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Dr. William m Simpson

Family Medicine
Charleston, SC
50 years experience male

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William M. Simpson, Jr. MD

Charleston, SC

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Charleston, SC
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Bio

Emeritus professor of family medicine. Board certification in family medicine and geriatrics. More than 20 years experience in enviromental medicine, total of 35 years on faculty of Medical University of SC.

Specialties
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Family Medicine

Geriatrics

Licenses

United States: South Carolina

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. William m Simpson
Family Medicine 50 years experience
Prob. ext.l otitis: Itching irritation and mild decreased hearing are all symptoms of external otitis. If otc's haven't helped, need to see health care practitioner.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. William m Simpson
Family Medicine 50 years experience
All smoking is!: Acetaminophen 2500mg is a large dose. We recommend no more than 3000mg per day (not all at once, but 1000mg 3 times a day or 500mg every 4 hours. A ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. William m Simpson
Family Medicine 50 years experience
There are several: Without exam, not possible to tell, but most often related to overweight. If not overweight, possibilities are thyroid gland elargement, lymph node e... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. William m Simpson
Family Medicine 50 years experience
Not high: Single dose of Prednisone of this size is unlikely to cause increased pulse or blood pressure. Chronic use of Prednisone at this daily dose could lea... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. William m Simpson
Family Medicine 50 years experience
Several points: Usually non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agents raise systolic and diastolic blood pressure measurements by only a few points, but some persons are mor... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. William m Simpson
Family Medicine 50 years experience
Fire ant bites: Most likely fire ant bites, they will go away without treatment in several days. The white center is not an indication of infection, so it is best no... Read More
A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. William m Simpson
Family Medicine 50 years experience
Lower cholesterol: After a cerebral bleed, and especially a rebleed; anything that might contribute to cardiovascular risk is treated--thus the Crestor (rosuvastatin) to... Read More
A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. William m Simpson
Family Medicine 50 years experience
In short, yes: Stimulation of the soft tissue around painful sites is often soothing. However, some massage is aggressive enough to be painful, so choose your massa... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. William m Simpson
Family Medicine 50 years experience
Warm compresses: These often resolve spontaneously, but a warm compress for 20-30 minutes 2-3 times a day will sometimes hasten the resolution.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. William m Simpson
Family Medicine 50 years experience
Pneumonia unlikely: If only back/chest pain symptoms, pneumonia unlikely--expect cough, phlegm, fever, malaise. Chest pain on deep breathing may indicate pleurisy, proba... Read More
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. William m Simpson
Family Medicine 50 years experience
It's Wpossible: But not likely. The caffeine in tea and coffe often stimulates the bowel, but rarely causes enough irritation to cause bleeding. Watch stools for fu... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. William m Simpson
Family Medicine 50 years experience
Needs dental care: Possible gingivitis (inflammation of gum) or dental caries (cavity). Can try dental rinses (mouthwash) and Acetaminophen (tylenol) orally, but if unr... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. William m Simpson
Family Medicine 50 years experience
Local care: Most likely a local skin infection, warm compresses (20min 3x/day), analgesic like Acetaminophen (tylenol) and observe. If fever over 101 or other sy... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. William m Simpson
Family Medicine 50 years experience
Art. tears better: I would not use Dexamethasone drops without supervision by an ophthalmologist (they may cause increased pressure in the eyes, may mask infection, etc.... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. William m Simpson
Family Medicine 50 years experience
Yes: Since you are in the period of like when menopause can begin (average age for menopause in the us is 52), irregularities in menstrual flow are common.... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. William m Simpson
Family Medicine 50 years experience
Post-viral bronchiti: Most likely this is post-viral bronchitis which is just what it says--bronchitis (inflammation of the large breathing tubes of the lungs after a viral... Read More
A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. William m Simpson
Family Medicine 50 years experience
Get follow up: With this persistence of symptoms, you need to be further evaluated by a health care provider.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. William m Simpson
Family Medicine 50 years experience
Often normal: Frequently nipples become sensitive just prior to and during periods or after irritation by some types of clothing(rough texture) or sweating. Usual... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. William m Simpson
Family Medicine 50 years experience
?clot vs.food vs.med: Serveral possibilities: leftovers of a medication (some have gelatin-like capsules that don't dissolve, something you ate--partially digested meat/g... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. William m Simpson
Family Medicine 50 years experience
Probably normal!: Cramping can occur with ovulation and menses, a few days before or after is probably normal. You don't mention your contraceptive method. If none, o... Read More
A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. William m Simpson
Family Medicine 50 years experience
May be helpful: Lyrica (or pregabalin) is not indicated for trigeminal neuralgia (in the official fda approved package insert), but it is used "off-label" for this di... Read More
A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. William m Simpson
Family Medicine 50 years experience
No: Most people don't sleep a full eight hours without interruption, especially after age 50. Waking to urinate is very common, especially in men due to ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. William m Simpson
Family Medicine 50 years experience
Treatment is ok: Loss of lordosis in cervical spine (neck)usually due to muscle spasm. In addition to meds prescribed, heat, gentle range of motion exercises for neck... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. William m Simpson
Family Medicine 50 years experience
Unlikely: While some practitioners utilize reflexology for this purpose, there is minimal evidence that stimulation of this type can produce labor.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. William m Simpson
Family Medicine 50 years experience
Probably safe 2nd tr: Most hair dyes are safe. Very minimal absorption, so extremely low exposure to fetus. Organic dyes are probably safer, but very limitied research. ... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. William m Simpson
Family Medicine 50 years experience
Many possibilities: Maybe just fatigue, but also possibly too much dryness in the air you live in. You could also have allergies(this time of the year it is often to fal... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. William m Simpson
Family Medicine 50 years experience
Cracked rib?: The bear hug may have cracked a rib, but if only sore possible a "greenstick" (incomplete) break, both will heal without further treatment. Another p... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. William m Simpson
Family Medicine 50 years experience
One of the big three: One of the three most common forms of vaginal infection, trichomonas vaginitis, yeast or candida vaginitis and bacterial vaginiosis due to an overgrow... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. William m Simpson
Family Medicine 50 years experience
Probably infection: Exactly where is uncertain. The lymph nodes of the upper neck may swell with irritation/inflammation of the throat, teeth, tongue, gums, skin of the ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. William m Simpson
Family Medicine 50 years experience
Yes,with proper care: In this situation, the possibility of both ABO and Rh incompatibility exists. ABO incompatibility is generally less severe that Rh and is somewhat pr... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. William m Simpson
Family Medicine 50 years experience
Likely normal : Periods are often irregular, either in start date or heaviness of particular day's flow. Minor stresses, illness, etc. Can also alter period. Keep a... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. William m Simpson
Family Medicine 50 years experience
120/80 or less: Most "normal" folks your age have blood pressures in this range.
A female asked:
Dr. William m Simpson
Family Medicine 50 years experience
Position unusual: Probably means speculum was too short or that uterus is either flexed forward or back leading the cervix to be "pointed" backward or forward and out o... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. William m Simpson
Family Medicine 50 years experience
Not usually!: If you're breast-feeding and are uncomfortably full, then go ahead. If not, the little one will wake when he/she's hungry or otherwise uncomfortable ... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. William m Simpson
Family Medicine 50 years experience
Theoretically, yes: Theoretically it is possible to transmit the virus in saliva from an intact surface to a non-intact surface. The amount of dilution and size of the a... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. William m Simpson
Family Medicine 50 years experience
Symptoms count: A number is difficult to specify. More important are symptoms that may develop with elevated blood pressure such as a new headache or different head... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. William m Simpson
Family Medicine 50 years experience
Yes: Clitoral stimulation with a vibrator is fine. Be careful that stimulation is gentle. Lubrication can be used if there is dryness or irritation after ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. William m Simpson
Family Medicine 50 years experience
Likely just fine!: BUN of 5 is completely normal (low numbers are good). Ketones suggest that you hadn't eaten for a few hours prior to the test.
A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. William m Simpson
Family Medicine 50 years experience
No,is the short answ: Plant sterols are primarily effective in decreasing cholesterol, while there may be some effect on prostate hyperplasia, it is relatively minimal.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. William m Simpson
Family Medicine 50 years experience
Likely vice versa: More than likely fever is causing fatigue. Fever is often an indication that the body is trying to fight off an infection of some kind--the infection... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. William m Simpson
Family Medicine 50 years experience
Yes, in some cases: In persons with a tendency toward asthma, beta-blockers like Nadolol can cause mild increases in bronchial tree spasm which may give the sensation of ... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. William m Simpson
Family Medicine 50 years experience
Enzyme replacement: Often enzyme replacement (pancrease, lipase, etc) will decrease these sorts of symptoms. If you are taking replacement enzymes and still have these p... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. William m Simpson
Family Medicine 50 years experience
This is borderline: I assume you meant blood pressure. 130/80 is the upper level of blood pressure that we consider normal in a young diabetic like you. Blood pressure ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. William m Simpson
Family Medicine 50 years experience
Extra calories: But first work on reason for fatigue and anemia. Are you losing blood with heavy menses? Do you have dark stools? If anemia and fatigue are correct... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. William m Simpson
Family Medicine 50 years experience
Dryness normal: There are fluctuations in hormone levels after a pregnancy ends which may produce vaginal dryness. Stresses surrounding the miscarriage may also cont... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. William m Simpson
Family Medicine 50 years experience
Cramps common: Cramps are common at the time of ovulation. If you wish to conceive, continue to try during this fertile window. Infertility is defined as one year o... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. William m Simpson
Family Medicine 50 years experience
Likely normal: You don't mention any symptoms (irritation, itching, etc) with the discharge. If there are none, this is likely what's called a "physiologic discharg... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. William m Simpson
Family Medicine 50 years experience
Likely normal: Periods may be missed or delayed for many reasons, irregular periods are common at the beginnng and end of fertility, and stresses of all sorts, good ... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. William m Simpson
Family Medicine 50 years experience
Likely inflammation: Often osteoarthritis presents first with pain at the base of the thumb, but in someone your age, it is much more likely to be due to overuse--perhaps ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. William m Simpson
Family Medicine 50 years experience
Bladder spasm: Sometimes a bladder spasm, like a muscle cramp, occurs in the bladder after it is emptied. It may mean that you delayed urination for a while causing... Read More

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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you. I have allergies and the top of my mouth always gets irritated when drinking water. or when I'm about to head to bed. makes it itchy as wel
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you, the cotton undies is good to know. ill keep water intake+++
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you that's made my day I can now join the gym I will take it eay

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine, SC
Graduated 1972MD

Residency

Medical University of South Carolina

Awards

Family Physician of the Year, South Carolina Academy of Family Physicians
Finalist, National Family Physician of the Year, American Academy of Family Physicians
Top Doctor, Second Place, Charleston Region, SC - Summer
2013

Affiliations

Emeritus Professor of Family Medicine, Medical University of SC

Publications

32. Schuman SH, Simpson WM, Smith WA. Environmental Risk Assessment: Does it Work for the Community-Based Physician? Proceedings of EHAP/FM symposi...
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