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Dr. Melissa Conner

Psychiatry
KY
29 years experience female

About

Bio

Dr. Conner is a board certified adult psychiatrist providing mental health care for over 15 years in Central Kentucky. She provides psychiatric evaluation and medical treatment to patients struggling with Major Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Anxiety Disorders, Thought Disorders, and medical illness.

Specialties
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Psychiatry

Internal Medicine

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

17 Answers
15 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Melissa Conner
Psychiatry 29 years experience
SSRI or SNRI: If you asked 10 doc's, you'd probably get 10 different answers. Any ssri, like zoloft or Lexapro would be good options. I personally choose Paxil ta... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Melissa Conner
Psychiatry 29 years experience
R/O heart prob?Anxty: Certainly a good exam may rule out something life threatening like cardiac abnormalities, but more times than not the symptoms you describe are relate... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Melissa Conner
Psychiatry 29 years experience
? Med Reaction: At 2 days it is very early in your treatment with effexor (venlafaxine). It is uncommon to see swelling with effexor (venlafaxine), however occasional... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Melissa Conner
Psychiatry 29 years experience
Commun Mental Health: Most cities have community mental health centers who assist people struggling with mental health problems and have no insurance. They will charge for... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Melissa Conner
Psychiatry 29 years experience
Talk w UR prescriber: Transient side effects can occur early on in treatment, but at 4 weeks they should have gone away. It sounds like you are not tolerating the medicatio... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Melissa Conner
Psychiatry 29 years experience
Quite possibly: Hair keeps a good record of what you have taken in the last 90 days. If you took the Clonazepam just once, it might not show up, but you have used the... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Melissa Conner
Psychiatry 29 years experience
Camomile tea is safe: Camomile tea is generally calming and should be safe to drink a couple times a day with Lexapro (escitalopram) 20 mg daily.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Melissa Conner
Psychiatry 29 years experience
Yes, an option: Huntington's is such a roller coaster ride in mood. I am assuming that depression is the major concern, but if several antidepressant therapies have b... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Melissa Conner
Psychiatry 29 years experience
Meds with food: Some of the meds you take may cause stomach upset, so it's good to take them with food. Some other ideas for reflux are to elevate the head of your be... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Melissa Conner
Psychiatry 29 years experience
Longer acting medica: Clonazepam is a longer acting benzodiazepine. It takes a while for it to take effect for anxiety, but it will cover anxiety symptoms for a longer peri... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Melissa Conner
Psychiatry 29 years experience
Recurrent Depression: First you would want to maximize the dose of wellbutrin that you are taking before considering adding another antidepressant or switching to another a... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Melissa Conner
Psychiatry 29 years experience
Probably not: Since the tests that you listed were not drug tests for thc canabinoids then they will not directly show marihuana use. However, abnormalities in test... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Melissa Conner
Psychiatry 29 years experience
Fluid Shifts: When someone is deprived of proper nutrition for a period of time, they have changes in blood salts and proteins. Salts and protein albumen are the mo... Read More
A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Melissa Conner
Psychiatry 29 years experience
Mental Status Change: Taking multiple meds of any kind, especially psycho acting ones, may cause confusion in the short term. Specifically, benzo's like Klonopin or xanax (... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Melissa Conner
Psychiatry 29 years experience
Start Escitalopram: It's important to start the antidepressant right away since it may take up to a month for it to have full efficacy. In addition to the escitalopram ta... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Melissa Conner
Psychiatry 29 years experience
Switch improvement: Ambien (zolpidem) is a much better med for sleep than Ativan as it lasts longer and is considered less addicting. Celexa may help anxiety or mood symp... Read More
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Melissa Conner
Psychiatry 29 years experience
Possible Taper: I'm guessing that you take xanax (alprazolam) for anxiety. If you are only taking it once a day, withdrawal is unlikely given it's effects are a shor... Read More

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Conner is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Conner is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! so you do not see the Meds or conditions or surgeries ?
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Thanks for your quick reply! You fully answered my question and it's appreciated. Bye!
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! i will send a personal message.

Education & Training

Residency

UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA MEDICAL CENTER

Residency

UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA MEDICAL CENTER

Awards

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