September 2017


In this Issue

Advocate for Medicine



Can the Private Practice Survive in the Age of Consolidation?

In the rapidly changing health care economy, increasing regulation and the expanding influence of third-party payers are diminishing the physician’s role.

By Pavel Klein, MD

Rising Drug Prices and the Cost of Care: What Can Physicians Do?

The multiple sclerosis drug market offers a snapshot of a growing problem. Physicians should speak out on behalf of the specialty and their patients.

By Dennis Bourdette, MD

NeuroAdvocacy: Why Lobbying Matters

Advocating for patients and the specialty is a powerful way for physicians to make their voices heard.

By Janice F. Wiesman, MD

Legislative Update: The Future of MACRA

With a proposed rule change currently under consideration, one expert assesses the impact and the future of the new law.

With Lyell K. Jones, Jr., MD


Tics and Tourette Syndrome

Recognizing the full spectrum of phenomenology of tics and various behavioral comorbidities is critical to diagnosis.

By Joseph Jankovic, MD

Aches and Trauma: Understanding Post-Traumatic Headache, Part 2: Management and Treatment

Despite limited options for the treatment of post-traumatic headache, some evidence suggests potential for select therapies.

By Francis X. Conidi, DO, MS


Chronic Facial Weakness and Deafness

By Hamzah Lateef, MD; Rozeen Badeel, MD; and Aziz Shaibani, MD


Seven Reasons to Review Your Life Insurance Plan

Life insurance plans cannot be refinanced like mortgage plans, but they can be replaced.

By Jason M. O’Dell, MS, CWM and Andrew Taylor, CFP

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Launched in 2002, Practical Neurology is a publication uniquely dedicated to presenting current approaches to patient management, synthesis of emerging research and data, and analysis of industry news with a goal to facilitate practical application and improved clinical practice for all neurologists. Our straightforward articles give neurologists tools they can immediately put into practice.