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Dr. Hector Amaya

Internal Medicine
Weslaco, TX
20 years experience male

Locations

Hector G Amaya MDPA

Weslaco, TX

Address

1502 E. 8th. st, Weslaco, TX, United States
Directions

Fax

9563515946

About

Bio

45 years old male originally from El Salvador located in Central America , Came to United States after graduated top 12 in my Prom in 2002. I worked On EECP therapy for patient with refractory angina for 1 and half year. I complete residency program in Internal Medicine in 2008 after that I obtained the possition of Chief of resident while I was a Hospitalist for 1 year. Now , I am a general Internal Medicine Doctor dedicated to keep my patient healthy and I am also doing hospital as a traditional Physician. Medical director of a nursing home , enjoy weightlifting and workout, bicycle ride and photography, physician of the year 2011, and citizen of the year 2014 by scouts of America, Catholic lay minister

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Internal Medicine

Doctor Q&A

48 Answers
9 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hector Amaya
Internal Medicine 20 years experience
Myth: Hair products have not proven to have any interaction with hair loss which is a hormonal and inherited phenomena. I would not use conditioner every da... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hector Amaya
Internal Medicine 20 years experience
Yes: Keppra (levetiracetam) is a very safe med very few secondary effects and you can use high doses. Compared to Dilantin better but cost may be an issue.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hector Amaya
Internal Medicine 20 years experience
Hurry: As a standard protocol before expose you for radiation that may be harmful for a fetus (in the case you are pregnant) the y are going to request a pre... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hector Amaya
Internal Medicine 20 years experience
No interactions: Based on a interaction analysis lortab and Claritin (loratadine) has no documented interactions.
A member asked:
Dr. Hector Amaya
Internal Medicine 20 years experience
Symptomatic: Symptomatic relief mean treat symptoms, painfull soreness in the throat after or during mono can be relieved for over the counter chloraseptic spray o... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hector Amaya
Internal Medicine 20 years experience
Infection or polyuri: Urinary frequency can be a sign of urinary infection or polyuria which is a sign of unconpensated diabetes , i would suggest a simple uryanalysis can ... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hector Amaya
Internal Medicine 20 years experience
No: These are some predisposing factors for colon poliposis which is related to colon cancer: • hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer (hnpcc, also kno... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hector Amaya
Internal Medicine 20 years experience
Low: Normally the procedure is done under strict meassures of antisepsis and cleanigness , change of bleading is extrematelly low and per se mortality is ... Read More
A 59-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hector Amaya
Internal Medicine 20 years experience
Tylenold and EGD: Normally patient going for egd, have nothing to eat or npo night before in the hospital setting but for the stand point of if the tylenol (acetaminoph... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hector Amaya
Internal Medicine 20 years experience
Inflamation: This is the name of the inflamation of the hair follicules of the skin. Most of the time is due to a imbalance between the bacterias in the skin they ... Read More
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hector Amaya
Internal Medicine 20 years experience
Throat pain: Smoke of the cigarrettes may cause all kinds of secundary effects especially for the irritants in the smoke allergic rhinitis, laringytis and cough ma... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hector Amaya
Internal Medicine 20 years experience
Back pain: Patient with chronic low back pain is mostly muscle and bones disorder. Mayority of the patient had sprains in the back or ligaments sourranding the s... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hector Amaya
Internal Medicine 20 years experience
Asthma: There are three conditions that may give you persistant cough for more than three weeks and they are post-nasal drip, gastroesophageal reflux and asth... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hector Amaya
Internal Medicine 20 years experience
TMJ disfunction: Tmj means temporomandibular joint disfunction can produced pain in the jaw , furthermore with is associated to pain in the joint and bruxism( grinding... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hector Amaya
Internal Medicine 20 years experience
Cholesterol: Diet low carbs and lots of vegetables and of course excercise is first line treatment the meds for high cholesterol are given based on your activity l... Read More
A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hector Amaya
Internal Medicine 20 years experience
Eye pain: You should revised the list of adverse events in the package inset but may be a secondary efect not nessessarly a bad one. Discontinuation of the medi... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hector Amaya
Internal Medicine 20 years experience
First of all you need to have an exposure that means that you need to have a close contact with an individual for approximately more than 15 minutes u... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hector Amaya
Internal Medicine 20 years experience
NO: No and no smoke and alcohol produce pancreatic cancer.
A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hector Amaya
Internal Medicine 20 years experience
Yes: There is studies showing that depending on the cause some hypertrophic heart disease or enlarged heart can regress if cause is corrected such as stop ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Hector Amaya
Internal Medicine 20 years experience
Complicated migraine: Migraine some times have the ability to mimic and stroke because they have a vascular and electrical phenomena. It is call complicated migraine you ne... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hector Amaya
Internal Medicine 20 years experience
Myth: No vitamin is going to stimulate appetite or sleep in fact they can cause insomnia if taken them at P.M.
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hector Amaya
Internal Medicine 20 years experience
Awareness: It is the amount of awareness with yourself and the surroundings meaning recognize yourself and the things around you.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hector Amaya
Internal Medicine 20 years experience
Position: Sometimes position facilitate penis to get deeper in to the vagina, thus penis may crash against cervix causing some bleeding , in other hand if it hu... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hector Amaya
Internal Medicine 20 years experience
Myelodysplasic: Leukopenia and cytopenias more than two is very suggestive of myelodysplasia i would suggest to get hematologist to look your meds and possibilities.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hector Amaya
Internal Medicine 20 years experience
YES: He needs to be evaluaeted for reflux or gastritis or non acid reflux if he has been taken ppi ( omeprezole or like meds) for more than a year beside h... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Hector Amaya
Internal Medicine 20 years experience
Almost stroke: This is the description of a transitory ischemic attack. This is neurologic symptoms such gait abnormality that resolved in less than 24 h but new def... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Hector Amaya
Internal Medicine 20 years experience
No: Hypothyroidism. Is treated with thyroid replacement hormones and is in fact helping decreased the size of the non functioning thyroid. As per general ... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hector Amaya
Internal Medicine 20 years experience
Change: This normally refers to be positive to a test. This happens when the host have low amount of antibodies in serum and test is initially negative then ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hector Amaya
Internal Medicine 20 years experience
Yes: When the symptoms of migraine you have a short period of one hour to break migraine. If migraine have lasts for 2 days you may need to take medication... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hector Amaya
Internal Medicine 20 years experience
Hormones: Sometines the type of hormones and the concentration can make you have more cramps in the back or even have intermenstrual periods or spoting.This is ... Read More
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hector Amaya
Internal Medicine 20 years experience
Cyst: It may depend on the location but underneath asking sounded like and plugged gland or a sebaceous cyst. But if you have an exposure to sex (occasional... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hector Amaya
Internal Medicine 20 years experience
Excercise: Exercise is responsible to stimulate endorphins which are "natural" morphine in the body relieving pain and tiredness and anxiety. Exercise is also re... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hector Amaya
Internal Medicine 20 years experience
Uti: Urinary tract infection is common in woman with classic symptoms of pain in back and also fevers and changes in color of urine and evwn blood. Urianal... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hector Amaya
Internal Medicine 20 years experience
No: No after 3 day is pretty unlikely may be a possible cystitis but no pregnancy.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hector Amaya
Internal Medicine 20 years experience
Positive: Yes you may need intervention and extraction of teeth and may need antibiotics to avoid further infection pain and the ear it is because nerve endings... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hector Amaya
Internal Medicine 20 years experience
Control: Adolescence is a period of several changes not only emotional but also physical and psycological part of that is the fact of getting part of the socie... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hector Amaya
Internal Medicine 20 years experience
Vitamins: The best foods seeds and nuts, blueberries, kiwi fruit, grapes, strawberries, acai fruit due to the contens of flavinoids, resveratrol, lycopens and ... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hector Amaya
Internal Medicine 20 years experience
Lasting: Alprazolam is fast acting benzodiazepine and diazepan is a long acting one. First one like 3 hours and the later one 12 hours mor or less depending on... Read More
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hector Amaya
Internal Medicine 20 years experience
Questionable: Multivitamines are compounds that contens multiple vitamines the value of multivitamines are questionable because most of the food and nutricional sup... Read More
A 60-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hector Amaya
Internal Medicine 20 years experience
No: The are whole grain and have excellent source of fiber great breakfast.
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hector Amaya
Internal Medicine 20 years experience
OA: I would suggest that depending your ocupation, if pain is elicit with grabbing such as stiffness one of the most common places of affection in osteoar... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hector Amaya
Internal Medicine 20 years experience
Driving: Cell phones and the new culture of texting and getting distract in the road, are potencial risk for dying or get severlly injured. As a consequense, t... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hector Amaya
Internal Medicine 20 years experience
Numb: Hands that are painfully hurting at night in the palmar surface may be carpal tunnel syndrome a condition that it is a symptom of other conditions su... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Hector Amaya
Internal Medicine 20 years experience
Yeast: Whenever u take antibiotic you may present with vaginal itchiness that may be diagnosis or infection for a fungus called Candida Albicans . This can b... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hector Amaya
Internal Medicine 20 years experience
Pyelonephitis: The symptoms you describe fever, back pain, are symptoms of generalized compromised more than local ( bladder) symptoms. This is called pyelonephritis... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hector Amaya
Internal Medicine 20 years experience
Mmmmm: The body temperature is depending on the basal metabolism and there is natural drinks suck as chocolate, cocoa, coffee and hot peppers, they have capa... Read More
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hector Amaya
Internal Medicine 20 years experience
Fainting: Stoke adams is the triad of complete heart block acompanied with bradycardia and syncope that maybe or may not be accompanied of seizure, this happens... Read More
A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hector Amaya
Internal Medicine 20 years experience
Wait and repeat: Yes because some infectious disease can start as gastroenteritis for example mayority of hepatitis a started with nausea vomit abdominal pain and may ... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Amaya Chinchilla is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Amaya Chinchilla is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you -- although I was wondering more in terms of RF radiation. In other words, if the RF is nothing to worry about, why is there so much literature from manufacturers, etc. about minimizing exp...Read More
HealthTap member
Thank you, I had a blood test done it came back negative. They first thought it was a ectopic pregnancy.
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Thank you very much! on behalf of my husband,I can tell him to bust his emotion.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Universidad Evangelica
Graduated 2002MD

Awards

Outstanding Intern-Medicine Clerckship UTHSCSA- 2005-2006
Outstanding Intern-UTHSCSA-RAHC- 2005 to 2006
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