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Dr. Jason Gittman

Internal Medicine
Phoenix, AZ
47 years experience male

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I am board certified in internal medicine and the subspecialty of pulmonary diseases. I currently practice general internal medicine at the Peoria Medial Center in Peoria, Arizona.

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Internal Medicine

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English

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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Gittman
47 years experience
PANIC ATTACK: During a panic attack, adrenaline is released which brings about the fight-or-flight response. This causes vasoconstriction with a slight decrease in... Read More
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SYSTOLIC HYPERTENSIO: First and foremost, lifestyle changes should be instituted which include salt restriction, physical exercise, weight reduction, and limiting alcohol c... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
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Lymphocytosis: There are numerous infectious conditions that are associated with high lymphocyte counts. Viral conditions include hepatitis, inf. Mono, cmv, herpes... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
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Breast: Sleeping on your stomach should have no effect on breast development/growth.
A 22-year-old female asked:
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Angioplasty: If a person has had previous coronary artery bypass graft surgery, and the graft has occluded and requires angioplasty, there is an increased chance o... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
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Pelvic Phleboliths: Pelvic phleboliths are small cacifications in the veins in the pelvic area. They are almost always benign and not caused by a serious medical conditi... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
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KUB: Kub (kidney, ureters, bladder) x-rays, despite its name, is not generally useful to investigate pathology of the kidneys, although it may occasionally... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
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Vertigo - BPPV: If you have the sensation of the room spinning when you lie back, get up, or move your head suddenly, it sounds like you may have benign paroxysmal po... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
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Penis Discharge: The discharge from your penis which you think is semen may well be something else. You should go to your physician so he can test the discharge to fi... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
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X-Ray "Dots": From your description, it is difficult to know exactly what the "dots' represent, but assuming they are benign, they probably represent calcified gran... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
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Pacemaker and Sex: A cardiac pacemaker is inserted to regulate one's heart rate when there is a problem with electrical conduction in the heart. It should have no effec... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
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E. coli: E. Coli normally reside in the bowel, but not in the bladder or urine. It is not an std, but in sufficient numbers can cause a urinary tract infectio... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
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Heart rate: Normal heart rate is between 60 and 100, and will fluctuate during the day and night for a variety of reasons. If your heart rate is 95 and you have ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
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Sleeping sickness...: Sleeping sickness generally refers to the parasitic disease of humans and animals caused the protozoa trypanosoma brucei and transmitted by the tsets... Read More
A 75-year-old female asked:
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IC and Age: Interstitial cystitis most commonly presents between the ages of 20 and 60, although it may present at any age, even rarely in children. Once establi... Read More
A 45-year-old male asked:
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Vit D and Cancer: In a word, no. But some studies suggest that vitamin d may lower the risk some cancers, such as colorectal cancers, and my enhance the effectiveness ... Read More
A 43-year-old male asked:
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Malpractice proof: You need to prove by a preponderance of the evidence that the practitioner committed an act that was negligent and below the accepted standard of care... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
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Cefadroxil: Cefadroxil is a cephalosporin type antibiotic. The most common side effects of the drug are nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, upset stomach, itchy rash, an... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
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Phentermine: Taking phentermine should not have any impact on any dental work you are having.
A member asked:
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URINARY OBSTRUCTION: Inability to urinate is usually due to some type of urinary obstruction, and it may or may not be related to your hematuria. If you are unable to uri... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
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Condoms ; Pregnancy: Condoms aren't 100% effective even in the best of circumstances. If you are having pregnancy symptoms, take a urine pregnancy test and you will kno... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
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Hematochezia: Hematochezia, or the passing of fresh red blood in the stool, can be caused by a condition as benign as hemorrhoids or diverticulosis, or a by a more ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
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PCOS: Current criteria for diagnosing PCOS include all of the following: 1) excess hair (hirsuitism) or increased androgens in the blood, 2) ovarian dysfun... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
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Hair Loss: You do not have to have "hereditary problems" to be genetically predisposed to hair loss. If you indeed have male pattern baldness, the only fda appr... Read More
A 43-year-old male asked:
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Herniated Disk Pain: Intermittent pain from a herniated disk is common, but not generally due to a healing process. Discogenic pain usually worsens when standing or sitti... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
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HIGH INR: Assuming you are on an anticoagulant and your inr is really 6.2, that is way above therapeutic range and would place you at risk of a serious bleed re... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
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Barrel Chest: Barrel chest is actually the term md's use to describe a rounded, bulging chest that resembles a barrel. Barrel chest is commonly caused by osteoarth... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
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Livalo (pitavastatin): Yes, the statin drug Livalo (pitavastatin) common causes an increase in blood sugar, and thus should be used with caution in patients with diabetes me... Read More
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jason Gittman
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Pancytopenia: Pancytopenia may be due to decreased bone marrow production or bone marrow failure, disorders of blood producing cells, or other conditions. There ar... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
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Aspirin Allegy: Since you develop hives (urticaria) after taking both Aspirin and ibuprophen, which are nsaids, it certainly sounds like you have a true allergy (also... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Gittman
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BPPV: If bppv is mild, nystagmus may not be evident. The "floor dropping sensation" you describe may be due to other causes, such a orthostatic hypotension... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Gittman
47 years experience
Swollen lymph nodes: Swollen lymph nodes do not increase your risk of cancer, and while swollen nodes may be a sign of a cancerous process, there are many benign causes as... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Gittman
47 years experience
Skin Cancer: Squamous cell carcinoma is one of the most common forms of skin cancer. The form of treatment will depend on the size, tumor type, depth, your medica... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
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Wound VAC: Wound vac therapy dressings are usually changed every 2 - 3 days. Vac therapy generally results in a reduction of swelling around the wound. If your... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jason Gittman
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BOOST TESTOSTERONE?: Testosterone is a steroid hormone secreted by the testis in men and ovaries in women. A small amount is also secreted by the adrenal glands. Testost... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jason Gittman
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Munchausen Syndrome: It sounds like you have a classic case of munchausen syndrome, also know as hospital addiction syndrome, which is a factitious psychiatric disorder in... Read More
A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jason Gittman
47 years experience
Costovertebral pain: Pain in the costobertebral angle area, which is the area you describe, may have various causes and is commonly associated with conditions involving th... Read More
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Gittman
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Dizziness: Dizziness and felling like you are going to pass out or fall can have many causes, some serious and some not so serious. Vertigo is just one possibil... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jason Gittman
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Tinnitus and Stress: Emotional stress has been linked to the onset of tinnitus, however, it is not clear whether stress can cause the onset of tinnitus or is a contributi... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jason Gittman
47 years experience
NECK PILLOW SUPPORT: A neck pillow with good shape and consistency, and with firm support for cervical spine curvature, is generally recommended as an aid for neck pain an... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jason Gittman
47 years experience
PR Interval on EKG: Normal pr interval on an ekg is 120-200 ms., so your pr interval is short. This may be a normal variant and of no concern. However, it is also seen... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Gittman
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Ibuprofen + Paxil (paroxetine): Please check with your physician before taking these 2 drugs together. Caution is advised because of the drug interaction of these medications due to... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Gittman
47 years experience
Dry Eyes: Dry eyes, caused by inadequate tear production, has many potential causes, including the ageing process, side effects of certain drugs such a antihist... Read More
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jason Gittman
47 years experience
Variant Angina: Variant angina, also known as prinzmetal's angina, occurs in about 2-10% of angina patients and can be overlooked by cardiologists who stop testing af... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Gittman
47 years experience
Atorvastatin: Atorvastatin is contraindicated in pregnancy, so it should probably discontinued by any female taking the drug who is trying to conceive. However, I ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Gittman
47 years experience
Tinnitus and BP: Tinnitus, or ringing in your ears, can indeed be made more noticeable by high blood pressure. Also, some of the diuretics, like lasix, (furosemide) w... Read More
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Dr. Jason Gittman
47 years experience
Calorie Counter: The amount of calories you should consume daily to lose weight will depend on your age, weight, height, activity level, exercise you do, and your goal... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jason Gittman
47 years experience
Arthritis and UTI: The symptoms you describe may be related to many different conditions which require a workup by your provider. For example, there is an autoimmune co... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jason Gittman
47 years experience
AIR EMBOLISM: Small amounts of air often enter the circulation inadvertently during surgery or other medical procedures. An example would be an air bubble entering... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Gittman
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Diverticulosis: Uncomplicated diverticulosis usually is asymptomatic, but some patients do experience cramps and tenderness in the affected areas. However, you shoul... Read More

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Jul 13, 2013
Great responses. Recommend highly.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Gittman is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Gittman is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thankyou doctor.i have also got cervical spondlysis.can it b due to some nerve comprasion ?? this condition is since last one month
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I also have peripheral neuropathy,trig neur,cns inflam,lost90lbsin7mo.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Can you give me a list of specific medications that may cause this?

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, NJ
Graduated 1975MD

Residency

St. Michaels Medical Center

Awards

Top General Internist, First Place, Arizona - Summer
2013
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