First Choice Neurology

What is a Neurologist and What Conditions do they Treat?

People often ask, what is a neurologist, and what conditions do neurologists treat. Patients are often referred to a Neurologist by their primary physician. A Neurologist will examine a patient’s medical history and perform a physical examination focusing on evaluating the nervous system. What is a Neurologist? A neurologist is a highly trained doctor with…

New MRI High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound for Parkinson’s, Essential Tremors, and Dystonia Patients

Baptist Hospital at Miami has invested in cutting edge technology for the treatment of movement disorders, especially essential tremor which has been approved by Medicare as a treatment option beginning July 12th. The institution already has a reputation for providing the latest advances in treatment, including novel medication delivery systems and deep brain stimulation. More…

COVID-19: Roadmap to Reopening

First Choice Neurology is hosting a new series of Facebook Live events this month – COVID-19: Roadmap to Reopening. Jeffrey Gelblum, MD kicked off the series yesterday presenting “Re-engaging Older Loved Ones”. He talked about the coronavirus pandemic and endemic. Dr. Gelblum talks about the components of infectivity (Ro): 1. Duration – how long are…

Tips for Face Masks and Face Coverings

In light of recent findings, the CDC now recommends that we wear face masks or cloth face coverings in public settings that might make it hard to practice social distancing. Face masks are not a substitute for social distancing. Face coverings are especially important to wear in public in areas of widespread COVID-19 illness. Wearing…

Deep Brain Stimulation and Movement Disorders

Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) uses electrical stimulation in the brain to help control abnormal body movements. During the Deep Brain Stimulation surgery, a neurosurgeon places an electrode in the area of the brain that’s causing abnormal movement and tests it while you are awake to see if it successfully controls your symptoms. A small device…

Understanding Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness. It is caused by a new (novel) coronavirus called SARS-CoV-2. There are many types of coronavirus. Coronaviruses are a common cause of bronchitis. They may sometimes cause a viral lung infection (pneumonia). Symptoms can range from mild to severe respiratory illness. Visit our Coronavirus (COVID-19) page for the…

Am I Safe if My COVID-19 Blood Test is Antibody Positive?

On Monday, April 20, Dr. Jeffrey Gelblum will present a Facebook Live event at 12:30 (Eastern Time) to talk about COVID-19 and blood tests that are antibody positive. Dr. Gelblum will educate us about antibody tests and COVID-19. What are Antibodies? Antibodies are proteins that can stick to the surface of bacteria and viruses. They…

First Choice Neurology Hosts COVID-19 Facebook Live Events

First Choice Neurology has been hosting a series of Facebook Live events for COVID-19. Our Facebook Live broadcasts are on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays every week at 12:30 (Eastern Time). You can watch the events live from our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/FCNeurology. If you are not able to attend a Facebook Live event, we post…

Virtual Neurology Office via Telehealth

Written by Jeffrey Gelblum, MD A “Virtual Neurology Office” is a fully functional neurology office accessible online via new Telehealth technology. The physicians of First Choice Neurology have pioneered the use of Telehealth to enable patients anywhere in the world to access their neurology doctor without ever setting foot in a physical office. This is…

Do You Have a COVID-19 Household Plan?

Everyone should have a Coronavirus COVID-19 household plan, to protect yourself, and your family. Have a discussion with your family, relatives, neighbors, and friends about what to do if a COVID-19 outbreak occurs in your community. Plan ways to care for those who might be at greater risk. Older people are more vulnerable to infections.…

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