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Dr. John Rhoades

Family Medicine
MN
49 years experience male

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Family Medicine

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United States: Minnesota

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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Rhoades
Family Medicine 49 years experience
Could be either: You- certainly could have a UTI-this would explain the urine changes and the burning. But also a vaginal infection can contribute to your symptoms. T... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Rhoades
Family Medicine 49 years experience
Finish your antibiot: You need to finish your antibiotics, continue to gargle with warm water, and try to "slush" the water around in your mouth. This may help to reduce th... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Rhoades
Family Medicine 49 years experience
Cont to see GI reg: At the present time the medical literature does not have any statistics that would define your chance of getting colon cancer after finding the serrat... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Rhoades
Family Medicine 49 years experience
Cold sore is Herpes: A cold sore is caused by Herpes Type 1 A "spot" is a spot.
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Rhoades
Family Medicine 49 years experience
Exam needed: The only way to determine the etiology is to have an exam
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Rhoades
Family Medicine 49 years experience
Yes: It would be best to be examined by a Urologist.
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Rhoades
Family Medicine 49 years experience
Start with your PCP: I assume the xray was done in the ER or UC If you have not seen your primary health care provider, start there. then the approp referral can be done i... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Rhoades
Family Medicine 49 years experience
NO: There is no pain associated with clamping or cutting the cord.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Rhoades
Family Medicine 49 years experience
Not normal: It would be best to be examined by your health care provider, then testing can be done to determine the etiology and correct treatment.
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A 73-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Rhoades
Family Medicine 49 years experience
Number of meds: There are a number of meds that can be used Dependent on your age, medical condition, site of involvement, extent of involvement, other meds you are ... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Rhoades
Family Medicine 49 years experience
Could be start of: This could be the start of a UTI and then only way to determine that would be having a urine analysis done. UC should be able to do this.
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Rhoades
Family Medicine 49 years experience
Probably: The lymph gland enlargement is probably from the URI. It may take 2- weeks for it to get back to it's normal size. Remember pushing on the node can m... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Rhoades
Family Medicine 49 years experience
Need evaluation: The concerns you list can be caused by a large number of problems. The only way to address your issues is an exam, lab work, and further and complete... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Rhoades
Family Medicine 49 years experience
Eustac. tube: This is probably just the eustac tube equalizing the pressure. It is similar to the process you use to ease the pressure when flying. Unless you have... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Rhoades
Family Medicine 49 years experience
Yes: Your menses may vary between cycles. If you continue to have the heavy flow(unusual) in the next two cycles, it would be best to see your health care... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Rhoades
Family Medicine 49 years experience
Cycle of illness: You will feel better when the illness is gone. Drinking fluids with caffeine will not accelerate the process. There is no agreement on the type of f... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Rhoades
Family Medicine 49 years experience
Some chance: A small number of people who have Raynaud's also develop scleroderma. Note the SMALL NUMBER. Just keep up with your health providers recommendation... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Rhoades
Family Medicine 49 years experience
Possible: If you have just started this med, it certainly might go away. Frequently "side effects" from a anew medication can go away in the first 10-14 days o... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Rhoades
Family Medicine 49 years experience
Can be either: the eye irritation may be the start of a "pink eye"--but also could just be irritation from pool chemicals. Would suggest using saline eye drops for ... Read More
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A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Rhoades
Family Medicine 49 years experience
This is not normal: Usually by this time the pain would be less. The most important thing to do is consult with the surg that did the surgery and inform them of your sym... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Rhoades
Family Medicine 49 years experience
Very possible: This certainly could have been causing your abd pain. If the adhesion(scaring) was corrected at the time of the laparoscopy, then you will have the a... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Rhoades
Family Medicine 49 years experience
NO: Here is answer from vet: Cats do not get lice. That is a human parasite only. If you have lice, you got it from a human. Check the kids, or someone yo... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. John Rhoades
Family Medicine 49 years experience
Recheck in office: If you finished the full course of antibiotic, then you should be rechecked. Mono remains a possibility, and the antibiotic would not shorter the cou... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Rhoades
Family Medicine 49 years experience
Get definite answer: Best to have testing done to get answer If positive, then medical eval. Always remember the risk of STD's without protection. If you are PG, there a... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Rhoades
Family Medicine 49 years experience
Prob normal: The character of stool is usually secondary to your food intake. vitamins may also affect the stool If you have further concerns ,then apt would be... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Rhoades
Family Medicine 49 years experience
BCP's and antibiotic: Broad spectrum antibiotic(which doxycycline) is, will lower the effectiveness of BCP's. It is prob the best idea to consider the entire BCP cycle as ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Rhoades
Family Medicine 49 years experience
Only if bacterial: These antibiotics will help only if the cause is bacterial and not viral Your Health care provider will make this decision.
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Rhoades
Family Medicine 49 years experience
Variety of possib: The joint pain in the hands brings up a long list of possibilities. Additional history, medications taken, family history are all important. Your mot... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. John Rhoades
Family Medicine 49 years experience
MD visit needed now: It is very important for you to see a MD soon--like in the next week. Your question of time is difficult due to your amt of use and the frequency. I... Read More
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Rhoades
Family Medicine 49 years experience
Sun Damage: Lentigines are due to localised proliferation of melanocytes. The most common type, solar lentigines, arise in middle age and also result from sun dam... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Rhoades
Family Medicine 49 years experience
Get evaluation: Best to seek medical evaluation with primary care provider to start. Multiple possibilities--and the only way to decide on course of evaluation is to ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Rhoades
Family Medicine 49 years experience
Need to see Gastroen: You need to be seen by GI You may have narrowing of the esophagus secondary to reflux. But you needs tests to find the etiology and then you will be ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Rhoades
Family Medicine 49 years experience
Prob best to call OB: This may be a fetal position change, but it is best to inform your OB of the symptoms.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Rhoades
Family Medicine 49 years experience
Answer is in time: The answer is related to the ink used, the amt of trauma with the administration, and individuals response. Only time will five you the answer. It ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Rhoades
Family Medicine 49 years experience
Need exam: Impossible to give a dx with the symptoms you have listed. But you need to insure that there is not a urinary tract infection present. This can be do... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. John Rhoades
Family Medicine 49 years experience
Needs visit: It is impossible to make a dx without an exam Remember, each time you "drain or pop" without sterile technique, there is a change of infection. I wo... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Rhoades
Family Medicine 49 years experience
Call OB: If you have not do so yet, call your OB and inform them. You need to followed closely and your MD will help you make an informed decision on what is ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. John Rhoades
Family Medicine 49 years experience
Call your DR: I assume you mean you lost 2 lbs--instead of 2 stones. With the symptoms you are having, it is important to alert your DR now, it is possible that th... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Rhoades
Family Medicine 49 years experience
YES: It can, but is more likely secondary to the etiology of the hilar adenopathy
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A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Rhoades
Family Medicine 49 years experience
Needs exam: There are a variety of conditions that may cause your mother's symptoms. Many of them can be ruled out by an exam and some labs. I would suggest sta... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Rhoades
Family Medicine 49 years experience
? Viral: This could be due to virus, but the only way to really DX is with an exam.
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A male asked:
Dr. John Rhoades
Family Medicine 49 years experience
No: There is always a chance of infection--with your medical history I would not suggest it.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Rhoades
Family Medicine 49 years experience
Exam needed: You will need an exam to get an answer. There are many conditions that may cause the pain. It is impossible to give you reassurance without an exam.
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A member asked:
Dr. John Rhoades
Family Medicine 49 years experience
Probably: At 38 weeks, you are getting checked weekly --and if fetal heart tones are normal, no bleeding, and no pain, then just observe till your next apt. Ma... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Rhoades
Family Medicine 49 years experience
Exam suggested: Spots, rashes, are impossible to DX in this format. To make an accurate DX, an exam is needed, so labs, full history and other testing as necessary. T... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Rhoades
Family Medicine 49 years experience
Below: Symptoms of eye floaters may include: •Spots in your vision that appear as dark specks or knobby, transparent strings of floating material •Spots that... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Rhoades
Family Medicine 49 years experience
Exam needed: "Strong" abd pain should be evaluated. This could be an ulcer, gastritis, or GERD An exam will be necessary to differentiate and make a correct DX. Ta... Read More
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A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Rhoades
Family Medicine 49 years experience
Answer after exam: You will need to see your Health Care provider and get an exam to be able to get a DX and treatment
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Rhoades
Family Medicine 49 years experience
Follow DR's advice: This is a complex problem, and is best addressed by your fathers physician.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Rhoades
Family Medicine 49 years experience
Follow advice: A recommendation to a patient is made after getting a complete medical history, and frequently after exam. I would suggest choosing one of the DR's t... Read More
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Nov 9, 2014
I endorse Dr. Rhoades. The information he provides on HealthTap is spot on, understandable & accurate. He is providing an excellent service to the public via HealthTap.
Dr. Philip Miller
Oct 12, 2014
I strongly endorse Dr. John Rhoades as an expert in Family Practice and General medicine, His comments are great assets to the HealthTap expert panel.
Apr 10, 2015
Dr. Rhoades' responses are warm, succinct, and humane. An excellent collaborative colleague, recommended to all!
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This was very helpful. Thanks! I appreciate your kind reply on my behalf, it's rather alarming to have this odd condition suddenly appear & rapidly grow in size & I'm worried that it could burst & in...Read More
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

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Graduated nullMD

Medical/Graduate school

The University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine, IA
Graduated 1973MD

Residency

U of Mn
Completed 1976

Awards

Top Doctor, First Place, Minnesota - Fall
2014
Top Family Physician, First Place, Minnesota - Fall
2014
Most Influential Doctor, First Place, Minnesota - Fall
2014

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