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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

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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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?

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.

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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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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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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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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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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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How do I go about seeing a neurologist do I ask my doctor to see one?

Neurologist: You should discuss your symptoms with your primary care provider to determine if a referral to neurology is appropriate. ...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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I'm suffering from sciatica for last 3 years. Should I see an orthopaedic or neurologist.?

I'm suffering from sciatica for last 3 years. Should I see an orthopaedic or neurologist.?

Spine Specialist: Recommend seeing a fellowship trained spine/pain specialist. ...Read more

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I want to see a neurologist, but my regular doctor will not schedule me an appointment, what should I do?

Get second opinion: It may be that a second doctor will agree with you, or it may be that the doctor will agree with the first doctor. If the latter is the case, then you need to decide if you really need to see a neurologist. If so, then you can always pay out of pocket to do so. The care is available, you just have to be willing to foot the bill. ...Read more

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I have these periods in which I block and can't do or say anything, not sure if should see neurologist or psychriatrist?

See both specialties: These episodes of blocking and being unable to speak or complete tasks could be either neurological or psychiatric. Both specialties have to train in the other, so either one should be able to give you some answers. Without more symptomatic information, a definitive diagnosis can't be made - it could be partial complex seizures or something psychiatric, which is determined by a thorough history. ...Read more

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I have just been diagnosed with Chiari type 1. I am waiting to see a Neurologist and understandably worried. Can it be fatal?

I have just been diagnosed with Chiari type 1. I am waiting to see a Neurologist and understandably worried. Can it be fatal?

Chiari Malformation: Is a developmental disorder in which the cerebellar tonsils extend down through the opening of the skull. The condition can worsen with certain activities like jumping on a trampoline or bungee jumping. There are varying degrees of protrusion and as one might expect varying degrees of symptoms depending on compression of the upper spinal cord or other structures. Its treatable and rarely fatal. ...Read more

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My PCP told me I have clinical headaches because my headaches are always different I am going to see a Neurologist but I am very concerned?

My PCP told me I have clinical headaches because my headaches are always different I am going to see a Neurologist but I am very concerned?

Migraine: You most likely have migraine headaches. You should ask to see a headache specialist. Not all neurologists manage headaches well. Migraine is defined as recurring disabling headaches. ...Read more

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I no longer see the psych who reccomended the neurologist. He said I look sedated. Do you think he took into account I'm on strong pain meds?

I no longer see the psych who reccomended the neurologist. He said I look sedated. Do you think he took into account I'm on strong pain meds?

Complications: I read your comment to my colleague sharing further about your medications. It sounds like you have a very complex problem that might be best addressed by a pain managment physician. Someone to guide the use of your pain medicines, especially? A psychiatrist could work collaboratively with this physician to address any depression or other concerns, such as potential for addiction, etc. ...Read more

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I have been struggling with migraine headaches and was told to see a neurologist but don't have any health insurance how much does one cost?

Neuro: This is very variable. Some will allow for payment plans, some require up. Front payments. Average consultation I would estimate $150-$200. ...Read more

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Top student when brain working. But much of time can't think AT ALL, so can never study acc to schedule or take full courseload. See a neurologist?

Top student when brain working. But much of time can't think AT ALL, so can never study acc to schedule or take full courseload. See a neurologist?

Ok: That would be a reasonable place to start, but I would suggest a good integrative physician might also be good, though hard to find, a good naturopath would also be reasonable- the symptom is a bit vague and a skilled clinician taking a good history is the way to begin ...Read more

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Neurologist and physiatrist seem to think that me seeing colored spots and colored sparks is coming from anxiety.? But see them when I'm not anxious?

Neurologist and physiatrist seem to think that me seeing colored spots and colored sparks is coming from anxiety.? But see them when I'm not anxious?

They may be right: Sounds like you have already consulted several doctors about the colored spots and sparks. You also had angiography and ct of the head. Of course, I don't know when you had these procedures and how they relate to your seeing colored spots. In the end, you have to decide whether you trust the doctors. ...Read more

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Is zzquil safe every night for 2 month? I have daily migraines and that is giving me anxiety, I can't sleep. I see the neurologist regularly. Thank yo

Is zzquil safe every night for 2 month? I have daily migraines and that is giving me anxiety, I can't sleep. I see the neurologist regularly. Thank yo

Wean off: Not sure what's in zzquil but generally they have alcohol and while 1or 2 doses May help, chronic ingestion may be contributing to migraines, insomnia, and anxiety. I suggest you wean off and reassess symptoms. Ask Neuro for a med for all symptoms. ...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

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Is it recommended to see a neurologist for an ocular migraine?

Is it recommended to see a neurologist for an ocular migraine?

No: Your eye md and / or primary care physician should be able to diagnose and make recommendations on the best way to control. If there is atypical presentation or other symptoms, a consult with neurologist may be relevant. ...Read more