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Dr. Kathleen Cullen

Internal Medicine
Seminole, FL
10 years experience female

Locations

Office

Seminole, FL

Address

10575 68 th ave n, Suite A 1, Seminole, FL
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 8:00am - 8:00pm
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Insurances accepted

Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Florida

Aetna Life Insurance Company

CIGNA Health Care

Humana Insurance Company

UnitedHealthcare

About

Bio

I am a board certified Physician of Internal Medicine and a graduate of Brown University School of Medicine. I have been in clinical practice in the Saint Petersburg FL area for 16 years. I am also a certified wellness coach and group exercise instructor and promote preventive medicine. "So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God." 1 Corinthians 10:31

Specialties
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Internal Medicine

Licenses

United States: Alabama, Florida, Kansas

Doctor Q&A

59 Answers
65 Agrees
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kathleen Cullen
Internal Medicine 10 years experience
Hypotension: Sepsis is a systemic illness which is caused by a bacterial infection, characterized by infection, fever, hypothermia, hypotension, and end-organ comp... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kathleen Cullen
Internal Medicine 10 years experience
No: Colon polyps should not hurt. That is why it is important for patients over 50 and especially if there is a family history to get a colonoscopy to scr... Read More
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kathleen Cullen
Internal Medicine 10 years experience
Yes: Clinically IBS includes loose stools usually after meals and in am alternating with constipation. Weight loss, rectal bleeding, onset after age 50, f... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kathleen Cullen
Internal Medicine 10 years experience
Yes: Antibiotics are usually effective against COPD usually in conjunction with steroids, and nebulizer treatments. Because it is a chronic conduction, us... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kathleen Cullen
Internal Medicine 10 years experience
Yes: For example donors can donate one kidney to a recipient and still function normally.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kathleen Cullen
Internal Medicine 10 years experience
Before pregnancy: I always recommend taking a good prenatal vitamin containing iron and calcium at least 3 months prior to contemplating pregnancy. Of course life does... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kathleen Cullen
Internal Medicine 10 years experience
Yes: Typically exercise is a great cardio/pulmonary workout and is beneficial for chronic medical conditions such as asthma. However some people do suffer ... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kathleen Cullen
Internal Medicine 10 years experience
No: I am not an acupuncturist but know from experience that acupuncture can be used to treat a whole modality of illnesses from chronic pain disturbances... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kathleen Cullen
Internal Medicine 10 years experience
30 mins a day: Exercising 30 mins a day is key even if you have to break it up into intervals. A diet rich in fruits and veggies ( whole foods) is key to getting all... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kathleen Cullen
Internal Medicine 10 years experience
Shop the perimeter: I always tell my patients to shop the perimeter of the store. Spend most of your time in the produce section picking out fruits and veggies to fill 1... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kathleen Cullen
Internal Medicine 10 years experience
Everything: Diet has everything to do with your skin health. Each day our bodies undergo stress which release free radicals that age us. In order to counteract th... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kathleen Cullen
Internal Medicine 10 years experience
Saline spray: Neilmed actually makes a great saline nasal spray. You mix a salt packet and warm water together and place in a nettie pot. Pour solution into one nos... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kathleen Cullen
Internal Medicine 10 years experience
Extremely Bad: Fast food although convenient is extremely bad for you. Chicken nuggets, french fries, and donuts have about 4-5 grams of trans fatty acids each. This... Read More
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kathleen Cullen
Internal Medicine 10 years experience
Gas-X: Belching, bloating, and flatulence is often caused by ingestion of nonabsorbable carbohydrates which causes excessive intestinal bacterial fermintatio... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kathleen Cullen
Internal Medicine 10 years experience
Virus, bacteria, med: Diarrhea can be acute (short term) such as in viral or bacterial infections or it can be medication induced like overuse of antibiotics or laxatives. ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kathleen Cullen
Internal Medicine 10 years experience
Many causes.: Dizziness is often multifactorial and it is difficult to diagnose in one doctor visit. The causes can range from neurologic such as from medications, ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kathleen Cullen
Internal Medicine 10 years experience
Good nutrition: Good nutrition power packed with antioxidants from fruits and veggies to help fight free radicals is key. Topicals aren't as effective because they on... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kathleen Cullen
Internal Medicine 10 years experience
Many causes.: Cough usually is caused by three different etiologies. It can be caused from post nasal drip such as from the sinuses or from the stomach contents ref... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kathleen Cullen
Internal Medicine 10 years experience
Multiple: They include sneezing, nasal congestion, cough, post nasal drip, loss of smell, and sensation of plugged ears.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kathleen Cullen
Internal Medicine 10 years experience
Yes: You may find that increasing your intake of vitamin d 2000-5000 units daily and omega 3 fish oils 1200-2400 mg daily you may not even need prozac. Pro... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kathleen Cullen
Internal Medicine 10 years experience
2000-5000 units: Make sure you get a level pre and post supplementation after 3 months. Aim for a level of 50-70 for optimal health.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kathleen Cullen
Internal Medicine 10 years experience
You are overwhelmed: I suggest a nurse for when you are overwhelmed whether it be emotionally or physically. There may be treatments you cannot physically or emotionally d... Read More
A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kathleen Cullen
Internal Medicine 10 years experience
Nonspecific test: I am not sure what your doc meant by a 'bad' test. I can only speculate that he or she meant that the c reactive protein (CRP) test is non specific me... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kathleen Cullen
Internal Medicine 10 years experience
Maybe: Although I am not aware of any studies statistically proving the benefits of glucosamine chondroitin, some patients do notice less arthritic pain whil... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kathleen Cullen
Internal Medicine 10 years experience
In addition to diet: It means adding vitamins and minerals to your daily food intake that you may not be getting in your regular diet. I prefer getting my vitamins and min... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kathleen Cullen
Internal Medicine 10 years experience
No: There are plenty otc prenatals to choose from.
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kathleen Cullen
Internal Medicine 10 years experience
Yes: Stress in the form of trauma, exercise, and/or cold can bring on the onset of hives. Hives is primarily due to the release of several chemicals in our... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kathleen Cullen
Internal Medicine 10 years experience
Yes: I always recommend getting your vitamins from whole fruits and veggies rather than synthetic man made vitamins. An apple has over 12, 000 phytonutrien... Read More
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kathleen Cullen
Internal Medicine 10 years experience
Yes: I truly believe that high antioxidant levels in the blood is the key to fight disease states. Although vitamin k can counteract the affects of coumadi... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kathleen Cullen
Internal Medicine 10 years experience
Anti oxidants: Daytime sleepiness is multifactorial. I would suggest getting labs done including a thyroid level, vitamin b 12 and vitamin d level as well as a corti... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kathleen Cullen
Internal Medicine 10 years experience
Yes: Vitamin b 12 deficiency, as well as hypothyroidism and diabetes can cause this. Get labs drawn and perhaps a nerve conduction study to determine if it... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kathleen Cullen
Internal Medicine 10 years experience
Biotin: Biotin especially at 3000mg daily is great for hair skin and nails.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kathleen Cullen
Internal Medicine 10 years experience
No: The two main reasons for iron supplementation is blood loss ie from menstrual cycles ( females ) or GI loss , in which case upper and lower endoscopy ... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kathleen Cullen
Internal Medicine 10 years experience
Not necessarilly: Asthma can vary from mild intermittent(<2 x/month)in which inhalers are used infrequently to severe persistent(frequent). If you have known triggers ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kathleen Cullen
Internal Medicine 10 years experience
Lots to choose from: As long as you are getting between 1000-1200mg of calcium daily in divided doses and 2000-5000 units of vitamin d daily you should be in good range. A... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kathleen Cullen
Internal Medicine 10 years experience
2000-5000 units : Get a level pre and post supplementation. An optimal level is 50-70.
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kathleen Cullen
Internal Medicine 10 years experience
Proper nutrition: I can't stress enough proper nutrition. Only fruits and veggies are power packed with antioxidants to counteract free radicals which age us. I feel t... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kathleen Cullen
Internal Medicine 10 years experience
Fungal infection: From your description, it may indicate tinea versicolor which is a cutaneous fungal infection often treated with anti fungals and even selsen blue sha... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kathleen Cullen
Internal Medicine 10 years experience
Yes: Asthma can be brought on by numerous factors including allergies, infections, stress, exposures such as smoke, exercise and certain drugs and foods.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kathleen Cullen
Internal Medicine 10 years experience
No: COPD stands for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in which there is trapping of airflow that is not completely reversible with inhaled medications... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kathleen Cullen
Internal Medicine 10 years experience
Cranberry&probiotics: Women are usually at risk for yeast infections following taking antibiotics for a uti. To prevent a UTI in the first place i recommend taking a daily ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kathleen Cullen
Internal Medicine 10 years experience
Probiotics: Probiotics help replenish the good bacteria in your gut which is necessary for proper digestion. If you have a change in bowel habits and / or blood i... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kathleen Cullen
Internal Medicine 10 years experience
All: As far as i'm concerned, all could benefit from 800-1200 mg daily. Broccoli and salmon has more calcium than a glass of milk and more nutritious too. ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kathleen Cullen
Internal Medicine 10 years experience
No: Whole foods especially in the raw state is the best way to get your vitamins and minerals such as iron. An apple for example has over 12, 000 phytonut... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kathleen Cullen
Internal Medicine 10 years experience
Yes: Diabetes II can develop over time as age is a risk factor. 18% of adults 65-74 will develop dm ii. Obesity is also a risk factor so weight maintainan... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kathleen Cullen
Internal Medicine 10 years experience
A gym or walk: I have noticed that a lot of big corporations have now added a gym in the building. Employees can now work out before or after work or during lunch. E... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kathleen Cullen
Internal Medicine 10 years experience
2000-5000 units: I recommend 2000-5000units daily. It is best to check your levels by a lab draw. Normal range is a level between 30-100 but i feel most patients feel ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kathleen Cullen
Internal Medicine 10 years experience
No please see below: I am so sorry to hear of your diagnosis. I am a christian also so i know that the lord will heal you... Either on earth or in heaven. You and your fam... Read More
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kathleen Cullen
Internal Medicine 10 years experience
A benefit: A social worker can help you connect with nurses, physical and occupational therapists, and other social helpers like meals on wheels. For end of life... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kathleen Cullen
Internal Medicine 10 years experience
No: No they are not harmful but they can be somewhat irritating because of their location. They tend to grow around neck lines, bra lines, and underwear l... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Cullen is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Cullen is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 13, 2018
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, RI
Graduated 1993MD

Residency

Brown University

Awards

Certified Wellness Coach
Sales Coordinator for Juice Plus
Certified Group Exercise Instructor

Affiliations

ABIM
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