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Dr. Samantha Brown-Parks

Family Medicine
Atlanta, GA
25 years experience female

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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Samantha Brown-Parks
25 years experience
Play detective: Unless you are contracting new illnesses every month, i would encourage you to reexamine your activities preceding each event. Are you in a particular... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Samantha Brown-Parks
25 years experience
Hormones: Plan b is essentially birth control pills which are a combination of an estrogen and progesterone. These hormones help keep the egg from "sticking" by... Read More
A 66-year-old male asked:
Dr. Samantha Brown-Parks
25 years experience
Prevention: Polyps have a propensity to develop into malignancy. If you have a section of bowel that is full of polyps, it is thought that removal of the section ... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Samantha Brown-Parks
25 years experience
Possible: It is certainly possible. It only takes one sperm to reach the egg. However, this method is much less likely than with intercourse.
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Samantha Brown-Parks
25 years experience
Yes you can: Pregnancy only takes one sperm and your egg. If your first time happened to be when you were releasing an egg from your ovary it could certainly happe... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Samantha Brown-Parks
25 years experience
Depends: A keloid is over active scar tissue. Sometimes removing keloids can actually cause them to grow. Speak to your family physician or dermatologist for t... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Samantha Brown-Parks
25 years experience
Be seen: Although these may be separate processes going on, a rash, groin pain and throat issues need to be seen.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Samantha Brown-Parks
25 years experience
Could be: If your period ended two weeks ago that would put your date of inter course (1 week ago) at mid cycle time which tends to be ovulation time. If you mi... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Samantha Brown-Parks
25 years experience
It is possible: Because sperm can live 24-72 hours it is certainly possible to get pregnant from intercourse 3 days before the egg is released.
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Samantha Brown-Parks
25 years experience
Endometrial Biopsy : Your gyn may want to stop the pills and rescan or collect an endometrial biopsy next. Other options may include a d;c or endometrial ablation dependin... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Samantha Brown-Parks
25 years experience
Yes: Unless you have missed a pill in this pack or have reason to believe you are pregnant, continue on to next pack after placebo week. Also be aware that... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Samantha Brown-Parks
25 years experience
Early surge: It likely means your lh surge occurred on day 10 or 11. This is in the normal range.
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Samantha Brown-Parks
25 years experience
Get them seen: Sounds like hemorrhoids, but get them seen to be sure.
A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Samantha Brown-Parks
25 years experience
Nerve irritation: Sounds like something is irritating the nerve to your great toe. This can be a neuroma or soft tissue swelling in the area causing compression on the ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Samantha Brown-Parks
25 years experience
Needs to be seen: If you have had a lymph node (gland) that has been enlarged for more than three months, you should have it evaluated by your doctor.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Samantha Brown-Parks
25 years experience
Herpes: Herpes can be treated to shorten the course of symptoms, but is not curable. This does not mean that he necessarily passed it to you. Also, ask the do... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Samantha Brown-Parks
25 years experience
Quite possibly: The line shows a reaction of the b-hcg hormone in your urine. A faint line could mean low levels (early result) or too much urine on the stick (result... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Samantha Brown-Parks
25 years experience
Reset: The Plan B likely "reset" your cycle. This interruption may have shortened the amount of time for the lining to build up and therefore did not shed du... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Samantha Brown-Parks
25 years experience
Very unlikely: The pregnancy hormones can remain elevated even after the baby is delivered. It is very unlikely that she could be pregnant.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Samantha Brown-Parks
25 years experience
Possible?: I suppose it is possible since the pregnancy hormone is produced once the fertilized egg implants, but it is not typical to get symptoms until a littl... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Samantha Brown-Parks
25 years experience
Infection?: You may have an oral infection such as candidiasis or hand foot ; mouth disease or it could be aphthous ulcers. I would have your doctor take a look t... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Samantha Brown-Parks
25 years experience
3 1/2: We count "months" as four weeks. So at 14 weeks you are 3.5 months. This is also considered second trimester.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Samantha Brown-Parks
25 years experience
Not necessarily: I am sorry to hear about your loss. A home pregnancy test could still be positive from the recent pregnancy and it is unlikely that you have successf... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Samantha Brown-Parks
25 years experience
Not necessarily: As your hormones fluctuate with menstrual cycles or pregnancy, mucus secretions can change their consistency. If you period started 1.5-2 weeks ago, ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Samantha Brown-Parks
25 years experience
3x day: The maximum dose we prescribe is 800mg every 8 hours with food! be sure and have something in your stomach to avoid GI upset.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Samantha Brown-Parks
25 years experience
Normal: For some women pregnancy causes a total lack of appetite. Keep your healthy calorie and Folic Acid intake up for the baby and discuss the estimated s... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Samantha Brown-Parks
25 years experience
Ovulation: Pregnancy occurs ovulation which for most women is 11-16 days after the first day of her bleeding.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Samantha Brown-Parks
25 years experience
Unknown: Ascorbic acid is generally given by mouth and there is much debate on how long it lasts in the human body. The half life is described in the medical l... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Samantha Brown-Parks
25 years experience
39-41: 40 weeks is the goal. Baby is considered "full term" after 38 weeks.
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Samantha Brown-Parks
25 years experience
Arthritis?: I know it seems strange for someone so young, but these symptoms can occur with osteoarthritis from over use or repetitive movements. Please discuss t... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Samantha Brown-Parks
25 years experience
Hard to tell: Unfortunately, it is very hard to know with these symptoms. It could be a pinched nerve of a sign of poor oxygenation. You should be seen soon by a d... Read More
A 70-year-old female asked:
Dr. Samantha Brown-Parks
25 years experience
Not usually: This is not a common side effect of the medication.
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Samantha Brown-Parks
25 years experience
Slim: Canned food is typically quite safe even when beyond expiration. If the can was not swollen, punctured, or rusted through, it was likely still preserv... Read More

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Brown-Parks is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Brown-Parks is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Got reply from my GI too - max 3200mg daily.
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Thank you I'm just wanting to check b/c I took at test on the 12 its -

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, FL
Graduated 1997MD

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Residency

EMORY UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL

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