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Dr. John Luther

Addiction Medicine
Reno, NV
23 years experience male

About

Bio

The mind is an amazing creation and I strive each day to understand the processes that each and every one of us compile to make up ones life. Right or wrong we each as individuals make decisions that form our lives. I love the study of those who think outside the norm and try to direct them into the right direction. I love working for psychiatry.

Specialties
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Addiction Medicine

ADHD & Autism

Clinical Psychology

Pediatrics - Psychiatry

Psychiatry

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

34 Answers
140 Agrees
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Luther
Addiction Medicine 23 years experience
Serotonin drugs: nortriptyline is an tricyclic antidepressant that increases norepinephrine and serotonin but mostly isn't is used for much but sleep now days. Proza... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Luther
Addiction Medicine 23 years experience
Prozac (fluoxetine) anxiety: Prozac (fluoxetine) is still one of the best drugs for depression. It is also a great choice for obsessive compulsive disorder and bulimia nervous. ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Luther
Addiction Medicine 23 years experience
Water pills: Water pills are primarily used for swollen ankles and high blood pressure, however they are also used to loose weight. They cause you to urinate mor... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Luther
Addiction Medicine 23 years experience
Amoxicillin: Usually Amoxicillin is prescribed for 10 to 14 days for an infection like that. If you feel that it is not helping at all you should contact your doc... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Luther
Addiction Medicine 23 years experience
Crestor or Lipitor (atorvastatin): Lipitor (atorvastatin) or Crestor are both top choices. Consider Lipitor (atorvastatin) since it has a generic and is much cheaper. If neither of th... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Luther
Addiction Medicine 23 years experience
Bensoyl peroxide: Benzoyl peroxide 10% is usually the best over-the-counter medication for pimples. It is also important to wash the area well with a soap like neutrog... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Luther
Addiction Medicine 23 years experience
Earache 2nd opinion: If it is not infected you can still use a/b otic drops for pain and Meclizine for dizziness. You should get a second opinion from a physician if it i... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Luther
Addiction Medicine 23 years experience
Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) / heart: I would talk to the psychologist and consider changing to an extended-release like vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) once a day. Also consider decreasing do... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Luther
Addiction Medicine 23 years experience
Xanax (alprazolam) and XL-3: In most cases it is okay to take those together however i would not drive after taking them due to a possibility of additive side effects both medicat... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Luther
Addiction Medicine 23 years experience
Sure: Flexeril is a muscle relaxant while aleve (naproxen) is an anti-inflammatory drug just make sure you take aleve (naproxen) with food and beware of Fle... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Luther
Addiction Medicine 23 years experience
4 days to a month: it varies on the doses used and fat in your body but usually days to weeks and it will be completely out of your body
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Luther
Addiction Medicine 23 years experience
Minocycline accutane: Prescription Minocycline is most common now days but if severe you can ask your doctor about accutane. Accutane can have serious side effects and sho... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Luther
Addiction Medicine 23 years experience
Liver and sedation: Alcohol affect the way the liver operates and causes sedation both of which can affect seizure med.
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Luther
Addiction Medicine 23 years experience
Anxiety: Anxiety is an unpleasant state of inner turmoil, often accompanied by nervous behavior, such as pacing back and forth, somatic complaints and ruminati... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Luther
Addiction Medicine 23 years experience
Common but 3 weeks?: Plan b is taken within 72 hours of having unprotected sex, and then again 12 hours later. Plan b is just a high dose of birth control pills. Planb co... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Luther
Addiction Medicine 23 years experience
Expired meds: It is not recommended to use anything past the expiration date. Some medications can be bad for you however most are just not as potent as unexpired.
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Luther
Addiction Medicine 23 years experience
Migraine headaches: Depending on the type of migraine and/or cause of the headaches you can discuss with your doctor the medications Propranolol and/or imitrex. I have s... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Luther
Addiction Medicine 23 years experience
Hot compresses: Using hot compresses and rinsing with tolerable warm to hot saline water may help. Depending on how big and how long you have had it you want to seek... Read More
A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Luther
Addiction Medicine 23 years experience
Serious signs: These can be signs of a serious problem and should be determined by a physician. Time is of the essence and this should not be put off. You should n... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Luther
Addiction Medicine 23 years experience
Ignore: Detox at treatment center then go to Alcoholics Anonymous or Narcotics Anonymous everyday, possible!
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Luther
Addiction Medicine 23 years experience
Antibiotic: Zithromax aka Azithromycin is one of the first once daily dosing antibiotics available in the us. It is used to treat many different bacterial infect... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Luther
Addiction Medicine 23 years experience
Cardura (doxazosin): Cardura (doxazosin) was originally prescribed for high blood pressure but it is more often prescribed for benign prostatic hypertrophy which can go up... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Luther
Addiction Medicine 23 years experience
Tramadol withdraw : Tramadol many think should be a controlled substance. In my experience I have seen serval patients taking tramadol 50 mg 4 to 6 times daily and when ... Read More
A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Luther
Addiction Medicine 23 years experience
Opiate withdrawal : I do not know the ingredients of the pills but it does have useful information in the packet. Any help is good help. The best help would be to see a... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Luther
Addiction Medicine 23 years experience
Caffeine : Regular tea usually has the most caffeine although coffee and some sodas have caffeine as well. Caffeine is only one ingredient that is in excedrine ... Read More
A 78-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Luther
Addiction Medicine 23 years experience
Minocin (minocycline) In bullous p: It depends on if it is localized or widespread but often times corticosteroids can help. If your doctor decides to start you on steroids make sure th... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Luther
Addiction Medicine 23 years experience
Xanax (alprazolam) urine test: usually they stay in your system for 1 to 10 days for your usage although They can stay longer if long chronic use is involved which is not the case h... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Luther
Addiction Medicine 23 years experience
Meds cause ear ring: Usually i find ringing in the ears is caused from certain medications. Make sure you tell your physician all medications you are taking or your medic... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Luther
Addiction Medicine 23 years experience
Breakthru bleeding : Depending on how long you have been taking the medication breakthrough bleeding can be quite common although it can also be a sign of noncompliance. ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Luther
Addiction Medicine 23 years experience
Plan B: Plan b is only a high dose of birth control medication. You run the same risks taking Plan B as you would taking birth control however you do not tak... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Luther
Addiction Medicine 23 years experience
Other options: Oxycontin helps with all types of severe pain even neuropathy and fibromyalgia. There are other less extreme options like Neurontin or Cymbalta (dulo... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Luther
Addiction Medicine 23 years experience
Stress bleeding: Many different types of stress including physical and mental stress from infections can cause breakthrough bleeding. Anything that can throw your nat... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. John Luther
Addiction Medicine 23 years experience
Anxiety: anxiety can often cause chest pain. It could be something more serios check with your doctor!
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Luther
Addiction Medicine 23 years experience
Ultram & Klonopin (clonazepam): ultram (tramadol) is for pain while Klonopin (clonazepam) is a seditive / anxiolytic. They can be taken together if prescribed by the same doctor but... Read More

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Jun 23, 2013
Very accurate and timely responses.
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Luther is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Luther is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I've tried everything, and nothing works.. I've been going through this for a year.. Going to Mayo Clinic in september.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! True: I take cymbalta + neurontin+oxycodone, fentanyl patch +Valium
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thanks I wasn't sure why I was getting a prescription for it.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California, CA
Graduated 1999MD

Residency

WEST HILLS HOSPITAL & MEDICAL CENTER

Awards

ACEP awards for contribution to energy psychology and
Thought Leader, First Place, Reno Region, NV - Summer
2013
Top Pharmacologist, First Place, Nevada - Summer
2013

Affiliations

Adult psychiatry service
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