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    Joanna Cooper

    Joanna A. Cooper, M.D.


    Neurology

     
    (Board Certified)
    Accepting new patients

    Sleep Medicine

     
    (Board Certified)
    Accepting new patients


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    2850 Telegraph Avenue
    Suite 110
    Berkeley, California 94705
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    (510) 204-8140  F (510) 849-0498

    Professional Interests

    Sleep Medicine
    Restless leg syndrome, Sleep apnea, Sleep disordered breathing, Sleep pharmacology

    Neurology
    Botox treatment, Brain death determination, Dizziness and vertigo, Evoked potential studies, Geriatric neurology, Headaches and migraines, Intrathecal baclofen pump trials, Multiple sclerosis, Neck and back pain, Neurological rehabilitation issues, Sleep disorders, Spasticity treatment, Spine disorders, Stroke,
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    Spoken Languages

    Primary:
    English
    Additional:
    Hebrew (Fluent)
    Polish (Basic)

    Community Activities

    Board Member, Regional Center of the East Bay, 1985-1989; Chair, Client Services Committee, Regional Center of the East Bay, 1988-1989; Professional Advisory Committee, Epilepsy League, 1989-1994; Member, Development Council Disability Rights Defense and Education Fund, 1985-1989; Member, Professional Advisory Committee, Multiple Sclerosis Society, Northern California Chapter, 1988-1999; Chair, Professional Advisory Committee, Multiple Sclerosis Society, Northern California Chapter, 1999-2008; Member, Full Inclusion Task Force, Berkeley Unified School District, 1993-1998; Founder and Board Member, Maya Music Therapy Fund, 1989-Present; Chair of Board of Directors Maya Music Therapy Fund, 2004-Present; Member, National Council of Clinical Advisory Committee Chairs, National Multiple Sclerosis Society, 2003-2008

    Personal Interests

    Arts

    Publications

    M. Granat, M. Sharf, A. Cooper - Glucose Intolerance During Pregnancy; I) A Reappraisal of Alleged Screening Criteria, Obstetrics and Gynecology, 53 (2), February, 1979

    A. Cooper, M. Granat, M. Sharf - Glucose Intolerance During Pregnancy; II) A Comparative Study of Diagnostic Screening Methods, Obstetrics and Gynecology, 53 (4), April 1979

    JA Cooper, T. Nakada, R. Knight, R. Friedland - Autosomal Dominant Motor Neuron Degeneration in a Black Family, Annals of Neurology, November 1983

    Knight, R., Cooper, J. - Status Epilepticus Manifesting As Reversible Wernicke's Aphasia, Epilepsia, 27 (3), 1986

    Saphir, R., Kerbavaz, R., Cooper, J., Schiller, N. - Upper Airway Obstruction Following Transesophageal Echocardiography, Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography. Nov-Dec 1997

    Beck, R., Chandler, D., Cole, S., Simon, J., Jacobs L., Kinkel, P., Selhorst, J., Rose, J., Cooper, J., Rice G., Murray, T., Sandrock, A., Interferon B-1A For Early Multiple Sclerosis: Champs Trial Subgroup Analyses., Ann Neurol 2002;51: 481-490

    Multiple Sclerosis: A Practice Guide For Primary Care Providers. A CME Home Study Course - JA Cooper, C. Figuerito, D. Foti, A Lily, D. Mohr, P Werfel. Alta Bates Medical Center and The Northern California Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society

    Multiple Sclerosis: A Practice Guide for Primary Care Providers. A CME Home Study Course, second edition - JA Cooper, E. Waubant, R. Young, D. Blanchard, K. Wharton, P. Werfel. Alta Bates Medical Center and The Northern California Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society

    Cooper, J., Ridley, B - Response of Intrathecal Baclofen Resistance to Dose Reduction. Neurology. 2006; 67 1495-6

    Cooper, J - Troubleshooting for Intrathecal Baclofen Therapy. Touch briefings, US Neurological Disease 2007 Issue II

    Treadaway K, Cutter G, Salter A, Lynch S, Simsarian J, Corboy J, Jeffery D, Cohen B, Mankowski K, Guarnaccia J, Schaeffer L, Kanter R, Brandes D, Kaufman C, Duncan D, Marder E, Allen A, Harney J, Cooper J, Woo D, Stüve O, Racke M, Frohman EM - Factors that influence adherence with disease-modifying therapy in MS. J Neurol. 2009 Apr;256(4):568-76. Epub 2009 Apr 27

    JM Wesson, JA Cooper, LS Jehle, SN Lockhart, K Draney, J Barber - The Functional Index for Living with Multiple Sclerosis: Development and Validation of a New Quality of Life Questionnaire. Multiple Sclerosis. 2009

    Nielsen AS, Miravalle A, Langer-Gould A, Cooper J, Edwards KR, Kinkel RP - Maximally tolerated vs Minimally Effective Dose: the case of rituximab in MS Multiple Sclerosis 2011 Aug 9 [Epub ahead of print]

    Nielsen AS, Miravalle A, Langer-Gould A, Cooper J, Edwards KR, Kinkel RP - Maximally tolerated vs Minimally Effective Dose: the case of rituximab in MS Multiple Sclerosis march 2012 18: 377-278

    Philosophy of Care

    Caring for the health of another person is a privilege. I beleive in individualised but innovative, cutting edge medicine, offering my patients choices and a full partnership in their healthcare decisions. My role is to listen to the concerns, diagnose the problem and inform the patient what her choices are in testing and in treatment interventions. It is the partnership in decision making that makes the relationship with my patients special. Ultimately I respect and support my patient in their chosen treatment path, ensuring that he understands the options and possible outcomes.




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