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Dr. Timothy Ashley

Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Rochester, NY
16 years experience male

Locations

Office

Rochester, NY

Address

200 Red Creek Dr, Bldg 200, Suite 100, Rochester, NY, US
Directions

Insurances accepted

Aetna

Aetna Life Insurance Company

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield

MVP Healthcare

Medicaid

Martin's Point Health Care

Medicare

About

Bio

Educated in medicine and public health in North Carolina Trained and practice in Rochester, NY

Specialties
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Internal Medicine and Pediatrics

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

173 Answers
76 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Timothy Ashley
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 16 years experience
Physiology: Certainly for hours this is not surprising and is normal response to exercise, especially resistance training. This effect should not generally last f... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Ashley
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 16 years experience
Not usually: For most patients, nail fungus is primarily a cosmetic issue. Some people, like those with diabetes, it can lead to bigger health problems. If the pro... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Timothy Ashley
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 16 years experience
Not necessarily: Many patients choose to treat alopecia, or hair loss, for cosmetic reasons, but there is not an important health reason to do so. An exception is if a... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Ashley
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 16 years experience
Yes: Men tend to begin getting heart attacks at earlier ages, although women are still at risk, and rates even up after their 50s. Women may also be less l... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Ashley
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 16 years experience
Not ideal: For small children, the electrolytes are too few and sugar too much in most sport drinks to us alone for gastro- compare with eg pedialyte, which can ... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Ashley
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 16 years experience
Absolutely True: It's amazing, and for some people seems disgusting, but it actually works to recolonize the gut. The formal name is fecal or stool transplant, and as ... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Ashley
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 16 years experience
Salivary glands: They are the salivary glands that are located on the underside of the jaw (mandible), one of the 3 major salivary gland pairs. http://www.cdc.gov/mump... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Ashley
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 16 years experience
Usually Elderly: Most heart failure in the us occurs in elderly people as a result of recognized or silent coronary blood flow problems, generally at advanced ages. Ho... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Ashley
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 16 years experience
No clear winner: Read the label- these are essentially equivalent if the fat content is similar. Both are good sources of protein, and the differences in types of fat ... Read More
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Ashley
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 16 years experience
Globus?: The first issue is to determine whether you have an actual mass, or just the sensation of a mass, or globus. Masses in the throat should always be tak... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Ashley
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 16 years experience
Can cause problems: Megadoses of protein can be harmful to the kidney, and in extreme cases can lead to renal failure. It's important to note that this occurs because all... Read More
A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Ashley
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 16 years experience
Many possibilities: Such a pattern can result from many causes, including but not limited to gastroenteritis, irritable bowel syndrome (ibs), inflammatory bowel diseases ... Read More
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Ashley
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 16 years experience
Have examined: There are many benign lesions that can occur as small lumps on the penis. However, depending on the appearance and circumstances, genital warts, infec... Read More
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Timothy Ashley
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 16 years experience
Can be: Depends a bit on the med, but most become less effective, which could be dangerous and certainly makes using them a problem for whatever you're treati... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Ashley
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 16 years experience
Not normal: The condition of rectal prolapse is relatively rare, but can be very serious. If there truly is intestine protruding, the blood supply to that area of... Read More
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Ashley
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 16 years experience
Painful viral rash: Shingles is the name for a painful syndrome that usually has small blisters (vesicles) and occurs in a very specific, generally linear and one-sided p... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Ashley
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 16 years experience
800-273-TALK: There are a number of national hotlines- most have a focus on suicide prevention, but many provide other resources. A good starting place is 1-800-273... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Ashley
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 16 years experience
HIV + illness: Acquired immune deficiency syndrome, the deadly clinical problem that occurs in advanced HIV infection. When the virus becomes active and suppresses t... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Ashley
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 16 years experience
Supportive care: Usually the key is to keep them hydrated by giving small, frequent volumes. They should be getting a little sugar and a little salt- for smaller kids,... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Ashley
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 16 years experience
No: Although blisters from burns sometimes rupture spontaneously, there is no reason to unroof blisters intentionally. There is generally some protection... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Ashley
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 16 years experience
Age dependent: Under 60 days old, all temps > 100.4f need to be evaluated in the office or ed. From 60-90 days this temp should still at least warrant a call to the ... Read More
A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Ashley
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 16 years experience
It may not!: The reason we treat urinary infections is because they don't easily resolve, and can lead to more serious infections, as well as damage to the urinary... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Ashley
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 16 years experience
Opiates, antiemetics: Depends on the ed. Toradol and tramadol are often used. Some will use opiates like hydrocodone, though some eds avoid these. Iv Compazine (prochlorper... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Timothy Ashley
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 16 years experience
Urethritis: In men who have never been sexually active, irritant urethritis from garments, personal care products, or other factors can be involved. If you have e... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Ashley
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 16 years experience
Many possibilities: Aside from pregnancy, there are many possible causes of such symptoms. Infectious gastroenteritis (a "gi bug") is probably most common, but other acut... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Ashley
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 16 years experience
Definitely: 400 mg is the maximum daily dose for severe allergic reactions, in a hospital setting. For sleep, 50 mg should be the maximum, to avoid both unpleasan... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Timothy Ashley
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 16 years experience
Shoes?: Calluses arise in response to recurrent, minor trauma. Footwear that is too loose or tight can contribute; frequent bare feet can as well. In general,... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Ashley
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 16 years experience
OB/GYN: Although technically infertility is not formally diagnosed until a full year of trying in a healthy couple, your irregular periods may be an issue. Th... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Ashley
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 16 years experience
Call PCP: A 4yo with a fever usually just has a viral infection; however, with eye or other neurologic complaints, at least speaking with someone who can ask fu... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Ashley
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 16 years experience
Stasis: That is a packed question. Assuming you mean the clot, stasis of blood caused by prolonged periods off your feet is a risk factor. Depending on the ot... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Ashley
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 16 years experience
Maybe: The evidence in studies suggests that different stimulants are essentially equivalent (with duration of action being the main difference), but individ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Ashley
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 16 years experience
Possible: You certainly should be tested for pregnancy, which could be normal or ectopic. Other considerations are ovarian cyst, much less likely endometriosis,... Read More
A 60-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Ashley
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 16 years experience
Maybe: Lots of things can make urine smell, but a history of dark urine with fluid retention (edema) raises significant concern for serious kidney problems. ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Ashley
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 16 years experience
Directly: Hba1c is a direct measure of the % of red blood cells that are "glycated", meaning they have unusual carbohydrates stuck to them. Whatever proportio... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Ashley
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 16 years experience
Partial: There is a familial component, but addiction is a very complex process. Many children of addicts emerge without addictions. Nevertheless, because risk... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Ashley
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 16 years experience
Yes and yes: Legionella is nationally reportable- the lab that did the testing or the physician will report the result to the local health department, which will b... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Ashley
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 16 years experience
Depends: Adjustment to a crib with crying is normal; a child of any age can safely cry unattended in crib for 5-10 minutes and may self-comfort. Children older... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Ashley
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 16 years experience
Clarify: Sorry, we can't see what condition you're asking about. Please retry with more detail.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Ashley
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 16 years experience
Yes: There are several named migraine types, but the experience of migraine can be different for each patient even within the "same type". There are other ... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Ashley
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 16 years experience
Therapy, meds: Agoraphobia, or fear of crowds (literally of the marketplace) is amenable to treatment with psychotherapy and/or medications, including ssris and othe... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Ashley
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 16 years experience
Controlled: Good diabetes control is important in pregnancy for best fetal health. There is some leeway because both high and low blood sugar can cause harm to mo... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Ashley
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 16 years experience
Any: Guidelines indicate that most adults should take a multivitamin, but there is no evidence that any specific brand is superior. I usually advise patien... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Ashley
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 16 years experience
Get fluid from joint: The most reliable way to test for gout is for your doctor to get fluid from an affected joint and to examine it using special microscopic techniques- ... Read More
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Ashley
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 16 years experience
Needs evaluation: This may be a simple problem, a so-called hypnogogic (technically hypnopompic in this case) sleep problem. Many people experience unusual neurologic p... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Ashley
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 16 years experience
Petechiae?: This sounds like petechiae, which actually is small volume bleeding just under the skin. This should be examined by a provider- petechiae have several... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Ashley
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 16 years experience
Meds, checkup?: Otc fever reducers (acetaminophen, ibuprofen) are the same that we use to reduce fevers in the hospital, and you should try them. Very high, persisten... Read More
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Ashley
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 16 years experience
Depends: There are various throat infections that lay people call "tonsillitis". Simple streptococcal infections still respond to old-fashioned penicillin. Abs... Read More
A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Ashley
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 16 years experience
There are risks: Anesthesia always carries some risk, which varies by type of anesthesia, duration needed, and the patient's health. Most surgical anesthesia is relati... Read More
A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Ashley
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 16 years experience
No: Pregnancies, like the babies they produce, are all different. Some women gain more weight than others, and women often carry the same weight differen... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Ashley
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 16 years experience
Bleeding: "coffee ground emesis" implies vomited blood that originated in the stomach. This can occur with any bleeding in the upper GI tract; bleeding ulcers a... Read More

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Jul 6, 2013
Dr. Ashley provides sensible, easy to understand responses on HealthTap. I learn a lot from his answers, and am sure the patients do also!
Nov 8, 2012
Very knowledgable doctor. Great answers and a great doctor to follow!
Sep 6, 2013
Very accurate and timely responses.
HealthTap member
Thank you! I am 32, and words seem to run together. I sometimes use closed captioning on the TV -- wish this were available for face-to-face conversation, though! LOL! It is especially problematic dur...Read More
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That makes lots of sense. Mostly, right now, it seems these are new colonizers for her- working hard not to transfer them to her twin [also trached]. He had Kleb O first but has cleared it after treat...Read More
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Thanks. For the benzos at least, it seems that i gain a good amount of tolerance in just about 2 weeks, and its not a low dose. I had been on 1-2mg of xanax a day for 2 weeks, and now it hardly does a...Read More

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of North Carolina School of Medicine, NC
Graduated 2006MD

Residency

STRONG MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
Completed 2010

Awards

Top Doctor, Third Place, Rochester Region, NY - Summer
2013
Most Influential, Third Place, Rochester Region, NY - Summer
2013
Top Internist and Pediatrician, First Place, New York - Summer
2013

Affiliations

Strong memorial hospital
Highland hospital
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