Dr. Gregg Albers

Addiction Medicine
Lynchburg, VA
43 years experience male

Locations

Light Medical, Inc.

Lynchburg, VA

Address

2811 Linkhorne Road, Suite A, Lynchburg, VA
Directions

My office hours

Thursday: 8:30am - 5:00pm
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Fax

434-383-56

Insurances accepted

Cigna

CIGNA Health Care

Tricare

About

Bio

Director of Health Services at Liberty University, then started Light Medical, Inc. Medical Director of Pathways, consulting for Child Psychiatry, Adult Psychiatry, and New Visions Medical Stabilization Unit of Centra Health. Medical Director for Westminster Canterbury, Fairmont Crossings Rehab, consultant for Guggenheimer Nursing Home, and Centra Skilled Care and Rehab. Sports Medicine for Liberty University, Liberty Christian Academy. Writing and editorial for Word, Zondervan. Owner of Light Investments.

Specialties
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Addiction Medicine

Family Medicine

Sports Medicine

Travel Medicine

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

279 Answers
850 Agrees
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A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregg Albers
Addiction Medicine 43 years experience
Folliculitis: Sores on the skin are related to acne vulgarism, usually related to hormones, or follicular infections, which may leave a scar. Some of these infecti... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregg Albers
Addiction Medicine 43 years experience
Very rare: I am aware of a patient who had no symptoms except for depression, for 3 months, no neurological changes. When medication did not work, a MRI was ord... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregg Albers
Addiction Medicine 43 years experience
Sciatica: The sciatic nerve goes from the lower back, through the buttock on both left and right, and down the back of the leg to the foot. Pain starting in th... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregg Albers
Addiction Medicine 43 years experience
Side Effects: There are some serious, but rare, side effects with hydroxyurea, including secondary leukemia, pulmonary fibrosis, pancreatitis, and peripheral neurop... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregg Albers
Addiction Medicine 43 years experience
Prognosis?: Each person with cyclic vomiting syndrome has different triggers, different levels of severity, some with more and others less episodes, and some with... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregg Albers
Addiction Medicine 43 years experience
Controlling sugars: Your blood sugar has two components. Your diet is important, as you need sugar to give your body energy. Follow a diabetic diet , do not eat raw sug... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregg Albers
Addiction Medicine 43 years experience
Tendonitis: Pain with any activity, by be related to pain from an inflamed tendon or tendonitis. Stretching, sometimes rest is needed to reduce the pain and infl... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregg Albers
Addiction Medicine 43 years experience
Anemia: Weakness, tiredness, sometimes shortness of breath, pale skin, pale membranes in the mouth, and nail bed duskiness - these are common changes with ane... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregg Albers
Addiction Medicine 43 years experience
Arm Asleep?: Most of the time this is caused by simple pressure on the nerve that innervates the arm. Pressure on the nerve will reduce or stop the blood flow to ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregg Albers
Addiction Medicine 43 years experience
Hot Legs Plus: You could have one problem, diabetes not currently diagnosed, causing some damage to the nerves in the legs called diabetic neuropathy. This could be... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Gregg Albers
Addiction Medicine 43 years experience
Yes: Many alcoholics continue to drink, sometimes after treatment, and sometimes never trying treatment. They may die of damage from their alcohol use. B... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Gregg Albers
Addiction Medicine 43 years experience
Painful Urination: If you have pain with urination, that is intermittent, you may have ingested an irritant, or had irregular sexual contact. If you have pain that is c... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregg Albers
Addiction Medicine 43 years experience
Lung or chest pain: Pain in the lung could be from a blood clot, inflammation in the lining or inflammation of an infection. Smoking make all of these more likely. Plea... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregg Albers
Addiction Medicine 43 years experience
Overdose?: Most of us in the medical field here "overdose" and think this is intentional act possibly leading to death. Are you asking about persons who take a ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregg Albers
Addiction Medicine 43 years experience
Ginko: As with any medication, the amount of the medication, and the number of doses dictates the amount of drug, and length of time it is in your system. G... Read More
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregg Albers
Addiction Medicine 43 years experience
Drug Testing: The amount that an individual smokes greatly effects the how long a test will be positive, as well as the cut off level of the screening test. Smoking... Read More
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregg Albers
Addiction Medicine 43 years experience
Depo and Alcohol: Alcohol does not seem to affect the depo-provera or birth control shot directly. However, the more use of alcohol, the more reduction in inhibitions,... Read More
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A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregg Albers
Addiction Medicine 43 years experience
Pain all over: This is not normal, but it may not be from something serious. The most likely source is a painful muscle condition call fibromyalgia, that is related ... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregg Albers
Addiction Medicine 43 years experience
Quit Smoking: Smoking is a very difficult habit and addiction to quit. Average number of tries is seven. Use a nicotine patch or puffer instead of cigarettes, but... Read More
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregg Albers
Addiction Medicine 43 years experience
Depends on dose: The more caffeine you drink, the higher the initial level. After4-6 hours your level will drop. Some of us are more sensitive, and after one cup of c... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregg Albers
Addiction Medicine 43 years experience
Sciatica: Pain the buttocks after activity, running, walking, bending, climbing, could be from mild irritation of the sciatic nerve, or the muscle that lays on ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregg Albers
Addiction Medicine 43 years experience
Lifespan?: Could be normal if the person quits now. Nicotine gum, puffer, patches, medication all can help. Contact the american lung association and ask for t... Read More
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A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregg Albers
Addiction Medicine 43 years experience
Accutane: There is no warning, no increase in side effects, with smoking and using accutane. However, there is a long list of other precautions to take while yo... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregg Albers
Addiction Medicine 43 years experience
Hemachromatosis: Quite a bit is known about the disease, but those who have it often do not find out about the disease or that they have the disease until they have so... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregg Albers
Addiction Medicine 43 years experience
Tonsillitis: Tonsil pain, enlargement, with exudate (white patches), can be caused by viral infection, or bacterial infections. After cultures and blood tests medi... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregg Albers
Addiction Medicine 43 years experience
LSD Use: When using the drug, the person can lose a sense of right and wrong, judgement, and bad reactions can lead to psychosis, anxiety, depressive symptoms,... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregg Albers
Addiction Medicine 43 years experience
Head pain: A severe pain in the head with coughing or bending could have a simple source, such as sinus infection or pressure, or something serious like an aneur... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregg Albers
Addiction Medicine 43 years experience
Allergy Medications: Most patients can take medications to relieve symptoms of allergy for many years without problems or side effects. Suggests to reduce the use, use a ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregg Albers
Addiction Medicine 43 years experience
Fair skin: Avoiding sun , the reason that skin try's to protect itself by making more melanin. Sun exposure also chemically helps the body produce vitamin d, an... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregg Albers
Addiction Medicine 43 years experience
Iron overload: Those patients who have had blood work that show anemia, are often put on iron. If this is you, you should have blood work on a regular basis to make... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregg Albers
Addiction Medicine 43 years experience
Coughing: Smoking produces toxins and tars, and your lungs try to protect themselves by flushing it out with mucous. Irritation caused by the tars, toxins, muc... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gregg Albers
Addiction Medicine 43 years experience
Lobeline: This drug has a number of different effects of the brain, stimulating the nicotine receptors, blocking serotonin re-uptake, and changing Dopamine meta... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregg Albers
Addiction Medicine 43 years experience
Nutrition?: There is no doubt that nutrition can play a part in improving a patient's immune function, which may slow or delay cancer growth. For those that decid... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregg Albers
Addiction Medicine 43 years experience
Blood in throat: You may have a simple nose bleed, but often that does not have pain. A viral ulcer, or worse a cancerous ulcer, may produce pain and have the faste o... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregg Albers
Addiction Medicine 43 years experience
Diet Pills: Most diet pills are over the counter, and use caffeine, or other natural stimulant. These will not show up in a drug test. If you are overweight to ... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregg Albers
Addiction Medicine 43 years experience
Passive Smoke: When others smoke around you, you are exposed to passive smoke. Children are exposed the the passive smoke of their smoking parents. If you smoke, y... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregg Albers
Addiction Medicine 43 years experience
MRSA Infection: Mrsa infections of the skin may require an oral antibiotic till under control. Topical antibiotics treat smaller areas. Some have folliculitis that ... Read More
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Dr. Gregg Albers
Addiction Medicine 43 years experience
Serious Side Effects: Chantix has some serious side effects - change in behavior, agitation, depression, suicidal ideation. You need to know about these before you take th... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregg Albers
Addiction Medicine 43 years experience
Braces: Braces have positives and negatives. If you have ligament damage it can protect your joint from further damage. Bracing a painful joint may lead to ... Read More
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregg Albers
Addiction Medicine 43 years experience
Eating Disorder: Appetite for food is regulated by a number of neurohormones, as well as your blood sugar level, and feedback from your stomach. A number of medicatio... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregg Albers
Addiction Medicine 43 years experience
Cafix: Cafix is a coffee like drink, but it has no caffeine. The drink is not used for constipation, but if it works it should be safe, just about any amoun... Read More
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A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregg Albers
Addiction Medicine 43 years experience
Spinal Pain: From from the neck, down the arm, down the back extending to the leg may mean the spinal cord is being compressed, call spinal stenosis. Please check... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregg Albers
Addiction Medicine 43 years experience
Alcohol Damage: The damage is related to the amount you are using, the strength of the alcohol, and your sensitivity to your level of use. Alcohol damages the liver,... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregg Albers
Addiction Medicine 43 years experience
Spinal Cord Injury: When the spinal cord, the spine is damaged, severed, cut, or crushed, the softer tissues of the cord are damaged, often permanently. These nerves com... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregg Albers
Addiction Medicine 43 years experience
Frequency?: Not a common side effect, but that doesn't mean in you or whomever is using this medication, it am be an individual reaction to its use. Discuss with... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregg Albers
Addiction Medicine 43 years experience
Wilson's Disease: The problem is a build up of copper in the body, especially in the liver. Your doctor will prescribe a chelating agent that binds and gets rid of the... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregg Albers
Addiction Medicine 43 years experience
Sepsis: Most bacterial infections do not spread into the blood stream, the definition of sepsis. Most simple infection, such as skin infections, or bladder i... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregg Albers
Addiction Medicine 43 years experience
Viral meningitis: The symptoms are similar to a bacterial meningitis - headache, nausea, vomiting, pain in the eyes from light, stiff neck, and fever. The spinal tap wi... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregg Albers
Addiction Medicine 43 years experience
Hemachromatosis: The single gene carrier will likely not develop any symptoms or problems from increased iron absorption. You will still need to have regular blood wo... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregg Albers
Addiction Medicine 43 years experience
Hemoglobin AIC: Physicians trust a fasting specimen for most of the blood testing related to cholesterol, diabetes, and other metabolic issues. The hemoglobin aic is... Read More
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Testimonials
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HealthTap member
Apr 24, 2015
This Dr. can really, really help some folks! my needs are less. but read his areas of expertise. Call on him for help and advice!
HealthTap member
Feb 25, 2012
Very intriguing app that connects medical questions with real live doctors. This doctor responded in just 15 minutes.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Albers is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
This was very helpful. Thanks! i am really worried about my boyfriend who is having terrible headaches for two days now ,till he decides to quit smoking . this helped me .thank you
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Thank you Dr. Albers. I appreciate you taking the time to answer my question. I will have my Dr's look into this information and do a work up if they believe it to be necessary.
HealthTap member
Dear dr. Albers, thank you for your answer. It confirms all my symptoms and the treatment that I am taking (Singulair), unfortunately, it is not terribly effective

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Toledo College of Medicine, OH
Graduated 1980MD

Residency

MERCY HOSPITAL

Awards

Best Bedside Manner - Our Health Magazine
HealthTap Founding Doctor
HealthTap Scholar

Affiliations

Director- Ruth Brooks Free Clinic - Thomas Road Baptist Church
Liberty Christian Academy - School Board
Liberty Godparent Home - Board Member

Publications

American Academy of Family Practice- Family Health Guide
Counseling the Sick and Terminally I'll
Counseling and AIDS
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