Dr. David Sinclair, MD

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Brain & Spine Center 2202 State Ave Ste 201 Panama City, FL 32405 Get Directions
Dr. David Sinclair, MD
Dr. David J. Sinclair was raised in Minneapolis, Minnesota before moving to attend Texas Christian University in Fort Worth where he majored in Neuroscience. After medical school Dr. Sinclair trained in Internal Medicine and Neurology at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. He then practiced in a partnership with his former movement disorders professor for three years in Biloxi, Mississippi prior to returning to the University of Mississippi to complete a fellowship in Clinical Neurophysiology. He is Board Certified in Neurology with additional subspecialty Board Certification in both Epilepsy and Electrodiagnostic Medicine, and has a special interest in Epilepsy, Headache Medicine, and Neuromuscular diseases. He is a member of the American Academy of Neurology, the Florida Medical Association, the American Clinical Neurophysiology Society, and is a Fellow of the American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine. He moved to Panama City in 2016 with his family and a small cocker spaniel. RESEARCH EXPERIENCE: Sinclair D, Jabari, D. Necrotizing Myopathy with Combined Small Cell Lung Cancer. 38th Annual Carrell-Krusen Neuromuscular Symposium. Journal of Clinical Neuromuscular Disease: Mar;2016 Sinclair D, Sundaram, M. Making the Diagnosis in Frontal Supplementary Motor Area Seizures with In-Home Video Capture of Seizure Semiology. 70th Annual American Clinical Neurophysiology Society Meeting, Feb; 2016 Orlando, Fl. Qu BX, Gong Y, Sinclair D, Fu M, Perl D, Diaz-Arrastia R.. cPLA2alpha knockout mice exhibit abnormalities in the architecture and synapses of cortical neurons. Brain Research. 2013;1497:101–5. Vedanarayanan V, Sinclair D. Ryanodine Receptor RYR1 Gene Mutations in African American Men with Hypertrophied Muscles and Persistently Elevated Serum Creatinine Kinase. Neurology. Feb;2013 Supplement S05.004 Sinclair, D. Herndon, R. Blood Brain Barrier Breakdown in Multiple Sclerosis University of Mississippi Medical Center Neurology Department Research Symposium. Aug;2012. Sinclair D, Leacock, R. Ictal CT-Perfusion. Neurocritical Care. 2011 Sep;2015 Supplement 1:S3-283, 9/2011.Presented at the 2011 Neurocritical Care Society Meeting. Montreal, Quebec. Sinclair D. Cerebral Venous Thrombosis – A Ten Year Experience – Analysis of institutional outcomes and review of the literature. University of Mississippi Medical Center Residents Day Research Presentation. 6;2010 Sinclair D, Saul. R. Non-convulsive occipital lobe epilepsy and hyperglycemia – Case reports and review of the literature. 35th Annual North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society Meeting, Feb;2009 Lake Tahoe, CA PRESENTATIONS: Speaker - Emerald Coast Medical Association Annual Meeting 2017: Transient Alterations of Awareness and Other Spells Speaker - University of Mississippi Neurology/Neurosurgery Grand Rounds 2016: Neurophysiologic Aspects of Sleep Disorders Speaker - Carrell-Krusen Neuromuscular Symposium 2016: Necrotizing Myopathy Speaker - University of Mississippi Stroke Symposium 2015: Stroke and Seizures an Update Speaker - Biloxi Regional Medical Center Annual Staff Meeting 2013: Management of Severe Migraine University of Mississippi Medical Center Neurology Resident Lectures Delivered: Stroke – Etiology and Management 2nd Generation Antiepileptics Emergency Room and Outpatient Management of Headaches. The Perfect Lumbar Puncture Fibromuscular Dysplasia and Stroke Neurotoxicology Lecture Series Neurological Emergencies of the Spinal Cord AAN Guidelines on the Practice of Cosmetic Neurology Radiculopathy and Plexopathy Thalamocortical Circuits and EEG Generators Disorders of Smell and Taste Hippocampal Anatomy and Temporal Lobe Epilepsy History and physical examination of patients with seizures and paroxysmal spells Dr. Sinclair is certified through the Florida Department of Health Office of Compassionate Use to recommend/order medical marijuana

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Dr. Sinclair's Care Philosophy

I am a dedicated doctor of the brain, spinal cord, peripheral nerves, neuromuscular junction, and muscle. I promise professionalism, state of the art medical care, thorough evaluation, and engagement in proven treatment options. As a Fellow of the American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine, and a member of the American Academy of Neurology and the American Clinical Neurophysiology Society, I am committed to keeping up with the most up to date cutting edge options for treatment. I am board certified in Neurology with additional subspecialty certifications in both Epilepsy and Electrodiagnostic Medicine

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based on 41 total reviews (24 with comments)
Dr. Sinclair's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
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    EXCELLENT
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    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (24)
in Lynn Haven, FL |
He found I have a pituitary tumor secreting prolactin, I'm thankful the doctor was so thorough. I would have much rather had negative scans but this one can be treated medically so it seems I lucked out.
in Panama City, FL |
I'd give a zero, but it's not an option. X-rays, MRI, MRA, and waiting an entire day for him to walk in and say it was a migraine due to arthritis. Never did he say, where he seen arthritis....
Lynn Haven, FL |
Waited for an hour in room and didn't have time to go over tests he had run on me. Instead he wanted to run more tests. Extremely disappointed with this doctor. I would never recommend him to anybody.
in Lynn Haven, FL |
He's been taking care of my father with dementia for several months and is very patient.
in Panama City Beach, FL |
Caring and thoughtful.
Sparta, GA |
Amazing Dr. My daughter was in the picu at gulf coast. She was having constant seizures. He was amazing with explaining everything and making sure she was on the right meds.
in Wewahitchka, FL |
He took care of my daughter in the intensive care unit when she had really bad seizures. I didn't feel like he was moving too fast. Appeared to be an expert but explained everything at my level, was thoughtful and considerate in a stressful time.
in Panama City Beach, FL |
Highly likely
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He was polite and helpful
in Santa Rosa Beach |
Highly recommended
Santa Rosa Beach, FL |
I agree with what everyone has written already about this doctor.
in Panama City, FL |
Was sent to him for pain management. Does good work.
in Freeport, FL |
Cant thank him enough for being so caring and skilled
in Lynn Haven, FL |
Very nice office and staff - our father had intractable seizures for several years - Dr S figured out how to make them stop. Its hard being in Panama city where there aren't a lot of experts so I think we lucked out getting scheduled with him.
Panama City, FL |
Has taken good care of all aspects of my multiple sclerosis - recommended
in Panama City, FL |
Very thorough and patient with my son
in Panama City, FL |
He actually listened and had some experience with medications that my previous neurologist either wasn't aware of or didn't know how to use.
in Panama City Beach, FL |
Dr Sinclair and his nurse were really nice and thoughtful - the front desk staff are somewhat difficult and you'll get randomly assigned to a doctor unless you specify.
in Panama City, FL |
We waited for about 10 minutes in the exam room - he was polite and professional - didn't talk over my wife. After listening he performed a careful exam, made some treatment recommendations and imaging test requests. Still waiting on results but all-in-all a positive experience.
in Santa Rosa Beach, FL |
Very nice office and staff. Saw us in the hospital and helped with some recent seizures.
in Inlet Beach, FL |
Finally gave me a correct diagnosis after seeing multiple doctors
in Youngstown, FL |
I came back for follow up and he was really kind and attentive to details.
in Panama City Beach, FL |
Took the time to explain my seizures.
in Panama City, fl |
Excellent bedside manner, treated my husband in the hospital. Very professional and thoughtful.
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Dr. David J. Sinclair was raised in Minneapolis, Minnesota before moving to attend Texas Christian University in Fort Worth where he majored in Neuroscience. After medical school Dr. Sinclair trained in Internal Medicine and Neurology at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. He then practiced in a partnership with his former movement disorders professor for three years in Biloxi, Mississippi prior to returning to the University of Mississippi to complete a fellowship in Clinical Neurophysiology.  

He is Board Certified in Neurology with additional subspecialty Board Certification in both Epilepsy and Electrodiagnostic Medicine, and has a special interest in Epilepsy, Headache Medicine, and Neuromuscular diseases. He is a member of the American Academy of Neurology, the Florida Medical Association, the American Clinical Neurophysiology Society, and is a Fellow of the American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine.

He moved to Panama City in 2016 with his family and a small cocker spaniel.

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE:

Sinclair D, Jabari, D. Necrotizing Myopathy with Combined Small Cell Lung Cancer. 38th Annual Carrell-Krusen Neuromuscular Symposium. Journal of Clinical Neuromuscular Disease: Mar;2016

Sinclair D, Sundaram, M. Making the Diagnosis in Frontal Supplementary Motor Area Seizures with In-Home Video Capture of Seizure Semiology. 70th Annual American Clinical Neurophysiology Society Meeting, Feb; 2016 Orlando, Fl.

Qu BX, Gong Y, Sinclair D, Fu M, Perl D, Diaz-Arrastia R.. cPLA2alpha knockout mice exhibit abnormalities in the architecture and synapses of cortical neurons. Brain Research. 2013;1497:101–5.

Vedanarayanan V, Sinclair D. Ryanodine Receptor RYR1 Gene Mutations in African American Men with Hypertrophied Muscles and Persistently Elevated Serum Creatinine Kinase. Neurology. Feb;2013 Supplement S05.004

Sinclair, D. Herndon, R. Blood Brain Barrier Breakdown in Multiple Sclerosis University of Mississippi Medical Center Neurology Department Research Symposium. Aug;2012.

Sinclair D, Leacock, R. Ictal CT-Perfusion. Neurocritical Care. 2011 Sep;2015 Supplement 1:S3-283, 9/2011.Presented at the 2011 Neurocritical Care Society Meeting. Montreal, Quebec.

Sinclair D. Cerebral Venous Thrombosis – A Ten Year Experience – Analysis of institutional outcomes and review of the literature. University of Mississippi Medical Center Residents Day Research Presentation. 6;2010

Sinclair D, Saul. R. Non-convulsive occipital lobe epilepsy and hyperglycemia – Case reports and review of the literature. 35th Annual North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society Meeting, Feb;2009 Lake Tahoe, CA

PRESENTATIONS:

  • Speaker - Emerald Coast Medical Association Annual Meeting 2017: Transient Alterations of Awareness and Other Spells
  • Speaker - University of Mississippi Neurology/Neurosurgery Grand Rounds 2016: Neurophysiologic Aspects of Sleep Disorders
  • Speaker - Carrell-Krusen Neuromuscular Symposium 2016: Necrotizing Myopathy
  • Speaker - University of Mississippi Stroke Symposium 2015: Stroke and Seizures an Update
  • Speaker - Biloxi Regional Medical Center Annual Staff Meeting 2013: Management of Severe Migraine

University of Mississippi Medical Center Neurology Resident Lectures Delivered:

  • Stroke – Etiology and Management
  • 2nd Generation Antiepileptics
  • Emergency Room and Outpatient Management of Headaches.
  • The Perfect Lumbar Puncture
  • Fibromuscular Dysplasia and Stroke
  • Neurotoxicology Lecture Series
  • Neurological Emergencies of the Spinal Cord
  • AAN Guidelines on the Practice of Cosmetic Neurology
  • Radiculopathy and Plexopathy
  • Thalamocortical Circuits and EEG Generators
  • Disorders of Smell and Taste
  • Hippocampal Anatomy and Temporal Lobe Epilepsy
  • History and physical examination of patients with seizures and paroxysmal spells

Dr. Sinclair is certified through the Florida Department of Health Office of Compassionate Use to recommend/order medical marijuana

Dr. Sinclair's Care Philosophy

I am a dedicated doctor of the brain, spinal cord, peripheral nerves, neuromuscular junction, and muscle. I promise professionalism, state of the art medical care, thorough evaluation, and engagement in proven treatment options.

As a Fellow of the American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine, and a member of the American Academy of Neurology and the American Clinical Neurophysiology Society, I am committed to keeping up with the most up to date cutting edge options for treatment. I am board certified in Neurology with additional subspecialty certifications in both Epilepsy and Electrodiagnostic Medicine

Dr. Sinclair's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Neurology
  •  Board certified in Epilepsy and Neurology
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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  • Epilepsy
  • Neurology

Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Aneurysm
  • Anterior Horn Disease
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cerebral Vascular Disease
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervicogenic Headache
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cluster Headache
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Concussion
  • Confusion
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Dementia
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Diplopia
  • Dystonia
  • Encephalitis
  • Epilepsy
  • Epilepsy, Idiopathic Generalized
  • Essential Tremor
  • Fatigue
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Intractable Epilepsy
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lyme Disease
  • Memory Disorders
  • Meningiomas
  • Meningitis
  • Migraine
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Muscle Cramp
  • Myalgia
  • Myelopathy
  • Myoclonus
  • Nerve Diseases
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Occipital Neuralgia
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Recurrent Headache
  • Refractory Epilepsy
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spasticity
  • Spine Disorders
  • Stroke
  • Syncope
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Temporal Lobe Epilepsy
  • Thrombosis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertigo
  • Visual Field Defects

Education

  • Internship Hospital
    Internal Medicine-University Of Mississippi Medical Center

    Completed in 2009

  • Residency Hospital
    Neurology-University Of Mississippi Medical Center

    Completed in 2012

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Neurophysiology-University Of Mississippi Medical Center

    Completed in 2016

  • Undergraduate School
    Texas Christian University-Bs Neuroscience

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Neurology
  • Epilepsy
  • Neuromuscular Medicine

Procedures Performed

  • 24-Hour Ambulatory Electroencephalogram
  • Baclofen Pump Therapy
  • Botox® for Chronic Migraine
  • Botulinum Toxin Injection
  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Epley S Maneuver
  • Lumbar Puncture
  • Medical Marijuana
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Conduction Studies
  • Non-Cosmetic Botox® Injection
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Vagus Nerve Stimulation (VNS)