Dr. Sarandeep Makkar

Family Medicine
Cumming, GA
female

Locations

Office

Cumming, GA

Address

ISHWAR FAMILY MEDICINE, 6045 SOUTHARD TRACE , Cumming, GA
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About

Bio

I am board certified Family physician and have a practice in Cumming GA. I am both MD and DO and integrate Allopathic and Osteopathic medicine well. Originally a graduate from Medical School Amritsar in India , in 1988. And witth increased experience learned and believed Body heals itself and got interested in Osteopathy. I graduated From NYCOM in 2001 as DO. Did my residency at Maimonides medical center. NY. Also board certified in OMT. I see patients if all ages and have interest in diagnosing and treating a variety of acute and chronic problems. I am focused on prevention.

Specialties
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Family Medicine

Languages spoken

Hindi, Punjabi

Doctor Q&A

59 Answers
36 Agrees
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarandeep Makkar
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Wtloss and low cal d: Low cal diet plus burning out calories with exercise will help. Losing weight is all about how many calories you consume Vs how many calories you bur... Read More
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Amenorrhea : See your doctor for evaluation . Pregnancy is just one of many reasons of missed periods, Have another pregnancy test at the clinic and or if needed ... Read More
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Nipple discharge.: See your PCP. And get a mammogram.If there is no local trauma or any signs of infection, a bloody discharge from nipple may be a sign of something ser... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
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BC and weight: Depends on what birth control you are using. If you are using progesterone only or high progesterone will, you can gain weight and you also gain weigh... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
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Mid cycle bleeding .: You are mid cycle . Sometimes around your ovulation time , you can spot or bleed lightly.and that is normal.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
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Tonsillitis.: You may have Tonsillitis., however it could be either bacterial or viral and treatment may be different depending on that . The swollen neck glands ar... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
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Allergies: Normal no, but is common to have scratchy dry throat if you have allergies , now you may have started having post nasal drip which is causing some p... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
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Light headed: There could be a no of reasons depending on your medical history and physical limitations if any--which from your profile may be contributing . But se... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Sarandeep Makkar
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Post coutal bleeding: Depending on your age , there can be many reasons. Consider normal cycle if it is around that time, trauma during sexual intercourse , any chance were... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sarandeep Makkar
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Pregnancy?: Theoretically it is possible but it all depends on did the semen actually go in?Around what time in your cycle this mishap happened? If it happened ar... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
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Bump: Please have it checked and get tested for STD.some Std like Herpes can show up even much later specially when your immunity is down for any reason.Or... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
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High: High fiber diet can help treatment of IBS,Constipation,hemorrhoid . Diverticulitis.
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sarandeep Makkar
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Wisdom tooth pain: Wisdom teeth per se don't change your harmones . So donot give Mood swings. However people do get irritable and moody secondary to the pain which is a... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
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Rash: See your PCP to rule out shingles vs contact dermatitis and get treated accordingly.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sarandeep Makkar
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Pregnant??: Do a pregnancy test to rule it out; if not pregnant, just monitor for a few cycles. Sometimes cycles can change depending on your stress level and you... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sarandeep Makkar
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Gas: Probably Gas. Nothing to worry. As you start eating more , the gas will be passed and gurgling will stop.
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A 21-year-old male asked:
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Skin/hairHealth: Vit A.E.D.B6,Folic Acid. Mg,mn,zinc.try eating healthy nutritious diet and a multivitamin a day will help.
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sarandeep Makkar
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Allergies: You likely have Sinus drainage likely allergies .your post nasal drip is causing all the cough .
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sarandeep Makkar
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Ignore: Donot bile Nails .and while washing hands. Do wash thoroughly under the nails.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sarandeep Makkar
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Anxiety: Probably , if you had a physic exam and all is fine , you probably are reading too much of something which may be normal. Is thereany thing which mak... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sarandeep Makkar
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Vaginal discharge: No, discharge is not normal. Get tested for STD and UTI. But also do a pregnancy test. Good luck!
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarandeep Makkar
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Yes, work relTed lea: Occupational lead poisoning is the most common cause of lead poisoning in adults .the exposure to leads may come from handling lead batteries , lead b... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sarandeep Makkar
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Yellowing of eyes: Yellowing of the eyes is a sign of Jaundice.which usually comes from liver or Bile duct diseases. Smoking alone usually is not the cause . But please ... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
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Abd pain: Need more info . Are you constipated? Are you actually passing any gas or is it only giving you cramps?if u r able to pass gas and just constipated -i... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sarandeep Makkar
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Breast tenderness: Hormonal changes can give you these symptoms. Have our harmones levels checked, also have TSH checked.increase water intake, cutting down on chocolate... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sarandeep Makkar
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Left pelvic pain: There may be an ovarian cyst or you may have endometriosis -if you are having that sharp pain. Treatment depends upon proper diagnosis first. I recomm... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sarandeep Makkar
Specializes in Family Medicine
Ovarian cysts: Treatment of ovarian cyst depends on the size of the cyst. Small cysts usually are functional and will go away. But if cyst is bigger or getting bigge... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sarandeep Makkar
Specializes in Family Medicine
Normal variation : It is normal to have some variation in size. If it is not causing any symptoms, it is probably normal But if you are having any symptoms then get it ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Sarandeep Makkar
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Need more info: Need more info and or a pic of how it looks . But if it concerns you have it seen by your doctor.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sarandeep Makkar
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Pregnancy?: If no periods for a week. Repeat pregnancy test.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sarandeep Makkar
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Drinking postsurgery: If post surgery , you are taking any pain meds or sedatives, avoid drinking while on these meds.0
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sarandeep Makkar
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Foreign body.: Please go to your PCP or urgent care and have it removed . You may also need a course of antibiotics if infected.
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sarandeep Makkar
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Heart burn: Gall bladder is a storage organ for bile . Once Gall bladder is removed, bile starts to reflux , which gives heart burn. You may take Pepcid (famotidi... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sarandeep Makkar
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Sugar levels: Keep a check on your sugar levels .your sugars may be fluctuating rather quickly after eating . There may be a no of factors playing the role , for ex... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sarandeep Makkar
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Tonsillitis: If this is going on for 7 months , you have chronic tonsillitis . Your glands in the neck are trying to fight the infection. Please see ENT , likely y... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sarandeep Makkar
Specializes in Family Medicine
GERD/Gastritis: These symptoms are common in GERD and gastritis.you may also have infection in the stomach called H .Pylori. Please get tested for that.These are trea... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Sarandeep Makkar
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Possibly heart burn : Possibly heart burn or reflux, change diet. Avoid spicy foods , juices and sodas. Increase water intake.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sarandeep Makkar
Specializes in Family Medicine
Pregnancy: That depends, when did you have unprotected sex and if you have missed a period. But any doubts, do a Home pregnancy test.
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sarandeep Makkar
Specializes in Family Medicine
Hr after exercise: It depends how much you are in shape. Is it the first day of exercise after being not so active for a long time .and also what is your bSeline HR befo... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sarandeep Makkar
Specializes in Family Medicine
Avoiding Constipatio: Drink plenty of water at least 64 oz a day, eat more fruits and vegetables and salads.Apple Juice and Prune juice may help .Different kind of beans ar... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sarandeep Makkar
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Lethargy: I noticed you are taking Zoloft, (sertraline) Ativan and have a history of depression. Please see your doctor , your med dosage may need adjustment . ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sarandeep Makkar
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Med instructions: Yes, usually it is prescribed as Swish and swallow .take the prescribed amount usually 10 ml , and swish thoroughly for few sec to upto a min then sw... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sarandeep Makkar
Specializes in Family Medicine
Good: Good sources of fiber are different Beans, Pears,Sweet potatoes,greenPeas and Berries.
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A female asked:
Dr. Sarandeep Makkar
Specializes in Family Medicine
Bump: Don't be embarrassed. But have it checked by your physician. It could be just irritated skin or a small ingrown hair or a cyst or viral or bacterial ... Read More
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A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sarandeep Makkar
Specializes in Family Medicine
Warming up and cool: Increase water intake. Take ibuprofen with food. Stretching exercises . Always warm up and cool down on any exercises . Exercise only as tolerated, th... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sarandeep Makkar
Specializes in Family Medicine
Pregnant and spottin: She should immediately follow up with her OB. And be on bed rest until then.good luck!Better safe than sorry.
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sarandeep Makkar
Specializes in Family Medicine
Thyroid and wt loss: Thyroid harmones helps with metabolism. Low functioning thyroid can slow the metabolism Nd decrease weight and high dose of levothyroxine may have inc... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sarandeep Makkar
Specializes in Family Medicine
OTC anti fungal : Yes try Lotrimin (clotrimazole) over the counter cream or any other store brand antifungals.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sarandeep Makkar
Specializes in Family Medicine
Trace blood in urine: Sometimes trace blood is an indication of beginning of UTI. Simply increase your water intake to at least 64 oz of water a day and then in 2-3 weeks ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Sarandeep Makkar
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Hemorrhoid : May be you have hemorrhoid . Please see your PCP and have it looked at and he / she should be ane to prescribe something.
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Makkar is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Makkar is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Dec 31, 2014
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

New York Institute of Technology New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, NY
MD

Awards

2009,10, 11 patient choice award
patients choice award of 2012
Patient choice award 2013

Affiliations

AOA, ACOFP, AAFP,
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