Dr. Stephen Christensen

Family Medicine
Siletz, OR
37 years experience male

Locations

Office

Siletz, OREGON

Address

Siletz, OREGON
Directions

Office

Sandpoint, ID

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

Emergency Medicine

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Christensen
Family Medicine 37 years experience
According : According to a 2010 review in "the journal of the american medical association, " fewer than one-half of one percent of untreated hiv-infected individ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Stephen Christensen
Family Medicine 37 years experience
There : There are several ways to deal with chickenpox scars; the methods used mirror the techniques employed to remove acne scars. Depending on the number, ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Stephen Christensen
Family Medicine 37 years experience
This : This certainly sounds like hemorrhoids, or possibly an anal fissure (a split in the skin surrounding your anus). Hemorrhoid creams, applied both inter... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Christensen
Family Medicine 37 years experience
It's : It's unlikely the epidural injections contributed to your spotting. The fact that your gynecologist prescribed Provera (medroxyprogesterone) (progeste... Read More
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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Christensen
Family Medicine 37 years experience
I'm : I'm sorry you're in pain. Your doctor prescribed Suboxone for a reason (this medication is usually prescribed for people with opioid dependence) so ad... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Stephen Christensen
Family Medicine 37 years experience
If : If your friend has performed oral sex on other men who had chlamydia (and she very well could have, since she is apparently infected with chlamydia) s... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Stephen Christensen
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Since : Since you posted your question a week ago, you have probably dealt with this problem by now. My main concern here is that you've either lost your mi... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Stephen Christensen
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Sicca : Sicca symptoms (dry mouth and eyes) are frequently caused by medications, such as antidepressants, antihistamines, certain blood pressure drugs, anti-... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Stephen Christensen
Family Medicine 37 years experience
The : The first thing that must be ruled out is a urinary tract infection. Infections irritate the bladder wall and trigger urinary urgency and frequency. Y... Read More
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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Christensen
Family Medicine 37 years experience
I'm : I'm sorry your son is having so much trouble with this chest pain. Since he was diagnosed with a "valve problem, " and beta blockers were recommended ... Read More
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A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Christensen
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Shingles : Shingles is caused by the same virus that causes chickenpox. When you get chickenpox -- usually as a child -- your immune system suppresses the virus... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Christensen
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Given : Given your past history, i can certainly understand your worries about simply draining these recurrent cysts. However, i suspect your doctor also has ... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Christensen
Family Medicine 37 years experience
I'm : I'm sorry to hear about your ongoing chest pain. It sounds like your main concern is heart disease, which was essentially ruled out two years ago with... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Stephen Christensen
Family Medicine 37 years experience
There : There are several different forms of pneumothorax or "collapsed lung." many pneumothoraces are small enough that they can simply be observed with ser... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Christensen
Family Medicine 37 years experience
While : While recent events in your life may have contributed to your nipple discharge, this condition can be triggered by something as simple as regularly we... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Stephen Christensen
Family Medicine 37 years experience
I'm : I'm sorry you don't feel well. Your symptoms are not uncommon for someone who's been taking a broad-spectrum antibiotic. These medications not only er... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Stephen Christensen
Family Medicine 37 years experience
As : As you probably know, there are a couple of ways to start birth control pills. If you start taking them during the first five days of your menstrual c... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Christensen
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Since : Since you posted this question a week ago, you've undoubtedly discovered that no medical care was warranted in this situation. Foods are a common sour... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Stephen Christensen
Family Medicine 37 years experience
If : If you have compression fractures, arthritis, and degenerative disc disease in your back, it's likely the same processes are occurring in your neck. W... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Stephen Christensen
Family Medicine 37 years experience
I : I can understand your concerns. Although your symptoms are more than likely due to a "run-of-the-mill" viral syndrome, HIV infection sometimes causes ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Stephen Christensen
Family Medicine 37 years experience
I'm : I'm sorry you don't feel well. As you probably know, antinuclear antibodies (ANA) are produced in a number of autoimmune diseases, including lupus (ab... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Stephen Christensen
Family Medicine 37 years experience
One : One of the best ways to find a good surgeon, cardiologist, gynecologist, or what-have-you is to talk to your family doctor. He/she probably has a pret... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Stephen Christensen
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Your : Your symptoms could certainly be due to stress, but certain psychological disorders, such as agitated depression or generalized anxiety disorder, are ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Stephen Christensen
Family Medicine 37 years experience
The : The international rosacea foundation (and most other experts) strongly recommend against chemical peels in rosacea patients. The reasoning for this re... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Stephen Christensen
Family Medicine 37 years experience
"Malignant : "malignant neoplasm of colon" is just another way of saying "colon cancer." there are any number of risk factors that increase a person's chances for ... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Christensen
Family Medicine 37 years experience
I'm : I'm sorry your family is confronted by these difficult problems. As you know, each of you sees things from a unique perspective. It's quite possible y... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Stephen Christensen
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Unfortunately, : Unfortunately, the photos you furnished don't offer much additional information. One possible cause for your symptoms is herpetic whitlow, which is an... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Stephen Christensen
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Losing : Losing weight can be a frustrating process, and you're certainly not alone in this respect. A number of factors influence a person's tendency to lose ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Christensen
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Most : Most yeast infections cause a great deal of vaginal itching in addition to the heavy, cottage cheese-like discharge. If you're not having any symptoms... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Christensen
Family Medicine 37 years experience
I'm : I'm sorry you don't feel well. There are several conditions that could explain your symptoms. If you're sexually active, you may have a sexually trans... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Christensen
Family Medicine 37 years experience
The : The primary risk factor for basal cell carcinoma is sun exposure. Advancing age, male gender, and fair skin are additional risk factors, as is exposur... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Stephen Christensen
Family Medicine 37 years experience
It's : It's possible you've fractured your fibula, which is the thin bone on the outside of your lower leg. If you haven't seen your doctor about this proble... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Stephen Christensen
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Kidney : Kidney stones occur when microscopic mineral deposits crystallize in your urine and gradually grow until they become large enough to move, which cause... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Stephen Christensen
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Antidepressant-associated : Antidepressant-associated suicidal ideation appears to be influenced by a variety of factors, including age, sociodemographic background, and the spec... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Stephen Christensen
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Once : Once your cast is removed, you may find that your hand is a bit weak and stiff. Some rehabilitation will probably be required, and you might even need... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Stephen Christensen
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Any : Any time you miss a birth control pill, your risk of pregnancy is increased. The usual instructions when you miss an active pill are to take both the ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Stephen Christensen
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Carbon : Carbon monoxide poisoning -- whether acute or chronic -- is determined by measuring your carboxyhemoglobin levels. In cases of overexposure, your carb... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Stephen Christensen
Family Medicine 37 years experience
There : There are a number of potential causes for glycosuria, or "sugar in the urine." diabetes is among the most common causes of glycosuria, but urine test... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Stephen Christensen
Family Medicine 37 years experience
While : While your symptoms are probably due to your body's attempt to reestablish its normal hormonal balance, there could be other causes. If you've had unp... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Stephen Christensen
Family Medicine 37 years experience
It : It isn't clear from your description if you have redundant labia minora (an enlarged "inner lip") or if one of your bartholin's glands is blocked and ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Stephen Christensen
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Since : Since you posted your question nearly a week ago, this issue may have already been resolved. If you take Plan B within 72 hours of having unprotected ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Stephen Christensen
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Given : Given your daughter's history, i can understand your concerns about her bowel function. However, it really isn't necessary for any person -- especiall... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Stephen Christensen
Family Medicine 37 years experience
You : You didn't mention your age or gender, which are vital pieces of information. If you're a male over the age of 45, you could be suffering from benign ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Stephen Christensen
Family Medicine 37 years experience
I'm : I'm sorry to hear about your situation. Since you posted your question a week ago, i hope you've addressed this issue by now. The best time to perform... Read More
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A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Christensen
Family Medicine 37 years experience
When : When the lymph nodes in more than one body region are swollen and tender (a condition called generalized lymphadenopathy), this frequently indicates t... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Christensen
Family Medicine 37 years experience
You : You have a condition called intertrigo, which is caused by yeast (usually candida albicans) infecting your skin. These organisms thrive in moist, warm... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Christensen
Family Medicine 37 years experience
I'm : I'm sorry you're having so much trouble with bad breath. Halitosis (bad breath) can be caused by a number of conditions, but it usually arises from de... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Stephen Christensen
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Many : Many women have irregular menstrual cycles throughout their reproductive years, and this is their "normal" pattern. I sense this is not the case with ... Read More
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A 59-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Christensen
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Since : Since you posted this question five days ago, you've probably addressed this issue by now. Naturally, a fever in someone who's got a kidney stone -- ... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Christensen
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Persistent : Persistent nausea can be due to a number of conditions, such as pregnancy, peptic ulcer disease, gastritis (inflammation of the stomach lining), gallb... Read More
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Christensen is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Christensen is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This saved my life. Thank You! This sounds exactly like my problem she's a virgin n i wanna b great so it is what she think it is but how do i relieve the anxiety/stress
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! That was a very thorough and helpful answer for someone in a similar situation. Thanks!
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank. My daughter & I still suffer from hypoxia after LT CO exposure.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Utah School of Medicine
Graduated 1986MD

Residency

Mckay Dee Hospital Center

Residency

Mckay Dee Hospital Center
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