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Dr. Michael Sokol

Internal Medicine
Overland Park, KS

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Overland Park, KS

Address

5701 West 119th Street, Suite #240, Overland Park, KS
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Internal Medicine

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

159 Answers
6 Agrees
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Sokol
Specializes in Internal Medicine
The cardiologist and: The machine which i presume is an echocardiogram. This is one of the best measures of heart size and function.
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sokol
Specializes in Internal Medicine
The pharmacological: Effect is 24 hours but the biological effect may easily last 48 hours or rarely longer depending on a variety of factors.
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Sokol
Specializes in Internal Medicine
May need more: Infrequently, standard treatment is inadequate. I would first avoid all alcohol, coffee, tea, caffeinated beverages, and tomato sauces, as well as spi... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sokol
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Likely not: The risk with most viral infections during pregnancy is during the first trimester. The developing fetus is usually well protected in the womb from in... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sokol
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Ambient temperature: The air is quite cold and until winter passes i would expect you to feel a sensation of breathing cold air. Stomach burning usually represents overpro... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sokol
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Not certain: This is not well described in the literature but likely to be many of the same side effects as second hand nicotine smoke exposure.
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sokol
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Possible nothing: Be patient and discuss this with the doctor that performed your d and c.
A member asked:
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Specializes in Internal Medicine
Seek medical consult: Differential diagnosis includes medication or substance reaction, effect of tumor secretion, primary neurological condition, or anxiety
A female asked:
Dr. Michael Sokol
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Inflammation/bacteri: Healing process can involve bacterial infection secreting pyocyanin from pseudamonas bacteria. I would wash it with soap and hydrogen peroxide. May ne... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sokol
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Yes: Make sure this area does not get infected as it can if not protected
A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sokol
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Yes: You are likely over treated and this could be worsening your anxiety. The cold intolerance is likely related to anxiety and the constipation requires ... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Sokol
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Depends: There are different types of WPW. You should query YOUR CARDIOLOGIST and seek the opinion of a cardiologist who has done subspecialty training in HEAR... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sokol
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Fatty Liver is gener: Ally not painful. It is likely your ache is musculoskeletal in nature but would require an examination to be more certain.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sokol
Specializes in Internal Medicine
The cough may be: The cough may be caused by a virus or bacteria or less likely asthma. At the end of coughing you take in air and some of that air goes down your esoph... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Sokol
Specializes in Internal Medicine
An infection: It sounds as if you have a viral infection with bronchitis or pleuritis. At worse you might have pneumonia. I would see your physician.
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Sokol
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Uncommon but not rar: It is not uncommon in the usa or uk. It is uncommon in ages 40 or less but not rare.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sokol
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Call your doctor: Talk to your doctor directly to find out more about this abnormality and see what option your doctor prefers for you the most.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sokol
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Likely dermatitis: This sounds like a contact dermatitis from a substance you're coming in contact with like a hand cream or soap or a set of gloves you are using. See y... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sokol
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Unlikely: Unlikely but still possible due to implantation bleeding. Check 3-5 days apart for the next 10 days.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sokol
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Possibly: While this could be implantation bleeding, it could more likely reflect hormonal dysregulation or some anatomical abnormality. See your gynecologist.
A 47-year-old member asked:
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Specializes in Internal Medicine
Physical Activity: Maintaining intensive activity of the affected parts generally causes vasodilation which will warm the affected areas. There are also thin thermal glo... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sokol
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Question UTI: Continue using the cream for yeast infection but definitely obtain a urinalysis as well as urine culture and sensitivity as soon as possible as you ma... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sokol
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Be examined: While this may be muscular, it requires an examination by your physician to assist you in determining whether anything in your abdominal cavity is bei... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sokol
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Sleep Disorder: You may have a sleep disorder such as obstructive sleep apnea, restless leg syndrome, or a rem related sleep disorder. See your doctor or a sleep spec... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sokol
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Hormone sensitive: Breasts have receptors for estrogen and progesterone. As these levels predictably rise and fall every month, some women experience breast pain. I woul... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sokol
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Cyst: Sounds like a developmental cyst of some type. You will likely need a simple surgical procedure likely as an outpatient. See an otolaryngologist or ea... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sokol
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Slow is common: Elevated catecholamine levels occur only when the tumors are either large enough or active enough (critical tumor mass burden). This typically occurs ... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sokol
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Raloxifene: Of all the products you mentioned, Raloxifene has the most well established record and is fda approved to improve bone density. Unfortunately, its abi... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sokol
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Yes: Yes. You can always ask the store on-line or the store manager what degree of pharmaceutical, manufacturing, or fda supervision such products have.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sokol
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Not required by FDA: Discuss this with your gynecologist. Depending on your gynecologist's interpretation of the literature, medical association/society recommendations he... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sokol
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Not significant: This is merely an anatomical description based upon a pelvic examination and has no bearing upon function or reproductive capabilities.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sokol
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Yes.: This can usually be helped. If your gynecologist or urologist cannot help you after several visits, consider seeking the help of a BOARD-CERTIFIED URO... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sokol
Specializes in Internal Medicine
See your doctor: Breast pain is often associated with increased production of the hormone prolactin or with certain times of ones menstrual cycle. Test yourself to det... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sokol
Specializes in Internal Medicine
No: Use condoms or avoid sexually activity until you have your period and are continuing your birth control pills. See your doctor who prescribed the birt... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sokol
Specializes in Internal Medicine
See your gynecologis: You may simply need a different birth control pill. On the other hand you may likely need a pelvic exam and possible ultrasound evaluation to look for... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sokol
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Not likely: The sacrum should heal unless there is recurrence of the tumor. It is possible that you have had some nerve damage either from the tumor or the surger... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sokol
Specializes in Internal Medicine
No Guarantee: The only way to find out is to try it. Always make sure your practitioner is licensed and only uses sterile and approved techniques.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sokol
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Musculoskeletal: This sounds like a soft tissue or musculoskeletal injury. Make sure you are seen and examined by a physician.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sokol
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Physical Therapy: A physical therapist is a trained individual to assist in such matters. They are trained in the the known protocols to assist you in re-learning how t... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sokol
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Minimally for most: Reflexology has not been proven in randomized controlled trials to improve stiffness. Make sure obtain a general physical. If approved for ongoing exe... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Sokol
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Hyperextension: This sounds to be biomechanical and related to your physical activity and stance during the day. Review this with your doctor.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sokol
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Ice and NSAIDs: Icing the injury is temporarily helpful and non steroidal anti-inflammatory medications are helpful long term. Ultimately, you may need surgery.
A female asked:
Dr. Michael Sokol
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Unlikely: As long as the tests are 1 day apart for 7 days the answer should be NO.
A female asked:
Dr. Michael Sokol
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Preferential Blood F: This phenomena represents uneven blood flow to and from a specific limb. I recommend you see your physician expecially when this phenomena is occuring... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sokol
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Likely ovulating: The clear jelly-like mucus is normal at the time of ovulation.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sokol
Specializes in Internal Medicine
ADH (vasopressin) & Oxytocin: Two primary hormones released from the posterior pituitary gland: vasopressin (ADH) works primarily at the level of the kidney and blocks solute-free ... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sokol
Specializes in Internal Medicine
No: The centers for the sensation and movement of the arms and legs are not anywhere near where the pituitary gland is in the brain.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sokol
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Yes but not often: If the tumor is secreting a hormone, that might directly or indirectly affect your mood and cause memory problems. The memory centers of the brain are... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sokol
Specializes in Internal Medicine
NO: Not likely of concern but must watch for swelling of your feet. Talk to your ob/gyn.

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Sokol is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Sokol is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Since 06 Ive seen 6 infectious disease docs, not one doc was able to diagnose me with TB. I had to figure it out. PPD+1995 PPD- in 2011?
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Thank You so Much for your reply. I have to have another MRI on 1/4/13. I have an open wound in base of my back that has been open since op.
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! I have wondered if I should see a dr or not. I don't like wasting any1s time for silly thing

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine, OH
MD

Awards

Top Doctor, First Place, Kansas City, MO - Winter
2013
Most Influential, Third Place, Kansas City, MO - Winter
2013
Top General Internist, First Place, Kansas - Winter
2013
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