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Dr. Robert Dorsey

Wound care
Branson, MO
36 years experience male

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Wound care

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

660 Answers
454 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 34-year-old member asked:
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Would not: clean the wound with soap and water, dry, apply antibiotic ointment. do this every couple of days. check your tetanus status
A 37-year-old member asked:
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Local exploration: Of the wound, washing irrigating the area with betadine, removing any necrotic tissue, removal of any foreign body. I place a wick of restore silver ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
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Don't want to: Wounds heal faster when kept moist and covered. Drying them out and allowing a scab to form impedes wound healing.
A 37-year-old member asked:
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To see your doctor: It is abnl for your testicle to be swollen. It can even be a urological emergency requiring immediate surgery. This is called a torsion. You also cld ... Read More
A 56-year-old female asked:
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Several things: Depending on the severity of the appendicitis, some distention is normal early on. However, saying that you need to see the surgeon and be examined to... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
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Local hygiene: Soap and water. Antibiotic ointment. Check your tetanus status. I assume the snake is not poisonous.
A 53-year-old female asked:
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You shld: Take an antibiotic sensitive to the bacteria causing the infection. They are usually caused by a bacteria.
A 36-year-old member asked:
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Hard to say: Without examining you. You need to see a urologist. You may have a hernia, torsion, infection, and even a tumor.
A 36-year-old member asked:
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Possibibly: Usually there are multiple opened areas that are painful. Any concerns, see your doctor. Have protected intercourse until know for certain.
A 40-year-old member asked:
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Not sure: Probably not a good idea to use these on your wound. Wash with soap and water. Apply antibiotic ointment. Cover with a secondary dressing.
A 34-year-old member asked:
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Don't know that: there is any use for HBOT in elderly pt's with diabetes alone.
A 22-year-old female asked:
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The swelling: will resolve generally in days. but this sounds more is going on. see your dentist asap.
A 33-year-old female asked:
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Yes: Make sure it isn't a herpetic lesion.
A 23-year-old male asked:
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Possibly: Sounds like you need to be seen right away. Severe stomach pain associated with vomiting and diarrhea shld be evaluated. May be enteritis or something... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
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Yes: The water proof cast isn't the problem. The surgical site doesn't need to get wet.
A 36-year-old member asked:
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Pain: If someone has an appendicitis generally one develops pain around the belly button that slowly with time moves down to the right lower quadrant of the... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
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Possibly: The blood can irritate the intestinal tract which potentially can give you some diarrhea.
A 32-year-old member asked:
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Several things: Need to go see a surgeon and have an examination, blood work, xrays and possible surgery.
A 44-year-old member asked:
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Close: It takes approximately 72 hrs for antibiotics to begin working. You have to make sure that the antibiotics you are taking will cover the bacterial inf... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
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Local hygiene: Wash the area with soap and water. Apply antibiotic ointment to the area involved. Cover it with some kind of a secondary dressing daily. Make sure h... Read More
A 50-year-old male asked:
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Not bad: Any surgery has risks. However, routine elective hernia surgery can be done generally with minimal risks and complications. The risks and complication... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
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See your doctor: He will be able to decide how to repair the wound. Check your tetanus status.
A 56-year-old female asked:
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See your doctor now: This is abnormal after an appendectomy. Go see your physician immediately.
A 26-year-old male asked:
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Local hygiene: Wash with soap and water. Apply antibiotic ointment and cover with a dressing. Don't leave it open to air. Check your tetanus status. Is all the glass... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
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Local hygiene: Wash the area with soap and water. Apply antibiotic ointment and cover with some kind of a dressing.
A 42-year-old member asked:
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Debride: You need to cut away the dead skin and applt an antibiotic ointment to the opened area and cover it with a dressing. You also shld check on your tetan... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
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Biopsy: The only way is to take a piece of the skin involved and send it to be examined by a pathologist to look at it under a microscope.
A 47-year-old member asked:
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Not sure: See your doctor for fungal stain. Consider biopsy of the lesions. Start out using Lotrisone (clotrimazole and betamethasone) twice a day... Wear 1... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
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Don't know: This is a potential side effect of all antibiotics.
A 46-year-old member asked:
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Depends: If they are not infected, wash with soap and water and then apply Benadryl (diphenhydramine) ointment to the areas. If appear infected do the same bu... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
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Protect it: If the blister is intact cover it and leave it alone. Check it every day to make sure there is no infection. Check your tetanus status.
A 38-year-old female asked:
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Probsbly safe: However, as a wound care specialist I have never used epson salt in wound care. Wash the wound with soap and water. Apply antibiotic ointment and keep... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
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Generally not: If the blister is intact and there is no evidence of infection, leave the blister intact.
A 33-year-old member asked:
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Depends: On the antibiotic being used to treat the infection.
A 20-year-old male asked:
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Probably nl: After an incision is made in the skin and when things are sewn back together underneath the incision a hard ridge of tissue develops. This is genly a ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
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Sure: If it is still opened or has reopened go see your doctor.
A 42-year-old member asked:
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Not sure: See your doctor and obtain a hemoglobin aic. If this is elevated then by definition you are diabetic. After eating our sugars tend to be high. You can... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
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Watch it: Leave it alone and protect it. Don't pop it.
A 41-year-old member asked:
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Probably hemorrhoids: If persists or recurs see your doctor to examine the anus rectum and colon.
A 19-year-old female asked:
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No: The cause of appendicitis is obstruction of the lumen to the appendix.
A 32-year-old member asked:
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Not sure: If both of you are clean then not a problem.
A 19-year-old female asked:
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Yes: Need to make sure that the artery and vein in back of the knee is okay. Sounds as if you may have a contusion of the soft tissues. Also need to chec... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
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No: The incision generally is made in the lower right quadrant of the abdomen. And this does not cause an inguinal hernia.
A 22-year-old male asked:
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Yes: It will take several days for the antibiotics to work.
A 44-year-old member asked:
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Not much: Cellulitis is caused by multiple different bacteria. Mrsa is the most common bacteria causing cellulitis.
A 42-year-old member asked:
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Yes: Any abscess is abnormal. See your doctor for treatment. Incision and drainage. May need IV or oral antibiotics. Make sure they do a culture of the dra... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
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Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim): Is a antibiotic commonly used to treat MRSA infections. Need to check the sensitivities though to be sure.
A 28-year-old female asked:
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Should: The repetitive trauma will delay the healing. Wash with soap and water and keep covered with antibiotic ointment and bandaid.
A male asked:
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Generally no: If you have been vaccinated against tetanus then you shld be protected from getting tetanus.

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Dorsey is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Dorsey is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Dear Dr. Dorsey, Thank you so much for taking the time to answer my question! I 2ill definitely follow up with my surgeon who removed my Gallbladder & see what he says....Read More
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Thank you so much. Even though it relatively small,I am seeing a Dr. But always nice to know there are other trx. Now gotta lookup medihoney
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thanks a lot... Have to see dr at end of five day treatment to see if i need further treatment with oral pills

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

The University of Louisville
Graduated 1985MD

Awards

Southwestern Gynecologic Assembly Award
Top Doctor, First Place, Springfield Region, MO - Summer
2013
Most Influential, Second Place, Springfield Region, MO - Summer
2013
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