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Dr. Dwain Rickertsen

Family Medicine
Yuba City, CA
37 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 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dwain Rickertsen
37 years experience
Family practice : This is not a common side effect. You may have a circulatory problem or a neuropathy from a back problem. Get it checked out if it persists.
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dwain Rickertsen
37 years experience
Family practice : That is an interesting question from a mother of 5. Why are you running 100 yard dashes. Jogging would be more appropriate. Then as you get in shape r... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dwain Rickertsen
37 years experience
Family practice : I would recommend seeing a neurosurgeon. Possibly your fp has consulted one already and viewed the mri.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dwain Rickertsen
37 years experience
Family practice : You have suffered a whiplash injury to your trapezius muscle. You can partially tear its muscle fibers which would not be seen on x-ray. It can take w... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dwain Rickertsen
37 years experience
Family practice : Is it safe, possibly however not advisable. See your dr for any medication adjustments or changes.
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dwain Rickertsen
37 years experience
Family practice : I don't quite understand your question. Are you getting a kidney transplant in 12 days? You need dialysis with level like that until you have transpl... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dwain Rickertsen
37 years experience
Family practice : I don't know why you need to lose 6 lbs in a week. If you do it's probably mostly water it's not very healthy.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dwain Rickertsen
37 years experience
Family practice. : Maybe he/she is looking for a pituitary problem that can affect thyroid and other hormone production.
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dwain Rickertsen
37 years experience
Family practice : You probably have a canker sore caused by the herpes virus. It can last for several weeks. Usually painful. Hydrogen peroxide is helpful by dabbing on... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dwain Rickertsen
37 years experience
Family practice : If you had more than one sexual encounter near the same time it would be difficult to tell for sure. It is likely but paternity testing may be needed ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dwain Rickertsen
37 years experience
Family practice : If it hurts and you feel i'll with a fever you may have tonsillitis.Sometimes you can develope a collection of saliva/food mixture in the craters of t... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dwain Rickertsen
37 years experience
Family practice : The best long term plan to treat WPW is without drugs at all. Patients with symptomatic WPW should be referred for ablation therapy. Dual drug therap... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dwain Rickertsen
37 years experience
Family practice : It sounds like they were checking for possible kidney infection or stones. Have them look for liver or gallbladder disease. An ultrasound and liver fu... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dwain Rickertsen
37 years experience
Family practice : Good luck on your pregnancy. Give it some time. You may give a positive response on a hpt but if neg you would just worry.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dwain Rickertsen
37 years experience
Family practice: If you miss a second cycle see a dr for a check up. Have another test then.
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dwain Rickertsen
37 years experience
Family practice: It matters how high the bilirubin went and the cause. If its ABO blood type incompatibility the it may take longer and more aggressive measures. Newbo... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dwain Rickertsen
37 years experience
Family practice : No he cannot. Only by open sores. That is why you should be checked prior to delivery that you don't have any. Baby can be exposed and develope seriou... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dwain Rickertsen
37 years experience
Family practice : It can happen but it is not normal. Your birth control may need to be changed.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dwain Rickertsen
37 years experience
Family prac: Your dr needs to find out why you are getting frequent uti's. Have them do a culture on a urine sample. Do a bladder scan and possibly see an urologis... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dwain Rickertsen
37 years experience
Family. Practice. : These medications may be used safely together. What type of infection are they treating?
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dwain Rickertsen
37 years experience
Family practice: Yes you can. Hepatitis vaccine is usually started/given in the hospital after delivery prior to being released.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dwain Rickertsen
37 years experience
Family practice : Pain or sensation changes to your vagina and rectum can be from your back. It suggests you have a nerve root impingement from your herniated disk. You... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dwain Rickertsen
37 years experience
Family practice : Do a home preg test. Or being seen if period remains absent.
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A 71-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dwain Rickertsen
37 years experience
Family practice: This is commonly called restless leg syndrome. See your dr. Make sure nothing else is going on. But restless leg is easily treatable.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dwain Rickertsen
37 years experience
Family practice : I'm not quite sure what you mean by being open. Our bodies. Naturally fight off bacterial exposure. It does a pretty good job unless you are immune co... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Dwain Rickertsen
37 years experience
Family practice : It would be unlikely. You would have puss cells in your urine. Probable pain and discomfort as well why do you think you have an uti. Might be someth... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dwain Rickertsen
37 years experience
Family practice : It's probably what is called a trigger thumb. It's a form of tendinitis.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dwain Rickertsen
37 years experience
Family practice : If you had an epidural then possibly you are taking a pain medication as well. This can cause constipation which will cause this type of pain. Diverti... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dwain Rickertsen
37 years experience
Family practice : This is an overuse syndrome there has been recurrent injury to the achilles' tendon. Self repair may cause nodules to appear. If antiinflamatories ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Dwain Rickertsen
37 years experience
Family practice : As we age our arteries develope small cracks on its walls. Many things can speed up this process. Smoking , diabetes, hypertension and family history... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dwain Rickertsen
37 years experience
Family practice : That is a huge cyst if measured in cm and not mm. It probably needs to be drained what does your dr say?
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dwain Rickertsen
37 years experience
Family practice : A muscle strain or spasm will cause pain with movement. Treat with nsaids ice/heat and rest from overuse. Sometimes ms relaxant could be used. See a d... Read More
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dwain Rickertsen
37 years experience
Family practice : I would advise you to see your dr with your symptoms. Of chest pain and sob.
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A female asked:
Dr. Dwain Rickertsen
37 years experience
Family practice : Your platelet count is a little elevated. It isn't high enough to be concerned. Check with your dr if he wants to follow levels.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dwain Rickertsen
37 years experience
Family practice : Tell your dr if he isn't aware you have had it before. Have your dr order an ebstein barr titer. Igg antibodies means previous infection and igm antib... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dwain Rickertsen
37 years experience
Family practice : Either one would be good for you. They can treat most disease and illness. But can refer you when needed to a specialist.
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dwain Rickertsen
37 years experience
Family practice : Normally Naproxen once a day would not cause bruising but it can potentially interfere with the clotting mechanism. Just as Aspirin may do so. Stop... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dwain Rickertsen
37 years experience
Family practice : Pediasure is a good nutritional supplement for weight gain it has 240 cal per bottle with 23 essential vitamins and nutrients. Your child needs to b... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dwain Rickertsen
37 years experience
Family practice : What type of hepatitis did you have. It is probably safe but some can be passed through blood contact. Be careful.
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A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dwain Rickertsen
37 years experience
Family practice : It is ok to take adult dose of centrum when you are 13.
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dwain Rickertsen
37 years experience
Family practice : It is a psychological problem. You deal with it like any habit counseling may help.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dwain Rickertsen
37 years experience
Family practice: Elevated ammonia levels is cause by liver and kidney disorders. It can be hereditary or caused by drugs and medication it sometimes is self limiting... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dwain Rickertsen
37 years experience
Family Practice: It may be a yeast infection. Usually treated with Nystatin mixed with Hydrocortisone if there is itching. She may want to be tested for diabetes if it... Read More
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A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dwain Rickertsen
37 years experience
Family practice : When you cough you can rupture small blood vessels. It can then show up in phlegm. It may be from something else like TB it is less likely unless yo... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dwain Rickertsen
37 years experience
Family Practice: Your blood sugars seem to be fairly well controlled. You should however have your a1c checked. This can give you an ave over a 3month period. Metformi... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dwain Rickertsen
37 years experience
Family practice: An u/s is usually performed to assess pelvic organs to look for cystic lesions , enlargement , or other masses. It is not usually performed to assess ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dwain Rickertsen
37 years experience
Family Practice: It doesn't matter as far weight loss is concerned to some it helps sleep.
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A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dwain Rickertsen
37 years experience
Family practice: You can treat it just like the neuropathy caused by diabetes. Neurontin (gabapentin) is often used. If you have nerve damage which you may have you ne... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dwain Rickertsen
37 years experience
Family practice : Have positive thoughts. Write positive affirmations down learn and have good hobbies. And service to others especially those less fortunate than you... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dwain Rickertsen
37 years experience
Family practice: Was there bleeding before the bx. What was found. You need to f/u with your dr. Some bleeding is expected but sounds like you have more than you shoul... Read More
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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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