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Dr. Jonathan Owens

ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Fort Pierce, FL
35 years experience male

Locations

Office

Fort Pierce, FL

Address

4632 South 25th Street, Fort Pierce, FL, US
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 8:00am - 4:00pm
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Fax

(772) 464-9582

Insurances accepted

Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Florida

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ENT and Head and Neck Surgery

Doctor Q&A

90 Answers
98 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Owens
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 35 years experience
Not fun: The recovery after tonsillectomy is quite painful. Most surgeons prescribe narcotic pain medicine, and the average patient takes it for 4-6 days. By... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Owens
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 35 years experience
Sleep apnea: CPAP machines are used to treat obstructive sleep apnea, and they are the most effective therapy for this condition. They work by applying pressure t... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Owens
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 35 years experience
It could: When the sinuses are inflamed, the nasal tissue swelling will increase when lying flat. Other nasal conditions such as inferior turbinate hypetrophy ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Owens
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 35 years experience
See below: The risks of adenoidectomy include pain, infection, bleeding, velopharyngeal insufficiency (which means inability to close the nose from the mouth whe... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Owens
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 35 years experience
Depends: If it is water in the ear canal from swimming, shower, etc., try drops of rubbing alcohol or vinegar diluted with water 1:1. If the fluid is behind th... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jonathan Owens
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 35 years experience
Get it checked: The most likely scenario given what you have described is fluid in the space behind your eardrum. This is called a middle ear effusion and will frequ... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Owens
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 35 years experience
Typically so: Adding a rhinoplasty to a septoplasty is a natural transition from a technical perspective. Some surgeons who perform septoplasty surgeries don't do ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Owens
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 35 years experience
It's generally not: There are only a few instances where IV antibiotics are indicated to treat a sinus infection. Occasionally a bacteria will be cultured from the sinus... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Owens
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 35 years experience
No: A deviated septum only needs to be fixed if it is causing significant symptoms, typically nasal obstruction. Obviously, the term "signficant symptoms... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Owens
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 35 years experience
Surgery: A deviated septum can only be corrected with a surgery called septoplasty, where the crooked portions of the bone and cartilage are reshaped or remove... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jonathan Owens
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 35 years experience
Maybe: Your symptoms can definitely occur in someone with nasal polyps, but other conditions can cause these symptoms as well, such as septal deviation and c... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Owens
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 35 years experience
Probably not: That degree of septal deivation is serious if it causes nasal obstruction. Depending on the status of other adjacent structures in the nose, 5 mm of ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jonathan Owens
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 35 years experience
Common: Both oral and injected steroids tend to have a stimulant effect, which can be quite profound in some people. This should subside in the next couple o... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Jonathan Owens
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 35 years experience
Viral pharyngitis: This most likely represents a viral tonsillitis or pharyngitis. These illnesses will typically manifest with ulcerations and or white patches on the ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Owens
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 35 years experience
7-10 days: On average, patients note resolution of pain in 7-10 days following tonsillectomy. Often, occasional twinges of pain persist for several more days wi... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jonathan Owens
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 35 years experience
Maybe: The clear mucus is certainly consistent with allergic rhinitis. Deviated septum not involved with allergic symptoms. Occasional brown/blood may be s... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jonathan Owens
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 35 years experience
The jury is out: An increasing number of oral cancers are being associated with HPV infection. We don't yet know but presume that the vaccine will be preventative for... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Owens
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 35 years experience
See below: Assuming you are otherwise in good health and not experiencing bleeding/bruising elsewhere, this is likely a problem confined to your nose. If an are... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Owens
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 35 years experience
Keep it dry: Not sure exact nature of your question. If you're asking what to do with a perforated ear that gets water in it, the answer is not much. Typical dry... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jonathan Owens
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 35 years experience
Other options: There are other medications which might offer relief. Nasal steroid sprays play a big role in my practice. Singulair (montelukast) is another. Nas... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jonathan Owens
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 35 years experience
Low likelihood: If the nerve was truly cauterized during the surgery, this injury frequently does not recover. However, recovery of RLN injury can take 12 months or m... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Owens
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 35 years experience
Yes: Sudden hearing loss can be irreversible. Prompt treatment with oral steroids has been shown to maximize chances of recovery, especially when that tre... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jonathan Owens
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 35 years experience
ENT: An otolaryngologist, or ENT doctor, is the type of physician you are seeking, both to diagnose as well as repair the problem.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Owens
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 35 years experience
Yes: yes, they can. I would urge you to exercise caution with the Auralgan (benzocaine and antipyrine) drops. If a tube is in the ear or the eardrum is p... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Owens
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 35 years experience
See a doctor: A "lump in the throat" could be one of many things, ranging from benign cysts of saliva to various tumors. Without more specfics, I would recommend y... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Owens
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 35 years experience
Certainly: The septum is comprised of several pieces of cartilage and bone. Each of these components can fracture and/or become displaced with a direct trauma, ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jonathan Owens
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 35 years experience
It could be sinusiti: You didn't mention any treatment for sinusitis you received. Chronic sinusitis typically involves facial pressure or headache as a symptom. Chronic ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Owens
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 35 years experience
See an ENT: A deviated septum is typically evaluated by nasal examination, as it is usually apparent if the septum is off of the midline to one side or the other.... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jonathan Owens
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 35 years experience
Tonsillectomy: There are times when chronic tonsillitis doesn't respond to antibiotic therapy. Tonsillectomy is a valid option in these instances. I would seek an ... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jonathan Owens
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 35 years experience
Vertigo: Your description of the room shaking back and forth describe the symptom vertigo. If it occurs briefly with rapid position changes, you may have beni... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jonathan Owens
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 35 years experience
Physician exam: Fungal ear infections are typically easy to distinguish from bacterial infections when the ear is examined. Certain characteristics of fungal infect... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Owens
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 35 years experience
Think soft and bland: The texture of the food should be soft after tonsil surgery. Warm or cold temperature is generally fine, and depends on patient preference. Avoid a... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Owens
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 35 years experience
Cleaning and suction: The minimum care is cleaning the cannula and providing suction of secretions as needed. Depending on the type of tracheostomy, the cannula may be rem... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Jonathan Owens
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 35 years experience
Patulous Eustachian: Tube. Hearing your breathing loudly in the ear usually occurs with patulous Eustachian tube, or a tube that is always open. Placement of an ear tube... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Owens
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 35 years experience
Possibly: Some people with deviated septum cannot breathe through their nose when sleeping, forcing them to mouth breathe and snore. In these patients, correct... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Owens
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 35 years experience
Forehead sinus: The frontal sinus is the sinus in the forehead.
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jonathan Owens
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 35 years experience
Not likely: Chronic sinusitis patients may have pressure or fluid build up behind the ear drum, but there is no obvious association between sinusitis and ear wax.... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Owens
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 35 years experience
Nasal obstruction: is far and away the most common symptom. Deviated septum can lead to nosebleeds and increased risk of sinusitis, but difficulty breathing is the most... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jonathan Owens
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 35 years experience
Frequently: By bad i assume you mean is the recovery difficult. Adults typically experience 7-10 days of significant pain in the throat following tonsillectomy. ... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jonathan Owens
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 35 years experience
Cyst in sinus: It means that you have a small soft tissue mass in your right cheek sinus. It if nearly impossible to differentiate solid versus fluid-filled masses... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Owens
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 35 years experience
Non-antibiotic rx: Most acute sinus infections will resolve without antibiotics. You can hasten recovery by using nasal saline irrigations and possibly in conjunction w... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jonathan Owens
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 35 years experience
Maybe: The incision for the septoplasty is typically made just inside the nostril along the base of the septum. As this area heals, there is frequently some... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Owens
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 35 years experience
Ear wash: There are over-the-counter ear wash kits available which are frequently successful in removing impacted wax. If this is unsuccessful, see your pcp or... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jonathan Owens
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 35 years experience
Possibly not: There are several entities which could arise in the midline neck which are not cancerous. The most likely are called thyroglossal duct cyst and dermo... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Owens
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 35 years experience
See an ENT: A deviated septum only needs to be fixed if it is causing significant symptoms, typically nasal obstruction. Obviously, the term "signficant symptoms... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jonathan Owens
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 35 years experience
Sounds OK: If you have conductive hearing loss on the right side only and a normal-appearing eardrum, the most likely cause of hearing loss is otosclerosis. Th... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jonathan Owens
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 35 years experience
Not if neural loss: I assume the hearing loss is sensorineural in nature, in which case it is not likely to improve with time. Some familial hearing loss is conductive a... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Owens
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 35 years experience
Depends: If this just arose, it may be a viral ulceration or exudate associated with a bacterial or viral infection. If it has been there awhile and/or enlarg... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Owens
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 35 years experience
See a doctor ASAP: What you describe may be sudden sensorineural hearing loss. You need a hearing test to determine if that is the case. If so, prompt initiation of th... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Owens
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 35 years experience
Eustachian tube: dysfunction. The tube from the ear to the nose that allows air to pass to equalize pressure can be dysfunctional despite normal hearing tests. This ... Read More

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Owens is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Owens is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This made me feel good. Thanks! This was reaffirming! I had a septoplasty and he cleaned out my sinuses. I hope I have fewer headaches! Thank you for answering!
HealthTap member
Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Saw ENT but hasn't given me solutions, surgery or otherwise
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you! I see an ENT today about my options!!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Baylor College of Medicine, TX
Graduated 2001MD

Residency

UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO HOSPITAL ANSCHUTZ INPATIENT

Awards

Top Doctor, Third Place, Napa, CA - Winter
2013
Most Influential, Third Place, Napa, CA - Winter
2013
Thought Leader, Third Place, Napa, CA - Winter
2013

Affiliations

American Academy Of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery
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