Dr. Ryan Phasouk

Family Medicine
Rockford, IL
20 years experience male

Locations

Swedish American Immediate Care

Rockford, IL

Address

2437 McFarland Rd, Rockford, IL
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My office hours

Thursday: 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.

Specialties
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Family Medicine

Occupational Medicine

Urgent Care

Licenses

United States: Illinois

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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
Family Medicine 20 years experience
A week: Dengue fever typically lasts from 5-7 days if there are no complications. Treatment is generally supportive.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
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Family Medicine 20 years experience
Varies: The cause of fingernails falling off can be secondary to trauma, infection, or other systemic diseases.
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A 50-year-old female asked:
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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
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A 20-year-old male asked:
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Varies: The most common reason stool will sink or float is based on the contents of the stool. The contents will depend on the foods/drink which you ingest.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
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Family Medicine 20 years experience
No: Overeating and lack of exercise is the cause of increased weight in populations. The television is an inanimate object incapable of making decisions ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
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Family Medicine 20 years experience
Many things: These martial arts require a high level of physical training, mental training and overall discipline. The health benefits are endless!
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Family Medicine 20 years experience
Boil: Boils are referred to as abscesses, in the medical community. They can occur from breaks in the skin, which provide a route of infection for bacteria... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
Family Medicine 20 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
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A 36-year-old male asked:
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Family Medicine 20 years experience
Ignore: Trichoptilosis is the medical term for hair that has "split ends".
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A 30-year-old female asked:
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Family Medicine 20 years experience
Unlikely: There is no reason to suspect that shingles can be caused by spironolactone and the occurrence is likely coincidental.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
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Family Medicine 20 years experience
Ignore: Do remember that meditation is an individual practice and journey.
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A 24-year-old male asked:
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Family Medicine 20 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
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Ear pain: Yes, you can experience discomfort in your ears during tonsillitis. The reason behind this can be explained by the mass effect of your enlarged tonsi... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
Family Medicine 20 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
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A 36-year-old male asked:
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Family Medicine 20 years experience
Metformin: Metformin users, stop at time of intravascular contrast study. Start in 48hrs with good renal test.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Swollen gland: Likely what you are describing is something called lymphadenopathy, which is swelling and inflammation of lymph nodes. This can lead to pain and can ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
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Family Medicine 20 years experience
Bleeding: Post-coital bleeding (bleeding after sexual intercourse) is most likely related to a vaginal tear. A history of painful intercourse strengthens the s... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
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Family Medicine 20 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
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A 49-year-old member asked:
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Family Medicine 20 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
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A 36-year-old male asked:
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Family Medicine 20 years experience
Doctor's: Doctor's all agree, "do not bite finger nails". Infections can come.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
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Urine in pregnancy: There could be many reasons why you have particles in your urine, but in particular during pregnancy, i would be worried about a few things. This cou... Read More
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Family Medicine 20 years experience
Amniotic fluid: Amniotic fluid is the liquid that surrounds the fetus after the first few weeks of life. At five weeks, the fetus is likely to be well surrounding wi... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
Family Medicine 20 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
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A 36-year-old male asked:
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Family Medicine 20 years experience
Sexual: Sexual intercourse does not put a woman at risk for preterm delivery.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
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Regular: Regular use of pelvic muscle exercises will strengthen the muscles that control the flow of urine.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
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Family Medicine 20 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
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A 31-year-old male asked:
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Family Medicine 20 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 diarrhea and ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
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Family Medicine 20 years experience
Most: Most insurance plans cover rehabilitation.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
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Family Medicine 20 years experience
Depends: There can be numerous reasons that vary from pregnancy to pregnancy, for why certain tests are ordered. Routinely, urine samples are run to ensure th... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
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Family Medicine 20 years experience
An: An Aspirin a day has been known to keep some heart disease away!
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Forgiveness: It often comes from within. Speak with a counselor, psychiatrist or religious figure for help in your journey.
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
Family Medicine 20 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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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Family doctors: Many family doctors are very capable of treating fungal conditions of the nail.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
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Family Medicine 20 years experience
Some: Some antimalrial drugs are not recommended for use during specific times in pregnancy due to the nature of risk to the fetus.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Maybe: Foods that make a patient more gaseous vary from patient to patient. Split peas are packed with carbohydrates which can induce significant amount of ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
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Family Medicine 20 years experience
Uncertain: You may have a problem with your smell senses. Time to see an ent.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
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CPDR: Omeprazole cpdr stands for capsule form and delayed release formulation.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
Family Medicine 20 years experience
They can: Tonsils can, if enlarged, extend down into a portion of the posterior pharynx (back of the throat).
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Hormones: Hormone changes during the menstrual cycle can cause changes to the soft tissues of the vaginal region, making them sensitive to stimulus.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Pass on the drink: It is best to wait at least 24-48 hours after ingestion of antibiotics before the useage of alcohol, to ensure that there are no adverse interactions.
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A female asked:
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
Family Medicine 20 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
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Smelly: Boils are smelly generally because they are a mixture of bacteria, their by-proucts as well as degraded tissue from infection.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Watch for infection: Most likely your wound will be sore for several days to weeks from the injury. As long as things are improving over time, i would recommend that you ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Guaifenesin: Guaifenesin can help loosen phlegm and thin secretions, making them easier to expel with coughing or clearing of throat.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Shooting blanks: Shooting blanks refers to ejaculate which lacks sperm or a lower than normal amount of sperm that is generally accepted as incapable of causing pregna... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
Family Medicine 20 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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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Accidents,: Accidents, especially motor, account for 1/4 of deaths to americans traveling abroad.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Ear pain: Yes, you can experience discomfort in your ears during a throat infection. The reason behind this can be explained by the mass effect of your enlarged... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Continue evaluation: The symptoms of hyperthyroidism can be quite varied and cross many other diagnoses. There can be instances where you can have the condition with norma... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Maybe: It may be a good or bad thing as to why you stop bleeding quickly. While it is a good thing that our blood clots to prevent from bleeding too much af... 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
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