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Dr. Lisa Persaud

Hospital-based practice
MINEOLA, NY
13 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.

Hospital-based practice

Internal Medicine

Licenses

United States: New York

Doctor Q&A

42 Answers
2 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lisa Persaud
Hospital-based practice 13 years experience
No..: The best test to reveal a DVT would be the ultrasound of the veins in your legs. The bulging veins in your legs are maybe varicose or spider veins - t... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lisa Persaud
Hospital-based practice 13 years experience
No: I would not trust those types of drinks for fast weight loss. The best way to lose it is a good diet and exercise!! Good luck!!
A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lisa Persaud
Hospital-based practice 13 years experience
Pregnancy test: I agree with the other doctor's answer in that it can be infectious or it can be something called diverticulitis. She should see a doctor right away ... Read More
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lisa Persaud
Hospital-based practice 13 years experience
Excessive sweat: Water pills may not seem to work during hot weather because your legs are more prone to swelling during heat. You may need a slightly higher dose and ... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lisa Persaud
Hospital-based practice 13 years experience
It might be bursitis: blister or a hemtoma, based on the fluid-filled feature of the lump. Did you hit your knee recently or do you spend a lot of time kneeling? I would a... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lisa Persaud
Hospital-based practice 13 years experience
Probably not: It sounds like you may have slept on it and temporarily cut off some of your blood supply to that arm. If it reoccurs while awake, I would see a doc b... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Persaud
Hospital-based practice 13 years experience
Depends: A simple UTI usually takes a few days to get better with the right antibiotic. A kidney infection is more serious as it higher up in the urinary tract... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Persaud
Hospital-based practice 13 years experience
No: Autoimmune hepatitis is inflammation of the liver caused by your own body attacking it.There is no real understanding of why people get this but it ha... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Persaud
Hospital-based practice 13 years experience
GERD: I don't believe it's your heart based on your age.There are a few reasons why this may happen.More commonly, it can be acid reflux.A less common expla... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lisa Persaud
Hospital-based practice 13 years experience
Yes it can: Yes, it can return but may not necessarily be causing your symptoms.If you are experiencing dark stools, you should see your doctor immediately.If you... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Persaud
Hospital-based practice 13 years experience
In most cases, no: A UTI usually involves the bladder or urethra but if the infection travels up to the kidneys, it can cause an infection there.This is the common pathw... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Persaud
Hospital-based practice 13 years experience
Not necessarily: Some people are carriers for MRSA and that doesn't mean they are infected.The bacteria just lives in their flora (usually nasal)without causing any sy... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Persaud
Hospital-based practice 13 years experience
No, it shouldn't: Kidney stones shouldn't directly stop a bowel movement. Kidney stones are however very painful and one may be afraid to force down during a bowel move... Read More
A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lisa Persaud
Hospital-based practice 13 years experience
U should be fine: Unfortunately, all meds have a list of side effects!if you aren't allergic to sulfa antibiotics, you should be fine.Most common se are nausea, diarrhe... Read More
A 75-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lisa Persaud
Hospital-based practice 13 years experience
Yes it's fine: You can take Mucinex (guaifenesin) without having problems going to sleep.It will soothe your cough so it will actually help you sleep better. It is o... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lisa Persaud
Hospital-based practice 13 years experience
It may be unrelated: to your period. It may be a gastro-intestinal problem like acid-reflux disease, IBS (irritable bowel syndrome), gastritis, etc If the symptoms don't r... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lisa Persaud
Hospital-based practice 13 years experience
Maybe..: It does sound like a lot but I don't know the full scope of your case. I see that you have a history of skin abscesses which may be why your doctor pu... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lisa Persaud
Hospital-based practice 13 years experience
Not likely: I highly doubt that you got infected with HIV from the massage and the pimples bleeding even if the person massaging you had HIV. However, you should ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lisa Persaud
Hospital-based practice 13 years experience
Inflammed food pipe: It may very well be inflammation of your esophagus causing you chest pain. I'd advise you to to change your diet to non-spicy diet and avoid caffeine,... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Persaud
Hospital-based practice 13 years experience
No, it shouldn't: Infection with MRSA shouldn't cause itching. It more likely causes pain and discomfort.However, if you have an itchy rash caused by something else, to... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Persaud
Hospital-based practice 13 years experience
It can: Yes it can. Any stress to the body can cause your stress hormones to increase which can raise your glucose level. Also with stones, you are susceptibl... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Lisa Persaud
Hospital-based practice 13 years experience
Viral infection : This is likely a viral infection and should subside on its own. However if the redness occurs with crusting or discharge, this could be bacterial and... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lisa Persaud
Hospital-based practice 13 years experience
Don't use ear buds: You can try an OTC ear wax removal solution like Debrox to see if it will help. Do not place anything like Q-tips or or any other objects in the ear ... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lisa Persaud
Hospital-based practice 13 years experience
Probably a week : In my opinion, if you are positive for COVID-19 and your symptoms have resolved, you shouldn't be considered contagious after a week from the resoluti... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lisa Persaud
Hospital-based practice 13 years experience
Likely normal..: Sounds like the natural gurgling that goes on in your gut as a result of natural transit with digestive juices. If for some reason you are hearing it ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lisa Persaud
Hospital-based practice 13 years experience
Maybe..: A urine test would be able to tell if you are pregnant but it has to be a special kind of test. The urine test that picked up your infection is not t... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lisa Persaud
Hospital-based practice 13 years experience
Yes it might.. : You can try normal saline drops to your nares before sleep to see if it helps. I noticed that you are on pain meds and have a history of GERD. You sho... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Lisa Persaud
Hospital-based practice 13 years experience
Are you sad most of : the time? It might be a sign of dysythmic disorder or even depression. If you notice that you are sad often, have no energy, over-eating or under-eati... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lisa Persaud
Hospital-based practice 13 years experience
May need endoscopy: This may be due to food allergies (for ex lactose or gluten) or perhaps H. Pylori infection in your stomach. If you are taking a lot of pain meds like... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Persaud
Hospital-based practice 13 years experience
You need blood tests: You should see your doctor right away so that you can have blood work done. Are you taking any kind of medication/herbal supplement/diet pill? Are you... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Persaud
Hospital-based practice 13 years experience
Yes: Yes you can, especially in the beginning or a milder infection. Other symptoms that point to infection are going to the bathroom more often, urgent ur... Read More
A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lisa Persaud
Hospital-based practice 13 years experience
Possibly inflamed LN: This could possibly be cyst or fatty tumor or it may be an inflamed lymph node due to your body fighting off an infection. It could also be a warning ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lisa Persaud
Hospital-based practice 13 years experience
Circulation or Nerve: This may be referred to as tingling which is usually a form of a neuropathy, which may be around your foot itself or maybe from your spine. If there i... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lisa Persaud
Hospital-based practice 13 years experience
It might be asthma..: It sounds like it might be an asthma attack. Sometimes asthma can develop later on in life. Different things may trigger it - an upper respiratory inf... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Persaud
Hospital-based practice 13 years experience
Somewhat.: The kidney infection isn't directly causing increased bowel movements.It is likely due to the antibiotics that you are on for it.Anitbiotics can inter... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lisa Persaud
Hospital-based practice 13 years experience
Yes!: The appendix acts as a 'policeman' for our body. It contains lymph tissue that helps fight off foreign invasion to our body such as infection.In the p... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Persaud
Hospital-based practice 13 years experience
It may..: Patients with gastroparesis may usually have underlying diabetes. There are other causes for gastroparesis, including a hypoactive thyroid.It turns ou... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Persaud
Hospital-based practice 13 years experience
Depends..Maybe both: When you say kidney infection, I am assuming you mean a urinary tract infection.The antibiotic depends on the type of organism that is causing the inf... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Persaud
Hospital-based practice 13 years experience
Vomitting center: There is an area in your brain (vomitting center)that when stimulated, can lead to nausea/vomitting.Kidney stones cause a lot of pain, which in itself... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Persaud
Hospital-based practice 13 years experience
Not usually: Pneumonia itself does not usually appear as a mass on an xray. However, those that have a mass in their lungs, can develop an infection on top of that... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Persaud
Hospital-based practice 13 years experience
It depends: For a simple bladder infection or urinary tract infection (uti), it should get better within 7-10 days with the right antibiotic. If the infection asc... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Persaud
Hospital-based practice 13 years experience
Resistant bug: Mrsa stands for "methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus". Most infections causes by staph are treatable with multiple types of antibiotics.Howe... Read More

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Persaud is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Persaud is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
Thank you, your answer was very helpful! That was a very in-depth answer, I am going to find a new GI Dr now!
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This made me feel good. Thanks! Thank it helped and the advice was good too
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Thank you.. I'm 18 but when I was like 12 for football I got tested

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

St. George's University School of Medicine, Grenada
Graduated 2009MD

Residency

WINTHROP-UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL
Completed 2006

Awards

Top Hospitalist, Second Place, National - Summer
2013

Affiliations

ACP
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