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Dr. Daniel Ziegler

Emergency Medicine
Eureka, CA
31 years experience male

Locations

Daniel Ziegler, M.D.

Eureka, CA

Address

PO Box 893, Eureka, CA, United States
Directions

Practice website

Fax

8008115594

About

Bio

B.A. Pharmacology Masters Applied Human Physiology M.D. Medical Doctor ABEM Board Certified Emergency Physician

Specialties
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Emergency Medicine

Addiction Medicine

Hospital-based practice

Pharmacology

Toxicology

Licenses

United States: California

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

710 Answers
132 Agrees
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Ziegler
Emergency Medicine 31 years experience
It would be best: Doctors have pretty thick skins and are rarely offended when patients seek another's advice. They want you to have confidence in their answers and kno... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Ziegler
Emergency Medicine 31 years experience
If vaginal bleeding:: You should see your doctor or go to the ER today. The first thing an emergency physician will want to determine is if you are pregnant and if so is th... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Ziegler
Emergency Medicine 31 years experience
STOP antibiotics: ASO is an antibody to strep indicating a prior exposure or infection with strep. ASO titers diagnose autoimmune problems such as rheumatoid arthritis ... Read More
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A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Ziegler
Emergency Medicine 31 years experience
Yes but not artifact: Without knowing your full history we can only speculate but the drop in creatinine is good news all around. Severe dehydration can lead to increased c... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Ziegler
Emergency Medicine 31 years experience
Talk to your doctor: Troponin and CKMB are both cardiac enzymes released into the bloodstream when there has been damage to heart muscle and are generally used as markers ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Ziegler
Emergency Medicine 31 years experience
Call Emrgncy Srvices: Childbirth without professional help is a risky and complicated business. You should call for an ambulance to take you to the emergency room or direct... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Ziegler
Emergency Medicine 31 years experience
Depends: A complete blood count (CBC) shows decreased red blood cells (anemia) over time if you are bleeding. Checking stool for microscopic blood, history of ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Ziegler
Emergency Medicine 31 years experience
Normal response: Not sure where you got that information. As we expend energy in any form we require increased blood flow, to in this case the chest wall muscles and d... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Ziegler
Emergency Medicine 31 years experience
Oral is not safe sex: If you truly had "protected" sex you have no worries . Many have a mistaken belief that oral sex is somehow safe when, in fact, STD's especially gonor... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Ziegler
Emergency Medicine 31 years experience
No and Yes: Best evidence is that sexuality of most gay males is determined while they are still in the uterus. The likelihood of a woman's son being gay inc... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Ziegler
Emergency Medicine 31 years experience
Yes: The evidence is pretty clear that by birth our sexuality has been determined. While this continues to be a source of controversy in the political aren... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Ziegler
Emergency Medicine 31 years experience
Nothing special: Really, when you get right down to it there are no particular differences between gay people and straight people in terms of health concerns other tha... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Daniel Ziegler
Emergency Medicine 31 years experience
Need more info: You didn't say where it was. If its just a boil then antibiotics would do the trick. Doubt its cancer. If its in the skin and recurring it's probably ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Ziegler
Emergency Medicine 31 years experience
Appeal ins decision: I agree with Dr. Husar. Basilar artery blockage will not cause Left hand weakness but a cervical radiculopathy (pressure on nerve exiting spinal cord ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Ziegler
Emergency Medicine 31 years experience
If sex in last 3-4 w: Your profile says you're 47 and the question says 26. That would make a difference but assuming you are 26 and always have regular periods and you've ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Ziegler
Emergency Medicine 31 years experience
Healthy heart: The technical definition of palpitations is "awareness of ones own heartbeat" 20 somethings often have a newfound awareness of the dynamics of their b... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Ziegler
Emergency Medicine 31 years experience
No she'll be fine: The recommended dose of ibuprofen (sold as Advil and Motrin) is 10mg per kilogram every eight hours. If your Mom weighs 60kg (132 lbs) she could safe... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Ziegler
Emergency Medicine 31 years experience
Easier 4 you: The breath test costs twice as much as the stool test and the blood test even more. The breath test is newer and may not be available where you were t... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Daniel Ziegler
Emergency Medicine 31 years experience
Neg x-ray is good: It is doubtful you "ruptured" the bursa because then it couldn't fill with blood. If you've had x-rays I presume someone looked at your knee and atten... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Daniel Ziegler
Emergency Medicine 31 years experience
X-ray may help: X-ray is needed to rule out bone injury and if struck directly you could have broken your kneecap.If there is a fracture it must be treated. Bursa's d... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Ziegler
Emergency Medicine 31 years experience
Steroidantihistame: AS Dr. Michael Zacharisen suggests you need to deal with physical shock. In addition, a large dose of any glucocorticoid such as prednisone, or decadr... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Ziegler
Emergency Medicine 31 years experience
PVC: The heart has a pacemaker (PM) or internal clock in the upper chambers (atria) that sends a signal to the lower chambers (ventricles) which is delaye... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Ziegler
Emergency Medicine 31 years experience
Normal, not healthy: The most likely explanation is that you are replacing lean muscle with fat. The only solution to this is exercise which improves your health in so man... Read More
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A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Ziegler
Emergency Medicine 31 years experience
Absolutely: Ask yourself: Why are you taking adderall? Is it effective for that purpose? Why do you want to stop? Aspects of your behavior can be measured externa... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Ziegler
Emergency Medicine 31 years experience
Great question: Warm water increases blood flow to areas which helps to rejuvenate and relax tired muscles. Cold water does the opposite, decreases blood flow to musc... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Ziegler
Emergency Medicine 31 years experience
Sounds Infected: For this you'll need to see a doctor right away. You might have an infection of the skin and adjacent soft tissue called a cellulitis but you could al... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Ziegler
Emergency Medicine 31 years experience
Not completely: Scar tissue by its very nature is permanent but its appearance and extent can be minimized during the 1st year by keeping the wound site soft using Va... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Ziegler
Emergency Medicine 31 years experience
Not a period for 22d: Periods don't last 22 days and other symptoms like itching and pain confirms there is a problem. See a doctor. The first thing they need to determine ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Daniel Ziegler
Emergency Medicine 31 years experience
Talk to radiologist: Radiologist spend 5 years in residency training after medical school learning the nuances involved in interpreting imaging studies. This takes detaile... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Ziegler
Emergency Medicine 31 years experience
Depends on Weight: If you are over 175 pounds (80 Kg) you can take up to 800mg every 8 hours, 600mg every 6 hours, 400mg every 4 hours or 200 every 2 hours. That's a ma... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Ziegler
Emergency Medicine 31 years experience
Below 35C or 95F: Shivering increases heat production by the body as much as 5 times normal metabolism. Normal body temp is 37C or 98.6F. If the temperature drops belo... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Ziegler
Emergency Medicine 31 years experience
Patience: You COULD get pregnant right away but prudence should dictate that you allow yourself to heal both physically and emotionally and common sense would d... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Daniel Ziegler
Emergency Medicine 31 years experience
Need more info: If you have fever, persistent vomiting, or worsening pain, go to the Emergency Department now. If your symptoms are occurring up to a few hours after ... Read More
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A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Ziegler
Emergency Medicine 31 years experience
Could be gallstones: 2hrs after we eat the stomach empties into the duodenum. ANY fat will trigger the gallbladder to contract and inject bile to digest it. A stone in the... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Daniel Ziegler
Emergency Medicine 31 years experience
What's the question?: Bones remold and reshape after fractures to restore normal axis alignment to deal with weight bearing forces. The medial epicondyle is where tendons a... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Daniel Ziegler
Emergency Medicine 31 years experience
We need more info: I know you've been waiting and its, because we cant, tell whats wrong without more information. For instance: how old you are, was there an injury or... Read More
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Ziegler
Emergency Medicine 31 years experience
Talk to a surgeon: Find a neurosurgeon that specializes in the cervical spine. They will know your best options. Often from an incision in front they can divide tissue b... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Ziegler
Emergency Medicine 31 years experience
Go to ER now: The first thing an er doc would ask him/herself is: "does this woman have an ectopic (tubal) pregnancy?" and the first test they would perform is a pr... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Ziegler
Emergency Medicine 31 years experience
Need more info: If you are sexually active you need to be tested. Otherwise what looks like a pimple, probably is and would be mildly tender. It would also more likel... Read More
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A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Ziegler
Emergency Medicine 31 years experience
You don't need to: The purpose of a sling with a broken clavicle is to make you more comfortable by decreasing arm movement. It doesn't otherwise affect the healing proc... Read More
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Ziegler
Emergency Medicine 31 years experience
Have to check HCG: Ha, not trying to be funny but the HCG test is a pregnancy test so it would have to be done before you can know whether someone is pregnant or not unl... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Daniel Ziegler
Emergency Medicine 31 years experience
You do a third test: Not sure what test you are referring to. Some things like a qualitative pregnancy test or strep screen are either positive or negative. Other tests li... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Daniel Ziegler
Emergency Medicine 31 years experience
Fever, dehydration: These start as viral infections, the worries come from 2ndary bacterial infection. Alternate doses of tylenol and ibuprofen (dont use other OTCs) eve... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Ziegler
Emergency Medicine 31 years experience
Would need more info: It's difficult to provide an answer without more details. Its possible they are small swollen lymph nodes in the posterior cervical chain responsible ... Read More
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A 76-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Ziegler
Emergency Medicine 31 years experience
Talk to your surgeon: This sounds like a very specific problem. Since its only been 9 weeks its possible that the pain will fade over time, but if it doesn't or represents... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Ziegler
Emergency Medicine 31 years experience
No, as long as . . ,: Like everything the way we sleep has developed over millions of years. Our bodies employ many strategies during a sleep cycle to protect us. One of th... Read More
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Ziegler
Emergency Medicine 31 years experience
Seems unusual: If this pain is enough that it interferes with your usual activity or well being then it needs further evaluation. If it is unaffected by movement the... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Ziegler
Emergency Medicine 31 years experience
No worries: I suspect the pot is metal too. There is no risk from metal eating utensils contaminating food. These types of items are made with materials that will... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Ziegler
Emergency Medicine 31 years experience
Could be serious: We need more information to determine the cause and predict the natural (untreated) course. Diagnosis of abd pain can range from immediately life thr... Read More
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Testimonials
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Dr. Ziegler is a very experienced and knowledgeable doctor. I trust his insights and clinical acumen. I highly recommend him to anyone looking for an outstanding ER physician. Keep up the good work do...Read More
Jan 20, 2014
I fully recommend Dr. Daniel Ziegler to anyone needing his help as he has provided wonderful answers and seems to care deeply about his field of medicine. Great Physician and Colleague!
Mar 9, 2014
Dr Ziegler has a vast fund of knowledge that allows for effectively contributing to this online community of health.
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Was hoping this is what I’d hear. Thank you- scary as this would be 3 surgery to neck and feel terrible. Not stopping what I do but need to reteach how I work. Guess sur...Read More
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This made me feel good. Thanks! I have scars& it hurts me everytime a dr or healthcare prof sees them. they are over 20 yrs old but I always worry they will contact my pain doctor even though I am not...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you alot i thought mabe having 9 shots in just 4 months because of three different exposure reduced primarily rabies antibody and worked in opposit way but you...Read More

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

The Ohio State University College of Medicine, OH
Graduated 1991MD

Medical/Graduate school

Hahnemann Medical College, PA
Graduated 1987MD

Medical/Graduate school

University of California at Santa Barbara
Graduated 1980MD

Awards

Top Emergency Medicine Specialist , Second Place, Arizona - Winter
2013
Thought Leader, Third Place, Redding Region, CA - Summer
2013
Top Emergency Medicine Specialist , Third Place, California - Summer
2013
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