Dr. John Weeks

Family Medicine
Clearlake, CA
47 years experience male

Locations

John A. Weeks MD Family Practice

Clearlake, CA

Address

15230 Lakeshore Drive, Suite 101, Clearlake, CA
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My office hours

Thursday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
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Insurances accepted

BCBS Blue Card PPO

Aetna

Blue cross blue shield

United healthcare

About

Bio

family doc in small rural Northern California town. Have been on clinical faculty at UC Davis and UC San Francisco. Have worked as a hospitalist. no longer do OB. My greatest pleasure is feeling like I make a difference in the lives of my patients.

Specialties
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Family Medicine

Doctor Q&A

384 Answers
271 Agrees
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A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Weeks
Family Medicine 47 years experience
Get checked: There are many possible reasons for missing your period. Your doctor can help you figure out why this has happened to you.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Weeks
Family Medicine 47 years experience
Not sure: One possible type of headache that could be described that way would be due to temporal arteritis, an inflammation of the artery in front of your ear.... Read More
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Weeks
Family Medicine 47 years experience
Wouldn't help: There's no reason to think taking metformin would "starve" cancer cells of glucose. In fact effective treatment of diabetes helps to improve delivery ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. John Weeks
Family Medicine 47 years experience
Get checked: If you're taking medication to treat prostate cancer, this is probably a normal side effect. Otherwise it could be related to hormonal problems, chron... Read More
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A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Weeks
Family Medicine 47 years experience
Probably ok: If it's just a broken vessel in the white of the eye, should be no problem. This is called a conjunctival hemorhage. It could be a hint of other probl... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Weeks
Family Medicine 47 years experience
Whatever works 4 you: There are many short and long term benefits from quitting smoking. In addition to nicotine substitutes and certain medications, changing your habit pa... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Weeks
Family Medicine 47 years experience
Yes: Especially if his immune system is compromised.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Weeks
Family Medicine 47 years experience
Salt water: You can use gentle irrigation with drops of Normal Saline (like artificial tears) and suction with a bulb syringe.
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Weeks
Family Medicine 47 years experience
No: If you're not fertile, it means you can't get pregnant. The ovaries release eggs at ovulation, not the cervix. If you have no eggs or don't ovulate yo... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Weeks
Family Medicine 47 years experience
No worries: As long as he doesn't have any infections, it should be safe for you and your fetus. You don't have to worry about getting pregnant! good luck with th... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. John Weeks
Family Medicine 47 years experience
Blood: Although other causes of dark, black or coffee ground stools can sometimes confuse the picture, it is essential to get tested for blood passing throug... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Weeks
Family Medicine 47 years experience
Slim but not zero: If you were taking your pill every day during the preceding month it is very unlikely that you would ovulate 2 days after your (presumably short) with... Read More
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A 66-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Weeks
Family Medicine 47 years experience
Maybe: Medicare will pay for oxygen when your saturation drops below 90% if you feel short of breath, have chest pain, dizziness, rapid pulse or any other sy... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Weeks
Family Medicine 47 years experience
Unusual: Possibly an allergy to one of the proteins in his ejaculate. If you have had problems getting pregnant there might be a connection. You might try cond... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Weeks
Family Medicine 47 years experience
Yes: Depending on the timing this could be very high (if you have not taken any calories in for a while) or moderately elevated (right after a big meal.) i... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Weeks
Family Medicine 47 years experience
Possible yeast: If this itches or bothers you, see your doctor. Simple tests can distinguish some of the common causes for vaginal infections, including yeast. Someti... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Weeks
Family Medicine 47 years experience
See doctor: Your symptoms could be from a kidney infection, kidney stone, or even appendicitis. None of these are things you can treat yourself. Please get checke... Read More
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Dr. John Weeks
Family Medicine 47 years experience
Good question: My guess is that the level of thc in the semen would probably be very small, if detectable at all. You might be more likely to test positive from inha... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Weeks
Family Medicine 47 years experience
Get checked: One possibly serious cause of this symptom would be a blood clot in the lung (pulmonary embolus) which can occur if your legs are swelling or you have... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Weeks
Family Medicine 47 years experience
Good work: starting with changes you can make to improve your health is the lowest risk, least expensive and most gratifying way to deal with a problem like high... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Weeks
Family Medicine 47 years experience
Can't tell: from the few fact you mention. If you're concerned about having HIV, get a blood test
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Weeks
Family Medicine 47 years experience
In 2 weeks: her time of ovulation is the time she is able to conceive. Having intercourse within a day or two of ovulation is the best chance for conception. Good... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Weeks
Family Medicine 47 years experience
Most likely: on 3/14 if those were the only two times you had sex during that cycle. As the pregnancy continues your doctor can do tests to confirm how far along y... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Weeks
Family Medicine 47 years experience
Check blood pressure: the first thing to do is have your blood pressure checked. If normal and the feeling persists discuss with your doctor what other conditions might be ... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Weeks
Family Medicine 47 years experience
See doctor: the best way to treat a bacterial UTI is with antibiotics. A doctor can do or order a urine test to see what's causing your symptoms (if it is a UTI) ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Weeks
Family Medicine 47 years experience
Measure it: A TB skin test should be read within 48 hours of being placed under the skin. If you have a visible bump, get it checked by a health care professional... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Weeks
Family Medicine 47 years experience
How do you know?: You need to check the level of glucose in your blood to know you're hypoglycemic. You may feel similar symptoms for other reasons. If you are being tr... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Weeks
Family Medicine 47 years experience
Any time: Your BP is affected by many things including diet, activity, stress, pain. Limit salt intake, caffeine and get plenty of sleep. Your BP will vary norm... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Weeks
Family Medicine 47 years experience
Yes: Hopefully a sign you're in remission.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Weeks
Family Medicine 47 years experience
Suggestions: 1. Make sure you're getting enough sleep 2. Regular exercise builds energy 3. Take care of emotional needs 4. Be with people who are positive and f... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Weeks
Family Medicine 47 years experience
Patient care: One of my favorite quotes is: "the secret of the care of the patient is in caring for the patient." maintain humility, humanity and strive to be the b... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Weeks
Family Medicine 47 years experience
Estimated: Due date based on date of conception 7/7 would be around march 29th. At your appointment your doctor can examine you and order ultrasound to see if si... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Weeks
Family Medicine 47 years experience
Therapy: Looking into the possible reasons for your anhedonia in your life experiences with a therapist may give you better understanding and help you make cha... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Weeks
Family Medicine 47 years experience
normal: The ph of the urine reflects the acid-base balance of the body. The kidneys filter the blood to keep it in balance. 7.0 is within the normal range.
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Weeks
Family Medicine 47 years experience
Normal germs: Flora is a general term describing the organisms which live in a particular environment. In the vagina these are mainly harmless bacteria like lactoba... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Weeks
Family Medicine 47 years experience
Possibly: Or a bladder infection, kidney infection, yeast infection, etc.
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Weeks
Family Medicine 47 years experience
Enzymes: Sex hormones are synthesized from cholesterol and can be converted back and forth by enzymatic processes.
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Weeks
Family Medicine 47 years experience
Counseling: Without knowing more about your situation, i would suggest talking to a therapist or counselor about your issues which may be symptoms of ongoing issu... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Weeks
Family Medicine 47 years experience
Not unusual: To have irregular periods when you first start. You may not ovulate each cycle, stress and other hormones can affect the regularity of your cycle. If ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Weeks
Family Medicine 47 years experience
Possibly: A thorough neurological exam can detect many types of brain injury, but there are some types of damage that are very subtle and difficult to detect by... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Weeks
Family Medicine 47 years experience
Can't be sure: The only way to be sure if this is gonorrhea is being tested. You could be exposed in more than one area and only be symptomatic in one. If you suspec... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Weeks
Family Medicine 47 years experience
Normal, but: If your dates are accurate, this is too early to feel the baby moving. There are other reasons you might feel fluttering. Good luck with your pregnanc... Read More
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A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Weeks
Family Medicine 47 years experience
High thyroxine: A significantly elevated free T4 and a low TSH would be the most common blood tests indicative of hyperthyroidism.
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Weeks
Family Medicine 47 years experience
No: If you are still having regular periods, you are probably still ovulating and that means you can get pregnant if you are not using birth control.
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Weeks
Family Medicine 47 years experience
Viruses: The infections you mention are all caused by viruses which get into the blood stream.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Weeks
Family Medicine 47 years experience
Based on dates: You would have conceived around may 9th. Good luck with your pregnancy!
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Weeks
Family Medicine 47 years experience
One possibility: Would be a cystocele, a bulging of the bladder into the vaginal area.
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Weeks
Family Medicine 47 years experience
Talk to doctor: High potassium can be a side effect of medication (some blood pressure drugs, especially), kidney problems or occasionally hormone imbalance. Check wi... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Weeks
Family Medicine 47 years experience
Contractions: It is not unusual to have occasional contractions of the uterus at this stage of pregnancy. They may be triggered by having an orgasm.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Weeks
Family Medicine 47 years experience
Many possibilities: Most primary care doctors, dermatologists, general surgeons, burn specialists, infectious disease specialists or emergency rooms could evaluate your ... Read More
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Testimonials
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Oct 30, 2013
Dr. Weeks' HealthTap replies are clear, timely, and helpful. He provides a great public service here, and I endorse him.
Apr 20, 2015
Great doctor. Consistently gives thoughtful, insightful and expert advice.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Weeks is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you so much for taking your time to respond. Your opinion was confirmed by a local walk-in clinic in a pharmacy here. People like you are what makes the difference. Thanks again for your time.
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Thanks for your quick reply! Im now on a low carb diet only eating fish and veggies and began exercising more and the pain went away. It only starts when I eat unhealty.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you. Can I buy it over counter or do I have to ask my gp? Thanks. It is peeling but I need to manage the itch.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

UC San Diego School of Medicine, CA
Graduated 1976MD

Residency

St. Joseph's Hospital, Syracuse, NY

Awards

Top Doctor, Second Place, Napa, CA - Winter
2013
Most Influential, First Place, Napa, CA - Winter
2013
Thought Leader, Second Place, Napa, CA - Winter
2013

Affiliations

St Helena Hospital Clearlake
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