Emergency Physician1625 Oregon Pike Lancaster PA, 17601
Dr. Ken Hurst practices Urgent Care and Family Medicine in Lancaster, PA. He assesses patients seeking immediate medical attention at the Patient First Center on Oregon Pike, which is open from 8 AM to 10 PM every day of the year. Urgent Care Physicians are trained to efficiently work with each patient and situation no matter how acute or life-threatening. Dr. Hurst examines patients, determines needful tests using on-site lab & X-ray, diagnoses conditions, and decides the best treatment. He integrates allopathic medicine with nutritional and naturopathic methods, including herbal and complementary approaches to help patients resolve their issues and prevent or reverse chronic disease consequences. Dr. Hurst teaches and inspires healthy living around the world.
Education and Training
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine MD 1974
American Board of Family Medicine
Ken Hurst's Expert Contributions
Just wrote and published another Health Tip on my Facebook page, “Your HealthStyles for Life by Ken Hurst, MD.” It’s called “Sleep, Sweet Sleep,” and I think it’ll help your insomnia problem. I may write another one sometime more specifically on insomnia, but this covers a lot, and hopefully you’ll find your answer. Ken Hurst, MD READ MORE
Temporary pain should be a warning sign you are blowing too hard, pushing air into the sinuses. I tell patients everyday to stop blowing their noses because doing so creates such pressure in the oropharyngeal cavity that mucus and germs can be pushed backwards into the sinuses and up the Eustachian tubes into the ears. Children and adults alike often give themselves sinus and ear infections repeatedly by nose blowing. Instead, sniff briskly to pull loose mucus downward into the throat to be expelled with a throat-clearing cough -- but do it in private, as this makes unpleasant noises that are unacceptable in public. READ MORE
The short answer is "Yes, it could be, so have her properly evaluated." While there is quite a wide range of normal developmental behavior, and milestones are not set at fixed intervals like hurdles on a race track, they can serve as useful reminders to observant parents. Just get a professional opinion on your daughter's different rate of motor development from her brother's. Probably it's nothing, and she may be farther ahead than he was at her age in other areas of maturation. Remember that Einstein didn't begin talking till age 3, and was slow at math in his formative years. You may have a future Olympic athlete just taking her time getting started. READ MORE
Slight fever and possibly also aching symptoms some folks get after any vaccination, not only the flu shot, is an indication that your immune system is mobilizing a response and generating antibodies, which is the purpose of the vaccine in the first place. This is NOT undesirable, but a natural consequence of an immune system being challenged. This can mimic an infection, as the exact same response is triggered by infections, and is the reason some people claim they get the flu from a flu shot -- WRONG! The symptoms are similar, though much milder, and there is no infection possible from the flu shot. READ MORE
Areas of expertise and specialization
Faculty Titles & Positions
- Associate Director, Fam. Prac. Residency Lancaster General Hospital 1990 - 1996
- Christian Medical and Dental Associations
- Lancaster County Medical Society
Charities and Philanthropic Endeavors
- Worship Center, Family Research Council, Heritage Foundation, etc.
- North Museum Science & Engineering Fair
- International Children's Health Study
- Project HELP, Pierre Payen, Haiti
Areas of researchYour CARING Team, Networking for Community HealthTower Garden Locavore Movement
Ken Hurst's Practice location
- Alternative Treatments for Head Lice
In case your child spends a night at a friend's house and later claims that the place had a lot of lice then you should know it is not a big deal. Though lice are spread from one person to another, they do not come with diseases and your child is just okay. In case you do not want to use clinical...
- Recognizing Dehydration Symptoms
Dehydration happens when your body loses fluids more than the amount that you have taken in, especially water. You can develop dehydration by sweating a lot, by urinating too much, or it can also occur due to an inadequate absorption of water to your body due to certain illnesses. All of these...
- Are There Natural Ways to Boost the Immune System?
Herbs in small doses are proper medicines. Our ancient ancestors, knowing of the powers of herbs, collected them in a particular accordance with motions of the Moon and Sun.Today, scientists have learned almost everything about all the possible influences of herbs on our body and are aware of...
- What are the Risks of Dehydration?
Children and senior citizens are more prone to dehydration, although, the problem may affect individuals in any age group. It is growing concern among health care providers as people are unaware of the complications that may arise out of dehydration or they refuse to take the implications seriously....
- What is an Exercise-Induced Migraine?
What is an Exercise-Induced Migraine?Exercises have been recommended by many doctors and lifestyle therapists as a healthy way of living. Unfortunately these exercises can have side effects such as migraines.Compromising on fitness is not often a preferred option but oft one chosen due to health...
- What Does Triamcinolone Treat?
Triamcinolone topical is used for the treatment of various skin conditions and their symptoms, such as redness, inflammation, itching, and other discomforts. This topical medication is also a corticosteroid and only available through prescription. Other available forms of triamcinolone are:...
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