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Dr. Kenneth Smith

Internal Medicine
Bridgeville, DE
33 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 66-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kenneth Smith
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Follicular is: Generally responds well to topical clindamycin.
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Smith
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Doubt sciatica: More likely lumbar disc disease will require further evaluation, see your physician.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Smith
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Should not measure: Exercise has many benefits scale should not be only measure. Good for circulation. Good for heart and lungs provides a sense of well being. And yes bu... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Smith
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
See gynecologist : This is no longer menstrual bleeding. Dysfunction uterine bleeding can have many causes and have serious consequences from anemia.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Smith
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Brown: Higher fiber content.
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Smith
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Numerous: Anemia thyroid disease diabetes sleep disturbance sleep apnea. Only a few requires detailed history and examination with supporting test to confirm.
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Smith
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Rash: Rashes are very difficult without seeing and tactile. I advise seeing physician.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Smith
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Difficult: Difficult because sx are intermittent. Consider cardiac evaluation.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Smith
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Yes: Reflux can cause pain entire length of esophagus. Aggravated by spices foods caffeine, relieved with liquid antacids.
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kenneth Smith
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Stools: See your physician this requires further evaluation. Proctitis colitis and yes cancers can be the cause for these changes.
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Smith
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Bad Day: If medication you are taking has controlled blood pressure thus far continue. But should be followed closely to determine if a trend is developing. On... Read More
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kenneth Smith
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Yes: With severe fever tylenol (acetaminophen) every four hours and advil every six to eight. Assuming tylenol (acetaminophen) 325 and Ibuprofen 200.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Smith
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Muscle strain: Sleeping in abnormal cervical position. Motrin otc hot towels to neck. If no improvement by morning call physician. Muscle relaxant and stronger antii... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kenneth Smith
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Symptoms: Fluids rest tylenol (acetaminophen) for temp and robissin dm for. Cough. Good luck.
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kenneth Smith
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Anal sex: Risk of rectal trauma urinary tract infections and transmission HIV
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Smith
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Dust mites: Although dust mites eat remnant of human skin they do not eat humans and do not consequently leave marks. Are you thinking bed bugs which leave blood ... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kenneth Smith
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Uti: For most UTI is nothing more than a nuisance a short course of antibiotics and you are fine. There are some very resistant strains of bacteria that ar... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Kenneth Smith
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
No not norm: May be anal fissure, hemorrhoid or other pathology. Suggest seeing doctor for evaluation.
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kenneth Smith
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Herpes: If painful blistered lesions suspect herpes as cause. To confirm need to see physician.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Smith
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Yes: Confers no change in fertility.
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kenneth Smith
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
No: Mild cholesterol lowering.
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kenneth Smith
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Lyrica (pregabalin): Edema occasional alteration memory change in mental status.
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kenneth Smith
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Reflux : Many alternatives clearly proto pump inhibitors as a class are superior for controlling sx and contributing to healing.
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kenneth Smith
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Developmental: Developmental abnormality. Normal no but not unheard of.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Smith
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Flu: Would refrain from theraflu as pregnant. Would take acetomiophen for fever body aches do not exceed 3000mg over twenty four hours. Stay hydrated and s... Read More
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kenneth Smith
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Ct scan: Radiation from cat scans are potentially harmful but these tests are not ordered frivolously . Clearly failure to make a potentially serious diagnosis... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kenneth Smith
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Nervous system: Nervous system divided into somatic and autonomic systems. Somatic are nerves going to arms legs trunk skin muscle. Autonomic system nervous system pr... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Smith
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Symptoms: Nausea and ovulation not related commonly.
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Smith
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
No: Sub conjunctiva hemmorage usually from simple trauma. Rubbing eyes in sleep. No problem as long as blood does not cross limbus. Limbus is the edge of ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Smith
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
No: Routine activity in a fit mom encouraged.
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kenneth Smith
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Virus: Viral illness suspected. Start with fluids and tylenol (acetaminophen).Consider physician for antinausea medication. Keep hydrated should pass. Diet b... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kenneth Smith
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Anemia: Pallor, rapid heart rate, fatigue, shortness of breath.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Smith
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
No: Herpes lives in the nerves of the area affected. Because this person has been fortunate to only have one outbreak. Does not mean no longer infected.
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A member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Smith
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Hematospermia: Generally benign event can be induced by trauma is persistent see physician.
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kenneth Smith
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Vitamins: Store brand as effective as most expensive vitamin available. No proven difference take vitamin save money.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Smith
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Tylenol (acetaminophen): Tylenol (acetaminophen) to bring down fever will make you comfortable. Can not comment beyond that as I do not have enough information to recommend ad... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Smith
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
No increase needed: Normal consumption to maintain dilute urine.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Smith
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Spinning: Sensation that you or thongs around you are spinning.
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kenneth Smith
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Fatty liver: Generally benign associated with alcohol diabetes mellitus and obesity. If consume alcohol heavily stop. If obese loose weight and if diabetic control... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Smith
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Infection: Do you still make urine then kidney can have infection suggest urine analysis and culture.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Smith
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Not how early: When you wake first urine sample. Urine has been in bladder most of the night. Bladder has ability to extract water raising concentration of solute i... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Smith
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Yes: Sometimes incomplete removal can allow to reoccur
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A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kenneth Smith
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
No benefit: Will not hurt but little benefit in sexual arena.
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A 83-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Smith
Internal Medicine 33 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 male asked:
Dr. Kenneth Smith
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Risk benefit ratio: Complications from disease being treated to nature of surgery and to have meaningful discontinuance like fourteen days prior to surgery. Long time w/o... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kenneth Smith
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Nothing: Bone growth plates are closed no increase in height at 23 years.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Smith
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Bursitis: Trochanteric bursitis most likely cause. Need to see physician for evaluation confirm diagnosis. Usually amenable to steroid injection.
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kenneth Smith
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Right upper quadrant: Suspect gall bladder disease run pain post prandial with radiation to upper back. Need to see physician and undergo evaluation.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Smith
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
No cleanse: See physician could follow needle stick protocols for hiv. Expensive and potentially toxic.
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A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kenneth Smith
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Atrial fibrillation: I know of know foods except stimulants that agravate atrial fibrillation. Ie caffein. There are many medications to help control atrial fibrillation. ... Read More
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Mar 30, 2015
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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