Dr. Jane Lykins

Family Medicine
Tucson, AZ
27 years experience female

Locations

El Rio Community Health Center

Tucson, AZ

Address

838 W Congress St, Tucson, AZ
Directions

My office hours

Thursday: Closed
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About

Bio

I have more than15 years of experience practicing Urgent Care, international health, women's health, and Family Medicine (including delivering babies). I believe that in order to provide the most effective care, a physician should work as a "consultant" with the patient, discussing what will work best from a medical standpoint while taking into consideration what works best from the patient's view point. In this way, we develop a united plan of care for the whole person, not just the disease.

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Family Medicine

Urgent Care

Licenses

United States: Arizona, Ohio, Wisconsin

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

222 Answers
236 Agrees
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jane Lykins
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Get the booster!: The 4 week interval from 1st flu shot to booster shot is the MINIMUM interval recommended, so waiting a little longer is not a problem. Four weeks is... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jane Lykins
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Many causes: There could be many things causing your mild headache: dehydration, sinus infection or allergies, migraines, sleep deprivation, muscle spasms, stres... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Jane Lykins
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Stretch/strengthen: This is usually caused by the front of your thighs and hips being too tight, and your abdominal and buttock muscles being too weak. Stretch the front... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jane Lykins
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Could be: There are many "normal" reasons for abdominal pain including ovulation (which happens about 5-10 days after your period ends), or gas pains, or pains ... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jane Lykins
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Go slow: If possible, acclimate slowly (ie: go up only 1000-2000 feet each day once you get above 4000 feet and rest lots). Drink LOTS of water, eat foods hi... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jane Lykins
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Get seen: It is unlikely that you are pregnant since you had a normal period after sex, but it is not impossible. Sometimes "implantation bleeding" can be mist... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jane Lykins
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Yes!: If you are sexually active, you could be pregnant. Check a pregnancy test to be sure.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jane Lykins
Family Medicine 27 years experience
May be resistant: Your sinus infection may not be responding to the amoxicillin, and you may need an antibiotic that will better cover your infection. OR your infectio... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jane Lykins
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Pain management: I recommend seeing a Pain Management specialist. They have many methods to treat pain besides narcotics, including injections, physical therapy, TENS... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Jane Lykins
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Kidney...stone?: Your question was cut off before you finished what your kidney ailment was. If it is kidney stones, you should be fine taking a small dose of calcitr... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jane Lykins
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Likely just laxative: Most of these teas contain senna (cascara), which is a natural stimulant laxative. It is fine to use once in a while for occasional constipation, but... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Jane Lykins
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Dehydrated?: One reason the heart rate increases on standing is if you have not been taking in enough fluids. Make sure to drink at least 8 large glasses of water ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jane Lykins
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Life style change: Try eliminating things during the day that disrupt normal sleep: caffeine, alcohol, excessive stress, refined sugar, eating too close to bed time. A... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jane Lykins
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Could be many things: It's hard to know exactly where the pain is coming from without an exam... could be from your intestines or other internal organs, could be a muscle s... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jane Lykins
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Probably not: pink eye (conjunctivitis), which makes the inside of your eye pink and swollen with discharge, and is caused by a virus, a bacteria, or an allergy. W... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Jane Lykins
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Traumatic phlebitis: It is not uncommon for the vein to be inflamed after being punctured for a blood draw. It can take 3-4 weeks to resolve. If the area gets warmer or ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Jane Lykins
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Probably not: Opiates typically clear from a urine drug screen in 2 days. But if you are a slow metabolizer, or are on other medications that inhibit metabolizati... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jane Lykins
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Get seen: It is possible that you could have BV again (it is an overgrowth of a certain bacteria that lives in your vagina, so yes, you can get it repeatedly). ... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jane Lykins
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Likely normal: Typically women start the pill on the Sunday AFTER their period starts, unless they start their period on Sunday, then they should wait until the NEXT... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jane Lykins
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Could be allergies: Swollen nasal passages often occur with allergies, and drainage can go down the back of your throat causing you to cough up phlegm. Try a steroid nas... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Jane Lykins
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Yes!: If you are not careful about your body mechanics while using a computer (keeping your head up, chin back, shoulders down and back, wrists properly neu... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jane Lykins
Family Medicine 27 years experience
That depends...: What is the dose of your ativan (lorazepam)? How much do you weigh? How sensitive are you to medication? Are you taking any other sedating medicine... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jane Lykins
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Likely hydradenitis,: an inflammation of the glands in your armpit. Some people are just prone to this (like some people are prone to acne or migraines). They hurt more i... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jane Lykins
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Not usually: This is called a "threatened miscarriage". You are likely passing an embryo that did not form or attach properly. A blood test to check your hCG lev... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jane Lykins
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Could be many things: ranging from as simple as gas pains, to as worrisome as appendicitis. It also depends on where the pain is (lower, upper, etc). If you have fever, b... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Jane Lykins
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Many things: This pain could be caused by many things. If it hurts worse when you breathe in deep, it could be pleurisy, or an inflammation of the lining of the l... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jane Lykins
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Not likely related: Cardiac side effects are not typical with Augmentin, (amoxicillin and clavulanate) so this is likely a coincidence. However, if you are dehydrated fr... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jane Lykins
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Yes: Stress can definitely alter your periods and make them come early or late, be too heavy or light, or more painful. If things normalize in a month or ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Jane Lykins
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Allergy?: Have you been in contact with anything new or to a greater than usual lately? For instance, handling more paperwork, using new chemicals or cleaning ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Jane Lykins
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Acne cream/cleanser: Just like with your face, a combination of an exfoliating cleanser and a benzoyl peroxide cream are the best place to start. Acne is very common on t... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jane Lykins
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Portion control: Many people tend to eat far too much! A serving of meat should be smaller than the palm of your hand. A serving of pasta, about the size of your fis... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jane Lykins
Family Medicine 27 years experience
A blood test: for H. Pylori might be your next step... this is a bacteria that can infect the stomach and cause gastritis and ulcers. If you have it, you need a 2 ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Jane Lykins
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Infection??: This is worth a visit to the doctor to make sure you do not have an infection in your bladder. If there is no infection, you may have an "over active... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Jane Lykins
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Stress?: Lots of things can cause irregularities in your hormones, including stress, medications, travel, infections, and entering the peri-menopausal phase. ... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jane Lykins
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Could be...: several causes. It may be a viral upper respiratory infection, but it may be bacterial, too, needing antibiotics. If you are a smoker, have asthma o... Read More
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jane Lykins
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Many possibilities: A 24 hr urine test is more accurate for the overall level of cortisol in your system, as apposed to a one time check in your blood, since your level o... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jane Lykins
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Likely normal: If your cut was deep enough, you may have cut some of the superficial sensory nerves, which is causing the numbness. This should grow back in time, u... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jane Lykins
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Could be...: several different things. It could be as simple as spotting between your periods, especially if you have been under any stress or had an illness or d... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jane Lykins
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Probably: Your father needs a full consultation where a doctor evaluates his personal medical and social history, his family history, the details of his pain, a... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jane Lykins
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Possibly: It depends on the type and severity of your spina bifida... did you have surgery? Did it cause any scoliosis or difficulties with walking? If so, yo... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jane Lykins
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Forgive: Feeling angry is normal... It's how you express it that matters. You can try to discuss the problem with the person who made you angry, or with a fr... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Jane Lykins
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Limit use of spray: Pseudoephedrine safely helps decongest the tissues around the eustachian tube to help drain the middle ear. But the nasal spray can be addictive, cau... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jane Lykins
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Could be normal: It is not unusual to get constipated or "gassy" with long travel. Make sure to drink lots of water, eat fresh fruits and veggies and other high fiber... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jane Lykins
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Eye exam first: I suggest seeing an optometrist first for a thorough eye exam and to make sure your vision is ok in both eyes. If you don't find the answer there, ge... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jane Lykins
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Could be...: caused by many different things: "Angular chelitis" can be due to yeast, bacteria, viruses, vitamin deficiency, dry lips, autoimmune disease, or just... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jane Lykins
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Post viral cough: usually appears during an upper respiratory infection (a cold), and then drags on for weeks after other cold symptoms have resolved. There is no fev... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jane Lykins
Family Medicine 27 years experience
May improve: its not unusual to have some hypo or hyper pigmentation after a cold sore heals. Usually this will go away, but you can encourage that with vitamin E... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jane Lykins
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Start with doctor: If you have any concerns about your physical health (your thyroid, whether you have diabetes, you cholesterol, your blood pressure, etc), have a full ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jane Lykins
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Yes: If you have already been diagnosed with true migraines, a sinus infection can indeed bring one on, just as any other illness, stress, diet change, sle... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jane Lykins
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Check other symptoms: The breast discomfort from PMS, from ovulation, and from early pregnancy can all feel similar. Check other parameters of your body to help decide whi... Read More
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I just spent an hour reading Dr. Lykins answers and learned something from each one. She clearly cares about and carefully addresses each person's concerns with sound and valuable advice. She is a t...Read More
Dec 1, 2014
It is a pleasure to be able to wholeheartedly recommend a physician who treats the patient rather than the disease.
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Feb 4, 2015
I was first time user and did not know how to respond. She waited for me. Thank you
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This made me feel good. Thanks! I know it is stress but I can't shut my brain down. Thanks for reminding me about stress. I could be a doctor I am up for days at a time, no drug helps.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Dr. Your advice seems to be the perfect one I could relate to. Thanks
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Took him to urgent care. He's on abx, still high fever, cont. Tylenol?

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, WI
Graduated 1996MD

Residency

GOOD SAMARITAN REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER
Completed 1999

Awards

Top Family Physician, Third Place, Tucson Region - Fall
2014
Most Influential Doctor, Third Place, Tucson Region - Fall
2014
Most Influential, First Place, Tucson Region - Spring
2015
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