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Dr. Dan Fisher

Internal Medicine
Oak Harbor, WA
28 years experience male

Locations

South Island Medical

Freeland, WA

Address

1690 Layton Rd, Freeland, WA
Directions

My office hours

Tuesday: 0900am - 1600pm
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Fax

(360) 331-3373

Insurances accepted

Cigna

Regence Blue Shield of Washington

Group Health Incorporated

Aetna Life Insurance Company

Medicare

Tricare

Premera Blue Cross

North Island Medical

Oak Harbor, WA

About

Bio

Retired US NAVY Internal Medicine physician. Now in private practice in Central Whidbey.

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Internal Medicine

Licenses

United States: Washington

Doctor Q&A

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A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
No.: Bun/cr are affected by a variety of factors - volume status, medications, etc but effects are not generally long lasting or even cumulative. If surge... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Costochondritis: Sounds like this might be costochondritis- pain just like you describe. It also might be "gas" would need to know more... How frequent, any associat... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Hard to say: This is a complicated problem. Do you actually have a fever or just night sweats? How elevated is your esr? Is CRP elevated as well? Do you have sig... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Risk / benefit ???: There is an association with ocp and htn, but don't hold your breath. Your BP may or may not come down enough to stop your meds. Use some other form ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Complicated.: It all does come down to how you are put together. Drug breakdown in body is very complicated. Some people metabolize drugs quickly and others not at... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Being hungry: Biggest side effect is not feeling well and being hungry. Food is essential to life. If fast is complete it is not wise to go beyond a few days altho... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Probably not.: Not likely enough smoking to be seen on xray or on standar pulmonary function testing, but the damage is likely there and accumulating with time. Sto... Read More
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Diet and meds.: Eat very low fat diet. Triglycerides directly reflect fatty content of the diet and vary from day to day. Trig in 200's is really a minor elevation an... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Symptoms <60 or >100: Normal blood sugar is hard to define since blood glucose levels vary over a large range under the influence of many factors. Fasting blood glucose is... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Hard to say: Placebo gives about 5% of people headache and there is no good explanation for that. I assume that sugar uses the same mechanism!
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Unlikely.: Sex during menses is generally safer than any other time during the cycle.
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A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
None.: The key to kidney health is to avoid kidney toxins such as nonsteroidals / asa, etc and to treat underlying disease such as HTN and dm to goal.
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A member asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Needs specialist: No vits or minerals will treat this. A mass in the l ventricle ( blood clot or otherwise ) needs serious attention. Over the counter meds have absol... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Not likely.: Most dull aches in the testicle are just that. Most serious pathology in the testicle becomes progressively uncomfortable. You will know it when you h... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Not if you feel fine: Thermometers are notoriously inaccurate. Temp that low should produce marked symptoms of shivering, discomfort and confusion.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Exercise OK.: I do not believe routine exercise is going to lower your chance a successful pregnancy.
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Might hurt too much.: And maybe your partner won't allow it, but unless the infection was due to a sexually transmitted disease this is not likely to be of any consequence.
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A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
No.: BUN seems normal. It is more likely related to your intravascular volume and recent diet than anything of clinical import.
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Yes.: Viable sperm can stick around inside the uterus for up to five days.
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
No.: Most people actually enjoy a heating pad from time to time, however, do not fall asleep on your heating pad as it can most assuredly be bad for skin, ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
NPQ: Not sure why you think that. Pretty unusual in an otherwise healthy and young individual. However, you should report the symptoms and consider obtain... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Yes.: The manufacturer would like you to test daily or more. But you should only test when it makes sense. In general a normal period at the right time is ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Hard to say.: Could be any one of a number of things, but if you have appt in a few days there is nothing to be gained here. Exam and hx are far better than any in... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Not a reasonable fea: If two months ago you had the same symptoms and had an echo and cxr which were normal and you now have the same symptoms, you have demonstrated that y... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Good dose. Yes.: Vit d at 2000 iu/day is a good dose. This can be taken with calcium and vit a - although I am not sure why you would take vitamin a.
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A female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
The positive one: The negative test can miss a pregnancy, but the positive one is almost always right if the test is done properly. Retest in a few days to be certain.
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Both.: I suspect most would say the bicuspid as the pressures are greater, but i kind of like them both. The tricuspid has one more leaf doesn't that count ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Lipoma.: Sounds like a lipoma. A benign faty tumor that is usually rubbery and mobile.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Cyst.: Cyst - epidermal inclusion or trichilemmal. Could be a minor skin infection although unlikely in this area without one of the above cysts being irrita... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Not likely.: From the info given it is too hard to tell, but doesn't seem likely. The additional respiratory and nervous system depression related to the dose incr... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Supplements?: Just a good well balanced diet. Typically low in calories with restricted carbohydrates. If you feel that your diet is lacking in vitamins and miner... Read More
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Possibly OK.: There is no reason it can't be done, but there may be a reason it shouldn't be done. Discuss with your doctor.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Seems about right.: Much of your food contains water. You drink enough or you would die. Oral input must always be greater than urine output because of loss from lungs a... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Yes. Could be.: If you have altered sensation in things below the belt you should see your doc for evaluation sooner rather than later. This can be a symptom of prob... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
See your doc.: Sounds like you might have a urinary tract infection. You should drink plenty of fluids until you can talk to your doc and be tested or treated.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
No need.: One does not need to lower their B12 level. Excess B12 in he body is excreted. B12 excess does not cause panic and palpitations.
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Meniscal injury.: This is known as the thesaly test and often indicates damage to one of the menisci. If the symptoms are only mild you may get away with rest and non s... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Few days max.: Depends upon infecting organism ( I am assuming chlamydia or gonorrhea based on your age) and extent of infection.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Seems OK.: If you feel it works, by all means. Ginger is known to be a mild anti-nauseant as well.
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
No.: Frequent and urgent urination sounds more like urinary tract infection/ irritation or prostate issue.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Too early: This could be vaginal yeast, but it is a little to early to be related to the antibiotics. It may have existed prior to the "infection" or may have b... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Stick with your doc: You are already well down the road to discovering your problem. Sounds like there might be some bile reflux. Controversial topic. Relationship betwee... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
It's just a test.: Unless you have specific signs and symptoms of a white cell deficiency this is probably just normal variation.
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
No problem: Can be taken together.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Not pregnancy: Those are certainly not the typical symptoms of pregnancy although you may still be pregnant - unprotected intercourse leads to pregnancy pretty relia... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Sems OK.: If the facts are correct it seems safe, but if the facts are not correct all bets are off. Ocp's when taken correctly are pretty good at preventing pr... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Ignore: Doc, how will they probably die? Can you prevent pain, suffering and preserve their dignity?
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Neuropathy.: Numbness in feet is often due to peripheral nerve damage and not problems with vessel disease as it is commonly believed. It is reasonable to have a l... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Best guess.: Just as strong as sausage casing. I don't suppose you could tow your car, but you could probably pull 20-40 lbs with a fresh intestine....
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A 73-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Yes.: The medicines are complimentary. If your blood pressure remains high and there are no specific contraindications this may be a very reasonable thing ... Read More
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Testimonials
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Aug 3, 2014
Dr. Fisher is Compassionate and caring about physicians and patients. He is a prime example of what a Healthtap physician is and should be.
Sep 11, 2013
Dr. Fisher provides informative, accurate answers on HealthTap -- and also has a warm sense of humor. I recommend him!
Sep 3, 2013
Dan is the smartest internist I know. If there's a puzzle to solve, he's the guy you want.
HealthTap member
Thanks. My girlfriend who went to best hospital in NYC (I think sloan Kettering) was told by her surgeon that popcorn has been known to cause. Maybe kernels or remnants get stuck and form an abcess bu...Read More
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thanks unsure how I wIll wash dIshes If thats the case or bathe my 2 small chIldren out of the 4 kIds I have .. havIng my hands In water Is a daIly thIng.. thanks for the advIce but unsure how that wI...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! I just got home from the ER where I was diagnosed with paresthesias. I woke to urinate, but couldn't walk. I was curious about my FM as cause. More likely the severe ...Read More

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine, MD
Graduated 1994MD

Residency

PORTSMOUTH REGIONAL HOSPITAL

Awards

Top Doctor, Third Place, National - Winter
2013
Most Influential, Second Place, Washington - Winter
2013
Thought Leader, First Place, Washington - Winter
2013

Affiliations

Whidbey General Hospital
American Medical Association
American Medical Directors Association

Publications

SREX: A new process for the extraction and recovery of strontium from acidic nuclear waste streams.
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