Interviewer: The people that come to see you, are they young, or old, men, women? Is there any commonality?
Sarim Mir: We are talking about headaches now, we have female patients, they are from their late teens to their mid-forties.
Interviewer: Do you see more men than women?
Sarim Mir: For the headaches, it’s about 85% female patients.
People are Afraid that they May be Diagnosed with a Potentially Serious Condition When they are Referred to a Neurologist and this Fear Causes, Confusion and Inertia.
Interviewer: What do people call you? Do you they call you a pain doctor? What do you call yourself? How do people refer to what you do?
Sarim Mir: This is the way that we practice. When people come to see us, first of all they are afraid and confused. Before coming to us, people are confused because they go on Google and search regarding their symptoms and it brings up terrible things. What can happen is that they may have had an MRI and they may have been told that there is something on the test, they don’t really understand. When people come to see me, we give people a chance to talk. We listen to them and explain that we are going to find the cause.
When an Individual is Diagnosed as Having a Minor Illness, they Will Start to Feel Better from the Outset
When I tell them you can delegate trying to find the cause of the problem to us. Our job is to find if there is any serious cause of illness. So I say: you don’t worry, it’s our job. We will do a thorough exam on them, if there is any testing we need we will do. We find that in the vast majority of cases the headaches are either because of stress or it is some food which is triggering it. What we have found is that when I am with them, they have a chance to talk, we explain the symptoms to them, then people find out it isn’t anything serious, a lot of them will just get better because of that.
Notable Case Studies of Patients Treated by Neurologist Dr. Sarim Mir
Interviewer: Give me some case studies, no names, but give me some case studies of patients that you’ve helped. What they came in with, what you did, what happened to them.
Sarim Mir: I can give you a case study. We had a 72 year old female patient. This patient had begun to have terrible headaches. She said they were in the temple on the right side. Before she came to us, she had a CAT scan, she had an MRI of the brain also. She had been to two other doctors and they couldn’t diagnose her. We talked with her, we were asking all the questions. During the interview we found she had been to the dentist just a few weeks before the headaches started.
The Missing Teeth and the Uneven Bite were Causing the Patient to Feel Pain in the Right Temple
She had a tooth taken out from her lower jaw. I examined her and I found that in her lower jaw on the right side, she had some teeth taken out and she had an uneven bite, and it was causing her to have pain in the right temple. All we had to do was send her back to her dentist and the dentist put a partial plate there and the patient got better. She had been on so many different prescriptions and she didn’t have anything that helped her.