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Dr. Bonnie Bock

Infectious Disease
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48 years experience female

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Infectious Disease

Travel Medicine

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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bonnie Bock
Infectious Disease 48 years experience
A cold: Most influenza illnesses are associated with fairly sudden onset of muscle aches, chills and fever, and many feel very ill. Most colds are more gradua... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bonnie Bock
Infectious Disease 48 years experience
Occasional: Tendon symptoms are uncommon while on these medications. The exact incidence is not known . Tendon rupture due to quinolones is estimated to occur in ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bonnie Bock
Infectious Disease 48 years experience
See MD: Diarrhea and stomach cramps at any age can be due to many many causes.Seeing zmd for exam and lab tests may be indicated.
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bonnie Bock
Infectious Disease 48 years experience
Yes : Cat scratch disease can cause fever and rashes and especially swollen glands the rash could also be due to any medicine sores on the gum also can h... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bonnie Bock
Infectious Disease 48 years experience
No: Stomach ulcers can be very serous and require md evaluation and treatment stomach ulcers can cause life threatening bleeding or rarely be due to canc... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bonnie Bock
Infectious Disease 48 years experience
Safe sometimes: Safe unless aman has an std that can be transmitted. Safer sex means use a condom to reduce spread of sexualaly transmitted diseases, no problems ... Read More
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bonnie Bock
Infectious Disease 48 years experience
Possible, see MD: Anything in the stool that looks like coffee grounds could be due to bleeding someplace in the GI tract er visit or appt to see md is essential.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bonnie Bock
Infectious Disease 48 years experience
Bump that sticks out: A polyp may occur anyplace on the body, but is most commonly seen in the colon when a colonscopy exam is done. It is a bump or protrusion from the... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bonnie Bock
Infectious Disease 48 years experience
Tetanus shot: Part of the modem tetanus nah it which includes 3 components. Tetanus toxoid is the name for the component of the vaccine that leads to immunity t... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bonnie Bock
Infectious Disease 48 years experience
Need information: The reason these tests were ordered was not stated in the question. Low antibodies to pneumococcus , tetanus and diphtheria suggest a very low imm... Read More
A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bonnie Bock
Infectious Disease 48 years experience
Natural aging: As we get older, our arteries are stiffer, and many develop high blood pressure. Cholesterol and plaque build up in arteries, leading to heart problem... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Bonnie Bock
Infectious Disease 48 years experience
Ask your Dr: Abdominal TB is not very common. In general, patients with TB are treated by an infectious diseases MD, or occasionally by a primary care Doctor along... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Bonnie Bock
Infectious Disease 48 years experience
Occasionally: The common cold can cause discolored mucus from the nose or even a cough with discolored mucus. Most of the common colds in otherwise healthy people r... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Bonnie Bock
Infectious Disease 48 years experience
Varies: A boil will burst when it is big , unless opened by an md with a procedure. Do not squeexe a boll since that wi cause it to spread under the skin and... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bonnie Bock
Infectious Disease 48 years experience
Trust doctor: Trust your doctor or get a second opinion if desired.
A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bonnie Bock
Infectious Disease 48 years experience
Possible : Epididymitis usually causes pain and swelling but can cause firmness it is usually treated with antibiotics if it does not improve a visit with a ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bonnie Bock
Infectious Disease 48 years experience
May not be herpes: Herpes simplex can be anyplace in the body . This may not be herpes based on your description. A visit to your health care provider to diagnose and ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bonnie Bock
Infectious Disease 48 years experience
Yes: It in general can be a severe illness due to one of many causes, such as ulcerative colitis, Crohn's diseases, or severe infections.
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bonnie Bock
Infectious Disease 48 years experience
Yes rarely: In the 1980's toxic shock syndrome(tss) was associated with tampons in women who had a strain of toxin- producing staph that caused blood pressure ... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bonnie Bock
Infectious Disease 48 years experience
Yes it can: Strep thoat can be spread among family members and to other contacts. Antibiotics may decrease the risk to spread strep throat to another person.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bonnie Bock
Infectious Disease 48 years experience
A tick: Many patients do not have a history of a tick bite especially children.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bonnie Bock
Infectious Disease 48 years experience
See your doctor: Mrsa can be diagnosed or treated by your doctor. Mrsa can be a very severe infection, so do not try to diagnose or treat it without medical advise. ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bonnie Bock
Infectious Disease 48 years experience
Clean, not sterilize: Mrsa is spread from person to person; bedspreads and surfaces in you home can harbor bacteria for a long time. You can not "sterilize" your home the ... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bonnie Bock
Infectious Disease 48 years experience
Yes: Yes it is safe for the mother and for the baby, in the absence of major egg allergy. In fact pregnant women should get the vaccine to protect both mot... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bonnie Bock
Infectious Disease 48 years experience
Food,H2O precautions: Travelers diarrhea is due to bacteria in water, uncooked foods, salads & fruits in developing countries; avoiding these will reduce the risk. Prescr... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bonnie Bock
Infectious Disease 48 years experience
Cold or sinusitis : A viral infection is a cold or scientifically "rhino sinusitis""because the viruses that cause these illnesses often infect the sinuses. After about ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Bonnie Bock
Infectious Disease 48 years experience
I need more details: It could be hair, he could be just talking, it could be d, that description does not give enough information. Condoms and avoiding intimate conta... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bonnie Bock
Infectious Disease 48 years experience
Antifungal cream: Over the counter anti fungal cream may help in general, keeping the area dry and not moist between showers or baths may help. An appointment to see m... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bonnie Bock
Infectious Disease 48 years experience
Appt with doctor : Any lesion on genital area needs an exam by a doctor. It could be anything. Std, cyst , benign tumor, bacterial infections s many more are possible.
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bonnie Bock
Infectious Disease 48 years experience
Unlikely, See MD: Herpes one and two can infect either the mouth or genital areas or both. Either virus can cause lesions elsewhere on the body. Any symptom such as he... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bonnie Bock
Infectious Disease 48 years experience
See MD: Coughing up yellow sputum may be mild and due to a viral infection that should not be treated with antibiotics, but only health care provider can d... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bonnie Bock
Infectious Disease 48 years experience
Virus or allergies: Allergies and asthma are possible, bacterial or viral infections, or even esophageal reflux. An appointment to see an md is indicated.
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bonnie Bock
Infectious Disease 48 years experience
Maybe gas or spasm: Symptoms described are difficult to diagnose without more information. It could be gas, or muscle spasm as you suggested. Make sure your MD did a tho... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bonnie Bock
Infectious Disease 48 years experience
See doctor: Exam by a gynecologist is necessary to determine the cause of continued mucus even if watery. It could be anything such as retained placenta, infect... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Bonnie Bock
Infectious Disease 48 years experience
Possible see MD: Those symptoms can be strep throat or more likely other infections such as viruses or mycoplasma a very long list of illnesses can cause these sym... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Bonnie Bock
Infectious Disease 48 years experience
10 years: Tetanus shots last at least 10 years the newer shot called tdap (diphtheria tetanus and pertussis)became available for adults in 2005-2006 it protects... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bonnie Bock
Infectious Disease 48 years experience
It is possible: Spotting can be due to changing hormones, std, pregnancy, all require a visit to your doctor
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bonnie Bock
Infectious Disease 48 years experience
Either: Changes in menstraul cycle can be due to many causes. Significant stress can affect menstrual cycles, and a very common cause of missed periods can b... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bonnie Bock
Infectious Disease 48 years experience
Yes but not often: We can die from millions of germs in the environment, from our own normal germs that get into the blood stream to make us sick, and from hospital ger... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bonnie Bock
Infectious Disease 48 years experience
Possibly: It is possible. An md or std clinic might be indicatedto make a diagnoosis.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bonnie Bock
Infectious Disease 48 years experience
Varies : 3500 calories loss to lose a pound is well known. Recent data and clinical experience suggests wide variation on weight loss using this numberi. Stea... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bonnie Bock
Infectious Disease 48 years experience
Yes: yes as long as doses are spaced out Ifb you are told to take itb every 12 hers, and you happen to start at 3 PM, you may adjust schedule of pills so t... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bonnie Bock
Infectious Disease 48 years experience
Yes: See your doctor for an exam and if indicated, a pregnancy test, andvany additional tests indicated by your doctor
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bonnie Bock
Infectious Disease 48 years experience
Need more details: Your history is not enough to make a diagnosis. It could be almost anything including dental disease, gum disease,thrush, allergies, cold sores. Wr ... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bonnie Bock
Infectious Disease 48 years experience
A long time: Post nasal drop is usually due to allergies, which can occur in certain seasons, especially spring postnatal drop can be present continuously in some ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bonnie Bock
Infectious Disease 48 years experience
Can not predict: It depends on how ill you have been, how early in the illness you started the tamiflu, (oseltamivir) whether you have had any complications such as ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bonnie Bock
Infectious Disease 48 years experience
Could be: Medical attention is essential to evaluate std safe sex is essential to reduce risk of std s.
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bonnie Bock
Infectious Disease 48 years experience
See MD: Staph infections can be anyplace on the body, . They can be localized or spread throughout the body. An md must evaluate serous staph infections . Wh... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bonnie Bock
Infectious Disease 48 years experience
See MD: Many viral colds are also associated with bronchitis or coughing up sputum. Many viral bronchitis illnesses will resolve spontaneously even with no an... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bonnie Bock
Infectious Disease 48 years experience
Many caused, see MD: Many illnesses can cause these symptoms a viral illness can but any serious bacterial infection including sinusitis, or other health problems meningit... Read More

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

Medical/Graduate school

SUNY Upstate Medical, Syracuse, New York
MD

Residency

Albany New York
Completed 1974

Awards

Top Infectious Disease Specialist , First Place, California - Summer
2014

Affiliations

Infectious Diseases Association of California
infectious diseases society of America
Orange County Medical Associatioon
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