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Dr. Chad Boomershine

Rheumatology
Franklin, TN
20 years experience

Locations

Office

Franklin, TN

Address

330 Mallory Station Road, Suite E-15, Franklin, TN
Directions

About

Bio

Chad S. Boomershine, MD, PhD is a board certified Rheumatologist who serves as Medical Director of the Boomershine Wellness Centers and Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN. Dr. Boomershine completed MD and PhD studies in molecular immunology at The Ohio State University prior to Internal Medicine residency and Rheumatology fellowship training at Vanderbilt University. Dr. Boomershine is an internationally recognized clinician, researcher and educator who works to improve the care of patients with gout, arthritis, osteoporosis, chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia and other chronic pain conditions.

Specialties
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Rheumatology

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

126 Answers
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Chad Boomershine
Rheumatology 20 years experience
yes: Yes, indicates the bacteria are gone.
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chad Boomershine
Rheumatology 20 years experience
Stimulants can help: Stimulant medicines such as phentermine, Ritalin (methylphenidate) or Adderall can sometimes be helpful. Over-the-counter stimulants like guarana or g... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chad Boomershine
Rheumatology 20 years experience
Processed different: High fructose corn syrup is fructose, a 5-carbon sugar. Cane sugar is a combination of fructose and sucrose (a 6-carbon sugar). Fructose metabolism re... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chad Boomershine
Rheumatology 20 years experience
There are many: Tiredness is controlled by multiple brain chemicals. Some chemicals make us more awake (like adrenaline) others cause us to be sleepy. A delicate bala... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chad Boomershine
Rheumatology 20 years experience
Yes: Yes, you can have both BV and yeast, they are not mutually exclusive.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chad Boomershine
Rheumatology 20 years experience
Yes: While avascular necrosis at the hip is most common, it can happen many other places; including in the femur at the knee.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chad Boomershine
Rheumatology 20 years experience
Hypersensitive nerve: Neuropathy causes nerve hypersensitivity which results in abnormal sensation and pain. The hypersensitivity can be caused by numerous different things... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chad Boomershine
Rheumatology 20 years experience
Stretching, heat: It is very important to stretch before and after exercise. Yoga or tai chi can also be used. Also, a hot bath or shower can help. Finally, an anti-inf... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chad Boomershine
Rheumatology 20 years experience
Wide toe box: People with arthritis in their feet typically need a wide toe box in their shoes. The toe box is the end of the shoe where your toes are. Many manufa... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chad Boomershine
Rheumatology 20 years experience
No: No, there is no evidence that Flunisolide causes osteoporosis. Studies have looked at it.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chad Boomershine
Rheumatology 20 years experience
Ca, vit D, exercise: Calcium, vitamin d and weight bearing exercise can all help prevent and even reverse bone loss.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chad Boomershine
Rheumatology 20 years experience
Rub it: Rubbing can help. If it's recurrent, you could have a mineral or vitamin deficiency. Recommend an evaluation for magnesium, potassium, vitamin d, b12,... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chad Boomershine
Rheumatology 20 years experience
Unknown: I was not able to find any research studies that have addressed this question, so the answer is unknown. If you are a diabetic, you would have to try ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chad Boomershine
Rheumatology 20 years experience
Yes: Side effects from alendronate and/or fosomax are very common. The most common side effect is gastrointestinal upset. There are other treatments for os... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chad Boomershine
Rheumatology 20 years experience
4 stages of gout: The first stage is high uric acid levels in blood without a gout attack. The 2nd stage, acute gout, is gout flares separated by asymptomatic periods. ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chad Boomershine
Rheumatology 20 years experience
Uric acid arthritis: Gout is a form of arthritis caused by uric acid crystals. Uric acid crystals form when the amount of uric acid, a natural waste product, becomes too h... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chad Boomershine
Rheumatology 20 years experience
No: The symptoms your are describing do not sound like fibromyalgia. They sound like a drug reaction-if you are on any sedating medicine (like a muscle re... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chad Boomershine
Rheumatology 20 years experience
YES and NO: About 1/3 of fibromyalgia patients have clinically significant depression. Patients with both fibromyalgia and depression tend to have more severe sym... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chad Boomershine
Rheumatology 20 years experience
It is individual: Lyrica (pregabalin) at night can help pain and improve sleep in some fm patients. However, Lyrica (pregabalin) does not help others and can cause side... Read More
A 16-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chad Boomershine
Rheumatology 20 years experience
Yes: Tylenol (acetaminophen) pm contains the same medicine that is in benadryl. Some people have a paradoxical reaction where they become more anxious inst... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chad Boomershine
Rheumatology 20 years experience
Shoulder & hip pain: Polymyalgia rheumatica is characterized by hip and shoulder pain/stiffness associated with high inflammatory markers in the blood (sedimentation rate ... Read More
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chad Boomershine
Rheumatology 20 years experience
Yes, there are many: There are many antidepressant medicines that can be used to treat both fibromyalgia and depression. These include, but are not limited to, elavil, pro... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chad Boomershine
Rheumatology 20 years experience
Lots or only one: The problems you are describing can all be associated with fibromyalgia (except the hpv which is a viral infection and the anemia which is a blood pro... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chad Boomershine
Rheumatology 20 years experience
Yes and No: Every fibromyalgia patient is different and a drug, such as gabapentin, that works for one fibromyalgia patient may not work for another. Also, medici... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chad Boomershine
Rheumatology 20 years experience
Yes: There are many medicines and treatments that can be used to treat fibromyalgia. The medicines used are not typically those used to treat "regular" kin... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chad Boomershine
Rheumatology 20 years experience
Many, many options: I use more than 50 different medicines to treat my fibromyalgia patients. Every patient is different and medicines that work for one may not work for ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chad Boomershine
Rheumatology 20 years experience
Cures are available: High uric acid can be caused by numerous things; eg, obesity, poor kidney function, heredity. However, it is only treated if it is accompanied by gout... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chad Boomershine
Rheumatology 20 years experience
Eye muscle disease: Orbital myositis is an inflammatory disease of the eye muscles. It causes weakness of the eye muscles.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chad Boomershine
Rheumatology 20 years experience
No beer, less fat: Gout patients should not drink beer, wine is fine. Low-fat dairy is good for gout. Avoiding a lot of red meat and shellfish is good. I recommend a low... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chad Boomershine
Rheumatology 20 years experience
An orthopedist: If you had a prior meniscus injury, you should see an orthopedist. This is a mechanical problem and may require surgery. An MRI should be able to show... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chad Boomershine
Rheumatology 20 years experience
Need evaluation: Could be either, only a rheumatologist can tell the difference. You need to see a rheumatologist.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chad Boomershine
Rheumatology 20 years experience
Usually a ligament: Ligament damage is the usual cause of instability-acl, mcl, etc. See an orthopedist.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chad Boomershine
Rheumatology 20 years experience
+ANA does not=lupus: 95% of people with a positive ANA test do not have lupus. Lupus can only be diagnosed by a rheumatologist. Lab tests are not sufficient to diagnose lu... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chad Boomershine
Rheumatology 20 years experience
It depends: Some people with severe lupus require strong immunosuppressive drugs and this can cause the HIV to become worse. Other lupus patients with mild diseas... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chad Boomershine
Rheumatology 20 years experience
Circinate ballanitis: Circinate ballanitis can cause a rash on the head of the penis. It is associated with reactive arthritis. Numerous genital infections can also do it. ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Chad Boomershine
Rheumatology 20 years experience
NO!: Both drugs are anti-inflammatories and combining anti-inflammatories can lead to serious health consequences like kidney or liver failure.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chad Boomershine
Rheumatology 20 years experience
Autoimmune: Polymyalgia rheumatica (pmr) is an autoimmune disease that occurs in people 50 years of age and older. It is associated with severe pain and stiffness... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chad Boomershine
Rheumatology 20 years experience
It could be serious: The symptoms you are describing could be an infection in the spine. You need to be evaluated as soon as possible as it could be life threatening.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chad Boomershine
Rheumatology 20 years experience
Could be bursitis: Pain on the outside of the hip is likely bursitis. Bursa are sacs of fluid which lie over bony prominences that protect the skin above them. Bursitis ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chad Boomershine
Rheumatology 20 years experience
Listen & support her: Fibromyalgia is very challenging to patients and those who care for them. The best thing you can do is listen to her and support her. Acknowledge that... Read More
A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chad Boomershine
Rheumatology 20 years experience
Calcium good for BP: You are right to be worried about your sister, calcium and vitamin d are essential for treating osteoporosis. I am not sure why your sister is giving ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chad Boomershine
Rheumatology 20 years experience
Not recommended-3 mo: Drinking alcohol while on Methotrexate is not recommended. Methotrexate can sometimes cause liver damage and, since alcohol can also cause liver damag... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chad Boomershine
Rheumatology 20 years experience
Yes: A non-movable lymph node is reason for concern. Recommend you see your doctor.
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chad Boomershine
Rheumatology 20 years experience
No: C3/4 herniation can cause pain and headache but not hemiplegic migraines.
A female asked:
Dr. Chad Boomershine
Rheumatology 20 years experience
High B12 = neuropath: A high B12 can cause neuropathy, should reduce your supplement. High platelets can indicate inflammation.
A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Chad Boomershine
Rheumatology 20 years experience
Yes, economic option: Injectable testosterone is the least expensive treatment for low t. Discuss with your doctor.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chad Boomershine
Rheumatology 20 years experience
Medications can help: In addition to exercise, there are medications that can improve fatigue. If your sleep is not good, i typically try to improve it first. Sleep hygiene... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chad Boomershine
Rheumatology 20 years experience
No: Most primary care providers can help with sleeping problems because it is very common.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chad Boomershine
Rheumatology 20 years experience
Yes, very possible: Lithium can cause you to be sleepy and slower thinking. Have your doctor get a blood level to see if you are on too high a dose.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chad Boomershine
Rheumatology 20 years experience
Yes, very serious: Angiitis is inflammation of the main blood vessels. Since these carry blood away from the heart, inflammation in these can be life threatening. Howeve... Read More

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Dr. Boomershine is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Boomershine is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Still trying to discover whether I have this, and if it is considered a "real" disease.... Opinions seem varied.. thank you
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Thank u doctor for your reply but unfortunately the place where i am living because of work has no especialist in fibro treatment.But any way you give me hope..
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Thanks for your quick reply! I had fibro...... before they discovered it, and its debilitating. Its been the biggest obstacle in my life! Thanks for answer.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

The Ohio State University College of Medicine, OH
Graduated 2002MD

Awards

Top Rheumatologist , Second Place, Tennessee - Summer
2013
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