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Dr. Henry Ng

Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Cleveland, OH
21 years experience male

Locations

Thomas J. MCCafferty Health Center

Cleveland, OH

Address

4242 Lorain Avenue, Cleveland, OH
Directions

MetroHealth Middleburg Heights

Middleburg Heights, OH

The MetroHealth System

Cleveland, OH

About

Bio

Henry Ng, MD, MPH, FAAP, FACP is an Internist-Pediatrician at MetroHealth Medical Center. He completed both his BS in Biochemistry and his MD at Michigan State University. He completed his residency and chief residency in Internal Medicine-Pediatrics at MetroHealth Medical Center and subsequently joined the faculty in 2006. In 2011, He completed his Master of Public Health degree at Case Western Reserve University with a special emphasis on Health Promotion/Disease Prevention for LGBT populations. He is an Assistant Professor at Case Western School of Medicine. He helped develop and currently serves as the Clinical Director of the PRIDE Clinic, Ohio’s only medical home for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender patients. Dr. Ng is the Immediate Past President of GLMA: Health Professionals

Specialties
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Internal Medicine and Pediatrics

Languages spoken

American Sign Language, Cantonese

Doctor Q&A

93 Answers
149 Agrees
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Surgery: Some transgender women have surgeries to have their bodies be more consistent with a feminine presentation. They may have breast augmentations or fac... Read More
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Yes: Rectal bleeding may a be a sign of a minor problem like hemorrhoids or an anal fissure, or something more serious. Men who have sex with men should h... Read More
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Resources: Same sex attractions are common and normal for many adolescents, young adults and adults. These feelings may or may not represent an emerging gay, le... Read More
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Avoid salt!: You may be sensitive to salt and be retaining some fluid. Salty food in moderation is fine for most people, but can be a problem for people with hig... Read More
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Depends: Some symptoms such as unexplained weight loss, chronic diarrhea, or pain with swallowing (odynophagia) may represent an opportunistic infection in a p... Read More
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Polyurathane: Individuals with a latex allergy can use polyurethane condoms for sexual activity, regardless of sexual orientation.
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No: To my knowledge, there is no evidence that green tea ingestion ins harmful to sperm development. At least one study has shown that the chemicals in g... Read More
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No: Tinea versicolor is a failry common skin infection with a fungus called malassezia furfur. A person does not need to have HIV infection in order to ... Read More
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Yes, it can be: Expired medications may no longer have the same effects on the body and may interact with other medications your health care provider has prescribed. ... Read More
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Get tested: All sexually active people should be tested for STDs and HIV to know their status before they enter a new relationship. You should use barrier method... Read More
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Lubricant: First line aids for vaginal dryness include water based lubricants. For women experiencing menopause, topical estrogen creams may also be beneficial... Read More
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Unknown: Studies on sexual orientation have looked at genetic, biological, anatomic and social causes. No one characteristic has been found to explain sexual ... Read More
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Many things: Typical visits are about general health and wellness. Your provider may as about home life, school and work, relationships and sexuality, tobacco/al... Read More
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Anal bleeding: You may have a traumatic fissure of the anus. Sitz baths and gentle washing should keep the area clean while it heals. If pain or bleeding persists... Read More
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Very few: Albuterol can cause tachycardia (fast heart rate) which ceases when the medication is metabolized. Pumicort is an inhaled steroid. Users of this can... Read More
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Humidified air : And nasal saline. Most cold medications have side effects which are dangerous for children under age 4. I like humidified air via a steam bath. Us... Read More
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Need more info: If you are concerned that he reinsured his wrist, he should be seen by his health provider who may perform repeat x-rays to see if there is a new inju... Read More
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Resources: There are some resources available for familes who have gay, lesbian or bisexual children including pflag and some books on coming out to your family.... Read More
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Varicose veins: These aren't dangerous but can become painful if the thrombose (develop clots inside). Weight loss could potentially help. If aestheticly unpleasing... Read More
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Memory: Long term memory and short term memory.
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Depends: Having diabetes does not necessarily shorten a person's lifespan. Control of blood sugar and preventing complications of diabetes including heart di... Read More
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Depends: I assume you mean hydrocepahlus - aka "water on the brain". This is a condition with an abnormality in cerebrospinal fluid flow/production and resu... Read More
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Training and scope: Primary care docs include physicians who completed training in family medicine, pediatrics, internal medicine (or for some of us both internal medicin... Read More
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Transgender Care: There are health providers with experience caring for people who identify as transgender. You can find out if a provider is near you at wew.Glma.Co... Read More
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Either: Is qualified to provide care. Which you prefer may depend more on interaction and rapport you develop with your provider.
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Need more info: It depends on the condition and the cause. Some infections can offer immunity afterward, like varicella (chicken pox). Others, can cause infections ... Read More
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Blood tests: There are some blood tests which can look for the presence of antibodies which represent current or previous exposure to a virus or bacteria. These i... Read More
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Eating paper: I think by definition, eating implies swallowing/ingesting. So my answer is maybe. Paper itself may not be very dangerous, but the inks and chemical... Read More
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No. : Interstitial lung disease or ild refers to various conditions which can cause fibrosis of the lung. These conditions often have symptoms such as chro... Read More
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Seek emergent help: If you are concerned about your pregnancy and bleeding, you need to be seen emergently. Go to your obstetrician or local emergency depart right away.
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See dermatologist : Without examining your skin it's hard to say exactly what the cause of the skin change is. After minor skin injury, many people can develop more pigme... Read More
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Uncertain: Feelings of attraction to individuals of the same sex are common and do not necessarily mean some one is gay or lesbian. This is common among youth a... Read More
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Avoid salt!: You may be sensitive to salt and be retaining some fluid. Salty food in moderation is fine for most people, but can be a problem for people with hig... Read More
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Depends: Many teens start to have feelings of attraction to people of the opposite or same gender in early adolescence (age 13 to 15 years). Some youth discov... Read More
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Anti-histamine: Red itchy watery eyes, itchy nose, sneezing, and itchy throat can all be symptoms of allergic rhinitis or hayfever. You can try over-the-counter anti... Read More
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Not necessarily: Low white blood counts, or leukopenia, may be a sign of a viral infection or a severe bacterial infection. For some people, this is actually normal. ... Read More
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Tell your doctor: Drug reactions such as hives may represent an allergic reaction to a medication, or sometimes a cross reaction to a virus. In any case, you should di... Read More
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Reactive airways: You may be developing bronchospasm from exercise or tobacco exposure. Your health provider may recommend a trial of albuterol or pulmonary function t... Read More
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Not usually: Otalgia, or ear pain, can be caused by infections of the middle ear, infection of the outer ear, referred pain from the jaw, or eustachian tube dysfun... Read More
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Hard to say: Those symptoms could represent a number of things: insect bites, skin infection, drug rash. A picture is worth a thousand words - and seeing your hea... Read More
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Repeat labs: A repeat set of thyroid tests can help determine if the replacement hormone levels are appropriate. If the thyroid levels demonstrate suboptimal act... Read More
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OJ: Both contain glucose or sugar, and in large amounts can contribute to becoming overweight. However, orange juice has vitamin c and does not contain t... Read More
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Yes: Though this is more likely with an acute flare in someone with chronic pancreatitis. Much of the pancreas may already be damaged/scarred/fibrosed in ... Read More
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Yes if: The symptoms suggest an anaphylactic reaction - difficulty breathing with a rash and facial/tongue/mouth swelling. Those ppl with an anaphylactic rea... Read More
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See health provider: Feelings of anger, denial, and depression can occur after learning you have a chronic health condition. The good news is that there are many treatment... Read More
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Increased pressure: After a severe head injury people can experience brain swelling or bleeding. In older children and adults the skull has a fixed volume because of clo... Read More
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See physician : Persistent spotting or bleeding in a woman with previously normal periods can be a sign of infection, uterine lining abnormality or hormonal imbalance... Read More
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Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 21 years experience
Muscle strain: Most likely is a muscle strain, but an exam by your health provider is the only way to know for sure.
A 42-year-old member asked:
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Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 21 years experience
Either: Is qualified to provide care. Which you prefer may depend more on interaction and rapport you develop with your provider.
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Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 21 years experience
Exam and X-rays : Some people have a degree of kyphoscoliosis which can make the spine appear to slant to one side. You health provider can determine if you have this ... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Ng is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Ng is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Your answer was very helpful! Thanks :) thanks doc for your brief answer.. will see an eye doctor soon
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, MI
Graduated 2001MD

Residency

METRO HEALTH MEDICAL CENTER

Awards

Assistant Professor, Case Western Reserve University

Affiliations

GLMA
American Public Health Association
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