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Dr. Charles Turck

Pharmacology
Highland Park, IL
17 years experience male

Locations

Scientia Perpetuam, LLC

Highland Park, IL

Address

838 Central Avenue, Highland Park, IL, United States
Directions

About

Bio

Dr. Turck operates in a variety of areas: purveyor of medication recommendations and counseling for healthcare professionals and patients alike, hospital consultant, former host and medical newswriter for ReachMD (reachmd.com; the nation’s largest learning platform for physicians and other healthcare professionals), medical writer, clinician, and teacher at multiple graduate schools for healthcare professionals, including: Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Sciences University, Northeastern University, University of Massachusetts Graduate School of Nursing, and Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine School of Pharmacy. In his spare time, he enjoys writing and acting for the stage and screen.

Specialties
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Pharmacology

Critical Care

Internal Medicine

Licenses

United States: Illinois, Massachusetts, New Jersey

Doctor Q&A

1.0K Answers
164 Agrees
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Turck
Pharmacology 17 years experience
The RAAS: The main one is the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system, where renin converts angiotensin I to angiotensin II (AII) through angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE). AII then increases aldosterone production, which ultimately increases blood pressure. ACE blocks that conversion, thereby reducing blood pressure. Bradykinin breakdown is also inhibited, resulting in a dry cough in some patients.
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Turck
Pharmacology 17 years experience
Yes: Unfortunately, it’s impossible to go through the whole list of venlafaxine’s side effects or the way it interacts together with other drugs, but for long-term treatment, one concern is that venlafaxine may raise a person’s blood pressure. Over time, that may be damaging to a person’s blood vessels, so it’s important for a person to make sure that her blood pressure is well controlled.

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Testimonials
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Turck is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Turck is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you. My white cell count was 7.2 and a week later was 10.3 as well as the neutrophils after being on the medrol dose pack. I was worried
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Thank you so much! I simply won't take the demerol, I feel the other is plenty anyways. I really needed a second opinion. Thank you again!!
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Tqvm dr. The pain reduced so much after taking the meds and happy to report that i feel ok now.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Midwestern University Chicago College of Pharmacy, IL
Graduated 2004MD

Residency

UMASS MEMORIAL MEDICAL CENTER INC

Residency

UMASS MEMORIAL MEDICAL CENTER INC
Completed 2007

Awards

Alumni of the Year Award Midwestern University University Chicago College of Pharmacy

Affiliations

UMass Memorial Medical Center
Advocate Christ Medical Center
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital
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