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Dr. David Fink

Family Medicine
Coral Springs, FL
40 years experience male

Locations

Office

Coral Springs, FL

Address

9663 Westview Drive, Coral Springs, FL
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 10:30am - 7:00pm
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Fax

(954) 753-6648

Insurances accepted

Aetna Life Insurance Company

Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Florida

Cigna

Coventry Health Care

AvMed Health Plan

UnitedHealthcare

Humana Insurance Company

Medicare

Medicaid

About

Bio

Family Physician with 22 years' experience in a variety of practice settings.  Currently residing and practicing in Coral Springs, FL working for Broward Health in a new Family Practice/Urgent Care office.

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.

Family Medicine

Licenses

United States: California, Florida

Doctor Q&A

192 Answers
41 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Fink
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Aging, cholesterol: "hardening of the arteries" is a term referring to usually elderly people who have had cholesterol plaque build up, lining the arteries over many year... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Fink
Family Medicine 40 years experience
It depends....: Depending on when you did the pregnancy tests, how long ago was your last period, contraceptive method, and your sexual history you could still be pre... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Fink
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Stay hydrated: Sounds like you had a nasty viral stomach flu. I would highly recommend taking some probiotics for a while to help your digestive tract. When you ha... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Fink
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Quite the opposite: Depending on what kind of tissue you are referring to (skin, tissue under the skin, etc.), scar tissue is actually stronger than normal tissue because... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Fink
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Compresses: I would try very warm moist compresses (as warm as you can tolerate) for 15 minutes every few hours. That can help "draw out" the infection and swell... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Fink
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Something other: You may have more than just sle. ANA negative (or seronegative) forms of arthritis could be developing, such as psoriatic arthritis, which is also AN... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Fink
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Not likely: The first of the 12 steps of narcotics anonymous (like aa) is for the addict to admit that he or she is powerless over their addiction, that their liv... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Fink
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Yes: There are no interactions between thiamine and sertraline (zoloft).
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Fink
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Yes: If you feel you must have more than 1 beer, then you have a control problem. You are already drinking excessively and heavily. If you even think yo... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Fink
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Yes and No: Yes, you need to fast for the glucose screening since your blood glucose level is checked when you're fasting and then 1 hour later. No, pcos patient... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Fink
Family Medicine 40 years experience
CPRS itself: It's possible that your skin is overly sensitive to the Lidoderm patch itself, may be lidocaine, some other ingredient in patch, or just the patch. M... Read More
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Fink
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Keep an eye on this: It would be very unlikely to occur in such a young person, but the symptoms you describe, depending on how long they have been present, suggest the ea... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Fink
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Talk with your doc: I see you are on bupropion (wellbutrin), maybe the dose needs to be increased. Make sure you've had your thyroid function checked within the past few... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Fink
Family Medicine 40 years experience
No: Pituitary tumors are usually growths that may cause over-secretion of certain hormones, which can affect the body in various ways. These need to be i... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Fink
Family Medicine 40 years experience
IV insulin, fluids: A blood sugar level of 800 is dangerously high and probably be associated with a potentially fatal condition called diabetic ketoacidosis. This metab... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Fink
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Not a pain reliever: Cymbalta (duloxetine) is a unique medication for chronic pain. It increases the serotonin and norepinephrine between nerve cells. It does take some... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Fink
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Citalopram?: I think you are confusing citalopram, an anti-depressant/anti-anxiety medication which affects serotonin, and clonazepam, a benzodiazepine used for an... Read More
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Fink
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Days to a week or so: You develop "rebound" congestion after using afrin for more than 2-3 days. You can stop using it in one nostril until it is no longer congested, the... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Fink
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Fluid in middle ear: You have clogged eustachian tubes, which drain the middle ear into the back of the throat. It's due to inflammation from an infection or smoking. Tr... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Fink
Family Medicine 40 years experience
No difference likely: Stress shouldn't have a significant effect on metabolic rate either way, but it can increase cortisol levels which can cause weight gain or make it mo... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Fink
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Maybe not however: But it does make money for surgeons when it becomes inflamed (appendicitis) because it then has to be surgically removed. The appendix is a remnant f... Read More
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Fink
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Paronychia: Inflammation (and redness) around the edge of a nail is called paronychia and is usually due to an infection. Sometimes pus develops under the skin a... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Fink
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Depends: It depends on how soon you will have your hair analyzed. You probably have only a few days after drinking in which the hair follicle test will not sh... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Fink
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Sinus infection: Your symptoms suggest a sinus infection, possibly of the sphenoid sinus inside your head. That would explain the head pressure, headaches, and dizzin... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Fink
Family Medicine 40 years experience
OTC treatments: There are several over the counter scar treatments you can try. If they don't help you could see a dermatologist or plastic surgeon who may have oth... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Fink
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Migraine or sinus: Either kind of headache could be associated with blurred vision. It could also be caused by looking at a computer monitor all day at work which str... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Fink
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Gonorrhea: "the clap" is an old term for a venereal disease called gonorrhea.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Fink
Family Medicine 40 years experience
See your doctor: You may have a form of skin allergy such as eczema, or adult acne called rosacea, there are various effective treatments for these. The redness may ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Fink
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Yes: There. Are no interactions between these medications and supplements. Don't take more than recommended doses.
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Fink
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Not uncommon: Despair and depression cause different symptoms in everyone. Some people lose their appetite. Some people like to eat, and tend to eat "comfort food... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Fink
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Doubt blood clot: Unless you were almost motionless for those 2 hours (and even then), without knowing if you have any other risk factors (smoking, etc), i'd say it's e... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Fink
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Possibly: Anxiety, depression, and other mental health conditions can affect a person's appetite, one can be more hungry or less hungry depending on their situa... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Fink
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Discuss with surgeon: Surgery should be a last resort but this is something to discuss with your gastroenterologist and/or surgeon. You should weigh the benefits of having... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Fink
Family Medicine 40 years experience
It depends: Mirtazapine has a common side effect of weight gain. If your depression isn't severe, citalopram may be enough but you should call your psychiatrist ... Read More
A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Fink
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Should be evaluated: Although coital headaches can be severe, they are usually not dangerous. However, since these headaches recently started, and given your wife is in h... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Fink
Family Medicine 40 years experience
No: Donating blood or blood components such as plasma cause no harm to the body though you could feel slightly lightheaded for a short while if you get up... Read More
A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Fink
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Bile or acid reflux?: If you have acid reflux disease and are having symptoms despite high dose acid-reducers and acid-blockers, then either your reflux is more severe and ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Fink
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Strain or fracture: If the joint is still swollen and painful after a month, you should get an x-ray. You may try wearing a thumb splint and taking anti-inflammatory med... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Fink
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Endo should know: Your endocrinologist should know to ask questions to see if your anxiety could be hormone-related, and with a good physical exam and appropriate tests... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Fink
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Tablet form availabl: Potassium citrate tablets (generic or urocit-k) have been available in the us for years. They are available as 5meq and 10meq strengths. They are ex... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Fink
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Could be deficient: It could be a coincidence, but specifically having cravings to chew/eat ice can be seen with nutritional deficiencies. Wanting to ingest an inorganic ... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Fink
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Blacking out?: I would be most concerned about why you blacked out. If you know why it happened (too much alcohol, etc), then you know how to prevent it from happen... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Fink
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Probably: Clobetasol is a high potency steroid, and shouldn't be used on sensitive skin areas for so long. You might try using a weaker steroid cream such as o... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Fink
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Possibly gallbladder: You state that you have problems especially when eating fatty foods. That suggests digestive problems with fried foods as well. The gall bladder sto... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Fink
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Get tested: The only way to know for sure if you have an std is to see your doctor for an examination and appropriate lab testing. A discharge can be due to many... Read More
A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Fink
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Probably not: But they could be symptoms of circulatory problems in the legs, either in arteries or veins. If it's been a while, see your doctor, get your pressure... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Fink
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Other possibilities: Depending on the type of seizure (epilepsy) - grand mal, petite mal, partial, etc., Trileptal may be appropriate but at too low a dose, or you may nee... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Fink
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Figure out the cause: If you haven't responded to conservative treatment after 6 months, you need to look for what is causing your symptoms. You can start with a thorough ... Read More
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Fink
Family Medicine 40 years experience
No: Protein will not affect fatty liver nor get rid of belly fat. You may have a genetic predisposition to store fat around your waist. Fatty liver coul... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Fink
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Eustachian tubes: If your sinuses are clear, and there is no evidence of infection, you may be allergic to something or have had a respiratory infection before your ear... Read More

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Oct 7, 2014
I love Dr. Fink! He is an amazingly kind, patient, and knowledgeable doctor who takes his time and offers individualized consult at every visit.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Fink is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Fink is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you. Sometimes it's hard to understand why I don't feel right.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

A.T. Still University, Arizona School of Health Sciences
Graduated 2004MD

Medical/Graduate school

Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences College of Osteopathic Medicine
Graduated 1988MD

Medical/Graduate school

Drexel University
Graduated 1984MD

Medical/Graduate school

LaSalle University
Graduated 1982MD

Residency

University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey University Hospital

Residency

Metropolitan Hospital Center

Awards

FACOFP
Top Family Physician, Third Place, Florida - Summer
2013
Top Family Physician, Second Place, Florida - Spring
2014

Affiliations

American Osteopathic Association
American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians
Florida Osteopathic Medical Association
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