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Dr. Randy Villanueva

Internal Medicine
Memphis, TN
24 years experience male

Locations

Office

Memphis, TN

Address

6027 Walnut Grove suite 317, Memphis, TN
Directions

Fax

9017673056

About

Bio

I practice traditional Internal Medicine both office as a primare care and inpatient practice as a private hospitalist. I also visit several retirement homes, 50-60 percent of my population deals with geriatric issues. I have been in private practice since 2005.

Specialties
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Internal Medicine

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

65 Answers
35 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Villanueva
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Boils: Hidradenitis suppurativa os the gland related disorder that can give u boils in your armpit. Surgical options can be available however boils occurri... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Villanueva
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Location: Where's the location of the pain? Spontaneous fractures are typically very painful even though its small like a hairline fracture.
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randy Villanueva
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Longer: The longer you can tolerate the pain the better to avoid more dependency. Typically at least a 4-6 hours interval is physiologic for short acting oxyc... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randy Villanueva
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Fasciculations?: Could be benign fasciculati.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Villanueva
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Congestion: You may have allergic rhinitis, antihistamines, nasal corricosteroids and even singulair (montelukast) can control that. Knowing and avoiding the al... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Villanueva
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Pain: Most pain from arm pits are from inflammation , if it persists in more than. 2-3 weeks have a doctor feel it.
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randy Villanueva
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Blood: Your WBC count or white cells respond to stimulus as theyre part of your defense system( infection , stress etc). Overproduction of them maybe a resu... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randy Villanueva
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Neuro eval: Essential tremors can explain your resting tremors but the speech and weakness warrants a neuro eval. See your pcp.
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randy Villanueva
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Symptoms: Physiologic bradycardia occurs in a young healthy active person. However if you are symptomatic then you need to see your md.
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randy Villanueva
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Balance: A balance diet that includes daily requirement if vitamins like vitamin c is enough. Its the deficiency of protein and vitamins that slows down the he... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randy Villanueva
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
HIV: Granting its really 5 years ago, you should be out of the window period/incubation period for seronegative hiv. A single sexual unprotected exposure r... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randy Villanueva
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Salmonella: Salmonella typhi infection can cause gastrointestinal symptoms. How did you know the blood that was transfused is infected?
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Villanueva
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Various: For pulmonaru embolism , its a ct angiogram of the chest. For pericardial effusion its a 2d echocardiogram, usually a ct scan of the ches with IV cont... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Villanueva
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Side effects: If your symptoms are not related to pms, oral contraceptives esp higher doses can cause these side effects. Rule out pregnancy first too.
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randy Villanueva
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Tendinitis: Patellar tendinitis can cause pain under your patella. Are u a jumper? Usually gets better with rest , ice compression and elevation. It can be mild... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randy Villanueva
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Humidifier: If youre using a heater, you might need a humidifier at night to moisten your mucosa. Otherwise you can ask you doctor if he can prescribe you a nasa... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randy Villanueva
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Work up: Elevated liver function tests needs work up like hepatitis screening , liver ultrasound, medication review and etc. Fatty infiltration of the liver is... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Villanueva
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Asthma?: Most beta blockers work 12-24 hours but if you have asthma then you should be avoiding beta blockers if you can or have your doctor measure your lung ... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randy Villanueva
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Colon cancer: Although flatus or gas doesnt correlate with colon cancer, the bigger picture here is of you have a direct relative with /diagnosed of Colon cancer th... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Villanueva
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Ocp: Consult your obgyne or pcp for possible low dose oral contraceptive to regulate your cycle. Hormonal imbalance causing your sore nipples.Of course if ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Villanueva
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Depends: Average life span of a spermatozoa on a non hostile environment, some reports said they can live up to 7 days.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Villanueva
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
No: Do u take multivitamins or other supplements? Elevated B12 levels doesnt mean you have liver or kidney disease. Check outside source such as your diet... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randy Villanueva
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Right dose: If taken the right dose and in the absence of bowel obstruction, yes its relatively safe.
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randy Villanueva
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Allergic rhinitis: Try OTC antihistamines such as allegra or zyrtec , together with nasal corticosteroid spray(Nasacort, is now over the counter). Of course avoidance of... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Villanueva
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Normal values: The normal value range are the average normal values of a gathered population. A few points above or lower are occassionaly seen with no underlying pr... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Villanueva
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Yes: Yes as long as you have not taken steroids such as Methylprednisolone for more than 2 weeks on a high dose constantly hence the rationale of tapering ... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Villanueva
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Yes: Certain pms can be the same as pregnancy symptoms such as breast tenderness and swelling, even pelvic cramps.
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Villanueva
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Glucose and urine: If you have other symptoms esp urinating a lot, have your glucose levels checked and urine specific gravity also. Diabetes mellitus and diabetes insi... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randy Villanueva
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
PND: You might have post nasal drip from allergic rhinitis, an antihistamine such as Allegra or Claritin over the counter plus a nasal corticosteroids such... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randy Villanueva
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Sprain: Yes you can sprain or strain your muscle without tearing it. Especially on a strenous activity.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Villanueva
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Blood pressure: Though I have some patients who did have that symptoms, better check you blood pressure from lying, sitting and standing. During pregnancy Progesteron... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Villanueva
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Infection: Is it on the surface only? Must be folliculitis.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Villanueva
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Clots: Brusinng can cause that however blood clots or infection of your vein can be a cause and can be fatal.
A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randy Villanueva
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Inflammation: Sounds like your esophagus is inflamed, could be from severe reflux, yeast like candida or infection like herpes. It may warrant an endoscopy.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Villanueva
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Common: Yeast overgrowth such as candida is very common with antibiotic usage especially in the vaginal flora. Its highly likely that you can get one.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Villanueva
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Yes: Sick euthyroid syndrome can exhibit symptoms the same as hypothyroidism.
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randy Villanueva
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Muscle pain: With your age being young and low risk for life threatening disease such as heart attack or aortic dissection, muscle pain like costochondritis from s... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Villanueva
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Weight loss: Topamax can cause weight loss but is not fda approve for such if used alone even on high doses. Qsymia (phentermine and topiramate) which is a combin... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randy Villanueva
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Septic arthritis: See your pcp, make sure the infection did not spread from the skin to your knee joint space.
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randy Villanueva
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Pleurisy: Pleurisy and costochondritis can cause pain during breathing. If tou can illicit pain while touching your ribs and sternum then its mostly costochondr... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Villanueva
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Constipation: Youre likely constipated due to your fentanyl patch. Try over-the-counter MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) or colace for stool softeners. If still persis... Read More
A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randy Villanueva
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Heart rate: Im more concerned about your heart rate. Maybe your md can lower your toprol (metoprolol) dose or just stop it.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Villanueva
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Goiter: Goiter or thyroid nodules are either toxic or non toxic. This means that they either produce too much hormones or not. Very rare theyre from underact... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Villanueva
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Requirement: You only need 0.5 gms/kg of protein to build your muscle. Be careful of protein products that may contain dairy.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Villanueva
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Fasciculations: Theyre called fascilations or muscle twitching. Theyre mostly benign in nature and resolves on its own. If other symptoms appear like weakness, pain... Read More
A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randy Villanueva
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Exam: If you failed treatment for reflux then it warrants further investigation like an endoscopy. At 6 mos with treatment, (proton pump inhibitors or h2blo... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Villanueva
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Unlikely: There should be at least some abnormality with one of those labs. Unless youre on a thyroid replacement already.
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randy Villanueva
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
No: I have found no direct relationship between protein supplements and sexual activity nor any studies about it.

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Villanueva is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Villanueva is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! On the BB because of anxiety/panic also, but I will talk to him thanks
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! it seems to be anxiety related and has passed now thank you
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Thanks for your quick reply! Not that constant & only when he comes inside is when I feel like this

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, Philippines
Graduated 1998MD

Residency

ST JOHN'S EPISCOPAL HOSPITAL AT SOUTH SHORE

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