Dr. Cynthia Archer

Internal Medicine
Jackson, WY
21 years experience female

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Internal medicine is my passion, it's like "chocolate for the brain." The best part of being a general internist though, isn't the intellectual feast, it's changing people's lives for the better. Helping people overcome serious health challenges and living life to the fullest is what I enjoy most. At Humboldt State University I received my BS with a Double Major in Environmental Biology and Botany. After working as an avian biologist during summers and for two years post graduation I went back to HSU to study natural products organic chemistry and mycology. Before long, I realized I preferred working with people, and applied to medical school. I am proud to be alumni of the George Washington University School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic IM Residency and NHSC Scholarship recipient.

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Internal Medicine

Hospital-based practice

Licenses

United States: Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, Utah, Wyoming

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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Archer
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
First do no harm.: In medicine we have a word for findings on radiographs done "just because I want it". We call these findings of undertermined significance &... Read More
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A 62-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Archer
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Suicide Is Serious: And should be prevented. Sometimes one must use the tools available. There are many other drug classes effective for depression, and if SSRIs don't wo... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cynthia Archer
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Are you a smoker?: If so then the chances of this being related to smoking related lung disease are higher. Either way, this is not normal. You may have post nasal drip ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Archer
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Simplest explanation: Most of the time, these headaches are migraine, but to establish the diagnosis and recommend a treatment plan you will need to discuss the circumstanc... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Archer
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
You could get 1 more: Opinion. Otherwise, as the eggs are donor eggs it's possible your body won't accept the embryo. You have two competent reproductive endocrinologists a... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Archer
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Emergency: This is a potential obstetrical emergency and is preeclampsia or some other pregnancy complication until proven otherwise. Call your doctor NOW. If yo... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Archer
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Possibly: I believed that depends upon the setting in which the DVT occurred. If there was no underlying hypercoagulable state and there has been a complete hem... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Archer
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
That's not an easy ?: Sorry about that, but I'm certain a doctor will need to examine you to answer that question. What other physical symptoms do you have? How long has th... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Archer
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Maybe.: If you are sick with a gastrointestinal infection that can be one of the symptoms. Try to sip peppermint tea or maybe a dilute electrolyte solution an... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Archer
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
You are a bit young: For gallbladder disease, but that is one possible explanation if your nausea is especially bad after eating meals that are high in fat. Are there any ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Archer
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Yes.: If your OB gave it you can be sure the benefits of the drug outweigh the risks of it's use. Organogenesis is complete at this point so birth defe... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Archer
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
A few thoughts.: 1) certain that you are not pregnant? Might want to have a blood test unless you are not sexually active 2) infection can cause this. Infections of th... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cynthia Archer
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Is it really: The headphones? Or is it the way you position your head when you put them in? Try observing yourself in a mirror while you insert them, watch your bod... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Archer
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Yes, it can be.: Some women do develop recurrence of uterine decidual tissue, aka endometrium even after ablation. The bleeding should not be heavy, but should be cycl... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Archer
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
When was your LMP?: That means last menstrual period. Usually docs use that to calculate pregnancy in weeks. You most likely will find if you are 20 weeks or more that yo... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Archer
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Not possible to say: The bottom line here, is you need to be checked out. At 45 your body is not as resilient as a 20 something, pregnancy is more of a physical challenge.... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Archer
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Sorry for your loss.: In both ways, your irreplaceable little baby and your hair. That is a dreadful situation for any young mother to have to face. The good news is that ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Archer
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Unusual question: Using a pregnancy calculator one typically uses the date of the last period to figure out due date. I am certain this has been done by your obstetrici... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Archer
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Potentially migraine: The symptoms you describe are not unusual for a menstrually associated migraine. In many women the shedding of the uterine lining can wax and wane, yo... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Archer
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Call the surgeon: Who performed the extraction. They will want to know you are having this problem and will be able to advise you of what to do. Good luck and heal spee... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Archer
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
No question see a Dr: There is no way to get to the bottom of this without an exam. Potential sources include tonsil stones, tooth decay, an esophageal diverticulum with de... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Archer
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Better check an HPT: If there is any chance you could be pregnant, check a home pregnancy test to be sure that's not causing this. You might have a urinary infection.... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Archer
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
A multiplicity: Of possible issues. Make things easy on yourself and go see a gynecologist. Rather than trying to self diagnose, let someone with extensive training i... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Archer
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Get seen ASAP: If you want to know what disease or diseases you might have, especially if you are concerned about sexually transmitted diseases, you need testing in ... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cynthia Archer
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Tribulus terrestris: Has been shown to increase some hormones in certain animals, but has not been shown to increase testoterone in Humans. There is evidence it may contr... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Archer
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Not necessarily.: Do you have a copy of the 12 lead? This is what is normal in T-waves. T wave should be upright in leads V2 - V6, inverted in aVR. Here is a link to a ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Archer
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Get seen: The possibilities range from a bad menstrual cycle to life threatening conditions like appendicitis or ectopic pregnancy. This is an issue for the eme... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Archer
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
No, although.: Owls are cool. But no, this is a normal change in circadian rhythm that occurs in teens and in peri- menopausal females. The current thinking is that ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Archer
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Not likely: Not impossible, but not likely. Really want to be extra sure? Use a home pregnancy test. Not convinced? See GYN. Most pregnancies are obvious by 12 we... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Archer
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Just curious...: Why you are concerned specifically about optic neuritis? A female in her mid twenties might worry about this, for example, if there is a family histor... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Archer
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Definitely get seen.: This is potentially a simple rash or bruise, but it could also be a type of breast cancer. This is an issue that you should have evaluated by a doctor... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cynthia Archer
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Best answer.: Be evaluated in person by a doctor. It's unlikely to be anything serious, but you will not find out what it is until a good doctor performs a history ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Archer
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Patience: Your body will need time to recover after hysterectomy. There are some things you can do to speed the process up such as getting up and walking as so... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Archer
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
You may have: Allergic conjunctivitis. You could try using clarifying along with artificial tears to see if that relieves your symptoms. It would be best to have a ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Archer
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
I'm not sure who...: Has the injury, headache and sleepiness. If the answer is the toddler take the little one in to the ER. Better to be safe. If the pediatrician can see... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Archer
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
It is not uncommon: To have cycle irregularity and even a significant delay in returning to regular menstrual cycles once you discontinue oral contraception. That said, y... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Archer
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Extremely unlikely: So unlikely that the likelihood approaches zero. You have more radiation exposure on a cross country flight, or hiking at altitude. That said, WHY did... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Archer
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
If you are bleeding: That badly, you may be miscarrying. If you are soaking through pads in minutes no question ER now. If you soak a maxi pad an hour for four hours that'... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cynthia Archer
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Most likely.: You've probably got a hemorrhoid that you can see. Although there are other explanations and ideally you want to have a doctor take a look to make sur... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Archer
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Yes.: That's the short answer. Yes you can have cycles that are shorter than the typical 28 day length. This is especially true for young women, athletes, a... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Archer
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Well that depends: on what the problem is. Try asking again, and maybe give the diagnosis if you have one. Have you been told you need surgery? By whom? These are the ki... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Archer
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Hospital now.: If you have a six year old who has been sick with a respiratory infection for a week and is now feeling short of breath you have no time to lose. This... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Archer
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
No, not all.: But most do have the potential to allow yeast to proliferate because antibiotics that kill bacteria can kill the normal organisms that are pert of you... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cynthia Archer
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Not as high risk as: You would have been without the condom. In fact the only risky behavior you describe is digital penetration followed by touching your own genitalia (p... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Archer
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Maybe: There are two ways to find out. Get a pregnancy test done, use a home test from the pharmacy, or wait and see if you still don't have your period in a... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Archer
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Repeat US and HCG: In one week. Usually fetal heart tones should be seen by week 8, if not, you may be having an early pregnancy loss AKA miscarriage. Do not plan on any... Read More
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A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cynthia Archer
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Many possibilities: This is something you need to speak with YOUR doctor, the one who ordered the X-ray, about right away. Treatment obviously depends on the diagnosis, a... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Archer
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
B12 is fine, but...: Getting B12 will not cause a problem. It's best to avoid dietary or herbal supplements for reasons too complex to explain in 400 characters. Also... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Cynthia Archer
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
See a doctor : This is a complex problem that can't be even have the surface scratched in 400 characters or less. Do yourself a favor and see a primary care MD for a... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Archer
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Life is messy: Sometimes, and though the popular thinking is still somehow distorted regarding professionals in medicine, we are still Human beings. We get cancer, f... Read More
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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
Nov 6, 2014
Love what Dr. Cynthia Archer stands for! She is passionate about helping patients feel better, understands their medical conditions & provides sound, clear practical advice on how best to take care of...Read More
Nov 14, 2014
I have had the pleasure of getting to know Dr. Archer through her professional wisdom as well as personally to discover she is charming and avant garde which in my opinion are valuable attributes to h...Read More
On 11 May,2017 Dr. Archer has made major contributions to a mystery case presented here. Her thoughts are brilliant and reflect an uncommon depth of analysis and "thinking out of the box". Her sugges...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Your commented reply has helped so many others that go to this site. I will look into interventional c's. Have family history of heart issues. Being cautious. Am in very...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you!!! Called OB and they said if it's more than a pad an hour or bigger than a fist to call. Otherwise they said I shouldn't worry. Thank you for your answer!!!! ...Read More

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

George Washington University Medical School, DC
Graduated 2002MD

Residency

MAYO CLINIC

Awards

"Best Doctors in America"
National Health Service Corp Scholar, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
William Beaumont Medical Society Scientific Honorary, George Washington University

Affiliations

Mayo Alumni Association
American College of Physicians
William Beaumont Research Society, 1999--2000
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