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
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Family Medicine

Licenses

United States: Florida, Ohio

Doctor Q&A

352 Answers
557 Agrees
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Yauch
Specializes in Family Medicine
Taking correctly?: Some antibiotics- specifically rifampicin or rifabutin, can effect the effectiveness of birth control pills. The minipill is progesterone only and mu... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Yauch
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Options: The best remedy is movement- lay down and "bicycle" your legs, or take a walk. There are other herbal suggestions as well: http://www.life-saving-natu... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Yauch
Specializes in Family Medicine
Possible pregnancy: Urine pregnancy tests are accurate when used for a "late" period. If used too early in the cycle they may not reflect accurate results. Spotting can... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Yauch
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Need exam: You need a physical exam and further evaluation to investigate these issues. It is impossible to give you an opinion on possible factors or causes in ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Laura Yauch
Specializes in Family Medicine
Not likely: A new pregnancy would be unlikely in the situation you describe. The hormones would not be favorable and the miscarriage itself would result in cleari... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Yauch
Specializes in Family Medicine
Not likely, but...: You can skip periods for reasons other than pregnancy, but check a home pregnancy test. Tubal ligations are very effective-, but at a 1 yr mark 5 of ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Yauch
Specializes in Family Medicine
1 to 2 weeks.: Real influenza is vastly different from the common cold. Influenza symptoms can last 1 to 2 weeks,with gradual improvement. Generally adults are infec... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Yauch
Specializes in Family Medicine
Possibilites: You may be having issues with hormone fluctuations. Some STDs could also result in spotting and pain issues. You need evaluation to give you the corr... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Yauch
Specializes in Family Medicine
GO TO ER: Breathing problems require immediate attention. If you have asthma use your rescue inhalor (albuterol) . If not improving tremendously or if this is a... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Yauch
Specializes in Family Medicine
Possible shingles: If only on one side of head it could be shingles from prior chicken pox.This commonly presents as an uncomfortable skin sensation before the rash show... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Laura Yauch
Specializes in Family Medicine
Not sure of question: It is not unusualy to spot on extended cycle birth control pills, which is essentially what you did when you skipped the placebo. Some women can go f... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Yauch
Specializes in Family Medicine
Yes: OK to take before MRI. Be aware that magnesium can cause loose stools or even diarrhea in higher doses.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Yauch
Specializes in Family Medicine
Laxatives=problems: Stool softeners do not cause deficiencies, but laxatives can cause many issues including electrolyte abnormalities. Chronic constipation needs to be... Read More
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Laura Yauch
Specializes in Family Medicine
Dose and time depend: Beta blockers lower blood pressure and slow heart rate (which helps with palpitation/panic sensations) If the blood pressure is too low, you are dizzy... Read More
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A 74-year-old male asked:
Dr. Laura Yauch
Specializes in Family Medicine
Psychiatrist: Make sure that your treating doctor is aware of the seriousness of the depression so that they can offer some assistance. A consultation with a psychi... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Yauch
Specializes in Family Medicine
Don't guess: It depends on what the bacterial issue is- if a simple shift in flora (bacterial vaginosis) vs chlamydia, gonorrhea, or other STDs. You need an evalua... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Yauch
Specializes in Family Medicine
See specialist: A Pain Management MD, Neurologist, or Orthopedist may be able to do injections / facet blocks/ or alternative treatment to specifically address your p... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Yauch
Specializes in Family Medicine
98.7 not a fever: Temperatures of 99.5 F or 38.3 C or more would be considered a fever. "Normal" body temperature is generally considered to be 98.6 F or 37 C oral. Ac... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Yauch
Specializes in Family Medicine
Maybe: It could be iron, or another issue such as a thyroid problem, or anemia. These are easily evaluated with an office visit and lab work.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Yauch
Specializes in Family Medicine
Possibly: Hemorrhoids can flare up intermittent especially if you are constipated. Consider increasing your fluids, add fiber, add a stool softener like colace... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Yauch
Specializes in Family Medicine
See you doctor: You may be experiencing problems with hormone balance causing bleeding and cramping. Pregnancy is very unlikey given the length of time of the implano... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Yauch
Specializes in Family Medicine
Depends: It depends on the order of the positive and negative tests, as well as how accurately you followed the test directions.. If you were late on your cyc... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Laura Yauch
Specializes in Family Medicine
No: No. Vinegar is not an issue. Hard cider would be another matter as that does contain alcohol.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Yauch
Specializes in Family Medicine
Yes: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and codeine individually can make you sleepy, so take care when using these medications together as the effect may be magni... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Laura Yauch
Specializes in Family Medicine
See a doctor: You need to have these "dots" evaluated so that you can receive the correct treatment.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Yauch
Specializes in Family Medicine
Treat: Antihistamines like benadryl (diphenhydramine) , and cool compresses may help. If not seek evaluation as you may need stronger medicatons or an antibi... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Yauch
Specializes in Family Medicine
Reconsider issue: Swelling of the ankles and knees can be due to fluid retention, but it could also be due to joint inflammation/ arthritis. Physical examination and la... Read More
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A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Laura Yauch
Specializes in Family Medicine
Loss of fat pad: One of the changes experiences with aging is the loss of the fat pads on the bottom of the foot. Discomfort increases with this loss of cushion. The... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Yauch
Specializes in Family Medicine
You can be treated: Doctors like to be very careful during pregnancy- especially the 1st trimester, so your MD may suggest putting up with things for awhile. Pyrvinium h... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Laura Yauch
Specializes in Family Medicine
Get evaluated: Ovarian cysts rupture internally, and would not give vaginal bleeding. You should be evaluated asap if you are having pain and excessive bleeding to ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Yauch
Specializes in Family Medicine
Possibilities: Pain on the left side could be related to ovary- including ovulation pain, but could also be due to other issues. GI (bowel) issues and kidney proble... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Yauch
Specializes in Family Medicine
Try to restart: You can experience withdraw symptoms when you suddenly stop antidepressants. Try to restart your medication as soon as you can to minimize any sympto... Read More
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A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Yauch
Specializes in Family Medicine
Possibly: You may not be adequately treating the acid, or you may have an issue other than the fermentable saccharides. Take PPI 1/2 hr before food for best e... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Yauch
Specializes in Family Medicine
Not yet: Unprotected sex can result in pregnancy even if your boyfriend pulls out before he ejaculates. There is sperm in the precum fluid . You must use cond... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Laura Yauch
Specializes in Family Medicine
Go slow: Tapering off of Venlafaxine can be a challenge due to withdrawal symptoms. Tapering down in a gradual fashion over weeks instead of days can help ease... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Yauch
Specializes in Family Medicine
Not uncommon: I assume you are referring to a mammogram. It is not uncommon to require further evaluation. "Abnormalities" can be due to the placement of the breas... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Yauch
Specializes in Family Medicine
Get evaluation: You should not be overly "worried" but you do need to find out what is going on with your body. It is not normal to have brown discharge on a daily b... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Laura Yauch
Specializes in Family Medicine
Not unusual: Menstrual bleeding does vary from woman to woman, and over time it is not unusual to see a change in the pattern as you have described. Hormone shift... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Laura Yauch
Specializes in Family Medicine
Gall bladder removal: You want to limit fatty food intake as you will not handle it as well after the removal of your gall bladder. Diarrhea is much more likely to be an i... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Laura Yauch
Specializes in Family Medicine
Ok: If you are not experiencing an increase in pain or swelling you are likely OK. If any concerns call your orthopedic surgeon.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Yauch
Specializes in Family Medicine
Elevated blood sugar: Isolated elevated blood sugars will not cause a miscarriage, but do cause issues for developing babies if they continue to be unregulated. You need c... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Yauch
Specializes in Family Medicine
See Urologist: If you have had 2 rounds of antibiotics without resolution of your symptoms you need to be further evaluated by a Urologist. Urinary urgency/ urge sym... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Yauch
Specializes in Family Medicine
Cramp not likely med: Cramping should not be due to monistat. I assume that you started the medication because of some type of vaginal symptoms. It is possible that the is... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Yauch
Specializes in Family Medicine
Safe: Routine sexual activity should not disrupt a normal healthy pregnancy.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Yauch
Specializes in Family Medicine
Melatonin: You could use Melatonin up to 10 mg. Chamomile tea may also be helpful. In general avoid stimulants including decongestants, coffee, energy drinks, ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Yauch
Specializes in Family Medicine
Yes: Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) can cause GI issues with diarrhea, stomach upset and nausea/ vomiting. It helps to take it with food.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Yauch
Specializes in Family Medicine
Possibilities: Could be anxiety, but need to consider other possible factors as well. Is there anything else different in your routine on the days you are at hospit... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Laura Yauch
Specializes in Family Medicine
Have it evaluated: See a provider. A rash in your genital area can be many things including but not limited to jock itch (which is actually a fungal infection), STDs, p... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Yauch
Specializes in Family Medicine
Not normal: Bladder infections can be caused by multiple organisms, including e. coli,yeast, or chlamydia. For an antibiotic to work you have to have the right ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Yauch
Specializes in Family Medicine
Sinus infections: Viral sinus infections generally are gone by a week.They can produce yellow or green mucus during their time in your system.If you continue to experi... 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.
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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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