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Dr. Howard Fertel

Emergency Medicine
SOUTHFIELD, MI
33 years experience

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Emergency Medicine

Languages spoken

English

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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Howard Fertel
33 years experience
Probable abscess.: Probable abscess. Apply moist heat with a towel or moist heating pad and it should go away. If it gets red, bigger, you have a fever, see your doct... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Fertel
33 years experience
Ct chest: You need a repeat cat scan of your chest in 6 months to see if the nodule has changed in size.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Fertel
33 years experience
Could be: Could be a small abscess.
A 65-year-old male asked:
Dr. Howard Fertel
33 years experience
Not likely: This is unlikely a cardiac problem if you are not experiencing chest discomfort during vigorous exercise.
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Fertel
33 years experience
Right: You might be right but you should see your doctor to be evaluated for congestive heart failure , asthma or copd.
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Howard Fertel
33 years experience
No : Not transmitted by kissing. If you have symptoms of gerd go to a gastroenterologist and have endoscopy.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Fertel
33 years experience
Yes: Yes. You need endoscopy and possible biopsy.
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Fertel
33 years experience
Antanatal: Antanatal- after birth, prenatal - before birth, perinatal - around birth.
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Fertel
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More comfortable: It may make you more comfortable but it wont cause ddd to heal.
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Fertel
33 years experience
Certain plastics: It is safe to drink out of certain plastics. They make plastic containers now that do not leach chemicals. This is what you need.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Fertel
33 years experience
Yes: Yes. Wash hands constantly.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Fertel
33 years experience
Yes: Tendon rupture and cartiledge damage.
A member asked:
Dr. Howard Fertel
33 years experience
Fever ,runny nose: Fever runny nose , crying, tugging of the ear. Most ear infection are viral but the above symptoms should prompt a visit to your child's doctor.
A member asked:
Dr. Howard Fertel
33 years experience
See doctor : See your doctor immediately. Post partum depression can be treated with anidepressants, but it may take a couple of weeks for the effects to take pla... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Howard Fertel
33 years experience
Unlikely: If you are having pain or feel a lump, get another testicular ultra sound. If not you are probably fine.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Fertel
33 years experience
For some: For some women this is completely normal.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Fertel
33 years experience
Yes: Yes but if you have a fever and/or yellow to green nasal discharge you need to be on an antibiotic.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Fertel
33 years experience
If: If you have abdominal pain above the fight hip bone you need to worry about appendicitis, right sided diverticulitis, right sided ovarian torsion, rig... Read More
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Howard Fertel
33 years experience
Weeks: It could be weeks before you get full range of motion back but you will want to exercise it.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Fertel
33 years experience
Ibuprofen: Ibuprofen will hasten your recovery.
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Howard Fertel
33 years experience
Probable strain: This is probably just a strain. Stop working out for a week, take Motrin as directed. Apply moist heat to the desired area. If this dose not cure th... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Fertel
33 years experience
Malaise and hormonal: Probably due to hormonal changes if blood tests and urine tests are negative.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Fertel
33 years experience
Heat, motrin: Moist heat and motrin. But you should get a neck x-ray and do not take Motrin if your pregnant.
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Fertel
33 years experience
Metastatic cancer c: Metastatic cancer to bone can cause high levels of serum calcium. Renal failure can cause elevated serum potassium. Dehydration can cause elevated s... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Fertel
33 years experience
Myriad: This could represent a myriad of entities. You should go to the emergency department for the fastest care and results.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Fertel
33 years experience
Weeks: If you are on Lovenox or Coumadin (warfarin) it takes many weeks for the blood clot to dissolve.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Fertel
33 years experience
Could be: Could be congenital or could be the consequences of giving birth.
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Howard Fertel
33 years experience
Broncoscopy: What i think you are referring to is broncoscopy which is done for pulmonary biopsy as well as other reasons.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Fertel
33 years experience
Vaginal or oral: In either case it is probably viral.
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Fertel
33 years experience
Not likely: Not likely. Something else is causing the problem.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Fertel
33 years experience
Intravascular: Can be done intravascular now ie. They don't have to open your chest.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Fertel
33 years experience
Nothing: Nothing or it could indicate early pregnancy.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Fertel
33 years experience
Usually benign: Vocal cord nodules are usually benign but could effect your voice. See an ENT for further treatment.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Fertel
33 years experience
Pregnancy sinus infe: This can happen in pregnancy or sinus infection.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Fertel
33 years experience
5 to 7 days: Generally 5 to 7 days.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Fertel
33 years experience
Muscle spasm: Probably muscle spasm but electrolyte changes and cervical radiculopathy need to be considered.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Fertel
33 years experience
Migraine: If this is episodic. You may be suffering from migraines or complex migraines. You don't necessarily have to have a headache to have a migraine.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Fertel
33 years experience
Infection in blood: Once the infection enters the blood stream you are technically bactaremic and have a strong potentila for sepsis.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Fertel
33 years experience
Possibly: Possibly. It is a citric acid containing fruit that can promote feflux.
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Howard Fertel
33 years experience
Unlikely: Unlikely. But at least you should get a CBC done.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Fertel
33 years experience
No : No it is allergy medication.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Fertel
33 years experience
Possible: It is possible that you are pregnant. Continue taking a urine pregnancy test once a day for the next week.
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Fertel
33 years experience
See doctor: This could be the begining of shingles or other problems. You should see your doctor.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Fertel
33 years experience
Sex: You can safely have sex until the last few weeks of pregnancy.
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Fertel
33 years experience
Changes: Changes in hormones associated with your menstrual cycle.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Fertel
33 years experience
Could: Could be std or uti, have urine tested.

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Fertel is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Fertel is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thanks doctor!! But I only can eat clear feeds, how about nutrition??
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Thanks for your quick reply! Ummm. There's no infections or diseases. My skin is itchy
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thanks. This helps ease my mind a bit.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine, MI
Graduated 1989MD

Awards

Top Doctor, Third Place, Royal Oak Region, MI - Summer
2013
Top Emergency Medicine Specialist , Second Place, National - Summer
2013
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