Dr. Patrick Sweet III

Pathology
San Diego, CA
22 years experience male

Locations

Office

San Diego, CA

Address

200 w arbor dr frnt, San Diego, CA
Directions

Insurances accepted

Tricare

Office

San Diego, CA

Office

San Diego, CA

Office

San Diego, CA

About

Bio

I have practiced as a general practitioner in the US Navy and have completed internships in both General Surgery and Pathology and have finished to post-graduate year two in Emergency medicine and Pathology. I am ATLS, ACLS & PALS certified. I continue to attend to patients in the Navy Reserve while in residency training as the medical officer to SEAL Team Seventeen. My plan is to finalize my training by going into family medicine so that I may be prepared for any practice environment. I will hear in March where I will complete my training.

Specialties
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Pathology

Emergency Medicine

General Practice

Minor Surgery

Occupational Medicine

Preventive Medicine

Urgent Care

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

94 Answers
91 Agrees
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A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Sweet III
Pathology 22 years experience
Go To Sick-Call: Go to sick-call. This likely has nothing to do with your barracks' bed and more to do with physical condition status, posture (eg, scoliosis, etc), in... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Patrick Sweet III
Pathology 22 years experience
Cystic Lesion: Sometimes lesions (of any organ) are removed for concerning signs/symptoms (esp. On imaging) for malignancy. This approach may save the life of someon... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Sweet III
Pathology 22 years experience
Menses: More importantly, have you missed your menstration? If so, go and get an otc pregnancy test and follow that with some prenatal vitamins and a checkup ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Patrick Sweet III
Pathology 22 years experience
Traumatic Injection: Sometimes during hypodermic injections a small vessel can be injured. This will lead to a self limited bruise. If, however, an expanding hematoma is i... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Sweet III
Pathology 22 years experience
Coumarin & Vitamins: Try to avoid vitamin k and possibly vitamin e. The remaining vitamins should be fine and if you are of childbearing age you should consider b complex ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Sweet III
Pathology 22 years experience
Not Believed to Be: Nicotine is not considered an express carcinogen despite its addictive potential in association with known carcinogens (ie, tobacco).
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Patrick Sweet III
Pathology 22 years experience
Chest Pain: Chest pain may be a symptom of acute coronary syndrome (acs) which in its worst case leads to myocardial infarction (heart attack). This is particular... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Sweet III
Pathology 22 years experience
Throat pain: This could be associated with many things and requires a history and physical. That said, i would query whether you have any signs or symptoms associa... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Sweet III
Pathology 22 years experience
Lymphadenopathy : Unlikely that this is related to your ear infection. Lymphnodes typically drain regional anatomy. If you had a finger/forearm infection, than it would... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Sweet III
Pathology 22 years experience
Otitis Externa: It sounds like he has some form of otitis (externa) or possible draining otitis media with perforation. Regardless of whether he has a fever or not (m... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Sweet III
Pathology 22 years experience
Follow-Up: I recommend follow-up with the same physician since you now have a new finding.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Sweet III
Pathology 22 years experience
Necrotic Lymph Node: Necrosis can be associated with malignancy in certain settings. Another possible cause of necrosis is an atypical infectious process -- something that... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Patrick Sweet III
Pathology 22 years experience
Protean Symptoms: Commonly urticaria is a pruritic lesion that is transient & characterized by a wheal & flare response to some trigger. Acanthosis nigricans, usu not t... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Sweet III
Pathology 22 years experience
Polyp: Appearance of lesions on imaging is often suitable as a screening test, but as noted by the other physician's answer it could very well be something e... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Patrick Sweet III
Pathology 22 years experience
Neurologic Complaint: Please follow up with your physician as you will need a history and physical exam to determine if you have focal deficits and then will likely need ad... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Patrick Sweet III
Pathology 22 years experience
Testicular Exam: You need to have a physician examine your testes. Young men aged 15-35 are at highest risk for testicular cancer. That said it is still rare. It is li... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Patrick Sweet III
Pathology 22 years experience
Dysplasia: Typically, intestinal metaplasia, aka, barett's esophagus is the precursor to dysplasia. Esophagitis suggests inflammation that can be from wide range... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Sweet III
Pathology 22 years experience
CINI v. CINIII: The image offers a conception of how different cini is from ciniii. They are very different appearing. (thus the two would not likely be confused). S... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Sweet III
Pathology 22 years experience
Chest Pain: It depends on the etiology of the chest pain. Musculoskeletal etiologies may respond to nsaids such as naprosyn, ibuprophen, or an analgesic such as t... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Sweet III
Pathology 22 years experience
Yes in Moderation: Klonopin (clonazepam) is a low potency longer half-life sedative hypnotic that acts at the GABA receptor in the brain. Some suspect valerian has simil... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Sweet III
Pathology 22 years experience
Excisional Biopsy: Go to your primary physician to have removed and sent to pathology for diagnosis. If unchanged, <0.5 cm, regular in borders, shape & symmetry, then it... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Sweet III
Pathology 22 years experience
Cord Insertion: The cause of spontaneous velamentous cord insertion is not known. I have not heard of an association with ivf, but that field is still being aggressiv... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Sweet III
Pathology 22 years experience
Low Grade SIL: Cancer assoc w low grade squamous intraepithelial neoplasia is uncommon but risk is increased so heightened screening is warranted. Lsil is >90% assoc... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Sweet III
Pathology 22 years experience
Infection Too: In addition to dr hadied's comment, a verruca plantaris can be locally aggressive from auto-inoculation from the original lesion. This is related to v... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Patrick Sweet III
Pathology 22 years experience
Yes: That is not a problem. If you are needing these frequently for relief than i recommend follow-up with your pcp to evaluate further.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Sweet III
Pathology 22 years experience
Possibly: You should follow up w your physician to figure it out as the treatment for gc/chlamydia cervicitis is different then that for pid. Delaying could hav... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Patrick Sweet III
Pathology 22 years experience
End Stage Liver: Mayo end-stage liver dz model looks atserum bilirubin, serum creatinine, & the international normalized ratio for prothrombin time (inr) to predict 3 ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Sweet III
Pathology 22 years experience
Somewhat: I would recommend following up w a physician for an exam. Most likely related to sub-clinical (mild) infection that will resolve. That said it could r... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Sweet III
Pathology 22 years experience
Your Age: Your age puts you at lower risk. If you are willing to accept the risks of bleeding, infection and pain, then request a biopsy to be certain.
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Sweet III
Pathology 22 years experience
Complication?: I know of no specific relationship between pap smear post procedural bleeding and hpv infection. That said, you may want to follow-up sooner with your... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Sweet III
Pathology 22 years experience
Needs Evaluation: This may represent many different entities, the most of which are benign. Sometimes however a laryngeal malignancy could present in this way. See your... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Sweet III
Pathology 22 years experience
Yes: The stretching of the receptors in the bowel can sometimes cause pain so severe as to require pain medications and serial exams to rule out an acute, ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Sweet III
Pathology 22 years experience
Cough Syrup: Many cough syrups have more than one active ingredient to include an anti-tussive(eg, codeine) and an expectorant (eg, guaifenesin).
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A member asked:
Dr. Patrick Sweet III
Pathology 22 years experience
Pregnancy: You may still have vaginal spotting with a normal intrauterine pregnancy. I recommend, however, that you see your physician to make sure that one you ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Sweet III
Pathology 22 years experience
Follow Up: I recommend returning to your dentist for follow-up to rule out infection in addition your other complaints.
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Sweet III
Pathology 22 years experience
Yes It Is: Since it is difficult to know exactly when fertilization occurs in vivo we estimate it based on calculation of the estimated due date (and by proxy ge... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Sweet III
Pathology 22 years experience
Quite Possible: I recommend getting an otc pregnancy test and also start taking prenatal vitamins. You can also follow up with you primary physician to confirm the re... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Sweet III
Pathology 22 years experience
24 Hours: Most primarily closed wounds can be wet after 24 hours of healing. Don't specifically wash the area, however, as it has no strength to the scar being ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Sweet III
Pathology 22 years experience
Wheal and Flare: A wheal is a rounded or flat-topped, pale red papule or plaque that is characteristically evanescent (transient). This can be associated with urticari... Read More
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Patrick Sweet III
Pathology 22 years experience
Lungs Unlikely: People have been shown to have a reaction to burned poison ivy/oak. Additionally, sensitive individuals have been shown to have mucosal involvement if... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Sweet III
Pathology 22 years experience
Eosinophils: Increased eosinophils seen on biopsy usually the more proximal the biopsy. Usually around 50 eos/high powered field is worrisome for this disease.
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Sweet III
Pathology 22 years experience
Tissue Diagnosis: This needs a biopsy to determine if it is even a tumor (benign or malignant). Sometimes other processes can mimick tumors (eg, reactive lymph node, at... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Sweet III
Pathology 22 years experience
UTI: You could very well have a urinary tract infection. See your doc to have history and physical and probably submit urine for analysis and possibly repe... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Sweet III
Pathology 22 years experience
HEMORRHOIDS : These are dilatation of the hemorrhoidal veins in the anal canal 2/2 anything that increases intra-abdominal pressure (eg, coughing, straining from co... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Patrick Sweet III
Pathology 22 years experience
Wide Differential: The possibilities are quite numerous. Breifly, infection (fungal, bacterial, viral, parasite), reactive (arthropod trauma, drug eruption, contact derm... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Patrick Sweet III
Pathology 22 years experience
Hyperaldosteronism: Aldosterone causes loss of k+ in exchange for na+ in the nephron. The volume of water in the urine will follow the na+ back into the blood leading to ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Patrick Sweet III
Pathology 22 years experience
Verapamil: Verapamil is a calcium channel blocker and is typically used for vascular related diseases (e.g., hypertension). There are calcium channels on neurons... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Patrick Sweet III
Pathology 22 years experience
Lymphatics: It is difficult to answer such a broad question. Good health and bad health are completely relative. For instance, a person may be moribund (on death'... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Sweet III
Pathology 22 years experience
Hypothyroidism : Sometimes hypothyroidism can be tricky to obtain a good response to treatment. This often requires frequent trial and error to obtain the right dose/r... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Sweet III
Pathology 22 years experience
Sessile Polyp: Sessile or low lying, non-pedunculated polyps are still of uncertain pathology until sent for microscopic diagnosis. They may be benign ranging to car... Read More
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Testimonials
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Great doctor.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Sweet III is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Sweet III is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
Thank you. She fainted and found out she had low potassium and yeast infection. I appreciate you taking the time to respond.
HealthTap member
Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I have already revived my HPV vaccines back in 2008. Thanks again!
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! That makes me feel better. Have a good weekend

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
Graduated 2006MD

Medical/Graduate school

University of Virginia
Graduated 2001MD

Residency

University of California San Diego Medical Center

Residency

Naval Medical Center San Diego

Residency

NMC, San Diego

Residency

UC, San Diego

Residency

UC, San Diego

Residency

UC, San Diego

Awards

Navy and Marine Corps Commendation (2 awards)

Affiliations

USS Makin Island (LHD 8)
Branch Medical Clinic, Naval Base San Diego
Naval Special Warfare SEAL Team 17

Publications

“Pulmonary Embolism and Myocardial Infarction in Autopsy Cases Over the Last 10 Years.” Grand Rounds – Pathology Lecture Research Series. University o...
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