Dr. David Krulak

Family Medicine
Honolulu, HI
25 years experience male

Locations

Office

Honolulu, HI

Address

Camp Smith, Honolulu, HI
Directions

My office hours

Thursday: Closed
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Insurances accepted

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About

Bio

Dr. Krulak, MD is trained in Family Medicine, lives in HI, and is a graduate of Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine.

Specialties
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Family Medicine

Aerospace Medicine

Licenses

United States: Indiana

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738 Answers
201 Agrees
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Krulak
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Mupirocin: Mupirocin is used to treat certain skin infections. It is an antibiotic that works by stopping the growth of certain bacteria. There would be no bene... Read More
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Krulak
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Masturbation: The frequency of your masturbation is currently safe. The impact on your future sex life with your spouse will depend on a number of factors. These ma... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Krulak
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Calcium orotate: This medication is not know to routinely cause diarrhea. Rather, it is more likely to cause constipation and stomach upset. However, every person is... Read More
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Krulak
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Potatoes: This food is a substantial source of carbohydrate. As part of a balanced diet with protein and far, it is fine to eat. Eating a proper number of calor... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Krulak
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Pregnancy: The most common sign of pregnancy is a missed period after unprotected sex. The symptoms described could be a number of things, and deserve an evaluat... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Krulak
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Melanoma: At the Cleveland Clinic, about eighty-five percent of melanoma patients have localized disease (stages I and II) on presentation.
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Krulak
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Possibilities: Strong urine odor can arise from a number of things. A few include infection, dehydration, and from eating certain foods.
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Krulak
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Unkmown: It is difficult to find evidence of interactions because, as a homeopathic medication, topricin has not been subjected to the same level of FDA scruti... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. David Krulak
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Go to the ER: If someone is ever "very close to killing yourself", then that person needs to see a doctor immediately for evaluation. Then the proper actions (whic... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Krulak
Family Medicine 25 years experience
TriNessa (norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol): Although this medication is designed to be taken at the same time every day, taking it 4 hours early is unlikely to cause nausea the next day. That b... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Krulak
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Variable: The doctor who can accurate predict the answer to this question will quickly become famous and wealthy :). This is because the answer depends on the ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Krulak
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Odor: A really bad odor from any part of the body that does not usually smell bad is generally abnormal. A visit to the doctor for evaluation is warranted ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Krulak
Family Medicine 25 years experience
See doctor: There are a number of possible causes for a scrotal mass. A mass could be due to swollen or hardened normal contents, growth of new tissue (such as a... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Krulak
Family Medicine 25 years experience
HCG Levels: This HCG level is on the low side of normal for the stated gestational age. However, that age may not be 100% accurate. Getting serial HCGs drawn 48... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Krulak
Family Medicine 25 years experience
OK: Milo is high in carbohydrates and calories. That said, it can be part of a balanced diet in normal pregnancy. On the plus side, the Milo website stat... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Krulak
Family Medicine 25 years experience
HIV: Given the above, it is unlikely that HIV was transmitted. However, it is possible. Partial penetration is a form of intercourse. Always use a condom. ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Krulak
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Yes: Recommend seeing your doctor, but generally two negative tests, ten years after the possible exposure, would be over 99+% accurate. It is highly unlik... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Krulak
Family Medicine 25 years experience
See doctor: If you have a condition that causes so much pain that it keeps you up at night or awakens you from sleep, then you should go ahead and see your doctor... Read More
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A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Krulak
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride): The side effect profile of this medication is more stimulating than sedating. However, individuals vary, and some do have sedation side effects with t... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Krulak
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Perhaps: This is a remedy that has never been tested by the FDA for safety or effectiveness. Its directions do not cover use on mucus membranes such as the va... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. David Krulak
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Weight gain: Adding calories to the diet in any form can lead to weight gain. Adding essentially a pure sugar such as honey may not be the most well rounded way to... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Krulak
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Needs evaluation: Because of the traumatic nature of the injury, this should be evaluated by a physician. The difficulty with weight bearing is concerning, and so pleas... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Krulak
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Concerning: I appreciate that there are family dynamics, but the symptoms you describe really should be evaluated by a doctor. Perhaps you could suggest that she ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Krulak
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Generally safe: Given the specific scenario described, this is likely safe. Listen to your body, however, and stop if you feel discomfort.
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Krulak
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Size: Although slightly below average (and about half of them are), that size is still with the normal range. As long as it is functioning normally, it is u... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Krulak
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Shingles: It is possible to have the rash change over time, but a more common presentation is for there to be pain in the area where the future rash will develo... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Krulak
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Cold sweats: There is no way to tell without a thorough history and physical, but cold sweats can occur for a number of reasons. Some include serious conditions s... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Krulak
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Melanoma: The survival rates for melanoma depend on the stage of the lesion (as well as other factors like age, immune status, and location). The range from 15... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Krulak
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Yes: If not dealing with a current attack, turkey sausage is fine. However, ensure that your diet has plenty of fiber and water in it to help soften and a... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Krulak
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Pregnancy: Under typical use, condoms are 82% effective against pregnancy. Withdrawal is 78% effective. Combined (assuming the condom does not slip off during ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Krulak
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Chlamydia: Usually, symptoms should subside within 7 days after treatment. However, reinfection is possible very soon after treatment, thus all partners need to... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Krulak
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Paroxetine: in a study, gas was seen twice as often in paroxetine use than with placebo. However, it was not a common side effect - seen in only 4% of the popula... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Krulak
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Reasons: Eyes can get bags due to a number of reasons including allergies, crying, salty food, and lack of sleep. The skin under the eyes is some of the thinn... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Krulak
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Feeding: Many babies prefer formula because it is easier (less work) for them to get milk from the bottle than it is from the breast. Breastfeeding is highly ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Krulak
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Yes: Menses are not an contraindication for blood donation. The blood you are losing comes mainly from the uterine lining rather than the circulatory syst... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Krulak
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Mass gain: Mass gain can be accomplished with adequate caloric intake of a healthy dietary nature, coupled with muscle building exercise. Although weight traini... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Krulak
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Pregnancy: Spontaneous pregnancy is rare in someone who is 51 and has not had menses in a year. That data implies a strong move to menopause. However, a pregna... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Krulak
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Pregnancy: 30 and 32 week pregnancies are differentiated by ultrasound dating - with the earlier dating the most accurate. About 75% of babies go head down by 3... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Krulak
Family Medicine 25 years experience
See doctor: Acne treatment consists of different modalities depending on the severity of the acne. Both topical and oral medications are used. Since you are alr... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Krulak
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Needs evaluation: Need for stitches is based on a number of things. Given the location and depth of the wound, stitches may be required to achieve the best final cosmet... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Krulak
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Ringworm: The source of ringworm fungus is generally irrelevant to its treatment. The location on the skin is very relevant. If it is on the scalp, it requires ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Krulak
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Yes: An ovarian cyst is not a contraindication to regular physical activity. Basketball is an excellent sport for exercise, enjoy your season.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Krulak
Family Medicine 25 years experience
DMAE: DMAE is used to possible improve exercise performance (usually when done with vitamins, minerals, and ginseng). It should not be taken by people with... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Krulak
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Question?: Not sure the question. I would recommend to all women with multiple partners that they use a barrier method of birth control always to prevent pregna... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Krulak
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Typhoid: Persons with typhoid fever usually have a sustained fever as high as 103° to 104° F (39° to 40° C). They may also feel weak, or have stomach pains, he... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Krulak
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Hard to say: Many cases of myocarditis are clinically asymptomatic and resolve without treatment - thus hard to count. As many as 1-5% autopsies show evidence of ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Krulak
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Possibilities: There are a number of reasons that scenario could occur. One would be that the test gave a false positive. Another is that you are really pregnant (fa... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Krulak
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Normal weight: A person at the above status has a normal BMI. If weight gain is desired, increased caloric intake of nutritious food in conjunction with resistance ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Krulak
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Anything you want: There are no medical requirements to eat anything specific after intercourse.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Krulak
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Yes: Trauma of any type can cause inflammation around the palatal tori and thus make it swollen. Resolution will generaly occur within a few days as long ... Read More
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Krulak is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Krulak is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Krulak is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine, MD
Graduated 1998MD

Residency

Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune

Residency

Naval Aerospace Medical Institute

Awards

Meritorious Service Medal, U.S. Navy
Navy Commendation Medal
Navy Achieivement Medal

Affiliations

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