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Dr. Kelsey Phelps

Family Medicine
9 years experience female

Locations

LSU Rural Family Medicine

About

Bio

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!

Specialties
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Family Medicine

Licenses

United States: Florida, Illinois, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Utah

Doctor Q&A

58 Answers
30 Agrees
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kelsey Phelps
Family Medicine 9 years experience
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:
Dr. Kelsey Phelps
Family Medicine 9 years experience
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:
Dr. Kelsey Phelps
Family Medicine 9 years experience
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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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you. My GP did say it was arthritis and suggested a steroid injection for pain relief. I was just unsure of what type of arthritis when read the paperwork she gave...Read More
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Your answer was very helpful! Thanks :) Thank you very much Dr, will do so .
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Your answer was very helpful! Thanks :) Thank you for your response Dr.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Tulane University School of Medicine, LA
Graduated 2012MD

Residency

LSU HEALTH SCIENCES CENTER - SHREVEPORT
Completed 2015

Awards

Program Directors award, American Heart Association

Affiliations

LSU Bogalusa Medical Center
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