Dr. Richard Shemin

Thoracic Surgery
Los Angeles, CA
49 years experience male

Locations

Office

Los Angeles, CA

Address

757 Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles, CA
Directions

Insurances accepted

Medicare

UnitedHealthcare

About

Specialties
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Thoracic Surgery

Languages spoken

Arabic, English, Greek, Russian, Vietnamese

Doctor Q&A

11 Answers
10 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Shemin
Thoracic Surgery 49 years experience
No: The answer to your specific question is no. Chest pain is not a body reaction to stopping the drugs. It is most likely a recurrent embolism.
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Shemin
Thoracic Surgery 49 years experience
Risk modifications: Assuming your reduction in ef is due to heart muscle damage from coronary obstructions, the damage is done. The focus should be on preventing coronary... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Shemin
Thoracic Surgery 49 years experience
Temp is likely OK: The body self regulates temperature. Cold feet my be a sign of inadequate leg circulation. This can easily be tested. It is not likely you require me... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Shemin
Thoracic Surgery 49 years experience
Good doctors: Your mom has multiple serious medical management problems. She needs excellent specialist and a primary care doctor to oversee and coordinate care.
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A male asked:
Dr. Richard Shemin
Thoracic Surgery 49 years experience
Yes: The fish oil will be unlikely to raise your lipids. It they are elevated then diet and possibly a statin drug like Lipitor (atorvastatin) is needed.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Shemin
Thoracic Surgery 49 years experience
Perhaps bodybuilding: It is hard to be specific without seeing you and performing an exam. But if there is not a skeletal deformity and your chest and shoulder appearance i... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Shemin
Thoracic Surgery 49 years experience
Unlikely, possible: A rare possibly of a lethal arrhythmia exists. An infection on the valve can be very dangerous requiring surgical repair or replacement. Long term ne... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Shemin
Thoracic Surgery 49 years experience
Echo follow up: The mitral prolapse must be followed with echo cardiograms to identify when regurgitation ( leakage) of the valve and heart enlargement starts to occu... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Shemin
Thoracic Surgery 49 years experience
Give it time: Sounds like she has a stent put in a blocked heart artery. The access was from the artery in the groin to thread the device in place. She may have vs ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Shemin
Thoracic Surgery 49 years experience
Take medicine: She should keep her legs elevated, perhaps have cores soon stockings and take her water pills. Beware ulceration and infection.
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A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Shemin
Thoracic Surgery 49 years experience
Be MD cleared first.: If you had a heart attack, you should go through monitored cardiac rehab prior to resuming intense exercise. Also you should have a stress test. Some ... Read More
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Testimonials
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Thank you notes
HealthTap member
Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Shemin is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Shemin is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
Thank you, your answer was very helpful!
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful!
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Boston University School of Medicine
Graduated 1974MD

Residency

NYU Medical Center

Residency

Peter Bent Brigham Hospital

Affiliations

American College of Surgeons
American Association for Vascular Surgery
American Surgical Association
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