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Dr. Peter Hwang

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
MO
14 years experience male

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Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Languages spoken

English, Mandarin

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54 Answers
12 Agrees
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Hwang
14 years experience
Depends: Agree with the other answer. I also wanted to add that, depending on your partner's preferences, this may actually be a good thing!
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Hwang
14 years experience
Depends on the cause: Why can you not straighten our your leg? What you should do about it is stretch it daily.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Hwang
14 years experience
Increases it: Exercise, in general, will increase your pulse rate.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Hwang
14 years experience
Ask your doctor: There are many factors, and without telling us, we have no idea. You should ask you doctor.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Hwang
14 years experience
Yes: A concussion is, by definition, a mild traumatic brain injury. How it applies for military enlistment purposes, you would have to ask you enlistment ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Hwang
14 years experience
No: There has not been any medical evidence to suggest that "cracking your knuckles" can give one arthritis.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Hwang
14 years experience
Probably: By military survival camp, do you mean they drop you off in the wilderness and you have to survive for a set number of days? If so, consult your physi... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Hwang
14 years experience
See your doctor: If your symptoms have indeed been going on 6 years, i would recommend have a complete evaluation by your doctor. Going by just your described symptom... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Hwang
14 years experience
No: The flu and bronchitis are totally unrelated to si joint pain, thus cannot cause it. However, if you already have it or are predisposed to it, a bout... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Hwang
14 years experience
Always by definition: By definition, a person in a coma will always wake up. If a person does not wake up after over a month, he/she moves either into a persistent vegetat... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Hwang
14 years experience
Yes: Yes, that is probably one of the fastest ways too lower your testosterone.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Hwang
14 years experience
Possibly: Scoliosis, if severe enough, may limit your range of motion of your spine and thus limit your baseball career. However, you are 44 years old, i'd say... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Hwang
14 years experience
Not necessarily: After a total knee replacement, you will definitely need physical therapy. The setting will depend on your general health and other medical co-morbi... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Hwang
14 years experience
MD vs PT: A physiatrist is a medical doctor/physician who specializes in rehab medicine. The physiatrist went to 4 years of medical school followed by an addit... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Hwang
14 years experience
Primary care doctor: Any primary care doctor should be able to perform an annual physical for a male. Theses include internists and family medicine doctors.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Hwang
14 years experience
It is hard: Staying committed to exercise can be difficult. However, a few things one can try to stay motivated are: exercising with a friend, writing out your g... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Hwang
14 years experience
Absolutely: Using the appropriate resistance bands in a supervised exercise program can definitely increase muscle mass. Please consult your primary care physici... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Hwang
14 years experience
Uncertain: This is a loaded question. Today's technology does not do much more to help people awake from comas. It all depends on the original brain injury, th... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Hwang
14 years experience
No need to worry: You are doing great, keep it up!
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Hwang
14 years experience
Yes: Yes, semen can pass through clothes. If you are asking specifically if you can impregnate someone through dry humping, i would say the chances are ve... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Hwang
14 years experience
Depends: You can start exercising when your orthopedic surgeon tells you it's ok.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Hwang
14 years experience
Lotion or oil is key: Add some lotion or oil, and let your hands do the work. Put a little strength into it, but not so that it hurts.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Hwang
14 years experience
Not a good idea: Eating fruits and vegetables is a great start. It should be a part of a entire diet and exercise plan, including both resistance training, aerobic e... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Hwang
14 years experience
Loose pants: Wear loose pants with adequate breathing room is a good way to disguise erections. Also, if you are hold a bag or backpack, paper, etc., you can disc... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Hwang
14 years experience
Exercise and diet: You can build muscle mass and tone through an exercise program and a well balance diet. Please consult your regular physician before embarking on any... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Hwang
14 years experience
No: The nerves that may cause numbness and tingling in the face are not same nerves as in the arm. Nerve damage in the arm cannot cause tingling and numb... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Hwang
14 years experience
Rest/water: Your question is a bit too general for a precise answer, but in general, staying hydrate and providing adequate rest are good ideas to help with tired... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Hwang
14 years experience
Swimming can: Swimming, in the fountain of youth, can keep you from agin.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Hwang
14 years experience
No: No, physical therapy cannot, and should not, perform surgery. Surgery is way beyond the scope of their practice.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Hwang
14 years experience
See a doctor: With all those symptoms together, you should go see a doctor.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Hwang
14 years experience
Can't say: You will have to look at the specific directions on the box. We would not be able to help you otherwise.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Hwang
14 years experience
As soon as possible: Resistance training is a great way to lose weight. It should be a part of a entire diet and exercise plan, including both resistance training, aerobi... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Hwang
14 years experience
Yes: Pain and muscle cramping are both common symptoms of crps. Consultation with your doctor would be recommended if you have new symptoms or your sympto... Read More
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Hwang
14 years experience
Yes: Judging by the way you are typing, it sure appears that you have post concussive syndrome.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Hwang
14 years experience
Yes: Yes, you can go into a coma when your glucose levels are too high (hyperglycemia) and also when the glucose is too low (hypoglycemia). Both can be ve... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Hwang
14 years experience
Talk to your doctor: Please talk to you cardiologist or primary care doctor, who will be better able to guide you in your particular case. However, a heart attack may or ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Hwang
14 years experience
Yes: Yes, their occupation puts them at risk for overuse injuries such as arthritis.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Hwang
14 years experience
Well balanced diet: A well balanced diet with adequate sources of protein will help gain muscle mass. You must take in enough calories and protein. You must also stay h... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Hwang
14 years experience
See a doctor: With those symptoms together, you should go see a doctor.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Hwang
14 years experience
Rest: I would first suggest that you not get into fights.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Hwang
14 years experience
No: Numbness may be a sign of nerve irritation or nerve injury, but numbness itself does not cause nerve damage.
A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Hwang
14 years experience
Avoid taking both: Both Lyrica (pregabalin) and Gabapentin have the same mechanism of action and work on the same receptors in your body. Therefore, it is not recommend... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Hwang
14 years experience
Yes: Semen may have an odd smell to some people, so the answer to your question is yes.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Hwang
14 years experience
Yes: Anytime you have sex you can get pregnant. Would recommend a home pregnancy test first.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Hwang
14 years experience
Interdisciplinary: The best way to help someone with spastic quadriplegia is with a interdisciplinary approach. She should have a primary care provider who will oversee... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Hwang
14 years experience
Quackery: Therapy to improve your balance is great. But "muscle balance therapy" is a proprietary system of therapy aimed to treat people with low back pain. ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Hwang
14 years experience
Many: Physiatrists are specialists that maximize the functional capabilities of their patients. Thus they treat a myriad of patient populations, including ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Hwang
14 years experience
Until cleared by MD: You should continue your physical therapy until cleared by your doctor.
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Hwang
14 years experience
Hospital beds: Hospital beds may be helpful for disabled people, but there are not specific beds for "disabled people".
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Hwang
14 years experience
That is great: The current recommendations for exercise are for aerobic exercise, totaling more than 30 minutes a day, on "most days of the week". Most physicians t... Read More

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Hwang is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Hwang is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I knew I was right. 2 primary drs. Said that it is the same treatment
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thanks for your reply I will take this further now.
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Thanks for your quick reply! OK I'll check thanks.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Rosalind Franklin University - Chicago Medical School, IL
Graduated 2008MD

Residency

NORTHWESTERN MEDICAL CENTER INC
Completed 2012

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