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Dr. Stephen Daquino

Sports Medicine
San Diego, CA
22 years experience male

About

Bio

A graduate of the University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kansas City, MO in 2000, I went on to a residency in Family Medicine in NY and then a fellowship in sports medicine in CA. I served as a team physician and adjunct faculty at SDSU from 2003-2008. In '08 I traveled back to NY to become a university professor at a medical school and develop my own fellowship program in sports medicine. I have served as a team physician on every level of competition, from recreational to professional and Olympic levels. I have most recently served as a team physician for USA Volleyball and have traveled to Canada and Poland with the teams. In 2011 I moved back to the San Diego area to be closer to family and enjoy the terrific southern CA lifestyle. I am currently working in a few Urgent Care centers awaiting the opening of my new office in North San Diego county. My belief is that a doctor is first a teacher. In order for a doctor and patient to be a good match, both of them need to see eye to eye and be treated as equals. Without a basic understanding of their condition and knowledge of treatments options, a patient can not be a partner in their care. Without an understanding of what a patient expects to get out of their treatment a doctor can not be an effective adviser. The doctor/ patient team needs to work together to reach a mutually beneficial goal. I do my best to achieve this with each of my patients.

Specialties
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Sports Medicine

Family Medicine

Doctor Q&A

234 Answers
85 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Daquino
Sports Medicine 22 years experience
Inflammation: They react to anything inflammatory, like infection or injury. So even though they may not be reacting to the spasmed muscle, they may be reacting to ... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Daquino
Sports Medicine 22 years experience
More than a knot?: Left sided chest discomfort accompanied by nausea, vomiting and left sided discomfort or tingling may be more than just a knot. I would be uncomfortab... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Daquino
Sports Medicine 22 years experience
Different structures: The ucl is the ligament holding the bones together on the inside of the elbow while the medial epicondyle is where the muscles attach at the inside of... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Daquino
Sports Medicine 22 years experience
Yes: Definitely possible but not pleasant. I've seen worse head injury without loss of consciousness.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Daquino
Sports Medicine 22 years experience
Colonoscopy: If you've had a perforation the GI doctor can tell if there is cancer of diverticulitis on a colonoscopy. A ct may also be useful.
A female asked:
Dr. Stephen Daquino
Sports Medicine 22 years experience
Infection?: Could be an outer ear infection of some kind. Please see your doctor to have it checked out.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Daquino
Sports Medicine 22 years experience
It can be: anything in excess can be bad. Supplements are not regulated by FDA and can be harmful even though they may be considered "natural". There are also in... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Daquino
Sports Medicine 22 years experience
Hard to say: it may be nothing of consequence, but to be sure you should visit your doctor. It's one of those vague things that's hard to tell without an exam. If ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Daquino
Sports Medicine 22 years experience
Depends on Sport: some sports ban different substances than others. Best place to look is at the websites o regulatory commissions such as WADA, USADA, USOC, NCAA, NFL,... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Daquino
Sports Medicine 22 years experience
No: Sorry to her about your miscarriage. Once your pregnancy has terminated the uterus will shrink back down to normal size. Be sure to consult your physi... Read More
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Daquino
Sports Medicine 22 years experience
Usually short lived: Smoke inhalation can irritate lung tissue but it's usually short lived. It depends on what was burning though. Certain plastics and rubbers can be tox... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Daquino
Sports Medicine 22 years experience
Get it checked: If you have opening of the wound after a surgery please call your doc and get it checked. It's so hard to tell what's happening in a forum like this. ... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Daquino
Sports Medicine 22 years experience
Take a test : A pregnancy test is the way to tell. Sometimes you can miss a period by a day or two and not be pregnant. A simple over the counter test should shed s... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Daquino
Sports Medicine 22 years experience
A few weeks: Usually takes a few weeks to recover from mcl sprain. Could be 8+ weeks till full recovery but in most cases a simple sprain takes 2-4 weeks.
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Daquino
Sports Medicine 22 years experience
Hip problems: If you've been having hip issues your whole life you should be sure to get it checked out by your doc with x-rays and possible MRI or ct. There are so... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Daquino
Sports Medicine 22 years experience
Talk to your doc: Power of attorney in regards to health care decisions is a document expressing wishes and limitations by the patient and granting the agent those deci... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Daquino
Sports Medicine 22 years experience
Depends: For a typical high school physical, not usually. For collegiate and elite level it depends on the school or governing organization. For olympic level,... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Daquino
Sports Medicine 22 years experience
Allergic?: May be an allergy or sensitivity to a certain component in the fertilizers.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Daquino
Sports Medicine 22 years experience
Taboo subject: No one wants to make people aware of their shortcomings, especially while their careers are active. We are seeing more and more retired players speaki... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Daquino
Sports Medicine 22 years experience
Usually Undeveloped: However anything is possible. Most developed areas have programs of spraying, or other means to keep infected mosquito populations under control. No... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Daquino
Sports Medicine 22 years experience
Might be...: There is a special brace called an unloading brace which may be beneficial to certain kinds of arthritis (osteoarthritis mostly). A stabilizing brace ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Daquino
Sports Medicine 22 years experience
Yes and no: Finger joint replacements do exist, but in my experience they don't work all that well. Hopefully an orthopedic surgeon will chime in with a 1st hand ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Daquino
Sports Medicine 22 years experience
Usually trauma: Traumatic fracture is most common (due to striking the hand on something or an accident). Less common are stress fractures (due to repetitive small tr... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Daquino
Sports Medicine 22 years experience
Listen to your body: Start by decreasing any aggravating activity. Ice the area 20 min 3 times a day and try some over the counter anti-inflammatories. Exercises to stretc... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Daquino
Sports Medicine 22 years experience
Maybe: A stressful situation can cause a missed period, wether it be emotional, physical or medical. It is of course very important to rule out the obvious, ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Daquino
Sports Medicine 22 years experience
12-16 Weeks: All people are different and all surgeries are different. After a shoulder replacement most folks will get back to activity anywhere from as early as ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Daquino
Sports Medicine 22 years experience
It's pretty fast: Usually within the 1st day or two if its strong enough. Some pain will not respond to prednisone. If it doesn't, talk to your doc about what the next ... Read More
A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Daquino
Sports Medicine 22 years experience
Start Simple: Start with simple "sleep hygiene". Set a bedtime routine and time and stick to it, even on weekends. Cut out tv or reading in bed. Daily exercise hel... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Daquino
Sports Medicine 22 years experience
Home exercises: Generally speaking a daily home exercise program, ice and heat and a healthy lifestyle including keeping your weight under control can help. Ask your ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Daquino
Sports Medicine 22 years experience
May be acid reflux. : Sounds like acid reflux. Try an antacid like Prilosec otc daily for the next week. Avoid any carbonated or caffeinated drinks, alcohol, hot or spicy f... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Daquino
Sports Medicine 22 years experience
Partially: It has a strong genetic component but is also strongly tied to lifestyle habits. If you have close relatives with type 2 diabetes you have a better ch... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Daquino
Sports Medicine 22 years experience
See a doctor: I would be worried about the possibility of there being something intrabdominal causing your back pain. You should really get it checked out.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Daquino
Sports Medicine 22 years experience
Likely not. : If i'm guessing correctly your describing lipomas. Non painful, freely mobile, rubbery masses. They can get quite large sometimes. Some folks may see ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Daquino
Sports Medicine 22 years experience
Low to Mid Impact: I agree with things like exercise bike. Also look at swimming, elliptical trainer, etc... Anything that does not involve hard heel strikes on the gr... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Daquino
Sports Medicine 22 years experience
Rule out Spondy's: It could be something as simple as sore muscles or a strain, but if it doesn't resolve within a week or so, i would have her checked out. There's a b... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Daquino
Sports Medicine 22 years experience
Not at all: Blisters from friction will fill with a serrous fluid. Pus can form if they become infected. Smaller blisters should be left intact so as to not allow... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Daquino
Sports Medicine 22 years experience
Immune System HQ: The lymph nodes can be thought of as outposts for white blood cells. When there is an infection or inflammation in the area where a lymph node is drai... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Daquino
Sports Medicine 22 years experience
Concussion: Symptoms may include, but are not limited to headache, nausea, vomiting, altered level of consciousness, confusion, blurry or double vision and incoor... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Daquino
Sports Medicine 22 years experience
Afib and Heparin: Afib is a dis-coordinated, chaotic heart rhythm where the heart can not effectively move blood the way it should. When blood sits stagnant it can clot... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Daquino
Sports Medicine 22 years experience
Depends: BP readings are generally a bit higher on one side vs the other. If there is a significant difference however it may indicate a serious problem such a... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Daquino
Sports Medicine 22 years experience
Rest: Your body will recover from a concussion at the rate it wants to recover. There's not much you can do to speed it up. Rest, both physically and cognit... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Daquino
Sports Medicine 22 years experience
Just like it sounds: Its when multiple vertebrae are fused together so they no longer move. You sacrifice some of your range of motion for pain relief. Be sure you have ex... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Daquino
Sports Medicine 22 years experience
See a doctor!: If you chest palpitations or pain stop you from exerting yourself , i would not feel comfortable of you did not have them evaluated by a doctor. 2 yea... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Daquino
Sports Medicine 22 years experience
Stress Incontinence: This is a type of incontinence that results from excessive pressure or force on the bladder. Coughing, sneezing or heavy lifting are common triggers ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Daquino
Sports Medicine 22 years experience
Start with Motion: Gentle range of motion exercises first. Try moving the ankle in every direction it can go. Pretend the big toe is a marker and draw the alphabet in th... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Daquino
Sports Medicine 22 years experience
Start slow: The biggest hurdle is just starting. Start with walking 15 or 20 min 5 days a week. Increase the time to 30 min after a few weeks, then after a few mo... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Daquino
Sports Medicine 22 years experience
Poorly Understood: We are getting better at understanding it. It is a generalized.
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Daquino
Sports Medicine 22 years experience
Probably, but...: Undercooked paper turkeys can cause salmonella infections, but the salmonella bacteria are made of paper lips and cotton balls. The treatment is eatin... Read More
A 59-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Daquino
Sports Medicine 22 years experience
Otitis Externa: Could be the beginnings of an external ear infection (swimmers ear). They sell swimmers ear drops over the counter, but they are mostly to prevent swi... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Daquino
Sports Medicine 22 years experience
Try antihistamine: It may be allergy related. Try Claritin (loratadine) over the counter daily. If not better in a week or so, check with doctor. If any vision changes o... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Daquino is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Daquino is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks! I believe I cased the irritation when I put sunblock on, in top of dry skin (that wasn't apparent to me) we r on vacation so I needed to apply but I caused this. Thanks so good to know Vaseli...Read More
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No one accepts my insurance va.premiere,in fredericksburg and there is only a few that deal with it and there in Richmond,but won't take ins
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences College of Osteopathic Medicine, MO
Graduated 2000MD

Residency

PLAINVIEW HOSPITAL

Awards

Chief Resident
AOA Strongest link
Top Sports Medicine Specialist, First Place, the San Diego Region - Spring
2017

Affiliations

American Osteopathic Academy of Sports Medicine
American Osteopathic Association
San Diego County Medical Society

Publications

Osteopathic Clinical Joint Exam
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