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Dr. Hanriet Minasian

Internal Medicine
Glendale, CA
19 years experience female

Locations

Office

Glendale, CA

Address

3600 N Verdugo Rd #300, Glendale, CA
Directions

Insurances accepted

Blue Cross of California

Blue Shield of California

Health Net

UnitedHealthcare

About

Bio

Dr. Hanriet Minasian is Board Certified in Internal Medicine. Her private practice in Glendale, California focuses on primary care, preventive medicine, and treatment of disease states such as diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia and much more. Her scope of practice incorporates women's health, osteopathic manipulation, medical nutrition therapy, and alternative medicine.

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

Armenian, English

Doctor Q&A

78 Answers
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hanriet Minasian
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
Scoliosis: Scoliosis is a condition of curvature of the spine. The spine and pelvis are a continuous unit, like a stack of blocks. It is very likely that chang... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Hanriet Minasian
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
Hyperthyroidism: You have hyperthyroidism, which may have been partially caused by radiation to the chest for treatment of your breast cancer. You should undergo a th... Read More
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hanriet Minasian
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
120 lbs +/- 10 %: Ideal body weight is calculated for women as 100 pounds for 5feet and 5pounds for each additional inch. You can give or take 10 % for variations of s... Read More
A 60-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hanriet Minasian
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
Iron/vitamins: You need to be evaluated for iron deficiency and other vitamin deficiencies. Also make sure thyroid panel is okay. If you wish to try someone over t... Read More
A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hanriet Minasian
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
Vasomotor rhinitis: When we eat, our parasympathetic nervous system gets activated and causes us to secrete digestive fluids. For some people, they also get activation o... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hanriet Minasian
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
Reflux: You may be suffering from gastroesophageal reflux. This is a condition where the stomach acid level is high, causing gas and sometimes even halitosis... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Hanriet Minasian
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
Water: Most constipation is due to dehydration. Give him or her a little extra water or dilute his milk or formula with water. You can also try mineral oil... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hanriet Minasian
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
Can be: A sebaceous cyst is simply a cyst filled with oil. They can be painful if they get large enough or if they become infected and turn into an abscess. ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Hanriet Minasian
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
Yes: An abg is an arterial blood gas and entails a needle inserted into the artery in the wrist. It is usually done in the hospital's pulmonary lab or wh... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hanriet Minasian
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
Sex: Pregnancy involves proper functioning of both your and your husband's reproductive systems and timing. The best time for you to be pregnant is during... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Hanriet Minasian
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
Depends on cause: Pancreatitis can be caused by gallstones, medications, high triglycerides, a tumor, and several other causes. The treatment depends on the underlying... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hanriet Minasian
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
Probiotic: You may be having some changes of your vaginal flora, including increased yeast, due to fluctuations of your hormones. There is no need to treat with... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hanriet Minasian
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
Labyrinthitis: Depending on which nerve root was affected by your shingles outbreak, you may have "irritated" nerves that innervate the labyrinth, or balance centers... Read More
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hanriet Minasian
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
Hormone cream: Atrophic vaginitis is best treated by depleting the hormones that are lost after menopause. Topical hormonal creams are effective for some and others... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hanriet Minasian
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
Palpitations: You are having palpitations, which can be caused by many things, including thyroid issues, anxiety, arrhythmias, caffeine, hypoglycemia, among many ot... Read More
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hanriet Minasian
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
Sore throat treatmen: There are 2 diagnoses that can explain your symptoms. The first is a sore throat, pharyngitis, which can be caused my many different types of organ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hanriet Minasian
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
ER or urgent care: Lacerations can be repaired in an emergency room and in most urgent care centers. Certain physician offices also have the necessary tools for lacerat... Read More
A 64-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hanriet Minasian
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
Sinusitis: The symptoms could have recurred because you were either not treated with the appropriate antibiotic or not for a long enough duration. Sinus infecti... Read More
A 77-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hanriet Minasian
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
Depends on cause: Bronchitis can be viral, bacterial or allergic. Fnding out the cause leads to proper treatment. However, allergy medications and nebulizer treatment... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hanriet Minasian
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
Yes: There are 2 possible explanations for why you have hearing loss. Fist of all, depending on how your mom cleaned your ears, she may have pushed the wa... Read More
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hanriet Minasian
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
Somewhat: A healthy weight loss is estimated at 1-2 pounds per week. Weight loss is simply a numbers game. If you are negative 3500 calories, you lose 1 pound... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hanriet Minasian
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
Loss of strength: Unfortunately, the nerves in the human body do not regenerate. However, with some aggressive physic therapy, you will regain some strength and range ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hanriet Minasian
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
Symptoms of shingles: Shingles is a condition where there is a reactivation of the virus that causes chicken pox. That is why shingles is also known as herpes zoster. Sym... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hanriet Minasian
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
Yes: Your eyes will continue to change and adjust in order to maintain your vision, sometimes even if 1 eye gets lazier.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hanriet Minasian
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
Torch symptoms: Symptoms of torch infection may include fever and poor feeding. Newborns are usually small for their gestationsal age. They may also have a reddish ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hanriet Minasian
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
Scoliosis Cure: The treatment of scoliosis can include many modalities. The choice of treatment varies by the diagnosis, age of patient ant degree of curvature. Tre... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hanriet Minasian
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
Yes: Anesthesia is continually monitored and so is the patient throughout the entire procedure/surgery.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hanriet Minasian
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
Yes and no: You should first of all find a new doctor who agrees with your philosophy of health and your health views. Alternative healthcare practitioners also ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hanriet Minasian
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
Need to see someone: An abscess will not resolve on its own and needs to be opened up and drained. Otherwise, there is the risk of the infection spreading and becoming mor... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hanriet Minasian
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
Antihistamines: Try using antihistamines such as Claritin (loratadine) or zyrtec. You may also want to go a step further and use sudafed, if there is no contraindica... Read More
A 57-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hanriet Minasian
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
Yes: Sucralfate serves more of a "coating" function for the stomach so it may help with your symptoms and worth a try. You may also wish to try some neutr... Read More
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hanriet Minasian
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
Trial and error: Sometimes what you perceive as oily skin is actually dry skin. The body is so smart that it produces excess oil to make up for it's dryness. Re-evalu... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hanriet Minasian
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
Yes: These are topical medications and so not get absorbed at high levels systemically so they are safe. Use only amount recommended.
A 92-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hanriet Minasian
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
Hydration: # 1 cause of constipation is dehydration. Increase your fluid intake and fiber intake to bulk and soften stool. A medical evaluation is important to... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hanriet Minasian
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
Signs of bronchitis: Bronchitis means inflammation of the bronchioles, which are your airways. Signs may include cough, wheezing, shortness of breath, and fever. It is d... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Hanriet Minasian
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
Depends: The frequency of wound care depends on the type of surgery, location of wound, size of wound, type of closure, and other information. You should cons... Read More
A 68-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hanriet Minasian
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
Depends: The newer guidelines for cholesterol recommend different levels depending on other medical conditions you may have. For example, diabetics and those ... Read More
A 70-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hanriet Minasian
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
Gallstones: The answer depends on why the abdominal ultrasound was done in the first place. If your gallstones cause pain or pancreatitis or elevation of your li... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hanriet Minasian
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
Neuropathy: You may be having muscle spasms that are squeezing the nerves that come off your spine in the mid back region. The explanation for the abdominal symp... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Hanriet Minasian
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
Sometimes: Sme physicians have a spirometer in the office that does some pulmonary function testing. Most hospitals will also have a respiratory lab where pfts ... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hanriet Minasian
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
Depends on your job: You can return to work based on your comfort level and level of activity. All of these depend on how physically demanding your job is. You should con... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hanriet Minasian
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
Numbness: Numbness of the arm can range from nerve impingement from an injury, to a stroke, to a chronic neck and upper back arthritis or injury. Part of the... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hanriet Minasian
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
Massage and therapy: Try massage and physical therapy for muscle relaxation. Sometimes an anti-inflammatory or muscle relaxant can also be of some benefit. If no relief,... Read More
A 64-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hanriet Minasian
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
Depends on you: An erection relies on blood flow and pressure, thus all blood pressure medications can in theory cause ed.However, the beta blocker family has been th... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hanriet Minasian
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
Thyroid: Thyroid dysfunction can be characterized by changes in weight, heat/cold intolerance, a fast or slow pulse, swelling, and even congestive heart failur... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Hanriet Minasian
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
Capsule colonoscopy: Virtual colonoscopy involves swallowing a capsule which then takes multiple photos of the intestinal tract on it's way down the body. Although the re... Read More
A 60-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hanriet Minasian
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
Fungal growth: Diabetes is a condition which causes the body to be immunocompromised. As a result, you can have overgrowth of many of the organisms which colonize o... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hanriet Minasian
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
Psoas muscle sprain?: If all the workup you mentioned was negative, and they were done with the appropriate contrast, you may have a psoas muscle sprain. Consider an osteo... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hanriet Minasian
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
Category c medicatio: Sudafed is a pregnancy category c medication which means that this medication may not be safe in pregnancy, although the full risks are not known. Fo... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Hanriet Minasian
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
Yes: With that level, you will still get the benefit, but it will take your vitamin d storage a little longer to build up. Vitamin d is fat soluble, which... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Minasian is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Minasian is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you so much 6 doctors couldn't diagnose this as the odor was intermittent and the heartburn wasn't present initially now it's getting worse. Thank you from the bottom of my heart I will discuss...Read More
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Been having these symptoms for years and dr's can't figure it out. Thx
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Thank you for the reply. Wanted to know a bit more before paying for a visit and tests. I appreciate the info.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine, FL
Graduated 2003MD

Residency

WHITE MEMORIAL MEDICAL CENTER

Awards

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