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Dr. David Simons

Anesthesiology
Lititz, PA
40 years experience male

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Anesthesiology

Licenses

United States: Pennsylvania

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

14 Answers
8 Agrees
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Simons
Anesthesiology 40 years experience
7 days: Suboxone withdrawal is usually over in 7 days however some symptoms may persist for a month or two. Physician supervision during this process is essen... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Simons
Anesthesiology 40 years experience
Get it checked: Ibuprofen is safe if taken on an occasional basis in proper doses. The lump on your back is unrelated but should be checked out by a physician.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Simons
Anesthesiology 40 years experience
It depends: Naloxone is an opioid antagonist used to reverse the effects of opioid side effects which include slowing of the breathing, nausea, itching among othe... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Simons
Anesthesiology 40 years experience
Yes: The reduction of an ankle fracture will be a most unpleasant experience without anesthesia.
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Simons
Anesthesiology 40 years experience
No: Epidural steroid injections may be effective for the treatment of sciatica. Side effects include a flare up of symptoms. New symptoms may indicate pro... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Simons
Anesthesiology 40 years experience
No: Epidural steroid injections may cause nerve root irritation which is temporary however i doubt that your recent epidural has caused your groin pain. I... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Simons
Anesthesiology 40 years experience
Ancillary block: An axillary block would be my choice - these blocks are done under ultrasound guidance safely by trained anesthesiologists the wrist block can work ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Simons
Anesthesiology 40 years experience
Both: Both are antidepressants with sedative properties that may last for extended periods of time - this effect is tolerated differently by each patient. I... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Simons
Anesthesiology 40 years experience
Yes: Intrathecal pain pumps are a 'last resort' treatment for chronic intractable low back pain that is unresponsive to the more conventional therapies. Th... Read More
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A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Simons
Anesthesiology 40 years experience
Yes: Nitric oxide may increase endurance and possibly extend the 'pump' after a work out. The supplement is actually arginine which is an Amino Acid import... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Simons
Anesthesiology 40 years experience
Low risk: Epidural placement is safe in most patients and considered a low risk procedure if done by qualified individuals. Risks include death, infection, blee... Read More
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A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Simons
Anesthesiology 40 years experience
Tylenol (acetaminophen) limit: Do not exceed 3 grams of tylenol (acetaminophen) daily - 6 per day is your limit.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Simons
Anesthesiology 40 years experience
Increases blood flow: Nitric oxide has been marketed as a performance enhancer for athletes - Nitric Oxide increase blood flow to muscles and helps to maintain the 'pumped ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Simons
Anesthesiology 40 years experience
Yes : Black and tarry stools with abdominal distention is a reason to seek immediate medical attention. It may indicate bleeding and bowel obstruction requi... Read More
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Simons is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Simons is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I feel much better now!
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, PA
Graduated 1982MD

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