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Dr. Meredith Lassiter

Family Medicine
Clearwater, FL
15 years experience female

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Family Medicine

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

26 Answers
18 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Meredith Lassiter
Family Medicine 15 years experience
Pregnancy: There's a wide range of normal Hcg levels for each week of pregnancy. At this point it would be good to go by your dates. 5 weeks is very early to s... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Meredith Lassiter
Family Medicine 15 years experience
Menstrual cycle: It's possible, especially if you have irregular cycles. Take a home pregnancy test if you're concerned.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Meredith Lassiter
Family Medicine 15 years experience
Irregular cycle: Your menstrual cycle can still be irregular for the first few months of taking birth control pills. Continue taking the pack as directed. Follow up ... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Meredith Lassiter
Family Medicine 15 years experience
Ignore: Stay hydrated with small, frequent sips of Pedialyte or Gatorade.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Meredith Lassiter
Family Medicine 15 years experience
Cervix changes: The cervix is preparing for labor, but you may have been 3cm the entire pregnancy! You are close to 40 weeks, good luck!
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Meredith Lassiter
Family Medicine 15 years experience
Colonoscopy : You will have multiple loose bowel movements that will eventually turn to clear. You may have soreness in the rectal area from the multiple bowel mov... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Meredith Lassiter
Family Medicine 15 years experience
Ignore: Use a wash that contains salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide. Exfoliate before shaving.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Meredith Lassiter
Family Medicine 15 years experience
Ignore: Stay hydrated and active. Get plenty of sleep. Eat healthy and avoid salty foods.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Meredith Lassiter
Family Medicine 15 years experience
Melasma: It's normal in pregnancy for your skin to darken in places from the effects of the pregnancy hormones, called melasma. Avoid sun exposure and wear su... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Meredith Lassiter
Family Medicine 15 years experience
Ignore: Your doctor will appreciate if you ask for recommendations before pregnancy happens!
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Meredith Lassiter
Family Medicine 15 years experience
Needs follow up: It may be normal from implantation, but also may be a miscarriage. There is also the possibility of an ectopic pregnancy. Follow up with an OB/GYN.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Meredith Lassiter
Family Medicine 15 years experience
Needs treatment: It sounds like a possible infection--tooth abscess or even an ear infection. You should seek treatment with your PCP
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Meredith Lassiter
Family Medicine 15 years experience
Pregnancy test: It is not too early for a pregnancy test if you have missed your period. If it is negative and still no period for a week, then repeat it.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Meredith Lassiter
Family Medicine 15 years experience
May be normal cycle: Those symptoms are also typical premenstrual signs. Take a home pregnancy test if you think you might be pregnant.
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Meredith Lassiter
Family Medicine 15 years experience
Allergy medication : You could try taking a daily antihistamine such as Claritin, (loratadine) Allegra, or Zyrtec.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Meredith Lassiter
Family Medicine 15 years experience
Polycystic ovaries: Polycystic ovaries can cause difficulty when trying to conceive because of the irregular timing of ovulation and sometimes not ovulating at all in a c... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Meredith Lassiter
Family Medicine 15 years experience
Ignore: Don't smoke. Don't eat immediately before bed. Avoid spicy and acidic foods.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Meredith Lassiter
Family Medicine 15 years experience
Ignore: Every little bit counts. Take the stairs instead of the elevator, stand or walk while on the phone.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Meredith Lassiter
Family Medicine 15 years experience
Infection : I would suggest soaking it in Epsom salt dissolved in warm water daily and applying antibiotic ointment to the area. If no improvement or it looks wo... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Meredith Lassiter
Family Medicine 15 years experience
Elbow pain: It may be bursitis. Try not to lean on your elbows, ice, and Ibuprofen can help.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Meredith Lassiter
Family Medicine 15 years experience
Ignore: The health of the baby and mother is the MOST important. Be open to changes of your ideal birth.
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Meredith Lassiter
Family Medicine 15 years experience
Prevention : It's possible, but not likely. It's always important to wear protection for pregnancy prevention.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Meredith Lassiter
Family Medicine 15 years experience
Intercourse: It is possible to never bleed at all after intercourse.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Meredith Lassiter
Family Medicine 15 years experience
Follow up if returns: It sounds like it may have been a clogged pore. If it returns, I would recommend that you have your PCP take a look at the area. Also, regular self... Read More

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Lassiter is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Lassiter is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I've had this for a few days, I'm going to make an appointment now.
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

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Medical/Graduate school

Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine, CA
MD

Residency

University of South Florida

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