Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia ii, do, ms

Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
Erie, PA
23 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

619 Answers
7.4K Agrees
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia ii, do, ms
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics 23 years experience
Yes: Pvc's are extra heart beats that occur only in the bottom part of the heart knows as the right and left ventricles. They occur commonly with excessive... Read More
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A 72-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia ii, do, ms
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics 23 years experience
Depends...: It really depends on the condition being treated. These medications are used life-long for transplant patients but can vary for autoimmune diseases su... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia ii, do, ms
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics 23 years experience
Cause and effect...: Though MS can not be contracted from a fall or similar trauma, muscle weakness and poor coordination may be an early presentation of the disease.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia ii, do, ms
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics 23 years experience
Dementia...: Mad cow disease is called creutzfeldt-jakob disease or spongiform encephalopathy in humans. It is contracted by exposure to infected animal, typically... Read More
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia ii, do, ms
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics 23 years experience
Something you ate?: It sounds like you passed something that was not digested, possibly a pill or something swallowed whole. Watch your stool for any other abnormalities,... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia ii, do, ms
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics 23 years experience
See a specialist: If you feel that you are not getting good care, then you should ask for a referral to an infectious disease specialist.
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia ii, do, ms
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics 23 years experience
Muscle contracture: As the body dies, dehydration combined with malnutrition will cause the large muscles to contract leading a 'fetal position' appearance.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia ii, do, ms
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics 23 years experience
Diet: If dental/oral hygiene is good then diet is the next most common cause of bad breath. First things to eliminate from the diet is all garlic, onions an... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia ii, do, ms
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics 23 years experience
B vitamins?: B vitamin supplements are one of the most common causes of bright yellow colored urine.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia ii, do, ms
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics 23 years experience
No: Encephalitis is an inflammation of the brain and would not normally be associated with cancer. However if cancer spreads the brain, one might develop ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia ii, do, ms
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics 23 years experience
No: Prostatitis is due to a bacterial infection. Abstinence will not cause this.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia ii, do, ms
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics 23 years experience
All are fine: Everyone had their favorite but they are all very similar.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia ii, do, ms
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics 23 years experience
Unpredictable: Cold sores typically present during times of stress. More accurately, during times of lowered immune resistance. Though pregnancy is very stressful, a... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia ii, do, ms
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics 23 years experience
Air quality: You may need to use an air cleaner in your room. I recommend a cleaner that uses HEPA filter to reduce pollen and dander. You should also close your ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia ii, do, ms
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics 23 years experience
Test: You should probably take a pregnancy test. Though implantation can cause some sensations, the answer you seek will rely on the results of the test.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia ii, do, ms
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics 23 years experience
Same as women: Most men and women alike enjoy and benefit from a stable, monogymous relationship. Both sexes live longer and are healthier both mentally and physical... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia ii, do, ms
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics 23 years experience
Stomach ulcer: You can experience pain with eating and start to develop black, tarry stools.
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia ii, do, ms
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics 23 years experience
Yes: But you should have regular check-ups.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia ii, do, ms
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics 23 years experience
Discuss with doctor: There are too many factor to discuss here. You need to discuss this with your doctor.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia ii, do, ms
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics 23 years experience
Like this: Search 'bed bugs' for many more images.
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A member asked:
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia ii, do, ms
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics 23 years experience
Probably: By '24 hour flu' i'm assuming poor appetite with nausea and possibly vomiting/diarrhea. Most of your symptoms could be attributed to dehydration howev... Read More
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia ii, do, ms
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics 23 years experience
No: Most 'home remedies' will not cause harm but will also have little to no benefit as well. If you are having a problem, it is best to get evaluated by ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia ii, do, ms
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics 23 years experience
Any part: As long as the equipment is properly maintained, sterilized and operated.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia ii, do, ms
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics 23 years experience
Variable: You may start 'showing' in the first month or in the 4th month. It all depends on your body shape.
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia ii, do, ms
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics 23 years experience
Probably not: You probably aren't pregnant if you started your period on time.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia ii, do, ms
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics 23 years experience
Clots: You are probably noticing small clumps of blood. This is normal.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia ii, do, ms
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics 23 years experience
Pain reliever: I would recommend something for inflammation such as Motrin or aleve (naproxen). You should also start to gently stretch the affected muscle.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia ii, do, ms
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics 23 years experience
Yes: And sometimes even helpful!
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia ii, do, ms
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics 23 years experience
Blood?: If you have recently had your period, then it is probably remnants of blood.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia ii, do, ms
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics 23 years experience
Probably: As long as your eyeball is ok then there shouldn't be any lasting damage.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia ii, do, ms
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics 23 years experience
Yellow drainage: An infection will result in yellow drainage that can accumulate on the eyelids. Allergies will simply cause an increase in tears.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia ii, do, ms
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics 23 years experience
Possibly: Prolonged use of Nexium (esomeprazole) and other drugs in its class can reduce absorption of calcium and some vitamins. It has also been implicated in... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia ii, do, ms
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics 23 years experience
Post nasal drip?: The most common cause of constant throat clearing is post nasal drip due to seasonal allergies.
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A 71-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia ii, do, ms
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics 23 years experience
Possibly: Red yeast rice can cause the same side effects as statin-type cholesterol meds. Niacin has other side effects and should be taking only at the directi... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia ii, do, ms
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics 23 years experience
Ligament issue: You should first get an elastic knee brace to wear to help reduce the strain on your knee joint. If this doesn't help after a few days, you should cal... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia ii, do, ms
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics 23 years experience
Sometimes...: Severe heartburn can cause some referred pain to the mid-back but should not be immediately dismissed as it could be due to more serious issues.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia ii, do, ms
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics 23 years experience
Bladder cancer: Actos (pioglitazone) has been implicated in causing bladder cancer. The incidence is very low. The risk is higher in smokers. The typical presenting... Read More
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia ii, do, ms
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics 23 years experience
Any pain?: Blood in the urine without any pain or discomfort is concerning for bladder cancer. Urinary tract infections can cause some blood in the urine but wou... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia ii, do, ms
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics 23 years experience
Just tell her: Worst she'll say is 'no'.
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia ii, do, ms
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics 23 years experience
Plastic surgeon: A plastic surgeon can help restore most body parts to a more 'youthful' condition. Kegal exercises can help. They are done by tighening the same muscl... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia ii, do, ms
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics 23 years experience
Matter of perspectiv: The function of a primary care physician is to maintain and/or improve patients' quality and quantity of life through the practice of preventative med... Read More
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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia ii, do, ms
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics 23 years experience
Touchy subject!!!: The obvious answer is to change or add to your lubrication. You should have your doctor check examine you to ensure that there isn't an underlying ski... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia ii, do, ms
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics 23 years experience
Sun: Try keeping your shades open and you will start to wake up with the increased brightness in your room as the sun rises.
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia ii, do, ms
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics 23 years experience
Call your doctor: You may be experiencing side effects of your medication. Call your doctor.
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia ii, do, ms
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics 23 years experience
Food: Food is the usual cause of heartburn, which is a burning sensation or sour taste in the back of your throat. Severe cases can be due to ulcers and can... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia ii, do, ms
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics 23 years experience
Dehydration: Dark yellow urine is a result of dehydration. The kidneys are trying to retain more water. As long as it doesn't burn, all you would need to do is dri... Read More
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia ii, do, ms
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics 23 years experience
Stairs: Using a stair stepper or similar type of exercise will help to shape the gluteus muscle group. Look for exercise regimens that specifically claim to s... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia ii, do, ms
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics 23 years experience
Possible: But sinus pressure can usually be relieved with otc decongestants. If the pressure persists for several days without relief, call your doctor..
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia ii, do, ms
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics 23 years experience
Not an infection: This does not sound like a typical infection. You need to see your doctor soon.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia ii, do, ms
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics 23 years experience
ENT evaluation: I doubt that pvc's are to blame for your swelling. I could be related to underlying sinus congestion. I would start with an ENT physician for an evalu... Read More
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Testimonials
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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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