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Dr. Gerry Tolbert

Family Medicine
Burlington, KY
14 years experience male

Locations

Office

Burlington, KY

Address

1838 Old Florence Pike, Suite B, Burlington, KY, US
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About

Bio

Interests in social media, technology and their interface with primary care. Outside interests in aikido, computing, running.

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Family Medicine

Doctor Q&A

102 Answers
54 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerry Tolbert
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Possibly: The same nerves that carry pain sensation are also responsible for itch. It's possible that the healing of damaged surface nerves is making it itch. I... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gerry Tolbert
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Blood Pressure Med: A blood pressure reducing medicine from the class of drugs called arbs. Acts on an enzyme in the kidney and lung to reduce the blood pressure. Can hav... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerry Tolbert
Family Medicine 14 years experience
No Magic Bullets: While there are many tales about colds and infections, there is no proven way to get over the symptoms any quicker once you are infected. Things like ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerry Tolbert
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Depends: In the United States, there's no longer a specialty called general practice. It has been replaced by internal medicine and family medicine, which are ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gerry Tolbert
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Blood Pressure Med: Blood pressure medicine from the family of medications called ace inhibitors. Acts on an enzyme in the lung and kidney to decrease blood pressure. Usu... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerry Tolbert
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Kinda: The eight glasses a day rule is not truly a myth, it just has no true scientific basis. It hasn't really been studied extensively. As for maintaining ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gerry Tolbert
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Replication: These viruses replicate and are transferred from person to person, often through blood or other body fluids. They do not spontaneuosly generate. They ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerry Tolbert
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Not really: There's no scientifically proven problem with frequent knuckle cracking, despite what you're grandmother may have told you. In fact, there are disagr... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerry Tolbert
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Doctor: Given the bleeding, you really need to have a medical professional look into the ear with the appropriate equipment. You could have a perforated ear d... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerry Tolbert
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Dilation: Glucopyrrolate has a dilating effect on the eyes which can worsen the symptoms of glaucoma by increasing the pressure in the eye.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerry Tolbert
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Not Specifically: There is a disease called hypertrichosis, or ambras syndrome, where people develop excessive body hair. It's a genetic syndrome that can be present at... Read More
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerry Tolbert
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Many Possibilities: Hand peeling can be caused by several different conditions, from fungal infection to eczema to calluses or warts. If it is the whole hand, it definite... Read More
A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gerry Tolbert
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Typically, No: Type ii diabetes, by definition, develops when the cells of your body become insensitive to the Insulin your pancreas produces. You still make fairly ... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerry Tolbert
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Pressure: Scars can develop from severe injury, multiple injuries or from pressure on the eye surface, whether from mechanical sources (like the eyelid) or inte... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerry Tolbert
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Generalization: There's some debate about this, but medically, most men get more than enough iron for daily requirements from diet. Some women may not get enough, esp... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gerry Tolbert
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Depends: If it doesn't hurt or lead to difficulty or pain when moving the shoulder, it may simply be "normal." clicks can be caused by several different proces... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerry Tolbert
Family Medicine 14 years experience
A Parasite: Trichomonas vaginalis is a small, single-celled animal that typically lives in the vagina. It can cause infection of the genitals (called trichomonias... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerry Tolbert
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Yes: There are several muscle movements that are normally involuntary but can eventually be learned as a voluntary movement (tongue rolling, ear wiggling, ... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerry Tolbert
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Yes : Upper respiratory infections of all types can cause swelling of the tonsils, which are actually specialized for helping grow the cells that fight infe... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerry Tolbert
Family Medicine 14 years experience
See the Doctor: While there are a few simple things, like a small tear of the urethra, which transports urine from the bladder to outside, that can cause blood in the... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerry Tolbert
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Depends : It really depends on what you mean by dangerous. Both procedures have significant risks to both the mother and to the child. Breech vaginal delivery i... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerry Tolbert
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Yes: If you're a healthy child or adult, with no vitamin or mineral deficiencies, most fractures actually heal stronger at the break site than they were be... Read More
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gerry Tolbert
Family Medicine 14 years experience
No: Pradaxa has no specific reversal agent at this time. There are ongoing trials to develop reversal agents for these medicines (called factor ten-a inhi... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerry Tolbert
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Depends: That depends on how they're prepared and how much you eat. Most foods have some calorie content, which depends on the ingredients (like butter and co... Read More
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gerry Tolbert
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Maybe: There are a lot of things that can cause edema, ranging from something as simple standing on your feet all day, to something that can be life threaten... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerry Tolbert
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Maybe: If you don't have any blisters, or the sensation that comes on before they erupt, you may be able to deliver vaginally if your doctor is comfortable t... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerry Tolbert
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Depends: Ehlers danlos is a family of disorders, which has 6 major and several minor types. Given the multiple genes involved, it can be inherited in both auto... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerry Tolbert
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Depends on the Cause: If the hives are caused by an allergy, staying away from the source of the allergy is the best way to prevent them. Over the counter antihistamines (l... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerry Tolbert
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Maybe: Sida is an abbreviation used in many countries other than the us for the disease aids, caused by the virus hiv. It is primarily sexually transmitted a... Read More
A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerry Tolbert
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Lots of Causes: The top ten causes are on the ends of your hands. Nose picking is often the cause of single nostril bleeding. The trauma from nails can damage the sof... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerry Tolbert
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Not in 400 Letters: Essentially, sepsis is a response to a bacterial infection that spreads to the blood stream, and thus the whole body. In neonatal sepsis, a bacterium ... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gerry Tolbert
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Basically Normal: That level, while there are variations between labs, is within normal limits, meaning that for ~98% of all males, that level will allow for normal fun... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerry Tolbert
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Up in the Air: There are not sufficient data one way or the other to say specifically that advair won't harm your baby. As a general rule, inhaled medications are so... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerry Tolbert
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Depends: As long as you're not having any lasting side effects from the cipro, (ciprofloxacin) which might mask a reaction to the fluconazole, you can take it ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerry Tolbert
Family Medicine 14 years experience
More Susceptible: Using inhalers doesn't give you thrush, but the inhaled steroids and powders can make it more likely that the yeast that causes thrush will over-grow ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerry Tolbert
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Doctor: There's not a reliable way to evaluate a broken bone without training. You need to see a medical professional for a thorough exam and x-rays if necess... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Gerry Tolbert
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Depends: Stress tests and gallbladder scans can be done without radiation (ultrasound). The real question is whether they're necessary. If you're having chest ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gerry Tolbert
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Hole In the Gut: A perforated ulcer is an area of the stomach or intestine that has eroded through the wall, exposing what's normally inside the stomach and intestines... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerry Tolbert
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Confusion: If you're really a female, the chances are pretty low, but not 0. If you're a male as your profile indicates, then the chances are zero. There's no re... Read More
A 64-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerry Tolbert
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Trick Question: If you're already sure it's aquagenic pruritis, there's no need for someone to diagnose. If you have symptoms that are consistent with a textbook or i... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerry Tolbert
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Confusion: Sometimes after a heart bypass surgery, patients develop symptoms of confusion or decreased speed of thought or brain function. There are many theorie... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gerry Tolbert
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Possibly: The answer depends on your posture and form as you ride, as well as how well the bike you're riding fits your body. Back pain often arises from poor p... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gerry Tolbert
Family Medicine 14 years experience
If it doesn't hurt: There are several possible benefits to taking bergamot, but none have much data in the literature. The purported effects on cholesterol are small, an... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerry Tolbert
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Yes: Kegel exercises can fatigue muscles just like other physical activity. When the muscle fibers tear, which is a normal part of exercise, they can have... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerry Tolbert
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Depends: If you have a known history of herpes outbreaks or a possible exposure to herpes while pregnant, yes, it's important to test if you start having sympt... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerry Tolbert
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Depends: It's important to remove or get away from the source, if possible. Wear gloves when washing dishes, etc. We usually treat with creams or ointments con... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerry Tolbert
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Shock: Shock occurs when the blood flow to your organs is not sufficient to keep them working properly. In anaphylactic shock, an allergic reaction to some s... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerry Tolbert
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Now CRPS: Complex regional pain syndrome, formerly rsd, is a pain syndrome, usually occurring in an arm or leg after an injury, but lasting much longer than wou... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerry Tolbert
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Needs Exam: There are several skin conditions that have the symptoms you describe. The two most common would be eczema and psoriasis, and the treatments for each... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Tolbert is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Tolbert is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This saved my life. Thank You! In December I had a reaction to tazocin (a stong antibiotic) if I had been given this information earlier i might have been able to idenify
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If you take a cereal like Raison Brand and crunch it to a powder, you and then take a magnet a extract iron from it ! That caint be good for
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They have me confused and scared to death between 4 of them looks like one would come up with something. But thank you so much

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Kentucky College of Medicine, KY
Graduated 2008MD

Awards

Top Doctor, Third Place, Covington, KY - Winter
2013
Most Influential, Second Place, Covington, KY - Winter
2013
Thought Leader, Third Place, Covington, KY - Winter
2013

Affiliations

AAFP, KAFP
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