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Dr. Mark Rausch

Emergency Medicine
Midlothian, VA
25 years experience male

Locations

Emergency Physicians Immediate Care

Midlothian, VA

Address

6100 Harbourside Centre Loop, Midlothian, VA
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 730am - 10pm
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Emergency Medicine

Doctor Q&A

89 Answers
111 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Rausch
Emergency Medicine 25 years experience
Venous Lakes: Venous lake (which are also known as "phlebectases"[1]) is a generally solitary, soft, compressible, dark blue to violaceous, 0.2- to 1-cm papule comm... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Mark Rausch
Emergency Medicine 25 years experience
Unlikely: If your pregancy test was negative, there is still a chance you are so early in your pregnancy that you do not produce enough HCG to trigger the test.... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Rausch
Emergency Medicine 25 years experience
Yes: Shingles is a reactivation of the chicken pox virus. Acyclovir is an anti-viral ( not antibacterial) and is a first line agent in decreasing the sever... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Rausch
Emergency Medicine 25 years experience
Antibiotic Resistent: It may be that the organism/bacteria that is causing your infecion is resistent to the antibiotic you were given. I recommend that you follow up with ... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Rausch
Emergency Medicine 25 years experience
Herniated Disc : Your symptoms are consistent with a herniated disc in your neck, specifically the 6th cervical nerve. You need to be evaluated by an orthopedica surge... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Rausch
Emergency Medicine 25 years experience
Yes: Most fungal infections can be cleared with either of the medications you mentioned. A few less common fungal infections will not respond to miconazol... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Rausch
Emergency Medicine 25 years experience
Pneumonia: I am concerned that you may be developing a pneumonia if you have a productive cough with chest pain. You should be evaluated by a physician.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Rausch
Emergency Medicine 25 years experience
Yes: Common reactions of topomax that would could look like a stoke include parasthesia (tingling of extemities), dizziness, ataxia (feeling off-balanced)... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Rausch
Emergency Medicine 25 years experience
No: There is no evidence to suggest that parsley tea prevents pregnancy.
A member asked:
Dr. Mark Rausch
Emergency Medicine 25 years experience
Concerned: This is concerning for a urinary tract infection. This is a common infection if you had a Foley catheter placed during surgery.
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Rausch
Emergency Medicine 25 years experience
Peyronie's disease: Peyronie's (pa-ro-neez) disease is the development of fibrous scar tissue inside the penis that causes curved, painful erections. Men's penises va... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Rausch
Emergency Medicine 25 years experience
Bartholins Abscess: Patients with cysts may present with painless labial swelling. Abscesses may present spontaneously or after a painless cyst with the following symptom... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Rausch
Emergency Medicine 25 years experience
Concerned: You have mixed two chemicals ( bleach and vinegar) that cause a toxic chlorine gas to be produced. Your coughing and wheezing may be the start of a ch... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Rausch
Emergency Medicine 25 years experience
Concerned: Your wife needs an urgent evaluation to rule out a blood clot. She is at risk for blood clots during pregnancy.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Rausch
Emergency Medicine 25 years experience
Yes: Nausea is a side effect of percocet. You can try to take the medicine 20 minutes after a meal or with some crackers. Otherwise you may try over the c... Read More
A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Rausch
Emergency Medicine 25 years experience
Yes: There is no known cross reactivities between the two drugs. You can take them both as directed simultaneously.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Rausch
Emergency Medicine 25 years experience
Concerned: You are dscribing pleuritic chest pain. There are several potential diseases that have pleuritic chest pain as a symptom. These include, pneumonia, p... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Rausch
Emergency Medicine 25 years experience
Bartholins Abscess: Patients with cysts may present with painless labial swelling. Abscesses may present spontaneously or after a painless cyst with the following symptom... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Rausch
Emergency Medicine 25 years experience
Very likely: All are symptoms of early pregancy. The breast tenderness is a classic symptom. I would take one today and if negative repeat in one week.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Rausch
Emergency Medicine 25 years experience
UTI: Pain with urination is consistent with a urinary tract infection, as well as the change in color of your urine. You need to be seen by a physicians to... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Rausch
Emergency Medicine 25 years experience
Concerning: I am concerned for your pain. It could be appendicitis, gallbladder infection, pancreatitis. You need an urgent evaluation by a physician. Please call... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Rausch
Emergency Medicine 25 years experience
Concerned: I am concerned for these symptoms. Please call your family doctor for an evaluation or go the your local emergency department.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Rausch
Emergency Medicine 25 years experience
Abscess: Your symptoms are consistent with an abscess. It is an skin infection that develops into a pocket of pus underneath the skin. Many times a physician ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Rausch
Emergency Medicine 25 years experience
Picture: It would be best if you would send along a picture. Without one, it is very difficult to diagnose the lesion.
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Rausch
Emergency Medicine 25 years experience
Contusion vs Sprain: I would start with rice rest ice 20 minutes every hour on the hour while awake today, then 3-4x/day for next three days. Compression with an... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Rausch
Emergency Medicine 25 years experience
Call your OB: Please call your obstetrician right away. They will be the best resource to direct you at this time.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Rausch
Emergency Medicine 25 years experience
Cocerned: I'm concerned that this is bleeding from somewhere in your intestinal tract. Especially with the cramping. You need to be seen urgently by a physicia... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Rausch
Emergency Medicine 25 years experience
Evaluation urgently: You swollen leg could be a number of different diseases. One of the most concerning would be a blood clot called a dvt. You need an immediate evaluat... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Mark Rausch
Emergency Medicine 25 years experience
Evaluation by a MD: You need to be seen by a physician. I would recommend xrays. Most broken fingers heal well without intervention. However if it is dislocated or if the... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Rausch
Emergency Medicine 25 years experience
See a dermatologist: If you notice a new mole or a changing mole, it should be evaluated by a dermatologist. Asymmetry of the mole, uneven borders, multiple colors, larger... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Rausch
Emergency Medicine 25 years experience
Concerned: Most bladder infections are cured with standard antibiotic therapy. If you are still having symptoms, call your physician. He/she may have ordered a ... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Rausch
Emergency Medicine 25 years experience
See a physician: There a numerous possibilities of back pain from muscles strain, to disc herniation, to pancreatitis, to kidney stones, to a kidney infection. Persist... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Rausch
Emergency Medicine 25 years experience
Concerning: Pain in the right lower quadrant can possibly be appendicitis. I recommend an evaluation by a physician urgently.
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Rausch
Emergency Medicine 25 years experience
Too fatigue: Your question is not specific. What are looking to do? Are you looking for a website where you can chat with a dermatologist for free. Or are you look... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Rausch
Emergency Medicine 25 years experience
Concern Pneumonia: I am concerned for your shortness of breath. It can be a symptom of pneumonia or bronchitis. You need an evaulation by a physician to rule out the ab... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Rausch
Emergency Medicine 25 years experience
Cocerned: I'm concerned that this is bleeding from somewhere in your intestinal tract. Especially with the cramping. You need to be seen urgently by a physicia... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Rausch
Emergency Medicine 25 years experience
No: There are no significant interactions known for penicillin and depo. You can take take both at the same time.
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Rausch
Emergency Medicine 25 years experience
Not sure: Exact incidence is still unknown; however it is a common cause of congenital neck masses. No ethnic preferences for branchial cysts are reported. Clus... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Mark Rausch
Emergency Medicine 25 years experience
Call your OB: I can understand that you feel like you cannot get enough air from your abdomen growing. However, feeling short of breath could be a sign of something... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Rausch
Emergency Medicine 25 years experience
No: There is no evidence to suggest that would occur.
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Rausch
Emergency Medicine 25 years experience
Conerned: I am concerned you may have a problem. Pain under your ribcage after eating may signify gastritis, gallbladder disease, or possibly pancreatitis. It ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Rausch
Emergency Medicine 25 years experience
Yes: There is evidence that sperm is in precum.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Rausch
Emergency Medicine 25 years experience
Concerned: This is concerning for a urinary tract infection. This is a common infection if you had a Foley catheter placed during surgery.
A member asked:
Dr. Mark Rausch
Emergency Medicine 25 years experience
Unlikely: Therapuetic dose for Amitriptyline is 25-150mg daily. You are clearly with in the therapeutic range. Onset of symptoms of an overdose typically occur... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Rausch
Emergency Medicine 25 years experience
Possibly: There are several potential problems you might have that warrant an investigation. I am concerned for anal fissure, thrombosed hemorrhoid, infectous c... Read More
A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Rausch
Emergency Medicine 25 years experience
OTC Meds: Several over the counter medicines can help suppress a cough including delsym or robitussin (guaifenesin). These medicines contain a cough suppressent... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Rausch
Emergency Medicine 25 years experience
Concerned: You need an evaluation by a physician immediately. I'm concerned you might have a pneumonia, pulmonary embolus, or something else just as serious.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Rausch
Emergency Medicine 25 years experience
Conerned: I am concerned you may have a problem. Pain under your ribcage after eating may signify gastritis, gallbladder disease, or possibly pancreatitis. It ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Mark Rausch
Emergency Medicine 25 years experience
Fever: Chills along with a sore throat indicate an infection. The chills are in response a fever you have developed.
A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Rausch
Emergency Medicine 25 years experience
No: There is no evidence to suggest that Acyclovir would cause a uti.

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Rausch is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Rausch is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Im very sick and week&have a 7yr old daughter only time I have to see a dr is on Mon. I've gotten a very bad headache and I taste bloodIDK
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thanx,presently I am consulting a doctor who has asked for quite a few tets... Thanx again....
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An MRI showed nothing but my doctor said probably just tension headaches. Neck massages frequently helps a lot. Thanks!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Eastern Virginia Medical School, VA
Graduated 1997MD

Awards

Thought Leader, First Place, Richmond, VA - Winter
2013
Top Emergency Medicine Specialist , Third Place, National - Winter
2013
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