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Dr. Ahmad Saab

Family Medicine
Henderson, NV, Lebanon
44 years experience male

Locations

DaVita Healthcare Partners of Nevada

Henderson, NV

Address

2825 Siena Heights Dr., Henderson, NV, US
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
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Practice website

Fax

7024921467

Insurances accepted

UnitedHealthcare

Health Plan of Nevada

Tricare

Medicare

UnitedHealth Group

About

Bio

I am a board certified family physician, fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians AAFP and The American Medical Informatics Association AMIA. During my 39 years of medical practice, I have had a chance to experience a wide variety of medical practice settings, outpatient, hospitalist and ER including private practice in Lebanon, California, Arkansas and Nevada. I worked in all types of medical settings including Critical Access Hospital in Arkansas, Community Health Center in California and Patient Centered Medical Home in Las Vegas, Nevada, Patient centered Medical Home in Henderson and I have a lot of experience in Clinical Informatics.

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Family Medicine

Licenses

United States: California, Nevada

Languages spoken

Arabic

Doctor Q&A

136 Answers
77 Agrees
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad Saab
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Sore throat: It is better to see a doctor ASAP. Although most sore throats are viral and self limited some are due to strep and need to be treated with antibiotic... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad Saab
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Blood pressure: It is normal for blood pressure to fluctuate, that is why we usually do not treat high blood pressure until we get a high reading on 3 different occas... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ahmad Saab
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Hypoglycemia: Several patients have reactive hypoglycemia which means they produce more insulin than needed when they get a sugar load which causes the sugar to dro... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad Saab
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Sore throat: Sore throat could be viral or due to strep or mono. See your doctor to determine cause and treat accordingly.
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ahmad Saab
Family Medicine 44 years experience
GERD: Yes it is ok to use a PPI. A lot of patients need to take that long term. Use Omeprazole 20 mg once or twice daily as needed. See your doctor if sx... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Ahmad Saab
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Rash: itching is common with rashes. You need to check what is causing the rash. It could be bed bugs, allergy to detergents, contact with feather or dawn... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ahmad Saab
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Facial hair: Facual hair is hormone related puberty can be delayed in some patients. A healthy diet including vitamins A C and E is helpful for healthy skin.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad Saab
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Urticaria: Take Zyrtec 1 tablet daily and ranitidine 150 mg twice daily. You can also use Aveeno (oatmeal) body wash or moisturizer. Check if you took any new ... Read More
A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ahmad Saab
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Both types of Pnumonia vaccine are needed. They cover different strains. You need to take Prevnar 13 first and one year later, you need to take Pneu... Read More
A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ahmad Saab
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Tingling in hand: This can be positional. You might have slept on your hand. Carpal tunnel might also cause that. Neck problems such as disk disease can also cause t... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ahmad Saab
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Ignore: The most common cause of poor vision with age is cataracts. This is easily treatable with surgery.
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad Saab
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Anemia: Iron deficiency anemia is the most common cause of anemia. It can be due to heavy periods. It can be treated with ferrous sulfate 325 3 times daily ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad Saab
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Epigastric pain: This is most probably related to excessive acidity which can be associated with gastroesophageal reflux and peptic ulcer disease. Omeprazole or Zanta... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad Saab
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Insomnia: Many conditions can cause insomnia. Some of them such as sleep apnea is a serious condition, associated with stopping breathing during sleep which ca... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ahmad Saab
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Testicle lump: Many types of lumps can appear in scrotum. Epididimytis is usually painful needs to be treated with antibiotics. Varicocele is a wavy lump not painfu... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad Saab
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Infectious disease: Usually not. If the plan is to do infectious disease fellowship, it would be better to do internal medicine residency.
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ahmad Saab
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Hair loss: Minoxidil 5% is a topical preparation otc that can help with that.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad Saab
Family Medicine 44 years experience
LLQ abdominal pain: This is usually related to the colon if it only happens from time to time it could be related to constipation. If it happens frequently it could be r... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad Saab
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Rapid heart beat: One possible reason could be hyperthyroidism but there can be many others. It is important for you to see your physician.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad Saab
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Occipital headache: This could be a tension headache that is not worrisome. If the neck also hurts this could be due to cervical disc disease. Check with your doctor.
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ahmad Saab
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Bruising: Naproxen can lower the platelet count. It might contribute to that.
A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad Saab
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Garcinia: Initially there were alternative medicine claims that it might help with weight loss but there is no scientific proof for that and it is not approved ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ahmad Saab
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Nausea: Several problems can cause nausea including acid reflux, pancreatitis and gall bladder disease. The most common cause is acid reflux which can be tre... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad Saab
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Plan B: It is safe to use it. It does not interfere with the medications that you mentioned. It is supposed to be used as a backup only it should not replac... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Ahmad Saab
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Hepatitis B carrier: Hepatitis b is usually transmitted either through blood or sexual contact. It is easy to get protected against hepatitis b with hepatitis b vaccine. ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad Saab
Family Medicine 44 years experience
PCOS: This is a very common condition associated with elevated testosterone and inslulin resistance. Metformin is helpful to regulate the periods and impro... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad Saab
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Back pain: Many conditions can cause back pain. In younger patients scoliosis is the most common cause. It can also be due to muscle spasm due to poor posture ... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ahmad Saab
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Ignore: See a doctor immediately if you get sudden change in vision or flashes of light.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ahmad Saab
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Ignore: You cannot control your situation but you can control how you react to it. Always feel positive.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ahmad Saab
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Ignore: NSAIDs such as Naproxen are the drugs of choice. Low dose oral contraceptives are also helpful.
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad Saab
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Lymphadenopathy: these are worrisome sxs. You need to see your doctor as soon as possible for additional workup. This would include CT scan of the chest, abdomen and ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad Saab
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Poison ivy/oak: This could be poison ivy or poison oak. See your doctor you need to be in high dose steroids for about 5 days by mouth. Topical not likely to help.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad Saab
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Dysmenorrhea: Painful periods can be treated with naproxen. Low dose estrogen bcp are also helpful to make the periods lighter and less painful.
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad Saab
Family Medicine 44 years experience
High amylase: This could be due to pancreatitis or a problem with salivary glands. You need to check lipase. If lipase is high it is due to pancreatitis.
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ahmad Saab
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Low HDL: Exercise eat more fish use canola oil for cooking olive oil for salad. Niacin if HDL is very low if LDL is still elevated take a statin.
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ahmad Saab
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Blood in urine: This could be a UTI or a kidney stone. A urinalysis would be helpful. See your doctor.
A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ahmad Saab
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Lightheadedness: Many conditions can cause that but since you have heartburn you need to be checked for anemia which could be a result of GI bleed. Cardiac arrhythmia... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad Saab
Family Medicine 44 years experience
High uric acid: Ask your your doctor for a low purine diet. Medications like allopurinol can help. You only need to treat it if you have Gout or uric acid kidney sto... Read More
A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad Saab
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Varicose veins: This is usually due to varicose veins. The veins are thinned out and sometimes you get spider veins. Also over time the skinn is thinned out. That m... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad Saab
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Missed BCP: Chances are low if only one pill is missed but to be on the safe side use morning after or 4 pills of intermediate dose BCP or 5 tablets of low dose B... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad Saab
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Nausea sweating: These sxs are suggestive of anxiety but other problems such as hyperthyroidism might also cause similar sxs. Both problems are trarable. See your d... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad Saab
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Reflux: Many foods can trigger reflux the most common are spicy foods. Tomato sauce and milk.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad Saab
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Acne scars: Acne responds to benzyl peroxide and topical erythromycin. Severe acne requires Accutane . Acne scars respond to microdermabrasion, chemical peals a... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad Saab
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Brown patches: This could indicate tinea versicolor which is a common fungal condition in teen agers easily treated with topical selini sulfide selsun see your docto... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad Saab
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Carpal tunnel: It does help to wear a wrist brace for as many hours of the day as you can for a period of 2 weeks. If it does not help see your doctor to do a nerve... Read More
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ahmad Saab
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Open angle glaucoma: This problem rarely requires surgery. It usually responds well to topical eyedrops such as Xallatan, Alpha blocker drops or Cosopot. In rare severe ... Read More
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ahmad Saab
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Bronchitis: Most cases of Bronchitis are viral and do not require an antibiotic unless you are a smoker in which case you might have Chronic Obstructive Lung Dise... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad Saab
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Fried food: Canola is a good oil for frying however in general it is not healthy to fry fish or any other food it is much healthier to eat fish broiled. Fried fo... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ahmad Saab
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Perleche: This sounds like perleche. It is also called angular chilitis. It usually responds well to a topical moisterizing ointment or lip balm and or to an ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ahmad Saab
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Hemorrhoids: It is probably a hemorrhoid which is common after constipation. Use preparation H OTC, use stool softener, see your doctor if it persists

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Mar 24, 2015
Great doctor. Consistently gives thoughtful, insightful and expert advice.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Saab is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Saab is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks for your quick reply! Turns out 0 test low estrogen. started estratest. Fingers crossed
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Thanks for your quick reply! I do feel like I "need" to get sick occasionally, but it's rare.
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Your answer was very helpful! Thanks :) That was very informative and helpful thanks a ton.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine, Lebanon
Graduated 1978MD

Residency

State University of New York at Stony Brook
Completed 1995

Awards

Board Certified, American Board of Family Medicine
Fellow American Academy of Family Physicians
Certificate of 25 years long term membership. American Academy of Family Physicians

Affiliations

American Academy of Family Physicians
Nevada Academy of Family Physicians

Publications

Saab, A. Why It's Time to Purchase an Electronic Health Record System. The STFM Resource Library; 2011. Available from: http://www.fmdrl.org/3635
Saab, A. Virtual Office Visits. The STFM Resource Library; 2011. Available from: http://www.fmdrl.org/3634
Saab A. Patient Centered Medical Home (How Do We Apply It?). The STFM Resource Library; 2012. Available from: http://www.fmdrl.org/4001
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