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Dr. Harris Cohen

Family Medicine
Hatboro, PA
21 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

251 Answers
722 Agrees
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Harris Cohen
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Pleurisy: Recurrent pleurisy deserves a thorough workup -- seeing a pulmonologist is a good idea.
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harris Cohen
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Anxiety: Ssris often take 1-2 weeks to help with anxiety and 3-4 weeks to start to help with depressive symptoms. If you are tired, i recommend taking the med... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Harris Cohen
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Penile pimple: This could be many things -- a pimple, and epidermal cyst, a pearly papule -- all benign, or something that may require treatment like a vesicle due t... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harris Cohen
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Circulation: Increase your exercise, don't ever smoke, and talk to your doctor to see if a baby aspiriin may be right for you.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harris Cohen
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Cramps: Midcycle cramping is often due to a benign process known as "mittelschmerz" . If the cramping persists, see your physician.
A member asked:
Dr. Harris Cohen
Family Medicine 21 years experience
No: Amlodipine is a calcium-channel blocker. It will lower blood pressure, but not as a diuretic.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harris Cohen
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Itchiness: There are many ways to manage itchiness, from topical creams to oral medications. The best way to manage itchiness (pruritis) is to treat the actual ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harris Cohen
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Yes: The flu shot is effective against 3 types of flu -- it does not cover bacterial infections or other viral infections that can cause cough -- i would s... Read More
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harris Cohen
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Rash: This is likely a contact dermatitis from exposure to unfamiliar soap or detergent/fabric softener in the bedding. Try otc moisturizer 2 to 3 times pe... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harris Cohen
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Yes: The flu shot is effective against 3 types of flu -- it does not cover bacterial infections or other viral infections that can cause cough -- i would s... Read More
A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harris Cohen
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Unlikely: If you feel pain when performing pushups, this is more likely an issue with your joints or tendons, and not due to calcium deficiency -- a thorough ex... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harris Cohen
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Pregnancy: Prior to getting pregnant, you should aim for normal thyroid levels -- this makes conception easier, and leads to a healthier pregnancy and child. Se... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harris Cohen
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Abnormal EKG: An abnormal ekg should be evaluated by your primary care doctor or cardiologist asap -- if you are having symptoms of chest pressure, chest pain, ches... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harris Cohen
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Shoulder pain: Acupuncture is definitely something to consider, but i would consider a trial of anti-inflammatories (or a corticosteroid injection) and physical ther... Read More
A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harris Cohen
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Knee pain: Depending on your age, this sounds like arthritic pain (if you are older than 50), or more likely, patellofemoral syndrome. Patellofemoral syndrome, ... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harris Cohen
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Bloating: These symptoms are very non-specific and while usually are benign, an office visit with your primary care doctor makes sense. He or she will determin... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harris Cohen
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Skin trauma: Skin trauma is often addressed by your primary care physician or an emergency room physician. More complex cases may need plastic surgery consultatio... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harris Cohen
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Yes: This is something that i often see in the office -- a simple corticosteroid shot will often help -- other options include bracing or physical therapy.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harris Cohen
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Weight gain: My first question would be, how tall are you? I would like to calculate a bmi first...To gain wait, caloric intake needs to exceed caloric burn....A ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harris Cohen
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Yes: See your ob/gyn to discuss methods that can improve your fertility.
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harris Cohen
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Antibiotics: Because antibiotics kill bacteria (good and bad), the normal bacteria in your gut may be altered resulting in a change in your stool. If these sympto... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harris Cohen
Family Medicine 21 years experience
PPIs: It is not recommended to take 2 different proton pump inhibitors, but you can take one of them twice daily to see if that provides symptom relief. If... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Harris Cohen
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Viral illness: This is likely an upper respiratory tract infection/cold. If symptoms persist or worsen despite over the counter analgesics/decongestants, please see... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harris Cohen
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Deodorants: I believe almay and dove make hypoallergenic deodorants -- another option, would be prescription drysol -- this is a strong antiperspirant which may n... Read More
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harris Cohen
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Neurology: In order to become a neurologist, you will need to complete college, medical school, and a residency in neurology.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harris Cohen
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Congestion: Congestion can be addressed through several methods -- over the counter decongestants (pseudoephedrine or phenylephrine -- avoid if you have high bloo... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harris Cohen
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Blood pressure: Blood pressure is extremely complex and different patients respond differently to different antihypertensives. However, patients with diabetes and hi... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harris Cohen
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Worrisome: Your symptoms are worrisome for pelvic inflammatory disease (pid). See a doctor or go to the er as soon as possible!
A member asked:
Dr. Harris Cohen
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Typanometry: This test is performed in your physician's office -- this is routinely performed by a primary care or ear, nose and throat doctor.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harris Cohen
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Ringworm: Ringworm (tinea corporis) is usually circular or oval, with pink edges and clearing in the middle. To be sure, see your doctor.
A member asked:
Dr. Harris Cohen
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Body weight: Here is a nice calculator for ideal body weight: http://www.Healthcentral.Com/diet-exercise/ideal-body-weight-3146-143.Html remember, this is only a... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harris Cohen
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Privacy: I would recommend changing in a bathroom stall if you are concerned about classmates noticing a pad.
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harris Cohen
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Pulse: A normal pulse rate is between 60 and 100 -- while a pulse of 120 would be normal with exercise or exertion, a base rate of 120 is elevated and needs ... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Harris Cohen
Family Medicine 21 years experience
TMJ: Treatment options for TMJ are plentiful and include dental appliances, anti-inflammatories, and rarely, injections or surgery -- this should first be ... Read More
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harris Cohen
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Cough: Cough can be a very complex process -- it can result from post-nasal drip, allergies, viruses, bacterial infections, reflux, or cough-variant asthma (... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harris Cohen
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Mucous/Bloody Mucous: While constipation may lead to disturbance of the lower GI tract, the passage of mucous and/or bloody mucous should be evaluated by a GI specialist --... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harris Cohen
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Sore throat: Salt water gargles and Ibuprofen -- if symptoms persist, see your doctor.
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harris Cohen
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Clavicle: This lump may be normal anatomy, or may represent arthritis or inflammation -- this should be evaluated by your doctor -- you may benefit from an x-ra... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harris Cohen
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Drusen: Drusen is defined as the accumulation of yellowish material in the eye often associated with macular degeneration -- this is best evaluated by an eye ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Harris Cohen
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Cancer vaccines: Cancer vaccines are an area of great interest, but there is currently no licensed lung cancer vaccine.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harris Cohen
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Baby acne: Baby acne is self-limited (resolves on its own) and does not need to be treated.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harris Cohen
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Blood: A colonscopy can help rule out causes of bleeding in the lower GI tract, but does not explain why you have blood in your mouth or rib cage pain -- see... Read More
A 57-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harris Cohen
Family Medicine 21 years experience
COPD: There is no cure, but quitting smoking is a must. Symptoms can be managed by inhalers, nebulized medications, and sometimes pills -- but quitting tob... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Harris Cohen
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Beauty: As they say, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Treat your body right, be a nice person, and smile.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harris Cohen
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Toxic Shock: This is a very serious illness -- more information can be read here: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001676/.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harris Cohen
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Sun: The best idea is to keep your child out of the sun for prolonged periods. If there will be exposure for more than 5-10 minutes, spf of at least 15 or... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harris Cohen
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Vomiting/Diarrhea: While the likely cause is viral, after 6 days he should be seen by his physician.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Harris Cohen
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Muscle pain: This sounds very uncomfortable - -make an appt with your doctor for a physical exam and probably blood work asap.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harris Cohen
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Tylenol (acetaminophen): Tylenol (acetaminophen) is safe for breastfeeding mothers, but you might want to see you doctor to rule out strep throat.
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harris Cohen
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Disc?: Back pain with one sided leg symptoms are often indicative of a herniated disc -- this is best evaluated by your doctor -- often anti-inflammatories, ... Read More

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Cohen is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 30, 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

Awards

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Affiliations

Abington Memorial Ho
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