Managing Migraine Emergencies: Avoiding the ER

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Key Questions
  • How can we avoid another painful trip to the ER?
  • Why do ER doctors often treat people with migraine as drug-seekers?
  • What’s the best protocol for migraine care in the emergency room?
Interview Notes

Find more about Richard Lipton, MD and his work here:

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Richard B. Lipton, MD

Professor of Neurology & Director of the Montefiore Headache Center, and Director of the Division of Cognitive Aging and Dementia
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Dr. Richard B. Lipton is an expert in headache and migraine management, as well as cognitive aging and dementia. He serves as the director of the Montefiore Headache Center and holds the prestigious Edwin S. Lowe chair in neurology at Albert Einstein University in New York. Internationally acclaimed for his contributions to headache diagnosis, classification, epidemiology, and treatment, Dr. Lipton has an impressive bibliography with 11 books and over 1,000 articles in indexed journals. His textbook, Headache in Clinical Practice, earned him the Medical Book Award from the British Medical Association.

He is past president of the American Headache Society (AHS), and is an associate editor for Cephalalgia: An International Journal of Headache. Additionally, he contributes to several other editorial boards, including for Neurology. His outstanding research has been recognized six times with the Harold G. Wolff Lecture Award from the AHS. Beyond neurology, Dr. Lipton is also a professor in psychiatry, behavioral sciences, epidemiology, and population health at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

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