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Dr. William Kimlinger

Family Medicine
Jefferson City
38 years experience male

Locations

William R. Kimlinger, MD, FAAFP

Jefferson City

Address

2637 Kenwood Dr., Jefferson City, United States
Directions

About

Bio

I have been a board certified family physician since 1987. Santa Maria, California is my home town and I attended Universities of California, Davis for undergrad and the University of California, San Diego for medical school. My family practice residency at the University of Missouri, Columbia led me to open a private practice in Jefferson City, Missouri. I enjoy interacting with patients from newborns to nonagenarians. My non-medical interests include scuba diving, underwater videography (willflix.com), rock and ice climbing, and kayaking. These activities are best enjoyed with grandchildren, of which my wife and I have thirteen (so far!).

Specialties
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Family Medicine

Urgent Care

Licenses

United States: California, Missouri

Doctor Q&A

58 Answers
23 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Kimlinger
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Throat still sore: Since your symptoms are still there despite treatment, it appears that either the strep germ was resistant to the amoxicillin or that a virus (such as... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. William Kimlinger
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Probably normal: For months after childbirth it is common to have periods that are different than before pregnancy. The uterus is still healing and the hormones are re... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Kimlinger
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Flip a coin...: Some folk tales suggest that women who want to conceive a girl should favor protein in their diet and avoid salt. These and similar strategies are unp... Read More
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Kimlinger
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Doubt damage: It seems unlikely that pressing or pinching the epididymis would do more than cause bruising and irritation. If there is swelling/pain, wearing tight ... Read More
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Kimlinger
Family Medicine 38 years experience
See a doctor now: Pain in the groin with associated swelling could be due to twisting or "torsion" of the testicle. This is a serious problems and prompt medical care i... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Kimlinger
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Need medical checkup: Irregular menses in a young woman requires further evaluation to determine the cause. If you have not checked a pregnancy test, that would be a good s... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Kimlinger
Family Medicine 38 years experience
More evaluation: A burning sensation over one entire side of the body is unusual. Do you have any other symptoms- weakness, tingling, numbness, dizziness, headache, fe... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. William Kimlinger
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Alcohol in urine: Urine "alcohol" tests detect alcohol breakdown products in the urine for about 80 hours after drinking alcohol. Hepatitis C tends to cause liver damag... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. William Kimlinger
Family Medicine 38 years experience
3 ovaries unlikely: Although there are rare case reports of women with three ovaries, it is VERY unlikely that is true for you. At the very least, await a radiologist's r... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Kimlinger
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Need medical checkup: New onset of dizziness requires medical evaluation. You could have dehydration, labrinthitis (inner ear infection) or benign vertigo... but it could b... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. William Kimlinger
Family Medicine 38 years experience
See a doctor: People faint for many reasons. Proper treatment and recommendations depend on the underlying problem causing the fainting. You could have dehydration,... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Kimlinger
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Possible migraine: Migraines can show up in many ways, sometimes as a throbbing headache located on one side of the head with nausea and intolerance of bright lights. So... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. William Kimlinger
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Go to ER now: Foot infections in people with diabetes can be dangerous and can cause complications including foot amputation and worse. This is a serious matter. Go... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Kimlinger
Family Medicine 38 years experience
See a doctor now: Severe abdominal pain with nausea and appetite changes could be due to many things from appendicitis to ectopic pregnancy- and there is no way to find... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Kimlinger
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Watchful waiting: A five year old with a cough and congestion for a few days can be watched at home and treated with fluids, humidifier and perhaps an OTC cough product... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Kimlinger
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Finger swelling: The most common causes of a swollen and painful finger include injury and infection. Less common causes include arthritis. You should see your doctor ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. William Kimlinger
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Nickel allergy: Here's a possible cause- the metal rivet that connects the button fastener to your jeans. There are a nickel alloy and can cause itching and rash wher... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Kimlinger
Family Medicine 38 years experience
See a doctor: If you have ANY concerns about possible melanoma, see a physician. The melanoma "rules" (asymmetry, border, color, diameter, and evolution) are indica... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Kimlinger
Family Medicine 38 years experience
More testing needed: Your elevated iron level needs further evaluation. It can sometimes indicate the presence of diseases like hemochromatosis or related problems. A norm... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Kimlinger
Family Medicine 38 years experience
IPhones and Eyes: The power of a laser can cause damage if it shines into your eye. A picture of a laser displayed on a cell phone cannot be any brighter or more powerf... Read More
A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Kimlinger
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Adult Numbness: Numbness can be caused by many thing, ranging from diabetes, thyroid problems, vitamin B12 deficiency, pinched nerves, certain medications and alcohol... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. William Kimlinger
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Possibly pregnant: Breast tenderness is often one of the first signs of pregnancy and can accompany pelvic cramps and pain. There are other possible causes of these symp... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Kimlinger
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Kidney infection?: Leukocytes in the urine suggest a urinary infection. Pain in the kidney are suggest that it has spread from the bladder to the kidney. Kidney infectio... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Kimlinger
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Yes, but...: Certainly a home pregnancy test CAN be checked before a period is missed... but it may not be able to detect a pregnancy. If the test is positive, it ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. William Kimlinger
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Previous infection: The test for herpes simplex virus is done by measuring antibodies (IgM & IgG) in the bloodstream. When the body is first infected by herpes it mak... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. William Kimlinger
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Hard to know...: Many things cause rashes, from insect bites to infections, allergies to trauma. I recommend having it looked at by a physician, either in person or th... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Kimlinger
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Need medical exam: Many problems can cause back and belly pain- from constipation and menses up to urinary infections and appendicitis. You need to be seen by your prima... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Kimlinger
Family Medicine 38 years experience
A little is OK: There are no foods that are forbidden in diabetes, but the portion size matters. Your doctor likely placed you on a restricted carbs diet. A small amo... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Kimlinger
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Probably normal: At night, we have less distraction from our environment and are more aware of our body. It is possible that feeling a pulse in the head and awareness ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Kimlinger
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Probably OK: A nasogastric tube is usually placed in the stomach either to add fluids or to remove fluids. There are special tubes designed to through the stomach ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Kimlinger
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Heel treatment: Soak your feet in warm water for about 10 minutes three evenings a week, then use a callus file to remove some of the dry skin. Pat dry, then rub in a... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. William Kimlinger
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Laugh Syncope: It is possible that you have "Laugh Syncope" which is a form of passing out or almost passing out while laughing. Laughing increases chest pressure an... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Kimlinger
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Scalp bump: Scalp bumps may be lipomas (benign fatty tumors) and cysts ("sacks" under the skin containing trapped oil or keratin). These are not worrisome and doc... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. William Kimlinger
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Maybe...but no proof: Green coffee bean extract is considered "possibly safe" in adults and is sometimes used for weight loss, hypertension and other conditions. It has not... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Kimlinger
Family Medicine 38 years experience
See your doctor: Postmenopausal vaginal discharge can be caused by many things including infections (yeast or bacterial) or occasionally worrisome things such as cance... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Kimlinger
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Tinnitus: Tinnitus is the perception of hearing a sound that isn't actually there. This can be caused by problems in the ear (outer, middle and inner) or the ne... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Kimlinger
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Belly pain: There are many causes of belly pain. Ongoing and increasing pain need to be evaluated. I recommend going to your physician or an urgent care clinic to... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Kimlinger
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Probably not: Dizziness and drowsiness are NOT common side effects of omeprazole. You should consider other causes including other medications, life style issues (h... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. William Kimlinger
Family Medicine 38 years experience
No worries: Isolated muscle twitches are common. They are often caused by stress, fatigue or muscle exertion. They often go away with rest and time. Usually twitc... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Kimlinger
Family Medicine 38 years experience
No: The reason that we cover food in the microwave is to protect the microwave against splattered food, not to protect the food.
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Kimlinger
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Sharing food & germs: Sharing utensils means sharing saliva... and saliva carries many germs. If your friend was ill or became ill, you should be checked for that illness. ... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Kimlinger
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Concussion sequelae: Concussions can affect multiple areas of the brain. The hypothalamus, an area in the brain that help control body functions such a temperature regula... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Kimlinger
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Unlikely: Unless the iPhone was making sounds (text alerts, etc.) or putting out excessive heat, it's hard to imagine how the mere presence of the phone would ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. William Kimlinger
Family Medicine 38 years experience
See a doctor: Circular rashes of dry skin could be caused by many things including ring worm, eczema, or pityriasis rosea. It is difficult to diagnose a rash withou... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Kimlinger
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Rashes: Rashes are tricky to diagnosis without looking at them. If your rash was only on the right lower abdomen and the right lower back, shingles is a possi... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Kimlinger
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Back pain in a teen: Back pain that starts suddenly may be due to a strain due to irritation of muscles, ligaments and tendons in the spinal area. If a person notices fev... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Kimlinger
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Fatigue on topamax: Topamax can be effective in preventing or lessening migraines symptoms but has side effects including daytime drowsiness. Other medical problems (such... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Kimlinger
Family Medicine 38 years experience
It depends...: Home birth control tests are about 99% accurate if it has been one week since a period was missed. They may detect a pregnancy earlier than that but a... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Kimlinger
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Yes: Stress causes many reactions in the body. Some people get headaches or back pain, others have stomach problems. It sounds like your stress may be caus... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Kimlinger
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Probably not: There are no listed interactions between Junel Fe 24 and omeprazole.

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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you, but it's also in my back...could that still be from a tooth abscess? Thanks again :)
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Your answer was very helpful! Thanks :) thanks Dr. but she was a stranger and I have no idea of her health. :(
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Your answer was very helpful! Thanks :) doc tX I've had CAT scan MRI C6 vertebrae crack accident..stress?

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

UC San Diego School of Medicine, CA
Graduated 1984MD

Residency

UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI HEALTH CARE
Completed 1987

Awards

A. Baird Hastings Society, University of California, San Diego School of Medicine
Achievement Medal as Field Medic, United States Army
HealthTap Founding Doctor

Affiliations

American Academy Family Physicians
Missouri State Medical Association

Publications

Protease substrates inhibit binding of 3H-R5020 to the G-fragment in chick oviduct cytosol.
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