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Dr. Kent Willyard

Family Medicine
Newport News, VA
24 years experience male

Locations

Office

Newport News, VA

Address

Patrick Henry Family Medicine, 12695 McManus Blvd. Bldg. 6, Ste. A, Newport News, VA
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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

Doctor Q&A

38 Answers
2 Agrees
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kent Willyard
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Yes, very normal.: Oral contrast materials commonly cause diarrhea. Once it's out of your system, everything should be fine.
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kent Willyard
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Yes...: It's called "orthostatic hypotension." basically , when you stand up, it takes a few seconds for the blood vessels to response to the change in gravit... Read More
A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kent Willyard
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Hard to say...: All of the conditions that you mentioned are distinctly different from one another. A frozen shoulder would not typically be treated with steroid inje... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kent Willyard
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Folliculitis?: It sounds like folliculitis, which is basically an infected hair follicle. You would need to have a doctor take a look in order to confirm, however.
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kent Willyard
Family Medicine 24 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 intoxica... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kent Willyard
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Probably.: Chocolate is a well-known gerd trigger.
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kent Willyard
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Try a PPI...: Ppi stand for "proton pump inhibitor." you can purchase Prilosec and Prevacid (lansoprazole) over-the-counter without a prescription. Take one pill ev... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kent Willyard
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Find another doc.: If she can't walk, she may have a severe ankle sprain, in which case she needs more than an ace bandage. If her regular doctor doesn't "get it, " ask ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kent Willyard
Family Medicine 24 years experience
That's normal.: Flatulence contains methane, a gas which has a rotten-egg or sulfur odor. This may be more common or noticeable if you consume a lot of meat. You prob... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kent Willyard
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Depends.: Have you had sex? If so, then you could be pregnant. Take a pregnancy test (available at your local pharmacy) to find out.
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kent Willyard
Family Medicine 24 years experience
No, it isn't.: It's impossible for a foreign body (bug or otherwise) to enter the brain through the ear canal without penetrating quite a few structures, including t... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kent Willyard
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Why…?: It's normal for your clitoris to have a hood covering it. This helps to prevent irritation to this very sensitive organ. If you were to have this remo... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kent Willyard
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Pressure from uterus: Pressure on the bladder from the uterus can cause these sort of urinary problems, especially farther along in pregnancy. Generally, however, this impr... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kent Willyard
Family Medicine 24 years experience
No.: Osteopenia is simply a decrease in bone mineralization, which could progress to osteoporosis and associated increased fracture risk. Neither condition... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kent Willyard
Family Medicine 24 years experience
No.: You should not combine alcohol and other potentially sedating medications, such as benzodiazepines. The combination can cause respiratory depression a... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kent Willyard
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Yes.: Waxing or shaving your pubic hair should not affect your pregnancy.
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kent Willyard
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Carpal tunnel…?: Most likely, you have carpal tunnel syndrome. This can be caused by a variety of things, and does not always affect the dominant hand. Try wearing a w... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kent Willyard
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Carpal tunnel…?: Most likely, you have carpal tunnel syndrome. This can be caused by a variety of things, and does not always affect the dominant hand. Try wearing a w... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kent Willyard
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Lithotripsy.: Several factors related to the stone, including stone burden (size and number), composition, and location, affect the outcome of extracorporeal shockw... Read More
A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kent Willyard
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Your BP is okay.: No need to panic. For most people, blood pressure should be less than or equal to 130/80. Yours is pretty much where it should be, unless you and your... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kent Willyard
Family Medicine 24 years experience
See a surgeon.: Bright red blood is usually caused by something low in the rectum or anal region. Hemorrhoids (either internal or external) or rectal fissures are the... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kent Willyard
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Yes.: Smoke is a bronchial irritant, and could definitely contribute to airway inflammation ("bronchitis.").
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kent Willyard
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Pharmacy.: Most pharmacies stock a variety of home test kits, including drug tests. Ask your pharmacist to show you what they have.
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kent Willyard
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Do you clench/grind?: Temporal headaches commonly occur in people who unconsciously clench their jaw or grind their teeth (usually at night, when they're unaware). It's com... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kent Willyard
Family Medicine 24 years experience
ESR is nonspecific.: Esr can be elevated for many reasons. An ESR of 20 is mildly elevated, but not necessarily a cause for alarm. Your doctor needs to consider the value ... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kent Willyard
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Yes and no.: Obviously, somebody is concerned that you could have some kind of cardiac problem. There is typically no need to stop taking metformin for an echocard... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kent Willyard
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Pelvic exam...: …and possibly a pelvic ultrasound to examine the ovaries and uterus.
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kent Willyard
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Could be allergies: Seasonal allergies are common in the fall, and you could develop new allergies as you get older. Some allergy sufferers experience swelling of the muc... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kent Willyard
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Yes.: No form of birth control is 100% effective, even with perfect use.
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kent Willyard
Family Medicine 24 years experience
See a neurologist.: There are many causes of seizure disorders. If you already know that you have a brain tumor, then that's certainly the most likely cause in your case.... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kent Willyard
Family Medicine 24 years experience
You don't have to.: At this time, there's no evidence that lowering hs-crp will lower cardiovascular risk. That's why hs-crp is referred to as a "risk marker" (as opposed... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Kent Willyard
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Hard to say...: It depends what you mean by "contortion." if you overstretch ligaments and muscles, you'll experience a period of pain and inflammation until these ti... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kent Willyard
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Incarcerated?: The hernia could be "incarcerated" or trapped. If it becomes "strangulate, " he could require emergency surgery. He needs to have this checked out by ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kent Willyard
Family Medicine 24 years experience
They usually don't.: These conditions typically evolve over time rather than start suddenly. For sudden symptoms, i would consider alternative diagnoses.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kent Willyard
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Depends.: Has she had sex? If so, then she could be pregnant. Consider a pregnancy test (available at your local pharmacy).

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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

Publications

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