Dr. Brad Eilerman

Endocrinology
Covington, KY
22 years experience male

Locations

St. Elizabeth Regional Diabetes Center

Covington, KY

Address

1500 James Simpson Jr., Covington, KY
Directions

My office hours

Thursday: 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.

Specialties
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Endocrinology

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340 Answers
186 Agrees
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brad Eilerman
Endocrinology 22 years experience
Neck lumps: The lump behind your ear is almost definitely a lymph node. The lump by the thyroid could also be a lymph node. I suspect an infectious rather than ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brad Eilerman
Endocrinology 22 years experience
Hypothyroidism: Absolutely. Thyroid labs are very appropriate here.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brad Eilerman
Endocrinology 22 years experience
Bioidentical hormone: Bio identical hormone therapy is not usually covered by insurance. The hormones have hormone actions just like pharmaceutical hormone replacement, bu... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brad Eilerman
Endocrinology 22 years experience
Hair loss: Hair follicles are very sensitive to changes in the body. Factors such as changes in sex steroids, cortisol and thyroid hormones can cause hair loss.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brad Eilerman
Endocrinology 22 years experience
Acne: I don't believe there are data. If there are concerns for hormonal causes of acne, i would recommend testing for serum androgens and shbg.
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A female asked:
Dr. Brad Eilerman
Endocrinology 22 years experience
Other possibilities: Remember, although unlikely, you could also be pregnant if you are sexually active.
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brad Eilerman
Endocrinology 22 years experience
Yeast: Poorly controlled blood glucose can predispose one to yeast infections. These itching spots could be yeast.
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brad Eilerman
Endocrinology 22 years experience
Diet and diabetes: A diet that high in fat is unlikely to be helpful. Add in 20-30% in high fiber carbs and increase protein to 40%.
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brad Eilerman
Endocrinology 22 years experience
Not typically : Thyroid cysts are usually within the thyroid.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brad Eilerman
Endocrinology 22 years experience
No: There is no evidence baking powder does anything for face size.
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brad Eilerman
Endocrinology 22 years experience
Follow closely: Thyroid labs can change during pregnancy. There may have been a false positive initially. Repeating labs during the pregnancy will reveal a change.
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A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brad Eilerman
Endocrinology 22 years experience
Heart and Insulin: Hypoglycemia is the only mechanism other than pain or anxiety which could cause the heart to race after an Insulin shot.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brad Eilerman
Endocrinology 22 years experience
Possible : As these medications can affect Dopamine and serotonin, it can affect the pituitary hormones that influence periods including and most notably prolact... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brad Eilerman
Endocrinology 22 years experience
Bioidentical hormone: Bioidentical hormone therapy contains pharmacologically active hormones just like traditional hormone therapy. Unfortunately, they do not have the sa... Read More
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A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brad Eilerman
Endocrinology 22 years experience
No: A diet of pure carbohydrate is unlikely to be healthy for anyone and especially not someone with type 2 diabetes.
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brad Eilerman
Endocrinology 22 years experience
Hypothyroidism : Hypothyroidism can cause a megalobastic (large cell) anemia, high ldl, and high triglycerides.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brad Eilerman
Endocrinology 22 years experience
PCOS : The genetic basis for pcos will always be with you. Worsening is likely due to increased Insulin resistance and estrogen to testosterone production d... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brad Eilerman
Endocrinology 22 years experience
Unknown: The answer to this question is dependent on there being a clear definitive physiologic difference in body type. These are description of a common end... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brad Eilerman
Endocrinology 22 years experience
Why: The best way to prevent hair loss is to find out why hair is falling out. Some reasons include fungal infection, pcos, thyroid disease and some autoi... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brad Eilerman
Endocrinology 22 years experience
Stool smells: Certain infections like rotavirus and c. Diff have very distinct smells which one cold say has a foul-sweet smell. Malabsorption can cause a fatty st... Read More
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A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brad Eilerman
Endocrinology 22 years experience
Night Sweats: Night sweats can mean many things including inflammatory disease, infection, hormone changes (estrogen, thyroid). See your physician.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brad Eilerman
Endocrinology 22 years experience
Weight Gain : Hypothyroidism can cause weight gain by slowing the basal metabolic rate. Identifying hypothyroidism early and treating appropriately should avoid an... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brad Eilerman
Endocrinology 22 years experience
Progesterone: Certain forms of congenital adrenal hyperplasia raise 17 hydroxyprogesterone -- a cortisol precursor.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brad Eilerman
Endocrinology 22 years experience
Muffled Hearing: This is often due to fluid in the middle ear. Often decongestants or antihistamines can help. A formal exam of the ear canal and middle ear would be... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brad Eilerman
Endocrinology 22 years experience
Perhaps: If the hair loss is due to excess testosterone, then birth control can raise a protein called sex hormone binding globulin and bind free testosterone,... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brad Eilerman
Endocrinology 22 years experience
Yes: Fertile, by definition, means that you could become pregnant.
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A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brad Eilerman
Endocrinology 22 years experience
Insulin resistance: Insulin resistance prevents Insulin from doing the job of letting glucose into cells. This (theoretically) triggers carb cravings. Agents which trea... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brad Eilerman
Endocrinology 22 years experience
Glucoses: Less than 100 fasting is normal. Fasting glucose between 100-125 are indicative of impaired fasting glucose. 2 hr post prandial glucose betwee... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brad Eilerman
Endocrinology 22 years experience
It Depends: Diabetic control relies on matching Insulin needs and Insulin supplied. With type 1 diabetes this requires careful measurements of carbohydrate intak... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brad Eilerman
Endocrinology 22 years experience
Underlying causes: It depends on the cause. Low testosterone due to testicular damage or factors like pituitary tumors require replacement. Pharmaceutical testosterone... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brad Eilerman
Endocrinology 22 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
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brad Eilerman
Endocrinology 22 years experience
Mood: This could be a sign of anxiety or depression. Sometimes this can be due to physical changes like thyroid disease. Sometimes behavior such as good s... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brad Eilerman
Endocrinology 22 years experience
Hashimoto: Hashimoto's thyroiditis is chronic autoimmune thyroiditis. This is the most common form of thyroiditis. Other forms of thyroiditis include drug-indu... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brad Eilerman
Endocrinology 22 years experience
Hashimoto's: Cardiac complications only come in very severe hypothyroidism. It is extremely unlikely that you have thyroid disease to that severity, .
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brad Eilerman
Endocrinology 22 years experience
Not yourself : This question is very general and has many answers. Endocrine causes can include hypothyroidism. Also consider factors like sleep disturbance and dep... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brad Eilerman
Endocrinology 22 years experience
Reminders: Time your Insulin with reminders like a phone alarm or another trigger (picking up a fork = Insulin shot). Utilize pens and keep them in many places ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brad Eilerman
Endocrinology 22 years experience
Unlikely: No evidence that this is true.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brad Eilerman
Endocrinology 22 years experience
Medicine: If you have central di, it's really critical to get ddavp (desmopressin). Without it, you will always need free water continuously.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brad Eilerman
Endocrinology 22 years experience
Energy field: The body does not produce an energy field that is detectable beyond the ambient radiation of heat from your body. The adrenal glands have a role in m... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brad Eilerman
Endocrinology 22 years experience
Has: The progestin in Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) blocks receptors for the hormone aldosterone and testosterone. Testosterone blockade, along... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brad Eilerman
Endocrinology 22 years experience
Not really: Body odor is driven largely by the secretion of the apocrine glands which are metabolized by bacteria on the skin. Apocrine glands are hormonally res... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brad Eilerman
Endocrinology 22 years experience
Check labs: Binding proteins returning to normal lead many woman to return to their pre pregnancy dose. Factors like weight gain and breast feeding can keep a do... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brad Eilerman
Endocrinology 22 years experience
Discharge: The discharge coming from his penis is not likely semen. He should be checked for an infection right away.
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brad Eilerman
Endocrinology 22 years experience
Adrenal fatigue: Adrenal fatigue is not a recognized diagnosis in science based medicine. Although inconsistent with our understanding of adrenal physiology, the theo... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brad Eilerman
Endocrinology 22 years experience
Head rush: Hard to say with this little information. It may be orthostatic hypotension -- a drop in blood pressure with change in position.
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brad Eilerman
Endocrinology 22 years experience
Parathyroid recovery: It depends on the technique, but most minimally invasive techniques have minimal pain and rapid recovery.
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brad Eilerman
Endocrinology 22 years experience
Amiodarone: Amiodarone has a high concentration of iodine which can induce a destructive thyroiditis which can initially cause hyperthyroidism followed by hypothy... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brad Eilerman
Endocrinology 22 years experience
Choices: Pick your poison: cigarettes have nicotine which increases blood pressure and is associated with cardiovascular disease and cancer. Marijuana ha... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brad Eilerman
Endocrinology 22 years experience
Tumor Unlikely: While a very small tumor could be missed on ct scan, a very small tumor would not likely cause a severe headache. Consider migraine.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brad Eilerman
Endocrinology 22 years experience
Visceral fat: Visceral fat is associated with Insulin resistance. Insulin resistance is associated with a number of "hormone imbalances" including polycystic ovari... 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

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