Dr. Enrique Molina

Gastroenterology
Hollywood, FL
37 years experience male

Locations

Office

Hollywood, FL

Address

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

My office hours

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

Aetna

Medicare

Medicaid

Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Florida

Cigna

AvMed Health Plan

UNICARE

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Preferred Care Partners

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About

Bio

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

Specialties
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Gastroenterology

Hepatology

Licenses

United States: Florida

Doctor Q&A

303 Answers
145 Agrees
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Enrique Molina
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
Black stool: Black tarry stool secondary to blood in the gastrointestinal tract. Usually from the stomach or duodenum, but may be due to bleeding further down (sma... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Enrique Molina
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
No: hepatitis c recurs after liver transplant in nearly 100% of patients. however new therapies are available that are extremely good and with minimal sid... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Enrique Molina
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
Camera: You get a camera inserted through your rectum to examine the rectum and the sigmoid colon. You may or may not be offered anesthesia for this procedure... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Enrique Molina
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
Everybody: everybody should be treated for hepatitis C. There are however certain exceptions in which patients may not be able to be treated due to interactions ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Enrique Molina
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
Yes: usually yes, unless you request no anesthesia, but i don't recommend it without anesthesia.
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Enrique Molina
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
Not pancreatitis: a normal or low amylase would make it unlikely that you have pancreatitis which is a cause of upper abdominal pain. It may be a stomach or duodenal ul... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Enrique Molina
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
Yes: you can take more, but i would suggest miralax (or generic for it), which is a more effective otc medication. if no improvement after several days, th... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Enrique Molina
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
More info needed: pain is unlikely to be related to sex. you may have intestinal cramps or other problems. see your doctor for a physical exam and test as deemed necess... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Enrique Molina
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
More info: more information needed. 30 seconds is a short time and unlikely something to worry about. monitor it and if it persists you should consult with your ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Enrique Molina
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
Anti acids: with antiacids such as ranitidine or omeprazole. avoiding certain foods can help: citrics, alcohol, caffeine, mints, chocolate, spices. avoid smoking
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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Enrique Molina
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
Yes it is ok: There is no problem by taking Plavix (clopidogrel) on an empty stomach. There is risk of bleeding regardless of how you take it, and bleeding from th... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Enrique Molina
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
Ignore: Get your hepatitis a vaccine before you get the infection wildly from the environment.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Enrique Molina
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
Yes: if stones removed via ercp, then you should go back to your normal life. if stones not removed, you can get a life threatening infection called cholan... Read More
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A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Enrique Molina
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
No: Nothing similar is available over the counter. There are different medications available besides viagra, (sildenafil) but they are not cheap either.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Enrique Molina
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
No: Pancreatitis should not cause bright red in stool. Very rarely the pancreas can bleed into the intestine (hemobilia), but this is usually secondary t... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Enrique Molina
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
45330: 45330 is the cpt code for a diagnostic flexible sigmoidoscopy.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Enrique Molina
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
Yes: A fist? That can cause lots of trauma to the vagina!
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Enrique Molina
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
Blood test: check your iron level via blood testing. it is simple and quick. Hemoglobin is usually low as well.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Enrique Molina
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
It depends: depends on how damaged is your liver. The "MELD" score is a formula that predicts mortality. ask your gastroenterologist. Labs are needed to calculate... Read More
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Enrique Molina
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
No: There are no interactions between Prilosec and singulair (montelukast). You can safely take both meds together. Prilosec is better taken on an empty ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Enrique Molina
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
Yes: No problem with that. Avoid alcohol.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Enrique Molina
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
Blood tests: You can usually follow the liver enzymes, which usually go down as the liver inflammation goes down (these are the ast, alt, alkaline phosphatase and ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Enrique Molina
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
Viral illness: You can become yellow, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain. Some patients don't have any symptoms at all. If concerned go get tested right away.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Enrique Molina
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
Many things: It could something as simple as a benign cyst, blood vessel malformation (hemagioma), other benign tumors (such as adenoma, nodular hyperplasia) or so... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Enrique Molina
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
Yes sometimes needed: it can be done at the same time (different scopes!). by performing both, you get anesthesia only once but get two procedures done, minimizing risks of... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Enrique Molina
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
No: It does not cause constipation. If Acetaminophen is combined with an opiate (such as percocet, vicodin, etc), then the opiate is the one that constipa... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Enrique Molina
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
It depends: There are many types of hepatitis virus (a, b, c, d, e). Different tests are available, and they become positive at different times. In general they m... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Enrique Molina
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
Ignore: Usually self limited. wash your hands to avoid spreading the disease.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Enrique Molina
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
Location: gastric ulcer is in the stomach, duodenal ulcer is in the duodenum (small intestine). the risk factors to get them are usually the same, they both ha... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Enrique Molina
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
Hormones: Hormonal changes in your body. The main hormone that makes women feel nauseated is estrogen. Hcg can also cause nausea and vomiting. There are stud... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Enrique Molina
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
No: Donor should be at least 18 years old.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Enrique Molina
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
Fruits and veggies: most commonly certain fruits and veggies. also sugar supplements (Splenda). Look for the "FODMAP" diet for specifics.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Enrique Molina
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
Very safe: It is a very safe procedure, however it does have risks as it is an invasive procedure. Risks are.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Enrique Molina
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
A fair amount: The percentage it is not known, since this finding is subjective, and depending how difficult the colonoscopy was. Percentage is probably around 5% of... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Enrique Molina
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
There are many: prilosec, nexium, prevacid. These are all good and last in your system 12-24 hours. Zantac and pepcid are also good.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Enrique Molina
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
No: ammonia is cleared by the liver. if the liver is not working properly (due to cirrhosis), ammonia bypasses the liver and builds up in the bloodstream,... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Enrique Molina
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
No: you should not feel pain or discomfort if you are getting anesthesia. you will likely not remember anything
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Enrique Molina
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
Highly unlikely: Very unlikely if your skin was intact. If you had small cut or tears, there is a chance of transmission, but remains low. Get tested if in doubt.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Enrique Molina
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
Yes: Sometime it is necessary to increase the dose to twice a day. If that is not effective your gastroenterologist may need to do further testing.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Enrique Molina
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
Difficult: gastroparesis is difficult to treat. dietary recommendations include: low fat diet. small meals at a time. drink plenty of fluids. medications options... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Enrique Molina
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
Yes: visit a colorectal surgeon in order to get the hemorrhoids removed. Topical treatment such as preparation H or steroid creams may help but will not ma... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Enrique Molina
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
Good: if it works, then use it! steroids are preferably not used longterm, but this is a "topical" steroid for the intestine. there are other things to cons... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Enrique Molina
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
Yes: it is usually controllable with meds (such as omeprazole, ranitidine, etc). it may go away with time, particularly if you lose weight, and follow die... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Enrique Molina
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
Viral illness: It is a viral illness that affects the liver, you can turn yellow, and it can give you stomach discomfort and diarrhea. Some people don't even noticed... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Enrique Molina
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
Many causes: it could be another infection. it could be due to inflammatory bowel disease (such as crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis), it could be a cancer (un... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Enrique Molina
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
Ask a gastro: ask a gastroenterologist / hepatologist. i can assist if more information provided
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Enrique Molina
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
Anemia: You can end up with anemia and even require blood transfusions in the long run. You should find out the source of your anemia (gynecological, gastroin... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Enrique Molina
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
Go to specialist: a gastroenterologist / hepatologist can help interpret your test results, and based on the results and clinical situation he/she will decide if treatm... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Enrique Molina
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
Bowel doesn't move: It means the bowel is not moving or contracting. Depending on the location of the "aperistalsis" or lack of movement you can have constipation, vomiti... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Enrique Molina
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
It depends: depends on the amount of alcohol, male vs female (females more sensitive to alcohol damage). it usually takes a few years.
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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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