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Dr. Gregg Albers

Addiction Medicine
Lynchburg, VA
42 years experience male

Locations

Light Medical, Inc.

Lynchburg, VA

Address

2811 Linkhorne Road, Suite A, Lynchburg, VA
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My office hours

Tuesday: 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

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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregg Albers
Addiction Medicine 42 years experience
Legal steroids?: The strength is not important, as increasing doses make the weaker stronger. The problem is using Anabolic steroids for non-medical bodybuilding or we... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregg Albers
Addiction Medicine 42 years experience
Addiction to Heroin: Your brain has receptors that when given an opioid medication, heroin, morphine, hydrocodone, will be stimulated, which causes as cascade of Dopamine ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregg Albers
Addiction Medicine 42 years experience
Symptoms: This malformation is due to pressure in the brain pushing down on the back portion, the cerebellum. Headaches, nausea, dizziness, muscle weakness, and... Read More
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A 78-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gregg Albers
Addiction Medicine 42 years experience
Age only.: Keep it up. Take your vitamin, keep exercising, eat what you have been eating. You may need an increased dose of the viagra, (sildenafil) but only a... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregg Albers
Addiction Medicine 42 years experience
Gastritis: Use of alcohol leads to damage of the lining of the stomach, gastritis or ulcers in some who drink. Alcohol is toxic to so many tissues in the body, ... Read More
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregg Albers
Addiction Medicine 42 years experience
Birth Control/Acne: Many birth control medications reduce acne, on the face or other areas. Stopping may cause a change in hormones that brings on the acne. Treating th... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregg Albers
Addiction Medicine 42 years experience
Preventing Arthritis: We know that joint trauma, aging, obesity are factors that promote the osteoarthritic form of arthritis, sometimes as early as the thirties. Protectin... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregg Albers
Addiction Medicine 42 years experience
Arthritis: More serious forms of arthritis, rheumatoid, osteoarthritis, psoriatic, and each will have some changes in the joints of the hands, stiffness, swellin... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregg Albers
Addiction Medicine 42 years experience
Valacyclovir: The company suggest that you should be well hydrated when taking valacyclovir, and use of alcohol, especially heavy use, will cause dehydration.
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregg Albers
Addiction Medicine 42 years experience
Not balanced: You could have a hernia that needs to be fixed, or a lipoma, a benign fatty tumor that can grown very large. There is also a chance of a more serious... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregg Albers
Addiction Medicine 42 years experience
Joint Replacement: This is becoming a more common joint replacement. The swelling is due to the inflammation in the surrounding tissues, normal after a surgery. This w... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregg Albers
Addiction Medicine 42 years experience
Arthritis: Alternative arthritis treatments, which are far more than can be mentioned in 400 letters, are often safe, but often ineffective. Glucosame has some ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregg Albers
Addiction Medicine 42 years experience
Muscle Strength: Pain in the joints will cause you to use the arm or leg less. That is why mild exercise is important to keeping your strength, and your function. Us... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregg Albers
Addiction Medicine 42 years experience
Endocarditis: Bacterial infection of the heart valves is rare. Any valve can become infected, but usually an abnormal or damaged valve is the most susceptible. Mi... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregg Albers
Addiction Medicine 42 years experience
Cyclic Vomiting: The diagnosis, by the consensus from those who are studying this disorder, included two or more episodes of severe nausea and persistent vomiting or r... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregg Albers
Addiction Medicine 42 years experience
Alternatives: It is likely the alcohol that is causing gastritis, stomach irritation, and other stomach irritation. Try a non-alcoholic beer.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregg Albers
Addiction Medicine 42 years experience
Damage lungs and ...: The smoke from marijuana causes tars, and other substances to be deposited in your lung tissues, damaging the lining, making oxygen transfer more diff... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregg Albers
Addiction Medicine 42 years experience
Shakes?: Lots of causing for the shakes - low blood sugar, anxiety, drug or alcohol withdrawal, seizures, and others. Please see your doctor to get a proper d... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregg Albers
Addiction Medicine 42 years experience
Alcohol use: Most people use alcohol responsibly. It acts as a mild anxiolytic, reducing the symptoms of stress. However, one in thirteen people, is addicted, ab... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregg Albers
Addiction Medicine 42 years experience
Treatment options: People who don't have a doctor commonly get treatment - they call a treatment program, in or out patient, some are high cost, others state supported, ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregg Albers
Addiction Medicine 42 years experience
Toxoplasmosis: There are medications, often a combination, that is given when someone has contracted the infection, and has symptoms. Some have such mild infections... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregg Albers
Addiction Medicine 42 years experience
Adult Vaccinations: Most primary care physicians offer both childhood and adult immunizations. There is not enough space to discuss the adult vaccinations, please check w... Read More
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Dr. Gregg Albers
Addiction Medicine 42 years experience
Orbital fracture: If you are in or near boston, contact the hospitals for names of maxillo-facial, ear/nose/throat, plastic, or ophthalmologist surgeons, get name and n... Read More
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregg Albers
Addiction Medicine 42 years experience
Neck swelling: A numer of condition cause neck masses, swelling, or limps. Lymph nodes are all over the neck, enlarge to help fight local infections. Thyroglossal cy... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregg Albers
Addiction Medicine 42 years experience
Back pain: Primary care physicians are trained to evaluate and treat many back pain issues. With specific history, changes on exam, or abnormal ct or mri, you ma... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregg Albers
Addiction Medicine 42 years experience
Pain medication: Any pain medication can lead to psychological dependence. Narcotic or opioid pain meds lead to addiction by stimulating portions of the brain that ha... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregg Albers
Addiction Medicine 42 years experience
Hangover: When you drink, your body metabolizes alcohol into a chemical that causes the symptoms of a hangover. Some people metabolize and excrete (get rid of)... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregg Albers
Addiction Medicine 42 years experience
Gambling: It will be harder to slow his gambling when you do want to spend time with him. Enabling an addict seldom has any positives
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregg Albers
Addiction Medicine 42 years experience
Allergy: Once you know you are allergic to any medication, food, or substance, the most important thing you can do is stay away from what you are allergic to. ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregg Albers
Addiction Medicine 42 years experience
Stress test: A stress test for screening purposes usually has no associated pain. Treadmill stress testing can lead to tired legs and shortness of breath. If the s... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregg Albers
Addiction Medicine 42 years experience
Alcohol and Diabetes: Depends on what you consider mild, a glass of wine or beer a few times a week, and how well your diabetes is controlled. Ask you doctor and be specif... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregg Albers
Addiction Medicine 42 years experience
Addiction?: Sex is usually enjoyable, or most of us would decide not to have children. Sexual stimulation other than intercourse is normal for almost all couples,... Read More
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A 60-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregg Albers
Addiction Medicine 42 years experience
Natural vs. Statin: Most of the natural methods to reduce cholesterol, garlic, fiber, low fat diet are safe, but will lower the total usually less than 10%. Exercise is ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregg Albers
Addiction Medicine 42 years experience
Food Addiction: You may want to consider an addiction program that specializes in food addiction, while you are working with the bariatric specialist. You may not ne... Read More
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A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gregg Albers
Addiction Medicine 42 years experience
Nausea: The nausea may be related to stomach lining damage, or gastritis. Some people are more sensitive to the alcohol related damage than others. Stopping... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregg Albers
Addiction Medicine 42 years experience
Yawning Pain: The yawning reflex uses a number of muscles in the face, neck, and throat. You may have a muscles spasm in one of these muscles, which may also be th... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregg Albers
Addiction Medicine 42 years experience
Herpes: Once the individual has an active infection, there is medication cure, only control. Medication keeps many outbreaks under control, and reduces the s... Read More
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregg Albers
Addiction Medicine 42 years experience
Marijuana: Small amounts and irregular use, with a urine screening cutoff of 50 mcg should be 1-2 days. Regular use is up to 3-5 days, and excessive use can lea... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregg Albers
Addiction Medicine 42 years experience
Addiction: Both hydrocodone and Codeine are opioid pain medications, and are very addictive in susceptible individuals.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregg Albers
Addiction Medicine 42 years experience
Steroids: Personality, behavioral changes with steroid use include aggressiveness, increase in anger and irritability, increased appetites for food, stimulants,... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregg Albers
Addiction Medicine 42 years experience
Dual diagnosis: Most addiction treatment program deal with addicts who have significant psychological issues, about 50% of our patients. Make sure a psychiatrist is ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregg Albers
Addiction Medicine 42 years experience
Stimulant: Any time you take a stimulant regularly, the stop it, you can get a headache, for a day or longer. Nicotine is similar to caffeine, similar to to pseu... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregg Albers
Addiction Medicine 42 years experience
Heart disease: Depends on your age. Any smoking will damage blood vessels, the more and the longer you smoke, and the older you are, the more the damage which will ... Read More
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Dr. Gregg Albers
Addiction Medicine 42 years experience
Fentanyl: Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid, and a few patients will have significant withdrawal. Muscles aches, sweating, nausea can be blunted by coming off slo... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregg Albers
Addiction Medicine 42 years experience
Yes: This could be the fatty liver progressing. You should be seem by a gastroenterologist, a specialist in diseases of the liver, for appropriate testing... Read More
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A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregg Albers
Addiction Medicine 42 years experience
Vomiting: Heroin is an opioid drug. Morphine, codeine, hydrocodone, oxycodone, all opioid pain meds can also cause vomiting for susceptible persons. Many other... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregg Albers
Addiction Medicine 42 years experience
Tobacco is Tobacco: Experts suggest that there is no difference between smoking tobacco through a hookah or through a cigarette. Both are detrimental to your health.
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregg Albers
Addiction Medicine 42 years experience
Still hungry: Some medications do not allow you to be satisfied, some dietary supplements or sweeteners, and some conditions effecting the hypothalamus in the brain... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gregg Albers
Addiction Medicine 42 years experience
Alcohol, Vitamins: It is best to take vitamins with a meal to improve the absorption of the supplement. Most alcoholics have significant vitamin deficiencies, and part ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregg Albers
Addiction Medicine 42 years experience
Menopause: The hot flashes, emotional changes, and night sweats are different for all women, and I have seen more severe symptoms run in the females in the famil... Read More
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Testimonials
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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!
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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
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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.
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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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