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Dr. Vance Harris

Family Medicine
Redding, CA
38 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 25 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
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Family Medicine

Licenses

United States: California

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

766 Answers
512 Agrees
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vance Harris
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Mosquito bites: 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 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vance Harris
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Weight loss: Using coffee to lose weight is a really bad idea. Study after study shows that the only effective weight loss program is lifestyle modification. Exerc... Read More
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vance Harris
Family Medicine 38 years experience
By Mosquitoe: 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 female asked:
Dr. Vance Harris
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Diets can be complex: Lots of fruits and vegetables can only be a good thing. Try for 5 servings of these a day. Vary the colors and you will have done a great service to y... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vance Harris
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Abdominal Pain: So many possible causes. There are actually whole books about abd pain. Stomach flu, gastritis, constipation, gallbladder. Pain for several days sound... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Vance Harris
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Pain needs evaluatio: Unbearable pain anywhere should be checked as soon as possible. It could be something serious with that degree of pain. There are a lot of causes for ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vance Harris
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Time to heal.: Obviously not something to try again. Damaged skin has to heal now. Will take some time.keep it clean. Vaseline if needed to keep the skin from adheri... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vance Harris
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Very likely: It sounds like you really don't want to admit you might be pregnant. 4 pregnancy test is more than enough. Timing was ideal for a pregnancy. Make an a... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vance Harris
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Diet sounds good: Your diet sounds just fine. Follow the advice of your doctor for healing. Use the immobilizer and be sure to do the physical therapy WHEN your doctor ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vance Harris
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Weight loss: I would not expect that you would change your weight loss significantly. It may reduce appetite somewhat but in the long term that does not help with ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vance Harris
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Cigarettes / damage: Smoking cigarettes can damage the blood vessels a couple of ways. There is a direct toxic effect on the lining of the inside of the arteries and they ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vance Harris
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Check your insurance: I would imagine that it all depends on what type of insurance you have. Most policies cover lab work. For some people they have a very high deductible... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vance Harris
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Dizzy: Dizziness is one of those words that can mean different things to different people. Vertigo can have one cause and lightheadedness can have another. I... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vance Harris
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Exercise can help: Exercise has been shown to have a profound effect on mood and on motivation. Joining a gym is an excellent first step as long as you actually go to th... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vance Harris
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Water pills: Water loss never represents true weight loss. Your weight may vary by a couple of pounds based on water retention but you should never consider water ... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vance Harris
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Low thyroid: If you share these symptoms with your physician it is likely that they will check your thyroid to ensure that replacement is adequate. This is a fairl... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vance Harris
Family Medicine 38 years experience
TSH: It means you need more thyroid and should go up on the dose. See your doctor.
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vance Harris
Family Medicine 38 years experience
PH of body: The ph of your body is tightly controlled by the kidneys and even by your breathing rate. It would not be a good idea to try and control the ph with b... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vance Harris
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Twitching eye: I assume you mean your eye twitch as the eyes need to blink in order to keep the eyeball well lubricated. You can't keep your eyes from blinking but t... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vance Harris
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Therapist: I guess each one of us has to overcome our fear of death in one way or another. If this has you preoccupied and is interfering with your life then i w... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vance Harris
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Musculoskeletal: The symptoms are seen most often with a musculoskeletal strain. You may have done something to overwork those muscles recently. Kidney stones can also... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vance Harris
Family Medicine 38 years experience
See your doctor: The most common thing is a bladder infection but there are other causes like a kidney stone (should hurt) or something in the bladder like polyps or o... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vance Harris
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Bladder infection: Foul-smelling urine can come from a bladder infection or even from certain foods that we eat. Stds do not usually effect the bladder and i wouldn't th... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vance Harris
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Viral infection: Viral infections are the most common cause of gastroenteritis. This causes severe diarrhea and cramping. If it doesn't resolve over the next few days ... Read More
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vance Harris
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Talk to your doctor: There are many reasons for an elevated SGOT and some resolve and others need treatment. Talk your doctor to get the diagnosis and then you will have a... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Vance Harris
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Maybe a skin gland: I think that one needs to be examined. If it is a gland that plugged up and you squeeze it you might force the material out the glad opening causing a... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vance Harris
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Normal.: This is how the body heals. It will take a few more weeks but the inflammation after the injury is how the body heals. Give it more time and you can j... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vance Harris
Family Medicine 38 years experience
See your doctor: Your doctor should be able to tell you what the discharge is from with a good exam. It could still be yeast even if you treated with over-the-counter ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vance Harris
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Go to the ER: You need to go the the er. Blood in the stomach will give the coffee ground look and blood that goes through the bowels will come out black. You are p... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vance Harris
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Check with Dr.: The reason for doing pap smears with hpv is to prevent cervical cancer. Oftentimes they can find it early enough that it can be destroyed locally. It'... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vance Harris
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Risk either way: As you have stated the risk is significant with the surgery when you have those conditions. The risk of not doing anything is also very great as her w... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vance Harris
Family Medicine 38 years experience
No to Onion: Nothing is more frustrating than not being able to sleep. Tossing and turning. Your mind is racing, going over everything that happened today. There a... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vance Harris
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Calorie log: You could have a low thyroid and that is easy to check. Do a calorie count soon and see how many you really get each day. Many people are surprised ho... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vance Harris
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Diet as well.: You really need a healthy diet that has fewer carbohydrates and fats and increased reliance on vegetables to lose weight effectively. Jogging and swim... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vance Harris
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Medication will help: See your doctor and with an exam they should be able to tell which one it is. Usually the one with that odor is a bacterial overgrowth and will need a... Read More
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A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vance Harris
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Get checked out: There are some specific conditions that will give aching much more than others. See your doctor as many rheumatologic diseases will cause this as well... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vance Harris
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Get a referral: You have the right to switch cardiologist. Try to get your primary care doctor to give you a referral to a new cardiologist. If the new cardiologist i... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Vance Harris
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Vertigo: The inner ear send signals to the brain with regards to motion or rotation. Either the inner ear is sending signals erroneously or the nerve that trav... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vance Harris
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Virus will resolve: Many time cause is actually a virus and zithromycin won't make much of a difference. Most upper respiratory infections and pharyngitis infections are ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vance Harris
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Go to. ER: 9 is dangerous. Go to the emergency room so they can reverse the warfarin. Go now. You could be bleeding internally. Call 911 if you feel bad.
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A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vance Harris
Family Medicine 38 years experience
You cant.: You cant. It is the size it is so find a way to be comfortable with things you have no control over and cannot change.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vance Harris
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Sinus drainage: Pet hair is a strong allergen and can provoke significant sinus drainage and congestion. Cigarette smoke also can act as an allergen but has a direct ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vance Harris
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Great to jog.: Jogging is a very healthy way to get your exercise. Under 18 should be working on increased exercise so we can try to reverse the epidemic of diabetes... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vance Harris
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Possibly pneumonia: Most people with bronchitis do not suffer from shortness of breath but they do have a productive cough. If you have shortness of breath or fever then ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Vance Harris
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Virus: You can have a virus causing diarrhea without vomiting.
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vance Harris
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Six months: After an injury like that it is not uncommon for the headaches to go on for several months. Usually by six months most posttraumatic headaches have re... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vance Harris
Family Medicine 38 years experience
TMJ joint: There is a joint at the top of your jaw called the TMJ that can cause a click. Your doctor sounds like he is right.
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A member asked:
Dr. Vance Harris
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Coughing for weeks: Some infections can leave you with a cough for even a few months. See your doctor and make sure it isnt something more serious. You may need a chest x... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Vance Harris
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Try baby oil: Sometimes itching can be to a medical condition but often is a sign of dry skin. Many people do well with baby oil applied sparingly with a washcloth ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vance Harris
Family Medicine 38 years experience
You might be: Condoms are not very effective by themselves because there is leakage around the base or they may leak. The pull out method is also very unreliable. W... Read More
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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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