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Dr. Ed Friedlander

Kansas City, MO
44 years experience male



Kansas City, MO


1750 Independence Avenue, Kansas City, MO

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With a humanities background and board-certifications in anatomic pathology, clinical pathology, and ringside medicine, "The Pathology Guy" accidentally created one of the first medical sites providing information to individuals during the 1990's, and during those heady times handled 20-30 questions like these per day. http://www.pathguy.com remains a popular site for pathology teachers, learners, and the curious public. He has chaired the pathology department at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences since February 1992. His medical school roommate, distinguished radiologist Joe Panella MD, described him as the only loner he knows who doesn't whistle. "The Pathology Guy" is glad to see so many colleagues now answering the public's questions. Keep it up teammates -- where there is love of medicine, there is love of humankind.

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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Worth a try: I'll bet it has no effect. I'm going to assume that you've cut down the caffeine and are not a smoker. PVC's are very common and very seldom mean anything. If you have not yet tried running a few miles a day, or otherwise spending maybe an hour doing aerobic exercise, please give that a try. I'll bet it helps the PVC's by increasing vagal tone, and even if it doesn't, it'll help feel / look good
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Just eat sensibly: Especially, go easy on the salt. Contrary to the rubbish you have probably seen on the internet, food choices are not the key to health. Congratulations on your pregnancy and best wishes.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
No: Both common forms of hemophilia are single-gene, X-linked recessives; transmitted by Mom -- Dad's sons will be unaffected, daughters carriers. Inbreeding brings out autosomal recessives instead, shared by cousins. This is very basic biology. This being said, marrying a close relative is a VERY bad idea for this reason.

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Oct 12, 2015
What a delight it is to read Dr. Friedlander's posts. He is direct and his advice is personalized clearly. He's kind as he tells it like it is, without waffling. While doing so, he also recognizes f...Read More
Dr. Donald Jacobson
Oct 30, 2013
Very knowledgeable and capable of conveying his thoughts in a very clear way. Uncommon gift of empathy for those asking the questions, yet answers directly and unhesitatingly. It is a pleasure to read...Read More
Dec 13, 2020
Dr. Friedlander's experience and willingness to teach has impacted many (probably in the thousands) physicians in training (including myself in medical school) over many years as the Pathology Guy- wh...Read More
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ear doctor,i have been working as a Medical/Engineering entrance coaching classes.i have some kind of problem for my throat,somewhat like dryness..and sometimes feels something when swallowing saliva....Read More
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Thank you so much for your response. I have taken enbrel and remicade both for roughly two years. The issue with tnf blockers is that they seem to work for a couple years then they lose their punch. I...Read More
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thanks so much for your response. turns out i have Selective Antibody Deficiency. They also believe i have Mitochondrial Disease...going thru testing. i have 2 family members with it & 7 total w/Immun...Read More

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, IL
Graduated 1977MD


Liberty Bell Award, Bar Association


Kansas City Univeristy of Medicine and Biosciences
USA Boxing
William Carey University, College of Osteopathic Medicine
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