Dr. Oscar Cassity

Emergency Medicine
Athens, GA
44 years experience male

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Working part time in urgent care in Atlanta/Lawrenceville area. Active in medical missions to central America.

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Emergency Medicine

Licenses

United States: Georgia

Doctor Q&A

39 Answers
13 Agrees
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Cassity
Emergency Medicine 44 years experience
Answers: Maybe, No: Any kind of sinus congestion could block the eustacian tubes, causing mild barotrauma (ear pain) to the tympanic membranes. If you have a cold and ab... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Cassity
Emergency Medicine 44 years experience
Yes and no: Severe illness and stress can indeed induce some hair changes, both in color and density. This is relatively uncommon, however. Just don't pull them... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Cassity
Emergency Medicine 44 years experience
They can appear anywhere on your genitalia and even around the rectum. When treated early they are easy to manage. If ignored for too long they can ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Cassity
Emergency Medicine 44 years experience
Your question is too vague and doesn't give enough information. What kind of foreign body, what kind of reaction, where located, how long? All these... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Cassity
Emergency Medicine 44 years experience
Short answer: Yes! This drug is a progesterone analog and can have significant effects on mood. Interestingly, it can both generate mood swings and... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Cassity
Emergency Medicine 44 years experience
No, it would not: Hep C is of course a concern, especially in older patients and ones with certain risk factors. In the absence of enzyme abnormalities or other sympto... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Cassity
Emergency Medicine 44 years experience
Not sure what your question is here but all licensed physicians are listed in their state licensing board registry which will give office address and ... Read More
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A 73-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Cassity
Emergency Medicine 44 years experience
You did not mention how long after the vaccination that the antibody tests were drawn...or why you had them drawn. The values you quote apparently do... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Cassity
Emergency Medicine 44 years experience
Amenorrhea in her age group is a little concerning. It may or may not be connected to the dizziness. I assume she's taken a pregnancy test...if not,... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Cassity
Emergency Medicine 44 years experience
Ignore: My chest hurts while breathing, without blood palpitations or fever... I take ibuprofen.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Cassity
Emergency Medicine 44 years experience
Poison ivy, scabies: Lots of possibilities here and difficult without actually seeing the rash and asking a few questions. Best over the counter treatment for poison ivy ... Read More
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A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Cassity
Emergency Medicine 44 years experience
I have to say that I've never been a fan of older folks getting benzodiazapines (xanax), chronically or acutely. The risk/benefit ratio of these meds... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Cassity
Emergency Medicine 44 years experience
I agree with Drs. Ferguson and Machanac. This is likely a vaccine reaction. It is repeatedly reported that folks who have had the disease are having... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Cassity
Emergency Medicine 44 years experience
What you are describing is true dyspareunia. There are many causes and your best answer would be to consult a reputable gynecologist about this.
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Cassity
Emergency Medicine 44 years experience
An extensor tendon can sometimes heal without surgery. I've never known a flexor tendon to heal without surgery. It is the 5th finger so it only com... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Cassity
Emergency Medicine 44 years experience
Gosh, your symptoms are very vague and non-specific. You can have blood in your stool that doesn't show up red. There of course is always the possib... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Cassity
Emergency Medicine 44 years experience
Pelvic floor issues in a girl her age would be WAY down my list of possible issues. Far more likely would be a simple UTI but other more dangerous po... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Cassity
Emergency Medicine 44 years experience
The most benign condition would be a reactive LN or possible EBV. My concern would be lymphoma however and I would urge you to see your PMD for a com... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Cassity
Emergency Medicine 44 years experience
Carefully!!: Usually when we see this, the causative agent is staph. When you "pinch" these lesions, often they will worsen because the infection is driven deeper... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oscar Cassity
Emergency Medicine 44 years experience
I've had pretty good success treating poison ivy/oak with an OTC product called Zanfel. You need to follow the directions completely and carefully an... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Cassity
Emergency Medicine 44 years experience
We are sorry that you've had to wait so long for a definitive response but the reason is that you question is extremely vague and difficult to underst... Read More
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Cassity
Emergency Medicine 44 years experience
No...it's NOT a good idea! BCPs are only for prevention of pregnancy and give absolutely NO protection against STDs. Only a properly used condom can... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Cassity
Emergency Medicine 44 years experience
Sometimes the ingrown hair follicles become infected. This can be cleared up by using an anti-staph soap such as hibiclens on the affected area once ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Cassity
Emergency Medicine 44 years experience
It would be irresponsible for me to try to answer this without having a complete medical history on your mother...age, ongoing conditions, surgeries, ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Cassity
Emergency Medicine 44 years experience
You've left off important info, including last menstrual period, problems during your last pregnancy and amount of time since. Your best course is to... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Cassity
Emergency Medicine 44 years experience
If it has been stable for years and it non tender, it most likely is a benign condition...possibly a lipoma. Has he seen a physician about it in the ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Cassity
Emergency Medicine 44 years experience
Again, not sure a meaningful answer can be given here without other data: Age, sex, medical history, etc....
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Cassity
Emergency Medicine 44 years experience
I assume that this is the same patient asking about the duphaston mood swings and the answer is the same: a definite "maybe". Again not knowing anyt... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Cassity
Emergency Medicine 44 years experience
The most common symptom of CO poisoning is headache. You didn't say how long it's been since your exposure but if you've been 2-3 days without sympto... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Oscar Cassity
Emergency Medicine 44 years experience
CAUTION!!!: This kind of complaint can indicate a very BAD problem. It would be irresponsible of ANY physician to give you advice about these kinds of symptoms i... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Cassity
Emergency Medicine 44 years experience
Lots of possibilities here. Chronic interstitial cystitis would be the most benign. You didn't mention if cultures were done on the urine. Regardle... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Cassity
Emergency Medicine 44 years experience
"Some stomach issues" covers a lot of ground...The "round circle of spider veins" is also troubling. There is a physical finding called "caput medusa... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Cassity
Emergency Medicine 44 years experience
I'm a bit of an outlier on this question. Although much of the argument in favor of vaccinating folks who have already had the disease is based on va... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Cassity
Emergency Medicine 44 years experience
You obviously have already been worked up a bit and are familiar with some of the anatomy and nomenclature of the pituitary axis. It is not a simple ... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Cassity
Emergency Medicine 44 years experience
Tinnitus (ringing) and hyperacusis are both very vague symptoms and could hint at a wide range of problems, way out of the scope of this format. Just... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Cassity
Emergency Medicine 44 years experience
Unfortunately, the prior physician's answer is incorrect. While alcohol itself is indeed tested by breathalyzer, alcohol metabolites can be tested in... Read More
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A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Cassity
Emergency Medicine 44 years experience
Of course disc disease can be progressive and become more symptomatic. It sounds like you need a repeat MRI to see if you have a surgically treatable... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Cassity
Emergency Medicine 44 years experience
Odynophagia 3 days after endoscopy is not really normal. You didn't say what kind of "endoscopy" you had BTW or where these biopsies were taken. A s... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Cassity
Emergency Medicine 44 years experience
This sounds like classic Pyronies' Disease. You should see a urologist for this, sooner rather than later. There are effective treatments.
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Testimonials
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Thanks, its been a few days and I have zero symptoms.
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Thank you! Your feedback was much appreciated. c:
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thanks. My primary sent me for an xray today

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine, SC
Graduated 1979MD

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Medical Association Of Georgia
Diplomate American Board of Emergency Medicine
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