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Dr. Aaron Roland

Family Medicine
Burlingame, CA
37 years experience male

Locations

Family Care Associates

Burlingame, CA

Address

1720 El Camino Real, Suite 165, Burlingame, CA
Directions

My office hours

Saturday: Closed
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Fax

(650) 259-5840

Insurances accepted

Blue Cross of California

Aetna

Cigna

CHAMPUS

Great-West Healthcare

Health Net

Health Plan of San Mateo

Medicare

MultiPlan, Inc

Tricare

UnitedHealthcare

About

Bio

I am a family doctor with over twenty years experience, the head of a small group of five doctors and three nurse practitioners. We pride ourselves in practicing very personalized and responsive evidence based medical care for patients of all ages. I am actively involved as an associate clinical professor in training medical students and nurse practitioner students. In addition I am involved with advocacy and teaching about health care reform, working for an improved Medicare for all Americans. For fun I enjoy scuba diving, bicycling, playing violin, and trying to match wits with my children.

Specialties
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Family Medicine

Licenses

United States: California

Doctor Q&A

282 Answers
60 Agrees
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aaron Roland
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Accurate at what?: A 14 week ultrasound is excellent at noting how far along you really are. It is not very good a picking up details of fetal anatomy (a lot is still ch... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Aaron Roland
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Can miss it: A fracture can be missed if it is not displaced. Re-checking the film after a few days can help as the first step in healing a fracture is some bone r... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Aaron Roland
Family Medicine 37 years experience
You need to ask!: Usually mammographers give you good advice right away, but sometimes they just report to the doctor who ordered the test. In any event, if you want to... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aaron Roland
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Get help!: This mixture of symptoms could be nothing more than a flu-like illness, but the combination of headache, sore neck, and fever could also be meningitis... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Aaron Roland
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Surrogacy!: Your eggs can still be harvested and fertilized in vitro with your partner's sperm. The embryo can be implanted into a willing surrogate who can carry... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aaron Roland
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Possible side effect: The salmeterol in the Advair can make your heart beat faster and feel like it's beating harder. It can less commonly cause irregular heart beats.
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Aaron Roland
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Everything: Smoking makes everything taste bad. Among the trivial things smoking does is damage to your sense of smell and taste. This resolves with stopping smok... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aaron Roland
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Don't do it!!: C-section should be avoided unless your doctor thinks it is medically necessary. Induction increases the risks of needing a c-section, but you you nev... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aaron Roland
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Progesterone: Progesterone is commonly used to induce a period and thin the lining of the uterus. This is what is in the type of IUD that is likely being advised, b... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aaron Roland
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Misoprostol alone?: Did you use misoprostol alone or in conjunction with mifeprex (RU-486)? Misoprostol alone is less effective. In any event, the best way to tell if t... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Aaron Roland
Family Medicine 37 years experience
I'm not a dentist: But.... Preventing cavities is fairly straight forward: Brush your teeth with a fluoride-containing toothpaste after meals, avoid eating sweets, flos... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Aaron Roland
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Plus or minus: A 5'7" man should weigh about 70kg.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aaron Roland
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Detox is bogus: Senna is an herbal laxative. It will make your stools loose. Although it is not particularly dangerous; indeed doctors will often prescribe senna for ... Read More
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A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Aaron Roland
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Could be serious: A fever of this magnitude is significant. The cold hands and feet suggests that her circulation may be bad. This can happen in serious illnesses. See ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Aaron Roland
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Ondansetron: For most people this is the best.
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Aaron Roland
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Bearable?: If itching bearable and with Benadryl (diphenhydramine) you can sleep and no rash present and you don't otherwise seem sick then I would hold off on e... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aaron Roland
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Any size is normal: Breasts come in all sizes. Yours may still be growing (actually, breasts continue to grow well into adulthood in many cases) or you may be nearing yo... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aaron Roland
Family Medicine 37 years experience
HIV and Hep C : Transmission of HIV clearly requires more intimate contact. Hep C transmission is less well understood but transmission from touching blood with your ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aaron Roland
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Surgery recovery: After major surgery like an ileostomy you can count on a week or two of pain needing some medication and "babying" yourself. After a month you should ... Read More
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Aaron Roland
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Stop opiates: The best way to deal with opiate induced nausea is to figure out how to stop the opiates. If this is not possible many agents may be of benefit, inclu... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Aaron Roland
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Can't scrape it off: Leukoplakia cannot be scraped off although scraping at it could change its appearance somewhat and perhaps lead to that illusion. Oral thrush can be s... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Aaron Roland
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Mixed bag: A benzodiazepine can be very useful for an emergency, when you have to go out but are feeling very anxious, but is a bad choice for regular use. SSRI ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aaron Roland
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Pelvic dilation: Dilation of the pelvis of the kidneys is a fairly common finding and usually is of no significance. It is possible that this represents some sort of u... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aaron Roland
Family Medicine 37 years experience
False pregnancy: The essence of false pregnancy is that you believe you are pregnant when you are not. If you have the symptoms described but do not believe you are pr... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Aaron Roland
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Have a brew: Modest alcohol intake, 2 beers, would be fine.
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A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aaron Roland
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Therapy needed?!: After a TKR, and even more so after 2, the most important thing to do is to follow a good PT program. If you do that then pain should resolve though i... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aaron Roland
Family Medicine 37 years experience
?thalassemia trait: Most frequent reason for a high RBC count is a corresponding low MCV which suggest that you could be a carrier of thalassemia (not a concern unless yo... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aaron Roland
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Not to worry: This is a minor detail of an ultrasound report and only has relevance for an obstetrician who might be doing a cesarean section. A c-section incision ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Aaron Roland
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Time to see a doc!: It isn't going to get better on its own after a year. See a podiatrist or an orthopedist who works with toes and they will figure out what is wrong...... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aaron Roland
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Accuracy in what way: At 15 weeks any pregnancy test would show positive if you were pregnant. The quantitative number, however, would not be very precise about just how pr... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aaron Roland
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Not an infection: Marijuana smoking does not lead to bacterial infections. You can kiss someone who smokes with no greater risk than kissing someone who doesn't. There... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aaron Roland
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Missing periods: This is a common side effect of this birth control method. 22% of users report no menses in a 90 day period while on this medication.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aaron Roland
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Just food: Maca root is just another food. If you want to gain weight combine modest cardiovascular exercise, weight lifting, and eat more healthy food!
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Aaron Roland
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Get used to it: Very few people grow at all after age 18. Maybe you will grow a bit more but the chance of 5'9" is almost zero.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aaron Roland
Family Medicine 37 years experience
How hot is the tub?: The problem with getting in a hot tub is that if it is really hot (often they are 104 Fahrenheit) then it can give you a fever and this is bad for the... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aaron Roland
Family Medicine 37 years experience
A few suggestions: First, if you are using any topical steroids (hydrocortisone or others) on your face, stop immediately. There are no great natural treatments althoug... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aaron Roland
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Talk to his docs: Much as I would love to start guessing (guessing diagnoses based upon a very few symptoms is a game doctors play), a forum like this is not the place ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aaron Roland
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Frequency after ECP: Emergency contraception should not cause urinary frequency. If you feel this you may have a bladder infection. Go to your doctor and get checked if th... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Aaron Roland
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Don't worry: No meaningful interaction exists between these two medications. Birth control should remain effective.
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Aaron Roland
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Sex troubles: Premature ejaculation (PE) and erectile dysfunction (ED) are common and sometimes challenging problems. What to do in any individual case requires a m... Read More
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aaron Roland
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Don't worry: This is not a toxic ingestion. If he acts okay he is okay!
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aaron Roland
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Infertility: Although infertility is a possible outcome of the infections you have had, I would not worry about this too much yet. At age 19, you have plenty of f... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Aaron Roland
Family Medicine 37 years experience
It depends....: Weight is not an independent variable. Are your parents small also? How tall are you? Weight is not the problem necessarily but overall balanced healt... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aaron Roland
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Many approaches work: But the most reliable method is to use an ovulation predictor kit and then correlate its findings with other methods.
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aaron Roland
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Lumbar disk disease: These findings are typical for someone who has back pain related to lumbar disk disease or sciatica. The good news is that most of the time this kind... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aaron Roland
Family Medicine 37 years experience
What does sex mean?: Semen in the pool water will not get you pregnant but a penis inside a vagina means potential....
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aaron Roland
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Safe combination: Tylenol (acetaminophen) and Cymbalta can be taken safely together
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Aaron Roland
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Critical problems!: Dialysis is needed urgently. A transfusion can wait, but depending on the circumstances, may be needed also.
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Aaron Roland
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Not cancer: but you are clearly having trouble with use of your voice and this can be a significant problem over time. I suggest you see an otolaryngologist (an E... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aaron Roland
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Not likely: Although sometimes one can have some bleeding in pregnancy, a cycle that feels like a period is VERY unlikely. If you are worried, a home pregnancy te... Read More
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Roland is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Roland is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Roland is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This saved my life. Thank you. I am in so much pain thank you so much for your advice. I have fibromyalgia and arthritis two shattered disks and one ready to go.. I need to find a specialist for more...Read More
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I have the problem of loss of appetite for 6 years my physician say is due to gastrointestinal track dissfunction .he give me lansoprazole 30 mg with amityptliline for 8 months but 2 month repeate...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you, I will wait for it to take its course, I thought at first it could be a wisdom tooth, but I've had ulcer s before and it feels the same

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

UC San Francisco School of Medicine, CA
Graduated 1986MD

Residency

UCSF MEDICAL CENTER
Completed 1990

Awards

Top Doctor, First Place, San Mateo County Region - Summer
2014
Top Family Physician, First Place, San Mateo County Region - Summer
2014
Thought Leader Doctor, First Place, San Mateo County Region - Summer
2014

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