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 Lipton, MD

Director
Montefiore Headache Center

A noted authority on headache and migraine, Dr. Richard B. Lipton is director of the Montefiore Headache Center and the Edwin S. Lowe Chair of Neurology at Albert Einstein University in The Bronx, New York. Dr. Lipton is recognized internationally for his leadership in the diagnosis, classification, and treatment of headache disorders. A prolific researcher and writer, Dr. Lipton has published eight books and more than 600 original articles and reviews. He is a recipient of the Medical Book Award from the British Medical Association for his text Headache in Clinical Practice.

Dr. Lipton serves on the advisory council of the International Headache Society and is a former president of the American Headache Society. He is also an associate editor of Cephalalgia: An International Journal of Headache (the journal of the International Headache Society) and sits on the editorial boards of several journals, including Neurology. He is a three-time recipient of the H.G. Wolff Award for Excellence in Research from the American Headache Society (AHS). Dr. Lipton is also Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and of Epidemiology and Population Health.

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