Dr. Oscar Dellinger

Palliative Care
Dallas, TX
31 years experience male

Locations

Dallas VA Medical Center

Dallas, TX

Address

4500 S Lancaster Road, Dallas, TX, US
Directions

About

Bio

Internal Medicine, Geriatrics and Hospice and Palliative Care specialist with a strong interest in metabolic disease, weight gain and weight loss, management of complex patients and vulnerable populations.

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.

Palliative Care

Geriatrics

Internal Medicine

Licenses

United States: Alabama, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Tennessee, Texas

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

47 Answers
29 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Dellinger
Palliative Care 27 years experience
During a "partial" or supracervical hysterectomy, the uterus is removed leaving the cervix in place. The stump of the uterus, past the cervix, is clo... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Dellinger
Palliative Care 27 years experience
Hard to say but probably much milder. Vaccination helps reduce the severity also. The natural course of viruses is to mutate and change, as we see wit... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Dellinger
Palliative Care 27 years experience
Yes! It could be! Of course it could be a lot of things, testing is the only way to know for certain.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Dellinger
Palliative Care 27 years experience
Nope, not at all. It just means they see tiny echoes that they are assuming are lymph nodes. Of course any test should be interpreted in context of a ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Dellinger
Palliative Care 27 years experience
Most of the "fat burner" medicines have caffeine or some other similar stimulant as their active ingredient. Whatever the one he is taking has, it sho... Read More
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Dellinger
Palliative Care 27 years experience
As I understand your situation, your mom is ok through most of the day, but wakes up confused. It sounds like this confusion clears after some time, w... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Dellinger
Palliative Care 27 years experience
Methotrexate is an old treatment for psoriasis that can be extremely effective for some people. Many people find complete relief using it. 30 years ag... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Dellinger
Palliative Care 27 years experience
Probably of no significance at all. There are many reasons for a slightly low CO2, but if you are feeling well and healthy it is not likely to be impo... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Dellinger
Palliative Care 27 years experience
You can but I would question if you need to. In general, antibiotics and steroids are not recommended for viral illnesses (with some exceptions). Some... Read More
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A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Dellinger
Palliative Care 27 years experience
Low but not necessarily a problem if you feel well. Cardiac output is heart rate x stroke volume (the amount of blood pumped with each beat), so heart... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Dellinger
Palliative Care 27 years experience
Depends on how you feel, how bad it is and what is causing it. Thyroid problems can range from really mild to very severe. In general, symptoms are co... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Dellinger
Palliative Care 27 years experience
That is very concerning. PSA is certainly not a perfect test, and there are many complexities to testing. PSA levels can fluctuate, which is why seria... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Dellinger
Palliative Care 27 years experience
Probably not: Probably not, but of course a pregnancy test in a week or two would give you a more definite answer. Maybe consider a more routine birth control metho... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Oscar Dellinger
Palliative Care 27 years experience
Yes! As long as it has always been that way and nothing seems out of sorts, that is probably just how you are built. Of course if there has been a cha... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Dellinger
Palliative Care 27 years experience
None. BUN especially but also Creatinine can go up a little if you are dehydrated. Both fluctuate during the day and day to day. Creatinine reflects m... Read More
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A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Dellinger
Palliative Care 27 years experience
Hard to say exactly, somewhere between 2 and 10 hours probably, assuming everything works like it is supposed to.
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Dellinger
Palliative Care 27 years experience
Lots of things can cause hair loss. The first thing to look at is the pattern - is it spotty, all over, or just on top? The next thing is to look at h... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Dellinger
Palliative Care 27 years experience
Those 72 are reported since the first report in 1895, meaning just over one every 2 years, though the incidence may be higher. These are ectopic pregn... Read More
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A 68-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Dellinger
Palliative Care 27 years experience
I'm so sorry! Itching is awful! Scabies can itch for 2 weeks after treatment, have to wait for all the scabies bugs and eggs to not only be dead but t... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Dellinger
Palliative Care 27 years experience
Hard to say for sure, depends on the test and what you will do with the result. If your roommate has COVID and you have symptoms, I would tend to assu... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Dellinger
Palliative Care 27 years experience
Thank you for caring for your dad. That PCV is ok, the CRP is high but not terribly high. Hospitalization depends on his oxygen level and how he feels... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Dellinger
Palliative Care 27 years experience
If it has been years, it is not likely to grow back, no matter what it was. Squamous cell skin cancers are really common, and usually easy to treat. T... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Dellinger
Palliative Care 27 years experience
Exactly that, non-specific. It means the lines do not look like the textbook "normal" but they also do not look like anything bad. The important part ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Dellinger
Palliative Care 27 years experience
Thank you for this question, it is a more common problem than you might think! The best place to start (that would be covered) would be primary care. ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Dellinger
Palliative Care 27 years experience
Definitely maybe but hard to say for sure. Numbness in the fingertips can be from many things, including circulatory problems though nerve problems li... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Dellinger
Palliative Care 27 years experience
The current recommendation is to wait 10 days after testing positive, or after your symptoms have resolved. You should be ok soon. I have not seen com... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Dellinger
Palliative Care 27 years experience
Probably not. Muscle weighs a good bit more than fat, so it is actually not that unusual for weight to go up from working out. That is a good thing, a... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Dellinger
Palliative Care 27 years experience
Hard to say for certain but she is probably ok to be around for now. Recommendations have changed and continue to change, but the general consensus is... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Oscar Dellinger
Palliative Care 27 years experience
Sounds normal to me. The clitoris can be extremely sensitive! Hope you do not get hit there again!
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Dellinger
Palliative Care 27 years experience
No: It seems logical that if chlamydia and gonorrhea are in urine then urine could transmit the disease, but transmission from urine splash is so unlikely... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Dellinger
Palliative Care 27 years experience
I'm guessing just a coincidence. Hibiscus tea does have some estrogen effect, but it is mild and I am guessing you drank one cup and not a whole lot. ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Dellinger
Palliative Care 27 years experience
Sorry to hear that you are still having a cough! Cough after viral illness can last a long time, commonly lasting 2 weeks or more, and sometimes lasti... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Dellinger
Palliative Care 27 years experience
This is a much more common problem than you might think! Approaches vary, mine is to treat both at the same time with a combination of metronidazole a... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Dellinger
Palliative Care 27 years experience
No, the placebo pills are only there as "placeholders" Since taking pills correctly is really important, manufacturers came up with different ways to ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Dellinger
Palliative Care 27 years experience
Yes! Always be hopeful! If you are having regular periods (and maybe even if you are not), you could certainly be fertile. Do you know how to check yo... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Dellinger
Palliative Care 27 years experience
It is a reported side effect, said to be most common in older white men for some reason. Interesting that you would have that. It does sound like the ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Dellinger
Palliative Care 27 years experience
Persistent cough after a viral infection is not unusual and can last for weeks, so please don't worry too much. It can be caused by some post viral in... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Oscar Dellinger
Palliative Care 27 years experience
I'm sorry but probably not. Maximum height is usually reached by about 2 years after the onset of menstrual periods for girls, and I'm guessing you we... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Dellinger
Palliative Care 27 years experience
It sounds really unlikely on many levels, especially since you have had a period. In fact, based on what you have presented, I'd say 100% no. While ge... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Dellinger
Palliative Care 27 years experience
Yes! Of course I cannot see your arm, but that would not be unusual. Anything that restricts blood from returning and increases the pressure in the ca... Read More
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A 71-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Dellinger
Palliative Care 27 years experience
I guess it could be called an antacid though the word "antacid" usually means a substance that neutralizes acid, not one that prevents it from being m... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Dellinger
Palliative Care 27 years experience
Possible but extremely unlikely. If there were a hole in the cuff and sperm got into your body (very unlikely) then you could have an ectopic pregnanc... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Dellinger
Palliative Care 27 years experience
This is a more common problem than you might think and there are a variety of solutions. Non-drug options include things like the squeeze technique an... Read More
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A 79-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Dellinger
Palliative Care 27 years experience
Nope. Vitamin C and Apixaban should be ok together.
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Dellinger
Palliative Care 27 years experience
Diflucan is not used for seborrhea. The usual treatment is a topical anti-fungal, like ketoconazole or ciclopirox, sometimes with a topical steroid us... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Dellinger
Palliative Care 27 years experience
Are you certain it is psoriasis? While genital psoriasis does happen, it is certainly unusual. Topical steroids can be used safely for genital psorias... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Dellinger
Palliative Care 27 years experience
Maybe: CT is helpful in diagnosing MS, though MRI is better. While a CT showing MS is pretty accurate, a CT NOT showing MS doesn't mean it's impossible that ... Read More
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Dellinger is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Dellinger is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you!! I have been very stressed and my PCP was unable to explain
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Thank you so much! I suffer with Health anxiety so this was helpful!
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thanks so much doc. really appreciate it for clearing it up.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Alabama School of Medicine
Graduated 1992MD

Affiliations

University of Texas Southwestern
University Of Hawaii
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