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Dr. William B Kerns has the following 2 specialties
A pediatrician is a doctor who specializes in the regular care of children, as well as the diagnosis and treatment of illness in children. Young patients are often more complicated to treat because they are still growing and developing.
While pediatricians may sub-specialize in specific therapy areas like oncology, surgery, ophthalmology, and anesthesiology, in general, pediatricians provide services like vaccinations, health exams, and treatment of common ailments and injuries. In addition, pediatricians are trained to handle the complex emotional and behavioral issues faced by children, especially during puberty.
Pediatricians normally see their patients from birth until the age of 18, although some may agree to treat patients into their early 20s, if requested.
- Internal Medicine
An internist is a physician who focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that affect the adult population—both acute and chronic.
These doctors are often who adults see as their primary physicians because they treat a broad range of illnesses that do not require surgical or specialist interventions. They also work to help a patient maintain optimal health in order to prevent the onset of disease.
In addition to treating the common cold and flu, internists also treat chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease.
Dr. William B Kerns has the following 5 expertise
- Pediatric Diabetes
Dr. William B Kerns has 2 board certified specialties
Dr. William B Kerns is Board Certified in 2 specialties
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Quickly dismissed my previously treated spinal injuries despite abnormal diagnostic films (x-rays, MRI). Have been in pain for years from auto accident and motocross. I Suggested opioid pain meds which have been the only type to work which do not cause ulcerations of stomach and/or GI tract like all the NSAIDS (Motrin, naprosyn, -all anti-inflammatory drugs) and the worst drug of all, Tylenol(acetaminophen) which results in liver damage over the years even when taken either alone or in common combination formulations where the opioid is compounded into acetaminophen or APAP combination formulations such as Percocet or Vicodin present (opioid -oxycodone or hydrocodone with bad APAP or acetaminophen). Physicians are ignorant regarding pharmacology and don't like knowledgeable patients (especially Kerns)such as pharmacists or chemists in pain. It is a shame we who suffer cannot talk openly and candidly about these meds, without being labeled as a "drug seeker". This has been such a frustrating ordeal with my treatment. Kevorkian was a godsend and ahead of his colleagues by decades. When the pain day in an day out triggers plans to end one's life, one is being mistreated or under-treated by their pain physician/prescriber and are not given or treated with the correct med and/or dose. Morphine type drugs have been around centuries and have a proven success record. Many more die from NSAIDS and APAP side effects/toxicity every day than the small amount or no opioid at all present in many prescription medications. Sure there will be some who abuse or seek the meds for psychological reasons, but they will eventually tell on themselves and get into trouble. Don't exclude the general populous from proper treatment from this minority group. It is wrong, non-compassionate and inhumane and physicians should lose their license and/or jailed for not treating real suffering individuals and the DEA responsible for threatening or putting fear into physicians minds and affecting their prescribing practices for suffering individuals should be jailed. Unfortunately, the best thing for these opioid paranoid physicians and "Rx police" (DEA) is for themselves or their loved-ones (i.e. children) to experience a condition indicative for opioid treatment and be forced to do without. Lets see how they act then. Get to work "GOD" on these inhumane and ignorant instigators promoting human suffering. If the chronic pain patient experiences "euphoria" or gets a little "buzz" with their bout of fighting pain, so what or "big f'in deal" man. It is a sick individual who choses a treatment modality who'd rather see and promote one to suffer rather than giving them a narcotic if it has helped them in past!
34 Years Experience
University Of Maryland School Of Medicine
Graduated in 1984
West Virginia University Hospital
Dr. William B Kerns accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna HMO
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna Select
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
- Anthem KeyCare PPO
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- CareFirst BlueChoice Advantage
- CareFirst BluePreferred PPO
- CareFirst Maryland POS
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
Coventry Health Care
- Coventry DE PPO
- Coventry HealthAmerica PPO
- First Health PPO
- Highmark Community Blue PPO
- Humana Choice POS
- Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
- Multiplan PPO
- PHCS PPO
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Optimum Choice Preferred POS
- UHC Options PPO
Locations & DirectionsSmithsburg Family Medical Center, 22911 Jefferson Blvd, Smithsburg, MD
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