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Dr. Lois Copeland

Internal Medicine
Hillsdale, NJ
54 years experience female

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Internal Medicine

Licenses

United States: New Jersey

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

46 Answers
8 Agrees
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lois Copeland
Internal Medicine 54 years experience
Left handed nature: At one time children would be forced to switch from left handedness to right handedness through persistent exercises and use of the right hand rather ... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lois Copeland
Internal Medicine 54 years experience
Neoplasm is possible: When one "freckle" is darker than the others, it may be suggestive of a possible melanoma and needs to be investigated and probably biopsied to be sur... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lois Copeland
Internal Medicine 54 years experience
AI managed medically: It has been my impression that valve replacement is not usually necessary in aortic insufficiency. If your prior surgery was for the aortic valve, it... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lois Copeland
Internal Medicine 54 years experience
Facial flush origin: Dilatation of facial arterial or arteriole supply will result in facial flushing: it may be a normal response to environmental or social interaction, ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lois Copeland
Internal Medicine 54 years experience
Anovulatory Cycle: It is possible that you do not always ovulate and your normal hormone cycle will not occur without ovulation, thus giving abnormal periods.
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lois Copeland
Internal Medicine 54 years experience
Complication stone: The presence of stone(s) and probable complicating infection can cause the pain in such a diverticulum. A urologist can perform procedures which will ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lois Copeland
Internal Medicine 54 years experience
Physical exam needed: It is not possible to make a definitive diagnosis without a physical examination to evaluate possibility of an actual physical cause rather than emoti... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lois Copeland
Internal Medicine 54 years experience
Exam localization: If one has greater discomfort on compression of the ribs near the cartilaginous joints rather than a diffuse tenderness over the chest wall, it would ... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lois Copeland
Internal Medicine 54 years experience
Effect of sun: Yes, sun burn causes vasodilatation and heat does escape from the dilated blood vessels. In addition, the skin can actually burn. It is best to avo... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Lois Copeland
Internal Medicine 54 years experience
Elastics necessary?: Although the elastics may not be rubbing themselves, they may be pulling on the braces such that the gums are injured and begin to bleed. You should ... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lois Copeland
Internal Medicine 54 years experience
Effects of chemorx: Yes, a potential side negative side effect of chemotherapy is the creation of other neoplasms which may be cancerous. Chemotherapy must be administer... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lois Copeland
Internal Medicine 54 years experience
Gluten enteropathy: You may need evaluation for celiac disease (wheat, rye or barley allergy) which commonly results in iron deficiency. Underlying blood loss should be ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lois Copeland
Internal Medicine 54 years experience
Daily dosing: Usually, xanax (alprazolam) has benefits which last for an entire day. The usual dosage of xanax (alprazolam) is once daily, although results are some... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lois Copeland
Internal Medicine 54 years experience
Cellular malfunction: Ecchymoses (your "random bruising" ) can develop when clotting factors or platelets are not performing normally. At times Aspirin may result in bruis... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Lois Copeland
Internal Medicine 54 years experience
Benign lipoma likely: Lipoma is fatty tissue which is usually easily compressible; If a massive size, there might be difficulty; if the size is not massive, there is no re... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lois Copeland
Internal Medicine 54 years experience
Nephrolithiasis: It is possible that a stone has formed in the left kidney and is traversing the ureter, causing pain in the left lower chest/back. An examination and... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lois Copeland
Internal Medicine 54 years experience
Examination needed: A gynecologic exam is in order, perhaps an ultrasound of the pelvis looking for possible endometrial thickening. You may need further investigation in... Read More
A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lois Copeland
Internal Medicine 54 years experience
Colonoscopy needed: Although recurrent hemorrhoids may be the cause, it would be best to undergo a colonoscopy to visualize directly what is going on in your colon. Bloo... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lois Copeland
Internal Medicine 54 years experience
Potentiation by etoh: It is not wise to take alcoholic beverage with that dose of xanax (alprazolam). That is a relatively high dose, and the alcohol will potentiate its e... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lois Copeland
Internal Medicine 54 years experience
Insufficient info: There is some conflict in your information: complaint of constant bowel movement does not go along with the complaint of constipation; clarification i... Read More
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lois Copeland
Internal Medicine 54 years experience
Unsafe sex at 13: It might be emotionally damaging to the 13 year old to have sex at such a young age. It is unlikely that a true emotional relationship would be in ex... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lois Copeland
Internal Medicine 54 years experience
Yes - attn needed: There is the possibility of a post traumatic thrombo phlebitis in your leg, with resulting recent pulmonary embolus to the lungs.....A prompt visit is... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lois Copeland
Internal Medicine 54 years experience
Caution with calcium: Recent studies have shown a significant increase in coronary artery calcification with use of calcium oral supplements. Best to avoid them, but get s... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lois Copeland
Internal Medicine 54 years experience
Piriformis syndrome: My experience with piriformis syndrome has involved pain in the affected side groin and hip area. There is pain on LOWERING the affected side leg aft... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lois Copeland
Internal Medicine 54 years experience
Popliteal bursitis: You may have a popliteal bursitis which can occur through overuse, trauma, or rheumatoid autoimmune affliction. Ibuprofen is appropriate and usually ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lois Copeland
Internal Medicine 54 years experience
Mass vs multiple: Question of abnormal position of the fetus arises, or perhaps multiple babies present in the uterus. You need to have gyn exam with probable ultrasou... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lois Copeland
Internal Medicine 54 years experience
Normal variation: You have a very early pregnancy, without much enlargement of the uterus at this time. You may have the nausea of pregnancy, and decrease in hunger is... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lois Copeland
Internal Medicine 54 years experience
Cold compresses help: I have found that tendinitis frequently responds to application of cold compresses, particularly gel devices kept in a freezer which when applied to t... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lois Copeland
Internal Medicine 54 years experience
Post biopsy hemorrha: It is possible that the biopsy site is bleeding, or the needle may have punctured an artery and the diaphragm as well. The ;physician who performed t... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lois Copeland
Internal Medicine 54 years experience
NSAID a good choice: Use of NSAID would be helpful if tolerated....Cannot use if you have active ulceration or esophagitis.Gastritis. Drugs such as aleve or advil are otc ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lois Copeland
Internal Medicine 54 years experience
?Gyn-renal axis HT: Your blood pressure is definitely too high, particularly the diastolic pressure. Although there may be no connection to your irregular periods, a ren... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lois Copeland
Internal Medicine 54 years experience
Exercises, not drugs: I would suggest breathing and perhaps other exercises; as a pregnant individual, i would not suggest the use of anti anxiety drugs. Hypnosis might he... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lois Copeland
Internal Medicine 54 years experience
Pregnancy unlikely: It is unlikely that you could become pregnant if your period is due in four days. Ovulation usually occurs 14 days prior to your next period, and an... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Lois Copeland
Internal Medicine 54 years experience
Dose vs heart: Your blood pressure is too low for the kind of exercise you did and does not correspond to the rapid heart rate. I would suspect the possibility of ac... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Lois Copeland
Internal Medicine 54 years experience
Anticoagulation wise: Prophylactic anticoagulation would be helpful and probably indicated providing the type of surgery being performed would not be impacted negatively by... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lois Copeland
Internal Medicine 54 years experience
Possible tear: It sounds as though you might have torn, partially or fully, a tendon or muscle belly in the calf. You need to consult with an orthopedist if the pai... Read More
A 68-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lois Copeland
Internal Medicine 54 years experience
Treatments for AFib: Electrohysiologists may be able to map your heart to find the foci which need to be ablated (ablation therapy)in order to stop the atrial fibrillation... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lois Copeland
Internal Medicine 54 years experience
Potential overdosage: 10,000.00 units is a very large number; Usually maximum is around 5000 units, with 1000 to 2500 commonly used. Diarrhea can complicate the use of hi... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lois Copeland
Internal Medicine 54 years experience
Streptococcus: The symptoms you present arre very suggestive of a streptococcal infection, probably tonsillar (which frequently may be felt in the ear (or radiate to... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lois Copeland
Internal Medicine 54 years experience
Radiation of pain: It is likely that your discomfort in the right shoulder may be secondary to gall bladder disease, or "cholecystitis" with irritation of the diaphragm ... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lois Copeland
Internal Medicine 54 years experience
Metal conducts cold;: If your braces are made of a metal, metal conducts cold, and therefore it is a normal reaction for you to feel the cold in your gums relative to to t... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lois Copeland
Internal Medicine 54 years experience
Nerve vs brain: Pinched nerve in neck can cause pain and malfunction (weakness or paralysis/paresis of a part which may mimic a stroke, but location of stroke is in b... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lois Copeland
Internal Medicine 54 years experience
An anxious mind: Psychologists, psychiatrists, generalists and internists are all available to you to explore your problem. Your time of life might be a contributing ... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lois Copeland
Internal Medicine 54 years experience
Abdominal pain on R: It is possible that acute appendicitis may be manifest in this area. Ruptured or rupturing ovarian cyst may also be painful in this area. If you hav... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lois Copeland
Internal Medicine 54 years experience
Garlic beneficial: Garlic is generally a healthy substance to eat. One does have to watch out for its effect on breath, letting itself be known by odor.
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lois Copeland
Internal Medicine 54 years experience
Need exam, bx: A mass usually requires biopsy. At the young age you mention it will usually be benign, such as a fibroadenoma, but medical examination is needed, po... Read More

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Copeland is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Copeland is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Your answer was very helpful! Thanks :) Thankyou Dr.lois Copeland,For Your Compassion And Knowledge.Fast reply
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My dr apt is on the 13th an I kno there is only 1 baby in there this wasn't helpful at all but thank u
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thanks =) i get a lotsa vitD+ cal frm food. Have osteo. Not absorbing?

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University, NY
Graduated 1968MD

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