Dr. Steven Seres

Internal Medicine
Portland, OR
23 years experience male

Locations

Office

Portland, OR

Address

501 N Graham Suite 100, Portland, OR, US
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My office hours

Thursday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
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About

Bio

I am a Portland naitive, having been raised on the West Side in Hillsdale. I graduated from Wilson High School in 1986 and went to the University of Oregon, where I met my wife (now of 22 years!). We moved in 1996 to Philadelphia for medical school, but then returned (as fast as we could!) to Portland where I did my residency training at the Legacy Portland Hospitals. I'm the proud father of 2 children, and, in addition to being with them, I enjoy playing music and in October ran my first marathon at the age of 43!

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Internal Medicine

Licenses

United States: Oregon

Doctor Q&A

148 Answers
69 Agrees
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Seres
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Needs eval : This isn't a usual presentation for colon cancer, since it's usually without symptoms, and doesn't happen to 17 year olds very often. There are a lot ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Seres
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Need to see the MD: your symptoms are vague, but concerning and there's no good way to evaluate this over the web. I'd strongly recommend you get to a doctor sooner than... Read More
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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Seres
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Tegretol side effect: yes. This is one of those medicines with a huge list of possible side effects. I would strongly recommend you discuss these symptoms with your docto... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Steven Seres
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
This : This is the way we describe how your bone density compares with average people your age and sex. Anything less than -2.5 is considered the disease os... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Seres
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
I : I would suggest you use this information as data only, and not get too concerned. Your stated vitals suggest you are a very low-risk candidate for ca... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Seres
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
It : It was the pepto. It comes out in stool black, so my assumption is it refluxed upward in the same way. You should see a doctor to consider treatment... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Steven Seres
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Since : Since its given usually every 3 months, it's assumed to be effective for at least that long. It'd be hard to guess but you could safely assume that b... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Seres
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Depends...: It depends on what kind of arthritis you're talking about. How many and which joints are involved helps figure this out. Osteoarthritis can be consi... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Seres
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Yes, but..: You can, but not at the dose you're using. These meds are considered pretty safe which is why you see them over the counter. Be sure to keep your fo... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Seres
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Seesaw issue: The thing is, if you're loosing blood because of the fibroid and they've told you to get it out surgically, you kind of need to get that done first. ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Seres
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
It's ok: The only limits here tend to be religion based. Sometimes men will find it is easier to urinate when they're more sexually active (alone or otherwise... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Seres
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Coincidence?: In my experience, one of the most common side effects patients complain of is something GI related (nausea, diarrhea, loss of appetite). I also think... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Seres
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Depends...: Kind of depends on the one you're taking. Zoloft, prozac, Paxil (paroxetine) seem to cause people a bit more distress when stopping too quickly. I m... Read More
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Seres
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Diabetic wound: Because diabetes causes you to be prone to infection, anything that doesn't seem to be healing correctly should be a concern. I'd strongly suggest yo... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Steven Seres
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Depending : Depending on your age and other comorbidities (like your general health, if you have risks for heart disease, if you smoke, etc) you really ought to c... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Steven Seres
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
This : This medication is in the class of drugs called arbs and work in the kidney and lungs. I can't really think of a way it would directly address a sore... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Steven Seres
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Not : Not only should you limit your activity, you should get yourself immediately to your doctor. This is a very concerning warning sign. You need to be ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Steven Seres
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Hard : Hard to know without seeing this in person. The fact that it's been there a couple of months and hasn't worsened is reassurring. It could be somethi... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Steven Seres
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Carpal : Carpal tunnel is only one of many wrist maladies my patients come to talk to me about when their hands hurt. Classically, however, carpal tunnel does... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Steven Seres
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
From : From the perspective of western medicine, there's likely nothing bad about these things in combination. If you've taken the add med for some time, yo... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Seres
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Late bc pill: No, a few hours won't change the efficacy of your birth control.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Seres
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Lightheaded: not sure what you meant by including urine in your comment. Have you been having urinary infection symptoms? Lightheaded and bloating can be due to ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Seres
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Ignore: Muralax can be taken up to 4 times a day if severe (and you checked it out with your doctor first).
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Seres
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Fungus probably: It's likely onychomycosis, or toenail fungus. It could also be due to the nail getting traumatized. This one needs someone to see it to be sure wha... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Seres
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Period is late: could you be pregnant? You might consider doing a home pregnancy test if that's a possibility. This might be caused by a vaginal infection as well. ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Seres
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Itchy bumps: It still could be ingrown hairs even if you didn't shave there. Try hot compresses on it before bed. If it's just itchy and not painful, you can pu... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Seres
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Probably safe: It's a lot of supplements for someone do young, although if you are extremely athletic protein supplements can be helpful. Your body is good at gettin... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Seres
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Get it checked: Your age makes this unlikely anything too serious. However, when it comes to this part of the body, there is no substition for a careful exam done by... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Seres
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Ignore: Treat early, have medications on hand, and consider suppressive therapy if you get it monthly.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Seres
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Please clarify : Can you clarify what you are looking for to double so we can help you?
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Seres
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Best to check in: It's probably nothing more than that growing baby, now the size of a basketball taking up all that space in your belly and pushing up into your lungs,... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Seres
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Not necessarily bad: If you're referring to your resting heart rate, although that does fall a little outside the average ranges, it might not be indicative of a problem. ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Seres
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Not straightforward: Removing nails is useful when there's an infected area underneath it being worsened by the nail digging into adjacent skin. In my experience, it's be... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Seres
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Need more info: Could be a lot of things. Are you on any meds that could be causing this? Do you have low testosterone? Are you ill? How long has this been a prob... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Seres
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Pours?: There's only a fixed amount of fluid that the sinuses can hold, so i think i need a clarification of what you mean "pours." the antibiotic could be h... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Seres
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Doubt it: A minute late? Not likely to cause any decrease in the pill's effectiveness.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Seres
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Same diff: Same class (iii) and are equianalgesic (eg 1 5/325 vicodin = 1 t#3). Vicodin has hydrocodone, man made Codeine good for people who can't tolerate cod... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Seres
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Lots of things: Does it itch? Could be yeast. Does it hurt? Could be another kind of change of that tissue that your doctor should take a look at for you. Try sitting... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Seres
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Still bleeding: Bleeding after ablation is a known complication, but needs to be addressed because it can lead to low blood counts (leading to fatigue, shortness of b... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Seres
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Eye strain: One-sided headaches can also be sinus infection, tmj, or a migraine and some more rare things as well. I'd let a doctor see you and tell you what's g... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Seres
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Annoying bump: Those are annoying cysts that often time are filled with hardened material. If a hot compress or topical ophthalmic antibiotic ointment (you get this... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Seres
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Ignore: If your scalp itches and it is kind of flakey use selenium.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Seres
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
See your doctor: Symptoms like this really do need to be checked, although can be something as simple as a urinary tract infection.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Seres
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Chelitis: The symptoms sound like angular chelitis. Can you post a picture? This one is easier to diagnose by seeing it than hearing about it.
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Seres
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Any meds?: Are you taking any medicines? Alcohol can interact with a lot of meds and make you feel badly.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Seres
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Bells treatment: Unfortuantely, there's no good information on this one. We give people with bells Prednisone (and usually an anti-viral pill) because we hope it will... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Seres
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Maybe not: Bright red blood like this usually comes from something actively bleeding way down low in your colon or rectum. This includes hemorrhoids or even div... Read More
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A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Seres
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Doesn't seem likely: It a brain aneurysm burst it seems unlikely you'd be here 3 days later writing to tell us about it. Most people describe the worst headache possible ... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Seres
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
PVCs question: At 19, unless there's something else going on, it's probably ok to exercise. However, it's always important to be sure a doctor who has the opportuni... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Seres
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Needs Attention: Any change in symptoms from your usual state of health should cause at least some concern. Lightheadedness can be caused by a lot of common, unworris... Read More
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Testimonials
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Recommendations
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Thank you notes
Apr 21, 2013
Have know Dr. Seres for many years. He has helped me to take care of some very complex patient cases.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Seres is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Seres is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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I have been told I have osteoarthritis in my neck and lower back. Just now my hands and feet hurt and swelling all the time. Thank you
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank You Doctor! I confirmed with the doctor its a stone. Thanks for the advice.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! TY! Had CBC done and was OK, but still not happy. Will get 2nd opin!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
Graduated 2000MD

Residency

Legacy Emanuel Hospital

Residency

Legacy Emanuel Hospital

Awards

Resident of the Year, Legacy Residency program
Top General Internist, First Place, Oregon - Winter
2013
Top Doctor, Second Place, Oregon - Spring
2014

Affiliations

Oregon Medical Association
American College of Physicians
Cascade physicians, PC

Publications

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