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Dr. Barbara Hummel

Family Medicine
West Allis, WI
34 years experience

Locations

Office

West Allis, WI

Address

2424 South 90th Street, Suite 302, West Allis, WI
Directions

Insurances accepted

Aetna Life Insurance Company

Assurant Inc

Cigna

About

Bio

Independent, solo family physician practicing full scope family medicine. All ages and all medical conditions are covered. House calls are available for special needs.

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Family Medicine

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

72 Answers
3 Agrees
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barbara Hummel
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Date of conception: If you are 7 weeks and 4 days pregnant you would most likely have conceived on february 8th.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barbara Hummel
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Pregnancy test: Any line, whether faint or dark on a home pregnancy test is positive. It is possible to have a false negative test but if it is positive then it is p... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Barbara Hummel
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Blood pressure: Blood pressure is not a static or constant number -- it is affected by anxiety, activity and foods or drinks as well as salt intake and weight. Adopt... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barbara Hummel
Family Medicine 34 years experience
2 missed periods: I suggest that you check another pregnancy test and if it is negative you need to see your physician especially if this is new for you. There are a n... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Hummel
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Hyperthyroid: Hyperthyroid is a condition of overactive thyroid and usually results in weight loss because it increases the metabolism. One would have to eat far m... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barbara Hummel
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Skin rash : It sounds like you are having an allergic reaction to one or both of the antibiotics or a reaction to the staph. I recommend that you go to see your ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Hummel
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Slow destruction: Start by putting a small hole in the end of the nipple and enlarging the hole every few days. It won't take long before they get frustrated enough to... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Hummel
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Drug tests: The only.Way to avoid having marijuana show up in a drug screen is to avoid it for a month or so. There is no quick way to get it out of your system.... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Hummel
Family Medicine 34 years experience
MRSA: Mrsa is a problem for everyone whether in a hospital or not. It is difficult to treat and is developing more and more resistance to the new antibioti... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Hummel
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Aphthous ulcers: There is no quick cure but using a combination of liquid mylanta and liquid Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and applying a small amount of the combination ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Hummel
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Cystoscopy and pain: The fiber optic cystoscope is very small and should be well lubricated when introduced into the bladder so there may be a pressure and mild discomfort... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Hummel
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Across the hips, low: A lapbelt should be worn low, under the abdomen and across the hips. This is especially true for pregnant women. The shoulder strap should be betwee... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barbara Hummel
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Meds in pregnancy: I would doubt that the physician would give you an antibiotic that would not be safe in pregnancy. Emergency room physicians usually defer to obstetr... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barbara Hummel
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Cough + cold symptom: It would be difficult to determine what is causing this without being seen. Green mucus can occur in the morning naturally as a cold is resolving and... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Hummel
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Jaw or tooth pain: The medications one would use depends on what is causing the pain. If there is an abscess then an antibiotic and drainage of the access is necessary.... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Hummel
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Thyroid: An underactive thyroid can cause very dry skin and hair but an overactive thyroid can cause oily hair and very smooth skin. Other symptoms of an over... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Barbara Hummel
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Thyroid and pregnant: It is certainly possible to become pregnant while taking thyroid medication but i recommend close follow-up to make sure that you are on the appropria... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Barbara Hummel
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Hyperthyroid: Hyperthyroid means an overactive thyroid and can be caused by a number of conditions including inflammation (thyroiditis) but it does not usually go a... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Barbara Hummel
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Hyperthyroid: Hopefully, it means that the medication is controlling the overactive thyroid. Follow closely with your physician for blood tests to make sure that i... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Hummel
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Swollen eyelid: It depends on the cause of the swelling and discoloration. If it is from trauma (being hit) then ice is the best remedy. If it is from an insect bit... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barbara Hummel
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Chest pain & nausea: I highly recommend that you return to the emergency room if the pain has worsened.
A female asked:
Dr. Barbara Hummel
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Vaginal lesions: I would suggest you see your family physician or gynecologist for an exam. This could be an indication of vaginal warts. For older women, it could b... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Hummel
Family Medicine 34 years experience
LEEP: I recommend that you get back to see the physician who performed the procedure. You should have their contact information. In the meantime, avoid an... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Hummel
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Eye pain: I would suggest that you go to an emergency room. This could be anything from an infection to severe glaucoma -- a true eye emergency.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Hummel
Family Medicine 34 years experience
BCP side effects: Not common to have side effects after the first pill but not unheard of either to have mild nausea after the first pill as your body adjusts to the le... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barbara Hummel
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Irregular menstrual : You might want to check a pregnancy test. If it is negative then you should see your primary care physician.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barbara Hummel
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Ankle injury: You should have this evaluated since your symptoms can indicate a severe sprain bur could be a chip fracture. Your primary care physician can order a... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Hummel
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Yeast infection: I recommend that you treat the yeast infection before you have any sexual encounter for a couple of reasons -- it can be very uncomfortable and can sp... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Barbara Hummel
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Smoking and sperm: If you smoke it could damage the sperm and that could mean that the sperm would not join with the ovum to create an embryo or the embryo would be abno... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barbara Hummel
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Date of conception: If you are 8 weeks on march 20th then you most likely conceived on february 6th.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barbara Hummel
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Diet: The number of calories you should eat depends on many things -- are you under weight or over weight. How active are you. The number of calories need... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barbara Hummel
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Early pregnancy: I suspect that this is shorthand for an ultrasound on a pregnant women who is less than 14 weeks by dates. It is to be done both externally and with ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Hummel
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Yeast infections: Over the counter Monistat is still the best medication to use for vaginal yeast infections. If this does not stop the symptoms then you need to see y... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Hummel
Family Medicine 34 years experience
No: Fetal alcohol syndrome can occur with even small amounts of alcohol consumed during the pregnancy. Alcohol should be avoided completely.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Hummel
Family Medicine 34 years experience
See primary MD: Why not talk to your primary care physician. Most times they can tell what it is or they can obtain a culture to get a diagnosis when the rash is pre... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Hummel
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Breast mass: Other than a biopsy of the lump there is no guaranteed way of telling is something is a cancer or not. Mammogram, ultrasound or breast MRI may indic... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Hummel
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Osteoporosis risks: Yes, men can get osteoporosis. Most men have an advantage because they have a higher bone density then women to start so they usually develop osteopo... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Hummel
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Cystoscope +pain: It is not uncommon to have discomfort or pain for the first day following the cystoscopy but it is not common to have the pain for three days. I reco... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barbara Hummel
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Labrynthitis: Labrynthitis is an inflammation of the middle ear that can cause dizziness. Usually it is caused by a virus but persists for a period of time even af... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Hummel
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Baptism: Yes, it can be baptized in the nursery and a nurse, a doctor or a parent can do it if a minister or priest isn't available.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Hummel
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Lost tampon: You are not alone. When i worked in the emergency room i removed many a lost tampon. I suggest that you see your physician and have it removed as so... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barbara Hummel
Family Medicine 34 years experience
No: The odds are that 25 % of the children will be a carrier. Each child has a 1 in 4 change of being a carrier but since the one partner is normal the c... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Hummel
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Thyroid hormone: If anyone has "low thyroid" they need to be on thyroid hormone replacement -- period. The thyroid is the director of all the other organs in the body... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Hummel
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Hepatitis from tatto: If the artist reuses the same needle than you would be exposed to any number of infections including hepatitis if his previous clients had the infecti... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Hummel
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Missed periods: There are any number of reasons for missed periods including pregnancy, malnutrition, extreme exercising, polycystic ovaries and certain medications i... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Hummel
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Vaginal irritation: Any number of things can cause swelling and redness of the vulva and vagina including yeast infection, contact allergy or local skin infection. I rec... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barbara Hummel
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Diabetes: Unfortunately, there is no such thing as "pre-diabetes" -- much as there is no such thing as being partially pregnant. Good for you for losing the w... Read More
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barbara Hummel
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Skin ulcers: Skin breakdown in the tail bone area can occur from pressure such as sitting for long periods and can happen faster when adding heat from a heating pa... Read More
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Hummel
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Travel in pregnancy: I would not recommend that a pregnant women at 30 weeks sit in a car for 1800 miles or 24 to 30 hours. The uterus and baby apply pressure on the bloo... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barbara Hummel
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Pregnant after tubal: The only way i know would be in-vitro fertilization. This would entail having a fertilized egg placed not the uterus. It is very expensive but i don... Read More

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I know her and can confirm she is a wonderful physician.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Hummel is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Hummel is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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thanks a lot because my baby is beta thalesminia major patient .i need alots of information about this disease.
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Thanks for your quick reply! TY. It was an urgent care dr, he did a "flu test" came back negative
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you, answer was quick and helpful

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Medical College of Wisconsin, WI
Graduated 1988MD

Awards

Elected Top Doctor in Milwaukee by Milwaukee Magazine annually since 2009

Affiliations

Aurora West Allis Medical Center
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