Dr. Anthony Fritz

Internal Medicine
Centralia, WA
35 years experience male

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Thursday: 8:00am - 4:00pm
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Procedural Internist

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Internal Medicine

Licenses

United States: California, Washington

Doctor Q&A

533 Answers
596 Agrees
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A male asked:
Dr. Anthony Fritz
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Possibly: Citrus fruits can cause loose stools in certain individuals.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Fritz
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
See provider: Please see her healthcare provider or optometrist to assess the reason and give appropriate treatment.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Fritz
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Scabies: Please see your health care provider to assess if you have scabies and to get you a correct assessment and treatment for what you both may have.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Fritz
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Not likely: Unless you are actively experiencing symptoms or signs of the HSV1 you are not likely to transmit the virus
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A female asked:
Dr. Anthony Fritz
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Yes: The medication that you were prescribed can certainly cause these symptoms and some people. Please talk to your health care provider about perhaps sta... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Fritz
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
See provider: Please consider seeing your health provider to assess for possible stomach or gall bladder or pancreas problems
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Fritz
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Likely: It has ingredients in it that have the potential to help your symptoms. Please seek medical attention if your symptoms persists or worsens.
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Fritz
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
No: Please see your healthcare provider this next week if your symptoms persist or worsen
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A female asked:
Dr. Anthony Fritz
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Yes: Expired Orajel can be used without harming you however it may not be as effective as unexpired Orajel.
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anthony Fritz
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Doctor: Your health provider will do blood testing to tell you
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Fritz
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Sometimes: Yellow is one of the typical colors that can occur when you are having loose stool. Please see your healthcare provider if your problem persist or wor... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Fritz
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
See provider: Stay on your previously prescribed meds and see your health care provider for the EGD results and to get advice about med changes needed to help your ... Read More
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Fritz
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Allergy: please consider seeing your health care provider to evaluate the etiology for the worsening of your rash and give you appropriate topical treatment an... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Fritz
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Eczema: See your health care provider to have them assess if you have nummular eczema or have a contact dermatitis or got a bite from some insect and then get... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anthony Fritz
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Unlikely: If you inhaled something you would still be coughing. The tickle is likely irritated tissue from the cough or the cookie or an unrelated early viral i... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Fritz
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Stop ibuprofen: See your health care provider if the black stools persist after stopping the ibuprofen.
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Fritz
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Ask provider: There are several additional medicines that can be added to narcotics to enhance their effect. Please discuss these with your health provider to find ... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Fritz
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Bleeding: Redness at the site of injury is common and bleeding under the skin shows up as bluish and purple color where gravity pulls it away from the injury si... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Fritz
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Hip flexor: you have likely strained your hip flexor muscle. Please see your healthcare provider if the problem persists or worsens
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anthony Fritz
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
May be shingles: Please consider seeing your health care provider for a diagnosis as if it is shingles (which can be relatively painless in some people) you should be ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Anthony Fritz
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Shaving daily: Carnivore Mass is safe to use when you need to shave your face daily to keep it smooth.
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anthony Fritz
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
See your ENT: Your symptoms are possibly related to the structural changes that occurred from the surgery that may be allowing more access of allergens into the sin... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Fritz
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Treat allergies: If the optometrists diagnosed allergies then get treatment from them or your health care provider for the allergies which might be causing your vision... Read More
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A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anthony Fritz
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Rashes: I will assume you have not had a rash like this occur before after playing tennis. Options for the etiology of your rash can include heat rash or fric... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Fritz
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
B12 issues: Your laboratory values appear to be in the normal range for these tests. These values do not by themselves give cause for concern.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Fritz
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Persists: Consider seeing your health care provider if you continue to see the discoloration in your stool or if it gets worse.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Fritz
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Steroids: You can try to use over the counter hydrocortisone 1% to the area otherwise you will have to consider using makeup or letting enough time pass for the... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Fritz
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
See provider: Please consider seeing a health provider to assess the lump to see if it is an abscess that may need draining.
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anthony Fritz
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Irritation: you have had some throat irritation from the procedure which should resolve on its own within the next couple of days otherwise contact your provider
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Fritz
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
No: Blepharitis can be associated with loss of eyelashes but not always.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Fritz
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Seek help: Persistent palpitations need assessed soon to assess for atrial fibrillation
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A female asked:
Dr. Anthony Fritz
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
OK: if you don't have similar symptoms taking 75 milligrams of Zoloft (sertraline) too then it is unlikely that your symptoms are from taking 150 milligra... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anthony Fritz
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Plan: plan on exercising every day but more importantly keep your calorie intake such that your muscles are visible
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Fritz
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Stress: work with your health care provider or a qualified mental health counselor to deal with the reason for your stress and anxiety which will then natural... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anthony Fritz
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Antivert (meclizine): Antivert or meclizine is most often used
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Fritz
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Autoimmune: Your elevated ANA likely means that you have an autoimmune disease possibly lupus or other mixed connective tissue disease which you should follow up ... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anthony Fritz
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Nephrologist: You will have to trust the judgment of the nephrologist as the patient already has abnormal creatinine levels and has only symptomatic low blood press... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anthony Fritz
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Unlikely: It is still best to have them checked by your health provider to confirm.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Fritz
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Unlikely: you are too close to when your menstrual period should start for you to likely get pregnant from this sexual encounter but please remember to always p... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anthony Fritz
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Yes: Taking the 2 items together will not hurt you but may need to be taken separately to get the full affect of the aspirin
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Fritz
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Furuncle: consider using a hot compress over the area to see if it will start draining on its own otherwise see your healthcare provider to have this taken care... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Fritz
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
RLS: check with your healthcare provider to see if you might have restless legs syndrome
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Fritz
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Stomach: you likely have an irritated stomach and could consider taking some antacid medication and seeing your health care provider if it worsens or persists
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Fritz
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Healing: The area of fracture needs that time to heal.
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A female asked:
Dr. Anthony Fritz
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Pain relief: You would likely get some pain relief from taking the maximum single acetaminophen dose all at once
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anthony Fritz
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Yes: These two medicines can be used together and still get a good effect of both.
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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anthony Fritz
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Dehydration: Please drink more water and your issue should resolve itself otherwise see your health care provider.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Fritz
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Probably: You probably should seek medical attention to make sure you don't have an infection or other major medical condition causing your symptoms.
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Fritz
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Possibly: Please consider having an evaluation done by your health care provider to determine if you could be pregnant.
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Fritz
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Diabetes: The next steps to control type 2 diabetes are many and best discussed with your health provider. Keep exercising and following a diabetic diet for sur... Read More
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Testimonials
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Nov 29, 2014
Dr. Fitz is a very knowledgeable and compassionate doctor who gives practical and sensible advice. I enjoy reading his answers. Highly recommended,
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Jan 9, 2015
Very compassionate doctor who was really willing to listen, and help me outline a real plan for successful weight loss! If you want a doctor that's truly willing to work with you on your particular is...Read More
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Mar 7, 2018
i DO NOT Recommend this doctor. he flagged our consult on a skin condition. was it the fact i have scabies or what was the problem? permethrin is a pesticide not narcotic HACK
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you for your assistance in understanding the result. At age 9, I had pneumonia and mild heart failure which resulted in a collapsed vein on the outside of my heart...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thanks for your help this morning. After taking Claritin D and Afrin, and waiting about 6 hours, my ear finally popped and I feel 1000x better. Cheers and thanks a...Read More
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This made me feel good. Thanks! The only thing is that I lost a lot from the surgery....I could hardly walk after the procedure. Now I can't run more than 1/4 mile before stopping.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Loma Linda University School of Medicine, CA
Graduated 1988MD

Residency

LOMA LINDA UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER
Completed 1991

Awards

Top General Internist, Third Place, Washington - Fall
2014
Top Doctor, First Place, Olympia Region - Fall
2014
Most Influential Doctor, First Place, Olympia Region - Fall
2014

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