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Dr. Wei-shin Lai

Family Medicine
University Park, PA
19 years experience female

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Bio

Board Certified in Family Medicine with a special interest in Sleep Medicine. Currently the CEO of AcousticSheep LLC, makers of SleepPhones, the world's most comfortable headphones for sleeping.

Specialties
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Family Medicine

Languages spoken

English, Mandarin

Doctor Q&A

92 Answers
32 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wei-shin Lai
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Laser hair removal: It's unfortunate and infections are definitely a problem. See if you can convince your insurance to pay for laser hair removal. If you've had documented severe abscesses, they might be more apt to cover it. Otherwise, it's usually considered a cosmetic procedure. It often helps in chronic cases like yours.
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Wei-shin Lai
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Not tetanus: You have up to 72 hours after the cut to get a tetanus shot. But even after that cut off, it can be helpful. Tetanus takes a while to develop, so assume it was tuesday 3 days ago, it's not tetanus. But i can't rule out some other infection. Most skin infections won't cause throat symptoms. It's probably a sore throat completely unrelated to the cut. Go get checked for the throat a tetanus shot.
A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Wei-shin Lai
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Dietician: It sound like you aren't digesting well, and your acsites may be causing you to not have room in your stomach. Check with your doctor to see if there is a dietician they can recommend. A dietician can guide you to the foods that help you regain nutritional balance. Sometimes that includes drinking nutritional shakes like boost or ensure. But i don't know what other medical problems you have.

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Lai is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Lai is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Nov 26, 2015
I am grateful for this doctor this Thanksgiving!
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Thanks for your quick reply! nose bleed only on left hole of nose,morning glory only on left eye.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Ok . I will check it out. I will go get those shots then
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Thanks for your quick reply! Clear and thanks for the explanation. Interesting to know that

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Virginia School of Medicine, VA
Graduated 2002MD

Awards

"America's Top Physicians", Consumers Research Council of America

Affiliations

Penn State University School of Medicine, Hershey Medical Center
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