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Dr. Ricardo Alvillar

Rheumatology
Searcy, AR
44 years experience male

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Searcy, AR

Address

Searcy AR 72143
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Rheumatology

Languages spoken

English

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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ricardo Alvillar
Rheumatology 44 years experience
Fibromyalgia?: If the nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (ibuprofen and Motrin are the same drug) are given in sufficient dosages, you should have relief of arthri... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ricardo Alvillar
Rheumatology 44 years experience
Yes: Assuming recommended doses, yes.
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Dr. Ricardo Alvillar
Rheumatology 44 years experience
Wait longer: Because the shingles vaccine is a attenuated virus, i would recommend staying off of your Enbrel (etanercept) the week that you get your vaccine; and,... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ricardo Alvillar
Rheumatology 44 years experience
It can target any va: Rheumatic fever is no respecter of valves. Mitral valve, followed by aortic valve involvement occur. Rarely is the pulmonic or tricuspid valve invol... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ricardo Alvillar
Rheumatology 44 years experience
Right heart failure: Blood backs up in the left atrium which overflows into the two vena cavae which lead to distention of these veins which swells the liver and the ankle... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ricardo Alvillar
Rheumatology 44 years experience
Depends: If the renal failure is end-stage, and requires dialysis; but, refuses dialysis, then days. If incontinence and dementia are due to a stroke, then, l... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Ricardo Alvillar
Rheumatology 44 years experience
Drug will be in milk: Your infant may exhibit signs of adrenocorticosteroid ("cortisone") toxicity with a large enough and/or frequent enough injections. Exercise caution!... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ricardo Alvillar
Rheumatology 44 years experience
Depends: You do not specify the dose of ibuprofen. As the half-life of mefanamic acid is two hours, it would take 10 hours to eliminate the mefanamic acid "co... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ricardo Alvillar
Rheumatology 44 years experience
Changes in intrathor: Inspiration leads to a more filling of the atrium; thus, more blood must flow through the mitral valve, enhancing the flow rate which makes the murmur... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ricardo Alvillar
Rheumatology 44 years experience
Not necessarily: Good teaching in joint protection will prevent disability. Fibromyalgia frequently accompanies people with hypermobility without apparent arthritis. ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ricardo Alvillar
Rheumatology 44 years experience
Shock or hypovolemia: Did not specify is surgery is emergent, or elective. Motor vehicle wrecks can damage a great deal of muscle which leads to rhabdomyoloysis which lead... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ricardo Alvillar
Rheumatology 44 years experience
Yes: Pima indians of the desert southwestern us live where food is scarce. Therefore, a gene that makes food storage into fat very efficient so that they ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ricardo Alvillar
Rheumatology 44 years experience
Well tolerated excep: Despite the fda requiring the package insert to warn one of the development of cancer with the drug, there has been many studies refuting the increase... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ricardo Alvillar
Rheumatology 44 years experience
Not together: Taking two non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs can cause gastritis, gastric ulcer, including gastric perforation. So, in general , the answer is no... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ricardo Alvillar
Rheumatology 44 years experience
Many causes: Without more history, i can only provide a differential diagnosis list: fibromyalgia, polymyalgia, prodrome of rheumatoid arthritis, and other inflam... Read More
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Alvillar is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Alvillar is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you for finding time to give me some answers.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful!
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Baylor College of Medicine, TX
Graduated 1978MD

Affiliations

Baptist health rehabilitation institute
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