Dr. Robert Grindstaff

Addiction Medicine
Bristol, TN
40 years experience male

Locations

Pathway Medical Group

Bristol, TN

Address

113 Landmark Lane Ste A, Bristol, TN
Directions

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Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Addiction Medicine

Family Medicine

Pain Management

Licenses

United States: Tennessee

Doctor Q&A

972 Answers
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Grindstaff
Addiction Medicine 40 years experience
Jock itch: Yes jock itch is a dermatophytosis caused by a fungus In the general family of athletes foot and ring worm
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Grindstaff
Addiction Medicine 40 years experience
See a physician: credentialed in pain management or board certified in pain management. There are some diets that are helpful in fibromyalgia but the key is to stay ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Grindstaff
Addiction Medicine 40 years experience
Pregnant: some of the urine pregnancy test will pick up, up to 7 days before the missed period. Others will pick up by the time your period is due.
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A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Grindstaff
Addiction Medicine 40 years experience
Colonoscopy: Colonoscopy can be used to check for polyps, certian inflammatory bowel diseases and certian cancers
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Grindstaff
Addiction Medicine 40 years experience
To much: if you are bruising and bleeding you may be getting to much of the NSAIDs. They can inhibit the platelets and if taken in large amounts harm your kid... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Grindstaff
Addiction Medicine 40 years experience
Possibly: you may or may not since i take it your period was not normal and much lighter. if worried take a pregnancy test
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Grindstaff
Addiction Medicine 40 years experience
Vicodin : No not unless you overdose and have decreased cardiac output Vicodin works on the MU pain receptors in the brain
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A male asked:
Dr. Robert Grindstaff
Addiction Medicine 40 years experience
Half life: the half life of Xanax (alprazolam) ER is form11-16 HRS where the half life of Klonopin is 20-50 HRS
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Grindstaff
Addiction Medicine 40 years experience
Whiskey & Advil (ibuprofen) : It should be ok unless it would cause some gastritis or stomach upset
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Grindstaff
Addiction Medicine 40 years experience
Fatal combination : Yes they could cause either severe CNS depression or serotonin syndrome both which can be fatal
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Grindstaff
Addiction Medicine 40 years experience
To be safe: you should be examined by your physician as soon as possible to determine the cause of the odor and discharge as there are many etiologies.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Grindstaff
Addiction Medicine 40 years experience
Dates: sometimes as early as 5 - 6 weeks a yolk sac or fetal pole may not show up. and there is a wide range for the HCG. You may want to see your OB in a c... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Grindstaff
Addiction Medicine 40 years experience
Azithromycin: azithromycin is known to cause some cardiac problems. It can cause Point de Torsades and Q on T problems. These are not real common and your physici... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Grindstaff
Addiction Medicine 40 years experience
Amoxicillin : If you took all but 1 dose and it has been 2 days it probably won't make a difference
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A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Grindstaff
Addiction Medicine 40 years experience
Drug test: Once a specimen is collected and placed in a container there is no time limit. It can be done with a rapid read cup that can be read in 5 min but the... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Grindstaff
Addiction Medicine 40 years experience
Blood pressure : All the above may alter a BP reading You need to keep your arm still and make sure your cuff is the right size
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Grindstaff
Addiction Medicine 40 years experience
Pregnant?: after the confusing urine tests I would suggest getting a seri test to be sure. Good luck and I hope this helps.
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Grindstaff
Addiction Medicine 40 years experience
Unknown: although most alcohol is metabolized at an average rate of 1oz of alcohol per hour it depends on how much and when you last drank.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Grindstaff
Addiction Medicine 40 years experience
This is a small dose: you may not have any withdrawal at all and it should be out of your system in about a week
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Grindstaff
Addiction Medicine 40 years experience
5yo: it is probably a viral illness but you should go to their physician to be checked just to be sure
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Grindstaff
Addiction Medicine 40 years experience
Yes: its possible you may have fractured the knuckle so an X-ray would be needed.
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A female asked:
Dr. Robert Grindstaff
Addiction Medicine 40 years experience
Klebsiella: klebsiella is a gram negative (staining characteristic ) rod that is a common bacteria on the skin.
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A member asked:
Dr. Robert Grindstaff
Addiction Medicine 40 years experience
About 5-8 hrs: for naloxone to be out of your system 1/2 life is 1-1.3 hrs. If you are worried about the blocking capacity the buprenorphine is the actual blocker n... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Grindstaff
Addiction Medicine 40 years experience
? hemophilia: it could be hemophilia which is a genetic disease for which there is no permanent cure.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Grindstaff
Addiction Medicine 40 years experience
Nothing: the meth and Percocet may be in your system for 1-3 days but the cannabis may show for 4-6 weeks. Most drug screens sent to outside labs will show mo... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Grindstaff
Addiction Medicine 40 years experience
Arterial test: the ABI or Ankle Brachial Index is a non - invasive test to get an idea if there is decreased blood flow if it is positive then an angiogram is indic... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Grindstaff
Addiction Medicine 40 years experience
Ranitidine: nausea and diarrhea are both side effects of the medication and it should resolve fairly soon. if it does not contact your physician
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Grindstaff
Addiction Medicine 40 years experience
Probably nothing: the chance is there will not be any ill effects.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Grindstaff
Addiction Medicine 40 years experience
Cocaine: The baby may test positive if they check the cord blood or meconium ( baby poop ) most narcotics and illicit drugs will show up after 12 weeks gestat... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Grindstaff
Addiction Medicine 40 years experience
Buspar (buspirone): buspar (buspirone) is in the non-benzodiazepine class of anxiolytics. It is not a scheduled or controlled substance but it does require a prescriptio... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Grindstaff
Addiction Medicine 40 years experience
No: the egg has no nerve supply which is attached to the mothers CNS
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Grindstaff
Addiction Medicine 40 years experience
It depends: on what dose of citalopram you were on as Lexapro (escitalopram) is a very similar molecule and is dosed at half the amount as citalopram. Then again... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Grindstaff
Addiction Medicine 40 years experience
No: the hydrocortisone cream may fade the ring worm but it will not cure it. Ringworm is a fungus and needs an anti fungal like clotrimazole
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Grindstaff
Addiction Medicine 40 years experience
Pregnancy test: Usually a positive test is real unless there is a molar pregnancy ( hydadiform mole) a negative urine test may be a false negative and may be confirm... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Grindstaff
Addiction Medicine 40 years experience
Nk delivery: Eat healthy stay in shape and listen to your OB. Unless your baby is breach or gets in trouble during labor you can have a normal delivery
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Grindstaff
Addiction Medicine 40 years experience
Probably: it is a category B drug that is usually safe during pregnancy. I would ask your OB to be complete and let him know any OTC medications you are taking
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Grindstaff
Addiction Medicine 40 years experience
Ok to kiss: it all depends on what illness he has and whether it is contagious or not. sorry I can't be more specific.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Grindstaff
Addiction Medicine 40 years experience
Soon: don't wait if the pain is worrisome get it checked an untreated UTI or kidney stone may end up causing kidney damage
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Grindstaff
Addiction Medicine 40 years experience
Mirena (levonorgestrel): Mirena (levonorgestrel) may make one more susceptible to various types of vaginal infections and vaginosis
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Grindstaff
Addiction Medicine 40 years experience
Suboxone: Buprenorphine the main ingredient in Suboxone is a narcotic and acts on the same receptors as other narcotics The difference is for addiction contro... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Grindstaff
Addiction Medicine 40 years experience
It should not: make a difference in the long run. If you are having difficulty this far out are you sure it was not laced with something else?
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Grindstaff
Addiction Medicine 40 years experience
Zyprexa (olanzapine): should begin to work i 1 - 2 weeks.
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A female asked:
Dr. Robert Grindstaff
Addiction Medicine 40 years experience
Non alcoholic: version should be ok as ginger is a good treatment for nausea.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Grindstaff
Addiction Medicine 40 years experience
Anxiety: It sounds line you have an anxiety disorder and may benefit from a combination of therapy and medication like an SSRI
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Grindstaff
Addiction Medicine 40 years experience
Pregnant?: there are some cases where a urine pregnancy est is not positive but a serum one is if you are worried get a serum test to be sure.
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Grindstaff
Addiction Medicine 40 years experience
Painful urination: you may have a UTI or urethritis if it continues see your physician. i hope this has been helpful
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Grindstaff
Addiction Medicine 40 years experience
Zoloft (sertraline): the maximum dose of Zoloft is 200mg per day. the max dose of Paxil (paroxetine) is 60mg per day but it is like comparing apples to oranges they wor... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Robert Grindstaff
Addiction Medicine 40 years experience
Its unknown: the safe use of Vape pens is not known as there ae no standards as to the fluid used in them, the nicotine content or anything else that may be in the... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Grindstaff
Addiction Medicine 40 years experience
If still concerned: you may want to get a serum pregnancy test as rarely some women continue with negative urine pregnancy test.
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A female asked:
Dr. Robert Grindstaff
Addiction Medicine 40 years experience
Pregnant?: if you have taken the last Depo shot over 3 moths ago and have not had a period you can't tell when you ovulated and may have done so if sexually acti... Read More
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Sep 26, 2014
Knowledgeable expert in Addiction Medicine and many other medical topics. Gives great answers. Highly recommend.
Sep 12, 2014
Very accurate and timely responses.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Grindstaff is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This made me feel good. Thanks! One doctor promise when get study certificate.I'm always help poor person .plz help me and give me answer how I'm free for taken drugs.want come USA
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This made me feel good. Thanks! Thank you so much this makes me feel so much better I was stressing I go there because I have extream pain. Don't want them to think I'm abusing meds.
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Went to see PCP today. The urgency feeling after stream might because of pressure by kidney stone. Dizziness and headache was gone. Thank you.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Tennessee College of Medicine, TN
Graduated 1983MD

Residency

Holston Valley Hospital and Medical Center
Completed 1986

Awards

Americas Top Doctors, in Family Medicine
Top Addiction Specialist , First Place, National - Fall
2014
Top Doctor, First Place, Kingsport Region - Fall
2014
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