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Dr. Kent Willyard

Family Medicine
Newport News, VA
23 years experience male

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Office

Newport News, VA

About

Bio

<strong>KENT E. WILLYARD, M.D., F.A.A.F.P.</strong> received his undergraduate degree from East Tennessee State University and earned his Doctor of Medicine at Eastern Virginia Medical School. He completed an internship and residency in Family Medicine at Riverside Regional Medical Center. Dr. Willyard is board certified in Family Medicine, a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians, and an Assistant Professor of Family and Community Medicine at Eastern Virginia Medical School. His special practice interests include preventive medicine, dermatology, mens' health, and cardiovascular disease. He has been practicing in Newport News since 2001.

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Family Medicine

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49 Answers
2 Agrees
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kent Willyard
Family Medicine 23 years experience
None.: Exercising will not likely be of any benefit, unless the swelling is simply from prolonged sitting and inactivity. Avoid excessive sodium and consider stopping ibuprofen, as nsaids can lead to swelling.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kent Willyard
Family Medicine 23 years experience
No.: You should not combine alcohol and other potentially sedating medications, such as benzodiazepines. The combination can cause respiratory depression and death.
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kent Willyard
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Calories, ulcers: Alcohol contains lots of calories and is not nutritional. After surgery, alcohol enters the bloodstream more quickly than before surgery. The intoxicating effects of alcohol occur sooner than before surgery and after smaller amounts are ingested. It is best to avoid drinking alcohol for at least six months after surgery, since it can be irritating to the stomach pouch and cause ulcers.

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Willyard is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Willyard is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I already take Prilosec (perscription) daily! 40 mg... Still no relief
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Thanks for your quick reply! My husband says Dr told him after a meal. He will clarify with her
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Thanks for your quick reply! 2 weeks I've had this my partner cheated did he give me something

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Eastern Virginia Medical School, VA
Graduated 1998MD

Medical/Graduate school

Eastern Virginia Medical School
Graduated 1998MD

Medical/Graduate school

East Tennessee State University
Graduated 1987MD

Residency

Riverside Regional Medical Center

Awards

Heart/Stroke Recognition, NCQA
Diabetes Certification, NCQA
Patient's Choice Award, Patient's Choice

Affiliations

American Medical Association
American Academy of Family Physicians
Society of Teachers of Family Medicine
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