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Dr. Allen Seely

General Practice
Coeur d' Alene, ID
32 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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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Seely
General Practice 32 years experience
ANAL CA=HPV cause: Anal cancer associated with hpv (human papilloma virus). The number of cases is rapidly increasing so yet another reason to get vaccinated with gar... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Allen Seely
General Practice 32 years experience
Pain management: Nerve damage implies permanent damage so medications that help nerve pain are recommeded. Post herpetic neuralgia (due to shingles) is a classic exam... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Seely
General Practice 32 years experience
COUGH can LAST: Most bronchitis is viral and antibiotics will not cure a viral infection. A chronic cough may occur after bronchitis and is called: 'post viral syndr... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Seely
General Practice 32 years experience
GET SEEN=infection: The cardinal signs of infection: swelling/pain/redness/warmth so if your finger laceration (cut) happened about 3-5 days ago then the timing is righ... Read More
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A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Allen Seely
General Practice 32 years experience
Short term: Sleep aids are generally for 'short term' use. Short term may be defined as days-weeks depending on the situation. I have a patients who have had 's... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Seely
General Practice 32 years experience
INFLUENZA A signs: These are signs of influenza: fever/chills/aches/headache and cough. Influenza a is epidemic right now. In the northwest influenza a began 2 weeks ago... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Seely
General Practice 32 years experience
Acute Rheumatoid: Acute swelling of joints could be a serious problem. You may have an 'auto-immune' disease where you are making antibodies to your own joints (example... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Seely
General Practice 32 years experience
NON-UNION: A 5th meta-tarsal (foot) fracture needs immobilization for it to heal or risk a non-union. A non-union is when the bones do not 'grow back together'... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Allen Seely
General Practice 32 years experience
MOST 'move on': Most physicians (M.D., D.O.'s) join an existing medical group (not hospital based per se) or less likely they go into solo private practice. Some phy... Read More
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A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Seely
General Practice 32 years experience
BENIGN cyst: Cysts in vaginal area are common due to the many glands that provide lubrication, etc.. The gland towards the bottom of the vagina can 'get plugged up... Read More
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Seely
General Practice 32 years experience
Lipoma=BENIGN: Lipomas are benign 'fatty tumors' that are very common. They need no treatment unless enlarging rapidily or painful. Once they form, they are there.... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Seely
General Practice 32 years experience
Need allergy meds: 'pink eye' (conjuctivitis) is due to a viral or bacterial infection and responds to anti-biotic drops. Allergic conjuctivitis responds to allergy meds... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Allen Seely
General Practice 32 years experience
YES, UTI=lower pain: Cystitis (bladder infection or uti) usually causes lower abdomen pain or 'spasms'. If the pain migrates to mid-back (one side) then a kidney infectio... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Allen Seely
General Practice 32 years experience
Sprain/strain/stress: Running can cause micro -trauma in the form of ankle strains/sprains or stress fractures. The next step is to stop running, ice it (30 min on/30 min.... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Seely
General Practice 32 years experience
Probable referral: An xray will be able to tell 'the seriousness of the fracture' such as displacement or comminution. Displacement is when the bones are 'shifted' and ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Seely
General Practice 32 years experience
MOST Likely Seb K.: A large flat raised lesion (maybe pigmented) on the skin is usually a benign seborrheic keratosis but a doctor (e.g. Dermatologist, primary care) need... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Allen Seely
General Practice 32 years experience
NOT recommended: Robitussinac contains category c drugs: Codeine and guaifenesin. However, like other narcotics, Codeine rapidly crosses the placenta. Neonatal Codei... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Allen Seely
General Practice 32 years experience
LIKELY:Athletes foot: You are describing classic tinea pedis, foot fungus or athlete's foot. Many over-the counter meds are available: Lamisil (or generic), tinactin (toln... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Allen Seely
General Practice 32 years experience
Hidradenitis supp.: You may have a 'cystic skin disease' called hidradenitis suppurativa. It mainly attacks the groin and armpits. Recurrent cysts are the general rule.... Read More
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Allen Seely
General Practice 32 years experience
Sodium 144 is NORMAL: Serum sodium levels are a reflection of hydration status and not how much salt you are eating! normal sodium ranges 135-145 depending on how much wat... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Seely
General Practice 32 years experience
3-4 meds: Studies show diet plays no role in eradication of h pylor infection of he stomach (a possible cause of stomach ulcers). However , avoidance of smokin... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Seely
General Practice 32 years experience
Several MEDS: Several medications may help diabetic neuropathy: lyrica, (pregabalin) gabapentin, tri-cyclics etc. Also vitamin supplement : metanx (pill 2x/day) ma... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Allen Seely
General Practice 32 years experience
Try OTC meds: Try Zantac (ranitidine) 150 mg (or generic) 2x/day or Prilosec in am . Diet changes should include: no caffeine, alcohol, chocolate, tomato sauces, an... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Seely
General Practice 32 years experience
Possible skin tag: Your diagnosis is probably a benign skin tag--but the lesion needs to be seen by your provider to be sure.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Seely
General Practice 32 years experience
Predisposition: Type 1 diabetes is rare in native american populations, however type 2 diabetes is a much more significant problem with a prevalence about 16% of ad... Read More
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Seely
General Practice 32 years experience
NEEDS to be seen: It's hard to tell by description--so he needs to be seen to get a diagnosis. Chicken pox seems least likely but 'hot bumps' is concerning for an infec... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Seely
General Practice 32 years experience
MANY neuro disorders: 'neurodegenerative' disorder literally means a disorder of the 'nervous system' (brain, spinal cord, nerves) that is likely to 'degenerate' (not get b... Read More
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Dr. Allen Seely
General Practice 32 years experience
Glass safer: The linings of baby bottles had bpa (bisphenol a) so nih & epa reviewed 700 published studies on bpa , the levels currently found in humans is higher ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Seely
General Practice 32 years experience
NOT meet criteria: Suicide means dead--so too late individuals who are brain dead can be organ donors and their organs can be used for transplantation. Brain death occu... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Allen Seely
General Practice 32 years experience
Essential tremor: You may have a a very common condition called 'essential tremor' or 'familial tremor' which is generally inherited. It causes a shaking (tremor) of h... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Seely
General Practice 32 years experience
Peyronies disease: Peyronie's (pronounced 'pay-rone-ees') disease is the development of fibrous scar tissue inside the penis that causes curved and sometimes painful ere... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Seely
General Practice 32 years experience
Check sugar, urine: Urine frequency may be a sign of diabetes. I would recommend getting seen soon. Initial tests may include: ua (urine analysis) and a fasting blood s... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Seely
General Practice 32 years experience
GET SEEN, please: Severe abdomen pain, bloating , and vomiting are serious signs of bowel obstruction due to various possible causes: acute appendicitis (& rupture), vo... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Allen Seely
General Practice 32 years experience
NOT contagious: Kidney infections are not contagious and it sounds likes he's feeling better--go for it!
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Allen Seely
General Practice 32 years experience
WATER dries out skin: Dry, itchy skin is caused by being in the water too long. This washes away the natural oils that coat the outer layer of the skin drying it out. Tiny... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Seely
General Practice 32 years experience
Fairly accurate: For the most accurate results, take the test one week after a missed period — when the level of HCG in your urine is most likely to be detectable.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Allen Seely
General Practice 32 years experience
NO, a HIGH FAT FOOD: According to fda regulations, ice creams with solid additions must contain a minimum of 8 percent milk fat, while plain ice creams must have at least ... Read More
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Dr. Allen Seely
General Practice 32 years experience
RIGHT AWAY: The fifth week of pregnancy, or the third week after conception, marks the beginning of the embryonic period. This is when the baby's brain, spinal co... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Seely
General Practice 32 years experience
MEDS/Counseling: For post-traumatic stress disorder (ptsd) : prazosin, ssri's (antidepressants), seroquel, (quetiapine) and/or anti-anxiety meds have been shown to be ... Read More
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Seely
General Practice 32 years experience
Symptoms of yeast: Be sure you have you been diagnosed with a 'yeast infection' in the past then you may self treat. Studies show 2/3 of women who self treat actually do... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Seely
General Practice 32 years experience
Int. Jugular vein IJ: The indications for internal jugular vein (i.J.) central line: 1. Central venous access for infusion of vasoactive drugs, tpn, high dose kcl, etc. 2... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Seely
General Practice 32 years experience
PROBABLY NOT NOW: A prosthetic hand would probably not function like 'a real hand' but advances in technology in the future may make it possible.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Seely
General Practice 32 years experience
POSSIBLE Fracture: A hand fracture usually causes pain and significant swelling/bruising at the fracture site. You may still be able to make a fist but it would probabl... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Seely
General Practice 32 years experience
LO salt, need help!: Fluid in lungs (pulmonary edema) can be due to many causes: heart failure, kidney failure, liver failure.... Pulmonary edema is usually treated with w... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Seely
General Practice 32 years experience
REST, ICE, SPLINT: You probably have a 'wrist strain'. The best thing to do is ice (wrapped in thin cloth) for 30 minutes on, 30 minutes off (to prevent thermal burn). A... Read More
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Dr. Allen Seely
General Practice 32 years experience
Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) for sinus: Amoxicillin-clavulanate (augmentin) is considered a 'drug of choice' for acute sinusitis. However, a longer course of antibiotics is required for sin... Read More
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Dr. Allen Seely
General Practice 32 years experience
SHOULDN'T: A high INR (protime) is usually due to an excess of Coumadin (warfarin) relative to vitamin k intake. The 'clotting system' of proteins (produced by ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Seely
General Practice 32 years experience
LOW Platlet count: 'thrombocytes' are platelets and 'penia' means low in the blood. A low platelet count is generally a 'bone marrow problem' where production is decrea... Read More
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Dr. Allen Seely
General Practice 32 years experience
INCARCERATED hernia: Any hernia may incarcerate and cause bowel obstruction. Incarceration is when the contents of a hernia 'gets stuck' and the blood flow to the area cea... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Seely
General Practice 32 years experience
Upper endoscopy: An upper endoscopy (an egd) is the best test for detecting and treating an bleeding ulcer and ruling out gastric cancer. Pictures would be taken as we... Read More
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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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