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Dr. Vicken Poochikian

Internal Medicine
Bladensburg, MD
42 years experience male

Locations

Office

Bladensburg, MD

Address

5632 Annapolis Rd., Bladensburg, MD, US
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Insurances accepted

Aetna Life Insurance Company

Bankers Life and Casualty Company

CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield

Cigna

Connecticut General Life Insurance Company

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield

UnitedHealthcare

Vicken Poochikian, MD

Bladensburg, MD

About

Bio

Been In Private practice, same location, for 30 years. I serve mostly inner city population, hence I witness a lot of medical problems of a Big inner city. I emphasize Preventive health with all my patients and educate them about healthy life styles. Doctor and Patient should work as a team to maintain and comply to health care . Honest and respectful communication can promote wellness. I promote anti aging , if one is interested to enjoy life. But there is a sacrifice , there is a process of education and understanding, need to modify life style , both physical and psychological, social.

Specialties
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Internal Medicine

Licenses

United States: District Of Columbia, Maryland

Languages spoken

Arabic, Armenian, English

Doctor Q&A

971 Answers
119 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vicken Poochikian
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Normal for you: Since it's been like that for as long as you remember, and you don't have any symptoms , then that's how you are. Don't worry too much
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vicken Poochikian
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Possible. : See a doctor to reevaluate your anemia and rule out other possible causes and get treated.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vicken Poochikian
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Essentially Normal : Almost 60% in 2 hours is in upper limits of normal. I wonder what was it in 3 hours? The important thing to know is your symptoms and why you had this... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vicken Poochikian
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Normal: It may take 10-14 days to start getting better. Keep clean, dry and take the antibiotic given. Keep the foot elevated . Visit the doctor for follow up... Read More
A 75-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vicken Poochikian
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
No relation: Propecia (finasteride) is a very low dose, so i don't think it has any side effect for conceiving or on your sperms. Propecia (finasteride) only helps... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vicken Poochikian
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
No: I don't think it will if it's only for few days onetime only. But if you do this frequently then it will.When you go back home take an extra half tabl... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Vicken Poochikian
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
What size?: You can comfortably drink 6 to 10 glass of water a day, depending on your needs and activity. It's a good habit to drink minimum 6 glasses of water a ... Read More
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vicken Poochikian
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Needs attention: You seem to have multiple problems which needs to be treated and closely followed to prevent long term complications. Treatment can be both by diet, l... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vicken Poochikian
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Therapy: No approved supplements. Some prescription medications may help, but should not be used as first line. It will help to see a psychotherapist to analys... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vicken Poochikian
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
I don't think so.: There should not be any side effects or interactions
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vicken Poochikian
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Possible: You may have disc compression and radiculopathy but no nerve damage yet. Discuss with your doctor to see a good physical therapist to correct the prot... Read More
A 83-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vicken Poochikian
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
No problem: As long as she feels fine that blood pressure may be considered as normal. If she is taking any blood pressure medicine, it may need to be adjusted.
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vicken Poochikian
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Possible: Most commercial or home BP monitors are not exactly accurate , but gives you approximate idea. Measuring blood pressure is a specific technique, even ... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vicken Poochikian
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Big enough.: Consult yourgyn. Usually you should have some pain at that size. Repeat sonogram in 8 weeks.
A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vicken Poochikian
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Antihistamines: It could be cold and or allergy. Try over counter allergy meds like allegra, Claritin (loratadine) or zyrtec. Drink plenty of fluids. If you have con... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vicken Poochikian
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Depends on amount: Probably a week later .Do not exceed the amount.
A 74-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vicken Poochikian
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Adjust split meds: I would adjust the dosage of your meds, such as decrease your dosage of Insulin at night. Most important us to know what's your hga1c, it should be le... Read More
A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vicken Poochikian
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
See your Dentist.: You may have an infection or a nerve damage, it's important you get reevaluated by trout dentist.
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vicken Poochikian
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Sucess rate is high: Depends on the surgeon and your post op therapy.
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vicken Poochikian
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Depends on symptoms: Depending how much it's affecting your daily quality of life and severity. Try healthy high fiber diet with probiotics and gluten free diet to start w... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vicken Poochikian
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
It's OK if works: Most common reason of exces gas is from diet. Could be also irritable bowel or pancreatic deficiency. First changed your diet , avoid food typed that ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vicken Poochikian
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Normal BMI: If your weight been same for more than a year, and your energy level is good i wouldn't worry too much , but see your doctor for a good check up and c... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vicken Poochikian
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Pregnancy possible: Your period is late by 3-4 days. Upt seems positive. Talk with your partner and see your gyn. We all know that sexually activity can result into pregn... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vicken Poochikian
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Get Examined: Without seeing you and doing a complete physical with blood test and getting your all medical history it's hard to give you an answer. It can be somet... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vicken Poochikian
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Need more info: Feeling tired may have many causes. Repeat testosterone level , also check your vitamin d, potassium, glucose. Need to know if you are taking other me... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vicken Poochikian
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Hard to tell: Have you asked the neurologist? Since he knows you better than us, i will ask him first. I don't think few days of Prednisone will cause any harm, but... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vicken Poochikian
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
?pulled muscle: At your age most common is a pulled muscle. But it can be caused by other things. Since you are already taking inuprofen which seems has not resolved... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vicken Poochikian
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Possible : One if the rare symptoms of angina is dyspepsia, indigestion and belching. Most common is chest pain that radiates to neck and shoulder or heaviness i... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vicken Poochikian
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Life style modificat: Usually if you don't sleep at night for some reason, it's natural that you will feel tired during the day and sleepy. It's like the jet lag. We have a... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vicken Poochikian
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Possible: These pills you take to prevent pregnancy are hormones , which affect your uterus and may cause premature bleeding, better to find other ways of prev... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vicken Poochikian
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Vague: The question is it clear? Black holes where?, size, ?Shape?, since when? Associated symptoms?
A member asked:
Dr. Vicken Poochikian
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Usually due To Dietذ: Change of bowel color or consistency is usually due to our diet. Irritable bowel also us a possibility. Try to increase your fiber intake, and gluten ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vicken Poochikian
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Check Gallbladder: Makes me think either your gallbladder is the cause or may be a food poisoning. Either way you need to be checked.Meanwhile stay on a light liquid die... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vicken Poochikian
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Should be.: We don't know the cause of yourself irritation. If its a heat rash, i prefer a&d ointment. If not better in few days then the cause is different , ce... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vicken Poochikian
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Gastrointestinal?: See a gastroenterologist, have an endoscopy and gallbladder sonogram. Rule out helicobacter pylori. Also get an x-ray of chest and upper spine.
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vicken Poochikian
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
See your OB: At age of 41 you are at a higher risk for pregnancy. I think you better see and discuss this with your obstetrician, he or she knows you better. It ma... Read More
A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vicken Poochikian
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Yes: But i prefer water. Don't drink too much oranje juice , since its mostly sugar , which elevates your triglycerides.Usually it's grape juice that is n... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vicken Poochikian
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Depends: Depends how much Aspirin you are taking?. If you were taking only one Aspirin a day as cardiovascular preventive care, which you don't need at your ... Read More
A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vicken Poochikian
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Lose weight by diet: Elevated cholesterol may be caused by genes and by diet. We can not change hereditary factors. As for diet reduce and eliminate sugar and fat of any k... Read More
A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vicken Poochikian
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Many things: At your age if 63, we are concerned about your heart. Usually most common is poor venous circulation in your leg , hanging your legs down all day, ost... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vicken Poochikian
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Trauma to your ear.: Probably the way you hold or press the cellphone to your ear is causing pain. Use other ear for a while and change the way you hold it, or use speaker... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vicken Poochikian
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Possible infection: See a doctor to get cultures done and start a treatment.
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vicken Poochikian
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
How much is to much?: Salmon is a good source of protein and omega 3. Balanced diet is always better. One of the concerns of eating too much seafood is the questionable mer... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vicken Poochikian
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
High blood pressure: I see you have an anemia, rapid heart rate & thyroid problems. All these may be interrelated and you also may have high blood pressure. It's a good id... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vicken Poochikian
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
No relation: Your watery diarrhea has no relation to pregnancy. You may have diarrhea due to your diet or an infection. See your doctor.
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vicken Poochikian
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
It's safe: I don't think it has any harms.
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vicken Poochikian
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Healthy life style: Healthy life style , avoid smoking anything, avoid alcohol drugs. Exercise . Use your brain to solve puzzles , exercise, play chess. Eat and sleep wel... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vicken Poochikian
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Probably normal: It may be normal. Periods may not be of same intensity every month. Having said that, i still recommend you see your gyn, get a pelvic exam and some b... Read More

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Jun 22, 2013
Great responses. Very accurate.
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Jun 26, 2013
Dr. Poochikian was very clear and gave a concrete recommendation. Thank you Dr. Poochikian.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Poochikian is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thanks so much Doctor Vicken.I saw my doctor on Thursday.And it's Sat night here now so hopefully I will feel better soon as I was worried
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you. Ive been having alot of severe bloating, burning, knawing and feeling queasy. No insurence wasnt sure if i should go to hosp.
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thanks. i don't smoke and i work at a desk daily as a product manager. I do have lactose intolerance and hayfever (but this hasn't started)

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

unkown
Graduated 1979MD

Medical/Graduate school

University of Cairo Faculty of Medicine, Egypt
Graduated 1979MD

Residency

PROVIDENCE HOSPITAL AND MEDICAL CENTERS
Completed 1983

Awards

Received Multiple Humanitarian Awards making a difference to The Community.
Official Citation from The Senate of State Of Maryland "In recognition of your desire to improve yourself and expand your knowledge.Your drive to continuously challenge yourself as a source of inspiration"
Top Doctor, First Place, Takoma Park, MD - Winter
2013

Affiliations

Elite Care Clinic
Prince George's Hospital , Cheverly, Maryland
Doctor's Community Hospital, Lanham , Maryland
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