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Dr. Swati Avashia

Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Austin , TX
24 years experience female

Locations

Office

Austin , TX

Address

1313 Red River, Suite 100, Austin , TX
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: Closed
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About

Bio

After residency in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at Indiana University in Indianapolis. Dr. Avashia spent two years in the United States Public Health Service as an Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. During her term of service, she was stationed at the Texas Department of State Health Services in the Infectious Disease Epidemiology and Surveillance division. Dr. Avashia then spent five years working in indigent care clinics in Austin until she joined the Department of Family Medicine at UTSW Austin in October 2009. Her academic interests include pediatric and adolescent medicine curriculum and development, teaching evidence-based medicine, and health care disparities. She enjoys treating patients of all ages but has a particular interest in adults and children requiring complex medical care.

Specialties
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Internal Medicine and Pediatrics

Holistic Medicine

Integrative Medicine

Languages spoken

Gujarati

Doctor Q&A

204 Answers
228 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A female asked:
Dr. Swati Avashia
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 24 years experience
Costochondritis: You may have costochondritis, it is an inflammation of the cartilage that connects your ribs to your collar bone. It could also be chest muscle sorene... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Swati Avashia
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 24 years experience
Yes: It is not unusual for babies to have a decreased appetite when they are i'll. Your baby's appetite will return to normal as the illness starts to reso... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Swati Avashia
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 24 years experience
Watchful waiting: With a low grade fever and no symptoms you can wait a day or two and see if symptoms develop that explain the cause. Often it is because you have a r... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Swati Avashia
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 24 years experience
Unclear: The exact causal relationship has not been completely defined. But adopting healthy lifestyle changes to help control diabetes may help to decrease ca... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Swati Avashia
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 24 years experience
Many causes: Missed periods can be caused by stress, increased exercise/athletics, or sudden changes in weight. Sometimes the problem can be more serious and may r... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Swati Avashia
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 24 years experience
See link: Too long to fit in this space. See this link for details: http://intramural.Nimh.Nih.Gov/pdn/web.Htm.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Swati Avashia
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 24 years experience
Distraction: Depends on the age of your child. You may be able to use guided imagery or biofeedback to help tolerate procedures better. A psychologist can help wit... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Swati Avashia
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 24 years experience
Depends: Duration of flares and remissions is hard to predict without knowing which disease you are talking about and how you have responded to treatments thus... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Swati Avashia
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 24 years experience
Finicky eaters: Too much juice or milk decreases a toddlers appetite. Toddlers are also more likely to be "grazers" and eat several small snacks a day rather than 3 ... Read More
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Swati Avashia
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 24 years experience
What Kind?: Protein shakes are not recommended in people younger than 18 years of age. Neither are energy drinks. If you want to boost your protein intake you c... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Swati Avashia
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 24 years experience
Maybe: Depending on your skin type and the appearance of the marks, laser treatmet might work. Talk with a dermatologist.
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Swati Avashia
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 24 years experience
Fussiness: Increased fussiness and trouble sleeping can be signs that your infant is overstimulated. But you have to make that assessment in the appropriate con... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Swati Avashia
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 24 years experience
Cough, wheeze: Symptoms of asthma may include: --dry cough, especially at night or in response to specific "triggers" like allergens. --chest tightness --shortness... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Swati Avashia
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 24 years experience
How does it look?: If it is ingrown, red, swollen, tender, or has pus, you should see a doctor. If it's sore because you pulled a hangnail, try using some triple antibio... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Swati Avashia
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 24 years experience
2-5 days old: Newborns, especially breastfed ones, should be seen ideally 48-72 hours after going home from the hospital. On a case by case basis some babies have t... Read More
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Swati Avashia
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 24 years experience
May be yeast: Discharge fluctuates with women's cycles. If the amount or character of the discharge is different from what's normal for you it could be a sign of a ... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Swati Avashia
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 24 years experience
No symptoms: The majority with gonorrhea have no symptoms. If symptoms exist they are penile or vaginal discharge and burning with urination. If gonorrhea goes unt... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Swati Avashia
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 24 years experience
See a therapist: You probably need the help of a therapist to get through this. You can try a transitional object, something soothing from home that she can take to sc... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Swati Avashia
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 24 years experience
Many causes: Has your child been evaluated by her doctor? It could be any number of things including iron deficiency, psoriasis, recent hand, foot, mouth disease, ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Swati Avashia
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 24 years experience
See your doctor: Heel pain can be be from many different causes. The exercises your were given sound like they are for plantar fascitis but you may have another condi... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Swati Avashia
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 24 years experience
Maybe: A week is a little long to have a persistent sore throat from a typical viral infection. If you are having a runny nose, cough, congestion, it is les... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Swati Avashia
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 24 years experience
How does s/he look?: The height of fever does not reliably distinguish between a viral and bacterial infection. If your child has fever for 3-4 days and is acting normally... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Swati Avashia
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 24 years experience
Standard dose: 1 gram is the standard dose for chlamydia if it's just in the cervix. If you are still having symptoms see your doctor. You may have gotten reinfected... Read More
A 57-year-old member asked:
Dr. Swati Avashia
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 24 years experience
Ask your doctor: There are individual risk factors that affect fracture healing. Your doctor knows you best and is the person who can answer this question most accura... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Swati Avashia
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 24 years experience
Usually < 5 or > 0.5: Depends on the normal range for the lab where the test was processed. If it's high or low it should be interpreted in the context of a free T4 and whe... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Swati Avashia
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 24 years experience
Multiple factors: This is a great explanation: http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/diabetes/an01072.
A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Swati Avashia
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 24 years experience
Sometimes: Fibroids may affect conception/pregnancy if they are a size or location that block your fallopian tubes or interfere with sperm travel from your cervi... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Swati Avashia
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 24 years experience
How does he look?: I wouldn't focus on the degree of his fever, i would focus on how he looks. Fever is a normal part of the body's way of fighting infection. If he is... Read More
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Swati Avashia
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 24 years experience
Change the diaper: You are a blessed mom! that's unusual. You don't want your baby to stay in a soaking wet diaper for that long every night because it can lead to skin ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Swati Avashia
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 24 years experience
See you doctor: You should be evaluated. If your period was lighter than usual you might be pregnant or having an a ovulating cycle. Also pelvic infections can cause ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Swati Avashia
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 24 years experience
Maybe: If your liver is inflamed and the capsule around it is being stretched you can feel some discomfort. Some people with hepatitis c don't have liver inf... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Swati Avashia
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 24 years experience
Maybe: Headaches are a reported side effect of ventolin. But rarely, ventolin can cause really high blood pressure and headaches can be a symptom of really h... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Swati Avashia
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 24 years experience
Probably OK: Breast milk is better digested than formula. At 3-4 wks of age breast fed babies may have a decrease in frequency of poops to every few days. Switch... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Swati Avashia
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 24 years experience
Athlete's foot?: You may have athlete's foot (tinea pedis). It can be a chronic, recurring condition that gets worse in warm or humid climates. Here's a link to more ... Read More
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Swati Avashia
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 24 years experience
No harm done: You may not be able to get others to change their behavior. If you can, great, if you can't, don't sweat it. Baby talk is not going to harm your baby'... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Swati Avashia
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 24 years experience
Therapy: Pelvic floor stimulation therapy is available to help improve tone and treat stress incontinence after having a baby. Talk with your doctor to see if ... Read More
A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Swati Avashia
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 24 years experience
None really: It's an overuse injury so splinting, ice, rest, massage, and antinflammatories are the treatments. If they're not working you may need surgery.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Swati Avashia
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 24 years experience
Need more info: How long ago did you have your third child? Are you breast feeding? What do you mean by "inpant"? Do you mean implanon? Do you have an iud?
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Swati Avashia
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 24 years experience
There is a cure: He needs to see a doctor. Treatment for hepatitis c depends on the genetics of the virus and the individual person's ability to withstand the intense ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Swati Avashia
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 24 years experience
Count calories: A good guide is that if you cut 500 calories out of your diet each day you will loose 1 pound a week. Logging calories is a good way to help you lose ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Swati Avashia
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 24 years experience
Go see a doctor: Episodic severe pain like that may be from a kidney stone, a gallstone, a problem in your intestines, or a problem with your ovaries. You should be ev... Read More
A 57-year-old member asked:
Dr. Swati Avashia
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 24 years experience
Food Diary: Many foods can cause increased intestinal gas. There are also some malabsorption conditions that can cause increase gas and bloating. You should cons... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Swati Avashia
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 24 years experience
Should be: There is no evidence to the contrary. The most important thing about menstrual cups is that you use them as directed and you follow closely the recomm... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Swati Avashia
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 24 years experience
Anti fungal cream: Buy over the counter anti-fungal cream like Clotrimazole and apply it twice a day for 10-14 days. If it doesn't resolve or if it worsens see your doc... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Swati Avashia
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 24 years experience
Difficult: Tubal ligation reversal is difficult and expensive (usually not covered by insurance). Furthermore, the likelihood of a successful pregnancy afterward... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Swati Avashia
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 24 years experience
Yes: There is no difference in how effective they are. Always go for the cheaper, generic drug when you have a choice in over the counter medicines.
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Swati Avashia
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 24 years experience
Nasal saline drops: Nasal saline drops are the best remedy. Mix 1/4 tsp non-iodized or kosher salt, 1/8 tsp baking soda, and one cup of warm water (same as body temperat... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Swati Avashia
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 24 years experience
Many causes: You should really be evaluated. It can be from deconditioning, heart problems, lung problems, smoking, kidney problems, thyroid problems...Etc. See th... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Swati Avashia
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 24 years experience
Callus remover pads: Have you tried over the counter callus remover pads? They are like bandaids with medicine to help soften callouses. You can also see your doctor or a... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Swati Avashia
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 24 years experience
Yes: If you mean he puts his hand in his diaper to play with his penis, this is normal. I would not shame him but it is ok to give guidelines about when th... Read More

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Mar 24, 2012
I really enjoy the good and straight to the point opinions of Dr. Avashia.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Avashia is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Avashia is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! This has started happening to my 2 yr son, along with his nails peeling at the top. He had hand, foot, and mouth in12/17. I didn't know this could be a result. Thank you...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Shortness of breath completely resolved with loss of 30+ pounds over a 4 month period. Thank you for your information.
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thanks a lot, but swelling is in the face side of the ear and not behind the ear. i hope u got my request and fully suggest the problem and remedy.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

West Virginia University School of Medicine, WV
Graduated 1998MD

Awards

Top Internist and Pediatrician, First Place, Texas - Winter
2013
Top Internist and Pediatrician, First Place, Texas - Summer
2013
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