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Dr. Gilbert Ramirez

Emergency Medicine
CA
12 years experience male

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Specialties
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Emergency Medicine

Critical Care

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

37 Answers
7 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A male asked:
Dr. Gilbert Ramirez
Emergency Medicine 12 years experience
Not a problem: The mesh will likely not complicate her pregnancy. Of course this depends on the location and if she may require a c section.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gilbert Ramirez
Emergency Medicine 12 years experience
Might not be urine: Ive seen many cases of women in the emergency department mistake blood in the urine with vaginal bleeding. It can be subtle. Medications like Macrobid... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gilbert Ramirez
Emergency Medicine 12 years experience
It should resolve: It sounds like you are having a reaction to whatever you bumped up against, whether this is an early infection or an allergy like response is unclear.... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gilbert Ramirez
Emergency Medicine 12 years experience
Seek help: The fact you are asking this implies you or someone you know needs a serious mental health evaluation. Please seek care.
A male asked:
Dr. Gilbert Ramirez
Emergency Medicine 12 years experience
Try Bannanas: Frequent cramps can be due to subtle electrolyte disturbances. In muscle cramps the biggest offenders are typically low potassium and calcium. You can... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gilbert Ramirez
Emergency Medicine 12 years experience
Abnormal period: Abnormal bleeding or discharge in lieu of a normal period can indicate pregnancy or miscarriage. If you are sexually active and not using protection a... Read More
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gilbert Ramirez
Emergency Medicine 12 years experience
Ease into it: As long as you haven't broken any bones there should not be any reason you cannot resume normal exercise. In fact, keeping up and about will help prev... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gilbert Ramirez
Emergency Medicine 12 years experience
Only he knows: Human papilloma Virus is extremely common and multiple genotypes exist. if you have ever had even a common wart than you have been exposed to HPV. It ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gilbert Ramirez
Emergency Medicine 12 years experience
No: Assuming you live in the US the answer is no. Clindamycin is an antibiotic and no antibiotics are available over the counter. Its very pricey at some ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gilbert Ramirez
Emergency Medicine 12 years experience
Yes: If you are having sex, have a functioning reproductive system and are female then you have a chance of getting pregnant.
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gilbert Ramirez
Emergency Medicine 12 years experience
Probably not cancer: It sounds like you need to use protection during sex. If you are having recurrent STDs that means your partners are just giving the infection back to... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gilbert Ramirez
Emergency Medicine 12 years experience
See your doctor: Although given your age, it is an overwhelmingly small chance you have a serious heart or lung condition we doctors always get a bit concerned when so... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gilbert Ramirez
Emergency Medicine 12 years experience
No: The heart rate is fine for someone your age who is healthy. The machine reads it as abnormal because it is slightly slow.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gilbert Ramirez
Emergency Medicine 12 years experience
Maybe: You are young and presumably healthy. Your pain is very unlikely to be due to a serious condition like a heart attack. However if you are concerned th... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gilbert Ramirez
Emergency Medicine 12 years experience
Drink and Drive=No: Who cares about the breathalyzer. Do not put yourself or the general public at risk by attempting to do things like driving or operating heavy machine... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gilbert Ramirez
Emergency Medicine 12 years experience
No: These nerve blocks can last for a few days on occasion. It may actually be saving you a lot of agony at the moment. You should start to regain sensati... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gilbert Ramirez
Emergency Medicine 12 years experience
No: Sub arachnoid hemorrhage is usually due to aneurysm. Occasionally this can also be seen in trauma or hypertensive emergencies.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gilbert Ramirez
Emergency Medicine 12 years experience
Kidney?: You might be suffering from a kidney stone or infection. You can see your doc for a urine test and possibly an ultrasound. Motrin may make your pain b... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gilbert Ramirez
Emergency Medicine 12 years experience
Bacterial Vaginosis: It sounds like you may be suffering from bacterial vaginosis. It is not a sexually transmitted disease; but rather a change in vaginal bacteria (that ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gilbert Ramirez
Emergency Medicine 12 years experience
Hypothyroid?: I am assuming you need the levothyroxine because you are hypothyroid, otherwise that is pretty dangerous. Being physically active alone does not mean ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Gilbert Ramirez
Emergency Medicine 12 years experience
Test: We get these though the ED all the time. Usually the vaccination status has to be verified with a hepatitis B surface antigen antibody. There are the... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gilbert Ramirez
Emergency Medicine 12 years experience
Scaling plaques: White scaling plaques on an red base is what psoriasis looks like. Typically it appears along the hair margins of the scalp. If you are worried your r... Read More
A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gilbert Ramirez
Emergency Medicine 12 years experience
Brain shrink: Cerebral atrophy occurs naturally as you age and is usually an incidental finding on head ct.
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gilbert Ramirez
Emergency Medicine 12 years experience
Not much: The enzymes are likely CPK or creatinine phospho-kinase. These can leak out of all muscle tissue if they are stressed or injured. the number is not ve... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gilbert Ramirez
Emergency Medicine 12 years experience
Too early?: Your hcg levels are still quite low and your pregnancy is likely nothing more than a few microscopic cells. At around 6000 hcg a small gestational sac... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gilbert Ramirez
Emergency Medicine 12 years experience
Uremia: You should have a checkup by your regular doctor. You may be smelling ammonia or urea which may indicate a decreasing function of your liver or a pr... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gilbert Ramirez
Emergency Medicine 12 years experience
Yes: If you are having sex, have a functioning reproductive system and are female then you have a chance of getting pregnant.
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gilbert Ramirez
Emergency Medicine 12 years experience
Yes: Children tend to have lower systolic blood pressures than adults and your childs BP is in the normal range for age. It would be concerning in someone ... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gilbert Ramirez
Emergency Medicine 12 years experience
?heart failure: Cardiomegaly can indicate heart failure. You will likely need an ultrasound and a few screening tests. Seek immediate care if you cannot breathe or pa... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gilbert Ramirez
Emergency Medicine 12 years experience
Tinnitus: The syndrome is known as tinnitus. Typically it is not life threatening unless it is due from you taking excessive amounts of aspirin. It is however q... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gilbert Ramirez
Emergency Medicine 12 years experience
Yes: Circadian rhythms are tied to many hormonal processes in the body and menses are no exception. Diet, exercise and stress can also effect timing and d... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Gilbert Ramirez
Emergency Medicine 12 years experience
Ameobas: Although the media likes to take extreme cases out of context, N Fowleri infection is exceedingly rare. Think of the millions of people at this very m... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gilbert Ramirez
Emergency Medicine 12 years experience
No: You will likely be fine. Since you are typing at the computer i'll assume you didnt get it stuck in your lungs. It should pass through your GI system... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gilbert Ramirez
Emergency Medicine 12 years experience
No: Most medications have expiration dates because of regulation (it also makes people buy more). They usually don't lose effectiveness or become dangerou... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gilbert Ramirez
Emergency Medicine 12 years experience
Tummy Ache: Focal colitis is a general term for inflammation of a particular area of colon. Usually this is caused by food-borne illness or inflammatory bowel dis... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gilbert Ramirez
Emergency Medicine 12 years experience
Why not?: I don't see any reason it would not be any more or less safe than bathing in apple cider vinegar any other day of the year.

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Ramirez is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Ramirez is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you :) I will try to make sure not to eat greasy foods.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you so much! Your help is invaluable.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you . I will get to the doctor today

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

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Graduated nullMD

Medical/Graduate school

Rosalind Franklin University - Chicago Medical School, IL
Graduated 2010MD

Residency

UCSF fresno
Completed 2014

Awards

Best Resident Teacher of the Year
Top Emergency Medicine Specialist , Second Place, California - Summer
2014

Affiliations

ucsf
UCSF Fresno
UCSD Medical Center
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