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Dr. Gehrig Harris

Family Medicine
LA
18 years experience male

About

Bio

I am a family medicine boarded physician with 8 years of continued work experience. I love family medicine due to the variety of patients and conditions that I get to see and help. In fact, although I maintain my own clinic practice, I regularly work as an emergency room doctor and prison doctor as well.

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

Emergency Medicine

Licenses

United States: Georgia, Louisiana

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

149 Answers
208 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gehrig Harris
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Male fertility: There aren't any male fertility treatments that are FDA approved that I'm aware of. Your partner will need to avoid tight fitting underwear or pants.... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gehrig Harris
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Vagina pain: Okay Janet, you have vulvovaginitis and we don't know why. If it's not yeast or bacteria it could be viral, like herpes. If you haven't seen an Ob/Gyn... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gehrig Harris
Family Medicine 18 years experience
If symptoms persist: So it is not unusual for children to have mild transient pains. The things to make you concerned are persistent pain that lasts for days or gets worse... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gehrig Harris
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Hello, the answer to your question is yes. With the progestin only mini pill weird breakthrough bleeding can occur along with other side effects like ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gehrig Harris
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Skin dimpling on your breasts can be a sign of cancer or it can just be a dimple. I have seen breast cancer is very young ladies with a strong family ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gehrig Harris
Family Medicine 18 years experience
No, platelets are not involved in tissue growth. Plasma is involved in tissue growth but the presence or absence of platelets in the plasma would not ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gehrig Harris
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Hello, that is called acanthosis nigricans and it is due to obesity and insulin resistance. It is a good sign that if you're not diabetic you may be s... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gehrig Harris
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Lots of options: It could be a lot of things causing a pulsating sound on your ear. The most common cause of tinnitus is conductive hearing loss. It could simply be bl... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gehrig Harris
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Pelvic pain: Fibroids can cause pelvic pain, abnormal cycles and pain during sex but other things can cause these symptoms too. Pain is a symptom that should alway... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gehrig Harris
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Jock itch?: Chm, testicle and groin itches in young men tend to be related to keeping to much moisture in those areas and is commonly referred to as 'jock itch'. ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gehrig Harris
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Probably not: Could a circumcision scar be hypertrophic? I have never seen or heard of this happening but in medicine we frequently say that anything is possible. I... Read More
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gehrig Harris
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Yes: You can be circumsized at any age but if you are an older patient it goes from a 15 minute office procedure to a 30 minute hospital procedure requirin... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gehrig Harris
Family Medicine 18 years experience
You can get pregnant: Women with polycystic ovarian syndrome tend to have irregular periods and often find it more difficult to get pregnant but they do get pregnant. If yo... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gehrig Harris
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Acute cough: 2 weeks seems like an eternity when you have a bad cough but in medical terms, it isn't very long. In fact, if you've recently had a cold or other u... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gehrig Harris
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Yawning: If you've ever watched a puppy yawn then you know the answer to your question. Not only is it common to shake during a yawn, but is sometimes pretty ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gehrig Harris
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Abnormal defecation: It is not normal for your heart rate to increase or to have to strain, or to become hot or sweaty while passing stool. It sounds like you're constipa... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gehrig Harris
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Infertility/amenorrh: Ultrasound can detect the reason behind irregular periods sometimes. The workup is stepwise beginning with history and physical. The medical provider ... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gehrig Harris
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Deviated septum: Sometimes the nasal septum can be deviated so much that it constricts the nasal portion of the respiratory tract. But if that is truly the problem, th... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gehrig Harris
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Testicular torsion: Swelling may be a later finding but testicular torsion will always be painful and may have some nausea and vomiting associated with it. If you have s... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gehrig Harris
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Knee pain: Clarence, I'm sorry to hear about your granny's knee pain. At her age it is normal to have some degree of osteoarthritis, it comes from years of wear... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gehrig Harris
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Tanning: Tanning with a towel over your face does not block all the sun's rays unless the towel is made of lead. A white or light colored towel will block enou... Read More
A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gehrig Harris
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Hypoglycemia: Hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia actually don't share many symptoms at all in my experience. A low blood sugar can be life threatening and your body do... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gehrig Harris
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Alopecia/balding: I'm so sorry my dear. It sounds like you are suffering from female pattern baldness and that's a tough thing to have at any age. First you need to see... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gehrig Harris
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Whiter teeth: cataazzh, If I were 18 again I would do several things different and one of them would be to take better care of my teeth. Teeth normally yellow over ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gehrig Harris
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Ignore: Quit smoking, brush, floss and get regular dental exams. Dentists recommend antibacterial toothpaste.
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gehrig Harris
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Appetite stimulants: Apetamin is a blend of cyproheptadine and some vitamins which is supposed to stimulate your appetite. I have to say that appetite stimulants are prett... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gehrig Harris
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Ultrasound, LFT, B12: The short answer is I don't know. You can't see a high B12 or high LFT's on an ultrasound. The only way to know what it was is to ask your doctor. Us... Read More
A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gehrig Harris
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Ideal blood pressure: A 59 year old male with no cardiovascular risks should have no worries with a blood pressure of 120/80. This is a good average to shoot for. If you a... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gehrig Harris
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Chlamydia: Chlamydia can be cured with 1 gram of azithromycin taken by mouth one time or amoxicillin 500mg three times a day for 7 days. I prefer the azithromyc... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gehrig Harris
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Yes: Wellbutrin (bupropion) and zoloft are commonly used together these days and are very effective. The combination helps to counteract the side effects ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gehrig Harris
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Pregnancy risk: So the real question here is how long can sperm stay alive and get someone pregnant outside the body. The answer is that sperm is kept alive by semen... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gehrig Harris
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Chronic dysuria: I'm sorry, I don't know what your problem is caused by but I do have some advise. Chronic problems tend to follow a step-wise approach to finding the ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gehrig Harris
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Low blood: "not producing enough blood cells.", is not very specific and you should definitely ask your care provider to expand on that. That said, they probably... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gehrig Harris
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Porn addiction: Porn may be one of the most powerful addiction of our time. Unlike drugs it is legal in most cases and unlike cigarettes or alcohol it is easily avai... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gehrig Harris
Family Medicine 18 years experience
ELISA for HIV: The ELISA test is not conclusive after any amount of time. The ELISA is a screening test and if it comes back positive, a Western blot will need to b... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gehrig Harris
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Don't worry: The same thing happened to my nephew and my own son. It's very common and as long as your nephew is acting normal and not having any problems with nau... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Gehrig Harris
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Are you hungry?: I don't know but it sounds like you may be hungry. If you develop nausea or vomits or fever then I would think stomach virus or food poisoning, but if... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gehrig Harris
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Yes it can: Pre ejaculation is sticky and just like normal ejaculation it can get almost anywhere during and after sexual intercourse. Stop worrying. You took pl... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gehrig Harris
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Teeth problems: Working in ER's I have treated numerous tooth problems and it sounds like you have either in infection under your crown or that the tooth was drilled ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gehrig Harris
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Practice = perfect: Early ejaculation is a common problem that stems from the sensitive nature of the penis and genital area. There are several ways around it. Practice ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gehrig Harris
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Yes there is: I believe that you are talking about the mylohyoid muscle when you refer to the muscle that wraps under the jaw/mandible. There are lots of muscles i... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gehrig Harris
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Yes they are: Sore or tender breast and nausea are some of the earliest symptoms of pregnancy. I'm not saying that you're pregnant but if you're having those sympto... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gehrig Harris
Family Medicine 18 years experience
No harm masturbating: There has never been any physical ill effects from masturbation and it is very normal. Studies have found that men and women both masturbate almost f... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gehrig Harris
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Foot itch: You said that your fingers on your left foot itch. I think that you have used a translator and may have meant to say that your 'toes on your left foot... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Gehrig Harris
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Knee and ankle pain: Hi, knee and ankle pain without any history of trauma could be several things and most of them are pretty harmless. I don't know your age, medical his... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Gehrig Harris
Family Medicine 18 years experience
It will heal: Nose cartilage does heal on it's own. This is great if your nose is straight but if your nose has been broken then the bones may make the softer carti... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gehrig Harris
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Facial nerve palsy: Hello QiaoW, thanks for the question. The short answer is no. There's not really any standardized routinely effective treatments for facial nerve pals... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gehrig Harris
Family Medicine 18 years experience
It's not necessary: Circumcision is not usually necessary. It is frequently done for religious or customary purposes and is associated with improved penis hygiene and vi... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gehrig Harris
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Ovarian cysts: Fatema, women's ovaries make cysts every month but sometimes instead of bursting and releasing an egg, it just keeps growing. Nobody knows why this h... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gehrig Harris
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Steroid creams : Your friend should stop using Triderm cream if she is pregnant. Triderm cream is pregnancy class C which means that it has caused birth defects in lab... Read More

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Dr. Harris is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Harris is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

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Medical/Graduate school

New York Medical College, NY
Graduated 2004MD

Residency

COLUMBUS REGIONAL HOSPITAL
Completed 2009

Awards

Founding Rx Editor, First Place, National - Winter
2015
Top Doctor Global Impact - Spanish, First Place, National - Winter
2016
Thought Leader, Second Place, the Lafayette Region - Spring
2017
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