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Dr. Dustin Colegrove

Internal Medicine
Vancouver, WA
12 years experience male

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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

Doctor Q&A

846 Answers
1.6K Agrees
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dustin Colegrove
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
Ignore: Practice words, slow down speech, maintain a relaxed and calm environment.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dustin Colegrove
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
Ignore: You always must take insulin to control this since your body has difficulty making its own.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dustin Colegrove
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
Ignore: Eat a balanced healthy diet rich in vitamins and minerals to keep your nails strong.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dustin Colegrove
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
Ignore: Some people worry about narcotic addiction.Don't be afraid to take narcotics to help with your pain.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dustin Colegrove
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
Ignore: Take a potassium supplement and eat foods rich in potassium (bananas, carrots, potatoes, tomatoes).
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dustin Colegrove
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
Ignore: People can live for years on dialysis. Follow your kidney doctors diet recommendations.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dustin Colegrove
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
Ignore: Hot, moist compresses may help drain the affected follicles.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dustin Colegrove
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
Stomach ulcer & beer: You can but is not recommended. Alcohol can irritate the stomach leading to inflammation (a condition known as gastritis).
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dustin Colegrove
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
Chronic pancreatitis: Chronic pancreatitis is inflammation of the pancreas that does not heal or improve. This inflammation can cause damage to the pancreas causing it to ... Read More
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dustin Colegrove
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
Mineral oil: Does not cause acne. This has been studied in the past with results published in the Journal of Dermatology.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dustin Colegrove
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
Difficult to tell: It is always difficult to tell what the cause of pancreatitis is which is why a lot of lab work is done. Doctors take a medical history, check trigly... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dustin Colegrove
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
Skin infections: Keflex is an antibiotic to treat most skin infections. However only a healthcare provider should recommend certain antibiotic treatment depending on ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dustin Colegrove
Internal Medicine 12 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
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dustin Colegrove
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
A lot...: It depends on where you live, but a common parasite seen in the U.S. is Girardia. People who drink untreated river or stream water are susceptible to... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dustin Colegrove
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
Each woman has: only 1. they may vary in size and shape.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dustin Colegrove
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
No need to worry: If it is not accompanied by pain or swelling then there's no need to be concerned. Pops like you are experiencing is caused by knee cartilage or liga... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dustin Colegrove
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
Yes: cyclobenzaprine may make you tired and is not recommended to be used while operating any heavy machinery/driving.
A female asked:
Dr. Dustin Colegrove
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
What's your question: if you are wondering whether it is broken, you can get a foot X-ray. typically a common rule of thumb is that if you bear weight/walk on it, it is no... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dustin Colegrove
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
Not typically: most typical side effects are headache, nausea, abdominal pain, liver enzyme elevation
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dustin Colegrove
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
Erectile dysfunction: erectile dysfunction would be worst side effect in regard to your sex life
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dustin Colegrove
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
Reassuring to have a: Normal MRI. Discuss the headaches with your doctor. Could be a number of causes: migraine, tension headache, TMJ to name a few.
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dustin Colegrove
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
If you used this...: without a prescription and was caught on a drug screen then you need to find another job and learn a life lesson. If it was a part of a detox program... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dustin Colegrove
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
Limited data: Limited data on this. If you are biotin deficient then yes. This can occur in pregnancy or if you have a very rare metabolic disorder. It has been ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dustin Colegrove
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
Probably not: There is no way of knowing whether you do or not without further testing. At this point there is no need for testing if you are not having chest pain... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dustin Colegrove
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
No: it sounds like the liver itself is having problems which can cause effusions and ascites. the liver biopsy was done in attempt to determine the cause... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dustin Colegrove
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
Not due to organic: Cause. Likely psychological (not aroused enough by you partner) if you have erection in the morning.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dustin Colegrove
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
Further work up: You need to work with your primary doctor to determine the cause for the condition so it may be better treated and controlled. It sounds like you may... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dustin Colegrove
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
Reflux: Sounds like esophageal reflux. Try antacids as needed and start over the counter Prilosec.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dustin Colegrove
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
Theoretically yes: as condoms are not full proof. Its unlikely that you are pregnant, though give it a few more days before taking a pregnancy test.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dustin Colegrove
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
Ignore: Minimize pressure placed on these areas by wearing a well fitted and padded shoe.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dustin Colegrove
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
Ignore: Hold the burned area under cool running water for 10 or 15 minutes or until the pain subsides.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dustin Colegrove
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
Ignore: If there is worsening of it on pill antibiotics there is a problem. Go to your doctor or go to ER.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dustin Colegrove
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
Yes : My advice is to not do it to protect yourself from sexually transmitted diseases. If you do, wear a condom.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dustin Colegrove
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
Ignore: Eat a low salt diet to help prevent fluid retention.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dustin Colegrove
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
Ignore: C. diff can have recurrent infections. You are at risk for this if on antibiotics/immunocompromised.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dustin Colegrove
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
Ignore: If the swelling and pain gets worse this could mean that you have developed a skin infection.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dustin Colegrove
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
Ignore: Keep your hands warm in winter to avoid complications. Ask your doctor about calcium channel blocker.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dustin Colegrove
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
No: Adrenal nodules are commonly found this way. A patient with a nonfunctioning mass <3 cm should be followed up with appropriate CT scans (or MRI). I... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dustin Colegrove
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
Meditation: Meditation and deep breathing can be helpful. When you feel yourself getting upset, stop for a few seconds and take a deep breath. Stress relief exe... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dustin Colegrove
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
No: it means you are well hydrated
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dustin Colegrove
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
Yes: The withdrawal method is clearly not full proof. An average of 4 out of 100 women become pregnant even in whose partners use withdrawal method correc... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dustin Colegrove
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
Sounds like severe: stress or anxiety induced from being at school leading to nausea/vomiting.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dustin Colegrove
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
Getting better: sounds like you are getting better. when this improves you will be clearing up mucus still. throat swelling is likely due to irritation from repetit... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dustin Colegrove
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
Corticosteroids: it is a potent anti-inflammatory and is used for a variety of conditions to treat inflammation (asthma exacerbation, COPD exacerbation, rheumatologic ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dustin Colegrove
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
Pre-exisiting asthma: I am assuming that you are concerned regarding insurance reasons. Some insurers describe a pre-existing condition as a condition in which you have ta... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dustin Colegrove
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
Perhaps: It's all about hydration, rest, and nutrition.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dustin Colegrove
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
Ignore: It's contagious and you should not share bath towels.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dustin Colegrove
Internal Medicine 12 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
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dustin Colegrove
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
Hemorrhoid: sounds like an external hemorrhoid. the bleeding can be worrisome but it is generally self-limited. use stool softeners and drink plenty of fluids. ... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dustin Colegrove
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
Take a pregnancy: test. Note: 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... Read More

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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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