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Dr. Perry Sexton

Family Medicine
Encinitas, CA

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Encinitas, CA

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351 Santa Fe Dr. Ste 101, Encinitas, CA
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Family Medicine

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English

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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Perry Sexton
Specializes in Family Medicine
No: Doctors have a saying, "if you are standing on a plain in colorado and you hear hoof beats, dont turn around expecting to see zebras." there are so ma... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Perry Sexton
Specializes in Family Medicine
Not likely: Chest pain has so many more common causes such as GERD or coronary artery disease. Pulmonary fibrosis is going to present more with feeling short of b... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Perry Sexton
Specializes in Family Medicine
Yes: While the smoke itself does not enter the fetal lungs and does not do direct lung damage, there is evidence to support that the chemical irritants in ... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Perry Sexton
Specializes in Family Medicine
No: While it is possible that the carcinogens in tobacco smoke can lead to cancer after long term second hand exposure, the amount of damage that must be ... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Perry Sexton
Specializes in Family Medicine
No: Pinworms and hemorrhoids are only related inasmuch as they are neighbors. Pinworms are parasites that live in the colon as a tiny worm. They lay their... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Perry Sexton
Specializes in Family Medicine
Anti-inflammatories: Most cases of acute bronchitis are caused by the same virus as causes cold. The virus is not making any poison to cause your symptoms of colds, rather... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Perry Sexton
Specializes in Family Medicine
No: COPD is not an infection of any kind but the result of years of damage to the lungs and airways. This makes it more difficult for these patients to mo... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Perry Sexton
Specializes in Family Medicine
Most cases: Most people with diabetes II develop it gradually as the muscles become more and more resistant to the Insulin that accompanies poor diet and exercise... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Perry Sexton
Specializes in Family Medicine
A1c, HDL/LDL: If you have diabetes already, pay attention to your short and long term control. Your blood fasting blood sugar should be around 100 +/- 10. The hemog... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Perry Sexton
Specializes in Family Medicine
Yes: Once it has been determined that you need Insulin (either type i or advanced type II with pancreas failure) usually you will be started on insulin, us... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Perry Sexton
Specializes in Family Medicine
Yes: Often when people have infections such as colds, flus or even pneumonia it can be difficult to breathe and they can work up a sweat just taking air in... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Perry Sexton
Specializes in Family Medicine
Yes: The truth is you will not know someone is having a pulmonary embolism. If it is bad enough, they will die immediately... At this point CPR is the best... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Perry Sexton
Specializes in Family Medicine
No: Think of COPD as difficulty moving air in and out of your lungs either because the lungs have lost resiliancy (emphysema) or because the airways have ... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Perry Sexton
Specializes in Family Medicine
Yes: The safest course would be to have a rescue inhaler (albuterol) before you exercise, or perhaps even use it before you exercise. In truth, a large num... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Perry Sexton
Specializes in Family Medicine
6 months: Typically when i diagnose a type II diabetic, there is a great effort to gain control (improve the hemoglobin a1c). Several medications are started, b... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Perry Sexton
Specializes in Family Medicine
Start low, go high: Most people need extra oxygen as their lungs have developed progressive disease. The patients begin to feel hunger for air when walking short distance... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Perry Sexton
Specializes in Family Medicine
2 major ways: The major players work by 1. Increasing the Insulin sensitivity (metformin). 2. Increasing the amount of Insulin released at the time the pill is take... Read More

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Dec 2, 2012
I endorse this doctor. Friendly and knowlegeable. Very responsive office.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Sexton is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Sexton is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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