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Dr. Stephen Jarrard

General Surgery
Tiger, GA
22 years experience male

Locations

Tiger Clinic

Tiger, GA

Address

19 English Street, Tiger, GA, US
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 12pm - 4:00pm
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Practice website

Fax

(706) 782-1255

Insurances accepted

Aetna

Amerigroup

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia

Medicaid

Medicare

Tricare

Cigna

UnitedHealthcare

WellCare Health Plans

About

Bio

I enjoy General Surgery but also practice General Medicine in my small rural community. I love the bond that a physician can develop not only with a patient but their entire family. I have served in the military and feel it was a great honor to take care of fellow Veterans. I promote wellness.

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.

General Surgery

Emergency Medicine

General Practice

Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine

Wound care

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

176 Answers
154 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Jarrard
General Surgery 22 years experience
Good idea...: to shoot for a goal of 2 pounds a week is very reasonable. To be more aggressive than that may lead to muscle loss and water loss. Weight lost too ... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Jarrard
General Surgery 22 years experience
HIDA scan: Cck during a hida scan (used to test for gallbladder dysfunction) simulates the eating of a fatty meal. If you have pain or nausea (re-creation of sy... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Jarrard
General Surgery 22 years experience
Unlikely: If your mammogram and ultrasound show no tumor then this is unlikely. A shoulder xray or ct scan might help find cause, but tumor very low probabilit... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Jarrard
General Surgery 22 years experience
Hmmmm: That is very unlikely scenario. Not impossible but very unlikely.
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Jarrard
General Surgery 22 years experience
Did nexium (esomeprazole) help?: Reflux was good bet given those symptoms. If Nexium (esomeprazole) helped after couple of days, Likely the answer. If not, more workup needed.
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Jarrard
General Surgery 22 years experience
Which side?: Same elbow of hand you're scratching with? The other one? Same elbow as that side of ribs? Need a bit more info to help make an association.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Jarrard
General Surgery 22 years experience
Only if mild: You can try to make your urine more acid, such as drinking cranberry juice. There are some OTC "azo" remedies. If this doesn't get better very soon, g... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Jarrard
General Surgery 22 years experience
More not better: Yes. Omega-3 in larger doses can have effect of blood thinner. Normal dose thought to be 2 to 3 grams a day. This gives good benefits of anti-oxidan... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Jarrard
General Surgery 22 years experience
Get checked: This could indicate an infection or some process in your breast tissue or one of your milk ducts. You need to see your doc for history and physical e... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Jarrard
General Surgery 22 years experience
Sensitivity: We all have things that don't agree with us like sensitivities and allergies. For some reason, your body has developed a reaction to this. Best to avo... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Jarrard
General Surgery 22 years experience
Assuming god hygiene: I would recommend you see and bring it up with a GYN provider and have a good history and exam performed to diagnose properly and have good treqatment... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Jarrard
General Surgery 22 years experience
Likely not: Take another EPT in few more days to be sure and help feel better. Or, if your period starts no need for EPT. Be careful out there!
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Jarrard
General Surgery 22 years experience
Every day: There is a common treatment for mild or uncomplicated vaginal candidiasis ('yeast infection) that calls for a single (one time) dose of 150 mg of fluc... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Jarrard
General Surgery 22 years experience
No: No it does not. Your period is related to your ovulation cycle. However, the irritation and friction caused by sex might make your period 'show' a b... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Jarrard
General Surgery 22 years experience
Many things: Shannon, this could be so many things. It may or may not be related to gallbladder issues. Please see your doc to begin finding answers.
A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Jarrard
General Surgery 22 years experience
Can be: It can be done, and that procedure is called thrombectomy or embolectomy. However, in the veins of the calf or upper legs, blood thinners are more sta... Read More
A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Jarrard
General Surgery 22 years experience
Possible : Diane, always "possible" but in your case more likely due to the recent infections. If it was cancerous, pathology would have other suggestive findin... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Jarrard
General Surgery 22 years experience
It is not normal: Have this checked by your surgeon. Could be infection at that site. Hope you do and get better.
A female asked:
Dr. Stephen Jarrard
General Surgery 22 years experience
More info: really need so much more info for good answer. You should consult with an Oncologist. Best wishes.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Jarrard
General Surgery 22 years experience
Possible: you didn't mention what you were treating them with, but if you have had any antibiotics recently, then yeast is a good bet. Go see your Doc and get ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Jarrard
General Surgery 22 years experience
Possible: May absorb or go away in time. You could see a dermatologist or aesthetician to examine the places and recommend treatment. Be well!
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Jarrard
General Surgery 22 years experience
Distraction: Probably stress and or being distracted during sex. Also, haivng orgasms often can lead to increased time to reach the next one. Too much masturbati... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Jarrard
General Surgery 22 years experience
Yes. normal.: This is common with youth. Going thru puberty you have many hormones going and you may find yourself really excited and not able to last long during ... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Jarrard
General Surgery 22 years experience
Ignore: Compression (stockings) and elevation (putting feet above heart level) are good conservative therapy.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Jarrard
General Surgery 22 years experience
Yes its okay: Miralax (polyethylene glycol) is a gentle laxative. Metamucil is a fiber supplement, and not really a laxative. A high fiber diet, including supplem... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Jarrard
General Surgery 22 years experience
Ignore: Soak in warm Epsom salts water two or three times a day.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Jarrard
General Surgery 22 years experience
Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) / Hemmorhoid: As you know, vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) is an adhd drug. This drug class often acts as a stimulant. It can result in anxiety, irritability, insomnia... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Jarrard
General Surgery 22 years experience
Ignore: Ensure you consume a high fiber diet to minimize occurrences and severity.
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Jarrard
General Surgery 22 years experience
Could be...: ...or it could be a small collection of old blood (hematoma) or plasma type serous fluid (seroma) get with your doc or back yo your surgeon to confi... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Jarrard
General Surgery 22 years experience
Yes you can: Use a dose (17 gm packets) daily, but also recommend you start taking supplemental fiber (like metamucil or equivalent) along with. This will help yo... Read More
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Jarrard
General Surgery 22 years experience
Very possible: Depending on your individual situation, this should be possible and i hope you get it if you can. The weight loss will make a huge difference in your ... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Jarrard
General Surgery 22 years experience
Possible: Have you had your period yet? If not, i would recommend you get a pregnancy test to rule it out. Yes, you could be pregnant that soon (one month) an... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Jarrard
General Surgery 22 years experience
Could be either/both: This could certainly be your reflux, but could also be a gallbladder attack. The symptoms are usually right upper quadrant pain, nausea, sometimes vo... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Jarrard
General Surgery 22 years experience
Ignore: Avoid straining and heavy lifting. You may want to push in on it if you cough or laugh (comfort).
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Jarrard
General Surgery 22 years experience
No recommended: Aromatase inhibitors (ai) have not been shown to be effective past five years, and are usually recommended to be stopped at the five year mark.
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Jarrard
General Surgery 22 years experience
Not normal: This is not normal and whether or not all these are related, you should not be having these symptoms a year out. They may be related to surgery and ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Jarrard
General Surgery 22 years experience
Unlikely: Very unlikely this would result in pregnancy if as you describe. Please be careful and practice safe sex to be more confident about avoiding pregnanc... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Jarrard
General Surgery 22 years experience
Ignore: You may have PD, but don't let PD have you! Stay sharp, read a lot, keep mind active. Never give in.
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Jarrard
General Surgery 22 years experience
Manage it / prevent: Avoid straining. Keep BMs soft and regular. High fiber diet. Topical creams and warm soaks / sits baths if starts to flare.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Jarrard
General Surgery 22 years experience
Possible, but...: Please get this checked out by your primary care doc or specialist. There are too many other things this could be and you want to be sure. Be well.
A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Jarrard
General Surgery 22 years experience
Stabilizes: It actually keeps it from growing larger and the body's own processes act to "chew up" the clot - called fibrinolysis.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Jarrard
General Surgery 22 years experience
Nerve pain: likely due to a "pinched" nerve. Recent trauma? Apply heat, rest the joint (sling), use some non-steroidal anti-inflammatories for pain. If not bette... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Jarrard
General Surgery 22 years experience
Ignore: Don't stress- often makes it worse. Warm compress may help relax the muscles causing twitching.
A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Jarrard
General Surgery 22 years experience
Watchful waiting: for a while, actually. See a surgeon and have it assessed and documented. As long as it does not cause you too much discomfort, it can be monitored. ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Jarrard
General Surgery 22 years experience
Not pregnant: If you have not had sex since last period, you are not pregnant. Be safe!
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Jarrard
General Surgery 22 years experience
Blood malignancy: Depending on condition at diagnosis, and with proper evaluation, staging, and treatment - excellent chances for complete remission!
A female asked:
Dr. Stephen Jarrard
General Surgery 22 years experience
4 weeks: One month should allow return to your baseline, or what is "normal" for you.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Jarrard
General Surgery 22 years experience
Depends: After three weeks, i would not call this acute appendicitis. If your appendix is inflamed, surgical standard of care is still to remove the appendix.... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Jarrard
General Surgery 22 years experience
Several things: Chris, this could be anything from diabetes (thirst and frequency of urine), to a bladder infection (lower back, abdomen, and urinary symtpoms), and t... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Jarrard is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Jarrard is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I appreciate you responding and will be getting this checked soon!
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Laser ablation done last week by interventional radiologist. Bye!
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you. Path didn't mention anything other than inflammation.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

East Tennessee State University James H. Quillen College of Medicine, TN
Graduated 2000MD

Residency

EISENHOWER MEDICAL CENTER
Completed 2005

Awards

Fellow American College of Surgeons (FACS)
HealthTap Founding Doctor

Affiliations

American College of Surgeons
American Medical Association
Medical Association of Georgia
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