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Dr. Richard Ferro

Sports Medicine
Florence, SC
28 years experience male

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Carolina Urgent Care & Sports Medicine

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Sports Medicine

Urgent Care

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

36 Answers
3 Agrees
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Ferro
Sports Medicine 28 years experience
Thanks for asking!: If you are saying that you have enlarged tonsils and an earache, it is time for you to be examined by a physician. To answer your question, it could ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Ferro
Sports Medicine 28 years experience
Go see a physician: What it means is that it is time to go to see a physician to rule out all of the potential serious causes of this type of chest pain.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Ferro
Sports Medicine 28 years experience
Thanks for asking!: Coughing up blood is never good, whether it is due to heat as you believe or really do to some other serious underlying medical problem. Get to a phy... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Ferro
Sports Medicine 28 years experience
Thanks for asking!: You need to go to a physician and be examined because this type of abcess, often referred to as a pilonidal cyst, can end up in a very serious infecti... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Ferro
Sports Medicine 28 years experience
Thanks for asking!: While utis can be caused by sexually transmitted diseases, the majority we tend to see in the urgent care or primary care offices are typically not. ... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Ferro
Sports Medicine 28 years experience
Cyst after a run: Without seeing this it would be difficult to tell you what it is, so yes, you need to go to a physician to have them examine it. However, since it see... Read More
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Ferro
Sports Medicine 28 years experience
Go to a MD now: After reading your present symptoms, it is obvious that you could have several possible conditions, including treatable infections like sinusitis and ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Ferro
Sports Medicine 28 years experience
Thanks for asking!: Unfortunately yes you do. Most of us wish that were not the case. There are standard guidelines for removing your tonsils so don't be too quick to w... Read More
A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Ferro
Sports Medicine 28 years experience
Possibly: It is possible for you to be pregnant, and thus you need to have a pregnancy test. If you already have a pcp or ob/gyn, they can easily and quickly h... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Ferro
Sports Medicine 28 years experience
Go see your doctor: Wallaby, this could be many things including a viral upper respiratory infection, sinusitis, allergies, cough variant asthma, pregnancy, etc. In any ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Ferro
Sports Medicine 28 years experience
Fungal infection: Typically, for the majority of people, it is relatively easy to treat 'fungal infections' using both over-the-counter medications, or medications that... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Ferro
Sports Medicine 28 years experience
Painful hard lump: Dear riana, the possible causes of a 'painful hard lump' includes everything from an abcess (a boil) to sebaceous cyst to hematoma, and even benig... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Ferro
Sports Medicine 28 years experience
Itchy rash: Yes, it in fact could be a form of herpes virus. The best way to find out for sure it to go to your pcp or a dermatologist the next time it appears, ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Ferro
Sports Medicine 28 years experience
See a physician now: There are several different types of infections that can cause your present symptoms. Thus you need to be examined and appropriately treated by your ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Ferro
Sports Medicine 28 years experience
Go to ER or MD now: Whenever physician or health care providers hear 'chest tightness' and 'back pain' - we all know to consider an underlying heart condition as the caus... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Ferro
Sports Medicine 28 years experience
Ovarian cyts: Women tend to be very stoic in general so I have no doubt you could run with an ovarian cyst, but the question is it safe for you. If you are in pain... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Ferro
Sports Medicine 28 years experience
Ignore: One of the most critical issues when treating this is appropriate electrolyte and fluid replacement!
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Ferro
Sports Medicine 28 years experience
Swollen uvula: This is actually more common than you might think, and you need to get to a physician immediately so you can be appropriately treated. If your pcp or... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Ferro
Sports Medicine 28 years experience
Healthy eating: This is a question for the ages, and is actually a great question because the key is not to diet. Instead you must make your mind up to make more heal... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Ferro
Sports Medicine 28 years experience
Thanks for asking!: It is probably better if you go to a physian and have them do it for you if indicated because they can get a culture of it so that you ultimately know... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Ferro
Sports Medicine 28 years experience
Thanks for asking!: Typically vomiting can cause intercostal muscle strain discomfort, and i've seen a number of other patients who have both abdominal muscle and interco... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Ferro
Sports Medicine 28 years experience
Sports Medicine f/u: Time to be evaluated by a sports medicine physician. It could just be a quad hematoma, but you need someone who is experienced in musculoskeletal me... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Ferro
Sports Medicine 28 years experience
Unable to answer: You need to provide some information for us to be able to tell you if it is a healthy dinner.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Ferro
Sports Medicine 28 years experience
Thanks for asking!: The simple answer is yes if it is a susceptible bacterial sinus infection.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Ferro
Sports Medicine 28 years experience
Thanks for asking!: Std stands for sexually transmitted disease. Uti stands for urinary tract infection. While utis may be caused by stds, typically in women the most c... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Ferro
Sports Medicine 28 years experience
Thanks for asking!: What an interesting question which I am sure beer lovers are waiting anxiously to hear the answer - it probably would depend on what type of throat in... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Ferro
Sports Medicine 28 years experience
Thanks for asking!: Typically you will get hives in approximately 70% of the cases i believe - we often refer to it as urticarial.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Ferro
Sports Medicine 28 years experience
Thanks for asking!: The simple answer is that it depends on many factors, and what we would call the art of medicine. You see, there are many factors in considering whic... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Ferro
Sports Medicine 28 years experience
Armpit lumps: The are many specifics questions i need to know to better help you. Ultimately lumps in your armpit could be caused by many things, including infectio... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Ferro
Sports Medicine 28 years experience
Have them go to a MD: Dear lefty, while your intentions may be good, you obviously should not be trying to remove a hard lump from under your friends rib cage for a gre... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Ferro
Sports Medicine 28 years experience
Please see a MD asap: Simply stated, this can be a variety of very treatable conditions. Your pcp or other experienced physician will be able to help diagnose the underlyi... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Ferro
Sports Medicine 28 years experience
Time to go to MD: Being very serious, it can and is time to go to a md! it can be caused by a number of concerning issues including gerd. However you require a thoroug... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Ferro
Sports Medicine 28 years experience
Protection from STDs: Ultimately, condoms help protect against sexually transmitted diseases, and thus in fact could ultimately save your life, and those of your loved ones... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Ferro
Sports Medicine 28 years experience
Time to see a MD: Dear chatty, given your symptoms, it is time for you to be appropriately evaluated preferably by a specialist (such as myself) in sports medicine,... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Ferro
Sports Medicine 28 years experience
Thanks for asking!: Most ers and urgent cares will give out same day doctors notes. They typically will not back date them.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Ferro
Sports Medicine 28 years experience
Go see your doctor: While it is normal for your heartbeat to become faster and contract more forcefully in order to deliver more blood supply, oxygen, etc throughout your... Read More

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Ferro is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Ferro is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
There seems to be a problem with older tonsils and the need to remove them . Most people don't want too
HealthTap member
Thanks for your quick reply! I went to ENT doctor, he told me its throat infection and muscle pain
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I really appreciate this :)

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, NJ
Graduated 1994MD

Residency

Type in hospital

Awards

Top Urgent Care Specialist, First Place, National - Spring
2014
Thought Leader, Second Place, Florence Region - Spring
2014
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