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Dr. Donald Alves

Emergency Medicine
Baltimore, MD
24 years experience male


Johns Hopkins Bayview Emergency Department

Baltimore, MD


4940 Eastern Avenue, Baltimore, MD

My office hours

Wednesday: 12am - 12pm
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Insurances accepted


MDSP-HQ, Medical Unit

Pikesville, MD



My background, education, and experience is in criminal justice, fire service, emergency medical services, search and rescue, and disaster response. I currently function as a Tactical Physician and serve as Medical Director; in addition to being attending Emergency Medicine faculty; husband; and dad to an exceptional daughter.

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Emergency Medicine

Aerospace Medicine

Critical Care

Occupational Medicine


United States: Maryland, Virginia

Doctor Q&A

4.6K Answers
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
Emergency Medicine 24 years experience
Time to "let go": As long not preferred over social opportunity with others, masturbation is a normal activity and can be stress-relieving. As you are planning marriage, need to say goodbye to prior partner (=hand) and anticipate your new partner. You do not have to abruptly stop, rather increase the time between events to once a week, then less often. Last two weeks prior to ceremony, abstain in anticipation.
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
Emergency Medicine 24 years experience
Challenging: Teens can have some variation in menstrual timing and flow; stress can impact it; infections (?STI) can; very early / unsuccessful pregnancy could; trauma or heavy exertion. It would be wise to have this discussion with your Primary or Gyn as to be able to self-assess what is normal for you and what needs medical attention.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
Emergency Medicine 24 years experience
Ask your Gyn: There are a few broad categories, pH variances, infection, immune/allergic reaction cover the broad topic areas. Each have different diagnostic and treatment approaches, so you should discuss this with whomever monitors your reproductive health (Fam-Med, Gyn, other).

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Mar 18, 2013
Dr Alves provides an excellent public service through HealthTap. He is clearly knowledgable about many areas in medicine. The input he provides is clear and helpful. I recommend Dr. Alves.
Nov 7, 2014
He is an emergency room expert who is knowledgeable in, Men's health, Blood donation, Education, Health education. We are privileged to have his expertise here on health tap.
I recommend you as a well know expert in your field. Dr Jakavick would recommend this Dr To all who seek their expertise.
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This was very helpful. Thanks! thank you doctor!, im able to keep it under control now with Imodium. keeping most fluids down. almost replaced what i lost so the ER might not be warranted. will be ab...Read More
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Having cold sometimes hurts cold medicine feel like going into left face neck to lungs heart going underneath left boo b to left side sometimes going into stomach sharp pains i do have mild inflamma...Read More
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This made me feel good. Thanks! I am apatient i am adoctor of dermatology,and i ask if you can help me to consult you about my patients in my country have many skin lesions. Best regard

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Eastern Virginia Medical School
Graduated 1997MD




Eastern Virginia Medical School


Maryland State Service Medal (for service in the Maryland Defense Force)


American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP)
International Society of Police Surgeons
American College of Forensic Examiners
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