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George A Small, MD
Neurology
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Expertise: Autoimmune MG, Charcot...See all...

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Locations

Allegheny General Hospital (Primary)
Professional Building
490 E North Ave, Suite 500
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
Fax (412) 359-8809
North Fayette Health + Wellness Pavilion
200 Quinn Dr, Suite 210
Pittsburgh, PA 15275
Fax (412) 359-8878

Dr. Small is a highly skilled adult neurologist with additional qualifications in clinical neurophysiology, electromyography, and nerve conduction studies. He is director of the Electromyography and Nerve Conduction Laboratory at Allegheny General Hospital (AGH). He has special clinical interests in diagnosing and managing patients with neuromuscular diseases and botulinum toxin injections (chemo denervation).

Dr. Small treats patients who have peripheral neuropathies, including diabetic related, inherited, and autoimmune related such as CIDP, as well as autonomic neuropathies, such as myasthenia gravis, muscle diseases and motor neuron diseases, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), multifocal motor conduction block neuropathy (MMCBN), and neuropathies related to monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance (MGUS).

Dr. Small is experienced in administering botulinum toxin for chronic migraine, spasticity, and dystonia, as well as hemifacial spasm. He participates in studies regarding proper myasthenia gravis diagnosis and therapy and was part of the initial study of Onabotulinum (Botox A) prior to its FDA approval.

Director and founder of the ACGME approved Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship at AGH since 2002, Dr. Small is also director and founder of the Myasthenia Gravis Association Clinic of Western Pennsylvania (MGAWPA) at AGH. He is a member of the Medical Advisory Board of the National Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America (MGFA). He speaks English.

Languages Spoken

English

Expertise

Autoimmune MG
Charcot Marie Tooth Disease
Congenital Muscular Disorder
Dysautonomia
Dysferlin
Guillain Barré Syndrome
Hereditary Motor Sensory Neuropathy
Limb Girdle Muscular Dystrophy
MG (Myasthenia Gravis)
Motor Neuron Disease
Neuromuscular Disease
POTS
Polymyositis
Polyneuropathy
Rhabdomyolysis
Spinal Muscular Dystrophy

Ratings

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Discussion of proposed treatments (options, risks, benefits, etc.)

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Efforts to include you in decisions about your care

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Recent Patient Comments

"He doesn't let you talk. He interrupts you. He doesn't listen and makes rude indirect comments. He said to me I'm not saying it's in your head. And was suggesting depression a do anxiety. When other docs have seen for years all my issues."

February 08, 2024

"Dr. was extremely knowledgeable about my condition. He was wonderful!"

January 17, 2024

"Good"

December 31, 2023

"Dr. Small has a very good bedside manner. He listens and answers positively. I am very happy with him."

December 27, 2023

"This provider asks a question & doesn't let you answer!!! Constantly interrupts & changes subjects. I need another expert on Myasthenia Gravis Please!"

December 18, 2023

"Dr. Small is a very good provider!"

December 18, 2023

"He would ask me a question, then cut me off by saying shortest answer!"

December 18, 2023

"I will NEVER recommend Dr. Small to anyone."

November 28, 2023

"Dr seemed unprepared for my appointment. Didn't seem that he reviewed the information that was sent by my PCP or that I had filled out prior to arriving."

November 16, 2023

"Great doctor. [...]"

November 13, 2023

Credentials

Fellowship

Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center

School

Jefferson Medical College

Board

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Clinical
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Neurology

Residency

Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center
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