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Dr. Jared Adams

General Practice
San Francisco, CA
12 years experience male

Locations

Jared R. Adams, MD, PhD

San Francisco, CA

Address

180 Montgomery St., Ste. 2370, San Francisco, CA
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My office hours

Wednesday: Closed
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About

Bio

I have spent 10 years studying the intersection of technology, medical decision making and patient communication through a combined MD, PhD at Dartmouth and Fellowship at UCSF. However, I live by the motto "No one cares how much you know, until they know how much you care." -T. Roosevelt.

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General Practice

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

264 Answers
152 Agrees
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jared Adams
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No: A test for pregnancy would need to be specifically ordered.
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jared Adams
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Not pregnant: Your spotting may be due to Plan B or may just be a common experience that many women have. However, spotting four days after your period does not ind... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jared Adams
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No: If you are truly not ovulating, it is impossible to get pregnant... No egg to fertilize! if you do get pregnant, it's because you were mistaken about ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
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Yes: Unless exercise includes sexual intercourse, go for it!
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jared Adams
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Reduced efficacy: Butalbital will reduce the efficacy of Implanon so an additional method of contraception is recommended. Your doctor can help you make this choice.
A 16-year-old female asked:
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None: Unless you are a child and have swallowed a lot of gum (which can cause intestinal blockage), there are no harmful side effects.
A 20-year-old female asked:
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Normal: You are still early to notice much weight gain, a normal amount is 1 to 5 pounds in the first trimester. If you were to get morning sickness, it usual... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
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IBS: Ibs is not due to inflammation and would not show up on a biopsy or ct scan. One theory is that it is due to hypersensitive nerves that control colon ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
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Not necessary: Angiomyolipomas are benign, it is small, and doing something about it would only cause problems when it is not causing any.
A 35-year-old member asked:
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Absolutely!: And highly encouraged! unvaccinated women had a 25% higher risk of fetal death in a large norwegian study published in nejm (one of our most respected... Read More
A 22-year-old member asked:
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Yes: Melatonin is safe and has been studied in children, with almost no side effects until the dose is over 8mg. If your child suffers from sleep disturban... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
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No: The quality of the products are highly variable and only 4 have been tested in controlled trials with mixed results. Unless you are coming off a cours... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
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Dehydration: Most likely you are dehydrated following your dental procedure as concentrated urine can be very dark and penicillin can make your urine smell odd. Dr... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
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Sterile gauze: If the burn is greater than 3 inches, treat it as a 3rd degree burn and get immediate help. Don't put any household items on burst blisters as this ma... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
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Depends on cause: This is difficult to answer because stomach cramps can represent pain from any internal abdominal organ, not just the stomach. If you have fever, tend... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
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Heart palpitations: It sounds like you may be experiencing heart palpitations or premature heart beats, which are very common and not usually something to worry about. Fr... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
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Inflammation: Unfortunately, all we can tell from your labs/hx is that there is an ongoing inflammatory process. The three big categories are infection, autoimmune,... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
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Victoza (liraglutide) for weight: In the seminal trial for fda approval patients lost 6% of their body weight on a 3mg dose. If you want to lose weight though it is all about the diet.
A 35-year-old male asked:
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Progesterone: The corpus luteum is a hormone producing part of the ovary that is pumping out Progesterone to allow implantation and prevent menses. It functions max... Read More
A 41-year-old male asked:
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Prostate symptoms: At 41 you are likely too young to be having prostate issues. The prostate surrounds your urethra, so symptoms are primarily related to urination: eith... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
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Still possible: One ovary is all you need.
A 75-year-old female asked:
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Omeprazole: A higher dose will be more effective in reducing stomach acid, and may, depending on your therapeutic threshold, last longer. However higher doses = h... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
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HCG and progesterone: Are in relatively higher concentration compared to baseline early in pregnancy, but estrogen is also elevated and plays a critical role in enabling pr... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
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Zinc for acne: Some studies suggest 30mg twice a day for a month and then 30mg daily may help. However, too much zinc can lead to anemia and immune suppression. Let ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
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Therapy vs Surgery: If you don't believe therapy will work, it's unlikely you will give it the full commitment required to make it work. A test of therapy is usually pref... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
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Normal: It's normal to have a late period without any specific cause, although some potential contributing factors include stress and routine change, and more... Read More
A 60-year-old female asked:
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Metabolism: It becomes more difficult to maintain our weight as we get older due to a slower metabolism. Declining testosterone also does us in. There was an inte... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
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Hypocalcemia: The muscular symptoms of low calcium levels relate to neuromusclar irritability: parasthesias (like pins and needles) in fingers and toes, muscle stif... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jared Adams
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Possibly: High heat will damage your hair, and fine hair is more susceptible to damage.
A 23-year-old female asked:
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You'll know Soon!: Food poisoning onset is usually within hours except in the case of fecal contaminants like e.Coli or campylobacter• salami is heavily preserved and sa... Read More
A 65-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jared Adams
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Drink water: Usually a mildly elevated hematocrit is due to dehydration (or smoking).
A 21-year-old female asked:
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Unusual: If you are bleeding more than 7 days it is recommended you see your doctor. This site is helpful in understanding your period: http://womensheal... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jared Adams
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Increased TMAO: Dietary science shows many correlations, but we lack the means to demonstrate causation, which means we really don't know. The traditional bugaboo abo... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jared Adams
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Limits of medicine: You can request an appointment with a mayo physician on their website. However, realistically the chance they will find something that 8 doctors misse... Read More
A 64-year-old male asked:
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COPD causes : COPD is caused by long term exposure of the lungs to irritants and inflammation. Usually the irritant is tobacco smoke, but there can be other environ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
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Not to worry: Wandering baseline is "signal noise" or "artifact" on an ekg caused by loose connections, patient breathing, etc... But nothing to do with the activit... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jared Adams
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No one knows: The long term safety of metformin for pcos has not been established, nor is it fda approved for pcos, and it is not a cure. However, as long as it wor... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jared Adams
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Ponytail headaches: And headaches with a tight updo are a thing! solution: don't put your hair up! some people are just sensitive to these hairstyles, as well as heavy ea... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jared Adams
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Stages: There are stages to the HIV infection with different sets of symptoms. If someone is worried about hiv, they should get tested early so they can have ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jared Adams
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Yes: Back pain could be due to nerve impingement from spinal disc problems or it could be muscular. Only a doctor who evaluates you in person can diagnose ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jared Adams
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Anxiety: Is experienced differently by everybody, but for it to be a clinical disorder it has to be debilitating. Sounds like you are sensitive to caffeine!
A 19-year-old female asked:
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See a doctor!: Two weeks is too long to be this sick. See a doctor as soon as possible!
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jared Adams
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Schadenfreude: This is more common with low self esteem and is correlated with envy.
A 25-year-old female asked:
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Workup: See a doctor to get worked up for lyme or multiple sclerosis. I hope you don't have either but you need to be seen!
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jared Adams
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Bruising: Is blood beneath the skin. Early icing will minimize the bleeding but after that there is not much to do but wait for the blood to be reabsorbed.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jared Adams
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Diabetes: Lack of Insulin defines type 1 diabetes and it can be life threatening.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jared Adams
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Maybe.: I assume from your handle that you are taking the nsaids for arthritis. I found two small studies in the journal of the american college of nutrition ... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
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Gray's anatomy: Was first published in 1858! our understanding of anatomy hasn't changed that much over the centuries whereas our knowledge of physiology has progress... Read More

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Feb 1, 2014
I find Dr. Adams answer very helpful and recommend him to you!
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Adams is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Adams is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This made me feel good. Thanks! Thank you. I have been showing some signs of Bronchitis and I am a 12 year old kid. I have stayed home from school for nearly the entire week and I will go to the docto...Read More
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Thanks for your quick reply! Has been tested for infections all clear and doctor says to young 24 for prostate problems thankyou
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! The blood test is certainly something to think about. We appreciate it

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Dartmouth Medical School, NH
Graduated 2010MD

Medical/Graduate school

Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice
MD

Residency

California Pacific Medical Center, San Francisco

Awards

Top Doctor, First Place, San Francisco Region, CA - Summer
2013
Thought Leader, Second Place, San Francisco Region, CA - Summer
2013
Top General Practitioner, Third Place, National - Summer
2013
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