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Dr. Ann Agnew

Internal Medicine
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Born in the Midwest. Trained at a six year medical school straight out of high school and then a traditional 3 year residency in internal medicine. Did outpatient medicine for 16 years and now have been a hospitalist for an additional 6 years. Love intreating with patients

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Internal Medicine

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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ann Agnew
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Bleeding disorder : Bleeding in your rectum could be from hemorrhoids, proctitis, a sign of colon cancer or polyp or related to an under lying bleeding disorder. Having ... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ann Agnew
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Beware: Be careful of these supplements. They tend to contain high amount of amino acids/protein and if take in large amounts can cause kidney problems so fo... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ann Agnew
Specializes in Internal Medicine
See a doctor: Many things could cause these pains including kidney stone or infection, ovarian cysts, appendicitis. You should see physician have an examination an... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ann Agnew
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Pregnant possibility: This change in bleeding could be related to a pregnancy but may also just be mild variation in your menses. have you taken a pregnancy test. I would... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ann Agnew
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Avoid: Ideally you should avoid alcohol during pregnancy because if too much is consumed it can cause fetal alcohol syndrome in the baby. That being said 39... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ann Agnew
Specializes in Internal Medicine
May be nothing: The lightheadedness may not be related to the water at all but a manifestation of your underlying anxiety but if the water was very, very cold you cou... Read More
A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ann Agnew
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Nodule vs tumour: Nodules are solid raised areas in or under the skin that are at least 0.5 cm in size. A tumor is an abnormal growth of body tissue and it can occur a... Read More
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ann Agnew
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Clear nasal drainage: positional cough with phlegm can be caused by several things. It could be postnasal drainage from allergies or could be a sign of more serious lung o... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ann Agnew
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Wait a little longer: OIt depends on the diet pills but usually the symptoms should get better within 1-2 weeks of being off the pills. There have been some reports of hea... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ann Agnew
Specializes in Internal Medicine
See a doctor: A cyst on the skin of your left lower abdomen is not likely to be an ovarian cyst. however abdominal pain could be related to ovarian cyst or several... Read More
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ann Agnew
Specializes in Internal Medicine
See a doctor: There are lots of reasons for excessive sweating including menopause but there can also be potentially serious medical issues. You should see your do... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ann Agnew
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Unlikely: It is unlikely for Shingles to recur that frequently. I would investigate an alternative explanation or consider evaluation for immune deficiency if ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ann Agnew
Specializes in Internal Medicine
See a doctor: Pain under your armpit may or may not be anything serious. Pain is not a usual symptom of great cancer but you could have swollen lymph nodes or infl... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ann Agnew
Specializes in Internal Medicine
See a doctor: IK do not know the circumstances surrounding this episode but you should be checked out by a physician. Especially given the elevation in your blood ... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ann Agnew
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Hard to know: I am assuming that your are asking if you will know when you are in menopause once you start Alesse. It will be very hard to tell because the Alesse ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ann Agnew
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Therapy and meds: The answer to this depends somewhat on the severity of the fetish problem. Treatment takes a long time and usually consists of behavioral therapy but... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ann Agnew
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Yeast infection: Monistat will only treat a yeast infection. If you have anything else it will not help you. It also will not hurt you so if you have thick white vag... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ann Agnew
Specializes in Internal Medicine
See a doctor: If the constipation is a new symptom it can be an indicator of underlying intestinal issue or caused by something else like a thyroid problem or merel... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ann Agnew
Specializes in Internal Medicine
More information: Excessive vaginal discharge may or may not be an indicator of a problem or infection. the infection may or may not be the cause of your fatigue. Are ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ann Agnew
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Not abnormal: The lack of a vaginal odor is not necessarily abnormal. If you are not having any other symptoms such as itching or discharge i would not necessarily... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ann Agnew
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Calories burned: You burn small amount of calories when you sleep. Less than when you exert yourself or are awake. Unless you are actively shivering you won't likel... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ann Agnew
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Need more info: I nice that you are taking two benzodiazepine medications which can be dangerous. I do not know what you are taking the Levaquin (levofloxacin) for b... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ann Agnew
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Doubt pregnancy: Excessive vaginal bleeding is not usually a symptom of pregnancy. That being said if your menses are usually regular and now they are irregular you ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ann Agnew
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Not necessarily: Usually pregnancy doesn't cause abdominal pain or nausea/vomiting this early. If you are worried check a home pregnancy test in the next several days... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ann Agnew
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Itchy red elbow bump: There are a lot of things this could be like a contact dermatitis. You could try an over the counter hydrocortisone cream. If that does not work the... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ann Agnew
Specializes in Internal Medicine
See a doctor: This could be an inflammation of the skin of the breast or mastitis. You need to be seen by a doctor to get it checked out
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ann Agnew
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Many things: Could be gallbladder problem, ulcer IBS. You should probably see physician and have an examination
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ann Agnew
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Treat HTN: I do not know what your medical history has in it but you are extremely young to have high blood pressure. Do not know how high your blood pressure ... Read More
A 68-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ann Agnew
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Diabetes tests: A fasting blood sugar of 107 does not make strict criteria for diabetes. The level of 147 is not helpful as it was not fasting. You could get anothe... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ann Agnew
Specializes in Internal Medicine
See a Doctor: i do not know how long this has been going on but headaches that last several days and are associated with nausea and interrupt sleep need further eva... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ann Agnew
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Stable: The difference between 77 and 64 is really not that significant. This level is only minimally elevated anyway. I do not know your entire medical his... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ann Agnew
Specializes in Internal Medicine
See a doctor: If you are having persistent RLQ pain you could have a serious problem like appendicitis or ovarian cyst. The deflating noise may or may not be relat... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Ann Agnew
Specializes in Internal Medicine
See a doctor: I do not know if you have underling medical problems but this symptom could be nothing or a manifestation of a heart, lung or anxiety problem. You sh... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ann Agnew
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Yes: Pregnancy is really possible anytime that you have unprotected intercourse but for a woman with a 30 day cyle the risks time is 10-19 days before when... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ann Agnew
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Possible pregnancy: These symptoms can be caused by a lot of things. If you have been sexually active and you menses are not regular you should take a pregnancy test. I... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ann Agnew
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Liver scar: The term fibrosis means scarring which is usually caused by repetitive inflammation. In the liver this can be caused by many things including infecti... Read More
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ann Agnew
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Borderline ECG: I am not certain of the circumstances leading to your having an ECG. T wave changes in anterior leads could be a sign of underlying atherosclerotic h... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Ann Agnew
Specializes in Internal Medicine
See hand specialist: The sudden double jointed nature of your ring finger may infect be a ligament problem that has been caused by repetitive use or over stretching of the... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ann Agnew
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Unlikely: It is not very likely that you are pregnant with this symptom but to be safe take a home pregnancy test if you have had unprotected sex.
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ann Agnew
Specializes in Internal Medicine
See a doctor: I am not sure of what caused your jaundice in childhood but if you still have yellow sclera that is clearly not normal. You should see a doctor and h... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ann Agnew
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Possible diabetes: Blood sugars can rise for lots of reasons and not all of them are related to diet and exercise. It is possible that your pancreas is no longer produc... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ann Agnew
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Birth control: I do not know which birth control pill you are taking and if this is the only time in this packet of pills that you have missed a pill. Assuming this... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ann Agnew
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Size can change: Usually for men your height is set by the time you are 18 or 19. The growth plates on your bones usually close by then. however you can become fat i... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ann Agnew
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Interventional Rads: Usually a liver biopsy is performed by an interventional radiologist. They use an ultrasound machine to image your liver, clean off the skin with bet... Read More
A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ann Agnew
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Check TSH: The most useful test to follow thyroid replacement is a TSH. If your hormone replacement is not adequate your TSH will be elevated. The TSH responds... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Ann Agnew
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Threatened miscarry: Many of the answers to your questions depend on getting more information from you. First of all it depends on how far along in your pregnancy you are... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ann Agnew
Specializes in Internal Medicine
See a doctor: There are lots of things that can cause stomach pain after sexual intercourse. Some of them are gynecological. She may be burping acid because of po... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ann Agnew
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Probably nothing: It is possible that you are gulping air when you eat or drink water and that is the cause of the burping. These normal tests are reassuring as long a... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ann Agnew
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Night stomach ache: Stomach ache with nausea may be a lot of things. It could be heartburn/reflux. You should eat at least four hours before going to sleep and avoid hi... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Ann Agnew
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Diabetic phased out: The phasing out may have been vasovagal episode but you need to check your blood sugar immediately. You may be dehydrated as well or have a more seri... Read More

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Agnew is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Agnew is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This made me feel good. Thanks! gestodene + ethinylestradiol is the pills I am using and is the only pill missed in the pack. Thank you Doc!
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This was very helpful. Thanks! The spotting was from a past pregnancy. I no longer have a discharge, thanks for your help.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you. Only had a few pains. ecg done at reg. visit. Stress test?

Education & Training

Residency

BARNES JEWISH HOSPITAL
Completed 1992

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American College of Phyiscians
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