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Dr. Ankush Bansal

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

Locations

Ankush Bansal MD

Loxahatchee, FL

Address

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

My office hours

Tuesday: 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. Outside of work, I enjoy traveling, watching movies, and technology. I feel my best when I’m following a plant-based diet, exercise at least three times a week, limit my salt intake and take 15 minutes for myself each day.

Specialties
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Internal Medicine

Licenses

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

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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Neuralgia: This is a condition called post-herpetic neuralgia in which certain conditions result in long-term nerve pain afterwards. Shingles is one of these. ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Risk/benefit ratio: Clot-busting drugs are used to break clots apart (e.g. Pulmonary emboli) but this depends on a number of factors. These drugs are potent, high-dose b... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
No: Spinal stenosis is not an infection - it is not contagious or transmissible from one person to the next.
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
No: Absolutely not. You can still use a computer. Your doctor, however, will teach you about special exercises to do, may prescribe a brace, or coach you... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Yes: Seizure disorders can occur anytime depending on other medical conditions, medications, and trauma/surgery history.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Yes: Not mad cow disease but something with similar features in which a peculiar infection damages the brain. The two most widely known are crutzfeld-jacob... Read More
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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Yes: Yes, you can be allergic to any specific plant or animal, including sunflower seeds.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Yes: A q wave usually means a past infarct - death of that part of the heart from a heart attack. An inverted t can mean past ischemia - severely reduced ... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Go to hospital: You should go to the hospital immediately. The spleen is very vascular and if it ruptures, the abdominal cavity can fill with blood very quickly leadi... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Non-digestible sugar: Lactulose is a non-digestible sugar. When ingested, it is metabolized by normal colon bacteria into small fatty acids, acetic acid, & lactic acid. The... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Low Fe: Microcytic rbcs can be caused by a number of things but, by far, the most common cause is iron deficiency. This can be caused by a low dietary intake... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Fe supplements: If the microcytosis is due to low iron, then increased dietary intake is part of the answer. The most absorbed form of iron is in red meat (but that h... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Maybe: This is complicated. First, in most cases, there is an extra chromosome in all cells so the sperm and eggs will be genetically defective anyways & so ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
See your doctor: If this is a frequent occurrence, there can be a number of causes. If there is blood in the urine and you have pain when urinating, this could be a k... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Vasodilation: It causes the arteries to dilate so more blood can flow to the affected area of the heart thereby reducing the damage being caused.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
No: Chronic use of pain relievers can be harmful. Taking Ibuprofen daily for months to years can cause kidney disease & stomach bleeding. Long-term, daily... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
No: Hepatitis a is usually self-limited - meaning it will resolve on its own. There is no special diet for it. Just make sure the food is clean and prep... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Yes: It all depends on what's causing the pvcs. But if your magnesium is on the low side, supplementing mg can help prevent pvcs from deteriorating into a ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Yes: However, if you control your weight, blood pressure, cholesterol, and diabetes (if applicable), then you're managing your coronary artery disease and ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
YES: Yes, absolutely. Balanced diet meaning cut back a lot on all kinds of meat, prefer fish & lean poultry for all meats, predominantly eat fresh fruits ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Neonatal ICU: A neonatal icu. Critical care for sick or premature babies right after birth. Just like.
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
No: In the U.S., any physician can make a referral to any other specialty.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Many reasons: There are many reasons you may not be able to see 20/20 without correction. It is not entirely dependent on genetics. In fact, most simple refractiv... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Yes: If the previous person had a fungal disease and/or the shower has not been cleaned/disinfected recently, you can catch the disease.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Transports food: The esophagus is a long tube that pushes food from the throat to the stomach.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Tarsal tunnel: There is a similar condition called tarsal tunnel syndrome in the foot. There the posterior tibial nerve (running behind the leg and ankle) is compre... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
No: Fibromyalgia is not an infection - it is not contagious.
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
X linked recessive: Fabry disease is an x-linked recessive lysosomal storage disease.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
No: No. Leave it alone. The immune system is doing that on its own. Pus means the infection is being dealt with. If you pop it, you will increase the cha... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Bacterial infection: Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a gram-negative rod bacteria that can cause infection of the body, usually the lungs or skin. It is often seen in patients ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Serum glucose: Hypoglycemia simply means low glucose. So, the diagnosis is made by taking a blood sample and measuring the blood glucose level (mg/dl). Generally, ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Usually: Usually when one kidney fails for some reason, the other kidney will grow in size and take on some of the load of the other failed kidney. This takes... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Sometimes: Blood thinners prevent future blood clots from forming and help the body dissolve the current blood clot in conditions such as deep venous thrombosis ... Read More
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
110-115: For a female of average build, the ideal body weight if 62 inches tall is 110-115 lbs. If you are more muscular, then that will obviously be more.
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Inadequate bloodflow: The main problem with diabetes & feet is that diabetes causes decreased blood flow in the distant parts of the body (e.g. Feet) leading to nerve starv... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Yes: Any autoimmune disease including MS can present like this. See your doctor.
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A member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Depends: It depends on what kind of thalassemia and your mom's particular genetics for it. As well as your father's genetic/family history.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Neither: Angelman's syndrome doesn't follow simple mendelian genetics. Rather, it's due to de novo single genetic mutations, translocational errors, chromosom... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Yes: If the animal is infected or there is a lot of natural anthrax in the soil, then yes - you could get infected. Practice good hygiene and tend to the ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Yes: If the masseuse's hands were unclean, any oils or lotions were contaminated, the table was not cleaned properly, or the masseuse had a skin infection ... Read More
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Yes but rare: Since 1992, the us blood supply has been rigorously tested for many infections including hepatitis c. Getting a blood transfusion since then has been ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Yes: Jerky frame movements, rapidly flashing lights, fast action (like car chases), and movements like roller coaster or falling sequences can cause motion... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Non-latex condoms: There are non-latex condoms available at your drug store. Look for non-latex like polyisoprene. One brand is lifestyles skyn.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
PCP or rehab dr: First see your primary doctor to see if you need inpatient or outpatient rehab. If due to a specific cause like a broken bone, you could also see your... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
No: Usually it's viral but bacterial infections cause a good number.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Washing, cook fully: Wash all vegetables fully. Keep uncooked veggies away from raw meats. Wash all meats and all dishes/pans/utensils thoroughly. Cook all meats well (at ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Absolutely: Poor diet is the number #1 cause of stroke. High fat, high cholesterol, high additive, excess salt & sugar (especially high fructose corn syrup) all ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Yes: Tapeworms are dangerous in children and adults. They lead to loss of weight, nutritional deficiences, and malnutrition. These can lead to problems i... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Yes: Diabetes very commonly causes a peripheral nerve disorder called peripheral neuropathy in which their is a pins-and-needles sensation in the legs and ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Worsening: Exacerbation simply refers to worsening of a condition.
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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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