A neurologist evaluates and treats disorders of the brain, the spinal cord, and the blood supply of those structures. She also works with muscle diseases and other non-surgical problems. Examples of diseases treated by a neurologist included: multiple sclerosis, migraine and other types of headaches, dizziness, blackouts, seizures, Parkinson's Disease, other movement disorders, loss of [...]
A neurologist receives an M.D. or D.O. degree after four years of medical school. Many programs require an internship in internal medicine, and then there is a three-year residency in neurology. After the residency, some neurologists complete a fellowship, or additional training in programs such as vascular disease or muscular disease.
It is best to talk with your primary car physician about your health problems. Then he can help you decide whether you should see a neurologist. In many cases a neurologist will follow you for a short time until your course of evaluation and treatment are established. In other cases the neurologist will continue to [...]
The neurologist has a medical training background. A neurosurgeon has a surgical background. The neurologist might do evaluation such as muscle or nerve testing, or electroencephalograms for evaluation of seizures or blackouts or memory loss. She does not do any surgery. She will follow patients with non-surgical problems or she might follow patients after they [...]
It is always appropriate to discuss your problems with your primary care physician. After you see a specialist, you can ask your primary care doctor if he agrees with the recommendations. You should be able to ask the specialist herself if you have uncertainty about recommendations. Some situations do not lead to a specific diagnosis. [...]
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In some cases, patients are seen for just one or two visits. Other times long term follow up by a neurologist is indicated, perhaps for many years. For example patients with seizures, Parkinson’s disease and headaches are often followed at a regular interval by the neurologist. The frequency of visits is determined by the stability [...]