Dr. Marvin Ott

Emergency Medicine
Wichita, KS
22 years experience male

Locations

Via Christi Health

Wichita, KS

Address

929 N St. Francis St., Wichita, KS
Directions

My office hours

Thursday: 12am - 12am
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Indiana Emergency Care

Lafayette, IN

About

Bio

I am a board certified, residency trained Emergency Physician with 18 years of post residency experience. Additionally, I have expertise in the areas of diet, exercise, and nutrition, as I developed my own nutrition and exercise system based on a plant based diet, and lost about 150 pounds.

Specialties
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Emergency Medicine

Licenses

United States: Indiana, Kansas, Utah

Doctor Q&A

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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marvin Ott
Emergency Medicine 22 years experience
General Precautions: Wash your hands, cover your cough, and avoid public places as much as possible. Once your symptoms resolve, you are free to interact with others norma... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marvin Ott
Emergency Medicine 22 years experience
Hemophilia: is a family of clotting disorders which result in decreased ability to clot the blood. The difference between Hemophilia A and B is which of the clott... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marvin Ott
Emergency Medicine 22 years experience
They can be: Laxatives can be habit forming. They should only be used when absolutely necessary. It is better to use natural laxatives like prune juice, foods with... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marvin Ott
Emergency Medicine 22 years experience
Yes: Group A Strep (the species that causes strep throat) remains universally susceptible to penicillin, but shows a bit of resistance to macrolides like a... Read More
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marvin Ott
Emergency Medicine 22 years experience
Extremely Rare: The incidence of amyloidosis among the general population is approximately 5-13 cases per 1 million people per year. That is a VERY low number. Hope t... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marvin Ott
Emergency Medicine 22 years experience
Yes: If someone just got a whiff of it in a well- ventilated area, they'd probably be fine. Inhaling it for recreational use or working with it without a m... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marvin Ott
Emergency Medicine 22 years experience
It can be: If you have chronic stable angina, then it is safe to travel. Be sure to take your nitro and all other prescribed medicines with you. If you have unst... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marvin Ott
Emergency Medicine 22 years experience
Meditate: Exercise is by far the best way to release endorphins. If you are already doing that, and need more, meditation is a good way to control brain activit... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marvin Ott
Emergency Medicine 22 years experience
Reflux: Sounds like he may have reflux. Reflux is often worse when laying down, so it would be better once he got up. Have him try an antacid. If it doesn't g... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marvin Ott
Emergency Medicine 22 years experience
That depends on: if you're ready to have children or not. It also depends on if you are only with each other, as the risk of STD's and pregnancy are both higher if you... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marvin Ott
Emergency Medicine 22 years experience
Is there any chance: you could be pregnant? Breast or nipple soreness is a classic pregnancy symptom. If there is, take a pregnancy test. If it persists, see your doctor. ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marvin Ott
Emergency Medicine 22 years experience
There are many: The most worrisome are either stroke or diabetes. Others include sleeping or laying on an extremity (so-called "Saturday night palsy"), and certain el... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marvin Ott
Emergency Medicine 22 years experience
Cold sores: are caused by a virus, and come out under times of physiologic or psychologic stress, such as illness or stressful situations. Allergies do not cause ... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marvin Ott
Emergency Medicine 22 years experience
Your A1C: is normal, and a change from 5.3 to 5.4 is not a significant one. The best way to lower Hemoglobin a1c is a healthy diet and exercise regimen (with th... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marvin Ott
Emergency Medicine 22 years experience
Usually: if a symptoms goes away and does not come back, it does not pose a serious threat. If your symptoms return, consider seeing your doctor. Hope this hel... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Marvin Ott
Emergency Medicine 22 years experience
Ranitidine: is a reasonable OTC treatment for heartburn, and a first line treatment which can be tried without a prescription. Hope this helps!
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A female asked:
Dr. Marvin Ott
Emergency Medicine 22 years experience
The Vagus Nerve: Mediates lowered heart rate, especially during times of rest and sleep. If anything, decreased vagal tone (such as with vagal nerve damage, or with ta... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Marvin Ott
Emergency Medicine 22 years experience
If you are able: to take an NSAID such as ibuprofen or naproxen, those would be other options for pain control which are available over the counter. Hope this helps!
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marvin Ott
Emergency Medicine 22 years experience
No: Babies all develop at different rates. Eye contact usually occurs in the 1-2 month period, but not always. Developmental milestones are guidelines tha... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marvin Ott
Emergency Medicine 22 years experience
See your doctor: Swollen lymph nodes are usually caused by an infection. It is possible you have some sort of chronic infection, however lymph nodes that are swollen f... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marvin Ott
Emergency Medicine 22 years experience
It can be: About 25% of pregnancies will have some amount of bleeding. The presence of bleeding does not necessarily indicate a problem. Be sure to contact your ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marvin Ott
Emergency Medicine 22 years experience
You could try: some antibiotic ointment. If it starts to get larger, you develop spreading redness, or fever, see your doctor, as you may need oral antibiotics. Hope... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marvin Ott
Emergency Medicine 22 years experience
Yes: Timothy, Congratulations on your weight loss! Yes, steatohepatitis (fatty liver) can cause occasional pain. The solution to the problem is losing w... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marvin Ott
Emergency Medicine 22 years experience
Running: can occasionally cause direct trauma to the kidney. This will result in blood in the urine. It should pass in 24-48 hours. If it doesn't, see a urolog... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marvin Ott
Emergency Medicine 22 years experience
No: There is no interaction between Plan B and ZZZQuil. It is fine to take both together. Hope this helps!
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marvin Ott
Emergency Medicine 22 years experience
No: The abdominal trauma doesn't have to be super severe, but an ultrasound examination definitely would not be enough. Hope this helps!
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marvin Ott
Emergency Medicine 22 years experience
Unlikely: If you truly used adequate protection, you are likely not pregnant. If you miss your next period, take a pregnancy test. If you develop worsening pain... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Marvin Ott
Emergency Medicine 22 years experience
Avoid sun exposure: The most common cause of scarring in an open wound is sun exposure. Keep the area covered when outside, or use sunscreen. Even with these precautions,... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marvin Ott
Emergency Medicine 22 years experience
It sounds: more like your gall bladder than your pancreas. Either way, you need to see your doctor to get an exam and testing in order to pin down the right diag... Read More
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marvin Ott
Emergency Medicine 22 years experience
It could be: that the infection is resistant to the antibiotics you are on, or that you have developed more cavities. Call your dentist ASAP to get an exam and an ... Read More
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A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marvin Ott
Emergency Medicine 22 years experience
Dramamine: is an over the counter medicine which treats motion sickness or vertigo type symptoms. Hope this helps!
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marvin Ott
Emergency Medicine 22 years experience
Opiate Withdrawal: protocols are highly individual, and based upon withdrawal symptoms. Because opiate withdrawal is not life threatening, but is highly uncomfortable, t... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marvin Ott
Emergency Medicine 22 years experience
See a doctor: This may be otitis externa, and may need treatment with topical or oral antibiotics. You may want to consider seeing a doctor for examination and trea... Read More
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marvin Ott
Emergency Medicine 22 years experience
Sore breasts: In general, the earliest pregnancy symptoms are sore breasts, fatigue, nausea, and missed period. Pregnancies are as different as the children they pr... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marvin Ott
Emergency Medicine 22 years experience
Go to the ER: Acetaminophen overdose is a serious medical issue and a true medical emergency. There is no home remedy, and acetaminophen overdose can lead to hepato... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marvin Ott
Emergency Medicine 22 years experience
Ignore: Brush your teeth at least twice daily, and avoid sugary foods as much as possible.
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marvin Ott
Emergency Medicine 22 years experience
Not necessarily: If she does truly have strep, Zithromax is a fine treatment. If she sounds croupy, then croup is a virus and there is no specific treatment. If she is... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marvin Ott
Emergency Medicine 22 years experience
See your OB: Dysmenorrhea, or severe pain with menstruation is a common problem. There are some treatments available. See your OB, who can examine you and suggest ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Marvin Ott
Emergency Medicine 22 years experience
Not necessarily: Traveling to 10000 feet should be OK. See your doctor before you go, because they may want to prescribe you Diamox (acetazolamide) to prevent altitude... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marvin Ott
Emergency Medicine 22 years experience
Most likely: Emma, 97-99% of all febrile illnesses in children are viral. Usually they will run their course in several days. If your child stops drinking fluids, ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marvin Ott
Emergency Medicine 22 years experience
Yes: You didn't mention where you are in your cycle, but any woman of childbearing age can get pregnant from unprotected sex. If you miss your next period,... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marvin Ott
Emergency Medicine 22 years experience
Could be OK.: About 25% of all pregnancies, including normal ones have some bleeding. Be sure to let your OB know about it. If the bleeding becomes severe, or you d... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marvin Ott
Emergency Medicine 22 years experience
For now: You have a living fetus. With luck, everything will carry through to term OK. That being said, there are no guarantees in medicine. Close follow up an... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marvin Ott
Emergency Medicine 22 years experience
Ignore: Keep it clean. Take antibiotics if prescribed. Warm compresses will help it drain if not open yet.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marvin Ott
Emergency Medicine 22 years experience
Depends: Your question does not indicate if you are pregnant. If you are in late pregnancy, these are definite signs of labor, and going to the hospital is app... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marvin Ott
Emergency Medicine 22 years experience
No: You aren't considered high risk until you have three miscarriages with no live births. Most miscarriages are random events, and do not affect future f... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marvin Ott
Emergency Medicine 22 years experience
See your GYN: Since you normally have irregular periods, this could be normal for you, however, a pregnancy test would be a good idea. Also, some doctors prescribe ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marvin Ott
Emergency Medicine 22 years experience
It is likely: that you bruised it. Over the next few days, it will swell more and hurt more. Be sure to elevate and ice it. If it isn't getting better in 5-7 days, ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marvin Ott
Emergency Medicine 22 years experience
Ignore: Many children get better before they reach the ER because they taken outside in the cold which helps.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marvin Ott
Emergency Medicine 22 years experience
Ignore: Be patient! It can be frustrating. Remember the 4 "s"'s- Soothe, Swaddle, Shush, and Swish (rock).
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Sep 1, 2014
I believe that Dr. Marvin Ott takes a personal interest in his patients and takes the necessary time to understand their issues. He continuously puts patient care as his top priority, even sacrificin...Read More
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Aug 27, 2014
Dr. Ott is a highly conscientious emergency medicine physician who uses his accumulated knowledge and experience to provide the best outcomes for those under his care.
Nov 8, 2014
I recommend Dr. Ott as a great teacher and clinician. He consistently gives clear and helpful answers to patients on Healthtap.
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This made me feel good. Thanks! Thanks Your comment was very good, but i have read from a doctor that constantly holding urine may lead brain to forget or lower the sensation of void
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you. I purposely od knowing I could stop breathing but not going quite too far. The fentanyl is to go too far but trying to tell myself it isn't
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Happy doctors day!! Thankyou again for helping me 4 months ago with the question about my toe! Lol you probably dont remember that. thanks again!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine, OH
Graduated 2001MD

Residency

Ohio State University Medical Center

Awards

Ohio State University Residency Academic Excellence Award
Top Doctor, First Place, Kansas - Summer
2014
Top Emergency Medicine Specialist , First Place, Kansas - Summer
2014

Affiliations

American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP)
American Medical Association

Publications

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