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Dr. Enrique Molina

Gastroenterology
Hollywood, FL
36 years experience male

Locations

Office

Hollywood, FL

Address

4700, Sheridan St, Hollywood, FL, United States
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
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Insurances accepted

Aetna

Medicare

Medicaid

Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Florida

Cigna

AvMed Health Plan

UNICARE

UnitedHealthcare

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Preferred Care Partners

WellCare Health Plans

About

Bio

I am trained in the United States and board certified in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology / hepatology. English and Spanish speaking.

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.

Gastroenterology

Hepatology

Licenses

United States: Florida

Doctor Q&A

303 Answers
145 Agrees
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Enrique Molina
Gastroenterology 36 years experience
Depends: It depends if you get anesthesia or not! without anesthesia it can be very painful, but nowadays anesthesia is routinely given. There are different t... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Enrique Molina
Gastroenterology 36 years experience
Get tested: get all the blood tests necessary (ordered by a hepatologist or gastroenterologist) to see if you need therapy or if the virus is dormant / inactive
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Enrique Molina
Gastroenterology 36 years experience
Tests: Your would need blood test (liver function tests) and an image of the liver (ultrasound, ct, etc).
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Enrique Molina
Gastroenterology 36 years experience
Gastroenterologist: A gastroenterologist specializes in the pancreas. If it is for pain management, then a pain specialist physician can help with this issue.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Enrique Molina
Gastroenterology 36 years experience
Blood contact: Iv drug user, sharing needles. Receiving a blood transfusion before 1990.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Enrique Molina
Gastroenterology 36 years experience
Sometimes: it depends on the location, size and amount of ulcers. it can cause malabsorptive diarrhea. also if you produce too much acid, this can lead to diarrh... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Enrique Molina
Gastroenterology 36 years experience
Depends: It depends on how advanced is the cirrhosis, and if complications develop (such as esophageal varices, ascites, encephalopathy). The meld score formul... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Enrique Molina
Gastroenterology 36 years experience
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Enrique Molina
Gastroenterology 36 years experience
Not serious: Not serious, as long as infection not active. Hepatitis b can re-activate in the future if your immune system goes down for any reason.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Enrique Molina
Gastroenterology 36 years experience
Cirrhosis: stage IV or last stage, means there is cirrhosis. lots of scarring in the liver, irreversible.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Enrique Molina
Gastroenterology 36 years experience
Yes: Yes, if your blood types match. Only a few transplant centers in the United States do living donor transplants.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Enrique Molina
Gastroenterology 36 years experience
Yes: yes there is a layer of cells covering the outside the colon called "serosa" which has nerve endings and can cause pain.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Enrique Molina
Gastroenterology 36 years experience
Lose weight: Diet and exercise are paramount. If you are diabetic, control you sugar. Control your cholesterol.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Enrique Molina
Gastroenterology 36 years experience
Ignore: Ginger ale and peppermint can help. if you can't keep food down, visit your GI doc for further tests.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Enrique Molina
Gastroenterology 36 years experience
Avoid alcohol: Alcohol can damage the pancreas. Certain medications and herbals can also cause pancreas inflammation. Otherwise there is not much to be done to "prot... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Enrique Molina
Gastroenterology 36 years experience
Ignore: Avoid alcohol and fatty foods. Both stimulate pancreas and can worsen pancreatitis.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Enrique Molina
Gastroenterology 36 years experience
Ignore: Ginger ale helps. Also ask your physician about meds such as zofran, phenergan, (promethazine) reglan, compazine.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Enrique Molina
Gastroenterology 36 years experience
Unlikely: it you are 19 and have gas, it is not a typical symptom of cancer. you are unlikely to have colon cancer unless you have strong family history or othe... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Enrique Molina
Gastroenterology 36 years experience
New meds: New antivirals are already available (sovaldi, olysio). Other new meds are being approved by fda in the next 1-2 years, with a >95% chances of cur... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Enrique Molina
Gastroenterology 36 years experience
Potentially: It could be. Go to your doctor to get a stool sample and get tested, and treated if necessary.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Enrique Molina
Gastroenterology 36 years experience
Possible: Pancreatitis is a clinical diagnosis, which usually consists of a characteristic abdominal pain in the upper abdomen, radiated straight to your back. ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Enrique Molina
Gastroenterology 36 years experience
Yes: drug induced hepatitis can occur within a few hours. if it is very rapid you would then feel sick, with malaise, vomiting, pain. you eyes may turn yel... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Enrique Molina
Gastroenterology 36 years experience
Yes: yes, however it depends on the type of pill you overdosed. visit your local physician as soon as possible for more information
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Enrique Molina
Gastroenterology 36 years experience
Days to weeks: it depends on the test performed (antibody, viral load, etc). but usually days to weeks, although it may take up to 3 months for antibodies to appear
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Enrique Molina
Gastroenterology 36 years experience
Fissure: Likely an anal fissure or cut due to trauma.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Enrique Molina
Gastroenterology 36 years experience
Ignore: Drink plenty of fluids with each meal. get your thyroid checked.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Enrique Molina
Gastroenterology 36 years experience
Very: very dangerous, and potentially life threatening. however some people can live a normal life, as long as cirrhosis is "compensated" or early cirrhosis
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Enrique Molina
Gastroenterology 36 years experience
Ignore: Take probiotics, as it seems to help prevent a repeat episode in the future.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Enrique Molina
Gastroenterology 36 years experience
Seek professional: You need to talk to a hepatologist in your area, or a gastroenterologist who deals with patients with liver disease. I would be happy to help. What is... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Enrique Molina
Gastroenterology 36 years experience
Antiacid: take an antiacid from the "ppi" family (proton pump inhibitor), such as omeprazole, pantoprazole, etc.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Enrique Molina
Gastroenterology 36 years experience
Differet: these are different problems: polyps are little (although sometimes large) growths in the colon. Diverticulas are pockets that protrude outside the co... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Enrique Molina
Gastroenterology 36 years experience
Polyps: colon polyps, there are many types, most of them benign. Some are called hyperplastic polyps (completely benign), others are tubular adenomas (pre-can... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Enrique Molina
Gastroenterology 36 years experience
Depends: it depends on the location of the stab, and if a major blood vessel was injured or not.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Enrique Molina
Gastroenterology 36 years experience
No diagnosis: Usually means sometime mild, of uncertain clinical significance. If something is non-specific, the endoscopist usually takes a biopsy to ensure it is ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Enrique Molina
Gastroenterology 36 years experience
Unlikely: if no signs of crohn's disease was seen on colonoscopy, then it means there was no inflammation seen. Ulcerative colitis would have been seen on colon... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Enrique Molina
Gastroenterology 36 years experience
Confirmatory test: You need to get the confirmatory test for hepatitis c. Recommendations are to check the hepatitis c riba test. You can also get a hepatitis c viral... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Enrique Molina
Gastroenterology 36 years experience
Fatigue: If you are iron deficient you can become anemic (low hemoglobin), which can lead to tiredness, fatigue, weakness.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Enrique Molina
Gastroenterology 36 years experience
It should: most people respond to domperidone, however the dose may need to be increased (slowly). some people don't respond to it. the full effect from the medi... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Enrique Molina
Gastroenterology 36 years experience
Yes: Losing weight definitely helps, but there are many other reasons to continue to have acid reflux.
A female asked:
Dr. Enrique Molina
Gastroenterology 36 years experience
More studies: you may need an upper endoscopy, and abdominal imaging to exclude other causes of your symptoms (pancreas, liver, biliary tract, gallbladder, etc)
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Enrique Molina
Gastroenterology 36 years experience
See a doctor: you will need testing, either an upper endoscopy or a radiology test, called gastric emptying study
A male asked:
Dr. Enrique Molina
Gastroenterology 36 years experience
Laxative: if you are constipated, and need to use have a bowel movement, you should take a laxative such as Miralax (polyethylene glycol)
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Enrique Molina
Gastroenterology 36 years experience
Yes: antiacids will usually help. there are many types, the strongest type is from the "PPI" class. some are sold over the counter. ask your doctor for whi... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Enrique Molina
Gastroenterology 36 years experience
No: thyroid problems do not cause cirrhosis. you may have an autoimmune hepatitis leading to cirrhosis, which could be associated with thyroid disease. T... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Enrique Molina
Gastroenterology 36 years experience
Ask your doc!: you may have abdominal pain in the mid upper abdomen that radiates to your back. your blood tests will be abnormal (lipase / amylase levels).
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Enrique Molina
Gastroenterology 36 years experience
Possible ulcer: See a doctor. Take an over the counter anti acid such as nexium or prilosec once daily You May need an endoscopy and an ultrasound for further investi... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Enrique Molina
Gastroenterology 36 years experience
Many things: lose weight, don't lay flat right after eating, avoid alcohol, coffee, chocolates, mints, spices. you can take antiacids. ask your doctor for recs
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Enrique Molina
Gastroenterology 36 years experience
Blood test: You need a blood test to know if you are anemic. They usually test you for anemia before donating blood at any center.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Enrique Molina
Gastroenterology 36 years experience
Unlikely: but still possible, particularly if there was mucosal break, with bleeding. Viral hepatitis (B and C) is usually transmitted by blood to blood contact... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Enrique Molina
Gastroenterology 36 years experience
Wait for biopsies: most of the time these are benign findings and nothing to worry about. very rarely antrum nodules require further treatment. It would be helpful to se... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Molina is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Molina is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Apr 23, 2015
he's simply wonderful! just awesome
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Your answer was very helpful, thanks! I stopped it & ins approved my Aciphex! Starting to feel better!
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This saved my life. Thank You! I had neg western blot, ifa, naat viral load dna test and neg oraquiks
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This made me feel good. Thanks! Very helpful and helped to alleviate fears. Thanks again!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Zulia Faculty of Medicine
MD

Medical/Graduate school

Universidad del Zulia, Venezuela
Graduated 2004MD

Residency

Mount Sinai Hospital

Awards

Administrative Chief Resident
Best Graduate/Dean's list
Top Doctor, Third Place, Miami Region - Summer
2014

Affiliations

American Medical Association
American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
American Gastroenterological Association
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