Dr. Robert Ashley

Dear Doctor: I have Zenker’s diverticulum that, after 10 years, seems to be very large, judging by the volume it holds. At virtually every meal, ...

By Ask the Doctors • October 2, 2018

Dear Doctor: I’m a 77-year-old woman – and I’m a hoarder. Well, maybe I’m a hoarder. Maybe I’m just lazy or a procrastinator. Regardless, how ...

By Ask the Doctors • September 28, 2018

Dear Doctor: I’m 75 years old and have bruising on my hands, seemingly when anything touches them. I do not take blood thinners or aspirin. ...

By Ask the Doctors • September 26, 2018

Dear Doctor: A new study said that prolonged antibiotic use is tied to colon polyps. But “prolonged” meant “two weeks or more.” I had a ...

By Ask the Doctors • September 24, 2018

Dear Doctor: I’ve heard that a product called paractin, a plant extract, promotes a healthy inflammatory response. Is this true? How does that work? ...

By Ask the Doctors • September 20, 2018

Dear Doctor: What are the benefits and risks of taking kava? That’s a good question with ...

By Ask the Doctors • September 18, 2018

Dear Doctor: Does zinc help with colds? First, let’s look at zinc’s impact in general. Zinc ...

By Ask the Doctors • September 14, 2018

Dear Doctor: Because of the potential risks of proton pump inhibitors, should I have an H. pylori breath or stool test  to make sure I have ...

By Ask the Doctors • September 12, 2018

Dear Doctor: I am 60-year-old female who suffers from darkening of my face. A doctor did a biopsy and it was determined that I suffer ...

By Ask the Doctors • September 10, 2018

Dear Doctor: I was recently diagnosed with wet macular degeneration and am now receiving periodic injections for the disease. My question is: What causes it? ...

By Ask the Doctors • September 6, 2018