The following are symptoms that you may have experienced. A neurologist is the specialist who is called upon to assess these symptoms, although some are also assessed by other specialities.
- Dizziness, lightheadedness, unsteadiness, disequilibrium, giddiness, vertigo
- Blackouts, faints, funny turns, fits, seizures, convulsions
- Headaches, migraine, neuralgia
- Weakness, paralysis, muscle wasting
- Numbness, pins and needles, tingling, burning, pain
- Involuntary movements, jerks, twitching, tremor, shakes, spasms, clumsiness
- Slowing up, stooping, shuffling gait, staggering, altered speech, altered swallow
- Fluctuating vision, transient blindness, double vision, hemianopia
- Dementia, forgetfulness, confusion, delirium, disorientation
INFORMATION FOR DOCTORS
If you are a General Practitioner or any other medical practitioner, you can refer your patient for my opinion as a neurologist by giving the patient the referral letter to bring with them (or try to get it to me by the time the patient consults) and ask them to book a convenient appointment at any of the private hospitals that I practice at.
If you need to send me letters directly then my address for all clinical correspondence is:
BMI The King’s Oak Hospital
Middlesex EN2 8SD
My secretary (Tel. 0207 458 4099) is very good at answering the telephone during office hours. If you need to discuss something with me, leave your details with her and I will try to call you back as soon as I am available.
Her fax number is 01622 620 921