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Dr. Philip Kern

Endocrinology
Lexington, KY
43 years experience male

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Lexington, KY

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Lexington, KY
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University of Kentucky

Lexington, KY

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Endocrinology

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

1.7K Answers
291 Agrees
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Kern
Endocrinology 43 years experience
Be careful: I don't know what "phenomenon diet pills" are. There are over the counter diet aids, which are not very effective, and there are prescription pills which are helpful, but not a substitute for a healthy lifestyle and should only be prescribed by a qualified provider.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Kern
Endocrinology 43 years experience
Diet & T1D: This looks like the "macrobiotic" diet. Whole grains and veggies generally constitute good nutrition. It is carb heavy and you may need more insulin. How are you controlling your glu now? Pump? Sensor? Basal/bolus with frequent testing? Suggest getting your glu under control first and have a plan for making adjustments. You may need help from your endocrinologist.
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Kern
Endocrinology 43 years experience
Beware vitamins: "Thyroid Energy" is loaded with iodine and tyrosine. It is intended to stimulate your thyroid. If you are hyperthyroid, the last thing you need is more stimulation. BTW, it really will not stimulate an underactive thyroid either. Our diet is loaded with iodine, and more will not help.

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Apr 28, 2013
Timely and accurate answers.
Nov 23, 2013
Thank you. Great answers!
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Oct 30, 2013
Dr. Kern has not only been very prompt but also helped understand a medical situation that was getting very critical analysis from other doctors. Thank you Dr. Kern. I highly appreciate your feedback...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Have had vitiligo & muliple Thyroid nodules for about eight-10 years, Electrolyte imbalance past few years, & recent CAT says Adrenal Mass...now waiting for 1st Endo app...Read More
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! In the past I had low cortisol that got me hospitalized after a virul inf. Heart rate was messed up with cold sensitivity had cort injectio
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! I have been seeing A doctor for this and she thought it was hashis as well. All tests are saying it is not. I have had bad anxiety for 2yrs

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

New York Medical College, NY
Graduated 1978MD
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