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Dr. Nika Ferdowsi

Family Medicine
Miami Beach, FL
female

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Office

Miami Beach, FL

Address

726 6th Street, Miami Beach, FL
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About

Bio

I am a Family Practice physician with a focus in Integrative Medicine. I love to share information on Health and Wellness. Empowering others to take advantage of health opportunities is my passion.

Specialties
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Family Medicine

Doctor Q&A

92 Answers
23 Agrees
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nika Ferdowsi
Specializes in Family Medicine
Could be eczema...: With skin conditions, its always hard to diagnose without a physical exam and thorough history. However, what you have could be eczema - basically tra... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nika Ferdowsi
Specializes in Family Medicine
D.U.B.: You should be seen by a physician if you are suffering from dysfunctional uterine bleeding. It could be the sign of other problems and can lead to hea... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nika Ferdowsi
Specializes in Family Medicine
Supplements and Acne: Hi, neither b complex or fish oil will cause acne. In fact, both of those can actually be beneficial to those suffering from certain types of acne. Ha... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
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Specializes in Family Medicine
Yes, its True: Proteus mirabilis is not a sexually transmitted disease. It is a bacteria which typically causes urinary tract infections.
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nika Ferdowsi
Specializes in Family Medicine
Depends: It depends on your insurance. Each insurance company has it's own rules about what is considered "covered" services. Even if they cover a treatment, y... Read More
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nika Ferdowsi
Specializes in Family Medicine
Evaluate Immediately: There are a few reasons you may be having these symptoms. A thorough evaluation is needed to determine the cause. If the tooth is the primary source ... Read More
A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nika Ferdowsi
Specializes in Family Medicine
Get checked: Fungus can appear differently depending on what part of the body its on. On the feet, it will be dry, cracked, red and itchy. On the scalp it may appe... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nika Ferdowsi
Specializes in Family Medicine
Probiotics and More: Probiotics contain good bacteria that helps keep vaginal pH in balance. Lactobacilli is a type of probiotic which has been shown to be helpful in redu... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
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Specializes in Family Medicine
More Information: It's hard to know without more information. Is this something you've always had? Or is it new? Does it itch? Is it everywhere? Or only in certain plac... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
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Specializes in Family Medicine
Rash: Any skin condition is difficult to identify without seeing it or having more history. What does it look like?Is it red?Flad/raised? Etc. It could be t... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nika Ferdowsi
Specializes in Family Medicine
Constipation in Peds: For your 18 month old, you have a few options you can try. First you could try pedialyte, which can help with constipation. Also, you could try karo s... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
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Specializes in Family Medicine
Yes: Green tea does increase your metabolism, albeit only slightly. The resulting weight loss is not immediate or drastic, but the molecules in green tea d... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nika Ferdowsi
Specializes in Family Medicine
Ear Lavage: An ear lavage is a quick, safe, and effective way to clear out ear wax. It can be done in most doctor's offices. It involves a gentle stream of saline... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nika Ferdowsi
Specializes in Family Medicine
Focus On Cause: The signs and symptoms that arise for pcos are due to excessive estrogen. Any way that you can decrease estrogen exposure may help. Others may also re... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nika Ferdowsi
Specializes in Family Medicine
Common: Common during pregnancy. You need more oxygen during pregnancy and the body adapts to this. Also as the growing baby/uterus pushes against your diaphr... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nika Ferdowsi
Specializes in Family Medicine
Hormone Balance: The signs and symptoms that arise for pcos are due to excessive estrogen. Any way that you can decrease estrogen exposure may help. Others may also re... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nika Ferdowsi
Specializes in Family Medicine
Chronic Use: Pain does not always come from a trauma to the area such as a direct impact or a.
A 43-year-old male asked:
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Specializes in Family Medicine
It Could: Poison ivy reaction can last on average anywhere between 1-4 weeks depending on extent of rash and treatment. Also, scratching it can cause it to spre... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
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Specializes in Family Medicine
Eat Green: Eating plenty of vegetables and fruit is the best way to get the fiber you need - leafy greens, cruciferous vegetables & fruit like apples. Also flaxs... Read More
A 26-year-old member asked:
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Specializes in Family Medicine
Many Options: Ichthyosis ranges from mild to severe, and there are treatments available for whatever type that you have. Two main approaches to treatment are 1. To ... Read More
A 59-year-old female asked:
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Specializes in Family Medicine
TeaTreeOil and Vicks: Pure tea tree oil applied to the underside of the nail twice daily can be effective. Or, vicksvaporub applied the same way. Also very important is goo... Read More
A 20-year-old member asked:
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Specializes in Family Medicine
Urinary Tract: Yes, you may have a uti. Since you are having back pain, it may indicate that the infection has traveled to your kidneys. It is impmortant for you to ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nika Ferdowsi
Specializes in Family Medicine
There's time, but Go: Water breaking can be the first sign of labor. It is is usually long process, and for first-timers, can take many hours until birth of the infant. The... Read More
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nika Ferdowsi
Specializes in Family Medicine
Look for Neurologist: Dystonia is a movement disorder with abnormal muscle contractions that lead to spasm and abnormal postures. There are many different types of dystonia... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nika Ferdowsi
Specializes in Family Medicine
Nutritious Diet: Along with a nutritious diet with lots of green vegetables, i recommend taking a high quality fish oil and a whole foods vitamin with biotin in it. It... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
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Specializes in Family Medicine
Yes: One of the possible side effects of Methyldopa is that it can increase prolactin levels, leading to breast enlargement in men and women as well as af... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nika Ferdowsi
Specializes in Family Medicine
Anti-Inflammatory: Indocid, or indomethacin, is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication. It is used to decrease pain in the body due inflammatory conditions such as... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nika Ferdowsi
Specializes in Family Medicine
Urinary Tract: There could be a number of things going on with her and she should definitely be seen by a physician. She could have a urinary tract infection or infl... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nika Ferdowsi
Specializes in Family Medicine
Ignore: Substitute veggies (carrots, celery) in place of chips, bread with hummus for low glycemic snack.
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nika Ferdowsi
Specializes in Family Medicine
Could be Infection: Infection is a possible complication of any surgical procedure. One week out from surgery, it could be related. Or you may have developed a urinary tr... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nika Ferdowsi
Specializes in Family Medicine
No: Gastroparesis is a condition in which food does not progress down the GI tract. It remains undigested in the stomach where it can cause symptoms like ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nika Ferdowsi
Specializes in Family Medicine
Dry Skin Possibly: It could be that you are experiencing dry skin. Using a moisturizer as soon as you get out of the shower (while your skin is still damp) will lock in ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nika Ferdowsi
Specializes in Family Medicine
Pulse and Pregnancy: Pulse rate, also known as heart rate is a measure of the number of times your heart beats in one minute. Measured as: BPM = beats per minute. Norma... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nika Ferdowsi
Specializes in Family Medicine
Rash: Any skin condition is difficult to identify without seeing it or having more history. What does it look like?Is it red?Flad/raised? Etc. It could be t... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nika Ferdowsi
Specializes in Family Medicine
Call Around: Call around the doctor's office's in your area and let them know you are interested in externship hours. Many will be more than willing to have you on... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nika Ferdowsi
Specializes in Family Medicine
Many Meanings: The meaning of holistic practitioner depends on how the practitioner defines him or herself. May mean that they use both natural and pharmaceutical th... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nika Ferdowsi
Specializes in Family Medicine
Acne: Sounds like you still have some acne. The white stuff that comes out is sebum or oil mixed with dead skin and immune cells. You may need some exfoliat... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nika Ferdowsi
Specializes in Family Medicine
Mindfulness : Although there are medications available for social anxiety that may help, i recommend finding a therapist who specializes in mindfulness based stress... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nika Ferdowsi
Specializes in Family Medicine
Sun and Hormones: Skin damage due to sun exposure is one of the main causes of skin discoloration. Also, hormones, like estrogen can cause darkening of the skin, known ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nika Ferdowsi
Specializes in Family Medicine
Yes and No: Valerian root tea does have very mild sedative effects. Which makes it a tea to drink in the evening to help with sleep onset in those who need it. Th... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nika Ferdowsi
Specializes in Family Medicine
Ignore: Do ask for the salad dressing on the side. Don't let them bring you free bread before the meal.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nika Ferdowsi
Specializes in Family Medicine
Possible Infection: The vagina has good bacteria that keep the bad bacteria in check. Soaps/douches/creams, etc can change the balance of bacteria causing the bad bacteri... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Nika Ferdowsi
Specializes in Family Medicine
Controversial: There's many chemicals in our products, & though fda approved them in small doses, we are using them daily, large amounts, & in combinations, so the... Read More
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nika Ferdowsi
Specializes in Family Medicine
Prevent Infection: The vagina has a specific environment (ph) and if that is altered, infections develop. Do not douche. In fact, do not use any soaps/body washes in or ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Nika Ferdowsi
Specializes in Family Medicine
Melanonychia: Melanonychia is black line that runs the nail. It can represent many diagnosis, and subungal melanoma is one of them. It could also be a splinter hem... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nika Ferdowsi
Specializes in Family Medicine
Many things: There are different types of rashes, and it's hard to know how "three red spots" actually appears. It could be bug bites. Or it could be an allergic r... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nika Ferdowsi
Specializes in Family Medicine
Don't: It is not recommended that you remove the sutures yourself. It is very important that the sutures are removed appropriately and completely. If any par... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nika Ferdowsi
Specializes in Family Medicine
Can Happen: Yes, high stress and anxiety levels can affect the menstrual cycle. The menstrual cycle is affected by the hormones released during high anxiety.Consi... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nika Ferdowsi
Specializes in Family Medicine
Awareness: Anxiety develops when we lose awareness of our thought and feelings. Before we realize what's happened, our body is responding to a situation with hig... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nika Ferdowsi
Specializes in Family Medicine
Observation: Traction alopecia will appear only in areas where the hair has consistently been pulled tightly for a long period of time. The pattern of hair loss is... Read More

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Nov 27, 2012
Great caring and knowledgeable physician!
Jul 2, 2012
Very impressive. Keep up the good work.
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Nov 13, 2012
Though I didn't ask her a question, I found her response to someone else's really useful. This doctor is very constructive and informative in her response, and clearly very knowledgeable. Have added ...Read More
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Thank u so much for your answer,but every doctor in my area that deals with this condition won't except my insurance!! I have va. Premiere
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Thank you, yes I found out that I have polycystic ovarian syndrome. I am getting referred to a gyno to find out what my next step is.
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Ok mine has been April 13 may 9 June 9 and I ovulated on June 27 I'm trying to see when I would be late to take a pg test I'm ttc

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Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine, FL
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