Standards of care for treating headache in primary care practice
GLEN D. SOLOMON, MD
Dr. Solomon is head of the Section of Headache in the Department of General Internal Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic. He is also chairman of the Standards of Care Committee and a member of the Board of Directors of the National Headache Foundation (NHF).
ROGER K. CADY, MD
Dr. Cady practices at the Headache Care Center in Springfield, Mo. He is a family practitioner and a member of the NHF Standards of Care Committee.
JACK A. KLAPPER, MD
Dr. Klapper is a neurologist at the Colorado Neurology and Health Center in Denver. He is also a member of the NHF Standards of Care Committee.
ROBERT E. RYAN, MD
Dr. Ryan is an otolaryngologist at the Ryan Headache Center in St. Louis, Mo. He is a member of the NHF Standards of Care Committee.
The following is a summary of guidelines created under the auspices of the National Headache Foundation, in an effort to improve the care of headache patients in primary care practice. The guidelines represent the consensus of an advisory panel of practitioners chosen by the NHF for their expertise in four specialty areas. A complete set of the guidelines can be obtained by calling the National Headache Foundation at 1-800-843-2256 or by writing to them at 428 W. St. James Pl., 2nd floor, Chicago, IL 60614-2750; the cost is $10.