Dr. JUDY WASHINGTON

Family Medicine
Avenel, NJ
40 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

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228 Answers
28 Agrees
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. JUDY WASHINGTON
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Exercise: Exercise such as walking keeps the muscles toned, improves digestion and prevents constipation. If you are talking about muscle tone pilates is an ex... Read More
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. JUDY WASHINGTON
Family Medicine 40 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
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. JUDY WASHINGTON
Family Medicine 40 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
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. JUDY WASHINGTON
Family Medicine 40 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
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. JUDY WASHINGTON
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Several reasons: Pressure comes if you wait too long to pass urine. Also, not drinking enough water. A prolapse of the bladder or uterus can cause pressure. Just ha... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. JUDY WASHINGTON
Family Medicine 40 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
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. JUDY WASHINGTON
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Happens with bedrest: Blood clots or deep venous thrombosis can happen at any age but the elderly are at greater risk. I will refer this to a cardiologist.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. JUDY WASHINGTON
Family Medicine 40 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
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. JUDY WASHINGTON
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Chronic condition : Ibs is a chronic condition. It can be manged with diet, exercise and medication.
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. JUDY WASHINGTON
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Depends: If you are having irregular period bleeding then it can help rule out a cancerous or precancerous condition. If you are having bleeding after going t... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. JUDY WASHINGTON
Family Medicine 40 years experience
It could: The mini-pill is a Progesterone only bill. Breakthrough bleeding can happen. It usually takes 2-3 cycles for your cycle to adapt. However, if you m... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. JUDY WASHINGTON
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Depends: I van not answer because I do not know what you were taking and the reason why.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. JUDY WASHINGTON
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Not sure: An endometrial biopsy can be preformed by placing a small cannula inside the uterus and taking a sample. The tube is takes a sample as it is pulled i... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. JUDY WASHINGTON
Family Medicine 40 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
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. JUDY WASHINGTON
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Have an exam: Chronic skin conditions are best diagnosed by a skin biopsy. You need to see a dermatologist.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. JUDY WASHINGTON
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Once a day: It is taken once a day. Take it the same time everyday.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. JUDY WASHINGTON
Family Medicine 40 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
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. JUDY WASHINGTON
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Not really: Depending your dose and the formulation. If you are using a long acting morphine then there is no stronger form. However, you could have break thoug... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. JUDY WASHINGTON
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Depends : This is a Progesterone only pill. It may regulate your period but if you also want the contraceptive effect, you must be careful to take it the same ... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. JUDY WASHINGTON
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Depends: Spastic coon or ibs or diagnoses of exclusion. Other pathology should be ruled out. See your doctor.
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. JUDY WASHINGTON
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Not IBS: The problem is due to the pain medication. You need to increase your water intake and take a stool softener daily. 64 oz of water may not be enough ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. JUDY WASHINGTON
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Little evidence : There is little evidence to support the benefits of this treatment. I do like this info from dr. Oz. It concentrates on diet and exercise with reduc... Read More
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. JUDY WASHINGTON
Family Medicine 40 years experience
May take time: It may take time to become more effective after the hormonal changes you have gone through. Also the sleep deprivation can be a problem even on the m... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. JUDY WASHINGTON
Family Medicine 40 years experience
No: These do not affect std testing. We use test that are usually only affected by improper sampling technique ot medications.
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. JUDY WASHINGTON
Family Medicine 40 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.
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. JUDY WASHINGTON
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Your posture : You should be evaluated to see if your posture is the problem. You may be lifting the wrong way, standing or sitting incorrectly. http://www.mayocli... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. JUDY WASHINGTON
Family Medicine 40 years experience
No: If you are in the United States, the blood you were transfused is safe and free of HIV and any other infectious agents. You and your infant are safe.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. JUDY WASHINGTON
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Yes: Yes, it is a steroid and has been associated with muscle spasms and weakness. Discuss this with your doctor.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. JUDY WASHINGTON
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Switch breast: You want to start your feeding with the small breast then the larger one. However, this is completely normal. It can happen and is no reason to stop... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. JUDY WASHINGTON
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Not sure: It is so hard to make a diagnosis without looking at the scalp. You should talk with your doctor.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. JUDY WASHINGTON
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Yes: You can use mineral oil to loosen the scales and then wash with a gentle baby shampoo. Do not use the products that have lavender or other scents. U... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. JUDY WASHINGTON
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Depends : This is a Progesterone only pill. It may regulate your period but if you also want the contraceptive effect, you must be careful to take it the same ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. JUDY WASHINGTON
Family Medicine 40 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
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. JUDY WASHINGTON
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Erectile Dysfunction: Before you consider any medication, you should get an appropriate diagnosis. You should see your primary care physician or a urologist. Many of the ... Read More
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A 62-year-old member asked:
Dr. JUDY WASHINGTON
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Surgery or OMT: The diagnosis is a difficult one to make. It can be treated by osteopathic manipulation, injection at the nerve site or surgery. This is preceded by ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. JUDY WASHINGTON
Family Medicine 40 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
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. JUDY WASHINGTON
Family Medicine 40 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
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. JUDY WASHINGTON
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Could be: You may have an early pregnancy. If your period does not come repeat the test in 1 week.
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. JUDY WASHINGTON
Family Medicine 40 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
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. JUDY WASHINGTON
Family Medicine 40 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
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. JUDY WASHINGTON
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Myth: That is an old myth. You should use an ovulation calculator which can help.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. JUDY WASHINGTON
Family Medicine 40 years experience
It's permanent: Vasectomy is a permanent sterilization procedure. It is not easily reversible.
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. JUDY WASHINGTON
Family Medicine 40 years experience
It depends: It usually takes time for your cycle to return to normal after a miscarriage . To regulate the cycle, you can try a short cycle of an oral contracept... Read More
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. JUDY WASHINGTON
Family Medicine 40 years experience
It can be: Fetal hiccups are normal and can happen daily. Hiccups are caused by spasm of the diaphragm. It can happen if you eat too much, drink too much or sw... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. JUDY WASHINGTON
Family Medicine 40 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
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. JUDY WASHINGTON
Family Medicine 40 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
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. JUDY WASHINGTON
Family Medicine 40 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
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. JUDY WASHINGTON
Family Medicine 40 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
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. JUDY WASHINGTON
Family Medicine 40 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
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. JUDY WASHINGTON
Family Medicine 40 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
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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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