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Dr. Aaron Roland

Family Medicine
Burlingame, CA
35 years experience male

Locations

Family Care Associates

Burlingame, CA

Address

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

My office hours

Thursday: 9:00am - 12pm
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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

344 Answers
78 Agrees
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aaron Roland
Family Medicine 35 years experience
See a doctor: This kind of problem could be nothing of significance or could be serious. You need to see a doctor who can help determine the answer.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aaron Roland
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Metronidazole: Metronidazole is the usual first line treatment for Endolimax nana. Sometime people can carry this parasite and feel just fine, but sometimes it may n... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aaron Roland
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Context???: The first sign of pregnancy on an ultrasound is the appearance of a rounded anechoic structure. Other structures can also appear as anechoic, which i... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aaron Roland
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Cure for diabetes?: Serious attention to a healthy lifestyle can do wonders. The problem is few are really prepared to do what it takes: Get down to your ideal body weigh... Read More
A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Aaron Roland
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Safe: Topical or vaginal clotrimazole is very safe.
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aaron Roland
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Many possibilities: Many possibilities come to mind and the range of possibilities is much different if you have ever had sexual relations with a man than if you have not... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aaron Roland
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Yes, normal: The brown substance was likely just a bit of old blood. This is not unusual after the "trauma" of having sex for the first time. It is unlikely to reo... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Aaron Roland
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Exercise: Exercise and healthy eating will help you gain weight in a healthy fashion. Eating lots of ice cream and drinking lots of beer will put on weight too,... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aaron Roland
Family Medicine 35 years experience
2 hrs is a long time: When you begin to work out it is best to start low and go slow. Although some soreness and fatigue is to be expected, and even desired, as you begin ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aaron Roland
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Worrisome: This is worrisome. Possibilities include an infectious colitis (not so bad), inflammatory bowel disease (pretty serious), and a few other possibilitie... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Roland
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Exercise: Exercise is more important than exactly what you eat if you want to gain muscle but it would be best to avoid lots of carbohydrates and instead get yo... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aaron Roland
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Lots of treatments: Sebum is normal. Using retin-A is the best first step. Accutane would do more but it has lots of drawbacks so I would advise consulting your dermatolo... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aaron Roland
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Test is reliable: But repeat it again in a few days to a week just to be sure.
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Aaron Roland
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Don't worry: The risks of infection from eating food that has been touched by someone, even with open wounds, is very low. If the person had certain rare transmiss... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aaron Roland
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Salt is salt: Your body doesn't really care where salt comes from. There is no meaningful difference. Salt in reasonable quantities is not particularly dangerous in... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Aaron Roland
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Need to see: Skin problems, birth marks and other things as well, really need to be seen first hand in order to make a diagnosis and to answer your question. Some ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aaron Roland
Family Medicine 35 years experience
You sound worried: Your question makes me think that you are worried, not just about the difficulty with getting pregnant but about your boyfriend's habit of smoking wee... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Aaron Roland
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Helps at birth: An obstetric nurse helps patients and their doctors when women are giving birth or being evaluated for pregnancy related problems.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aaron Roland
Family Medicine 35 years experience
More likely breast: Rather than lymph nodes, I suspect that you have a bit of "ectopic" breast tissue in your armpits. This is not terribly rare. Some women have breast t... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aaron Roland
Family Medicine 35 years experience
We don't know: We don't know why people have premature rupture of membranes. Sometimes infection can be the cause, but usually not. Infection can often occur after t... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aaron Roland
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Not likely: Not likely a fertile time of the month. Not likely that sperm got in. Not likely that Plan B failed. Not likely that you are pregnant. But best to us... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Aaron Roland
Family Medicine 35 years experience
When you like it!: Wine, in moderation (less than four 4oz, 100ml glasses a day for a man, or two glasses for a woman), is fine to drink whenever you would most enjoy it... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aaron Roland
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Yes: Although it is more difficult to get erect while immersed in cold water it is far from impossible.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Aaron Roland
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Good idea: This dosing is not exactly the way I do it, but it sounds like it should work well. Then get another vitamin D test in a year to see that this regimen... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aaron Roland
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Try vaseline: or 1% hydrocortisone ointment. If this persits, however, see your doctor. Rarely a scaly nipple can represent serious disease (though VERY unlikely in... Read More
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Aaron Roland
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Early ejaculation?: Is this your concern? Premature ejaculation? If so, this is a difficult problem with no easy solution. Some men may be helped by SSRI anti-depressant... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aaron Roland
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Geographic tongue: Take a look at this link: http://bit.ly/1ByTX6J I bet, without seeing you, that you have something like this, a not serious condition which will resol... Read More
A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Aaron Roland
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Wellbutrin (bupropion) can help: Some people who have medication related sexual problems can do better if they add wellbutrin (bupropion) and if this is what your doctor suggests it i... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aaron Roland
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Depends: When was your last period and how long do your cycles tend to be. You are normally fertile 14 days from your expected period.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aaron Roland
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Legal: And with little genetic risk. It might be better, however, to choose a family member of your partner if you want to put his genetic inheritance into t... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aaron Roland
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Doubt pregnancy: Depo really ought to be given every three months but there is a built in "room for error". Try not to miss your shot in the future. Why risk it?! But ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Aaron Roland
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Usually nothing: People often become aware of their xyphoid and then become afraid that this could be cancer or something else bad, usually it's just the xyphoid becom... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Roland
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Not in America: Tap water in the United States is very clean and pure. The water in New York City is known for its high quality.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aaron Roland
Family Medicine 35 years experience
When you're worried: that you could have an STD you should be checked. east infections are not commonly confused with STDs but failure to respond to therapy suggest the d... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aaron Roland
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Need more details: How high? Any other symptoms? Eating okay? Playful at all? How old is s/he?
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aaron Roland
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Try irrigation: Often this kind of sore throat can be due to congestion and mucous in the back of the throat where it meets the nose. Try saline rinses using a sinus ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Aaron Roland
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Can vs. should: Of course you can. The question is whether you should. Ideally, oral sex should be a love-making act and it would therefore make sense only to have se... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Aaron Roland
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Viagra (sildenafil): Viagra (sildenafil) can shorten the refractory period, the time it takes to get an erection a second time after ejaculation. If someone uses viagra (s... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Aaron Roland
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Very unusual: Zyvox (linezolid) is not indicated for treatment of prostatitis and should only be used for this purpose in unusual circumstances when a specific orga... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aaron Roland
Family Medicine 35 years experience
No worries: A small amount of steroids is of no risk,. Even a large amount would likely be of no risk.
A female asked:
Dr. Aaron Roland
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Bleeding after anal: Bleeding after anal intercourse is relatively common. The anus is not naturally designed for sex. If one chooses to have anal intercourse it is smart ... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Aaron Roland
Family Medicine 35 years experience
If yo want to eat: then eat. Trust your body to know when you are ready to eat.
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Aaron Roland
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Doxycycline: Doxycycline may be taken with or without food but it is VERY important to take with plenty of water (don't swallow with some spit). If it gets stuck h... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Aaron Roland
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Ignore: Most decent restaurants will create a vegetable side dish for you even if it's not on the menu.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aaron Roland
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Ultrasound may help: Although surgical evaluation with a laparoscope is the only certain way to diagnose endometriosis many times an ultrasound can raise suspicion or prov... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Aaron Roland
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Do no harm: As long as he is not harming himself physically, any form of solo pleasuring is okay.
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aaron Roland
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Very unlikely: The combination of cutting and burning tubes makes it VERY unlikely that they will be able to grow back together naturally. Some fancy micro surgery m... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aaron Roland
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Don't worry: If you are having no severe pain and no bleeding I would not be concerned.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aaron Roland
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Rare side effects: The morning after pill really doesn't have any side effects to speak of other than some nausea. Your period should come as expected.
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aaron Roland
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Why were you anemic: This is the essential question. I agree that the current counts would have nothing to do with making you feel bad, but it is possible that there is so... Read More

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Roland is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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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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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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