Dr. Marc Goldhagen

Occupational Medicine
Hampton, VA
35 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
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Occupational Medicine

Aerospace Medicine

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

153 Answers
16 Agrees
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Goldhagen
Occupational Medicine 35 years experience
All activity is risk: All activity carries inherent risks. When you participate in an activity that you want to do for enjoyment then you assume those risks for yourself. W... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Goldhagen
Occupational Medicine 35 years experience
Than what?: What are your choices? 100% Cotton usually least stretchy.
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marc Goldhagen
Occupational Medicine 35 years experience
Constipation: Increase your fluid and fiber intake and see if things improve. If not go see your doctor.
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marc Goldhagen
Occupational Medicine 35 years experience
Hemoglobin has iron: Low iron levels reduces hemoglobin and changes its structure. Elevated iron doesn't increase hemoglobin past a certain point, it just gets deposited i... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marc Goldhagen
Occupational Medicine 35 years experience
How do you feel now?: If you are currently feeling well then there is probably no residual damage. If you develop non-productive cough or shortness of breath go see your do... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marc Goldhagen
Occupational Medicine 35 years experience
Positional vertigo: You may have vertigo from an inner ear disturbance. Go see you doctor for evaluation.
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marc Goldhagen
Occupational Medicine 35 years experience
Change your meds: Anxiety is not always easy to treat and sometimes the meds that work well have undesirable side effects. So see your doctor you may need a dose change... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marc Goldhagen
Occupational Medicine 35 years experience
No need to wait: If you have a legitimate prescription for a federally legal medication (not marijuana) than the entity doing the drug testing will not hold you accoun... Read More
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A 71-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marc Goldhagen
Occupational Medicine 35 years experience
Can be normal: Thermoregulation is complicated. If you've had a through evaluation and nothing abnormal has been found then it is quite possible that your transient ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marc Goldhagen
Occupational Medicine 35 years experience
Wrist brace: You might have carpal tunnel syndrome a "cock-up" wrist splint may help prevent these symptoms.
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A 65-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marc Goldhagen
Occupational Medicine 35 years experience
See New doctor: Blood in the stomach is an emergency and should get you admitted to a hospital until a work up determines where the blood is from and it is under cont... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marc Goldhagen
Occupational Medicine 35 years experience
Many causes: Dehydration, low blood sugar, lack of sleep, migraine, tumors are just a few of the many possible causes of her symptoms. Go see a doctor to diagnose ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Goldhagen
Occupational Medicine 35 years experience
Many causes: So many conditions can present with these symptoms. See your doctor.
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marc Goldhagen
Occupational Medicine 35 years experience
Couldn't hurt: Moderate exercise is rarely harmful for any condition. Listen to your body and don't push your exercising too far, too fast. Consult your doctor for t... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marc Goldhagen
Occupational Medicine 35 years experience
Muscle spasms: If there was no specific trauma you probably have a migrating muscle spasm that is causing these symptoms. Try an ice pack to the back of your head an... Read More
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A 67-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marc Goldhagen
Occupational Medicine 35 years experience
Should be ok: The best person to ask is the plastic surgeon who you chose to do the procedure. The mesh should be lower than the abdominal fat and should not be an ... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marc Goldhagen
Occupational Medicine 35 years experience
QTip with Vaseline: Wet a QTip with water and then a small amount of Vaseline and gently coat the inner aspect of your nose. This will keep the nares moist in dry air env... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Goldhagen
Occupational Medicine 35 years experience
Depends on dose/age: Mercury is more toxic in organic form than elemental form and much more detrimental to fetus/infants than adults. There are medications that can bind ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Goldhagen
Occupational Medicine 35 years experience
Need more info: Protection from what activity? What do you plan on doing that requires specific spinal cord injury protection?
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Goldhagen
Occupational Medicine 35 years experience
Not usually related: OPs are neuro toxins that block acetylcholineesterase which causes acetylcholine to overstimulate distal receptors. This leads to increased salivation... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marc Goldhagen
Occupational Medicine 35 years experience
Relax: It would be exceedingly rare for you to have lost a significant amount of blood. Most likely you have experienced a small amount of anxiety from the s... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Goldhagen
Occupational Medicine 35 years experience
Avoid irritant: Identify the offending substances and avoid them. You may need the help of an allergist or dermatologist to determine what is contributing to the rash... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marc Goldhagen
Occupational Medicine 35 years experience
Don't worry : The topical steroid cream that you are using is a "catabolic" steroid, legal and not part of a job application drug screen. The drug screen would look... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Marc Goldhagen
Occupational Medicine 35 years experience
PPD: Purified protein derivative which are TB proteins which, if you have a previous exposure to TB will cause a reaction called a "wheel." Your baby in ut... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Marc Goldhagen
Occupational Medicine 35 years experience
What preceded pain?: Did you strain to defecate? Was there blood on the toilet paper? Assuming no other trauma at your age the most common cause is a hard stool tearing th... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marc Goldhagen
Occupational Medicine 35 years experience
See your doctor: Sudden fevers may be evidence of an unusual infection so see your doctor. The other symptoms may be related so tell your doctor.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Goldhagen
Occupational Medicine 35 years experience
Depends on dose : Silicon is inert and has been shown to not adversely affect ones health. Chlorine in low doses is beneficial to your health as it keeps your water sup... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marc Goldhagen
Occupational Medicine 35 years experience
Possibly: Are they tender? Are they smooth or irregular? Are the testicles bigger, or is just the scrotum that looks bigger? My rule of thumb is that if you are... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marc Goldhagen
Occupational Medicine 35 years experience
Is diagnosis correct: Contact dermatitis doesn't typically spread without continued exposure. Spreading rash could be from something ingested or from an infection. If topi... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marc Goldhagen
Occupational Medicine 35 years experience
Diabetes?: Good be elevated blood sugars or retina injury/disease. Go see your doctor right away.
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marc Goldhagen
Occupational Medicine 35 years experience
Cornea is stable: What changes as you age is the flexibility of your lens which will make it difficult for you to do close work or read a book without reading glasses.
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marc Goldhagen
Occupational Medicine 35 years experience
Cigarette smoke: Is difficult to get rid of without washing your hair and clothes. Try hanging out in smoke free bars and clubs otherwise just plan on showering when y... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marc Goldhagen
Occupational Medicine 35 years experience
No : If bowel all inflamed then it is hard for the bowels to be sewn/stapled together because they won't heal. Medications you take to halt the inflammatio... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marc Goldhagen
Occupational Medicine 35 years experience
Dermatitis: There's a good chance that your skin is reacting to the paint thinner. Avoid chemical contact and see if skin gets better. If this is related to your ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Goldhagen
Occupational Medicine 35 years experience
Rubber: Neoprene is the material found in SCUBA wet suits and other compression type athletic apparel. Unless you are allergic to it wearing neoprene does not... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Goldhagen
Occupational Medicine 35 years experience
Maybe: Are you asking about a psychiatric issue or a neurological issue? Disability is a legal definition not a medical diagnosis. According to the ADA a dis... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marc Goldhagen
Occupational Medicine 35 years experience
Hair, skin, nails: Will all have evidence of mercury if someone has had a long time exposure. Depending on how soon after death the blood sample is taken you can also te... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marc Goldhagen
Occupational Medicine 35 years experience
Tubal pregnancy: Fertilized egg in the Fallopian tube is a surgical emergency because as the pregnancy develops the tube will rupture and can be fatal for the mother. ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Marc Goldhagen
Occupational Medicine 35 years experience
No treatment: If there are residual deficits rehabilitation therapy can help the person regain function. Otherwise, unfortunately , there's not much that can be don... Read More
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A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marc Goldhagen
Occupational Medicine 35 years experience
See your doctor: If you have not gotten better in two weeks you need to see your doctor you may have a more serious problem that is not made better with omeprazole.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Goldhagen
Occupational Medicine 35 years experience
Can't calculate them: Disability us more than just an injury or loss of function of a body part it has to do with your occupation and your ability to be retrained. As an ex... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marc Goldhagen
Occupational Medicine 35 years experience
Maybe: All SSRIs (Lexapro) can affect your appetite most increase the appetite and cause weight gain some have the opposite effect. Each person reacts diffe... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marc Goldhagen
Occupational Medicine 35 years experience
Were you evaluated : At the time of the accident? Without knowing more it is not possible to determine if the superficial scar or damage to deeper structures are the reaso... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marc Goldhagen
Occupational Medicine 35 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
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Goldhagen
Occupational Medicine 35 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
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marc Goldhagen
Occupational Medicine 35 years experience
Keep clean and dry: Your surgeon should have given you post procedure instructions and expectations. Since he/she saw the damage first hand they would be in the best posi... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marc Goldhagen
Occupational Medicine 35 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
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A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marc Goldhagen
Occupational Medicine 35 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
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marc Goldhagen
Occupational Medicine 35 years experience
Was there an injury?: Wrist pain requires careful history so as to determine what needs to be done. If there was an injury or recent overuse of the wrist and there is no sw... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Goldhagen
Occupational Medicine 35 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.
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Testimonials
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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

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