Dr. Ray Holt

Family Medicine
Little River, SC
30 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

Doctor Q&A

143 Answers
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A 43-year-old member asked:
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Dr. Ray Holtanswered
Family Medicine 30 years experience
See the ortho back: It may just be stiff from the injury and cast and they may just need physical therapy, but have them get re-examined.
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Medication: There's a pill your doctor can prescribe. The whole family may need to take it.
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Yes: For instance an infection in the wall of the colon triggered by diverticulitis can eat through the colon lining and cause a channel to form between th... Read More
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None really: A bloating sensation, if it's due to abdominal obesity will feel better with weight loss, but you can't spot reduce your belly by just doing abdominal... Read More
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No: That's not a common side effect. It would be common from a drug like orlistat (alli or xenical).
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No: It can reduce your blood pressure but it shouldn't drop it abnormally low.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
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2 different rehabs: Massage does just that, massages sore tight muscles. Whereas physical therapy stretches and strengthens muscles and joints.
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Typical: When you retain fluid in the legs, the skin flushes and looks pink. A lot of times this is mistaken for cellulitis, a skin infection. The bigger issue... Read More
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Think differently: Generally it's not the temperature that harms the child it's the cause. It doesn't hurt to have a doctor examine any child with a fever, even one day'... Read More
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Go back: The list of possible causes to her symptoms is long. She may even have a central nervous system issue or infection like lyme disease. Often with a var... Read More
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Lots of things: Try gargling salt water. Take pain relievers. Suck on lozenges, i like cepacol maximum strength. If it's severe or prongued, see a doctor in case the ... Read More
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Won't hurt except...: If it's "sweet tea" as we we call it in the south then that's a lot of sugar calories which of course is not good for you.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
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Yes: Through skin to skin contact the virus (hpv) that causes warts can spread from one person to another. It can aslo be spread to mucous linings like in ... Read More
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Maybe, maybe not: Effexor (venlafaxine) can be helpful for hot flashes, but it's often not a miracle, but talk to the doctor about tapering the dose up before you give ... Read More
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Meralgia parestheica: The lateral femoral cutaneous nerve can get pinched causing a numb area on the front of or outside part of the thigh. Get an exam by a doctor though b... Read More
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Yes: Although it's rare.
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Sure: Although it's considered a rather starchy fruit, it shouldn't bump your sugar too much. Just like anything, eat them in moderation.
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Lots of them: Low t stands for low testosterone. You may have seen the commercials. Men can have a falling off of their testosterone level in later adult years. Thi... Read More
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Be careful: These terms refer to non-mainstream medicine. Personally i would prefer to take a pill or undergoe a prescribed treatment that has been well studied, ... Read More
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Read labels: Use calcium citrate, it's better absorbed than calcium carbonate. Shoot for around 1000-1200mg a day combined in food and supplements. If you take a s... Read More
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Unlikely: It depends on where the infection is.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
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Symantics: They are the same. When you say "anxiety disorder" that's more of an "official" diagnosis name.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
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With one condition: Only if it has sun screen in it. Most tanning lotion is meant to enhance the sun's tanning effects, not to block it's harmful uv rays that cause burns... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
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>30%: High in proteins such as beans, nuts, meats and dairy. A chicken breast has about 20 grams of protein just to give you an idea. Normally you want arou... Read More
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No: We're not sure how Phentermine works to help with weight loss, but it can raise your heart rate and blood pressure similar to caffeine.
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A bit o'carbs: Choose something like a granola bar to provide your body with some carbs for the workout. Grain cereals like grape nuts, a whole grain bagel or a bana... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
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Try other things: Work out the unaffected parts of your body. For instance if you hurt your right shoulder, then do more with your left arm and legs and do more cardio.... Read More
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Don't aggravate it.: Anti-inflamatories may help too. Continued heavy weight bearing will aggravate it like sports, especially those with quick lateral movements like tenn... Read More
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Many ways: Often it's asymptomatic until it's well advanced. If there's any early symptoms it's going to be vague ones that ladies are plagued with anyway like b... Read More
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6-8 weeks: Bones take between 6-8 weeks to heal, but the pain can last longer because the soft tissue around the bone can be injured too.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
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No: Unfortunately it hasn't been studied. But my educated guess is no.
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Any pain condition: Physiatrists aka "physical medicine and rehabilitation" doctors, treat all conditions involving pain, but most of them focus on musculoskeletal disord... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
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Stop and think: I find a common issue with this is anxiety. For example, too much stress and stuff running through your head when you drop your car keys on the table ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
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Yes: Although it would be very rare in children and more common as you get older.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
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Yes: Dysphagia is difficulty swallowing and this difficuly could lead to not wanting to eat in a healthy, sustaining way. Get the problem fixed.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
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Potassium can: Sodium salts will worsen high blood pressure. Foods rich in potassium salts seem to improve it. Check out the dash diet.
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A 25-year-old member asked:
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Controlled more like: A healthy diet, getting your weight down and sometimes medication can normalize it. If you stop these things though the blood pressure will climb agai... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
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Lot's of ways: A diet low in calories and low in fat. Getting regular aerobic type exercise, losing weight if you're over weight and if your levels are significantly... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
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No: It's not an infectious disease.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
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Potassium is one: Look up the dash diet. One of the components is foods high in potassium.
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2 different things: For reasons we don't understand, sometimes the kidneys may allow some glucose to slip out into the urine even when the blood level of glucose is norma... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
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Sure: Being predisposed just means "more at risk" than others. You're more at risk for diabetes if you have a family history of diabetes, if you're overweig... Read More
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A 45-year-old male asked:
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Cyst?: Could be a sebaceous cyst. This is a common area for them. It sounds irritated. If its infected we would call it an abscess. You need to get this chec... Read More
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A 52-year-old male asked:
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Angiokeratomas?: http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/angiokeratoma#section_2 go to the above site and view the scrotal picture and see if it looks the same. If so these ar... Read More
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100.5: 100.5 is considered a fever. With any fever it doesn't hurt to have a 2yo checked out by a doctor. Even without a fever if their symptoms are severe g... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
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Of course not: In fact my mom was 44 when she had me. And remember if you're at all thinking about getting pregnant start taking Folic Acid to reduce the chance of n... Read More
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Most likely 1 of 2: If it is mostly on the back of your upper arms then i would think keratosis pilaris. If it is randomly around areas elsewhere on your arms i would thi... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
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Cracking your joints: There are joints all along your sternum where each of your ribs meets it. Also your sternum is made of of 3 parts and there are joints between those. ... Read More
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A few things maybe: Could be water trapped in there from a recent swim or shower. If you have pain in the ear it could be an outer or an inner ear infection that's draini... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
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Likely you have PFS: Patello-femoral syndrome develops when your knee cap grinds against your tibia leg bone. It happens when part of your thigh muscle gets strong enough ... 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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