Dr. Kenneth Smith

Internal Medicine
Bridgeville, DE
34 years experience male

Locations

InternalMedicine of Bridgeville

Bridgeville, DE

Address

8991 Redden Rd, Bridgeville, DE
Directions

Fax

302 337-8072

Office

Bridgeville, DE

About

Bio

Twenty years private practice. Every life I have touched I have endeavored to make better.

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.

Internal Medicine

Languages spoken

English

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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Smith
Internal Medicine 34 years experience
Yes: Unwashed fruit most likely cause see three four cases per year.
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Smith
Internal Medicine 34 years experience
Safe: But higher likely hood for reflux symptoms.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Smith
Internal Medicine 34 years experience
Tapeworm: Good hygiene per say will not prevent tapeworm. Hand washing i strongly recommend. Tapeworms are aquired by ingesting infected meat and fish product... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Smith
Internal Medicine 34 years experience
Gynecomastia: Can be caused by a number of conditions including medications. Evaluation by physician appropriate.
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kenneth Smith
Internal Medicine 34 years experience
SVT: Stimulants should be avoided caffeine espcially found coffee tea chocolate. A cardiac prudent diet well balanced low sodium low fat.
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A 83-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Smith
Internal Medicine 34 years experience
Hemoptysis: Hemoptysis coughing up blood should not be taken lightly especially in some one who does or has smoked. Most common cause is bronchitis but other more... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Smith
Internal Medicine 34 years experience
LOW BODY WEIGHT: I would first look to my parents and ask if the were similar height and weight. I would then approach physician for metabolic evaluation for inability... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Smith
Internal Medicine 34 years experience
Infectipn: You have a most concerning constellation of symptoms lyphadenitis is usually a bacterial induced event. Prednisone may mask symptoms but is contraindi... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Smith
Internal Medicine 34 years experience
Infection: Erythromycin should start to see some improvement 3-4 days if organism sensitive.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Smith
Internal Medicine 34 years experience
Strong urine: Foul odor most commonly related to insufficient water intake. Additionally infection but should have other sx.
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kenneth Smith
Internal Medicine 34 years experience
Bronchitis: May be bacterial or viral. Robitussin dm (guaifenesin and dextromethorphan) will relieve cough. I would generally recommend seeing a doctor and if bac... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Smith
Internal Medicine 34 years experience
Herpetic lesion: Herpes viral infection likely. Over the counter preparations helpful as well as prescription meds but none will resolve in 24 hours.
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kenneth Smith
Internal Medicine 34 years experience
Akathesia: Seen more commonly with some psychiatric medication. Benedryl often helpful. If you are having a drug reaction should seek out medical attention.
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A member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Smith
Internal Medicine 34 years experience
Inr: Any elevation of the inr in the absence of anticoagulants would be most concerning for disease. Especially liver disease. So not that I am aware.
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Smith
Internal Medicine 34 years experience
Black stools: In the face of warfarin see your physician today. Could be something you ingested including iron green vegetables and peptobismol.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Smith
Internal Medicine 34 years experience
Barium: Yes regretfully barium does generally constipat. If this was twenty years ago i would say you did all the right things to prevent but most of the bari... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kenneth Smith
Internal Medicine 34 years experience
Radicululopathy: Possible pinched nerve in neck upper back. Ant inflammatory indicated if persistent need to see physician.
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A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kenneth Smith
Internal Medicine 34 years experience
Adhesions: Post surgery scar tissue in abdomen can occur with pain and possible obstruction . I would see physician.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Smith
Internal Medicine 34 years experience
Cancer: Metastatic disease is the ability a cancer has to spread. A cancer starts at one location and by usually blood or lymphatic system moves to another ar... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Smith
Internal Medicine 34 years experience
Osteoporosis.: Osteoporosis is loss of calcium from bone mass this can weaken bones and cause increased fracture risk.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Smith
Internal Medicine 34 years experience
Back pain: Back pain cause can be complex description suggests muscular origin but internal organs can refer pain to back. Additionally disc disease possible but... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Smith
Internal Medicine 34 years experience
MRI : Mri is an excellent diagnostic study preferably with intravenous contrast to define this type of pathology.
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Dr. Kenneth Smith
Internal Medicine 34 years experience
Pregnancy: A negative test early on does not necessarily conclusive. Test have increasing sensitivity but not infallible . Either repeat in one week or seek out ... Read More
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Dr. Kenneth Smith
Internal Medicine 34 years experience
Interstitial marking: This is frequently a non specific finding on radiographic evaluation of the lungs can be exaggerated by infection, fluid in lungs of cardiac or other ... Read More
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A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kenneth Smith
Internal Medicine 34 years experience
Hematoma: The thigh can hide a large amount of blood and not look very different but remain painful for extended period of time. Please see physician. Especiall... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Smith
Internal Medicine 34 years experience
Vp shunt: Fluid us physiologic reabsorbed in abdomen should have no such symptoms.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Smith
Internal Medicine 34 years experience
Diarrhea: The differential diagnosis for abdominal pain and diarrhea is extensive. Including infection, malabsorption, inflammatory bowel disease, .Allergy or f... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Smith
Internal Medicine 34 years experience
Chest pain: Worrisome sx even at your age need to seek out services of physician.
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kenneth Smith
Internal Medicine 34 years experience
Eye pain: A resounding yes serious injury including corneal injury have resulted from less force.
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kenneth Smith
Internal Medicine 34 years experience
Pancrease (pancrelipase) and biliar: The biliary system is a collection of tubes that end in gall bladder. The panreatic duct arises in pancreazse and joins common bile duct. This tube em... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Smith
Internal Medicine 34 years experience
Fracture: Absolutely not things can and do heal on their own many times incorrectly please seal medical attention to reduce risk of arthritis and potentially pe... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Smith
Internal Medicine 34 years experience
Infection: Assume based on findings symptoms worsening infection. What is being treated? Possibly requires different antibiotic. Obviously under care of a physic... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Smith
Internal Medicine 34 years experience
Bruise: Trauma likely cause bruising. Ice elevation should help. Observe.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Smith
Internal Medicine 34 years experience
Blood ph: Acetozolamide causes the kidney to excrete bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) which can change blood ph. This can produce a serious derangement of metab... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Smith
Internal Medicine 34 years experience
Tension headache: Tension headaches for most on a schedule tend to occur at approximately the same time of day. Frequently as the day gets longer. Example nine to five ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Smith
Internal Medicine 34 years experience
Fracture: The ability to move an appendage does not preclude fracture. Motion is the action of muscles and tendons acting across a joint. Bone could still be br... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Smith
Internal Medicine 34 years experience
Cyst buttocks: Local skin infection warm soaks soap and water. Topical antibiotic Bacitracin . Observe no increase pain redness complete. If increasing pain redness... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Smith
Internal Medicine 34 years experience
Insulin resistance: Nutrasweet is two amino acids. I have seen no papers relating the two. Most common cause for Insulin resistance is obesity. The use of sugar substitut... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Smith
Internal Medicine 34 years experience
Genetic: Colon breast prostate cancer close familial genetic links and defined genes. You may want to seek services of genetic counselor. I am not aware of sim... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Smith
Internal Medicine 34 years experience
Retained products of: Retained products of conception can be a very serious condition. The tissue retained is frequently necrotic ( dead ) this can lead to a very serious i... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Smith
Internal Medicine 34 years experience
Atherosclerosis: Atherosclerosis legs feet causing reduced blood flow risk factors include cholesterol, tobacco use, diabetes mellitus. Symptoms are usually claudicati... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Smith
Internal Medicine 34 years experience
Median nerve: Emg very diagnostic if indicates isolated compromise median nerve across carpal tunnel. Not dismissing cervical disease if arriving at that level enti... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Smith
Internal Medicine 34 years experience
Oopherectomy: I assume only one ovary removed. Then yes see physician. If both periods will be never come again. Driven by hormones from ovary.
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Smith
Internal Medicine 34 years experience
Uncertain: Needs history and examination to even approach a diagnosis. Will need to see physician8.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Smith
Internal Medicine 34 years experience
Barotrauma: Suspect related to pressure phenomena can not exclude infection. Needs further evaluation.
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Dr. Kenneth Smith
Internal Medicine 34 years experience
Blood in stool: Post operative complications. These regretfully do happen may be nothing but call your doctor. Your doctor can evaluate and most certainly will want t... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Smith
Internal Medicine 34 years experience
Hives: Generally raised pink to red bumps intense itching. No white spot. Doctor needs to see. Suspect bite most all insects have venom that can cause itchin... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Smith
Internal Medicine 34 years experience
Maybe: Many agents for motion sickness. All generally better than Reglan (metoclopramide) with less short and long term side effects. Should consult physicia... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Smith
Internal Medicine 34 years experience
Prolactinoma: Generally tumor in pituitary gland generally benign. Causing elevation of prolactin level. Prolactin can cause sexual dysfunction in men prevent ovula... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Smith
Internal Medicine 34 years experience
Lupus: Sle is a very serious condition that can cause organ failure and death. Understand possible aversion to medication but serious repercussions to stopin... Read More
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Dr. Smith is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Smith is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks doing well with the antifungal, i dont have it visibly anymore just taking all the pills as doctor told me should do so to make sure it is out of my system completely, got like 6 days left
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Thanks! ! I'm in EMT school andI got into a debate. Teacher said when plaque builds up in your arteries it's called CAD. CAD is not the same
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Thanks for your quick reply. I'm relieved. It is ninice to know that you guys are there helping us with health issues of all sorts. Thanksw

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Ross University School of Medicine, Dominican Republic
Graduated 1989MD

Residency

MONMOUTH MEDICAL CENTER

Awards

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