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Dr. John Short

Emergency Medicine
Olympia, WA
32 years experience male

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Specialties
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Emergency Medicine

Wilderness Medicine

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

10 Answers
4 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Short
Emergency Medicine 32 years experience
No: Not strep. Blisters are often a symptom of a viral infection. If they are present on the palms and soles as well, then this could be Hand, Foot and Mo... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Short
Emergency Medicine 32 years experience
Possibly: Pregnancy is very unlikely but not impossible if she took the pill. Blood pregnancy tests can detect a pregnancy as early as 10 days after conception.... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Short
Emergency Medicine 32 years experience
Need to see the skin: Impossible to say without seeing the bumps. The diagnosis of skin problems relies heavily on being able to see and touch the skin. In general, skin so... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Short
Emergency Medicine 32 years experience
Yes: For sure. You have all the parts necessary to get pregnant.
A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Short
Emergency Medicine 32 years experience
Neosporin or similar: Apply a topical antibiotic such as Neosporin or bacitracin. The main effect of these ointments is to keep the area moist and draining. These sores are... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Short
Emergency Medicine 32 years experience
Almost zero: Your chances of getting pregnant from that encounter are very low . It sounds like things are heating up between you two though so, if you don't want... Read More
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Short
Emergency Medicine 32 years experience
? More evaluation: I am presuming that these have been detected on some sort of EKG. If you were found to have low potassium, I'd recommend having it checked again after... Read More
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Short
Emergency Medicine 32 years experience
You may have them: If you do a lot of exercises to strengthen your core, you may have a 6-pack and not know it because of the overlying fat. Try a healthy diet (take in ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Short
Emergency Medicine 32 years experience
YES: The gel is as effective as a week of the pills. The choice is generally made based on patient preference. Don't drink alcohol or use alcohol-containin... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Short
Emergency Medicine 32 years experience
Very Common Problem: Low back pain is very common. The vast majority of the time it is caused by straining the muscles and other soft tissues in the low back. Reasons to b... Read More

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Testimonials
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Short is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Short is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Many thanks for your time. Greatly appreciated!!!!
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thank you so much I was so scared
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Washington School of Medicine, WA
Graduated 1990MD

Residency

Methodist Hospital of Indiana
Completed 1993

Affiliations

American College of Emergency Physicians
American Board of Emergency Medicine
Wilderness Medical Society
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