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Dr. Georgia Latham

Family Medicine
Glade Valley, NC
36 years experience female

Locations

Georgia Latham, MD Family Medicine

Glade Valley, NC

Address

1388 Shawtown Road, Glade Valley, NC
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My office hours

Tuesday: 11am - 2:00pm
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Specialties
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Family Medicine

Addiction Medicine

Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Preventive Medicine

Public Health

Licenses

United States: North Carolina

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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Georgia Latham
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Fibrocystic Breast: changes are very common. The lumps in fibrocystic breasts tend to fluctuate in size throughout the month and are usually movable. These lumps are us... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Georgia Latham
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Change birth control: It may take a woman's body time to adjust to a new birth control method, and if you are not bleeding heavily it is safe for you to continue the Microg... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Georgia Latham
Family Medicine 36 years experience
PCODS: often results in anovulatory cycles, a cycle during which an egg is not released and there is no menstrual bleeding. There is no real harm in anovulat... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Georgia Latham
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Unclear question: If you want to lose weight, he best method for weight loss is by making slow consistent changes in your lifestyle. People who make rapid abrupt chang... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Georgia Latham
Family Medicine 36 years experience
That depends: on what is causing your liver and spleen to be enlarged. Hepatosplenomegaly can have many different causes and sometimes it causes no apparent sympto... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Georgia Latham
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Do Pregnancy test: Pregnancy tests are readily available and inexpensive in drugstores and dollar stores. They tend to be accurate and easy to use. Any time you are se... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Georgia Latham
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Angina: is term used for chest pain caused by reduced blood flow to the heart muscle. An exercise stress test has fairly good predictive value for having a h... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Georgia Latham
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Body adjusting: to change in hormonal levels. It often requires 2-3 months for a woman's body to adjust when birth control methods are changed or stopped. What you ... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Georgia Latham
Family Medicine 36 years experience
It depends upon: which fruit(s) and vegetable(s), and how many grams of what. Fruits tend to be higher in carbohydrates (CHO) than vegetables. A serving of fruit con... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Georgia Latham
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Highly unlikely: Hypospadias is among the most common birth defects in the world, occurring in approximately 1 in every 200 boys. High doses of estrogen during pregna... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Georgia Latham
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Be seen immediately: The combination of blood stool and feeling like you are going to pass out are concerning. People can actually lose a lot of blood through their bowel... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Georgia Latham
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Not likely: although it is possible you are pregnant, it is very unlikely given the vaginal bleeding you have had. A home pregnancy test should be positive if yo... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Georgia Latham
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Vitamin A & implants: Daily intake of 15000 IU (equivalent to 4.5 mg) of vitamin A palmitate has found to slow the progression of retinitis pigmentosa, and can postpone bl... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Georgia Latham
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Probably not: Most experienced physicians can differentiate warts and pimples. Neither warts not pimples commonly itch. If you are unsure of a doctor's diagnosis, ... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Georgia Latham
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Don't worry: It does not sound like this is something you should worry about. In fact, you should not worry in general, it is bad for your health. This sounds li... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Georgia Latham
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Migraine meds: There are several medications available for the treatment of migraines. Some medications may work well in some people but not others. OTC medication... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Georgia Latham
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Overeating - Obesity: Overeating tend to lead to obesity. Obesity is defined as a BMI = 30 or higher. If a person overeats frequently there is a much greater risk they wi... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Georgia Latham
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Not from 5 wks ago: Xanax (alprazolam) is a short acting benzodiazepine. Theorectically, it is possible for a drug test to be positive for benzodiazepines up to six week... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Georgia Latham
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Not worry: There is no reason to be concerned, the lump was caused by trauma and should heal completely without causing any problems. Continue to monitor the lu... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Georgia Latham
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Another test in 7 d: Home pregnancy tests are very reliable. If you had a negative test and you are only a day late, then just wait and see if your period starts a little... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Georgia Latham
Family Medicine 36 years experience
That's great, but: It may be due to a lack of sound scientific evidence (based on randomized controlled trials) showing face serum and collagen drink to be beneficial fo... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Georgia Latham
Family Medicine 36 years experience
What type of shape?: Normal testicles are not actually round, but are more oblong or egg shaped or kidney shaped, as you can see in this diagram. If you are still concern... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Georgia Latham
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Viral or bacterial: Sinusitis and bronchitis can be caused by viruses or bacteria. Cipro (ciprofloxacin) is an antibiotic. If your symptoms are not better, it is possib... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Georgia Latham
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Yes, it is possible: Damage to the vagus nerve is a known risk of fundoplication. How often this occurs has been investigated but has not been determined. Because incre... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Georgia Latham
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Probably not: Menstrual bleeding is usually sign that you are not pregnant. If you think you might be pregnant, then you should do a pregnancy test. If it is nega... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Georgia Latham
Family Medicine 36 years experience
See a doctor: The best diagnostic technique for diagnosing a rash is seeing and sometimes feeling it. With years of experience, doctors see many rashes from many d... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Georgia Latham
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Likely an infection: Most sore throats are caused by viruses and do not require antibiotics. Rest. Drink lots of fluids. Gargle with warm salt water 4 x/day. Take Tyle... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Georgia Latham
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Absolutely: These symptoms commonly are associated with menstruation. It is a good idea to get plenty of rest and drink plenty of fluids while you are having you... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Georgia Latham
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Good for you!: It sounds like you have not been blessed with healthy appearing skin, in spite of your efforts to maintain a healthy diet and stay well hydrated. It ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Georgia Latham
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Sounds normal: The symptoms you describe are not unusual during a normal period. Many women have diarrhea and nausea during a period. Even though you have not expe... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Georgia Latham
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Too soon to tell: Nausea and vomiting are usually consistent with a pregnancy being okay, as these are caused by the change in hormones during early pregnancy. The sma... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Georgia Latham
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Dehydration: can definitely cause feelings of dizziness and tiredness, and this can be worsened in the sun. Dehydration can cause a number of other problems inclu... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Georgia Latham
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Rest, Vitamins: Take Prenatal vitamin with Folic acid everyday. Folic acid has been shown to help prevent birth defects. Get plenty of rest. Eat a healthy, well ba... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Georgia Latham
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Blighted ovum: It sounds like you may have had what is referred to as a blighted ovum, which occurs when an egg is fertilized, and may to attach to the uterine wall,... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Georgia Latham
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Bacterial vaginosis: Malodorous vaginal discharge is usually a sign of infection. Bacterial vaginosis is a common infection that causes malodorous discharge, that is ofte... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Georgia Latham
Family Medicine 36 years experience
See the Dentist ASAP: This is not normal. You should see the dentist that pulled your wisdom teeth for evaluation of this problem. As you can see in the accompanying pict... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Georgia Latham
Family Medicine 36 years experience
7-10 days: Pregnancy tests will usually be positive within 7-10 days of conception. The best time to do a pregnancy test is 1 week after your period was due, it... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Georgia Latham
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Implantation: Light spotting commonly occurs at the time that the zygote (developing baby) implants in the uterine lining. It is understandable that you are very c... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Georgia Latham
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Fractured rib: It is possible that you have a fractured rib. Broken ribs cause pain for an extended period of time. It is also possible that the pain is due to a c... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Georgia Latham
Family Medicine 36 years experience
First aid: Elevate your foot above the level of your heart and apply ice for 15-20 minutes every couple hours. Take some Tylenol (acetaminophen) and/or ibuprofe... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Georgia Latham
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Salt water,: specifically warm salt water. Rinsing your mouth out with warm salt water several times per day, especially after eating is recommended for preventin... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Georgia Latham
Family Medicine 36 years experience
None: If you do not need an antibiotic for a bacterial infection then stopping it at any time should not cause any problems.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Georgia Latham
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Not reliable signs: of pregnancy. Breast tenderness is a common sign of early pregnancy; breast tenderness and/or tingling in nipples can occur in response to the normal ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Georgia Latham
Family Medicine 36 years experience
What type of cream?: It is important to be very careful what you apply to your face. Creams containing steroids often cause loss of pigment in the area of skin where appl... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Georgia Latham
Family Medicine 36 years experience
In general,: it is the glycemic index (GI) of the food that makes a significant difference in how the food affects PP glucose levels. The higher the GI the faster... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Georgia Latham
Family Medicine 36 years experience
See a doctor: You really need to be evaluated. Heart failure would be very unusual in a 41 year old woman. Dyspnea (shortness of breath) is a classic sign of hear... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Georgia Latham
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Yes: it is definitely possible. But having a lesion on your lip caused by a herpes virus is very common, almost everyone experiences this occasionally. I... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Georgia Latham
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Alcohol: interacts very strongly with metronidazole (Flagyl) that is used to treat vaginal infections and/or some STD. This is not as much as a concern with az... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Georgia Latham
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Phonetic dyslexia: is characterized by weak phonetic skills of children with dyslexia. This can frequently lead to other language learning difficulties. There are cour... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Georgia Latham
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Like both Mom & Dad: The wonderful thing about babies as that each baby tends to look like both parents, often in different ways. Grandmothers can often provide baby pict... Read More
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Mar 30, 2015
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Latham is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thanks for your help! You are so nice! Some of my question was cut off. I have had a bilateral fimbriectomy for a tumor that was found on my ovary. So i only have about ...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! I really appreciate your help, Dr. Latham. Makes me feel so much better knowing it's nothing major. I'm drinking water, mint tea and had some chicken broth. Feeling a li...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! One thing I have found out by speaking to dieticians is that they have a very difficult time addressing specific issues. They ALL rely on downloading info that I can. Th...Read More

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of North Carolina School of Medicine, NC
Graduated 1986MD

Residency

MOSES H CONE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL, THE
Completed 1995

Awards

Top Doctor, First Place, North Carolina - Fall
2014
Top Family Physician, First Place, North Carolina - Fall
2014
Most Loved Doctor, First Place, National - Winter
2015
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