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Dr. Andrew Malinchak

Family Medicine
Covington, GA
31 years experience male

Locations

Dr. Andrew Malinchak

Covington, GA

Address

4128 Hwy 278 E, Covington, GA
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My office hours

Wednesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
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Fax

(770) 788-6774

Office

Covington, GA

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Specialties
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Family Medicine

Licenses

United States: Georgia

Doctor Q&A

250 Answers
29 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Malinchak
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Pap smear: Endometrial cells are normal on a Pap and indicates that the practicioner got a good sample!
A 64-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Malinchak
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Guaifenesin: It's probably safe, but the better question would be why you are having the excess mucus in the first place. Go see your doctor.
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Malinchak
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Increased WBC count: You could have an infection. Go see your doctor.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Malinchak
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Vaginal smell: It could be an infection like bacterial vaginosis. Go see your doctor for treatment.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Malinchak
Family Medicine 31 years experience
DVT: Doppler ultrasound would be the test of choice.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Malinchak
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Pyridium (phenazopyridine): Pyridium (phenazopyridine) is a urinary tract analgesic (numbs the tract). The long term consequences (if you can call it that) is that you are not g... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Malinchak
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Tonsils: Yes it can be normal to have two different sized tonsils, just as it can be normal to have one arm or one earlobe longer than the other. Two differ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Andrew Malinchak
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Vaginal infection: Not unless you have a yeast infection, which can be treated by otc meds. If you have a bacterial or infection otherwise, you need to go see a doctor.... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Malinchak
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Ear infection: I don't know why you'd be using "garlic drops" for an ear infection in a child. Go see the doctor to be checked for what's wrong.
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Malinchak
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Masturbation: Give it a rest for now. It would be like running 5 miles every day for awhile. At some point, you have to stop temporarily and let your body recuper... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Malinchak
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Colon polyp: Ask your gasteroenterologist, who scoped you. He/she should provide you the answer for repeat colonoscopy, but it is probably no more than 3 years si... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Malinchak
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Meth and pregnancy: You could have. Please stop using methamphetamine and go see your obgyn right away!
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Malinchak
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Hysterectomy pain: You probably should talk with the surgeon who did your hysterectomy and see what is going on.
A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Malinchak
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Gallbladder: Yes, it is ok to have it removed in this setting.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Malinchak
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Pregnancy testing.: Yes, you could be testing too early. Consider repeating it a week.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Malinchak
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Allergies: Yes this is overdosing on fexofenadine (allegra). Consider going to an allergist to get further help.
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Malinchak
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Pain: You could have ribs or thoracic vertebrae out of place. Go see a do who does manipulation, for an osteopathic treatment. One trip may just do it!
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Malinchak
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Nicotine patch: It's not that it's normal or not it is just that this is an allergic reaction to the patch.
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Malinchak
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Depression: You really should get in to see your doctor and discuss your feelings and together decide what next should be done.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Malinchak
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Pregnancy?: You could be. Wait to see if you get your next menstrual period.
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Malinchak
Family Medicine 31 years experience
High triglycerides.: No. A good primary care doctor can easily treat this with diet and medication.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Malinchak
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Touching of privates: No, you should not be worried at this age, as this is just normal childhood curiosity. It would need to be STRONGLY discouraged should it. By the wa... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Malinchak
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Sunscreen: As an absolute efficacy endpoint, it is probably not good one year after it expires. Practically speaking though, and because it is so cheap and effe... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Malinchak
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Metoprolol/anxiety: No. Metoprolol is for BP control and should be taken scheduled once or twice a day.
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Malinchak
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Appendix: If they are doing abdominal surgery for suspected appendicitis, and the appendix appears normal once the surgeon is inside, they will still take your ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Malinchak
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Ovulation: No. It takes about 14 days after your period starts for you to ovulate.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Malinchak
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Genital touching: No and no. This is normal exploration at that age.
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Malinchak
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Weight gain: There is no "one food" per se. Weight is a function of calories in and calories out. To gain weight, you have to consume more calories than you expe... Read More
A 66-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Malinchak
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Pain: Your pain will be controlled with pain meds.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Malinchak
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Cancers and vision: Eye cancer could be one possibility.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Malinchak
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Faster ejaculation.: You could try asking him what might help him. Also having him being in the top position during sex may help.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Malinchak
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Psychiatric meds: 45 mg of Buspar (buspirone) is not too much. It is within the dosing range. A 1mg of Lexapro does not make sense. It doesn't come that way. If you... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Malinchak
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Condom breakage: Yes you should be concerned and yes you could get pregnant. You are also at risk for std's as well.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Malinchak
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Teary eyes with yawn: As you yawn, you're squeezing the lacrimal ducts in the eyes and that makes the tears back up into the eyes, hence the increased fluid in your eyes.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Malinchak
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Dry mouth: Maybe/maybe not. Go to your doctor and get checked.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Malinchak
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Gout treatment: There are medications to treat acute attacks of gout and medicines to keep it under long term control. Also, there are certain foods (red meat, shell... Read More
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Malinchak
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Menstrual periods: No, that is not too early. A menstrual cycle is defined from the day you start to bleed to the next time you start to bleed again. A typical time is... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Malinchak
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Swollen uvula: Eat whatever you want. Time should cure it.
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Malinchak
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Physiology text.: The text by guyton is considered to be a gold standard.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Malinchak
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Condom ripping: Perhaps inadequate female lubrication during sex.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Malinchak
Family Medicine 31 years experience
BP in diabetes: Acceptable BP in diabetes is <130/80.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Malinchak
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Diabetes hereditary?: Yes, having a family history of diabetes can raise your risk of diabetes.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Malinchak
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Sugar in the urine: When your blood sugar is too high, your kidneys, which filter your blood, are not able to hold onto all the glucose and it spills over into the urine.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Malinchak
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Hypertension prevent: Some of it can be prevented and some of it can't (ie, due to genetic factors). Prevention aspects include keeping normal weight, regular aerobic exer... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Malinchak
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Fingertip injury: A good physical therapist with an interest in hand rehabilitation therapy would be a good approach. Call a local pt or ask the pts at your local hosp... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Andrew Malinchak
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Brown spots, teeth: Could be nicotine stains, could be from illicit drug use or even a medication side effect. Speak with your doctor.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Malinchak
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Gout: If it's truly gout that you have, then you should go see your doctor for treatment. They are effective treatments available.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Malinchak
Family Medicine 31 years experience
"catching astham": You don't "catch asthma" this way. If the a/c is making her sick every night she sleeps in the room with it on, then perhaps, you should have the a/c... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Malinchak
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Dental work,diabetes: No. Any dentist should be able to treat your dental problem competently.

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Malinchak is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Malinchak is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you Dr. Malinchak, I appreciate you taking the time to answer my question. Unfortunately it is not shin splints. I am sorry my question was so vague. I have multiple medical issues. My long bone...Read More
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Thanks for your answer. I had issues with 5mg, so the doc special ordered liquid lexapro..and I am only supposed to take 1mg.
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Your answer was very helpful! Thanks :) Am interested in consultation, reply to josheilken@outlook.com. Thanks

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, PA
Graduated 1991MD

Residency

Pinellas Community Hospital and University General Hospital
Completed 1996

Awards

Top Family Physician, First Place, Georgia - Summer
2014
Top Family Physician, First Place, Georgia - Spring
2017
Top Family Physician, First Place, Georgia - Fall
2017

Affiliations

American Osteopathic Association
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