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Dr. Vicken Poochikian

Internal Medicine
Bladensburg, MD
44 years experience male

Locations

Office

Bladensburg, MD

Address

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

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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 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vicken Poochikian
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
Plan better: Don't leave studying last minute. If you organize and have a regular studying discipline, and get good sleep, you will feel less anxiety and stress wh... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vicken Poochikian
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
Go to ER. : Vomiting for 2 days and fever is serious. You must be dehydrated which is very risky . It may be just a bad virus, but still go the hospital
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vicken Poochikian
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
I don't think so.: These are two different pathophysiology. You do not need digestive enzyme supplements if you do not have any deficiencies, i.E . Pancreatic deficiency... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vicken Poochikian
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
Any Diabetes?: You need to see a Doctor to have your eyes checked and probably a blood test too, different things can affect our focus, most common is elevated sugar... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vicken Poochikian
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
Urine Culture: Need a urine culture and sensitivity to make sure you on the right antibiotic. Next , if recurring UTI , may need Z Cystoscopy.
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vicken Poochikian
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
Similar: Usually carbs are higher in calories. If goal is to lose weight you must have low calorie diet, hoping most of your calories are coming from Proteins.... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vicken Poochikian
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
Must see a Doctor: I am sure with a good check up by your doctor you will find answers and solutions. You need to be listened , examined and get some tests done.You have... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vicken Poochikian
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
Agree go to ER: Your symptoms are vague , you need tone seen soon.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vicken Poochikian
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
See a Doctor.: It may be superficial small boil of scrotum.But need to be seen to decide whats best for you.You may need a sonogram, depending what the doctor feels.... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vicken Poochikian
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
See a Doctor.: Coughing has so many causes. Anything from a common cold, bronchitis, pneumonitis, infections, tumors, thyroid issues , allergies, medications and man... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vicken Poochikian
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
Know: Know the list of drugs they are on, importance of each.What preventive care they need.
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vicken Poochikian
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
Fine: If you feel well, your thyroid and cholesterol is normal. Eat healthy and exercise
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vicken Poochikian
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
See Plastjc surgeon: May be z plastic surgeon can help you. Ther are some creams which may improve , but consult a dermatologist.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vicken Poochikian
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
Less than 6.5: We aim to keep it less than 6.5. For mom diabetics I have seen between 4.5 to 5.5, but for diabetics i try to push them to maintain below 7, closer to... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vicken Poochikian
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
Possible: Severe thromboctytopenia may cause bleeding anywhere. If you have thrombocytopenia and feeling pressure in your head, dizziness , blurred vision go t... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vicken Poochikian
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
Get a chest XRay: Dry cough or any cough for 3 weeks needs to be seen by a doctor , get a cr scan of chest may be, since chest x ray can miss certain lesions. In the... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vicken Poochikian
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
Could be: Any chronic pain or headache may make you feel tired and depressed. Hope you are following up with your doctor regularly , since your doctor may help ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vicken Poochikian
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
Of course: smoking over time causes damage to inner mucosa and cilia of your airways which precipitates into emphysema and obstructive lung disease, hence mucous... Read More
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A 72-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vicken Poochikian
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
May be diet related: Usually color and consistency of stool is related to food. But it could also be caused by medications, or problems with liver , pancreas , gallbladder... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vicken Poochikian
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
Who knows?: May be it was not the sandwich , may be it didn't agree with you, may be you ate too late, may be what you had eaten earlier bothered you, may be you ... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vicken Poochikian
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
Indigestion: You may have indigestion, of acid reflux. Need more history and evaluation, so better see a doctor to examine you.
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vicken Poochikian
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
No relation: Burping or belching can happen with anyone who has reflux disease, or has unhealthy eating habits. Best is to watch diet, and find out with your docto... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vicken Poochikian
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
Yes: Usually pills are better to swallow with some water. Taking zoloft (sertraline) taking without water may be stuck in your esophagus , where it at diss... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Vicken Poochikian
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
Allergy: Most common is atopic dermatitis or allergy to something . Try cortisone creams for a week if not better see your doctor.
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vicken Poochikian
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
I don't think so.: Mri will not tell the age of the spur.
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vicken Poochikian
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
Antibiotics: Tonsillitis is usually bacterial infection. You will need a broad spectrum antibiotics. Tonsillitis can be serious , you better start treatment soon.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vicken Poochikian
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
Hard to predict: Even though it may be some genetic predisposition, hyperthyroid besides being serious if not treated, is also very symptomatic , with palpitation, anx... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vicken Poochikian
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
Possible or unlikely: Probability is low. You can do upt in 10 days.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vicken Poochikian
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
See a Cardiologist: Sudden onset of palpitation , disorientation , sweating , should not be ignored. Possible paroxysmal cardiac rhythm abnormality, transient ischemia an... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vicken Poochikian
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
Interesting: It may be some allergy to those . Try to stop sweet drinks and chocolate for few weeks, if cough and sore throat stops completely , then it proves you... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vicken Poochikian
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
Yes: Low b-12 can cause problems. Need to know the cause . Good thing is that it may be corrected by taking supplements. Better to take injectable form, s... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vicken Poochikian
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
Best to be seen.: It has to be seen by your doctor to determine the nature of this pimple.It sounds benign , but no guarantee until seen
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vicken Poochikian
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
Pain is not normal: Any pain is annoying and must have a cause. Your pain only on your feet , i don't think it has any relation to your high blood pressure. Your pain may... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vicken Poochikian
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
It's Normal.: Three weeks after such a significant surgery, the underlying soft tissues are still healing , so there will be some discomfort or pain. It will take 8... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vicken Poochikian
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
See GYN: Better be examined by your gyn. Could be early menopause, or an infection. Without seeing you and examining it will be hard to guess.
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vicken Poochikian
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
Fibrillation?: You need to see a doctor to make sure you do not have thyroid disease or atrial flutter or fibrillation. Need an electro cardio gram, blood tests . If... Read More
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vicken Poochikian
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
Unlikely: They may stay stable but not improve.
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A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vicken Poochikian
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
See a Doctot: Usually your fasting glucose should be less than 105, and 2 hours after a meal not more than 160. Another reliable test is a blood test called hga1c w... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vicken Poochikian
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
Absolutely: High blood pressure is a risk of heart attacks . If you are having pain in left arm do not ignore , get checked as soon as possible.
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vicken Poochikian
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
Diet and antacids : Belching is a symptom of indigestion, it maybe from gall bladder, liver pancreas or stomach. A sonogram may help , then an endoscopy , meanwhile stay... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vicken Poochikian
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
Hard to tell: Sharp pains across back has several causes. We need more details, could be a disc, could be a nerve . Best to see a dictor to be evaluated and probabl... Read More
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A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vicken Poochikian
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
Need more time: Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) for 3 days is not enough. You need to stay on it about 10 days for toe infection. If after 10 days still s... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Vicken Poochikian
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
May be Fungus ??: It sounds like possible fungus infection, Better see your Doctor before it gets worse.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vicken Poochikian
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
Depends: Sometimes drinking a lot of liquids , specially cranberry juice may treat infection . Depends on type of infection. Be careful not to turn into a kid... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vicken Poochikian
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
Depends: Micardis (telmisartan) is a long acting once a day medication. If you think your blood pressure is not controlled by once a day micardis, (telmisartan... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vicken Poochikian
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
Don't think so : But there is some evidence that glucosamine chondroitin supplement help to improve degenerated joints.
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vicken Poochikian
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
Biopsy first: If they are new findings compared to last mammogram or sonogram from last year, you should get biopsy done first.
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vicken Poochikian
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
Possible: Viruses , stomach if respiratory can give different symptoms in different people.If not taken care if you may develop vomiting or diarrhea . Stay on ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vicken Poochikian
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
Probably: If you are referring to normal physiologic benign discharge getting less, then i would not be concerned today. But during your upcoming visit to your... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vicken Poochikian
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
Probably notdepends : If your period is on time, and your sexual activity was not in mid cycle , the probability is low. You can get urine and blood pregnancy test to confi... Read More
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Testimonials
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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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