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Dr. Matt Pflieger

Family Medicine
Denver, CO
41 years experience

Locations

Office

Denver, CO

Address

Clinica Family Heath, 1701 W 72nd Ave, Denver, CO
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Specialties
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Family Medicine

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

22 Answers
3 Agrees
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Pflieger
Family Medicine 41 years experience
No: When someone does have depression and it is thought that medicine would be the right treatment, then we try to tailor the medicine to what symptoms th... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Pflieger
Family Medicine 41 years experience
No: The best prevention for not getting strep throat from family members is good hygiene. Without any symptoms, then it is is not neccessary to get tested... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Pflieger
Family Medicine 41 years experience
Elevated Cortisol: Cushing's disease is a problem where your cortisol is elevated. Cortisol is a stress hormone that can raise your blood sugar and help you with metabol... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Pflieger
Family Medicine 41 years experience
Poor blood flow: Mini strokes or transient ischemic attacks (tia's) are caused by the same factors as in strokes. There is a lack of blood flow to the brain. This can ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Pflieger
Family Medicine 41 years experience
No: Grapefruit can affect the breakdown of sertaline (zoloft) and could make it ineffective.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Pflieger
Family Medicine 41 years experience
Unclear: As with most manipulation techniques, it is difficult to do the scientific studies to prove if it works or doesn't work. Having studied craniosacral t... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Pflieger
Family Medicine 41 years experience
Maybe: You should always discuss *all* of the medicine you are taking with your doctor. It is improtant to remember that all medicine, even herbal medicine a... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Pflieger
Family Medicine 41 years experience
Yes: Zoloft is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor. Effexor (venlafaxine) is a serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor. Your doctor may choose... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Pflieger
Family Medicine 41 years experience
No: Chelation therapy is not a part of the therapy behind atherosclerosis when you have blocked arteries. When you do have a blockage, you need to mechani... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Pflieger
Family Medicine 41 years experience
Poor Sleep Hygiene: The list is quite extensive but typically it is from poor sleep hygiene or not preparing yourself for sleep correctly. Depression and anxiety are freq... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Pflieger
Family Medicine 41 years experience
Yes: Parkinson's disease would be the most common cause of balance issues and tremors.
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matt Pflieger
Family Medicine 41 years experience
No: Coffee should not have an effect on the gout attack. There has been some evidence that coffee can decrease your risk of future attacks.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Pflieger
Family Medicine 41 years experience
Unclear: These issues seem to more related to the delivery itself rather than a pregnancy problem. However, with so many complications, it would be prudent to ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Pflieger
Family Medicine 41 years experience
Yes: If you have symptoms of bacterial vaginosis while you are pregnant, it is very improtant to get it treated. Bv can cause preterm contractions. Your do... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Pflieger
Family Medicine 41 years experience
Likely: The bigger question is: is it necessary? I do not recommend colon cleansing to patients. The intestine naturally cleanses the body. There is no good e... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Pflieger
Family Medicine 41 years experience
Yes: Absolutely. It is not ok to smoke outside and think that you are protecting your child. The smoke and other chemicals can still be transmitted to you... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Pflieger
Family Medicine 41 years experience
Yes: There is some evidence that butterburr and riboflavin can decrease the severity and frequency of chronic headaches.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Pflieger
Family Medicine 41 years experience
Complicated: Several issues: 1. Many patients do not inform us of what they are taking and they can affect the prescription medicine you are taking. 2. Herbal med... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Pflieger
Family Medicine 41 years experience
Ice for acute injury: The goal after a recent injury is to limit swelling. Ice will help to limit the swelling and inflammation. Heat should be avoided until swelling has... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Pflieger
Family Medicine 41 years experience
Yes: All of the antidepressants can cause withdrawal symptoms. Your body has been used to an increased amount of serotonin and when the medicine is stopped... Read More
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Pflieger
Family Medicine 41 years experience
Soon after birth: The major issue is that when you are traveling, you are around other people with illnesses. In the first 2 months of life you want to be especially ca... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Pflieger
Family Medicine 41 years experience
No: There has never been any evidence to suggest this.

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Pflieger is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Pflieger is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Ive believed that ive had slowly progressing parkinsons already. But neurologist wont diagnose that yet.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I always wondered about that.
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Thanks, this checklist made me feel good

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Midwestern University Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, IL
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