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Medical Marijuana and Medical Cannabis

What is Medical Marijuana? Medical marijuana, or medical cannabis, is plant-based from the cannabis species with two active compounds THC and CBD. The medicine contains more than 100 different chemicals called cannabinoids. Each one has a different effect on the body. Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD) are the main chemicals used in medicine. Medical marijuana…

Infusion and Infusion Therapy

Elizabeth Brinegar and Nora Herrera of First Choice Neurology attended the National Infusion Center Association’s Annual Meeting last month in Austin, Texas. The National Infusion Center Association (NICA) is a nonprofit patient advocacy organization to provide a national advocacy voice for non-hospital, non-oncology in-office infusion to improve access to safe, high-quality, cost-effective care. First Choice…

First Choice Neurology to Participate in Discussion about Epilepsy with Bestselling Author Kurt Eichenwald

First Choice Neurology will participate in a discussion about Epilepsy with bestselling author Kurt Eichenwald and his Memoir, ‘A Mind Unraveled’ in which he details his personal battle with epilepsy. Epilepsy experts will be at the event, including Ian Miller, MD, Director, Epilepsy and Neurophysiology Program at Nicklaus Hospital and First Choice Neurology. Kurt Eichenwald…

June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month

June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month. Everyone who has a brain is at risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease (AD). There are 50 million people worldwide living with Alzheimer’s and other dementias. Alzheimer’s is not part of the normal aging process. It is a fatal disease that kills nerve cells in the brain and affects…

Pediatric Neurology Now Available at First Choice Neurology

Neuro Network Partners (NNP), the largest pediatric neurology group in the Southeast has joined First Choice Neurology. With this addition, First Choice Neurology is now the largest neurology group in the United States with more than 41 facilities in 6 Florida counties and services at 35 major hospitals. First Choice Neurology will have over 80…

May is National Stroke Awareness Month

You may have noticed all of our posts on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Linkedin for National Stroke Awareness Month. We also have several videos about strokes on our YouTube channel. Strokes can occur at ANY age. Nearly one-fourth of strokes occur in people under the age of 65. Stoke is the fifth leading cause of…

National Neuropathy Awareness Week

National Neuropathy Awareness Week is observed from May 12 to May 16. Over 20 million Americans are suffering from neuropathy, also called peripheral neuropathy. Neuropathy occurs in 60% to 70% of people with diabetes. What is Peripheral Neuropathy? Peripheral neuropathy is one of the most common chronic neurological diseases and is often misdiagnosed. It is…

April is National Autism Awareness Month

Every year in April, friends, loved ones and co-workers come together to help increase the understanding and acceptance of people with autism. Approximately 1 in 59 children is diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Boys are four times more likely to be diagnosed with autism than girls. If it is diagnosed early, improvements can…

Raising Funds and Awareness for Multiple Sclerosis at Walk MS

First Choice Neurology is always well represented at Walk MS, year after year. Walk MS brings together a community of passionate people for one powerful cause, to end Multiple Sclerosis forever. Last Saturday, Dr. Carlos Ramirez-Calderon along with staff members of First Choice Neurology participated in the Coral Gables Walk MS. It was a beautiful…

First Choice Neurology Welcomes NeuroPros Doctors in Plantation, Florida

First Choice Neurology (FCN) – the largest neurology group in Florida welcomes Dr. Ramesh Gopalaswamy, Dr. Veena Subramanian, and Dr. Bruce Zaret of NeuroPros in Plantation, Florida.   Ramesh Gopalaswamy, MD Dr. Ramesh Gopalaswamy has been practicing neurology since 2000. He specializes in general neurology and neuro-ophthalomology. His specialties include neurology, headaches and migraines, stroke,…

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