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Dr. Cory Annis

Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Carrboro, NC
29 years experience female

Locations

Office

Carrboro, NC

Address

127 Fidelity St, Carrboro, NC
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About

Bio

Dr. Cory Annis is the founder of Unorthodoc.com, the virtual doctor's office and health adviser. If changing the world is your business, Unorthodoc is your doctor.

Specialties
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Internal Medicine and Pediatrics

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

237 Answers
41 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cory Annis
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 29 years experience
Unlikely: Not after 8 years, even 2 packs/day.Nicotine withdrawal slows gut=>constipation=>reflux which causes wheezing. Also, healing lungs eject retaine... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cory Annis
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 29 years experience
Bone bruise?: Bruises that occur directly on bone can hurt much longer than bruises to skin & muscle. The covering on the bone (periostium) is very unforgiving ... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cory Annis
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 29 years experience
Do:: Do: after shower, stay wet, step onto mat, put 3-4 drops baby oil in palm then rub all over. Pat dry.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cory Annis
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 29 years experience
Minimal: Assuming that you've taken your pills correctly all along then it's the same as birth control effectiveness in general. the chance is less than 3%
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cory Annis
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 29 years experience
Not likely cancer: It came on too fast, and cancer is rarely painful to start off with. See doctor to determine if its tender lymph nodes, muscle strain, or pain along ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cory Annis
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 29 years experience
See your doctor.: postpartum depression (depression after you deliver), is pretty common but it can be serious especially if you had depression before pregnancy. The bi... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cory Annis
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 29 years experience
"tennis" elbow...: …especially if it hurts to turn her hand over against force like opening a door or picking up a frying pain. If it hurts in the other direction, it's ... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cory Annis
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 29 years experience
SEE MD NOW!: Unexplained bleeding from multiple places could mean that your body's natural blood clotting ability has failed. That is very serious and possibly fat... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cory Annis
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 29 years experience
Avoid added oil: You most likely don't need any conditioner. They are designed to restore oil to your hair and you don't need it. A plain shampoo that is made for norm... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cory Annis
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 29 years experience
Maybe: Flu can cause vomiting though that's less likely than fever and bad cold symptoms. Other viruses that feel like the flu but more likely to cause vomi... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cory Annis
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 29 years experience
Couple of things: Pain AFTER you eat is most common w/gall bladder problems (especially if nauseated or pain radiates to shoulder/back) gastritis&esophagitis (rawne... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cory Annis
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 29 years experience
2 stand out: Hypersomnolence can be a reaction to many prescription and over-the-counter medications (including the ones you've listed) as well as some supplement... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cory Annis
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 29 years experience
Yes: But check in with your doc to make sure there aren't problems you might need to address first. Start low and go slow and steady. "strong women stay yo... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cory Annis
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 29 years experience
Blood sugar?: Protein stabilizes the absorption and "burning" of carbohydrates (sugars, starches) that are eaten along with it. If your meal or snacks are high carb... Read More
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cory Annis
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 29 years experience
Check it out: Weakness, dizziness, headache associated w/ activity always needs checking out. Increasing activity raises heart rate &blood pressure(bp)so dizziness ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cory Annis
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 29 years experience
When: When first injured, think ice not heat. This includes sore backs/necks. Make swelling stop first.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cory Annis
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 29 years experience
Sleep/breath/connect: 1. Sleep is your 2nd most important "nutrient" next to oxygen. We can go longer w/o food/water than w/o good sleep. If you're not waking refreshed, fi... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cory Annis
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 29 years experience
That's a good thing!: A heart that is used to vigorous regular exercise is supposed to slow down quickly after exercise. In fact, having your heart rate going too fast for ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cory Annis
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 29 years experience
Tough question: Lower abdomen's a typical spot for women to gain fat, especially after 40. If you're depending on exercises alone for a visible six-pack, you're out o... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cory Annis
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 29 years experience
Maybe: Anything involving your heart is worth checking out. Consider thyroid or adrenal diseases, dehydration, medications, chemical imbalances. Too much caf... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cory Annis
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 29 years experience
Stress /remodeling: Exercise stresses muscles bones & joints, though it's usually an example of "good" stress. When we push ourselves more than the muscle is ready for, w... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cory Annis
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 29 years experience
This is too easy....: Sit down more hours than you move. Eat more calories than you need. At least ... That's how i did it!
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cory Annis
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 29 years experience
Depends: Depends on whether you're extroverted (get energized by other people) or introverted (other people tire you out). Exercise pals keep you accountable... Read More
A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cory Annis
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 29 years experience
Maybe: Normal & optimal aren't the same. I order a crp, homocysteine, &/or lipid NMR if my patient looks normal but has a parent, sibling, or many family mem... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cory Annis
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 29 years experience
Almost anything: Pcos is associated with irregular periods for sure, but in some women, also obesity, and Insulin insensitivity, which can lead to diabetes. Anything ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cory Annis
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 29 years experience
All of them?: There are no vitamin supplements as usable as real food. Anorexics so severely limit food intake that all vitamins/minerals are at deficiency risk. A ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cory Annis
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 29 years experience
Check it out: May or may not be infection but certainly is a problem. Allergies, post-nasal drainage, acid reflux, abnormalities of the throat, vocal cords or upper... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cory Annis
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 29 years experience
Hmmm...: It could be a benign lymph node, but if soft, smooth and painless, probably a lipoma, a benign little "tumor" of fat under the skin. They are of no co... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cory Annis
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 29 years experience
Check it out: Appearance of new hair & sometimes body odor is called "adrenarche". Though it can signal that puberty is starting "too" early, it usually doesn't. So... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cory Annis
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 29 years experience
Check it out: Most likely seborrheic dermatitis, but scaling patches on face after 40 should get checked out by your pcp.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cory Annis
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 29 years experience
Tight: Tight face , muscles, and mind set; cannot resist force; of slow deep belly breathing.
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cory Annis
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 29 years experience
EMERGENCY!: Fever coupled with neck/back pain should be checked out immediately. It may only be muscle tightening from the fever, but could also be meningitis. Le... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cory Annis
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 29 years experience
Stay controlled: Get an asthma action plan from your doc & make sure your asthma's well controlled under normal circumstances. Then start walking. Steadily build speed... Read More
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cory Annis
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 29 years experience
Maybe: The expire date is the last date the manufacturer can guarantee effectiveness. Sure a lot of medicine remains effective beyond that, but not guarantee... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cory Annis
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 29 years experience
Not recommended: The muscles of the penis are different from the other muscles you can reach with a stimulator. They are not voluntary, skeletal muscles. They are lit... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cory Annis
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 29 years experience
Any: Exercise in general, coupled w/ diet, helps you lose belly fat. A combo of too much of the wrong kinds of carbs & not enough active muscle tissue is w... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cory Annis
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 29 years experience
Several ways: At 32, its tough. Check w/ your previous pediatrician, your college, military service records, previous job (if you were in health care). However, you... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cory Annis
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 29 years experience
MCV?: Mean corpuscular volume (MCV) measures red blood cell (rbc) size. Low MCV means the cell is smaller than expected. This happens in some inherited cond... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cory Annis
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 29 years experience
Get it checked out: You may be over-training, or doing too much of the same kind of exercise. It's easy to fall into a "trance" when you do the same exercise every day an... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cory Annis
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 29 years experience
Many, many: Anything that keeps you in shape before pregnancy will keep you in shape during pregnancy. You want to avoid extremes that could cause extreme changes... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cory Annis
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 29 years experience
Sincerely: Make sure that making the apology isn't going to cause harm (like negatively impacting their current relationship). Then hand write a letter or see th... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cory Annis
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 29 years experience
Ice/Ibubrofen.: Ice is mother nature's ibuprofen. Apply to achy areas when you first notice discomfort because it stops the swelling that leads to pain later. Ibuprof... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cory Annis
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 29 years experience
Absolutely: Make sure you're healthy enough to do so if you haven't been exercising regularly already. Mother nature behaves like she meant for us to die after 45... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cory Annis
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 29 years experience
Wierd but possible: Dehydration results in less brain cushioning, so its possible . However, it is unusual to be aware of the movement of your brain inside your skull. Ta... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cory Annis
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 29 years experience
Both: There is a type of migraine that is brought on by exercise. Dehydration during exercise can cause headache, too. But most headaches are "tension" hea... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cory Annis
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 29 years experience
Get it checked out: If you do not have a cold, or wheezing to explain it, see your doctor. A failing heart has a hard time with the increased blood coming back to the h... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cory Annis
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 29 years experience
Yes: Muscle relaxers depress or calm the nervous system. Some can be habit forming, too. Take only as directed under your doctor's advice.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cory Annis
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 29 years experience
Get it checked out: It can be as simple as being out of shape or as difficult as asthma or as dangerous as a heart attack. Find out!
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cory Annis
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 29 years experience
Get it checked out: Sometimes its a simple explanation but sometimes its a serious problem. Don't worsen it by trying not to think about it.

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May 12, 2014
Very accurate and timely responses.
HealthTap member
Jan 21, 2012
Many doctors gave me the same answer but I didnt feel that it was the right answer for my daughter. Dr. Annis gave me a different answer no one else had suggested and it fit with my daughters symptoms...Read More
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Annis is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Many people have suggested acid reflux but i didnt think it was that. You are the first to suggest an ear ache and that fits most of her signs. I will set up a pedi app tomorrow. Thanks for your help.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you,I feel much better. I really appreicate you breaking it down for me and giving me a range of numbers for me to go by.
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! tks many.. am also sensing clicking in Jaws whn open mouth... kindly comment

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Medical College of Georgia School of Medicine, GA
Graduated 1992MD

Awards

Top Doctor, First Place, Durham, NC - Winter
2013
Most Influential, First Place, Durham, NC - Winter
2013
Thought Leader, Second Place, Durham, NC - Winter
2013

Affiliations

American Telemedicine Association
American College of Physicians
Council for Entrepreneurial Development
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