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Should stroke patients see a specialist instead of a general neurologist?

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Dr. Philip Chao
Radiology

In brief: General neurologist

Is fine. Just make sure you had a good workup in the hospital.
Mri scan, mra of the neck vessels and the brain. Or ultrasound of the vessels of the neck and brain (transcranial doppler.) ask your doc.

In brief: General neurologist

Is fine. Just make sure you had a good workup in the hospital.
Mri scan, mra of the neck vessels and the brain. Or ultrasound of the vessels of the neck and brain (transcranial doppler.) ask your doc.
Dr. Philip Chao
Dr. Philip Chao
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Dr. Edward Smith
Neurology

In brief: Not necessarily

If the stroke is established, i.
e., the acute phase is over, then a general neurologist should be satisfactory. Studies have shown that acute strokes have the best results if treated in special stroke centers where stroke neurologists are in attendance.

In brief: Not necessarily

If the stroke is established, i.
e., the acute phase is over, then a general neurologist should be satisfactory. Studies have shown that acute strokes have the best results if treated in special stroke centers where stroke neurologists are in attendance.
Dr. Edward Smith
Dr. Edward Smith
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Justin Fuehrer
Emergency Medicine

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Justin Fuehrer
Justin Fuehrer
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