Dr. Vance Harris

Family Medicine
Provo, UT
39 years experience male

Locations

Office

Redding, CA

Address

2632 B. Edith Ave, Redding, CA
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About

Bio

Graduated UCLA and practiced in a private practice for 35 years now. I see everything that comes through the door for family practice. I love taking care of children and their parents and grandparents. There is something very special when you have three generations of patients you get the opportunity to care for. Medicine is so much more than a job.

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Family Medicine

Licenses

United States: California

Languages spoken

English, Spanish

Doctor Q&A

770 Answers
515 Agrees
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vance Harris
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Mosquito and Robins: West nile virus must be produced in high numbers before being passed through mosquitoes. Birds are far and away the most frequent carriers. Robins loo... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vance Harris
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Good advice: The other answers are very good. Games are totally immersive now and engage almost all of our senses. Children with add seem to be vulnerable to repet... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vance Harris
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Normal TSH.: Thyroid Stimulating Hormone is made in the pituitary gland and it controls the thyroid. If your thyroid hormone level is low then the TSH signal from ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vance Harris
Family Medicine 36 years experience
2 Months long enough: I think you gave it a good try for 2 months. It might be time to see your doctor. Depending on your age and your activity it could be muscle or tendon... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vance Harris
Family Medicine 36 years experience
You are at risk.: Anytime you have intimate relations you have the risk of pregnancy. Sperm is present both before and after ejaculation. Unless you are trying to get p... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Vance Harris
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Subcutaneous emphysema: This sounds like it could be subcutaneous emphysema. Gas gets trapped under the skin, could be a collapsed lung or rib fracture but infections can do ... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vance Harris
Family Medicine 36 years experience
See your doc.: Sounds like you may have a vaginal infection. Not all are STD in nature. Go see your physician and diagnosis with treatment can be given.
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A female asked:
Dr. Vance Harris
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Pompholyx: This sounds a lot like a type of eczema. Pompholyx presents as recurrent crops of deep-seated blisters on the palms and soles. They cause intense itch... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vance Harris
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Infection?: It might help to upload a picture of this if you can. Infections can spread up the lymphatic vessels. This is usually more linear. Linear groupings of... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Vance Harris
Family Medicine 36 years experience
No way to tell.: There is no way to tell how often or with how many partners someone has had.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vance Harris
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Either one.: Ovulation is not usually so precise that you can be sure. All three events were very close and either could end up being the father. You will need to ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Vance Harris
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Cant predict drug: First off the time to clear depends on so many things. How potent, how often, how fast you metabolize. Fat tissue can concentrate the drug and it may ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vance Harris
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Time to evaluate: After 2 years it would be time to see your doctor. Could be ovulation or tube or uterus issue. It is also possible that it could be your partner. He m... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vance Harris
Family Medicine 36 years experience
If severe - see doc: Your temperature is normal. Headaches and nausea can accompany a number of illnesses. It may be something mild and you may feel better with some Tylen... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vance Harris
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Infection: You may have an infection in your axilla. Antibiotics may be needed. Try to see a doctor tomorrow before it gets larger. Might be from shaving. Change... Read More
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vance Harris
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Need evaluation: There are a number of conditions that could do that. I would see my doctor. You will need an EKG and labs and might have to use a device to monitor yo... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vance Harris
Family Medicine 36 years experience
If Rectal see Dr.: This sounds like a vaginal infection, something like yeast could do it. Sometimes it is hard to know where the discharge is coming from but look and s... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vance Harris
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Have it checked out: Food will normally help buffer the acid that is in our stomach . At night we do not have anything to buffer the acid although we do not make as much a... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vance Harris
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Calorie log: Some of that weight gain may have occurred while you were getting your thyroid controlled. Now you will still have to get the weight off the hard way... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vance Harris
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Use moderation.: Most studies show benefits from soy. New studies even show it may have a protective effect with preventing breast cancer. That is new info and needs f... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vance Harris
Family Medicine 36 years experience
See your doctor: Difficulty swallowing can be a sign of a serious process going on. It can also be due to heartburn so start taking some Omeprazole or equivalent medic... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Vance Harris
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Virus pic: This is an electron microscopy shot of the virus.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vance Harris
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Vomiting: You may have had the bout of food poisoning or you could have had a viral infection. Either way it sounds like you are doing well now and should not w... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vance Harris
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Rib evaluation. I is: If you had a previous trauma at that site like a fractured rib then it may be just a healing fracture. If there has been no trauma and you have a pain... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vance Harris
Family Medicine 36 years experience
See your Dr.: Those symptoms make me think that you might have pneumonia. This is the time to go see a doctor and get checked. There are other causes as well but th... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vance Harris
Family Medicine 36 years experience
University Hospital: I am sure they have given it a lot of thought. Rare cases that have no easy solution should be seen at a university hospital and you have a great one ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Vance Harris
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Many possible causes: Blood disorder refers to many conditions. In the blood we have red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets and all kinds of antibodies. A disorder c... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vance Harris
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Post nasal drip: It is annoying to be sure. It can irritate the back of the throat and collect giving a cough. Thats about the worse it does.
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vance Harris
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Prediabetes: You have a window of opportunity when still in the prediabetes state. This is the time to work hard on carbohydrate reduction as well as weight loss a... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vance Harris
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Stretch your muscles: If you are not used to running very hard and then ran after your nephew it is possible that you tore some of the muscle fibers in the leg. That will r... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vance Harris
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Keep it dry: See your dr. To make sure that you do not have a fungal infection in the area. I usually recommend that people use a blow dryer after showering to com... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vance Harris
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Cystitis: Anything that irritates the lining of the bladder can cause cystitis. This is most commonly seen with bladder infections. There are other conditions t... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vance Harris
Family Medicine 36 years experience
PSA results: Most labs have the results within a week or less. It shouldn't take much longer although it may take a while for the doctor to get back to the patient... Read More
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A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vance Harris
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Acid reflux: The first thing to do is to treat the acid reflux. There are a number of medications that will reduce the acid content of your stomach and minimize an... Read More
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vance Harris
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Possible muscle pull: If you have strained your back and that fits the clinical presentation then it is likely. If you stretch a muscle that has been irritated or damage th... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vance Harris
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Prostate cancer: You can never diagnosed prostate cancer based on a psa test they just aren't that accurate. Diagnosing prostate cancer requires doing a biopsy. Most p... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vance Harris
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Bad idea.: No, that would be dangerous. Use lifestyle changes and healthy eating. More vegetables and fewer carbs.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vance Harris
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Not likely: I would not expect a foam dodgeball to cause brain damage. If he has had a concussion it should be apparent and he should show some signs of impaired ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vance Harris
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Muscle Pain: There are some muscles that attach right on the shoulder blade called the rhomboid muscles and you may have strained one of those at the attachment. U... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vance Harris
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Depression: Both of these medications work on neurotransmitters that are active in controlling brain activity as well as mood. The area of the brain responsible f... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vance Harris
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Autoimmune condition: This autoimmune condition involves chronic dry eyes and mouth and can affect other organ systems as well. The disease attacks and damages the body's m... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vance Harris
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Most no symptoms: Most have no symptoms, 80%. If you develop symptoms of severe west nile virus illness, such as unusually severe headaches or confusion, seek medical a... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vance Harris
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Thyroid enlargement: Heterogeneous means uniform enlargement of the thyroid. Usually we are more concerned when there is a specific nodule rather than increase in the enti... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vance Harris
Family Medicine 36 years experience
On Death and Dying: Sorry for your loss. Losing loved ones is always painful. A good book by elisabeth kubler ross called on death and dying helped me. So sorry.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vance Harris
Family Medicine 36 years experience
See which you feel c: Some family doctors are very good with diabetes. Endocrinologist would be good also and has more experience. See the one you feel more trust. If inter... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vance Harris
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Seek treatment: Infection can cause congestion as well as bad allergies. There are medicines for both. We have many different medications for severe nasal allergies s... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vance Harris
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Bad effects: Studies show poor memory skills with use of weed. There are better medication for anxiety. Accident rates double in weed users. People with chronic us... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vance Harris
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Check with the doc: If there is a little swelling in the lids then they look like they are sagging but the lids should not normally drop down after surgery. It might depe... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vance Harris
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Check liver function: It usually takes a fair amount of alcohol exposure to get liver disease. I think it depends on what you mean by "a bit". It is easy to get your liver ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vance Harris
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Is contagious: While shingles itself is not contagious in the sense that you cannot give someone else shingles it does contain the chickenpox virus so anyone who has... Read More
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Testimonials
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Harris is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Harris is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Harris is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you! I worry about trying any laxitive because I read that laxitives & fiber can worsen & even be unsafe if you have IBS or IBD. Unsure if I have it. Never thought I coud have it. I alway though...Read More
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normally you are told you can get pregnant right after removal. so this news, though not surprising, its concerning. shouldnt more doctors be saying what you just said? its been removed for 6 months ...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Appointment w/ PCP made for 7 hrs from now. To the point it's too painful to move walk or sleep. Very worried. Should i expect surgery/removal? Thanks

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

UCLA School of Medicine, CA
Graduated 1984MD

Residency

NORTHRIDGE HOSPITAL MEDICAL CENTER
Completed 1987

Awards

Most Influential, First Place, Redding Region - Spring
2015
Thought Leader, Third Place, Redding Region - Spring
2015
Top Doctor, Second Place, Redding Region - Spring
2015
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