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Dr. Marie Trenga

Family Medicine
Columbus, GA
37 years experience female

Locations

Columbus Regional Family Practice

Columbus, GA

Address

1900 10th Avenue Suite 100, Columbus, GA, US
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 8:00am - 8:00pm
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Insurances accepted

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia

CIGNA Health Care

AFLAC

Humana Insurance Company

Medicare

Tricare

Acute Care Express

Columbus, GA

About

Bio

Grew up in Syracuse NY, college and med school at Brown University Providence RI, internship Cooperstown NY followed by family practice residency Rochester NY. As part of a military scholarship I entered the Army at Fort Benning GA. My husband Brian is an internist and I have 3 children Caitlin 23 Paul 21 and Adam 18. I enjoy reading, needlework, and trail riding.

Specialties
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Family Medicine

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

166 Answers
25 Agrees
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marie Trenga
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Yes: It is a humectant meaning it adds moisture to the skin. Also avoid very hot baths as that can dry the skin.
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marie Trenga
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Seek treatment: Once you have had a migraine for several days , it becomes a mixed headache with some stress and tension factors. The medications used to stop migrain... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marie Trenga
Family Medicine 37 years experience
How long to treat: Most pinkeye clears up fairly quickly. The ointment can shorten the time and reduce transmission to others. I usually recommend treating for 2 days af... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marie Trenga
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Several possible: Common causes of white spots on gums include candida infection, irritation from dental bleaching products, cold sores, leukoplakia from tobacco use or... Read More
A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marie Trenga
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Tendons: Tendonitis is an irritation or inflammation of a tendon - cords holding muscle to the bone- that often occurs from a strain or overuse injury. It reps... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marie Trenga
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Relationship: He may be very insecure and worried about losing you or jealous ; overcontrolling. When you have a pattern of conflict in a relationship it is a good ... Read More
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marie Trenga
Family Medicine 37 years experience
No: Dysarthria is a motor speech disorder caused by neurologic damage resulting from many different medical conditions. It is treated by a speech language... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marie Trenga
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Menstrual Spotting: Occasionally you can have an anovulatory cycle where an egg is not released and that may cause irregular bleeding. It is common and not harmful. You d... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marie Trenga
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Chest pain: If this pain has been continuous for 2 months, it is a good idea to see your doctor who can diagnose the cause of the pain, possibly muscle strain ; p... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marie Trenga
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Hysterectomy: A partial hysterectomy means they take out the uterus - which will remove the fibroids - but leave your ovaries. If they take the ovaries you would ha... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marie Trenga
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Yes it is possible: Physical or mental stress and lack of sleep seems to allow the herpes to break out. Not all types f herpes are sexually transmitted, on causes the com... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marie Trenga
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Non prescription: Amlactin makes a variety of products which do not require a prescription. You can get them at your local drugstore - chemist to you. The manufacturer ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marie Trenga
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Diet pills: Phentermine should be used only under a doctor's supervision and for a short time - up to 3 months. There can be serious side effects depending on you... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marie Trenga
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Late periods: It is not unusual for a woman to have an occasional change in menstrual pattern caused by stress, illness or other reasons. If you have had unprotecte... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marie Trenga
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Ask your doctor: Labs often have standard flowsheets listing a number of tests. If your doctor did not order that test, it might be listed as nonapplicable. But it is ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marie Trenga
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Anal mass: A hard lump and anal discharge needs to be seen by your physician. Not all lumps are cancer, but it should investigated.
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marie Trenga
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Sleep: Changes in adolescence makes teens feel more comfortable staying up late and sleeping in, but school schedules mean that many teens don;t get enough s... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marie Trenga
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Arm bumps: It sounds like you have keratosis pilaris - a harmless skin condition common in women. They improve sometimes if you avoid harsh antibacterial soaps a... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marie Trenga
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Multiple conditions: It sounds like your son has many challenges. You do not mention his age, but the under age 3 the early intervention program and over 3 your local scho... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marie Trenga
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Symptoms: Headaches, dizziness, itching, stomach cramping and diarrhea can all result from valerian overdose. Seek medical care if the symptoms are severe or la... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marie Trenga
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Need eye exam: Systane is an eye lubricant. If your symptoms were due to dry eyes it could help but there are many other conditions that can cause the halos you see.... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marie Trenga
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Exercise: When you watch your diet and exercise you typically lose weight form all over your body. You can work on strengthening the muscles in your abdominal a... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marie Trenga
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol): If you stopped taking pills partway through a pack, your cycle may be irregular. But if you had unprotected sex and are concerned take a pregnancy tes... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marie Trenga
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Exercise: When you watch your diet and exercise you typically lose weight form all over your body. You can work on strengthening the muscles in your legs which ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marie Trenga
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Wait: For an acute overdose wait for it to be metabolized, unless you are talking about serious side effects such as very high heart rate, muscle twitching... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marie Trenga
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Get healthy: Maintaining a normal weight, avoiding cigarettes and alcohol can help. Have intercourse in the 3 - 5 days prior to ovulation (which is usually 14 days... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marie Trenga
Family Medicine 37 years experience
delayed period: The birth control pills have been supplying hormones. It is not unusual for your body to take a while to start producing hormones and restoring your ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marie Trenga
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Multiple symptoms: It is difficult to answer this question without more details. If this has only been happening for a few days, it may represent a viral syndrome. If yo... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marie Trenga
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Enlarged spleen: The spleen is just below the ribcage on the left side. An enlarged spleen can be a sign of illness. And it may be tender if it is large. It sounds lik... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marie Trenga
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Unlikely: Pari 10 is paroxetine, prodep is fluoxetine. Both are selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors. Anytime you are switching medications it is possible to... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marie Trenga
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Many causes: Dizzy spells can be caused by a virus, ear disorder, drop in blood pressure, heart disease, anemia, TIA and others too numerous to include. Your docto... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marie Trenga
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Normal: Not all women have morning sickness. You may develop it later in the first trimester or you may just be one of the fortunate people who do not experie... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marie Trenga
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Good question: In people with narcolepsy, Modafinil helps prevent the excessive daytime sleepiness. Modafinil is also used for adhd as it can improve the attention s... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Marie Trenga
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Sometimes: Controversial subject. The research was done using a parent survey. Some parents report behavior improvement on dairy free/ gluten free diets, many ot... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marie Trenga
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Why?: Naprosyn (naproxen) is an anti-inflammatory drug that treats illness and injuries such as colds, muscle aches, sprains. There is no 'buzz' from taking... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marie Trenga
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Keep taking vitamin: Folic acid is a water soluble vitamin so you end up peeing out any extra. Not enough Folic Acid in pregnancy can lead to problems with development of ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marie Trenga
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Yes: It is okay as long as the child is old enough not to mouth the area.
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marie Trenga
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Stomach pain: Gallstones typically cause pain after a meal, especially with fatty food. I suggest you keep a pain diary and note when the pain occurs and what you h... Read More
A 74-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marie Trenga
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Ask your doctor: There are many different types of medicine for back pain and many for high blood pressure. It is best to check with your doctor. A pharmacist can also... Read More
A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marie Trenga
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Spider veins: Spider veins are dilated blood vessels that can occur anywhere as you get older. Sun exposure and trauma such as pinching the skin can make them more... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marie Trenga
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Autism and balance: Autism is a neurodevelopmental disorder. So some children with autism have too much or too little muscle tone. That may cause problems such as diffic... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marie Trenga
Family Medicine 37 years experience
without music: If you are using earbuds to block noise the main problem is if you get tangled in the cord. In that case foam earplugs or a white noise machine might ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marie Trenga
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Yes: Naproxen is the generic name for the drug found in aleve (naproxen). Advil and Motrin are forms of ibuprofen. Both drugs are non steroidal anti-inflam... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marie Trenga
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Sage leaves: Native americans have smoked sage as part of spiritual rituals for many years. But anything smoked damages the lungs from the tar, carbon monoxide ; ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marie Trenga
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Spreading disease: Untreated trichomonas can spread from partner to partner. Since men do not always have symptoms they many transmit it without realizing. The most seve... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marie Trenga
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Unlikely: This is not a common side effect of lunesta (eszopiclone), (eszopiclone) especially with the amount of swelling you are reporting. Did the swelling st... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marie Trenga
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Asperger soeech: Pedantic speech is overly formal or complex speech. People with Asperger syndrome often have pedantic speech that sounds odd to others. They may not... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marie Trenga
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Anecdotally: Threre are parents who have done this treatment and report that their children seem to improve, but no valid scientific studies exist. Parents of chil... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marie Trenga
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Yes: These diagnoses all overlap and since kids with autism can look so different from day to day it can be hard to tell what fits best. Autism includes at... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marie Trenga
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Herpes: If she did not have any active lesions, she is unlikely to be shedding virus. Hsv-1 is the virus that causes cold sores and almost all adults have had... Read More

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Dr. Trenga is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Trenga is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thanks Dr. Trenga. nothing was found in exam. recommend corneal topog?
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! thank;s that what i though amoxicllin didnt show up thanks again
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you.how sad that friends are afraid.blessings to kind drs.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, RI
Graduated 1985MD

Residency

MARY IMOGENE BASSETT HOSPITAL

Residency

Highland Hospital/ University of Rochester

Awards

Top Family Physician, Third Place, Georgia - Spring
2014
Most Influential, Second Place, Columbus Region - Spring
2014
Top Doctor, Third Place, Columbus Region - Spring
2014
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