Dr. James Kufdakis

Internal Medicine
Tulsa, OK
40 years experience male

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James N. Kufdakis

Tulsa, OK

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620 N. Denver Ave, Tulsa, OK
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Tulsa, OK

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Internal Medicine

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English

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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Kufdakis
40 years experience
Coccygodynia: You could have a painful and bothersome condition known as coccygodynia. This could be coming from something as simple as the chair you sit on at work... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Kufdakis
40 years experience
Depends: This could be something as simple as being dehydrated or he could be taking dietary supplements like vitamins which could also do this. If he is eatin... Read More
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A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Kufdakis
40 years experience
Definitely: Diabetes is serious in and of itself without complications. You need to get to the closest er or urgent care center asap. The kidneys are one fo diab... Read More
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A 68-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Kufdakis
40 years experience
Normal Rate: Usually normal rates are considered to be between 60-100 bpm. However, if one is cardiovascularly fit, the rate may be in the 40s and still be conside... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Kufdakis
40 years experience
Be careful: If you are referring to citalopram the ssri antidepressant, you should be tapered off slowly as going off suddenly could cause a rebound like conditio... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Kufdakis
40 years experience
Partial retraction: Partially retractable foreskin means that you are not circumsized and that your foreskin can't be easily retracted to expose your full glans. This sho... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Kufdakis
40 years experience
Possible irritation: You may just have irritation from the mechanical aspect of friction. If the burning continues, or if you start with discharge, plevic pain or fever, s... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Kufdakis
40 years experience
This depends: There are several different forms of hepatitis. The most usual ones are the viral type but there are hepatitis a, b, c, d, e, and g. Of these a, b, ... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Kufdakis
40 years experience
Migraine equivalent: It sounds like you are having a migraine equivalent. However, if you have high blood pressure or other risk factors, TIA vs cva are certainly consider... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Kufdakis
40 years experience
Not always: You should only take Diflucan (fluconazole) if you have a diagnosed fungal infection.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Kufdakis
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Doesn't sound bad: If you had a sharp pain in your head while having a bowel movement and the pain passed after the bowel movement, as long as you don't continue to have... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Kufdakis
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Possible OCD: If by "overthinking" you mean that you spend a lot of time going over the same thing again and again before acting on it, you could have ocd. This is ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Kufdakis
40 years experience
Ganglion cyst: This is a benign cyst that may cause pain by pressing against structures like nerves. If is is really bothersome, some physicians may recommend aspir... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Kufdakis
40 years experience
Possibly: There have been studies, the best known one from harvard stating that 1 glass of red wine with your meal may be good for cardiovascular health. There... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Kufdakis
40 years experience
Dystrophic vs fungus: You most likely do have a fungal infection of the nails and this condition can be very hard to treat. Lots of times you need to take an oral antifunga... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Kufdakis
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In a nutshell: The active ingredient in Gaviscon is simethacone. This is a surfactant that basically " breaks up gas bubbles" thus relieving bloating caused by "gas ... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Kufdakis
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CT of brain: Looking laceration of temporal artery and thus an epidural bleed.
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Kufdakis
40 years experience
Internist: A good internal medicine doc will be able to give you the appropriate treatment and recommendations.
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Kufdakis
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Possibly infection: Folliculitis is an infalmmation of the hair follicle. This could be as a result of either irritation like shaving too closely or could be a true bacte... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Kufdakis
40 years experience
Not directly: The quantity of HCG used in the diet is so low that it would not affect your period but, the diet also calls for you to restrict your calories between... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Kufdakis
40 years experience
Skeletal Vs nerve: Sacroillitis means an inflammation of the sacoilliac joint. Sciatica implies that the sciatic nerve is inflammed or irritated thus the cause of the pa... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Kufdakis
40 years experience
Nerve/muscle: The cause of your pain could be either muscular like a tendonitis of shoulder or a nerve entrapment like cubital tunnel or carpal tunnel syndrome of e... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Kufdakis
40 years experience
Probably not: Remember, the lymph nodes serve as kind of filters for the immune system so any kind of inflammation including infection can cause them to enlarge and... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Kufdakis
40 years experience
Very possible: Yes, there have been reported cases of injection site pain and irritation with flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl). You can try using an ice pack over the... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Kufdakis
40 years experience
Possible necrosis: This sounds like the bite may be becoming necrotic. A brown recluse bite frequently acts like this. Your bf should see a physician as he may need to h... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Kufdakis
40 years experience
Sorry.: Yes, it does sound like you did lose your virginity. I would recommend in the future you use protected sex and check with your doc about getting va... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Kufdakis
40 years experience
This depends: All this depends on the type of lung cancer, the size of the lesion, and if it has spread or not. If lung cancer is caught early enough, it can be cur... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Kufdakis
40 years experience
Possible Rosacea: You could have rosacea especially if the rash gets worse when you sweat, get hot, or get stressed. There are treatments for this. You should see your... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Kufdakis
40 years experience
See your DOC: You may just be having a run of the mill g-i viral infection. However, if the pain is localizing to the right lower abdominal quadrant you have to co... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Kufdakis
40 years experience
Most likely: If the hida scan is accurate and the results were 7%. You do have a dysfunctional gallbladder. If you are having symptoms like pain in your right upp... Read More
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A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Kufdakis
40 years experience
Would watch iron: Unless you have been diagnosed with iron deficiency, i would be very careful with iron. Iron can accumulate in vital organs like the heart and lungs ... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Kufdakis
40 years experience
No good option: I'm all for natural treatments when good ones are available but, in something as delicate as treating grave's disease, i would recommend the mainstrea... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Kufdakis
40 years experience
Possibly anxious: The answer lies in how long you might have had the symptoms. Also have you taken any medications or illlicit substances. If you have not taken anythin... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Kufdakis
40 years experience
You should not: The generally acceptable maximum dose is 3 mg. If this does not work for you, see your doc. You should never increase medication doses on your own wit... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Kufdakis
40 years experience
Oygenation: The short answer is that the lungs oxygenate the venous blood.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Kufdakis
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Fibromyalgia: You could have a condition known as fibromyalgia. This is a condition that is complex and not well understood. It seems to have something to do wiht n... Read More
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A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Kufdakis
40 years experience
Transvaginal : In general, the transvaginal ultrasound is better for looking at the pelvic structures.
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Kufdakis
40 years experience
Possible fracture: Did you twist or injure your ankle before the swelling began. You could have a severe sprain, an avulsion fracture or even a stress fracture. Ankle in... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Kufdakis
40 years experience
Definition: In general terms any growth can be referred to as a tumor. There are 2 kinds of tumors benign which are not generally life threatening and those which... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Kufdakis
40 years experience
Possible lymph node: If you are referring to your genital area near the groin, this could be a swollen lymph node. Lymph nodes serve as "filters" for your immune system an... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Kufdakis
40 years experience
Not always: You could try conservative management first like physical therapy, exercises, or manipulation therapy. These modalities could be tried alone or in co... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Kufdakis
40 years experience
Leukemia: The short answer is that if your peripheral count is totally normal, it is unlikely that you have leukemia but, when you are talking about cancer in g... Read More
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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Kufdakis
40 years experience
Quit smoking: By far, the most important thing you can do to stay healthy is to stop smoking. If you think about it, there is no organ system that is not affected b... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Kufdakis
40 years experience
This depends: If you have had a low back injury, this could be evidence of a "slipped disc". If you have a condition like " sugar diabetes ", it could be a neuropat... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Kufdakis
40 years experience
In a nutshell: The central nervous system consists of the brain and spinal cord. The peripheral nervous system refers to the rest of the nervous system.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Kufdakis
40 years experience
Quite possibly.: It is entirely possible that the soap you caused enough inflammation to cause abnormal appearing cells on your pap.
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Kufdakis
40 years experience
Short answer: A disc consists of 2 parts, a hard outer ring and a soft center referred to as the nucleus pulposus. A ruptured disc means the nucleus pulposus has ex... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Kufdakis
40 years experience
Possible hemorrhoids: Have you been constipated? It sounds like you may have hemorrhoids. I recommend you eat more fiber, drink more water, and possibly use a stool softene... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Kufdakis
40 years experience
Short answer no: The "bad fats" are called saturated fats and the "good fats" are referred to as unsaturated. It is generally thought that the monounsaturated fats are... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Kufdakis
40 years experience
Colposcopy is best: It sounds like what you have is what we call cin. Frequently , these changes have to do with exposure to hpv. You could wait and repeat your pap in 3... Read More
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Kufdakis is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Kufdakis is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! Thank you! I was scared. Because it happen twice and it make prefect sense and I was thinking that was the reason why.
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Thank you! Every dr I have seen has thought I had shingles until they hear no rash. They say I cannot have shingles if i don't have a rash
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thank you so much for getting back with me. Have a wonderful day.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Univ central del caribe school of medicine
Graduated 1983MD

Awards

Top Doctor, First Place, Tulsa, OK - Winter
2013
Most Influential, First Place, Tulsa, OK - Winter
2013
Thought Leader, Third Place, Oklahoma - Winter
2013
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