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Dr. Steven Ferguson

General Practice
Powellsville, NC
36 years experience male

Locations

Office

Powellsville, NC

Address

105 commerce st, Powellsville, NC
Directions

My office hours

Friday: 8:30am - 5:00pm
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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

131 Answers
119 Agrees
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ferguson
General Practice 36 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 s... Read More
A 16-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ferguson
General Practice 36 years experience
Possibly: We don't really know the answer whether or not Alzheimer's disease is preventable. We do know that certain populations in the world have a higher inci... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ferguson
General Practice 36 years experience
Cysts from a joint: There are not many problems associated with the wrists short of bony abnormalities. One common problem that can occur at the level of the wrists or co... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Ferguson
General Practice 36 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 s... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ferguson
General Practice 36 years experience
Multifactorial: There are many things we cite as risk factors for Alzheimer's disease. Lack of exercise, lack of reading, hypertension, diabetes, poor diet, the list... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Ferguson
General Practice 36 years experience
No: 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 s... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Ferguson
General Practice 36 years experience
Possibly seborrheic: This may be seborrheic dermatitis a scarily flaky skin problem often along the hairline ,around the eyebrows ,ears and other places on the face as wel... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Ferguson
General Practice 36 years experience
Orthopedic Dr.: There are not many problems associated with the wrists short of bony abnormalities. One common problem that can occur at the level of the wrists or co... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ferguson
General Practice 36 years experience
Probably not: We need more data. It will be unlikely for you to have withdrawal symptoms after being on Lorazepam for six weeks and then decreasing your dose to .5 ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Steven Ferguson
General Practice 36 years experience
See a psychiatrist: If indeed you are truly a hypochondriac that can be a serious condition. Would encourage you to see a psychiatrist. In reference to your shoulder pain... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Steven Ferguson
General Practice 36 years experience
Probable muscle stra: This sounds like it's probable a muscle strain. It's very easy to strain muscles with or without strenuous exercise. The psoas muscle is the biggest m... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Ferguson
General Practice 36 years experience
Water: Lots of water .fruits and vegetable avoid the sweets and the fast foods ,drink lots of water before you go out to play football while you're playing f... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Ferguson
General Practice 36 years experience
Monitor symptoms: fever and chills symptoms suggest an infection. Tylenol (acetaminophen) /ibuprofen will work for a limited period of time. Many symptoms that people ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Ferguson
General Practice 36 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 s... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Ferguson
General Practice 36 years experience
See below: It's a good chance this is nothing of great significance. By the tone of the question it sounds as if maybe your friend was doing something she should... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Ferguson
General Practice 36 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 s... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Ferguson
General Practice 36 years experience
Multiple choices: Pain in the upper part of your abdomen associated with eating or drinking would be most likely associated with your stomach, your pancreas, or your ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ferguson
General Practice 36 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 s... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ferguson
General Practice 36 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 s... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Ferguson
General Practice 36 years experience
When: When it comes to vegetables, fresh is best, frozen is next, lastly canned.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ferguson
General Practice 36 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 s... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Ferguson
General Practice 36 years experience
Different types of i: There are lots of different types of insulin. Some long acting, some shot acting etc. Taking blood sugars at different times of the day will help you ... Read More
A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Ferguson
General Practice 36 years experience
Any food can causeit: Any food can cause it.Gas is caused largely when bacteria help brake down your food.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ferguson
General Practice 36 years experience
See below: Constipation is a very common problem particular in Western society. Common associated issues are not enough water and not enough fruits and vegetable... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ferguson
General Practice 36 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 s... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ferguson
General Practice 36 years experience
Memory loss: Alzheimer's disease is a disease that presents itself as a progressive loss in memory starting with short-term memory and then long-term memory. The d... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Ferguson
General Practice 36 years experience
Life style changes: Life style changes are almost always better than dieting. 15kg is over 30lbs. The best way to loss weight is slow and steady. Wt. Lost should be slow ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Ferguson
General Practice 36 years experience
Trust your doc.: Progesterone is thought of as the hormone of pregnancy, you need to work with an ob/gyn that you trust, if you're not comfortable with your doc. Look ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ferguson
General Practice 36 years experience
Dosage ? how long?: Withdrawal from Suboxone is not much different from withdrawal from narcotics. It will be related to the dosage you are taking and how long you have b... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ferguson
General Practice 36 years experience
See below: This is the time your body suffers physicals symptoms, when the body is craving the drugs that is has become accustom to. Symptoms vary greatly from m... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Ferguson
General Practice 36 years experience
Exercise: Exercise regular, avoid junk food, maintain normal weight, know your family history.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ferguson
General Practice 36 years experience
Hormones imbalance: deeg4, 50 years old, asked: What's hormone balance therapy? kekec1, 43 years old, asked: What exactly is hormone replacement therapy? ewaveskl, 37 y... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Ferguson
General Practice 36 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 s... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Ferguson
General Practice 36 years experience
Remove impaction: Fecal impaction is not uncommon. Constipation is the underlying cause. What causes the constipation is multiple different dietary and physical chall... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ferguson
General Practice 36 years experience
See below: Constipation is a very common problem particular in Western society. Common associated issues are not enough water and not enough fruits and vegetable... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Ferguson
General Practice 36 years experience
Many possibilities: We really need more data. You noted you've had all the tests ,there's probably several other test that could potentially be done. One thought is your ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Ferguson
General Practice 36 years experience
No: 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 s... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Ferguson
General Practice 36 years experience
Operating room use: This is an older medication used in the operating room, probably use very little in 2016. This would not be a medication for home use.
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Ferguson
General Practice 36 years experience
Probably - drinking: DTs usually occurs within the first 72 hours, so you are probably past the time where you may have some severe side effects. Most alcoholics have mult... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Ferguson
General Practice 36 years experience
See an ENT Doctor: This may be a difficult problem solve. Suggest she an Ear Nose and throat Doctor.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Ferguson
General Practice 36 years experience
Not enough history: You can possibly be describing a hernia. There are many different types of hernias. Suggest further evaluation with your healthcare provider.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Ferguson
General Practice 36 years experience
Consult and I Dr: It sounds like you may have a cyst, something that goes up and down in size, is often a cyst. Suggest you see an ophthalmologist.
A female asked:
Dr. Steven Ferguson
General Practice 36 years experience
See your healthcare: It's not clear what you have based on your description and I think it would be wise to see your healthcare provider in the a.m. to help delineate whet... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Ferguson
General Practice 36 years experience
I agree, just watch: it is not uncommon to have a dilated blood vessels in many different places throughout the body. Generally we do nothing about those large blood vess... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Ferguson
General Practice 36 years experience
Infection or trauma: Vaginally bleeding after sexual intercourse is obviously not normal. This would suggest trauma or some type of infection. Suggest getting evaluated b... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Steven Ferguson
General Practice 36 years experience
See below: My clitorisis is always turned on. What can I do? Need more information. One possible thing to help is to wear loose fitting clothing. Sometimes the ... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Ferguson
General Practice 36 years experience
Possibly adhesions: Any type of abdominal surgery can lead to adhesions. Adhesions are bands of fibrous tissue that can be found anywhere in your abdomen and often times ... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Ferguson
General Practice 36 years experience
Saliva test helpful: Saliva testing is very helpful throughout the whole spectrum for your cortisol levels. Certain laboratories have a greater reputation than others. S... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Steven Ferguson
General Practice 36 years experience
Yes: I would suggest first obtaining a urine pregnancy test from one of your local stores. If this is positive I would for sure follow up with an OB/GYN. ... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ferguson
General Practice 36 years experience
Nothing is 100%: Would lean toward natural hormone over traditional hormone therapy.

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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.
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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.
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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
Top Doctor, Second Place, Greenville Region, NC - Summer
2013
Thought Leader, Second Place, Greenville Region, NC - Summer
2013

Affiliations

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