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Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia ii, do, ms

Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
Erie, PA
21 years experience male

Locations

LECOM Institute for Successful Aging / Medical Associates of Erie

Erie, PA

Address

5401 Peach St, Suite 3600, Erie, PA
Directions

My office hours

Thursday: 9:00am - 4:00pm
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Insurances accepted

Medicare

Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield

UPMC Health Plan

Cigna

Coventry Health Care

About

Bio

Located in Erie, PA. I have a large geriatric practice and serve patients at several nursing homes and assisted living facilities in both Erie and Crawford Counties. I am accepting all patients over 50 years old.

Specialties
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Internal Medicine - Geriatrics

Geriatrics

Internal Medicine

Preventive Medicine

Wound care

Licenses

United States: Ohio, Pennsylvania

Doctor Q&A

782 Answers
9.3K Agrees
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia ii, do, ms
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics 21 years experience
Modify your risk: You need to consult with your physician to rule out certain cancers that can affect the blood. At the same time you should modify any behaviors or lif... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia ii, do, ms
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics 21 years experience
What's: What's your prune number? Increase prunes eaten daily by one prune until you have normal movements.
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia ii, do, ms
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics 21 years experience
Yes, but...: The body becomes thinner because of muscle and fat loss. Neither lead to better health. It is very important to maintain good nutrition and a sensible... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia ii, do, ms
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics 21 years experience
New chair?: You may need a new chair but first try putting something under your feet, such as a thick book or a box, that will raise your knees above your hips. T... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia ii, do, ms
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics 21 years experience
Maybe: There is some evidence that sids is caused by carbon dioxide pooling in the crib. There is also evidence that ceiling fan will help prevent this from ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia ii, do, ms
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics 21 years experience
No: It is just a collection of vitamin and mineral supplements with some propriatary ingredients.
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia ii, do, ms
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics 21 years experience
Maybe necessary: Varicoceles themselves can cause infertility.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia ii, do, ms
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics 21 years experience
Probably not: As long as it is only used for 5-10 minutes, it should not affect your baby.
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia ii, do, ms
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics 21 years experience
Effects?: There are no chronic effects of masturbation. Without entering into an ethical or religious debate, there are no adverse medical issues related to mas... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia ii, do, ms
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics 21 years experience
Common: UTI are somewhat common in the elderly, especially females. Hygiene plays a big role, but there is a direct correlation with both bowel and bladder in... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia ii, do, ms
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics 21 years experience
Yes but,: You need to consider the added calories into your daily calorie count.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia ii, do, ms
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics 21 years experience
Rescue inhaler: ProAir is a brand name rescue inhaler. It is used for short-acting relief of shortness-of-breath due to asthma and chronic lung diseases.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia ii, do, ms
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics 21 years experience
Diet: The feeling of bloating, heartburn, and excess gas is usually due to diet. Try to eliminate foods from your diet that are known to cause gas. Also red... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia ii, do, ms
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics 21 years experience
Weight loss: The best way to improve metabolic issues to achieve and maintain ideal body weight. Until weight is managed, no treatment will work well.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia ii, do, ms
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics 21 years experience
Maybe...: Off-gassing is the release of volatile chemicals from new items. It can be from clothing, furniture, new carpets. New homes can pose a unique risk to ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia ii, do, ms
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics 21 years experience
Unlikely...: It is very unlikely that you would have an accumulation of ‘fungus’ in your sinuses under normal conditions. If you are constantly exposed to farming ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia ii, do, ms
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics 21 years experience
Stop the laxatives: You need to avoid the use of all laxatives and see your doctor to work up the blood in your stool.
A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia ii, do, ms
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics 21 years experience
Yes: A blood glucose reading of 81 is relatively low. It is around the threshold where you would normally start to feel symptoms.
A 76-year-old male asked:
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia ii, do, ms
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics 21 years experience
Local hospital: Your local hospital will be able to give you the names of available doctors. You should ask for Sports Medicine specialist.
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia ii, do, ms
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics 21 years experience
Depends: Its not as much the type of food you eat but rather how much. Keep your caloric intake under 2000 calories/day.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia ii, do, ms
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics 21 years experience
Skin care: First, try to avoid mouth breathing. This is very common during pollen season when everyone suffers from sinus issues. Next, get a good moisturizing l... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia ii, do, ms
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics 21 years experience
Any age...: Whenever they become interested, girls or boys should be taught to cook undersupervision.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia ii, do, ms
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics 21 years experience
May act out: Many behavioral issues at school start at home.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia ii, do, ms
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics 21 years experience
Yes but..: It should only be given as a treat. Water should be the primary drink. Milk, juices and soda pop should only be given as a rare treat as they are some... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia ii, do, ms
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics 21 years experience
Eye shape: The shape of your eye ball is the cause of near- and far-sightedness. This is genetic and won't be effected by computer use.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia ii, do, ms
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics 21 years experience
Gum works best: Nicotine gum works best but any tobacco cessation program will work.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia ii, do, ms
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics 21 years experience
None: The most recent studies discourage the use of antidepressants during pregnancy.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia ii, do, ms
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics 21 years experience
Both: It really all depends on who is teaching the class.
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia ii, do, ms
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics 21 years experience
Location: Chicken pox should be spread over the entire body whereas a heat rash will only occur where the skin became too hot/moist.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia ii, do, ms
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics 21 years experience
Mercury...: It poisonous to the human body. Mercury levels in various foods will accumulate in the body and can cause harm. I don't know about a conspiracy but ev... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia ii, do, ms
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics 21 years experience
Many: The top reason for stopping IV fluids is that patient has received enough.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia ii, do, ms
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics 21 years experience
Pinkeye: "pinkeye" is a lay term used to describe any bacterial eye infection that causes the classic pink coloration of the whites of the eye.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia ii, do, ms
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics 21 years experience
Reconcile?: Make an effort to reconcile so that you have no regrets.
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia ii, do, ms
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics 21 years experience
Definitely!!!: Emotional extremes can cloud good judgment as much as drugs and alcohol.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia ii, do, ms
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics 21 years experience
Food: If you are trying to get pregnant, it is best to avoid alcohol. You should also avoid excessive caffiene, artificial sweeteners and processed food. Tr... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia ii, do, ms
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics 21 years experience
14 days after period: Most women release an egg on the 14th day after the start of their period. You can buy ovulation tests at the drug store.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia ii, do, ms
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics 21 years experience
Alcohol: Nyquil has a high alcohol content as well as several other medications. It is not recommended to take if you are pregnant.
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia ii, do, ms
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics 21 years experience
Probably surgery: Vein valves need to be repaired by surgery in most cases. Some new procedures use laser for treatment.
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia ii, do, ms
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics 21 years experience
The door...: Unless you are suicidal or unable to make decisions on your own, you have the right to sign out of the hospital against medical advice any time you wa... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia ii, do, ms
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics 21 years experience
Probably not: Sounds like a low chance of getting pregnant.
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia ii, do, ms
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics 21 years experience
Diet: It is likely due to significant changes to your diet. Make sure that you are eating enough fiber. And limit alcohol use.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia ii, do, ms
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics 21 years experience
Probably: Your ms is probably a big contributor but you should be evaluated just the same.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia ii, do, ms
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics 21 years experience
Yes: Both osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis patients can benefit from warmer climates.
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia ii, do, ms
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics 21 years experience
Meds: It might be a medication side effect.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia ii, do, ms
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics 21 years experience
It's complicated...: A low d-dimer level can accurately rule out a blood clot however, an elevated level only indicates increased inflammation.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia ii, do, ms
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics 21 years experience
Possibly: Tinnitus caused by a specific cause should improve. One of the most common reversible causes is blood pressure medications.
A male asked:
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia ii, do, ms
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics 21 years experience
More info: Obesity is defined by using height, weight and age to calculate body mass index. Please provide more information;.
A member asked:
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia ii, do, ms
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics 21 years experience
No: Not if you have had side effects from anti-inflammatory drugs.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia ii, do, ms
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics 21 years experience
Osteopath: You should get evaluated by someone who does spinal manipulation such as an osteopathic physician or a chiropractor.

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Dr. Philip Miller
Oct 24, 2014
I highly endorse Dr Fronzaglia as an expert on HealthTap and HealthTap Prime. His expert comments are insightful and educational. He is an asset to the HealthTap community.
Feb 3, 2014
I enjoy reading Dr. Fronzaglia's answers which are succinct, timely, accurate and of great value.
Dec 24, 2015
Trusted clinician, very knowledgeable
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, PA
Graduated 2000MD

Residency

MILLCREEK COMMUNITY HOSPITAL
Completed 2003

Awards

None
Top Doctor, First Place, Canton, OH - Winter
2013
Most Influential, First Place, Canton, OH - Winter
2013

Affiliations

Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
AOA
American Medical Association
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