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Dr. John Weeks

Family Medicine
Clearlake, CA
45 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.

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Family Medicine

Doctor Q&A

482 Answers
354 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Weeks
Family Medicine 45 years experience
See doctor ASAP: If the pain is as severe as you describe you may have an urgent intra-abdominal problem like appendicitis, tubal pregnancy, etc. Get evaluated asap. G... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Weeks
Family Medicine 45 years experience
Yeast: Vaginal yeast infections commonly cause redness, itching and a thick yellow-white discharge, sometimes in small clumps like cottage cheese. Treatment ... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Weeks
Family Medicine 45 years experience
Can't tell: Without seeing them, but some purple spots are normal and you may have them your whole life. One common type is angiokeratoma (see image).
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Weeks
Family Medicine 45 years experience
Too tight: If you leg swells under or below the brace it is too tight.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Weeks
Family Medicine 45 years experience
Ear exam: You may have a problem with the eardrum or eustachian tube in that ear. Wax buildup could possibly cause some of your symptoms as well. Get checked!
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Weeks
Family Medicine 45 years experience
Ignore: Focus on the positive: think of all the benefits of becoming a non-smoker.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Weeks
Family Medicine 45 years experience
Miss period: If your next period doesn't start on time, check a home pregnancy test. Good luck!
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Weeks
Family Medicine 45 years experience
Sleepy not sneezy?: Ambien (zolpidem) will help you sleep; Claritin d will help with nasal allergy symptoms, but sometimes can cause restlessness and difficulty sleeping.
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Weeks
Family Medicine 45 years experience
Get tested: This could be due to an infection in the urine or a sexually transmitted infection. Simple tests can determine the cause so you can get the proper tre... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Weeks
Family Medicine 45 years experience
Possible infection: You might have a bladder infection. Best way to be sure is to have a urine test. Other causes of bladder irritation or pelvic pressure can be evaluate... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Weeks
Family Medicine 45 years experience
No: Protein is a necessary ingredient in a healthy diet.
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Weeks
Family Medicine 45 years experience
Lifestyle: Get enough sleep; exercise regularly, eat a healthy diet, avoid alcohol & drugs, interact with people who bring out the best in you.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Weeks
Family Medicine 45 years experience
Time: The active ingredient in stieva-a forte causes peeling of the skin. Don't use it there or areas where the skin is sun damaged or especially sensitive.... Read More
A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Weeks
Family Medicine 45 years experience
Other possibilities: Other mineral problems can cause muscle cramps, not just low potassium. Have a full blood panel done including magnesium levels. Some medications can ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Weeks
Family Medicine 45 years experience
Very unlikely: But anytime sperm get inside the vagina there is a possibility of pregnancy. If you have any concerns, take a pregnancy test if your next period is no... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Weeks
Family Medicine 45 years experience
Sexual arousal: Is the goal of the film makers. How it affects you can be very different from one person to the next, just like any other movie.
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Weeks
Family Medicine 45 years experience
0-60: There is no right number of times.
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Weeks
Family Medicine 45 years experience
Not always: Breast cancer often has the characteristics you mention, but not always.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Weeks
Family Medicine 45 years experience
Yes: You have proven that you can get pregnant twice. Cysts on the ovaries are very common and often completely normal. Have a discussion with a health car... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Weeks
Family Medicine 45 years experience
See below: In one typical ejaculation (approximately one teaspoon), semen contains 150 mg of protein, 11 mg of carbohydrates, 6 mg fat, 3 mg cholesterol, 7% us r... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Weeks
Family Medicine 45 years experience
No: when you have your period there is no egg to fertilize and no lining for a fertilized egg to implant. This assumes your period is occurring as part o... Read More
A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Weeks
Family Medicine 45 years experience
Yes: given the information in your question. A normal resting pulse for adults ranges from 60-100 BPM
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Weeks
Family Medicine 45 years experience
Salivate: you can try sucking on lemon drops or similar tart candies that stimulate the flow of saliva. If you have any signs of infection, you need to see a do... Read More
A 66-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Weeks
Family Medicine 45 years experience
Additional tests: after a positive biopsy for prostate cancer are done to determine if the cancer has spread to other parts of the body. The bones are a common area for... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Weeks
Family Medicine 45 years experience
Possibly: a hiatal hernia, a portion of the stomach pushes up into the chest. Not necessary to treat unless uncomfortable. Ok to try antacids or other nonprescr... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Weeks
Family Medicine 45 years experience
Ok to combine: in general it is ok to use both Advil (ibuprofen) and Vicodin for pain relief. They are chemically different types of pain reliever.
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Weeks
Family Medicine 45 years experience
Try again: There is a normal period of "recharging" before you can ejaculate again. Take time to pleasure your partner, don't be in a hurry. This will likely imp... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Weeks
Family Medicine 45 years experience
Can't tell: Total cholesterol is only one of many possible risk factors for heart disease. If you smoke, have high blood pressure, diabetes, don't exercise or are... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Weeks
Family Medicine 45 years experience
Arousal: If you are not really interested or distracted by other thoughts and feelings you may notice less lubrication with sex. If you are having regular peri... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Weeks
Family Medicine 45 years experience
Probably not: There are many possible reasons for this, including your cervix, angle of intercourse (try different positions) or maybe something like a lost tampon.... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Weeks
Family Medicine 45 years experience
No need: Should be ok to get a flu shot now. It will not affect the followup care for your concussion. Hope you continue to feel better!
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Weeks
Family Medicine 45 years experience
Yes: If you break your bag of waters (ruptured membranes) then follow your doctor's advice about any activity. Before then, there should be no problem taki... Read More
A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Weeks
Family Medicine 45 years experience
Doctor time: Time to see your doctor and get treated, re-evaluated for your BP and heart disease. Good luck!
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Weeks
Family Medicine 45 years experience
Can't tell: without more information. Discuss this with your physician to interpret how this fits with your symptoms, physical findings, known conditions, etc. Go... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Weeks
Family Medicine 45 years experience
Not pregnant: if you had a normal period after the exposure you describe. To avoid such concerns in the future, consider using condoms and/or other forms of birth c... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Weeks
Family Medicine 45 years experience
Probably not: If you are using oral contraceptives for birth control, it is better to continue them every day unless you have a serious adverse reaction. There are ... Read More
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Weeks
Family Medicine 45 years experience
Many causes: Palpitations usually refer to rapid heart rate or irregular heart rhythm. There are many causes of both, including anxiety, sleep apnea, caffeine, som... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Weeks
Family Medicine 45 years experience
Can't tell: There is not enough information to tell whether there is any connection between having oral sex and your tonsillitis. It is possible to have sexually ... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Weeks
Family Medicine 45 years experience
No: otherwise women who eat those fruits regularly would never have children.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Weeks
Family Medicine 45 years experience
Antibiotics: like amoxicillin only help bacterial infections. Depending on how the diagnosis was made, you may not have a strep infection (caused by the streptococ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Weeks
Family Medicine 45 years experience
Yes: It happens almost every night for most people.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Weeks
Family Medicine 45 years experience
Normal: the antecubital vein (in the fold of the elbow) is the most common place to have blood drawn. Put pressure on it for a few minutes afterwards and no p... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Weeks
Family Medicine 45 years experience
Many possibilities: without more information I can't tell. If you don't know why you're feeling sick, see your doctor and find out. One possibility would be early pregnan... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Weeks
Family Medicine 45 years experience
Caution: Although a traditional beverage in polynesian cultures, kava extracts have been associated with liver damage. See: http://www.Cdc.Gov/mmwr/preview/mmw... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Weeks
Family Medicine 45 years experience
Confusing dates: We calculate the length of pregnancy starting with the first day of the last menstrual period prior to conception (which is usually about two weeks la... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Weeks
Family Medicine 45 years experience
Yes: If that was around the time of ovulation, approximately 14 days prior to your next expected period.
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Weeks
Family Medicine 45 years experience
Can't tell: There is too little information in your question to adequately answer it. Sounds like you should have that conversation with your do or possibly get a... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Weeks
Family Medicine 45 years experience
Can't tell: from the information given, but both pancreatic cancer and bleeding from the GI tract are potentially fatal. I hope he gets the help he needs to deal ... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Weeks
Family Medicine 45 years experience
Info about pregnancy: try http://www.plannedparenthood.org or go to local branch if possible for accurate info about abortion, pregnancy prevention options. Good luck!
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Weeks
Family Medicine 45 years experience
Social smile: People smile to ease tension in social situations, sometimes when they are nervous or embarrassed, sometimes to defer to others. These are situations ... Read More

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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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