Dr. Cory Annis

Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Carrboro, NC
31 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

184 Answers
31 Agrees
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cory Annis
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 31 years experience
Several: If you're asking which types of exercise strengthen the hip, skiing, skating, & dancing are three good ones for the whole hip. If you mean actual exer... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cory Annis
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 31 years experience
Speech therapist: I am not an expert in this. But there are experts in this field, some doctors like ent's, and gastroenterologists who can help you diagnose the proble... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cory Annis
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 31 years experience
Almost immediately: Blood pressure normally drops shortly after exercise as you are cooling off. In order to get it to stay down, however, you need to make a habit of ex... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cory Annis
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 31 years experience
Cardiac safety: Exercise w/ someone trained to guide & motivate you w/o overdoing & who can help you if you're in trouble. Make sure your md approves. Before, be well... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cory Annis
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 31 years experience
Most: If you were healthy otherwise before the hip replacement, and assuming the surgery went well, you can do most things you properly train for. I have hi... Read More
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A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cory Annis
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 31 years experience
Not in your control: How tall you are going to be from heel to head is based on a genetic gift from your parents that you can't refund. You can take care of that gift by ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Cory Annis
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 31 years experience
Talk to nursery: Banking cord blood should be arranged before or at your admission to your birthing center. Asking for information from your ob, pediatrician, or birth... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Cory Annis
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 31 years experience
1-3 weeks: Actually 5-21 days.
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cory Annis
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 31 years experience
Need more info: If you've taken it daily for more than 2 weeks & not experiencing relief, talk to your doctor again. Sometimes the answer is to take more but don't ma... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cory Annis
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 31 years experience
Check her ears: "jack-in-the-box" syndrome is often seen in kids w/ ear infection or ear pain. After being down for 90min, they pop up screaming. Then ear pressure is... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Cory Annis
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 31 years experience
No: It is not unusual to see babies cross their eyes frequently for 2-3 months after birth. Not only does the visual part of their brain have to mature, b... Read More
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Dr. Cory Annis
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 31 years experience
No: When you last had a fever, do you remember how cold you felt? Can you imagine getting in a cold tub feeling like that? Your baby won't like it, either... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Cory Annis
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 31 years experience
12-15 months: 12-15 months is typical, but can range from 9 to 20 months.
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A member asked:
Dr. Cory Annis
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 31 years experience
No: "looking" cross-eyed is almost never anything to worry about, especially if your child is under 3 months old. "staying" cross -eyed requires medical a... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Cory Annis
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 31 years experience
No: Most heart murmurs are simply noisy flow of an active blood stream, like water in a river after a rain. Pregnant women and rapidly growing kids make b... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Cory Annis
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 31 years experience
Eyes and tummies!: Your baby wants to look at everything, but especially your eyes. Get close to her face because she can't see very far, then show her your face, your e... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Cory Annis
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 31 years experience
Tummytime/childproof: Lots of observed "tummy time" helps baby push up and make stronger upper back and arm muscles, a prerequisite for both sitting up and crawling. Also, ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Cory Annis
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 31 years experience
Whole grains/veggies: See dr greene's comments for the most thorough advice. Use pureed but "real" foods, like non-instant oatmeal, brown rice, green beans, squash.
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A member asked:
Dr. Cory Annis
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 31 years experience
Not necessarily : Runny nose is so common in children as they meet the rest of the world. If the baby is otherwise comfortable, able to breathe, eat, and sleep, it is u... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Cory Annis
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 31 years experience
No: No, but it does mean your baby should see a doctor immediately as that can be a sign of pressure build-up in or around the brain and/or spinal cord.
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A member asked:
Dr. Cory Annis
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 31 years experience
No: No, because it is possible for an allergy to develop after an initial exposure, but it is still quite unlikely.
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Dr. Cory Annis
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 31 years experience
No: They are entertaining to the child because they are entertaining to the people around her. Watch your four-year old if you doubt this.
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cory Annis
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 31 years experience
Movement: I agree with my colleague above. Also kidney stone patients move restlessly trying to find a comfortable position & frequently have nausea/vomiting. B... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cory Annis
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 31 years experience
Get checked out: It's always important to check out causes for chest pain, especially if it happens when you exercise. At your age, actual heart disease is unlikely bu... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cory Annis
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 31 years experience
Dance.. any dance: Zumba is the craze but consider a partner dance class especially swing dancing & salsa -real calorie burners! you don't need a partner in most classes... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cory Annis
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 31 years experience
Combination: 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
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cory Annis
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 31 years experience
Simple carbohydrates: If still nauseated, drinking fluid is more important than eating. However, if you really feel like eating stick to very simple carbs...Soda crackers, ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cory Annis
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 31 years experience
Talk to your doctor: Pain in your head can be caused by lots of things like migraines, pinched or inflamed nerves, injuries, tumors and muscle tension. But it's not normal... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cory Annis
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 31 years experience
Both: Dr. Ho is spot on. Entrepreneurs can be both born & made. Key ingredients besides your great ideas are the capacities to delay gratification, self-ed... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cory Annis
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 31 years experience
I'll say!: Listening to fast music makes it easier to clean the house, mow the lawn and do lots of things we think we don't have energy for. Rhythm has a physica... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cory Annis
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 31 years experience
Many reasons: "meth mouth" is caused by a combination of grinding teeth, dry mouth, bad oral hygiene, and increased sugared soda intake, all of which are side effec... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cory Annis
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 31 years experience
Hmmm: Best for eyes: wear good sunglasses in sun, goggles when doing anything that makes chips, dust or sparks; avoid over-drying (drink water, eat plenty o... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cory Annis
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 31 years experience
Several ways: Basically the surface of eye is temporarily numbed and the "bounce" of the eyeball is measured by applying some external pressure to it attached to a ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cory Annis
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 31 years experience
Maybe: Good sex & orgasm can relieve stress, relax muscles and make us feel more connected ... Assuming the headache isn't bad enough to prevent arousal. How... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cory Annis
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 31 years experience
Real food: "real" food is food that's unaltered from the way it was grown. Fresh vegetables, fruits, lean meat and fish. Notice i left out sauces, flours, refine... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cory Annis
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 31 years experience
Yep.: Though anxiety is a common cause , so are other more serious things. Decrease your worry by getting it properly checked ou.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cory Annis
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 31 years experience
Many reasons: There are many reasons, anxiety being the most common. However, anything involving your heart is worth checking out. Consider thyroid or adrenal disea... Read More
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cory Annis
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 31 years experience
Stop the finger!: Preventing "digital trauma" (or nose-picking) is the best way to head off nose-bleeds. But if one starts, sit child up, tip head back (placing the nos... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cory Annis
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 31 years experience
Is there pain?: Painless clicking is usually caused by temporary gas bubbles that form in the joint fluid when the two surfaces of the joint are being pulled apart, a... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cory Annis
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 31 years experience
It depends on age: Subtract your current age in years (36) from 220. First multiply the number you get by 0.6. This is your minimum target exercising heart rate. Now mu... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cory Annis
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 31 years experience
See a doctor now: Tuberculosis, sarcoidosis, and cancer of the lung, throat or upper GI tract are three main causes. There are other rarer ones but they aren't good eit... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cory Annis
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 31 years experience
Stress?: Stress on your system is the most common cause. Exam time, big life changes, recent illnesses, new medication can all through off the delicate balanci... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cory Annis
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 31 years experience
Costochondritis?: Rib bones don't come all the way to breast bone. Last few inches are more elastic cartilage so your chest can rise w/ breath & twist when you do. Wher... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cory Annis
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 31 years experience
Check w/MD1st: Call his doc or doc on call.Give them a chance to answer. Is this expected for your child? Don't wait longer than an hour for response, though while g... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cory Annis
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 31 years experience
Lose: Lose 5lbs then practice keeping it off for 2-3 months. Keeping it off is the habit your need most!
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cory Annis
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 31 years experience
Do: Moisturize face twice a day, especially your eyes. Don't skimp on sleep, water or laughter.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cory Annis
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 31 years experience
Weight bearing: Body cells get stronger when forced to remodel themselves, bones included. Any exercise that applies stress to bones can work."banging" stresses like ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cory Annis
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 31 years experience
Hmmmm: starting your menses a few days late is not usually a big deal especially if your life is currently very stressful. If the change in flow, however, is... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cory Annis
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 31 years experience
Lots of things: but psoriasis is my first thought. Your MD can look at it and tell. If it isn't obvious they can take a sample of the tissue (a biopsy) and tell that ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cory Annis
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 31 years experience
Lifestyle/meds: High diastolic (bottom) number is more typical of hypertension in young people. It causes the heart to work harder than it has to. Regular exercise, w... Read More
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Testimonials
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May 12, 2014
Very accurate and timely responses.
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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 30, 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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