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Dr. Raj Singh

Internal Medicine
Las Vegas, NV
12 years experience male

Locations

HEALOR

Las Vegas, NV

Address

3900 W Charleston blvd , ste 170, Las Vegas, NV, United States
Directions

My office hours

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

Medicare

Anthem BC Life & Health Insurance Company

Medicaid

Health Plan of Nevada

UnitedHealthcare

Seven Heart Med Spa

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
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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 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Raj Singh
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
Avoid: Avoid caffeine, alcohol, artificial sweeteners, and hot pepper as these can worsen symptoms.
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Raj Singh
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
Sometimes : It depends on the underlying disease causing the kidney damage. Kidney function can improve in certain diseases such as vasculitis etc. Usually imp... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Raj Singh
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
Cleaning of blood: There are two main types of dialysis: hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis. Both types filter your blood to rid your body of harmful wastes, extra sal... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raj Singh
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
Bladder infection: Urinary infections can cause burning pain and frequent urination. You will need antibiotic course for 1 week. Your doctor may also test you for std if... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Raj Singh
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
Yes: Presence of protein in the urine is always a bad prognostic sign. The higher the level of protein in the urine the more likelihood that kidney disease... Read More
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Raj Singh
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
3 gms/day: Is needed to lower LDL the bad cholesterol. Hdl or good cholesterol can be improved with 1-1.5 gms/day. Recently published studies have shown no ben... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Raj Singh
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
Kidney Stone: The pain you are describing could be from a stone in the right kidney or could be musculoskeletal pain. A kidney ultrasound will be diagnostic in th... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Raj Singh
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
Kidney: Kidney failure can be detected only by blood work.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raj Singh
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
Varies: The common reason for kidney failure after a spinal cord injury is due to urinary retention caused by neurogenic bladder which can cause swelling of k... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raj Singh
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
Yes: Foul smelling urine is an early sign of bladder infection or UTI. Lower back pain if associated with fever and chills usually mean that kidney are als... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raj Singh
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
Yes: presence of protein in the urine is usually suggestive of underlying kidney disease. When the kidney filters get damaged the protein from blood tends ... Read More
A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Raj Singh
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
Triamterene: I use triamterene is combination with hydrochlorthiazide for BP control and to prevent potassium loss due to hydrochlorthiazide.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raj Singh
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
Several rsk factors: Recurrent UTI is defined by having more than 3 infections in a year. There are several risk factors such as kidney or bladder stones, frequent sexual ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raj Singh
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
swelling, fatigue et: Amlodipine can cause swelling in legs, vasoprin can cause fatigue, dry mouth, headache etc. Diuretics cause electrolyte problems. Most of the side eff... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raj Singh
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
Sterile Pyuria: Other causes need to be explored if you have leukocytes in urine but urine cultures are always negative. This is called sterile pyuria. Some of the di... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raj Singh
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
Underlying kidney dz: presence of protein in the urine is usually suggestive of underlying kidney disease. When the kidney filters get damaged the protein from blood tends ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raj Singh
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
Seek medical care: Vomiting is not usually associated with a simple urine infection. High grade fever, chills, vomiting , back pain etc can be signs of more serious infe... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raj Singh
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
It depends on how: Low your sodium level is. Depending on the duration of pregnancy sodium levels can decrease due to fluid retention and this is normal. I would be conc... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raj Singh
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
No medications : Females tend to have lower BP and is asymptomatic nothing needs to be done. If you are experiencing severe fatigue or dizziness than evaluation is i... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raj Singh
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
Plenty of fluids: Drink plenty of fluids especially water as this decreases bacterial count. Cranberry juice helps prevent some bladder infections.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raj Singh
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
YES: 300 mg of magnesium is adequate for adults. We also get magnesium from diet so taking additional supplementation can be toxic.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raj Singh
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
Likely muscular: I don't think you pain is related to the kidneys. Most likely you have musculo skeletal pain.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Raj Singh
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
Nothing: Your urine output seems adequate and there is no need for concern. Diuretics are not indicated to simply increase urine production. You can try drinki... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raj Singh
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
NO: You can not overdose on magnesium if your kidneys are normal as the excess will be removed in urine or stool as magnesium causes diarrhea. Since you... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raj Singh
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
None: Several vitamins are known to be harmful in kidney patients such as vitamin a, e and k . None of the vitamins have been shown to prevent or slow down... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raj Singh
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
Transplant: Focal segmental glomerulosclerosis or fsgs has recurrence rate of 10 % after transplant. You can get another transplant and decrease rate of recurrenc... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Raj Singh
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
Healthy Life style: In general maintain healthy lifestyle, exercise, good BP and diabetic control, low salt diet etc. Follow a low phosphorus diet ie avoid dark soda a... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Raj Singh
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
At: At every visit ask about creatinine level and gfr.
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Raj Singh
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
Blood in the urine: Hematuria is the presence of red blood cells in the urine.
A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Raj Singh
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
Yes: If your BP is 130/80 without taking BP medications than there is no need for BP meds unless you have diabetes. If your BP is 130/80 with medications ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raj Singh
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
Yes: Blood in the urine aka hematuria is only seen in 1/3rd of the cases of renal cell carcinoma. Most patients have no symptoms from renal cell carcinoma ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raj Singh
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
It depends: On the clinical situation. Ace inhibitors are commonly used to control BP in renal artery stenosis and are not contraindicated. Their is this concern ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raj Singh
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
Stone composition: Is needed to determine diet modifications. 90 % of kidney stones can be prevented using combination of diet and drug therapy. Calcium oxalate stone -... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raj Singh
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
Yes: Daily home dialysis is better tolerated by most patients compared to in center dialysis as small amount of fluid and toxins are removed with each sess... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raj Singh
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
No: Diabetic retinopathy develops usually after 3-5 years in type i diabetics whereas kidney disease aka nephropathy typically develops 10-15 years after ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raj Singh
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
Peritonitis: Infection of peritoneal fluid is the most dreaded complication although this can be minimized by practicing good hygiene when handling pd equipment. M... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raj Singh
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
No: Dizziness can be a sign of low blood pressure and decreased perfusion to the brain. Discuss with your nephrologist to have your medication or dialysis... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raj Singh
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
Yes: Majority of women will have some sexual problems such as painful intercourse, decreased arousal and libido.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raj Singh
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
Yes: Diabetes can damage several organs even if diabetes is strictly controlled. However the complications are delayed for several years and are easier to ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raj Singh
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
Its in the bag: Glucose in pd bag absorbs water and removes excess fluid from body during dialysis. Wastes or toxins from blood travel from tiny blood vessels called ... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raj Singh
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
It varies: Depending on the fluid intake. Normal urine output is 1.5-2 liter/day. Excessive intake of coffee increases frequency of urination as caffeine is a mi... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raj Singh
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
Inflammation: Urine infection causes inflammation of the urinary tract which results in burning sensation.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raj Singh
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
No: Dialysis or kidney transplant are the only options when kidneys are not functional.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raj Singh
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
Plenty of water: Increase in water intake to have a urine output of more than 2.5 liter is the only proven way of reducing risk of kidney stones. It is less likely for... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raj Singh
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
Production of urine: The renal pyramid consists of renal tubules primarily the loop of henle and collecting ducts. As urine passes through these tubules it is more and mor... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raj Singh
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
Moderation is key: Any exercise suitable for your level of physical health should be okay.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raj Singh
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
Yes: Cranberry juice decreases risk of urine infections caused by certain bacteria such as e. Coli. You can still get urine infections by other organisms.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raj Singh
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
No: Imodium (loperamide) does not get absorbed and is highly unlikely to contribute to stone formation.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raj Singh
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
Bladder Inflammation: This is a side effect of radiation therapy which is used as treatment for pelvic tumors. Symptoms include blood in urine, voiding problems and inconti... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raj Singh
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
Ciprofloxacin, : Nitrofurantoin, Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) are commonly used.

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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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