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Dr. Sandor Woren

Emergency Medicine
Glendale, CA
38 years experience male

Locations

Office

Glendale, CA

Address

1125 E. Broadway #111, Glendale, CA
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: Closed
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About

Bio

I am a 1984 graduate of the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific, now part of Western University of Health Sciences. www.westernu.edu. I did my postgraduate training at Phoenix General Hospital in Arizona. I am board certified in both emergency medicine and family practice. After practicing emergency medicine and primary care for over twenty years, I developed an interest in addiction medicine, especially opiate dependence, and now devote full time to the outpatient practice of opiate dependence. For more information, see my website http://www.opiatecure.com

Specialties
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Emergency Medicine

Addiction Medicine

Family Medicine

Languages spoken

Armenian

Doctor Q&A

43 Answers
8 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sandor Woren
Emergency Medicine 38 years experience
You might.: Herpes simplex virus is generally transmitted from intimate mucosa to mucosa contact, usually sexually transmitted. While various antiviral drugs can... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sandor Woren
Emergency Medicine 38 years experience
It depends: Impaired gas exchange would generally be a late feature of the disease, calling for critical care. It very much depends on the particular virus on ho... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sandor Woren
Emergency Medicine 38 years experience
Rule out pregnancy: The first thing to do is to rule out pregnancy. Unless you have been completely sexually abstinent for at least 9 months, the scenario you describe is... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sandor Woren
Emergency Medicine 38 years experience
No short answer.: Based upon your short description, any answer would be nothing more than a "wild guess." it is unclear whether or not you are on medications, based u... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sandor Woren
Emergency Medicine 38 years experience
By prescription only: Although one may obtain opiates from illicit dealers, you should not even consider this, due to the legal risks and high chance of adulterated product... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sandor Woren
Emergency Medicine 38 years experience
Try buprenorphine.: Methadone theoretically has a half life of about 36 hours, although this may vary considerably from patient to patient. You may be a rapid metaboliz... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sandor Woren
Emergency Medicine 38 years experience
Diabetic neuropathy?: Foot pain in diabetics is potentially serious and should definitely be evaluated by a competent physician or podiatrist. The pain may be related to di... Read More
A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sandor Woren
Emergency Medicine 38 years experience
May be normal: Reddish coloring on the sole and heel are common findings, most likely the result of increased blood flow to these areas as a result of the micro-trau... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sandor Woren
Emergency Medicine 38 years experience
Not nessarily: If your goal is pregnancy, while having sex every day during the ovulatory period is not absolutely necessary, it will increase the chances of a pregn... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sandor Woren
Emergency Medicine 38 years experience
Many things: It is hard to say whether or not the headache and achy stiff legs are caused by the same thing. You need a full history & physical, and possibly ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sandor Woren
Emergency Medicine 38 years experience
Can't say: Unfortunately, very little reliable, peer reviewed research has been done regarding the safety and efficacy of marijuana for anything, despite the lon... Read More
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sandor Woren
Emergency Medicine 38 years experience
Unlikely: Although scar tissue can sometimes cause pain while it is forming, it is extremely unlikely to happen after two years, since it contains no nerve endi... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sandor Woren
Emergency Medicine 38 years experience
Yes, but...: be sure the lubricating drops are meant for use in the eye. The label should so indicate.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sandor Woren
Emergency Medicine 38 years experience
Probably not.: The term "growing pains" is very nonspecific and medically has little meaning. I assume you are referring to some sort of musculoskeletal or joint pai... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sandor Woren
Emergency Medicine 38 years experience
Yes.: Pain or aches in the chest should always be considered serious until proven otherwise, At a minimum, I would suggest an EKG, chest X-ray, and complete... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sandor Woren
Emergency Medicine 38 years experience
Hard to answer: Since there are literally tens of thousands of prescription medicines on the market, it is hard to come up with one or two. In general, prescriptions ... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sandor Woren
Emergency Medicine 38 years experience
Ignore: Make sure you take prescribed medication religiously (never miss a dose).
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sandor Woren
Emergency Medicine 38 years experience
No, but it depends.: Herpes simplex virus is generally spread by direct contact, especially mucosa to mucosa. (mucosa is the soft lining of the mouth and gastrointestinal ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sandor Woren
Emergency Medicine 38 years experience
Yes.: A "good" blood pressure is one that supports adequate circulation, and is not high enough to be considered abnormal, generally around 135/80, dependin... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sandor Woren
Emergency Medicine 38 years experience
About 24 hours.: Hydrocodone, the active ingredient in both Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) and vicodin, has a relatively short half life, about 4 hours. This m... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sandor Woren
Emergency Medicine 38 years experience
Pilonidal cyst?: Based on the location and your description, this sounds like a pilonidal cyst, part of a syndrome called pilonidal disease. Check webmd or search goo... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sandor Woren
Emergency Medicine 38 years experience
Probably muscle pain: Although the most likely cause of this is musculoskeletal sprain/strain, a few simple tests can rule out anything more serious. If there is a signific... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sandor Woren
Emergency Medicine 38 years experience
Probably not: HIV infection is generally asymptomatic, although an acute infection can present as an acute flu condition. Also, symptoms are not localized with HIV... Read More
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sandor Woren
Emergency Medicine 38 years experience
Probably not.: From your description, en enlarged heart in a 16 year old is probably due to a congenital heart defect (you have it at birth), or possibly rheumatic h... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sandor Woren
Emergency Medicine 38 years experience
No easy answer.: I know of no prescription or over the counter preparations that will do this. There are countless shampoos and conditioners that claim to do this. T... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sandor Woren
Emergency Medicine 38 years experience
Migraine??: The hallmarks of migraine headache are one sided pain, pulsating pain, and correlation with menses. If you have all of these, the diagnosis is probab... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sandor Woren
Emergency Medicine 38 years experience
Not normal.: The eye is a very complex structure that also includes surrounding structures such as the lid and orbit. So based on you description it is impossible ... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sandor Woren
Emergency Medicine 38 years experience
Possibly excess acid: Stress can cause excessive acid secretion in the stomach. Try a rapidly acting antacid such as Tums (calcium carbonate). Gas is usually due to unconsc... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sandor Woren
Emergency Medicine 38 years experience
May be malignant: Lung masses, especially when associated with spread to lymph nodes, is almost definitely malignant (and serious). He needs an immediate consult with ... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sandor Woren
Emergency Medicine 38 years experience
Hard to say: There are so many different types of insect bites, that it is difficult to say, especially without seeing it. The only one I would worry about is a t... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sandor Woren
Emergency Medicine 38 years experience
Key-once in a while: Hydrocodone (vicodin, norco, (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) others) has the potential to be highly addictive when taken for more than a short period ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sandor Woren
Emergency Medicine 38 years experience
Could be serious.: Was the vision loss sudden? If so, you should consider this an ophthalmological emergency. You could have a problem with the circulation to the eye (... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sandor Woren
Emergency Medicine 38 years experience
Generally yes.: Coca cola, pepsi and other non-diet soft drinks contain an enormous amount of sugar, generally in the form of high fructose corn syrup. A healthy die... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sandor Woren
Emergency Medicine 38 years experience
Very possibly: While you do not state what type of hydroquinone you take (oral, topical?). Infertility has been associated in numerous studies with even topical hyd... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sandor Woren
Emergency Medicine 38 years experience
Yes: These results are entirely within normal limits, even for a non-pregnant woman. Although RBC's amd WBC's (pus cells) are not considered a normal cons... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sandor Woren
Emergency Medicine 38 years experience
Yes.: Do you know what they call strict practitioners of the so called "rhythm method" for birth control? That's right, parents. There is always a chance ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sandor Woren
Emergency Medicine 38 years experience
Simple lab test: Pancreatitis is a condition that is easily demonstrable by physical examination and simple laboratory tests, namely, serum amylase and lipase. While ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sandor Woren
Emergency Medicine 38 years experience
Probably not serious: Most symptoms of this sort resolve by themselves with time. However, if they don't, I would first look into large bowel pathology, possibly requiring... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sandor Woren
Emergency Medicine 38 years experience
Unusual: This is an unusual constellation of symptoms. It is most likely a benign syndrome related to a musculoskeletal cause, bu, depending on how long you ha... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sandor Woren
Emergency Medicine 38 years experience
Infection or stone: Blood in the urine should never be regarded as normal. In a young person, the most common causes are kidney stones or infection. It sounds like you a... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sandor Woren
Emergency Medicine 38 years experience
Probably a B9 cyst: The fact that it gets bigger and then goes away is puzzling. Malignant tumors don't go away by themselves, nor do benign tumors such as lipomas.A qua... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sandor Woren
Emergency Medicine 38 years experience
Probably normal: Assuming the diagnosis is correct (was it self diagnosed?) then lethargy is common for several days until you are fully recovered. As long as you fee... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sandor Woren
Emergency Medicine 38 years experience
Difficult to repair.: You don't state which drugs in particular caused the damage, or what the nature of the damage is. So because the question is so general, so must be t... Read More

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Woren is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Woren is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thanks for such a quick reply doctor. The box does say its for the eye
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thank you for the quick reply, I would add on more, but would not let
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Thanks for your quick reply! Neurologist being seen in the A.M. Mush appreciated. Bye!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific, CA
Graduated 1984MD

Residency

Phoenix General Hospital

Affiliations

American Osteopathic Association
Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons of California
American Osteopathic Academy of Addiction Medicine
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