Dr. David Liu

Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
West Covina, CA
21 years experience male

Locations

John F Kennedy Memorial Hospital

Indio, CA

Address

47111 Monroe, Indio, CA
Directions

My office hours

Thursday: 8:00am - 4:00pm
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Insurances accepted

Anthem BC Life & Health Insurance Company

About

Bio

I am from Hawaii, boarded in internal medicine, pediatrics and addiction medicine with a strong interest in indigenous health, public health, and social justice.

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.

Internal Medicine and Pediatrics

Addiction Medicine

Licenses

United States: California, Hawaii

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

227 Answers
302 Agrees
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Liu
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 21 years experience
No: It is very important to work with a nutritionist to determine a good diet for an obese child. Very low calorie diets might lack certain nutrients whi... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Liu
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 21 years experience
Several: If you are a woman, post menopausal breast cancer and colon cancers are associated with obesity. Other cancers that are associated with obesity are p... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Liu
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 21 years experience
Not always: Although many people with hypertension are obese, there are also many people who are normal weight with hypertension. There is metabolic syndrome, wh... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Liu
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 21 years experience
Possible: triclosan has been shown experimentally, and in lab animals to have an association with certain cancers, particularly breast cancer. this is because ... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Liu
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 21 years experience
Very unlikely: just touching your girlfriend, even if you had semen on your hands, is extremely unlikely to cause her to become pregnant. the semen has to be ejacul... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Liu
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 21 years experience
Concerning: if you have not had a period for 16 months then suddenly have a period, it may be concerning. please see your primary care provider, who may refer yo... Read More
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Liu
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 21 years experience
Dryness: Vertical ridges in fingernails are usually from dryness. Try to avoid waterworking as much as possible or wear rubber gloves. Frequent hand washing ca... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. David Liu
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 21 years experience
Ask your surgeon: Generally, gastric bypass should never be done before participation in a comprehensive weight management program, where you work with drs, psychologis... Read More
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A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Liu
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 21 years experience
Try compression: Compression stockings might help you with your leg swelling (edema). Also watch your salt and fluid intake. When you can sit during your shift, elev... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Liu
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 21 years experience
Many causes: Your problem could be caused by a number of conditions from asthma to sleep apnea to anxiety. The best solution would be to see your primary care pro... Read More
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A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Liu
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 21 years experience
Please explain: I am sorry, but do you mean you have hyperglycemia (sugars too high) or hypoglycemia (sugars too low) at dawn? Glimeride and similar drugs are well k... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Liu
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 21 years experience
Not large: Benzene is c6h6, one of the chief aromatic hydrocarbons and neither particular large nor small. Its molecular weight is 78.11 grams/mol.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Liu
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 21 years experience
Viral infection: It sounds as though you have a viral infection, possibly flu but it could be any number of different virii (plural of virus). Ibuprofen and plenty of... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Liu
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 21 years experience
What else?: Prominent interstitial markings could mean either fluid overload or infection; it is important to know what other symptoms are present.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Liu
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 21 years experience
More detail: We would need to know your height, weight, and more usefully your waist and hip measurements before being able to make this assessment. The cdc has a... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. David Liu
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 21 years experience
Many causes: Do you change your contacts as frequently as recommended? How recently did you get your eyes examined? Any medical conditions? I would see your pri... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Liu
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 21 years experience
Antihistamine: It would be useful to try a 2nd generation antihistamine such as zyrtec or allegra, (fexofenadine) and possibly an inhaled steroid. If you still have... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Liu
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 21 years experience
Yes: You are infective if you have active lesions, and should not exposure the lesions to vulnerable people.
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Liu
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 21 years experience
Allergies?: The most common answer would be allergies, especially if you have discharge along with the itchiness. Other common symptoms that can go along with a ... Read More
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A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Liu
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 21 years experience
100 - 140: Unless you have a history of heart disease, a good number would be around 100. Your number should be above 70, but definitely below 150.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Liu
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 21 years experience
Some: Some wrinkles are unavoidable, but minimizing your sun exposure and protect with sunscreen.
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Liu
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 21 years experience
Clarify?: If you mean what are the symptoms of diabetes, they could be many: weight loss, excessive hunger and thirst, urination at night, a rash (acanthosis ni... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. David Liu
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 21 years experience
Diet: Although exercise can help to control your blood sugar, the primary factor is diet. Eating foods that are less processed, and have sugars that are sl... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Liu
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 21 years experience
Travel history?: Have you traveled recently? What labs were obtained that were "normal"? To answer this question, more data is needed.
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A male asked:
Dr. David Liu
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 21 years experience
Privacy: In many states, teenagers can get tested for stds without their parents' permission or knowledge; in some states, you have to have permission. You ma... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Liu
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 21 years experience
For some varieties: There is genetic testing available. Vulnerability is related to the hla-genes, but like most diseases with genetic vulnerabilities, just having the g... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Liu
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 21 years experience
Esophagitis: You should speak to the provider who started you on the doxycycline. Pill esophagitis, or irrigation of the food pipe, is a well known complication o... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Liu
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 21 years experience
Not skin tag: Hpv, or human papilloma virus, causes warts, including common warts and genital warts. These are different from skin tags. A skin tag is generally a... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Liu
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 21 years experience
Many possibilities: There could be many causes, from a sinus or ear infection to some even more serious things, like a tumor. It is important to discuss your concerns wi... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Liu
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 21 years experience
Possibly: It is hard to tell without more information. How long has it been since you were bitten? Is the bump warm and painful? You could either be having a... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Liu
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 21 years experience
Concern: Women who are menopausal and start to have bleeding should see their ob/gyn right away. If someone has stopped have menses then starts again, this is... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Liu
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 21 years experience
Unlikely: It is unlikely that you are pregnant, but you should see your ob/gyn or primary care provider and have a pregnancy test to be sure.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Liu
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 21 years experience
Long answer: "muscle fiber" is the colloquial name for muscle cell, or myocyte, which is thus the largest unit. Myocytes in turn contain myofibrils, which contain... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Liu
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 21 years experience
Strengthen your core: Physical therapy may help, as can working on strengthening your core muscles (from your neck to your knees). A back brace is usually not very effecti... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Liu
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 21 years experience
Diabetes control?: How well is your father's diabetes controlled? If he has high sugars, typically wounds do not heal well. He should see his primary care provider, and... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Liu
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 21 years experience
Progesterone: Progesterone levels peak at the end of your cycle, right before your menstruation if you do not become pregnant. Progesterone has a number of differe... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Liu
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 21 years experience
Allergies?: You may have allergies, which could mean a chronic post nasal drip, which can cause a sore throat. A truly swollen throat may represent angioedema. ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Liu
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 21 years experience
Increasing: Increasing your intake of fruits and vegetables may lower your cr cancer risk.
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Liu
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 21 years experience
Old fashioned: There is really no supplement, magic pill or system for weight loss. Although weigh watchers seems to work well, according to evidence-based trials, ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Liu
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 21 years experience
Vegetables, fruits..: A healthy mid afternoon snack would follow the guidelines for most foods, that is plenty of fruits and vegetables, possibly a whole grain starch (rice... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Liu
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 21 years experience
Add additional med: If your daughter continues to wheeze even with albuterol, she may need an inhaled steroid in addition. You can also look at measures such as encasing... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Liu
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 21 years experience
See your provider: To know that your hormones are out of balance, you need blood work done. Your primary care provider may prescribe birth control pills, which can regu... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. David Liu
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 21 years experience
Scar: A keloid is just a prominent scar. Some people simply get more prominent scars when they are injured; it is not dangerous or a sign of something more... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Liu
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 21 years experience
Weight loss: Fatty liver may be either from alcohol or obesity/diabetes. To reduce the possibility of progression to cirrhosis, stop/limit drinking and lose weigh... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Liu
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 21 years experience
Not by itself: Tinea versicolor by itself is not an indication of an impaired immune system. Markers for aids are infections like widespread candidiasis, coccidiomy... Read More
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A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Liu
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 21 years experience
Difficult: There could be many different causes, but if you only have a headache when you cough, you may have a type of primary headache. How serious it is, and... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Liu
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 21 years experience
Normal effects: If you are using a rescue inhaler twice a day, every day, you may need an additional medication. It is normal to have the reactions that you have to ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Liu
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 21 years experience
More data: To give a better estimate, you will need your height, and you can look at this table: http://www.Sh.Lsuhsc.Edu/fammed/outpatientmanual/peakflowtables.... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Liu
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 21 years experience
Psychiatrist: The answer is to find a psychiatrist and neurologist that you trust. Sometimes there can be an incorrect diagnosis, but sometimes it is difficult to ... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Liu
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 21 years experience
Usually no efficacy: Usually over the counter cough medicines are not so effective, but if your cough is caused primarily by a post-nasal drip (nasal/sinus congestion), a ... Read More
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Liu is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Liu is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank u much I suffer from this for 3yrs, ago Gestational diabetes. Pain shoot up2 knees. I'm on Gabapentin 300mg 3xday for month now, still pain.
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Meds do the trick for me. I race motocross but cuz my age they are always upping N lowering my meds. Not fair to my family cuz doc is no hlp
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Thanks for your quick reply! I was thinking about doing it like this. Thank you. Sometimes just need some reassurance.

Education & Training

Residency

University of Hawaii John A Burns School of Medicine
Completed 2006

Awards

Top Doctor, First Place, Napa, CA - Winter
2013
Most Influential, Second Place, Napa, CA - Winter
2013
Thought Leader, First Place, Napa, CA - Winter
2013

Affiliations

Fellow, American Academy of Pediatrics
Member, American College of Physicians
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