Dr. Michael Turner

Family Medicine
Atlanta, GA
39 years experience male

Locations

Atlanta Urgent Care

McDonough, GA

Address

P.O. Box 3187, McDonough, GA
Directions

My office hours

Thursday: 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
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Family Medicine

Emergency Medicine

Occupational Medicine

Urgent Care

Doctor Q&A

103 Answers
75 Agrees
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Turner
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Lipomas: Are benign fatty lesions sometimes confused with sebaceous cysts. Generally there is no harm with doing nothing. If they are recurrently inflamed an... Read More
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Turner
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Picture please: Are you a smoker? Do you drink alcohol? Have you been on antibiotics? Is the area sore? I see that you are on alboz (omeprazole). This medication... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Turner
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Alpha Hydroxy Acids: Alpha hydroxy acids, especially glycolic acid, is a good starting point for pih (post inflammatory hyperpigmentation). Many over-the-counter products ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Turner
Family Medicine 39 years experience
It depends: On whether you have an acute infection or a chronic infection. It also depends on many variables including the cause of your infection, your nasal / ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Turner
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Many causes: Ileitis is simply an inflammation of the distal small bowel - ileum. Although crohn's disease is a common cause of ileitis, multiple other causes are... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Turner
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Maybe maybe not: Mrsa is methicillin resistant staph aureus that in the community form tends to cause skin infections and abscesses. You are at risk in contracting MR... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Turner
Family Medicine 39 years experience
It depends: The gallbladder and liver are common sources of pain on the right upper side. To evaluate this, i would start off with an abdominal ultrasound to loo... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Turner
Family Medicine 39 years experience
It depends: You are probably referring to a 'contracted' gallbladder. This can occur physiologically after a high fat meal or subsequent to intravenous hormone s... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Turner
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Shouldn't effect : Sennas act as laxatives and are similar to aloe and rhubarb. These compounds act on the lower bowel to increase peristaltic movements by irritating t... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Turner
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Doctor visit needed: Generally speaking, bacterial vaginosis is a foul odor. Certainly, with any discharge in a sexually active female, you would need to have complete st... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Turner
Family Medicine 39 years experience
It depends BUT: Probably so. Generally speaking, the decision to have an abortion is difficult and often associated with grieving on some level with regard to the lo... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Turner
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Interesting: I assume that you mean 'suck' rather than 'sack' fluid from a woman in intercourse. I am not sure what your context is for this question. If you are... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Turner
Family Medicine 39 years experience
It depends: How big was the bone? Esophageal complications from swallowing sharp animal bones are common and must be removed by endoscope. If the bone passed th... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Turner
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Not Likely : What kind of side effects are you talking about? Specific symptoms might be helpful in giving you a more complete answer. Thanks.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Turner
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Many variables : You did not mention trauma. Are your ankle or foot joints hot? Are they swollen? Any new activities? My first thoughts would include some form of ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Turner
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Interesting: Question. Generally pinching the skin is done during a capillary refill test whereby one presses the finger pad skin long enough for it to turn white... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Turner
Family Medicine 39 years experience
You might: I assume that you are referring to aches and pains in lung/chest after an episode of bronchitis or pneumonia. If cough was associated with your illne... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Turner
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Not sure if: You can suffer from a ppd. Ppd refers to purified protein derivative and is a screening test for tuberculosis. Either there is a reaction or not. I... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Turner
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Probably Limited: Terminology is confusing and research is largely inconclusive. Despite concerns in the 1970s regarding artificial sweetener and bladder cancer, there... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Turner
Family Medicine 39 years experience
IT DEPENDS: Scalp that hurts could be due to an inflammatory process of the scalp due to diet, stress, hormonal imbalance, bacterial or fungal infection. Do you h... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Turner
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Depends on . . .: Depends on where you are in your cycle. If you missed only one pill, restart birth control pills asap and continue taking daily. No additional contr... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Turner
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Clarification: I need clarification as to what you are asking. Are you asking if sperm on your breast/nipple will have any effect or whether sperm in your vagina wi... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Turner
Family Medicine 39 years experience
It depends: As you know, dengue has three distinct phases - febrile, critical and recovery phases. It would be important to know where you are in the progressio... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Turner
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Free Medical & RXs: For medical treatment check the national association of free and charitable clinics: http://www.Nafcclinics.Org/ free prescriptions - check patient... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Turner
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Probably not: Dexedrine (dextroamphetamine) may interact with some medications that are used to treat peptic ulcer disease - thereby increasing the side effects of ... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Turner
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Pepto Bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) : Pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) contains Bismuth Subsalicylate and is useful as an over the counter medication for treating heartburn, indigestio... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Turner
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Such findings are...: Such findings are often seen with pregnancy as the body prepares for lactation. Are you nipples sore? Please see your physician to verify or rule ou... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Turner
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Not Necessarily: About one-third of clinical trials are done in the european free trade area, about one-third of clinical trials are done in the United States and cana... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Turner
Family Medicine 39 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
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Turner
Family Medicine 39 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
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Turner
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Clomid (clomiphene) - (OHSS): Start with a pregnancy test. I assume that you had a complete infertility work up by your fertility physician to rule out other causes of infertility... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Turner
Family Medicine 39 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
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A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Turner
Family Medicine 39 years experience
LIVER: The hypochondrium is the upper part of the abdomen interior to the lowest ribs of the thorax. The liver is found in the right hypochondrium.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Turner
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Could be simple rash: This could be something as simple as 'heat rash' or acne although acne would be my second consideration. I would recommend that you see your pediatri... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Turner
Family Medicine 39 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
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Turner
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Yes: But, check with your physician first. I tend to lean towards holistic, organic, plant based vitamin products. However, a basic prenatal vitamin is r... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Michael Turner
Family Medicine 39 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
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Turner
Family Medicine 39 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
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Turner
Family Medicine 39 years experience
No Blood Work: Blood work is not needed in determining the meaning of a positive PPD (new positive versus historical positive (e.g. Bcg vaccination)) in context of m... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Turner
Family Medicine 39 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
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Turner
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Yes: Interesting questions. Yes, you will most likely 'breakout' in a rash if you are allergic to penicillin. Can you have sex with a person who is takin... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Turner
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Not necessarily: Both medications are commonly prescribed for sinus infections but Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) tends to be more effective in covering bacte... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Turner
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Not recommended: Where on your nose do you want to pierce? Are you type i or type ii diabetic? Is your sugar managed appropriately? Have you had trouble with infect... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Turner
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Honey and Tea: If you have honey at home, you might want to try mixing honey and fresh lemon juice in some warm water and sip. Alcohol should be avoided since it is... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Turner
Family Medicine 39 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
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Turner
Family Medicine 39 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
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Turner
Family Medicine 39 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
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Turner
Family Medicine 39 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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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Turner
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Yes generally but: It depends on the cause. The most common form is benign paroxysmal positional vertigo which is often caused by a virus. Of course, there are other c... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Turner
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Maybe normal: Maybe. Were any medical problems identified on your initial prenatal visit? Have you been pregnant before? Did you experience any medical issues du... Read More
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Testimonials
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Thank you notes
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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