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Dr. Jackie Lam

Family Medicine
San Francisco, CA
18 years experience male

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Office

San Francisco, CA

Address

San Francisco, CA
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Family Medicine

Urgent Care

Languages spoken

Cantonese, English, Mandarin

Doctor Q&A

47 Answers
6 Agrees
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jackie Lam
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Rare: Pneumococcal meningitis is pretty rare in the US. Meningococcal (Neisseria meningitidis) meningitis is more common and is preventable by a simple MCV4... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jackie Lam
Family Medicine 18 years experience
No: It's mostly commonly a tropical disease.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jackie Lam
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Genetic Testing: Neurofibromatosis can be diagnosed with genetic testing.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jackie Lam
Family Medicine 18 years experience
No: No significant ethnicity variations.
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jackie Lam
Family Medicine 18 years experience
No: I don't think there is any association.
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jackie Lam
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Not much: Dhea's effect to prostate is marginal, especially if only used for a short period of time.
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jackie Lam
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Vertigo: Benign vertigo is the most common cause of sudden dizziness associated with nausea and gait imbalance. Other common causes include dehydration, infect... Read More
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jackie Lam
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Treatment: I usually recommend a short course of antibiotics for dog bites if there is a penetrated wound, and offer tdap vaccine if you are not up to date (for ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jackie Lam
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Side effect: Drowsiness can be a side effect of tramadol, so are most other "stronger" pain medications.
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jackie Lam
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Kind of: It can be a quick screening test - but it only shows you your total cholesterol and not the components (hdl, tg, ldl, etc.).
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jackie Lam
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Difficult: Mesothelioma is well-known for being difficult to treat. Surgery alone usually doesn't work - a combination of radiation and chemotherapy are usually ... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jackie Lam
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Bland diet: Take it easy and try to have a bland diet - banana, rice, toast, and plenty of fluid.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jackie Lam
Family Medicine 18 years experience
PPD: 2 step tst is bascially having a second PPD test repeated within 1 month of the first ppd.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jackie Lam
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Tui-Na: Tui-na is a type of manipulative treatment that can also help with chronic muscle pain.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jackie Lam
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Drainage?: If it is an abscess, especially if antibiotics hasn't helped, it is important that the pus inside can be drained out effectively - you may want to che... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jackie Lam
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Unlikely: If you are talking about onychomycosis (fungal nail infection) - it is usually not communicable.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jackie Lam
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Anyone: Anyone can get it, but it's more prevalent amongst people older than 50.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jackie Lam
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Treatment: It's mostly supportive, but a drug called Riluzole is approved for ALS and it's thought to work by decreasing glutamate mediated motor neuron cell dea... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jackie Lam
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Muscle spasms: These muscle spasms in the calves can have many causes, including dehydration, hormonal imbalance, low level of potassium or calcium in the blood, or ... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jackie Lam
Family Medicine 18 years experience
No: From cdc: "there are no known associations between active ebv infection and problems during pregnancy, such as miscarriages or birth defects.".
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jackie Lam
Family Medicine 18 years experience
No: There is no restriction, as far as i know.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jackie Lam
Family Medicine 18 years experience
PPD: Ppd test one time, as oppose to a 2-step tst where the PPD test is repeated within 1 month of the first ppd.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jackie Lam
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Usually no: Unless it's severe, scoliosis does not usually hurt.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jackie Lam
Family Medicine 18 years experience
PSA: Psa isn't an accurate test for prostate cancer - it is a test that you can opt to do but it is neither specific or sensitive. So it is normal to have ... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jackie Lam
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Tophi: If the discharge is white and is not associated with pain or swelling, it is possible that your father has tophi lesions which are common for long-ter... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jackie Lam
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Answer: With proper treatment, early RA has pretty good prognosis (that is, with no permanent joint damage).
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jackie Lam
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Tetrodotoxin: Tetrodotoxin is found in certain parts of a blowfish and is a exceptionally lethal poison.
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jackie Lam
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Maybe: There is a link between low GI food and improvement in acne symptoms (american journal of clinical nutrition, vol. 86, no. 1, 107-115, july 2007). It ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jackie Lam
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Uh oh..: Cdc no longer recommends suprax (cefixime) for the treatment of gonorrhea. Ceftriaxone injection + Azithromycin is the most appropriate treatment opti... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jackie Lam
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Light: Light range-of-motion exercises to the jaw - moving it horizontally and vertically.
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jackie Lam
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Not Normal: This is abnormal and should be evaluated by your surgeon. Retained stitches/foreign object is a possibility...
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jackie Lam
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Yes: Yes, as long as you have been taking it every day as instructed.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jackie Lam
Family Medicine 18 years experience
TST: Tuberculin skin test? It's also called PPD test and it is pertains to medical clearance, it usually makes a PPD test (or equivalent) done within 1 yea... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jackie Lam
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Answer: Cipro (ciprofloxacin) and Doxycycline are two of the medications approved for anthrax.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jackie Lam
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Anyone: Anyone can get it, but it's more common amongst female.
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jackie Lam
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Oxygen: Erythropoietin increases red blood cell (rbc) intake - RBC transport oxygen to different parts of the body, so increased rbc=increased oxygen to muscl... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jackie Lam
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Less sodium: Less eating-out, put less salt/msg/soy sauce, and prepare your own meal.
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jackie Lam
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Clinical: Usually just by clinical exam - radiology studies like x-ray and ct is sometimes used to assess the severity.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jackie Lam
Family Medicine 18 years experience
No: Oxylean, like many of the weight loss supplements, have no randomized clinical studies to back up their claims.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jackie Lam
Family Medicine 18 years experience
SSRI: Celexa is one of a class of medications called ssri, which is indicated for anxiety treatment. I have had good outcome overall treating my anxiety pat... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jackie Lam
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Answer: Fatigue, fever, generalized malaise are the most common ones. In more severe cases, hypotension, rapid heart beats, dehydration.
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jackie Lam
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Find the source: Cough is a reflex - there is always something that triggers the cough. For dry cough, the most common reasons are post-uri hypersensitivity, allergy-r... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jackie Lam
Family Medicine 18 years experience
No effect: Cetririzine is not known to decrease or increase a woman's ability to conceive.
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jackie Lam
Family Medicine 18 years experience
No: There are studies showing that l-arginine improves the blood pressure for pregnant patients with pre-ecclampsia, but it is not a required supplement f... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jackie Lam
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Exercise: The good ol' saying of regular exercise is the tried-and-true way of burning calories!
A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jackie Lam
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Answer: The two conditions do not have any direct additive adverse effects to your health, but both can damage your health in the long run - for smoking: high... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jackie Lam
Family Medicine 18 years experience
SSRI: The typical treatment for anxiety is not contraindicated for patients with cardiac diseases - short-term benzodiazepines (diazepam, clonazepam, etc.) ... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Lam is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Lam is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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thank you, thats about what i figured. its been theres a while and keeps getting worse and bigger and increasingly painful!
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you!! I will definitely check with my doctor
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thanks but medical records hasn't helped me. i was told the records are not there.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, Sint Maarten
Graduated 2004MD

Residency

ARROWHEAD REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER
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