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Dr. Arthur Sands

Family Medicine
Fort Collins, CO
50 years experience male

Locations

Office

Fort Collins, CO

Address

1021 Robertson, Fort Collins, CO
Directions

Fax

(970) 482-3097

About

Bio

B.S. USMA West Point, NY GRE score 99%tile Science and Math portion MD U of Colorado Final exam (part 3) - National Board of Medical Examiners (end of internship) 92%tile Board Certified American Board of FP Fellow Royal Australian College of General Practitioners Sports - rugby 1965 - 1995 American football - 8 years skiing, tennis, biking) Hobbies - professional level jazz pianist and B&W photographer(medium & large format)

Specialties
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Family Medicine

Licenses

United States: Colorado

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

33 Answers
7 Agrees
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Sands
Family Medicine 50 years experience
Cystic lesion: Most likely an infected cystic lesion like a sebaceous cyst or could be an ingrown hair follicle - unlikely to be a malignant lesion but it would be ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Sands
Family Medicine 50 years experience
Possible factor: Cigarettes are linked to atherosclerosis which can be a factor in ED - however a person would not develop this after smoking until after a relatively... Read More
A 92-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Sands
Family Medicine 50 years experience
Blood exposure: Antibody testing for hep c was not developed until after its id in 1989 - many people who shared needles became infected as well as individuals who re... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Arthur Sands
Family Medicine 50 years experience
End of day: Blood pressure tends to be higher after stress exposure - if you spent a day exercising and relaxing, your BP may be lower - of if taken at the end of... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Sands
Family Medicine 50 years experience
Try a Neck Pro: Neck pro is an ingenious cerivical traction device developed by an er doc for his neck pain (usually the result of cervical disk disease or osteoarthr... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Sands
Family Medicine 50 years experience
See full answer: Do you sleep well at night? Advise complete physical exam with standard labs to include CBC (r/o anemia), TSH (thyroid problems) vit d3 levels (most ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Sands
Family Medicine 50 years experience
Safe but not healthy: Soda has way too many calories and for unknown reasons diet sodas also contribute to weight associated problems.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Sands
Family Medicine 50 years experience
Possibly: If you are taking too much synthroid (thyroxine) you could develop these symptoms of hyperthyroidism - you should have your physician check your thyro... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Arthur Sands
Family Medicine 50 years experience
Not a good idea: Recommended dose of this antihistamine 25 mg. "Doxylamine, a first-generation antihistamine, is identified in the Beers Criteria as a potentially ina... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Sands
Family Medicine 50 years experience
Could be serious: "Long-acting beta2-adrenergic agonists (LABAs), such as formoterol, one of the active ingredients in mometasone/formoterol (Dulera), increase the risk... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arthur Sands
Family Medicine 50 years experience
Brown rice better: High carbohydrate intake is associated with multiple medical problems - obesity, metabolic syndrome, elevated blood glucose levels, etc it's better to... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Sands
Family Medicine 50 years experience
Multiple causes: Difficult question - most problems of frequent urination are not caused by neurological causes - overactive bladder (oab) - is a general problem with ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Sands
Family Medicine 50 years experience
See your doc: Multiple causes for nausea - ? Pregnancy, diabetes, hepatitis, etc you need a thorough evaluation with history, physical exam, basic lab evaluation.
A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Sands
Family Medicine 50 years experience
Multiple causes: Most individuals have occasional irregular heart beats - this can be entirely benign or a serious cardiac condition - you need to have a thorough eval... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Sands
Family Medicine 50 years experience
No fever with molars: The predominant view of most pediatricians is that molar development does not cause a fever and certainly not over 102 - good idea to contact your dr.... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Sands
Family Medicine 50 years experience
Exercise: Execise 3-4 times per week - if you're healthy add intervals.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Sands
Family Medicine 50 years experience
Does it hurt ?: If this has not changed in size or has tenderness, I doubt this is a problem. An XR would rule out anything unusual.
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arthur Sands
Family Medicine 50 years experience
See your PCP: Pcp = primary care provider. There are multiple causes of low back. The first step is to get a medical evaluation. Most back pain is due to muscle spa... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Sands
Family Medicine 50 years experience
?MRI done: Large disc herniations with neurological signs or symptoms may require surgery - an MRI can give a good idea of the prognosis - most disc herniations ... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arthur Sands
Family Medicine 50 years experience
Unlikely: highly unlikely unless you have had other sexual encounters, check a pregnany test to test and reasure yourself
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Sands
Family Medicine 50 years experience
Try Voltaren (diclofenac) gel: Apply voltaren (diclofenac) gel to the area of tenderness - cover the gel with Saran wrap to enhance absorption and keep the gel from being absorbed b... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arthur Sands
Family Medicine 50 years experience
Immune system : Immunity to a disease is conferred by exposure to an antigen (virus, bacteria, or vaccine which is derived from the infectious agent) - mothers pass o... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Arthur Sands
Family Medicine 50 years experience
Certainly: no reason that it would not be accurate
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Sands
Family Medicine 50 years experience
Symptoms gone ?: If you have no further symptoms (I presume you used this for a vaginal yeast infection), probably no need for further treatment. Drug expiration dates... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arthur Sands
Family Medicine 50 years experience
Remove it: Unlikely to be anything serious but I have found it best to totally remove abnormal lesions....if for no other reason than peace of mind :-)
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Sands
Family Medicine 50 years experience
Relaxation exercises: Exercise daily, mediterranean diet. Relaxation response by h benson md (harvard prof) excellent book still in print after 25 years
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Sands
Family Medicine 50 years experience
Medical or surgical: Agressive medical therapy has been shown to be a better rx than stents or endarterectomy unless there is severe obstruction - greater than 80% - also ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arthur Sands
Family Medicine 50 years experience
May not be acid: The differential causes of abdominal pain are multiple - you are self diagnosing stomach acid - ? Other causes such as heart disease, esophageal spasm... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Sands
Family Medicine 50 years experience
Exercise,relaxation: Replace a bad habit with some good ones like exercise, meditation. Eft (google this for more information) is very effective for resolving addictions ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Sands
Family Medicine 50 years experience
Unfortunately no: Starvation diets cause substantial reduction of your metabolic rate - 1 lb a week is a reasonable goal - weigh frequently (daily) - increase your exer... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Sands
Family Medicine 50 years experience
Possibly: If you are taking too much thyroid hormone you could develop these symptoms of hyperthyroidism - you should have your physician check your thyroid lev... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Sands
Family Medicine 50 years experience
See your primary MD: Recommend hiv, syphilis blood tests and urine test for gc and chlamydia avoid unprotected sex although this does not give you %100 protection.
A female asked:
Dr. Arthur Sands
Family Medicine 50 years experience
Unknown: No reported studies on cocaine's effect on birth control but cocaine use during pregnancy is definitely hazardous to the infant's normal development d... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Sands is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Sands is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you Dr Sands, I will look for that product on Amazon!!!!
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine, CO
MD

Residency

Internship Wilford Hall Medical Center San Antonio ,TX

Awards

Top Doctor, Second Place, the Fort Collins Region - Spring
2017
Top Family Physician, Third Place, Colorado - Spring
2017
Top Doctor, Second Place, the Fort Collins Region - Fall
2017
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