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Dr. David Wong

Emergency Medicine
Houston, TX
22 years experience male

About

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Board Certified Emergency Medicine physician who sees how the system fails everyday decided to create a solution to make care more affordable and accessible and... transparent -- empowering patients and doctors. www.snaphealth.com. If I provided an answer to a question that helped you, please help me by liking us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/snaphealth. Thanks!

Specialties
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Emergency Medicine

Licenses

United States: Texas

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

81 Answers
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Wong
Emergency Medicine 22 years experience
Possible: Unfortunately, though rare, you can still develop a clot even on medication. The filter doesn't prevent clot it just prevents it from shooting up to ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Wong
Emergency Medicine 22 years experience
Could be: Kidney stone, urinary tract infection, pitched nerve among others.
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Wong
Emergency Medicine 22 years experience
You could get sick: But usually orange juice that has spoiled tastes bad (rancid). If it's been a couple days and you don't have abdominal pain, diarrhea or vomiting, yo... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Wong
Emergency Medicine 22 years experience
Probably shingles: Look up "shingles" or herpes zoster. It's a re-activation of chicken pox - hard to tell without seeing it, but that's what it sounds like.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Wong
Emergency Medicine 22 years experience
Dry skin: Try moisturizing more often - take less hot showers (the heat dries out your skin) and it could be mild eczema.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Wong
Emergency Medicine 22 years experience
Not very high: It's always a possibility - after all, the sperm just has to touch the egg, but that's a long distance for the sperm to swim, so it's not very likely ... Read More
A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Wong
Emergency Medicine 22 years experience
Anxiety, arrhythmia: The best way to tell is to wear what's called a holter monitor - basically an ekg that's always attached to you so it monitors your heart all the time... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Wong
Emergency Medicine 22 years experience
Reactive: Usually those are reactive to a recent or present infection - and yes usually lymph nodes.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Wong
Emergency Medicine 22 years experience
Yes: Sounds like you may have a second degree burn.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Wong
Emergency Medicine 22 years experience
Surgery: An orthopedic surgeon (bone doctor) can tighten the muscles and ligaments that hold the shoulder in place with a surgical procedure.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Wong
Emergency Medicine 22 years experience
Depdends: Not sure how you can tell that the pain you're having is from gas -- but no - extreme abdominal pain after an abortion is not normal.
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Wong
Emergency Medicine 22 years experience
Maybe: But very unlikely. All that has to happen for pregnancy to occur is that the sperm needs to contact the egg. While very unlikely that the sperm mana... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Wong
Emergency Medicine 22 years experience
Don't: If he's hungry, he'll eat. Your focus as a parent is to get him to eat nutritious food -- there's an epidemic of obese kids in the country and you nee... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Wong
Emergency Medicine 22 years experience
Abrasion?: Hard to say without seeing it. Did you scrape the skin off? Otherwise, sometimes just banging it can make the nerves hypersensitive.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Wong
Emergency Medicine 22 years experience
No: The reason they're keeping him/her in the hospital is that a baby's oxygen saturation should be above 97% so they're probably giving him/her extra oxy... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. David Wong
Emergency Medicine 22 years experience
Surgery: It's likely a minor procedure but it would need to be cut out.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Wong
Emergency Medicine 22 years experience
Could be: Go see a doctor - ideally a breast specialist for an examination.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Wong
Emergency Medicine 22 years experience
Depends: Among the things that can cause the symptoms you describe are kidney stones (yes, many have a normal ua), collapsed lung, pleurisy, pulmonary embolism... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Wong
Emergency Medicine 22 years experience
A cyst: If you're describing a recurrent abscess - meaning a big pimple keeps coming back - it's possible you have a cyst there that keeps getting infected an... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Wong
Emergency Medicine 22 years experience
Not much: If you're otherwise healthy, tamiflu which works against the virus only shortens the course of the illness by one day. The bloodwork would not be hel... Read More
A 75-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Wong
Emergency Medicine 22 years experience
Yes: It's considered first line therapy for uncomplicated urinary tract infection.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Wong
Emergency Medicine 22 years experience
It should be fine: The U.S. Has very very stringent regulations about medications and their expiration dates, but the effectiveness drops by a percent or less in that ti... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Wong
Emergency Medicine 22 years experience
Slipped disc: In your back there are vertabrae (bones - like bricks) and then there are soft discs between them (like the mortar between bricks) - you can slip them... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Wong
Emergency Medicine 22 years experience
A combination: Of things - probably some motion sickness and perhaps jetlag if you took a cruise in another timezone. A medication called Antivert (meclizine) presc... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Wong
Emergency Medicine 22 years experience
Hard to say: It's very difficult to diagnose rashes without seeing what it looks like but it may be a fungal infection (sort of like jock itch). You can try looki... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Wong
Emergency Medicine 22 years experience
Neosporin: Sounds like you might have a bit of a skin infection - try applying neosporin to it 2-3 times a day.
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Wong
Emergency Medicine 22 years experience
Several things: Among the things that can cause what you're describing are kidney stone, ovarian cyst, ovarian torsion, urinary tract infection., bowel spasm, irritab... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Wong
Emergency Medicine 22 years experience
Hard to say: Burning chest pain right after throwing up might be ok. If it's pressure like (like someone's sitting on him), he feels it going to his jaw, neck, bac... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Wong
Emergency Medicine 22 years experience
Depends: If you don't have a fever, generally feel well and your tooth pain is improving, you're most likely not septic.
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Wong
Emergency Medicine 22 years experience
Maybe: Unfortunately the "cold" is caused by many different viruses so the one causing your friend's symptoms may be different from yours and so you can stil... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. David Wong
Emergency Medicine 22 years experience
Depends: 1) get stitches if needed 2) good wound care - keep it from getting infected - wash twice a day with soap and water and cover with thin film of antibi... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Wong
Emergency Medicine 22 years experience
Could be nothing: But it would be worthwhile to get your thyroid tested with a blood test called a tsh.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Wong
Emergency Medicine 22 years experience
Exhale: I'm guessing you're a nurses aide or something like that since you referred to the patient as a client. Have the take a deep breath and blow out slow... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Wong
Emergency Medicine 22 years experience
Tendon injury: Seeing a podiatrist (foot specialist) or orthopedic surgeon (bone doctor) might help -- an MRI might visualize an injured tendon which would not show ... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Wong
Emergency Medicine 22 years experience
A couple weeks: Benzodiazepines work by acting directly on the receptors on the cells so you get a more immediate effect. Paxil (paroxetine) acts by making your body... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Wong
Emergency Medicine 22 years experience
No: There are more criteria than that - including size, coloration.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Wong
Emergency Medicine 22 years experience
Informational: You can actually see the lining of the uterus (womb) on ultrasound so knowing where you are in your cycle helps to know what they should expect to see... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Wong
Emergency Medicine 22 years experience
Several things: Pancreatitis, gastritis, ulcer, gallstones, gerd among other things.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Wong
Emergency Medicine 22 years experience
Many things: Depends on how long it's been going on and what other symptoms you have - could be pleurisy, pneumothorax or pulmonary embolus.
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Wong
Emergency Medicine 22 years experience
Fibromyalgia: That would be in the differential.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Wong
Emergency Medicine 22 years experience
Lots of things: Hepatitis is a general term for inflammation of the liver which is often what elevated liver enzymes represent - but many things can cause that inflam... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Wong
Emergency Medicine 22 years experience
Talk to your ob: It could be normal, but swelling associated with high blood pressure, protein spilling in your urine is not.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Wong
Emergency Medicine 22 years experience
Depends: Hard to say without examining her, but could be a muscle spasm - try massage, warm packs and ibuprofen.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Wong
Emergency Medicine 22 years experience
Genetic testing: You can testing done when the baby is born to identify who the father is. No way to know based on what you wrote.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Wong
Emergency Medicine 22 years experience
Depends: On which hormones you're talking about - an endocrinologist is a physician who specializes in hormones.
A male asked:
Dr. David Wong
Emergency Medicine 22 years experience
Probably OK: If you don't have a fever and are otherwise feeling fine, you're probably ok.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Wong
Emergency Medicine 22 years experience
Depends: A physician can tell sometimes if the child is old enough to speak, but sometimes an xray is necessary.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Wong
Emergency Medicine 22 years experience
Not medical: There are many resources on the internet on how to do this and really isn't a medical question - but the best advice is to use the serial dilators -- ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Wong
Emergency Medicine 22 years experience
Maybe: You could be having mild contractions. Call your ob/gyn.

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HealthTap member
Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Wong is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Wong is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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We do have an appt at the end of the month. He is in good shape. Bikes and walks a lot. Thank you :)
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Thanks for your quick reply! I don't have insurance but I'll try to find a cheap doctor. Thanks
HealthTap member
Thank you. That's what I was thinking but when they tested my urine it didn't show it.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

The Ohio State University College of Medicine, OH
Graduated 2000MD

Residency

GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIV HOSPITAL

Awards

Top Emergency Medicine Specialist , First Place, Texas - Winter
2013
HealthTap Founding Doctor

Affiliations

american college of emergency physicians
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