Dr. Alan Feldman

Endocrinology
Jupiter, FL
43 years experience male

Locations

Office

Jupiter, FL

Address

4600 Military Trail, Suite 203, Jupiter, FL
Directions

South Florida Endocrine Center

Jupiter, FL

About

Bio

I was previously in practice in Princeton, NJ for 27 years, currently in practice in Southen Florida over the past year.

Specialties
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Endocrinology

Languages spoken

English

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1.1K Answers
75 Agrees
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Feldman
43 years experience
No adrenalin,cortiso: Once your adrenal glands are removed, you do not make essential adrenal hormones such as cortisol and aldosterone. You would need to be on oral medic... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Alan Feldman
43 years experience
Possibly: If your daughters growth plates are still open, she has the ability to grow taller. However, most females by age 16 have closed growth plates and can... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Feldman
43 years experience
Possibly: The only way that you can grow taller is if your growth plates are still open. This can be assessed with an xray. If they are closed, it is not poss... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Feldman
43 years experience
Normal: Your thyroid levels are normal. You did not mention whether you are on thyroid hormone or not. If you are, you should get thyroid levels done period... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Feldman
43 years experience
Unlikely: I have never heard of high testosterone levels associated with PCOS causing erythrocytosis. Receiving testosterone (typically by injection) can do th... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Feldman
43 years experience
Microprolactinoma: It sounds like you have a pituitary microadenoma that is producing prolactin. Although cabergoline is a very effective medication to lower prolactin ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Feldman
43 years experience
Close supervision: This is a strange question. IV epinephrine is typically only used in an ICU setting for people who are critically ill. It must be given under consta... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Feldman
43 years experience
Not likely: Progesterone can be associated with fluid retention, not deficiency. It appears that you are on an oral contraceptive. This can also cause some fluid... Read More
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Feldman
43 years experience
Not hyperthyroid: The high TSH means that you are not on enough thyroid hormone and that your actual thyroid level may be low. There are many reasons why people feel s... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Feldman
43 years experience
Insulin resistance: Most patients with PCOS have it as a result of insulin resistance. Since metformin improves insulin resistance, it can be a very effective medication... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Feldman
43 years experience
Yes: If you have high blood sugars, you are likely diabetic or prediabetic. It depends on how high your sugars are. In either event you need to be avoidin... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Feldman
43 years experience
Yes: Any stress, both physical or emotional tends to raise sugar levels in diabetics
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Feldman
43 years experience
Not the same symptom: Hypothyroidism causes weight gain, swelling, cold intolerance, constipation. Adrenal insufficiency causes weight loss, weakness, dizziness when stand... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Feldman
43 years experience
Question?: I don't see your question, but if your weight has been stable, and you feel well, there is no need to try to make your weight increase, just for the s... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Feldman
43 years experience
Yes: A Hba1c above 6.5% is consistent with diabetes. Although your fasting glucose is normal, you likely have high sugars later in the day after eating. ... Read More
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Feldman
43 years experience
Which thyroid level: There are various types of thyroid blood tests. I don't know of any particular one where it is supposed to be 4 or 5. If your TSH level was 1.8, tha... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Feldman
43 years experience
Not much: You need to tell us what number is considered abnormal. In many labs negative is <1, but is some the negative range is much higher. In any event,... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Feldman
43 years experience
Hyperthyroidism: Overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism) is due to excess amounts of thyroid hormone. Symptoms include weight loss, feeling hot, tremors, fast heart beat... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Feldman
43 years experience
GP, endocrinologist: Diagnosing hypothyroidism is not difficult despite what you may read on the internet. The most sensitive test is a TSH level. When high, it implies ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Feldman
43 years experience
Why?: Andractim is a cream/gel that supposedly contains dht. So what? It is not regulated by any recognized medical entity. There are no legitimate studi... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Feldman
43 years experience
Don't exist: There are no reliable glucose meters that work without getting a drop of blood. Some advertisements will say "i don't need to stick my finger". What... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Feldman
43 years experience
Possibly: Although salt craving is a symptom of addisons disease, most people who crave salt do not have this disorder, as it is very rare. Major symptoms of a... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Feldman
43 years experience
No: Januvia is a "weight neutral" drug, meaning it neither promotes weight gain or weight loss. Other medications like metformin, byetta, or victoza (lir... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Feldman
43 years experience
TSH: The most sensitive test for determining thyroid levels is the TSH level. Low levels imply that the thyroid function is high, whereas high TSH implies... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Feldman
43 years experience
Treated: Hashimoto's thyroiditis is an autoimmune disorder in which the immune system is attacking the thyroid, causing inflammation, and ultimate destruction ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Feldman
43 years experience
They are different: BMR is basal metabolic rate, the rate at which your body burns calories when you are at rest. It is a measure of body metabolism. Bmi is body mass i... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Feldman
43 years experience
Cushings disease: An elevation of acth and cortisol is seen in people with cushings disease. However, other problems like medical stress, depression, and alcoholism ca... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Feldman
43 years experience
No iodine: The only dietary restriction for most people with mildly high thyroid levels is to avoid excess iodine, typically found in seaweed or kelp. Whey prot... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Feldman
43 years experience
Yes: That blood sugar level is normal for both before and after eating.
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Feldman
43 years experience
Probably not: An enlarged thyroid (goiter) can be related to genetic tendencies (familial goiter), autoimmune thyroid disease, hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, iodi... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Feldman
43 years experience
No easy answer: You have a bmi of 35.8, obese. You should see a doctor to make sure you have no medical reason for your weight problem, such as hypothyroidism. Weig... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Feldman
43 years experience
Needs followup: An enlarged adrenal gland, or small nodules in the adrenal gland can be seen fairly commonly on ct scans of the abdomen. Most small nodules are benig... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Feldman
43 years experience
Possibly: Thyroid glands are typically seen during an ultrasound of the carotid arteries. If a cardiac ultrasound looks up high enough, or if you have a thyroi... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Feldman
43 years experience
Depends: People with type 1 diabetes do not make enough insulin. They must be on Insulin to treat their diabetes, there is no substitute. People with type 2 ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Feldman
43 years experience
Depends: Growth hormone should only be given to people with growth hormone deficiency. It is usually diagnosed in children who are not growing properly. Grow... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Feldman
43 years experience
Not at same time: Hyperthyroidism is an overactive thyroid, hypothyroidism is an underactive thyroid. You can't have both at the same time, but occasionally one can go ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Feldman
43 years experience
Ovarian suppression: Testosterone in females usually comes from the ovaries. As you take a birth control pill it turns off your ovaries, thereby also turning off the prod... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Feldman
43 years experience
Yes: Diabetes can occur at any time. Pregnancy can bring out diabetes in someone who is at risk. Gestational diabetes is a condition in which sugars rise... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Feldman
43 years experience
Possibly: The endocrinologist has more experience with adrenal nodules. He/she can make sure that you have had the correct tests done to make sure that it is n... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Feldman
43 years experience
Depends: The most important thing is to get it done in the morning, from a reliable lab. Even large labs like quest or labcorp have problems doing reliable te... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Feldman
43 years experience
Levels normal: These levels are pretty much normal. The day 21 Progesterone may be slightly low but it depends on how accurate you are in figuring out the day of th... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Feldman
43 years experience
No: Your weight will always be a function of how many calories you take in versus how many you burn up. If your blood sugars have been high, you would lo... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Feldman
43 years experience
Die: Dying is probably the worse thing that can happen with any disease, including hypothyroidism if it becomes severe enough and is not treated. Weight g... Read More
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Feldman
43 years experience
No: Energy level is mostly a state of mind rather than a physical attribute. If you have problems with your sperm count, you need to see a urologist and/o... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Feldman
43 years experience
Hypothyroid: A high TSH is consistent with primary hypothyroidism. You should have a free T4 level done. Lh is unrelated to thyroid. A low level could be relate... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Feldman
43 years experience
Many nonspecific: Symptoms of thyroid disease are nonspecific. Hypothyroidism typically causes fatigue, weight gain, feeling cold, constipation, heavy periods, sleepin... Read More
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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Feldman
43 years experience
Not so far: Your thyroglobulin level is high, but this is to be expected within a few months after receiving radioactive iodine. The TSH is at the lower end of n... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Feldman
43 years experience
Unlikely but possibl: Symptoms of a low thyroid are extremely common in the population. Most people who feel tired, gain weight, have dry skin, hair loss, memory loss, do ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Feldman
43 years experience
No: Osteopenia simply means low bone density. This does not cause back pain, but does increase the probability of having a fracture. However, at your ag... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Feldman
43 years experience
Possibly pregnant: The HCG test you had was equivocal, meaning you could be pregnant, but it is too early to be sure. You should do another in a few days.
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Aug 2, 2014
Great doc! Wonderful answers. Thank you!
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May 4, 2014
hello doctor i using, sustanon,testosterone depo and deca durabolin , every week deca+testo after 3 days only sustanon. i use for 2 week. and now i want stop is dangerous somthing can you help me wha...Read More
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Nov 19, 2013
Dr. Feldman, Many thanks for your advise. I shall continue taking the Ecosprin AV 75. Thanks again. I shall recommend you to some of my friends Regards, Lalita (Mrs)
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! thanks but she has low level of TSH less than 0.05 and Free T4 and Free T3 with in normal, range 5 years ago still now also TG ,antiTG-ve
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! I'm 17 years old, I have this around my neck, inner thighs and armpits. I feel like this holds me back from doing so many activities :(
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you!! I don't know why my doctor just said it looked fine. Anyway, I'm glad I asked for a copy. I'm getting blood sugar levels A1C :)

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Pennsylvania
Graduated 1980MD

Residency

Kaiser Foundation Hospital- San Francisco

Awards

Top Endocrinologist, First Place, Florida - Winter
2013
Top Endocrinologist, Second Place, National - Summer
2013
Top Endocrinologist, First Place, Florida - Summer
2014
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