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Dr. Joseph Woods

Pathology
Yorktown Heights, NY
29 years experience male

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Bio

Grew up in Westchester, NY. Residency in Wes.Med.Ctr.. NIH for 3 years, then Ohio State for 1 more. Medical license in NY state. Board Certified in Clinical Pathology. MA in Actuarial Science from Columbia University.

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Pathology

Licenses

United States: New York

Languages spoken

English

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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology 29 years experience
It depends,,: This might be something, but it could just be nonspecific and just from cold mornings. If this has been going on for some time like years, then it'd... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology 29 years experience
Within normal limits: This means that the level is within the normal range of the lab that did the test. That's good. Having said this it is close to above normal and dep... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology 29 years experience
Likely not that,,,: These symptoms and signs point to another possible cause. It sounds like an autoimmune disease like lupus or rheumatoid arthritis. These ailments of... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology 29 years experience
Likely no problem,,: The eosinophil count varies with time and there just may not have been any in the sample of blood drawn, not none in your blood as a whole. The MCHC ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology 29 years experience
Need more tests,,: More tests are likely needed to interpret this. This seems like two separate things. The left back pain might be a kidney issue like infection or po... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology 29 years experience
It depends,,: it depends on what it was done for. It could be to check on a precancerous condition of the blood like myelodysplastic syndrome or to see if the bloo... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology 29 years experience
Maybe/depends,,,: If you are a big person with a normal egfr, and BUN, you might have a high Creatinine due to a lot of muscle mass. However, if you are small, and of ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology 29 years experience
It depends,,,: It depends on a few factors. First, it's not very high if high at all as the usual range is about 20-140 iu/l, though the last value was above t... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology 29 years experience
More tests needed,,,: Your high polymorphs and ESR do indicate that something is going on, however, without more tests, it's unclear what it is. It can be an infection lik... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology 29 years experience
Repeat test/new kit,: Likely the best thing to do here is to repeat the test and see what you get. Otherwise you might need a new kit. If that doesn't work, it'd be smart... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology 29 years experience
Hard to say/unknown,: Discoid lupus just involves the skin, not the rest of the body. However, a person might have low thyroid in addition to this disorder, or they might ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology 29 years experience
You might want to,,,: Your bilirubin is high, especially the indirect fraction. The alkaline phosphatase is also high but not very. You might need more tests to find out ... Read More
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A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology 29 years experience
It depends,,,: It depends on what your symptoms are and also on your readings, as in how normal are your ranges. By this I mean how far into the normal range are th... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology 29 years experience
It depends,,,: If the titer was > or = to 1/160, it's considered clinically significant. Anything below 1/160 would be considered low positive and can be found I... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology 29 years experience
Not likely,,,: Even if your period is shorter, the fact that you had it almost conclusively means that you're not pregnant. A missed period is pregnancy until prov... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology 29 years experience
Need more work up ,,: It looks like more work up is needed to determine if this is due to something related to your Hashimotos or a different cause altogether. At least it... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology 29 years experience
Hard to say,,: You might have been pre-disposed to this condition or, depending on your background, developed it due to a lot of athletics. Either way, this has bee... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology 29 years experience
ENT Dr. better,,,: It would likely be better to see an ENT (Ear, Nose, Throat) Dr. for this issue as they are more familiar with the issues that can present like this. ... Read More
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A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology 29 years experience
Hard to say,,,,: It's hard to quantity how much this affects counts as different people have different counts and even a slight clumping like a "1+" may be spread exte... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology 29 years experience
It depends,,,: It depends on the circumstances when you feel this. If it is after exercise or other strenuous activity, then it is likely a normal reaction, especia... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology 29 years experience
Likely better,,,: It likely means that the infection is getting under control because of the antibiotics. WBCs are there to fight infection and if the antibiotics are ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology 29 years experience
Need more tests,,,: This is hard to determine as this is the case of a child. Other tests like a peripheral blood smear might help to find the cause. It would be best to... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology 29 years experience
See Dr. for culture : It would be safest to see your Dr. to get a urine culture and urinalysis to determine what the issue might be. Then appropriate antibiotics can be pr... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology 29 years experience
It depends/little,,,: In this case, it's highly unlikely that anything could happen. You're young, and you live at a high altitude which explains the blood values, at leas... Read More
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology 29 years experience
Reactive changes,,,: These are changes that reflect a reaction of the blood to some stress. The toxic granulation is seen in the white cells from inflammation, while the ... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology 29 years experience
Likely yes,,: You've just passed a kidney stone, which caused trauma to the inside of the ureter, the tube that urine goes from the kidney to the bladder in. This ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology 29 years experience
Likely now,,: The time that is likely most accurate to take this test is about 1 week after the start of your period, which appears to be about now give or take a d... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology 29 years experience
It is possible,,,: Depending on the type of tumor and where it is in the body, a small tumor can metastasize or spread to other areas of the body. For example, a melano... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology 29 years experience
See your Dr. ASAP,,: If you've been taking these supplements and are still very fatigued, you should see your doctor asap. You may be taking too much or have something el... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology 29 years experience
Get checked,,: This could be nonspecific and due to things like change of weather depending on how long it's been going on, but it may also be from conditions like a... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology 29 years experience
It depends/unlikely,: It's unlikely that this poses a problem based on the blood results. If your red cell count was low, not high, that could be a reason to suspect somet... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology 29 years experience
Diet, fluids,,,: Likely your best course of action here is to modify your diet like more vegetables and less cakes, etc., and drink more fluids like water. A low to m... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology 29 years experience
Get checked,,: This pain might be the kidney stone or it might be due to another issue altogether like hemorrhoids. Kidney stone pain is usually in the back to one ... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology 29 years experience
Get it checked,,,: It's highly unlikely that this would be cancerous, however, it's a good idea to get this checked out as it could be a wart or some other skin lesion t... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology 29 years experience
It depends,,,: It depends on if your penis was in contact during withdrawal. If the condom slipped off and your penis touched her vagina, there might be a small inc... Read More
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology 29 years experience
Hard to say,,: It's hard to say if a non-calcified lung nodule is more likely to be cancerous. I don't know if a study like that was done. Having said this, there... Read More
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A 73-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology 29 years experience
See Dr. about diet,,: It would be wise to work with a nephrologist/renal specialist and your primary doctor in this situation. There may be better ways to get triglyceride... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology 29 years experience
It would depend.: The type of cancer would determine if a patient could have this symptom. Expect it in gastrointesinal cancer, like stomach, esophageal, small intesti... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology 29 years experience
It varies, but long.: Tobacco use, including smokeless tobacco, is certainly a risk factor. Most patients present at over age 50. There may be few or no symptoms. Mouth ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology 29 years experience
About 2ks-3mos.: The antibodies to HIV start to appear 2 weeks after infection, and rarely take longer than 3 months to show up. Antigens, like plasma p24 antigen lev... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology 29 years experience
Check your mouth.: Tobacco use, including smokeless tobacco, is certainly a risk factor. Most patients present at over age 50. There may be few or no symptoms. Mouth can... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology 29 years experience
Get treatment.: Local disease is treated by surgery and radiation. Surgery is more common. Chemotherapy, like Cisplatin and 5-fluorouracil used before or during radia... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology 29 years experience
Good oral hygeine.: Probably the best treatment for most gum disease is regular trips to the dentist for check-up, and good oral hygeine at home, like brushing regularly,... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology 29 years experience
See your physician.: There are many forms of cancer. Cancer can occur almost anywhere in the body, even in the blood and bone. Depending on what cancer your dad may/may ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology 29 years experience
Counseling, group Rx: Doctors, like psychiatrists, can provide counseling on issues like this. Self-help groups, and supervised group therapy might also help.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology 29 years experience
Possibly 1-2 weeks.: Many things, like throat infections/viral infections can cause laryngitis. It takes time to recover the voice, like 1+ weeks, and it recovers usually... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology 29 years experience
Likely yes.: This helps clean things out, and as long as other things, like showers are done should be no trouble as long as it is done correctly, according to ins... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology 29 years experience
Environmental likely: This is likely aquired through your environment, particularly when dealing with cats. Since they pass it out with their feces, it can be aquired thro... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology 29 years experience
A wide spectrum Pts.: This is an inflammatory muscle disease, with slowly progressive weakness and wasting of both distal and proximal muscles, most notably of the arms and... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology 29 years experience
Likely tobacco.: Apart from natural disease, tobacco use (including smokeless) is probably the most likely way to get any head and neck cancer, let alone salivary. Th... Read More
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Testimonials
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Jan 27, 2016
Dr Joe Woods is reliably well informed with superb knowledge base, and able to parse very complex situations into easy understandable directives. Highly recommended ! Ed SEEGERS MD, FACP
Oct 7, 2013
Strongly recommended. Great posts for patients and thorough, attentive answers to practitioners alike. Knowledgeable, attentive, enthusiastic!
Sep 7, 2013
I highly recommend Dr. Woods. Even other experts learn from his answers.
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Thanks! He went to ER initially, did follow up with primary care, and now has scheduled an appointment with a neurologist and one with a cardiologist. primary care suspects carpal tunnel or similar an...Read More
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This made me feel good. Thanks! My anxiety was getting so bad. Its a weekend and cant see a doctor right now. But the drs quick response definitely gave me some piece of mind. DR. GOOGLE will scare yo...Read More
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I was diagnosed with pancreatic insuffiency and mesenteric ischemia I had celiac compression surgery but also had over 60% blockage of sma.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

State University of New York Upstate Medical University, NY
Graduated 1993MD

Awards

Top Doctor, Third Place, White Plains, NY - Winter
2013
Most Influential, First Place, White Plains, NY - Winter
2013
Thought Leader, Second Place, White Plains, NY - Winter
2013
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