Dr. Angela Walker

Addiction Medicine
Collegeville, PA
44 years experience female

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Having pursued an MPH form Columbia University School of Public Health in Epidemiology, I joined the Centers for Disease Control and conducted research on tuberculosis. I have published in several journals. I did a brief stint in the ANG and was the deputy state surgeon for Delaware.

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Addiction Medicine

Internal Medicine

Occupational Medicine

Preventive Medicine

Public Health

Licenses

United States: Pennsylvania

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147 Answers
25 Agrees
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Angela Walker
Addiction Medicine 44 years experience
STD: If you are sexually active, and not using condoms you could be exposing yourself for STDs Get those bumps checked. It could be herpes.
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Angela Walker
Addiction Medicine 44 years experience
Palpitations: Palpitations are what a person experiences as feeling the beating of the heart. It can be associated with skipped beats, but not always. It can also b... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Angela Walker
Addiction Medicine 44 years experience
Pregnant or Not: A woman who is sexually active may be preganant even if she has what appears to be a normal or near normal period or even spotting. You are 6 weeks la... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Angela Walker
Addiction Medicine 44 years experience
Back pain and MRI: Not all require surgery. However if the symptoms of pain in legs and burning are due to problems in your back, your orthopedic doctor or primary care ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Angela Walker
Addiction Medicine 44 years experience
Cracking Knees: Do they hurt? I would try wrapping, exercise and heat and ice first. See an orthopedist to see if it needs surgical intervention.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Angela Walker
Addiction Medicine 44 years experience
Rotator Cuff: It is important to continue to move a shoulder even if you are having pain and discomfort. Heat and ice on your upper back might help as well as physi... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Angela Walker
Addiction Medicine 44 years experience
Change in Stools : Sometimes oral antibiotics can cause changes in bowel habits. Occassionally there is diarrhea, other times it is just a change in the stools just as d... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Angela Walker
Addiction Medicine 44 years experience
Moody Anxiety: If your period has changed (and you are having sex) think pregnancy which can also make you feel moody and tired. Get a pregancy test if this is the c... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Angela Walker
Addiction Medicine 44 years experience
Acute and Chronic: Most causes of cervicitis include sexually transmitted diseases such as gonorrhea, chlamydia and trichomoniasis. Hpv also puts you at risk for cervici... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Angela Walker
Addiction Medicine 44 years experience
Eat, Drink, Exercise: The recommendations from niaaa (national institute of alcohol abuse and alcoholism) under the national institute of health is for no more than two st... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Angela Walker
Addiction Medicine 44 years experience
Drug Overdosing: No. Mixing alcohol and pills of any sort is dangerous and could lead to death. Stop now. Get help. Call a friend and go to the er.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Angela Walker
Addiction Medicine 44 years experience
Anxiety: See your doctor, it could be anxiety disorder a phobia or some thing else.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Angela Walker
Addiction Medicine 44 years experience
Vitamin Metabolism: Because fat soluble vitamins are stored in fat tissue, they have a tendency to hang around for awhile depending upon the concentration of the vitamin ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Angela Walker
Addiction Medicine 44 years experience
Brown Spotting: Sometimes a woman will continue to spot between periods. However, if it a lot of spotting that does not go away after a day or two but is increasing a... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Angela Walker
Addiction Medicine 44 years experience
Upper Lips Darkness: It depends on what is causing it. Smoking can cause lips to get dark. But there are other causes as well.
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Angela Walker
Addiction Medicine 44 years experience
Post Implant Breast: Your breasts may feel heavier, but i recommend getting a mammogram.
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Angela Walker
Addiction Medicine 44 years experience
Muscle Pain: You need to see a doctor to determine the cause. Obviously an astute physician or provider did a creatinine kinase (ck) test specifically for inflamm... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Angela Walker
Addiction Medicine 44 years experience
Nail biting: If you have stopped nail biting, you can try gelatin. This seems to help with strenthening the nails. If you can not stop nail biting, you may need to... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Angela Walker
Addiction Medicine 44 years experience
Antibiotic Resistanc: Repeat bladder infections depends on the age and sex of the person who has the infection. If it is a repeat infection it could be due to not having ta... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Angela Walker
Addiction Medicine 44 years experience
Abdominal Hernia: As the baby grows it puts pressure on your abdomen. If you already have a hernia in th abdomen, especially if you have had surgery in the abomen, the ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Angela Walker
Addiction Medicine 44 years experience
Lower abdominal pain: If you are sexually active, and waiting for your period, i would advise obtaining a pregnancy test and getting checked for a urinary tract infection.... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Angela Walker
Addiction Medicine 44 years experience
See a Dermatologist: If you have already seen your family physician or primary care provider about this condition which has obviously been a concern for 6 years and you ar... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Angela Walker
Addiction Medicine 44 years experience
Dermatology: There are skin disease associated with skin discoloration. While I am not suggesting them i would get checked for these conditions such as lupus or a ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Angela Walker
Addiction Medicine 44 years experience
Sex and Medications: Sex is better without medication. There is no one good tablet. If you are a health male, medications are not needed. For medications for sex you mus... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Angela Walker
Addiction Medicine 44 years experience
Eye infection: This might be an infection and should be checked by a doctor as soon as possible so it does not spread or get worse.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Angela Walker
Addiction Medicine 44 years experience
Period Clots: Blood clots in periods can happen for a number of reasons and should not be a cause for concern, just like not having blood clots in a period should b... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Angela Walker
Addiction Medicine 44 years experience
Vaginitis : If you have gone through menopause, you might be experiencing vaginal problems that are also associated with urinary symptoms. I hope this was address... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Angela Walker
Addiction Medicine 44 years experience
Ignore: Why does a person continue to smoke? Because of the addiction to the nicotine in the tobacco.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Angela Walker
Addiction Medicine 44 years experience
Headaches Treatment: Stress during exams is very common in college. If you have headaches the only pain relievers that would be recommended would be those that would not m... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Angela Walker
Addiction Medicine 44 years experience
Beta HCG: This seems not to be a viable pregnancy. Yes, the HCG can still increase if you are carrying a pregnancy, viable or not.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Angela Walker
Addiction Medicine 44 years experience
Delay in Period: A delay in a period is mostly thought to be due to pregnancy unless the pregnancy test is negative.
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Angela Walker
Addiction Medicine 44 years experience
Abcess: A dental infection can lead to an abcess which is a pocket of infected fluid involving the gum and the mouth. This can track into the gum line or into... Read More
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A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Angela Walker
Addiction Medicine 44 years experience
High Blood Pressure: For health statistics of this sort go to cdc.Gov/nchs/faststats/hypertension.Htm.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Angela Walker
Addiction Medicine 44 years experience
Psychotropics: There several good references for side effects. Check epocrates and drugs.Com for drug interactions. Yes i would be cautious.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Angela Walker
Addiction Medicine 44 years experience
Post Abortion Period: Because you are still having periods that is a good sign. Some women report having lighter periods although regular after an abortion. So no need to ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Angela Walker
Addiction Medicine 44 years experience
Arthitis: It could be arthritis. The doctor will do some tests to check.
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Angela Walker
Addiction Medicine 44 years experience
Hair Removal: No. I would not recommend it, because it could get on the sensitive areas of the vulva. That is the area around the vagina and includes th labia.
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Angela Walker
Addiction Medicine 44 years experience
Opiate Withdrawal: Muscles feel like they are burning because you are in withdrawal from stopping opiates that your were taking. The body makes natural occuring opiates... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Angela Walker
Addiction Medicine 44 years experience
Infection: There may be an infection. Please see your primary provider who will refer you to the proper eye specialist if the pcp can't diagnose and treat it .
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Angela Walker
Addiction Medicine 44 years experience
Seek help: If a person believes they have been sexually assaulted, they may have physical symptoms directly due to the assault itself, including pain in the area... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Angela Walker
Addiction Medicine 44 years experience
Inflammation: This could me inflammation, mononucleosis or a lymph node disorder. See a practitioner who would take a look at what you are seeing, then look at othe... Read More
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Angela Walker
Addiction Medicine 44 years experience
Strep Throat: Typically, throat pain would not occur when sneezing. However, throat pain with or without swallowing might be due a throat infection; for example, st... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Angela Walker
Addiction Medicine 44 years experience
Belly Fat: Belly fat is normal. However, if you are concerned, check your diet for the type of fat you are eating. Saturated fats especially from meat will give ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Angela Walker
Addiction Medicine 44 years experience
Slugs and infections: Very rarely. I once bit into an apple that had worms in it. The nurse declared well we know that the apple does not have any pesticides! however, if... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Angela Walker
Addiction Medicine 44 years experience
GI Absorption of BCP: You did not indicate the brand of your birth control pills or the kind of food eaten. Birth control pills are readily absorbed in the GI tract (gast... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Angela Walker
Addiction Medicine 44 years experience
Antibodies: Your antibodies, like so many other naturally occuring chemicals in the body are affected with smoking. That is why tobacco is a poison to the body a... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Angela Walker
Addiction Medicine 44 years experience
Loose stools and gas: This obviously seems to have happened suddenly. When to take him to the doctor depends on your comfort level of self treating with over the counter re... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Angela Walker
Addiction Medicine 44 years experience
Flushing & Allergies: Facial flushing and feeling hot could be due to stress, medications or other substances. It could even be due to weather or environmental exposures an... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Angela Walker
Addiction Medicine 44 years experience
Blood Spotting: Young women can have abnormal periods for all sorts of reasons, most typically of concern to doctors is because of pregnancy. Other causes include eat... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Angela Walker
Addiction Medicine 44 years experience
Back Pain: You may be able to treat it with over the counter medication, otherwise see your provider who might recommend physical therapy.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Walker is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Walker is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Oct 15, 2016
Great advice
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! thank you so much I'm in the middle of menopause I think I've addressed this with several doctors accept the one you said thank you
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thank you, guess my question was not specific enough, what is success rate for surgery, recovery time & chance of recovery? First time user.
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Thanks for your quick reply! Im DEFINETELY NOT PREGNANT! Ive never ever had sex never even kissed with boys! This has happened once b4 but food helped completely not now

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Meharry Medical College School of Medicine, TN
Graduated 1979MD

Awards

National Health Service Corp Scholarship
HealthTap Founding Doctor

Affiliations

American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine;
American Society of Addiction Medicine

Publications

A Prospective Study of the Risk of Tuberculosis Among Intravenous Drug Users and HIV Infection
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