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Dr. Kimberly Liang

Internal Medicine
PITTSBURGH, PA
20 years experience female

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Completed Internal Medicine residency and Rheumatology fellowship training at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN Clinical research interests in cardiovascular disease in RA and other autoimmune diseases, vasculitis, and lupus

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Internal Medicine

Rheumatology

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

20 Answers
2 Agrees
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kimberly Liang
Internal Medicine 20 years experience
Yes: All non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (nsaids) such as aleve, (naproxen) motrin/advil, aspirin, etc. Could potentially cause easier bruising. Not... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kimberly Liang
Internal Medicine 20 years experience
Likely gastritis: Other possibilities include irritable bowel syndrome or peptic ulcer disease, or simply gas (flatulence). Would discuss with your doctor, but may try ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kimberly Liang
Internal Medicine 20 years experience
Indeterminate: Really depends on what your other symptoms are. That is a weak positive result for ana. Must be interpreted in light of the other clinical features ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kimberly Liang
Internal Medicine 20 years experience
Autoimmune disease: Like all autoimmune diseases, the cause is not really known, but likely a combination of genetic factors and environmental exposures (e.g., infections... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kimberly Liang
Internal Medicine 20 years experience
?Fibromyalgia : Have you been evaluated by a doctor for fibromyalgia? Do you have a lot of fatigue and poor and unrefreshing sleep and widespread pain? If so, fibro... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kimberly Liang
Internal Medicine 20 years experience
Yes: Nabumetone is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) while Acetaminophen is tylenol (acetaminophen) (not an nsaid). Ok to take together. Sho... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kimberly Liang
Internal Medicine 20 years experience
Not necessarily: Hla b27 is a genetic test that increases the risk of ankylosing spondylitis and related conditions. ANA is a general screening test for autoimmune di... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kimberly Liang
Internal Medicine 20 years experience
See Ortho Spine: Would probably go see an Ortho Spine surgeon to see if there are other management strategies, surgical or otherwise, to help with this.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kimberly Liang
Internal Medicine 20 years experience
See Rheum: Given the elevated ESR and positive ANA i would recommend you see rheum. If you are a 28 yo female you are the "right" age where RA and/or lupus etc.... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kimberly Liang
Internal Medicine 20 years experience
Yes see Rheum: Agree that seeing a Rheumatologist is most appropriate if you have a positive ANA. Diagnosing lupus or other autoimmune disorders is based not only o... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kimberly Liang
Internal Medicine 20 years experience
Depends: Not sure what the question is really asking. Lupus patients may get peptic ulcer disease as side effects from medications (e.g., steroids, nsaids). ... Read More
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kimberly Liang
Internal Medicine 20 years experience
Diabetic neuropathy: Sounds like may have diabetic neuropathy, which may cause numbness and tingling. Diabetic kidney disease can also cause CKD stage 3. Would try to ke... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kimberly Liang
Internal Medicine 20 years experience
Not w/ good therapy: Although epidemiologic studies do suggest a higher risk of death especially from cardiovascular disease in rheumatoid arthritis (ra), with the newer t... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kimberly Liang
Internal Medicine 20 years experience
Depends: If the location of the cortisone shot is into joints, Rheumatologists do this. If in to the back, often Pain Clinic doctors, Interventional Radiologi... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kimberly Liang
Internal Medicine 20 years experience
Possible gastritis: Sounds like possible gastritis or gastroesophageal reflux disease (gerd) with too much stomach acid production. Or, a possible gastroenteritis (shoul... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kimberly Liang
Internal Medicine 20 years experience
Possibly: It might be; try not to miss further doses of imuran (azathioprine). Imuran (azathioprine) is an immunosuppressant med that helps to keep the inflamm... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kimberly Liang
Internal Medicine 20 years experience
Yes: That is what we love to hear from our newly diagnosed and treated lupus patients! Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) exerts its maximal benefit in 3-6 mo... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kimberly Liang
Internal Medicine 20 years experience
Potential flare: Your rheumatoid arthritis (RA) may flare if you have to stop all your meds. The Arava (leflunomide) and Plaquenil may not leave your system for a cou... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kimberly Liang
Internal Medicine 20 years experience
Different supplement: Omega 3 fatty acids are a type of "good" fat that is found in fatty fish e.g., salmon, etc. Coenzyme q10 is a supplement that is thought to help with... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kimberly Liang
Internal Medicine 20 years experience
Unclear on question: Do you mean the cortisone shot didn't work? Or who to go see to get the shot? This might be safest done under ultrasound guidance since cortisone sh... Read More

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Liang is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Liang is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Liang is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thank you I have low vit d levels
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful!
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, PA
Graduated 2002MD

Residency

MAYO CLINIC

Awards

Top Rheumatologist , Second Place, Pennsylvania - Summer
2013
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