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Dr. David Schechter

Family Medicine
Culver City, CA
38 years experience

Locations

David Schechter MD

Culver City, CA

Address

10811 Washington Blvd, ste 250, Culver City, CA
Directions

Insurances accepted

Aetna Life Insurance Company

CIGNA Health Care

UnitedHealthcare

David Schechter MD

Beverly Hills, CA

Office

Culver City, CA

About

Bio

Dr. Schechter is a Board Certified Sports/Family medicine doctor with an interest in mind body approaches to healing. He does general medicine for teens and adults, physicals, sports injuries, back pain treatment, etc. He performs injections, PRP shots, trigger point injections and refers to alternative and conventional practitioners of the highest quality. His work in Tension Myositis Syndrome (TMS, PPD) includes clinical treatment, author of The MindBody Workbook and research publications.

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Family Medicine

Sports Medicine

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

50 Answers
29 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Schechter
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Take it easy: The joint in pseudogout has crystals that irritatte and deposit, altho different than the crystals in gout. Strengthening the muscles around and avoi... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Schechter
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Shift and move: First of all, the cumulative number of hours is probably the biggest risk for eye strain. The issue of eyesight is complicated and research is not cle... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Schechter
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Mylicon: Fuber. Citrucel. Chamomile tea may all be helpful.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Schechter
Family Medicine 38 years experience
A few things: Scarring depends a lot on the depth of the cut and also on how an inidivdual person heals. Beyond that, aloe vera gel and vitamin E cream may help.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Schechter
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Don't rub: Keep area clean, avoid eye makeup. Warm compresses at first sign of any problem. Don't rub.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Schechter
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Not always: Quadricps muscle strengthening, it band stretching, and physical therapy sometimes works. Taping may play a role in the short term. Kinesiotape and ... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Schechter
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Lift weights: We are all different genetically. Adding muscle and weight means, for young slim men, eating a lot and lifting weight (resistance exercise it's calle... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Schechter
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Aleve, (naproxen) advil: There are no muscle relaxors over the counter. If your problem is knotted muscles, massage, self-massage with tennis balls, stretching, hot shower/co... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Schechter
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Exercise w weights: Low carb diet, eat protein foods, do cardio exercise and lift weights.
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Schechter
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Thyroid testing: You should have regular monitoring of thyroid blood levels, initially every 3 months, then 6 months, then if stable yearly.
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Schechter
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Yes: But it may dry out your scalp or hair.
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Schechter
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Possibly: Upper back pain can be muscular, can be neck related, can be cervical spine related, or could even be from an internal issue (lung, etc). Try topica... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Schechter
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Elevate head of bed: Consider more pillows or even a pillow 'ramp' that is available at many bed supply stores like bbb. Eat earlier; don't eat within a few hours of bed.... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Schechter
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Lower back bone: Below the lumbar spine and above the tailbone or coccyx lies the sacrum. The sacrum is part of the spine and interacts with the pelvis at the sacro-i... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Schechter
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Location?: Both rashes can be scaly, psoriasis more scaly, can be silverish scales. Common on elbows, eczema less so. Psoriasis can have fingernail pitting (tin... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Schechter
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Possibly: Risk is lower, but she could harbor gonorrhea, chlamydia or even venereal warts in mouth/oral area and transmit via oral sex. Again, the risk if lowe... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Schechter
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Night guard: There are night guard kits that can be customized at home. Dentists can also make a custom one from a mold. Another approach is to write your stress... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Schechter
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Possibly: Ovarian cysts can be felt on examination by a trained doctor. Ultrasound testing is often used to more clearly define the cysts, which are often of n... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Schechter
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Possibly: If the knee is stable and you can walk comfortably, no. If the knee is painful, swollen, unstable, etc. It could put a damper on an active trip. Sur... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Schechter
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Low Libido: This means that it could be low testosterone levels, that can be checked at his doctor with a blood test. Also, relationship issues or other issues ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. David Schechter
Family Medicine 38 years experience
It can improve: Strengthen quadriceps muscles, especially vmo muscle. Cross train with cycling or stationary bike. Depending on your age and xray and MRI findings, ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Schechter
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Yes: Have it rechecked in 8 weeks to see how much more you need.
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Schechter
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Trauma: Lipoma is a benign fatty growth. Bruising is unusual but if you bump something, hit something hard, that could cause a bruise in that area. Otherwise... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Schechter
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Prenatal dating: First trimester ultrasound very accurate in dating. You are probably due in july. However, you may deliver in june because women don't deliver on the... Read More
A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Schechter
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Anxiety: Fast heart beat, nervousness, anxious feeling. Agitated feeling. Be sure to taper slowly off this medication with the help of your doctor.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Schechter
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Long term pain , peh: Tailbone or coccyx injuries sometimes cause soft tissue related long term painful conditions. In some cases, specialized injections and medications c... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Schechter
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Muscle strain: It sounds like you may have pulled a muscle or ligament in the chest wall. Chestwall strains hurt when you take a deep breath. It also hurts when you... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Schechter
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Not typically: With new growths felt by a parent i would advise you to take him to a doctor and be examined. It's probably nothing serious, but why take a chance?
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Schechter
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Wheat, barley, rye: Wheat barley rye contains gluten, a protein molecule that in susceptible people can cause reactions and long term illness. There is celiac, the most... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Schechter
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Yes: Stretching, massage, physical therapy to strengthen the area of your back and shoulder region to prevent this. Ice a great anti inflamm as well.
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Schechter
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Not necessarily: Many tears in the ankle can heal with appropriate immobliization and rehab. Depends on the exact injury you suffered.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Schechter
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Warm up and stretch: Yoga. Core strength. Warm up. Cool down all of this helps but sometimes they happen anyway.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Schechter
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Strength, flexibilit: Proper shoes, taping or bracing if frequent sprains, doing preventive exercises especially balance and proprioception. Stretching, staying flexible, ... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Schechter
Family Medicine 38 years experience
GERD, LPR and stress: However, certainly at age 22, you're young to get this condition. Your doctor may also check for helicobacter pylori. Dietary habits and ilfestyle (... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Schechter
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Tape: Tape may help. Moisturize. Trim, file, sand the nail to its neatest and smallest size.
A 79-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Schechter
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Yes: Lots of my back pain patients find swimming helpful once the immediate symptoms have eased. Choice of stroke can vary for comfort.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Schechter
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Not necessarily: Try to figure out why you are depressed and anxious. Think about school, how you are dealing with teachers, homework, grades, etc. Also think about ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Schechter
Family Medicine 38 years experience
See a doctor: Post partum depression is common, treatable, but dangerous for you and the baby if ignored. It's great you wrote here, but now go to your obstetricia... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Schechter
Family Medicine 38 years experience
A specialty of medic: The purpose of pain management is as it sounds to manage a person;s pain. If done right, a cause should be looked for first. If done right, it should... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Schechter
Family Medicine 38 years experience
No: Just consume normal amounts of fluids and they will work their way out quite quickly.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Schechter
Family Medicine 38 years experience
They can't find any: Thing wrong! this is the title of a book and a bigger theme in medicine. Assuming you indeed have had all the tests, stress could be the cause of th... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Schechter
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Slightly: But herpes can enter the skin thru minor cracks, fissures, tears and therefore washing is not enough. First, you and your partner should be tested. S... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Schechter
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Unlikely to be bad: But see your doctor and be examined. Do to your age, it's highly unlikely it's breast or other cancer, but the lump should be examined and evaluated... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Schechter
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Shortness of breath.: Shortness of breath can and should be evaluated with a history, physical examination, perhaps lung function testing. At your age, a very common cause... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Schechter
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Reduce Stress: I find that writing in a journal about the emotions of the day is a very helpful way to process stress. Other individuals benefit from meditation, l... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Schechter
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Rest: Training should be fatiguing, so rest is a very important part of recovery. So is great nutrition, and plenty of fluids. Get enough sleep. Stretchi... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Schechter
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Varies: Teaspoon to a few ounces; may vary with age, frequency of sex, etc.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Schechter
Family Medicine 38 years experience
See a doctor: Numbness and one sided headache could represent something serious. See a doctor.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Schechter
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Yes: If you become pregnant or develop an infection. Continue with condoms until monogamous, after std testing.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Schechter
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Depends on strength: See your doctor as an electric shock can do damage or injury to your heart and other issues depending on how strong it was. See a physician or emerge... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Schechter is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I appreciate your opinion. I have one doctor saying I need to stop the methadone BEFORE I even start testosterone therapy, other says start.
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She has mono and she is very skinny... On both sides her organs were swelling. Thanks so much. We have a steroid to take for the swelling.
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This was very helpful. Thanks! I had my back fused 2011. I try to stay active, but sometimes my backache gets the best of me.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

New York University School of Medicine, NY
MD

Awards

Men's Health Top Doctor
US News and World Report TOP DOCTOR
Top Family Physician, Third Place, Los Angeles, CA - Winter
2013

Publications

Outcome of Mind-Body Treatment Program for Chronic Back Pain with No Distinct Structural Pathology
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