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Dr. Louis Krenn

Family Medicine
Springfield, MO
21 years experience male

Locations

CoxHealth Center Chesterfield

Springfield, MO

Address

3805 S. Kansas Expressway, Suite B, Springfield, MO
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My office hours

Tuesday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
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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

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Family Medicine physician practicing in Springfield, MO.

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Family Medicine

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241 Answers
42 Agrees
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Krenn
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Not likely: This could actually be several different things. It could a collection of fat called a lipoma, it could be a sebaceous cyst which happens when a hair ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Krenn
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Depends: That would depend on your risk factors. The desired level of cholesterol is based on individual risk factors such as a personal history of diabetes, h... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Krenn
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Several: Common complications of diabetes include changes in sensation in your feet and legs which can lead to pain, blindness, heart attacks, strokes, kidney ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Krenn
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Eustachian tube: This could be eustachian tube dysfunction. The eustachian tube connects the inner ear to the through and provider pressure equalization on both side o... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Krenn
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Needs evaluation : Endometriosis can attach itself to places outside of the uterus. Even though you've had a hysterectomy, you could still have some endometrial tissue l... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Krenn
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Could be: Yes, you could still be pregnant. I would recommend repeating the pregnancy test in a week. Sometimes the pregnancy hormone can be low immediately aft... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Louis Krenn
Family Medicine 21 years experience
1 and 2: Type 1 is usually referred to as juvenile diabetes. It results from the pancreas not producing enough insulin. Type 2 diabetes results from our body d... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Krenn
Family Medicine 21 years experience
arthritis: You may be experiencing some arthritis. Treatment would include anti-inflammatory medications such as ibuprofen.
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A female asked:
Dr. Louis Krenn
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Few weeks: When switching anxiety medications it can still take 2 to 4 weeks for the medication to have an effect.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Krenn
Family Medicine 21 years experience
3 tests: There are 3 general tests that can be done. 1. Fasting blood sugar 2. 2 hour glucose challenge test 3. Hemoglobin a1c your doctor can help decide whic... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Krenn
Family Medicine 21 years experience
No: Diabetics are just as capable of having children as anyone else. You may require supervision during your pregnancy by a specialist trained in manageme... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Krenn
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Possibly: Recent research has indicated a link between feeding babies solid food prior to age 6 months and increased risk of developing diabetes. However, the c... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Krenn
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Options: This could be from the high blood pressure itself or from the medication use to treat it. If it continues, i would recommend seeing your doctor for tr... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Krenn
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Possibly: The decision to continue therapy after you feel like your depression is cured should be individualized by each patient and their therapist. Many times... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Krenn
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Not really: While it is true that being underweight for your age and height can play a role in the regularity of your menstrual cycle, there is no specific weight... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Krenn
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Allergy med: Claritin (loratadine) is an antihistamine commonly used for the treatment of indoor or outdoor allergies. Claritin (loratadine) comes in tablets, liqu... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Krenn
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Couple possible: Most delivery complications related to gestational diabetes occur due to the infants large size. Women with gdm tend to have larger babies at birth. T... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Louis Krenn
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Options: There are several other options for treating acne including different topical treatments and some oral medications you can try. The specific treatment... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Krenn
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Moisturizer: You could consider the use of a daily moisturizer.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Krenn
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Usually: Both the foramen ovale and the ductus arteriosus normally close shortly after birth. If the ductus arteriosus does not close, doctors can use medicati... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Krenn
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Many: Complications of diabetes can include blindness, heart attacks, strokes, decreased feeling in your feet, burning pain in your feet, difficulty healing... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Krenn
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Comprehensive: During a well baby exam the child's vital signs are taken, he/she is measured for growth in height, weight, and head size. These are compared to stand... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Krenn
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Many: Consequences of diabetes can including blindness, heart attacks, strokes, kidney failure, cuts that do not heal possibly leading to infection and ampu... Read More
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A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Krenn
Family Medicine 21 years experience
It varies: Weight loss with topamax (topiramate) varies from person to person. I have seen people actually gain weight on topamax (topiramate), and i've seen per... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Krenn
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Heart healthy: Persons with high cholesterol should follow a diet that is low in fat, and cholesterol. A healthy diet would include fruits, vegetables, low fat meats... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Krenn
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Maybe: Many neurologists do not like patients to use a generic seizure medication due to the possible variability with generic drugs. If a paitent is very se... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Krenn
Family Medicine 21 years experience
HDL: Hdl is commonly referred to as the "good" cholesterol and LDL is the "bad" cholesterol.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Krenn
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Depends: It depends on any other problems you may have, but in the absence of liver disease tylenol (acetaminophen) in recommended amounts and in the absence o... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Krenn
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Yes: Assuming you mean Robitussin dm, yes, you can take these on the same day. There are no shared ingredients in Robitussin and claritin (loratadine). Whi... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Krenn
Family Medicine 21 years experience
X-ray/MRI: X-rays and mris are often done in conjunction with a physical exam to determine the cause of back pain. However, these are usually not needed early on... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Krenn
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Depends: Treatment of drug overdose varies greatly on the individual case. It depends on what drug the patient is detoxing from, how long they have used it, ho... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Krenn
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Several reason: There could be several reasons why a woman may be late for their menstrual cycle. One certainly could be pregnancy and taking a home pregnancy test is... Read More
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Krenn
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Many possiblities: This could be several different issues depending on where the pain is at. It could be related to problems with stomach acid or ulcers. Another top con... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Krenn
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Triglycerides: Extremely high triglycerides can be a cause of pancreatitis.
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A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Krenn
Family Medicine 21 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 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Krenn
Family Medicine 21 years experience
No: No, the source of the pregnancy test should have no bearing on how accurate it is.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Krenn
Family Medicine 21 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 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Krenn
Family Medicine 21 years experience
No good answer: There is no good answer as when the next cycle will start. This can be extremely variable.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Krenn
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Yes: You likely have several options. You should speak with your doctor about potential changes to your medication. The medication could be taken more freq... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Krenn
Family Medicine 21 years experience
More than one baby: Its means that you are expecting more than one baby (fetus) at the same time. For example someone carrying twins is said to have a twin gestation.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Krenn
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Depression: Major depressive disorder is defined by a set of certain symptoms and behaviors listed in the dsm IV manual. If these symptoms are present for a perio... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Louis Krenn
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Could be infection: This could be due to a vaginal infection or it could be normal after a menstrual cycle where you did not completely shed the lining of your uterus. In... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Krenn
Family Medicine 21 years experience
A few blood tests: In addition to monitoring your blood pressure, you should have your cholesterol and blood sugar checked as high cholesterol and diabetes go along with... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Krenn
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Few options: There are a few options. Anti-inflammatories, such as Ibuprofen can help. There are also wrist splints that can be worn at night to help, usually in c... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Krenn
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Possibly: A ruptured cyst can sometimes return of the sac under the skin does not completely heal in. You could also get another in a different location as the ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Krenn
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Yes: As long as you have one functioning ovary and tube intact, then yes you could still get pregnant.
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A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Krenn
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Eczema: It could be a patch of eczema or even an extension of a dry scalp condition call seborrheic dermatitis. Both of these can present with red, dry patche... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Louis Krenn
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Several things: Eating a low fat diet can help some, along with regular cardiovascular exercise, and maintaining a healthy weight. However, much of your cholesterol c... Read More
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A 68-year-old male asked:
Dr. Louis Krenn
Family Medicine 21 years experience
See a doctor: He should see his doctor. There are several reasons why a 30 year old could have blood in his stool. It cold be hemorrhoids, rectal tear, or inflammat... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Krenn
Family Medicine 21 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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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
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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.
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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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