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Dr. Luis Villaplana

Internal Medicine
Youngstown, OH
35 years experience male

Locations

Office

Youngstown, OH

Address

7629 Market St., Suite 1000, Youngstown, OH
Directions

Insurances accepted

Zurich North America

About

Bio

HealthTappy BORN AND RAISED IN PUERTO RICO, BOARD CERTIFIED INTERNIST IN BOARDMAN, OHIO. BEEN IN PRACTICE SINCE 1989, ADOLESCENTS TO GERIATRICS.

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Internal Medicine

Licenses

United States: Ohio

Doctor Q&A

2.4K Answers
42K Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Ventral hernia: if it bulges down the middle(north to south), it's a ventral hernia. Very common, typically not painful.
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Chronic : Smoking, regardless how many a day, is a constant source of inflammation/irritation, as well as postnatal drip, which can cause a chronic sore throat.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
You need to: See your physician asap. If you are having fever or chills, a lot sooner.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Wipe: Soap and water, frequently.
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
7-10 days: However, it depends on multiple host factors, underlying chronic conditions, presence or an scene of a blood born infection(sepsis), type of organism... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Ask your doc: You may want to share your decision with your doctor. Depending on the condition being treated, there are alternatives to plaquenil (hydroxychloroquin... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Very low risk: As above, as long as you've not been taking meds that interfere with the pills efficacy, like antibiotics...
A 65-year-old male asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Yes: They can. Hydrate well, decrease/avoid caffeinated products too and decrease sodium intake while on steroids.
A 72-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Several of : These foods are quite acidic, which may well give you a bitter taste. Try different combinations.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
A SIMPLE BLOOD TEST: Will determine your blood type.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
It is still: Possible to be pregnant. Get a first morning urine and re test. However, there are several other reasons why to skip a period, so try and figure out i... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Chew it: Fastest absorption rate is chewing it.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Ignore: Be consistent! No sodium added, exercise daily. Avoid what didn't grow off the ground or sea.
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
You are: Describing two totally different processes. Sinusitis will not cause tonsillitis, and by the way you describe your tonsil, sounds like it's chronicall... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Yes: Particularly if you become dehydrated.
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
You need seen: You have an infection which can potentially spread and cause a multitude of problems. Be seen asap.
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Gastro: Gastroenterologist and sometimes a neurologist. Pain managememt specialists can be of great help also. Please get advice from your pcp.
A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Almond milk is: A great source if protein. Compared to cows milk, it may spare you from pro inflammatory proteins contained in cows milk, indirectly decreasing inflam... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Pain and nerves: They are both right! pain is transmitted by nerves. Tendons, ligaments, muscles and organs trigger the pain. Painful nerves, when they are the cause ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
It could go either : Way. Increasing the dose might help, but may also make it worse. A different medicine may be the answer for you.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
No: Not at all. You may die from h1n1 for lack of getting a flu shot and an underlying poor diet, exercise habits, and chronic medical conditions, particu... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
It's still a: Dermatitis. Peri oral means around the mouth, not specifically what triggers it or the cause.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Depends: There are several reasons this may happen, without knowing if your other tests are normal or not, and without a good history and exam, it's very diffi... Read More
A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
IT VARIES: It depends. Everyone is different, so a trial of both is typically what will tell you which one works better for you.
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
No pain: Don't be fooled by any swelling in your legs without pain. Please see your doctor and have it looked at. It can range from a simple cyst to a blood cl... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Urethritis: Yes, yeast can colonize( invade) your urethra and bladder.
A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Should be ok: As long as she gets up and moves about the cabin and stretches. Unless she has any issues with aspirin, a baby Aspirin prior to flying should prevent ... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
With such: Excellent sugar control, it may not happen for another 30-40 yrs, unless your control becomes poor and other factors causes your blood vessels to age ... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Yes: Should not be a problem.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
? Cebaceous cyst?: Quite likely if just below the skin with a negative ct and now 5 years out. Quite likely not a malignant growth. The area is quite uncomfortable to si... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
I always : Suggest my patients not to drink and take add/adhd meds.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Advil-bleeding: Depending on the dose and how frequent you take the advil, (ibuprofen) blood thins and you will have a tendency to bleed a bit heavier.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
DEPENDS: What you do with the amount and type of carbs you still need to eat, as well as fats/water/fiber intake. Balance/balance/balance/balance!
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Sugar pills?: placebo pills from birth control? Diabetes treatment pills? What kind of sugar pills are you referring to? Please clarify
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Red flag symptoms: Swelling, redness, heat of any joint indicates an inflammatory process. These conditions are potentially damaging to your joints, with loss of functio... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
No: You need to consult your doctor or go to the closest urgent care facility, especially if short of breath. Do not delay. Post operative respiratory iss... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Do you still: Have a gallbladder? If pain persistent despite reasonable treatment, you need further evaluation, including xray/ultrasound/ct abdomen possibly.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
It should not: Change your periods at all, although some meds used to treat active HIV disease may cause me martial cycle changes.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Asap: Asap, urogemital exam, labs, eric. Some testing should be repeated within 6 mos also.
A 82-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Are you: Having any problems/symptoms? Are you on any meds? This blood pressure reading, was it with an automatic machine? Wrist? Arm cuff? There are many fact... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Veggies: A plenty, protein source and a small amount of complex carbs. It's about balance, and quality.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Normal: Your blood pressure fluctuates every second/minute of your life.
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Not even close: No. Plenty more nutrients in fruits and veggies.
A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
No: Pain is typically in the stomach area, may radiate straight through to your back.
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Not likely: If your timing is accurate, there is no egg to fertilize.
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Not because of : having your tonsils out. However, if inflammation was causing you pain to the point where you avoided eating, then now maybe because the pain will be ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
USE A CONDOM: And avoid days 9-15th after your last period, as far as having sex is concerned. Still use condoms though.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Low birth weight: And delivery as well as child's health problems.

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Testimonials
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Aug 14, 2012
Very active physician on Healthtap. Work well with other physicians. His answers are straightforward and to the point. Recommended!
Sep 16, 2013
Thank you for bringing your caring, knowledgeable experience to the table for all of us to benefit from! Seriously, thank you.
Dec 17, 2013
Luis is another of many prolific contributors to HealthTap. I gain new insights every time I read one of his postings.
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Thanks . . I Had PID 3years ago ever since then My Periods Only Been Once A Year & continuously abdominal pain I been back & forth to the doctor for 3years now & still know nothing . . 3days ago litt...Read More
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Thank you for your prompt reply to my question regarding sciatica. I have received three treatments from a chiropractor who has stretched my back and also given me ultrasound treatments in the area o...Read More
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im thirty two, yes i smoke cigerattes, no drugs, no alchol use..this has been going on for about three days now...i take excedrin for my frequent headaches but i have slowed down on how many i take b...Read More

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Ponce School of Medicine, PR
Graduated 1986MD

Awards

Health Tappy Ohio Doctor
Top Doctor, Second Place, Youngstown, OH - Winter
2013
Most Influential, Second Place, Ohio - Winter
2013

Affiliations

Prima Healthcare
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