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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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Headache on the area where guys have there landing strip the scalp has a burning sensation, neurologist says its nothing, anxiety he says?

Headache on the area where guys have there landing strip the scalp has a burning sensation, neurologist says its nothing, anxiety he says?

Hard to second guess: If you had a neuro exam, it is hard to second guess. You could always get a second op, but would need to have an exam and thorough account of your history. Headache in this area (if muscle tension) can, in some cases, be alleviated with botox. ...Read more

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Neurologist did body emg and saw nerve damage in both forearm areas but said it was past damage And not active. What could this mean. He wasn't worried?

Neurologist did body emg and saw nerve damage in both forearm areas but said it was past damage And not active. What could this mean. He wasn't worried?

Comments: Not clear to me as to what result was conveyed to you. EMG data should be clinically correlated, and whether old or new, does have some significance. Would urge you discuss this further, as an explanation of the findings in detail would be enhance your understanding and maybe reassure you. ...Read more

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Mollarett's meningitis my brother who is 54 just had his 4th case of viral meningitis in 3 1/2 years. He lives on the oregon coast and saw a portland neurologist 1 1/2 years ago when he had his 3rd case. Is there a neurologist in the seattle area who

Mollarett's meningitis my brother who is 54 just had his 4th case of viral meningitis in 3 1/2 years. He lives on the oregon coast and saw a portland neurologist 1 1/2 years ago when he had his 3rd case. Is there a neurologist in the seattle area who

The: The best idea if he wants to seek a second opinion in the seattle area, is to call a hospital you think highly of in your area (university, swedish, etc) and ask for the doctor's referral line, then ask for a recommendation for a neurologist or an infectious disease specialist. It is always a good idea for a second opinion so I think it is a good idea to pursuse this. ...Read more

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I would like a neurologist in the nashville, tn area that specializes in migrane/lupus type of headaches and uses stadol (butorphanol) as a treatment?

I would like a neurologist in the nashville, tn area that specializes in migrane/lupus type of headaches and uses stadol (butorphanol) as a treatment?

Off the market: It looks like Stadol is off the market.

In general, using opioids more than 5 times a month can make your migraines worse, so use them sparingly, if at all. ...Read more

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I have right knee swollen, my thigh area goes numb and my feet also go numb, should I go c neurologist?

I have right knee swollen, my thigh area goes numb and my feet also go numb, should I go c neurologist?

For starters...: Based on your post the first place you should go is to your primary care physician; although your complaints sound like there is a neurological component to them; the swollen rt knee needs looking at...There may be a vascular issue as well which is why the primary care doc is the place to start. ...Read more

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Severe lower back pain, stabbing and radiating around to front groin area. Mri, showed hemangioma, what does that mean? Neurologist or other dr?

Severe lower back pain, stabbing and radiating around to front groin area. Mri, showed hemangioma, what does that mean? Neurologist or other dr?

Neurosurgeon: I feel that a neurosurgeon is best qualified to evaluate you and he will review your images with the radiologist. A hemangioma is a growth of blood vessels and occur in various parts of the body. Something appears to be pressing on a nerve root coming out of the spine (like a disk). ...Read more

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Developed severe stabbing lower back pain, radiating around hip to front groin area. Mri showed an hemangioma? What does this mean? A neurologist?

Developed severe stabbing lower back pain, radiating around hip to front groin area. Mri showed an hemangioma? What does this mean? A neurologist?

Depends on exact: Location of hemangioma, but get an opinion from a neurosurgeon if your doctor thinks hemangioma is cause of your pain. ...Read more

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Car accident. Both arms ache on/off and gets worse when used a lot. Whenever sleep, fingers feel swollen. Sore spots on armpit areas. Go2 neurologist?

Car accident. Both arms ache on/off and gets worse when used a lot. Whenever sleep, fingers feel swollen. Sore spots on armpit areas. Go2 neurologist?

Sure. Good idea to: See a neurologist. He/she can examine you and give you a proper diagnosis. You may start w/your family doc and if he/she thinks it appropriate will refer you. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Lower back pain, r hip pain, numbness and pain in sacral area, numbness and tingling in genital area, neurologist doesn't have answer, says mri is fin?

Lower back pain, r hip pain, numbness and pain in sacral area, numbness and tingling in genital area, neurologist doesn't have answer, says mri is fin?

Keep looking: Definitely not a normal complaint and diagnosis must be made. If your MRI of your lumbar spine is normal, it may be coming from your brain, your cervical, or your thoracic spine. It can be from a structural abnormality, which can be seen on an MRI, but it can also be caused by nonstructiral, neurological conditions as well. Your neurologist needs to take the ball and run with it or second opin ...Read more

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What's a neurologist?

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?

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 of 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

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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