Dr. Vicken Poochikian

Internal Medicine
Bladensburg, MD
44 years experience male

Locations

Office

Bladensburg, MD

Address

5632 Annapolis Rd., Bladensburg, MD, US
Directions

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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

773 Answers
91 Agrees
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vicken Poochikian
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
Risk of Thrombosis : such acute and progressive swelling and pain concerns me, you must rule out deep or superficial vein thrombosis, and or Cellulitis. Better be seen asa... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vicken Poochikian
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
Is he HIV positive?: It depends if he is HIV positive, then the virus may be transferred to you, there is a risk. Ask him if he can provide you w/ his most recent blood te... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vicken Poochikian
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
CT scans also have some radiation involved, but less than routine X rays. Let your Obstetrician know about it so they can do more appropriate testing... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vicken Poochikian
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
Try Aleve (naproxen): For few days try Aleve (naproxen) or advil, if not improving see an ear doctor.You may have one side ear infection as well. Meanwhile change your bad ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vicken Poochikian
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
Radiculopathy: It sounds like a nerve root in your lower back spine is "being pinched", also called "disc disease", it may also been spinal stenosis. Suggest to be e... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vicken Poochikian
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
See Dermatologist.: Some cysts may recur. I do not think vaselin or "fucidin" will resolve it. My concern is to rule out some kind of skin cancer on your nose.Let a derma... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Vicken Poochikian
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
Return to your Docto: If pain is not better after few seats of antibiotics, you either have the wrong antibiotics or something else is causing the pain, so you better retur... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vicken Poochikian
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
Ask for pain pill.: I assume your doctor is suspecting something, since you will have mammogram in 2 days, just take some pain medications for few days until they know wh... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Vicken Poochikian
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
Stay in Shade.: By all means avoid sunburn, since it increase your risk of skin cancer, some very serious, as melanoma. Always use very high spf skin lotions, and do... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vicken Poochikian
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
Don't worry: As long as you are moving during those 4 hours, i wouldn't worry.
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A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vicken Poochikian
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
Check TSH: Your thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) level needs to be checked first, and accordingly start on a reasonable dosage of thyroid supplement ( synthroid... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vicken Poochikian
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
Depends : Depends on your height . It's pprrfered that your bmi is less than 25. Look at bmi charts and you will find out what's your ideal weight. It's also im... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vicken Poochikian
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
No relation: I don't think you spider veins are the cause of your numbness. Numbness is more a neuropathic origin, nerve conduction studies may be helpful to diag... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vicken Poochikian
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
Not necessarily.: If your heart rate has always been slow and you have no symptoms you don't need an md. But I should also advice to see a doctor make sure you don't ha... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vicken Poochikian
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
Infection&congestion: Probably you have a bad sinus and nostril infection. Besides keeping it clean , dry, apply neospotin ointment for now. If congested take some deconge... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vicken Poochikian
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
?? Medications: We need to know if you we're given any medications after surgery , specially pain medications with codeine, you may be having an allergic reaction. St... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vicken Poochikian
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
Should You?: You can , but it's better to focus on treatment first.
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vicken Poochikian
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
Call insurance: The best thing is to call your insurance customer service and ask them which rheumatologists in your town accept that insurance.
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A member asked:
Dr. Vicken Poochikian
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
Do a Sonogram: There may be many causes , so treatment depends on the cause. Try some anti acids , if pain persists you need to be seen by a doctor to do a sonogram ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vicken Poochikian
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
Unlikely : If you are 7 weeks pregnant in august 7, then your approximate encounter must have been 7-8 weeks ago . Do you remember when was your last menstrual ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vicken Poochikian
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
That's large: Depends on the severity of pain. Since its causing pain itinary be treated surgically. Meanwhile you can try tramadol, Nucynta (tapentadol) or oxycodo... Read More
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A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vicken Poochikian
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
Possible.: Any blood pressure medicine can cause it. Your lightheadedness could be from low blood pressure , or slow heart rate, and or abnormal circulation. Pl... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vicken Poochikian
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
??Bursitis: You may have a serious damage -injury to your shoulder joint, may be a tear in rotator cuff , if advil (ibuprofen) or Motrin doesn't help , you will n... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Vicken Poochikian
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
Anything : But if you have a cold you must drink more liquids. I recommend to my patients a lot of chicken soup, and as important is rest.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vicken Poochikian
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
Yes!: Any skin lesions which appeared recently or changing in color , size or shape should be evaluated by a dermatologist.
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A female asked:
Dr. Vicken Poochikian
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
Don't think so: But smoking increases risk of pulmonary , vascular and cardiac problems. Besides it hurts your pocket and your dear ones around you.
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vicken Poochikian
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
Yes it's possible: You had sex 10 days prior to your expected period, so it is possible. If your periods are regular and your period is late , then you will find out.
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A member asked:
Dr. Vicken Poochikian
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
Depends: It will help to see it. For how long you have it, is it changing in size , shape or color ?Many possibilities. See a dermatologist.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vicken Poochikian
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
May be.: Sometimes Amoxicillin can upset your stomach. Try another antibiotic. Discuss with your doctor.
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vicken Poochikian
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
See Otolatyngologis: Most common reason of chronic "off balance" could be a middle ear problem. See an otolaryngologist to examine you, you may need an MRI or a ct scan of... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vicken Poochikian
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
Many reasons.: If its of new onset, most possible could be a viral infection, but without seeing you and doing a proper evaluation, its hard to give you all the reas... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vicken Poochikian
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
May be serious : If the weakness and heaviness is persisting, my concern is if you are having a stroke. I do not know your age nor your medical history to advice you ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vicken Poochikian
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
Not necessarily: I believe an internist should be able to manage most diabetics if not all.
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vicken Poochikian
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
Don't Play: Its not safe to play with pimples on your face. You may get a serious infection and even cause blindness . Probably its a cystic lesion, needs to be e... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vicken Poochikian
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
It seems not: Restart cymbalta, (duloxetine) and give it time to see if parasthesia will improve. Usually it takes 4-6 weeks to see any improvement. Be patient, if ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vicken Poochikian
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
Stop alcohol: Probably he can not tolerate alcohol .Needs to quit and that may sove the problem. Help him to quit. May need detox and/or medical attention.
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vicken Poochikian
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
Can be serious: If you started all of a sudden getting clammy, sweating and vomiting , you better see a doctor very soon, you may have a serious infection or other se... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Vicken Poochikian
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
Norflex (orphenadrine) wouldn't: You better see an ENT to check your throat . Endoscopy may miss your throat depending on the doctor. But an ENT will pay more attention to your throat... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vicken Poochikian
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
NO: I will be vey careful giving Haldol (haloperidol) without knowing detail history of the situation.
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vicken Poochikian
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
Hypermotility: Colitis is inflammation of your mucosa of your colon. There are different types of colitis. Some are very serious. But , in general any colitis may c... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vicken Poochikian
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
Depends : Depends on the cause of your "belly ache". Lets find out why you are having these "belly aches", before we recommend a medication.
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vicken Poochikian
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
Probably: If this is a new symptom, to start with you need to be checked for urinary tract infection, and for diabetes.Usually with diabetes (uncontrolled) you ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vicken Poochikian
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
Let a Doctor see.: You should not treat a lump in your arm pit by yourself. Usually its a boil, but it could also be an enlarged lymph node , caused by infection or can... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vicken Poochikian
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
Take Advil (ibuprofen) .: I assume they suspect an infection. Antibiotics will take several days to help, if its an infection. If not better in 5-6 days you must see a doctor f... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Vicken Poochikian
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
Not really.: Assuming your periods were regular, and you had "sex" about 2 weeks ago, and your period didn't come on time, you may check for pregnancy, unless for ... Read More
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vicken Poochikian
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
Possibly yes!: Tinnitus is more a symptom of an underlying etiology. First we have to find out what's causing it and for how long. It may be high blood pressure, may... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vicken Poochikian
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
It's a Myth: A boil is most of the time an infected cyst under the skin. It must be drained from all the pus under very clean ( aseptic) conditions, and most of th... Read More
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vicken Poochikian
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
Panic attacks ??: It could very well be panic attacks when you are alone at night. During the day being busy your attention is to your visual surrounding. May be at nig... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vicken Poochikian
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
Light weight slowly.: Hoping it a simple dislocation, you may start light weights , 10-20 lb, slowly. If you have any pain or limited range of motion, consult a doctor or a... 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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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I am a student in faculty of dentistry. my patient take aspirin81mg. and have to 5 teeth extraction so i separate into 2 visit.

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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