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For what reason might it be that neurologists handle obstructive sleep apnea after diagnosis?

For what reason might it be that neurologists handle obstructive sleep apnea after diagnosis?

Neurology/OSA: It can be handled by doctors of many disciplines and dentists who specialize in sleep medicine. Neurologic disorders/abnormalities can contribute to sleep apnea. It's a very multidisciplinary field. ...Read more

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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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Have had symptom of imbalance for a year! been to ent, neurologist had mri's! no diagnosis! can you just have vertigo for no reason?

Have had symptom of imbalance for a year! been to ent, neurologist had mri's! no diagnosis! can you just have vertigo for no reason?

Perhaps these?: You may have "paroxysmal vertigo", a migraine epiphonomenon, or you might have inner ear issues, such a meniere's, or perhaps, an endolymphatic fistula. Hopefully, anemias, thyroid problems, decreased blood vessel flow, and medication adverse effects have been eliminated. Never hurts to get an additional opinion at nearby medical school. ...Read more

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I have tinnitus, just went to a ENT doctor and he couldn't find a reason for it, should I go to a neurologist?

I have tinnitus, just went to a ENT doctor and he couldn't find a reason for it, should I go to a neurologist?

Tinnitus: Tinnitus, unfortunately, is just one of those natural parts of aging for about 20% of the population. They rarely find a specific reason that can be treated. Most of it is just due to nerve degeneration (in the auditory nerve) or to increased prominence of blood vessel pulsations. The only treatment is "sound masking" where you use a source of "white noise" to distract your attention from the soun. ...Read more

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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

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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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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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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?

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