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Dr. Katharine Garnier

Family Medicine
Stratford, NJ
34 years experience

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Office

Stratford, NJ

Address

UMDNJ-SOM Family Medicine, Stratford, 42 E Laurel Rd. Ste 2100, Stratford, NJ
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Family Medicine

Licenses

United States: New Jersey

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

109 Answers
38 Agrees
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A member asked:
Dr. Katharine Garnier
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Not easy: Tinea versicolor is a little difficult to resolve the uneven coloring, even after being treated as the sun unevenly tans the affected skin as opposed ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Katharine Garnier
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Lots of things: Lots of things can cause this, from potassium deficiency, iron deficiency, vascular problems, diabetes and idiopathic...Just to list a few..Please ha... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Katharine Garnier
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Not now: I assume that the comment " it got red and ..." means that she hit her head? Did she lose consciousness or have trouble walking? (if she walks yet). I... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Katharine Garnier
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Some severe: Mostly stomach cramps and diarrhea for some people but people can have a severe allergic reaction, which causes breathing trouble and can even cause d... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Katharine Garnier
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Rehab: Ankle sprains can be more difficult to recover from than fractures because it is soft tissue injury and you don't make a bone-patch like with a fractu... Read More
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Katharine Garnier
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Monitor: It sounds like you took quite a hit, to have that much swelling. Did you pass out after you hit your head? Are you dizzy or nauseous? Do you have any ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Katharine Garnier
Family Medicine 34 years experience
No foods: No foods should cause a problem, but some medications can decrease the levels you develop which may make it less effective. These include antacids, ac... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Katharine Garnier
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Gi: This is used for a variety of conditions but can cause nausea/bloating/vomiting/severe diarrhea/intestinal cramps and abdominal distention, as well as... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Katharine Garnier
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Location: Chigger bites are usually clustered on the legs and shins, where you contacted the chiggers (which you can actually see, they look like very tiny pepp... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Katharine Garnier
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Lifestyle and meds: If you have gastritis, you should be on medication to block your stomach acid..Prescription or over the counter prilosec-type meds work best, but Zant... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Katharine Garnier
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Sometimes: Some bacterial infections are, like strep throat, or pink eye, but many develop that are not really contagious, like sinusitis, cellulitis, or diverti... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Katharine Garnier
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Wean off: First, congratulations on planning to quit! the patches are designed to wean you off of the cigarettes slowly..As dr. Goodman said by reducing from 21... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Katharine Garnier
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Several actions: Omege 3 fish oils are most helpful in lowering triglycerides, some people have genetically high triglycerides, and they can also be high for people wh... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Katharine Garnier
Family Medicine 34 years experience
No: If you have seen a cardiologist and had this evaluated with an ekg, holter monitor and an echocardiogram and they said you have "sinus tach" with a no... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Katharine Garnier
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Possible: If the lesion was isolated it is less likely to be herpetic, as they usually come in clusters. That said, it is still possibly herpes. If so, it may r... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Katharine Garnier
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Maybe: The virus that caused the fever could be causing some intestinal reaction, if your baby is feeding well and no in pain, and you don't see any blood, t... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Katharine Garnier
Family Medicine 34 years experience
6 weeks??: Sinusitis, as well as many viruses, can cause a labyrinthitis, that results in dizziness. This can last sometimes as long as 6 weeks, with symptoms so... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Katharine Garnier
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Possible: Young children can have recurrent colds, especially if they are in a daycare situation, and they can also have allergies. I presume you mean nasal co... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Katharine Garnier
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Both: You didn't mention if you have already seen your physician regarding the pregnancy, i assume you have. If so, call them, make them aware, and let them... Read More
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Katharine Garnier
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Stop: This can be a serious condition, so i would recommend you stop the lipitor, (atorvastatin) contact your doctor and determine if that was the cause, an... Read More
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Katharine Garnier
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Possible: Frostbite is possible even if he felt it was covered, when you perspire with exertion, the moisture makes you more susceptible to any area exposed. It... Read More
A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Katharine Garnier
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Could be abcess...: Since i don't know how old you are, it is hard to say..If you are in your twenties then it could be your wisdom teeth erupting if you still have them.... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Katharine Garnier
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Your choice: You can stop anytime you want, your cycle may take a month or so to settle back into a regular timing for your cycle but it won't cause any real probl... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Katharine Garnier
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Board certified: You can check with certifying organizations like the aafp for a family physician, or check on sites like healthgrades to check for physicians in your ... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Katharine Garnier
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Cysts: It sounds like you have hidradenitis suppurativa, a chronic condition that requires medical treatment to minimize scarring, and surgery. There are tre... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Katharine Garnier
Family Medicine 34 years experience
No: If you haven't had kidney stones in that long, you should not be having pain, especially with intercourse. Please see your doctor, and maybe a gynecol... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Katharine Garnier
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Ultrasound: You will need to see your doctor to be examined, and then have an ultrasound to verify it. If you have a change in your testicle, a lump or pain, swel... Read More
A 58-year-old member asked:
Dr. Katharine Garnier
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Very good...: Your blood pressure is good, we look for blood pressure to be less than 130/80. If it is between 130-140, or over 80, we recommend avoiding cigarettes... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Katharine Garnier
Family Medicine 34 years experience
The same: Some people call an upper respiratory infection a cold, both are usually caused by a virus and treating the symptoms is all that is necessary while yo... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Katharine Garnier
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Life style: First step for everyone is lifestyle changes, elevating the head of the bed, and if that fails, Pepcid (famotidine) is approved for children. Part of... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Katharine Garnier
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Depends: The important question is why? What rash/problem are you trying to treat? It sounds like you are dealing with some sort of yeast?. There are lots of w... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Katharine Garnier
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Several: You should have an ultrasound to document how your bladder distends, and then what amount you have left in your bladder after you urinate. You might ... Read More
A 58-year-old member asked:
Dr. Katharine Garnier
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Gi source: You did not give enough specifics, but if you have seen a cardiologist, then a gastroenterologist should probably be your next stop. Esophageal probl... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Katharine Garnier
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Maybe: This bump could be anything from a wart, an abcess, to the fact that his adult teeth are not positioned correctly and may be causing the bump.....By t... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Katharine Garnier
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Polyps: See an ear, nose and throat doctor to actually look at your vocal cords, it is very difficult to diagnose this with an xray. You can get benign polyps... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Katharine Garnier
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Stress?? thyroid??: There are many reasons you can be late. First, has your cycle always been regular until recently? If so, have you lost a lot of weight recently? Peopl... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Katharine Garnier
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Diet,supplements: Triglycerides are a different kind of "fat" from cholesterol, and it depends on how high your triglycerides are as to what you need to do. Very high t... Read More
A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Katharine Garnier
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Surgery, but why?: First of all, you need to be sure it is a lipoma, there are other things that are similar to lipomas. If it is a lipoma, they are always what is calle... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Katharine Garnier
Family Medicine 34 years experience
What do you want ?: My first response would be run...But i must assume there is something keeping you involved with this girl. I would recommend that you try to put some ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Katharine Garnier
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Bone loss: The baby is a very effective parasite, your bones will lose the calcium the baby needs, so try to get your calcium! there are many options, supplement... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Katharine Garnier
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Dark green: Kale, collard greens, broccoli all have calcium, as does soy milk and soy....
A 75-year-old member asked:
Dr. Katharine Garnier
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Change: Call your doctor, finding the right medication for you can involve changing if you are having side effects...It's like dating, it doesn't always work ... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Katharine Garnier
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Maybe: Chronic hepatitis b may need to be treated, it depends on a variety of factors...Too complex to fully discuss on this board! you need to see a special... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Katharine Garnier
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Surgery?: The only way to "fix" an umbilical hernia, like all hernias, is through surgery. However, the question is whether it needs to be fixed or is just cosm... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Katharine Garnier
Family Medicine 34 years experience
No: Most children have received a chicken pox vaccine by the time they are 15 months old, they now get a booster shot also. Did your nephew get his vaccin... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Katharine Garnier
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Depends: It depends on how you feel otherwise, are you able to drink and eat? How high is your fever? If you cannot get your fever down with tylenol, (acetamin... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Katharine Garnier
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Nope: Nothing your fiancee does will have an effect on your shot, don't worry.
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Katharine Garnier
Family Medicine 34 years experience
No milk...small meal: Each pregancy is different, so you may not have as much trouble with this one, but some people do have nausea and vomiting with each pregnancy. Discus... Read More
A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. Katharine Garnier
Family Medicine 34 years experience
5-7days: These are usually uncomplicated and done in an outpatient surgical center. Typically you can have pain for 5-7 days, and then it usually is significan... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Katharine Garnier
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Unusual: To get the true flu often is unusual, but getting a variety of upper respiratory colds isn't. Some people "always have it go to their chest and leave ... Read More

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Dr Katharine is a good Dr, dedicated to help all her patients.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Garnier is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Garnier is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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I've also had two lumbar fusion surgeries in which I've failed to fuse both times. My physician thinks that my vitamin D levels may have contributed to this. They want to operate on my back again so I...Read More
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hes 22 months and his ped. told me to sprinkle the nystop when his bottom appeared red even on diaper rash hes allergic to anti fungal creams and a mild soap bath did not clear it up so i put some nys...Read More
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Thank you very much for taking the time to answer questions on the holiday. She is able to keep liquids down, foods stay down but upset her stomach, fever is below 100, so I suspect it is just a virus...Read More

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey – Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, NJ
Graduated 1988MD

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