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Dr. Joshua Liberman

Internal Medicine - Cardiology
Milwaukee, WI
22 years experience male

Locations

Office

Milwaukee, WI

Address

2350 N. Lake Drive Suite 400, Milwaukee, WI
Directions

About

Bio

I am a Preventive Cardiologist, focusing on lifestyle approaches to reduce my patients' risk of having a heart attack or stroke.

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 - Cardiology

Cardiology

Critical Care

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

45 Answers
19 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joshua Liberman
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 22 years experience
Not your heart: At your age, and with all those negative tests, it is most likely that your pain is muscular in origin, and not from a heart problem.
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joshua Liberman
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 22 years experience
You are normal: Blood pressure should normally rise with standing, as your brain is at a higher level and blood needs to be pumped harder to fight gravity. As long as... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joshua Liberman
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 22 years experience
Extremely: That is a description of a patient with critical illness.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joshua Liberman
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 22 years experience
No....: As long as you use them the correct way, there is no risk of damage. If you were to inflate the cuff and leave it inflated for too long, it could caus... Read More
A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joshua Liberman
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 22 years experience
It can: Pulmonary fibrosis over time can cause high blood pressure in the lungs (pulmonary hypertension) which can lead to strain and even dysfunction of the ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joshua Liberman
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 22 years experience
Blood tests: There are actually several different enzymes and proteins that can be found in the bloodstream after a heart attack. The duration of time since the on... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joshua Liberman
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 22 years experience
Infrequently: At this point in time, there is no guideline-recommended indication for closure. There are currently clinical trials exploring this issue, and patient... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joshua Liberman
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 22 years experience
Traffic Jam: When you have sleep apnea, you can develop high blood pressure in your lungs (pulmonary hypertension). The high blood pressure in the lungs is like a ... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joshua Liberman
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 22 years experience
Nothing else: The last remaining concerning diagnosis in a young person with exertional chest pain is the possibility of a congenital abnormality of the coronary ar... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joshua Liberman
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 22 years experience
Very doubtful: It is extremely doubtful that you have a heart problem with all of that testing coming out normal. To be honest, it is much more likely to be related ... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joshua Liberman
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 22 years experience
Probably: You may have been prescribed that medication not because your blood pressure was high, but because your heart was weaker than it should be. Lisinopr... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joshua Liberman
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 22 years experience
No: There really is no reason why an inr level would cause fatigue.
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joshua Liberman
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 22 years experience
Not necessarily: Long qt syndromes don't really cause any chest pain or pressure. He may not want to refer you because he doesn't think that the pain is concerning. Lo... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joshua Liberman
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 22 years experience
Probably not: But you should see a doctor anyway. Most causes of chest pain in your age group will be benign.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joshua Liberman
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 22 years experience
No other test needed: Pvcs are normal for people to have. There is no other workup needed. If they are extremely symptomatic, consider asking for treatment to suppress them... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joshua Liberman
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 22 years experience
Yes: If you're taking it just for palpitations, it is reasonable to take it only on an "as needed" basis. And either of those choices is fine; they are rea... Read More
A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joshua Liberman
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 22 years experience
Yes: There are no interactions for tricor (fenofibrate) and orange juice.
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joshua Liberman
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 22 years experience
No: Given all that testing, there is almost no chance that the pain is cardiac.
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joshua Liberman
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 22 years experience
Any doctor: Any doctor can order a holter monitor. It takes special training to interpret the results, however.
A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joshua Liberman
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 22 years experience
Sure, but: It is safe, but probably not necessary. The dose of atenolol is not high enough to cause withdrawal, and it's not dangerous to have higher blood press... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joshua Liberman
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 22 years experience
No need for worry: If all those tests are fine, the likely cause of your symptoms is anxiety, and this is what your doctor is treating.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joshua Liberman
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 22 years experience
Probably nothing: Most cases of patients with high resting heart rates are nothing at all, and related to deconditioning or being "out of shape". Only very rarely is... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joshua Liberman
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 22 years experience
Safe: Mild leakiness of the mitral valve is indeed common, and should not prevent the use of any other medications.
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joshua Liberman
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 22 years experience
It depends: It depends if the ultrasound was done to evaluate the veins or the arteries. If looking at the veins, it was looking for a "blood clot". Yu would wan... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joshua Liberman
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 22 years experience
A lot of things: There are multiple possible causes of chest pain in a young female smoker. Heart problems, blood clots, reflux are just a few. I recommend you see you... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joshua Liberman
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 22 years experience
Almost definitely: Ventricular tachycardia is a potentially fatal heart rhythm. Most people feel lightheaded and either pass out or come close. Sinus tachycardia is co... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joshua Liberman
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 22 years experience
Talk is best: You really should ask your doctor why he/she has recommended this. The best patient outcomes happen when the doctor and the patient have a conversatio... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joshua Liberman
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 22 years experience
Possibly: With severe or "decompensated" congestive heart failure, the oxygen saturation is frequently low due to the pint of water in the lungs. As this condit... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joshua Liberman
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 22 years experience
No: There is no specific reason that a patient with this diagnosis and no cardiac symptoms needs to see a cardiologist.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joshua Liberman
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 22 years experience
Exercise: Exercise routinely and consistently at a level that is low enough not to cause chest pain.
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joshua Liberman
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 22 years experience
Unlikely: It is extremely unlikely to be brought on suddenly by the norvasc (amlodipine). Diabetes is a known cause of neuropathy, and probably the most common ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joshua Liberman
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 22 years experience
Not necessarily: Tachycardia can happen for dozens if not hundreds of reasons, not necessarily just from low cardiac output. In fact, that may be the least likely caus... Read More
A 74-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joshua Liberman
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 22 years experience
Absolutely: Stress can absolutely cause headaches, as can uncontrolled high blood pressure. You should buy a home BP monitor and track your blood pressure to make... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joshua Liberman
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 22 years experience
It's a process: Obviously, you would need to go through medical school, internal medicine residency, then cardiology fellowship. Find some aspect of the field and dev... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joshua Liberman
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 22 years experience
From the acid: The acid in your stomach is leaking up into your esophagus when you lay flat. This causes pain in your chest. It's not from your heart.
A 75-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joshua Liberman
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 22 years experience
Completely safe: The medication is extremely safe, and appropriate, for both men and women. It is extremely beneficial for people at high risk for heart attacks or str... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joshua Liberman
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 22 years experience
Probably nothing: Some people with abnormal thyroid function have abnormal heart rhythms. If your thyroid level is too high, you might have a fast heart rate. Lopressor... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joshua Liberman
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 22 years experience
Possib diet related: When people engage on extreme dietary behaviors, such as fasting, it is possible to develop electrolyte disturbances or other problems that could lead... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joshua Liberman
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 22 years experience
Not necessary: Pots syndrome is not associated with heart disease, or any other structural problem with the heart. The best way to evaluate consistent exertional che... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joshua Liberman
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 22 years experience
Reassurance: There is no need to be terrified. Pvcs are normal. They can be symptomatic, and if so, there are medications that can suppress them. But they don't ne... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joshua Liberman
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 22 years experience
Absolutely: Minute to minute small fluctuations in blood pressure are normal, especially if you are anxious or in pain or stressed.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joshua Liberman
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 22 years experience
Absolutely: A combination of Acetaminophen and Ibuprofen can be beneficial.
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joshua Liberman
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 22 years experience
Possibly: Stress tests can incorporate echo imaging, and this will improve the diagnostic capability of the test. Also, if one of the walls of the heart is vi... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joshua Liberman
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 22 years experience
Not recommended: It is not usual practice to be on duplicate medications within the same class.
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joshua Liberman
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 22 years experience
Frequency of symptom: If the symptoms you have are not predictably occurring on a daily basis, an longer time period of monitoring would be needed to identify the underlyin... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Liberman is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Liberman is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks for your quick reply! I am seeing another cardiologist next wensday and the lung doctor is seeking advise from her collegquies on Friday she does not thnk heart
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Thank you for your reply. I doubt that I would have any surgery considering how mm any medical problems I have had so far and being 60 y.o.
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This saved my life. Thank You! So relieving Ty! PVCs are so scary feeling, it's the biggest relief to know they can not harm you .

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Boston University School of Medicine, MA
Graduated 2000MD

Awards

Top Cardiologist , First Place, Wisconsin - Summer
2013
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