Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc

Primary Care, Family Medicine
Spokane, WA
25 years experience male

Locations

Community Health Association of Spokane

Spokane, WA

Address

203 N.Washington St. Suite 300, Spokane, WA
Directions

My office hours

Thursday: 1:00am - 12am
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Insurances accepted

Blue Cross of Idaho

CIGNA Health Care

Community Health Plan of Washington

Regence Blue Shield of Washington

UnitedHealthcare

About

Bio

With a military background and as a father of four, I’m committed to service and helping others. What I love about Family Medicine is providing a continuity of care that allows me to see and treat my patients as a whole — mind, body, and spirit. With this approach, my patients’ care experience is smooth and consistent, built on a long-term relationship of trust and understanding. As a physician, there’s nothing more rewarding than seeing patients take your advice, trust your word, and do well under your guidance. My philosophy is driven by the belief that my patients deserve the same care I'd like to see given to me and my family.

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Family Medicine

Licenses

United States: Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

Languages spoken

Romanian, Russian, Ukrainian

Doctor Q&A

3.7K Answers
815 Agrees
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 25 years experience
BV and miscarriage: Bv is not a risk factor for miscarriage per se, but may contribute to premature labor, though. Miscarriages on the most part are caused by chromosomal... Read More
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 25 years experience
No: I don't know what pill you are on, as there are some ocps that may contribute to breakthrough bleeding in the cycle. Normally, you are not supposed to... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Grinding: You want to have him see a dentist to evaluate potential dental issues that contribute or cause the problem such as his bite and other things. He may ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Depends: It depends on what has already been done, the advancement of it, the degree of discomfort you are experiencing. You will need to modify the way you wa... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 25 years experience
OB: The iud will need to be removed, otherwise, it will interfere with the pregnancy and the consequences are unpredictable.
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A member asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Simple: If the bite is from a non venomous snake, it should be treated like any other bite. Irrigation, ice, elevation, compression if needed. Antiinflammator... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Depends: Often it requires no treatment whatsoever. Frequent breastfeeding and exposure to sunlight may suffice. If bilirubin levels are in the "high" zone and... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Be supportive: Physical and especially psychological support is essential. They may help taking some or even all the responsibilities you used to take care of, while... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Acute and post acute: Acute phase up to 1 week, post acute phase another 1-2 weeks.
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Hard to tell: You may have allergies (dust, chemicals you use) or potentially gerd (reflux) that may cause similar problems. It's worth checking out in your physici... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Not necessarily: It appears that you are developing laryngitis (voice box inflammation). In most cases it is caused by a virus and is a self limited disease requiring ... Read More
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Must get it checked: If you haven't felt your baby move in the last 2 days, you must call your OB provider to get it checked. He may decide on what test to do to find out ... Read More
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A 91-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Go 4 culture: At this point, i'd definitely obtain a culture of urine prior to deciding on the antibiotic choice. If your e.Colt has not cleared after 3 antibiotic ... Read More
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A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Hard to tell: You may have a bladder infection or a yeast infection or another type of vaginal infection. You may have a painful cramp such as brexton hicks contrac... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Typically not: However, it depends on the social situation the patient is in. If it is a fracture and his caregivers at home are able to assist him effectively, he m... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Aerobics: Aerobic exercise is paramount to shift your calorie balance into the negative zone (losing more than consuming). Diet is another thing. Eat no later t... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 25 years experience
80-90: Although, there may be no exact number of alcoholics who developed their addiction during their teenage and college years, the vast majority of alcoho... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Peers: Usually, bad companies, either school or neighborhood friends. Perhaps, a few follow in their parents' footsteps getting a hold of the drugs that are ... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 25 years experience
It varies: I am not sure if the question is about whether the child is to be "touched" for help when his parents are not around, or the type of help he needs bas... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Lymph node: It can be a lymph node that is inflamed. It occurs with some viral illnesses and also with bacterial ones, like cellulites that occasionally occurs in... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Warrants check up: It's hard to tell what eye structure is involved based on your description, but i would take your 5 year old to his/her doctor to evaluate it.
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Unless treated: Unless treated by immediate surgical interventions and antibiotics afterwards, it is.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Antibiotics: I am not sure what you mean by purging ears - cleaning? Tubes? If he has not been treated with antibiotics, it may time to do so. If he had one antibi... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Hm....: If it is migraine headache, i would not recur to hydrocodone if Imitrex fails. Another triptan, such as Relpax (eletriptan) or zomig may be tried then... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Very much so: Sucking a bottle is much more rewarding than sucking a breast, because it's easier. The bond will be compromised once you start doing that, so don't g... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Different reasons: While most cases of crossed eyes are inborn, there are a few that may be acquired after birth. Paralysis of one of the eye muscle nerves may cause thi... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Not sure: I am not sure what the problem is by description. The only structure of the cornea that "can grow back" is epithelium. After a simple scratch it may r... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 25 years experience
True: Lots of women experience acne flare up in the premenstrual phase. Usually the second phase of the cycle (after ovulation) leading to menstruation is c... Read More
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Doubt: If you have acne scars on your face, your hair folicles are most likely irreversibly scarred as well that will make it impossible to restore your hair... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Hard one: If no routine testing for STDs has been done, you want to have that checked out. Occasionally, diseases that are not routinely tested for such as urea... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Bloating & flatulenc: There may be quite a few causes of bloating/flatulence. Food you are eating may be a culprit (high fat foods, caffeinated products etc). There may be ... Read More
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Not a lot: I am sure there will be some discomfort, but not a lot. Quick recovery is anticipated.
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Be seen: I would strongly advise not to stick anything in your ear. If you are bleeding and not sure why, you want to be seen as soon as possible. It may be no... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Yes: Having a surgery in your neck never guarantee pain free life. The arthritis if that was the cause of your surgery, remains and still causes pain. Now ... Read More
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Well...: You and him are walking a fine line. The fact he's been healthy may stem out of the fact that he's been around children/folks who are vaccinated, so t... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Probably not: Although, smoking increase the risk of many types of cancer, cervical cancer has been shown to be caused almost exclusively by hpv (human papilloma vi... Read More
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A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Not so much: Removing iud takes usually a couple of seconds and is not nearly as discomforting as inserting one. Once it is out, you should not feel any different ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 25 years experience
....hard to say: Although, menopause in and of itself doesn't cause high blood pressure, going through menopause or so called perimenopause may cause blood pressure in... Read More
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Pregnancy test: You didn't mention whether you've taken a pregnancy test. If it is negative, repeat it in a week. If still negative, you may see your doctor, as the s... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 25 years experience
No: The answer to your question is "no". Cysts are not normal on the labia, but they are quite frequently seen there. The most common one is called bartho... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Reassurance: Reassurance is number one. Secondly, if the pain is "severe", simple analgesics like tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin would normally suffice. Avoidin... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Two ways: First off, get on a healthy diet. I am not going to preach on it here. Secondly, aerobic exercises. Only getting your heart rate to 120-140 BPM will b... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Probably not: In most cases mold will not be a problem for you. You should watch your symptoms, although, some people are more emotional than others and tend to ove... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Personal answer: It's a tricky question in that each respondent would have to give his/her opinion on the matter. I am against abortions, period! i believe that each c... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Music: How about a cd with nice xmas music. These folks, although, physically disabled, seem to have fairly well preserved brain functions, of which, hearing... Read More
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Sinusitis: Sounds like typical sinus infection. While the majority of sinus infections is viral in nature and is usually self limited, there may be some caused b... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 25 years experience
It depends: Once you are fully healed (the scab has fallen off) and you are free from any discomfort, you may résumé your sexual activity.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 25 years experience
More info, please: I am not sure if you are talking about a skin cyst or a cyst on a vertebra or where...? I'd appreciate more detail about this matter!
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Lazy: If you are indeed lazy, then it is a "mental" thing. If you are not a lazy person normally, but just physically feel lazy and it is not normal to you,... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Depends: It depends on what your objective is. If you are healthy and want to make money or you have altruistic tendencies (want to help humanity advance in me... Read More
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Aug 10, 2013
I recommend Dr. Conovalciuc. He provides really interesting (& spot on) responses on Healthtap. His responses are often not run of the mill - which is why I enjoy reading & learning from them. Here i...Read More
Sep 2, 2013
Dr. Conovalciuc is a fantastic family physician who not only cares for his patients in person but for those in this online community by giving clear & thoughtful answers on a regular basis. In the pro...Read More
Mar 23, 2014
Dr Conovalciuc's answers are clear, easy for patients to understand, and show his experience and tremendous breadth of knowledge. He seems to be a very caring person and a great asset to Health Tap.
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My mother passed over a year ago, suddenly and unexpected. She was my everything. What can I do to make my self except her passing?my mother, said to me the last time I seen her, I wished you didn't l...Read More
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Thank you! I wouldn't mind something sedating, but not as long-acting. I have mild sleep apnea and fibromyalgia-like symptoms that worsen with sleep deprivation. Soma prevents bad leg spasms at night....Read More
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Thank you! The pain is on the right side and does feel like a sprain but I didn't pull, push or move anything heavy. Just woke with the pain a couple of days ago. I have had two back surgeries--in 1...Read More

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

State Medical University N Testemitanu of Republic of Moldova, Republic of Moldava
Graduated 1998MD

Residency

Kalamazoo Center for Medical Studies, Kalamazoo, MI
Completed 2005

Awards

Health Tappy award (Washington)
Best Family Practitioner in America, Feb. 2012 by MD Linx
Top Doctor, Second Place, Spokane, WA - Winter
2013

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