Dr. Andrea Rodgers

Emergency Medicine
Akron, OH
30 years experience female

About

Bio

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

Specialties
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Emergency Medicine

Languages spoken

English

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279 Answers
123 Agrees
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrea Rodgers
30 years experience
Spreading bites: It is possible that you could have an skin infection, one that would mimic spreading bites is called folliculitis, an infection of the hair follicles.... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrea Rodgers
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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
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A 18-year-old female asked:
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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
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A 16-year-old female asked:
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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
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A 20-year-old female asked:
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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
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A 30-year-old female asked:
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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
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A female asked:
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Lice: If you feel that something is crawling on your scalp, it could be lice. Take a close look in the mirror at your hair, if you see tiny, white dots on ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
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High blood pressure: Those readings are high and in light of the symptoms you describe, I suggest being seen as soon as possible.
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A 54-year-old female asked:
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Black stools: Black stools can indicate bleeding in the upper GI tract and the fact you had 7 episodes today is concerning. Certain medications such as pepto-bismo... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrea Rodgers
30 years experience
Ignore: Eat the "BRAT" diet: bananas, rice, applesauce, and toast. See MD for severe pain or blood in stool.
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A 30-year-old male asked:
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Unlikely: Implantation of a fertilized egg can take 6-12 days after ovulation. Pregnancy tests do not usually read positive until the mother's HCG, the hormone... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrea Rodgers
30 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
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A 24-year-old female asked:
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Candida is yeast: Candida albicans is responsible for yeast infections. If you are not sure what is causing your symptoms I suggest seeing your doctor to confirm and r... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrea Rodgers
30 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.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
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Drainage: If you have been on antibiotics and your abscess has gotten worse, the only cure is incision and drainage. I know it sounds scary but I promise once ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrea Rodgers
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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
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrea Rodgers
30 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
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A 26-year-old female asked:
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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
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrea Rodgers
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I wouldn't: Ridol, (loperimide) is an anti-cholinergic drug that is used for diarrhea but it can have some serious side effects especially in the elderly. First ... Read More
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A female asked:
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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
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrea Rodgers
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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
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A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrea Rodgers
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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
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrea Rodgers
30 years experience
Missed a period?: Have you missed a period? If you have you could have an ectopic pregnancy. An ectopic pregnancy is a pregnancy that occurs outside of the uterus and... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrea Rodgers
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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
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrea Rodgers
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See your doctor: Swelling of the axillary (arm pit), lymph nodes could signify an infection either in the arm pits themselves or the surrounding areas. I see you are ... Read More
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A female asked:
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Need more info: Hi, Most itchy bumps are red in color. Are they spreading? Are there red streaks or any swelling? Do the bumps look like they have fluid inside or ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrea Rodgers
30 years experience
Should be fine: A small piece of foil should pass through your GI tract without any problem. There are no significant toxic effects from a small piece of foil, nor s... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrea Rodgers
30 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
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrea Rodgers
30 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
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A female asked:
Dr. Andrea Rodgers
30 years experience
See a doctor: You did not tell me what type of medicine she took. Nevertheless, 50 pills of anything is more than likely life-threatening. Please take her to a do... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrea Rodgers
30 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
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrea Rodgers
30 years experience
Abnormal symptoms?: I see from your history that you have IBS, if the symptoms you are having are unusual for you or you are having increased pain, you should go to the E... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrea Rodgers
30 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
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrea Rodgers
30 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
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrea Rodgers
30 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
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrea Rodgers
30 years experience
Need more info: Are you having trouble swallowing? If so you could be retaining food in your esophagus. If that is the case you need to see your doctor.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrea Rodgers
30 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.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrea Rodgers
30 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
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrea Rodgers
30 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
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrea Rodgers
30 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.
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrea Rodgers
30 years experience
Three days: Hi, Sperm can live in the female reproductive tract for up to 72 hours. There are active sperm in pre ejaculate.
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A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrea Rodgers
30 years experience
Go the the ER: If your wound is swollen and red you should be seen, you most likely have an infection.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrea Rodgers
30 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
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrea Rodgers
30 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
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrea Rodgers
30 years experience
PID: PID or pelvic inflammatory disease causes severe pelvic pain. A pelvic exam can usually distinguish between an uncomplicated chlamydia infection and ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrea Rodgers
30 years experience
Lymph node: What you are describing could be an inflamed submental lymph node. Lymph nodes can be painful if you have an infection. Infections from the lower lip... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrea Rodgers
30 years experience
Pityriasis: What you are describing sounds like pityriasis rosea. It is not serious nor contagious. The cause of pityriasis has yet to be uncovered although som... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Andrea Rodgers
30 years experience
Not eating?: Teresa, you are most definitely not fat, in fact you are dangerously underweight. Are you eating? I suspect you are not which is probably why you fa... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrea Rodgers
30 years experience
Unlikely: If you have never smoked you have a very low risk for lung cancer. Are you having any symptoms that are alarming you? If so, it is important to tell... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrea Rodgers
30 years experience
Bladder irritants: If you haven't already, see your doctor to rule out a urinary tract infection and a condition known as interstitial cystitis that can cause the sympto... 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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