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Dr. Duane Berkompas

Cardiology
Grand Rapids, MI
36 years experience male

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Cardiology

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

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A male asked:
Dr. Duane Berkompas
36 years experience
Many causes: Your blood pressure is normal. There are numerous causes for your other symptoms but most likely would be a "stomach" virus. Try and keep hydrated a... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Duane Berkompas
36 years experience
Possible: The best way to know is to simply stop taking it for one month and see what effect that has on your blood pressure. It it decreases then creatine sho... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Duane Berkompas
36 years experience
Uncertain: Because hypertension is such a complex problem, there is no doubt that there are published anecdotes of those "cured" by many alternative medicine app... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Duane Berkompas
36 years experience
Possible: Does not sound like cardiac pain. Not unusual for gerd symptoms to act like this. An easy test is to simply take an over the counter medication for ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Duane Berkompas
36 years experience
Yes: The active ingredient is Diphenhydramine hcl - an over the counter anti-histamine that is generally very safe even in the elderly. That said, blood ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Duane Berkompas
36 years experience
Possible: Most chest discomfort that occurs while taking an antibiotic is from gerd. I would try adding an acid reflux medication that your pharmacist can make ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Duane Berkompas
36 years experience
Higher is better: Most of published data points to the health benefit of increasing carotenoids in our diet. There does not appear to be a need to lower levels. Data ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Duane Berkompas
36 years experience
Various factors: There are 3 red blood cell measurements that correlate with various types of anemia. They are mcv. Mch, and mchc. These factors help determine the c... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Duane Berkompas
36 years experience
No: A quick review shows that most consumers trying to find a quick fix have been extremely disappointed with this program. It's claims are misleading. ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Duane Berkompas
36 years experience
No: This is a difficult question. Even some new procedures in the media (renal artery denervation) does not "cure" hpertension to the point where medica... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Duane Berkompas
36 years experience
It depends: The normal glucose level 2 hours after the ogtt is below 140mg/dl. Levels between 140 and 200 indicate "impaired glucose tolerance" and above 200mg/d... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Duane Berkompas
36 years experience
Yes: Millions of americans suffer from hypertension. However the causes are complex and evaluation and treatment options should be done by a licensed phys... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Duane Berkompas
36 years experience
Heart rate is low: Your heart rate seems unusually low. Any side effect with any medication is possible. Also, some blood pressure medications, like beta-blockers, can... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Duane Berkompas
36 years experience
Yes: Accutane however has been associated with a very extensive list of possible side effects. Blood pressure and heart rate are among a number of things ... Read More
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Duane Berkompas
36 years experience
Most likely PVC's : Most likely premature ventricualr contractions. Best testing would be an outpatient monitor and echo (ultrasound study of heart). This would be only... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Duane Berkompas
36 years experience
Unlikely: Could be stress but there are many possibilities. You need to have a thorough evaluation by a physician. Would be a tremendous time though to give u... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Duane Berkompas
36 years experience
Probably can't: Hypertension is too complicated with many factors affecting it to "keep if from recurring". Goals for any patient with hypertension are to restrict s... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Duane Berkompas
36 years experience
Trauma: Most likely there was some trauma induced by the procedure that resulted in bleeding in the stomach. If enough bleeding occurs it will cause vomiting... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Duane Berkompas
36 years experience
Need to know normal: Goal for most patients is to have top blood pressure below 140 (under 135 for diabetics) and bottom pressure under 90 (under 85 for diabetics). It i... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Duane Berkompas
36 years experience
Yes: There are many individuals with hypertension that consume too much alcohol, caffeine, and are more than 25 pounds overweight. Patients with hypertens... Read More

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Berkompas is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Berkompas is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Your answer was very helpful, thanks! Also eliminate animal products, dairy and processed food. That was key
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, MI
Graduated 1986MD

Awards

Top Doctor, First Place, Lansing, MI - Winter
2013
Most Influential, Second Place, Lansing, MI - Winter
2013
Thought Leader, Second Place, Lansing, MI - Winter
2013
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