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Dr. Joseph O'Bryan

Family Medicine
Paducah, KY
28 years experience male

Locations

O'Bryan Family Medicine

Paducah, KY

Address

5120 Village Square Drive, Suite 103, Paducah, KY, US
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My office hours

Wednesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
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Insurances accepted

Aetna

Anthem BC Life & Health Insurance Company

Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Kentucky

Bluegrass Family Health, Inc

Humana Insurance Company

Cigna

UnitedHealthcare

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Family Medicine

Licenses

United States: Indiana, Kentucky

Doctor Q&A

36 Answers
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph O'Bryan
Family Medicine 28 years experience
RUQ pain: Sounds like it could be gallbladder disease and possibly infection, though you are a bit young for this. SInce you are having fever you should get ch... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Joseph O'Bryan
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Vaginal rash: Is the rash itchy or burning? If so it is most likely yeast and you could try treating with OTC yeast medication. However if it is painful or has so... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph O'Bryan
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Cefuroxime and pregn: Cefuroxime is pregnancy category B which means it is generally considered safe to use during pregnancy.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph O'Bryan
Family Medicine 28 years experience
TB test: It is probably a local reaction and not necessarily a positive especially this early. Sometimes if the test is given too deeply it can cause bruising... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph O'Bryan
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Reflux: I have heard several of my patients say their reflux has been helped by apple cider vinegar. Not sure if they were taking tablets or not. You should... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph O'Bryan
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Periods: It sounds like you are describing clotted blood which can be normal if you are having a heavy period. As long as you are not bleeding excessively or ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph O'Bryan
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Potasium replacement: It depends on what the potassium level was and why it was low. Most likely one dose will not have much effect on the level and you will need to take ... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph O'Bryan
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Metoprolol dose: 25mg of metoprolol daily is a low dose. You can have a reduction in HR at any dose. It depends on what your HR was before starting and on what other... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph O'Bryan
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Pregnancy: There is always a chance of pregnancy when you have sex. However if you used protection and you did not miss a period then your chance is very low.
A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph O'Bryan
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Dosage excess: 50mg of Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can be a normal dose so no harm there. Repeating in 1 hour should at most cause excessive sleepiness.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph O'Bryan
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Dreams: Yes it is normal to have elevated heart rate when awakening from a stimulating dream wether it is sexual or of other nature.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph O'Bryan
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Preterm labor: Yes, Group B strep infection could cause pre term labor
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph O'Bryan
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Pregnancy: Most certainly could be. I would retest in 1 to 2 days.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph O'Bryan
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Benadryl (diphenhydramine): Most people it will last 8 hours or so but I have seen people who still feel groggy 12 hours later or more
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph O'Bryan
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Rectal itching: I assume you are talking about your rectum. Itching and bleeding of the rectum usually means a hemorrhoid. However if it does not respond to treatme... Read More
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph O'Bryan
Family Medicine 28 years experience
EGD: If you are referring to an EGD where the use a scope to look into your esophagus and stomach, then it should be painless since they will sedate you fi... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph O'Bryan
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Heartburn symptoms: You can have referred pain from the esophagus that is felt in the back though it is unusual. Other possibilities could include gallbladder disease. ... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph O'Bryan
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Gatorade and BP meds: Occasional use of Gatorade while taking losartan should be fine as long as you do not have a problem with high potassium already. Be sure that your b... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph O'Bryan
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Normal vaginal look: Yes a normal vagina has folds and ridges and it would be impossible for you to see all the way inside
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph O'Bryan
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Boils: Not necessarily, there are many people who have recurrent boils because they are carriers of MRSA. See your doctor and get tested if you are concerne... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph O'Bryan
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Alcohol: No it won't affect the test, but of course you should not drink to excess ever.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph O'Bryan
Family Medicine 28 years experience
IVF: Best to check with your fertility specialist, but if your embryos do not make do five on repeated attempts, you may want to consider genetic testing t... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph O'Bryan
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Genital itching: When you shave pubic hairs it is common to have some itching, but you can also get ingrown hairs that come become infected and cause pimple like spots... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph O'Bryan
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Potassium replacemen: I've not heard of potassium causing diarrhea, but you could ask your doctor for a different formulation, perhaps a timed release one and it may cause ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph O'Bryan
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Abdominal symptoms: There are several possibilities for these symptoms such as gallbladder disease, ulcer, acid irritation of stomach or esophagus, pancreatitis or other ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph O'Bryan
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Cefuroxime: Cefuroxime is a cephalosporin antibiotic that can be used to treat a variety of infections including sinusitis, pharyngitis, ear infections, urinary t... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph O'Bryan
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Potasium: No, Klor-Con is potassium chloride which is different from potassium iodide
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph O'Bryan
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Breast tenderness: There are several causes of breast tenderness. It could be as simple as hormonal fluctuations; sometimes breast tenderness is seen with early pregnanc... Read More
A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph O'Bryan
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Cholesterol: Current guidelines state that if the LDL is > 180 you should be treated with a statin to reduce the risk for heart attack and stroke. Ask your doc... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph O'Bryan
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Pregnancy signs: Many women complain of nausea especially in the morning as an early sign. Other signs could just be extreme tiredness, breast tenderness and of cours... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph O'Bryan
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Sinusitis: If your symptoms have not improved at all, you may need to be seen again and be switched to a different antibiotic. If you have had some improvement ... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph O'Bryan
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Missed Period: Well it is possible that you may have just not ovulated and be late on a period but I think pregnancy is a definite possibility especially if you were... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph O'Bryan
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Pregnancy: If you had 2 negative tests then it is unlikely that you are pregnant but not impossible. The cramping may be a sign that you are about to start your... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Joseph O'Bryan
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Pelvic pain: There are many possible causes for this type of pain. It could be that you are feeling menstrual cramps if you are near your period. It could be inf... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph O'Bryan
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Pregnancy: I have seen patients have a period after becoming pregnant, especially if it was light one. I would test.
A female asked:
Dr. Joseph O'Bryan
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Talk with your doc: Those findings most likely indicate some atherosclerosis in the aorta and you should follow up with your doctor for possible imaging such as a CT Angi... Read More

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. O'Bryan is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. O'Bryan is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thanks for the quick and informative reply. I greatly appreciate it.
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Thanks for your quick reply! Dpo is days past ovulation Dr. Im a paramedic but no kids. Thank you!!
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This made me feel good. Thanks! It itches and developed within like 2-3 days

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Kentucky College of Medicine, KY
Graduated 1994MD

Residency

St. Mary's
Completed 1997

Awards

Top Doctor, First Place, Paducah Region - Summer
2014
Top Family Physician, Second Place, Kentucky - Summer
2014
Most Influential Doctor, Third Place, Paducah Region - Summer
2014
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