Dr. Zach Patrick

Emergency Medicine
Midland, TX
15 years experience male

Locations

First Choice Emergency Room

Pflugerville, TX

Address

1501 FM 685, Pflugerville, TX
Directions

My office hours

Thursday: Closed
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About

Bio

I have had a diverse array of experiences in life that help me relate to many people and situations. I feel this makes me a better doctor and allows for great patient care. I've climbed mountains, jumped out of helicopters, served the country, worked in corporate life, worked for myself, play music and just try to be an all around good dude.

Specialties
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Emergency Medicine

Licenses

United States: New Mexico, Texas

Doctor Q&A

346 Answers
118 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A female asked:
Dr. Zach Patrick
Emergency Medicine 15 years experience
See your Doctor: Abdominal pain can have many complex causes. You need a physical exam to try and figure this out. Please see your doctor.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Zach Patrick
Emergency Medicine 15 years experience
See your Doctor: Abdominal pain can have many complex causes. You need a physical exam to try and figure this out. Please see your doctor.
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Zach Patrick
Emergency Medicine 15 years experience
Nothing much : The fact that he period is off of your normal cycle is most likely why you are expiring heavy flow. You may have another irregular period before you g... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Zach Patrick
Emergency Medicine 15 years experience
Yes: You hear by vibrating the tympanic membrane. So while you may not hear external sounds as well when congested you will actually hear internal noises ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Zach Patrick
Emergency Medicine 15 years experience
Depends on how: It depends on what you are doing. If you are using a device it could be that it is re-injuring an old tear. If this persists after not masterbating fo... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Zach Patrick
Emergency Medicine 15 years experience
Yes: One is an antibiotic and one is a sleep aid/mood stabilizer. There should be no problems.
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A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Zach Patrick
Emergency Medicine 15 years experience
No: that will not affect the test at all.
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Zach Patrick
Emergency Medicine 15 years experience
You can't : There is now way to repair small vessels. They just have to heal naturally. The vessel will either regrow or it won't.
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A female asked:
Dr. Zach Patrick
Emergency Medicine 15 years experience
Yes: Despite having irregular periods you are still having them. It is always possible to conceive while having periods. If you have a regular cycle most o... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Zach Patrick
Emergency Medicine 15 years experience
See a doctor: Several conditions could cause this. A detailed history and physical exam is needed. The possibilities range from ovarian cyst to appendicitis. Pleas... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Zach Patrick
Emergency Medicine 15 years experience
No: You need a sperm sample. It would be difficult to do this without his knowledge. Also you should ask yourself why you can not talk to him about such... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Zach Patrick
Emergency Medicine 15 years experience
Yes: The active ingredient in Midol is either Ibuprofen or naproxen. These are Non-Steroidal Anti Inflamatories.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Zach Patrick
Emergency Medicine 15 years experience
Exercise: Exercise for 45 mins 3x per week has been shown to be more effective than medication and therapy.
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Zach Patrick
Emergency Medicine 15 years experience
No: everyones spine has degeneration over time. This does not mean that is the source of your back pain. Very frequently it is our lack of fitness and how... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Zach Patrick
Emergency Medicine 15 years experience
Ignore: Do use warm compresses. Do not use alcohol on them. Do not try and pop it with a needle.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Zach Patrick
Emergency Medicine 15 years experience
Yes: There are no problems with this combination. She would benefit more from "googling" low back exercises for strain and doing them.
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Zach Patrick
Emergency Medicine 15 years experience
Risks of?: If you have always had regular periods and have had 2 past pregnancies then there should not be any risk from the PCOS towards the pregnancy.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Zach Patrick
Emergency Medicine 15 years experience
Heating pad: NSAIDs are the best for this, Advil (ibuprofen) or Alieve. They target the swelling, which is the cause of the pain. Otherwise a heating pad and tim... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Zach Patrick
Emergency Medicine 15 years experience
Yes: However this needs t be examined both when it is swollen and when it comes back. Your other listed conditions could point to other causes besides in... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Zach Patrick
Emergency Medicine 15 years experience
Side effects possibl: Contrast can cause kidney side effects. If you are having decreased urination, increased thirst, increased fatigue then go to the ER.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Zach Patrick
Emergency Medicine 15 years experience
Yes: this is a normal event. If you are having a lot of pain with intercourse you should see your gynecologist.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Zach Patrick
Emergency Medicine 15 years experience
Pregnancy: You could be pregnant. Take a test and follow up with your gynecologist.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Zach Patrick
Emergency Medicine 15 years experience
Yes: Gum should not have any problems. Just be careful not to get any caffeine added gums.
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Zach Patrick
Emergency Medicine 15 years experience
It is possible : Healing scars always have the chance of darkening in direct sunlight. If you are going to be out in it do your best to wear sunscreen and a wide brim ... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Zach Patrick
Emergency Medicine 15 years experience
See a doctor: Rashes are very different and require a in person evaluation to accurately diagnose and treat.
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Zach Patrick
Emergency Medicine 15 years experience
It may be: You can add this with caution. If you are currently on a pain medication that your doctor prescribed you need to check if it has Acetaminophen in it, ... Read More
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Zach Patrick
Emergency Medicine 15 years experience
Being a teen: You are getting a deep REM sleep. So long as you are energetic and feel rested there is no problem.
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Zach Patrick
Emergency Medicine 15 years experience
Yea: If it is a cigar wrapper then you are consuming tobacco as well as the marijuana. This comes with the additional byproducts like tar and chemicals use... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Zach Patrick
Emergency Medicine 15 years experience
See a doctor: Rashes are very different and require a in person evaluation to accurately diagnose and treat.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Zach Patrick
Emergency Medicine 15 years experience
Irregular period: Many things cause irregular periods. If you were having unprotected sex it is possible this was a mild miscarriage. It could also be due to normal l... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Zach Patrick
Emergency Medicine 15 years experience
Depends: There could be many causes. If he has a fever, 100.4 or higher, it could be an infection. You have traveled and exposed him to novel viruses. It could... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Zach Patrick
Emergency Medicine 15 years experience
Many possiblities: An ovarian cyst hurts due to the pressure of the fluid and the inflammation on the lining of the ovary. This will persist till the body resorbs the f... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Zach Patrick
Emergency Medicine 15 years experience
See a GYN: Heavy vaginal bleeding can have multiple causes. You need to see a doctor for this.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Zach Patrick
Emergency Medicine 15 years experience
3-4 inches: The average vagina is 3-4 inches long. The vagina can expand by 200% when sexually aroused, kind of like a balloon.
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A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Zach Patrick
Emergency Medicine 15 years experience
That is difficult: Only your gastroenterologist can help you further. You have had a lot of the standard tests.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Zach Patrick
Emergency Medicine 15 years experience
Stress: Getting married is stressful. Stress has a well known effect on changing your cycle. The old blood you are seeing is just the period you should hav... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Zach Patrick
Emergency Medicine 15 years experience
No: Anxiety is something that needs both therapy and medications. Therapy is the most important part of this and it is not able to be provided online. Ple... Read More
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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Zach Patrick
Emergency Medicine 15 years experience
Always a possibility: SSRIs are used to treat multiple conditions, mostly depression. The depression makes people not have energy to do things, the SSRI makes them feel bet... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Zach Patrick
Emergency Medicine 15 years experience
Stimulation: This sounds like it ha to do with how you are receiving clitoral stimulation. On top you control the angle of the friction, the same with masturbation... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Zach Patrick
Emergency Medicine 15 years experience
Yes: There may be some problems with the lung development causing increased breathing conditions, like colds and asthma. However most babes are for the who... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Zach Patrick
Emergency Medicine 15 years experience
See your doctor : You should not be experiencing effects from the miscarriage this far out. Please see your gynecologist.
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A female asked:
Dr. Zach Patrick
Emergency Medicine 15 years experience
No: You should never mix alcohol with Benzodiazepine medication ( also know as downers, or anxiety medication). There is a risk of stopping breathing.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Zach Patrick
Emergency Medicine 15 years experience
It is possible : It is possible for anyone even a trained radiologist to miss a fracture on Xray. If you are still having pain in a week from injury get examined again... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Zach Patrick
Emergency Medicine 15 years experience
Nerves: The nerves that go to your nose also enervate the area near your upper teeth. The pain signals will be sent along the same pathway and ill register li... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Zach Patrick
Emergency Medicine 15 years experience
See a doctor: Rashes are very different and require a in person evaluation to accurately diagnose and treat.
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Zach Patrick
Emergency Medicine 15 years experience
You can: You can eat at night, so long as you're not waking up to go eat. You want to make sure you eat more calories per day than you should.
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Zach Patrick
Emergency Medicine 15 years experience
Yes: There is research to suggest that the milk binds the beneficial components in the tea. I would drink the tea without any additions to be sure.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Zach Patrick
Emergency Medicine 15 years experience
See a doctor: Rashes are very different and require a in person evaluation to accurately diagnose and treat.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Zach Patrick
Emergency Medicine 15 years experience
No: It sounds like a normal period. When you're on long term birth control like implinad or depo you can have irregular periods. Do not worry you should r... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Zach Patrick
Emergency Medicine 15 years experience
See your doctor : There are many possible reasons you are having irregular periods. One may be the type of birth control you are on. However there are others that shoul... Read More
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Testimonials
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Jun 26, 2014
I fully recommend Dr. Patrick to anyone needing his help as he seems to care deeply about his field of Emergency Medicine. Great Physician and Colleague and asset to the community at HealthTap!
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Patrick is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Patrick is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thanks. I knew about the possible side effects of mixing this with regular antidepressants. It's cheaper in capsules (uncoated).
HealthTap member
Thanks for sparing your time to answer but i think it may have started due to my irregular food habit. I am going to have it thoroughly investigated
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This made me feel good. Thanks! Thank you so much for your quick response Dr. Patrick, you've really made me feel much more at ease. Happy holidays!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine, IA
Graduated 2008MD

Residency

CONEMAUGH VALLEY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
Completed 2012

Awards

Top Emergency Medicine Specialist , First Place, Texas - Summer
2014
Founding Rx Editor, First Place, National - Winter
2015
Top Doctor, Second Place, the Austin Region - Spring
2017

Affiliations

American Osteopathic Association
American College of Osteopathic Emergency Physicians
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