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Dr. Jeffrey Mandel

Palliative Care
BERKELEY, CA
50 years experience male

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Palliative Care

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

28 Answers
17 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Mandel
Palliative Care 50 years experience
Cancer with no treat: You may feel ill in the late stages depending on where the cancer is and where it has spread. Hair loss is unlikely if chemotherapy is not elected. Yo... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Mandel
Palliative Care 50 years experience
Hospice is EOL care: Hospice is for people a Dr. believes has 6 months or less to live. Sometimes we are wrong and patients live longer and some graduate from hospice.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Mandel
Palliative Care 50 years experience
Sometimes, nit alway: PC doctors see more very I'll patients and may have very good prognostic skills, but no one gets it right all the time. End of life can be a variable ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Mandel
Palliative Care 50 years experience
Cannot say: I would need more info about the causes of your liver failure and the medications you use.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Mandel
Palliative Care 50 years experience
Discuss with oncolog: If his disease is widespread, then treatment with chemo may buy him some time but will not cure him. Hospice may be a good alternative to improve qual... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Mandel
Palliative Care 50 years experience
University medical c: Most university medical centers have state if the art cancer programs. Many community hospitals offer good oncology
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Mandel
Palliative Care 50 years experience
Sciatica: This sounds like a nerve root irritation from a protruding or herniated lumbar disc. See your doctor for diagnosis and treatment.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Mandel
Palliative Care 50 years experience
Ignore: Be open to including PC into your care plan along with curative care. Don't be afraid, it helps.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Mandel
Palliative Care 50 years experience
Ignore: Palliative care can be provided along with curative care. It focuses on symptom management.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Mandel
Palliative Care 50 years experience
It is not good: When an organ such as the liver fails due to disease, it can cause kidney, heart and other digestive organs to fail also, ergo muliorgan failure.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Mandel
Palliative Care 50 years experience
Yes perhaps: I need more information. What kind of virus, what do mean end stage, what kind of hallucinations, any other symptoms and diagnoses?
A male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Mandel
Palliative Care 50 years experience
7-10 days usually: With antibiotics, pneumonia is usually curable. The cause of the PNA needs be determined to see if it can be prevented.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Mandel
Palliative Care 50 years experience
See a gi specialist: Asciites can be drained and a catheter can be placed to drain the fluid at home.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Mandel
Palliative Care 50 years experience
Yes, but often isn't: Pc physicians can bill for the primary diagnosis.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Mandel
Palliative Care 50 years experience
Revoke: Revocation is easy and cannot be contested. A new hospice company can be found to replace the one you have left.
A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Mandel
Palliative Care 50 years experience
Yes: They are compatible at that dosage.
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Mandel
Palliative Care 50 years experience
See your doctot: You need to know what is causing your symptoms. It could be benign or something more serious.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Mandel
Palliative Care 50 years experience
Only if u have esld: Hep c can cause cirrhosis but the terminal stages of cirrhosis usually present with ascites, jaundice and encephalopathy. You qualify for hospice if a... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Mandel
Palliative Care 50 years experience
Vannot tell: Your question is not clear. The last part of the small intestine is called the terminal ileum.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Mandel
Palliative Care 50 years experience
It depends: With hemodialysis, it can be years. Without HD, probably only months depending on how severe is the kidney failure.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Mandel
Palliative Care 50 years experience
It varies: Most PC programs have doctors, nurse practitioners, nurses, social workers, and a chaplain/spiritual counselor. Psychologists are included in some pro... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Mandel
Palliative Care 50 years experience
Ignore: Palliative care is not always end-of-life care. It can coexist with curative care.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Mandel
Palliative Care 50 years experience
Ignore: Most symptoms can be managed by palliative care doctors.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Mandel
Palliative Care 50 years experience
Need ear exam: This could be a cerumen plug or an infection. You should have it exmined. If it is a waxy, plug, you can be treated and feel better at once.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Mandel
Palliative Care 50 years experience
Ignore: Palliative care is a way to reduce suffering with symptom control.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Mandel
Palliative Care 50 years experience
See a hematologist: NHL is often treatable by hem/once specialists. Palliative care can help with symptoms. Hospice is available if a Dr. thinks u have 6 months or less t... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Mandel
Palliative Care 50 years experience
Ignore: The goal of palliative care is to attempt to relieve physical, emotional, social and spiritual suffe.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Mandel
Palliative Care 50 years experience
Cancer spread to bon: Many cancers metastasize to bones of the spine.

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Testimonials
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HealthTap member
Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Mandel is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Mandel is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
This was very helpful. Thanks! You were absolutely right .! I have end stage chronic liver disease . and hep b and c .contracted in military , from jet injection device .
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful!
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Thanks for your quick reply! thanks

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Florida College of Medicine, FL
Graduated 1972MD

Residency

HIGHLAND COMMUNITY HOSP,Rochester, NYITAL
Completed 1975

Awards

Top Palliative Care Specialist, Second Place, California - Summer
2013
Founding Knowledge Editor, First Place, California - Winter
2016
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