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Dr. Ronald Sherman

Infectious Disease
Irvine, CA
38 years experience male

Locations

Office

Santa Ana, CA

Address

Santa Ana, CA, United States
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About

Bio

Ronald Sherman is an internist specializing in Infectious Diseases / HIV, and wound care. Other interests include parasitology/tropical medicine and public health. Dr. Sherman's research centers around the therapeutic use of living animals ("biotherapy"): maggot therapy, leech therapy, been venom therapy, helminthic therapy, fecal microbiota transplants (FMT), bacteriophage, guide and service dogs, etc.

Specialties
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Infectious Disease

Travel Medicine

Licenses

United States: California

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

40 Answers
19 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Sherman
Infectious Disease 38 years experience
Infection from Cats: Cat scratch disease, also known as cat scratch fever, is an infection, usually transmitted by a cat scratch or bite, manifested by a raised sore or wound (the scratch or bite), swollen lymph nodes, possibly a fever, headache or fatigue. Infection sometimes spreads elsewhere. The infectious organism, Bartonella henselae, may also be transmitted from cat saliva to an already existing open wound.
A female asked:
Dr. Ronald Sherman
Infectious Disease 38 years experience
Yes, & so should he!: Treatment may be quick & simple, but it may take several days before all the germs die. After treatment, you remain potentially infectious for up to 7 days, and should not engage in sex until then. He is at high risk; you may be at risk, too, if you acquired new infection - more likely if not practicing safe sex. So both of you should be re-checked. Next time, Play it Wise & Safe.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Sherman
Infectious Disease 38 years experience
Many possibilities: 9 poops/day & tender abdomen is not normal. Many causes- diet, infection, metabolism, altered gut physiology/inflammation... Start food & poop diary immediately (incl coffee,milk,everythng), & see your Dr. Show Dr your diary, which may hold clues. Dr. will examine you, test your stool & blood, & if necessary send you to specialist to look inside (colonoscopy). One or more of these will hold answer

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Testimonials
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Sherman is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Sherman is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Nov 5, 2015
explains everything clearly without making you feel dumb.
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This checklist was very helpful! Thanks :) I really needed to hear from a doctor and Dr. Ronald helped me out.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thanks for taking the time to explain your answer. Much appreciated!
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank u so MUCH doctor! Have a great evening!!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

UCLA School of Medicine, CA
Graduated 1983MD

Residency

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA DAVIS MEDICAL CENTER
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