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Dr. David Weissman

Internal Medicine
Southfield, MI
25 years experience male

Locations

Office

Southfield, MI

Address

16800 W. 12 Mile Road, Suite 100, Southfield, MI
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 8:00am - 4:00pm
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Fax

(248) 483-5301

Insurances accepted

Aetna

Blue Care Network of Michigan

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan

Cigna

Golden Rule Insurance Company

Humana Insurance Company

Medicare

UMR

United HealthCare Insurance Company

About

Bio

I am a general internist in Southfield, MI. I have a small, solo practice with one physician assistant and no partners. I offer a membership-based personalized healthcare option to my patients where they enjoy greater access to me, including 30-90 minute office visits, minimal wait times, and access to my cell phone so they can reach me any time of day or night. I guarantee availability to all of my patients within 24 hours, and I have even made a few house calls when necessary. I also serve as a medical "facilitator" in the sense that I can arrange for much more expedient visits with specialists, I have time to assist with forms and paperwork often required by employers, insurance companies, etc., and I will generally do everything I can to take care of all aspects of the health and well-being of my patients. My personalized model allows me about 5-10 times more time per patient, so I am NEVER rushed, and patients don't leave until all concerns have been addressed. For those who do not choose the personalized healthcare membership, my physician assistant, who works under my direct supervision, will be their primary health care provider. All of her notes, prescriptions, diagnostic studies and referrals are ultimately reviewed by me. But they don't have nearly the same level of access to me as my member patients. I am on the ambulatory staff at Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, MI, which is only about a 5 minute drive from my office. I visit my member patients in the hospital and talk to their families throughout their stays. Also, I converse daily with the medical team and we work together to expedite the hospitalization and get my patients well and back home as quickly as possible. I strongly encourage my patients to be educated about their conditions and I emphasize wellness in my practice. I even lead a weekend walking group at the Somerset Collection on Saturday and Sunday mornings at 8:30 am. If you'd like to meet me, you are welcome to join any weekend!

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.

Internal Medicine

Licenses

United States: Michigan

Doctor Q&A

74 Answers
24 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A member asked:
Dr. David Weissman
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Gestational age: If you were "6 weeks pregnant" on August 30th, by standard conventions, that means your last period was 6 weeks before August 30th, or July 19th. So, ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Weissman
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Arm pain: Your description is not specific enough to make a diagnosis. I would need to know where in your arm (shoulder, upper arm, forearm, etc.), how long it'... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Weissman
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
You can't: I'm sorry, but I don't believe bow legs can be corrected in an adult without surgery. Physical therapy may help to some degree, but modalities like le... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. David Weissman
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Chest tightness : Left sided chest symptoms are always worrisome, because they make physicians think of heart problems. However, if you are a 23-year-old male, this bec... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Weissman
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Emergency: This is worrisome, and I would go to an emergency center, urgent care center, or your doctor ASAP. Sharp abdominal and lower back pain associated with... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Weissman
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Scoliosis: What people call a lumbar prominence is also called scoliosis. The only FIX for this is to have surgery. While back braces and exercises may alleviate... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. David Weissman
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Ear lobe spot: Clearly, this should be evaluated by the physician who froze the original spot on the earlobe. For now, this does not seem to be an emergency. If you ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Weissman
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
It might be normal..: ...but you really need to talk to your ob/gyn doctor or your primary care provider. There are a number of things which can affect your regular menstru... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Weissman
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Balanced diet: In general, the safest way to eat is to choose more NATURAL foods and avoid foods which are produced in a factory. Think of what cavemen used to eat, ... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Weissman
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Several issues....: First, I'm not clear if you have things that are shaped like almonds embedded in your stool, or if your stool itself is almond-shaped. Second, it is a... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Weissman
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Sleep and anxiety: The first issue is to deal with the anxiety. You may have a generalized anxiety disorder and that is treated with psychotherapy, medications or both. ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Weissman
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Yes, but...: After the flu, lymph nodes may remain swollen for several weeks, though usually we tell patients that after 2-3 weeks, the lymph nodes should start to... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Weissman
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Visual hallucination: This is a natural physiologic phenomenon in all human beings and is not characteristic of high myopia. If you are still concerned, I would recommend y... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. David Weissman
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Knee braces: There is some controversy over exactly what knee braces do and how they work. However, the concensus in the medical commmunity is that they can be ben... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Weissman
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Ultracet (tramdol and acetaminophen): While Ultracet (tramdol and acetaminophen) is technically NOT a narcotic, it is what they call an "opiate analog." This means it works similarly to op... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Weissman
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
ABCDE for Melanoma: "abcde" is the easy mnemonic for melanoma (the worst kind): a = asymmetry - one half is different from the other half. B = border irregularity - the... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Weissman
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Lupus: Lups is a very difficult diagnosis to make correctly, since there are many diagnostic criteria, and test results are not 100% accurate for this condit... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Weissman
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Exercise tolerance: Your body needs to gradually work up toward doing a longer or higher intensity exercise routine. Start by doing no more than "moderate" intensity, for... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Weissman
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Yes...: Nasal and sinus congestion during pregnancy is very common and is due to the dilation, or opening up, of your blood vessels which naturally occur with... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Weissman
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Nabumetone (Relafen): Nabumetone is what we call an NSAID (Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug). This means it's in the same category as ibuprofen (Motrin or Advil) and na... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Weissman
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Surgeon/dermatologis: You need a surgeon (a general surgeon or preferably a colorectal surgeon) or a dermatologist to I&D (incise and drain) the boil. Boils are actuall... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Weissman
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Breast swelling: It is very normal and common for breasts to swell before or around the time of a woman's menstrual cycle. Also, it often varies from month to month, s... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Weissman
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
No, you're okay.: The absolute maximum daily recommended amount of acetaminophen is now 3,000 mg as recommended by the makers of Tylenol. The US FDA has allowed a maxim... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. David Weissman
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Dialysis: its impossible to tell whether you need dialysis based on 3 creatinine readings. It looks like you're going in the right direction, but I have no idea... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Weissman
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
They should not.: Probiotics are just normal bacteria which typically do NOT cause infections...they're called non-pathogenic bacteria. They help populate the colon wit... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Weissman
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Nausea & Vomitting: Those symptoms are worrisome, particularly after two days and if you're not keeping down any food or liquid. This can lead to dehydration which can be... Read More
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Weissman
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Maybe: Benicar (olmesartan) is very expensive, so a lot of people look for substitutes which are similar but less expensive. You should talk to your doctor a... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Weissman
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
A few possibilities: This could be (1) musculoskeletal pain (like pulled muscle, broken rib, vertebral compression fracture), (2) kidney pain (like kidney stone or infecti... Read More
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Weissman
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
No, it can't.: The only way a virus can make you sick is if it gets into your cells, affects the activity inside those cells, and then multiplies and spreads to othe... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Weissman
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Time is a clue.: The fact that your nose is worse in the evening suggests that there is an environmental allergen you're exposed to during the day, but not necessarily... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. David Weissman
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
See a doctor ASAP!: Your symptoms suggest a few possibilities. It's possible you have a simple viral infection (like a cold), you should be checked for streptococcal phar... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Weissman
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Maybe : A "low functioning" kidney, by itself, should not cause pain. BUT, a kidney infection or a kidney stone COULD cause exactly the kind of pain you're ha... Read More
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Weissman
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Testing the stool: The first thing to do is to test the stool. Your provider should order fecal leukocytes (white cells, to check for infection or inflammation), stool b... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Weissman
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Geographic Tongue: You MIGHT have "geographic tongue" (see the photo). Unfortunately, this is what's called a "poorly understood disease." A dentist or primary care prov... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Weissman
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Eustachian tubes: Sounds like Eustachian Tube Dysfunction. They connect from the middle ear to the back of your nose/throat. Often, when people get colds or even simple... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Weissman
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
You MUST see doctor: Obviously, peeling, sores and breast pain are not normal and it needs to be treated, preferably sooner rather than later. You could have a fungal infe... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Weissman
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Gastroenteritis: Stomach viruses, also called gastroenteritis, can last from anywhere from a few days to about two weeks, depending on the particular virus, the patien... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Weissman
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Bladder wall: Thickening of the bladder wall is not a disease, it's a clinical sign. In other words, it's something a doctor can see on ultrasound or CT scan, but i... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Weissman
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Vaginal discharge: Possibilities include yeast infection, bacterial vaginosis, trichomonas, or just normal vaginal discharge. You should see your ob/gyn doctor or primar... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Weissman
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Different sizes...: While men often consider penis size a very important factor, sexual partners usually don't care nearly as much. Furthermore, there is not much that ca... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Weissman
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Not much...: Infant formula is obviously very safe for infants, and is therefore also safe for adults. I'm not sure you would like the taste of it very much but ev... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Weissman
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Trouble breathing: It might be from anemia, or a low blood count. When you lose blood, your red blood cells and hemoglobin levels go down. Hemoglobin, a molecule in red ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Weissman
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Pop and puncture?: The "popping" of the back is like "cracking" of the knuckles. It is a sound people hear when they manipulate their back and bubbles in the synovial fl... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Weissman
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Don't worry...: ...but, you should at least have it evaluated. A "lump" above your knee joint after playing basketball suggests an injury to the joint or the soft tis... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Weissman
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
You could be...: Obviously, the first step is to get a home pregnancy test. If it's positive, then you need to see an ob/gyn specialist ASAP. If it's negative, then yo... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Weissman
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Abdominal pain: That kind of pain coupled with no appetite and constipation is an emergency. Go seek medical help immediately.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Weissman
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
All good, but...: Robaxin (methocarbamol) is probably best for muscle pain, in my opinion. None should upset your stomach, but I've had very good experience treating pa... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Weissman
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Your weight is ideal: A normal BMI (body mass index) is between 18.5 and 24.9. To calculate your BMI, you need to take your weight in kg (51) and divide by your height in m... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Weissman
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Sounds neuropathic: Usually, the sensation of "tingling" is coming from a nerve problem in that location. In a 28 year old, it could be from sciatica (a pinched nerve com... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Weissman
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Fasciculations: Muscle fasciculations is a medical term for "muscle twitching." These are basically involuntary muscle contractions. Many things can cause them, inclu... Read More

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Apr 11, 2015
Dr David Weissman is an excellent physician, very knowledgeable,passionate, and on the top of his field. He is a great value to the people of MI, and to the family of health tap
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Weissman is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Weissman is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thanks Dr. Weissman! I've been making an effort to eat more, smaller meals throughout the day. A little slow-going at first, but I will keep at it.
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This made me feel good. Thanks! It's not a lesion, just a discoloration-but thank you I have an appointment with an ENT and dentist. Thanks again.
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This made me feel good. Thanks! I rather thought I was doing the right thing. Thanks again!!! :)

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Michigan Medical School, MI
Graduated 1997MD

Residency

RUSH UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER

Awards

B.S.E. Cum Laude, Aerospace Engineering, University of Michigan, 1990
Sigma Gamma Tau, Aerospace Engineering Honor Society
Most Influential, Second Place, Michigan - Spring
2015

Affiliations

American College Of Physicians
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