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Dr. Matt Malkin

Anesthesiology
Loma Linda, CA
16 years experience

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Loma Linda, CA

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11234 Anderson St., Loma Linda, CA
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Anesthesiology

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English

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434 Answers
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Malkin
Anesthesiology 16 years experience
Must, must tell: This a very important disease that can affect the entire body, not just the lungs. If you have seen a specialist for this, please get these records to... Read More
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Malkin
Anesthesiology 16 years experience
Depends: Dark stools may be caused by digested blood from a stomach bleed. A test for fecal occult blood should answer this. Some foods like blueberries or med... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Malkin
Anesthesiology 16 years experience
Unknown: If you have already received a bone marrow biopsy under the direction of heme-onc, then you're probably beyond the scope of anyone here without your s... Read More
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Malkin
Anesthesiology 16 years experience
Weakness: I assume you mean spine tumors, not skin, muscle or CSF cancer. Cancer of the spine can often come from other tumors, like kidney or prostate. Workup ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Matt Malkin
Anesthesiology 16 years experience
Not usually: Scariest surgical risk is postoperative bleeding. For anesthesia, usually goes fine, though airway surgery always carries risk of obstruction. Anesthe... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matt Malkin
Anesthesiology 16 years experience
Get ultrasound: No reason there can't be both. Hydrocele can make diagnosis by exam difficult. Ultrasound has minimal risk.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Malkin
Anesthesiology 16 years experience
Still here: Medications have improved so that it is now a chronic disease. If people don't take them, then they can rapidly decompensate and maybe end up with dru... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Malkin
Anesthesiology 16 years experience
Very different: Arterial HTN can be due to many factors...Rigidity of artery walls, stress or stress hormones, tumors, excess fluid. This is the force generated -and ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Malkin
Anesthesiology 16 years experience
Varies: Can be related to age, steroids or chemo. Can be due to inherited things like von willebrand's disease or hemophilia. Aspirin and other blood thinners... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Malkin
Anesthesiology 16 years experience
Enlarged blood vesse: An aneurysm is an enlarged blood vessel typically created by a weakness in the wall. The pouching is generally thin and weak and prone to rupture. Thi... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matt Malkin
Anesthesiology 16 years experience
Be honest: No one wants you to suffer with pain. However, there are very real risks to prescribing narcotics, medically and legally. And we've all been manipulat... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Malkin
Anesthesiology 16 years experience
Placenta problem: Placenta previa occurs when the placenta blocks the cervical os, the exit from the uterus. Typically need c-section. Vaginal bleeding can be severe en... Read More
A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Malkin
Anesthesiology 16 years experience
Collection of fat: I hesitate to use the term "tumor" because it implies cancer. Basically just a collection of fatty tissue, not known to be cancerous. Very common. Peo... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Malkin
Anesthesiology 16 years experience
You can: Appropriate doses of tylenol (acetaminophen) for 24 hours can stop the fever before it starts, if you are susceptible. This technique is used to preve... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Malkin
Anesthesiology 16 years experience
CPAP: Osa is due to the airway being obstructed during sleep, when the muscles relax. This causes the person to wake up and breathe. This cycle repeats. Dia... Read More
A 66-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Malkin
Anesthesiology 16 years experience
Absolutely: 5 quarts is way too much and may suggest alcoholism. Can cause cirrhosis and liver failure if not stopped. Liver failure can result in multi-organ fai... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matt Malkin
Anesthesiology 16 years experience
Get checked ASAP!: Could be hyperthyroidism, vitamin deficiency, toxin or hormone problem, among other things. Could also be just the side-effects of something worse. T... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Malkin
Anesthesiology 16 years experience
Not that I know: If you use opioids, it usually causes urinary retention-difficulty voiding. One relevent question is if you are voiding a higher volume or urine overa... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Matt Malkin
Anesthesiology 16 years experience
Get eval now: This is suspicious of a GI bleed that is causing symptomatic anemia. Really need to get tested for anemia and get tested for GI bleed before consideri... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matt Malkin
Anesthesiology 16 years experience
EP are experts: If you would like a second opinion, see another ep. Make sure to bring complete records and test results. You're already seeing the expert-level docs ... Read More
A 16-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Malkin
Anesthesiology 16 years experience
Depends: There are multiple kinds of heart failure. Systolic, which is due to a weak heart. Diastolic which is more related to excess fluid and stiff heart wal... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Malkin
Anesthesiology 16 years experience
Long list: Dehydration, caffeine, anxiety, anemia, high thyroid hormone levels are a few. Meds like albuterol can also. Amphetamines can cause tachycardia for ov... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Malkin
Anesthesiology 16 years experience
Yes: It may be something benign like hydrocele or hernia, or bad like infection, cancer or torsion. Is the cost of an er visit worth more than your testicl... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matt Malkin
Anesthesiology 16 years experience
Pain specialist: Chronic low back pain can be very difficult to treat, especially when there isn't any obvious anatomic cause. Chronic pain is still not well-understoo... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Malkin
Anesthesiology 16 years experience
Usually bad sign: There are many causes of pleural effusion, most of which are effects of other diseases. Congestive heart, liver and kidney failure tend to creat fluid... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Malkin
Anesthesiology 16 years experience
AAA: Aaa's are not usually painful, though complications of them can be. Options are open repair, endovascular repair or medical management to prevent it f... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Malkin
Anesthesiology 16 years experience
Varies: Some will recover quickly. Some may need months of weaning therapy to get off ventilator. Some will never breathe on own. Depends entirely on cause, a... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Malkin
Anesthesiology 16 years experience
Possibly unrelated: Barrett's esophagus is abnormal finding at the junction of stomach and esophagus. Associated with esophageal cancer, though not entirely clear it caus... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Malkin
Anesthesiology 16 years experience
Shouldn't be...: It's supposed to be easy, though you may be having a different experience. May be enlarged prostate. If in public, may be shy bladder. Get your prosta... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Malkin
Anesthesiology 16 years experience
Can be: The biggest risk is low blood sugar. Your Insulin requirement is based on resting metabolism. It is easy enough to remedy. Bring your testing supplies... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Matt Malkin
Anesthesiology 16 years experience
Infection: Only with appropriate antibiotics and wound care. Control of diabetes and not smoking helps. Generally should be treated under the direction of a surg... Read More
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Malkin
Anesthesiology 16 years experience
Sedative medications: Most wisdom teeth can be removed using a combination of local (numbing) anesthetic and sedation. Small doses of medications (almost any kind of sedati... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Malkin
Anesthesiology 16 years experience
Yes: This is the main reason screening tests like colonoscopy, sigmoidoscopy and fecal occult blood test are used. Recommendations change as research dicta... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Matt Malkin
Anesthesiology 16 years experience
Depends: It depends on why you need the oophorectomy. Generally, you will need a hemoglobin drawn, though this may be done through a fingerprick. Additional te... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Malkin
Anesthesiology 16 years experience
The box: The box could probably count as fiber, since it is undigestable plant material. However, it isn't a food item per-se. Anyway, there are many cereals w... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Malkin
Anesthesiology 16 years experience
ER: Go now! this may be symptom of overdose beta-blocker, but given history of arrythmia may be something else. Either way go, and call ambulance if neces... Read More
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Malkin
Anesthesiology 16 years experience
Not especially: If you are fasting for a day for religious or spiritual reasons, then you should be ok as long as you don't have diseases like diabetes or hypoglycemi... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Malkin
Anesthesiology 16 years experience
Just ask: If you are taking pain meds, it's a pain management discussion. Topics can be "how to use less, " "preparing for surgery, " "referral for pain procedu... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Malkin
Anesthesiology 16 years experience
Not much: All treatment options require a doctor to repair it or medications to control it. If you have any habits like smoking or stimulant use, cessation can ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Malkin
Anesthesiology 16 years experience
No: Basically, trying to prevent the AAA from rupturing or leaking. This can be done with surgery (open vs. Placed via blood vessel) or with medical manag... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matt Malkin
Anesthesiology 16 years experience
Cancer: It's just as bad as smoking, except it can give you mouth and throat cancer. Baseball hall-of-famer tony gwynn just had repeat surgery on his jaw for ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Malkin
Anesthesiology 16 years experience
Emergency: If you mean opioids like heroin, Methadone or oxycontin, Naloxone is the treatment. If benzodiazopines like valium, ativan, xanax, (alprazolam) then f... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Matt Malkin
Anesthesiology 16 years experience
Yes: You will have an IV placed to give light sedation. You will then have the artery in your thigh accessed and a catheter placed in the vessel. Local ane... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Malkin
Anesthesiology 16 years experience
Used much less: The swan-ganz (pulmonary artery) catheter is used to try getting data from the left side of the heart by measuring a "wedge" pressure from the pulmona... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Malkin
Anesthesiology 16 years experience
Do you?: Social media is a new phenomenon, so using it for weight loss has not been studied. If it's used as a support group, or in similar ways to proven meth... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Malkin
Anesthesiology 16 years experience
Depends: If your problems are due to chronic hip or knee pain, you can decide when to get evaluated. If it is due to weakness or balance, get checked out immed... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Malkin
Anesthesiology 16 years experience
Polyps: Polyps are generally found during colonoscopy. During this procedure they are removed or biopsied and studied by a pathologist. If they come back canc... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Malkin
Anesthesiology 16 years experience
Yes: Opioids cause constipation while using, diarrhea when withdrawing. Cause slow or stopped breathing. Withdrawal causes excruciating pain and the sympto... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Malkin
Anesthesiology 16 years experience
All will work: Anesthesiologists would probably say pancuronium or the like, but i doubt you are under anesthesia. For muscle spasms, just about all will work at the... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Malkin
Anesthesiology 16 years experience
Go get seen!: Any blind spots must be treated asap! the list of posdibilities can be long. Neurologic problems like stroke, ms, migraine. Autoimmune disease like va... Read More

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Mar 19, 2015
Great anesthesiologist!!
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Malkin is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Malkin is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you Dr. Malkin. I guess the harsh reality is finally starting to give some meaning to the answer many students including myself gave the admissions committee 3 years ago before entering med scho...Read More
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Im 5'3" 125 its been like this for about 3 yrs. Its like the skin is dead. The cold weather makes it almost unbearable. It stings. Went to the Dr. & cause theres no strength lost, he said live with it
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Thank you for taking the time to help me understand that I am probably dealing with a doctor that has been lied to about it. I always thought they just didn't care that I live in constant pain.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, IL
Graduated 2005MD

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