Dr. Michael Klein

Family Medicine
S. Easton, MA
23 years experience male

Locations

Compass Medical Easton Family Medicine

S. Easton, MA

Address

21 Bristol Drive, Suite 101, S. Easton, MA
Directions

Fax

5085657335

About

Bio

Dr. Michael Klein, MD, FAAFP is a Brown University graduate where he earned both his Doctor of Medicine and Bachelor degrees. After completing his Family Medicine Residency at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Dr. Klein returned to Rhode Island where he practiced Family Medicine at Hillside Family Medicine for 7 years before joining his current practice at Compass Medical in Easton, MA. Dr. Klein has been recognized both locally and nationally for his teaching at Brown Medical School and at UNC and is currently a Clinical Assistant Professor at Brown's Department of Family Medicine and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Practice. He continues to care for patients of all ages, from newborn to elderly.

Specialties
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Family Medicine

Doctor Q&A

292 Answers
79 Agrees
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Klein
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Yes: Coumadin (warfarin) is a very difficult drug to take and certainly comes with several disadvantages like bleeding and need for lab tests. That being ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Klein
Family Medicine 23 years experience
? Fifth Disease: There are several common rashes and infections which can cause reddened cheeks. The most famous rash for causing the "slapped cheeks" appearance is f... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Klein
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Probably: While no one has done the perfect study on this, randomizing people to groups with and without soup and blinding them as to which therapy they get, th... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Klein
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Yes: The vaccine has been approved by the fda for ages 9-26 in men. The biggest advantage of the vaccine is to reduce the spread of the virus to women, wh... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Klein
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Wart is type of rash: A rash is a description for any abnormality of the skin which causes changes in skin color, texture, appearance, thickness, etc. A wart is a type of ... Read More
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Klein
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Don't fight-- rest!: Common colds are inevitable and most people get a few every year. Despite multiple attempts to find a good prevention, none of the many over the count... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Klein
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Hypertension: Congestive heart failure (chf)in some ways is a symptom than a disease itself- namely some other process prevents the heart from pumping forward hard ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Klein
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Yes reduces appetite: Fiber particularly in a diet with plenty of water can add to a sense of fullness which can help lose weight. It is not a magic bullet, but is one of ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Klein
Family Medicine 23 years experience
No: While both pinworms and hemorrhoids are problems which can cause itching of the anus, they are from completely different causes. Pinworms are a comm... Read More
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Klein
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Blood flow: Erections work when a vigorous arterial supply fills the spongy tissue of the penis. This causes the penis to become erect and also crushes the outfl... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Klein
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Not exactly: Both athlete's foot and yeast infections are cause by organisms in the fungus family. Athletes foot can be caused by several different types of fungu... Read More
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Klein
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Get someone to eval: If it is not clear what to do the right answer is always to have someone look at it. I find lacerations are often a bit worse than people think they ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Klein
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Good once off it: Substance abuse is a chronic and complicated problem that involves multiple layers of treatment, including therapy, psychiatric and medical help, acut... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Klein
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Have him see MD!!!!: While there are certainly benign things that can cause this such as an inflammed tonsil, there are enough less benign things that can cause this that ... Read More
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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Klein
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Depends on symptoms: The trick to treating a cold is to prioritize the worst of the symptoms. For example , if you have a stuffy nose, prioritize medicines for stuffiness... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Klein
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Teens forget pills..: Abstinence is the only method that always works, but is not very consistently followed. One problem with teenagers is that they have a way of forgett... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Klein
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Better for PT: It is pretty easy to make mistakes or accidentally cheat on doing stretches and also easy to misdiagnose yourself and do the wrong stretches, or do t... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Klein
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Too many things: Unfortunately this question is not specific enough to answer. I would be interested in knowing the age of the belly-achee, the type of aches, what it... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Klein
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Probably not: People who get colds a lot often have the following in common:they are exposed to sick people (young kids or health care workers), or they have an imm... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Klein
Family Medicine 23 years experience
May reasons: Insomnia is a complicated topic and there are many reasons one may wake up early. When discussing early morning sleep awakening or difficulty with ma... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Klein
Family Medicine 23 years experience
No!: Gangrene is a major complication of diabetes when poor blood flow to a limb with damaged nerves causes damage to the tissue. This is a medical emergen... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Klein
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Virus in chest: The common cold tends to have "flavors." there are chest colds, nose colds, and nose colds, each in general caused by a slightly different class of c... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Klein
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Yes!: There is no danger in hot showers at all. The danger with high temperatures in pregnancies come from hot tubs (such as outdoor resort hot tubs). If ... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Klein
Family Medicine 23 years experience
See below: There is a longstanding and almost universally believed myth that the common cold or sickness comes from getting cold. Even the death of president ha... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Klein
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Depends on control: For the most part, if your diabetes is under good control and you are on a stable medication regimen it shouldn't change your risk much. If you are v... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Klein
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Decongestants: Firstly don't try to pop ears when you have a cold, you will often push mucous in to them. The key to relieving ear pain with a cold is controlling t... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Klein
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Mostly annoying: It could represent reynaud's phenomonon where blood flow gets reduced in the cold dramatically. If mild, it is annoying. In the most severe cases, e... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Klein
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Often at birth: Pectus excavatum, or concave, funnel, or sunken chest is usually a congenital condition so it is present at birth. The diagnosis is usually obvious b... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Klein
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Not concerning: This does not sound overly concerning. There may have been a tiny bit of residual menstrual blood trapped in "the vault" a corner of the vagina near ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Klein
Family Medicine 23 years experience
No: Eczema is absolutely not contagious. It is an auto-immune disorder which means it is caused by your immune system attacking your own skin. There is... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Klein
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Yes: Human papilloma virus (hpv ) which causes warts is not merely spread in the ejaculate, but is actually present in the skin. Any contact in which two ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Klein
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Much more painful: Shingles (herpes zoster) is a reactivation of the varicella virus which causes the chicken pox many adults had as children. It causes an exquisitely ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Klein
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Doesn't matter much: There are several schools of thought on this. I am personally in the camp that young children will get a certain number of colds no matter what we do... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Klein
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Hypertension: Hypertension is elevated blood pressure from a variety of causes, but particularly aging, obesity, poor diet, etc all make it worse or start younger. ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Klein
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Eczema is scaly: Eczema is chronic skin rash which is caused by an over-active immune system attacking and drying out the skin. I often consider it akin to "asthma of... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Klein
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Usually CT scan: There a few ways to investigate whether there is a stone. History, exam and a urine test showing blood are the first hints the pain is likely a stone... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Klein
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Absolutely not: I admit, i don't have a long rambling answer here as i usually do. Heat escaping from the head is really not the major source of heat loss it is repu... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Klein
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Missing question...: I am not clear what you are asking. Working on the assumption you are asking how likely you are to get pregnant, the risk of pregnancy is at its high... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Klein
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Recheck test soon: I think you can proceed in two ways. It would be perfectly reasonable to see your doctor in next day or two for a breast exam and more detailed blood... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Klein
Family Medicine 23 years experience
See your surgeon: It sounds as if your wound has opened up. Call your surgeons office (hospital surgeons still have outpatient clinics as well typically) to be re-exam... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Klein
Family Medicine 23 years experience
It shouldn't: Antibiotics should not interact with your period one way or the other. One concern with mixing antibiotics and birth control pills is that the antibi... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Klein
Family Medicine 23 years experience
See an ENT: An otolaryngologist or ENT is an expert on the nose. The are both sophisticated cameras (nasopharyngoscopes) and other tools to see the inside of the... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Michael Klein
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Depends on timing: It is possible to be pregnant and still have the test be negative if you are too close to when you would have expected your period. If your period ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Klein
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Sugar could be low: It is possible there is too much of a good thing.. With an a1c that low, depending on what medication you are taking for diabetes, you could be havi... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Klein
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Pretty low: Obviously no plan is foolproof, but what matter most in this case are the pills. As long as you take it "perfectly" ie not missing any pills and bein... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Klein
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Related to migraine: The term aura is usually used to describe a visual change that occurs at the onset of a classic migraine. It is typically described as an odd light a... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Michael Klein
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Cautiously: Since nair is primarily external and is not absorbed in the skin it is likely safe. That being said skin changes are common during pregnancy and cream... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Klein
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Needs a question: Unfortunately there is not a real question here. Cysts are growths that occur below the skin which are fluid filled sacs. Particularly in people ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Klein
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Opposite is true: This may seem backwards, but it is our own immune system that determines how sick we get with a cold or flu. Interesting study was done on people who... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Klein
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Try plan B!: There's no way to check immediately for pregnancy after the pill assuming she's not on the pill or any other birth control oneshould immediately take... Read More
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Testimonials
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HealthTap member
Sep 28, 2011
A good thinking - not afraid to contradict his clients if he knows they are wrong.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Klein is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Klein is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Yes I meant hpv virus sorry.....reason asking is that after 5yrs of having been diagnosed with hpv and treated for cervical cancer cells my husband now has a scab on his scrotum that resembles a wart ...Read More
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Thanks for your quick reply! I went I the doctors and they gave me medication for my BV and got rid of all odor an discharge for about a week. The discharge came back.
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Thanks for the quick, clear, and strong response. I was concerned that the drug worked on DNA Gyrase and the lawsuits esp given my symptoms of pneumonia have gone.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, RI
Graduated 2000MD

Awards

AAFP/Pfizer Teacher Development Award
Fellow of the American Academy of Family Practice
Bank of America Brown University Community Fellow, 2004

Affiliations

Compass Medical
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