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Dr. Andrea Bretal

Internal Medicine
Weston, FL
25 years experience female

Locations

Weston Medical Health & Wellness

Weston, FL

Address

1605, Town Center Blvd, Weston, FL
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: Closed
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Fax

9543897600

About

Bio

Dr. Bretal is Board-certified in Internal Medicine and a Diplomate of the American Board of Obesity Medicine. With almost 20-year experience as an Internal Medicine doctor and seeing the devastating physical and psychological complications that Obesity cause to her patients she decided to dedicate full time to the study and treatment of those who suffers from Overweight or Obesity so they can have a chance to improve their quality of life with a complete and advanced treatment. Dr. Bretal is certified as Transformational Nutritional Coach allowing her to approach weight issues from a holistic perspective working not only with your body but also with your mind set and spirituality. Dr. Bretal graduated in 1997 from Universidad Nacional de Rosario in Argentina where she obtained her medical degree. She is a member of different medical societies including American College of Physicians, American Medical Association, Obesity Medicine Association and Obesity Coalition.

Specialties
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Internal Medicine

Bariatrics

Licenses

United States: Florida, Georgia

Doctor Q&A

38 Answers
11 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrea Bretal
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Flaxseed: It is good because it contains good kind of fats essential for the correct function of your system and also prevents cardiac diseases like heart attac... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrea Bretal
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
No: No is not bad, and usually is normal that you missed periods or have really light ones.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrea Bretal
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Possible: You never know how your body will respond to any medication until you don't have it, so off course you can have an adverse reaction. It could be more ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrea Bretal
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
No: Just remember that it only prevents you from becoming pregnant but does not prevent getting any sexually transmitted infections so always use condoms ... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrea Bretal
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Not true: If you have real flu is better to take an antiviral medication since this disease could have serious complications even death. If you have other less ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrea Bretal
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Healthy foods : You will found vitamins on fresh veggies and fruits, then beans and dry fruits like almonds are great source of proteins. Also to feel energized starc... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrea Bretal
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Several things: Muscle strain, muscle spasm, spinal thoracic pinch nerve, shingles.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrea Bretal
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Maybe: The possibilities are higher since you didn't have protection, but usually your period would be late and no earlier. But the best way to know would be... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrea Bretal
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Carbs, carbs, carbs: Whole grain starches are better than the whites like bread, brown rice, beans which are great source of proteins too and also fresh fruits and dry lik... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrea Bretal
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Much better: Life in young adults would be better without childhood obesity since this would lead to high blood pressure, diabetes and high cholesterol at younger ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrea Bretal
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Dangerous: Please stop running and seek medical atention asap. Chest pain related with exercise could be related with the obstruction of a coronary artery on you... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrea Bretal
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
It depends: That depends on the caractheristic of the lesion. Suspicious lesions for a malignant mole are irregular borders, with different colors, growing quickl... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrea Bretal
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Safe weight loss: A safe weight loss pace is 2-3 pounds per week and yes it is achievable.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrea Bretal
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Yes, but: It is normal the first few days you use them until your eyes get used to the new glasses but if this problem continues you should see the eye speciali... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrea Bretal
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Mixed: You can have a healthy mixed diet, to focus on only one group of food is not enough to meet all the requirements for our body. One needs proteins, veg... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrea Bretal
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Carbs, carbs, carbs: Whole grain starches are better than the whites like bread, brown rice, beans which are great source of proteins too and also fresh fruits and dry lik... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrea Bretal
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
No: No, you don't need to take oral contraceptives while on the mirena, (levonorgestrel) because the medication on the Mirena (levonorgestrel) is similar ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrea Bretal
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
No: No, the test reacts to a specific HCG hormone in the body, so it will not be altered by the flu.
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrea Bretal
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Sure: Gaining muscle is good for everyone, it will give you more spine stability and strength you can start doing weights at the gym at least 3 to 5 times ... Read More
A 66-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrea Bretal
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Diet only: Really difficult to lose weight without exercise, but still possible. Try to eat smaller portions through the day (3 meals and 2 snacks) that would ke... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrea Bretal
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Chronic cough: Cough is symptom that can be caused by several diseases including allergies, viral infections, acid reflux from stomach, asthma, some medications, smo... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrea Bretal
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
It depends: It is usually related when taking birth control pills, Depo-Provera shots or any other hormone method of contraception. But it could also be pregnancy... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrea Bretal
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
It depends: That depends on the caractheristic of the lesion. Suspicious lesions for a malignant mole are irregular borders, with different colors, growing quickl... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrea Bretal
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Yes: You can still be pregnant, because your menstrual period was unusually different from your normal mp and you basically had unprotected sex. So just ch... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrea Bretal
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Ferritin: Ferritin measures the amount of iron storage in the body and usually is really low in iron deficiency anemia, contrary to anemia of chronic disease th... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrea Bretal
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
None: You can have a healthy mixed diet, to focus on only one group of food is not enough to meet all the requirements for our body. One needs proteins, veg... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrea Bretal
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Which symptoms?: Which symptoms do you mean? Are you talking about side effects? or for how long medication stays in your system to make its effect?
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrea Bretal
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Weight loss: 1-2 pounds per week is the recommended healthy weight loss pace, but be careful with the quantity of fruits and grains you eat daily. People doing thi... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrea Bretal
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Yes: Adding more veggies and fresh fruits, whole grains, beans , baked or grilled meats, trim fat and no skin. Dairy products 1% or fat free. Cut off sugar... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrea Bretal
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Multiple signs: Basically they breath fast, have palpitations very aggitated, terrified, muscle spasm specially on hands and feet with shakiness all over.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrea Bretal
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
It could: It may be your ovarian cyst but if you have discharge it could also be a vaginal infection, so you need to have pelvic evaluation by your doctor.
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrea Bretal
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Unknown: Leptin injections are not approved by fda , so there are not studies in humans only in animals. So there is no way yo know if it would interfiere with... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrea Bretal
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
OSA: These are symptoms related with osa (obstructive sleep apnea) which is sometimes related with overweight and obesity or some throat and nose anatomica... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrea Bretal
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
More details: It could be many things but looks like you have an infection could be sinusitis or pharingitis or could also be a virus like flu or any other similar ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrea Bretal
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Yes: There are some diseases that could lead to gain weight like thyroid problems and adrenals issues but is not the same kind of obesity epidemic that we ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrea Bretal
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
That's ok: Folic acid will help prevent serious bith defects in your baby and if you are trying ti get pregnant you should start taking it 2-3 months before gett... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrea Bretal
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
No: No, Plan B is only an emergency contraceptive method to use when the condom broke or on victims of sexual assault to prevent pregnancy if taken at the... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrea Bretal
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Possible pregnancy: There is a chance that you can still be pregnant, specially if this menstrual period is different in length or quantity compared to your regular previ... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Bretal is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Bretal is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you. I'm just a little concerned because my symptoms seem to be getting worse as time passes. I'll test soon. Thanks again!
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Thank you Dr. Andrea. I really appreciate you getting back so quickly.
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Thank you, your quick reply made me feel good!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Universidad Nacional de Rosario, Santa Fe, Argentina
Graduated 1997MD

Affiliations

American Medical Association, American College of Physicians, Obesity Society
American Board Of Obesity Medicine
Obesity Medicine Association
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