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Dr. Theresa-Ann Clark

Family Medicine
Seattle, ID
25 years experience female

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Specialties
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Family Medicine

ADHD and Autism

Licenses

United States: Washington

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

204 Answers
60 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theresa-Ann Clark
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Sometimes helpful: If you have recurrent/chronic herpes you need to begin antivirals within 72hrs of first symptoms or you may be using daily doses as prevention. So sto... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theresa-Ann Clark
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Yes, if trained.: An inability to focus may not be adhd. Neuropsychologists, neurologists, psychiatrists use a large battery of tests while family physicians/pediatrici... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theresa-Ann Clark
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Probable UTI: The dull ache sounds like a UTI (urinary tract infection). Pain/discomfort on urination, frequency, blood in urine, urine smells bad are symptomatic ... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Theresa-Ann Clark
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Probably: Valerian root works on the same brain receptors are valium but is much weaker. The other medications you mention do not crossreact with it. Caution, m... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Theresa-Ann Clark
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Many things: Possibly due to the trauma to the throat caused by coughing. There are tiny blood vessel get broken and mix with saliva. You may also have some small ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theresa-Ann Clark
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Yes: You can ovulate (release an egg) even if you are not having a period. The only way to know if you are pregnant is to do a pregnancy test. If the first... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Theresa-Ann Clark
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Almost no change: Depending on what trimester the abortion is done, you may have gained some weight. Immediate lost of increased pregnancy blood volume and fetal weight... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theresa-Ann Clark
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Probably not: Question-why do you need to lighten your skin? Have you had major changes in your skin color or texture? If so, you may have underlying medical proble... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Theresa-Ann Clark
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Are you bipolar?: This medication is used to stabilize and prevent mood swings (manic to severe depression). You must continue treatment for bipolar disorder or you can... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Theresa-Ann Clark
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Possible cancer: The nodules could be malignancies so it would not be a good idea to wait. The earlier cancer is detected and treated, the higher remission and cure ra... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Theresa-Ann Clark
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Possibly pregnant: The time between periods can vary. 30 days is typical but each woman is different. A late period can mean pregnancy so do a pregnancy test. Were you ... Read More
A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Theresa-Ann Clark
Family Medicine 25 years experience
No one knows : Although there appears to be declining numbers of new infections in many parts of the world, how this new virus will behave is still unknown. Things t... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Theresa-Ann Clark
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Yes.: Clinical studies suggest that green tea extract may boost metabolism and help burn fat. One study found that the combination of green tea and caffeine... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theresa-Ann Clark
Family Medicine 25 years experience
It is not easy: Behavior modification using rewards can help extinguish behavior. A strategy to substitute an acceptable behavior may work. Physical reminders, like ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theresa-Ann Clark
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Abortion okay: Abortion does not affect fertility, however it is not the most effective form of contraception. I would suggest a Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud which g... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theresa-Ann Clark
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Yes.: Nuvaring releases a low dose of estrogen which makes it favorable for extended use. This means that you extend the length of hormone use to have fewer... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theresa-Ann Clark
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Go to hospital: This sounds like an infection which may be caused by staphylococcus or streptococcus bacteria, but it also could be caused by other types of bacteria.... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theresa-Ann Clark
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Age,anatomy,hormones: Reasons for female infertility include age. Fertility declines significantly after age 40. Chromosomal or genetic conditions like turner's syndrome a... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theresa-Ann Clark
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Yes.: Even if you had other periods since may 25th, you may be pregnant. Reliable results depend on timing of test after a missed period and test reading ac... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theresa-Ann Clark
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Depends on factors: Once an takes hold in the urinary tract, it can move upward and infect the kidneys. The rate that this happens depends on individual vulnerabilities ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theresa-Ann Clark
Family Medicine 25 years experience
It can be.: Surgery is a stressful event for the body and for many women, stress can have a major effect on their menstrual cycle. The location and type of surger... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theresa-Ann Clark
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Many possible causes: Many things can damage intestines including antibiotics, allergy, diet, tumor, autoimmune disease causing diarrhea as well as abnormal bowel function ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theresa-Ann Clark
Family Medicine 25 years experience
See your doctor: This may be preeclampsia (old term "toxemia"). It starts in late pregnancy, exact cause unknown, more common in first pregnancy. Symptoms: high blood ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theresa-Ann Clark
Family Medicine 25 years experience
It can be.: Hormones are powerful and every woman's response is different. The kind of progestin (synthetic progesterone) in the NuvaRing is different than in any... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theresa-Ann Clark
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Another woman's used: Ivf is done the same whether using one's own eggs or that of a donor. Young women volunteer to receive hormones that induce ovulation and the release ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theresa-Ann Clark
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Depends on the pill: If you are using hormonal contraception, (usually the first line treatment for polycystic ovary syndrome-pcos) as directed, your risk of pregnancy may... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theresa-Ann Clark
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Discuss it: The extent, the kind, and the location of the nerve damage should influence your decision. Discuss all of the aspects of injury and disability with th... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theresa-Ann Clark
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Yes.: Hormonal birth control can be effective acne treatment and many young, sexually active women use them contraception and acne control. Other treatments... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theresa-Ann Clark
Family Medicine 25 years experience
They have increased: It is likely that disorders on the autism spectrum may differ in cause and in fact may really be many different diseases. Within the last several year... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theresa-Ann Clark
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Bone bruising: You may have a small fracture of your kneecap or damaged surrounding tendons and cartilage. It would be ideal for you to get examined by your family d... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theresa-Ann Clark
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Many possibilities : If sexually active (oral, fingering, intercourse) this could be an std, like herpes. It may be an infected hair follicle, especially if you shave. Gla... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theresa-Ann Clark
Family Medicine 25 years experience
With assistance.: Testosterone is not usually the issue regarding successful fertilization. It is the need for sperm to reach the egg. With poor mortality, sperm do not... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theresa-Ann Clark
Family Medicine 25 years experience
CALL 800-273-8255: You have major depression which can be treated with medicine but takes time. If you are using medicine, call your doctor right now or if not. Have a t... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Theresa-Ann Clark
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Yes: With serous otitis, clear fluid in the middle ear space has not drained properly and pressure causes the eardrum to bulge. After drainage, fluid left ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Theresa-Ann Clark
Family Medicine 25 years experience
See your OB provider: Giving birth is traumatic for vaginal and perineal tissue as well as external genitalia. This trauma can cause bruising, swelling, bleeding because th... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Theresa-Ann Clark
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Several causes: You may have reflux disease caused by stomach acid washing up into your mouth. Inability to digest food properly may also cause bad breath. Sinus or ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theresa-Ann Clark
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Concussion effects: You describe "post-concussive syndrome". A comcussion occurs when the brain sloshes back and forth inside the skull even without loss of consciousness... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Theresa-Ann Clark
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Possibly: To get pregnant, your girlfriend would have needed to ovulate (release an egg) within the last 3-5 days. This happens about halfway between each perio... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Theresa-Ann Clark
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Exercise and diet: Assess your habits. If you don't exercise now, start slowly with low impact walking/water aerobics/cycling. Work up to 30-60 min 5x/week. Morning exer... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theresa-Ann Clark
Family Medicine 25 years experience
See a doctor: Your symptoms could be any number of things but to be sure you should see a doctor and get fully evaluated. You may have a kidney infection or kidney ... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theresa-Ann Clark
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Common in ASD: Kids with asds have difficulty with sensory regulation and integration. This can manifest as exceptional sensitivity to sound, light, touch, taste, an... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theresa-Ann Clark
Family Medicine 25 years experience
To protect the baby: All blood types either have rh antibodies (rh+) or don't (rh-). When a baby's rh+ blood cells enter the blood of an rh- mother (during pregnancy or b... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theresa-Ann Clark
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Depends on risk : Normal pap depends on risk factors like: past abnormal results? Treated for abnormality? Infected with hpv viral strain causing cervical cancer? I... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Theresa-Ann Clark
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Most likely not: Using barriers such as condoms, dams, and gloves correctly, every time during sex and being the insertive rather than receptive partner makes your ri... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theresa-Ann Clark
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Exercise and support: Record for a week, how you eat now to build awareness. Think of losing 1-3 pounds/week. Exercise every day for at least 30 minutes. Vary the routine: ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Theresa-Ann Clark
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Get pregnancy test: To know if you are pregnant you need to get a pregnancy test. Wait at least 10 days after having unprotected intercourse. If the test is negative and ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theresa-Ann Clark
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Yes: Different pills use different combinations of synthetic hormones and women have individual reactions. Your symptoms may be related to the pill's estro... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theresa-Ann Clark
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Pregnancy test 1st: You can restart the pill but get a pregnancy test before your start especially if you were sexually active. After that you can start right away. Be s... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theresa-Ann Clark
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Relax! Wait a week.: A urine pregnancy test is not positive until 10-14 days after the expected first day of a missed period. A few pregnant women continue to have periods... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theresa-Ann Clark
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Need more info: Has this happened to you before? Are you sexually active? Are you using hormonal birth control or the Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud? Are you using new m... Read More

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Testimonials
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Jul 27, 2014
I recommend this doctor. Very insightful and I learn something new from these answers
Aug 21, 2012
Very thorough in responses, accurate, impressive indeed.
Jan 1, 2021
A wonderful clinician and knowledgeable physician.
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Thankyou, yes it was a shock, my grandson who lived with his mother in france, was complaining of tummy ache, and had sickness, the doctor who saw him earlier that day told his mother if he became wor...Read More
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Thanks for your quick reply! Have read heart rate can be an indicator of physical fitness... Have been trying to train toward that as a goal. Thanks so much for reply
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thank you ! I am on 'desogestrel and ethinyl estradiol' . What exactly does that mean ? Could you message me/comment please ?

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Washington
Graduated 1997MD

Residency

Seattle, WA

Residency

SWEDISH MEDICAL CENTER

Awards

Top Doctor, Second Place, Idaho - Winter
2013
Most Influential, First Place, Idaho - Winter
2013
Thought Leader, Second Place, Idaho - Winter
2013

Affiliations

American Academy of Family Physicians
American Academy of Developmental Medicine and Dentistry
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