Dr. Tony Ho

Internal Medicine
San Antonio, TX
16 years experience male

Locations

Office

San Antonio, TX

Address

7210 Badger Pt, San Antonio, TX
Directions

About

Bio

Dr. Tony Ho trained in Internal Medicine and subsequently Infectious Disease at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center in San Antonio. He is board certified in both, and is currently part of the division of Hospital Medicine at UTHSCSA.

Specialties
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Internal Medicine

Infectious Disease

Internal Medicine/Infectious Disease, Board Certified

Languages spoken

English

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1.3K Answers
295 Agrees
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A 44-year-old member asked:
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Line or skin: Mrsa (like all staph aureus) lives on the skin, so anything that breaks the integrity of the skin (be it a cut/scrape or an IV line) can introduce it ... Read More
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Inducible virulence: Pseudomonas demonstrates increased virulence when it is grown in an environment that starves it of phosphate; it affects expression of virulence genes... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
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Yes: Staph infections can be incredibly aggressive and deadly. It is important to catch them early and treat them appropriately.
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Culture: Mrsa is just a staph aureus that has a new gene that renders it resistant to beta-lactam antibiotics; for the most part, it will present the exact sa... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
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Airborne precautions: Documented sars cases need to be placed under airborne isolation to prevent spread of the virus; that being said, there has not been documented sars s... Read More
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Yellow skin: Jaundice, by definition, is yellow skin. It is usually a symptom of underlying liver or biliary dysfunction.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
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Yes: If you are already on Nevirapine from before pregnancy, it is safe to take during pregnancy - fda class b. Multiple studies have shown that pregnancy... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
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Depends: There isn't a set amount of time; the longer you hold, the higher the chance is. Other factors that affect it will be how much bacteria you have norm... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
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Criteria: There are four key criteria that your doctor will use to diagnose: fever, adenopathy (swollen glands), absence of cough, and exudates on the back of y... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
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None: There are no "neutralizing" herbals that have any proven activity. Toxin suppression for proven staph infections that require it can be accomplished w... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
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Exam: External infections are evaluated by checking for redness and/or nature and amount of discharge. Infections in the eye are evaluated with the slit-la... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
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Depends: It all depends on the amount you take; some antibiotics and antiseizure medications are very strong cyp450 inducers. That being said, it's hard to qu... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
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Wait: Benign reactive lymph nodes are exactly that; they are larger and tender because they are reacting to something else, like an infection elsewhere. Wi... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
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Pain: Early on, of course, the symptoms are the same of pregnancy; however, the warning signs for ectopic pregnancy are worsening pelvic pain and/or worseni... Read More
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A female asked:
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Mixed: The fact that it is moveable would suggest it may be easier to remove; however, sheer size may make it more difficult.
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A 60-year-old male asked:
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Possibly: Heavy exertion is one known inciting agent to cause a paroxysm of atrial fibrillation in people prone to it.
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A 18-year-old male asked:
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Yes, but: You can get testosterone gels and creams if you have low testosterone; if you are getting testosterone for other reasons, such as muscle building, be ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
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Possible: It is hard to say because you can develop chickenpox at any time; i would be more interested in your chickenpox immune status prior to this episode. ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
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Molecular test: Pcr is polymerase chain reaction, which allows for amplification and detection of directed dna segments; in this case, it would be for a particular vi... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
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A number of ways: Most common stds are bacterial, so sexual transmission is one way; alternatively, you can have fecal contamination if fecal matter made its way to the... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
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Depends: It depends on what makes it green. The classic green bacterium is pseudomonas, but green could also be fungal or even algae. I would see your doctor ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
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No such thing: There is no such thing as a test to tell you if you have any infection in your body. If you have an infection, or have reason to suspect one, you nee... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
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Mainly cosmetic: Tinea versicolor is a primarily cosmetic disease; it does not cause any systemic invasion or illness. That being said, it is understandable to be ann... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
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Yes: Any semen in you gives the chance of pregnancy. If the condom broke, who knows when it started failing? Check a home pregnancy test in 2 weeks.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
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Pain, burning: Kidney infections usually have the same symptoms as utis (burning with urination, increased frequency), now associated with pain in the flank, especia... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
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See your doctor: This is a cluster of very nonspecific symptoms, and impossible to assist you with online. See your doctor for further evaluation.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
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Depends: It depends on the nature. Is it painful to take a deep breath, which may indicate some sort of inflammation of the lining of the lung, called pleurisy... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
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Scalp pain: It sounds like there's been a thorough investigation inside the head, but it sounds like your pain really starts with the outside of the head; this co... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
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Should be safe: Terconazole is pregnancy class c due to poor data, but it does not appear to cause birth defects or other problems, even taken orally (systemically). ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
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Hard to say: All those tests results mean is that you've had previous exposure to hsv 1, nothing about current infection. Contrary to popular belief, hsv 1 and 2 ... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
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See your doctor: Antibiotic use is associated with oral thrush; your doctor can prescribe an antifungal (either topical solution or a pill to take) that will help clea... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
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Varies: It can look like anything from a folliculitis (inflamed hair follicles) to cellulitis (inflamed skin/soft tissue) to an abscess (painful lump with ove... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
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Yes: You had sex right within your most fertile window; good luck!
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A 28-year-old male asked:
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Stop smoking: Stopping smoking will probably help your blood pressure. If you continue to have high blood pressure, see a doctor, who can start antihypertensive me... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
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Normal: Herpes is the causative agent for cold sores; as such, the vast majority of people will be hsv positive for at least one serotype (usually hsv 1). If... Read More
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A 57-year-old male asked:
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Either: Either of those chronic disease states can cause chronic fatigue. In addition, a common cause of daytime sleepiness would be sleep apnea; you can try... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
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Unpredictable: A study to evaluate the effect of Implanon on menstrual cycles says it is unpredictable, and can cause stopping periods, erratic periods, and periods ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
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Talk to your doctor: It's hard to pinpoint down, but constantly thirsty with low blood pressure and tired bring to mind either adrenal insufficiency or diabetes, which cau... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
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See a doctor: You are describing anything from anxiety to presyncope from other medical causes. You need to see a doctor to evaluate to see if there is a serious r... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
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Passage through host: Avian flu normally has to go through swine before it can jump to infect humans. In 1997, a special type of avian flu was found to have skipped the st... Read More
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A female asked:
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Dr. Tony Hoanswered
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Equivalent: Both are equivalent forms of doxycycline, get whichever version is available at your pharmacy.
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A 25-year-old male asked:
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Yes: Because septic shock is distributive, there is often a large amount of swelling.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
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Not likely: It depends on the nature of the rape. If it was particularly violent and damaged her reproductive organs, or if she had an std transmitted from it, t... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
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Need context: With such a vague symptom, it is impossible to give a good answer unless we know the context of the pain (when, where exactly, how painful, etc, etc).... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
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Dr. Tony Hoanswered
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Yes: Any drug reaction can manifest as rash. See your doctor for further evaluation.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
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Depends: There is no hard set duration for side effects of valacyclovir. There are many people who tolerate it just fine for months/years because they need to... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
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Highly unlikely: Stds require contact of mucosa to mucosa, or fluid to mucosa; it is highly unlikely that a pubic hair, in beer, would be able to transmit any std to y... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
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Bartholin cyst: What you are describing sounds like a Bartholin's cyst; however, without an exam, it is impossible to be sure. Arrange for followup with an ob/gyn to... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
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Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Same as any other: Mrsa is just a different type of bacteria; its first symptoms are the same as with any bacterial infection, and depend on the site of the body that is... Read More
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A 41-year-old male asked:
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Internal Medicine 16 years experience
No: Untreated prostatitis continues to cause inflammation of your prostate; it can cause irreparable damage, and the infection can spread to your bloodstr... Read More
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Testimonials
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Thank you notes
Apr 3, 2013
Dr. Ho consistently offers concise, understandable and credible responses in a variety of subjects. IN addition, he has graciously offered input to us as colleagues to help us in our assistance to pat...Read More
Big thinks to Dr. Ho for being taking the time to answer a question I had about UTI sensitivities. It is very much appreciated!
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Jul 5, 2017
Im not sure if I have had something or just got something or if I dont have anything. Are you able to get a pic. So you can say yes or no if I have something?
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Thank you VERY much - I wish it was the simple twist version :) Appt is with outpatient, so fingers crossed. It is cervical polyp, I know the cancer check is what the dr wants to tick off :) I have w...Read More
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This made me feel good. Thanks! Always appreciate assistance. As well I have sent a referral link to a friend, & I have copied the latest referral link to send to another friend. Kind Regards, M...Read More
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! Thanks . Yesterday urologist has been consulted accordingly syrup in composition of potassium citrate and magnesium citrate with vitamin

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Texas Tech University School of Medicine, TX
Graduated 2007MD

Residency

UTHSCSA

Awards

Top Doctor, Second Place, Texas - Winter
2013
Most Influential, Third Place, San Antonio, TX - Winter
2013
Thought Leader, First Place, San Antonio, TX - Winter
2013

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