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Dr. Sarkis Banipalsin

Family Medicine
San Jose, CA

Locations

Office

San Jose, CA

Address

1610 Westwood Dr Suite 5, San Jose, CA
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Insurances accepted

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About

Bio

Sarkis Banipalsin MD with special interest in pain management and more than 20 years experience in medicine believes in quality of life. In addition to pain management, he had been managing family medicine patients, children, adults, and seniors for a long time. His belief: No one should ever suffer.

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Family Medicine

palliative Care

Languages spoken

Persian

Doctor Q&A

68 Answers
12 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarkis Banipalsin
Specializes in Family Medicine
Depends: From over the counter to narcotics, a big range of selections depend on age, severity, contraindications. Please ask your doctor who did the procedure... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarkis Banipalsin
Specializes in Family Medicine
High intensity light: It is a procedure with producing high intensity light in a short period of time for removal of vascular lesions, pigmented lesions, and hair removal.
A 21-year-old member asked:
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Specializes in Family Medicine
Yes: Certain viruses are the common causes of lower respiratory tract infection: respiratory syncytial virus, influenza, parainfluenza, adenovirus, and hum... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarkis Banipalsin
Specializes in Family Medicine
Home health services: Ask your doctor about the type of care she needs at home. Patient safety is the top priority. Also home health services may be very helpful.
A 21-year-old member asked:
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Specializes in Family Medicine
Yes: You asked: at risk? Answer is yes but depends. There are certain risks but can be very low. It depends on the patient, physician and the type of care.... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
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Contact route, Body: It depends on two major categories: 1. How you get it: direct contact, respiratory contacts and how close you are to source i.E school, family member.... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
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Skin wound over bone: It is an injury to skin and tissues underneath from prolonged continuous pressure on the skin. The heel, ankles, hips or buttocks are the areas most c... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Sarkis Banipalsin
Specializes in Family Medicine
Depends on type: 1. Nonbullous, more common and contagious, superficial vesiculopustular infection (small rashes filled with clear liquid or pus) which opens and creat... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarkis Banipalsin
Specializes in Family Medicine
Oral, Injectable: Liquid or tablet forms, injectable as well.
A 21-year-old member asked:
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Specializes in Family Medicine
Yes: In premature infant due to higher risk for aspiration, infection, and being on ventilator. Also in children congenital problem such as alpha1-antitryp... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
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Yes: One of the key elements is exercise. When we are dealing with pain in paget's disease, keep in mind, supervised exercise plan by your doctor, avoid we... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
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Specializes in Family Medicine
WON'T LAST: Lets review the simple definition of emphysema: an abnormal permanent enlargement of air spaces with destruction of alveolar walls. As you see it is a... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
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Specializes in Family Medicine
Clinical, +/- test: Clinical: painful, red, itchy, poor healing lesion with honey-colored crusts test: swab for culture and sensitivity may be performed, biopsy rarely if... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
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Consult: Consult service can be a very wise idea. It does not mean you will have surgery. It can help you and your physician to have the extra tool to decide w... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
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Specializes in Family Medicine
Age and degeneration: As we get older, the disc degeneration will get worse slowly. The narrowing in disc space may cause pressure on nerve. Also we lose the muscle bulk an... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
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Specializes in Family Medicine
Skin infection: Impetigo: latin word "impetere" means violent attack and sudden unpleasant feeling. It is a skin infection caused by bacteria, strep or staph, with re... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
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Specializes in Family Medicine
Depends: Can't say which one is the best. It is different in patients. Nonsurgical: physical therapy, manipulation, myofascial release techniques, medication, ... Read More
A 28-year-old member asked:
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Specializes in Family Medicine
It depends.: It depends on the course of disease, acute vs chronic, the level of pain tolerance, severity, and the cause. Some meta-analyses had confirmed the effe... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
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Assessment needed.: Several issues must be reviewed: 1, sleep problems? Even you might not realize that, 2. Any trigger points or painful points in neck as they give refe... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
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What kind of pain?: Do not take medication unless assessed by your doctor. You asked about taking certain number of medicines a day which depends on half lives of medicin... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarkis Banipalsin
Specializes in Family Medicine
Avoid pressure: Donut shape pillow may help to avoid the pressure on that spot while sitting. Ice, medication, and physical therapy may help. Check with your doctor.
A 45-year-old member asked:
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Specializes in Family Medicine
Less than 3 months.: Pain which lasts less than 3 months. Some resources talk about duration of 1-6 months.
A 45-year-old member asked:
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Specializes in Family Medicine
6 months: Pain that lasts more than 3-6 months.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sarkis Banipalsin
Specializes in Family Medicine
YES.: Maximum single dose in 800 mg for adults and maximum daily dose 2400 mg. BUT I do not recommend the max doses for more than a few days. Also certain c... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
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Specializes in Family Medicine
Yes: Strategies: repositioning in bed and wheelchair, appropriate diet and hydration, great skin care, stay as active as possible, and quit smoking. Report... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
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Ice: In my opinion ice is superior. It works on trigger point, decreases inflammation and you will be able to use the muscle and ultimately get back to nor... Read More
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarkis Banipalsin
Specializes in Family Medicine
No guaranty.: The expiration date, required by us law since 1979, specifies only the date the manufacturer guarantees the full effect and safety of the drug and it ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
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Specializes in Family Medicine
Rebound vs withdraw: First someone must develop a physical/mental dependence to medicine then will experience withdrawal if stops that, which is less likely for ibuprofen.... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
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Specializes in Family Medicine
Long term effects: Analgesic tolerance means decreased analgesic effect in long-term opioid treatment and the patient needs higher doses to experience the same effect. P... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
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Specializes in Family Medicine
Recent: It is a type of pain which has started recently, less than 30 days ago such as sudden headache, back pain, and abdominal pain.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarkis Banipalsin
Specializes in Family Medicine
Diverse team: A group of professionals from different specialties, medical and non-medical. Pain management doctors including anesthesiologists, physical medicine a... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarkis Banipalsin
Specializes in Family Medicine
Yes: But not all the time and depends on severity of case.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarkis Banipalsin
Specializes in Family Medicine
Blood clot: One of the side effects is development of blood clot in leg. So it could be possible to have leg pain. Please check with your doctor if you are experi... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
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Specializes in Family Medicine
Yes: It is important to eliminate allergens, work on the diet, either strict or rotational diet per specialist, and change the immune response. There are s... Read More
A 20-year-old member asked:
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Yes: There are more than 4000 chemicals in cigarette which can cause severe irritation of the lung and airway tissue. Emphysema is one type of copd, chroni... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
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Specializes in Family Medicine
Maybe: That is the definition of urinary hesitancy which is difficulty in passing urine either starting or maintaining the urine flow. That may be related to... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarkis Banipalsin
Specializes in Family Medicine
Needs education: Someone expert needed to show you practically and ask you to do it in front of him/her. Attending diabetic classes with education is very helpful. Als... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
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Specializes in Family Medicine
Yes, not common: Short term: bleeding, infection, bruised eye, incision leak, glaucoma, retinal detachment. Long term: macular edema, dislocated implant lens, and seco... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
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Specializes in Family Medicine
More in women: Several reasons: urethra is much closer to the anus, it is shorter in females, and women don't have the prostate secretions which stops the bacteria. ... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarkis Banipalsin
Specializes in Family Medicine
No: There are two types of impetigo. Fever usually does not occur in impetigo contagiosa but it may happen in bullous impetigo. Overall it is not a common... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarkis Banipalsin
Specializes in Family Medicine
Eye exam, symptoms: It is recommended to do periodic eye exam to be fully evaluated. Diabetic retinopathy may be a slow process with no initial symptoms, so ophtholmologi... Read More
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarkis Banipalsin
Specializes in Family Medicine
Yes: Vision gets better if you don't have any other eye problems and if the surgery is uncomplicated.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarkis Banipalsin
Specializes in Family Medicine
Yes: Internal hormones play critical roles in pain management. Steroids are very important, either intrinsic or extrinsic. Testosterone is very much involv... Read More
A 58-year-old female asked:
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Specializes in Family Medicine
Maybe: Depends on mechanism of injury, severity, and the status of your bones, muscles, and tendons.
A 24-year-old member asked:
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Specializes in Family Medicine
Not recommended: The goal of pain management must be clear. Why you have to take both at the same time? Means one is not working, or breakthrough dose is low, problem ... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
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Specializes in Family Medicine
Prevention: The best: Prevention from happening and/or from getting worse into advanced stages. Appropriate wound management: cleaning, dressing, and damaged tissue removal... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
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Specializes in Family Medicine
Patient and source: Those who are more in contact with the source, people with baseline lung problems such as asthma, copd, immunocompromised individuals, and elderly, or... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarkis Banipalsin
Specializes in Family Medicine
It is base on time: One classification: acute pain if less than a month, sub-acute if between 1-6 months, and chronic as more than 6 months since the time of onset. Other... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarkis Banipalsin
Specializes in Family Medicine
Two categories: Common and mild: nausea, vomiting, cramps, and diarrhea (often is bloody) as well as mild fever. Severe with complications, but rare: anemia and dehy... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarkis Banipalsin
Specializes in Family Medicine
Dialysis, transplant: Dialysis and transplant.

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I highly recommend Dr.Banipalsin highly.He gives very informative answers and is probably very compassionate with his patients. Michael Michaels,MD Urology,Palatka,FL
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Banipalsin is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Banipalsin is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Very encouraging. I have emphysema after 57 yrs of smoking. MUST STOP!
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Thank you for your help and the pain is from arthritis.
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This was very helpful. Thanks! i do have both

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Ghazvin University of Medical Sciences
MD

Awards

Patients Choice Award in 2008
Patients Choice Award in 2009
Patients Choice Award in 2010
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