Dr. J. patrick Tokarz

Family Medicine
Alexandria, VA
male

Locations

Office

Alexandria, VA

Address

Northern Virginia Family Practice Associates, 4401 Ford Ave, Suite 250, Alexandria, VA
Directions

About

Bio

The founder of N.V.Family Practice Associates , Dr. Tokarz grew up in Tennessee,where he developed his love of conservation and the outdoors. Education in Connecticut , California , Pennsylvania , and Virginia broadened his appreciation for the wide diversity of geography and cultures that contribute to the complexity of his patient's experiences.

Specialties
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Family Medicine

Licenses

United States: Virginia

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

255 Answers
670 Agrees
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. patrick Tokarz
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NO: Hepatitis b is a dna virus which will infect its host regardless of race. However, this virus is passed through blood and vaginal or seminal fluids, ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
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Worse: Many patients with MS fell worse in the heat.
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Yes: We don't always recognize the problem however, .
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A 19-year-old member asked:
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Continue: Exercising earlier in the day has been shown to boost metabolism and weight loss more than later in the day, but exercise anytime is better than none... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
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Mabye: He should get immediate attention in an er. The dr there can best judge what impact this will have on him [and your relationship].
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A member asked:
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Yes: We don't always recognize the problem however, see your primary provider to further evaluate.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
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Mabye: It depends. If she is otherwise in good health, she should do well . If she has a high fever, feels weak or short of breath or can't keep down liquids... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
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Fresh air: If the condition is mild then geting away from the source of co and getting lots of clean air is the best treatment.Please see your primary provider i... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. J. patrick Tokarz
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Probably: Just don't eat what you see !
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A 42-year-old member asked:
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CANCER: Please see your primary care physician. Blood in the stool has many causes the most severe being cancer or tumor formation. Seeing as you are also c... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
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Privacy: Patients with diabetes may need privacy to check their blood sugars or give themselves Insulin injections. They should also have the opportunity to e... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
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Exercise: First.See your primary care provider to be sure of the proper diagnosis. Then be sure to take prescription exactly as prescribed. Stretching exercise... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
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Exercise: First.See your primary care provider to be sure of the proper diagnosis. Then be sure to take prescription exactly as prescribed. Stretching exercise... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. patrick Tokarz
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Exercise: First.See your primary care provider to be sure of the proper diagnosis. Then be sure to take prescription exactly as prescribed. Stretching exercise... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
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Esophagus: After a bypass your stomach can only hold a small amount of food or liquid . Any excess stays in the esophagus . It isn't supposed to be there so the... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. J. patrick Tokarz
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Less: A balance of fresh whole foods in the amount that helps you gradually approach your ideal wt is a healty diet.
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A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. patrick Tokarz
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Mabye: Burning after sex that is prevented by lubrication probably means that you are not making enough lubricating fluid yourself and the friction of sex is... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
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Vasaline: Coating your feet in vasaline or crisco before bed twice a week should soften them nicely, if not see your primary provider to further evaluate
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A 31-year-old member asked:
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Probably: These tests are extremely accurate. Congratulations ! see your personal provider for further evaluation.
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A 69-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. patrick Tokarz
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Wet or dry: Most rashes @ mouth are caused by excess moisture. Keep the area dry. Try not to lick the area.See your personal provider for further evaluation.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. patrick Tokarz
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Injury: If your knee hurts fopr a short time, under a month, it is probably an accute injury and will get better with rest . If longer it may be arthritis. S... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. patrick Tokarz
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Your doctor.: Premature ventricular contractions[pvcs] can happen at rest or with activity. Many of my patients notice them when they are quiet or slowing down at ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. patrick Tokarz
Specializes in Family Medicine
Broken bone: His elbow bones are broken.Please see your primary provider if this condition doesn't improve.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. patrick Tokarz
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YES: Avoid jaring the head or neck.Exercise should be smooth and slow.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
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No: Not unless the tap is infected.
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A 27-year-old member asked:
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Resistance: Everyone gets colds and flu but symptoms can persist if resistance is low from fatigue , allergies, vitamin deficiency or chronic illnes.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
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Swelling: An allergic reaction to foods can cause swelling in the nose and tongue resulting in these symptoms.See your personal provider for further evaluation.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
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Possibly: Anxiety can cause excess cortisol, os adrenaline secretion which can cause a number of symptoms, including dizziness, lightheadedness, rapid heart bea... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
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Exercise helps HT: Walking on a treadmill or any other exercise that causes you to breath faster and more deeply and gets your heartrate[pulse] up will elevate your BP d... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. patrick Tokarz
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Recovery: The less invasive surgery is, the faster the recovery and the less chance of complications.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. patrick Tokarz
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Recovery: The less invasive surgery is, the faster the recovery and the less chance of complications.First.See your primary care provider to be sure of the prop... Read More
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A member asked:
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Yes: Almost any irritant can trigger migraines.
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A 20-year-old member asked:
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Yes: Your tissues and vaginal area are still healing and need another week or two to fully heal . Good luckj.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
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Pull over /close eye: If you fall asleep when you pull over and close your eyes you are too sleepy to drive first.See your primary care provider to be sure of the proper... Read More
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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. J. patrick Tokarz
Specializes in Family Medicine
Probably: When a nerve is pinched it can cause a variety of symptoms including a burning aching or shooting pain down the arm into the hand . It can also make y... Read More
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. patrick Tokarz
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CANCER: Please see your primary care physician. Blood in the stool has many causes the most severe being cancer or tumor formation. Seeing as you are also c... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. patrick Tokarz
Specializes in Family Medicine
Yes: Tendonitis is an overuse syndrome and can come anytime a tendon is used repetitively or with too much force. Tennis elbow is the classic example . Tre... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. patrick Tokarz
Specializes in Family Medicine
Soon: Once the swelling is gone. About a week.See your personal provider for further evaluation.
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. J. patrick Tokarz
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Yes: . Try not to lick the area.See your personal provider for further evaluation.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. patrick Tokarz
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Consult w/ primary: There are many causes for muscle cramps, but given your age and the fact that you're working in heat, my first thought would be dehydration or an elec... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. J. patrick Tokarz
Specializes in Family Medicine
Yes: We don't always recognize the problem however, see your primary provider to further evaluate.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. patrick Tokarz
Specializes in Family Medicine
Dairy: Dairy, bananas and seeds can be constipating and should be eaten in moderation with plenty of fluids and fiber in the diet as well.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. patrick Tokarz
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Many things: There are several conditions that can cause the symptoms that you described. Although some may be benign, there are others that should be treated. I s... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. patrick Tokarz
Specializes in Family Medicine
Soon: Once the swelling is gone. About a week.See your personal provider for further evaluation.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. patrick Tokarz
Specializes in Family Medicine
LIFE: Spray saline into your nostrils frequently to flush out allergens and irritants. You will get the best care in a long term relationship with a provide... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. patrick Tokarz
Specializes in Family Medicine
Mabye: You will get the best care in a long term relationship with a provider who knows you over time. Discuss this with that provider.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. patrick Tokarz
Specializes in Family Medicine
Ask nicely: Spray saline into your nostrils frequently to flush out allergens and irritants. You will get the best care in a long term relationship with a provide... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. patrick Tokarz
Specializes in Family Medicine
Yes: It could be a pulled muscle, or enlarged lymph nodes from an infection. Keep the area dry. Try not to lick the area.See your personal provider for fur... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. patrick Tokarz
Specializes in Family Medicine
Ask nicely: Spray saline into your nostrils frequently to flush out allergens and irritants. You will get the best care in a long term relationship with a provide... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. patrick Tokarz
Specializes in Family Medicine
Probably not: There are many causes for muscle cramps, but given your age and the fact that you're working in heat, my first thought would be dehydration or an elec... Read More
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Testimonials
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Jul 13, 2013
a Great Doc!
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Sep 5, 2021
Hello doc. My name is annu doc. Can you tell my CBC report monocytes 10.90 basophils is 0.01 n I have a ovary cyst problem doc can you please tell
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Tokarz is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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this gave me the most specific answer to what I was seeking even though I didn't clarify it. I knew about the best need to get a sample, but knew there was some time to wait and you gave me the time ...Read More
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Saw him, but the sore was mostly healed in less than a week and he couldn't see it when he looked. :( Maybe next time. Waiting for a possible diagnosis is difficult, but I'll keep trying.
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You mixed me up with someone else's question. I don't have a musdle cramp or work in the heat. But thanks anyway.laura p

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Tennessee College of Medicine, TN
MD

Awards

AOA,Best Doctors in America
Top Doctor, Third Place, Arlington Region, VA - Summer
2013
Most Influential, Second Place, Arlington Region, VA - Summer
2013

Affiliations

AMA,AAFP,MDVIP,

Publications

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