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Dr. SG Erman

Family Medicine
36 years experience male

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Family Medicine

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A 31-year-old female asked:
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Difficult: Unfortunately, medicine is not an exact, predictable science. We cannot determine in advance how long a patient will take. We see emergencies, and com... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
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? what is the questi: Myastenia gravis is an autoimmune neuromuscular disease, the body make antibodies which can interrupt muscular function. Does not directly involve do... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
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C an't predict: No one can predict your chances, but the withdrawal method for birth control leads to pregnancy 15-18% of the time for each occasion. Three sessions... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
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Varies: A delayed period depends on your normal cycle. Most women have periods between every 26 to 30 days. If you are more than a few days after your norma... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
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Varies: It depends on the meat and any potential contamination or infestation. Steak tartare is raw beef, that is examined closely for contaminants and bacte... Read More
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Yes: Your bmi, body mass index, is 22.7, which is in the middle of the healthy range. Congratulations.
A 25-year-old male asked:
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Maybe: The main active ingredient in oxyelite pro that has been medically proven to do anything is caffeine. The label does not give the amount. This is ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
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Possibly: Msg can cause an adrenaline rush, rapid heartbeat, elevated blood pressure, tremors, flushing, and can be very similar to a panic attack.
A 19-year-old female asked:
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Multiple : Infections-pneumonia, bronchitis, smoking, dehydration, allergies are among the most common reasons. If you are short of breath, have a fever, are w... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
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Risks: Being overweight is only one risk for heart disease. Decreasing weight can decrease your risk. There are many other factors which can put your risk ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
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Multiple: Exercise, calcium (dietary better than pills), adequate vitamin d, maybe bisphosphonates ( rx medication), and no tobacco.
A 18-year-old member asked:
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None: Chronic infections from piercings can damage skin and cartilage. It is best to remove the peircing until the infection is resolved (usually with antib... Read More
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?: What is a missed misscarriage? Do you mean ab incomplete misscarriage where you are coninuing to bleed? If so, see a doctor immediately. Diarrhea may... Read More
A 20-year-old member asked:
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Food: People can become infected with cyclospora by consuming food or water contaminated with the parasite. People traveling to countries where the disease ... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
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Depends: Depends on who the dispute is with. It is with a physician, i suggest talking to the practice manager. If it is with the insurance company, and a su... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
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Yes: Steroids are the best way to rapidly shrink nasal polyps. Steroids are available either in nasal spray or by injection. Nasal sprays work, but can t... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
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Yes: Chlortrimeton is over the counter. The generic name is chlorpheniramine maleate.
A 28-year-old member asked:
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Yes: It is usually to advantage your referral from someone who knows the facility to which you are going. Picking name out of a insurance book based on loc... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
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???: Please recheck to name of the antibiotic. I know of nothing called ogmantain. You are correct to check on any medication you take while pregnant. Y... Read More
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Possibly: Inflamed bladder lining can be due to infection, irritation, inerstitial cystitis, etc. Any of these diagnoses may lead to overactive bladder and mor... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
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Statistics.: Chance of having fraternal natural twins is about 1 in 90. Ok so you have already won the "twin parent lottery" once. What are the odds of you having ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
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It depends: Are you male, or female? A double j catheter may have a string that comes out of the urinary opening. If you have a string, sexual (genital) activity ... Read More
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??: Is there a question we can answer? Have they done biopsies? Too little information for such a longstanding problems.
A 31-year-old member asked:
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Tests: "bad liver" can be due to infection, inflammation, tumor, or many other causes. It usually requires a combination of lab testing and imaging studies ... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
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Depends on Where: The symptoms of MRSA depend on where you're infected. Most often, it causes mild infections on the skin, causing sores or boils. But it can also cause... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
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Shaving: It depends if you are male or female. Shaving works, there are certain hair removal preparations that can be used on the face, or if your hair is dar... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
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Yes: No studies have shown any problem with drinking milk if you have a fever. Milk may make any diarrhea worse, depending on the source of the fever.
A 50-year-old female asked:
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? Your liver/GB: Your liver is in the right upper quadrant of your abdomen.For gallbladder sits directly below it. Certain liver infections, or gallbladder infections... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
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Yes: Elevated creatinine level could mean renal insufficiency, with or without crp.
A 31-year-old male asked:
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Averages: A woman of average weight before pregnancy should gain 25 to 35 pounds during pregnancy. Underweight women should gain 28-40 pounds during pregnancy. ... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
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Wrong approach: There are no foods that specifically burn fat in any location. Fewer calories in, and more calories pout is the best approach to burn off fat in all ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
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Potentially: I assume you mean bacterial vaginosis. If the infection stays in the vagina, then unlikely to cause miscarriage. If it spreads into the cervix and u... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
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Gag: You have an active gag reflex. Try not to go so far back on your tongue while cleaning it.
A 20-year-old member asked:
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Not Usually: Concor is a beta blocker, mostly used to decrease blood pressure. It may also slow down the pulse a little, and prevent certain kinds of extra prematu... Read More
A 18-year-old member asked:
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COMBINED: Over the counter allergy eye-drops (allergan, murine, etc) and cool (not cold) compresses should take down the swelling.
A 51-year-old member asked:
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Different Approach: Weight loss is not "food related or exercise related". It is the sum total of energy in and energy out. When you exercise, you use up energy (burn ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
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Absolutely: Folic acid is a normal component of most prenatal vitamins. An adequate intake of Folic Acid can help prevent neural tube defects which can lead to sp... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
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Timing: Use products that contain a large amount of oils, like baby oil, or petroleum products. Avoid products with alcohol. Use the moisturizers when your s... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
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Yes: Not sure what you mean by 'slimy', but the consistency of an ejaculation may be sticky and/or slimy.
A 23-year-old member asked:
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Depends: The answer to this question depends on the type of arrhythmia, and types of treatment you are receiving. This is a specific question that should be ad... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
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Nothing is 100%: No guarantees, but hygiene, avoiding antibiotics, avoid tight-fitting clothes, and wear cotton or breathable fabrics, keep diabetes under control, avo... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
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Blood or meds: Blood from high up in your digestive tract can cause black tarry sticky stools. This blood could come from swallowed blood from a nosebleed, an ulcer... Read More
A 28-year-old member asked:
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Possibly: Plantar fasciitis hurts worst after periods of inactivity. The first few steps can be extremely painful, and then the plantar fascia loosens up with ... Read More
A 18-year-old member asked:
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Possibly: Wisdom teeth may be removed while under localor general anesthesia;. Discuss options with your oral surgeon.
A 46-year-old member asked:
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Pain: The sciatic nerve is a large nerve that is composed of many smaller nerves that come out of the lower back and run down each leg. They merge and sepa... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
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None: There is no good over-the-counter medication for tapeworm. Please see your physician for the appropriate prescriptions, based on diagnosis, patient s... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
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I have never heard: I've never heard that taking pain medicine three times a week is any better for treating low back soft tissue injury. In order to take full advantage ... Read More
A 18-year-old member asked:
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Trial and error: Over the counter clemastine, cetirizine, fexofenadine, or Loratadine can all be equally effective, and non-drowsy. Just have to try it and see which ... Read More
A 67-year-old member asked:
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Not Advised: 1) it may not be a skin tag 2) if you don't cut off a skin tag in exactly the correct place, it will hurt and bleed.
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???: Please check the name of the condition. Myelitis is an inflammation of the spinal cord. Polycystic means many cysts, and could be related to kidney ... Read More

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Nov 6, 2012
I can tell that Dr. Erman is the type of MD that you'd want and would feel lucky to have.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Erman is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Erman is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you Dr. Erman. And yes, I was referring to running. I was told that I was a supinator, walker/runner, as I put more pressure on the outside of my feet when I walk or run. I was also told that on...Read More
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Thank you. I have seen the website, and Seth is there now. The website is generic in as far as the indepth info on the Dr's and such. I have been able to find out a bit more by going to visit on Sunda...Read More
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This made me feel good. Thanks! GOD BLESS AND THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP. I AM LOOSING WAIT SLOWLY AND I AM FEELING SO GOOD AND I HAVE LOOST 4.5 POUNDS IN 4 WEEKS.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Arizona College of Medicine, AZ
Graduated 1986MD

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