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Christina Turner

Family Practitioner

Christina Turner is a family practitioner practicing in Castle Rock, CO. Christina 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. Christina 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.
2 years Experience
Christina Turner
  • Castle Rock, CO
  • Keiser University
  • Accepting new patients

My wound is not healing. What could be wrong?

The most likely reason is possible infection. Is it red? Swollen? Painful? Malodorous? Is it draining? If you responded yes to any of those I would recommend seeing a provider READ MORE
The most likely reason is possible infection. Is it red? Swollen? Painful? Malodorous? Is it draining? If you responded yes to any of those I would recommend seeing a provider for further evaluation and possible need for antibiotics. If it is healing, but slow to heal, I would question circulation and/or overall healing problems. For this, I would also recommend seeing a provider for further evaluation of possible peripheral vascular disease, diabetes, etc.

Should I be worried about slight deviations in my heart rate?

It may be something to be concerned about, but difficult to definitively say. Sometimes it can be as simple as a PVC (premature ventricular contraction), which many times is benign. READ MORE
It may be something to be concerned about, but difficult to definitively say. Sometimes it can be as simple as a PVC (premature ventricular contraction), which many times is benign. However, if your heart rate is escalating to a very rapid rate, this could be more alarming (i.e., supraventricular tachycardia). If you are concerned, an ECG can help to diagnose. Keep in mind that the ECG will only read your current heart rhythm and may not catch the episode if you are not experiencing the irregularity during the test.