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Dr. Mahaveer Mukkamalla

Family Medicine
Dover, OH

Locations

Dover Phila Family Medicine

Dover, OH

Address

204 S Bellevue Ave, Dover, OH
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Specialties
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Family Medicine

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

53 Answers
24 Agrees
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mahaveer Mukkamalla
Specializes in Family Medicine
Very Litlte: Birth control pills give you protection almost close to 100%, provided you take them as instructed. Getting pregnant due to other reasons doesn't mat... Read More
A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mahaveer Mukkamalla
Specializes in Family Medicine
Common Cold: It could be either be due to a common cold which is viral infection or could be due to allergies. Cold resolves in 5-7 days usually but if it is persi... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mahaveer Mukkamalla
Specializes in Family Medicine
Technician vs physic: An optician is a technician who makes correction eye glasses, he does not deal with any of the medical or surgical stuff. An optometrist deals with fe... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mahaveer Mukkamalla
Specializes in Family Medicine
Celcius 37 or F 98.6: Usually as per definition the normal body temp is 37 degree celcius or 98.6 degre fahrenheit. Anything more than that is called a fever, however there... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mahaveer Mukkamalla
Specializes in Family Medicine
Could be an IBS: It could be an irritable bowel syndrome, the most common age group to be affected is between 30-50, especially women. The most common symptoms are con... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mahaveer Mukkamalla
Specializes in Family Medicine
Yes: There is no drug to prevent flu completely, even the vaccine. They decrease the severity of symptoms such body aches, malaise etc. Tamiflu (oseltamivi... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Mahaveer Mukkamalla
Specializes in Family Medicine
Kidney and Liver T: Egfr (normal >60), creatinine, bun/cr ratio are all lab values to suggest how the kidney function is, ast is an enzyme secreted by the liver, if its e... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mahaveer Mukkamalla
Specializes in Family Medicine
7-10 days: 7 days is as good as ten days, most of the times, provided you don't have severe pain and fever.
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mahaveer Mukkamalla
Specializes in Family Medicine
Body Weight: Usually when you work out, the whole body weight puts pressure on the back. As simple as it is. Change the work out to a different modality. For examp... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mahaveer Mukkamalla
Specializes in Family Medicine
Iron deficiency Anem: Looks like you have iron deficiency anemia but the confirmatory test is 'ferritin' level in the blood being low. Talk to your doctor to know why you h... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mahaveer Mukkamalla
Specializes in Family Medicine
Nothing: Unfortunately you have already grown to your max. Height (post pubertal). This may not be the answer of your satisfaction. Your height is decided by t... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mahaveer Mukkamalla
Specializes in Family Medicine
Usually not: Kidney failure by itself may not cause back pain unless it is superimposed by kidney infection. If you have kidney failure, the symptoms are usually n... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Mahaveer Mukkamalla
Specializes in Family Medicine
Diet and Medicines: First you have to find the cause of it, most likely it is due to lack of fiber in the diet. You can try different laxatives and seek consultation to g... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mahaveer Mukkamalla
Specializes in Family Medicine
No cure: Sore throat and cough are symptoms of wide range of diseases, most common being throat infection (pharyngitis). Some drugs, asthma, heart burn, lung c... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mahaveer Mukkamalla
Specializes in Family Medicine
Many Causes: Alk. Phosphatase is an enzyme released into the blood by either liver, bone, kidney, placenta ( if you are pregnant). Need more lab work to find out t... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mahaveer Mukkamalla
Specializes in Family Medicine
May be Diabetes: These are symptoms suggestive of diabetes. Get your blood sugar checked.
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mahaveer Mukkamalla
Specializes in Family Medicine
Postinfectious Cough: Sometimes the infection clears but the cough persists for few weeks fit due to irritation/inflammation of the throat. Because he is 14, you can give h... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mahaveer Mukkamalla
Specializes in Family Medicine
Depends: Warfarin is cheaper, in the market for a long time. Disadvantages- many drug interactions and you have to frequently monitor your blood level with a p... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mahaveer Mukkamalla
Specializes in Family Medicine
Yes: Atkins diet is nothing but a low carbohydrate diet, a maximum of 60 gms of carbohydrate per day. The daily recommended intake of carbohydrates for a ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mahaveer Mukkamalla
Specializes in Family Medicine
May be withdrawal: You might experience some opioid withdrawal effects such as sweating, headaches etc. It depends on the dose of Methadone you were on too.
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mahaveer Mukkamalla
Specializes in Family Medicine
Emergency Room: I would recommend you to go to an emergency room, coz migrane headache may not last that long provided you took some medication for that. We have to r... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mahaveer Mukkamalla
Specializes in Family Medicine
May be no: I know that there is a treatment for BPH but dont know about preventing bph, may be a urologist can advice better. Benign prostrate hypertrophy (BPH) ... Read More
A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mahaveer Mukkamalla
Specializes in Family Medicine
Good Question: Best time to check your BP is early am, so buy a machne and check your BP and let your doctor know if it's more than 140/90 or 130/80 if you are a dia... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mahaveer Mukkamalla
Specializes in Family Medicine
Hard: Not to discourage you but get help. It's hard to deal with true depression on your own. You may not necessarily need drugs but sometimes counseling ca... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mahaveer Mukkamalla
Specializes in Family Medicine
Fiber Diet: The blood in the stools could be due to 'hemorroids/piles' due to your chronic constipation, because you constantly strain at the stools. Eat lot of ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mahaveer Mukkamalla
Specializes in Family Medicine
There are meds.: Yes there are some meds which can decrease the the rate of it. Those are prescription drugs called 'ssri's and those are usually given for depression... Read More
A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mahaveer Mukkamalla
Specializes in Family Medicine
Leg exercises: Being a diabetic and having varicose veins, you have increased chances of developing deep vein thrombosis (blood clots in the legs). Inorder to preven... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mahaveer Mukkamalla
Specializes in Family Medicine
Yes: Most of the antibiotics are safe to take along with the thyroid medicine, provided you are not allergic to that particular antibiotic.
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mahaveer Mukkamalla
Specializes in Family Medicine
Exercise&Meds: Appreciate that you are following lifestyle modification which is the primary treatment for dm. You may have to increase physical activity like runnin... Read More
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mahaveer Mukkamalla
Specializes in Family Medicine
Fluids: Common, plenty of fluid intake can help.
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mahaveer Mukkamalla
Specializes in Family Medicine
Epi pen: Usually it depends on what kind of allergy you have, if you had anaphylaxis which involves breathing trouble, wheezing or throat swelling you have to ... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mahaveer Mukkamalla
Specializes in Family Medicine
Plantar fascitis: It could be due to plantar fascitis or due to a heel spur.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mahaveer Mukkamalla
Specializes in Family Medicine
Healthy lifestyle: Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables. Watch the salt in the diet. Daily exercise will help to lower BP and maintain a healthy heart. If your BP is stil... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mahaveer Mukkamalla
Specializes in Family Medicine
Normal: Usually after the surgery you may have those symptoms because of the manipulaton of the nerve in the carpal tunnel or wrist. For how long, it depends.... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mahaveer Mukkamalla
Specializes in Family Medicine
Many causes: The most common causes of headache at your age are either a migrane or tension headache or sinus infection. ( if you have cold) is it continuous or on... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mahaveer Mukkamalla
Specializes in Family Medicine
Palpitations/Dizzy: Heart arrythmias usually causes palpitations (heart fluttering) or sometimes dizziness. If you have any of these, get evaluated by your doctor.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mahaveer Mukkamalla
Specializes in Family Medicine
Depends: Its just wait and watch, may be a few days to even weeks. As long as you have no sob, throat swelling (signs of anaphylaxis), you are fine. If the itc... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mahaveer Mukkamalla
Specializes in Family Medicine
Viral: Looks like viral upper respiratory tract infection or bronchitis. You can use otc cough, cold medicine for 5-7 days or until better. Do salt water gar... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mahaveer Mukkamalla
Specializes in Family Medicine
Rarely: Hepatitis a infection is caused by the virus spread by contamination of water and food. The infection usually manifests as fever, abdominal pain and m... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mahaveer Mukkamalla
Specializes in Family Medicine
Moderate: For a normal healthy individual, the allowed intake is 20 gms ( 14 beers) per week for a male and 14 gms ( 7 beers) per week for a female, approximate... Read More
A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mahaveer Mukkamalla
Specializes in Family Medicine
Hormonal Tumors: There are some substances released in the body called hormones such as insulin, thyroid hormone etc and there are other substances called neurotransmi... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mahaveer Mukkamalla
Specializes in Family Medicine
Yes: Yes, there are medicines like sibutramine which can help weight loss in obese patients. Though they are safe to take in most patients, the insurance c... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mahaveer Mukkamalla
Specializes in Family Medicine
Viral infection: 90 % of cases its a viral infection, especially in this flu season. It could be also a steptococcal pharyngitis if you have fever or white patches on ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mahaveer Mukkamalla
Specializes in Family Medicine
Dehydration: Most likely could be due to lack of adequate hydration. Stay hydrated and regular physical activity also helps. Some times electrolyte abnormalities l... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mahaveer Mukkamalla
Specializes in Family Medicine
Yes: Yes, it's safe to take an Excedrin once in a while for migrane/ tension headache. But if you have frequent headaches and have to take it regularly, ge... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mahaveer Mukkamalla
Specializes in Family Medicine
Yes: Jalapeño have a tendency to cause acid reflux in the stomach. This is usually common but if it becomes a problem you may want to stop consuming those ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mahaveer Mukkamalla
Specializes in Family Medicine
Cause: There are many causes of fainting ranging from electrolyte imbalance to underlying heart defect. It depends on what he has. Based on his ekg data, he ... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mahaveer Mukkamalla
Specializes in Family Medicine
Treat the cause: Sore throat could be due to viral or bacterial infection ex: strep throat. If its viral, salt water gargling , plenty of fluids will help treat the pa... Read More
A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mahaveer Mukkamalla
Specializes in Family Medicine
Many: The regular hypertensive drugs are safe in patients with hepatitis c when taken at their usual doses. Monitoring of liver function is needed frequentl... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mahaveer Mukkamalla
Specializes in Family Medicine
Narcotics: Because tylenol#1 has mild amount of Codeine which is a narcotic ( opioid). Methadone is a stronger opioid. There is lot of abuse these days and due t... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Mukkamalla is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Mukkamalla is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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I appreciate it DR. MAHAVEER. I haven't been eating enough fiber. So, I'll go do what you said and see what happens. Thank you!
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Turns out it was me not having enough fluids said the lady at the sts clinic. Happy that I tested negative for everything!
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Thanks. Yes I have a booked MRI. And I am on a few medications at the minute. But the pain is still there.

Awards

Top Family Physician, Second Place, Pittsburgh, PA - Winter
2013
Most Influential, First Place, Canton Region, OH - Summer
2013
Top Family Physician, First Place, Canton Region, OH - Summer
2013
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