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Dr. Felecia Sumner

Family Medicine
Newtown Square, PA
11 years experience female

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Office

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Wednesday: 8:00am - 4:00pm
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Insurances accepted

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Prudential Insurance Company of America

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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.

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Family Medicine

Licenses

United States: Georgia, Pennsylvania

Doctor Q&A

325 Answers
248 Agrees
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Felecia Sumner
Family Medicine 11 years experience
Healthy foods: A combination diet rich in fruits, vegetables, legumes, and low-fat dairy products and low in snacks, sweets, meats, and saturated and total fat are t... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Felecia Sumner
Family Medicine 11 years experience
Strep: You could either have a case of strep that has become resistant to the typical antibiotics, meaning that the bacteria has found a way to "outwit" the ... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Felecia Sumner
Family Medicine 11 years experience
Ignore: Listen and follow your doctor's instructions. Bed rest if needed.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Felecia Sumner
Family Medicine 11 years experience
Ignore: Everyone develops on their own different timeline. Be patient and enjoy the ride.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Felecia Sumner
Family Medicine 11 years experience
Ignore: Get plenty of rest, and eat foods high in Vitamin C.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Felecia Sumner
Family Medicine 11 years experience
Ignore: If this is a common occurrence for you, there is usually an explanation. See your doctor to discuss.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Felecia Sumner
Family Medicine 11 years experience
Ignore: It is best to have your entire family involved in your treatment.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Felecia Sumner
Family Medicine 11 years experience
Ignore: Many problems in your rectal area have similar symptoms and are incorrectly said to be hemorrhoids.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Felecia Sumner
Family Medicine 11 years experience
Call Ob/Gyn: Cramping, especially, after that type of procedure could just be from irritation, but can also be a potential early sign of miscarriage. You should ca... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Felecia Sumner
Family Medicine 11 years experience
Headache: Headaches could be due to a number of different causes. Sometimes migraines, tension headaches or even dehydration. If your headache is not relieved w... Read More
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Felecia Sumner
Family Medicine 11 years experience
Yes: Your allergic reaction will not transfer to your breasted baby. If you took any medications for your reaction, however, you should be sure that they w... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Felecia Sumner
Family Medicine 11 years experience
Probably too early : Sometimes it is too early for an ultrasound to pick up all of the normal findings of an early pregnancy. This is likely a normal finding so early. Spe... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Felecia Sumner
Family Medicine 11 years experience
Difficult to tell: There are so many possibilities as to why you could be developing these bumps, which could include an allergic rash ("contact dermatitis"), dry skin, ... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Felecia Sumner
Family Medicine 11 years experience
See a doctor: This could be a sign of an STI (sexually transmitted infection) and could become quite serious if not treated in time. Please see a doctor to have thi... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Felecia Sumner
Family Medicine 11 years experience
Not quite..: Sorry to hear you're not feeling well. Your headache and mildly elevated heart rate may be just be results/side effects of the procedure, secondary to... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Felecia Sumner
Family Medicine 11 years experience
See your doctor: You are describing symptoms that could be from a number of possibilities. This could potentially be from a pinched nerve, TMJ, muscle strain, Bell's p... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Felecia Sumner
Family Medicine 11 years experience
Yes: There are no known interactions with these medicines combined.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Felecia Sumner
Family Medicine 11 years experience
May be too early: If you are pregnant, your HCG level is not yet high enough to the threshold that the home pregnancy test was made to detect. Many times, the HCG level... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Felecia Sumner
Family Medicine 11 years experience
Maybe: It is possible. You can try to take a home pregnancy test to be sure. If it's negative and you're still concerned, test again in 2-3 days. Another pos... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Felecia Sumner
Family Medicine 11 years experience
Ignore: Talk to your doctor before having any surgery (to adjust your medicine dose).
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Felecia Sumner
Family Medicine 11 years experience
Ignore: Tell your doctor about all your medicines. Some contain lactose.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Felecia Sumner
Family Medicine 11 years experience
Ignore: If these are bothersome to you, talk to your dermatologist about options for removal.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Felecia Sumner
Family Medicine 11 years experience
Ignore: Keep your legs elevated when at rest.
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Felecia Sumner
Family Medicine 11 years experience
See primary or ENT: It is not uncommon for you to have some hearing disturbance with sinusitis or soon afterwards, but it should not last for long. It is tough to tell ex... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Felecia Sumner
Family Medicine 11 years experience
See eye doctor: It is possible you may have scratched an important layer of your eye. The only way to know for sure is by having your eyes thoroughly examined with in... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Felecia Sumner
Family Medicine 11 years experience
Infection?: Where is your stomach pain? How long has this been going on? Based on the symptoms you provide, it's quite possible that you could have a Urinary Trac... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Felecia Sumner
Family Medicine 11 years experience
Possibly pregnant: You could possibly be pregnant if sexually active. Take a pregnancy test to be sure. Best wishes.
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Felecia Sumner
Family Medicine 11 years experience
See doctor: It is tough to tell just from your description exactly what these bumps could be due to. The possibilities include eczema, infection, heat rash, etc. ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Felecia Sumner
Family Medicine 11 years experience
Bloating: Consider eating smaller portions. Overeating can cause bloating. Limit fats in your diet. Be sure to eat slowly ("chew for every tooth you have!") - i... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Felecia Sumner
Family Medicine 11 years experience
Memory Loss: Memory loss could be due to a number of things, including stress, depression, medicines, etc. If this is making it difficult for you to function or su... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Felecia Sumner
Family Medicine 11 years experience
Depends: It depends on how you were feeling at the time. Being short of breath or having chest pain or persistent fever are possible reasons to go to ER. Howev... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Felecia Sumner
Family Medicine 11 years experience
No: Based on your due date of Nov 15th, then it is likely you conceived on February 22nd. Congrats on your pregnancy, and best wishes.
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Felecia Sumner
Family Medicine 11 years experience
Likely allergies: Based on the symptoms you describe, it is likely that you have allergies that are affecting your eyes - also known as "allergic conjunctivitis". You c... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Felecia Sumner
Family Medicine 11 years experience
See doctor: Where is your soreness? Abdomen or back? Were you originally tested for a UTI, or was it diagnosed over the phone/by history. Usually your symptoms sh... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Felecia Sumner
Family Medicine 11 years experience
No: There's an extremely minimal chance that you could have a false negative 3 hr glucose test. You would have to hydrate yourself with a LARGE amount of ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Felecia Sumner
Family Medicine 11 years experience
Yes: A hemorrhagic ovarian cyst can definitely be a cause of spotting. I would definitely keep your doctor's advice, however, to follow up in 6 weeks abou... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Felecia Sumner
Family Medicine 11 years experience
See a physician: If a child has waxing and waning fever, especially if it has been for more than 3 days, he should see a doctor to be examined. There are a number of p... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Felecia Sumner
Family Medicine 11 years experience
Possibly : If you are still having symptoms, including abdominal pain, cramping, or bleeding, then see your physician. They may recommend bloodwork and/or a pelv... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Felecia Sumner
Family Medicine 11 years experience
No: No, it can not. Best wishes.
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Felecia Sumner
Family Medicine 11 years experience
Lifestyle changes: A combination diet rich in fruits, vegetables, legumes, and low-fat dairy products and low in snacks, sweets, meats, and saturated and total fat are t... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Felecia Sumner
Family Medicine 11 years experience
Ignore: Do be sure you're tested and treated for all appropriate STDs.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Felecia Sumner
Family Medicine 11 years experience
Ignore: Keep an eye on what you eat, as this could affect your INR (blood thinning) level.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Felecia Sumner
Family Medicine 11 years experience
Ignore: Talk to your doctor about starting a birth control if these are difficult to deal with on your own.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Felecia Sumner
Family Medicine 11 years experience
TMJ: You likely have "Temporomandibular Joint syndrome", also known as "TMJ Syndrome". This is not scary, and most of the time it resolves on it's own, if ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Felecia Sumner
Family Medicine 11 years experience
Depends: What did you go to the hospital for? Were you bleeding? Did they evaluate you for a possible miscarriage? It is tough to tell based off of your questi... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Felecia Sumner
Family Medicine 11 years experience
Need more info: A slower rate of bleeding can often be seen as just brown blood or lighter bleeding, as opposed to the bright red blood. However, if your periods hav... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Felecia Sumner
Family Medicine 11 years experience
Gas/constipation : This could be from constipation. Are you staying well hydrated? Be sure to eat slowly - it takes about 20 minutes for your stomach to catch up to you... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Felecia Sumner
Family Medicine 11 years experience
Hormonal: As your body is preparing to ovulate, there are hormonal changes that prepare your uterus for the possibility of pregnancy. One of these changes inclu... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Felecia Sumner
Family Medicine 11 years experience
No: No, it is very common to be emotional during pregnancy due to hormone changes. This does not affect the baby. If you feel depressed or any feelings of... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Felecia Sumner
Family Medicine 11 years experience
Possibly: Taking Plan B can oftentimes throw of your usual cycle. So, your period may come a bit later than usual. If you find that your period is more than a f... Read More

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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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