Dr. Marc Hirsch

Family Medicine
Bowling Green, KY
54 years experience male

Locations

Office

Bowling Green, KY

Address

2500 Crossings Boulevard , Unit 515 , Bowling Green, KY
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About

Bio

Graduated Boston University School of Medicine 1969. Retired 2011. Now volunteer at Free Clinic.

Specialties
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Family Medicine

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

434 Answers
2 Agrees
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A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Hirsch
Family Medicine 54 years experience
Gallbladder sonogram: This may represent irritation of your gallbladder and/or stones in it. Consider having a medical practitioner order a gallbladder sonogram for a start... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marc Hirsch
Family Medicine 54 years experience
Exercise: Ur 2 questions may be related. Strengthen your stomach muscles. Gentle, short crunches. If you don't hurt ur back worse , ur stomach muscles can act a... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marc Hirsch
Family Medicine 54 years experience
Yes to second Q: Hsv-2 can be dormant and suddenly break out with physical or emotional stress. You might have had it before recent partner, if you do actually have it... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Hirsch
Family Medicine 54 years experience
Exam: Get it looked at by a medical practitioner. It could be injured or infected or there could be something in there that is easy to remove.
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Hirsch
Family Medicine 54 years experience
Ask druggist : There are drops you can put in your ear with your ear pointing up at the ceiling. Ask druggist. Lie down with that ear up and time it with a watch acc... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Marc Hirsch
Family Medicine 54 years experience
Could be heart: At 50yo he should be checked out by a medical professional. He may need a stress test and blood pressure/cholesterol determination. Less dangerous is ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Marc Hirsch
Family Medicine 54 years experience
BP Tips: Stop alcohol & excess salt. Lose weight. Gradually increase exercise. Plenty of water. Stop smoking. Increase fruit & vegetables. Stress reduce w medi... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marc Hirsch
Family Medicine 54 years experience
Infection: I suggest you have it checked out by a medical professional. It sounds like you may have a urine infection. The surrounding irritation might respond t... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Hirsch
Family Medicine 54 years experience
Need exam: It could be, but a doctor should take a look to make sure there is not a more mechanical reason for the bleeding.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marc Hirsch
Family Medicine 54 years experience
No reason: Usually cellulite occurs somewhat older, but there is no way to prevent or really treat it. Stay in good condition with movement and resistance traini... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marc Hirsch
Family Medicine 54 years experience
Correct: Listen to your doctor. This can be a perfectly normal occurrence so stay in touch with your doctor about changes in amount and appearance of the disch... Read More
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Hirsch
Family Medicine 54 years experience
Need pap: Anything is possible. Have another pap as soon as your obstetrician says it's safe to do one.
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A member asked:
Dr. Marc Hirsch
Family Medicine 54 years experience
Possibly: Pain in pregnancy could be perfectly normal, but it needs to be examined. You want to do this safely. "bad" pain should certainly be evaluated by your... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Marc Hirsch
Family Medicine 54 years experience
Good question: If your condition allows for you to be awake, and the obstetrician does not need too put you to sleep for other surgical reasons, the spinal gives you... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Hirsch
Family Medicine 54 years experience
Time for doctor: I doubt it is just allergies, but to find out you need an exam by a doctor. The ulcers will need a look and maybe a piece taken for a microscopic exam... Read More
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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Hirsch
Family Medicine 54 years experience
Not likely: Lack of adequate fluid intake or not enough bulk in food are more likely culprits. If Motrin is being used for pain which has caused immobility, the l... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marc Hirsch
Family Medicine 54 years experience
Tendonitis: If you're sure it's not a splinter it could be irritation of the fibrous connections under your toe. In my experience gout does often occur at the big... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marc Hirsch
Family Medicine 54 years experience
Difficult: The nervous system is very variable. There are times when you can't feel enough and times when touch is over amplified. Sexual contact is especially s... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marc Hirsch
Family Medicine 54 years experience
Not usual.: It's worth a look by a doctor or even a urologist. Varicoceles are usually felt through the skin of the scrotum as a soft mass on the testicle, not s... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marc Hirsch
Family Medicine 54 years experience
Low sugar, low fat: Go low on your sugars and fats. Also cut down on starch like bread, pasta, rice and potatoes. Go high on vegetables and fruits. The more colors the be... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marc Hirsch
Family Medicine 54 years experience
First protect baby: Physically protect your baby under all circumstances. Put yourself between your sister's child and your baby. Have your sister understand this is unac... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marc Hirsch
Family Medicine 54 years experience
High: You do not want to put that level of stress on your liver or the rest of your system. Try one glass a night. Those are each big drinks, 60 ml. Lighten... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marc Hirsch
Family Medicine 54 years experience
Smoking: Stopping smoking is 1 of the hardest things a person can do. Keep trying & failing over and over again. U'll do it. Smoking causes chest pain by itsel... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marc Hirsch
Family Medicine 54 years experience
Yes: Most likely you have discovered the coil of your spermatic cord on your testicle, the epididymus. It is the most common tiny lump on the testicle. Ye... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marc Hirsch
Family Medicine 54 years experience
Infection or cancer: Tuberculosis, a pneumonia or a cancer can present this way. There's no sense worrying about it. Just walk it through with a doctor. It will require fu... Read More
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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Hirsch
Family Medicine 54 years experience
Emerg room/Surgeon: You might want to move along to an emergency room or a surgeon. If you are tender there, it may actually be your appendix and you do not want it to ru... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marc Hirsch
Family Medicine 54 years experience
Cardiologist: I would get a cardiologist to review your heart and other health. They can assess your risks verses benefits with general anesthesia. They may want to... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marc Hirsch
Family Medicine 54 years experience
Less Salt, etc.: Lighten up on salt and alcohol intake to reduce blood pressure. Lighten up on sugar, starch and fat intake for cholesterol. Some people just need meds... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Hirsch
Family Medicine 54 years experience
Yes: There are several parts to a thyroid blood test. Often only 1 part is used, called a TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone.) if it is high normal and a per... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Hirsch
Family Medicine 54 years experience
CPAP likely better: CPAP is positive airway pressure that keeps the airway open while you sleep. When the airway closes you have apnea inability to breath, and you usuall... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marc Hirsch
Family Medicine 54 years experience
Evaluation: If the person hit their head in the fall, or if there was no apparent reason for the fall, their doctor will probably want to do a neurological examin... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Marc Hirsch
Family Medicine 54 years experience
Yes: I do not think a tattoo is a reason to reject your blood. Hepatitis and HIV are. If you did not get these with your tattoo it should be safe. Double c... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marc Hirsch
Family Medicine 54 years experience
Yes: Go to your doctor and get the boil looked at. It may need to be numbed and cut open or soaked with compresses and given antibiotics. You want to enjoy... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Hirsch
Family Medicine 54 years experience
Or other doctor: Yes. Have it examined for residual wood in your heel. You may need the heel numbed and any left over wood removed. Also a tetanus shot and more antibi... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marc Hirsch
Family Medicine 54 years experience
Infection: First have yourself checked for a urinary tract infection. That's a simple place to start. Then you may need to see a gynecologist, but a UTI may be a... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marc Hirsch
Family Medicine 54 years experience
Talk: Tell him this is not a deal breaker, if it's not, but it takes some agreement on how to handle it physically & emotionally. It's worth dealing with if... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Marc Hirsch
Family Medicine 54 years experience
Yes: Just watch your urine output to tell if you are well enough hydrated. Take it easy on sugar intake from high sugar juices. Compare sugar content on th... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Hirsch
Family Medicine 54 years experience
Medication: Sometimes a type of blood pressure medicine can cause a cough. Sometimes it can be a sign of asthma. You might even have a slight lung infection. It s... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marc Hirsch
Family Medicine 54 years experience
Very bad: That's why older people shudder at loud car stereos. They know the young people in those cars are destroying their hearing. If they are lucky hearing ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Hirsch
Family Medicine 54 years experience
Not usually: It sounds like you may have an unrelated irritation or infection. You could try an over the counter vaginal yeast preparation, but if this does not he... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Hirsch
Family Medicine 54 years experience
Not all in books: When you're studying under an obstetrician they will have their favorite texts and videos. But first you get your M.D. Then you do a training in obste... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Hirsch
Family Medicine 54 years experience
Exam: It could be a foreign body sensation from irritation or something more. Have a doctor take a look. You might need someone who can look down behind you... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Marc Hirsch
Family Medicine 54 years experience
Baby pressure: You're so close to delivery that the size of the baby is pressing on your rectum and giving you the feeling that you have to move your bowels. It can ... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marc Hirsch
Family Medicine 54 years experience
Relatively: If a person is indiscriminately violent they can hurt themselves and others. If a person is passively disabled they may neglect themselves to a danger... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marc Hirsch
Family Medicine 54 years experience
Need exam: You need a look by a doctor to say what's going on. It could be mechanical from the vagina or cervix, like a cut or a sore, or it could be from the ut... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Marc Hirsch
Family Medicine 54 years experience
Ice, heat, stretch: You can apply local ice, 10 minutes on, 10 minutes off, to keep from burning the skin with cold. Ice tends to last longer than heat. Watch for burning... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Marc Hirsch
Family Medicine 54 years experience
Irritation: It sounds like you're irritating yourself. Try lubrication like petroleum jelly (vaseline.) it tends to stain clothing, so wash it off before you puts... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marc Hirsch
Family Medicine 54 years experience
Vegetables: If you have serious diarrhea see your doctor. Especially if there is blood in it. If it isn't that bad add fiber to your diet in the form of grains & ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marc Hirsch
Family Medicine 54 years experience
Sky's Limit: I know some pretty old welders. When i don't want to say i'm a doctor i say i'm a welder. Great fun. They've taught me some of the lingo. Seriously, d... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Marc Hirsch
Family Medicine 54 years experience
No: A doctor will need to remove the material from your thumb. It is not a major procedure and may require some local anesthetic or not since it is right ... Read More
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Testimonials
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Hirsch is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Hirsch is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Hirsch is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks. It's my wife we're talking about. I'm mostly just on edge until Monday, when the biopsy results come in. My only way to minimize her anxiety is to suggest the low probability that it's anythin...Read More
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Thank you Dr.I am in the process of ceasing use, am using 2/3 less over past 3 months.I would still like to know what the fluid is. Thank u.
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Thanks for your quick reply! I have a follow up appointment with my referring cardiologist in two days . I hope that isn't too long to wait

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Boston University School of Medicine, MA
Graduated 1969MD

Awards

Most Influential, Second Place, Nashville, TN - Winter
2013
Thought Leader, Third Place, Nashville, TN - Winter
2013
Top Family Physician, First Place, Kentucky - Winter
2013
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