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Dr. Karen Shackelford

Emergency Medicine
Emelle, MS
26 years experience female

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I am residency trained in Emergency Medicine, and completed that program at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in 1999. I received my board certification in Emergency Medicine from the American Board of Emergency Medicine in 2001. I was in clinical practice until 2008, and currently am Chief Medical Officer of Medpix LLC, a company devoted to digital medical image analysis and remote transmission. I still live in Jackson, MS. One of my four children followed a pathway in healthcare, receiving her MPH and currently working as a health policy analyst in Jackson. For those of you who know me, the other three children have scattered across the world, giving my husband and I the opportunity to travel a good bit. My current hobby is computer programming, beginner, working with Python. I go to Grand Rounds frequently in Emergency Medicine, as well as resident lectures, and they are more fun the second time around. I think it's because I get more sleep in general.

Specialties
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Emergency Medicine

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

85 Answers
8 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Shackelford
Emergency Medicine 26 years experience
Dry it out.: If you have a swollen pimple, then you are likely to have a clogged oil gland. The best thing you can do is wash you face with a drying soap and do not pick at the pimple. You can use an astringent like witch hazel to remove some of the oil. If you continue to have problems, see a dermatologist.
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Karen Shackelford
Emergency Medicine 26 years experience
Anovulatory cycles: Irregular ovulation cycles are one cause. Peri menopause can cause irregular bleeding. Thickening of the uterine lining and endometrial cancer can cause irregular cycles.
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A female asked:
Dr. Karen Shackelford
Emergency Medicine 26 years experience
It could be.: However, headaches can be harbingers of more serious conditions, such as hypertension, intracranial bleeding, tumors, etc, if they are new onset and remarkable in character compared to past headaches. Your eyesight may be giving you headaches. However, sinus headaches are characterized by fullness and tenderness to touch over the sinuses, yellow drainage, and occasionally fever. See your doc.

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Shackelford is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Shackelford is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This made me feel good. Thanks! Noticed yellow-tinted bruise around my left wrist, which is painful when pressed upon. But don't recall hitting anything! Two weeks ago had bloodwork.
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I have savere cramps on my left every month and ive been to the er and they gave me pills please help me i have no insurance pleaasehelpme:(
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Thank you your answer is the best I have received I have also been carrying out RICE when not up and about. guess ill be taking it easy.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Mississippi School of Medicine, MS
Graduated 1995MD
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