Second Opinions from Dr. Fisher
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Second Opinions from Dr. Fisher by video or phone.

What is 2nd.MD?

Stanley Fisher MD


Expertise
Parkinson's Disease, Dystonia, Tics, Spasticity, gait disorders, memory loss, tremor,
Why?
Fellowship-trained movement disorder neurologist who is regularly invited to lecture nationally and internationally on the topics of neurological rehabilitation, neuromodulation, Parkinson's disease and the use of botulinum toxins and intrathecal baclofen pump for the treatment of spasticity and dystonia. Medical Director for the neurological rehabilitation at the Reliant Rehabilitation Hospitals and Silverado Senior Living.Co-Director of the Movement Disorders and Neurorehabilitation Center at the Methodist Neurological Institute with many years of experience. Former robotic engineer who is involved in the cutting-edge research in the field of Neurological rehabilitation at the National Center for Human Performance.
Diseases (optional)
Parkinson's Disease, Tourette Syndrome, Huntington's Disease, Dystonia, Primary Orthostatic Tremor, Corticobasal Degeneration, Hydrocephalus, Spasmodic Torticollis, Dementia
Procedures (optional)
Deep Brain Stimulation, Botulinum Toxin Injections, Intrathecal Baclofen Pump.
Place of Work
Methodist Neurological Institute

Professional

Professional Interest
Development of new roboticly-assisted technology for the purpose of neurological rehabilitation
Ideal Client
My ideal patient is a patient who is newly diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, dystonia, tics or spasticity. I think that long term I can truly change the natural progression of their disease and improve their quality of life through careful disease management and application of newest technology.
Specialty
Movement Disorders
Neurology, Board Certified
Type of practice
Academic
Current practice
Neurologist specializing in movement disorders and neurological rehabilitation. Active research at the Center for Neuromotor and Biomechanics Research in the National Center for Human Performance.
Honors and Awards
Co-Director of the Movement Disorders and Neurorehabilitation Center at the Methodist Neurological Institute. Director of the neurological rehabilitation at the Reliant Rehabilitation Hospitals.Associate Professor of Neurology at Well Cornell Medical College, New York.Adjunct Professor at the University of Houston department of health and human performance. Medical Director, Neurology at Silverado Senior Living.

Education Details

Education
Drexel University College of Medicine
Residencies
University of Texas-Houston
Fellowships & Internships (optional)
Movement Disorders Fellowship at the UT-Houston

Personal Details

Personal Interest
Reading, Traveling, Economics, Objectivism
Languages Spoken
Spanish , English, Russian
Tags
Symptoms

Tremor symptoms

Gait ataxia

Chorea

Episodic ataxia

Unsteady gait

Ataxia

abnormal speach

Falling

Slowness of voluntary movements and speech

Sudden extreme slowness of movement

Slowed movements

Choreathetosis

Dysarthria

Cerebellar ataxia

Emotional disturbance

Emotional lability

Action tremor

Slow continuous and twisting involuntary movements

Hand tremor

Muscle tics

Spasticity

Rigidity and tremor

Slowness of movement

Tics

Slowed body movements

Choreathetoid movement

Diseases

writers cramp

Torsion Dystonia (Dystonia)

Benign Essential Tremor

Tremor

Primary Orthostatic Tremor

Frontotemporal Dementia (Dementia)

gait disorders

Cervical Dystonia

Corticobasal Degeneration (Dementia)

Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus (Hydrocephalus)

Multiinfarct Dementia

Binswangers Type Binswangers Disease

parkinsons disease

spasticity

Dystonia

Huntington Disease

Tourette Syndrome

Blepharospasm (Dystonia)

Spasmodic Torticollis (Dystonia)

Medications

Inderal Propranolol

Mirapex Pramipexole

Exelon Rivastigmine Tartrate

OnabotulinumtoxinA for Injection Botox Cosmetic

Requip Ropinirole Hcl

Dantrium Capsules Dantrolene Sodium Capsules

Stalevo Carbidopa

Levodopa and Entacapone

Abobotulinumtoxin A Injection Dysport

Tetrabenazine Tablets Xenazine

Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide and Quinidine Sulfate Capsules Nuedexta Capsules

Neupro Rotigotine Transdermal System

Lioresal Intrathecal Baclofen Injection

Apokyn Apomorphine

Ritalin Methylphenidate Hcl

Incobotulinumtoxin A for Injection Xeomin

Memantine HCL Namenda

Quetiapine Fumarate Seroquel

Kemstro Baclofen

Metoclopramide Reglan

Exelon Rivastigmine Tartrate

Clonazepam Klonopin

Aricept Donepezil Hydrochloride

InnoPran XL Propranolol Hydrochloride

Procedures

intrathecal baclofen pump refills

Deep Brain Stimulation

Botulinum Toxin Injections