Author | Peter McAllister, MD

Articles

When Confronted with Atypical Headache, You May Have to SNOOP

October 04, 2019

Throbbing occipital headache x2 wks; abrupt onset, no history. Reason for alarm? Neurologist Peter McAllister, MD, suggests you SNOOP first.

IM Migraine Relief: 5 Questions for Primary Care

September 10, 2019

Injectable medications for migraine are effective, inexpensive, and easy to store. Try these 5 questions on 5 you may want to have on hand.

Take a Shot at Migraine: 5 Handy In-office Injectables

August 14, 2019

Headache is a common complaint in primary care--and sometimes it presents full-blown. You can rescue the patient in distress by keeping 5 common injectables on hand. 

Stimulating New Treatments for your Headache Patients

July 09, 2019

Neuromodulation to treat migraine and other primary headaches is proven effective in clinical trials and may be an option for your patients looking for drug-free relief.

Summer Reading: Headache Apps for Busy Clinicians

June 11, 2019

Headache diagnosis can be "a pain" all year 'round, but particularly irksome when you have summer plans. Neurologist Peter McAllister, MD, serves up some apps to help with that.

Chronic Migraine: Why we Get it Wrong, Why it Matters

May 14, 2019

Episodic or chronic? Distinguishing between the 2 types of migraine is essential to ensure optimal treatment. Meet Abigail and Martin. Who has which headache?  

The Suicide Headache: 5 Cluster Headache Facts You Need to Know

April 12, 2019

Early diagnosis of cluster headache, commonly considered the most painful condition on earth, is essential to curbing disability; here's what primary care clinicians need to know. 

Monoclonals and Migraine: What the Primary Care Physician Needs to Know

September 21, 2017

Monoclonal antibodies that inhibit calcitonin gene-related peptide could revolutionize preventive migraine therapy. Here's what you need to know.