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Dr. Wade Fletcher

Internal Medicine
Savannah, GA
22 years experience male

Locations

Center for Internal Medicine

Savannah, GA

Address

1101 Lexington Ave, Savannah, GA
Directions

My office hours

Thursday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
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Practice website

Fax

9123507270

Insurances accepted

UnitedHealthcare

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia

Cigna

Coventry Health Care

About

Bio

I've been practicing a wide range of internal medicine for twelve years since finishing my training. I also had experience overseas when I served in the military and supported Operation Iraqi Freedom as an Air Force physician. I've been a clinician-educator for the past 12 years and love to teach

Specialties
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Internal Medicine

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wade Fletcher
Internal Medicine 22 years experience
Viral infections: Viral infections like coxsackievirus, parvovirus, and even HIV are believed to be the most common cause of acute myocarditis (inflammation of the heart muscle which results in heart dysfunction). Autoimmune diseases like lupus and rheumatoid arthritis, environmental toxins, drugs like certain antibiotics, alcohol, and cocaine, and radiation are other potential etiologies.
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Wade Fletcher
Internal Medicine 22 years experience
Several thousand: Several thousand myocarditis cases are diagnosed in US each year. This is probably an underestimate. Many cases of pericarditis (inflammation of the outer lining of the heart) also extend into the myocardium. Some cases of unexplained sudden cardiac death are due to myocarditis. And because most cases of dilated cardiomyopathy are not biopsied, we probably fail to recognize many actual cases.
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wade Fletcher
Internal Medicine 22 years experience
Not the trigeminal : Trigeminal nerve supplies the face. The perception of food stuck at the back of the throat would not likely be trigeminal. The back part of the tongue is supplied by the 9th and 10th cranial nerves. I would also wonder about enlarged lymph nodes or hidden growths around the tonsils, adenoids, larynx (voice box), or hypo-pharynx (below the vocal cords). Acid reflux can cause this perception, too.
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Fletcher is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Fletcher is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Tulane University School of Medicine, LA
Graduated 1999MD

Residency

Keesler Air Force Base Medical Center

Awards

Air Force Commendation Medal
James Leonard Award for Excellence in Teaching Internal Medicine, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS)
Outstanding teaching award, Mercer University School of Medicine

Affiliations

American College of Physicians, Fellow
Medical Association of Georgia
Chatham Medical Society
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