Dr. Glenn Burns

Emergency Medicine
Dayton, OH
21 years experience male

Locations

US Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine

Dayton, OH

Address

Wright Patterson AFB, Dayton, OH
Directions

My office hours

Thursday: 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 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Burns
Emergency Medicine 21 years experience
Risky detox tool: Flumazanil is currently not recommended to treat chronic benzodiazepines by the American College of Medical Toxicology. There is a very real risk tha... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Glenn Burns
Emergency Medicine 21 years experience
Not normal: But not cause for concern at this point. Really need to know more to give an idea on cause. Do you have fever, chills, abdominal pain, nausea, visit... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Glenn Burns
Emergency Medicine 21 years experience
Hard to say: Cough or sneezing followed by abdominal pain could be consistent with pulled or strained abdominal wall muscle, hernia in the abdominal wall or even r... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Glenn Burns
Emergency Medicine 21 years experience
Probably not: A 10:1 ratio is "normal", but there are a LOT of variable with this one. Simply being dehydrated is the most common cause of increased ratios, but ag... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Glenn Burns
Emergency Medicine 21 years experience
How do you feel?: There is no rule that says it can't go that fast, but it's more than expected. It's possible your monitor is "double counting" the beats, which is n... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Glenn Burns
Emergency Medicine 21 years experience
Cancer: Ulcerative colitis increases risk for colon cancer as well as other systemic diseases. Depending on severity treatment may be mild or very involved, ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Glenn Burns
Emergency Medicine 21 years experience
Your primary doctor: I don't know of any research test which would cover these topics. Infectious disease and toxicology are very different specialities with little overl... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Glenn Burns
Emergency Medicine 21 years experience
Yes, it's ok.: While Benadryl (diphenhydramine) does not really reverse the stimulant effect of the Vyvanse, it's main goal of sedation may help you sleep. The two ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Glenn Burns
Emergency Medicine 21 years experience
Go to ER: The list of potentially bad causes of abdominal pain is long and can't really be evaluated without a good exam. It can be benign things like viral in... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Glenn Burns
Emergency Medicine 21 years experience
Pharmacokinetics: They have different rates of absorption, first effect and renal clearance, the peak efficiency and time peak are about the same. More levequjm survi... Read More
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Glenn Burns
Emergency Medicine 21 years experience
Could be aneurysm : How long have you had it? When does it occur? Could be simply hearing your own blood flow through your ear, especially when putting head on a pillow... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Glenn Burns
Emergency Medicine 21 years experience
Tuberculosis ?: Could be several causes. TB is more common in your country and can cause pain from inflammation of pulmonary I tissue, can increase ESR and cause pul... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Glenn Burns
Emergency Medicine 21 years experience
Of course it does : The question is, did you break something? You really need a physical exam to have a good idea. X-rays are ideal. Is there swelling or deformity? I... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Glenn Burns
Emergency Medicine 21 years experience
About the same : Opioids are all compared to the "gold standard"; which is 10mg intramuscular (IM) morphine. 2 Vicodin is equivalent to 1mg morphing IM. 2 Percocet e... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Glenn Burns
Emergency Medicine 21 years experience
Maybe be ok: A few questions....is it tender? How long has it been there? Is firm or freely moveable under the skin? Having this type lymph node is common and of... Read More
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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Glenn Burns
Emergency Medicine 21 years experience
May be the same : There is a lot of overlap, and back pain can be tough to diagnose and treat. Generally, it's all coming from the same mechanism, irritated nerve fibe... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Glenn Burns
Emergency Medicine 21 years experience
Effect is now: Guanfacine works in your brain by reducing the amount of "sympathomimetic tone"; in other words it slows things down. It is often used for ADHD and f... Read More
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Glenn Burns
Emergency Medicine 21 years experience
Maybe: It is possible someone never runs a fever, but it's not common. The fever is caused by your brain telling your body to heat it. It's possible the sig... Read More
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Glenn Burns
Emergency Medicine 21 years experience
See you doc: It's possible the manipulation of your neck damaged the vertebral that supply blood to the part of your brain controlling balance and coordination. Y... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Glenn Burns
Emergency Medicine 21 years experience
Very little: This has become an odd fad recently, with many YouTube videos showing people doing this. Excessive swelling and bruising have been reported and cosme... Read More
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Glenn Burns
Emergency Medicine 21 years experience
Space them out : The codeine and zopiclone are both central nervous system depressants and you need to use caution when taking together. The doses are probably safe to... Read More
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A 75-year-old male asked:
Dr. Glenn Burns
Emergency Medicine 21 years experience
Not long: Most of those are very quick. Blood cultures should be drawn from two sites on the body. Unless it is very difficult to find good veins it's 5 minut... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Glenn Burns
Emergency Medicine 21 years experience
Aim low : Following SAH we generally prefer lower BPs. The numbers you have listed are high enough that I would recommend you talk to your doctor about even wi... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Glenn Burns
Emergency Medicine 21 years experience
Seek endocrinology: Managing pituitary adenoma and hyperpralactinemia is best managed by a specialist who has a chance to exam you, get a good history and order/interpret... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Glenn Burns
Emergency Medicine 21 years experience
Time for am MRI: This is called "progression of disease" and is common but hurting to breath is unusual unless the breathing caused neck pain and it's really movement ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Glenn Burns
Emergency Medicine 21 years experience
Don't panic!: Klebsiela is treatable. In an otherwise healthy adult, a urinary tract infection is typically easily managed. Make sure you take them until the entir... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Glenn Burns
Emergency Medicine 21 years experience
It can kill: Propane heaters release carbon monoxide (CO) and are responsible for many deaths every year in the US. CO is odorless, tasteless and invisible and is... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Glenn Burns
Emergency Medicine 21 years experience
That's orthostasis: The positional vertigo you describe is called orthoststic hypotension. When going from sitting to standing, there is a transient drop in blood pressu... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Glenn Burns
Emergency Medicine 21 years experience
Temple pain causes: There are many possibilities temple pain. Both temples? When did it start? Any other symptoms such as visual changes? Anything make it better or wo... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Glenn Burns
Emergency Medicine 21 years experience
Doubtful: Treat with fluids, rest and Tylenol (acetaminophen). If you develop abdominal cramps, fever or urinary symptoms I would go then. Simply having a vir... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Glenn Burns
Emergency Medicine 21 years experience
Safe to use : Generally medications like canestan are used cautiously in patients with liver disease, so you asked a good question. However, you should be safe wit... Read More
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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Glenn Burns
Emergency Medicine 21 years experience
Probably disc pain: Back pain with radiation to buttocks typically from spine. Worse with sitting more common with herniated discs; sitting position stretches already ir... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Glenn Burns
Emergency Medicine 21 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
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Glenn Burns
Emergency Medicine 21 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
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Glenn Burns
Emergency Medicine 21 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
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A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Glenn Burns
Emergency Medicine 21 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
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A female asked:
Dr. Glenn Burns
Emergency Medicine 21 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
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Glenn Burns
Emergency Medicine 21 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
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Glenn Burns
Emergency Medicine 21 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
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Glenn Burns
Emergency Medicine 21 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
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Glenn Burns
Emergency Medicine 21 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
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Glenn Burns
Emergency Medicine 21 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
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Glenn Burns
Emergency Medicine 21 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
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Glenn Burns
Emergency Medicine 21 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
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Glenn Burns
Emergency Medicine 21 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.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Glenn Burns
Emergency Medicine 21 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
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Glenn Burns
Emergency Medicine 21 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
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A female asked:
Dr. Glenn Burns
Emergency Medicine 21 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
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Glenn Burns
Emergency Medicine 21 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
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Glenn Burns
Emergency Medicine 21 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
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Testimonials
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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! I checked the immunisations and he's had the three he should have had so far do that puts my mind at rest. Thank you so much
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This was very helpful. Thanks! I waited. I will be calling the dr today. After drinking several bottles of water it got much lighter.
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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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