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Dr. Arthur Apolinario

Family Medicine
Clinton, NC
26 years experience male

Locations

Office

Clinton, NC

Address

403 Fairview Street, Clinton, NC, US
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 8:00am - 1:00pm
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Fax

(910) 592-6011

Insurances accepted

Aetna

Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina

Cigna

UnitedHealthcare

Wellpath Select Health Insurance

Medicare

Medicaid

About

Bio

Rural Family Physician in Sampson County, North Carolina, with Hypnosis Certification, weight loss coach, author of "The Absolute Last Weight-Loss, Diet, and Exercise Book You Will Ever Need to Read" on amazon.

Specialties
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Family Medicine

Holistic Medicine

Integrative Medicine

Doctor Q&A

41 Answers
13 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Apolinario
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Yes and no: In my experience it's easier to reduce/eliminate/"forget" the effect a person has on you rather than eliminate the person from your memory. If a perso... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Apolinario
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Depends: On how elastic your skin is, your age, and how overweight you were and how much you lost. However, NEVER base your weight loss on your skin. If you ne... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Apolinario
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Maybe...: Lots of possible causes from infected gums, poor brushing, all the way to a tooth abscess or tooth coming in abnormally. See her dental specialist asa... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Apolinario
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Yes and no: The decision to cut ties with someone is up to you. The use of hypnosis to reduce the emotional ties's effects on you is a standard use of hypnotherap... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Apolinario
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Yes and no: I've had patients have the same exact result months after stopping depo, but the most important thing to do is check for pregnancy first and have her ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Apolinario
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Depends: The answer to this really depends on the extent of your injury and the work you do, and needs to be discussed with your treating physician.
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Apolinario
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Yes: I have had several patients who had become allergic to Diphenhydramine after using it on the skin for poison ivy or other ailments, so yes, although r... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Apolinario
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Portion control: 1. Fastest weight loss comes from portion control 2. For every 100 calories you burn with exercise, your brain wants to eat 500 3. Eat til satisfied... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Apolinario
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Not always: Depends on the situation. Inflammation is a healing process that protects the body at times and that is normal. Sometimes it's a sign of disease. Best... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Apolinario
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Extremely common: I use hypnotherapy to help this situation. There are many techniques. First is to know the difference between true hunger (your stomach growls and gna... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arthur Apolinario
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Depends: If you are listening to the right recording, as often as you can but at least once in the evening before bedtime. If you are listening to a recording ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Apolinario
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Depends: The one you stick with. I get patients to lose lots of weight with no products. I have them reduce portions and divide their plate up in a way that is... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Apolinario
Family Medicine 26 years experience
No such thing: We have been told by many in the weight loss "industry" that 2-3 pounds a week is safe. But through gastric bypass we now know 1-3 pounds daily is per... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Apolinario
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Depends on amount: 1 beer on occasion (every few days) with a good weight loss program will not affect you at all. 2-3 daily will cause you to gain 1-2 pounds weekly. So... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Apolinario
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Ask your doc first: Everyone is different and has different tolerances for exercise and diet. Portion control is the best long term diet strategy. I usually have people m... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Apolinario
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Yes: Emdr is another effective accepted method for ptsd treatment. It may take several sessions but for many people it is the only thing that cures it for ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Apolinario
Family Medicine 26 years experience
No: They are both nonsteroidal antiinflammatory medicines. Taking Ibuprofen just a few hours later can cause stomach upset or far worse ulcers, in additio... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Apolinario
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Either: My preference is hypnosis, but both have worked for many of my patients.
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arthur Apolinario
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Not required: But it is certainly an option that can work. Join an 'antifap' forum to get support for your quest.
A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arthur Apolinario
Family Medicine 26 years experience
See your doctor: Get checked. It could be your medicine (statins namely) or signs of new blockages. Get checked asap.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Apolinario
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Weigh weekly: Weight yourself weekly. Then if you see your weight going up, adjust your exercise amounts and your food portions to allow yourself to come down and s... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Apolinario
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Two mirrors: Imagine two mirrors. One is the mirror one year from now where you lost the weight. On the other side the mirror where you stay the same or keep gaini... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Apolinario
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Yes: One day this week i saw 8 patients who i helped with hypnotherapy average 18 pounds of weight loss in 1 month each. The highest was 30 pounds in 1 mon... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Arthur Apolinario
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Third day: Most of my patients notice by the third day some improvement. The Azithromycin stays in your body for a few days. If you don't notice any improvement ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Apolinario
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Right: The majority of the time the right lower abdomen. There are rare instances of things being turned around, but extremely rare.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Apolinario
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Depends: Even an elephant is a vegetarian. In other words any fruit in big amounts will cause you to gain weight. So as far as "effective" and fat burning, the... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Apolinario
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Stretch receptors: Your stomach has stretch receptors. Your ability to feel satisfied from eating food depends on them. If you eat a smaller portion of food for a short ... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Apolinario
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Craving vs hunger: Make sure your hunger is true hunger first. If you say you are hungry, but your stomach isn't grumbling or growling, you aren't hungry, you are cravin... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Apolinario
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Get checked: Impossible to answer with so few details. Check with a gynecologist or primary care doctor like a family physician so they can test it.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Apolinario
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Best weight loss aid: Your will power and reason why you want to lose weight. If you have a good reason that outweighs the urge to overeat or overindulge or not exercise, y... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Apolinario
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Lots of things: Conversion of labor pain to pleasure, sexual dysfunction, performance anxiety, sleep disorders, pain control, depression, post traumatic stress, relax... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Apolinario
Family Medicine 26 years experience
At times yes: See an established hypnotherapist and discuss. Last evening i hypnotized a patient with 6 months of no sleep and anxiety. The anxiety was gone and he ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Apolinario
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Hate them: I haven't had any person have a permanent sustained weight loss with them in my practice. Qsymia and Belviq (lorcaserin) look promising according to ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Apolinario
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Many times, yes: If by erythrophobia you mean the fear of blushing, yes, I had one client who was able to resolve this issue after 3 hypnosis sessions. Everybody howev... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Apolinario
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Talk to the doc asap: Discuss your medications immediately with the prescribing physician if you make changes. Never make these changes on your own and talk to the prescrib... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Arthur Apolinario
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Totally depends: Depends on your size and your age and skin condition. I've had patients lose 200 pounds with good skin compliance that led to no surgery, and other pa... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Arthur Apolinario
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Yes: This is very normal, but if you have any problems or symptoms of low blood count like lightheadedness or fatigue, see your doctor.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Apolinario
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Yes: Yes it can when overdone. Discuss that with your doctor. But more importantly, if you are having unprotected sex (without a condom or birth control) t... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Apolinario
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Buttermilk: Not something i would recommend. Only times i've seen someone cure a fatty liver is with rapid weight loss like with gastric bypass or portion control... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Apolinario
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Ask your doctor: It depends on your particular situation. I usually begin with hypnotherapy and cbt, then add meds, but if the situation warrants, all of the above jus... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Apolinario
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Depends: Each patient responds to differently to the different options out there, but i've used tapping (aka emotional freedom technique), hypnosis, meditation... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Apolinario is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Apolinario is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thank you, sir. I was prescribed this med due to chronic headaches.
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Thank you very much. Passing this along to my father-in-law. I appreciate the quick response.
HealthTap member
Thanks for your quick reply! Also had the same with other meds like cipramil and effexor.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Tulane University School of Medicine, LA
Graduated 1996MD

Residency

SAINT VINCENT MEDICAL CENTER

Awards

American Medical Association Young Physician's Community Service Award
Sampson Independent Newspaper Award: Best Doctor, Sampson County, 2008

Affiliations

American Medical Association (AMA)
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