Dr. William Byars

Family Medicine
Greer , SC
46 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

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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
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A female asked:
Dr. William Byars
Family Medicine 46 years experience
Looks good, but...: I'm assuming you started a thyroid supplement after the first test. This has brought your levels into the normal range. Barring other reasons to avoid... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Byars
Family Medicine 46 years experience
Keep looking: If your weight loss was unintentional, you need additional testing. An EGD scope procedure and colonoscopy may both be needed if you've not had them. ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Byars
Family Medicine 46 years experience
Thyroid or gonadal?: I'm guessing you've already had a thyroid blood test. Hyperthyroidism could cause all but the varicocele. The latter would seem to be unrelated to you... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Byars
Family Medicine 46 years experience
Need to find out: If food is getting stuck temporarily after swallowing, you have a definite problem with the esophagus. If it's just a tight feeling in your throat but... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Byars
Family Medicine 46 years experience
It's relative: It's in the eye of the beholder. So it's usually when one partner likes sex a lot more frequently than the other.
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Byars
Family Medicine 46 years experience
Access to batteries?: What was it that happened 6 hours beforehand? If he is able to swallow liquids normally, i would not be too concerned about a foreign object unless he... Read More
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Byars
Family Medicine 46 years experience
Gout or tendonitis?: You're getting recurrent inflammation there. If it were a stress fracture, the pain should be more persistent. Gout and tendonitis need to be consider... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. William Byars
Family Medicine 46 years experience
Several causes: Some meds, both prescription and otc, are capable of impairing kidney function and elevating the creatinine level. Ask your provider if that could be ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Byars
Family Medicine 46 years experience
Viral vs. allergy: Allergy vs. Viral infection. Try loratidine and ask your healthcare provider if it's ok to use a decongestant such as Mucinex (guaifenesin) d and nose... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Byars
Family Medicine 46 years experience
Consider these 2: Look for a problem in either the peripheral nervous system, such as a nerve compression in the neck, or in the circulatory system. If your blood press... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Byars
Family Medicine 46 years experience
Maybe: You could be pregnant regardless of whether you have pain. A pregnancy test should answer that question now. The pain is likely to be an unrelated iss... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Byars
Family Medicine 46 years experience
Pain?: Sometimes pain (e.g. Cramping) itself can induce a cold sweat. But so can infectious diseases, so watch out for fever or chills. If you develop persis... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Byars
Family Medicine 46 years experience
Meaning?: This may be hard for anyone to interpret with the information you provided. This is a pure radiologic finding that may or may not have anything to do ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Byars
Family Medicine 46 years experience
Tight muscles?: Try applying moist heat for about 20 minutes at a time, and begin to mobilize the neck slowly while the heat is applied. A prescription muscle relaxer... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Byars
Family Medicine 46 years experience
Get checked: Although not a cardiac problem, this pain could represent a problem that requires urgent attention. Examples would be a pulmonary embolism (a clot in ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Byars
Family Medicine 46 years experience
Yes: Yes. Anything that distracts someone from focusing on the present moment can impair memory. Memories sometimes don't get generated when the mind is di... Read More
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Byars
Family Medicine 46 years experience
Days at least: It'll take days- and longer if you have a hematoma (a collection of blood under the skin or muscle). If you have a hematoma, the bruising could beco... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Byars
Family Medicine 46 years experience
Yes: Yes, there is a blood test for hcg. It's mainly helpful in diagnosing ectopic pregnancy when the more sensitive method is used. Normally the urine tes... Read More
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A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Byars
Family Medicine 46 years experience
Yes: Tritace is ramipril, an ace inhibitor. This class of drugs, the favorite of many physicians for treatment of high blood pressure, is well-known to cau... Read More
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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Byars
Family Medicine 46 years experience
Hopefully: If you are significantly overwight, your chances of getting off ppi drugs will be helped by weight loss and multiple small meals rather than a couple ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Byars
Family Medicine 46 years experience
Tight muscles?: You may have some tight muscles in spasm in your back, which may make arterial pulsation within the muscles perceptible for you. If you haven't had ... Read More
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Byars
Family Medicine 46 years experience
Your HC provider: This is definitely one for your healthcare provider. There are big differences between irritable bowel syndrome (ibs) and inflammatory conditions such... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Byars
Family Medicine 46 years experience
May be normal bone: If it's at the very back of your head, directly in the midline, it's probably a normal bony lump called the external occipital protuberance. Sometimes... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Byars
Family Medicine 46 years experience
Some drug overlap: There's a certain amount of overlap between the effects of these two drugs, which raises the question of how badly you need the promethazine. If it's ... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Byars
Family Medicine 46 years experience
Lots of fluids,?med: Her doctor can decide (it needs to be today) whether tamiflu (oseltamivir) may be indicated in her situation. It depends on how long she has been sick... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Byars
Family Medicine 46 years experience
1st, blood sugar: Get your blood sugar checked to rule out diabetes. If it's normal, look for other problems that might cause increased thirst.
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Byars
Family Medicine 46 years experience
Maybe not: If she ever has symptoms of low blood volume (dizziness on standing) or has an abnormally low hemoglobin level, she is clearly bleeding excessively. T... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Byars
Family Medicine 46 years experience
Emphysema: I agree with dr. Ho and wanted to add that the "enlarged" lung is probably hyperexpanded, which is part of emphysema. Emphysema is an important compon... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Byars
Family Medicine 46 years experience
Maybe: This is really one for you and your health care provider. There are a lot of things to consider here. If you're vomiting, stop it, otherwise talk to ... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Byars
Family Medicine 46 years experience
Histamine is itchy: Sometimes exercise can trigger the release of histamine, which causes itching. An antihistamine such as zyrtec (cetirizine) before exercising might he... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Byars
Family Medicine 46 years experience
Medicine?: Some medicines can cause a metallic taste. Biaxin (clarithromycin) and Metronidazole are examples, but there are others. Some may interpret certain fo... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Byars
Family Medicine 46 years experience
Normal is true: Most women under 20 who have abnormal cervical cells as a result of hpv infection revert to normal later on as their immune system gets cranked up aga... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Byars
Family Medicine 46 years experience
No: The best way to diagnose genital herpes is with a culture of an active herpetic lesion. The value of pap smears is the ability to look for high risk f... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Byars
Family Medicine 46 years experience
Yes, by heart attack: The rate at which plaque accumulates in the walls of arteries is related to the cholesterol levels. It is also greatly affected by smoking, high blood... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Byars
Family Medicine 46 years experience
Maybe: It's too soon to tell. This is a tough question and you won't get the same answer from all providers. Some would say stop the medicine. Others would s... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Byars
Family Medicine 46 years experience
Casts?: They may be casts from one of the structures in your nasopharynx.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Byars
Family Medicine 46 years experience
Maybe: Questions remain about the safety of diet pills in general. If you're on the right dose of synthroid, (thyroxine) it should not add to whatever risks ... Read More
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Byars
Family Medicine 46 years experience
Maybe: Be sure your blood pressure is well-controlled. If not it may be a big factor in the headaches. The headaches and sweating may have a common origin or... Read More
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Byars
Family Medicine 46 years experience
Get checked: She needs to get checked to see if this is a heart problem or esophagitis. If the neck pain is in front, it's likely part of the same problem as the c... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Byars
Family Medicine 46 years experience
Check it more: Glucose in the urine indicates the blood sugar (bs) is high enough to overwhelm the ability of the kidneys to recover all of the glucose from filtered... Read More
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A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Byars
Family Medicine 46 years experience
No: Although i'm not a pulmonary md, i suspect the concentration of tobramycin in the ampules is determined with the belief that that is the ideal concent... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Byars
Family Medicine 46 years experience
Focus: Find a therapist who takes a real interest in you, pay close attention, and hold on very tightly to the value of patience. Although your therapist may... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Byars
Family Medicine 46 years experience
Med/ surg.: If you mean trigeminal neuralgia, the most effective medicine i've found is carbamazepine. There are invasive procedures that can help if medication f... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Byars
Family Medicine 46 years experience
Nature of pain: With acute appendicitis, the pain would normally be steady rather than intermittent. It would be aggravated by walking, with significant tenderness to... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Byars
Family Medicine 46 years experience
I agree: I agree with dr. Legha and wanted to add that it's very helpful for you and all concerned if you pointedly ask the following question about any treatm... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Byars
Family Medicine 46 years experience
Relax: Multiple thyroid nodules are much less likely to represent cancer than a single nodule. It's good that you're getting it checked out though.
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Byars
Family Medicine 46 years experience
Tremor?: Assuming your concern is about a tremor- you may be able to find online videos showing the difference between a parkinson's tremor and other tremors. ... Read More
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A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Byars
Family Medicine 46 years experience
Primary care: See a primary care physician. A few who have unusually severe blood lipid disorders may need to see an endocrinologist or other lipid specialist.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Byars
Family Medicine 46 years experience
Not helpful: The stickiness or viscosity of nasal mucus is not a good predictor of the underlying problem. Other symptoms are better indicators, such as the presen... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Byars
Family Medicine 46 years experience
Fever?: Several possibilities: assuming the cough was not just triggered by vomiting, she could have influenza or pneumonia. If so she will likely have fever ... Read More
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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

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