Dr. Philip Schwarzman

Emergency Medicine
Marina del Rey, CA
49 years experience male

Locations

Office

Burbank, CA

Address

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

My office hours

Thursday: 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
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Schwarzman
Emergency Medicine 46 years experience
Probably : At most it may be a little less than effective. It’s not that critical.
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Schwarzman
Emergency Medicine 46 years experience
Hives: Unless you actually see the spider you just can't assume it is a spider bite. That isn't important anyway. Hives represent an allergic reaction. They ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Schwarzman
Emergency Medicine 46 years experience
Virtually no risk: Per your description, there is virtually no concern for Aortic Dissection. There are many more other reasons for your chest and back pain which if the... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Philip Schwarzman
Emergency Medicine 46 years experience
Covid-19: There is no treatment needed fro mild cases of coronavirus-80% of patients who are + for Covid-19 are asymptomatic or have mild disease. The symptoms ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Schwarzman
Emergency Medicine 46 years experience
Covid lung problems: If you have compromised lung function (COPD), that would put you at higher risk, not some scarring seen on CT. Also, since you are 35 yo, you are at l... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Schwarzman
Emergency Medicine 46 years experience
Coronavirus Transmis: Risk of transmission of Coronavirus increases with 15 minutes of face to face contact or greater than 2 hrs of contact in a contained environment.
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Schwarzman
Emergency Medicine 46 years experience
Normal: A minimal brownish discharge is nothing to be concerned about and is not suggestive of a miscarriage.
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Schwarzman
Emergency Medicine 46 years experience
Blood test: Ask your doctor (who ordered the test) how important is it to get it. If you do need to have it, follow the guidelines and it will be safe.
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Schwarzman
Emergency Medicine 46 years experience
Nothing concerning about findings. Fecal load depends on how much you have eaten and time between bowel moments.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Schwarzman
Emergency Medicine 46 years experience
Dermatitis: Hard to diagnose without seeing it. Can try over the counter steroid cream (low potency only, 1% hydrocortisone).
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Schwarzman
Emergency Medicine 46 years experience
Antacids such as mylanta,zantac,prilosec (all are no OTC). Avoid eating late. You may need to sleep with a few pillows to elevate your head. The sphin... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Schwarzman
Emergency Medicine 46 years experience
This could be dry skin that is cracking in which case you can use a moisturizer or it could be eczema. Make sure the area is kept clean and dry.
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Schwarzman
Emergency Medicine 46 years experience
No, you probably bruised yourself from the scratching and it will resolve.
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Schwarzman
Emergency Medicine 46 years experience
It’s been a week and it still hurts you probably need an x-ray to make sure you do not have a hairline fracture.
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Schwarzman
Emergency Medicine 46 years experience
There is no reason to see a neurologist if all you have is a brisk reflex.
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A member asked:
Dr. Philip Schwarzman
Emergency Medicine 46 years experience
Probably not: In the USA, an employee can't forced to be tested. However, an employer probably (I'm not a lawyer) has the right to not allow him to work.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Schwarzman
Emergency Medicine 46 years experience
Covid-19: If you currently are being treated for cancer you are immunocompromised and do have a greater risk of more serious disease. It really can't be quantif... Read More
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Dr. Philip Schwarzman
Emergency Medicine 46 years experience
Covid-19: Diabetes, hypertension, obesity, auto-immune disease,COPD,age>65 increase the possibility of more serious disease but they do not increase the ri... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Philip Schwarzman
Emergency Medicine 46 years experience
No: Face masks are helpful in preventing the spread of Covid (ie, you giving it to someone else) It is not effective in preventing you from catching it. N... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Schwarzman
Emergency Medicine 46 years experience
The half-life (time it takes for the dose to reduce by half within the body) is about 24 hrs. By now your symptoms should be improving (although that ... Read More
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A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Schwarzman
Emergency Medicine 46 years experience
Unlikely to be a problem,but if is , don't do it again. BTW, there is really no need to take a Vitamin C supplement .
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Schwarzman
Emergency Medicine 46 years experience
Nothing. it is not toxic and will pass in your stool. Fortunately it is probably deflated.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Schwarzman
Emergency Medicine 46 years experience
Fasting: 10 hrs of not eating should not typically cause any symptoms and certainly wouldn't cause any breathing issues. You can see if stopping this for a day... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Philip Schwarzman
Emergency Medicine 46 years experience
Unknown: People over the age of 65, those with chronic disease such as diabetes, hypertension and obesity are at greater risk for serious complications. Intuit... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Schwarzman
Emergency Medicine 46 years experience
Covid: Get a Covid test 5 days after your contact and quarantine until then. This assumes a significant contact, ie 15 min face to face contact without mask.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Schwarzman
Emergency Medicine 46 years experience
Umbilical Hernia: It is safe to take acetaminophen. If the pain is unbearable and does not go away you need to be concerned that the hernia is stuck (incarcerated) and ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Schwarzman
Emergency Medicine 46 years experience
Covid Again: There have been some reported cases of people getting Covid after they have already had it.Again, this is very rare .
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Schwarzman
Emergency Medicine 46 years experience
Don't: You probably mean phentermine. Don't bother, diet pills are rarely a good idea. If you need to lose weight there are many ways to do it without pills.... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Philip Schwarzman
Emergency Medicine 46 years experience
Covid-19: There are no OTCs nor is there anything else that will make you more susceptible . What does make you more susceptible is not maintaining social dista... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Schwarzman
Emergency Medicine 46 years experience
Primolut is a synthetic form of progesterone. Provera is the brand name for progesterone. They are essentially the same.
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Schwarzman
Emergency Medicine 46 years experience
It is probably a benign cyst. Try applying a warm compress to the area. If it is not getting better then see her doctor .
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Schwarzman
Emergency Medicine 46 years experience
Headache: It really depends on the type of headache. If it was the worst one in your life and occurred very suddenly, you need to go to the ER. Most headaches a... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Schwarzman
Emergency Medicine 46 years experience
It is possible if the disc bulges or herniated centrally rather than on the right or left.
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Schwarzman
Emergency Medicine 46 years experience
This type of behavior needs to be evaluated by a professional. See your pediatrician for a referral.
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Schwarzman
Emergency Medicine 46 years experience
Nothing: If the person is addicted to opiates, it could precipitate withdrawal.
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Schwarzman
Emergency Medicine 46 years experience
See a Doctor: Any child who is struggling to breath must be immediately seen at a clinic or by a doctor.
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A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Schwarzman
Emergency Medicine 46 years experience
The adult dose is 20 mg. So if you have the 10mg pill, take two.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Schwarzman
Emergency Medicine 46 years experience
Cerclage: Bleeding can occur. The amount and duration are important to know. You should get in touch with the doctor who performed the procedure to get further ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Schwarzman
Emergency Medicine 46 years experience
Cerclage: Bleeding can occur. The amount and duration are important to know. You should get in touch with the doctor who performed the procedure to get further ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Schwarzman
Emergency Medicine 46 years experience
Gastroenteritis: Start off with a mild diet-soup, eggs, rice, bananas, applesauce. Avoid whatever upsets your stomach .
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Schwarzman
Emergency Medicine 46 years experience
Thermography: Never heard of it for this problem. If insurance doesn't cover it it's probably because it is not accepted as a legitimate diagnostic modality. I woul... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Schwarzman
Emergency Medicine 46 years experience
Post nasal drip: Post nasal drip is one possibility. Mild allergies can cause this. Unless it bothers you, there is no concern for anything serious.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Schwarzman
Emergency Medicine 46 years experience
Optic Nerve: Swelling of the optic nerve is detected by funduscopic exam (the doctor looks at the back of your eye with a funduscope). CT is reserved for patients ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Schwarzman
Emergency Medicine 46 years experience
If you mean a cyst that's in your mouth (mucocele), it is harmless and should be left alone since it will usually clear up on its own in a few weeks. ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Philip Schwarzman
Emergency Medicine 46 years experience
Yes: Pain meds are used to treat pain regardless of the cause.
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Schwarzman
Emergency Medicine 46 years experience
Covid testin: There is a good chance you have Covid. Wait 5- 7 days after your last contact with her to get tested.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Schwarzman
Emergency Medicine 46 years experience
Not clear when you actually took your test but if it is after your missed period it is highly accurate.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Schwarzman
Emergency Medicine 46 years experience
According to the literature, "there is insufficient data available but it is possible that it could be excreted in breastmilk". Discuss this with your... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Schwarzman
Emergency Medicine 46 years experience
Whatever game you have the most fun with. The effect these games have on your brain is questionable, but it won't hurt.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Schwarzman
Emergency Medicine 46 years experience
The best way to deal with this is to have an evaluation by a mental health professional, eg psychiatrist or psychologist. The issues are all treatable... Read More
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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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