Dr. Benedict E. Idowu, D.O. Neurologist

UNDERGRADUATE TRAINING: Bachelor of Science, Biology Pre-Medicine, Dillard University, New Orleans, La 1978 to 1981
LSU School of Allied Health Professions, BS Cardiopulmonary Science, New Orleans, La 1983 to 1986
Registered Respiratory Therapist, RRT 1986

MEDICAL SCHOOL: Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences, Kansas City, MI 1988 – 1992

INTERNSHIP: Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA 07/1992 – 08/1993

RESIDENCY: Tulane Medical Center, New Orleans, LA 03/1993 – 04/1995
Neurology/Internal Medicine 03/1994 – 03/1997

SPECIAL INTERESTS: Seizure Disorders, Stroke, Multiple Sclerosis, Headaches, Peripheral Neuropathy, Prevention &
Management of Stroke, Dementia, Neuromuscular Diseases, Parkinson’s Disease and Emergency Medicine.

DIPLOMATE: National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners 07/1994

DIPLOMATE: Federation of State Medical Boards of the United States, Inc. 02/1993

MEDICAL LICENSE: Louisiana Board of Medical Examiners 1994

AWARDS: Beta Beta Beta Biological Society The Musser-Burch Society

MEMBERSHIP PRESENT & PAST: American Medical Association; Association of Nigerian Physicians in the Americas; American
Osteopathic Association; Louisiana State Medical Society; American Academy of Neurology; Orleans Parish Medical Society;
Louisiana State Medical Society Continuing Medical Education Accreditation Committee; Treasurer, Association of Nigerian
Physicians in the Americas, Louisiana Chapter; Board Member, Louisiana Osteopathic Medical Association and Plantation
District Director; Adjunct Clinical Professor of Medicine, William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine; Baton
Rouge General Hospital, Baton Rouge; OLOL, Baton Rouge; Ochsner Medical Center, Baton Rouge; Coordinator Stroke
Program, Prevost Memorial Hospital, Donaldsonville, La.

HOBBIES: Cooking, gardening, dancing

SPORTS: Jogging, bicycling, soccer, tennis

CURRENT POSITION: CEO, Medical Director, New Orleans Physicians On-Call, Inc. 03/1997 – present
Neurology Clinic
3636 S. Sherwood Forest Blvd., Ste 650 Baton Rouge, LA 70816

EMERGENCY MEDICINE: Over 35,000 hours ER Experience 05/2014 – present
St. Helena Parish Hospital, Greensburg, Louisiana
Beauregard General Hospital, DeRidder, Louisiana
Trinity Medical, Ferriday, Louisiana
Prevost Memorial Hospital, Donaldsonville, Louisiana


1. Charity Hospital – New Orleans, LA

2. Veterans Memorial Center – New Orleans, LA

3. Tulane Medical Center – New Orleans, LA

4. Baton Rouge General Medical Center – Baton Rouge, LA 12/12/2005 – present

5. Ochsner Medical Center Baton Rouge – Baton Rouge, LA 03/16/2006 – present

6. Prevost Memorial Hospital – Donaldsonville, LA 07/16/2014 – present

7. Trinity Medical, Ferriday, Louisiana – present

Certified in:

I am an Osteopathic Physician, and my professional initials are D.O. which means Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine or simply put, Doctor of Osteopathy. Doctors of Allopathy have the initials M.D. meaning Doctor of Medicine. The difference between the D.O. and M.D. is that in addition to the training that both get which is the same in all aspects, the D.O. has an additional training that is principled on the medical science that when you change the anatomy of the body, you will also be changing the function because of that change that you have introduced using just your hands to manipulate the anatomy of the body part.

Like M.D., the D.O. also specializes in all specialties of Medicine, Surgery and Psychiatry. I specialized in Neurology and was trained for that in an Allopathic institution. During my day in the State of Louisiana, unlike most other States in the country, to be issued a medical license as a physician, a D.O. is required to pass BOTH the Osteopathic and Allopathic Licensing Board Exams. Other States required only one or the other, not both. This has since changed throughout the country. Only one licensing Board Exam is required for licensure.

Here is an illustration of a difference that can be found in the principles of Osteopathy versus Allopathy:
“Happiness is a choice, not a result. Nothing will make you happy until you choose to be happy. No person will make you happy unless you decide to be happy. Your happiness will not come to you. It can only come from you.
You deserve happiness. You deserve peace. You deserve laughter. You deserve to love and be loved in return. You deserve Life”.
(Anonymous )

It is my contention that the core principles of Osteopathy are more aligned with the application of COGNITIVE BEHAVIORAL THERAPY (CBT) in the submissions of the above anonymous quotation about happiness than that of Allopathy.

CBT had been low-balled when it first hit the medical field as an alternative to the pharmaceutical treatments of disorders such as depression, anxiety, and post traumatic distress syndrome.

Today, CBT is recognized as the best alternative in numerous mood disorders where pharmaceutical therapy is either contraindicated or not recommended or not effective. I strongly believe that we are presently at the brink of a lot more to be discovered.

Our staff

Ben Idowu Jr., CFO/Billing Director

Courtney Cutrer, Office Manager

Taylor, Medical Assistant

Dr. Benmichael O. Idowu,D.O.

Board Certified, Internal Medicine. Consultant.

Dr. Benmichael Idowu is a Board Certified Internist with a decade of experience in Internal Medicine. After earning a degree in Biological Sciences with a minor in Spanish from Louisiana State University, Dr. Idowu attended West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine, earning his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine in 2013. He continued honing his craft at East Liverpool City Hospital where he completed his Internal Medicine residency. In addition to his work in Internal Medicine, Dr. Idowu has been an Assistant Professor at University of Florida’s College of Medicine, training and educating future health professionals in the art of hospital medicine.

When not on hospital rounds, Dr. Idowu enjoys playing instruments with his wife and sons, training in various martial arts, teaching his dog new tricks, tackling new fitness goals, traveling and tango dancing.