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Dr. Michael Borookhim

Internal Medicine
Beverly Hills, CA
26 years experience male

Locations

Office

Beverly Hills, CA

Address

9301 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 602, Beverly Hills, CA
Directions

Insurances accepted

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About

Bio

Thank you for your interest in my services. I have been in practice in the Beverly Hills area for the past 12 years. As a physician interested in your wellbeing and health, I have learned that the ability to patiently listen is an important skill. Thereafter, being able to communicate my findings in order to help empower you is my goal. I want to offer you specific insights in order to help optimize your health with the least amount of medications. I believe in diet, exercise and healthy living as the back bone of great long term health. When medications are indicated however, I do not hesitate to prescribe them My office is designed around your needs. I do not use a nurse and believe that this helps me get closer to my patients in all aspects. I contact you personally with your lab results and am available to you by phone after hours directly without any voice messaging systems or operators. When I moved back to LA in 1999 after my training in Pennsylvania, I had the option of joining a large group but would have had to give up my freedom to manage patients as I felt appropriate. In the end I took the more difficult road of working as a solo practitioner. Practicing now for 10 years, I am glad to have taken this path. My patients, have direct access to me after hours by cell phone and by email and I am the only one that sees them in the hospital unless I am out of town. This is something that is quiet rare in this town. Many Physicians no longer bother rounding on their patients if they get admitted to a Hospital as it is not worth their time. In my opinion, the continuity of care is important and a patient deserves to be seen by the Doctor that knows them best. That, being their outpatient physician, not some random doc that shows up when they are admitted to the hospital. There is no trust in those relationships. I am associated with Cedars Sinai Medical Center.

Specialties
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Internal Medicine

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

90 Answers
4 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Borookhim
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Yes it can but then: Again there are other causes of nocturia that should be evaluated for. Good luck.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Borookhim
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Typicaly type 1s are: Diagnoses as children and they are Insulin requiring. Type 2 tend to be adults and overweight and have are non Insulin requiring.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Borookhim
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
It can't hurt though: I am not aware of any research in regards to supporting this statement.
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Borookhim
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
No it is not a death: Sentence but to start i would not drink more than one every few days. I would then follow up to see how your numbers are when you get back. Good luck.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Borookhim
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
There is a : Possiblity that you are having closure of your stent. You should not be stoping your Plavix (clopidogrel) without discussions with your physician. You... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Borookhim
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Lose Weight.: If you have fatty liver deposition and you are overweight that is one option. If you drink a lot i would cut back.
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Borookhim
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
No simple answer: What you do is what we all should do. Eat wisely. Low fat, low cholesterol, lots of fruits and vegetables. Stay thin. Exercise at least 30 minutes a d... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Borookhim
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Sedentary lifestyle: Causes weight gain which in turn increases your risk of hypertension, elevated cholesterol, diabetes all of which put you at increased risk for corona... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Borookhim
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Likely Hypertension: Untreated hypertension is the most common cause of heart failure. Over the years, the heart gets enlarged and eventually does not have the strength to... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Michael Borookhim
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
NOT A WISE IDEA: Prednisone as you are aware is a very amazing medication but it has many side effects. If you are sick enough to be contemplating prednisone, you shou... Read More
A 61-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Borookhim
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Its now considered: The number one cause of stomach ulcers and bleeding. It can be diagnosed via biopsy of your stomach or blood work. Treatment involves roughly a two we... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Borookhim
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
It is above the norm: But one number without any further information about your medical history, your age, risk factors, etc will not allow a doctor to make any further com... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Borookhim
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
A variety of: Individuals. The can range from, diabetics, anyone who is immunocompromised due a multitude of diagnosis for example hiv, the elderly, those in nursin... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Borookhim
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Typically when you: Have penumonia you can have a constellation of symptoms including fevers, cough, phlegm, shortness of breath, wheezing, chils, malaise. Depending on y... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Borookhim
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
No not necessarily: Unless you have risk factors for heart disease.
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Borookhim
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
For Anxiety & Panic: Attacks i would first start with conservative measures. First, exercise regularly. Cardio, swimming... Next start yoga two to three times a week. Also... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Borookhim
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Skin related: Conditions are pretty tricky and difficult to self diagnose. I recommend you either see your internist at the minimum or a dermatologist. Good luck. D... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Borookhim
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
You have various: Options. Most conservative first is to start with stretching, yoga, massage, warm showers. If these don't work, you can add a combination of Acetamino... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Borookhim
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Common medications: Include, aspirin, cholesterol reducing medications called statins, bblockers a class that reduce blood pressure and pulse, ace inhibitors, a class use... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Borookhim
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
You have internal: Bleeding and you will need to be admitted to the hospital. You blood counts need to be followed and you need to be seen by a general surgeon to addres... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Borookhim
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
There is not enough: Data to the best of my knowledge in the literature to fully comment on this one way or another.
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Borookhim
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Unfortunately its a: Diagnosis which is very aggressive. Treatment for this malignancy is still not that advanced. The preponderance of people die within 6 months. There a... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Borookhim
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Yes!: Eat more fruits, vegetables, and reduce your intake meals high in fat and cholesterol. Exercise, keep lean.
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Borookhim
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Since you have : Hypertension i would prefer your blood pressure be in systolic range of 90 to 120 and diastolic of under 75. This can be done by maximizing your medic... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Borookhim
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Your blood sugar : Changes every second and this what you have documented is not if any concern. It's not clear to me why you are checking so often as you don't document... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Borookhim
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Not very : Likely though a very remote possibility. If the symptoms don't resolve please see your physician. Good luck.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Borookhim
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
It should have : Improved by now especially if you took advil (ibuprofen) regularly meaning three times a day for a week or two. Also be aware that you should take adv... Read More
A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Borookhim
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
It's a common: Side effect of this medication. Try to take it before you sleep and not during the daytime. Also if you are mixing it with narcotics it could be exac... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Borookhim
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Could be but: Most of these resolve with some patience and time. If you have fever. Shortness or breath, wheezing or it does not resolve in two weeks then proceed t... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Borookhim
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
No: There are many causes of a change in a females cycle. Our gynecologist can elaborate. If she is going through her menses its unlikely she is pregnant ... Read More
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Borookhim
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Step therapy: Hello. Start with 4 to 6 glasses a day of water. Also add daily fiber to your diet in the form of something like metamucil. If no response add prunes ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Borookhim
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Yes tachycardia can: Occur when you are withdrawing from various agents. It could however be related to hundreds of other diagnosis.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Borookhim
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
The quick answer is : Yes. Heart failure refers to the inability of the heart to pump properly and thus resulting in accumulation of fluid in the lung. This is called systo... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Borookhim
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
You can reduce your: Risk of pneumonia by getting your yearly flu vaccine. Also if you are an appropriate candidate, get your pneumonia vaccine every 5 years. If you are i... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Borookhim
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Yes, unfortunately: Your are if you don't aggressively manage it. Someone who has diabetes has the same risk of a heart attack as someone who has already had one cardiac ... Read More
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Borookhim
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
If the cause of your: Palpitations are not organic and are related to things such as anxiety & panic attacks then i would first recommend conservative measures such as yoga... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Borookhim
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Infection vs Fluid: Accumulation. Pneumonia means you have an infection in your lungs. Where as pulmonary edema reflects fluid accumulation in your lungs.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Borookhim
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Quick response Yes: Cirrhosis is advanced liver inflammation with the multitude of complications that you see with it and none of them are great to experience. Fatty live... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Borookhim
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Yes its a relatively: Benign pill to take though whether it will help you is a separate question. Good luck.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Borookhim
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
I would reccomend: Giving her a cash bonus and an appreciative hand written letter. Good luck. Dr. B.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Borookhim
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Yes there is some: Evidence that this can happen. More so depending on the patient, and more true as you get older and have more chronic medical problems.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Borookhim
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
You might want to: Consider Lyrica (pregabalin) for neuropathic pain.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Borookhim
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
The first line : Treatment for diabetes is not insulin. It is first dietary and lifestyle changes, then various oral medications. The last would be insulin. There is n... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Borookhim
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Other common causes: To consider if you have been ruled out for heart disease include heart burn, anxiety, costochondritis.
A 68-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Borookhim
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Yes those two : Medications are appropriate options. I prefer lyrica (pregabalin).
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Borookhim
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Absolutely yes,: Though if you have other risk factors such as obesity, diabetes, high cholesterol, or you are a smoker, your risk is even higher.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Borookhim
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Not likely your : Kidneys but a possibility. If you are considering the possibility on a kidney infection you would be quite sick with fever, nausea, possibly vomiting,... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Borookhim
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Poor sleep: Due to insomnia. Also consider sleep apnea.... In some individuals their medications can cause fatigue though looking through yours it does not jump a... Read More
A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Borookhim
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Not likely.: If you have a depressed ejection fraction then you need to be under the care of a physician. Speaking in generalities, you will need to be on medicati... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Borookhim
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
The cause of the: Cough determines the treatment. For example if your cough is secondary to heart burn or reflux, then the treatment life style changes, dietary changes... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Borookhim is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Borookhim is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you. I have been working out an have one when I am working out. I have been driving an have one. I have to stop until it passes.
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Hahnemann Medical College, PA
Graduated 1996MD

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Brotman medical center
Cedars sinai medical center
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
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