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Will I need a referral to see a neurologist?

Will I need a referral to see a neurologist?

Depends: This depends on your insurance plan, but usually referrals are needed in order to see a specialist. You should discuss your symptoms with your primary care physician, who can best determine whether a referral to a neurologist is necessary. Http://patients. Aan. Com/go/workingwithyourdoctor ...Read more

Dr. Chirag Patel
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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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What does it mean to have referral to see a neurologist because of abnormal eegs?

What does it mean to have referral to see a neurologist because of abnormal eegs?

? epilepsy: An abnormal eeg may be consistent with epilepsy, but could be present due to migraine headaches, prior head or neck injuries, and even medication effects. Best to check out and make certain that all is well. ...Read more

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Will I need a referral and or a parent to see a neurologist?

Will I need a referral and or a parent to see a neurologist?

See below: Most neurologists will take a referral. You can call their office and see if you can self refer. If you are 37 the parents will not be able to help. ...Read more

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How can I get referral to different neurologist?

How can I get referral to different neurologist?

Ask your PCP: Ask you primary care physician for a referral to another neurologist for another opinion. ...Read more

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If my pc dr's referral isn't enough, can a neurologist perform the necessary memory tests to satisfy the insurance company to approve an MRI?

If my pc dr's referral isn't enough, can a neurologist perform the necessary memory tests to satisfy the insurance company to approve an MRI?

Wrong place to ask: You're wandering (and wondering) blindly. Your insurance carrier has policies for everything, probably including your situation. Check your insurer's website. If it's not there, call them and ask to be sent the relevant medical policy. It's likely that your doctor hasn't read it either. Your next move will be determined by the policy. Pay particular attention to "medical necessity" clauses. ...Read more

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How much time do urgent referrals to a neurologist take on the nhs?

How much time do urgent referrals to a neurologist take on the nhs?

The time varies: The time to see a neurologist urgently within the NHS varies among hospitals and geographic locations within the UK. The maximum waiting time for non-urgent referrals is 18 weeks and for cancer referrals is 2 weeks. The NHS website provides more details: http://www. Nhs. Uk/choiceintheNHS/Rightsandpledges/Waitingtimes/Pages/Guide%20to%20waiting%20times. Aspx ...Read more

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Would I see a neurologist to find out if I have aspergers?

Would I see a neurologist to find out if I have aspergers?

A Psychiatrist: A psychiatrist, especially a board certified child psychiatrist would seem best to be able to make the diagnosis of Asperger syndrome. All child psychiatrists, like myself, are also general? Adult psychiatrist. We have special expertise being able to diagnose conditions usually beginning in childhood, as is the case here. A good book is Asperger syndrome byu tony attwood. ...Read more

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Will I need to see a neurologist if I have acute headaches?

See your doctor 1st.: I'd suggest starting out by seeing your regular doctor, who can diagnose and treat most of the common headache causes. If your doctor is unable to find the cause, or if it's a cause best treated by a neurologist, your doctor can refer you to one. ...Read more

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Can you see a neurologist without having to pay and it goes through med aid?

Can you see a neurologist without having to pay and it goes through med aid?

Not Sure: If you have medical Aid of some kind, you can call the number on your card and ask what neurologist is on your plan that accept the med aid, then their office and your plan would be able to tell if you have any type of payment. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I am a student and lately I been having seizere episodes. I have not got time to see my neurologist is there something I can do on my own?

Wouldn't recommend: If you honestly think that you are having seizures, please see a neurologist, family physician at a minimum! You could be placing yourself (or others) in a very dangerous situation if you are having uncontrolled seizures. If you can see your regular doctor, he/she may be able to call up their favorite neurologist and help expidite a visit. ...Read more

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I have reoccurring episodes of intense de ja vous followed by a wave if anxiety. Just started in the last few months. Do I need to see a neurologist?

I have reoccurring episodes of intense de ja vous followed by a wave if anxiety. Just started in the last few months. Do I need to see a neurologist?

Psychiatrist?: These symptoms are perhaps more psychiatric than neurologic. You should see you primary care doctor to discuss before jumping to a specialist. ...Read more

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I see neurologist soonest available in 2weeks. Daily headache upon waking, more severe daily and last all day unless laying down. Can't take anymore?

Rebound Headaches: This situation is extremely common. The term rebound headaches describes daily headaches caused the over doing Aspirin and other head ache medications. Head aches often resolve once these medications are discontinued. ...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.

Also add travel costs ...Read more

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Should one see a neurologist for dx of sciatica?

Should one see a neurologist for dx of sciatica?

Options: Your primary care doctor is a great place to start. They can coordinate your care with any needed specialists. In some communities, Physiatrists (Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation specialists) give non-surgical management of back and leg pain, in some others it may be Neurologists or even pain management specialists. Surgical treatment can be from Orthopedic or Neurosurgical specialists! ...Read more

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Why should I see a neurologist for sleep problems?

Sleep: A neurologist is connected with the sleep lab that can help you diagnose your sleep disorder. ...Read more

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I currently see a rhumatist for the treatment of my fibro. Would changing to a neurologist be more helpful?

I currently see a rhumatist for the treatment of my fibro. Would changing to a neurologist be more helpful?

Second opinion: A second opinion can be a good thing. Your doc is likely doing his/her best but another point of view can be helpful w/out making a definitive change to another doc. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Had a mri done and all they told me was there were nonspecific changes and to see neurologist for further discussion. Should I be worried?

Had a mri done and all they told me was there were nonspecific changes and to see neurologist for further discussion. Should I be worried?

Probably not: If you have nonspecific changes, there may be no explanation. These are often due to smoking, high blood pressure, head injuries etc. It sometimes helps to have a second pair of eyes look at your MRI films. Then the decision can be made to dismiss the findings or not. ...Read more

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I asked a question before and 3 doctors agreed the answer was 'cataplexy'. I was wondering is it serious and will I have to see a neurologist?

Possibly: As you may know, cataplexy is a brief spell of loss of muscle tone, ranging from a shaky chin to completely falling down. It is associated with narcolepsy. Ideally, you want a doctor who is up to date on current medical treatments and has some experience in caring for patients with this condition. Your primary care doctor may be able to do that, but you may need to see a specialist initially. ...Read more

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Glaucoma. 1st opinion Dr. Said maybe blind in 5 yrs. & see neuro Dr. 2nd opinion Dr. Says glaucoma stable & neurologist not needed. Why difference?

Glaucoma. 1st opinion Dr. Said maybe blind in 5 yrs. & see neuro Dr. 2nd opinion Dr. Says glaucoma stable & neurologist not needed. Why difference?

Experience: Glaucoma can be a very challenging disease to treat and sometimes difficult to diagnose. If one of the doctors that you saw was a glaucoma specialist then I would lean towards their words of expertise. However if you have not seen a glaucoma specialist then I would recommend getting a third opinion, if possible, with an experienced specialist to settle which direction you should go. ...Read more

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I have an 11cm complex cyst on my kidney I see a neurologist in a few weeks but wondering if they will likely want to remove it (because if the size?

I have an 11cm complex cyst on my kidney I see a neurologist in a few weeks but wondering if they will likely want to remove it (because if the size?

Kidney cyst: It sounds like you will be seeing a nephrologist in a few weeks and that's a good idea. I'd expect to have the complex cyst removed to rule out the possibility of it's being malignant which can happen on occasion. ...Read more

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Should stroke patients see a specialist instead of a general neurologist?

Neurologist is fine: Seeing a neurologist is likely adequate and he/she will know when there is a reason to refer the patient to someone else. ...Read more

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Do I need to see a neurologist or a neurosurgeon if I just had my first seizure?

Neurologist: A neurologist would typically be the specialist to see for the initial evaluation. Good luck. ...Read more

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Why would I see a neurologist if my tongue is numb and brown?

Why would I see a neurologist if my tongue is numb and brown?

Advised to?: Is that what you were advised by a physician? If so, I would recommend that you see whoever your physician referred you to as he\she has personally examined you and knows the most about your specific symptoms. An oral surgeon or an ear nose and throat specialist are some other doctors that come to mind to examine and diagnose your situation. Could be medical &\or dental issues. ...Read more