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Dr. Neal Kraus

Hospital-based practice
Greenwood Village, CO
12 years experience male

Locations

Questcare CarePoint Hospitalists

Greenwood Village, CO

Address

Greenwood Village, CO
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 7:00am - 7:00pm
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Insurances accepted

Denver Health Medical Plan

Medicare

Other

About

Bio

My Care Philosophy: A patient needs time with their doctor. If I put no limits on that, the best care possible will follow.

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.

Hospital-based practice

Internal Medicine

Licenses

United States: Colorado

Doctor Q&A

105 Answers
186 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neal Kraus
Hospital-based practice 12 years experience
Depends on the Med: I would ensure the right medications were used. If you have an abscess, it needs to be drained. Many staph are resistant to antibiotics, but there h... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Neal Kraus
Hospital-based practice 12 years experience
Breakdown "criteria": The closest criteria for having a nervous breakdown within the psychiatric community is adjustment disorder with mixed anxiety and depressed mood (acu... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neal Kraus
Hospital-based practice 12 years experience
Possibly: If you eat enough of almost anything it will make you overweight.
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Neal Kraus
Hospital-based practice 12 years experience
Lower right: Lower right pain can be a number of things. Could be things like appendicitis, colic pain, or even a kidney stone. There's also something called ref... Read More
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neal Kraus
Hospital-based practice 12 years experience
Many things: It could mean many things. It could be as simple as you not getting exercise regularly and you are "deconditioned". It can be much more serious to b... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neal Kraus
Hospital-based practice 12 years experience
No proof its bad...: They haven't proven any problems from getting an MRI while pregnant, but they also haven't proven there isn't a chance of having a problem. If you ne... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neal Kraus
Hospital-based practice 12 years experience
Non-specific: You are articulating very non-specific symptoms. The high-risk / scary things doctors always are concerned about including heart attacks and blood clo... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neal Kraus
Hospital-based practice 12 years experience
Unlikely: Highly unlikely at your age with the exception of if you have certain genetic disorders (which unless you are adopted you would obviously know about);... Read More
A 64-year-old male asked:
Dr. Neal Kraus
Hospital-based practice 12 years experience
Duodenal ulcer: The old adage that a duodenal ulcer is relieved by eating and a gastric ulcer is worsened by eating isn't great to rely on, but i would seek followup ... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Neal Kraus
Hospital-based practice 12 years experience
If: If you drink, quit. If you don't drink, look at triglycerides and medications. Eat a low-fat diet!
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Neal Kraus
Hospital-based practice 12 years experience
Possible: You're on two medications from the same class... Are you seeing medical doctors for this? If so, be careful and i recommend seeing one doctor. There... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Neal Kraus
Hospital-based practice 12 years experience
Depends on burden: Depends on any number of factors. Yes. It is possible. I would avoid putting hands in mouth in general and if necessary to do so, I would highly re... Read More
A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Neal Kraus
Hospital-based practice 12 years experience
No.: Trazodone and oxycodone are entirely different classes of medications. Trazodone works on the serotonin receptor. Oxycodone works on the opiate rece... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neal Kraus
Hospital-based practice 12 years experience
Wild Yam Root: There are non-traditional reports of it helping by stimulating estrogen, which i suppose could influence one's fertility (but not necessarily to incre... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neal Kraus
Hospital-based practice 12 years experience
Possible: It is entirely possible. You should remember to use protection or get on birth control if you don't want to have children. Additionally, you can acq... Read More
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neal Kraus
Hospital-based practice 12 years experience
Not flu season: It's not flu season. This could be medication induced. If you were given an antibiotic for the "flu", you could be having a side effect from it.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neal Kraus
Hospital-based practice 12 years experience
None: If you're overweight, you shouldn't be gaining any weight.
A male asked:
Dr. Neal Kraus
Hospital-based practice 12 years experience
Seek treatment: i would get checked out. May need fluids or further testing. Stool appearance can be nonspecific. If oily film on surface may have problem with fat ... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Neal Kraus
Hospital-based practice 12 years experience
Tough to say: Could be a Baker's Cyst. Tough to say for sure. Ultrasound behind knee could show this.
A 74-year-old male asked:
Dr. Neal Kraus
Hospital-based practice 12 years experience
Anyone: They are professional managers of symptoms. This means if you are in a car accident at 25, you could visit a palliative doc for management of chronic... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Neal Kraus
Hospital-based practice 12 years experience
Ignore: Weigh yourself daily and track it. Do not run out of medications. Follow dietary restrictions.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neal Kraus
Hospital-based practice 12 years experience
Possible: If you are peeing more than normal, it may mean that your kidneys have hit the most sugar in your blood that they can filter, so you're spilling the s... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Neal Kraus
Hospital-based practice 12 years experience
Hmmmmm....: I bet either your aunt doesn't know his HIV status or she is actually HIV positive, herself. If neither of those are correct, she could be on antivir... Read More
A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Neal Kraus
Hospital-based practice 12 years experience
Depends: I knew folks prior to medical school that used pretty heavily. People who do Cocaine arent just contending with the addiction potential ( which is ba... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neal Kraus
Hospital-based practice 12 years experience
Possible answer: I found on a quick literature search that they should live 24 hours and would likely live 48 hours. I am not a fertility expert, so take that answer ... Read More
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neal Kraus
Hospital-based practice 12 years experience
See note: Associates answer is appropriate if you mean this is on eye and not supra temporal meaning near your eye brow.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neal Kraus
Hospital-based practice 12 years experience
Relative term: it depends on location and size and many many other factors.
A female asked:
Dr. Neal Kraus
Hospital-based practice 12 years experience
Blood in stool = ER: Without a compelling and known diagnosis, with constipation and blood in your stool you need urgent and depending on the circumstances even emergent e... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neal Kraus
Hospital-based practice 12 years experience
Indeterminate cause: If you had advanced hepatitis C mediated cirrhosis and poor synthetic function (your liver makes proteins among dealing with other important things), ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Neal Kraus
Hospital-based practice 12 years experience
Therapy: cognitive behavioral therapy. Exposure therapy (former better and more practical than latter) for this type of phobia I believe. Psychologist can he... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Neal Kraus
Hospital-based practice 12 years experience
Could be cardiac: It could be many things, among them is angina from her heart. The crux of the decision to present emergently for chest pain should be based off the p... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neal Kraus
Hospital-based practice 12 years experience
Spider bite: could be from a spider bite you suffered while sleeping. Generally painless bite. If expands and develops a central area of dark tissue, would get it... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neal Kraus
Hospital-based practice 12 years experience
Tough to say: Medications? There are several types of viral hepatitides. There are genetic reasons. Gallbladder dysfunction. Autoimmune causes. It is probably n... Read More
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Neal Kraus
Hospital-based practice 12 years experience
Seizures?: If they are related, I would think they would be either due to seizures leading to falls with equally concerning diagnoses being severe thrombocytopen... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Neal Kraus
Hospital-based practice 12 years experience
Both: It is a sign- the culmination and end result of any and all diseases.
A male asked:
Dr. Neal Kraus
Hospital-based practice 12 years experience
Depends: Dependent upon antibiotic to determine half-life (how long it takes for 50% of drug to be out of your system; however, there aren't many antibiotics w... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Neal Kraus
Hospital-based practice 12 years experience
Unlikely heart: The odds are in your favor significantly that you can stop worrying about your heart. The probability even without such extensive testing for someone... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neal Kraus
Hospital-based practice 12 years experience
Hearing loss: Seek audiometry testing from an ear nose or throat physician OR look for someone via American Speech–Language–Hearing Association online.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neal Kraus
Hospital-based practice 12 years experience
Palpitations: Many potential causes. Caffeine, medications, anxiety. Look into causes of intermittent palpitations with help of your physician. If continues and ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neal Kraus
Hospital-based practice 12 years experience
Imp / Urgent / Emerg: Differences are key. Diarrhea is not emergent unless contributing to dehydration. GI referral is reasonable. Tie-in would be undiagnosed tumor in... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neal Kraus
Hospital-based practice 12 years experience
No: Unless you want to pay out of pocket and find a physician that would humor your interest (I don't think it is appropriate however in that it is an ina... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neal Kraus
Hospital-based practice 12 years experience
ER Urgently: If you have a hoarse voice and are having problems with handling swallowing, I would get checked out in ER. Lateral neck xray to rule out retropharyn... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Neal Kraus
Hospital-based practice 12 years experience
Depends: It sounds as if you and your family are sharing an infectious gastroenteritis. Basically, you probably have the 'stomach flu'. What gets people into... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Neal Kraus
Hospital-based practice 12 years experience
Not likely: You can try expulsion therapy with an alpha blocker like tamsulosin. It's pretty big though and is not likely to pass spontaneously. You need to see... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neal Kraus
Hospital-based practice 12 years experience
If taking correctly : If taking birth control pills it is not likely but still is possible. If hasn't been more than 72 hours you can always get the morning after pill. M... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neal Kraus
Hospital-based practice 12 years experience
New prescription Rx: An old medication was recently reap proved for morning sickness... Bendectin. It was pulled off the market years ago but the fda voted to allow it b... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neal Kraus
Hospital-based practice 12 years experience
Pipes: Imagine the blood going to your spleen as running through a pipe. Things on the outside of the pipe can push to block off the blood flow, (tumor), th... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Neal Kraus
Hospital-based practice 12 years experience
No: You're really scared, but you cannot die from an anxiety attack. I'm curious, at 16, i expect you've been googling your symptoms an awful lot if you ... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neal Kraus
Hospital-based practice 12 years experience
Interestingly: The fact that you can acknowledge what you perceive as a lack of empathy / remorse means you have insight into your pathology. Does it mean you are a... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neal Kraus
Hospital-based practice 12 years experience
No evidence: There isn't any evidence that it increases risk for cancer. The real thing to keep in mind is that smoking is just about the worst (if not the worst)... Read More

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May 4, 2015
Have been reading Dr. Kraus' responses and feel he is a thoughtful and knowledgeable practictioner
Apr 24, 2015
Dr. Kraus is very knowledgeable and caring. We are glad to have him on Healthtap.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Kraus is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! My MCV is high, thyroid is low. What's the fix? Can u add a cmt pls?
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! thank you, its hard to enjoy pregnancy without knowing the father
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Thanks for your quick reply! I have seen him twice. Waiting to see gastro. Nothing showed on the ct

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Tennessee College of Medicine, TN
Graduated 2010MD

Residency

University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Completed 2013

Awards

UTHSC, 2013-2014, Chief Resident of Quality and Safety
Thought Leader, Second Place, Tennessee - Summer
2013
Top General Internist, Second Place, Tennessee - Summer
2013

Affiliations

University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Swedish Medical Center
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