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Dr. Patty Crocker

Anti-Aging Medicine
El Paso, TX
31 years experience female

Locations

Del Norte Wellness Center

El Paso, TX

Address

7930 N Mesa St, Suite B-11, El Paso, TX
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My office hours

Wednesday: 10am - 7:00pm
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About

Bio

After 20 years as an academic Emergency physician, I discovered anti-aging medicine. Initially very skeptical, I found anti-aging medicine to be truly modern preventive medicine. Helping people prevent or reverse early cardiovascular disease along with balancing hormones is extremely gratifying.

Specialties
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Anti-Aging Medicine

Emergency Medicine

Doctor Q&A

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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Patty Crocker
Anti-Aging Medicine 31 years experience
Probably shouldn't: 2 reasons - both meds can increase potassium & high potassium can stop the heart. It's very hard to re-start a heart when high potassium is the c... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patty Crocker
Anti-Aging Medicine 31 years experience
I doubt it!: I don't think you'd really enjoy falling asleep while driving, eating, talking or being injured falling down when sleep hits you. People with narcolep... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patty Crocker
Anti-Aging Medicine 31 years experience
Yes: Yes, at 4 weeks gestation it is safe to fly.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patty Crocker
Anti-Aging Medicine 31 years experience
Top 4: Top 4 anti-aging supplements are CoQ-10, Omega-3, Magnesium & Vitamin D. Most people are either deficient or have sub-optimal blood levels of the... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patty Crocker
Anti-Aging Medicine 31 years experience
Yes: Try to leave the splint alone, keep your hand elevated, clean & dry.
A female asked:
Dr. Patty Crocker
Anti-Aging Medicine 31 years experience
Many causes: Left shoulder and arm pain can be hallmark signs of angina or heart attack, especially if associated with sweating, nausea, vomiting, difficulty breat... Read More
A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Patty Crocker
Anti-Aging Medicine 31 years experience
Why?: It is much healthier to treat anxiety without pharmaceuticals. Physical activity like walking or jogging, hobbies like knitting, reading, meditating... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patty Crocker
Anti-Aging Medicine 31 years experience
Yes: According to the medscape drug interaction checker, there is no interaction between Klonopin & Wellbutrin XL. There is a minor interaction betwee... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Patty Crocker
Anti-Aging Medicine 31 years experience
Inguinal pain: Any condition causing increased abdominal pressure can result in an inguinal hernia in a male. Chronic cough, constipation & heavy lifting all ca... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patty Crocker
Anti-Aging Medicine 31 years experience
Yes: Normal heart rate is 60-100. Well trained athletes often have lower resting heart rates. The heart rate goes up with activity, fear, anxiety, exercis... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patty Crocker
Anti-Aging Medicine 31 years experience
Too big: Women should have a waist size of 33" or less, measured at the level of the navel. Higher measurements imply too much visceral fat, the most deadly &... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Patty Crocker
Anti-Aging Medicine 31 years experience
Tines corporis: Lotrimin (clotrimazole) Ultra 1% cream is approved for tinea corporis (ringworm). Use for at least a week to eradicate the fungus, but no more than 4... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patty Crocker
Anti-Aging Medicine 31 years experience
UTI: Lower abdominal pain & urine symptoms is usually a urine infection, but a kidney stone, ovarian cyst, & appendicitis are possible. Pain from ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patty Crocker
Anti-Aging Medicine 31 years experience
No: You should separate doses of acetaminophen by 6-8 hours to avoid liver damage. The bottle says "do not take with acetaminophen" because it contains a... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patty Crocker
Anti-Aging Medicine 31 years experience
Lots of things: Infection, inflammation of the liver, insulin resistance, high levels of iron stores in the body, alcoholism, cancer, hyperthyroidism, Gaucher disease... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patty Crocker
Anti-Aging Medicine 31 years experience
Risky: Unprotected intercourse, no matter how brief, is a risk for sexually transmitted disease, HIV, hepatitis, and pregnancy.
A male asked:
Dr. Patty Crocker
Anti-Aging Medicine 31 years experience
RICE: For musculoskeletal sprains & strains, Rest, Ice, Compression & Elevation can relieve pain & swelling, prevent re-injury & allow heali... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Patty Crocker
Anti-Aging Medicine 31 years experience
10-12 days: Once the egg is fertilized, it takes about a week for implantation in the uterus. That's when the production of the pregnancy hormone hCG begins, and... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Patty Crocker
Anti-Aging Medicine 31 years experience
Ultrasound: While MRI or IV dye study of the extremity will show blood clots in veins (DVT), ultrasound is most commonly used because it is accurate, safe, non-in... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Patty Crocker
Anti-Aging Medicine 31 years experience
Dry throat: Because it hurts to swallow after a tonsillectomy, patients often get dry mucous membranes which worsens post-op pain. Gargling with warm salt water ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patty Crocker
Anti-Aging Medicine 31 years experience
Depends: People with known gallbladder disease can decrease pain by avoiding eating fat containing foods. However, when fever, uncontrolled vomiting, or sever... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patty Crocker
Anti-Aging Medicine 31 years experience
Not a fever: Fever is defined as temp 100.4 or higher. The 100* temperature elevation in a 4 month old can be due to an upper respiratory infection, teething, res... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Patty Crocker
Anti-Aging Medicine 31 years experience
14 isn't low: BUN range is usually 5-20mg/dl, so 14 doesn't seem low. Most common cause of low BUN is over-hydration (drinking too much water before test) or very ... Read More
A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Patty Crocker
Anti-Aging Medicine 31 years experience
Yes: People with diabetes have more fungal infections than people with normal blood sugar. Yeast loves warm moist sweet places. Getting your sugars below ... Read More
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Patty Crocker
Anti-Aging Medicine 31 years experience
Oleuropein: The main therapeutic agent in olive leaf extract, oleuropein is a powerful antioxidant. The olive tree defends itself from bacteria, fungi, parasites... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Patty Crocker
Anti-Aging Medicine 31 years experience
Maybe fracture: Elbows are easy to fracture & treatment depends on the age of the patient. Kids under 6 almost always need surgery - they break the end of the hu... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patty Crocker
Anti-Aging Medicine 31 years experience
Yes: Fraxel is a co2 laser. The manufacturer states they developed a process safer than other lasers called "fractional photothermolysis" which treats ver... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patty Crocker
Anti-Aging Medicine 31 years experience
Infection? Appy?: If your pain present the entire 9 weeks and improving, not as worriesome. If pain has moved, is a new pain, or other symptoms like fever, redness, dr... Read More

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Crocker is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Crocker is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! No smoke here! Just a brother in school.
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Thank you, your quick reply made me feel good!
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of New Mexico School of Medicine, NM
Graduated 1991MD

Residency

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

Awards

1994 Chief Resident Award
1992 Medical Records Award, St. Joseph's Hospital
Texas Tech Student Teaching Award

Affiliations

American Acadamy of Anti Aging Medicine
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