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Dr. Stuart Winkler

Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
Torrance, CA
49 years experience male

Locations

Internal Medicine and Nephrology Medical Group

Torrance, CA

Address

3291 Skypark Drive, Torrance, CA
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: Closed
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Fax

(310) 325-1144

About

Bio

For the last 35 years I have been in private practice practicing mainly nephrology. I. am a board-certified internist and nephrologist. Nephrology is the branch of internal medicine that deals with kidney disease as well as diseases which cause kidney dysfunction. I deal with kidney transplants and their complications, chronic dialysis patients and their complications as well as seriously ill patients in three different hospitals in Torrance, San Pedro and the south bay area of Los Angeles. As a Nephrologist I see many very acutely ill patients with a variety of problems not just kidney disease. These patients tend to be extremely complex as well as extremely ill. Many have infectious diseases, heart disease, liver disease and gastrointestinal disease which all effect the kidney.

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Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis

Internal Medicine

Nephrology and Dialysis

Licenses

United States: California

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

294 Answers
2 Agrees
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Winkler
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis 49 years experience
Symptoms of ovulatio: ovulation can be very irregular and can occur at almost any time during your cycle. Usually it occurs 12-14 days before your period. That would make i... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Stuart Winkler
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis 49 years experience
Pimple: I do not believe the toothpaste had anything to do with inflaming the pimple. I cannot imagine why you would put toothpaste on a pimple. I would sug... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Winkler
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis 49 years experience
Pregnancy: Pregnancy over the age of 45 is rare. It is true that some women can get pregnant over the age of 50 but this is unlikely. The incidence of miscarriag... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Stuart Winkler
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis 49 years experience
Lisinopril: Taking one dose most likely will not cause harm. If your child is listless or lightheaded, sleepy or has a rapid heart rate take him to the ER. If h... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Winkler
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis 49 years experience
Pregnancy test: A urine pregnancy test can be positive a few days after a missed period. However it can be negative for a week or more. Test your urine now and in a... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Winkler
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis 49 years experience
Rectal prolapse: Rectal prolapse typically occurs in elderly woman and is usually associated with such symptoms as pain, bleeding, and seepage. Although it can occur ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Stuart Winkler
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis 49 years experience
Urinalysis: This is a normal urinalysis in pregnancy. The most important urinary test in pregnancy is protein. Protein in the urine is a serious finding and can... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Stuart Winkler
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis 49 years experience
Ringing in ear: I do not believe the ringing in the ear is due to the antibiotic although some antibiotics can cause neurological symptoms. I suspect that you may ha... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Winkler
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis 49 years experience
Bleeding: It sounds like you have dysfunctional uterine bleeding. This is caused when you do not ovulate and your hormones continue to stimulate the lining of ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Winkler
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis 49 years experience
Nyquil: NyQuil can cause upset stomach, nausea, nervousness, constipation and dry mouth nose and throat. Adding meclizine could worsen some of these symptoms... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stuart Winkler
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis 49 years experience
Precum: Pre-ejaculate or precum is a clear, colorless viscous fluid that comes from special glands in the penis called Cowper's glands. Precum occurs before ... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stuart Winkler
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis 49 years experience
Increase fiber: It sounds like the stool is very soft. You can take fiber in the form of citracel of mitamucil. This will bulk up your stool and give you a more for... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Winkler
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis 49 years experience
Wisdom tooth: A dry socket occurs when the blood clot is lost after tooth extraction leaving the bone and nerve exposed. This can be due to infection,nicotine,suck... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stuart Winkler
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis 49 years experience
Bump on penis: Bumps on the penis can be a manifestation of such sexually transmitted diseases as genital herpes, genital warts, other viral diseases, and non sexual... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stuart Winkler
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis 49 years experience
Over due: You are close to being overdue. Do you feel your baby moving? After 41 weeks there is increased risk to your baby due to the placenta becoming less ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Winkler
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis 49 years experience
Pregnancy: If you had unprotected sex and then had a normal period then it is unlikely you are pregnant. However it might be that what you thought was a normal ... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Winkler
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis 49 years experience
Hypertension: a systolic BP of less than 120 is normal. This is the pressure the blood vessels see when the heart contracts. 120 to 139 is considered prehypertens... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Winkler
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis 49 years experience
Magnesium: low magnesium has been associated with calcium oxalate kidney stones. Magnesium can inhibit the formation of calcium oxalate in the urine. It can al... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Winkler
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis 49 years experience
Fish oil: fish oil should have no effect on any blood work a rheumatologist should draw.
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Winkler
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis 49 years experience
DUB: You probably didn't ovulate and the lining of your uterus has been stimulated by hormones which normally shut off after ovulation. I suspect you will... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stuart Winkler
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis 49 years experience
Back pain: Scapular or shoulder blade pain can occur from overuse, sleeping the wrong way, fracture, shingles, arthritis, nerve impingement, rotator cuff injury ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Winkler
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis 49 years experience
Jc virus: JC virus is a type of human polyomavirus which can be associated with neurological symptoms and PML, It may be linked with colorectal cancer. It can... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Winkler
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis 49 years experience
Vitamin d: Muscle weakness, bone pain, respiratory infections, depression, multiple sclerosis, type 2 diabetes, chronic inflammation, sleep apnea, increased cavi... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Winkler
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis 49 years experience
Testes: If he is otherwise healthy this probably is nothing to worry about.. His testis and penis will develop over time as he gets to puberty. Penile and t... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Winkler
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis 49 years experience
Night guard: Night guards run between 300 and 500 dollars. It will protect your teeth from grinding and is a good investment.
A male asked:
Dr. Stuart Winkler
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis 49 years experience
Hard vein: This most likely is lymph channel inflammation often caused by prolonged masturbation or vigorous intercourse. Lymph channels follow veins and can be... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Winkler
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis 49 years experience
Physical: The only health evaluation model is a good physical and general lab tests and if indicated X-rays. There are certain blood biomarkers available to pr... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stuart Winkler
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis 49 years experience
Rash: It sounds more likely that it is an allergic reaction to something. The fact that it is not on the palms and soles of your feet makes other bad thing... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stuart Winkler
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis 49 years experience
Diet: there are many trendy diets which spare various nutrients such as carbohydrates, proteins or fats. Some of these diets are very severe and some peopl... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Winkler
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis 49 years experience
Folate (folic acid): The value you gave depends on how the level was taken. If it is a plasma value it is normal if it is a red cell level it is very low. Folic acid is ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Winkler
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis 49 years experience
Rash: it is hard without seeing the rash to know what this is. The skin under the breast is moist and a good spot for fungal or bacterial infections to get... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Winkler
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis 49 years experience
Hand tickles: there are many nerves in the hand and stimulation of the palm can cause a tickling sensation if they are hypersensitive. As long as there is no decre... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Winkler
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis 49 years experience
Bleeding: I suspect you have not ovulated and the bleeding is what is called break through bleeding due to constant stimulation of the uterine lining by estroge... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Winkler
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis 49 years experience
Allergy: I sounds like you may be allergic to something in your environment. The fact that it occurs infrequently could mean it is something which is seasonal... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Winkler
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis 49 years experience
Coenzyme q 10: coenzyme q10 provides energy to muscle mitochondria and helps in production of ATP which is important for muscle strength. It has been shown to help ... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Winkler
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis 49 years experience
Abdominal pain: It is important to know where the abdominal pain is. If it is on the low right side of the abdomen, appendicitis must be ruled out. If it is on the ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Winkler
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis 49 years experience
Pregnancy: The best time to become pregnant is one to two days before ovulation. The egg lasts about 1 day once released by the ovary and sperm can last up to s... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Stuart Winkler
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis 49 years experience
Growth: The rate of growth gradually slows after puberty. In males on average growth stops at 18 but can continue even up to 21-25. A lot of it has to do wi... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Winkler
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis 49 years experience
Test for BV: Bacterial vaginosis is an imbalance in the growth of certain bacteria which changes the normal balance of bacteria in the vagina. The cause of this i... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stuart Winkler
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis 49 years experience
Morning sickness: Meals and snacks should be eaten slowly and in small amounts every one to two hours, avoid triggers i.e. stuffy rooms, odors, heat, humidity, noise, f... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Winkler
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis 49 years experience
Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine): There is no interaction between plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) and birth control medication. It is used to treat such diseases as Lupus and Rheumatoid... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Winkler
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis 49 years experience
Nipride (nitroprusside): Nipride is the trade name for nitroprusside which is a medication given only in an ICU with close observation. It is given only IV for severe uncontr... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Stuart Winkler
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis 49 years experience
Pregnancy: it is possible to get someone pregnant at any time during the menstrual cycle even during menstuation. Sperm can live up to 5 days inside the woman. ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Winkler
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis 49 years experience
Pregnant?: Not possible to be pregnant if you haven't had sex. If you had sex while you were on pills there is a 5% chance of pregnancy with typical use and .1% ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Winkler
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis 49 years experience
Depression : Depression can be associated with neurological diseases. A neurological workup would be a good idea.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Winkler
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis 49 years experience
Creatine: creatine is creatine. There are many adds out there about various forms of creatine. I am not aware of one being better than the other. Also there ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Winkler
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis 49 years experience
Uti and stones: You may still have asymptomatic kidney or bladder stones which are infected. Also you may have an underlying cause of kidney stones such as high uric... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stuart Winkler
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis 49 years experience
Dark urine: The kidneys are important for retaining the water you drink and preventing dehydration. When you do not drink much the kidneys reabsorb as much water... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Winkler
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis 49 years experience
Pregnant: Sperm can live in your body for up to 7 days. You can get pregnant at anytime during your menstrual cycle even during menstruation. Ovulation can oc... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Winkler
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis 49 years experience
Urine specs: you could be passing gravel. Gravel are small stones usually formed from the precipitation of calcium in the urine. If it persists you should have a... Read More

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Jul 14, 2014
Dr Winkler was quick yet thorough and very helpful. I hope all the HealthTap Prime Doctors are like him
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Winkler is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Winkler is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This made me feel good. Thanks! But doctor... its the rapid linear progressive sperm % i'm talking about (I.e in terms of motility). His sperm count in general is very good, but have more of non-motil...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! TY. I would like to find a Dr who would review this VQ Scan for me, As i am on no treatment and family clot issues. Ct after the fact, and they saidNO
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This was very helpful. Thanks! I truly from my heart thank you for your time and care. I sincerely thank god for sending you to help me. In good health! :)

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

UCLA School of Medicine, CA
Graduated 1973MD

Residency

UCLA

Awards

Top Nephrologist, Second Place, California - Summer
2014
Top Nephrologist, First Place, National - Fall
2014
Top Nephrologist, Second Place, California - Spring
2015
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