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Dr. Deborah McGregor

Preventive Medicine
Philadelphia, PA
45 years experience female

Locations

AppleHeart Health

Philadelphia, PA

Address

112, N Broad St, Philadelphia, PA, US
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: Closed
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Practice website

Fax

8662851591

Insurances accepted

Liberty National

About

Bio

Deborah McGregor is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School and its School of Public Health. She specializes in preventive medicine. During her career she served as the Commissioner of Health for the United States Virgin Islands and medical director of several major corporations. Today, through her company, AppleHeart Health, she provides health systems consultation and prevention education strategies for individuals and corporate clients. Dr. McGregor has studied the ancient healing arts and health economics of the Far East, particularly Ayurveda (pronounced ar-yu-vay-dah) an ancient health system practiced in India. She has achieved the level of Siddha in the meditation community.

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.

Preventive Medicine

Holistic Medicine

Integrative Medicine

Occupational Medicine

Public Health

Licenses

United States: Pennsylvania

Doctor Q&A

50 Answers
3 Agrees
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A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Deborah McGregor
Preventive Medicine 45 years experience
Could be STD: Vector transmission (bugs, virus, bacteria, protozoa) can happen on contact. Thirty seconds is enough time to transmit. The condom afterwards does no... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Deborah McGregor
Preventive Medicine 45 years experience
Ignore: Suggested schedule for vitamins, minerals and supplements - two hours before the meal. Morn&Evenings.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Deborah McGregor
Preventive Medicine 45 years experience
YES: - Perforation rates as high as 61 percent for thoracic surgeons and 40 percent for scrub personnel have been reported. Double gloving decreases the ri... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Deborah McGregor
Preventive Medicine 45 years experience
Healthy eating: Thank you for your question on principles of healthy eating. Consider the following: [1] Main meal of the day between 10AM and 2PM; avoid late night e... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Deborah McGregor
Preventive Medicine 45 years experience
Test for lead, X-ray: For peace of mind and a definitive diagnosis, ask you doctor to order blood test for lead and routine chest X-ray. You are young. Your health goals sh... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Deborah McGregor
Preventive Medicine 45 years experience
Exposure to sand ...: Silicosis is a lung disorder caused by continued long-term inhalation of the dust of inorganic (non-living) substances like sand, quartzes, flints and... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Deborah McGregor
Preventive Medicine 45 years experience
Check for Hemorrhoid: At your age, 26 y/o, it is time to have a complete, baseline history and physical exam by your local physician. Remember to include in your medical hi... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Deborah McGregor
Preventive Medicine 45 years experience
Blood anywhere: Caution is suggested when there is blood on any surface especially near your moist tissue areas like genitals, mouth, eyes. Consider a visit to your l... Read More
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Deborah McGregor
Preventive Medicine 45 years experience
Lime popsicles: Colonoscopy prep can be tolerated when lime popsicles are added to your clear liquid, non red food list. Get the low calorie type.
A member asked:
Dr. Deborah McGregor
Preventive Medicine 45 years experience
Coconut oil enema: Continue low residue, non-irritant diet. Introduce coconut oil as salve rectally or as a series of small, warm water/coconut oil enemas, about one cup... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Deborah McGregor
Preventive Medicine 45 years experience
Depends: If you are exercising vigorously in your arid location it would be wise to over hydrate when possible. Monitor for thirst sensation and honor it immed... Read More
A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. Deborah McGregor
Preventive Medicine 45 years experience
Aloe on skin. NPO: Think of aloe for skin softening. Amla or Indian Gooseberry reported to have glycemic effect. Read about both to avoid confusion.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Deborah McGregor
Preventive Medicine 45 years experience
Healthy eating: Thank you for your question on principles of healthy eating. Consider the following: [1] Main meal of the day between 10AM and 2PM; avoid late night e... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Deborah McGregor
Preventive Medicine 45 years experience
Alma is okay: The health benefits of Indian Gooseberry, also known as Amla, can be partially attributed to its high vitamin-C content. The Indian Gooseberry belongs... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Deborah McGregor
Preventive Medicine 45 years experience
Aloe Precaution: Like many plant preparations, aloe may have different uses from different parts of the plant. Aloe vera gel on skin irritations has been reported as s... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Deborah McGregor
Preventive Medicine 45 years experience
Recheck, re-treat: Trichomoniasis, a protozoan infection, is transmitted sexually. It can recur if both partners are not treated simultaneously. Stress is more likely t... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Deborah McGregor
Preventive Medicine 45 years experience
Concerned: Wanted to encourage you to follow-up with a local orthopedic doctor in San Jose, CA. An exam and X-ray will go a long way towards peace of mind or pre... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Deborah McGregor
Preventive Medicine 45 years experience
No 5second Rule here: Hepatitis A is usually spread when a person ingests fecal matter, even in microscopic amounts from contact with objects, food, or drinks contaminated ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Deborah McGregor
Preventive Medicine 45 years experience
Yes: HIV tests are performed before any surgical procedure for your protection and the protection of the health providers.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Deborah McGregor
Preventive Medicine 45 years experience
Sounds more serious: Consider a visit to local physician/urgent care for evaluation for other offending agents and treatment with stronger meds. Do it now because protecti... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Deborah McGregor
Preventive Medicine 45 years experience
Probably normal: Consider a routine office visit with your local health care provider. Remember to include this concern in your medical history. During the exam watch ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Deborah McGregor
Preventive Medicine 45 years experience
Physician reports: Only physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and nurse mid-wives are authorized to order an HIV test. These individuals are required to ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Deborah McGregor
Preventive Medicine 45 years experience
Food affects GI: Consider the beneficial effects of live-lactobacillus yogurt when compared to the detrimental effects of some processed foods containing nitrates. Cho... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Deborah McGregor
Preventive Medicine 45 years experience
No: Yoga is a great routine to connect mental and physical attributes. There are many other exercises that contribute to improved posture. Yoga is not "be... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Deborah McGregor
Preventive Medicine 45 years experience
Excess carbon: Since industrial pollution of air and water is connected to negative effects on air quality directly and weather patterns more broadly (heated oceans)... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Deborah McGregor
Preventive Medicine 45 years experience
Age slower: You are fortunate to begin your self care efforts at age 25. Continue your healthy eating and exercise routine. Allow 10 minutes of sunlight for prope... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Deborah McGregor
Preventive Medicine 45 years experience
Alma is okay: The health benefits of Indian Gooseberry, also known as Amla, can be partially attributed to its high vitamin-C content. The Indian Gooseberry belongs... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Deborah McGregor
Preventive Medicine 45 years experience
YES: Common side effects of ibuprofen: nausea, dyspepsia, gastrointestinal ulceration/bleeding, raised liver enzymes, diarrhea, constipation, epistaxis (no... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Deborah McGregor
Preventive Medicine 45 years experience
Aloe Precaution: Like many plant preparations, aloe may have different uses from different parts of the plant. Aloe vera gel on skin irritations has been reported as s... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Deborah McGregor
Preventive Medicine 45 years experience
Consider tea: Thank you for your question regarding stubborn belly fat. Consider the simple first step of increasing your water intake by adding hot beverages to yo... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Deborah McGregor
Preventive Medicine 45 years experience
Coconut oil better: Aloe vera gel is best used as an anti-irritant - after the fact. Coconut oil is a cooling, coating agent best used before the irritation occurs.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Deborah McGregor
Preventive Medicine 45 years experience
Zoloft, (sertraline) No tea: Each agent, Zoloft, (sertraline) chamomile and lavender seek to achieve the same effect - decrease of anxiety and/or encouragement of sleep. Since the... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Deborah McGregor
Preventive Medicine 45 years experience
Yes and No to Wurn: Wurn technique has been used by some to relieve post-op adhesions and pain by deep tissue massage. The concerns include worry about other underlying c... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Deborah McGregor
Preventive Medicine 45 years experience
Ignore: Establish an eat-play-sleep routine with them. They will remember for you when YOU need it most.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Deborah McGregor
Preventive Medicine 45 years experience
Best sleep -10PM-2AM: Literature suggests best restorative sleep occurs between hours of 10PM and 2AM; specifically regarding replacement of leukocytes - white blood cells.... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Deborah McGregor
Preventive Medicine 45 years experience
Urgent care needed: Consider a visit to an urgent care center for evaluation. Be sure to ask for and get a urine test with the other tests they will perform.
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Deborah McGregor
Preventive Medicine 45 years experience
Rest, Check shoes: Hip pain is not expected in a healthy 20 y/o runner. Rest and treat the current symptoms with mild anti-inflammatory meds bought over-the-counter. Con... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Deborah McGregor
Preventive Medicine 45 years experience
Sweet, sour fruit: The tamarind is best described as sweet and sour in taste, and is high in tartaric acid, sugar, B vitamins and, oddly for a fruit, calcium. Eat it in ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Deborah McGregor
Preventive Medicine 45 years experience
52 calories per 2TBL: Wheat germ doesn’t have an exact daily recommendation. You may need to start out with a small amount, such as 1 tablespoon a day. Wheat germ can help... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Deborah McGregor
Preventive Medicine 45 years experience
ID bugs, then treat: There is an excellent YouTube video to help you identify lice - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aA7rZ2dI5lw. If this is what you see in your hair, con... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Deborah McGregor
Preventive Medicine 45 years experience
Med. melon 186 cal: If you adhere to a 2000 cal per day plan, one medium melon as a meal is not excessive. Be mindful, your body may like the water and sweetness of the m... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Deborah McGregor
Preventive Medicine 45 years experience
See your doctor soon: Your weight loss, fatigue and swollen glands are most concerning. If you are sexually active, consider a visit to the local clinic for a quick check a... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Deborah McGregor
Preventive Medicine 45 years experience
Can't say, Try this: Add bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) of soda to your bathing routine. Douse it liberally over areas of concern. Rinse throughly. Repeat. Consider mass... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Deborah McGregor
Preventive Medicine 45 years experience
Ecto/Meso/Endomorphs: Tall slender body types, ectomorphs, require warm soothing foods, i.e. popular comfort food category. In-between types are predominantly one body ty... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Deborah McGregor
Preventive Medicine 45 years experience
Bad breath in kids: Thank you for your question regarding bad breath in children. First and foremost, begin or continue a happy relationship with your child's dentist. F... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Deborah McGregor
Preventive Medicine 45 years experience
Small, warm enema: Consider a warm water enema to ease the initial pain of the bowel movement. The warm water helps sooth the hemorrhoids, relaxes the sphincter muscles ... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Deborah McGregor
Preventive Medicine 45 years experience
Exposure to sand ...: Silicosis is a lung disorder caused by continued long-term inhalation of the dust of inorganic (non-living) substances like sand, quartzes, flints and... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Deborah McGregor
Preventive Medicine 45 years experience
Consider pre-shampoo: Thank you for your question regarding dry and tangled hair with mid-strand breakage. Consider as a first step pre-conditioning your hair with generous... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Deborah McGregor
Preventive Medicine 45 years experience
IBS imbalance: Thank you for your question regarding irritable bowel syndrome and foul smelling gas. Consider a bit of bowel training and the use of a manual rectal ... Read More

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HealthTap member
Mar 11, 2022
Hi i touched dried blood. No cut or ... and visible blood on my hand . But i wash it for sure when i got home ten minutes later . but then I washed my hand with soap and water. At the start of renisi...Read More
HealthTap member
Nov 27, 2015
This Thanksgiving, I wanted to share my appreciation for all that you do! Thank you, doctor! :)
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. McGregor is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you, I am an OT with this exact same question !!
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Thank you very much.i am not worried anymore.thanks again
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Thank you, your quick reply made me feel good!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Michigan Medical School, MI
Graduated 1977MD

Residency

OAKWOOD HOSPITAL AND MEDICAL CENTER

Residency

UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN HEALTH SYSTEM

Awards

AppleHeart Founders Award

Affiliations

American Bar Association
Philadelphia Association of Paralegals
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