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Dr. Mary Bergum

Family Medicine
Spokane, WA
21 years experience female

Locations

Office

Spokane, WA

Address

3154 E 29th Avenue, Spokane, WA
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Mary F Bergum MD PLLC

Spokane, WA

About

Bio

Graduated fro the University of Washington, Seattle in 2001.

Specialties
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Family Medicine

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

142 Answers
317 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary Bergum
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Lamisil (terbinafine): Liver functions are normal. A few weeks of Lamisil (terbinafine) should not be a problem.
A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mary Bergum
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Immunizations: It usually takes about two weeks to increase immunity.
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mary Bergum
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Lay down: Lay down, loosen clothing and relax. Consider hydration as dehydration can cause tachycardia.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary Bergum
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Vegan diet: Vegan diet is very healthy but you have to make sure you are getting all the vitamins and minerals you need. Young women lose iron every month and mus... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mary Bergum
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Anxiety: Sounds like you need help with the anxiety, not pain medications. See your physician.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary Bergum
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Breast tissue: The breasts contain fat and will change in size as you change in weight. They may also just not be done growing.
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary Bergum
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Bleeding: If you are concerned you should see your physician. A huge number of pregnancies are lost before the woman even knows she is pregnant. The ongoing ble... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary Bergum
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Calcium: You need calcium not necessarily milk. Make sure you are getting 1500 mg of calcium daily through your diet. Your infant will take what it needs from ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mary Bergum
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Avoidance: Not the season but the allergen. Find out what you are allergic too and stay away from it. If its grass don't go out when someone is mowing, etc.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary Bergum
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Hormones. : It is common to be emotional during pregnancy due to high hormone levels.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary Bergum
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Corpus luteum: The corpus luteum is the cyst that forms in the ovary where the egg came from. It functions in early pregnancy to support the pregnancy with hormones ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary Bergum
Family Medicine 21 years experience
No: Modern medicine is awesome but the human body is incredible. We can mimic the kidney with dialysis but we can't quite get it right. Eventually we fail... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary Bergum
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Antibiotic problems: You can have side effects within minutes up to weeks later. Your symptoms are probably from the medication. Talk to your doctor.
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary Bergum
Family Medicine 21 years experience
HRT: It can take as little as 1-2 weeks. If longer get back in touch with your provider.
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary Bergum
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Unknown: Have your doctor examine you to determine the cause. Stop smoking.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary Bergum
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Breast pain: A common cause of breast pain is caffeine. Cut back slowly to. Stopping too fast can cause headaches.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary Bergum
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Depression: It is mich more likely that your "depression" is due to your pregnany hormones. Make sure you are eating well, get plenty of rest and get some daily e... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary Bergum
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Von Willebrands: You have a platelete dysfunction but it should not interfere with sports. If you have a wound it may not stop bleeding as quickly as other people woul... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary Bergum
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Yes: Any variation from a normal 28 day cycle would count.
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary Bergum
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Gastroenteritis: No need for the er. We usually don't do testing unless diarrhea is there for 7 days. Keep yourself well hydrated and stick to a clear fluid diet until... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mary Bergum
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Hair loss: The rate of hair loss is not related to the length of the hair. You can have increased loss with trauma, stress or thyroid abnormalities.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary Bergum
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Constipation: Stool softeners every day is not a problem. A better treatment would be drinking more water and eating fruits and vegetables. Beware of bananas--they ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary Bergum
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Hematuria: Could be a bladder infection, kidney infection or kidney stone. You should get it checked out. In the meantime drink water to help flush your system.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary Bergum
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Ice: Apply ice or cold water to stop the burn. Later try a numbing agent for comfort.
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mary Bergum
Family Medicine 21 years experience
???: The are some auto-immune disorders that are never completely identified. Get a second opinion if you do not feel comfortable with your current doctor.
A member asked:
Dr. Mary Bergum
Family Medicine 21 years experience
No: If you've been bleeding for two weeks and you were negative last week then you are probably not pregnant now. Talk to your doctor about the prolonged ... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary Bergum
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Drained knee?: I'm not sure what you mean but if you put something sharp in and caused fluid to come out and now . . . This is an infection until proven otherwise. G... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary Bergum
Family Medicine 21 years experience
UTI: Uti symptoms include frequency, urgency and pain. You can have the same symptoms with diabetes but the urine would not show an infection and may have ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary Bergum
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Talk to providers!: This is a very bad situation. Uou meed to be very straightforward with your providers. You should not have access to that kind of medication if you ar... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary Bergum
Family Medicine 21 years experience
No: Probably not a problem. Especially if no other concern.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary Bergum
Family Medicine 21 years experience
One: Most our organs are redundant and we can life with much less than normal.
A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mary Bergum
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Hypertenion: It depends on how high your BP is. The headaches can be a sign of impending stroke. It is important to keep your blood pressure under good control wit... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mary Bergum
Family Medicine 21 years experience
BMI: Ideal weight is based on your height not age.
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mary Bergum
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Nocturia: One cause could be sleep apnea. It is common in people who are overweight.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary Bergum
Family Medicine 21 years experience
It can: Sleepiness is not a common side effect bit it certainly can happen.
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mary Bergum
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Glucose: You probably don't have enough glucose to support the work you leg muscles are doing.
A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mary Bergum
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Hypertension: You can take them anytime. I often recommend my patients take them in the evening. If it has a diuretic it should be taken in the morning.
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary Bergum
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Dysparunia: Pain with intercourse. Probable due to vaginal atrophy, low estrogen. The skin becomes more tender, thin and irritated. Try prescription estrogen crea... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mary Bergum
Family Medicine 21 years experience
No: Best way to pass the test is don't do drugs. It's pretty hard to fool the hair test.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary Bergum
Family Medicine 21 years experience
No salt, lose wt: Exercise, diet and a low salt intake is a good way to start. You should see your physician to make sure you are not at risk due to extremely high bloo... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary Bergum
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Testing: Take the test. At least you will know what is going on. Then you can go to the doc.
A female asked:
Dr. Mary Bergum
Family Medicine 21 years experience
What is quorn?: Anaphylaxis is a very severe allergic reaction. It can be life threatening. You should avoid the cause of it and anything like it.
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary Bergum
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Estrogen deficiency: Estrogen deficieny can cause atrophy of the vulva and perineal tissues which can lead to recurrent uti's. Talk to your doctor about replacement therap... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary Bergum
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Pain medications: I'm concerned that you take morphine at 27. What is prescribed would depend on the source of the pain.
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary Bergum
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Thyroid: Absolutely. You need to take your medication to keep your thyroid function normal. There should be no problem.
A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mary Bergum
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Gout: . . . Can cause very painful flares of pain and swelling. The underlying problem is high uric acid levels in the blood. The urate deposits in the join... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary Bergum
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Medications: You need to work with your physician to determine the best combination for you.
A female asked:
Dr. Mary Bergum
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Sunscreen: A strong one. Heat can cause you to flush so stay out of the sun or wear a hat to protect your face.
A member asked:
Dr. Mary Bergum
Family Medicine 21 years experience
B12 levels: The range for normal is specific for each lab the test is done at. My lab is fron 250 to 950. You would have to check your lab. Anyone on metformin ha... Read More

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Aug 12, 2013
I like her concise, precise answers. They show how caring and knowledgeable Dr. Bergum is.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Bergum is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Bergum is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks for your quick reply! Is it common for dhea and low-t that low just from chronic opioid? My doc acts like it shouldn't be that low and it's looking for more first
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Thanks for your quick reply! GF products: not GF, not FDA reg, danger to Celiacs. It's a multi system & deadly disease, not a diet. Tests/monitoring proven critical.
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! Thanks I spoke to the advice nurse from Eggleston who agrees with you. I will be taking her in .

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Washington School of Medicine, WA
Graduated 2001MD

Residency

Spokane Family Medicine, Spokane, WA

Awards

Most Influential, Third Place, Spokane, WA - Winter
2013
Thought Leader, First Place, Spokane, WA - Winter
2013
Top Family Physician, Second Place, Spokane, WA - Winter
2013
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