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Dr. Victor Nwanguma

Primary Care, Infectious Disease
PUEBLO, CO
22 years experience male

Locations

Infectious Disease Specialist Of S. Colorado

PUEBLO, CO

Address

2001 LAKE AVE, PUEBLO, CO, United States
Directions

My office hours

Thursday: 10am - 4:00pm
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Fax

8887191380

Insurances accepted

Aetna

Medicare

Cigna

Humana Insurance Company

Medicaid

Kaiser Permanente Insurance Company

UnitedHealthcare

Summit Health - Infectious Disease

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About

Bio

Dr. Victor Nwanguma, is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Infectious diseases (or communicable diseases). He completed his medical training from University of Bologna, (Italy), and University of Tennessee (USA). His areas of interest are to diagnosed and treat illnesses caused by microorganisms or germs. He has over 20 years experience in the medical field, both nationally and internationally. Speaks several languages, including French and Italian. Looking forward to assisting you with your medical needs.

Specialties
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Infectious Disease

Internal Medicine

Licenses

United States: Colorado, Indiana, Oregon, Tennessee

Languages spoken

English, Italian

Doctor Q&A

211 Answers
144 Agrees
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Victor Nwanguma
Infectious Disease 22 years experience
It can be: There are many different causes of fever. A fever that high and if it last for a long time (more than 12-24 hours) can be very dangerous for your hea... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Victor Nwanguma
Infectious Disease 22 years experience
More info needed: How was the typhoid diagnosed? After 10 injections of monocef (how many milligram did you receive?), if it was typhoid, the fever should be getting be... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Victor Nwanguma
Infectious Disease 22 years experience
Yes: if untreated, in rare situation, it can progress to kidney infection.
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A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Victor Nwanguma
Infectious Disease 22 years experience
Not enough info: A positive cytomegalovirus IGg Antibody means you have had cytomegalovirus infection sometime in the past (like the majority of people living on this ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Victor Nwanguma
Infectious Disease 22 years experience
HIV prevention.: Today, more tools than ever are available to prevent HIV. In addition to limiting your number of sexual partners, never sharing needles, and using con... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Victor Nwanguma
Infectious Disease 22 years experience
Every 6 hours: 4 times a day equals every 6 hours. (Every 4 hours will end up being 6 times a day, which can be too much)
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Victor Nwanguma
Infectious Disease 22 years experience
No, but it depends: Most of the time nothing major will happen, if "it was just an anti-biotic" taken once. Some medications can have serious consequences if take errone... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Victor Nwanguma
Infectious Disease 22 years experience
Yes: Most of the time it can be cured, with appropriate antibiotics.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Victor Nwanguma
Infectious Disease 22 years experience
Yes: At the recommended dose, it should be safe during pregnancy
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Victor Nwanguma
Infectious Disease 22 years experience
It depends: on many factors; 1. do you also have fever, body aches or any other symptoms? 2. how bad or extensive is the cellulitis?; 3. where is the cellulitis... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Victor Nwanguma
Infectious Disease 22 years experience
Possibly: It is possible that they are caused by the same bacteria, usually staphylococcus.
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Victor Nwanguma
Infectious Disease 22 years experience
No: Herpes type 1 and herpes type 2 are different types of viruses, even though they can both cause similar illnesses. So tw... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Victor Nwanguma
Infectious Disease 22 years experience
Antibiotics: Strep throat usually response to appropriate antibiotic.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Victor Nwanguma
Infectious Disease 22 years experience
See your doctor: There are many different types of parasites that can cause infections and they have different treatments. Your doctor (or an infectious disease specia... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Victor Nwanguma
Infectious Disease 22 years experience
Multiple: Some men with gonorrhea may have no symptoms at all. However, men who do have symptoms, may have: - A burning sensation when urinating; - A white, yel... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Victor Nwanguma
Infectious Disease 22 years experience
Depends: It may or it may not be necessary, depends on what you use it for. (It usually used to treat certain types of infection).
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Victor Nwanguma
Infectious Disease 22 years experience
Blood test: Speak to your doctor to test you for hepatitis virus.
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Victor Nwanguma
Infectious Disease 22 years experience
No: From what you wrote, I see no indication for a brain scan. You may need a routine physical examination, (not a routine brain scan for no reason). Spe... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Victor Nwanguma
Infectious Disease 22 years experience
No: That will be very unusual. Hydrocodone is not used as a blood thinner.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Victor Nwanguma
Infectious Disease 22 years experience
NO: Unfortunately, there is no fast cure. It is usually a chronic illness. Some may eventually be cured, but it is difficult to predict at the onset who ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Victor Nwanguma
Infectious Disease 22 years experience
Depends: Depends on many factor; severity, location, other comobidities etc
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Victor Nwanguma
Infectious Disease 22 years experience
It depends: On the type and severity of the pneumonia.
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Victor Nwanguma
Infectious Disease 22 years experience
Antibiotic: Use for the treatment of many infections caused by bacteria.
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A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Victor Nwanguma
Infectious Disease 22 years experience
No: You cannot get AIDS or hepatitis from touching urine.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Victor Nwanguma
Infectious Disease 22 years experience
Most likely: If the rashes have completely resolve and you have no other symptoms, then it was not due to secondary syphilis. Since you have concern about syphili... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Victor Nwanguma
Infectious Disease 22 years experience
Yes: Especially if not treated appropriately.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Victor Nwanguma
Infectious Disease 22 years experience
Yes: If you have a normal body weight, a normal healthy life style is ok. (few mins of exercise each day and avoid diet with high fat content).
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Victor Nwanguma
Infectious Disease 22 years experience
NO: But it can kill you if not treated correctly.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Victor Nwanguma
Infectious Disease 22 years experience
Shingles: You may be having herpes 1 or 2 infection (outbreaks) and not shingles. If indeed you have had shingles x 3 in less than a year, you may want to see a... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Victor Nwanguma
Infectious Disease 22 years experience
Yes: Safe to take both medication if indicated and you are not allergic to either of them. They don't interact with each other
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Victor Nwanguma
Infectious Disease 22 years experience
STDs: What you described sounds like a sexually transmitted infection. You will need to see a doctor or healthcare provider to be evaluated and test for STD... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Victor Nwanguma
Infectious Disease 22 years experience
Yes: They have received training for that and usually capable of putting an epidural.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Victor Nwanguma
Infectious Disease 22 years experience
HPV: Yes, you can donate blood. HPV infection is not a contraindication for blood donation, (at least in this part of the world). We usually don't ch... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Victor Nwanguma
Infectious Disease 22 years experience
Infection: One possibility is that you may have something else other than yeast infection that does not response to diflucan. See your doctor.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Victor Nwanguma
Infectious Disease 22 years experience
Yes: It is highly recommended that he quits smoking.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Victor Nwanguma
Infectious Disease 22 years experience
No: Not yet, but some great scientist are working hard behind the scene to fulfill this need, hopefully some day.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Victor Nwanguma
Infectious Disease 22 years experience
Unknown: If you take HIV medicines and follow up with your HIV specialist's recommendations, you will probably live a healthy life. There are very effective HI... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Victor Nwanguma
Infectious Disease 22 years experience
Yes: It is highly recommended.
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Victor Nwanguma
Infectious Disease 22 years experience
TB Exposure: You did not mention if you are having any type symptoms. Your chest xray was negative. Assuming you don't have any symptoms for TB (cough, fever, nigh... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Victor Nwanguma
Infectious Disease 22 years experience
Std: If you are sexually active, it can be an STD. If you are not sexually active, then it could be a urinary tract infection. See your primary care provi... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Victor Nwanguma
Infectious Disease 22 years experience
Pus: You may want to get it check out to make sure there is no abscess as pus may signify an underlying abscess/infection
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Victor Nwanguma
Infectious Disease 22 years experience
Yersinia: Which yersinia are you referring to? ---> Y. pestis causes the plague - a very deadly and contagious disease. ---> Y. enterocolitica ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Victor Nwanguma
Infectious Disease 22 years experience
It can be: There are many different causes of fever. A fever that high and if it last for a long time (more than 12-24 hours) can be very dangerous for your hea... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Victor Nwanguma
Infectious Disease 22 years experience
Very unlikely: Detol is a disinfectant. It can cause skin irritation but it will be very unusual to cause infection, unless the detol solution has been contaminated ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Victor Nwanguma
Infectious Disease 22 years experience
More info needed: You will need to follow up with the doctor who treated your syphilis to check what your number (RPR) is. Usually RPR will be elevated before treatment... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Victor Nwanguma
Infectious Disease 22 years experience
Yes, but: You should use the Healthtap concierge (or premium) service so as to have a private 1 to 1 discussion with a physician. That will be more helpful and... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Victor Nwanguma
Infectious Disease 22 years experience
Varies: Allergies can came in different forms and severity.
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Victor Nwanguma
Infectious Disease 22 years experience
Antibiotic: It is used to treat many different types of infections.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Victor Nwanguma
Infectious Disease 22 years experience
Not a virus: It is caused by a type of bacteria (treponema pallidum).
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Victor Nwanguma
Infectious Disease 22 years experience
Gonorrhea: Apart from appropriate antibiotics, there are no other approved treatment or creams for gonorrhea in the USA. Your best alternative is to prevent your... Read More
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Testimonials
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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
Aug 24, 2014
Dr. Nwanguma is a thoughtful and caring physician, and sharing his infectious disease knowledge in a practical way to help parents, and patients deal with, and understand better many common conditions...Read More
Aug 28, 2014
Dr. Nwanguma is a thoughtful, compassionate and supportive person, not to mention bright as all get out. We are lucky to have him around on Healhtap.
Apr 24, 2015
He's saved my butt multiple times with key guidance in anti microbial management.
HealthTap member
yes bt under medication was to complete treatment this month but when for check up and was told that there is still small of the bacteria in him bt he those not cough nor have fever he fine physicall...Read More
HealthTap member
Thank you, your quick reply made me feel good! In terms of living in South Africa, it helped because I can buy those.
HealthTap member
This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you. It was for ms diagnosis. No virus, bacterial, fungus or diease found

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Bologna Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, Italy
Graduated 2001MD

Residency

ATLANTA MEDICAL CENTER

Awards

Infectious Disease Society of America
Top Infectious Disease Specialist , First Place, Colorado - Fall
2014
Top Doctor, First Place, Pueblo Region - Fall
2014

Publications

1

Virtual Visit Ratings

4.7
376 ratings

20 top reviews

26-year-old male
Mar 21, 2022 Loveland, CO
Very professional
21-year-old male
Jan 16, 2022 Salem, OR
great chap polite Knowledgeable and expert
29-year-old male
Jan 13, 2022 Highland, IN
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