Vestibular Evaluation for Dizziness

Question:  A patient with complaints of dizziness is seen for a vestibular evaluation. The physician completed the following tests: spontaneous with gaze, optokinetic, oscillating tracking, positionals head right and left, and Dix-Hallpike right and left. The physician also completed warm…Question:  A patient with complaints of dizziness is seen for a vestibular evaluation. The physician completed the following tests: spontaneous with gaze, optokinetic, oscillating tracking, positionals head right and left, and Dix-Hallpike right and left. The...

What Does a Cardiologist Do (and Not Do)? Learn the Truth

a cardiologist handing a patient a playing card What is a cardiologist, and what does a cardiologist do? Is it a doctor who hands out cards? No, not exactly. Okay, NO, not at all! The truth is, a cardiologist is a physician who specializes in cardiovascular disease and…What is a cardiologist, and what does a cardiologist do? Is it a doctor who hands out cards? No, not exactly. Okay, NO, not at all! The truth is, a cardiologist is a physician who specializes in cardiovascular disease...

9 Fundamental Differences Between Parkinson’s Disease and Essential Tremor

Parkinson’s disease (PD) and essential tremor (ET) are both movement disorders, with essential tremor being about eight times more common than Parkinson’s disease. Although they are similar disorders, there are many differences between Parkinson’s disease and essential tremor.    man with Parkinson's disease or essential tremor and coding for these in ICD-10 Parkinsons’ Disease…Parkinson’s disease (PD) and essential tremor (ET) are both movement disorders, with essential tremor being about eight times more common than Parkinson’s disease. Although they are similar disorders, there are many differences between Parkinson’s disease and...

DaTscan to Differentiate Between Parkinson’s and Essential Tremor

When the neurologist has ordered several imaging tests and is still unsure of the diagnosis, it may be time for a SPECT brain DaTscan to differentiate between Parkinson’s and essential tremor. Question:  A patient who has not been responding well…When the neurologist has ordered several imaging tests and is still unsure of the diagnosis, it may be time for a SPECT brain DaTscan to differentiate between Parkinson’s and essential tremor. Question:  A patient who has not been responding...