Dr. Thomas Leeson

General Practice
7 years experience male

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Thomas A Leeson DO

About

Bio

Hello, I’m Tom Leeson DO, a board certified osteopathic family medicine physician with over a decade of primary care and emergency department experience to help you with any health concerns you may have, at any age. I look forward to working with you to find your way to a healthier you.

Specialties
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General Practice

Licenses

United States: New York, Pennsylvania

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47 Answers
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Leeson
General Practice 7 years experience
Blood or clear fluid: If it’s blood, that’s one thing. If it’s clear fluid with blood in it, that’s much more serious. That could be a leak of cerebrospinal fluid and requi... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Leeson
General Practice 7 years experience
Pregnancy test?: Try a urine pregnancy test..,, that would be helpful information to have as vaginal spotting mid cycle has many causes.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Leeson
General Practice 7 years experience
Sounds allright: Sounds like a first degree burn. If it’s not blistering or discolored that’s good. Best treatment is a simple bacitracin over the counter ointment so ... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Leeson
General Practice 7 years experience
Get tested: Get tested as soon as an exposure is learned of. Then quarantine until the results are reported.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Leeson
General Practice 7 years experience
There’s hope : Gastritis is annoying and problematic. The pantoprazole is a good medication but are you taking it correctly, 30 minutes before a meal? It works by tu... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Leeson
General Practice 7 years experience
Maybe bad: So not all chest pain is bad, not all chest pain is a heart attack, there are many other causes of chest pain and generally chest pain that lasts gre... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Leeson
General Practice 7 years experience
It’s like a zit: Essentially you have a zit, a pimple. Folliculitis is an infection of a hair follicle anywhere on your body and is not a sexually transmitted infectio... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Leeson
General Practice 7 years experience
No it doesn’t : Biting your nails does not cause cancer. The confusion may come up when the appearance of your nails after nail biting can appear consistent with som... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Leeson
General Practice 7 years experience
Yes: Lymph nodes are encapsulated so they can feel sore before the swelling gets big enough to notice
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Leeson
General Practice 7 years experience
Yeast?: More likely it’s a yeast infection or contact dermatitis reaction to your laundry detergent, soap, razors and shaving, or some other exposure. Go se... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Leeson
General Practice 7 years experience
Could be serious: Could be serious. Could be early signs of a miscarriage and should warrant a call to your obstetric provider. Could also be as a result of recent inte... Read More
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A 65-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Leeson
General Practice 7 years experience
Yes it’s safe: Yes it’s safe to restart as soon as you get the refill after missing it for two days. Sounds like you take a once a day long acting formulation so it ... Read More
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A 66-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Leeson
General Practice 7 years experience
Breathe: A pulmonary nodule in the right lower lobe and right apex says you have two collections of tissue in your lung that could be benign like a swollen gla... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Leeson
General Practice 7 years experience
Acting fine now?: Our kids are incredibly resilient and even a 1yo will tell you with their behavior if they aren’t feeling right. If you as the parent feel they are ba... Read More
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A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Leeson
General Practice 7 years experience
Time to seek help: 10 days of dizziness sounds miserable. Whether it’s episodic or constant, that’s a long time to suffer. While there are benign causes of dizziness li... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Leeson
General Practice 7 years experience
Do you mean look up?: By register your doctor, do you mean look them up? A regional certifying board of medicine, like a state board of medicine, is a great place to look.... Read More
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Leeson
General Practice 7 years experience
Could be many things: Could be many things: Maybe your shoes are too tight, maybe you have arch issues and you need an orthotic insole for your footwear, maybe you’re dehy... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Leeson
General Practice 7 years experience
Reevaluate : Sounds like the return to acitivity was too soon and the signs with activity and squats now suggest a re-evaluation with your rehabilitation team, whe... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Leeson
General Practice 7 years experience
Seek help: Left sided chest pain with hand pain can be a myocardial infarction (heart attack) even at the age of 27, especially if you have a family history of h... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Leeson
General Practice 7 years experience
Don’t worry: If you have a positive pregnancy test your gestational age is an approximation and it can also depend on if your ultrasound was trans-abdominal or if ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Leeson
General Practice 7 years experience
Yes: Stress management is important during these covid new normal times. Try a relaxation technique or grounding guided meditation before bed
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Leeson
General Practice 7 years experience
Many things: Could be many things. Stomach gastritis/food poisoning, among other things. The important question is are you tolerating the fever dizziness and vomit... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Leeson
General Practice 7 years experience
5 half lives : Technically speaking it’s 5 half-lives to metabolize our of your system ...but you shouldn’t feel any effects after 24 hours.
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Leeson
General Practice 7 years experience
Stretching?: Are you stretching as part of your warmup? The anterior hip flexors (the muscles the make your thigh come up when you high step) attach on the front o... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Thomas Leeson
General Practice 7 years experience
Get an X-ray : You might have gamekeepers thumb aka skiers thumb where the ulnar collateral ligament can get caught up in an avulsion fracture. If the pain is ongoin... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Leeson
General Practice 7 years experience
See a provider: It’s hard to tell based on the info provided, but certainly seeing a provider to examine the bumps would be helpful. A trial of diphenhydramine to se... Read More
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A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Leeson
General Practice 7 years experience
Can you move?: It sounds as though your environment is the problem and no medication will help you cope with these significant life stressors. Can you move to a dif... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Leeson
General Practice 7 years experience
Yes: Yes by definition heart palpitations can feel like a quivering in your chest.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Leeson
General Practice 7 years experience
Stone vs infection: It could still be a kidney stone but it could also be a pyelonephritis/kidney infection. Seek a provider evaluation with a urinalysis at minimum.
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Leeson
General Practice 7 years experience
It’s diclofenac: Veltex is diclofenac, appropriate for first line gout. Other meds like colchicine, allopurinol and indomethacin can be helpful too
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Leeson
General Practice 7 years experience
Probably yes...: Yes it’s safe for you if the cancer patient doesnt have any other active infections, like strep throat, chicken pox or shingles. And, Yes it’s safe f... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Leeson
General Practice 7 years experience
Could be many things: Abdominal pain around the umbilicus can be a sign of appendicitis too. Also could consider an enteritis or colitis as well. Seek a medical evaluation... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Leeson
General Practice 7 years experience
Tell the truth: Tell them what really happened. You’re not going to embarrass the healthcare team..,, we’ve heard a lot more embarrassing stuff. Be honest to get the ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Leeson
General Practice 7 years experience
Yes see your doctor: Yes see your doctor. Or an occupational hand therapist. This could be arthritic, carpal tunnel or another wrist issue
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A female asked:
Dr. Thomas Leeson
General Practice 7 years experience
Contamination: I suspect you’re talking about urine epithelial cells which are skin cell contaminants in a urine sample and why a clean wipe of the urethra is used ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Leeson
General Practice 7 years experience
No: Masturbation is a normal healthy bodily function and activity that does not cause cancer
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Leeson
General Practice 7 years experience
It will heal: The ear drum is constantly growing and it will heal the hole over time. Hang in there it’ll get better!
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Leeson
General Practice 7 years experience
Constipation: Constipation is technically 7-10+ days without a poop. If passing gas, then they aren’t obstructed. If your baby is colicky or otherwise distressed, t... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Leeson
General Practice 7 years experience
No: No... no generally accepted evidence that your mobile causes cancer.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Leeson
General Practice 7 years experience
Get it done: Go get it done. Better to catch it early than try to treat it after it gets worse.
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Leeson
General Practice 7 years experience
That’s a tall order: Sounds like a lot to ask of a dietary professional to accomplish in a single session, of course every provider is different but a dietician who gets t... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Leeson
General Practice 7 years experience
Treat the underlying: Treat the underlying cause. Usually metronidazole, tinidazole or clindamycin by prescription from your provider.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Leeson
General Practice 7 years experience
See your doctor : Based on your question, you should go back to see your doctor to be sure the fracture healed properly. Also it’s important to note if you followed the... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Leeson
General Practice 7 years experience
Don’t avoid NSAIDS: The whole avoid NSAIDS thing started with a tweet from France, the FDA is investigating it still and The WHO currently doesn’t recommend against NSAID... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Thomas Leeson
General Practice 7 years experience
Not likely: Don’t believe so; if it did, why are there so many cases in warm weather places like Iran and India?
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Leeson
General Practice 7 years experience
Morning after pill: It’s possible so a morning after pill would be best care
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Leeson
General Practice 7 years experience
Depends...: Many factors to consider including your tolerance of edibles in the past as well as how much was in the particular brownie. Sounds like you’re on the ... Read More
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Your answer was very helpful, thanks! Yes! She started acting normal maybe 30 mins to an hour after the fall
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine, ME
Graduated 2016MD

Residency

MAINE GENERAL MEDICAL CENTER
Completed 2010

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