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Dr. William Duggan

Family Medicine
Prince Frederick, MD
17 years experience male

About

Bio

Family medicine doctor with specialist training in microsurgical techniques and specialty interests in office procedures, sports medicine, nutrition and adolescent health

Specialties
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Family Medicine

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

25 Answers
21 Agrees
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Duggan
17 years experience
Stay calm: Don't be afraid there are many options available to you. First and foremost make an appointment with your family doctor or gynecologist so that they c... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Duggan
17 years experience
Clinical exam: Any result is only as good as the test performed and unfortunately there is no perfect clinical test out there. While a normal ekg and cxr are very re... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Duggan
17 years experience
Fungus: More than likely you have a toenail fungal infection and will need anti-fungal treatment. There are many otc remedies eg Lamisil (terbinafine) however... Read More
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Duggan
17 years experience
No tan is best tan: The fact remains tanning is a bad practice and really not only to keep your skin healthy and vibrant as well to prevent the risk of future skin cancer... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Duggan
17 years experience
Sport nutrition: There is no quick fix for muscle growth but in a nutshell when combined with appropriate exercise the following supplements do have evidence for muscl... Read More
A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Duggan
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Doctor visit : Swollen ankles could be due to a multitude of causes ranging from simple pooling of fluid in legs ( dependent edema) to varicose veins to medication s... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. William Duggan
17 years experience
Urgent: This could be a potentially dangerous condition called giant cell or temporal arteritis. This can seriously pose a great risk to permanent vision loss... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Duggan
17 years experience
Safe: As with any procedure an upper GI or endoscopy has it's risks and benefits which should be discussed with your physician. This being said endoscopy is... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Duggan
17 years experience
Protection : Whenever having unprotected sex there is always a chance of pregnancy regardless of climaxing during inter course. In this day and age and the prevale... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Duggan
17 years experience
Ensure: Ensure what medicines you should stop prior to surgery and check whether you will need an antibiotic.
A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Duggan
17 years experience
Dubious: While there have been some reports of diabetes associated with statin use in the press the data is weak. In order to cause diabetes in one person you ... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Duggan
17 years experience
Thyroid: Typically the recommendation is to wait at least 30 min after your thyroid medication before consuming foods or vitamins. There is some new emerging e... Read More
A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Duggan
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ACE inhibitor : No Lisinopril is belonging to a class of medications called ace inhibitors. These medications are commonly prescribed for elevated blood pressure but ... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Duggan
17 years experience
Work return: Typically in my practice clearing a head injury for work or activity return involves a thorough clinical history, physical exam and perhaps specialist... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Duggan
17 years experience
Mixed bag: Bodybuilding.Com is a good place to start. They have great nutrition plans and recipes as well as tailored work outs. Word of caution however most sit... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Duggan
17 years experience
Metastasis : Secondary neoplasm refers to cancerous cells which have occurred at a different site (primary) and have moved (metastasized) to the secondary site (in... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Duggan
17 years experience
Many options: Anxiety management is complex but achievable with the right physician guiding you. I like to think of it as a bicycle wheel with many spokes with each... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Duggan
17 years experience
Musculoskeletal : Rib cage pain can be due to problems in any of the building blocks of that structure. Negative imaging of the bony elements is reassuring however a go... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. William Duggan
17 years experience
Pregnancy ok : Having varicose veins is not a contraindication to pregnancy however be aware that often varicosities worsen with pregnancy. Prevent excessive weight... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Duggan
17 years experience
Tailored approach : Acne treatment has come along way however there is no real one size fits all. Individuals differ so much in skin type and acne type that acne treatmen... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Duggan
17 years experience
Whey protein: While protein won't necessarily make you better at sports directly is does have benefits. Studies looking at whey protein preparations in particular h... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Duggan
17 years experience
Physical activity: Maybe sport is not the answer. The most important thing is to try and engage your son in physical activity to prevent his future risks of diabetes, ob... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Duggan
17 years experience
Healthy diet: Generally this plan seems reasonable, it's all about balance. When looking at meal plans to maintain an optimum weight and reducing your future cardia... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Duggan
17 years experience
Comprehensive: Generally the sports phy will include a history and review of medications etc to ensure no contraindications to sports participation. The exam will fo... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Duggan
17 years experience
Supervision : Congestive heart failure has varying degrees of severity and exercise should never be performed if causing symptoms. However everyone regardless of ch... Read More

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Duggan is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Duggan is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I would like to know about the new emerging information about taking Thyroid medication. Thank you! I will check with my doctor.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I am consulting with another physician. Thank you for your answer
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thanks for doing what you do

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland Medical School, Ireland
Graduated 2005MD

Residency

CLEVELAND CLINIC

Awards

Top Family Physician, First Place, Maryland - Summer
2013
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