Dr. Dwain Rickertsen

Family Medicine
Yuba City, CA
38 years experience male

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Yuba City, CA

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1233 Plumas St, Yuba City, CA
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Family Physicisns, Inc.

Yuba City, CA

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Family Medicine

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701 Answers
163 Agrees
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dwain Rickertsen
38 years experience
Family practice : Pain with intercourse is not normal especially into the next day. If you haven't been seen for it i would recommend that you do. Inflammation or swell... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dwain Rickertsen
38 years experience
Family practice : A stomach bug is a generalized term meaning a stomach virus which usually resolves and gets better in a few days. However your child's symptoms have.P... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dwain Rickertsen
38 years experience
Family practice : Everyone is different. It will come soon. Longer if its your first.
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dwain Rickertsen
38 years experience
Family practice : It shouldn't matter which arm is used for the BP reading. However if there is a significant difference in readings there may be a problem.
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dwain Rickertsen
38 years experience
Family practice : You have a fever from an infection. It can be viral or bacterial. You need to be seen to know for sure. May take tylenol (acetaminophen) to help with ... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dwain Rickertsen
38 years experience
Family practice : It sounds like you have a form of conjunctivitis. Allergic conjunctivitis eyes may be watery and itchy, viral may cause dry and burning, bacterial c... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Dwain Rickertsen
38 years experience
Family practice: What is your age. If older a circulation problem would be considered. Arterial insufficiency usually causes leg pain with walking or exercise. Pain wh... Read More
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A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dwain Rickertsen
38 years experience
Family practice : Both your cholesterol and triglyceride levels are elevated. Try low fat diet weight loss. Then have it rechecked. Make sure it's a fasting sample. Gla... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dwain Rickertsen
38 years experience
Family practice : It all depends i hope you or whomever doesn't have something serious. Check with your dr ask how you can strengthen your heart. I'm not too concerne... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dwain Rickertsen
38 years experience
Family practice : This is not normal especially in your age group. See your dr make sure you don't have a medical problem such as diabetes. You may be referred to an ur... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dwain Rickertsen
38 years experience
Family practice : You should be seen right away to find out. We couldn't tell you what is going on in this forum.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dwain Rickertsen
38 years experience
Family practice : Yes you can get pregnant if you are only taking prenatal vitamins. They do not prevent pregnancy. You take them to help promote a good healthy pregna... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dwain Rickertsen
38 years experience
Family practice : You didn't say what you were being treated for but usual dose is 100-200 mg twice a day. 600 mg is more than you should get. Ask your dr why you need... Read More
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A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dwain Rickertsen
38 years experience
Family practice : Bleeding is probably from a hemorrhoid or fissure. Let your dr know. Have a sigmoidoscopy if not recently done.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dwain Rickertsen
38 years experience
Family practice : Sounds like the flu. Obviously it could be something more serious so treat with clear liquid diet, rest, and tylenol (acetaminophen) for the fever and... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dwain Rickertsen
38 years experience
Family practice : I can't treat your palpitations but Ritalin (methylphenidate) may be the cause. If it continues see your dr again to see if its safe to stop for awhil... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dwain Rickertsen
38 years experience
Family practice : You probably have had an injury to your hip. You could take an antiinflamatory and/or have physical therapy. An x-ray could show degeneration if that ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dwain Rickertsen
38 years experience
Family practice: Needs to be seen by your family dr he/she could determine what tests or treatment is needed. Could be migraine , possibly sinus or from an allergy. La... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dwain Rickertsen
38 years experience
Family practice : Lipitor (atorvastatin) and other statin drugs are used frequently to lower incidence of heart disease in diabetics. It lowers production of bad choles... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Dwain Rickertsen
38 years experience
Family practice : You wouldn't want to take anything while pregnant my our hair will grow back. There are medications to use after you deliver.
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dwain Rickertsen
38 years experience
Family practice : Could be tenia versacolor which is a skin fungus. A dermatologist could let you know for sure Lamisil (terbinafine) is used for treatment.
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dwain Rickertsen
38 years experience
Family practice : You could have allergies or there could be an infection. Use warm compresses an antihistamine. If it persists you need to be seen and get a prescripti... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Dwain Rickertsen
38 years experience
Family practice : Tinnitus is ringing of the ears. It is caused by inflammation of the inner ear. The hair fibers of the inner ear are very delicate it is often assoc... Read More
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A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dwain Rickertsen
38 years experience
Family practice: Yes you can. They always screen you for certain illnesses that would prevent you from donating. Most people have been exposed to the virus. Unless yo... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dwain Rickertsen
38 years experience
Family practice : Drinking water is good when you are exercising. Keep hydrated. Running or walking depends how in shape you are. Sweating is normal. Means you are doin... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dwain Rickertsen
38 years experience
Family practice : Do you snore a lot. Are you over weight. Any hx of thyroid problems. You could be anemic. Chronic fatigue syndrome. Sleep apnea. Hypothyroidism chec... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dwain Rickertsen
38 years experience
Family practice: You probably hurt it somehow. The muscles may have been stretched and with certain movement it becomes irritated. If you fell on it there may be a fra... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dwain Rickertsen
38 years experience
Family practice: You may be too early to have a pos pregnancy test. Do another test in a few weeks. If you are late on your menstral cycle then follow up with your dr... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dwain Rickertsen
38 years experience
Family practice: You have a neurological condition needs to make sure you don't have diabetes lupus ms. Doubt early menopause unless periods are absent.
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A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dwain Rickertsen
38 years experience
Family practice: Use Lamisil (terbinafine) or Nystatin cream with Hydrocortisone cream if there is itching. Needs to be seen if persists.
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dwain Rickertsen
38 years experience
Family practice : Sometimes bulging disks will heal with conservative treatment. Even with radicular symptoms . If pain persists will need pt. Consider mri.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dwain Rickertsen
38 years experience
Family practice: You will be fine. See your dr if you are having that much pain. Don't take any more until you are seen.
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A male asked:
Dr. Dwain Rickertsen
38 years experience
Family. Practice: I'm not sure how you know you don't have asthma. But you have symptoms of it. You may have bronchitis or allergies. You need to be seen.
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dwain Rickertsen
38 years experience
Family practice : It is inflammation of the prostate. It could be infectious. Possibly std. But can be from sitting a lot. Common with bikers and truck drivers.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dwain Rickertsen
38 years experience
An: An elderly person needs a purpose in life. Help them feel needed and appreciated.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dwain Rickertsen
38 years experience
Family practice : If this has been going on for a while you should be seen. A blood count and a basic chemistry panel should be done. This will rule out anemia , diabet... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dwain Rickertsen
38 years experience
Family practice : You could have a yeast infection. You could try Monistat if persists see your dr.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dwain Rickertsen
38 years experience
Family practice: I doubt you have a symptomatic std in 2 days. You may just have irritation from friction during sex. Lubrication is sometimes helpful.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dwain Rickertsen
38 years experience
Family practice : Back pain is usually from muscle pain or nerve pain from degenerative disk disease of your spine.
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dwain Rickertsen
38 years experience
Family practice : Have your parents take you to the dr. Ha and nose bleeds although could be self limiting it could be something serious associated with irregular heart... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dwain Rickertsen
38 years experience
Family practice: When you miscarry you usually have heavier bleeding but you are early in your pregnancy if it persists call your dr.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dwain Rickertsen
38 years experience
Family practice : You may still have an UTI , urinary tract infection. See a dr for evaluation.
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dwain Rickertsen
38 years experience
Family practice : I would like to talk to you about your back and symptoms. I'm not sure what you mean by fragile you first stated that decompression therapy helped.... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dwain Rickertsen
38 years experience
Family practice : I would think you're pregnant. Schedule an appt with your dr for confirmation.
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dwain Rickertsen
38 years experience
Family practice : You could get fitted with a mouth gaurd to wear at night.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dwain Rickertsen
38 years experience
Family practice : You can't get pregnant from oral sex alone. You have to have sperm inside your vagina. If that was possibility then you could get pregnant although th... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dwain Rickertsen
38 years experience
Family practice : If you are tested positive it doesn't tell you when you were exposed. If neg it may be too early to tell.
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dwain Rickertsen
38 years experience
Family pract: Having what we call palpitations which are heavy pounding or irregular heart beats that are not normally felt. Hyperthyroidism can cause or aggravate ... Read More
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dwain Rickertsen
38 years experience
Family practice : If you are anemic you may have a faster hr to get more oxygen to your body. Infection or fever will elevate tour hr. Other heart conditions can elevat... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dwain Rickertsen
38 years experience
Family practice : Check with your dr. You probably shouldn't take these medication while pregnant. But unsure what they are treating.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Rickertsen is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Rickertsen is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! thank you very much i appreciate it so much. i got a million questions about scabies hope you can relax my nerves and help me out
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Thanks for your quick reply! Well I'm mostly positive its not an std because I had a baby and was tested when I was pregnant and haven't had sex since then but thank you
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thanks a lot doctor.I am from India.Here geriatric centers r very less. Grandpa has also got bedsores.I will ask my family about admitting.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

AUC
Graduated 1985MD

Residency

Oakwood Hospital

Awards

Top Doctor, Third Place, Sacramento, CA - Winter
2013
Thought Leader, Second Place, Sacramento, CA - Winter
2013
Top Family Physician, First Place, Sacramento, CA - Winter
2013
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