Dr. Travis Birkhead

General Practice
MO
4 years experience

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General Practice

Internal Medicine

Licenses

United States: Missouri

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

11 Answers
5 Agrees
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Travis Birkhead
General Practice 4 years experience
Nebivolol is a great beta-blocker with some intrinsic nitric oxide activity, but is not a first-line medication for high blood pressure. Options for f... Read More
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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Travis Birkhead
General Practice 4 years experience
I agree with Dr Le and Calentino, but will emphasize: Anemia with abdominal pain is suspicious for bleeding peptic ulcers. Talk to your doctor about: ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Travis Birkhead
General Practice 4 years experience
Elevated Anti-TPO indicates a likely autoimmune thyroiditis. Symptoms of high and low thyroid levels can ensue back to back. A full detail of symptoms... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Travis Birkhead
General Practice 4 years experience
Constipation may have minimal benefit from increasing fluids, but this is almost never the cause of constipation. In general, drinking water whenever ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Travis Birkhead
General Practice 4 years experience
In general, the earlier a contraceptive is started, the better result on slowing, reducing, or preventing heavy menstruation. This is usually true fo... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Travis Birkhead
General Practice 4 years experience
There are a few methods for estimating due date. 1). Using the date of last menstrual period (start date) subtract 3-months, then add 1-year. 2). Est... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Travis Birkhead
General Practice 4 years experience
Black coffee will allow you to remain in ketosis during intermittent fasting, and may provide you with extra energy and alertness. If you don’t usuall... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Travis Birkhead
General Practice 4 years experience
A smoothie will not make ibuprofen less safe. Common problems arising from ibuprofen use include gastric (stomach) ulcers and kidney damage. If you ha... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Travis Birkhead
General Practice 4 years experience
Where is it located on your forearm? If it is near your elbow then it is likely what is called an epitrochlear lymph node. These nodes often enlarge i... Read More
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A 75-year-old female asked:
Dr. Travis Birkhead
General Practice 4 years experience
With Gastritis, it’s very important to avoid NSAID medications (such as ibuprofen, naproxen, aspirin, meloxicam, etc). Tylenol is likely safe. Caffein... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Travis Birkhead
General Practice 4 years experience
Apologize for repeat answer: limited on characters and posted in the wrong place. I have no judgment towards you for your choice to use meth, but I mu... Read More
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Testimonials
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5
Thank you notes
HealthTap member
thank you. I'm only 140 lbs, and I don't think I have sleep apnea.
HealthTap member
Very insightful! Much obliged doc!
HealthTap member
Thank you much!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine, MO
Graduated 2019MD
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