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Dr. Arthur Rein

Internal Medicine
Burlington, WI
41 years experience male

Locations

Office

Burlington, WI

Address

248 Mchenry St, Burlington, WI
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About

Bio

General Internal Medicine practice located in Burlington, Wisconsin. Writer of fiction, enjoy travel and playing my guitar.

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Internal Medicine

Doctor Q&A

43 Answers
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A female asked:
Dr. Arthur Rein
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
A : A few things come to mind, but ultimately i think you will need to see a physician to sort this out. Depending on your age, restless leg syndrome is ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Rein
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
Carpal tunnel synd.: A thorough answer to your question is difficult because there are so many variables. For instance, what kind of work do you do? Was it the entire hand... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Rein
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
A cosmetic problem: Toenail fungus is a fairly common condition, more so as a person ages. It rarely leads to any significant medical complications. For that reason insu... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Arthur Rein
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
I : I agree with dr. Fowlers answer and would only add the following: asthma should be ruled out as well. You do not report any symptoms of infection, and... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Rein
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
Difficult to say: A work-up is recommended. A significant percentage of patients in your age group have a normal result on the tests and therefore no apparent cause. Th... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arthur Rein
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
Probably ok: Though there are always exceptions to the rule, most blood pressure pills will not be affected if taken with a multi-vitamin.
A member asked:
Dr. Arthur Rein
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
Yes . . . but: You don't mention any other symptoms or how old you are, but my concern is not whether an otc will help but rather why are you still coughing so persi... Read More
A 78-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Rein
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
Pulled muscle likely: To sort this out completely would require a physical examination, but you probably injured your rib cage in some way during a coughing spell. Such inj... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Rein
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
Try a probiotic: Antibiotics can upset the balance of bacteria we all have in our intestinal tract. While lymecycline can be very helpful for certain conditions (espec... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Arthur Rein
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
No, : No, it is not. Meloxicam is an anti-inflammatory often used to treat pain due to arthritis, tendonitis and the like. It is unlikely to help you if a s... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arthur Rein
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
See a doctor: In your age group, the symptoms most likely represent stress or anxiety. There is always the chance that you may have a heart condition, however. That... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arthur Rein
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
Heart protein: Troponin is a protein found in heart muscle. If the heart is damaged due to heart attack or a handful of other conditions, troponin is released from t... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Rein
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
See your physician: In my experience, vision issues and the wrong glasses are blamed for everything from headache to dizziness. Only rarely does this turn out to be the c... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Rein
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
Water is best: Diabetes can cause dry mouth, especially when the sugar is high. Gatorade has sugar in it, so it is not a good choice for you. In fact, it is probably... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Rein
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
Depression likely: Based on the symptoms, i believe the answer is in the question--that is, it does sound like a mood disorder (more commonly known as depression). If no... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arthur Rein
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
An excellent reading: An ideal blood pressure is 120/70 or less. While it is possible for a person to have too low a blood pressure, this rarely happens unless the patient ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Rein
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
I think you're fine: The typical signs of colon cancer are a change in bowel habits and/or stool caliber. Blood in the stool and/or anemia may also be present. The good ne... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arthur Rein
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
Probably not: Most metabolic problems of a hereditary nature are treatable but not curable. A lot depends on the specific diagnosis. Generally, hypokalemia is treat... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Rein
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
Get it checked: Your problem deserves a look. I recommend you see a doctor about it. There are a couple of things that need to be looked at. The tourniquet may have i... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Rein
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
Try miralax (polyethylene glycol): The truth is that stool softeners work when used here and there. If used regularly, they loose their potency and become ineffective. For regular relie... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Arthur Rein
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
Leave : Leave those numbers alone. True, your total is above the recommended cut-off of 200, but the reason it is 248 is primarily because your hdl(or good ch... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arthur Rein
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
Smoking : Smoking has so many bad effects it's hard to know where to start, even with a specific question such as this one. Levels of the good cholestero (HDL) ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Rein
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
Here's : Here's another diagnosis to consider: sciatica. Patients will often blame pain in the buttock on the hip bone/joint. If your pain is posterior and esp... Read More
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Rein
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
Radioactive : Radioactive iodine is a common treatment for grave's disease, a form of hyperthyroidism. Generally, the treatment works very well. But the treatment t... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Arthur Rein
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
Cherry angioma: Cherry angiomas are common and tend to get more numerous with age. They are formed by small blood vessels in the skin called capillaries. They are har... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Rein
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
It might: The gallbladder and the pancreas share a the common bile duct for drainage into the duodenum (the section of small intestine right downstream from the... Read More
A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arthur Rein
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
Get it checked: Normal blood pressure is 120/70 or less. Acceptable is 130/80 or less. Anything above that should be evaluated by a physician. If the number you liste... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Rein
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
No right answer: The life span of a patient in hospice is as variable as the medical conditions that have put the patient there. I have seen patients live for an hour ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Rein
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
Anusol may help: It sounds like you are dealing with hemorrhoids or possibly a rectal fissure. The former is something like a varicose vein that bulges in the rectum; ... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Rein
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
Pins and needles: Paresthesia is a symptom, not a disease. In most patients it is described as a pins and needles sensation or burning. The list of conditions that can ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Rein
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
Likely not shingles: While it is possible for a person to get shingles more than once, it is quite rare, especially in the wake of the first attack. Your antibody levels t... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Rein
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
It depends: Amiodorone is used to treat irregular heartbeats called an arrhythmia. It should be monitored regularly by your heart specialist and discontinued only... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Rein
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
Usually: There is an adage in medicine: "never say never, never say always." in other words, there are always exceptions to the rule. But by and large, herpes ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arthur Rein
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
Probably not: If he is an otherwise healthy teen, the pulsation is likely coming from his aorta, the large blood vessel that takes blood from the heart to the abdom... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arthur Rein
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
To replace potassium: Oral supplements are commonly used to treat low potassium. In prescription form, Potassium Chloride is more commonly used. The bigger question is why ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Rein
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
Need more info: I can't answer without more specifics: where exactly is the pain? (belly, chest, head, foot?), what can you do to make it better? Or worse? Is it cons... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Arthur Rein
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
Fatty : Fatty liver refers to an accumulation of fat in and around the liver. In most patients, the condition itself is not harmful. On the other hand, if the... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Rein
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
See your doctor: At your age, stress can cause a lot of stomach issues. This can lead to an excess of acid in your stomach, which can inflame the stomach lining or the... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Rein
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
Have it looked at: Some rashes are hard to diagnose even when the doctor has a chance to see it. Without seeing a skin condition, rendering an opinion is risky at best. ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Rein
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
Skin+sun=vitamin D: The production of vitamin d occurs when sunlight hits the skin. In today's world, too much sun can lead to various forms of skin cancer, which are epi... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Rein
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
Yes. maybe.: Guaifenesin is widely promoted for sinus symptoms, bronchitis, and the common cold. It functions as a mucolytic, meaning it loosens phlegm and thins i... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Arthur Rein
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
Have this checked: While this could simply be a bronchial infection, because you are a smoker i think it best for you to see your doctor. Other possibilities include but... Read More
A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arthur Rein
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
Probably you're fine: I assume your pulse is in this range at rest. It is a little on the low side. If you are on certain medications, especially beta blockers and calcium ... Read More

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Nov 27, 2012
I endorse Dr. Rein. He consistently provides the highest quality medical information and guidance through his contributions on AVVO.Com. He shares an outstanding knowledge of Internal medicine as a s...Read More
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Rein is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Rein is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you so so very very much!! I so greatly appreciate it! Happi happi holidays to you and all of your loved ones!!
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! COusin doc!
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Medical College of Wisconsin
Graduated 1981MD

Medical/Graduate school

University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh
Graduated 1977MD

Medical/Graduate school

Medical College of Wisconsin, WI
Graduated 1981MD

Residency

Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center

Residency

Sentara Norfolk General Hospital

Residency

GUNDERSEN LUTH MED CTR

Awards

Excellence in Diabetes Care, National Committee for Quality Assurance
Fellow, American College of Physicians
Most Influential, Second Place, Milwaukee, WI - Winter
2013

Affiliations

American College of Physicians
Burlington Clinic
Aurora Memorial Hsptl Burlington

Publications

When a Salary Guarantee Expires
Gen X vs. Boomers: A Call Schedule Solution
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