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Dr. Thomas Graber

Emergency Medicine
Chicago, IL
47 years experience

Locations

Thomas Graber, MD

Chicago, IL

Address

2010 N Sedgwick St, Chicago, IL
Directions

Fax

4403481862

About

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.

Emergency Medicine

Languages spoken

German

Doctor Q&A

105 Answers
8 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Graber
47 years experience
Medical or Relation: There can be medical reasons why your husband seems to have lost interest in sex or there could be something in your relationship. If possible, have ... Read More
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Graber
47 years experience
Many possible reason: The pattern you describe is common for a lot of things including infection and anxiety, to name only a couple. If this does not resolve within a week... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Graber
47 years experience
It's Possible: You can have a stone in your duct. It sounds like you are doing a good job getting it checked out. The main question is to understand your symptoms ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Graber
47 years experience
Get Checked: Breast lumpiness and periodic tenderness are normal for some women, occasionally related to a specific time in your menstrual cycle. Breast abcess (i... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Graber
47 years experience
Past Trauma: The MRI interp you describe means it shows some pieces of bone which are normally connected to the fibula typical of what they see after past injury. ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Thomas Graber
47 years experience
May heal slowly: Some people use elbow pads but most just learn to avoid leaning on the sore elbow until it heals. Elbow injuries often involve bone bruising, and tha... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Graber
47 years experience
How Long?: If this just started, it could come from a minor viral infection. If it has been there over two weeks, diagnosis will usually require tests. Other v... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Graber
47 years experience
Need immediate attn: If this is a change from how you used to be get checked asap! this may be a problem with the nerve supply to your face. Someone needs to see you to ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Graber
47 years experience
It's hard to see: Even with mirrors, it's hard to get a good look at the back of your head and you may possibly not know what to look for. Please let your doctor check... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Graber
47 years experience
Usually not: Do not have surgery unless explanation is clear to you about expected benefits versus risk if you do not have surgery.
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Graber
47 years experience
Always question: The diagnosis dr gives you is based upon he/she understands you to say and what he/she notices at time you saw him/her. That means there may be im... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Graber
47 years experience
How is he Now: People may get sick and have trouble thinking after drinking alcohol. Some get nauseated from rum. Other than a hangover, should be better the next ... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Graber
47 years experience
Yes if not too much: Small amounts of blood are digested. Large amounts, such as would be there if you were bleeding internally, are passed in your bms. A large amount o... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Thomas Graber
47 years experience
Time for a recheck?: Don't know how long ago you saw your doctor, but things may change over "months." your doctor may respond very differently to symptoms lasting a ... Read More
A 62-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Graber
47 years experience
Proper Nutrition: I think the point of the saying "feed the cold & starve the fever" is that you should do your best to have especially extra fluids and some calories ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Graber
47 years experience
Many possible causes: You need to see your gynecologist. The issues could be your hormones, fibroids, clotting problems or many other things. It's very important to find ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Graber
47 years experience
Need exam: Pain in that area can come from your lungs, the lining of your lung or organs in your abdomen. A doctor needs to examine you and ask you questions to... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Graber
47 years experience
Can't be sure: Brown discharge usually signifies old blood which, because the flow is so small, comes out very slowly. If you have had periods like this before, i... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Graber
47 years experience
Usu diet/minor virus: If you are fine now, a brief episode of diarrhea in a healthy person may be due to something in your diet or to a minor viral infection. If you co... Read More
A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Graber
47 years experience
Sorry for your loss: I'm so sorry for your loss. There are a lot of things that can cause someone to vomit blood with little or no warning. Only an autopsy could tell fo... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Graber
47 years experience
What's the Question?: Don't know what you are asking but there are a number of issues common to professional body builders. Of course strains and sprains are common, but m... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Thomas Graber
47 years experience
Not sure of question: Periods lasting a week are not unusual is that what you were asking?
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Graber
47 years experience
Multiple pos causes: Pregnancy tests are easy to get and will answer one of your questions, but even if the test is positive, it doesn't prove the cause of your discomfort... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Graber
47 years experience
Get Checked Now: Lots of possible reasons but take pain around heart seriously and get it checked asap!
A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Graber
47 years experience
Get Checked Now: This can be a sign of a heart attack. Call an ambulance to take you to the emergenccy department now. It can be other things too. You just need to ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Graber
47 years experience
Get Checked Now: You need to know why you fell in the first place and did you injure your brain? Getting the answers to this asap is very, very important to your safe... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Graber
47 years experience
Multiple pos causes: She could have a urine infection or may have a local skin infection. In either case, her doctor can find our the cause and help. It's important to t... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Graber
47 years experience
Independent Living: It's complicated to assess ability to live alone. Ask her doctor who may want to send out a social worker to assist in giving you safe, personalized a... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Graber
47 years experience
Need more details: Not all red dots are the same. Your doctor can ask important questions, look at them carefully and in light of all your known medical conditions and ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Graber
47 years experience
Signs stable Health: Your child should be drinking normally, urinating with normal frequency and amount, normally active and alert and have her normal skin color. With ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Thomas Graber
47 years experience
Need more info: Vertigo is an inner ear symptom. The inner ear may be affected by a lot of things, including problems in the middle ear, but also a lot more. Don't ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Graber
47 years experience
Multiple pos causes: Can be gyn, appendix, bowel and more. Only a thorough check will tell and you may need immediate treatment depending upon whsat the doctor finds.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Graber
47 years experience
How long lasting?: Short term throat pain felt also in the ear can be just a virus. If your pain is severe or you have pain opening your mouth or f the pain continues o... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Graber
47 years experience
What are ur symptoms: X-ray reports are interpretations normally made by a doctor who never meets you. Someone who knows your symptoms and history and exam findings is the... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Graber
47 years experience
Not necessary: Neither male or female orgasm is required for pregnancy. Males can "leak" sperm prior to orgasm. If one of those sperm happens to fertilize the egg ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Graber
47 years experience
All kinds of lumps: Lumps on the eyelids can be just skin tags (easily removed) signs of a cholesterol problem (important to fix) or something else. Usually a family, in... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Graber
47 years experience
Amount of stress?: People have different amounts of stress to challenges in their live. Loneliness is one type of challenge. Some amount of stress is normal, but if yo... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Thomas Graber
47 years experience
Clarify Question: If you are asking if you can go to an emergency department when you are pregnant, the answer is yes. It is best when you are pregnant to have an ob... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Graber
47 years experience
Need more info: There are many details that are needed to clarify the implications of your symptoms. You need to see a doctor who can ask you all of the important qu... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Graber
47 years experience
Risk factors matter: You may have a virus but being elderly, having diabetes, having hiv, no spleen or a tendency to serious infections should cause you to get rechecked i... Read More
A 64-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Graber
47 years experience
Dermatologist: As with most medical problems there is more than one possible cause and effective treatment. Dermatologists can easily access all of the treatment mo... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Graber
47 years experience
Consider False Pos: Urine can be tested for blood using a chemical strip dipped into the urine (dipstick) or by looking st the concentrated urine with s microscope, tryin... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Thomas Graber
47 years experience
Check Black Stools: Serious blood loss into the bowels can cause black stools. Although it can also be caused by certain foods and medicines, you need ti have your docto... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Graber
47 years experience
Need to check them: They do not sound like anything serious from your description, but they concern you and no one can know for sure without checking.
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Graber
47 years experience
Possible Recheck: Multiple general symptoms can be viral, emotional or other. If they go away on their own, great. If they change or continue over 10 days, get rechec... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Thomas Graber
47 years experience
Infections spread: The genital herpes virus can spread by direct contact to mouth and fingers. Outbreaks of herpes may be easily missed. Condoms may help reduce genita... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Graber
47 years experience
Seizure Control: Your Dilantin level will vary by how much you take and how rapidly your body gets rid of it. A neurologist can help you decide if you still need to c... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Graber
47 years experience
Get Checked: There are many thing that could be described as 'white spots.' also, there is more to check than what is visible to you when you look in the mirror. ... Read More
A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Graber
47 years experience
Multiple pos causes: A physician needs to examine you, ask a few mor questions and possibly do some tests to give you a helpful answer.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Graber
47 years experience
Cllaustrophobia?: You describe a well recognized condition call claustrophobia. Someone also needs to make sure you don't have a breathing problem. If this just start... Read More

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Mar 17, 2013
Accurate & impressive!
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Graber is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Graber is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! I have been ignoring these symptoms for more than 3 weeks what are the ramifications?! Scared because it has gotten much more painful
HealthTap member
Thank you had him there today they have said he need to bring the flem up on his own if the same in another few months he will give inhaler
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Thanks for your quick reply! Could this be due to coming of the contraception injection but it was 10 month ago

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, OH
Graduated 1975MD

Medical/Graduate school

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, OH
Graduated 1975MD

Awards

Top Emergency Medicine Specialist , First Place, Illinois - Winter
2013
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