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Dr. Aletha Tippett

Family Medicine
Cincinnati, OH
25 years experience female

Locations

Aletha W. Tippett, MD

Cincinnati, OH

Address

10274 Alliance Road, Cincinnati, OH
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My office hours

Wednesday: 8:00am - 4:00pm
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Insurances accepted

Blue cross blue shield

Cigna

Medical universe

United healthcare

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Specialties
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Family Medicine

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

21 Answers
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aletha Tippett
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Maybe: The thin watery discharge might be the normal change in mucus when you are ovulating, and could be a sign that you are fertile. Mucus changes through... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aletha Tippett
Family Medicine 25 years experience
A type of wound: A wound caused by unrelieved pressure on an area of the body. Contact with any surface (bed, chair, medical devices such as splints or wheelchair foot... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aletha Tippett
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Yes: Both men and women can have acute porphyria. However, attacks are more common in women because of hormonal changes that occur during the menstrual cy... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aletha Tippett
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Many of them: This is not an easy answer since there are many drugs categorized as unsafe. The american porphyria foundation has good resources on drug safety: http... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aletha Tippett
Family Medicine 25 years experience
In general, aging can cause some memory loss, but other health problems (malnutrition, heart disease, depression, etc), inactivity, lack of mental sti... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aletha Tippett
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Exercise/diet/sleep: Exercise (any amount is good but ideally you should get at least 30 min on most days), make healthy food choices (see http://www.Hsph.Harvard.Edu/nutr... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aletha Tippett
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Back, butt, heels: As the other 2 md's stated, the most common areas are the back, butt, & heels. Pressure sores can occur anywhere on the body that is near or over a bo... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aletha Tippett
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Lack of education: Pressure sores aren't hard to treat, but people can suffer for years with them because the true cause of the problem isn't addressed. If pressure & s... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aletha Tippett
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Not unsafe: Aquaphor is not unsafe for eczema but may not be helpful other than helping dry skin. My best ointment for eczema would be bagbalm, available in a gr... Read More
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aletha Tippett
Family Medicine 25 years experience
No: Pressure sores are a essentially a physical injury. They are not contagious in the same way a sprained ankle is not contagious. However, they can be c... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aletha Tippett
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Yes: Effective treatment for eating disorders often requires a team approach and nutrition counseling is an essential component of this. A nutrition profes... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aletha Tippett
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Avoid, if possible: The best thing is to avoid the drug and look for alternatives. Is the drug for a condition that can be managed by diet/lifestyle changes? Is there ano... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aletha Tippett
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Depends on the type: There are 8 different kinds of porphyria. Depending on the type of porphyria, an attack can be precipitated by sunlight exposure, alcohol, inadequate ... Read More
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aletha Tippett
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Many reasons: Vertical ridges on nails are basically harmless & can be related to heredity, aging, & nail dryness or injury. The appearance of ridges may be reduced... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aletha Tippett
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Poor nerve function: Nerve disease/damage thought to be caused by poor blood supply to nerves &/or high blood sugar. There are 2 types of neuropathy: peripheral and autono... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aletha Tippett
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Yes: Prevention requires close monitoring for correct positioning of patient & vigilant use of proper pressure support surfaces for the bed, chair, & heels... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Aletha Tippett
Family Medicine 25 years experience
No dairy is OK: You don't have to drink milk or eat dairy to be healthy. Lots of vegetables, fruits, whole grains, beans, nuts, and seeds are adequate. Water is the... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aletha Tippett
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Pressure Relief: A bedsore will only heal once the pressure that caused the wound is eliminated. Use of proper support surfaces & correct positioning of patient are vi... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aletha Tippett
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Possibly: Porphyria symptoms can include depression, confusion, hallucinations & delusions. These symptoms are most likely to occur during an acute attack. Othe... Read More
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aletha Tippett
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Poor nerve function: Nerve disease or damage causing improper nerve function. Can be caused by diabetes, chemicals/toxins, medication, radiation, physical injury, lack of ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aletha Tippett
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Try BagBalm: Depending on the severity of the eczema one of the best lotions to use is bagbalm. It is a lanolin based ointment with a tiny amount of coal tar and ... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Tippett is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Tippett is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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I suffer from this terrible disease & in terrible burning pain to my feet 24-7. Thx for taking time out of your busy schedule to help me.
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Thanks for your quick reply! I was told its carpal tunnel but reading your explanation obviously it's not. Thank you
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I have had extremely painful neuropathy for 10 years plus & hate it.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, OH
Graduated 1997MD

Affiliations

Bethesda north hospital
Good samaritan hospital
The jewish hospital
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