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Dr. Matt Wachsman

Internal Medicine
Havre De Grace, MD
37 years experience male

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Matt Wachsman

Havre De Grace, MD

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407 South Union Avenue, Havre De Grace, MD, US
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My office hours

Tuesday: 9:00am - 11am
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Bio

Hi there ! Just released my first book "The Way of the Devil Diet" http://www.amazon.com/dp/0692496157/ I'm a country doctor in rural Maryland. Before that I was Faculty in the Department of Clinical Pharmacology at Johns Hopkins helping to develop the current generation of HIV and Hepatitis C drugs. I have also done extensive research into Herpes Simplex. I have special expertise in diet, exercise, and addiction.

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Internal Medicine

Addiction Medicine

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United States: Maryland

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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Wachsman
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
On the lung?: gosh could be quite a lot for this. If it is stable over years, cancer is MOSTLY ruled out (sometimes cancer can develop in a scar). And lung diseases... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Wachsman
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Being really: tired and not thinking with full lucidity. There might be some increased signs of cardiovascular stress (heart rate and blood pressure). Not fatal unl... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Wachsman
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
They aren't great.: There isn't a cure. Changing the activity of the nerves of the ear. Sometiems (not that I've EVER seen) changing the level of sodium in the diet, alte... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Wachsman
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Just not main: way that things called toxins act. mRNA's are short lived and there's a lot of them, and they vary a lot. This wouldn't be a good target for evolution... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Wachsman
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Outlined in a book: http://www.amazon.com/dp/0692496157/ Self control has an over 95% failure rate. avoiding the situation, substituting other foods, or having everythin... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Wachsman
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Tricky: dermatologic conditions are hard to discuss without seeing them. Keeping the area clean and dry would be a first step. Local infections are pretty co... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Wachsman
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
They r getting bette: at finding the baby's cells in the blood of the mother. With that, they can see if the baby has abnormal chromosomes and if the baby has Down's.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Wachsman
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Various ways: you might mean this: damage to the walls causes plaque. Hi blood pressure, cigarettes, high choleserol cause damage and plaques. The way in which it ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Wachsman
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Tricky: since recent studies say that nearly all ginko supplements may have many things in them, but ginko is almost never one of them. In theory it has some ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Wachsman
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Tricky: dermatologic conditions are hard to discuss without seeing them. Herpes would give a blister and would not be expected to scar. Early pimple can be th... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Wachsman
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Not so much: dermatologic conditions are hard to discuss without seeing them. and... would imply an inflammatory component involving vessels. This can occur with a... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matt Wachsman
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Ignore: Leading cancer journal's "Significant cancer advances list" in 2009 included ginger for chemo nausea.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Wachsman
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
There are levels: There is narcotic replacement. Methadone and suboxone are the two best. There is damping the symptoms. Clonidine blocks stress hormone responses (sha... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Matt Wachsman
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
You'll need to have: it looked at. Two reasons at least. Abnormal bleeding is a cancer sign. If it were, then it would be one with a high cure rate if found early. THen, i... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matt Wachsman
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Unknown: herbals are not quality controlled. How much, expiration date, absorption, etc. are just not regulated and basically you've no idea if you're getting ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matt Wachsman
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
It's a vitamin pill: containing nutrients found in food. As such, if we were sure it had what it says it has, and doesn't have anything else bad in it, it wouldn't be wors... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matt Wachsman
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Some possibilities: certainly yeast infections often occur with these symptoms and commonly occur after being treated for a UTI. in theory pinworms , allergy, not having ... Read More
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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matt Wachsman
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Some possibilities: Without an actual examination, I cannot give specific medical advice on your particular health, parkinson's can affect voice. Much more common is refl... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matt Wachsman
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Tricky: these sort of conditions are hard to discuss without seeing them. BUToften due to a line where teeth hit the tongue. This varies with why it occurred.... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matt Wachsman
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Some ideas: Without an actual examination, I cannot give specific medical advice on your particular health, Dermatologic conditions are hard to evaluate without... Read More
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matt Wachsman
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Several reasons: Without an actual examination, I cannot give specific medical advice on your particular health, but increasing abdominal pressure will, of course, in... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matt Wachsman
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Some possibilities: Without an actual examination, I cannot give specific medical advice on your particular health, changes in muscle tone with changes in activity can ca... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matt Wachsman
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Generally NOT: Without an actual examination, I cannot give specific medical advice on your particular health but spottiing is common in PCOS mostly as a sign of hor... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matt Wachsman
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
It's not a medical: definition. It is more a social/cultural convention. As such it is open to interpretation by different people. Medically, the active issue is that di... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matt Wachsman
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
No.: (published a couple dozen articles on Herpes Simplex) The virus is very fragile and by the time it is scabbed over it's very very hard to find any act... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matt Wachsman
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Should follow up: and, there is sometimes bleeding from implantation. cannot say in your particular case, but generally, this is a good sign and not a bad one. Certainl... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Matt Wachsman
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Increased blush: Mainly, this is genetically determined. There are two groups of predispositions on this. Vessels that are reactive (associated with migraine and hands... Read More
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A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matt Wachsman
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
1st, take your pulse: The vagus nerve is a nerve that goes directly from the brain to various organs to run normal activities like regulation of the gut activity, heart ra... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Matt Wachsman
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Certainly: you need adequate protein intake to have muscle building. Frankly, I find I cannot work out very well on a full stomach though. I tend to eat a modera... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matt Wachsman
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Lyme infects joints: and nerves. The erythema annular does not scar. So, 'no' on lyme. However, previous scarring would do this. Prior procedures/surgeries in the same are... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Matt Wachsman
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Vitamin A: derivatives such as Accutane or tazorac, (tazarotene) etc.
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matt Wachsman
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Might as well: say yes. While this is possible from the pillow, the amount rubbed in is also enough to give effects All over even wtihout direct contact. However, i... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matt Wachsman
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Concern: is warranted. There are a surprising number of breast structures that can get infections. They grow. If treated while the area is small, you don't eve... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matt Wachsman
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Cancer...well....: not very likely at all. Some growths in the intestines can change stool quality. Carcinoid tumors (mostly pancreas) increase bowel activity and diarrh... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matt Wachsman
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Various treatments.: Without an actual examination, I cannot give specific medical advice on your particular health, but here is some good general information. Bacterial ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matt Wachsman
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
2nd degree burn: Blistering implies at least a second degree burn and while I cannot coment on your particular situation without seeing it I know that these burns are ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Wachsman
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Months: varies with indivduals somewhat. but I got them in 3 to 6 months of guitar.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matt Wachsman
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Tricky: Ok, there's two main distributions of nerve problems: outward along an (injured) nerve or inward from the tips of (sick) nerves. Nerve problems in the... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matt Wachsman
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Doubtful: IUI is just the same as intercourse in terms of the pregnancy testing. The serum pregnancy testing gets pretty reliable by 14th day. ON THE OTHER HAND... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matt Wachsman
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Really? acidic ?: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9675619 there's nothing out there on acidic. Some of the components particular to semen (modified amino acids) mak... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matt Wachsman
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
General advice: Without an actual examination, I cannot give specific medical advice on your particular health, and, pain near the surface, associated with moving mu... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matt Wachsman
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Dunno: It is one of many, many tightening systems for GERD. They all work but if you have the same situation, you get the same result (the previous operation... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matt Wachsman
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Dunno: It is pregnancy category C: there is not strong evidence to say it is bad, but there's absolutely nothing to say it is safe. Because it is routinely u... Read More
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matt Wachsman
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Semen varies: it has various components. and with a lot of use, the protein and cellular components may be less and the clear fluid part still there. Sometimes with... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matt Wachsman
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Varies: There's a lot of factors. First, obviously the base of the penis is going to have some flexibility. Position, experience of the partners willingnes... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matt Wachsman
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Yeah, : you mean grinding. Cartilage is the smooth gristle that allows knees to move smoothly. When it is broken, either pieces of it move around (grind, and... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matt Wachsman
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
They vary: If your period varies, then, this is only slightly long. If you are always __ days then you would know better than would I. At worst... 3-5 days, bord... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matt Wachsman
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Depends: sometimes a miscarriage is due to a structural problem (no support to hold the baby in.... Late miscarriage for example) that leads to more miscarriag... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matt Wachsman
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
This is muscle ?: If by girth, you just mean total body weight, then, just eating more. With muscle mass, even if you are LOSING weight, exercise and a decent protein (... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matt Wachsman
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Yeah, not yr friend.: In the short run, NSAIDS are a problem after a surgery due to risk of bleeding. afterwards there is a small increased risk of heart attack. Aspirin wo... Read More
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Dr Wachsman is an excellent, caring Internist. His background in Pharmacology and Research make him an ideal consultant for difficult cases.
Mar 24, 2015
Great doctor. Consistently gives thoughtful, insightful and expert advice.
Oct 24, 2015
Insightful responses that addresses patients concerns clearly. Great doc!
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This was very helpful. Thanks! No I do not have 2 prescribers. I have been on the Clonzepam for about 25 years and my body is tired of it I'm assuming, as It no longer works for me. THe Ativans came f...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you. I am 11 days post 5 Dat transfer and took pregnancy test at 6 am blood work scheduled for Tuesday am, was believing the negative until I read your answer as I...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! im constantly looking for ways to improve my sexual performance and avoid the things that can jeopardize it. i dont quite understand the "200 calories of exercise" thoug...Read More

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

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MD

Medical/Graduate school

University of Maryyland
Graduated 1985MD

Awards

Top Doctor, Second Place, Baltimore Region - Summer
2014
Top General Internist, First Place, Maryland - Summer
2014
Thought Leader Doctor, Third Place, Baltimore Region - Summer
2014

Publications

Wachsman, M. and J.A. Hayes. 2000. Time step simulations and difference equations (TSSADEQ) model heparin pharmacokinetics
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