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Dr. John Washburn

Family Medicine
McKinney, TX
21 years experience male

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McKinney, TX

Address

8400 Stacy Rd, Ste 100, McKinney, TX
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Family Medicine

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

134 Answers
24 Agrees
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Washburn
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Yes; for years; yes: Chlamydia won't necessarily produce symptoms, especially in women. Tests are not 100% accurate so you can get a negative test even if you have the di... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Washburn
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Yes: Chest pain is always treated seriously, especially as diabetes and obesity becomes a bigger problem in adolescents, along with the ever-present risk o... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Washburn
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Not exactly weird: These things arent' atypical when associated with vomiting. A lot of it depends on the contents of the stomach, whether or not something actually com... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Washburn
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Yes: A concussion is a brain injury caused by trauma. Most commonly there will not be any loss of conciousness except for the more severe injuries.
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Washburn
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Seek counseling: Basically, you're describing poor self-esteem and a feeling of low worth. You're not confident in what you can offer so you tend to fear being reject... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Washburn
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Opinions will vary: "prolonged use" is a subjective term and there is no clear cut answer for your question, so this will vary from physician to physician. For me, if yo... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Washburn
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Chemotherapy: These are anti-estrogen hormone drugs typically used as chemotherapy against breast cancer.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Washburn
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Cancer is beatable: I am not aware of any cancer that is 100% fatal. We have made great strides in curing this disease. At recent as 20-30 years ago childhood leukemia ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Washburn
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Yes: Thyroid hormone plays a key role in your basal metabolism. Deficiency of this hormone can lead to a slower metabolism and weight gain.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Washburn
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Many possibilities: Could be as simple as post-nasal drip or allergy problems. Could also be a throat or ear infection. Go to your doctor if fever develops or if it wo... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Washburn
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Proper treatment: First and foremost she needs proper treatment for anorexia (therapy and counseling). If that is addressed, then a well-balanced diet with a calcium a... Read More
A 80-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Washburn
Family Medicine 21 years experience
See below: Pneumonia is an infection in the lungs. It can be serious, especially in elderly and those with chronic medical problems, so it should be seen and tr... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Washburn
Family Medicine 21 years experience
P.R.I.C.E.: Protect, rest, ice, compress, elevate. Ibuprofen (motrin, advil) can reduce inflammation, thus reduce swelling and improve healing. Make sure you gi... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Washburn
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Inconclusive: This question requires an extensive response, but the short answer is that psa has never been proven to save lives when used as a screening tool - tha... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Washburn
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Rheumatologist: Raynaud's is often seen in the setting of autoimmune disease, which is a rheumatologist's specialty.
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Washburn
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Possibly: You can't spot-reduce fat so if fat loss occurs and will occur all over.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Washburn
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Exercise, fish oil: Exercise, both aerobic and strength-training can improve hdl. Omega 3 fatty acids (as found in fish oil supplements) also have good clinical data sho... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Washburn
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Yes: Smoking causes a vast array of health problems, not just limited to the lungs. Smokers have higher risk of high blood pressure, coronary artery disea... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Washburn
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Yes: Ovulation typically occurs mid-cycle but not always. Home pregnancy tests tend to be accurate when taken at the time of the missed period.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Washburn
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Your doing well: This is good news! elevated HDL is a protective thing. Either you're living a healthy life or you have good genetics.
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Washburn
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Wrist strain: Sounds like a simple wrist strain, or overuse injury of the soft tissues of the wrist. It's best to rest it, wear a brace or support, ice when possib... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Washburn
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Yes: You can get oral cancer even if you don't chew tobacco at all, but obviously chewing increases your risk. The more you do it, the greater your risk, ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Washburn
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Dry skin: Accutane has a drying effect so dry skin/chapped lips are the more noticeable side effects. There are potential links to inflammatory bowel disease l... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Washburn
Family Medicine 21 years experience
See your doctor: Fatigue is a very common complaint, and there is a broad range of things that can cause it - anything from anemia to depression. Basically, you need ... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Washburn
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Probably menses: Most home pregnancy tests are pretty accurate if taken around the time of a "missed period". So if you have a negative test it's not likely that you'... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Washburn
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Level of threat: Traditionally we define a medical emergency as any acute condition that immediately threatens life, limb or eyesight. Whereas, an urgent care issue i... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Washburn
Family Medicine 21 years experience
No, but...: As long as you're ovulating (haven't gone through menopause) you can get pregnant. But before attempting to do so, you need to have a conversation wi... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Washburn
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Correct the thyroid: There is no easy answer here. The thyroid problem needs to be corrected and it sounds like you're on the right track. The hair loss should improve a... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Washburn
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Only if ingested: Raw sewage can give off methane gas, but this would have to be inhaled in very large quantities to be a problem. Other than that, raw sewage would ha... Read More
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Washburn
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Yes: Although pregnancy is not likely this soon after removing implanon, the fact is no birth control is 100% effective other than abstinence. So pregnanc... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Washburn
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Many things: White cells are part of the immune system and the immune system is active in the vagina. So the mere presence of white cells is not diagnostic for an... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Washburn
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Why do it?: Don't know exactly how dangerous it is but if there is significant absorption through the skin it could certainly cause problems. And i woudn't recom... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Washburn
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Duration: Gas pain goes away, appendicitis will not. Plus there is often fever, loss of appetite with appendicitis, and tenderness in the right lower part of t... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Washburn
Family Medicine 21 years experience
No: It will only clear alcohol that is in the stomach. Alcohol that is in the blood will only clear through normal metabolic pathways. Drinking coffee, ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Washburn
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Yes: If the pain is brief, only associated with sneezing and no other symptoms are present then i wouldn't categorize this as abnormal, especially if you'r... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Washburn
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Atypical symptoms: Likely because symptoms aren't typical and aren't recognized early enough by patient or medical provider for effective intervention.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Washburn
Family Medicine 21 years experience
NO: Foreign bodies could potentially penetrate into the eyeball but that requires signficant trauma, not something an eyelash is capable of. No foreign b... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Washburn
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Possible: Stress can cause changes in hormone levels and increases in blood pressure/heart rate which can potentially lead to angina (chest pain).
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Washburn
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Two kinds: Imodium (loperamide) is good for slowing down severe diarrhea. Also, i recommend taking bismuth (pepto bismol) for sea and foreign travel. Taking it... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Washburn
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Many symptoms: Nausea, shortness of breath, cold sweats, dizziness, abdominal pain, fainting spells, especially if these are associated with exertion. Poor exercise... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Washburn
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Possibly: You need an exam and maybe an ultrasound. Could be a simple vaginal infection that is easily treated or something more significant. Often this pain ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Washburn
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Yes: Cardiac pain is generally caused by lack of oxygen delivered to the heart muscle or inflammation around the heart (pericarditis). Adolescents can get... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Washburn
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Limited motion: Many things can cause pain or limit your ability to fully move your shoulder. However, limits in passive motion (that is, you remain relaxed while an... Read More
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Washburn
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Yes: Tattooing has been proven to increase the risk of blood-borne diseases, although domestic tattoo parlors are more regulated and have higher standards ... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Washburn
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Erectile dysfunction: It is common and treatable. Go see your doctor and get evaluated. If they find no cause for your symptoms they can prescribe medication to help.
A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Washburn
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Maybe: I'm not sure if labeling it is necessary because either way you probably need some counseling to help you overcome the things you're describing.
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Washburn
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Weight loss: You can't spot reduce fat, so there is no way (besides surgical liposuction) to target specific areas for weight loss. The best option is a healthy d... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Washburn
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Over training: Muscle soreness tends to be worse 24-48 hours after intense exercise. I recommend not working the same muscle group for 72 hours in order to allow fo... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Washburn
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Not uncommon: Muscle tone is an important indicator of a baby's development. It can suggest some developmental problems if the tone is low (or floppy). But, it's ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Washburn
Family Medicine 21 years experience
For most people: There are some people who don't have the ability to absorb B12 through the gut, causing anemia. This condition is rare. Most people absorb it just f... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Washburn is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Washburn is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you so much!,every dr I have discussed this issue with has said or done nothing at all! Some drs.said"oh ur just a person who sweats.
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Thank u sir. I couldnt think of reasons much clearly than when u explained to me.. I understood my problem . Thank u so much.
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Thanks that was very helpful. Much appreciative for u taking ur time to answer my question. Thanks again Gwynn =)

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Mississippi School of Medicine, MS
Graduated 2001MD

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