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So, I want to become a neurologist. :) what are the best tips that you have? :)

So, I want to become a neurologist. :) what are the best tips that you have? :)

Do well in College!: High college GPA. High MCAT score. Be part of any club or organization, leadership position ideally, to show good social skills. You can have any major, even non-science, but you need to complete pre-med requirements. Do volunteer work such as working in hospital, free clinic or doctor's office. Do basic science or clinical research. In med school, you can pick neurology or not. Please have fun! ...Read more

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Neurology (Definition)

Neurology is a field of study in which a person studies the brain, the spinal cord, the nerves, their functions, and their diseases. A doctor who specializes in brain, spinal cord, and nerve disorders ...Read more


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I am desperately in need of new neurologist, mine does not listen at all and isn't help me. What's the best way to find a good doctor?

I am desperately in need of new neurologist, mine does not listen at all and isn't help me. What's the best way to find a good doctor?

Sorry to hear that : Sometimes it takes a few trials to get the right fit; just like trying on new clothes :-) ask your friends, zodoc, Yelp even. Don't give up!! ...Read more

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Is a neuropsychologist the best person to ask if you're unsure if you should see A) a neurologist or B) a psychiatrist / fellow psychologist?

Is a neuropsychologist the best person to ask if you're unsure if you should see A) a neurologist or B) a psychiatrist / fellow psychologist?

Signs & symptoms ?: Neurologists & psychiatrists refer to neuropsychologists when they need standardized tests of cognition, memory, attention, visual & auditory processing, executive functions, pro-social skills,etc. to define functional impact of neurological & psychiatric disorders. See your primary physician for a history, physical & neurological exam for genetic & other medical causes & to direct referrals. ...Read more

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The Best neurosurgeon in Fort Worth Tx? My neurologist is Dr Liu, I have a non secreting but growing pituitary tumor. Did not like the Dr he recommended.

The Best neurosurgeon in Fort Worth Tx? My neurologist is Dr Liu, I have a non secreting but growing pituitary tumor. Did not like the Dr he recommended.

Pituitary tumor: Even though the tumor may not be secretory, Endocrinologists deal with these tumors all the time, and have a lot of experience with neurosurgeons, if indeed surgery is needed. You may wish to seek out an Endo. Nevertheless, bedside manner does not always predict skill. The most obnoxious surgeon may be the best. ...Read more

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I am on 50mg of amitriptyline for migraines. I talked to the neurologist about going off of them. What is the best way to taper off by 10mg at a time?

I am on 50mg of amitriptyline for migraines. I talked to the neurologist about going off of them. What is the best way to taper off by 10mg at a time?

Side effects?: Has your neurologist considered recommending nortriptyline which generally has less intense side effects than amitriptyline (if side effects are hampering you?). I tend to wean my patients off by about 10 mg. every 3-5 days from 50mg. To ZERO. Wanna chat about this a bit more? www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi ...Read more

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Can a neurologist recommend the best specialist to consult for spinocerebellar ataxia?

Can a neurologist recommend the best specialist to consult for spinocerebellar ataxia?

Movement disorders: Neurologists sub-specializing in movement disorders will often take care of patients with spinocerebellar ataxia. ...Read more

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Are papaverine and nimodipine the best cerebral vasodilators? I want to ask my neurologist about certain drugs to make sure we explore all options!

Vasospasm: When there is vasospasm of the arteries in the brain, an intraarterial infusion of verapamil or balloon angioplasty of the major vessels can help to overcome the arterial narrowing too. Maintaining high cardiac output, elevated blood volume, and relatively dilute blood concentration (hematocrit 30) can reduce the risk of stroke due to vasospasm. ...Read more

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What is the best type of doctor to treat cervical spondylosis? I have a neurologist, but he's moving to another state.

What is the best type of doctor to treat cervical spondylosis? I have a neurologist, but he's moving to another state.

Musculoskeletal : Cervicsl spondylosis is a combination of disc and joint degenerative change. It is important that you have as good as possible Musculoskeletal care, physical therapy, appropriate neck pillow, as part of all of this. It is difficult to treat, and there is not a cure. Physicians who deal with this include neurologist, rheumatologist, or the Orthopedic surgeons, and pain physicians ...Read more

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What conditions cause cog wheeling in the leg muscles? Could Ankylosing Spondylitis cause it? Would a neurologist be the best doc to see for this?

What conditions cause cog wheeling in the leg muscles? Could Ankylosing Spondylitis cause it? Would a neurologist be the best doc to see for this?

Parkinsonism: Cogwheeling is a term used to describe a pattern of rigidity which is seen in patients with parkinsonism. Ankylosing spondylitis will not cause it. neurologists ares most familiar with this neurological finding ...Read more

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Have had zoster on both hands for 10 mos.—resists acyclovir & brivudine. Positive zoster test; some neuropathy; no underlying disease found. What is the best next step? Neurologist? Other specialist?

Have had zoster on both hands for 10 mos.—resists acyclovir & brivudine. Positive zoster test; some neuropathy; no underlying disease found. What is the best next step? Neurologist? Other specialist?

Unusual presentation: Although I have seen zoster present in mysterious ways, this is unusual. The fact that you have a referral neuropathy, makes me think you have a lot more going on than just a zoster. If your ign tider for herpes is positive, it is possible that the herpes may have caused your peripheral neuropathy. Dennesta case, enteropathy is now its own disease and you will need chronicum therapy. I consult neurologist. ...Read more

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Tingling in left hand and leg for 3 weeks. Neurologist said its likely from nerve compression. MRI and blood tests clear. The Best way to treat?

Tingling in left hand and leg for 3 weeks. Neurologist said its likely from nerve compression. MRI and blood tests clear.  The Best way to treat?

MRI of what?: If you are really having paresthesias in both limbs on the left for exactly the same length of time and simultaneously, it's not nerve compression, unless you misunderstood your neurologist. WHAT nerve is compressed? If the neurologist can't name the nerve, get another opinion. ...Read more

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What costs and implications would be involved in travelling from Scotland to USA to see a neurologist to try to get to the bottom of my health probs?

Health tourism: Good question. Are you sure a neurologist is what you want?

Your health care costs would include c. $300 for a consultation, and more depending on the tests you may have done, such as blood tests, MRI, etc. Sometimes MRI sites can do their study for about $400.

Most insurances, like Medicare, pay about $150 for the consultation, because they get a discount.

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What's a neurologist?

Like your question: Traditional answer, a doctor trained in diagnosing and treating diseases of the nervous system, involving brain, spinal cord, peripheral nerves and muscles. Included disease states, such as migraine, stroke, parkinson's, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, neuropathy and myopathy, etc. Also, deals with medical disorders which secondarlily cause neurological complications. ...Read more

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How to become a neurologist?

Training: After finishing medical school, you undergo specialty training in residency for a minimum of four years to fulfill the minimal; requirements in the US. ...Read more

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Where can I find a neurologist?

Start with your doc: I would start with your primary care doctor as they are usually a good source of info on other doctors in your area. You could also ask trusted friends/family for recommendations and bring those names to your doctor for discussion. ...Read more

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Could I ask my neurologist for certain meds?

Asking for Meds: This is a difficult question to answer. To begin with, of course you can ask your neurologist for a specific medication. However, some physicians have very strict criteria regarding narcotic medications, and most physicians will not prescribe a medication which is not appropriate for your illness, or which they are uncomfortable using.

It never hurts to ask, but they may say no. ...Read more

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Do neurologists treat dissociative disorders?

Do neurologists treat dissociative disorders?

Not alone: Neurologists may treat some people who also have dissociative disorders, but would not be doing this by themselves unless they also have full training in psychiatry. A typical scenario might be a patient who has both a seizure disorder and dissociative disorder -- needs care from both psychiatry and neurology working together. Such a person will also need psychotherapy. ...Read more

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What are the steps to becoming a neurologist?

Many steps : College for four years. Med school for four years. One year general medicine internship. Three years neurology residency. Perhaps 1-2 years fellowship training to subspecialize. ...Read more

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What can I expect at a neurologist appointment?

What can I expect at a neurologist appointment?

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 neurological systems. Subsequently, the doctor will discuss presumptive diagnosis, possible confirmatory testing, and recommendations for treatment. Hope outcome of your visit is beneficial. ...Read more

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How much time does it take to become a neurologist?

Minimum time: Four years of training after medical school in residency. ...Read more

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What can you expect from a neurologist appointment?

What can you expect from a neurologist appointment?

Typical: Just like an internist, the doctor will take and history and perform an examination, but here, focuses on neurological systems. A preliminary diagnosis will be provided, and testing may be ordered to confirm correct diagnosis. Treatments and/or therapy will be advised based on the above conclusions. Your neurologist is your partner to restore functioning of your central and peripheral nerves. ...Read more

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What happens during a consultation with a neurologist?

EVALUATION: Most visits are due to referral to evaluate symptoms which may be caused from either the central (brain, spinal cord) or peripheral (nerve, muscle) nervous systems. The doctor takes a full history and performs a full exam. (similar to primary care, but focusing on neuro systems). Diagnostic conclusions are reached, confirmatory tests may be ordered, and treatment based on all the above. ...Read more

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What to expect for first trip to a neurologists office?

Like a normal doctor: I believe that a visit to a neurologists office is the same as your primary care physician. The neurologist will take a detailed history and perform a comprehensive examination. The entire initial visit should last between 30 and 60 minutes in its entirety. ...Read more

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What courses will I need to take to become a neurologist?

What courses will I need to take to become a neurologist?

A good start...: Would be medical school. Neurologists have a 4-year residency after med school. If you're not in med school I would concentrate more on making this happen first. In that vein, contrary to popular belief, a specific set of courses (biology etc) is not necessary (save for prerequisites). One of the brightest physicians I know got his undergrad degree in photography? First, love what you do! ...Read more

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What to expect from a neurologist appointment first time?

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're seeing him/her for, then do an exam and make some recommendations for next steps. Good luck! ...Read more

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What should I expect at an appointment with the neurologist?

History and exam: We will ask what's going on. Listen to you. Ask a few questions. Examine you. Usually we have a decent idea of the top two or three possibilities in 1-2 minutes and the rest confirms this. If you have had a scan done being the actual pictures on cd. ...Read more

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What can a neuro-psych find out that a regular neurologist can not?

Neuro: I found a link that might help answer your question http://everydaylife. Globalpost. Com/neurologist-vs-neuropsychologist-26616. Html. ...Read more