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Dr. Albert Pizzo

Family Medicine
SAN MARCOS, CA
61 years experience male

Locations

ALBERT G. PIZZO,M.D.

SAN MARCOS, CA

Address

P.O. BOX, SAN MARCOS, CA
Directions

My office hours

Tuesday: 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 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 61 years experience
Drug resistance: The over prescribing of antibiotics.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 61 years experience
Gout risk: Hereditary factors, heavy alcohol consumption, diabetes mellitus, obesity and uric acid metabolic disorders.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 61 years experience
Kidney transplant: Obtain the best medical care you can find. Research the best hospitals and study their statistics for kidney transplant. Google kidney transplant an... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 61 years experience
Hot flashes.: You probably have a hormone imbalance. Call your doctor and discuss the balancing of your hormones. This is complex and needs frequent medical visit... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 61 years experience
Growth: Depends on your age and gender. You will undoubtedly be healthier if yor stop smoking and please do this for yourself.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 61 years experience
Change seasons: Yes. There are many factors. One factor is the availability of the foods in your diet e.g. Fruits are plentiful in the summer and harder to buy in t... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 61 years experience
Symptoms of drugging: Depends completely on the drug, the amount, the person involved and the treatment and response.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 61 years experience
Throat burns: Depends on the cause. The burning may be due to gastric contents that regurgitate into your throat during the night (called gerd). Treatment involve... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 61 years experience
Cooperation: Develop a close partnership with your doctor by cooperating with examinations and testing. Ask questions and follow through with advice.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 61 years experience
CAT scan of liver: Cat scans take numerous xray "slices" of the liver, gall bladder and the surrounding tissue. Many diseases of these structures can be discovered, how... Read More
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 61 years experience
Moth balls: Please expand on your question. How are you addicted to moth balls. Is it the aroma, or are you eating them or what? How often do you repeat this b... Read More
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 61 years experience
Black out: Alcohol can decrease the ability of the brain to remember especially short and long term memory. The more one drinks the more the impairment to memor... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 61 years experience
Pain: Depends on the type and source of the pain. Finding and treating the cause is the most effective. Try healthy life style, meditation, hot soaks, ice... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 61 years experience
Need 12 hrs sleep: Yes. This is too long. There are many causes possible for this. See your doctor to determine the cause of your fatigue so you can function better w... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 61 years experience
Aquatic exercise: Depends on the injury and how much tissue damage resulted. Were there any complications.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 61 years experience
Broccoli: Best on empty stomach between meals.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 61 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 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 61 years experience
Not regulated: Most chinese medications are unregulated by either the chinese or the us.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 61 years experience
Numb fingers: There are several possibilities. One is that you may have peripheral neuropathy. Call your doctor for an appointment for an examination to determine ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 61 years experience
Many conditions: The most common treatment using bee venom is for desensitization of an individual who is allergic to bee stings. Some therapists use bee stings as a ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 61 years experience
When to have baby: This is completely an individual decision. Make a list of all the pros and cons and then decide.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 61 years experience
Sea water therapy: What therapy are you referring to. Perhaps hot sea water soaks would be effective due to bringing moist heat to the joints to relieve pain.
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 61 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 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 61 years experience
Tick bite: Depends on whether or not the tick is hosting a serious disease e.g. Rocky mountain spotted fever. The tick bite itself is minor. It is what the tic... Read More
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 61 years experience
Stress fracture: Usually very painful in the low back area just above the tailbone. Pain is usually worse with weight bearing or exercise. Stress fractures can be tr... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 61 years experience
Bariatric surgery: Any diet or other questions concerning your bariatric surgery should be thoroughly discussed with the surgeon and the staff.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 61 years experience
Hep A diet: Healthy diet, lots of fruits and vegetables especially raw and blended with smoothies, berries, nuts, rice milk, almond milk, eggs, lean grass fed bee... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 61 years experience
Insomnia: Insomnia is a common but complex problem that affects a large number of people. There are numerous causes, and it is important to analyze all the cau... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 61 years experience
Grapefruit: Not true that grapefruit has high cholesterol.
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A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 61 years experience
Gynecomastia: It is best to seek medical attention to find the cause of the gynecomastia which is more likely to be a hormonal imbalance which would not require sur... Read More
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A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 61 years experience
Mini strokes: A mini stroke implies a blockage in a vessel of the brain supplying a small area of the brain and causing an area of cell death and cell compromise. ... Read More
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Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 61 years experience
Spinal stenosis: Many possibilities. Proper help depends on accurate and thorough diagnosis. Spinal stenosis can occur at many different levels of the spine and can ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 61 years experience
Ovarian Cysts: Treatment depends on the type of cysts one has. For example women may have a condition called polycystic ovarian syndrome which causes many cysts in ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 61 years experience
Brain fog: Brain fog is a real symptom that can have many causes. Sometimes it is due to illness or hormone fluctuations commonly seen in women in the years bef... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 61 years experience
Thoracic Outlet: Pain pills are at time successful in temporarily relieving pain but they do nothing to cure the cause of the pain of thoracic outlet syndrome. It is ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 61 years experience
Narrow question: This is much too broad a question. Could you narrow your question to one specific statistic?
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 61 years experience
Early puberty: I do not believe that the reason is known, although many researchers have studied this situation.
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 61 years experience
What to say: Tell the truth and don't conceal anything you may have only one chance to get well.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 61 years experience
Migraine and menopau: Yes it can be worse if it is triggered by hormonal changes.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 61 years experience
Motion sickness: Yes certain video games can cause motion sickness in suseptable persons.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 61 years experience
Concussion: The generally accepted definition of a concussion is a mild injury to the brain usually by a traumation event. Usually one would remember a blow to t... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 61 years experience
UTIs: Depends on what caused your previous uti's. It is necessary to search for the cause so it can be treated to prevent future attacks. As there are man... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 61 years experience
Wellness: They are unseparable as total wellness refers to the health of the body mind and spirit when viewed from the holistic point of view.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 61 years experience
Numbness: This should be reported to the surgeon today, to obtain advice and information on what to do. There several possibilites.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 61 years experience
Depression Mood: Depends on the type of depression and mood swings. Best to see your doctor concerning a specific diagnosis of the type of depression you have and wha... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 61 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 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 61 years experience
Morning smell: Look for the cause and get rid of the cause. Odor may be from many causes, e.g. Dental infections, mouth or throat disorders, sinus infections, lung ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 61 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 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 61 years experience
Cancer of mouth: Using mouth wash to rinse your mouth is not known to cause oral cancer.
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 61 years experience
Itchy legs: This may be coming from some illness in your body. Best to see your doctor for an examination to find the cause and then get proper treatment.
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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
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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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