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What is the requirement for a physician/neurologist to perform a Spinal tap?

Doctor's Assistant: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?

A neurologist has recommended one for my brother, who was diagnosed with fluid on his brain. The neurologist suggested that if he didn't do the test properly, he would refer to a radiologist.

Doctor's Assistant: Do you keep personal medical records to help track this?

This is all brand new, so we don't have any records at this time.

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

A mild heart attack more than 10 years ago, and non-insulin dependent diabetes

Submitted: 20 days ago.Category: Neurology
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Neurologist: Dr Stan, Doctor replied 20 days ago
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Customer reply replied 20 days ago
Thx
Neurologist: Dr Stan, Doctor replied 20 days ago

I'm sorry your brother requires a spinal tap. The procedure is typically performed by an Interventional Radiologist or a Neurologist. The requirements are a part of their Residency Training. Neurosurgeons are also trained to perform this test. The test carries little risk. Infection is the most common risk and that happens at the worst 1/5000 procedures. The test is considered to be safe and when needed, can be life-saving.

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Customer reply replied 20 days ago
I thought this was a simple question. What is the training of neurologist to do spinal tap. This steam iofadditional costs not what I expected. I will go to another source rather than continue to expose myself to new charges at every stop along the eay
Neurologist: Dr Stan, Doctor replied 20 days ago

I'm sorry, you must have gotten the auto request for Premium Service, which you do not have to accept. Whatever "charge" was initially provided is all that you are going to pay.

The training of a Neurologist for spinal taps is doing this procedure under supervision during their residency until they become proficient.

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Customer reply replied 20 days ago
Which is why I didn't resoind
Neurologist: Dr Stan, Doctor replied 20 days ago

As is your prerogative.

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