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Dr. Rachel Wagner

Family Medicine
Bellingham, WA
21 years experience female

Locations

Rachel Wagner

Bellingham, WA

Address

336 36th St, Suite 322, Bellingham, WA
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My office hours

Wednesday: 10am - 6:00pm
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About

Bio

My name is Dr. Rachel Wagner. I am a board certified Family Practice physician. I went to medical school and did my residency in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where I had the privilege of training at the Children's Hospital of Pennsylvania. I completed my training in 2004. I have practiced medicine in remote places such as the Grand Canyon and a tiny Caribbean island. I have licenses in New Hampshire, Maine and Washington state and have practiced in all three states. Currently, I am based in Washington state and have spent the last few years working for a public health clinic in my small town. I have been seeing patients online for more than 4 years and I am happy to be part of the transition to telemedicine that is occurring in all areas of health care. I am also a best selling author.

Specialties
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Family Medicine

Licenses

United States: Maine, New Hampshire, Washington

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

41 Answers
46 Agrees
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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rachel Wagner
Family Medicine 21 years experience
It’s possible but : The most common cause of great toe pain and redness is gout. It may be a good idea to have your toe checked. I recommend seeing your doctor.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rachel Wagner
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Plasma volume during: Pregnancy increases. This can mean a sensation of swelling in many different areas of the body including the ear canal. Usually stabilizes at 26 weeks... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rachel Wagner
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Peri menopause: The menopausal transition, or perimenopause, begins on average four years before the final menstrual period (FMP) and is marked by irregular menstrual... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rachel Wagner
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Home pregnancy tests: Can detect the substance HCG sometimes as early as 4 days before your menses depending on the test. If you are pregnant the amount of HCG in your bloo... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rachel Wagner
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Back pain is : Very common. The best thing you can do is to stay as active as possible – even if you are in pain. People with low back pain recover faster if they s... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rachel Wagner
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Metallic dysgeusia: The taste of metal in your mouth could be from the dental scaling if it created an inflammatory response in your mouth. There are a variety of tests ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Rachel Wagner
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Common Stomache Pain: The most common causes of stomach pain in otherwise healthy adults are not usually serious. You should see your doctor for further testing if you hav... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rachel Wagner
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Infertility : An infertility evaluation should be done when couples fail to conceive after 12 months of frequent unprotected intercourse. It should also be offered ... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rachel Wagner
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Heart Attacks: Heart attacks are uncommon in young men and women age less than 40 to 45 years. Younger patients with this tend to have a family history of it. Cigar... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rachel Wagner
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Pain at injection : Site is a common experience. Keep an eye on the area and if you develop a rash, warmth or swelling have the area examined. Otherwise use ibuprofen and... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rachel Wagner
Family Medicine 21 years experience
If you had unprotect: Sex during the beginning of your menstrual cycle (i.e. When you were bleeding) it is still possible to get pregnant. Pregnancy tests will not be accu... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rachel Wagner
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Mindfulness: Mindfulness in meditation is the self regulation of attention with curiosity openness and acceptance.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rachel Wagner
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Ignore: Do: drink more water, eat more vegetables, exercise more often. Don't: eat processed sugars or fats.
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rachel Wagner
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Jerk nystagmus : The four most frequent identifiable causes of downbeat nystagmus are cervico-medullary junction anomalies (Chiari malformation), cerebellar degenerati... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rachel Wagner
Family Medicine 21 years experience
You should go get : Checked by your doctor for severe menstrual cramps. If you start bleeding vaginally this could mean a miscarriage. Try not to worry and just get exami... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rachel Wagner
Family Medicine 21 years experience
PMS: Premenstrual syndrome is what it sounds like you are describing. The most common psychological symptoms are mood swings and the most common physical s... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rachel Wagner
Family Medicine 21 years experience
After Miscarriage: Serum human chorionic gonadotropin levels typically return to normal within 2 to 4 weeks after a completed abortion. Normal menstrual cycles may be e... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rachel Wagner
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Ignore: Stay away from open bodies of water during lightning or electrical storms.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rachel Wagner
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Poly- L -lactic acid: Or Sculptra should not have an affect on your general health unless you have a hypersensitivity to it. Adverse reactions are localized to injection si... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rachel Wagner
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Cervical lymph node : It is true that an immobile cervical lymph node should be checked by an ENT specialist. You are doing the right thing and should not worry until after... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rachel Wagner
Family Medicine 21 years experience
NyQuil has: Acetaminophen, doxylamine, dextromethonphan and phenylephrine. It’s fine to take additional ibuprofen but not PM. It’s not a good idea to mix diphenhy... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rachel Wagner
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Panic disorder : If you have not had one yet, I do suggest getting an EKG done at your doctor's office. If this has been done and is normal I wonder if you have tried ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Rachel Wagner
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Placental abrubtion : Previous abruption is the strongest risk factor for abruption. Other major risk factors include drug abuse, hypertension, trauma and cigarette smoking... Read More
A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rachel Wagner
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Tretinoin: Retin-A binds to retinoic acid receptors in the skin stimulating epithelial cell turnover. It is important to use sun screen during the day if you ar... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rachel Wagner
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Costochondritis or : Inflammation of the rib cage is something that would cause this type of pain. If it’s related to your breathing it can be pleural pain or lung pain. O... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rachel Wagner
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Ignore: Your fitness is good. You are eating veggies now. Your body likes that.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rachel Wagner
Family Medicine 21 years experience
8: 8 weeks of mindfulness meditation can shrink the fearful part of your brain and grow reasoning parts.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rachel Wagner
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Ignore: The mood is not so good. Meditation has begun. Now serenity.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rachel Wagner
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Ignore: All doctors know the importance of diet and exercise for better health. Just ask your doctor.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rachel Wagner
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Ignore: Men need about 3.7 liters of water a day and women need about 2.7 liters. Drink more water to be fit.
A 59-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rachel Wagner
Family Medicine 21 years experience
To treat hemorrhoids: ingest 20 to 30 g of insoluble fiber per day and drink plenty of water (1.5 to 2 liters per day). Both are necessary to produce regular, soft stools, ... Read More
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rachel Wagner
Family Medicine 21 years experience
May want it checked: While it sounds like your thumb injury has followed an expected course of healing, the fact that you are specifically having pain at your joint known ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rachel Wagner
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Cyclical breast pain: Is common and can be normal related to the changes in hormones. However the pain behind your nipple could be a cyst or inflammation of a duct, possibl... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rachel Wagner
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Left lower: Abdominal pain could mean something is going on with your intestines, bladder, ovary or uterus. If the pain is severe and not going away on its own yo... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rachel Wagner
Family Medicine 21 years experience
There are a couple : Of other antibiotic treatments that are effective Ofloxacin 300 mg orally twice daily for seven days or Levofloxacin 500 mg orally once daily for seve... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rachel Wagner
Family Medicine 21 years experience
First trimester : Some pain and even cramping can be a normal part of early pregnancy. Tell your doctor immediately if you are having worsening cramps accompanied by bl... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rachel Wagner
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Common Stomache Pain: The most common causes of stomach pain in otherwise healthy adults are not usually serious. You should see your doctor for further testing if you hav... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rachel Wagner
Family Medicine 21 years experience
This is tricky to : Answer without all the information. Focal metaplasia is typically distinguished between environmental and autoimmune causes based on the pathology. So... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rachel Wagner
Family Medicine 21 years experience
PMS: Premenstrual syndrome is what it sounds like you are describing. The most common psychological symptoms are mood swings and the most common physical s... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Rachel Wagner
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Herpes labialis is : Typically a self limited disease and the rash lasts about 5 days. Topical therapy with over the counter creams Abreva and Viroxyn have been shown to s... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rachel Wagner
Family Medicine 21 years experience
It depends on how : Long you bleed. The follicular cycle begins with the first day of your cycle and ends the day before you have an LH surge. Normally 14 days after you ... Read More

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Mar 30, 2016
Dr. Wagner is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2016 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you! Buy what about the Lithium Orotate?
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This made me feel good. Thanks! That you for replying doc
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Thank you. I had an ekg in November and was normal.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Drexel University College of Medicine, PA
Graduated 2001MD

Residency

CHESTNUT HILL HOSPITAL
Completed 2004

Awards

Most Influential, Second Place, the Seattle Region - Spring
2017
Top Family Physician, First Place, Washington - Spring
2017

Affiliations

American Academy Family Physicians
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