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Dr. Frederick Singer

Endocrinology
Santa Monica, CA
59 years experience male

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Office

Santa Monica, CA

Address

Santa Monica Blvd, 2200 22nd St., Santa Monica, CA
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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.

Endocrinology

Languages spoken

English

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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Singer
Endocrinology 59 years experience
Good treatment.: There are numerous effective treatments for osteoporosis but a cure is seldom achieved if there is a major decrease in bone density. One drug stimula... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Singer
Endocrinology 59 years experience
Serum calcium.: If the parathyroid glands are damaged during thyroid surgery the serum calcium can fall and produce tingling around the mouth.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Singer
Endocrinology 59 years experience
No.: They are completely different types of osteoporosis drugs.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Singer
Endocrinology 59 years experience
Yes, but unusual.: Hypothyroidism and hyperparathyroidism can occur together but this would be very unusual.
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frederick Singer
Endocrinology 59 years experience
1000 mg calcium: About 1000 mg calcium from food andor supplements should be adequate. The amount of vitamin d needed depends on how much 25ohd is in your blood. If ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frederick Singer
Endocrinology 59 years experience
Estrogen?: If you have estrogen deficiency as a cause of the symptoms, estrogen replacement is the best treatment.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Singer
Endocrinology 59 years experience
Yes: Either schedule should correct the deficiency. You will need a serum 25ohd measurement every month to determine when you are normal. Then the dose s... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Singer
Endocrinology 59 years experience
Same dosage.: The d3 and d2 are equally effective at the same dose.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Singer
Endocrinology 59 years experience
No.: Vitamin d injections should not cause stomach unless massive doses produce a high blood calcium level.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Singer
Endocrinology 59 years experience
Depends on severity: Mild to moderate vitamin d deficiency can be corrected within a month. Severe deficiency will take longer.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Singer
Endocrinology 59 years experience
Thyroid hormone: Take the proper amount of thyroid hormone, eat less and exercise more.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Singer
Endocrinology 59 years experience
Yes: Both types of medication can be taken but thyroid pills should be taken without food or other pills.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Singer
Endocrinology 59 years experience
Yes.: You could have an enlarged thyroid (goiter) or a nodule in the thyroid with normal thyroid blood tests.
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frederick Singer
Endocrinology 59 years experience
Fasting by 10AM: The most accurate testosterone measurements are obtained while fasting and by 10am.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Singer
Endocrinology 59 years experience
No.: Thyroid hormone corrects the effect of an underactive thyroid.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Singer
Endocrinology 59 years experience
No.: It is slightly elevated. It suggests your thyroid is not functioning normally. You should have tests for thyroxine and tri-iodothyronine, the main t... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Singer
Endocrinology 59 years experience
Thyroxine.: Thyroxine is the main hormone produced by the thyroid and if given in the correct dose correct the symptoms of hypothyroidism.
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frederick Singer
Endocrinology 59 years experience
Blood tests: Measurement of serum TSH and thyroid hormones would determine whether thyroid function is abnormal.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Singer
Endocrinology 59 years experience
It is desirable.: Many people with diabetes are overweight. A good diet and weight loss can control diabetes, possibly without medication.
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frederick Singer
Endocrinology 59 years experience
No.: Graves' disease is not generally associated with pain.
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frederick Singer
Endocrinology 59 years experience
2-4 weeks: Your vitamin d level should be above 30 in 2-4 weeks unless you are considerably overweight. In that case a somewhat higher dose may be needed.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Singer
Endocrinology 59 years experience
No.: Kidney stones should not affect blood sugar.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frederick Singer
Endocrinology 59 years experience
Diagnosis first.: Before determining how to deal with your nutritional intake it is important to attempt to understand why the bone density is low. Family history of l... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frederick Singer
Endocrinology 59 years experience
Teriparatide can cause bone cancer in mice but after many years of use in humans there is no evidence it causes cancer in patients.
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frederick Singer
Endocrinology 59 years experience
Yes: Prolia is a highly effective drug for osteoporosis. Evista (raloxifene) ( for women) is less potent but reasonably effective. Forteo is the only dru... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frederick Singer
Endocrinology 59 years experience
Maybe: Hypercalcemia can cause a short qt interval but the best way to answer the question is to measure blood calcium. High PTH could also be a consequence... Read More
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A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frederick Singer
Endocrinology 59 years experience
Calcium absorption: Vitamin d is necessary for absorption of calcium and phosphorus from the intestine, 2 important components of bone. It is necessary for maintenance o... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frederick Singer
Endocrinology 59 years experience
None avaiiable: Thyroxine is produced by the thyroid gland, not in plants, vegetables or fruits. Most patients take synthetic thyroxine which is very safe used prope... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Singer
Endocrinology 59 years experience
Rarely does.: If Fosamax (alendronate) is taken for more than 5 years a very small percentage of patients may develop necrosis of a portion of the jaw. Good dental... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Singer
Endocrinology 59 years experience
Weakness.: If the hypercalcemia is moderate to severe it could cause muscle weakness which is reversible with correcting the problem.
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A female asked:
Dr. Frederick Singer
Endocrinology 59 years experience
Possibly Forteo: The drugs which prevent bone breakdown, reclast, (zoledronic acid) Prolia and Fosamax are generally safe. A tiny percentage of patients may develop a... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Singer
Endocrinology 59 years experience
Low testosterone: Hot flashes may occur in men with very low blood testosterone.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Singer
Endocrinology 59 years experience
Less food, exercise: Weight loss is best achieved by eating less calories and increasing exercise. A nutritionist can be helpful.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Singer
Endocrinology 59 years experience
No.: Fractures don't lower bone density. Low bone density produces fragile bone which is more susceptible to fracture.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Singer
Endocrinology 59 years experience
Yes: Actonel (risedronate) is prescribed for osteoporosis.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Singer
Endocrinology 59 years experience
None.: I am unaware of any osteoporosis drugs removed from the market.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Singer
Endocrinology 59 years experience
Maintains blood cal.: The main function of parathyroid hormone is to maintain a normal blood calcium level. It does this by released calcium from bones, reabsorbing claium... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Singer
Endocrinology 59 years experience
Blood sugar.: A blood sample for measurement of sugar is the only way to find out. If you have symptoms the blood should be taken at that time.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Singer
Endocrinology 59 years experience
Hours: Vitamin d should be absorbed from the small intestine within several hours if there is normal function of the intestine.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Singer
Endocrinology 59 years experience
Dairy products: If you have been on a low intake of calcium and vitamin d (or little sunshine) you might improve bone density slightly over several years by increas... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Singer
Endocrinology 59 years experience
Chemical structure: Actonel (risedronate) and Fosamax are drugs in the bisphosphonate family. They have similar but not identical structures. They produce similar benef... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Singer
Endocrinology 59 years experience
No.: Estrogen levels can be measured in the blood.
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frederick Singer
Endocrinology 59 years experience
Yes.: The TSH level rises when a significant loss of thyroid cells are lost due to inflammation. In an early stage this is less likely to be present.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Singer
Endocrinology 59 years experience
Yes: Removal of the adrenal glands, untreated, would lead to death. Adrenal hormone replacement would prevent this.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Singer
Endocrinology 59 years experience
Yes.: Hyperthyroidism occurs in men but is more common in women.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Singer
Endocrinology 59 years experience
Glucose blood test.: Blood sugar may be elevated without symptoms so a blood glucose is the means of detecting an abnormality.
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A female asked:
Dr. Frederick Singer
Endocrinology 59 years experience
Less food, exercise: Decreasing food intake and increasing exercise is the most natural way to lose weight.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Singer
Endocrinology 59 years experience
Estrogen in women, t: Estrogen deficiency in women and testosterone deficiency in men.
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frederick Singer
Endocrinology 59 years experience
Cure of high calcium: A parathyroidectomy for primary hyperparathyroidism should cure the hypercalcemia and relieve any associated symptoms such as fatigue, constipation, o... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Singer
Endocrinology 59 years experience
Rapid heart rate.: Rapid heart rate, sweating, tremor, nervousness and weight loss are some side effects.
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you again, Dr.Singer for donating your time to give advice. It was straight-forward and I appreciated the feelings of support I received from it
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! What type of thyroid test do I need to ask for besides the basic one that they use to diagnosis?
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Thank u doctor !please tell me side effects of Dilantin also my son keep twitching his left eye is it due to fit he had 2 yrs ago.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

UC San Francisco School of Medicine, CA
Graduated 1963MD

Awards

Top Endocrinologist, First Place, Arizona - Winter
2013
Top Endocrinologist, First Place, California - Summer
2013
Top Endocrinologist, Second Place, California - Spring
2015
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