Dr. Albert Pizzo

Family Medicine
SAN MARCOS, CA
62 years experience male

Locations

ALBERT G. PIZZO,M.D.

SAN MARCOS, CA

Address

P.O. BOX, SAN MARCOS, CA
Directions

My office hours

Thursday: 10am - 1:00pm
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Practice website

Fax

(760) 761-0923

About

Bio

Graduate of McGill University Medical School and obtained Fellow of American Association of Family Physicians. In solo private practice of family medicine for over 48 years. Married over 50 years and have four children and 10 grand children. Main interests are in preventive medicine, nutrition, integrative medicine, anti-aging medicine, bio-identical hormone therapy, allergy problems and difficult to diagnosis conditions.

Specialties
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Family Medicine

Licenses

United States: California

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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 62 years experience
Deafness: Aging along with several diseases of the tympanic membrane, middle ear, and inner ear and also brain disease. Environmental factors such as xcessive ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 62 years experience
Broken shoulder: In an emergency find a way to place the arm across the chest with elbow bent at ninety degrees, and then wrap the arm against the chest by wrapping ar... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 62 years experience
Physical medicine: Weight control is a major factor in diabetes, and proper exercise. A healty life style. Professionals can help you with this.
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 62 years experience
Lipoma: Lipomas of the skin usually require a simple excision to cure them, often done in the doctors office. Lipomas usually do not affect the health unless... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 62 years experience
Hand pain: You may be suffering from repeatative motion condition causing inflammation of the tendons and soft tissue of your hand or a nerve entrapment at the w... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 62 years experience
Heart disease: You are at increased risk due to hereditary factors that you may have. You should see your doctor about a preventative program. Examination and bloo... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 62 years experience
Nasal polyps: No. It may shrink them some but to get rid of them completely it usually requires surgery.
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 62 years experience
Flaxseed and cla: Maybe, maybe not. Try stopping the flaxseed and cla for a few days and see if the diarrhea clears up. If it does then restart just the flaxseed and ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 62 years experience
Midcycle spotting: Best discuss this with your doctor. Perhaps you need a change in your birth control pills if this continues.
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A member asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 62 years experience
Honey nasal rinse: You can use honey, but studies show that adding a ten percent xylitol (sugar) to the nasal/sinus rinse is more effective. The bacteria take up the xy... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 62 years experience
Blindness: Yes. A regular eye doctor ophthalmologist can diagnosis blindness.
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 62 years experience
Weight loss: In general in healthy individuals without illness caused weight gain, you must burn off more calories everyday then the number you take in to lose wei... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 62 years experience
Negative thinking: This is a very distressing situation and you usually need help in your fight to get better. Discuss this with your doctor and find help. Learning to... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 62 years experience
Thumping sound -ear: This may be a type of tinnitis and or it may be related to your blood pressure or your vessels around the inner ear. You need to see your doctor for ... Read More
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 62 years experience
Genital itch: This may be a minor irritation or something more significant. Try using zinc oxide 40% each night after bathing on skin in area of itching. If this ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 62 years experience
Many joints hurt: Many possibilities. Because so many joints are involved this may be an illness. You should see your doctor for an examination to find out the cause ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 62 years experience
Motion sickness: Yes certain video games can cause motion sickness in suseptable persons.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 62 years experience
Hematocrit low?: Organizations like the red cross, world health org., american medical asso., set standards concerning hematocrit requirement to give blood. A low hem... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 62 years experience
Tamiflu (oseltamivir): Tamillu is general recognized as safe, however there are some people who react to tamiflu (oseltamivir) with minor or major reactions that can be very... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 62 years experience
Lysteria infection: No. The only reliable treatment for a listeria infection, especially in a pregnant mother is medical therapy with antibiotic. Other herbals can be a... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 62 years experience
Iron overload: You would be best served by seeing a gastroenterologist if you suspect iron overload as the doctor can check you for many things.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 62 years experience
Vascular disease: Yes. For example afro-americans are more prone to have diabetes, and diabetes frequently damages the vascular system.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 62 years experience
Broccoli: Best on empty stomach between meals.
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 62 years experience
Finger stick: You can use any finger but you have better luck getting enough blood if you use the index or middle fingers as they have larger pads and larger number... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 62 years experience
Magnesium: Yes it is safe to take magnesium. Why do you have peptic ulcers? The most common cause is an h. Pylori infection that is treated with antibiotics. ... Read More
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 62 years experience
Degenerative arthrit: This refers to a disease process that alters the anatomy of the bones especially in the areas of joints and vertebra. The area is altered by a degene... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 62 years experience
Bruise muscle: Pain, tenderness and swelling in area of bruising. Movement of the area causes increasing pain, relieved by rest.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 62 years experience
Electrical devices: Generally any electrical devices are not effective in the areas of practice called anti-aging. However there are many electrical devices used as trea... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 62 years experience
Heart disease: Some early signs may be high blood pressure or palpatations. However many individuals do not recognize any early signs and that is why one should hav... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 62 years experience
Circumcision: You need to consult with a plastic surgeon to be examined and to advise you if you are a candidate for this procedure.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 62 years experience
Pain: You may want to seek a second opinion if you are not improving. Also consulting a doctor specializing in pain management may be of help. Physical th... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 62 years experience
Cicumcision: No it is not necessary for all males to have cicumcision to be healthy and normal. If you have problems however, you should discuss this with your do... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 62 years experience
Back fusion: Yes, but only after your physician tells you it is ok to return to running and instructs you on what and what you cannot do.
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Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 62 years experience
Color blindness: Color blindness is the inability to see certain colors adequately. This is an inherited condition (x-linked recessive) that affects men much more tha... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 62 years experience
Sciatic pain: Depends. Sometimes sciatic pain is helped by heat and sometimes helped by ice packs. There are several causes of sciatic pain and it is best to see ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 62 years experience
Thyroid: Restart your thyroid medication immediately and meanwhile call your doctor for more instructions. Work out a reminder system so you do not repeat thi... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 62 years experience
Memory loss: See your family doctor for an examination. If you have a problem you can be referred for proper treatment.
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 62 years experience
Bumpy uterous: It is unusal for one to be able exactly identify a bump in their uterus. If the pregnancy test is negative, and repeat tests are negative then you mo... Read More
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Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 62 years experience
Bitter taste: There are many possibilities. Perhaps you are having a post nasal drip that accumulates during the night on your tongue. You may be having acid refl... Read More
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A 58-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 62 years experience
Hand write list: You can hand write out your list of medications and submit it directly to your health provider.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 62 years experience
Orgasms: Many women are capable of having multiple orgasms during one sexual encounter. Try to continue love making rather than just intercourse to enhance th... Read More
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Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 62 years experience
Look for cause: This is a major problem with a great number of people and causes a great deal of distress and misery. It is always best to determine the cause of the... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 62 years experience
Drink pain killers: There are pain killers that can be dispensed in liquid form. Best call your medical doctor to be examined for the cause of the sciatica and then advi... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 62 years experience
Weight loss: Sometimes quite awhile. The ill teenager often tries to hide the weight loss, wearing bulky clothes, covering arms and legs so that weight loss is cov... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 62 years experience
Teens and sex: The large majority of doctors agree that it is normal human behavior to masturbate and have sex thoughts. Normal teenagers usually have large swings ... Read More
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Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 62 years experience
Chronic cough: The problem is really why do you have a chronic cough. Are you a smoker or do you have asthma or bronchitis or copd? It is most advisable for you to... Read More
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 62 years experience
Yes: The maximum dosage for any individual depends on many factors, however the manufacturer oftens states a maximum dosage for certain individuals. There... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 62 years experience
Shaking: There are several causes possible for this, e.g. A drop in your blood sugar. Call your doctor for a checkup to see what is causing your problem so yo... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 62 years experience
Cicumcision: Follow instructions given by your doctor as when and how to remove the bandage. If you have forgotten, call your doctor for help.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 62 years experience
Steroid shot back: You need a re-evaluation and perhaps more tests and consultations to determine why the therapy did not work. You may need other types of therapy or s... Read More
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Testimonials
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May 3, 2014
It's a pleasure to read through Dr. Pizzo's clear and direct answers to HealthTap patients' questions. Not only do they reflect the tremendous scope of his knowledge and experience, but they convey ge...Read More
Jun 28, 2014
Dr. Albert Pizzo is an excellent physician. His responses are knowledgeable, intuitive, and practical. Additionally, Dr. Pizzo is caring and engaging. He has a wonderful bedside manner. It is a pl...Read More
Dr. Philip Miller
Aug 19, 2016
I highly endorse and recommend Dr. Albert Pizzo as an expert on the HealthTap panel. His answers are asture, empathetic, succinct and educational. He is an asset to our expert panel
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I am female no drugs, prescription or otherwise. (anti biotics every couple of years but nothing major.). The only illness that runs in my family is heart disease, diabetes. I have diabetes but don't...Read More
HealthTap member
Thanks again. My concern is that I am told that a high systolic means high BP. But I know that the mean value is what is important. Sometimes my result is 144/72. I used to take 11 different meds for ...Read More
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Thank you very much for your quick reply! I'm not sure what other information you're requesting. As far as symtoms, I have what feels like an electrical current that runs from the base of my head (w...Read More

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

McGill University Faculty of Medicine, QC
Graduated 1961MD

Medical/Graduate school

Medical Graduate School
Graduated 1961MD

Medical/Graduate school

McGill University Faculty of Medicine, QC
Graduated 1961MD

Awards

"Treat People Better" Award, Hendricks Regional Health
HealthTap - Founding Medical Expert; September 2012
16th most influential U.S. physician leader, Modern Healthcare magazine
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