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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.

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Dr. Chirag Patel
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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.