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Dr. William Lizarraga

Internal Medicine
Nashville, TN
17 years experience male

Locations

Office

Nashville, TN

Address

2400 Patterson Street, Suite 400, Nashville, TN
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My office hours

Tuesday: 8:00am - 4:00pm
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Specialties
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Internal Medicine

Licenses

United States: Tennessee

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

321 Answers
335 Agrees
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A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Lizarraga
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Yes: Side effects usually start sooner than this, but can start after 3 months, certainly.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Lizarraga
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Possible, not common: The FDA has reported acute liver failure in 6.6 cases per 10 million prescriptions of moxifloxacin (Avelox). I would make sure you're not taking other... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Lizarraga
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Alopecia: He has a type of condition called alopecia, most likely. There are several different types, and these can by treated by a primary care or dermatology ... Read More
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A 67-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Lizarraga
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
No: This combination is quite common and should be safe together. These are used to treat blood pressure (losartan) and high cholesterol (Lipitor), and bl... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Lizarraga
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Blood, maybe pus: Probably it's just blood. There may be an infection there too, so blood mixed with pus might cause this. If it gets red, hot, painful, then I would ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. William Lizarraga
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Some of them, yes: If the medicines were helping sinus disease, then certainly stopping them might cause the symptoms to come back. I am not aware of an association with... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Lizarraga
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Should be safe: This combination should be fine.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Lizarraga
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Last longer: It’s not so much that they can catch things that the other one won’t, but rather that they can be consistently and constantly capture rhythms for seve... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Lizarraga
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Severalpossibilities: While the right lower quadrant is home to the appendix, is is also where the colon resides. Referred pain is the name of pain that starts in one organ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Lizarraga
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Low: most respiratory pathogens will die quickly if not inhaled. can live on food for a short while. would try to disinfect if possible. if not, ask manage... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Lizarraga
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Not clear: There is no clear scientific consensus about this, but many doctors and scientists DO, in fact, believe in a soul and in religion.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Lizarraga
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Get checked out: i would go to a primary care provider or an urgent care if I were you. By getting more of your story and examining you and doing simple tests, this ca... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Lizarraga
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Wash, vaccine, avoid: Avoiding people with the flu is the most reliable method, though this is hard to know, as some people may have no symptoms but carry it for a few hour... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. William Lizarraga
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Improves heart fxn: A pericardial effusion refers to fluid around the heart. If there is a significant amount, it can lead to a condition known as cardiac tamponade, whic... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Lizarraga
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Depends. : If you're referring to statins, classes of drugs commonly used for the treatment of high cholesterol, then i will typically repeat cholesterol levels ... Read More
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Lizarraga
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Erectile dysfunction: Has lots of reasons to occur. The most common reason men cannot obtain or maintain an erection is lack of excitement and / or stimulation. This can c... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Lizarraga
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
What do you mean?Why: Yes, there is a way to detox the body...And our own cells do a very good job of this every second! the key to getting healthy is not taking a bunch... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Lizarraga
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Yes: The total maximum dose should be 40mg per day or less.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Lizarraga
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
?GERD & IBS: You might have both reflux disease (the heartburn) which responds often to over the counter drugs like Prilosec or Prevacid (lansoprazole) and irritab... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Lizarraga
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Replacement, nothing: There is no testosterone pill. The main ways that it is administered is through the skin via gels or patches, or under the skin in a shot form or surg... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Lizarraga
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Any # of things: All of which your doctor can help you with! blood in the stool can range from hemorrhoids to inflammatory bowel disease to cancer to many other th... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Lizarraga
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Depends: If your symptoms are more of a heartburn or mild pain after eating, then i might start with an over the counter medicine first. H2 blockers like Fa... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Lizarraga
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Controversial: Some studies have shown a higher incidence of diabetes in patients on statins, which appears to be dose dependent (higher doses may confer higher risk... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Lizarraga
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Yes: Depending on the severity of the blood clot, thrombolytic agents can be given either systemically (through an iv) or directed at the clot itself via a... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Lizarraga
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Good sugar control: The complications of diabetes are many, and include eye problems like diabetic retinopathy. Most important in preventing this complication is makin... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. William Lizarraga
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
See a PCP!: Any number of things can cause these symptoms, including pinched nerves, muscle sprain/strain, viruses (shingles), etc. Since its getting worse, get ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Lizarraga
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Arrhythmias: Dofetilide is an anti-arrhythmic (i hate spelling that word) drug used to control irregular heartbeats, usually atrial fibrillation or atrial flutter.... Read More
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Lizarraga
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
No reason not to: Lichen sclerosis is not a contraindication, or reason not to get, the shingles vaccine, unless you are on medicines that are really suppressing the im... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. William Lizarraga
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
As short as possible: Assuming you have no medical problems, for example congestive heart failure, gastritis, or kidney disease, then they should be safe to take in the sho... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Lizarraga
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Hypertension, heart: High sodium diets can need to hypertension and its sequelae including heart disease. In general, most americans should adhere to a 2000 mg per day of ... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Lizarraga
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Yes, but...: Deconditioning can certainly be caused by spending too much time in bed, yes. I would be more concerned, however, about why a 21-year-old is having th... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Lizarraga
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Not usually. : The hida scan is a nuclear medicine test that measures the uptake of some radiolabeled IV medicine. It is not commonly associated with causing pain. I... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Lizarraga
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Lifestyle change/med: Lifestyle change is the first step in treating high blood pressure. Weight loss, regular physical activity, alcohol and salt moderation, and a diet ri... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Lizarraga
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Not quite the same: Since a pulmonary embolus and a stroke come from somewhat different mechanisms, the way to prevent them is a bit different. Suffice it to say that ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Lizarraga
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Snoring loudly?: If you are snoring loudly and this is waking you up, then you may just be a loud snorer or you may even have sleep apnea. Sleep apnea symptoms inc... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Lizarraga
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Talk to a pro: Sometimes, people hear the voices of loved ones when they are under a lot of emotional stress or in other situations, for example, thinking you hear t... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Lizarraga
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Nothing by itself: Pulse and BP are just numbers, and mean almost nothing in isolation. More important is the patient...Are they sick? Well? Dizzy? Dehydrated? Feel grea... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Lizarraga
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
It means caution: To people that are going in a hospital room (especially doctors, nurses, physical therapists, etc), because the patient might have something that the ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. William Lizarraga
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Common: Your term is somewhat vague, though, and could be taken to mean almost anything. Inflammation occurs in infection (even colds), in autoimmune disease,... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Lizarraga
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Prostate+Urine check: Several things can cause your symptoms, and the one i'd be most suspicious of is prostate enlargement. This can cause all of the symptoms you describe... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Lizarraga
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Quite Variable!: Since many things can contribute to dvts in the leg (see other posts), the life expectancy can be essentially normal, to quite reduced. It really ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Lizarraga
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Medical supply store: Or some pharmacies should have these available. Call first or look online to see if they have any in inventory.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Lizarraga
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Yes, primary care...: Any licensed provider can check a B12 level. You can probably even get it at a independent lab for a fee too. As far as the shots, a primary care prov... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Lizarraga
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Yes: If it is thought that the cerebral infarcts are a result of a hypercoagulable state, then other medications besides warfarin can be used. Aspirin i... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Lizarraga
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Maybe nothing.: Talk to your rheumatologist or primary care doctor first. Some people always have a little bit of a high WBC and some medicines (including those used ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Lizarraga
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Diabetes is bad!: Too much sugar in the blood is a sign of diabetes. In diabetes, the extra glucose or sugar, in the blood can cause lots of organs to not function prop... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Lizarraga
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Insomnia is common: Especially in stressful situations. If talking relieves you of stress, then try to find other ways to relieve the stress if your boyfriend is not avai... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Lizarraga
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Several possibilites: Hard to say. This is a good reason to seek out a primary care doctor. A partial list includes diabetes, nerve damage / trauma, vitamin deficiencies, a... Read More
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A 67-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Lizarraga
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
No: If its usually normal and there was a good reason (intense activity, pain, etc( then this is not alarming. I'd repeat the blood pressure regularly, th... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Lizarraga
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Need more info!: There are too many causes of dizziness to go through here. If it is very bothersome, then you should see a health care provider. Since it has been goi... Read More
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Testimonials
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Jul 5, 2012
Excellent physician. Respected by his patients and his peers.
Apr 20, 2014
Great physician!
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Lizarraga is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you! She has an appointment with her PCP in a couple days... She was at home when it began. Really scared her. Thought she was having a heart attack but then it just stopped...? Thanks again. I'...Read More
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Will be getting a food scale. Also getting cortisol and thyroid checked. Had pituitary surgery for rathke's cleft cyst in 2007. Could not afford 2nd follow-up MRI. Thank you for reminding me about cor...Read More
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Thank you for the information. My son is in college as well as his two siblings. I am keeping an eye on him tonight and have an appointment in the morning. Thank you again for your time and assista...Read More

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Tennessee College of Medicine, TN,2005,2005
Graduated 2005MD

Residency

RHODE ISLAND HOSPITAL

Residency

MIRIAM HOSPITAL

Awards

Top Doctor, Third Place, Nashville Region, TN - Summer
2013
Most Influential, Second Place, Nashville Region, TN - Summer
2013
Top General Internist, First Place, Tennessee - Summer
2013
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