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Dr. Ali Saberi

Internal Medicine
St Petersburg, FL
21 years experience male

Locations

St Anthony's Primary Care

St Petersburg, FL

Address

1201 5th Ave North, Suite 408, St Petersburg, FL
Directions

Practice website

About

Bio

Medical school in Hungary, residency at University of Tennessee in Memphis. Worked in Afghanistan and Sierra Leone with Doctors Without Borders. Also in Peru with Global Health Ministries. I love all aspects of medicine, especially the mind-body-spirit connection. I love understanding the physiology of body and always look for ways to bridge the gap between the tangible and non tangible. Science should never be restricted. It is always growing and all scientists, including doctors should always be open to any possibility and never judge anyone or any scenario. Evidence based medicine is very important as it provides guidelines for us to help our patients as there are so many grey zones. Also work in wound care, palliative care, stress management and sports medicine. personal interest in cardiovascular dis, endocrinology and rheumatology.

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.

Internal Medicine

Holistic Medicine

Palliative Care

Sports Medicine

Wound care

Licenses

United States: Florida

Languages spoken

Hungarian, Persian

Doctor Q&A

440 Answers
163 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ali Saberi
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Ignore: Pain, nausea or/& vomiting with food. Concerned stomach not moving food down to intestine well?
A male asked:
Dr. Ali Saberi
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Few possibilities : dry cough could be silent acid reflux coming from stomach. acid can place pressure on the sinuses and other areas in the mouth-nose area. Dry cough al... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ali Saberi
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
It can: Should not be over 12-24hrs. Medications and other foods can do it too, as can blood. The blood that comes from the stomach or upper small intestinal ... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ali Saberi
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Yes: you still have few years to grow. Make sure u eat right-proteins, fiber, healthy carbs like fruits. Get calcium in your diet-milk/yogurts. And stay fo... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ali Saberi
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Possibly: the harder and more direct the kick was depends on the degree of bruising, aka black eye. Ice packs will help. If your sight changes you should call y... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ali Saberi
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Sometimes: it is an off label use for ADD. Wellbutrin (bupropion) increases Dopamine, which helps people with the drive and focus to do things, apart from giving... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ali Saberi
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
If within 72hrs: if within 72 hrs, the morning after pill may be your best option. It's hard to give u statistics on the chances, but in general, the best time to get ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ali Saberi
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Possibly cystitis: cystitis is inflammation of the bladder. Which then causes bleeding from urethra, usually when u wipe. Can also cause painful spasms of the bladder an... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ali Saberi
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
No scam: hypnosis may work for certain issues like recalling memories that may be too traumatic for the conscious mind to want to recollect. The fact is that o... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ali Saberi
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Possiblities: Pre-menstrual Synd, Pregnancy, Stress, in regards to having unprotected sex, Something else like stomach inflammation-getting angry-which can cause ur... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Ali Saberi
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Possible: but more likely side effect. Should take probiotics for couple weeks. If u have bad cdiff before then possibility go's up, along with being in hospita... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ali Saberi
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Depends: would need to know what kind of antibiotic you took. if cipro (ciprofloxacin) or bactrim, its likely Dr treated you for a UTI. If Flagyl, then a bacte... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ali Saberi
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Need imaging : if ur foot is purple because of swelling, especially since it's been going on for sometime, u definitely need MRI of foot. Would also consider UltraSo... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ali Saberi
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Highly unlikely: Fetus won't survive with menstruations as the uterus lining is shedding and there is no place to implant. With shedding, blood gets expelled from the ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ali Saberi
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
This is complex: Human emotions are not that simple. Children tend to "bounce back" better than adults, but this is a very complex situation and requires great patienc... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ali Saberi
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Ignore: Minimize medications that place too much pressure on your liver. Watch your salts and fluid intake very closely. Remember everything you put in your m... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ali Saberi
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Ignore: My stomach has been hurting when I eat. Especially with certain foods. Having a lot of indigestion.
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ali Saberi
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Depends: U'r dose may need to be increased. Most people start on 30 or 60, then there docs ask them to go up to 60 or 120. May take up to 5-6 weeks. Recommend ... Read More
A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ali Saberi
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Keep monitoring : Your lower number should be closer to 65-80 range, but I suggest to periodically check u'r BP and record u'r numbers to be able to average them out. I... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ali Saberi
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Hard to tell : Mirena (levonorgestrel) can alter the inside lining if the uterus, which may cause less bleeding, bit it also causes the cervix to enlarge to try and ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ali Saberi
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Zinc sulfa : Use silver sulfadiazine. Or desityn if u can't find that. Don't pop blisters if any present. Keep covered daily. May require changing your dressing tw... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ali Saberi
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Medication?: Sometimes meds, supplements. And sometimes this can occur a week prior to the period. Redo pregnant test too, and have a Gynecologist do a physical ... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ali Saberi
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Work on anxiety: Betapace=sotalol is used for arrythmias insead of BP. I suggest Cognitive Behavioral Therapy along with with mindfulness training for the anxiety. The... Read More
A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ali Saberi
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Stay on R: It makes more sense to be on R, as it is better for u'r sugar spikes with meals. Should take 30 min prior to u'r meals, or largest meal. N formula is ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ali Saberi
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Heart rate: When describing too fast, the heart needs to be able to speed up or slow down appropriately. If it does not, then headaches can develop. Other aspects... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ali Saberi
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Depends: If it was caused by infection, then if should be fine after antibiotic treatment. If caused by autoimmune disorder will depend on getting the underlyi... Read More
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ali Saberi
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Call/be with someone: Should be with someone u trust. And if u can't find someone to be with call them. If u don't want to talk to anyone u know, call the suicide crises ho... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ali Saberi
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Not necessarily: Liver function is mainly looked at through total protein, albumin, international normalized ratio levels, which are proteins that the liver produces t... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ali Saberi
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Could be early: usually 2 days after missing period is not enough time for pregnancy test to be able to detect the hCG hormone. A week would be better, even 10-14 day... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ali Saberi
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Unlikely pregnant: very rare for pregnancy to occur with the description you are providing. I would still recommend a pregnancy test if no period after 7 days.
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ali Saberi
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Depends: usually depends on if u are sleeping mainly on your belly and ur face is touching the pillow. Try sleeping on ur back and see if this helps.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ali Saberi
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Chances are low, but: Anything is possible, but the likelihood of getting pregnant while menstrating is EXTREMELY LOW.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ali Saberi
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Stress: stress is the number one cause as it diminishes our immune system. If u have children now, they would be a reservoir of viruses too which are the numb... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ali Saberi
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Very concerning : concussions should not cause fevers. They can cause dizziness, headache, forgetfulness, mood changes and fatigue. If a fever is present after a kick t... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ali Saberi
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Neurological exam: difficult with the limited info. Main suggestion would be to see a Doctor. I will provide some areas to consider though: 1) stress-this is not in ur h... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Ali Saberi
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Yes and no: Walking is fine. Would avoid raw fish definitely. Shell fish should be cooked, but are fine to eat. Miscarriages can be lowered in chance by avoiding ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ali Saberi
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Depends: you can get checked in ER, but my suggestion is to go to ur primary care doc or an urgent care clinic. Regardless of where u go, it will take 2-3 days... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ali Saberi
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Yes: its possible, but no one really knows when or if that will happen. So if the thyroid is moderateley to severely underfunctioning it is wise to provide... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ali Saberi
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Severe constipation: with potential fecal impaction in rectum. U need a glycerin suppository to begin with. Fleet enema may help too. Then Miralax (polyethylene glycol) or... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ali Saberi
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Dehydration: when you get dehydrated the acididity in your stomach can go up a lot which causes it to hurt. Key is to stay hydrated. Also avoid spicy food, tomato ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ali Saberi
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Nor enough info: not enough info for an answer. 2 small bumpms on the back of your head? where exactly-where hair is? are they red, itch, pimple like, hard, soft? do t... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ali Saberi
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
1G/Kg: This is an ideal formula, but very hard to reach. Overall take in more protein after a workout.
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ali Saberi
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
See doctor: U should see a primary doc to start with as this is a very wide range of possibilities. Common things are thyroid disease, nutritional disorders, atte... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ali Saberi
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Allergy testing : May require skin allergy testing as dust mites are a consideration. You should check u'r bed for bed bugs and do a sweep for spiders or small insects.
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ali Saberi
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Mastoiditis: Or u'r lymph node. Suggest seeing u'r primary care doc
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ali Saberi
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
The back/neck : May be stemming from the Thoracic spine or cervical spine. Other consideration are other muscles/tendons/ligaments/fascia in the area.
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ali Saberi
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Concerning : Meningitis is a serious concern as u'r 3 primary symptoms that u listed, plus having immune suppression, are at top of list. Medication side effect po... Read More
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ali Saberi
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Yes: it can lead urine and stool to look that color. the reason it went right through you is it was too much acidity for your stomach and it did not get di... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ali Saberi
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
High: Especially if male ejaculates in vagina vs outside.
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ali Saberi
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Progressively worse: Since the vascular system is everywhere in our body stepwise decline usually involves first the blood pressure(BP)-especially if it is persistently el... Read More

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Dr. Ali Saberi is a knowledgeable and caring physician. His patient responses demonstrate his excellent diagnostic skills and his practical approach to patient care. I am please to have Dr. Saberi as ...Read More
Jun 11, 2015
Dr Saberi has a wonderful ability to both reassure when appropriate and motivate urgency when called for. All at the same time, he informs in a clear and effective manner. And to top it off, he is car...Read More
May 30, 2015
Your dedication and commitment to providing quality health consultation on HealthTap is greatly admired and a true benefit to your patients. Keep up the good work.
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Good to know! I think i did more damage since the stitches but i go back friday to see whats going on. Thanks again!
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This was very helpful. Thanks! I appreciate it. My Rheumatologist is about as helpful and talks as much to me as acne on the nose does.
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This was very helpful. Thanks! thank you sooo much it helped decide whether to go to the Dr. and pay money to see if it was broken.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

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Graduated nullMD

Medical/Graduate school

University of Pecs Faculty of Medicine, Hungary
Graduated 2001MD

Residency

university of Tennessee, the med, memphis, TN

Residency

Veterans affairs, Memphis
Completed 2008

Awards

Outstanding Endocrinology Resident University of Tennessee
2012 Most Compassionate Doctors, One of Americas Most Compassionate Doctors, Patient's Choice
2013 Patient's Choice Award, One of America's Most Compassionate Doctors, Patient's Choice

Affiliations

Doctors Without Borders
Global Health Ministries
American College of Phyiscians
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