Dr. Brian Lynch

Family Medicine
Chicago, IL
40 years experience male

Locations

Office

Chicago, IL

Address

3044 North Laramie, Chicago, IL
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My office hours

Thursday: 11am - 5:00pm
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EmotionalMed

Chicago, IL

About

Bio

My name is Dr. Brian Lynch. A Family Doctor that has specialized in addictions and the emotional aspects of life. Worked in private practice and part time in a variety of settings, esp. in the area of industrial medicine. I have lived in the city of Chicago, Ill since 1982. My residency was done at St. Mary’s of Nazareth Hospital in Chicago. I have been involved in Medical Ethics and did course work in that area at Loyola University. I was board certified for a time in Disability Evaluation and many years in Family Practice. Of most interest to me now is how we have been neglectful of our emotions. Toward that end I have written extensively and run a Face Book page - Affect Psychology. Anyone may join @ https://www.facebook.com/groups/AFFECTPSYCHOLOGY/ see : brianlynchmd.com

Specialties
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Family Medicine

Addiction Medicine

Psychiatry

Licenses

United States: Illinois

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

261 Answers
69 Agrees
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Lynch
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Subutex: No you cannot. Subutex blocks the receptors for all other opiates. I don't want to presume why your asking this question. If you're in treatment for o... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Lynch
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Shame: I'm sorry you're having this trouble. I have to presume that you haven't done anything about it yet? So there is much that can be offer... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Lynch
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Drinking: Not to be funny but not drinking the medical establishment has stated that the maximum for males is 3-4 drinks maximum a day. Pre-hydration and anti-i... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Lynch
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Energy drinks: It's very hard to say if the rashes from the energy drink. Have to know exactly what drink it was and if there's any reported occurrence of rash. You ... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Lynch
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Supplements: You ask can you take them? There are thousands of supplements some are harmless, some are beneficial, and some very dangerous. Some are illegal. If ... Read More
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Lynch
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Being tired: Hello, being lethargic is one of the most common complaints of patients. It is also one of the most more difficult problems to solve to everyon... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Brian Lynch
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Birth control: You need to discuss this with your prescribing doctor . The general recommendations are not to take pills and smoke. The risk of a clot increases with... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Lynch
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Marijuana and antibiotics: Marijuana seems to be a gray area here as we don't know whether you're taking it legally. It. Sounds like you may have been told not to smoke with met... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Lynch
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Ethics: Ethics is a arm of philosophy that deals with what "we should do. "nowmost people would think that's just opinion. It is opinion but a considered opi... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Lynch
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Greed: Doctors , unfortunately , are no different than anyone else. But not all doctors and probably not the majority of doctors are greedy . There is a gene... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Lynch
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Hi Pulse : Yes that's a bit high; your rate should be around 72. That's said normal is considered between 60 -100/ minute. That said i've never seen very many p... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Lynch
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Peanut allergy?: Hi, best to see an allergist if possible especially if the child is getting sick.
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Lynch
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Fear humiliation: This is a great question. The study of humiliation, anger, shame and bullying and the role of all of of our emotions in life in general has made grea... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Lynch
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Shane in medicine: I understand what you're saying. This is probably the most unrecognized problem in medicine and in life in general. This feeling of stuckness that you... Read More
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A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Lynch
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Possible emergency: I answer you because i think you might be in an emergency situation so you should talk to someone immediately, a physician , or seek help immediately.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Lynch
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Shame: My view is that when people seem shameless they are anything but shameless. People defend themselves against the feeling of shame, this can be running... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Lynch
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Suboxone: This is the proverbial rock and a hard place. Not a lot of options. If you can stick with it. If you have the time and the money and support that&#x... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Lynch
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Being nervous: I cannot say in your particular case but it might be a way to distract yourself from some overwhelming feeling. I see anxiety as one or many of these... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Lynch
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Blood Pressue: Most everyone, despite age, should be able to achieve a blood pressure of at leat 120/80. At your age even lower. In older people this might mean taki... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Lynch
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone): There is no definite answer. The standard thought is that the medication stays in the system for 12 weeks and pregnancy can occur around 14 weeks. At ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Lynch
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Lidocaine : Hello , there should be no direct interaction between the two drugs you should feel the lidocaine. Lidocaine acts locally where it is placed , Suboxon... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Lynch
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Shame: I hope you have someone to talk to a minister a therapist , a doctor you're close to. I see shame as a feeling of disconnectedness. It comes from lo... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Lynch
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Tongue infection: This is some type of infection you need to have a look at and treated.
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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Lynch
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Panic: Hi, try to think of a basic set of feelings that we feel are in innate. The list is anger , fear , distress, disgust, shame , interest, joy and surpri... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Lynch
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Iritis: Iritis is a more serious condition it's related to many underlying problems. It can look like an allergic reaction with: varying degrees of redness o... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Lynch
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Diabetes/activity: Activity ( i prefere the word to excersise) is always an integral part of diabetes care. Whether or not this activity will reduce these numbers (and ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Lynch
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Your.period: I would say normal is a relative term when it comes to one's ministration. Many women have very regular periods others do not many factors influence i... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Lynch
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Multiple sensitivity: People do definitely have multiple sensitivities to substances. Your problem is not that uncommon. Unfortunately it is not easy to manage or fix espe... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Lynch
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Vaginal discharge: You need a vaginal exam and an examination of the fluid. You probably have an infection.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Lynch
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Bruise: You need to tell us more . If you're having pain from the bruise, if you're really worried about it you need to have it examined in person. ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Lynch
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Cigarettes: From american lung association: “there are approximately 600 ingredients in cigarettes. When burned, they create more than 4, 000 chemicals. At lea... Read More
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Lynch
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Controlled substances: Everyone is different. These are small doses but i know nothing about why you taking them or who you are . I hope you have prescriptions for these an... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Lynch
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Marijuana and skin: It's a complicated question thc can increase testosterone levels a bit this could affect acne. External smoke is like cigarette smoke it's bad for ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Lynch
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Tylenol (acetaminophen) and liver: These are general recommendations :the general recommended is you take a maximum of 4000 mg of Acetaminophen in 24 hours . If you take 12 of the pi... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Lynch
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Transplants: This is in the realm of what's called medical ethics; "what should we do?" that said this is probably one of the most honorable and eth... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Lynch
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Smoking: Within literally minutes of not smoking your lungs improve. You might well have a cough for a while, this should be of no concern. Over several month... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Lynch
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Smoking: In absolutely no positive way. The technicalities are too great to give here. See. :http://m.Hopkinsmedicine.Org/healthlibrary/conditions/adult/car... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Lynch
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Drug test: See : http://en.M.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/drug_test 5 panel drug test tests for: amp-amphetamines coc-cocaine bzo-benzodiazepines opi-opiates t... Read More
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A 65-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Lynch
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Blood pressure: Blood pressure is a measure the pressure in your blood vessels that carry the blood from your heart, much like water pressure in a pipe but in the bl... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Lynch
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Back pain: A detailed interview and examination is needed. This could be anything from a shoulder injury to a muscle strain to a heart problem at your age.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Lynch
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Smoking: I'm not sure what you mean by "chest pressure." smoking causes all kinds of changes in your blood vessels and in your heart as well as in your lungs. ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Lynch
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Alcohol ; opiates: I'm sorry but it's not clear what you mean by an overdose. Whatever you mean it seems like you have some kind of problem if you're addi... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Lynch
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Surgery for seizures: Your question is really too general you'd have to really talk to the neurosurgeon . There are various procedures; it depends on what part of the brain... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Lynch
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Depression: You give way too little information to answer. My comment would first be that there is no "irrational" depression. There is always a reason. There are... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Lynch
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Shame: Shame is as a spotlight shining on what went wrong. It is information it does not mean you are bad-might lead to feelings of being ashamed and guilt... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Lynch
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Fear/death: Fear of death is probably the number one reported fear in the general populace. The question is how intense is your fear and how much time does it tak... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Lynch
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Smoking: The short answer is yes it can affect your health. Any amount of smoking affects the tissues of your lungs and your heart and vascular .System. I have... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Lynch
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Feeling bad: It sounds like you need to talk to a counselor or therapist. Drs should pay more attention to these signs than they do but if you are not really expli... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Lynch
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Your.period: I would say normal is a relative term when it comes to one's ministration. Many women have very regular periods others do not many factors influence i... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Lynch
Family Medicine 40 years experience
2nd hand smoke: Do what you can to demand (not the best word) that you are entitled to a smoke-free environment. I know this can be extremely difficult. You should no... Read More
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Testimonials
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HealthTap member
May 1, 2019
Dr Brian Lynch has been my Dr for over 8 years. I can not even begin to explain the way he has impacted my life. He has help me through the best of times and even more importantly the worst of times.
HealthTap member
Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Lynch is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Lynch is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thanks. I was given both to try for pain and the benzo works better fo
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Im from Brockton Mass im not sure of a good place that will help me
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I live in Illinois, the er just keeps discharging me, frustrated.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of La Salle Mexican School of Medicine, Mexico
Graduated 1983MD

Awards

Top Family Physician, Second Place, Illinois - Spring
2014
HealthTap Founding Doctor

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