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Dr. Joy Jackson

Family Medicine
North Hills, CA
19 years experience female

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North Hills, CA

Address

15206 Parthenia St, North Hills, CA
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Family Medicine

Languages spoken

English

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2.2K Answers
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A member asked:
Dr. Joy Jackson
Family Medicine 19 years experience
The : The best solution in this case is to have your daughter's pediatrician speak with your daughter's father explaining eczema and the drying effects of s... Read More
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Dr. Joy Jackson
Family Medicine 19 years experience
It : It will take you at least 6-8 weeks to recover from surgery. At that time if you are still unable to "hold anything on [my] stomach" follow up with th... Read More
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Dr. Joy Jackson
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Hopefully : Hopefully you went back to the er. For the future and for anyone reading this post, if you are given antibiotics for a severe infection and are unable... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Joy Jackson
Family Medicine 19 years experience
You : You need to be evaluated by your gynecologist. You may have scar tissue that is causing the pain and pressure. If so a surgical procedure may be done ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Joy Jackson
Family Medicine 19 years experience
If : If you are using any lubricants or condoms this may be what you are smelling. Otherwise if you are having unprotected sex then it may be coming from y... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joy Jackson
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Are : Are you a swimmer or participate in any activities where water is involved? If so this may contribute to the problem. Consider using ear plugs if appl... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Joy Jackson
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Often : Often times when you miss a pill your hormone levels are off thus resulting in spotting or light bleeding. On the other hand the fact that you missed ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Joy Jackson
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Neck : Neck or muscle pain is not listed as a side effect of voriconazole. This pain is likely caused by something else. Possibly a muscle spasm or strain. H... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Joy Jackson
Family Medicine 19 years experience
I : I know this is very frustrating. Consider buying an over the counter ovulation prediction kit to help aid in pinpointing the times that are optimal to... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Joy Jackson
Family Medicine 19 years experience
A : A tetanus vaccine is not necessary if you have had one in the past ten years. If the area is clear and you do not have any signs of infection then you... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joy Jackson
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Even : Even though this doctor may have seen hundreds of cases of syphilis, it is still necessary to do a blood test to confirm it. Also the treatment requir... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Joy Jackson
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Scars : Scars are very difficult to treat. You can start with an over the counter cream called mederma. I would recommend using this for a few months. If it d... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Joy Jackson
Family Medicine 19 years experience
You : You state in your post that you are not sexually active however you state the "bubble" is embarassing. I will assume you mean you are embarassed to sh... Read More
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Dr. Joy Jackson
Family Medicine 19 years experience
If : If we are talking about surgical intervention for an abdominal aortic aneurysm, then the risks of surgery to repair the aneurysm are as follows: risk ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Joy Jackson
Family Medicine 19 years experience
The : The answer is yes. Any possible post-surgical complications should be followed up by the surgeon that performed the surgery if possible. There is a ch... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Joy Jackson
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Chest : Chest pain is very worisome. Although you are at low risk for a heart attack or stroke, these things are possible. More importantly severe conditions ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joy Jackson
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Honestly : Honestly I do not have a simple answer for you. The first step to achieving a normal sleep pattern is to address and control your stress. I know that ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Joy Jackson
Family Medicine 19 years experience
This : This is completely normal. At times there is blood that is "stuck" so to speak in the vaginal vault(region at the end of the vaginal canal at the inte... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Joy Jackson
Family Medicine 19 years experience
By : By the date of this post about a week has passed. I am sorry your question was not answered sooner. To use your question as an example, i would recomm... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joy Jackson
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Your : Your missed period is likely due to the interruption and resumption of your birth control pills. It will take your body some time to adjust to the hor... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Joy Jackson
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Besides : Besides taking other the counter (otc) cough and cold medications, some things you can try at home would be the use of a humidifer or cool mist vapori... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joy Jackson
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Tubal : Tubal ligation is about 99% effective. Therefore you have about a 1% chance of pregnancy. Please take a pregnancy test. The fact that you have a heavy... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joy Jackson
Family Medicine 19 years experience
PCOS : Pcos is a challenging syndrome to manage. It sounds like your doctor tried all the proven methods to help aid in achieving pregnancy (metformin and cl... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joy Jackson
Family Medicine 19 years experience
The : The best thing to do is call your doctor and inform him/her of your symptoms. You may just be dealing with a referred pain from the probe touching you... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joy Jackson
Family Medicine 19 years experience
If : If it is in fact coming from your urine then you may be dealing with a urinary tract infection (uti). Often times they present with a foul urine odor.... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joy Jackson
Family Medicine 19 years experience
The : The short answer is you should go back to your doctor and have it removed properly. There is a chance it may come out by itself, but it's best not to ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Joy Jackson
Family Medicine 19 years experience
First : First i all i respect your desire to want a vbac, however i must say as a clinician that you should seriously consider why your doctor and likely many... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joy Jackson
Family Medicine 19 years experience
First : First of all I have to warn you that marijuana can be harmful to your health. It can cause something called amotivational syndrome. This basically mea... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Joy Jackson
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Your : Your symptoms could represent a few different processes. First of all you need to be checked for a UTI (urinary tract infection). Your doctor can rule... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Joy Jackson
Family Medicine 19 years experience
This : This sounds like an allergic reaction. Are you using any new soaps, shower gels? Also consider the water, is it possibly to hot, and lastly was the ar... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Joy Jackson
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Symptoms : Symptoms of a brain tumor can vary greatly, and depend on what area of the brain is affected by the tumor. Your symptoms do not exactly scream brain t... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Joy Jackson
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Air : Air pushed out of your vagina sounds a lot like someone passing gas. In addition to this, the fact that water gets trapped in your vagina and is slowl... Read More
A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joy Jackson
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Your : Your doctor probably felt that some of your symptoms were caused by allergies, which in turn can result in cough, hence the zyrtec. Allergies often ca... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Joy Jackson
Family Medicine 19 years experience
You : You may have a umbilical hernia. This means that a part of your intestines may have come through a defect into your umbilicus(belly button) thus causi... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joy Jackson
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Missing : Missing your period, otherwise known as amenorrhea is a common issue with many women at any given point in time. This can happen to anyone regardless ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Joy Jackson
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Clonazepam : Clonazepam would be approximately 360-100 hours fluoxetine approx. 2-12 days trazodone aprrox 6-12 hours theses approximations are for serum(blood) le... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Joy Jackson
Family Medicine 19 years experience
By : By the date of this post about four days have passed, so you likely already started the clomid (clomiphene). I just want to let you know and for anyon... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Joy Jackson
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Is : Is this new or has it been there for a long time? Does it hurt or itch? These are all important questions that need to be answered. You may be dealing... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joy Jackson
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Your : Your boyfriend needs to seek care from a pain management specialist. In the meantime the orthopedic doctor should be managing his pain. Is he schedule... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joy Jackson
Family Medicine 19 years experience
The : The physical therapist (pt) treating you can discharge you from therapy if he/she feels you have reached your treatment goals or feels that you are no... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joy Jackson
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Blood : Blood in stool during a bowel movement can be due to hemorrhoids, rectal fissures, even cancer. It is very important you go in to see your doctor for ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Joy Jackson
Family Medicine 19 years experience
You : You need to see your doctor for an examination and testing. You will likely need a test called an MRI to check for any tears in the ligaments of your ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joy Jackson
Family Medicine 19 years experience
In : In a situation like this a second Plan B pill can be taken 12 hours after the first pill, however if you took Plan B one step then one pill will cover... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joy Jackson
Family Medicine 19 years experience
The : The symptoms you describe could be a sign of cardiac disease. You need to see a doctor right away for a complete work up to include history, physical,... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Joy Jackson
Family Medicine 19 years experience
It : It sounds like you are dealing with acid reflux. Your stomach is producing excess acid after eating. Typically this happens after eating spicy foods, ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Joy Jackson
Family Medicine 19 years experience
It : It sounds like they are responding to the antibiotic cream, however that may not be enough. You are likely dealing with abscesses or boils. Did you re... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Joy Jackson
Family Medicine 19 years experience
You : You need to schedule an appointment with your family doctor or gynecologist for your annual pap smear. At this visit you need to explain your history ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Joy Jackson
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Healing : Healing time is different for everyone. Typically 6-8 weeks should be sufficient for healing and for the pain to subside. Continue to use the cream pr... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Joy Jackson
Family Medicine 19 years experience
The : The reason thrush occurs when there is a health crisis is due to the fact that the immune system is working hard to fight off whatever infection is go... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Joy Jackson
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Left : Left sided abdominal pain if you are a female could be ovarian pain (ovulation related), premenstrual pain, or even infectious. In a male or female, t... Read More

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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.
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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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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you I've been crying because I'm so stressed about worrying if this cream will affect my birth controls efficiency and this put my mind at ease
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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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