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Dr. Waseem Barham

Internal Medicine
MI
15 years experience male

About

Bio

I have graduated from the University of Jordan in 2007 and trained in Internal Medicine at Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island/Brown University graduating in 2012. I worked as a Hospitalist between 2012 and 2016 and also helped conduct a few research projects in the field of Cardiac Electropysiology at the University of Colorado. Currently, I am pursuing further training in Cardiac Electrophysiology at Sparrow Hospital/Michigan State University in Lasning, MI.

Specialties
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Internal Medicine

Cardiac Electrophysiology

Cardiology

Licenses

United States: Michigan

Doctor Q&A

63 Answers
19 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Waseem Barham
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
See doctor: These symptoms and lab findings can be manifestations of various illnesses. Your health issue needs a systematic approach and often further testing to... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Waseem Barham
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Cough/Sputum: If you have had a recent upper respiratory infection (past 3 months) and the cough/mucous started afterwards, this could be "post-infectious cough" th... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Waseem Barham
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Bacterial vaginosis: KOH prep can be checked for "clue cells" and if present, that's usually indicative of bacterial vaginosis that is usually characterized by fishy smell... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Waseem Barham
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Not if a vein: Lymph nodes would feel rubbery or hard.. veins would collapse if you press on them. As long as there are no other concerns. If in doubt, have a physic... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Waseem Barham
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Multifactoria: It depends on your spondylosthesis grade, your symptom and performance and the type of sport. It's not a yes/no type of question and therefore consult... Read More
A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Waseem Barham
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Olive oil: I heard from a biochemistry proff one time that heating olive oil will make those benefits diminish for a number of reasons... consider cooking in alt... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Waseem Barham
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Further eval: Your symptoms are concerning and necessitate further medical evaluation with more information, physical exam and very likely some tests. Fluid overloa... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Waseem Barham
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Hydrocortisone cream: Hydrocortisone cream is the only OTC one I am aware of among the steroid family. It's of a low-intermediate potency compared to the clobetasol one whi... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Waseem Barham
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Mild bili elevation: It is slightly elevated. Why did you have it checked to start with? Some benign conditions may cause slight elevation but certainly you need to follow... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Waseem Barham
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Further eval: Needs further eval. Causes can be as simple as anxiety but more significant conditions may present the same way. Your symptoms worth a visit with your... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Waseem Barham
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
? Ileus: Uncertain why but you probably better be checked if having no gas or stools at all. Causes could be functional (ileus) esp. if there has been some inf... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Waseem Barham
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Heart Rate: During sleep, HR in healthy people can even go as low as 30s. As long as asymptomatic, no problem. Upto 100 is normal by definition, however, resting ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Waseem Barham
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Flatulence: Gas (flatulence or bleching) is a nonspecific symptom and could be due to many things- not necessarily an ulcer. If the ulcer turns out the problem, y... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Waseem Barham
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
More info needed: Skin rash is best diagnosed with further history and exam. A picture of the rash can worth a lot. Skin allergies differ in nature, cause and treatment... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Waseem Barham
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
It depends: There are differences and guidelines on choosing. Given the lack of specifics in the question, I recommend to follow your doctor's recommendations esp... Read More
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Waseem Barham
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
It can: A steak, which is basically a piece of muscle, contains very small amount of simple sugars stored and lots of protein that is a structure of many amin... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Waseem Barham
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Perianal abcess: Perianal abcess is likely here- need to see a surgeon for possible drainage.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Waseem Barham
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Skin rash: Need to have them checked; differential diagnosis is wide when it comes to rashes especially without being able to see.
A female asked:
Dr. Waseem Barham
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Vascular disease: You need to be evaluated by a vascular physician who could be either a cardiologist with peripheral vascular sub-specialty or a vascular surgeon. You'... Read More
A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Waseem Barham
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Tachycardia-CM: Sinus tachycardia or PSVT per say should not really affect the integrity of the mitral valve (original or repaired) per se, however, unfixed tachycard... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Waseem Barham
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Depends: It depends on the disability resulting from its symptoms. many patients of who have it report no symptoms at all. Older patient with other structural... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Waseem Barham
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Cardiac EP: It is the science related to studying the physiologic and pathophysiologic electrical impulse generation and conduction in the heart.
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Waseem Barham
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Flank pain: If infection is not the concern (e.g. absence of fever/chills), I suspect a stone. You better have it evaluated sooner before it becomes obstructing y... Read More
A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Waseem Barham
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
External monitor: If symptoms are rather daily, a 24-48 hr Holter monitor is recommended as a start.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Waseem Barham
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Postop complications: I cannot answer for sure as it depends on what they actually did during surgery. Potentially the two can be related as either due to postop complicati... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Waseem Barham
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Spotting: If you think you could be pregnant, thin spotting doesn't preclude pregnancy and I would recommend testing.
A male asked:
Dr. Waseem Barham
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Chest pain: When it comes to chest pain, we ask a lot of questions to start with. Available info here is not enough to make any approximate diagnosis but what goe... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Waseem Barham
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Vertigo/dizziness: Differential diagnosis is wide at this point but the positional part of your description concerns for vertigo. Vertigo can be due to a number of condi... Read More
A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Waseem Barham
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Weight diary: Food is not the only one, how about fluids? Have been drinking more than normal? Are using the same scale? Is the weight increments are significant or... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Waseem Barham
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Acute diarrhea: Symptoms (diarrhea) may last up to 2 weeks. Diarrhea is a defense mechanism of your body trying to expel the pathogen out. Anti-diarrhea agents are no... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Waseem Barham
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
The following: if asking about the technique then refer to this link where it's explained nicely (too long to paste here): https://www.drugs.com/flonase.html If ask... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Waseem Barham
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Blister: Rashes/skin problems are best helped with if the doc could see.. consider adding an image or consult with a physician.
A female asked:
Dr. Waseem Barham
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Picture?: Consider uploading a good quality picture showing the eye open to help you better.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Waseem Barham
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Metformin: Are you on metformin? You may benefit from this medication which is given in some PCOS cases especially with obesity. You need further eval.
A male asked:
Dr. Waseem Barham
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Epithelial cells...: of the skin/mucous membranes then it moves on to the nearby nerve endings to travel through the nerve fibers up to the nerve cell bodies where it hide... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Waseem Barham
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
It depends: Sounds like a long-standing, probably dried, acne. I suppose you couldn't squeeze it out so it stayed there. It depends on how big, deep, and whether ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Waseem Barham
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
RUQ pain: need to rule out gallstone that could be giving you colic- need an US.
A female asked:
Dr. Waseem Barham
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Unspecified Lump: most likely a sebaceous cyst with bruising from pressing- but I won't be able to diagnose for sure without having a look.
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Waseem Barham
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Tachycardia- depends: The big question to us as physicians is whether or not this is truly a normal type of rhythm or something else. First off, further history is most imp... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Waseem Barham
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Need a monitor: To start with, it's common to feel palpitations but actually the problem is in the GI tract. We do not assume this of course. You could have a normal ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Waseem Barham
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Musculoskeletal: Mostly it is muscloskeletal, however, it might be worth having it checked by a primary care provider. Try some simple pain analgesics in the meantime ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Waseem Barham
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Coccyalgia: Tail bone pain- "coccyalgia". I would strongly consider coccygeal bursitis. Exam helps alot confirming and differentiating from other conditions. It's... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Waseem Barham
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Lightheadedness: I am concerned about your symptoms. I do not see your age listed, but regardless, I would recommend see your PCP ASAP or even go to an urgent care if ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Waseem Barham
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Risk factors: Some are: ypertension, alcohol, older age, sleep apnea, diabetes mellitus, hyperthyroidism, valvular heart disease, heart failure, conditions leading ... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Waseem Barham
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Not low: It's within normal as long as you're not having symptoms of low blood pressure such as dizziness or fatigue. I recommend you monitor your BP more ofte... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Waseem Barham
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Non acute: These EKG changes are usually suggestive (not diagnostic) of underlying chronic condition(s) eventually leading to increased atrial pressures. Overtim... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Waseem Barham
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Need eval: 1 cm is the cutoff usually to say concerning or not but be on the safe side. Causes can be a normal variant (i.e. large from previous infection etc.),... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Waseem Barham
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Gallstones: If symptoms present, I strongly recommend to have the gallbladder removed, otherwise either watch for developing pertinent symptoms or you may ask to ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Waseem Barham
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Need more info: Further information are needed to help direct you. I will be happy to see you for an appointment or you may see your health provider as well.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Waseem Barham
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Cold sore: Mode of transmission is not vertical; meaning, it does not get transported to your baby by crossing the placenta.

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This was very helpful. Thanks! Dr Barham thank-you for your professional and very interesting reply thanks for taking the time with all the details too.
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Your answer was very helpful, thanks! Horseback rider w/ previous trauma/falls so that might be it. Thanks!
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank-you Dr Barham grateful to you

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Jordan Faculty of Medicine, Jordan
Graduated 2007MD

Residency

MEMORIAL HOSPITAL OF RHODE ISLAND
Completed 2012

Awards

Ambassador Award, Good Samaritan Hospital
HealthTap Founding Doctor

Affiliations

Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, Lansing, MI
Sparrow Hospital (Lansing, Michigan)

Publications

Effect of radiofrequency energy delivery in proximity to metallic medical device components.
Enhanced Radiofrequency Ablation With Magnetically Directed Metallic Nanoparticles.
Effects of radiofrequency energy delivered through partially insulated metallic catheter tips on myocardial tissue heating and ablation lesion charact...
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