Dr. Alan Kelly

Internal Medicine
Spokane, WA
29 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
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Internal Medicine

Diabetology

Endocrinology

Geriatrics

Licenses

United States: Oregon, Washington

Doctor Q&A

100 Answers
25 Agrees
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Kelly
Internal Medicine 29 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
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Kelly
Internal Medicine 29 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
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Kelly
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Low blood glucose: The normal range is 70-100. So hypoglycemia is anything <70.
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Kelly
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Yes: That is a safe combo, even with the metoprolol. It is a common combo. The only issues are that the naproxen can sometimes raise blood pressure. And... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Kelly
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
No: Green tea contains some caffeine and so could actually stimulate you and could make your anxiety worse.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Kelly
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Probably: You might have damaged some local nerve branches with your laceration. Or you might have decreased sensation 2nd to the edema or even the anesthesia ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Kelly
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Becoming more common: It's a trend. You'll see Nurse Practitioners & Physician Assistants (PAs) in all the medical fields now. APNs are RNs (registered nurses) that w... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Kelly
Internal Medicine 29 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
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Kelly
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Depends: It depends on age, health, sex, activity levels, & diabetes. You're a female in your 20s, so most nutritionists would say that you can have 45-60 ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Kelly
Internal Medicine 29 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
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Kelly
Internal Medicine 29 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
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A member asked:
Dr. Alan Kelly
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Trisomy 16: Trisomy 16 is a fetus w/ three copies of this chromosome instead of the usual 2. It is responsible for almost 10% of miscarriages in the US. Although... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Kelly
Internal Medicine 29 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
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Kelly
Internal Medicine 29 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
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Kelly
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Diabetic risk factor: 1. Do your parents have type 2 diabetes? If both parents have type 2, then there is significant risk that you will also. 2. Weigh yourself - being... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Kelly
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Back or ribs?: The cause could be a bruise, cracked rib, cracked vertebrae, or a pinched thoracic nerve. I suppose it could be a pulmonary cause that is unrelated t... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Alan Kelly
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Get biopsy/surgery: I know that your PET scan was negative, & that is reassuring, but I would still recommend a biopsy because of the growth of this nodule. If your ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Kelly
Internal Medicine 29 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
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Kelly
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
? - Zestoreric is BP: Zestoreric is a blood pressure pill, not for allergies. It is a combo pill that contains Lisinopril and hydrochlorothiazide - an ACE inhibitor and a... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Kelly
Internal Medicine 29 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
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Kelly
Internal Medicine 29 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
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Kelly
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
You'll be fine: The green tea is a stimulant, but the Benadryl (diphenhydramine) in your ibuprofen PM is a sedative. So they'll tend to cancel each other's potential... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Kelly
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
No: So we need to know what you mean by "diabetic foot." Do you mean neuropathy? The tingling, burning, or loss of sensation? Or do you have open sores... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Kelly
Internal Medicine 29 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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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Kelly
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
No, not really: Heavy post menopausal bleeding is never normal, as it can be a sign of uterine cancer. She's had a negative endometrial biopsy though. She might hav... Read More
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A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Kelly
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Heel pain: If the pain is directly beneath the heel bone (calcaneus), then it is probably a heel spur or fx. If slightly to the front of the hee... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Kelly
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Fasting w/ diabetes: It can be a problem. If you drop into sig. Hypoglycemia then your only option is to eat or drink some glucose (sugar). Or you could use a Glucagon p... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Kelly
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Good hygiene: MRSA is a bacteria (methicillin resistant staph aureus). It is spread by direct contact, not through the air. So you, and everyone in the office, an... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Kelly
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Missed pills: If you miss 1 active pill (up to 48 hours late) then take your missed pill as soon as remember (you may take 2 pills in one day) -- then use the rest... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Kelly
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Yes: If you got a prescription for metronidazole 2 grams, then the answer is yes. You'll take 4 of the 500 mg pills all at once. Check out this link: ht... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Kelly
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Need more details: We need to see your actual blood tests. Maybe you are not dehydrated. An elevated BUN can be a sign of dehydration but can also be a sign of other m... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Kelly
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
You could be: There is a chance of pregnancy since you just started the pill. And you mean Nov 14th, correct? But if you started on Nov 7th then you wouldn't be o... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Kelly
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Yes, might be: It could be kidney cancer (renal cell carcinoma). Your husband is going to need a biopsy. And the usual way to do a kidney biopsy is to do actual su... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Kelly
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Unpredictable: You never know. A gastric (stomach) ulcer could bleed today or it might never bleed significantly. It depends on how bad the ulcer is and whether th... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Kelly
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
No: It isn't harmful to take them together. It is NOT the case that they'll interact badly and cause side effects. But the Mylanta could interfere with ... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Kelly
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Probably not: You probably have reached your maximum height at age 20. There is a calculation to estimate future height in boys: [(mother's height + 5") + father'... Read More
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Kelly
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Watch for concussion: Symptoms that can happen minutes to hours after a concussion include: ●Memory loss – People sometimes forget what caused their injury, as well as w... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Kelly
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Prolactinoma?: There are lots of potential causes, including pregnancy, but you stated that you are still a virgin. I wonder about a prolactinoma. This condition i... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Kelly
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Probably normal: It's probably a normal reactive lymph node. It could be reacting to an infection or antigen in your system or be left over from a previous infection.... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Kelly
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Yes, it is safe: I don't know of any reason to contraindicate the use of lorazepam in Wolff Parkinson White syndrome. Lorazepam is a benzodiazepine sedative and is no... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Alan Kelly
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Unlikely: IF those stones were radioactive (unlikely - not radioactive enough), then they could emit gamma rays (think x-rays) that could penetrate your body an... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Kelly
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Fat doesn't burn: Not in the way that you are probably thinking. The triglyceride molecules (TGs) are pulled from your fat cells and sent back into your circulation. ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Kelly
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Lower carb diet: Cut back on refined carbs, starch, & sugar. So less rice, potatoes, bread, candies, desserts, etc. Eat more green, non-starchy veggies, & mo... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Kelly
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Try CBT: You might want to try cognitive behavioral therapy. It can be more goal & skill-set oriented. It assumes that changing negative thinking leads t... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Kelly
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Could be normal: You might have just compressed your sciatic nerve - the main nerve from your spine that extends all the way to the toes. Sometimes you can sit on thi... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Kelly
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Withdrawal, perhaps: You might be experiencing Wellbutrin (bupropion) withdrawal. You might ask your doc to taper your dose so that you can come off of the med w/out sig ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Kelly
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
May just be a sty: A sty is an infected secretory gland in your eyelid. This common infection results from blocked glands within the eyelid. When the gland is blocked, ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Kelly
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Bacterial Vaginosis: You probably have a vaginal infection caused by bacteria instead of the more common yeast infection. The most common symptom is a smelly vaginal disc... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Kelly
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
BV: Bacterial vaginosis (BV) is an imbalance of bacteria in your vagina. Experts are not sure what causes the imbalance. Make sure that you have the fis... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Kelly
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Go see a doc!: You could have an infection or cancer. Go see a doctor. You need an examination and x-rays.
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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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