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Dr. Anthony Fritz

Internal Medicine
Centralia, WA
35 years experience male

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Saturday: Closed
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Procedural Internist

Specialties
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Internal Medicine

Licenses

United States: California, Washington

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533 Answers
596 Agrees
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Fritz
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
See provider: The physical signs that you describe can be related to a number of metabolic conditions that need to be addressed by your health care provider with a ... Read More
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A 76-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Fritz
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
See provider: The possibility of an intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm (IPMN) in your pancreas means you should follow up with your health care provider to con... Read More
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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 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 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Fritz
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Not likely: Your mean platelet volume is slightly low but as long as it hasn't been dropping or your platelet count has not been dropping even if it is still in t... Read More
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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 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Fritz
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Steristrip blisters: The blisters on your skin are a protective reaction of your body to the foreign substance encountered and are helping to prevent further injury to irr... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Fritz
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
2 answers: Professional answer: Lint can build up in the belly button and when removed can reveal the confluence of tissue surrounding where the umbilical cord w... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Anthony Fritz
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Possibly: I am sorry about your mother. Cancer can be a condition that has the potential to shorten a life span. Please see this web link for suggestions as to ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Fritz
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
See provider: Please have your son see his health care provider to check for an infection or a possible metabolic abnormality especially if he has not been drinking... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Anthony Fritz
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Possibly: More likely you have strained the muscles or ligaments between the ribs by hard coughing. Please consider seeing your health care provider if it worse... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Fritz
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Strain: If the back ache hasn't happened before then it may be strained muscles. Consider a pregnancy test if you could be pregnant. If it persists see your h... 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 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 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 female asked:
Dr. Anthony Fritz
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Unlikely: Hashimoto's thyroiditis is autoimmune related and Keratosis Pilaris is autosomal dominant genetic related so is not thought to be autoimmune caused.
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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 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 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Fritz
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Unlikely: Just the opposite is more likely.
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A female asked:
Dr. Anthony Fritz
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Reflux: an irritated stomach can trigger loose bowels as well. Please see your provider to get assessment and treatment for your stomach and intestinal proble... Read More
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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 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anthony Fritz
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Good: Your treatment sounds appropriate to be able to keep you in a normal heart rhythm.
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anthony Fritz
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Several: My Fitness Pal or Tap n Track have good patient feed back in my practise
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Fritz
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Namaste: commit to your choice for faith. change what you can that is wrong and leave that which can't be changed and know the difference. don't give your mind... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Fritz
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Pressure on nerves: Likely pressure on the occipital nerves at the back of your neck.
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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 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 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 male asked:
Dr. Anthony Fritz
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Yes: Follow your passion and let nothing stop you.
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A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anthony Fritz
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Pressure: You have a pressure numbness. It should resolve over a few days.
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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 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 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Fritz
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Unlikely: Most likely viral gastroenteritis. See your health provider if it persists for more than a week or worsens or your stool character changes.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Fritz
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Leave it: Do not pop it. Cover it with a band aid to keep it from being popped. See your health provider if it worsens.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Fritz
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Likely: Peeling of the skin over a sunburn usually follows the itching phase.
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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 member asked:
Dr. Anthony Fritz
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Yes: Degeneration of the joints can cause discomfort as well as excessive weight and possibly a disease called Morton's neuroma. Please see your health car... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Fritz
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Yes: Unless you just see skin the rest is still fat. Keep going strong.
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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 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Fritz
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Routine: Please make sure you are in a consistent routine and practice no other activities in the bedroom except for what should happen there.
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anthony Fritz
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Stomach or pancreas: Most likely esophagus irritation but may be pancreatitis or less likely gall bladder trouble. Please consider seeing your health care provider.
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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 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Fritz
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Please see here: Consider reading this link to determine who would be the appropriate specialist for your situation. http://www.umdf.org/site/pp.aspx?c=8qKOJ0MvF7LUG&... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Fritz
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
30 - 45 days: Marijuana should almost surely be out of your system when tested after 45 days of abstinence.
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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 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 female asked:
Dr. Anthony Fritz
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Drink fluid: You are likely dehydrated and low on blood pressure enough so when you stand up you get dizzy. Please drink water or electrolyte mixtures like Gatorad... Read More
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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 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anthony Fritz
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
See provider: Consider seeing your provider to assess for gallbladder or stomach issues causing your symptoms.
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Fritz
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Probably: If you have used Sudafed before then you can take it now however it may keep you awake.
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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

Affiliations

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