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Dr. Marybeth Lambe

Travel Medicine
Snoqualmie, WA
46 years experience female

Locations

Snoqualmie Valley Clinic

Snoqualmie, WA

Address

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

My office hours

Wednesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
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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
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.

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 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marybeth Lambe
Travel Medicine 46 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
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marybeth Lambe
Travel Medicine 46 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
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marybeth Lambe
Travel Medicine 46 years experience
Delivery methods: Don't know if this is what your question refers but there are other delivery methods besides a shot w/ a needle examples: --flumist is a nasal spray ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marybeth Lambe
Travel Medicine 46 years experience
Helps Both Sides: A biv (biventricular pacemaker) helps coordinate 2 of the hearts 4 chambers proper heart beat so they can pump more effectively. This implanted device... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marybeth Lambe
Travel Medicine 46 years experience
Possibilities : Two possibilities & both require follow up: 1) it is something besides chlamydia. Chlamydial infection don't have that strong an odor which makes one... Read More
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marybeth Lambe
Travel Medicine 46 years experience
Some options: Bv notorious for being recurrent. Avoid intercourse or use condoms always during treatment period. Probiotics such as lactobacillus Reuteri rc 14 ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marybeth Lambe
Travel Medicine 46 years experience
Partially: Up to 60% of cases are possibly genetic & there seems to be a common link between restless leg and adhd which is also genetic. Six genetic loci have e... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marybeth Lambe
Travel Medicine 46 years experience
Infectious: This means you are positive for hepatitis b infection and actively infected with the virus in your blood & can pass the virus to others. Whether you ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marybeth Lambe
Travel Medicine 46 years experience
Both Unwise: Both methods treacherous as you become unable to sleep without medication as both Ambien (zolpidem) and valium (diazepam)-- causes rebound insomnia. T... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marybeth Lambe
Travel Medicine 46 years experience
Well but:: Studies show: newer vaccine works well but fades over time. 1) kids who get pertussis 89% < likely to have had all 5 series dtap. Get the series 2) ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marybeth Lambe
Travel Medicine 46 years experience
8000 feet: 8000 feet is the norm at which people may begin to notice significant symptoms but at 5000 feet many are breathless ; those who are very susceptible m... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marybeth Lambe
Travel Medicine 46 years experience
No: Yeast infection of mucous lining of the mouth and tongue can happen after antibiotics. Be seen by doctor/ dentist to confirm diagnosis & get proper tr... Read More
A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marybeth Lambe
Travel Medicine 46 years experience
Rare: There has been rare reported resistance to zithromycin (zithromax). Resistant strains were found back in 2002 in pittsburgh when 46 cases were demonst... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marybeth Lambe
Travel Medicine 46 years experience
Varies: 12 hours is the fastest known and that is for the infamous norovirus. One possibility is that you were both exposed to a virus in your community and y... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marybeth Lambe
Travel Medicine 46 years experience
Multiple Choice: Great answer and also mosquitoes are also attracted to heat, carbon dioxide, those in motion, beer drinkers get bitten more frequently, certain mosqui... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marybeth Lambe
Travel Medicine 46 years experience
Conflicted Brain: On a plane vestibular system of the inner ear senses motion. However, if we look around we see a stationary insides of a plane. This is a confusing to... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marybeth Lambe
Travel Medicine 46 years experience
Avoid Aspirin etc: Hives indicate a true allergy. You do not have to have wheezing, coughing --signs of an asthma reaction- to call this a serious allergy. 1% of the p... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marybeth Lambe
Travel Medicine 46 years experience
Yes, but...: In 2001 Ibuprofen was ok'd for use in babies as young as 2 months of age. The dose is 4.5 milligrams/ pound of body weight ( 10mg/kg). The concern is ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marybeth Lambe
Travel Medicine 46 years experience
Try These Ideas: -prescription antibiotic ointment from doctor--heals and lubricates a sore. -try different style shorts to reduce pressure; or swap out saddle/seat.... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marybeth Lambe
Travel Medicine 46 years experience
If Comfortable: As long as your pregnancy is proceeding normally and you and the baby are doing well you can sleep in any position that works best for your comfort. M... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marybeth Lambe
Travel Medicine 46 years experience
None: This theory was floated back in 1954 but has never gained ground in any scientific circles. This is a false idea that type o is most at risk & not bee... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marybeth Lambe
Travel Medicine 46 years experience
Impacts study: Some research studies have shown Omeprazole delays gastric emptying (though other studies have not born this out). Taking a medicine that may impact o... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marybeth Lambe
Travel Medicine 46 years experience
Brain Disorder: Brain circuitry studies show addiction is chronic brain disorder which can respond to treatment. It is genetic. Addiction is expressed in behaviors.Th... Read More
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marybeth Lambe
Travel Medicine 46 years experience
Middle ear infected?: Did the doctor say you had a middle ear infection or was ear ache related to swollen glands & tonsil pressure? Feel free to call back & get better ans... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marybeth Lambe
Travel Medicine 46 years experience
No: This antibiotic is safe and you need to make no change. Another antibiotic, rifaximin, is the only antibiotic that decreases nuvaring's effectiveness.... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marybeth Lambe
Travel Medicine 46 years experience
I am concerned: You are 30 weeks and high risk, you need to be comfortable sending any and all questions to your doctor or midwife. This is a good question here but a... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marybeth Lambe
Travel Medicine 46 years experience
Try this: -treat any congestion beforehand. If you're feeling "stuffy" before flying, use nasal decongestant or antihistamine before boarding -yawn widely -... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marybeth Lambe
Travel Medicine 46 years experience
Prevent bites: Avoid day biting mosquitoes that carry it in risk areas. Learn safe and wise use of deet. Consider Permethrin on clothing. Cover up if you can (wear ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marybeth Lambe
Travel Medicine 46 years experience
Ask your doctor: Mri evidence of lumbar spondylosis can be seen on 80% of patients older than 40 years, & often is without symptoms or significance. It refers to stiff... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marybeth Lambe
Travel Medicine 46 years experience
Dose number depends: Usually 3 vaccine doses are needed for full protection. The normal dose schedule is dose one, followed by second dose at least 4 weeks afterwards and ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marybeth Lambe
Travel Medicine 46 years experience
No: Nutrition is so important during pregnancy & extra doses of some vitamins are helpful (such as folic acid, b9) but certain vitamins can be toxic in t... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marybeth Lambe
Travel Medicine 46 years experience
Rib Injury?: Your symptoms certainly sound suspicious for a rib injury such as a cracked rib or a cartilage tear. Every time you take a deep breath or move your ch... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marybeth Lambe
Travel Medicine 46 years experience
None Available: There no vaccine yet available for malaria anywhere in the world. Where malaria is a risk, preventative medicine must be taken. Check with the cdc web... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marybeth Lambe
Travel Medicine 46 years experience
Ovulation pain maybe: One possibility is "mittelschmerz" which is german for "middle pain". About 20% of women get this mid cycle, or 2 weeks before their period. It can la... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marybeth Lambe
Travel Medicine 46 years experience
Next: If bowel stable off imodium, (loperamide) slowly advance diet : canned fruit juices, dry cereal, potatoes, oatmeal, plain noodles & then on to simple ... Read More
A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marybeth Lambe
Travel Medicine 46 years experience
Fuchs' dystrophy : This is a rare progressive degenerative disorder that effects the cornea-- the transparent front surface of eye--& causes loss of vision. It has a gen... Read More
A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marybeth Lambe
Travel Medicine 46 years experience
Many Choices: It would be very wise to meet with a pain specialist prior to your surgery to set yourself up for success. Alternative investigation too may help: med... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marybeth Lambe
Travel Medicine 46 years experience
It can: About 20% of women have "mittelschmerz " or pain mid-cycle, when ovulation occurs. The pain may occur just before, during, or after ovulation. The pai... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marybeth Lambe
Travel Medicine 46 years experience
Yes: This was more common in days past when women who regularly fed another child were called "wet nurses" today, many women work to develop the ability t... Read More
A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marybeth Lambe
Travel Medicine 46 years experience
IBS diet: Fodmap is a diet for those with irritable bowel syndrome and stands for "fermentable oligo-, di- and mono-saccharides, and polyols" a diet with these ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marybeth Lambe
Travel Medicine 46 years experience
No: Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) is already a form of amoxil, it just has an additional component that Amoxil alone does not have. The additi... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marybeth Lambe
Travel Medicine 46 years experience
It might help: Sorry you have been waiting for an answer; it might help to separate these questions. We only have a total of 400 words to answer each question which ... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marybeth Lambe
Travel Medicine 46 years experience
Normal: 405 means 405, 000 platelets per microliter. A normal platelet count is between 150, 000 and 450, 000. Platelets are tiny cells that make the blood cl... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marybeth Lambe
Travel Medicine 46 years experience
Miralax (polyethylene glycol): 1 capful MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) in juice daily is very helpful. Let it dissolve for a minute & all you taste is the juice. Increase any & all f... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marybeth Lambe
Travel Medicine 46 years experience
2 different vaccines: There are 2 brands available: Rotarix (2 dose schedule) and RotaTeq (3 dose schedule) both are started at baby's 2 month visit though can be given as ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Marybeth Lambe
Travel Medicine 46 years experience
Normal Baby: It means your baby has a normal brain (cerebellum and cisterna magna) and kidney exam (renal fossa). "grossly unremarkable" was x ray doctor technical... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Marybeth Lambe
Travel Medicine 46 years experience
1 drink maximum: Do you mean 3-4 drinks at once? While you can mix alcohol and celexa, (citalopram) they do hit the same area of the brain. Light drinking means a sing... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Marybeth Lambe
Travel Medicine 46 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
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marybeth Lambe
Travel Medicine 46 years experience
Varies: Can be some of these in any combination: a loss of pleasure in things you normally enjoy unhappy or sad irritable or withdrawn low energy, tired,... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marybeth Lambe
Travel Medicine 46 years experience
Contact rash?: Wet material may be rough enough to have caused chafing & can look like sunburn. Is he drying his hip pads, tailbone pads, thigh pads, knee pads, comp... Read More

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Testimonials
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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
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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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