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Dr. Anthony Fritz

Internal Medicine
Centralia, WA
33 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

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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Fritz
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Space: your need for affection likely does not come by touching or people being close to you or giving you hugs
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anthony Fritz
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Ignore: When the time is right - remember to wear the glove - to keep being safe.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Fritz
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
No problem: An abdominal lipoma will no affect on your chances to get pregnant or to complete a pregnancy.
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anthony Fritz
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Unlikely: Painless recurrent localized muscle twitching is typically related to fatigue or mild physical stress in the area of the twitch.
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Fritz
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
See provider: As the lump is bothering you during sleep consider seeing your health care provider to see if it needs to be removed or drained or otherwise treated.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Fritz
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Possibly: Black stool can indicate bleeding higher up in the bowels. Please see your health provider for an evaluation.
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anthony Fritz
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Possibly: Please consider seeing your health provider to assess whether the area of your clot could be creating enough pressure on local tissue to create numbne... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Fritz
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Help: have her see a health professional to assess what her underlying reason for the anorexia is and prescribe the correct treatment
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Fritz
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Popping: The popping is most likely from gas like when popping your knuckles but please consider asking your provider if it worsens or persists.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Fritz
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Armour thyroid: It is best not to take thyroid replacement therapy at the same time as magnesium supplements.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Fritz
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Ulnar nerve: Consider seeing your provider to assess for medial epicondylitis "golfer's elbow" which can be helped with icing and physical therapy and/or an adjust... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Fritz
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
See a provider: Since your symptoms are different enough to ask for help it is a good idea for you to see a health care provider for them.
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anthony Fritz
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Fall: It will be best to go to urgent care and get an x-ray and make sure there is no evidence of fracture or worsening nerve or subcutaneous bleeding probl... Read More
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Fritz
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Ankle pain: Please consider seeing your provider for an evaluation and a possible repeat X-ray of the ankle and/or possibly a bone scan to help detect fractures t... Read More
A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anthony Fritz
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Follow up: There doesn't appear to be lab abnormalities that are different enough from what you had before to warrant urgent medical attention but please follow ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Anthony Fritz
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
See a doctor: Blood in a bowel movement is always abnormal. Since you are asking the question I will assume it is not typical for you to see fresh blood in your sto... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anthony Fritz
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Omega - 3: There should be no dangerous side effects and possibly benefit to the depression in a depressed person taking that dose of omega - 3.
A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anthony Fritz
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Yes: It will heal on its own but it may tear worse or possibly bleed into the muscle if you keep on using it as you normally would. Please consider seeing ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Fritz
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Vision strain: It is possible for eye strain to activate episodes of positional dizziness. See your provider if it persists or worsens.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anthony Fritz
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Lyme disease: The classic "bull's eye" rash of Lyme disease is present in some form in around 80% of cases. Consider following up with your provider to possibly che... Read More
A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anthony Fritz
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Muscle strain: With that much evaluation to your abdominal area it is unlikely to be more than a poorly healing muscle strain or tear however if the pain is intermit... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Anthony Fritz
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Neurosurgery: Neurosurgeons are on average the highest financially compensated medical doctors and they have a minimum training period of 7 years after medical scho... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anthony Fritz
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
It's likely OK: Your doctor is the best one to assess your situation. It sounds like normal muscle twitches that can come with a strain or extended or new exercise.
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Fritz
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Precancerous: The fine needle aspiration you had showed there was only a suspicion of thyroid cancer. The thyroid tissue removed likely has precancerous tissue and ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Fritz
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Minimal: There is very little risk the plastic will get stuck in your digestive tract. It will very likely just pass through you as part of your bowel waste wi... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Fritz
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Psoriasis: Psoriasis can not be transmitted through physical contact of one human with another.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anthony Fritz
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
See your provider: It sounds as if you may have an autoimmune or contact dermatitis. Please consider seeing your health care provider for treatment.
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anthony Fritz
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Unlikely: The typical high end dose is 3000 mg daily.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Fritz
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Xifaxan (rifaximin): Rifaximin (Xifaxan) can cause bloating. Please contact your health care provider if it persists or worsens.
A female asked:
Dr. Anthony Fritz
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
See provider: It would seem that you are too young to have this trouble just from not having used your muscles enough. Please see your health care provider to asses... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anthony Fritz
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Anti histamine: if you are already taking an antacid medication for your gastritis then consider taking an over the counter antihistamine to initially see if it help... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anthony Fritz
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
OK: what you are describing does not appear to be unusual enough to be of concern medically.please consider talking with your healthcare provider if you c... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anthony Fritz
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Unlikely: Only need to worry if your head starts hurting worse or you feel persistent unusual sensations elsewhere in your body. Also figure out a way to have t... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Anthony Fritz
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
See provider: Your neck is stiff and affects the symptoms that you have so that you should see your health provider for an assessment of your neck area and above an... Read More
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Fritz
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Complicated: The drive and choice to be sexually active is very personal and complicated and Aspberger's has the potential to make the decision even more complicat... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Anthony Fritz
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Stomach trouble: You likely have an irritated esophagus and/or stomach area. Please contact your health care provider for assessment and treatment.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Fritz
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Possibly: Cayenne pepper creates an inflammatory response in the throat and sinuses that helps direct the body to shunt more blood to those areas to more quickl... Read More
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Fritz
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Herpes labialis: A cold sore (herpes labialis) doesn't have to always show as a sore. It can manifest as only burning and tingling in the lip. Please see your health c... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anthony Fritz
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Possibly: Skin tags don't pop when removed so consider seeing your health care provider to confirm if the tag was a tick.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Fritz
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Seek medical care: Please go to an urgent care or emergency department to get intravenous fluids and medication treatment.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Fritz
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Cilia action: Please consider seeing your health care provider if it persists however it may be your cilia in the lungs working better and continuing to remove mate... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anthony Fritz
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Excellent: We are glad you were able to find something of value here.
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Fritz
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Postural hypotension: You should be worried about passing out and vomiting from trying to walk. You are likely experiencing the deconditioning of your bodies' ability to co... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Fritz
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Ibuprofen: Since you are using ibuprofen already you must already find relief from it and it can be taken up to 800 mg at a time with food and up to 4 times dail... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Fritz
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
GER: Likely your family has gastro esophageal reflux from a dysfunction of the muscle at the bottom of your esophagus that allows the contents of your stom... Read More
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anthony Fritz
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Lab tests: Taken alone your blood test results are not concerning but blood tests are meant to compliment a history and physical examination so the complete answ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Fritz
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Lexapro (escitalopram): The effect of lexapro (escitalopram) is to smooth out your unstable mood over time. What you are describing seems appropriate for the onset of the moo... Read More
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anthony Fritz
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
No: the Mg+ with carbonate is more of an antacid and the Mg+ with citrate is more of a laxative
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Fritz
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
See provider: Please consider seeing your health care provider soon to get further evaluation for the reason for your symptoms.
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anthony Fritz
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Knee issues: It is possible that you have an injury to your meniscus (cushion disk) in the knee. Please consider seeing your provider of health care to see if you ... Read More

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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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