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Dr. Stuart Kanter

Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
Granville, OH
22 years experience male

Locations

Central Ohio Geriatrics

Granville, OH

Address

590 Newark-Granville Road, Address 2, Granville, OH
Directions

Practice website

Fax

(888) 531-7444

About

Bio

I completed my residency in Family medicine and completed a fellowship in geriatric medicine at The Cleveland Clinic. I practice geriatric and hospice/palliative medicine and I am ABMS board certified in both of these fields. I am an American Medical Director's Association certified medical director. I am in a private group practice. My practice consists of seeing patients as attending physician in skilled nursing facilities, assisted living, and independent living. I am also the medical director of a continuous care retirement community. I am a hospice medical director and see patients as hospice a physician. My areas of interest include, dementia, skilled rehabilitation, palliative care, and improved transitional care.

Specialties
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Internal Medicine - Geriatrics

Family Medicine

Geriatrics

Palliative Care

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

116 Answers
14 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Kanter
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics 22 years experience
Yes: Yes it is ok to crush azithromycin.
A female asked:
Dr. Stuart Kanter
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics 22 years experience
Unknown: I am not sure what makes you think he has infectious mononucleosis. If he does it is highly contagious and can is often passed from kissing. Symptoms ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Kanter
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics 22 years experience
Based on symtpoms: I think you are referring to your gall bladder ejection fraction. A normal gb ef is between 35-75%. This is the amount of bile stored in the gb that i... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Kanter
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics 22 years experience
Unlikely: If you are referring to Mucinex (guaifenesin) (guafenesin), heart rate change is not known side effect.
A 66-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stuart Kanter
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics 22 years experience
Cystoscopy: Through the urethra into the ureter.
A 71-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stuart Kanter
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics 22 years experience
Increase side effect: When Azilect (rasagiline) is used with carbidopa/levodopa the potential side effects of Levodopa are increased, thus one of the doses of Azilect (rasa... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stuart Kanter
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics 22 years experience
Varies: It is important to bear in mind that while HIV may live for some time outside the body, HIV transmission has not been reported as a consequence of con... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Kanter
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics 22 years experience
For thoracic surgery: A rib spreader is a surgical tool that displaces ribs to allow access to organs structures of the chest.
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Kanter
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics 22 years experience
Warm compress: I suggest using cotton ball with warm water for 1-2 minutes 4 times a day. If pain or swelling does not resolve in few days or gets worse see ophthalm... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Kanter
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics 22 years experience
Nothing: One single blood pressure reading is no sufficient to make a diagnosis. Diastolic BP of 81 is not suggestive of hypertension.
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stuart Kanter
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics 22 years experience
Yes: I am not sure to what information on side effects you are referring. There has been press regarding ligament rupture. All drugs have potential risks ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Kanter
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics 22 years experience
Recommend against: Expiration dates are used for reasons. I cannot predict it would cause harm or that it would not work, but the risk outweighs the benefit. I would ge... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stuart Kanter
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics 22 years experience
Normal: The MPV stands for mean platelet volume and can be thought of as the average size of your platelets. 10.8 is in the normal range.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Kanter
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics 22 years experience
Radiology term: Osteophytic lipping is a term used on XRAY report. The layman term would be bone spur near the edge of a bone.
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stuart Kanter
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics 22 years experience
Tonsillar stones: Tonsiilar stones are accumulation of calcified material that accumulates in the tonsils. Can cause recurrent tonsillitis, bad breath, and less commonl... Read More
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Kanter
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics 22 years experience
Approximately 30 min: If you are referring to roxicet ( oxycodone/acetaminophen) tablet, then the approximate onset of action is 30 minutes.
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stuart Kanter
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics 22 years experience
Yes: Actavis is a pharmaceutical company that produces generic medications. It sounds as if they are supplying your pharmacy with clonazepam. Generic Clona... Read More
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stuart Kanter
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics 22 years experience
Dehydration: Urine can appear dark for may reasons, but the most common is from relative dehydration. When the kidneys are trying to conserve water they decrease t... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stuart Kanter
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics 22 years experience
Different imaging: Echocardiograms are ultrasounds used to image the heart and calculate cardiac measurements of function. When you say MRA, I think you are referring to... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Kanter
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics 22 years experience
Yes: The symptoms you describe are very suggestive of a urinary tract infection.
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stuart Kanter
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics 22 years experience
Surgery: Nothing you can do will change the size or shape of your jaw. It is a bone called the mandible. Surgery would be the only way it could be altered.
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stuart Kanter
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics 22 years experience
Yes there are lymph: Lymph nodes are present around the ear. Lymph nodes can be enlarged for many reasons. I suggest seeing physician.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Kanter
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics 22 years experience
Tonsillar abcsess: Infection of the tonsils can cause an abscess. This can lead to deviation of the uvula and is a serious infection which can cause airway compromise. I... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Kanter
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics 22 years experience
Yes: Ferrex forte contains iron, Folic Acid and cyanocobalamin. All of which can be taken with tylenol (acetaminophen) and benadryl.
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stuart Kanter
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics 22 years experience
No: I am not sure to what you are referring. If you mean spondylitis, that is defined swelling of the vertebra.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Kanter
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics 22 years experience
Yes: Diflucan (fluconazole) is an antibiotic and Azithromycin is an antibiotic and they can be taken together.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Kanter
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics 22 years experience
Yes: Preventative medicine, decreased carcinogen exposure, better pre-natal care, and advances in all realms of medicine are all responsible.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Kanter
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics 22 years experience
Not long enough: A magnesium level of 1, 9 is normal. Magnesium is not easily absorbed and you will need to be taking supplement longer to increase level. If you are h... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Kanter
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics 22 years experience
No: They are both antihistamines so they exert similar physiologic effects the but different chemicals.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Kanter
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics 22 years experience
Yes: 1800mg of ibuprofen daily for 2 weeks is a typical anit-inflammatory dose.
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Kanter
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics 22 years experience
More information.: I am not sure what specific thyroid test result value you are providing. If the 0.44 result is your TSH ( thyroid stimulating hormone) than that is a ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stuart Kanter
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics 22 years experience
Varied: It is dependent on the nerve and the issue.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Kanter
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics 22 years experience
Increased blood flow: The clitoris is similar to the penis in the sense that with sexual arousal it becomes engorged with blood.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Kanter
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics 22 years experience
Yes: Azithromycin can be crushed.
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Kanter
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics 22 years experience
Yes: Doctors of osteopathic medicine (do) are fully licensed and can practice in any specialty, just as doctors of allopathic medicine (md). Facet joint i... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Kanter
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics 22 years experience
Always present: Dopamine is a neurotransmitter found in the brain. It is never not present. Its level of activity and volume may be changed by medicines and disease p... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Kanter
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics 22 years experience
Yes: Tylenol (acetaminophen) 3 contains Acetaminophen and codeine. Codeine has a side effect of possibly causing nausea so people often take with food, but... Read More
A 68-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Kanter
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics 22 years experience
At regular time: The precise timing is not important but i would stick to consistent schedule then you have less likelihood of forgetting dose.
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stuart Kanter
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics 22 years experience
Yes.: Can take with or without food.
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stuart Kanter
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics 22 years experience
Unclear question: I am not sure what the question is. It sounds as if you had some labs work done for cholesterol and blood sugar which was non concerning. Telmisartan... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Kanter
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics 22 years experience
Seek counseling: Multiple avenues for help. Bereavement groups, psychologist/social worker for psychotherapy.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Kanter
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics 22 years experience
More information: Adenocarcinoma is identifying the cellular type of cancer, but does not tell me where the cancer was found. For example lung and esophagus cancers can... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Kanter
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics 22 years experience
See physician: Breathing issues can be from a serious illness.
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stuart Kanter
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics 22 years experience
Mucous: I think you are asking what cerebrospinal fluid would feel like in the your throat. I do not think you would be able to differentiate it from what muc... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Kanter
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics 22 years experience
Memory loss: There are multiple illnesses that cause dementia. The hallmark symptom is memory loss. Some other symptoms are changes in language, gait, orientation.... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Kanter
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics 22 years experience
Yes: Yes you can crush Azithromycin in water.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Kanter
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics 22 years experience
Yes: Both are antihistamines. They exert similar physiologic effects.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Kanter
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics 22 years experience
Yes.: Zofran is a prescription anti-emetic (nausea) medicine. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is an antihistamine.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Kanter
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics 22 years experience
No: Both are antihistamines and combining them will no provide any greater benefit.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Kanter
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics 22 years experience
OTC medications: I would suggest nsaids like Ibuprofen or naproxen. Short course of 3-5 days. May also try acetaminophen.

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Kanter is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Kanter is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Surgery stopped. Could ekg readings been too low? Asthma happening, i had alot of pain, they were YELLING at me !
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the dr told me emphysema and one dr told me there is nothing only strong allergy so i want to knw if it is emphysema ?
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Your answer was very helpful! Thanks :) I probably would have used a wash cloth - less clean than cotton ball.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Midwestern University Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, IL
Graduated 2000MD

Residency

MOUNT CARMEL HEALTH
Completed 2005

Awards

"Best Doctors in America" 2012, 2013, 2014
Top Geriatrician , First Place, Ohio - Summer
2014
Thought Leader Doctor, Third Place, Columbus Region - Summer
2014

Affiliations

American Medical Association
American Academy Family Physicians
American Medical Directors Association
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