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Dr. Charles Rocamboli

Family Medicine
Lancaster, CA
19 years experience male

Locations

HIgh Desert Medical Group

Lancaster, CA

Address

43839 15th St, Lancaster, CA
Directions

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Office

Los Angeles, CA

About

Bio

Dr. Charles Rocamboli graduated medical school from the New York Institute of Technology in 2003. After finishing his post graduate training, he has been practicing emergency medicine in Los Angeles for the past six years. He received his undergraduate degree from the Univeristy at Albany, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude and has two publications in the journals of Biophysics and Neuroscience. As an undergraduate, he was a division I athlete and continues to remain in shape as an avid surfer and weightlifter. In addition, as an Osteopath, he has learned and continues to study alternative medical options. Dr. Rocamboli is currently the medical director at Sunrise Alternative Medicine clinic in Los Angeles. In 2011 Dr. Rocamboli founded CureCrowd.com which aims to be the largest medical study in history and compares conventional and nonconventional treatments for the first time. Dr. Rocamboli has been featured on numerous television shows with networks including Discovery health, History channel, TLC and MSN and is currently under contract at Discovery Chanel for the development of a new health based series.

Specialties
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Family Medicine

Anesthesiology

Urgent Care

Licenses

United States: California, Florida

Doctor Q&A

468 Answers
306 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Rocamboli
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Liver failure. : The biggest risk is liver failure. If you have any question if an overdose go get some nacytl-cysteine if possible at GNC l an get to an er immediatel... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Rocamboli
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Many possibilities. : This could be a number of issues depending on what other symptoms you have. I would want to know if the knee is swollen, red or warm? How long have yo... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Rocamboli
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Sure: Its possible for your body to cure a UTI without any treatment.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Rocamboli
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Possibly: You may have changed your gate (the way you walk) to compensate for an injury and caused abnormal stress on other joints. I don't know how the wrist w... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Rocamboli
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Use antifungal: Theoretically, but you can use it with an anti fungal. Try using some micatin (miconazole) with it.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Rocamboli
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Pregnancy?: If your worried about possibly being pregnant the answer is yes. Take a pregnancy test and if you are negative, and still don't have your period, i wo... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Rocamboli
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Yes: Yes if your otherwise healthy, but just don't get into a habit of taking high dose tylenol (acetaminophen). Occasional use is fine.
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Rocamboli
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Yes: Yes that is normal. Just keep an eye on it and make sure it resolves over the next week or so. I would only get concerned if it started getting worse ... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Rocamboli
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Cramp: That sounds like a cramp. If it is a tight squeezing feeling, then that's probably the cause. Try a sports drink, it should pass.
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Rocamboli
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Uterine Cancer: Post menopausal bleeding without a cause (hormone replacement therapy is the most common) is uterine cancer until proven otherwise. Get to a gyn asap.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Rocamboli
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Its fine: No, it will be fine. It just might upset your stomach.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Rocamboli
Family Medicine 19 years experience
No. : It takes about 20 weeks to feel the fetus move. (quickening) if you were that far along you would definitley be positve on a pregnancy test unless you... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Rocamboli
Family Medicine 19 years experience
It should not: No, it shouldn't. However, if it is done in significant excess, all bets are off. If its done less than 90 minutes a day, 6 days a week, you should be... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Rocamboli
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Heart inflamation: Myocarditits is inflammation of the heart muscle. It is usually caused by viruses or antibodies made to viruses/bacteria. It can have variable consequ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Rocamboli
Family Medicine 19 years experience
If you get a rash: If you get a bumpy rash around the site of the henna (similar to poison ivy), then you are probably allergic to henna.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Rocamboli
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Yes: Is it a sign? Yes. Does it mean you are ovulating for sure? No. I hope this helps.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Rocamboli
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Speak to your Dr.: If you are having outbreaks with every cycle then i would speak to a dr about suppressive therapy. Also try taking lysine 500mg once a day, you can bu... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Rocamboli
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Long and short of it: Chonic diseases last a long time and dont resolve well. Example - chonic back pain a patient will say "i have had back pain for the last 10 years" a... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Rocamboli
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Too much: Usually when the dose is that high it's prescribed once a month. Take a look at the directions. Unless you have a significant deficiency i usually rec... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Rocamboli
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Cyst: Sound like a cyst that is getting recurrently infected. Cysts have a skin like a grape and need to be surgically excised, in its entirety, for a perma... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Charles Rocamboli
Family Medicine 19 years experience
1-2 weeks. : Morning sickness can start as early as 1-2 weeks but will vary significantly.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Rocamboli
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Not related : They are probably not related. However if you are having severe testicular pain you should be seen by a doctor. You may need an ultra sound.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Rocamboli
Family Medicine 19 years experience
All can: All vitamins can cause nausea and vomiting. Especially if your pregnant.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Rocamboli
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Yes: Sure. I give Amoxicillin for utis in pregnancy all the time.
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Rocamboli
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Your high : Eat some cookies and take a nap. Also, marijuana does not seem to agree with you. You might want to stay away from it.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Rocamboli
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Fluids. : Go to an urgent care and see if you can get some fluids, Pepcid and zofran (ondansetron). It won't cure you but will help you feel better while your b... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Rocamboli
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Pulmonology : Sound like you need an x ray and work up. If you have tried that many medications, a referral to pulmonology may be warranted.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Rocamboli
Family Medicine 19 years experience
You need a CXR: You should probably have a chest x ray if you have been coughing for a couple of months. See your doctor.
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Rocamboli
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Okay : If you only have a cough and are otherwise healthy (no fever, chills, weight loss, body aches) then i would make an appointment with your doctor next... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Rocamboli
Family Medicine 19 years experience
A lot of stuff: It could be a lot of different things. However, whenever you have pain coupled with shortness of breath you need a physical and work up. Get to a doct... Read More
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A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Rocamboli
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Get to a doctor. : This could be anything from muscle strain to a pulmonary embolism. Got to a doctor.
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Rocamboli
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Lots: A couple of possibilities. You may have separated it, or damaged the muscles (rotator cuff). I would work on range of motion exercises and if it conti... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Rocamboli
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Zofran (ondansetron): Zofran (ondansetron) seems pretty effective and is generally well tolerated. However its best to take nothing if you can handle it.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Rocamboli
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Maybe: Smoking tobacco does cause pre-term labor. I don't think marijuana has been adequately studied for that. However i would guess the risk would be lower... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Rocamboli
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Go back: I would go back to your doctor if your symptoms have returned, especially the fever.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Rocamboli
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Yes: If not washing your face helps your skin then stop. I have had patients state the use only water for years. It is completely safe and sanitary.
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Rocamboli
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Might not be related: If it only happened once it may not be related. I would stay hydrated and if it continues see a physician.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Rocamboli
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Depends: If you were knocked out cold (loss of consciousness), it was getting progressively worse, or you have been vomiting it would be a good idea, but if n... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Rocamboli
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Yoga: If you don't have a major issue with your back, and you probably don't given your age, i recommend yoga. I have seen patients with chronic problems h... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Rocamboli
Family Medicine 19 years experience
You can: You can always get a culture, however they take at least 3 days to come back. Do you not trust your cousin? Jk ;).
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Rocamboli
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Ibuprofen : If it has only been a couple of days i would just give him Ibuprofen because he probably just has the flu. However, if he has any new symptoms or gets... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Rocamboli
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Worse or better. : I'm okay with these symptoms as long as they are not getting worse. If its getting worse see your ob/gyn.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Rocamboli
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Need a work up. : This sounds like you need a work up to figure out what is going on. Get to a doc.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Rocamboli
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Normal. : That sounds normal. Go to a doctor if it gets worse.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Rocamboli
Family Medicine 19 years experience
See a doctor : This could be a gallbladder issue or something worse. See your doctor for an evaluation. Abdominal pain is to tough to evaluate without an exam.
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Rocamboli
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Need more info: I wish it were so easy. Get back with the temp, duration and any other symptoms. (back pain, cough, burning with urination etc).
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Rocamboli
Family Medicine 19 years experience
See a doctor: It could be something simple like a migraine or something serous like meningitis. Get to a doctor asap.
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A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Rocamboli
Family Medicine 19 years experience
It's okah: That's fine as long as you feel better.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Rocamboli
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Back pain: Back pain is not that uncommon. Especially if you spend a lot of time carrying children. Take some Ibuprofen and a yoga class twice a week. At your ag... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Rocamboli
Family Medicine 19 years experience
It won't help : Cipro (ciprofloxacin) has to be absorbed which takes a couple hours then filter through your kidneys. Which takes a couple more hours. 500mg twice a d... Read More
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Testimonials
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Dr. Rocamboli has been a very active HealthTap (HT) contributor. I enjoy his plain-sense answers and down-to-earth insights. A real find on HT!
Jun 10, 2013
Dr. Rocamboli gives straightforward, helpful responses on a wide variety of topics. He's great to have on HealthTap!
Mar 30, 2013
I recommend Doctor Rocamboli. He iis a Dedicated knowledgeable and caring professional.
HealthTap member
This was very helpful. Thanks! I was searching for the answer to my question for half an hour. I read tons of long articles and found nothing! You just answered it in a few lines :)
HealthTap member
Thanks for your quick reply! I ended up in the ER glad you answered nothing was wrong but I didnt think to go until I read that thought it was just another pregnancy sym
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thanks doc! I'm not sure what you had meant in your additional comment at the very bottom but thanks for the fast reply. Anxiety consumes me

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

New York Institute of Technology New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, NY
Graduated 2003MD

Awards

HealthTap Top Doctor, Winter 2013
Top Urgent Care Specialist , First Place, National - Winter
2013
Top Family Physician, First Place, California - Summer
2013
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