Dr. Ray Tidman

Family Medicine
Blue Ridge, GA
40 years experience male

Locations

Office

Blue Ridge, GA

Address

RIVERSTONEMDPC, 101 RIVERSTONE VISTA, Blue Ridge, GA
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RiverStone MD/PC

Blue Ridge, GA

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Family Medicine

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

285 Answers
97 Agrees
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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ray Tidman
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Back pain ouch.: Back pain is the most common cc seen in primary care. Frustration abounds. Once the "correctable" things are rulled out, may i suggest adding this tho... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ray Tidman
Family Medicine 40 years experience
First correct Vit D: 2000u vit d per day for a month , then have your doc check your levels again. If you can not get these levels up , meds are not of benefit. Your doc w... Read More
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A 67-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ray Tidman
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Many posibilities: You may have a deneurvation problem, electrolyte imbalance, drug toxicity, heavy metal poisoning, ... See your doc , treat this serious.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ray Tidman
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Pain in the pelvis: Ovarian cysts , many are found during an ultrasound exam, that are asymptomatic and benign. Pelvic pain, pain on intercourse, pelvic distension / full... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ray Tidman
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Be aware: We do not need to be "germaphobes" but we can be kind to those around us. If your physician has diagnosed an infection in you of any kind , inquire ho... Read More
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A 63-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ray Tidman
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Simular side effect: I treat nausea as "dig toxicity" in CHF pt's until, i can get further tests done. Victoza (liraglutide) in new start ups is frequently nauseating. As... Read More
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A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ray Tidman
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Ulcers, possible: If you have black bm's , or throw up coffee ground like stuff, you need a prompt eval by your doc. I would take this complaint serious.
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ray Tidman
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Visual findings , are poorly dealt with using words . But as described, no alarms go off. But if painful for days seek care. If heavy smoker , or ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ray Tidman
Family Medicine 40 years experience
I do not recommend stimulants in migraine patients . And if you do drink coffee , keep your daily intake steady . Weight loss is hard , study your... Read More
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A 68-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ray Tidman
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Chills as symptom: Chills are manifest in patients with low grade fever. One would ask if your thermometer device is working properly. None the less these are mild but s... Read More
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A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ray Tidman
Family Medicine 40 years experience
LIFE must resume , to normal. High risk folks should Vaccinate, or identify how to self protect. All others can go about their life. As physicians w... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ray Tidman
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Agree and add 2 points . By now the indication for your Dr’s prescription has likely changed. As a general rule, the conditions a med is kept in ef... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ray Tidman
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Please study how to not become pregnant before you are ready. Unsupported moms with children are are way more difficult , than any moment of passion... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ray Tidman
Family Medicine 40 years experience
There are many causes possible . Top ones ... normal developement . See if you can get into physical therapy for a session or two , to have an eval a... Read More
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ray Tidman
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Stretching and core strength are important to a runner. Pay special attention to hamstrings. Low back pain is one of most common ailments we see. I... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ray Tidman
Family Medicine 40 years experience
The Bodies natural immunity is superior to any vaccine. But confirm you had the Disease , via your Dr. My experience is a more harsh rxn , sore arm ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ray Tidman
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Pelvic pain can be a damaging infection to your organs and deadly. Seek medical help. You are young , for colon infections , and I Would expect more... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ray Tidman
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Pregnancy is very unlikely as described. 70 years ago, ladies had no control over pregnancy . Today you , have total control over pregnancy . Gain t... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ray Tidman
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Severe sharp H/A's : These do not sound so random. I would seek a work up by your physician. You could have any thing from a chronic sinus infection, to an aneurism. Take ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ray Tidman
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Call doc: Any procedure can leave a risk of infection. Call your gyn.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ray Tidman
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Infection: Most of these are simple for your doc to treat. Reoccurring ones may be an allergic rxn to a staph bacteria naturally occurring in the skin oils at t... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ray Tidman
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Good to question: One approach is your bmi, here is a link to a reliable calculator. There are further references to body weight issues. http://www.cdc.gov/healthywe... Read More
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A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ray Tidman
Family Medicine 40 years experience
? related: Lypoma's do not hurt. Changes like this should be evaluated.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ray Tidman
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Find a mentor mom: Eat healthy, avoid tobacco, take a good prenatal vit, get an early OB check up, exercise regularly, .
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ray Tidman
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Dysparunia: See your family doc or gyn, it may be as simple as estrogen deficiency causing lack of moisture, or a lesion you can not see. Sex should not be painf... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ray Tidman
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Help is avail.: Headaches, have many causes, and the good news is many effective treatments depending on the cause. Severe h/a's as you are describing warrant a medic... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ray Tidman
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Good to reach out: Parenting is best not done alone. Surround your self with those whom you respect and trust. Get to the bottom of what it is you fear. (one of my pers... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ray Tidman
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Yes: And many women are iron deficient anemic and do not know it, from heavy periods. A simple blood test can answer this.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ray Tidman
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Complex: Yes, you physician needs to be aware of your concern.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ray Tidman
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Dehydration danger: Take clear liquids, keep drinking even if you throw they up, a little will get in. If membranes dry, or skin "floppy" get into your doc's care emergen... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ray Tidman
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Healthy, yes: Fresh food as in closer to right out of the garden. Exercise as in free flowing running and playing.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ray Tidman
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Yes: We breath with our diaphragms, which move our abd. An important observation is does your child feed and grow well. Feeding is the hardest thing your i... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ray Tidman
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Catching up.: In a healthy state we consume o2 and produce more co2 during exercise. The "difficulty" breathing we feel, is the need to exhale the co2. Our respira... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ray Tidman
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Depends: This is a controlled substance. The doctor who prescribed is whom you must ask.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ray Tidman
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Yes, start slow: You can make things worse. Start with stretching exercises first. If not improving seek help from an experienced trainer
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ray Tidman
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Start with firm flat: We spend a great deal of our life in bed. Any one with back pain should take great care in selecting their surface to sleep on. If what you have doesn... Read More
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ray Tidman
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Menstruation is nl: Exercise is normal. They are ok together, as long as you are confortable.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ray Tidman
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Very different: Vsd is high frequency occurring during systole. Asd is low frequency occurring during diastole.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ray Tidman
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Suffering?: Are the docs recommending surgery? Vsd's are common spontaneous heart findings which do not all need treatment.
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ray Tidman
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Danger: Black bm's should be considered digested blood until proven other wise. Sudden death from bleeding ulcers, slow death from cancer...Ect, get to your ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ray Tidman
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Allowed?: Food in the U.S. Is only regulated at point of sale and distribution. Folks eat what they want.
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ray Tidman
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Will help on many: Levels, be your self.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ray Tidman
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Anticholinergic: Are you on an incontinence med? This would be an expected se. Do not limit fluids when you exercise.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ray Tidman
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Interesting question: In medicine i think of a "sign" as an objective observation by the examiner, vs "symptom" as a subjective self observation by the patient. There fore ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ray Tidman
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Is this a change: Look under eye lids, are they pale also? This could be anemia, a simple blood test will confirm, then why meeds to be found.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ray Tidman
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Skeletal alignment: Body mechanics carrying 20+ lbs, a few inches in front of your usual center of gravity causes you to shift your whole skeletal alignment. Yes this ca... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ray Tidman
Family Medicine 40 years experience
No short cuts: Yes as long as you take the time to workout all the bodies muscle groups. Building muscle does improve circulation, and increase metabolism. You still... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ray Tidman
Family Medicine 40 years experience
?pelvic pain: Recurrent abd or pelvic pain in a lady needs a work up, by your health care provider, to rule out deadly causes.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ray Tidman
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Body awareness: Missed period, breast tenderness increased, morning nausea... Many ladies have some or none of these. Good question to engage your mom, or trusted lad... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ray Tidman
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Injury vs over use: I'm assuming he is under a dr's care given the diagnosis. 4 months is protracted, if he is following his doc's care plan and not improving , a second ... Read More
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Tidman is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Tidman is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank u dokter. I do have like 3a 4 months without my menstrualcycle. I am inregular.i am not useing anticonseptiv Is there a cure for this?
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thanks doctor. The tightness & pain is intermittent. Does it really concerning my lungs. Am getting worried :(
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Thank you for getting back to me.I usually take 2 Benadryl at night for my allergies.I took 2 more because I thought I skipped my usual dose

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, OH
Graduated 1983MD

Residency

hennEPIN COUNTY MEDICAL CENTER

Awards

Top Family Physician, First Place, Georgia - Winter
2013
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Affiliations

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MEDICAL ASSOCIATION OF GEORGIA
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