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Dr. Allan Goldstein

Internal Medicine
Birmingham, AL
57 years experience male

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Office

Bham, AL

Address

880 Montclair RD #270 , Bham, AL
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Internal Medicine

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

223 Answers
6 Agrees
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allan Goldstein
57 years experience
OCD: Too much self demand. Do your part. You can't make people be you. Trust those you work with.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allan Goldstein
57 years experience
Yes: Is part of a normal diet.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allan Goldstein
57 years experience
Don't know: You would have to list all medicines, prescriptions and otc, that he recently took.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allan Goldstein
57 years experience
More than 2 weeks: Most problems treated with otc should resolve quickly.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allan Goldstein
57 years experience
Probably not: Treat as sinus infection. If doesn't get better see doctor.
A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Allan Goldstein
57 years experience
It might: Can be near the respiratory center. Check with your doctor to rule out other causes.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Allan Goldstein
57 years experience
Yes: Due to dryness in the throat.
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Allan Goldstein
57 years experience
May be a problem: Need to make sure it is not a heart rhythm problem.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Allan Goldstein
57 years experience
1500-1800: Must exercise as well--burn off more than you eat and you will succeed.1 lb./week is good weight loss.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allan Goldstein
57 years experience
Yes: Depends on type of cancer.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allan Goldstein
57 years experience
Not usually: If it continues have it evaluated.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allan Goldstein
57 years experience
Work of heart: Too high of a pressure increases heart work and aggravates coronary disease or muscle dysfunction.
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Allan Goldstein
57 years experience
Several: Infection, bleeding. Collapsed lung---treat cause of recurrent fluid in the chest.
A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Allan Goldstein
57 years experience
Depends: If trapped may need surgery. If you have had surgery several weeks.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allan Goldstein
57 years experience
Yes: May need higher dose or different medication.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allan Goldstein
57 years experience
PCP: Most primary physicians can treat depression successfully.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allan Goldstein
57 years experience
A lot: Radiation and chemotherapy treat cancer. Dialysis treats renal failure.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Allan Goldstein
57 years experience
Good: Exercise and reasonable diet will get rid of the fear.
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Allan Goldstein
57 years experience
It can: Cut down on alcohol. If doesn't help see doctor.
A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Allan Goldstein
57 years experience
Decongestant: Oral or spray.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allan Goldstein
57 years experience
Tumor: Type and extent of tumor determines if one or both should be used.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allan Goldstein
57 years experience
Nothing: Nonspecific and non-worrisome.
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Allan Goldstein
57 years experience
Medication: Also diet control and exercise.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allan Goldstein
57 years experience
A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Allan Goldstein
57 years experience
Evaluation: The ENT has probably done a full workup that defines the problem and directs his decision.
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Allan Goldstein
57 years experience
No: Anemia can exist with hypothyroidism but it is not iron deficient and it corrects with the thyroid correction.
A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Allan Goldstein
57 years experience
Actually 3: Side effects, non compliant personality, lack of funds.
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Allan Goldstein
57 years experience
Yes: Depends on the cause of the infection.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allan Goldstein
57 years experience
How delivered: Chemo--iv, injection, by mouth radiation---xray treatment.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Allan Goldstein
57 years experience
No magic: Weight loss should be due to reasonable diet and exercise. 1 pound a week is great. Rapid weight loss is dangerous and the weight comes back.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allan Goldstein
57 years experience
Both growths: Polyp usually benign but may be malignant. The term tomor usually means cancer.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allan Goldstein
57 years experience
Heat: Heating pad or medicated patches. If no relief check with your family doctor.
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Allan Goldstein
57 years experience
Pancreatic disease: Can be due to alcohol, gallstones , high triglycerides, infection.
A 65-year-old male asked:
Dr. Allan Goldstein
57 years experience
Yes: They don't rupture but they can bleed and need to be evaluated and removed.
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Allan Goldstein
57 years experience
Malignancy: Cancer of the mouth of the uterus.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Allan Goldstein
57 years experience
None : No treatment available. Not contagious. If progressive it can be very serious.
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Allan Goldstein
57 years experience
Yes: Vitamin b complex and multiple vitamins. Best thing to do is stop drinking or cut back significantly.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Allan Goldstein
57 years experience
Probably ok: You need evaluation for the shortness of breath to see if it is illness or just out of shape.
A member asked:
Dr. Allan Goldstein
57 years experience
Possible rhinitis: If a lot of nasal congestion you can have this problem.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allan Goldstein
57 years experience
No: Some people can come off medication but they are still epileptics and should be followed by their physician.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allan Goldstein
57 years experience
A lot: Asthma is spasm of the airways. Chronic bronchitis is chronic sputum production.
A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Allan Goldstein
57 years experience
Feel better: Fewer upper respiratory infections.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allan Goldstein
57 years experience
Yes: Balanced diet is better along with exercise.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Allan Goldstein
57 years experience
Varies: Could make it worse---physician should decide best medication approach.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allan Goldstein
57 years experience
Not likely: Would be very rare and unusual.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Allan Goldstein
57 years experience
Too soon.: May be too soon to be able to evaluate. Problem may be worse than thought. Talk to your md.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allan Goldstein
57 years experience
Very little: Still a bad health habit.

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HealthTap member
Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Goldstein is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Goldstein is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
Mar 31, 2013
Very quick to answer, and would refer him to any person in need
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Thanks for your quick reply! Will keep trying. Thinking I may have a thyroid problem. Can you tell me what pills a doctor could prescribe in helping me lose weight
HealthTap member
Thanks for your quick reply! Thank u for the quick reply... I just got over a cold... But this has been occuring for a while... Should i go see a doctor?
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Thank you so much for your very quick reply. I have an MRI tomorrow for a previous Tumor on sacrum and waiting on my stool sample to come bk

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

The Ohio State University College of Medicine, OH
Graduated 1965MD

Awards

Top Doctor, Second Place, Alabama - Winter
2013
Top General Internist, Second Place, Alabama - Winter
2013
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