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Dr. Traci Buxton

Family Medicine
Jonesboro, AR
24 years experience female

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Office

Jonesboro, AR

Address

333 Stadium Blvd, Jonesboro, AR
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Insurances accepted

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About

Bio

I am a family physician in Jonesboro, AR working at First Care-Stadium, part of St. Bernard's Healthcare. I have a traditional family practice but also see urgent care and hospital inpatients. I am the medical director for St. Bernard's Eating Disorders Program and the ASU Student Health Center as well. Special interests of mine include women's health, diabetes care, adolescent health/eating disorders and ADHD.

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Family Medicine

Doctor Q&A

136 Answers
152 Agrees
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Traci Buxton
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Controversial: Phentermine has been approved for the short-term treatment of obesity but should be used with caution as it has many side effects and is potentially a... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Traci Buxton
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Over active bladder: Bladder spasm, incomplete bladder emptying or overactive bladder can cause the sensation of constantly needing to empty your bladder. See your doctor ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Traci Buxton
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Smegma: This is often a discharge produced as a natural lubricant. If you notice pain, itching, burning or green/yellow discharge, see your doctor for an exam... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Traci Buxton
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Yes: There is a natural chemical in cherry juice called anthocyanins which can lower uric acid levels and relieve the symptoms of gout as well as provide o... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Traci Buxton
Family Medicine 24 years experience
See your doctor: If you mean difficulty swallowing, this can be a sign of a serious condition which should be checked out by a doctor soon.
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Traci Buxton
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Not likely: Anal leakage and itching are not common signs of colon cancer, especially for someone your age. However, these are uncomfortable and concerning sympto... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Traci Buxton
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Low blood pressure : A common cause of dizziness is dehydration or hypotension, which is another word for low blood pressure. Abnormal blood sugar levels can cause dizzine... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Traci Buxton
Family Medicine 24 years experience
It should heal soon: With daily wound care (covering the wound with a bandage and antibiotic if there are signs of infection) the wound should heal quickly. See your docto... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Traci Buxton
Family Medicine 24 years experience
No: Many medications used to treat epilepsy can cause confusion, temporary memory loss or speech difficulties. However, if you experience these side effec... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Traci Buxton
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Complicated issue: Several things could cause the symptoms you describe including an ulcer, anemia, or other serious pelvic or abdominal condition. A more thorough evalu... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Traci Buxton
Family Medicine 24 years experience
In moderation: Alcohol in small amounts (1-2 drinks) is safe to consume for people with high blood pressure. Overindulging can cause medication side effects, worseni... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Traci Buxton
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Yes: If you have had unprotected sex and your period is irregular, there is a possibility that you are pregnant despite having vaginal bleeding. I would re... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Traci Buxton
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Maybe: It's a good idea to have a checkup before starting adhd medications to make sure you don't have a personal or family history of heart problems. If you... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Traci Buxton
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Very low: Anthrax is very rare and mail is inspected for harmful substances these days.
A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Traci Buxton
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Elastic: You can buy extenders to hook over your belt loop to widen your waistband but it is probably a better idea to buy new pant or check into causes of wei... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Traci Buxton
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Spores: The anthrax bacteria is encased in protective little cases that can lay dormant in soil for many years before causing infections.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Traci Buxton
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Probably not: Some foods cause your stool to change color but oreos should not cause the stool changes you describe. I wouldn't worry if this issue occurred 1 time,... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Traci Buxton
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Fever, cough: Bird flu or avian influenza has similiar symptoms to influenza with fever, sore throat, cough and body aches. It is more common in Africa and Asia tha... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Traci Buxton
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Many: When you don't get enough sleep, your body produces more stress hormones and isn't able to fight off illness as well as you do when you are rested. In... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Traci Buxton
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Yes: Rapid heart rate or tachycardia can be caused by fever. However, if you also have chest pain, dizziness or a fever above 102, please see a doctor.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Traci Buxton
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Yes: Paroxetine and diazepam are two different types of medications used to treat anxiety. Diazepam is typically only used on a short-term basis, as it can... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Traci Buxton
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Yes: If your toe hurts when you move it for more than a couple of weeks following an injury, it's time to come see your doctor for an examination and foot ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Traci Buxton
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Yes: Coconut juice is very nutritious and has a chemical composition similar to human plasma, therefore, it is full of vitamins and minerals, low in calori... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Traci Buxton
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Pain: A full achille's tendon tear causes severe pain in the back of your leg, difficulty walking on the affected leg and possibly a "snapping" sound at the... Read More
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Traci Buxton
Family Medicine 24 years experience
It depends: Most prescription medications are safe to take with oral contraceptive pills but certain antibiotics as well as a few other medications can decrease t... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Traci Buxton
Family Medicine 24 years experience
See your doctor: You definitely need to see a physician for examination, further testing and possible medication.
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Traci Buxton
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Gentle cleansing: Routine skin care consists of cleansing the face twice daily with mild facial cleansers and not picking at any pimples that develop. If you use makeup... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Traci Buxton
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Not yet: As long as you have occasional pain relieved with ice or over the counter pain medications, i think you can watch it for now. If the pain worsens or t... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Traci Buxton
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Yes: All forms of lip augmentation either involve injecting the lips with medication or a surgical procedure.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Traci Buxton
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Yes: Facial hair and decreased sex drive can both be side effects of the Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) shot but the shot is extremely effective at pre... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Traci Buxton
Family Medicine 24 years experience
See your doctor: If it hurts to walk on your ankle and you have a tender spot, you need to see a doctor for evaluation and possible x-ray, especially if you recently i... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Traci Buxton
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Onchomycosis: The appearance of the toenails are likely caused by a fungal infection. This infection can be treated by removing the affted nails, applying a medicat... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Traci Buxton
Family Medicine 24 years experience
A few hours: You typically have severe allergic reactions to bee stings within a few minutes of exposure but you could have a reaction a few hours after the event.... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Traci Buxton
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Board certification: A general practice doctor is a physician who practices general medicine. Family practice requires three years of specialty training including pediatri... Read More
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Traci Buxton
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Depends: The price of a doctor visits varies depending on the type of doctor you visit, the region of the country you live in and how complicated your problem ... Read More
A 67-year-old member asked:
Dr. Traci Buxton
Family Medicine 24 years experience
See a doctor: Abdominal pain, bloating and cramping for 2 weeks could be a sign of a serious medical condition and needs to be evaluated by a physician. If you are ... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Traci Buxton
Family Medicine 24 years experience
A few days: Depending on how long ago you delivered your baby, you can usually re-start breastfeeding within a week or two without difficulty but sometimes women ... Read More
A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Traci Buxton
Family Medicine 24 years experience
No: Most energy drinks contains large amounts of sugar and caffeine. Drinking a liter a day of this could cause high blood pressure or heart problems as w... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Traci Buxton
Family Medicine 24 years experience
It's normal: Many people pass mucus during bowel movements and it's nothing to worry about. As far as the constipation is concerned, stool softeners, fiber-rich fo... Read More
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Traci Buxton
Family Medicine 24 years experience
See a doctor: If you are having severe back pain, numbness, weakness or loss of bowel or bladder control, you need to see a physician immediately.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Traci Buxton
Family Medicine 24 years experience
See a doctor: New onset incontinence(bedwetting) accompanied with pain and muscle twitching are concerning symptoms and need to be evaluated immediately. Please see... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Traci Buxton
Family Medicine 24 years experience
See your doctor: Vaginal discharge and itching are signs of a vaginal infection. Please see your doctor for an exam and pregnancy test.
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Traci Buxton
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Maybe: Time for a checkup! there are many causes for frequent urination that can be fixed and can lead to serious problems if untreated. Please see a doctor ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Traci Buxton
Family Medicine 24 years experience
See your doctor: Abdominal pain and stool changes are worrisome symptoms and should be evaluated immediately by a physician.
A member asked:
Dr. Traci Buxton
Family Medicine 24 years experience
See your doctor: Many people with adhd also have panic disorder. Panic symptoms can worsen around the time of your period. If you just have peri-menstrual symptoms, yo... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Traci Buxton
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Maybe: Recent genetic studies have shown that people with both adhd and autism may have an abnormality on the same chromosome. The causes of both conditions ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Traci Buxton
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Infection of brain: Viral meningitis is an infection of the brain and spinal tissues caused by one of many viral infections, some of which can be treated with anti-viral ... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Traci Buxton
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Isolation: When someone has been exposed to anthrax, the infected person is isolated, the exposed area is quarantined and disinfected and exposed persons are tr... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Traci Buxton
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Yes: People with autoimmune disorder such as reynaud's syndrome have an increased risk of migraine.
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Traci Buxton
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Exposure: If one letter in a bin or pouch contains harmful bacteria, all the surrounding mail would also be exposed to the bacteria and become contaminated just... Read More

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HealthTap member
Feb 9, 2015
I use Jamaica black castor oil on my scalp and it paining bad and it made me sick
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Buxton is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Buxton is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks. I took it the first month BC I wasn't getting my period, got my period the first month but on second month almost third and haven't gotten it
HealthTap member
I used proactive but I haven't been bc I'm out. My red itchy dry face drives me nuts. A few people had meantioned a yeast infection.??
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I have been obese for over a yr and have started losing about 1# a wk for the last month

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, TN
Graduated 1998MD

Affiliations

First Care
St Bernards Medical Center
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