Dr. David Sneid

Endocrinology
Kansas City, MO
43 years experience male

Locations

Office

Kansas City, MO

Address

6675 Holmes, Suite 325, Kansas City, MO
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My office hours

Thursday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
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Insurances accepted

Aetna

Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Kansas

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Missouri

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David S. Sneid, MD, FACE

Kansas City, MO

About

Bio

Stanford University Dean's List graduate in Biology Medical school at Washington University School of Medicine Internship and Residency in Internal Medicine at UCLA Medical Center Fellowship in Endocrinology Metabolism at Washington University School of Medicine Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine at University of Missouri, Kansas City School of Medicine Private practice in Diabetes, Endocrinology Metabolism

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Endocrinology

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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 43 years experience
No: Are you getting your medical information from friends or the internet? If so, stop listening to or reading those sources of misinformation and blatant... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 43 years experience
Not pregnant...: If you do not become pregnant after 1 year of unprotected sex with a fertile partner, you are considered infertile. Most women, however, would not wai... Read More
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A 16-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 43 years experience
Diet/exercise: Diet and exercise are the only effective methods, but it's hard to get "buff" if you've been overweight because the skin has been stretched out and st... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 43 years experience
Essential: It is essential, but luckily only a small amount is required. It is in certain vitamins and also present in iodized salt and bread made by batch proce... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 43 years experience
Diabetes, thyroid: Diabetes is the most common, with thyroid disorders second. Recently, more and more men are being diagnosed with low testosterone, but it is much les... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 43 years experience
Don't know: There is no way to answer your questions. There are too many possible reasons for losing a pregnancy to pick just one, particularly since i'm not your... Read More
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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 43 years experience
There is: no such disorder as adrenal fatigue. You can develop insufficient adrenal secretion if you are on high dose corticosteroids for a long period of time,... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 43 years experience
Yes, but only: If you have diabetes and are on an incorrect dose of medication. Otherwise, there is no such thing as hypoglycemia in the absence of end-stage cancer,... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 43 years experience
One form of hyperthy: Graves' disease is a specific form of hyperthyroidism caused by an immune disorder. If addition to thyroid abnormalities (which occur in the majority,... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 43 years experience
Yes, but difficult: You can overdose on anything, particularly when it's over-the-counter. There is generally no real reason to take more than 2, 000 u of d3/day over th... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 43 years experience
65-105: 65-105 when drawn out of a vein while fasting. Various authorities have different "normal" levels. There are, however, no exact cut-offs, it's all a c... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 43 years experience
Generic: Levothyroxine is less reliable than the brand name products. The dose and your body's response to it can vary from pill to pill and batch to batch. If... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 43 years experience
Depending: Upon the situation, ( temperature, hydration, chemical exposure, etc) only for a period of several hours. By the way, most people don't save them.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 43 years experience
Time/relaxation: Time and relaxation often help. Stress worsens the problem, a gentle approach from the partner is good. Make it as much fun as possible and keep him e... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 43 years experience
"almost" low: means normal, so stop worrying about your lab values. Your nodules, on the other hand, need someone to evaluate your clinical parameters and ultrasoun... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 43 years experience
You still: have a lot of potential growth remaining. Eat healthy, avoid toxins such as alcohol, tobacco and drugs. Exercise regularly. It mostly depends upon the... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 43 years experience
Unless he has a: low thyroid level or other medical disorder, the only way he can lose weight is the same as anyone else: dietary restriction and increased exercise, O... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 43 years experience
No: No one has ever developed diabetes simply from eating too much sugar. Diabetes is more common as you get older, more common if you have a positive fam... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 43 years experience
You first need: a medical evaluation to determine if there is a medical problem causing your sweating. Apparently there are other medical problems or you wouldn't be ... Read More
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A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 43 years experience
Remeron (mirtazapine) and: all similar drugs have the potential to induce increased food intake and weight gain. Discuss the pros and cons with your doctor. You haven't given us... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 43 years experience
Levothyroxine is: cheaper since it's a generic, but the blood levels with Synthroid (thyroxine) are more consistent and reliable. It is a product with a "narrow therape... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 43 years experience
The most: important factor in determining facial hair growth, assuming testosterone levels are normal, is genetics -- and you can't change that. Certain races, ... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 43 years experience
You haven't given: enough information to answer and also I'm not sure what your question is. These are things you need to discuss in detail w/your doctors and don't stop... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 43 years experience
Your tsh: is low and needs to be repeated, along with a freet4. The rest of the thyroid tests are unnecessary. It could be thyroiditis or hyperthyroidism, but u... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 43 years experience
How do you: know you are in ketosis? Ketones in the urine are concentrated and do not mean you are ketotic. You've probably getting dehydrated. Try eating a norma... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 43 years experience
No: It makes absolutely no difference. Probably an old wife's tale.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 43 years experience
You will NEVER: Be balanced w/armour thyroid as it's ground up pig and not standardized on the basis of thyroid content. You can't check levels with available tests a... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 43 years experience
Yes: but if your galactorrhea is due to an elevated prolactin level, that can make you relatively or absolutely infertile -- as can other metabolic problem... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 43 years experience
Lose weight: and avoid inbetween meal snacks, especially high carbohydrate ones. Cut down on red meat and have your doctor follow your lab. Take medication if reco... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 43 years experience
Birth control: pills do not TREAT PCOS, they only mask the irregular periods. To actually treat the basic metabolic problem of insulin resistance you need diet, exer... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 43 years experience
Anyone "can": have thyroid disease, but only a percentage of people do, and it's diagnosed by lab tests not symptoms.. Your lab values are essentially normal. Discu... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 43 years experience
See your eye: doctor asap and keep his glucose as close to normal as possible. Also make sure BP is normalized.
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 43 years experience
No: hanging from a bar doesn't change your height. You height is still increasing because you haven't completed puberty.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 43 years experience
It will have: no effect. Your weight will increase if you consume more total calories than you burn off -- 3500 calories to the pound, and decrease if you burn off ... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 43 years experience
Your bleeding is not: uncommon, particularly if you are on estrogen replacement alone. If it continues discuss w/your doctor to adjust the dose or replacement formulation.
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 43 years experience
THere are: no foods that you need to avoid, but you need to follow your doctor's instructions on treatment.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 43 years experience
If you mean DHEAS: your level is normal. Why are you taking DHEA? It's metabolized to either cortisone, estrogen or testosterone and you can't control which one. Also, m... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 43 years experience
There are: no health benefits and it won't help you lose weight. Drink it if you like the taste. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or internet ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 43 years experience
Less likely: than a gastrointestinal problem or gall bladder disease. See your doctor.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 43 years experience
It they have: not already done so, it is easy to check your thyroid level with a simple blood test.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 43 years experience
Contamination: Ones that are contaminated by chemicals, bacteria, waste products, etc. In other words, water that isn't purified. If you're out in the ocean by yours... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 43 years experience
Of course!: If you have diabetes, particularly type 1, and are taking insulin, you must continue it during pregnancy. In fact, you may even need to increase the d... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 43 years experience
What?: There is no such thing as a drink which will provide "glucose control". Are you looking at the tv ads for nutritional supplements that say they're fo... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 43 years experience
Yes: Yes, if late in pregnancy -- but it's anatomically difficult.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 43 years experience
Possible: You can get listeria from almost any food, if it has been produced or stored improperly. Proper sanitation will generally prevent an outbreak, however... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 43 years experience
Very few: Check with your ob, as there are very few and the list changes with new scientific information.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 43 years experience
Not common: You can get plague from a flea bite, that has been infected after biting a rat. It's not except in some areas with very poor sanitation.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 43 years experience
It depends: There is no easy answer. Treating hyperglycemia is a complex process involving education, diet, exercise and medication. Most likely a combination of... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 43 years experience
Rare disorder: Symptoms include nervousness, sweating, hunger, anxiety, blurred vision, fatigue, fast heart rate, etc. -- however unless you have diabetes and are o... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 43 years experience
Weight gain: Weight gain (particularly if you have a family history of diabetes), plus infertility in women, high blood pressure, high uric acid, high triglyceride... Read More
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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
Mar 30, 2014
Dr. Sneid's presence is so important on HealthTap, as there are many endocrine related disorders discussed. He's an expert providing relevant, and timely answers to an audience (patients), who needs h...Read More
Sep 16, 2014
Dr. David Sneid is an excellent Endocrinologist and Clinician. His responses are detailed and brimming with medical knowledge across multiple specialties. Dr. Sneid is also kind and caring. I am happy...Read More
Jul 20, 2014
Dr Sneid has consistently shown thoughtful and useful advise to patients in his interactions. He is an expert in his field. I highly recommend him for your health care needs !
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This made me feel good. Thanks! Thank you for this response. I also wondered if it was normal as a non diabetic to have normal fasting #'s, but then 30 min after a meal, drop to 70s, only to rise bac...Read More
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! So why have'nt my cycle came. My cycle is always ontime or a lil early. My cycle isnt present unless im pregnant but thanks for your advice.
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! Many many thanks sir.what is the worst condition of neuropathy.can it lead me to death?.I am 50 I have to reach up to 70. Can it be possible

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Washington University School of Medicine, MO
Graduated 1971MD

Residency

UCLA Medical Center

Awards

Fellow, American College of Endocrinology
Top Doctor, Second Place, Missouri - Winter
2013
Most Influential, First Place, Kansas City, MO - Winter
2013

Affiliations

American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists
American Diabetes Association, Professional Section

Publications

Radioreceptor-inactive hGH is associated with stimulated secretion in normal subjects
Radioreceptor-inactive growth hormone is associated with stimulated secretion in normal subjects
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