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Dr. Joseph Oommen

Neurology
BEAUMONT, TX
21 years experience male

About

Bio

Whether it is medical students, residents or patients, I have a passion for teaching. I served as Student Clerkship Director and Residency Program Director for several years at UTMB. Currently, I work in a private practice setting in Beaumont, Texas.

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Neurology

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

11 Answers
4 Agrees
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Oommen
Neurology 21 years experience
Risk factors: There are no warnings for a first time seizure. There are risk factors: difficult or complicated maternal labor, low apgar scores at birth, febrile seizures as a child, meningitis, encephalitis, head injury with loss of consciousness or loss of memory to name a few. Auras are commonly viewed as a warning that a seizure is about to happen. In fact they are actually simple partial seizures.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Oommen
Neurology 21 years experience
Migraine Strategy: Determine any environmental triggers and work toward eliminating them. Optimize your internal environment with good nutrition and stress reduction. Medications are effective. If you have more than 2 disabling headache days per month take a preventative medication daily (anti-convulsant, anti-hypertensive, anti-depressant) and use a triptan as needed.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Oommen
Neurology 21 years experience
Use of Levels: Ultimately, the level of a medication does not matter. The right level is the level which does not cause side effects and which effectively controls seizures. I periodically check levels in patients. Knowing what level establishes seizure control in your particular case is useful in case seizure control deteriorates in the future.

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Oommen is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Oommen is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, OK
Graduated 2000MD
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