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Dr. William Wilson

Family Medicine
Beverly, MA
49 years experience male

About

Bio

I am a Family Physician with over 40 years of clinical experience in multiple settings. I have seen just about everything in my long career so my experience is very useful when it comes to diagnosis and managing patients. I have also introduced a new disease model to the medical profession based on the idea that highly processed food is neurotoxic. Over time time this can trigger a form of food-induced brain dysfunction called Carbohydrate Associated Reversible Brain syndrome or CARB syndrome. The symptoms of CARB syndrome overlap with many traditional disorders, creating a great deal of diagnostic and therapeutic confusion. I blog about CARB syndrome at: http://carbsyndrome.com/

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Family Medicine

Licenses

United States: Massachusetts

Languages spoken

English

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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Wilson
Family Medicine 49 years experience
This type of temporary thumb spasm can be due to stress or fatigue. When it quickly resolves, it is unlikely due to a serious problem. If the spasms w... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Wilson
Family Medicine 49 years experience
Arm problem: The cast might be a bit too tight so you need to have it checked to see if needs to be trimmed.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Wilson
Family Medicine 49 years experience
Sinus congestion: Your symptoms are not typical for COVID-19, but it still is a remote possibility. You more likely have acute/chronic sinusitis and possible allergies.... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Wilson
Family Medicine 49 years experience
COVID-19: It is very unlikely that you could get COVID-19 in this type of situation.
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Wilson
Family Medicine 49 years experience
Fever: Fever and sweating could be signs of COVID-19, so you should be tested. There are many other medical problems that can cause these symptoms, so even i... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Wilson
Family Medicine 49 years experience
COVID-19: We don't have a cure for COVID-10. It tends to run it's course, but some people can become quite ill. There are no FDA approved drugs to treat this il... Read More
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A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Wilson
Family Medicine 49 years experience
COVID-19: COVID-19 is a viral illness similar to influenza, except we don't yet have a vaccine. The virus will continue to pass through the population until we ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Wilson
Family Medicine 49 years experience
Ejaculation: I would try Viagra or similar medications. If that doesn't do it, you need an evaluation by an urologist.
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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Wilson
Family Medicine 49 years experience
Interrupted visit: I would contact the medical office of the physician and try to re-establish contact or reschedule the visit. You might consider tracking down the reas... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Wilson
Family Medicine 49 years experience
Low energy and moods: I would first rule out a physical cause for your symptoms by going through a complete workup with your physician. If there is no physical cause, brain... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Wilson
Family Medicine 49 years experience
Dysuria: You need to have another urine specimen analysed to see if there could be a possible infection. Recurrent UTIs suggest that a complete urological work... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Wilson
Family Medicine 49 years experience
Knee pain: You do need a more complete workup. An knee MRI scan might be helpful.
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Wilson
Family Medicine 49 years experience
Diabetes: The possible damage depends on many factors. Type 1 diabetes causes problems at a younger age than type 2 diabetes. It also depends on the severity of... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Wilson
Family Medicine 49 years experience
STENT recoil: Stent recoil is when you use a balloon to dilate a blocked artery, and then a stent is placed to keep the artery open. Stent recoil is when the artery... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Wilson
Family Medicine 49 years experience
Panic attacks: Start with a general evaluation by your PCP to rule out specific causes of your symptoms such as an overactive thyroid gland. Make sure you aren't abu... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Wilson
Family Medicine 49 years experience
Alcohol and liver: With you history some degree of cirrhosis is likely, but it probably is not severe based on your lab test. I recommend obtaining a liver ultrasound, t... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Wilson
Family Medicine 49 years experience
COVI-19: You should wear a mask and try to stay at least six feet apart. There is some evidence that a combination of vitamin C and N-acetylcysteine (NAC) migh... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Wilson
Family Medicine 49 years experience
Pale skin: I don't think this is anything to worry about. If you have persistent paleness, checking a CBC would be reasonable.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Wilson
Family Medicine 49 years experience
6 month pregnancy: I believe that any ethical ObGyn will accept you at any point in your pregnancy, but the earlier the better.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Wilson
Family Medicine 49 years experience
Head trauma: With these symptoms I would bring your child to the local ER. Regular x-rays only show fractured bones and the most serious head trauma involved bleed... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Wilson
Family Medicine 49 years experience
Hip pain: At your age there are many possible causes. Some are relatively benign and some are more serious. You should have a hip exam by a healthcare provider ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Wilson
Family Medicine 49 years experience
Breast canc er: There isn't any strong association between any dietary factors and breast cancer. Once you have breast cancer, eating a healthy, whole foods diet with... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Wilson
Family Medicine 49 years experience
Bleeding time is usually not related to body size.
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Wilson
Family Medicine 49 years experience
Bags under eyes: This is fairly normal of a 59 year-old female. It is a sign of skin aging. There are many creams and oil based produces promoted to reduce these wrink... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Wilson
Family Medicine 49 years experience
Dry eyes: I recommend omega 3 supplements, 4-6 capsules daily. When you eat fish, stick to the small oily fish like sardines because they are higher in omega 3 ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Wilson
Family Medicine 49 years experience
Confusion: A concussion is a closed head injury where the brain bounces against the bony skull when the head is struck by any type of blow. This results in a bra... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Wilson
Family Medicine 49 years experience
Loss of smell: Migraine headaches usually cause an increased sense of smell. Zinc deficiency can alter smell so you might consider taking oral zinc. You should also ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Wilson
Family Medicine 49 years experience
Spirulina: There are no known interactions between spirulina and the drugs you take. I recommend considering taking L-theanine 100 mg twice daily for the anxiety... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Wilson
Family Medicine 49 years experience
Bunion: It depends on your insurance program. I would not seek medical attention for a bunion unless it is causing symptoms. Many podiatrists and orthopedic s... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Wilson
Family Medicine 49 years experience
Dizziness: You are describing vertigo, which is usually a benign condition that goes away without treatment. If it persists, medications like Antivert can be hel... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Wilson
Family Medicine 49 years experience
Heartbeat: In my experience this is usually associated with mild hypertension and increased cardiac stroke volume. Monitor your own BP at home and if it is even ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Wilson
Family Medicine 49 years experience
Possible miscarriage: Your bleeding seems a bit too early for a miscarriage. I would get a pregnancy test. If you symptoms persist, you will need a pelvic exam and possible... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Wilson
Family Medicine 49 years experience
Gum bleeding: I assume your dentist found no evidence of major gum disease. A lack of vitamin C is a common cause of bleeding gums. I recommend take 500-1,000 mg of... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Wilson
Family Medicine 49 years experience
Sleep apnea: Snoring and sleep apnea usually improve after a nasal septoplasty. I had one many years ago. Snoring can be associated with swelling of the nasal memb... Read More
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A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Wilson
Family Medicine 49 years experience
Chest pain: Although it could be reflux, someone of your age needs a cardiac workup to rule out heart problems. This might include an EKG, a treadmill stress test... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Wilson
Family Medicine 49 years experience
Cognitive enhancemen: I do believe that there are many life style changes and supplements that can enhance brain function. For example, high homocysteine is very harmful to... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Wilson
Family Medicine 49 years experience
Sore throat: Step tonsillitis and mononucleosis are the two most common causes of your symptoms. These can be ruled out with tests performed by your physician.;
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Wilson
Family Medicine 49 years experience
Pregnancy: They are likely Braxton Hicks contractions but the only way to tell for sure is to have your health care provider check your cervix for flattening and... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Wilson
Family Medicine 49 years experience
Neuropathy: There can be many causes of this type of neuropathic pain. Some are serious and others are benign. I think a neurologist could help sort this out.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Wilson
Family Medicine 49 years experience
It is not unusual to have mood swings prior prior to and during your period. These mood swings can vary in intensity. I believe the safest way to trea... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Wilson
Family Medicine 49 years experience
Ankle injury: It sounds like a bruise that will respond to ice pack and OTC meds like =Tylenol or ibuprofen. If it does become painful when walking, you will need a... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Wilson
Family Medicine 49 years experience
Canker sores: A prescription mouth wash containing the steroid dexamethasone can be very effective if they don't clear up with time. There are also solution that nu... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Wilson
Family Medicine 49 years experience
Cramps: It could indicate an impending miscarriage, but if this is the case there isn't much you can do to prevent it. More severe pain could indicate an ecto... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Wilson
Family Medicine 49 years experience
Back pain: This could be localised muscle spasm or fibrosis that responds to heat and message. A less common cause would be a pneumothorax where one of your lung... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Wilson
Family Medicine 49 years experience
Protected sex: Most protected sex measures like condoms are not 100% effective, so I would check a pregnancy test. If you are not pregnant, your period should come a... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Wilson
Family Medicine 49 years experience
OCD: In my opinion it is always best to stick with a very low dose of an SSRI drug like citalopram. I would use 5-10 mg and then add 5-htp 150 mg at bedtim... Read More
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A 66-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Wilson
Family Medicine 49 years experience
Finger Infection: For this type of infection you need to have the wound cultured to determine they type of bacteria involved. Oral antibiotics are the way to go, guided... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Wilson
Family Medicine 49 years experience
Strattera: Do not adjust the dose of this medication without consulting the prescribing physician. This drug enhances dopamine/norepinephrine in the brain and th... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Wilson
Family Medicine 49 years experience
Depression : I do not recommend using SSRI type medications for depression in patients who are pregnant. Another option is using 5-htp 150 mg daily. This will incr... Read More
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Thanks Dr. Wilson, Your answer confirms my thoughts about this.
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, United States
Graduated 1974MD

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Commonwealth of massachusetts
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