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Dr. Kent D. Miller

Internist

Dr. Kent D. Miller is a top Internist in Waterloo, . With a passion for the field and an unwavering commitment to their specialty, Dr. Kent D. Miller is an expert in changing the lives of their patients for the better. Through their designated cause and expertise in the field, Dr. Kent D. Miller is a prime example of a true leader in healthcare. As a leader and expert in their field, Dr. Kent D. Miller is passionate about enhancing patient quality of life. They embody the values of communication, safety, and trust when dealing directly with patients. In Waterloo, Iowa, Dr. Kent D. Miller is a true asset to their field and dedicated to the profession of medicine.
Dr. Kent D. Miller
  • Waterloo, IA
  • Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Accepting new patients

Can you suggest a diet for IBD?

This is an area of controversy in medicine. I am not aware of any universally accepted foods that are OK.

Could you recommend a diet for reducing triglycerades?

Go on a high protein low refined carbohydrate diet.

Multiple bouts of mononucleosis

The best advice would be a diet without refined foods, preservatives , and chemicals. Walking for 30-60 minutes daily on grounder in the water. Swimming or bicycicling might be READ MORE
The best advice would be a diet without refined foods, preservatives , and chemicals. Walking for 30-60 minutes daily on grounder in the water. Swimming or bicycicling might be ok as well. Get all vaccinations up to date.

Are there any medicines to prevent UTI?

Sometimes Cranberry concentrate capsules or high dose vitamin C can bee helpful but that is an anecdotal only.

Weak from a stroke

Have you had or finished occupational therapy.

Horrendous painful arms!

You need an examination and some testing.

My husband has gone to LSU Research and nothing is being done.

You should return to LSU or get a consult at a Major Center like Emory, Mayo Clinic, Cleveland Clinic, etc.

Is there a natural way to treat a sinus infection?

Saline lavages are sometimes helpful. They sometimes don't work.

What is the treatment for fluid accumulation around one side of the lung?

Usually fluid on just one side of the lungs is much less likely to be successfully treated with medication alone. Drainage of some or all of the fluid by pleurocentesis, gives READ MORE
Usually fluid on just one side of the lungs is much less likely to be successfully treated with medication alone. Drainage of some or all of the fluid by pleurocentesis, gives a good way to help evaluate the cause and determine the best treatment plan.

Why do my eyes turn red when I have a cold?

This is most likely an inflammatory response to a viral infection.

What are the safe medicines that I can have for abdominal cramping?

There are several conditions that could cause this. I can't safely state one cure without an exam and much more information, as well as some tests.

What can be done to help relieve the symptoms of gerd?

Lose weight, Wear loose clothing, Avoid caffeine,alcohol and tobacco products. Don't eat or drink near bedtime. Daily omeprazole might be helpful, but check with your own doctor. READ MORE
Lose weight, Wear loose clothing, Avoid caffeine,alcohol and tobacco products. Don't eat or drink near bedtime.

Daily omeprazole might be helpful, but check with your own doctor. Also some medications make GERD worse. Meds for overactive bladder, some BP meds, and anti-inflammatory medications for example.

Is there a best time of year to get the flu shot?

Currently the Center for disease control says as soon as the vaccine is available.

Why is my mother refusing to eat?

Many things cause anorexia. Depression is a common cause but other conditions must be ruled out.

What can be done for my mother's high blood pressure?

It depends on the cause of her high BP. The treatment may require medication and some medication and dosage manipulation.

How do blood thinners work?

The risks are bleeding that is not expected caused too much anticoagulant.

Can you really get the flu from the flu shot?

Flu vaccine DOES NOT have live virus in it. It can't cause an infection .

How do probiotics help the body?

Probiotics are a hot issue in the news. The concept makes sense, but the debate is how effective they are in reaching the intestines for key results. If they do what is hoped for, READ MORE
Probiotics are a hot issue in the news. The concept makes sense, but the debate is how effective they are in reaching the intestines for key results. If they do what is hoped for, they should be beneficial.

My health problems have made me very anxious. What can I do?

Perhaps Yoga or meditation could be helpful.

Will eating eggs every day make me sick?

Most likely it is not a problem. Even The American Heart Associaton has now said eggs are a good food if one is not allergic to eggs.