Dr. Louis Krenn

Family Medicine
Springfield, MO
22 years experience male

Locations

CoxHealth Center Chesterfield

Springfield, MO

Address

3805 S. Kansas Expressway, Suite B, Springfield, MO
Directions

My office hours

Thursday: 8:00am - 12pm
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Insurances accepted

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Missouri

Cox Healthcare

UnitedHealthcare

Cox Health Systems HMO

Aetna Life Insurance Company

Aetna

Anthem BC Life & Health Insurance Company

About

Bio

Family Medicine physician practicing in Springfield, MO.

Specialties
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Family Medicine

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241 Answers
42 Agrees
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Krenn
Family Medicine 22 years experience
Depends: It depends on how well you control your diabetes and how long you actually had it prior to being diagnosed. A well controlled diabetic that is detecte... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Krenn
Family Medicine 22 years experience
Symptoms: Depresison is defined by a set of symptoms. These symptoms can include low mood, loss of interest and enjoyment, decreased energy, trouble focusing or... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Louis Krenn
Family Medicine 22 years experience
Yes, but be cautious: You can take codeine with other cough and cold medications. However, be careful taking more than one cough/cold medication at a time. Many of the pres... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Krenn
Family Medicine 22 years experience
Normal: This can be perfectly normal depending on the actual size difference. For most pieces of the body we are not equal on both sides. If there is a large ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Louis Krenn
Family Medicine 22 years experience
Doctor of Medicine: In the us you are an md if you studied at an allopathic medical school. We also have do, which are doctors of osteopathic medicine.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Krenn
Family Medicine 22 years experience
Yes: Both physical and emotional stresses can cause fluctuations with a woman's menstrual cycle. If you are extremely athletic, this may also be affecting ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Krenn
Family Medicine 22 years experience
Several possibilites: This could be due to a few different reasons. It could be heartburn or gastritis. It could also be a bad gallbladder. Another possibility would be ir... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Louis Krenn
Family Medicine 22 years experience
Lotions: You could use over the counter lotions. A topical steroid cream may help as well. You may want to limit hand-washing as well if safe to do so.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Krenn
Family Medicine 22 years experience
Paternity test: Going by the dates you provided, it is more likely that you conceived on the 28th, but because cycles can vary and our models are based on a 28 day cy... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Krenn
Family Medicine 22 years experience
Yes but...: This could be plugged hair follicle, but this usually presents as a painful bump on the surface of the skin, although it can sometimes feel like it is... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Krenn
Family Medicine 22 years experience
No: In the child diabetic, the general problem is that the pancreas quits producing Insulin so your body can not utilize the available sugar. In the adult... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Krenn
Family Medicine 22 years experience
Coritsone: You could try over-the-counter cortison cream, combined with a general lotion to help with itching. However, depending on the condition you are treati... Read More
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Krenn
Family Medicine 22 years experience
Not advised: I would not advised taking such a long flight that late in the pregnancy. You are an increased risk for blood clots while pregnant and that long of a ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Krenn
Family Medicine 22 years experience
Many reasons: Persons cough for various reasons. A cough can be associated with upper or lower respiratory infections, acid reflux, asthma (even without wheezing), ... Read More
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Krenn
Family Medicine 22 years experience
It can: Psoriasis can certainly show up in many places on the body, usually elbows, knees, limbs, and scalp. It can also flare at times. It will usually have ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Krenn
Family Medicine 22 years experience
Options: There are different options available for the closure of a patent foramen ovale. In some patients, no treatment is necessary so long as there are no a... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Krenn
Family Medicine 22 years experience
Interview: Your husband's doctor can discuss with you and he the concerns for depression. There are a set list of criteria that physicians look for when making t... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Louis Krenn
Family Medicine 22 years experience
1-2oz: A week old child will probably eat 1-2oz every 1-3 hours. Breast fed babies tend to want to eat more often, usually every 1-2 hours and should eat for... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Krenn
Family Medicine 22 years experience
MD vs RN: An anesthesiologist is a doctor who has gone through a residency program and is board certified in anesthesiology. A crna is a registered nurse who ha... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Krenn
Family Medicine 22 years experience
Counseling: You could try counseling. Studies suggest that counseling can be as effective as medication in treating depression. However, if your symptoms worsen y... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Krenn
Family Medicine 22 years experience
Lumbar puncture: Meningitis is diagnosed by obtaining fluid from around the spinal cord during a procedure called a lumbar puncture. The fluid is then analyzed for bac... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Krenn
Family Medicine 22 years experience
11 per 100,000: The above stat is quoted as the overall incidence of viral meningitis in various studies with the incidence being the highest in younger children and ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Krenn
Family Medicine 22 years experience
Food label: I would recommend reading food labels on a regular basis. They will tell you how much fat, including saturated fat, is in the foods you are eating. Pa... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Krenn
Family Medicine 22 years experience
Depends: It depends on any other problems you may have, but in the absence of liver disease tylenol (acetaminophen) in recommended amounts is safe. Also, in th... Read More
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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Louis Krenn
Family Medicine 22 years experience
Not really: There is no quick or easy way to reduce the effects of pradaxa.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Krenn
Family Medicine 22 years experience
Coagulation studies: If someone is suspected of having a blood clotting disorder, then that person usually undergoes a series of tests called coagulation studies to determ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Krenn
Family Medicine 22 years experience
It's possible: Tubal ligation does have a failure rate associated with it. Various studies give different numbers, but it's generally quoted as about 1 in 250 woman ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Krenn
Family Medicine 22 years experience
No: Cardiovascular disease will not lead to diabetes, but diabetes can lead to cardiovascular disease. Diabetes is caused either by a lack of Insulin prod... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Krenn
Family Medicine 22 years experience
Not really: Eating too much sugar can lead to being overweight, which can in turn lead to diabetes. However, the amount of sugar you consume itself does not cause... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Louis Krenn
Family Medicine 22 years experience
Many possibilities: This could be a result of several different issues and it greatly depends on your age and overall health. For young women this can be completely norma... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Krenn
Family Medicine 22 years experience
Contact your doc: You should contact your physician. Statins can cause muscle pain and weakness, however sometimes changing medication or lowering the dose can still al... Read More
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Louis Krenn
Family Medicine 22 years experience
Not really: Generally speaking there are no signs of elevated liver enzymes until you reach a state of severe disease. At this time you may experience some abdomi... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Krenn
Family Medicine 22 years experience
No: Several studies have been done in regards to cinnamon and control of diabetes and currently there is no definitive answer.
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Louis Krenn
Family Medicine 22 years experience
Incomplete treatment: If someone has been misdiagnosed and therefore not treated with the appropriate medication, your condition could worsen. Certainly at the least you ma... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Krenn
Family Medicine 22 years experience
Few things: This is likely a mild allergic reaction to something on your suit or the material it is made of. If this is a new suit, i would recommend washing it. ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Krenn
Family Medicine 22 years experience
Several things: Blood pressure can be decreased by losing weight, exercising, eating a low salt diet, moderate alcohol consumption, and taking medication. Lifestyle c... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Krenn
Family Medicine 22 years experience
Early vs late: Early symptoms of lymes (right after bite) can include a specific rash at the site of the bite, fatigue, headache, muscle and joint pain, fever, and s... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Louis Krenn
Family Medicine 22 years experience
No: While there is a failure rate to tubal ligation of approximately 1-4% over the 10 years after a tubal, it would be highly unlikely that the act of sex... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Louis Krenn
Family Medicine 22 years experience
Lotions: Generally, liberal use of most over the counter lotions will help heal dry, cracked heels. Putting lotion on before bedtime and covering with socks ma... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Krenn
Family Medicine 22 years experience
Alternate sites: Many blood sugar monitors available today offer what is called alternate site testing that allows persons to test in places besides fingers. Certain s... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Krenn
Family Medicine 22 years experience
Check the law: Each state usually has a law on the books that regulates what a physician or hospital can charge for copying medical records. You can check with your ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Krenn
Family Medicine 22 years experience
Makes you sick: Sudden discontinuation of antidepressants can lead to withdrawal symptoms which may include nausea, muscle aches, fatigue, jittery or anxious feeling,... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Krenn
Family Medicine 22 years experience
Be cautious: Patients with true clinical depression or anxiety tend to have significant symptoms that cannot easily be relieved without medication, therapy, or bo... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Krenn
Family Medicine 22 years experience
Probably not: Viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride) is indicated for the treatment of major depression. It does not have action on the norepinephrine receptors that me... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Krenn
Family Medicine 22 years experience
Low carbohyrate food: Anyone who is at risk for developing diabetes should follow a healthy diet low in carbohydrates, fat, and calories. This will help promote weight loss... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Krenn
Family Medicine 22 years experience
Sleep apnea: Another possibility coud be sleep apnea. Persons often spend plenty of time in bed, but never truly enter deep, resotrative sleep when they have sleep... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Louis Krenn
Family Medicine 22 years experience
Hypotension: There are several possiblities for this, but one is called orthostatic hypotension (low blood pressure when you stand up). Normally when you stand up ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Krenn
Family Medicine 22 years experience
May vary by lab: The normal values of a TSH may vary a little by testing lab, but generally 0.4-4. The levels change for children.
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Krenn
Family Medicine 22 years experience
Few things: This could be any of a few different things including trouble with acid in your stomach, gallbladder, or irritable bowel. It could also be a food into... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Krenn
Family Medicine 22 years experience
It depends: When a fever becomes concerning is based on several factors. It would depend on how high the fever is, how old the person is, and what other problems ... Read More
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Testimonials
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Krenn is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Krenn is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
Thanks for your quick reply! thank you for your reply and it will help me and please update me good diet and timely for the same to be followed.
HealthTap member
Thanks i have had this for 15 yrs it seems its gotten worse over the years not better and now I feel like I get UTI each time but neg result
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Thank you! I definately have pain/arthritis issues and would like and antidepressant that helps pain. Depression is very common in my family

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences/UAMS College of Medicine, AR
Graduated 2001MD

Residency

COX MEDICAL CENTER
Completed 2004

Awards

Most Influential, First Place, Springfield, MO - Winter
2013
Top Family Physician, First Place, Missouri - Winter
2013
Most Influential, First Place, Springfield Region, MO - Summer
2013

Affiliations

CoxHealth

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