Lancelot Oliver Alexander, MD, FAANEM, works at Peninsula Primary Care in Carmel, California.Dr. Alexander has not only practiced medicinethroughout his career;hehas served asAssociate Clinical Professor and Medical Director at Salinas. Dr. Alexander has been dedicatedto his medical interests, being double board certified with subspecialty certificationsin his specific areasof expertise; neuromuscular medicine and electronic medicine.Being an active member in his community, Dr. Alexander is also a fellow of the American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine.
Education and Training
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology-Neuromuscular Medicine
Electrodiagnostic Medicine; American Board of Internal Medicine
Dr. Lancelot Oliver Alexander MD's Expert Contributions
Not likely, unless you are being given a high dose of Clonidine or a Beta-blocker, or if your blood pressure is being lowered excessively. READ MORE
First of all, some attempt should be made to ascertain the cause of the vertigo and to determine whether it is of central or peripheral nervous system origin (brain vs. inner ear). If it is of peripheral origin, performing some positional exercises as well as the use of medications (3g Meclizine or Transderm Scopolamine patches) may be helpful. If of central nervous system origin, further workup to include brain neuroimaging studies would be needed, and the problem may be lessened by medications, but will not respond to positional exercises. More definitive treatment for the C.N.S. problem may also be needed. The patient should have a consultation with a neurologist for initial diagnosis and treatment. READ MORE
It is not normal to have such tremors at any age.The additional symptoms and signs you describe indicate that your father has a disorder of the central nervous system, likely a brain disorder, and very possibly Parkinson's disease. Your father should have a consultation with a neurologist. READ MORE
Areas of expertise and specialization
Faculty Titles & Positions
- Associate Clinical Professor at Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System -
- Medical Director for Stroke Program at Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System -
- America's Best Doctor in 2011
- Best Doctor in Southern California in 2008
- U Conn Hlth Ctr
- Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA
- University of Connecticut Health Center
- UCSF School of Medicine
What do you attribute your success to?
Hard Work, Extra Training, Continuing his Education, Paying Attention to Detail and his Commitment to being Thorough.
Hobbies / Sports
- Music, Singing, and Playing Cricket
Favorite professional publications
- Journal of Headache, Journal of Neurology
- Community Hospital
Dr. Lancelot Oliver Alexander MD's Practice location
Carmel, California 93923Get Direction
MONTEREY, CA 93940Get Direction
Encino, CA 91436Get Direction
Salinas, CA 93901Get Direction
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