Treating Upper Limb Spacticity with Xeomin

September 23, 2016
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Dr. Bruce Rubin a Board Certified Neurologist who specializes in Neurorehabilitation and Spasticity management joins eHealth Radio and the Health News and Neurology Channels to speak with us on Upper Limb Spasticity.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Dr. Bruce Rubin discuss the following:

  • What is Upper Limb Spasticity?
  • How does ULS impact the lives of those who suffer from it? 
  • Can you tell us about some treatment options, including Xeomin, the newest FDA-approved treatment?
  • How is Xeomin different than the other botulinum toxin treatments available?
  • How have you seen your patient’s quality of life improve?


Duration: 6:48


Dr. Rubin is a board certified Neurologist who specializes in Neurorehabilitation and Spasticity management. He earned his B.S. degree from Hobart College in New York and received his MD from the State University of New York at Syracuse. He did his Medicine internship at Staten Island University Hospital in NY prior to completing his Neurology residency at the Neurological Institute, Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in NYC.  He then did a Post-graduate fellowship with sub specialization in Neurorehabilitation at the University of Miami, Jackson Memorial Hospital.


While practicing neurorehabilitation, Dr. Rubin started working with botulinum toxins mainly for the treatment of spasticity (increased muscle tone).  Over the ensuing seventeen years, Dr. Rubin has injected thousands of patients with botulinum toxin for numerous therapeutic purposes. In addition he has participated in multinational studies of botulinum toxin and has investigated novel uses of the toxin.   At Design Neuroscience Center, Dr. Rubin directs their clinical research program.  He acts as the primary investigator on a number of studies evaluating novel neurologic therapies.


Due to his vast experience in the field of Neurorehabilitation and spasticity management, Dr. Rubin serves as a consultant for a number of pharmaceutical companies and he lectures nationwide.  In addition, he routinely trains physicians about the uses of botulinum toxins as well as the art of injection.  Lastly, he does research for and has served as a consultant for Medtronic and still trains physicians on the use of their intrathecal Baclofen pumps


Dr. Rubin is the Florida President of the Alliance for Patient Access and serves on their Board of Directors. He is the recipient of the 2008 Patient Access Advocacy Hero award from Medtronic.



Website: www.xeomin.com

Solving the concussion crisis in America

December 16, 2015
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Neurologist Dr. Harry Kerasidis, M.D. who specializes in sports concussion management with 25 years experience, studying brain trauma and having thousands of athletes using his protocol joins eHealth Radio and the Neurology and Brain Health Channels. He wrote his new book “Concussion-ology” to help preserve the game, while protecting the athletes.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Dr. Harry Kerasidis discuss the following:

  • We hear about concussions all the time especially within the NFL, what exactly is a concussion?
  • How can parents and athletes prevent CTE, which is what is portraying the the movie “Concussion?”
  • What are keys to your concussion protocols, designed for all sports levels?
  • What are the most basic tips for sports concussion management?
  • How can equipment help with sports concussions?


Maryland-based Harry Kerasidis, M.D., known as "The Brain Doctor,” is one of only a few neurologists in the world specializing in sports concussions. He co-founded XLNTbrain LLC after 25 years studying the the brain and having thousands of athletes follow his concussion protocol. Dr. Kerasidis contributes regularly to PsychologyToday.com, Athletic Business magazine, NeurologyAdvisor.com, NeurologyTimes.com, and Dr. Oz's sharecare.com. His new book, “Concussionology: Redefining Sports Concussion Management For All Levels” published September 2015, Author House.


Dr. Kerasidis is also the Founder of Chesapeake Neurology Associates in Maryland. He also serves as the Medical Director for the Center for Neuroscience, Sleep Disorders Center and Stroke Center at Calvert Memorial Hospital.


His particular niche of study is the changes of the electrophysiology in the brain as it relates to behavior, cognitive function and emotional function resulting from various brain trauma, including concussions. His patients include athletes, as well as other patients with a variety of cognitive and behavioral disorders including memory loss, sleep deprivation, ADD, dementia, Alzheimer's, and traumatic brain injury.


A graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine, Dr. Kerasidis completed his residency in Neurology and Fellowship in Clinical Neurophysiology at the Georgetown University Hospital. Dr. Kerasidis is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, American Board of Sleep Medicine, Biofeedback International Certification Alliance, a Diplomat for the National Board of Medical Examiners and member of the International Society of Neuronal Regulation.



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The Medical Memory, a tablet-based service for video recording doctor-patient consultations

December 22, 2014
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Dr. Randall Porter, Neurosurgeon with Barrow Neurological Institute and Founder of The Medical Memory, a tablet-based service for video recording doctor-patient consultations joins eHealth Radio and the Neurology and Brain Health Channels.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Dr. Randall Porter discuss the following:

  • Dr. Porter, you are a neurosurgeon based in Phoenix, Arizona and we are discussing a product you developed ----The Medical Memory.  Apparently patients often fail to understand, misinterpret or forget what was communicated during a doctor’s appointment.  Are there specific reasons for this?
  • So you developed The Medical Memory as a  means to recall the conversation and diagnosis in a medical appointment. Please explain how The Medical Memory works and the benefit.
  • Is The Medical Memory useful for patients and physicians in ALL medical appointments?
  • Has there been a concern about doctor-patient confidentiality with The Medical Memory?
  • You are currently utilizing The Medical Memory at Barrow Neurological Institute and a couple of other medical facilities. Are you having success introducing The Medical Memory across the country?


Duration: 10:27


A tablet-based service, The Medical Memory by ClarIT-MD™, utilizes a video camera positioned in the examining room to record discussions, imaging, and demonstrations ensuring that the shared information is commemorated for personal recall as well as sharable with family and loved ones.


For those patients who choose to utilize The Medical Memory service, a small video camera in the examination room records the session with the doctor including imagery and demonstrations. After the visit, the patient receives an e-mail with a link to a secure webpage containing the videos that can be viewed from any device with internet capability. The patient can then review the session and if desired, share with family members through the provided link.


In 2008, local neurosurgeon with Barrow Neurological Institute, Dr. Randall Porter, started conception on The Medical Memory. Although he knew his patients were intently listening to the information he was providing, he knew that many were not comprehending all the facts during an initial visit and that surprisingly two people in the examining room will not decipher the information in the same manner. This is particularly true in situations in which the information imparted is of a very serious nature and perhaps life threatening. Dr. Porter was intent on creating a state-of-the-art product that also upholds the doctor-patient confidentiality relationship.


“I view The Medical Memory as a trail blazer in the field of medicine and patient care,” says Dr. Randall Porter. “As a neurosurgeon, I understand how important it is for patients to fully comprehend their diagnosis and prognosis. Technology has made it possible for physicians to offer a secure, nonintrusive, and easy-to-use application to recall precisely what was communicated which in many cases benefits an entire family.”


About Dr. Randall W. Porter, Neurosurgeon


Dr. Randall W. Porter is a neurosurgeon practicing with Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix, Arizona.  He is Director of the Interdisciplinary Skull Base Program; Co-Director of CyberKnife; and Co-Director of the Acoustic Neuroma Center.


Dr. Porter grew up in a suburb of Chicago - Barrington, Illinois. He graduated from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas and completed his medical studies at Rush Medical College in Chicago. He was a member and president of Alpha Omega Alpha, the medical school honor society. Dr. Porter is the associate editor of Skull Base Surgery, and has been invited to review numerous articles for the scientific literature. He has published over 50 peer reviewed papers and over 20 chapters in major medical textbooks, and has spoken at more than 100 professional meetings. He was named a Top Doc by his peers in Phoenix Magazine in June 2007 and was selected by the BNI residents as Teacher of the Year in 2005.


Among Dr. Porter’s professional accomplishments are the following:

  • Performed the first auditory brainstem implant in the state of Arizona.
  • Performed the first CyberKnife in Arizona
  • Performed the first extreme lateral interbody fusion (XLIF) at BNI
  • Performed the first fully endoscopic microvascular decompression (for trigeminal neuralgia) in Arizona
  • Performed the first minimally invasive pedicle screw case at BNI


Dr. Porter is a family man who enjoys biblical studies. He is a member of the Moon Valley Bible Church. For leisure Dr. Porter is an avid golfer and likes to attend his children’s activities, such as Little League baseball games and dance competitions. He has 3 children, and a beautiful wife from Dallas, Texas.



Website: www.themedicalmemory.com

How today’s sports world is handling concussion management with The Brain Doctor

October 23, 2014
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Dr. Harry Kerasidis, M.D., known as "The Brain Doctor,” who is one of only a few elite neurologists in the world specializing in the impairment of cognitive and emotional performance resulting from brain trauma and concussions joins eHealth Radio and the Neurology and Brain Health Channels.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Dr. Harry Kerasidis discuss the following:

  • We hear about concussions all the time, what exactly is a concussion?
  • How did you become interested in studying concussions?
  • How do you feel today’s sports world is handling concussion management?
  • What have you created to protect, detect and prevent concussions in sports?
  • Tell us how to learn more about xlntbrain.com, how to get started, and briefly about your new book coming out in January?


Duration: 8:35


Cognitive neurologist Harry Kerasidis, M.D. has a distinguished career helping the public, scholars and medical professionals understand the link between the physiology of the brain and behavior. He is the Founder of Chesapeake Neurology Associates in Maryland and XLNTbrain LLC. He also serves as the Medical Director for the Center for Neuroscience, Sleep Disorders Center and Stroke Center at Calvert Memorial Hospital.


For more than 25 years, Dr. Kerasidis has studied changes of the electrophysiology of the brain as it relates to behavior, cognitive function and emotional function resulting from various brain trauma, including concussions. He has treated hundreds of concussion injuries in his practice, as well as patients with a variety of cognitive and behavioral disorders including memory loss, sleep deprivation, ADD, dementia, Alzheimer's, and traumatic brain injury.


A graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine, Dr. Kerasidis completed his residency in Neurology and Fellowship in Clinical Neurophysiology at the Georgetown University Hospital. Dr. Kerasidis is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, American Board of Sleep Medicine, Biofeedback International Certification Alliance, a Diplomat for the National Board of Medical Examiners and member of the International Society of Neuronal Regulation.



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