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Dr. Ayman Omar

Neurology
Springfield, IL
male

Locations

Office

Springfield, IL

Address

3309 Robbins Rd, Springfield, IL, US
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 9:00am - 1:00pm
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Insurances accepted

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois

About

Bio

Dr. Omar is a US Board-Certified Neurologist and Neurological Oncologist. He also has subspecialized training in Endovascular Neurosurgery from the University of Oxford. Dr. Omar's main area of interest is the development of innovative approaches for the management of brain and spinal cord malignancies. He has a unique set of skills that spans across the various disciplines of Neurosciences. He received training in Endovascular Neurosurgery (University of Oxford), Neurological Oncology (University of Toronto), Neurology (University of Missouri - Columbia), Epilepsy / Epilepsy surgery evaluations, EEG, intraoperative monitoring, subdural grids and depth electrode interpretation (Cleveland Clinic Foundation) and Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience (PhD, University of Ottawa).

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Neurology

Internal Medicine

Medical Oncology

Neurosurgery

Licenses

United States: Illinois, Indiana, Missouri

Languages spoken

Arabic

Doctor Q&A

104 Answers
12 Agrees
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ayman Omar
Specializes in Neurology
Criteria for MS: Hi JeriS, Typically symptoms related to MS are on one side of the body but can be both sides as well occasionally. The symptoms typically go away foll... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ayman Omar
Specializes in Neurology
Kidney Function: Cockcroft-Gault is a formula used to determine how well your kidneys function. It is expressed as a Creatinine Clearance in ml/min and is adjusted for... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Ayman Omar
Specializes in Neurology
Antidepressant: Amitriptylline can also be used as an antidepressant. Check with your Dr. to see if he/she can adjust the dose to work for both sciatica and low mood.
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ayman Omar
Specializes in Neurology
Yes: I'm assuming you are talking about the tablet not the powder form. If so, the tablets are scored so yes you can cut it in half. Half of it is gone fro... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ayman Omar
Specializes in Neurology
Many reasons: Many reasons but one possibility are pudendal neuralgia. You can read an article on pudendal neuralgia here: https://www.facebook.com/braintumorexpert... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ayman Omar
Specializes in Neurology
Acne: Hi, There are several commercially available products but generally, good skin hygiene includes washing frequently with a mild soap and drying. Ointme... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ayman Omar
Specializes in Neurology
Not sure: We don't normally describe the kidneys as "bulky" or not bulky. It could simply mean that one kidney is larger than the other in which case in and of ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Ayman Omar
Specializes in Neurology
Depends: Depends on where and what is involved/size etc. Also other comorbidities/age, etc.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ayman Omar
Specializes in Neurology
Pharmacist: You may find several over the counter options. You might want to ask a local pharmacist.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ayman Omar
Specializes in Neurology
Cavity: The uterine cavity itself can be split in the middle (Didelphic), septum or partitioned in its top segment (septate) or with two elevations over the ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ayman Omar
Specializes in Neurology
Yes: rhonchi are caused by a blockage in the airways or fluid in the bronchial passageway so yes asthma and less commonly common cold can be associated wit... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ayman Omar
Specializes in Neurology
Possible BPV: In general, people refer to dizziness when they feel either lightheaded or have a spinning sensation better known as vertigo. If the dizzy spell is tr... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ayman Omar
Specializes in Neurology
Allergy: Hi SolmazN Some people can have difficulty swallowing with an allergic reaction especially if you have hives as well. You may want to a) Get checked b... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ayman Omar
Specializes in Neurology
Many: Many infections but generally those related to protozoa (such as amebiasis, cryptosporidiosis, giardiasis, microsporidiosis), parasites (such as schis... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
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Specializes in Neurology
Evaluation: Would highly recommend an evaluation ideally by a Neurologist
A 37-year-old female asked:
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Specializes in Neurology
Touching: Just touching the fluid around the cord ... getting close but not putting pressure on the cord itself ... usually a disc that's bulged far enough to b... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Ayman Omar
Specializes in Neurology
Intestine: Part of the intestine lacking the normal peristaltic movement that helps push digested food along the gastrointestinal tract.
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ayman Omar
Specializes in Neurology
Need to go back: Hi KaiO, Could be bleeding from the catheter site. You need to go back as soon as possible and talk to your doctor. Not sure why you have the chest pa... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
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Specializes in Neurology
Not Diagnostic : T2 prolongation is just a signal change which could be due to any number of reasons but commonly is due to a small stroke or small vessel disease. If ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Ayman Omar
Specializes in Neurology
Nonspecific: Some people get flu-like symptoms, mild fever, swollen lymph nodes, muscle aches and pains then it subsides and can become without symptoms for years ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Ayman Omar
Specializes in Neurology
ER: Best to get evaluated at the closest emergency room. Occasionally, bleeds or neck injury can happen even with minimal trauma.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ayman Omar
Specializes in Neurology
Many causes: Lightheadedness has many causes. Impossible to tell exactly without a full assessment. Some possible causes include low blood sugar, low blood pressur... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ayman Omar
Specializes in Neurology
Many causes: Hi AnasuyaD, There are many reasons for a drop in WBC count but the common ones are infections especially severe (also HIV), immune problems such as l... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ayman Omar
Specializes in Neurology
EEG: Medications can have an effect on EEG results. In addition, excessive smoking/weed etc can potentially trigger a seizure which can alter the EEG. EEGs... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Ayman Omar
Specializes in Neurology
Maybe not: Probably best to cover it with a loose bandage and allow it to heal on its own. This is particularly true if you have underlying diabetes, cancer or t... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ayman Omar
Specializes in Neurology
Varies: Usually a few weeks but sometimes faster and sometimes slower and potentially with some residual deficits.
A member asked:
Dr. Ayman Omar
Specializes in Neurology
Diet: Watch your diet. Fatty foods are known to worsen symptoms. Other causes may be worsening of a hiatal hernia, weight gain, pregnancy, alcohol, smoking,... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Ayman Omar
Specializes in Neurology
Many causes: Hi LMichel, Seems that your periods are irregular as opposed to having stopped. Typically we get concerned if you haven't had them for 3 months or mor... Read More
A 68-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ayman Omar
Specializes in Neurology
Headache: Hi ChantelleH, A migraine is a type of headache. Usually it is on one side of the head, moderate to severe, throbbing and sometimes associated with se... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Ayman Omar
Specializes in Neurology
Assessment: There are many effective options for migraines. However, each individual is different. Would be happy to assess and prescribe treatment if needed.
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ayman Omar
Specializes in Neurology
Not usually: If it was applied to the outside part of the ear, then usually no. There is an ear drum that separates the outer ear from the middle ear and the eusta... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ayman Omar
Specializes in Neurology
Chest wall: Could be inflammation of the chest wall or the lining surrounding the lungs (pleurisy). Chest pain can also be due to heart-related conditions but doe... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ayman Omar
Specializes in Neurology
Spasm: Cough has many causes but common reasons would be a bout of upper respiratory tract infection. Reported coughing can cause neck muscle spasms leading ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ayman Omar
Specializes in Neurology
Anything: Anything is possible. However if it was "embolism" (I.m assuming you are referring to pulmonary embolism) then likely you would have other symptoms su... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ayman Omar
Specializes in Neurology
More needed: Dietary supplements and vitamins can help but more importantly you need to find out WHY you are anemic. There are many reasons for anemia such as iron... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ayman Omar
Specializes in Neurology
Assessment: Need to be assessed to determine what and why this is happening. It depends on whether this is a new problem or an old problem, the results of the neu... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ayman Omar
Specializes in Neurology
Seems OK: Some people have gastroesophageal reflux disease and can have similar symptoms. Otherwise perhaps mild inflammation of the stomach lining. Your doctor... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ayman Omar
Specializes in Neurology
Migraine: Have you had migraines in the past? If so, could be a migraine as they tend to get worse with activity. However, without complete assessment, it may ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Ayman Omar
Specializes in Neurology
Not necessarily: Hi TKnox, Perianal tingling can happen as a result of nerve root compression in the sacral spine which is slightly lower than the level you describe h... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Ayman Omar
Specializes in Neurology
Many causes: Hi JulienC, There are many causes for headaches. Your doctor will need to ask you questions to understand what is going on better and examine you. Hea... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ayman Omar
Specializes in Neurology
Low: If you play video games for hours and never had issues then chances are slim.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ayman Omar
Specializes in Neurology
Possibly related: Hi Kkovac4 They could possibly be related. This sounds like what we call "radicular pain" meaning it could be originating from the thoracic nerve root... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ayman Omar
Specializes in Neurology
Maybe: Theoretically yes ... in some cases it can cause arterial dissection or tear of the vessel wall which leads to stroke
A male asked:
Dr. Ayman Omar
Specializes in Neurology
Calories: Increasing caloric intake above demands. Maintain a healthy diet. Consider multivitamins daily, drink plenty of fluids and exercise moderately. Also a... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Ayman Omar
Specializes in Neurology
Very rare: No method is 100%. Jadelle is very effective but not fool-proof.
A female asked:
Dr. Ayman Omar
Specializes in Neurology
Yes: Yes, it depends where the problem is, how long since the injury or disease process started and what is being tested on the NCS/EMG
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ayman Omar
Specializes in Neurology
Yes: Hormone levels such as DHT, DHEA, etc. can be sent off for testing. You may need a virtual appointment or an appointment with your doctor to see if th... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Ayman Omar
Specializes in Neurology
Moderation: Hi JPappas, That depends on whether there was any structural damage or any seizures as a result. If there weren't then it would be OK provided that it... Read More

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This was very helpful. Thanks! I have had numbness in left hand with nerve pain/tingling in my arm for over 2 months. Dr had me do EMG and results were normal. My reaction was concern that I will li...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! hi Dr Omar ...WOW that was the quickest answer i may call guiness book of records! thank you very much for your kind professional advice much appreciated from England UK
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Thank you very much for answering my question. It's just another piece of many in complicated puzzle I'm putting together. I will actually be making an appointment with a LLMD in the near future.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine, ON
Graduated 2002MD

Residency

UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI HEALTH CARE

Residency

UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI HEALTH CARE

Awards

Medical Innovator Award
Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) National Fellowship Award
Prize for outstanding achievement, Ottawa Hospital Foundation

Affiliations

society for neurooncology
American Medical Association
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