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Dr. John Harris

Emergency Medicine
Texarkana, TX
18 years experience male

Locations

CHRISTUS ST. Michael

Texarkana, TX

Address

2602 St. Michael Drive, Suite 204, Texarkana, TX
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Flying, biking, running

Specialties
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Emergency Medicine

Languages spoken

English

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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Harris
Emergency Medicine 18 years experience
Migraine?: if the vision changes only come with the headache then they could be from an atypical migraine. If you are having them at other times then I would see... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Harris
Emergency Medicine 18 years experience
No: A sore throat is not a "sign" of pregnancy. It could however be signs of an infection
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Harris
Emergency Medicine 18 years experience
1-2 weeks : it's not uncommon to have continued swelling of the tonsilar tissue for up to 2 weeks after treatment is started.
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Harris
Emergency Medicine 18 years experience
Digestive problem : it sounds like you have a digestive problem. I would recommend being evaluated by your primary physician who can do tests on your stool to look for in... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Harris
Emergency Medicine 18 years experience
Take a test: You have to take a pregnancy test. That is the only way for you to know if you are pregnant or not.
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A female asked:
Dr. John Harris
Emergency Medicine 18 years experience
Yes: Repeated blows to the head can cause damage to the brain. This is why boxers and football players have issues the longer they perform. My question is ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. John Harris
Emergency Medicine 18 years experience
Don't do that: There are no studies that show that a oral contraceptive can be used in place of the morning after pill. If you are concerned and you want to take so... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Harris
Emergency Medicine 18 years experience
Influenza test: Htreference: this is a specific test that qualitatively tests for influenza a and influenza b. It uses immunoflourescence microscopy to look for ant... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. John Harris
Emergency Medicine 18 years experience
Azithromycin: The medication you took was azithromycin. The discharge you are having is probably your body trying to get rid of the bacteria and back to a normal s... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Harris
Emergency Medicine 18 years experience
Xray : The only way to tell the difference is an X-ray. The treatment is essentially the same though. Buddy taping and rest until healed.
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Harris
Emergency Medicine 18 years experience
See your doctor : You need to see your doctor. Preferably a neurosurgeon who would specialize in the treatment of sciatica which it sounds like you are having a flare u... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Harris
Emergency Medicine 18 years experience
No: Acne is not caused by masterbation. There is no link between the two.
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A male asked:
Dr. John Harris
Emergency Medicine 18 years experience
See a doctor: You really need to see a doctor. You could have torn your esophagus and that is why you are experiencing the pain. Get a chest X-ray done to make sure... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Harris
Emergency Medicine 18 years experience
Work out: Easiest and safest way to lose weight is to become more active and eat a healthier diet. You don't need an app to lose weight.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Harris
Emergency Medicine 18 years experience
Irregular cycle: It sounds to me like you are describing an irregular menstral cycle. This could be due to many different things. Have you lost or gained weight recen... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Harris
Emergency Medicine 18 years experience
Go to the doctor: If you had stroke like symptoms two days in a row then you need to get checked by a doctor. 30% of TIAs progress to a full stroke within 72 hours. Giv... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Harris
Emergency Medicine 18 years experience
Strep?: How do you know it is strep throat? Did he see a doctor and have a specific swab done? If not then he might want to consider seeing a doctor so the ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Harris
Emergency Medicine 18 years experience
Inflammation: Most likely you just have localized inflammation of the nerve. There is nothing a physician will be able to do to fix this problem. You can try an NS... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Harris
Emergency Medicine 18 years experience
Irregular period : If you continue to have irregular periods you should follow up with an OB/Gyn, but one abnormal period can just be a variant and not something to worr... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Harris
Emergency Medicine 18 years experience
Probably : The answer is yes it is probably normal since the doctor you saw said there were no signs of infection. What you are experiencing is a normal healing ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. John Harris
Emergency Medicine 18 years experience
See your doctor: The pressure you are feeling could be the start of contractions. Call you doctor or go to your labor unit as soon as possible
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Harris
Emergency Medicine 18 years experience
Sensitive : You may be sensitive to the medication. It should always be taken with food. If it continues consult your doctor and have the prescription changed or ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Harris
Emergency Medicine 18 years experience
Normal ovulation: Is 15 days after the start of your menstral cycle so you would not have ovulated until 9/13 or so. Then it can take up to 2 weeks for a pregnancy test... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Harris
Emergency Medicine 18 years experience
Scabies: The most common rash between the fingers i diagnose in the er is scabies. Scabies are small contagious mites that burrow into the skin and cause pain ... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Harris
Emergency Medicine 18 years experience
Take the test: Take a pregnancy test it's the only way you will know for sure if you are pregnant.
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Harris
Emergency Medicine 18 years experience
No problems : A varicocele does not cause infertility or decrease the sperm count. You should not have any problems conceiving unless you have another issue going o... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Harris
Emergency Medicine 18 years experience
Yes it's safe: There is no contraindication to eating eggs or egg products while pregnant as long as they are cooked thoroughly. Chicken noodle soup will not hurt yo... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Harris
Emergency Medicine 18 years experience
Not necessarily : the "strong chili" isn't going to necessarily hurt you, but it can cause an increased acid production. If you have gastric reflux then the acid can ca... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Harris
Emergency Medicine 18 years experience
Wait: You can wait until you can see your pediatrician. A cough without a fever is not a medical emergency.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Harris
Emergency Medicine 18 years experience
Could be ectopic: You should take a pregnancy test and if positive then go see your OB/Gyn as soon as possible. Sometimes sperm can get through the scar tissue and can ... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Harris
Emergency Medicine 18 years experience
See a doctor: These blisters could be any number of things. They could be herpes lesions, or they could be a sign of strep throat or mononucleosis. Please see your ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Harris
Emergency Medicine 18 years experience
Possibly: Magnesium is an important mineral in the body, and it has been noted that we are taking less magnesium than before due to changes in diet. There are ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Harris
Emergency Medicine 18 years experience
Milk intolerance?: I would try changing to a lactose free milk. I don't think it is a medical emergency, but could be an intolerance to lactose.
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Harris
Emergency Medicine 18 years experience
Falls: It is not normal to have an acute onset of jerking movements or falls. I would recommend going to the Emergency Department and having her checked imme... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Harris
Emergency Medicine 18 years experience
No: The sensitivity of a transvaginal us is operator dependent and usually don't see anything until the hcg level is 5000 or so which usually corresponds ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. John Harris
Emergency Medicine 18 years experience
Conjunctivitis : You probably have conjunctivitis and will need antibiotics to treat it. You need to see a primary doctor or optometrist to get treated
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A female asked:
Dr. John Harris
Emergency Medicine 18 years experience
Not uncommon: It's not uncommon for young women to have irregular menstral cycle. If there is concern for pregnancy I would recommend taking an over the counter pre... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Harris
Emergency Medicine 18 years experience
Count the days: Women ovulate 14 days after the first day of your cycle. Assuming you are regular and not taking bcp's. If you are on a bcp and miss a couple of days... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Harris
Emergency Medicine 18 years experience
How long?: bowel habits differ among everyone. When you say a while...How long is that? If you are taking prenatal vitamins then they probably have iron in them... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Harris
Emergency Medicine 18 years experience
Hernia: If it is in the area of your surgical incision it could be a hernia. Have it checked by your doctor to confirm.
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A female asked:
Dr. John Harris
Emergency Medicine 18 years experience
Physical Therapy: find a good physical and occupational therapist. They will be your best resource in regaining your strength. Don't give up.
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Harris
Emergency Medicine 18 years experience
Sports?: Do you play any sports? If so you could have injured your knee internally. Hard to diagnose without an exam. I would see an orthopedic surgeon for f... Read More
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Harris is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Harris is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Sep 23, 2014
Thanks for your advise. It was helpful
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Thank you, your quick reply made me feel good!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Ross University School of Medicine, Dominican Republic
Graduated 2004MD

Residency

LSU HEALTH SCIENCES CENTER - SHREVEPORT

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