Anoop K. Reddy, M.D. -  - Neurologist

Anoop K. Reddy, MD

Neurologist located in Tampa, FL

Parkinson's Disease Specialist

Dr. Anoop K. Reddy is a neurologist who has a practice in the University area of Tampa, Florida. He’s helped many Tampa residents who suffered from Parkinson’s disease, and many of his patients regard him as one of the city’s leading specialists on the disease.
    1. "I have been seeing Dr Reddy for a couple years now and he has been very helpful"

    2. D.H. Google

    1. "Dr Reddy used to always be very patient and answered all my questions."

    2. S.B. Google

    1. "The staff instantly put me at ease & Dr Reddy really knows what he is doing!"

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Parkinson's Disease Q & A

What is Parkinson’s Disease?

Parkinson’s disease is a progressive neurological disorder. It’s characterized by muscle rigidity, tremors, and difficulty with motor skills. As a progressive neurological disorder, Parkinson’s disease worsens over time and is more common in older adults than younger ones.

What Causes Parkinson’s Disease?

Parkinson’s Disease is caused by a degeneration of the basal ganglia and a dopamine deficiency. The basal ganglia is a part of the brain that is linked to the thalamus and associated with coordination and movement. Dopamine natural chemical in the brain that’s involved with many different brain functions.

What causes the degradation of the basal ganglia and dopamine deficiencies isn’t precisely known. Researchers believe genes, certain toxins, and Lewy bodies, which are specific substances that sometimes appear in the brain, may all play a role.

What Symptoms Does Parkinson’s Disease Cause?

As people with Parkinson’s Disease lose muscle control, they may exhibit a number of different symptoms. A few include:

  • Slowing movement
  • Tremors
  • Speaking challenges
  • Changing handwriting
  • Difficulty balancing

How is Parkinson’s Disease Diagnosed?

Parkinson’s Disease is typically diagnosed by a neurologist, which is a medical doctor who specializes in neurological disorders. There isn’t a specific test that neurologists can use to confirm whether a patient has Parkinson’s disease, so they rely on multiple sources of information. A neurologist will ask about a patient’s symptoms, perform an exam, and possibly order tests when diagnosing a patient. The tests they might order include MRIs, ultrasounds of the brain, and PET and SPECT scans.

How is Parkinson’s Disease Treated?

Most cases of Parkinson’s Disease are treated with medication. The list of possible medications includes carbidopa-levodopa, carbidopa-levodopa infusion, dopamine agonists, MAO-B inhibitors, COMT inhibitors, anticholinergics, and amantadine. In severe cases, surgery may be required. Medication is always the first choice, however, and it’s almost always effective. Surgery is only rarely called for.            

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Testimonials

Words from our patients

  • Google+

    "I had an EMG test done at Doctor Reddy's office. The process was very simple and hardly took any much time."

    Henry M.
  • Google+

    "Dr. Reddy is an extremely professional and accurate physician. Being in the medical field myself, I can certainly recognize quality skills in other practitioners."

    David A.
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    " I have been dealing with nerve degredation in my right foot for the past couple of year. I have been seeing Dr. Reddy ever since and he is very helpful."

    Nancy B.
Location
Anoop K. Reddy, M.D.
4446 East Fletcher Avenue, Suite E
Tampa, FL 33613
Phone: 813-217-5194
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813-217-5194

Anoop Reddy, MD
4446 East Fletcher Avenue
Suite E
Tampa, FL 33613