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Dr. Danny Proffitt

Family Medicine
Fayetteville, AR
44 years experience male

Locations

UAMS Northwest Family Medical Center-Fayetteville

Fayetteville, AR

Address

1125 N. College Avenue, Fayetteville, AR
Directions

My office hours

Tuesday: 0800am - 1700pm
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Fax

4795278723

Insurances accepted

Aetna

Arkansas Blue Cross Blue Shield

Golden Rule Insurance Company

Medicare

Medicaid

QualChoice of Arkansas

UMR

United HealthCare Insurance Company

Office

Fayetteville, AR

About

Bio

Born and raised in Dyess, AR. This is the home of Johnny Cash. Located in NE AR north of Memphis, TN. Dyess was the first planned community and a WPA project in the early 30's under the Roosevelt Administration. Fascinating history. Attened ASU in Jonesboro, AR and then UAMS in Little Rock. Residency in Family Medicine at UAMS AHEC-NW Family Practice Residency Program in Fayetteville, AR. Married Anita Kirk and have 3 boys, twins, David and John and then Andrew. Have practice Family Medicine as an academic career all of my career. Love men's choral singing and am a founding member of the "Singing Men of Arkansas" a 60 voice men's acapella chorus (www.singingmenofarkansas.org). I love chronic disease management, men's health, procedural medicine, health policy, health system disign, photography, gardening and landscaping, travel, Razorback Football, Basketball, Baseball, Track and Field and anything Razorback.

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Family Medicine

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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Get evaluation.: Off the cuff, you sound as though you may have an irritable bowel. There is much history to be taken and an exam of body and stool is in order. I wo... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Ingrown hair: It appears you have had a hair grow inward in the hair follicle. This happens. This then acts as a foreign body and irritation sets in. Plugging th... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Yes: This medication is by prescription only and is in the class called ace inhibitors. This medication works at the kidney level and is a very good anti-... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Inflammation: Most likely you have a condition called costochondritis. This is due to poor blood flow to the cartilage of the lower ribs. Correct your posture and... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Difficult to say?: You may have gotten in to an allergen that has plugged up your eustachian tube giving you an ear ache along with the runny nose, tearing eyes and ha. ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Qualified: Dosage of medications that are equivalent can be given in any form at any age as long as the patient is able to take the method of administration. If... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Prominent artery: There are arterial supplies to the sex organs. You blood supply may be more prominent and closer to the surface and to the organ itself. It is under... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Assuming things here: I assume you are referring to vaginal moisture with sexual excitement? Many things can contribute to this. In a 22 year old, this is usually not a p... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Probably no concenr: It would not be out of the ordinary to have some intermenstrual spotting on occasion. Absent any alarming symptoms and not being pregnant, one could ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Difficult to know: Pending your overall health, medications, prior illnesses and any known digestive issues, one would be concerned with these symptoms. Can't say i kno... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Could be?: These types of medications, especially Cimetidine (tagamet) are know to cause breast tenderness. Itching? I am not so sure about, however, if there i... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Happy more often?: Really nothing except experiencing the pleasure of orgasm. If one is ejaculating to the point that it interferes with lifestyle, work, relationships,... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Herpes Zoster: Shingles is a resurrection of the chicken pox virus living in nerve tissue deep in the body near the brain or spinal cord. The virus reactivates usua... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Can vary: Acute bronchitis usually last from 5-7 days to up to 2 weeks. Depending on the person, symptoms my persist for a couple of weeks up to a month. Some... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Diversion: Try to think of thoughts that are very contrary to sexual imagery and things that stimulate you. Things like pink elephants and such. Hard to get ha... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Perhaps never!: Swaddling may wrap it up in a neat package and it may give the babe a sense of security and such but I am not aware and have never been taughts that o... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Many: An increased TSH means you do not have enough thyroid hormone circulating & being used. This is hypothyroidism. Symptoms are many. Tiredness, depres... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Several things: It is not normal, first. Second, what are the symptoms other than pain and blood. Fever? Trauma? Flank pain? History of kidney stones? Are you h... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Several: I start with antihistamines. Otc are available. Benadryl, (diphenhydramine) loratadine, zyrtec & others. Next, use nasal steroids sprayed directly... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Try and see!: If you can reach your penis and you can stimulate yourself to pleasure, you are masturbating.
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Periodontal Disease: Bleeding gums and retraction of the gums away from the teeth are signs of periodontal disease. Apart from brusing with a soft brush, gently flossing ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Let's see?: Ineffective or incomplete treatment may be the cause. One can get continually re-infected depending on sexual practices. Is your sex partner circumc... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Depends: When the benefits outweigh the risks, the patient is not willing to further suffer the effects of the rectocoele and when the patient and the doctor c... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Depends: It would depend on what the vaginal infection is. If it is yeast or bacterial vaginitis or trichomonas, then maybe not much. If one is concerned wit... Read More
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine 44 years experience
No advice!: Sleeping with or without underwear is strictly a personal preference. There is no reason to wear underwear (if you choose) and no reason not to wear ... Read More
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A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Several: You may have an infection. This is deep down inside multiple layers of skin kissing each other and can cause your symptoms. You may have gotten an i... Read More
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A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Time: If you have been off adderal for a 24-36 hour period, it is essentially out of your system. You may experience some side effects from not being on th... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine 44 years experience
It can: By 18, most boys/men have reached the maturity of what the penis will be.
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Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Not sure of ?: There is not stool in the stomach. There is recently ingested and either undigested or partially digested foods in the stomach. It is not stool unti... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Iron overload: This disease, if advanced, causes increased red blood cells, increased iron, and "thick blood". You may not be well hydrated. Are you on an aspirin?... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Hard to say?: If one is able to walk after this type of injury, and there is bruising and swelling, usually one can determine after elevating the extremity, placing... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Sebaceous cysts.: Most likely these are plugged oil glands in the lobe of the ear and in the skin behind the ears. This is a common condition. Warm compresses and obs... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine 44 years experience
May well be normal.: Periods can vary and be stable for long periods of time and then change for short periods of time. Absent any other issues with your health both phys... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Yes: If it is safe to have sex, it is safe to masturbate. If concerned, ask your obstetrician.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Yes: Uless your doctor tells you differently, there should be not problem.. Lubricated sex will be safer than the trauma of unlubricated sex.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Depends: Menigococcal meningitis is an extremely contagious form of bacterial meningitis. There are reports of exposure to and death withing a 24 hour period.... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Certainly: Primary and secondary prevention is available. One would want to do everything possible to prevent an issue from occuring. Once the disease is prese... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Yes: Hemochromatosis is the most common of genetic diseases. It can have variable penitrance and manifest briskly or insiduoulsy. It is usually not manif... Read More
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Probably not: Pin worms are contracted from anal to oral transmission of the eggs of the pinworm laid at the opening of the anus. They are not in the oral cavity p... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Worsening or recurre: An exacerbation means a process has an acute recurrence of a previous or chronic problem. An acute exacerbation of COPD would be someone with COPD th... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine 44 years experience
CDC: Go to the cdc, center for disease control web site and see if you can find some good info. You may find it on the department of agriculture web site ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Communnicate: There must be good open communication and a good locus of control for the male. He may have issues in the subconscious, issues with medicaitons or dr... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Irregular periods: One may experience irregular periods or no periods at all. Nausea and breast tenderness may occur. Weight changes and fluid retention can be present... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Hormones: As the pituitary and adrenal glands mature in the pre-teen and teen years, testosterone is produced by the testicles and many changes occur. Facial h... Read More
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Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Probably/Unsure: After a fracture and the immobilization required to let the fx heal, the joints can freeze up. You should work with your doctor, the orthopedist or w... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Probably guilt: Depending on your age, maturity and preparation for sexual maturity, and depending upon moral, ethical and religious beliefs, one could have a sense o... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Yes: Many people have had to have the pancrease (pancrelipase) removed. This causes many health issues. First, there is diabetes due to this being the or... Read More
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Yes: This is the best way to take the ocp. This will give you the best chance for success of the pill. Most should be taken withing a couple of hours of ... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Lubrication: May sure you have good hygeine, clean with soap and water and dry thoroughly. Then apply a lubricant like vaseline or some other petrolatum tyype pro... Read More
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Moisture: Lack of moisture is the main problem. Soaking in water, barely drying and then slathering with petrolatum or a petrolatum type product is key. Avoid... Read More
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Apr 7, 2013
Answers patient's questions in a timely manner. Very knowledgeable!
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Jan 26, 2012
Why do I recommend Dr. Proffitt? One simple reason, not only the expert prompt response, but the kind thoughtful words at the end, "Best to you." Lovely, simply lovely.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Proffitt is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you so much I was para form bad Harley accident I could not move my legs I had a baby prayed everyday that I woul walk with her Iam walking but I have no balance is there any Dr that you can re...Read More
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thank you. unfortunately my supervisor will not do a darn thing about it. this person contracted it from her pot belly pig. i told her from previous experience with my son when he was 2 he got it from...Read More
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thank u for the info. i was taking enzime pills 6 years ago they had told me to eat right and it wouldnt cause a problem but i have been esting right. and evert now and then,like once a month per say ...Read More

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences/UAMS College of Medicine, AR
Graduated 1978MD

Residency

UAMS AHEC-NW Family Practice Residency Program-Fayetteville, AR

Awards

President, Arkansas Academy of Family Physicians, 2009-2010
Top Doctor, First Place, Arkansas - Winter
2013
Most Influential, First Place, Arkansas - Winter
2013
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