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When would be the best time to find a new neurologist? Is it better to wait until my headaches flare up again or find one now? My old neurologist didn't listen to me.
See one soon: Chenck for migranes see a new neurologist ...Read more
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
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
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
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
Movement disorders: Neurologists sub-specializing in movement disorders will often take care of patients with spinocerebellar ataxia. ...Read more
Both have roles: They both might have roles in your treatment. ...Read more
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
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
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?
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
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
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?
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.
Also add travel costs ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
Minimum time: Four years of training after medical school in residency. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
Neuro: I found a link that might help answer your question http://everydaylife. Globalpost. Com/neurologist-vs-neuropsychologist-26616. Html. ...Read more