Dr. Kevin Considine

Family Medicine
Coronado, CA
32 years experience male

Locations

Crown Island Family Practice, AMC

Coronado, CA

Address

230 Prospect Place, Suite 350, Coronado, CA
Directions

My office hours

Thursday: 8:30am - 5:00pm
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Fax

(619) 537-6905

Insurances accepted

UnitedHealthcare

Health Net

CIGNA Health Care

Blue Cross of California

Aetna Life Insurance Company

Tricare

Medicare

About

Bio

Dr. Considine is a dual board-certified family practice physician who practices family medicine and osteopathic care in a private medical office in Coronado, CA. He has been practicing medicine for over 20 years and is affiliated with SCMG a leading IPA in Southern California. He is also engaged in inpatient care as a Part Time hospitalist as well as recent past Chief of Staff at Sharp Coronado Hospital. He was voted as a Top Doc in San Diego by San Diego Magazine in 2004 and just recently received Doctor of the Year honors 2013 for SHARP Coronado Hospital.

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Family Medicine

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920 Agrees
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Considine
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Depends: Usually it takes about 2 weeks for the full effect of medications like Lexapro (escitalopram) to reach maximum effect but some patients can get the ef... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Considine
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Yes: Yes there are some alternatives to the usual ssri, tca antidepressants that can help. But like any medication every patient is different in their reac... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Considine
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Yes: In fact, i would encourage you to take probiotics even while taking antibiotics. Not only will this help replenish good bacterial flora in your intest... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Considine
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Smoking/chewing: Genetics can and does play a role in the incidence of oral cancers and all other cancer. However, there is no question that smoking and especially che... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Considine
Family Medicine 32 years experience
No: However, significant procrastination may be a sign of depression and/or adhd or other related psychiatric conditions.
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Considine
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Yes: Yes craniosacral therapy refers to the specific osteopathic technique of treating the skull plates with the application of gentle force of direct hand... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Considine
Family Medicine 32 years experience
No: No, but realistically that could be quite expensive to have accupuncture more than 1-2 times a week. The only limit would probably be your insurance a... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Considine
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Yes: Yes it can be an useful adjunct to therapy and medication. But probably not a treatment by itself.
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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Considine
Family Medicine 32 years experience
No: I believe you mean synthroid which is the name brand thyroid replacement. The answer is that all thyroid replacements: synthroid, and its generic levo... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Kevin Considine
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Narcan (naloxone): Narcan (naloxone) administered in an er or medically supervised setting reverses narcotic overdose very quickly ..Often seconds. This should only be d... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Kevin Considine
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Rest: Osgood-schlatter's is a very common condition in pre teen children age 13 -14 who are increasingly active in sports. It is due to the patellar ligamen... Read More
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Considine
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Very Different: Osteopathic medicine refers to the use of manual manipulative treatment for musculoskeletal ailments as well as holistic patient centered approach to ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Considine
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Possibly: I have often used osteopathic or manual medicine to treat not only headaches but some seizures as well. However i would use this as an adjunctive ther... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Considine
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Yes: I often find that using both osteopathic medicine which is similar to chiropractic treatment and physical therapy is often more effective in helping p... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Considine
Family Medicine 32 years experience
No: No manic depression or bipolar disorder can be quite serious and have a devastating effect on the patient as well as loved ones. This disorder can lea... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Considine
Family Medicine 32 years experience
No: No I have not heard of any credible evidence that this causes cancer.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Considine
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Depends: If you are having mild and not particularly worrisome delusions then that shouldn't be necessary. But if these delusions are violent and possibly harm... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Considine
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Yes: Depnding on their training-- yes any physician who is sufficiently trained may practice alternative medicine.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Considine
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Yes possibly: You are more likely to have intestinal / stomach complaints as well as possible eczematoid rashes if you have milk allergy.
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Considine
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Depends: I believe you mean take atorvastin 10 mg pill-- as it comes only as a pill right? Anyway, to answer this question more completely one needs to know t... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Considine
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Good Question: Right now herbal treatment is not really well regulated. And it is out of the scope of fda review since it is classified as a food supplement. So proc... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Considine
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Duration: Acute and chronic pain are differentiated by the duration of the pain symptoms themselves. Acute pain is often very quick in onset but also relatively... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Considine
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Yes: Yes, it is possible for your lungs to heal to a certain extent provided one stops eary enough before severe permanent damage/scarring or disease has s... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Considine
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Depends: Diarrhea as well as abdominal cramping is a very common side effect of escitalopram. For many people that take it, this side effect lessens and diaspp... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Considine
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Depends: Usually patients that take these medicines tend to report that their symptoms decrease ie. Less sadness, anger and anxiety than before. As a result th... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Kevin Considine
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Not much usually: If a child gets an adult flu shot then usually there is not much that happens although a higher dose may cause a skin reaction. Just monitor carefull... Read More
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Dr. Kevin Considine
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Yes, Depends: As a physician, i believe vaccinations are the best tool to prevent very serious and potentially fatal infections in children. But in some circumstanc... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Considine
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Dialysis: In most cases, when pt's have reached the end stage of renal disease it means that their kidneys are no longer working at all. And if that is so, then... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Considine
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Yes: Using alcohol with a history of seizures will and can lower thresholds for seizures to occur and thus increase the likelihood of increasing the incide... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Considine
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Yes: It is certainly possible to have lighter stools with lighter foods such as the ones mentioned also the opposite is true with eating red meat and heavy... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Considine
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Depends: Infertility is defined as 12 months or more of trying to get actively pregnant. If this is the case for you mayra then see your ob/gyn as there may be... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Considine
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Depends: If the symptoms come back both you and your partner should be treated at the same time to prevent recurrence of trichomonas. As to how long it takes t... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Considine
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Yeast Infection?: It could be that you also have a yeast infection as well as heavy menses-- if it persists you could try otc anti yeast creams otherwise if worsens you... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Considine
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Check for pregnancy: One should always be suspicious of pregnancy with no period and you should at least check with home test or at doctor's office. If negative then a wor... Read More
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kevin Considine
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Yes: You could go to community clinic in your area to get inr checked although if unsuccessful you may have to go to er to get checked to at least make sur... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Considine
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Withdrawal: You may be having beta blocker withdrawal from stopping toprol (metoprolol) suddenly. I hope you stopped the medication with your doctor's consent? I... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Considine
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Dehydration: Be careful about weight loss. If you are losing too quickly it could be more water loss or dehydration which would certainly affect your kidneys. This... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Considine
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Yes: Yes a healthy sex life is important in bonding with your life partner and emotionally grounding you in a relationship. But also important to share oth... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Considine
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Yes : It is ok for a girl or boy for that matter to keep a laptop on lap for long periods of time although try to increase your physical activity and not b... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Kevin Considine
Family Medicine 32 years experience
A few possibilities: Possibly thrush or yeast infection or a viral infection causing ulcers or canker sores/cold sores. Difficult to tell without looking at it directly to... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kevin Considine
Family Medicine 32 years experience
See dr: If you really have something like bipolar then you should really see a dr to be truly diagnosed first. If you are bipolar there are quite a few medici... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kevin Considine
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Depends: Usually within 6 months but sometimes up to a year is needed to fully rule out --if high risk positive HIV exposure.
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kevin Considine
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Depends: I am assuming of course that your friend is in intensive care at hospital. It may take awhile. Please discuss with doctors caring for your friend as t... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Considine
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Hormones: Hormones fluctuating with female menstrual cycles can often wreak havoc on some women. I would advise taking a medicine like tylenol (acetaminophen) a... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Considine
Family Medicine 32 years experience
See below: It could very well be that you have enlarged or cryptic tonsils in the back of your throat colonized with bacteria that could be causing bad breath. S... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Considine
Family Medicine 32 years experience
No : Not necessary if up to date with tdap so far but wound itself should be looked at by dr.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Considine
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Depends: You could be getting ready to have a period and/or could be pregnant as well--- make sure to test for pregnancy. You might be having a miscarriage ver... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Kevin Considine
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Depends: If you missed a day then double up with missed pill and the pill due that day. If missed a lot of pills you might want to rethink your birth control... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Considine
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Depends: Usually it could be someting like diverticulitis of colon or constipation. Also l ovarian cyst and also l sided kidney stone passing as well is a poss... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kevin Considine
Family Medicine 32 years experience
No : Cranberry has citric acid in it but it is a berry found on a low lying shrub. It also has antioxidants and vitamin c. It is not considered a citric ... Read More
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Jan 20, 2014
I fully recommend Dr. Kevin Considine to anyone needing his help as he has provided wonderful answers and seems to care deeply about his field of medicine. Great Physician and Colleague!
Jul 19, 2014
I highly recommend Dr. Kevin Considine. He is very knowledgeable and caring.
Sep 16, 2013
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences College of Osteopathic Medicine, MO
Graduated 1991MD

Residency

WARREN HOSPITAL
Completed 1994

Awards

Voted one of San Diego's Top Docs by SD Magazine in 2004
Physician of the Year SHARP Coronado Hospital 2013
Most Influential, First Place, San Diego, CA - Winter
2013

Affiliations

SHARP Community Medical Group
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