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Dr. Olukayode Awosika

Psychiatry
Edina, MN
31 years experience male

Locations

Pinnacle Behavioral Healthcare

Edina, MN

Address

6600 France Avenue South, Ste 415, Edina, MN, United States
Directions

Insurances accepted

Aetna Life Insurance Company

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Medica Health Plan

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Pinnacle Behavioral Healthcare

BURNSVILLE, MN

About

Bio

Olukayode Oladele Awosika, MD, is the founder and Medical Director of Pinnacle Behavioral Healthcare. His patients fondly call him "Dr. K." He attended medical school at the University of Ilorin, Nigeria. Dr. Awosika practiced psychiatry and family medicine in Nigeria and South Africa before moving to the United States. He completed his residency at the College of Physicians & Surgeons of Columbia University, New York, where he also served as Chief Resident of the adult psychiatry program at the Harlem Hospital Center, New York. His particular interest is the diagnosis and treatment of mood and anxiety disorders. He has been providing Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) and intranasal esketamine therapy to patients in the Twin Cities for several years.

Specialties
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Psychiatry

Languages spoken

Yoruba

Doctor Q&A

34 Answers
148 Agrees
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Olukayode Awosika
Psychiatry 31 years experience
See a doctor: Tourette's disorder is a neurological condition that begins in childhood. Although there's no cure, you can live a normal life span with tourette synd... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Olukayode Awosika
Psychiatry 31 years experience
Hard but achievable!: Although chronic hvs is difficult to correctly diagnose and treat, stress reduction therapy, administration of beta blockers, ssris, benzodizepines an... Read More
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Olukayode Awosika
Psychiatry 31 years experience
Lack of rest.: Having to care for a baby can be stressful not to talk of three babies. In situations where the mother has no assistance in caring for her babies and ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Olukayode Awosika
Psychiatry 31 years experience
Normal BMI: Based on the data you provided you fall within the normal weight range for your height with a bmi of 20. It appears you may be doing the right things ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Olukayode Awosika
Psychiatry 31 years experience
Situational sadness: The decision to "move on" is one only you can make. However, regarding your reference to depression, it is not uncommon for someone without prior hist... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Olukayode Awosika
Psychiatry 31 years experience
Anorexia prevalence: Per the national institute of mental health (nimh) there are no reported data for 12-month prevalence of anorexia nervosa. However, there are lifetime... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Olukayode Awosika
Psychiatry 31 years experience
Can be!: There are several causes of amenorrhea and indeed anorexia is one of them.
A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Olukayode Awosika
Psychiatry 31 years experience
Side effects: Talk to your doctor. You may not be on the right combination of medications to address your symptoms.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Olukayode Awosika
Psychiatry 31 years experience
Ego Function: In psychoanalytic theory, the ego function by which the objective or real world and one's relationship to it are evaluated and appreciated by the self... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Olukayode Awosika
Psychiatry 31 years experience
Hyperventilation: It is possible to pass out during a panic attack if for example the person breathes rapidly and excessively through their mouth and lose a lot of carb... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Olukayode Awosika
Psychiatry 31 years experience
Counting sheep! : Sleep problems are very common and athe same time varied. Regardless of he type of sleep problem you have you can help yourself by improving your slee... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Olukayode Awosika
Psychiatry 31 years experience
Cymbalta (duloxetine): Cymbalta (duloxetine) is indicated for treatment of depression, fibromyalgia and diabetic peripheral neuropathy. It may be beneficial in some types of... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Olukayode Awosika
Psychiatry 31 years experience
Absolutely!: Studies have shown that regular cannabis smokers have significantly less seminal fluid, and a lower sperm count. Their sperm are also more likely to s... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Olukayode Awosika
Psychiatry 31 years experience
Multidisciplinary!: Regardless of the age or sex of the patient, a team of clinicians working together to address the various aspects of this disease is key. This may inc... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Olukayode Awosika
Psychiatry 31 years experience
Maintenance Rx: It sounds like you are being treated for bipolar disorder, a chronic and serious but treatable mental illness. I suggest you forge a relationship with... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Olukayode Awosika
Psychiatry 31 years experience
Viable Options : Anxiety can be effective and equally treated with either / combination of cognitive behavioral therapy or/and medications. It however best for you to... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Olukayode Awosika
Psychiatry 31 years experience
See your therapist! : Relationships truly can be challenging for most people and so deciding on when or how to get out of a relationship is very personal. However, you need... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Olukayode Awosika
Psychiatry 31 years experience
Antidepressant : Generically known as escitalopram, it is an antidepressant from the class known as selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitors. It is used for treating a... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Olukayode Awosika
Psychiatry 31 years experience
Will power?: Despite best intentions, it is difficult to hold one's self accountable when it comes to eating disorders. This is not a sign of weakness at all and y... Read More
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Olukayode Awosika
Psychiatry 31 years experience
Nocturnal Panic!: It is possible that you may be experiencing panic attacks or nightmares. If they occur frequently and impair your function, you may benefit from being... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Olukayode Awosika
Psychiatry 31 years experience
Side effects: Like most antidepressants, Amitriptyline is associated with a lot of side effects. It is most commonly associated with nausea, vomiting, dry mouth, di... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Olukayode Awosika
Psychiatry 31 years experience
Contact prescriber! : Your prescribing physician will be the best person to advise you as they know your medical history including allergies and previous medication trials.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Olukayode Awosika
Psychiatry 31 years experience
Depends on location: A good place to start is the nami information helpline. It is an information and referral service which can be reached by calling 1 (800) 950-nami (62... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Olukayode Awosika
Psychiatry 31 years experience
Help is available!: You need to seek professional help from a therapist or psychiatrist. While self-injury may bring a momentary sense of calm and a release of tension, i... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Olukayode Awosika
Psychiatry 31 years experience
Yes!: One of the established and common side effects of amantadine is compulsive behaviors but not ocd.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Olukayode Awosika
Psychiatry 31 years experience
Benzos in pregnancy?: Ativan and xanax (alprazolam) were given a pregnancy category d rating because of problems in animal studies. These studies suggested that they may in... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Olukayode Awosika
Psychiatry 31 years experience
Ignore: Although it is often feared and misunderstood, schizophrenia is a treatable medical condition.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Olukayode Awosika
Psychiatry 31 years experience
? Depression: There are multiple causes of chronic insomnia. Although sleep distubance is a feature of major depressive disorder, other symptoms have to be present ... Read More
A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Olukayode Awosika
Psychiatry 31 years experience
Bleeding potential.: Your physician should always be informed of all the medications you are taking at the time of your visit or consultation. Combining Aspirin and Pristi... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Olukayode Awosika
Psychiatry 31 years experience
Constipated?: It is used for treating magnesium deficiency states and it is also a saline laxative that is thought to work by increasing fluid in the small intestin... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Olukayode Awosika
Psychiatry 31 years experience
Stay compliant!: Although fluoxetine sticks around in the system for several days, it is not uncommon to experience minor withdrawal symptoms with several missed dose... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Olukayode Awosika
Psychiatry 31 years experience
Probably: Your diagnosis to a large extent depends on the information you provide to your psychiatrist in terms of duration, intensity and impairment related to... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Olukayode Awosika
Psychiatry 31 years experience
Helping a bulimic: Since I do not know where you are or the available local resources, you may contact the national eating disorders association's toll free hotline at 1... Read More

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Sep 20, 2012
Dr. Awosika provides useful, clear, and good-natured answers on HealthTap. I'm glad he's here!
Jul 20, 2012
Very impressive Profile.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Awosika is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you! I am trying, but my doctor had to stop practicing; so no one knows me. I turned to my GP,but I'm beyond his level. Referral?
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Thanks for your quick reply! But doctor I'm tired of it I feel embarrassed in front of others.
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Thank you! In that case,I will take ibuprofen for occasional headaches

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Ilorin Faculty of Health Sciences, Nigeria
Graduated 1991MD

Affiliations

American Psychiatric Association
National Alliance on Mental Illness
Pinnacle Behavioral Healthcare LLC
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