Dr. Christopher Conti

Emergency Medicine
Pittsburgh, PA
male

Locations

FAITHWorks Wellness Group

Pittsburgh, PA

Address

Pittsburgh, PA
Directions

My office hours

Thursday: 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
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Conti
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
CONCUSSION: There are many medications the can used to treat post-concussion nausea. Although nausea is a common symptom, it may also indicate a more severe head... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Conti
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
SPEED IN SPORTS MED: Amphetamines are central nervous system stimulants that are the most commonly abused performance-enhancing substance in the sports. They are illegal i... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Conti
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
COVID-19 concerns: Great question and don't worry. At 27 and in good health, even if you 'catch' COVID-19, you will likely have symptoms no worse than a common cold. Y... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
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Specializes in Emergency Medicine
WORK LEAVE: The physician or local health department official who made the recommendation should be able to provide the note. That should satisfy your company's ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Conti
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
COBCUSSION: Typically a combination of following symptoms and their resolution along with data from repeated neurocognitive testing.
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A 46-year-old member 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
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Conti
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
THE KNEE EXAM: PATIENT HISTORY. Circumstances surrounding the current need for a valuation. Yesterday a previous & ongoing injuries, treatments and surgeries to... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Conti
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
YES!: 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
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Conti
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
Ignore: Concussion is like pregnancy… You either have it or you don't. The nomenclature "mild concussion" is antiquated and does nothing more than confuse pa... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Conti
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
CONCUSSION HEALTH: Recovery includes close monitoring of physical symptoms as well as neurocognitive performance. Optimizing recovery requires "brain rest", which is a c... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Conti
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
DYSPNEA: A hemodialysis patient experiencing shortness of breath should more often than not be seen probably in an emergency department. There are many possibi... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Conti
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
U/S IN SPORTS: U/S modalities are becoming more popular through medicine & sports medicine is no different, particularly with the increased optics (resolution) o... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Conti
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
ASTHMA: Unfortunately no. Asthma is considered a chronic, obstructive lung disease. The good news is it can be very well managed with proper knowledge, sympto... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Conti
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
ANKLES AWAY!: Grade I-Stretching or slight tearing of a ligament with mild tenderness, swelling, and stiffness; walking possible w/ minimal pain. Grade II-Larger, ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Conti
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
SKIN IRRITATION: Sounds like a superficial abrasion or contact dermatitis. Neither are serious. Both are self-limiting. I'd recommend 0.5% Hydrocortisone applied tw... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Conti
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
ABDOMINAL PAIN: Could be nothing at all pathologically speaking; but two possibilities that come to mind are astro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD) and gallbladder di... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Conti
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
LEG PAIN: Yes, likely related to your period. Best bet is to touch base with your PCP or gynecologist. Muscle soreness is a well established component of pre-... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Conti
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
THE NOSE KNOWS!: Winter air is particularly irritating to the delicate tissue inside of your nose. The cold dry air interrupts the natural mucus that protects the tis... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Conti
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
KNEE PAIN: Knee injuries are a combination of sprains (injury to ligaments connecting bones to each other) & strains (injury to tendons connecting muscles to... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Conti
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
TRYING TO CONCEIVE: Aside from good health & nutrition, TIMING of intercourse is the best way to conceive. This is the 'fertility window'—the 5 days before ovulation... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Conti
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
GYN CONCERN: Talk with your parents, follow up with your doctor. If you are having intercourse, expect that a pregnancy test will be one of the first tests perfor... Read More
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Conti
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
PREGNANCY WT GAIN: The Institute of Medicine Guidelines for Maternal Wt Gain in Pregnancy ranges from 0.2kg (0.5 pounds) to 0.6kg (1.3 pounds) per week depending on the ... Read More
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A female asked:
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Specializes in Emergency Medicine
Mouth Pain: The mouth heals very quickly so I would imagine that the cut should be fine
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Conti
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
DISCOMFORT: Your symptoms sound like they could represent a urinary tract or bladder infection. Unfortunately, this is not something that can be easily diagnosed... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Conti
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
ABDOMINAL PAIN: There are multiple possible causes, however the quality and location of the pain that you describe warrant examination by someone who is able to actua... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Christopher Conti
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
SAFE-ER: If by 'safe' you mean significantly reduced risk of pregnancy and sexually transmitted disease, and by 'protected' you mean the male partner's correc... Read More
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Dr. Christopher Conti
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
DIARRHEA: There are few possibilities. Based on age, symptom duration & this new observation, your child should be evaluated by doctor sooner rather than l... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Conti
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
TONGUE QUESTION: If the biopsy report did not mention cancerous or pre-cancerous cells, than the cancer risk would be very low. Read the biopsy report carefully and i... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Conti
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
HEART DISEASE: If the information you provided is accurate, your friend's risk would be low. Nonetheless, his "anxiety" and "depression" are also concerning. The fir... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Conti
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
DRUG QUESTION: The duration of action of Tramadol is 6 hours; but the active chemical & metabolites can remain in the body for up to 4 days; sometimes longer.
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Conti
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
NO WORRIES: Intermittent menstrual irregularities are not uncommon, nor are they concerning. It sounds like this is the first instance that has caught your attent... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Conti
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
SHOCKING EVENT!: Household AC current in the UK is between 220 V and 240 V. If the contact was brief, and it sounds like it was from your account, then it is highly p... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Conti
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
ANKLE PAIN: Persistent pain may indicate occult (hidden) injuries that may require further evaluation prior to a treatment recommendation. It is also possible tha... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Conti
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
PROOF: There is no way to 'prove' it. I am NOT a judging, but my question however is one of trust. If he does not trust that you would be truthful with him... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Conti
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
CONCUSSION QUESTION: A concussion is a violent shaking of the brain which can occur with or without direct trauma to the head. The mechanisms you describe would not likel... Read More
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Conti
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
VOMITING TODDLER: Sounds viral, HOWEVER, even without pain or fever, if your child cannot even keep down liquids and is vomiting that frequently, an emergency departmen... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Conti
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
PEE PAIN: Sounds like bladder spasm. Monitor your symptoms over the next several trips to the bathroom. If it does not reoccur, then no worries!. If the symptom... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Conti
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
Abdominal Pain: Many possible causes come to mine, most of which are benign, especially considering your age. The combination of abdominal pain and dizziness however... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Conti
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
GYN CONCERN: There are a number of possibilities, all of which, must be evaluated as part of a face to face examination with your gynecologist.
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Conti
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
LIGHTHEADED: Not sure what 'blood work' was done, but it sounds like more cardiology-based assessment would be in order since your symptoms are reported as being r... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Christopher Conti
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
NO: Recommended treatments include: Metronidazole 2000mg; single oral dose. Tinidazole 2000mg; single oral dose. Metronidazole 500mg; twice daily x7 da... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Christopher Conti
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
PERIOD PAUSE: Not likely something worry about as irregular periods are common well into the mid-20s. Would recommend a conversation w/ your primary care physician... Read More
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A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Conti
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
ABDOMINAL: Although there are a number of structures in the abdomen & pelvis that could account for your symptoms, the discomfort may likely be related to yo... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Conti
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
FINGER PAIN: Sounds like it might be related to chemicals irritating his fingers. He might try hydrocortisone cream on his finger tips.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Conti
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
BREATHLESS: Though it is not unusual for a heart rate that high to sometimes produce a sensation of breathlessness, it IS unusual for a young, healthy person to d... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Conti
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
SPIDER BITE: All spiders contain venom... it is how they kill their prey. Most venom is histo-toxic... It inflames & at times destroys tissue. The redness re... Read More
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A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Conti
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
ABCESS: Most urgent care centers are equipped to evaluate such symptoms & provide definitive care. Here's a link to urgent care centers in the Fayettevil... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Christopher Conti
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
SHOULDER PAIN: Pain management strategy should be directed at a cause, so I think the first step needs to be appropriate orthopedic follow-up during which time a cl... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Conti
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
INSERTS: Company recommends replacement every 6-12 months.
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A member asked:
Dr. Christopher Conti
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
X-RAY FINDINGS: The hilum is an area of the lung where the breathing tubes, blood vessels, & many lymph nodes all come together. Findings could represent acute i... Read More
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Testimonials
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Thank you notes
HealthTap member
Nov 27, 2015
This Thanksgiving, I wanted to share my appreciation for all that you do! Thank you, doctor! :)
HealthTap member
Mar 31, 2016
vorrei seguire una volentieri cura neurologica in gel compresse azzurre e verdi
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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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