Dr. Robert Nelson

Family Medicine
Cumming, GA
38 years experience male

Locations

MyDoc-personal physicians services

Cumming, GA

Address

562 Lakeland Plaza, suite 349, Cumming, GA
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My office hours

Thursday: 7:00am - 7:00pm
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Practice website

Fax

8889098893

About

Bio

We provide affordable, convenient personal physician care at your home, your office or via private videoconference. The core driver of this mission is our unique approach to the patient encounter by use of the "virtual office" and supported by remote diagnostics with house call work visits

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Family Medicine

Licenses

United States: Georgia

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

90 Answers
28 Agrees
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Nelson
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Depends: The pro-metabolic effect of grapefruit is hard to measure precisely. Based on what we know about energy metabolism after periods of exercise, most ca... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Nelson
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Elusive bugs: If you can't see them, then we can't be dogmatic that the lesions are bug bites. Assuming they are bites, the insects that are hardest to catch in th... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Nelson
Family Medicine 38 years experience
How high?: Although we consider a low resting pulse to be a good thing and viewed as an indicator of good cardiovascular health, it does not offset the affects o... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Nelson
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Not very likely: If you are taking your pill as you should, pregnancy is not very likely even though the pills in the last row (week) are fake. This is because the ov... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Nelson
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Which one?: Routine bronchitis, which is mostly caused by respiratory viruses does not harm the fetus, unless it would cause a severe enough drop in the mother's ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Nelson
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Yes: The effectiveness of Plan B depends on when it was taken and the stage of your cycle. Sometimes pregnancy tests are negative if taken to early. See ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Nelson
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Yes, but I recommend: that you see your primary doctor if possible. If you are in a lot of pain or have fever, then seek medical treatment as soon as possible. Most urgen... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Nelson
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Potentially serious: Excessive urination and excessive thirst can be signs of diabetes mellitus or diabetes insipidus (lack of vasopressin hormone from pituitary). This... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Robert Nelson
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Variable; likely yes: Respiratory rate varies depending on stage of sleep, but does slow during sleep compared to waking hours. A rate of 16 might be lower limit of normal... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Nelson
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Many causes but all: your symptoms point to a likely indoor allergy such as dust mite or pet dander. These allergies are potent triggers for asthma. Common medications li... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Nelson
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Excellent question: The link is probably multi-factorial, in my opinion. Disease-related low heart rates excluded, a lower heart rate is usually associated with good fit... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Robert Nelson
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Lots of causes: A/G is the Albumin:Globulin ratio. A high AG ratio could result from lower than normal immunoglobulins or a higher than normal amount of albumin. ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Nelson
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Yes: Given your young age, diverticulosis(itis) is not very common, but can occur. Is there any colon cancer or polyposis in the family? If CT shows an a... Read More
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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Nelson
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Yes it could be.: I notice you are already on Testosterone. Make sure your levels are within normal range and that any symptoms from before supplementation are improvi... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Nelson
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Need both approaches: SSRi's with the fewest drug interactions, which would be probably Zoloft (sertraline) and Celexa; not addictive and few side effects too. Everyone re... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Nelson
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Yes, curable.: Did she have the typical burning, urgency and urinary frequency in the beginning? Was a urine culture performed to determine if she was on the correc... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Robert Nelson
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Need expert guidance: TSH of 16.8 is way too high. To make sense of the T3 (liothyronine) , a doctor would need to know if it is Free T3 (liothyronine), total T3 (liothyr... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Nelson
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Quick is not best: Grapefruit juice and similar pro-metabolic agents can give you an advantage, if you are doing the basics right: high fiber, lower simple carb, high qu... Read More
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Nelson
Family Medicine 38 years experience
No, not really.: No. Sneeze away! but seriously, sneezers also tend to be wheezers. In other words, they tend to have higher rates of asthma, all else being equal. ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Nelson
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Gingivitis for sure: Periodontitis is a chronic inflammation or infection of the tissue around the teeth and sockets and sometimes the jaw bone itself. Your description i... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Nelson
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Maybe not whiteheads: They might be milia which are bits of keratin protein and oils trapped beneath the surface of the skin. Treatments include: using a sterile needle to... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Nelson
Family Medicine 38 years experience
How diagnosed?: Immunity to even repeated pertussis vaccine can wane. Admittedly, at age 7 most children that have had a full series of Pertussis vaccine (TDaP or si... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Nelson
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Yes, but depends.: If the pool is a hot tub, then you can definitely get over heated or even dehydrated. So even sitting in a pool of water doesn't mean we don't need t... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Nelson
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Not necessarily: Often BP does drop a little, transiently at least, upon standing. However, the lack of a drop doesn't mean anything wrong. You are a young, and i as... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Nelson
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Unlikely: Not likely under normal physiologic conditions. The levels of FSh and LH are not high enough to stimulate ovulation at that point.
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Nelson
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Could be many things: To many possibilities to list. A doctor would need to ask many questions, perform a physical exam and possibly do a few simple tests to narrow this d... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Nelson
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Not likely: If you are on the pill for a year every day faithfully, the Plan B is not necessary and a little risky due to the increased dose of the hormones. I d... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Nelson
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Removal of uterus: "hyst" refers to uterus and "ectomy" means to surgically remove. A partial hysterectomy removes only the uterus and leaves the tubes and ovaries. A ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Nelson
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Needs checked out: Do you have any other discoloration of your skin, or eyes? Have your stools been very light or chalky colored or has your urine been dark? These cou... Read More
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Nelson
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Don't go where it is: The first and most important risk factor for Ebola is: Travel to west Africa. It is really that simple. You can't catch it by casual contact an... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Nelson
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Could be poison ivy: but PI is usually not painful per se. Agree, you need to have a doctor look at this. A picture is worth a 1000 words when it comes to rashes. If it... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Nelson
Family Medicine 38 years experience
??: Simple gas could do this. Were you treated with antibiotic for the bronchitis one month ago? It might have caused some gastritis. Hiatal hernia cou... Read More
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A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Nelson
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Can't say for sure: but those are not good to have together or even separately for that matter. Do you have underlying sleep apnea? That could cause all of these. Trea... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Robert Nelson
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Doubtful: I assume you are talking about anterior talo-fibular ligament of the ankle? Totally healing is not always necessary if it is just one of several sup... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Nelson
Family Medicine 38 years experience
No: Lower is usually better, unless it is from a disease state of your heart or dehydration or adrenal disease such as addison's. In other words, if you ... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Nelson
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Faulty guidelines?: 5'11" @ 201 might be just fine. BMI is misleading for well-muscle men and is not a good indicator of health as it relates to your weight. Body build... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Nelson
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Depends: this is a question for an experienced cardiac valve surgeon. But in general it depends on over-all condition of heart, if you have any other valve pr... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Nelson
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Don't put this off: This could be simple muscle spasm, but the heavy head feeling and lump are unusual. This should be checked out soon with a careful history of the sym... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Nelson
Family Medicine 38 years experience
These two problems: may be totally unrelated but I would consider being evaluated for thyroid deficiency or vitamin deficiency. Anxiety can also cause a sensation of hav... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Nelson
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Quick. peaks in 3 hr: Food can slow down absorption and cause incomplete absorption. The mean time to peak levels after an 850 mg tablet (not XR) is about 3.3 hours +/- 1 ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Nelson
Family Medicine 38 years experience
EKG or Echo?: You obviously have some cardiac issues but apparently are on medications to control rate. Is the RVH a finding from an EKG only or is it from Echo ca... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Nelson
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Why do you have: sodium pills around? Has this happened before. Given the diagnoses that you list, I would assume it has. I think a thorough investigation to rule ou... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Nelson
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Deeper infection?: It could be a deeper inflammation or infection of a skin structure such as a hair follicle or specialized oil or sweat gland. These are often larger ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Nelson
Family Medicine 38 years experience
More info needed: What were original symptoms? Did you have a urine test before treatment? Was a urine culture performed on the specimen? I ask because there are oth... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Nelson
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Painful could be key: Is it just on one side of his back? Are there any blister-like areas? Does it follow a line along the path of a rib? Was there any pain or discomfo... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Nelson
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Duration of symptom?: There are about 4 good reasons to fix/repair a disk and persistent leg weakness is one of them; especially if affecting your gait or if any muscle shr... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Nelson
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Treatable causes: Many causes of dry skin. Are you getting too much sun exposure on your face? Are you on any medications known to dry the skin: ?retinoids or topical... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Robert Nelson
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Too hot or too cold?: Your symptoms beg the question: Which is abnormal, the cold or hot fingers? My guess, it is the cold ones that are abnormal causing the the others t... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Nelson
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Not likely, but....: Co-Q 10 is important in energy metabolism and a strong anti-oxidant. Do not drink alcohol before bedtime or taking any menstrual cramp medications th... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Nelson
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Depends: The warning about beta-blockers is real but somewhat over-stated. Cardio-selective" beta blockers don't tend to inhibit beta adrenergic receptor acti... Read More
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Aug 8, 2014
you need to go back to school really if my doctor did a test that I have pots and he tell me you have no right to say anything if you don't know
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Nelson is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Nelson is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you so much for answering. Its great to have an answer based in facts and not just some internet knucklehead. Thanks again!
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Thanks for your precious time. Will definitely read the article. Am familiar with topical amphotericin-B. Hard to find an ENT versed on this.
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

The Ohio State University College of Medicine, OH
Graduated 1985MD

Residency

OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY HOSPITALS

Awards

Top Family Physician, Second Place, Georgia - Summer
2013
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