Having a neurological disease can cause anxiety. Knowledge truly is power in this situation. Having well-informed patients is also a great asset for any doctor.
I hope that the information on website decreases your anxiety. I hope it enables you to play an active role in you/ your loved one’s care. Above all, I hope it enables you and your loved ones to lead the happiest life possible.
Feel free to contact me if you think any particular topic needs to be addressed on this website, or if you have any queries.
With my sincere best wishes for a healthy tomorrow,
Dr. Siddharth Kharkar.
Dr. Siddharth Kharkar is a American Board (ABPN) Certified Neurologist with specialized interest and training in Epilepsy and Movement Disorders including Parkinson’s disease.
He completed his MBBS from KEM hospital in Mumbai and Medicine/Neurology training at the Washington Hospital Center and at Drexel College of Medicine in the USA.
Dr. Siddharth Kharkar then pursued a fellowship in Epilepsy at University of California at San Francisco (UCSF). Next, he studied movement disorders at King’s College in London. Dr. Kharkar also holds a MHS degree from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, USA.
Dr. Kharkar has published multiple research articles and book chapters, and has been on the editorial board of numerous internationally reputed journals including “Neurosurgery” and “Annals of Neurology”.
Most seizures can be controlled with medications. In selected cases, surgery may be helpful.
Uncontrolled shaking of hands is a common symptom of Parkinson’s disease. All movements, including walking, can become very slow.
Urgent and comprehensive treatment of stroke is essential for good outcomes and preventing recurrent strokes.
In most patients, a headache is NOT caused by a life-threatening condition. Adequate sleep and avoiding hunger is essential.
There are many treatable causes of thinking and memory problems.
“Vertigo” is just the latin word for “Dizziness”. Finding the cause is important.