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Dr. Kitturah Schomberg-Klaiss

Family Medicine
West Blocton, AL
29 years experience female

Locations

Office

West Blocton, AL

Address

P.O. Box 480, West Blocton, AL
Directions

About

Bio

Kitturah Schomberg-Klaiss graduated with a BS (Psychology) from the University of Florida in 1989, and recieved her D.O. from NSU-COM in 1993. A National Health Service Corps scholarship recipient, she has been practicing Family Medicine at the West Blocton Health Center since 1997.

Specialties
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Family Medicine

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

305 Answers
1.7K Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kitturah Schomberg-Klaiss
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Diet and exercise: A healthy diet, low in sodium, combined with regular exercise, is a good way to bring down your blood pressure. The dash diet (http://www.Nhlbi.Nih.G... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kitturah Schomberg-Klaiss
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Office Uninalysis: Dipsticks are often use at the point of care to give a quick reading for urinalysis. Color changes on the dipstick show if there are red or white cell... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Kitturah Schomberg-Klaiss
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Possible: But not likely. Most patients with endometrial cancer have risk factors that have to do with estrogen exposure (like early menarche, late menopause).... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Kitturah Schomberg-Klaiss
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Yes: Biopsy means taking a small sample of tissue to be examined under a microscope. This is often done using a special needle.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kitturah Schomberg-Klaiss
Family Medicine 29 years experience
No: Bacterial vaginitis, or bv, can cause irritation & smelly discharge, but not cervical cancer. Cervical cancer is caused by the human papilloma virus.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kitturah Schomberg-Klaiss
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Pollen: Seasonal allergies are very common, & usually due to pollen. Starting a daily non-sedating antihistamine (claritin, zyrtec, allegra), & adding a nasa... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kitturah Schomberg-Klaiss
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Fall: A fall from a typical bed is only 2-3 feet. If the baby has no sign of injury (swelling, bruising) and is playing happily with all 4 extremities, you ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kitturah Schomberg-Klaiss
Family Medicine 29 years experience
UTI: In a woman, the most common cause of burning on urination is a bladder infection. In a male, particularly one under 35, it may be due to a sexually tr... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kitturah Schomberg-Klaiss
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Change w/exercise : When excercised, or 'stressed', the heart needs more oxegen to function properly than at rest. If it's not getting that increase, the muscle will star... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kitturah Schomberg-Klaiss
Family Medicine 29 years experience
One: Carry 1 with you at all times, and keep 1 at home, so that if you use the one you carry, you will have some until you can get a refill.
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kitturah Schomberg-Klaiss
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Breastfeeding: Usually, feeding on demamd, straight from mom, is the best, most efficent way to breast feed. Why are you only pumping? There can be good reasons to g... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kitturah Schomberg-Klaiss
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Lots: Urinalysis can show sugar in the urine, a sign of diabetes. Protein can also be detected, with indicates kidney damage. Nitrites and white blood cells... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kitturah Schomberg-Klaiss
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Nothing: Not every boy's voice breaks. Particularly if you are a singer, you may get enough vocal exercise that it never happens to you. My kid brother is a s... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kitturah Schomberg-Klaiss
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Define moderation: In general, it's a good idea; things that are bad for you can't do much damage if you are only exposed to a little, & things that are good for you can... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kitturah Schomberg-Klaiss
Family Medicine 29 years experience
No oil with condoms: Not sure about the rest, but baby oil will cause the latex in condoms to break down and is not recomended as a sexual lubricant.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kitturah Schomberg-Klaiss
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Common: Risk factors for developing cholecysitis are the same as those for developing gallstones; being overweight, or loosing a lot of weight in a relatively... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kitturah Schomberg-Klaiss
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Both Doctors: The big difference in training between dos & mds is that dos receive training in palpatory diagnosis, and osteopathic manipulation and philosophy. The... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kitturah Schomberg-Klaiss
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Abdominal pain: Classically, appendicitis is charecterized by epigastic or peri-umbilical abdominal pain that gradually moves into the right lower quadrant, accompani... Read More
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kitturah Schomberg-Klaiss
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Need a pelvic exam: Bleeding after sex can have a number of causes, but you need a pelvic exam for a diagnosis.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kitturah Schomberg-Klaiss
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Yes: If you skip the placebo pills in a pack of birth control pills and go straight to the active pills in the next pack, you shouldn't have a period.
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kitturah Schomberg-Klaiss
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Yes: At its base, asthma is an inflammatory problem of the lungs, & if you don't stay on your symbicort, (budesonide and formoterol) which contains an inha... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kitturah Schomberg-Klaiss
Family Medicine 29 years experience
None: Colon hydrotherapy is just a fancy name for an enema, and unless you have constipation that hasn't responded to other measures, you don't need one. An... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kitturah Schomberg-Klaiss
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Yes, but...: Baby might not be confused, but he also might not take it. Speaking from personal experience, my daughter wouldn't take a bottle from me at that age -... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kitturah Schomberg-Klaiss
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Depends: If you never want to get pregnant again, the best thing is for you and your partner to both have your tubes tied (tubal ligation for her, vasectomy fo... Read More
A 69-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kitturah Schomberg-Klaiss
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Depends: On the 82 yo & the fracture site. A healthy one with a non-displaced, simple fracture of a finger on the non-dominant hand shouldn't have any more tro... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kitturah Schomberg-Klaiss
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Antihistamines: Claritin is available generic & otc, & effective. Nasal saline spray, or using a neti pot, may also help.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kitturah Schomberg-Klaiss
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Possible: The oldest woman who got pregnant without any medical assistance had her baby at 52. That said, the older you are, the greater the odds you will need ... Read More
A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kitturah Schomberg-Klaiss
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Concussion?: It sounds like you had a concussion. You need to see your dr to be sure nothing more serious is going on.
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kitturah Schomberg-Klaiss
Family Medicine 29 years experience
EpiPen (epinephrine) Dosing: According to epocrates, the adult sized Epipen (epinephrine) is used in children greater than 30kg, or 66 lbs. If your son is 55lbs, he needs to grow... Read More
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kitturah Schomberg-Klaiss
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Many possiblilites: If it's tender, it could be a dental abcess or a swollen lymph node from an infection. If it's not tender, it could be a cyst. The only way to know ... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kitturah Schomberg-Klaiss
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Healthy diet: As a newly diagnosed type 2 diabetic, you should definatly change your diet. Decreased consumption of all carbohydrates, esp. Simple ones like sugar ... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kitturah Schomberg-Klaiss
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Irregular cycles: Irregular cycles can have many causes. You probably aren't pregnant- most tubals that fail do so in the first year. Depending on your age, pre-menopau... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kitturah Schomberg-Klaiss
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Depends: It depends on how much sugar it's made with. Having a little sugar with your tea is not a big deal; having a little tea with your sugar is a problem. ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Kitturah Schomberg-Klaiss
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Varies: It depends on how long your cycle is. You usually ovulate 14 days before the first day of your period. How long goes between the first day of your p... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kitturah Schomberg-Klaiss
Family Medicine 29 years experience
0.1%: Highest concentration of Retin-A available is 0.1%. Whether you want cream, lotion, or gel depends on how oily your skin is: cream will dry it out lea... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Kitturah Schomberg-Klaiss
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Nosebleeds: In a child this are, nosebleeds are usually due to trauma, often from nose picking. The dry air in air conditioned settings doesn't help either. A sma... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kitturah Schomberg-Klaiss
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Depends: Using a typical, abdominal doppler to listen, typically around 12-13 weeks; using a vaginal probe with an ultrasound machine, you may be able to detec... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kitturah Schomberg-Klaiss
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Bad idea: Healthy eating and lifestyle, including excercise, will bring your pressure down, but not immediatly; they take time to work. Discuss it with your dr;... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kitturah Schomberg-Klaiss
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Normal: As the children's book says, everybody farts. Typically, most people pass gas about 15 times a day. If you want to try to decrease the amount of gas y... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kitturah Schomberg-Klaiss
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Yes: If it's been more than 3 months since your last Depo-Provera shot and your periods have returned to normal, it's possible to get pregnant. It's possib... Read More
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kitturah Schomberg-Klaiss
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Common: Amoxicillin/clavulanic acid is a very good antibiotic; unfortunately, it's also notorious for causing stomach upset & diarrhea. If it's not to bad, p... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Kitturah Schomberg-Klaiss
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Yes: Sperm are viable in a female's reproductive system for up to 5 days, so sex up to that long before ovulation can still result in pregnancy.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kitturah Schomberg-Klaiss
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Test: You could be pregnant, it might also just be your body getting used to the pill. Time to test & be sure!
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kitturah Schomberg-Klaiss
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Before 38 weeks: How much before is up to you, but a normal delivery is expected at any time from 38-42 weeks of gestation.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kitturah Schomberg-Klaiss
Family Medicine 29 years experience
See your Dr: He needs to see his dr. This may not be related to the colonoscopy, but it might, so he needs to be checked.
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kitturah Schomberg-Klaiss
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Yes: Condoms, even used perfectly, every time, have a 17% failure rate. To actually run the numbers, if 100 women between 18-25 have unprotected sex for 1... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kitturah Schomberg-Klaiss
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Many possibilities: 1st 2 things to know: the results of your pregnancy test & what kind of birth control you are on. Some forms of contraception can make you skip a per... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kitturah Schomberg-Klaiss
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Need to see Dr: A changing mole, particularly if it's having bleeding issues, may have become cancerous and needs to be removed.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kitturah Schomberg-Klaiss
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Yes, but...: There may be a problem with the pregnancy, including the possibility of an ectopic or a miscarriage. You need to see your dr and be evaluated.
A member asked:
Dr. Kitturah Schomberg-Klaiss
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Maybe...: 1 symptom of hyperthyroidism is rapid heart rate. If your heart is going too fast, that can cause you to feel lightheaded.

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Aug 22, 2013
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Jun 6, 2012
Once again, I get answers to my health questions from REAL DOCTORS! Many times within a few minutes of asking! Dr Schomberg-Klaiss is one of those awesome doctors who took the time to answer my questi...Read More
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Jun 26, 2012
My daughter is now on the tablet suggested by this doctor and it is a miracle drug. Complete turn around of symptoms. Thank you so much
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Thankk. I've been and off birth control since I was a teen and I'm 24 now. I've never experienced break through bleeding before this time. I was off it for a year before I started this month. I was co...Read More
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thank you! I've been having period's but they have been very irregular now since march... but all signs of pregnancy the only thing im not having is sore breast & getting sick.. the past 2 weeks ive...Read More
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I will take a look into that book. thank you very much. its because the dr wants to see how much i am making to get babys weight up and i just got my pump and he wont allow me to feed then pump and fe...Read More

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine, FL
Graduated 1993MD

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