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It’s All In My Head

Are pregnant women more likely to develop Bell’s palsy?

Are pregnant women more likely to develop Bell’s palsy? Answer: As a reminder, Bell’s palsy is caused by dysfunction of the facial nerve (also known as cranial nerve VII). This leads to paralysis of face and other muscles that receive signals from that nerve. One study shows that pregnant women are 3x more likely to […]

“It’s Intentional”

“From where we stand, the rain seems random. If we could stand somewhere else, we would see the order in it.” -Jim Chee in Coyote Waits by Tony Hillerman I hate small talk. I mean I really, really hate it. The other guy doesn’t actually care if I’m here on business. And I don’t want […]


“She made broken look beautiful and strong look invincible. She walked with the Universe on her shoulders and it look like a pair of wings.” – Ariana Dancu Has a thought ever peeked around the curtain of your subconscious long enough for you to know it should stay there? But before your ego could suppress […]

“Book Cover”

“Who are you to judge the life I live? I know I’m not perfect-and I don’t live to be-but before you start pointing fingers…make sure your hands are clean!” – Bob Marley In high school, I didn’t become popular until my junior year. I know, I know…hard to believe, right? LOL… No really…most students felt […]

“Heartbreak Hotel”

“Give sorrow words. The grief that does not speak/ Whisper the o’er-fraught heart and bids it break.” -Malcolm in Macbeth by William Shakespeare Many people don’t know you can literally die from a broken heart. I will never forget a case during my intern year at Cooper Green Hospital. There was a mother admitted for […]

“I AM”

“When I discover who I am, I’ll be free.” -Ralph Ellison Invisible Man If someone asks you “who are you,” how would you respond? It’s kind of like the dreaded interview lead-in, “tell me about yourself.” During this open-ended discourse, the respondent often constructs his or her answer in order to appease the questioner. I […]


Illustration by Daniel Zender “It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light.” -Aristotle Onassis In college, I could never study in the library. Besides having uncomfortable chairs, it was just too quiet. Even now, while charting, it helps me to have some background noise. My preference is to type […]


“Vision without execution is a hallucination.” -Thomas Edison Jean-Michel Basquiat (American, 1960–1988). Untitled, 1982. Acrylic, spray paint, and oil stick on canvas Once I had a 90-something year old patient brought in by her granddaughter for evaluation after she kept hearing a threatening man yelling outside her window. After some investigation, the family discovered there […]

“For Stephanie”

“The elephant does not limp while walking on thorns.” -Ethiopian Proverb On July 2nd, this world lost a valuable person. She w   as my friend, sorority sister, and colleague. She loved her family, served her community and treated patients with dignity and respect. Throughout her health journey from diagnosis to transition, she continued witnessing […]

A Long-Distance Relationship

“A platform does not make you…it only reveals you.” -Pastor John Gray Absolute statements can be dangerous. Long distance relationships NEVER work. Once the haze of absence-made affection dissolves, the reality remains that the immediate needs of both partners are often left unmet. Many feel these couples become arrested in the so-called “honeymoon” phase. Always […]

About me

Decontee Jimmeh , M.D. is a well-known and respected neurologist serving Birmingham and surrounding locations in the U.S. As a graduate of Xavier University of Louisiana and Temple University School of Medicine, Dr. Dee is a sought-after voice in the world of neurology. Her expertise and understanding of these conditions are coupled with…

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    PO Box 43473 Birmingham, AL 35243
    Fax: 657-699-1721