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When possible, it is always best to work with a headache specialist face to face. If you are not able to visit See the American Headache Society's physician referral list to find a neurologist near you. Neither the American Headache Society nor Stanford University assumes responsibility for the names on the list, but these are individuals with appropriate credentials who have an interest in treating headache. We encourage you to discuss any referral to a headache specialist with your primary care provider.
Find a physical therapist
Often, headache sufferers benefit from physical therapy. Find a certified physical therapist near you. (In the box labeled "expertise," enter "neurologic".)
Helping family or friends with a migraine headache
The person with the headache is not the only one who suffers. It is often difficult for a non-migraineur to know how best to help a family member or friend with a severe headache. In general, the more you know about your loved one's headaches and headaches in general, the better able you will be able to live with and care for your migraineur. At the Stanford Headache Clinic, we spend time with families, helping to educate them about headaches. To learn more about migraine care, visit our FAQ page.
Urgent care/emergency room card
This wallet sized card is prepared for each patient at the Headache clinic. We recommend you carry it with you so that an Urgent Care or E.R. doctor can get you the most appropriate rescue for a severe headache without explanation of your history and current medications. This card will be updated as your treatment strategy changes. The UC/ER card lists your medicines, any allergies, other medical conditions, and what the treatment team recommends for rescue when you find yourself in a desperate situation. It also has the number that can be called to discuss your situation with a member of our treatment team.
NBC 11 provides a first look at the Stanford Headache Clinic, where patients benefit from a collaborative approach.
Clinical trials are research studies that evaluate a new medical approach, device, drug, or other treatment. As a Stanford Health Care patient, you may have access to the latest, advanced clinical trials.
Open trials refer to studies currently accepting participants. Closed trials are not currently enrolling, but may open in the future.
Stanford Health Care provides comprehensive services to refer and track patients, as well as provides the latest information and news for physicians and office staff. For help with all referral needs and questions visit Referring Physicians.
HOW TO REFER
Fax a referral form with supporting documentation to 650-320-9443.
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