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Dr. Christopher Smith

Family Medicine
Winchester, TN
42 years experience male

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Specialties
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Family Medicine

Licenses

United States: Alabama, Illinois, Indiana, Nebraska, Nevada, Tennessee

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

215 Answers
5 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Smith
Family Medicine 42 years experience
Downward nails: nails are made from tough keritin protein., Diet,past and current illnesses,age all effect the way they grow. Downward growing nails may denote liver,... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Christopher Smith
Family Medicine 42 years experience
Unknown pain: if it is a sharp/burning type pain ---with out a history of any trauma---it could be the early signs of herpes zoster--shingles-----unless its symptom... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Smith
Family Medicine 42 years experience
Pain foot spurts: not always. It depends on how much discomfort it is giving you. Sometimes ortho orthotics gives good relief . You should see an orthopedic doctor or... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Christopher Smith
Family Medicine 42 years experience
Ear: most likely---middle ear effusion----fluids behind your ear drum----another cause can be --eustachian tube dysfunction----both usually related to a vi... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Smith
Family Medicine 42 years experience
Sleep: sleep occurs in stages 1-4; stage1-light sleep stage2 ,then stage 3--known as Delta wave sleep then stage 4: which is know as REM sleep-rapid eye mo... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Smith
Family Medicine 42 years experience
Kidney pain: Need more history about your medical problem question too vague
A female asked:
Dr. Christopher Smith
Family Medicine 42 years experience
Vaginal edema: Need more history. Are you using any vaginal creams or spermicides? Are you using condoms? If you are using any lubricants you may have an allergy ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Smith
Family Medicine 42 years experience
Thc test: true topical lotions --- studies have not shown it positiv e on urine drug screens-------however the new transderm THC patch will show
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Smith
Family Medicine 42 years experience
Herpes 2: It is very unlikely that you would get Herpes Genitalia from a toilet seat. Genital Herpes is a sexually transmitted infection. Spread from skin to ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Smith
Family Medicine 42 years experience
Vitamins: if taken as directed--rarely any side efffects----as with any medications---GI symptoms: ie--diarrhea, nausea,allergic skin reactions can occur
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Smith
Family Medicine 42 years experience
DHA in pregnancy: Research indicates that the two most beneficial Omega-3s are EPA and DHA Although EPA and DHA naturally occur together and work together in the body,... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Smith
Family Medicine 42 years experience
RNA-testing: at 14 day post exposure---an undetectable HIV RNA is a strong sign that you are not infected. I would do the recommended testing at 4-6 weeks with an... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Christopher Smith
Family Medicine 42 years experience
Discharge vag: Can not tell if you are pregnant with out a pregnancy test. Have you missed your period? If you are having unprotected sex, you could get pregnant. ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Smith
Family Medicine 42 years experience
Bloating: During the menstural cycle there is a major fluctuation of the hormones ,namely estrogen and progesterone and this causes fluid retention,swelling , ... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Smith
Family Medicine 42 years experience
Pain/jaw: In your age group. Especially if there is a heart history in your family. Make sure this is not atypical chest pain. Other wise it could be dental or... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Christopher Smith
Family Medicine 42 years experience
Joint pain: Are you on or currently taking a quinolone antibiotic like cipro (ciprofloxacin) or levaquin . lfof so it my be a side effect of the antibiotic . IT c... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Smith
Family Medicine 42 years experience
Loose stools: could be a change in your diet , or a viral enteritis, or bacterial enteritis----due to the fact that you live in Africa it could easily be a parasiti... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Smith
Family Medicine 42 years experience
Belly pain: if the symptoms are getting worst you need to go to the ER for evaluation to have lab work and x-rays done . It may be more than constipation. Bell... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Smith
Family Medicine 42 years experience
Foot pain: Traumatic or atraumatic phebitis: warm soaks, NSAIDS like nuprin (ibuprofen) or motrin (if not allergic), ace wrap. Will go away in a few days.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Smith
Family Medicine 42 years experience
Irreg period: dark brown vaginal bleeding---especially if you are having abdominal cramping ---can be a sign of pelvic infection------if you not on any birth contr... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Smith
Family Medicine 42 years experience
TTC: many reasons for not being able to conceive----although a healthy diet and vitamins are important----I suggest that you see a OB/GYN specialist that d... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Smith
Family Medicine 42 years experience
Abdominal pain: long list of differential diagnosis; would need more information Are you having any changes in your bowels ie: constipation,diarrhea? are you havin... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Smith
Family Medicine 42 years experience
Gyn issue: Have you done a pregnancy test ?---unlikely to be pregnant. However with the pain and vaginal discharge higher likelihood of a pelvic infection----It ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Smith
Family Medicine 42 years experience
Bruising of the feet: Chiari Malformation is a congenital malformation with defects in the cerebelium--the part of the brain that controls balance and cooordination; sympto... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Smith
Family Medicine 42 years experience
Not preg: Yes-you should have a work up by GYN doctor
A female asked:
Dr. Christopher Smith
Family Medicine 42 years experience
Nauseated: need to have a better medical history about you to give an answer---it could be a food issue,or a medical issue or infection issue----without more his... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Smith
Family Medicine 42 years experience
Miscarried: An hCG level 25mIU/ml is considered positive Most women can expect their level to return to non-pregnancy level in 4-6 weeks and this time frame d... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Smith
Family Medicine 42 years experience
Soreness: Yes it is a hormone based product. It usually goes away shortly
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Smith
Family Medicine 42 years experience
Preg: anything is possible. But more likely from the added hormones from the Plan B pill
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Smith
Family Medicine 42 years experience
Missed period: physical or emotional changes in your life can affect your periods; recent stopping of BCP Too much stress,Diet change,athletic training,anxiety ,hor... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Smith
Family Medicine 42 years experience
Qt prolongation: Anyone with a condition affecting the heart that can cause sudden death needs to take extra care with medicines For people with LQTS there are specifi... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Smith
Family Medicine 42 years experience
Eating sugar: The exact link between a sugar filled diet and yeast infection is unclear, but one theory is that elevated glucose levels in the blood make it easier ... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Smith
Family Medicine 42 years experience
Red spots: Need more information and description size ,number,tenderness any new medications, are you on asprin, or any anti coagulate medications, any recent... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Christopher Smith
Family Medicine 42 years experience
39wk: Sounds like you are about ready to dreliever If you are leaking ambeoic fluid you should let your OB doctor know. There is an increased risk of infec... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Smith
Family Medicine 42 years experience
Gas pain: It is probably gas/stool moving along the large colon--especially on the left side is the Splenic flexture --which when you get gas/stool and spastici... Read More
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Smith
Family Medicine 42 years experience
Freq boils: . Diabetics are more prone to infections; secondary to poor circulation, nutritional deficiencies, diabetic neuropathy. A boil can develope anywhere ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Christopher Smith
Family Medicine 42 years experience
Laceration: It will heal faster--and have less chance of infection if you had the laceration repaired
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Smith
Family Medicine 42 years experience
Changes: Hormonal changes during pregnancy cause increased blood flow and changes in the breast tissue ,which makes your breasts feel swollen and sore. Breasts... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Smith
Family Medicine 42 years experience
Vitamin: Vitamins and extra folic acid are helpful. But otit ois also very helpful to check with your Doctor to make sure your general health is OK for a pre... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Smith
Family Medicine 42 years experience
Diarrrhea: No risks if you took your BCP on time each day and did not miss any
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Smith
Family Medicine 42 years experience
Type A personality: characteristics: Time urgency and impatience-always in a race easily frustrated 2. Free-Floating Hostility or Aggressiveness--impatience,being easily ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Christopher Smith
Family Medicine 42 years experience
Elbow sensation: pinched nerve---in cervical spine or in the arm---need to have more information---follow up with your doctor for further eval or referral
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Smith
Family Medicine 42 years experience
Sharp pain: I would need more information than just a sharp pain If it is intense then you should see medical evaluation soon
A female asked:
Dr. Christopher Smith
Family Medicine 42 years experience
Advise: you need to follow up with your Gyn doctor for full. My opinions would only be speculations with out a full history/physical and lab work. There is ... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Smith
Family Medicine 42 years experience
Laryngitis: In your age group the most common cause of laryngitis is caused from an upper respiratory viral infection---usually associated with a barky cough --no... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Smith
Family Medicine 42 years experience
Muscle twitch: Muscle twitching is called Fasciculations . Fasciculations are the result of minor local muscle contractions or the uncontrollable twitching of a sing... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Smith
Family Medicine 42 years experience
Vag discharge: It sounds like you have a vaginal infection; it is important that you get into your gyn doctor as soon as possible.
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Smith
Family Medicine 42 years experience
Yes: yes,periodontal disease,gingivitis,and dental abscess can cause adenopthy
A male asked:
Dr. Christopher Smith
Family Medicine 42 years experience
Leg symptom: if you have no swelling, or pain---then it is just a pinched nerve----usually from the lower back----would need more information to give you a better ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Smith
Family Medicine 42 years experience
Ear pain: have your doctor check your ears with an otoscope ---to see if you have and inner ear infection or just fluid behind your ear drum----which could be ... Read More

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Testimonials
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HealthTap member
Dec 13, 2015
Thank you so much for taking time out to speak with me tonight. Although the hospital didnt do anything but run a urine. He said I had a pinched nerve and muscle spams in my back. That was it.
HealthTap member
May 13, 2015
Many thanks др to Smith! I the Russian, live in Russia. Not too well I know English. He well explained everything and calmed me. Very much I recommend this doctor!
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May 6, 2015
very sweet! very polite knows what he's talking about knew exactly what my problem was faster then the er ppl! great job an thanks soo much!!! god bless you!!!!
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This was very helpful. Thanks! thank you for replying, but I am only 18 years of age if that changes anything. I keep fit regularly which is kind of a shock that its my circulation.
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This was very helpful. Thanks! I made a mistake on my question. I ment I spotted pinkish and now it clear discharge. Sorry to bother u im just a little worried
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank u. I was confused about it possibly terminating a fertilized egg. Good to know it's not an abortion pill.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific, CA
Graduated 1980MD

Awards

Top Family Physician, First Place, Tennessee - Fall
2014
Top Doctor, Second Place, Nashville Region - Fall
2014
Most Influential Doctor, Second Place, Nashville Region - Fall
2014
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