Dr. Ali Saberi

Internal Medicine
St Petersburg, FL
22 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 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ali Saberi
Internal Medicine 22 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
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ali Saberi
Internal Medicine 22 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
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ali Saberi
Internal Medicine 22 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.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ali Saberi
Internal Medicine 22 years experience
Semen?: It could be semen discharging or vaginal juices, especially if you have orgasms. Keys are the consistency, colour and if any door is present. Semen an... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ali Saberi
Internal Medicine 22 years experience
Difficulty with BM's: Bowel movements are you a key to disease. If your bowel movements are too loose or very difficult's to produce that may suggest disease. The other asp... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ali Saberi
Internal Medicine 22 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
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ali Saberi
Internal Medicine 22 years experience
Sometimes: If the doctor understand the physiology of the body and the pharmacology of the drug well, off label use of medications is not uncommon. With cymbalta... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ali Saberi
Internal Medicine 22 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
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ali Saberi
Internal Medicine 22 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
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ali Saberi
Internal Medicine 22 years experience
Yes: Nerves from neck go to arms, shoulders, up the neck and to scalp
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ali Saberi
Internal Medicine 22 years experience
Fatigue: Main symptom would likely be fatigue. May get constipated, palpitations, restless feelings, being grumpy. But if u'r doc ordered I strongly suggest u ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ali Saberi
Internal Medicine 22 years experience
Put ice on it: start with ice. few times a day. do not take NSAIDS-ibuprofen, aspirin, naprosyn. instead, use tylenol (acetaminophen) for pain. Do not wear tight sho... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ali Saberi
Internal Medicine 22 years experience
Too much : All that together would make u more exhausted and very foggy and tired even after effects wear off. Don't need to fake all that together. Strongly adv... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ali Saberi
Internal Medicine 22 years experience
Ignore: I am concerned about my Body Mass Index. Any suggestion on optimizing my food choices and intake.
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ali Saberi
Internal Medicine 22 years experience
Something else : Sounds like u have edema in u'r feet. Not uncommon at all, especially if u are on u'r feet a lot. The main reason is gravity pulls things down, and as... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ali Saberi
Internal Medicine 22 years experience
No: reflux is stomach acid getting through the lower esophageal sphincter-which is like the door that separates the esophagus to stomach, and this acid cr... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ali Saberi
Internal Medicine 22 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
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ali Saberi
Internal Medicine 22 years experience
Depends: at your age 110/70-120/80 is perfect. for older people-above 130-150/80-90 is now acceptable too. BP overall tends to be higher in the morning and low... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ali Saberi
Internal Medicine 22 years experience
Hemorrhoids: Usually your hemorrhoids will bulge out or even bleed. Very normal, but can be painful and scary sometimes.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ali Saberi
Internal Medicine 22 years experience
Mastoiditis: Mastoid Bone is right behind ear. when it gets inflamed by infection it can cause pain. other aspects are ear it self. and cellulitis-skin infection/i... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ali Saberi
Internal Medicine 22 years experience
Yes, but: Not the wisest thing to do because your taking tessalon pearls for cough, and cigarettes only irritate u'r throat more which causes more cough.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ali Saberi
Internal Medicine 22 years experience
U need an Internist: I suggest seeing an Internal Medicine doctor as there are many different things that can cause u'r symptoms. The heart doctor is only looking at the h... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ali Saberi
Internal Medicine 22 years experience
Ignore: Pain, nausea or/& vomiting with food. Concerned stomach not moving food down to intestine well?
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ali Saberi
Internal Medicine 22 years experience
Fluid in heart sac: The heart has a thin lining called pericardial sac. U'r finding usually indicates there is fluid between the space of the heart muscle and the sack ca... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ali Saberi
Internal Medicine 22 years experience
Delay for sex?: Do u mean to have longer sex times? If so, creams should not hurt, unless they irritate the skin. I would avoid having any cream or spray going into t... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ali Saberi
Internal Medicine 22 years experience
Yes: Few options for u: 1) voltaren (diclofenac) gel prior to using bags, but u would need to wear gloves. 2) arthritis gloves-which. Provide some pressure... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ali Saberi
Internal Medicine 22 years experience
MS?: Multiple Sclerosis can have "white brain lesions", as can few other pathologies, and that is why the doctors ask for more specifics. If you have the r... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ali Saberi
Internal Medicine 22 years experience
Normal: This is a normal physiologic response. Your sympathetic nervous system is being stimulated. With this stimulation it causes these types of signs and s... Read More
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ali Saberi
Internal Medicine 22 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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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ali Saberi
Internal Medicine 22 years experience
Yes: yes, it is possible. majority of people's bodies are able to fight off Hep B, but if the immune system has not done the job, then low levels can remai... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ali Saberi
Internal Medicine 22 years experience
Don't double dose: Do not double dose. U should take it as close to the prior time. If it is over half the amount of hours on average just take u'r next dose as prescrib... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ali Saberi
Internal Medicine 22 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
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ali Saberi
Internal Medicine 22 years experience
Hydrate well: If u'r ultrasound was ok, sounds like u may be dehydrated. Make sure u drink plenty if water and drink things that have potassium, magnesium, calcium,... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ali Saberi
Internal Medicine 22 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
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ali Saberi
Internal Medicine 22 years experience
ER: You need it looked at and get a Tetanus Booster shot and make sure the rat didn't have rabies.
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ali Saberi
Internal Medicine 22 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
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ali Saberi
Internal Medicine 22 years experience
Ovarian ligament: The ovaries are supported by 3 ligaments, one on top and on inner aspect leading to uterus and on the bottom. These are affected during menstruations ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ali Saberi
Internal Medicine 22 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
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ali Saberi
Internal Medicine 22 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
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ali Saberi
Internal Medicine 22 years experience
Should not: Would be extremely rare for this to happen. If u have underlying chronic kidney disease, steroids can cause indirect influences on the kidneys. But a... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ali Saberi
Internal Medicine 22 years experience
Go to doc with her : Offer to go to doctor with her and even be in the exam room with herX ultimately she will understand u care for her and that u are there to help her, ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ali Saberi
Internal Medicine 22 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
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ali Saberi
Internal Medicine 22 years experience
They are everywhere : Similar to veins, lymph vessels are everywhere and can be both deep and superficial.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ali Saberi
Internal Medicine 22 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
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ali Saberi
Internal Medicine 22 years experience
Tricky: Maybe different aspects from constipation, to common bile ducts issues, to kidney stones or ureteral stones or even musculoskeletal in the lower chest... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ali Saberi
Internal Medicine 22 years experience
Mastoiditis: Or u'r lymph node. Suggest seeing u'r primary care doc
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ali Saberi
Internal Medicine 22 years experience
Silver sulfadiazine: Two times a day, or desityn. Vitamin A&D ointment also. Avoid sun till heals. After shower , pay dry fast.keep covered
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ali Saberi
Internal Medicine 22 years experience
Not too serious : Lax LES means the "door" leading from esophagus to stomach is not as tight as it usulh should be so reflux May occur. Nodulat duodenitis is inflammati... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ali Saberi
Internal Medicine 22 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.
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ali Saberi
Internal Medicine 22 years experience
Depends: If mild, u may not have any symptoms. When heart valves become moderate to severe in their "leakiness" then shortness of breath can occur, dizziness, ... Read More
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Testimonials
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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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