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Dr. Eddie Cheng

Family Medicine
San Jose, CA
male

Locations

Saratoga Medical Clinic

San Jose, CA

Address

1060 Saratoga Ave, Address 2, San Jose, CA, US
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: Closed
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Practice website

Fax

(408) 228-8088

Insurances accepted

Blue Cross of California

Aetna

UnitedHealthcare

About

Bio

I was born and raised in Hong Kong. After graduating with MD-PhD in Case Western Reserve University in Ohio, I finished my internship and residency in Stanford. I am board certified in Family Medicine. My passion is patient care, realizing medicine is my calling. I have excellent training and years of clinical experience to see patients in all ages. I have been invited public speaker in local radio and public health lectures. I am appointed as Stanford Clinical Lecturer and have seen patients in Kaiser, Stanford Hospital Clinic, and recipients of several certificates and award for extraordinary service and teaching. I am seeing private patients in Saratoga Medical Clinic. My special interest is public education in oral/facial problems, and early diagnosis and behavioral treatments of chronic headaches and obstructive sleep apnea.

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

Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine

Occupational Medicine

Preventive Medicine

Urgent Care

Licenses

United States: California

Languages spoken

Mandarin

Doctor Q&A

111 Answers
72 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eddie Cheng
Specializes in Family Medicine
Nail abnormality: If you have this condition since birth, this is considered as a congenital defect in the nail bed or a rare double nail presenting in your finger. ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eddie Cheng
Specializes in Family Medicine
Yes : Sexual intercourse is a common cause for ovarian cyst rupture and sudden onset of pelvic pain.
A 69-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eddie Cheng
Specializes in Family Medicine
Extension exercise: You may build your thigh muscles with extension exercise of your legs against gravity while adding weight over your ankles. Keep it up.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eddie Cheng
Specializes in Family Medicine
Not related: Typical ear wax building up may cause hearing difficulty, but not the cause of your sore throat and neck under the ears. See your doctor early for ev... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eddie Cheng
Specializes in Family Medicine
Most likely not: Regular periods usually associate with ovulatory cycles. Anovulatory cycles usually associate with irregular period.
A female asked:
Dr. Eddie Cheng
Specializes in Family Medicine
Find out the cause : OAB is not uncommon but may be a sign of other illnesses such as anxiety, bladder infection, neurologic or urologic problem. Fluid restriction only ... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eddie Cheng
Specializes in Family Medicine
Chest wall contusion: If you were punched from the front and feel painful when you press over the area with your fingers, most likely you have suffered a chest wall contus... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eddie Cheng
Specializes in Family Medicine
By measurements: the crow-rump (head-bottom) lengths of the fetus and looking up from the chart, one can easily estimate the gestational age from fetal ultrasound imag... Read More
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eddie Cheng
Specializes in Family Medicine
Plug in tear ducts : Neti pot is used to rinse nasal cavity and sinuses with normal saline. It is quite effective for nasal or sinus congestion. I doubt it works for chro... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eddie Cheng
Specializes in Family Medicine
Prostate massage: When the large stool passing out, you prostate sitting right in front of your rectum is getting massaged. That may produce seminal fluid, which is no... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eddie Cheng
Specializes in Family Medicine
Speak to your doc: It is not comfortable to have a tube passing through you throat to get the procedure done. Most doctors who perform this may prefer a rather brief an... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eddie Cheng
Specializes in Family Medicine
Yes: Typical masturbations are not known to affect sexual power.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eddie Cheng
Specializes in Family Medicine
Benign vertigo: If what you have experienced is sudden onset and associated with head motion, such as getting out of bed abruptly, but lasting for no more than a coup... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eddie Cheng
Specializes in Family Medicine
It depends : Amenorrhea can occur for a variety of reasons. Some are normal during the course of a woman's life, while others may a sign of other medical condition... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eddie Cheng
Specializes in Family Medicine
Rectal temp: Rectal thermometer is always more reliable and gives accurate temperature reading of your core body.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eddie Cheng
Specializes in Family Medicine
Nothing wrong: There is nothing wrong with ordorless and pantyless as long as you feel comfortable. Enjoy your life and count your blessing!
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eddie Cheng
Specializes in Family Medicine
Go to ED: Sounds like you are quite sick since yesterday. You should go to ED to check out the possible cause of acute abdominal disease and receive proper tre... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eddie Cheng
Specializes in Family Medicine
It depends : on the size of the ovarian cyst and how much bleeding is involved. The sudden pelvic pain caused by most small ovarian cyst ruptured lasts typically ... Read More
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eddie Cheng
Specializes in Family Medicine
Constipation relief: Milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) is a laxative, it can be taken any time with stool softener. Together, they may give a better result than eith... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eddie Cheng
Specializes in Family Medicine
Shape your arms: Any repetitive exercise will help. For your forearms, i recommend beating action such as drumming, or swimming.
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eddie Cheng
Specializes in Family Medicine
Yes!: Studies have shown dysmenorrhoea responds favourably to ovulation inhibition, and that the synthetic hormones in the combined oral contraceptive pill ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eddie Cheng
Specializes in Family Medicine
Late menses: 2 weeks late is not unusual for a healthy woman in their life. Stress may be the cause. Repeat pregnancy test if necessary.
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eddie Cheng
Specializes in Family Medicine
Not usually: Natural sleep involves resting of your brain and relaxation of all your muscles. Your body turns from side to side to avoid constant pressure on your... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eddie Cheng
Specializes in Family Medicine
Doctor evaluation: I recommend your grandma see her doctor who may get more history and perform physical exam to determine the cause of her pain and provide appropriate ... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eddie Cheng
Specializes in Family Medicine
Unlikely: Atarax (hydroxyzine) is an antihistamine, which has sedative effect and unlikely affect seizure threshold. It may interact with other medications, bu... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eddie Cheng
Specializes in Family Medicine
Painful breasts: There are many possible causes for breast pain. For example, hormone level changes from menstruation or pregnancy often cause breast tenderness. Some ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eddie Cheng
Specializes in Family Medicine
Subungual hematoma: Most likely a small bleeding under the nail called subungual hematoma, which usually resolves without treatment. It could be caused by subtle minor i... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eddie Cheng
Specializes in Family Medicine
Meniere's disease: Do you feel like motion-sickness? It depends if your symptoms are associated with sudden head movements, it is possible you have benign vertigo or a k... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eddie Cheng
Specializes in Family Medicine
See your doctor: Normal throat should not give burning sensation. Without sufficient history and physical examination, it is difficult to give you any meaningful advi... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eddie Cheng
Specializes in Family Medicine
No : Allergy shots are usually prepared by extract of the allergen that is identified in your allergy skin test. They are not made of steroid. When they ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eddie Cheng
Specializes in Family Medicine
Side effect of NG: Common sides effect of night guard (NG) including changing of normal bite or occlusion of your teeth. Many people can't sleep with the NG in the mout... Read More
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eddie Cheng
Specializes in Family Medicine
Cold hand: Check the pulse in your wrists and make sure they are equally strong. Cold hand could be caused by lack of blood circulation due to trauma, anatomica... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eddie Cheng
Specializes in Family Medicine
Sleep apnea: Do you have chronic excessive day time sleepiness, feeling tired, unrefreshed sleep, large tonsils, snoring, overweight, and sedentary lifestyle? Tal... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eddie Cheng
Specializes in Family Medicine
STD risk: Medical speaking sexually active implies genital intercourse. Even you may not get pregnant, but you should be careful because std can be transmitted... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eddie Cheng
Specializes in Family Medicine
Benign vertigo: If your symptoms are positional, keep your head still or move in slow motion. Your condition is quite common and self-limiting after a few days. It ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eddie Cheng
Specializes in Family Medicine
Painless cyst: It sounds like a benign ganglion cyst, which is round and palpable. It commonly appears in ankle and wrist where the tendon is rubbing under the fibr... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eddie Cheng
Specializes in Family Medicine
Allergic reaction: Very likely and unfortunately. Have you tried taking over-the-counter antihistamines to reduce your symptoms? You may need to see an allergist for ... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eddie Cheng
Specializes in Family Medicine
Ignore: Clonzapam 0.5 mg taken at bed time remains the most effective treatment in my 25 years experience.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eddie Cheng
Specializes in Family Medicine
See your doctor: It sounds like you have a form of chronic movement disorder of your hands. Depends on the type of tremor, it may get worse and effective treatments m... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eddie Cheng
Specializes in Family Medicine
Good exercise : Waist training may help to improve your waistline appearance, acid reflux symptoms, and help to strengthen your low back, give your body better stamin... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eddie Cheng
Specializes in Family Medicine
Fragmented sleep: You have a case of fragmented and non-restorative sleep disorder with excessive daytime sleepiness. It has multiple causes including primary or secon... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eddie Cheng
Specializes in Family Medicine
Speak to your doctor: It is not normal to spit up blood at night.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eddie Cheng
Specializes in Family Medicine
Rupture cyst: Ruptured ovarian cysts are not uncommon in reproductive age. Most fluid will be absorbed slowly without intervention. Not a big concern. Relax and ... Read More
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eddie Cheng
Specializes in Family Medicine
Stroke rehab: You have right body weakness and muscle atrophy from lack of usage resulting from a stroke on left side of your brain. Depending of the nature and si... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eddie Cheng
Specializes in Family Medicine
Yeast vaginitis: Itching vagina and whitish discharge are frequent symptoms and signs of yeast vaginitis, especially common among patients with diabetes. Try OTC anti... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eddie Cheng
Specializes in Family Medicine
Don't wait: Go to see your primary care doctor or urgent care doctor ASAP to have pelvic exam to check for vaginal inflammation and/or infection. You may get rel... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eddie Cheng
Specializes in Family Medicine
2-3 weeks: if your infection responds to the antibiotics.
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eddie Cheng
Specializes in Family Medicine
With soap and water: Your night-guard is worn in your mouth overnight. Soap and water is good enough to keep it clean.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eddie Cheng
Specializes in Family Medicine
Dermatitis: It could be eczema of hands or contact dermatitis of hands due to exposure to some chemical, such as latex gloves. Identify the agent and avoid re-ex... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eddie Cheng
Specializes in Family Medicine
Soreness after sex: You may have to see your doctor to check for possible genital herpes or Bartholin's cyst infection.

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Testimonials
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Dr. James Lin
May 6, 2014
Dr. Cheng's attentive thinking, keen analysis, broad encompassing knowledge, and openhearted passion have caught my busy mind to recognize and recommend him to anyone & family needing his to-the-point...Read More
Mar 21, 2015
Great Doc!!
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Cheng is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! do you think I could possibly be pregnant or probably not? Thank you!
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thanks, I just wanted to be sure Neti pot wouldn't push plugs out.
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Thanks for your quick reply! I will head into ER in the morning as I have an infant at home.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, OH
MD

Medical/Graduate school

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, OH
MD

Residency

STANFORD HOSPITAL
Completed 1982

Residency

UCSF Dental School
Completed 1993

Residency

San Jose Medical Center
Completed 1982

Awards

A 2014 PlaneTree Health Lecture Series Speaker at Santa Clara County Library
2012 Stanford University School of Medicine Family and Community Medicine Teaching Certificate
2009 Extraordinary Service Award, Santa Clara Community Health Partnership

Affiliations

Stanford hospital
Lucille Packard Children's Hospital
Stanford Medical School, Stanford, CA
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