Dr. Bert Liang

Neurology
CA
male

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General Adult Neurologist with additional specialization in Oncology.

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Neurology

Languages spoken

English

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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bert Liang
Specializes in Neurology
Prevention: As noted, "mild" strokes are treatable. However, the risk after having any type of stroke is high within months after the event. It is imperative th... Read More
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A male asked:
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Not sure of ?: Involvement of the medulla oblongata is a posterior fossa structure, which controls a whole host of autonomic and voluntary things, which could be ver... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
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Yes but: ...you should discuss this with your doctor. It isn't common but it may require modification, either altering dose or the medication altogether.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
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Specializes in Neurology
Botulinum toxin : Botulinum toxin A or laser therapy can be very helpful in this condition. A cosmetic or dermatologist physician can perform the procedure.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
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Borderline: Not sure what their term borderline means in this context, viz. whether this is a new finding, something that has been associated with the administrat... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
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Treatment: This is most likely due to muscle spasm. It can easily be addressed with botulinum toxin as needed. See you PCP if it continues to be bothersome and... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
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Be seen: You should probably be seen by a physician who can evaluate you for issues with a potential neuropathy or radiculopathy or pleurisy (etc.). There are... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
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Specializes in Neurology
Aesthetics: There are a variety of approaches, from strategic botulinum toxin A injections to fillers. Suggest you go to an aesthetic physician for further discu... Read More
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A 62-year-old male asked:
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Specializes in Neurology
It can be: Most organs change in size during life depending on genetic and environmental factors. THe brain is similar, and thus there are age related estimates... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
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It's possible: This is a potential side effect, which may not be related to dose. There are approaches to this, as diverse as switching medications to laser treatme... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bert Liang
Specializes in Neurology
Not usually: With the exception of associative findings on MRI for particular syndromes, it isn't the best test for Parkinson Disease.
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bert Liang
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Assessment: There should be an extensive workup for patients who exhibit signs of dementia, which includes a number of different diagnostic tests, which may inclu... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bert Liang
Specializes in Neurology
Roughly 4 days: The upper end of the half life of the drug is about 32 hours, so it will take about 4 days to metabolize/excrete the drug.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
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Specializes in Neurology
Lots of things: To start, etiologies include metabolic, autoimmune, vascular, infiltrative, neoplastic, traumatic, infectious, congenital, inflammatory, toxic agent, ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bert Liang
Specializes in Neurology
Be seen: If you have new onset vertigo, you should be evaluated by a physician or other health care provider to assess the symptoms and localize the issue. Yo... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bert Liang
Specializes in Neurology
Details: Is this new? Can you write? Do you have difficulty reading? Can you name your fingers? Or is this chronic? Something you've always had? If the for... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
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Where: Dermal fillers can work to increase the appearance of subcutaneous tissue. If the question relates to a weight issue generally seeing a MD and dietici... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bert Liang
Specializes in Neurology
Be seen: This could be a variety of things, from dehydration to hypertension and everything in between. More history would be helpful, as well as a physical e... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bert Liang
Specializes in Neurology
Ignore: Opioids are the treatment of last resort; PT , yoga, pilates are therapies to be investigated first.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
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Specializes in Neurology
Stops it: The drug halts mitosis as it prevents microtubule polymerization.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
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Second opinion: You might want to see another health care provider, since you seem to be prescribed the same medications. You may also want to use the words when des... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bert Liang
Specializes in Neurology
Ignore: Avoid stimulants such as caffeine at night, and take medications as directed by your MD.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
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See your surgeon: The terminology is unclear here with respect to the status of disc at the cervical (assumed, but topic tag conflicting) region. Please see a neurosur... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bert Liang
Specializes in Neurology
Laser: You're in a place where there are literally thousands of aesthetic physicians who can help. There are a number of approaches including lasers. See one... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
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Specializes in Neurology
Distinctly uncommon: Spinal cord astrocytomas are distinctly uncommon, with less than 500 or so cases diagnosed per year. In large data base studies the median age was 22... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
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Klippel-Feil: This genetic disorder has a number of challenges, although the most apparent is the bone issues. Having a good general internist to coordinate care w... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
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Specializes in Neurology
Nature and nurture: Like most things, both genetic susceptibility and environmental influences together effect a number of human traits, including personality.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
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Specializes in Neurology
See your doctor: There are a variety of causes of a stiff neck, but the degree of symptoms suggests you should attend to it promptly. A detailed history and examinati... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
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Specializes in Neurology
Congenital: Developmental Venous Anomalies are congenital, benign lesions. They are typically discovered incidentally, with a relative high prevalence in the gen... Read More
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A female asked:
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Specializes in Neurology
Depends: Ovarian cancer encompasses a number of different types of malignancies. Some can and do spread to the lung as well as locally within the abdomen as w... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Bert Liang
Specializes in Neurology
General term: Sciatica has become a generalized term implying a nerve problem involving the leg. Low back pain associated with groin pain can indeed be due to nerv... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bert Liang
Specializes in Neurology
See a doctor: If you have symptoms of progressive weakness without sensory signs or symptoms, you should be evaluated with NCV/EMG. Otherwise, the chances of havin... Read More
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A female asked:
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Specializes in Neurology
Further evaluation: If you have a diagnosis of myelopathy, please consult your health care provider about a therapeutic plan, which could include not only surgical interv... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bert Liang
Specializes in Neurology
Nerve: Your symptoms may relate to a nerve impingement. Please be seen by your PCP and/or a neurologist who can create a diagnostic plan for further evaluat... Read More
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A male asked:
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Specializes in Neurology
Be seen: New onset falls should be evaluated. Please see your PCP promptly for an assessment.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bert Liang
Specializes in Neurology
HD: If by HD you are referring to Huntington Disease, then the visit by the genetic counselor and neurologist was appropriate, as is the further evaluatio... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Bert Liang
Specializes in Neurology
It can: There are reports of muscle spasms being associated with schizophrenia, although some authors suggest this is a result of the treatment of the disorde... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Bert Liang
Specializes in Neurology
See your specialist: If modafinil is no longer effective you should see your doctor to reevaluate your therapy. You may need modification of your dosing or changes in the... Read More
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A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bert Liang
Specializes in Neurology
Unsure what you mean: Everyone has white matter in the brain; it's the usual coverings of the nerves as they leave the grey matter and facilitate conduction of electrical i... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bert Liang
Specializes in Neurology
Depends: In general, gabapentin is less likely to be associated with dependency. However, there are a number of reports that have indicated that there is pote... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bert Liang
Specializes in Neurology
Speak to your doctor: Have you spoken to the ordering physician regarding the imaging results? Your history and examination will be important to help localize the issue; a... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bert Liang
Specializes in Neurology
Ignore: Mild depression is often reactive; utilize interpersonal networks to work through these events.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bert Liang
Specializes in Neurology
More details: One needs better to understand your external sleep conditions as well as whether there are other aspects related to sleep in your history (e.g. "Paras... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bert Liang
Specializes in Neurology
Depends: There are a number of aesthetic approaches that are available to create a different perception of facial thinness, from masseter BOTOX to fillers. Su... Read More
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A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bert Liang
Specializes in Neurology
Doubtful vascular: This is most likely musculoskeletal pain. If bothersome, see your physician for recommendations on over the counter medications that may be useful.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bert Liang
Specializes in Neurology
Unknown: More details are required in order to help determine causation. Please see your doctor to be evaluated with a history and physical examination which ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bert Liang
Specializes in Neurology
See a sleep doctor: Sleep walking is a parasomnia, or disorder which occurs during sleep. There are a myriad of complications, so it is best discussed with an expert phy... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bert Liang
Specializes in Neurology
Be seen: With any trauma with persistent symptoms you should be evaluated promptly.
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bert Liang
Specializes in Neurology
See your MD: Yes, there is a danger of stopping suddenly. Please see your physician to create a taper regimen if appropriate.
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A male asked:
Dr. Bert Liang
Specializes in Neurology
Doubtful: You need to speak with your doctor, but these numbers are not alarming, notwithstanding that they are chronic. Would not believe that this is neoplas... Read More
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Dr. Liang provide very valuable assistance with my patient in a super prompt and thorough response to my question. He is clearly a physician who takes an interest in patients and goes the extra mile ...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thanks Dr Liang for explaining Aura i never get a headache just Zig Zag and sometimes communication prob in writing first time when i had first ever Migraine 17yrs ago D...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you for affirming my experience last week. Having a dx of mild pulmonary hypertension w/ edema and a slight blockage in the l pulm artery, I wasn't prepared for th...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you! Also family history of DVT in my sister a few years ago which led her to discontinue contraceptives so thanks for verifying I should see a doc and I'm not jus...Read More

Awards

Top Doctor, First Place, California - Spring
2017
Thought Leader, First Place, the San Diego Region - Spring
2017
Top Neurologist, First Place, the Nation - Spring
2017
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