Dr. Olakitan Akinjagunla

Internal Medicine
Bowie, MD
female

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Thursday: 7:00am - 7:00pm
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About

Bio

I am a Nigerian born doctor and received my medical education at the University of Ibadan Nigeria graduating in 1987. I did my post graduate education in the US and have practiced in the United States ever since 1995. I am double boarded in Internal Medicine,Obesity Medicine and have been in the Emergency Department for over 2 decades.I am a mother and love to run.

Specialties
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Internal Medicine

Bariatrics

Licenses

United States: District Of Columbia, Indiana, Maryland, Minnesota, Texas, Virginia

Doctor Q&A

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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Olakitan Akinjagunla
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Missed Period: Fatigue, Nausea with or without vomiting, breast tenderness, frequent urination, food cravings or aversion to certain foods,mood changes
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Olakitan Akinjagunla
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Exercise/Diet: The DASH DIET and exercise is your best option. Discuss this with your doctor. Side effect may include lowered blood pressure,improvement in outlook.... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Olakitan Akinjagunla
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Repeat test: Repeat the test or get a blood test just to be sure. If pregnant follow up with an OB specialist and if not see your PCP for definitive diagnosis.
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Olakitan Akinjagunla
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Possibly: Within one week,a transvaginal ultrasound will be able to show a fetal pole. You can schedule this with your OB
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Olakitan Akinjagunla
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Most likely: But don,t be scared. Ask to see your doctor who will evaluate you and prescribe medication to give you some relief. Your doctor will not discuss this ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Olakitan Akinjagunla
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Probably: It is important to know that if you are sexually active even while using protection(which is very efficient of course) you could get pregnant as no fo... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Olakitan Akinjagunla
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Why use either?: You don’t need either and not just so you don’t get wrinkles but because both put you at risk for other medical conditions that could potentially be ... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Olakitan Akinjagunla
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Yes: At your age, any new onset headache that has lasted this long should be evaluated by a physician and sooner than later. A proper diagnosis will also g... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Olakitan Akinjagunla
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Repeat Evaluation: See your doctor again. The doctor may not be able to diagnose your condition right away while tests are pending but can give you something to relieve ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Olakitan Akinjagunla
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Nothing: A lot of women have breast asymmetry. If greater than 1 bra cup like I assume in this case,it may cause psychological stress. Talk to a surgeon about ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Olakitan Akinjagunla
Specializes in Internal Medicine
6months: Usually test is conclusive after 6months .There have been some rare cases where sero conversion took up to a year to occur
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A male asked:
Dr. Olakitan Akinjagunla
Specializes in Internal Medicine
UTI: Have a urinalysis done to check for infection. Seek medical attention.
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Olakitan Akinjagunla
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Probably not: Tendonitis can be worsened by increased stress on the joint affected which is what will happen when you climb. that is not to say you will not be able... Read More
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Olakitan Akinjagunla
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Normal: To gain weight you must be taking in more calories than you are putting out but the reverse seems to be the case in your situation. Incorporate weight... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Olakitan Akinjagunla
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Yes: The recommendation is to test at varying intervals and at 6months. On very rare occasions has anyone sero converted beyond six months. If all negative... Read More
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A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Olakitan Akinjagunla
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Yes: If there are no accompanying symptoms like dizziness then it is okay. If this is accompanied by any other symptoms or you have parameters related to y... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Olakitan Akinjagunla
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Yes: Your blood pressure is slightly higher than it should be. There are various things you can do to get this down. Get the SALT SHAKER off the table,use ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Olakitan Akinjagunla
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Most likely: If he is no longer in pain,then it is likely he has passed the stone. It is still important to follow all medical advise given and drink plenty of flu... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Olakitan Akinjagunla
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Most definitely: Once off any form of contraception, you are able to conceive. It may take longer with the different methods but you sure can if intimacy is during you... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Olakitan Akinjagunla
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Yes: With pregnancy anything out of the normal warrants a call to your OB for optimum health of the baby and yourself. So call your OB,s office and let the... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Olakitan Akinjagunla
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Possibly: Wise to get a pregnancy test to be sure
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A female asked:
Dr. Olakitan Akinjagunla
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Don,t: Years after the injection, skin reaction with granuloma formation may occur and adverse effects such as infection, ulceration, fistula, local migrat... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Olakitan Akinjagunla
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Stress Test: This can be done effectively while doing a stress test under the supervision of a physician. talk to your doctor to see if you even need this at all
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Olakitan Akinjagunla
Specializes in Internal Medicine
No: Fungus grows in moist dark places like under a pendulous breast. Get this evaluated and treated either by your PCP or at an urgent care center. If you... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Olakitan Akinjagunla
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Sprain/Fracture: You most likely sustained a sprain/ fracture in this area and should get an xray and treatment for it. Meanwhile apply ice packs for 15 to 20minutes 3... Read More
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Olakitan Akinjagunla
Specializes in Internal Medicine
No: Use your medication as prescribed so it can be effective. Three times a day is not too much for a gum infection ,especially since you are only on i... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Olakitan Akinjagunla
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Be patient: Give it another week and if still late, do a pregnancy test
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Olakitan Akinjagunla
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Yes: Limit activities that may worsen this condition to allow healing. If you are not allergic,NSAIDs such as ibuprofen can help
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A female asked:
Dr. Olakitan Akinjagunla
Specializes in Internal Medicine
No: You probably would not even feel a thing as it will be passed in the stool.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Olakitan Akinjagunla
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Healthy lifestyle: Eat healthy, exercise and avoid stressful situations. Get your finances in order such that you can be able to rely on one paycheck if an employee. Hav... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Olakitan Akinjagunla
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Yes: If you are sexually active and don,t use any form of contraception,you could be pregnant. Get a pregnancy test done.
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A female asked:
Dr. Olakitan Akinjagunla
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Yes: The shape of your foot may have something to do with this but as we all age the heel fat pad does thin out. Some people are born with this as well. T... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Olakitan Akinjagunla
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Yes: This would be abnormal though as the skull has to be filled by something which is usually the brain so if the brain is small then something else fills... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Olakitan Akinjagunla
Specializes in Internal Medicine
See PCP: You are already beyond the window period of using the morning after pill and I would suggest you have a talk with your primary physician at this point... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Olakitan Akinjagunla
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Nail Care: Keep your nails clean by soaking in warm water 2x/day for a few minutes and apply an emollient cream. Clip hang nails. Keep nail short. Eat healthy fo... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Olakitan Akinjagunla
Specializes in Internal Medicine
No: Not unless it cannot be removed or you decide you want a hysterectomy and that will be something to discuss with your OB
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Olakitan Akinjagunla
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Yes it is: Your menstrual cycle works like a clock based on the hormonal response of your boy. It simply means your period is regular
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Olakitan Akinjagunla
Specializes in Internal Medicine
High: The chances are high. Get a pregnancy test as soon as possible
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Olakitan Akinjagunla
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Immediate evaluation: See your doctor immediately. If you have ruptured your membranes you need to seek immediate medical attention as infection can track upwards to affect... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Olakitan Akinjagunla
Specializes in Internal Medicine
ER: Go to ER immediately for evaluation. Pregnancy does lead to an increased risk of thromboembolic disease such as pulmonary embolism. There are other co... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Olakitan Akinjagunla
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Arthritis: Even though you are young,you may still have arthritis of and joint especially if that joint had been previously injured. Continue with your therapy ... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Olakitan Akinjagunla
Specializes in Internal Medicine
No: But complications of pregnancy may result in these symptoms. a host of other medical conditions may also present this way such as UTI or PID. It is im... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Olakitan Akinjagunla
Specializes in Internal Medicine
See a doctor: Get a medical evaluation by a medical professional and stop all the antibiotics you are using currently. It is not appropriate to use antibiotics unle... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Olakitan Akinjagunla
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Healthy diet: Whether vegetarian or otherwise make sure it is a healthy diet with adequate nutrients. No one diet is superior to the other because on the long run t... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Olakitan Akinjagunla
Specializes in Internal Medicine
No: This could be a complication of dialysis,his underlying condition or could result from other causes. Your father needs to be evaluated immediately and... Read More
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A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Olakitan Akinjagunla
Specializes in Internal Medicine
See below: Common side effects include drowsiness,upset stomach, constipation;blurred vision,headache,dry mouth. There could be allergic reaction to the componen... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Olakitan Akinjagunla
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Allergic reaction: You may have an allergic reaction to your lip balm or lip stick. It is also unclear when you started your medications and what if any relationship it... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Olakitan Akinjagunla
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Pelvic exam: You need a pelvic exam by a doctor to determine what is actually going on. If there is an infection,you will be treated
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A female asked:
Dr. Olakitan Akinjagunla
Specializes in Internal Medicine
POSTNASAL DRIP: You may have postnasal drip. Because the feeling of the liquid in your throat is irritating and contains inflammatory substances, postnasal drip can t... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Olakitan Akinjagunla
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Intimacy: Nothing else to do once the sperm is ejaculated in a female who is in the reproductive age .
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Testimonials
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Oct 16, 2014
Knowledgeable expert in Internal Medicine. Highly recommend.
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Apr 1, 2015
strongly recommend her to tackle issues emanating from africa owing to her knowledgeability of the people and climate
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Akinjagunla is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! due to have an ileostomy within the next 2 weeks and i am scared to death. I was going to have a full colostomy but cancelled that a few months ago. But I am at a point ...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you. I will call. Urinalysis, micro, and culture were done. I never heard about resistance. She ordered prescription before labs.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

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Medical/Graduate school

University of Ibadan College of Medicine, Nigeria
Graduated 1987MD

Residency

GEORGETOWN MEDICINE PROGRAM

Awards

Founding Rx Editor, First Place, National - Winter
2015
Most Influential, First Place, the Takoma Park Region - Spring
2017
Top Doctor, Third Place, the Takoma Park Region - Spring
2017

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