Richard C Senelick, MD

Joined: 02/07/2011
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Richard C. Senelick M.D. is a physician specializing in both neurology and the subspecialty of neurorehabilitation. He did his undergraduate and medical school training at the University of Illinois in Chicago and his residency in neurology at the University of Utah. He has lived in San Antonio, Texas for over 35 years where he has served as the Medical Director of HealthSouth RIOSA, The Rehabilitation Institute of San Antonio, since its inception in 1988. He is also the Editor in Chief of Health South Press, the publishing arm of one the nation's largest rehabilitation hospital systems. He is an associate clinical professor in the Department of Neurology at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio.

Dr. Senelick writes a blog on health care related issues and neurorehabilitation for the Huffington Post and The Atlantic as well as a blog for his own website.

Dr. Senelick recently received the 2011 Lifetime Achievement Award at the Healthcare Heroes Awards ceremony.

He is a frequently sought after speaker both nationally and internationally. Amongst his many books and publications, he has authored Living With Stroke: A Guide for Families, Living With Brain Injury: A Guide for Families, The Spinal Cord Injury Handbook, and Beyond Please and Thank You: The Disability Awareness Handbook. Dr. Senelick has also produced a number of educational DVDs on both Stroke and Traumatic Brain Injury.

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Reply: Stroke and brain hemorrhage
Unfortunately the time to takes to wen someone from a "trach" varies...More
After your stroke you may be experiencing a new normal, but remember what George Eliot said- It is never too late to be what you might have been. You still can achieve new goals.
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Reply: severe allergic reaction before TIA
I have not heard of an allergic reaction causing a stroke, however you need...More
After your stroke you may be experiencing a new normal, but remember what George Eliot said- It is never too late to be what you might have been. You still can achieve new goals.
Posted by Richard C Senelick, MD
Reply: Stroke and brain hemorrhage
Your doctors are absolutely right. This can be a very slow process, but it...More
After your stroke you may be experiencing a new normal, but remember what George Eliot said- It is never too late to be what you might have been. You still can achieve new goals.
Posted by Richard C Senelick, MD
Reply: Difficulty with swallowing
Most swallowing problems ( dysphagia) do improve over time. Many older...More
After your stroke you may be experiencing a new normal, but remember what George Eliot said- It is never too late to be what you might have been. You still can achieve new goals.
Posted by Richard C Senelick, MD
Reply: Unconscious Grasping Reflex
We really don't have a fancy term for this phenomenon. The flexion of the...More
After your stroke you may be experiencing a new normal, but remember what George Eliot said- It is never too late to be what you might have been. You still can achieve new goals.
Posted by Richard C Senelick, MD
Reply: Halucinations in stroke victims
Hallucinations ( seeing or hearing things that aren't there) or delusions (...More
After your stroke you may be experiencing a new normal, but remember what George Eliot said- It is never too late to be what you might have been. You still can achieve new goals.
Posted by Richard C Senelick, MD
Reply: Stroke help re: Spasms
There are other medications that can improve alertness and attention but...More
After your stroke you may be experiencing a new normal, but remember what George Eliot said- It is never too late to be what you might have been. You still can achieve new goals.
Posted by Richard C Senelick, MD
Reply: Central Pontine Myelinolysis...
I think most of the information in the previous replies would apply to your...More
After your stroke you may be experiencing a new normal, but remember what George Eliot said- It is never too late to be what you might have been. You still can achieve new goals.
Posted by Richard C Senelick, MD
Reply: treatment after a Hemorrhagic stroke
In most cases it is appropriate to either start or restart anticoagulation...More
After your stroke you may be experiencing a new normal, but remember what George Eliot said- It is never too late to be what you might have been. You still can achieve new goals.
Posted by Richard C Senelick, MD
Reply: I am so cold!
The type of unusual sensations that you are having are not unusual after a...More
After your stroke you may be experiencing a new normal, but remember what George Eliot said- It is never too late to be what you might have been. You still can achieve new goals.
Posted by Richard C Senelick, MD