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neurologist

 [noo͡-rol´o-jist]
a specialist in neurology.

neu·rol·o·gist

(nū-rol'ŏ-jist),
A specialist in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the neuromuscular system: the central, peripheral, and autonomic nervous systems, the neuromuscular junction, and muscles.

neurologist

[noo͡rol′əjist]
a physician who specializes in the nervous system and its disorders.

neurologist

A medical doctor specialised in diagnosing and treating non-surgical diseases of the brain and nervous system (e.g., strokes, unusual headaches, seizures), who is board-certified/-eligible in internal medicine and neurology.

neurologist  

A physician specialized in the non-surgical diseases of the brain and nervous system, who is board-certified/eligible in internal medicine and neurology Meat & potatoes diseases Strokes, unusual headaches, seizures Salary $166K + 12%. Cf Neurosurgeon.

neu·rol·o·gist

(nūr-ol'ŏ-jist)
A specialist in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the neuromuscular system: the central, peripheral, and autonomic nervous systems, the neuromuscular junction, and muscle.

neurologist

A doctor trained in NEUROLOGY, who specializes in the ANATOMY and PHYSIOLOGY of the nervous system and in the diagnosis and treatment of its disorders. Neurologists are learned diagnosticians and do not engage in operative treatment.

Neurologist

A doctor who specializes in disorders of the brain and central nervous system.
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neurologist

a specialist in neurology.

Patient discussion about neurologist

Q. Does this mean a patient with fibromyalgia should see a neurologist rather than a rheumatologist? If fibromyalgia is not an autoimmune disease does this mean a patient with fibromyalgia should see a neurologist rather than a rheumatologist?

A. Fibromyalgia is not an autoimmune disease. It's a disease in which the brain and spinal cord over-interpret sensation. Rheumatologists are pain management experts, so it would make sense for them to see people with fibromyalgia. However, fibromyalgia is so common that my hope is that primary care providers will become the experts in fibromyalgia management.

Q. My muscle enzymes are at 355, my DR says normal is 200. She refered me to a Neurologist. What could be wrong? I am experiencing sore legs when I walk, weakness, and sometimes difficulty in swallowing. I am 46 I had a minor heart attack 5 yrs ago with a stent placed in my LAD. I am on Crestor 10mg. my Dr. has adjusted the dosage several times and used other drugs but it doesn't change the results much if at all.

A. Crestor itself may cause elevated muscle enzymes (you probably refer to Creatine Kinase, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Creatine_kinase). However, weakness and swallowing problems may raise the suspicion of a disease of the nerves or muscles.

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Investigation of race and gender pairs showed that white women, black men, black women, Hispanic women, and Asian women all had significantly lower odds, compared with white men, of receiving care from a neurologist after adjustment for age, comorbidity.
A visit to a neurologist experienced in MS is well worth the cost of travel.
We are calling on the Government to meet the basic needs of people with MS by the appointment of an additional 20 neurologists with the necessary supportive multi-disciplinary teams.
Although the AAN says complaints against testifying neurologists are on the rise, Sagsveen declined to give any numbers, citing confidentiality of the grievance process.
It takes 10 years to train a qualified doctor to become a consultant neurologist.
But Trevor Pickersgill, a registrar neurologist at University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff, said that out of the latest 11 trainees to have emerged at the University of Wales College of Medicine only two had found work here.
Dr Peter Humphrey, consultant neurologist at the Walton Centre, says this should not be the case.
During the delivery, Tanya had concerns that all was not well with the baby, but the neurologist who later checked her said she was fine.
One in three people with MS have their condition managed by their GP rather than a neurologist and many miss out on specialist care when they are in pain.
In the medical service area where I function as an office-based neurologist, I rarely admit hospitalized stroke patients to my own service because of my perception that stroke patients in community hospitals are better off under the care of an internist or cardiologist who calls upon a neurologist as needed for consultative advice.
of Rochester) instruct neurologists and physicians on how to be an effective clinician-neurologist by focusing on the patient as a person, applying science to the patient, and the patient-doctor relationship.
31 New England Journal of Medicine, is the first to directly compare medication plus deep-brain stimulation with medication-only treatment among randomly selected patients, says Pablo Martinez-Martin, a neurologist at the Carlos III Institute of Health in Madrid.