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Dr. Marc Goldhagen

Occupational Medicine
Hampton, VA
34 years experience male

Locations

ACC/SGR

Hampton, VA

Address

162 Dodd Blvd, Hampton, VA
Directions

About

Bio

Undergraduate at Emory University and medical school at The Chicago Medical School. Trained in trauma surgery and orthopedic surgery before joining the USAF in 1992. Now a Colonel and practicing as a specialist in aerospace and occupational medicine. Currently stationed at Langley AFB, VA.

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Occupational Medicine

Aerospace Medicine

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

153 Answers
16 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Goldhagen
Occupational Medicine 34 years experience
Ask your surgeon: The surgeon who did the work would be the best one to answer this question.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marc Goldhagen
Occupational Medicine 34 years experience
Yes: Herpes can lie dormant for weeks, months, years and then pop up when your body is otherwise stressed from lack of sleep, poor nutrition, another infec... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marc Goldhagen
Occupational Medicine 34 years experience
Not much : After anesthesia kicks in you shouldn't feel much.
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marc Goldhagen
Occupational Medicine 34 years experience
Yes: The blood test lets us know that you have the virus lying dormant in your body some where. When your immune system is otherwise compromised due to str... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Marc Goldhagen
Occupational Medicine 34 years experience
What do you drink: Might not be the alcohol might be the mixers. Do you get the pain when you don't drink? Is there any blood or black tarry stools? What relieves the pa... Read More
A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marc Goldhagen
Occupational Medicine 34 years experience
It can: If cancer blocks bile duct connection to bowel you can have elevated bilirubin (jaundice) which can cause itching.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marc Goldhagen
Occupational Medicine 34 years experience
Other options?: You're 30 and no longer growing, problem won't get worse. A 3/4" heel lift on your shorter leg may resolve most issues. If not, surgery to lengthen th... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marc Goldhagen
Occupational Medicine 34 years experience
Why all the tests?: I'm guessing you had chest pain and shortness of breath and they thought you had a blood clot to the lungs. The elevated d-dimmer indicates the presen... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Goldhagen
Occupational Medicine 34 years experience
That won't work: Abdominal fat is first to show and last to go. Wearing a rubber belt will cause you to sweat and lose some water which may make your abdomen look thin... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marc Goldhagen
Occupational Medicine 34 years experience
OTC or Rx?: If you are taking over the counter PPI and are not getting relief then you may have a misdiagnosis or you need prescription strength medication. Eithe... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marc Goldhagen
Occupational Medicine 34 years experience
Exercise/high heels?: Sounds like muscle pain after over working them. Look at you activities to see what corresponds to the pains. Medicine like ibuprofen, naproxen and Ty... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Goldhagen
Occupational Medicine 34 years experience
Too early to tell: VA disability is based upon the function of the limb not how many surgeries it took to get that function.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Goldhagen
Occupational Medicine 34 years experience
Chemical in plastics: If forms plastic fibers that can be used to make a variety of plastic products. Plastics with PET are the most recycled of all plastics.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Goldhagen
Occupational Medicine 34 years experience
Avoid animals: Zoonotic diseases are infections common in animals that inadvertently infect humans. These diseases prefer to infect animals and most do not transfer ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Goldhagen
Occupational Medicine 34 years experience
Arsenic kills cells: Arsenic interferes with cell metabolism causing cells to turn off and die. Depending on where those cells are and how many are affected determines wha... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Goldhagen
Occupational Medicine 34 years experience
No: Spandex is synthetic fiber whereas latex is made from natural rubber materials.
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marc Goldhagen
Occupational Medicine 34 years experience
Protection : Breakthrough bleeding on Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) is not uncommon and in most women all bleeding stops by the second or third injection. A s... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marc Goldhagen
Occupational Medicine 34 years experience
Sun damage scalp: Most likely sun damage caused a lesion called actinic keratosis. This is a benign lesion but should be evaluated by a doctor to ensure that this is no... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Marc Goldhagen
Occupational Medicine 34 years experience
Myopic astigmatism: The sph number is how "out of round" your eye is and the other number is the strength of the lens required to focus distant objects on your retina
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marc Goldhagen
Occupational Medicine 34 years experience
See your doctor: Most obvious diagnosis is that you are pregnant. If not you may have an underlying condition that is preventing your menses. Go see your doctor.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marc Goldhagen
Occupational Medicine 34 years experience
Unprotected Sex?: Painful urination is sign of urinary tract infection which is rare in young healthy males. Go see you doc for evaluation
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marc Goldhagen
Occupational Medicine 34 years experience
Low risk: Black mold is problematic for people with definitive allergies to the mold but, if you're not allergic to the mold just being in the same room with th... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marc Goldhagen
Occupational Medicine 34 years experience
Low Platelets: Unexplained bruising could be a condition where there are not enough platelets. See your doctor for some blood tests to help make the diagnosis and de... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marc Goldhagen
Occupational Medicine 34 years experience
See Gyn Doc: Your condition needs a more detailed evaluation then what can be done in an ER. You don't have an ER worthy problem now, and you don't want to put off... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marc Goldhagen
Occupational Medicine 34 years experience
Yes: Retinal injury or disease can cause visual disturbances. Other disorders can also cause these same symptoms. Go see your doctor as soon as possible be... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marc Goldhagen
Occupational Medicine 34 years experience
It depends: Legg-Calve-Pethes is a disease of the hip that usually occurs in children. A varus or valgus osteotomy is done by removing a wedge of bone to angle th... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Goldhagen
Occupational Medicine 34 years experience
Depends on diagnosis: If the reason for the craniotomy puts you at greater risk for a seizure and having an increased risk for seizure prevents you from employment in your ... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marc Goldhagen
Occupational Medicine 34 years experience
It's good news: The space where the nerve goes is narrowed but there is no pressure on the nerves so no need for surgery.
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marc Goldhagen
Occupational Medicine 34 years experience
Genetic not shower: Your hair loss is a genetic trait that is usually acquired from your Mother's father. Ask to see a picture of him at 19 or 20 chances are you have the... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marc Goldhagen
Occupational Medicine 34 years experience
Sunday: Usually you start the active pill on the next Sunday after you finish the last active pill.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marc Goldhagen
Occupational Medicine 34 years experience
Not enough RBCs: RBCs (red blood cells) carry oxygen to yah tissues. If you are anemic and RBCs too low then your body is starved for oxygen and you will always be tir... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Goldhagen
Occupational Medicine 34 years experience
It depends: The ADA protects those with a major life impediment from discrimination in getting or holding a job. Basically, if you are otherwise qualified for the... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Goldhagen
Occupational Medicine 34 years experience
Doubtful: Aside from some abnormal growth disorders bone stop growing in late teens early twenties in males and earlier in women. The muscles in the hand get st... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marc Goldhagen
Occupational Medicine 34 years experience
Ignore: If symptoms wake you at night get wrist splints to keep wrists straight when you sleep.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Goldhagen
Occupational Medicine 34 years experience
See your doctor: Your diagnosis might not be correct see your doctor to make sure the lesions are not something else that requires different treatment.
A female asked:
Dr. Marc Goldhagen
Occupational Medicine 34 years experience
Ganglion Cyst: Most likely it is a cyst which is caused by excessive fluid from your wrist pushing out against the joint capsule. The cause of fluid is repeated move... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marc Goldhagen
Occupational Medicine 34 years experience
Shouldn't be: Two days after a normal period you shouldn't have an egg ready for fertilization. Anything is possible, including sperm hanging around for several day... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Goldhagen
Occupational Medicine 34 years experience
Decontaminate: Atropine injection as soon as possible. Followed by supportive care. Person might need ventilator support for breathing until effects of OP provisioni... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Marc Goldhagen
Occupational Medicine 34 years experience
No: Radiation is energy like sunlight. The beams pass through the cancer and kill the cells, they don't remain. Just like you can't get sunburnt from bein... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marc Goldhagen
Occupational Medicine 34 years experience
No: Propecia (finasteride) is rapidly absorbed through the skin so it has a coating to prevent accidental exposure to women. It works better if taken regu... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marc Goldhagen
Occupational Medicine 34 years experience
Possible answer: TCAs at low doses have been used successfully in some people to treat chronic pain. Usually start at low dose and titrate up the dose until pain is un... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marc Goldhagen
Occupational Medicine 34 years experience
Bursitis: Hip joint pain is actually felt in the groin. Most people point to the outer aspect of the hip area when they say "hip pain" and that pain is typicall... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Goldhagen
Occupational Medicine 34 years experience
Buy organic: Personally I'd be more worried about the contamination from all of the hands that touched the fruit before it got to your store. Wash with water and m... Read More
A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marc Goldhagen
Occupational Medicine 34 years experience
Infection: Elevated WBC count is usually a response to an infection. The elevated monocytes may mean that you have a chronic infection or an autoimmune condition... Read More
A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marc Goldhagen
Occupational Medicine 34 years experience
Unusual travel/diet?: So many possible causes of loose stool: infection, stress, conditions of the intestine, change in diet, or underlying disease. Best answer is from ana... Read More
A 65-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marc Goldhagen
Occupational Medicine 34 years experience
No: Asbestos is a mineral fiber and as such is inert and unable to cause DNA mutations
A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marc Goldhagen
Occupational Medicine 34 years experience
Pain management: At 28 months post op with normal scans pain is probably from scar tissue build up or from nerves cur during the procedure. See pain management special... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Goldhagen
Occupational Medicine 34 years experience
Depends: Your skill level, professional degree, services you provide send geographical location will all play a role in your payments for this care.
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marc Goldhagen
Occupational Medicine 34 years experience
Bone pain?: Hard to pinpoint exactly where your pain is located. Sounds like it might be the bone itself especially if tender to touch but movement of leg and tru... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marc Goldhagen
Occupational Medicine 34 years experience
On its own: A small pneumothorax in a healthy person should resolve on its own. Trust your doctor to know if your situation needs a chest tube or can heal on its ... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Goldhagen is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Goldhagen is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Nov 27, 2015
I am grateful for this doctor this Thanksgiving!
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This was very helpful. Thanks! If someone has symptoms that could be related to heart problem but has one or 2 of the risk factors, does it exclude the possibility of having it?
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thanks so much. It's really PMDD that I am having most trouble with, which causes anxiety. I am considering exercise in addition to meds. Thx!
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My BP was 171/93 when I went to the ER, yesterday at my PC dr it was 138/72... No medications for Anxiety or BP.... never had high BP before.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Rosalind Franklin University - Chicago Medical School, IL
Graduated 1988MD

Residency

USAFSAM
Completed 2000

Awards

Top Doctor, Second Place, Newport News Region - Summer
2014
Top Occupational Medicine Specialist, First Place, National - Summer
2014
Most Influential Doctor, Third Place, Newport News Region - Summer
2014

Affiliations

Department of the air force
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