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Dr. Jeff McFadden

Family Medicine
Sycamore, IL
24 years experience male

Locations

Dekalb Clinic

Sycamore, IL

Address

1850 Gateway Drive, Sycamore, IL, US
Directions

My office hours

Thursday: 7:00am - 7:00pm
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Fax

(815) 756-4941

Insurances accepted

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois

UnitedHealthcare

Aetna

Cigna

Coventry Health Care

Health Alliance Plan

Medicare

Tricare

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About

Bio

I am board certified in family medicine and a member of the American Academy of Family Practice. I completed medical school at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences in 1997 and completed a traditional rotating internship in St. Louis, MO in 1998. I completed my family medicine residency at Kansas University Medical Center, graduating in 2001. I was inspired to go into medicine by my father who was a hospital administrator and my brother who is a physician as well. I see patients for a variety of illnesses and injuries in an urgent care and previously practiced traditional family medicine for 12 years. I find a variety of illnesses both challenging and rewarding. I find gratification in helping patients with immediate problems and facilitating patient medical education.

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.

Family Medicine

Internal Medicine and Pediatrics

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Preventive Medicine

Urgent Care

Licenses

United States: Illinois

Doctor Q&A

195 Answers
555 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff McFadden
Family Medicine 24 years experience
No.: Gallstones are unrelated to LDL levels. High LDL-C is a major risk factor for atherosclerosis/arteriosclerosis and other associated co-morbidities.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff McFadden
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Yes: If you have ovulated around days 14-16 it's possible.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff McFadden
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Well..: Dehydration and infection can make you dizzy or lightheaded and weak. Unlike vertigo which is a sense of spinning. Drink lots of fluids and get rest... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff McFadden
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Today!: Yes it sounds like you probably have osteomyelitis again or infection from some other source. If you can't get in today with your orthopedist or one ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff McFadden
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Spasm.: It sounds mostly muscular. Heat, massage, NSAIDS, rest and time heal most simple muscular injuries. See your doctor if painful or not improving in 5... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Jeff McFadden
Family Medicine 24 years experience
See a doctor.: Numbness for this long is not normal and needs further investigation. There are numerous possibilities for the numbness but best to get checked. How... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff McFadden
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Could be.: Allergies whether food or environmental, asthma and eczema (atopic dermatitis) are all related and frequently concomitant. Sounds like eczema but hav... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Jeff McFadden
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Coloration.: The color of hair is not concerning but honey-crusted lesions on the scrotum could indicate impetigo or infection of the scrotum. This may need to be... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff McFadden
Family Medicine 24 years experience
No.: These would be signs of liver and maybe coexisting heart failure. The biopsy was likely done to confirm liver damage and cirrhosis due to alcohol, he... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff McFadden
Family Medicine 24 years experience
It shouldn't.: Progesterone only does have some common side effects like possible irregular or no menstration and weight gain while taking this pill but fatigue and ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff McFadden
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Hcg?: Once pregnant, hcg levels double every 24-48 hours. So the later into pregnancy the higher the hcg will rise exponentially. I hope that answers your... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff McFadden
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Hmmm.: It takes 4-6 weeks for your TSH to normalize. Although I agree with taking 125 mcg it may be too soon to raise to 137 mcg. Most docs try to get your... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff McFadden
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Depends: On the OBGYN. But usually you will not be considered high risk for pregnancy without other medical problems. However, you are at higher risk to have... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff McFadden
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Most likely.: Your breasts get sore as the level of estrogen rises after your period. I would talk to your primary doctor or GYN regarding treatment options to hel... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff McFadden
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Cyst.: Sounds like acne or a sebaceous cyst. They are normal. But if it keeps recurring or becoming painful I would seek help from your doctor or dermatolo... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff McFadden
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Probably.: This does sound like anal or vaginal mucous and not concerning. However, if persistent for days or you develop other unusual symptoms I would check w... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff McFadden
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Yes.: There should be no problem. It would be helpful to know how much morphine we are talking about. Keflex is metabolized by kidney only and gets out th... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeff McFadden
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Ignore: These lesions can be unsightly and annoying but harmless. I routinely do cryotherapy for removal.
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff McFadden
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Hyperhydrosis: This can be a hard problem to treat. You can try antiperspirants like DrySol on hands if not too irritating. Electrolysis by a dermatologist can hel... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeff McFadden
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Depends: Nothing unless you are symptomatic. This is likely normal. Any other intraarticular injury causing increased fluid would have been noted on MRI.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff McFadden
Family Medicine 24 years experience
IDK: Do you have any neuromuscular disorders? Do you walk normal? If so, the reflex should be there. Sometimes can be harder to illicit reflex on one si... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff McFadden
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Maybe: Yes. Or it could be different cysts. Cysts are usually only painful when enlarged and ruptured/bleeding with evidence of cul-de-sac fluid.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff McFadden
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Yes: Tramadol is considered a mild narcotic in the US and controlled by many states. It is similar to codeine in pain relief in most people. Morphine is ... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff McFadden
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Depends: It looks like you are being treated for acid reflux as a chronic condition. It is true that continued uncontrolled symptoms 2 or more times a week n... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff McFadden
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Not really: You may have no periods or irregular periods on the Depo-Provera shot. If bleeding persists longer than a week or is unusually heavier than prior per... Read More
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeff McFadden
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Genotype?: Ask your GI doctor or hepatologist which genotype of hep C you have and which medications could help eradicate the disease. Also check with the pharm... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff McFadden
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Yes.: Lymph node swelling is likely from allergies and post nasal drip. Also, some lymph node chains may be more superficial on one side another. But have... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff McFadden
Family Medicine 24 years experience
See OBGYN: Dysparunia is common and treatable but it sounds like there could be estrogen deficiency and some endocrine tests may be needed. See your OBGYN for f... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeff McFadden
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Fertility.: I'm assuming you and your significant other are trying to get pregnant. Follow the advice of the fertility expert and have sex around time of female ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeff McFadden
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Enhancement?: I only speak enough French to get me into trouble but I think you are asking about penile enlargement/enhancement? Generally speaking, there is not a... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff McFadden
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Allergies?: These are called allergic shiners and are part of allergy symptoms. Swelling of the veins like a hemorrhoid under the eyes is causing the dark circle... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff McFadden
Family Medicine 24 years experience
No taper necessary: No you don't need to taper if taking a short course usually less than a week or a sustained low dose for extended periods.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff McFadden
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Yes: Yes. Iron deficiency symptoms are associated with restless leg syndrome. If your periods are heavy, get your iron level checked and discuss options ... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeff McFadden
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Possibly: See a primary physician or psychiatrist to discuss symptoms and screening questionnaire. More likely with a family history. Medication with or witho... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff McFadden
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Vitamin supplements: Vitamin supplements are still controversial without proven benefit especially with well-balanced diet. Proven vitamin deficiencies are a different st... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff McFadden
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Get it looked at!: Sounds like it could be a skin infection which may need treatment. Have a doctor look at it soon.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff McFadden
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Yes.: That should not be a problem. Make sure you get regular preventative exams with your primary physician and he/she monitors your kidney function perio... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff McFadden
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Yes: Assuming the same US standard lab range values. Keep taking the iron as prescribed. I'm guessing you are taking due to iron loss from menstrual cycl... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff McFadden
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Distress.: The child sounds in distress and needs to be taken to ER immediately. There are many possibilities such as juvenile diabetes, cardiac or lung problem... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff McFadden
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Within a month.: Nobody can tell you exactly because we are all different. If your weight changes or your physical activity changes this can change your cycle. Other... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeff McFadden
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Absolutely.: The most common thigh problem is patellofemoral syndrome especially in females. Usually X-ray may be used to rule out other causes of knee pain. Phy... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff McFadden
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Depends: On why your doctor chose ciprofloxin for your infection. Tendonopathy is a possible result from quinolone use but extremely rare. Ask your doctor if... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff McFadden
Family Medicine 24 years experience
No: Lithium has side effects but most people don't have problems unless they become toxic. Follow up with your doctor sooner if you experience symptoms l... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff McFadden
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Yes: There is a chance the hydrocele can return after surgery. Talk to the surgeon about what percentage he/she has seen in his/her practice. There are s... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff McFadden
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Prob normal: Some women can be regular like clock work and others aren't. Increasing exercise in the summer can change cycle. Give it another week or so then che... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff McFadden
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Just outside skin: You can use on labia but not made for intravaginal use. Use monostat or similar intravaginally or other rx like diflucan (fluconazole) from your doct... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff McFadden
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Not really : The intra articular damage will continue to produce joint fluid and swelling. If it becomes severe or painful seek medical attention.
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeff McFadden
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Skin abnormality.: It's impossible to say what the "cluster of beads" you are referring to is. But safe to say, if you've had it your whole life you should be fine. Ha... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeff McFadden
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Coincidence maybe?: The chances of 3 people waking up the same night in the same household with leg cramping would be along the same odds of getting hit by lightning twic... Read More

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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
Jul 7, 2014
Dr. McFadden comes highly recommended, and is an important member of the HealthTap Network in providing thoughtfui, concise, and relevant answers. He is kind, and cares a lot about patients, and givin...Read More
Jul 23, 2014
Dr. McFadden is a wonderfully compassionate family physician who is an incredible and valuable representation of our profession. You are in good, skilled, and trustworthy hands when receiving care und...Read More
Aug 3, 2014
Dr. McFadden fights to do what is right for his patients. He is truly concerned for their wellbeing and wants them to get the medical care they deserve.
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Only one kidney since birth, grew to compensate. Never had any issues with it though. Keen to keep on top of my health! Thanks so much. :)
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This made me feel good. Thanks! I AM FIXING TO START TAKING THIS GARCINIA CAMBOGIA AND I TAKE XANAX AND LASIX AND HCTZ IS THAT OK ????
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Not pregnant. Eating smaller healthy foods. That's why I'm stumped.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences College of Osteopathic Medicine, MO
Graduated 1997MD

Residency

Kansas Univeristy Medical Center
Completed 2001

Awards

Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences
Cum Laude, Kansas City University of Medicine
Top Family Physician, First Place, Illinois - Summer
2014

Affiliations

American Academy of Family Practice
American Medical Association
Illinois State Medical Society
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