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Dr. Christopher Friesen

Family Medicine
Fenton, MO
44 years experience male

Locations

Friesen Family Practice and Headache Care

Fenton, MO

Address

320 Gravois Rd, Suite B, Fenton, MO
Directions

Fax

6363051898

About

Bio

Family practice; boarded. 32 yrs. multiple speaker panels over the years; involved in the Primary Care Network at it's inception. Became keenly interested in migraine as a result & since have joined American and International Headache Societies. Pain, mood and sleep disorder interest followed.

Specialties
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Family Medicine

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

46 Answers
1 Agree
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Friesen
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Warm or 'hot': Blood flow to the hands is impeded by Adrenalin (when stressed). Assuming you don't have a fever, warm hands are a sign typically that you are calm a... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Friesen
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Not necessarily: Painless, nontender lymph nodes should be evaluated especially if they are enlarging. Assuming your physician has given you a thorough exam, follow h... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Christopher Friesen
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Not unusual: Women taking the pill often have breakthrough spotting before their period starts. A brown discharge is simply old blood mixed with mucus. A woman's r... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Friesen
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Sure: Skin warmth and fever don' always correlate. Lowering fever isn't necessary unless seriously elevated (>104) or for discomfort. Fever is a natural ... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Friesen
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Build muscle first: Your bmi at your current weight is 18.5, at the very low end of 'normal'. Get a good physical from your pcp to be sure you are healthy and follow his... Read More
A 67-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Friesen
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Rx vacation?: Although unusual, it would not surprise me if it was your medication. Check with your doctor to be sure a brief 'vacation' from the lisinopril would b... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Friesen
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Probably something else.: BV typically is a malodorous discharge with slight itching or burning (not a prominent feature). Itchy bumps suggest something else.
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Friesen
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Did you ask them?: Your age, gender, family history may warrant a simple screening of thyroid function. Symptoms of thyroid disease are fairly vague, common so a test wi... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Friesen
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Probably a cold: Symptoms will include: sore throat, nasal congestion & drainage and a cough. Fever is usually low-grade (<102) and fatigue, malaise & generalized a... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Friesen
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Probably nothing: A woman's cycling is usually fairly fixed. Variations occur in many women from up to 10 days. More likely, you had what is known as mid cycle spotting... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Friesen
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Prevent the problem: Mechanical irritation of the urethral meatus is usually preventable by supplementing lubricant (replens, astroglide) or simply changing sexual positio... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Friesen
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Absolutely!: The deets on Plan B are as follows: if taken within 72 hrs, 89% effective; if taken within 24 hrs, 95% effective.
A female asked:
Dr. Christopher Friesen
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Asthma: With only what you told me to go on, I'd be checked for asthma. This is a chronic disorder of the airways which can remain symptomless until triggered... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Friesen
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Yes, but...: commonly used attitude to many cosmetics triethanolamine is safe if it's not used for prolonged periods. That is after shaving rinse your face off tho... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Christopher Friesen
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Check first: Not without checking with your baby's pediatrician. They would probably want to listen to his lungs first, and if felt appropriate, tell you the corre... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Friesen
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Not generally.: any infection whether it be viral, bacterial or fungal can lead to pigmentary changes after healing. Scarring is unlikely but could be a result of scr... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Friesen
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Not to worry: mid cycle spotting is fairly common on the pill. Without knowing which pill or how long you've taken it my guess is that it may require a slightly str... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Friesen
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Cough: Bronchitis simply means "inflammation of the bronchi". May be acute (bacterial), asthmatic or even chemical. Wheezing, difficulty breathing & feve... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Christopher Friesen
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Interesting...: i've heard a lot of strange symptoms, but this is a first. People with TMD, that is muscle dysfunction caused by excessive tension in the muscles of c... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Friesen
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Highly unlikely: Mifeprex has an 18 hr half-life. This means it would've been out of your system for a long time before you got pregnant.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Friesen
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Colon activity: From time to time most of us will become aware of the propulsive movement of material through our intestines. If the beats are regular & correspo... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Friesen
Family Medicine 44 years experience
You mean fluid?: Most of the time fluid behind your eardrum is a result of congestion in your nasopharynx such as from a cold or allergies. Any reason that's causing t... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Friesen
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Double check!: Depending on what condition you are treating and the type of sunblock, it should be fine. A pharmacist would be a good source for this one.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Friesen
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Where do I begin?: Would need a lot more info but first i'd want to be sure you don't have new onset diabetes. If your blood sugar runs high, you'll pee more and then g... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Friesen
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Be patient, mom!: As long as your child is not asthmatic, viral upper respiratory infections (aka colds) resolve in about 2 weeks. Try honey, mentholated rubs and delsy... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Friesen
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Interesting!: The taste is probably what is called alkaline reflux. Usually what comes out of our stomachs is acid, but bile salts from the gall bladder and alkalin... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Friesen
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Hypoglycemic headach: When something causes a rapid drop in blood sugar, the brain will initiate various mechanisms to raise it. One of the symptoms of low blood sugar is a... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Friesen
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Not to worry: A one day period is usually a blessing! however, any irregularity is worth paying attention to. Having sex should not have been the reason however for... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Christopher Friesen
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Radiology-speak!: The radiologist sees signs of inflammation in the area near the center of the chest called the hilum as well as the basal or bottom portions of the lu... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Friesen
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Change what they see: It's not you, but your resume they are rejecting. Consult with someone about beefing up your resume so that it emphasizes your qualities and deemphasi... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Christopher Friesen
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Unlikely: Lymph nodes enlarge for various reasons. Pregnancy is NOT one of them. Is there a possibility you COULD be pregnant? If so, give it a week and if no m... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Friesen
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Need more info: have you been sexually active? Have you missed your period? How long of you been throwing up in the morning? Have you been moving your bowels normally... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Friesen
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Yes, but...: Ditching the sugar is wise, but be wary of "sweetened" drinks in general. Your metabolic response to sweet seems to be the same whether from sugar or ... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Friesen
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Check your temp!: Sounds like a simple case of viral gastroenteritis (aka: stomach flu). Monitor your temp (shouldn't be over 102 and not for more than 3-4 days. Eat l... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Friesen
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Sleep ok?: Assuming your pcp has checked out more serious causes of your problem: anemia, heart problems, diabetes, etc. One that is often missed as a cause for ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Friesen
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Schweddy balls,eh?: A common problem for men, especially in warm weather months. After showering using hairdryer carefully and a towel to dry all the crevices that hold m... Read More
A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Friesen
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Lets check!: You can find several "life expectancy" calculators on the web. Also, speaking with your insurance agent. They have sophisticated mechanisms for making... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Friesen
Family Medicine 44 years experience
"Cold" you say?: Interesting. It never fails to amaze me the mystery of the human body. If not explained by obvious mechanisms(environment), it is probably an aberrati... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Friesen
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Using birth control?: assuming your birth control method is reliable I wouldn't be concerned. Rechecking the test in two or three days would be appropriate if you're that c... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Christopher Friesen
Family Medicine 44 years experience
What prompted a CBC?: assuming your son is healthy in every other way an elevated monocyte count is not necessarily suspicious. His hemoglobin is a little low and would bea... Read More
A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Friesen
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Not likely: The natural history of untreated HIV is fairly predictable. Most people by year 12 have met their demise. In that, you have beat the odds! I'm curious... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Friesen
Family Medicine 44 years experience
That's unrealistic.: sounds like you're trying to fit into a certain size dress for a wedding. We don't recommend losing more than 2 pounds per week for long-term success.... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Friesen
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Good question.: dermatology is difficult to practice without seeing the patient. I don't know what your age or even gender is but I suspect these are areas that are n... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Christopher Friesen
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Usually closer.: Location of lymph nodes can vary. The SC nodes lie just superior to the clavicle and generally non-palpable if not enlarged for some reason. They woul... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Friesen
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Chest wall pain: Very unlikely due to heart in this scenario. Chest wall structures (muscles, rib cage) are more likely. Does it worsen with deep breath? Tender to pre... Read More
A 16-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Friesen
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Probably > 1 cause: Could be viral symptoms, esp if fever present. If these persist or worsen give your PCP a visit.

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Dr. Friesen is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Dr. Friesen is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Nov 26, 2015
I am grateful for this doctor this Thanksgiving!
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Meant to add that your information was very reassuring!! Thanks again!
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine, OK
Graduated 1978MD
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