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Dr. Connie Anderson

Family Medicine
Sarver, PA
28 years experience female

Locations

Colonial Clinic

Sarver, PA

Address

706 Ekastown Rd, Sarver, PA, US
Directions

Fax

(724) 353-2040

Insurances accepted

Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield

About

Bio

I started medicine a second career after spending 3 years in Haiti upgrading laboratories in Deschapples and Port-au-Prince. I had the opportunity to work with Dr. Latimer Mellon who lived in Deschapples since 1950 until his death.

Specialties
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Family Medicine

Licenses

United States: Pennsylvania

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Connie Anderson
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Vaginitis: Check the date on the bottle or package to make sure it is not outdated.
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Connie Anderson
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Staples: Staples are used in surgery are stainless steel and are not to be taken out. These are used all the time and will show up in any future x-rays
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Connie Anderson
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Diarrhea: If you are diabetic you did not mention if your taking medications. A diabetic medicine called metformin can cause diarrhea and maybe worse at nigh... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Connie Anderson
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Late menses: It could mean you pregnant if unprotected intercourse, but there are other reasons like stress, weight loss or over exercising. If in doubt check a... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Connie Anderson
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Yeast: Usually itching and discharge is likely a yeast infection an could use an OTC for vaginal yeast. I f no resolution would visit your PCP or gyn
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Connie Anderson
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Mouth pain: I recommend you see your dentist and may need an x-Ray to determine a cause.
A female asked:
Dr. Connie Anderson
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Constipation?: Are you bleeding vaginally? If not, constipation can stretch the rectal tissue causing bleeding. This should resolve on its own. Increase fiber in ... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Connie Anderson
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Fatigue: This is a normal feeling without enough sleep. Can you not sleep longer if you take a Xanax (alprazolam) before retiring? Sleeping during the day i... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Connie Anderson
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Liver profile: Would recommend repeating the test in 4-6 weeks. If increasing you could need further evaluation and possible screen for hepatitis.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Connie Anderson
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Leg pain: Suggest not going to the ER as have had a good work up and not likely to do more. Suggest going to a gym to begin some strengthening and see if it im... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Connie Anderson
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Otitis: Need antibiotic drops from your PCP- 4 drops 4times daily for 7-10 days. If true swimmers ear could become severely painful. Suggest having your do... Read More
A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Connie Anderson
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Cervical pain: There is no set number. They usually done by series of 3 to see the response and then continued later again if helpful and needed. You seem young t... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Connie Anderson
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Insomnia: That is normal feelings when not sleeping. Just be careful not to perform risky tasks until more rested.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Connie Anderson
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Possible eczema: The canals can cause itching but the canals can become inflamed with constant use of q-tips. Try OTC steroid cream once daily for week and then wee... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Connie Anderson
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Restless leg: If it is going to help, you should know quickly. If it helps increase the dose with help of you physician until symptoms are relieved.
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Connie Anderson
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Pill: Usually cannot get stuck in the small bowel. It will move along with the other contents. Mostly patients complain of pills sticking in the throat a... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Connie Anderson
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Hematochezia: It could be bleeding. Usually there is an odor. Iron can make your BM black. If a history of ulcers you should have your doctor check you. Do not ... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Connie Anderson
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Lymph nodes: Lymph nodes enlarge in fighting infection and more likely that is what is happening versus lymphoma. Biopsy is a good idea to prove it is nothing ba... Read More
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Connie Anderson
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Polyps: Best to have polyps removed before sent for pathology. Adenomatous polyps left unchecked can advance to a cancer.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Connie Anderson
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Poss gerd: Would stop taking Advil (ibuprofen) or Ibuprofen and try taking OTC Prilosec if currently not taking anything. Consult with primary care if not r... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Connie Anderson
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Nsaids: Usually should take one or the other, but not both at the same time for pain. Meloxicam would likely cause less nausea and irritation to the stomac... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Connie Anderson
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Recovery: Usually after disconnected from any special lines. Usually observed for 24 hours and then home. Pretty easy recovery
A member asked:
Dr. Connie Anderson
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Abdominal pain: If food makes the pain worse particularly an hour or so later, it could be your gallbladder if you have one. Otherwise could try a Pepcid or Zantac (... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Connie Anderson
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Runner: Recommend stretching exercises to warm up the muscles. Each session of running push alttle further and longer and you will improve.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Connie Anderson
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Knee: It is not unusual to have non painful crepitance of the knees and does not particularly indicate future problems.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Connie Anderson
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Uti: Some can be dangerous but your doctor knows which are safe in pregnancy.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Connie Anderson
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Belgic: Exact mechanism is unknown but increases serotonin levels with a long list of side affects. Most folks want an easy fix but nothing can beat moderati... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Connie Anderson
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Uti: It means you have many cells of infection in your urine in HPF under the microscope. Indicates a urinary infection.
A female asked:
Dr. Connie Anderson
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Hypotension: I do not know your age, but low BP can be normal. Only if dizziness would I be concerned.
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Connie Anderson
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Possible cause: Are you taking your medicines? Any recent blood work? Has this weight gain been sudden or gradual? Does the swelling improve after sleeping? Are y... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Connie Anderson
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Rectal bleeding: I would recommend being checked by your physician. It could be a internal hemorrhoid internally but could warrant a colonoscopy to make sure nothing... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Connie Anderson
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Prayer: Stacie you are in my prayers tonight that have a good result with your test.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Connie Anderson
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Glaucoma: No it would not. Eyes probably feel heavy usually will show you need more rest.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Connie Anderson
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Anxiety: Yes you can, but together can be sedating so take care .
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Connie Anderson
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Eustachian tube dysf: Need the ears checked. Could try using nasal saline and/ antihistamine like Claritin. Could be pressure on the Eustachian tube dysfunction
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Connie Anderson
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Hypertensive meds: Both are good medicines and cost effective. It is possible that Norvasc (amlodipine) could help migraines.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Connie Anderson
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Heart symptoms: Usually chest pain or pressure lasting more than 20 minutes made worse with activity or worsening shortness of breath.
A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Connie Anderson
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Forgetting: It is not unusual to not to be able to think of things at times. It happens frequently to everyone.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Connie Anderson
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Risk: You are not likely to get pregnant as you have not ovulated- you have shed lining of the uterus along with the last egg.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Connie Anderson
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Rust: Not sure how rust can be ingested, but if small particles, it is likely not to be a problem and will be passed in the stool.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Connie Anderson
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Palpitations: At your age could be due to anxiety or caffeine consumption. Do not feel truly cardiac. Would perhaps have your thyroid tested to rule out an over a... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Connie Anderson
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Children's health: Not likely. Young children need to develop immunity. Did you breast feed? This usually helps with immunity early on. But usually there will be a d... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Connie Anderson
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Lymph node: Usually if lymph nodes are swollen it may take 6 weeks for the nodes to return to normal.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Connie Anderson
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Ulcerations: Could apply a form of lidocaine topically for comfort. If non-resolving and re-occurring would need further evaluation..

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Anderson is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Anderson is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you I have had a bone density scan and I am osteopenia.
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thanks was curious - it certainly seemed like a creepy quick fix!
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thank you. It doesn't expire until 9/8/14. I can take it yeah!!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, PA
Graduated 1994MD

Residency

Western Reserve Care System, Youngstown , OH
Completed 1997

Awards

Top Reproductive Endocrinologist, First Place, Pennsylvania - Summer
2014
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