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Dr. Dustin Colegrove

Internal Medicine
Vancouver, WA
14 years experience male

About

Bio

I am board certified in Internal Medicine and currently practicing as an internal medicine hospitalist. My schedule as a hospitalist is variable, and I look forward to spending time helping people through HealthTap.

Specialties
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Internal Medicine

Hospital-based practice

Licenses

United States: Washington

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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dustin Colegrove
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
See your doctor if: You are passing gas or feces from your vagina. This can indicate a connection between the intestine and vagina which is a serious condition. If you... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dustin Colegrove
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Each woman has: only 1. they may vary in size and shape.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dustin Colegrove
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Normal: This is normal in a healthy, loving relationship. However, if you find yourself having multiple sex partners just to have sex to feel wanted or comfo... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dustin Colegrove
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Ignore: Meditate every day, several times per day.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dustin Colegrove
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Ignore: Eat a low salt diet to help prevent fluid retention.
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dustin Colegrove
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Post nasal drainage: Can be a common cause. Try a course of over the counter antihistamines to see if you can get some improvement in your symptoms.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dustin Colegrove
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
If it has cleared: on its own, then no need to use antibiotic drops
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dustin Colegrove
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Phlebitis: inflammation of the vein, possibly due to trauma. ice it and see if it improves. if persistent or worsening see a doctor
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A female asked:
Dr. Dustin Colegrove
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Negative pregnancy: Tests indicate you are not pregnant.
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A female asked:
Dr. Dustin Colegrove
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Pregnancy test: A home urine pregnancy test won't turn positive until 10-14 days after conception. Using the 1st urine of the morning will concentrate the beta-HCG ho... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dustin Colegrove
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Ignore: Wear sunscreen before going outdoors. If you get sunburned cool compresses help take the heat out.
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A male asked:
Dr. Dustin Colegrove
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Yes: it is nitrates that taken in combination with viagra (sildenafil) can cause a serious drop in blood pressure which can be life threatening
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dustin Colegrove
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
It's common: for some people to be frightened or nervous. glad you found a doctor you like. you have nothing to worry about.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dustin Colegrove
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
It also depends on: the size of the pill. If you take several large pills together you can have this sensation even if you have a normal esophagus though a stricture (na... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dustin Colegrove
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Reflux: sounds like you may have GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease). Recommend trying antacids (tums) or over the counter... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dustin Colegrove
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
No: A CT scan or MRI would be the test of choice.
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A male asked:
Dr. Dustin Colegrove
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Symptoms: including abdominal pain/nausea - sometimes diarrhea. Also, depending on the parasite, it would be visible in your stool. Talk to your doctor if you... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dustin Colegrove
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Yes: Follow your doctor's instructions regarding antibiotic therapy. Never save extra pills for later use.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dustin Colegrove
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Black box warnings: Typically black box warnings are intended for health care professionals to alert them to potential serious side effects from certain drugs. Physician... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dustin Colegrove
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Esophageal varices: Esophageal varices themselves do not cause weight gain. Often times, it is a sign of liver dysfunction (portal hypertension). Following a low salt d... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Dustin Colegrove
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
No : PND is not in and of itself contagious. It depends on the cause, it can be indicative of allergic rhinitis (allergies) which is not contagious. If d... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dustin Colegrove
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Don't worry: Sperm does not last long outside externally.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dustin Colegrove
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Over the counter: medications can be used first including tylenol (acetaminophen) or NSAIDs like ibuprofen or naproxen. Heat/ice may help. If no improvement with thes... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dustin Colegrove
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
New allergies can: develop at any time. odds are you have developed an allergy to something that has contact over your whole body - i.e. body wash, soap, or laundry det... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dustin Colegrove
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Pain medications: do not typically cause hair loss.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dustin Colegrove
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
None: There are no 'steroids' with clinical indications to be used for this.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dustin Colegrove
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
'Sex change': Discuss with your primary doctor first. This is something that takes multiple specialists to accomplish.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dustin Colegrove
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
It's important: It's important to be thorough when someone presents with an injury. You never know what you may find until you do a full evaluation.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dustin Colegrove
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Ignore: Hot, moist compresses may help drain the affected follicles.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dustin Colegrove
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Discuss with your: Obgyn. Topical estrogen creams may help but given your age further workup to the cause of your low see drive and vaginal dryness should be considered... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dustin Colegrove
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
We can't see the : Pictures. Try over the counter steroid cream and see if it improves
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dustin Colegrove
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Findings are : Consistent with fibrocystic change which is a benign issue.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dustin Colegrove
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Work should be: restricted depending upon what you do. Heavy lifting and rigorous exercise is not in your best interest right now. Call your doctor and ask what sor... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dustin Colegrove
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Severe acid reflux: Could be occurring. Take antacid medications to try to get relief. Also have your doctor check for H. Pylori, if positive you should be treated.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dustin Colegrove
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
No: unfortunately over the counter creams will do little to change it. See a dermatologist for help.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dustin Colegrove
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Yes: if it is non-caffeinated it would be the same.
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dustin Colegrove
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
No: There is no need to use these supplements. If you are hypothyroid discuss with your doctor the best treatment.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dustin Colegrove
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Definitely: Teeth grinding (bruxism) can cause this and is the most likely diagnosis. Less likely tooth abscess as would likely be more focal. Other cause could... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dustin Colegrove
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Interesting.: No there is no HIV risk from doing this. But if you are caught doing this, it could be embarrassing.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dustin Colegrove
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Ignore: It's contagious and you should not share bath towels.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dustin Colegrove
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Ignore: Take your hydroxyurea as prescribed by your hematologist and never skip doses!!!
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dustin Colegrove
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Ignore: Check with a doctor to be sure it is not caused by an infection.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dustin Colegrove
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Ignore: Always tell your partner about your HIV/AIDS status before engaging in sexual activity.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dustin Colegrove
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Ignore: Stay hydrated and avoid food with sharp edges/textures. Warm drinks like tea can be soothing.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dustin Colegrove
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Ignore: Some people worry about narcotic addiction.Don't be afraid to take narcotics to help with your pain.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dustin Colegrove
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Sometimes: Medical records can be accessed by another medical provider who is involved in your care if requested (especially if the doctor has privileges at the ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dustin Colegrove
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Ignore: Take your antivirals as directed. Never skip doses!!
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dustin Colegrove
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Ignore: If there is worsening of it on pill antibiotics there is a problem. Go to your doctor or go to ER.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dustin Colegrove
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Ignore: Take your medications as prescribed, decrease stress, follow up with your cardiologist regularly.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dustin Colegrove
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Losing weight: Can be helpful. You also could be on medications that could contribute to this i.e. steroids
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Dr. Colgrove was very quick to respond to my request for assistance with a patient. His advice is very helpful, appreciated and demonstrates a high level of concern and involvement. I recommend him ...Read More
Jul 25, 2014
I recommend Dr. Colegrove. He is knowledgeable and he provides excellent answers on HealthTap.
Jul 24, 2014
Very accurate and timely responses.
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This was very helpful. Thanks! I'm glad I know what to ask for now as I'm always sent home from my gp no further forward and with no information. Thank you!
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine, OK
Graduated 2009MD

Residency

Penn State University Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

Awards

Medical Honor Society, Alpha Epsilon Delta
Golden Key Honor Society
American Board of Internal Medicine, Board Certified

Affiliations

American College of Physicians
American College of Physician Executives
Society of Hospital Medicine
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