Dr. Richard Sheppeck

Vascular Surgery
Erie, PA
38 years experience

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Vascular Surgery

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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Sheppeck
38 years experience
Signal and control: Cytokines are secreted by cells as a from of cell-cell communication in order to control and coordinate celleluar response to injury. Integrins are pr... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Sheppeck
38 years experience
No: Major blood types are: a, b , ab and o.
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Sheppeck
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Depends where it is : Leukocytoclastic vasculitis is a rather vague problem associated with a variety of disorders... I assume it was diagnosed by a skin biopsy...If it inv... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Richard Sheppeck
38 years experience
Blood work, risk mod: The significance of this finding depends on your current age. This finding in someone under 40 should result in a more involved examination of lipid ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Sheppeck
38 years experience
Sometimes: If your provider cannot palpate pedal pulses then it is a very good idea to get a noninvasive arterial evaluation before compression therapy.. If pu... Read More
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A 68-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Sheppeck
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Need more info: I assume this was detected via an ultrasound. The significance depends upon whether you are having symptoms or are assymptomatic. At the very least, ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Sheppeck
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Yes: Report means an area of ADH (vasopressin) was complrtrly removed with normall tissue on all sides...Clear margins.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Sheppeck
38 years experience
Overall it is rare: The rare time when a superficial thrombophlebitis can lead to a deep venous thrombosis is when the superficial clot involves the junction between the ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Sheppeck
38 years experience
May be normal findin: If you are thin and lying down, it could be possible to see/feel the pulsation of your aorta in your abdomen. If you are obese, this would be more dif... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Sheppeck
38 years experience
Artery inflammation: Also known as "giant cell arteritis" is an auto-immune disease characterized by inflammation of the vessels of the head and neck. Its cause is unknown... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Sheppeck
38 years experience
Hard to know: I would not write this off to stress without at least an evaluation by a neurologist and a balance specialist either an ENT doc or a physiatrist. Bala... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Richard Sheppeck
38 years experience
Call your prescriber: Lovenox is a strong prescription blood thinner. It can cause spontaneous bleeding. You should notify your physician regarding this headache as it coul... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Sheppeck
38 years experience
No: A thoracic aneurysm is an aneurysm of the thoracic aorta....More importantly...Whether the aneurysm involves the ascending or descending or entire tho... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Sheppeck
38 years experience
Get stockings: One way to help your veins during pregnancy is to ask your OB about venous compression stockings made specifically for pregnancy...They are no fun to ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Richard Sheppeck
38 years experience
Any number of things: The fact that the bump is sore indicates it is inflamed...Inflammation can be a reaction to a clotted vein "phlebitis", or and infection. If the overl... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Sheppeck
38 years experience
Heart arrythmia: At age 35...This could be as simple as too much caffiene...But it could also represent a more serious problem of paroxysmal atrial fibrillation, or ar... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Sheppeck
38 years experience
Its possible: Blood clots come in all shapes and sizes and their risk to your overall health depends upon where they are located. The most definitive way to determi... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Sheppeck
38 years experience
No, need tests: A simple cyst in the spleen is usually without symptoms. If it does cause symptoms it would be pain, or cause a lack of appetite. The spleen can be se... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Sheppeck
38 years experience
Good Bo: Congratulations on having a normal blood pressure. I assume you have had a cardiac stress test that shows reversible cardiac ischemia. While many pe... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Sheppeck
38 years experience
Depends: I assume you are asking is there a non-invasive test to check for restenosis. The non-invasive test to check for restenosis would be either an exercix... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Sheppeck
38 years experience
Risk reduction: Atherosclerosis is a silent system wide problem driven by genetics, diet and behavior. A lipid profile should be examined, blood pressures checked, di... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Sheppeck
38 years experience
Depends: Ultrasound is very sensitive to proper preparation for the test...A full bladder and no gas is important to see the ovaries adequately. If the ovarie... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Sheppeck
38 years experience
Check blood pressure: It sounds like you are experiencing a significant drop in your blood pressure when you get up...Have your doctor or a health provider check yout blood... Read More
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A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Sheppeck
38 years experience
Possible: A DVT is a possibility following any trauma...Certainly in this instance in order to rule out an ovarian vein clot this would require more involved te... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Richard Sheppeck
38 years experience
Unlikely at this age: Some hemangiomas do "go away" on their own, but this is usually seen in infants. At age 15, with it enlarging, this would seem unlikely. You are in sa... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Sheppeck
38 years experience
No not always: Some people have diffusely large arteries, referred to as arteria magna...Usually if an a segment of an artery becomes 1 and half to 2 times the size ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Sheppeck
38 years experience
Right arm is correct: I suspect you have a narrowing or blockage of the left subclavian artery, resulting in a lower "normal" blood pressure reading there. In reality, this... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Sheppeck
38 years experience
Wandering artery: In the normal anatomy of the arterial system, arteries take the most direct or straight path to their destination. Tortuosity or ectasia occurs as we ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Sheppeck
38 years experience
By scan: Abdominal aortic aneurysms can sometimes be found by a good physical exam , it helps if you are thin. Otherwise, if there is a family history of aneur... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Sheppeck
38 years experience
Definitively by scan: Aneurysms come in many different areas and sizes. Some can be found by a good physical exam, but most will be discoverd by plain x-ray (few), ultrasou... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Sheppeck
38 years experience
A cautious yes: Pe s come in all sizes and the amount of lung compromised by the embolus will effect your ability to exercise. Seek an opinion from your physician wh... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Sheppeck
38 years experience
Blood flow: Colors are genertaed during an ultrasound exam by software that detects motion occuring within the ultrasound beam. Standard colors are red and blue ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Sheppeck
38 years experience
Normal chest: This refers ro the junction between the diaphragm and the ribs...A common place where fluid accumulates...Normally there is no free fluid within the c... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Sheppeck
38 years experience
No: venous stasis, usually referring to blood pooling in the veins of the legs is due to incompetent leaking valves in the vein there. The pooling blood l... Read More
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A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Sheppeck
38 years experience
No absolute answer: The time between interventions should be dictated by the urgency of the problem for which an angioplasty is being performed to correct. Each angioplas... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Sheppeck
38 years experience
Needs further eval: A very unusual place to develop a wound...Any prior abdominal surgery?..Any history of crohn's disease or ulceratvie colitis?...I would see a dermatol... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Sheppeck
38 years experience
Depends: Spots in the liver detected by ultrasound are usually further characterized as anechoic, hyper-echoic, calcific, fluid filled or solid. These addition... Read More
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Testimonials
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Jan 22, 2013
Erie is lucky to have such a top doc!
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Sheppeck is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Sheppeck is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you for your advice. She's seen a dermatologist and the doctor recommended a biopsy which she underwent. I'll let time take its course
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Would this have shown up on a recent US (including internal with probe)? US was routine.
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This saved my life, Thank You! I am taking her to ER now.Im concerned,you may have saved her life.thk

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University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, PA
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