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Dr. Liesa Harte

Primary Care, Family Medicine
Houston, TX
30 years experience female

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My office hours

Tuesday: 8:00am - 4:00pm
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Insurances accepted

American Alternatives Insurance Corporation

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About

Bio

I love being able to help people when they need it most. Patients should not have to wait weeks or months for a primary care appointment. A personal doctor can get to know your lifestyle, your stresses, recurring issues, and health goals and should be someone you can reach out to immediately if any concern comes up. Practicing meditation helps me stay fully present and really listen to my patients. As a primary care doctor, I can help connect the dots of seemingly unrelated symptoms and help patients get an earlier, more accurate diagnosis than they might through seeking one-off treatments. I love creating and enjoying art, spending time with my 6 adult children (plus, 3 granddogs and 3 grandcats!), and studying foreign languages.

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

Functional Medicine

Integrative Medicine

Preventive Medicine

Licenses

United States: Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Washington

Languages spoken

English

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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Liesa Harte
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Complex,: Complex, unrefined carbohydrates from whole foods are absorbed more slowly through the intestine.
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Ignore: Some antibiotics should be taken with food and some should be taken on an empty stomach. Know which.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
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Family Medicine 30 years experience
Cholesterol: Cholesterol is not the main problem. Inflammation and oxidation are the real problems.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Liesa Harte
Family Medicine 30 years experience
If: If your belly hangs over your belt, you need to make some dramatic lifestyle changes immediately!
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A 37-year-old male asked:
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Ignore: Involve your child in as many decisions as is age-appropriate.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Liesa Harte
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Wear: Wear a glamorous large brimmed hat to protect your face and neck from sunburn and sun damage.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Liesa Harte
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Ignore: Don't give up on your sex life just because you are in menopause. Optimize your hormones if needed.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Liesa Harte
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Ignore: Gargling with warm salt water is an effective treatment for the common cold.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
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Family Medicine 30 years experience
Ignore: Do not use soap in the vaginal area. It changes the vaginal pH and can actually cause problems.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
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Ignore: Consistency is important when working on improving or maintaining your aerobic fitness.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liesa Harte
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Dark yellow urine: Urine can be dark yellow from taking B vitamins and/or being a bit dehydrated.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liesa Harte
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Glutathione: Glutathione is a renewing antioxidant. I give it as an I.V. push frequently. Oral glutathione would be in a liquid and smells like rotten eggs! ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Liesa Harte
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Yes,: Yes, you can get adequate protein on a vegetarian diet!
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A 50-year-old member asked:
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Family Medicine 30 years experience
Thyroid vs parathyro: The thyroid is a butterfly shaped gland at the front of the neck. It is involved with metabolism. The parathyroid glands just happen to live next... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
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Family Medicine 30 years experience
To: To maintain good hydration, you have to drink water and make sure to replace your electrolytes.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
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Family Medicine 30 years experience
Ignore: Hot flashes can occur because of high or low cortisol, in addition to low estrogen.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
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Family Medicine 30 years experience
Ignore: Have lots to drink if you have a fever in order to prevent dehydration.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
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Family Medicine 30 years experience
Ignore: If you have Crohn's Disease, you should stop eating and drinking gluten.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liesa Harte
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Male to female: Even if a boy identifies himself as female gender, it would not be appropriate to begin any hormonal gender change until adulthood and after proper co... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liesa Harte
Family Medicine 30 years experience
GF Weight Watchers: You can certainly follow a weight watchers program and stay gluten-free!
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liesa Harte
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Mercurochrome. : I don't think so. I hope not because it has mercury, which is a very toxic heavy metal.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liesa Harte
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Folliculitis: If this is a simple folliculitis, the use of antibacterial soaps and good hand washing technique may be all that is needed. If you need an antibioti... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liesa Harte
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Food Sources Folate (folic acid): Dark leafy greens, uncooked, are the best source of folate (folic acid). Additionally, the folate (folic acid) will be methylfolate (folic acid) fro... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liesa Harte
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Heart Attack/Failure: Heart attack is referring to damage to the heart muscle due to lack of blood flow. Heart failure means the heart muscle doesn't work right. Heart fa... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liesa Harte
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Diabetes: You question is very vague. Diabetes is the antithesis of health. Diabetes increases your risk for many other health problems like heart attacks, ... Read More
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Liesa Harte
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Methylation : A methylation defect is typically referring to a genetic SNP (single nucleotide polymorphism) in your MTHFR 677 or MTHFR 1298 genes. There are othe... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liesa Harte
Family Medicine 30 years experience
See your doctor!: That could be serious. I think you should see your doctor today, or go to urgent care or even the emergency room.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liesa Harte
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Liver function : The liver detoxifies and metabolizes everything you consume by mouth and everything that goes there in your blood.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liesa Harte
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Stent: A stent is inserted after a blockage in an artery is cleared with a balloon. The purpose of the stent is to hold the artery open so blood can flow an... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Liesa Harte
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Pregnancy: It seems very unlikely that you would be pregnant from that. The only way to know for sure is to do a pregnancy test.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liesa Harte
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Hemorrhoids: Hemorrhoids are better prevented than treated, but do often occur with pregnancy or from constipation. Avoid constipation and bearing down or straini... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Liesa Harte
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Mucous?: Are you saying that you have mucous from the lymph node? I'm confused. Please restate your question more clearly and we are happy to help you.
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Liesa Harte
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Sjogrens: It is probably the sjogrens. I recommend you talk to your doctor about these worsening symptoms. I wish you the very best
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Liesa Harte
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Taper off: You should not stop those meds cold turkey. Talk to your doctor about tapering them. Best wishes to you.
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A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Liesa Harte
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Grape juice: 100% purple grape juice should be just fine with coumadin (warfarin). The issue is how much vitamin K is in there, and it is fairly low. I always r... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Liesa Harte
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Stop it immediately!: First of all, I do hope you have stopped the Strattera (atomoxetine). Have you discussed this with the prescribing physician? This type of medicat... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Liesa Harte
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Friable cervix?: It sounds like your cervix mighe be "friable", which means it bleeds easily dup to some inflammation. I recommend you see a doctor for a pelvic exa... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Liesa Harte
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Dry patch on face: Several things come to mind. He might need more omega 3 fatty acids in his diet or supplements. It might be a patch of fungal infection. It could a... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Liesa Harte
Family Medicine 30 years experience
H. Pylori Treatment: There is no reason you should be feeling weak after H. Pylori treatment. As far as the gas is concerned, the antibiotics would have changed the bact... Read More
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A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Liesa Harte
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Are you treated?: As long as you are treated, you should be able to have a normal sex life.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Liesa Harte
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Lose weight fast: It often helps to lose weight fast if you really cut your carbohydrate intake so that the only carbs you have are from non-starchy vegetables. Is it... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Liesa Harte
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Vaginal discharge: By constant, what do you mean? How long have you been experiencing this? It doesn't sound worrisome. It sounds like spotting. That shouldn't be... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Liesa Harte
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Nystatin: Nystatin kills yeast. It is not an antibiotic, so it does not kill bacteria.
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Liesa Harte
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Vaginal bleeding: Your uterus is probably still healing. If you do not have fever, pain, or a bad odor to the discharge/bleeding, then I would keep doing what you are ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Liesa Harte
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Bloating: You could have a food sensitivity, an intolerance to a food, an overgrowth of yeast, leaky gut, or an imbalance in the types of bacteria like SIBO.
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Liesa Harte
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Brain tumors?: Do you have a brain tumor? I would not immediately assume you have a brain tumor because you have nausea. There are many other possibilities that... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Liesa Harte
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Weight loss: If you just made a healthy change to your diet a week ago, it is okay to have lost 5 pounds because a good bit of that would be water weight. Best ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Liesa Harte
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Herpes: That sounds possible under the right circumstances. The person would have to have oral herpes and be shedding the virus, and the virus would have to ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Liesa Harte
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Irregular periods: It sounds like you are having an irregular period. It is probably nothing serious. If you could be pregnant, you should do a pregnancy test.
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Liesa Harte
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Lump above knee: If it persists, you should see your doctor for evaluation.
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Testimonials
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Jul 20, 2014
I endorse Dr. Harte. Communicates very well. Extensive knowledge of Family Practice & medicine in general. Accurate. Spot On. Is providing an excellent service to the public via Healthtap.
Jul 20, 2014
Dr Harte has consistently shown thoughtful and useful advice to patients in her interactions. She is an expert in her field. I highly recommend her for your health care needs !
Jul 17, 2014
Dr. Lieas Harte is a very thorough, intelligent, and caring physician. She is an asset to HealthTap, and the the medical community. I highly recommend this brilliant doctor.
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thank you Dr I'm ok just trying everything 4 gas and and charcoal tabs was one of themthat is why I had the black stooldo you know of any medication my doctor had prescrib...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Dr. Harte: Your recommendations really made me feel better. I was worried about my symptoms but talking to you and following your directions allowed me to recover. THANK...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you went to the ER today. Not able to find any answers yet, but am making more appointments to find out issues. At least they ruled things out.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Texas Medical School at San Antonio, TX
Graduated 1992MD

Residency

Bexar County Hospital District

Residency

Insititute for Functional Medicine

Residency

Cenegenics/Age Management Medical Education Foundation

Awards

Board Certification, American Board of Family Medicine
Certification by Institute for Functional Medicine
Certification by Age Management Medicine Group

Affiliations

Institute for Functional Medicine
American Academy of Family Physicians
Cenegenics Medical Institute

Publications

Virtual Visit Ratings

4.7
7620 ratings

20 top reviews

31-year-old male
Oct 20, 2022 AZ
30-year-old female
Oct 19, 2022 TX
Dr.Harte is always so caring and listens to my problems, not many doctors are patient like that.
27-year-old female
Oct 19, 2022 NY
Thank you so much for your help.
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