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Dr. Randy Oppenheimer

Primary Care, ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
CA
39 years experience male

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Specialties
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ENT and Head and Neck Surgery

Licenses

United States: Arizona, California

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

53 Answers
6 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randy Oppenheimer
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 39 years experience
Dental infection: You most likely have a dental infection and should see a dentist.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Oppenheimer
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 39 years experience
Nose bleed: This is most likely due to dryness of your nasal tissues. You didn't specify what kind of nasal spray you used. Saline spray prior to going to sleep... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randy Oppenheimer
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 39 years experience
BPPV: Yes it can recur intermittently , without any specific reason.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Oppenheimer
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 39 years experience
Thyroid nodules: That is a fairly large nodule and if you are in good health, it should most likely be removed. If the biopsy is positive for cancer the whole gland sh... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Oppenheimer
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 39 years experience
Ear pain: There are a number of things that cause ear pain. Without more information it is best you see a medical professional to look in your ear.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Oppenheimer
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 39 years experience
It's possible there may have been an injury to the branch of the facial nerve that moves your eyebrow. It could take 3-6 months to recover. There's ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Oppenheimer
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 39 years experience
ETD: Probably what you have is eustachian tube dysfunction (ETD). Can happen after a sinus infection or even due to pregnancy. It will most likely resolve ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Oppenheimer
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 39 years experience
Ear canal abrasion: Unless you are on blood thinners it should heal itself. just don't mess with it and avoid singing. Keep your ear dry for a few days, don't get water i... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Randy Oppenheimer
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 39 years experience
Neti pot: Good question, probably not. Theoretically could cause more of a spread down into your respiratory tract. If you do it regularly for sinus issues you ... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randy Oppenheimer
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 39 years experience
Tonsils: The tonsils are attached to the muscles in the back of the throat, so you may see them move with swallowing.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Oppenheimer
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 39 years experience
It certainly could have been viral. As long as the ear cleared up and you overall feel better give it some more time to completely resolve.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Oppenheimer
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 39 years experience
Sinusitis: Your description sounds like sinusitis. You should schedule a telemedicine appointment or see a primary care doctor as you may need antibiotics.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Oppenheimer
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 39 years experience
Tonsils: Most likely they are normal tonsils. Should have your throat examined by a primary care doctor.
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randy Oppenheimer
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 39 years experience
Cheek swelling: Cheek swelling can be due to different things. You haven't listed any other symptoms other than the swelling. It would be best to see your primary do... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Oppenheimer
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 39 years experience
Broken Jaw: It is very possible you have a broken jaw. You should go to an emergency room or urgent care to have an X-ray taken.
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randy Oppenheimer
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 39 years experience
ItIs most likely a small lymph node. These do arise in the area of the mastoid bone if it gets swollen and red it could be fighting some type of infec... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Oppenheimer
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 39 years experience
Tonsil tag: You probably have a small tag of excess tonsil tissue. If it bleeds it can be cauterized in the office. I recommend seeing an ENT doctor for further ... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randy Oppenheimer
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 39 years experience
Cough: Your description sounds more like it is anxiety related, rather than anything physically wrong.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Oppenheimer
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 39 years experience
Blocked nose: You may have a blockage inside your nose causing the problem such as a deviated septum. You need to see an ENT specialist to have your nose evaluat... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randy Oppenheimer
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 39 years experience
Sore Throat: Hard to determine from your note if it is a viral or bacterial etiology. If the pain is not improving you should see a primary care provider or go to... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randy Oppenheimer
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 39 years experience
Black heads: Blackheads are from impacted oil glands in your skin. If the pain resolved there should not be any issues. If you are concerned you should see the s... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Oppenheimer
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 39 years experience
Tonsilliths: �The best treatment for tonsil stones (tonsillitis) if they are symptomatic is to have the tonsils surgically removed. There is no good medical thera... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randy Oppenheimer
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 39 years experience
Hearing loss: Depends on other issues like if you've had a cold recently. If you've had no related illness you should go have your ears looked at by a medical prac... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Oppenheimer
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 39 years experience
Tonsil stones: If it’s sore you could have a tonsil abscess ( infection in the tonsil) . If it is not sore it may be a normal variant with stones in it. . You should... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Oppenheimer
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 39 years experience
Sore throat: You may have a strep or other type of bacterial throat infection. Could also be other things. You should be seen by a primary doctor who may take a th... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Oppenheimer
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 39 years experience
Pink Saliva: You could be irritating some small blood vessels in your throat by forceful clearing. You should see an ENT doctor to have a throat examination.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Oppenheimer
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 39 years experience
Cough: You don't state your age, but a chronic cough can be due to a number of things. If you are not a smoker, could be due to allergy, sinus drainage, or ... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Oppenheimer
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 39 years experience
Carotid artery: It is normal to see pulsations in your throat at times. There are branches of the carotid artery that are in the tissue in the back of the throat.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Oppenheimer
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 39 years experience
If you are not having problems with sore throat and swallowing them it is probably normal for you.
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Oppenheimer
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 39 years experience
You most likely have a tonsillith which is a collection of old food/debri in the tonsillar crypts. It is not an infection. Sometimes gargling with ... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randy Oppenheimer
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 39 years experience
Hemifacial spasm.: Hemifacial spasm is an uncommon problems and it sounds like you already have knowledge of the treatments . If you haven't already, you should see a... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Oppenheimer
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 39 years experience
Sore tongue: Without other information it is possible you are chewing or biting your tongue while you sleep.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Oppenheimer
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 39 years experience
Earache: Could be a mild external ear infection. You should get some "Swim Ear" drops at the pharmacy. These drops will dry up any excess water in the canal.
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randy Oppenheimer
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 39 years experience
Tinnitus: What you hear is not uncommon. Your main artery which carries blood to your brain goes thru your inner ear. You are basically hearing your pulse. So... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randy Oppenheimer
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 39 years experience
Reflux: This does not sound like a viral problem. Your symptoms are consistent with acid reflux.
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randy Oppenheimer
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 39 years experience
Skin infection: Difficult to ascertain with the information given. Could be anything from a pimple to an abscess. You should have it evaluated with telemedicine or a... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randy Oppenheimer
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 39 years experience
PND: You may have allergies causing the PND. The saline should be helping and won't reduce the effectiveness of the flonase. You should see an ENT doctor ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Oppenheimer
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 39 years experience
Post nasal drip: The Pnd is probably not related.
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Oppenheimer
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 39 years experience
Epistaxis: Depending on your age, there are a few things that can contribute to nosebleeds, trauma from picking, nasal dryness, high blood pressure and blood th... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randy Oppenheimer
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 39 years experience
Yes: Your description sounds like a normal variant of the tongue and surrounding structures.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Oppenheimer
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 39 years experience
Laryngitis: It certainly sounds like a form of laryngitis. Are you a professional singer? You could have inflammation around your voice box. This usually resolv... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Oppenheimer
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 39 years experience
Salivary cyst: It is most likely a benign salivary cyst. They can get bigger when they fill with fluid. If it bothers your you should have it evaluated by an ENT do... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randy Oppenheimer
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 39 years experience
Tinnitus: You should have a hearing test and be seen by an ENT doctor. It is possible your TMJ (jaw joint) could be causing the tinnitus issue.
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Oppenheimer
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 39 years experience
GERD : Are you taking something for the GERD? It could be other things. You should see an ENT doctor for a good evaluation of your throat.

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This was very helpful. Thanks! I have visited an etn doctor for another reason 2 months ago. He didn't notice something. It s common to happen something like that?? Thank u very much
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Your answer was very helpful, thanks! Thank you very much. In New Orleans but will contact them for referral
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Your answer made me feel good, thanks! Thank you! I feel a lot better knowing it is nothing to worry about!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Illinois College of Medicine, IL
Graduated 1983MD

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