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Dr. Patrick Sweet III

Pathology
San Diego, CA
20 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

108 Answers
101 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Patrick Sweet III
Pathology 20 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
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Sweet III
Pathology 20 years experience
Neoplasia/Nephritic: It can also be associated with tumors (both malignant and benign) of the kidney, uretor, bladder or urethra. Additionally if it is accompanied by prot... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Sweet III
Pathology 20 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
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Sweet III
Pathology 20 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
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Sweet III
Pathology 20 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
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Sweet III
Pathology 20 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
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Sweet III
Pathology 20 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
A member asked:
Dr. Patrick Sweet III
Pathology 20 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
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Patrick Sweet III
Pathology 20 years experience
Wide Differential: The possibilities are quite numerous. Breifly, infection (fungal, bacterial, viral, parasite), reactive (arthropod trauma, drug eruption, contact derm... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Sweet III
Pathology 20 years experience
Diet and Exercise: I recommend a heart healthy diet and heart healthy exercise program. Go to http://www.Heart.Org/heartorg/gettinghealthy/physicalactivity/startwalking/... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Patrick Sweet III
Pathology 20 years experience
Delirium?: If this is a quite new finding, i would query whether she is ill. Older people are more frail and will often times get delirium with new infection (eg... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Patrick Sweet III
Pathology 20 years experience
Cervicitis: Inflammation, whether chronic, acute or mixed of the cervix uteri. These can be from non specific causes (as benign as recent inter course or bacteria... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Sweet III
Pathology 20 years experience
Follow Up: I recommend returning to your dentist for follow-up to rule out infection in addition your other complaints.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Sweet III
Pathology 20 years experience
MR Results: Radiologist reports findings (first part of report) and interprets them for an impression of anatomic diagnoses or possible diagnoses (final part of t... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Sweet III
Pathology 20 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
A member asked:
Dr. Patrick Sweet III
Pathology 20 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
A member asked:
Dr. Patrick Sweet III
Pathology 20 years experience
Skin Lesion: The differential diagnosis is very broad for a pigmented lesion (rarely, vascular lesions can appear pigmented as can some acute processes like infect... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Sweet III
Pathology 20 years experience
NSAID: I would not recommend adding another non steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) as these both have a slight risk if causing a gastrointestinal hemor... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Sweet III
Pathology 20 years experience
Menses: Ideally, you are not fertile during mensis. Any sperm deposited wont live long enough for ovulation, which produces the necessary egg for fertilizatio... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Sweet III
Pathology 20 years experience
Risk of Harm: The risk of doing harm by giving an infant a medication for this far outweighs the potential benefit. I recommend f/ u with her primary doc to determi... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Sweet III
Pathology 20 years experience
Not Likely: Best to rule out a cardiac process by a baseline ekg and history and physical. That said, my suspicion would be that this is a musculoskeletal problem... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Sweet III
Pathology 20 years experience
Go To ER: Problems breathing secondary to an oropharyngeal, epiglottic, or lanryngotracheal process can be an emergency. It needs to be urgently evaluated to so... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Patrick Sweet III
Pathology 20 years experience
Excision: If thins is an older lesion that is from some retained foreign debris you will need to see a physician that specializes in cosmesis, typically a plast... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Sweet III
Pathology 20 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
A member asked:
Dr. Patrick Sweet III
Pathology 20 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
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Patrick Sweet III
Pathology 20 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
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Sweet III
Pathology 20 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).
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Patrick Sweet III
Pathology 20 years experience
Sometimes: As potassium goes up, often the t-waves will go up in what is usually described as "peaked." a potential negative amplitude u-wave may show itself wit... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Sweet III
Pathology 20 years experience
Pigmented Nevus: Yes it may still be benign. The abcd criteria is more of a screening instrument to identify nevi worrisome for dysplasia or malignant melanoma and is ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Sweet III
Pathology 20 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
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Sweet III
Pathology 20 years experience
Thigh Lesions: Without knowing much more info, my response is limited. These can be acquired, such as a fungal infection (tinea versicolor) or from systemic disease ... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Sweet III
Pathology 20 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
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Patrick Sweet III
Pathology 20 years experience
Endocarditis/Sepsis: Bacteremia can range from asymptomatic response to septic shock & cardiac arrest. Dental bacteria can also lead to an acute or subacute endocarditis, ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Sweet III
Pathology 20 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.
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Patrick Sweet III
Pathology 20 years experience
Virtually None: The added ability to offer osteopathic manipulation is the hallmark of do education. In the average emergency practice this may offer added advantage... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Sweet III
Pathology 20 years experience
Topical Antifungal: Topical antifungal medication your safest choice.
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Sweet III
Pathology 20 years experience
Low In Soy: Some believe soy products could increase risk because of phyto-estrogens they contain. It is already established that endogenous estrogen exposure inc... Read More
A 83-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Sweet III
Pathology 20 years experience
Synergy: Both Lomotil & Imodium (loperamide) contain a mu opioid receptor agonist that acts in the meyenteric plexis in the GI tract. You run the risk of poten... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Sweet III
Pathology 20 years experience
Informed Consent: Procedures in medicine (incapacitation excepted) involve a preliminary counseling of the patient to the risks/benefits of a procedure. It usu. Involve... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Sweet III
Pathology 20 years experience
Tissue's The Issue: Assessment of the formed elements in your blood along with serum assays do not rule out the existence of a benign or malignant tumor, congenital lesio... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Patrick Sweet III
Pathology 20 years experience
Yes, Indirectly: Aberrant prolactin secretion can interfere with return of menses. See your physician to get it checked.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Sweet III
Pathology 20 years experience
Normal Heart Rate: Normal heart rate is 60-100 beats per minute.
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Patrick Sweet III
Pathology 20 years experience
Knee Injury: Although physical therapy and other support modalities (like knee braces) can stabilize your knee helping with function, these injuries typically won'... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Patrick Sweet III
Pathology 20 years experience
Inflammatory Bowel : Some suspect the dairy related products may increase activity related to this, however, it is not the cause. You can experiment by removing foods and ... Read More
A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Sweet III
Pathology 20 years experience
Atypical Nevus: An atypical melanocytic nevus (mole) is graded with mild, focally severe or severe atypia. Another feature of possibly dysplatic (pre-malignant) moles... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Patrick Sweet III
Pathology 20 years experience
Not Likely: Erection is mediated by the parasympathetic portion of your autonomic nervousness system acting upon the vasculature of the phallus. I have not heard ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Patrick Sweet III
Pathology 20 years experience
Bony Lesion: This is because you may have a hematoma/contusion (the painful swelling described) that is limited to this or worse, associated with a fracture. But ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Patrick Sweet III
Pathology 20 years experience
Go To ED : Those symptoms are the concerning for acute coronary syndrome. It would help to risk stratify based on your age, family hx, smoking status, hx of high... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Patrick Sweet III
Pathology 20 years experience
HEMORRHOIDS : These are dilatation of the hemorrhoidal veins in the anal canal 2/2 anything that increases intra-abdominal pressure (eg, constipation, etc). They us... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Sweet III
Pathology 20 years experience
Rupture of Hymen: That is difficult to tell without a physical exam. Typically females have a membrane at the introitus (entrance) of the vagina that incompletely cover... Read More

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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
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Thank you. She fainted and found out she had low potassium and yeast infection. I appreciate you taking the time to respond.
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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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