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Dr. Julie Abbott

Preventive Medicine
Rochester, MN
46 years experience female

Locations

Retired from Mayo Clinic

Rochester, MN

Address

200 1st St SW, Rochester, MN
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About

Bio

I come from a family of doctors, and even though I did what was expected and went into the family business ... medicine .... I'm very glad I did. My father was a brain surgeon, my grandfather and uncle were general practitioners, and my older brother is a radiologist. I trained at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota specializing in Internal Medicine and Preventive Medicine. I went on to work there for nearly 32 years in our Executive Health Program, in Mayo Employee Health, as the Medical Directors of Patient and Health Education as well as the Olmsted County (MN) Public Health Department. In my later years I served as the founding (and only) medical editor of Mayo's health newsletter for women. But my real claim to fame was becoming a mother for the first time at age 50! It's been a ride!

Specialties
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Preventive Medicine

Internal Medicine

Occupational Medicine

Public Health

Licenses

United States: California, Minnesota

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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Julie Abbott
Preventive Medicine 46 years experience
Need pic:): Best to see a picture...you can use HealthTap to send one if you wish. Best guess without picture is eczema, the result of very dry skin, or contact d... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julie Abbott
Preventive Medicine 46 years experience
Well, the same way: most people are successful with weight loss: reduce your calorie intake to 200-300 calories less than you need each day (to probably around 1600-1800 ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julie Abbott
Preventive Medicine 46 years experience
No ....: Occasionally an individual may only need dialysis a short time to get her through a health crisis, but if you have been on dialysis for two years you ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julie Abbott
Preventive Medicine 46 years experience
My brief review of: this question suggests that parasite infection of the sinuses remains rare, almost always in immunocompromised people such as those with HIV. It has b... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Julie Abbott
Preventive Medicine 46 years experience
In my brief research: I was unable to determine that vitamin D deficiency is a cause of sexual anhedonia. Normally chemicals in the brain are released upon reaching climax ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julie Abbott
Preventive Medicine 46 years experience
The B12 regimen you: describe is one alternative prescribed for B12 deficiency. A more typical one is 1000 mcg every day or every other day for one to two weeks, then 100... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julie Abbott
Preventive Medicine 46 years experience
This is not uncommon: after Plan B. It alters your hormones and the effects can be seen into the next cycle or more. Have you (hopefully) started some form of reliable cont... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julie Abbott
Preventive Medicine 46 years experience
Your young age: leads me to suspect some things more than others. You may have experienced some trauma which was the cause of the initial bulge. Perhaps a cyst has fo... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Julie Abbott
Preventive Medicine 46 years experience
More sun exposure..: ..is usually the explanation for one's face being darker. Sun exposure increases the secretion of the skin pigment melanin. Dirt, pollution may also ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Julie Abbott
Preventive Medicine 46 years experience
Crystal meth?: Methamphetamine made into a white shiny rock is an illicit drug. Because meth significantly impairs your ability to learn, recall, think abstractly, e... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julie Abbott
Preventive Medicine 46 years experience
The purplish/reddish: color suggests this has something to do with the vascular or blood vessel system. An inflammation of blood vessels called vasculitis could account fo... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julie Abbott
Preventive Medicine 46 years experience
Not to worry: While most multiple vitamin formulations are designed to provide most of the Recommended Daily Allowances of vitamins for one day, doubling up occasio... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Julie Abbott
Preventive Medicine 46 years experience
No, No, No and No: The amounts of HIV virus typically present in bodily fluids do not survive outside the body for more than a few minutes. Transmission of disease does ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Julie Abbott
Preventive Medicine 46 years experience
You don't give me: your age, but this type of slight irregular bleeding is common, especially in younger women in early years of menstruation. It is likely due to minor ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julie Abbott
Preventive Medicine 46 years experience
It is possible: While, on average, ovulation occurs about 75 days after childbirth in women who are not breast-feeding, it can occur earlier, even within a week or so... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Julie Abbott
Preventive Medicine 46 years experience
Blood pressure: usually falls a LITTLE bit with standing, but it can be considered normal if it rises as well. The key to both is....how much? When you stand up, an a... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Julie Abbott
Preventive Medicine 46 years experience
Nothing other than: your wonderfully unique anatomy! Some people just have a prominent vein there (we all have them, some just have more prominent ones) and with a combin... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julie Abbott
Preventive Medicine 46 years experience
I know that can: be alarming but several other questions will help clarify. Is it on/around the tonsils...tonsillar cysts are benign and quite common. Does it have a s... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julie Abbott
Preventive Medicine 46 years experience
Normal menstrual: variation. The amount and duration of a menstrual period is highly variable and depends on hormonal fluctuations. Stress, illness, medication, travel,... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julie Abbott
Preventive Medicine 46 years experience
While a picture: might be best, chicken pox causes 2-3 mm elliptical, fluid-filled blisters on a patch of red, raised skin. Other viral illnesses including herpes simp... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Julie Abbott
Preventive Medicine 46 years experience
The question is:: whether these are actually lumps or growths--such as a Morton's Neuroma--or whether they are bony prominences which are common in the area you describ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Julie Abbott
Preventive Medicine 46 years experience
Using apple cider: vinegar for weight loss is a current trend. It turns out this has been used as a health tonic for centuries. The theory is it will regulate the appeti... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julie Abbott
Preventive Medicine 46 years experience
It is reportedly: quite common to experience an increase in appetite just before or during your menstrual period. The hormone changes associated with the menstrual cycl... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julie Abbott
Preventive Medicine 46 years experience
Needs clarification: The first thing I would do is check the lab result...perhaps a decimal point is out of place as a normal result is in the 200 to 600 pg/ml range. Are ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Julie Abbott
Preventive Medicine 46 years experience
The neck/cervical: spine joints, like all joints, are bathed in an oily-like substance called synovial fluid which facilitates smooth movement. Theories about crepitus (... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Julie Abbott
Preventive Medicine 46 years experience
No: It was once thought that pre-ejaculate fluid--clear, colorless, viscous fluid emitted from the urethra of the penis--contained the same number of sper... Read More
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Julie Abbott
Preventive Medicine 46 years experience
Honestly, the answer: depends on how much you are able to eliminate other carbohydrates from your diet. A 6 ounce glass of wine contains about 150 calories and 5 grams of c... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julie Abbott
Preventive Medicine 46 years experience
Well, I think it is: safe to assume that something in the waxing strips was an irritant to your eyes.Your description suggests the irritation is limited to your eyelid; be... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julie Abbott
Preventive Medicine 46 years experience
Transfusion?: In sideroblastic anemia, the body has iron available but can not incorporate it into hemoglobin which is needed to transport oxygen. It can be genetic... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Julie Abbott
Preventive Medicine 46 years experience
Metoprolol is a: beta-adrenergic blocking agent (beta-blocker); it works by reducing the amount of blood the heart pumps out lowering blood pressure. Nebivolol is a ca... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Julie Abbott
Preventive Medicine 46 years experience
I believe: the development of MR (magnetic resonance) imaging has enabled the visualization of the vas deferens (there are two). The most natural abnormality of ... Read More
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A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Julie Abbott
Preventive Medicine 46 years experience
Lots of questions!: The best way to improve sight is to preserve it. See eye doctor to make sure you don't have cataracts, glaucoma or macular degeneration. Blood pressur... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Julie Abbott
Preventive Medicine 46 years experience
PCR is a ..: ..complex test, & more technically difficult to perform accurately than the antibody tests. Because PCR detects viral-RNA (proteins within the HI... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Julie Abbott
Preventive Medicine 46 years experience
Better choices: And we can't say that diet soda IS healthy! Drinking a can or two of diet soda a day is not likely to hurt you. The small amount of artificial sweeten... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Julie Abbott
Preventive Medicine 46 years experience
OTC steroid spray: Probably the most effective treatment with fewest side effects is nasal steroid spray such as Nasacort/Flonase. Some of these are now available withou... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Julie Abbott
Preventive Medicine 46 years experience
No magic here: It is popular to believe that drinking the juice from fruits/vegetables is healthier than eating the whole fruit/veggie. This probably isn't true as y... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Julie Abbott
Preventive Medicine 46 years experience
I don't see why: Following a gluten free diet is incredibly difficult and expensive. Obviously, if you are sensitive to gluten and it causes GI symptoms, you will bene... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julie Abbott
Preventive Medicine 46 years experience
Folliculitis: Inflammation and infection of the hair follicles is more likely where skin touches skin. Shaving can also contribute to ingrown hairs. Simple acne/inf... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Julie Abbott
Preventive Medicine 46 years experience
Biscuits +/-: It sounds like you might want to lose about 20 pounds. Especially at your age, your decision to start exercising/become more active is MOST important.... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Julie Abbott
Preventive Medicine 46 years experience
It could be: Tingling in the feet is common. 60% of tingling (usually both feet) comes from peripheral nerve (nerves in the foot) problems due to diabetes or anoth... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Julie Abbott
Preventive Medicine 46 years experience
Sounds sketchy: Oxycodone and methadone are not recommended, safe treatments for back pain. They are strong narcotics; methadone usually reserved for dealing with add... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julie Abbott
Preventive Medicine 46 years experience
Causes of excessive: upper intestinal gas include swallowing more than a usual amount of air, overeating, smoking, chewing gum. Excess lower GI gas can be caused by lactos... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Julie Abbott
Preventive Medicine 46 years experience
Hi, Ike!: This is an unusual association. I'm not sure about the noise exposure or laughter, but there is a condition known as exercise-induced urticaria..one i... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julie Abbott
Preventive Medicine 46 years experience
Women who experience: recurrent UTIs often are reinfected with the same/similar organisms. One important question is whether the antibiotic which was ineffective was prescr... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Julie Abbott
Preventive Medicine 46 years experience
More information....: would be helpful. Is there anything visible: rash, redness, sores, scaling, etc.? The most common cause of itchy skin is dryness. The inner thighs, ho... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julie Abbott
Preventive Medicine 46 years experience
A viral illness: It sounds somewhat like the flu/influenza, but almost always the flu causes a significant fever. So you probably have a different viral illness. It is... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Julie Abbott
Preventive Medicine 46 years experience
Maybe: In many causes an enlarged liver is accompanied by abnormal liver function tests, sometimes not. In addition to fatty infiltration of the liver, hepat... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julie Abbott
Preventive Medicine 46 years experience
By ETD: Do you mean Eustachian tube dysfunction? The Eustachian tube is a narrow tube that connects the middle ear to the back of the nose;chronic blockage is... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Julie Abbott
Preventive Medicine 46 years experience
Well, you had a good: look at the upper and lower gastrointestinal system back in February, but it doesn't sound like you really have a diagnosis yet. This is the highest p... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Julie Abbott
Preventive Medicine 46 years experience
This wording would: most typically be found on a brain imaging (such as MRI) report and describe small areas in the brain where tiny blood vessels have ruptured or clotte... Read More
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Testimonials
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HealthTap member
Jul 27, 2015
Dr. Abbott is inspiring, as one day I want to become a doctor. She is not afraid to use vocabulary appropriately to give knowledge to a person.
HealthTap member
Mar 15, 2015
I think she is a fantastic doctor she is caring and makes all who goes and see her a happy person
HealthTap member
Jun 1, 2015
Love the experience, caring attitude and dedication to the profession of helping others. Blessings!
HealthTap member
This made me feel good. Thanks! Thank you so much for your time. am 165 inches tall. But I tried many ways of taking food, but it did not given me good result. It took 3 years to increase For 2 kg of ...Read More
HealthTap member
This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you i wad getting really worried. I have made an appointment to see my doctor to be tested make sure not an infection but u feel you may be right about the menopau...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you Julie, My daughter is 49 and has had a high HDL for years. Then the bottom fell out on her HDL. She was just diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and RA. Syndrome X c...Read More

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

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MD

Medical/Graduate school

Loma Linda University School of Medicine, CA
Graduated 1976MD

Residency

MAYO CLINIC
Completed 1980

Residency

MAYO CLINIC
Completed 1980

Awards

Laureate Award, Department of Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic
Top Preventive Medicine Specialist , First Place, National - Fall
2014
Top Doctor, Second Place, Minnesota - Fall
2014

Affiliations

American Medical Association
Association of Teachers of Preventive Medicine
American College of Preventive Medicine
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