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Dr. Zach Patrick

Emergency Medicine
Pflugerville, TX
14 years experience male

Locations

First Choice Emergency Room

Pflugerville, TX

Address

1501 FM 685, Pflugerville, TX
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 9:00am - 5:00am
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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

Cosmetic Surgery

Licenses

United States: New Mexico, Texas

Doctor Q&A

346 Answers
118 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Zach Patrick
Emergency Medicine 14 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.
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Zach Patrick
Emergency Medicine 14 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
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Zach Patrick
Emergency Medicine 14 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
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Zach Patrick
Emergency Medicine 14 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.
A female asked:
Dr. Zach Patrick
Emergency Medicine 14 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
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Zach Patrick
Emergency Medicine 14 years experience
Ignore: Do use warm compresses. Do not use alcohol on them. Do not try and pop it with a needle.
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Zach Patrick
Emergency Medicine 14 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
A female asked:
Dr. Zach Patrick
Emergency Medicine 14 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.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Zach Patrick
Emergency Medicine 14 years experience
See a doctor: Rashes are very different and require a in person evaluation to accurately diagnose and treat.
A male asked:
Dr. Zach Patrick
Emergency Medicine 14 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. If the pain is severe go to ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Zach Patrick
Emergency Medicine 14 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
A male asked:
Dr. Zach Patrick
Emergency Medicine 14 years experience
See a doctor: Rashes are very different and require a in person evaluation to accurately diagnose and treat.
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Zach Patrick
Emergency Medicine 14 years experience
Not necessarily : A chest infection can be either viral or bacterial. Both of these can cause the mentioned crackles. Plead follow the advice of your doctor and return ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Zach Patrick
Emergency Medicine 14 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.
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Zach Patrick
Emergency Medicine 14 years experience
No: In order to transmit a virus the needle in question would have to contain blood from someone with that virus (Hep B/C,HIV). This is an extremely low l... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Zach Patrick
Emergency Medicine 14 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.
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Zach Patrick
Emergency Medicine 14 years experience
Possibly : First, great that you are quitting. Yes you will decrease the likelihood that you will have lung problems by stopping. However it will never go to zer... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Zach Patrick
Emergency Medicine 14 years experience
It depends: It really depends on what the doxycycline was prescribed to treat. You need to call the doctor who wrote the prescription and ask them. Not all infect... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Zach Patrick
Emergency Medicine 14 years experience
Yes: Your body is not perfectly symmetrical. There will be differences from side to side. Most notable are breasts. If there is no pain or problems with it... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Zach Patrick
Emergency Medicine 14 years experience
No: Eating late does not have adverse effects on your brain. So long as you maintain a healthy diet and are not diabetic you should be fine. If you are a ... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Zach Patrick
Emergency Medicine 14 years experience
See a doctor: Rashes are very different and require a in person evaluation to accurately diagnose and treat.
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Zach Patrick
Emergency Medicine 14 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.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Zach Patrick
Emergency Medicine 14 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
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Zach Patrick
Emergency Medicine 14 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
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Zach Patrick
Emergency Medicine 14 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
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Zach Patrick
Emergency Medicine 14 years experience
Yes: So long as you are using the amount as the prescription states you should be fine. If you are needing it more than it is prescribed then you should se... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Zach Patrick
Emergency Medicine 14 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
A female asked:
Dr. Zach Patrick
Emergency Medicine 14 years experience
Yes: Antibiotics can cause gastric upset. This can be felt as increased burning sensation. Make sure you take the medicine with food. Also try yogurt or a ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Zach Patrick
Emergency Medicine 14 years experience
Different : Every pregnancy is different. Your body changes will be different every time. The normal is for the breasts to dwell in preparation for producing milk... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Zach Patrick
Emergency Medicine 14 years experience
See a doctor : Many possibilities exist. With severe pain this is a concern and you should see a doctor right away as it could be a blood flow problem that could cau... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Zach Patrick
Emergency Medicine 14 years experience
Sinus meds: I recommend a antihistamine & decongestant combination like Calritin-D (or similar). This is not a prescription but you do have to get it from the... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Zach Patrick
Emergency Medicine 14 years experience
Many possibles: ED can have many sources. The most common by far is psychological. While difficult to hear, there usually is a underlying issue that impedes your erec... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Zach Patrick
Emergency Medicine 14 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.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Zach Patrick
Emergency Medicine 14 years experience
Possible : The colors of your snot only shows what you have been breathing in. If you're blowing your nose very often it may be that you have seasonal allergies.... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Zach Patrick
Emergency Medicine 14 years experience
See a doctor: Rashes are very different and require a in person evaluation to accurately diagnose and treat.
A member asked:
Dr. Zach Patrick
Emergency Medicine 14 years experience
Yes: This is not a fever and there is no concern. Sometimes your child will feel hot to touch. This is the same as when you get hot and then cold throughou... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Zach Patrick
Emergency Medicine 14 years experience
See a doctor: Rashes are very different and require a in person evaluation to accurately diagnose and treat.
A female asked:
Dr. Zach Patrick
Emergency Medicine 14 years experience
No: Tamsulosin is meant to be taken 30 mins after the same meal everyday. Unless specified that you have to take without eating you can and should take me... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Zach Patrick
Emergency Medicine 14 years experience
Yes: Many things can cause a stop of your period including stress. If it lasts for several months see your doctor.
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Zach Patrick
Emergency Medicine 14 years experience
No: This is a normal healing process. There should be no problem for the next surgery. Just make sure your surgeon is aware of the cyst removal site.
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Zach Patrick
Emergency Medicine 14 years experience
Yes: If you have had these symptoms for a while it is likely the antiretrovirals. It is also possible that you can develop these symptoms as you use them. ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Zach Patrick
Emergency Medicine 14 years experience
Shouldn't: Unless you have been diagnosed with a deficiency then do not take any electrolyte supplements. The magnesium shouldn't interfere with your medications... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Zach Patrick
Emergency Medicine 14 years experience
Yes: this should not affect the medication
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Zach Patrick
Emergency Medicine 14 years experience
See a GYN: Heavy vaginal bleeding can have multiple causes. You need to see a doctor for this.
A male asked:
Dr. Zach Patrick
Emergency Medicine 14 years experience
See a doctor: Rashes are very different and require a in person evaluation to accurately diagnose and treat.
A female asked:
Dr. Zach Patrick
Emergency Medicine 14 years experience
Please see your doc: There are many things that could be causing this. However if you have truly been bleeding everyday for 3 months this needs a thorough exam and lab wor... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Zach Patrick
Emergency Medicine 14 years experience
Ignore: Carbonated beverages rarely help. The sugar content is too high and will actually increase upset.
A female asked:
Dr. Zach Patrick
Emergency Medicine 14 years experience
More information: It is not possible to answer this question without more information. When was your last period, how long did you spot, Does it hurt to urinate etc. Pl... Read More

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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).
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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

Artemis
American Osteopathic Association
American College of Osteopathic Emergency Physicians
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