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Dr. Beth Howell

Psychiatry
Lake Oswego, OR
43 years experience female

Locations

Beth A Howell

Lake Oswego, OR

Address

3 Monroe Parkway, Suite P#427, Lake Oswego, OR
Directions

About

Bio

After 15 years in general psychiatric practice, my work is currently limited to forensic evaluations in the civil area. Every evaluation is performed carefully and with thoroughness, objectivity, fairness and impartiality. I perform evaluations in the following following areas: Workers' Compensation Personal Injury Disability Employment Issues Fitness For Duty Professional Licensing issues

Specialties
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Psychiatry

Neurology

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

28 Answers
17 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Beth Howell
Psychiatry 43 years experience
Dehydration: You may be dehydrated. Be sure to drink eight glasses of water, eight ounces each, per day.
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Beth Howell
Psychiatry 43 years experience
Stay hydrated: It depends on how much and how often you used it. The urine toxicology screen will be clear as follows: infrequent users: 3-4 days heavy users: 10 ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Beth Howell
Psychiatry 43 years experience
There is no cure.: While there is no cure, a number of medications have been tried to lessen the symptoms, including: albuteral--a drug used for people with asthma, a... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Beth Howell
Psychiatry 43 years experience
Hereditary: It is inherited because of a defective gene on the x chromosome (female sex chromosome). It is referred to as a "sex-linked recessive" inheritance pa... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Beth Howell
Psychiatry 43 years experience
No.: Hashimoto's encephalopathy is a rare condition of the immune system where antibodies attack the brain and thyroid gland. The treatment is aimed at th... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Beth Howell
Psychiatry 43 years experience
No: Paracetamol can cause birth defects and should not be taken during pregnancy. You should contact your obstetrician before taking any medication dur... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Beth Howell
Psychiatry 43 years experience
Meth Treatment : The best solution is to become involve in a methamphetamine treatment program where you will receive therapy and support. Some programs have found an... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Beth Howell
Psychiatry 43 years experience
Solar Plexus: The celiac plexus is also called the solar plexus. It is a complex network of nerves located in the abdomen, where the celiac artery, superior mesente... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Beth Howell
Psychiatry 43 years experience
Please restart: Your dose suggests that you have mild to moderate low thyroid. Without your medication you could expect weight gain, hair loss, constipation, depress... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Beth Howell
Psychiatry 43 years experience
Not likely: It is more likely that a nerve is being pinched as it comes out of the neck. Alternatively, damage to the tendons in the shoulder girdle (rotator cuf... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Beth Howell
Psychiatry 43 years experience
Several causes: These symptoms could be caused by a number of things and are are rarely serious. Causes include 1) starting a new medication 2) not drinking enough... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Beth Howell
Psychiatry 43 years experience
Not a good idea.: This is not a good idea. The Prozac (fluoxetine) may accelerate the effects of adipex (phentermine) resulting in a toxic reaction. Jitteriness, rac... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Beth Howell
Psychiatry 43 years experience
Exercise: Camomille tea, kava kava, valerian root, st. John's wort. Camomille tea is the mildest. These are all herbs and herbs may be potent with potent side... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Beth Howell
Psychiatry 43 years experience
Pinched nerve: Mittelschmerz is pain in the ovary during ovulation (halfway between two periods) and is not something to be worried about. However, the fact that yo... Read More
A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Beth Howell
Psychiatry 43 years experience
No: Worrying never seems to help much. As with many things in medicine, this could be something harmless and relatively easy to fix, or it could be more ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Beth Howell
Psychiatry 43 years experience
May be seizure: This could be an emotional disorder presenting as a physical symptom. However, you first need to exclude the possibility of a seizure coming from the ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Beth Howell
Psychiatry 43 years experience
Freezing in place: A loss of ability to move, freezing in place. This is often seen in parkinson's disease. The person wants to move, but the signal is not getting thr... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Beth Howell
Psychiatry 43 years experience
Works in animals: Dopamine, an important neurotransmitter, is depleted in the basal ganglia of the brain in parkinson's disease. As a result, the glutaminergic neuron... Read More
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Beth Howell
Psychiatry 43 years experience
Psychiatric diagnosi: It sounds like the er doctors "ruled out" or excluded the possibility that your heart was the cause of the chest pain. Then it appears that they deci... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Beth Howell
Psychiatry 43 years experience
Probably your own: The baby's heartbeat is usually first detected at six or seven weeks after conception. You are probable feeling your own heartbeat, as your own heart... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Beth Howell
Psychiatry 43 years experience
Yes: It will take about two weeks of steady use for the Doxepin to build up a level in your system. You would need to take it nightly for that long in or... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Beth Howell
Psychiatry 43 years experience
Possible emergency: I don't know enough based on this information. However, because the pain increased after a bm, i suspect the problem is in your gastrointestinal trac... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Beth Howell
Psychiatry 43 years experience
Depends: Xanax (alprazolam) is a minor tranquilizer used often for anxiety or panic attacks. It does tend to be physically addictive. If you take it with any... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Beth Howell
Psychiatry 43 years experience
Primary Care: You should see a primary care doctor. This would be a doctor specialized in internal medicine or family practice. They will talk with you, do a comp... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Beth Howell
Psychiatry 43 years experience
Hyperventilation: Dizziness and pins and needles in the arms may be caused by hyperventilation. Hyperventilation occurs when someone is anxious and breathes in a shallo... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Beth Howell
Psychiatry 43 years experience
Chemotherapy: Some types of chemotherapy can damage the nerves, starting with areas furthest from the spine (hands and feet). This is called a peripheral neuropath... Read More
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Beth Howell
Psychiatry 43 years experience
For Calming: I'm sorry this happened and do not know why. If you were screaming a lot, or if you were thrashing and fighting with the er staff, they may have deci... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Beth Howell
Psychiatry 43 years experience
Muscle contraction: The muscles in the arterial wall contract, causing the lumen, or space inside, to become smaller.

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Nov 30, 2012
Very informative & Knowledgable.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Howell is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Howell is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thx! Now my health anxiety can shift to a potential spinal disease!
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Few hours in psycoword I. Hade more chest pain the send me to icu
HealthTap member
Thank you for not immediately suggesting medication!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Arizona College of Medicine, Tucson
Graduated 1979MD

Residency

Oregon Health & Science University Hospitals

Residency

Oregon Health & Science University Hospitals

Residency

University of Arizona Medical Center

Affiliations

American Psychiatric Association
Oregon Psychiatric Association
Oregon Medical Association
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