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Dr. Douglas McNeill

Family Medicine
Arbyrd, MO
50 years experience

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Family Medicine

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A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas McNeill
Family Medicine 50 years experience
Usually yes: A parasite by definition gets needed food or support at the expense of the host. This is different from symbiotic relationship where two organisms ea... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas McNeill
Family Medicine 50 years experience
Consider all: There are two general indications for surgery: intractable pain and progressive neurologic deficit (nerve injury). The size of the herniation and use ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas McNeill
Family Medicine 50 years experience
It depends: Having a 'squamous cell' removed does not tell me enough. You probably a referring to a 'squamous cell carcinoma' of the skin. If so, the doctor rem... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas McNeill
Family Medicine 50 years experience
Usually nothing: Loss of pigment in the skin can reflect an inflammation in the skin or an autoimmune condition called vitiligo which is harmless but cosmetically of c... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas McNeill
Family Medicine 50 years experience
2nd gen antihistamin: Second generation antihistamines (claritin, zyrtec, (cetirizine) allegra) are all good for seasonal allergies with modest sedation. Since each person... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas McNeill
Family Medicine 50 years experience
Yes: Primary peritonitis is more common in malnourished people including alcoholics. Peritonitis can complicate peritoneal dialysis. Any condition weakeni... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas McNeill
Family Medicine 50 years experience
One celled critter: Flagellate protozoa are single-celled organisms which have whip-like threads extending from these cells which act to propel the organism thru its worl... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas McNeill
Family Medicine 50 years experience
Continues thru preg: The immune system continues to work throughout pregnancy but the placenta provides a special separation between mother and child which works most of t... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas McNeill
Family Medicine 50 years experience
In special crcmstncs: There are some very rare genetic diseases which can increase chances of getting bacterial infection (e.g. Scid) and some conditions (e.g. Having a spl... Read More
A 60-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas McNeill
Family Medicine 50 years experience
Yes and no: Atrial fibrillation (af) can be transient. If you use alcohol or caffeine in quantity, stop. [seek help if withdrawal occurs]. Be sure your BP is we... Read More
A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas McNeill
Family Medicine 50 years experience
Usually less than nl: Menstruation happens because the part of the ovary having released an egg stops releasing progesterone. Pregnancy stops menstruation because the plac... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas McNeill
Family Medicine 50 years experience
Several things: Hard stools may cause intermittent rectal bleeding from a split in the anus, a fissure. Intermittent bleeding, however, may be a sign of inflammatory... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Douglas McNeill
Family Medicine 50 years experience
Clot busting: Thrombolysis is literally breaking up a clot. It is usually done in emergency situations (heart attack, stroke) where a clot is found to be responsib... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Douglas McNeill
Family Medicine 50 years experience
Do not expect much: B12 can only help energy if you are B12 deficient, a very rare condition unless you are old or have special digestive disease. I am not certain what '... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas McNeill
Family Medicine 50 years experience
Know the cause: Reducing liver damage depends on removing the insult whenever possible. If you drink alcohol, stop. If you are heavy, lose weight. If you have chro... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas McNeill
Family Medicine 50 years experience
Unlikely: Before picking a treatment, you need a firm diagnosis. There are many good treatments for intestinal parasites but they differ depending on the speci... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas McNeill
Family Medicine 50 years experience
Where u live counts: Coccidiomycosis is endemic (meaning it is found commonly in the environment) in the central valley of california, particularly if you dig up the soil ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas McNeill
Family Medicine 50 years experience
Not much: Mostly, you gain weight. Too many bananas means you can satisfy hunger without getting a variety of foods needed for health. Bananas are good for ca... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas McNeill
Family Medicine 50 years experience
2 to 10 days: The speed of a poison ivy rash depends on the thickness of the application of the oil responsible for the contact dermatitis (urushiol). Heavy applic... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas McNeill
Family Medicine 50 years experience
See DDS: These may be disconnected symptoms, but...If they are connected, this can be important. Toothache may reflect a dental abscess which, if it extends i... Read More
A 64-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas McNeill
Family Medicine 50 years experience
Yes, it is real: Itching after bathing in hot water is real, peculiar and may be a clue to internal disease. It can be seen with polycythemia rubra vera, a condition ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Douglas McNeill
Family Medicine 50 years experience
Check first: Have your doctor check them out at a routine visit. Your "age spots" may be evidence of sun damage which can be pre-cancerous. Choosing a treatment ... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas McNeill
Family Medicine 50 years experience
Sadly, they don't: Weight loss pills are of 3 types: "speed"-like drugs (rx e.g. Meridia; prior otc e.g. Ephedrine), blocking agents (e.g. Alli) and bad/miscellaneous ag... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas McNeill
Family Medicine 50 years experience
Yes, mostly: Category c drug = may use if benefits > risk. Ask your pregnancy doctor for a list of all things she might use during pregnancy safely. Always avoid... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas McNeill
Family Medicine 50 years experience
Usually not: Basal cell carcinoma is usually painless unless it becomes extensive and invades deeper structures with nerve involvement. Don't rely on an absence o... Read More
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas McNeill
Family Medicine 50 years experience
Water's fine: Warm water and if dirty, mild soap is all you usually need. Salicylic acid and its derivatives are keratolytics (agents which cut through skin cells ... Read More
A 60-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas McNeill
Family Medicine 50 years experience
Be careful: Particularly if your pain came on with effort and was relieved with rest, you must consider this to be heart pain until proven otherwise. If you have... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Douglas McNeill
Family Medicine 50 years experience
Usually not: Be wary of anyone who offers you a treatment where they directly benefit $$$ from your purchase. A good diet and a sound workout are the keystones to... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Douglas McNeill
Family Medicine 50 years experience
Time: It can take up to six weeks for the rash to resolve. It rarely recurs, does not scar and does not lead to anything else. An anti-itch bland lotion c... Read More
A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas McNeill
Family Medicine 50 years experience
Maybe exercise: Leg exercises could enlarge your butt but why bother. A large butt is as sensible an attractive feature as big feet. Exercising and eating right for... Read More
A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas McNeill
Family Medicine 50 years experience
2 different things: I am assuming your 'section' was a caesarian section and the block was placed in your lower back. If so, shooting pains in your arms is absolutely un... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. McNeill is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. McNeill is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Feb 27, 2012
but i just want to make it look more attractive! i am male
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I'll keep looking for a local doctor..appreciate the confirmation
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Thank you I think I might reconsider the pill instead
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I really appreciate the timely response,janaka.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, NY
Graduated 1972MD
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