(American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology; American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine)
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Education & Training
Midwestern University / Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine
Letterman Army Medical Center, Presidio of San Francisco
Resident, Neurology, Letterman Army Medical Center, Presidio of San Francisco
Clinical Neurophysiology, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC
Alzheimer's disease, Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Anoxic brain injury, Balance and gait disorders, Botox treatment, Carpal tunnel, Cerebral hemorrhage, Dementia, Dizziness and vertigo, Dystonia, Epilepsy/seizure disorders, Equilibrium seizures, Essential tremor, Headaches and migraines, Immunological regulation in neuromuscular disease, Memory and aging disorders, Motor neuron diseases, Movement disorders, Multiple sclerosis, Myasthenia gravis, Nerve impingement, Nerve/root injuries, Neuromuscular disease, Neurovascular disorders, Parkinson's disease, Peripheral neuropathy, Poliomyelitis - late effect, Post concussive syndrome, Radiculopathies, Spasticity treatment, Spinal muscular atrophy, Stroke, Subarachnoid hemorrhage, Therapeutic apherisis, Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA), Traumatic brain injury, Vascular malformations
Besides general clinical neurology, I have subspecialty training in electroencephalography, electromyography, and nerve conduction studies. I also perform Botox injections for movement disorders, excessive drooling and excessive sweating.
My hobbies include playing the guitar, running, martial arts and gourmet cooking. I am married, have two teenaged children and two precocious Cavalier King Charles Spaniels.
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Dr. Duncan also has privileges at Marin General Hospital.
Philosophy of Care
Living and working in the San Francisco Bay Area is a dream come true for me. I first resided in San Francisco in the 1980s, when I did my internship and residency at Letterman Army Medical Center on the Presidio of San Francisco. After serving for 22 years in the Army and living throughout the United States and Europe, I was fortunate enough to join the Physician Foundation at CPMC. I believe this to be the finest health care organization in the Bay Area, and I am thrilled to be working with this superb group of health care professionals.
My personal philosophy for patient care is simple: I treat my patients the way I would want my wife and children treated, with respect, compassion and dignity. There is no question which is too trivial for a thoughtful answer. If nothing else, I can at least lend a sympathetic ear to patients and families. I believe that practicing medicine is a sacred honor and privilege, not a 9 to 5 job where I punch a clock and leave my worries behind. To me, the highest praise comes when a patient says: "Thanks, doc. You really helped me..."
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