Patient Medical Assistant

 For Common Out-Patient Primary Care Problems 

Copyright © 2004, Michael S. Cole, M.D.

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Your use of these pages implies that you agree to accept full responsibility should any adverse outcome occur as a result of following the information provided.

The science of medicine is constantly changing. At the time of creation of each of these patient aids the information provided was considered acceptable medical practice for children and adults in generally good health, though not all treatment options are presented. Over time, new discoveries in medicine will undoubtedly make some information and recommendations obsolete. Attempts will be made to make ongoing changes to the pages to keep them up-to-date.

These Web pages are provided as a free service to the Fort Smith metropolitan area, as well as the Internet community. Efforts have been made to keep the information as simple as possible, which thereby prevents adequately thorough coverage for some medical problems. Since it is impossible to foresee every possible situation, it is not possible to cover every health care need. The recommendations found here must be weighed against your specific situation. Since some information is not complete, this Web site must not be used as a substitute for a consultation or visit with your physician.

Neither Michael S. Cole, M.D.; Sparks Regional Medical Center; Sparks Medical Foundation; nor any other organization or individual makes any warranty as to the completeness, reliabilty, or accuracy of the information provided here. The author of these Web pages is not responsible for the consequences of following the advice given in this website.

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Michael S. Cole, M.D., graduated from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine in 1980. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians and a Diplomate of the American Board of Family Medicine. Licensed to practice medicine in Arkansas since 1980, he is on the staff of Sparks Health System.
Dr. Cole may be contacted at
8600 S. 36th Terrace
Fort Smith, Arkansas  72908  USA
PHONE  (479) 709-7465

If you have a suggestion for an addition, improvement, or correction, you may e-mail us. Please contact your personal physician for specific questions about your health as we will not answer such inquiries over the Internet.

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Online since 14 October 1996.
This Web site was last updated on 6 March 2014 by Michael S. Cole, M.D.

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