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Dr. Asher Turney

Occupational Medicine
Toney, AL
20 years experience male

Locations

Choice Medicine

Toney, AL

Address

8208 Hwy 53 , Toney, AL, US
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My office hours

Wednesday: 8:00am - 6:00pm
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Insurances accepted

Aetna

Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Alabama

Tricare

Medicaid

Cigna

UnitedHealthcare

Medicare

About

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Board certified Occupational Medicine, Urgent Care Medicine, Correctional Health Professional and Medical Review Officer

Specialties
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Occupational Medicine

General Practice

Urgent Care

Doctor Q&A

37 Answers
39 Agrees
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Asher Turney
Occupational Medicine 20 years experience
Fungus vs virus: Fungus is a living organism with a cell wall. Any of a group of unicellular, multicellular, or syncytial spore-producing organisms feeding on organic ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Asher Turney
Occupational Medicine 20 years experience
Safe practices: We use safe practices such as universal precautions and we try to have proper hand hygiene and respiratory droplet control. We check workers annually ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Asher Turney
Occupational Medicine 20 years experience
This is very serious: This could be something serious like a subdural or epidural hematoma. It could be a skull fracture or a concussion. Since this type of injury can get ... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Asher Turney
Occupational Medicine 20 years experience
Sleepy time: It may be related to what you eat before class or your lifestyle(sedentary). I recommend also if you have a bmi >35, or neck circumference >17 ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Asher Turney
Occupational Medicine 20 years experience
Sharp headaches: Please get evaluated. This may be something called trigeminal neuralgia. You really need to explain the pain more so that someone can diagnose it. For... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Asher Turney
Occupational Medicine 20 years experience
Worsening UTI: You should be reevaluated if you have been on antibiotics and you are still having pain. Try drinking as much water and cranberry juices. But also mon... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Asher Turney
Occupational Medicine 20 years experience
OSA unlikely genetic: Less likely in obstructive sleep apnea. Main cause for obstructive is obesity, some other risk factors include age>50, male sex, comorbidities with... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Asher Turney
Occupational Medicine 20 years experience
Bad headache: Usually about 1-2 days after stopping the usage of caffeine in chronic caffeine users and the headache can be severe, throbbing, often bilateral. It c... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Asher Turney
Occupational Medicine 20 years experience
Depo provera (medroxyprogesterone): You body is in a state of increase hormone levels which is similar to pregnancy and this tricks the body prevents pregnancies from happening. However,... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Asher Turney
Occupational Medicine 20 years experience
Could be blood: Need to get your blood levels check for bleeding problems like petechia or purpura. But may also be a sign of a skin mass or infections. Really hard ... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Asher Turney
Occupational Medicine 20 years experience
Not thyroid: You should get evaluated as mass can present it could be something simple but it also could be more concerning things like cancer. I would just follow... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Asher Turney
Occupational Medicine 20 years experience
Sebaceous cyst: Most sebaceous are without issue but if you start to have a flare up i would recommend going to see a physicians as it may need drainage due to trappe... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Asher Turney
Occupational Medicine 20 years experience
Ignore: As we age there is higher risk of herniated disc. It also is associated with physical activity.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Asher Turney
Occupational Medicine 20 years experience
Gravity pull: If you are relatively healthy and you arent bleeding or having any watery liquid discharge this is likely just the baby lying on your bladder and othe... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Asher Turney
Occupational Medicine 20 years experience
Thyroiditis: Get your thyroid checked. Make sure you are hydrated and are taking in enough electrolytes ( like potassium or sodium) thyroiditis can be hypothyroid ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Asher Turney
Occupational Medicine 20 years experience
Vomiting: You should get evaluated for helibacter pylori infection. Please consider starting an antacid. If this doesn't improve then see your regular doctor ov... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Asher Turney
Occupational Medicine 20 years experience
Possible pregnancy: You should go to get a urine pregnancy test and if it is not positive in about a week if you are still having symptoms you should follow up for a qua... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Asher Turney
Occupational Medicine 20 years experience
Pain in pelvis: There could be pregnancy, but this could be many other things including especially serious conditions like an ectopic pregnancy or pelvic inflammatory... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Asher Turney
Occupational Medicine 20 years experience
Tender itchy breast: Tenderness can be a sign of hormonal changes, in men and women. But it could be pregnancy in females however it could be related to usual menstrual ch... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Asher Turney
Occupational Medicine 20 years experience
Not accurate: The use of more traditional routes of birth control is more effective, it is like using a hang glider to go to work each day it is possible but i woul... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Asher Turney
Occupational Medicine 20 years experience
Fungal infection: Please keep finger nail clean and dry. Consider some white vinegar soaks. If no better in a couple weeks then see doctor for more powerful treatments.... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Asher Turney
Occupational Medicine 20 years experience
Dose and birth contr: The most important thing will all birth control (also known as oral contraceptives) is that you consistently take them. Missing doses and taking medic... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Asher Turney
Occupational Medicine 20 years experience
Pregnancy: This could be pregnancy or stress either can change the timing of your periods. I would recommend a pregnancy test and despite its result if you are c... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Asher Turney
Occupational Medicine 20 years experience
Fibroids & ectopics: Fibroids usually do not cause issues like ectopic pregnancies unless the are large and are pressing on the fallopian tube where it enters the uterus. ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Asher Turney
Occupational Medicine 20 years experience
Lymphnode or mass?: You should get it evaluated for infection or mass( growth). Without being able to evaluate you should be seen by a doctor soon to ensure no worsening.... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Asher Turney
Occupational Medicine 20 years experience
Spontaneous bruising: This may be a sign of some issue with bleeding related to platelets or clotting factors. You should avoid all medications which can causes more bleedi... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Asher Turney
Occupational Medicine 20 years experience
UTI or Kidney Stone: This could be a number of things but i think it likely to be a kidney stone or a urine infection. You should get to your regular doctor asap to be eva... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Asher Turney
Occupational Medicine 20 years experience
Post endoscopy: Probably some esophageal irritation. Try to hydrate yourself and consider some over the counter antiacids like prilosec. You should consider if this w... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Asher Turney
Occupational Medicine 20 years experience
Leg swelling: Hormonal changes occur in pregnancy so that could be a cause. You should also get assessed for hypertension and thyroid problems as these can also be ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Asher Turney
Occupational Medicine 20 years experience
Cervical discharge: Could be significant for being able to get pregnant again (ovulation) so if you arent trying to get pregnant consider using condoms and other sources ... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Asher Turney
Occupational Medicine 20 years experience
Hair loss: See your pcp or dermatologist. Getting evaluated for infection of the scalp also should be consider as infection like tinea capitis can cause loss of ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Asher Turney
Occupational Medicine 20 years experience
Pregnancy: Try an over the counter urine pregnancy test. If not sure then try an in office urine or blood test. Blood test is the gold standard if there is confu... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Asher Turney
Occupational Medicine 20 years experience
Lymphnodes: It is common to have some enlarged lymphnodes after having infections. These lymphnodes should resolve over a short period of time. If they dont then ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Asher Turney
Occupational Medicine 20 years experience
Not likely: The first question would be do you have regularly occurring menstrual periods as this could just be a normal variant. The next thing to ask would be h... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Asher Turney
Occupational Medicine 20 years experience
Need more info: The list can go on to eternity but ulcer, gastrospasm, gallbladder disease, constipation, pancreatitis, gastric outlet syndrome, bowel obstruction, ap... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Asher Turney
Occupational Medicine 20 years experience
Watch for recurrence: Soak in warm water and if it is better then just watch but if it returns you should see your doctor. You probably had an abscess but the differentia... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Asher Turney
Occupational Medicine 20 years experience
Route of exposure: The three most common routes of exposure to toxins are oral (ingestion), respiratory (breathing in), transdermal (through the skin). Learn the potenti... Read More

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Turney is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Turney is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you very much, I just had the Mirena IUD inserted by my doctor on Mat 1st thanks to your advice.
HealthTap member
Thanks for your quick reply! I will check with a dermatologist and hope I would be able to save my hair:) Regards
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thanks! I will visit doctor if no improvement within 2 weeks.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Meharry Medical College School of Medicine, TN
Graduated 2002MD

Residency

Meharry Medical College

Residency

MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL

Residency

MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL

Awards

David Winston Health Policy Award.
Top Doctor, First Place, Huntsville Region, AL - Summer
2013
Most Influential, Second Place, Huntsville Region, AL - Summer
2013

Affiliations

American Society of Correctional Physicians
American College of Occupational & Environmental Medicine
American Academy of Urgent Care Medicine
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