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Dr. Elisabeth Farnum

Family Medicine
West Warwick, RI
32 years experience female

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Elisabeth Farnum

West Warwick, RI

Address

186 Providence Street, West Warwick, RI
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My office hours

Tuesday: Closed
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About

Bio

Hi! I have practiced family medicine for over 20 years. I went to college at Yale University, and medical school at George Washington. My first daughter was born during internship year, so I got to learn pediatrics at home AND at work! Throughout my career I have taught medical students and residents. I try to incorporate teaching into patient visits as much as possible, to give you the tools to best care for yourself. From simple advice, to opinions on test results, to preparing plans to optimize your health, I enjoy partnering with you to best meet your needs. The most important lesson I have learned is to LISTEN.

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Family Medicine

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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elisabeth Farnum
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Could be mono: If you continue to feel poorly you should go back for a recheck. Sometimes mono can give these kind of symptoms. Mono is not a scary thing, it will us... Read More
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Dr. Elisabeth Farnum
Family Medicine 32 years experience
? allergic reaction: Would consider if there are any new soaps, detergents, products that hand has been exposed to since it is in a localized area. You could try some hydr... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Elisabeth Farnum
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Ignore: There are a FEW conditions which can improve with age, including migraines, endometriosis, acne...
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elisabeth Farnum
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Exercise: Exercise early in the day is helpful. Avoiding TV or other screen time in bed is helpful to condition your body to sleep. Avoiding caffeine, decongest... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Elisabeth Farnum
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Caution necessary: That is certainly not ideal! The more important question is to look at your motivations for doing that. When someone starts taking risks in order to u... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elisabeth Farnum
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Fruit is great!: Fruit in general is very healthy. However a well balanced diet is always recommended, it is never wise to eat only one food group. If you are a diabet... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elisabeth Farnum
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Probably not: If you did not miss any pills and switched straight to the new pill, pregnancy is not likely (although there is a SLIGHT cause of pregnancy with the p... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Elisabeth Farnum
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Schedule appointment: Nothing sounds alarming, but if you have noticed a definite change in your health it would be good to touch base with your primary care physician.
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A female asked:
Dr. Elisabeth Farnum
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Should be rechecked : X-rays can definitely miss some kinds of fractures, especially initially. The good news is they tend not to be extremely serious fractures, but still ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Elisabeth Farnum
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Yes: As always, it is good to take the ibuprofen with some food to protect your stomach from side effects. The claritin (loratadine) part of clarinase has ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Elisabeth Farnum
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Probably fine!: Your heart beats about 100,000 times a day, so occasionally some of the beats may feel a little bit different. Avoiding caffeine, stress and any kind... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elisabeth Farnum
Family Medicine 32 years experience
? kidney infection: This may be just a stomach flu. But if your symptoms continue, you should be rechecked. If you have fevers or if you notice urinary symptoms such as p... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Elisabeth Farnum
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Sorry, doubtful: Based on your age and the trajectory of your growth it is very unlikely. Genetics and nutrition play a strong role.
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Elisabeth Farnum
Family Medicine 32 years experience
No: It should not cause a low speed count
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Elisabeth Farnum
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Probable reflux: Since this happens after lying down this is typical of reflux. Eating small meals, staying upright after eating, avoiding alcohol, tobacco, acidic foo... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elisabeth Farnum
Family Medicine 32 years experience
It's complicated!: Hair loss can also be related to physical or emotional stress, or genetic factors. Any relatives with similar problems? Healthy diet can help, some sa... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Elisabeth Farnum
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Not typically: If pregnancy is a possibility you should do a pregnancy test.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elisabeth Farnum
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Placebo: Your bleeding will typically start after you have begun the placebo pills
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Elisabeth Farnum
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Further evaluation n: Before jumping to something like that you should be evaluated by a doctor! If it has not gone on for that long it could be something simple like a bla... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elisabeth Farnum
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Stop advil (ibuprofen): In general if you are still getting pain while being on acid lowering medication I would recommend seeing a gastroenterologist. I notice you are on Ib... Read More
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

George Washington University Medical School, DC
Graduated 1990MD

Residency

FAIRVIEW HOSPITAL

Awards

NCQA PCMH
Attested to Meaningful Use of Electronic Medical Records
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Affiliations

American Academy Of Family Physicians
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