U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free

Dr. Brian Flyer

Internal Medicine
Los Angeles, CA
41 years experience

Locations

Office

Los Angeles, CA

Address

1125 S. Beverly Dr. , Suite 700, Los Angeles, CA
Directions

Practice website

About

Bio

27 years in private practice of general internal medicine affiliated with Cedars-Sinai Medical Center became Associated Clinical Professor at UCLA, through clinical teaching medical expert in medical malpractice, personal injury, workers' comp unique practice that doesn't rely on health insurance, but makes medical care personally effective and affordable

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Internal Medicine

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

64 Answers
1 Agree
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Flyer
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
Hiv: Generally, people are unaware of this because there are no symptoms until one's immune system is sufficiently impaired. That's why it's important to ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Flyer
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
Chest pressure: Not necessarily from low sugar you can confirm by measuring your sugar with a finger stick test although there are several important causes of chest... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Flyer
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
Food allergies: No. Doesn't lead to lupus, a condition in which antibodies are made against one's own nuclear (eg dna) material.
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Flyer
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
Colonscopy: No. Wont affect ability to get pregnant.
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Flyer
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
Sick to stomach: Could be stress, but i wouldn't assume that at all too many other possibilities.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Flyer
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
Gas: Gas isn't caused by ulcers. Belching is often from anxiety, bloating could be from constipation and food choices, and farting is normal to some degre... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Flyer
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
Fatigue syndrome: One of most common complaints we see is fatigue we think about depression, low thyroid, anemia, etc deserves to have an office visit.
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Flyer
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
Back pain: Its part of being human you can minimize it by strengthening your core/abdominal muscles, learning how to lift /move, and getting proper sleep on a g... Read More
A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Flyer
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
Acute swollen eye: You could have a sty, conjunctivitis, an obstructed tear duct, or a serious lid infection. If you have diabetes, you could have another kind of infec... Read More
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Flyer
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
COPD: I assume you have your letters mixed copd is due to longstanding smoking treatment is to stop smoking, use bronchodilators and sometimes antibiotics... Read More
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Flyer
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
Wheezing: Wheezing at night is a serious symptom of asthma and you should be checked out. Could also be cardiac asthma, which is really congestive heart failur... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Flyer
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
Psychosomatic: That's not a sufficient diagnosis you can have physical symptoms due to psychological reasons, but then the doctor should investigate whether this re... Read More
A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Flyer
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
Headaches: End of day headaches are most likely 'tension type' sounds like a chicken/egg type of problem since poor sleep causing tight head and neck muscles an... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Flyer
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
Vitamins: Most people falsely overvalue vitamins you don't need any supplements if you eat a balanced diet broccoli/spinach for vit b, carrots/corn for a, and... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Flyer
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
Skin cancer: Suspect it when a red or scaly spot doesn't go away you don't always have to see the dermatologist and if it is an actinic keratosis and sometimes wi... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Flyer
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
Heavy menstrula blee: Prolonged menstrual bleeding makes me think of fibroids, uterine polyps, or dysfuntional bleeding because you are not ovulating. It also matters if y... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Flyer
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
Thigh numbness: Sounds like meralgia paresthetica.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Flyer
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
Ringworm: Red rash with a sharp border; sometimes the outer border is ring shaped. Has nothing to do with worms; actually caused by fungus (eg tinea or candida... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Flyer
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
Tamiflu (oseltamivir): Occasional allergic reaction with rash, but typical side effects are nausea, vomiting, and sometimes confusion the other risk is high cost and chance... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Flyer
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
Diabetes: Ideal blood sugar should be near 100 or less the side effect of being too aggressive in lowering sugar is hypoglycemia. Yet, in large studies, that's... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Flyer
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
Suspected depression: Rather than just taking medicines, you should have a check up to establish the correct diagnosis and rule out bipolar disorder, alcohol issues, thyroi... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Flyer
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
High blood sugar: Most people with this are adults and the vast majority of those are also obese or overweight and may note diabetes in family members. Therefore, losi... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Flyer
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
Hepatitis C: Genotype 1 is the most common type of hep c, affecting 50% of people with this virus. It usually predicts a favorable response to treatment, which cu... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Flyer
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
Seizures: Risperidone is associated with a slight increased risk for having seizures. So, it needs to be used cautiously in your case. Also, Neurontin is not ... Read More
A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Flyer
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
Pulse worry: Why is that necessary for you? As a former marathon runner, i've always had a low pulse in the 40s and 50s. Certainly, regular exercise makes your h... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Flyer
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
Leg pain and numbnes: Sounds like sciatica, the way you describe the pain moving down your leg and having numbness. This is usually due to a slipped disc. Would have it c... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Flyer
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
Cancer worry: Not a good way to live, always worrying. Fortunately, cancer doesn't develop overnight, takes a series of mutations and cellular malfunctions, and is... Read More
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Flyer
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
Bald spots: Could be alopecia areata, an autoimmune condition.
A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Flyer
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
Swallowing: Painful swallowing is called odynophagia, usually related to heartburn, but could be yeast infection in the esophagus. Upper back area is somewhat un... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Flyer
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
Sore throat/exercise: Minor illness is often used as an excuse not to exercise being from la, i always like the story of kobe, when he had a cold they worried he wouldn't ... Read More
A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Flyer
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
Sleep: Would be concerned about anxieties, as well as if you are gaining weight, drinking alcohol or too much coffee, or taking naps.
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Flyer
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
Vegetables: You shouldn't label yourself as someone who doesn't like eating vegetables. Sounds like you are over generalizing. Would recommend trying different v... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Flyer
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
Upper stomach: Heartburn is typically painful after meals, whereas an ulcer hurts worse on an empty stomach (eg before meals or at nightime).
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Flyer
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
Blood sugar: Normal fasting levels are less than 125 non-fasting levels can be higher, so make sure you are testing it while fasted.
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Flyer
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
Missed menses: Obviously, would want to get pregnancy test dysfunctional uterine bleeding is term for non-ovulatory cycles which is common cause of missed periods a... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Flyer
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
Excessive hunger: The best way is to eat breakfast every day and learn to eat your meals, slowly. The stomach homone ghrelin causes hunger and diminishes with eating, ... Read More
A 58-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Flyer
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
Lupus: Word means wolf; indicating conditions that simulate such destruction. In reality, it's a spectrum of disease in which most people have a mild form. ... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Flyer
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
Diarrhea: Daytime diarrhea is usually functional, like irritible bowel whereas diarrhea in the middle of the night sounds more like an infection. 5 days is pr... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Flyer
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
Cholesterol: It depends. Current recommendations to treat are not based on a number, there based on risk factors (obesity, diabetes, smoking, high blood pressure,... Read More
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Flyer
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
Bipolar: As opposed to typical depression, bipolar patients have manic periods where they have less need for sleep, have grandiose ideas, may shop impulsively,... Read More
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Flyer
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
Belly pain: I think gynecologic reasons (ectopic pregnancy, ovarian cyst, pelvic inflammatory disease), intestinal (appendicitis, inflammatory bowel, functional o... Read More
A 58-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Flyer
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
Bell's palsy: Acute paralysis of the 7th cranial nerve eyelid won't close and one side of face droops thought to be due to a virus infection or immune response to... Read More
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Flyer
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
Basilar migraine: A subset of migraine patients get this syndrome because of spasm to this artery system of the brain. Since the basilar artery provides blood to the b... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Flyer
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
Ovarian cyst: An ultrasound is usually sufficient to see this as a rule, the more obese one is, the less accurate an ultrasound becomes, whereas a ct scan will be ... Read More
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Flyer
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
Neck lump: You should have it checked out it could be a lymph node or it could be something else even if it is a lymph node, the fact that it's getting larger ... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Flyer
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
Pneumothorax: Depends on size; larger ones need chest tube very small ones can resolve on their own important to get serial exams.
A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Flyer
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
Testosterone: First of all, it's important that you don't take tv commercial ads seriously. They often talk about 'low t', like it's an epidemic. Testosterone tes... Read More
A 72-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Flyer
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
Gout: There's acute gout which responds to Colchicine or non-steroidal anti-inflammatories (corticosteroids work, but aren't necessary unless you can't take... Read More
A 58-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Flyer
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
Iron absorption: I doubt that you can't absorb iron. Meat and vitamin c are two things that enhance the iron absorption from your diet. There is an intravenous iron ... Read More

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions, provide medical advice, write prescriptions, and more.

Ask doctors free
Answer emailed
in 24 hours or less

Testimonials
Recommendations and Thank you notes are endorsements given from patients or other doctors.

3
Recommendations
232
Thank you notes
HealthTap member
Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Flyer is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Flyer is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
Jan 14, 2012
accurate
HealthTap member
thank you. im just very scared and i feel like everyones shoving pills down my throat instead of finding answers. the neurontin was given for my nerves and has helped but i fear resperidone has provok...Read More
HealthTap member
Thanks! I've been tested for celiac sprue and was negative, so we're going to see if it is something else...
HealthTap member
thanks!:) ya i checked with my obgyn and she said it also could be enlarged urtiers but thank you again:)!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Illinois College of Medicine, IL
Graduated 1981MD

Awards

HealthTap ClubMD
90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions, provide medical advice, write prescriptions, and more.
Answer emailed
in 24 hours or less