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Specializes in Neurology
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA

Dr. Shaheen Lakhan's specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He has a special interest in pain management. Dr. Lakhan is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. After completing medical school at Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, The Ruth and Bruce Rappaport Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at Cleveland Clinic. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Lakhan has received the following distinctions: Encino-Tarzana Medical Center Foundation Award; & Scholarship; and Los Angeles Police Commissioners Commendation Award by L.A. County Supervisor and Mayor Antonovich. Unfortunately, he is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

Dr. Karen D Wright, MS, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology, Pediatric Neuro-Oncology
450 Brookline Avenue; Suite D-3150
Boston, MA

Dr. Karen Wright works as a pediatric hematologist and pediatric neuro-oncologist. Her clinical interests include brain tumor. She is affiliated with Boston Children's Hospital and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. After completing medical school at Temple University School of Medicine, Dr. Wright performed her residency at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wright accepts.

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Clinical interests: Brain Tumor

Specializes in Neurology
1 Brookline Place
Brookline, MA

Dr. Joshua Chalkley is a specialist in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He attended medical school at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky for residency. Dr. Chalkley is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is not currently accepting new patients.

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What is Neurology?

Neurology is the study of the brain and nervous system, including the spinal cord and nerves. Disorders of the nervous system can affect many parts of the body, and a neurological exam must be quite thorough. A neurologist examining a new patient will check for any issues with:

  • motor skills (the way your brain and muscles work together)
  • sensory skills (sight, hearing, taste, touch and smell)
  • nerve function
  • coordination and balance
  • changes in mood or behavior

A neurologist can order different kinds of tests to check the function of the brain and nerves. These tests may include a head CT scan (a type of 3-dimensional x-ray), an electroencephalogram (which measures the electrical impulses inside the brain), an MRI (a detailed image of the brain or spinal cord), or electromyography (which uses electricity to test nerve function). The results of the exam and the tests help neurologists diagnose and form treatment plans for disorders like multiple sclerosis, tremors, stroke, and migraine headaches.

Some neurological problems, such as certain brain tumors, may require surgical treatment. Since neurologists do not perform surgery, they will refer patients who need operations to a surgical subspecialist, such as a neurosurgeon. Beyond surgery, a neurologist might recommend any of the following treatments:

  • medication (such as interferon for MS or topiramate for migraines)
  • laser therapy (class IV laser treatment is sometimes used to alleviate peripheral neuropathy pain)
  • physical therapy (stretches and exercises can increase balance and range of motion, helping patients to move more easily and with less pain)

Therapies such as these can improve quality of life for patients dealing with neurological disorders. Neurologists help their patients sense and interact with the world at their very best.

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