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Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders: How to Prepare for your Appointment & What to Do While You Wait

November 4, 2019 | Neurology

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If your primary care doctor suspects you might have Parkinson’s disease or another movement disorder, he or she has likely referred you to a specialist. 

Movement disorders are neurological conditions that affect your ability to move, or cause involuntary movements such as trembling, jerking, or spasms. Symptoms can range from subtle to severe. 

Establishing a relationship with a neurologist who has specialized training in movement disorders is critical. From there, you can receive a definitive diagnosis, learn about possible treatment options, and have a partner in managing your disorder. 

As you wait to see a specialist, consider the following ways to get the most out of your appointment:

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Keep Your Memory Sharp with these 6 Simple Exercises

October 17, 2019 | Neurology

Woman thinking and trying to remember

You’re late for work, and now you can’t find your car keys. If only you could remember where you put them last night. You also seem to have forgotten the name of that lady that joined your book club two months ago when you saw her at the grocery store yesterday. Are these normal age-related memory glitches or a sign of dementia?

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Life After a Stroke: How a Neurologist Can Help

April 28, 2016 | Neurology

A stroke can be a life altering event that requires weeks or months of recovery. Having a skilled neurologist coordinating your care helps ensure you regain as much function as possible. Because neurologists are specially trained to understand brain function and anatomy, as well as different types of strokes, they can help you understand what caused your stroke and develop steps to reduce the risk of a future stroke.

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Safety and Epileptic Seizures: Create an Emergency Response Plan

February 10, 2016 | Neurology

Epileptic seizures can be scary for both epilepsy patients and family members or others who are on hand during a seizure. Symptoms of a seizure can vary depending on the type of seizure and the patient. While most epileptic seizures are not emergencies, having an emergency response plan can help a person with epilepsy to stay safe and help others know when to call 911.

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Get to Know Our Neurology Team

January 15, 2016 | Neurology

Strokes, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer’s – these neurological illnesses and others have serious implications for patients and families. As the command center of the body, your brain controls just about everything and is connected to an infinitely complex system of nerves. When something goes wrong with the nervous system, the entire body suffers and daily tasks become difficult. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with neurological disorder, our experienced neurologists can offer skilled care, comfort, and hope.

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Managing Migraine Pain

November 20, 2015 | Neurology

iStock_000071662255_DoubleA pounding head, waves of nausea, and intolerance for bright lights are some of the symptoms that can be brought on by a migraine headache. While the symptoms and intensity of pain vary from person to person, any migraine sufferer will tell you that the experience can be miserable.

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Myasthenia Gravis Awareness Month

June 18, 2015 | Neurology, Awareness (Week/Month)

Whether walking in the park, enjoying a night out on the town, or spending a day at the beach, the warm summer months are a time to get up and move. For those suffering from Myasthenia Gravis, simply enjoying a meal or carrying a beach towel can become a challenge. June is Myasthenia Gravis Awareness Month, and at LeBauer HealthCare we want to educate our patients about this disorder, and the treatment options available.

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Mixed (Nervous System) Messages – National Neuropathy Awareness Week

May 18, 2015 | Neurology

It’s easy to take your nervous system for granted. After all, it’s not something you really “use,” it just always works. But what about when your nervous system stops working like it should? This is reality for nearly 20 million Americans who suffer from Neuropathy. With symptoms ranging from weakness and numbness to issues with vision and hearing, neuropathy impacts patients with a variety of unpleasant effects. May 13-17 was National Neuropathy Awareness Week, and at LeBauer HealthCare, we are working to continue the mission of the week by educating the community on this condition, as well as how it can be treated.

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LeBauer Neurology: Expanding with a New Provider and a New Location

January 30, 2015 | Neurology, Provider, Location

LeBauer Neurology is excited to announce their expansion that will include a new provider and location in February.  LeBauer Neurology has been located at Suite 211 in the Wendover Medical Center and will be relocating to Suite 310 within the same building at Wendover Medical Center on February 2, 2015.  The phone number and fax number will remain the same for the office.  For more information and a map, visit our locations at www.lebauer.com.

LeBauer Neurology will also have another doctor joining them in February.  Dr. Karen Aquino, an Epileptologist, specializing in the treatment of seizures.  Prior to joining LeBauer Neurology, Dr. Aquino treated patients in an Epilepsy Care Center in Texas and served as the Chief Resident, Department of Neurology, at the University of Connecticut.  Other activities include presentations at the American Epilepsy Society and the American College of Physicians Connecticut Chapter Conference,  as well as, participation in research and publications.  More of Dr. Aquino’s information can be located on the provider’s page at www.lebauer.com.

 

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Beyond Support Groups: Epilepsy Research and Programs

November 26, 2014 | Neurology

epilepsyawarenessEpileptic support groups are helpful for navigating the common obstacles patients face such as sleep management, medication maintenance and making it to numerous doctor appointments. However, there are times when support groups don’t work for people with Epilepsy. Patients often live in rural areas or have circumstances that make it difficult to get to support group meetings. Dr. Jaffe and the LeBauer Neurology team work with patients to understand their obstacles and help them receive the most effective form of support. Various research initiatives and new programs at LeBauer are addressing the unique needs of Epileptic patients. This blog post will shed light on the latest developments that go beyond the traditional “12 step” support group for living with Epilepsy.

Introducing Self-Management

The CDC is working with U.S. universities and community-based organizations through MEW (Managing Epilepsy Well) to launch self-management programs and to create tools aimed at improving the everyday life for Epileptics.

LeBauer Neurologist Dr. Jaffe confirms, “ …Key components to treatment are support groups and self-management tools, along with being seen by your doctor as scheduled.” “These establish consistency, which helps patients with taking medications and staying on their treatment plan.”

Emphasizing Support

There are online and in-person support groups that Dr. Jaffe, and the LeBauer Neurologists, recommend to their patients as part of an individualized treatment plan.

Additional resources for support groups and information can be found here.

Making It Work

Dr. Jaffe works with patients who have transportation concerns due to living in rural areas, medical restrictions, age or mental illness such as depression. Patients who have co-existing mental illness often struggle with managing medications and appointments, but we can help. New research developments and self-management tools allow the patient to be more in control of their condition. These include online tools, telephone self-management programs and electronic decision support systems for clinics. According to Dr. Jaffe, these programs seem very promising.

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If you or a loved one is dealing with epilepsy, contact LeBauer Neurology for more information about groundbreaking treatment options and support groups. We look forward to working with you.

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