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Dr. Michael Carlston

Family Medicine
Santa Rosa, CA
41 years experience male

Locations

Michael Carlston, MD

Santa Rosa, CA

Address

2448 Guerneville Road, Suite 900, Santa Rosa, CA
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My office hours

Thursday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
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Specialties
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Family Medicine

Holistic Medicine

Sports Medicine

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

15 Answers
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A 72-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Carlston
Family Medicine 41 years experience
Popcorn and seeds: We have general ideas but your experience is important. Nuts and seeds, hard little pieces, can get caught in the little pockets and cause trouble. Tomatoes and berries have seeds though and most people are not bothered by them. Popcorn is the worst. Stringy fibrous foods like veggies give you the fiber you need without threatening the diverticula.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Carlston
Family Medicine 41 years experience
Probably fine: Lymph nodes are immune factories. They swell most often when they gear up to combat a local infection. Insect bites, colds and other respiratory viruses are the most common causes. Yes it can also be something serious but that is very unlikely. A cat scratch can lead to a hugely swollen lymph node. If its getting very big or not shrinking within a week or two, see a doctor but that is unlikely.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Carlston
Family Medicine 41 years experience
Yes: Tree nuts, like cashews, are great sources of healthy oil, protein and calcium. All of those are nutrients you need right now. They do not raise blood sugar levels and blunt to blood sugar raising effects of other foods. People who eat nuts are, on average 10 lbs lighter than other people.

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Carlston is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Carlston is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thanks for your response I am not sure why this is happening but at least I know wht to ask dr next visit :)
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Thank you very much! You're answer was helpful and put my mind at ease
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Thank you for being so descriptive your answer helped me a lot :)

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Minnesota
Graduated 1980MD

Residency

Bethesda Lutheran Medical Center

Awards

Best Bay Area Doctors
Best General Physician in Sonoma County
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