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Dr. David Mcadams

Internal Medicine
Pittsburgh, PA
24 years experience male

Locations

UPMC

Pittsburgh, PA

Address

200 Lothrop Street, MUH 826E, Pittsburgh, PA
Directions

Practice website

Fax

(412) 692-4555

Insurances accepted

UPMC Health Plan

About

Bio

I am a Hospitalist in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. A Hospitalist is someone who trains in Internal Medicine and then dedicates their career to caring for patients who are admitted to a Hospital. I studied Neuroscience for my undergraduate work at the University of Pittsburgh. I then obtained a Master's in Physiology as well as my Doctorate of Medicine at Georgetown University. I have been working for 13 years as a dedicated inpatient physician in Pittsburgh, and I am active in teaching medical students, residents, and fellows as part of my position at UPMC

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

Hospital-based practice

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153 Answers
21 Agrees
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Mcadams
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Unlikely.: Cracking your back occasionally is perfectly safe. If done habitually however, you can have consequences. The problem is not with cracking itself, b... Read More
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A 17-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Mcadams
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Please seek help: What worries me most is that you are 17 and have a self inflicted wound on your wrist. It's not that I don't worry about the wound itself. But if yo... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Mcadams
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Yes: Metamucil is basically a fiber supplement. If you feel like you need it to regulate your bowels that should be fine. You won't become dependent on i... Read More
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A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Mcadams
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Tachycardia: Normal heart rate usually run for 60-100, although there is some variance in 'normal.' If you have a sustained rate above 100 I would suggest getting... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Mcadams
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Yes: You can safely use a non-drowsy cold medication with nucynta (tapentadol). Use caution thought if using a cold medicine that causes drowsiness
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Mcadams
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Need more info: Fatigue is very common and has many, many causes. Given that your uncle has heart disease and diabetes he should probably get checked out though.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Mcadams
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Duration: Generally about 5-10 days.
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Mcadams
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Normal: I'm presuming that you mean a wasp sting. The swelling from an insect sting can last for several days. I would use a cold compress and pain meds.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Mcadams
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Yes: It can. The primary symptoms aided by Pepto-Bismol are nausea, heartburn, indigestion, upset stomach, diarrhea, and other temporary discomforts of th... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Mcadams
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Supportive care: If the Strep has been confirmed with a culture then antibiotics are generally indicated. For supportive care you can use tylenol (acetaminophen) or i... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Mcadams
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Maybe...but: It could be the flu. However, the symptoms you describe are general and nonspecific. It sounds infectious but it could be any kind of infection. Do... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Mcadams
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Yes: If you're saying that you went to the doctor on the day that you took then Lortab, then yes it will show on a drug screen. Usually hydrocodone will s... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Mcadams
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Ignore: Make sure you are on proper dosing of thyroid replacement, and have your TSH followed by your doctor.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Mcadams
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Maybe but: I could probably teach you how to read the report. However, more importantly I think you should have your PCP or Cardiologist go over it with you. T... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Mcadams
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Juice and MM: Unfortunately Noni juice has not been show to have any beneficial effects for any medical conditions. Amla juice has only undergone preliminary medic... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Mcadams
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Common: Knee pain is very common and has many causes. See your pcp or specialist for a general exam and then go from there.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Mcadams
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
No.: Hashimoto's thyroiditis is an autoimmune disease. This means that the body is mistakenly making antibodies against it's own tissue. But it is not re... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Mcadams
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
GO TO THE DOCTOR: There are many causes of back pain. But what I am concerned about is that you have loss of bladder function. This is very concerning in the setting o... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Mcadams
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Wash mouth out: First, don't lick battery acid! Second, was it a battery or battery acid? Can't find any info online for GoldenPower battery acid, just batteries. ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. David Mcadams
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
No: There is no connection between hypnosis and eye color.
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A member asked:
Dr. David Mcadams
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Try the internet: I would look up "otolaryngology" or "balance disorder center" with williamsburg va. Call the offices to see if they offer Epley chair treatments for ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Mcadams
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Very likely.: Chest pain or breathing problems always worry us. That being said it sounds like you have a pretty close correlation between your work out and your s... Read More
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Mcadams
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Sure: I'm presuming this was a general screening colonoscopy which is an outpatient procedure. I would give it a day or two and if you feel ok you can like... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Mcadams
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Yes and no.: There are lymph nodes around your trachea. However, your trachea has to do with breathing not swallowing. If you're having trouble swallowing I woul... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Mcadams
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Clarify: Abdominal pain has many, many causes. Without clarifying your question there is absolutely no way to know why your abdomen hurts.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Mcadams
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Depends: Just because you might want to be admitted to that hospital does not mean you will be. That can be determined by you primary care doctor or an emerge... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Mcadams
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
It shouldn't: Surbex Z is simply a vitamin supplement. These have not been shown to affect weight.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Mcadams
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Get help: I'm worried about your well being just by virtue of your question. If you have a psychiatric condition please get help immediately. You can be force... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Mcadams
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Depends: It depends on the cause (ie is it muscular or arthritic in nature). Mostly grip strengthening exercises can help. But if it continues you should be ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Mcadams
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Yes: The normal treatment for chlamydia is a one time dose of 1 gram of azithromycin, but divided dosing should be effective as well.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Mcadams
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Yes: If I'm understanding your question it is safe to take both of those medications together.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Mcadams
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Probably ok: At normal dosing it is probably ok. There can be an interaction between Seroquel (quetiapine) and the pheniramine in the flu and sore throat medicine... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Mcadams
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Yes: If you allergic to Aspirin it is unlikely that you will be allergic to products like Ibuprofen or Naproxen (they're different compounds). However, if... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Mcadams
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Hmmm...: Although possible, it seems very unlikely to have isolated TB lymphadenopathy. What is more likely is that pulmonary TB is present and has caused the... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Mcadams
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Nothing: You can take those meds together safely
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Mcadams
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Very safe.: When applied directly after kept cold the gel will not come in contact with your skin. The gel itself is also non toxic. You can get the same relief... Read More
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Mcadams
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Yes: As with most viral infections you usually have 'global' symptoms (aches, pains, fever, etc). So it is very common with an outbreak of genital herpes ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Mcadams
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
No: It should not based on the known side effect profile.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Mcadams
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Just do it!: It doesn't really matter if you have an MD or a DO. Both graduates can do hospital medicine. Just search for jobs and apply!
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Mcadams
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Appropriate dose?: Your replacement dose may not be appropriate. You need to have close follow up on your levels. If you're taking the medication but the dose is low t... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Mcadams
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
So go.: You can walk into any ER and demand to be seen for any array of conditions or complaints. They cannot refuse you treatment if you have a condition. ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Mcadams
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Sure: Surbex Z is just a vitamin supplement. It contains: Vitamin C 500 mg Nicotinamide 100 mg Vitamin E 30 IU Calcium pantothenate 20 mg Vitamin B... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Mcadams
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Thrombophlebitis: Likely you have a superficial clot and inflammation where the IV was. Would use warm compresses several times a day and pain control. But if it does... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Mcadams
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Unlikely: All of the side effects are not known, but thus far male breast enlargement does not seem to be one of them.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Mcadams
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Use caution or avoid: The use of these two meds together can increase the risk of having seizures. I might just try using tylenol (acetaminophen) first. If that doesn't w... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Mcadams
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Possible but low: Chance of heterosexual HIV transmission is generally low as demonstrated in many studies. Female-to-male transmission is 0.04% per act or, in theory... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Mcadams
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
See a pulmonologist.: Biapical means at the top of the lungs. The pleura is the lining of the lung. Parenchyma is the lung tissue itself. And Fibrosis is scarring. Ther... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Mcadams
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
It's possible: If you suffered a small laceration (cut or tear) after intercourse this could definitely cause pain. However, I can't tell from your question when th... Read More
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A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Mcadams
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Probably nothing.: Pimples are very common and it is probably not related directly to mole removal.
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Mcadams
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Normal: It's pretty normal to see your superficial arteries pumping blood.
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May 27, 2014
Dr. Mcadams was very quick to soothe my troubled mind. The first and only person to reply and give me some sort of comfort.
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Mcadams is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Mcadams is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! thank you so much I have a long road ahead & have a loving man to help
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! A chew a lot, a battery was lying around, which my dog apparently had.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! The doctor on the hospital said it could be that but then just walked

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Georgetown University School of Medicine, DC
Graduated 1998MD

Residency

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Completed 2001

Awards

FACP
Senior Fellow of Hospitalist Medicine
Top General Internist, First Place, Pittsburgh Region - Summer
2014

Affiliations

ACP
Member, Society of Hospital Medicine
ACP, SGIM, AOA
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