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Dr. Tamara Modilevsky

Internal Medicine
Sylmar, CA
55 years experience female

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Retired, after 46 years of practicing Internal Medicine, Currently volunteering in an outpatient clinic of a teaching hospital

Specialties
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Internal Medicine

Languages spoken

English, Hebrew, Russian

Doctor Q&A

56 Answers
35 Agrees
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tamara Modilevsky
Internal Medicine 55 years experience
Need EKG: There are several possible causes for tachycardia, you have to be examined by your doctor. Sudden onset of fast heart beat might be just secondary to... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tamara Modilevsky
Internal Medicine 55 years experience
Postnasal drip: Do you smoke? People who smoke frequently have cough in the morning, usually with sputum production..Most likely you have postnasal drip.
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tamara Modilevsky
Internal Medicine 55 years experience
Not caused by ETOH: Hepatitis B is not caused by alcohol use, however if you are alcohol intoxicated , you are more likely to have an unprotected sex which can be a cause... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tamara Modilevsky
Internal Medicine 55 years experience
Use loose bra: Are you postpartum and breastfeeding? If not, you might have so called fibrocystic breast changes. Ask you doctor to examine your breasts. Using loo... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tamara Modilevsky
Internal Medicine 55 years experience
See a doctor: You have to have a neurological examination performed by your primary care doctor or neurologist to rule out possible complications of indoor skydivin... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Tamara Modilevsky
Internal Medicine 55 years experience
Throw it away: Do as recommended by the pharmaceutical company
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tamara Modilevsky
Internal Medicine 55 years experience
Stress symptoms: Stress can certainly cause abdominal muscles tightening. There are many individual reactions to mental stress, muscle tightening in any areas of your ... Read More
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tamara Modilevsky
Internal Medicine 55 years experience
Never used alone: Methyl testosterone can be added to estrogen for a patient with severe hot flashes. This combination is sometimes used after bilateral oophorectomy w... Read More
A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tamara Modilevsky
Internal Medicine 55 years experience
See your doctor: Leg swelling can be secondary to either heart failure or deep vein insufficiency in your legs. Also kidney or liver disease can sometimes cause leg sw... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tamara Modilevsky
Internal Medicine 55 years experience
No: This is not a side effect of angiotensin receptor blocker or hydrochlorthiazide. Karvezide is a combination of the above mentioned medications.
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tamara Modilevsky
Internal Medicine 55 years experience
Tight muscles: The short lasting stabbing chest pain in a otherwise healthy 19 year old male are usually related to tightness of chest muscles provoked by anxiety. T... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tamara Modilevsky
Internal Medicine 55 years experience
See you gynecologist: There might be a problem with the Intrauterine device positioning causing uterine irritation with referred pain to your internal hip.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tamara Modilevsky
Internal Medicine 55 years experience
See a doctor: It might be a hematoma from bumping your head and forgetting about it, if it does not go away or significantly decrease within couple of days, see a d... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tamara Modilevsky
Internal Medicine 55 years experience
You can not: Cold sore on your lip is caused by a different herpes virus than the genital herpes virus.
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tamara Modilevsky
Internal Medicine 55 years experience
Have one drink a day: Unless you are on certain meds or have diabetes or liver disease , one alcoholic drink a day is allowed and is recommended for cardiovascular disease ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tamara Modilevsky
Internal Medicine 55 years experience
See a doctor: You have to be examined by your primary care provider or gynecologist, most likely you have some kind of vaginitis and cervicitis.
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tamara Modilevsky
Internal Medicine 55 years experience
They interact: Zantac (ranitidine) and Pantolac might potentiate alcohol effect on your body and your brain. Spacing might not help because these medications have a... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tamara Modilevsky
Internal Medicine 55 years experience
Viral syndrome: You have symptoms of viral upper respiratory tract infection which requires rest, plenty of fluids and over the counter anticongestants. However your ... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tamara Modilevsky
Internal Medicine 55 years experience
Chronic pancreatitis: I do not believe that you have chronic pancreatitis because the CT scan is described as normal, also you do not mention that you have diarrhea or gre... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tamara Modilevsky
Internal Medicine 55 years experience
Abdominal distention: You have to have a full physical examination to find out why your belly is distended. IBS is a diagnosis of exclusion. That means that other possible ... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tamara Modilevsky
Internal Medicine 55 years experience
Mild ALT elevation: Alcohol usually causes AST elevation. Ask your doctor to do full liver test panel. Your Alt is going down. I would not worry if all other liver test... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tamara Modilevsky
Internal Medicine 55 years experience
Possible: Perception of your allergy symptoms might be more intense when you are stressed out.
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tamara Modilevsky
Internal Medicine 55 years experience
Do not take another : The dose of Claritin (loratadine) is 10 mg a day. Do not take more then recommended daily dose.
A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tamara Modilevsky
Internal Medicine 55 years experience
ASA for AF: ASA 81 mg can be taken any time of the day after meals. However it will not prevent thromboembolic stroke from AF. Other medications, such as warfari... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tamara Modilevsky
Internal Medicine 55 years experience
Wait till tomorrow: You might get period or not get it. You will see. If you are several days late, get pregnancy test.
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tamara Modilevsky
Internal Medicine 55 years experience
Deconditioning: If you are otherwise healthy, have no known heart disease, no anemia or other health conditions- your high heart rate when you exercise is most likely... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tamara Modilevsky
Internal Medicine 55 years experience
CT of lower back: See your doctor and get physical examination. You might need CT of lower back to rule out fluid collection or muscle damage with muscle spasm causing... Read More
A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tamara Modilevsky
Internal Medicine 55 years experience
Get CXR first: You have to see a primary care physician and get CXR because of cough with bloody sputum. If you have problems with swallowing you have to get upper e... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tamara Modilevsky
Internal Medicine 55 years experience
As long as you can: At your age (assuming that you are healthy), you can walk as long as you feel fine.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tamara Modilevsky
Internal Medicine 55 years experience
See a doctor: You have to be evaluated by a physician. You most likely need stool tests to rule intestinal parasites and also other tests might be needed particular... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tamara Modilevsky
Internal Medicine 55 years experience
Possible: Vaginal dryness and itching can be side effects of Famcyclovir
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tamara Modilevsky
Internal Medicine 55 years experience
You do not specify : What part of you back is hurting when you swallow? If this is your middle back, it might be esophageal problem. If it lasts only for a short while, i... Read More
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tamara Modilevsky
Internal Medicine 55 years experience
Aveeno (oatmeal) products: Use liquid skin wash products for a very dry skin, they usually contain Shea butter. Use skin moisturizers after shower. Use special shampoo for dandr... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tamara Modilevsky
Internal Medicine 55 years experience
See a doctor: You have a high fever and skin rash on your forehead. You have to be examined by your doctor as soon as possible, particularly because your have diabe... Read More
A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tamara Modilevsky
Internal Medicine 55 years experience
See neurologist: He might have Parkinsonism symptoms induced by his antidepressant medication. I would see neurologist ASAP. Speak with his psychiatrist Immediately!
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tamara Modilevsky
Internal Medicine 55 years experience
No problems: Stool color changes depending on what food you eat, unless you stool is tarry black and loose, you do not have to worry. Eating beet will cause your ... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tamara Modilevsky
Internal Medicine 55 years experience
Seborrheic dermatiti: You are describing what sounds like seborrheic dermatitis Ask you doctor to prescribe topical Clindamycin solution or Metrogel for facial use
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tamara Modilevsky
Internal Medicine 55 years experience
They do not: All blood tests are usually normal in patients with Essential Hypertension. They can be abnormal in patients with hypertension secondary to renal dise... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tamara Modilevsky
Internal Medicine 55 years experience
Low carb diet: Restrict carbohydrates in your diet and exercise, walking fast every day for 30-40 minutes might be enough. Your facial fat will also decrease once y... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tamara Modilevsky
Internal Medicine 55 years experience
Possibly: There are a lot of very effective and not expensive hair conditioners available. I would try them first. Rain water is very good for washing your hai... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tamara Modilevsky
Internal Medicine 55 years experience
Need work up: You have to see your doctor for further evaluation. Echocardiogram and stress test are most likely indicated to rule out coronary heart disease. You a... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tamara Modilevsky
Internal Medicine 55 years experience
You need work up: You need to go to your doctor and send stool sample to rule out parasites(worms) in your intestinal tract, also stool has to be examined for presence... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tamara Modilevsky
Internal Medicine 55 years experience
Eat and drink: You most likely have an upper esophageal sphincter dysfunction after you vomited several times today. It is unclear why you had vomiting, more history... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tamara Modilevsky
Internal Medicine 55 years experience
Yes: He should see his doctor and get strep throat test. However it can only be done when he has sore throat. If the test is positive, he will be treated ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Tamara Modilevsky
Internal Medicine 55 years experience
Arthritis: You have to see your primary care physician who will order shoulder X-ray. Because you have pain on movements in your shoulder, you most likely have a... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tamara Modilevsky
Internal Medicine 55 years experience
Less cough: When you are recovering from acute bronchitis or exacerbation of chronic bronchitis - you are having less cough, less sputum production, your sputum i... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tamara Modilevsky
Internal Medicine 55 years experience
Cetirizine dose 10mg: The recommended daily dose of Cetirizine is 10 mg, I would not recommended taking higher dose, it is not treatment for anxiety, only for symptoms of a... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tamara Modilevsky
Internal Medicine 55 years experience
High Blood pressure: Your blood pressure is high. You have to implement life style changes, including low salt diet and weight reduction, if you are overweight or obese. M... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tamara Modilevsky
Internal Medicine 55 years experience
Yes: Non alcoholic fatty liver can cause portal hypertension which is a cause of spleen enlargement. Portal hypertension means that there is increased pres... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tamara Modilevsky
Internal Medicine 55 years experience
See a doctor: If this is a wide area of swelling and redness, it might be an infection of your arm, called cellulitis. Your should see a doctor ASAP

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Modilevsky is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Modilevsky is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thanks Use both E & T. Bad side effects from T. Other women say T only
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thanks for quick reply. Alredy had MRI clear oh well just keep going.
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This saved my life. Thank You! Can I count my alcoholic drinks calories with my 1200

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

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Medical/Graduate school

Riga Medical Institute, Latvia
Graduated 1967MD

Residency

LAC+USC MEDICAL CENTER

Awards

Top General Internist, Second Place, Los Angeles Region - Summer
2014
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