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Dr. Susan Rhoads

Primary Care, Family Medicine
JENKINS, KY
39 years experience female

Locations

Office

Jenkins, KY

Address

9480 Highway 805, Jenkins, KY
Directions

Fax

6068322943

About

Bio

When I know a person, I want to know what they’ve gone through in the past, are going through now, and what their future goals are. Working together and optimizing healthy choices, we can increase the likelihood of living life on our terms as much as possible. It is important to have a doctor who is interested in your long-term health and happiness. My hope is that every person I talk to feels that I am interested in them personally and want to do all that I can to help them feel better now, and provide suggestions for ongoing wellness. My advice to everyone? Laugh at least once a day… humor is truly the best medicine!

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Family Medicine

General Practice

Licenses

United States: Alabama, Arizona, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, Tennessee, Vermont, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

3.4K Answers
38K Agrees
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Rhoads
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Infection.: That can be a sign of a serious infection. Please see a doc today.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Rhoads
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Infectious dz MD.: See an infectious disease doc or a dermatologist, Get another specialty's perspective. Good luck!
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A female asked:
Dr. Susan Rhoads
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Yes, it's possible.: You could have both a yeast infection and a uti. The treatment is different, unless the yeast infection is also causing the uti symptoms, which can h... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Susan Rhoads
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Depends.: You can do weight training fast enough to make it a "cardio" work out. Or you can do a cardio routine in addition to the weight training. Do it at l... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Susan Rhoads
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Hard to say.: This may be an infection of some sort or a dermatitis due to a change in soaps, detergents, or lotions. Get checked to see which it could be.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Rhoads
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Clarify, please!: Do you want to know how to treat addiction? There are many addicting drugs out there and the medical treatment is different for all of them. But for... Read More
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Rhoads
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Allergies?: Allergies can cause drooling and a runny nose. Be sure there are no fragrances or aerosols being used in her environment (all of which exacerbate or ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Rhoads
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Check pg test.: Do a home pregnancy test and follow the instructions exactly. If you are pregnant and have lower abdominal pain that is constant you need to go to th... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Susan Rhoads
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Infection? Stone?: Get checked, blood in the urine is not normal, usually (all though some people have small amounts of blood all the time). If this is new, get checked... Read More
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Rhoads
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Get seen for strep.: A sore throat with or without fever,can be due to strep throat. Get checked to be sure. If you have strep throat you need antibiotics to avoid possi... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Rhoads
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Can't say!: How do you know it is your ovaries that are hurting? Pain in the abdomen can be due to many other things besides your ovaries. If you have new consta... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Susan Rhoads
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Likely okay.: Ouch! If it does not hurt much, you are likely fine. If the pain increases, or you have swelling, fever, or trouble urinating, get checked right away... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Rhoads
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Can get pregnant.: Unprotected sex causes pregnancy. Pre-ejaculate has sperm in it. If you don't want to get pregnant or get a disease, practice safe sex. Don't listen ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Rhoads
Family Medicine 39 years experience
+ or -: The test is either positive or negative. See https://labtestsonline.org/understanding/analytes/mono/tab/test/ If there is any doubt further testing c... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Susan Rhoads
Family Medicine 39 years experience
See your doc!: My heart goes out to you for your loss, However, pelvic pain 6 months later may not be related at all. It also may not be due to pain in the uterus... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Susan Rhoads
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Depends on the germ!: Did the doc do a culture of the pus? Did he say you had a staph infection? Wound infections are usually due to Staphylococcus or Streptococcus specie... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Susan Rhoads
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Get seen now!: This severe a pain, needs to be evaluated. You may have a serious infection, or an abscess (boil) that requires treatment. Do not suffer any more, ge... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Susan Rhoads
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Sunscreen use?: If only your lips are swollen, there are two possibilities: 1. Your lips are sunburned if you did not use sunblocker on them (lips have no melanin, s... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Susan Rhoads
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Different antibiotic: Ampicillin is not a great choice for adult prostatitis though it does work for some. Sometimes a culture helps, sometimes a trial of another antibioti... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Rhoads
Family Medicine 39 years experience
May be too soon,: Aloe vera juice is present in breast milk and can cause vomiting or diarrhea in the baby. There is no online source that states how much is a problem ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Rhoads
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Be very worried!: You must take all 10 days of the antibiotic to prevent the risk of rheumatic fever and of developing drug-resistant bacteria. Continue it and treat t... Read More
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A 88-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Rhoads
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Hard to say: Medications are often a cause of confusion, especially sleeping pills and other benzodiazepines. Other problems can cause confusion, including electr... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Rhoads
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Check a pg test: Please do a home pg test. Follow the instructions exactly and make sure the kit has not expired. If it is positive and you have bleeding, get seen a... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Rhoads
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Not necessarily!: There are "good" City Docs & "good" Country Docs. There are also "bad" City Docs & "bad" Country Docs. Doctors, independent of ability, are p... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Susan Rhoads
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Depends: Average height depends on genetics. Certain peoples are taller than others (Scandinavians vs Asians) for example. If you had regular exams through c... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Rhoads
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Chromosome deletion: Cri du chat is a rare genetic disorder to to chromosome deletion on chromosome 5. See the good discussion of it here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Susan Rhoads
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Many possible causes: An infection like pneumonia, bronchitis, or virus can cause pain when you breathe. An sprain or strain of the ribs or muscles in the chest can do this... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Rhoads
Family Medicine 39 years experience
1 - 4 days, usually: Incubation period of most strains of influenza is 1-4 days, typically 2, but can be as long as 7 for a variant of H3n2. H3N2 is a subtype of influenz... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Rhoads
Family Medicine 39 years experience
See doc: It sounds like you might have a urinary tract infection. Cranberry juice may or may not work, evidence is controversial and with contradictory conclus... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Rhoads
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Depends: It depends on how much you were taking, and for how long, when you withdrew before. If you are using more and for a longer tine, then of course the s... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Rhoads
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Possible abscess: This is a common location to have an abscess, a local skin infection, which is easily treated by opening it and allowing it to drain, which may hurt b... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Susan Rhoads
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Not likely: The official monograph from the FDA on minoxidil does not list acne as a side effect. See your doctor to find out if anything else is going on that c... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Rhoads
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Go to the ER!: Vomiting blood can be very, very serious. He needs to go to the ER right away to treat this. Do not let him drive, and if no one else can drive him ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Rhoads
Family Medicine 39 years experience
A yeast infection.: If the docs said it was a yeast infection, then they are more likely to be right than we are, who have not seen you or taken your history. If you ha... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Rhoads
Family Medicine 39 years experience
And your question?: I suspect you are wondering if you are pregnant. Could be to soon to say. Take another test in a week. Follow the instructions exactly. If you have ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Rhoads
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Hard to say!: Lots of things can affect the menstrual cycle, inc. pregnancy, ovarian dysfunction, stress and thyroid hormone imbalance. See your doc and get this s... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Susan Rhoads
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Depends.: Shingles (herpes zoster) is only contagious by contact with the vesicles until they all crust over. How long it takes to heal can depend on where they... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Rhoads
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Big subject!: Climate, rainfall, temperature, altitude, latitude and longitude, natural disasters all affect type and quality of vegetation as well as people's heal... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Rhoads
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Bruxism: Grinding teeth during the night is called bruxism. See a dentist for initial evaluation and treatment. or referral to a dentist who specializes in thi... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Susan Rhoads
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Yes, it's possible: Bradycardia can go along with cardiomyopathies. It can also be normal in some people, especially athletes. Bradycardia (low heart rate) needs emergenc... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Susan Rhoads
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Prostatitis, uti: Get checked. It is important to rule out an std, but other things can cause it so don't freak out yet. Keep practicing safe sex. Good for you. You ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Susan Rhoads
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Maybe, maybe not: It may be too soon to tell yet. Har will not regrow in the scar itself, and it's hard to predict what will happen in the area around it. The healing p... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Susan Rhoads
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Not necessarily.: An infection with giardia can present with diarrhea or constipation or neither. Stool color is not a reliable way to determine the organism responsib... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Rhoads
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Probably ok, but: You can call poison control and talk to them and they can give you the best information. Have the box or bottle with you, so you can give them the ex... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Rhoads
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Yes: But use it half strength. It is not the best cleanser for wounds, though. A mild dilute soap is fine.
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Rhoads
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Hard to say: There is no simple answer. It depends on other sources of radiation accumulated during your lifetime as well as the reason for the scans themselves. ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Rhoads
Family Medicine 39 years experience
If it hurts.: If it hurts, then sex is no fun. Not good! Try different positions. If it keeps happening in any position get checked out and see what's going on.
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Susan Rhoads
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Complicated question: Dreaming is normal, and some say essential, for adequate rest and mental health We forget most of our dreams, and remember some. Scientists really d... Read More
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A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Rhoads
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Again, define!: As I said before, what do you mean by EM? There are several conditions with this abbreviation and it is important to know which!
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Rhoads
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Yes.: See your dentist and he will tell you if treatment requires a specialist. like a periodontist. General dentists can treat less severe cases.
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Oct 29, 2014
I don't think you can find a more skilled, bright, knowledgeable physician with the natural ability to make people feel at ease than Dr. Rhodes. I'm always happy to see her answers because I learn a l...Read More
Dr. Rhoads inquisitive nature coupled with her eagerness to ask colleagues for input or to bounce thoughts of a case in a collegial and interactive style makes her an extraordinarily talented and empa...Read More
Dr. Ira Katz
Oct 25, 2015
As a Family Practitioner Dr. Rhoads is versed in all areas of medicine and is surprisingly well versed in them often with the same degree of knowledge as a specialists in many areas, and knows when to...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Had a bad reaction 2 sum supplements that cause Blisters/rash itches badly. Doc prescribe prednisone but still bad been a week taking meds. Still itches & ugly. Had take...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you so much it really eases my mind that this is normal. If she is not better in a couple days I'll take her back in. Thanks again, I really appreciate you taking...Read More
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This saved my life. Thank you. Thank you so much for your time and compassion--I'm scared to talk to someone as I was abused by a provider 8 years ago at the same crisis center, but I have no choice. ...Read More

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans, LA
Graduated 1983MD

Awards

Top Family Physician, First Place, Kentucky - Summer
2014
Top Doctor, First Place, Kentucky - Fall
2014
Top Family Physician, First Place, Kentucky - Fall
2014

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