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Dr. Ray Holt

Family Medicine
Little River, SC
29 years experience male

Locations

McLeod Family Medicine at Seacoast

Little River, SC

Address

3980 Highway 9 East, Suite 100, Little River, SC
Directions

Fax

8433908329

About

Bio

Born and raised in Central New York State I'm from a small town just North of Syracuse, called Fulton. Early on I developed a love for science, especially Biology, so much so that I majored in it at college. I recieved my degree in Biology in 1989 from Syracuse University. After college, I attended Upstate Medical University in Syracuse where I received a Doctorate in Medicine in 1993. After medical school it was hard to choose any one field to focus on so I decided to specialize in them all and applied for residency training in Family Medicine. So it was off to Newport News, Va. near Virginia Beach to complete my residency and board certification at Riverside Hospital. After completing my residency in Family Medicine in 1996, my Wife Karin and I embarked on an incredible 1 year journey around the country where I worked 1-2 months at a time in 6 different states as a temporary doctor filling in wherever the need arose. After this whirlwind tour we decided to settle back near Syracuse where the rest of our family could enjoy our soon to be 3 kids. There I worked in a private family medicine practice for 14 years. Besides seeing patients in my office, I also was on staff at Hutchings Psychiatric Hospital and I took care of many volunteer Fire Departments and local athletic teams. Besides my professional duties I started up a running club called Lake Effect. Finally my Wife and I decided to escape the snow of New York and moved our family to Myrtle Beach, SC in June of 2010. I joined Seacoast Primary Care, a division of McLeod Hospital. I am still very involved in running and maintain a local race calendar and I also do some local health reporting for an NBC affiliate.

Specialties
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Family Medicine

Languages spoken

English

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A 37-year-old female asked:
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Can't catch a break: Since there's no obvious fracture on x-ray it's likely a contusion or sprain or minor ligament damage. Should heel up ok but may take a mumber of week... Read More
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1st look: Well if you don't see any pins then its probably peripheral neuropathy especially if you're diabetic. Another common cause is B12 deficiency. See a do... Read More
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Many months: The crack in the bone itself heals in 6 weeks, but the swelling, stiffness and pain can last for many months. That's because it involves a delicate jo... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
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Lots of reasons: Genetics, a diet high in calories/fat, sedentary lifestyle, underactive thyroid, and diabetes are some.
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A 49-year-old female asked:
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2 B or not 2 B: Take vitamin B12 supplements. 500mcg a day should do it. Otherwise you may become deficient with that diet.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
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No: It's the ingredient in Alli or xenical. It helps you lose weight by binding 30% of the fat you eat and eliminating it out your stool.
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900: The general consensus is to not intake less than 900 calories a day. Below that you may start to breakdown your own muscle to support your bodies func... Read More
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Trust your doctor: After they evaluated you they made the best recommendation for you. Every drug has the potential for side effects. The key word there being potential.... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
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Stricture: You have a blockage in your esophagus. You need to see a doctor soon to figure out why. It could swelling, spasm, scarring or a growth.
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Umbillical Hernia: You can get a hernia of your belly button. It will cause these symptoms. You may also notice a bulge there when you strain, like your innie becoming a... Read More
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Sounds like reflux: You may be having acid roll up your esophagus while you're laying down. This strong acid will cause your throat to burn and plug your airway so you'll... Read More
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Simple: The pain is getting better. You may also have had other issues with your knee that also are improving like clicking, catching, giving away, and swelli... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
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We're all in the biz: All physicians are in the business of "anti-aging", that's what we do! everything we teach you and prescribe to you is meant to either make you more c... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
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Any other stimulants: Anything that stimulates your nervous system on top of what Phentermine already does can be dangerous. Avoid caffeine, attention deficit drugs, street... Read More
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No, not alone: It's thought that a diet higher in potassium can lower our blood pressure, so foods rich in potassium can help. Check out the dash diet.
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Get an x-ray: You should have pain upon weight bearing, and you may have swelling and bruising. It's hard to say though if it's just bruised or broken without an x-... Read More
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Lots of things: Some common ones are infection and your diet. Certain vegetables, especially, can cause an odor. Asparagus is a common culprit. Get a doctor to test y... Read More
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110-140: You'll see on the table below the range of 110-140 pounds is good for you at 64 inches tall. http://diabetes.niddk.nih.gov/dm/pubs/riskfortype2/bmi_t... Read More
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Control thebreathing: She's likely hyperventilating. This leads to blowing off too much carbon dioxide and a sensation of pins and needles.
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No: I can't think of an instance where i'd recommend an IV vitamin outside of something like iron in someone who just can't absorb it. Don't let a non-doc... Read More
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Depends: There are a lot of factors that can prolongue an episode of bronchitis. If you are healthy and have no underlying lung disease the symptoms usually st... Read More
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You're right: It could be that you're not producing enough saliva to clease your mouth out of smell inducing bacteria. Some medical diseases can cause this. Also an... Read More
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I never liked math: Ok here we go. To stay heart healthy don't eat more than 30% of your calories from fat. So 1400 x .30 = 420 or less of your calories should come from ... Read More
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Everyone isdifferent: If you start the medication right at the first sign of an outbreak(tingling/burning/pain/feverish) you have a better chance of a quick clearing. Usual... Read More
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Vitiligo: What you are developing is a skin disorder called vitiligo. Believe it or not the genital region is a common area to see this. Were not sure what lea... Read More
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They're at risk: It's not 100% but their lifetime risk is higher than the average population. They should be instilled with healthy habits which can redue their risk. ... Read More
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Your choice: Your nail length is not critical for anything you do.....Well except maybe to help pry open soda cans.
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Makes Perfect Sense: Sure if you put moisturizer on your hands your skin will feel softer. Patients with dry skin disorders such as eczema often do this to improve the mo... Read More
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Cantchangeyour genes: The best you can do is to use rogaine (minoxidil) 5% twice daily and Propecia 1mg a day. Don't expect a lot of regrowth, they're not miracles. If ther... Read More
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Depends on your doc: It's taking a chance diagnosing over the phone. You could get it wrong and treat it improperly. If your doctor has seen you for this multiple times an... Read More
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Generally yes: However some people are very sensitive to caffeine and they feel the stimulation from it for even longer. Some people can't have coffee after noon for... Read More
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Stop overusing: Carpal tunnel syndrome is partly an overuse syndrome. The tendons and muscles need to rest to reduce the swelling that leads to the entrapment of the ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
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Analgesics: Tylenol (acetaminophen) is the safest medication within the accepted dose range. Heat and massage may also help. Otherwise it depends on the cause.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
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If you don't balance: Most people will preferentially work out the front of the body. Like chest, biceps, abdomen. This pulls everything forward and you can end up with a r... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
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Yes: Due to an immature or suppressed immune system these age ranges are more at risk. This is yet another reason to make sure we are all fully immunized, ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
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I'll explain: Delusions are when you think something is happening and it's not. For instance you may think you're the president of the United States, but you're not... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
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If you also have it: If you inhale the TB bugs and get an active infection yourself, then you can pass it on. If this happens, i'd expect you'd have symptoms like a chroni... Read More
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A 23-year-old member asked:
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Dr. Ray Holtanswered
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DASH away: Check out the dash diet for the best one to be on to help hypertension. Choose a low calorie, low fat, potassium rich diet.
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Not the fiber: Probably not the fiber. Could be the constipation or something else going on. You should let your doctor know about your symptoms.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
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No: The amount of benadryl, (diphenhydramine) which is the part of that medicine that makes you drowsy, would be higher than the recommended amount to ta... Read More
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Dr. Ray Holtanswered
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Yes: The most concerning of your symptoms is your eye. That could be cellulitis and you don't want to fool around with it in that area.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
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Gradual warmth: Just staying inside in the warmth for a while should do the trick. It is likely just from the skin getting cold.
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A 20-year-old male asked:
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Accept you for you: There is nothing you can specifically do with diet to fill your face out except overall weight gain. Of course gaining weight beyond what you need to ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
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30 min most days: 30-45 minutes of aerobic type exercise most days of the week is the general rule. The recommendations seem to change monthly with every study that com... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
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It's about body fat: Your abs are under there somewhere but in order to see them the overlying fat on your abdomen needs to be real thin. If you push your diet and exercis... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
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Tell your doctor: That heart rate is not super low but it may be low enough for you to cause dizziness. Of course there's lots of other causes of dizziness but your doc... Read More
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Here's some: Usually a sore throat, fatigue, fever and swollen lymph nodes in the back of your neck. Mono can mimic many other illnesses including strept throat so... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
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Bad ones: Get a doctor to remove it right away. It's very simple, like a pelvic exam. Don't be embarrassed to go, you're not the 1st.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
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Dr. Ray Holtanswered
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No: A hernia cannot cause cancer.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
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Yes: There's Levsin (hyoscyamine) as a popular option. And although there's no data to support it, i've had good success using Celexa to calm the symptoms ... Read More
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Holt is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Holt is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Jan 8, 2012
Dr. Holt answered my question quickly and knowlegable!
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i tried the stretches out today and i feel a bit better. Will keep on doing them throughout the week. Thanks for the advice, I truly appreciate it. God bless. -Pedro
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Thanks for your quick reply! Someone needs to please help me. No one has been able to diagnose me.
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much appreciated. had a recent upper respiratory infection that developed into viral conjunctvitis.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

State University of New York Upstate Medical University, NY
Graduated 1993MD

Residency

RIVERSIDE REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER

Awards

Top Doctor, Third Place, Charleston, SC - Winter
2013
Most Influential, First Place, South Carolina - Winter
2013
Thought Leader, Second Place, Charleston, SC - Winter
2013
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