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Dr. Joyce Vrabec

Internal Medicine
Cochecton, NY
27 years experience

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Internal Medicine

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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joyce Vrabec
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Menses: Depends on how old you are. Could you possibly be pregnant? Is this cycle irregular? If so you can speak with your gyn or primary care to do testing t... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joyce Vrabec
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Milk: Soy and rice milk are good substitutes for cow milk.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joyce Vrabec
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Tender breasts: Yes this is a normal symptom. Avoid caffiene and use Ibuprofen to help symptoms. If symptoms persist beyond this time in your cycle see your physician... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joyce Vrabec
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Sleep: No this is not normal. Are you taking any meds that could have this as a side effect? Do you snore, perhaps you have sleep apnea. This needs to be dis... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joyce Vrabec
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Muscle spasms: These could be work related, or due to certain types of exercizing. Dehydration and poor nutrition can lead to these as well. Certain neurological con... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joyce Vrabec
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
MRSA: As with many home tests errors can occur, if you feel you actively have an MRSA infection or you are a carrier please discuss this with your physician... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joyce Vrabec
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Pinworm: You should not have chronic pinworm, it should be treated. Speak with your gastroenterologist for care.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joyce Vrabec
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Swollen liver: The liver can become enlarged because of being diseased (either from toxins such as meds or alcohol), or can be enlarged secondary to other organ dise... Read More
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joyce Vrabec
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Back pain: Depends on how old you are, what do you do for a living, lots of factors. I do not recommend chiropractic right away.
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joyce Vrabec
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Motion sickness: It is possible to get used to these symptoms, "mind over matter", the best way is to try and distract yourself. However some people are just sensitive... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joyce Vrabec
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Vertigo: Have you had a full neurological work-up, including MRI of the brain? It could be caused by a side effect of medicines. There are medications for chro... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joyce Vrabec
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Strep: Very common, most carriers have very few infections, not much to do about this.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joyce Vrabec
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Wave: No this is not normal, one of the things it could be is a problem with your retina, please see and eye specialist asap.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joyce Vrabec
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Breathing: Are you overweight? Does this happen only when you are exerting yourself or does it happen at rest? You should be examined by a physician to check for... Read More
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joyce Vrabec
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Ace bandage: This may give you a little support but won't treat the problem. Keep weight down, exercize, see your physician if symptoms continue you may need pt.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joyce Vrabec
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Blood clot: There are many blood tests to look for clotting disorders, both clotting too much and not quickly enough. If you are having active bleeding problems y... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joyce Vrabec
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Spasms: This could be something as simple as a pinched nerve correctable with physicial therapy or something more serious such as a neurological disease. Plea... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joyce Vrabec
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Stiff joints: Lots of things can do this. Overdoing it with certain activities/exercize, lack of activity such as being bedridden for a while. If these symptoms con... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joyce Vrabec
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
1/20: Pepto can cause dark colored stools, however this should be checked asap by your primary care physician.
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joyce Vrabec
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Dazed: Check side effects of any prescription or otc meds you are using. Are you getting enough sleep?
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joyce Vrabec
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Foot pain: Exercize daily, keep weight down, tylenol, (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen. If symptoms continue see your physician.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joyce Vrabec
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Stomach ache: Lots of possible causes. Does eating, or not eating, change the pain? Any recent weight changes? Any diarrhea? If changing your diet and over the coun... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joyce Vrabec
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Irregular menses: Bleeding between periods can certainly be annoying. Unfortunately some women just have this problem but you should see your gyn or pcp to do some test... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joyce Vrabec
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Period: Is it possible you are pregnant? Could the cramps be gastrointestinal, do you have any diarhea or other stomach symptoms. Also ovulation can cause cra... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joyce Vrabec
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Flying: Is the chest tube still in place? This doesn't make sense. You must ask your thoracic surgeon this question!
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joyce Vrabec
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Colostomy: What is "recent", you can fly with a colostomy if you have been cleared by your surgeon.

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Vrabec is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Vrabec is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Jan 30, 2012
Seems very concerned!!
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I gonna lose some pounds and gonna try Tylenol.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you so much for this very helpful answer
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Thanks. My dad has been seeing his GP; perhaps it's time to see the ENT.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, PA
Graduated 1995MD
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