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Dr. Norma Jo Waxman

Primary Care, Family Medicine
San Francisco, CA
34 years experience female

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Family Medicine

Adolescent Medicine

Gynecology

Licenses

United States: California, New Mexico

Doctor Q&A

391 Answers
387 Agrees
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Norma Jo Waxman
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Ignore: Let your doctor know you have migraine vs tension headache and ask for a Prescription triptan med.
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Norma Jo Waxman
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Please get STAT eval: I'm sorry to hear this, but with blood clot in your leg, bruising fatigue and weight loss i'm very concerned that you could have leukemia. Please get ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Norma Jo Waxman
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Dishydrotic exzyma : Very very itchy. Tell him to try over-the-counter 1/2% or 1% hydrocortisone cream on the bumps. If that doesn't work you should see his provider.
A 65-year-old male asked:
Dr. Norma Jo Waxman
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Get evaluation: Your symptoms could be from many different causes. If you have had abnormal electrolytes ( blood tests) you should be evaluated. if you have 'elev... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Norma Jo Waxman
Family Medicine 34 years experience
See doctor. : This may be a pilonidal cyst. Please start using warm compresses until you can be seen. hopefully this will reduce the tenderness
A 86-year-old female asked:
Dr. Norma Jo Waxman
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Get examined : This could be from many causes, including skin cancer
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Norma Jo Waxman
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Can be confusing : Seeing a smart experienced psychotherapist can help differentiate, and make a diagnosis. You may benefit from medication, or CBT( cognitive behavior... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Norma Jo Waxman
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Warm compress : Try applying warm compress the area for 15 to 20 minutes as frequently as possible throughout the day, but at least three times a day. That and twirli... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Norma Jo Waxman
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Try generic Claritin (loratadine): A nonsedating antihistamine like Claritin, (loratadine) Zyrtec or Allegra may do the trick. They are over-the-counter and the generic is just fine
A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Norma Jo Waxman
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Go back to doctor: If he has been on antibiotics for 3 days and still has a fever and significant symptoms then he may have pneumonia and need a different type of antibi... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Norma Jo Waxman
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Don't understand question: How did you get your due date? I assume someone did an ultrasound? ultrasound in the first trimester is the most accurate Way to date a pregnancy. If ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Norma Jo Waxman
Family Medicine 34 years experience
? Retained products: With miscarriage you may continue spotting for a few weeks. some providers would prescribe misoprostol to complete the miscarriage process more quickl... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Norma Jo Waxman
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Take everyday? : If you forget to take your pill every day you will have breakthrough bleeding. If you are actually taking your birth control consistently, you may nee... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Norma Jo Waxman
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Could be a fungus: I think you should see a doctor to evaluate the sore. this is not something we can do without seeing it. Best of luck
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Norma Jo Waxman
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Need more info!: When did you first get your period? Is this the first month you had a 6 week delay? Are your periods usually regular? Every 28 or 30 days? Are yo... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Norma Jo Waxman
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Need more info: This could be from any number of reasons. Are you on birth control? If so that leading that you get with your placebo pill it's actually not a period,... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Norma Jo Waxman
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Please go see doctor: It sound like you may have sciatica. The radiating pain is concerning. If you have loss of Bowel or bladder control, please be evaluated today
A female asked:
Dr. Norma Jo Waxman
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Need STD exam: Please go get an exam to see if your vaginal discharge is from a sexually transmitted infection Does you partner have discharge from his penis or pa... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Norma Jo Waxman
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Need more info: Brown blood can be normal. Are you on contraception? Does your period come every 28 days? How long does it last? what medications do you take? Are... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Norma Jo Waxman
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Probably NORMAL: Both Nexplanon and Implanon hormonal contraceptive implants TYPICALLY cause irregular & unpredictable vaginal bleeding. This method works by stopp... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Norma Jo Waxman
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Not normal, go to ER: Having fever and abdominal pain after abdominal surgery is always very worrisome. Do not wait to be seen tomorrow go to the hospital tonight
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Norma Jo Waxman
Family Medicine 34 years experience
You need an exam: You need an exam. It depends how long your symptoms of been going and if this is a new problem, or something long-standing. Also diagnosis depends on ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Norma Jo Waxman
Family Medicine 34 years experience
More info needed : Why do you take omeprazole? Are your headaches pounding or throbbing? One side or both sides of your head?? Does sound or Light bother you’ve. Nause... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Norma Jo Waxman
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Recheck test : Urine pregnancy test should be accurate two weeks after unprotected sex. If you’ve been trying to get pregnant recheck the test in a couple days. G... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Norma Jo Waxman
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Need further workup: What lab work was done? What other symptoms have you had. Are fever and sweats worse at night ? Have you had weight loss? Bruising? Blood in yo... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Norma Jo Waxman
Family Medicine 34 years experience
See a doctor : Your son needs an exam If he has shortness of breath go immediately
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Norma Jo Waxman
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Deep vein thrombosis: It is important rule out having a deep vein Thrombosis. It is not very common but must be considered as it can be very dangerous. I also would al... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Norma Jo Waxman
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Have you seen a doctor: It sounds like you may be pregnant but if you did that over-the-counter test from the pharmacy correctly, it should be accurates if you've only missed... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Norma Jo Waxman
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Should decrease: The Mirena, (levonorgestrel) a Levonorgestrel IUD, has the benefit of decreasing the amount of bleeding and cramping women have. It's particularly he... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Norma Jo Waxman
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Spotting? STD? : If this is a new partner or if you didn't use a condom, please go get tested for an STD. And if you missed any birth control pills, that can cause wit... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Norma Jo Waxman
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Many causes: This completely depends on other medical and risk factors? Do you smoke? Do you have heart disease? Do you have congestive heart failure? Did you ea... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Norma Jo Waxman
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Did you miss pills?: Don't worry! "darker blood" at the end of your cycle is normal. It means the blood has been in the vagina longer, similar to when you're cut. fresh bl... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Norma Jo Waxman
Family Medicine 34 years experience
See a doctor: There are many things that could be going on with one sided pain in a change and your central cycle. If you've not already done it you need to be eval... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Norma Jo Waxman
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Need more info: Are you on contraception? Which ? What medications are you taking? Are you under a lot of stress right now? Have you been traveling , changing time... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Norma Jo Waxman
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Common feeling: that is not an unusual symptoms from coughing. If it continues or you have persistent headache numbness blurry vision or any other symptoms, you shoul... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Norma Jo Waxman
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Are you pregnant ? : Your symptoms could be cause by many things Are you coughing up blood? Short of breath? Nausea or breast tenderness ? Please check urine preg t... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Norma Jo Waxman
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Depends: This could be a reaction to a soap or laundry detergent. You may want to avoid TIDE and ALL. this could also be a sign of arthritis if you have the... Read More
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Norma Jo Waxman
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Esophageal cancer: Your mothers symptoms could be from many things. Esophageal cancer is rare, But more likely if she is or was a cigarette smoker and or heavy drinker. ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Norma Jo Waxman
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Check for preg & STD: at this point (> 2 wks after sex) a urine preg test is just as accurate as a blood test. if you have not yet checked an over the counter urine preg... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Norma Jo Waxman
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Don't worry!: Just as eyes and breast vary amongst individual, everyone's genitals look a little different! The labia don't have muscles to exercise and the loos... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Norma Jo Waxman
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Which procedure? : Medicare will cover most medically indicated procedures. Have you discussed this with your physician? . If you have a secondary insurance it may cover... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Norma Jo Waxman
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Possibly: you may have another growth spurt, but even if you don't your size is completely normal as is. Penis size varies greatly. Honestly when it comes down... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Norma Jo Waxman
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Light stools: I always rule out hepatitis when I hear patients say light stools with stomach pains. Is your urine dark or skin looking yellow? Please go see a pro... Read More
A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Norma Jo Waxman
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Yes Can get tatoo: Ideally you should bring you BP into control. However there's no contraindications to getting a tattoo with high blood pressure
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Norma Jo Waxman
Family Medicine 34 years experience
It depends! : Are your periods regular? if they come every 28 days, you probably ovulate day 14. That means the best time to have sex to conceive is days 10 throu... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Norma Jo Waxman
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Diabetes?: Whenever my patients have recurrent yeast infections anywhere I worry they may have diabetes that's not diagnosed or diabetes that's not under control... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Norma Jo Waxman
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Slow deep breaths: Breathing slowly and deeply during a panic attack and putting your head between your knees can often prevent someone from passing out. You may want to... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Norma Jo Waxman
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Ask ur OB: Women have all kinds of funny muscle and nerve sensations after a C-section. It is a big surgery and goes through five layers of tissue. Regardless it... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Norma Jo Waxman
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Probably normal: As long as her discharge is not itchy or smelly and is not bothering her, an increase in normal white creamy discharge can be expected during pregnanc... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Norma Jo Waxman
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Diet and exercise: Decrease the fats and carbohydrates in your diet, and exercise more. focus on strengthening the core muscles of your abdomen and spine. This will he... Read More

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Testimonials
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Aug 3, 2014
Dr. Waxman is Compassionate and caring about physicians and patients. She is a prime example of what a Healthtap physician is and should be.
Jul 15, 2014
I am impressed with her knowledge and her answers to patient questions. Her answers reveal compassion and patience with patient queries.
Apr 17, 2014
I've know Dr Waxman for years. She is thorough, compassionate, and a wonderful advocate for her patients.
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you for the reply. I am not taking any medicine for lowering cholesterol. I am taking a tab for BP. I am sick due to some viral infection and having loose motion. ...Read More
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Thank you for answering. Yes I seen a doctor once. It had been twitching for about 5 months at that time. My doctor said there was nothing wrong and it would go away but it's been over a year now.
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This made me feel good. Thanks! Thanks. I just discovered mine last night. I was worried. This made me feel better. The lump is soft. It hurts though if I exert too much pressure..

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Saint Louis University School of Medicine, MO
Graduated 1988MD

Residency

UCSF MEDICAL CENTER

Residency

SAN FRANCISCO GENERAL HOSPITAL

Awards

Top Doctor, First Place, San Francisco Region - Summer
2014
Thought Leader Doctor, First Place, San Francisco Region - Summer
2014
Most Influential, First Place, San Francisco Region - Spring
2015

Affiliations

Faculty, the Bixby Center for Reproductive Health
Associate Professor of Family and Community Medicine, University of California San Francisco
Co-chair of Advocacy Committee, the American Medical Woman's Association

Virtual Visit Ratings

4.6
117 ratings

20 top reviews

54-year-old female
Dec 24, 2021 San Francisco, CA
NJ is the best! So glad I was able to get this figured out before the holidays were in full swing. Thank you!
56-year-old female
Nov 27, 2021 Los Angeles, CA
36-year-old female
Oct 25, 2021 Los Angeles, CA
What an incredible doctor! I feel like I was in great hands and walked away with more insight than I even knew I was seeking!
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