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Dr. David Sneid

Endocrinology
Kansas City, MO
41 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

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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

Doctor Q&A

7.0K Answers
3.8K Agrees
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 41 years experience
You should only: be taking these (calcium and iron) with a doctor's recommendation, as they have potential adverse events. THe Nutrex is worthless, expensive, and may ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 41 years experience
Education, : Diet, exercise and weight loss are essential. Metformin is commonly used to treat the basic metabolic defect of Insulin resistance. Other medications ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 41 years experience
It depends: Upon when it was drawn and whether it was a finger stick or lab glucose. Find all the normal at diabetes.Org.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 41 years experience
If this was done: For a thyroid cancer, and your serum thyroglobulin was elevated prior to therapy, it means there is no further evidence of thyroid tissue, which is ve... Read More
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 41 years experience
If you enjoy: It, do it in moderation and only with meals, there is no problem with drinking a glass of wine, however, it does have calories like everything else yo... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 41 years experience
If you are: Not ovulating, there is no chance of becoming pregnant -- however this can possibly be corrected depending upon the cause. See a good reproductive end... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 41 years experience
Tai-chi may: Help improve mental and physical dexterity, but probably won't help with potential combat. Also, there is no way to "use" Adrenalin - it's a natural r... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 41 years experience
No such thing: Hypoglycemia - nervousness, sweating, hunger, anxiety, blurred vision, fatigue, fast heart rate, etc. -- however unless you have diabetes and are on ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 41 years experience
Nothing: Stretch marks are tears in the skin cause by weight gain. They can be covered up, but not improved by creams and lotions. The only possibly effective ... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 41 years experience
Cortisol: Levels may increase minimally and transiently with exercise and that's a normal response. Eosinophils don't relate to exercise and have rare clinical ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 41 years experience
Little you can do: Stretch marks are tears in the skin cause by weight gain. They can be covered up, but not improved by creams and lotions. The only possibly effective ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 41 years experience
Depends upon: What kind of thyroid problem you have. Since you're on thyroid replacement, i can assume you have an underactive thyroid. The replacement needs to be ... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 41 years experience
Take the: Prescribed medication to keep your blood levels normal. That's the "natural" thing to do. There are no magic foods, herbs, supplements or anything els... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 41 years experience
Sorry: Stretch marks are tears in the skin cause by weight gain. They can be covered up, but not improved by creams and lotions. The only possibly effective ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 41 years experience
Check w/your doctor.: There are a variety of factors that need to be looked at. Considering the rai, it is generally stated that you should wait one full year before concei... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 41 years experience
A program that: Exercises your abdominal muscles will help muscle tone, but you lose fat by losing weight (3500 calories to the pound) and it is difficult to tell you... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 41 years experience
If you are 55: Years old, you are probably overweight and type 2 diabetes. There is a slim chance of type 1 diabetes at your age, which (if it is present) will becom... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 41 years experience
Skin tears: Stretch marks are tears in the skin cause by weight gain. They can be covered up, but not improved by creams and lotions. The only possibly effective ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 41 years experience
Sorry: Stretch marks are tears in the skin cause by weight gain. They can be covered up, but not improved by creams and lotions. The only possibly effective ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 41 years experience
Both are toxins: And will worsen the risks of diabetes and accelerate diabetes complications. Both, however, are controllable and avoidable.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 41 years experience
Yes it can: If you get healthier through diet, exercise and weight loss.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 41 years experience
If you're: Not on diabetes medication, you can fast as long as you want and your blood sugar will not drop to a dangerous level. Your body is very protective of ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 41 years experience
By checking: With your glucose monitor. Do not trust symptoms, as they are unreliable. Always check your blood sugar if you have any questions or concerns!
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 41 years experience
Only: They you still have good vision. Hair loss is common and almost inevitable in males. In females it can be due to anything from stress to hundreds of p... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 41 years experience
Yes, two things: First, your body -- as a glucose above 200 indicates diabetes and needs attention from your physician. Why are you on corticosteroids which can partia... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 41 years experience
Nothing: Stretch marks are tears in the skin cause by weight gain. They can be covered up, but not improved by creams and lotions. The only possibly effective ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 41 years experience
It's the name: For a combination supplement product or products that are total garbage. They won't help with any medical problem, don't stimulate testosterone, don't... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 41 years experience
It's not physical,: It's mental. You need to diet, exercise, lose weight and make major changes to your lifestyle. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 41 years experience
Yes it is: The T4 is an outdated test, long ago replaced by the free t4. If your TSH is normal, which it is, the T4 is of no consequence.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 41 years experience
Check w/your: Doctor. The cyst is of no importance. Thyroid nodules are rarely painful. If your's are, it needs further investigation.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 41 years experience
It has nothing: To do with it. How do you know you are in ketosis? You can't diagnose ketosis from measuring urine ketones, only with a blood test. If you are in seve... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 41 years experience
It depends: Upon your definition of "acceptable". It's not normal, and the closer you get it to normal the less risk you're at of dying early and avoiding complic... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 41 years experience
If you have: Diabetes you do not want to eat at bedtime. You need to follow proper diet, exercise and medication to keep your sugar normal the entire 24 hours. If ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 41 years experience
Hygiene: And deodorant. Also avoid spicy foods and certain vegetables if they seem to aggravate the problem. Check w/your doctor.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 41 years experience
It's hard to answer: Since i don't know what "dim" is -- but if it's a supplement, an herb, or something you found on the internet or in a health food stood, it's probably... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 41 years experience
Best one is: Diet, exercise and weight loss. If you're not on diabetes medication, your blood sugar won't drop to below normal. If your blood sugar is high, you ha... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 41 years experience
Can't tell: Because we can't see them on the internet. If you're concerned, go to someone who can see them, like your doctor.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 41 years experience
The color is: Generally clear to whitish, but it's not color-coded and the uterus and eggs don't have any specific color preferences.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 41 years experience
If your technique: Is correct and the strips are in date and stored properly -- you should be within 10-15% of the actual blood sugar almost all of the time. Get instruc... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 41 years experience
Yes,: If you are severely dehydrated and have a very high blood sugar, it can by lowered by IV saline rehydration.
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 41 years experience
Obviously!: You would lose the production of testosterone. I think that would be considered a dramatic change. It could also affect your balance if you were walki... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 41 years experience
Eat less: And exercise more so that you make muscle and not fat. Talk w/a good registered dietitian and maybe an exercise physiologist.
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 41 years experience
Yes, the: Testicles and scrotum are very pain sensitive if traumatized. Obviously you need to try to avoid any trauma to that area. There should not be any pain... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 41 years experience
If you are: On the proper dose of thyroid replacement, by all means continue it no matter what. It doesn't interact with anything, since it's an exact duplicate o... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 41 years experience
See someone: In a free clinic or residency program, or contact the local health society or social service -- or else you're going to die early and needlessly. Mea... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 41 years experience
Generally: Bcp's contain estrogen, at much higher than normal levels. Other methods of birth control don't affect estrogen levels.
A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 41 years experience
You can take: The same meds (hopefully in different doses) as separate drugs, but talk with your doctor and get their recommendations. Always use in addition to die... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 41 years experience
The only: Way to lower bmi is to lose weight through diet and exercise. To know how much you need to lose would require knowing your height and weight. You can ... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 41 years experience
With minor: Differences, your body can easily metabolize any sugar. Glucose, fructose and galactose are all simple sugars or monosaccharides. Sucrose, maltose and... Read More
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 41 years experience
Yes: However it's just sugar and empty calories without nutrition. Since you're overweight and need to lose weight, it doesn't make sense to eat honey.

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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! Thank you for your time. I have had the cysts rupture and it is very painful. I just am not sure if they are the reason I haven't conceived.

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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