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Dr. Mark Tosca

Urgent Care
Tempe, AZ
21 years experience male

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Tempe, AZ

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Tempe, AZ
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My office hours

Wednesday: 8:00am - 9:00pm
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Insurances accepted

Aetna

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Urgent Care

Licenses

United States: Arizona

Doctor Q&A

84 Answers
271 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Tosca
Urgent Care 21 years experience
Many possibilites: It could be something as benign as muscle pain from physical activity. Has she had any trauma? Does she have a fever? Where in her legs does she ha... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Tosca
Urgent Care 21 years experience
No.: How do you know whether it's infected or not blocked with wax? The only was to determine that is to have a health care provider look in your ear.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Tosca
Urgent Care 21 years experience
Ignore: Make a headache diary. Include sleep, foods, caffeine, stress.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Tosca
Urgent Care 21 years experience
Variable: Any form of chronic pain can effect mood and vice versa. It's become clear that chronic pain can lead to depression, anxiety etc. And treatments for ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Tosca
Urgent Care 21 years experience
Dramamine (dimenhydrinate): U can use dramamine (dimenhydrinate) otc (over the counter). A more effective medication is scopolamine patch (prescription). These help for the se... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Tosca
Urgent Care 21 years experience
Dramamine (dimenhydrinate): U can use dramamine (dimenhydrinate) otc (over the counter). A more effective medication is scopolamine patch (prescription). These help for the se... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Tosca
Urgent Care 21 years experience
Benadryl (diphenhydramine)....: ..If it's an allergic sinus headache. You can take a anti-inflammatory medication, like advil (ibuprofen) if there aren't reasons for you not to take ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Tosca
Urgent Care 21 years experience
Stay hydrated: The most important thing is to stay hydrated. Propel or gatorade diluted 50% are good options at maintaining your electrolyte balance. If it's the ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Tosca
Urgent Care 21 years experience
????: You mean an actual er ? Google search for the closest hospital. An emergency contact is usually a family member and they don't have to be located i... Read More
A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Tosca
Urgent Care 21 years experience
Need more info.: Could be many things. Anxiety/panic, reaction to a allergy medication (decongestant), hyperthyroidism. Would need more info. Depends on your age, r... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Tosca
Urgent Care 21 years experience
Depends: If u overdose you'll often feel nauseated & vomit. Side-effects of medications r usually dose-dependent. But u could be taking the recommended d... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Tosca
Urgent Care 21 years experience
Be seen again: If you are having pain and there is a red, blistered appearance you should be seen again to make sure it isn't shingles. Even if it isn't, if you ha... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Tosca
Urgent Care 21 years experience
For Emergencies Only: Usually emergent situations are self-evident. Ex's. Include some forms of chest pain, significant head trauma, open fractures, intractable seizures, r... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Tosca
Urgent Care 21 years experience
See a counselor or: And/or psychiatrist. Although it would be best to start with the pcp. Often stress is the cause of nightmares. Anxiety and depression may be an i... Read More
A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Tosca
Urgent Care 21 years experience
Balanitis: That sounds like balanitis which is often from yeast. If you're uncircumcised you're at increased risk for this. However the only way to get an accu... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Tosca
Urgent Care 21 years experience
No, evaluated? yes.: You don't need to be alarmed. The urgency of the evaluation depends on your risk. If you're older and have cardiac risks factors like diabetes, high... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Tosca
Urgent Care 21 years experience
Experience: Nortriptyline which as you may know is a tricyclic anti-depressant. Amitriptyline also a tricyclic has been shown to be effective for headache preven... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Tosca
Urgent Care 21 years experience
Lots!: You have post nasal drip. The mucus drains over night to the back of your throat. You can use nasal saline to clear the mucus before bed. You can t... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Tosca
Urgent Care 21 years experience
See your PCP: Exertional chest pain can be a sign of heart disease. If you have risk factors for cardiac disease: high blood pressure or cholesterol, diabetes get ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Tosca
Urgent Care 21 years experience
Depression: Alcoholism is known to cause depression and anxiety among other problems. Not much good to say about alcoholism in any form. Increases risk for high... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Tosca
Urgent Care 21 years experience
You need more eval: It may be viral gastroenteritis but i'd suggest you see GI & be evaluated for..(adapted healthyhype.Com) sulfur reducing microbes helicobacter pyl... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Tosca
Urgent Care 21 years experience
ER : Er evaluation. Of course it depends on the details and force of the trauma. But if there is significant pain, particularly in association with any n... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Tosca
Urgent Care 21 years experience
Any: Any food if infected can cause food poisoning. If by home food you mean foods that you prepare and store or can yourself there's even greater possi... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Tosca
Urgent Care 21 years experience
Don't over treat : There is much unwarranted fear about fever. The latest pediatric guideline are treat a fever >102 regardless & only treat < 102 for pain which at tha... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Tosca
Urgent Care 21 years experience
It shouldn't : That's unusual. My concern is moderate-severe sleep apnea is a cardiovascular risk factor (ie. Increases risk for stroke & heart attack). If you a... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Tosca
Urgent Care 21 years experience
???: Only if you have an std oral or pelvic could you give him an std.
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Tosca
Urgent Care 21 years experience
Not too concerned: I expect they are just your lingual tonsils or circumvallate papillae (taste buds). This can occur for many reasons, including allergies. If they re... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Tosca
Urgent Care 21 years experience
Question?: His age is an important factor. Strep throat often causes abdominal pain in children, even ear infections. We worry most about appendicitis in part... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Tosca
Urgent Care 21 years experience
Vascular : Vascular headache? For migraine caffeine would better. Opioids aren't advised for ha. Try Aleve next. Then eccedrin if needed (contains aspirin, caff... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Tosca
Urgent Care 21 years experience
Can't say: Wouldn't know without an ekg. But with those symptoms and your family history i hope you submitted this question from the er waiting for an ekg!?
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Tosca
Urgent Care 21 years experience
Gum pain?: What do mean by gum pain? How are u distinguishing gum from tooth pain. Pain from one location if its intense enough can trigger a headache secondari... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Tosca
Urgent Care 21 years experience
Time: There isn't any way to get rid of them faster. The increase in intra-thoracic pressure causes the small surface capillaries to bleed. They will resol... Read More
A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Tosca
Urgent Care 21 years experience
Depends: There are a number of causes for cough. It can be from something as simple as a post-infectious cough. A cough after a respiratory infection. It co... Read More
A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Tosca
Urgent Care 21 years experience
Usually easy: Normal w/ viral uri's to have a temp up to 72 hrs. If u have sore throat it's very unlikely to be strep when u also have cough/congestion (not alwa... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Tosca
Urgent Care 21 years experience
Allergies: I suspect it's allergies. If it's clear drainage and if he has associated allergy symptoms like sneezing, red itchy eyes then allergic rhinitis is li... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Tosca
Urgent Care 21 years experience
Good question: Contrary to popular belief vitamin supplements by and large have not been proven beneficial except in select situations. In fact, supplements could b... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Tosca
Urgent Care 21 years experience
Could be: Signs and symptoms of a heart attack (myocardial infarction). ...Pressure, a feeling of fullness or a squeezing pain in the center of your chest that ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Tosca
Urgent Care 21 years experience
It depends: Tussionex is sustained release. It provides a gradual amnt of hydrocodone over 12 hrs. Hycodan is dosed on a shorter interval. If you took Hycodan ... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Tosca
Urgent Care 21 years experience
Hard to say: The diagnosis depends on many factors. What are your vital signs at the time this is occurring? How long, how many episodes? Could be a vaso-vagal e... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Tosca
Urgent Care 21 years experience
No: Doesn't sound like the fever is related to the wasp or spray. It's mostly likely one of many upper respiratory infections she'll have in her lifetime.... Read More
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Tosca
Urgent Care 21 years experience
Herd: Could be acid reflux since its associated with burping. Try some Tums or otc Zantac to see if it alleviates. More likely it's costochondritis. Which ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Tosca
Urgent Care 21 years experience
Motrin or Tylenol (acetaminophen): Sounds like it may be herpangina. Most often caused by the hand, foot and mouth virus. Tylenol (acetaminophen) and Motrin can be used for pain. In ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Tosca
Urgent Care 21 years experience
Several ways: It's not any different then how it would be treated in an adult. Compression is the first thing. If that doesn't work a topical vasoconstricter (lik... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Tosca
Urgent Care 21 years experience
Bad: It can be just as bad if not worse then drinking a six-pack a day. It's alcohol abuse either way. Both can lead to cirrhosis, dementia, increase ris... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Tosca
Urgent Care 21 years experience
Why?: You shouldn't vomit unless u ingest something toxic. U can tear your esophagus, cause subconjunctival hemorrhages among other things. There's a reas... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Tosca
Urgent Care 21 years experience
Low?: If there isn't a wet diaper within 6-8 hrs and if there is one with only a small amount of darker concentrated urine it's concerning. Particularly if... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Tosca
Urgent Care 21 years experience
Opthamologist ASAP: You're at risk for infection. You need to start antibiotics asap. You can be seen by your primary or urgent care if u can't get into opthamology rig... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Tosca
Urgent Care 21 years experience
Addiction specialist: If you are requesting Methadone due to addiction you should see an addiction specialist and stop all illicit drugs including marijuana.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Tosca
Urgent Care 21 years experience
A # of possibilities: A transient episode of cramping and spasm can be something benign and no cause for concern, such as a reaction to overuse, an electrolyte imbalance or... Read More

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May 29, 2013
Very accurate and timely responses.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Tosca is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Tosca is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you so much for your opinion. No, she doesn't drink at all, and just recently the nausea has begun. There is swelling in her LUQ now, and we are worried. You mentioned what she fears...pancreati...Read More
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Thanks, no I am not allergic to PCN. I have NP n chronic sinusitis. Also taking nasal spray n nasal irrigation . Hope this works for me.
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i have noticed the urine darker than normal last night. no other symptoms though. thank you for answering my question.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences College of Osteopathic Medicine, MO
Graduated 2001MD

Medical/Graduate school

University of Arizona, Nutritional Sciences, BS
Graduated 1993MD

Residency

Midwest University Opti, Arizona 2001-2004

Awards

Thought Leader, Third Place, Mesa Region, AZ - Summer
2013
Top Family Physician, Third Place, Mesa Region, AZ - Summer
2013
Top Doctor, Third Place, the Mesa Region - Spring
2017

Affiliations

Mountain park health center
Banner desert medical center
St lukes behavioral health center
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