Dr. Joyce Pastore

Internal Medicine
Eglin AFB, FL
31 years experience female

Locations

96th Aerospace Medicine Squadron

Eglin AFB, FL

Address

307 Boatner Road, Eglin AFB, FL
Directions

About

Bio

I have been a board certified internist for nearly 20 years with a career as a primary care physician assistant prior to attending medical school, so my dedication to healthcare spans over 30 years. I have a special interest in preventive medicine and sports medicine. I have spent the last 11+ years in the United States Air Force as a flight surgeon, providing care to our aviators and their families. My expertise also includes occupational medicine, quality and risk management, patient safety, and provider credentialling. In addition, I have deployed overseas 4 times and have experience in the aeromedical evacuation of our wounded warriors.

Specialties
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Internal Medicine

Aerospace Medicine

Licenses

United States: Florida, Virginia

Doctor Q&A

402 Answers
147 Agrees
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joyce Pastore
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
Allergies: The source of your allergies may be in your bedroom. You may be sensitive to the materials your sheets are made of, detergent you wash them in, your ... Read More
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Dr. Joyce Pastore
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
Thrombocytosis: Not sure. You should carefully review a complete blood workup with your doctor to determine the cause of your abnormal platelet count. Be sure that ... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joyce Pastore
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
Menses: You can take birth control pills for 3 consecutive months at a time (skip the week of sugar pills). That way you will only have your period 4 times a... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joyce Pastore
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
Pregnancy: If you have unprotected sex and miss your period for a week or longer, you should take a pregnancy test as you may be pregnant. Teens commonly have i... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joyce Pastore
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
Exercise: Stairs are an excellent form of aerobic fitness. Start with walking, take breaks when you get winded. Aim for 10 minutes of stair climbing 3-4 times p... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joyce Pastore
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
Rib pain: Unsure the cause of your pain. It sounds musculoskeletal, but you are attributing it to beverages, so it is not clear. Avoid caffeine and alcohol fo... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joyce Pastore
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
Fainting: See the doctor. It is not normal for one to faint during pregnancy. Possible reasons could be low blood sugar, low blood pressure, which you state h... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joyce Pastore
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
Acne scars: Kojic acid, bearberry extract, and vitamin C may lighten your acne scars. Vitamin E and cocoa butter have not been scientifically proven to be effect... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joyce Pastore
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
Ignore: Drink water, diluted gatorade every 15 minutes as tolerated. Don't induce vomiting. Get rest.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joyce Pastore
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
Ignore: Hydration before, during, and after changes in altitude is essential.
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joyce Pastore
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
Hearing loss: High frequency hearing loss (above 30 decibels) may start to occur with age or after chronic exposure to loud noises. You may have a slight difficult... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joyce Pastore
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
Post hysteroscopy: It's good that you have an appt in 2 days. Possibly an infection, but you will need to be examined. Watch for fever and report this to your doctor.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joyce Pastore
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
Pregnancy: If you had unprotected sex and missed your period, you may be pregnant, but stress, fatigue and chronic illnesses can cause irregular periods as well.... Read More
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A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joyce Pastore
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
Muscle cramps: Get an evaluation. Were you prescribed potassium due to a low level in your blood? If so, have your blood level tested. There could be other causes... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joyce Pastore
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
Ptehnancy: Home pregnancy tests will be positive in 5-7 days after conception. Take a test; repeat if you don't get your period in the next 2-3 weeks. Always use... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joyce Pastore
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
Insect bite : Apply a small amount of over the counter 1% hydrocortisone daily to the insect bite. Do not use for more than 5 days to prevent thinning of the skin. ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joyce Pastore
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
Ignore: DO Exercise the first thing after you wake up. Put exercise clothes next to the bed.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joyce Pastore
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
Tongue trauma: If you had trauma to the underside of the tongue with tearing of the tissue that attaches to the floor of the mouth (frenulum), potentially your tongu... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joyce Pastore
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
Rapid HIV test: The sensitivity and specificity of rapid HIV tests are over 99%. However, it is recommended that you repeat the HIV test in 6 months because that is h... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joyce Pastore
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
Skin condition: Very hard to say and you did not mention where it is located. If at the back of the head - base of the head at the neck - it may be a lymph node. If... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joyce Pastore
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
Abdominal pain: Perhaps you have indigestion. Or you may be constipated. try an antacid if you are still feeling gassy. Be sure to drink 6-8 glasses of water daily ... Read More
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Dr. Joyce Pastore
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
Skin lesion: CT scans do not cause burns or trauma to the skin. It may just be a coincidence. If it does not go away on its own or gets larger, see a dermatologi... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joyce Pastore
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
Laboratory studies: If you received a certificate in laboratory technology, you will need to get a 4 year bachelor of science degree prior to attending graduate school fo... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joyce Pastore
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
Ibuprofen overdose: If you are saying that your friend took 30 tablets of ibuprofen that is a Medical Emergency. Take him/her to the nearest Emergency Room. Severe gastro... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joyce Pastore
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
Menstrual cycle: Irregular periods are not uncommon in young women. Sometimes recent illness, fatigue or stress can affect your periods. If it persists for 3-6 months ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joyce Pastore
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
Sore throat: Antibiotics treat bacterial infections, like strep. If you did not have a positive throat culture, your sore throat could be caused by a virus, or it ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joyce Pastore
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
Sleep deficit: Most studies show that the average adult requires 7-8 hours of sleep per night. More or less may be normal for you. Occasionally getting less sleep h... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joyce Pastore
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
Medicine bottle: Probably ok if the bottle was completely sealed and there is no evidence of water in the bottle
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A 69-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joyce Pastore
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
Cortisone injections: Cortisone injections can be very helpful for chronic joint pain. However, shots more frequent than every 4 months can increase your risk for vascular... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joyce Pastore
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
Back pain: Back pain at your age is usually due to musculoskeletal strain from overuse - like strenuous exercise. Try Ibuprofen, 400 mg every 8 hours with food,... Read More
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joyce Pastore
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
Cough: You may want to see your doctor for cough medicine with codeine or Tessalon Perles, (benzonatate) which can stop the tickle. If unable to see a docto... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joyce Pastore
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
Vitamins: If you can tolerate it, take the multivitamin on an empty stomach one hour before a meal.
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A female asked:
Dr. Joyce Pastore
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
Hyper sexuality: It is good that they are getting counseling and that you are supportive of your sister. This may be more an an over active sex drive- possible physica... Read More
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A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joyce Pastore
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
Burning of feet: It sounds like you have peripheral neuropathy and are taking medications like gabapentin. I am not sure that laser therapy is a definitive treatment ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joyce Pastore
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
Ankle swelling: Need more information. Causes of ankle swelling include hot weather, recent trauma, hypertension, circulation. Need info on back pain, ? due to traum... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joyce Pastore
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
Pregnancy: If your ultrasound determined that you are 4 1/2 weeks pregnant, then you likely conceived late March or the beginning of April.
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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joyce Pastore
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
Tongue swelling: Go to the Emergency Room. Severe tongue swelling may be a sign of a severe allergic reaction known as anaphylaxis, which requires immediate intervent... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joyce Pastore
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
Anxiety: I am not aware that anxiety can be effectively treated with high doses of Vitamin B and C. Vitamin B in high doses can be toxic to the liver. Vitami... Read More
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A 68-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joyce Pastore
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
Knee discomfort: Hard to say since I don't know your age. If you are in your teens, your growth plate may still be open and the leg may still be growing, which can ca... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joyce Pastore
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
Pregnancy: If you had unprotected sex, you should take a pregnancy test. Menstrual periods can be irregular from time to time.
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joyce Pastore
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
Enuresis : Enuresis persisting into adulthood may signal an anatomical abnormality or a more deeply rooted psychological issue. I recommend seeing a urologist. I... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joyce Pastore
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
Menstrual period : It is not unusual for your cycle to be out of whack when the pills are not taken as prescribed. It should work itself out within the next week or two.... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joyce Pastore
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
Testicle trauma: You likely had some trauma resulting in the accumulation of fluid or blood (a hematoma). You can apply cool compresses or ice (in a cloth or bag, not... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joyce Pastore
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
Insomnia: Amitryptaline is effective for depressive symptoms and to help you sleep. It is not the best treatment for anxiety. I would give it a couple of week... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joyce Pastore
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
Abdominal pain: Get an evaluation. It could be an ovarian cyst or an ectopic pregnancy. Less likely for your age would be diverticulitis, an outpouching of the intes... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joyce Pastore
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
Ejaculation: Perhaps you are referring to retrograde ejaculation, when semen goes into the bladder instead of out through the urethra during orgasm. It is not dang... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joyce Pastore
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
Hand pain: You may have tendonitis, or inflammation of the tendons of the thumb. Perhaps you have a nerve inflammation of the thumb as well. If it hasn't resol... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joyce Pastore
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
Bacterial vaginosis: Normally, the treatment for BV is metronidazole 500 mg every 12 hours for 7 days. 250 mg every 8 hours can also be given for 7 days, usually used in ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joyce Pastore
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
Gallbladder: An ultrasound can be suggestive of inflammation of the bile duct, sludge or stones in the gallbladder, or other anatomic abnormalities. All studies s... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joyce Pastore
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
Chlamydia: Chlamydia infections usually clear up in about a week. I assume it was diagnosed with a positive swab. If you are symptomatic, get re-evaluated. Pr... Read More
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Mar 23, 2015
Great doctor. Consistently gives thoughtful, insightful and expert advice.
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Mar 30, 2015
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you for your time. Several doctors and I have been trying to figure out for months why tongue has been swelling.
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I had another doctor say it was safe. I'm not sure what to do. I use all those topicals but they don't work for me. Thanks though.
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Yes it is my back pain. Went from almost none to a daily average of a 6 w/meds. Pain increased after throwing up.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Rosalind Franklin University - Chicago Medical School, IL
Graduated 1992MD

Residency

NORTH SHORE UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL
Completed 1995

Awards

United States Air Force Meritorious Service Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal, Air Force
NATO Medal

Affiliations

AMERICAN COLLEGE OF PHYSICIANS
Aerospace Medicine Association
American College of Physician Executives
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