Pamela Blake, M.D.
- Board Certified American Board of Neurology
- American Headache Society
- International Headache Society
Dr. Blake is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine with completion of a neurology residency at Georgetown University Hospital. Dr. Blake was the director of the Headache Clinic at Georgetown University Hospital before moving to Houston. It was during her time at Georgetown that Dr. Blake developed new treatment protocols for patients with difficult to control headaches. She is currently implementing these new protocols as the medical director of the newly established Headache Treatment Center of Northwest at Memorial Hermann Northwest Hospital in Houston, Texas.
Correct headache diagnosis is the critical factor for the success or failure in management of headaches. This diagnosis is achieved by obtaining a thorough medical history, exhaustive screening for underlying causes such as psychiatric or mood disorders and physical examination. The physical examination includes palpation of the sensory nerves of the head and neck to evaluate for involvement of these nerves in headache etiology, as well as a search for muscular disorders such as cervical dystonia . Diagnostic and therapeutic nerve blocks may be performed, as well as administration of botulinum toxin to qualifying patients. Extensive efforts are made to manage the difficult headaches by non-surgical means prior to any consideration for surgical intervention.