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Dr. Sarab Alfata

Family Medicine
Muncie, IN
21 years experience

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Muncie, IN

Address

3631 N. Morrison Rd. , Muncie, IN
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Family Medicine

Languages spoken

English

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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarab Alfata
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Infection: Sialadenitis is inflammation of a salivary glands.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarab Alfata
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Inflammation: Rhino-sinusitis is an inflammatory process involving one or more of the paranasal sinuses that usually occurs after an allergic reaction or viral uppe... Read More
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarab Alfata
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Yes: The purpose of treatment is to save the optical nerve from damage and to normalize the pressure inside the eye. This can be done mostly by surgery.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarab Alfata
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Bad breath: Halitosis is a term used to describe noticeably unpleasant odors exhaled in breathing. Halitosis is estimated to be the third most frequent reason for... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarab Alfata
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Life stayle: By following a good life style which include regular exercises 30min a day 4 times a wk, eating high omega-3 diet, high fiber diet , using olive oil o... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarab Alfata
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Yes: Regular exercises at least 30minute a day 4 times a week can improve HDL levels.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarab Alfata
Family Medicine 21 years experience
3 months: With appropriate treatment and good life style modification you can start to see results in the 3 months period.
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarab Alfata
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Yes: With appropriate antibiotic treatment.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarab Alfata
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Depends on the type: Primary open-angle glaucoma signs and symptoms include: gradual loss of peripheral vision, usually in both eyes tunnel vision in the advanced stages... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarab Alfata
Family Medicine 21 years experience
No: Has been there for years, but recently we are having more awareness about and health care providers are screening for it more.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarab Alfata
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Counseling: Counseling and knowing how to normalize eating habits is essential in treating binge eating disorder, i recommend meeting with a dietition and a couns... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarab Alfata
Family Medicine 21 years experience
No: No specific testing to diagnose ed. The diagnoses depends on the history and physical exam findings. Some blood tests will be ordered to check the med... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarab Alfata
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Cancer: Vulvar cancer is a rare type of cancer. It forms in a woman's external genitals, called the vulva. The cancer usually develops slowly over several yea... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarab Alfata
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Surgery: The only effective treatment for cataracts is surgery. Cataract surgery involves removing the clouded lens and replacing it with a plastic lens implan... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarab Alfata
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Avoid food: Losing weight and trying not to gain wt while the weight is low or normal. Skipping meals and counting calories. Claiming that he/she is trying to be ... Read More
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarab Alfata
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Most likely normal: At age 4 months babies start to discover thier hands , if your baby is raching out to objects and only closing hands when he /she is not using them th... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarab Alfata
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Fatty: Follow low fat diet, increase vegetables and fruits, eat baked and grilled and avoid fried foods. When you pick your meat choose a lean cut. White mea... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarab Alfata
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Diet-activity: High omega-3 diet, high fiber diet, low fat diet, increase olive oil and canola oil use, regular exercises 30min a day 4 times a wk.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarab Alfata
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Fasting: To diagnose diabetes we start with checking fasting glucose level ( after fasting for 12 hours) if the fasting glucose is elevated then will order hem... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarab Alfata
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Colonoscopy: Colonoscopy is the best screening tool for colon cancer, it gives the option of diagnosing and sometimes treating( by removing the polyps).
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarab Alfata
Family Medicine 21 years experience
HPV : Most cervical cancer is caused by a virus called human papillomavirus, or hpv. You can get hpv by having sexual contact with someone who has it.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarab Alfata
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Specific: Pap smear is a screening tool for cervical cancer.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarab Alfata
Family Medicine 21 years experience
A1c and others: A1c less than 6, BP less than 120/80, LDL 70-100, Albumin creatinin ratio less than 30. Fasting glucose test less than 110..Check with your pcp and di... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarab Alfata
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Worrier: You worry a lot beyond normal worrying, here are some exampled of genralized anxiety disorder symptoms: your worrying significantly disrupts your job... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarab Alfata
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Eye disease: Eye disorder in which the optic nerve suffers damage, permanently damaging vision in the affected eye(s) and progressing to complete blindness if untr... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarab Alfata
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Yes: The lifetime risk of developing late-stage macular degeneration is 50% for people that have a relative with macular degeneration, versus 12% for peopl... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarab Alfata
Family Medicine 21 years experience
In the bloodstream: Embolus: something that travels through the bloodstream, lodges in a blood vessel and blocks it. Examples of emboli are a detached blood clot, a clump... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarab Alfata
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Food: Some fruits contain chemicals that prevent the guaiac, the chemical in which the test paper is soaked, from reacting with the blood. Aspirin and some ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sarab Alfata
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Probiotics: 1- gerd: consider taking otc acid reflux meds x 2 wks, may need to check if have h-pylori infection in stomach 2- constipation: make sure to increase... Read More
A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sarab Alfata
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Multiple uses: Co q10 is an enzyme and antioxidant that is naturally in the body helps to fight cell aging. Some studies found it useful to be used after heart attac... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sarab Alfata
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Fasting/non fasting: 1- fasting blood sugar range preferred 90-116 2- non fasting and 2 hrs after last meal preferred to be less than 140. If you are having 140-160 ran... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarab Alfata
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Age..: Aging is the primary risk factor for cataracts, but other factors are also involved: gender women >men, +family history, race african america twice ca... Read More
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarab Alfata
Family Medicine 21 years experience
PCP: Talk to his/her primary care physician, the doctor will be able to help with diagnosis, treatment and other options.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarab Alfata
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Retina: To be able to check the back of the eye, the pupils if not dilated will be too small , with dilation the doctor will be able to have a better view of ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarab Alfata
Family Medicine 21 years experience
HPV: Sexually transmitted, the number one cause for cervical cancer, no antivirus is available for treatment, the best treatment is prevention.
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarab Alfata
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Yes: Inceased eye pressure is one of the definitions for the closed angle glaucoma and the pressure should be lowered to save vision.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarab Alfata
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Pain: Symptoms of salivary gland disease: •abnormal tastes, foul tastes •decreased ability to open the mouth •discomfort when opening the mouth •dry mout... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarab Alfata
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Painless: This is a painless disease. Symptoms include: the sudden appearance of many floaters — small bits of debris in your field of vision that look like spo... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarab Alfata
Family Medicine 21 years experience
No: Two separate diseases by they tend to happen together in most of the time, high cholesterol can be genetic or related to your life style. Same with hy... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarab Alfata
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Variety: Check for the kidney funciton and how much of protien you are losing in the urine. Dilate the eyes and check the retina and make sure there is no blee... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarab Alfata
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Good: Hdl is the good cholesterol and having a high level of it will stand against the effects of the bad cholesterol called ldl, so having a high HDL can h... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarab Alfata
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Citrus: Citrus fruits, grapes, strawberries and apples. Beans and soy olive and canola oil.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarab Alfata
Family Medicine 21 years experience
HDL: Hdl is the good cholesterol and higher is better, aim toward more than 45 the best will be around 70.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarab Alfata
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Transition period: Perimenopause, also called the menopausal transition, is the interval in which a woman's body makes a natural shift from more-or-less regular cycles o... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarab Alfata
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Support: Encourage to visit a specialist and promise to be supportive during the stressful times. Attend the therapy sessions with him/her and ask the therapis... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sarab Alfata
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Class B: Animal studies showed no risk, but controlled 1st trimester human studies are not available. There is no evidence of 2nd or 3rd trimester risk and fet... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sarab Alfata
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Healthy lifestyle: 1- healthy diet , full of antioxidants, go with dark colored fruits and vegetables 2- hydrate well with 6-8 glasses of water a day 3- exercise regu... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Alfata is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Alfata is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine, Syria
Graduated 2001MD

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