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Dr. Philip Schwarzman

Emergency Medicine
Marina del Rey, CA
48 years experience male

Locations

Office

Burbank, CA

Address

501 S.Buena Vista, Burbank, CA, US
Directions

My office hours

Tuesday: 12am - 12am
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Insurances accepted

Aetna

Anthem BC Life & Health Insurance Company

Blue Cross of California

CHAMPUS

Cigna

Medi-Cal

Medicare

About

Bio

I'm a graduate of the Mt. Sinai School of Medicine and completed my residency in Emergency Medicine at LA County /USC Medical Center. I have been practicing Emergency Medicine for 44 years in Burbank,California and was the Medical Director of the ER for 22 years. I am currently retired from full time practice but I recertified again in Emergency Medicine this year.

Specialties
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Emergency Medicine

Licenses

United States: California

Doctor Q&A

851 Answers
98 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Schwarzman
Emergency Medicine 45 years experience
Not every lump needs to be biopsied or even removed for that matter. A dermatologist can examine it and determine the proper course of action. It had ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Schwarzman
Emergency Medicine 45 years experience
There is a wide variety of Japanese foods. You are reacting to something. You can narrow it down by only eating one item and see if you react. This is... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Schwarzman
Emergency Medicine 45 years experience
Bloating is usually caused by swallowed air or foods that produce gas.
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Schwarzman
Emergency Medicine 45 years experience
You can try a non-prescription vaginal cream used to treat candida infections. If it doesn't help, see your doctor.
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Schwarzman
Emergency Medicine 45 years experience
Corona virus can remain viable for 24 hrs on cardboard. Regardless, it has been determined that transmission of the virus from materials and surfaces... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Schwarzman
Emergency Medicine 45 years experience
If it’s been a month you should see an orthopedic doctor who specializes in hands since you need to be evaluated for a torn ligament.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Schwarzman
Emergency Medicine 45 years experience
There is nothing g to take to "clear this". Your body is adjusting to the hormonal changes and you may spot as a result and until your period normaliz... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Schwarzman
Emergency Medicine 45 years experience
If there was no penetration of the penis into the vagina and pregnancy cannot occur.
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A member asked:
Dr. Philip Schwarzman
Emergency Medicine 45 years experience
No: Washing your hands with soap and water for 20 seconds or using a hand sanitizer helps prevent the spread of coronavirus.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Schwarzman
Emergency Medicine 45 years experience
Interactions: See if the DayQuil ( there are multiple formulations)has pseudoephederine or a decongestant in it. If so,they shouldn't be taken together.
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Schwarzman
Emergency Medicine 45 years experience
Food&Water: Your caloric need is based on your ideal body weight which would be lower because of your small stature. If you are losing weight you are not taking i... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Schwarzman
Emergency Medicine 45 years experience
See a Urologist: There are no foods that should be avoided or that can help other than excessive alcohol intake which can effect an erection. You should follow up with... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Philip Schwarzman
Emergency Medicine 45 years experience
Covid-19: 80% of Covid-19 patients will be asymptomatic or have mild symptoms. Being healthy gives you a better chance of not having serious complications.
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A member asked:
Dr. Philip Schwarzman
Emergency Medicine 45 years experience
Covis-19: All those factors are not relevant to catching the virus. If you are able to maintain social distancing (6 ft apart) and wear masks, you can safely wo... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Schwarzman
Emergency Medicine 45 years experience
Diarrhea: Diarrhea can be a side effect of Flagyl and should improve about 3 days after you stop it. Evidence based guidelines show that it is safe to take Imod... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Schwarzman
Emergency Medicine 45 years experience
Not abnormal: The "zap" is not your brain.You are most likely feeling the stretching of a muscle or ligament. Nothing of concern.
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A member asked:
Dr. Philip Schwarzman
Emergency Medicine 45 years experience
Anxiety: If you have a history of anxiety and have been on meds for this in the past and now have more anxiety, there is no problem re-starting the meds you we... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Philip Schwarzman
Emergency Medicine 45 years experience
Depends: The mortality of Covid-19 has not been firmly established but may be around 1% of patients infected. What has been established is that mortality incre... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Schwarzman
Emergency Medicine 45 years experience
Have you seen a urologist (specialist in genito-urinary problems) ? Would not ice for more than 5 min. at a time.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Schwarzman
Emergency Medicine 45 years experience
Given your age, it is unlikely that this is serious. Use a mild laxative and see what happens. If it doesn't stop, see you doctor but there is no emer... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Schwarzman
Emergency Medicine 45 years experience
Vegans/vegetarians are at risk for B12 deficiency but it usually takes a long time to deplete the B12 stores in your body. A blood test will tell you ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Schwarzman
Emergency Medicine 45 years experience
No concern and no effect on immune system.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Schwarzman
Emergency Medicine 45 years experience
Covid isolation: On Dec. 2nd, the CDC relaxed their 14 day quarantine. You can isolate for 10 days from the day you test positive (if you have no symptoms). If you had... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Schwarzman
Emergency Medicine 45 years experience
There is no need to worry about thickening of the nail bed since that will have no serious consequences. Trauma can cause this.
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Schwarzman
Emergency Medicine 45 years experience
No concern: My first question is why would a 25 y.o. be checking blood pressure unless he was being treated for hypertension or there was a valid medical indicati... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Schwarzman
Emergency Medicine 45 years experience
It is probably related to hormonal changes and is not indicative of anything serious.
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Schwarzman
Emergency Medicine 45 years experience
This is not a symptom of colon cancer especially in someone your age. Your diet can definitely contribute to your symptoms. Consider following up with... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Schwarzman
Emergency Medicine 45 years experience
While the timing makes it less likely that you would get pregnant, it is never 100%. You can wait until your next period and if you are late or miss i... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Schwarzman
Emergency Medicine 45 years experience
Yes, it is safe for everyone. We get more exposure to UV light from the sun that from water bottles.
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Schwarzman
Emergency Medicine 45 years experience
You can...: You can take it,but there is no scientific evidence that any supplement will "boost" your immune system. Save your money.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Schwarzman
Emergency Medicine 45 years experience
Not transmitted: HPV is not transmitted by handshakes. It is transmitted by vaginal,anal and less often oral contact.
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Schwarzman
Emergency Medicine 45 years experience
No: This is a minor low voltage electrical shock.
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A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Schwarzman
Emergency Medicine 45 years experience
Go to ER: Without further details, you should seek medical attention ASAP.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Schwarzman
Emergency Medicine 45 years experience
It is very safe and virtually no risk for that purpose.
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Schwarzman
Emergency Medicine 45 years experience
Abscess (boil): Since this has been going on for 2 weeks, I think it is unlikely to be helped by antibiotics. You will most likely need an I&D (incision and Drain... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Schwarzman
Emergency Medicine 45 years experience
Without knowing what the medication is and why it was prescribed your question can't be answered. You should speak to the doctor who prescribed it for... Read More
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A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Schwarzman
Emergency Medicine 45 years experience
When you say you had camera, I assume you mean a colonoscopy. What you are seeing is probably contractions of your bowel. This is normal and is more l... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Schwarzman
Emergency Medicine 45 years experience
It sounds like a viral upper respiratory infection. The only treatment is symptomatic (no antibiotics) so those meds are fine (one or the other)..
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Schwarzman
Emergency Medicine 45 years experience
Not enough information to suggest a diagnosis but it does not sound like anything that is serious so you can wait a few days before seeking medical a... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Schwarzman
Emergency Medicine 45 years experience
Arm pain/heaviness: If it's been going on or 3 months it's unlikely to be serious. if you're worried, see your doctor. Clearly not an emergency so do it when it's conveni... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Schwarzman
Emergency Medicine 45 years experience
Toilet Water: Theoretically if you got it in your eyes or mouth (assuming the toilet water was not flushed). But it's not likely.
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Schwarzman
Emergency Medicine 45 years experience
Sleep/Radiation: Unless you are sleeping inside of a nuclear reactor, you are getting the same amount of natural, background radiation that everyone gets. This is not ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Schwarzman
Emergency Medicine 45 years experience
Diarrhea: Two episodes of mild diarrhea will have no effect on your pregnancy.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Schwarzman
Emergency Medicine 45 years experience
Partially: Don't depend on a microwave to kill coronavirus. Heat kills the virus but microwaves heat food irregularly.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Schwarzman
Emergency Medicine 45 years experience
Yes: These products are safe and are minimally absorbed if at all.
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A member asked:
Dr. Philip Schwarzman
Emergency Medicine 45 years experience
Yes: 30 min at 75degree Celsius or 167 degrees Fahrenheit.
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A female asked:
Dr. Philip Schwarzman
Emergency Medicine 45 years experience
No: You would have to come in contact with the fluid that is in the blister caused by the shingles.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Schwarzman
Emergency Medicine 45 years experience
You re fine: Your symptoms will resolve and there is no danger to your health.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Schwarzman
Emergency Medicine 45 years experience
Not bad: but the combo of alcohol and Ibuprofen can be rough on your stomach if taken close together. If so,take some antacid.
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Schwarzman
Emergency Medicine 45 years experience
Get help: Based on your question,you should seek counseling from a professional. You should not assume you are a sociopath.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Schwarzman is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Schwarzman is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Nov 26, 2015
I am grateful for this doctor this Thanksgiving!
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you but could you explain in one of my other q’s the nature of glutamate rebound excitotoxicity and if benzo withdrawal would cause this? I’m just scared that I da...Read More
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Thank you Dr. Schwarzman. I'm studying for Step 2 and I kept getting confused thinking that there are three types, like, heparin, unfractionated heparin and LMWH. Thank you for helping me! :-)
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This was very helpful. Thanks! They've done an MRI of my brain along with a CT and a LumbarPuncture, but they haven't done an EEG yet

Education & Training

Residency

LA County/USC Medical Center

Awards

Top Emergency Medicine Specialist , Second Place, California - Fall
2014
American Board of Emergency Medicine-30 years of Certification
1979
HealthTap Founding Doctor

Affiliations

Fellow,American College of Emergency Medicine
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