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Dr. Andrea Rodgers

Emergency Medicine
Akron, OH
29 years experience female

About

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Married for 20 years, mother of one daughter 11 years old.

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Emergency Medicine

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

279 Answers
123 Agrees
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrea Rodgers
29 years experience
Paternity test: Hi Antonio, Depending on her due date and date of her last menstrual period,the date of conception can be predicted. Keep in mind however, it would b... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrea Rodgers
29 years experience
Allergic reaction: You are having a generalized allergic reaction. Hives can occur anywhere on the body. Many things can trigger an allergic reaction, certain foods, m... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrea Rodgers
29 years experience
No: PID or Pelvic Inflammatory Disease is caused by Gonorrhea or Chlamydia, not a UTI. PID affects the uterus while a UTI is in the bladder. If you have... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrea Rodgers
29 years experience
Probably not: Unless there is a recall of the brand you ate you are probably fine. In the future avoid soft, unpasteurized cheeses such as Brie and Camembert and i... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrea Rodgers
29 years experience
Probably not: A UTI shouldn't cause those sores and they could be from a different infection, possibly a sexually transmitted one. I suggest being seen to determin... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrea Rodgers
29 years experience
Maybe: While there is no evidence that clindamycin specifically interferes with birth control pills, I would recommend using a barrier method when taking it.... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrea Rodgers
29 years experience
No: Your TSH is in the normal range. TSH or thyroid stimulating hormone is produced in a gland in the brain called the pituitary. TSH will rise in respo... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrea Rodgers
29 years experience
Follow directions: Vitamin C is a water soluble vitamin and is not stored in the body like fat soluble vitamins, (A, E, D, and K) so it unlikely that you will overdose. ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrea Rodgers
29 years experience
It does: If it was a simple dislocation two weeks is appropriate. The elbow is one joint that can suffer loss of full function if immobilized too long.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrea Rodgers
29 years experience
Possible reaction: If you kissed him for a prolonged period after he chewed you could experience some irritation. My advice would be to use an antiseptic mouthwash and ... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrea Rodgers
29 years experience
Be seen now: The dose of Aleve (naproxen) is two per day which means you would have taken 10 times the recommended dose. An overdose can cause vomiting, bleeding... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrea Rodgers
29 years experience
First rule out UTI: First, see your doctor to rule out a urinary tract infection. If it is negative, you may need to strengthen your pelvic floor with exercises. You mi... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrea Rodgers
29 years experience
Yes, depending...: Yes, depending on which medication you are taking. If you are taking a medication like Lomotil (diphenoxylat and atropine), (diphenoxylat and atropin... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrea Rodgers
29 years experience
See your doctor: It is possible to have spotting between periods, but if you are sexually active I recommend seeing your doctor. An abnormal discharge could signify a... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrea Rodgers
29 years experience
Allergy: You may have had an allergic reaction the other day. Most likely it was from the cherry. The bumps could be from the allergic reaction but I cannot ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrea Rodgers
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Rarely: PE's only rarely have pain to the touch. Common symptoms of PE are chest pain with breathing, shortness of breath, cough with occasional bloody phleg... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrea Rodgers
29 years experience
Inclusion cyst: You symptoms are consistent with an inclusion cyst or a sebaceous cyst. They are caused by trapped cells under the skin or in a hair follicle. Both... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrea Rodgers
29 years experience
No: Your male partner will have absolutely no symptoms of your pregnancy. Take a home pregnancy test if you miss your next period.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrea Rodgers
29 years experience
Hard to tell: It could be a hemorrhoid or it could be a skin tear from the anal penetration. If it continues to cause a lot of pain I suggest seeing your doctor.
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrea Rodgers
29 years experience
Possibly: Nausea, an increased urge to urinate and breast tenderness are symptoms of early pregnancy. If you have missed your period you could be pregnant. A ... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrea Rodgers
29 years experience
Pregnant?: Hi, Is there any chance you are pregnant? If so, you need to check a home pregnancy test. If the test is positive, you need to determine how far alo... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrea Rodgers
29 years experience
Not if you stop now: If you haven't already, the most important thing you can do now is obtain pre-natal care. The doctor can help you get through any withdrawal symptoms... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrea Rodgers
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Migraine app: The migraine apps are essentially a digital journal of what triggers your migraines. If you haven't been diagnosed as of yet the symptoms are most com... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Andrea Rodgers
29 years experience
Severe pain: If you are having a severe headache and the amount of ibuprophen you have taken has not helped you need to be seen. There are many causes of headache... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrea Rodgers
29 years experience
You can: No worries, as long as you have no discomfort it should be fine.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrea Rodgers
29 years experience
Eating garlic?: Garlic is very pungent, it can be excreted in sweat and in any other bodily secretion. If you have recently tested negative for STD's then you have n... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrea Rodgers
29 years experience
Get seen now: My first thought is appendicitis. Pain in the right lower abdomen accompanied by nausea needs to be evaluated ASAP. Another cause, though unlikely s... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrea Rodgers
29 years experience
Neosporin: Neosporin or any other antibacterial ointment would be a better choice. Be sure to check with your surgeon if your symptoms persist or worsen.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrea Rodgers
29 years experience
See an eye doctor: Most corneal burns from gasoline will heal, my concern is the period of time the gasoline remained on your cornea under your contact. I suggest seein... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrea Rodgers
29 years experience
They can: If you are seeing worms in your stool you need to see your doctor. The most common worms seen in the stool in the US are pinworms or hookworms. Pinw... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Andrea Rodgers
29 years experience
Drug tests: A urine drug test can only detect the presence of the drug, it cannot determine the dosage. Why are you asking? Be honest with your doctor, he or sh... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrea Rodgers
29 years experience
Examine your scalp: Lice lay eggs called nits on the hair near your scalp. Nits adhere to the hair while flakes from dandruff are easily brushed off. If you cannot wash... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrea Rodgers
29 years experience
You could but...: You could have IBS but I suggest you see your doctor to rule out any other causes for your symptoms. Other causes include infection, inflammatory bow... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrea Rodgers
29 years experience
It depends: Hi, It depends on if you have any blistering. If it is just red it will heal quicker, probably in about 2 weeks. If there is blistering it will tak... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrea Rodgers
29 years experience
There are many: Most people who are infected with the WNV have no symptoms. If they do develop symptoms the most common are fever, headache, body aches, nausea and v... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrea Rodgers
29 years experience
Discharge: If there is any possibility of a sexually transmitted disease it is important to rule those out. Bacterial vaginosis can cause a watery discharge, it... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrea Rodgers
29 years experience
You can: Metamucil will not make your gastritis worse. You can try Citrucel, but be sure to drink plenty of fluids and seek medical attention if you experien... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrea Rodgers
29 years experience
Pulled muscle: Your symptoms are consistent with pulled muscle. Any NSAID like motrin or advil (ibuprofen) will help. If you have increased pain or trouble breathin... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrea Rodgers
29 years experience
Tomorrow: Try taking the test with your first morning urination tomorrow. If is is negative and you still think you are pregnant wait 4-5 days and retest.
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrea Rodgers
29 years experience
Be seen: The most common causes of ulcers on the penis are sexually transmitted diseases. Herpes and syphilis are the most common in the US. See your doctor ... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrea Rodgers
29 years experience
Pin worms: Your symptoms may be caused by pin worms. Pin worms can cause intense anal itching and occasionally you can see them in your stool. I suggest you se... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrea Rodgers
29 years experience
Inclusion cyst: What you are describing sounds like an inclusion cyst. They are very common and occur when skin cells get trapped below the surface of the skin. If ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrea Rodgers
29 years experience
Clostridium?: Do you mean Clostridium difficile? C. diff is a bacterium that produces two toxins that cause severe diarrhea. C. diff can be present in the normal ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrea Rodgers
29 years experience
Lyme disease: Borrelial Lymphocytoma is a manifestation of Lyme disease that has only been reported in Europe. Oral doxycycline for 14-21 days is the appropriate t... Read More
A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrea Rodgers
29 years experience
Go the the ER: If your wound is swollen and red you should be seen, you most likely have an infection.
A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrea Rodgers
29 years experience
Previous surgery?: If you have had previous abdominal surgery you need to be seen, you may have an obstruction. Any severe pain or vomiting even without previous surger... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrea Rodgers
29 years experience
Have you been seen?: Hi, have you been seen by a doctor for this yet? If not I suggest being seen as soon as possible. There are many causes for rapid heart rate and pal... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrea Rodgers
29 years experience
See a doctor: Your symptoms suggest a pelvic infection. I suggest being seen as soon as possible for diagnosis and treatment.
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrea Rodgers
29 years experience
Plantar Fasciitis: Hi, Your symptoms are consistent with a condition called plantar fasciitis, an inflammation of the large tendon on the bottom of the foot. Stretching ... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrea Rodgers
29 years experience
Grade of sprain: You didn't say how recently. More severe sprains, grade 2 or 3 can take six or more weeks to heal. If you feel your ankle joint is unstable, still h... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Rodgers is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Rodgers is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Nov 26, 2015
I am grateful for this doctor this Thanksgiving!
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This was very helpful. Thanks! I work in an area that's near woods and we have dear walk through all the time. I feel like I'm crazy. All my other blood tests are negative. Thanks.
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The peroneal artery is on the lateral side. The posterior tibial is on the anterior side. They are not the same artery. Go back to school.
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thanks but I was trying to get my ovulation date my baby due September 18 and day I got pregnant

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine, OH
Graduated 1993MD

Residency

Mt Sinai Hospital, Cleveland, OH

Awards

Top Emergency Medicine Specialist , Second Place, Ohio - Summer
2014
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