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Dr. Luis Bendezu

Internal Medicine
Charlotte, NC
30 years experience male

Locations

Mecklenburg Medical Group

Charlotte, NC

Address

15110 John J. Delaney Dr, Suite 200, Charlotte, NC
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About

Bio

Board certified in internal medicine and a Fellow of the American College of Physicians. Involved in teaching as well as clinical practice. Interests include hypertension, hyperlipidemia, and diabetes.

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

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

97 Answers
57 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Bendezu
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
Have intercourse: I'm not sure what exactly you're trying to do or asking. If you're trying to get pregnant, he should really be ejaculating inside you. Everything else... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Luis Bendezu
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
An emergency: Your friend should be in the er being seen for vomiting blood. Log off and take him in.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Bendezu
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
Maybe not: One can have some very mild discharge during your cycle as your hormones fluctuate. This can be perfectly normal. The fact that you have no other symp... Read More
A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Bendezu
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
Need more info: Need to hear a little more, is it new? Hurt? Size? Etc etc.
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Bendezu
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
A steroid : It's often used for eczema, dermatitis, rashes, etc.
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Bendezu
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
Not much: The size of your breasts is determined by your genes. Most women have one breast slightly larger than the other.Very few of us are perfectly symmetric... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Bendezu
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
Swelling & numbness: Not sure what you're asking. The symptom of swelling is swelling and the sypmtom of numbess is the sensation of numbness in/around your lips.
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Bendezu
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
Maybe nothing: In a young person, a thin person, children, sometimes lymph nodes are very easy to feel. They aren't really swollen, just easily felt. Are they tender... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Luis Bendezu
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
See your doctor: Spitting up blood is never ok. If you smoke even more so. Stop smoking and follow up with your doctor.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Bendezu
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
Yes: If you are having palpitations from too many stimulants, then stopping them should resolve the palpitations. Remember that other things can also caus... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Bendezu
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
No: This usually means there are skin contaminants in the urine sample.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Bendezu
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
Yes but....: I think you're in a bit of denial. If you've had seven tests that are positive chances are that you're pregnant, not that the tests are wrong. See you... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Bendezu
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
Not much: If you're coming down with a viral infection there is nothing much you can do to "prevent" it. You can make sure you get plenty of rest, take over th... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Bendezu
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
Could be normal: Hard to tell if this is what you're describing, but as one ages one can develop a slight light colored ring around the iris (colored part of the eye).... Read More
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Luis Bendezu
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
Yes and no: Adult height is mostly determined by your genetics. Eating well and exercising will help you grow to your full potential, but not anymore than whateve... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Bendezu
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
It's complex: It's great that your husband is taking such good care of himself. His HDL is determined not just by his diet and exercise, but also by his parents. It... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Bendezu
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
Consider blood test: It is possible you're pregnant and the home test just missed it. Although they are getting more accurate all the time, the blood test is much more acc... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Luis Bendezu
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
Difficult to say: First of all if you "pee a lot" , i dont know if you mean you go frequently or void large amounts or both. Frequent urination can be caused by many th... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Bendezu
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
What's your question: Yes, in certain conditions sometimes the heart can be shocked (called cardioversion) to return it to its normal rhythm. This is typically done by a c... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Bendezu
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
See your doctor: There are numerous reasons for itching. Have your doctor examine and make the right diagnosis.
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Bendezu
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
Autoimmune: Lupus is an auto-immune disease which can have a multitude of symptoms and can range from being very mild to life threatening. It's not clear how peop... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Bendezu
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
Varies: The active drug , thc, is broken down by your body and excreted over time. How quickly you clear those metabolites depends on your size, how much fat ... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Bendezu
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
Yes and no: Yes, that is a steroid cream and no, i would not recommend you use it on your face without seeing someone. Steroid creams should only be used on your ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Bendezu
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
NO: If you're referring to fibromyalgia the answer is no. Fibromyalgia is characterized by muscle aches and pains esp over certain "trigger points". As fa... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Luis Bendezu
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
See your doctor: The symptoms you're describing could be due to an infection either in your bladder or your urethra (tube that exits your bladder). My concern would al... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Bendezu
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
See your doctor: Many things can cause this, irritation from soaps, detergents and fabric softeners, other infections, etc. The best thing to do is to see your gyn.
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Luis Bendezu
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
Physical therapy: It's best that someone show you the best exercises to do and monitor your progress so yo don't re-injure yourself.. A physical therapist or physiatris... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Bendezu
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
UTI: Sounds like you may have a uti. Other types of infections and conditions can also cause this though so best to see your doctor and get checked.
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Bendezu
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
Swallowing eval: A fees test is an endoscopic evaluation of your swallowing. A small, thin fiberoptic scope is usually placed thru your nose and down your throat to lo... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Bendezu
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
Depends: Coryza can be caused by infection as well as allergies. There are some other less common causes as well. If this has been ongoing for more than a few ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Luis Bendezu
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
No: In reviewing the prescribing information, i don't see that mentioned as a possible side effect of the drug.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Bendezu
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
Alcohol: Alcohol is mild appetite stimulant, so often times people feel hungrier when they've had a bit to drink (think aperitif). Drinking also alters our jud... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Bendezu
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
Africa: Ebola virus was first described in 1976. It was first noted in africa and named after the ebola river.
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Bendezu
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
Be patient: Bell's palsy will usually resolve on it's own. It can occasionally be caused by certain viral infections and it's always important to see your doctor ... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Bendezu
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
Might: Domperidone is a motility agent and anti- nausea medicine. It's usually used for gastroparesis and slow small intestine transit times. It may help wit... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Bendezu
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
No: This won't harm your baby and can easily be treated by a podiatrist. There are over the counter remedies that sometimes work as well but as you're pr... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Luis Bendezu
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
No but..: The drug is broken down by the liver and eliminated by the kidneys. If you have severe liver disease or kidney disease the dose may need to be adjuste... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Bendezu
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
Might be a node: A small painless lump in your armpit may be just a lymph node. Unless you're getting more of them there or other places, it's growing, or having othe... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Bendezu
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
Complicated: The ESR is a marker of inflammation. Infections and auto-immune diseases are two things that can make it go up. It also tends to go up a little as we ... Read More
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Bendezu
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
Side effect: Many medicines can you feel tired as a side effect. Cymbalta (duloxetine) can do that as well. If you believe that is why you're having a problem, tal... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Bendezu
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
See your doctor: Don't try to open if or desl with it yourself. These can quickly turn very messy if you try to of something yourself. Please see someone
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Bendezu
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
See your doctor: I don't know but definitely not ok and should be evaluated. Having that much blood loss for that length of time is worrisome in general because of the... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Luis Bendezu
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
See your doctor: Sounds like something his doctor should take a look at. Diabetics especially can be more susceptible to infections. They also can get unusual skin iss... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Bendezu
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
Hard to answer: Both drugs are safe and generally well tolerated if taken as recommended. They have slightly different side effects which is why one may be used inste... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Bendezu
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
There isn't: Tanning is your skin's response to damage from uv rays. Your skin is trying to protect itself. There is no such thing as "safe tanning". If you spend ... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Bendezu
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
About 63 inches: Or 5 feet, 3 inches.
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Luis Bendezu
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
See your doctor: There are many possibilities . This is something best addressed by speaking to your doctor and having them examine you.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Bendezu
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
No but: Heartburn does occur often during pregnancy, usually worsening as the baby gets larger and pushes up on your abdomen. By itself, however, it is not a ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Bendezu
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
Do you need to?: That's a better question, and the follow up is why do you need it? The drug itself is similar to Benadryl (diphenhydramine) with similar side effects.... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Luis Bendezu
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
Sometimes: Everyone is different. Some people are more sensitive than others. The dose that is " just right " for you may be different and what works for you ma... Read More

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Jul 17, 2013
great answers. Thank you. Very helpful!
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Bendezu is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Bendezu is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thanks, i wonder if i should get another biospy? Thank you Dr!! :)
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Thanks for your quick reply! I really appreciate it. This happened when I was 12. Now 23 with pain
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Thanks for your quick reply! Yes pain to touch. About size of dime. Can feel down sides so grape

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Connecticut School of Medicine, CT
Graduated 1992MD

Residency

Barnes JEWISH HOSPITAL

Awards

Top Doctor, Second Place, Charlotte Region, NC - Summer
2013
Thought Leader, Third Place, Charlotte Region, NC - Summer
2013
Top General Internist, First Place, North Carolina - Summer
2013
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