Dr. Susan Arnoult

Family Medicine
Chambersburg, PA
27 years experience female

Locations

MedExpress Urgent Care

Chambersburg, PA

Address

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

Thursday: 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 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Indigestion: Treat the indigestion for 2 weeks with omeprazole. Acid reflux at night may be disturbing your sleep which in turn may be causing the headaches. If ... Read More
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Sinusitis?: Sounds like a sinus infection or sinus inflammation from allergies. See your doctor or an urgent care for evaluation and treatment.
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A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Irritation?: Perhaps you have an inflamed nerve or muscle at the base of your skull and when you lay down it is aggravated. Take ibuprofen before sleep and consid... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Fewer calories?: It sounds like you've been working hard and you are probably making more progress than you realize so don't give up! Circuit training is a great weig... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
Family Medicine 27 years experience
PAIN: Pain and drainage from the ear canal
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
Family Medicine 27 years experience
No: It's not a requirement for the diagnosis but leaving MDD untreated can definitely lead to those thoughts
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Dr. Susan Arnoult
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Difficult: Diabetes causes your immune system to function sluggishly and makes you more susceptible to infections. The best defense is to have your diabetes WEL... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Flagyl is ok: You can take Flagyl if you just got a tattoo. BV that has been left untreated can start to make you feel generally ill.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Certainly: Sleep disorders such as obstructive sleep apnea can cause severe fatigue.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
Family Medicine 27 years experience
NSAIDS : Take ibuprofen every 6 hours and Tylenol (acetaminophen) in between if needed.
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Verdict is out: I don't think there is enough evidence to support the use of vitamin B3 (niacin) for the prevention of diabetes or staph infections. The best defense... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
Family Medicine 27 years experience
See doctor: If the headaches are bad enough to wake you from sleep you should be evaluated
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A member asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Z-pack didn't work!: Sounds like you may have a viral infection (which would not respond to an antibiotic). What were your symptoms when this all started? Have those sym... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Change it up: Stop high impact activities for at least a week. Ice the shins, take Ibuprofen or aleve (naproxen) and get a shin neoprene sleeve. Go back to the hi... Read More
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Viral: If your fever has gone away it sounds like you are getting better. If you are actually getting worse, the swelling in the throat is worsening or the ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Yes: Minor headache is not concerning.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Unrelated: The prominent blue veins are probably a separate issue - you just get them as you age (sadly). Pain in the wrist would be a joint or tendon problem e... Read More
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
Family Medicine 27 years experience
A bit odd: Gustatory hallucinations (tasting something without the actual stimulus) are rare. Potential causes are schizophrenia, drugs such as marijuana, epile... Read More
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Dr. Susan Arnoult
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Soak: Try either warm compresses or soaking in a tub of warm/hot water with epsom salts. Sometimes these must be drained so if the heat doesn't work withi... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Ignore: Treating with higher dose SSRIs like Prozac (fluoxetine) can help with some if the OCD issues in anorexia.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Ignore: Ask for a TEAM approach as this is a very complex disorder. Psychiatry, nutrition, alternative med.
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
Family Medicine 27 years experience
No: H. Pylori is a bacteria that causes stomach ulcers. Some patients report feeling generally sick, fatigued or achy as well.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Yes: Low-carb (high protein) diets that do not eliminate or severely restrict carbohydrates will give better results than the simple lower calorie diet. A... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Not related: One condition does not cause the other but both can cause leg pain. If you have both in the same leg you could have 2 different causes to the leg pain
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Naprosyn (naproxen): Take naprosyn (naproxen) (alleve) 500 mg twice a day. Heating pad may also help. Perhaps check a pregnancy test if there is a chance this could be a... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Still susceptible: You are still more susceptible to infections. Do you have MRSA?
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Hmmm: Pityriasis rosea is not associated with any of those symptoms. It is simply a rash that appears (we don't know why) and is occasionally a little itch... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Fangs: Because the evil little ticks sink their fangs as deep as they can into your skin to get to your blood. When the tick is pulled off they tear a tiny ... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Couple options: You may be developing a viral infection in the lungs or even pneumonia. If you have a cough, fever or shortness of breath I would go to an urgent car... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
Family Medicine 27 years experience
It's safe: Creatine is generally a safe supplement. Do not use more than is recommended and not in place of a healthy diet.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
Family Medicine 27 years experience
BUILD MUSCLE!: Muscle is highly metabolically active tissue. The more muscle you have the higher your metabolism will be. You don't have to be a body builder, just ... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Fluid: Looks like some fluid (not infection) in the lungs and possibly fluid outside the lung between the lung and the ribcage on the left.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Yes: As long as you don't have a fever you should be fine to attend class. Take hand sanitizer with you and drink plenty of fluids.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Antibiotics: MRSA is treated with Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) or clindamycin. C-diff is treated with Flagyl or vancomycin. Both are spread by dir... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Normal: Many women get no periods while using the Depo shot. Sometimes there is irregular bleeding now and then which is also "normal" on Depo-provera.
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Ibuprofen: NSAIDs are effective at dealing with throat pain. If the pain worsens or fever persists you should see a doctor.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Not pregnant: If you had a period after the condom "incident" then you are not pregnant. To be sure take a home pregnancy test.
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Amoxicillin?: Were you prescribed Amoxicillin for the strep throat? If so, the combination of a mono infection plus amoxicillin can cause a rash. Once you are don... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Possible: Canker sores can be caused by any nick or break in the mucosa. The dentists use sharp instruments and it is possible to nick the mucosa during treatm... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Kyphosis?: Kyphosis cannot come on quickly - it is an abnormal curvature of the upper spine. Are both of his pupils unequal, abnormally shaped and unreactive to... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Sadly, yes.: Everything gets bigger as you age if you don't work out and keep eating like a teenager!
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A female asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Urgent care: I would go to an urgent care or ENT to have the wax removed.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Sounds right: If your cough was brief and you are feeling better now, just stay in fresh air and rest for an hour or two. If cough worsens or you become short of b... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Possible: But very unlikely especially if you have Mirena (levonorgestrel).
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Hard to tell: Pregnancy can increase migraines, a new medication can trigger migraines or it might be neither. If you have never had a migraine headache before I w... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Yes: It is possible to have a kidney stone without any abnormality showing up on the urine dip test. See your doctor - a CT scan may be needed.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
Family Medicine 27 years experience
See ortho: I would see an orthopedic / hand specialist for x-rays and evaluation. They may recommend a splint and occupational therapy.
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Why?: There is no reason to take placebos that you missed. You should not assume protection from pregnancy this month. Use another form of contraception. Ta... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Infection: Could be sinusitis, bronchitis or pneumonia. Should get checked if worsening or not improving in a few days.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Bronchitis: Sounds like you may have an upper respiratory infection or bronchitis. Since it is now a week with the symptoms I would see your doctor or an urgent ... 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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