Dr. Mark Roberts

Family Medicine
AIKEN, SC
44 years experience male

About

Bio

Board certified in family practice, 30 years in practice, member of The American Society of Hypertension, The International Society for Hypertension in Blacks, The National Lipid Association, and The American Diabetes Association. In solo private practice with two Family Nurse Practitioners in Aiken, SC. 11year United States Air Force veteran, graduate of The a Medical University of South Carolina. AVID grandfather of two...

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Family Medicine

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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Roberts
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Proper BP: The American Society of Hypertension recommends that BP readings be performed after a patient has sat quietly in a chair with the back supported and b... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Roberts
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Many possibilities: A plethora of possibilities exist. You could be lactose intolerant,in which case avoidance of all lactose-containing foods should really help (primari... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Roberts
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Two main characteristics: I would refer you to csfinfo.org for a thorough description of signs and symptoms. Basically, it comes in two forms: Chiari (or Arnold-Chiari) Malform... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Roberts
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Corn and fructose: High fructose corn syrup, a hot button food item now, is what you are getting in your daily consumption of boiled corn. Most likely not such a good id... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Roberts
Family Medicine 44 years experience
RLS...maybe: RLS is a common, terribly bothersome, sleep disruption that has unclear causes in most cases. Nocturnal recumbency leg cramps, on the other hand actua... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Mark Roberts
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Probably : The risk associated with an inguinal hernia is the entrapment of a loop of bowel becoming " incarcerated" through the hernial defect, which can spell ... Read More
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A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Roberts
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Not uncommon : Ejaculatory headaches are not uncommon. If you do not have hypertension--and you should be checked for this on several occasions--then a prophylactic ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Roberts
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Time should help rid the burning, but you may wish to take a reputable probiotic for five to seven days. Best wishes for a speedy improvement!
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A female asked:
Dr. Mark Roberts
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Stop: First of all, no more salicylic acid applications until the skin heals completely. You have unintentionally caused a chemical burn (that's how the sal... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Roberts
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Some meds (Haldol and dopamine antagonists) can cause blue tongues, but so can anemia. You should see your family physician if this persists.
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Roberts
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Have yo an aneurysm?: First and foremost , have you been properly diagnosed with an cerebral aneurysm? If not, what leads you to think you may have one? More information i... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Roberts
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Most likely: no.: The Gadolinium Syndrome usually occurs after repeated exposures to several doses, usually quite a few, of the contrast material. If this is your first... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Roberts
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Test again: .To ease your mind, get the test again; however, what you are describing are not that unusual after rhinoplasty. Should the mucus become purulent, or ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Roberts
Family Medicine 44 years experience
36-54hrs: The “half-life” of dexamethasone is 36-54 hrs.
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A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Roberts
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Yes: Some studies have shown taking a non-diuretic B.P. medication may offer better cardiovascular protect against major cardiovascular events (MACE), stro... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Roberts
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Whether or not one experiences carbon monoxide poisoning is directly related to the concentration of the carbon monoxide and the duration of exposure.... Read More
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A 73-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Roberts
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Twice daily: Metoprolol tartrate is a twice daily drug, while the succinate form is once daily. Talk to your doctor about this, and get your BP checked out of the ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Roberts
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Nobody reads the book about side effects (or probably shouldn’t), but experientially (I’ve been a board Certified family doc for 40 years), and stati... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Roberts
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Check with the periodontist, just to be safe.
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Roberts
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Please tactfully check (or have the bed checked) for bedbugs.
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Roberts
Family Medicine 44 years experience
As long as it works : Some antihistamines lose effectiveness over periods of continuous—or even continual—use. Therefore, you may need to change to another OTC brand for re... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Roberts
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Current AGA guidelin: This is an excellent question. I would refer you to this easy-to-understand link, which gives the American Gastroeneterological Association’s guidelin... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Roberts
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Not unusual.: Please be absolutely certain if you do not wish pregnancy, to use other forms of contraception. It might take 3 months for your periods to ‘get back o... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Mark Roberts
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Make some changes: Don’t feel alone: many people stress eat! Try substituting a walk or some other form of physical activity for peering into the fridge or pantry. Keep ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Mark Roberts
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Grain of salt: The number of cases generally may be accurate—depending upon the credibility of the source(s) providing those numbers. I feel the main stream media (M... Read More
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A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Roberts
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Miralax (polyethylene glycol) is now over the counter...no prescription needed! Go for it, good going! (Sorry for the bad pun).
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Roberts
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Antihistamines, time: Benadryl, loaratadine, cetirizine, fexofenadine all should help...along with time to rid the antibiotic from your body. Avoid getting hot/overheated, ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Roberts
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Hard to say: Many mouth breathers may have obstructive sleep apnea, which can lead to serious heath problems if not appropriately diagnosed and treated. On the oth... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Roberts
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Loose cotton clothes: Loose fitting, soft, natural fabrics without dyes should be the only fibers touching your skin...but ask your physician for his/her recommendations.
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Roberts
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Start a food diary: Though it is time consuming, you may wish to start a food diary. Begin with simple foods (only!) to which you KNOW you don’t react. Then add a new foo... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Roberts
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Topical steroid withdrawal is certainly life-changing and terribly debilitating, though uncommon. It is unclear as to who is likely to develop it and ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Roberts
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Ice!: This may represent a hematoma (collection of blood gravity has pulled down into the scrotum), or a seroma—just a collection of tissue fluid following ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Roberts
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Quite possibly.: As your respiratory defenses improve, especially the cilia in the airways, it is common for new ex-smokers to cough more. The headache...not so much. ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Roberts
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Who did out for this to be multiple sclerosis. It really sounds so this could be anxiety/stress related, but should your symptoms persist or worsen yo... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Roberts
Family Medicine 44 years experience
The most accurate thing would be to ask for a serum (blood) beta-HCG test at your physician’s office or health department/clinic. Whatever the outcome... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Roberts
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Short answer: no, it cannot.be transmitted in this manner.
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Roberts
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Very highly unlikely, unless she had some sort of skin lesions/ulcers on that touched breast. Should you be very worried, I’d suggest getting tested f... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Roberts
Family Medicine 44 years experience
This could, indeed, be due to significant gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). You could prove this—and get relief, probably—by trying OTC Prilosec... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Roberts
Family Medicine 44 years experience
That should not be a problem, so rest easy. Just don’t do it again. Stay healthy Harvard Health states the maximum daily dose of Tylenol (acetaminophe... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Roberts
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Grandparents, too!: If grandparents are to be around infants under 6 months of age (when the DTaP is first given), those grandparents need to get a TDaP (Boostrix) to ins... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Roberts
Family Medicine 44 years experience
160 LDL not good: Your lipids need a lot of work to reduce your cardiovascular risk. I suggest talking your family doc about tweaking you lipid-lowering medications soo... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Roberts
Family Medicine 44 years experience
How do you know?: First of all, I’d recommend she get tested properly by a health care provider to prove the presence or absence of parasites...then go from there. Even... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Roberts
Family Medicine 44 years experience
That depends : Comfort with, and confidence in, your PCP are critical to an effective patient-physician experience. Does your PCP listen to you and engage your activ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Roberts
Family Medicine 44 years experience
If you have been having unprotected relations, best that you go and get a serum HCG assay to prove pregnancy or not. Whatever the results, I trust you... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Roberts
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Recommend Vascepa: Lovasa often raises LDL, whereas Vascepa does not. If you can tolerate the flushing associated with Nissan or SLO-Niacic, it can raise HDL levels fai... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Roberts
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Hypothalamus : The hypothalamus is the regulatory gland, but does rely on a multitude of feedback from sensors throughout the body. See this simple explanation. Hope... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Roberts
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Start with Benadryl.: You should try some Benadryl (diphenhydramine) 25 - 50mg every 6 hours; be prepared for some drowsiness, so avoid hazardous activities, such as drivin... Read More
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A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Roberts
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Data show that some tubular Adelina’s in the duodenum, if not removed, may increase the risk of duodenal adenocarcinoma . The take away is that these ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Roberts
Family Medicine 44 years experience
. I refer you to this website article...very helpful: https://parenting.firstcry.com/articles/relactation-how-to-start-breastfeeding-again-after-stopp... Read More
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May 14, 2017
Good, friendly advice on a wide range of topics!
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May 14, 2017
Dr.Mark Roberts is extremely precise and clear in his answers and added comments a great benefit to Healthtap generous with professional knowledge too.
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Roberts is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Appreciate the answer! Thank you very much!!
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thanks very much for your attention really appreciate it ....much love
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You are a blessing Dr. Roberts! May you keep safe and healthy always.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine, SC
Graduated 1979MD

Residency

Elgin USAF Regional Hosoital
Completed 1983

Awards

Top Doctor, Third Place, Georgia - Spring
2017
Thought Leader, Third Place, Georgia - Spring
2017
Top Family Physician, First Place, Georgia - Spring
2017
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