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Dr. Tracy Lovell

Internal Medicine - rheumatology
Gainesville, GA
22 years experience female

Locations

Northeast Georgia Diagnostic Clinic

Gainesville, GA

Address

1240 Jesse Jewell Parkway, Suite 500, Gainesville, GA
Directions

My office hours

Tuesday: 8:30am - 5:00pm
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Practice website

Fax

7702975017

Insurances accepted

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia

UnitedHealthcare

Cigna

Coventry Health Care

Humana Insurance Company

Medicare

HealthPartners

MultiPlan, Inc

Tricare

Private Healthcare Systems, Inc (PHCS)

About

Bio

My interests are in lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, sjogren's, psoriatic arthritis, and pregnancy in the setting of autoimmune diseases

Specialties
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Internal Medicine - rheumatology

Rheumatology

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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracy Lovell
Internal Medicine - rheumatology 22 years experience
See below: It can be. However as it progresses can have more constipation and hemorrhoids. If you have black tarry or bloody stools or persistent diarrhea, let... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tracy Lovell
Internal Medicine - rheumatology 22 years experience
See below: One does not go thyroid medication unless thyroid function is abnormal. An ANA and antithyroid peroxidase antibody do not measure function. To take ... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracy Lovell
Internal Medicine - rheumatology 22 years experience
See below: It could be carpel tunnel syndrome from scooping ice cream. See your doctor to confirm.
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tracy Lovell
Internal Medicine - rheumatology 22 years experience
See below: Rheumatologists treat vasculitis and can order mras and ct angiograms ----in fact any doc can order these studies, but the rheumatologist manage vascu... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tracy Lovell
Internal Medicine - rheumatology 22 years experience
See below: Only acetaminophen/tylenol---see your doctor if your headache continues to be unrelieved.
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracy Lovell
Internal Medicine - rheumatology 22 years experience
See below: I do not know the symptoms that you had, but it maybe wise to go ahead and see a rheumatologist to better what exactly is going.
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracy Lovell
Internal Medicine - rheumatology 22 years experience
See below: Brain lesions that can be seen on MRI that are similiar to ms can be seen with a clotting disorder known as antiphospholipid antibody syndrome. If yo... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tracy Lovell
Internal Medicine - rheumatology 22 years experience
See below: We currently have no commericially available antibodies that are used to diagnose psoriasis. The current biologic medications available to treat ps... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracy Lovell
Internal Medicine - rheumatology 22 years experience
See below: You could have transient palpations that may not have occurred when you were wearing the holter monitor or you could have panic attacks. Talk to your... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tracy Lovell
Internal Medicine - rheumatology 22 years experience
See below: Was the MRI of your hand or your neck---would neck to know to fully answer. However; you may benefit from having a nerve conduction study on this arm... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tracy Lovell
Internal Medicine - rheumatology 22 years experience
See below: That would be unlikely---your anxiety can most certainly cause sinsus tachycardia.
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracy Lovell
Internal Medicine - rheumatology 22 years experience
See below: Not giant cell. The gum bleeding can be related to other dental issues. The other symptoms can be seen in lupus, sjogren's, and behcet's to name a ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracy Lovell
Internal Medicine - rheumatology 22 years experience
See below: The best thing to do is to tell him or her your symptoms and bring up your concerns as what about what you may or may not have.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracy Lovell
Internal Medicine - rheumatology 22 years experience
See below: It is what is known as a dmard---disease modifying anti-rheumatic drug that is used to treat autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis.
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tracy Lovell
Internal Medicine - rheumatology 22 years experience
See below: Sometimes TB skin tests are placed wrong--quantiferon is supposed to be more accurate than TB skin test. Your doctor can have an id doctor comment on... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracy Lovell
Internal Medicine - rheumatology 22 years experience
See below: Diet drinks have been thought to trigger weight gain by appetite stimulation.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracy Lovell
Internal Medicine - rheumatology 22 years experience
See below: If you had reported bilaterally enlargement of parotid glands, i would say possibly. ANA can be positive or negative with sjogren's. Your current th... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracy Lovell
Internal Medicine - rheumatology 22 years experience
See below: Certain types of rash, joint pain, cell count abnormalities, pleurisy, ---there are more, but you should check the lupus foundation of america's websi... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracy Lovell
Internal Medicine - rheumatology 22 years experience
No: You should avoid sex until after you complete your antibiotics as you can infect your partner who can reinfect after you complete treatment. Consider... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracy Lovell
Internal Medicine - rheumatology 22 years experience
See below: It is not irritable bowel disease. It is a syndrome that causes diarrhea.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tracy Lovell
Internal Medicine - rheumatology 22 years experience
Tnf inhibitors: Tnf inhibitors do an excellent job of clearing skin in psoriasis.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tracy Lovell
Internal Medicine - rheumatology 22 years experience
See below: Heart healthy or mediterranean would be good.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tracy Lovell
Internal Medicine - rheumatology 22 years experience
See below: They typically do not pose any problems together unless you have health conditions that excludes you from taking these medicines. Check with your doc... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tracy Lovell
Internal Medicine - rheumatology 22 years experience
Low: Low fat is not always healthy. It may mean more salt or sugar.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracy Lovell
Internal Medicine - rheumatology 22 years experience
If you already: If you already have joint damage, you will need to go on Methotrexate and probably a biologic if you are candidate for it. The combination of two c... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tracy Lovell
Internal Medicine - rheumatology 22 years experience
Could be : It be from neuropathy. Neuropathy can be caused by a variety of things ranging from pinched nerves in the back to diabetes, and potentially from mctd... Read More
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A 72-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tracy Lovell
Internal Medicine - rheumatology 22 years experience
See below: Both statins and diclofenac can cause elevated liver enzymes. If diclofenac was the last drug to be added that is the mostly cause. Discuss with you... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tracy Lovell
Internal Medicine - rheumatology 22 years experience
While: While on std treatment, avoid sex in order to prevent reinfection by infecting your partner.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tracy Lovell
Internal Medicine - rheumatology 22 years experience
If: If your hair starts becoming curly or brittle, have your thyroid checked--maybe hypothyroid.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracy Lovell
Internal Medicine - rheumatology 22 years experience
See below: Pregnancy is not something to take lightly. To consider to such means to get pregnant when your partner is opposed to it has the potential for proble... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracy Lovell
Internal Medicine - rheumatology 22 years experience
See your doctor: Your mother needs to check with her rheumatologist first. If she has rheumatoid involvement of cervical spine c1/c2, she does not need to jumping out... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tracy Lovell
Internal Medicine - rheumatology 22 years experience
Depends: Each child can do different things at different times. See your child's doctor for an evaluation. Also read and talk to your child---some studies ar... Read More
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A 67-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tracy Lovell
Internal Medicine - rheumatology 22 years experience
Could be: This could be a number a things but most concerning would be temporal arteritis which is a vasculitis that affects blood vessels. It can affect the t... Read More
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracy Lovell
Internal Medicine - rheumatology 22 years experience
May have: You may have rosacea based on your symptoms. See your doctor for further evaluation.
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tracy Lovell
Internal Medicine - rheumatology 22 years experience
If you have gout: If you have gout and that is why you are using allopurinol, gout has been linked to cardiovascular disease. If you have cardiovascular disease, you w... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracy Lovell
Internal Medicine - rheumatology 22 years experience
See below: Obviously your doctor felt that you have an active autoimmune when they tried using the medications you mentioned. But beyond that it is hard for me ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tracy Lovell
Internal Medicine - rheumatology 22 years experience
See below: It could be trochanteric bursitis.---see your doctor to confirm as a corticosteriod injection at the site can relieve the pain.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tracy Lovell
Internal Medicine - rheumatology 22 years experience
See below: It is systemic autoimmune disease that is determined by physical findings and lab tests. Certain criteria must be met before one is labeled with this... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tracy Lovell
Internal Medicine - rheumatology 22 years experience
Sometimes: Sometimes agents such as methotrexate, azathioprine, cellcept, (mycophenolate mofetil) and Humira are required to treat iritis/uveitis when all other ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tracy Lovell
Internal Medicine - rheumatology 22 years experience
See below: Various nsaids like Celebrex (celecoxib) may take up 2 weeks---if not response, you need to let your doctor know.
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tracy Lovell
Internal Medicine - rheumatology 22 years experience
See below: At your age, stress and lack of sleep are associated with short-term memory loss. If it continues or worsens, see your doctor for an evaluation.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracy Lovell
Internal Medicine - rheumatology 22 years experience
See below: This could be related to medications that you take, gallstones, and conditions such as autoimmune hepatitis. You need to consider seeing a gastroente... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracy Lovell
Internal Medicine - rheumatology 22 years experience
No: It is important to treat hypothyroidism especially if you are symptomatic. You will be amazed at how much better you will feel in as little as 6 to 8... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracy Lovell
Internal Medicine - rheumatology 22 years experience
See below: Sometimes people are not allowed to donate blood if they have a tattoo. Check with your blood bank to see their requirements.
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracy Lovell
Internal Medicine - rheumatology 22 years experience
See below: You could have arthritis known as reactive arthritis which is triggered by infection. Consider seeing a rheumatologist for further testing.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracy Lovell
Internal Medicine - rheumatology 22 years experience
See below: It sounds like you are positive for hla-b27antigen. There is a good chance that you have joint involvement one day. However; it may be in the form of... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracy Lovell
Internal Medicine - rheumatology 22 years experience
See below: It is always best to contact your OB with any new pains or pressures that you may be experiencing or are concerning to you.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracy Lovell
Internal Medicine - rheumatology 22 years experience
See below: If you have not had your wisdom teeth recently removed, it could be thrush, lichen planus, scar tissue or other etiologies. See your dentist to eval... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracy Lovell
Internal Medicine - rheumatology 22 years experience
Yes: See your doctor for an evaluation or go to an er since you are reporting that you are throwing up and bleeding.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracy Lovell
Internal Medicine - rheumatology 22 years experience
See below: It could be a meniscal or ligament tear. See your doctor to confirm.
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Jun 8, 2013
Dr. Lovell's a skilled, forthright communicator whose great care and dedication to her patients are readily evident from her contributions on HealthTap. Members and colleagues alike can rely on her e...Read More
May 11, 2013
I recommend Dr. Lovell. Her knowledge base in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology is vast. The information she provides is accurate, complete & understandable. She provides a real service to the public...Read More
Jul 17, 2013
A great teacher. A wonderful doctor. Extremely informative answers that not only helps patients, but also educate her colleagues. She is a true asset this medical community has been blessed with.
HealthTap member
Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! Thank you, just thought maybe if someone didn't treat lupus maybe that reason can affect organs. Dr said my AST is 39 & ALT 88 both high.
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! Thankyou very much! I'll try to keep up with the doctor but they're not helping! Saying it should heal on it's own, I have exams coming up:(
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I just found out about a week before this that I'm pregnant so I hope it doesn't affect the baby(s). See Dr in 3 days might go to ER. Thanks

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Medical College of Georgia School of Medicine, GA
Graduated 2000MD

Residency

Medical University of South Carolina

Awards

Castle Connolly Regional Top Doctor 2013
Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society
Honorary Society, Phi Kappa Phi

Affiliations

American College of Rheumatology
Lupus Foundation, Georgia Chapter Medical Advisory Board
American College of Physicians

Publications

Sporadic centronuclear myopathy with muscle pseudohypertrophy, neutropenia, and necklace fibers due to a DNM2 mutation.
High Prevalence of Antiprothrombin Autoantibodies in Patients with Clinical Manifestations of the Antiphospholipid Syndrome but Negative Standard Anti...
Factor VIIa-Antithrombin Complexes as a Measure of Tissue Factor Activity in Patients with Antiphospholipid Antibodies: A Potential Biomarker for Thr...
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