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Weakness
Suggested Pre-Referral Evaluation and Management Guidelines
  • If proximal and symmetric consider myopathy. Review medications for steroid and or statins. Consider discontinuing
  • If associated with facial weakness, ptosis or dysphagia, consider neuromuscular disorder, such as myasthenia gravis or motor neuron disease, such as ALS. Refer to Neurology Neuromuscular Clinic
  • Consider diabetes and other causes of peripheral neuropathy
  • Consider HIV risk
    Suggested Additional Test/Management Prior to Specialty Visit
  • EMG
  • Consider CBC, LFTS, CPK, WESR, TSH, T4, fasting glucose, Hgb A1C, renal function
  • Consider HIV if risks warrant
    Patient Education/Information (includes preps)  
    Appointment Timeframe  
    How to Get Results to Consultant UMHS Patients: See CareWeb
    External Patients: hand carry medical records and clinic notes to visit
    Clinic Contact Information Physician: 800-962-3555
    Patient: 734-936-7175
    Clinic Location Sites Burlington Building
    UM Consulting Physician Adult Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
    Revised on: 10/07/2009