Dr. Raj Singh

Internal Medicine
Las Vegas, NV
13 years experience male

Locations

HEALOR

Las Vegas, NV

Address

3900 W Charleston blvd , ste 170, Las Vegas, NV, US
Directions

My office hours

Thursday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
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Insurances accepted

Medicare

Anthem BC Life & Health Insurance Company

Medicaid

Health Plan of Nevada

UnitedHealthcare

RAREV

Las Vegas, NV

RAREV

Las Vegas, NV

HEALOR

Las Vegas, NV

About

Bio

Dr. Raj Singh was born and raised in the Punjab province of Northern India. He moved to the United States in 2004 to pursue his medical education at University School of Medicine in Las Vegas. Accessibility is key to Dr. Singh’s practice. He cares deeply about the well-being of his patients and tells them he is always just a phone call away. His goal – to significantly improve his patients’ quality of life and life expectancy through a comprehensive treatment plan. Dr. Singh has received numerous Top doctor awards from various publications and he is also a fellow of the American college of physicians and fellow of the American society of Nephrology. When he is not looking after patients or immersed in lab results, Dr. Singh is in hot pursuit of adventure.

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: Nevada

Languages spoken

Hindi, Punjabi

Doctor Q&A

180 Answers
26 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raj Singh
Internal Medicine 13 years experience
No: Renal artery stenosis presents with difficult to control BP and decline in renal function.
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raj Singh
Internal Medicine 13 years experience
Yes: A small kidney is scarred and will raise systemic blood pressure to perfuse itself. Medical management with drugs such as ACE inhibitors or angioplast... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raj Singh
Internal Medicine 13 years experience
Infection: Of the bladder can cause painful urination. You need a urine culture to evaluate for infection in the bladder an short term antibiotics are sufficient... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raj Singh
Internal Medicine 13 years experience
No: It is never normal to develop a kidney stone at any age. Most of the kidney stones can be prevented with modifications in diet and use of medications.... Read More
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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raj Singh
Internal Medicine 13 years experience
Not usually: Renal epithelial cells are normally found in urine and moderate numbers are not suggestive of underlying disease. Its is also possible that the urine ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raj Singh
Internal Medicine 13 years experience
Tylenol (acetaminophen): Otc medications such as Acetaminophen (tylenol), Ibuprofen are effective for cyst pain. Do not take Ibuprofen more than twice a week as larger doses a... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raj Singh
Internal Medicine 13 years experience
3-4 weeks: Most patients will not survive more than 3-4 weeks.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raj Singh
Internal Medicine 13 years experience
Inadequate removal: Of waste products and toxins from blood by the kidneys is called renal insufficiency.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raj Singh
Internal Medicine 13 years experience
Not always curative: In patients with renal artery stenosis several factors are considered to determine if intervention is indicated. If the kidney is already scarred and ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raj Singh
Internal Medicine 13 years experience
Extensive tests: This is a diagnosis of exclusion which means extensive work is needed to arrive at this diagnosis. Interstitial cystitis is a disease which affects yo... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raj Singh
Internal Medicine 13 years experience
Genetic anomalies: Polycystic kidney disease in adults is an autosomal dominant disease which means that you only need abnormal gene from one parent in order to get this... Read More
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raj Singh
Internal Medicine 13 years experience
Muscle strengthening: Urinary incontinence can be secondary to pelvic muscle weakness especially in pregnancy related incontinence. Physical therapist can hep you teach keg... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raj Singh
Internal Medicine 13 years experience
No: Taurine is found in meat, fish and health supplements. Taurine is removed by the kidneys and there is paucity of toxicological data when it comes to c... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raj Singh
Internal Medicine 13 years experience
Yes: Nortriptyline, Doxepin are the two big ones.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raj Singh
Internal Medicine 13 years experience
Phenacetin: Analgesic nephropathy is chronic kidney disease caused by long term use of phenacetin, Acetaminophen (tylenol) and certain nsaid's such as ibuprofen. ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raj Singh
Internal Medicine 13 years experience
Blood is cleaned: Special formulated fluid is filled in the peritoneal cavity in the belly which helps remove toxins and other waste products from the blood into this s... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raj Singh
Internal Medicine 13 years experience
No direct toxicity: Zoloft (sertraline) is primarily metabolized by the liver and there is no direct toxicity reported.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raj Singh
Internal Medicine 13 years experience
Better Survival rate: When kidneys stop functioning the two options are dialysis or kidney transplant. Although home hemo dialysis, nocturnal dialysis or peritoneal dialysi... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raj Singh
Internal Medicine 13 years experience
Yes: Situations involving severe stress, exercise, fever etc can cause transient proteinuria. This resolves in most cases in subsequent analysis. Extensive... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raj Singh
Internal Medicine 13 years experience
Medications: It is important to know the cause of high calcium or hypercalcemia. Based on the underlying problems hypercalcemia can be improved with high water int... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raj Singh
Internal Medicine 13 years experience
Yes: Dialysis is ordered by kidney specialist called nephrologist who will discuss various dialysis options and kidney transplant.
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raj Singh
Internal Medicine 13 years experience
By injecting dye: When a contrast material is injected into a vein in the patient's arm, it travels through the blood stream and collects in the kidneys and urinary tra... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raj Singh
Internal Medicine 13 years experience
Decreased urine: Output, fatigue, swelling of legs, poor appetite, nausea.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raj Singh
Internal Medicine 13 years experience
BP control: High salt diet promotes water retention which results in elevation in blood pressure and swelling in the legs. The water pills (diuretics) work better... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Raj Singh
Internal Medicine 13 years experience
Neuro cutaneous : Tuberous sclerosis is an inherited disorder that is characterized by multiple organ involvement , benign hamartomas of the brain, eyes, heart, lung, l... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raj Singh
Internal Medicine 13 years experience
NO : Vinegar is a low potassium liquid.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raj Singh
Internal Medicine 13 years experience
NO: High salt content in food can increase your blood pressure which can damage kidney in the long term. Otherwise there is no data suggestive of spicy fo... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Raj Singh
Internal Medicine 13 years experience
Healthy life style: Maintaining a healthy diet, weight and regular exercise can help reduce your risk of developing diabetes.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raj Singh
Internal Medicine 13 years experience
NO: Flu is associated with generalized muscles aches and body pain especially in the back but does not have direct effects on the kidney.
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raj Singh
Internal Medicine 13 years experience
Kidney Damage: Presence of protein in urine is a sign of kidney damage caused by diabetes. It is called diabetic nephropathy. The higher the protein level in urine t... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raj Singh
Internal Medicine 13 years experience
YES: Magnesium levels in blood do not correlate well with magnesium levels in the tissues especially muscles. You can experience symptoms of magnesium defi... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raj Singh
Internal Medicine 13 years experience
Yes: Kidney infection called pyelonephritis can lead to severe sepsis and can be fatal if not treated aggressively with antibiotic therapy.
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A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Raj Singh
Internal Medicine 13 years experience
Potassium sparing: Potassium sparing diuretics such as Amiloride are a a good alternative. Discuss with your physician.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raj Singh
Internal Medicine 13 years experience
NO: Stones over 5mm need lithotripsy or surgical extraction. You need to see a urologist.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raj Singh
Internal Medicine 13 years experience
Yes: Vitamins play important role in overall health including urinary tract. Cranberry can reduce risk of certain urinary infections. Vitamin c has been s... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raj Singh
Internal Medicine 13 years experience
NO: The active chemical in green coffee bean extract is chlorogenic acid which has been linked to several kidney diseases most notably chinese herb nephro... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Raj Singh
Internal Medicine 13 years experience
Develop hypertension: Having family history of hypertension or development of hypertension during pregnancy increases the risk of developing hypertension.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raj Singh
Internal Medicine 13 years experience
None: If you eat a balanced diet than vitamin supplementation is not needed. Taking vitamins without documented deficiency can cause long term problems.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raj Singh
Internal Medicine 13 years experience
Kidney Failure: Creatinine of 6 is very abnormal and indicates less then 15 % kidney function. Most patients are started on dialysis at this creatinine level if they ... Read More
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A 73-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raj Singh
Internal Medicine 13 years experience
Fatigue , nausea: Decreased urine production, lack of appetite are some of the symptoms of advanced kidney disease. Most patients with kidney disease have no symptoms i... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raj Singh
Internal Medicine 13 years experience
Unlikely : It is extremely unlikely to have jaw pain associated with a urinary tract infection.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raj Singh
Internal Medicine 13 years experience
Yes: The active ingredients in unisom are antihistamines such as Diphenhydramine and doxylamine. These drugs are metabolized by the liver so renal toxicit... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Raj Singh
Internal Medicine 13 years experience
Drink: Drink plenty of water, avoid vitamin c , limit consumption of tea.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raj Singh
Internal Medicine 13 years experience
NO: Furosemide increases urine output but has no effects on removal of marijuana.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raj Singh
Internal Medicine 13 years experience
Kidfney failure: Long term excessive use of motrin, advil, (ibuprofen) alleve , Ibuprofen etc is associated with severe kidney damage. Do no take more than 200 mg of ... Read More
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raj Singh
Internal Medicine 13 years experience
Kidney Damage: Your lab work is consistent with kidney damage and kidney are not working at normal. You need to contact your pcp urgently if you do not have h/o kidn... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raj Singh
Internal Medicine 13 years experience
Because: The kidney is inflamed from infection and the kidneys move up and down with breathing and postural movement which causes stretching of kidney capsule ... Read More
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Raj Singh
Internal Medicine 13 years experience
Urine infection: Your symptoms are suggestive of bladder infection or vaginitis. See your doctor to get a urine culture done.
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raj Singh
Internal Medicine 13 years experience
Not usually: Placing a catheter to start peritoneal dialysis catheter may involve some discomfort in the postoperative period which may last a few days. Peritoneal... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raj Singh
Internal Medicine 13 years experience
Bladder Infection: The symptoms of discomfort in the pelvic area with foul smelling urine can mean a urinary tract infection. Simple urine test can confirm this diagnosi... Read More
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Testimonials
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Thank you notes
Sep 23, 2014
Very accurate and timely responses.
Sep 8, 2013
good doctor...highly recommend
Sep 25, 2014
Great doc!
HealthTap member
Thanks for your quick reply! tkng medi since Jan12 & near my 60's. I am a runner of 5KM daily
HealthTap member
I've been afraid of someday needing a new kidney, thank you for making it seem less scary
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! My mom has PKD. Thanks for this insight.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Nevada School of Medicine
Graduated 2008MD

Medical/Graduate school

University of Kansas School of Medicine
Graduated 2010MD

Residency

University of Nevada Affiliated Hospitals

Residency

University of Nevada School of Medicine, Las Vegas

Awards

E.K.G Excellence Award, University of Nevada school of Medicine
Thumbs Up Award, university of Nevada School of Medicine
Best Pharmacology Student, VMKV Medical School

Affiliations

American Medical Association
Renal Physicians Association
American Society of Nephrology
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