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Dr. Martin Linder

Family Medicine
Chula Vista, CA
44 years experience male

Locations

Office

Chula Vista, CA

Address

336 Oxford st, st 102, Chula Vista, CA
Directions

Insurances accepted

CIGNA HMO

Aetna

Blue cross blue shield

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Medicaid

United healthcare

About

Bio

Family practice in Chula Vista, California since 1983

Specialties
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Family Medicine

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Linder
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Thrush: A common cause of a white coating on the tongue is thrush, a fungal infection most commonly the result of a disruption of the normal bacterial flora o... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Linder
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Poss side effects: Low platelets are common in hepatitis c and also can be a side effect of interferon treatment. Treatment decisions are dictated by the overall platele... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Linder
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Chronic sinusitis: The most common explanation would be chronic sinus disease often the result of allergic rhinitis. Nasal polyps can also be responsible. Overuse of de... Read More
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Linder
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Diuretic use: Low potassium in a patient with CHF is most commonly due to diuretic use. Treatment options under a doctor's supervision include the use of ace inhibi... Read More
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Linder
Family Medicine 44 years experience
No: Beta blockers usually are not stopped for holtor monitoring but you should check with your ordering doctor to make sure.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Linder
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Yes: Risk factors include structural brain abnormalities such as aneurism, arteriovenous malformations, and tumor, high blood pressure and blood clotting a... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Linder
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Yes: Risk factors include male sex, high blood pressure, high bad cholesterol, low good cholesterol, smoking, diabetes, history of atherosclerotic vascular... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Linder
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Radiology: Barium swallows are done in a radiology suite but must be ordered by a physician.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Linder
Family Medicine 44 years experience
2 issues: Barrett's esophagus is a structural abnormality of the lower esophagus most commonly due to chronic reflux disease. A small percent develop into cance... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Martin Linder
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Sometime: About 25% of pheochromocytomas are familial. Both urine and blood tests can be diagnositc.
A 68-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Linder
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Conservative rx fail: Persistent intolerable pain, advanced arthritis on xray and willingness to assume surgical risks after failure of a trial of: rest, analgesics, physic... Read More
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Linder
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Yes: Blood tests to make sure your blood clots normally are needed before a lumbar puncture.
A member asked:
Dr. Martin Linder
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Usually not serious: Easy bruising is usually benign, the result of unnoticed injury. If accompanied by bleeding gums, heavy periods, a history of bleeding into joints or ... Read More
A 92-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Linder
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Osa: The most causes of excessive daytime sleepiness include obstructive sleep apnea (osa), sleep deprivation and medication side effects. Risk factors for... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Linder
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Infection: This is usually indicative of acute bacterial infection.
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Linder
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Angina?: In certain patients these symptoms might represent insufficient blood supply to the heart muscle due to blockage of the heart arteries which may be a ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Linder
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Tube placement: Ventriculostomy is the placement of a thin tube in one of the spinal fluid cavities in the brain for the purpose of fluid drainage, pressure measureme... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Linder
Family Medicine 44 years experience
One: This panel is usually run from a single tube of blood.
A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Linder
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Unlikely: It's possible, but more likely your symptoms are due to plantar fasciitis.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Linder
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Peritoneal loss: Intestinal adhesions are due to the loss of the protective peritoneal membrane which envelops the small and large intestines. This is most commonly du... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Linder
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Only 1 heart: Interruption of blood flow to any muscle may result in cell death, loss in function and scarring. If this occurs in the heart the results can be devas... Read More
A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Linder
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Meds first: Both alfa antagonists (hytrin, cardura, (doxazosin) flomax) as well as 5?-reductase inhibitors (avodart, proscar) should be tried first to relieve the... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Linder
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Radiology: Pleural effusion can be suggested on physical exam and can be diagnosed by chest x-ray, ct scan, mri, ultrasound or thoracentesis.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Linder
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Stone cutter: Flint disease if an occupational lung disease common in stone cutters caused by the inhalation of fine stone dust.
A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Linder
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Need numbers: The risk of vascular disease skyrockets in the presence of diabetes. The answer to your question depends on the presence of additional risk factors fo... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Linder
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Lots: Diabetes, smoking, high blood pressure, elevated LDL cholesterol, low HDL cholesterol, family history of premature vascular disease, pre-existing vasc... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Linder
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Colonoscopy: Because of an uncommon association between colon tumors and inguinal hernia many doctors recommend a screening colonoscopy prior to surgery.
A member asked:
Dr. Martin Linder
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Several: General surgeons provide surgical treatment, oncologists use chemotherapy, radiation oncologists supervise radiation treatment and family doctors coor... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Linder
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Dental evaluation: Assuming all systemic causes for infection have been checked into, i would see a dentist to make sure there is no evidence chronic gingivitis or other... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Linder
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Very rare: Only a small handful of this lethal congenital malformation have been described. It is usually associated with adrenal hypoplasia. It should not be co... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Linder
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Low testosterone: Testosterone injections can be used for men with a documented testosterone deficiency. Transdermal testosterone give more consistent blood levels and ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Linder
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Not changed: The timing of menopause is not effected by hysterectomy as long as the ovaries are not removed.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Linder
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Subclinical: Lab results are consistent with a diagnosis of subclinical hypothyroidism representing very mild and early case of hypothyroidism. I would recommend r... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Linder
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Analyzer: This panel is run on serum separated from a blood sample on a chemistry analyzer.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Linder
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Immune booster: Interferons are proteins released from host cells in response to the presence of pathogens to stimulate the immune system to allow for the defense aga... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Linder
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Abdominal pressure: All abdominal wall hernias are aggravated by factors that increase intra-abdominal pressure such as chronic constipation, chronic cough, or chronic st... Read More
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Linder
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Cost vs safety: In patient with atrial fibrillation there is an increase risk of atrial clot formation. These clots can travel to the brain and lungs resulting in str... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Linder
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Yes: It is common for patients with mild emphysema to have a normal chest x-ray. A more sensitive exam is to perform pulmonary function tests.
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Linder
Family Medicine 44 years experience
No: No, but it would exclude many more serious diagnosis.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Linder
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Field loss: Homonymous hemianopia is a loss in either the right or left visual field of both eyes.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Linder
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Yes: The goal of treatment of hypothyroidism is to obtain normal thyroid levels. This is what your doctor was trying to do adjusting your dosage based on t... Read More
A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Linder
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Get checked: Before beginning an exercise program, you should visit your family doctor and have your cardiac risk evaluated. If indicated, a exercise treadmill sho... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Linder
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Several reasons: Normally the sinuses drain into the nasal cavity. In some patients drainage can be inadequate because of scarring, tumor or congenital reasons. Altern... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Linder
Family Medicine 44 years experience
They don't: The cervix is removed during hysterectomy so there is nothing to sample for a pap smear. They still require periodic exams because they still can get... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Linder
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Broken ribs: Flail chest occurs when a segment of the chest wall moves independent of the rest with respiration due to multiple rib fractures. It is usually the re... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Linder
Family Medicine 44 years experience
2 treatments: Prolactin secreting pituitary tumors can be cured with surgery and controlled with medication. Treatment decisions are based on the size of the tumor,... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Linder
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Unclear: Although there is no consensus on the cause of bacterial prostatitis many believe it is caused by the lymphatic spread of bacteria from the intestines... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Linder
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Antiviral: Famvir (famciclovir) is an antiviral medication most commonly used to treat herpes virus.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Linder
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Sinusitis: Sinusitis is most likely however a medical evaluation is warranted to exclude other important causes such as high blood pressure.
A member asked:
Dr. Martin Linder
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Recessive: Celiac disease is inherited in a autosomal recessive fashion. The risk of severe disease is greatest when the genetic predistribution is derived from ... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Linder is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Linder is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks for your answer, I do have an appoint scheduled with an endocrinologist. Have been experiencing high fasting BG levels first thing in the morning with low BG levels at bed time. Adrenal insurge...Read More
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! This helps in learning how Hepatitis and what the treatment will be doing for me..Thank you..
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Yes, I have just taken a MIR. Will find out later if there is any results. I have had a cats can that did not indicate any problems

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

UC San Diego School of Medicine, CA
Graduated 1978MD

Affiliations

Scripps Mercy Hospital
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