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Dr. Richard Schneider

Integrative Medicine
Raleigh, NC
46 years experience male

Locations

Schneider Medical Group

Raleigh, NC

Address

6924 MacTavish Way, Raleigh, NC
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 8:00pm - 10pm
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About

Bio

I am fortunate to have over 36 years medical experience, initially in private practice, and now as the Practice Medical Director for one of the areas premier teaching universities Internal Medicine clinics. I obtained a Fellowship in Integrative Medicine from Dr. Andrew Weil's program at the University of Arizona.

Specialties
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Integrative Medicine

Internal Medicine

Licenses

United States: Michigan, North Carolina

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

87 Answers
10 Agrees
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Schneider
Integrative Medicine 46 years experience
Cortisone treatment: Short term (less than 30 days at less than 30 mgs per day of prednisone) or a single cortisone shot has a low risk of significant side effects.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Schneider
Integrative Medicine 46 years experience
Eye swelling: Allergies can cause mild swelling around the eyes. This is usually associated with mild irritation and itching. Pustular secretions, significant pai... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Schneider
Integrative Medicine 46 years experience
Pregnancy risk: Unprotected intercourse, which what you had sounds like, can increase your chances of becoming pregnant. Whether you are pregnant from this last episo... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Schneider
Integrative Medicine 46 years experience
Blood pressure: It's important to be aware of your blood pressure even at your age. Checking your blood pressure at the drug store or pharmacy is a good first step t... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Schneider
Integrative Medicine 46 years experience
Nausea: This is some type of acute GI problem. Could be anything from stomach inflammation, ulcer, or gallbladder disease. Get an urgent appointment to see ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Schneider
Integrative Medicine 46 years experience
Cols sore: Cold sores are caused by viruses and can last 7-10 days and be very painful. There are some over the counter cold sore meds that are effective. Chec... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Schneider
Integrative Medicine 46 years experience
Acid reflux: Acid reflux is acid from the stomach going up the esophagus and causing pain from irritation. Usually diet is the most common cause of acid reflux. ... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Schneider
Integrative Medicine 46 years experience
Under arms: Underarm odor is caused by certain glands in the arm pits. It's natural to have a certain amount of odor and sweat in this area. Excessive odor may ... Read More
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Schneider
Integrative Medicine 46 years experience
Burning face: This is actually an adverse effect related to the steroid medication. As long as it is not seriously uncomfortable it is not necessarily doing any ha... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Schneider
Integrative Medicine 46 years experience
Cough: Heart failure is usually associated with whitish frothy sputum. Brown sputum can indicate infection. Have him check with his PCP. May need a chest ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Schneider
Integrative Medicine 46 years experience
Sore throat: A sore throat associated with a raised red ring on the tongue may be related to a virus. Certain vitamin deficiencies can also cause visual changes o... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Schneider
Integrative Medicine 46 years experience
Integrative Medicine: Yes, Integrative Medicine is definitely accepted when practiced in an evidence based manner, meaning that there is reasonable evidence that there will... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Schneider
Integrative Medicine 46 years experience
Ayurveda Medicine: Ayurveda medicine is traditional Indian medicine. It differs significantly from traditional western medicine and requires someone specifically trained... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Schneider
Integrative Medicine 46 years experience
Face swelling: Yes, you need to be concerned of any facial swelling that can cause swelling of the eye. This could be infection that requires antibiotics. Allergie... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Schneider
Integrative Medicine 46 years experience
Integrative Medicine: It not only takes special education not normally given in medical school until recently (integrative medicine program at the University of Arizona und... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Schneider
Integrative Medicine 46 years experience
Weight loss: Unfortunately, effective weight loss takes time and effort. Through a good diet and exercise program expect to lose 3-5 pounds per month. Carbohydra... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Schneider
Integrative Medicine 46 years experience
Head Numbness: Intermittent head numbness lasting 2 minutes may be caused by irritation of one of the cranial nerves. May be more serious if associated with headach... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Schneider
Integrative Medicine 46 years experience
Weight loss: Unfortunately, it is not realistic to lose 20 pounds in 4 weeks. Over the counter drugs or diet plans promoting this type of rapid weight loss are of... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Schneider
Integrative Medicine 46 years experience
Air Bubbles: Air bubbles in the chest may be congestion or fluid accumulation. This could be associated with infection or allergic fluid accumulation. It is impo... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Schneider
Integrative Medicine 46 years experience
Drinking water: Four 16 ounce glasses of water a day should be okay for the average individual. Try substituting some drinks with electrolytes especially during the ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Schneider
Integrative Medicine 46 years experience
Facial Pain: This could be a type of allergic reaction to the wash pads. Stop using them and check with her PCP
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Schneider
Integrative Medicine 46 years experience
Allergy: Any medication has the potential of causing an allergic reaction. Whether eye drops or oral medication, a reaction that includes swelling of the thro... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Schneider
Integrative Medicine 46 years experience
Cyst.: For a painful cyst under your armpit, try seeing your primary care doctor first. You may need an antibiotic. Your PCP may even be able to drain it f... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Schneider
Integrative Medicine 46 years experience
Underarm Pain: The area under the arm is rich in sweat glands. Increased pain in this area may be due to blocked sweat glands causing a cyst. Any pain or swelling ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Schneider
Integrative Medicine 46 years experience
Tongue: Most commonly this can be related to some type of food allergy. Have your PCP take a look at them.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Schneider
Integrative Medicine 46 years experience
Online: Not aware of any online integrative medicine help programs. Next best thing is to ask questions through Health Tap and request a virtual consult with ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Schneider
Integrative Medicine 46 years experience
B12: Low levels of B12 tend to be of more concern, however excess B12 which yours is can create problems as well. It would be best to check with your PCP ... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Schneider
Integrative Medicine 46 years experience
Nodule: Depending on how long it has been there it could be a type of skin lesion, or possibly early skin infection. See your PCP and have it checked out.
A female asked:
Dr. Richard Schneider
Integrative Medicine 46 years experience
Swollen areola: Itching is actually a minor form of pain. Swelling and redness may indicate an infection. Check with your PCP.
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Schneider
Integrative Medicine 46 years experience
Thyroid Disease: Depending on the type of thyroid disease, the first lab test may be a TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) which can help diagnose both high and low thyr... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Richard Schneider
Integrative Medicine 46 years experience
Nose Trauma: The nose is primarily made of cartilage which is very flexible. Just pressing on the nose is unlikely to cause serious damage. On the other hand if ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Schneider
Integrative Medicine 46 years experience
Blood pressure: Besides medication, other methods to lower blood pressure would include weight reduction, limiting salt intake, quitting smoking, exercise, possibly t... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Schneider
Integrative Medicine 46 years experience
OCD: Inability to control sexual problems can lead to potentially serious psychosocial consequences, not only for you, but for others. Seek counseling to ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Richard Schneider
Integrative Medicine 46 years experience
Wrist pain: Probably not the veins themselves. Depending on your age could be arthritis, gout. Check with your PCP for a more definitive diagnosis.
A female asked:
Dr. Richard Schneider
Integrative Medicine 46 years experience
Fingernail pain: Your may have gotten a small splinter under the nail. Check with your PCP to assess and treat appropriately.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Schneider
Integrative Medicine 46 years experience
Neck Pain: This is most likely some type of nerve irritation in your age group. It could be as simple as a superficial nerve irritation (neuritis), or possibly ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Schneider
Integrative Medicine 46 years experience
Weight loss: Unfortunately, effective weight loss takes time and effort. Through a good diet and exercise program expect to lose 3-5 pounds per month. Carbohydra... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Schneider
Integrative Medicine 46 years experience
Sore Gum: red spots as well as white spots on the lining of the mouth and gums can be caused by viruses. Best to have your PCP check and make sure. Medication m... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Schneider
Integrative Medicine 46 years experience
Zyrtec (cetirizine): Although on rare occasion Zyrtec (cetirizine) may be taken twice a day, it can cause drowsiness. Check with your PCP for a more effective way to trea... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Schneider
Integrative Medicine 46 years experience
Knee pain: Cortisone injections in the knee help reduce inflammation and pain. Unfortunately, they do not always work. It's important to let the doctor know ab... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Schneider
Integrative Medicine 46 years experience
Genital warts: Medical hypnosis has sometimes been associated with regression of warts. The exact mechanism is not known. Topical treatment can be discussed with y... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Schneider
Integrative Medicine 46 years experience
Migraines: Migraines are severe headaches that can have a number of triggers, loud noise being one of them. Also, red wine, certain types of aged cheese, weathe... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Schneider
Integrative Medicine 46 years experience
Tooth infection: If you have a tooth infection it can cause pain and swelling of part of the face. While you need to see your dentist to evaluate a tooth infection an... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Richard Schneider
Integrative Medicine 46 years experience
Lymphedema: Removing lymph nodes may lead to a problem called lymphedema. This is build up of fluid beyond where the lymph nodes were removed. For instance if l... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Schneider
Integrative Medicine 46 years experience
Infection: This could be an infection, possibly one resistant to certain antibiotics (MRSA). Have your PCP check it out. In the meantime you could try over the ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Richard Schneider
Integrative Medicine 46 years experience
Dilution: Drinking a lot of liquid, especially plain water can cause electrolyte problems (sodium, potassium) which can cause illness. If drinking quite a bit ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Richard Schneider
Integrative Medicine 46 years experience
Vision: Washing your face after using the computer for a prolonged period of time should not affect your vision and should be soothing. On the other hand you... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Schneider
Integrative Medicine 46 years experience
Nose Bump: A bump on the side of the nose could be either a small cyst, infection or a skin growth. You should have a doctor look at it to be certain whether it... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Schneider
Integrative Medicine 46 years experience
Nasopharyngeal: Nasopharyngeal is best addressed by traditional Western medicine, although integrative medicine can offer ways to compliment this and help boost the i... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Schneider
Integrative Medicine 46 years experience
Hyperemisis gravidar: Besides a physical exam, checking for low blood pressure or high pulse, your doctor may want to check a blood count and test the urine for ketones. T... Read More

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Apr 12, 2015
Integrative Medicine
HealthTap member
Oct 16, 2016
I highly recommend Dr. Schneider. He is an example of what good doctors should be!!!
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Schneider is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
Thanks Dr. Schneider. I forgot that I have a tendency towards very thick adhesions. This makes sense. I will follow up with my PCP. Have a good day!
HealthTap member
Thanks for your quick reply! Thanks a bunch. I've realized that chocolate also gives me migraines.
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Thanks for your quick reply! thank u,what if i took the pills once a day for 10 days?can that work

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Wayne State University School of Medicine, MI
Graduated 1976MD

Residency

PROVIDENCE HOSPITAL
Completed 1979

Awards

Top Integrative Medicine Specialist, Third Place, National - Spring
2015
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