Meet Dr. Shin Beh
Vestibular Neurologist and Multiple Sclerosis Specialist in Dallas
Shin Beh, M.D., is one of few U.S. neurologists who specializes in evaluating and nonsurgically treating vestibular disorders – including vertigo, dizziness, and problems with balance – and visual disorders arising from brain abnormalities.
Vestibular Disorders Expertise
The founding Director of UT Southwestern Medical Center’s Vestibular Neurology and Neuro-Visual Disorders Clinic, Dr. Beh sees many people who have nearly lost hope of having their problems correctly diagnosed and treated.
“By the time they come here, a lot of my patients have already seen a neurologist; an otolaryngologist; and a cardiologist, but they have not been able to find out why they are dizzy. Many feel that they’ve run out of options,” he says. “I approach dizziness from the neurological standpoint when trying to elucidate its cause.”
Dr. Beh often is able to get to the root of patients’ problems by performing a thorough physical exam, taking a detailed medical history, and conducting specialized neurologic testing.
In some cases, brain imaging and additional blood tests are needed.
Treatment for these conditions depends on their underlying causes, which can range from relatively harmless conditions to more serious diseases like strokes or brain tumors. When appropriate, Dr. Beh refers patients to other UT Southwestern specialists for further evaluation.
In patients whose vestibular disorders turn out to be related to the inner ear, not the brain, Dr. Beh partners with neuro-otologists Brandon Isaacson, M.D., and Joe Kutz, M.D. – and vestibular therapist Patricia Blau, Ph.D., who specializes in vestibular rehabilitation therapy – to deliver comprehensive care for their dizziness.
He works closely with neuro-ophthalmologists Deborah Friedman, M.D., and Nick Hogan, M.D., Ph.D., as well, to treat migraine-related dizziness and neuro-ophthalmic disorders.
Finding the Right Answer
Dr. Beh attributes his philosophy of care to the example of his mentor, Elliot Frohman, M.D., Ph.D.
“Dr. Frohman always reminded me that, ‘It’s not about being right, it’s about getting it right’,” Dr. Beh says. “I find it very rewarding to work with patients to find the right diagnosis and the best treatment for them – particularly those frustrated for so long because of a lack of diagnosis and appropriate therapy for their dizziness.”