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Dr. Yusuf Mathai

Family Medicine
Marana, AZ
13 years experience male

Locations

Marana Health Center

Marana, AZ

Address

13395 N Marana Main Street, Marana, AZ
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
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About

Bio

Family physician practicing in Arizona. Did my training in New Jersey and my medical school in the Caribbean. I am originally from East Africa. I feel that my extensive travel allows me the opportunity to emphathze with people from different backgrounds.

Specialties
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Family Medicine

Languages spoken

Swahili

Doctor Q&A

43 Answers
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yusuf Mathai
Family Medicine 13 years experience
Acute gout: I have often used this combination for patients with gout, so yes they can be taken together.
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yusuf Mathai
Family Medicine 13 years experience
Skin issues: There could be a number of reasons this is happening, from an allergic reaction to something that you were exposed to, to bites from insects etc. If t... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yusuf Mathai
Family Medicine 13 years experience
Long termweight loss: The goal should always be for long term weight loss through lifestyle changes. 20 lbs in 2 weeks does not seem like a realistic weight loss goal. We u... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yusuf Mathai
Family Medicine 13 years experience
Anemia causes: I am not sure what the question is. Are you asking about the cause for his anemia? If so this should not be related to the diabetes. He would need to ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yusuf Mathai
Family Medicine 13 years experience
Vaginal issues: Without an examination there are a number of things that this could be. However a common cause of a lump in the genital region would be a swollen lymp... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yusuf Mathai
Family Medicine 13 years experience
Depends on: How long you have been having symptoms, and whether or not the otc medications are working for you. We are still in flu season and if the symptoms hav... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yusuf Mathai
Family Medicine 13 years experience
Similar medications: In the us the medication Naproxen has different brand names, Naprelan being one of the other names of the medication naproxen. I have had patients st... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yusuf Mathai
Family Medicine 13 years experience
Ovarian cysts: Ovarian cysts are pretty common and are usually found by "accident". One way to treat them would be oral contraceptives. However you are planning on g... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yusuf Mathai
Family Medicine 13 years experience
No need for worry: If this is the first time that this has happened i would not be worried. Be on the look out for other irregular periods over the next 2 cycles. You sh... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yusuf Mathai
Family Medicine 13 years experience
Leg pain could be: From a number of things, especially if it is on both legs. We always want to rule out blood clots, but usually that is accompanied by swelling as well... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yusuf Mathai
Family Medicine 13 years experience
Diet and exercise: Exercise during pregnancy is definitely encouraged. However do not over exert yourself. More importantly especially during pregnancy is diet. While th... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yusuf Mathai
Family Medicine 13 years experience
Unlikely: It is very unlikely that this would lead to pregnancy. However if not getting pregnant is a concern follow up with you primary to review methods of bi... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yusuf Mathai
Family Medicine 13 years experience
Epsom salt baths: Soaking in a bath with epsom salt should not cause diarrhea. It can cause sensitivity around your genitals and anal region if you are sensitive to the... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yusuf Mathai
Family Medicine 13 years experience
Urinary issues: Given that the catheter was removed 6 months back , it is unlikely that you still have an infection. However it is possible that in placing or removin... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yusuf Mathai
Family Medicine 13 years experience
Yeast infections: If you are still having symptoms, seeking another round of treatment would not be a bad idea. Some times we use a one time dose of Diflucan (fluconazo... Read More
A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yusuf Mathai
Family Medicine 13 years experience
BP and medications: I will assume that you meant that the blood pressure was 110/75. That appears to be in the normal range, even with medicaitons. Based on this it appea... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yusuf Mathai
Family Medicine 13 years experience
Issues with "Runs": Having symptoms since 2012 is a long time to have had this issue. I wonder if you have an inflammatory disease of the intestines like ulcerative colit... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yusuf Mathai
Family Medicine 13 years experience
Palpitations: Is the sensation that you are describing with your heart . This along with the other symptoms you are having could indicate any number of thing. You w... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yusuf Mathai
Family Medicine 13 years experience
Ventolin ; infection: It is not uncommon for children to get viral respiratory infections, that cause them to have wheezing as an accompanying symptom. The ventolin is give... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yusuf Mathai
Family Medicine 13 years experience
Should not be: An issues taking the 2 medications together. I am not aware of any interactions between the 2. However when in doubt consult with you primary care phy... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yusuf Mathai
Family Medicine 13 years experience
Diet changes: There are a couple of medications that I have used in my practice (not sure if they are available in canada). These are Linzess and amitiza (lubiprost... Read More
A 74-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yusuf Mathai
Family Medicine 13 years experience
Possible causes: Include dementia. While the age of 57 is young with regards to the development of something like dementia, it can still happen. I would suggest he ha... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yusuf Mathai
Family Medicine 13 years experience
Likely cause: Am i correct to assume this is since feb 14th this year? If so nothing to worry about as this has just been one cycle (give or take). If this has been... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yusuf Mathai
Family Medicine 13 years experience
One possible cause: Accidents in this age may be a result of constipation and stool holding habits. What usually happens is that the liquid stool will leak around the con... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yusuf Mathai
Family Medicine 13 years experience
Possible infection: With animal bites on the hand, one always has to rule out an infection. While it is possible that you may have an injury to a tendon, the more worriso... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yusuf Mathai
Family Medicine 13 years experience
Percocet formulation: Yes there is a formulation that does not contain the acetominophen. For that your provider would have to order the 5mg oxycodone. Hoppe this helps.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yusuf Mathai
Family Medicine 13 years experience
Percocet formulation: Yes there is a formulation that does not contain the acetaminphen. Ask your provider to order the 5mg oxycodone. Hope this helps.
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yusuf Mathai
Family Medicine 13 years experience
Possibly: Any antibiotic can cause antibiotic associated gastrointestinal issues. Gas could be one of those. One possible mechanism would be that the antibiotic... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yusuf Mathai
Family Medicine 13 years experience
Viral infection: Is a common reason you may be having the symptoms that you described. Bacterial infections of the GI tract can also occur especially if the illness yo... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yusuf Mathai
Family Medicine 13 years experience
Reaction to tylenol (acetaminophen): Allergic reactions can occur with any medication, even those that are over the counter like tylenol (acetaminophen). While I am not sure what the exac... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yusuf Mathai
Family Medicine 13 years experience
Normal blood sugar: That is a perfectly normal blood sugar 2 hours after a meal. Usually if you have a random blood sugar of over 200, or if you have a blood sugar of ove... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yusuf Mathai
Family Medicine 13 years experience
Arm pain: Pain or numbness going down the left arm is a classic sign of something going on with your heart. However given you age it seems unlikely that the sym... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yusuf Mathai
Family Medicine 13 years experience
Possible causes: Based on your age it chest discomfort that is heart related is relatively unlikely. Then again it depends on what you other health problems are. Medic... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yusuf Mathai
Family Medicine 13 years experience
The symptoms include: Fever, body aches, fatigue are usually the main symptoms. Patients can also have sore throat , ear pain and cough as part of their presentation for th... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yusuf Mathai
Family Medicine 13 years experience
Possible allergies: There are numerous causes for the sensation that you are having in your eye. One thing that comes to mind is allergies. However this will usually affe... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yusuf Mathai
Family Medicine 13 years experience
Choking episodes: Can be caused by a number of things. Sometimes babies will have spitting up episodes after eating which can cause choking episodes. Another cause for ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yusuf Mathai
Family Medicine 13 years experience
Possibly: Yes, pregnancy after a tubal ligation is still possible. Due to you having had a tubal ligation there are other things to consider as well.While the c... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yusuf Mathai
Family Medicine 13 years experience
Second opinion: Without further clinical information, it is hard to determine what cause your vision issues. However at 24 year of age, you should not be having biolo... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yusuf Mathai
Family Medicine 13 years experience
Alkaline phosphate: Should not usually increase that quickly. One concern would be for something going on in the liver. The bones are another source of alk phos. Another ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yusuf Mathai
Family Medicine 13 years experience
TMJ options: Physical therapy would be one way to help with the tmj. Some of the dentists that i refer my patients to, do the physical therapy for this. Another ... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yusuf Mathai
Family Medicine 13 years experience
It depends: Your risk factors. Usually we would not screen a 22 year old for colon cancer. However if you have certain inherited family syndromes and certain dise... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yusuf Mathai
Family Medicine 13 years experience
This could be : Due to any number of things. Usually with irritation and itching around the vaginal area, we tend to think of yeast infections. These can be pretty co... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yusuf Mathai
Family Medicine 13 years experience
HPV and PAPs: Hpv is usually the commonest cause for abnormal pap tests. Fortunately we are able to check for hpv relatively easily. I would wait for the results of... Read More

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Mathai is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Mathai is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thanks doc. But my neurologist done some test and nothng wrong with me
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thanks for setting my mind at ease and I am less nervous. Thanks
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I nervous because I don't want then to stick with a needle!!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

St. George's University School of Medicine, Grenada
Graduated 2009MD

Residency

JFK MEDICAL CENTER
Completed 2012

Affiliations

AAFP Fellow
American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine
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