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Dr. William Walsh

Addiction Medicine
Salt Lake City, UT
18 years experience male

Locations

Weber Recovery Center

Ogden, UT

Address

2740 Pennsylvania Avenue, Ogden, Utah 84401, Ogden, UT, US
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My office hours

Tuesday: Closed
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Salt Lake City, UT

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Specialties
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Addiction Medicine

Internal Medicine

Pulmonology

Licenses

United States: Utah

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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Walsh
Addiction Medicine 18 years experience
No: Alcohol withdrawal is a serious issue that can lead to delirium (confusion with hallucinations), seizures, and death. Eating or not eating dose not a... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Walsh
Addiction Medicine 18 years experience
Probably not: An infection perhaps, but not the coughing. You didn't shake the baby loose.
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A member asked:
Dr. William Walsh
Addiction Medicine 18 years experience
To what ?: Exposures to bodily fluids can be simple contact, a needle stick.... But more infectious agents can be inhaled, etc. The hazard of the contact varies... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Walsh
Addiction Medicine 18 years experience
Many things....: The length of time speaks against infection, but asthma, reflux, weight, heart issues, pulmonary hypertension, lupus, etc etc are all possible.
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Walsh
Addiction Medicine 18 years experience
No...: Chest pain should never be ignored. The odds are that the pain you are feeling is muscle pain or joint pain, but there are other possibilities. See ... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Walsh
Addiction Medicine 18 years experience
No: Some antihypertensives will cause a dry cough (ace inhibitors, like coversyl), but not truly "congestion" with mucus, etc.. You should not have this s... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Walsh
Addiction Medicine 18 years experience
Depends: Your recent medical history would give a clue... Are you overweight ? Do you exercise? Do you have pains everywhere in your legs or just the joints? ... Read More
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A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Walsh
Addiction Medicine 18 years experience
Lupus vs. other: While sarcoid can affect the skin, discoid lupus or another autoimmune disease are also possible. See you doc and possibly a rheumatologist.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Walsh
Addiction Medicine 18 years experience
Viral infection 1st: Staphylococcal pneumonias typically follow a viral infection that breaks down the body's defenses.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Walsh
Addiction Medicine 18 years experience
Good question: If these are hard, they could be airway casts from undertreated asthma, abpa, or bronchiectasis. Without knowing your history of cough, repeated infe... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Walsh
Addiction Medicine 18 years experience
Birth defect: Most people with hiatal hernias are born with them. Being overweight/obese may make the hernia worse; reflux may lead to mild cough or shortness of b... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Walsh
Addiction Medicine 18 years experience
Foundation: Try no makeup until the ras clears, and then see what products bring it out. It may be that any product causes eczema for you. The 2 year delay in t... Read More
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A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Walsh
Addiction Medicine 18 years experience
None, I hope: Most bronchitis is viral, and Azithromycin won't help. If you have a known atypical pneumonia from bacterial causes it depends on the infectious agen... Read More
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Walsh
Addiction Medicine 18 years experience
Varies by type : Different woods have different effects. At the very least you will have irritated your lung with large and small particulate matter, which puts you a... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Walsh
Addiction Medicine 18 years experience
Why? : The answer is not with adequate consistency to get a good study, but why would you want to do that? These tests are expensive and time consuming, why... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. William Walsh
Addiction Medicine 18 years experience
No, not enough info: An isolated lab isn't enough to tell you what is safe or not. Knowing what you are on, why, and what other diseases you have would help, but even tha... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Walsh
Addiction Medicine 18 years experience
Xerosis vs eczema...: Dry skin, allergies to detergent, or other irritants are possibilities. Try using a skin cream without alcohol in it immediately after showering/ was... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Walsh
Addiction Medicine 18 years experience
Cause unclear: Intractable hiccups can have several causes, some of them are not problematic and others are. It is worth it to take him to go see someone and get ev... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Walsh
Addiction Medicine 18 years experience
Pale gums: Usually don't indicate dry mouth, but rather anemia. See your doc and get checked, as that could be serous.
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Dr. William Walsh
Addiction Medicine 18 years experience
Bladder infection: You are likely having repeated or recurrent bladder infections. Get checked and treated, further, after intercourse make sure to urinate and wipe fro... Read More
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Dr. William Walsh
Addiction Medicine 18 years experience
Panic attack: You are describing the classic panic attack; ruling out heart disease is important, as its difficult to separate the two from symptoms alone. If you ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Walsh
Addiction Medicine 18 years experience
You sound confused: Knee pain is not related to masturbation. If you find your habits disturbing to you i would suggest a 12 step program plus talking to a sex therapist... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Walsh
Addiction Medicine 18 years experience
Inhaling smoke: Any breathing in (inhalation) of burned materials, including vapors, particulate matter, etc. Tnhalationalinjury maybe difficult to distinguish from ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Walsh
Addiction Medicine 18 years experience
Detective work: Cough that is worse at night suggests reflux, but could be asthma, post nasal drip, allergies to things in your home, etc. Sleeping with your head up... Read More
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Dr. William Walsh
Addiction Medicine 18 years experience
50% or worse: The survival rate for all patients with alcoholic hepatitis is 50%, but if she has total liver failure she has a very poor prognosis. There are treat... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Walsh
Addiction Medicine 18 years experience
Get it looked at: While a muscle strain is possible, a blood clot is a possibility as well, especially if you were very ill and dehydrated.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Walsh
Addiction Medicine 18 years experience
Yes: Work with your physician, but swimming can help as long as the pool isn't chlorinated (in which case it may make it worse). If swimming is not an opt... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Walsh
Addiction Medicine 18 years experience
Generally: It depends on the virus - there are outbreaks where the old and very young appear to have been spared for unclear reasons while those in the prime of ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Walsh
Addiction Medicine 18 years experience
Yes: And you are more likely to get strep pneumonia as well. Getting vaccinated against strep pneumonia after splenectomy is less effective, but may be be... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Walsh
Addiction Medicine 18 years experience
Yes: Aftrican americans have higher incidences of sepsis/shock, lower survival rates; it is not clear exactly what the cause is (higher rates of uninsured,... Read More
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Walsh
Addiction Medicine 18 years experience
Obesity?: There is no clear link in the various processes listed above, but morbid obesity put you at risk for all of these... If i saw a thin patient with all ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Walsh
Addiction Medicine 18 years experience
Looks like: http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2334/10/50 8422 cases and 916 deaths.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Walsh
Addiction Medicine 18 years experience
Some: Most people cook their meat adequately and the risk of developing sepsis from eating meat is low, but real. Cook chicken and turkey until they are 16... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Walsh
Addiction Medicine 18 years experience
Very rare: It happens, but it is rare enough that it usually gets reported in the medical literature when it does. Splenic rupture with mononucleosis is more c... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Walsh
Addiction Medicine 18 years experience
Depends: It depends on the infection location, bacterium (or virus or fungus), the age of your child, and how healthy your child's immune system is. In gener... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Walsh
Addiction Medicine 18 years experience
No: Unless you have a rare side effect and have suppression of your bone marrow and can not generate enough infection fighting cells.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Walsh
Addiction Medicine 18 years experience
Nsaids?: Some asthmatics have Aspirin and other non steroidal anti-inflammatory drug sensitivities; you may be one of these unfortunates. See your pulmonologi... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Walsh
Addiction Medicine 18 years experience
Yes: It is an encapsulated bacterium.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Walsh
Addiction Medicine 18 years experience
Vascular Ehlers-Dan: If by veds you mean vascular ehlers-danlos syndrome, it is unlikely that a biopsy would be negative. Genetic testing exists to confirm a suspected di... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Walsh
Addiction Medicine 18 years experience
Can be: However, sepsis is usually not fatal; depending on the patient, the source and cause of infection, its susceptibility to treatment, closeness of the p... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Walsh
Addiction Medicine 18 years experience
And those are?: Commensal bacteria (that live in our skin, gut, mouth, etc) are generally beneficial and we live in balance with them... When they are in the right pl... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Walsh
Addiction Medicine 18 years experience
Yes, and adults too: Vaccination decreases the spread of serious bacterial infections through the population. Since the main route of spread is through children in school... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Walsh
Addiction Medicine 18 years experience
Which surgery?: Every surgical intervention has some risk of infection, but some more than others. We could answer your question more accurately if you let us know w... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Walsh
Addiction Medicine 18 years experience
Yes: Oral candidiasis (thrush), or vaginosis is commonly seen in people treated with antibiotics. Both usually resolve with local treatment. Systemic can... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Walsh
Addiction Medicine 18 years experience
Varies: Sepsis is not itself an infection - but the bodies response to a severe infection +/- any toxins produced by that infection. The organs most likely t... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Walsh
Addiction Medicine 18 years experience
Yes: First sepsis support group, jenna alliance, global sepsis alliance all have reasonable networks. Google them and see.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Walsh
Addiction Medicine 18 years experience
Hours: It can lead to death, brain or other organ injury within hours if treatment is not promptly started. Get vaccinated!
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Walsh
Addiction Medicine 18 years experience
Sepsis isn't...: Sepsis is the result of the bodies response to overwhelming infection, but not an infection in itself. Some organisms that lead to sepsis are contagi... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Walsh
Addiction Medicine 18 years experience
Yes: Most bacterial infections don't cause sepsis, but untreated, ignored, or especially potent infections can lead to sepsis, severe sepsis, or septic sho... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Walsh
Addiction Medicine 18 years experience
Difficulties: Difficulty breathing, increased cough, increased wheezing, trouble sleeping or cough at night, decreased exercise tolerance (you can't do as much), an... Read More
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Jul 13, 2012
Succinct knowledgeable recommendations. Appreciate very much.
Aug 24, 2013
Knowledgeable answers, caring and dedicated
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Thank you so much for your answer. Within my group of trachee/trachee parents, I find it a real mixed bag. Some families still treat post decann. Some kids move on to "normal" rates of childhood infec...Read More
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Although there has been some thought to moving away from dissection to more prosection (a professional anatomist performing the dissection) or virtual dissection, I will attest that there is nothing l...Read More
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Indiana University School of Medicine, IN
Graduated 2004MD

Residency

university of utah

Awards

AMA Foundation Leadership Award
Top Doctor, Third Place, Utah - Winter
2013
Most Influential, First Place, Utah - Winter
2013

Affiliations

ASAM
American Medical Association
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