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Dr. Charles Crabbe

Internal Medicine
Marietta, GA
43 years experience

Locations

WellStar Internal Medicine

Marietta, GA

Address

320 Kennestone Hosp Blvd, Suite 201, Marietta, GA
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 7:00am - 4:00pm
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Fax

7704272706

Insurances accepted

Aetna Life Insurance Company

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia

CIGNA Health Care

Coventry Health Care

Medicare

UnitedHealthcare

About

Bio

Attended GA Tech in Electrical Engineering, Univ GA in Mathematics. Attended Med College of GA and did Internal Medicine there as well. Served 4 years in the USAF as Flight Surgeon/Internist. Last 25 years in Private practice in suburb of Atlanta, GA. Part of a multispecialty group, WellStar Physicians Group, with almsot 500 providers. Served as Chief of Staff at WellStar Kennestone Hospital, a 600 bed facility. I am a Senior FAA Aeromedical Examiner and have special interests in diabetes, lipd disorders, infectious diseases, rheumatologic disorders.

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Internal Medicine

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25 Answers
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Crabbe
Internal Medicine 43 years experience
Costochondritis: Very few common causes of pain in this area starting at rest. Most likely is inflammation of the cartilage that attaches ribs to sternum, costocondrit... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Crabbe
Internal Medicine 43 years experience
Chronic leg pain: If the leg pain existed before surgery, either the cause was not vascular or else the surgery was done too late and damage was permanent. If the pain ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Crabbe
Internal Medicine 43 years experience
Cause of Neck Lump: Causes of lumps on the back of then neck or nape are several. The most common cause i see are sebaceous cysts. Also lymph nodes related to local infl... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Charles Crabbe
Internal Medicine 43 years experience
Quinolone tendonitis: Tendonitis has been reported with all quinolone drugs which include Cipro (ciprofloxacin) and Levaquin and others. It is more common in patients very ... Read More
A 75-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Crabbe
Internal Medicine 43 years experience
Anti-androgen Meds: The only major cancer where a drug is used to lower testosterone is prostate cancer. Prostate cancer is fed by or sensitive to testosterone and metho... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Crabbe
Internal Medicine 43 years experience
Treatment for TBE: Tick borne encephalitis is a rare viral infection spread by tick bites. Death is rare and the disease resolves without treatment. Many patients may h... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Crabbe
Internal Medicine 43 years experience
Need for pacer?: Assuming your father had aortic stenosis, the need for a valve replacement is totally separate from any need for a pacemaker. A pacemaker's function i... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Crabbe
Internal Medicine 43 years experience
Many possible causes: Angular stomatitis or cheilitis is a common disorder with many causes including infections(fungal and bacterial), vit b2 deficiency, iron or zinc defi... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Crabbe
Internal Medicine 43 years experience
Positive RNP test: Mixed connective tissue disorder or mctd is an autoimmune disease, cousin to lupus and other diseases. Fatigue, joint swelling, sjogren syndrome, rayn... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Crabbe
Internal Medicine 43 years experience
Rash decision?: There are hundreds of causes of rash. Allergic reaction to meds(often antibiotics), foods, chemicals, detergents, bites, etc. Rash can result from i... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Crabbe
Internal Medicine 43 years experience
Aphthous ulcers: Aphthous ulcers or canker sores are painful ulcerations of the lips, gums, tongue, cheek linings. They can range from pinpoints to large ulcers. They ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Crabbe
Internal Medicine 43 years experience
Phentermine effects: Since Phentermine is a stimulant used to suppress appetite and help weight loss, it is unusual to cause fatigue. However, if you are on an aggressive... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Crabbe
Internal Medicine 43 years experience
Bone spurs/island: Bone spurs and islands have different causes. Bone spurs or osteophytes are thickened areas of bone that form at areas of bone stress, injury, wear. ... Read More
A 60-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Crabbe
Internal Medicine 43 years experience
High WBC Count: An elevated white count can be benign such as from use of a steroid medication, moderate concern as with an active infection or high concern as with a... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Crabbe
Internal Medicine 43 years experience
Pulled hamstring?: Several causes of pain in the buttock area. Pain can be caused by a hamstring pull, by sciatica(limited) or by something called piriformis syndrome. ... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Crabbe
Internal Medicine 43 years experience
Elbow Lump Causes: Many causes of elbow lumps: cysts, bursitis(olecranon), xanthomas(fatty tumors), abscesses(infections). Any persistent lump on the elbow should be exa... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Crabbe
Internal Medicine 43 years experience
MenaQ7 : Menaq7 is a vit k2 product derived from soybeans. Its use has been touted for both heart disease and treatment of osteoporosis. The problem described ... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Crabbe
Internal Medicine 43 years experience
Thyroid scan vs sono: The nuclear scan and the ultrasound of the thyroid are used for different reasons so one is not "better" than the other. The nuclear scan assesses the... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Crabbe
Internal Medicine 43 years experience
TBE incidence: Tick borne encephalitis, while common in europe, is very rare in the U.S. 5 confirmed cases were diagnosed in the U.S. Between 2000 and 2009. All we... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Crabbe
Internal Medicine 43 years experience
Multinodular thyroid: The most common cause of your ultrasound finding is a multinodular goiter. Majority of time these are benign and the thyroid will have normal function... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Crabbe
Internal Medicine 43 years experience
Trigger Point Shots: Trigger point injections are low risk and require no special imaging devices. They are performed by physiatrists, rheumatologists, orthopedic surgeon... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Crabbe
Internal Medicine 43 years experience
BayGam Indications: Baygam is a brand name for human immune globulin, a rich source of antibodies. It is usually given to persons exposed to certain viruses such as measl... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Crabbe
Internal Medicine 43 years experience
Sore Throat Treatmen: Majority of sore throats are nonbacterial infections or allergy related. Bacterial infections are only diagnosed thru a culture or with a quick test d... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Charles Crabbe
Internal Medicine 43 years experience
To Pap or Not to Pap: Yearly pap smear is not recommended in any country in the world including the U.S. In a few hi risk individuals with hpv infection, it may be warrante... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Charles Crabbe
Internal Medicine 43 years experience
Diabetes options: The treatment of diabetes has multiple approaches. The fundamental treatment is diet, exercise, weight control. If these are inadequate, then pills ... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Crabbe is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Crabbe is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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yes i did experience palpitations, a rapid heartbeat and shortness of breath but now I know.
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Medical College of Georgia School of Medicine, GA
Graduated 1979MD

Awards

Top General Internist, Third Place, Georgia - Spring
2017
Top General Internist, Third Place, Georgia - Fall
2017
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