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What will happen at a neurologist appointment for migraines

A 48-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 your migraines, then d ... Read More

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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Rhoades
47 years experience Family Medicine
Follow instructions: The DR who ordered these tests has your complete medical history, and recent exam to by. I would suggest following the instructions.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
23 years experience Emergency Medicine
If severe, go to ER: You should have medication to abort the migraine and ideally a "plan b" med for if the first fails. If you have exhausted your meds and/or if pain is ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Baker
13 years experience Neurology
Neuro: This is very variable. Some will allow for payment plans, some require up. Front payments. Average consultation i would estimate $150-$200.
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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 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jay Bradley
17 years experience LASIK Surgery
Yes: Yes. The neurologist can evaluate and manage both conditions.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Schwarzman
46 years experience Emergency Medicine
Possible MS: He/she will do a complete history and neurological exam and will most likely order an MRI of the the brain.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Nguyen
10 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
First GYN Exam: Your first GYN visit should start w/ a medical history where you go into detail about your pregnancies and sexual history. Your GYN will likely perfor ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
27 years experience Pathology
Likely yes.: Most likely, the first appointment would be to see how you speak to start with. A recording might be made of your voice and there might be a video ta ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Bad idea: The hospital will charge a small fortune for your visit, and an er is bright, noisy, with loads of irritating activity, which will definitely make you ... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Examination: A neuro-ophthalmologist is a specialist in the interaction between the nervous system and eye function. You will have a complete eye examination, an ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brett Noorda
24 years experience Dentistry
Life Threatening: If you feel your life is in danger, that is when you go to the er. Otherwise, go see your regular physician. If you don't have a regular physician, fi ... 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 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Rhoads
37 years experience Family Medicine
History, physical: Anorexia (loss of appetite), like any symptom, can have many causes. The first step by a doc is to take your history, and then do a physical exam, as ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brijesh Chandwani
10 years experience Pain Management
MRI: Magnetic resonance imaging; an imaging technique to visualize the soft tissues. In migraines an MRI is done to rule out any changes including tumors i ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience Family Medicine
Possibly: You may first require counseling and behavioral therapy. Medication may have to be prescribed by your physician.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
23 years experience Emergency Medicine
Contact University: Most teaching institutions will take "clinic" patients, and usually you can call and work with the social work or billing department for options. Depe ... Read More
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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
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Keller
14 years experience Anesthesiology
Pain Appointment: The first appointment can be lengthy. A lot of paperwork, detailed physical exam, maybe a narcotic contract, maybe an injection... Plan on a good hour ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald McCarren
35 years experience Neurology
Good Question: It is so nice to see someone proactive about their care. If you can look up online for the MIDAS questionnaire and fill that out. Also bring any prior ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Prevention/ablation: Best to stop headaches are triptan, if taken in first 90 minutes. Ergotamines or Cambia will be useful perhaps later in course. Maybe most successfu ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph De Santi
28 years experience Family Medicine
Chiro Care: You can expect to be treated very professionally, with attention to your complaints. You will have a thorough assessment of your general musculoskele ... 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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