Dr. Ghiath Kashlan

Internal Medicine
Trinity, FL
27 years experience

Locations

Sunshine Primary Care LLC Lutz Branch

Lutz, FL

Address

17921 Hunting Bow Circle , Suite 101/102, Lutz, FL
Directions

Practice website

Fax

7273724985

Office

New Port Richey, FL

Sunshine Primary Care LLC

Trinity, FL

About

Bio

Ghiath Kashlan, MD is board certified in Internal Medicine and is experienced in primary care medicine and hospital practice. Dr. Kashlan graduated from Medical School in 1996, passed the USMLE, and completed his first internal medicine residency at Aleppo University H In 1999, Dr. Kashlan moved to Charleston, South Carolina, where he began his postdoctoral fellowship at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC). In 2001, Dr. Kashlan began a primary care residency at Unity Health System, Park Ridge Hospital (an affiliate of the University of Rochester, in Rochester, New York). In 2002, he was recognized for his achievements and received the Outstanding Internship Award from the Unity Health System Medical Residency Program. In 2003, Dr. Kashlan received a certificate of merit from the American College of Physicians (ACP) in recognition of his upstate Associates Poster Competition contribution. In 2004, Dr. Kashlan completed his second internal medicine residency, in Rochester, New York. Dr. Kashlan moved to Greenwood, Indiana in July 2004, where he served patients at a busy internal medicine practice. Dr. Kashlan continued his education by taking courses in public health at Indiana University. His efforts were rewarded with a significant return of prosperity and peace, and the clinical experience has enhanced his professional acumen. He finally joined Access Health Care in NPR Florida. Ghiath Kashlan, M.D. has held many leadership positions during his career. In 2003, he served as vice president of the House Staff Association at Unity Health System. Between 2003 and 2004, Dr. Kashlan was privileged to serve as president of that body. In 2006, he became the chief of medical staff at Kindred Hospital South in Greenwood, Indiana, where he managed, mentored, and taught his staff. Dr. Kashlan served as a member of the medical executive committee and the pharmacy and nutrition committee at Kindred Hospital South. He also served as a member of the pharmacy and therapeutics committee at Community Hospital South in Indianapolis. Dr. Kashlan has researched many topics within medicine and has expertise in myriad areas: He is certified by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) as a suboxone treatment provider; he offers his patients trigger point injections, joint injections, and performs most skin procedures; he is certified by Sleep Solutions to performed home sleep studies; he is certified by ECFMG/UMLE and ABIM, and is BCLS/ACLS certified. He is a member of the American College of Physicians (ACP) and the American Medical Association (AMA). Dr. Kashlan performs most cosmetic procedures at his office and is experienced in Botox, Dysport, Microdermabrasion, Sclerothrapy, Mesotherapy and Checmical peels. He offers several weight loss protocols including HCG drops and injections. Dr. Kashlan loves his work and strives to help his patients lead healthy and happy lives. He is an incredible doctor, and his patients wellbeing is his priority his practice goal is to provide high quality care utilizing the most up-to-date treatment protocols Physician Reported Awards •OUTSTANDING INTERN AWARD, 2002 •CERTIFICATE OF APPRECIATION, AMA CHAPTER MEETING SYRACUSE , 2003 •DIPLOMAT OF THE YEAR AWARD, UNITY HEALTH ROCH NY , 2004 •COMPASSIONATE DOCTOR RECOGNITION AWARD, 2011 , 2011-2012 •PATIENTS' CHOICE AWARD, 2011 , 2011-2012 Positions or Appointments CHIEF OF STAFF AT KINDRED HOSPITAL SOUTH, IN Chief of Medical Staff Greenwood, IN, 2006-2010 H H SNF-NURSING HOME MEDICAL DIRECTOR, 2011-2012 http://www.buppractice.com/ghiath-kashlan-md-board-certified Medical Director- Suboxone Rx Ctr, 2011-2012 PrimeAesthetica.com MEDICAL DIRECTOR - Cosmetic/Aesthetic Center, 2012 SENIOR HOME CARE AGENCY MEDICAL DIRECTOR, 2011 UNITY HEALTH SYSTEM ROCHESTER NY VICE President of the House Staff Association , 2002-2003 UNITY HEALTH SYSTEM, ROCHESTER NY The President of the House Staff Association, 2003-2004

Specialties
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Internal Medicine

Licenses

United States: Florida

Languages spoken

Arabic

Doctor Q&A

36 Answers
2 Agrees
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ghiath Kashlan
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
More info: Need more information. What is your weight and height. This is important to determine you body mass index. You said you tried treatments that didn... Read More
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ghiath Kashlan
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Nodule: Where is the nodule? No the cyst should have nothing to do with the nodule.
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A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ghiath Kashlan
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Yes: Yes. But need to make sure your md would approve this considering other medical conditions.
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ghiath Kashlan
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Suicide: Severe deression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, chronic pain. Ofcourse there is a long list of less common reasons. Any suicidal ideation would p... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ghiath Kashlan
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Bronchitis: I assume you are asking about acute bronchitis. It is usually a viral or bacterail infection. You might have some or all of these symptoms: cough, f... Read More
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ghiath Kashlan
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Hormonal Acne: You might have hormonal acne. One of the treatment is birth contril pills. Acne can be controlled but not cured. If you don't want to use the pi... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ghiath Kashlan
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Get it checked: Like you said it is a knot. We can't really tell for sure tll it is checked. You might get lymph nodes that could be tender especially if you had a... Read More
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ghiath Kashlan
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Head tingling: Depends on several factors including any other associated symptoms, your personal history, and risk factors. Even mild symptoms of this nature could... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ghiath Kashlan
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Topical steroids: Topical steroids could cause reactions like any other topical. It might cause trouble with skin "thinning", atrophy, blood vessel dilatation. It can... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ghiath Kashlan
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Knee pain: Any injury. Is it acute or gradual? Swelling, tenderness, reddness..Etc.. Would need X-ray and good exam.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ghiath Kashlan
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Empty stomach: Synthroid (thyroxine) should be taken on an empty stomach as this would increase absorption. However, I have pts that take it with food. My recomm... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ghiath Kashlan
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Muscle spasms: Yes. Muscle relaxants do help. You have to rule out other reasons also. This include: low potassium, low calcium, dehydration, medications, restless... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ghiath Kashlan
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Tingling: It could be a sign of neuropathy. It happens when there is a damage in the nerve endings. This needs prompt investigation to rule out conditions li... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ghiath Kashlan
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
How to find a doctor: I would refer to sites like healthtap ofcourse. Also, you can check doctors in your area by going to the following: healthgrades.Com vitals.Com a... Read More
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ghiath Kashlan
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Preg test: Yes because they're not 100% accurate. You might still get a false negative. If you have high suspicion, you might need to do the quantitative blo... Read More
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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ghiath Kashlan
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Scalp Acne: You are probably referring to so called: scalp acne. Doxycycline has been used with some success only. It happens usualy in males and might resolv... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ghiath Kashlan
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Suppression: If recurrent and severe we can use suppressive antiviral treatment at a lower dose than what we use for acute outbreaks.
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A 58-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ghiath Kashlan
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Several: Manufacturer problems, higher demands, and ofcourse recalls.
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ghiath Kashlan
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Many: Several and might include depression, mood swings, and mania. Online questionnaires are available for the public. Check the mood disorder questionn... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ghiath Kashlan
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Neec further eval: Need to have further testing and labs. You have a constellation of symptoms that might point towards many problems. Can't be speicfic in this case ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ghiath Kashlan
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Urologist: Yes. It would affect fertility especially if other possible reasons are excluded. This can be fixed. You need to get a referral to a urologist.
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ghiath Kashlan
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Diet: The most common are anorexants and they have the same mechanism. Other option is orlistat/xenical that can be given with fatty meals and is availabe ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ghiath Kashlan
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Supeficial: What are the location of veins? Is it painful? Any reddness or cord-like feeling over the vein? Might need to rule out phlebitis.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ghiath Kashlan
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Yes: Both medications could cause weight gain. Bipolar would need rx but this is to be determined by treating md.
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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ghiath Kashlan
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Acne: Cystic acne and nodular acne are advanced stages of acne that need agressive treatment to avoid scarring. So the real question is: " were you told yo... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ghiath Kashlan
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Chronic cough: Chronic cough needs investigation. Most common reasons include allergies with post nasal drip, acid problems, tobacco use, heart problems-heart failu... Read More
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ghiath Kashlan
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Aspirin: Panadol is tylenol or acetaminophen. It is used for pain and fever only. Aspirin can be used for pain but it has anti-inflmmatory qualities that co... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ghiath Kashlan
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Need checking: Swollen arm = needs to be checked by your md. This could be an allergic reaction or cellulitis/infection and sometimes a blood clot.
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ghiath Kashlan
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Need IV: I would recommend going to an urgent care or the ed. If you can't hold any fluids and you've been vomiting for 24hrs this will put you at risk for de... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Ghiath Kashlan
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Need to be checked.: Any preceding trauma? Any trouble with other nails? Otherwise, hard to say without examining the nail. This might be evaluated by your pcp or derm... Read More
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ghiath Kashlan
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Get checked.: Could be UTI or low based stone. Could be something else and unrlelated. I would really get this checked asap.
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ghiath Kashlan
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Difference: There are several types of headache. Migraine is one of them. Migraine itself has subclassifications. It happens usually more in women. It coul... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ghiath Kashlan
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Yes: Yes. It should be fine. I assume they were born premature but with no problems. Some start taking few steps as early as 9-11 months. Others might ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ghiath Kashlan
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
One way: It is one way and method, but i wouldn't rely on it completely. Other testings available and might be need for confirmation.
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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ghiath Kashlan
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Fatigue: Fatigue is a symptoms of many many diseases. Some common problems include: anemia, sleep apnea, thyroid problems and many others... Needs work up.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ghiath Kashlan
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Shingles: Shingles is a disease caused by a virus. It is the same virus that causes chickenpox. Shingles present as a vesicular rash on one side of the body... Read More
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Kashlan is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Kashlan is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Kashlan is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Aw man... I really hate weight gain! Well thanks for the advice!
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thanks doc appreciate so much, keep up da good work

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, AB
Graduated 1996MD

Residency

SAINT MARYS HOSPITAL Unity Health System Rochester NY

Awards

•OUTSTANDING INTERN AWARD, 2002
•CERTIFICATE OF APPRECIATION, AMA CHAPTER MEETING SYRACUSE , 2003
•DIPLOMAT OF THE YEAR AWARD, UNITY HEALTH ROCH NY , 2004
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