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Dr. Martin Bress

Internal Medicine
Hollister, CA
51 years experience male

Locations

Office

Hollister, CA

Address

930 Sunnyslope Rd. B-1, Hollister, CA
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 8amam - 1:00pm
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Insurances accepted

Anthem BC Life & Health Insurance Company

Aetna Life Insurance Company

Blue Cross of California

Blue Shield of California

Cigna

United HealthCare Insurance Company

About

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

Cardiology

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

189 Answers
5 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Bress
Internal Medicine 51 years experience
See below: A diet rich in antioxidants is thought to have a beneficial effect in reducing cardiovascular disease. Interestingly antioxidant supplements in pill f... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Martin Bress
Internal Medicine 51 years experience
See the Doctor: If you are having increasing asthma symptoms your medical program needs revision. Are you taking a controller medicine (steroid inhaler) as well as a ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Bress
Internal Medicine 51 years experience
See the Doctor ASAP: Your question raises possibility of cellulitis and possible early gangrene. It needs expert attention right away! he may need intravenous antibiotics... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Bress
Internal Medicine 51 years experience
In moderation.: The secret is moderation which for some folks is challenging. You should meet with a nutritionist and go on th web site of the american diabetes assoc... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Bress
Internal Medicine 51 years experience
Probably not.: Why are you and your girlfriend not using a reliable form of contraception? Go see the doctor to explore better alternatives.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Bress
Internal Medicine 51 years experience
Controlled: Diabetic retinopathy can be controlled with laser therapy. To prevent progression of retinopathy it is essential that average blood sugar be optimized... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Bress
Internal Medicine 51 years experience
Yes: If it's due to MRSA ( methicillin resistant staph aureus).
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Bress
Internal Medicine 51 years experience
It depends: Your bmi is 18.9 kg/m2 which is at the lower range of normal for your height. Have you lost a lot of weight? Are you feeling well. Do you have loss o... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Bress
Internal Medicine 51 years experience
ROUND FACIAL FEATURE: Round facial appearance due to excess cortisone usually given to treat a chronic inflammatory disease. Rarely due to a adrenal gland tumor.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Bress
Internal Medicine 51 years experience
Very rare.: Gallstones can cause infection which could result in septic shock. Usually that could be treated with antibiotics and surgery. Cancer of the gallbladd... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Bress
Internal Medicine 51 years experience
See below: Pheochromocytoma is a tumor of the adrenal gland. These tumors release chemicals called catecholamines which can cause high blood pressure, headaches,... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Bress
Internal Medicine 51 years experience
No.: To decrease your risk of developing coronary artery disease don't smoke. Exercise. Be sure your blood pressure is normal and avoid being overweight. I... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Bress
Internal Medicine 51 years experience
See below: The pulse pressure is the systolic pressure minus the diastolic pressure. It often rises with aging. The problem is usually high systolic pressure wh... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Bress
Internal Medicine 51 years experience
Get checked.: You should be evaluated with a history and physical exam. In addition an ekg and perhaps a 24hour recording (holter monitor) would be useful to charac... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Bress
Internal Medicine 51 years experience
It depends.: Delta waves are present in patients with wolf-parkinson-white syndrome (wpw). This condition can be associated with rapid arrhytmias. In some patients... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Bress
Internal Medicine 51 years experience
See below: Diet, exercise and weight loss are often helpful. The optimal level of LDL depends on the presence of coronary artery disease or the existence of othe... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Bress
Internal Medicine 51 years experience
Neither.: Caduet is a combination drug containing Lipitor (atorvastatin) plus the blood pressure drug amlodipine. Both drugs are now available in generic form a... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Bress
Internal Medicine 51 years experience
See below: The highest risk of restenosis is during the first month after stent placement. The risk of restenosis of drug eluting stents is about 10% vs bare met... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Bress
Internal Medicine 51 years experience
See below: Insulin resistance occurs in patients who have abdominal obesity. It often results in the development of diabetes because circulating Insulin is less ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Bress
Internal Medicine 51 years experience
Nothing!: The most common symptoms of high blood pressure are no symptoms. The only way to check out your blood pressure is to have it measured. By the time peo... Read More
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Bress
Internal Medicine 51 years experience
No.: Chest pain can be common in teenagers and usually is not a sign of a serious issue. It may be due to inflammation of the cartilages that connect the r... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Bress
Internal Medicine 51 years experience
See below.: Hyperlipidemia refers to elevated cholesterol and/or elevated triglycerides and low HDL (good cholesterol). These abnormalities are important becaus... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Bress
Internal Medicine 51 years experience
Seek help: If your reading is accurate, a blood pressure that high is a medical emergency. You should seek medical attention immediately! bring your machine with... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Bress
Internal Medicine 51 years experience
Low: Slow heart rates that do not cause symptoms such as fainting or low blood pressure usually are not a problem. Trained athletes are noted to often have... Read More
A 16-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Bress
Internal Medicine 51 years experience
See below: All patients with atrial fibrillation should be placed on anticoagulants to decrease the risk of blood clots from the atrium. Drugs like warfarin or t... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Bress
Internal Medicine 51 years experience
See below: A sestamibi stress test is used to detect decreases in blood to the heart muscle during exercise or chemical "stress." such decreases in flow may indi... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Bress
Internal Medicine 51 years experience
3 months: If your results have been in good range 3 months is fine. The glycohemoglobin test (a1c) reflects your average blood sugar for the previous 90 days.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Bress
Internal Medicine 51 years experience
See below.: Cardiac rehab is usually recommended for patients who have had heart attacks, angioplasty & stents or bypass surgery. Usually a referral is made by th... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Bress
Internal Medicine 51 years experience
No: Endocarditis usually means that an infection has occurred on a valve. Usually these are do to bacteria and require intravenous antibiotics for an exte... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Bress
Internal Medicine 51 years experience
No: Athlete's foot is a fungal infection and requires special medication usually applied directly to the involved toes. Only if secondary bacterial infect... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Bress
Internal Medicine 51 years experience
You feel fine.: The most common symptom of high blood pressure is nothing! patients tend to feel fine. By the time you develop headaches, chest pain or shortness of b... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Bress
Internal Medicine 51 years experience
It depends.: Bypass surgery helps to enhance blood flow to the heart muscle. It doesn't cure the disease. Prognosis depends on the extent of heart damage which may... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Bress
Internal Medicine 51 years experience
Yes: Ischemia refers to inadequate blood flow to the heart or other organs. Various techniques such as angioplasty and stents or surgical bypass operations... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Bress
Internal Medicine 51 years experience
See below: Hypertension or high blood pressure is a major cause of stroke. It is also a major risk factor for development of coronary artery disease and congesti... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Bress
Internal Medicine 51 years experience
See below.: In the past rheumatic fever was an important cause of valvular heart disease. Today ageing is a common cause of valvular disease such as aortic stenos... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Bress
Internal Medicine 51 years experience
Medically: Medical treatment is the most important. Drugs to lower cholesterol and treat elevated blood pressure are essential. Aspirin and other anti-clotting d... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Bress
Internal Medicine 51 years experience
Rhythm disturbances.: Cardioversion is an electronic technique used to convert an abnormal rhythm back to a normal one. The procedure is performed in a hospital under light... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Martin Bress
Internal Medicine 51 years experience
Absolutely not!: Family history is only one of the risk factors for atherosclerosis. Get your cholesterol and blood sugar checked. Have your blood pressure measured. D... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Bress
Internal Medicine 51 years experience
See below: In the past it was sometimes used for treatment of benign prostate enlargement. In a patient with normal blood pressure it could result in low blood p... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Bress
Internal Medicine 51 years experience
One: It is usually recommended to take one nitro tab under the tongue for chest pain (angina) and repeat at five minute intervals x 2 if pain persists. If ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Bress
Internal Medicine 51 years experience
Nope: This is a real challenge. Management should be centered on weight loss and increased physical activity at least 30 minutes daily. Use of whole grains ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Bress
Internal Medicine 51 years experience
A biomarker: Measurement of troponin t is used to help make the diagnosis of myocardial infarction (heart attack). The chemical leaks from damaged heart muscle and... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Bress
Internal Medicine 51 years experience
It varies.: Complications can develop after 7- 10 years. Complications are related to the average blood sugar level as monitored by the glycohemoglobin level (a1c... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Bress
Internal Medicine 51 years experience
See below: This could be a side effect of sumatriptan or related to the dosage.Talk to your prescribing doctor!
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Bress
Internal Medicine 51 years experience
See below: Rash, depression, signs of infection, chest pain, dizziness, loss of appetite, bleeding and vomiting among others.
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Bress
Internal Medicine 51 years experience
Sometimes: Daily Aspirin at 325mg/day can cause gastritis and bleeding from the stomach. Many experts recommend the high dose for the first month and then 81mg d... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Bress
Internal Medicine 51 years experience
See below: Cor pulmonale implies right sided heart failure due to lung disease. There are other causes of right heart failure the most common of which is left he... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Bress
Internal Medicine 51 years experience
No.: Norvasc is brand name amlodipine which is used to treat hypertension. If a patient was pregnant a different medicine might be advised. The drug has be... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Bress
Internal Medicine 51 years experience
See below: Metoprolol is a beta blocker used to treat hypertension, coronary artery disease during an acute heart attack or for treatment of angina and congestiv... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Bress is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Bress is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thank you so much!!! He is going to the cardiologist next week. Are there any specific questions he should ask?
HealthTap member
thanks,I see my diabetes doctor tomorrow and get medication for high bloodpressure.got the symptoms for over a year.also have diabetes 2.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Very helpful! it ruins my days when I get woken up like this :(

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Boston University School of Medicine, MA
Graduated 1971MD

Residency

Boston University
Completed 1976

Awards

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