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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676 Answers
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A 91-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dustin Colegrove
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Dnr: Is short for do not resuscitate. If you are in cardiac or respiratory arrest the health care provider will not intervene and allow a natural death.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dustin Colegrove
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Theoretically yes: There is no public vaccine available for use as smallpox has been globally eradicated (except for the biological weapon stores of a couple countries).
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dustin Colegrove
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Yes: But everyone has a different idea of small...so watch that you don't consume more calories this way
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dustin Colegrove
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Possibly: or it wasn't large or forceful enough to break it
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dustin Colegrove
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
No one knows: It only takes 1 sperm to fertilize an ovum.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dustin Colegrove
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Difficult to tell: Without a physical exam or additional clinical history. Given your age this is most likely musculoskeletal or nerve pain. For now can take ibuprofen ... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dustin Colegrove
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Could be a number of: Things including pneumonia, fluid, but less likely a malignancy, A CT scan will be helpful to differentiate and further look at that area.
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dustin Colegrove
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Doesn't sound: normal. Follow up with your doctor to continue further evaluation.
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A female asked:
Dr. Dustin Colegrove
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Best to avoid : Doing this as there is a risk for infection to develop
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dustin Colegrove
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
A second opinion: Is recommended, does not sound normal to me.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dustin Colegrove
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Sugar is a : Carbohydrate but food labeling typically states the percentage of carbohydrates in food that is due to sugar.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dustin Colegrove
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
No: Nothing to worry about as sneezing causes chest muscles to tighten quickly and can cause discomfort. If you develop wheezing or continued chest pain ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dustin Colegrove
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
It can be...: everyone is different. If this is unusual for you or doesn't get better see your doctor.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dustin Colegrove
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Your fiancé: May not be touching the right places in just the right way to bring you to orgasm. You have a lot more experience pleasuring yourself than your fianc... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dustin Colegrove
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Modify diet: Do not drink alcohol, eat foods low in fat, take pancreatic enzyme supplements and any pain medications recommended by your physician
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dustin Colegrove
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Not sure what you...: are asking. If you are referring to stamina as (sex power) then staying active/exercise, eating healthy, staying hydrated will help.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dustin Colegrove
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
There is a chance : You are pregnant. Best to get a home pregnancy test and test in about 7 to 10 days if your period never comes
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dustin Colegrove
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Eat a well: balanced diet. There are no foods you need to avoid.
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A female asked:
Dr. Dustin Colegrove
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Sounds like : A condition called trigeminal neuralgia. Can have scalp/forehead pain, jaw pain. See your doctor for further evaluation.
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A 80-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dustin Colegrove
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Due to risk: Of not tolerating the procedure (dying on the operating table) is the most common reason. Other reasons could be related to other comorbidities inclu... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dustin Colegrove
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Likely muscle strain: given it is only there with movement or activity. Unlikely to be related to your period. No need to worry.
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dustin Colegrove
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
You are talking : About core or basal body temperature. Local ice to an injury generally will not effectively change your core temperature.
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A 21-year-old 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 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dustin Colegrove
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
You are normal: And feel confident with yourself. However if you want to modify this area you should do toning exercises with low amount of weights (1 to 2 lbs). Fo... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dustin Colegrove
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Not unhealthy: In and of itself. However can put herself at risk for sexually transmitted diseases
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A male asked:
Dr. Dustin Colegrove
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Its a possibility: having unprotected sex with someone who is hiv positive will put you at risk for contracting hiv
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dustin Colegrove
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
No: Teas and acidic drinks if you have acid reflux.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dustin Colegrove
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Ignore: People with a cold typically gets better with time. If lasting more than 10 days see your doctor.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dustin Colegrove
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Ignore: Brushing twice per day and flossing will reduce your risk for this condition.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dustin Colegrove
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Ignore: Depending on the fracture you may need a special brace to stabilize.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dustin Colegrove
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Ignore: Wear compression stockings. Some medications & medical conditions can cause this. Work with your doc.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dustin Colegrove
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Ignore: Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of fluids. If you have bloody diarrhea you need to see your doctor.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dustin Colegrove
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Ignore: Take recommended medications to help with your prostate enlargement.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dustin Colegrove
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Ignore: Avoid sexual contact if you have pubic lice until after you are adequately treated.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dustin Colegrove
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
A couple things...: This could mean that you were significantly dehydrated at the time or possibly the person doing the LP may not have had a good angle to provide good C... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dustin Colegrove
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Skin infection: Infections are caused by bacteria or viruses. Skin infections often occur when there is break in the skin for some reason. Your body creates an infl... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dustin Colegrove
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Ignore: It can be common and painful. NSAIDs (ibuprofen) are often a recommended treatment.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dustin Colegrove
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Ignore: Eat small, frequent meals. Follow a low residual diet.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dustin Colegrove
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Ignore: Ringworm isn't a worm...it's a fungus that looks like a worm forming a ring (see picture).
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dustin Colegrove
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Could be nothing: Just ask if your daughter wants to discuss further. If not then respect her privacy as an adult.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dustin Colegrove
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Meds, reorientation: Delirium is a common occurrence I encounter in the hospital, especially with older patients. I encourage frequent reorientation, avoid constipation, ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Dustin Colegrove
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Paracetamol ok: but would avoid aspirin during second half of pregnancy.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dustin Colegrove
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Difficult to say...: If you have not missed a period you are not pregnant. Your other symptoms could be due to multiple conditions -- to many to list here. If these symp... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dustin Colegrove
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Mildly: Elevated liver transaminases of unclear significance. Talk to the doctor who ordered the test for interpretation
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dustin Colegrove
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Possibly: If it is a small blood clot there is nothing to be concerned about but it can be uncomfortable. Putting a warm compress may help alleviate the pain. ... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dustin Colegrove
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Not : Bronchiectasis if you are not coughing up the mucus. Probably is post nasal drainage.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dustin Colegrove
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Ignore: Some nausea medications have a rectal formulation if you can't keep pills down.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dustin Colegrove
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Ignore: Medications are needed to that this condition. Always take medications as directed.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dustin Colegrove
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Ignore: Wear your glasses (or contact lenses)! Surgery may also be an option. Talk to your eye doctor.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dustin Colegrove
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Anything to do: with sexual encounters with other people--can include oral, anal, or vaginal sex.
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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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Thank you, your quick reply made me feel good! It's my first time taking antidepressants, so I'm a little scared. Ty
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Thank you, your quick reply made me feel good! Thank you for your help. Is there anything else that may cause it?

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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