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Dr. Gregory Gilbert

Emergency Medicine
Stanford, CA
24 years experience male

Locations

Stanford Emergency Department

Stanford, CA

Address

300 Pasteur Rd, Stanford, CA, US
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 8:00am - 11am
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Insurances accepted

Blue Cross of California

About

Bio

I'm an Emergency Medicine Physicians that specializes in prehospital care and medico legal cases. Have been used as an expert witness for plaintiff or defendant and in civil cases. Have expertise in all areas and recent cases have involved gynecologic, orthopedic, radiologic, and gastrointestinal.

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.

Emergency Medicine

Licenses

United States: California

Doctor Q&A

127 Answers
38 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A female asked:
Dr. Gregory Gilbert
Emergency Medicine 24 years experience
Oxygen level normal?: Oxygen can be harmful if it is in excess. If the oxygen saturation is normal or above 94%, there is no need to give oxygen and it is actually harmful.... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Gilbert
Emergency Medicine 24 years experience
Could be: You could get pregnant, but hormones that pregnancy test test for are after implantation and the body starts producing the hormone.
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Gilbert
Emergency Medicine 24 years experience
Seems awfully young: See a professional. While anything is possible, it seems young to be developing this disorder. If you are concerned that the person is having severe... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Gilbert
Emergency Medicine 24 years experience
Surgery: This is a surgical procedure. Sounds like you have a mass or tumor that needs to be removed. Depending on how extensive the resection is determines ... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Gilbert
Emergency Medicine 24 years experience
Not easily: Hi Betty, you are clearly seeing a physician for this and I would stick with that approach. Sounds like you have lots of pain from the things you hav... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Gregory Gilbert
Emergency Medicine 24 years experience
No: Not all females. Many times during sports the Hymen can get broken and therefore won't experience bleeding.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Gilbert
Emergency Medicine 24 years experience
No way to know: Clinically there is no real reason to distinguish between these different dates of conception. If it is to determine the father, a paternity test is ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Gilbert
Emergency Medicine 24 years experience
Not necessarily bad: It is hard to know what you mean. A period lasts for a number of days, so are you saying that you have a bowel movement the entire time? Yes that wo... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gregory Gilbert
Emergency Medicine 24 years experience
Sleep Hygiene: Sorry to make you follow a link, but this gives you some great tips to try: http://sleepfoundation.org/ask-the-expert/sleep-hygiene This is probably... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gregory Gilbert
Emergency Medicine 24 years experience
Call 911: I wouldn't take a chance. Call 911. You should get checked out. Drinking water causing pain is atypical, but chest pain after strenuous exercise is... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Gilbert
Emergency Medicine 24 years experience
See your MD: It is unlikely you will ever be able to take metronidazole for your BV as you are now, from what I can determine, colonized with bacteria that is resi... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Gilbert
Emergency Medicine 24 years experience
Maybe: Why do you think it is a bat bite? Did you see a bat? Why couldn't it be a rat bite? Or a cat bite? Are there a lot of bats where you live? Were ... Read More
A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gregory Gilbert
Emergency Medicine 24 years experience
The ? is not clear: I know you have limited space to ask your question, but the way this is asked no answer is possible. I'd recommend seeing a dermatologist since this ... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Gilbert
Emergency Medicine 24 years experience
Not much: You should really ask a dentist, but here's what little I know. Avoid red wine, coffee, colored drinks. You can always use whiteners or bleaches, bu... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Gilbert
Emergency Medicine 24 years experience
Second Opinion: You could get a second opinion, which I guess is what I am on some level! ;-) If it is just a cyst, then a wait and approach attitude seems fine. The... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Gilbert
Emergency Medicine 24 years experience
Could: If it just happens for one month, I probably wouldn't worry to much about it as lots of things can affect your period including stress, exercise, and ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Gilbert
Emergency Medicine 24 years experience
Probably not: "Morning sickness" doesn't have to occur to have a healthy pregnancy. Maybe you are through the worst of it. If you experience bleeding or spotting,... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Gilbert
Emergency Medicine 24 years experience
No photo seen: You should be seeing a gynecologist with your pregnancy and they can let you know how well your pregnancy is progressing.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Gilbert
Emergency Medicine 24 years experience
Yup: Yes you can, although you do not need to.
A female asked:
Dr. Gregory Gilbert
Emergency Medicine 24 years experience
Unclear-See a MD: Probably worth getting seen and checked out. Could be that you have a Urinary tract infection. Seems hard to believe, but maybe a sexually transmitt... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Gilbert
Emergency Medicine 24 years experience
Everyone's different: I would say over a week seems to be the longer end of a period. That being said, it could certainly go on longer, but there are usually some hormonal... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Gilbert
Emergency Medicine 24 years experience
On birth control?: While it is true you can breast feed and not get pregnant, most of the time it is recommended you be on birth control. So are you? That being said, g... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Gilbert
Emergency Medicine 24 years experience
Osteoporosis: Your body will just get the calcium it needs from your bones. This will make the bones become more brittle quicker. If you don't take Vitamin D, you... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Gilbert
Emergency Medicine 24 years experience
Check another hpt: I'd check another home pregnancy test today. If still negative, probably not.
A female asked:
Dr. Gregory Gilbert
Emergency Medicine 24 years experience
How high's the fever: That seems a little odd. Usually there is NO fever with an allergic reaction. Probably worth getting checked out if you are not feeling well and the... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Gregory Gilbert
Emergency Medicine 24 years experience
Teeth?: What's yellow, your teeth? A dentist should be able to bleach your teeth if you need and once you get your braces removed, things will balance out. ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Gregory Gilbert
Emergency Medicine 24 years experience
Nope: Sounds like you broke the blood vessels underneath with all your scratching. That being said, do you bruise easily? If you do and this is not an iso... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Gilbert
Emergency Medicine 24 years experience
Sort of: There are some exam findings that change when a woman is pregnant. A gravid uterus (pregnant belly) is a dead give away. Other exam findings include... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gregory Gilbert
Emergency Medicine 24 years experience
No: Asbestos exposure is usually from it falling from above you and you inhaling it. This seems unlikely, if not impossible, in the scenario you have pre... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Gilbert
Emergency Medicine 24 years experience
Good advice: I think the advice you are giving your friend is appropriate. Alcohol can lower the seizure threshold and lead to more seizures. It can also lead to... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gregory Gilbert
Emergency Medicine 24 years experience
Orthopedic MD: See an orthopedic MD. I'd do whatever they suggest. Most of the time they do NOT operate on a clavicle fracture. We've also stopped using figure 8 ... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gregory Gilbert
Emergency Medicine 24 years experience
See your regular MD: I'm not that worried by those numbers, but there must be some reason you are checking your sugar in the first place. Your regular physician can run s... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Gilbert
Emergency Medicine 24 years experience
Tough to say: Perhaps you were lacking some electrolytes that your body needed replaced and that is why. Maybe this increase in electrolytes allowed osmosis to occ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Gilbert
Emergency Medicine 24 years experience
That's a new one: I would guess that you have dry eyes. Try using a moisturizing drop or natural tears. Both are available over the counter. If it seems more than th... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Gilbert
Emergency Medicine 24 years experience
How are you feeling?: The reason this hasn't been answered is because lots of things can cause what you have described. Are you having fevers? Do you smoke? Are the symp... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Gilbert
Emergency Medicine 24 years experience
Speculum exam?: Maybe one of the female physicians can answer this better than I, but I would expect that it would be similar to a speculum exam by a gynecologist. I... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Gilbert
Emergency Medicine 24 years experience
Maybe: While unlikely, anything is possible. If you want to be sure, use a condom or some other form of birth control.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Gilbert
Emergency Medicine 24 years experience
None: Spider bites do not usually cause these symptoms. Anxiety could. It would be extremely rare that a black widow bite could cause these symptoms, but a... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Gilbert
Emergency Medicine 24 years experience
Yes: Yes and Yes to both questions.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Gilbert
Emergency Medicine 24 years experience
Probably: No blood? Baby acting fine and eating normal? No fevers? Probably a bowel movement moving back towards the normal bowel movements the child was hav... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gregory Gilbert
Emergency Medicine 24 years experience
Try a Netty Pot: Besides the obvious, go and see an ENT (Ears, Nose, and Throat) specialist, you could try out a Netty Pot. These can be purchased at your local pharm... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Gregory Gilbert
Emergency Medicine 24 years experience
Wow, that's a lot...: of Plan B. Why so much? I am assuming that you have taken another pregnancy test more recently? Assuming so, that would be reassuring this is not p... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Gilbert
Emergency Medicine 24 years experience
Probably Not: If you want to be super safe and super pro conceiving, then sure, avoid the drinks, but unlikely they will have any affect one way or the other. Plen... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Gilbert
Emergency Medicine 24 years experience
Don't be offended: Be safe, get checked. That is a large number of places to have shingles erupt all at the same time. Your physician is doing his due diligence and ma... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gregory Gilbert
Emergency Medicine 24 years experience
No: If you are really concerned you have diabetes you should go and see a physician and they can do a glucose tolerance test on you. Odds are that you ... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Gilbert
Emergency Medicine 24 years experience
Yes: Unfortunately this could be either from the Cymbalta (duloxetine) itself or the withdrawal symptoms associated with coming off of the medication. To ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Gilbert
Emergency Medicine 24 years experience
Go back?: Well, viral pleurisy, to me means, you have chest pain when you breathe after a recent cold? So with that in mind, here's what I'd recommend. First o... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Gilbert
Emergency Medicine 24 years experience
More time to tell: 2 weeks is just about when the pregnancy test becomes positive. A little more time will make the answer much clearer.
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Gilbert
Emergency Medicine 24 years experience
That's a little odd: I wouldn't expect a lower tooth to cause upper tooth pain. They are innervated by different nerves. I'd probably go and see a dentist.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Gilbert
Emergency Medicine 24 years experience
Up to 2 months: As you can imagine, your hormones get thrown off when you take emergency contraceptives. Therefore, I would say one to two cycles should get your... Read More

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Aug 16, 2014
This really could not have gone any better; wonderful first experience with HealthTap.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Gilbert is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Gilbert is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine, NY
Graduated 1998MD

Residency

Emory University

Awards

Faculty Bedside Teaching Award, Stanford-Kaiser EM Residency
HealthTap Founding Doctor

Affiliations

American Academy of Emergency Medicine
American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP)
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