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Dr. Fred Harvey

Geriatrics
Sarasota, FL
38 years experience male

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Sarasota, FL

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3982 Bee Ridge Road, Suite J, Sarasota, FL
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Geriatrics

Holistic Medicine

internal Medicine

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107 Answers
3 Agrees
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Fred Harvey
Geriatrics 38 years experience
None: There are no magical weight loss pills, teas, potions or lotions. Calorie intake less than calorie use equals weight loss in general.
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Fred Harvey
Geriatrics 38 years experience
Yes: You need to see a doctor. The knot could be muscle. A chiropractor may help. It could be more serious like a tumor. Thus you need an examination by a ... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Fred Harvey
Geriatrics 38 years experience
NO: But it is advisable to limit consumption.
A member asked:
Dr. Fred Harvey
Geriatrics 38 years experience
Many: Diet coke has aspartame or sucralose, both of which are toxins. Sucralose kills bowel flora because it is chlorinated sugar. Aspatame causes seizure a... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Fred Harvey
Geriatrics 38 years experience
MAke time: Exercise, like sleep, food, water and air are critical for optimal function of the human being. There has got to be a way to incorporate 30 minutes of... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Fred Harvey
Geriatrics 38 years experience
Different for each: Iron is a metal and it is not altered by freezing. Folic acid may decrease 5% by freezing.
A member asked:
Dr. Fred Harvey
Geriatrics 38 years experience
Yes, but...: You simply need to plan for adequate calories just like with the pregnancy if you are diet controlled. However, if you are taking oral hypoglycemic me... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Fred Harvey
Geriatrics 38 years experience
Yes: Bradycardia and low BP indicate a nervous system imbalance. Anx 3.0 can assess the function of the nervous system like no other test. Pvc's are an es... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Fred Harvey
Geriatrics 38 years experience
No one pill for ills: If you have psoriasis you have an upset immune system. You may want to try looking to causes like leaky gut and food sensitivities rather than the ine... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Fred Harvey
Geriatrics 38 years experience
Unusual: Could be a neurologic issue. The anx 3.0 is a device that evaluates how the nervous system communicates. Also neurotransmitter imbalances may contribu... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Fred Harvey
Geriatrics 38 years experience
Copper deficiency: So if you decide to chelate, do so under the guidance of a qualified physician and take replacement trace minerals on the off days from the therapy.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Fred Harvey
Geriatrics 38 years experience
Several: You need adequate protein intake for good strong nails. 45 grams daily for a woman and 60 grams for a man should be adequate. Orthosilica has been ext... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Fred Harvey
Geriatrics 38 years experience
I don't know: The source of your kidney disease is unknown thus it is difficult to comment accurately. That said, I have watched kidney function improve in my offic... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Fred Harvey
Geriatrics 38 years experience
Maybe: It is more likely to work in cases of functional rather than structural abnormality.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Fred Harvey
Geriatrics 38 years experience
Possibly the process: Instant oats are not as good as old fashioned rolled oats. There is no insoluble fiber in the over-processed instant oats per the nutrition data from ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Fred Harvey
Geriatrics 38 years experience
Brown 6" formed log: Refer to the bristol stool scale. Type 4 is the "best". If you consider that each meal travels through the bowel as a separate "packet" then the numbe... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Fred Harvey
Geriatrics 38 years experience
It can work: The patch is probably better since you dont then have a new oral fixation to habituate.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Fred Harvey
Geriatrics 38 years experience
Unusual: Could be a neurologic issue. The anx 3.0 is a device that evaluates how the nervous system communicates. Also neurotransmitter imbalances may contribu... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Fred Harvey
Geriatrics 38 years experience
Yoga: The intention of yoga is spinal extension. Naturally this increases your height.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Fred Harvey
Geriatrics 38 years experience
Yes : It is important to exercise during pregnancy. However it is not wise to try to lose weight during pregnancy. Eat a good diet with 5-7 servings of vege... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Fred Harvey
Geriatrics 38 years experience
You may, but no need: Eating whey protein is not a way to lose weight. Decreased caloric intake and increase energy output is the way to lose. Weight training is not the m... Read More
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Fred Harvey
Geriatrics 38 years experience
It is endo-exocrine : The pancreas is an endocrine gland that secretes insulin. It is an exocrine organ that secretes bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) and enzymes. Pancreat... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Fred Harvey
Geriatrics 38 years experience
Good question: The history is scant so anything may cause her headaches. Painkillers are not the answer for headaches. She needs to see a physician to determine the ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Fred Harvey
Geriatrics 38 years experience
Many things: There is not enough history to make a guess. Dehydration, viral illness, muscular overwork, connective tissue diseases like lupus, neurologic illness ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Fred Harvey
Geriatrics 38 years experience
Zymotic is obsolete: Addison's disease is a rare (1/100, 000) problem called primary adrenal insufficiency. The adrenal glands do not produce enough hormones. It may be du... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Fred Harvey
Geriatrics 38 years experience
Maybe: To grow muscle mass you need adequate total balanced calories to maintain and promote growth. Protein is critical for muscle cell growth so you need o... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Fred Harvey
Geriatrics 38 years experience
Alcohol is detriment: Alcohol metabolizes like carbohydrate and that is a diabetic's problem: carb metabolism. To drink is to poison the system for them. In addition, alcoh... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Fred Harvey
Geriatrics 38 years experience
Inflammation: Inflammation can cause all of these things. High blood pressure is a result of endothelial inflammation. The endothelium is the skin lining all 50, 00... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Fred Harvey
Geriatrics 38 years experience
Metabolic syndrome: I am not sure why you are on a calcium channel blocker, but ace inhibitors are first line in diabetes with hypertension. Metabolic syndrome is a pro... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Fred Harvey
Geriatrics 38 years experience
Many things: She could have muscle pain from sedentary behaviors that hurt the back by weakening the supportive muscles around the spine. It could be a "pinched ne... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Fred Harvey
Geriatrics 38 years experience
Vanity causes pain: Most hair color is synthetic petrochemical combined with hair damaging chemicals that allow the toxic dyes to attach to the shaft. Gray is beautiful! ... Read More
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Fred Harvey
Geriatrics 38 years experience
Chronic back pain: Back pain has many interrelated causes. Degeneration of the intervertebral disks results from poor posture, poor diet & hydration, sedentary behaviors... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Fred Harvey
Geriatrics 38 years experience
Yes it is, but...: I have never found hydroxycitrate (the active compound in garcinia) to be effective clinically. The most effective ways to deal with diabetes, high bl... Read More
A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Fred Harvey
Geriatrics 38 years experience
Inflammation: Inflammation is related all of these things. Heart disease is a result of endothelial inflammation. The endothelium is the skin lining all 50, 000 mil... Read More
A 65-year-old male asked:
Dr. Fred Harvey
Geriatrics 38 years experience
Fitness for seniors: Walking is the easiest and cheapest and healthiest exercise anyone can do. Numerous studies show that 30 minutes of vigorous walking daily will: reve... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Fred Harvey
Geriatrics 38 years experience
Melatonin is safe: There is no known toxicity. However, if 3 0r 6 mg of melatonin is ineffective for sleep, then 30 mg will be also. I have used as much as 30 mg daily i... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Fred Harvey
Geriatrics 38 years experience
Possibly: If you have active gastritis you may experience symptoms from jostling the abdominal contents with exercise. However if your gastritis is treated and ... Read More
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Fred Harvey
Geriatrics 38 years experience
Neither good nor bad: Cold showers can be invigorating and should cause no harm for healthy individuals. Persons with raynaud's syndrome can't tolerate cold on extremities,... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Fred Harvey
Geriatrics 38 years experience
That is not useful: Low blood sugar in the absence of diabetes or other endocrine causes is due to inadequate nutritional intake. Bottom line is that you don't eat enough... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Fred Harvey
Geriatrics 38 years experience
No: It is too expensive and has no proven clinical or preventive benefit. The concept of "alkalinizing" the body by ingesting alkali is simply ludicrous. ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Fred Harvey
Geriatrics 38 years experience
Back pain: The thecal sac covers the spinal cord. It becomes thinned , or effaced, when pressure is applied to it from degenerative disk disease of the spine. In... Read More
A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Fred Harvey
Geriatrics 38 years experience
Many things: You already abstain from alcohol! sleep 8 hours. Eat enough protein: 1/2 gram per pound of body weight daily. Alpha lipoic acid, phosphatidyl choline,... Read More
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Fred Harvey
Geriatrics 38 years experience
Not sure of ?: Diabetes can increase risk for serious infections. This is especially true if neuropathy exists and there is diminished feeling in the feet which can ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Fred Harvey
Geriatrics 38 years experience
None that I know: I see these in heavy meat and dairy users. I am suspicious of dairy sensitivity.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Fred Harvey
Geriatrics 38 years experience
Lab tests: Check blood glucose and Insulin and do glucose tolerance test.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Fred Harvey
Geriatrics 38 years experience
No : There is currently no evidence that any herbal combination is effective. That said, certain herbs have been show to beneficially effect t-cell health ... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Fred Harvey
Geriatrics 38 years experience
Yes : But your decisions regarding food and exercise are more important than heredity. For example, native americans have a propensity to diabetes in our cu... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Fred Harvey
Geriatrics 38 years experience
Yes : Depends of the source, but many different herbs help. Iberogast is a compound from germany that is very helpful in irritable bowel syndrome. Probiotic... Read More
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Fred Harvey
Geriatrics 38 years experience
Many: The most important is of course vitamin d. You should have a vitamin d level of 50 for good bone health. 2000 iu daily could get you there if not over... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Fred Harvey
Geriatrics 38 years experience
Possibly: But it may make it worse, depending on the cause. Most bacterial food poisoning and gastroenteritis occurs with animal products. Avoiding "food, inc's... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Harvey is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Harvey is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
Thanks.. Am in combination of ca channel bblocker and ACE inhibitor (exforge 5/80) am younge my age 28 years old.. newly diagnosed as diabe
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! I've always seen an increase my my strength but little in muscle mass over the last months.
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Thanks for your quick reply! but will it not also consume my muscle if i do intense workout in fasted state?

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, PA
Graduated 1984MD

Residency

Mercy Catholic Medical Center of SE PA

Awards

Favorite Holistic doctor Sarasota, FL
Top Geriatrician , Third Place, National - Winter
2013

Affiliations

Harvey Center for Integrative Medicine
Xymogen, Inc
Institute for Functional Medicine
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