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Dr. Luis Villaplana

Internal Medicine
Youngstown, OH
37 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.

Specialties
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Internal Medicine

Licenses

United States: Ohio

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1.9K Answers
33K Agrees
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Just about: anything. Your symptom is too vague for me to give you accurate information. Onset, location, radiation, duration, associated symptoms, aggravating fa... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Enough to: Ejaculate inside the vagina.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Please contact: Your surgeon asap. You could have a bile leak, among other things.Please do not delay or go to your nearest er for evaluation.
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
No and yes: Full spine x rays would involve the lumbar area. Plain films can help in diagnosing bone problems, and narrowing of the space between vertebrae, sugge... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
None: eat healthy, exercise and try to sleep when you can
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Several reasons: some common, some uncommon, but typically, the most important thing to do is be diagnosed. Please discuss this with your doctor as soon as you can. At... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Tylenol (acetaminophen) ok: But do not mix Naproxen and meloxicam. They are both non steroidal antiinflammatories. Use one or the other with tylenol (acetaminophen).
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Something inflammed,: infected, receiving low blood flow, twisted or lacerated, sprained, strained, torn or fractured. What part of your body are you referring to? Please c... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Depends: How many cycles/months you've been on it, but sounds like you wanna have a talk with your doctor. There are plenty of options.
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Several: There are several alternatives to zyprexa (olanzapine). Please consult with your physician.
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
JUST BARELY: Many potential causes, most of them benign. Sometimes, re checking it is all that's needed.
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
MAY HAVE NOTHING: To do with your liver. Have your urine tested. It is simple, painless and cheap.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Should you?: If you have to. Lowest dose possible for each would be recommended.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
STRETCH: Stretch, stretch daily and then, stretch again. You are predetermined to a certain size tendons and muscle mobility by genetics, but you can help you... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
A simple blood test: Will determine your blood type.
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A male asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
10 mm Hg is: Expected. You are not too far from that but a discussion with your doctor should take place.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
UH BOY...: There is a reason why they used to call this disease the "100 day cough". In my experience, it takes several weeks(2-4), sometimes longer. This is tr... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
TYLENOL (acetaminophen) AND OR: Ibuprofen.
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A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Diabetes longterm: With poor control will cause kidney disease. The answer to your question depends on many factors, particularly if you are indeed a diabetic. How well ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
AEROBIC: Walking, biking, swimming, but also a little bit of weight training helps to burn calories a bit quicker!
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
YES IT COULD: Ulcers bleed at some point in time if not treated. You will develop black stools. There are other causes of upper abdominal pain, so please see your d... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
I AM NOT SURE I: Understand your question. Pressing anything can cause tissue damage, bruising, pain ?
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
NEITHER: Balanced diet, avoid too much spicy foods, hydrate well, avoid alcohol and smoking please.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
DEPENDS: On how often that man has been ejaculating lately. It tends to thin out a bit the more frequently it comes out.
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A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
THAT WILL BE: 500 mgs 4 x a day= 2, 000 mgs. Not an unusual dose.
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
ANY OTHER : Symptoms? It may not be your kidney...
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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
WELL, AS : A reflux sugfferer myself, i'd tell you other factors play a role in the next step. Your age, smoking status, alcohol intake, family history of GI pr... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Best time: To take most proton pump inhibitors is on an empty stomac. I usually recommend my patients to keep it simple by taking it right before bedtime, unles... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Azithromycin for uti: I personnally do not use Azithromycin for a UTI unless I have no other choice because of drug allergies or if I am treating a specific sexually transm... Read More
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A 76-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
PLEASE: See your doctor at your earliest convenience. There are a dozen + organs in there, one of which is the length of a football field. Quite dangerous to ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
LUNG CONGESTION: Smoking causes the cells that line up all throughout your bronchial tubes to stop moving, hence causing difficulty clearing secretions that also get t... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
IT DEPENDS: On your insurers requirements but typically you see your primary care doctor first, who will then refer you if the problem goes beyond topical meds an... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Not enough info: I will need your height and current weight.
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
BILE REFLUX: Was some of that testing specific for your gallbladder, pancreas or small intestine?
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
SOUNDS LIKE THE FLU: Influenza and other viral respiratory infectious organisms can cause the symptoms you are suffering from.
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A member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
NO INSULIN WILL: To reduce weight, you need to eat properly and exercise, which is one of the most if not the most important part of your treatment as a diabetic.
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A member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
ASPIRIN: Beta blocker, ace inhibitor plus nitrates. If medical therapy fails, intervention via cath vs bypass recommended.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
THIS VARIES: From case to case. Sometimes it does not help much at all.
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A member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
YES: Yes. Have a doctor check though.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
VERY COMMON: Particularly this time of the year. Bed rest , fluids, tylenol (acetaminophen) as needed for aches and fever. See your doctor if not improving by day ... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Reached: Borderline high by 1.Normal is below 200, so 199 would be the starting normal.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
IF YOU TIME IT RIGHT: And depending on the size and whether infected or not , none or a day at the most.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
FOR HOW LONG?: He needs urgent evaluation, make sure he is not having symptoms of a stroke. Quickly please. Have him chew an Aspirin on your way to er right now!
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
TONSILITIS CAN CAUSE: A sore throat, not all sore throats are due to tonsilitis.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
PAIN, SWELLING: Bruising, and inability to bear weight on it.
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A female asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Insulin excess: You have signs of Insulin resistance, a preamble to diabetes in most people. Once diabetes sets in, you will start losing weight abnormally, not gaini... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
PSYCHOMOTOR: Agitation is a common side effect of antibiotics in that category.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
None: Separate disorders that at times present in the same person. It's like blue eyes and olive skin. It just happens but not everybody has one because the... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
YES!: That's the area where the muscles insert.
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A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
WHATEVER DOSE GOT: You to 51, stick with it! be careful, excess vitamin d is toxic.
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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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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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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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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

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