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Dr. Michael Turner

Family Medicine
Atlanta, GA
38 years experience male

Locations

Atlanta Urgent Care

McDonough, GA

Address

P.O. Box 3187, McDonough, GA
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 9:00am - 9:00pm
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Insurances accepted

No Value

DrMichaelTurner.com

Atlanta, GA

Urgent Care & Occupational Medicine

Atlanta, GA

About

Bio

Recognized as 'Top Family Physician in Georgia' and 'Atlanta's Top Family Physician' by HelathTap's 2013 Top Physician Awards and has earned a national top three ranking for Occupational Medicine. Dr. Michael Turner is a dedicated, Board Certified Physician with over fifteen years of professional experience accompanied by significant career accomplishments and exemplary academic background specializing in ambulatory Primary Care, Urgent Care and Occupational Medicine and is a Certified Medical Examiner for The National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners. ccs . http://www.drmichaelturner.com/

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

Occupational Medicine

Urgent Care

Doctor Q&A

103 Answers
75 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Turner
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Excellent option: The serola sacroiliac belt is designed to compress and support the sacroiliac joints, thereby relieving stress and instability at these weight bearing... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Turner
Family Medicine 38 years experience
It depends: I assume that you are referring to scaling from sunburn. Scaling is the result of skin epidermal injury and inflammation secondary to a burn. Whethe... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Turner
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Technically no BUT: If you suffer from mitral valve prolapse, most physicians would encourage you to embrace a healthy lifestyle - exercise regularly, eat a healthy diet,... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Turner
Family Medicine 38 years experience
It depends: Generally speaking, bone density testing along with appropriate laboratory testing: cbc, calcium levels, metabolic panel, iron, ferritin, thyroid, an... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Turner
Family Medicine 38 years experience
See your doctor: This may well be an ingrown hair, folliculitis, or an early abscess. Depending on the distribution and appearance, your doctor may want to incise an... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Turner
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Generally not: If pneumonia is community acquired, your physician will usually treat you with antibiotics given normal flora present in your community. Biopsy is no... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Turner
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Definition: Atelectasis is defined as diminished volume affecting all or part of a lung - an incomplete expansion of part of the lung. Atelectasis can either b... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Turner
Family Medicine 38 years experience
It depends: You are probably referring to neck muscle spasms - the severe form of which can lead to a tilt or flexion of the neck and pain. Generally speaking, i... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Turner
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Generally Safe: Probably safe in the short term (less than 8 weeks). Heartburn, allergic reactions, flushing, headache and mouth sores are most common. Since pepperm... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Turner
Family Medicine 38 years experience
What does fwp: Mean in your lexicon? If I have more information, i will be able to answer your question more accurately.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Turner
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Without trauma. . .: You did not mention trauma so i presume this sensation occurred spontaneously. My first consideration would be a nerve related alteration in skin sen... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Turner
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Many factors : It sounds as if you might have achilles bursitis. A bursa acts as a cushion and lubricant between tendons/muscles that slide over bone. The retrocal... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Turner
Family Medicine 38 years experience
More information: I need more specifics in order to impart my thoughts. Do you have pain on urination? Do you have blood in your urine? Do you have involuntary loss ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Turner
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Factors to consider: I need to know more about this itchy area. Is it red? Do you have a rash? One side or both sides? What kind of exposures have you had? This could... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Turner
Family Medicine 38 years experience
It depends: What kind of illness do you have? As you know, marijuana is not pure thc. Marijuana will have a plethora of chemicals therein which may result in in... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Turner
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Numerous causes: It could mean many things. Certainly, given the anatomical proximity of the pelvic organs to the lower back, lower back pain is often associated with... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Turner
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Urgent Care: Is for people who have an urgency - not an emergency. For example, if your physician can not see you for a week, then urgent care might be a good opt... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Turner
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Great question: As a foodie, one must understand that curry is a mixture of many different spices including tumeric (orange color) and sometimes cinnamon. Chinese an... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Turner
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Not advised: Carbamide peroxide is essentially hydrogen peroxide. If you are using Ofloxacin otic for external otitis (swimmer's ear), i would defer using carbami... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Turner
Family Medicine 38 years experience
It depends: On many factors. Do they have active sores? What type of herpes are you referring to - oral herpes or genital herpes? Do you have a history of oral... Read More
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Turner
Family Medicine 38 years experience
It depends: I need a bit more information. Are you having pain in your right upper quadrant, right middle quadrant or right lower quadrant? What tests were done... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Turner
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Genetic testing : Although i’m not a fertility specialist, i would inquire as to whether your period on 5/21/13 was normal in terms of timing, duration and amount o... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Turner
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Many factors : Not sure. This is an unusual constellation of symptoms. I would suspect that this might be a postural issue. I would need more information to answe... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Turner
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Doctor Visit Needed: Ginkgo biloba is the most commonly referred to as a memory enhancer. If you are referring to male hair loss, this is due to the effect of dihydrotesto... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Turner
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Multifactorial: Prevention starts in childhood with adequate calcium, vitamin d intake and exercise. Avoid cigarettes, inactivity, excessive alcohol intake, excessiv... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Turner
Family Medicine 38 years experience
We don't know: But do not think so. This is a very difficult question with differing opinions depending on who you ask. Generally speaking, zoloft (sertraline) is ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Turner
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Not necessarily: Anxiety associated with mitral valve prolapse is a sequelae of the autonomic dysfunction associated with the genetically inherited mvp. There are man... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Turner
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Maybe: I need more symptoms and need to do a physical exam in order to determine this. Are you nauseated? Do you have the sensation that the room is spinni... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Turner
Family Medicine 38 years experience
It depends: This could be due to cerumen impaction or the accumulation of fluid in your middle ear - chronic serous otitis. Do you have hearing loss? Do you hav... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Turner
Family Medicine 38 years experience
It depends: Certainly any form of herpes can be transmitted through close personal contact with another person. With regard to oral herpes, a significant number ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Turner
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Your Doctor Required: To diagnose your headaches more info is needed; location, type of pain. However, you could have disorientation from migraines headaches or sinusitis w... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Turner
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Follow up needed: Yes, a bone scan or MRI would be appropriate if it has been 10 months since this injury.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Turner
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Inflammation of his : This most commonly is associated with an inflammation of his epididymis (epididymitis). Of course, he needs to see his physician in order to rule out... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Turner
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Need more info: I would need more information in order to treat you appropriately. I certainly would recommend that you see someone if you have an ear issue that is ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Michael Turner
Family Medicine 38 years experience
It depends: I find that a combination of therapies are most helpful. This usually involves stretches, modalities, appropriate shoe wear, braces in some cases, an... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Turner
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Obscure: Nattokinase is an enzyme that is derived from the fermentation of soybeans (natto). Natto has been used as a folk remedy for cardiovascular disease f... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Turner
Family Medicine 38 years experience
It depends: Have you had any trauma? Has the skin changed color - i.e. Fungus infection with whitening of skin between the toes? Do you have any scaling (eczema... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Turner
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Interesting: Have you traumatized your fourth toe? I see that you are only on unisom. Have you been tested for diabetes or have any risk factors? I seems most l... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Turner
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Need more info: Do you have a history of headaches? What causes your headaches? What makes them better? Are they associated with your periods? Do you have vision i... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Turner
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Maybe maybe not: I would need more history with regard to your menstrual history in order to answer this question. I would have to advise you to see your gynecologist... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Turner
Family Medicine 38 years experience
It depends: I am not sure what you mean by 'shreads'. If your penis skin is dry, you might want to consider using a hypoallergenic moisturizer. I would also w... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Turner
Family Medicine 38 years experience
GI symptoms: Symptoms are due to a chronic inflammatory process of the gastrointestinal tract that can affect any part of the tract from mouth to anus. Classical ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Turner
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Questionable assoc: Anal pain is most likely caused by hemorrhoids, fissures, abscesses, proctalgia fugax, or levator ani syndrome. If his new vitamin product is causing... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Turner
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Common: This is simply part of the expression/progression of dengue. I would recommend that you use some sort of soothing lotion - even calamine plus Benadry... Read More
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Turner
Family Medicine 38 years experience
It depends: I do not have enough information from the report to draw definitive conclusions. A highly displaced vertebra could indicate at your age that you have... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Turner
Family Medicine 38 years experience
It depends: Are they painful? I would also need to know your sexual history in order to give you better advice. These red bumps could be folliculitis, ingrown h... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Turner
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Rabies infection: The cdc states: all species of mammals are susceptible to rabies virus infection, but only a few are reservoirs for the disease. Distinct strains of ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Turner
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Need Fertility Exam: I would refer you to a fertility specialist. Certainly a complex ovarian cyst can be secondary to endometriosis which can adversely affect fertility.... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Turner
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Many Variables : Elocom is a medium potency steroid while eldoquin is hydroquinone, commonly used to lighten dark skin patches. Generally steroid creams, lotions, oint... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Turner
Family Medicine 38 years experience
It depends: Of course, it depends on what the etiology of your sore throat is - strep versus mycoplasma versus infectious mono versus viral infection. It also de... Read More

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Testimonials
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HealthTap member
Aug 2, 2013
Dr. Michael W. Turner is a fabulous physician! I appreciate a doctor who understands that it is stressful to contend with an injury from an accident. Dr. Turner asked me questions and addressed my c...Read More
HealthTap member
Dec 16, 2012
Dr. Turner is very intelligent and easy to relate to. He listened very carefully to my questions and concerns. He provided several things for me to consider that had not been presented to me by my oth...Read More
HealthTap member
May 20, 2013
Dr. Turner is a wonderful physician and I truly appreciate him taking the time to listen to my concerns and asking me questions to determine the best treatment plan for me.
HealthTap member
This saved my life. Thank You! Thanks for your detailed answer, since I still have 10 wks till baby!
HealthTap member
Thanks for your quick reply! What if I drained out the pus and blood? Is it okay to put a bandage?
HealthTap member
Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you, your answer was very helpful!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of North Carolina School of Medicine
Graduated 1989MD

Medical/Graduate school

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Graduated 1984MD

Residency

Johnson City Medical Center

Residency

Johnson City Medical Center

Residency

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA)
Completed 2014

Awards

Five-Star Doctors Georgia Honor Physician Award, Healthgrades
Five-Star Doctors Georgia, HealthGrades
Rated Excellent by RateMDs.com

Affiliations

American Board of Family Medicine
American Academy of Family Physicians
Georgia Academy of Family Physicians
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