Dr. Harris Cohen

Family Medicine
Hatboro, PA
23 years experience male

Locations

Office

Hatboro, PA

Address

345 N. York Road, Hatboro, PA, US
Directions

My office hours

Thursday: 7:30am - 9:00pm
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Insurances accepted

Aetna

Aetna Life Insurance Company

Independence Blue Cross Group

About

Bio

Harris Cohen, M.D., is a Family Medicine Physician at Hatboro Medical Associates, located in Hatboro, Pennsylvania. His areas of interest include the treatment of hypertension, diabetes, and hypercholesterolemia as well as minor dermatologic procedures and joint injections. Dr. Cohen is a Diplomate of the American Board of Family Practice and a member of the Pennsylvania Academy of Family Physicians. He has lectured and published articles on the use of personal digital assistants in medicine and has also been published articles in several journals and textbooks on premenstrual dysphoric disorder.

Specialties
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Family Medicine

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

199 Answers
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harris Cohen
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Mild eczema: Mild eczema often appears as dry skin -- itchy, mild red with flaking or some superficial scale. Mild eczema often responds to moisturizers and avoid... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harris Cohen
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Yes: Essential thrombocytosis can be inherited (autosomal dominant). When inherited, it is called familial essential thrombocytosis. However, mutations c... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harris Cohen
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Weight loss: There is no effective way to lose weight "fast" -- rather, gradual weight loss is recommended. 1-2 pounds per week is the recommendation, through app... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harris Cohen
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Hair loss: Hair loss can have many causes -- medications, endocrine disorders, autoimmune disease, or genetics -- i recommend you see your physician for an appro... Read More
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harris Cohen
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Dizziness: This sounds like a condition called benign positional vertigo (bpv), which results from an inner ear disturbance. Symptoms are worse with movement of... Read More
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harris Cohen
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Bowel change: This could be undigested food, a blood clot, or an ingested foreign body. Was there pain with the bowel movement? In any case, a visit with your phy... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Harris Cohen
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Acne scars: This is best addressed by a dermatologist or plastic surgeon, as there are a whole host of options to help reverse skin damage.
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A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harris Cohen
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Weight Loss: Weight loss should always be a gradual process -- aim for 1-2 lbs. Per week through diet and exercise -- this is sustainable. Rapid weight loss usual... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Harris Cohen
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Calorie reduction: If you reduce your daily calorie consumption by 500 (for a total of 3500 calories reduced in one week), you will lose one pound per week -- this is a ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harris Cohen
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Sore throat: A sore throat has many potential causes -- infectious (viral or bacterial), post nasal drip/allergies, gastroesophageal or laryngopharyngeal reflux, u... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harris Cohen
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Numbness: Numbness in the hip area can be from a peripheral cause (meralgia paresthetica -- irritation of the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve) or central -- dis... Read More
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A 73-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harris Cohen
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Alk Phos: While Primidone may be the culprit, bone or liver disease must be ruled out. I would recommend a fractionated alk phos (shows which isoenzyme is elev... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harris Cohen
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Depression/Anxiety: Make an appointment with your doctor -- there are many options available to make you feel better -- you are not alone -- these are common symptoms and... Read More
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A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harris Cohen
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Esophagitis: There are 4 grades of esophagitis, grade c is defined as: grade c mucosal breaks continuous between > 2 mucosal folds, but involving less than 75% of... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harris Cohen
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Tenosynovitis: Start with your primary care doctor -- we can often make helpful recommendations. If your symptoms are moderate-severe, we may refer you to a special... Read More
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harris Cohen
Family Medicine 23 years experience
No: The antibiotic that you are taking has probably caused the yeast infection (antibiotics can kill some of your good bacteria as well) -- treatment for ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harris Cohen
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Combo: As both medications are sedating, i would avoid using them in combination -- you need to isolate why you are not sleeping -- if anxiety driven, Xanax ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Harris Cohen
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Knee pain: Your pain is likely secondary to patellofemoral syndrome or degenerative joint disease -- a thorough exam from your primary care provider (and maybe a... Read More
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A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harris Cohen
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Antiperspirant: Another option would be prescription drysol -- this is very strong and very effective -- talk to your doctor to see if you are a candidate.
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A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Harris Cohen
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Muscle cramping: Muscle cramping is a common complaint, and should first be evaluated by your primary care doctor.
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A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harris Cohen
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Dizziness: This is an interesting constellation of symptoms, and should be evaluated by your primary care doctor at your earliest convenience.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harris Cohen
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Chest pain: Chest pain has multiple potential causes, the most worrisome of which is cardiac -- you need to see your doctor or go to the er if you have persistent... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harris Cohen
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Homeopathic: Homeopathic drugs are tricky, as they are not regulated by the fda and may interact with your current regimen -- for now, i would continue what is pre... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harris Cohen
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Safe: There are no drug interactions with this combination of supplements.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harris Cohen
Family Medicine 23 years experience
OTC: An otc antihistamine may help (claritin, allegra, (fexofenadine) or zyrtec).
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harris Cohen
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Yes: This should be evaluated in the er with imaging and labwork -- while this may be benign, it is better to be safe than sorry.
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harris Cohen
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Gestational DM: This should be managed with your obstetrician, sometimes in conjunction with a maternal-fetal medicine subspecialist.
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A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harris Cohen
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Onychomycosis: This is likely a fungal infection of the toenail (onychomycosis) -- treatment options include medications (taken once daily for three months), seeing ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harris Cohen
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Knee pain: There are many causes of knee pain -- what you are describing sounds like arthritic pain (depends on your age) and is best evaluated by your primary c... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harris Cohen
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Wrist pain: If there is bruising, this may be due to trauma and the formation of a hematoma (blood collection). If there is no trauma, this may be due to a gangl... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harris Cohen
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Bronchitis: You are describing post-infectious bronchitis -- this is the residual cough that can last for 4-6 weeks after the acute illness -- you may benefit fro... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harris Cohen
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Candida: Candida rash usually occurs in moist areas (diaper area) -- prevention is key -- frequent diaper changes and thorough toweling after bath -- treatment... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harris Cohen
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Thrush: Thrush often responds to anti-thrush medications (nystatin suspension or Mycelex (clotrimazole) troches) -- see your physician.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harris Cohen
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Lump: A painful lump in this area is often an abscess -- you need to see your physician to be examined and to discuss treatment options, which may include i... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harris Cohen
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Thrush: Thrush often responds to anti-thrush medications (nystatin suspension or Mycelex (clotrimazole) troches) -- see your physician.
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harris Cohen
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Many possibilities: The most probable cause of these symptoms is mononucleosis -- but, other causes exist -- see your doctor for a complete evaluation.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harris Cohen
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Lung health: Don't ever smoke (or quit if you are currently smoking), and exercise for 30-45 minutes 3-4 times per week. Check your house for radon, and try to sta... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Harris Cohen
Family Medicine 23 years experience
WBC: An elevated white blood cell count can arise from many conditions, most commonly infection or, sometimes, leukemia -- due to her difficulty breathing,... Read More
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Harris Cohen
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Bilirubin: The most common cause of a mildly elevated bilirubin is gilbert's syndrome -- this is a benign process that requires no additional workup.
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harris Cohen
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Side effects: While these medications can be mixed, it sounds like you are having side effects from one or the combination -- call your prescribing doctor for furth... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harris Cohen
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Skin: Masses under the skin that are rubbery and freely mobile are often benign, but the only way to really know would be an excision or tissue sampling and... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harris Cohen
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Polymyositis: Polymyositis is best treated by a rheumatologist in conjunction with your primary care doctor.
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A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Harris Cohen
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Bloody eye: What you are describing is most likely a subconjunctival hemorrhage, which is a benign rupture of a blood vessel in the eye (usually from sneezing, co... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harris Cohen
Family Medicine 23 years experience
ANA: While an ANA test is a good screen for lupus, you still need confirmatory testing -- i recommend you see your doctor or a rheumatologist.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harris Cohen
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Recovery: Depends on many factors: what bone is affected, type of surgery, age and health status of the patient, etc. This is best discussed with the doctor pe... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harris Cohen
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Finger pain: Your pain may be due to an infection under the skin or nail bed called a paronychia -- start with warm soaks and see your doctor to see if antibiotics... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Harris Cohen
Family Medicine 23 years experience
BV: Bv has several treatment options, one of which is Metronidazole -- call your treating physician and ask for an alternate treatment.
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harris Cohen
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Skin changes: This is likely acanthosis nigricans -- a hyperpigmentation of the skin, usually found in skin folds (like the back of the neck). This may be associat... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harris Cohen
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Not usually: Cracking and popping is usually due to the movement of synovial fluid within the joint, and is usually not worrisome. If there is pain associated wit... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harris Cohen
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Cough: I agree with previous doctor -- your 16 month old needs to be examined by a doctor -- while waiting for an appointment, you could consider using honey... Read More
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Cohen is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Cohen is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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she stopped it because she had a bad rash. But one doc says its likely not the lamotrigine causing rash since she has been on it a year already. she tried 4 approached all at once so who knows!!! K...Read More
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im sorry i didnt mean to do anything wrong and i u derstand u are not replacing any one but after a week of being sick and the antibiotics i was taking and told them at the er they still gave me more ...Read More
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The other response for this question seems to indicate that I should wait. My own physician didn't say one way or another, which implies that I should simply switch as you suggest. Thanks for your r...Read More

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, PA
Graduated 2000MD

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