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Dr. Farbod Farmand

Internal Medicine
CA
14 years experience male

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CA

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I'm a hospitalist physician at a large county hospital in southern California where I encounter a large variety of medical disorders. I specialize in a wide variety of adult diseases involving all internal organs, infections, disease prevention, health/nutrition. I'm up to date with the latest treatment guidelines - feel free to involve me in your medical care; I'm sure I can make a difference.

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Internal Medicine

Languages spoken

Persian, Swedish

Doctor Q&A

53 Answers
15 Agrees
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Farbod Farmand
14 years experience
Adult medicine : Treat all varieties of disorders of adult patients over the age of 18, also non ob/gyn related.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Farbod Farmand
14 years experience
Unlikely cardiac : Given your age and the type of symptoms you're having this is unlikely to be cardiac in origin. However if you have other risk factors and a family hi... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Farbod Farmand
14 years experience
Yes: Yes what you are describing are some typical symptoms of sinusitis. If this is been ongoing for a long time he can see your physician for treatments y... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Farbod Farmand
14 years experience
Likely: Unless your wife has a history of irregular menses she is probably pregnant. You could repeat the pregnancy test two or three more times to increase i... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Farbod Farmand
14 years experience
Urethritis: If your urine has been checked and is negative for urinary tract infection the other thing that it may be his urethritis which is inflammation of the ... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Farbod Farmand
14 years experience
Absolutely: Many medical conditions develop slowly and are asymptomatic in the early stages. Symptoms sometimes develop in there later stages. Also people have di... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Farbod Farmand
14 years experience
Maybe ok: Optimally it should be clear and watery. Any dark color stool may hide small polyps. At times they can do a water enema in office before the procedure... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Farbod Farmand
14 years experience
Depends...: The following are some of the causes of increased white blood cell count: any active inflammatory condition or infection cigarette smoking, which may ... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Farbod Farmand
14 years experience
Unlikely: The HIV tests that are currently present on the markets are very sensitive meaning that if they are negative it's probably a true result. However if t... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Farbod Farmand
14 years experience
Urgent care/ER: If your symptoms/pain is severe you need to be seen by a dr. If you can't get to a dentist, go to the nearest urgent care or er to at least get evalua... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Farbod Farmand
14 years experience
Maybe : If this is isolated, in someone of your age it's most likely a benign condition due to some kind of stressor such as stress anxiety or even increase c... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Farbod Farmand
14 years experience
Yes: Yes it's referred to as an impacted tooth. Usually it is not a cause of concern however if it causes pain or pressure on the other teeth it should be ... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Farbod Farmand
14 years experience
Yes but...: The definition and causes of sacroiliac joint pain or dysfunction is very broad and can be due to many different things. Musculoskeletal etiologies ar... Read More
A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Farbod Farmand
14 years experience
Yes: Yes that is an abnormally high hemoglobin level. If this is something that runs in your family you should be seen by a hematologist for more detailed ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Farbod Farmand
14 years experience
Unlikely : I am not familiar with this antibiotic, however antibiotics should be taken at the time frame that they are recommended. The reason for this is the du... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Farbod Farmand
14 years experience
Doubtful: If the reaction is appropriate then it is normal. If your heart is very sensitive you should stop all caffeine intake and see how your body reacts. If... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Farbod Farmand
14 years experience
Personality changes: The frontal lobe is known to give us our personality traits. In the case of a tumor any disruption in this area of the brain changes in the person's b... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Farbod Farmand
14 years experience
Maybe: For long-term treated patients, wfsbp guidelines recommend tapering over 4-6 months. If intolerable withdrawal symptoms occur following a dose reducti... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Farbod Farmand
14 years experience
Stress/nutrition : At your age it may be simply due to stressors, poor nutrition, poor sleep, anxiety. Try a well-balanced diet rest and relaxation. If your symptoms per... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Farbod Farmand
14 years experience
More info: This depends on many other factors such as your weight if you had any injury to that area or if you had any birth defects that may not have healed or ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Farbod Farmand
14 years experience
See below: • acute viral hepatitis (alt > ast) • toxic hepatitis, eg, acetaminophen • alcoholic hepatitis (ast < alt) • cirrhosis (ast > alt) • vasc... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Farbod Farmand
14 years experience
Unlikely: Although both vitamin d and calcium play important roles in bone health and mineralization, their benefits are not definite. It depends on various fac... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Farbod Farmand
14 years experience
Any doctor!: Seborrheic dermatitis can cause some of the symptoms you're describing. However to check for thyroid or electrolytes or vitamin deficiencies you can s... Read More
A 66-year-old male asked:
Dr. Farbod Farmand
14 years experience
That depends on what type of surgery you need to have and what other medical problems you currently have. 67 is not that old nowadays. Medicine is ver... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Farbod Farmand
14 years experience
Not in my opinion : In my opinion it's never safe to take steroids for muscle game as it has many many many side effects. Most of the side effects you don't see right awa... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Farbod Farmand
14 years experience
Not always: Urine testing is a good means by which infections and some stds such as chlamydia and gonorrhea can be detected however a lot of other infections and ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Farbod Farmand
14 years experience
Safe: That should be safe and healthy. However if you have other medical conditions or taking medications kale and spinach may interact with those medicatio... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Farbod Farmand
14 years experience
Not much: Over-the-counter medications are unlikely to treat your infection. Bacterial vaginosis is treated with medicine. Two different medicines can be used. ... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Farbod Farmand
14 years experience
Cancer screening: Cancer screening is recommended and all populations over the age of 50. In your case it does not matter if a family member had cancer at the age of 80... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Farbod Farmand
14 years experience
Need more info : "low enzymes" on liver doesn't mean anything. Please provide more detail in your question. The "liver panel" typically includes values reflecting live... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Farbod Farmand
14 years experience
Cyst: This is very likely a benign cyst which is a collection of fluid or solid material. If it does not hurts or change in size i would just keep an eye on... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Farbod Farmand
14 years experience
Doubtful: It's likely to be due to gas or air in your stomach. This is normal as gas travels through the intestinal tract. The severity of it's also varies grea... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Farbod Farmand
14 years experience
No: Many people have MRSA on their skin but this does not always caused infection. If it does cause an infection such as cellulitis which is skin infectio... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Farbod Farmand
14 years experience
No: No calluses are generally limited to the skin and subcutaneous tissue. They are not related to any bone deformity. If calluses are not kept clean they... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Farbod Farmand
14 years experience
Pharyngitis: Sore throat is usually caused by an infection. Two types of germs can cause it: viruses and bacteria. People who have a sore throat caused by a virus ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Farbod Farmand
14 years experience
Dislocated rib: You most likely have a dislocated rib that did not heal correctly. A way to confirm this is if your chest hurts when you push directly on the area of ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Farbod Farmand
14 years experience
Yes: Loss of voice is usually due to laryngitis it may last a couple of days but usually recovers without any complications. Treatment is supportive withou... Read More
A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. Farbod Farmand
14 years experience
No: That's very unlikely if your symptoms occur only with eating. Cardiac chest pain usually occurs with exercise and is alleviated with the rest and nit... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Farbod Farmand
14 years experience
Unlikely : This is unlikely to be due to hemorrhoids. Internal hemorrhoids a rarely hurts. External hemorrhoids may hurts but you will feel them. The burning is ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Farbod Farmand
14 years experience
Need more info : With the limited information you provided it's very difficult to say however a new bump on your clitoris is not normal. The pain may be. To be sure i ... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Farbod Farmand
14 years experience
Yes: Yes. Medical clearance is common prior to surgical procedures. They generally include an ekg and a review of your medical conditions and symptoms. If ... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Farbod Farmand
14 years experience
Other causes: Cough from my viral infection may last days two weeks but if you don't have fever or shortness of breath running nose then other causes of cough must ... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Farbod Farmand
14 years experience
Preventative measures: At your age mostly preventative measures eat healthy exercise regularly sleep well at night abstain from unprotected intercourse do not take any drugs... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Farbod Farmand
14 years experience
No: No, aids is a complication of hiv. If you are truly hiv-negative you cannot have aids.
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Farbod Farmand
14 years experience
Not broken heart: Broken heart syndrome is rare and generally affects women. It's due to abnormally high stress levels. He can sometimes be confused with heart attacks ... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Farbod Farmand
14 years experience
Unlikely : It's unlikely to stunt your growth, however 500 cal per day is very extreme. If you're overweight and want to lose weight the best thing is to have a ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Farbod Farmand
14 years experience
Vitamin/electrolytes: A lot of things may explain your symptoms, things like general fatigue poor nutrition and sleep with induced stress can alone explain what's going on ... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Farbod Farmand
14 years experience
Taper off: Generally side effects of withdrawals from medications are noticed when the medication is abruptly stopped. To decrease the signs and symptoms of a wi... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Farbod Farmand
14 years experience
No: The Amoxicillin treated your urinary tract infection which is probably why you don't have any burning anymore however antibiotics can also cause funga... Read More

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Apr 1, 2015
Great doctor. Consistently gives thoughtful, insightful and expert advice.
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Farmand is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Farmand is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks for your quick reply! Here. Probiotic on vagina. I did tested! Std negatived. only candida!
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thank you... I will contact my doctor for confirmation.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you. I've been very worried.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific, CA
Graduated 2008MD

Residency

ARROWHEAD REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER

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