If you’ve been looking for a neurologist in Oklahoma, you’ve probably learned that there aren’t many of us. Chances are, if you are looking for a neurologist, you have a disease or medical problem that is scary or difficult to solve. Neurologists, in general, have become the last great diagnosticians (people who diagnose, or solve, medical mysteries). Continue reading “Neurologists in Oklahoma”
It’s been a long time since the last blog post but that’s because Dr. McCoy has been hard at work establishing a new clinic in Yukon, Oklahoma! Dr. McCoy will now be expanding his practice to include both Stillwater and Yukon locations! Office space has been leased and he will begin seeing patients September 17, 2018!
As part of my commitment to provide superior care to the good people of Oklahoma, I honor and abide by certain principles. Continue reading “Proper Neurological Care”
Tingling, numbness, burning, electic-like pain, even weakness can all be symptoms of neuropathy. Strictly speaking, “neuropathy” literally means “problem with the nerves.” It is actually a very broad, general statement. In its purest form, it can mean so many things. But typically, when people and doctors say “neuropathy,” they are actually referencing something called “polyneuropathy.” Poly- means “many.” So, “polyneuropathy” means that MANY nerves have a problem. This implies a that a larger, holistic problem is at play. Something is creating a problem with many nerves in the body. Continue reading “What is neuropathy?”
The term “stroke” is actually a very broad term. A stroke occurs when there is a problem with a blood vessel in the vein. This includes a number of different events including loss of blood flow (ischemia), bleeding (hemorrhage), and the inability for blood to drain properly (venous thrombosis). Continue reading “What is a stroke?”
EEG stands for electroencephalogram. It is a medical test that measures brain waves. Electrodes are placed on the scalp and the small amounts of electricity emitted by the brain is recorded. Continue reading “What is an EEG?”
Very simply, a seizure is a clinical event resulting from abnormal electrical activity in the brain. The brain cells become overactive and emit increased electrical signals. Continue reading “What is a seizure?”