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Dr. Ryan Phasouk

Family Medicine
Rockford, IL
19 years experience male

Locations

Swedish American Immediate Care

Rockford, IL

Address

2437 McFarland Rd, Rockford, IL
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My office hours

Wednesday: 8:00am - 8:00pm
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About

Bio

Ryan Kent Phasouk, MD Education St George’s University School of Medicine Grenada, West Indies Doctor of Medicine May 2003 Northern Illinois University DeKalb, IL Bachelor of Science, Biological Sciences Dec 1997 Honors: Dean’s List (1995-1996); Golden Key National Honor Society Internship and Residency University of Illinois College of Medicine Rockford, IL Family Medicine Resident 2003-2006 Honors: Chief Resident (2005-2006) Swedish American Hospital is a 333-bed, full-service hospital serving the greater Rockford region, northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin. The hospital is a teaching facility with an affiliation to the University of Illinois College of Medicine and UW Health.

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Family Medicine

Occupational Medicine

Urgent Care

Licenses

United States: Illinois

Doctor Q&A

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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Regular: Regular use of pelvic muscle exercises will strengthen the muscles that control the flow of urine.
A female asked:
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Sick and pregnant: Because you are pregnant, you are at an increased risk of having serious health issues for you and the baby when you become ill. Having vomiting can ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Headache: The best way to get rid of headaches is to find a quiet, darkened room and lie down. Spend 20-30 minutes focusing on your breathing to relax yourself... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Best done: Home pregnancy tests are best done around the time when the expected period would be. They accuracy of they test goes up the further away from this d... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Doctor's: Doctor's all agree, "do not bite finger nails". Infections can come.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Ignore: Do remember that meditation is an individual practice and journey.
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Abdominal muscles: Vomiting can be quite a forceful event the body goes through. It is not uncommon for many patients that undergo severe or frequent vomiting, to have ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Ignore: Trichoptilosis is the medical term for hair that has "split ends".
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Varies: It can take about eight weeks for an hcv antibody test to become positive after an exposure. Another test called the hcv RNA can become positive from... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Renal failure: Yes, kidney infections can eventually lead to kidney failure. That is why it is best that when you suspect you have any kind of UTI (urinary tract in... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
Family Medicine 19 years experience
PID: While std's such as gonorrhea and chlamydia are often implicated in causing pelvic inflammatory disease, we are finding out that your normal vaginal f... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Most: Most insurance plans cover rehabilitation.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Sexual: Sexual intercourse does not put a woman at risk for preterm delivery.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Amenorrhea: Amenorrhea refers to absence of a period. The most common cause of amenorrhea is pregnancy. Symptoms of pregnancy can include dizziness, fatigue and... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Gas: For stomach pains secondary to gas, i recommend taking the over the counter medication called simethicone. This is in many products such as gas-x or ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Ankle and knee: By far the most common injuries for basketball players are lower extremity injuries such as foot, ankle or knees. These injuries in general can be ca... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Topical agents: Try using some topical retinoids or azelaic acids to reduce the discoloration that can result from having acne. Hydroquinone may also be effective an... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
Family Medicine 19 years experience
1000 is ok: It is generally recommended that those even without risk of heart disease can take 1000mg of fish oil per day or at least one to two servings of oily ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Reaction: It appears that you may have a reaction to albuterol when you take it via a dermatologic manifestation. Trying some antihistamines may reduce the pre... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
Family Medicine 19 years experience
It may: In general, you should avoid foods that make your gerd worse. There may be common themes to causes of worsening gerd when it comes to foods, such as ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
Family Medicine 19 years experience
They can: Tonsils can, if enlarged, extend down into a portion of the posterior pharynx (back of the throat).
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Unlikely: Bed wetting has not been known to cause neurological damage.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Duration: Poison oak symptoms can take anywhere from 1-3 weeks to resolve without treatment.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
Family Medicine 19 years experience
CPDR: Omeprazole cpdr stands for capsule form and delayed release formulation.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Herpes: Classically, hsv-1 refers to herpes of the oral region (cold sores). Hsv-2 refers to herpes of the genital region. Herpes gladiatorum refers to when... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Great but...: In my experience, nothing is 100% guaranteed. All the best.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
Family Medicine 19 years experience
BV: At this time bacterial vaginosis is not thought to be caused by ejaculate into the vagina. It can simply be overgrowth of normal vaginal flora.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Radiofrequency: Cell phones are a source of radio frequency radiation, however at this time, there is lack of significant evidence to show that cell phones can lead t... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Yes: Drink away! milk is not contraindicated.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Cough: In general, a symptom of coughing can be a sign of a viral or bacterial infection. Cough specific syrups or tablets are readily available for relief.... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Yes but: Zzzquil can be taken for prolonged periods of times without any chance of chemical dependency, however if a patient needs to take a sleep aid every ni... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Yes: Antibiotic allergies are very common.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Call doctor: If you have a bacterial conjunctivitis from a throat infection, you likely need oral antibiotics and antibiotic drops to address your conditions. See... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Rupture: When a boil ruptures, generally drainage of pus-like discharge will ensue. It's best to keep the affected area covered while the boil heals on its on... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Boil: When ruptured, a boil can appear as a crater or ulceration of the skin. The crater can extend deep into the layers of tissue, sometimes exposing musc... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Possible: It is possible that the body's immune system can eradicate certain std's, without medical intervention. The risk of not treating a known std would be... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
Family Medicine 19 years experience
See your doctor: Your symptoms may be signs of something significantly wrong. One cannot tell without a complete history, physical and possible lab/imaging tests. Fo... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Smell test: If it smells of funk, consider it junk!
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
Family Medicine 19 years experience
1-3 days: The onset of MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) is usually 1-3 days. Remember, it is an osmotic agent that draws water into the stool and hence makes it e... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Wines: Wines do contain vasoactive substances such as tyramine, sulfites, and histamine, which can cause flushing and itching.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
Family Medicine 19 years experience
No set time: Milk can be enjoyed at any time of the day without any bearing on health consequences. The only thing that comes to my immediate attention would be i... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
Family Medicine 19 years experience
DVT: A blood clot in the deep veins can feel like a tender, warm, 'cord-like' structure with an appearance of swelling and redness in the area.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Nausea: There are many treatment options for nausea during pregnancy, some are prescription medicines while others can be otc meds. It is best to speak with y... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
Family Medicine 19 years experience
You gotta: You gotta want it! night time eating is a habit and can be unlearned, however if you lack true desire or motivation, then it will be difficult and li... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Can be normal: There can be variations in a woman's menstrual cycle that are considered normal and not to alarm about. If these changes become consistent and consta... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Yes: Amoxicillin/clav has antimicrobial activity against most staph and strep bacterium.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
Family Medicine 19 years experience
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Infection: You could be having an infectious process in your throat. A lot of times, throat infections will cause bodyaches and chills. You should go see a doc... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Friends are best: See if you have any friends or family that recommend a mental health provider. Just be sure that the new provider you seek is within your insurance ne... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
Family Medicine 19 years experience
See your doctor: Your symptoms may be signs of something significantly wrong. One cannot tell without a complete history, physical and possible lab/imaging tests. Fo... Read More

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Apr 3, 2014
Dr. Phasouk is a knowledgeable family physician with an excellent sense of humor and realistic attitude towards daily living. He seems to related well to patients and his answers to questions are corr...Read More
Mar 24, 2014
Dr. Ryan Phasouk practices family medicine, a specialty in which one needs to have both broad and deep knowledge in many areas. He takes on HealthTap questions that hare difficult and answers them wi...Read More
Mar 11, 2014
An outstanding physician with excellent responses to questions. very informative. Refreshing in this age of new medicine to find someone as well rounded in all areas of medicine !
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Just need answer what should pain is especially hurts when moving came on for no reason catches breath. But thank you anyway
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you! I honestly had no idea that the B6 vitiman played a role with morning sickness!
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I'm going to see our family Dr. this next Tues.! Thank you so much! :)

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

St. George's University School of Medicine, Grenada
Graduated 2003MD

Residency

University of Illinois-Chicago
Completed 2006

Awards

Board Certification, American Board of Family Medicine
Chief Resident in Family Medicine, University of Illinois College of Medicine
Medical Review Officer, MROCC

Affiliations

AAFP
AMA
ASBP
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