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Dr. Patrick Kohlitz

Internal Medicine
Camden, NJ
12 years experience male

Locations

Cooper University Hospital

Camden, NJ

Address

1 Cooper Plaza, Camden, NJ
Directions

My office hours

Tuesday: 5:00am - 11pm
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Office

Philadelphia

About

Bio

Dr. Kohlitz was born and raised in Michigan but traveled to St. Georges University Medical School in the West Indies for training. He then completed a residency in Internal Medicine at the State University of New York in in Syracuse, NY. In addition to his role as an attending physician, Dr. Kohlitz serves as an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Cooper Medical School of Rowan University. He thoroughly enjoys his role as an educator of medical students and junior physicians. .

Specialties
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Internal Medicine

Licenses

United States: Illinois, New Jersey, New York

Doctor Q&A

991 Answers
178 Agrees
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A male asked:
Dr. Patrick Kohlitz
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
Zpack: or Azithyromycin, is commonly precribed for respiratory infections and usually tolerated very well. The answer to your questions depends on the side ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Kohlitz
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
Steroids: The answer depends on many variables such as how much prednisone you recieved and how well your other organs are functioning. I assume you are talking... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Patrick Kohlitz
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
Cardiology: As with any medical diagnostics, a "stress test" for your heart has many, many variables that affect its interpretation. Cardiac testing can suggest ... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Kohlitz
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
Hematochezia: or "blood in the stool" has a myriad of causes. A common one in your age group being hemorrhoids.
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A female asked:
Dr. Patrick Kohlitz
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
Constipation: Your symptoms could be indicative of many things. Consult a local physician or schedule a live consult on HealthTap to probe the issue more in depth.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Kohlitz
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
Thyroid disorders: is a broad term encompassing dysfunction of the thyroid gland which can have many different causes and manifest as multiple symptoms. Many times, a p... Read More
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Kohlitz
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
Hyperglycemia: Metformin works by inhibiting the production of sugar/glucose by your liver. Metformin is commonly prescribed and generally well tolerated. More sev... Read More
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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Kohlitz
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
Many things: Heartburn is the most common cause of upper abdominal discomfort after eating. Other potential etiologies include gallstones, constipation and gastro... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Patrick Kohlitz
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
You should be ok: Generally, it is not advisable to take medications after the expiration date as they may lose chemical properties that make them effective. However, ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Kohlitz
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
Yes: I assume these medicines were prescribed by a physician. Chlorthalidone is a diuretic and clonidine works its action via alpha agonism. These medici... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Kohlitz
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
See a doc: See a doctor for a proper physical exam - breast pain and discoloration can be indicative of many things such as infection, skin irritation and less r... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Kohlitz
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
See a doctor: See a doctor in person for a proper examination - its hard to tell without being able to see!
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Patrick Kohlitz
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
Tough to tell: Its tough to properly assess without being able to see your eye. Common causes of redness are allergies or trauma. Less common but possible are vira... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Kohlitz
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
Sounds like a: This sounds like a second degree burn which should heal over time. The fact that it has popped and is drying is a good thing however it is possible t... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Kohlitz
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
What type?: It depends what type of Insulin you are taking. 24 hour acting Insulin is generally taken in the morning or night. Intermediate acting Insulin is no... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Kohlitz
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
Exposure?: It is difficult to tell over the internet and without a picture. Bumps on your inner thighs and armpits can mean many things. Common causes may be a... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Kohlitz
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
It depends: It depends on the etiology of your discomfort. Ketorolac and Ibuprofen are two very closely related medications called "NSAIDS". Many times, ketorol... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Patrick Kohlitz
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
Many things: Stools that float can mean many different things but most of the time are indicative of malabsorption of some nutrients or fat. Sometimes, abdominal p... Read More
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A 73-year-old male asked:
Dr. Patrick Kohlitz
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
Joint effusion: It sounds like you are talking about a an "effusion" or build up of inflammatory cells and fluid around your knee. The treatment of "water" on your k... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Kohlitz
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
No easy solution: The only formulation of Provigil on the market is a pill that you take orally. Unfortunately, if you are unable to take this medication due to persi... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Kohlitz
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
Many things: Images found in diagnostic tests such as CT scans can only be interpreted properly in concert with history, physical and clinical context. " Reticular... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Kohlitz
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
See a doc: It is difficult to assess your symptoms on this forum. Continuous headache and jaw pain can be indicative of many things such as an simple headache, ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Kohlitz
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
Tough to say: Is there any skin discoloration or fever? Your symptoms may simply be an allergic reaction. If those feelings progress see a doctor for a proper phy... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Kohlitz
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
Lyme disease: It is most likely that he has local irritation or residual tick particles causing pain. Lyme disease usually presents days to weeks after a tick bite... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Kohlitz
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
CBT: Cognitive behavioral therapy and counseling are your best options. You need to identify stressors and modulate ways to combat them. Medicines are us... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Patrick Kohlitz
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
Healthcare: This is a common sentiment echoed in our population today as there is a lack of primary care doctors and poor insurance coverage. Try contacting or g... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Kohlitz
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
Facial lesion: Its hard to say without a picture, a lip lesion that commonly occurs during times of stress is known as a " cold sore" or herpes labialis. This is ca... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Patrick Kohlitz
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
See a doctor: It sounds like you have some type of upper respiratory tract infection - given the severity of your symptoms, you need to be evaluated by a physician.... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Patrick Kohlitz
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
Antibiotics: Cefdinir is a third generation cephalosporin that is usually well tolerated. Common reactions include a rash or itching. I have never heard of patie... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Patrick Kohlitz
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
Mosquito: It is extremely unlikely that you would get an infection this way. Mosquitoes transmit disease via blood - which means illness is only transmitted wh... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Patrick Kohlitz
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
Post nasal drip: It is hard to say without a proper physical exam but it sounds like you may have post-nasal drip. Basically, this is caused by a chronic stuffy nose ... Read More
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A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Patrick Kohlitz
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
White coat HTN: This sounds like a commonly described phenomenon called "white coat hypertension" which basically means a patient may be stressed or anxious around th... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Kohlitz
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
Hypersenstivity: It sounds like you are having a hypersensitivity or "allergic reaction". You should be evaluated by a physician right now - bubbling in your throat c... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Patrick Kohlitz
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
Healthy: lifestyle choices are the best place to start! Be sure to eat a healthy diet and exercise daily which is the most natural way to lower cholesterol. ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Kohlitz
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
Yes!: Absolutely yes, in fact most cases of sinusitis are more so related to allergies and viral infections which are unaffected by antibiotics. Most cases... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Kohlitz
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
Painful?: It is difficult to say without seeing the lesion person. A cluster of itchy, painful, oozing blisters can sometimes be a manifestation of herpes zost... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Kohlitz
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
Paraneoplastic: It depends on what type of paraneoplastic syndrome your doctor is supsecting. These syndromes are notoriously difficult to diagnosis and require a hi... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Kohlitz
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
OCP: I assume your talking about oral contraceptive pills? You should be ok missing one pill half a day late. Try to take your pills at the same time eve... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Kohlitz
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
No: Ibuprofen is a NSAID pain reliever and fever reducer. The only difference with a prescription may be a higher dose that is recommended by your physic... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Patrick Kohlitz
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
It is normal: to have a bit of burning while having voluminous diarrhea. Topical anusol cream found at any local drug store may afford you some relief.
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Patrick Kohlitz
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
It should not!: No I have never come across this or heard of a similar case! Rest assured your cranium keeps your brain cozy warm!
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A female asked:
Dr. Patrick Kohlitz
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
It depends: on how far outside of the prostate the cancer has spread. Some prostate cancers are slow growing. There are many treatment options that include ra... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Patrick Kohlitz
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
Yes: It sounds like you have sustained a burn to your mouth - generally the oral mucosa can rapidly heal after 12-48 hours. Give your mouth time to feel b... Read More
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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Kohlitz
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
See a doctor: A one time fever in a young person is usually not something to worry about but continued fever for 5 days needs to be evaluated by a physician. See a... Read More
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A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Kohlitz
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
CHF: Heart failure is sometimes a challenging diagnosis to make. Symptoms generally include shortness of breath when laying down or on exertion along with... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Kohlitz
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
Amenorrhea: Secondary amenorrhea is the cessation of a blood flow in a women whom previously had normal menses. The most common cause for this is pregnancy but s... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Kohlitz
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
Possible: Dengue usually occurs 3-7 days after being bitten by an infected mosquito but it is always possible you were bit in days prior. It is unlikely you wo... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Kohlitz
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
Back pain: Back pain secondary to the above changes you are describing can be tough to deal with. Keeping active and performing daily stretching exercises usual... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Kohlitz
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
Swelling: It is difficult to say without seeing in you in person. One common reason for post incision swelling is a small bleed or "hematoma". Painless small ... Read More
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A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Patrick Kohlitz
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
Liver mass: Liver "masses" are actually not uncommon and most of the time benign. There are certain characteristics of the lesion seen on MRI which give clues to... Read More
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Testimonials
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Apr 7, 2015
Great doctor. Consistently gives thoughtful, insightful and expert advice.
HealthTap member
Feb 6, 2015
Dr Kohlitz is a wonderful Dr. He is both knowledgeable and considerate as well as patient . It was a great relief to be able to discuss my health issue with him and recommend him highly :) Thank you
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Jan 10, 2015
Got cut off due to internet connectivity. He took the time to get the correct answering less assumptions and discussed not only the symptoms but showed empathy for the symptoms. I do recommend
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thanks - although there is no damage (no damage on endoscopy either), it's so frustrating not knowing what it is. I'll add waterbrash to tonsil stones as my prime suspec...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thanks for listening and finding answers instead of shrugging your shoulders and referring me elsewhere! Internet cut off final answer. Def recommend
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This made me feel good. Thanks! Thank you! You helped me to validate my symptoms were normal for Strep. Just finished day 5 of antibiotic and feeling almost 100% :) - Rochester, MI

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

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

Residency

SUNY Upstate
Completed 2013

Awards

Top Doctor, First Place, Syracuse Region - Summer
2014
Top General Internist, First Place, Syracuse Region - Summer
2014
Most Influential Doctor, Second Place, Syracuse Region - Summer
2014
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