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Dr. John Ewald

Internal Medicine
East Falmouth, MA
44 years experience male

Locations

John Ewald, M.D.

East Falmouth, MA

Address

81 Sam Turner Road, East Falmouth, MA, US
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
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Fax

(508) 392-9517

Insurances accepted

Anthem BC Life & Health Insurance Company

Aetna

BCS Insurance Company

Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Massachusetts

CHAMPUS

MassHealth

About

Bio

My training was with Pennsylvania State University and The Western Pennsylvania Hospital. From there I took advanced training in several fellowships including Endocrinology and Nephrology, with both The Western Pennsylvania Hospital and University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). At UPMC I was given the opportunity to study with one of the pioneers of transplant medicine, Dr. Starzl. I also, had the opportunity of studying for one year with the Director of the Joslin Clinic in Pittsburgh, where I developed a great interest in Diabetes, Hypertension and Hyperlipidemia. Even though, I pursued advanced training, my goal was never to be a sub-specialist, but rather to be a better prepared general internist.

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.

Internal Medicine

Addiction Medicine

Diabetology

Geriatrics

Nephrology and Dialysis

Licenses

United States: Massachusetts

Doctor Q&A

40 Answers
89 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Ewald
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
Risk - kidney stones: Have you ever had a kidney stone ? Believe me you would know if you did ! The pain would not be easily forgotten . Having a uric acid level higher th... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Ewald
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
Migraine headache: from your given history, it sounds like a vascular (Migraine ) headache . Have you ever had a similar headache before? You should see your doctor / p... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Ewald
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
Water on TB site?: I am not aware of any contraindication to getting the area wet where someone received a recent TB shot.
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Ewald
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
Consult doctor: There are several possibilities , some of which could be significant .You should see your heath care provider for further evaluation.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Ewald
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
Which foot: Did you mean the right side of your right foot ? you may have a fracture of 5th metatarsal If so an X-ray would be indicated see your healthcare pro... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ewald
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
Medical Detective: Internal medicine and family medicine are trained differently. Internal medicine trains in bodily systems (cardiology, gastroenterology, etc.). Intern... Read More
A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Ewald
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
Excess stomach acid: gastritis(irritation of the stomach ) often is caused by exess stomachach acid . A PPI (proton pump inhibitor) might relieve the problem . The PPI o... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Ewald
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
Stomach Virus?: No, it is not normal. How was the stomach virus diagnosed? Have you recently been treated with antibiotics? Other questions: recent travel, drinking ... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Ewald
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
Radiating Pain: Pain radiating to the back (retroperitoneal) would suggest a duodenal ulcer or pancreatitis. You need to have lab work done to include a CBC (complet... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Ewald
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
Dehydration?: Are you drinking enough fluids, specifically water? It is the kidneys job to remove accumulated acids. For water conservation the kidney can remove th... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Ewald
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
ER or Urgent Care?: Yes, the emergency room should look at your hand.
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Ewald
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
Zollinger - ellison: have you been started on a PPI (proton pump inhibitor ) ? example- omeprazole (prilosec ) If so should get relief 1-2 days If poor response refer to ... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Ewald
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
2 ounces of alcohol: Recommended daily intake of alcohol not to exceed: two ounces of 80 proof liquor, 8 ounces of wine, or two beers. A bottle of wine a day would be more... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Ewald
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
Rule out MI: Ruling out a cardiac event (myocardial infarction or heart attack) should be done first. Other considerations include: pulmonary embolism or aortic di... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Ewald
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
A1C ?: If the 7.7 blood reading is referring to a hemoglobin a1c. This test represents the percentage of of oxidized hemoglobin and can be correlated with t... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Ewald
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
Bruised Coccyx?: Sounds like a bruised coccyx. This could have occurred because of prolonged sitting on a hard surface (wooden bench?) if often takes a long time to h... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Ewald
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
Nonsteroidals: Pleurisy is an inflammation in the lining of the lung. An anti inflammatory such as Naproxen or Ibuprofen should be helpful. Although, a narcotic can ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Ewald
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
Renal Calculus?: You are being treated for pyelonephritis. Is there a possibility of a renal calculus (kidney stone)? Where is the pain occurring? An abdominal sonogra... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Ewald
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
Weight loss: Adipose tissue (fat) can promote the formation of estrogenic (female) hormones and this decreases the affect of male (testosterone) androgenic hormone... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Ewald
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
Allergic Rhinitis?: Given the three year length of your problem, it sounds more like allergy than infection. Have you consulted with your pcp or an allergist? Have you ha... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Ewald
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
Gastritis?: The lack of response to standard treatment is of concern. There are many questions that need to be answered: have you undergone endoscopy (scope into ... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Ewald
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
Hand and Stocking: Hand and stocking neuropathy. There are two possibilities: poor circulation in the microvasculature (small vessels) commonly seen in uncontrolled diab... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Ewald
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
Medication harmful?: It would appear that taking your medication on time would help to avoid your symptoms. You were given this medication for a good reason (tachycardia).... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Ewald
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
Probably not serious: This does not sound dangerous. I would like more history. How long ago did this happen minutes, hours? If you had bleeding Into the lining of the b... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Ewald
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
Hypertrophy/cardiomy: Just like skeletal muscle will increase in muscle mass to incresae strength of contraction .This is a compensatory response to increase the force of c... Read More
A 65-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Ewald
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
C. difficile: When you take antibiotics over several weeks and diarrhea recurs, stool should be tested for C. difficile toxin.
A male asked:
Dr. John Ewald
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
Tail bone pain: an x-ray can be "normal" with significant tail bone pain. You may have a bruised coccyx (tail bone) the lining of bone (periosteum) has a rich blood ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. John Ewald
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
Carotid artery: It is possible the sound / thumping is from your carotid artery. The path the carotid artery takes to the brain goes through a bone "tunnel" in the sk... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Ewald
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
Patent foramen ovale: PFO is a possible cause . patient would need a cardiac catheterization with bubble test. PFO is an opening between the right and left sides of the he... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Ewald
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
Is weight possible: I think you are young to commit to medication. Are you over weight ? If so weight, loss would be indicated .If normal weight you may have a genetic ca... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Ewald
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
Of course not: No, this is not normal. How long have you been on the carafate and protonix (pantoprazole)? Alcohol use is listed as moderate, what was the indication... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Ewald
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
Unusual hunger: There could be a metabolism issue. If this continues, it should be evaluated by a doctor.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Ewald
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
Raynaud's?: Raynaud's disease vs phenomenon are amongst the possibilities, however the fingers look normal. With either of these conditions the fingers would be ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Ewald
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
Worry about Lump?: Pain is concerning, especially if you are having difficulty breathing. First, i would have an ekg done by your pcp. If it is negative, perhaps a ct sc... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Ewald
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
When to Increase?: There should be no problem with starting your new dose at 10pm. If you have depression i would want you to have a full night's sleep. Adequate sleep i... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. John Ewald
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
Tension headach: More history Time of day am , pm What areas are affected -- forehead , around eyes, back of neck. both left and right side ? Have you taken a... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Ewald
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
Heart testing?: Your young age makes heart disease less likely but still possible. So far you have had the recommended testing and treatment for acid reflux. There a... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Ewald
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
Old or new: Is this a new finding ? If so , did you have a recent injury (fall,trauma etc.) Do you have pain with weight bearing ? Your description sound like an ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Ewald
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
Naproxen: excluding acetaminophen (Tylenol ) and ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) does not leave many other OTC'choices. However I have found that patients who do no... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Ewald
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
Oligoclonal bands: The presence of oligoclonal bands can occur with several conditions including multiple sclerosis. An MRI may reveal charicteristic "plaques" (de... Read More

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Ewald is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Ewald is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Aug 16, 2014
Thanks for checking in:)
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you. Yes my thyroid is normal, other than a nodule growth on it.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! they didnt do a scan will go back tomorrow and ask for one. thank you!
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thanks. I do not drink and am vegan. Second drs. answer more inline.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, PA
Graduated 1978MD

Residency

The Western Pennsylvania Hospital
Completed 1981

Awards

Teacher of the Year Award, The Western Pennsylvania Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA

Affiliations

American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry
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