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Dr. Cynthia Point

Internal Medicine
San Francisco, CA

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Office

San Francisco, CA

Address

2250 Hayes Street,, Suite 600, San Francisco, CA
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About

Bio

I have been in practice in California since 1988. I am a general Internist, caring for adults of all ages, for preventative care and illnesses, as well as monitoring chronic conditions such as Hypertension and Diabetes.

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.

Internal Medicine

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

135 Answers
6 Agrees
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Point
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Why not diet?: The only way to loose fat and weight is to eat less than you are using up. The best way is to stop eating junk food, eat smaller portions especially ... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cynthia Point
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Sorry: Have you had someone do an epley treatment for you? Any ENT doctor should be able to perform it. Sometimes, even after so long, it will work. If yo... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Point
Specializes in Internal Medicine
No: It could have been a lymph node, but it is much more likely that it was a cyst. Even if it were a node, squeezing won't kill you, but squeezing anyth... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Point
Specializes in Internal Medicine
See a doctor: Please see your internist or family doctor. You may need to be referred to a rheumatologist for further evaluation. Please don't wait too long.
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Point
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Yes: But they may not help too much. It is sometimes helpful to take probiotics after antibiotics, to assist your digestive tract in returning to good fun... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Point
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Yes: It is rare, but large amounts of blood can come from a hemorrhoid. If you experience this, be sure to have other causes of rectal bleeding evaluated.... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Point
Specializes in Internal Medicine
No: Polyps do not hurt. If a polyp has gotten huge, then it can block the passage of stool, called a bowel obstruction, and that can hurt. Having a poly... Read More
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Point
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Yes: It can be, but so can constipation, or alternating between the two conditions. If this is something new for a patient, then other causes need to look... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Point
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Yes: The combination of liver damage from alcohol and hepatitis b can vastly increase the risk of developing liver cancer. If you have hepatitis do not dr... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Point
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Sinus problems: Sinus congestion or low grade infections can cause bad breath. It would be good to have an ENT doctor look at your mouth and check your sinuses.
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Point
Specializes in Internal Medicine
RX antiperspirant: There is a special rx called drysol. It will tame excessive sweating. The only way to reduce the sweating is to have a doctor inject Botox into the... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Point
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Can be: If you chronically hold your urine for many hours, you increase the risk of getting a bladder infection, and if you really hold it too long, your blad... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Point
Specializes in Internal Medicine
TSH level: Normal thyroid function is marked by a TSH of 1 to 2. If your TSH isn'r in that range, please consult with another doctor, maybe an endocrinologist. ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Point
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Get tested: You could have a thyroid condition, causing the itchy skin and hair loss, \. I doubt the vacation had anything to do with this. Please see our docto... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Point
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Water: To flush excess salt from your body, drink several glasses of water, and continue to do so through out the day. Depending on how much salt there is, ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Point
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Cysts?: Are you close to your period? It would be unusual, but multiple cysts could make one breast sore, and swollen. I am not sure how it would make your ... Read More
A 67-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Point
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Could be serious: Please have your doctor check this out. There is a condition called cll, which causes the lymphocytes to be elevated. If you are middle aged your ri... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Point
Specializes in Internal Medicine
More information: If you are college age, the best thing is salt gargles, but I use 1 tablespoon in 6 oz of warm water, to gargle and spit out. Antibiotics do help get... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
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Specializes in Internal Medicine
Yes: But it can cause problems all over your body. Infections can set up in the gums, and increase inflammation all over, which increases the risk of hear... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Point
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Safe: Both are safe. They work a little differently, but both should help you.
A member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Point
Specializes in Internal Medicine
More information: Are you tlaking about bubbles on the surface of your eye? This can be caused by an infection, or by a reaction to something that got onto your eye, s... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Point
Specializes in Internal Medicine
They can: Most diabetes is acquired in adulthood and is initially well treated with pills. Some of the pills are metformin, glyburide, januvia, (sitagliptin) a... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Point
Specializes in Internal Medicine
They are related: Warts are mostly caused by viruses, and the ones that cause genital warts fall into one group of subtypes. The warts on fingers and feet, plantar war... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Point
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Laser or medications: Glaucoma happens when the optic nerve is damaged , usually by high pressures in the back of the eye. Peripheral vision is the first to be harmed. Ey... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Point
Specializes in Internal Medicine
The dry type: The dry type is much more common.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Point
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Yes: Absolutely. People who have had a transplant have one one kidney, and donors also have only one kidney. Sometimes a person has had kidney damage he ... Read More
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Point
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Mental confusion: There are 2 different types of hypoglycemia. The most common is in a normal person who is fasting and eats too much sugar, or carbs. The person will... Read More
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Point
Specializes in Internal Medicine
No: Some unusual problems can cause dyspnea with a normal x-ray. Chronic pulmonary embolisms can do it, and pulmonary fibrosis in the early stage can loo... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Point
Specializes in Internal Medicine
No: Most formula is fortified with vitamin d so you wouldn't need extra, but look at the label, and ask your pediatrician.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Point
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Yes: It is good, unless you exercise in an environment containing something you are allergic to. For example, if you're allergic to grass pollen, and you ... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Point
Specializes in Internal Medicine
No: Acne is caused by an interplay of your skin environment, including hormone production, and bacteria that live on everyone's skin. It is not contagious... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Point
Specializes in Internal Medicine
No: Endocarditis is a very serious infection on the valves of the heart. Antibiotics are necessary to get rid of the bacteria, and to reduce the complica... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Point
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Mammography: Most cancers are diagnosed by mammography, x-rays, of the breast. Ultrasound can be used as well, to distinguish a non-cancerous cyst from a solid l... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Point
Specializes in Internal Medicine
See your doctor: This can be from a serious blood condition causing low platelets. Usually, there are other symptoms too, such as fatigue, and maybe a rash. If you h... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Point
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Discomfort: Fallen or prolapsed bladder means the vaginal tissue overlying the back bladder wall is pushing out through the vaginal opening. The tissue should be... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Point
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Maybe: Please see your doctor to have this checked out. If it was a migraine, there are medicines which can make it less of a bother.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Point
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Nerve damage: There is a nerve that runs under a ligament in the upper thigh. If it gets compressed by tight clothes when you sit, like tight jeans or underwear el... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Point
Specializes in Internal Medicine
See your doctor: You have some sort of infection, probably viral to begin with, but the green mucus in large quantities may be a symptom of a bacterial sinus infection... Read More
A 77-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cynthia Point
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Please have her Vit D level checked. The anastrozole blocks estrogen, so her body may not be absorbing calcium properly, and if her Vit D is below 50... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Point
Specializes in Internal Medicine
It might. Most people need 14,000 IU a week to get to a blood level of about 50. You have been taking more than 3 times that for quite awhile. Best... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cynthia Point
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Probably not: The slight elevation in the INR with normal labs for the rest of your liver functions suggests you don't have liver disease. The burning could be com... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Point
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Could be from the OC: Oral contraceptives can increase the vaginal estrogen and can increase your likelihood of getting a yeast infection. Have you had a culture done? O... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Point
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Excess fluid: There are 2 circulation systems in the body, the vascular, arteries and veins, and the lymphatic. Fluid leaks out of the veins slowly all day long, a... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Point
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Pinched cartilage: You might have pinched the inside part of the knee cartilage. It could have been hurt years ago, and re-injured by something minor. You could also h... Read More
A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cynthia Point
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Nothing: There is no treatment for this. It is caused by a delay in the electrical system of your heart. Usually it just happens, but it can be caused by a p... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Point
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Grass pollen: In the spring, the grasses release pollen, sending tiny grains into the air which you breathe into your nose. This sets up the allergic condition. T... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cynthia Point
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Some: Make sure you have a firm diagnosis of the cause of the anemia. It could be blood loss, which needs to be traced. If it is dietary lack, find out wh... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Point
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Maybe, or not: If it helps you, plan on taking it for about 6 months. You might be able to stop it then, and do well off it, but sometimes people find that they dri... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Point
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Cap: Keep your core temperature up by wearing a cap of some kind to reduce heat loss from your scalp. Also, stay hydrated. Wearing gloves also helps a bi... Read More

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Aug 4, 2013
Great responses. Recommend highly.
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Mar 19, 2012
This is the best doctor I've ever known. She really cares about her patients, listens to them, and includes them in decisions about their care. She is kind hearted and empathizes with everyone she mee...Read More
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Point is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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I should also mention that my heartrate stays at that level of BPM for 4-6 hours at a time when it happens. The hospital told me to never allow for it to continue at that rate for that length of time,...Read More
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My weight is 218, but this started sat night. I do have acute pulmonary histoplasmosis, so I pay special attention to my lungs. I am going to see my gp later today, but I wanted to try this health tap...Read More
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thanks, She had an ultra sound done on Monday and we have not gotten results yet. thanks

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

West Virginia University School of Medicine, WV
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