MBBS, DM - Neurology
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Dr Pratik Uttarwar is a young and competent Neurophysician practicing in Nagpur. He is a scholar from childhood and started his medical education from GMC Nagpur in 2006. He merited graduation in 2012 and in first attempt selected for MD General Medicine at one of the oldest medical institution of the country GRMC Gwalior. After completing post graduation he worked as Medical officer in Maharashtra. During his days in medical college he was fascinated by the puzzling neurological cases and the variety of their presentations. To carry forward his interests in Neurology he pursued DM from the prestigious institute of AIIMS New Delhi under the doyens of Neurology. During his 3year tenure in AIIMS he researched effect of smartphone use on headache. His research received acknowledgement and appreciation from all over the world and was published in Journal of Neurology.He is calm, polite and soft spoken person who is confident enough to make firm and steady decision in critical conditions. He has his own vision and committed to provide quality and cost worthy care
Q: Who is a neurologist?
A: The neurologist is a medical professional qualified and specialized in treating nervous system-related diseases like neuropathy, multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer's disease, parkinson's disease, paralysis, Bell's palsy, etc.
Q: What is the difference between a neurologist and a neurosurgeon?
A: A neurologist can diagnose and prescribe medicine to treat a neurological disorder, whereas a neurosurgeon will diagnose and perform surgeries for brain and spinal cord related diseases.
Q: What kind of illnesses do neurologists treat?
A: A neurologist can treat illnesses related to the nervous system, which includes brain and spinal cord. The neurological conditions which he can treat are headaches, migraines, epilepsy, ruptured or bleeding blood vessels, multiple sclerosis, encephalitis, meningitis and Alzheimer's disease.
Q: When should one visit a neurologist?
A: You should visit a neurologist with problems in sense of touch, and vision and symptoms like muscle weakness, change in sensation, coordination problem in senses, chronic headache, and dizziness.
Q: Who do neurologists work with?
A: The neurologist can do private practice in a clinical setup or may work in a hospital with a team of physicians. Some neurologists may work in the field of research studying complicated nervous system diseases.