Dr. Brian Flyer

Internal Medicine
Los Angeles, CA
42 years experience

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Los Angeles, CA

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

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Internal Medicine

Languages spoken

English

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A 70-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Flyer
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Gallstones: Sounds like you have 'assymptomatic gallstones' studies show that you are not more likely to have biliary symptoms or complications and you really do... Read More
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Flyer
Internal Medicine 42 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
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Flyer
Internal Medicine 42 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
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A 58-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Flyer
Internal Medicine 42 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
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Flyer
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Thyroidectomy: No. Bad option; hashimoto's thyroiditis is treated with thyroid pills since it generally leads to a low thyroid level.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Flyer
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Breathing problems: Shortness of breath is one of those red flag, potentially serious symptoms; pulmonary embolism, pneumonia, asthma, heart failure can be possible cause... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Flyer
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Frontal headaches: Used to be called tension headaches, now referred to as psychogenic headaches. Common factor to look into is sleep deprivation.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Flyer
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Hypoglycemia: No, you don't have hypoglycemia. Its a common myth that when you're hungry you must eat right away or something bad happens. We have 4 hormones that... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Flyer
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Scrotal lumps: Most likely the epididimis; a coiled structure that comes from the testicle. Could be varicocoele or hydrocoele or sebaceous cysts. Testicular cance... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Flyer
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
H pylori: Definitely not. It's a bacteria recognized in the late 1980s that is associated with peptic ulcer disease. What's interesting is that many people ma... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Flyer
Internal Medicine 42 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
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A 58-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Flyer
Internal Medicine 42 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
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A 72-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Flyer
Internal Medicine 42 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
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Flyer
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Headache and congest: Could be a sinus infection if so, it is easily treated with the proper antibiotic and prednisone.
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Flyer
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Morning headache: No. Poor sleep often contributes to headaches, because of the small muscles that attach the head to the neck. Nauseating headaches sound like migrain... Read More
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Flyer
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Belly pain: I think gynecologic reasons (ectopic pregnancy, ovarian cyst, pelvic inflammatory disease), intestinal (appendicitis, inflammatory bowel, functional o... Read More
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Flyer
Internal Medicine 42 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
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A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Flyer
Internal Medicine 42 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
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A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Flyer
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Fear related heart: Those symptoms from anxiety are not caused by anything wrong with your heart. Although there is an unusual condition called taku sabo cardiomyopathy ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Flyer
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Sinus infections: Best test is ct scan of the sinuses having said that, i almost never order it, since it's easy to recognize clinically and treat typical symptoms ar... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Flyer
Internal Medicine 42 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
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Flyer
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Pneumothorax: Depends on size; larger ones need chest tube very small ones can resolve on their own important to get serial exams.
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Flyer
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Healthy foods: Healthy foods reduce common health problems, like obesity, diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, gerd and good nutrition can improve our moods and po... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Flyer
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Back and leg pains: Low back pain, radiating to one leg suggests radiculopathy or an affected spine nerve. Would have it checked out.
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Flyer
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Food poisoning: Probably not food poisoning with recurrences like that, would be more concerned about inflammatory bowels disease or other colitiis, celiac sprue, or... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Flyer
Internal Medicine 42 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
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Flyer
Internal Medicine 42 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.
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Flyer
Internal Medicine 42 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
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Flyer
Internal Medicine 42 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
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Flyer
Internal Medicine 42 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
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Flyer
Internal Medicine 42 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
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A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Flyer
Internal Medicine 42 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
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Flyer
Internal Medicine 42 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
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Flyer
Internal Medicine 42 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
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Flyer
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Colonscopy: No. Wont affect ability to get pregnant.
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Flyer
Internal Medicine 42 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
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A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Flyer
Internal Medicine 42 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
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Flyer
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Thigh numbness: Sounds like meralgia paresthetica.
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Flyer
Internal Medicine 42 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
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Flyer
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Sick to stomach: Could be stress, but i wouldn't assume that at all too many other possibilities.
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Flyer
Internal Medicine 42 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.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Flyer
Internal Medicine 42 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
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Flyer
Internal Medicine 42 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
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A 58-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Flyer
Internal Medicine 42 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
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A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Flyer
Internal Medicine 42 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
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Flyer
Internal Medicine 42 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
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Flyer
Internal Medicine 42 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
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Flyer
Internal Medicine 42 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
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Flyer
Internal Medicine 42 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
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Flyer
Internal Medicine 42 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
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Flyer is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Flyer is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Jan 14, 2012
accurate
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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
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Thanks! I've been tested for celiac sprue and was negative, so we're going to see if it is something else...
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thanks!:) ya i checked with my obgyn and she said it also could be enlarged urtiers but thank you again:)!

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University of Illinois College of Medicine, IL
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