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Dr. Robert Lim

Family Medicine
TN
35 years experience

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Family Medicine

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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lim
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Foley: The girls legs are spread apart, an antiseptic is used over the urethra and surrounding area, the urethra is identified, and a ky-lubricated catheter ... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lim
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Numb hands: One of the most common causes of numbness and tingling in the hands is carpal tunnel syndrome. However, this can only be confirmed by some tests done... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lim
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Derm or GP: That would depend on your insurance coverage. If you belong to a HMO, then you will need to see your GP first, who can see if the growth is suspiciou... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lim
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Balloon kyphoplasty: This is a procedure done to treat compression fractures in the spine, and is commonly done by many specialists, including neurosurgeons.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lim
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Fructose problem: If you cannot absorb fructose, then the worse you can get is loose stools and a lot of gas.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lim
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Reaction to antibiot: The chance that this is a reaction to the antibiotic are slim, as an allergic reaction will usually start centrally, and not in the periphery. It is ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lim
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Xanax (alprazolam): Absolutely! it belongs to a class of drugs known as benzodiazepines, such as Valium and ativan, (lorazepam) and is a schedule IV drug, requiring a sp... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lim
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Angina: Angina basically means chest pain. There are symptoms that tend to tell us that someone is having a heart attack. One can have squeezing type of che... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lim
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Lactation/no baby: If you have not had a baby, and you have milk coming from your breast, you may have prolactinemia, or excessive prolactin. Please see your doctor imm... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lim
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Sugar after block: I have had several patients have epidural steroid injections and are diabetic. Based on their reports, it has taken anywhere from a day to five days ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lim
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Parkinson's: In general, parkinson's-afflicted people tend to deteriorate over time. This mainly is a neurological disease, and dementia, as well as deterioration... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lim
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Depression?: The best thing you can do is go see your primary care provider and have them evaluate you for signs and symptoms of depression. They can get a full h... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lim
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Prostate exam: We do not typically do prostate examinations on an 18 year old. Typically we check this at age 40 for hispanic and african americans, and at 50 for c... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lim
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Step on nail: It is a possibility. That is why we give the tetanus shot whenever you visit a provider, to cut down the chances of you getting an infection. Howeve... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lim
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Spinal gray matter: Yes, it does.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lim
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Head injury/vomit: Absolutely! get there now! vomiting after a head injury can indicate increased intracranial pressure, and this has to be investigated!
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lim
Family Medicine 35 years experience
High histamine: Typically you get this when you have an allergic reaction. It is a substance released by mast cells in your body, causing all the symptoms of an alle... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lim
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Accident with epipen (epinephrine): If you got stuck with an epipen, (epinephrine) then this has discharged. There is nothing left to use, as this has already deployed its contents. Di... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lim
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Parenteral antibioti: It just means injectable antibiotics.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lim
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Kiss with ulcer: I would prefer you don't. Chances are, you have a cold sore virus, typically herpes simplex i, which you can pass on to someone else. This will heal... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lim
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Echocardiogram: There are two ways to get an echocardiogram. The simplest and least invasive is essentially an ultrasound, like the one they use to check on unborn b... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lim
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Celiac diet: You can eat as much as you want, as long as your diet is gluten-free. You can find a lot of products in the supermarket that are advertised according... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lim
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Untreated cut: Any wound/cut has the potential for infection, and that can lead to further issues, such as sepsis (blood infection) and abscesses (boils). Most cuts... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lim
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Diabetes in family: You have an increased chance of developing diabetes because you father has it. This is a factor beyond your control. However, there are things you c... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lim
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Workout: You do not store galactose in your body. You can store glucose, and it gets stored as glycogen, a form of starch. Galactose is a simple sugar, like ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lim
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Atypical nevus: We take out an atypical nevus, because it is showing signs of possible malignancy, and needs to be verified. These signs involve irregularity of shap... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Robert Lim
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Formula issues: Your baby may be having issues with the formula. There are alternatives to this, such as soy formulas. Still, you should see your pediatrician or fp... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lim
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Wide mediastinum: Yes, and it can indicate lymphoma.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lim
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Epidermis: Absolutely. The epidermis is the top layer of your skin.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lim
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Cellulitis- diabetic: If you are diabetic, having cellulitis is more serious, and you should see your doctor/provider. He/she can determine if the infection is extensive e... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lim
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Medication "immunity: Here where we are, patients typically consider an "immunity" to medication to the situation wherein medication stops working. To physicians, we call ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lim
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Codeine issues: Codeine, or any other narcotic pain medications can slow down the motility of the gastrointestinal tract, thus causing constipation and bloating. Thi... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lim
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Temazepam: Temazepam comes in 7.5mg, 15mg, 22.5mg and 30mg. Yes, 120-150mg is way too much! do not even think about taking this medication without consulting y... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lim
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Defibrillation: Actually, we don't defibrillate when a patient is flat-lined. That is a tv thing. We can only use the defribrillator, when someone is in ventricular... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lim
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Heal broken toe: If the broken toe is not displaced, and it is immobile, then it typically takes six to eight weeks.

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Lim is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Lim is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Cebu Institute of Medicine, Philippines
Graduated 1987MD
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