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Dr. Vernon Barton

General Practice
Payette, ID
53 years experience male

Locations

Care at Home

Fruitland, ID

Address

909 NW 16th St, Suite D, Fruitland, ID
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 9:00am - 1:00pm
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Fax

8885722145

XL Primary Care

Payette, ID

About

Bio

I have been practicing medicine since 1970. I was a full time ER physician for the first 10 years of practice in the Orlando, Florida area. Since 1980 I have been in General/Family Practice in Ontario, OR and Payette, ID doing full spectrum Family Medicine, both as an employed physician and as an independent/solo physician. In 2010-11 I worked as a St. Alphonsus employed Hospitalist in addition to part time office practice when not doing the hospitalist work; then 2012 I resumed office practice. This year, I limited my practice to being the Medical Director for Care at Home, a Home Health Agency; and I am also doing onsite Primary Care with XL Primary Care, which involves "house calls" for disabled patients in their home or care facilities who find going to an office to be very difficult. We are connected to hospice through XL Hospice, the original company that started the primary care portion to help people who are not yet hospice qualified, but impaired enough that they benefit from the provider coming to them rather than having to be taken to an office somewhere outside of their usual comfortable environment. It is a bit like the "Old Country Doc making house calls".

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General Practice

Licenses

United States: Idaho, Oregon

Doctor Q&A

117 Answers
146 Agrees
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vernon Barton
General Practice 53 years experience
Several possibilitys: 23 yo with no bc pills reported and first time for menstrual irregularity. This may be related to problems with the ovaries no longer functioning cor... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vernon Barton
General Practice 53 years experience
It depends, see belo: If this is a new change in the stool shape, it may just be an enlarged hemorrhoid. If you have had babies, it could be scarring of your anal canal. ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vernon Barton
General Practice 53 years experience
Maybe Vit D.: If you are able to eat a healthy diet with lots of vegetables of all colors and varieties, whole grains, nuts & seeds( unroasted is best); fresh fruit... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vernon Barton
General Practice 53 years experience
Not uncommon: Your are taking a very low dose of estrogen in your lo loestrin fe. This is 10mcg compared to 35mcg per tab in other "full strength" bc pills. The l... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vernon Barton
General Practice 53 years experience
Chest Wall Pain: This sounds like costochondritis, which means that you have some inflammation and pain of the fibrous joints of the anterior ribs just a short distanc... Read More
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vernon Barton
General Practice 53 years experience
Intelligent design: The fluid carried by the blood stream/arteries leaks out into the tissues through the capillary walls and when the tissues are healthy, are drawn into... Read More
A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vernon Barton
General Practice 53 years experience
Positive or negative: If you have changed your diet for the better, eating more whole foods, veges, legumes, whole grains and fruits, then the changes are a reward for a be... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vernon Barton
General Practice 53 years experience
What: What you don't use, you lose. Start right after the acute pain is gone by gradually adding more activity.
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vernon Barton
General Practice 53 years experience
Poor circulation: Swelling of the leg indicates that you are having problems getting the blood/lymph fluid out of that leg. Causes include pressure on the veins or lym... Read More
A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vernon Barton
General Practice 53 years experience
Good nutrition: Fingernails are a good picture of your state of nutrition. Other diseases can certainly affect the nails, but if yours are thin and friable, you may... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vernon Barton
General Practice 53 years experience
Which spots?: "spots" is a very indefinite term. I have had a number of patients ask about the large circular looking structures on the posterior tongue that are l... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vernon Barton
General Practice 53 years experience
Trust your OBG/Doc: The cyst you mentioned is very unlikely to harm or enlarge and your doc will be monitoring it with us to assure it is not. Sometimes this will occur ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vernon Barton
General Practice 53 years experience
Hang in there: Being a 30 y/o beginning 2nd trimester having morning sickness will give most women a bad tasting mouth. You need to try to stay very well hydrated... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vernon Barton
General Practice 53 years experience
Consider side effect: I assume you have been examined by your provider and have normal vital signs and normal chemistries including calcium and magnesium levels. Next, i wo... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vernon Barton
General Practice 53 years experience
Consider this: Your question is too general to answer. Amitriptyline is a tricyclic antidepressant with effects on chronic pain, especially related to nerve pain. ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vernon Barton
General Practice 53 years experience
Adhesions likely: If your abbreviation of "9 dpo" means 9 days post operation, then the most likely cause is something inside that is still healing and hurts to stretch... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vernon Barton
General Practice 53 years experience
Probably neuralgia: A 30 yo male with recent bells palsy and having sharp pains behind the angle of the jaw just below the ear is most likely having some nerve pain. Som... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vernon Barton
General Practice 53 years experience
Nerve irritations: We have sensory nerves in our airways, trachea etc that let us know when things are not right such as bronchitis with its irritation and coughing. Cr... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vernon Barton
General Practice 53 years experience
Local nrv irritation: You are describing problems of the temporal branch of the facial nerve that passes by the parotid salivary gland. It supplies the muscles of that are... Read More
A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vernon Barton
General Practice 53 years experience
Damaged soft tissues: The meniscus is the cartilage that keeps the bones from wearing against each other in the knee joint, between the femur (thigh bone) and the tibia (l... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vernon Barton
General Practice 53 years experience
A pregnancy issue: Decidual bleeding is the name for vaginal bleeding/spotting during pregnancy that may occur around the time that a pregnant woman would otherwise expe... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vernon Barton
General Practice 53 years experience
Depends on cycle: You can only get pregnant during the ovulation phase of the cycle. That always occurs 14 days before the onset of your menstrual period. So if you h... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vernon Barton
General Practice 53 years experience
Uncertain: The sac is visible as early as 4 weeks, but the "fetal pole" may not be visible until after the 6th week. If you are having vaginal bleeding that pro... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vernon Barton
General Practice 53 years experience
Eat a healthy diet.: Choose whole grain foods, fruits, vegetables, and high protein foods like turkey and fish. Avoid processed, low nutrient, and high calorie foods that... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vernon Barton
General Practice 53 years experience
Hormonal changes: If you are not on birth control pills and have no other symptoms than more period-like flow, the most likely thing is some fluctuation in your hormone... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vernon Barton
General Practice 53 years experience
Stop more meds: With the combination of meds on an empty stomach, you have gastritis = stomachache. Use an antacid like tums/rolaids or eat something bland like yogu... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vernon Barton
General Practice 53 years experience
YES: Indolent infections in this area are often from staph infections. Removing the piercing appliance, cleansing with peroxide, moist hot compresses, and... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vernon Barton
General Practice 53 years experience
Likely a "fissure".: If you have pain in the anus when you are passing a stool that stretches it and no hemorrhoids(piles) were found, you likely have a very tiny tear - a... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vernon Barton
General Practice 53 years experience
Basic treatments: Warm compresses may be helpful. Hold a very warm, wet towel on the eyelid for five to 10 minutes, four times a day, to reduce swelling and promote dra... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vernon Barton
General Practice 53 years experience
Specialty care: It sounds like you need to have an infectious disease specialist &/or urologist for your kidney problems and a hematologist(a blood specialist) fo... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vernon Barton
General Practice 53 years experience
The inner ear.: Dizziness is a difficult term. Most people mean the room is spinning around them when 'dizzy'. Moving usually makes it worse. If that is what you a... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vernon Barton
General Practice 53 years experience
Female hormone issue: For a 17 y/o with the symptoms you relate, it is most likely related to your hormone levels and if sexually active may also be PID that would give you... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vernon Barton
General Practice 53 years experience
It depends: The pelvic area is from navel to upper thighs. Are you saying lower abdomen or lower back/sacral area; deep or on the skin? Contact dermatitis may b... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vernon Barton
General Practice 53 years experience
If you continue.: Your stomach is reacting to your indiscretion. If you don't continue to abuse it, you will not suffer. Stick to a bland diet with small meals and yo... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vernon Barton
General Practice 53 years experience
Describing spasms: This sounds like cramping in your mid to lower abdomen. Likely causes would be 1. Constipation with hard stool stretching the bowel as it moves along... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vernon Barton
General Practice 53 years experience
It depends: The reason for your head banging is not clear. If riding something that jerked your head around and banged it against something, you most likely have... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vernon Barton
General Practice 53 years experience
Yes: Pms is a complex of many symptoms including bloating, headaches, mood swings, or other physical and emotional changes that are thought to be related t... Read More
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vernon Barton
General Practice 53 years experience
Uncertain: The very best protection and perhaps cure is a change in lifestyle and diet which will allow your body to correct the current defects that are causing... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vernon Barton
General Practice 53 years experience
Good shoes/ surgery: Bunions are a deformity of the joint at the base of the big toe usually. Most often this is created by wearing shoes that force the toe outward towar... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vernon Barton
General Practice 53 years experience
You need examination: You may have passed some "stones", but that doesn't mean that your problems are gone. More stones can form and if one is blocking the ureter (the tub... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vernon Barton
General Practice 53 years experience
Likely hormones: The discharge sounds normal and if there has been some fluctuation of your hormones, the period may be off a couple days and still be 'normal'. There... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vernon Barton
General Practice 53 years experience
Slow process: I assume bruising and discoloration occurred & moved along with the swelling. This is blood in the tissues outside of the vessels which causes sw... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vernon Barton
General Practice 53 years experience
Hormonal fluctuation: There are a number of factors that can affect a women's hormonal cycle. Birth control pills certainly do, but other medicines, stress etc may affect ... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vernon Barton
General Practice 53 years experience
Doubtful: Pain in the scapula area can be related to muscular strain/stress unrelated to coughing. If there is no cough, fever, chills etc it is not likely inf... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vernon Barton
General Practice 53 years experience
See below: Peyronies disease is caused by fibrous scar tissue inside the penis that causes curved, painful erections. If you don't have any symptoms other than ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vernon Barton
General Practice 53 years experience
Both could cause it: Many women on bc pills for an extended period of time stop having menstrual flow due to the suppression of the endometrial build up. So even though t... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vernon Barton
General Practice 53 years experience
Possibly: Smashing a joint with spurs and other calcium deposits can break those hardened structures because they are brittle, hard and unbending. If marked sw... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vernon Barton
General Practice 53 years experience
Water + CHOs: If you are running for long distances on an empty stomach in the am, you need to rehydrate with water &/or juices. After "cooling off", eating comple... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vernon Barton
General Practice 53 years experience
Probably normal: The brown discharge indicates a very little bit of blood is being lost from the uterus even before the recognized "period". Periods are controlled by... Read More
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vernon Barton
General Practice 53 years experience
Contusion of chest: I imagine 'arm dips' is a pushup type exercise and you slipped and hit your anterior chest on the seat. That would cause bruising at best, maybe even... Read More

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Apr 4, 2013
A pleasure to get to know him! great answers
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Barton is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Barton is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thank you for replying, i needed to know if you could tell anything from these results, like MS or any other desease.
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you I was told it was an allergicic reaction to something I have consumed it's starting to get better.
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Thats why I'm confused. Been exposed to mrsa days b4 diagnosed with cellulitis. Thank you, going in today to be looked at.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Loma Linda University School of Medicine, CA
Graduated 1969MD

Awards

Top Doctor, First Place, Boise, ID - Winter
2013
Most Influential, Second Place, Boise, ID - Winter
2013
Thought Leader, First Place, Boise, ID - Winter
2013
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