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Dr. Louis Esquivel

Holistic Medicine
San Antonio, TX
36 years experience male

Locations

Alternative Medicine & Holistic Health of San Antonio

San Antonio, TX

Address

3740 Colony Dr., Suite LL102, San Antonio, TX
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: Closed
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About

Bio

I help people with a wide variety of medical conditions rediscover their health, wellness and vitality using safe and effective holistic methods and techniques. I always balance my analysis and treatments with the total breadth of my medical training which includes conventional medicine as needed.

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.

Holistic Medicine

Anti-Aging Medicine

Licenses

United States: Texas

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

78 Answers
54 Agrees
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Esquivel
Holistic Medicine 36 years experience
Maybe: The recommended daily allowance for a health adult is only 2.4 micrograms but depending on other health circumstances such as pernicious anemia or oth... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Esquivel
Holistic Medicine 36 years experience
Food Sensitivities?: Grains and dairy are very common sources of food sensitivity and can cause your symptoms. Consider a paleo form of eating and see how you feel. See ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Esquivel
Holistic Medicine 36 years experience
Paleo ; Cardio: Look into the paleolithic, or "paleo" dietary lifestyle. It is a very clean, nutritious, low inflammatory, low glycemic approach which may significan... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Esquivel
Holistic Medicine 36 years experience
Consider EFT: Emotional freedom technique is a holistic approach to stress management and can be used for a wide variety of emotionally charged issues. Addiction t... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Esquivel
Holistic Medicine 36 years experience
Yes: Yes, over time you will. It takes a 3500 calorie deficit to burn 1 lb. Of fat. All other things being equal, you would loose 1 lb of fat in 12 days ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Esquivel
Holistic Medicine 36 years experience
NO: Lots of hype on the internet but no true results. After puberty, your breast development essentially stops. Any further enlargement may be due to fa... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Esquivel
Holistic Medicine 36 years experience
Safer, but . . . : Generally speaking herbals are much safer than pharmaceuticals, however certain herbs, just like drugs if taken in too high of a dose, too frequently ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Louis Esquivel
Holistic Medicine 36 years experience
See a doctor: Strongly advise seeing a doctor to verify it is milk or other type of secretion. Could be related to gland infection or pituitary gland disorder.
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Louis Esquivel
Holistic Medicine 36 years experience
More not better: Your body has a threshold at which adding more does not result in a better result, rather it is simply urinated out of the system. B12 is a water sol... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Louis Esquivel
Holistic Medicine 36 years experience
Need further eval.: Your symptoms certainly suggest a GI related problem with the exception of the armpit pain. You clearly need a more comprehensive evaluation which sh... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Esquivel
Holistic Medicine 36 years experience
Soon: Most muscle strains like back strains can take 4 to 8 weeks to completely resolve. Lite exercise is ok during this time but i would not recommend wei... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Esquivel
Holistic Medicine 36 years experience
It depends . . .: It depends on what you mean by "little bit" and what type of diet you are trying to follow. If just cutting calories then certainly counting the calo... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Esquivel
Holistic Medicine 36 years experience
Can't be sure: Can't be sure about the following month but what is concerning is why you had two apparent menses in one month. You should see a doctor about this.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Esquivel
Holistic Medicine 36 years experience
Not legally: Anabolic steroids are synthetic chemicals that induce muscular growth but also have other side effects that can literally kill you. Steer clear from ... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Louis Esquivel
Holistic Medicine 36 years experience
Yes: It is known in general that exercise is a great "stress" reducer. Many mood disorders, including anxiety can be helped this way. The use of exercise... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Esquivel
Holistic Medicine 36 years experience
Food sensitivities: Here is a short list of common foods many people are actually sensitive to which can add to bloat, inflammation and water retention; wheat, egg, dairy... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Esquivel
Holistic Medicine 36 years experience
Diet & probiotic: I agree with the previous doctor. A low carbohydrate diet with particular stress on avoiding simple sugars is the best "home remedy" along with probi... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Esquivel
Holistic Medicine 36 years experience
Diet connections?: From a holistic perspective, food sensitivities may sometimes be involved (different from allergy). Common foods i generally recommend avoiding are g... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Esquivel
Holistic Medicine 36 years experience
Exercise yes diet no: Your diet likely has very little to do with tendonitis. Overtraining or chronically over straining an injury can prolong its recover however. See yo... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Esquivel
Holistic Medicine 36 years experience
Can't say for sure: Maca in particular can have hormonal effects. How this might effect hormonal balance is unclear. You really need to see a qualified herbalist/doctor... Read More
A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Louis Esquivel
Holistic Medicine 36 years experience
Infection?: Gram stain of any body fluid or tissue is for microscopic visualization of bacteria and other organisms. Cult refers to "culture" which is where the... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Louis Esquivel
Holistic Medicine 36 years experience
Vitamin D3: This should be monitored by your physician. That said, I often recommend up to 10,000 IU of a high quality lipid based D3 daily with a recheck of lev... Read More
A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Esquivel
Holistic Medicine 36 years experience
Estimate: Various studies have documented various degrees of improvement. A drop by 12 points in the systolic and up to 8 points in the diastolic were noted in... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Esquivel
Holistic Medicine 36 years experience
Slightly: Could be due to hormonal, infectious, glandular or skin related condition. Difficult to tell without examination, which i highly recommend.
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Louis Esquivel
Holistic Medicine 36 years experience
Not likely: First, we are assuming it is a simple wart. It may or may not be. You need examination to determine what it is and how to remedy it. Healthy eating ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Louis Esquivel
Holistic Medicine 36 years experience
Maybe: Too much can indeed strain kidney function though this is highly variable. The real question is, do you really need a protein supplement? In most ca... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Esquivel
Holistic Medicine 36 years experience
Don't: You should get clearance from your surgeon before starting any exercise program. Those exercises increase the pressure inside your abdomen and this m... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Esquivel
Holistic Medicine 36 years experience
Get checked: See a podiatrist. Sounds like you may have plantar fascitis, flat feet or possible a heel spur. You need examination to determine what else may be t... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Esquivel
Holistic Medicine 36 years experience
See a doctor: If you are rapidly losing weight or otherwise not doing well you need to have a medical evaluation to determine the underlying cause. Please do so!
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Esquivel
Holistic Medicine 36 years experience
Diet ; Lifestyle: I recommend the paleo diet as it is high in veggies, moderate in fruit sugars, high in protein, vitamins, minerals, other nutrients. Has an anti infl... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Louis Esquivel
Holistic Medicine 36 years experience
Get an examination: Difficult to say by description. Could be from the neck or the soft tissues from the area. Need a good exam to rule out tissue growth/tumor issues. ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Esquivel
Holistic Medicine 36 years experience
Diet ; Lifestyle: I recommend the paleo diet as it is high in veggies, moderate in fruit sugars, high in protein, vitamins, minerals, other nutrients. Has an anti infl... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Esquivel
Holistic Medicine 36 years experience
See a holistic doc: Get a general medical evaluation from a holistic doctor and request testing of thyroid and other hormones as appropriate for your age and sex. You ma... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Esquivel
Holistic Medicine 36 years experience
Maybe: Most women have some degree of fatty tissue around their breasts, though technically breast tissue itself will not shrink, just the surrounding fatty ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Esquivel
Holistic Medicine 36 years experience
Maybe: It depends on your underlying health issues. People with gluten and other food sensitivity can have symptoms not develop for several days and their e... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Esquivel
Holistic Medicine 36 years experience
Yes, possibly.: This problem needs further medical evaluation by a cardiologist. A formal stress test should be performed to determine if this is indeed a sinus rhyt... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Esquivel
Holistic Medicine 36 years experience
See Chinese Med doc: This should only be determined by a chinese medicine specialist. Herbal prescriptions of this type requires knowledge of your individual health state... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Louis Esquivel
Holistic Medicine 36 years experience
Not specific: These signs are not specific enough to be taken by themselves as signs of recovery. One might expect to see them in the recovery phase of acute hepat... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Louis Esquivel
Holistic Medicine 36 years experience
It depends . . . : Depends on what they are. Could be from a condition called rosacea, could be a superficial infection, could be a blood vessel. Bottom line being it ... Read More
A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Esquivel
Holistic Medicine 36 years experience
Possibilities : Two possibilities come to mind; one possibly due to a degenerative process involving the joint at the "ball" of your foot/feet. This develops over ti... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Louis Esquivel
Holistic Medicine 36 years experience
See your doctor: You could have exercise induced asthma. It needs proper diagnosis first. I advise seeing your doctor to clarify the diagnosis and treatment plan.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Esquivel
Holistic Medicine 36 years experience
Poor digestion: Many people are sensitive to common foods, "healthy" or not. Glutenous grains (wheat being the most common), dairy, eggs, soy and peanuts are common ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Esquivel
Holistic Medicine 36 years experience
Not necessarily: It depends on your body composition, energy expenditure, underlying medical problems and how quickly you want to lose weight. As a generic answer for... Read More
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Louis Esquivel
Holistic Medicine 36 years experience
Yes, but . . .: Acute lyme disease is a well recognized problem with a fairly straight forward medical approach. In that case a rheumatologist or even a general phys... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Esquivel
Holistic Medicine 36 years experience
Avoid oxidation: The effects of aging are due to a chemical reaction called oxidation. Sun, smoking, poor diet, stress among other things further increase oxidation. ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Esquivel
Holistic Medicine 36 years experience
Yes, but . . .: In most cases the answer is yes, but the types of foods and their nutrient and calorie density is an even greater determinant. You could eat smaller ... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Esquivel
Holistic Medicine 36 years experience
NO: Using chlorpheniramine (the antihistamine in corricidin) together with Diphenhydramine (benadryl( may increase side effects such as drowsiness, blur... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Esquivel
Holistic Medicine 36 years experience
See your doctor: You may have one of several forms of vaginitis (yeast, bacterial or protozoal). You could potentially have a urinary tract infection too due to the c... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Esquivel
Holistic Medicine 36 years experience
It depends: Aloe vera gel can help soothe minor skin irritation and minor burn inflammation, but it is not useful as a "pain medicine".
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Esquivel
Holistic Medicine 36 years experience
Unlikely but possibl: It only takes one sperm cell to fertilize the egg. Pre-ejaculate theoretically does not contain sperm but I would be hesitant to give a blanket No an... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Esquivel is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Esquivel is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Sep 19, 2015
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you so much for answering my question :)
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This was very helpful. Thanks! can this test look for actinomyces,fungis and mold.?
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you doc. Will in touch with you...

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas, TX
Graduated 1986MD

Residency

Memorial Medical Center, Corpus Christi, Tx

Awards

Patients Choice Award 2011, Vitals.com
America's Most Compassionate Doctors Award 2012, Vitals.com
Patients Choice Award 2012, Vitals.com
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