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Dr. Alan Kelly

Internal Medicine
Spokane, WA
28 years experience male

Locations

Rockwood Clinic

Spokane, WA

Address

Spokane, WA
Directions

About

Bio

On staff in the Endocrine and Internal Medicine departments at Rockwood Clinic in Spokane, WA. Associate Editor of the ADA Spectrum Journal.

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.

Internal Medicine

Diabetology

Endocrinology

Geriatrics

Licenses

United States: Oregon, Washington

Doctor Q&A

100 Answers
25 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A male asked:
Dr. Alan Kelly
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Quit smoking: Quit smoking ... you'll gain weight ... And you'll breathe better, have less sinus congestion, your sense of smell & taste will come back, you'... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Kelly
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
BP is OK: Your BP and pulse are in the normal range, so that is not worrisome. You might have labyrinthitis. Labyrinthitis is a condition that causes sudden d... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Kelly
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
An Achy Breaky heart: Just kidding, couldn't resist w/ that set-up! Seriously, there are many causes of chest pain (CP) but anterior CP is usually caused by 4 diff etiolog... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Kelly
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Make a change: Break up and start looking for a new boyfriend. He'll either get his act together when you shock him with a break up, or you'll go find a new boyfrie... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Kelly
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Should be: My only concern would be heavy metals or PCBs concentrated in the oil. But that's true of all the ocean fish that we eat. See if they test for those... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Kelly
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
R/O asthma: Have you had a PFT study (breathing test) to rule out asthma? Your symptoms in a 17 year old are most likely due to asthma. And get a chest x-ray i... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Kelly
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Wash off resin first: You should wash off the plant resin first. Get a soap called Tecnu and wash off the resin. You have to use it immediately after exposure (within the... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Kelly
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Type 1 vs 2 diabetes: You can prove this with a few lab tests. Ask your doctor to run a C-peptide test. This measures how much Insulin your pancreas makes, and is not ske... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Kelly
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Was he treated?: Hopefully he got treated as well. If your doctor prescribes a single dose of medication, wait 7 days after taking the medicine before having sex. If ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Kelly
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Prob a fungal cream: They probably recommended an anti-fungal cream like clotrimazole. If it is a fungal rash then any over the counter anti-fungal cream will work. You ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Kelly
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Short answer, yes: He shouldn't have any problems with an occasional alcoholic beverage. But avoid any anti-inflammatories (Advil, Aleve, (naproxen) etc) until you clea... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Kelly
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
No: Vitamin deficiencies don't typically cause shortness of breath. Unless your vitamin B12 level is very low causing pernicious anemia. So make sure th... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Kelly
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Yes: If you get semen into your vaginal introitus (the opening) then the semen can swim "upstream" and you can get pregnant. Your odds of pregnancy are muc... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Kelly
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
What is the cause?: What is the cause for your bilateral burning? Are you a diabetic? Do you have peripheral neuropathy? Those meds that you listed are the standard me... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Kelly
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Rheumatologist: Go see a rheumatologist or a good internal med doc for a thorough work-up. You need further blood testing done to rule out myosotis, etc.
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Kelly
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
No, and maybe: If you are talking about Creon or one of the generic equivalents (pancrealipase, etc) then those supplements are not going to harm your stomach. They... Read More
A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Kelly
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Short answer, No: No, pencil thin stools are not caused by H pylori bacteria. You need a colonoscopy or appt. Pencil thin stools could be a sign of colon cancer or co... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Kelly
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Yes : Yes, it should not cause permanent infertility. Do NOT get pregnant while taking it as it can cause miscarriage. Esmya can thicken the womb lining -... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Kelly
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Yes: That combo is OK to take together. In fact, it is a good combo for a sinus infection. Just watch for potential side effects from the Sudafed in the ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Kelly
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
High microalbumin: Your microalbumin level is elevated indicating kidney damage. This test detects very small levels of a blood protein (albumin) in your urine. A micro... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Kelly
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Yes: You might have metabolic syndrome. Elevated Insulin resistance that probably has pushed you into pre-diabetes (metabolic syndrome). Exercise and die... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Kelly
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Pressure and ice: Pressure with ice, or ice water. And you need to get to the ER. You might need cautery. You can have life-threatening bleeding from a tonsillectomy... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Kelly
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Rubbish: Your friend is pulling your leg or is grossly misinformed. That is not true. You could get a sexually transmitted disease. But the fact that he smo... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Kelly
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Short answer, Yes: Propranolol can be used for performance anxiety. Professional athletes, surgeons, & musicians have been known to use propranolol before performan... Read More
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Kelly
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Borderline, so no: You have a borderline result. You're in the pre-diabetic range. Normal is up to 5.7. Pre-diabetic is 5.7 - 6.4. And diabetes is anything 6.5 or ab... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Kelly
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Max dosing: The max dose of clonazepam for anxiety or panic attacks is 4 mg per day, and I rarely go above 2 mg per day max. The max dose for seizure disorder is... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Kelly
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
No, not necessarily: Probably normal - this depends on the volume of how much you urinated, whether you are sick, whether you are dehydrated, etc. You probably are just r... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Kelly
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Cause?: Finish the Trenexa as prescribed. However I'm worried that they haven't discovered the actual cause of the bleeding. Did they check for a bladder in... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Kelly
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
NASH or fatty liver: She says that because it is the most likely diagnosis. If you are not an alcoholic & don't have Hep C. It can evolve into NASH (non-alcoholic st... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Kelly
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Prob not: Your CBC will prob remain in the normal range, even if that mass is cancerous. The CBC components would only change from indirect causes such as anem... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Kelly
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Why jeopardize baby?: You could refuse it, but why? Having gestational diabetes could cause significant harm to you and/or your child. Simple dietary changes and/or meds ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Kelly
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Cpeptide test: A fasting C-peptide test could help, but isn't always definitive. A C-peptide test measures native Insulin production and isn't elevated by outside I... Read More
A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Kelly
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Hirsutism: I agree with the other comments. But you might want to check a testosterone level to rule out true hirsutism. Extreme male pattern hair growth in a ... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Kelly
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Insuffiency: You probably have pancreatic insuffiency. That is a condition where your pancreas doesn't make enough of your digestive enzymes. Your pancreas can l... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Kelly
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Safe on Depo: No, you don't have any extra risk of getting pregnant. You can have sex as many times per day as you want and you'll still be protected. D... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Kelly
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
What hormones?: We need more info. Are you referring to estrogen or other hormones? Do you have infertility? Do you have a potential PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndr... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Kelly
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Don't know, prob OK: We don't know for sure as hydroxycut hasn't been well studied . Be aware that one version of hydroxycut was causing kidney damage in 2009 and was pul... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Kelly
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Could be bacteria: It might not be a yeast infection. You could have a bacterial infection. You need a vaginal swab to make the diagnosis and then they can prescribe t... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Kelly
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Anti-histamines: Take Allegra, Claritin, or Zyrtec before you leave. And take some Benadryl (diphenhydramine) with you in case you have an allergic reaction (and your... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Kelly
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Go see a doctor!: And in the meantime get a glucose meter and start checking your fingerstick glucose levels. Check your fingersticks in the morning and before dinner ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Kelly
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Yes, of course u can: The only issues will be ED (erectile dysfunction), pregnancy, & maybe some infections (bladder infections & vaginal yeast infections). ED can... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Kelly
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
More testing needed: You are prob a pre-diabetic or have a metabolic syndrome. You need further testing to confirm. Ask your doctor for a Hemoglobin A1C test. It gives ... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Kelly
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Still low: If you missed 1 active pill (up to 48 hours late) - take your missed pill as soon as remembered (you may take two pills in one day) -- use the rest of... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Kelly
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Hypoglycemia: It can be fatal. But usually only in type 1s who go into DKA (diabetic ketoacidosis). But can be serious in any diabetic as your brain shuts down or... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Kelly
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Insulin pump: It is worn on the outside of your body. Patients can clip it on a belt, put it in their pocket, put it in their bra, and there are even underwear or ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Kelly
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Low blood glucose: The normal range is 70-100. So hypoglycemia is anything <70.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Kelly
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Diff meds : These are two completely diff meds with diff mechanisms of action and totally diff potential side effects . Both can be useful for fibromyalgia (FM).... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Kelly
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
You can: Sperm seem to survive for about 3-5 days in the female's uterus or Fallopian tubes. So you could get pregnant that same day if the egg has already be... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Kelly
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Yes: It is safe to split Zoloft (sertraline) in half. It is not an extended release pill so there isn't any issue with half doses. Some pills are even sc... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Kelly
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Probably -don't know: We don't know as I doubt that it has ever been studied well. It might slow down the clearance of Soma (carisoprodol). Just watch for more Soma (cari... Read More

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Aug 17, 2014
Dr. Kelly cares about his patients. Takes his time to analyze the problem. Highly recommended
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Kelly is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower6
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Kelly is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This made me feel good. Thanks! Thanks! I did have multiple in my neck.. they are anechoic and the tech said he wouldn't worry. Has been there since January though.
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Does getting it 're recsuterized lesson the chance of a bleed out again? Please email me an answer please Valkos82323@hotmail.com
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thanks sir, you gave me right guidance to save money, i.e test once and not twice.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Nevada School of Medicine, NV
Graduated 1994MD

Residency

University of Nevada
Completed 1997

Awards

Associate Editor, Spectrum Journal, American Diabetes Association
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