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Dr. Robert Vanderbrook

Family Medicine
Clare, MI
23 years experience male

Locations

MidMichigan Health

Clare, MI

Address

602 Beech Street, Suite 3200, Clare, MI, US
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 8:00am - 6:00pm
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Practice website

Fax

9898025034

Insurances accepted

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan

HealthPlus of Michigan

Molina Healthcare Inc

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About

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.

Family Medicine

Pain Management

Licenses

United States: Michigan

Doctor Q&A

103 Answers
24 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A female asked:
Dr. Robert Vanderbrook
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Not to worry: Period changes are common with any hormonal contraceptive. Brown discharge is older blood. The consistency of the mucus can also change. As long as yo... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Vanderbrook
Family Medicine 23 years experience
See your doctor: This lesion could have a few different causes. See your doctor for appropriate testing and treatment.
A male asked:
Dr. Robert Vanderbrook
Family Medicine 23 years experience
See your doctor: Diazepam is a benzodiazepine medication, and as such can be associated with significant rebound and withdrawal symptoms if suddenly stopped. See your... Read More
A 67-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Vanderbrook
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Hypertension: The wrist monitors can sometimes fluctuate quite a bit. If possible, check it against your doctor's meter for accuracy and consistency. If you develop... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Robert Vanderbrook
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Not likely: If you are consistent with taking your birth control daily, and you also use a condom, it is unlikely that you are pregnant. If you have missed a per... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Vanderbrook
Family Medicine 23 years experience
See your doctor: The bulge is most likely benign, but a pelvic ultrasound would help to rule out things like cysts or fibroids. See your doctor for proper evaluation a... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Vanderbrook
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Unlikely: A significant amount of healing occurs within 3 months after a C-section. As long as there were no complications after surgery and you had an otherwis... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Vanderbrook
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Not as bad: Excess consumption of anything is not good, but the bad effects of alcohol for the most part outweigh any side effects from caffeine. Three to for ser... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Robert Vanderbrook
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Not likely: Most women will experience some change in their period at times for no identifiable reason. Since you had a period and a negative test it is unlikely... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Vanderbrook
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Bmi over 40: Someone 5'8 and 380 lb has a body mass index of 57.8. Most insurance companies will cover bariatric surgery for qualifying people with a BMI over 40, ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Vanderbrook
Family Medicine 23 years experience
See your doctor: This is likely an anal fissure or hemorrhoids, although a change in bowel movements with pain can imply something more serious. Make sure to consume ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Vanderbrook
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Could be several: Several conditions can cause these symptoms. Some of the more common are diabetes, thyroid, improper nutrition, lack of exercise, medication side effe... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Vanderbrook
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Possible tendinitis: These symptoms could be due to tendinitis, but lymph node disease also comes to mind. With no other information to go on, I recommend seeing your doc... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Robert Vanderbrook
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Not necessarily: Irregular beats in an athletic, otherwise healthy person can usually just me monitored. See your doctor to make sure there is not a heart rhythm abno... Read More
A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Vanderbrook
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Multiple : Fatigue and chills can have numerous causes from relatively benign to more serious. Common causes are hormonal, nutritional, and medication side effe... Read More
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Vanderbrook
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Back problems: These symptoms are usually self-limited and should resolve with conservative treatment, including heat or ice, anti-inflammatory medications, muscle r... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Vanderbrook
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Several possible: Several neurological conditions can present this way including certain headache syndromes, trigeminal neuralgia, TIA, etc. See your doctor for furthe... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Vanderbrook
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Yes you can: Zovirax (acyclovir) is effective. Acyclovir pills may be more effective and less irritating to your already cracked lip. Avoid touching or licking yo... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Vanderbrook
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Yes: All benzodiazepine meds including klonopin (clonazepam) can have cognitive side effects such as memory impairment. They should always be taken at the... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Robert Vanderbrook
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Normal range: The normal range for adult pulse is 60-100, depending on the person. If you are not having any other symptoms you can continue to monitor your pulse e... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Vanderbrook
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Eye exam: These symptoms could be due to certain headache or other neurologic syndromes or could be a problem with your eyes. Some people are just more sensitiv... Read More
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Vanderbrook
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Neurologic: The usual cause of tingling is neurologic. Momentary one sided face tingling is most likely benign, but could be a sign of more serious underlying di... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Vanderbrook
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Consider shingles: Painful red bumps in a small group should be considered shingles unless proven otherwise. See your doctor for proper evaluation and treatment.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Vanderbrook
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Constipation: Depending on her age, you can use apple or prune juice, corn syrup, glycerin suppository, gentle anal stimulation. Assuming no other health issues, m... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Vanderbrook
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Neurologic: This symptom is likely neurologic. Carpal tunnel syndrome will often present this way. May need to see your doctor for further evaluation and treatm... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Robert Vanderbrook
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Don't be alarmed: 450 mg of Zoloft (sertraline) can cause some unpleasant side effects including stomach upset, restlessness. You shouldn't have to worry about serious ... Read More
A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Vanderbrook
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Stretch and walk: Stretching and walking are the best for low back pain radiating to the leg. Lie on your back with one leg flat and bring the other knee up to your che... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Robert Vanderbrook
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Not necessarily: If the baby is eating, voiding, stooling normally, without fever, she can probably be evaluated by her primary care doctor. If she needs further eval... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Vanderbrook
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Unlikely: If intercourse was right after your period, chances of pregnancy from that occurrence are low. Chances of pregnancy are highest for the 1-3 days prio... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Vanderbrook
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Rear end collision: Neck strain is a common injury with rear end collisions. Keep an eye out for neck pain, headache, arm or hand numbness. See your doctor if you develo... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Vanderbrook
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Torn ACL: Not all ACL tears need to be repaired or do not need to be repaired immediately. Ask your doctor to write a note specifying what you can and cannot d... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Robert Vanderbrook
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Parotid gland: You most likely have a problem with your parotid gland, which is a salivary gland. It can become inflamed or the duct can become blocked. You can try... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Vanderbrook
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Carpal tunnel: Index finger numbness is a very common symptom of carpal tunnel syndrome. Try wearing a wrist splint and see your doctor for a proper evaluation.
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Vanderbrook
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Menarche: First menstrual period, or menarche, occurs at approximately 13 years of age on average in the United States. It is not usually considered late until ... Read More
A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Vanderbrook
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Not too high: Your blood pressure and pulse are in the normal range for adults.
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Vanderbrook
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Yes: Lymphadenopathy or enlarged painful lymph nodes are a common symptom with most viral upper respiratory infections. They are usually the last symptom ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Vanderbrook
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Flu: The best protection from the flu is getting immunized, avoiding sick people, hand-washing, getting adequate rest and fluids. If you have a healthy im... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Vanderbrook
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Yes: Interstitial cystitis can feel just like a UTI that never stops. IC does not have a cure but there are effective treatment options available. See you... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Vanderbrook
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Mole: Most moles are benign, and symptoms such as itching do not necessarily indicate that they will become malignant. Suspicious lesions should be watched... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Vanderbrook
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Yes: Low energy and weight gain are common side effects of low thyroid (hypothyroid). Depending on the type of nodules, you could be in a hypothyroid state... Read More
A 76-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Vanderbrook
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Probably OK: Extra strength Tylenol (acetaminophen) are 500 mg, so 4 of them is 2000 mg. The usual safe recommended maximum daily dose is 3000 mg in 24 hours. If... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Vanderbrook
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Nerve strain: You likely strained one of the nerves in your leg during the ankle sprain. This should resolve over time. You may use anti-inflammatory medications fo... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Robert Vanderbrook
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Allergic reaction: This definitely sounds like an allergic reaction. You can try taking an antihistamine medication for the itching. If the redness increases or you de... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Robert Vanderbrook
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Probably not: Pregnancy tests can show faint lines at times making it difficult to determine the result. If you had a period, even a short one, you are less likely... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Vanderbrook
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Cysts: The cysts on your cervix are most likely Nabothian cysts, which are benign mucus cysts. The other bumps are something different. Likely possibilities... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Robert Vanderbrook
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Not necessarily: Clitoral trauma does not usually require surgery but should be evaluated to determine any nerve damage or injury to surrounding tissue. See your docto... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Vanderbrook
Family Medicine 23 years experience
See your doctor: These symptoms imply gastrointestinal bleeding until proven otherwise. You should see your doctor for further testing and possible treatment.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Vanderbrook
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Yes: With an intact hymen at first sex, bleeding is still possible even at age 27. Not to worry, but see your doctor if any concerns.
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Vanderbrook
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Not cancer: VIN stands for vulvar intraepithelial neoplasia. It is a form of precancerous lesion usually caused by the human papilloma virus. Type I is low-grade... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Vanderbrook
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Probably safe: No medication is completely safe for the baby, especially in the first trimester of pregnancy. However, the amount of Norco (hydrocodone and acetamin... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Vanderbrook is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Vanderbrook is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! This is helpful. I like how you don't tell this person to run to doc for antibiotics. They are overprescribed in my opinion! I've had cdiff 3 times.
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you so much! I have not been sleeping because my sinus problems are so bad! Having surgery again for the 3rd time in a few weeks :(
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Dr. Vanderbrook, thanks so much! Since I have been playing tennis for over 40yrs, and typing for one year, I believe it is hand position while typing!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Michigan Medical School, MI
Graduated 1999MD

Residency

Naval Hospital Pensacola
Completed 2002

Awards

HealthTap Founding Doctor

Affiliations

American Academy Family Physicians
American Academy of Pain Medicine
American Pain Society
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