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Dr. Christopher Conti

Emergency Medicine
Pittsburgh, PA
male

Locations

FAITHWorks Wellness Group

Pittsburgh, PA

Address

Pittsburgh, PA
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: Closed
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Insurances accepted

CareSource

Aetna

Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield

UnitedHealthcare

UPMC Health Plan

About

Bio

Christopher T. Conti, MD is the Founder of FAITHWorks Wellness Group, LLC, a faith-centered medical practice that is looking to 'reshape the landscape of medicine' through technology and focused-attention to the provider-patient partnership. FAITHWorks is an accessible and customizable practice that extends the patient-provider partnership beyond the office.. As an emergency medicine & community health physician with specialized training in concussion management & European Football (soccer) medicine, Dr. Conti is able to offer quick, targeted, evidence-based advice for a wide variety of health topics including: - recognition of urgent and emergent, potentially life and limb-threatening conditions - management of chronic medical conditions such as diabetes, hypertension & asthma

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.

Emergency Medicine

Family Medicine

Pediatrics

Sports Medicine

Travel Medicine

Licenses

United States: Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia

Doctor Q&A

210 Answers
64 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Conti
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
SIDE EFFECTS: Depression & suicidal thoughts have been reported with this medication. If you have specific concerns or are experiencing and these or any other ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Conti
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
GROIN INJURY: Sounds like a strain (tendon injury); likely near the muscle insertion into the bone (typically where the tendon fibers are thinnest). If possible, p... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Conti
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
PRODUCTIVE COUGH: Yes it is normal. Upper respiratory infections produce inflammation of the breathing passages making it difficult for the lungs to clear mucus. The ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Conti
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
PERIOD QUESTION: Yes normal... especially at your age. Your period can make you transiently anemic (low blood count). This typically corrects itself afterwards, but ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Conti
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
DENTAL PAIN: Antibiotics are often able to treat dental complaints. BUT REMEMBER these medications alone do not typically provide definitive treatment, which mean... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Conti
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
PRIVATES PAIN: Prompt evaluation is recommended... urinalysis and likely testicular/scrotal ultrasound.
A member asked:
Dr. Christopher Conti
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
URINATION PAIN: In the absence of trauma and sexual activity, a likely cause could be a urinary tract infection. First step would be to follow up with your doctor can... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Christopher Conti
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
COLD SYMPTOMS: The GOOD NEWS is that viruses that cause a cold do not Live very long. The BAD NEWS is that many of the symptoms can linger as the body recovers from... Read More
A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Conti
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
RASH: I would need to see the rash in order to make a proper recommendation. If ringworm, it is a fungal infection that is EASY to transmit,it to other par... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Conti
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
SPORTS WOES: I am assuming that you mean the sports team with which you participate. If that is the case and you are using words like "burn out" to describe someth... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Conti
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
DIZZY: Would like more info, but if not available, I would say based on your age and symptoms, and emergency department visit would be a reasonable decision.
A 83-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Conti
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
LOW BLOOD COUNT: Hemoglobin refers to the molecule w/in a red blood cell that carries the oxygen. When you have low hemoglobin, you have anemia. Anemia sometimes indi... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Conti
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
HOW MUCH IS TOO MUCH: Assuming you have normal liver function the inadvertent extra dose should be no problem!
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Conti
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
FLANK-LY SPEAKING: Certainly a stone would be a consideration. Symptoms may also represent the progression of your urinary tract infection; a condition called pyelonephr... Read More
A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Conti
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
BREATHE EASY: Could still be recurrent PEs. Your previous PEs could have resulted in some element of chronic lung disease. Could also be some other heart or lung ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Conti
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
DANCE ON: There would be no reason not to go to your dance class, unless you are not feeling up to it as a result of the infection that you are currently treati... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
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Specializes in Emergency Medicine
TOX DETECTION: There are many metabolic factors BUT IN GENERAL TERMS, different types of tests have different detection times. Oxycodone is detectable in blood tests... Read More
A member asked:
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Specializes in Emergency Medicine
SICK TODDLER: Although the heart rate is within the normal range for a child this age, I am concerned about the respiratory rate doing in the 40s; even in spite of ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Conti
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
CONCUSSION: From what you describe regarding the mechanism of injury, and your current absence of symptoms, it does not appear that your sustained a concussion-fo... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Conti
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
ITCHING: Unfortunately, itchy postoperative wounds are common. There is much debate about the underlying cause. My advice, since it appears that over-the-count... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Christopher Conti
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
SICK WRESTLER: May be a challenge but not impossible. Would certainly seek medical clearance from your doctor BEFORE participating in any competitive sports activit... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Conti
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
COVID-19 and Asthma: Great question. Yes asthma is a chronic lung disease which carries some increased risk with COVID-19. Good asthma control along with good handwashwn... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Conti
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
BP QUESTION: Yes, any age, that blood pressure is elevated. You can monitor your BP at home, recording the numbers. Share them w/ your doctor who will also obtai... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Conti
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
MEDICATION QUESTION: Only two doses... not likely, however, I would suggest talking with your doctor about effective strategies to improve consistency. After all inapprop... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Conti
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
Prostate Question: Retrograde ejaculation is a problem associated with prostate issues like prostatitis. These issues are usually self-limiting and resolve. Sometimes ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Conti
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
DIARRHEA: Monitor your symptoms. Continue to hydrate vigorously. If not improving in 24 to 48 hours, connect with a doctor. If the symptoms become associated w... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Conti
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
Chemical Exposure: Sounds like a chemical conjunctivitis… Pinkeye caused by being irritating chemicals in the spray paint can. Sounds like you made the right choice goi... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Christopher Conti
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
BOIL: The medical term is furuncle; an infected ingrown hair. Hair follicles are connected to gland producing sweat & other substances that moisturize ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Conti
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
OVERDOSE: Need more information but your best bet is to call the National Poison Control Number to be automatically connected to the Poison Center closest to yo... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Conti
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
X-RAY CONCERN: X-ray is one of many ways to look at internal structures. X-rays are trying to look at three-dimensional structures with a handful of one-dimensional ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Conti
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
WEIGHT WOES: First, you are not alone. Based on your data provided, your body mass index (BMI) is 32.4 (obesity class 1). Your BMI target is 18-25.5. Solutions a... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Conti
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
NAGGY COUGH: Tis the season for nagging cough symptoms. It is likely viral or environmental. You can try over-the-counter antihistamines and/or decongestant medic... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Conti
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
TRAUMA: Certainly a testicular ultrasound would be in order. Perhaps best to go to the ER to ensure prompt & timely evaluation
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Conti
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
MY ACHIN' HEAD: It sounds like you may have an inflamed lymph node, called a "Reactive" lymph node. We have many lymph nodes in our scalp, including in the vicinity o... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Conti
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
DIZZY: Airline flights are tremendously physiologically stressful. Add to that the physiologic stress of your period, and I would say that what you're feelin... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Conti
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
PELVIC PAIN: Sounds like a visit to your gynecologist is in order. If symptoms worsen before your GYN can see you; then a visit to the ER might be the only option... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Conti
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
Ignore: DO- recognize your pain triggers; develop & an effective & empowering relationship w/ your doctor(s).
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Conti
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
CONCUSSION QUESTION: No science to it but since evidence links alcohol consumption to delayed concussion recovery, my advice to my patients is to not drink alcohol for 4 t... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Conti
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
FLU OR NO FLU: Certainly sounds viral and not bacterial so I am not certain that you needed an antibiotic. If viral, it could be influenza. If you have not had a f... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Conti
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
ASPIRIN: Not a toxic dose, though you might expect stomach stomach upset.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Conti
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
SHAKEN NOT STIRRED!: To concus means 'to shake violently'; which is what happens to the brain when the head or trunk is violently impacted. This violent event causes brai... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Conti
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
MED SUPPLIES: Google is a great starting point. I'm sure you'll find multiple options
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Conti
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
SPORTS: The obsession with "competing to win" has "pushed" many young people into sports activities where winning becomes the objective. The reality is that ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Conti
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
Ignore: Pain is not "fear leaving the body". Pain typically indicates injury requiring assessment by a skitypically indicates injury requiring assessment by... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Conti
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
CONCUSSION: Concussion causes violent shaking of the brain disrupting normal brain chemistry and function. Cognitive dysfunction is fairly common after concussi... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Conti
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
CONCUSSION: To concus means 'to shake violently'; which is what happens to the brain when the head or trunk is violently impacted. This violent event causes brai... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Conti
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
BRAIN INJURY: When the brain is concussed, calcium leaks into brain cells. The cells must then pump the calcium out in order to restore normal cell function. This... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Conti
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
RECOVERY VARIES: To concus means 'to shake violently'; which is what happens to the brain when the head or trunk is violently impacted. This violent event causes brai... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Conti
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
Calories count!: It's great that you are modifying her diet and exercising. Certainly reducing carbohydrate intake is a start, but a balanced diet is the ultimate answ... Read More

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Nov 27, 2015
This Thanksgiving, I wanted to share my appreciation for all that you do! Thank you, doctor! :)
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Mar 31, 2016
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Thank you very much. Of course it's not the answer I was HOPING for. He says the only way he'll trust me is if I prove it. I wish there was a dr that could explain why I feel. I'm super depressed. ):
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This was very helpful. Thanks! As I'm UK based I'll speak to my gp about getting a referral Thanks for your help
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Benadryl put me to sleep.it reoccurred with food.now to find what food

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Maryland School of Medicine, MD
Graduated 1997MD

Residency

HOWARD UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL
Completed 2001

Awards

Most Influential, First Place, Pennsylvania - Spring
2017
Top Emergency Medicine Specialist, Second Place, Pennsylvania - Spring
2017
Top Emergency Medicine Specialist, First Place, Pennsylvania - Spring
2017

Affiliations

National Medical Association
FIFA Diploma In Football Medicine Candidate
American College Of Emergency Physicians
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