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Dr. Peter Duic

Emergency Medicine
New Port Richey, FL
10 years experience male

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New Port Richey, FL

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New Port Richey FL 34655
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Emergency Medicine

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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Duic
Emergency Medicine 10 years experience
Conditioning: We all have both fast and slow twitch, and most have about 50% of each. You can enhance the capability of your fast twitch muscle by making them work ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Duic
Emergency Medicine 10 years experience
See your doctor: Kidney stones do not cause pain while they sit in the kidney. When the enter the ureter and start passing towards the bladder the can cause pain worse... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Duic
Emergency Medicine 10 years experience
Get a new glucometer: Osborn, it is hard to imagine you would feel fine if your blood glucose were really 989 and frequently that high. You must have a diabetologist, or en... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Duic
Emergency Medicine 10 years experience
Antihistamines: First you should be sure that you do not have an infection in your ears. If it is truly "eustachian tube dysfunction" which you can get along with sin... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Duic
Emergency Medicine 10 years experience
Emergency room: If your knee is locked you likely have a meniscal tear. I assume this happened today ? If you cannot straighten your leg have it evaluated. If necessa... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Duic
Emergency Medicine 10 years experience
See your pcp: Ears only ache when there is something wrong with them. You may have an infection, problems with the tube that drains the ear, or something more serio... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Duic
Emergency Medicine 10 years experience
Professional help: Hopefully you have been prescribed this by a physician. If so , that physician can help taper you off the medication. If this medication was not presc... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Duic
Emergency Medicine 10 years experience
NO: Metformin is not a drug for weight loss. It's main use is for diabetics and patients who may be "pre-diabetic". If your doctor prescribed this for you... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Duic
Emergency Medicine 10 years experience
Professional help: Addiction is physical and psychological. The physical dependence can be eased with medications however the psychological dependence is much greater ! ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Duic
Emergency Medicine 10 years experience
Antifungal med: Ringworm is a skin infection secondary to fungus. Medications such as Miconazole applied to the area as directed on the package should be successful. ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Duic
Emergency Medicine 10 years experience
Should be ok: Sudafed is a mild stimulant while Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) can be sedating. These effects may offset each other. There is no contraindication to... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Peter Duic
Emergency Medicine 10 years experience
No: Who took your blood pressure ? The systolic (higher no.) pressure is typically about 30-40 (mm hg) higher than the lower number. I find it hard to bel... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Duic
Emergency Medicine 10 years experience
Same time every nt: Normalize your sleep wake cycle. Get up and go to sleep at roughly the same time every day. Avoid naps during the day and minimize use of caffeine pro... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Duic
Emergency Medicine 10 years experience
Multiple: This drug includes a decongestant which is a stimulant. It can make you anxious , cause palpitations, elevated blood pressure and dizziness. The cough... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Duic
Emergency Medicine 10 years experience
Typically: If you have any sports injury that is more than trivial, applying ice for 20 minutes every 2-3 hours for the first 48 hours helps reduce the inflammat... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Duic
Emergency Medicine 10 years experience
See your pcp: Sinus infections will often clear on their own. Indications for treatment with antibiotics are when they persist for 10 days or more, cause significa... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Duic
Emergency Medicine 10 years experience
No: If you are healthy your kidneys will elimate the extra water that you drink.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Duic
Emergency Medicine 10 years experience
Yes: Do you think it is still stuck ? The question is where is it ? Is it causing you any trouble breathing, are you coughing ? Or is it causing you diffic... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Duic
Emergency Medicine 10 years experience
Get repeat exam: If you know your TM's are retracted a physician must have examined you. TM retraction and tinnitus can accompany sinus infections / "head colds" as th... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Duic
Emergency Medicine 10 years experience
Possibly: Bactroban (mupirocin) is used to treat superficial skin infections. It is an antibiotic cream. Mosquito bites should be washed thoroughly to minimize ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Duic
Emergency Medicine 10 years experience
Seek treatment: If it is already the size of a quarter and very red and very painful you may well have an abscess. The longer you wait to try to get it to drain the l... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Duic
Emergency Medicine 10 years experience
Absolutely: Anything which creates a defect in the skin, an insect bite, a scratch, a cut amongst other things provides a portal of entry for bacteria which cause... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Duic
Emergency Medicine 10 years experience
Stimulates receptors: There are chemicals in our body that are similar to all "opiates" and there are receptors in our brain that recognize the presence of these chemicals.... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Duic
Emergency Medicine 10 years experience
No: You should expect some localized swelling around the laceration from the injury. This should not however cause you to retain fluid elsewhere.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Duic
Emergency Medicine 10 years experience
No: Hydroxycut, or hydroxycitric acid is not a substance which urine drug tests are designed to detect. The purpose of udts is to screen for drugs of abu... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Duic
Emergency Medicine 10 years experience
NO: Darvocet was taken off the market and should not be available at any pharmacy. Surprising that this was prescribed.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Duic
Emergency Medicine 10 years experience
Possibly infection: More information is needed to determine the cause. What is the color of the fluid in the blisters, clear, colored ? Is it painful ? Redness and swelli... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Duic
Emergency Medicine 10 years experience
Bruises, etc....: Soft tissue is a collective term applied to injury of skin, the fat and layers beneath the skin, but also can include the muscles, ligaments , tendons... Read More
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Duic
Emergency Medicine 10 years experience
Watch it: Most insect bites are not harmful and don't have more than local effects. If the skin becomes increasingly red, painful and swollen see your pcp.
A member asked:
Dr. Peter Duic
Emergency Medicine 10 years experience
Good question: Most trainers will recommend stretching before exercise. There was a recent study however that looked at stretching before exercise. It found the most... Read More
A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Duic
Emergency Medicine 10 years experience
Alcohol dependence +: This is a benzodiazepine, the same class as xanax (alprazolam) and valium, two drugs more commonly heard of on the street. Physicians have used this p... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Duic
Emergency Medicine 10 years experience
Ask your doctor: Many drugs have interactions with each other and that includes this combination. Both of these meds. Have a "sedative" like effect and the combination... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Duic
Emergency Medicine 10 years experience
They should: If you are not sure if your condition requires an emergency room visit you should be able to check at most urgent care centers. It is certainly a good... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Duic
Emergency Medicine 10 years experience
120/80: A normal blood pressure is 120/80. As we get older our blood pressure tends to creep up as the blood vessels become less elastic. If numbers are highe... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Duic
Emergency Medicine 10 years experience
Sedation and more: These medications should only be taken together if specifically directed by your physician. The combination will be more sedating and constipating. Th... Read More
A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Duic
Emergency Medicine 10 years experience
See your pcp: Verifying that a urine sample is "human urine" includes checking the temperature, ph, specific gravity and concentration of creatinine. Disease states... Read More
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Duic
Emergency Medicine 10 years experience
As prescribed: The surgeon that performed the procedure must have prescribed the dosage on your bottle and the pharmacy would only fill it out with specific instruct... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Duic
Emergency Medicine 10 years experience
Check with your pcp: At 22 you should not have any significant arthritis unless you played a lot of sports or had a knee injury. If you are having a lot of knee pain you s... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Duic
Emergency Medicine 10 years experience
R.I.C.E.: Rest, ice, compression and elevation. If the injury is mild and you are able to bear weight on the extremity without difficulty the standard conservat... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Duic
Emergency Medicine 10 years experience
More information pls: It depends on which tendon is inflamed. Rotator cuff, versus biceps tendon, or conceivably one of the others. Please give more information.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Duic
Emergency Medicine 10 years experience
Need more info: The great two has a proximal and a distal phalanx. 1mm is not an adequate description of the injury. What exactly did your doctor tell you about the f... Read More
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Duic
Emergency Medicine 10 years experience
In general, no: However, there are reasons that wounds will heal more slowly and these often do involve the lower extremities. Health conditions such as diabetes comp... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Duic
Emergency Medicine 10 years experience
Check with your dr: If you have the tick bring to your physician. Depending on where you live, treatment recommendations may or may not include antibiotics prophylactical... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Duic
Emergency Medicine 10 years experience
Yes: You should only use this medication as directed on the package and only for 3-5 days. If your symptoms are not resolving within that time follow up wi... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Duic
Emergency Medicine 10 years experience
Help: Nsaids are a standard therapy for most injuries, provided you tolerate them. They not only reduce pain but also help reduce the inflammation that acco... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Duic
Emergency Medicine 10 years experience
Both: You should include both for optimal health. Eating the right foods in the appropriate amounts as well as including some aerobic exercise such as joggi... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Duic
Emergency Medicine 10 years experience
That depends: Fish oil is usually omega 3. Fish that consume certain algae deposit that in their flesh. This is definitely good for patients with heart disease and ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Duic
Emergency Medicine 10 years experience
It depends: Usually you must include salts, sodium and potassium and some source of sugar. Whether you are dehydrated or sick you have to replenish body fluids an... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Duic
Emergency Medicine 10 years experience
Red, swollen, pain: Has the cat had it's shots ? Make sure it has. After human bites cats are the most likely to cause infection. They also have their own unique oral bac... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Duic
Emergency Medicine 10 years experience
Medicine and a dr: There is no good natural remedy to control a blood pressure that high. You should see a physician as soon as possible to control this. Once the pressu... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Duic is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Duic is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks so much for the response, I've never had any knee problems anything like that, the problem started about a month ago.
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Thank you, your quick reply made me feel good! Thanks for your valued opinion
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Thank you for your . I am presently waiting in an exam room as I right this.

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