Office Visit

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Preparing for your Appointment
On your first visit, we will begin a permanent record. Please have the following information with you when you come to our office:

  • Your symptoms list including the date when your symptoms started.
  • Your medical history of all previous diseases if any.
  • Your history of all surgires that you had.
  • Your list of all your hospitalizations, including date, hospital's name, and reason for hospitalization.
  • Copies of relevant medical records and X-rays, CT scans or MRI scan films. Please bring films of tests previously taken such as CT scans, MRI, Doppler, etc.
  • Medication List you are currently taking, including name of medication, dosage, frequency, start date, and physician name who prescribed this medication. Also, over-the-counter drugs, and vitamins list.
  • Allergies or negative reactions you have had to any medications, anesthesia, or dye used for testing purposes.
  • Your referring physician's name, address, telephone and fax number.
  • Pharmacy name and telephone number.
  • Insurance card. Authorization for the visit if required.

Important Note
If this is your first visit to our office, please plan to arrive at least 15 minutes early in order to complete a registration form.

What am I going to be asked?

The following are common questions frequently asked to the patients during their visit, so please take the time to read them and be prepared and it will save you a lot of time during your visit:

  • What is the reason for your visit to see our neurologist?
  • List your symptoms.
  • When has this symptoms started?
  • Was it sudden onset or it happened gradually?
  • Is it constant or intermittent?
  • What is the frequency of this symptom? (Once a day, a week, etc.)
  • What is the duration? (One second, minute, etc.)
  • Have you noticed that with this symptom you are experincing any other associated symptoms?
  • When have you had this symptom the last time?
Treatment Plan

To fully understand your problem and plan the best treatment for you, the doctor may need additional information such as: blood tests, special tests or procedures to examine your brain, heart or blood vessels.

Fig - Different Tests

Tests to Define Stroke

  • Computed Tomography (CT scan)
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

Test to assess the conditions of Blood Vessels in the Neck or Brain

Test to check the Heart Conditions

  • Electrocardiogram
  • Echocardiogram
    • Trans-thoracic Echocardiogram, TTE
    • Trans-esophageal Echocardiogram, TEE
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