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Dr. Laura Yauch

Family Medicine
Panama City Beach, FL
female

About

Bio

I am a Board Certified Family Physician who has been in practice for 20 years. I enjoy helping people achieve their best possible health by looking at the big picture and caring for patients as people rather than symptoms. I believe that understanding the thought process behind the treatments helps motivate people to strive for better health.

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

Licenses

United States: Florida, Ohio

Doctor Q&A

352 Answers
557 Agrees
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Yauch
Specializes in Family Medicine
Possibly: It is possible to be pregnant despite a "period". Do a urine pregnancy test to better answer your question.
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Laura Yauch
Specializes in Family Medicine
Unlikely, but...: This is unlikely to be related to the cervical sympathetic ganglion, unless you have a Schwannoma or other unusual situation. If you are concerned th... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Laura Yauch
Specializes in Family Medicine
Ignore: Ask for specifics on when to take the medicine, and if you should also take probiotics.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Laura Yauch
Specializes in Family Medicine
Hydrate: Hydrate and eat lightly-a little honey on toast may help speed your recovery.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Laura Yauch
Specializes in Family Medicine
Manage: Manage breast pain by limiting caffeine and chocolate, wear a supportive bra,using advil/aleve.
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Yauch
Specializes in Family Medicine
Options: The maximum dose of neurontin is 3600 mg a day, generally split into 3 doses. Talk to your physician, but you may benefit from increasing your dose. ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Yauch
Specializes in Family Medicine
Rapid heart: Sinus problems could be due to a number of things like infection, allergies, non allergic rhinitis,polyps,etc. If you are using decongestants that cou... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Yauch
Specializes in Family Medicine
Yes: If you are sexually active it is possible that you are pregnant. You can check a urine pregnancy test to better answer that question. They are accura... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Laura Yauch
Specializes in Family Medicine
Not normal: You need to be evaluated by your primary care, or a gyn. You may be having issues with hormones ( thyroid), or other health concerns. It is not norm... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Yauch
Specializes in Family Medicine
See your OB-GYN: Generally the advice after delivery is for "pelvic rest" until your post partum visit- 6 weeks after delivery. Not clear how you determined that you w... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Yauch
Specializes in Family Medicine
No: Your question is actually common enough that MayoClinic has an answer for this. See the link http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/genital-h... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Yauch
Specializes in Family Medicine
Menstrual cycle: You do not state if you are sexually active, or of the period on the 13th was "late". If active you could have been pregnant and miscarried. A normal ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Yauch
Specializes in Family Medicine
Drink some liquid: Anything that you swallow that has a rough edge can cause irritation on the way down.Highly unlikely that there will be any lasting serious damage. D... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Yauch
Specializes in Family Medicine
Could: Fatigue is a common complaint during early pregnancy. Depression, inadequate sleep, anemia, thyroid issues and many other problems can also make you ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Laura Yauch
Specializes in Family Medicine
Possibly: Vitamin B12 deficiency can cause a form of anemia, ataxia (shakey movements and unsteady gait), muscle weakness, spasticity, vision problems, dementia... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Laura Yauch
Specializes in Family Medicine
Not unexpected: Dark brown discharge is generally "old blood" and tissue from the lining of the uterus. Hormones from the birth control pill have changed the characte... Read More
A 70-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Yauch
Specializes in Family Medicine
Yes: Plain Mucines is guaifenesin, which helps break up mucus. Allegra (fexofenadine) is an antihistamine. Be cautious when picking out medications and be ... Read More
A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Laura Yauch
Specializes in Family Medicine
See link: Mayo Clinic explanation: Triglycerides and cholesterol are separate types of lipids that circulate in your blood. Triglycerides store unused calories ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Yauch
Specializes in Family Medicine
Seek evaluation: Abdominal pain can be anything from gas to something serious. If you are having significant pain you need to have a hands on evaluation ASAP- your MD... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Yauch
Specializes in Family Medicine
BE EVALUATED NOW: If new onset the worst case scenario would be stroke. Do not delay. There may be other causes but stroke is devastating and cannot be ruled out unless... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Yauch
Specializes in Family Medicine
Miscarriage: It is likely that you had a very early miscarriage. See the link for more information. http://americanpregnancy.org/pregnancy-complications/miscarri... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Laura Yauch
Specializes in Family Medicine
Need evaluation: You need to be seen in order to diagnose the cause of your complaints. Most common reasons would be viral or bacterial infection, but treatments are d... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Laura Yauch
Specializes in Family Medicine
Vagal manuveurs: Yes, there are other techniques that may stop the arrythmias. See the link. http://www.webmd.com/heart-disease/atrial-fibrillation/tc/vagal-maneuvers... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Laura Yauch
Specializes in Family Medicine
Need evaluation.: If you mean that you are having popping in your joints you need to be evaluated by an MD. You can start with Family Practice or Pediatrics since you a... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Laura Yauch
Specializes in Family Medicine
Need evaluation asap: You need to be evaluated by an MD asap. Your heart rate is elevated (normal 60 to 100), and you are likely underweight. You may have issues with thy... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Laura Yauch
Specializes in Family Medicine
Seek eval ASAP: The maximum recommended dose of ibuprofen is 800 mg a dose or 3200 mg split over 4 doses in a 24 hr period. Ibuprofen can be toxic to your kidneys an... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Laura Yauch
Specializes in Family Medicine
Not necessarily: The urine test is somewhat dependent on how long the interval between sample collection and prior urination. It is not 100%. Chlamydia can be symptom-... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Yauch
Specializes in Family Medicine
Acid: Your symptoms may be due to stomach acid issues including gastritis or ulcer. You can try short term treatment with a PPI like omeprozole 20 mg ( onc... Read More
A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Laura Yauch
Specializes in Family Medicine
Clarify with surgeon: Not sure how recently you had procedure. Assuming you are concerned about the butt of the gun on the shoulder area, and positioning of your arms- clar... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Laura Yauch
Specializes in Family Medicine
Not the same: Barium swallow evaluates what happens from ingestion to reaching the stomach. It can show coordination problems and reflux as well as structural issu... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Laura Yauch
Specializes in Family Medicine
Not likely: Given the time frame between your procedure and now it is very unlikely that you are pregnant. Periods can be irregular for a number of reasons. Che... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Yauch
Specializes in Family Medicine
Possibly: If you are having thoughts of hurting yourself now- yes go to the ER. If is a general issue, but not emergent call your regualr MD tomorrow and tell ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Yauch
Specializes in Family Medicine
Not related: Exposure to cold temperatures would not cause the symptoms you describe
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Laura Yauch
Specializes in Family Medicine
Many possible causes: There are many possible causes including depigmentation (vitaligo),fungal infections, psoriasis, warts,scars etc. You need to have this examined to g... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Yauch
Specializes in Family Medicine
No: If you mean going to bed at 4 to 5 am and getting up at 3 to 4 pm- it does not affect your internal organs. Most people do not need 11 to 12 hrs of s... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Laura Yauch
Specializes in Family Medicine
Should not mix: Grapefruit and statins are not a good combination. The same hold true with Seville oranges (used in orange marmalade) and tangelos. Statins can have... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Yauch
Specializes in Family Medicine
Get Evaluated Now: Any abdominal pain that is severe enough to "make you scream" needs to be evaluated immediately. Seek care now at your MD, walk in center/ urgent care... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Yauch
Specializes in Family Medicine
Yes.: Normal pregnancy results in hormone levels going up, especially early in the pregnancy. Generally the numbers double over about 3 to 4 days. If the ... Read More
A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Laura Yauch
Specializes in Family Medicine
Herbs/spices: Herbs and spices are safer than "Light Salt" which is potassium chloride. Some blood pressure medications (ACE and ARB type) cause retention of potas... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Yauch
Specializes in Family Medicine
Slower taper easier: "Flu" complaints are not uncommon. It depends on how quickly the dose is tapered. It is much more likely if the medication is stopped all at once. T... Read More
A 64-year-old male asked:
Dr. Laura Yauch
Specializes in Family Medicine
Not unusual: Withdrawal symptoms vary depending on the specific drug, how long you were on the drug, and how quick the taper was. For Effexor (venlafaxine) XR it... Read More
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Yauch
Specializes in Family Medicine
Options: Touch base with your endocrinologist. The current heart rate is reasonable, as "normal" is between 60 and 100 beats per minute. The blood pressure i... Read More
A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Laura Yauch
Specializes in Family Medicine
Minimal elevations: Mild liver elevations can be due to many factors including fatty liver, medications including statins and tylenol, (acetaminophen) alcohol use, hepati... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Yauch
Specializes in Family Medicine
Yes: There should not be a problem.
A male asked:
Dr. Laura Yauch
Specializes in Family Medicine
See provider: Unexplained bruising needs to be evaluated to make sure that there are not any underlying bleeding problems. Schedule an appt with your provider to lo... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Laura Yauch
Specializes in Family Medicine
Very unlikely: Sperm are present in "precum". Chances of pregnancy depends on the sperm exposure and location of contact. Any internal vaginal contact is riskier t... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Laura Yauch
Specializes in Family Medicine
Follow: Follow a low purine diet, and take your preventive medication faithfully to limit gout flares.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Yauch
Specializes in Family Medicine
Lots of choices: There are many moisturizers that are parabens free at this point. You may want to consider Neutrogena Naturals- Multivitamin Nourishing moisturizer, ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Laura Yauch
Specializes in Family Medicine
Depends: If you have been sexually active pregnancy would be a possibility. If pregnancy is not a concern take a deep breath and relax. Menstrual cycles are o... Read More

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Nov 10, 2014
Dr. Yauch is an excellent clinician and educator. She gives helpful and caring answers on Healthtap. She is a great asset to this online community.
Nov 10, 2014
Very accurate and timely responses.
HealthTap member
Jun 14, 2017
Outstanding diagnostician and clinician. Amazing insight into a multitude of specialty areas. can confidently refer to a specialist for patient to receive optimum healthcare.
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you so much, I've been to my doctor and the ER several times and could never find a solid answer. Now I know who I need to speak to. SO GRATEFUL
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This was very helpful. Thanks! I have been evaluated & diagnosed w/ bronchitis. My concern was I didn't realize you could hear & feel crackles w/ bronchitis thought only w pneumonia
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This made me feel good. Thanks! Thank you. I was very nervous and thought it would be implantation bleeding. It's lasted 2 full days so far but is still light. I feel better though!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, OH
MD

Residency

UNIVERSITY HOSPITALS OF CLEVELAND
Completed 1996

Awards

Top Doctor, First Place, Panama City Region - Summer
2014
Top Family Physician, First Place, Panama City Region - Summer
2014
Most Influential Doctor, First Place, Panama City Region - Summer
2014

Affiliations

American Academy of Family Practice
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