Dr. Pedro Hernandez

Geriatrics
Boca Raton, FL
42 years experience male

Locations

Office

Boca Raton, FL

Address

23123 St Rd 7 Suite 103, Medical Center Associates- South Florida, Boca Raton, FL, US
Directions

My office hours

Thursday: Closed
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Insurances accepted

Humana Insurance Company

About

Bio

Pedro Jorge Hernandez Rios M.D. FABIM, FACEP, FABG, FACGS, FABOHP, RVT, NFPMC Graduated as GP from Universidad de Costa Rica (1981), Costa Rica Board Certified in Internal Medicine (FABIM) since 1994 St. Barnabas Hospital/ affiliated to Cornell Medical Center , Bronx, NY Board Certified in Geriatrics (FABG, FACGS) Board Certified as Hospital Physician (FABOHP) Board Certified by American College of Ethical Physicians Certified by ARDMS as Registered in Vascular Technologist since 1985 Medical Consultant in Natural Family Planning by Pope Paul VI Institute, Omaha, NE affiliated to Creighton University Certified by Homeland Security to do the Immigration Medical Exam for aliens changing status Certified in Plastic Medical Procedures : Botox, Dermafillers and Mesotherapy.

Specialties
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Geriatrics

Ethics

Hospital Medicine

Internal Medicine

Natural Family Planning

Non Invasive Vascular Technology

Doctor Q&A

908 Answers
396 Agrees
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A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Geriatrics 42 years experience
Predisp. To Yeast: There is something lowering your immune system defenses against yeast infections. Common are: diabetes, pregnancy, use of birth control hormones, wet... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Geriatrics 42 years experience
Pregnancy test: While a few home pregnancy tests may be sensitive enough to show a pregnancy on the first day of a woman's missed period, most test kits are more accu... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Geriatrics 42 years experience
Hx & risk ( ): People who die with a hand or clenching fist in their chest when they collapse, or if they had history of coronary disease ( had previous heart attack... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Geriatrics 42 years experience
Benign arrhythmias: Pvcs & tachycardias (<110) are common depending on your hx, age, and the recordings ( more specifics about the tachycardia and how often ( more then ... Read More
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A 60-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Geriatrics 42 years experience
Fibrous dysplasia: Fd is not hereditary. We did not get fd from our parents and we cannot pass it on to our children. Fd is caused by a mutation that occurs sometime dur... Read More
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A 60-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Geriatrics 42 years experience
Yes: Try Nizoral (ketoconazole) shampoo. If tha does not help you you need drops of cortisone for your scalp prescribed. Other cheaper shampoos...Selsum bl... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Geriatrics 42 years experience
Change in temp. ?: Something similar occur with arthritic pains and cold temperature. May be rain changes in the environment loke humidity or even the local tempertaure ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Geriatrics 42 years experience
Murmur in children: Heart murmurs are common in children, most of the time does not mean anything important. If the type of murmur suggest to the dr. The possinility of ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Geriatrics 42 years experience
Getting reports: The problem of giving away copies of tests is that most patients misinterpret the results and get nervous because they are not trained to interpret th... Read More
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Geriatrics 42 years experience
Urine incontinence: Learn to do frequent kegel exercises. Go to an urologist or gyneolo-urologist who deal with urine incontinence. This is a very frustrating disease, me... Read More
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Geriatrics 42 years experience
0.4-0.6 F higher: 0.4-0.6 farenheit degrees higher than usual preovulatory state.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Geriatrics 42 years experience
Multiple options: For a review see http://health.Nytimes.Com/health/guides/disease/autonomic-neuropathy/overview.Html.Various strategies may be used to reduce symptoms ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Geriatrics 42 years experience
GO to ENT: Use neilmed rinse with saline solution into your nostrils. You may use decongestants ( phenylephrine) in pills or nasal spray. Also a nasal cortisone ... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Geriatrics 42 years experience
Amaurosis fugax: Is temporal blindness. Most of the time if not always is associated to a ruptured plaque of cholesterol or emboli from the carotid arteries plaques) t... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Geriatrics 42 years experience
No: Depending upon the content of salicylate, sulfur or any other active antinflammarory that mud may contain people may get a benefit from it. The tempe... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Geriatrics 42 years experience
Resp arrest.: Pts. With COPD have a problem in letting the co2 out from their lungs. Co2 measurements at the level of the brainstem send a message to the brain and ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Geriatrics 42 years experience
Many: Check first with your insurance company ( in the usa) or with your primary care physician office. Visit your closest hospital speak with a pt. Represe... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Geriatrics 42 years experience
Good communication: Have a meeting with her if she is older that 7 years old. Tell her how you feel taking care of your spouse and the fears you are facing. Tell her that... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Geriatrics 42 years experience
"The sandwich rule": Use the rule of the "sandwich". First say positive things about that person. Second express your concern (i am having a tough time caring x u). Third ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Geriatrics 42 years experience
Ask a Physical Thera: There are some machines or instruments the physical therapists use to lift and move patients. They or an orthopedic physician could guide you. Also y... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Geriatrics 42 years experience
None: Since thyroid pills are cheap and easy to get they are the most reliable way to replace them (with a prescription). Otc or "natural" thyroid replaceme... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Geriatrics 42 years experience
Red &'yellow: Simple small cysts in the liver, pancreas, kidneys o lungs are common and present no clinical significance. If you lived in south america or any regio... Read More
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Geriatrics 42 years experience
Go to ER: This is an emergency. Go to the hospital or call 911. You may be bleeding with those symptoms or you are seriously ill.
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Geriatrics 42 years experience
Yes: At my compatibility program there is no contraindication. Check with pharmacist.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Geriatrics 42 years experience
EEG: Eeg electroencephalogram records the electrical waves of the brain. Usually the technician puts electrodes in the scalp that are attached to a macnine... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Geriatrics 42 years experience
Low chances.: The chances of conceiving by restaurantion or reversal of the tubes is approximately less than 10%. Consult with reproductive specialists.
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A 63-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Geriatrics 42 years experience
BPH: If you do not try pills then you need to wear a catheter all the time or learn to catheterization yourself unless you go for surgery (trans urethral r... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Geriatrics 42 years experience
No.: Unless she has clots in the lungs causing hypoxemia ( low concentration of oxygen) she does not need oxygen ( which is toxic).
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Geriatrics 42 years experience
Theological: This is a filosofical, theological or religious question. Science cannot answer where our soul goes. Depending upon your set of believes (faith) your ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Geriatrics 42 years experience
No: It is not "too much protein" but "foreign proteins" (or the type of proteins) to your immune system what causes an allergic reaction.
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Geriatrics 42 years experience
Yes and No: Any infection can be transmitted to others via close contact. If the sinusitis produces cough, sneezing, nasal discharge then those particles in that ... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Geriatrics 42 years experience
Panic vrs Anxiety: Panic disorder is characterized by recurring panic attacks over a 1-month period and associated worry about their implications. Panic attacks involve ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Geriatrics 42 years experience
High predisposition : Age, hereditary predisposition, female gender, and obesity are associated with increased risk of oa. Articular congenital deformities or trauma to the... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Geriatrics 42 years experience
Yes: By pts behaviour against stress, and symptoms.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Geriatrics 42 years experience
Types os SIckle Cell: From nih, division of blood diseases and resources: sickle cell disease-ss: 65% of us patients; genotype s/s sickle cell disease-sc: 25% of us patie... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Geriatrics 42 years experience
No curative tx: Current treatment for cjd is aimed at alleviating symptoms and making the individual as comfortable as possible. Opiate drugs can help relieve pain if... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Geriatrics 42 years experience
Http://www.benik.com: Benik is the company that manufactures all sort of supports for different areas of the body. Vests are for the thorax.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Geriatrics 42 years experience
Get vaccine: I would add make sure you get your vaccine against pneumococcus.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Geriatrics 42 years experience
Plenty: Lymphoproliferative disorders are a large group of diseases where lymphocytes are involved. Include leukemias, & lymphomas. Depending upon the area ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Geriatrics 42 years experience
Please elaborate : If you at talking about cancer, we classify cancers according to stages. The earlier the stage the likelihood for cure . The histologic types give t... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Geriatrics 42 years experience
No: Presentation includes respiratory symptoms such as cough (may not be productive) and sob, fever, chills, and chest pain. Other symptoms include headac... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Geriatrics 42 years experience
100% untreated: If treated adequately the response is miraculous. They require steroids. Diagnosis is not easy because the levels of cortisol change during the time o... Read More
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Geriatrics 42 years experience
More or less: It is discouraged to take it after age 35 because the liver toxicity. It also causes peripheral neuropathy ( piridoxine is recommended with it) should... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Geriatrics 42 years experience
Lice: Washing, soaking, or drying items at temperatures greater than 130°f (54.4°c) will kill stray lice or eggs. Furniture, carpeting, car seats, and other... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Geriatrics 42 years experience
Iron /sugars: Hemochromatosis is a multisystem disorder of inappropriately increased dietary iron absorption and increased iron release from erythrophagocytosis. If... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Geriatrics 42 years experience
Lower in Asia: IBS is present in 10% to 20% of adults in the US. [2] one study conducted in a health maintenance organization population showed the prevalence of iIB... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Geriatrics 42 years experience
Yes: I assume yes because of the possible transmission of mad cow disease through contaminated food/ meat. Versus the old cjd.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Geriatrics 42 years experience
Yes: Zinc intoxication coul be from zinc chloride used in the pillow manufacturing industry zinc poisoning. A condition caused by industrial exposure or by... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Geriatrics 42 years experience
Altmedicine.about: Garlic is a well known natural anti parasitic, golden seal, black walnut, wormwood, or seed, pumpkin seeds, grapefruit seeds, anise, cloves, gentian, ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Geriatrics 42 years experience
No.: Pandas is an acronym which stands for pediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disease associated with streptococcal disease. No. By definition, pandas i... Read More
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Hernandez is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Hernandez is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Hernandez is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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well i will definitly go and get an xray i guess i am a little aprehensive as i would be scared of being told i have something life threatening! however i still need it checked. since giving up smokin...Read More
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The smears are cellular and show moderately blood-stained background with abundant watery colloid and some thick colloid. There are several large sheets and papillarary groupings of follicular epithel...Read More
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Dr. Hernandez, I did mean Polycystic Kidney Disease. I'm so thankful for your answer. My Dr. told me to follow a diet with a weird name that started with a "T" (I think)...but I can't find the info he...Read More

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Costa Rica Faculty of Medicine, Costa Rica
Graduated 1981MD

Awards

1975 Honor student University of Costa Rica
Certifications in Geriatrics
Certification as Hospital Physician

Affiliations

renovación Carismática Católica Arquidiócesism de Miami
Medical Center Associates
Memorial West Hospital
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