U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free

Dr. Gabriel Betancourt

Family Medicine
FL
12 years experience male

About

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Family Medicine

Anti-Aging Medicine

Public Health

Sports Medicine

Wound care

Doctor Q&A

38 Answers
3 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gabriel Betancourt
Family Medicine 12 years experience
No.: The minimum amount of protein that you need to build muscle is 1 gram of protein per pound of body weight. I personally recommend about 1.5 grams of p... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gabriel Betancourt
Family Medicine 12 years experience
Too late!: Unfortunately, after 7 months, a pars fracture that was not diagnosed and was not treated properly would most likely result in malunion or nonunion of... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gabriel Betancourt
Family Medicine 12 years experience
About 115 Pounds: If you're asking what the ideal body weight is for a girl your height, the answer is 115 pounds. Ideal body weight for females is calculated by gettin... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gabriel Betancourt
Family Medicine 12 years experience
Drug Interactions: Gentamicin has many drug interactions. My recommendation is to check this website to see if anything you're taking interacts with gentamicin: http://w... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gabriel Betancourt
Family Medicine 12 years experience
Max = 200mg per day: You can take up to 100mg of Imitrex (sumatriptan) by mouth for migraine headaches and then repeat it again in 2 hours if the headache recurs for a max... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gabriel Betancourt
Family Medicine 12 years experience
Impossible to tell.: There's is no way to tell if you're pregnant with the information you have provided. If you think you might be pregnant, then i recommend getting a ur... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gabriel Betancourt
Family Medicine 12 years experience
Yes.: If you're taking synthroid (levothyroxine) now after the procedure, it's because you are now hypothyroid.
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gabriel Betancourt
Family Medicine 12 years experience
Braces: Everybody is different, but the majority of the adults that need braces typically wear them from 12 to 20 months on average.
A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gabriel Betancourt
Family Medicine 12 years experience
You can play, but...: You can continue to play your sports as long as you can tolerate the pain and discomfort caused by the arthritis in your knees. If the pain becomes to... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gabriel Betancourt
Family Medicine 12 years experience
Brushing/Flossing: Bleeding gums in a young healthy female is usually caused by not flossing or flossing improperly. It could also be caused by brushing from side-to-sid... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gabriel Betancourt
Family Medicine 12 years experience
No.: Semen cannot penetrate that many layers of clothing. If you were to get pregnant, then it would have to be through more direct sexual contact.
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gabriel Betancourt
Family Medicine 12 years experience
Difficult to say...: It's difficult to arrive at a diagnosis based on the limited information provided, but a possible cause of chest wall pain following a respiratory inf... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gabriel Betancourt
Family Medicine 12 years experience
Moderation...: Many cheeses are high in saturated fats and cholesterol and should be kept to a minimum in somebody that already has high cholesterol. They now have l... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gabriel Betancourt
Family Medicine 12 years experience
It varies.: In certain conditions, the virus can survive outside the body for several weeks (such as inside a syringe). Survival depends on which body fluid it is... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gabriel Betancourt
Family Medicine 12 years experience
It is common.: Remember that there is only a finite amount of space in your abdominal cavity. So, as your baby grows, your uterus expands and starts pushing up on yo... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gabriel Betancourt
Family Medicine 12 years experience
Core Exercises.: Knees to chest begin this exercise lying on your back with your knees bent. Take both knees towards your chest as far as possible without pain. Repea... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gabriel Betancourt
Family Medicine 12 years experience
More info needed...: I'm not sure what kind of knee surgery you had, but there's always the possibility of complications with any surgery. If you had a ligament repair, it... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gabriel Betancourt
Family Medicine 12 years experience
Normal variant.: This could just be a normal variation for you. If you don't have any symptoms, then i wouldn't worry about it. Every time a test or study is performed... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gabriel Betancourt
Family Medicine 12 years experience
No.: Shaving often will not affect the rate at which hair grows back.
A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gabriel Betancourt
Family Medicine 12 years experience
Good Results!: Measuring the amount of Albumin in the urine is important for detecting the presence of kidney damage. Normal values are typically less than 30 mcg/mg... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gabriel Betancourt
Family Medicine 12 years experience
Hang in there...: It's almost over. You'll give birth very soon, and when you do, you'll feel much better in terms of the back pain you're having. I wish that i could o... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gabriel Betancourt
Family Medicine 12 years experience
Relax...: The stress from major exams will induce a "fight or flight" response in your body which will cause significant inhibition of stomach and upper-intesti... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gabriel Betancourt
Family Medicine 12 years experience
Yes.: The virus you are referring to is called herpes simplex virus (hsv). There are 2 main types: type 1 and type 2. Type 1 is more commonly associated wit... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gabriel Betancourt
Family Medicine 12 years experience
Yes.: It's not normal for an 18-year old female to be extremely tired and short of breath at rest. I strongly recommend that you go see a doctor as soon as ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gabriel Betancourt
Family Medicine 12 years experience
No.: I would take it back to the store and exchange it for another one. The area where you read the test as "positive" or "negative" should be completely b... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gabriel Betancourt
Family Medicine 12 years experience
Omeprazole: Omeprazole begins to work on the very first day of treatment, although it may take one to four days to have a full effect.
A male asked:
Dr. Gabriel Betancourt
Family Medicine 12 years experience
No.: Dht is the main cause of androgentic alopecia or male pattern hair loss in men who are genetically susceptible to it. "skull expansion" has nothing to... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gabriel Betancourt
Family Medicine 12 years experience
Yes and no.: What you want to have done is called a vbac - vaginal birth after cesarean. It can be done, but it involves a lot more risk. One of the risks associat... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gabriel Betancourt
Family Medicine 12 years experience
No.: Unfortunately, there is nothing you can do at this point to increase your height. Most girls stop growing about 3 years after their first menstrual pe... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gabriel Betancourt
Family Medicine 12 years experience
Unlikely: The amount of mercury in a compact fluorescent light (cfl) bulb is about 3-5 mg in vapor form. It is highly unlikely that you will get mercury poisoni... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gabriel Betancourt
Family Medicine 12 years experience
Peptic Ulcers: A peptic ulcer is basically a hole in the lining of the stomach, esophagus, or duodenum. It is a sore or erosion that forms when the lining of the dig... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gabriel Betancourt
Family Medicine 12 years experience
Folic Acid: The recommended daily intake of Folic Acid for all women of childbearing age is at least 400mcg. During pregnancy, the recommended dose jumps to 600mc... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gabriel Betancourt
Family Medicine 12 years experience
Type 1 Diabetes: In type 1 diabetes, the body's immune system destroys the pancreatic beta cells that produce insulin. That's why these patients have to inject themsel... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gabriel Betancourt
Family Medicine 12 years experience
Knee Pain: It's possible that you have a meniscal tear in your right knee based only on the symptoms you're describing. There's no way to know for sure without d... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Gabriel Betancourt
Family Medicine 12 years experience
Difficult to say...: Although the x-rays of your knee showed no fractures, there are other structures in the knee that are not visible on x-ray that may have been damaged.... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gabriel Betancourt
Family Medicine 12 years experience
Many causes...: Nausea and lack of appetite are very non-specific symptoms that could be caused by any of the things you mentioned or by something completely differen... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gabriel Betancourt
Family Medicine 12 years experience
Morning sickness!: There are a few things your girlfriend can do to treat her nausea. She can try eating crackers or drinking ginger ale. Also, vitamin b complex can hel... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gabriel Betancourt
Family Medicine 12 years experience
Dehydration: If you've been vomiting a lot lately, then you're probably dehydrated and have an electrolyte imbalance that's causing you to feel this way. I recomme... Read More

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions, provide medical advice, write prescriptions, and more.

Ask doctors free
Answer emailed
in 24 hours or less

Testimonials
Recommendations and Thank you notes are endorsements given from patients or other doctors.

2
Recommendations
56
Thank you notes
HealthTap member
Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Betancourt is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Betancourt is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
Thanks for your quick reply! Thank you doctor :) Although I hope it really has no connection to it.
HealthTap member
Thank You This is my 4th child and never experienced this I was worrie
HealthTap member
Thanks for your quick reply! How long on a thumbtack?

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine, FL
Graduated 2010MD

Residency

LARKIN COMMUNITY HOSPITAL
Completed 2013

Awards

HealthTap Founding Doctor

Affiliations

American Osteopathic Association
American Medical Association
American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians
90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions, provide medical advice, write prescriptions, and more.
Answer emailed
in 24 hours or less