Dr. TRUC DAO

Psychiatry
GARDEN GROVE, CA
39 years experience

Locations

Office

GARDEN GROVE

Address

13071 BROOKHURST ST, SUITE 180, GARDEN GROVE
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About

Bio

The experience of Medicine and Psychology and Psycho-pharmacology, besides Military Medicine, allow me to understand more about the patient and his-her problems, then to chose a more appropriate regimen of medications.

Specialties
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Psychiatry

Licenses

United States: California

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

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Cancer weight loss: We always try primarily to rule out cancer in any case of unexplained weight loss, not only colon. Once we rule out cancer, any other cause will not b... Read More
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Fiber 4 weight loss: Food rich in fiber usually taste less good then others. Starting with good motivations for weight loss helps. Nuts had good fibers and rich in protein... Read More
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Pain above breast: If pain is felt on/above breast and on chest, most importantly is not from the heart! nerves from the neck spine covers the area from above breast to ... Read More
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Kidney area pain: Kidney pain would occur 24h/d no matter what you do. So you do not have kidney problem. You may not have "back muscle pain" which occur also all day a... Read More
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Meds loss libido: If you had libido then lost due to antidepressant(s), wellbutrin (bupropion) may at times help restore desire or orgasm or any sexual disturbances. If... Read More
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Skin cancer?: If it is new, and grows fast, and the border is very irregular, the surface color can be not uniform (black-red-black, or just dark black..), then it ... Read More
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No Motrin 4 GI pain: Pain upper right abdomen with meals can also be (mainly) stomach ulcer or gastritis and can be aggravated by ibuprophen-motrin. Until diagnostic prove... Read More
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What disability???: Learn to be precise if you need help. Any physical disability results also in additional efforts for the brain to accomplish a day's work. All human ... Read More
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it can be OK if only occur in one month separated by weeks, but not if so every month.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
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Quality of good doc: A good doc communicates well and makes you feel your problems are well understood. Good doc plans well in advance of each step, each visit, and never ... Read More
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Zoloft (sertraline) equivalent: Equivalent to what other med? Prozac-zoloft-paxil-celexa... Are in a class called ssri. They are totally different meds but can be used to treat relat... Read More
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Carbon monoxyde: It clings onto blood and prevents oxygen from feeding the body needs, accumulation kills. Camper shells traps it int higher concentrations to accelera... Read More
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Anemic: Treat the cause of anemia. Many different causes lead to different kinds of anemia and very different types of treatment.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
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Pregnt 5w after sex: Depending on your mense date, if test is negative, repeat test in one week, should be positive if first one was neg.
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Allergy: Allergy reaction can be systemic [whole body reaction] with the law of "none or all", to any allergen, whether peanut, penicillin, milk, bee-sting, je... Read More
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Alcohol xanax (alprazolam): A good doctor does not prescribe xanax (alprazolam) to people that drink, no matter how much. Once an addict, always an addict, and doctors do not agg... Read More
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Depression and weigh: Some people are more sensitive to weight side effects than others. All antidepressants can cause weight gain. Even if a patient improves a lot but als... Read More
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Lump after biopsy?: If the biopsy was well done with the minimal risk of error, and the result was normal ( no cancer) then the lump may simply be an internal scar. Some ... Read More
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Speech nervousness: Medication called "beta blocker" such as a low dose of Inderal (propranolol) (propanolol) is frequently used very eficiently to calm the heart rate an... Read More
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Female ED: No lubrification and no swelling genitals.
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Dementia: It is a disease of old people when they lose memory gradually due a deteriorating old brain. Intellectual functions deteriorates slowly also...A 17yea... Read More
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Air quality: The radio and newspapers do give air quality report of each county of each big city daily. Based on that, some schools (kids school!) can be closed to... Read More
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Thirsty with soda: Diet soda has the chemical that replace sugar. Coffee in soda ( if you only drink soda instead of water) about 6-7 cups a day in soda or maybe even mo... Read More
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Virus vs anxiety: Anxiety last a long time (weeks-months) and can cause a vicious cycle of damages, while a viral infection is self limited in time ( days to a week max... Read More
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Kava kava Xanax (alprazolam): No. No natural nutrient can replace such a powerful med. There are very good meds to use against withdrawal from any benzodiazepine. For any addictive... Read More
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PTSD mild: Mild or severe relies on consequences on life and severity of symptoms.
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Chest pain to arm: Can be a typical heart attack that irradiates to the jaw and then left arm mainly (not right arm) then can at times extend till the left wrist area to... Read More
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Arm chest pain: Can be both! if pressure on chest trigger same pain then it is the chest wall and not the organs inside (bird cage is rusty but bird is well). All org... Read More
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Pain breathing in: Inhaling involve active muscular work while exhaling is passive elasticity of thorax. Muscles work and hurt after they have been overworked for a long... Read More
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Aneurysm repair: At that age, the risk of death is extremely high, as the body does not only have aneurysm but other vascular problem accumulated with life and the ca... Read More
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Aneurysm + eating : Abd aneurysm occur by the late 40s while eating disorder happen mainly to young people, late teens to young adults. No relationship.
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Aneurysm symptom: It is usually detected by examination of the abdomen and auscultation: we can feel the size manually and hear the murmur of the circulation in an enla... Read More
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Alcohol poisoning: If the total amount accumulated is such that it overwhelm the body capacity to digest it, consequences can last days or kill acutely.
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Ulcer booze: Blunt answer to you = ulcer is deadly complication from drinking. Stop drinking is only way out.
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Initiate sleep: Good sleep hygiene = relax properly 30mn before sleep, not engage in hi-brain stimulation activities shortly before (gaming for hours, bright light in... Read More
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ADHD overweight: No vitamin can replace a healthy lifestyle, ever. Also, for adhd, avoid industrial sugar. Use natural sweets from fruits that never cause weight exces... Read More
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Unhappy environment: Kids need to witness love + good communications + forgiveness so they can grow up in harmony and be healthy physically and mentally. If they only in t... Read More
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Drug withdraawal: Depends on the power of the drug, and the duration of time talking it + amount consumed in a certain of time (daily quantity, usually) and your state ... Read More
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Pain after swallow: Pill stuck in the esophagus triggering spasm of esophagus. No sensory nerve inside body to tell precisely which organ is hurt but functional symptoms ... Read More
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Jogging weight loss: Weight loss only occurs if activities burn more calories than you eat in. There is absolutely no use to exercise to lose weight unless you eat less fi... Read More
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Desyrel (trazodone) OD: Treatment = emergency room 911 immediately. No alternative.
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Xanax (alprazolam): Is a fast acting and short acting (few hours only), only treat symptoms. It never treat any problem to the root cause of the problems. Thus is very ad... Read More
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Eruthropoietin: It is secreted by the kidneys, simply. When kidneys fail, all functions are reduced. Industrial production of erythrop works as good as the natural on... Read More
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AAA 10cm: Not heard of 10cm, must be a very lucky person to be alive till then, as surgery is indicated when it reaches above 4.5cm diameter.
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Carb monoxide: Oil burning leaves much more cm than gaz is it does not burn as totally as gaz.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
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Chamomille: It only helps if you have a mild sleep problem. If you are depressed, it may not help for very long as short sleep is a major symptom of depression. H... Read More
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Chronic fatigue: Fatigue never as a only one symptom if of long duration. Part of "depression", "chronic fatigue syndrome", "hypothyroid". Search the web for each abov... Read More
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Constipation: Drink well 2 liter/d and eat fiber fruits (there are fruits without fiber) + lifestyle changes = increased activities on daily basis if you are not a... Read More
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Beer blocs tricor (fenofibrate): Alcohol cause increased tg, preventing tricor (fenofibrate) from working. Some people are resilient and can absorb a lot without results till late. ... Read More
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Alcohol: Periodic? How frequent? And how much at a time? Even binge 5 beers in weekends is alcoholism with severe long term personal and familial consequences.... Read More
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. DAO is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. DAO is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you for answering this question. In this topic, your answer was more meaningful and helpful than the rest. You are a great doctor!
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This was very helpful. Thanks! I'm always impressed to hear the eastern tricks mentioned in the western society, thank you for weighing in.
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Good. Answer. I. Had a family member who was addicted to valuim all his life. Destroyed him. Was never there emotional or physically.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

UNIVERSITY OF MONTREAL
Graduated 1984MD

Awards

Top Psychiatrist, Third Place, California - Spring
2015
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