MS Specialist Okmulgee OK

MS affects the brain and the central nervous system (CNS), and the CNS pretty much controls everything we say, do, feel, see, and think. With MS, the immune system goes haywire and begins attacking the healthy insulating tissue (myelin) that protects the axons in the brain.

Joe B Speer
(918) 758-1910
100 W 7th St
Okmulgee, OK
Specialty
Neurology

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Paul Christopher Francel, MD
(405) 424-5634
3048 SW 89th St Ste C
Oklahoma City, OK
Specialties
Neurological Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Chicago, Pritzker Sch Of Med, Chicago Il 60637
Graduation Year: 1989
Hospital
Hospital: Presbyterian Hospital, Oklahoma City, Ok; Veterans Affairs Med Ctr, Oklahoma City, Ok
Group Practice: O U Health Sciences Neurosurgy

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Farhat Husain, MD
(405) 329-0121
PO Box Hi
Norman, OK
Specialties
Neurology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Dow Med Coll, Univ Of Karachi, Karachi, Pakistan
Graduation Year: 1973
Hospital
Hospital: Stillwater Med Ctr, Stillwater, Ok
Group Practice: Norman Clinic Inc

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Harvey A Drapkin, DO
(405) 680-2179
2129 SW 59th St
Oklahoma City, OK
Specialties
Neurology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Hlth Sci, Coll Of Osteo Med, Kansas City Mo 64124
Graduation Year: 1970

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Dr.Julie Parke
(405) 271-3635
711 Stanton L Young Boulevard #215
Oklahoma City, OK
Gender
F
Education
Medical School: Baylor Coll Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1977
Speciality
Neurologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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3.5, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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Glenn Williams Schoenhals
(405) 748-3300
4120 W Memorial Rd
Oklahoma City, OK
Specialty
Neurosurgery

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Ernest Gregor Warner, MD
(405) 945-4285
Edmond, OK
Specialties
Neurology, Physical Medicine And Rehabilitation
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 1955
Hospital
Hospital: Integris Baptist Med Ctr, Oklahoma City, Ok; Deaconess Hosp, Oklahoma City, Ok
Group Practice: Neurology Clinic

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Christopher M Bouvette, MD
(405) 844-6595
4120 W Memorial Rd St 118
Edmond, OK
Specialties
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Clinical Neurophysiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Louisville Sch Of Med, Louisville Ky 40202
Graduation Year: 1991
Hospital
Hospital: Mercy Health Center, Oklahoma City, Ok
Group Practice: Oklahoma Spine Sports & Rehab

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James Russell Couch Jr, MD
(405) 271-4113
711 Stanton L Young Blvd Ste 215
Oklahoma City, OK
Specialties
Neurology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Baylor Coll Of Med, Houston Tx 77030
Graduation Year: 1965
Hospital
Hospital: Presbyterian Hospital, Oklahoma City, Ok; University Hospital, Oklahoma City, Ok
Group Practice: University Neurologists

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James E Wenzl
(405) 271-4409
940 Ne 13th St
Oklahoma City, OK
Specialty
Neurology

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Inside MS

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By Michelle Theall

Ask 10 different people with multiple sclerosis (MS) what the disease feels like and you will likely get 10 different answers. It’s a bit like the story of the blind man and the elephant. When the man feels the elephant’s trunk, he believes he has touched a snake. He holds the tusk and envisions a pointy marble spire. As he places his hands on the elephant’s foot, he describes a giant tree trunk. In a way, MS is like that elephant. Those touched by it never know how it will feel, even though each rough patch is part of the same animal. Depending on where the attack occurs and how severe the scarring, this progressive autoimmune disease may manifest as numbness, paralysis, memory and cognitive function problems, blindness, bowel and bladder issues, fatigue, muscle spasms, painful sensations, and a host of other unpleasant symptoms.

I have MS, and it often feels like I’m sprinting underwater with someone sitting on my shoulders—off-balance, impenetrable, and weighty. At other times, it presents itself as relentless vibrations coursing through my feet, hands, arms, and face. After three years with this disease, I’m still not sure how it will announce itself on a given day, but its presence is undeniable.

Getting to Know the Elephant
How can MS vary so much within and between individuals? MS affects the brain and the central nervous system (CNS), and the CNS pretty much controls everything we say, do, feel, see, and think. With MS, the immune system goes haywire and begins attacking the healthy insulating tissue (myelin) that protects the axons in the brain. In my case, the misdirected siege caused nine or so plaques (scarred spots) in various areas of my brain. Since different sections of the brain handle different functions, any activity can be affected, depending on where the scars hit. It’s as if MS were a bolt of lightening striking the circuit breaker box in your home—some of the wires might get fried, others remain untouched. The fridge still works, but the surge erased last night’s episode of Desperate Housewives from your TiVo. When MS strikes it might cause balance or coordination problems one day; another day it may affect your memory or your vision; a month later, you may temporarily (or permanently) lose the use of your legs.

Almost 500,000 people nationwide have MS. In fact, a new person is diagnosed every hour. No one really knows what causes it, but theories abound. Some researchers suggest that a common virus like measles or herpes or even the flu may be responsible; others say a person can be born with a genetic predisposition to react to something in the environment, which will trigger an autoimmune response.

In searching for a cause and a cure, researchers look for common denominators among patient groups—and more than a few exist. This is what they know: MS strikes twice as many women as men; it prefers Caucasians between the ages of 20 and 40; it is more prevalent in geographic areas above 40 degr...

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