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Dr. Malik decided to specialize in headache medicine because she personally had migraines since the age of 16. She also has family members who suffer with migraines. Dr. Malik saw firsthand how headaches can negatively affect someone including occupation, relationships and overall quality of life. She believes that treatment for migraines starts with healthy living and encourages this with all her headache patients. Once the correct diagnosis is made, she works with patients to create an individualized treatment plan.' During a patient's first visit, Dr. Malik reviews possible triggers with patients and teaches them to make lifestyle modifications such as changes in their sleep habits, diet or dealing with stress. She prescribes medications to prevent or reduce the number of migraines per month.'' Along with prescription medication, she also recommends specific supplements that have been shown to reduce the frequency and intensity of headaches. If patients take their medication as prescribed along with lifestyle changes, they can drastically reduce headaches and improve their quality of life.
Dr. Malik is a board-certified neurologist, specializing in treating patients with headaches and migraines. After a residency training in neurology, she completed two fellowships (specialty training) at Cleveland Clinic. One fellowship was in headache and pain, the other in palliative medicine.