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Dr. Brad Eilerman

Endocrinology
Covington, KY
21 years experience male

Locations

St. Elizabeth Regional Diabetes Center

Covington, KY

Address

1500 James Simpson Jr., Covington, KY
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 7:20am - 4:00pm
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Fax

8596558911

Insurances accepted

Aetna Life Insurance Company

Anthem BC Life & Health Insurance Company

Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Kentucky

Humana Insurance Company

UnitedHealth Group

About

Bio

<i>Bradley Eilerman, MD</i> graduated cum laude from Centre College with a B.S. in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry. He obtained his M.D. with high distinction from the University of Kentucky where he was inducted in the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society and was awarded the Endocrine Society Achievement Award. He is currently a candidate for a Masters in Health Informatics at Northern Kentucky University. Brad completed his internship in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at Vanderbilt Medical Center and finished his residency at The University Hospital of Cincinnati and Children’s Hospital Medical Center. He went on to fellowship training in Adult Neurodevelopmental Disabilities at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism at the University of Cincinnati. He holds board certifications in Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism and Obesity Medicine. Brad currently works as a clinical endocrinologist at the St. Elizabeth Regional Diabetes Center in the Greater Cincinnati area. Brad is currently on the speaker’s board of Sanofi, Novo Nordisk, Glaxo Smith Klein, BMS, Amylin, Merck, BI, Vivus, Amarin and Abbott Pharmaceuticals. He is sub-Investigator in clinical trials for Sanofi, Amylin, and Orexigen. He developed insulin dosing software as co-founder of Endometrix LLC and is currently in the process of launching a product with a major pharmaceutical company.

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Endocrinology

Doctor Q&A

340 Answers
186 Agrees
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brad Eilerman
Endocrinology 21 years experience
Fatigue : Fatigue is extremely non specific. First, make sure you are getting sleep of adequate length and quality. Second, look for side effects of what you ... Read More
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brad Eilerman
Endocrinology 21 years experience
Autoimmune: Grave's disease (a very common kind of hyperthyroidism) and RA are both autoimmune diseases.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brad Eilerman
Endocrinology 21 years experience
PCOS and Fertility: The combination of Insulin resistance and high testosterone is pcos can negatively affect ovulation and fertility. This does not make you infertile. ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brad Eilerman
Endocrinology 21 years experience
Post Partum Depressi: Its sounds like you may have post partum depression. Please see your physician. There are definitely ways to help you feel happier.
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brad Eilerman
Endocrinology 21 years experience
No: Vitamin k is a clotting cofactor and would not prevent any kind of clotting. In fact, people vitamin k deficiency have difficulty clotting.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brad Eilerman
Endocrinology 21 years experience
Bleeding: Consider implantation bleeding, if you are sexually active, this could indicate pregnancy..
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brad Eilerman
Endocrinology 21 years experience
Maybe : If your alopecia is truly androgenic, then, by definition, it is driven by androgen (dht). Spironolactone will provide blockade which may help. Your... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brad Eilerman
Endocrinology 21 years experience
Autoimmunity: These are all likely connected through a predisposition to develop autoimmunity. I would recommend screening for addison's disease as well.
A member asked:
Dr. Brad Eilerman
Endocrinology 21 years experience
Menopause: It isn't definitive but an fsh of 66 is suggestive of an ovary not producing estrogen or follicles.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brad Eilerman
Endocrinology 21 years experience
Hormone replacement: Its never a good idea to take a hormone as a supplement unless there is a deficiency. Even in some hormone deficiencies, the drawbacks to replacement... Read More
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brad Eilerman
Endocrinology 21 years experience
Surgery or therapy: While fiber can be helpful early on with hemorrhoids it sounds like you may need surgery or a procedure like banding or cautery in order to get this r... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brad Eilerman
Endocrinology 21 years experience
Very bad idea: The fact that non-therapeutic testosterone is illegal means that there is no significant evidence that Clomid (clomiphene) or HCG protects the pituita... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brad Eilerman
Endocrinology 21 years experience
Pneumonia: Consider pneumonia. Also consider inflammation of the lining surrounding the lung or chest muscles. See your physician.
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brad Eilerman
Endocrinology 21 years experience
Parathyroid likely: When high calcium levels are seen, an apparent thyroid nodule is actually an intrathyroidal parathyroid gland.
A 66-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brad Eilerman
Endocrinology 21 years experience
Excessive sweating: While excessive sweating can be common as a vasomotor symptom of the post menopausal woman, also consider conditions such as Insulin resistance and hy... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brad Eilerman
Endocrinology 21 years experience
Diabetes: Type 1 diabetes is the destruction of the Insulin producing cells of the pancreas by the immune system. Type 2 diabetes is the cobonation of a resis... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brad Eilerman
Endocrinology 21 years experience
DXA: It's a myth that: a DEXA scan is the one way to diagnose osteoporosis.
A female asked:
Dr. Brad Eilerman
Endocrinology 21 years experience
None: Vitamins and hormones are different.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brad Eilerman
Endocrinology 21 years experience
Timing: It would effect a test if it was within about 8 hour of a glucose test. It would not affect a hemoglobin a1c test.
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brad Eilerman
Endocrinology 21 years experience
Autoimmunity: Some diabetes insipidus is caused by a condition which is called hypophysitis (pituitary inflammation) -- which is sometimes autoimmune. Celiac is ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brad Eilerman
Endocrinology 21 years experience
Anti thyroid therapy: The strategy of suppression and replacement addresses and largely eliminates the frequent dose titrations required by drugs like carbimazole. The dow... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brad Eilerman
Endocrinology 21 years experience
It Depends: That is generally a really low dose of levothyroxine. Also, you may want a work up for anti-parietal cell antibodies if the B12 deficiency is associa... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brad Eilerman
Endocrinology 21 years experience
Now: A pregnancy test would be valid now in most cases.
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brad Eilerman
Endocrinology 21 years experience
Not likely: If you are pregnant this is unlikely to be a symptom. Consider a urinary tract infection or noninfectious (honeymoon) cystitis.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brad Eilerman
Endocrinology 21 years experience
Cushing's syndrome: Cushing's syndrome can be caused by high level of steroid medications, adrenal enlargement or tumors, or pituitary tumors stimulating the adrenals. O... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brad Eilerman
Endocrinology 21 years experience
Whole thyroid: Dessicated thyroid hormone has variable amount of T4 and t3 (liothyronine). While T4 has a long half life and maintains even levels in general, T3 (l... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brad Eilerman
Endocrinology 21 years experience
Fat Freeze: While i'm not sure what fat freezing does or how safe/effective it is, tamoxifen should not make it worse.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brad Eilerman
Endocrinology 21 years experience
PCOS and Fertility: The combination of Insulin resistance and high testosterone is pcos can negatively affect ovulation and fertility. This does not make you infertile. ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brad Eilerman
Endocrinology 21 years experience
Testosterone: Low testosterone can effect spermatogenesis. Also, underlying conditions which cause low testosterone (pituitary disease, testicular disease) can al... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brad Eilerman
Endocrinology 21 years experience
PTH: Low vitamin d or a diet low in calcium can cause PTH elevation in the setting of normal calcium. Also kidney problems can cause a similar process due... Read More
A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brad Eilerman
Endocrinology 21 years experience
Hypertension: Hypertension of this kind needs medical evaluation. Consider pheochromocytoma with the presence of cold sweats.
A female asked:
Dr. Brad Eilerman
Endocrinology 21 years experience
Weight loss : I would recommend seeing a dietician who is experienced in identifying eating disorders.
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brad Eilerman
Endocrinology 21 years experience
Needs follow up: In thyroid cancer, increases in tg necessitate follow up to rule out metastasis.
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brad Eilerman
Endocrinology 21 years experience
Hypoglycemia: Blood sugar drops to that degree could represent serious metabolic disease and should be investigated by an endocrinologist.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brad Eilerman
Endocrinology 21 years experience
Pregnancy Test: You could likely detect a pregnancy now with a sensitive hpt if you conceived on feb 2. If you continue without a period, retest -- as false negativ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Brad Eilerman
Endocrinology 21 years experience
Unlikely: While certainly not impossible, pregnany is extremely unlikely given the timing, anatomy, and use of post-coital contraception.
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brad Eilerman
Endocrinology 21 years experience
Vit and hyperthyroid: Unfortunately there are no vitamins which have evidence to help with hyperthyroidism. Depending on the cause, prescription drugs or procedures are us... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brad Eilerman
Endocrinology 21 years experience
It depends: Physical symptoms like you describe can happen with very strong emotions. If you were feeling strong emotions when you cried, than it is possible thi... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brad Eilerman
Endocrinology 21 years experience
Exopthalmos: No natural remedies are helpful for exopthalmos. Steroids can help in some cases, but many cases require surgery if severe. Smoking also makes exo... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brad Eilerman
Endocrinology 21 years experience
Cold Sweats: Cold sweats can mean many things including inflammatory disease, infection, hormone changes (testosterone, thyroid). See your physician.
A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brad Eilerman
Endocrinology 21 years experience
Neuropathy: Consider evaluation for neuropathy, which can be very painful and is often worse at night.
A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brad Eilerman
Endocrinology 21 years experience
Hounsfield Units: Hounsfield Units are used to described the density of an area on MRI. This can be relevant in the attempt to determine the nature of the lesion.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brad Eilerman
Endocrinology 21 years experience
Diabetes: There is no evidence that a hemoglobin A1c of 5.6 is superior to a 6.5. She can likely reduce her dose. It wuld be unlikely that she needs no medici... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brad Eilerman
Endocrinology 21 years experience
Thyroid Symptoms: Hypothyroidism causes cold intolerance, weight gain, dry skin, hair loss and fatigue. Hyperthyroidism causes heat intolerance, weight loss, heart irr... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brad Eilerman
Endocrinology 21 years experience
Hypoglycemia: It could be hypoglycemia. Serious hypoglycemia (low blood glucose) is unlikely in those who do not have disorders of insulin production like diabetes... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brad Eilerman
Endocrinology 21 years experience
Computer screen eyes: Yes. When staring at a computer screen for a long time, we tend to blink less. Blinking helps clear irritants from the eye.
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brad Eilerman
Endocrinology 21 years experience
Bowel movements : I cannot think of a relationship between hunger and diarrhea if you are obese.
A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brad Eilerman
Endocrinology 21 years experience
Pain and Sugar: Yes, pain can increase cortisol (a stress hormone) which makes the body more resistant to insulin. This causes the blood glucose to rise. Also, Ep... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brad Eilerman
Endocrinology 21 years experience
Fevers: The presence of fevers of unknown origin is concerning and deserves evaluation. This can be caused by unidentified infection or inflammation of anoth... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brad Eilerman
Endocrinology 21 years experience
1000 Cal Diet: A 1000 kcal diet is safe if nutritionally balanced. Most 47 year old women can expect between 1-2 pounds of weight loss a week with this diet (more i... Read More

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Mar 4, 2013
trustworthy physician who provides answers with solid, scientific supports. highly recommended.
Excellent person and endocrinologist!
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Eilerman is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thank you for responding. Was going to buy some but guess I want now. I believe I have lots of water weight though. Need another solution
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This made me feel good. Thanks! thanks for explaining i had two endos that had no idea why my calcium was high but my PTH was low normal. thanks!
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Thanks. I am on the medication. I tske it periodically for appetite. I was also diagnosed with MG 2 yrs. ago. The symptoms reappear after us

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Kentucky College of Medicine, KY
Graduated 2001MD

Residency

University of Cincinnati
Completed 2008

Awards

Cincinnati's Top Doctors 2009-2013
Top Doctor, First Place, Covington, KY - Winter
2013
Most Influential, First Place, Covington, KY - Winter
2013

Affiliations

St. Elizabeth Physicians
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