Dr. Felecia Sumner

Family Medicine
Newtown Square, PA
12 years experience female

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My office hours

Thursday: Closed
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About

Bio

I am a family medicine physician, speaker, and community health advocate within Delaware County, PA. I am actively involved in community health education, and have presented on healthy lifestyle, nutrition, and disease prevention across the country.

Specialties
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Family Medicine

Licenses

United States: Georgia, Pennsylvania

Doctor Q&A

325 Answers
248 Agrees
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A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Felecia Sumner
Family Medicine 12 years experience
Chest pain: Chest pain could be due to a number of possibilities - some concerning, others more benign. What you're describing could be a sign of heart disease, b... Read More
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A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Felecia Sumner
Family Medicine 12 years experience
See your doctor: You are describing a lot of vague symptoms, but some are concerning. This could potentially be from a pinched nerve, or something more serious. See yo... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Felecia Sumner
Family Medicine 12 years experience
Difficult to tell: It is tough to tell just from your description exactly what this spot could be due to. The possibilities include a nevus (benign mole)... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Felecia Sumner
Family Medicine 12 years experience
See doctor: See a doctor. You will need a prescription for an antibiotic. Either in suppository form or by pill form.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Felecia Sumner
Family Medicine 12 years experience
Infection?: This could be from an infection or potentially pregnancy. See a doctor to get tested. Best wishes.
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Felecia Sumner
Family Medicine 12 years experience
Not really: It doesn't help, from a healing standpoint, for you to lay on a hard vs soft surface if you have back pain. With your pain, you should just lie in the... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Felecia Sumner
Family Medicine 12 years experience
Lymph node: What you felt is quite likely a lymph node. From the sound of it, it does not appear to be of concern. Many people have lymph nodes that they feel, an... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Felecia Sumner
Family Medicine 12 years experience
Kinda: Aside from being an antibiotic, doxycycline does have some anti-inflammatory properties as well. Should not be used strictly as an antiinflammatory m... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Felecia Sumner
Family Medicine 12 years experience
Ignore: Don't be upset - these are only maturity spots! If they are irritating, have them removed.
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Felecia Sumner
Family Medicine 12 years experience
Sinus: Your symptoms sound like they could be due to sinus congestion, and quite possibly a sinus infection, known as sinusitis. It would be best to see a d... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Felecia Sumner
Family Medicine 12 years experience
Need more info: This seems like a normal level for early pregnancy, but to be sure, you should state how many weeks you are. As long as you're having an appropriate r... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Felecia Sumner
Family Medicine 12 years experience
Quite likely: If you are breastfeeding, however, then you may also have some cramping and bleeding, and that could delay your period for up to 6 months.
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Felecia Sumner
Family Medicine 12 years experience
No, but...: The physical trauma from a slip and fall cannot cause hypothyroidism. However, the stress/emotional trauma that you may deal with afterwards could tri... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Felecia Sumner
Family Medicine 12 years experience
No: HPV is a virus, meaning that your body will never get rid of it, but it will learn how to suppress the symptoms. Even though you were treated and symp... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Felecia Sumner
Family Medicine 12 years experience
Yes: More severe dry skin is also called eczema. Stay well hydrated, moisturize your skin daily, and take cool (instead of hot) showers. Yes, you can have ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Felecia Sumner
Family Medicine 12 years experience
See dentist: Were you diagnosed with gingivitis by your doctor or dentist? You should never take antibiotics that weren't exactly prescribed for your condition. It... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Felecia Sumner
Family Medicine 12 years experience
Deficiency?: It is possible that you could be deficient in Iron or Vitamin B, especially considering your medications and previous surgery. Consider discussing thi... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Felecia Sumner
Family Medicine 12 years experience
Fever: Fever that lasts more than 72 hours, especially if you don't know the cause, should be evaluated by your doctor. Glad to hear you're feeling better to... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Felecia Sumner
Family Medicine 12 years experience
Difficult to tell: Have you had sexual intercourse within 72 hours of ovulation? Then, it's possible. Your discharge could also just be normal cervical mucus that i... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Felecia Sumner
Family Medicine 12 years experience
Maybe hormonal: This could be hormonal, and is sometimes common for women your age. Although, you won't know for sure unless you have a breast exam. It would be wise ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Felecia Sumner
Family Medicine 12 years experience
Knee injury: Based on the symptoms you described, you may have injured your knee - possibly a ligament or meniscus. To what extent, it is difficult to tell without... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Felecia Sumner
Family Medicine 12 years experience
Consider derm clinic: Everyone scars differently. If you've scarred badly with previous cuts, than it is likely you could scar with mole removal. If not, than you may not s... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Felecia Sumner
Family Medicine 12 years experience
Unlikely : It's unlikely that it's your gall bladder considering the location of your pain. It is much more likely that your pain could be due to a Gyn or GI/bow... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Felecia Sumner
Family Medicine 12 years experience
3rd trimester: If it is constant "tightness" that doesn't go away, you may be experiencing round ligament pain, which is stretching. Sometimes a warm ... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Felecia Sumner
Family Medicine 12 years experience
Sinusitis: The symptoms you describe may be from sinusitis (this is likely viral, although it could be bacterial). You can try nasal saline sprays and warm compr... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Felecia Sumner
Family Medicine 12 years experience
Ruptured cyst: It is very common for ovarian cysts to rupture, and at that time, you can have abdominal cramping that feels like a period. This is nothing to worry a... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Felecia Sumner
Family Medicine 12 years experience
2/7/14: Based on your due date, if your menstrual cycle is regular, then you would've conceived approximately February 7, 2014. This also depends on how accur... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Felecia Sumner
Family Medicine 12 years experience
Period light first: When you are experiencing the first few days of your period (or sometimes your last), you can have slower rate of bleeding. This can often be seen as... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Felecia Sumner
Family Medicine 12 years experience
Yes: There are no studies that have yet to show that skipping your period by not taking the placebo has an harmful effects on your health. You may not be a... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Felecia Sumner
Family Medicine 12 years experience
Need more info: Do you mean your period has not appeared ever, or it's late? There are many possibilities depending on what you mean. If you are just starting to have... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Felecia Sumner
Family Medicine 12 years experience
Yes: If your friend is having regular periods and negative pregnancy tests, then she is not pregnant. If she is having other symptoms that would lead her t... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Felecia Sumner
Family Medicine 12 years experience
See dentist/doctor: Tooth pain could be due to a number of reasons, including a dental abscess/infection. It is recommended that you see a Dentist ASAP to have it further... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Felecia Sumner
Family Medicine 12 years experience
Pancytopenia : There are a number of potential causes for what you describe as "anemia" or even "pancytopenia", which include cancers, enlarged spleen, lupus, medici... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Felecia Sumner
Family Medicine 12 years experience
See a physician: It is possible that you may have had an early miscarriage. With your fever, there could be an infection (also known as septic abortion). Especially if... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Felecia Sumner
Family Medicine 12 years experience
Difficult to tell: On some occasions, if discharge is due to an infection, you may have some other accompanying symptoms, such as irritation/itching/burning, pain, etc. ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Felecia Sumner
Family Medicine 12 years experience
Infection: This could be from an infection. See a doctor to get tested. Best wishes.
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Felecia Sumner
Family Medicine 12 years experience
Possibly: Taking Plan B can oftentimes cause "withdrawal bleeding" or even throw off your usual cycle. This is very common. If you took plan B within ... Read More
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Felecia Sumner
Family Medicine 12 years experience
Unlikely: It is unlikely that she is pregnant if she took plan B within 48 hours of sexual intercourse, and also had withdrawal bleeding. She should, however, m... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Felecia Sumner
Family Medicine 12 years experience
Yes: There should be no complications to having a repeat ultrasound 20 days later, but why? Has this been recommended by your physician? Unless it has been... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Felecia Sumner
Family Medicine 12 years experience
Muscle strain : There are many potential causes of calf pain, the most common of which is a muscle strain. Try to ice the area and take an anti-inflammatory medicine ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Felecia Sumner
Family Medicine 12 years experience
Ignore: Adhere to "BRAT diet" until you're beginning to feel better.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Felecia Sumner
Family Medicine 12 years experience
Rest: Be sure to keep stressful situations away and get plenty of rest.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Felecia Sumner
Family Medicine 12 years experience
Ignore: Always come in with a list, so your visit with the doctor is effective and directed.
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Felecia Sumner
Family Medicine 12 years experience
Inhale regularly: You can just breathe regularly when you are administering the spray. And, be sure to prime pump the spray until a fine mist appears, if you haven't us... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Felecia Sumner
Family Medicine 12 years experience
Unlikely: If you had your period after sexual intercourse, then it is unlikely for you to get pregnant, as the egg would need a place on your uterus to implant.... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Felecia Sumner
Family Medicine 12 years experience
Ignore: Be sure not to take hot showers - it can strip the body of natural oils.
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Felecia Sumner
Family Medicine 12 years experience
Treatment: Mild sleep apnea is usually treated with lifestyle changes: 1. Weight loss in overweight and obese patients, with consideration of bariatric surgery 2... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Felecia Sumner
Family Medicine 12 years experience
Ignore: If they are unsightly to you, consider seeing a dermatologist. Sometimes injections can help removal.
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Felecia Sumner
Family Medicine 12 years experience
See specialist: There are many great treatments out there now to help with wound healing. First, it is important to determine the cause of your uncle's wound. Fr... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Felecia Sumner
Family Medicine 12 years experience
No: The Depo shot will still be effective, even if you've taken Plan B.
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Testimonials
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Jul 14, 2014
It gives me pleasure to recommend Dr. Sumner as a top doctor. She is very responsive, having responded promptly to multiple questions, from the same patient, in a day. Patients have requested her, l...Read More
Dr. James Lin
Jul 15, 2014
I like & admire Dr. Summer's stock of passion & compassion, wealth of specialty knowledge, and keen instinct to conjecture useful solutions beyond available facts... So, I recommend her without reserv...Read More
Jul 19, 2014
Excellent well thought out answers. An excellent resource for patients and an asset to healthtap. Anybody who takes their personal time, to answer patient questions and does so without anything in ret...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! I didn't know Lamictal can cause insomnia. I was prescribed it today for insomnia after Latuda for Schizoaffective Disorder Bipolar Type didn't help. Thank you for this!
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Thank you so much for the reply. I've been dealing with this heart problem for a long time and it means a lot that someone would help me for free. You're a very kind person.
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you so much for your help I'm in the er now as we speak I'll keep u updated on my results

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, PA
Graduated 2011MD

Residency

CROZER CHESTER MEDICAL CENTER
Completed 2014

Awards

Community Project Award
Top Family Physician, Second Place, Philadelphia Region - Summer
2014
Thought Leader Doctor, Third Place, Philadelphia Region - Summer
2014

Affiliations

American Osteopathic Association
American Academy Family Physicians
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