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Dr. Thomas Buehner

Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
Palm Springs, CA
41 years experience male

About

Bio

My name is Dr Thomas S Buehner. I am an certified HIV/AIDS Specialist. I also have been treating my patients for Hepatitis C. I began working in this field in 1990 in San Diego. I am currently living in Palm Springs. I am very passionate about my work. I give the kind of care that I would expect to receive if I were a patient. I was also the Medical Director of a drug and alcohol treatment center in San Diego for 6 years and am certified by American College of Addiction Medicine to prescribe buprenorphine (Suboxone) for treatment of opiate withdrawal.

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Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease

Infectious Disease

Languages spoken

German

Doctor Q&A

29 Answers
5 Agrees
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Buehner
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease 41 years experience
Under close supervis: both of these drugs are mind altering. I assume that u r taking the antipsychotic on an on-going basis. Hydrocodone is a pain medication that normal... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Buehner
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease 41 years experience
Depends on psychiati: the answer to this is not one that you can know with certainty. However, I would trust the psychiatrist who prescribed the meds. He can give you mor... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Buehner
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease 41 years experience
Resistant candidiasi: First u need to make sure that not only a wet mount/KOH prep was done but also a specific yeast culture.This is a resistant yeast infection that will ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Buehner
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease 41 years experience
Maybe: first of all I always told my females after leep or conization not to have intercourse for 6 weeks. post-operatively that area of your cervix needs t... Read More
A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Buehner
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease 41 years experience
Needs adequate follo: U r a 62 y/o female w/ several conditions probably requiring chronic medications. u do not mention anything about shortness of breath, chest pain, fe... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Buehner
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease 41 years experience
Not a day at the bea: Amphotericin is a potentially toxic antifungal intravenous medication that is used to treat systemic fungal infections. Some of the toxicities can b... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Buehner
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease 41 years experience
Tubal ligation: My first question would be how many pregnancies have you had and the number of living children. If you feel you that you want no further pregnancies ... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Buehner
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease 41 years experience
Liver: My 1st thought is inflammation of the liver. There are numerous different hepatitis viruses, most common is A, B and C. Hep B & C can be present... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Buehner
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease 41 years experience
Do not use it: Kava has been known to cause severe liver damage up to the point of requiring a transplant. Even after short term use it can be liver toxic. There is... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Buehner
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease 41 years experience
Call ur gyn: first thing I think of is poss endometriosis which is difficult to diagnose. before I could give you an educated answer I would need more information... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Buehner
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease 41 years experience
It depends: A hydrosalpinx occurs when the tubes are filled with fluid. This usually results from an infection such as PID which can be chronic. There are other... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Buehner
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease 41 years experience
Poss fungal infectio: not sure if you r male or female. for female I think of poss yeast infection which can start In vagina. this can cause itching and a white 'cottage... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Buehner
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease 41 years experience
Vaginitis: there r other causes of vaginitis other than yeast. Exam needed to check wet mount /cultures. Bacterial vaginosis caused by overgrowth of bacteria a... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Buehner
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease 41 years experience
Yes: your renal function are more or less on the border. a good GFR should be >60 and serum creatinine normal depends on your lab. My lab normal sCr i... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Buehner
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease 41 years experience
Do not use it: Kava has been known to cause severe liver damage up to the point of requiring a transplant. Even after short term use it can be liver toxic. There is... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Buehner
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease 41 years experience
Cause unknown: Nonbacterial is not uncommon but is usually a diagnosis of exclusion because the etiologic agent has not been identified. It can also develop from a n... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Buehner
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease 41 years experience
Yes but it depends..: it depends on how much and how long u have been using this drug but in anyone there is a dose that is patient-specific that can be fatal especially if... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Buehner
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease 41 years experience
Yes: I am assuming you had an abnormal pap smear. majority of these are due to hpv. this is very prevalent in the entire population up to 98%. I also ha... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Buehner
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease 41 years experience
In a word NO!: whenever you are prescribed any scheduled drug especially narcotics and even benzodiazepines you should NEVER drink any alcohol. Alcohol can potentia... Read More
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Buehner
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease 41 years experience
Yes sir: this is probably nothing however you will not know unless you get your physician to say that after checking you out. I don't like to miss diagnoses d... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Buehner
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease 41 years experience
It depends: Antibiotics can cause dry mucous membranes however so can some of the other meds you take. Unless your doc feels you need to be on some type of chron... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Buehner
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease 41 years experience
Vaginitis: there r other causes of vaginitis other than yeast. Exam needed to check wet mount /cultures. Bacterial vaginosis caused by overgrowth of bacteria a... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Buehner
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease 41 years experience
Get proper help: you need to speak with your private physician. I would bet that being 50 you have probably been on this drug for a long time. In patient treatment i... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Buehner
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease 41 years experience
No: Viral infections are treated with antiviral medications.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Buehner
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease 41 years experience
Infection: Initially I think of infection either chronic or acute when I see increased WBC and also depending on the type of WBC that is increased. enlarged lymp... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Buehner
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease 41 years experience
Follow up with gyn: I would like to know how much monthly cramping you experienced before iud was inserted. It is not uncommon to experience out of the ordinary cramping... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Buehner
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease 41 years experience
Probably: hydrocodone comes mixed usually with Tylenol (acetaminophen) at 5mg, 7.5mg and 10mg. What dose is too much depends on how long you have been taking t... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Buehner
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease 41 years experience
Infection/blood clot: blood clots commonly form in calves and they can cause tenderness, and redness from infection in the underlying tissue. difficult to diagnose without... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Buehner
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease 41 years experience
F/u w/ doc: Don't start smoking! If this is caused by particles of dust in the environment, I think of fungi or other organisms, especially with the weird taste ... Read More

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Buehner is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Buehner is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Had the test to determine diverticulitis, but am regretting it now.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Yes I had an abnormal pap, I will inform my doctor and go from there
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Doc thank you so much!! Been tested for bact. Neg. and std,s neg. help

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Kentucky College of Medicine, KY
Graduated 1981MD

Residency

wayne state university
Completed 1986

Affiliations

American Academy of HIV Medicine
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