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Dr. Kelsey Phelps

Family Medicine
10 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

47 Answers
21 Agrees
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kelsey Phelps
Family Medicine 10 years experience
Hygiene: With good daily hygiene, such as washing with soap and water and fully drying the area, hair removal is not necessary to reduce odor and sweating.
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kelsey Phelps
Family Medicine 10 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 ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Kelsey Phelps
Family Medicine 10 years experience
Gum disease: It sounds like you may have gum disease or possibly a gum infection. You need to see a dentist as soon as possible.
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kelsey Phelps
Family Medicine 10 years experience
Yes, be seen: Yes, if your swelling and pain worsening, you should be evaluated in person. Your GP will decide whether or not you need an xray.
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kelsey Phelps
Family Medicine 10 years experience
Abdominal Pain: Hi there, thanks for writing in! When you have severe abdominal pain, it's usually best to be seen by a doctor in person. Abdominal pain, especially w... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kelsey Phelps
Family Medicine 10 years experience
Possible anemia: The urge to chew ice, or more generally the urge to chew non-food items, is known as pica. This can be a sign of iron deficiency anemia, which may be ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kelsey Phelps
Family Medicine 10 years experience
Sexual health: The risk of becoming pregnant in this case is very low. However, you are still at risk of contracting STDs from oral sex, such as gonorrhea, chlamydia... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kelsey Phelps
Family Medicine 10 years experience
Dried bood: There is a very low risk of any disease transmission in this manner. However, it is always a good idea to wear gloves or otherwise protect yourself wh... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kelsey Phelps
Family Medicine 10 years experience
CT Scan: Yes, a CT scan with contrast of the abdomen and pelvis will typically show a bowel obstruction in the intestines, if there is one present. Thanks for ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kelsey Phelps
Family Medicine 10 years experience
HIV transmission: There would be a very low risk of HIV transmission in this case, unless the ejaculate or other bodily fluid came into contact with a cut or a break in... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kelsey Phelps
Family Medicine 10 years experience
See your doctor: In general, when upper respiratory symptoms have been going on for a week and a half or longer, it's a good idea to be seen by your doctor for an in-p... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kelsey Phelps
Family Medicine 10 years experience
Bartholin cyst: You need to be examined in person by your general practitioner or gynecologist. Bartholin cysts can become infected, needing antibiotics and sometimes... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kelsey Phelps
Family Medicine 10 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 ultrasoun... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kelsey Phelps
Family Medicine 10 years experience
Daily headaches: Without knowing what medications you are taking, it is difficult to give advice on next steps. I recommend follow up with your PCP or neurologist for ... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kelsey Phelps
Family Medicine 10 years experience
Eye doctor: You can go to an ophthalmologist (eye doctor) for an eye test. If you want just a visual acuity test (meaning to check if you need glasses/contacts), ... Read More
A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kelsey Phelps
Family Medicine 10 years experience
Blurred vision: Exposure to HIV or herpes is unlikely to cause blurred vision, especially after only 1 week. You should follow up with an eye doctor or your general p... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kelsey Phelps
Family Medicine 10 years experience
NSAIDs: Anti inflammatories, such as ibuprofen and tylenol, taken as directed on the bottle, should help with your symptoms. You can also talk to your doctor ... Read More
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kelsey Phelps
Family Medicine 10 years experience
See your doctor: It sounds like you need to be seen by your doctor for an in-person exam. You can also try over the counter pain medications, such as tylenol and ibupr... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kelsey Phelps
Family Medicine 10 years experience
Safe: Yes, this should be safe. You should always avoid looking directly at laser pointers, but looking at it for short periods of time while pointed at a w... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kelsey Phelps
Family Medicine 10 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 calciu... Read More
A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kelsey Phelps
Family Medicine 10 years experience
GP or Gynecologist?: A general practitioner will typically be able to help with these symptoms by doing a vaginal exam and possibly running tests. A gynecologist will also... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kelsey Phelps
Family Medicine 10 years experience
UTI: Sulfamethoxazole, or Bactrim, is indeed a good antibiotic for a UTI (in general). It should always be prescribed by a physician and you should take th... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kelsey Phelps
Family Medicine 10 years experience
Yes!: Yes, flonase and NyQuil are just fine to take together.
A male asked:
Dr. Kelsey Phelps
Family Medicine 10 years experience
Pepto: Yes, it is safe to take pepto bismol in that time frame. Be well!
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kelsey Phelps
Family Medicine 10 years experience
Drug interactions: Taking Seroxat (Paxil) and Wellbutrin XL together may increase levels of Seroxat, which can lead to risk of seizures and other adverse effects. This d... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kelsey Phelps
Family Medicine 10 years experience
Urination: Sitting up or standing down to urinate does not affect health.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kelsey Phelps
Family Medicine 10 years experience
Infection: You may have a urinary tract infection or possibly a vaginal infection. You should get in touch with your doctor to discuss your symptoms and possibly... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kelsey Phelps
Family Medicine 10 years experience
Hot compresses: Hot compresses (such as a hot washcloth) held to the area can help an ingrown hair come to a head, as well as topical antibiotic ointment. It's import... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kelsey Phelps
Family Medicine 10 years experience
Turmeric: Turmeric isn't known to cause infertility in men but there aren't any studies looking at that specific issue. It is likely safe to take a small amount... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kelsey Phelps
Family Medicine 10 years experience
Pregnancy: It's always a good idea to visit your OB/GYN or GP prior to conceiving. He or she can do a full check up and help make sure you're in the best state o... Read More
A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kelsey Phelps
Family Medicine 10 years experience
Hand Pain: Surgery can lead to pain that persists weeks or even months after a procedure, as well as stiffness in the joints. However, if you are having worsenin... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kelsey Phelps
Family Medicine 10 years experience
Any cream: Your wife is free to use any body cream that she likes best! Body cream will not affect her diabetes.
A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kelsey Phelps
Family Medicine 10 years experience
Need a prescription: Unfortunately, the answer is no. There is no over the counter medication to treat blood pressure. The best thing you can do is keep a log of your bloo... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kelsey Phelps
Family Medicine 10 years experience
Abdominal pain: Thanks for writing in! Yes, I would recommend going to the ER. The symptoms you describe could be a sign of something very serious and should be evalu... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kelsey Phelps
Family Medicine 10 years experience
Apple Cider Vinegar: Soaking your feet in apple cider vinegar is unlikely to have any bad effects. However, I would not recommend soaking your genitals in vinegar. It can ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kelsey Phelps
Family Medicine 10 years experience
See doctor: If your pain us unbearable and your bleeding is becoming very heavy, you should be seen for an in-person exam as soon as possible.
A female asked:
Dr. Kelsey Phelps
Family Medicine 10 years experience
Yeast infection: It sounds like you might have a yeast infection, also known as vaginal candidiasis. You should either go see your doctor to be evaluated or call in to... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kelsey Phelps
Family Medicine 10 years experience
Coconut oil: Coconut oil is indeed a sperm-friendly natural lubricant. It is not likely to affect either sperm count or sperm motility.
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kelsey Phelps
Family Medicine 10 years experience
No need to worry: If you keep the area clean with soap and water, it is unlikely to become infected. It sounds like you're doing everything just right! If you notice in... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kelsey Phelps
Family Medicine 10 years experience
Not a good idea: The maximum dose of flexeril is 10mg per dose, and the daily maximum is 10mg every 8 hours. You should not take more than 10mg at one time. If your ba... Read More
A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kelsey Phelps
Family Medicine 10 years experience
Plantar fasciitis: Plantar fasciitis rarely goes away on it's own without treatment. It is treated with anti inflammatories (such as ibuprofen), stretching exercises, ic... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kelsey Phelps
Family Medicine 10 years experience
Skin lesion: If you have a mole or other skin lesion that has changed in shape (such as seeming to "split"), it's very important to have it evaluated by a dermatol... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kelsey Phelps
Family Medicine 10 years experience
OCP absorbed: Yes, your birth control pill should have been absorbed just fine in that time period. Thanks for the question!
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kelsey Phelps
Family Medicine 10 years experience
Osteoarthritis: In simple terms, these are all signs of osteoarthritis, a chronic, degenerative, and common form of arthritis. Think of it as "wear and tear" of your ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kelsey Phelps
Family Medicine 10 years experience
Hep C Transmission: Incubation period refers to the time between when you contract the virus, and the time that you start showing symptoms. Hepatitis C has a long incubat... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kelsey Phelps
Family Medicine 10 years experience
Irritation: Many at-home hair removal methods, such as Nair, can cause significant vaginal irritation and redness. It is important not to get any of these substan... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kelsey Phelps
Family Medicine 10 years experience
Yes: Yes, zyrtec is safe to use during pregnancy. Be well!

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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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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
TOP DOCTOR, First Place, The Metairie Region - 2018
TOP FAMILY PHYSICIAN, First Place, The Metairie Region - 2018

Affiliations

LSU Bogalusa Medical Center

Publications

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