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Dr. John Munshower

Family Medicine
PA
31 years experience male

Locations

Dr. John C. Munshower-MLHC

PA

Address

3855, West Chester Pike, PA
Directions

Fax

484-427-8020

Insurances accepted

BlueCross BlueShield

Medicare

No Value

Aetna

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Keystone Mercy Health Plan

Prudential

Aetna Life Insurance Company

Alliance Health

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Amerigroup

Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania

CHAMPUS

Cigna

CIGNA Health Care

HealthPartners

Independence Blue Cross Group

Medicaid

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About

Bio

Dr. Munshower is board certified in both Family Medicine and Geriatrics. He has been practicing medicine for over 20 years, and currently works in Newtown Square, PA. where he sees patients of all ages. He has received multiple awards and is consistently voted a TOP DOCTOR by his peers. He was voted the Delaware Counties number one doctor in Family Medicine as published in the Main Line Today magazine. In 2014 he was named the number one Doctor in the nation for Family Medicine, and was second overall for the TOP DOCTOR in the nation. He practices medicine by the Golden Rule-

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.

Family Medicine

Adolescent Medicine

Geriatrics

Pediatrics

Licenses

United States: Pennsylvania

Doctor Q&A

6.6K Answers
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Drug testing: It depends on the type of Drug test you are getting done. For example, basic Urine drug screens may be fine after 72 hours use, especially if you inc... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 31 years experience
No, do not ignore: Any time you have bleeding in your stool it's important to see your Dr. and get it evaluated. Especially since this has changed in color to dark thic... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Illness: The simple fact that you describe a "really bad ear ache and headache" should warrant a visit to the Doctor's office to be officially evaluated and pr... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 31 years experience
ED Issues: Not sure what your question is, but it appears you may have a type of Psychosomatic Erectile Dysfunction, which is fancy doctor talk for having diffic... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Flank Pain: Flank pain with some discomfort when urinating is questionable for a Urinary Tract infection, so it is best that you see a Doctor to be evaluated, exa... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Lymphnode: As long as the area is followed up properly, you should be ok. In other words, be sure to follow-up if the node does NOT go down. I am assuming the US... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 31 years experience
HMMMM?: Tough to say. See your Doctor as it could be a simple "heat rash" reaction from the hot water, or maybe a change in soap/shampoo is causing your reac... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 31 years experience
See the Dr.: Best to se the Dr. Sounds like you re getting a chronic folliculitis, which could be caused by shaving. Assuring you shave after showering, when you... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Mastitis?: Mastitis is a breast inflammation usually caused by infection. Mild cases may occur with breast feeding or around the time of breast feeding. The si... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Testing: Physicians and health care providers will order tests depending on your physical examination and symptoms you are having. It would be unlikely to si... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Get exam: Tough to say without an exam. Please see your Doctor and they should be able to differentiate between your back muscles and your lungs through a gene... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Cellulitis: If this is truly cellulitis, and there are streaks starting to form around the area, then you should get evaluated by a Doctor as you may need antibio... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 31 years experience
See the Doc: You can never go wrong by seeing the Doctor, who can evaluate the area, diagnose your condition and hopefully provide treatment and relief o the pain.... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Penis: The penis should be flaccid when not sexually aroused and/or erect. A flaccid penis is usually hanging down in a southernly direction. I suppose a s... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Dermatitis: Sounds like some inflammatory dermatitis you have. Try a steroid cream to start and get into the Dr. for an evaluation. best wishes.
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Doubtful&Doubtful: You probably strained your back muscles. Rest, use heat to the area, take some anti-inflammatory medication and call your Dr. for an exam. A slipped... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 31 years experience
That's ok: Some sperm will be f forcefully ejaculated and other peoples sperm will drip out. On occasion it can also shoot out for others and vice versa. Eithe... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 31 years experience
NONE: Hemorrhoids are painful, swollen veins in the lower portion of the rectum or anus. They should not be discharging mucus or pus unless you have an absc... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Infection: Sounds like you have an infection affecting the one side of your mouth. Get an examination to find out if it is viral or bacterial and if your need me... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Get eval!: As stated, he may have a concussion or rarely something more serious like an internal Sub Dural hematoma. etc. Get eval ASAP to be safe. good luck
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Most likely: The pregnancy tests are very accurate. Wait until you miss your period to check a preg test, as if your period arrives, you would not be pregnant and... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 31 years experience
CAll Dr.: At the least call the Dr. and give an update on her condition. It never hurts to see the Dr. since she is not improving, and may be developing an inf... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Well,....: I do not disagree that "smooching" is nice, but the same reason you would not want to shake hands with someone who just went to the bathroom and did n... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Low back pain: Is one of the most common reasons for Dr. visits. See the Dr. as there are many causes and treatments available to you, once properly diagnosed.
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A female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Get evaluation: Sex 3 days after your period would most likely not cause a pregnancy if your cycle is regular, as you ovulate mid-cycle (14 days before your period) s... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Well,...: Mid cycle is often when you ovulate (14 days before your period starts), so with unprotected sex, you may be pregnant. Not sure what the brown discha... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Viral illness: A viral disease (or viral infection) occurs when an organism's body is invaded by pathogenic viruses. Viruses are generally contagious. Depending on ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Tough to say: Unfortunately, rashes and lesions need to be examined in person to be able to tell what the most likely cause/diagnosis is. See your Dr. or the the GY... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 31 years experience
No: Humans do not shed hair as some species of animals do.
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Osteosponge: See the following link which is easy to read,...the bone marrow stem cells can be injected into a sponge matrix in the spinal area to aide in bone gro... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Ear issues: Without examining you, I can not tell you what is wrong, but I would be concerned for a possible ear infection. Get seen and properly evaluated and d... Read More
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A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Colonoscopy: A Colonoscopy is the gold standard for diagnosing any blood in the stool and abnormalities in the lower GI tract. See the GI Doctor now,...Best wishe... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 31 years experience
?peristalsis: Peristalsis is a radially symmetrical contraction and relaxation of muscles that propagates in a wave down a tube (the GI tract), in an anterograde di... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 31 years experience
I do not know: The only way to know what the lesion is that would be definitive is a biopsy.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Yes: Metformin/glucophage is a commonly prescribed medication for PCOS, and weight loss can be a possible benefit. See my TIPs on dealing with PCOS.. Bes... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Stacker 3: The primary active ingredient offered in Stacker 3 supplements is Chitosan, which metabolizes fat. Similar to many other weight loss drugs, Stacker 3 ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Nipples: It is normal for there to be slight variations in nipple size, BUT that being said, if the one feels swollen and tender to you, then it is best to hav... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Ranitidine: Ranitidine is in a group of drugs called histamine-2 blockers. Ranitidine works by reducing the amount of acid your stomach produces. In the ICU sett... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Hmmmm: Well, if you are overworked and not getting enough sleep at night, then your body may be telling you to nap. If you are getting adequate sleep and hav... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Sure: You can never go wrong having a pain evaluated. Good luck to you.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 31 years experience
I do not know: If you had unprotected sex during the time you ovulated, you may be. Check a pregnancy test after you miss you period and find out. Good luck.
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Avoid sugars: Avoid Sugars and Carbohydrates. The fruits you should avoid are of course those high in sugars and carbs such as : Grapes, bananas, watermelon, peache... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Tonsilar crypts: The holes you get in the tonsils are unfortunately common and will often capture food that gets stuck in there, turning into "tonsil stones" and causi... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 31 years experience
OK: Unfortunately, it is difficult to impossible to diagnose bumps, lesions, etc on the computer. If your Bump persists, then see your Dr. for an examina... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Will power: No magic answer. You realize what you should and should not be doing, so take the first step and stop buying the junk food so it is not around to tem... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Depends: Most Orthopedic surgeons are trained in all types of surgeries in the joint areas, however some may "specialize" and become more adept at doing one pr... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Ask your Tx Dr.: You need to ask your Treating Doctor as they will need to know for continuity of care that your medication is not working and then they can examine yo... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 31 years experience
No period: Certainly, the most common cause of a missed period is pregnancy, so if you did have sex months ago, be sure you are not pregnant. If not pregnant, t... Read More
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A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 31 years experience
See Dr. Get tested: See the Dr. and get fully evaluated with a Urinalysis with reflex to Culture & Sensitivity. That test will do further testing if you indeed have a... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Why?: If you want to get pregnant and would like to stop your BCP, then that would be a fine day to stop. If you are sexually active, and do not want to ge... Read More
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Testimonials
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Recommendations
5.2K
Thank you notes
Mar 26, 2014
Recommend Dr. Munshower with the highest accolades. His answers on Health Tap are thoughtful, caring and scientifically accurate. He possesses the ability to answer patients questions intelligently ...Read More
Nov 1, 2014
Most people spend more time shopping for a new car than they select a physician. It's important to find a physician you trust and feel comfortable with. Dr. John C. Munshower is the only one you need ...Read More
Dr. Vera Howland
Dec 2, 2012
I endorse this doctor. John is a very astute phsician and has a caring nature. I have worked on committees that he chairs and he is always very thorough and prepared. And, he puts his patients first, ...Read More
HealthTap member
This was very helpful. Thanks! Yes, I think it was caused by my abdominal muscles splitting in pregnancy as I have a 3 finger gap. I couldn't walk after birth for several months because of severe dsp....Read More
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This made me feel good. Thanks! only reason I ask about lung cancer,is I clear throat and then noticed the blood,I tasted blood before though,went to er three times lungs sound clear
HealthTap member
This made me feel good. Thanks! Thanks. Do you recommend hot compression to heal a black eye faster? I have a 4-5 day one. Er doc told me it doesn't help. Then other doc here say Yes

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Graduated 1991MD

Medical/Graduate school

University of Scranton
Graduated 1987MD

Medical/Graduate school

Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, PA
Graduated 1991MD

Residency

Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine Affilated Hospitals

Awards

Main Line Top Docs, Main Line Today Magazine
Intern of the Year-1991-1992, PCOM
AMA Physician Recognition Award

Affiliations

American Osteopathic Association
American Medical Association
Pennsylvania Osteopathic Medical Association

Publications

The Dizzy Patient
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