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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 answers/fear
It sure sounds like you need to see a neurologist to get this sorted out and...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: worried about survival rate after a stroke
The good news is that you have no residuals from your stroke and it sound...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: botox
Here is a link to a You Tube Video on spasticity. There are many others on...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: Thank you
So glad you acted on the advice and received prompt help. I hope it gives...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: botox
Botox( botulinum toxin) is a very safe way to decrease spasticity,...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: Thank you
It has been a long time since I have heard anyone use the "Black Dog"...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: Possible stroke? [Lengthy]
It is always difficult to make a diagnosis over the Internet. So, my first...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: bleeding of the brain
Thank you for your question. There are a number of issues to address. 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: Stroke answers/fear
I agree that it is a confusing situation. CT Scans are very sensitive at...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
I addressed the issue of taste a bit ago. Here is the answer and links I...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