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Dr. Marcel Goldberg

Family Medicine
Meridian, ID
28 years experience male

Locations

Office

Meridian, ID

Address

3025 W Cherry Lane, Suite B, Meridian, ID, US
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
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Insurances accepted

Regence Blue Shield of Idaho

Aetna

Cigna

Health Net

Tricare

Blue Cross of Idaho

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About

Bio

Dr. Goldberg earned his MD degree at the University of Kansas and completed his Family Medicine Residency at Sutter Merced Family Practice Residency Program in Merced, CA. After practicing in Ventura County, CA for about 12 years, he moved with his family to Meridian, Idaho to work for St. Alphonsus Medical Group in 2009. Dr. Goldberg enjoys working with young families and children, encouraging healthy lifestyles and promoting cardiovascular risk reduction. He uses evidence based medicine whenever possible to help guide patients in preventing and treating illness and disease.

Specialties
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Family Medicine

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

50 Answers
9 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marcel Goldberg
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Sounds good!: Sounds like a healthy meal. Just remember to limit portion sizes, because too much of even a healthy dish is too much.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marcel Goldberg
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Blood disorder?: Could indicate serious problems like a clotting disorder, low platelets, bone marrow disorder, spleen problems, or blood/bone marrow cancer. You need... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marcel Goldberg
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Yes: Local injection site reactions such as a tender nodule or redness are common after flu vaccination and should resolve within a couple of days.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marcel Goldberg
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Bladder infection: Sounds like you have developed a bladder infection. See your doctor for diagnosis and treatment as soon as you can, so it does not become more seriou... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marcel Goldberg
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Skin test: The best way to determine if you have an allergy to a food or other substance is by having a skin test through your allergist.
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marcel Goldberg
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Allergies or sinus: Sounds like sinus pressure which could be due to allergies or a sinus infection. See your doctor for evaluation and treatment recommendations.
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marcel Goldberg
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Probably so: For most people, the target for blood pressure is lower than 140/90. However, if you have special circumstances such as diabetes or chronic kidney di... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marcel Goldberg
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Herpes: Sounds like it could be herpes. You should have your doctor look at it to be sure one way or another.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marcel Goldberg
Family Medicine 28 years experience
From last period: Pregnancy is usually measured in weeks from the first day of the last menstrual period.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marcel Goldberg
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Yes: You can get pregnant even if your periods are not normal. You should always practice safe sex.
A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marcel Goldberg
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Yes: One of the main objectives of health care reform is to prevent exclusion from coverage due to pre-existing conditions.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marcel Goldberg
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Gland or node: Most likely is an inflamed lymph node or an inflamed salivary gland. You could try taking some ibuprofen, but see your doctor right away if it gets wo... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marcel Goldberg
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Talk to your doctor: If your question is that detailed or complex, you need to talk to your physician.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marcel Goldberg
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Yes: You can get a yeast infection at any time of the month.
A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marcel Goldberg
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Yes; possibly: You can stop Colchicine and use Allopurinol alone to prevent recurrent attacks. Keeping your Uric Acid level below 6 with Allopurinol and a low puri... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marcel Goldberg
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Neither: Assuming your dates are correct, april 7th would be the first day of your last menstrual period. Ovulation in generally about 2 weeks after that, and... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marcel Goldberg
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Fiber: 3 best things are: 1. Fiber 2. Fiber 3. Fiber pick a fiber supplement like benefiber, citrucell, fibercon, metamucil, etc and use it 2-3 times a... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marcel Goldberg
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Help skin stay moist: Avoid hot showers and baths. Water should be tepid (on the cool side of warm). Avoid harsh soaps and use a moisturizing body bar like dove or caress... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marcel Goldberg
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Hopefully more: The most basic answer to the weight loss question is that you will need to eat less and exercise more. Your doctor should be able to provide you with... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marcel Goldberg
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Yes: diet can help reduce uric acid levels. Colchicine stabilizes inflammatory cells, preventing them from releasing inflammatory molecules. It does not ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marcel Goldberg
Family Medicine 28 years experience
TMJ: Sounds like it could be from your tmj, temporomandibular joint. See your doctor to confirm if it still hurts after trying things like tylenol (acetam... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marcel Goldberg
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Similar meds: Flurbiprofen and Ibuprofen are two different medications in the same class of medications called nsaids (nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs). Drugs ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marcel Goldberg
Family Medicine 28 years experience
No: Length of hair has nothing to do with whether your neck is skinny or not.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marcel Goldberg
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Sun screen: If you are exposed to lots of sunshine, you should wear protective clothing, and put sunscreen on all exposed areas of skin. The key to adequate skin... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marcel Goldberg
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Get evaluated: Those blood pressures are way too high, especially as a new finding in someone as young as you. Go back to your doctor for an evaluation, and if nece... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marcel Goldberg
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Cannot say no: While there have been studies associating an increased risk of certain lung cancers in people with a history of tuberculosis, there is no proof that t... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marcel Goldberg
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Yes: Your body needs iodine to make thyroid hormones (among other things). Without it you would develop hypothyroidism and a goiter. Luckily, iodine defi... Read More
A 71-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marcel Goldberg
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Uncommon: Although uncommon, Humira (adalimumab) may be associated with vision problems including cataracts and optic neuritis, an inflammatory condition of the... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marcel Goldberg
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Generally not: Within the context of an otherwise healthy diet, as long as you aren't consuming too many calories, eating fruits is healthy, and much better for you ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marcel Goldberg
Family Medicine 28 years experience
No: Smoking is never healthy. Smoking while on birth control can increase risk for blood clots. It would be better not to smoke at all.
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marcel Goldberg
Family Medicine 28 years experience
TLC and medication: Total chol seems low given that level of triglycerides. Low fat, low sugar, low carb diet combined with regular aerobic esercise and weight loss can ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marcel Goldberg
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Yes: You could theoretically get pregnant from anyone who is not 100% infertile (sterile). Unless you are trying to get pregnant, always practice safe sex... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marcel Goldberg
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Not uniform: Just means that the cartilage looks different in different areas, it does not have a consistent appearance throughout the whole area of cartilage. It ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marcel Goldberg
Family Medicine 28 years experience
No need to wean. : If you have only been taking that low dose for that short a time period, you do not need to taper or " wean" off. Keep in mind that most initial sid... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marcel Goldberg
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Allergies?: Symptoms could be due to allergic rhinitis or chronic sinusitis. Itching points to allergic cause, but allergies that are untreated may increase risk... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marcel Goldberg
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Yes: It's possible, as long as your bipolar disorder is controlled.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marcel Goldberg
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Endometrium: The endometrium is the inner lining of the uterus.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marcel Goldberg
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Yes: Date of conception is estimated from the date of your last menstrual period. Having your baby 3 days before the due date does not change that.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marcel Goldberg
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Repeat test: Unless you are in a stable, monogamous relationship and want to get pregnant, you should not be having unprotected sex. Wait a few days and take the t... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marcel Goldberg
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Get it checked: It is impossible to say what it is when we only know what you posted above. You must go to your doctor to have it checked. The most worrisome thing ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Marcel Goldberg
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Skin infection: Cellulitis (not cellulotis) is an infection of the skin causing redness, warmth, swelling and tenderness. It involves the skin and subcutaneous tissu... Read More
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marcel Goldberg
Family Medicine 28 years experience
No.: Medi-cal is california's version of medicaid. Medicaid is available in other states, but is not called "medical".
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marcel Goldberg
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Different uses : Albuterol is a short acting bronchodilator used for acute/rescue treatment for wheezing. Symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) is a combination of an... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marcel Goldberg
Family Medicine 28 years experience
No: Gas in not a sign of ectopic pregnancy. Pelvic pain and bleeding typically 6-8 weeks after last period are some classic symptoms of ectopic pregnanc... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marcel Goldberg
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Possibly: Estrogel can be associated with fluid retention and other weight changes.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marcel Goldberg
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Probably not: As long as you eat a healthy and well balanced diet, forgetting to take your prenatal vitamin now and then will not hurt your baby.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marcel Goldberg
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Weight loss unneeded: If you are 5'7" and weigh 127, you do not need to lose weight. In general, if you are otherwise healthy without heart or vascular conditions, vigorou... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marcel Goldberg
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Yeast: Candida is a form of yeast. It is ubiquitous in the environment.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marcel Goldberg
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Diet: Gas is caused by the breakdown of various foods by the bacteria and enzymes in your gut. It's totally natural, and that's why they say that "everybod... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marcel Goldberg
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Echocardiogram: An ultrasound of your heart, called an echocardiogram is an excellent way to determine if there are any structural abnormalities in the heart. It can... Read More

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Goldberg is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Goldberg is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thank you i will test again next week if i do not start
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My periods are irregular the last day of my last period was march 15
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Kansas School of Medicine, KS
Graduated 1994MD

Residency

Sutter Merced Family Practice Residency Program

Awards

Top Doctor, Second Place, the Boise Region - Spring
2017
Top Family Physician, First Place, Idaho - Spring
2017
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