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Dr. Paul Sucgang

Primary Care, Family Medicine
San Gabriel, CA
18 years experience male

Locations

Sucgang Family Medicine

San Gabriel, CA

Address

416 West Las Tunas Drive, Suite 201, San Gabriel, CA, United States
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 2:00am - 5:00pm
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Fax

3236667735

About

Bio

Dr. Sucgang, grew up in Los Angeles. Born in Manila, Philippines, he immigrated to the United States at the age of 2. He finished his Bachelor of Science degree in Psychobiology and Physiological Sciences at the University of California, Los Angeles. Graduated from medical school at Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific. He completed his family medicine residency training at the University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine. He is currently in private practice.

Specialties
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Family Medicine

Neuromuscular Medicine

Licenses

United States: California

Doctor Q&A

87 Answers
56 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Sucgang
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Possible infection: White spots on tonsils without fevers or signs of infection can be tonsiliths. Especially with bad breath. If this is a recent occurrence, i would su... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Sucgang
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Polycystic Ovaries: You may have polycystic ovaries. This could cause painful and non-regular periods. A visit to the gynecologist would be needed to treat this properly.... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Sucgang
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Urine Culture: Usually the lab will return results of a urine culture within 3-5 days. The bacteria need time to grow so, depending on when the sample was collected... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Sucgang
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Possible infection?: You may have an infection from the removal of your wisdom tooth. An earache that has lasted almost 2 weeks is not normal especially after a dental pr... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Sucgang
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Yes. Evaluate cause.: Best case: It may be your diet an you can use a stool softener or enema. Worst case: It may be a small bowel obstruction that needs surgery. Either wa... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Sucgang
Family Medicine 18 years experience
It Depends on cause: Balanitis is an inflammation of the tip of the penis. Inflammation has many possible causes, including irritation by environmental substances, phys... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Sucgang
Family Medicine 18 years experience
MRI Report: Answers on healthtap aren't intended for individual treatment or diagnosis. It's best to visit a doctor that could correlate what is seen on the MRI w... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Sucgang
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Urine Culture: Depending on your age you may not need to keep looking for a cure if no symptoms are present. A contaminated urine culture could happen if a "clean c... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Sucgang
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Amoxicillin Effects: The most common side effects from Amoxicillin are: nausea vomiting diarrhea urticaria rash eosinophilia black hairy tongue candidiasis, oral... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Sucgang
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Not true.: Breast biopsies do not cause cancer. If breast cancer develops it's a genetic abnormality in the cells. The mechanical act of cutting tissue for analy... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Paul Sucgang
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Depends on how old?: Answer depends on how old you are? If you are of child bearing age and are sexually active you should take a pregnancy test. Just to make sure. It cou... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Paul Sucgang
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Depends on what dose: Normally Simvastatin can be taken up to 40-80 mg qday. But the higher the dose the more side effects including liver problems. If it was a one time t... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Sucgang
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Memory Loss: You should followup with your primary doctor or neurologist for a full neurologic assessment. Memory loss and difficulty recall may be due to the tra... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Paul Sucgang
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Normally different: Although most parts of our body have left and right counterparts, their size may vary. ie. Ears may be slightly higher on one side than the other. It... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Paul Sucgang
Family Medicine 18 years experience
It depends: It may look like it's healing well but you may have an infection under the skin. It also depends on how deep the cut was. Please follow up with your ... Read More
A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Sucgang
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Need Another Eval: Pain from back surgery can become chronic. Depending on the type of surgery, pain may return but maybe not in the same place as initially presented. ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Sucgang
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Antibiotics: The first thing to do is confirm a urinary tract infection. If it's recent you may use an antibiotic such as Bactrim DS, Macrobid, or Cipro (ciproflox... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Paul Sucgang
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Body is adjusting: How recently was the surgery. If it was in the past several months this may be the muscle structure around the ribs that are adjusting to the new real... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Sucgang
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Needs exam by doctor: Your nose bleeds may be a symptoms of high blood pressure. Please visit your primary doctor to check your blood pressure. If not, it may be due to d... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Sucgang
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Avoid Anxiety meds: Anxiety and trouble sleeping are common problems. You may try to use meditation techniques as well as melatonin. There are medications like ambien tha... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Sucgang
Family Medicine 18 years experience
He was infected.: if in 2015 he was positive for chlamydia didn't finish his antibiotics he may still have had it. But, if he has had sex with his partner throughout 20... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Sucgang
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Diagnosis norm 6 yrs: By the time complications occur it normally has been 6.5 years that the patient has had symptoms or has been called "Pre-diabetic." Once symptoms occu... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Sucgang
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Thyroid tests needed: You may want to start with a Thyroid profile, Complete Blood Count and Complete Metabolic Panel. If parts of these tests are abnormal it may signal ot... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Sucgang
Family Medicine 18 years experience
It is always probable that you may get pregnant with unprotected sex, even if you use the "pull out" method. A simple pregnancy test in 1-2 weeks wil... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Sucgang
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Not LPR: LPR, also known as laryngopharyngeal reflux is due to stomach acid that travels from the stomach up through the esophagus and then causes irritation t... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Sucgang
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Yes. Please visit.: If the chest pain is acute, please go to emergency room. Otherwise, please followup with your primary doctor for a diagnosis. If you have been working... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Paul Sucgang
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Good Chance.: The sperm can live for 7 additional days. If the sperm fertilizes the egg in the fallopian tube after ovulation, then you can get pregnant. Please tak... Read More
A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Sucgang
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Seizure or syncope?: Hello, Keppra is a medication that is used to prevent seizures. If you had 2 normal EEGs and an MRI and no seizures for a few years, your doctor did... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Sucgang
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Possible Hemorroids: It's possible that you have a hemorroid that has become thrombosed. Have you been lifting anything heavy? or have a history of constipation? or Hemorr... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Sucgang
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Is bump new? : If the clear hard bump is new you may want to see your primary doctor to check it. If it's due to trauma, it may be temporary. Is it painful? If yes... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Sucgang
Family Medicine 18 years experience
GERD: You may have gastric reflux due to excessive gas production. Over the counter TUMS or Calcium Carbonate may work. If not something stronger like omepr... Read More
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Sucgang
Family Medicine 18 years experience
They may..or may not: If you have a bad knee prior to applying for the job they will ask you if you can do the job. If the answer is no, there is a less likely chance they ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Sucgang
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Epididymitis: Can you tell me which antibiotic you took? It may have been treated incompletely. Please visit your Primary Doctor and get retested for a Urinary Tra... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Sucgang
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Check for diabetes: Diabetes and blood sugar levels can affect vision acutely. Check your blood sugar and followup with your primary care physician or opthalmologist to c... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Sucgang
Family Medicine 18 years experience
You need a scope.: A recurrent sore throat is not uncommon. If you have more than 6 infections in 1 year it is recommended to remove your tonsils. Feeling that somethi... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Sucgang
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Yes Stop Regular MVI: Yes. Normally the pre-natal vitamins have the same ingredients as the regular Multivitamin with added folate. There is no need to double the multivit... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Sucgang
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Stay healthy: Based on the question you have either low thyroid production or high thyroid production and are possibly taking medication. You can still have a norma... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Sucgang
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Disc Herniation: A forminal disk extrusion is a herniated disc. Your description states that the disk has herniated to the left in the lower mid back region. Foraminal... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Sucgang
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Yes and No: Zofran can cause palipitations and cardiac arrhythmias. Taking a combination of medications always requires caution. I would try to space the use of ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Sucgang
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Sinusitis: This may be sinusitis. If it's for the last few days, an antibiotic may help. Any fevers? If it's been going on for a while, a CT scan of the sinuse... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Paul Sucgang
Family Medicine 18 years experience
We report more.: In the US, testing is important but also reporting. Reporting not just to public health but to the CDC. They take this information and report to the ... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Sucgang
Family Medicine 18 years experience
What kind of fumes?: Depending on what type of fumes? Chemical? Environmental? Symptoms such as headaches, dry mouth, dizziness, sweating, etc. May be a cause of concern. ... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Sucgang
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Bacterial infections: If your neti pot has not been cleaned for some time. Please clean it. The same bacteria found in your nose can be found on the neti pot but in higher ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Sucgang
Family Medicine 18 years experience
No. Technically yes.: You would not be able to get pregnant the regular way because there is no way for the egg and sperm to combine I form a baby. Unless it is done with I... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Sucgang
Family Medicine 18 years experience
More than 6 months.: The current recommendation is 6 month trial for first use of escitalopram. If a patient were to relapse and need to use the medication again it may be... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Paul Sucgang
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Cold Meds Not Cause: Cold medications would not cause a positive urine drug test. Do you use medicinal marijuana? If yes, is it from a dispensary or from "the street"? If... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Sucgang
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Rehydrate as needed: Besides taking over the counter pills, I assume. Depending on how long you have had the cough and mild fever you may need either an antibiotic or con... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Paul Sucgang
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Smoking damage: 2 years of smoking can definitely cause damage to the cells in your lungs that move dust and bacteria out. These cells, also called cilia, become stu... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Sucgang
Family Medicine 18 years experience
MRI Time: The actual procedure for the MRI could take up to approx 45 minutes for each level. A ct scan takes less time but does expose you to radiation. The M... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Paul Sucgang
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Yes.: There will be no interaction between allegra and nyquil if taken within 6 hours. Also no interaction with fluticasone nasal spray.

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Sucgang is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Sucgang is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! I got tested today and i'm waiting on the results. In between the time I was taking antibiotics and IV antibiotics for UTI's, BV, surgery, and yeast infect. Could that b...Read More
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Thank you, because i can see that sometimes my boxer have glittery like stain . just wondering if woman have that too. my wife have that glittery look same like mine on her panties is that normal ?
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thanks! I visited an ENT at my local hospital and they are now giving me an ultra-sound on my thyroid. Thank you for your help. :)

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific, CA
Graduated 2004MD

Residency

CA

Residency

KECK HOSPITAL OF USC
Completed 2007

Awards

Resident of the Year, Society of Teachers of Family Medicine
Volunteer Clinical Faculty, Western University of Health Sciences, COMP
Fellow of the American Academy of Family Medicine

Affiliations

American Osteopathic Association
American Medical Association
American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians

Virtual Visit Ratings

4.9
7 ratings

7 top reviews

46-year-old female
Jan 3, 2019
Thanks for your help
37-year-old female
Sep 18, 2018 San Jose, CA
nice and informative.
32-year-old female
Jun 7, 2018
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