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Mrs. Shelley Lynne Williams, M.D.

Family Practitioner

Dr. Shelley Williams is a family practitioner practicing in Silver Spring, MD. Dr. Williams specializes in comprehensive health care for people of all ages. In addition to diagnosing and treating illnesses, family practitioners also put focus on preventative care with routine checkups, tests and personalized coaching on how to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Dr. Williams possesses immense general knowledge on maintaining health and today, family practitioners provide more care for the underserved and rural populations than any other medical specialty.
29 years Experience
Mrs. Shelley Lynne Williams, M.D.
  • Silver Spring, MD
  • Meharry Med Coll Sch of Med, Nashville Tn
  • Accepting new patients

Can antibiotics cause mouth ulcers?

Viruses do not respond to antibiotics, only bacteria. If the ulcer is a virus (cold sore), an antibiotic will not help.

Should I be concerned about my mother's blood pressure?

That IS an elevated blood pressure. Many things can elevate blood pressure. Lack of sleep, anxiousness, decongestants. It important to rule these out prior to starting a lowerin READ MORE
That IS an elevated blood pressure. Many things can elevate blood pressure. Lack of sleep, anxiousness, decongestants. It important to rule these out prior to starting a lowerin agent. If there have been more than one elevation, medication may be needed. Additional work up to find the cause, may also be required.

What should I take incase of a common cold and flu?

Certain otc Meds that boost the immune system, are good for prevention. There are prescriptions to shorten the course of a virus, but they have to be taken on the first or second READ MORE
Certain otc Meds that boost the immune system, are good for prevention. There are prescriptions to shorten the course of a virus, but they have to be taken on the first or second day of symptoms. Usually, most people take Meds according to the symptoms that they have.

Is shivering with a high fever normal?

When the body has an elevated temperature, it’s not uncommon to shiver. This rapid shaking is the body’s attempt to cool itself down.

What could be the reason for my stomach bloating?

There are may causes. On the right side there is the liver, appendix, and gallbladder. Irritation, infection, or blockage in any of these can cause pain. You should seek immediate READ MORE
There are may causes. On the right side there is the liver, appendix, and gallbladder. Irritation, infection, or blockage in any of these can cause pain. You should seek immediate help to rule out any of these problems.

How can diabetic neuropathy be treated?

Initially, it’s best to get his glucose lowered. A continuously elevated glucose “spills” into the nerves, causing the symptoms. Avai prescription Meds are Lyrica, and gabapentin READ MORE
Initially, it’s best to get his glucose lowered. A continuously elevated glucose “spills” into the nerves, causing the symptoms. Avai prescription Meds are Lyrica, and gabapentin

What causes cold sores in a person?

A cold sore is actually a virus. It’s in the Herpes family. It’s usually Type 1 herpes, which is not the sexually transmitted type, 2. Stressful situations can trigger a flare. READ MORE
A cold sore is actually a virus. It’s in the Herpes family. It’s usually Type 1 herpes, which is not the sexually transmitted type, 2. Stressful situations can trigger a flare. Lack of sleep, poor eating habits, and emotional stress, are common triggers

Can diabetes be managed without insulin?

Many times, insulin is not the first medication given for diabetes. The hemoglobin a1c is a blood test to assess the best treatment. If diet and exercise are not successful, Metformin READ MORE
Many times, insulin is not the first medication given for diabetes. The hemoglobin a1c is a blood test to assess the best treatment. If diet and exercise are not successful, Metformin (pill) is first line treatment. Medications change according to how well diabetes is/is not, controlled

Can adult diapers cause UTIs?

The possible cause is not the diaper, but how long it stays on. A wet diaper can cause yeast infections, as well as bacterial overgrowth. As long as the diaper is changed regularly, READ MORE
The possible cause is not the diaper, but how long it stays on. A wet diaper can cause yeast infections, as well as bacterial overgrowth. As long as the diaper is changed regularly, UTI’s should not be an issue.

Is there a cure for asthma?

There may be certain triggers for your asthma flares. Identifying them and trying to avoid them may help. It could be anything from certain animals, certain scents (perfumes/colognes,), READ MORE
There may be certain triggers for your asthma flares. Identifying them and trying to avoid them may help. It could be anything from certain animals, certain scents (perfumes/colognes,), or plants/flowers.