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Dr. Rita Corona

Internal Medicine
Lubbock, TX
18 years experience female

Locations

The Grace of the Divine Healing & Wellness Center

Lubbock, TX

Address

12002 Trafalgar Avenue, Suite 302, Lubbock, TX
Directions

My office hours

Thursday: 830am - 5:00pm
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Insurances accepted

No Value

Office

Lubbock, TX

About

Bio

As a young girl, my passion was always finding solutions to problems, especially to life's biggest challenges and mysteries in health and well being. My extensive research and work with and in Minority Health and Health Disparities helped me find avenues in improving this area of a big public health problem; however i still had more unanswered questions on why my patients were not getting better. So I decided to start treating them as a person rather than a mere patient, number or statistic. Well wouldn't you know HbA1c's started improving, blood pressures became more stable, you get the jist. As physicians we have lost are value to our patients and we have definitely devalued them as people. Thirty minutes for a new patient visit is a joke but yet thats how we are trained. Luckily the rebel within and my stubborness became my strength as i fought to spend my time with patients. The time that THEY NEEDED AND REQUIRED OF ME, not the time my residency program believed I should spend with them. Regardless of what specialty, what clinic structure, what business plan one implements, there will always be a positive effect on patients when doctors believe in their patients and truly exhibit sincerity and concern for their well being. Lets get back to being that "Noble" profession we were called to be. In a nutshell, I am passionate about teaching people how to live life to the fullest without dependence on medications. I believe in unleashing the healing power within our bodies. Holistic medicine is the true form of healing.

Specialties
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Internal Medicine

Holistic Medicine

Doctor Q&A

127 Answers
30 Agrees
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rita Corona
Internal Medicine 18 years experience
Restless legs: There can be several causes to "restless leg syndrome", most of which are due to underlying nutrient deficiency such as folate (folic acid) and B12 as... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rita Corona
Internal Medicine 18 years experience
High potassium: Yes they can be but they may have some underlying damage secondary to a lack of blood supply to areas of their body because their heart stopped. The ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rita Corona
Internal Medicine 18 years experience
Stomach pains: Don't know exactly why you think this is directly associated with thyroid, which can always be an underlying issue overall but it seems to me like gas... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rita Corona
Internal Medicine 18 years experience
Healthy hair: You have to start with good nutrition from inside out. Likely a thyroid imbalance. You can start supplementation of l-tyrosine, selenium and iodine.... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rita Corona
Internal Medicine 18 years experience
Vaccination reaction: You may try an antihistamine safe for 2 month old. It may just be an injection reaction. If gets bigger or no improvement please see her doctor!
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rita Corona
Internal Medicine 18 years experience
Period vs. miscarry: If you are or were pregnant a blood test would detect levels of beta HCG in your blood even if it resulted in miscarriage. Depending on how far along ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rita Corona
Internal Medicine 18 years experience
Urine Odor: A variety of things can alter the smell of your urine. The characteristic sulfur smell is attributable to certain foods such as apsaragus among other... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rita Corona
Internal Medicine 18 years experience
Cialis: In an otherwise healthy male, Cialis should take affect within 10-20 minutes.
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rita Corona
Internal Medicine 18 years experience
VerticalJump: These are a few common exercises that help with increasing your vertical jump. Basically any exercise that strengthens your quads, hamstrings and cal... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rita Corona
Internal Medicine 18 years experience
Acupuncture: Its never advised to treat yourself if you don't have the appropriate certification. Accupressure may be a safer alternative instead.
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rita Corona
Internal Medicine 18 years experience
Social skills: You can rebuild your social skills by repeating positive affirmations to yourself, talk to yourself in front of the mirror, write positive quotes to y... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rita Corona
Internal Medicine 18 years experience
Ear pain: Many times its actually a muscular knot back there causing pain and imbalances because of pinched nerves. Try massage therapy and u will be amazed ho... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rita Corona
Internal Medicine 18 years experience
Kenalog (triamcinolone) injections: Sometimes the injections can cause damage to the tendons/ligaments/muscle resulting i scarring this making it tighter and weaker. Do some gently mass... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rita Corona
Internal Medicine 18 years experience
Missed Periods: There are several reasons you have mentioned that could be cause of your missed period. First you had a switch in birth control methods and therefore... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rita Corona
Internal Medicine 18 years experience
Boils: It can be if she is diabetic or has weakened immune system which can cause boil to worse and not heal. This then results in worsening skin infection ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Rita Corona
Internal Medicine 18 years experience
Allergic reaction: For mild chemical reactions, it is recommended to rinse gently the outer areas and also take an antihistamine (although i know this isn't a home remed... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rita Corona
Internal Medicine 18 years experience
Menstrual changes: Your menstrual cycle is regulated by 2 main hormones estrogen and progesterone. Which r also regulated by our internal body environment and our respo... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rita Corona
Internal Medicine 18 years experience
Tongue bumps: These are likely your taste buds. They are always there but become irritated if we get sick, burn our tongue, eat certain sour foods. I would gargle... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Rita Corona
Internal Medicine 18 years experience
Infection: Sounds like you have an upper respiratory tracy infection-sore/itchy throat, congestion and ear pain. It can also be allergies or both. Take vitamin... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rita Corona
Internal Medicine 18 years experience
Sinus pain: You may still have an underlying infection but fungal not bacterial especially with having 2 so close together. The pain is indicative of incomplete ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rita Corona
Internal Medicine 18 years experience
Thyroid replacement: Dessicated thyroid/armour thyroid, is a natural t3 (liothyronine)&t4 mix, & in my opinion is superior to levothyroxine which only has t4(less potent/a... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rita Corona
Internal Medicine 18 years experience
Reflux: Natural cures for reflux start with eliminating processed foods esp. Those containing gluten which degrade the gut lining & prevent normal function & ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rita Corona
Internal Medicine 18 years experience
Allergies/Intoleranc: More and more I am learning that allergies can easily be eliminated or well controlled by healing our gut. With all our consumption of processed food... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rita Corona
Internal Medicine 18 years experience
Viral infection: Sounds like you may have a viral infection given the many areas that are affected. Get plenty of rest, fluids, vit c, zinc and elderberry. This will... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Rita Corona
Internal Medicine 18 years experience
Flu/cold: Sounds like a viral infection like flu or cold or both. Since you got better followed by fever and sore throat you may have 2 infections together. I... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Rita Corona
Internal Medicine 18 years experience
Stomach pains: Sorry that your wife can't find relief. Hard to determine her source of pain without knowing the characteristic of the pain (sharp, stabbing, dull, e... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rita Corona
Internal Medicine 18 years experience
Green Tea effects: Yes this appears to be true.
A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rita Corona
Internal Medicine 18 years experience
Heart rate: No, you are not in danger at all. Just make sure you are getting plenty of hydration through out the day, and replenish your calories with good whole... Read More
A 65-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rita Corona
Internal Medicine 18 years experience
Postsurgical swellin: If you have swelling on and/or around the surgical site then completely normal.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rita Corona
Internal Medicine 18 years experience
Gyno Travogen: If its to treat a fungal infection, it should take no more than 2 days to start working, however it no improvement you may not be treating it with the... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Rita Corona
Internal Medicine 18 years experience
VATS: For the most part vats can be used to remove small tumors/nodules. Depending on the experience of the surgeon, the location, the size, and the vasula... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Rita Corona
Internal Medicine 18 years experience
Postmeal tingles: The sleepiness is a natural response to digestion. Your blood flow increases to your belly and decreases to some extent to the rest of your body causi... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rita Corona
Internal Medicine 18 years experience
Difficult urinating: Sounds like a prostatitis or enlarged prostate or to a lesser extent scarred urethra (tube structure from bladder to penis eliminating urine). If you... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rita Corona
Internal Medicine 18 years experience
Discharge: No. It's not normal. You may have an infection which can be sexually related or not sexually related. I would get it evaluated because a foul smell... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rita Corona
Internal Medicine 18 years experience
Plan B: Need more clarification. Have you never started your period or are you saying you have but now you hardly get it? Once i get this clarification i can... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rita Corona
Internal Medicine 18 years experience
Weight Loss: Weight loss isn't always a good thing especially if caused by inability to eat which results in poor nutrition. Depending on the timing of food intak... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Rita Corona
Internal Medicine 18 years experience
HCG in pregnancy: Congratulations on your pregnancy. You are doing fine. Check out this website http://www.Babymed.Com/hcg-level-in-early-pregnancy to ease your mind ... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rita Corona
Internal Medicine 18 years experience
Constipation: Sounds like you may need some stool softeners and increase your water intake. Dehydrating can cause hard stools which will then result in pain in pus... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rita Corona
Internal Medicine 18 years experience
Syphilis: If you mean syphilis, then you should get treated too. This is a sexually transmitted disease that will continue to get passed from partner to partner... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rita Corona
Internal Medicine 18 years experience
Groin lymph nodes: He most likely has an infection in lower abdomen or penis. I would ask him to check his skin in groin area for any kind of infection or even bug bite... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rita Corona
Internal Medicine 18 years experience
Skin rash: It sounds to me like ring worm which is a fungal infection. You can treat it with over the counter athletes foot cream.
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rita Corona
Internal Medicine 18 years experience
Itchy scalp: It sounds like you may need some omega fatty acids which will help with itchy scalp and skin.
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rita Corona
Internal Medicine 18 years experience
Falling hair: Yes there are natural remedies. It's likely a thyroid issue but not to worry. You can start supplementation of l-tyrosine, selenium and iodine. Orth... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rita Corona
Internal Medicine 18 years experience
Vaginal Burning: Sounds to me as if you may be having some residual urine or urine leakage for some reason, which is very irritating to the vaginal area. You may get ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rita Corona
Internal Medicine 18 years experience
Loss of libido: Sorry to hear that. Loss of sex drive isn't normal in a 25 year old. Although u may not have any known health problems your female hormones may stil... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Rita Corona
Internal Medicine 18 years experience
Chest Vein: If no pain is being cause by the throbbing vein, its most likely your body make up. If you are very physically active and lift weights its likely sec... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rita Corona
Internal Medicine 18 years experience
Period irregularity: As women we have atleast on experience of an irregularity in our cycles. It always goes back to female hormone imbalance. Any little stressor or cha... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Rita Corona
Internal Medicine 18 years experience
Shoulder pain: Sorry you are having such pain. You may try some moist heat (wet hot towel) wrapped around shoulder alternating with ice packs. This helps with circ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rita Corona
Internal Medicine 18 years experience
Temperamental period: It's likely a female hormone imbalance which can be effected by stress, illness, food intake changes and physical activity alterations. No need to be... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rita Corona
Internal Medicine 18 years experience
Postperiod Discharge: Difficult to say but if you use tampons you may have some residual product left inside or like you stated it could be toilet paper that might have bee... Read More

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Nov 27, 2012
I have had the honor of reading Dr. Rita Esmerald Corona's excellent and caring answers to some very difficult questions posted in the Avvo community. It is heartening to know that her answers are ve...Read More
Dr Corona is a thoughtful, caring clinician
Dec 9, 2012
Very precise and thorough. Impressive.
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This saved my life. Thank you. I've been on synthroid for 20 years. I have severe fatigue. Last few years it's worse. I've researched and wanted to try Armour but my drs. won't try it. Blame it on ...Read More
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Thanks for your quick reply! I do have clicking and popping regularly due to constant clenching however this severe pain is new pain relievi
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Thank you so much. I can't afford a $200 doctors visit unless absolutely necessary so it's good to have a little reassurance. Thank you!!!!!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Texas Medical School
Graduated 2003MD

Residency

TTUHSC

Awards

Hispana of the Year (2012)
Redes En Accion Hispanic/Latino Cancer South Central Regional Network
HOWARD HUGHES MEDICAL INSTITUTE RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP AWARD

Affiliations

Texas Medical Association
American College of physicians
National Hispanic Medical Association

Publications

Post-cardiac injury syndrome following transvenous pacemaker insertion: A case report and review of the literature.
Investigation of Individuals Exposed to a Healthcare Worker with Cavitary Pulmonary Tuberculosis
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