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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 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. patrick Tokarz
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Probably: Contact your primary provider and be sure. You have to rid the house of the bugs or they will come back.
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A 48-year-old female asked:
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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 52-year-old female asked:
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Fluids: 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 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. patrick Tokarz
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Mabye: 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 male asked:
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Trauma: probably rubbed raw from certain clothes. Treat w/ OTC cortisone cream and wear loose clothes for awhile.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
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Scabies: Look up scabies and see if it sounds like what you have . If so there are over the counter meds that might clear it up . If not see a healthcare provi... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
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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 female asked:
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Ptobably: If the bleeding stops it was probably mild trauma.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
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Complications: Women who are prone to forming blood clots may have a hard time carrying a pregnancy. Blood clots can cause complications for the fetus because of int... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
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NOT Hot: Heat can make symptoms worse.
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A 23-year-old member 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 31-year-old member asked:
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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 42-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 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 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. patrick Tokarz
Specializes in Family Medicine
Hydration: Switch to a lighter moisturizer tha dosn't leave a greasy feeling and use it after every handwashing.
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A 40-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 42-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 39-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 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. patrick Tokarz
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Spasm: The esophagus is very muscular to move food from your mouth o your stomach . Sometimes these muscles cramp up into a spasm , which causes a severe pai... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. patrick Tokarz
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Probably: A long walk in the heat can can make you dehydrated . The sdden increase in sugar and caffeine from a coke can also make you feel light headed or di... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
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Possibly: Sores in the mouth could be from a viral infection , a burn, trauma , or vitamin deficiency. I would discuss this with your primary provider who diag... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
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Spin or faint?: A feeling that the room is spinning when moving your head could be vertigo. Feeling faint when you bend over and then straighten up could be positiona... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. patrick Tokarz
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Lots: Avoid triggers. Take meds at first sign of headache. Nsaids or tryptans work well.See your personal provider for further evaluation.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. patrick Tokarz
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Soon.: Once the swelling is gone. About a week.See your personal provider for further evaluation.
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A 92-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. patrick Tokarz
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Wet: Most rashes 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 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. patrick Tokarz
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Avoidance: Keep poisons away from kids.
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. patrick Tokarz
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Also helpful: 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 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. patrick Tokarz
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Yes: Scarlet fever is caused by a strep infection that can be contagious to anyone in contact.
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A member asked:
Dr. J. patrick Tokarz
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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 member asked:
Dr. J. patrick Tokarz
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Yes: We don't always recognize the problem however, .
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A member asked:
Dr. J. patrick Tokarz
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Yes: We don't always recognize the problem however, .
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A member asked:
Dr. J. patrick Tokarz
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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 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. patrick Tokarz
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Mabye: Ulcers can bleed and be very serious. Please see your primary provider to be further evaluated..
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. patrick Tokarz
Specializes in Family Medicine
Cause: First find out the cause [allergies, infection, polyps, etc.] then the treatment should be directed towards the cause not the symptoms.
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A member 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 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. patrick Tokarz
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ABDOMEN: Rotating sites @ abdomen and thighs.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
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O: Most clinical trials provide all testing and treatments at no cost to the participants. Thanks for helping science progress.
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A 55-year-old female 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 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. patrick Tokarz
Specializes in Family Medicine
Yes: Exercise, diet, sleep.Checkups with medical provider.
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. patrick Tokarz
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Mabye: About one third of people will have a heart murmur at some time in their lives or under certain conditions. The great majority of these will be "benig... Read More
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A 39-year-old member 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 member asked:
Dr. J. patrick Tokarz
Specializes in Family Medicine
Cause: See your personal provider to further evaluate the cause. Cardiac, muscular or intestinal are the most common causes.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. patrick Tokarz
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Meditation: Meditation, please see your primary provider if this condition doesn't improve.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. patrick Tokarz
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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 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. patrick Tokarz
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Yes: Diabetes can make any infection more likely and more complicated.
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A member asked:
Dr. J. patrick Tokarz
Specializes in Family Medicine
Mabye: 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
Nothing: A bump at the end of your sternum is probably your xlphoid proccess. A normal bone that many people discover for the first time when they feel around... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. patrick Tokarz
Specializes in Family Medicine
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 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. patrick Tokarz
Specializes in Family Medicine
See provider: 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 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. patrick Tokarz
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WATER: Hydrate well before you exercise.
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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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