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Dr. Glenn Skow

Family Medicine
Vandalia, IL
13 years experience male

Locations

Office

Vandalia, IL

Address

Vandalia, IL
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
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Insurances accepted

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois

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About

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

Licenses

United States: Illinois, New York

Doctor Q&A

124 Answers
53 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A member asked:
Dr. Glenn Skow
Family Medicine 13 years experience
Constipation: Try prune juice and/or glycerine suppository if they appear to be straining of uncomfortable as a result of their constipation. If no symptoms, Follow... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Glenn Skow
Family Medicine 13 years experience
Pain or itch?: when the skin is broken, such as with a bite, it can be red and swollen and itch due to local reaction or it can be painful due to an infection. If pa... Read More
A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Glenn Skow
Family Medicine 13 years experience
Risks vs benefits: It is reasonable to treat symptomatic low testosterone when your testosterone level is less then 250. Testosterone replacement has significant risks i... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Glenn Skow
Family Medicine 13 years experience
Constipation: It is possible your baby is constipated. This is a very common thing that affects babies especially those on formula that contains iron. You can discu... Read More
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Glenn Skow
Family Medicine 13 years experience
Protein: If you are not a big breakfast person and just looking for something to hold you over, protein is a good start as it tends to make you feel more full ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Glenn Skow
Family Medicine 13 years experience
See doctor asap: It is possible your urinary tract infection has made its way up to your kidneys, something we call pyelonephritis. When we diagnose a UTI we prescribe... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Glenn Skow
Family Medicine 13 years experience
See doctor: While many things can cause a fever and many things can cause a sore throat, but the two together in a 9 year old raises the concern for infection suc... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Glenn Skow
Family Medicine 13 years experience
Anemia: there are many causes for anemia but iron deficiency tends to be the more likely in females of her age particularly with blood loss from menstraul cyc... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Glenn Skow
Family Medicine 13 years experience
Yes: Those 2 medications are safe to take together
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Glenn Skow
Family Medicine 13 years experience
Multiple causes: An elevated sed rate is not specific and can be seen with inflammation or infection. A positive ANA is very non-specific but can be seen with multiple... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Glenn Skow
Family Medicine 13 years experience
See doctor: There are many reasons why you may have a sore throat. Infection, of course, is one of them. You should see your doctor to be examined and to determin... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Glenn Skow
Family Medicine 13 years experience
Missed cycle : Many things can cause a late, missed or irregular cycle. First, and most important, is pregnancy, which you've already excluded. Iron deficiency, whe... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Glenn Skow
Family Medicine 13 years experience
Blood: There are many causes to blood, but if bright red when wiping might signify either a hemorrhoid or fissure. It's important to see your physician to he... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Skow
Family Medicine 13 years experience
Yes: Certain blood pressure medications have the potential to interfere with erection. Also, prolonged or uncontrolled diabetes has also been known to inte... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Skow
Family Medicine 13 years experience
Possibly: There's an unofficial rule some of us follow: if you had it once, you are at increased risk for having it again. Doesn't mean you will, but that you c... Read More
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Skow
Family Medicine 13 years experience
No: It's not likely to help. I would see your doctor to get a proper prescription and confirm the diagnosis of salmonella.
A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Skow
Family Medicine 13 years experience
Yes: Almost any mole can potentially be removed. Because of its location on the face, i would speak with a dermatologist. Depending on its location and siz... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Glenn Skow
Family Medicine 13 years experience
Don't worry: Chiari malformations are graded 1-4 with 4 being the most severe. Thankfully, 1 is the most common and rarely fatal. Although usually occurs without s... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Glenn Skow
Family Medicine 13 years experience
First ask why?: While utis are common in females, recurrent ones, depending on frequency, is not. Before determining treatment, it is important to find out why you ha... Read More
A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Skow
Family Medicine 13 years experience
Obesity epedemic: There is a strong correlation between obesity and type 2 diabetes. As obesity is steadily increasing, with most americans being overweight, it also ha... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Glenn Skow
Family Medicine 13 years experience
Possible: Each test has a false negative and false positive rate. Some better than others. While you may be able to diagnose MS by spinal tab, that is usually p... Read More
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Skow
Family Medicine 13 years experience
Asthma: Asthma can become worse for a few reasons. One is change in environment, such as cold, allergies, or if you contract an illness like a virus. If you... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Skow
Family Medicine 13 years experience
Yes: Factor 5 leaves you at increased risk for clots. A clot in the liver would normally be treated with a temporary course of blood thinners. If you are p... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Glenn Skow
Family Medicine 13 years experience
Yes: Naproxen belongs to a group of medications called non-steroidal anti-inflammatories. They are good for pain in general but be sure to have them on a f... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Skow
Family Medicine 13 years experience
Stop panicking: First, it's important to know that, as far as i know, no one has died from an anxiety/panic attack. Your doctor may prescribe medication for anxiety a... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Glenn Skow
Family Medicine 13 years experience
See your doc: If your thyroid levels are low you may need to adjust the dose of your replacement. It sounds as though your symptoms are consistent with an inadequat... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Glenn Skow
Family Medicine 13 years experience
Not In Drug Screen: Nicotine is not typically screened for in urine drug tests. Usually, you will see such things as narcotics, barbiturates, benzodiazepines, illegal sub... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Glenn Skow
Family Medicine 13 years experience
Unlikely: It is unlikely to detect a previous abortion unless instrumentation was used and even then it is still unlikely. You may want to consider telling your... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Glenn Skow
Family Medicine 13 years experience
Acne: Your doctor may be able to help you with prescribing a antibiotic/acne medicated body wash as well as retin-a. This will help address the 3 ways that ... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Glenn Skow
Family Medicine 13 years experience
Migraines: Sounds like you might be having migraines. Fiorinal is a great pain medicine for headaches. If it is not helping, however, i might suggest a drug call... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Glenn Skow
Family Medicine 13 years experience
Acne: Your doctor may be able to help you with prescribing a antibiotic/acne medicated body wash as well as retin-a. This will help address the 3 ways that ... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Glenn Skow
Family Medicine 13 years experience
No: Semen on a toilet seat will not be able to cause a woman to become pregnant. You should still, however, clean the seat after you use it for hygiene pu... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Glenn Skow
Family Medicine 13 years experience
Cellulitis : Cellulitis can be very painful depending on severity. The more severe, the longer the healing time. There are, however, different causes. Bactrim (sul... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Glenn Skow
Family Medicine 13 years experience
Acne: Your doctor may be able to help you with prescribing a antibiotic/acne medicated body wash as well as retin-a. This will help address the 3 ways that ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Glenn Skow
Family Medicine 13 years experience
Acne: Your doctor may be able to help you with prescribing a antibiotic/acne medicated body wash as well as retin-a. This will help address the 3 ways that ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Glenn Skow
Family Medicine 13 years experience
Pregnancy test: If your period is late and is normally regular, best to be sure and see if you are pregnant. Home pregnancy tests are available over the counter and c... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Glenn Skow
Family Medicine 13 years experience
Allergies?: Excess phlegm since January 2013, or over a year, would likely represent allergies. That stuck feeling you have in your throat is called globus pallid... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Glenn Skow
Family Medicine 13 years experience
Acne: Your doctor may be able to help you with prescribing a antibiotic/acne medicated body wash as well as retin-a. This will help address the 3 ways that ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Glenn Skow
Family Medicine 13 years experience
Acne: Your doctor may be able to help you with prescribing a antibiotic/acne medicated body wash as well as retin-a. This will help address the 3 ways that ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Glenn Skow
Family Medicine 13 years experience
Acne: Your doctor may be able to help you with prescribing a antibiotic/acne medicated body wash as well as retin-a. This will help address the 3 ways that ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Glenn Skow
Family Medicine 13 years experience
Insect vs allergy : Itching bumps could suggest an insect infestation such as bed bugs especially if you are noticing them when you wake in the morning. Otherwise, an itc... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Glenn Skow
Family Medicine 13 years experience
Acne: Your doctor may be able to help you with prescribing a antibiotic/acne medicated body wash as well as retin-a. This will help address the 3 ways that ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Glenn Skow
Family Medicine 13 years experience
Acne: Your doctor may be able to help you with prescribing a antibiotic/acne medicated body wash as well as retin-a. This will help address the 3 ways that ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Glenn Skow
Family Medicine 13 years experience
Hearing loss/ringing: Many things can cause both hearing loss and ringing but should be examined by physician especially if it occurs only on one side and together.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Glenn Skow
Family Medicine 13 years experience
Lymphadenopathy: There are many causes to swollen lymph nodes but they do not normally persist. If these have, it would be very important to see your physician to have... Read More
A 78-year-old female asked:
Dr. Glenn Skow
Family Medicine 13 years experience
See your doctor: It is not uncommon to have temporary worsening of anxiety within the first few days of starting or increasing the dose of an antidepressant. I would s... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Glenn Skow
Family Medicine 13 years experience
Acne: Your doctor may be able to help you with prescribing a antibiotic/acne medicated body wash as well as retin-a. This will help address the 3 ways that ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Glenn Skow
Family Medicine 13 years experience
Yes: It is safe to take Bentyl (dicyclomine) with gastritis
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Skow
Family Medicine 13 years experience
Possibly: While trauma can certainly lead to a fracture, the foot/ankle is a very common site for sprains/strains. If you are unable to bear weight on that foo... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Skow
Family Medicine 13 years experience
Don't eat?: Your doctor has the benefit of having seen your son and may have reasons for that advice, but usually we try to encourage hydration when sick. If he's... Read More

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HealthTap member
Apr 18, 2016
our time was cut short, not hia fault, but he was very caring and took time to ask me exactly how i was feeling
HealthTap member
Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Skow is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Skow is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
Thank you. My husband has this condition. He is on 7.5mg of coumadin a day. At 39 years old, we were hoping there would me more that could be done. Thank you for your time.
HealthTap member
But now my lower belly is starting to hurt also and along with the back pain every few minutes i feel like i get a stab in the back of pain
HealthTap member
Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Feel much better that it is common! I will give it a couple more days

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Tel Aviv University, Sackler School of Medicine, Israel
Graduated 2009MD

Residency

Stony Brook University Medical Center
Completed 2012

Awards

Physician of the Year
Physician of Excellence
Top Family Physician, First Place, Springfield Region - Summer
2014

Affiliations

AAFP
Illinois Academy Of Family Physicians
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