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Dr. Cheryl Winchell

Family Medicine
Gaithersburg, MD
52 years experience female

Locations

Office

Gaithersburg, MD

Address

19241 Montgomery Village Ave, Gaithersburg, MD
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Specialties
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Family Medicine

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

31 Answers
7 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cheryl Winchell
Family Medicine 52 years experience
Gain weight: Breast tissue has a lot of fat. Not all fat people will put the weight on in the breast area though.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cheryl Winchell
Family Medicine 52 years experience
You : You are describing pain where people with appendicitis localize their symptoms. If you were seen early on in the process, a ct and blood count could b... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cheryl Winchell
Family Medicine 52 years experience
Familial tremors: At age 31, your tremors are most likely benign familial tremors aggravated by caffeine and anxiety. Medications can cause tremors, too. Parkinsons d... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cheryl Winchell
Family Medicine 52 years experience
Eat fat: You get more calories from fat which translates into more energy for maintaining body heat on cold exposure.
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cheryl Winchell
Family Medicine 52 years experience
Persistent : Persistent cough with head congestion is usually caused by sinusitis. Recurrent coughing can strain abdominal muscles and could explain why your tummy... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cheryl Winchell
Family Medicine 52 years experience
Not : Not everyone who tears their rotator cuff requires or gets surgery. Minor tears might be surgically repaired in a competitive athlete while more major... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cheryl Winchell
Family Medicine 52 years experience
Yes: If you are young enough, sexually active, and not using protection, pregnancy is always possible.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cheryl Winchell
Family Medicine 52 years experience
Have sex: Generally, you are most fertile about 14 days after the start of you menstrual cycle. Ovulation kits can help you determine the best time to couple.
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cheryl Winchell
Family Medicine 52 years experience
Dark : Dark brown usually means old blood. If you use tampons, you may have forgotten to remove one. You should see your physician if there is a chance of pr... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cheryl Winchell
Family Medicine 52 years experience
Yes: Pasta is generally flour based. People with gluten sensitivity would be unable to eat pasta but could tolerate rice without symptoms. Both pasta and r... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Cheryl Winchell
Family Medicine 52 years experience
The : The marijuana is no longer in your system. The high spirits you are experiencing are not due to the drug. You may be experiencing mania, a kind of art... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Cheryl Winchell
Family Medicine 52 years experience
You : You have some protection from the first two shots and the third would boost that protection. If you are married and have only one sex partner, you wil... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Cheryl Winchell
Family Medicine 52 years experience
Being : Being pregnant has no effect on whether or not you can get brain cancer. Treatment of the cancer could be effected without terminating the pregnancy i... Read More
A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cheryl Winchell
Family Medicine 52 years experience
Polyurina: Frequent urge to urinate, some discomfort and feeling that one has not completely emptied the bladder even after just urinating...
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cheryl Winchell
Family Medicine 52 years experience
If : If you need to change your tampon or pad hourly, this is not a normal menstrual flow. The possible causes of this heavy bleeding are many in number. B... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Cheryl Winchell
Family Medicine 52 years experience
You : You probably have polycystic ovaries. Menstrual abnormalities, increased facial hair, and Insulin resistance are usually present. A pelvic ultrasound ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cheryl Winchell
Family Medicine 52 years experience
Infrequent sex: Some people need to refrain from ejaculating to build up sperm counts. Semen analysis is generally performed after 3 days of abstinence from ejaculati... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cheryl Winchell
Family Medicine 52 years experience
If : If you are stopping breathing and your wife notices, you probably are snoring with episodes of apnea. If you are overweight and have day time drowsine... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cheryl Winchell
Family Medicine 52 years experience
Reflux: Esophageal reflux pain typically refers to the mid back region and is worse at night. Other possibilities include musculoskeletal pain in which case t... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cheryl Winchell
Family Medicine 52 years experience
Likely: She has long standing (brawny) edema and a reversible pitting component. Venous insufficiency, usually due to varicose veins, runs in families. She co... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Cheryl Winchell
Family Medicine 52 years experience
Most : Most people don't have sugar in their urine until their blood sugar is 250mg/dl or more. But some people will have sugar in their urine with normal b... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cheryl Winchell
Family Medicine 52 years experience
None: A healthy person should not need any antibiotics unless they are ill with a bacterial infection. So on average, no antibiotics per year. Most illness... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Cheryl Winchell
Family Medicine 52 years experience
The : The bump on your head caused subcutaneous bleeding. The blood from the bruise dissected along tissue planes until it got to the scar and stopped. Your... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Cheryl Winchell
Family Medicine 52 years experience
Bland : Bland foods usually are not spicy or acidic or interesting. Think cheese sandwich, cream of mushroom soup, crackers...... If is sounds too good, it's... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cheryl Winchell
Family Medicine 52 years experience
Ah, : Ah, why don't women know about the benefits of a vinegar and water douche? If you can change the ph of the vagina, the flora will change back to norma... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cheryl Winchell
Family Medicine 52 years experience
Wax: Either you have fluid behind the drum or wax in the ear canal. Then again, it could be a bug.
A female asked:
Dr. Cheryl Winchell
Family Medicine 52 years experience
Wow. : Wow. This one is a stumper! your doctor is doing the right thing by doing a biopsy of the lesion to help with the diagnosis. Apparently, he/she though... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cheryl Winchell
Family Medicine 52 years experience
Poisoning: But more likely, viral illness. Food poisoning can also present with these symptoms.
A male asked:
Dr. Cheryl Winchell
Family Medicine 52 years experience
The : The lump is probably breast tissue, enlarged because of hormones increasing as you go through puberty. It is common, and if unilateral it is usually o... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Cheryl Winchell
Family Medicine 52 years experience
Since : Since your daughter's symptoms seem to be precipitated by exercise, one needs to look carefully at the heart with an echocardiogram. Possible causes f... Read More

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Winchell is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Winchell is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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I needed to know more about the diet I am so hungry
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Graduated 1970MD

Residency

Grady Memorial Hospital

Residency

University of Virginia Medical Center

Awards

"Top Washington Physicians", Washingtonian Magazine
Top Doctor, Third Place, Washington, DC - Winter
2013
Top Family Physician, First Place, Maryland - Winter
2013

Affiliations

Montgomery County Medical Society
Federation of State Medical Boards
National Board of Medical Examiners
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