Dr. William Forsythe

Emergency Medicine
Kennewick, WA
29 years experience male

Locations

Practice Name

kennewick, WA

Address

Address 1, Address 2, kennewick, WA, US
Directions

Practice website

Fax

(555) 555-5555

Insurances accepted

Community Health Plan of Washington

About

Bio

I was trained in a dual, Internal and Emergency medicine residency with focus on critical care. I became board certified in Emergency Medicine. I also became certified in Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy and Wound care and Phlebology. I went on to become a medical dircetor of a regional wound care and hyperbaric center, while continuing to work in the ER. I then pursued a Fellowship and became Board Certified in Anti -Aging and Regenerative Medicine. I am a certified ACLS Instructor as well. I am also a Ringside Physician for professional boxing and Mixed Martial Arts. I am a harley owner/rider too. I was instrumental in setting up a medical clinic and assisting with it for many years in Roatan, Honduras and have helped with many other charities. I also taught local paramedics/firefighters and lectured physician assitants and medical students, as well as lectured internationally.

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.

Emergency Medicine

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Addiction Medicine

Anti-Aging Medicine

Internal Medicine

Licenses

United States: Illinois, Nevada, Washington

Doctor Q&A

66 Answers
155 Agrees
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Forsythe
Emergency Medicine 29 years experience
Awareness/counseling: being aware of the problem, as you know, is already being a step ahead. Proper teaching and counseling, coping, how to deal with and reduce stress, et... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Forsythe
Emergency Medicine 29 years experience
Helps: Can be used to diagnose and also help, with appropriate exercises and limitations and lack of sudden movements from laying or sitting to standing. Bu... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Forsythe
Emergency Medicine 29 years experience
Further evaluation: if persistent, worsening, becoming or associated with larger, unsightly or bulging veins, should see a specialist and have further evaluation for poss... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Forsythe
Emergency Medicine 29 years experience
Possibly: Family history can contribute to varicose veins, as can pregnancy, and type of activity. Wearing a compression stocking will help reduce this as well ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Forsythe
Emergency Medicine 29 years experience
More info needed: It depends on where the discharge is occurring from. If you could repeat the question with additional information that would be helpful. Also if there... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Forsythe
Emergency Medicine 29 years experience
Not unusual: not unusual for this as it causes a change in the hormones that your body will need to adjust to. If worse or persistent, would recommend check up. Wo... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Forsythe
Emergency Medicine 29 years experience
Probably: Concerns are for GI bleed. Possibly due to irritable bowel, crohns, ulcerative colitis, ulcers, stomach or liver disease, etc ...need labs checked and... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Forsythe
Emergency Medicine 29 years experience
Gallbladder: Chronic gallstones, gallbladder dysfunction, liver disease are all on the list. Best to have labs and an ultrasound to evaluate. Then consider a HIDA ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Forsythe
Emergency Medicine 29 years experience
Cleansing/rinsing: Lavage is a therapeutic irrigation or rinsing of an area. It can be related to lavaging or cleaning a wound with direct pressure, cleansing an ear can... Read More
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A 67-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Forsythe
Emergency Medicine 29 years experience
Stretching helps: Avoid sitting with wallet in back pocket. May be a very tight muscle or pinched nerve. Stretching helps. Sometimes a heel lift is required. A low bac... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Forsythe
Emergency Medicine 29 years experience
It shouldn't : If the pacer is set properly and one is pacer dependent, the heart rate is set. Different settings may be set up so that if the heart rate increases o... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Forsythe
Emergency Medicine 29 years experience
Moderation is key: As with most things, too much of a good thing may not be good. Too much red meat can cause problems with weight management and cardiovascular health. ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Forsythe
Emergency Medicine 29 years experience
Complicated answer: Somatostatin is an inhibiting hormone that is also known as growth hormone inhibiting hormone or somatotropin release inhibiting factor or hormone. It... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Forsythe
Emergency Medicine 29 years experience
Several: Rf/evlt which is radio frequency or endovenous laser therapy. This is when a vein is heated from the inside through a minimally invasive technique to ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Forsythe
Emergency Medicine 29 years experience
See a GI Dr: If you have not had an upper endoscopy, that may be needed to evaluate for gastritis, gastro esophageal reflux disorder (gerd) or ulcers. Avoiding spi... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Forsythe
Emergency Medicine 29 years experience
Dermatology : Seeing a dermatologist or going to a medical aesthetics facility will help. Peels and laser resurfacing or derm abrasion and facials may help.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Forsythe
Emergency Medicine 29 years experience
Anti inflammatory : Pleurisy is an inflammatory process so an anti inflammatory is required. Steroids have potent anti inflammatory properties.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Forsythe
Emergency Medicine 29 years experience
Games!!: Word games, card games reading and puzzles help. There are lots of computer based, mobile apps or paper games out there!
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Forsythe
Emergency Medicine 29 years experience
Anti inflammatory : Pleurisy is an inflammatory process so an anti inflammatory is required. Steroids have potent anti inflammatory properties.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Forsythe
Emergency Medicine 29 years experience
See Dr: Sounds like a type of herpes simplex virus. With crusting, that can be a sign of a secondary bacterial infection with staph. Good oral hygiene and cle... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Forsythe
Emergency Medicine 29 years experience
Possible cyst: Could be a pilonidal cyst. Try sits baths or warm compresses and anti inflammatory medications. May require further evaluation from primary dr if not ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Forsythe
Emergency Medicine 29 years experience
Yes: Smoking affects many body systems, including the immune system. It decreases the body's responses to various situations and reduces blood flow and the... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Forsythe
Emergency Medicine 29 years experience
Not typically: Usually need a run of at least 3-6 beats to even call it v tach. Depends on what is causing the pvcs as to if it will cause v tach.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Forsythe
Emergency Medicine 29 years experience
Deficiency: May be due to a vitamin or mineral deficiency, previous traumatic or severe illness or an indication of heavy metal or toxin exposure.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Forsythe
Emergency Medicine 29 years experience
Ultrasound: Best test is an ultrasound of the affected area to review the superficial venous system for reflux or insufficiency and evaluate the deeper system for... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Forsythe
Emergency Medicine 29 years experience
Very possibly: No bleeding is truly normal with pregnancy. Some is less worrisome. Does require an immediate check up, labs and possibly an ultrasound. The labs conf... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Forsythe
Emergency Medicine 29 years experience
Increase fiber/fluid: Take more fiber and increase your fluid intake. Raisins can help, fruits/veggies have higher fiber content which helps absorb fluids and promote bette... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Forsythe
Emergency Medicine 29 years experience
Very possible.: It is likely related to sinuses, eustachan tube problem or even as simple as wax in the canal.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Forsythe
Emergency Medicine 29 years experience
Yes: Sure is, if all of the "shell" or bag containing the cyst did not get removed, then can and will return.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Forsythe
Emergency Medicine 29 years experience
Is ok: Often a conservative approach is best. Addressing diet, exercise and types of food that may be causing stomach problems and then recommending probioti... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Forsythe
Emergency Medicine 29 years experience
Depends on "problems: A baseline lab test, serum or saliva, may provide many answers for what may be causing the problems. Over exercising, heredity, diet and medications c... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Forsythe
Emergency Medicine 29 years experience
Games!!: Word games, card games reading and puzzles help. There are lots of computer based, mobile apps or paper games out there!
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Forsythe
Emergency Medicine 29 years experience
New deodorant: Sometimes glands can be blocked by the build up of deodorants. A holiday or time off from the current deodorant is needed and keep the area clean with... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Forsythe
Emergency Medicine 29 years experience
See a GI Dr: It may be related to what you ate for lunch or may be related to gallbladder (gb) disease as well. If you have not had an upper endoscopy, that may be... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Forsythe
Emergency Medicine 29 years experience
See a GI Dr: It may be related to what you ate for lunch or may be related to gallbladder (gb) disease as well. If you have not had an upper endoscopy, that may be... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Forsythe
Emergency Medicine 29 years experience
It's not unusual: You may have a ifferent dose of estrogen than you are used to which can cause these symptoms.
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Forsythe
Emergency Medicine 29 years experience
Likely pill: If there is no associated pain or noting any dark or bloody stools, it is likely not worrisome. This could represent a partially digested pill, more c... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Forsythe
Emergency Medicine 29 years experience
Topical antibiotics: Pain, redness, sometimes itching, blisters and a rash especially along a rib, that does not cross the midline either in the front or back, is very con... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Forsythe
Emergency Medicine 29 years experience
Stomach/ gallbladder: Could be related to hydration status or diet. Ulcers, gastroesophogeal reflux or gallstones/gallbladder problems can all act like this. Adding probiot... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Forsythe
Emergency Medicine 29 years experience
Diastolic: The bottom number, or diastolic, is more often concerning if over 90, however, if both numbers are elevated or if you have symptoms, such as headaches... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Forsythe
Emergency Medicine 29 years experience
Exercise : Adding exercise and self control by reducing portion intake and eating the right foods while counting calories is best. Increase fruit and fiber inta... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Forsythe
Emergency Medicine 29 years experience
Enjoy : People react differently to procedures. I would be happy you had a good surgeon and are feeling well. Usually if there's going to be discomfort it wil... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Forsythe
Emergency Medicine 29 years experience
Unsure: Best option would be to have a repeat blood test, specifically a beta HCG quantatative test in 48 hours. If + , then you know. Not entirely unusual to... Read More
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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Forsythe
Emergency Medicine 29 years experience
Not long: Typically there are subcutaneous, or hidden sutures (stitches) under the skin that dissolve and steri-stips or narrow pieces of sticky material placed... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Forsythe
Emergency Medicine 29 years experience
Humanitarian purpose: Some people really do like to help others when able.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Forsythe
Emergency Medicine 29 years experience
Potentially: If you crack it out of nervousness, it may be a bad habit. Do not force it to crack. Increasing your stretching to the neck, forward/backward, side to... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Forsythe
Emergency Medicine 29 years experience
Go back: It's a good start but adding an injection of antibiotics and additional coverage would be wise and get you feeling better more quickly if it is pid. A... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Forsythe
Emergency Medicine 29 years experience
Lab and physical : Lab work that at the least should include a T3 (liothyronine) or T4 level with a tsh. These are different forms of thyroid (active or not) and thyroid... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Forsythe
Emergency Medicine 29 years experience
Continuity of care: To get to know a patient and have coninuoty of care is the best it's difficult for the same dr to see you each time in emergency dapartments, which, ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Forsythe
Emergency Medicine 29 years experience
Depends: That amount for an average size adult is not likely to be a problem unless there is a pre existing allergy, bleeding condition or known ulcers or kidn... Read More
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Testimonials
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Forsythe is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Forsythe is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
Jul 24, 2014
Very Helpful!
HealthTap member
Thank you so much for reply doctor. I have already been advised for injection if not then surgery. Thanks again.
HealthTap member
Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Feeln better. Eating lots of fruits/vegs 2 up fluids & elect.lyte supp
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Your answer made me feel good! Thanks :) Was hoping that was the case. Gonna be hard to behave for 7 more wks

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

A. T. Still University Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, MO
Graduated 1994MD

Medical/Graduate school

Type in school
Graduated 1994MD

Residency

Chicago

Residency

Type in hospital or program
Completed 1999

Awards

Many
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