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Dr. Larry Maturani

Internal Medicine
Troy, PA
24 years experience male

Locations

Guthrie Troy Communit Hospital

Troy, PA

Address

275 Guthrie Drive, Troy, PA
Directions

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Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Internal Medicine

Hospital-based practice

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

193 Answers
6 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Maturani
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Ultrasound may help: Without knowing all your history it is possible that you may have diverticulitis. This can be treated with antibiotics, bowel rest and pain medicatio... Read More
A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Larry Maturani
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Possible TIA: This could be TIA like symptoms. I suggest you see your doctor and have the following performed: ekg, tsh, echocardiogram with bubble and contrast, li... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Larry Maturani
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Good nutrition: There has been numerious topics on this subject and over the years many products have come and gone. Not too many years ago, focus factor was in fash... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Maturani
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
May biopsy: Ta i would not think is common at your age but nonetheless, your symptoms may or may not suggest this. With normal sed rate, i would have surgeon per... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Maturani
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Gallbladder: Sometimes your gallbladder can cause right sided chest pain, referred. If the pain occurred on inspiration, perhaps the lung on this side may be the ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Maturani
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Panic disorder: Panic attacks can cause these same symptoms but if you do not have anxiety, this would be low on my list. You should have blood work including thyroi... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Maturani
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Need more info: You gave predicted value but what was your actual value. By definition, asthma is reversable airway disease, i.e. Once you treat it, your lungs return... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Maturani
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Confusion/Lethargy: Several types of shock: cardiogenic, septic, hypovolemic etc. Patients with any of these will be treated in the ICU and are treated diffirently depen... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Maturani
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Tremendous Incentive: After one year off cigarettes, your cardiac risk decreases is less than 1/2 of smoker, 5 years risk of cva decreases, 10 yrs, risk of lung cancer dro... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Maturani
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Need GI Follow Up: Darker the stool higher up the GI tract. Now you mention red brown than more red. Sounds like you could have hemorrhoids but the black tar could be an... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Maturani
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Stop smoking: Stop smoking is the answer. Many benefits from this including decreased mortality benefit with heart and lung diseases. You will feel much better too.... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Larry Maturani
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Could be circulation: Some people, in particular can get what is ka raynauds disease which is a decrease in ciuculation to the skin esp hands/finger tips. Two types primary... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Maturani
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Not good: I ask why. Do they occur at night(gerd), do you have trouble swallowing, hiatial hernia;perhaps overweight. The fact that this is occuring, and that... Read More
A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Maturani
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Hard to say: I as a nursing home director had a patient with downs syndrome and diabetes. She just expired at the age of 65 from complications of pneumonia. She ... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Larry Maturani
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Safe: Many people are on these medications for hypertension and hypothyroidism. This is not to say that I am condoning alcholol consumption but in moderati... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Maturani
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
No: I assume you are using this for weight loss. It will not hurt but next time, have your pcp perscribe pre measured syringes.
A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Maturani
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Possible seizure: The shock you describe are neurons many of them firing at once. Normally, impulses propagate from neuron to neuron in an organized fashion to illicit... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Maturani
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Hypotension: You may have decreased cerebral perfusion when these events occur and lying down increases cerebral perfusion and they resolve. Question is, what is... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Larry Maturani
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Watch portion sizes: Monitor you glycemic index. Watch your glycemic load. Check you basal metabolic rate. You may be eating the wrong foods. Exercise if possible. Calcu... Read More
A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Larry Maturani
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
No: Beer although high in sodium will not cause your body sodium to increase to normal levels assuming you are well below the 135 meq/l as the low end of ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Maturani
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Any surgery is risky: I would say that that his risk depends on other factors i.e. Diabetes, hypertension, copd, tobacco use, obesity. Asside from this, he would have that... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Larry Maturani
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Confusion at dusk: Patients, especially the elderly are more vunerable to this, particularly if they are on chronic pain medication. Typically they are fine during the ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Larry Maturani
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Remove pleural fluid: When a patient has fluid around the lungs, sometimes we need to find out what caused it, other times we want to remove the fluid so the patient can br... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Maturani
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Albutero/combivent: Albuterol is a bronchodilator working through beta two receptors. Ipratropium in Combivent (albuterol and ipratropium) works through muscuranic recpt... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Maturani
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Possibly: The type of mushrooms purchased at the grocery are safe but some people could have sensitivities to them. If you pick you own, then i would be very c... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Maturani
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Keep in touch: Keep focused on events back in the United States-keep up with your favorite sports teams, watch world news etc. Make phone calls, talk with friends e... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Maturani
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Seconds: You i believe are referring to treatment of depression. They first sedate you so that you do not feel anything and then they shock your brain to caus... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Larry Maturani
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Pulmonologist: Pulmonologist can check via pft. This is best way plus you get categorized based on severity.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Maturani
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Cough, fever,chills: Yor will know because you are not better. A flu may last 3 to 5 days and then you get better. Pneumonia, you will not get better, you may have chills... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Maturani
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Not likely: Mrsa usually colonizes mucous membranes, nose, mouth. Although it is possible that you could become infected yourself, this more often occurs in pati... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Maturani
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Weeks: Azithromycin which is the drug that you are taking has a half life of around 70 hrs. That means that if you take 250mg of this tablet once, in 70 hrs... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Maturani
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Persistant symptoms: Flu like symptoms, breathing may be affected. Productive cough, fever etc. Of course, a chest x ray will soon tell you if pneumonia is present.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Maturani
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Good for 1 liter: A pao2 of 60 mm/hg is 90% spo2 so your moms pao2 is slightly less, probably 2 liters will get her to 92% which is reasonable. Normal pao2 is 75-100mm... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Larry Maturani
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Am: Am i on the right medication? Check on last pft. Annual influenza shot. Annual chest x-ray. Discuss new meds.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Maturani
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Nasal swab: Your doctor can check this for you. They use a nasal swab and send it to the lab. Results in one day. People who are MRSA positive seldom need treat... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Maturani
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Stop gulfing for now: You overdid it. Time to rest. Take an ant inflammatory such as motrin. After a few days to a week, get back into it gradually. Still having pain, ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Maturani
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Some limited options: I assume he had a cardiac catherization. Depending on his age, he may be a candidate for transplant. Not knowing the situation, he may or may not hav... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Maturani
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
See your doctor: In someone your age, this may or may not be an early warning sign of a lymphoma. Now, I do not want to worry you but you need to get blood work and ct... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Maturani
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Prenvent spread : Universal precaution protects medical staff from spreading or getting the infection themselves. They use gowns, gloves, face masks etc. Contact prec... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Maturani
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Sounds viral: Limited info. Needs worked up. Many possibilities. Liver or spleen could be involved. If you are worried about hepatitis, std's, drink or smoke exces... Read More
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Larry Maturani
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Yes: Stevia is a herbal sweetener. No problem.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Maturani
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
See your doctor: Probably abscess but could be anything. Your family doctor may be able to excise it in his office. If it is fixed-unable to move easily or, getting ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Larry Maturani
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Encouragement: You should visit him often for encouragement. From what you say, it must have been a very significant stroke. Sometimes, not much can be done in case... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Larry Maturani
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
At risk: This is major surgery since it involves opening the abdomen and resecting the obstruction. Maintaining volume during surgery and post operatively is ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Larry Maturani
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Cannot: Heart attack is damage to heart muscle either a partial portion or full thickness of a portion. Best thing now is to prevent another episode. Watch ... Read More
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Maturani
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Spider angiomas: I believe you are talking about spider angiomas which may be benign but also may indicate liver disease. You may wish to have blood work done for def... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Maturani
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
One causes other: Sliding hiatal hernia increases your risk of reflux. You are young enough to discuss correction of this problem with specialist. Although you may not... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Maturani
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Perhaps a lymph node: Sometimes you may get an infection and the lymph nodes that lie behind the ear (mastoid nodes) drain the area in the ear called the mastoid. A n inner... Read More
A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Larry Maturani
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Exposed to asbestos: Means that you may have or have worked around asbestos. Will not affect your breathing but may put you at risk for mesothelioma. Would have you doc... Read More
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Larry Maturani
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
See attention: At 4o, you are at risk just because of being male. I would at least advice you to go to your pcp and have an egd. And if you smoke, or are diabetic, y... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Maturani is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Maturani is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks for your quick reply! Is there over the counter medication or something I can take! I have been eating out for the last 2 weeks cuz of work!!!!
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I am seeing specialists on friday to get workup and schedual my surgery as it is large and is my 3rd tumor, just didn't know if safe to mix
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thanks dr Is there any side effects of the supplement that we take for weight gain ?

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

St. George's University School of Medicine
Graduated 1997MD

Medical/Graduate school

University of London, St. George's Hospital Medical School, England
Graduated 1997MD

Residency

VA Hospital
Completed 2007

Awards

Top Hospitalist, First Place, National - Winter
2013
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Affiliations

American Medical Association
Pennsylvania Medical Society
American College of Physicians
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