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Dr. Howard Feinberg

Rheumatology
Ashland, TN
38 years experience male

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Dr. Howard Feinberg

Ashland, TN

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1901 Winchester Ave, #103, Ashland, TN
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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.

Rheumatology

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

496 Answers
105 Agrees
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A member asked:
Dr. Howard Feinberg
Rheumatology 38 years experience
Gout : There is no longer a generic Colcrys (colchicine). This is one of several treatments for an acute flair-up of gout. You can discuss cheaper options ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Feinberg
Rheumatology 38 years experience
Treatments not fixes: There are no over the counter cures for dry mouth. The first step should be to diagnose the cause. There are several otc treatments for the symptoms... Read More
A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Howard Feinberg
Rheumatology 38 years experience
Get a Diagnosis: The he first step in treating any problem is to know what the problem is. If your arthritis is osteoarthritis or disk disease the main treatment woul... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Feinberg
Rheumatology 38 years experience
Gravity/reflux: The only reason for this is to use gravity to make sure the pill gets to your stomach and to prevent reflux from allowing medicine or stomach acid to ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Feinberg
Rheumatology 38 years experience
No: There is no permanent immunity.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Feinberg
Rheumatology 38 years experience
No: There are several forms of lupus. All of these have skin changes. Contact dermatitis is a different problem and not part of lupus.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Feinberg
Rheumatology 38 years experience
See a doctor: The first step is to see your do toe and get a diagnosis or if needed a referral to a rheumatologist. There are many types/ causes of arthritis. Bef... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Feinberg
Rheumatology 38 years experience
No: Medrol (methylprednisolone) is a type of steroid and is not normally measured on drug testing.
A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Howard Feinberg
Rheumatology 38 years experience
Rheumatologist : You can and should always start with your primary care physician. The rheumatologist is the specialist who would be your next strp.
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Feinberg
Rheumatology 38 years experience
Yes: Mctd is treated based on the predominant disease component. There are multiple medications which can be used for your symptoms. The correct choice w... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Feinberg
Rheumatology 38 years experience
Rib pain/pericarditi: Sharp chat pain which increases on laying down and improves when sitting up/ leaning forward is typical for pericarditis. Other possible causes inclu... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Feinberg
Rheumatology 38 years experience
Get a diagnosis: Tendinitis can occur by itself due to overuse, injury, or repetitive use. It can also be part of an arthritis or metabic disease. The first step in ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Feinberg
Rheumatology 38 years experience
Could be either: Sle and sjögren's syndrome can both cause enlarged lymph nodes. These diseases also can increase the risk of lymphoma - a type of cancer which can al... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Feinberg
Rheumatology 38 years experience
Depends on type: Surgery for this joint can take several forms depending on the specific problem in your hand. You should discuss this with a hand surgeon. If the j... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Howard Feinberg
Rheumatology 38 years experience
Please restatep: The name if the supplement you were asking about is missing. Please ask again. The two medications you mentioned can be taken together and often com... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Feinberg
Rheumatology 38 years experience
Yes with monitoring: Fluid retention is a common side effect of prednisone. A diuretic can help with the swelling. The swelling itself is most likely water retention whic... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Feinberg
Rheumatology 38 years experience
Possible sutoimmune: Anemia is a low blood count( a decrease in red blood cells) which has many causes. Raynauds is a problem in which a blood vessel spasms in response t... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Feinberg
Rheumatology 38 years experience
No: There is no diet, dietary supplement , or specific food that has been shown conclusively to affect osteoarthritis. If tomatoes or any other food affe... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Feinberg
Rheumatology 38 years experience
There are many answe: Nerve damage can occur in many different ways. Some of the most common are trauma ( injuries), arthritis or disk deterioration causing pressure on a... Read More
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Howard Feinberg
Rheumatology 38 years experience
Work closely with Dr: If you have spinal involvement from your psa you may require physical therapy and additional medication to control the symptoms. If Humira (adalimuma... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Feinberg
Rheumatology 38 years experience
1500 mg: 1500mg is the most common recommended amount for a healthy adult your age. The maximum recommended amount is 2300mg. A healthy adult can do fine o... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Howard Feinberg
Rheumatology 38 years experience
Go to a doctor: What you are describing at your age can have many causes. These symptoms could be as simple as anemia ( low blood count). Or a sign of heart, lung, e... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Feinberg
Rheumatology 38 years experience
Maybe: There is an increased risk of cancer if you have sle. This is especially true for lymphoma.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Feinberg
Rheumatology 38 years experience
50-65%: By giant aneurysm I assume you mean over 8mm. The rate of regression overall is up to 67% however the larger or giant aneurysms have a lower rate. U... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Howard Feinberg
Rheumatology 38 years experience
3 main causes: At your age the 3 big causes are mononucleosis ( or other infections), autoimmune diseases, and lymphoma. You will need to see a doctor for testing t... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Feinberg
Rheumatology 38 years experience
Not normal Treatment: Standard therapy is doxycycline and if this doesn't work , or for advanced disease rocrphin. Taking several antibiotics is unusual. Make sure you ar... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Feinberg
Rheumatology 38 years experience
Inflammation: Complement is a phase reactant which means it will go up with any type of inflammation. It is not specific for any one problem. A low complement is ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Howard Feinberg
Rheumatology 38 years experience
Typical X-ray. : These are typical changes from rheumatoid arthritis. The IP (?PIP) and MCP loss are signs that you are developing joint damage. If you have not been... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Howard Feinberg
Rheumatology 38 years experience
Get diagnosis first: You need a diagnosis first. Boils are not a diagnosis they are a symptom. I would recommend a university based dermatologist as your next step.
A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Howard Feinberg
Rheumatology 38 years experience
Yes: Raynauds can occur for many reasons including trauma, infection, autoimmune diseases, spondyloarthropathies, or independent of other diseases.
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Feinberg
Rheumatology 38 years experience
2 weeks: This depends on why you took the prednisone and how that condition is doing. If everything else is OK 2 weeks is a common time to deep fatigue after ... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Feinberg
Rheumatology 38 years experience
May be the Sjogrens: This could be a sign of light chain disease, caused by your sjogrens, or may be meaningless and never cause problems. Your best bet is to ask your do... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Howard Feinberg
Rheumatology 38 years experience
Look for new answer: The vagus nerve carries sensory information from the abdominal organs including the intestines and some motor ( muscle)) function. If you are having ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Feinberg
Rheumatology 38 years experience
Many possibilities.: The lab tests you had are not sensitive or specific enough to rely on. I would recommend you see a rheumatologist and have a complete evaluation. Ge... Read More
A 73-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Feinberg
Rheumatology 38 years experience
Find the cause: There are multiple treatments for the symptoms of sensory neuropathy. These include medications like neuron tin which you have been prescribed. Ther... Read More
A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Howard Feinberg
Rheumatology 38 years experience
Do you mean Lupus?: I am guessing you are asking about systemic lupus erythematosis. This is a systemic (total body) autoimmune disease . It most commonly causes rashes... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Feinberg
Rheumatology 38 years experience
No coincidence: What i always tell my students. One new uncommon problem can happen to anyone. 2 common problems -possible. 2 uncommon problems very unlikely. 3 pr... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Feinberg
Rheumatology 38 years experience
Yes: Cymbalta (duloxetine) is one of 3 medications fda approved for the treatment of fibromyalgua. It is most effective in controlling the pain symptoms. ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Feinberg
Rheumatology 38 years experience
Fibromyalgia: You are describing typical features of fibromyalgia. This can also include bladder problems and a foggy sensation. It is associated with poor sleep ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Feinberg
Rheumatology 38 years experience
No.: While possible this would be very unlikely. Without treatment the disease typically progresses and causes death in less than a year. There are peopl... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Feinberg
Rheumatology 38 years experience
6days: The half life of this medication ( time to eliminate 50% of the amount remaining in your body) is approximately 24 hours. After 6 half lives (6 days)... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Feinberg
Rheumatology 38 years experience
Yes: It is unlikely you will have a problem 24h after your medication. Most reactions to this mecication occur during the actual infusion. The other main... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Howard Feinberg
Rheumatology 38 years experience
Yes!!!: Go now!!!!!! This could be a blood clot and very serious or simply from the sciatica. Do not delay. If your doc is not in go to urgent care or ER.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Feinberg
Rheumatology 38 years experience
Many side effects: There are too many side effects to list them all. Common side effects for zomorph are addiction, constipation, nausea, vommitting, difficulty concent... Read More
A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Howard Feinberg
Rheumatology 38 years experience
Physical therapy: If the problem is only noise and not pain, neurologic symptoms or nerve damage the most important treatment is regular physical therapy exercise. You... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Feinberg
Rheumatology 38 years experience
Different anatomy : Bursitis is inflammation of a bursa. The bursa are cushions or pads in various areas of the body. Arthritis refers to inflammation, swelling or dama... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Feinberg
Rheumatology 38 years experience
See your doctor : This could be from many causes. Anemia, thyroid problems, lack of sleep from caring for a newborn, etc. You should see your doctor and discuss your ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Feinberg
Rheumatology 38 years experience
No ibuprofen: Tylenol (acetaminophen) is ok with aleve. Ibuprofen and aleve are both similar medications and should not be combined.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Feinberg
Rheumatology 38 years experience
Death: The risk of those doses include liver failure from acetominophen overdose, kidney failure from NSAID overdose, bleeding, ulcer disease, nausea. Do ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Feinberg
Rheumatology 38 years experience
Same thing: Osteoporosis is a metabolic bone disease. There are many other metabolic bone diseases. Metabolic bone disease is a catagory of disease.

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Sep 16, 2014
Dr. Howard Feinberg is a very knowledgeable and helpful physician.
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Mar 30, 2015
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Mar 30, 2015
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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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