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Dr. Stanley Alexander

Rheumatology
Arcadia, CA
62 years experience male

Locations

Office

Arcadia, CA

Address

1505 So Baldwin Ave Suite A, Arcadia CA
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About

Bio

Undergraduate at UCLA (Zoology); Med School at USC, then interned in Boston at BCH with Tufts Universtiy. Next four years spent in Rochester MN at Mayo Clinic and Graduate School. Completed MS then with thesis on electron microscopy in lupus and rheumatoid skin biopsies. Then back to private practice in Southern California specializing in rheumatology. Founding Board member of American Society of Clinical Rheumatology (ASCR) and Founding Board member of California Rheumatology Alliance (CRA). Co-Delegate (ACR) to Carrier Advisory Committee. 29 years a delegate to AMA's OMSS. Active staff and chair of numerous hospital committees - Chief of Staff in 1982 at Methodist Hospital of Southern California; currently on Medical Education Committee. Member of Rheumatology Department at LA County-USC Medical Center where on Volunteer Attending Staff - Clinical Professor since 1984. Prior President and Board Chair of Hear Center, Pasadena, CA. Member of "Top Docs" in San Gabriel Valley. Member editorial board of local newsletter- Doctors Matter. Participant in numerous drug studies and speaker's panel for Forest Lab. Speaking presentations in 30 states and 5 continents. Special interests: golf and skiing and photography. Married with two children; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Specialties
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Rheumatology

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

89 Answers
24 Agrees
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stanley Alexander
Rheumatology 62 years experience
If taking ferrous sultate, switch to ferrous gluconate. Can take with food initially. When tolorated change to 30 minutes before meals, then work-up to three times daily. If still a "no-go" see a hematologist for the other options, iron by shot or intravenously. And find out where the blood loss comes from. The low iron saturation suggests you are bleeding from some place.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stanley Alexander
Rheumatology 62 years experience
Check the knees: if warm or if you feel crepitus (crunching) under the knee cap, see rheumatologist or orthopedist. Can do straight leg strengthing exercises or wear copper elastic hose. Or can try a topical antirheumtic: diclofenac 3% (Voltaren gel). If overweight get started on weight reduction; either way avoid carbs and saturated fats. Some people find that glucosamine sulfate helps.
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stanley Alexander
Rheumatology 62 years experience
Post COVID, (Long COVID) symptoms include 'Chronic Fatigue Syndrome,' We see this after HHV-6, EBV, CMV, Lyme Disease etc. If labs rule out low throid, low Vit D and auto-immine disease, you qualaify for CFS. Fatigue and fibromyalgia can be due to anxiety, frustration, boredom, and depression. If you exercise and get worse its CFS: then see a rheumatologist - consider LD steroid or Plaquenil trial

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Feb 16, 2016
Thanks! I've included you after purveying your vitae!
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Alexander is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Alexander is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you for your timely reply. Appt with Hema in Aug. Dreading..
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Thank you, there's no wheezing or tightness, I guess it's to the Doctor I go! Appreciate your time! :)
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Your answer was very helpful! Thanks :) I will call my pcp tuesday, it still hasn't gone away

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California, CA
Graduated 1959MD

Awards

MS (Med) Univ of Minn

Affiliations

LAC+USC Medical Center
Methodist hospital southern ca
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