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Dr. Julie Beth Schwartzbard, MD

Neurologist

Dr. Julie Schwartzbard practices Neuropathology in Miami, FL. Dr. Schwartzbard studies, evaluates, diagnoses, and treats conditions that affect the nervous system. Neuropathologists are trained to fully understand and treat such conditions as Alzheimers disease and Parkinsons disease.
27 years Experience
Dr. Julie Schwartzbard, MD
  • Miami, FL
  • Univ of Miami Sch of Med, Miami Fl
  • Accepting new patients

Could hazy vision be a sign of some problem with the brain?

Hazy vision and headache are most often a sign of migraine. However, there are many other possible explanations for your symptoms. It's always best to undergo a physical exam READ MORE
Hazy vision and headache are most often a sign of migraine. However, there are many other possible explanations for your symptoms. It's always best to undergo a physical exam when you are experiencing new unexplained symptoms.

Can chiropractic care help my diabetic neuropathy?

I would be very skeptical of anyone who tells you they can help diabetic neuropathic symptoms with chiropratic therapy. My recommendation is to see a neurologist who can discuss READ MORE
I would be very skeptical of anyone who tells you they can help diabetic neuropathic symptoms with chiropratic therapy. My recommendation is to see a neurologist who can discuss standard of care options with you.

Can Parkinson's affect younger people?

Most patients with Parkinson's Disease are diagnosed after the age of 60. However, there are patients who present with PD much younger, even younger than 40.

My mother has internal pain in her legs. Is it diabetic neuropathy?

The symptoms you describe very well could be secondary to diabetic neuropathy. However, there are other possibilities as well. It's always best to undergo an medical evaluation READ MORE
The symptoms you describe very well could be secondary to diabetic neuropathy. However, there are other possibilities as well. It's always best to undergo an medical evaluation for a proper diagnosis.

Are medications enough to treat a brain aneurysm?

Treatment of brain aneurysms is tailored to location and size. That information is vital to making a recommendation.

Is insomnia a neurological disorder?

I would first recommend speaking with your PCP. Based on the specifics of your insomnia, your PCP can decide whether you might benefit from a neurologic evaluaiton.

What is causing my headache and numbness?

Yes, whenever you have symptoms without a clear explanation, it's always best to see your doctor.

How is multiple sclerosis detected?

Multiple sclerosis is a disease that is considered once the patient presents with symptoms. Although MRI of the central nervous system is important to the diagnosis, symptoms READ MORE
Multiple sclerosis is a disease that is considered once the patient presents with symptoms. Although MRI of the central nervous system is important to the diagnosis, symptoms are even more important. If you don't have any symptoms, then my recommendation would be not to pursue any investigations.

Can head trauma cause blurred vision?

Yes, absolutely. If you have blurred vision after head impact, I recommend a neurologic evaluation.

I've been suffering from migraines for the past 3 years. What should I do?

There are many medication options for migraine patients. I recommend you make an appointment to see a neurologist. In the meantime, you can try Magnesium 500-600mg daily. Give READ MORE
There are many medication options for migraine patients. I recommend you make an appointment to see a neurologist. In the meantime, you can try Magnesium 500-600mg daily. Give it a month before you judge.

What causes sudden shocks in the body for some people?

Electrical shock sensations in the body are often benign. However, if you are experiencing new unexplained symptoms, it's always best to undergo a thorough physical examination. READ MORE
Electrical shock sensations in the body are often benign. However, if you are experiencing new unexplained symptoms, it's always best to undergo a thorough physical examination.

Is Alzheimer's a hereditary disease?

There are many genes that are thought to be "propensity" genes. However, familial AD is not common and occurs in about 10% of patients.

About muscular dystrophy

The general rule of thumb regarding exercise and muscle disease, is to stay physically active and to exercise - but not to the point of muscle fatigue.