Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience male
Retired from the University of Louisville School of Medicine where I began a Division of Infectious Diseases in 1971, but continue to teach on a voluntary basis. Gave up clinical consultative practice on January 11, 2011 and spend time with family and hobbies, including oil painting, stamp collecting and travel.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Stomach flu: This is an incredibly non-specific lay term that has very little meaning to a diagnostician. It is often used to allay patients concerns when a specific causative agent cannot be clearly identified. If you have GI symptoms which persist beyond 3-5 days you should see a doctor.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Variable: This usually should resolve by 3-5 days, but may persist a day or two longer depending on the cause and your individual immune status. If it persists longer or you are becoming dehydrated see a doctor ASAP.
A 66-year-old male asked:
Fever: At your age if this persists another day without steady improvement and if the fever continues it would be strongly advisable to see a doctor and be evaluated. Hope this clears up quickly.
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Dr. James Lin
May 11, 2014
I like & admire Dr. Raff's stock of passion & compassion, wealth of specialty knowledge, and keen instinct to conjecture useful solutions beyond available facts... So, I recommend her to anyone needin...Read More
Nov 1, 2013
Dr. Raff provides a tremendous service to patients with his expertise and caring manner. He is certainly my go-to source when I need expert opinion, and I've learned a great deal from reading his answ...Read More
This was very helpful. Thanks! COMMENT: The findings are non-specific. Fragments of bone and marrow are seen in both specimens. There is also a large detached fragment of squamous epithelium present i...Read More
Thank you Dr. Raff. I have had the MMR. My endodontist has agreed to take a look. Nystatin did work before for similar tongue syndrome that cropped up when abscess originally appeared 6 months ago, th...Read More
I have been waiting to see him. He saw me in the hospital and asked me some questions, now I just need to get in to see him. The surgeon went over the sterilization records for the equipment, but see...Read More
Education & Training
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, TX
The New York Hospital CUMC