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Dr. Julia Sanchez

Pain Management
Hialeah, FL
18 years experience female

Locations

Miami Interventional Spine Specialists

Hialeah, FL

Address

7100 W 20th Avenue, Suite 210, Hialeah, FL, US
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
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Practice website

Fax

(786) 332-3953

Insurances accepted

Amerigroup

Cigna

Coventry Health Care

First Health Group Corporation

MultiPlan, Inc

Three Rivers Holdings

Tricare

UnitedHealthcare

WellCare Health Plans

Medicaid

Medicare

About

Bio

I attended Luis Razetti School of Medicine at Universidad Central de Venezuela, the most prestigious medical school in Venezuela. I completed a residency in Internal Medicine in Yale University Program at Bridgeport Hospital, CT and was bestowed the Medicine Consultant Resident of the year award for 2009. I went on to do a Fellowship in Pain Medicine in New York City at one of the best Cancer Hospitals in our country: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. After finishing my fellowship in 2010, I started to work in private practice. Currently I am the owner and attending physician at Miami Interventional Spine Specialists in Miami, FL. My main interests are management of cancer related pain and applying emerging technologies to treat non-malignant chronic pain.

Specialties
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Pain Management

Internal Medicine

Doctor Q&A

48 Answers
4 Agrees
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julia Sanchez
Pain Management 18 years experience
Medications?: Talk to her doctor. Most cases of bradycardia (low heart rate) are due to medications like some used for high blood pressure that also tend to decreas... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Julia Sanchez
Pain Management 18 years experience
See gynecologist: Likely not yeast. You should see a gynecologist as soon as possible. It could just be an infected hair follicle but it could also be an std. It is alw... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Julia Sanchez
Pain Management 18 years experience
Muscle relaxant: Norflex is the brand name for the muscle relaxant orphenadrine.
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julia Sanchez
Pain Management 18 years experience
Stop lortab: Lortab contains hydrocodone and is an opioid (narcotic). It can cause somnolence and some people are allergic to it. Don't take any more and call your... Read More
A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Julia Sanchez
Pain Management 18 years experience
Possible: It is possible you have a radicular pain. That happens when there is inflammation in the spinal canal that causes pressure in the nerve that exits the... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Julia Sanchez
Pain Management 18 years experience
UTI: If you are not pregnant, you could be suffering from a urinary tract infection. It could be accompanied by burning with urination. Should consider see... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julia Sanchez
Pain Management 18 years experience
Depends on MRI: It depends on what the findings on MRI where. Usually arthritis (or hypertrophy of the facet joints) can cause back pain that could radiate to the but... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Julia Sanchez
Pain Management 18 years experience
Viral infection: You likely have a viral infection. It should resolve in a couple of days. Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen over the counter as well as a decongest... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Julia Sanchez
Pain Management 18 years experience
Depends: Drug interactions for medications depend on the individual medication you are taking. In general most antibiotics won't interact with analgesics but i... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Julia Sanchez
Pain Management 18 years experience
No: Naproxen is a non steroidal anti inflammatory medication. Oxycodone is a strong opioid (a narcotic).
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julia Sanchez
Pain Management 18 years experience
Yes: Yes it could. Visit your doctor for a complete exam and possibly referral to a pain medicine specialist who could offer an epidural steroid injection... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julia Sanchez
Pain Management 18 years experience
Likely muscle spasm: For your age, this pain is likely due to a muscle spasm. Take an over the counter analgesic such as tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen. Try stretchi... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Julia Sanchez
Pain Management 18 years experience
See gynecologist: You should see a gynecologist as soon as possible. It could just be an infected hair follicle but it could also be an std. It is always best to get it... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Julia Sanchez
Pain Management 18 years experience
No: You should not use opioids during pregnancy. It is a category c which means that animal studies show adverse effects.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Julia Sanchez
Pain Management 18 years experience
See gynecologist: You should see a gynecologist as soon as possible. It could just be an infected hair follicle but it could also be an std. It is always best to get it... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Julia Sanchez
Pain Management 18 years experience
Not best treatment: It could help since it is an analgesic but it might not be the best treatment. If you have active shingles, please visit your doctor, he/she might rec... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Julia Sanchez
Pain Management 18 years experience
Not best treatment: It could help since it has a mild steroid but it might not be the best treatment. If you have active shingles, please visit your doctor, he/she might ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julia Sanchez
Pain Management 18 years experience
Shouldn't: No, you shouldn't. The reason they are better is because you are taking your medication. Also remember watching your diet and triggers is very importa... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Julia Sanchez
Pain Management 18 years experience
No: No, it does not. It is a muscle relaxant.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julia Sanchez
Pain Management 18 years experience
Diet and exercise: The best way to reduce body fat is a balanced diet, low in fat and high in fruits, vegetables and protein. Exercise is also important both cardiovascu... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Julia Sanchez
Pain Management 18 years experience
Variable: It depends on the cause of the pain. When inflammation and swelling in the spinal canal decreases, the symptoms improve. If it has been there for over... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Julia Sanchez
Pain Management 18 years experience
Muscular strain: Depending on how long this has been going on and what other symptoms are present the diagnosis can vary. It is likely due to muscle strain or decondit... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Julia Sanchez
Pain Management 18 years experience
Antibiotics: Cellulitis is an infection of the skin. If in fact you have cellulitis in your scalp you must see a doctor asap to start you on antibiotics.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Julia Sanchez
Pain Management 18 years experience
Ideally no: Ideally try to avoid non steroidal anti inflammatory medications like toradol on patients using anticoagulation. It can increase the risk of bleeding.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Julia Sanchez
Pain Management 18 years experience
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Julia Sanchez
Pain Management 18 years experience
No rash: As long as you can see the rash, it can be contagious. The blisters contain the herpes virus.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Julia Sanchez
Pain Management 18 years experience
Many reasons: There are many reasons for this kind of pain. Among them is pain from radicular pain or what people commonly call 'pinched nerve' the L5 nerve usually... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Julia Sanchez
Pain Management 18 years experience
Yes: It is not usual but yes, any rash could potentially leave a scar or discoloration.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Julia Sanchez
Pain Management 18 years experience
Yes: If you are having severe unusual pain and more bleeding/ clots than normal you should be evaluated by a doctor.
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julia Sanchez
Pain Management 18 years experience
Pain medicine: Ideally you should see your primary care physician first. Ask him/her about a referral to pain medicine. After evaluation, a pain medicine specialist ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Julia Sanchez
Pain Management 18 years experience
See gynecologist: You should see a gynecologist as soon as possible. It could just be an infected hair follicle but it could also be an std. It is always best to get it... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Julia Sanchez
Pain Management 18 years experience
Do not mix: You should not take any alcohol while you are taking opioids (like vicodin). Both depress the central nervous system and can be a dangerous combinatio... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Julia Sanchez
Pain Management 18 years experience
No: Constipation is not a cause of 'pinched nerves'. Probably two unrelated problems.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julia Sanchez
Pain Management 18 years experience
Tell your doctor: Tell your doctor you want to be weaned off. Most doctors would be happy to help you reduce the doses gradually until you are off or on a lower dose. I... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julia Sanchez
Pain Management 18 years experience
Normal: That is a normal level of platelets.
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julia Sanchez
Pain Management 18 years experience
Radiation: Some patients experience chronic pain after radiation therapy. It could create a burn. Discuss this possibility with your doctor and maybe starting ... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Julia Sanchez
Pain Management 18 years experience
Possibly: It is possible you have a radicular pain. That happens when there is inflammation in the spinal canal that causes pressure in the nerve that exits the... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Julia Sanchez
Pain Management 18 years experience
Shouldn't: Opioids, specially a large dose like the one you mention should not be used for the treatment of migraines specially since there are other non opioid ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Julia Sanchez
Pain Management 18 years experience
Muscular strain: Depending on how long this has been going on and what other symptoms are present the diagnosis can vary. It is likely due to muscle strain or decondit... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julia Sanchez
Pain Management 18 years experience
D dimer - screening: D dimer is only a screening test . Confirmation of a blood clot should be done through a doppler ultrasound. Discuss with your doctor if he would cons... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julia Sanchez
Pain Management 18 years experience
Back pain: Treatment depends on how long this has been going on. If less than 3 months, continue with anti inflammatory medication and heat. Consider talking to ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Julia Sanchez
Pain Management 18 years experience
Simplify regimen: Ideally you should take only one analgesic at a time. Percocet is a combination of oxycodone and tylenol (acetaminophen). Advil is ibuprofen, a differ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julia Sanchez
Pain Management 18 years experience
Infection: You should visit your doctor as soon as possible. It sounds like you might have an infection and if it has been going on for so long you might need an... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julia Sanchez
Pain Management 18 years experience
Hydrate: Try drinking more water. A lot of times we think we are hungry but in reality it is thirst. Also try meals with protein that keep you full longer and ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Julia Sanchez
Pain Management 18 years experience
See your doctor: Dizziness and fainting should always be evaluated by a doctor. There are many causes for these symptoms and it usually involves a cardiology and neuro... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Julia Sanchez
Pain Management 18 years experience
Caution: Both can make you sleepy so it is best to use an anti histaminic that does not cause drowsiness along with the tramadol.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Julia Sanchez
Pain Management 18 years experience
No: Not if it was prescribed by your doctor.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Julia Sanchez
Pain Management 18 years experience
See gynecologist: You should see a gynecologist as soon as possible. It could just be an infected hair follicle but it could also be an std. It is always best to get it... Read More

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Sanchez is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Sanchez is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! My busy days make it act up. Doing better w rest. Aleve and heat
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thank you it all started when I fell on my buttocks and I was worried.
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thanks antibiotics and prednisone have not stopped it yet

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Central University of Venezuela School of Medicine, Venezuela
Graduated 2004MD

Residency

Yale University Program at Bridgeport Hospital

Awards

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