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Dr. Blitshteyn is a Mayo Clinic-trained board-certified neurologist who specializes in general neurology, autonomic disorders and headache medicine. She serves as a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. Dr. Blitshteyn is a Buffalo, New York native who graduated from the University at Buffalo Honors College with a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry, Summa Cum Laude, where she was the valedictorian of her graduating class. She received her Medical Doctor degree from the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and was awarded the American Academy of Neurology Student Prize.

Dr. Blitshteyn completed neurology residency at Mayo Clinic, where she became the Primary Research Investigator and a first author on a nationally-acclaimed research study examining the relationship between hormone replacement therapy and meningioma. The study was named by the American Society of Neuro-oncology as one of the most noteworthy studies of the year and made national headline news in Reuters Health in 2008. Dr. Blitshteyn was also the recipient of a Research Award from the Florida Society of Neurology and a US Human Health Award from the American Headache Society.

As a neurologist, Dr. Blitshteyn provides specialized care for the following conditions:
  • Alzheimer's Disease and other memory problems
  • Back and neck pain
  • Migraine and other headaches
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Tremor
  • Peripheral neuropathy
  • Postconcussive syndrome
  • Seizures and epilepsy
  • Stroke
As a physician specializing in autonomic disorders, Dr. Blitshteyn sees patients with the following conditions:
  • Postural Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS)
  • Neurocardiogenic Syncope
  • Orthostatic Hypotension
  • Orthostatic Intolerance
  • Autonomic and Small Fiber Neuropathy
  • Pure Autonomic Failure
  • Multiple System Atrophy
  • Autonomic dysfunction related to diabetes, Parkinson's disease, etc.
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Fibromyalgia
The autonomic nervous system controls blood pressure, heart rate, ability to stand, digestion, urination, temperature regulation, perspiration, and sleep. You may have a disorder of the autonomic nervous system if you experience some or all of the following symptoms:
  • Lightheadedness and dizziness
  • Unexplained fatigue
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Rapid heart rate
  • Palpitations
  • Inability to stand for prolonged periods of time
  • Abnormal sweating
  • Widespread body pain
  • Diarrhea or constipation
  • Urinary frequency and urgency
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Sleep disturbance


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