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Dr. Jeffrey Barke

Family Medicine
Ehrenberg, AZ
32 years experience

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Family Medicine

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United States: California

Languages spoken

English

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33 Answers
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A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Barke
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Yep: Cold sores are caused by the herpes virus. More contagious when you have an outbreak, still contagious when you don't. Very common.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Barke
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Valium: Ask your doc for some medication to help you calm down. Use your fear to help motivate you to take better care of yourself so you won't need another ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Barke
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Speec: Phentermine is like speed: rapid heart rate, headache, upset stomach, difficulty sleep are some potential side effects. It can have a mild appetite s... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Barke
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Eat healthy: Gain weight only if it's healthy weight. Eat healthy, exercise regularly, work on being happy. Put on a coat if your cold. Have your thyroid checke... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Barke
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Time: This is a very common...Even normal occurance. It can take several weeks for your voice to return to normal. Occasionally even speech therapy can be... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Barke
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Infection: Could be an std or urinary tract infection. Don't mess with this seek medical help and get it treated.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Barke
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Eat better: You can overcome weight gain due to Depakote by being more disciplined. Check out the zone diet at www.Zonediet.Com and follow it closely. And, exer... Read More
A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Barke
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Probiotics: Anything that causes irritation to the vaginal tissue can cause a shift in the normal flora. This includes intercourse, bike riding, bubble baths, an... Read More
A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Barke
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Nutrition!: Gas is caused by the digestion and fermentation of food in your gut. Try taking a pro-biotic such as align for a few weeks. Also consider stopping d... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Barke
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Yes: Several strategies including behavioral therapy and/or medication. Common meds include Xanax (alprazolam) and beta blockers.
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Barke
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Red and gooey: The white of your eye is often red/irritated and there often is a discolored discharge. Often your eye lid will be stuck together with discharge in t... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Barke
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Patiently: Not an easy task. There are multiple options including liquid nitrogen (freezing), duct tape occlusion with or without a topical solution, cutting ou... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Barke
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Depression-ask help: Depression can be serious but there are good strategies to treat: read a book such as feeling good by david burns, exercise daily, avoid self medicat... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Barke
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Wrong treatment: It may be that either your partner's test was wrong and he reinfected you or your infection was resistant to treatment. You should both be seen toget... Read More
A 92-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Barke
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Unnecessary: At age 90 it is unclear that the benefits of Crestor (rosuvastatin) outweigh the risk. Discuss the need for cholesterol medication with your doctor.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Barke
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Really: Std's and certain parasites can be transmitted sexually including anal sex.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Barke
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Stop dairy: You might be lactose intolerant. Try stopping all dairy for a week or two. If the gas persists check in with your family doc.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Barke
Family Medicine 32 years experience
No: Naproxen is the ingredient in aleve (naproxen). It is not a narcotic. It is in the class known as NSAID non-steroidal anti inflammatory drug.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Barke
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Get checked out: This can be scary but can be easily diagnosed and treated. Infection, trauma, kidney stone, prostate problem can all cause blood in your urine. See ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Barke
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Yes: Although it would be very rare for a 25 year old to have a "heart attack, " you are sure setting yourself up with your lifestyle habits for problems l... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Barke
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Unknown: Your total cholesterol is irrelevant. It is a measure that combines several numbers including your HDL (good) and LDL (bad) cholesterol. Ask your do... Read More
A 63-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Barke
Family Medicine 32 years experience
PT: It depends on the severity and location of the tear. Physical therapy can be a viable alternative to surgery. In addition, a local steroid injection... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Barke
Family Medicine 32 years experience
No need to suffer: Low back pain is very common and is treatable. Before you treat you must first be diagnosed. As you compensate for your back pain you put more stres... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Barke
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Yep: Avoiding pregnancy by trimming intercourse based on your period is not a good strategy. It is not always possible to know when you are ovulating.
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Barke
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Your nutrition : Discuss these symptoms with your doc but take a close look at your nutrition. You may have a fork and kniff problem not a disease that needs to be cu... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Barke
Family Medicine 32 years experience
No difference: The anti platelet effect of Aspirin is long acting so the timming is not important.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Barke
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Nope: If you eat a healthy diet you do not need vitamins.
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Barke
Family Medicine 32 years experience
See your doctor: Yellow eyes can be a sign of liver disease.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Barke
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Bad things: Crystal meth is bad for you diabetic or not. Besides being illegal it is also very dangerous very addictive. Nothing good happens with crystal meth.
A 58-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Barke
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Possibly: Although tramadol brand name Ultram is a non narcotic pain med and has much lower addiction potential it needs to be slowly tapered (reduced) especial... Read More
A 62-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Barke
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Very difficult: First do everything you can to controll your diabetes: fix your nutrition and exercise almost every day. There are several good medd to help includin... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Barke
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Yep: All alcohol can be very irritating to the stomach. Even blue moon made with wheat can be irritating to the stomach. Your better off to eat the orang... Read More
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Barke
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Really: There are many reasons way your period might be late only one of which is you might be pregnant. Get a store bought pregnancy test and see. Check wi... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Barke is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Barke is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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thank you for takIng the time to answer. this has been an Issue for years, I had a few docs take xrays, but nothIng shows up. one doctor actually yelled at me because I asked for a MRI, and saId your ...Read More
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Your information is helpful. the patient is not me, but my fiancee. but does help me and give me faith that the loving man i fell in love with is still there and that things can be good again. thank y...Read More
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! I'm. not sleeping. quickly. @ night bedtime. At. midnight. only. I. have. got deep sleep. So. thanks for. Doctor's. advise& exercise.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

UC Irvine School of Medicine, CA
Graduated 1990MD
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