Dr. Marina Andris M.D. graduated from a State Medical University in Russia and studied for two years at the University in the USA, to receive an ECFMG certification.

She qualified as a doctor with honors in 1996 and as a neurologist in 2009 in Germany. Dr. Marina Andris has worked 10 years at the Department of Neurology at the Rhein-Mosel-Klinik in Andernach.  She has kept her neurological practice up to date, attending related conferences, lectures and clinical meetings throughout the year. She has a broad experience in the diagnosis and treatment, including Botulinum Toxin therapy for nervous system disorders. All required modern diagnostic tests are available at her clinic, and there is a close cooperation with radiologists/neuroradiologists performing brain and spinal scans (MRI, CT) on demand.

Every neurologist trained in Germany has undergone a long and rigorous practice period.  This fact is critical since the neurological field is vast, covering many aspects of human conditions, some common, some very rare and complex.  A neurologist must keep up to date in every part of practice; our knowledge of neurological disease is advancing rapidly.

The following are symptoms that you may have experienced.  A neurologist is the specialist who is called upon to assess these symptoms, although some are also assessed by other specialities.

Dizziness, lightheadedness, unsteadiness, disequilibrium, giddiness, vertigo

Blackouts, faints, funny turns, fits, seizures, convulsions

Headaches, migraine, neuralgia

Weakness, paralysis, muscle wasting

Numbness, pins and needles, tingling, burning, pain

Involuntary movements, jerks, twitching, tremor, shakes, spasms, clumsiness

Slowing up, stooping, shuffling gait, staggering, altered speech, altered swallow

Fluctuating vision, transient blindness, double vision, hemianopsia

Dementia, forgetfulness, confusion, delirium, disorientation

These are some of the more common conditions or syndromes in Neurology:

Migrainous dizziness, benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV), labyrinthitis, phobic dizziness, hyperventilation

Postural dizziness, vasovagal syncope, reflex hypoxic myoclonus, seizure, epilepsy, episodic migraine, chronic migraine, cluster headache, paroxysmal hemicrania, hemicrania continua, SUNCT/SUNA, temporal arteritis, trigeminal neuralgia

Root entrapment, peripheral neuropathy, small fibre neuropathy, mononeuritis, motor neurone disease, myasthenia gravis and myopathy.

Carpal tunnel syndrome, ulnar nerve entrapment, common peroneal nerve entrapment, meralgia parasthetica, Bell’s palsy

Cerbellar ataxia, Essential tremor, Parkinson’s disease, multiple systems atrophy (MSA), progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP), dyskinesia, chorea, dystonia, restless legs syndrome

Multiple sclerosis, optic neuritis, internuclear ophthalmoplegia, oculomotor palsy, transverse myelitis, spasticity

Alzheimer’s disease, vascular dementia, Lewy body dementia, fronto-temporal dementia, subjective memory symptoms