Dr. Patrick Kohlitz

Internal Medicine
Camden, NJ
13 years experience male

Locations

Cooper University Hospital

Camden, NJ

Address

1 Cooper Plaza, Camden, NJ
Directions

My office hours

Thursday: 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 64-year-old male asked:
Dr. Patrick Kohlitz
Internal Medicine 13 years experience
Maybe: It's depends on the characteristics of the mass. Kidney lesions are very common and most of the time are no cause for worry. Certain radiologic chara... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Patrick Kohlitz
Internal Medicine 13 years experience
Folliculitis: It is possible you are suffering from "folliculitis" , which is a bacterial infection or inflammation of the hair follicles. Regardless, you still ma... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Kohlitz
Internal Medicine 13 years experience
See a doctor: The symptoms your are describing above can be indicative of multiple things. See a doctor regarding your concerns.
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Patrick Kohlitz
Internal Medicine 13 years experience
Possibly: An acute HIV infection can present with no symptoms or commonly fever, weakness sore throat and cough soon after exposure. HIV may take months to pro... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Kohlitz
Internal Medicine 13 years experience
Depression: I am sorry to hear you are having a tough time. Depression is very common and many patients need help treating it. Therapy or counseling is a great ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Kohlitz
Internal Medicine 13 years experience
Rash: It is difficult to say without being able to see the rash in person. Many times a spontaneous rash is due to a hypersensitivity or "allergic" reactio... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Kohlitz
Internal Medicine 13 years experience
Within a day: It should be nearly entirely gone from your system within a day - symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) is a combination of 2 medicines with a half li... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Patrick Kohlitz
Internal Medicine 13 years experience
Many things: You could also be suffering from a bacterial infection of your vagina that needs antibiotics. It would be prudent to have a physical exam so you can ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Kohlitz
Internal Medicine 13 years experience
Where does it hurt?: Where does it hurt? Do you have any other symptoms? You may have a deep bruise or muscle contusion which may take a while to heal. If you are having... Read More
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A 74-year-old male asked:
Dr. Patrick Kohlitz
Internal Medicine 13 years experience
No easy answer: There is considerable overlap in the terms IV nutrition and IV fluid. Delirious patients can sometimes be a danger to themselves and others. If a pa... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Patrick Kohlitz
Internal Medicine 13 years experience
C. diff: The tests for clostridium difficile are normally very accurate - however, it is not uncommon to have a recurrence of c. diff induced diarrhea. Someti... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Kohlitz
Internal Medicine 13 years experience
Bloating: Bloating and constipation usually occur together. I always advise to first increase the amount of water and fiber in your diet. It is also a good id... Read More
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Kohlitz
Internal Medicine 13 years experience
Should be: Gentamicin has an infrequent side effect of causing harm to your kidneys. A good way to combat this is by ensuring adequate fluid intake. A half gal... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Kohlitz
Internal Medicine 13 years experience
Sertraline: Zoloft or sertraline is a medication used to treat many conditions such as anxiety. Common reactions include dry mouth, sexual dysfunction or constip... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Kohlitz
Internal Medicine 13 years experience
See a doctor: It is difficult to tell in over the internet but you should be evaluated in person by a doctor. Programs exist to assist you with getting health insu... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Patrick Kohlitz
Internal Medicine 13 years experience
Difficult to say: It is difficult to tell what is exactly causing your discomfort without more information. Does anything make the pain better or worse? Can you descr... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Patrick Kohlitz
Internal Medicine 13 years experience
Transaminitis: There are many reasons for you to have a slightly elevated AST level. It is even possible this is a normal variant! Common reasons includse excess a... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Kohlitz
Internal Medicine 13 years experience
You are likely: referring to a conjunctival hemmorhage although a picture would be best for a proper diagnosis. These types of bleeds resolve on their own within a f... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Kohlitz
Internal Medicine 13 years experience
It depends: on what heart problems you speak of! As we age, our bodies are predisposed to more medical problems including the heart. Coronary heart disease rarel... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Patrick Kohlitz
Internal Medicine 13 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 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Kohlitz
Internal Medicine 13 years experience
HSV: It depends on the severity - oral or IV acyclovir is usually the medication of choice. Be sure to get blood tests for HIV if you have this diagnosis.
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Kohlitz
Internal Medicine 13 years experience
Difficult to tell: Numbness can have many different etiologies. It is difficult to accurately assess your symptoms without doing a proper physical examination. Are you... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Patrick Kohlitz
Internal Medicine 13 years experience
Neuropathy: Most of the times a vague sensation is not worrisome. Proper diagnosis of the discomfort you describe can sometimes be challenging. A good place to ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Patrick Kohlitz
Internal Medicine 13 years experience
Pyrexia: Pyrexia or "fever" needs close follow up with a physician. The most common cause is a bacterial or viral infection - less common but possible causes ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Kohlitz
Internal Medicine 13 years experience
Difficult to say: Its difficult to say without a proper physical examination. The origin is likely musculoskeletal and could be due to irritation in your lower back or... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Kohlitz
Internal Medicine 13 years experience
Anomaly: You may have a congenitally acquired difference in the way your vasculature formed. Basically, this means every human is born and develops a bit diff... Read More
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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Patrick Kohlitz
Internal Medicine 13 years experience
Depends: It depends on the etiology of your elevations! In America, common causes of elevated liver enzymes include being overweight, alcoholism and medicatio... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Kohlitz
Internal Medicine 13 years experience
Constipation: It is possible your anal fissures are caused by constipation. Therefore treatment should be focused on relieving constipation - you can do this by in... Read More
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Kohlitz
Internal Medicine 13 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 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Kohlitz
Internal Medicine 13 years experience
Gastritis: A burning pain in your upper abdomen is characteristic of a gastric ulcer. The pain may worsen or improve with food depending on the location. Disco... Read More
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A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Patrick Kohlitz
Internal Medicine 13 years experience
Should be ok: Every patient that lives with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation responds to varying stressors in different way. Some people are more apt to go into afib... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Patrick Kohlitz
Internal Medicine 13 years experience
Yes: These are two common antibiotics which are commonly prescribed to treat a myriad of medical conditions. They are generally tolerated well with minima... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Kohlitz
Internal Medicine 13 years experience
GERD: I`m assuming that you have tried dietary modification and other medicines for gastritis such as carafate (sucralfate) or ranitidine. There are sur... Read More
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Patrick Kohlitz
Internal Medicine 13 years experience
Not always: Cardiac arrest and or an arrhythmia do not always have warning signs. Every person is different and presents in different ways. A heart attack class... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Kohlitz
Internal Medicine 13 years experience
Bacteruria: Why was the sample taken? If you have no symptoms of a UTI such as burning with urination or frequency then don`t worry about it. That small amount ... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Patrick Kohlitz
Internal Medicine 13 years experience
Variable: Every patient is a bit different and some may experience nodal swelling before or after. There is no specific timetable - the duration of swelling de... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Patrick Kohlitz
Internal Medicine 13 years experience
Finger pain: There are many possible etiologies for your finger discomfort - to be properly diagnosed you need a physical examination in person. Finger discomfort... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Kohlitz
Internal Medicine 13 years experience
Needs an evaluation: Your husband needs an in person evaluation. Chest discomfort in the setting of poorly controlled hypertension is worrisome for heart disease. Atlern... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Patrick Kohlitz
Internal Medicine 13 years experience
Gingivitis: Depends on what your 'provider' said. If you were prescribed a course of antibiotics it would be prudent to finish them unless directed otherwise by ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Kohlitz
Internal Medicine 13 years experience
Sun burn: I am assuming you do not take any medications that react with the sun but it sounds to me like you have a bad case of sunburn. Be sure to keep adequa... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Kohlitz
Internal Medicine 13 years experience
Abdominal pain: See a doctor now. Any abdominal discomfort that is as extreme as you are describing requires an emergent visit to your physician.
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Patrick Kohlitz
Internal Medicine 13 years experience
Bicarb: Phillip, interpreting blood tests is always trick and can only be done while accounting for a multitude of factors. Co2 level as reported on basic me... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Kohlitz
Internal Medicine 13 years experience
Candidiasis: The only way to properly diagnose yourself is with a good physical examination. Vaginal candidiasis, or a yeast infection commonly presents in the ma... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Kohlitz
Internal Medicine 13 years experience
Arnold Chiari: The answer is a bit complicated and management depends on the extent of symptoms you are experiencing. Additionally, the neurologist will review imag... Read More
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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Patrick Kohlitz
Internal Medicine 13 years experience
Shoulder pain: Can be indicative of an injury to the cartilage, ligaments or bony structures of your shoulder. You may need further examination or imaging studies t... Read More
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Kohlitz
Internal Medicine 13 years experience
Sensitivity: It sounds like your skin or nerves are hypersensitive. There are many causes of this. A common causes of hypersensitivity on the outer thigh is call... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Patrick Kohlitz
Internal Medicine 13 years experience
Vaginal?: I assume you are talking about vaginal discharge. A common cause of white discharge is candidiasis or a "yeast infection". Alternatively, some bacte... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Kohlitz
Internal Medicine 13 years experience
Folliculitis: It sounds as if you are describing an early 'folliculitis' or 'furuncle' which is an infection the skin glands or pores. Usually these go away by kee... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Kohlitz
Internal Medicine 13 years experience
Eye irritation: If you are feels and looks fine then don`t worry about it :) Debris flying into your eye can cause injury and even become lodged in the conjunctiva o... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Patrick Kohlitz
Internal Medicine 13 years experience
Chlamydia: The dose of azithromycin used to treat chlamydial infections is usually 1000 mg. A half dose of 500 mg may be effective in a person of smaller statur... Read More
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Testimonials
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Apr 7, 2015
Great doctor. Consistently gives thoughtful, insightful and expert advice.
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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 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
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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

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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