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Dr. Lizbeth Alter

Family Medicine
Coral Gables, FL
24 years experience female

Locations

Office

Coral Gables, FL

Address

1301 Ponce de Leon Blvd, Coral Gables, FL
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Aetna

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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.

Family Medicine

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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lizbeth Alter
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Take precautions: Yes, he can still be contagious for 3 days after he gets better. The key is hand washing, hand washing, hand washing. Also do not share utensils, dr... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lizbeth Alter
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Maybe: Not if you are asking for a baby or for yourself. In general, when anyone has constipation, it could be because a certain food has affected the gu... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lizbeth Alter
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Hormonal: Hi tcarol1, it is likely due to hormones. Sometimes it can mean pregnancy. With pregnancy breast hurt and nipples change color. If this is not a po... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lizbeth Alter
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Don't strain: Whatever you do, do not strain as this can cause hemorrhoids. You feel constipated. In general you should have a bowel movement at least once a day.... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lizbeth Alter
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Get checked out: This unfortunately can be appendicitis. You can never be too sure. If your stomach/abdomen is hurting, you must be check out. Usually you would hav... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lizbeth Alter
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Mucous: Basically when the sinus is opacified, it means that there is mucous or some sort of inflammation of the lining of the sinus. There are various sinus... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lizbeth Alter
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Food for bacteria: When you hold your urine for long periods of time, you are actually creating an environment that is nourishing bacteria that could give you a urine in... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lizbeth Alter
Family Medicine 24 years experience
60, 120/80: In general, your pulse should be under 100. Over 100 is considered to be a fast heart rate. Ideal is about 60. Blood pressure should be 120/80, but... Read More
A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lizbeth Alter
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Various: In general if you have any medical condition that keeps you from exercising either cardio or weight training, you will be prone to tendonitis and musc... Read More
A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lizbeth Alter
Family Medicine 24 years experience
No: In general if you have a seizure disorder, you need to see a neurologist. B vitamins is a huge family of vitamins. Generally they do help neurologic... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lizbeth Alter
Family Medicine 24 years experience
5 minutes: Well, it really depends on what the source of bleeding. If you cut yourself and your skin bleeds, it may take a few minutes. If you are bleeding fro... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lizbeth Alter
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Circulation: Sometimes this could be due to some circulation issue. You should still probably look out for any developing rash or any other changes in your skin. ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Lizbeth Alter
Family Medicine 24 years experience
No: Diflucan (fluconazole) is for yeast. If you have e.Coli in the urine, you require antibiotics which in turn can give a vaginal yeast infection then ... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lizbeth Alter
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Strengthen your quad: What stabilizes the knee especially if you run, are your quadriceps. Strengthening your thigh muscles with weights will stabilize your knee cap and y... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lizbeth Alter
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Cysts: It sounds like you are talking about cysts by the measurements. If you had an ultrasound where cysts were seen, drs usually order a ct scan to confir... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lizbeth Alter
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Secondary amenorrhea: Hi interest, whenever you have an irregular period, you need to do a pregnancy test. If your period only lasted 2 days, that is an irregular period. ... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lizbeth Alter
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Blood test: If you ever have had surgery, your blood type was checked. If you ever donated blood, your blood type was checked. Its ok to know your blood type. ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lizbeth Alter
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Yes, yes, yes: For general health, i recommend to pts to follow a diet that is naturally gluten free. For my pts with hypothyroidism, it is highly recommended. If ... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lizbeth Alter
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Boost immune system: You may want to try giving her a good multi-vitamin and probiotics, along with some vitamin c. Many times kids immune systems maybe down. It always ... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lizbeth Alter
Family Medicine 24 years experience
No : If you think you are pregnant, you should confirm it with a home pregnancy test and then call your doctor right away. It also depends on what type of... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lizbeth Alter
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Yes: Every dr approaches URI differently. As physicians we are over prescribing antibiotics. My advice is to try alternative treatments such as resting... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lizbeth Alter
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Dermatitis: If your skin keloids, i recommend that you not scratch that area too much. Keloids don't itch for the most part. If you have a scar from the tick bi... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lizbeth Alter
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Muscular: At 22 years of age and no lumps, its not likely to be consistent with cancer. And if its both its likely to be something muscular. This pain is high... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lizbeth Alter
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Not menopause: Well, first of all you are not in menopause. Estradiol < 28 means menopause. Beyond that, angelique, it does not mean much else. It seems to be a h... Read More
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lizbeth Alter
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Slowly: Yes, you will, but take it easy, especially when you have been non-weight bearing for three weeks. Muscles, tendons, ligaments get deconditioned very... Read More
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lizbeth Alter
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Yes: In general, try not to take them too often unless your gastroenterologist prescribed them for just a few months. But to answer your question, takin... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lizbeth Alter
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Yes: Sometimes vitamins that are designed for women have estrogen or a great deal of soy which acts like estrogen. If you are 18, chances you are you have... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Lizbeth Alter
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Not likely: Most miscarriages are caused by chromosomal abnormalities and not necessarily a structural issue with the fallopian tube. Usually after 3 miscarriage... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Lizbeth Alter
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Seborrheic keratosis: If they are raised, they are likely skin tags or something called seborrheic keratosis (sk). Sks usually turn up due to aging and they are benign. T... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lizbeth Alter
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Ok: I like the fiber part of it, but not to happy with it as a fat binder. Fat is not bad and it is necessary for weight loss. You just have to consume ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lizbeth Alter
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Wash your hands: Forget hand sanitizers, and all these potent detergents with bleach. Normal cleaning is fine, but sometimes these strong detergents and disinfectants... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lizbeth Alter
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Lactic acid: Sometimes when you are either very dehydrated, haven't stretched or warmed up, you can develop pain after a contact sport like basketball. Its someth... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lizbeth Alter
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Protein,exercise: Get yourself a good protein powder: whey, rice protein or pea protein. Exercise with a good weight training program. Don't eat junk food, take vitami... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lizbeth Alter
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Menopause changes: Sometimes when a vaginal discharge persists, it could be that the vaginal tissue is going through a process called atrophy which means that it is no l... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lizbeth Alter
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Go to the er: If something popped and the pain is horrible, chances are you have a dislocation. When you hear a noise after a motion, in general it is not a good t... Read More
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lizbeth Alter
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Parasthesia: Medically speaking, we call any nerve sensation a parasthesia. It can be your nerve that innervates your foot that may be irritated for some reason. ... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lizbeth Alter
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Not really: It shouldn't be, jillp. The bigger question is why you needed Prometrium (micronized progesterone) in the first place. Look up estrogen dominance an... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lizbeth Alter
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Not much: These 2 are in the same family of abx called macrolides. Zithromax is usually prescribed for lung infections and is more commonly prescribed than ery... Read More
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lizbeth Alter
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Yes: Yes, its a little scary when we swallow a foreign body. In general floss is quite benign. You may or may not see it in your stool. Just stay well h... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lizbeth Alter
Family Medicine 24 years experience
No: In general ladies should not put any direct detergents or soap to their genitals. Lather up your hands and wash externally. The vagina should not... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lizbeth Alter
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Early : First of all if its about you, congratulations! 634 is pretty early, the ranges of the weeks are somewhat wide so hard to tell you very specifically.... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Lizbeth Alter
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Not really: Do you mean in the back of your knees or calf? If it is on your calf, and goes away your probably fine. These with us doctors anyone who says the ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Lizbeth Alter
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Likely virus: Its most likely a viral infection. Most sore throats are due to virus. If you feel you are worsening or your tonsils are big with white spots, you m... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lizbeth Alter
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Indigestion: Well we have burping in general it usually means that we ate too fast or that you did not chew your food adequately. When burps smell bad, it has a l... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lizbeth Alter
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Heartburn: Usually if your chest burn, it could be an issue with digestion. Although whenever you have issues with your chest be sure to contact your dr to be e... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lizbeth Alter
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Appendicitis: I know its been 5 days, but if you have persistent pain and no appetite, nausea and loose stool, you must be checked for appendicitis. Other than tha... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lizbeth Alter
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Pectoral exercises: If you have had children and breast fed, it could be that your breast are lose. Depending on the severity of it, you may have to consult a plastic su... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lizbeth Alter
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Depends on cyst: Hmm...Don't know what cyst you are talking about. In general the stomach does not get cysts. The kidneys and the liver do. I guess if a cyst in the... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lizbeth Alter
Family Medicine 24 years experience
No : No, plz do not stop. Now, i believe in moderation even in moderation. Have some greens with each meal and vary them. Also make sure your chewing pr... Read More
A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lizbeth Alter
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Yes: Hi g_a, I am assuming that either steroid (cotozone) cream or pills were prescribed for your shingles. Every doctor does things differently, but in g... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Alter is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Alter is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! So happy to hear about apple cider vinegar, really great stuff!
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Ink also I'm the same boat no one as answered me. Thank you
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Your response was very helpful.. Thank you!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

State University of New York Upstate Medical University
Graduated 1998MD

Residency

University Hospital Stony Brook
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