Dr. Howard Feinberg

Rheumatology
Ashland, TN
39 years experience male

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Dr. Howard Feinberg

Ashland, TN

Address

1901 Winchester Ave, #103, Ashland, TN
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Specialties
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Rheumatology

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

496 Answers
105 Agrees
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Feinberg
Rheumatology 39 years experience
Depends on field : For general diseases in all fields these are some if the most common: SLE, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Feinberg
Rheumatology 39 years experience
Autoimmune disease: This can be a sign of numerous diseases. This can vary from a self limited viral infection to a serious life threatening autoimmune disease. Your fr... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Feinberg
Rheumatology 39 years experience
Tendinitis : Tendinitis is common with injuries, overuse, and many arthritis diseases. It is most commonly discussed as a part of a class of diseases called sero... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Feinberg
Rheumatology 39 years experience
Homeopathic : Save your money. Talk to your doctor about otc capsaicin, or other treatments after you get a diagnosis.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Feinberg
Rheumatology 39 years experience
Hip pain: Your symptoms are not unique to one problem or disease. You should see a rheumatologist to get a diagnosis if your family doctor is unsure of the cau... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Feinberg
Rheumatology 39 years experience
Rheumatogist: Lupus, SLE, or Systemic Lupus Erythematosis is mainly cared for by rheumatologists.
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A male asked:
Dr. Howard Feinberg
Rheumatology 39 years experience
Not lab: The uric acid level has nothing to do with the headache. You should go back to your doctor for a diagnosis and treatment
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Feinberg
Rheumatology 39 years experience
No side wffects: The MRI is a safe test that uses a magnet instead of X-rays. Because of this there is no radiation exposure. It is one of the best tests for deterio... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Howard Feinberg
Rheumatology 39 years experience
Yes: Sinus infection can be passed by close personal contact or body fluids. Kissing definantly qualifies. Allergies can cause sinus inflammation that ca... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Feinberg
Rheumatology 39 years experience
Better sleep: Fibromyslgia is a widespread musculoskeletal pain syndrome. It is associated with poor quality sleep. The most effective method to control Fibromyal... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Feinberg
Rheumatology 39 years experience
Yes: Diet, exercise, a good nights sleep are very important with this disease. It is also important to be monitored for kidney disease, to treat the dryne... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Howard Feinberg
Rheumatology 39 years experience
Dry skin: This could be from cold exposure. A common cause at your age is also dishydrotic eczema. Frequent hand washing is another common cause. All of thes... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Howard Feinberg
Rheumatology 39 years experience
Increase calories: Calculate your total calorie intake. You will need to increase this above your current level to gain weight. You should also look at your protein so... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Howard Feinberg
Rheumatology 39 years experience
No cure: Yes psoriasis and IBS can be related. No, there is no cure for psoriasis or IBS. Yes there are treatments for both IBS ans psoriasis that work to co... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Feinberg
Rheumatology 39 years experience
Both are OK: The best medication for M cTD is the medication which treats the most active component at the time. Both of the medications you asked about are safe ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Feinberg
Rheumatology 39 years experience
Yes: Yes. This is a temporary side effect.
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Feinberg
Rheumatology 39 years experience
Both are possible : Could be either. Call your doctor and get checked.
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Howard Feinberg
Rheumatology 39 years experience
Reactive arthritis: Prostatitis and joint problems are 2 of the key diagnostic criteria for Reactive arthritis (old name Reiter's syndrome). You should see your family d... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Feinberg
Rheumatology 39 years experience
Thank you: Fibromyalgia does not exclude you from being a donor. Thank you for your generosity and willingness to help others. If that is your only health prob... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Howard Feinberg
Rheumatology 39 years experience
Caused by iron: Iron pills will cause constipation and black stools. A fiber supplement may help with your bowel movements. Let the doctor prescribing the iron know... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Howard Feinberg
Rheumatology 39 years experience
May still be gout: This could still be gout or another crystal induced arthritis. In order to tell you will need to see a doctor who can take fluid out of the toe when ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Howard Feinberg
Rheumatology 39 years experience
Depends on location: Lyme disease is a regional problem. If you live in an area where Lyme disease is common you should see a doctor. If you are not hiking in an area wi... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Feinberg
Rheumatology 39 years experience
Both: Celebrex (celecoxib) helps with pain but can also reduce inflammation and swelling
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Feinberg
Rheumatology 39 years experience
Yes: These are normal symptoms of a conclusion but should be evaluated by a doctor.
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Howard Feinberg
Rheumatology 39 years experience
Not enough: 6-7 hours is borderline and probably not enough at your age. This would be a good nights sleep for someone in their 70's or 80's. You should schedul... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Feinberg
Rheumatology 39 years experience
See a doctor: This can vary from a very mild infection to severe disease such as relapsing polychondritis. If you have a pricing or injury this could also be the c... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Howard Feinberg
Rheumatology 39 years experience
Yes.: It would depend on the severity and cause of liver damage. If you are having these symptoms you should see a doctor for an evaluation.
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Howard Feinberg
Rheumatology 39 years experience
7% risk: This is a very personal choice. These problems are not directly inherited but there is an inherited tendency towards these diseases. Both psoriasis... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Howard Feinberg
Rheumatology 39 years experience
Varies : The actual number varies by country and age. We believe there are many cases which are never identified and go away on their own. The best estimate ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Feinberg
Rheumatology 39 years experience
14 days: Most chlamydia infections do not cause any symptoms. Pelvic inflammatory disease usually occurs 7-21 days after exposure if it occurs.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Feinberg
Rheumatology 39 years experience
100 hours: The half life ( time to get rid of 50% of the drug in your system) is approximately 20 hours. Normally after 5 half lives the level has dropped to 3... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Feinberg
Rheumatology 39 years experience
Prilosec or prevacid (lansoprazole): The proton pump inhibitor class of drugs will normally work best ( Prilosec or prevacid). Your mom should also elevate the head of the bed, avoid eat... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Feinberg
Rheumatology 39 years experience
Requires evaluation.: Dry mouth is a common problem with many causes. Some of the most common are medications, mouth breathing, diabetes, anxiety/depression, and dehydrati... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Feinberg
Rheumatology 39 years experience
See a rheumatologist: The first step is to see a rheumatologist and confirm your diagnosis. After this you can decide on a treatment plan and a plan for monitoring. This ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Feinberg
Rheumatology 39 years experience
No advil (ibuprofen): Advil and Celebrex are in the same class of medications and should not be combined. You should also stay away from Aspirin and aleve(naproxen). Tyle... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Feinberg
Rheumatology 39 years experience
Swelling: The most common cause of a painful liver is swelling causing stretching of the capsule, or outer portion of the liver. Many times "liver pain" is rea... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Feinberg
Rheumatology 39 years experience
No tests: Patellar tendinitis is diagnosed by history and physical examination. There is no test for this problem.
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Feinberg
Rheumatology 39 years experience
See a doctor: What you are describing could be an infection requiring treatment, cancer, or an autoimmune disease. You should see a doctor for a diagnosis right aw... Read More
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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Howard Feinberg
Rheumatology 39 years experience
No: These are not typical symptoms of ankylosing spondylitis. The main symptoms are back stiffness and pain. Typically pain proves with activity and inc... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Feinberg
Rheumatology 39 years experience
Nothing: Lupus is diagnosed based on a combination of lab tests and symptoms. A lab test alone does not diagnose this disease and could be positive in many di... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Feinberg
Rheumatology 39 years experience
Yes: It depends on the disease, what medications you are on, what your blood count is, and which disease. Check with your local red cross blood donation c... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Feinberg
Rheumatology 39 years experience
Still in time: The first strips to get checked by someone who has experience diagnosing and treating lyme disease. The symptoms you have are not specific for that d... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Howard Feinberg
Rheumatology 39 years experience
Musculoskeletal : If the pain is reproduced with pressure over the area or deep breathing it may be related to the breathing/chest muscles or rib movement with breathin... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Feinberg
Rheumatology 39 years experience
Neurologic symptom: This is a sign of a nerve/neurologic problem. It is not a sign of a specific disease. It could be caused by a disease, nerve compression, nerve injur... Read More
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A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Howard Feinberg
Rheumatology 39 years experience
Yes: Crepitus is often a sign of arthritis. It means you have a "creaky" knee.
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Feinberg
Rheumatology 39 years experience
See a doctor: See a doctor. Sounds like he did some damage. He might be OK however This could lead to arthritis or worsening problems over time. He should have i... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Feinberg
Rheumatology 39 years experience
No: The first step you should take is to see a rheumatologist and get a diagnosis. There are several diseases that can cause the vertebrate to fuse. Inf... Read More
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A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Feinberg
Rheumatology 39 years experience
Yes: Wear a mask until the work is done. Using air conditioning at home with a filter designed for allergy will also help.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Feinberg
Rheumatology 39 years experience
Unlikely: The most common area for back pain due to large breasts is the mid back. It is possible to have low back pain but your area is an unlikely location f... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Feinberg
Rheumatology 39 years experience
No: Lab tests are only one indicator of sle activity. You and your doctor are the best ones to judge how active your disease is and whether your symptoms... Read More
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Sep 16, 2014
Dr. Howard Feinberg is a very knowledgeable and helpful physician.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Feinberg is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower4
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Feinberg is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This saved my life. Thank you. Thank you. This is helpful. I am really in awe that you you help so many people. I have been around doctors all my life, they have saved my life.
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Thank you for answering promptly. It's greatly appreciated. It didn't make me feel very good and I don't think it saved any lives. But thanks anyway.
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific, CA
Graduated 1984MD

Awards

Top Doctor, Second Place, Tennessee - Summer
2014
Top Rheumatologist , First Place, Tennessee - Summer
2014
Most Influential Doctor, Second Place, Tennessee - Summer
2014
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