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Dr. Taj Jiva

Internal Medicine
Tonawanda, NY
46 years experience male

Locations

Phoenix Rising Medical PC

Tonawanda, NY

Address

2545 Sheridan Drive, Suite 5, Tonawanda, NY, US
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 10am - 7:00pm
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Fax

7168361399

Insurances accepted

Aetna Life Insurance Company

CIGNA Health Care

Univera Healthcare

Independent Health Association

About

Bio

I practice pulmonary, sleep, occupational and legal medicine. I work with various utilization review organization, disability evaluation, workers compensations, IMEs, expert witness etc. Our sleep center is Phoenix Rising Sleep Center. I have a LLB degree in law from Northumbria University, England. I graduated from University of Buffalo Law School with a Masters of Law in May of 2012. I completed JD at Northwestern Califronia University School of Law, Sacremento, CA. My interests are tennis, movies, travelling and providing help to attorneys in regards to personal injury and workers compensation law. I play Alto Saxophone.

Specialties
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Internal Medicine

Pulmonary Medicine

Sleep Medicine

Languages spoken

Gujarati, Hindi

Doctor Q&A

101 Answers
175 Agrees
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Need to see Doc: Yes, he should his doc or a lung specialist, lethargy and weight loss is concerning. I do not know if a cat scan of the chest is necessary to exclude ... Read More
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Call insurance & Doc: Please call your insurance or your doc to find what your insurance plan covers. Beside advair and Flovent there are other choices like dulera, symbico... Read More
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Plenty of fluids: Plenty of fluids, rest, chicken soup can shortened the duration of cold which is a viral illness. Not getting enough liquids, rest, nutrition, and pro... Read More
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Insomnia: Your mom needs to be seen by a sleep specialist. Does she have difficulty falling asleep or maintaining sleep. If she dreams at midnight it could be n... Read More
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Prednisone for stye: Prednisone is not for stye infection. Oral steroids are contraindicated in fungal and viral infections of the eye. I would see an eye doctor to see wh... Read More
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Right leg pain: Swollen ankles can be a manifestation of congestive heart failure, dependent edema, liver problems, anemia, varicose veins etc. Right leg pain is worr... Read More
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Osteopathic medical : First you need to attend an approved osteopathic medical education program and graduate with a doctor of osteopathy degree. Then you apply for a medic... Read More
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Cough: The most common cause of chronic cough is post nasal drip due to allergic rhinitis, do you feel tickle in your throat or do you do throat clearing. Th... Read More
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Of course: It also depends from where the body temperature is obtained. If obtained orally, or from forehead, we usually add one more degree so that 100.2 become... Read More
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Needs evaluation: At her age, need to consider a sleep disorder, dementia, alzheimers disease, chronic insomnia and even narcolepsy. Both brain and sleep disorders may ... Read More
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Pinched nerve: The answer depends on the meaning of the pinched nerve. I need further information to comment on this. A complete neurological exam is necessary to ma... Read More
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Allergies: It seems like you are having allergy symptoms. Are you exposed to pets at home. Are you exposed to house dust, feathers, new carpets etc. You need all... Read More
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Depends: It may mean bronchospasm from irritation from cigarettes, bronchitis, or even cardiac ischemia pain because cigarettes smokes contain carbon monoxide ... Read More
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Several causes: Drowsiness---sleepiness is can be caused by insufficient sleep, sleep apnea, narcolepy, shift work disorder, insomnia, circadian rhythm disorder, depr... Read More
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Depends: It depends on what you mean by problems. So medical problems none. Do not know about any other problems, except for social embarsement.
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ENT evaluation: Surgery that is correction of the deviated nasal septum may depend on the severity of deviation, and chronic obstructive symptoms, like frequent sinus... Read More
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Smoking is bad.: It causes chronic bronchitis, emphysema, and lung cancer, besides possibility of mouth and esophageal cancer. It contributes to poor healing, foul odo... Read More
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Every 8 hours: Speak with your doc if any questions.
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Does not make sense?: Bronchitis twice a year may suggest bronchial asthma, bronchiectesis may be excluded by ct scan of the chest. However, hemothorax is a totally diff... Read More
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Need to see Doc asap: Sharp left side chest pain may suggest several serious medical conditions, including angina, heart attack, aortic dissection, or costochondritis, pleu... Read More
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Solitary lung nodule: Surgical resection of lung nodule usually depends on size of the nodule, age of the patient (age more than 30), risk factors for malignancy like 20 pa... Read More
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Need to see Doc: This could be related to nasal septal deviation, enlarged turnbinates, nasal polyps etc. Try saline nasal lavage, and see your doc and may be an ENT t... Read More
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Phelgm in throat: This phelgm in throat may be related to allergic rhinitis and post nasal drip since he has already seen ENT specialist it does not seem to be a struct... Read More
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Something in throat: If you, are on amitryptline for sensation of something in your throat, this may suggest globus hystericus due to anxiety or panic attacks. However, i... Read More
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Normal: Normal well balanced diet. Good restful sleep and plenty of regular exercises. Try nuts and fruit for energy. No need for supplements if you are healt... Read More
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Need to see Doc : Chest congestion may have different causes, it could be cold, viral infections, bronchial asthma, bronchitis, pneumonia or fluids from heart trouble. ... Read More
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Fever, shiver, vomit: You seem very sick in view of these symptoms. It may suggest intra-abdominal infection, colitis, diverticulitis, etc. You need to see your primary phy... Read More
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Cough syncope: Yes, it is possible, but the question is how does one know if that occurs if the person is sleeping. Advise sleep evaluation and study to make sure th... Read More
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Sharp chest pain: Yes, you should go to the nearest er and see your physician. These symptoms must not be taken lightly as they may suggest serious medical conditions l... Read More
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Cough: Causes of cough can be allergic rhinitis, post nasal drip, acid reflux or cough variant asthma. It seems that you have cough and shortness of breath, ... Read More
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Common sense approac: Eat your meals three hours before travel to allow emptying of stomach, avoid stress, dehydration, adequate rest, and then try lemon candies, ginger et... Read More
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Dark green phlegm: It may mean chronic bronchitis from cigarettes smoking. It may represent acute bronchitis or pneumonia if associated with other symptoms like high fev... Read More
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Need to see Doc.: Chronic cough can be related to allergic rhinitis, post nasal drip, chronic sinus condition, chronic bronchitis, gerd, bronchial asthma, bronchiectesi... Read More
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Need to see ENT: Clogged up nostril may suggest several different problems, including deviated nasal septum, polyps, chronic sinus disease, enlarged turbinates etc. He... Read More
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Urine leakage: No, this is not normal. I need further medical history to comment on this condition. You have urinary incontinence and need to see a doctor for furthe... Read More
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Palpitations: No, it is not normal. Palpitations can be due to excessive coffee, anxiety, panic attacks, drugs usage, etc. It can also be due to medical conditions ... Read More
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No, supplements: If you are in good health and doing regular exercises and eating regular meals then there is no need for vitamin or iron supplements. There is enough ... Read More
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Must go to doctor: No kidney infections can be life threatening in young women because of acute kideny infections, pylenophritis can sepsis shock and organ faillure. Bac... Read More
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Tracheobronchomalaci: Tracheobronchomalacia: airway walls are weak and collapses during breathing or coughing. It can develop as a result of an underlying medical conditio... Read More
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Need to see Doc.: Lymph nodes enlargement, swelling of rue, abnormal hilar shadow on cxr may suggest sarcoidosis, however, rue swelling is not a finding of sarcoidosis.... Read More
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See Doc asap: If there is a fungus in your blood you would be very sick with severe infection and sepsis. Hence, need to see your doc or infectious disease speciali... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
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Depends: That depends on the size, location, and number of polyps. There are several things you can try, which includes twice a day, salt water saline lavage, ... Read More
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Need to see Doc.: Nose sores could be from infecctions, some people are carriers of mrsa(staph) and this may need to be eradicated. Dry mucus may be another reason. Nee... Read More
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Bronchospasm: Bronchospasm is a physiological response to various airway irritants, dust, cigarettes smoking, viruses etc. Diseases like bronchial asthma and conges... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
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Need to see Doc.: Your symptoms suggests either chronic sinus infection and/or chronic purulent tracheobronchitis. It seems like a bad infection, need to see a physicia... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
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See urologist: You will need complete evaluation by an urologist to find out why you are having trouble with erection. Premature ejaculation is common. Increasing th... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
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No: Chest tightness is not caused by sleeping too much. Its causes are bronchial asthma, angina, musculoskeletal pain etc. If it persists need medical eva... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
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Nothing: Focal calcification means scar tissue or fibroid that has been calcified in the uterus. It may mean nothing unless associated with symptoms.
A 35-year-old female asked:
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See the doctor: In view of her young age, i would consider sinus infection, tonsillitis, strept throat, and adenoiditis to be on the safe side. Thus strept throat wil... Read More
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Depends on severity: Lupus is can be an multisystem inflammatory disease and may involve skin discoid lupus, facial rash, joint involvement, lung involvement, etc. Recover... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Jiva is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Jiva is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks for your quick reply! You are so right.. Someone very close had to be hpspitalized for smoking. And left the hospital and still smoke
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! So that my nose runs when i have hot meal is just because it is too sensitive. Thanks
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Thank you Dr. Jiva, been to the ER twice and just saw a Rheumatologist Wednesday. Waiting on lab results. I appreciate your feedback.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

State University of New York
Graduated 1999MD

Residency

State University of New York at Buffalo

Awards

Graduate Scholarship 1986 Roosevelt University, Chicago, IL
Humanitarian of the Year, Muscular Dystrophy Foundation
HealthTap Founding Doctor

Affiliations

New York State Free & Accepted Masons. Amherst Lodge
New York State Bar Association
Member, American Bar Association
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