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Dr. Steven Ferguson

General Practice
Powellsville, NC
35 years experience male

Locations

Office

Powellsville, NC

Address

105 commerce st, Powellsville, NC
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 8:30am - 6:00pm
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Insurances accepted

Aetna

Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina

North Carolina Mutual Life Insurance Company

CIGNA Health Care

Medica Health Plan

Medicare

Medicaid

About

Bio

Steven Ferguson MD, CMD (Certified Medical Director) has over 30 years of personal involvement in the preventive health care discipline. Specializing in Geriatrics (Alzheimer’s), Natural Hormone Therapy and Weight management. Dr Ferguson has a very large Medical Practice In Rural North Carolina.He also has a very busy Substance abuse clinic,utilizing suboxone(buprenorphine and naloxone)g for opioid withdrawal.Dr Ferguson has over 200 youtube clips on multiple topics. He really enjoys Mr Dementia clips to help draw attention to and teaching on alzheimer's. <i> </i>

Specialties
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General Practice

Addiction Medicine

Geriatrics

Holistic Medicine

Palliative Care

Doctor Q&A

200 Answers
204 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A member asked:
Dr. Steven Ferguson
General Practice 35 years experience
See below: If you indeed have a small chicken bone caught in your throat. It will probably not come back up. You may have scratched your throat on the way down giving you a sensation that the bone is still there. If the bone is small enough it should pass through the gastrointestinal tract and out into your stool. If the bone is larger it can sometimes lead to significant challenges and possibly even surgery. If the discomfort persists I would encourage you to see your family physician. If it's causing acute pain I would suggest you go immediately to the emergency room. Most foreign objects will pass if they're small enough. But be cautious and don't ignore any type of abdominal pain. Thanks for the question hopefully this was helpful to you. If you have additional concerns I can help you with feel free to go to healthtap.com and type in Steven Ferguson M.D. CMD in the ask box at the bottom of the page.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Ferguson
General Practice 35 years experience
See below: Belching is the act of expelling air from the stomach through the mouth. It usually occurs when the stomach distends, or expands because of too much swallowed air. Belching releases the air to reduce the distention. You can also have a gas buildup in the stomach from bacteria working on food, which give up for gas. Anxiety can cause just about any physical symptom but it would be uncommon for anxiety to cause excessive belching. If your anxiety includes hyperventilating then that would be a good source of swallowed air, which then could lead to belching. Some things that may help in belching. Tried to be aware of how much air swallowing. Try to chew food completely before swallowing it so that the stomach will have smaller particles for the bacteria to give off gas with. Excessive exercise can also lead to belching. And sometimes relief can be obtained with anti-acids; H2 blockers and proton pump inhibitors.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ferguson
General Practice 35 years experience
See below: Belching is the act of expelling air from the stomach through the mouth. It usually occurs when the stomach distends, or expands because of too much swallowed air. Belching releases the air to reduce the distention. You can also have a gas buildup in the stomach from bacteria working on food, which give up for gas. Anxiety can cause just about any physical symptom but it would be uncommon for anxiety to cause excessive belching. If your anxiety includes hyperventilating then that would be a good source of swallowed air, which then could lead to belching. Some things that may help in belching. Tried to be aware of how much air swallowing. Try to chew food completely before swallowing it so that the stomach will have smaller particles for the bacteria to give off gas with. Excessive exercise can also lead to belching. And sometimes relief can be obtained with anti-acids; H2 blockers and proton pump inhibitors.

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Testimonials
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Thank you notes
Mar 11, 2014
Dr Ferguson has a vast fund of knowledge that allows for effectively contributing to this online community of health.
Sep 16, 2013
Accurate and timely responses.
HealthTap member
Jan 6, 2015
Dr. Ferguson is an amazing dr with a great wealth of knowledge. You can tell he truly cares for his patients. His passion for the elderly is unrivaled!
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I guessed as much, but since the clinic is abroad and I have not yet received an answer from him , I was kind of desperate. Thanks much anyway. I appreciate even simply the attention.
HealthTap member
Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thanks for your insightfulness Dr. Too bad your not in Raleigh! Lol
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Your answer was very helpful! Thanks :) you're the man. Appreciate your input and I will take your advice

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, OH
Graduated 1986MD

Awards

Outstanding Dedication to Special Olympics

Affiliations

Old North State Medical society
North Carolina Medical Society
American Medical Directors Association
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