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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

Tuesday: 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 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 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia ii, do, ms
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics 23 years experience
No limit: Fruit sugar is easy to digest and is unlikely to put on weight or cause tooth decay.
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A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia ii, do, ms
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics 23 years experience
No: Allegra (fexofenadine) is a non-sedating antihistamine.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia ii, do, ms
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics 23 years experience
Not likely: That would be very unlikely.
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia ii, do, ms
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics 23 years experience
Possibly: But it is usually localized to the abdomen and only on one side.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia ii, do, ms
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics 23 years experience
Not really: Many products make great claims but there isn't any product that is truly successful.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia ii, do, ms
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics 23 years experience
Sometimes: But be careful as some antihistamines can cause drowsiness.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia ii, do, ms
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics 23 years experience
Document them: Keep a diet diary and show your doctor after you have more than two weeks recorded. Record what foods and how much you ate as well as the time and dat... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia ii, do, ms
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics 23 years experience
Usually normal: This will happen occasionally and is considered normal but if it continues, give your pediatrician a call.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia ii, do, ms
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics 23 years experience
No, but...: You should keep your follow up appointment to make sure that the procedure was complete. In rare instances, there can be remnant of the placenta retai... Read More
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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 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia ii, do, ms
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics 23 years experience
Yes: Maca root seems to be safe to take for its stimulant properties. Always follow the directions on the container and never take with any other medicatio... Read More
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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 member asked:
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia ii, do, ms
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics 23 years experience
Call your OB: You will experience many new and often severe discomfort during pregnancy but let your OB doctor decide if it is serious or not.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia ii, do, ms
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics 23 years experience
Depends: There are as many women who prefer hairy men as prefer those with very little.
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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 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 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 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia ii, do, ms
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics 23 years experience
Yes: Yes, but should return to normal afterwards.
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia ii, do, ms
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics 23 years experience
Maybe: You will probably have permanent marks on your skin from previous damage. You should focus on preventing any further skin damage from acne by getting ... Read More
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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 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia ii, do, ms
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics 23 years experience
Nurse visit: A B12 injection usually requires only a nurse visit. Make sure that you made yourself clear to the person who makes your appointments.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia ii, do, ms
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics 23 years experience
Many reasons: Simply put, a miscarriage occurs when the body can no longer support the fetus. This can be due to a number of things.
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia ii, do, ms
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics 23 years experience
Not usually: With proper lubrication and gentle patience, anal sex can be safe and enjoyable.
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia ii, do, ms
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics 23 years experience
Moisture: Make sure that you are drying off completely with a clean towel. Do not get dressed until your body is dry or you may develop a musty, moldy odor simi... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia ii, do, ms
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics 23 years experience
130-170lbs: You should keep you weight between 130lbs - 170lbs to maintain a normal bmi.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia ii, do, ms
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics 23 years experience
Possibly: I may cause interruptions in you cycle.
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia ii, do, ms
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics 23 years experience
Multiple causes: Two of the most common causes of tinnitus are blood pressure medications and ear infections.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia ii, do, ms
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics 23 years experience
Yes: And this requires treatment.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia ii, do, ms
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics 23 years experience
Ignore: Make sure hearing and vision are optimally treated to reduce the risk of falls.
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia ii, do, ms
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics 23 years experience
Not tylenol (acetaminophen): Tylenol (acetaminophen) is not likely to treat the underlying cause as you may have found out! you need a decongestant such as sudafed or a nasal spra... Read More
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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 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia ii, do, ms
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics 23 years experience
Viral: Probably a virus. Make sure he stays well hydrated.
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia ii, do, ms
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics 23 years experience
No: Weight gain is no a side effect of warfarin.
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia ii, do, ms
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics 23 years experience
Repeat: It may be too early to be positive if she is pregnant.
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia ii, do, ms
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics 23 years experience
Probably not: You will have to wait about 2 weeks to check a pregnancy test but if you have a normal period, the change of being pregnant is very low.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia ii, do, ms
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics 23 years experience
Probably: Venlafexine is very effective in stablizing mood. Make sure you keep regular doctor visits to ensure that you are on the proper dose.
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia ii, do, ms
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics 23 years experience
Depends..: Radiation from the sun (uv) is cumulative and can lead to cancer later in life. Uv radiation can cause small changes to dna that will build up over ti... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia ii, do, ms
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics 23 years experience
Yes but...: You will likely experience pain at the surgery site during orgasm due to strong abdominal contractions.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia ii, do, ms
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics 23 years experience
Heartburn: Commonly known as heartburn, acid reflux can cause burning in the esophagus and a sour tasted in the back of the throat. If left untreated it can caus... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia ii, do, ms
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics 23 years experience
Barefoot: He may trip wearing shoes. And he'll have have better control barefoot.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia ii, do, ms
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics 23 years experience
Actos (pioglitazone): However, it has been implicated in causing bladder cancer. It is no longer routinely prescribed.
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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 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia ii, do, ms
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics 23 years experience
Trust: Trust is important in any relationship. If you can open up to your therapist, they may not be able to fully help you.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia ii, do, ms
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics 23 years experience
White strips: Teeth whitening strips are very good at bleaching stains.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia ii, do, ms
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics 23 years experience
No: Near and far-sightedness is due to the shape of your eye. You can perform eye exercises to help strengthen your focusing ability.
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia ii, do, ms
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics 23 years experience
Salt intake: You may be getting too much salt in your diet. Try drinking more water (yes, more water), and reduce not only the salt you put on food but also the sa... Read More
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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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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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