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Dr. Gary Gottlieb

Internal Medicine
Tucson, AZ
49 years experience

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Tucson, AZ

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7140 E Rosewood Street, Tucson, AZ
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Bio

Dr Gottlieb went to Johns Hopkins University and Temple Medical School, and had Medical Residency and Gastroenterology Fellowship at University of Pittsburgh. He was Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh, where he did basic and clinical research for five years. He went into private practice in Cleveland, Ohio, where he was in a large group practice for 19 years. He moved his practice to Tucson, Arizona, in 2004. He is associated with Desert Sun Gastroenterology and Carondelet St Joseph's Hospital where he has served as Chairperson of the Gastroenterology Division. His interests include Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), Gastroesophageal Reflux (GERD) and Diseases of the Liver.

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Internal Medicine

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

41 Answers
6 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Gottlieb
Internal Medicine 49 years experience
No: Diarrhea after eating is usually not serious. It can be due to irritable bowel syndrome or lactose intolerance. First, try a lactose-free diet (no che... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Gottlieb
Internal Medicine 49 years experience
Yes: If the diarrhea lasts more than 10 days or is very severe, the patient should contact his or her physician to see if tests should be done, such as sto... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Gottlieb
Internal Medicine 49 years experience
Yes: Genetic causes of diarrhea include inflammatory bowel disease (crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis) and celiac disease. Lactose intolerance may hav... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Gottlieb
Internal Medicine 49 years experience
Yes: Diarrhea can be a symptom of gluten-sensitive enteropathy (celiac disease), but this is not a true allergy. In celiac disease, gluten (which is a comp... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Gottlieb
Internal Medicine 49 years experience
Not a true diagnosis: Leaky gut is a proposed condition where certain toxins, microbes, or poor diet allows bacteria and toxic molecules to enter the system from inside the... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Gottlieb
Internal Medicine 49 years experience
No: Milk thistle has not been shown to help in fatty liver. If fatty liver is caused by obesity, diabetes, or high triglycerides, then improvment can occu... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Gottlieb
Internal Medicine 49 years experience
It's the truth: Many cases of constipation are due to inadequate water intake. Water should not make you bloated as it is absorbed into the tissues or passes through... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Gottlieb
Internal Medicine 49 years experience
Only by blood: Hepatitis c is usually transmitted by blood, including using an infected person's toothbrush or razor, or getting a tatoo using non-sterile instrument... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Gottlieb
Internal Medicine 49 years experience
"Life-style changes": These include eating a low fat, caffeine-free diet, avoiding alcohol, coffee, and aspirin, remaining upright for at least 3 hours after finishing each... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Gottlieb
Internal Medicine 49 years experience
Location, location: Both the esophagus and stomach are located very close to the heart and therefore symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux (gerd) and peptic ulcer disease (... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Gottlieb
Internal Medicine 49 years experience
Yes: Irritable bowel syndrome (ibs) includes a spectrum of clinical presentations, including (1) diarrhea-predominant, (2) constipation-predominant, and (3... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Gottlieb
Internal Medicine 49 years experience
2 weeks: H pylori is usually a chronic bacterial infection of the stomach. It can usually be cured by taking several prescription medications every day for 2 w... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Gottlieb
Internal Medicine 49 years experience
Yes: Most antibiotics can cause diarrhea while they are being taken. Some antibiotics can cause an overgrowth of clostridium difficile (also known as "c-di... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Gottlieb
Internal Medicine 49 years experience
Loose stools, cramps: Most people with traveler's diarrhea have loose stools and abdominal cramps, after eating contaminated food or drinking contaminated water. Fortunatel... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Gottlieb
Internal Medicine 49 years experience
Can't be done: The only proven way to remove a stone from the gallbladder is through surgery. Attempts at dissolving gallbladder stones were not successful as the st... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Gottlieb
Internal Medicine 49 years experience
Depends on what kind: Ibs can be diarrhea- or constipation- predominant or mixed-type. Ibs-c can be treated with fiber supplements, stool softeners, mild magnesium-based la... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Gottlieb
Internal Medicine 49 years experience
Yes: Tobacco does not directly affect the liver. Excessive alcohol use can damage the liver and cause cirrhosis. Liver damage can be reversed by abstaining... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Gottlieb
Internal Medicine 49 years experience
Hepatitis A: Hepatitis a usually causes no permanent liver damage, although it can be very severe is some patients and can last up to 6 months. If a patient who al... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Gottlieb
Internal Medicine 49 years experience
2 hours to 2 days: The incubation period for salmonella and other types of food poisoning may take from several hours to 2 days.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Gottlieb
Internal Medicine 49 years experience
Usually fatty liver: The most common cause of an enlarged liver is fatty liver, which can be caused by obesity, diabetes, alcohol abuse, pregnancy, and hyperlipidemia. La... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Gottlieb
Internal Medicine 49 years experience
6--10 days: The "incubation period" for most common gastrointestinal viral illnesses is 6-10 days. Cerain viruses, such as hepatitis a and b viruses, can take up ... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Gottlieb
Internal Medicine 49 years experience
Acute vs chronic: Hepatitis a is an acute infection which usually does not last more than a few months; it is almost never fatal. It is contracted by shaking hands with... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Gottlieb
Internal Medicine 49 years experience
Yes: Fruit can cause diarrhea in people with irritable bowel syndrome or fructose intolerance.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Gottlieb
Internal Medicine 49 years experience
Yes: Chocolate can cause diarrhea if you have lactose intolerance or irritable bowel syndrome.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Gottlieb
Internal Medicine 49 years experience
None: There is no particular diet that will help patients with jaundice. It is important to see a doctor and get the diagnosis of the underlying cause of th... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Gottlieb
Internal Medicine 49 years experience
No: Stomach ulcers are caused either by an infection with h pylori bacteria or by damage from non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (nsaids such as aspiri... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Gottlieb
Internal Medicine 49 years experience
No: Diarrhea is not a sign of gallbladder disease. Diarrhea can occur in some patients after having the gallbladder surgically removed, due to excessive b... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Gottlieb
Internal Medicine 49 years experience
Malnutrition: Untreated gastroparesis can cause nausea, indigestion, and fullness or bloating. It can lead to weight loss and malnutrition. Gastroparesis can be cau... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Gottlieb
Internal Medicine 49 years experience
Yes: Alcohol can cause diarrhea in certain susceptible individuals.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Gottlieb
Internal Medicine 49 years experience
10 days: Infectious diarrhea due to viruses or bacteria usually lasts 2 to 10 days. Most cases do not need to be treated with antibiotics in healthy people. Sm... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Gottlieb
Internal Medicine 49 years experience
Yes: Spicy foods can make the symptoms of GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease) worse, but they can't cause gerd. Patients with esophagitis (a common mani... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Gottlieb
Internal Medicine 49 years experience
No: Diarrhea does not cleanse the colon. People with diarrhea often have solid stool in the colon, even when only liquid stools are produced. Cleansing th... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Gottlieb
Internal Medicine 49 years experience
Yes: Adhesions are often suspected in patients who have had prior abdominal surgery, but they are difficult to prove, unless there is bowel obstruction, di... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Gottlieb
Internal Medicine 49 years experience
Fluids, rest, meds: We use medications to treat nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. We advise oral fluids and electrolytes to prevent dehydration. We suggest a bland, low fat... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Gottlieb
Internal Medicine 49 years experience
Controversial: The effectiveness of psychological treatments are still being debated. Hypnosis, cognitive behavioral therapy, relaxation therapy, stress reduction co... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Gottlieb
Internal Medicine 49 years experience
Several things: If you are a diabetic, you should attempt very tight control of blood sugars. You should consume a low fat diet. Avoid the use of narcotic pain pills ... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Gottlieb
Internal Medicine 49 years experience
Fiber/stool softener: First make sure that your constipation is not a side effect of medications such as narcotic pain meds or certain antidepressants. I usually recommend ... Read More
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Gottlieb
Internal Medicine 49 years experience
Nothing: Lactose-free milk is just regular cow's milk with lactase-enzyme added to convert lactose sugar molecules to simpler sugars such as glucose and galact... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Gottlieb
Internal Medicine 49 years experience
See your doctor: Your symptoms remind me of a viral infection, but most acute viral infections last no more than 10 days. With these symptoms, you should definitely se... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Gottlieb
Internal Medicine 49 years experience
Try LactoseFree diet: A common cause of gas and bloating is lactose intolerance, even if you have not had problems with milk in the past. Lactose intolerance can start at a... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Gottlieb
Internal Medicine 49 years experience
High fiber diet: There is no proven way to prevent a recurrent attack of diverticulitis. The old rule of avoiding nuts and seeds has been disproven. My experience tell... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Gottlieb is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Gottlieb is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
Thanks so much. Do you have much info on Gastroparesis?I've had it 8years now and have suddenly gained weight?
HealthTap member
Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I believe I have adhesions but can't prove it! No IBS, but PAIN!
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thanks for getting back to me so fast and replied to my question

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Temple University School of Medicine, PA
Graduated 1973MD
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