Dr. Marybeth Lambe

Travel Medicine
Snoqualmie, WA
47 years experience female

Locations

Snoqualmie Valley Clinic

Snoqualmie, WA

Address

38700 SE River Street, Snoqualmie, WA, United States
Directions

My office hours

Thursday: Closed
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Fax

4258881204

Insurances accepted

No Value

Premera Blue Cross

About

Bio

Hi! I am Marybeth Lambe MD FAAFP. I enjoy working in Family Practice, caring for patients of all ages. I have been in practice for almost thirty years in the same community since 1984. I also practice travel and wilderness medicine. I graduated from the University of Michigan and went through residency in a UCLA affiliated program in San Bernardino California. We have raised 7 children on a small dairy farm here in Washington state where I am licensed, and I enjoy hiking, mountain climbing, and gardening. I also work as a writer and photographer. I really appreciate hearing each patient's story and working together to a healthy solution.

Specialties
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Travel Medicine

Family Medicine

Preventive Medicine

Wilderness Medicine

Licenses

United States: Washington

Doctor Q&A

488 Answers
83 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A member asked:
Dr. Marybeth Lambe
Travel Medicine 47 years experience
Possible Headache: The headache of altitude illness is often fierce and pounding. Some describe it as a hangover headache. More serious high altitude cerebral edema (h... Read More
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marybeth Lambe
Travel Medicine 47 years experience
I agree but also: It can feel overwhelming to share such news with loved one. You may be afraid they will try to talk you out of what you know is truth about yourself: ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marybeth Lambe
Travel Medicine 47 years experience
Bladder Cancer test: Bta is a test for recurrent bladder cancer & needs only 3 drops of urine to be run in the 5 minute test. It has too many false positives to be used as... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marybeth Lambe
Travel Medicine 47 years experience
Months!: The hepatitis a virus is very sturdy and can live outside the body for months. It survives the body's very acid gut environment, can live through free... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marybeth Lambe
Travel Medicine 47 years experience
Citrus Juices: Many fruits (and their juices) are good sources of folic acid, but citrus fruits are highest with orange juice in the lead. Other folate-rich fruit j... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marybeth Lambe
Travel Medicine 47 years experience
Not Common to Take: Indinavir (crixivan) is not often prescribed in pregnancy when there are other alternatives though it is only a class c. The difficulty is that the co... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marybeth Lambe
Travel Medicine 47 years experience
Now Category B: The fda has upgraded Mefloquine to a category b drug and the cdc now recommends this medicine for prevention and treatment of malaria in all trimester... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marybeth Lambe
Travel Medicine 47 years experience
Discussion sake: Not to muddy understanding of addiction or trivialize term but some areas are grey & do impact health and longevity from the minor & mundane to the gr... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marybeth Lambe
Travel Medicine 47 years experience
Prolonged Joint pain: Even though it is almost never fatal, the protracted joint pain lasting weeks, months or even a year or more & the extreme fatigue with paradoxical in... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marybeth Lambe
Travel Medicine 47 years experience
Yes but data varies: Congenital malaria occurs when infected mother transmits malaria to unborn child. Statistics vary as to rate of impact & severity. Co existent HIV in... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marybeth Lambe
Travel Medicine 47 years experience
Numerous: Taking Folic Acid before getting pregnant & just after pregnancy is as important as maintaining it's use right through 9 months and on into breastfeed... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marybeth Lambe
Travel Medicine 47 years experience
Partial List: G6pd deficiency requires care. Eating certain foods with this condition causes red cell rupture and serious illness with potential crisis. Avoid: 1) ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marybeth Lambe
Travel Medicine 47 years experience
Many choices: 1.Be well hydrated before flying and be well rested. 2.Sit in the middle of the plane over the wing 3.Avoid alcohol; eat lightly 4.Ask your doctor... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marybeth Lambe
Travel Medicine 47 years experience
Preparation: 1.Be well hydrated before flying and be well rested. 2.Sit in the middle of the plane over the wing 3.Avoid alcohol; eat lightly 4.Ask your doctor ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marybeth Lambe
Travel Medicine 47 years experience
Also: Because Effexor (venlafaxine) has such a short life (leaved the body in 15 hours) withdrawl happens even with one or two missed doses so going off is ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marybeth Lambe
Travel Medicine 47 years experience
Over wing: If you don't mind the noise, studies show the stillest, least movement on the plane, is in the middle, over the wing. Bring soft earplugs, eat lightl... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marybeth Lambe
Travel Medicine 47 years experience
It Can: If your diarrhea is mild enough, one dose of Imodium (loperamide) can slow your bowels down. With imodium, (loperamide) you know within two hours if i... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marybeth Lambe
Travel Medicine 47 years experience
Three Brands: Xifaxa made by brookes pharma xerifax made by agp limited nimixa made by getz pharma.
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A female asked:
Dr. Marybeth Lambe
Travel Medicine 47 years experience
Yes a form of Sulfa: Lasix (furosemide) does have sulfa in it but it is a form of sulfa often tolerated by those with sulfa allergy. Sulfa medications fall into two major... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marybeth Lambe
Travel Medicine 47 years experience
Depends on Locale: If you are going to the hajj in saudi arabia, you are legally required to have the vaccine. Travel to the meningitis belt of sub-saharan africa? Thous... Read More
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Dr. Marybeth Lambe
Travel Medicine 47 years experience
Not OK: You don't mention playing on grass or if you are a half running the whole game. Here are possibilities: are your airways tightening up? Coughing or w... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marybeth Lambe
Travel Medicine 47 years experience
Limited success: 1.Mosquitoes see movement more than an actual object and they see sharp contrasts of dark and light colors. Choose clothing that blends in with the en... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Marybeth Lambe
Travel Medicine 47 years experience
Yes other causes: There are other causes including medications. Hot flashes can be a side effect of food additive mono-sodium glutamate (msg), or of Nifedipine (procar... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Marybeth Lambe
Travel Medicine 47 years experience
Sunburn Extreme: Sun poisoning involves more than a severe skin burn with blisters and swelling. It includes symptoms of fever, chills, nausea, loss of appetite, light... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marybeth Lambe
Travel Medicine 47 years experience
In some cases: First seen in tanzania in 1953, chikv became epidemic in 2004. It is only rarely fatal but after recovery from the fever, chills, rash, headache and f... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marybeth Lambe
Travel Medicine 47 years experience
Seek Advice: Most individuals risk for japanese encephalitis is exceedingly low. The incidence in tourists who travel to se asia is approximately 1/ million. Your... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marybeth Lambe
Travel Medicine 47 years experience
Can be given age 50: The fda recommends it be offered at age 50 & up. The cdc has not weighed in on the lower age group & still stayed at the 60 year old recommendation fo... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marybeth Lambe
Travel Medicine 47 years experience
Also Bring:: 1.Back up antibiotic in case of diarrhea. Ask your doctor. Usually Ciprofloxacin unless going to regions near thailand. Other choice is azithromycin. ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marybeth Lambe
Travel Medicine 47 years experience
Be Smart: Diamox--a diuretic that is sulfa based--should be taken 12-24 hours before reaching the trouble making altitude. Also, limit activities; go slow the f... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marybeth Lambe
Travel Medicine 47 years experience
Deet 10-30%: Both the cdc and american academy of pediatrics support the safe use of deet 30% and below for children over 2 months of age. Parents should not let c... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marybeth Lambe
Travel Medicine 47 years experience
Similar destructive: It helps to look at the similarities: both sabotage a normal full & diverse daily life many other previously valued activities given up because of... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marybeth Lambe
Travel Medicine 47 years experience
Also: 1) not wise in pregnancy as can cause uterus to cramp 2) can increase bleeding if on blood thinners already. You may also bleed more easily even if n... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marybeth Lambe
Travel Medicine 47 years experience
Makes Blood Acidic: We hyperventilate at altitude, trying to grab more oxygen molecules. We blow off too much CO2 & ruin our acid base balance. We feel unwell. Diamox... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marybeth Lambe
Travel Medicine 47 years experience
Iron tablets recalle: Actually it is iron tablets contaminated with Meclizine that have been recalled. Bottles, marketed as iron (ferrous sulfate) and manufactured by advan... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marybeth Lambe
Travel Medicine 47 years experience
Also a few ideas: For recurrent cases: 1)tinidazole can stomach upset & nausea like oral metronidazole. 2 alternative regimen for recurrent cases after complete usua... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marybeth Lambe
Travel Medicine 47 years experience
Jury is Out: Many say menthol is less safe. Smokers of menthol take more carcinogens & have more smoking-related illnesses. Menthol, with its cooling sensation ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marybeth Lambe
Travel Medicine 47 years experience
Mosquitoes adore certain : Because of intense work in malaria, mosquitoes have been studied too. Genetic play a role in who mosquitoes like--if dad was always bitten, chances ar... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marybeth Lambe
Travel Medicine 47 years experience
Effective at which?: Kaopectate basically is pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate). Both have bismuth salicylic acid which may have some antibacterial properties. Both are ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marybeth Lambe
Travel Medicine 47 years experience
Aspirin Toxicity: Pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) can cause some Aspirin like effects such as easy bleeding or bruising (though this is quite rare), ringing of the... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marybeth Lambe
Travel Medicine 47 years experience
Not much research!: There is some thought that insulin resistance may increase at high altitude but not enough research has been done to be certain. We do know glucose mo... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marybeth Lambe
Travel Medicine 47 years experience
Some are: Those who self harm may have other addictions such as drugs, eating disorders, etc. Drug addiction, in turn, does have a higher incidence of self harm... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marybeth Lambe
Travel Medicine 47 years experience
Agree and...: Like dengue it is carried by a day biting mosquito & has many same symptoms if a patient becomes ill: fever, shaking chills, rash, headache, nausea, m... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Marybeth Lambe
Travel Medicine 47 years experience
Only by Going Down: Altitude illness can be very severe. Mild nausea ; headache or loss of appetite can be prevented by going slow or benefit of taking Diamox (acetazolam... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marybeth Lambe
Travel Medicine 47 years experience
Try Diamox (acetazolamide): Reason it is hard to sleep is 'periodic breathing' develops at high altitude, a form of sleep apnea where you literally pause and stop brea... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marybeth Lambe
Travel Medicine 47 years experience
Not as much: Doesn't hurt as much as getting one of the illnesses. The united kingdom is having to witness what happens when enough people back away from a vaccine... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marybeth Lambe
Travel Medicine 47 years experience
Agree and...: The word comes from italian "mala aria" (bad air), from the belief the disease was caused by unhealthy air in swampy districts. Spread by mosquitoes,... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marybeth Lambe
Travel Medicine 47 years experience
Regular Tablets?: Absorbed from your gastrointestinal tract after 30- 90 minutes with peak levels at approximately 4 hours. Total duration of blood level varies from 8-... Read More
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Dr. Marybeth Lambe
Travel Medicine 47 years experience
Yes: The Hepatitis B Vaccine is not a live vaccine but is made from dna particles only and cannot cause infection. It is well tolerated and safe. This vacc... Read More
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Dr. Marybeth Lambe
Travel Medicine 47 years experience
Helps Inflammation: Hydrocortisone can help calm down the associated inflammation--or angry red response the skin makes around the red spots. It will also help the itchin... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marybeth Lambe
Travel Medicine 47 years experience
Causes:: Altered bacterial environment in vagina via: good lactobacilli are killed off by antibiotics, douching, hormone changes such as menopause or going of... Read More
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Testimonials
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Thank you notes
Apr 14, 2014
Dr. Lambe is an excellent family practitioner. Her patients that come to see me routinely speak her praise. Her workups are always very thoughtful and her decision making is always sound. Most importa...Read More
Nov 27, 2012
Dr. Lambe is a wonderful and knowledgeable physician. She is very experienced in Family and Travel Medicine, and I endorse her!
Dr. Mark Kasper
Nov 27, 2012
I endorse this excellent doctor wholeheartedly. I have had the pleasure of working with her since January 2010.
HealthTap member
This was very helpful. Thanks! Dealing with a furry child illness, & overwhelmed. I'm already fighting chronic disorders & depression. My cat is my champ & buddy. Your words helped me feel active abou...Read More
HealthTap member
This saved my life. Thank you. Ice is my LIFE. I would freeze bottle water and then break it up to eat. Ive experienced shortness of breath and dizzy episodes. I want to stop!
HealthTap member
Thanks! Being one of the "bigger" girls on my track team, my coach told me that it would help my times if I lost about 10 lbs. I'll tell him

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Michigan Medical School
Graduated 1980MD

Medical/Graduate school

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Graduated 1976MD

Medical/Graduate school

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Graduated 1978MD

Residency

UCLA

Awards

Top Doctor, Seattle Metropolitan Magazine
Hedgebrook Women In Residence Award, Hedgebrook
David McKee Award: Resident of the Year 1980-1983, Residency Program

Affiliations

International Society of Travel Medicine
Infectious Disease Society of America
American Medical Association

Publications

A Brighter Generation
Do-Not-Resuscitate Orders in a County Hospital
The Good Enough Mother
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