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Dr. David Lemme

Family Medicine
Coupeville, WA
36 years experience male

Locations

Office

Coupeville, WA

Address

The Coupeville Clinic, 202 N. Main St., Coupeville, WA, US
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: Closed
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Insurances accepted

Premera Blue Cross

Group Health Cooperative

Aetna

First Choice Healthcare

Cigna

Regence

UnitedHealthcare

Medicare

Tricare

About

Bio

I am an osteopathic family physician with an interest in osteopathic manipulative treatment and chronic pain management I recently retired after 25 years in the Navy, where I served as a flight surgeon and family physician. I have had the opportunity to care for patients in the US, including Alaska; Japan, Afghanistan, Italy, Germany, and Korea. Currently, I am working in Urgent Care and have a small solo practice in Coupeville, WA.

Specialties
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Family Medicine

Licenses

United States: California, Washington

Languages spoken

German

Doctor Q&A

99 Answers
79 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A member asked:
Dr. David Lemme
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Tiny blisters: Herpes lesions usually start as a burning or tingling in the skin even before a visible lesion develops. Tiny vesicles, or blisters, form and rupture ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. David Lemme
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Any number of causes: Red itchy bumps can be caused by rubbing, dry skin, chemicals or other irritants, ringworm, folliculitis, or even from systemic diseases. If they do ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. David Lemme
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Probably not related: You can get constipated any time that you do not drink enough fluids or eat enough high fiber foods. Pregnancy does increase your need for fluids, bu... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Lemme
Family Medicine 36 years experience
YES!: Rabies is a fatal disease. Even if you have been previously immunized, any time you are bitten with an animal that is suspect; i.e. develops rabies a... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Lemme
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Not likely: Chlorella is from alga and can improve the effects of the immune system and help with clotting. Anyone taking immunosuppressive medication should av... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Lemme
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Nerve compression: A nerve may be compressed somewhere between your elbow and the spine. Most likely in the brachial plexus, a complex of nerves under the shoulder; or n... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Lemme
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Maintain foreplay: To maintain a firm erection, do not interrupt foreplay while putting on the condom. Your partner could put it on for you and make it part of the sti... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. David Lemme
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Probably not preg: When the progesterone level is insufficient the uterus will begin to break down and bleed prematurely... before menses is supposed to started. If you... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Lemme
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Could be hematoma: The wound may not have healed completely and separated under the skin. You also may have had some bleeding under the skin, a hematoma. If the pain ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Lemme
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Limit carbohydrates: When losing weight, maintain the amount of protein in your diet to about 45-50 grams daily, and decrease carb, especially refined grains and sugar, t... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Lemme
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Alfalfa sprouts: Alfalfa sprouts are high in protein and easily digestible, making them a good food. I am not aware of any problems with eating them, as long as they ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Lemme
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Handkerchief: Tissues are a more sanitary way to blow your nose or wipe your face. A handkerchief should be replaced with a fresh one daily if used.
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Lemme
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Probably a boil: Also known as a furuncle. Hot compresses several times a day will help bring it to a head, when it will either open and drain on its own or, more lik... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Lemme
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Pluck or wax: The hair follicles will continue to make hair, however you can do one of several things. 1- pluck or tweeze the offending hairs. 2- wax the area be... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Lemme
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Probably not.: Estrogens from plants or phytoEstrogens are similar but not identical to human estrogen. We don't yet understand the full effects, but phytoEstrogens... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. David Lemme
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Possible warts: Venereal warts are nontender bumps, which usually start out as tiny smooth raised areas on either men or women. Often women may have no visible lesio... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Lemme
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Less effective: The rapid onset and high levels that a single large dose of antibiotic provides can be more effective than a lower dose for several days. To ensure t... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Lemme
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Ice : Ice is great for decreasing pain and swelling acutely. Immerse an extremity in an icebath, rub the affected area with ice, or place a frozen bag of c... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Lemme
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Could be heart!: Without further information, i would be most concerned that you might be having a heart attack or angina, which is pain in the heart from lack of circ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Lemme
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Normal: As the skin cells die, the wart can become blackened before the it falls off, or sloughs.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Lemme
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Yes, probably. : If the growth plates have not yet closed, she will generally continue to grow in height for another 2-3 years.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Lemme
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Many do...: Joints that are stiff and need time to warm up may be an indication of arthritis, though if occoring only after a strenuous day before, may just be fr... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Lemme
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Surrogate pregnancy: A surrogate mother may be paid $20, 000 or more for her services. Other costs will be involved, such as medical fees, medications, psychological eval... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Lemme
Family Medicine 36 years experience
It makes sense.: As you period approaches, the estrogen and Progesterone levels are near their peak, then fall rapidly. This change can affect you in many ways, inclu... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Lemme
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Minutes.: I am always amazed at how quickly the body responds to corrections in electrolytes, once levels approach normal, symptoms improve almost immediately.
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Lemme
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Topical analgesics: Topical creams for pain usually use menthol as a distractant which overrides the pain sensations. This does not directly improve healing, but can all... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Lemme
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Gentle cleansing: Cleanse the areas with soap and water once or twice daily. If the area surrounding the navel becomes reddened or if the discharge continues, then hav... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Lemme
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Depends: Cold to decrease pain and swelling, heat to improve flexibility and blood flow to speed healing. Use ice for the first day or two after an acute inju... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Lemme
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Muscle cramps.: Not sure what is meant by Implanon mention, but what is described appears to be a muscle cramp. When it occurs, stretch the muscles in the back of th... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Lemme
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Swelling?: If you are having swelling or pain in the eye socket itself, this may require more urgent evaluation. Pressure in the maxillary sinus under the eye c... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. David Lemme
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Lower progesterone: The increase, then drop in progesterone level with taking the levonorgestrol pill can cause spotting or bleeding. If you continue to have bleeding a... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. David Lemme
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Mucosal cyst: Small fluid filed cysts (or bubbles) can form on the mucous membranes and are not worrisome. They generally resolved in a few days.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Lemme
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Kinda large: A localized reaction to an injection can be treated with warm compresses and should resolve within a week or so. If she is having systemic reactions;... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Lemme
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Possible pomphylox: Small blisters that form along the edges of the fingers or palm (or on the feet) that start as burning bumps, then heal by either rupturing or hardeni... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Lemme
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Pain is distracting: Mental status exam results are not accurate if a person is in acute pain or under the influence of some medications. If you are in pain, you may not ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Lemme
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Maybe you should...: Persistent abdominal pain for more than six hours, especially with a fever, increases the likelihood that it is something that will require antibiotic... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. David Lemme
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Possible warts: Venereal warts are nontender bumps, which usually start out as tiny smooth raised areas on either men or women. Often women may have no visible lesio... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Lemme
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Poss. nerve pinching: Often when a nerve is bumped or pressure is put on it, there will be tingling, numbness, or a pins and needles sensation in the area that the nerve su... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Lemme
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Only controllable: There is no cure, but topical antibiotics and avoiding vasodilatory medications, including alcohol can help.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Lemme
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Avoid overheating.: Higher temperatures, as in a hot tub, should be avoided, but in a normal pool, there should be no problem. In fact, the relative weightlessness may m... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Lemme
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Probiotics.: After using antibiotics, the normal good bacteria (normal flora) has been killed off and needs to be re=colonized. Eating foods with natural cultures... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. David Lemme
Family Medicine 36 years experience
White blood cells: When looking at a blank wall or clear sky, you can often see tiny spots moving in your vision. These are white blood cells in the blood vessels in fr... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Lemme
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Good posture: Most importantly, ensure that your hands are in a relaxed posture with the wrists loose and slightly flexed and the fingers also slightly flexed andhe... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Lemme
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Ignore: Keep healthy simply. Fresh water, food. Play outside. Breath deep. Move much. Sleep.
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Lemme
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Need to test: A pregnancy test, available for a dollar at discount stores, would help to determine if you are pregnant. It is impossible to tell from irregularity... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Lemme
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Bowel cramps: During defecation (pooping), the rectum squeezes the stool out and the colon contents move further from right to left in your abdomen. Trapped gas a... Read More
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Lemme
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Controlling pain: Using music, deep breathing, light activity (walking, swimming, dancing), reading, massage, and meditation/prayer can add to your ability to control y... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Lemme
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Rough dirty nails: The roughness more then the brittleness of the nails is probably why they are collecting dirt. Ensure that you are getting adequate protein in your ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Lemme
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Acid reflux: Reflux of acid from the stomach causes burning or irritation of the throat and esophagus, primarily when lying down, but rarely results in breathing p... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Lemme
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Increased risk: Lymph nodes are where the body's immune cells congregate to gobble up all the nasty stuff in your body. Infections are the most common thing they g... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Lemme is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Lemme is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This made me feel good. Thanks! Is it normally so painful? She's 3 years old and she is very active but not anymore
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Thank you, I will add this to my daily exerrcises.
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

A. T. Still University Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, MO
Graduated 1986MD

Awards

HealthTap Founding Doctor

Affiliations

American Osteopathic Association
American Academy Of Family Physicians
Washington Osteopathic Medical Association
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