The Medical Practice of Dr. Carl Rosenkilde
91 Smith Avenue
Mount Kisco, NY 10549
Dr. Rosenkilde is no longer doing neurological consultations in his office or at Northern Westchester Hospital. However, he continues to perform neurological procedures for Westchester Health in the same office in Mount Kisco. Dr. Caporaso continues to work at the three offices listed below and is accepting new patients.
Dr. Rosenkilde is an experienced neurologist who is also a founding member of Westchester Health Associates (WHA),(westchesterhealth.com), a collaborative group of highly talented multispecialty and primary care physicians across Westchester and its borders. He has been affiliated with Northern Westchester Hospital Center in Mt Kisco (http://www.nwhc.net/home) for more than twenty years.
There are several purposes of this website:
1. Driving directions to our three offices, with telephone and fax numbers ("About Us").
2. Information about tests that may be requested for diagnostic evaluation: EMG, EEG, Lumbar Puncture.
3. Information about common neurological conditions. Many illnesses are not discussed or even mentioned. Your will look in vain for unusual or rare conditions, such as the myopathy of acid maltase deficiency, and many others. The level of information is meant for the patient, not for the medical doctor. More technical, medical terms are introduced and explained throughout as needed for understanding of a topic.
Problems Commonly Seen in Our Neurology Office
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- Alzheimer's disease (see also dementia, better memory)
- arm or leg weakness
- back pain
- brain tumor
- carotid artery stenosis (see also TIA, Stroke)
- carpal tunnel syndrome
- confusion (see dementia, Alzheimer's disease, NPH)
- dementia (see also Alzheimer's disease, better memory)
- diabetic neuropathy
- disc herniation
- double vision
- facial pain
- feet burning
- headaches (see Migraines)
- head injury
- loss of consciousness
- loss of eyesight
- low back pain
- Lyme Disease
- memory lapses
- movement disorders
- multiple sclerosis
- neck or back pain
- neurologic complications of pregnancy
- neuropathy (see diabetic neuropathy, carpal tunnel syndrome)
- normal pressure hydrocephalus (see also Dementia, Alzheimer's disease)
- numbness (see: carpal tunnel syndrome, diabetic neuropathy)
- Parkinson's disease
- pinched nerve (see: carpal tunnel syndrome, low back pain, lumbar spinal stenosis,EMG)
- pregnancy and epilepsy
- spinal cord disease
- spinal stenosis
- stroke (see also TIA, Carotid artery, Love your heart)
- (TIAs)transient ischemic attacks (see also carotid artery, stroke, Love your heart)
- trauma of head
- trigeminal neuralgia
- tumors of the brain
- unsteady gait
The Neurological Consultation
Detailed history is obtained from each patient with respect to every neurological complaint.
For best results, we prefer that no more than ONE family member accompanies patient. The presence of multiple family members can negatively impact the consultation.
If past medical records are forwarded or available on the electronic medical records, these will be reviewed prior to the meeting. We have access to the medical records of all doctors participating in the medical group of Westchester Health, to the records at Northern Westchester Hospital, and at Northeast Radiology. Tell us in advance where to look.
The consultation proceeds with a neurological exam, consisting of evaluation of mental status, cranial nerves, motor functions with coordination and strength, sensation, reflexes, gait, balance, spine, carotid arteries.
The consultation finishes with an opinion, or a diagnosis from the neurologist. The patient's questions and concerns will be discussed at the end. Medication and treatment will be prescribed, as appropriate. Potential side effects of medications will be reviewed. Follow-up visit may be indicated and scheduled.
Sometimes further laboratory testing is necessary. This may include imaging of the body (X-ray, CT, MRI), functional studies (EEG, carotid ultrasound, electromyography), or tissue analysis (blood drawing, lumbar puncture, very rarely biopsy). A report for the referring physician will be completed after the initial consultation and every subsequent visit. These reports are also made available on the confidential electronic medical records of Westchester Health, and thus accessible to all 100 doctors in our network.
Our doctors are dedicated to the education of our patients. We participates actively in the continuing education of ourselves as physicians, but also offering medical information to the community.
Because many neurologic conditions require an integrated team of professionals, Dr. Rosenkilde and Dr. Caporaso will work closely with your internist, orthopedist, ophthamologist, physical therapist, chiropractor and neurosurgeon.
They would welcome the opportunity to earn your trust and deliver you the best neurological care available.
Our practice philosophy is based on the belief that our patients' needs are of the utmost importance. Our entire staff is committed to meeting those needs. As a result, a high percentage of our new patient referrals come from previous patients and their families.
Dr. Rosenkilde has a broad European educational background with an undergraduate degree in physics and mathematics, a graduate degree in psychology and neuropsychology, and a postgraduate doctoral degree in neurosciences from the University of Copenhagen.
Dr. Rosenkilde has completed research fellowships at the Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology in Warsaw, Poland, at the National Institutes of Mental Health, Bethesda, Maryland, and at the Brain Research Institute of the University of California at Los angeles.
Dr. Rosenkilde attendend medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York; a neurology residency was done at the Yale-New Haven Hospital, New Haven, Connecticut.
Dr. Caporaso performed his undergraduate studies at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY, and at Cambridge University,UK, and completed his medical degree at Cornell University Medical College in New York City. He received his PhD in neurobiology from the Rockefeller University, where he studied the biology of Alzheimer's disease.
After receiving his degrees, Dr. Caporaso trained in Internal Medicine at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center and completed his neurology residency training at New York Presbyterian Hospital - Weill Cornell Medical College. He then finished a clinical fellowship in Neurobehavior and Memory Disorders at Cornell and a research fellowship at the Skirball Institute of New York University's School of Medicine.
After his training, Dr. Caporaso was appointed an Assistant Professor and Head of Laboratory at Weill Cornell Medical College. He directed biological studies on multiple sclerosis and was a clinical neurologist at the Judith Jaffe Multiple Sclerosis Center while there. Dr. Caporaso joined Westchester Health as a fulltime neurologist in 2009.
Important disclaimer: This website is created based in part on information readily available on numerous but credible medical internet sites for the general public. However, we have re-written and edited all material for the purposes of our office and our patients. The material here reflects our opinions. Some of these may not be shared by all physicians (or by all knowledgeable patients).
There may be inaccuracies that have slipped my attention, or lack of data from very recent studies, or from studies in books or journals unknown to me. The site is not meant to be complete or scientifically accurate. Except for the section on Nutrition, none of the information here is meant to change your life, but to give you a bit more insight about neurological topics.
Many of the illustrations are marginally or remotely related to the conditions described; they are picked because we like them.
Andreas Vesalius, De Humani Corporis Fabrica, 1543