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Dr. Sandra Pinkham

Holistic Medicine
Columbus, OH
54 years experience female

Locations

Pinkham Medical

Columbus, OH

Address

2170 Riverside Dr, Columbus, OH
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Office

Columbus, OH

Sandra Pinkham

Columbus, OH

About

Bio

Dr. Pinkham and her medical office is an Integrative Medical Practice geared to in depth analysis of factors promoting health. Dr. Sandy Pinkham works with patients who have chronic conditions to help them find how diet, sleep, exercise, nutrients, and stress reduction can improve outcome.

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.

Holistic Medicine

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

546 Answers
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sandra Pinkham
54 years experience
Vit D deficiency: Rickets is the bony manifestation of vitamin d deficiency in childhood. Vit d deficiency has many effects. The incidence of vit d insufficiency has d... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sandra Pinkham
54 years experience
A better option: If you eat as if you had bariatric surgery, 6 small meals every 3 hours and if each meal contains a good protein, green vegetables, and very little ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sandra Pinkham
54 years experience
Rule out pregnancy: If negative pregnancy test and pregnancy not a possibility it may be related to hormonal effect of polycystic ovarian syndrome. If having heavy period... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sandra Pinkham
54 years experience
Yes: See if you positions your head and neck in such a way that the nerves are not pinched. Eat an anti-inflamamtory diet and take anti-inflammatory herbs ... Read More
A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sandra Pinkham
54 years experience
It helps IBS: It decreases spasm and pain. If that is the cause of the constipation it could help. Eating more fresh vegetables like spinach or other dark greens , ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Sandra Pinkham
54 years experience
Depends: Because b vitamins, which are water soluble, color the urine yellow you can get some idea by seeing the disappearance of that yellow through the day. ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sandra Pinkham
54 years experience
Tell OB: It is possible that you are leaking amniotic fluid which OB needs to check. This fluid is watery. If it is cloudy there is more likelihood that is a... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sandra Pinkham
54 years experience
If: Your body can produce natural pain relievers if you treat it right. Opiates suppress this response.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sandra Pinkham
54 years experience
Lower: Lower stress, eat-pray-move every 3 hours, learn mindfulness meditation, practice gratitude.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sandra Pinkham
54 years experience
Eat: Eat 6 equal meals, express gratitude for 3 mins, and move for 15 mins every 3 hours while awake.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sandra Pinkham
54 years experience
Fish: Fish oils inhibit the same inflammatory substance that bisphosphonates inhibit!
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sandra Pinkham
54 years experience
Listen to your body: Soy can inhibit the thyroid in some people. Try a different protein. Or eat soy with laxative deep leafy greens and see if this solves the problem. A... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sandra Pinkham
54 years experience
Estrogen imbalance: The connection between your brain and ovaries is out of balance most likely. Check your life for stress and improve by eating healthy food that lowers... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sandra Pinkham
54 years experience
Communicate: Ssri's like zoloft (sertraline) tend to lessen libido and so do bc pills decreasing likelihood. Orgasm most likely when most fertile. Genetic factors... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sandra Pinkham
54 years experience
Soothe it: You certainly have pharyngitis as well. If the antibiotic doesn't help in 2-3 days the problem may not be bacterial and augmentum wont help. Drink onl... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sandra Pinkham
54 years experience
Normal: There is a lot of variability. See if you can help your breathing by avoiding inflammatory bacteria in GI tract by avoiding dairy, grains except quino... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sandra Pinkham
54 years experience
Get: Get a good night sleep, take fish oil, move through the day, learn to deal skillfully with stress.
A female asked:
Dr. Sandra Pinkham
54 years experience
Could be low BP: If taking oral methyl cobalamine 500 to 1, 000 mcg a day and not helping, b-12 shots may not work either. Check 25-oh vit d and ferritin. These sympt... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sandra Pinkham
54 years experience
Get a thorough exam: You are taking a lot of medications. Look at life style and use diet and exercise to overcome constipation and back pain if possible. Eat 6 healthy me... Read More
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sandra Pinkham
54 years experience
Possibly: If you are a heavy drinker you need a thorough medical exam. Then help to make life style changes to improve health. Alcohol can cause many problems a... Read More
A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sandra Pinkham
54 years experience
Yes it can be: At 53 heavy periods occur without the use of Prednisone as well. Check 25-oh vit d, if low restore to normal. Take 80 mg of iron for 3 months with vit... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sandra Pinkham
54 years experience
Yes: There is no contra-indication but a 31 year old with high blood pressure and diabetes and muscle pain might be deficient in vit d and magnesium. A ch... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sandra Pinkham
54 years experience
Stress possible: May be hormonal such as a form of poly cystic ovarian syndrome in which estrogen turns into testosterone and Insulin is elevated. Focus on healthy li... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sandra Pinkham
54 years experience
No: Periods so close together indicate a hormone imbalance. If she is weak as well she may be iron deficient and may need vitamin d. With healthy food, 7... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sandra Pinkham
54 years experience
Pregnancy possible: If you don't have a normal period in a few days certainly do a pregnancy test. If negative repeat in a week.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sandra Pinkham
54 years experience
Could be yeast: Since birth control pills increase yeast overgrowth you could have an asymptomatic growth of yeast in vagina causing the milky white discharge. If no ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sandra Pinkham
54 years experience
Pregnant?: Certainly do a home pregnancy test if sexually active. If not pregnant irregular cycles can occur and brown blood is just old blood that has been ret... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sandra Pinkham
54 years experience
Use cautiously: It is possible the tea was contaminated with mold or something int he paper tea bag was bothering you. If you use a care product with chamomile and d... Read More
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sandra Pinkham
54 years experience
Very unlikely: One problem with mdma is associated with magnesium deficiency and stomach acid blockers will make that worse. If using Colchicine which has its own to... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sandra Pinkham
54 years experience
You: You can make a salad with quinoa, beans, and cut up fresh vegetables and split into 3 parts.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sandra Pinkham
54 years experience
Reaction to pill: The brownish discharge is old blood and likely a reaction to morning after pill. Unprotected sex can lead to sexually t transmitted disease as well. T... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sandra Pinkham
54 years experience
Need to heal: Do you use latex gloves? They can be irritating as well. If painful and angry red could be infected. Generic bactroban (mupirocin) is the safest topi... Read More
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sandra Pinkham
54 years experience
Live healthy : If you are eating 6 equal meals of healthy foods, with lots of vegetables, high quality protein, low in grains and fruit, and fats, eating berries an... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sandra Pinkham
54 years experience
Normally rapidly: In 1-2 hours there is significant absorption in experimental studies. In diseases of the GI tract, celiac disease, and alcoholism Folic Acid is not ab... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sandra Pinkham
54 years experience
Yes , qualified: It would be safe but vaseline could clog pores contributing to bumps. Ichthammol is anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory and might work better without... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sandra Pinkham
54 years experience
Out of balance: You may be deficient in 25-oh vit d3, magnesium and vit k2. Dizziness on standing can come from low blood pressure. Heat, topical magnesium oil and... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sandra Pinkham
54 years experience
Under the tongue: The best b-12 is methyl cobalmine. Let it dissolve under the tongue once a day and listen to your body. If you need it you will notice a benefit. Su... Read More
A 74-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sandra Pinkham
54 years experience
High dose vit D3: In an italian study women with menstrual cramps were given a capsule of 300, 000 units of vit d3 in a capsule once a month before the pains occurred. ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sandra Pinkham
54 years experience
Listen to your body: Ears sore to touch have infection and inflammation in the lining of the ear canal. This can be due to candida which also causes a vaginal discharge a... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sandra Pinkham
54 years experience
Re-evaluate: You are very sensitive to estrogen. With anemia, migraine, and painc you might want to be checked for hashimoto's thyroidititis. Be sure you are not p... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sandra Pinkham
54 years experience
consider candida: When mucous is white one consideration is yeast over growth. Thyme oil is good against yeast but it may be necesssary to avoid dairy, wheat, and sugar... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sandra Pinkham
54 years experience
Listen to your body: Metformin is not as effective as diet and exercise for weight loss. Eating 6 equal meals, getting a good night sleep, and walking or doing other light... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sandra Pinkham
54 years experience
Possibly: If one has unprotected intercourse prior to ovulation there is always a chance of being pregnant. The home pregnancy tests are a help. If positive m... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sandra Pinkham
54 years experience
Listen to your body: If in addition to a not ideal lipid panel, one has a family history of early cardiovascular disease, diabetes and or, high blood pressure, and or c... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sandra Pinkham
54 years experience
Listen to your body: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is an antihistamine that will relieve itching due to elevated levels of histamine. Itching caused by yeast overgrowth is p... Read More
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sandra Pinkham
54 years experience
Listen to your body: If you feel well, you are doing fine on a vegan diet. If you have asthma, osteoarthritis and sjogren's syndrome and they have become worse on a vegan ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sandra Pinkham
54 years experience
Listen to your body: A high ck is a sign of rhabdomyolysis, sometimes to alcohol or dehydration. See a physician who will check for nutrient deficiencies like zinc, toxic... Read More
A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sandra Pinkham
54 years experience
Listen to your body: If one experiences a side effect while on a medication it is reasonable to suspect that the medication may in some way be contributing to the unintend... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sandra Pinkham
54 years experience
Toxic reaction: Sodium benzoate is not a good substance and sodium hydoxide and bleach iare very toxic because they release chlorine gas. Rinse your mouth out well, ... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sandra Pinkham
54 years experience
Listen to your body: At 20 you shouldn't need to take a stomach acid blocker. Revise your food intake so it isn't needed. Eat plenty of vegetables and turmeric. Avoid tob... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Pinkham is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Pinkham is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Pinkham is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! Thanks I'll try it. It started out what looked like water blisters, real small, now its real scaly and probably an inch long and half inch w
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! Wow I thought I was eating healthy but I guess my body is not agreeing. I thought fresh garlic was heart healthy. Thanks :-):-)
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thanks alot can u please also tell what type of activities should he indulge in and if u can please send a proper nutritonal diet chart too

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
Graduated 1968MD

Medical/Graduate school

University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, NY
Graduated 1968MD

Awards

Top Doctor, First Place, Columbus, OH - Winter
2013
Most Influential, Second Place, Columbus, OH - Winter
2013
Top Holistic Medicine Practitioner, Third Place, National - Winter
2013
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