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Dr. Glenn Burns

Emergency Medicine
Dayton, OH
20 years experience male

Locations

US Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine

Dayton, OH

Address

Wright Patterson AFB, Dayton, OH
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 7:00am - 7:00pm
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About

Bio

Associate Professor and Board Certified in Emergency Medicine and fellowship trained in Medical Toxicology working in academic teaching hospital and medical school as academic faculty. Currently appointed as faculty in the departments of emergency medicine, pediatrics, aerospace medicine, and pharmacology. I am additionally a certified Flight Surgeon through the Department of Defense and Federal Aviation Administration, as well as being certified in Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine. Ongoing research and publication in toxicology, critical care, international disaster medicine and point-of-injury care.

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.

Emergency Medicine

Addiction Medicine

Aerospace Medicine

Toxicology

Licenses

United States: Ohio

Doctor Q&A

101 Answers
64 Agrees
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Glenn Burns
Emergency Medicine 20 years experience
Maybe carpal tunnel: The location of your symptoms are consistent with where your "median nerve" is located. This is the nerve injured in carpal tunnel syndrome. There is... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Glenn Burns
Emergency Medicine 20 years experience
No test : While some molds make a "mycotoxin", there is no test to see if you were exposed. When patients have symptoms of black mold exposure, it's an allergi... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Glenn Burns
Emergency Medicine 20 years experience
Maybe: were you term on your previous deliveries? Was labor short or long? You should NOT fly, but driving may be an option. The greatest risk is going int... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Glenn Burns
Emergency Medicine 20 years experience
Maybe: The possible causes of an elevated WBC count are huge. I would not use the WBC count to rule-in, or rule-out that diagnosis.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Glenn Burns
Emergency Medicine 20 years experience
Unusual choice: Metformin is a very unusual choice to control a menstrual cycle. Are you sure you are getting the right medication or that is really the reason it wa... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Glenn Burns
Emergency Medicine 20 years experience
Cooking?: If cooked, yes. Otherwise stay away fro raw daily that has not been pasteurized. You exposure yourself to bacteria that can be especially harmful,to ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Glenn Burns
Emergency Medicine 20 years experience
You're fine: While opioids and ethanol can cause serious complications when taken together in excess (respiratory failure and death). The dose you are reporting ... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Glenn Burns
Emergency Medicine 20 years experience
Not a problematic : A double dose of amoxicillin is far below the concerning level. When in doubt amount the safety of taking too much medication, the safest thing is t... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Glenn Burns
Emergency Medicine 20 years experience
Meth recovery tough : Congrats on stopping, that's the first step. Seeing a mental health specialists who deals with addiction and groups like NA can help. Meth use chang... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Glenn Burns
Emergency Medicine 20 years experience
Go see ortho: If your ACL was repaired recently, it may have failed. The ACL repair gets weaker before it gets stronger. (It has to do with migration of new blood v... Read More
A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Glenn Burns
Emergency Medicine 20 years experience
Concerning : It is concerning. Do you have a history of cancer? There are other possible causes but it needs explored. Lytic lesions of the bone are often metast... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Glenn Burns
Emergency Medicine 20 years experience
Need more info : Look at the "Ottowa knee rules" at http://www.emottawa.ca/assets/documents/research/cdr_knee_card.pdf to see if an x-ray is needed. There could alway... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Glenn Burns
Emergency Medicine 20 years experience
Probably so: Clonazepam is metabolized by a different CYP enzymes than nicotine, thus the blood levels are not effected. However, the calming effect of clonazepam... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Glenn Burns
Emergency Medicine 20 years experience
Fake not as good: Artificial joints fail on the shear fact of being artificial. They don't self repair like our bodies, so they do not heal with wear and tear. The al... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Glenn Burns
Emergency Medicine 20 years experience
No: A single episode of imagined voice is not the same as psychosis. Auditory , visual and tactile hallucinations are not the same as delusions either (w... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Glenn Burns
Emergency Medicine 20 years experience
Safe: Unison has either diphenhydramine or doxylamine as the active ingredient. Both are safe to take for extended periods of time without concern for depe... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Glenn Burns
Emergency Medicine 20 years experience
Legal question: This is as much a legal question as a clinical one. I would suggest if there is concern that someone was given a sedative hypnotic benzodiazepine suc... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Glenn Burns
Emergency Medicine 20 years experience
A couple things: its possible it was blood. Internal hemorrhoid or something called a diverticulum can cause painless rectal bleeding and it may have been stool with ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Glenn Burns
Emergency Medicine 20 years experience
Yeast infection: Most likely a yeast infection, "candidiasis". If you are sexually active, there are other possible causes, especially in you are not requiring a cond... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Glenn Burns
Emergency Medicine 20 years experience
Probably OK: Orthostasis in the morning when first arising is not that unusual. While you are asleep, your blood pressure and heart rate drop somewhat. This can ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Glenn Burns
Emergency Medicine 20 years experience
Need more info: Chest pain has a long list of causes, from musculoskeletal pain, pleurisy (inflammation on lung lining) and shingles to pulmonary embolism, pneumonia ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Glenn Burns
Emergency Medicine 20 years experience
Probably not: The GABA receptors that are effected by clonazepam (Klonipin) take about two weeks to change enough to induce dependence and your sporadic use gives y... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Glenn Burns
Emergency Medicine 20 years experience
Maybe: Hard to know what you are getting when you smoke pot. It's unregulated and often adulterated (has stuff added). Marijuana is also becoming more pote... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Glenn Burns
Emergency Medicine 20 years experience
15mg not the answer : As with most meds, people build a tolerance. It is not advisable to go to 15mg Ambien. There is an Ambien CR that is 12.5 and is extended release. ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Glenn Burns
Emergency Medicine 20 years experience
Complex problem: vertigo is a complex problem with many diagnostic possibilities. The causes are primarily peripheral, which means a disconnect between your inner ear... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Glenn Burns
Emergency Medicine 20 years experience
Need more info: Red, raised bumps with clear vessels are macuvesicualr rashes. These can be caused by viral infections, medications and reactions from things on the ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Glenn Burns
Emergency Medicine 20 years experience
Not much: Almost all OTC sleep aid bought are diphenhydramine, or Benadryl. This can be taken 25-50mg a night for sleep, but trying an additional sleep aid is ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Glenn Burns
Emergency Medicine 20 years experience
None : You would not be expected to withdraw from albuterol. However, you may well have an increase in the symptoms you were prescribed albuterol to treat. ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Glenn Burns
Emergency Medicine 20 years experience
Wrong treatment : Fluimucil ( mucomyst) is used as an antidote for acetaminophen overdose and for diseases of increased secretion in the lungs. Your daughter likely ha... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Glenn Burns
Emergency Medicine 20 years experience
May still be apendix: Pain in RLQ concerning for appendicitis, ectopic pregnancy & ovarian torsion. A simple pregnancy test rules out ectopic. CT us usually the tool ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Glenn Burns
Emergency Medicine 20 years experience
No: Assuming you are referring to the candy powder in pixie sticks and it's not a reference for another substance. The powdered candy can cause a local i... Read More
A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Glenn Burns
Emergency Medicine 20 years experience
Urinalysis?: Urine that foams can be due to increased protein loss in the urine (proteinuria) and can be due to kidney problems such as nephrotic syndrome. A simp... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Glenn Burns
Emergency Medicine 20 years experience
Not likely: The urine tests not only for Hydrocodone but also for the compounds your body metabolisizes it into. A urinalysis 72 hours after taking that dose wil... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Glenn Burns
Emergency Medicine 20 years experience
How bad is pain?: Crutches are used when you have an unstable injury (broken bone/ligament injury) and to help pain. Without an exam it's hard to say what you need; bu... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Glenn Burns
Emergency Medicine 20 years experience
Probably not a worry: Those levels are really borderline high. If your not ill and have no other symptoms I would just get it rechecked in a month or so and don't lose sle... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Glenn Burns
Emergency Medicine 20 years experience
Need more info: Was norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) prescribed to treat chest pain, or for symptoms of asthma? If no, don't take it for those reasons. If... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Glenn Burns
Emergency Medicine 20 years experience
Bet on the virus: Vertigo after a viral upper respiratory infection are fairly common. You can get some inflammation in the vesicular system in your inner ear (part of... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Glenn Burns
Emergency Medicine 20 years experience
That is OK...but...: The QTc is a "corrected" QT. That QTc is on the edge of what we would consider the high end of normal, but is OK. The thing to know is a LOT of medi... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Glenn Burns
Emergency Medicine 20 years experience
How is your liver?: The reason to avoid alcohol is because terbinifine is tough on your liver. Has your doctor been monitoring your liver function? Is that why he stopp... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Glenn Burns
Emergency Medicine 20 years experience
High bilirubin : It's hard to say exactly without more information. There are two kinds of bilirubin measured, conjugated and unconjugated. Bilirubin is made in the ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Burns
Emergency Medicine 20 years experience
Change in pain : Chronic opioids use also caused a chronic pain syndrome which can make recovery that much harder. Recovery from opioid addiction requires counseling ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Burns
Emergency Medicine 20 years experience
What type of report?: Are you referring to an environment tox report, or a clinical one? An environment report lists possible exposures and the concentration in the enviro... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Glenn Burns
Emergency Medicine 20 years experience
How do you feel now?: There is a long list, but how you feel now effects the answer. Irregular heart beat (SVT), reactive lung tissue to an irritant (bronchospam), hiatal ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Glenn Burns
Emergency Medicine 20 years experience
Your eyes: Probably your eyes. Eye strain is common with computers. It really should not effect your sinuses. An eye exam my help.
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Glenn Burns
Emergency Medicine 20 years experience
Simple : But no procedure is without some risk; pain, infection, bleeding, etc. Your surgeon will review the risk benefit with you - don't be afraid to ask qu... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Glenn Burns
Emergency Medicine 20 years experience
Probably normal: this is the age that children are continually exposed to novel viral infections as they become more social with other toddlers. The average can last ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Glenn Burns
Emergency Medicine 20 years experience
Maybe: Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) is in the amphetamine family. Whether it will show up depends on the type of test and how often you use it. Urine "immunoa... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Glenn Burns
Emergency Medicine 20 years experience
Yes.: It is a myth that people cannot move a broken finger or thumb. Most muscles required to love your fingers are in your forearm, and they flex/extend t... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Glenn Burns
Emergency Medicine 20 years experience
Your getting older: Medical problems begin as we get older. Preventive maintenance like blood pressure, cholesterol, etc are now routine. Also, you don't heal as fat, s... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Glenn Burns
Emergency Medicine 20 years experience
High bilirubin level: This can cause high bilirubin levels, which can make you itch. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) may help a little. Call your doc that made this diagnosis ... Read More

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Oct 7, 2015
It is my pleasure to endorse Dr. Glenn Burns. The information he provides is accurate, understandable and helpful. He is providing an excellent service to the public via HealthTap.
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Nov 28, 2015
Thanks Dr. Burns you are awesome and answer my question really well...
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Sep 24, 2015
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you Dr Burns for your precise answers to my questions. It is good to have such basic knowledge.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine, MD
Graduated 2002MD

Residency

Wright State University Hospitals

Awards

Associate Professor

Affiliations

American College Of Emergency Physicians (ACEP)
American College Of Medical Toxicology
American Society Of Aerospace Medicine Specialists
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