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Dr. Eric Chevlen

Internal Medicine - Oncology
Youngstown, OH
48 years experience male

About

Bio

I have 30 years experience in medical oncology, hematology, and pain medicine.

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 - Oncology

Hematology

Medical Oncology

Pain Management

Palliative Care

Licenses

United States: California, Ohio, Pennsylvania

Doctor Q&A

624 Answers
62 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Chevlen
Internal Medicine - Oncology 48 years experience
Not migraine: to me this brief description is more descriptive of cluster headache or chronic paroxysmal hemicrania. These diseases usually respond to treatment. M... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Chevlen
Internal Medicine - Oncology 48 years experience
See specialist: CRPS is a variable, poorly understood, and difficult to treat disorder. I recommend you seek specialist care from pain specialist, if possible at an a... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Eric Chevlen
Internal Medicine - Oncology 48 years experience
Lady fingers?: An unusual problem, to be sure. If other people agree that your hand tastes sweet, the anomaly is in your hand. If not, the anomaly is in your tongue.... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Eric Chevlen
Internal Medicine - Oncology 48 years experience
Sounds normal: That sounds normal. I recommend you discuss this with a trusted older friend or relative, such as mother, grandmother, aunt, etc.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Chevlen
Internal Medicine - Oncology 48 years experience
Quite different: Mast cell tumors are rare malignancies that originate in the skin. Abscesses are common, basically pus pockets due to infection. Abscesses are treated... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Chevlen
Internal Medicine - Oncology 48 years experience
See doctor ASAP: I assume you mean you have back pain and swollen lymph nodes. You should see a doctor promptly. Chronically swollen lymph nodes may be due to cancer... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Chevlen
Internal Medicine - Oncology 48 years experience
Withdrawal?: Vicodin is an opiod (narcotic) pain reliever. Sudden reductions in dose can cause withdrawal. Anxiety is one of the symptoms of withdrawal. Discuss ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Chevlen
Internal Medicine - Oncology 48 years experience
Inhibits enzyme: The drug fits precisely into a "pocket" in the enzyme encoded by the mutant gene, blocking the enzyme's function.
A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Chevlen
Internal Medicine - Oncology 48 years experience
No diff: The prognosis of someone diagnosed today with a liver metastasis of a colon cancer diagnosed a few years ago is not different from that of someone pre... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Eric Chevlen
Internal Medicine - Oncology 48 years experience
You need exam: Yes, you do. Constant rectal bleeding may be a sign of serious problem. See a surgeon or gastroenterologist for lower endoscopy. You probably need ir... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Chevlen
Internal Medicine - Oncology 48 years experience
Yes and no: There are sublingual and transmucosal forms of fentanyl, available as oral sprays, films, dissolving tablets, and nose spray. It is NOT widely used f... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Eric Chevlen
Internal Medicine - Oncology 48 years experience
No: Iron pills have no impact on menstruatipn. They can, however, help iron deficiency anemia, which is often caused by menstruation.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Chevlen
Internal Medicine - Oncology 48 years experience
Mom needs to see doc: There is a neurological disorder called narcolepsy in which people fall asleep inappropriately, and experience sudden loss of mucle tone with emotiona... Read More
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eric Chevlen
Internal Medicine - Oncology 48 years experience
Yes: Methadone does not prevent athletic activity.However, most men taking methadone have reduced serum testosterone levels as a result of that drug therap... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Chevlen
Internal Medicine - Oncology 48 years experience
Yes: While HPV infection increases the risk of cervical cancer as compared with women who have no exposure to HPV, still, the majority of HPV-infected wome... Read More
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eric Chevlen
Internal Medicine - Oncology 48 years experience
Yes: The loperamide is not absorbed. It works only in the gut. Therefore it won't have additive opiod effect elsewhere.
A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Chevlen
Internal Medicine - Oncology 48 years experience
See doctor: Low back pain with loss of bladder control is worrisome for a serious problem involving the sacral nerves, which inner ate the bladder and skin of but... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Eric Chevlen
Internal Medicine - Oncology 48 years experience
Curative or useless: Do you mean radiation therapy? That's a treatment which can cure some cancers, and has no useful role in the treatment of other cancers. It all depen... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eric Chevlen
Internal Medicine - Oncology 48 years experience
No problem: What you describe is common, especially if nap ends in vivid dream. It's harmless. But if you snore heavily at night and have obstructed breathing, an... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Chevlen
Internal Medicine - Oncology 48 years experience
Scam: Skinny Fiber is of no proven benefit. It's not even theoretically beneficial. The only thing that's likely to get skinnier is your wallet. Are the ... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eric Chevlen
Internal Medicine - Oncology 48 years experience
Probably: There are no clinical trials addressing this specific question. It's likely that those drugs will reduce headache of acute HIV just as they reduce hea... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Chevlen
Internal Medicine - Oncology 48 years experience
Yes: Recent sexual intercourse does not interfere with performance or interpretation of a Pap smear.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Chevlen
Internal Medicine - Oncology 48 years experience
Max. Sinus disease: You describe dysfunction of the infraorbital nerve. It traverses the roof of the maxillary sinus to innervate the area you describe. Possible causes i... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eric Chevlen
Internal Medicine - Oncology 48 years experience
Healthy?: These laboratory data do not indicate any disease. Lymph nodes smaller than 1cm are seldom evidence of disease. Whether YOU are healthy, I cannot say,... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eric Chevlen
Internal Medicine - Oncology 48 years experience
Meige's syndrome?: Your symptoms suggest a rare neurological disorder called Meige's syndrome. That disease is quite annoying to the patient, but is not life-threatening... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Chevlen
Internal Medicine - Oncology 48 years experience
No.: We can't even diagnose it online!
A female asked:
Dr. Eric Chevlen
Internal Medicine - Oncology 48 years experience
No.: Ginger tea is neither beneficial nor harmful for people with prostate cancer.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Chevlen
Internal Medicine - Oncology 48 years experience
No problem: yesterday's tomatoes won't impair tomorrow's colonoscopy.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Chevlen
Internal Medicine - Oncology 48 years experience
This is steatorrhea.: People with pancreatic cancer (and other diseases of the pancreas) are unable to mix enzymes normally made in the pancreas with the food in the small ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Chevlen
Internal Medicine - Oncology 48 years experience
Pregnancy: One possibility is that you are pregnant, and the "light period" you had was implantation bleeding. It's time to do a home urine pregnancy test.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Chevlen
Internal Medicine - Oncology 48 years experience
PGAD: You may have a disease called persistent genital arousal disorder.There has recently been discovered a link between PGAD and the more common restless ... Read More
A 72-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eric Chevlen
Internal Medicine - Oncology 48 years experience
See doc: A new lump in a man your age calls for evaluation, since cancer may present that way. Don't guess or ask your friends or online docs; see a doctor in ... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eric Chevlen
Internal Medicine - Oncology 48 years experience
Yes.: Minor pain which is fleeting is not a health problem.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Chevlen
Internal Medicine - Oncology 48 years experience
It doesn't.: Foltanx is a combination of vitamins. It has no proven benefit in management of neuropathy.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Chevlen
Internal Medicine - Oncology 48 years experience
Labs not problem: These blood tests are unremarkable. The key question is why you were bleeding from the esophagus, and what the nature of that polyp was. Discuss that... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eric Chevlen
Internal Medicine - Oncology 48 years experience
Not likely lead: It's VERY unlikely you got lead poisoning from such brief exposure.On the list of possible causes of headache, lead poisoning is very low.
A female asked:
Dr. Eric Chevlen
Internal Medicine - Oncology 48 years experience
Carry on: Lupus anticoagulant has a misleading name. Most people who have it don't have lupus, and it is more often associated with excessive clotting than insu... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Eric Chevlen
Internal Medicine - Oncology 48 years experience
See doctor: You need to see a doctor. Possibilities include chronic bronchitis, lung cancer, bronchiecstasis, etc.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Chevlen
Internal Medicine - Oncology 48 years experience
See MD: some rare diseases can cause this, such as insulin-secreting tumor of pancreas. Also, some common diseases. See a doctor. You'll likely need CT scan o... Read More
A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eric Chevlen
Internal Medicine - Oncology 48 years experience
Probably not: the straining of constipation need not involve chest muscles. If you will contine taking opiod, PREVENT constipation by taking senna (perhaps with sto... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Chevlen
Internal Medicine - Oncology 48 years experience
No. : No. It's as safe as ever.
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Chevlen
Internal Medicine - Oncology 48 years experience
Get a second opinion: migraine should not cause facial numbness and back pain.
A male asked:
Dr. Eric Chevlen
Internal Medicine - Oncology 48 years experience
Fungal infection: By far the most common cause of this is an annoying but harmless fungal infection of the skin. Fungi like to live where it's warm and moist. Simple m... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Chevlen
Internal Medicine - Oncology 48 years experience
Not pancreas cancer: These symptoms are not typical of pancreas cancer, it is rare among people 35 years old, and (if present) would be detectable by abdominal CT scan.
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Chevlen
Internal Medicine - Oncology 48 years experience
Ask him.: Perhaps doctor is investing other possibilities. A normal direct Coombs test is strong evidence against autoimmune hemolytic anemia. Slighty high po... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Chevlen
Internal Medicine - Oncology 48 years experience
Yes.: Yes. The probiotics are likely worthless, but should not interfere with Zoloft (sertraline).
A male asked:
Dr. Eric Chevlen
Internal Medicine - Oncology 48 years experience
Safe: Getting a tattoo is no more dangerous for someone with PRV (polycythemia rubra vera) than it is for anyone else.
A female asked:
Dr. Eric Chevlen
Internal Medicine - Oncology 48 years experience
See doctor ASAP: A number of different severe problems can cause this. She should see a doctor promptly.
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Chevlen
Internal Medicine - Oncology 48 years experience
Don't know: Yourr problems are too complex for our advice to be helpful. Ask your doctor.
A member asked:
Dr. Eric Chevlen
Internal Medicine - Oncology 48 years experience
Huge range: Possibilities range from trivial (infected hair follicle) to dreadful (cancer). You'll need an exam to know for sure.

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Nov 4, 2014
Dr Eric Chevlen is an excellent physician very knowledgeable,passionate and on the top of his field he is a great value to the peolpe of OHIO and to the family of health tap
Nov 29, 2014
Dr. Chevlen is a very knowledgeable and compassionate doctor who gives practical and sensible advice. I enjoy reading his answers. Highly recommended,
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Chevlen is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Sorry, but you obviously are not aware of the condition I have. My lungs may not be totally dry, but they feel dry and it makes it really hard to breathe! And I have a lot of fatigue!help!
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Ill speak to my surgeon, it is located in the large intestine at the sigma their saying a lipoma on the right in the sigma right before the small inte
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Probably right and would be expected by her. Same time, Spanish culture focuses that the man be stronger at times like this. Will work it out. Bye!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

The Ohio State University College of Medicine, OH
Graduated 1974MD

Residency

Mt. Sinai Hospital, Cleveland, OH

Awards

Top Oncologist , First Place, Ohio - Summer
2014
Most Influential Doctor, Third Place, Youngstown Region - Summer
2014
Top Oncologist , Second Place, National - Fall
2014
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