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Dr. Colin Kerr

Family Medicine
Rapid City, SD
44 years experience male

Locations

Veterans Administration Outpatient Clinic

Rapid City, SD

Address

3625 5th Street, Address 2, Rapid City, SD
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My office hours

Wednesday: 8:00am - 5:00am
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About

Bio

I am a Family Physician practicing and teaching since 1978 with related degrees in Public Health and Law. I have been the residency Program Director for three different Family Medicine Training programs (Hershey Medical Center, 1988-1992; SUNY Stony Brook, 2001-2005; and the Santa Rosa Family Medicine Residency Program, 2007-2009). I publish a clinical newsletter, "FP Revolution", (free); go to www.FPRevolution.net to sign up. I also publish a medical blog at http://drlifestylesevidenceforhealth.blogspot.com/. Recently I was a Professor at Touro University School of Medicine. I have been the Chief Medical Officer for Peach Tree Health Care in Marysville, CA. Currently I am a staff physician for the Rapid City Veterans Administration Outpatient Clinic.

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Family Medicine

Licenses

United States: Arizona, California

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

1.5K Answers
21 Agrees
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Colin Kerr
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Vaginal blood: It is not uncommon for a small amount of menstrual blood, usually as a small clot, to get retained in the vagina during a normal period. This will then flow out as a thin brownish discharge up to a week later. This is completely harmless. If you are not having any other symptoms, there is no need to be concerned.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Colin Kerr
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Thrombolic disorders: I'm not sure which term you are wanting to indicate. Thromboembolic disorders throw blood clots to the lung or other tissues (like brain [a stroke]. Thrombotic disorders mean just clots in the veins (usually legs) which may or may not embolize (drift upstream and cause blockage). Neither disorder by itself is terminal. But a very large clot to the lung or brain can sometimes result in abrupt death.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Colin Kerr
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Urine test: If you put the urine in a refrigerator, it is still good for testing (even for bacterial culture) for 24 hours.
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Very knowledgeable and caring.
Aug 27, 2013
Expertise is exceptional
Aug 5, 2014
Thank you!
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yes i was speaking of the blood test my iga was very high i was tryingt to see if there was a connectioln between my husband and myself is it possible either one of us has given it to the other.....it...Read More
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Thank you Dr Colin! The injury she had in her left knee was diagnosed as Patello Femoral Syndrome. There were no visible tears in the MRI. Her thigh muscle weakened to the extent that she couldn't eve...Read More
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Thank you Dr. Kopes-Kerr. My endodontist has agreed to take another look. No Abx taken, but Nystatin did work before for similar tongue syndrome that cropped up when abscess originally appeared 6 mont...Read More

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, PA
Graduated 1977MD

Residency

Children's Hospital Natl Med Ctr Washington DC 1977-1978

Residency

Case Western Reserve University--University Hospital, Cleveland OH; 1983-1986

Awards

Nominated to the List of Independent Medical Experts by HealthNewsReview.org, 12/15/08
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