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Dr. Latifa Degraft-johnson

Family Medicine
Miami, FL
21 years experience female

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Family Medicine

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37 Answers
21 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Latifa Degraft-johnson
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Stress/anxiety?: Eyelid twitching is usually due to benign reasons. Often, stress, anxiety, or fatigue are the culprits. Occasionally, it may be due to electrolyte i... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Latifa Degraft-johnson
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Needs evaluation: It depends on how heavy your periods are. Women who have heavy menses are at risk for anemia and therefore low blood volume. This can translate into... Read More
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Latifa Degraft-johnson
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Be careful: Too much protein can affect kidneys, so before embarking on a diet, it is best to check with your doctor and get baseline blood testing to check your ... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Latifa Degraft-johnson
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Need actual training: If you are requesting information to learn the field of medicine, the study of medicine is intensive and requires the integration of basic sciences an... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Latifa Degraft-johnson
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Ignore: Avoid using anti-diarrheal agent if you notice blood in your stool. See your doctor ASAP if present.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Latifa Degraft-johnson
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Yes: No significant interaction exists when combining the two medications unless you have an allergy to either medication.
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Latifa Degraft-johnson
Family Medicine 21 years experience
See a doctor: Chest discomfort can be due to a number of reasons, including heart problems (heart attack, pericarditis), lung problems (bronchitis, pneumonia), musc... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Latifa Degraft-johnson
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Yes: By not having fully developed breasts, do you mean, pre-pubertal? Or do you mean smaller breasts? Breast cancer is dependent on many factors, many of... Read More
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Latifa Degraft-johnson
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Vaginitis symptoms: Classic symptoms of yeast infections include white cheesy discharge, vaginal itching, and irritation. It is best to see your doctor for further evalu... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Latifa Degraft-johnson
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Ignore: Try to keep the affected area as dry as possible. After exercising, change into dry clothes.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Latifa Degraft-johnson
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Can be normal, but..: If this has been your typical period, this may very well be normal. Whether or not this is normal, is also dependent on other factors. There are cer... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Latifa Degraft-johnson
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Evaluation needed: It is possible that it could be musculoskeletal or kidneys. I would advise being seen by your provider
A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Latifa Degraft-johnson
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Need evaluation: If you haven't had a full workup by your primary care provider or gastroenterologist, I would suggest that. If you haven't had a recent colonoscopy, ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Latifa Degraft-johnson
Family Medicine 21 years experience
No: Typical urine drug screen tests for the following: Amphetamines (speed, meth, crank, ecstasy), Cannabinoids (marijuana, hash), Cocaine (coke, crack), ... Read More
A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. Latifa Degraft-johnson
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Sharing glucometer: No risk occurs if using different lancets.
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Latifa Degraft-johnson
Family Medicine 21 years experience
See your dentist: If this is a recurring problem, you may be grinding your teeth at night. If this is new, there may be a gum or tooth problem in the affected area.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Latifa Degraft-johnson
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Blood work important: Depending on what your rheumatologist is ordering, blood work contains a great deal of information as well. For example, kidney function is most ofte... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Latifa Degraft-johnson
Family Medicine 21 years experience
See the doctor: When an infant or child is vomiting or has diarrhea, he/she is at risk for acute dehydration or loss of bodily fluids. When a child is sleepy or leth... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Latifa Degraft-johnson
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Medical info links: www.mayoclinic.com for information on common medical diseases http://www.Merckmanuals.Com/home/ for patient information to go to medical school,... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Latifa Degraft-johnson
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Ignore: Ensure adequate hydration. If you can't drink water, try ice chips.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Latifa Degraft-johnson
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Probably unrelated: He should get checked out by his primary doctor. May have viral gastroenteritis or another cause. If persistent vomiting and unable to keep food dow... Read More
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Latifa Degraft-johnson
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Needs evaluation: Seizures of new-onset in an adult warrants evaluation. If the er was unable to determine the cause, a neurology evaluation is recommended, as they wi... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Latifa Degraft-johnson
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Doctor referral: To find a doctor who specializes in hernias, it would be a good idea to contact your insurance provider for an in-network provider. Usually, they wou... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Latifa Degraft-johnson
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Low level of mercury: Tilapia is considered to have a low level of mercury. Here are some websites for your research on "safe fish" to eat. http://water.epa.gov/scitech... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Latifa Degraft-johnson
Family Medicine 21 years experience
? abdominal strain: It could be a number of things. If you have recently exercised, it could be due to muscle strain. If not, an evaluation by your doctor would be warr... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Latifa Degraft-johnson
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Need evaluation: See your doctor. Could be benign nodule but warrants further evaluation to ensure not a sexually transmitted disease or other cause.
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Latifa Degraft-johnson
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Could be normal: Periods can be irregular in your teenage years soon after first starting. However, there are also certain conditions that can cause irregular or infr... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Latifa Degraft-johnson
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Ignore: If you are healthy, 64-80 oz water/day is recommended. If kidney or heart problems, consult your MD.
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Latifa Degraft-johnson
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Shingles vs irritant: It is difficult to say. If persistent and if a rash appears in a specific pattern on only one side, it may be shingles. Occasionally, shingles witho... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Latifa Degraft-johnson
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Possible UTI: Urine odor can be an indicator of a urinary tract infection. Other symptoms include burning with urination, lower abdominal pain, and increased urina... Read More
A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Latifa Degraft-johnson
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Tapering recommended: Tapering is recommended for long-term use of benzodiazepines, such as klonapin or ativan, (lorazepam) as stopping abruptly leads to withdrawal symptom... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Latifa Degraft-johnson
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Not necessarily: It can also be normal for some women. However, if accompanied by other symptoms, such as vaginal itching or burning, evaluation is warranted. Evaluat... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Latifa Degraft-johnson
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Need evaluation: It could be a number of reasons. It would be necessary to check your heart rate during that time to determine your actual heart rate during that time... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Latifa Degraft-johnson
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Varies: There are many types of headaches. They can be caused by stress, dehydration, high blood pressure, food allergy, caffeine withdrawal, as well as other... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Latifa Degraft-johnson
Family Medicine 21 years experience
See the doctor: If you have "strep" throat, which indicates infection by bacteria named streptococcus, you will need to take antibiotics. This is confirmed by testing... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Latifa Degraft-johnson
Family Medicine 21 years experience
No: Honey should not be given to children under 1 year old. Clostridium, which is a bacteria that can cause infant botulism, a rare but serious disease, c... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Latifa Degraft-johnson
Family Medicine 21 years experience
See the doctor: The only way to determine the cause of this is to be seen by your physician. Since the pain is severe, it is necessary to be seen.

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Degraft-johnson is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Degraft-johnson is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! thank you sir, the manufacturers advise not to share , may be they want increase their sales.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! No uti checked and nothing... But it could be the dehydration part .
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Thanks for the prompt answer. It's my first time

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Ross University School of Medicine, Dominica
Graduated 2001MD

Residency

University of Florida

Awards

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Affiliations

American Board of Family Medicine
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