Dr. Michael Borookhim

Internal Medicine
Beverly Hills, CA
27 years experience male

Locations

Office

Beverly Hills, CA

Address

9301 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 602, Beverly Hills, CA
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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
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Borookhim
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
If the ointment did: Not work. Consider a short course of Fluconazole which is an oral anti fungal agent. This should be done under the guidance of your physician. Good lu... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Borookhim
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Yes.: Meclizine is used generally for vertigo. There is no contraindication to the best of my knowledge.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Borookhim
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Albumin can be used: In hospital settings to be infused to increase a patients blood pressure temporarily.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Borookhim
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Pneumonia can be: Diagnosed on many occasions simply via a thorough history, and physical examination. You can hear rales on examination of the lungs. On laboratory exa... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Borookhim
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
It the ecg is: Consistent with old infarction, the next step is arranging for a myorcardial perfusion stress test and evaluation of the risk factors. This can be don... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Borookhim
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Through blood work: Which include hepatitis b surface antigen, hepatitis b surface antibody, hepatis b core antibody, hepatitis b e antigen, hepatitis b viral load etc. D... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Borookhim
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
An elecated liver: Enzyme simply is one way of your body letting you know that something is wrong. This can occur from any sort of insult to the liver. Something as simp... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Borookhim
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
The damage takes: Place over time. You slowly cause irritation and damage to the liver. Depending on how much you drink and how many years, your weight and your own sen... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Borookhim
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Umbilical hernia: It likely is an umbilical hernia. If it is mild and is not bothering you then you can leave it alone. If it starts becoming painful or not reducible t... Read More
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Borookhim
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Without knowing: Details about you as a patient its tough to give a definitive answer. The first thought that comes to my mind is neuropathy. If you have uncontrolled ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Borookhim
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Remove the agent: That is the cause of this. Sometimes possible and sometimes not. Depends on your diagnosis and personal data.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Borookhim
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Clinically she would: Have altered mentation. You may also order blood work for ammonia level and get the actual number.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Borookhim
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Many: There are hundreds of cause. First, if you were drinking alcohol before your lab this could be an issue. Or if you tend to drink regularly or are an a... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Borookhim
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
There are many: Potential causes. You might have kidney stones. It might reflect a urinary tract infection or a kidney infection. In these situations you wil have fev... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Michael Borookhim
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
There are lots of: Potential causes. On thought that comes to mind is to make sure you don't have diabetes. People with diabetes can have what is called neuropathy from ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Borookhim
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Time is the best: Medicine for this. The standard in the community is to stop smoking and give yourself time. I don't recommend initiating anything else such as the pil... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Borookhim
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
The mortality rate: Is about 1-2%.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Borookhim
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Yes and it is not a: At any age in general. This is an issue that needs to be evaluated and treated and not placed on the back burner.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Borookhim
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
First get to: A hospital via paramedics. Second take an Aspirin if you have one available. Please chew it. Once you get admitted depending on the presentation you w... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Borookhim
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
I am biased but : It's always better to have an internist for your complete physical. If your internist feels you are at risk for heart disease they can arrange for a s... Read More
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Borookhim
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Absolutely yes!: He needs aggressive bood pressure management with goal 120/70. Also in light of his complaints he needs to be seen by his primary physician right away... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Borookhim
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Treat the underlying: Hypothyroidism with synthroid (thyroxine) replacement. Also attention to diet and exercise.
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Borookhim
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Yes it can. You : Might need antibiotics if it is a true infection. See your doctor.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Borookhim
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
No it: Is not common. There are occasions that people have the flu, then their immunity declines and then end up with a bacterial pneumonia.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Borookhim
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Most likely cause: To consider is a rib fracture. Since you don't share any further details in regards to him or his complaints it becomes difficult to make any further... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Borookhim
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Not likely: Cirrhosis is a disease that is the result of long term chronic alcohol use and since you recently started drinking it would not be likely. That does n... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Borookhim
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
If its it typical: Dryness and not some underlying skin disorder or sexually transmitted disease it is not a major concern. Hydrate well and use a body lotion once or tw... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Borookhim
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Most likely cause: Is what is called cerumen impaction which accumulation of ear wax. You will need your internist take a look inside to determine. At that time they can... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Borookhim
Internal Medicine 27 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
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Borookhim
Internal Medicine 27 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
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Borookhim
Internal Medicine 27 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
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Borookhim
Internal Medicine 27 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
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Borookhim
Internal Medicine 27 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
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Borookhim
Internal Medicine 27 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
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Borookhim
Internal Medicine 27 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
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Borookhim
Internal Medicine 27 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
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Borookhim
Internal Medicine 27 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.
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Borookhim
Internal Medicine 27 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
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Borookhim
Internal Medicine 27 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
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A member asked:
Dr. Michael Borookhim
Internal Medicine 27 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
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Borookhim
Internal Medicine 27 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.
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A 61-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Borookhim
Internal Medicine 27 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
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Borookhim
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
No not necessarily: Unless you have risk factors for heart disease.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Borookhim
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Yes!: Eat more fruits, vegetables, and reduce your intake meals high in fat and cholesterol. Exercise, keep lean.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Borookhim
Internal Medicine 27 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
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Borookhim
Internal Medicine 27 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
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Borookhim
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Yes it can but then: Again there are other causes of nocturia that should be evaluated for. Good luck.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Borookhim
Internal Medicine 27 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
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Borookhim
Internal Medicine 27 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.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Borookhim
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
It can't hurt though: I am not aware of any research in regards to supporting this statement.
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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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This saved my life. Thank You! thank you very much for this answer! it is not only smart but helpful too! thanks!
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Have taken your advice. Z Pack (5 days) 250 mg. and shot given. Already feeling better. Wow! Thanks.

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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