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Dr. Kenneth Adler

Family Medicine
Tucson, AZ
41 years experience

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Tucson, AZ

Address

5300 E. Erickson St, Suite 108, Tucson, AZ
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Family Medicine

Languages spoken

English

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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Adler
Family Medicine 41 years experience
Yes: In fact, paget's disease is commonly discovered on xrays done for another reason. It is a disease of abnormally forming bone that most commonly affect... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Adler
Family Medicine 41 years experience
No: COPD stands for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. It has 2 common forms - emphysema and chronic bronchitis. The most common cause by far is smoki... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Adler
Family Medicine 41 years experience
Yes: Carpal tunnel is a condition in the wrist where a nerve (the median nerve) is "pinched" by tendons that surround it as it travels through an area in t... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Adler
Family Medicine 41 years experience
Don't pick or pop !: Don't pick or pop pimples. That can cause scarring. If you get deep, painful pimples, see a healthcare provider. Those are the type that tend to scar.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Adler
Family Medicine 41 years experience
Yes: Somewhat. Most people mean osteoarthritis when they refer to "arthritis." this is the most common form of arthrtiis. It is the "wear and tear" type of... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Adler
Family Medicine 41 years experience
Yes: Nsaids (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) like Ibuprofen and Naproxen sodium are common medications used to treat bursitis. Heat application, red... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Adler
Family Medicine 41 years experience
Get a urine test: This could well represent a urinary tract infection (most commonly a bladder infection). However it could also be due to other things like a urethral ... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Adler
Family Medicine 41 years experience
Maybe: An ankle sprain represents damage to the ligaments in the ankle. This is typically due to overstretching the ligament and typically is on the outside ... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Adler
Family Medicine 41 years experience
Often they have no effect or can even improve it as your mood improves (decreased libido is a common symptom of depression.) however they can also cau... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Adler
Family Medicine 41 years experience
Not exactly: Obesity is a contributing factor but not really a cause. Plenty of people who have obesity don't have it and plenty that are thin do. That said, being... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Adler
Family Medicine 41 years experience
Yes: An alternative is a virtual colnonscopy but this still involves having a catheter inserted into your rectum to inject dye followed by a ct scan. Stool... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Adler
Family Medicine 41 years experience
Yes: It is a 3 shot series typically given at 0, 1 and 6 months apart.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Adler
Family Medicine 41 years experience
Typically, yes.: There are many treatment options for warts. The choice of treatment depends somewhat on location but surgery is typically the last option. Common trea... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Adler
Family Medicine 41 years experience
It can vary a lot: A normal resting heart rate for a child ages 2 to 10 is roughly 70 to 130. With exertion rates can be much higher than that. The more the exertion, th... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Adler
Family Medicine 41 years experience
Yes, but it is rare: Colon cancer is rare under age 40. It can occur in people with predisposing conditions like ulcerative colitis or familial polyposis. The vast majorit... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Adler
Family Medicine 41 years experience
No: Warts are caused by viruses. Anyone can get them. Some people are more susceptible than others.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Adler
Family Medicine 41 years experience
No: It is rare. But it is one of the things that your pcp or gynecologist will look for when they do your pelvic exam.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Adler
Family Medicine 41 years experience
5 days: Bladder infections can resolve as early as 1 day and take up to a week if the bacteria causing the infection is sensitive to the antibiotic being used... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Adler
Family Medicine 41 years experience
Malignant = cancer: This is one of those misunderstood terms that drs commonly use. Benign is good. Malignant is bad. Malignant always means cancer. Cancers are also call... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Adler
Family Medicine 41 years experience
A multitude: Sweating, confusion, dizziness, palpitations, nausea can all be symptoms of hypoglycemia.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Adler
Family Medicine 41 years experience
Yes: But not commonly so. Cellulitis is an infection in the skin. The most common bacterial types causing cellulitis are strep and staph. Antibiotics are u... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Adler
Family Medicine 41 years experience
No: If you are of menopause age and have gone a year without periods and then start bleeding again, you should see a doctor. Cancer (particularly of the u... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Adler
Family Medicine 41 years experience
Sometimes: Bursitis is inflammation in a fluid filled sac that typically sits between bone and muscle to reduce friction. We have bursae in our shoulders, elbows... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Adler
Family Medicine 41 years experience
Yes: It plays a huge role. But by eating right and maintaining a healthy weight you can reduce the chance of heredity becoming destiny.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Adler
Family Medicine 41 years experience
Pain and redness: Persistant pain, redness and drainage after removal of your contacts suggests an infection. See an eye doctor.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Adler
Family Medicine 41 years experience
Yes: A sprain is an overstretching of the ligaments that support the ankle - most commonly on the outside of the ankle. The initial treatment is rice (r= r... Read More
A 92-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Adler
Family Medicine 41 years experience
Crestor (rosuvastatin) is better: Crestor (rosuvastatin) is a statin. Statins are the only cholesterol drugs that have been clearly shown to reduce mortality - that is, to save lives. ... Read More
A 92-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Adler
Family Medicine 41 years experience
Symptoms only: If you are still have menopausal symptoms (eg hot flashes, sweats) after age 60 than estrogen replacement therapy may still be indicated. However that... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Adler
Family Medicine 41 years experience
Typically yes: Depressions can resolve or diminish spontaneousy but that can take months or even years. Talk therapy and/or medication help depressions resolve faste... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Adler
Family Medicine 41 years experience
Blood work and scan: The first step in diagnosis is blood work. Overactive parathyroid glands cause high levels of blood calcium. This can be found on routine blood work a... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Adler
Family Medicine 41 years experience
Yes: Many people do quite well with only one kidney. However, someone with only one functioning kidney should take extra care to protect it. Dehydration ca... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Adler
Family Medicine 41 years experience
Yes: It will make you feel miserable or at least uncomfortable quite often. It may interfere with your relationships and work. It may reduce your ability t... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Adler
Family Medicine 41 years experience
Menopause before age 40 is called "premature menopause" and is not normal. Other conditions, some more serious, can cause similar symptoms. Thus a ful... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Adler
Family Medicine 41 years experience
No: Panic disorder is one form of anxiety disorders. Anxiety disorder represent the broader category. Other anxiety disorders besides panic disorder inclu... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Adler
Family Medicine 41 years experience
Yes: Often type 2 diabetes causes no obvious symptoms but sometimes it can present with increased urination, increased thirst and blurry vision. All people... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Adler
Family Medicine 41 years experience
No: Athelete's foot is a fungal infection. Antibiotics are for treating bacterial infections. Antifungal medicines like terbenafine (lamisil), Clotrimazol... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Adler
Family Medicine 41 years experience
3 months: The frequency of your visits depends on your knowledge and comfort level with your own care. The more you know about diabetes and the closer you monit... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Adler
Family Medicine 41 years experience
There are many.: Exercise ! eat well. Get plenty of sleep. Talk to those you love.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Adler
Family Medicine 41 years experience
In the uterus: Fibroids are benign muscular growths that can occur in the wall of the uterus. They can occur on the inside of the wall, right in the middle, or on th... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Adler
Family Medicine 41 years experience
Here are some clues: Do you constantly think about your next dose? Do you repeatedly run out of your medicine early? Do you sometimes lose track of how many doses you take... Read More
A 92-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Adler
Family Medicine 41 years experience
Lowers cholesterol: Red yeast rice is natural "statin" that lowers cholesterol. It can be an effective treatment for those with mildly elevated cholesterol. Typically hig... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Adler
Family Medicine 41 years experience
Healthy lifestyle: Get at least 7 hours of sleep, maintain a normal weight, have a partner that you find attractive and with whom you can honestly communicate. Pills, po... Read More
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Adler
Family Medicine 41 years experience
Yes: Other common symptoms are constipation, bloating, and abdominal cramping. Patients frequently only have some of these symptoms.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Adler
Family Medicine 41 years experience
Maybe: Only in so far as drinking plenty of water reducing constipation would i expect to see a benefit there. If you aren't constipated it is unlikely to he... Read More
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Adler
Family Medicine 41 years experience
No.: If you are sure it was a visual (optical or retinal) migraine than you don't need to worry as these are benign. Optical migraines typically presents a... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Adler is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Adler is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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He's easily in the mid140s with minimal exertion- walk fast across playroom. Guess trach adds but seems high.
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This saved my life. Thank You! I had early menopause at 14! My Dr told me it was normal! Cleansing..
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Thanks for your quick reply! Undergone ultra sound today awaiting result

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University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, PA
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