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Dr. Ray Tidman

Family Medicine
Blue Ridge, GA
39 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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Specialties
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Family Medicine

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

286 Answers
97 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ray Tidman
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Not safe: Ovulation occurs 14 days before the next period. That is the sure time interval. So you see trying to time a safe interval based on the prior period... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ray Tidman
Family Medicine 39 years experience
More info needed: Is it getting worse with time, is it associated with activity? .... With meals?..... With bowel movements? Many causes , some dangerous , for which... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ray Tidman
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Do you mean 7.2: Diabetics need early prenatal care and attention to their pregnancy. Having an ha1c close to 7 is a good start.
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ray Tidman
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Other symptoms: If you have lost your appetite and or any jaring movement of your abdomen hurts worse... Go to er.
A male asked:
Dr. Ray Tidman
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Get checked: Any genital lesion should be checked. Could be , even simple canadidia rash, which would lead doc to check for diabetes.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ray Tidman
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Early prenatal care: Is important. Do you have access to a county health clinic, or a free clinic in your area. "rural health clinics" have to take all patients regardl... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ray Tidman
Family Medicine 39 years experience
NOT: Your bowells should be on there own schedule. If you have to use a "stimulant" regularly, you may be self perpetuating a problem. See your doc. There ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ray Tidman
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Yellow skin: Jaundice , is a sign of liver problems, get this checked.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ray Tidman
Family Medicine 39 years experience
6 at most: But more importantly is to be involved with your OB early to insure a healthy pregnancy. The lack of early OB care , is the leading cause of our count... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ray Tidman
Family Medicine 39 years experience
How long how bad: The most common pains in that region are gall stones and ulcers . Both dangerous , see your doc for a work up.
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ray Tidman
Family Medicine 39 years experience
How do you feel: Not knowing your height , it is hard to advise you. But if you are feeling tired and run down, it may be nutritional. If you have lost weight with out... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ray Tidman
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Not enough info: Generally osha controls environmental safety reg's. We live around electricity on a daily basis. If you are concerned about an unsafe situation, best ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ray Tidman
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Call your doc.: These may not be related, but in that you are experiencing a physical change so close to an injection time, your doc needs to be aware.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ray Tidman
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Possible problem: Maybe a normal menstral variation, , but if you are seeing bright blood and or if you have increased disconfort, you should have an exam done by your ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ray Tidman
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Usually self correct: Hyper ventilation causes a reduction in c02 levels, and a change in acid -base balance in your blood stream. For which reason your brain over rides ... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ray Tidman
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Several causes: By paste do you mean soft , is normal. If you mean white soft bm's you may have liver problems or a malabsorption problem, for which a GI doc will ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ray Tidman
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Genital rash: Of any form should be examined by your physician , to properly treat you and protect your partner. Thank you for not denying yourself care.
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ray Tidman
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Gold standard: An angiogram will definitively answer the question of is she having angina and can she be opened. There are less invasive test which can be administer... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ray Tidman
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Abd pain: Has many causes. If your pain is increasing , you are loosing your appetite , you are having changes in your bowel habits, or unination... Get in to ... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ray Tidman
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Depends: On the hormone and its source. Do not let non physicians give you " hormones" for vicarious reasons.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ray Tidman
Family Medicine 39 years experience
A natural reaction: Your health care provider will support your need for privacy , while doing a visual inspection of the area. A speculum is used to visualize the cervix... Read More
A 68-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ray Tidman
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Do you have: Pain, redness , itching... A white vaginal discharge alone is not pathologic. Symptomatic discharge needs to be checked. Importantly white plaques / s... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ray Tidman
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Will help on many: Levels, be your self.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ray Tidman
Family Medicine 39 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
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ray Tidman
Family Medicine 39 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
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ray Tidman
Family Medicine 39 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
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ray Tidman
Family Medicine 39 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.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ray Tidman
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Anticholinergic: Are you on an incontinence med? This would be an expected se. Do not limit fluids when you exercise.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ray Tidman
Family Medicine 39 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.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ray Tidman
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Change: Inactivity, and body fat, seem to correlate, with precocious puberty. Of course with age it is no longer "pre"cocious.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ray Tidman
Family Medicine 39 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
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ray Tidman
Family Medicine 39 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
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ray Tidman
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Allowed?: Food in the U.S. Is only regulated at point of sale and distribution. Folks eat what they want.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ray Tidman
Family Medicine 39 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
A 67-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ray Tidman
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Many posibilities: You may have a deneurvation problem, electrolyte imbalance, drug toxicity, heavy metal poisoning, ... See your doc , treat this serious.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ray Tidman
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Find a mentor mom: Eat healthy, avoid tobacco, take a good prenatal vit, get an early OB check up, exercise regularly, .
A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ray Tidman
Family Medicine 39 years experience
? related: Lypoma's do not hurt. Changes like this should be evaluated.
A 63-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ray Tidman
Family Medicine 39 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
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ray Tidman
Family Medicine 39 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
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ray Tidman
Family Medicine 39 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
A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ray Tidman
Family Medicine 39 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.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ray Tidman
Family Medicine 39 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
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ray Tidman
Family Medicine 39 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
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ray Tidman
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Complex: Yes, you physician needs to be aware of your concern.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ray Tidman
Family Medicine 39 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
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ray Tidman
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Call doc: Any procedure can leave a risk of infection. Call your gyn.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ray Tidman
Family Medicine 39 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
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ray Tidman
Family Medicine 39 years experience
More info needed: This may be a simple back strain, but it could be as serious as loss of circulation to the hip socket resulting in avn, see your physician , many ques... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ray Tidman
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Suffering?: Are the docs recommending surgery? Vsd's are common spontaneous heart findings which do not all need treatment.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ray Tidman
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Depends: This is a controlled substance. The doctor who prescribed is whom you must ask.

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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
HealthTap ClubMD

Affiliations

AAFP
MEDICAL ASSOCIATION OF GEORGIA
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