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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
Directions

My office hours

Saturday: Closed
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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

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384 Answers
271 Agrees
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Weeks
Family Medicine 47 years experience
Cool moist compress: Take soft cloth and use cold water, apply to the closed lids; ok to use the Benadryl (diphenhydramine) every 6 hours until the swelling (and itching) ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Weeks
Family Medicine 47 years experience
Takes time: To evaluate your issues requires an experienced doctor who can help you find the best treatment for all your problems. Emergency rooms only deal with ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Weeks
Family Medicine 47 years experience
Yes: Being that heavy increases the risk, especially if associated with high blood pressure, cholesterol and type ii diabetes. There are many other benefit... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Weeks
Family Medicine 47 years experience
Context: Changing the cues for smoking can help you solidify your desire to quit. Not hanging out with friends who smoke, not drinking (reduces your self contr... Read More
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A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Weeks
Family Medicine 47 years experience
Fungus: One common cause for discolored or misshapen toenails is a fungal infection of the nails. This is not serious, but can be bothersome. Treatment is ava... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Weeks
Family Medicine 47 years experience
Healthy lifestyle: Eat healthy, get sleep, exercise regularly, avoid drugs, toxic exposures, radiation and your body will have all the right ingredients to make healthy ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Weeks
Family Medicine 47 years experience
Unclear: A high free T4 is a sign of hyperthyroidism. Usually the TSH will be low. Ask your doctor to explain all the test results taken together. Good luck!
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Weeks
Family Medicine 47 years experience
Possible: Ejaculation is not necessary, nor are visible sores always present when you shed the virus. Having direct contact with the penis is enough to pass the... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Weeks
Family Medicine 47 years experience
Yes: It's normal during adolescence for acne to occur in both males and females. It is not caused by eating the wrong foods, but by a combination of hormon... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Weeks
Family Medicine 47 years experience
totally different: These are two completely different diseases affecting the nerves and muscles.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Weeks
Family Medicine 47 years experience
infection: From your description it sounds like an infection. Please see a doctor to get it treated.
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Weeks
Family Medicine 47 years experience
Get checked: Before you do any strenuous running, have your doctor evaluate your knee. You might have problems with the cartilage under the kneecap, or possibly a ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Weeks
Family Medicine 47 years experience
Alcohol: Or Aspirin might be a factor. Ask your doctor if there is a better explanation.
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Weeks
Family Medicine 47 years experience
Could be: A polyp. See your doctor to arrange a look and find out for sure.
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Weeks
Family Medicine 47 years experience
Probably: That's a high fasting sugar. Talk to your doctor about what next steps to take to control you blood sugar better. In addition to medication, weight lo... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. John Weeks
Family Medicine 47 years experience
Or more: Could be bronchitis or pneumonia; get evaluated by a physician to determine if you need more than diy treatment.
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A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Weeks
Family Medicine 47 years experience
Possibilities: Morning high blood pressure may also be a symptom of sleep apnea or other sleep disorders. In addition cortisol levels are at their highest early in t... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Weeks
Family Medicine 47 years experience
Probably not: If you have a 28 day cycle you will ovulate about 14 days before the onset of your period. Cervical mucus at the time of ovulation is clear and string... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Weeks
Family Medicine 47 years experience
Lymph node: Would be one common possibility. These swell and become tender whenever there is inflammation or infection in the region. Occasionally a hernia might ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Weeks
Family Medicine 47 years experience
No: Vaginal infection or lack of lubrication much more likely to be the cause.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Weeks
Family Medicine 47 years experience
yes: Prior exposure is necessary to develop an allergy. The immune system is fooled into reacting to a substance that would otherwise be harmless.
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A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Weeks
Family Medicine 47 years experience
See a surgeon: What you describe is an incarcerated hernia. If you can't get it back inside, you will need evaluation by a surgeon to have it corrected. Complication... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Weeks
Family Medicine 47 years experience
See doctor: Without knowing more of your history, it's hard to explain your symptoms, but some type of gastric irritation could be the cause. This would include t... Read More
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A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Weeks
Family Medicine 47 years experience
Sperm test: If you have tried to conceive and have not been successful after a year, it would be time to have a semen analysis to check the number and quality of ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Weeks
Family Medicine 47 years experience
Too vague: It's hard to know from your question exactly what sort of similarities you're observing. One possible explanation would be mirror neurons another simp... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Weeks
Family Medicine 47 years experience
Can't tell: Strep throat is one type of sore throat. There are many causes, mostly viruses and a few other bacteria besides strep. See your doctor to get evaluate... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Weeks
Family Medicine 47 years experience
Heads up: From your information it sounds unlikely that your bf has a medical problem. Most healthy men can lose an erection if they are distracted, self-consci... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Weeks
Family Medicine 47 years experience
Treatment available: You sound depressed. Although this may feel like an insurmountable problem, help is available with counseling and medication may be helpful. Please ge... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Weeks
Family Medicine 47 years experience
October 5: If you have 28 day cycles and your due date is accurate you would have gotten pregnant around october 5th.
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A member asked:
Dr. John Weeks
Family Medicine 47 years experience
Unrelated: From the information you gave, it doesn't sound like there would be any connection between your sexual activity and the heavy bleeding. If this is unu... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Weeks
Family Medicine 47 years experience
Dark, light or blood: Stool color is due to bile which mixes with your food during digestion. This results in the normal brown or slightly green color of most stools. Diarr... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Weeks
Family Medicine 47 years experience
Possibilities: Include sinus problems, changes in blood pressure, or neck problems. If this bothers you enough, get checked out by a doctor.
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A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Weeks
Family Medicine 47 years experience
See below: Headache, dizziness, tiredness, nausea, slow heartbeat, and trouble sleeping may occur. Difficulty breathing or wheezing should be reported to your do... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Weeks
Family Medicine 47 years experience
Levothyroxine: Assuming the reason for your elevation in TSH is an underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism), taking the appropriate dose of levothyroxine should bring it... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Weeks
Family Medicine 47 years experience
When plugged: As long has you don't have a hole in your eardrum or an infection in the ear canal (swimmer's ear) lavage can be used to remove a plug of earwax.
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A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Weeks
Family Medicine 47 years experience
Pregnant?: The symptoms you mention could be caused by a number of things, but the fainting is enough to be evaluated by your doctor.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Weeks
Family Medicine 47 years experience
Good question: I don't think the exact mechanism is known, but the body's immune response to the virus is responsible for most of the symptoms, . Including the "bone... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Weeks
Family Medicine 47 years experience
Possibilities: Include problems with blood pressure, anemia, dehydration. If you feel dizzy or faint or the symptoms persist more than a few seconds it may be worth ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Weeks
Family Medicine 47 years experience
No: Hydrocodone is not likely to cause bleeding, but it is constipating and that can be a problem with diverticulitis. Aspirin, Ibuprofen and Naproxen are... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Weeks
Family Medicine 47 years experience
Get checked: Lymph glands can swell or be sore for a lot of reasons. Any that are hard, fixed and not getting smaller should be evaluated for their cause.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Weeks
Family Medicine 47 years experience
Scar tissue: If you had any lacerations or an episiotomy with your delivery you may have scar tissue that affects the elasticity of the vaginal opening. If there i... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Weeks
Family Medicine 47 years experience
Pregnancy test: If you got pregnant in the beginning of march it's remotely possible to feel movement now. If your period was normal last month and on time, less like... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Weeks
Family Medicine 47 years experience
Thoracic duct: Is largest lymph vessel in the body.
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Weeks
Family Medicine 47 years experience
Responsibly: As long as you don't have sexually transmitted infections and you're not worried about an unplanned pregnancy, have sex as often as you and your partn... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Weeks
Family Medicine 47 years experience
Muscle cramps: Are a common symptom of low potassium levels; other mineral deficiencies (calcium, magnesium) can also cause similar symptoms.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Weeks
Family Medicine 47 years experience
Definitely: Sometimes those symptoms will improve when you get your thyroid back in balance, but talk it over with your doctor, since there are many other causes ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Weeks
Family Medicine 47 years experience
Stress?: You can feel exhausted from stress, even when you're not physically active. Ironically, not exercising enough may be another reason for feeling tired ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Weeks
Family Medicine 47 years experience
Pretty high: If you are healthy, fertile and have regular menstrual cycles you have about an 80% chance of getting pregnant within a year of having regular unprote... Read More
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A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Weeks
Family Medicine 47 years experience
Could be related: If you have a fever, chills, sweats, feel lightheaded or faint, please see your surgeon or go to an er. Any surgery in an infected area like an absces... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Weeks
Family Medicine 47 years experience
Needs exam: Can't tell from just the description, but an abscess, cyst or tumor are all possibilities. Your doctor can order the appropriate tests after examining... 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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