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Dr. Susan Arnoult

Family Medicine
Chambersburg, PA
26 years experience female

Locations

MedExpress Urgent Care

Chambersburg, PA

Address

1048 Lincoln Way East, Chambersburg, PA, US
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My office hours

Tuesday: 8:00am - 8:00pm
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Insurances accepted

Aetna

Medical Chiropractic

York, PA

About

Bio

I went to the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore. During my 3rd year of medical school I was awarded a summer fellowship at the UCLA Pediatric Pain Program which was a life-changing experience for me. After graduation, I wanted a change in scenery so I did my Family Practice Residency at the Idaho State University in Pocatello, ID. I came back east and practiced "regular" family practice for 15 years. In the last 3 years I have switched gears and work at MedExpress Urgent Care in Chambersburg, PA. I also work part-time with a chiropractor, Dr. Kevin Owens, to help provide a holistic pain management approach to his patients. My medical passions are chronic pain, addiction, obesity & disease prevention. My other interests are family, church, MMA, BJJ & sewing!

Specialties
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Family Medicine

Licenses

United States: Pennsylvania

Languages spoken

English, German

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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Benedryl: Benedryl is OK to take during pregnancy. Also ice and elevation may help. If it becomes severe you can go to a doctor and get a prescription for pre... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Xanax (alprazolam)?: I definitely do not think Xanax (alprazolam) is the answer because of it's very addictive qualities. But there are certainly many other medications f... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Infected. : See a doctor ASAP for the infection. Also ask for help with your addiction. Without treatment your prognosis is poor. Addiction is a chronic and progr... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Many possibilities: It could be the type of exercise you are doing that is hard on your body. Jarring exercise like aerobics and running can cause spine/neck pain which ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Lamisil (terbinafine): OTC Lamisil (terbinafine) is effective for mild cases.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
Family Medicine 26 years experience
? Shingles: It's possible that you have shingles. See your doctor to find out.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Nebulous: The mucus plug is sort of a nebulous entity. As you start to go into labor and the cervix starts its process of softening, some mucus can be release... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Dehydration: Dehydration is the biggest risk. Dizziness, fast heart rate, not urinating. These are the signs to look for. If you are having bloody diarrhea without... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Discuss with doc: There are medications to help with anxiety - both generalized and situational. I would see your Family Doctor and discuss these symptoms. You can al... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
Family Medicine 26 years experience
No: You can eat at 11 p.m. and it is actually a good idea to eat a small snack before bed in order to limit the time your body is "fasting" between bed ti... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Depends: There is no set number of times until resistance develops. That being said, if the symptoms keep returning it is possible that you do not actually ha... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Miscarriage: A decrease in HCG usually indicates demise of the pregnancy.
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Concussion: Sounds like a concussion. The symptoms you describe can last 4-6 weeks. If you have not seen a doctor, I would recommend getting an evaluation.
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
Family Medicine 26 years experience
See your doctor: Your family doctor or GYN should be able to talk to you and do an exam and bloodwork to determine if the birth control pill will help with your heavy ... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Bell's Palsy?: If the eyelid is droopy and you cannot close or open the eye properly it could be Bell's Palsy. Does your mouth droop on that side? Any numbness? L... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Topical: There is a prescription NSAID topical gel called Voltaren (diclofenac) gel that you can try - it's very effective. Some pharmacies compound creams as... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Dollar Store: Go to the dollar store, Wal-Mart, pharmacy or grocery and pick up a home pregnancy test. Do the test exactly as directed.
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Yes and No: Quaker oats will not make you fat unless you add butter, sugar or other "unhealthy" things to it. The best way to gain weight is to increase muscle m... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Safe?: Safe, yes. Effective for anxiety? No. I would try other herbals, therapies or prescriptions that have been shown to help anxiety instead.
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Possible: Hip injuries can certainly cause pain in the thigh and knee. See your doctor or an Urgent Care for evaluation.
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A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Get checked: You could have arthritis, bursitis or tendinitis. There could be a problem in your neck. Or there is an arthritis condition called PMR that could caus... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Gastroenteritis: Stomach "flu" due to viral infection most likely. Stay well hydrated. It you cannot keep fluids down, feel lightheaded standing up or develop a fever,... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Lots of things: Poor diet, deconditioning (out of shape), migraine disorders, sleep disorder, anxiety, depression, Lyme disease...the list is pretty extensive. I wou... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Several: We use different medications to help alleviate nerve pain. Amitryptilline is an old-fashioned anti-depressant that we never use for depression any mo... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
Family Medicine 26 years experience
URI: Sounds like a typical upper respiratory infection. These usually take 5-10 days to clear up. If you become short of breath or symptoms worsen then y... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Yes: "Normal" for migraines varies from person to person and unfortunately, many people get migraines that last several days. Additionally, after the migr... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Takes a while : The lymph node probably swelled up in response to the dental infection. It can take 1-2 months for the node to shrink down.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Evaluation: Sounds like you need to be checked. You could have a UTI or an ovarian cyst.
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Perimenopause: This is a "state of being" that takes a few months to determine. You may just have an irregular period and then it will go back to normal. Or you ma... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Mechanics: You can have low back pain due to poor biomechanics - meaning your spine is not well aligned and / or you have unequal strength / flexibility in the m... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
Family Medicine 26 years experience
It's a period: The brown discharge may be blood and this may be your period. Did you miss any pills from your last pack? Were you on any antibiotics during the las... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
Family Medicine 26 years experience
No: Acute hepatitis caused by alcohol will present with elevated ALT/AST. You can have cirrhosis of the liver with normal ALT/AST for quite a while, howe... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Tough one: Chronic visceral pain is difficult. The 2 most likely sources of pain are scar tissue and nerves. There are some medications that are worth trying f... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Should be fine: Viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride) is an SSRI like prozac, zoloft, lexapro, etc.. Wellbrutrin is often used in conjunction with SSRIs for major depre... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Neurologist: I would recommend seeing a neurologist. The heaviness sensation is vague and hard to sort out sometimes but it can be what's called "functional weakn... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Chiropractor: I would ice the area, take some NSAIDs if you tolerate them and make an appointment to see your chiropractor. Maybe a good massage therapist too!
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A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
Family Medicine 26 years experience
A good workout?: Sounds like you were successful in working out your lower abdominal muscles and obliques. That pain should subside slowly over a few days.. If you p... Read More
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A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
Family Medicine 26 years experience
See specialist: You need to have your blood work checked and see a gastroenterologist for management of the condition. You also need to avoid drinking alcohol.
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Wash off: Wash the neosporin off with warm water. Just never use it again. It's very common to have skin allergy to neosporin. Wrap the area gently in gauze ... Read More
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Deconditioning: Any time you are seriously ill for an extended time it takes at least that much time to return to normal. Your body had to spend a lot of energy and ... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
Family Medicine 26 years experience
See doctor: If you're still short of breath and have swollen ankles you need to have a check up of your heart to make sure it's OK. Sometimes viral infections ca... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
Family Medicine 26 years experience
No: I would still avoid alcohol for at least 4-6 weeks after resolution of symptoms. Remember that another head injury after a major concussion can be muc... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Protocol: They typically take samples even when the appearance is normal or nearly normal. If there was a small area if redness they might have sampled that, fo... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Swelling alone?: Swelling alone without any pain would be more attributable to blood pressure problems. Deposition of uric acid in the joints (gout) would cause pain ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Nerve irritation: Sounds like an irritated nerve, possibly a form of trigeminal neuralgia. I would consult a neurologist for further work up. Also make sure any ear i... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Dyspepsia: It could be irritation of the stomach lining from an ulcer, something you ate / medication you take or stress. Try ranitidine 75 mg twice a day for 2... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Several things: Right sided chest pain can be caused by pneumonia, bronchitis, pleurisy or sprain/strain of the right pectoral muscles. Shingles can also cause right... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
Family Medicine 26 years experience
No: Meloxicam should not interfere with the contraceptive effects of Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol).
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Depo-Provera: I believe Petogen is Depo-Provera in the states. You have to see a doctor to get the injection - usually a GYN doctor. If you have no health insuran... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Nerve pain: Pain that occurs with regular touch to the skin often indicates nerve pain or damage to a nerve. After trauma to an extremity (like the multiple frac... Read More
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I've had the privilege of reviewing many of Dr. Arnoult's responses to questions which touch the fields of not only Family Medicine but other areas of specialization. Her responses are clear, firm, an...Read More
Nov 20, 2014
I have known Dr. Arnoult for many years since we both had our practices here in Chambersburg Pa. I know for a fact that her patients "loved her" and had great respect for her because of her knowledge ...Read More
Dr. Philip Miller
Oct 30, 2014
I highly endorse Dr. Susan Arnoult as an expert on HealthTap and HealthTap Prime. Her comments are astute and educational for both patients and physicians alike. She is an asset to the HealthTap commu...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! The lady is over for 3 weeks. Will never see MD for meds she said. Husband sends her to Atlantic City to get rid of her-50 yr. old. Into poor 3rd marriage. Too bad she h...Read More
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This made me feel good. Thanks! Thanks very much . But you didnt mention MVP , one of the common causes of chest discomfort in population. Or GERD that sometimes mimics the cardiac pain.
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This made me feel good. Thanks! Thank you so much4taking thetime to answer my questions truly appreciate you verymuch.I fail to mention I wean off lexapro&metoprolol maybe withdrawal

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

UNIV OF MD SCH OF MED
Graduated 1996MD

Residency

Idaho State University
Completed 1999

Awards

Top Doctor, First Place, Harrisburg Region - Summer
2014
Top Family Physician, First Place, Harrisburg Region - Summer
2014
Most Influential Doctor, First Place, Harrisburg Region - Summer
2014
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