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Dr. Jonathan D. Edwards, M.D.

Family Practitioner

Dr. Jonathan Edwards is a family practitioner practicing in Athens, TX. Dr. Edwards specializes in comprehensive health care for people of all ages. In addition to diagnosing and treating illnesses, family practice physicials focus on preventative care with routine checkups, tests and personalized coaching on how to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Dr. Edwards possesses immense general knowledge on maintaining health and today, family practitioners provide more care for the under-served and rural populations than any other medical specialty.
29 years Experience
Dr. Jonathan D. Edwards, M.D.
  • Athens, TX
  • Tx A & M Univ Coll Of Med- College Station Tx
  • Accepting new patients

When to go in?

Yes, you have several issues that indicate you will likely need further workup and prescription treatment.

Why do I have a fever after my flu shot?

Immunizations depend on the body's immune system to respond. Part of this response can be local warmth or redness, mild malaise, or even low-grade fevers. OTC medication usually READ MORE
Immunizations depend on the body's immune system to respond. Part of this response can be local warmth or redness, mild malaise, or even low-grade fevers. OTC medication usually helps with the symptoms, and they are usually transient. If they last more than 24-48 hours or get progressively worse, get checked out.

Can asthma go away?

It's certainly possible for asthma to resolve, but if the time course was short, this may have been something (such as a mild bronchitis) that could mimic asthma.

Diabetes affecting my baby

Most likely not. There are some routine precautions taken before and after birth when the mother is diabetic, but good glycemic control during pregnancy is the most important preventive READ MORE
Most likely not. There are some routine precautions taken before and after birth when the mother is diabetic, but good glycemic control during pregnancy is the most important preventive factor.

Is my vitamin b12 deficiency from my change in diet?

Without knowing your Vitamin B12 level before your dietary change there is not a way to be sure. However, you have reduced B12-rich foods in your diet including red meat and dairy. READ MORE
Without knowing your Vitamin B12 level before your dietary change there is
not a way to be sure. However, you have reduced B12-rich foods in your diet
including red meat and dairy. Other foods you could consider are fish such
as mackerel and salmon, and shellfish. Many foods such as breakfast cereals
are B12-fortified, so look for that on the label as well.

Shortness of breath

Depending on the circumstances, your symptom could reflect numerous different problems ranging from mild anxiety to serious heart or lung issues. The presence of wheezing, palpitations, READ MORE
Depending on the circumstances, your symptom could reflect numerous different problems ranging from mild anxiety to serious heart or lung issues. The presence of wheezing, palpitations, dizziness, or other symptoms could provide more information, but a checkup focusing on this issue would be advisable.

Why does hay fever severity fluctuate

The most likely explanation is a fluctuation in the types and levels of seasonal allergens you are exposed to from year to year. Environmental changes such as temperature and humidity READ MORE
The most likely explanation is a fluctuation in the types and levels of seasonal allergens you are exposed to from year to year. Environmental changes such as temperature and humidity fluctuations can change what plants and other allergens are most prevalent during any given season.

My hands swell

Some things that come to mind are tight exercise clothing, unusual allergic response (hives) to substances released in your body during exercise, or some sort of issue with blood READ MORE
Some things that come to mind are tight exercise clothing, unusual allergic response (hives) to substances released in your body during exercise, or some sort of issue with blood vessels supplying your arms. It would be a good idea to get it checked out.

Is protein powder safe for a protein deficiency?

Protein powders from reputable sources are typically safe, but should be used in moderation in combination with a healthy diet. Relying only on protein supplements as a source READ MORE
Protein powders from reputable sources are typically safe, but should be used in moderation in combination with a healthy diet. Relying only on protein supplements as a source can lead to significant health issues.