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Dr. Cynthia Villacis

Family Medicine
OH
23 years experience female

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Family Medicine

Licenses

United States: Kentucky, Ohio

Doctor Q&A

46 Answers
3 Agrees
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A member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Villacis
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Depends on Cause: There are many things that can cause a persistent cough - from Allergies, Reflux, Asthma, TB, Cancer, medication reaction. If someone has a persisten... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Villacis
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Mowing in pregnancy: Activity during pregnancy should be determined on an individual basis with a woman and her doctor.
A female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Villacis
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Get Rechecked: Strep throat typically responds to antibiotics quickly and people usually feel better in 1-2 days. If someone has been taking antibiotics for strep f... Read More
A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Villacis
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Wean under advice: Prozac is a medication that has a longer half life than many antidepressant. It isn't really designed to take every other day though. If someone is t... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cynthia Villacis
Family Medicine 23 years experience
BP meds: Some people take 1 blood pressure medication and it is too much, others take 3 or more without any problem. Your body doesn't know if it is prescribe... Read More
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cynthia Villacis
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Use a condom: Chances are low, but DON'T RISK IT! Please use a latex condom ALWAYS to decrease the risk of pregnancy and STDs.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Villacis
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Constipation Cause: Water, good fiber intake and physical activity are all important to have regular bowel movements. If this is an ongoing problem a patient should see ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Villacis
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Vaginal lumps: People shouldn't have painful lumps in their vaginas. In order to diagnose the cause of a painful lump a person needs to have a pelvic exam done by a... Read More
A 67-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cynthia Villacis
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Ask prescriber: In general Donepezil is dosed at night. I am not aware of an interaction with quetiapine or a reason a person couldn't take them together but it woul... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cynthia Villacis
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Get checked out: A rash on a penis can be many things. It can be an allergic reaction to detergent/soap, can be dry skin, it could be an STD like herpes, or a bacteri... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cynthia Villacis
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Call 911: If someone is alone and has an emergency they should call 911 and stay on the line until help is there. Having a medical history card so that the squ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Villacis
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Talk to your OB: Most women give birth without a problem after having a previous c-section. Decisions about abortion need to be made after gathering all the facts and ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Villacis
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Breast Lump: All new breast lumps should be examined by a physician. They can be caused by many things - infection, cysts, cancer. Some patients may be feeling r... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Villacis
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Urine Microalbumin: People sometimes have microalbumin or protein in their urine when checked. This could be caused by different things that bother the kidneys like diab... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Villacis
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Chest xray nodule: Lung nodules can be caused by a variety of things - can be caused by infection, inflammation, cancer, non-cancerous growths. I would recommend a patie... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cynthia Villacis
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Persistent sadness: It typically takes about a month to see the maximum benefit someone is going to have with any one dose. If people are still having symptoms after a ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Villacis
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Period changes: It is normal to have some variation in how heavy and frequent periods are. Pregnancy, stress, illness, medications, thyroid issues are all common cau... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Villacis
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Sexually Transmitted: STI (Sexually Transmitted Infection) would typically be another way to refer to a STD (Sexually Transmitted Disease) or VD (Venereal Disease). Termin... Read More
A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cynthia Villacis
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Treatment: If someone is a vet and has limited resources the VA may be their best bet as many centers have addiction medicine programs. I would also recommend c... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Villacis
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Several sites: People can find their pulse in the crease of their groin, behind their knee, behind the inner part of their ankle and on the top of their foot. This ... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cynthia Villacis
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Unsure: If someone has changed the way they take their thyroid medications - if you were taking w/ food and now on empty stomach, if there is a new batch of ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Villacis
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Urine color: Most of the time if peoples urine is very yellow it is because they are slightly dehyrdrated. If the quantity of urine hasn't decreased and there isn'... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cynthia Villacis
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Abdominal pain : Abdominal pain with gurgling breathing could be pneumonia. It would be a good idea to get checked out.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cynthia Villacis
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Large feces : If someone is having large hard feces it is probably due to constipation. Increasing fluids, fruits and vegetables could help with this. Sometimes peo... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cynthia Villacis
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Red, itchy penis: Red, itchy penis can be caused by several factors. It could be a reaction to something that the skin has had contact with - like a new soap or deterg... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Villacis
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Maybe kidney issue: If someone has a kidney stone or kidney infection they could have nausea and flank pain. There are other potential causes but I would recommend someo... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Villacis
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Need take test: Late periods and sore breast definitely could be a sign of pregnancy. Even if there is slight spotting women can still be pregnant. A home pregnancy ... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cynthia Villacis
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Not sure: It's common for people to get a few colds a year. If you need antibiotics, inhalers, steroids or other interventions it would be a good idea to make ... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cynthia Villacis
Family Medicine 23 years experience
HR of 94 probably ok: Normally hearts beat between 60-100 times a minute when at rest. If some one has a fever or is sick it may be on the higher end of this.
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Villacis
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Needs to be seen: It would be very uncommon for an immunization from 1 month ago to cause problems. If someone is having pain and skin lesions it would be best to get ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Villacis
Family Medicine 23 years experience
May be scabies: It is not uncommon for people to get more itchy instead of less a few days after scabies treatment. It is also important to put the cream over the who... Read More
A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cynthia Villacis
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Amlodipine: Amlodipine is a calcium channel blocker which is a medicine used for blood pressure management. Most people do fine with it, some people may have prob... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Villacis
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Nipple problems: If someone is breastfeeding and has cracked nipples there may be some blood. Most women don't have to deal with that. Also need to have someone see ... Read More
A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cynthia Villacis
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Suboxone 6wks: After having been off suboxone for 6 wks it should be out of someone's system. I would recommend the patient talking to the prescriber before stoppin... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Villacis
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Increased sleepiness: Trazodone and benadryl are both medications that can be sedating. In general it would be safe to use them together with the caution that the sedating... Read More
A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cynthia Villacis
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Opioid Withdrawals: There are different medications that can be used to treat opioid withdrawals. Some medications can be prescribed by a primary care doctor - like clon... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Villacis
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Meditation Starter: If someone wants to start meditating it can be helpful to talk to others who are also doing it - if there is a buddhist temple near you that could hel... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cynthia Villacis
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Genital bumps: There are several problems that can cause genital bumps - STDs like syphilis, and genital warts can cause bumps, so can ingrown hairs and the virus mo... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Villacis
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Recurrent UTI: There are several causes of recurrent UTIs. There could be a problem not letting the urine to drain totally - like a kidney stone. Intercourse could ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Villacis
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Get abdominal exam: The stomach and liver could both give pain under right rib cage. It would be hard to say without doing an abdominal exam and discussing further sympt... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Villacis
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Stiff neck: If someone has a bad headache, stiff neck and it hurts to move their eyes it could be a sign of meningitis and they should go to the ER NOW for furthe... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Villacis
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Leave ortho shoe on: It is possible to have a fracture that isn't seen on xray. It is important to follow the podiatrists instructions in order for the stress fracture to... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Villacis
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Lump in pelvis: Lumps in the groin can be many things - lymph node, cancer, cyst, hernia... It would be a good idea to get a physical exam so your doctor can give you... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Villacis
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Uti still hurting: if someone has a UTI and is still hurting after treatment with antibiotics there are a few different things that can be going on 1) bacteria was resis... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Villacis
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Possibly broken: If someone has a finger that looks crooked 1 week after trauma it is very likely broken. If by chance it isn't broken, it is likely there is a torn l... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Villacis
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Aleve and Tylenol ok: Aleve is naproxen which is an NSAID. Tylenol is acetaminophen which is not an NSAID. It is ok to take aleve and Tylenol or ibuprofen (Advil) and Tylen... Read More

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This was very helpful. Thanks! I'm having issues after a bad UTI, that I didn't have looked at bc I was between doctors. I had a complete Imaging , have small cysts on both kidneys..& inflamation in s...Read More
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Your answer made me feel good! Thanks :)
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

The Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine, OH
Graduated 1999MD

Residency

ST ELIZABETH HOSPITAL
Completed 2002

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