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Dr. Thomas Byrnes

Family Medicine
Richmond Hill, GA
30 years experience male

Locations

Office

Richmond Hill, GA

Address

4164 Coastal Hwy. U.S. 17, S., P.O. Box 1797, Richmond Hill, GA
Directions

About

Bio

Osteopathic Medical School Clinical Faculty, Independent Private Practitioner, Civil Service physician.

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Family Medicine

Holistic Medicine

Licenses

United States: Georgia

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

137 Answers
106 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Byrnes
Family Medicine 30 years experience
What's the question?: How long have you had it? What were you doing when the pain started? What have you done since then? Do you smoke? Have other medical problems? How... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Byrnes
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Watch and see: If you want odds, see your bookie. Otherwise, wait to see if your symptoms return. Was this just a test to see if you can get away with 2 less days ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Byrnes
Family Medicine 30 years experience
?asthma: Is she wheezing when she breathes? She should be checked for asthma, which needs to be treated with medication. Also she may have what is called som... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Thomas Byrnes
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Why?: Consider a trial of osteopathic manipulative treatment (omt) that includes the cranium before you go to tubes. It is a safe and effective method for ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Byrnes
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Crystals baby: Gout is a specific type of arthritis thought to be caused by crystals of uric acid precipitating out of solution in the joint fluid. Typically attack... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Byrnes
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Time for preg test: How old are u? Have you had irregular periods in the past? Are you taking new medications? Have you changed your diet or activity patterns, gained ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Byrnes
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Maybe- maybe not: Physical therapy, focused on strengthening vmo strength in your quad muscle, and hamstring and calf stretching, avoiding squats and similar stressful ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Byrnes
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Good for you: I'm glad that u have started walking and kept it up for 2 weeks. How do u know it is ur varicose veins that r hurting? After u walk, take 15 minutes... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Byrnes
Family Medicine 30 years experience
An offshoot of OCF: Ocf is osteopathy in the cranial field. It is a century old field of manual treatment for headaches and other problems. Based on the idea that the s... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Byrnes
Family Medicine 30 years experience
If you cook it: It is common and safe if you actually cook the raw meat. You can use a wok and call it stir fry. Where you can get in trouble is cutting raw meat on... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Byrnes
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Depends: How bad is the herniated disc? What treatment are you trying to avoid? Most successful treatments depend on your ability to do proper rehab exercis... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Byrnes
Family Medicine 30 years experience
What changed?: Did something happen to cause the pain. Do you have leg pain? Did you before the surgery. Do you have a rehab protocol with core strengthening and ... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Byrnes
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Infection: The procedure is designed to cause less operative trauma to your back. Smaller holes will heal faster. You still risk getting an infection but preca... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Byrnes
Family Medicine 30 years experience
No: Is his stomach cramping because of something that he ate? Imodium (loperamide) will keep anything bad that his body is trying to get out....In. ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Byrnes
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Phisoderm: Once called surgical soap. Apply over affected areas, let dry then rinse off. Do not shave your legs with multiblade razors. Although they make yo... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Byrnes
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Viral infection: Herpes virus is very common. Abvreva works but is expensive. Apple cider vinegar burns like firebut seems to make them go away faster and it is chea... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Byrnes
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Go to the doctor: Something is blocking the normal circulation of the cerebral spinal fluid csf. It could be a tumor. Causes headaches, visual or balance changes. Yo... Read More
A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Byrnes
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Pregnacy test time: It can take a long time to get regular after being on depo. But if you are having sex and your periods are not happening regularly, you will have to ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Byrnes
Family Medicine 30 years experience
? pain in legs?: Does your friend have leg pain that can be associated with the spinal level with the disc bulge? If you take 100 40 year olds with no back pain, 30 o... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Thomas Byrnes
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Try OMT: Have u had head trauma? After the appropriate imaging and testing to rule out treatable pathology, consider a trial of osteopathic manipulative treatm... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Byrnes
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Counseling: Ask for a referral to a psychologist or licensed clinical social worker who can provide some counseling. They should help you develop some tools that... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Thomas Byrnes
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Get it checked out: The nature of the mass needs to be determined. Scar tissue? Hernia? Lipoma? Lymphoma? See your pcm to start the process.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Byrnes
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Squeeze it!: Direct pressure clean gauze. Elevate it above your heart. Get some help, have someone put pressure on the the big pulsing artery in your armpit. Yo... Read More
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Byrnes
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Try Motrin first: Many women retain fluid during time just before through after the period. The fluid increases pressure on the structures of your back/pelvis, --> hur... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Byrnes
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Try to even it out: It could take several more days of rest. It is always better to have a steady exercise program than to stop and then try to resume at the level you w... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Byrnes
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Check Ur blood sugar: Actually, you are getting nauseated, which happens to lots of people when their blood sugar gets too low. You don't want to be nauseous, which means ... Read More
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Byrnes
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Daily: Develop a routine that you enjoy with a variety of different activities and do them at an intensity that doesn't make you too sore to do it again the ... Read More
A 64-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Byrnes
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Gait abnormality: The pain from the morton neuroma is probably making you walk funny. This is putting stress on the tendons around the ankle joint and can cause new pr... Read More
A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Byrnes
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Volunteer: First, make friends with yourself. You're ok and you can do this. Then go volunteer to help with a worthy cause. It doesn't matter which really. S... Read More
A 71-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Byrnes
Family Medicine 30 years experience
How do Ur shoes fit?: Are your shoes new? Or old? Do you have any other symptoms of numbness elsewhere? Pain? Does your back hurt? Have you changed your playing style,... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Byrnes
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Get it checked: Having an audiology evaluation to determine the functional status of your ears and see whether you need to see an ENT doctor. Ear protection may hel... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Byrnes
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Sedation: That dose of zyrtec is going to be very sedating. This defeats the purpose of taking zyrtec instead of benadryl (diphenhydramine). That level of sed... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Byrnes
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Wait for it: At 6 months that is normal. Turn off the tv and talk to your baby. Read to your baby. Your baby will watch and try to imitate the movements of your... Read More
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Byrnes
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Lyrica (pregabalin)?: Pain management may be useful if it helps you move normally while you heal. If you smoke, you must stop. What ever type of activity/lifestyle produc... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Thomas Byrnes
Family Medicine 30 years experience
What is she eating: What is she eating for breakfast? Did that change in the last week or so? If she is able to eat and drink normally then trying to stop a daily loos... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Byrnes
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Migraine: Sounds like a migraine headache. See your doctor there are medications that can stop and others that work to prevent migraines. With history of head... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Thomas Byrnes
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Get it looked at: How long has it been there? Does it hurt? Itch? Bleed? Are you a smoker? Do you chew tobacco? Let your family doctor check it out.
A member asked:
Dr. Thomas Byrnes
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Depends: Depends. How much swelling? Can you partially bear weight on it? If no -> need xray. Returning to a normal gait (no matter how slow you have to wa... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Byrnes
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Hormone tx? OMT?: Pain meds can b useful if it helps u 2 move normally while u heal. Hormone tx may also help. If you smoke, you must stop. What ever type of activi... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Byrnes
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Sulfasalazine: Generic name for azulfadine, used in treating inflammatory bowel disease, such as chrons disease or ulcerative colitis.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Byrnes
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Yes: Breathing is most important. Fever means infection usually. Go see a doctor.
A member asked:
Dr. Thomas Byrnes
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Depends: Depends on your pain tolerance and what happened to cause the pain? Significant trauma to tear a muscle ? Can't move? Severe pain? Numbness and tin... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Byrnes
Family Medicine 30 years experience
What touches?: Are you wearing a necklace or something else around your neck? What is in contact with the area that gets irritated. Do you have a rash anywhere els... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Byrnes
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Yes: Many muscles from your forearm and upper arm cross the elbow , as do nerves and blood vessels, any of these can be disrupted all can be strained. It ... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Byrnes
Family Medicine 30 years experience
DONT SMOKE: Don't smoke! see the physical therapist before the surgery and get used to doing the rehab exercises prior to the surgery so you will already be some... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Byrnes
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Tough question: In order to answer that, one would have to design questions to get inside of the heads of male and female ASD patients to determine what it is that th... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Byrnes
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Maybe: Best to take it with food at about the same time every day. Keep track of your mood changes so you can report to your doctor whether or not it is cha... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Byrnes
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Maybe: Best to take it with food at about the same time every day. Keep track of your mood changes so you can report to your doctor whether or not it is cha... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Byrnes
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Avoid extremes: When you fast, your body will begin to prepare for a famine by slowing your metabolism down and keep it down until food is available again. Small fr... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Byrnes
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Not usually: The protocol that I have seen used with most success. If you are vomiting give your stomach a rest for a few hours. Then frequent sips of warm flat ... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Byrnes is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Byrnes is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you for giving me such a helpful answer. I bought yoga and stretching DVDs. Needed motivation to do them. Aerobic exercise tends to feel most productive, but I understand I need to have variety ...Read More
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thank you for the reply. it is happening randomly. if i move a certain way with my arms it will happen even if sitting or laying down. i recently had an epidural for herniated discs but not sure if re...Read More
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They put him on vit d..his levels go up then drop. He eats relatively healthy n exercises. Then found his creatine levels high..im at a loss. I'll tell him to try yoga to stretch muscles

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

A. T. Still University Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, MO
Graduated 1992MD

Residency

Warren Hospital, Phillipsburg, NJ

Awards

HealthTap Founding Doctor
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Affiliations

The Osteopathic Cranial Academy
The American Academy of Osteopathy
American Osteopathic Association
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