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Dr. Douglas Beall

Radiology
Oklahoma City, OK, India
29 years experience male

Locations

Clinical Radiology of Oklahoma

Edmond, OK

Address

1800 S Renaissance Blvd, Edmond, OK
Directions

Practice website

Fax

4053592491

Musculoskeletal Imaging and Interventional

Oklahoma City, OK

Office

Oklahoma City, OK

About

Bio

Specialty: Musculoskeletal Radiology and Interventional Pain Management

Specialties
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Radiology

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

61 Answers
10 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Beall
29 years experience
Muscle strength: Best way to reduce back pain is to be as light as you can (optimal weight) be as fit as you can (high level of fitness with good core muscle strength)... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Beall
29 years experience
Vit D nec for bones: Vitamin d and calcium are the necessary for bone health and the lack of either can contribute to osteoporosis.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Beall
29 years experience
Usu osteoarthritis: Joints pop when the gas in the joint fluid is pulled out of solution by negative pressure. This can be seen in a normal joint but is seen more often ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Beall
29 years experience
Meniscal tear: A displaces meniscal root means a meniscal tear. Most of the time this requires arthroscopic surgery to repair.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Beall
29 years experience
Almost endless: There are hundreds of different injuries that can happen in regard to the knee ligaments.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Beall
29 years experience
Be careful: You should stay active but try not to do anything that expressly worsens your sciatica. Sciatica is mostly the result of a disc herniation or an annu... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Beall
29 years experience
Medications: There are medications like Acyclovir that can be used to treat shingles in the acute phase or right before the skin lesions appear. Medications like ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Douglas Beall
29 years experience
No: No, try conservative therapy (nsaids, physical therapy, etc) first. If that doesn't help an epidural steroid injection would likely help for a while.... Read More
A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Douglas Beall
29 years experience
Liver cysts: Liver cysts are the probable cause. These are common and are also seen in patients with polycystic liver disease.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Beall
29 years experience
Chronic irritation: Radiation injures the tissues and any type of injury that causes chronic inflammation or irritation can predispose the tissue to cancer. Osteosarcoma... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Beall
29 years experience
Multiple issues: Nabothian cysts are normal as is (probably) the rt ovarian cyst. The uterine polyp is more worrisome and should be followed (with ultrasound) to make... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Douglas Beall
29 years experience
Yes: Yes, a ct is very good for this.
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Douglas Beall
29 years experience
Conserv care first: He has sciatica. The best approach to is a conservative approach involving core muscle strengthening and the use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory ... Read More
A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Douglas Beall
29 years experience
Yes: The vast majority of the fractures are visable on ct or MRI (even x-ray) after they heal.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Beall
29 years experience
Back: Most of the time pain in this region is from your back, not the kidney.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Beall
29 years experience
Complex answer: Best way to reduce back pain is to be as light as you can (optimal weight) be as fit as you can (high level of fitness with good core muscle strength)... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Beall
29 years experience
Prob meniscal tear: Check your MRI results. This is probably the result of a meniscal tear.
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Beall
29 years experience
Bad sign: Generally discoid menisci are treated early in life. It is likely you have prominent arthritis that has developed after the meniscus surgery.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Beall
29 years experience
NSAI's: Sciatica is not normal but will commonly go away with conservative treatment including rest and analgesic pain medications such as non steroidal anti-... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Douglas Beall
29 years experience
Need a consultation: This pain can be originating from the spine or surrounding areas such as the kidneys. Given the severe nature of the pain, a consultation and likely ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Beall
29 years experience
Yes: Yes, sometimes the appendix cannot be identified on a ct scan of the abdomen.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Beall
29 years experience
Yes: Your doctor is correct and it is normal to see veins on ultrasound.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Beall
29 years experience
Yes, but not usually: Usually pain in the tailbone is from a degenerated l5-s1 intervertebral disc rather than the coccyx itself. A fall on one's backside can injure the c... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Beall
29 years experience
Vascular constrict'n: When you are cold the body shunts blood flow away from the extremities and into the central portion of the body to keep the body warm. This causes nu... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Beall
29 years experience
Mostly yes: It depends on the severity of the venous disease and the presence/absence of other comorbidities but most of the time knee replacement surgery is safe... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Beall
29 years experience
Don't hurt it more: Not necessarily. It is important to maintain a good level of activity but the presence of sciatic is usually an indication of an injury to the discs ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Beall
29 years experience
Degenerative changes: This is most likely from degenerative disc disease or degenerative arthritis of the facet joints. Some degree of pain is normal but if it significantl... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Beall
29 years experience
No: No, and a workout can be refreshing when you are not as alert as you normally are. A word of caution is that when you are tired or sleepy you can be ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Beall
29 years experience
Yes: Anti-inflammatory medications are good to take for this. Most likely this is pain referred from your neck.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Beall
29 years experience
Yes: It is a good start. If you have back pain at 31 you likely have premature degenerative disc disease. See an interventional pain management physician... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Beall
29 years experience
Yes: This usually indicates a meniscal tear. This can be fixed with arthroscopic surgery.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Beall
29 years experience
Fitness: Best way to reduce back pain is to be as light as you can (optimal weight) be as fit as you can (high level of fitness with good core muscle strength)... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Beall
29 years experience
Need additional eval: Sciatica is mostly caused by disc pathology such as a herniation or an annular tear. When sciatica becomes refractory and lasts more than 6 weeks des... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Beall
29 years experience
Joint fluid: The gas present in joint fluid is pulled out of solution by stress and makes a popping sound. This is normal.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Beall
29 years experience
No narcotics: Although the Codeine helps with pain, the effectiveness will decrease over time as you build up a tolerance to the medication. It is also addictive a... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Beall
29 years experience
Either: Both can be effective but the efficacy varies according to the person. Try both and see which one works best for you.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Beall
29 years experience
Likey the back: Pain in the upper back is likely the spine itself rather than the lungs. You can have infections of the lungs that can give you back pain but this is... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Douglas Beall
29 years experience
Possibly: An MRI is the single best test to evaluate the brain. This may be indicated.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Beall
29 years experience
Conservative therapy: Conservative treatment is the first step. A combination of core muscle strengthening, intermittent and as needed use of anti-inflammatory medications... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Beall
29 years experience
Conservative first: Conservative treatment is the first step. A combination of core muscle strengthening, intermittent and as needed use of anti-inflammatory medications... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Beall
29 years experience
Different tests: These may be seen with x-ray although ultrasound and ct are better tests for detecting them.
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Beall
29 years experience
Yes, concern: Concern because of pain. This is probably post-op scarring vs a painful nonencapsulated lipoma. If it causes persistent and significant pain and limi... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Beall
29 years experience
Yes: It will tell the difference between a fracture and an inflammatory etiology of another cause.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Beall
29 years experience
Yes: Sometimes the pain increases with inversion then will decrease but inversion does not work for everyone and it can continue to be painful. Best way... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Beall
29 years experience
Fitness: Best way to reduce back pain is to be as light as you can (optimal weight) be as fit as you can (high level of fitness with good core muscle strength)... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Beall
29 years experience
No: The bed you sleep in should be comfortable. A bed will not cause persistent back pain beyond muscular pain.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Beall
29 years experience
CT: For most things, a ct of the abdomen and pelvis with oral and IV contrast is better.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Beall
29 years experience
Many: Vitamin d deficiency has been shown to be found in association with osteoporosis, cardiovascular disease, cognitive impairment and asthma.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Beall
29 years experience
Blighted ovum: Most likely this is what is called a blighted ovum. This needs to be followed to confirm resolution or that it is indeed a viable pregnancy.

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Testimonials
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Beall is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Beall is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
Thanks for your quick reply! Is there anything I can do to prevent the arthritis from getting worse.to delay partial knee replacement. 9 w
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Unfortunately you were correct. I had a d & c performed yesterday. Tks
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you! Will try alternatives, and I take the one without codiene.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Georgetown University School of Medicine, DC
Graduated 1993MD

Residency

JOHNS HOPKINS HOSPITAL, THE

Awards

Top Doctor, Second Place, Oklahoma City, OK - Winter
2013
Most Influential, Third Place, Oklahoma City, OK - Winter
2013
Thought Leader, Third Place, Oklahoma City, OK - Winter
2013
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