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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 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: 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: stroke and hiccup
Intractable hiccups are not common, but when they occur they can be very...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: My Sister Had a Mini Stroke
I can give medical advice, but this seems to fall in the category of legal...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: aspenron
You are absolutely correct in what you say and are an excellent model for...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
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Getting Support and Tips
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Reply: A common cause??
There have been many studies in this area. The "Guidelines for the Primary...More
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