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Dr. JUDY WASHINGTON

Family Medicine
Avenel, NJ
39 years experience

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Judy Washington MD is the Medical Director for Student Health at New Jersey Institute of Technology in Newark. Prior to taking this position she was the Medical Director of Women and Family Health in Brooklyn and Assistant Director for the Mountainside Family Practice Associates Family Medicine Residency Program. Dr. Washington has been a member of STFM since 1996 when she left private practice to join the faculty of the East TN State – Chattanooga Memorial Hospital Family Medicine Residency. After the Chattanooga program was closed due to state funding, she joined the faculty at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School in Newark as assistant Family Medicine Clerkship Director and assistant Director of Medical Student Education. After assuming the Clerkship Director position, she was also appointed Chair of the Clinical Curriculum Committee for the medical school. While at NJ Medical School, she worked with the department to improve preceptor education and provide evidence-based medicine training and resources to each community preceptor. Dr. Washington is a graduate of Meharry Medical College in Nashville, TN. She completed her training in Family Medicine at the Mountainside Family Medicine Residency Program in Verona NJ. She spent six years in private practice after residency in a rural community on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. Dr. Washington has multiple interests that include yoga, running and meditation.

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Family Medicine

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

228 Answers
28 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. JUDY WASHINGTON
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Common side effect: Implanon can cause breast tenderness. It does go away with time. Monitor your weight because Implanon can cause weight gain which can aggravate the b... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. JUDY WASHINGTON
Family Medicine 39 years experience
See an ENT: You may need to see an ear, nose and throat specialist (ent). The specialist cn do testing and also make sure it is just a jaw problem.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. JUDY WASHINGTON
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Once a day: It is taken once a day. Take it the same time everyday.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. JUDY WASHINGTON
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Can be normal: This can be normal. It depends on your age and if you have any medical problems. Check with your doctor. Before that take a urine pregnancy test an... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. JUDY WASHINGTON
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Short interval: That is a very short interval. The treatment depends on your age. You can use oral contraceptives to lengthen the interval or a Mirena (levonorgestr... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. JUDY WASHINGTON
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Deoends on the state: You need to look at the health department rules for your state. The artist should follow the state guidelines and display his/her licenses. The artis... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. JUDY WASHINGTON
Family Medicine 39 years experience
X--ray: You need to have an x-ray done to make the diagnosis.
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. JUDY WASHINGTON
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Ye, it can: Yes, your partner can get pregnant if you leaked sperm. If your partner is not using a reliable form of contraception like the pill, iud, patch or ri... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. JUDY WASHINGTON
Family Medicine 39 years experience
After age 1 year: After the age of 1 year, you can start cow's milk. The child is eating three meals a day, snacking and weaned from the bottle. You should not start t... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. JUDY WASHINGTON
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Complicated: Domestic violence has been renamed intimate partner violence. It can be physical, sexual, psychological or threats. This is an issue of power and co... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. JUDY WASHINGTON
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Depends on age/sex: Health sexual organs depends on overall health. Folic acid is needed for women who are intending to have children. Otherwise health diet and exercis... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. JUDY WASHINGTON
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Yes, they can: Children heal fast. I am sure the surgeon used a very fine suture material to cut down on the risk of scarring.
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. JUDY WASHINGTON
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Cartilage tear: You can have have locking and popping of the knee if you have a tear of the meniscus. This shifting can cause pain and in some cases swelling. Exerci... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. JUDY WASHINGTON
Family Medicine 39 years experience
It depends: You should have an evaluation by a chiropractor or an orthopedist. X-rays may define the degree of curvature. Yoga therapy with an iyengar instructo... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. JUDY WASHINGTON
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Risks vs Benefits: It is a category c drug meaning animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled st... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. JUDY WASHINGTON
Family Medicine 39 years experience
It can be delayed: You can have a delay in bleeding. The pain is from the uterus contracting which is experienced as cramping. Ibuprofen 800 mg every 6 hours can help ... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. JUDY WASHINGTON
Family Medicine 39 years experience
See your doctor: I would say see your doctor for an evaluation. It can be as simple as a neck spasm and can be relieved by a nonsteroidal inflammatory agent like ibup... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. JUDY WASHINGTON
Family Medicine 39 years experience
No need to worry: According to the american academy of dermatology, the white spots occur after injury to the nail. Fortunately, as the nail grows out, the spot will d... Read More
A 63-year-old member asked:
Dr. JUDY WASHINGTON
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Not normal: White stool is usually caused by a lack of bile which is secreted by the gallbladder. It needs to be evaluated by your physician.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. JUDY WASHINGTON
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Best resource: Based on available studies and clinical use, melatonin is generally regarded as safe in recommended doses (five milligrams daily) for up to two years.... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. JUDY WASHINGTON
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Normal: Follicular cysts are normal. They are functional cyst that occur each month. They are caused by ovulation. No need to worry.
A member asked:
Dr. JUDY WASHINGTON
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Not wise: The nerve that runs through the bony areas of your elbow is very sensitive and too much pressure can cause numbness and tingling. It is the same area... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. JUDY WASHINGTON
Family Medicine 39 years experience
No: It is a chronic disease that can be managed with medications. It requires monitoring for complications that involve the skin, lungs, eyes, kidneys, l... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. JUDY WASHINGTON
Family Medicine 39 years experience
No OTC: There are otc treat. Probiotics such as probalac are effective. Natural ingredients like boric acid has been used to treat BV suppository or douche ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. JUDY WASHINGTON
Family Medicine 39 years experience
X-ray: You can only make the diagnosis by getting an x-ray.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. JUDY WASHINGTON
Family Medicine 39 years experience
It depends: If the smell is a fishy odor, you have bacterial vaginosis and that needs to be treated. Often a yeast infection cause a sweet smell. It also depend... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. JUDY WASHINGTON
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Yes: That is normal and can happen for a few days or weeks because of the insertion which is through the cervix and uterus into the fallopian tubes. This ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. JUDY WASHINGTON
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Get it evaluated: I do not recommend steroid on the face unless there is a condition that has been diagnosed and is proven to respond to steroid treatment. Your seen n... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. JUDY WASHINGTON
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Several Reasons: He may be under stress. It may be valuable to talk about what is going on. Also, if he has had alcohol, that can cause a problem. He should see his... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. JUDY WASHINGTON
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Time to stop: If you are having this problem, it is time to quit. I would recommend starting a good diet and exercise program. Alcoholics anonymous is a good start.... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. JUDY WASHINGTON
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Depends: I van not answer because I do not know what you were taking and the reason why.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. JUDY WASHINGTON
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Depends: If you have a psychologist or therapist trained in cognitive behavior therapy (cbt), that is the first place to start. Other interventions such as di... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. JUDY WASHINGTON
Family Medicine 39 years experience
It affects everyone: Parents should be proactive. We have sen so many tragic examples of what happens when we are not involved as a community. You should contact the pri... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. JUDY WASHINGTON
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Best after showering: It is best to use a heavy moisturizer after showering or at bedtime. I like any of them. Cost can be a factor. Creams work better than lotions. Pr... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. JUDY WASHINGTON
Family Medicine 39 years experience
It is not normal: If you are not pregnant, there should be no HCG in the blood. Certain tumors of the ovary, lung, stomach and liver can secrete hcg.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. JUDY WASHINGTON
Family Medicine 39 years experience
It will get better: It takes about two weeks. Try warm shower and take acetominophen (tylenol) or and anti-inflammatory such as Ibuprofen (motrin, advil) or naproxen, (... Read More
A 58-year-old member asked:
Dr. JUDY WASHINGTON
Family Medicine 39 years experience
They can be: Talk with the pharmacist to make sure that it has been calibrated and to make sure it is the proper size for you.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. JUDY WASHINGTON
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Calf slimming: There are exercises that can slim your calves. Walking is a great exercise. If you are overweight, it can help with weight loss and strengthen and s... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. JUDY WASHINGTON
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Exercise can help: Weight gain can happen after depression. Exercise and a good diet can help. I would suggest daily walking program. If you have access, you can work... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. JUDY WASHINGTON
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Could be: You may have an early pregnancy. If your period does not come repeat the test in 1 week.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. JUDY WASHINGTON
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Joint pain: There can be several cause. It can be as simple as a poor quality mattress and can be relieved with getting a new one. It can be related to arthriti... Read More
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. JUDY WASHINGTON
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Skin sloughing: If the yeast infection involved the skin in the vulvar, after it heals, it starts to peel off. The skin can get hyperpigmented at first and then pe... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. JUDY WASHINGTON
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Smoking & chest pain: This really is of concern. It could be an anxiety attack , bronchospasm (which is wheezing) or hear related. Heart related problems include fast hea... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. JUDY WASHINGTON
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Myth: That is an old myth. You should use an ovulation calculator which can help.
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. JUDY WASHINGTON
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Others include: Human pailloma virus or hpv can be treated but not cure. Hpv causes genital wart, cervical cancer, anorectal cancer and has been linked to urethral a... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. JUDY WASHINGTON
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Can take a few days: Anal intercourse can be uncomfortable because the rectal mucosa is sensitive and the anal sphincter can go into spasm. If you are not using condoms, t... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. JUDY WASHINGTON
Family Medicine 39 years experience
No: There is no over the counter remedies. You should consider joining narcotics anonymous or alcoholics anonymous. They have the best results.
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. JUDY WASHINGTON
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Depends: The work up would include first an abdominal ultrasound to evaluate the size and then a ct scan. The next step depends on the size of the aneurysm. ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. JUDY WASHINGTON
Family Medicine 39 years experience
It can: Making the decision to have sex is a very important step. It should be safe. So your partner should use condoms for prevention of sexually transmitte... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. JUDY WASHINGTON
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Talk with your surge: You should talk with your plastic surgeon and make sure he/she takes into account your age and activity level. The recovery takes a few weeks to ins... Read More

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Jan 25, 2013
Hello Dear, my name is Jenifer, I am, very happy to contact you today and i wish to be in good relationship and partnership with you, also i will be very happy if you can reply me through my priv...Read More
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. WASHINGTON is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. WASHINGTON is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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I appreciate your response about the yoga for stiff-man syndrome. Not too many doctors even understand the disease, let alone have recommendations for those of us who want the best possible outcomes i...Read More
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My posture sounds like part of the problem since I've been diagnosed with skulliosis. that and I'm 6'5, just tired of the pain meds and stuf
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Thanks Doc. Am very careful with diet but should start walking etc. Never been so badly dep. with no hope until zyprexa but A1 now Cheers

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Meharry Medical College School of Medicine, TN
Graduated 1983MD

Awards

Most Influential, Third Place, Newark, NJ - Winter
2013
Top Family Physician, Third Place, New Jersey - Winter
2013
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