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Dr. William Witt

Anesthesiology
Lexington, KY
46 years experience male

Locations

William Orin Witt, MD, DABA, CCM, PM, PLLC

Lexington, KY

Address

2268 Savannah Lane, Lexington, KY, United States
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William O. Witt, MD DABA-CCM-PM PLLC

Lexington, KY

About

Bio

Professor Emeritus, Anesthesiology, Neurosurgery, Hematology-Oncology, UKMC Chairman Emeritus, Anesthesiology, UKMC Director and Founder, Emeritus Pain Management fellowship, UKMC Thanks to my computer, my dear wife and HealthTap, I am able to type with my mouth and once again pursue my passion, the practice of medicine. I practiced for 38 years. My primary interest is the treatment of chronic pain with neurostimulation. "Giant in the Field of Neuromodulation", North American Neuromodulation Society I was elected to "Best Doctors in America I have lectured extensively, both nationally and internationally past consulting physician to the President, UAE past Vice President, Kentucky Medical Services Foundation past Board Member and teacher, Lexington Christian Academy, Chairman, Personnel

Specialties
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Anesthesiology

Critical Care

Pain Management

Doctor Q&A

52 Answers
4 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Witt
Anesthesiology 46 years experience
Additional informati: If this was associated with a big fall or MVA, you may want to see a spine specialist for medial branch rhizotomies at T11 and T12. These can be done ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Witt
Anesthesiology 46 years experience
Cannabinoids remain: "medical" marijuana remains as a chemical without proven benefit in high quality data. CFS and CV function implicates sympathic-based hypotension. CPA... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Witt
Anesthesiology 46 years experience
Pain relief: I would recommend seeing an interventional pain specialist who may be able to aspirate or intentionally rupture what sounds like peri-neural cysts. At... Read More
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Witt
Anesthesiology 46 years experience
Steroids & stenosis: Epidural steroids may be effective with mild central stenosis (mostly back pain) and perhaps somewhat more likely to be effective with foraminal steno... Read More
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Witt
Anesthesiology 46 years experience
Shoulder & hand pain: Believe it or not, this used to be called "shoulder-hand syndrome". It is now called Complex Regional Pain Syndrome type II. It is challenging to trea... Read More
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Witt
Anesthesiology 46 years experience
Need additional info: Did you use a condom? When you squeeze your penis, is there any discharge? Did you have any oral or anal intercourse? This is information your docto... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Witt
Anesthesiology 46 years experience
I would see the ER: With s stiff neck I would get a CT or a spinal tap. You are of college age and and is especially true if living in a dorm.
A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Witt
Anesthesiology 46 years experience
The larynx: A deadly martial arts technique is a sharp blow that may produce a fracture of the laryngeal cartilage, producing airway occlusion. This may also dis... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Witt
Anesthesiology 46 years experience
Corneal abrasion: A 25 year old waking up with blurry vision in one eye is likely a corneal abrasion. Feeling "dizzy" may be related to the eye if it is disequilibrium... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Witt
Anesthesiology 46 years experience
C-section incidence: When overall C section incidence is >10-15% in random population; there should be an emphasis on prenatal education as incidence is higher in highe... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Witt
Anesthesiology 46 years experience
More information: You need an examination (swelling, tenderness, discoloration, radiation, ligament instability)
A female asked:
Dr. William Witt
Anesthesiology 46 years experience
Neuropathy in LBP: Whereas low back pain is extremely common, a large Korean study emphasizes the importance of early diagnosis and treatment if combined with neuropathy... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Witt
Anesthesiology 46 years experience
This could be a melanoma.: Although this is relatively unlikely, it is the only potentially serious diagnosis that would concern me. I would circle it with a sharpie, but not ma... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Witt
Anesthesiology 46 years experience
TMJ syndrome.: TMJ syndrome is very common and typically responds to an over-the-counter NSAID. If it persists I would see your dentist as you may need some adjustme... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Witt
Anesthesiology 46 years experience
Controlling twitch: You don't say what "minerals". I would suggest 250-500 milligrams of magnesium oxide nightly, assuming you have normal kidney function.
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Witt
Anesthesiology 46 years experience
Abdominal pain: Probably a muscle spasm but if it is recurrent, associated with the same event each time (eating; sneezing) and only on the same side each time there ... Read More
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Witt
Anesthesiology 46 years experience
Foot pain: You don't say whether this is the sole of the foot or the top of the foot. If it is the sole of the foot and it is tender, it is most likely Plantar f... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Witt
Anesthesiology 46 years experience
Muscle spasm: The stomach will produce visceral pain. Because of its close proximity to the body wall it can then produce somatic pain and muscle spasm. Antacids or... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. William Witt
Anesthesiology 46 years experience
Paraplegic pain: I am a C3 quad and I can empathize. I think you should follow up with the doctor who ordered the x-ray as he probably has a treatment plan; if not, t... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Witt
Anesthesiology 46 years experience
Femoral neuralgia: You should see the OB/GYN who did C- section. "can't walk" has wide range from more painful when walking to complete paralysis. Level of concern is si... Read More
A 72-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Witt
Anesthesiology 46 years experience
Ear pain: You need to have an otoscopic examination. There are no "tests" as such other than direct examination. This will only take a minute.
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Witt
Anesthesiology 46 years experience
Bruise to hip: Fill a ziplock bag with crushed ice, put a washcloth against the skin to prevent frostbite and apply the ice pack as tolerated for the first 12-24 hou... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Witt
Anesthesiology 46 years experience
Back pain: Assuming no liver or kidney disease take Tylenol (acetaminophen) and Naproxen together. They work on entirely different receptors. Then freeze water i... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. William Witt
Anesthesiology 46 years experience
Facet arthritis: You have 7 cervical vertibrae and 8 cervical nerves, each of which (except C-2) passes through a neural foramen. Irritation of the nerve root may be d... Read More
A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Witt
Anesthesiology 46 years experience
Prognosis: This is variable depending on treatment. You should definitely see a Board-certified rheumatologist as there are many excellent treatment options. Als... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Witt
Anesthesiology 46 years experience
Symptom resolution: Opioid withdrawal feels bad but is not dangerous. If her symptoms are indeed withdrawal, they will resolve spontaneously and are of no concern. If it ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Witt
Anesthesiology 46 years experience
Scoliosis & pain: Scoliosis often causes pain in the muscles of the back due to the asymmetric stress of the curvature. This may be in the form of myofascial pain with ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Witt
Anesthesiology 46 years experience
Pain in calf: If it goes into the back of the calf and not into the foot, it is probably a sprain of the L5-S1 facet joint or possibly an annular tear of the L5-S1 ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Witt
Anesthesiology 46 years experience
Additional info: Define "leg pain". Is it in the joints and if so which ones? Is it the entire leg? Is it aching or burning in character? When did it come on in relat... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Witt
Anesthesiology 46 years experience
Relaxation exercises: Tension-type headaches are by far the most common type so especially in light of your OCD I can add reassurance. You have other co-facters and these a... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Witt
Anesthesiology 46 years experience
Need additional info: I need to know your age, sex and durationas well as any precipitating activities to be of any assistance.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Witt
Anesthesiology 46 years experience
Variable: Highly variable. Must be done under x-ray. Anywhere from no relief (rare) to permanent relief (rare) but the temperature change (should be monitored i... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Witt
Anesthesiology 46 years experience
Acute patellar injur: You need to see an orthopedist. If none is available, an athletic trainer can help. This needs to be examined. In the interim, OTC naproxen AND Tyleno... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Witt
Anesthesiology 46 years experience
Shingles onset: Yes, shingles can and usually does come on over a few days. It may begin with some vague flu-like symptoms, followed by some itching or other odd sens... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Witt
Anesthesiology 46 years experience
Medication issues: Yes, but both can affect your sensorium, reaction time, balance, etc. in a dose-related fashion and you should not drive or perform other activities w... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Witt
Anesthesiology 46 years experience
IBS and antibiotics: Talk to a gastro-enterologist; they will be very familiar with this issue.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Witt
Anesthesiology 46 years experience
Nerve pain: This is clearly neuropathic pain meaning some injury or irritation of the nerves. There are many possibilities from endocrine disorders to infections,... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Witt
Anesthesiology 46 years experience
Shoulder pain: If it goes away when you are sleeping on your right side then it is probably the new pillow and/or mattress
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Witt
Anesthesiology 46 years experience
Groin pain: Not knowing your sex or sexual history, there may be other issues but you definitely need a white blood count and differential as well as a urinalysis... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. William Witt
Anesthesiology 46 years experience
Yes: This is common with impingement of the femoral nerve; it is easy to confirm with a femoral nerve block.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Witt
Anesthesiology 46 years experience
Ear pain: With pain for a week in one ear, you need an otoscopic examination "looking in the ear". This could be an infection; this is most likely. It could als... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. William Witt
Anesthesiology 46 years experience
Pain reief: I would take Lyrica starting at a minimal doses titrate up to 900 mg./day as long as she has normal renal function
A male asked:
Dr. William Witt
Anesthesiology 46 years experience
Lidocaine patches: While it only has limited FDA indications, the FDA is supposed to only regulate what companies making health care related products can advertise so it... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. William Witt
Anesthesiology 46 years experience
Continuing meds. OK: As long as you are on a stable dose of Norco, you should be fine. I always recommend against drinking alcohol when taking drugs containing acetamino... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Witt
Anesthesiology 46 years experience
Nothing to worry abo: I would do the same thing. if it becomes a recurrent or worsening problem I would see a dermatologist.
A female asked:
Dr. William Witt
Anesthesiology 46 years experience
Chronotherapy: Current data suggests that insomnia is best prevented and treated by avoidance of caffeine for 12 hrs. and alcohol (1 oz. or less) for 4 hrs. before b... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Witt
Anesthesiology 46 years experience
Probable spasm: I suspect muscle spasm in light of your young age. I would try ice packs followed by stretching (touching your toes) and OTC magnesium oxide if you d... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. William Witt
Anesthesiology 46 years experience
Yes: With A fib you should be on an anticoagulant and any NSAID (Aleve) can either interfere with the beneficial effect of, or exacerbate the risk of the ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Witt
Anesthesiology 46 years experience
Muscle spasm: Muscle spasm in the back between the spine and the shoulder following an injury is common because the entire shoulder is supported on muscle. The only... Read More

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Dr. Witt is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Dr. Witt is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you so much for replying, I wasn't sure if it was completely healthy for the brain to do so but since you said it wouldn't harm to the brain ill give it a go. Than...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thanks i don't drink alcohol my dr wants me to try gabapentin was reluctant to try anything new because I'm stable
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! My GI doctor said it's just treating symptoms won't give them to me.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Minnesota Medical School, MN
Graduated 1976MD

Residency

UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO HOSPITAL ANSCHUTZ INPATIENT

Awards

Alpha Omega Alpha
2005-2006 Best Doctors in America®
2007-2008 Best Doctors in America®

Affiliations

North American Neuromodulation Society
Kentucky Medical Association
Lexington Medical Society

Publications

Polyanalgesic Consensus Conference--2012: recommendations on trialing for intrathecal (intraspinal) drug delivery: report of an interdisciplinary expe...
The Neurostimulation Appropriateness Consensus Committee (NACC) Recommendations for Infection Prevention and Management.
Intrathecal granuloma in a patient receiving high dose hydromorphone.
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