Dr. Ankush Bansal

Primary Care, Internal Medicine
Loxahatchee, FL
19 years experience male

Locations

Ankush Bansal MD

Loxahatchee, FL

Address

14611 Southern Blvd, Unit 1082, Loxahatchee, FL, US
Directions

My office hours

Thursday: Closed
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Insurances accepted

Medicare

About

Bio

As a specialist in Internal and Lifestyle Medicine, I’m passionate about empowering patients to control their health through prevention and lifestyle management. Along with regular well visits and appropriate testing, I truly believe the adage that an ounce of prevention yields a lifetime of cure. As your personal doctor, I can provide personalized guidance to help you reach your health potential by understanding your unique needs and following your progress. I believe in creating genuine connections with my patients, honest communication, and judgment-free care. Please note: I don't prescribe any diet/weight loss pills for any reason.

Specialties
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Internal Medicine

Licenses

United States: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Sac of water: A hydocele means a little sac or pocket of water. It usually occurs as a result of inflammation from any number of things including infection, injury,... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Parathyroid hormone: The parathyroid glands secrete a substance called parathyroid hormone. This hormone is heavily involved in calcium metabolism. Calcium is vital to p... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Not exactly: Excess salt doesn't affect cholesterol per se. However, in america, most of the prepared or packaged food has too much salt anyway. This is all beca... Read More
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
99 vs 126: By definition, a fasting plasma glucose over 126 on two separate days is confirmed diabetes. A fasting plasma glucose over 99 is pre-diabetes.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Remove excess fluid: It is a bedside procedure in which excess fluid is removed from the abdominal cavity (ascites). The purpose is to relieve pressure on the abdominal co... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Yes but..: Alpha thalassemia trait will not preclude from donating blood. Anemia (which is checked on intake at the donation center) may preclude you though, dep... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Cardiac cause: Cardiac chest pain simply means that the reason for chest pain is due to something abnormal with the heart. This doesn't necessarily mean a blockage o... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Defibrillation: If it's a potentially fatal heart rhythm (eg ventricular tachycardia or fibrillation), it's called defibrillation. In this case, a large amount of ene... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
It can be: If bone marrow is collected the standard way by retrieving it directly from a bone, it can be painful due to pressure when the needle is inserted into... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Yes: Yes, you can be allergic to any protein. All living things have specific proteins, including a potato. So, you can be allergic to potatoes. It's im... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Yes: You may not manifest sickle cell anemia until later in life. However, you don't develop or acquire sickle cell anemia at some point in life. It is g... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
No: Sepsis is a syndrome, not a disease. Many different things (e.g. Bacteria, fungi, viruses) can cause sepsis and sepsis can start from an infection any... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Yes: Sickle cell anemia is due to a genetic mutation in the dna that encodes for the hemoglobin molecule. Thus, it is hereditary.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
No: If you eat a healthy, well-balanced, high-quality diet and have no other medical problems, you most likely don't need vitamin supplements. Also, most ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Minimally: It has soluble fiber that soaks up free cholesterol so that you can get rid of it. However, to lower your cholesterol, you would have to eat an unnat... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Yes: Adequate heat can kill salmonella - at least above 140 deg f but preferably 160 deg f.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Cogentin/Benadryl: It depends what causes it. Several medications can cause it in what's called a dystonic reaction. For this, benztropine (cogentin) or Diphenhydramin... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Old infarct: A Q wave means an old infarct (a previous heart attack) that resulted in permanent death of a part of the heart muscle. Depending on the location, ext... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
It depends: Alcoholism is an addiction. If you drink wine, beer, or liquor in moderation and not because you have the urge that you must, that doesn't necessarily... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Yes: The "master" gland aka pituitary gland is located behind the frontal lobe of the brain and is physically connected to the brain by the pituitary stalk... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Yes: Almost all medications of any kind can affect either the liver or kidneys in large doses and/or long-term use. Several diabetic medications do affect... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Fluids, insulin: Iv fluids is used to dilute the excess sugar and promote increased urination. Insulin is also used to reduce the level of sugar in the blood. Hypergly... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Yes: A bone marrow transplant match is based on blood type and a series of antigens called hla. These antigens are based on genetic similarities between th... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Heart, kidney diseas: There are many complications of diabetes. Most important, it is considered the same as if you had a heart attack. That means your doctor will treat y... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
It depends: That is a question that no one can really answer. There are too many variables including your other medical issues, genetics, etc. But with close fo... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Possibly: One of the most common causes of hypochromic anemia is iron deficiency. This can be treated with iron supplementation.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Fungal infection: Perhaps this is a fungal infection of the toes. Is the itching worse after wearing socks & shoes for several hours? Is it worse at the end of the da... Read More
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Call 911!!!: Anytime you get cheat pains so bad that you are concerned, you should be calling 911! don't drive to the hospital. Don't call your doctor. If you have... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
No: Appendicitis is caused by a blockage of the appendix, an outpouching of the beginning of the colon. This can be exacerbated by some foods but this ta... Read More
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A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Diet. Exercise : Diet of fruits, vegetables, nuts, beans, lean fish and very little dairy, non-whole grain bread (get from whole foods not your regular grocery store -... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Neuropathy: A common complication of diabetes mellitus is peripheral neuropathy - pins/needles sensation in the feet & legs. This is due to nerve damage from diab... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Absolutely: Obesity increases the level of stress hormones in the body which causes increased inflammation which is what exacerbates atherosclerosis which causes ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Yes: If you are taking nexium/prevacid for gerd or other non-bleeding gastrointestinal issues, it won't make a whole lot of difference if you miss a dose o... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Very: Iodine is an essential nutrient. You need it primarily for proper thyroid health which is involved in the regulation of your metabolism, among other ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
No: Egg allergy is a contraindication to FluMist (as with the regular flu vaccine). To clarify, FluMist is contraindicated in any patient with an egg all... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Yes: Absolutely. That is a classic but not required symptom of alcohol withdrawal.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
No: That's a myth perpetuated by religious zealots.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
See below: Hang it all around your bed (all 4 sides). If there's a canopy, it's easier to hang it from there. Otherwise, tack it to the ceiling. When you get i... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Yes: As long as you're not piercing an active infection. Practice good hygiene before, during, and after the piercing is important.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Yes: Have it checked out by a doctor.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Orthopnea: This may be an indication of a serious cardiac or pulmonary condition like congestive heart failure, pulmonary hypertension, obstructive sleep apnea, ... Read More
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A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Agoraphobia: Going a little further outside each day, enjoying the outdoors (even the yard) while actively thinking that all will be ok, and seeing a therapist wil... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Dilation: Nitrates like Nitroglycerin cause the arteries to dilate so more blood flows (higher rate). This is to try to mitigate the lack of blood flow to the ... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Blockage vs Weakness: Myocardial infarction is the end-product of ischemia, or reduced blood flow due to a coronary artery blockage. An infarct, or heart attack, results i... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
No: That is not necessary. But you should have the shoes disinfected with an antifungal solution or spray. These are often available at pharmacies or fr... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
See your doctor: Only your doctor can definitively diagnose a melanoma. This will usually involve a biopsy. But you may be suspicious about a mole if it changes over... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Nothing: Usually when someone says diabetes, they are referring to diabetes mellitus. There is a condition called diabetes insipidus but that is a completely d... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Numerous: There are many complications of diabetes. Most important, it is considered the same as if you had a heart attack. That means your doctor will treat yo... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Yes: Absolutely! that is the primary treatment for all diabetes type 2 cases. Medications won't fix the problem if you don't control your diet, get prope... Read More
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Ask your doctor: See your doctor (e.g. Gastroenterologist or oncologist) about participating in clinical trials for any cancer, including esophageal. He/she will eval... Read More
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May 5, 2013
Dr Bansal is very knowledgable about Internal Medicine. He provides an exceptional service to the Public via Healthtap. I recommend Dr Bansal.
Jan 2, 2016
Dr. Bansal's DocScore says it all. Clearly an expert in his specialty who collaborates well with colleagues and patients alike!
Nov 2, 2014
He has very good understanding of Changing phase of practicing Medicine with Tele Communication.
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Thanks, I was told by two doctors it's a category B, one of which looked it up in front of me. I will look into the animal studies and the category right now. Won't be thrillednif they were wrong. Th...Read More
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diag w/uri wed. having upper abdominal / lower back pain. peeing every 10 mins w/ white chunks. chest xray, urine. Came back for blood.5 min 2 get 3mls. Said keep hydrated. Can't Cuz peeing so much
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This was very helpful. Thanks! it was so helpful. i never heard of red rice yeast but i sure will look into it and you are right proper diet even if you take a statin drug is in order.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Creighton University School of Medicine, NE
Graduated 2004MD

Residency

CHRISTIANA CARE HEALTH SERVICES, INC.
Completed 2007

Awards

Fellow, American College of Physicians
2nd place nationally, Clinical Vignettes, American Medical Association - 2006
American Medical Association Physicians Recognition Award with Commendation

Affiliations

American College of Physicians
American Medical Association
Society of Hospital Medicine

Publications

Response of bryostatin/ionomycin-activated T-cells from breast cancer patients to HER-2/neu-derived epitopes presented by class I.

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