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Dr. Joy Jackson

Family Medicine
North Hills, CA
21 years experience female

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Office

North Hills, CA

Address

15206 Parthenia St, North Hills, CA
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Specialties
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Family Medicine

Languages spoken

English

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1.7K Answers
6 Agrees
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joy Jackson
Family Medicine 21 years experience
A : A yeast infection will likely go away on it's own if left untreated, but may not. It can lead to chronic discharge and itching, and a lot of unnecess... Read More
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A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joy Jackson
Family Medicine 21 years experience
You : You are correct in being concerned. She definitely needs a medical evaluation. The problem is you can't make anyone go to a doctor or hospital. You ca... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Joy Jackson
Family Medicine 21 years experience
If : If done at a reputable clinic, abortions are very safe, and do not cause a woman to be "sterile". Honestly there is no routine screening test for this... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Joy Jackson
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Your : Your primary care provider should be able to do this. However if you are under the care of a rheumatologist your doctor may defer to the specialist. A... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Joy Jackson
Family Medicine 21 years experience
First : First of all you should know that pre-hypertension is not hypertension. You may never develop it, especially if you maintain a healthy weight and eat ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Joy Jackson
Family Medicine 21 years experience
When : When you have a bone scan all of your bones are assessed. A radioactive substance is injected into a vein in your arm. This substance (called a tracer... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joy Jackson
Family Medicine 21 years experience
You : You could be dealing with osteoarthritis in your hip with possible nerve irritation/inflammation which is causing your feeling of numbness. The first ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joy Jackson
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Anything : Anything is possible, but this is an unlikely scenario unless the urine somehow had contact with feces. If you develop fever, burning with urination, ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Joy Jackson
Family Medicine 21 years experience
If : If your friend is still dealing with hip pain then she should see a doctor. If she was in an accident, fell, or suffered trauma for any reason then sh... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joy Jackson
Family Medicine 21 years experience
You : You will need a diagnosis before any treatments can be recommended. It sounds like it could be bacterial or fungal, but a treating physician would hav... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Joy Jackson
Family Medicine 21 years experience
The : The odds of you having an allergic reaction from a Plan B taken three weeks ago are highly unlikely. Even if this was the case, there is no treatment ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Joy Jackson
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Genital : Genital and oral (mouth) herpes is spread by direct contact with the herpes virus (through intimate contact). In addition oral herpes can be spread by... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Joy Jackson
Family Medicine 21 years experience
A : A more important number to know is the LDL (bad cholesterol) and the HDL (good cholesterol). If the HDL is high and the LDL is low then you may not ne... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joy Jackson
Family Medicine 21 years experience
More : More important than skin care products are plenty of rest, a diet rich in fruits and vegetables, avoiding smoking and alcohol, and regular exercise. ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Joy Jackson
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Gluteal : Gluteal (buttock) pain can be due to inflammation of a nerve or even muscle pain. Take over the counter anti-inflammatory medications like ibuprofen, ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Joy Jackson
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Gallstones, : Gallstones, which are found in the gallbladder can cause obstruction and inflammation. Typically, the pain is usually very severe, located in the righ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Joy Jackson
Family Medicine 21 years experience
This : This is a completely normal side effect of depo. In about three months the spotting should stop. Also be aware that your periods can be very light and... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Joy Jackson
Family Medicine 21 years experience
I : I am sure you have had contact with the doctor by now. I am answering this question for anyone else reading this post, and also for you for the future... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Joy Jackson
Family Medicine 21 years experience
By : By the date of this post a week has passed. I hope your issue has been resolved. If not you need to make contact with your doctor right away. If you e... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joy Jackson
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Tylenol (acetaminophen) : Tylenol (acetaminophen) is safe in pregnancy. If that does not work or if your headache persists or is severe you need to contact your ob/gyn for an e... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joy Jackson
Family Medicine 21 years experience
You : You may be dealing with something called thrush. This is a fungal infection that affects the tongue and oral mucosa. It is common in people with a wea... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Joy Jackson
Family Medicine 21 years experience
There : There is a chance you could be pregnant. If not done so previously try taking an early prediction pregnancy test or see your doctor for testing. If yo... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Joy Jackson
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Green : Green tea pills are not regulated by the fda (food and drug administration) therefore there has been no formal studies as far as interactions are conc... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Joy Jackson
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Any : Any condition that affects your health and/or physical appearance can be devastating and can lead to problems such as anxiety and/or depression. I rec... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Joy Jackson
Family Medicine 21 years experience
First : First of all your longer than normal period is due to the birth control. Typically it takes your body up to three months to get used to the new pills.... Read More
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joy Jackson
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Hydrocodone : Hydrocodone is derived from codeine, which means it's a synthetic drug and is made from codeine, but actually does not contain it. Demerol and Dilaud... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Joy Jackson
Family Medicine 21 years experience
The : The most important thing to know is what her diet consists of. Is she formula fed, breastfed, or both? Have you recently changed formula? Have you rec... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joy Jackson
Family Medicine 21 years experience
This : This is very common practice for many doctors. Others may lean toward hormone replacement or both but honestly every doctor is different. So to answer... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joy Jackson
Family Medicine 21 years experience
You : You likely are dealing with an infection. You need a medical evaluation right away. You will likely be given a course of antibiotics and possibly have... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Joy Jackson
Family Medicine 21 years experience
By : By the date of this post 7 days have passed. I assume your doctor has seen a doctor by now. I will take the time to address a situation such as your d... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joy Jackson
Family Medicine 21 years experience
These : These symptoms must be evaluated by your doctor. You may be dealing with anemia, thyroid problem, or even something as simple as a visual defect (you ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Joy Jackson
Family Medicine 21 years experience
It : It sounds like you may be suffering from gastritis (inflammation of the stomach lining) or an ulcer; however more serious problems like appendicitis, ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joy Jackson
Family Medicine 21 years experience
If : If you have no insurance your best bet is to seek care from a primary care provider at a county clinic or low to no cost clinic. After a complete hist... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Joy Jackson
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Typically : Typically young women stop growing after puberty ends and before they reach their 20's. There is a slight chance your height may increase, however lik... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Joy Jackson
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Have : Have you tried an over the counter anti-gas medication like gas-x or beano. If not, this may help. In additon, please note that a common cause of gas ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Joy Jackson
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Shin : Shin splints is an inflammation of the ligaments and surrounding tissue that runs along the bone in the front of your lower leg (the tibia). This is c... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Joy Jackson
Family Medicine 21 years experience
If : If you are embarrassed to the point of wanting to have sex with the lights off, then you probably need to have the area in question examined by a doct... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joy Jackson
Family Medicine 21 years experience
There : There are no over the counter blood pressure medications. You should call your previous doctor and inform the office of your situation. They may be ab... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joy Jackson
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Typically : Typically allergic reactions are immediate, a delayed hypersensitivity (allergy) reaction usually occurs 3 - 7 days after exposure; therefore the like... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Joy Jackson
Family Medicine 21 years experience
These : These symptoms are non-specific and could indicate many things. She could be dealing with a heart issue, hormonal problem, stress/anxiety, or a nerve ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Joy Jackson
Family Medicine 21 years experience
There : There is a special culture that tests for gonorrhea and chlamydia. A standard vaginal culture used to detect certain types of bacteria and yeast will ... Read More
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joy Jackson
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Diet : Diet is essential when trying to loose weight. If he only eats in the evenings and on weekends he is starving himself in a sense. Think of it like thi... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Joy Jackson
Family Medicine 21 years experience
The : The simple answer here is to schedule a visit with your doctor. A pregnancy test can be done via serum (blood). This will give a definitive answer (po... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Joy Jackson
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Focusing : Focusing on your heart is not a bad idea. You could be dealing with a heart problem, anxiety, or both. There are heart conditions (namely abnormal he... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Joy Jackson
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Typically : Typically at the beginning and end of your period the blood will be brown to red in color as you described. There is no cause for concern here. You sh... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Joy Jackson
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Since : Since you had unprotected sex with two different people only a day apart it is virtually impossible to determine who the father is. Actually you had s... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Joy Jackson
Family Medicine 21 years experience
The : The only way to know for sure is to present to your doctor's office and request a pregnancy blood test. Some doctors may not agree to do this. Your do... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joy Jackson
Family Medicine 21 years experience
The : The short answer here is you need to be tested for herpes. In addition, if you get a "boil" have a herpes culture done on the actual lesion. As far ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Joy Jackson
Family Medicine 21 years experience
The : The best advice i can give in a situation such as this would be to contact the doctor and inform him/her that the pain is not controlled on the curren... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joy Jackson
Family Medicine 21 years experience
This : This is definitely not a good idea, you could cause further injury. You can see a dermatologist or your primary care provider for treatment. A common ... Read More
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Testimonials
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Recommendations
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Thank you notes
Aug 2, 2013
Dr. Jackson provides compassionate, accurate, and helpful answers on HealthTap. I'm glad she's here educating both patients and her colleagues!
Jul 21, 2013
I enjoy reading her posts---she is an asset to Healthtap
Dec 2, 2012
I endorse this doctor.
HealthTap member
This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you so very much been dealing with this awful thing for a month or 2 and is very stress full and I can't even find the words to describe living with this everyday....Read More
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I have ask my dr the one i was tring to chg from n called the other dr who ask for c mri n l mri then gyno seen it then ran ct she call ne.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! The hospital n refuse a gurney n put me in wheelchair drag me till i fell to groung hit head back neck elbows knees. Then inable to speeck s

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Tulane University
Graduated 2003MD

Medical/Graduate school

Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine
Graduated 2002MD

Awards

Physicain Loan Repayment, Steven M Thompson
Top Doctor, First Place, California - Winter
2013
Top Family Physician, First Place, California - Winter
2013
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