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Dr. Sonja Stiller-martin

Emergency Medicine
Mentor, OH
27 years experience female

Locations

Center for Advanced Vein Care

Mentor, OH

Address

7200 Mentor Ave, Mentor, OH
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My office hours

Tuesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
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About

Bio

I am board certified in emergency medicine and practiced for approximately 13 years before specializing in the field of venous and lymphatic medicine. I am now also a diplomat of the American college and lymphatic medicine. When I am not working, i love to spend time playing sports, hiking, crafting and spending time with family.

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

Phlebology

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

100 Answers
35 Agrees
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sonja Stiller-martin
Emergency Medicine 27 years experience
Have it checked: If a vein is painful, it may be inflamed - which can be associated with a clot within the vein - known as thrombophlebitis. If it is on the surface of... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sonja Stiller-martin
Emergency Medicine 27 years experience
Talk with the doctor: You should see the doctor who did the surgery or see an orthopedist to help determine if another procedure is necessary.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sonja Stiller-martin
Emergency Medicine 27 years experience
See below: Sometimes your menstrual cycle can be irregular - meaning they may come a little earlier or later than expected - especially when you are younger(teen... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sonja Stiller-martin
Emergency Medicine 27 years experience
Be evaluated soon: If your asthma is acting up, you should see your doctor ASAP to prevent it from worsening. Your symptoms can be due to poorly controlled asthma with ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sonja Stiller-martin
Emergency Medicine 27 years experience
Get checked out!: It may be something simple like a muscle strain or chest wall inflammation. However, recent surgery and recent pregnancy puts you at risk for a pulmon... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sonja Stiller-martin
Emergency Medicine 27 years experience
Maybe: Light bleeding or spotting can occur during a normal period. When women are younger and older, we go through hormone changes and our cycles can be ir... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sonja Stiller-martin
Emergency Medicine 27 years experience
Possibly: Infections can occur if there is a break in the skin (cut, abrasion, rash, needle puncture) over the area where the 'blown vein' occurs. If the vein ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sonja Stiller-martin
Emergency Medicine 27 years experience
See below: Ice or cool compresses and compression over the area will help decrease the size of the vessel quickly - but are temporary treatments. The big questio... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sonja Stiller-martin
Emergency Medicine 27 years experience
Light period: You may be spotting (which can happen near your period due to things like stress, use of Ibuprofen or other meds, etc). You may just be having a light... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sonja Stiller-martin
Emergency Medicine 27 years experience
Neutral position: For joint exams, it is best to see the joint in a neutral-nonstressed position. Because of the contours of the muscles in your leg,gentle support unde... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sonja Stiller-martin
Emergency Medicine 27 years experience
Possibly: If you have episodes where your heart rate is faster than it should be, which is common with a-fib, the symptoms you describe may be related to the a-... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sonja Stiller-martin
Emergency Medicine 27 years experience
Ignore: Avoid sun exposure after a skin injury or cut to minimize risk of scarring.
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A female asked:
Dr. Sonja Stiller-martin
Emergency Medicine 27 years experience
More info needed: Did you injure the shoulder or do any activities that are different than normal using that arm/shoulder? If no injury, inflammation and/or infection c... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sonja Stiller-martin
Emergency Medicine 27 years experience
Very concerning: When a blood vessel bursts inside the brain, it bleeds into the surrounding space (or tissue). That causes increased pressure to surrounding structur... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sonja Stiller-martin
Emergency Medicine 27 years experience
Structure and action: arteries have thicker, muscular walls. They carry oxygen and nutrients out to the body so it can be used. Veins are thin walled, elastic vessels tha... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sonja Stiller-martin
Emergency Medicine 27 years experience
See your doctor: Many things can cause pain in your groin/hip. Radiation of the pain to another area of the body happens because a nerve is irritated-the question is w... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Sonja Stiller-martin
Emergency Medicine 27 years experience
Hydrate hydrate!: Everyone is different as far as how dehydrated they will get under different conditions and how acclimated you may or may not be to those conditions. ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Sonja Stiller-martin
Emergency Medicine 27 years experience
It depends: It depends on the type of injury.X-rays are mostly useful for an injury to a bone or joint displacement,although sometimes we can see signs of inflamm... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sonja Stiller-martin
Emergency Medicine 27 years experience
Get evaluated: Always get evaluated for chest pain. Many causes of chest pain are not life-threatening - and fear/anxiety will just make it worse. There are severa... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sonja Stiller-martin
Emergency Medicine 27 years experience
Ouch!: You may have an infection or irritation of the ear canal (otitis externa) with fluid in the ear behind the eardrum(giving the clicking sound). An exam... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sonja Stiller-martin
Emergency Medicine 27 years experience
Can be: Can be. 'trapped gas' can feel like bloating, which can also happen with constipation (difficulty moving you bowels)
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sonja Stiller-martin
Emergency Medicine 27 years experience
See your doctor : Swelling and redness may be normal during healing, but may suggest infection too. Numbness can be chronic or temporary after any surgery. Yellowing is... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Sonja Stiller-martin
Emergency Medicine 27 years experience
No: Elephantiasis? It sounds like she has severe lymph edema, which can cause severe disfiguring swelling of the legs. She should talk to her doctor abo... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sonja Stiller-martin
Emergency Medicine 27 years experience
Unlikely: More information is necessary like how long the tingling lasts, exact locations of the sensation, what provokes it, etc. This would be a good question... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sonja Stiller-martin
Emergency Medicine 27 years experience
Location matters: Location of the prominent veins matters. If it is all over(arms/hands/legs, etc), it may be related to increased fluid load (i.e. after having a high ... Read More
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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sonja Stiller-martin
Emergency Medicine 27 years experience
Most Likely: You should definitely see your doctor and discuss this with them. Fortunately, there are many choices in medication for illnesses and disorders now. I... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sonja Stiller-martin
Emergency Medicine 27 years experience
It is just swollen: Everyone responds to inflammation a little differently. Whether something is a little swollen, moderately swollen or severely swollen only really matt... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sonja Stiller-martin
Emergency Medicine 27 years experience
See below: You DO have veins everywhere! They are very important in carrying blood from the body parts (including skin) back to the heart. You may notice them mo... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sonja Stiller-martin
Emergency Medicine 27 years experience
No: If the only abnormal vein currently is the great saphenous vein, removal of that vein helps. However, varicose veins primarily occur because of weakn... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sonja Stiller-martin
Emergency Medicine 27 years experience
Possibly: You may have some pleurisy (inflammation of the long of your lung) which can happen with many illnesses- more often with viruses (which are not impro... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sonja Stiller-martin
Emergency Medicine 27 years experience
Depends: Thrombosis means a blood clot. What happens related to this depends on where this blood clot is. A blot clot keeps blood from flowing properly withi... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sonja Stiller-martin
Emergency Medicine 27 years experience
Ignore: A teaspoon of electrolyte fluid(like gatoraid) every 5 minutes will often help keep you hydrated.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sonja Stiller-martin
Emergency Medicine 27 years experience
See your doctor: Leukocytes in the urine means there is an inflammation or infection. They do not tell us what is causing the inflammation. That is why it is best to... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sonja Stiller-martin
Emergency Medicine 27 years experience
Get it checked out: 'Lumps' in your throat may be something simple like an enlarged tonsil or could be due to more serious issues like tumor. Lack of pain suggests that ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sonja Stiller-martin
Emergency Medicine 27 years experience
Please get evaluated: While this could be minor (virus,muscle strain, inflammation), other more serious things (blood clots, infections, bleeding) from other sources in the... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sonja Stiller-martin
Emergency Medicine 27 years experience
Please clarify: Do you mean cystic fibrosis? Or deep vein thrombosis? Or something else?
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sonja Stiller-martin
Emergency Medicine 27 years experience
Yes and No: You may be at higher risk for venous aneurysms like popliteal vein aneurysms but not for arterial aneurysms. When most people think of aneurysms they... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sonja Stiller-martin
Emergency Medicine 27 years experience
Possibly: Urine tests help us determine if there is an inflammatory process going on - like an infection. They do not tell us what the infection is until a cul... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sonja Stiller-martin
Emergency Medicine 27 years experience
Get tested: Sometimes the symptoms of a UTI and venereal disease are very similar. You should see your doctor to have an evaluation, urine test and cultures to d... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Sonja Stiller-martin
Emergency Medicine 27 years experience
Difficult to say : If you haven’t had an issue with it before (it usually happens at a younger age), and have had no injury to the area, it is unlikely. While the testic... Read More
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sonja Stiller-martin
Emergency Medicine 27 years experience
Time for an xray: It could be either. Swelling can occur with soft tissue injury(even without a bruise),like what occurs with direct trauma to the tissues.And it can oc... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sonja Stiller-martin
Emergency Medicine 27 years experience
In the GI tract: Flagyl is absorbed predominantly in the GI (gastrointestinal) tract when taken orally (by mouth). It is 'processed' primarily in the liver.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sonja Stiller-martin
Emergency Medicine 27 years experience
Increased knowledge: Sometimes the best way to decrease a fear or 'queasiness' about something is to learn more about it. Veins are just part of our bodies plumbing syste... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sonja Stiller-martin
Emergency Medicine 27 years experience
Irregular bleeding: Irregular or abnormal bleeding does occur occasionally and is because of a hormonal irregularity. Most of the time, it is not a problem. However, if y... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sonja Stiller-martin
Emergency Medicine 27 years experience
See your doctor: You can have pain associated with the cast due to something simple, like the cast rubbing against an area of the leg repetitively, or more serious lik... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sonja Stiller-martin
Emergency Medicine 27 years experience
Continue medication: Please continue to take the full course of medication. If your symptoms have not improved AFTER the full 5 days of treatment, speak again with your d... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sonja Stiller-martin
Emergency Medicine 27 years experience
It depends: If there is no break/dislocation,the most important thing about treating shoulder injuries is to keep them moving(so they don't 'freeze').Dangling the... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sonja Stiller-martin
Emergency Medicine 27 years experience
Normal: You do have veins everywhere! And arteries-but the arteries tend to be 'deeper', so you don't see them like you see veins. Atypical veins may bulge, o... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sonja Stiller-martin
Emergency Medicine 27 years experience
Read the labels: Soaps or body washes that have no color, no fragrance and are specifically made for sensitive skin are your best choices. Other options to help preve... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sonja Stiller-martin
Emergency Medicine 27 years experience
More info needed: You can be hospitalized with problems related to either an artery or a vein. Speak to the doctors or nurses caring for you - they should be able to te... Read More
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Dr. Stiller-martin is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Dr. Stiller-martin is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you, I really needed to know what the pain was called!! :)
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Thanks for your quick reply! If it does not resolve itself with stretching I will go to my doctor
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thank you! I wonder if a lot of fiber is the answer?

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Medical College of Pennsylvania
Graduated 1995MD

Medical/Graduate school

Medical College of Pennsylvania, PA
Graduated 1995MD

Awards

Top Emergency Medicine Specialist , First Place, Ohio - Summer
2014

Affiliations

American College of Phlebology
American College of Phlebology Foundation
Diplomate American Board of Phlebology
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