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Dr. Alexander Schermer

Emergency Medicine
Weskan, KS
23 years experience male

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Emergency Medicine

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English

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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alexander Schermer
Emergency Medicine 23 years experience
Stop the NSAID: No medicine will cure a NSAID induced ulcer. Stop taking the anti-inflammatory and talk to your doctor about possible alternatives.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alexander Schermer
Emergency Medicine 23 years experience
ENT?: Dizziness can be due to inner ear problems - most neurologist can diagnose this, but ent's (ear, nose, and throat) specialist do this type of work as ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexander Schermer
Emergency Medicine 23 years experience
Yes: There is a phenomenon called "holiday heart syndrome" where binge drinking causes abnormal heart rhythms.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alexander Schermer
Emergency Medicine 23 years experience
Gout: Painful swelling of the foot is possibly gout. See your doctor for correct diagnosis and medications/diet recommendations.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alexander Schermer
Emergency Medicine 23 years experience
Yes: If your period is on time this month then small clots are nothing to worry about. If you are late, then take a pregnancy test and see your doctor. C... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alexander Schermer
Emergency Medicine 23 years experience
Hemangioma: Most likely a hemangioma, if it looks like this. Nothing to worry about. If it is different see your doctor or a dermatologist.
A 68-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alexander Schermer
Emergency Medicine 23 years experience
See a specialist: See an ENT (ear, nose and throat) doctor for the best treatment options.
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alexander Schermer
Emergency Medicine 23 years experience
Good luck: There is no diet that will help you grow.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alexander Schermer
Emergency Medicine 23 years experience
Before not after: Primolut n which is norethisterone 5mg is used by some doctors as birth control however the efficacy of this method seems to be unclear from studies. ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alexander Schermer
Emergency Medicine 23 years experience
Soon: The anus heals relatively fast but it may take several more days. Use stool softeners/metamucil to keep your bowel movements as soft as possible. Al... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alexander Schermer
Emergency Medicine 23 years experience
See your doctor: Red dots are typically due to a rash from a reaction of your body to something you've contacted. Have you used any new makeup/lotions/soaps/detergent... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alexander Schermer
Emergency Medicine 23 years experience
No: Colonoscopy is not painful. The doctors give you medications to help you relax/fall asleep for the procedure. Virtual colonoscopy is new and as such... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alexander Schermer
Emergency Medicine 23 years experience
Pregnant vs Hormones: Missing your period can be due to pregnancy or hormone imbalances. If you are not pregnant, see your doctor as getting on hormones like birth control... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alexander Schermer
Emergency Medicine 23 years experience
Depends: It depends on how bad your allergic reaction is. If you just get hives then celestamine may be enough but if you develop throat/facial swelling then ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alexander Schermer
Emergency Medicine 23 years experience
Netipot: You may be smelling your sinuses, your tongue, or your throat. It is a good idea to get checked by a doctor to make sure you do not have a sinus or t... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alexander Schermer
Emergency Medicine 23 years experience
Yes: Anxiety can cause many symptoms from chest pain to shortness of breath to hyperventilation. Seek the help of a counselor or psychiatrist with experie... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alexander Schermer
Emergency Medicine 23 years experience
Discharge is not nml: Discharge from your penis is not a normal finding. You should get tested especially for sexually transmitted diseases. And do not have unprotected ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexander Schermer
Emergency Medicine 23 years experience
Not necessarily: Not necessarily. Alcohol in moderation ( 1-2 glasses of wine or 1 beer) a day should not cause you any problems. Alcoholism or heavy binge drinking ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexander Schermer
Emergency Medicine 23 years experience
Yes: Aspirin and tylenol (acetaminophen) are fine to take for headaches.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexander Schermer
Emergency Medicine 23 years experience
No: There are no vitamins or natural therapeutics that will prevent or cure blood clots. Dvt's or blood clots in the leg are a serious condition and coul... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexander Schermer
Emergency Medicine 23 years experience
No pulse: Cardiac arrest as the name implies is when the heart stops. When your heart stops beating, blood carrying oxygen does not flow to your body and brain... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alexander Schermer
Emergency Medicine 23 years experience
Yes: It is normal for some children to have more than one bowel movement each day.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alexander Schermer
Emergency Medicine 23 years experience
Probably not: Stress often intensifies your feelings including pain. Talk to your doctor about help with your stress or seek the help of a counselor/psychiatrist. ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alexander Schermer
Emergency Medicine 23 years experience
Highly unlikley: Implanon is a highly effective form of birth control. In one study out of 1700 women none got pregnant while on implanon. Close to 0% chance.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alexander Schermer
Emergency Medicine 23 years experience
See your doctor: Bloating is often the distention of the bowels due to gas buildup. This can be due to things we eat - like coffee. If you can pinpoint triggers then... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alexander Schermer
Emergency Medicine 23 years experience
Yes: Unfortunately women who develop cysts are prone to develop more. Talk to your ob/gyn about ways to lessen the chances of developing more cysts.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alexander Schermer
Emergency Medicine 23 years experience
Probably not: Unless you saw the pill come out whole, you absorbed it.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alexander Schermer
Emergency Medicine 23 years experience
No need: If you are eating a healthy balanced diet, there is no need for extra vitamins. Most of these extra vitamins get excreted in your stool and urine. A... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alexander Schermer
Emergency Medicine 23 years experience
No: A miscarriage will produce contractions/cramps and heavy vaginal bleeding. If you develop vaginal bleeding call your doctor immediately or be seen in... Read More
A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alexander Schermer
Emergency Medicine 23 years experience
Yes: You may try one dose of your oxycodone but do not exceed the dosage instructions on your prescription bottle. If that does not help, get seen by a do... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alexander Schermer
Emergency Medicine 23 years experience
Yes, normal: It depends on what you are eating but stool can be many colors. If your stool is all black and sticky, like tar see your doctor as soon as possible a... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alexander Schermer
Emergency Medicine 23 years experience
Gallbladder: The gallbladder often refers pain to the shoulder. See your doctor to get your gallbladder evaluated. In the mean time stick to a very low fat diet ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alexander Schermer
Emergency Medicine 23 years experience
Hormones: Most likely this represents an anovulatory cycle. This is usually caused by hormone imbalance - talk to your doctor. Also if your last period was la... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alexander Schermer
Emergency Medicine 23 years experience
Probably not: Medications affect us all differently - some people get unusual side effects. That being said, back pain is not a commonly seen side effect of thyroi... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alexander Schermer
Emergency Medicine 23 years experience
Food intolerance: You have food intolerance. Talk to your doctor about testing for gluten/egg protein/ lactose intolerance. In the mean time avoid these foods.
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alexander Schermer
Emergency Medicine 23 years experience
Probably nothing: Everyone swallows phlegm. Those white spots are likely food particles stuck in the folds of your tonsils. They are normal. If you get a severe sore... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alexander Schermer
Emergency Medicine 23 years experience
Hard to say: If you flex it and it moves its muscle. If not then could be a cyst or a ganglion. If it bothers you see your doctor.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alexander Schermer
Emergency Medicine 23 years experience
See spine specialist: Cervical stenosis can produce many symptoms but usually causes problems with your upper extremities such as pain, numbness or weakness. Xray (autocor... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alexander Schermer
Emergency Medicine 23 years experience
Primary Doctor: Low WBC counts and myalgias (body aches) can be due to many different things including infectious diseases, bone marrow problems, depression, even can... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alexander Schermer
Emergency Medicine 23 years experience
Talk to your doc: Head knots can be due to many things. If it is squishy and on the outside of the skull it could be a cyst that can be easily removed. If it is hard ... Read More

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Schermer is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Schermer is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you so much for your quick reply! Have a good day and godbless!
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Thanks for your quick reply! All gp tests neg, he's out of ideas. I'm still miserable! Thanks!
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Thanks for your quick reply! But prob is i'm way too skinny to even able to build much muscle.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

East Tennessee State University James H. Quillen College of Medicine, TN
Graduated 1999MD
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