Dr. Gina Cadena-forney

Family Medicine
Snohomish, WA
23 years experience female

Locations

Providence Medical Group

Snohomish, WA

Address

1830 Bickford Ave Suite 211, Snohomish, WA
Directions

Insurances accepted

Aetna

Blue cross blue shield

Cigna

Humana

Medicaid

Uniform medical plan

United healthcare

First Choice Health

Group Health

Medicare

Molina Healthcare

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Tricare

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About

Specialties
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Family Medicine

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

55 Answers
33 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gina Cadena-forney
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Very high chance: Very high chance of pregnancy because sperm can live in the uterus up to 72 hours after intercourse.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gina Cadena-forney
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Difficult: Difficult to get pregnant after having a tubal ligation. There is a possible surgery reversal but is expensive and still does not guarantee that your ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gina Cadena-forney
Family Medicine 23 years experience
You could: If you have a 30 day cycle it means that you ovulation happens around day 16 of your period which would have been dec 6 but if your ovulation got just... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gina Cadena-forney
Family Medicine 23 years experience
It could be period: If you are not pregnant and you had the light bleeding at the time that your period was supposed to come, then this could just be a light period.
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gina Cadena-forney
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Male or female?: If you are a female, you will not grow anymore. If you are a male, there is still a chance of growing about an inch or so.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gina Cadena-forney
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Possible high sugar: Dark area in neck is frequently associated with metabolic syndrome and diabetes.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gina Cadena-forney
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Yes: No reason to think that contact lenses can affect your pregnancy.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gina Cadena-forney
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Diet changes: Changing diet is essential. Reducing spicy foods, coffee, alcohol, citrics, fatty foods is very important. Also stopping the use of anti inflammatorie... Read More
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A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gina Cadena-forney
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Need to improve BP: Ou need to get your BP under control first before having surgery. That can easily be achieved by starting or adjusting your medication.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gina Cadena-forney
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Possible: There is a high chance of pregnancy if intercourse happens during ovulation. Light bleeding a week after ovulation could be implantation bleeding. You... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gina Cadena-forney
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Yes: Infection or inflammation of your ear can cause vertigo due to laberyntitis. You can try using an antihistamine like benadryl (diphenhydramine).
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gina Cadena-forney
Family Medicine 23 years experience
A couple of weeks: When a lymph node get swollen it is most of the time related to an infectious process. It is the way your body fights infection, so they usually shoul... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gina Cadena-forney
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Discharge n itching: A vaginal yeast infection is frequently associated with a cottage cheese type discharge and itching. A UTI frequently causes burning with urination... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gina Cadena-forney
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Hard to say: Hard to say without looking at it but anything that shows up on the breast should be evaluated by a doctor. It could something as simple as a cyst or ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gina Cadena-forney
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Go to ER: If you have been diagnosed with an aneurysm and have the worst headache of your life , you need to seek medical care now!
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gina Cadena-forney
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Will be delayed: Your period will be delayed until you are on the placebo pills of your birth control.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gina Cadena-forney
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Yes: Your breast can become sore at any time in your cycle. Most of the times this happens with ovulation and during period, but not uncommon that it can h... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gina Cadena-forney
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Possible: If you had unprotected sex when you were ovulating, you could be pregnant.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gina Cadena-forney
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Birth Control: Oral contraceptives might be of help in this case.
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gina Cadena-forney
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Yes: Yes. It is uncommon.
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gina Cadena-forney
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Possible herpes: The first thing that comes to mind is a possible infection with herpes virus. Hsv usually causes tender sores/blisters in genital area.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gina Cadena-forney
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Not likely: If you had protected sexual intercourse is not very likely.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gina Cadena-forney
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Possible: He could have. He should be tested.
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gina Cadena-forney
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Many: Fatigue, appetite changes, insomnia, anxiety, pain, loss of ambition, thoughts about harming body, lack of concentration, social withdrawal , poor wo... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gina Cadena-forney
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Folliculitis: You have likely developed folliculitis which is an inflammation or infection of the hair follicule. It may resolve by itself but sometimes it can caus... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gina Cadena-forney
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Release of egg: It is the release of egg from the ovary.
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A member asked:
Dr. Gina Cadena-forney
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Ibuprofen: You can take up to 800mg of ibuprofen, but if pain persists you need to see you doctor.
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gina Cadena-forney
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Many things: Cramps can be a sign in many conditions. You have to be more detailed.
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gina Cadena-forney
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Upper bleed: Black stool is usually the result of an upper digestive bleeding. Blood turn black after traveling the digestive tract. You should see your doctor and... Read More
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gina Cadena-forney
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Not likely: If you get a prescription for xanax (alprazolam) and take it to the pharmacy, they will give you xanax (alprazolam).
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gina Cadena-forney
Family Medicine 23 years experience
No: Never heard or learned of Aspirin withdrawals.
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gina Cadena-forney
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Yes: It is likely old blood mixed with normal vaginal discharge.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gina Cadena-forney
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Bland foods: Apple sauce, cottage cheese, yougurt, jello...
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gina Cadena-forney
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Family doc can: Your family doctor has the knowledge to do it.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gina Cadena-forney
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Early: Women can develop symptoms of pregnancy as early as the time the missed their period which is usually a month after the last menstrual period.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gina Cadena-forney
Family Medicine 23 years experience
No: Metformin has not been associated with developing cancer.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gina Cadena-forney
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Possible: If you are not using any type of birth control and are sexually active, there is always the possibility of being pregnant.
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A female asked:
Dr. Gina Cadena-forney
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Pain: Pain, redness and swelling are the most common symptoms.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gina Cadena-forney
Family Medicine 23 years experience
6 weeks: The usual advice is to wait 6 weeks after delivering baby to allow healing of vaginal canal.
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gina Cadena-forney
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Low chances: If you have been trying to conceive actively for 2 years, your chances of becoming pregnant at age 40 are very low. If you have regular periods, you a... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Gina Cadena-forney
Family Medicine 23 years experience
What?: I can't believe you have to wait a month to see the orthodo doctor when you have a fracture. I hope you have a cast.
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A member asked:
Dr. Gina Cadena-forney
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Apply Moisturizer: It sounds that you are likely developing dermatitis due to friction. Applying a moisturizer like vaseline or baby oil can help. Of course the best tre... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gina Cadena-forney
Family Medicine 23 years experience
No: If you are pregnant and you don't know when was you LMP and ultrasound can help determine gestational age but it does not tell you when was you lmp.
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gina Cadena-forney
Family Medicine 23 years experience
You need treatment: Anxiety and depression are real problems. You needs to be evaluated and get treatment. Also you should get blood test to rule out other conditions tha... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gina Cadena-forney
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Not necessary: Sometimes it is better to explain findings of test in person. It does not mean that you absolutely have something horrible but your doctor might want ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gina Cadena-forney
Family Medicine 23 years experience
OTC: Try otc wart tape treatment at the store. If it does not work you should see your doctor to have it frozen with liquid nitrogen.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gina Cadena-forney
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Herpes virus: Those could still be cold sores even if they are not on your lips.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gina Cadena-forney
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Coincidence: No reason to think that the shots are causing your ovary pain. It is just coincidence that you got the pain the day you got the shots.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gina Cadena-forney
Family Medicine 23 years experience
No limit : There is not really a limit, unless you have been advised by your OB to avoid intercourse for medical reasons that can lead to pre-term delivery. So i... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gina Cadena-forney
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Get ultrasound: An ultrasound might be of help.
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Testimonials
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HealthTap member
Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Cadena-forney is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Cadena-forney is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
Thanks! I was getting a bit concerned. It's a lump that's sore to touch. Not sure what it is. It seems to be a lymph node though. Thanks!!!!
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Tests are all fine,feel ugly sluggish and shoked that so many problems hit a healthy man all of a sudden. anxiety u think? thank for answer
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Thank you and can you always tell me how I can get rid of it and get my neck back to its natural color?

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Univ de la sabana, fac de med, chia, cundinamarca, colombia
Graduated 2000MD

Medical/Graduate school

Universidad de La Sabana School of Medicine
Graduated 2001MD

Residency

Franklin Square Hospital Center

Residency

Tulane Medical Center

Awards

Compassionate Doctor Award, Patient's Choice
Golden Stethoscope - Seattle Top Doctor, Seattle Metropolitan Magazine
Thomas Holcomb Award, Franklin Square Hospital

Affiliations

Providence health & services
Providence Physician Group
Providence Regional Medical Ctr
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