Dr. Maria gina Tiomico

Family Medicine
FL
female

About

Bio

Cancer Research Program at University of Southern California, LA County - 1990; Family Practice Residency 1993-1996 and was Chief Resident for the program,University of Florida ;UF Primary Care Clinic, Medical Director and Associate Clinical Assistant Professor for SHANDs Hospital, 1996-2003; Associate Medical Director, Community Hospice of Northeast Florida, 2004-2013; private practice merged with Memorial HCA, 2004-2013; Medical Director/Physician Reviewer for Medicare Part A/B/DME, 2005-present; Physician Reviewer, Florida Blue, present

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Family Medicine

Languages spoken

English

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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maria gina Tiomico
Specializes in Family Medicine
Postnasal drip: most common reason why there is phlegm in the back of the throat is mucus coming from the nasal area (postnasal drip) that is thick and dries up. Stea... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
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Chocolate cyst: A "chocolate cyst" is literally a balloon (cyst) with blood (fluid). It is a benign occurrence and usually resolves in time.
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Maria gina Tiomico
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Elevated lipase: Elevated lipase is usually as sign of pancreatitis (acute or chronic) caused by a variety of factors (too much alcohol; too much starch/sugar consumpt... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Maria gina Tiomico
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Its available: All "nsaids" or anti-inflammatories come in a variety of formulation. Nsaids in general can cause some degree of stomach irritation. Acetaminophen doe... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
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Specializes in Family Medicine
Its hormonal: need to watch cycle very closely; spotting that happens in place of a regular period maybe a sign of pregnancy
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A 25-year-old female asked:
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Multifactorial: PPIs e.g. Lansoprazole make the stomach feel better by preventive the mechanism of acid production; however, there are a variety of reasons for the sy... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maria gina Tiomico
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It is a phase: During the follicular phase of the menstrual cycle, hormonal changes causes follicular cysts to form in the ovaries and increase in thickness of the l... Read More
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A female asked:
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Pregnancy changes: During the early part of pregnancy, there are multiple changes happening in the body; therefore, a variety of symptoms can come and go. This coincides... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Maria gina Tiomico
Specializes in Family Medicine
With or w/o pain: Swollen lymph nodes may mean inflammation/infection or change in your immune status. Painful lymph nodes point to infection. If they are not painful, ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maria gina Tiomico
Specializes in Family Medicine
Age of gestation: Age of gestation (age of fetus) is determined by the size of the fetus by us during the first trimester.
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Maria gina Tiomico
Specializes in Family Medicine
Focus on sugar: Uncontrolled blood sugar is the most common reason to develop chronic kidney failure. A young person without other medical issues except diabetes wil... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Maria gina Tiomico
Specializes in Family Medicine
See doctor: Penile "rash" after sexual intercourse should be checked immediately for definitive diagnosis and treatment
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maria gina Tiomico
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Clean & Clear: Any anti-acne facial wash e.g. Neutrogena. Clean & Clear can be used in combination with Clindamycin & Benzoyl peroxide for acne management
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maria gina Tiomico
Specializes in Family Medicine
Needing attention: After a successful elective abortion, symptoms of bleeding and pain should improve dramatically within a week. Any progression of symptoms (bleeding &... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maria gina Tiomico
Specializes in Family Medicine
Inflammation: Inflammation of the "vulva" is usually caused by an infection usually yeast but can also be bacterial. It would be best to have your doctor find out.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maria gina Tiomico
Specializes in Family Medicine
Test for pregnancy: Plan b works best when taken within the first 12-24 hrs after unprotected sex. Menstruation should come as scheduled. If not, it would be advisable to... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maria gina Tiomico
Specializes in Family Medicine
Most definitely: Anemia could either be from blood loss or lack of production of red blood cells. It is advisable to consult with your doctor as soon as possible.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
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Specializes in Family Medicine
Expected to happen: As the pregnancy advances, the uterus enlarges and pushes the intestines upward causing the stomach some increased pressure.
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Maria gina Tiomico
Specializes in Family Medicine
Need more testing: Enlarged lymph nodes are usually due to infection and therefore, responds to antibiotics very well, thus, will shrink in size. Non-shrinkage of lymph ... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maria gina Tiomico
Specializes in Family Medicine
Gas: bubbling sensation along the left side of the chest is likely gas; usually as a result of increase acidity and/or constipation
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maria gina Tiomico
Specializes in Family Medicine
Get it checked: Melanonychia can be caused by medications, fungus, trauma, systemic or inflammatory diseases. but the most concerning cause is what is called "subungu... Read More
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maria gina Tiomico
Specializes in Family Medicine
Vitamin D Deficiency: Vitamin d is essential for keeping the calcium in the bones to strengthen it. If there is vitamin d deficiency, bone loss in the form of osteoporosis ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maria gina Tiomico
Specializes in Family Medicine
Not consummated: In the presence of a barrier and the absence of an ejaculate, the likelihood of pregnancy is nil
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maria gina Tiomico
Specializes in Family Medicine
Eat & drink right: Gastritis is inflammation of the stomach caused by increase in release of acid which could eventually lead to ulcer formation; therefore, not missing ... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maria gina Tiomico
Specializes in Family Medicine
Its time for consult: irregular prolonged cycles not responsive to OCP (Oral contraceptive) need more work-up
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Maria gina Tiomico
Specializes in Family Medicine
Need to see doc: Hypertension in combination with elevated cholesterol and sugar strains the heart to increase blood flow. Over time, this can cause the heart to get b... Read More
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A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Maria gina Tiomico
Specializes in Family Medicine
Different strokes: ACL injury can present from mild (partial tear) to severe (complete tear) usually caused when the knee joint is forced to hyperextend & can happen... Read More
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Tiomico is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Tiomico is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! and a relief to know :) esp since this is all so new! Thank you again.
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This saved my life. Thank You! Very reassuring. Thank you.
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Thank you, I'm going to try and get to the doctor tomorrow

Education & Training

Residency

UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL
Completed 1993

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