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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Timothy B Mapstone
(405) 271-4912
1000 N Lincoln Blvd
Oklahoma City, OK
Specialty
Neurosurgery

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Scott Courtney Robertson, MD
(405) 737-0203
2817 Parklawn Dr Ste 4
Midwest City, OK
Specialties
Neurological Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1992
Hospital
Hospital: Midwest City Regional Hospital, Midwest City, Ok
Group Practice: Midwest Neurosurgery

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John R Smithson Jr, MD
(918) 335-0074
226 SE Debell Ave Bldg A
Bartlesville, OK
Specialties
Neurological Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1976

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David Gerald Malone, MD
(918) 749-0762
1919 S Wheeling Ave Ste 600
Tulsa, OK
Specialties
Neurological Surgery, General Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ks Sch Of Med, Kansas City Ks 66103
Graduation Year: 1986

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Dr.Marc Lenaerts
(405) 271-3635
711 Stanton L Young Boulevard #215
Oklahoma City, OK
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ De LEtat A Liege, Fac De Med, Liege
Year of Graduation: 1989
Speciality
Neurologist
General Information
Hospital: Ou Medical Center
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Germaine L Odenheimer, MD
(803) 776-4000
825 NE 10th St Ste 4500
Oklahoma City, OK
Specialties
Neurology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In Shreveport, Shreveport La 71130
Graduation Year: 1980

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Ellen E Hope, MD
(405) 270-0500
1110 N Classen Blvd Ste 304
Oklahoma City, OK
Specialties
Neurology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1979
Hospital
Hospital: St Anthony Hospital, Oklahoma City, Ok; Bone & Joint Hosp, Oklahoma City, Ok
Group Practice: Physical Medicine & Rehab

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Dr.Jay K. Johnson
(918) 743-2882
Ste 450, 7134 South Yale Avenue
Tulsa, OK
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Ok State Univ, Coll Of Osteo Med, Tulsa
Year of Graduation: 1985
Speciality
Neurologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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3.1, out of 5 based on 6, reviews.

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Ronald Edward Woosley, MD
(918) 491-7491
7702 E 91st St Ste 220
Tulsa, OK
Specialties
Neurological Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ky Coll Of Med, Lexington Ky 40536
Graduation Year: 1968
Hospital
Hospital: Comanche County Mem Hosp, Lawton, Ok
Group Practice: Southern Plains Medical Center

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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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