Dr. Robert Wolfe

Family Medicine
Lincolnwood, IL
47 years experience male

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I am a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Practice. and a Clinical Associate Professor of Family Medicine at the University of Chicago * Pritzker School of Medicine. My chief interests are preventive care, particularly immunizations, and dermatology.

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Family Medicine

Languages spoken

English

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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Wolfe
47 years experience
Anorexic?: Your friend has a body weight at the low end of normal. If the numbers are right, her body mass index is 20.6. Normal is 20-25. She may have anorexia,... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Wolfe
47 years experience
Two possibilities: You might have either "pearly penile papules" (http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/hirsuties_coronae_glandis) or "molluscum contagiosum" (http://en.Wikipedia... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Wolfe
47 years experience
Salt? Weight?: Low BP could be from very low weight (underweight), or inadequate intake of salt. Many people overdo it on avoiding salt, but you need salt, especiall... Read More
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A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Wolfe
47 years experience
Could be many things: There is a condition called ischial bursitis, that could improve with anti-inflammatory meds like ibuprofen. However, a number of conditions can cause... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Wolfe
47 years experience
Body temp varies: The accepted "normal" body temperature is 98.6 degrees, but it varies from person to person, and varies throughout the day, going up and down almost a... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Wolfe
47 years experience
Vasovagal attack: You probably had a vasovagal attack. When you hold your breath and push hard to lift or move something, 2 things happen: - a nerve reflex slows your ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Wolfe
47 years experience
Spastic colitis: This is probably a condition called spastic colitis, otherwise known as irritable bowel syndrome. This is very common. Typical symptoms are loose stoo... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Wolfe
47 years experience
It depends: Clonazepam can be habituating: that is, hard to stop once you are taking it a long time. A variety of meds can help prevent panic attacks, like ssri's... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Wolfe
47 years experience
Depends where it is: The line where the rectum begins is called the dentate line. A tear above this line does not hurt; a tear below it causes pain. See http://www2b.Biglo... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Wolfe
47 years experience
Probably tinea: Tinea is a type of fungus that commonly causes the rash like you describe, and is less likely to cause an odor than Candida, which causes most vaginal... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Wolfe
47 years experience
Dyshidrotic eczema: This is probably a condition called dyshidrotic eczema. This can be treated with steroid creams or ointments applied to the area with the blisters. Ot... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Wolfe
47 years experience
Exercises:no: Anal fissures are caused from an overly tight anal sphincter muscle: that's the muscle that keeps the anus closed and relaxes when you poop. Keeping y... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Wolfe
47 years experience
Geographic tongue: It sounds like you may have a condition called geographic tongue. A mouth rinse with benadryl, (diphenhydramine) or with a prescription Lidocaine gel ... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Wolfe
47 years experience
Could be Norovirus: There have been outbreaks of a virus called norovirus. Diarrhea can go on for 3-5 days. If it's not better by day 5 or you feel very weak or dizzy you... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Wolfe
47 years experience
Yes: Yes, you can take them all at once. The main side effect is an upset or queasy stomach, so i suggest you eat something first. The advantage of taking ... Read More
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Wolfe is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Wolfe is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks for your quick reply! I am not under or over weight. I will make an appt. thank you.
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Thank you very much.But I am never constipated.Could it still be that

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, IL
Graduated 1976MD

Publications

Co-Author, "Addressing immunization barriers, benefits, and risks."
Co-Author, "Communicating the benefits and risks of vaccines."
Co-Author, "Content and design attributes of anti-vaccination web sites."
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