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Dr. Pamela Svendsen

Family Medicine
Navarre, FL
27 years experience female

Locations

Navarre Wellness

Navarre, FL

Address

7552 Navarre Parkway, Suite 21, Navarre, FL, US
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
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Practice website

Fax

(850) 936-5338

Insurances accepted

Aetna

About

Bio

I am a 1980 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, a proud member of the first class to include women. I served on active duty in the U.S. Navy for 7 years and then had the great opportunity to be a stay at home mom to my 2 children for several years. I graduated from Rush Medical College in 1995 and then did a Family Medicine Residency at Hinsdale Hospital in Hinsdale, IL which I finished in 1998. I practiced in Gulfport, MS for about 7 years until I moved to Navarre, FL where I have practiced since 2005. I am the owner and medical director of The Wellness Center at Navarre which houses a family practice clinic, medical spa and weight loss program. We incorporate both conventional and alternative medical treatments in our care of patients.

Specialties
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Family Medicine

Aesthetic Medicine

Anti-Aging Medicine

Licenses

United States: Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi

Doctor Q&A

100 Answers
8 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pamela Svendsen
Family Medicine 27 years experience
More information pls: When does the pain occur? During or after intercourse? How long does it last? Internal or external? Sometimes a nerve can become irritated and cau... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pamela Svendsen
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Common symptom: Many people complain of such sensations either in their foot or the lateral part of the thigh. It is typically not worrisome, though a good neurologi... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pamela Svendsen
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Maybe: You don't say what kind of anesthesia you had. I would recommend following your discharge instructions.
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pamela Svendsen
Family Medicine 27 years experience
A few days: That being said, you may have some redness and irritation of your scalp as well as some dryness of your hair. The chemicals in most hair dyes are ver... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pamela Svendsen
Family Medicine 27 years experience
No: Pap smears test for abnormalities of the cervix not the ovaries.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pamela Svendsen
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Yes: It's not unusual for a cough to last for 4-6 weeks after a bout of bronchitis. Over the counter cough suppressants are good to take to control your s... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pamela Svendsen
Family Medicine 27 years experience
May be normal: Women can expect some amount of normal vaginal discharge which tends to be milky white. If the discharge changes, develops an odor or pelvic pain occ... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pamela Svendsen
Family Medicine 27 years experience
See an OB/Gyn: If your tubes are tied, you will need some help getting pregnant. An OB/Gyn can answer your questions and determine the best course of treatment.
A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pamela Svendsen
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Variety of reasons: Some people sweat more than others. If you have not done so, have your doctor check your thyroid as thyroid issues can sometimes cause excessive swea... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pamela Svendsen
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Yes: That should be fine and should not cause any interaction.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pamela Svendsen
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Yes: Soma (carisoprodol) can be quite sedating and there is potential for addiction and abuse.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pamela Svendsen
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Physical therapy: The thoracic spine is a difficult area to treat. Physical therapy may help. You can get a referral through your primary care physician.
A male asked:
Dr. Pamela Svendsen
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Go to ER: If your sodium level is 105, you need to be seen in the ER now.
A female asked:
Dr. Pamela Svendsen
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Probably nothing: Hopefully you won't have any bad effects from this. You may experience some diarrhea or vomiting, but your immune system will probably take care of a... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pamela Svendsen
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Not likely: If you are trying to conceive for more than 6 months without success, and you are in general good health, you may want to see your physician.
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pamela Svendsen
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Normal: Your son does this because it feels good! It's best not to make too much of an issue of this. Redirect his attention to other activities and suggest... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pamela Svendsen
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Schedule a consult: You cannot receive a prescription unless you schedule a consult. You can try some over the counter cold medications if you need them.
A female asked:
Dr. Pamela Svendsen
Family Medicine 27 years experience
See your doctor: Pregnancy tests are very sensitive, so you should be reassured that your test is negative. However, your symptoms may be due to another medical probl... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Pamela Svendsen
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Probably normal: Some people just feel "hotter " than others.
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pamela Svendsen
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Need more info: Important questions are how long it has been happening, other associated symptoms such as abdominal pain, bloating, belching, changes in stool habits,... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pamela Svendsen
Family Medicine 27 years experience
More info needed: I am not sure of your question. Please provide more information. Recommend using a condom with each sexual encounter.
A female asked:
Dr. Pamela Svendsen
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Could be normal: Sometimes this happens. I would need more information about the usual timing of your menstrual cycles and this "double cycle" as well.
A female asked:
Dr. Pamela Svendsen
Family Medicine 27 years experience
More labs are needed: High iron may be a sign of an iron storage problem. I recommend checking a serum ferritin and further iron studies to rule out hemochromatosis.
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pamela Svendsen
Family Medicine 27 years experience
See a local doctor: The weakness and bowel and bladder complaints are concerning to me. I recommend seeking local treatment as soon as possible.
A female asked:
Dr. Pamela Svendsen
Family Medicine 27 years experience
See your doctor: You should see your doctor ASAP to ensure you do not have an infection.
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pamela Svendsen
Family Medicine 27 years experience
That is normal: There is a normal passageway between your nose and throat and some of the medication will flow there. Nothing to be concerned about.
A 74-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pamela Svendsen
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Yes: It can be considered to be a downward titration or a wean.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pamela Svendsen
Family Medicine 27 years experience
May not be acne: Acne rarely develops from one lesion into hundreds of lesions overnight. I would suggested you see a local physician as it may not be acne.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pamela Svendsen
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Yes: You don't describe what "messed up" means, but changes in a normal menstrual cycle can make it difficult to determine when you ovulate.
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pamela Svendsen
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Take pregnancy test: If you are concerned about the possibility of pregnancy, take a home pregnancy test.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pamela Svendsen
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Take as prescribed: You should take your birth control as directed on the package.
A female asked:
Dr. Pamela Svendsen
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Not usually: Hypertension can be a chronic, progressive condition. Do not stop your medication without first consulting with your doctor.
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pamela Svendsen
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Yes: Viral infections like influenza can certainly cause you to have a low white blood cell count. Have it rechecked in a month if your doctor feels it is... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pamela Svendsen
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Unlikely: At age 20 it is very unlikely that you will grow any taller.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pamela Svendsen
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Seek treatment: After 3-4 days of diarrhea and now with vomiting, it's time to see a physician. This may be an simple or a serious infection, or there could be an is... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pamela Svendsen
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Probably normal: I'm no dentist, but there could still be some soreness in the area. Contact your dentist if you have ongoing concerns.
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pamela Svendsen
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Heat causes swelling: Hello Karen, When the temperature is high, your blood vessels dilate as your body tries to cool itself. When the vessels dilate, some of the fluid... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pamela Svendsen
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Yes: Some women have more hair than others. A light amount of hair is normal. Should it become thick and dark and if it is concerning to you, please see ... Read More
A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pamela Svendsen
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Many possibilities: I don't have enough information to provide a good answer. How long has the pain been present? Any history of injury? What worsens the pain? What m... Read More
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pamela Svendsen
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Don't worry: There is nothing to worry about at this point. Her due date is "estimated". Some babies come early and some come a little late. She should continue... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Svendsen
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Yellow is normal: Urine is normally colored yellow. If you drink a lot of water, the yellow color is fainter. If you take in less liquid, the urine is more concentrat... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pamela Svendsen
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Probably not: First of all, why are you taking these supplements? If they are high quality, pharmaceutical grade products, they will probably not cause liver damag... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pamela Svendsen
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Reactive airways: Hello Tarek, Sometimes after a severe respiratory infection, the cough can linger for a few months. The airways can become inflamed and spasm. Ce... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Pamela Svendsen
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Yes: It is not unusual to have some irregular bleeding if this is the first time you are using birth control pills and that bleeding can last up to 3 month... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pamela Svendsen
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Likely food: There are small crypts (little holes) in your tonsils and sometimes food will get trapped in them. They typically don't cause pain. Gargling with sa... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pamela Svendsen
Family Medicine 27 years experience
It's possible: It is possible to have some bright red blood in your stool with a hemorrhoid or an anal fissure (a tear in the tissue). However, it's always best to ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Pamela Svendsen
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Probiotics: Probiotics are a good home remedy. You don't mention if you have vaginal discharge or redness of your labia. Your symptoms may be due to yeast, bact... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pamela Svendsen
Family Medicine 27 years experience
No ovulation: If you are taking the pill as prescribed and not missing doses, ovulation is unlikely.
A female asked:
Dr. Pamela Svendsen
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Mouth guard: If this happens a lot, you may be grinding your teeth. Your dentist can fit you with a night guard which will not allow you to bite your tongue.
A female asked:
Dr. Pamela Svendsen
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Hard to say: It is difficult to diagnose a rash without seeing it and getting more history. I suggest seeing a local doctor or setting up a consultation with a do... Read More

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HealthTap member
Jun 5, 2015
Excellent doctor not extraordinarily engaging but is willing to listen to everything you have going on and make a reasonable decision will not calling meds unnecessarily which is a huge plus for me bu...Read More
HealthTap member
Nov 18, 2014
Dr. Svendsen added years to my Mom's life when she correctly diagnosed her with (sadly) Ovarian Cancer. Mom spent months seeing several local doctors who didn't get it right. Highly recommended! A+
HealthTap member
Nov 18, 2014
She views the body as a whole being and does not have an aversion to alternative medicines. She listens to what I have to say and does not leave you feeling that the Rx pad is always the cure-all.
HealthTap member
This was very helpful. Thanks! Thanks for the help! Sad we had some issues with the connectivity! I saw the doc - I am getting scans/ENT referral. Thanks again.
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Thanks, this checklist made me feel good Appreciate your quick follow up with me and the pharmacy.
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Thanks for your quick reply! It's internal it doesn't happen a lot and I haven't had intercourse

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Rush Medical College, IL
Graduated 1995MD

Residency

HINSDALE HOSPITAL

Residency

HINSDALE HOSPITAL
Completed 1998

Awards

Top Family Physician, Second Place, Pensacola Region - Fall
2014
Most Influential Doctor, Second Place, Florida - Fall
2014
HealthTap Doctor Mom

Affiliations

American Association of Physicians and Surgeons
American Academy Of Ant-aging And Regenerative Medicine
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