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Dr. Mahmoud Shoib

Internal Medicine
Vancouver, WA
14 years experience male

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Office

Vancouver, WA

Address

400 NE Mother Joseph Pl, Vancouver, WA
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Specialties
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Internal Medicine

Languages spoken

Arabic

Doctor Q&A

95 Answers
102 Agrees
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mahmoud Shoib
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
In general yes: Generally speaking if you bought these home tests from known pharmacies “not from some shady website" they are usually as good as the ones in labs. ... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mahmoud Shoib
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
It depends: It depends on the disease in question, please specify.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mahmoud Shoib
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Yes: Its not very common, but fungus can cause lung infections, its more common in people whose immune system is down "due to aids for example"..
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mahmoud Shoib
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Yes: Early pregnancy can be subtle with little symptoms, on one occasion i've seen a woman who was 9 months pregnant and didn't know it, .
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mahmoud Shoib
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
It depends: It depends on the probiotic, since they are live bacteria, you could be killing them with cipro, (ciprofloxacin) however some of them might be resista... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mahmoud Shoib
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
No difference: Because it probably wouldn't make a difference, the maximum effect of Pepcid is achieved with 2 doses a day, if you need a more powerful acid reducer ... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mahmoud Shoib
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Probably not: Gallstones are very common, so their existence probably doesn't explain the lesion on your pancreas, you should evaluate that lesion independently wit... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mahmoud Shoib
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Concerning: Its not dangerous , but concerning, however to diagnose high blood pressure we need more than one reading, and your son should be relaxed with no str... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mahmoud Shoib
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Immature cells: Bands are the immature white blood cells, their presence can mean many things, but we typically find them elevated in acute infection, in the sense th... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mahmoud Shoib
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Probably: Without physical exam its impossible to tell, please discuss with your doctor.
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mahmoud Shoib
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Ear infection: What color is the liquid? If it's cloudy its probably an ear infection. I would go to an urgent care clinic "or your regular physician" to take alook ... Read More
A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mahmoud Shoib
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Could be: It could be, you should try to control your sugar better, also there are medications to help with it, bu they need a prescription, so talk to your doc... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mahmoud Shoib
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Studies: Studies have yet to show a benefit from taking vitamin and mineral supplements, especially in the us.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mahmoud Shoib
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
No: No it contains a steroid called mometasone.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mahmoud Shoib
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Be more specific: What location in your shoulder, is it on rest or movement, dose it feel hot or warm...?
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mahmoud Shoib
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Probably not: There is no evidence to say that vitamins cause uti.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mahmoud Shoib
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Raynaud's disease: I need more info, but based on your description you could have a condition called raynaud's disease, especially if that happens after exposure to cold... Read More
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mahmoud Shoib
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Hba1c: Get a test called glycated hemoglobin, or simply hba1c, it will help you see how good is you diabetes control in the last 3 months.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mahmoud Shoib
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Common: 1- its very common, lots of people carry it in their nostrils and they are not aware of it 2 - its resistant to many antibiotics that we use daily, a... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mahmoud Shoib
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
What kind: What kind of bypass are you talking about, is it cardiac , is it for a peripheral vessel?
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mahmoud Shoib
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
A litltle bit: It weakens your immune response against encapsulated bacteria "s. Pneumoniae and haemophilus influenzae" , you should receive a vaccine against those... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mahmoud Shoib
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Pancreatitis: If you have been drinking a lot for long time, you could developing chronic pancreatitis, a painful condition, i advise you to check with your dr.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mahmoud Shoib
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Probably mothing: They may not be effective, but i doubt you'll have any side effects.
A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mahmoud Shoib
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
It can: Most of the pain usually happens during the acute attack, but if the attacks are destroying your joint , they could lead to chronic pain.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mahmoud Shoib
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
More info: There are tons of viruses out there, can you be more specific.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mahmoud Shoib
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
No: I'm not aware of any studies establishsing a link between sleeping late and leukemia.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mahmoud Shoib
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Make: Make sure to check with your doctor before starting any new medication if you're breastfeeding.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mahmoud Shoib
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
It can: It can, but not common, most urinary infections "especially in a woman your age" are caused by bacteria, and they are fairly easy to treat.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mahmoud Shoib
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Suppresses acid: By suppressing acid production in your stomach, thus giving the ulcer a better chance of healing, it's usually successful, but like any other drug it ... Read More
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mahmoud Shoib
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
It depends: It depends on the medication in question, please provide specific medication name so we can help you.
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mahmoud Shoib
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
What blood cells: Can you be more specific, which kind of blood cells are you talking about.
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mahmoud Shoib
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
ADA diet: For a good diet, the ada “american diabetes association" publishes guidelines on what to eat, you can just google 'ada diet" and you'll find a lot of ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mahmoud Shoib
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Don't: Don't assume that most std's are curable, some of them are not.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mahmoud Shoib
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
With: With most types of stones, keeping yourself well hydrated can help prevent another stone.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mahmoud Shoib
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Its: They're not necessarily better or "healthier"; we don't have enough studies to support that claim.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mahmoud Shoib
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Vegetarian: Vegetarian do live longer than non-vegetarians, but the difference is small.
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mahmoud Shoib
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Dehydration: It increases with dehydration, just keeping your self well hydrated will help you normalize it, if you are so worried about it, ..
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mahmoud Shoib
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
It depends: You could be anemic. It depends on how long you have had those bloody bms . The longer you've had them the greater your chance of being anemic. A si... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mahmoud Shoib
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Yes: Yes, although not a big change.
A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mahmoud Shoib
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Fruits and vegetable: Anything that is rich in fibers is good for constipation, fruits and vegetables specifically, .
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mahmoud Shoib
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Not necessarily: Not necessarily, if the cancer is in early stages as small lump, it might not show up on a plain chest x-ray.
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mahmoud Shoib
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Vague question: We need more details, your appendix is located there, but if you are a female other organs might be involved, but we need more information, if you dev... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mahmoud Shoib
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Different: Strep is short for streptococcus , a type of bacteria, its not an std.
A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mahmoud Shoib
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
It depends: It depends on the reason for elevation.For example if its caused by alcoholism then simply avoiding alcohol is good. If its caused by "fatty liver dis... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mahmoud Shoib
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Normal: Some of the blood drawn during the needle stick leaked inside your skin, its ok and it happens, unless there is a hard lump or extreme pain then you s... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mahmoud Shoib
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
High normal: Your number fairly normal, albeit on the higher side, smokers can get that number high, dehydration can cause it, and a fairly uncommon disease calle... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mahmoud Shoib
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
It could: It could, severe depression can lower your cognitive functions, .
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mahmoud Shoib
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Ignore: Vomiting is your friend; it's your body's way of getting rid of the bad food that you ate.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mahmoud Shoib
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Ignore: Do hydrate yourself well, do seek medical attention quickly.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mahmoud Shoib
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
You: You can guess you dehydration by looking at your urine color, the darker it is the more dehydrated.

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Sep 11, 2013
Very timely and accurate responses.
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Shoib is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Shoib is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I am still alive. thanks dr. I have severe fatigue from Anemia...
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thanks a lot doctor. yes the liquid was cloudy. i hope a reply from yo
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Thanks for your quick reply! Not sure if I should take the missed dose on the 8th day or skip thank

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Aleppo Faculty of Medicine, Syria
Graduated 2008MD

Residency

TEMPLE COMMUNITY HOSPITAL

Awards

Top Doctor, First Place, Johnstown Region, PA - Summer
2013
Most Influential, Second Place, Johnstown Region, PA - Summer
2013
Thought Leader, First Place, Johnstown Region, PA - Summer
2013

Affiliations

Cogent Health Care
American Medical Association
ACP
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