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Dr. Daniel Steffy

Family Medicine
Austin, TX
15 years experience male

Locations

Scott & White Clinic - Avery Ranch

Austin, TX

Address

10526 West Parmer Ln #409, Austin, TX, US
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
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Fax

(512) 310-4705

Insurances accepted

Aetna

Anthem BC Life & Health Insurance Company

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas

CHAMPUS

Cigna

Humana Insurance Company

Medicare

Scott & White Health Plan

Tricare

About

Bio

Trained in Family Medicine and Integrative Holistic Medicine I take pride in offering the best evidence based medical care available.

Specialties
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Family Medicine

Holistic Medicine

Integrative Medicine

Doctor Q&A

94 Answers
29 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Steffy
Family Medicine 15 years experience
Papaya: Papaya enzymes (carica papaya) is a natural decongestant and mucolytic, the herbal mucinex (guaifenesin).
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Steffy
Family Medicine 15 years experience
Many reasons: Many doctors are against herbal medications because they don't understand them. Those that do understand them are cautious because many herbal medicat... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Steffy
Family Medicine 15 years experience
Yes: First, make sure you are fully clothed :) next, see a licensed psychotherapist to discuss this issue in more detail. The answer to you problem will ta... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Steffy
Family Medicine 15 years experience
Yes.: It can be helpful for its immune suppression capabilities. Many lupus patients end up on a bit stronger immune suppressant though.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Steffy
Family Medicine 15 years experience
Maybe: It is definitely possible given the dates you listed.
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Steffy
Family Medicine 15 years experience
Not long: Herpes virus lives a very short time on dry surfaces, especially sheets. The risk of transmission via sheets is exceedingly low. The virus sheds in bo... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Steffy
Family Medicine 15 years experience
Yes: As a general rule 3 days or less per week should not be habit forming. That being said some are very sensitive to this type of medication. If you find... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Steffy
Family Medicine 15 years experience
No: Technically, by the numbers 2% of cases happen in children over 9 months old.
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Steffy
Family Medicine 15 years experience
Yes: You should still have had some absorption (although not as much).
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Steffy
Family Medicine 15 years experience
Costochondritis: This very common condition is thought of as arthritis in the joints between the ribs and sternum. It is best treated with antiinflamatories like advil... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Steffy
Family Medicine 15 years experience
Yes: It is less likely but still possible.
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Steffy
Family Medicine 15 years experience
Many options : A variety of doctors are capable of helping you with this condition. Gyn, dermatology, psychiatry. Procedures such as nerve ablation, or Botox injecti... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Steffy
Family Medicine 15 years experience
Follow up : You should follow up with your surgeon. You may have scar tissue causing pain/pressure.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Steffy
Family Medicine 15 years experience
It goes bad.: Unpasteurized milk (human or otherwise) will breed bacteria in the refrigerator. The bacterial load is unacceptably high after 24 hours.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Steffy
Family Medicine 15 years experience
Many possibilities.: See your doctor to screen for diabetes. (hba1c), vitamin B12 level, and thyroid function. (tsh).
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Steffy
Family Medicine 15 years experience
Very low: You don't develop tolerance to ssri's like zoloft (sertraline). That is one reason it works so well.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Steffy
Family Medicine 15 years experience
Braxton Hicks: This is most likely. Discuss them with your doctor.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Steffy
Family Medicine 15 years experience
Not now : There is no safe way to test during pregnancy. When the baby is born a dna blood test will be simple and reliable.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Steffy
Family Medicine 15 years experience
No: No adverse effects on your health from waxing, to my knowledge.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Steffy
Family Medicine 15 years experience
It depends: If done correctly 4%, if not then. 27%.
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Steffy
Family Medicine 15 years experience
Anxiety: This is the most common cause of sensation of racing heart in your age. Cardiac abnormality is always possible, but definitely less likely especially... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Daniel Steffy
Family Medicine 15 years experience
Don't wait: Onset of symptoms can vary by battery type/size. If likelihood is high that battery was ingested then er for x-ray is advised.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Steffy
Family Medicine 15 years experience
No: It is not intended to be a cure. It is just a good mix of water, electrolytes, and sugar that are useful with diarrhea.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Steffy
Family Medicine 15 years experience
Dry mouth?: If you are not producing enough saliva you will get many more cavities.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Steffy
Family Medicine 15 years experience
No go: They have done at least one randomized clinical trial on HCG for weight loss every 5-10 years since the 1950's. Every one has shown no benefit over p... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Steffy
Family Medicine 15 years experience
Nothing: Up to 5 days without pooping is considered normal for kids. Giving some undiluted juice can help if you are worried.
A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Steffy
Family Medicine 15 years experience
Yes: Over the counter lotrimin (clotrimazole) ultra twice daily is a good start. Also epsom salt foot soaks. For anything stronger head to your doctor.
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Steffy
Family Medicine 15 years experience
Infection: This history is concerning for infection. Fever can often cause headaches. In those over 65 even a low grade fever can represent significant infection... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Steffy
Family Medicine 15 years experience
IVF: Invitro fertilization is likely your only option. You should see a fertility specialist to discuss.
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Steffy
Family Medicine 15 years experience
Esophagitis: Inflammation and acid injury from gerd can take months before significant symptoms are noticed. It needs to be treated as there is a small risk for ca... Read More
A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Steffy
Family Medicine 15 years experience
It depends: Depending on the lab running the test the "normal range" can vary quite a bit. The resulted always will include a reference range for you.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Steffy
Family Medicine 15 years experience
140/90: This is the highest acceptable reading. You should see your doctor.
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Steffy
Family Medicine 15 years experience
Prolapse: Sounds like uterine prolapse. You should see your gyn for an exam. There are non-surgical and surgical fixes for this.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Steffy
Family Medicine 15 years experience
Long list: Most common would be rapid heart rate, dizziness, nervousness, tremor, burning at injection site.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Steffy
Family Medicine 15 years experience
Yes: A "normal lifespan" is pretty subjective. It could be 60's, 70's. In uganda most men don't live beyond their late 40's. Stay positive. Think quality o... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Steffy
Family Medicine 15 years experience
Drink: Drink "benifuuki" green tea daily for month preceding and during your allergy season.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Steffy
Family Medicine 15 years experience
Yes: You have some risk regardless of which form of pasteurization you choose. The nutrient content should be higher in flash pasteurization (which is much... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Steffy
Family Medicine 15 years experience
No: But, it is alway an urgent issue in order to prevent a brain abscess.
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Steffy
Family Medicine 15 years experience
Probably not.: The increase in strep is usually related to increased exposure to people with strep. Stress can lower your immune system strength as well which may be... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Steffy
Family Medicine 15 years experience
No: Hiv can lower your ability to fight any infection, including eye infections (but it doesn't cause them).
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Steffy
Family Medicine 15 years experience
No: Nothing done during a pap will interfere with conception.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Steffy
Family Medicine 15 years experience
Virus: Quite often blister-like sores in the throat or tonsils are caused by viral infections. This breakdown of the mucous membrane protection can sometimes... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Steffy
Family Medicine 15 years experience
Yes: Either condition can produce spasms, but you need to see your doctor to ensure tetanus is not the issue
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Steffy
Family Medicine 15 years experience
No: Gabapentin is not prone to tolerance (aka tachyphylaxis). Usually the dose builds up in the system until at a therapeutic level. Once there it will no... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Steffy
Family Medicine 15 years experience
3-7 days: It also depends on how sensitive the test is.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Steffy
Family Medicine 15 years experience
No: Hormone changes from pregnancy (regardless of location) will increase urination.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Steffy
Family Medicine 15 years experience
Infection: One side or both doesn't matter as far as diagnosis. The vast majority are from viruses. If concern for strep head to your doctor.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Steffy
Family Medicine 15 years experience
Maybe: There are different types if flu vaccine. The ones given with needles. ( shots ) are made of inactivated flu peices. These cannot produce disease ther... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Steffy
Family Medicine 15 years experience
Follow up: Septations (walls) within a cyst is no guarantee of malignancy, but it makes it more suspicious. It needs follow up.
A female asked:
Dr. Daniel Steffy
Family Medicine 15 years experience
Ok: It seems like a bit overkill. The dietary supplement "red yeast rice" is available without prescription. It contains phytosterols in combination with ... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Steffy is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Steffy is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I've been searching for an answer for this for weeks... I'm a Lupus pt
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Ross University School of Medicine, Dominican Republic
Graduated 2007MD

Residency

MAYO CLINIC
Completed 2011

Awards

Top Family Physician, First Place, the Austin Region - Spring
2017
HealthTap Founding Doctor

Affiliations

AAFP Fellow
ABIHM Diplomate
ABFM Diplomate
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