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What to expect from a neurologist appointment first time

A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Dowd
19 years experience Internal Medicine
Info gathering: Usually a doctor will have you fill out initial paperwork, talk to you about your history in general, as well as the history of whatever problem you'r ... Read More

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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Clear
11 years experience Family Medicine
You cannot: Doctors are people with varying opinions when it comes to social norms. There's likely nothing you can do to ensure acceptance, but I would suggest a ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Fisher
33 years experience Neurology
Of course not: The neurologist won't consider doing a spinal tap unless there is a reason to suspect that your headaches are something other than migraines. And that ... Read More
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Dr. Michelle Jonker
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Consult a GP: It will be best to consult with a GP to assess what the possible cause of the pain could be. You can then be referred to the right type of specialist. ... Read More
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Biologic variation: Titers of antibodies do decline with time, if there is no ongoing stimulation. You probably had a low titer ANA and it declined becasue there was no m ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harold Mandel
39 years experience General Practice
Immediate consult!: The post-traumatic headache your son has experienced should be evaluated by a neurologist as soon as possible & may require treatment. And make ce ... Read More
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Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Tremor: Mention this to your neurologist. If the tremor occurs at rest (intention tremor) it may be the type seen in families and treated with beta blockers o ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Typical: Just like an internist, the doctor will take and history and perform an examination, but here, focuses on neurological systems. A preliminary diagnos ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Let me help: The visit is similar to seeing your family doctor, in that there is an interview process to obtain a history, and an examination focusing on neurologi ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
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Dr. A V answered
17 years experience Neurology
Neurologist: The neurologist will take a thorough history regarding the reason for your visit (neurological in nature). You will then have a detailed neurological ... Read More

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