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Dr. John Curtis

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Bessemer, AL
29 years experience male

Locations

Orthopedics West

Bessemer, AL

Address

995 9th Ave. SW, Suite 507 POB 1, Bessemer, AL, US
Directions

Fax

2054817580

Insurances accepted

CHAMPUS

HealthSpring

Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield

Medicaid

Medicare

Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Alabama

Woodmen of the World Life Insurance Society

About

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Specialties
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Addiction Medicine

General Practice

Orthopedic Surgery

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

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A female asked:
Dr. John Curtis
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Can’t lose weight : There is NO scientific evidence that body wraps have any effect other than possibly some topical skin effect. They cannot “detoxify” you. You have a l... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Curtis
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Not with arthroscopy: Thoracic outlet syndrome (even if it truly exists, some controversy there) is treated by removal of the first rib. Can't do this with arthroscopy.
A 45-year-old member asked:
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Doubtful: A yeast infections in the mouth is called thrush. It's generally caused by antibiotics that kill off normal mouth bacteria allowing the yeast to overg... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Curtis
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No: The nerves to your arms cannot be affected by a disc problem below them. A peripheral nerve entrapment would be more likely. These include carpal tunn... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
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Need clarification: Etg is a test for ethyl glucuronide. It is a metabolite of ethanol (the alcohol in our liquors, beer, wine, etc). It can remain in your body up to 80 ... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
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Lipoma: The most likely diagnosis is a lipoma. A lipoma is soft and mobile. If it seems fixed to underlying tissues then many other diagnoses become concernin... Read More
A 60-year-old female asked:
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Possible arthritis: Pain in the groin area in the front can be a symptom of hip arthritis. Some low spine issues can also cause pain here. You need to see an orthopedic d... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
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Patellofemoral pain: Usually this is pain from abnormal tracking of the patella (kneecap) in the groove on the femur (thigh bone) at the knee. Bracing with therapy is my u... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
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Depends: Not likely unless you're using the broken extremity for masturbation. Not joking here. A broken extremity needs immobilization to heal.
A 33-year-old member asked:
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Ethanol: Ethanol has 7 calories per gram and gin is primarily ethanol, water, and the flavorings. Most gin has little to no sugar ("dry" gins). Some may have s... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Curtis
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No: Aspirin alone does not contain caffeine. But medicines like bc powders, and goody powders have Aspirin and caffeine.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Curtis
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Should be.: Cotinine, a chemical your body makes from nicotine, has a half-life of 20 hours. Most drugs are non-detectable after 5-6 half lives.
A 44-year-old member asked:
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Clarify question: A hip "scope" refers to a hip arthroscopy. A procedure where a cartilage tear about the hip socket can be treated. I'm wondering if someone recommende... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Curtis
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Physician assistant : Physician assistant - certified is the obvious answer. But the wording of the question is unclear.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Curtis
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Usually not treated: Osteochondromas are benign growths near a bone's growth plate. They can actively grow while you are growing, and stop when your bones stop growing. If... Read More

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Curtis is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Curtis is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thanks very much for your advice
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thanks, now I know what "thrush" is.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Alabama School of Medicine, AL
Graduated 1993MD

Residency

Oregon health and science universityy
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