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Dr. Axel Martinez-Irizarry

Family Medicine
Ballinger, TX
18 years experience male

Locations

Ballinger Hospital Clinic

Ballinger, TX

Address

2001 Hutchins Ave Suite C, Ballinger, TX
Directions

My office hours

Tuesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
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Specialties
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Family Medicine

Geriatrics

Palliative Care

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424 Answers
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Axel Martinez-Irizarry
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Difficult.: Patients are usually on these medications for anxiety/ depression symptoms. It does alter the brain chemistry, so to allow the body to slowly adapt t... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Axel Martinez-Irizarry
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Yes.: A yeast infection can cause inflammation for the vaginal area, which in turn causes pain on intercourse. Monistat might help, if no improvement see y... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Axel Martinez-Irizarry
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Diet, Exercise, PCP: Low-salt diet, regular exercise and weight loss of 7% of your total body weight if you are overweight can help control your blood pressure. Current b... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Axel Martinez-Irizarry
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Depends.: There are different types of cancers that can occur in the brain. Some are worse than others. Some are easier to remove than others. Some masses cou... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Axel Martinez-Irizarry
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Adjusting.: When you lose both legs, you lose a high degree of independence. Prosthesis could be discussed with your doctor if you are a good candidate. Occupat... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Axel Martinez-Irizarry
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Depends on doctors.: Physical exam is the best way to see a yeast infection. Some doctors feel comfortable prescribing antifungals without physical exam. If the problem ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Axel Martinez-Irizarry
Family Medicine 18 years experience
See your doctor: Cardiac, pulmonary, and gastrointestinal causes can cause this symptom. Your doctor can help.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Axel Martinez-Irizarry
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Varies: Crohn's can range from diarrhea symptoms, to abscesses, fistulas and infections that require surgeries. The recovery process is tailored to the indiv... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Axel Martinez-Irizarry
Family Medicine 18 years experience
It can.: So can other causes. Important to check with your doctor about why you have them. It could be serious. But back to the question, the gastrointestin... Read More
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Axel Martinez-Irizarry
Family Medicine 18 years experience
You can.: Tenderness is a symptom of pain. Hormones, infections, and trauma can cause tenderness in the breast. If you have a mass on a self-exam or are conce... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Axel Martinez-Irizarry
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Yes.: Sexual intercourse with your partner is enough to become pregnant. If you are asking wether missing 2 periods = pregnancy, then not necessarily. It ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Axel Martinez-Irizarry
Family Medicine 18 years experience
See a doctor.: Pain might not be related to kidney stones. But having pain in the stomach and continuous nausea that doesn't improve is a very good reason to see a ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Axel Martinez-Irizarry
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Normal: Fever for your group is 101 or over. Older people get the 99 degrees or more due to how the body changes. no need to worry just on the temperature (... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Axel Martinez-Irizarry
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Wear sun block: Put sun block before going to the sun, aloe vera is helpful to hydrate the skin. Be sure to apply sun block every 2 hours. Some medications can caus... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Axel Martinez-Irizarry
Family Medicine 18 years experience
No.: Trazodone does not cause tardive dyskinesia. It does have other side effects.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Axel Martinez-Irizarry
Family Medicine 18 years experience
No protection.: Vasectomy, if done right, and not recently, only would be able to provide protection against pregnancy. Get tested for STDs with your doctor or an S... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Axel Martinez-Irizarry
Family Medicine 18 years experience
See your doctor.: AST (SGOT) levels double or triple that of ALT (SGPT) are consistent with alcoholic liver disease. See your doctor about it. The doctor will be bett... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Axel Martinez-Irizarry
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Dyspepsia: Dyspepsia is defined as one or more of the following symptoms: postprandial fullness, early satiation, epigastric pain, or burning. Approximately 25 p... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Axel Martinez-Irizarry
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Not recommended.: 2 antihistamines together will probably exacerbate negative side effects without necessarily increasing the positive effect of the medication. Not re... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Axel Martinez-Irizarry
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Indirectly.: Morphine treats pain and can treat the sensation of shortness of breath, it could also cause sleepiness. By eliminating the pain and shortness of br... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Axel Martinez-Irizarry
Family Medicine 18 years experience
See your doctor.: Dehydration is resolved with consumption of fluids, especially water. Liver issues are treated with your doctor. Your doctor might consult you to a ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Axel Martinez-Irizarry
Family Medicine 18 years experience
No.: Antihistamines and steroids reduce mucus production. Ventolin is a bronchial airway dilator.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Axel Martinez-Irizarry
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Pregnancy test.: If not sexually active, see your doctor as amenorrhea which is not having a period for 3 months has multiple causes and also has treatment available, ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Axel Martinez-Irizarry
Family Medicine 18 years experience
See your doctor.: Doctors can help by providing adequate treatment, usually antibiotics if there is an infection. If it's multiple infections you might get referr... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Axel Martinez-Irizarry
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Emergency Room: If you consider the injury to be severe, lost consciousness or have a severe headache, go to the Emergency Room where they can evaluate you and depen... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Axel Martinez-Irizarry
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Varies: Each protein has a different amount of amino acids and different kinds of amino acids that make it up. If you are talking about dietary protein drink... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Axel Martinez-Irizarry
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Seek Help.: If you did all of the above it is important to seek help to stop doing them. With help and adequate prenatal care, the child will be better off. Go ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Axel Martinez-Irizarry
Family Medicine 18 years experience
See your doctor.: The most common cause of this would be a viral or bacterial infection, and usually resolves in 1 week if it is viral and may need antibiotics if it is... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Axel Martinez-Irizarry
Family Medicine 18 years experience
See your doctor.: Doctors can help by providing adequate treatment, usually antibiotics if there is an infection. If it's multiple infections you might get referral fo... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Axel Martinez-Irizarry
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Different.: Many different symptoms, not really any single obvious symptoms as many different brain conditions can cause the same symptoms. To give you an exampl... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Axel Martinez-Irizarry
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Get the cavalry.: Resistant fungal infections might require stronger antifungals or even oral antifungals to make them go away. Some creams are combo steroids/antifung... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Axel Martinez-Irizarry
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Reflux...: Eating those foods can decrease pressure that keeps acid in the stomach and cause the acid to go up through your esophagus and to your throat area. M... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Axel Martinez-Irizarry
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Bowel Disorders.: See your doctor for an evaluation. Constipation by itself could resolve easily with laxatives, such as Senna S, but sometimes other conditions, like ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Axel Martinez-Irizarry
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Now.: As long as UTI symptoms are over. It's ok to have intercourse. If not, revisit your doctor.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Axel Martinez-Irizarry
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Primary Care Doctor: Your doctor can help you with allergic rhinitis. If the treatment he prescribes does not improve your symptoms, an ENT doctor would be the next step... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Axel Martinez-Irizarry
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Crohn's Disease: There is no cure, but there is treatment to keep it under control. Usually the best people to take care of Crohn's are gastroenterologists, and they ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Axel Martinez-Irizarry
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Pumice Stone: Calluses can be treated with pumice stones or a doctor can shave it off in his office, if it doesn't go away at home. Little bumps would benefit to p... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Axel Martinez-Irizarry
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Gastroenteritis: Inflammation of the stomach and bowel, that can cause the symptoms you are describing. Food poisoning is another probable cause. Pepto Bismol (bismu... Read More
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A 71-year-old female asked:
Dr. Axel Martinez-Irizarry
Family Medicine 18 years experience
You get medicine.: Patient with history of previous heart attacks are expected to be on multiple medications that control the blood pressure, cholesterol levels, and pos... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Axel Martinez-Irizarry
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Abscesses/Cellulitis: An abscess is a collection of pus usually from a bacterial infection. When an abscess is lanced the collection of pus is released, but the bacterial ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Axel Martinez-Irizarry
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Emergency Surgery: Appendix ruptures are life and death medical conditions and are treated emergently with surgery. Call 9-1-1, ambulance or take patient to the ER if t... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Axel Martinez-Irizarry
Family Medicine 18 years experience
MRI: X-rays focus mostly on bones. If pain is severe and not improving, an MRI could assist with identifying the cause of the new-onset pain. It may or m... Read More
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Axel Martinez-Irizarry
Family Medicine 18 years experience
It should. : Generally they do. Keep taking the probiotics. Keep eating and drinking fluids to prevent dehydration. If diarrhea persists after finishing ant... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Axel Martinez-Irizarry
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Nonspecific.: Check with your Doctor. You may be needing to get some labwork done. Eating usually triggers Insulin and in some people can cause hypoglycemia, Eat... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Axel Martinez-Irizarry
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Controversial.: Many patients report problems with how they interpret the blue lines. So if you study how to interpret the blue lines you might get less 'false posit... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Axel Martinez-Irizarry
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Varied: Panic Attacks can cause tachycardia in 25 percent of attacks. If this occurs it is greater than 100 per minute. 75 percent have a heart rate usually... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Axel Martinez-Irizarry
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Yes.: No significant interaction(s) known or found for selected drugs. Caution always advised with multiple medications. They still retain their individual... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Axel Martinez-Irizarry
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Palpitations.: This is not normal and warrants a checkup with your doctor. Based on what he finds he will order special tests and might even refer you to a cardiolo... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Axel Martinez-Irizarry
Family Medicine 18 years experience
UTI: These symptoms in your age group are suggestive of a urinary tract infection. You would benefit from antibiotic therapy which a doctor could prescri... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Axel Martinez-Irizarry
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Side Effects: Misoprostol is a synthetic prostaglandin E1 (PGE1) analog that is also used to prevent gastric ulcers. So it protects the stomach when you take Ibup... Read More
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Martínez-Irizarry is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Martínez-Irizarry is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Nov 22, 2021
Trying to refill my prescription on video online is that possible
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you vermuch for the fast and very informative answer. Best. Gal
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine
Graduated 2004MD

Awards

Alpha Omega Alpha
Top Doctor, First Place, San Angelo Region - Summer
2014
Top Family Physician, First Place, San Angelo Region - Summer
2014

Affiliations

American Medical Directors Association
American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine
Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
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