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Dr. Chirag Patel
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Neurology (Overview)

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 is called a neurologist.


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What to expect if i'm going to neurology?

What to expect if i'm going to neurology?

A neuro visit: At a neuro visit: you should expect to have a detailed interview and physical exam, and to undergo neurological tests- such as tests for eye movements, coordination, reflexes, sensation etc. ...Read more

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Dr. Chirag Patel
1,252 doctors shared insights

Neurology (Overview)

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 is called a neurologist.


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Cost of studying neurology?

Cost of studying neurology?

Lots..Staggeringly: First, 4 years of college, then 4 years of medical school...Then a year of internship and then about 3-5 years of residency/fellowship. It takes a lot of money and time and dedication...I am pleased that you are interested, but go talk to a neurologist first before you make a decision... ...Read more

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What is idiopath auto neurology?

New specialty to me: My guess is that this is a specialist that helps personal injury lawsuit clients that were in accidents using idiopathic methods. ...Read more

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What is the pbl neurologic disorder?

What is the pbl neurologic disorder?

?PVL: I am wondering whether you may be asking about pvl which occurs in premature infants who suffer rds. This is the term used for periventricular leucomalacia. This a finding on ct and MRI that can be associated with the clinical condition of cerebral palsy. ...Read more

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What is neurology ? What is neurology ?

Medicine Speciality: Neurology is a medical specialty that deals with the diseases of the nervous system. Neurology deals with the diagnosis and treatment of all categories of conditions and disease involving the central and peripheral nervous system. A neurologist is a physician specializing in neurology and trained to investigate, or diagnose and treat neurological disorders. Neurology also has many subspecialties. ...Read more

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What to expect if i'm going to neurology?

A neuro visit: At a neuro visit: you should expect to have a detailed interview and physical exam, and to undergo neurological tests- such as tests for eye movements, coordination, reflexes, sensation etc. ...Read more

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How does a nonfocal neurologic exam work?

How does a nonfocal neurologic exam work?

Non-focal : Non-focal is a normal neurological examination and does not suggest any focal injury or problem. ...Read more

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What is neurology the study of in general?

Subspecialty area: Neurology is the area of medicine that focuses on disorders of brain, spinal cord, peripheral nerves and muscles. Illustrative disorders include stroke, headaches, parkinson's, alzheimers, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, als, many injuries, neuropathy, myopathy, etc. To learn more, go to www.Aan.Com. ...Read more

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How long does a neurology appointment lasts?

It depends: It will depend on the nature of your problem. In a private practice new patients may be given a slot of 20 to 30 minutes. If you are seen at an academic medical center it may be longer becuase you may be seen by a resident (a doctor who is undergoing specialty training in neurology) and then by the supervising neurologist. ...Read more

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Are focal neurologic deficits always symptomatic?

Are focal neurologic deficits always symptomatic?

Please repost: Not sure what you're asking. A symptom is what a patient experiences & tells the clinician. A sign is what the clinician finds on examination. You like the symptoms & signs to match up. That makes everything easier. You can have symptoms without signs ("I feel jittery") & vice versa, e.g. a heart murmur or elevated blood pressure. You need to rephrase your question so it makes sense. ...Read more