Dr. Glenn Skow

Family Medicine
Vandalia, IL
14 years experience male

Locations

Office

Vandalia, IL

Address

Vandalia, IL
Directions

My office hours

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

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois

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Specialties
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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 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Glenn Skow
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Side effect : A possible side effect of seasonique is breast tenderness. While there are many things that may cause breast tenderness, it may be wise to see your d... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Glenn Skow
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Yes: celexa (citalopram) is relatively safe particularly with being on the lower dose of 20 mg and for such a short period of time. Depending on what you a... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Glenn Skow
Family Medicine 14 years experience
See Doctor: I would certainly recommend seeing your doctor as soon as possible. Given your symptoms, this may be a recurrence of your diverticulitis and I would r... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Glenn Skow
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Pregnancy test: You can use a pregnancy test at any time and does not correlate with your cycles. It's more important to use if your cycle does not occur as expected.... Read More
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A 66-year-old male asked:
Dr. Glenn Skow
Family Medicine 14 years experience
No: Regular Mucinex (guaifenesin) should not cause an increase in heart rate. Other decongestants such as sudafed (pseudoephedrine) or those with "D" (All... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Glenn Skow
Family Medicine 14 years experience
See doctor: Seeing things that are not there, or visual hallucinations, are not normal and you should be seen by your doctor as soon as possible. Many things can ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Glenn Skow
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Moisturize: While there are many ways to soften the feet, i personally like applying moisturizer as regularly as possible particularly just before bed. You shoul... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Glenn Skow
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Great question : There are many stages of alcohol use. When someone is an alcoholic, they drink despite serious side effects and may go into withdrawal if they don't h... Read More
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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Skow
Family Medicine 14 years experience
No interaction : There's no interaction as far as I am aware and believe they should be safe to take together.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Skow
Family Medicine 14 years experience
No: It is not inevitable. While genetics do play a role and increases your risk for developing depression, it does not mean you will necessarily develop i... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Glenn Skow
Family Medicine 14 years experience
A little blood?: It's not uncommon to have a little blood in your phlegm if you have been coughing a lot from your allergies. I would certainly start taking something ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Skow
Family Medicine 14 years experience
RSV?: Rsv is a virus that is very common in young children. Unfortrunately, it tends to affect them much worse than adults. In adults it usually presents ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Glenn Skow
Family Medicine 14 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
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Glenn Skow
Family Medicine 14 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
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Glenn Skow
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Any joint possible: Arthritis can affect any joint. If one sided, it is typically osteoarthritis which results mostly from "wear and tear." a blood test would not necessa... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Glenn Skow
Family Medicine 14 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
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Glenn Skow
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Unlikely: Home pregnancy tests are fairly accurate and if you have had 6 negative tests, it is unlikely that you are pregnant. Many things can cause irregular c... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Glenn Skow
Family Medicine 14 years experience
See your doc: There are many reasons why someone might lose their menstrual cycle. The most important one to check is pregnancy and thankfully you've done that. You... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Glenn Skow
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Don't force it: Eating 3 oz every 2 hours is pretty good for this age. Dont force it. There is no guarantee feeding them more will space out the time between feeds. T... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Glenn Skow
Family Medicine 14 years experience
First trimester: Morning sickness tends to be worst in the first trimester, but "morning" sickness can be misleading. While it does tend to be more frequent in the mor... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Skow
Family Medicine 14 years experience
No surgery yet: Hernias are very common, femorals more common in females. Not all hernias require surgery to correct them. One way we determine if it needs surgery is... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Skow
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Probably not: Many things can cause irregular or late menstraul cycles. Home pregnancy tests are fairly accurate. I would see your doctor to repeat it. Your doctor ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Glenn Skow
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Not likely : Typically it is the absence of menstrual cycles that raise the concern for possible pregnancy. If you are young, irregular cycles may be common. If ne... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Glenn Skow
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Hard to say: Factor v leiden as you mentioned is a clotting disorder making you more prone to them. This could be made worse with contraceptives. Seeing as your mo... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Skow
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Pregnant?: Home pregnancy tests are fairly reliable. You can repeat the home pregnancy test but betteri to see your doctor to repeat the test to be sure.
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Skow
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Strep?: It's hard to say. There are many causes, but if your complaint is only that of a sore throat and fatigue then you might think about strep if you have ... Read More
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A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Skow
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Stress is bad: Stress does a number of things to the body including increasing your blood pressure, your heart rate, weight (more chronic stress), etc. Your other s... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Skow
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Tums (calcium carbonate) vs Prilosec : There are many choices. If it is the occasional heartburn then some might take Tums (calcium carbonate) as needed. If you get it regularly, you may wa... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Skow
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Cut the salt: First thing you should try is to limit the amount of salt in your diet. This may help keep your blood pressure under control. If you're worried about ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Skow
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Yes: Mono is often referred to as the "kissing disease". Like any other infection, if you expose yourself to someone who has one, you run the risk of catch... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Skow
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Heart disease: Angina means chest pain caused by the heart. This usually comes from clogged arteries. As the arteries initially clog, blood can still get around the ... Read More
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Glenn Skow
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Yes: Although I would not recommend doing that, especially regularly, The max dose of Tylenol (acetaminophen) in 24 hours is 3000 mg in adults. Be sure to ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Glenn Skow
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Yes: Flexed il is a muscle relaxer and can cause the drained, drowsy or "funny" feeling you described.
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Glenn Skow
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Change antibiotics: The 2 most common skin infections include strep and staph. Both come with painful redness to the skin but staph can have abscesses and or drainage. Yo... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Glenn Skow
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Alive vs dead: Simply put, you can live with Afib but not with vfib. both are irregular heartbeats but Afib is a very common irregular heartbeat that many live with ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Glenn Skow
Family Medicine 14 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
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Skow
Family Medicine 14 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
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Skow
Family Medicine 14 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
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Skow
Family Medicine 14 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
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A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Skow
Family Medicine 14 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
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Skow
Family Medicine 14 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
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Glenn Skow
Family Medicine 14 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
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Glenn Skow
Family Medicine 14 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
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Glenn Skow
Family Medicine 14 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
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A member asked:
Dr. Glenn Skow
Family Medicine 14 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
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Glenn Skow
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Yes: Those 2 medications are safe to take together
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Glenn Skow
Family Medicine 14 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
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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Glenn Skow
Family Medicine 14 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
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A member asked:
Dr. Glenn Skow
Family Medicine 14 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
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Glenn Skow
Family Medicine 14 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
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Testimonials
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Thank you notes
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
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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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