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Dr. Robert Nelson

Family Medicine
Cumming, GA
36 years experience male

Locations

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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

110 Answers
35 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Nelson
Family Medicine 36 years experience
None reliable...: There are few reliable, predictable symptoms of high blood pressure unless it is extremely high or 'too late'. For instance, if way too high, the eye... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Nelson
Family Medicine 36 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
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Nelson
Family Medicine 36 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
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Nelson
Family Medicine 36 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
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Nelson
Family Medicine 36 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
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Nelson
Family Medicine 36 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
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Nelson
Family Medicine 36 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.
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Nelson
Family Medicine 36 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
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Nelson
Family Medicine 36 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
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Nelson
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Get this looked at: Without visualizing the spot, it is hard to tell. The fact that it is new, has brown pigment and crusty is enough to take it seriously. See a skille... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Robert Nelson
Family Medicine 36 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
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Nelson
Family Medicine 36 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
A member asked:
Dr. Robert Nelson
Family Medicine 36 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
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Nelson
Family Medicine 36 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
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Nelson
Family Medicine 36 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
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Nelson
Family Medicine 36 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
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Nelson
Family Medicine 36 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
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Nelson
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Yes it can: PCOS causes abnormal hormone levels and resultant metabolic dysfunction that can lead to not ovulating. We are not sure which comes first, but over t... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Nelson
Family Medicine 36 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
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Nelson
Family Medicine 36 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
A female asked:
Dr. Robert Nelson
Family Medicine 36 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
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Nelson
Family Medicine 36 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
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Nelson
Family Medicine 36 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
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Nelson
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Seizure or TIA: This sound like it might be a partial or absence seizure. This opposed to a general seizure where a person looses consciousness and shakes. We used ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Nelson
Family Medicine 36 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
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Nelson
Family Medicine 36 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
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Nelson
Family Medicine 36 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
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Nelson
Family Medicine 36 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
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Nelson
Family Medicine 36 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
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Nelson
Family Medicine 36 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
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Nelson
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Avoid avoidance!: 108 is actually pretty good. Is that a fasting level? Do you have diabetes or metabolic syndrome? If the 108 is random or non-fasting, that's even ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Nelson
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Get this checked: If just under chin where it meets your neck, it could be a lymph node, called a submental node. These are often associated with infections in mouth o... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Nelson
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Depends on test: Read label and insert which should give you some data about when the test is reliable. Some are reliable very early after implantation and before you... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Nelson
Family Medicine 36 years experience
A little bit...: The pro-coagulant effect of estrogen in bcp is very complex and platelet aggregation that is inhibited by Aspirin is only one facet. If you smoke, qu... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Nelson
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Let's narrow it down: Angie, concentrate of thyroid. Symptoms suggest, but diagnostic for, hyperthyroidism. The blood tests suggest an autoimmune component, which can att... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Nelson
Family Medicine 36 years experience
No: Though warm, well hydrated mucous membranes are one of our first lines of defense against respiratory infections, there is no evidence that cold drink... Read More
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Nelson
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Yes: Yes, Doxycycline can indeed raise live enzymes, as can many safe drugs. The question really is, how much are they elevated and how quickly do the com... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Nelson
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Less of everything!: Seriously, taking in less calories than you burn if the quickest way to lose excess fat that is often stored around your belly. Also, get moving. Cor... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Nelson
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Let's clarify: Plain antihistamines (most otc sleeping aids and allergy meds) have a marginal effect on bp. If, however, the allergy pills contain a decongestant to... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Nelson
Family Medicine 36 years experience
See link below: http://reference.medscape.com/guide/laboratory-medicine this site can get pretty technical but if you have a science background and basic knowledge... Read More
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Nelson
Family Medicine 36 years experience
? need to raise rate: Depending on location in heart of his heart attack, we sometimes see lower heart rates. Also beta-blockers that are commonly used after heart attacks... Read More
A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Nelson
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Don't know of any: Excerpt from good article below: "Although fungi are ubiquitous and in the nasal mucus of both healthy people and patients, it is only in the patie... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Nelson
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Doubt cancer based: on your description. It could be an inflamed sebaceous cyst, which is common in that area. If it swells up from time to time or gets a little red, t... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Nelson
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Very common: Are you talking about drugs like ibuprofen or aleve or aspirin? These drugs interfere with the production of stabilizing bronchodilators called prost... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Robert Nelson
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Need more info: A picture is worth a thousand words. Brown spots could be many things, most of which are not serious. They could be sun damaged area called solar l... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Nelson
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Depends...: Anovulation means a "cycle" that is abnormal due to not ovulating. This can cause irregular or prolonged bleeding or skipping. Progesterone helps re... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Nelson
Family Medicine 36 years experience
No. What is A1C?: Consider a GlycoMark test to help uncover post-meal peaks in your glucose that are not obvious from fasting glucose. Approximately 40% of individuals ... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Nelson
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Need to see doc: The question is: Are the hip pains and headache related? A doctor would need to know more information about your medical history, recent events, med... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Nelson
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Not likely: Xanax (alprazolam) usually calms palpitations if they are coming from anxiety/stress. Are you taking any other meds that could interfere or interact ... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Nelson
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Spinal headaches: will usually resolve in time, but can be VERY severe at times. If the leak does not seal on its own, it can lead to complications. I would take reco... 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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