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
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

Licenses

United States: Ohio

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1.9K Answers
33K Agrees
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Upper?: Lower? Mid back? Location makes a difference. Any urinary or bowel issues since pain started? Fever? Chills? Nausea? Pain worse with breathing deep? A... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Expected response?: I'm not sure why you had labs repeated that quickly, unless making sure the treatment was not worsening your CLD. Not knowing what your baseline liver... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
No: not directly nor specifically associated to one another
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Strain: Straining to move your bowels might.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
No: Having Chlamydia infection will not change your period. HOWEVER, how you have mentally or emotionally responded to the news might, and in some patient... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
That depends : on your definition of "drink normal". Stay well hydrated, keep sodium low, and avoid excess alcohol.
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A member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
You could: I just don't know what your definition of indigestion is though/symptoms you are having that you call indigestion. GERD is a malfunction of the muscle... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Hypothyroidism : Your TSH is a substance made in the brain. When high it indicates the possibility that your thyroid gland is not able to make enough thyroid hormone. ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Calorie deficit: Regardless of the latest fad diet’s, and mild to moderate calorie deficit associate it with regular exercise will help you lose weight. It is not nece... Read More
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Could/should?: The issue here is whether benefits outweigh risk of increased sedation and feeling even less willing to exercise/move/stretch/live and be active. Any ... Read More
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A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Surgery: It means the area shows changes from a previous surgery.
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Not likely: Not impossible, but very unlikely.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Yes: Lamictal should be monitored over time as it can cause blood count issues.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Yes: Even at the hospital level of care, you need a physician to order it.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Neither: If you are looking for a blood clot, an angiogram and an mra are the most specific. After the damage from a clot is done, the quickest test to show it... Read More
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Yes: Vaginal intercourse, regardless of position. As long as there is that, there's a chance.
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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Causes: There is nothing mild about what you describe. If truly reflux, you need an endoscopy.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Dont: The reason for these hives shouldnt have to do with the ruptured bakers cyst. However, a definite reason for them happening should be determined.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Can't tell ya: No news is good news? Look at it this way: something bad caught early= we could fix. Something bad caught late= no chance. You are taking a chance wit... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
No: Your calves should have nothing much to do when you are doing push ups!?!?...
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Yes: Make sure all is healed and well. I'm sure you want to get the "all clear" for sex again...
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
?: During acute attacks you may not want to start it. Once acute attack resolved, it is a very effective drug to lower blood levels of utica acid, decrea... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Dry?: They may be dry from friction. Vaseline or KY helps. Otherwise, if not improving please see your gyn.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Yes: As your depression improves, the sleep will also. This is a safe combination. To sleep restoratively is extremely important in order to improve depres... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
No: Depending on the cause, can take days to months, or never.
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A member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Very common: Very easy to surgically correct.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
No: No cure as of yet.
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A member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Neuro-family docs: See plenty of patients with this chronic neurological condition.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Antibiotic: Coprocessor is an antibiotic, used for many of the most common infections.
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
DEPENDS ON HOW: Many patients an hour they see. Nowhere close to the $300-500 an hour lawyers make but more than a teacher or policeman or fire fighter... Ain't that ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Yes: Plenty of alternatives.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Bowel corks: Yes. Watch multivitamins and make sure they are iron free, unless of course your child is being treated for iron deficiency. If all else fails, and de... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Yes : Yes, it is a people skin infection.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Dangerous: They are, regardless whether you are diabetic or not. Stay away please.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Yes: It can cause excessive agitation also.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Yea: Metformin will mot cause hypoglycemia, so a meter is not absolutely a must. However, a meter will help you and your doctor determine the effectiveness... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
It's not a bee sting: Despite using a local anesthetic, a liver biopsy is at best uncomfortable. A rather large gauge needle is used. Goes through the skin and muscle on th... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Lactulose: The most common treatment is a sugary, thick syrup called lactulose. It binds ammonia in the gut and decreases its absorption into the blood stream.
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Antufungals: Anti fungal cream.
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Enlarged thyroid: Not a mass. There could be a mass within an enlarged thyroid though.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Who else knows?: Has someone seen your child and told you what's wrong with his face? What's causing the facial muscle weakness? Difficult to recommend a treatment w/ ... Read More
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Yes: Yes, as long as you enjoy it and no pain.
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Get tested: Get a pregnancy test if you are sexually active. It can take several cycles to normalize when you have stopped bcp.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
No: External ones tend to itch. Painful hemorrhoids need examined.
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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Not likely: Your cholesterol profile/levels are one of several important parameters when it comes to premature heart disease. It's like trying to answer a questio... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Not unless: You are running 5ks or longer races. Regular 1- hr workouts at the gym- h2o! if you are a male over 65, hold off or drink less, and catch up after. U... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Early: Practice, foreplay , take your time. Sometimes you are thinking too much.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Consistency? : If normal/soft in consistency, it may be your normal. Color should be normal, as well as lack of other symptoms like pain.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Monitor: Dose adjustments may be needed for you. It takes several weeks for levels to be we're you will feel a difference. No particular otc, please exercise, ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Tear duct inflammed: Tear glands sometimes get inflammed, which will cause swelling and redness. Cool/wa compresses help. At times, it is necessary to see your doctor.
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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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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

Prima Healthcare
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