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Dr. Reginald Gohh

Nephrology and Dialysis
Providence, RI
32 years experience male

Locations

Office

Providence, RI

Address

593 Eddy Street, APC921, Providence, RI
Directions

Insurances accepted

Aetna

Blue cross blue shield

Cigna

Humana

Medicaid

United healthcare

About

Bio

Medical Director, Division of Organ Transplantation, Rhode Island Hospital Associate Professor of Medicine at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Nephrology and Dialysis

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

70 Answers
30 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Reginald Gohh
Nephrology and Dialysis 32 years experience
Needssurgical eval: Clotting of the avf is the major problem facing patients on dialysis. Generally, it needs to be evaluated and declotted rapidly to be salvaged (withi... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Reginald Gohh
Nephrology and Dialysis 32 years experience
Probably med effect: Metronidazole is known to turn urine a brownish color. Also, being dehydrated can also make your urine look dark. Kidney stones usually cause pain a... Read More
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Reginald Gohh
Nephrology and Dialysis 32 years experience
Not necessarily: I assume that the patient's kidney insufficiency is due to diabetes. Regardless, the need for Insulin therapy is not dependent on the degree of kidne... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Reginald Gohh
Nephrology and Dialysis 32 years experience
Possible infection: Urinary tract infections can cause the urine to be foul-smelling. In females, vaginal infections can cause a fishy odor which might be mistaken as em... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Reginald Gohh
Nephrology and Dialysis 32 years experience
Yes: Low potassium levels (known as hypokalemia) can often cause muscle weakness and cramps. Low potassium levels can occur after heavy exercise through p... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Reginald Gohh
Nephrology and Dialysis 32 years experience
Depends: Based on average american diet, it would have to drink 10-12 liters of water to develop water intoxication. If you eat less (for example such an alc... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Reginald Gohh
Nephrology and Dialysis 32 years experience
Yes: Kidney transplantation should not be considered a cure for kidney disease, but rather a treatment modality. Given the alternatives (dialysis), transp... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Reginald Gohh
Nephrology and Dialysis 32 years experience
No correct answer: Immunosuppressants are chosen based on the characteristics of the both the transplant recipient and the donor kidney-- one shoe does not fit all patie... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Reginald Gohh
Nephrology and Dialysis 32 years experience
Move on to the next: Forgetting a single dose of an antihypertensive agent, particularly a drug like lisinopril, is unlikely to lead to adverse consequences. However, the... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Reginald Gohh
Nephrology and Dialysis 32 years experience
Unclear: Kidney transplant recipients are maintained on immunosuppressive therapy and are increased risk of infections and malignancies. Previous asbestos exp... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Reginald Gohh
Nephrology and Dialysis 32 years experience
The neck: The permacath is placed in the internal jugular vein on either the right or left side of the neck. It is generally considered a temporary dialysis ac... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Reginald Gohh
Nephrology and Dialysis 32 years experience
Dehydration: The main function of diuretics is to increase the output of urine, thereby helping to manage high blood pressure. As a side effect of their chronic u... Read More
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Reginald Gohh
Nephrology and Dialysis 32 years experience
See your doctor: Your symptoms may represent an allergic reaction to the sulfa component of bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim). This allergic reaction may al... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Reginald Gohh
Nephrology and Dialysis 32 years experience
Cleansing of blood: Dialysis is the cleansing of the blood through an artificial membrane. It replaces some of the physiologic functions of a normal kidney but is genera... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Reginald Gohh
Nephrology and Dialysis 32 years experience
Yes, if concentrated: Urine can very in appearance for almost water-like when dilute to dark yellow when maximally concentrated. There tends to be ammonia like odor to the... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Reginald Gohh
Nephrology and Dialysis 32 years experience
Infection: Urinary tract infections can cause the urine to be foul-smelling. In females, vaginal infections can cause a fishy odor which might be mistaken as em... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Reginald Gohh
Nephrology and Dialysis 32 years experience
Probably lab error: Albumin is a protein made by the liver and is measured through blood testing. It is usually used as a marker of nutrition or liver disease. Normal v... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Reginald Gohh
Nephrology and Dialysis 32 years experience
May not be relevent: This may or may not be relevent. If you are small statured, you are likely to have small kidneys. The size of the kidneys is less relevent than bioc... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Reginald Gohh
Nephrology and Dialysis 32 years experience
No: Catapres (clonidine) helps with opiate withdrawal symptoms by reducing the sympathetic nervous system (which results in a rapid heart rate and elevate... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Reginald Gohh
Nephrology and Dialysis 32 years experience
Bleeding, infection: A percutaneous (through the skin) nephrostomy tube is generally placed when there is obstruction to the flow of urine into the bladder such as a large... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Reginald Gohh
Nephrology and Dialysis 32 years experience
Radiology studies: A number of radiology modalities such as an ultrasound, intravenous urography (dye in injected through a vein which is then filmed as it exits the kid... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Reginald Gohh
Nephrology and Dialysis 32 years experience
No time limit: The longevity of a kidney transplant is usually about 10-15 years depending on the source and quality of the donor organ (living donor kidneys tend to... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Reginald Gohh
Nephrology and Dialysis 32 years experience
Kidney problems: The urine is usually examined to look for problems related to kidney function or infections. The presence of blood or protein in the urine may indica... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Reginald Gohh
Nephrology and Dialysis 32 years experience
Urine analysis: Most people who have passed on stone will pass another stone in their lifetime. If the stones are of a certain type (calcium oxalate), certain change... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Reginald Gohh
Nephrology and Dialysis 32 years experience
Yes: Homocystinuria is an inherited genetic disorder that impairs the metabolism of the Amino Acid methionine. It is a recessive disorder, which means tha... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Reginald Gohh
Nephrology and Dialysis 32 years experience
Depends on treatment: There are different forms of nephritis and all are associated with hypertension. The prognosis of a specific form of nephritis depends on response to ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Reginald Gohh
Nephrology and Dialysis 32 years experience
Yes and now : When you body is dehydrated, your body holds on to both sodium (salt) and water. The antiduiuretic hormone helps you hold on to water by decreasing t... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Reginald Gohh
Nephrology and Dialysis 32 years experience
Depends on grade: The severity of lupus nephritis can vary from something benign requiring no specific treatment and severe damage that can lead to kidney failure. Alt... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Reginald Gohh
Nephrology and Dialysis 32 years experience
No specific diet: To my knowledge there is no specific diet recommended that can help the course of lupus nephritis. However, most people with kidney damage are placed... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Reginald Gohh
Nephrology and Dialysis 32 years experience
Counteracts effects: Aldosterone is a hormone produced by the body which acts to reabsorb sodium from the urine, which is very helpful during periods of dehydration. Diur... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Reginald Gohh
Nephrology and Dialysis 32 years experience
Urologic evaluation: "dribbling urine" or incontinence can occur for a number of reasons related to bladder disorders. These include poor bladder muscle tone, bladder spa... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Reginald Gohh
Nephrology and Dialysis 32 years experience
Probably nothing: Every lab has their own reference value for "abnormal" findings. Most labs would say that 2 rbcs/hpf is in the normal range. Also, a lot of findings... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Reginald Gohh
Nephrology and Dialysis 32 years experience
Different molecule: Both Potassium Chloride and bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) are used as potassium supplements with the only difference being the part of molecule (th... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Reginald Gohh
Nephrology and Dialysis 32 years experience
Unlikely: Birth control pills do not directly afftect kidney function. However, they may cause an increase in blood pressure and poorly controlled hypertension... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Reginald Gohh
Nephrology and Dialysis 32 years experience
Changes in the urine: Nephritis means inflammation of the kidney. This can sometimes result in blood or protein being lossed in the urine manifesting as a smoky or frothy ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Reginald Gohh
Nephrology and Dialysis 32 years experience
User dependent: Both Benicar (olmesartan) and Lisinopril are used to treat high blood pressure. Both block the effects of angiotension--a hormone that causes constri... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Reginald Gohh
Nephrology and Dialysis 32 years experience
Generally no: An elevated bun/creatinine ratio (>20) is usually suggestive of "dehydration" and improves with increased fluids. Unless the patient with a kidney in... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Reginald Gohh
Nephrology and Dialysis 32 years experience
No: Prinivial is an ace inhibitor, which is another form of blood pressure medicine. Ace inhibitors are felt to have protective effects in patient s with... Read More
A 87-year-old male asked:
Dr. Reginald Gohh
Nephrology and Dialysis 32 years experience
Followup with doctor: The pesence of penile pain in a patient with an indwelling catheter may be due to catheter irritation or infection. The dark coloured urine most like... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Reginald Gohh
Nephrology and Dialysis 32 years experience
Diuretic drugs: Many different medications can promote increased urine output and thereby get rid of extra water that is retained as 'edema" or fluid in the tissues. ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Reginald Gohh
Nephrology and Dialysis 32 years experience
Generally safe: Amoxicillin is generally considered to be safe to use during pregnancy, even in the first trimester of pregnancy. This issue was specifically studied... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Reginald Gohh
Nephrology and Dialysis 32 years experience
No good answer: I assume that your dad's kidneys are somehow obstructed and need to be drained externally. If the tubes are not draining because they are obstructed,... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Reginald Gohh
Nephrology and Dialysis 32 years experience
Possible infection: Frequent urination of small amounts of urine may point to infection, which may have be preceeded by small amounts of blood. You should have your urin... Read More
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Reginald Gohh
Nephrology and Dialysis 32 years experience
Low sodium levels: Hyponatremia is a term used to refer to low sodium concentrations in the body. Generally this is due to excess amount of water which dilutes the sodi... Read More
A 72-year-old male asked:
Dr. Reginald Gohh
Nephrology and Dialysis 32 years experience
Any symptoms?: Given your age and underlying medical problems including diabetes, hypertension and chronic kidney disease, i would caution undergoing any surgical pr... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Reginald Gohh
Nephrology and Dialysis 32 years experience
Outside referral: As a potential recipient, the patient has the right to be referred to another facility for a second opinion if the original center does not find him/h... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Reginald Gohh
Nephrology and Dialysis 32 years experience
Other med. problems?: The longevity of a kidney transplant is usually about 10-15 years depending on the source and quality of the donor organ (living donor kidneys tend to... Read More
A 71-year-old female asked:
Dr. Reginald Gohh
Nephrology and Dialysis 32 years experience
Wrong antibiotic?: Failure to respond to an antibiotic may be due to the use of an agent that is ineffective for that particular bacteria. Another reason for failure ma... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Reginald Gohh
Nephrology and Dialysis 32 years experience
Yes: Fertility should not be affected by living donor nephrectomy. If the donor is deemed otherwise healthy enough to donate a kidney, there should be no ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Reginald Gohh
Nephrology and Dialysis 32 years experience
Depends on type: Most transplant centers have adopted a streamlined approach for testing potential kidney recipients and livng donors. This process, including necessa... Read More

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HealthTap member
Apr 1, 2015
I was curious. Did you ever work with Dr. Michael Plager in Providence. He is my nephrologist in Keene, NH. Nice guy #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Gohh is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks for your quick reply! but i am getting back pain as well in left side below the ribs, is it because of asidity?
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I undergone leproscopic surgery and removed the stone before 2 months
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! A very satisfying answer

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Meharry Medical College School of Medicine, TN
Graduated 1990MD

Affiliations

Miriam hospital
Rhode Island Hospital
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