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Dr. David Liu

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

Locations

John F Kennedy Memorial Hospital

Indio, CA

Address

47111 Monroe, Indio, CA
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: Closed
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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
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Liu
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 20 years experience
Infection: People with diabetes often have an impaired ability to fight infection, because their immune system does not work as well as a person without diabetes... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. David Liu
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 20 years experience
Possibly: If you do shave, it is common to have ingrown hairs. If it becomes red, painful, or particularly if you can see pus, see your primary care provider, ... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Liu
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 20 years experience
Seek help: You definitely can be helped with a combination of therapy and medication. It would be good to see a psychologist and a psychiatrist; one can provide... Read More
A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Liu
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 20 years experience
Get tested: While there are sometimes symptoms of sexually transmitted infections, including hiv, there can be infections without any symptoms. Typical symptoms ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Liu
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 20 years experience
Infection: It sounds as though you have an infection; you might even have an abscess. You should see your primary care provider to have it checked, as you might... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Liu
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 20 years experience
No: There is no cure for asthma, but you can certainly control it so that it has a minimal effect on your life. Exercising, avoiding allergy triggers and... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Liu
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 20 years experience
Possibly: More often, bronchiectasis is the end product of bad infections or inflammation which destroy the structure of the large tubes in the breathing system... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Liu
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 20 years experience
Allergies?: You may have allergies which a nasal steroid, such as Budesonide or fluticasone might be useful. The best advice is to see your provider.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Liu
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 20 years experience
Vegetables: Green vegetables, such as broccoli, spinach or even celery (which has little nutrition) can help to fill you up. It is not just a good diet that you ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Liu
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 20 years experience
What sort of tea: Most teas and milk should be fine during pregnancy, although you should avoid drinking large amounts of caffeinated beverages because of known and pos... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Liu
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 20 years experience
More detail?: To answer this question, i would need more details. In general, people who are obese are more likely to have back pain because of the strain that the ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Liu
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 20 years experience
Migraine, tension?: There can be be many different causes of headache with no changes on MRI or ct. If you have pcos, you , ya be obese, and so pseudotumor cerebri could... Read More
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Liu
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 20 years experience
When were you tested: depending on how recently you tested, you might want to test again to check if you are pregnant now. otherwise, you might be ill; please see your pri... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Liu
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 20 years experience
Severe pain: The first indication for prescription pain medications is severe acute pain such as cancer and trauma with severe fractures. Many people may, howeve... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Liu
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 20 years experience
Please explain: It is important it have more information, such as whether she has ever been regular, the type of discharge, etc. She should see her healthcare provid... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Liu
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 20 years experience
See your Ob: It is important to see your ob. There could be numerous reasons for bleeding, but ordinarily, if you gave birth recently, and particularly if you are... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Liu
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 20 years experience
Age?: We would need to know more about the headache, such as is it getting progressively worse, waking from sleep, etc, as well as the age of the child and ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Liu
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 20 years experience
Probably not: Desoxyn is a methamphetamine, and primarily used for the treatment of attention deficit/hyperactivity disorders. The uses that you mention are off la... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Liu
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 20 years experience
Not a great idea: The key for health is moderation. Quesadillas, with white tortillas and cheese, typically are high in simple carbohydrates and fat (depending on the ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. David Liu
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 20 years experience
Possibly: More information is really needed. There is cough variant asthma, which rarely wheezes, but the clearing of the throat could be just from allergic rh... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. David Liu
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 20 years experience
Depends: If the pain is more in your thighs and calves, it could be a sign of insufficient blood supply to your legs, or peripheral arterial disease. There ar... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Liu
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 20 years experience
Should be ok: Codeine and other pain medication should not alter your sugar levels in short doses. It should be ok.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Liu
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 20 years experience
A viral infection. : You likely had a viral infection, but what exact virus it was will probably never be known.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Liu
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 20 years experience
Add/adhd?: Sometimes adults may have had attention deficit disorder or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder as children and not known about it. There is tes... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Liu
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 20 years experience
Not needed: If you didn't need an episiotomy, or incision to lengthen the birth canal, you shouldn't need stitches.
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Liu
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 20 years experience
Within 2 hours: Depending on your hospital, the results should take no more than 2 hours; this is a very standard, very computerized test.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Liu
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 20 years experience
You are treating: If e coli was found on vaginal culture, this is the likely cause of bacterial vaginosis. Thus, by treating the e coli, you are treating the bv.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Liu
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 20 years experience
More data: Generally, there is a lack of data on the chance of your being injured or dying from the specific procedure you discussed, but for cosmetic surgery in... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Liu
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 20 years experience
Burst blood vessel: It is likely that you simply have a burst blood vessel, which can be common with sneezing or allergic rhinitis. If, however, you are having severe or... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Liu
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 20 years experience
More data: Depression is a risk factor for diabetes; with your symptoms, you should be tested for diabetes. However, some of your symptoms may be connected with... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Liu
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 20 years experience
See the pediatrician: It is always safest to use medications such as nasal saline for a cough/cold, but to make sure that the illness is not serious please see your pediatr... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Liu
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 20 years experience
Ignore: Maintain good social contacts and seeking early assistance for the behavioral health effects .
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Liu
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 20 years experience
Hiv/aids: Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome, or aids, is the later stage of hiv. Thus, you would need to have acquired the HIV virus for some time (usually ye... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Liu
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 20 years experience
Kidney disease: A creatinine of 2.83 and blood urea nitrogen of 147 are very elevated, and that person has kidney disease or damage. It is important to have more inf... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Liu
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 20 years experience
Sprain or strain: The most common cause would be a back sprain or strain, where the inflammation is the body reacting to damage to the ligaments or tendons in the back.... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Liu
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 20 years experience
See a dermatologist: You should have a biopsy done by a dermatologist, who can determine the pattern and cause of your hair loss. The dermatologist can also help you find... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. David Liu
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 20 years experience
Need more data: The first question would be, how old are you and are you having sex? Then we would need to know if you have missed a period. Regardless, if the blee... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Liu
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 20 years experience
Possible sprain: There are muscles between the ribs which actually can be sprained, but there are a variety of other problems which could cause this sort of pain, from... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Liu
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 20 years experience
None: If she is up to date on her shots, she should not need any additional vaccinations at her 18 month well child check. Congratulations at keeping her h... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Liu
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 20 years experience
Fracture? arthritis?: More data is needed. Your mother probably needs to start with a physical exam and xray, then go from there, depending on the results. She should see... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Liu
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 20 years experience
Difficult: For the most degree, your chances of becoming infected don't depend on ejaculation, but on exposure. Depending on when the intercourse occurred, it w... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Liu
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 20 years experience
Viral infection: The most common cause of your symptoms would be a viral infection, or gastroenteritis. That being said, there could be many other causes for your sym... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Liu
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 20 years experience
No: No, breast augmentation is only possible through surgery, or weight gain (in an unhealthy way).
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Liu
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 20 years experience
General answer: In general, you should drink enough water so that your urine is clear or very light yellow at least twice a day. There is no magic number of glasses ... Read More
A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Liu
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 20 years experience
Yes: Mononucleosis, a viral infection, can be passed through breastmilk, but is not a reason to stop breastfeeding. The reason is that by the time that yo... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Liu
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 20 years experience
Yes: Like all stimulants, Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) definitely can affect blood sugar levels. To be sure, though, it is best to... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Liu
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 20 years experience
Many treatments: There are many treatments for diabetes, from physical activity and healthy eating early in the disease, to weight loss surgery and Insulin much later.... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Liu
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 20 years experience
It can: Morbid obesity can result in restriction of the lungs through a physical inability to expand them fully. Obesity can have effects on the heart, which... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Liu
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 20 years experience
Too much eating: Alimentary, or exogenous (from the outside) obesity is the most common type, caused by consuming more calories than you use. But the reasons underlyi... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Liu
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 20 years experience
Too much sugar: The reasons for the complications of diabetes is the inability for the body to use the amount of sugar that a person eats, so that the excess sugar at... 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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