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Dr. Larry Maturani

Internal Medicine
Troy, PA
26 years experience male

Locations

Guthrie Troy Communit Hospital

Troy, PA

Address

275 Guthrie Drive, Troy, PA
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Specialties
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Internal Medicine

Hospital-based practice

Languages spoken

English

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161 Answers
6 Agrees
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Maturani
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Doubt it: Probably the mattress. Cardiac chest pain you will not confuse. Back pain has so many causes that i will not be able to mention in this bried encoun... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Maturani
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Seems like long time: I would check with pcp. He probably had culture and sensitivity on the urine and should be treating according to this. I would advise ultrasound of ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Maturani
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Safe, not adviseable: Safe but i doubt that your husband would be up to it. Prostatis is very painful and uncomfortable. It is better to wait until treatment has complete... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Maturani
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
See your Doctor: Question is vague. Any change in stool caliber? Any weight loss? You need to have blood work and probably a colonscopy and ct scan thorax. Do you o... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Maturani
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Possible Raynauds: Could be caused by raynauds primary or secondary. In this disorder, digits can turn white, then blue or red. Pallor is usually well demaracted. If y... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Larry Maturani
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
See endocrinologist: You could have several problems. I assume that you eat normally. Question too brief to answer correctly. But, you need to see a specialist that can... Read More
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Maturani
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Location of loss: A visual field loss can occur any where in the visual field including peripheraly. We have several muscles that move the eye: superior/laterial/medial... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Maturani
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Yes: After the exam, it is normal since they inflate the colon with air to get a better view. So you will have gas. Also, the prep you took may be lingeri... Read More
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A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Maturani
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Atopic dermatitis: You probably have atopic dermatitis and when you scratched it, you infected it wih the germs on your hands. I would try putting an ointment such as c... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Maturani
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Probably nothing: You need to see your pcp to be sure. A chest x ray with some blood work would be a start. Do you smoke? Is their a family history os asthma. You ar... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Larry Maturani
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Watch: Watch cholesterol, especially LDL levels. Don't smoke. Daily Aspirin or plavix (clopidogrel). Exercise as tolerated.
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A member asked:
Dr. Larry Maturani
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Region Involved: Peri hilar is the region of the lungs where the infection occurs. It is the area where the structures that form the roots of the left lun enter and le... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Larry Maturani
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Withdrawal: Quitting as you have done after using alcohol so long may be sign of of other problems. You need blood work and may need to be on vitamins. When you... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Maturani
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Tylenol (acetaminophen) or aspirin: Is your husband on anti coagulation. If he is on Coumadin or some of the newer factor ten inhibitors, he can use Aspirin which inhibits platelets and ... Read More
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Larry Maturani
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Most common alcohol: Most common cause of cirrhosis is alcohol. Other causes included virsus such as hepatitis. There is also non alcoholic casuse aka nash. Other cause... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Maturani
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Stop caffeine: Taper youself off though. You will get withdrawal headache if not. I was the same. On coffee all the time to stay up and study later at night fora b... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Larry Maturani
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Possible: The elderly are very susceptible to things like this. However, this is not typical. If this kind of behavior continues, first check their serum gluc... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Maturani
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Yes: Carafate (sucralfate) heals ulcers no matter the cause. It coats the stomach where the ulcer is located and protects the stomach from the acid enviro... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Larry Maturani
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Epigastric pain: Chronic pancreatitis is caused by chronic inflammation of the pancreas. No matter what the cause, the danger lies in the complications that can arise... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Maturani
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
No weight gain: Polyp will continue to cause problems. Suggest that you discuss further management with ob-gym of your choice. Sooner rather than later!
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Larry Maturani
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Adhesive allergy: Should have been gone by now, i would suggest getting over the counter Hydrocortisone cream or ointment and apply bid. If you have hairy skin, perhaps... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Maturani
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Possible: Technically it is possible but rare. Now, if you have relations and lets say your partner has an outbreak that you touch and then touch yourself witho... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Larry Maturani
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Fluid around lungs: Fluid around lungs has many causes. It can be exudate(thick i.E pus from infection, malignancy etc) or transudative(heart failure). It may be treated ... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Larry Maturani
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Not cardiac: Cardiac is normally substernal pain with radiation. Your complaint could be related to work, over exercise, injury etc. I would suggest x-ray of shou... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Larry Maturani
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Not good at all.: First thing is to make sure that the bowel is not full of feces. You should stop the feeding for now. Patient may have obstruction or ileus. There ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Larry Maturani
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Exchange CO2 for O2: Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transver... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Larry Maturani
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Yes and No: Sun poison can cause severe rash, blistering of the skin, fever and chills. Place you at risk for other problems such as melanoma, skin rinkles by bre... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Maturani
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Not painful: Tb pcr is nothing more than a blood test to check for TB as apposed to the skin test for the same reason. Pcr stands for polymerase chain reaction whi... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Maturani
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Call your MD: I would say that unless something was missed on the cat scan, that you may want to either call the hospital about your concern, call your family docto... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Maturani
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Symptoms: Pneumonia can be bacterial or viral but flu by definition is viral. With flu you will have muscle aches, pain, perhaps fever and chills. You will nee... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Maturani
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Need ua c&s: You need to have a urine analysis with culture and sensitivity. Also, pelvic ultrasound. Did you ever have abdominal or pelvic surgery. If so, your ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Maturani
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Yes but!!!: There is always that chance but i assume your father went to the hospital. He may have had an emergency cardiac cath with or without stent. If not, ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Maturani
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Adenomas: The thyroid gland is made up of a cells called follicles that secrete T4 and T3 (liothyronine) through the interaction of iodine. Sometimes, these fo... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Larry Maturani
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Chest x ray: Start with simple chest x ray. Not sure what you mean by pinches. If nothing shows up then ct scan is warranted. This may be nothing more than musc... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Maturani
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Antibiotic/steroid: Cold weather causes rhinorrhea. Coming into the warm air should help dry the nostrils but if you continue having stuffy nose, perhaps you have sinusi... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Maturani
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Regular vs Irregular: A-fib is very irregular conduction to the ventricles whereas a-flutter is more regular conduction. The p-waves on ekg during flutter are characteristr... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Larry Maturani
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Regualr: Regular use of bronchodilators(mdi) or nebs, prn antibiotics and steroids. Tadorza is new to try.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Maturani
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Hydroxyurea: There are numerous creams used for malasma (dark spots) that incorporate hydroxyurea. Also tretinoin, kojic and Azelaic Acid in various mixtures good... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Maturani
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Benign headache: Since you just had a checkup, i presume you told your doctor about this. If these persist, your doctor would be wise to order imaging. Now while it ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Maturani
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Yes but not alone: An inhaler such as albuterol will help open the airways but an anti-inflammatory and antibiotics are also necessary. Sometimes an oral or IV steriod ... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Larry Maturani
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Not Likely.: The symptoms you describe are most likely musculoskeletal in nature. This can occur when you overwork muscles for example with strenous exercise or h... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Maturani
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
No: The breast is given a local anesthetic, a small needle is inserted and the fluid is aspirated. The fluid is sent to the lab for evaluation. The whole ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Maturani
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Possible: Cold sore is cause by hsv i while genital herpes is usually caused by hsv ii. Could a cold sore cause genital herpes? It would be possible if the so... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Maturani
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Perhaps: The right sided cyst sounds lke it may be a complex rather than a simple cyst and is likely to be causing you problems if it hasen't already. I presu... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Larry Maturani
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
No: By definition, elevated TSH is hypothyroidism. T4 is not the active one, rather it is T3 and it is ft3 that is in fact the active hormone. T4 is conv... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Maturani
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Blood work: Need cbc, ferritin, transferin and serum iron. These will be off in varying degrees to make diagnosis. More common in women of reproductive yrs becaus... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Maturani
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Involuntary movement: Dystonia is an involuntary muscle contraction, repetitive twisting, posturing whereas spasm is also sudden involuntary contraction of muscle groups. G... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Maturani
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Need more blood work: Tsh range is .5 to 5.0 miu/ml so TSH is wnl. With nodules, ultrasound of thyroid may be prudent. Blood work normal so i asume you are not anemic or d... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Maturani
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Not directly: High blood pressure can be caused by pain associated with untreated nephrolithiasis. Otherwise, no. I would suggest that you look into other causes ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Larry Maturani
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Possible infection: Sometimes, a UTI can cause this symptom. Also, could be a problem with bladder sphincter but i doubt this at your age. I suggest trying antibiotic f... 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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