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Dr. Gary Birnbaum

Internal Medicine
Willoughby, OH
45 years experience

Locations

Office

Willoughby, OH

Address

35040 Chardon Road, Suite G 200, Willoughby, OH
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About

Bio

Gary Birnbaum, MD, JD practices in Willoughby Hills, Ohio. He practices primary care and internal medicine with an emphasis on heart attack and stroke prevention. He is board certified in Clinical Lipidology as well as Emergency Medicine. He has served as Chief of Staff at Hillcrest Hospital in Mayfield Heights, Ohio and in 2011 has served as President of the American College of Legal Medicine.

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Internal Medicine

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

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A 69-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary Birnbaum
Internal Medicine 45 years experience
Difficult to say: You do not indicate where you are overseas and whether there are reputable doctors. It would be worth your while to see a pulmonary doctor who specia... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Birnbaum
Internal Medicine 45 years experience
Not really: Hdl or high density lipoprotein is a particle that carries cholesterol in the blood. There are no foods that are great sources to increase HDL partic... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Birnbaum
Internal Medicine 45 years experience
Need more info/data: Before advising, we need more information to determine your risk for a heart attack. Other factors to consider are your age, gender, blood pressure, ... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Birnbaum
Internal Medicine 45 years experience
No: Ldl is a particle that carries cholesterol and triglycerides. It is "bad" because it has the ability to penetrate blood vessels and "dump" cholestero... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Birnbaum
Internal Medicine 45 years experience
Depends: Before treating anemia, one must determine the cause of the anemia. A most common cause is low iron. Low iron can result from blood loss (perhaps hi... Read More
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Birnbaum
Internal Medicine 45 years experience
See your doctor: If there is persistent pain in your throat and pain with swallowing, see your doctor. If she can't take care of it, you may need to see an ENT doctor... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Birnbaum
Internal Medicine 45 years experience
Perhpas medication: At this point, consider seeing your doctor. There are medications that may greatly alleviate your symptoms of ocd. For instance, some of the pro ser... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Birnbaum
Internal Medicine 45 years experience
To some degree: Pepsin is an enzyme which digests protein in the stomach into smaller peptides. Generally, pepsin has maximal activity in an acidic (low ph) environme... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary Birnbaum
Internal Medicine 45 years experience
Not necessarily: Although the yolk or yellow part of an egg may have almost the total amount of daily requirements for consumed cholesterol, there are many other facto... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Birnbaum
Internal Medicine 45 years experience
Yes, GGT may be high: Ggt is found in the liver cells that are associated with the bile system. There are many conditions that may cause an elevation of ggt. You need to ... Read More
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Birnbaum
Internal Medicine 45 years experience
Not easily: The LDL and HDL ratio is not routinely advised. A better calculation is perhaps cholesterol minus hdl-c or non-hdl-c. In many instances this number s... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Birnbaum
Internal Medicine 45 years experience
Depends: In general, the lower your cholesterol level is the better. By determining your risk and subtracting your hdl-c level from your total cholesterol lev... Read More
A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Birnbaum
Internal Medicine 45 years experience
No: Although is is always difficult to offer advice on such a matter without doing a complete history and exam, i suggest seeing your gyn immediately and/... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Gary Birnbaum
Internal Medicine 45 years experience
Depends: Usually seafood allergies mean that ingestion results in hives or other severe allergic reactions, anaphylaxis. Since there is no ingestion while scu... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Birnbaum
Internal Medicine 45 years experience
Cramps: many causes: There are many causes for leg cramps. See your doctor to check for disorders of potassium, magnesium, or calcium. Get an evaluation for restless leg... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Birnbaum
Internal Medicine 45 years experience
Nausea causes: many: There are many causes for nausea. If your doctor can not determine the cause, you may need to see a GI specialist first and other specialists if the ... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Birnbaum
Internal Medicine 45 years experience
Many possible causes: See your doctor for this. Although this may be nothing serious, your doctor needs to get a more thorough history and perform a physical and neurologi... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary Birnbaum
Internal Medicine 45 years experience
See a specialist: There are a variety of conditions that will need to be checked for. If your pediatrician can not determine the cause, she may need to see a pediatric... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Birnbaum
Internal Medicine 45 years experience
Depends on cause: Some of the more common causes of dry flaky skin in the ears include a condition called seborrhea dermatitis as well as a skin allergy or skin yeast i... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Birnbaum
Internal Medicine 45 years experience
Possibly: Dizziness and headaches may be associated with wisdom teeth, however many other conditions can also cause dizziness and headaches. See your doctor. ... Read More

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May 25, 2012
very fast response, a lot of different possible medical conditions & opinions on options to do. thanks
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Birnbaum is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Birnbaum is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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many thanks - I live in Bali, work in Pakistan and get med advice in Bangkok at Bumrungrad Hosp. Reputable doctors though perhaps not as good as US. what;s confusing is 2 different diagnoses on same d...Read More
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thank you! im more confident now in stressing my concern with her pediatrician.
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thank-you but I don't have money to go to the doctor

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

New York Medical College, NY
Graduated 1977MD
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