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What kind of doctor sees somebody for restless legs syndrome?

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Dr. Glen Elliott
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
5 doctors agree

In brief: Sleep Disorder Doc

If you can find a sleep disorders clinic, that will be the best place to get diagnosed and treated for restless legs syndrome.
If no such clinic is available, neurologists probably have the greatest expertise among other specialists.

In brief: Sleep Disorder Doc

If you can find a sleep disorders clinic, that will be the best place to get diagnosed and treated for restless legs syndrome.
If no such clinic is available, neurologists probably have the greatest expertise among other specialists.
Dr. Glen Elliott
Dr. Glen Elliott
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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: PCP

Or neurologist.

In brief: PCP

Or neurologist.
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Dr. Luis Villaplana
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Dr. Ted King
Phlebology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: A phlebologist

Venous insufficiency and varicose veins are a very commonly overlooked cause of restless legs syndrome (rls).
If you have trouble with RLS and have veins you can see in your legs, i would recommend seeing a phlebologist (vein specialist). If you have varicose veins and rls, treating your veins can make a huge difference.

In brief: A phlebologist

Venous insufficiency and varicose veins are a very commonly overlooked cause of restless legs syndrome (rls).
If you have trouble with RLS and have veins you can see in your legs, i would recommend seeing a phlebologist (vein specialist). If you have varicose veins and rls, treating your veins can make a huge difference.
Dr. Ted King
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Dr. Dennis Clifford
Sleep specialists and neurologists are more commonly the first doctors that would see RLS although a minority of patients may benefit from seeing a vein specialist. Iron levels should be checked in everyone presenting with RLS.
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