Dr Stefan Schumacher: Neurology
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Dr Stefan Schumacher

Neurology

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About me

Dr. Schumacher was born and educated in Germany. He is a son of a German father and English mother from Windsor/Berkshire, he was brought up bilingual.

He studied medicine in Florence, Italy and Saarbruecken and Freiburg, Germany. After graduation he worked in different medical centres in Germany incl. neurosurgery university hospital in Giessen and a specialised centre for Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinsons Disease in Bad Laasphe.
During his time in neurosurgery Dr Schumacher had a special interest in intense care medicine and was one the responsible physicians of the ITU in University Hospital Giessen/Germany which was managed by neurosurgeons and neurologists.

For 9 years Dr Schumacher was consultant and medical director of the Wicker Clinic Bad Wildungen. His special interest at that time was Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and Parkinsons Disease (PD). Dr Schumacher's department was one of the first hospitals in Germany which were certified by the German Society for MS
(" Deutsche Multiple Sklerose Gesellschaft"). Dr Schumacher participated in MS research and also was in charge of Phase 3-trials with MS medication.

Dr Schumacher is member of 3 national neurological societies: ABN (Association of British Neurologists), DGN (Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Neurologie ) and AAN (American Academy of Neurology).

Dr. Schumacher was German deputee for medical exchange with several Arab countries such as Emirates, Qatar, Oman and Egypt.
He was a lecturer at the University Hospital , Marburg (Prof. Oertel, Neurology) and a teacher and examiner for medical students in Marburg/ University.

Dr Schumacher and his family moved to UK in 2007 and worked as a consultant neurologist in Salford Royal Hospital (prior known as Hope Hospital) and Royal Bolton Hospital. Since 1.4.2016 Dr Schumacher works part time in NHS at Salford Royal Hospital.
Dr Schumacher works 4 days weekly in 2 private hospitals in Manchester : Spire Hospital in Didsbury and Alexandra Hospital in Cheadle.

Being himself a passionate long-distance runner, Dr Schumacher has since years a special interest in sport-related health issues in neurology. Dr Schumacher is member of the committee 2.5 "Neurology and Sport" of the German Society of Neurology (DGN) and has presented in past on scientific conferences for this committee.

Chronic migraine is a very common neurological problem and often patients find it very difficult coping with this condition. Dr Schumacher has a special interest in new treatments for this.. BOTOX (Botulinum toxin type A) is now recommended as an option for the prophylaxis of adults suffering from chronic migraine (NICE Guidance 2012). This is a very interesting new treatment for migraine sufferers and Dr Schumacher has started offering this treatment for private patients in BMI The Alexandra Hospital in Cheadle.

Areas of interest

headaches; migraine; head traumas; epilepsy; multiple sclerosis; parkinson's disease; pain management; numbness; neuropathy; neuromuscular diseases; movement disorders; memory problems;

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    Recording and reporting on electromyography and nerve conduction studies (EMG); CTS (Bilateral upper limb only) or peripheral neuropathy - (5-50)

    BMI The Alexandra Hospital (1-5)

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