Dr. Kelsey Phelps
9 years experience female
LSU Rural Family Medicine
I graduated from Tulane School of Medicine in New Orleans before beginning training at the Louisiana State University Family Medicine Residency Program. I am currently an assistant professor at the same residency program. I also practice telemedicine, which lets me connect with patients across the country!
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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.
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Risk of side effects: Long term use of a nexium can lead to many adverse effects, including gastrointestinal infections/colitis, malabsorption of vitamins, decreased calcium levels and increased fracture risk, increased risk of pneumonia. PPI use longer than 6mo-1yr isn't generally recommended. It's important to talk to your doctor about how to decrease these risks and discuss alternatives.
A 39-year-old female asked:
Not at all: A hypoechoic liver lesion, which is something seen on ultrasound, can arise from a number of things, both benign and malignant. The most common cause of this finding is a benign (non-cancerous) lesion called a hepatic hemangioma. It can also be a benign adenoma, fat in the liver, or a lipoma. However, it can also be a finding in cancer. You should have further testing to know for sure.
A 38-year-old female asked:
How long?: How long has this been going on? If it is a chronic problem, you may have a problem with your gallbladder, which can be investigated with an ultrasound. It also may be to do gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD. It sounds like you should be seen by your doctor for an in-person exam and further testing.
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Education & Training
Tulane University School of Medicine, LA
LSU HEALTH SCIENCES CENTER - SHREVEPORT
Program Directors award, American Heart Association
LSU Bogalusa Medical Center