Dr. Forrest Jones

Family Medicine
Chicago, IL
male

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Dr. Forrest W. Jones, MD

Chicago, IL

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Chicago, IL, United States
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About

Bio

My training is in family medicine, treating the whole person in the context of their family. I have enjoyed practicing primary care medicine, though now my practice emphasizes outpatient care for seniors. I also enjoy using information technology to improve quality of care. I am currently writing a book to help make medical advance care (end-of-life) planning a routine part of everyday patient care, even in the busy practice setting. Fun for me: family activities with my wife & children, bicycling, swimming, kettlebells, movies & travel.

Specialties
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Family Medicine

Licenses

United States: Illinois

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

851 Answers
603 Agrees
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A member asked:
Dr. Forrest Jones
Specializes in Family Medicine
Packing but not food: Food: Coronavirus doesn't seem to spread through exposure to food. Scrub them with a brush. Wash your hands after you visit the supermarket. Plastics... Read More
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Forrest Jones
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3 months: Since bone marrow removed during donation is replenished by the body in 4-6 weeks, I would recommend 3 months as a reasonable interval, if you are in ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Forrest Jones
Specializes in Family Medicine
Many reasons: Common reasons include stress, hair agents that are harmful to the hair, and hereditary and fungal infection issues. Is there generalized hair loss o... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Forrest Jones
Specializes in Family Medicine
Depends: I don't know why you were prescribed antibiotics, but often the symptoms don't clear right away. If you are having fever, or other symptoms like chil... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Forrest Jones
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Local irritation: You may have chemical irritation from your recent gardening. Since it is not itching or hurting you, you can observe it for several days and report to... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Forrest Jones
Specializes in Family Medicine
Trapped nerve: I suspect the pinprick sensation is an irritating effect from the trapped nerve you learned of 2 months ago. I assume the trapped nerve was found to b... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Forrest Jones
Specializes in Family Medicine
Back strengthening: Sleeping on the side is healthier for your back, while on the stomach is worse. Plan on starting exercises to build your back and core strengthening a... Read More
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Forrest Jones
Specializes in Family Medicine
Stretching, by Bob Anderson: I would recommend the book Stretching, by Bob Anderson (Author), Jean Anderson (Illustrator).
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Forrest Jones
Specializes in Family Medicine
Get checked: Tachycardia can be due to many causes, but Wolf-Parkinson-White syndrome is a rather uncommon one. If, however, you are experiencing episodes of tachy... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Forrest Jones
Specializes in Family Medicine
No: I wouldn't recommend any over-the-counter products of that sort. Can be dangerous, and there is no evidence of its benefits. You might see short-term ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Forrest Jones
Specializes in Family Medicine
Can cause harm: The steroid component can cause atrophy and thinning of the skin, as well as acne. The tretinoin component can cause an inflammatory reaction in UV li... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Forrest Jones
Specializes in Family Medicine
Chest pain, SOB: Signs of pulmonary embolism include chest pain and shortness of breath. This is an emergency. Preventive steps while on bed rest, aside from taking an... Read More
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A 64-year-old male asked:
Dr. Forrest Jones
Specializes in Family Medicine
Yes, but a risk: It sounds like you are trying to treat a stomach acid problem, using pantoprazole and Peptac. They both reduce gastric acidity. The Peptac, though, be... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Forrest Jones
Specializes in Family Medicine
Yes: Not clear why her fingers are turning yellow in the morning, but she should see her obstetrician to evaluate and recommend a course of action. Hope th... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Forrest Jones
Specializes in Family Medicine
Supportive care : Not sure about newest TX, but "Supportive care may be the most appropriate TX for older people...this group of people being unable to tolerate the str... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Forrest Jones
Specializes in Family Medicine
See doctor: See your clinician for followup. There may be a cause not due to infection that is behind your symptoms now. Your clinician can look at the whole pict... Read More
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Forrest Jones
Specializes in Family Medicine
Likely to heal: Apple cider vinegar may cause a 2nd degree burn but probably not much worse. Gentle cleansing with mild soap and clear water may be all that is needed... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Forrest Jones
Specializes in Family Medicine
Keep it simple: Assuming that you don't have inflammatory or irritable bowel syndrome and are not taking antibiotics, your body can take care of itself if you take ca... Read More
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A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Forrest Jones
Specializes in Family Medicine
No: This is a good blood pressure. If you notice faintness, however, you should sit or lie down, drink plenty fluids, and follow any care instructions tha... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Forrest Jones
Specializes in Family Medicine
Tonsil stones: Your symptoms suggest tonsil stones, also called tonsilloliths or calculi. Or they may be concretions in the tonsillar crypts. Any throat sore throat ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Forrest Jones
Specializes in Family Medicine
Meralgia paresthetic: You may have a condition called meralgia paresthetica which is an abnormal sensation caused by a trapped nerve. Factors include weight gain, tight-fit... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Forrest Jones
Specializes in Family Medicine
Get checked: You may have a sensitivity to the chemicals in the tea tree, or to an additive, and may require medical attention to get healed. Do see your medical p... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Forrest Jones
Specializes in Family Medicine
No problem: I am not aware of problems applying expired petroleum jelly to the skin. I would not recommend ingesting it, though.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Forrest Jones
Specializes in Family Medicine
Get checked by doc: There could be several reasons for the slight bleeding, even a local cut, as you mentioned. Since you are trying to conceive, partner with your ob-gyn... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Forrest Jones
Specializes in Family Medicine
Pregnancy test: Need Pregnancy test. Also, is this a regular monthly experience & do you suffer PMS (premenstrual syndrome)? If so, you may need specific interven... Read More
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A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Forrest Jones
Specializes in Family Medicine
No worries: I doubt you have to worry.The harmful strain of E. Coli is serotype O157:H7. Unless your jackets have been stored for 9 months in a moist environment ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Forrest Jones
Specializes in Family Medicine
Possible yeast: If you are having a white discharge at time of your menstrual period, you may be having a yeast (monilia, candida) vaginal infection. Do get evaluated... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Forrest Jones
Specializes in Family Medicine
Probably gas: "Bloated" refers to gas in the bowels - the intestinal tract. Your liver is a large organ in your upper right abdomen. Usually with bloating the uncom... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Forrest Jones
Specializes in Family Medicine
No contacts See doc!: It sounds like you are having an eye infection from your contacts (acute conjunctivitis). Remove the contacts immediately and see a physician - an eye... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Forrest Jones
Specializes in Family Medicine
Overuse?: Most likely, her cramping is from overuse from an activity or exercise. If there is also swelling, then consider blood clot (deep vein thrombosis or D... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Forrest Jones
Specializes in Family Medicine
Get checked: Yes. This is a high number though not necessarily dangerous. You are still in the age range of a benign condition called orthostatic proteinuria. But ... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Forrest Jones
Specializes in Family Medicine
Not clear: Do get evaluated by your medical provider to assess for possible nerve injury in the mouth or face.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Forrest Jones
Specializes in Family Medicine
More info please: Is this a pain related to your female system (menstrual pain, endometriosis, fibroid tumor,etc), your nervous system (traumatic nerve injury, sciatica... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Forrest Jones
Specializes in Family Medicine
Get it checked: You may be having only fluid in the ear (serous otitis media), but there may also be something more. Do have your clinician check it out to see if mor... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Forrest Jones
Specializes in Family Medicine
Redness & tenderness: Redness & tenderness and local warmth are important early signs. Local swelling in the area and pus drainage are worse signs. Hope that helps. It... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Forrest Jones
Specializes in Family Medicine
Subconjunctival hem: Subconjunctival hemorrhage results from bleeding from a vessel into surface tissues of the eye. Looks terrible but is common & totally benign. Cle... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Forrest Jones
Specializes in Family Medicine
Use it: You can develop these pathways by exercising them, which depends on the activity you are trying to improve. You can improve them using repetitive skil... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Forrest Jones
Specializes in Family Medicine
Can be treated: If you are having them, they can be treated. Please seek experienced specialist who can begin treatment right away.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Forrest Jones
Specializes in Family Medicine
No: No worries. You may develop some scar tissue, but not cancer. Factors that can contribute to oral cancer include heavy alcohol use, tobacco in all for... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Forrest Jones
Specializes in Family Medicine
See a rheumatologist: Your elevated ESR and an elevated CRP suggests rheumatoid arthritis, but you may have a different autoimmune disorder. It's important that you see a r... Read More
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Dr. Forrest Jones
Specializes in Family Medicine
Contact dermatitis: Your symptoms suggest contact dermatitis. Have you recently applied a new skin or shaving product? If that is the case, a short course (5-7 days, and ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Forrest Jones
Specializes in Family Medicine
Yes: Since body temperature drops during sleep you may be prone to getting chilled, especially if you perspire during sleep. Hope that helps.
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Forrest Jones
Specializes in Family Medicine
Epidural is safe: Since the spinal cord ends at L1, L2 level, there is minimal chance of injury to the spinal chord during a lumbar epidural steroid injection, especial... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Forrest Jones
Specializes in Family Medicine
Get rechecked: Liquid paraffin is a very highly refined mineral oil classified as Pregnancy Category C (use with caution if benefits outweigh risks). I am not aware... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Forrest Jones
Specializes in Family Medicine
That's ok: That should be ok. Just be sure to take it at the same time every day.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Forrest Jones
Specializes in Family Medicine
600 IU daily: 20 ng/mL or less is deficiency; 12-29 is insufficiency; 30 and over is OK. Modifiable risk factors for vit D deficiency include include obesity, less ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Forrest Jones
Specializes in Family Medicine
STD?: I suspect he has the STD called gonorrhea. He may also have chlamydia, & possibly others as well, since the presence of one STD makes it far easie... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Forrest Jones
Specializes in Family Medicine
Watch & wait: Is it sore? Is there oozing? It should heal on its own in the next 48-72 hours. If not, or if getting worse, then have it checked, as there may be inf... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Forrest Jones
Specializes in Family Medicine
Muscle pain: Likely to be muscle pain from spasm. You may benefit from local heat, massage, manipulation therapy. Do rule out nerve problem - do you have any pain ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Forrest Jones
Specializes in Family Medicine
Beware dehydration: Did your neurologist give you possible diagnoses for your condition? For now, seek relief for your symptoms - vomiting and others - from your primary ... Read More
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Testimonials
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Recommendations
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Oct 6, 2014
Respected specialist in Family Medicine. Highly recommend.
Jun 25, 2014
Very timely and accurate responses.
HealthTap member
Jan 9, 2015
My first virtual consult. Dr Jones made it possible for me to 'see a doctor', when work would have otherwise delayed my visit for another 4 days. Dr Jones was efficient and knowledgeable. Very helpful
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This was very helpful. Thanks! yes i am having difficulty in my vision and pain in jaws and facial bones. i have a family history of sinus. your answer was helpfull i will get an appointment asap. Tha...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you doctor. I haven't yet tried clindamycin- benzoyl peroxide. I'll give it a try! Does the ointment have any specific name? How to use it?
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This made me feel good. Thanks! That is very good to know! I will keep an eye on it for growth in the future but for now it is very nice to have my nerves calmed. (: Thank you!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, IL
Graduated 1976MD

Residency

Cook County Hospital Chicago

Awards

Top Family Physician, First Place, Chicago Region - Summer
2014
Thought Leader Doctor, Third Place, Chicago Region - Summer
2014
Top Family Physician, Second Place, Illinois - Fall
2014

Affiliations

American academy of family practice
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