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Dr. Ester Kwok

Internal Medicine
Los Gatos, CA
33 years experience female

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Los Gatos, CA

Address

825 Pollard Rd #108, Los Gatos, CA
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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.

Internal Medicine

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

179 Answers
244 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ester Kwok
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Two part question: Kidney function can be measured by checking the glomerular filtration rate and creatinine through a blood test. Pain in the lower left abdomen may be... Read More
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ester Kwok
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Not sure: As physicians in the states, it is difficult to know who are the topmost neurosurgeons in other countries. Generally, one's own country's physician s... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ester Kwok
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Change in urination: Symptoms of a bladder infection include the constant sensation of needing to pee, and when one does urinate, only small amounts come out. One may als... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ester Kwok
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Maybe: Advil pm, has Ibuprofen which can irritate the lining of the food tube and stomach. This can result in the spitting up of blood, however ask yourself... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ester Kwok
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Depends: For those who have short-lived mild diarrhea, one may take kaopectate (kaolin and pectin) or peptobismol. Eat a bland diet and drink sips of fluid, p... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ester Kwok
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Should be: Tramadol and tylenol (acetaminophen) in prescribed and recommended doses for the elderly should be safe to take and effective.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ester Kwok
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Go get checked out: If one is having pleuritic pain (pain when one breathes deeply), associated with fast heart beat and gasping for air, all occurring at the same time, ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ester Kwok
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Depends: In a young person, fast heart beat assoc. W/ shortness of breath could indicate an arrhythmia. In an older person, they could be due to an arrhythmia... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ester Kwok
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
1800LifeNet: One might also try the above number. It connects people with counsellors who can help with many mental health issues.
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ester Kwok
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
To lose belly fat,: First go to one's doc. Find out if there are any medical causes for being overweight, such as sleep apnea, thyroid, or other. If fat congregates mai... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ester Kwok
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
I can think of three: As a true vegan ( no dairy or eggs), one may be deficient in iron, vitamin b12, and vitamin d ( although non-vegans often also lack vitamin d). Let y... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ester Kwok
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
See doc: Lump in this area could be thyroid, tumor, skin infection, benign cyst or other superficial skin lesion, among many other causes. You need an exam by... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ester Kwok
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
See doc: If one has cloudy urine associated with fever, then one needs to see one's doc as one may have a bladder or even a kidney infection. Don' t delay, as... Read More
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ester Kwok
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
See doc: If one has tried to conceive for an year unsuccessfully, then it is time to see your gynecologist for testing. You may need to be referred to a ferti... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ester Kwok
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Maybe CHF: An elevated bnp may be assoc. W/ chf. Symptoms of CHF include increasing shortness of breath, especially when one lies down at night which is relieve... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ester Kwok
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Not good: New data on marijuana shows that it may aggravate psychosis (schizophrenia, bipolar disorder). Do not be lulled into thinking that marijuana is harml... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ester Kwok
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
See doc: See your gyn. If you don't have one, then consider dr. Katherine sutherland, dr. Michael contro, or others. There are multiple causes why one may hav... Read More
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ester Kwok
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Tests: When someone has memory loss, that person's doc will usually do a history and physical exam to rule out any illness, or depression. Tests may be done ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ester Kwok
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
See your doc: If you think you are in the last stages of hep c, you should be evaluated by your doctor. There is treatment for hep c. If in the latter stages (hig... Read More
A 65-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ester Kwok
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Not necessarily: The better test for diabetes control is the hemoglobin a1c, which measures one's average blood sugar over a period of time. The best value for the A1... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ester Kwok
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Not necessarily: Many suffer from low back pain. Symptoms related to back pain which need emergent attention include fever/chills, leg weakness (leg can't move or dra... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ester Kwok
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
?perhaps: In our area (northern calif), we've had an outbreak of norovirus. Besides norovirus, there are also other enteroviruses which can cause diarrhea, nau... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ester Kwok
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
May be serious: How long have you had these symptoms and how severe are they? If of recent onset and pain is 10 out 10, it is safest to go to the er or even to call ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ester Kwok
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Black cohosh: You may try black cohosh and/ or soy protein. You might also like to read other doctor's answers regarding menopause and its possible treatments by t... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ester Kwok
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Possibly: If the numbness was due to the position you slept in, then the numbness should resolve. If it does not, then see your doctor.
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ester Kwok
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Various reasons: Urine test is performed in pregnant women because one wants to make sure there is not an urinary infection, sugar in the urine, or protein in the urin... Read More
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ester Kwok
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Good question!: ?Have someone give you a wake-up call? If you live with someone, have that person wake you up, turn on all the lights, open the shade, turn on the ra... Read More
A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ester Kwok
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Maybe gastritis: A person who gets heartburn and burping after eating, may have an irritation of the stomach or esophagus. One may try to take antacids, acid blockers... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ester Kwok
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Read John 9:1-3: The disabilities that one has is not the result of sins, but that the works of god may be revealed in you. As you go through the difficulties in life... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ester Kwok
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Could be paronychia: What you describe could be an infection around the nail(paronychia). The yellow spots could be pus. See your doctor or podiatrist. You may require a... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ester Kwok
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Could be acanthosis: Dark skin in the armpits could be acanthosis nigricans. This may be isolated or could be associated with hormonal or other internal abnormalities. ... Read More
A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ester Kwok
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Could be: Dry hacking cough could be whooping cough as well as other bacterial/viral causes. It is best to have this evaluated by one's doctor, rather than gue... Read More
A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ester Kwok
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Unusual: The symptoms you describe are unusual and difficult to piece together. Perhaps you should see a doctor face to face, so that more information may be ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ester Kwok
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Risk assessment: Not being in the insurance industry, i would surmise that a medical exam is required for risk assessment, especially if the plan is a for-profit one.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ester Kwok
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Worried about you: Don't smoke weed for one yr, perhaps two...Then pass test you will. Might even find that life is rosier, smells are better, and thinking/outlook/mood... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ester Kwok
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Root of words: 'mal" from the latin word malus, meaning bad; "neo" from greek for new; and "plasm" from greek for tissue. Thus one has "bad new tissue" or "bad new ... Read More
A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ester Kwok
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Cerebral aneurysm: Coiling done 4 brain aneurysm, at a center w/experience doing these, should not adversally affect quality of life.That said, there's always small risk... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ester Kwok
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
None: A heberdeen node is the hard bony swelling that can occur at the end joint of one's fingers because of osteoarthritis, the type of arthritis that one ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ester Kwok
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Go to ER: Those symptoms warrant emergent evaluation. Go to er. There are many possibilities where more details are needed for clarification, but someone who ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ester Kwok
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
More info needed: Bump on thigh could be many things, depending on size, consistency (?Firm/soft/ irregular borders/fluctulant or fluid-filled), in the muscle, or close... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ester Kwok
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Try an endocrinologi: Not sure i understand your question as written, but sounds as if you've tried treatment for pcos, but continue to have some persistent symptoms ?Irreg... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ester Kwok
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Unfortunately no : Diabetes is one of the risk factors for heart attack.Young people with poorly controlled diabetes may have heart attacks early.Added risk factors are ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ester Kwok
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
See doc: Pineal gland cyst, because of its location in the brain, may lead to headaches and visual changes such as double vision, especially if cyst is enlargi... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ester Kwok
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Uti: Strange smelly urine may not mean that one has a uti. Symptoms of a bladder infection may consist of burning discomfort when urinating, frequent need... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ester Kwok
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
I don't believe so : Frequent kidney infections may be related to incomplete treatment of a kidney or bladder infection, problems with urine drainage e.g.Kidney stone, tig... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ester Kwok
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Agree w/Dr Contreras: Benign neoplasm means that a growth is not cancerous. Sometimes, a premalignant tumor has the potential of turning into cancer ex: adenomatous polyps... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ester Kwok
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Cost varies: One can ask local xray facilities for the cost of a hand-xray, which may vary according to region and facility. Many facilities will also give a disc... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ester Kwok
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Generally no: Severe stomach inflammation may cause chest pain, but should not lead to fast heart beats or shortness of breath. However, sometimes those who have h... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ester Kwok
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Time & makeup: If by "love bites" one means "hickeys", then the way to get rid of them is: 1)let time pass 2)cover them up with makeup, such as a theatrical-grade f... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Ester Kwok
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Maybe congrats!?: Symptoms may be consistent with pregnancy, although nausea and vomiting could also be from many other causes. Skipping an active pill increases risk ... Read More

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Aug 21, 2012
Very precise in responses, thorough, impressive.
HealthTap member
May 14, 2014
There are not enough words to express how much I respect this doctor! she has saved my life more than once, and i have never had a doctor who took my health as personally as she does. she is the mos...Read More
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Kwok is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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the last time i checked my harmones were okay but my period was very iregular so after seeing the doctor its regular but i still got the other problems i think i should get another blood test but th...Read More
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Thanks, Dr. Ester Kwok! I do have a LinkedIn account. I will look for Dr. Robert's LinkedIn and ask for an introduction to the CEO of HealthTap. Happy 4th to you as well!
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I'm thirty five I have some pain when I have sex, constipation, bloating, frequency in urination, back pain, leg pains, and irritable sleep

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Texas Medical School at Houston
Graduated 1989MD

Affiliations

Stanford Hospital & Clinics (University Medical Group)
El Camino Hospital (Los Gatos)
El Camino Hospital (Mountain View)
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