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Dr. William Byars

Family Medicine
Greer , SC
45 years experience male

Locations

Family Medicine Mountain View

Greer, SC

Address

406 Memorial Dr. Ext., Greer, SC
Directions

Office

Greer, SC

Mountain View Family Practice

Greer , SC

About

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.

Family Medicine

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

336 Answers
107 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Byars
Family Medicine 45 years experience
Yes,esp. tobacco: Air pollution by industries is one of the chief determinates of asthma in a given population. Cigarette smoke is responsible for precipitating many ca... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Byars
Family Medicine 45 years experience
Meds maybe more so: Your medicines may be more likely to affect menstruation than the crohn's itself, unless the disease is really active right now. Prednisone affects mu... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Byars
Family Medicine 45 years experience
Could be urgent: If he has been having brief periods of visual loss, he needs to be evaluated urgently to see if action needs to be taken to prevent a stroke.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Byars
Family Medicine 45 years experience
Not long: Clindamycin has a relatively short half life and has to be dosed multiple times daily. But its most worrisome potential adverse effect, c. Difficile c... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Byars
Family Medicine 45 years experience
Yes: Although every case is different, thyroid cancer is one of the most likely cancers to be cured by surgery.
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Byars
Family Medicine 45 years experience
Get checked: You should be checked out to see if you have a neurological problem giving you this sensation of "chills." following up on your thank-you note, the l... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Byars
Family Medicine 45 years experience
Yes, can be acquired: In my patient population , sleep apnea most often occurs following the development of a certain level of obesity. The degree of excess weight required... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Byars
Family Medicine 45 years experience
Agree: I agree with dr. Beresh and wanted to add that if you find the problem persists, get checked for causes of peripheral neuropathy, such as diabetes.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Byars
Family Medicine 45 years experience
Don't ignore: If this pain is more than mild and has begun within the past day or two, it could be an acute problem needing urgent attention. An example would be bl... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Byars
Family Medicine 45 years experience
Maybe: It can be, but these symptoms are very nonspecific. If you are short of breath and have no obvious explanation, you should be evaluated urgently.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Byars
Family Medicine 45 years experience
Depression?: Depression can impair concentration. Although it shouldn't cause memory loss per se, it often causes apathy (lack of interest), which might mean less ... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Byars
Family Medicine 45 years experience
Not likely: Your doctor will choose a donor site from which you are least likely to have future loss. Good luck!
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Byars
Family Medicine 45 years experience
Relax: Your odds of being pregnant after a year of trying are still pretty good. It's often recommended to see a fertility specialist if you don't conceive a... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Byars
Family Medicine 45 years experience
Need attention: If you cannot even drink you need attention urgently. If the pain in your "food pipe" is deep in your throat, it's likely a throat infection. If the p... Read More
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Byars
Family Medicine 45 years experience
Follow til clear: Bronchial tubes are not usually well-visualized on chest x rays, and not being able to see them well is not a very helpful finding one way or the othe... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. William Byars
Family Medicine 45 years experience
Can surgeon explain?: This is sketchy information. I think you may be saying you had surgery (?Successful?) even though mri's had shown nothing helpful. If that's true, the... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Byars
Family Medicine 45 years experience
Get checked: Could you be pregnant? Your weight gain and absence of periods may have a common origin, but this does not mean that one is causing the other. You sho... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Byars
Family Medicine 45 years experience
Maybe all one thing: Following an episode of gastroenteritis, it's not unusual to have a relapse within the following week or so. In these cases it's probably just an indi... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. William Byars
Family Medicine 45 years experience
Pleuritic pain: Pain that is aggravated by deep breathing is referred to as pleuritic pain, as it often arises from inflammation of the lining of the lung, which is c... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Byars
Family Medicine 45 years experience
Depends: If they are arranged around the rim of the glans penis, they are normal structures. But if some of them are on the shaft of the penis and more randoml... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Byars
Family Medicine 45 years experience
Not likely: Cancer is not high on the list of causes. Active infection and scar tissue from previous infection are near the top of the list. Don't settle for ongo... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Byars
Family Medicine 45 years experience
Not totally: Assuming Mirtazapine is the cause of the urinary frequency (there are many possible causes), you may acquire some degree of tolerance to this effect... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Byars
Family Medicine 45 years experience
Get help now: If you have access to healthcare, you should be evaluated to see the source of your bleeding. The bleeding could be coming from the stomach, esophagus... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Byars
Family Medicine 45 years experience
Keep looking: Don't give up on the search for a good doc! there's one out there somewhere.
A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Byars
Family Medicine 45 years experience
Take care of both: If you need warfarin, you need a therapeutic dose, so it's right for your dosage to be increased. Your nasal problem needs the best care possible, to ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Byars
Family Medicine 45 years experience
No: It will not harm the baby.
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Byars
Family Medicine 45 years experience
Mood disorder: Might be worth taking an online screening questionnaire to see if there's a particular type of mood disorder that you may be dealing with. It might ex... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. William Byars
Family Medicine 45 years experience
Several causes: Shingles usually causes cluster(s) of tiny blisters (vesicles). If you have pain in a much wider area than is covered by the blisters, shingles is lik... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Byars
Family Medicine 45 years experience
??: I see your question's been out there for a while. Perhaps it's because i (and others?) have no idea what rh9 is. And the rh blood factor, for a given ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Byars
Family Medicine 45 years experience
Keep pursuing it: You're right to be concerned about fatigue, but a normal ldh level is not a clue about what's wrong. In fact, a 20-test chemistry panel for the averag... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Byars
Family Medicine 45 years experience
No: A problem that compromises the spinal cord itself would be urgent and serious. The garden variety "pinched nerve" problem in the cervical spine could ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Byars
Family Medicine 45 years experience
Hiatal hernia poss.: If unusual gurgling sounds persist, it might indicate that part of your stomach has herniated through your diaphragm muscle into the chest. This is ca... Read More
A 66-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Byars
Family Medicine 45 years experience
Rest and no stress: In case it's pertinent for you, i'll mention getting plenty of sleep, and using any stress-reduction methods you can learn. Lack of sleep and stress a... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Byars
Family Medicine 45 years experience
You may be right: If you're right about the "too much pressure" it's probably confined to the right middle ear compartment. Could just as easily be too little pressure ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. William Byars
Family Medicine 45 years experience
Yes: See if you can gently express residual cyst contents with pressure. Use an antibacterial ointment, cover it, and soak it in warm water twice daily to ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Byars
Family Medicine 45 years experience
OK: Bell's palsy often takes many weeks to resolve. A small percentage of cases will improve but never totally resolve. I don't know of any reason to chan... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Byars
Family Medicine 45 years experience
Maybe: If you're sexually active and not using birth control, it's at the top of your list of considerations. And would be the next time and the time after t... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Byars
Family Medicine 45 years experience
Probably: The definitive point make it unlikely to be a serious lesion. If it persists longer than a few weeks with no signs of starting to resolve, i'd have it... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Byars
Family Medicine 45 years experience
Get checked: If the idea of pregnancy scares you, it sounds like you need contraception- assuming the pregnancy test is accurate, which it probably is. See your pr... Read More
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Byars
Family Medicine 45 years experience
Get started: Your symptoms are most likely coming from a disc herniation (or arthritic spur) that's compressing at least one spinal nerve root. There are other pro... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Byars
Family Medicine 45 years experience
Many possibilities: This is a "spot" in the lung where there's a concentration of solid tissue. The spot may represent a focus of past or present immune activity against ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Byars
Family Medicine 45 years experience
No problem: If you're due for a pap, you'll need it regardless of whether you're pregnant. You might want to look up the most recent recommendations of the preven... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Byars
Family Medicine 45 years experience
Something else: There are normally no lymph nodes in the location you're describing.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Byars
Family Medicine 45 years experience
Don't: Never ever take more of a drug than prescribed. Klonopin (clonazepam) is a controlled drug and cannot be refilled early. It can have nasty withdrawal ... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Byars
Family Medicine 45 years experience
Allergy?: If you have any allergy history at all, or have sneezing, itchy eyes, consider adding an antihistamine such as loratidine or zyrtec. Most allergic peo... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Byars
Family Medicine 45 years experience
Huh?: I can't help but wonder what you're doing. Food that is chewed and swallowed, if it is visible at all on x ray, would have a very amorphous appearance... Read More
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Byars
Family Medicine 45 years experience
Look at GI tract: If this connection between eating and pain continues to hold true, look for a source within the gastrointestinal tract. Esophagitis and gallbladder di... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Byars
Family Medicine 45 years experience
Yes: Yes. Ideally synthroid (thyroxine) should be taken on an empty stomach 30 min. Before food or other meds.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Byars
Family Medicine 45 years experience
Recessive genes: If each of your parents has one rh + and one rh- gene, they will both produce the rh antigen. But each of their offspring has a one out of four chance... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Byars
Family Medicine 45 years experience
Check BP: Be sure your blood pressure is ok. Sometimes corticosteroids can raise blood pressure, which is capable of causing headaches at times.

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Byars is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Byars is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you! I felt my PCP dismissed my concern. Just want to know I'm not going into CHF anytime soon. I appreciate your time!
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Thanks for your quick reply! I'll check pressure in both arms as soon as I can get out (snowstorm). It's weird, the arm just started aching.
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Thanks for your quick reply! Sometimes a high potency tabz also burns my stomach alot, u'r sugested tabz wuld also B helpful in this case?

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine, SC
Graduated 1977MD

Medical/Graduate school

Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine
Graduated 1977MD

Residency

Greenville Health System
Completed 1980

Residency

Greenville Hospital System

Awards

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