Dr. Jonathan Owens

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

Locations

Office

Fort Pierce, FL

Address

4632 South 25th Street, Fort Pierce, FL, US
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My office hours

Thursday: 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

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98 Agrees
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Owens
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 36 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
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Owens
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 36 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
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jonathan Owens
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 36 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
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A member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Owens
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 36 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
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Owens
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 36 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
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jonathan Owens
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 36 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
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Owens
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 36 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
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jonathan Owens
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 36 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
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jonathan Owens
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 36 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
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Owens
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 36 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
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jonathan Owens
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 36 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
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jonathan Owens
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 36 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
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A male asked:
Dr. Jonathan Owens
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 36 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
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Owens
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 36 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
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Owens
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 36 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
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Owens
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 36 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
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Owens
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 36 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
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Owens
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 36 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
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Owens
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 36 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
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Owens
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 36 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
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Owens
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 36 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
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Owens
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 36 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
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Owens
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 36 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
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jonathan Owens
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 36 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
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jonathan Owens
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 36 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
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Owens
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 36 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
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jonathan Owens
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 36 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.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Owens
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 36 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
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Owens
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 36 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
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jonathan Owens
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 36 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
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jonathan Owens
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 36 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
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jonathan Owens
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 36 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
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Owens
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 36 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
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A female asked:
Dr. Jonathan Owens
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 36 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
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jonathan Owens
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 36 years experience
Other meds may help: For most patient, taking an over-the-counter antihistamine such as Claritin, Zyrtec, or Allegra is safe. This may not be the most effective therapy f... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jonathan Owens
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 36 years experience
Eustachian tube: When you have a cold, the Eustachian tube will often swell. When swollen, it can't equalize the pressure change associated with flying as well as it ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jonathan Owens
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 36 years experience
You may need both: MRI will definitely visualize the sinuses, but may overestimate degree of inflammation. MRI shows bone very poorly and bony anatomy is important in ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jonathan Owens
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 36 years experience
Infection: The water carries bacteria from the ear canal skin with it and can cause infection of the cholesteatoma. Such an infection would lead to increased pa... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jonathan Owens
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 36 years experience
Not likely: Labyrinthitis is used to describe acute inflammation of the inner ear with vertigo and at times hearing loss. This is typically short-lived. However... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jonathan Owens
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 36 years experience
Not necessarily: Antibiotics play a large role in the medical treatment of chronic sinusitis, but other medicines also used. Nasal steroids and, at times, oral steroi... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jonathan Owens
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 36 years experience
See an ENT: There are many potential reasons for your problem, some of which may respond to medicine while others may require surgery. Your ear needs to be exami... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jonathan Owens
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 36 years experience
Too much done: Four duct cautery is often helpful for very dry eye, but can be too much for those who still have some tear production. Consider returning to doctor ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jonathan Owens
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 36 years experience
Yes: I assume this is a antibody level measured after the pneumococcal vaccine. If so, it means your immune system is not responding to the bacterial prot... Read More
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A 78-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jonathan Owens
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 36 years experience
Tinnitus relief: There are few remedies clearly proven to reduce tinnitus. If hearing loss is sufficient, the use of hearing aids may "mask" the tinnitus sensation. ... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jonathan Owens
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 36 years experience
Yes: If your ear is draining from an infection, however, you may have an external otitis (swimmer's ear) or a perforation in the eardrum. Each of which ar... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jonathan Owens
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 36 years experience
Sinusitis: Thickening of the lining of the sinuses, the mucoperiostium, is CT scan finding indicating inflammation of the sinuses. The ethmoid sinuses are the s... Read More
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jonathan Owens
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 36 years experience
Translation: Smr turbinates-submucous resection of inferior turbinates= procedure to improve nasal obstruction ethmoidectomy, sphenoid, maxillary endoscopy= descr... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Owens
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 36 years experience
Possibly: While it is possible to develop meningitis after mastoid surgery, it is extremely rare. The bone separating the intrcranial cabity feom the mastoid i... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jonathan Owens
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 36 years experience
Sinus infection: The evolution of your symptoms suggests you may be developing a sinus infection. Yours is a typical timeline for development of a sinus infection fol... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Owens
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 36 years experience
Decongestants: Decongestants will shrink the tissue in your nose and eustachian tubes, enabling you to equalize pressure better. I generally recommend to patients t... Read More
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Testimonials
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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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