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Dr. Richard O'Leary

Anesthesiology
Ehrenberg, AZ
30 years experience

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Anesthesiology

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English

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A female asked:
Dr. Richard O'Leary
Anesthesiology 30 years experience
Yes: There are several options available that are non narcotic. Options range from aleve, celebrex, (celecoxib) vioxx to toradol. These are nsaids (non-... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard O'Leary
Anesthesiology 30 years experience
Only in rare cases: Intubation involves using an instrument (called a laryngoscope) to help the health care provider see the vocal cords and trachea. If the patient has ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard O'Leary
Anesthesiology 30 years experience
No: Cyclobenzaprine (flexeril) is not a narcotic but it can have significant side effects which are similar to narcotic medications. Side effects include... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard O'Leary
Anesthesiology 30 years experience
Reverse??: I'm not sure what a reverse epidural is. Epidural steroids are injected in the spine to lessen inflamation and thereby provide pain relief. I have n... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard O'Leary
Anesthesiology 30 years experience
Yes: Both fentanyl and Opana are opiates. Opana er is the trade name for Oxymorphone ( a derivative of morphine). The medications differ in their side ef... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard O'Leary
Anesthesiology 30 years experience
Provide pain relief: Fentanyl patches are small patches like a band-aid. The medicine is mixed into the bandage material. Once it is applied to the skin, the fentanyl, a... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard O'Leary
Anesthesiology 30 years experience
7.5, 5 and 5: The first number represents how much hydrcodone is present in the pill. In this case 7.5 mg or 5mg. The second number is the number of milligrams of... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard O'Leary
Anesthesiology 30 years experience
Genetic mutation: Methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (mthfr) is the rate-limiting enzyme in the methyl cycle, and it is encoded by the mthfr gene. Genetic variat... Read More
A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard O'Leary
Anesthesiology 30 years experience
Yes and no: Having an anesthetic does have small risks associated with it. The chance of death from an anesthetic is approx 1/250, 000. It is statistically more... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. O'Leary is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. O'Leary is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks for your quick reply! I don't want to take anything habit or narcotic. I get migraines
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Thanks for your reply I'm on 150 and I get withdrawal by the next day
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Useful and informational

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

UC San Diego School of Medicine, CA
Graduated 1992MD
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