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Dr. Louis Delcampo

Anesthesiology
Springfield, MO
male

Locations

Ozark Anesthesia Associates (OAA)

Springfield, MO

Address

Turner Center, 1000 E. Primrose, Suite 520, Springfield, MO, United States
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Jordan Valley Community Health Center (JVCHC)

Springfield, MO

About

Bio

Born and raised in NY. I attended the oldest medical school in the western world, The University of Bologna, Medical School, Italy. I love pharmacology and the biochemistry of pain modulation. I completed my residency in Anesthesiology at the University of Missouri Kansas City. My focus was on Acute as well as Chronic Pain. The conundrum of acute pain progressing to chronic pain is extremely interesting to me. I am an Active member of the America Academy of Integrated pain Management. I treat many patients with chronic pain and tailor each treatment regimen to the individual patient understanding that each patient reacts to and manifests pain differently. Treatment can include several strategies, as simple as medical management, hormonal replacement therapy, nutritional therapy, diet, exercise, physical therapy/ occupational therapy, psychological approaches to name just a few. Realizing there is no magic therapy and different people respond differently to different treatment regimens. Some pain suffers may require epidural injections or spinal cord stimulation and other instances surgery may be necessary. The most important idea is that each patient is an individual and one size doe not necessarily fit all. Chronic pain has many manifestations and may not be able to be eliminated entirely. Unfortunately pain medicine (opioids) are not always beneficial or in some circumstances may even make chronic pain worse. Pain medicines usually just wind up masking chronic pain, not improving/fixing the underling problem that caused the chronic pain and have dangerous side effects. Finding the correct strategy or combination of strategies / therapies should be the goal. Decreasing the level of pain and suffering and restoring function in order to be able to participate in those activities of daily living that are joyful and meaningful to each individual. I look forward to participating in the treatment that will make your chronic pain and discomfort more tolerable.

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Anesthesiology

Licenses

United States: Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri

Languages spoken

Italian

Doctor Q&A

54 Answers
10 Agrees
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A male asked:
Dr. Louis Delcampo
Specializes in Anesthesiology
Rapid metab?: Some people are rapid metabolizers of amide type local anesthetics like lidocaine. A simple genetic test (buccal swab) would give you the answer. Pe... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
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Apples vs oranges: Coronary Vasomotor dysfxn has to do with autoreg of blood flow to the heart. This involves sympath / parasympathetic innervation of the heart from the... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
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Specializes in Anesthesiology
High stroke risk: usually antidepressants are notorious for increasing blood pressure. Excessive nicotine and caffeine use are not heart friendly either. Strongly sugge... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Louis Delcampo
Specializes in Anesthesiology
Yes GO NOW!: Not sure what meds you are on or what type of diseases you suffer from. Bring all your prescription meds and OTC meds to the ER with you and someone t... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Delcampo
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No Weight gain: Actually Anorexia is one of the AE of ZOLOFT the top 5 Adverse effects are Diarrhea, Nausea, Headache, Insomnia, dizziness. AE of Weight gain in my o... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Delcampo
Specializes in Anesthesiology
Lorazepam > sedation: Clonazepam is used more as a muscle relaxer and should be less sedating/ relaxing than lorazepam. Lorazepam is a sedative hypnotic used more as a sl... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
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Specializes in Anesthesiology
3-5 days: If you were only taking wellbutrin for 2 days just to be safe I'd wait 3-5 days before starting inderal under your PCP direction naturally, but usua... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Delcampo
Specializes in Anesthesiology
You Betcha': Valium (Benzodiazepine family) extremely habit forming and not a fix but just a masking of your symptoms. Yes short term use is the rule (7 to 10 days... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Delcampo
Specializes in Anesthesiology
Non -Steroidal: Meloxicam (Mobic) is a prescription strength non steroidal anti inflammatory medicine. Specifically inhibits the synthesis of prostaglandins (PGAs) by... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Louis Delcampo
Specializes in Anesthesiology
Monitored Anesthesia: Yes definitely, AN Anesthesia provider present During Monitored Anesthesia Care you should have heart rate, Blood Pressure (every 5 min), and pulse ox... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
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MS and MRIs: If you are not having any new symptoms or "flareups" no need to get MRI and there again you already have the DX of MS a new MRI will not yield any new... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
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Specializes in Anesthesiology
Dosage?: Need more info you may not be on an adequate dose. If you are under -dosed Wellbutrin may cause anxiety . See your Primary or whom ever prescribes WB... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
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Specializes in Anesthesiology
Schedule w/ PCP ASAP: You really should be evaluated as soon as possible for clotting disorder or aneurysm. Especially if you are overweight/ obese (BMI > 30), take birt... Read More
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A female asked:
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Specializes in Anesthesiology
Med SIde Effect?: Cardiac meds can cause many different side effects Sounds like you need to get to your Cardiologist/ urgent care ASAP! Could be something simple like... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Louis Delcampo
Specializes in Anesthesiology
ANAPHYLAXIS: IV non -depolarizing NMD Aanaphylactic reactions to neuromuscular blocking agents, including Mivacron. Some cases been life-threatening and fatal. Due... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Delcampo
Specializes in Anesthesiology
Coronary Ischemia: Get to the urgent care immediately Please. Stop smoking, drinking etc. this could be the warning shot across the bow for a heart attack.
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Delcampo
Specializes in Anesthesiology
Symptoms: Those are MRI findings you recited. More importantly what type of symptoms are you having? When did you injure your back? How did you injure your back... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Delcampo
Specializes in Anesthesiology
NSAIDS do not help: Neuralgia (neuropathic pain) does not respond well to anti inflammatory medicines. True neuralgia first line med should be low dose Amitriptyline an ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Louis Delcampo
Specializes in Anesthesiology
OTC anti diarrhea: Lamotil, is an over the counter med for diarrhea and does NOT enter the central nervous system and does not affect pain but does affect the large inte... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Louis Delcampo
Specializes in Anesthesiology
Anaphylaxis: A true med allergy is one that no matter the dose, a full blown shut down of all major systems in the body occurs. Skin rash/hives, difficulty breath... Read More
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Louis Delcampo
Specializes in Anesthesiology
Moderate pain: Excruciating pain would not allow you to function in any way shape or form. You would not be able to type on the computer, read, eat. Most people who... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Delcampo
Specializes in Anesthesiology
N. root inflamation: Herniated discs may very well be the cause of hyperactive nerve reflexes. However it could be caused by other situations also, Like for example Rx me... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Delcampo
Specializes in Anesthesiology
Cluster Headache: Anytime pain wakes you from sleep it should not be ignored. Your pain sounds vascular in nature however the stabbing nature and waking you from sleep ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Delcampo
Specializes in Anesthesiology
Adverse Effect: Sertraline,(zoloft) is given once daily at 50 mg for PMDD just after ovulation (leuteal phase) only during menstration . Insomnia is one of the more c... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Louis Delcampo
Specializes in Anesthesiology
Possible /NOT likely: Meningiomas twice as common in women, a tumor of adulthood,rare in children, less common in men. Most are benign < 10% are pathologic. Now going o... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Delcampo
Specializes in Anesthesiology
Adhesiolysis: Cassara 1st NO more surgeries on your back . FInd an Anesthesiologist in your area who will do a minimal risk type of epidural injection BUT without s... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Louis Delcampo
Specializes in Anesthesiology
Not enough info: Given your vague symptoms you really should be evaluated by your family physician. A "burning sensation behind the ear " may mean a variety of thing... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Louis Delcampo
Specializes in Anesthesiology
Shingles: Zolpidem = ambien not a good medicine in my opinion it masks the underlying problem and is extremely addictive. Amitriptyline (Elavil) on the other ha... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Louis Delcampo
Specializes in Anesthesiology
Zolpidem (ambien): Ambien is extremely habit forming SE include Dizziness, Headache, Drowsiness, Hallucinations, Memory disorder, Muscle pains, Flu like symptoms. Can ha... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Louis Delcampo
Specializes in Anesthesiology
Adverse Effect: I think perhaps you were given a larger dose than needed or you have a hypersensitivity to this medication. Pseudoephedrine usually used just to decr... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Delcampo
Specializes in Anesthesiology
Routine Surgery: Umbilical hernia repair on a 4 yr old usually has minimal complications. However you do need to talk to your pediatric surgeon and get his take. Wha... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Louis Delcampo
Specializes in Anesthesiology
That' ll work & Safe: Usually I tell my patients to take melatonin in a sub-lingual preparation (under the tongue) 10 to 15 minutes before you are to turn out the lights f... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Louis Delcampo
Specializes in Anesthesiology
Anaphylaxis: A true allergic reaction is that where even the smallest dose of an "allergen" causes a full blown organ system shut down, Rash, wheezing to Shortness... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Delcampo
Specializes in Anesthesiology
Confirmatory UDS: a urine drug screen confirmatory gas chromatography test will determine oxycodone in the body regardless of how it got there.
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Louis Delcampo
Specializes in Anesthesiology
They should be: However the generic medicine manufactures are only held to a 70% purity when producing generic meds. Really with a generic med you are not getting th... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Delcampo
Specializes in Anesthesiology
See your Primary doc: Pain behind the eyes w/ minimal history you gave regarding your condition could be a multitude of problems. This could represent something as trivial ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Delcampo
Specializes in Anesthesiology
Labor Epidural?: This may not be related to the actual Epidural itself. If this were a labor epidural and you gave birth in stirrups, and your legs were flexed at the ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Louis Delcampo
Specializes in Anesthesiology
Electrolyte imbal?: Seroquel (Quetiapine) can cause Dizziness, fatigue, increased BP, Tremor. slurred speech, anxiety to name a few. This could very well be improper dosi... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Delcampo
Specializes in Anesthesiology
Numbness /pins needl: Vascular pain generally pale, cold, open sores, poor wound healing. After a certain number of steps foot goes numb then after a short rest numbness d... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Louis Delcampo
Specializes in Anesthesiology
Cannabis vs GA: No worries,, Just make sure you tell the Anesthesiologist / anesthetist your medicine history precisely. The Anesthesiologist will make any necessary... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Louis Delcampo
Specializes in Anesthesiology
Ketamine Anesthetic: ONLY IV; severe All. RXN=hives, itching, diff breathing, confusion, chest tightness, painful urination, double vision, fainting, irreg HR, Hallucina... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Louis Delcampo
Specializes in Anesthesiology
Intracranial pressur: Not sure if there is a connection there, But if you are having headaches also and you suffered loss of conscious you may very well have a some type of... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Louis Delcampo
Specializes in Anesthesiology
No Difference: In my professional opinion all institutions you mentioned are outstanding. The most important aspect, again in my opinion, no matter what institutio... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Delcampo
Specializes in Anesthesiology
Does NOT: Top 5 AE of Cymbalta (duloxetine) Nausea, Dry mouth, Headache, Somnolence, Fatigue. Not seen as much are Constipation, Dizziness, Anorexia (weight los... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Delcampo
Specializes in Anesthesiology
Generally Acceptable: This is a topical medicine and if used as directed should not affect your developing baby. It has a good safety profile. Having said that you should c... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Delcampo
Specializes in Anesthesiology
Yes: CBD will show up on a urine screen as well as a confirmatory result
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Delcampo
Specializes in Anesthesiology
Neither: The best strategy is to get off the benzodiazapines all together start an SNRI (i.e.cymbalta or the like) stop smoking, decrease alcohol intake to 1 o... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Louis Delcampo
Specializes in Anesthesiology
Methadone 5mg or10mg: Methadone comes in 5mg or 10mg tabs the solutions are 5mg/5ml , 10 mg /5ml and 10mg/ml usually only prescribed for detox. Methadone is a powerful lo... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Louis Delcampo
Specializes in Anesthesiology
IV Blood vol expande: Signs Allergic Rxn to Hetastarch (Hespan)= Blood Volume expander Hives, difficulty breathing, swelling of face-lips -tongue - throat. Chest pain, easy... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Louis Delcampo
Specializes in Anesthesiology
Stop the COCAINE use: Detox is of the first order, see your primary care physician initially, you may also need to be evaluated by a cardiologist (heart doc). Cocaine dama... Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! I couldn't write a alot. 42 yrs old, BMI 24, non smoke, <5 drinks a week, try to do 10,000 steps daily but painful, not diabetic, no bone loss, knee replacement 2015, 12...Read More
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Thank you very much for your reply! The question was for research purposes only, for a book I'm writing.
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Your answer made me feel good, thanks! Well, it was a complete success. Thankyou for your advice doctor

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University degli studi di bologna
MD

Residency

TRUMAN MEDICAL CENTER HOSPITAL HILL
Completed 1999

Affiliations

American Academy Of Pain Management
American Society Of Regional Anesthesia And Pain Medicine
American Society of Anesthesiologists
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