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Dr. Brian Lynch

Family Medicine
Chicago, IL
39 years experience male

Locations

Office

Chicago, IL

Address

3044 North Laramie, Chicago, IL
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My office hours

Wednesday: 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
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Family Medicine

Addiction Medicine

Psychiatry

Licenses

United States: Illinois

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

261 Answers
69 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Lynch
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Shame: This is a complex question , i and others believe that shame is inevitable and it can be and is at the start a good feeling it can become toxic . Sham... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Brian Lynch
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Chest pain: Hi it's very difficult to say ( you don't give your age or medical conditions or what your medicines you might be taking. Don't know how long you hav... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Brian Lynch
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Asthma a good bet.: Asthma would be a good bet. However it could be several things. It might be a heart condition. You don't give details such as the length of illness. S... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Lynch
Family Medicine 39 years experience
MVP: Anxiety is a very general word. I like to stay with basic emotion. You feel fear. That is enough for me. Fear in your case = anxiety. Fear in relation... Read More
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Lynch
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Tramadol: This is a very common problem with tramadol. I don't know why it's not regulated as it has a narcotic. It hits the same opiate receptors that opiates... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Lynch
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Feeling very bad: I'm sorry to say you have a complicated medical problem. You need to be seen as soon as possible even in the emergency room good luck.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Lynch
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Dropping Suboxone: People very greatly in their difficulties with stopping these drugs. The majority of people seem to have significant difficulty. That said you can get... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Lynch
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Need pain: This is a general answer and need more details such as did you have any injuries?Generally without injury symptoms on both sides would be likely to b... Read More
A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Lynch
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Stress and cholesterol: Study show it can raise cholesterol. I think of stress as outwardly pressure on us. It's better to think of inward pressure from unpleasant emotions s... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Lynch
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Scars: Silicon patches, cocoa butter , high quality aloe vera
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Lynch
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Blood in stool: It could well be from alcohol. Many other conditions such as hemorrhoids or colitis can cause this. You should be examined.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Lynch
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Alcohol and blood: Alcohol is actually classified as a poison .It is a toxic substance so therefore large quantities of it can be very much a gastric irritant. That is i... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Lynch
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Pure meth: No. All one can say is if the contaminated methamphetamine is contaminated with something really bad yeah the more pure methamphetamine will kill you ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Lynch
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Quit smoking: That's a very general question. I'll give you a very general answer to start with . Yes it will mess with your head most likely. I should not be negat... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Lynch
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Quit smoking: Smoking is really a life-threatening condition. You're motivated and concerned this is good. If you say you can't you won't. Do whatever it takes to q... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Lynch
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Concern: Two parts 1) take care of yourself , get counseling or go to al-anon for help.2) of course you should be concerned about your mom. Keep in mind forcin... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Lynch
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Withdrawal: Early symptoms : first 24 hours : muscle aches restlessness anxiety lacrimation (eyes tearing up) runny nose excessive sweating inability to sl... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Lynch
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Narcan (naloxone): Possible: chest pain, fast or irregular heartbeats; dry cough, feeling short of breath; sweating, severe nausea or vomiting; headache, agitation, ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Lynch
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Side effects: Different medications. If you're asking about benzo's and there is no hint of addiction then benzo's are in general quite safe physical... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Lynch
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Withdrawal: A good question: anyone that doesn't have major allergies and is going through this should take some pain reliever that is not an opiate , motrin... Read More
A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Lynch
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Hemorrhoids: This can take a very very long time , weeks or even months. Make sure your stools are soft. All that said , a warning , you can have more than one pro... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Brian Lynch
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Ashton: Hi thanks for question. Ashton method is very personal. It is biochemically valid but the person has to be able to be in a place for it work. By defi... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Lynch
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Tampons: It would not hurt to ask your personal doctor; otherwise if you have any signs of vaginal infection ;a discharge , smelly odor, blood fever , chills... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Lynch
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Pollution: It's affecting us drastically. It's not only urban pollution. There are many factors ; scientists are mainly concerned about co2 emissions and methan... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Lynch
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Naloxone : I'm sorry that you have to ask this question it would seem that you're asking for someone. If someone is in danger /you think that they've overdose... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Lynch
Family Medicine 39 years experience
alcohol can affect fertility: Yes alcohol can definitely reduce fertility rates in both men and women. The recommended drinks per week are quite low for both men and women. Women i... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Lynch
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Testosterone: Whit so little information it's hard to give you a definite answer. There are ways to increase your testosterone. It needs to be done right however. Y... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Lynch
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Blood pressure: Over some years now the ideal blood pressure has gone down . We now think that almost anyone should be a able to achieve a blood pressure of 120/80 or... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Lynch
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Prozac (fluoxetine) : I think the question is all things considered are these medications helping you feel more productive and better than if you were not taking them if no... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Lynch
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Ulcer disease: To stage an ulcer you really need for someone to do an endoscopy ;that is look down into your stomach to see directly. I hope , during all this time ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Lynch
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Cephtin/Alcohol: Not a good idea to drink while on antibiotics. The general problem is that alcohol interferes with the blood level of the drug. So the drug might not ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Lynch
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Subutex : The active ingredient is bupernorphine =subutex , Suboxone has Naloxone in it. So that is one thing; if you're talking about generic Suboxone or gener... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Lynch
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Meth: If anyone is taking a "meth" that would be the greatest of their worries. Menstrual periods can be easily affected by any emotional stressors and/or ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Lynch
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Blood sugar: What you want to know is how your blood sugars fluctuate throughout the day- there's still an idea that only the morning blood sugar is important. It... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Lynch
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Cigar smoking: Smoking a cigar , one cigar it's probably not very dangerous every once in a while . Smoking cigars has the same health risk, if not , worse than smo... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Lynch
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Pain: I'm not sure what you're asking. Oxycotin is a potent opiate that is used for severe pain. Subutex is not supposed to be used for pain altho... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Lynch
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Drug withdrawal: As a general rule the worst should be over in 5 to 10 days. That does not mean that you are going to feel perfect or even well or not have cravings. ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Lynch
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Chest pain: It is very difficult to say. Correctly many other questions should be answered before anyone says what it is and someone should examine you , at least... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Lynch
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Smoking: Relay it can affect pretty much any organ or system in the body. Major problems are emphysema in the lungs. Lung cancer, kidney cancer, bladder cancer... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Lynch
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Migraine: You need to be in touch with your doctor. I know sometimes that it's not easy. In general migraines are erroneously thought to be just in the head ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Lynch
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Mental health: I would hope so. It is said that many psychiatrists and psychologists. Go into the profession to figure themselves out as much as to help others. That... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Lynch
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Right sided pain.: It could be many things. It depends, or one, on exactly where the pain is. People consider the "side" many things. It could be kidney stones, somethi... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Lynch
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Opiate use: They can become addicting if you stop probably have withdrawal symptoms ; generalized pain nausea vomiting diarrhea for a number of days . They low... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Lynch
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Bump on head: These bumps on the head can be very dangerous. That said most likely you have a small superficial bleeding under the skin which will take us several d... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Lynch
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Back surgery: When it comes to back surgery there has been little change in the feeling that one third of patients will get better one third will stay the same and ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Lynch
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Multiple addictions: To begin with you mentioned two legitimate therapeutic drugs and then two social drugs that you're addicted to. Booze ; nicotine are both serious add... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Lynch
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Humiliation: Too large a topic to summarize. My advice is no it cannot work. Stay away from it. We suffer enough and way too much humiliation as it is. It is not r... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Lynch
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Alcohol in antibiotics: I'm sorry that happened to you. Since there is so little information to go on i can only suggest that you notify the prescribing doctor to make sure t... Read More
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Lynch
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Hash and the lungs: Contrary to maybe popular belief the physician's job is to treat addiction not be an expert in all the modalities of drug use. To answer your question... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Lynch
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Lung cancer: Symptoms and signs of lung cancer, among others: -cough that doesn't go away -changes in a cough or "smoker's cough" - coughing up blood, even a... Read More

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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.
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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

Affiliations

Silvan S. Tomkins Org.
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