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Dr. Gayle Valeros

Family Medicine
Tucson, AZ
25 years experience female

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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.

Family Medicine

Licenses

United States: Arizona, North Carolina

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

61 Answers
154 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gayle Valeros
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Yes: If you are still having discomfort, you can see a General Surgeon for consultation to determine if the hernia is the cause of your pain and if/when su... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gayle Valeros
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Tendonitis: You likely have a case of tendonitis. Try resting or decreasing the amount of activity with that arm. You can also use ice to decrease swelling and ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gayle Valeros
Family Medicine 25 years experience
May need to see doc: If you are having severe abdominal pain, you need to be evaluated by your doctor. If mild discomfort, you can trial OTC bowel stimulant/stool softene... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gayle Valeros
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Minimal changes: if you do not have your top retainer for a few weeks but if you do not replace it for a long time, the teeth may shift back to their original position... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Gayle Valeros
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Yes as long as: you are not allergic to any of the components of Dayquil and are not on any other medications that may interact with the medication. Dayquil is relat... Read More
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gayle Valeros
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Yes: Daily anti-anxiety medications like Escitalopram and Fluoxetine can take up to several weeks to take effect because the serum levels of the medication... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Gayle Valeros
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Possible infection: Both of the symptoms you describe may be signs of an infection. It is best that you see your primary care physician who can evaluate you to confirm i... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gayle Valeros
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Hard to tell: without seeing a picture of the spots. If they pop up again, take a picture and use the Healthtap consultation service - there we can see the picture... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Gayle Valeros
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Fungal infection: is usually the most common cause of itching/peeling skin between the toes. If it is a fungal infection, it can be spread to other parts of the body l... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gayle Valeros
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Intensity: can vary during intercourse depending on the position, the partner, the level of lubrication, etc. Sexual positions play a large role in the level of... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gayle Valeros
Family Medicine 25 years experience
See your doctor: You have several symptoms that are concerning and need to be addressed. It is best that you see your doctor for a thorough history and examination t... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Gayle Valeros
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Nerve impingement: may be occurring since it happens when you turn your head. The nerves exiting the neck are responsible for innervating the arms, hands and fingers. ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gayle Valeros
Family Medicine 25 years experience
See your OB today: If you are experiencing abdominal pain and decreased fetal movement, this may be an indication of problems with the baby. Call your OB ASAP so he/she... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gayle Valeros
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Ask your pharmacist: I am unaware of any immediate interactions amongst the medications you listed but to know for sure, it is best to ask your pharmacist as they can chec... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gayle Valeros
Family Medicine 25 years experience
See your PCP: You need to have a complete history and physical examination performed to determine potential causes for your symptoms as they describe any number of ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gayle Valeros
Family Medicine 25 years experience
See your doctor: Because this issue has persisted for more than a year, it is best to see your doctor for an examination. It could be bursitis, tendonitis or somethin... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gayle Valeros
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Pain on the left rib: region is likely not related to the gall bladder b/c the gall bladder is located underneath the lower Rt. rib cage. Gall stones are very common and i... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gayle Valeros
Family Medicine 25 years experience
No: a one hour gap should not cause any problems with your BCP's effectiveness. Continue taking it as directed and if you miss or delay any more doses and... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gayle Valeros
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Definitely affect: All antibiotics can definitely affect the effectiveness of birth control pills. While on antibiotics, you should definitely use a back up method of b... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gayle Valeros
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Yes: There is no contraindication to receiving a massage if you have a Nexplanon implant. I would advise, however, prior to the massage that you notify th... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gayle Valeros
Family Medicine 25 years experience
See your doctor: There can be a multitude of causes for any one of the symptoms you have described. You should schedule an appointment with your PCP for further evalu... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gayle Valeros
Family Medicine 25 years experience
It is possible: If you are sexually active and do not use any birth control, then it is very possible you could be pregnant. Take a home pregnancy test today and if i... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gayle Valeros
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Evaluation: You need an evaluation with your PCP or GYN for an examination and laboratory studies as well as possible imaging studies to determine why you are hav... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gayle Valeros
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Need a parent: Because you are under 18 years old, you will need to have a parent or guardian to discuss this here on HealthTap. We are prohibited from answering qu... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Gayle Valeros
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Difficult to tell: without examining in person. I would schedule an appt. with your PCP for an evaluation to determine what these spots are on in your genital region. ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gayle Valeros
Family Medicine 25 years experience
See a doctor: Rashes can have many different appearances (e.g., red, blisters, scaly, dry, or blotchy, etc.) They can be caused by variety of things including cont... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gayle Valeros
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Should not cause: withdrawal symptoms if you only had two tablets in a 24 hour period. Withdrawal symptoms usually occur when one has been taking a medication, e.g., L... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gayle Valeros
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Yes: Your daughter may have an ear infection. You should bring her to her PCP or Pediatrician for evaluation.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gayle Valeros
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Agreed: You should see your PCP for evaluation. Bleeding with bowel movements is not normal but can occur with something as benign as a hemorrhoid or as seri... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gayle Valeros
Family Medicine 25 years experience
See a doctor today: You need to see a doctor today for evaluation. Pain in the abdomen, particularly on the right can indicate problems with the gallbladder or appendici... Read More
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gayle Valeros
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Need to see a doctor: If you are having these symptoms now, call 911 and seek IMMEDIATE medical attention as you may be having a life-threatening arrhythmia. If you are as... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gayle Valeros
Family Medicine 25 years experience
That's good: that you are eating healthy.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gayle Valeros
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Difficult to tell: based on just symptoms. You should see your PCP who can take a thorough history, perfom a complete physical examination and order laboratory tests an... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gayle Valeros
Family Medicine 25 years experience
See your doctor: You need to schedule an evaluation with your PCP. You describe many symptoms that are consistent with hypothyroidism or underactive thyroid. Your do... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gayle Valeros
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Need more details: especially when you stopped breathing. Did you go into cardiopulmonary arrest? Did you need CPR to start breathing again? If you had chest compress... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gayle Valeros
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Ignore: Study hard. Be smart. Think before you drink. Safe sex. Communication.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gayle Valeros
Family Medicine 25 years experience
See your GYN: It is best to see your GYN so he/she can draw labwork - specifically serial quantitative serum HCGs (pregnancy hormone) to see if the levels are decre... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gayle Valeros
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Unfortunately no: We are prohibited on HealthTap from prescribing any controlled substances including the Xanax (alprazolam) and Valium you are requesting. Schedule an... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gayle Valeros
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Yes: The vaccine she received in February was formulated to cover the strains that were predicted/seen for the Winter 2013-2014 season. This Winter 2014-2... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gayle Valeros
Family Medicine 25 years experience
See your doctor: It sounds like there are several issues potentially that you have questions about so it is best that you schedule an appointment with your doctor for ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gayle Valeros
Family Medicine 25 years experience
This can be common: It is not uncommon to have dark brown blood at the beginning of a period b/c this is usually old blood/tissue. Once the period gets going and the ute... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gayle Valeros
Family Medicine 25 years experience
See a doctor ASAP: Seek immediate medical attention now! If you are having extreme pain in your abdomen, especially the lower right side, this is concerning for acute a... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Gayle Valeros
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Ask your surgeon: You will need to discuss this with the surgeon or doctor who will be performing the procedure. Or discuss with the surgeon's billing department to de... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gayle Valeros
Family Medicine 25 years experience
See your doctor: There are many things that can cause the sensation of something stuck in the throat including post-nasal drip, allergies, acid reflux as well as an ac... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gayle Valeros
Family Medicine 25 years experience
See your doctor: It is difficult to tell exactly what this painful blue lump is without the benefit of seeing it or touching it to examine it. If it is still present ... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gayle Valeros
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Needs evaluation: It is difficult to determine exactly what a 'lump' is or the cause of it without direct examination of the area involved. It may simply be a clogged ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Gayle Valeros
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Too general: Stomach ache is too general of a symptom. If you could provide more information (e.g., where your stomach hurts, if you are having any nausea or vom... Read More
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gayle Valeros
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Foreign body: is a common cause for pain in one eye (e.g., an eyelash, mascara, etc.). Other causes can be corneal abrasion or infection or even a torn contact len... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gayle Valeros
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Different infection: Klebsiella pneumoniae is a different organism from Chlamydia trachomatis and may require 2 different antibiotics to treat and cure both infections. W... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gayle Valeros
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Go back in: You need to have this node evaluated as it is unusual to develop new nodes while you are on antibiotics. This may be an abscess that needs drainage. ... Read More

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HealthTap member
Nov 20, 2014
sorry my connection was interrupted. Darn wifi! She was very helpful and thorough. She gave me different options to pursue. Wanted to give her full stars but pressed at the wrong time. Great experie
HealthTap member
Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Valeros is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Valeros is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
This was very helpful. Thanks! ER is of no help When I get there it's done and they think I'm insane :). Thanks for your time
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This checklist was very helpful! Thanks :) Thank you Dr Gayle... I went and seen a pain specialist.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thanks for answering me. I need a good neurologist.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

St. George's University School of Medicine, Grenada
Graduated 1997MD

Residency

JFK MEDICAL CENTER
Completed 2000

Awards

Top Family Physician, Second Place, Arizona - Fall
2014
Top Doctor, Third Place, Tucson Region - Fall
2014
Most Influential Doctor, Second Place, Arizona - Fall
2014

Affiliations

American Academy of Family Physicians
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