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Dr. Ernest Degidio

Family Medicine
Massillon, OH
21 years experience male

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Family Medicine

Licenses

United States: Ohio

Doctor Q&A

92 Answers
64 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ernest Degidio
Family Medicine 21 years experience
No psych / scheduled: HealthTap physicians can NOT prescribe psychiatric meds (e.g. Paxil, (paroxetine) Prozac, Zoloft, Efexor, etc.) or any scheduled meds (e.g. Percocet, ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ernest Degidio
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Better = ?: Glycemic index (GI) is how fast a food raises your blood sugar, i.e. the glucose level in your blood. Sucrose has a lower GI than glucose, AND sucros... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ernest Degidio
Family Medicine 21 years experience
See your doctor.: It is rare for a 24 year old to have chest pain from some life-threatening cause, HOWEVER, even at 24 years old, chest pain CAN be serious. Chest pain... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ernest Degidio
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Hard to tell ...: I feel we can be pretty sure that what you saw in your stool is not the lining of your stomach. That leaves us with the question of " what was it?" As... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ernest Degidio
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Might be warts: It is difficult to tell without seeing it, but, it sounds like Condyloma Acuminata, also known as genital warts. It is a sexually transmitted viral in... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ernest Degidio
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Try something else?: The first question is why are you unable to eat? If it is due to heartburn, then a ppi is a good medicine to try, because ppis can lessen heartburn. I... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ernest Degidio
Family Medicine 21 years experience
2 approaches ...: The 2 treatment are behavioral or medical. Behavioral would include things like seeing a counselor, studying cognitive therapy, or biofeedback/self-re... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ernest Degidio
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Kidney problems.: If it is just back pain around the kidneys,they it could also be musculoskeletal, nerve, or skin pain. If it is definitely kidney pain, then it is cau... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ernest Degidio
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Eustachian tube ...: It sounds like you have what is called "Eustachian tube dysfunction". The tiny tube that connects the ear to the throat helps equalize air pressure on... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ernest Degidio
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Very likely: I agree with Dr.Baker. I just want to add that you didn't mention if you masterbate. Some sex therapists would recommend "homework" for you to gently ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Ernest Degidio
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Yes: Even if you take all the pills perfectly there is still a tiny (less than 1%) chance of getting pregnant while on oral birth control. If you don't tak... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ernest Degidio
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Not the PM version.: Excedrin PM contains diphenhydramine, AKA Benadryl, which can make you sleepy. Xanax (alprazolam) also can make you sleepy, so I would avoid that comb... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ernest Degidio
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Are you treating it?: I'd recommend: 1) don't let it get worse. You need to stop the progression. If it is caused by diabetes, keep sugars controlled. If nerve compression ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ernest Degidio
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Many reasons: There are many different causes of selling in finger joints, including injury, excessive salt intake, several types of arthritis, and autoimmune disor... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Ernest Degidio
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Hard to tell: The bruising would imply an injury, even minor. If your blood is normal you most likely would have noticed the injury, even if you were asleep (people... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ernest Degidio
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Might be an abscess?: Best guess, it sounds like an abscess/boil/skin infection. (obviously difficult to be super sure without seeing it/touching it.) See a doctor to decid... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ernest Degidio
Family Medicine 21 years experience
See a doctor, soon: Having these symptoms at age 21 is very concerning. It might be as simple as being overweight and out of shape or it could mean a problem with your he... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ernest Degidio
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Meds and GI consult: Heartburn is caused by stomach acid leaking up the esophagus. The stomach is designed to hold acid, the esophagus is NOT. The acid burning the esophag... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ernest Degidio
Family Medicine 21 years experience
May possibilities: It is really, really hard to tell without seeing the them. Spots can be caused by many, many different things, including: insect bites, infections (fu... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ernest Degidio
Family Medicine 21 years experience
See your doctor.: You will need to see a physician for this. Your primary care physician or your gynecologist would need to verify you are not pregnant and would discus... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Ernest Degidio
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Yes: The 2000 mg of gabapentin is already over the maximum dose for this medicine. So by one definition, this is already an overdose. If you're asking if t... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ernest Degidio
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Fair blood pressures: Blood pressure goals are to have the numbers less than 140/90 for your age. It is actually more desirable to have these numbers lower than that, e.g. ... Read More
A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ernest Degidio
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Depends on what: If you're talking about water, 1cc = 1g. If you're talking about any other substance you have to know how dense it is to calculate its weight given th... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Ernest Degidio
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Maybe the ER: If it is sudden severe testicular pain you have to go to the emergency room. It might be a testicular torsion, meaning the testicle is twisted and is ... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ernest Degidio
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Tolerable or not??: Most people tolerate clindamycin, but some have side effects including nausea, vomiting, and/or diarrhea. Only you can decide if the side effects are ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ernest Degidio
Family Medicine 21 years experience
One day at a time.: Every time you take better care of yourself, you strengthen your will to take better care of yourself. This is what habits and learning are. Start mak... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ernest Degidio
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Don't worry: Impossible, of course, to say without seeing them. But, the first thing I'd probably tell you is "don't worry", since you've had these for years, they... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ernest Degidio
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Neuropathy: Sounds like a nerve problem, so we'd call it neuropathy. It can be caused by anything damaging a nerve. Shingles or herpes can do this, but if it has ... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ernest Degidio
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Needs investigation: Bruising can be a symptom of many different things, not just leukemia. Besides discussing this with you to get more information, your doctor will ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ernest Degidio
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Lipoma?: "Rubber like mass than hasn't changed in 2 years" makes me think of a lipoma, which is a benign fatty growth (which "just happens" sometimes). It is e... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ernest Degidio
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Hard to tell ...: Without seeing your rash or lesion it is hard to tell what it is. A growing ring that is *not* black makes me think of ringwork, a fungal infection ca... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ernest Degidio
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Sound like reflux: A very horrible feeling is waking up with acid in your throat, choking you. It can actually get in your lungs and cause pneumonia. Don't eat the last ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ernest Degidio
Family Medicine 21 years experience
No problem: One acetaminophen tablet per month is a very low dose of a generally safe medicine. Unless you have some other health problem (like acetaminophen alle... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ernest Degidio
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Benadryl (diphenhydramine) & naproxen: OTC meds to try to lessen nausea (in place of zofran) can include things like Dramamine (meclizine, dimenhydrinate), like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) o... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ernest Degidio
Family Medicine 21 years experience
They have to be seen: I'm really sorry to have to punt this question, like this, but it is really hard to diagnose skin problems without seeing them. "Small red lumps on fa... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ernest Degidio
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Can't see xray: I'm really sorry, but, when you ask a question, we don't have access to any images you put in your chart, so we cannot see your xray. To see the xray ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ernest Degidio
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Not really: The sinus rinses mainly just rinse out the nasal cavity. The paranasal sinuses (including the “frontal sinus” in your forehead) connect with the nasal... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ernest Degidio
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Discuss w/ your doc: It would, of course, depend on the meds and what they are treating. There is no way to generically answer this question. You'll need to discuss this w... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ernest Degidio
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Depends on the rash: The odds are good that you have poison ivy if a) you were exposed to poison ivy and b) you are allergic (like most people) to poison ivy. It is imposs... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ernest Degidio
Family Medicine 21 years experience
How do you deal now?: 1) avoid pollen, stay inside when the pollen count is high, don't travel where the pollen count is high; 2) antihistamines, like loratadine or cetiriz... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ernest Degidio
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Sounds not normal: You should not be sleepy all day if you are getting enough sleep at night. According to the National Sleep Foundation (sleepfoundation.org), it may be... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ernest Degidio
Family Medicine 21 years experience
See your doctor: Sleepiness can be the symptom of a lot of different problems, including depression, sleep apnea, diabetes,low thyroid, heart or lung problems, poor di... Read More
A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ernest Degidio
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Should be fine: The peroxide was, likely, to help remove ear wax, though it can, also, be used to kill germs. The cortisporin (neomycin polymyxin and hydrocortisone) ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ernest Degidio
Family Medicine 21 years experience
You make more: White blood cells (WBCs) are the soldiers in your bloodstream who fight infections for you. Suppose you have a bacterial infection. One thing your WBC... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ernest Degidio
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Appendix???: You need to get to a doctor, as soon as possible, to make sure it isn't something serious. It *could* be a gastrointestinal virus or food poisoning. O... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ernest Degidio
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Correct the cause: Insomnia can have many different causes including pain, medications, stimulants (e.g. caffeine), or mood problems like depression or anxiety. It can ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Ernest Degidio
Family Medicine 21 years experience
May be a lymph node?: Hard to know without seeing and examining, but if not tender I'd guess it might be a lymph node. Not to be alarming, but, a swollen, non-tender, lymph... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ernest Degidio
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Need more info: If by "nipped" you mean bitten by an animal, then it could be marks from tissue injury showing bleeding under/in the skin. I'd suggest showing it to y... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Ernest Degidio
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Hard to tell..: It is hard to tell without seeing it, so, I recommend you see a physician so they can look at. That being said, itchy white patch makes me think of ei... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ernest Degidio
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Very hard to say: I am very sorry, but it is not possible to evaluate what is happening to you from that very short description. If you are ill, and getting worse, you'... Read More

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Degidio is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Degidio is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Apr 6, 2015
Dr. Degidio is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! My insurance was only covering 21 4mg tablets of zofran and I am waiting to get in to have my EGD and have been experiencing nausea and vomiting and I am thankful for fi...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Monday I'll go to administration asking for the ombudsman. Nurses too depressed and bothered to give answers on things. No nurse would inquire.
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you. How do I go about posting a photo? It is pretty disgusting and humiliating, but I'm freaked out enough to do it.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine, OH
Graduated 2001MD

Residency

SOUTH POINTE HOSPITAL
Completed 2004

Awards

Top Doctor, First Place, Canton Region - Fall
2014
Top Family Physician, First Place, Canton Region - Fall
2014
Most Influential Doctor, First Place, Canton Region - Fall
2014
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