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Dr. Pedro Hernandez

Geriatrics
Boca Raton, FL
41 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

Tuesday: 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
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.

Geriatrics

Ethics

Hospital Medicine

Internal Medicine

Natural Family Planning

Non Invasive Vascular Technology

Doctor Q&A

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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Geriatrics 41 years experience
Isordil (isosorbide dinitrate) & Headaches: Isordil is nitroglycerine, a vasodilator for the heart( seldom other) which can cause headaches. It is dose dependent, the higher the most likely hea... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Geriatrics 41 years experience
Total hip replace: When arthritis is severe in the hip ( no cartilage between bones) and/or causes constant intense pain and lack of function, or when there is other pat... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Geriatrics 41 years experience
Spider veins: Spider veins most of the time are only a esthetic problem. They don't need to be treated. They are not a sign of "poor circulation".
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Geriatrics 41 years experience
140/89: Less than 140/89 for every adult body but if diabetic less than 130/85. The lowest the better if asymptomatic.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Geriatrics 41 years experience
R/o hemarthrosis: On a well known hemophiliac any abnormal joint may have blood ( hemarthrosis) in it so the treatment is to replace the coagulation factor that is defi... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Geriatrics 41 years experience
Diarrhea or impactio: It is important to know your age and since when you have had this and if you did have constipation in the past. Is it diarrhea or is it stool impactio... Read More
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A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Geriatrics 41 years experience
Podiatrist v Ortho: Nowadays many orthopedic drs do not see much of foot disorders since podiatrists exist. Either an orthopode who does foot surgery or a podiatrist who ... Read More
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A 72-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Geriatrics 41 years experience
No and yes.: Diabetes is not caused by food but food can worsen diabetes. Overweight promotes diabetes. So if you are not diabetic but eat too many calories that a... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Geriatrics 41 years experience
Yes: Yes but tramadol is strong and addictive. You probably want to switch first to acetaminophen.
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A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Geriatrics 41 years experience
Phlegm: Increase in phlegm production occurs secondary to inflammation( from smoking or viruses, bacterias, other irritants, allergies or bronchectasias) comi... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Geriatrics 41 years experience
None: There is no cure for irritable bowel syndrome. If the predominance is colic pain or diarrhea some drs prescribe anticholinergics like bentyl, (dicyclo... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Geriatrics 41 years experience
Versed ?: Maybe you are asking "versed" instead of "vercet". Versed is a short acting benzodiazepine used to sedate patients during short time procedures like e... Read More
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A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Geriatrics 41 years experience
Breast tenderness: In young females breast tenderness may be caused by infections, cysts, high estrogen levels from contraceptives, pregnancy or associated to hormonal c... Read More
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A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Geriatrics 41 years experience
Hypertriglyceridemia: Although triglycerides play a rol in atherosclerosis the most important fat of the lipid profile is the LDL . Sometimes it is difficult to lower the t... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Geriatrics 41 years experience
Multiple miscarriage: If your question is why you have had two miscarriages... When ladies have recurrent miscarriages the physician must decide whether or not to look for ... Read More
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Geriatrics 41 years experience
Take one day: Depends upon what is your occupation and the amount of pain or discomfort you can tolerate if you don't have complications like bleeding or infection ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Geriatrics 41 years experience
Not supposed: Biotin or other inert compound in the same pill as anything else may cause allergies especially if taken from animal origen. What kind of breakout is ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Geriatrics 41 years experience
Med v. Disease: If you feel that the medicines are causing his deficit in talking or moving i guess you may stop them gradually. My feeling is that everything is due ... Read More
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A 60-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Geriatrics 41 years experience
Gluten: If you had proven gluten intolerance you may see changes much earlier than 1 year. At least 6 to 9 months later the antibodies may come absent if succ... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Geriatrics 41 years experience
No best way?: I guess there is no "best" way. Use common sense. Heat some water not to the point of burning the skin. Get a small towel or large gauze get it wet w... Read More
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A 77-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Geriatrics 41 years experience
Myelodysplasia: Myelodysplastic syndrome (mds) is a disease that is associated with decreased production of blood cells. Blood cells are produced in the bone marrow, ... Read More
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Geriatrics 41 years experience
Unpredictable: Dizziness is very common. If the drs thing that it ones fron the inner ear there are specific movements of the head that can accommodate the crystals ... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Geriatrics 41 years experience
What's your age: In children the bones are still growing and more prone to respond to manipulations with braces. Once the bone stop growing chances are that only surge... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Geriatrics 41 years experience
Yes?: CPK or ck is elevated in conditions of the muscles ( aldolase, SGOT and ldh too). We use it as screening because it's sensitivity. It may elevate with... Read More
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Geriatrics 41 years experience
Need to be examined: I would suggest you to consult with either an urologist or dermatologist. What is the odor like? Is there any rash? Is it contamination from another p... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Geriatrics 41 years experience
What type?: There is a long list of diagnostic possibilities for a joint swelling. Analysis of the fluid of the joint may help.Depending of the cause, the treat... Read More
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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Geriatrics 41 years experience
Many possibilities: Most likely is not cardiac in origen but i would order a chest x-ray to see the mediastinum for increased wideness b/o thoracic aneurysms are difficul... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Geriatrics 41 years experience
ADHD: Take her to a professional that deals with adhd all the time. This condition is extremely frustrating and has no perfect treatment but medications exi... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Geriatrics 41 years experience
High risk. Complic: Fractured hips don't allow pts to stand up and walk. Some times the fracture send fat into the bloodstream ( fat embolism) killing pt. Immobilization... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Geriatrics 41 years experience
What type of arthri?: Menstruation occurs when the female body is at it lowest estrogen and Progesterone levels. So your arthritis may have a hormonal component. Some physi... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Geriatrics 41 years experience
Podiatry: Foot dr., podiatrist. Another choice is an orthopedic surgeon who still sees foot problems.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Geriatrics 41 years experience
Hemophilia?: Why the knee bleeds ? If there is a compelling emergency to fix the knee physicians may try to give fresh frozen plasma during the procedure; if the b... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Geriatrics 41 years experience
Agree : Also molluscum contagiosum lesions in the face or head are common. There are many. You may check the list http://hivinsite.Ucsf.Edu/insite?Page=kb-04-... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Geriatrics 41 years experience
Dementia: Assuming his dementia is moderate.Do not argue with him. Send him to a day care facility for daytime activities. Make sure he does not get lost, gets ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Geriatrics 41 years experience
See a Dermatologist: Skin disorders need to be seen. If it travels fast, go fast to the dr.
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Geriatrics 41 years experience
BPH natural remedies: There are many herbs and natural remedies that may help improve symptoms of bph. Most are based in the saw palmetto. Pumpkin seeds, corn silkian, soy,... Read More
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Geriatrics 41 years experience
Likely viral: You probably have a viral syndrome with possible influenza or just a cold. Is good to show your throat to a dr to rule out streptococcal infection or... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Geriatrics 41 years experience
Pills and Therapist: Best treatment is antidepressants and therapy (cognitive behavioral therapy). The medicines must be titrated towards the maximum dosis after 3-4 weeks... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Geriatrics 41 years experience
No: Popliteal aneurysms most likely are asymptomatic. They get discovered if the pulse t the bak of the knee is too strong or there is turbulent flow or a... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Geriatrics 41 years experience
Prevent seizures: Vagus nerve stimulation (vns) is designed to prevent seizures by sending regular, mild pulses of electrical energy to the brain via the vagus nerve. T... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Geriatrics 41 years experience
Go to Dr.: Headaches may be caused by migraines, stress or tension, if associated to fever and neck stiffness may be meningitis, high blood pressure, intracranea... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Geriatrics 41 years experience
Old pAint/Ocupation: In the us, the major risk to children is from lead-based paints and soil and dust contaminated with lead-based paint. Also lead jewelry, toys, and oth... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Geriatrics 41 years experience
Strength?: Clean the skin where you are applying it. Check what strength the icy hot ointment, cream or patch has (this is the % or strengh). Try it on in a smal... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Geriatrics 41 years experience
Intraarticular inj.: Supartz (hyaluronic acid) - is a solution of hyaluronate, a natural substance that acts like "oil" to cushion and lubricate your knee joint. It is giv... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Geriatrics 41 years experience
F/u with Neurologist: Take him to the neurologist who may try medicines for neuropathic pain like lyrica, (pregabalin) Gabapentin or others. Otherwise take him to pain mana... Read More
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Geriatrics 41 years experience
BV: Likely bacterial vaginosis. Needs antibiotic by mouth or intravaginally. Some drs get a sample to see the " clue cells" described.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Geriatrics 41 years experience
GlucosamiProcollagen: For osteoatrhritis there is nothing proven to substantially prevent or treat it. Some people advocate natural products like glucosamine alone or in ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Geriatrics 41 years experience
Not a routine test.: We screen for B12 deficit when pts have anemia, or had gastric surgery or when they have neuropathies or dementia. Also during malabsorption or malnut... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Geriatrics 41 years experience
Go to Dr.: Try elastic support either with knee elastic brace or wrapping with ace bandages, but most likely you need aspiration of the fluid with a needle/ syri... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Geriatrics 41 years experience
Confusion: Not too common but acute causes most rule out low sodium, delirium from drugs, medicines or alcohol, or intracraneal pathology ( stroke, tumors )but 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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