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Dr. Tonya Kozminski

Family Medicine
Killeen, TX
20 years experience female

Locations

TEXAS STAR MEDICINE

Killeen, TX

Address

Killeen, TX
Directions

About

Bio

Transitioning from DOD to civilian practice after 8 wonderful years academic medicine as family medicine faculty with military as a GS while my husband was active duty. I enjoy all fields of family medicine and Osteopathic Medicine. I consider being a physician a blessing on so many levels, the number one reason, aside from how much I love my patients, is that I get a job that I get to do everyday that truly love. There is not much better gift in life beyond our own health & family than to have happiness in our life's work & calling, for this I am abundantly blessed.

Specialties
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Family Medicine

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

30 Answers
44 Agrees
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tonya Kozminski
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Weight, diet: Weight typically is a math equation calories in + calories used= cal stored or burned (excess or deficit ave 3500 per pound.). Now that doesn't mean ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tonya Kozminski
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Ear pain: A bit less common. However, various things may be the cause. Overeating can reflux, depending on how badly and your personal symptoms because the an... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tonya Kozminski
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Exercise illness: Most providers will advise that if you so not have a fever it is ok to so mild exercise. But keep in mind if you have any dizziness from congestion y... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tonya Kozminski
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Ignore: A good palliative plan involves all family members so they are advocates of patient at right times.
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tonya Kozminski
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Brain tumor: Say tumor & brain, yikes! who isn't terrified?Important to ask is why do you think you have one? (very legitimate, valid reasons no doubt. I'm not di... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Tonya Kozminski
Family Medicine 20 years experience
E. coli treatment: E. Coli is a bacteria, thus typically antibiotics are required. Diflucan (fluconazole) is an anti fungal medication. It is highly unlikely to "trea... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tonya Kozminski
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Ovarian cysts : Ovarian cysts r nml in month cycle but can "go wrong", too many cysts or don't open, etc. If cysts get larger they can be painful but most simple cys... Read More
A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tonya Kozminski
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Celiac, gluten wheat: Wheat intolerance can be gluten intolerance caused by celiac dz. Celiac has many systemic symptoms, joint pains are certainly part. Celiac.Org has ... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tonya Kozminski
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Bloating: There is no instant relief ; time is usually the biggest cure. Sometime otc meds like gas-x (simethicon) can help. Gentle activity like walking or s... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tonya Kozminski
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Depression medical: Recovery depends on cause: infection, inflammation, or chronic: irritable bowel syndrome or disease? Regardless, it is frustrating when u can't do wh... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tonya Kozminski
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Abscess: If u hv had seb.Cyst b4, now have a firm, ropey, warm tender area, chances r this is related. Very common is a condition called hiradenitis supporti... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tonya Kozminski
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Torticollis, tmj : If u get spasm in the neck mucles crossing from back to front of neck often people get some jaw joint (TMJ) pain. But often the reverse is also true,... Read More
A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tonya Kozminski
Family Medicine 20 years experience
LVRS: Lvrs is usually done in pts w large bulla (air pockets) theory is that it allows the air pressure mismatch that has formed inside vs outside chest cav... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tonya Kozminski
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Hcg levels: Preg is "dated" by first day of last menses. "a wk pregnant" is technically before conception, (typically around ovulation @ day 14 depending your c... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tonya Kozminski
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Bowel regimens: It depends if your bowel movements are of a normal consistency. There is wide range of "normal" #/ frequency of bm per day. Eating triggers GI tra... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Tonya Kozminski
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Food intolerances : Food intolerances can elicit hyper secretion as well as swelling in the tissues which will make any mucous more noticeable. Reflux also commonly caus... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tonya Kozminski
Family Medicine 20 years experience
First trim nausea: Every person is diff and every pregnancy will be diff. What you describe is not uncommon. Eat small amt of food freq. If nausea severe keep crackers/... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tonya Kozminski
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Dumping syndrome: Absolutely i agree ibd is highest prob!. Also think of dumping syndrome. If it was soon after your gb was removed & tends to occur after eating, th... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tonya Kozminski
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Ignore: Being in palliative care does not mean no care. This fear often deters families from palliative care.
A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tonya Kozminski
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Be I ideal bodywt: We typically use bmi or ideal body weight based on height which does not account at all for age or muscle mass. By height ; female only ibw is 115# b... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tonya Kozminski
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Cough: Cough is so broad... A chest x-ray is good, like looking for tumors & such. But does not show alot.. Cough can be from asthma, or a nighttime cough ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tonya Kozminski
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Pregnancy dates : If you have a "typical" 28 day cycle, a due date of aug 29 would mean your first day of last menses (fdlmp) was nov 21, and conception roughly dec 5.... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tonya Kozminski
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Constipation, bowel: Often constipation with liquid leaking around stool causes this, but there are many causes and treatments depending upon cause. Most commonly a good ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tonya Kozminski
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Nickel allergy: Many people have sensitivity or allergy to nickel to varying severity. Very allergic ppl may even note red circles inside belt line from jeans pegs/ ... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tonya Kozminski
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Fasiculations: Muscle spasms, (fasicularions) can b from electrolyte changes, diet or those w heavy exercise (which can also inc Lactic Acid in muscle ; cause sim fe... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tonya Kozminski
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Create: Create realistic goals! set time frames accounting for acute healing, recovery limits & appropriate past baseline.
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tonya Kozminski
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Dishydrosis: Pts have episodic rashes of the hands and feet with or without vesicles (or clear blisters) that are assoc with very dry painful cracking skin. Thou... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tonya Kozminski
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Pica, developmental : Some children may go through phases of exploring their world through "all" senses whenever possible, but typically this lasts short time (.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tonya Kozminski
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Urachal cyst: If u have or had a piercing that is likely cause, but fungal infections or congenital pockets called urachal cysts are very common also. These often ... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tonya Kozminski
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Bumps: It depends how long, hard/ soft, fluid or pus? I get impression these have been there a bit, i wonder if poss. You r referring to milia. They are ti... Read More

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Testimonials
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Jan 20, 2014
I fully recommend Dr. Kozminski to anyone needing her help as she has provided wonderful answers and seems to care deeply about her field of medicine. Great Physician and Colleague!
Dr. Donald Jacobson
Jan 6, 2014
Dr. Kozminski has a passion for medicine and for helping people. Her answers are thorough and accurate and show a high degree of compassion. I recommend her highly.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Kozminski is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Did it because I felt uncomfortable,it's not a habit,thank you though.
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, PA
Graduated 2002MD

Residency

ALTOONA REGIONAL HEALTH SYSTEM

Residency

MEADVILLE MEDICAL Mead I

Awards

Teaching faculty Family Medicine: Darnall Army Medical Center, Adjunct faculty Family Medicine Madigan Army Medical Center, Associate Professor Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences
Top Doctor, First Place, Temple Region, TX - Summer
2013
Most Influential, First Place, Temple Region, TX - Summer
2013
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