Dr. Allen Seely

General Practice
Coeur d' Alene, ID
33 years experience male

About

Bio

I was trained @ UCLA (BS Biochem. '86, MD '90), UCD & University of Washington programs then worked in Idaho for 6 years before coming to Rockwood Clinic in Spokane Valley in 2000. In January 2012, we opened Rockwood Liberty Lake Clinic to accomodate patients in East Spokane Valley and Liberty Lake. We emphasize preventative care of adults & children. We have lab, xray, and physical therapy on site. I have a GENERAL Practice which includes pediatrics, internal medicine and office procedures. Joining Rockwood Clininc as a patient means you are part of an integrated network of primary care and specialists who can deliver 'state of the art care' with compassion. My wife of 20+ years has had 2 cancers and trusts Rockwood Oncology. I have a Rockwood primary care doctor also. For more info: please go to docseely.com.

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General Practice

Licenses

United States: Washington

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611 Answers
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Seely
General Practice 33 years experience
Healthy diet: A low calorie, low fat, high fiber diet is best for overall health of the body and liver and alcohol should be limited to 2 'drinks' a day. A high fa... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Seely
General Practice 33 years experience
Try clear liquids: First try clear liquids. Clear liquids are any drink 'you can see through' --literally & other possibilites are jello and 'popsicles'. Your first goa... Read More
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A 65-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Seely
General Practice 33 years experience
DIET NOT constipated: Not constipation per se , but diet may a factor: diets high in whole grain, fruits, and veggies have been linked with a lower risk of colorectal canc... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Allen Seely
General Practice 33 years experience
VARIOUS: The macrolides (erythromycin & others) are 'pro-motility' drugs which means they make your stomach contract, causing pain. All antibiotics kill bacter... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Allen Seely
General Practice 33 years experience
Mild bleeding: D&c (cervix dilation& curetage) is a 'scraping' of the uterus lining for the diagnosis and treatment of abnormal vaginal bleeding. The pathology may y... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Allen Seely
General Practice 33 years experience
NO BED REST!: I did an OB fellowship and did >100 c-sections. I had the post surgical patient dangle her legs out of bed right after surgery and the patient was amb... Read More
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Seely
General Practice 33 years experience
SULFA meds: Many skin infections today are caused by resistent staph (mrsa). Sulfa is a good first line oral antibiotic.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Seely
General Practice 33 years experience
USUALLY NOT: Since aneurysms are a 'defect' in the arterial system --they can really only be seen with a contrast ct study (angiogram) or a mra (mri-angiogram). O... Read More
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Seely
General Practice 33 years experience
MAYBE BENIGN: Annular tears of the intervertebral discs are very common and may not cause symptoms in the majority of the population. When disc material is extruded... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Allen Seely
General Practice 33 years experience
ALCOHOL is ALCOHOL: Too much alcohol (ethyl alcohol , ch3ch2oh) in any form can damage the liver. Alcohol in moderation is the key: generally 2 drinks a day is max . 1 dr... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Allen Seely
General Practice 33 years experience
1/2 Benadryl (diphenhydramine) OK: Cutting a Benadryl (diphenhydramine) 25 mg (pink tab) is ok and may help your allergy symptoms with less side effects. Good luck!
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A member asked:
Dr. Allen Seely
General Practice 33 years experience
NO trip, get seen: Amniotic fluid (af) leakage has the potential for infection around the baby and should be checked immediately in the labor and delivery department. A... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Allen Seely
General Practice 33 years experience
ASK your doctor: You may be seeing an endocrinologist for this combination of medications. These questions should be directed to your treating physician.
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A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Allen Seely
General Practice 33 years experience
MAY cause bowel perf: Just like a 'ruptured appendix' is bad, so is a perforated bowel from diverticulitis. If the bowel contents (stool, bacteria) gets out of the intesti... Read More
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Allen Seely
General Practice 33 years experience
Try Allegra/generic: All anti-histamines now available are over-the-counter (otc). Allegra (or generic fexofenadine) is a good choice for allergy, itch, hives, hay fever ... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Allen Seely
General Practice 33 years experience
GET seen,GET Tetanus: Human bites can be as dangerous as or even more dangerous than animal bites because of the types of bacteria in the human mouth. First aid is: wash ... Read More
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Seely
General Practice 33 years experience
PROBABLE SCIATICA: Your symptoms are probably due to a 'compressed' lumbar nerve in your back (likely l3-4). A lumbar MRI scan may confirm the diagnosis. You should get... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Seely
General Practice 33 years experience
Just a days: It may only take a few days to get 'dependent' on pain meds such as opioids or even tramadol.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Allen Seely
General Practice 33 years experience
BP 100/49 is GOOD: BP values usually fluctuate 10+ points throughout the day so your values are part of the normal variation.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Allen Seely
General Practice 33 years experience
Carpal tunnel syndrm: You may have bilateral carpal tunnel syndrome [cts] (pinched median nerve in wrist). First, you may want to try wrist splints on both wrists at nigh... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Seely
General Practice 33 years experience
30+ minutes: It usually takes 30+ minutes for pain meds to start working. A slight delay may occur with food added.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Seely
General Practice 33 years experience
YA Diabetes big baby: Diabetic mothers usually have periods of high blood sugar and that causes the growing baby to absorb more glucose and thus more fat is stored. Infant ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Allen Seely
General Practice 33 years experience
Insurance covers: Get seen by your primary doctor and she will order to proper test (e.g. Mri, ct) for you. If medically indicated tests are 'covered' under medicaid.
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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Allen Seely
General Practice 33 years experience
Tinnitus=concussion: Tinnitus (ringing in ears) is one of the 'concussion symptoms'. The others are headache, dizzy, nausea, fatigue, amnesia and confusion. The signs a... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Allen Seely
General Practice 33 years experience
Call provider: 'out of control' blood sugar in a diabetic may be a sign of infection (e.g. Uti, respiratory..) or 'any stress to the body' (i had a diabetic suffer ... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Allen Seely
General Practice 33 years experience
Angioedema=swelling: 'mouth swelling' (angioedema) can be a serious reaction to a new medication so it is recommmended to get seen right away to get proper treatment. The... Read More
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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Allen Seely
General Practice 33 years experience
NOT ASSOCIATED: Laryngo-pharyngeal cancers are usually seen in longtime smokers who present to their physician with hoarseness and sometimes 'sore throat'. Stomach a... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Allen Seely
General Practice 33 years experience
BOTH possible: A multi-channel eeg (electro-encephalo-gram) shows brain waves as they are happening. If someone 'just happened' to have a seizure while connected to... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Allen Seely
General Practice 33 years experience
Insufficiency: Chronic pancreatitis may be due to many causes (usually chronic alcoholism) which eventually causes enough damage to the organ so that it stops workin... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Allen Seely
General Practice 33 years experience
Get seen, wax likely: You may have 'cerumen' /wax impaction that needs to be removed. Other possiblities are allergy/infection related : eustacian tube dysfunction which m... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Allen Seely
General Practice 33 years experience
JUST repeat: On most urine pregnancy tests any line (faint or not) is positive. To be sure just wait a few days and repeat it.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Allen Seely
General Practice 33 years experience
Hoarse and others: Throat cancer (usually due to smoking) can cause various sign/symptoms depending on the exact location. If the primary tumor is on or near vocal cords... Read More
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A 57-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Seely
General Practice 33 years experience
An EGD, G.i. doctor: To get a 'good look' at the esophagus, a gastroenterologist (G.I.) doctor usually takes an 'endoscope' down the throat & esophagus for pictures and p... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Seely
General Practice 33 years experience
POSSIBLY Kidney: The location of back pain is important. 'kidney pain' is usually in the mid-back not low back--generally. A kidney infection is usually 1-sided with... Read More
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Seely
General Practice 33 years experience
GET SEEN=Infection: Fever and sweats are 'signs of infection' so you may have an 'infectious diarrhea'. The next step is to get seen by a physician so stool tests can be ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Seely
General Practice 33 years experience
Sm. muscle relaxer: 'flomax' (tamsulosin) is an Alpha 1a blocker that relaxes smooth muscle around the prostate to aid in urination in men with 'enlarged prostate' (bph).... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Seely
General Practice 33 years experience
GET SEEN, infection: Pain with urination, blood in urine and a fever are signs of urine infection and with history of kidney transplant needs attention right away! anoth... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Seely
General Practice 33 years experience
Surgery: Generally, surgical removal of a 'parathyroid adenoma' is the best way to stop excess parathyroid hormone production. The parathyroid gland produces... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Seely
General Practice 33 years experience
TREAT High B.P.: Since an AAA is a 'ballooning of the wall of the aorta' is has the tendency to rupture (and cause death). Aaa's can go undetected for years but an ult... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Seely
General Practice 33 years experience
Weakness: This literally means 'muscle weakness coming from the neck' or any kind of 'pinching of the nerves' in the neck causing weakness in the upper extremit... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Allen Seely
General Practice 33 years experience
Lumbar muscle strain: Back pain is the one of the most common diagnoses seen in primary care. The initial treatment for lumbar (low back) strain is conservative: tylenol, (... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Allen Seely
General Practice 33 years experience
Check = sleep apnea: Daytime fatigue is a sign of obstructive sleep apnea. People who have this snore and 'hold their breath' frequently during the night. Oxygen levels... Read More
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A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Allen Seely
General Practice 33 years experience
ASK or SEE Surgeon: Suture material can be absorbable or not absorbable. Absorbable suture is usually 'taken up by the body' in the matter of weeks to months. You may jus... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Seely
General Practice 33 years experience
POSSIBLE nerve heals: A pinched nerve in the neck can be due to a 'bone spur' (arthritis) or a 'bulging disc' or a combination of both (also rarely a tumor). Arthritis us... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Seely
General Practice 33 years experience
Rule out abcess: A 'peri-tonsillar abcess' is an emergency and is characterized by severe pain on 1 side of the throat usually after an infection. Other symtoms are ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Allen Seely
General Practice 33 years experience
YES =U.T.I.: A bladder infection (lower urinary tract infection, u.T.I) may present with just frequency and pressure. You may or may not have other symptoms: urge... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Seely
General Practice 33 years experience
Wait, rest, hydrate: Right now many viral upper respiratory infections are 'going around'! nyquil & dayquil both just treat the symptoms. Your body has to develop antibod... Read More
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A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Seely
General Practice 33 years experience
DEPENDS: Dry throat may self limiting as in a viral 'cold' or after a night lying on your back-snoring. If dry mouth persists you may have a syndrome called '... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Allen Seely
General Practice 33 years experience
Scaphoid bone: A common bone to break in the wrist with a fall on outstretched hand (f.O.O.H.) is the scaphoid (formerly called the navicular) bone. This bone has a ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Seely
General Practice 33 years experience
Abcess: Generally lymph nodes are not located on the face per se but located on the front and back of the neck. So 'something swollen' on the face may be an ... Read More
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Testimonials
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Aug 26, 2016
Awesome Doc! Fantastic answers that helps many folks. Thank you!
Nov 5, 2012
To the point, accurate and very pleasant.
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Aug 14, 2014
Due to lower back injury, w/o Cialis i'm able to have an almost full erection and ejaculate by masturbating. don't have stress or worries so probably this helps. thanks so much for your feedback.
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well: I broke my M#5 last Sunday. I was put in a half cast & was told to come in 3days later once the swelling goes down. 3days later my Daughter got sick, now it's been a week-we're both at the Docto...Read More
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They are not as bad as the persons in the picture. But Ive never had any kind of rashes and I am not allergic to anything so figured maybe being pregnant was making my skin more sensitive to my surron...Read More
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Thank you. I will bring this up to my dr because I feel differently physically and emotionally. Almost like I felt whe I was pregnant with all 3 of my kids. Hot flashes, mood swing, and a weird cravin...Read More

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, CA
Graduated 1990MD

Awards

ADA/NCQA Recognized Physician for Delivery of Quality Diabetes Care 2009-2012
Fellow, American Academy of Family Pracitice 2002
Rockwood Clinic Chairman's Award for Quality Care: 2010, 2011
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