Dr. John Michel

Family Medicine
North Ft Myers, FL
48 years experience male

Locations

Office

North Ft Myers, FL

Address

-, North Ft Myers, FL
Directions

About

Bio

I am a Christian physician with high moral standards and ethics. Am a self starter and very reliable. As a very compassionate person, I understand persons that are grieving and having problems dealing with health issues. As a family physician, I am able to deal with a lot of problems. I am board certified in Family Practice, geriatrics and hospice /palliative care.

Specialties
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Family Medicine

Internal Medicine - Geriatrics

Palliative Care

Licenses

United States: Florida

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

974 Answers
169 Agrees
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A member asked:
Dr. John Michel
Family Medicine 48 years experience
Unclear: There is virtually no hx provided but pain in the left side of the head does not sound like sinus. Sinus complaints usually are in the forehead, under... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Michel
Family Medicine 48 years experience
Doctor: YOu need to see what is causing this. This is more about what is not causing this. You need to have a workup of what is the particular disease process... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Michel
Family Medicine 48 years experience
Tough: Dysphagia is usually a problem with a neurologic cause. It is difficulty in swallowing to the point the person may aspirate in any of the phases of s... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Michel
Family Medicine 48 years experience
Maybe: This question is not able to be answered with the info present. You may be helped by some surgery so the opthalmologist needs to comment. There are al... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. John Michel
Family Medicine 48 years experience
Back eval: The causes are multiple and you have given virtually no history This could be from work, exercise or some type of martial arts workout. It is unclear... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Michel
Family Medicine 48 years experience
Tinea versicolor: This sounds like a fungal growth called tinea versicolor. See your derm doc and get a correct opinion. do not try to treat yourself . This is not soun... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Michel
Family Medicine 48 years experience
Unclear: This is usually given for a bipolar diagnosis. I am not sure why this was stopped cold turkey but the anxiety and mild depression may get worse. It m... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Michel
Family Medicine 48 years experience
Doctor: You need to let your parent know about the problem. The pain may be serious but is not clear that it is. At your age it is unlikely to be heart rela... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Michel
Family Medicine 48 years experience
Not clear: You have not mentioned where you feel the pressure. If you have some pain in the face or in the forehead this could be a sinus infection .Would not re... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Michel
Family Medicine 48 years experience
Most likely: This is way too much ibuprofen at one time but you most likely will be ok. If you have hbp it can be aggravated and if you have renal disease it can ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. John Michel
Family Medicine 48 years experience
No question but: I think you are contemplating asking the cause. This sound like you might have a gastroenteritis. This is a stomach infection and most likely viral. D... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Michel
Family Medicine 48 years experience
May be viral: Small itchy bumps on the neck could be something called flat warts. These are small skin colored bumps that come from a virus that has no treatment ex... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Michel
Family Medicine 48 years experience
Dummy?: Is this the same as a pacifier? If so, then it does not reduce reflux. The cause is not clear, but positioning can reduce reflux. The pacifier is more... Read More
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Michel
Family Medicine 48 years experience
No idea: This white count is not really elevated. The elevated segs suggest a bacterial infection. Have the doctor give you more information. Cannot tell what ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Michel
Family Medicine 48 years experience
Treat constipation.: For a person as young as you are the treatment is related to the constipation. There can be a number of ways to treat this from using harsh laxatives ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Michel
Family Medicine 48 years experience
NO idea: If you want to be sure, then you might. What kind of protection did you use and where were you in your cycle ? These are all things that might make so... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. John Michel
Family Medicine 48 years experience
NO enough info: Is it possible that you are pregnant. ? Have you had unprotected intercourse?The point is that if you have had yes answers to either of these question... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. John Michel
Family Medicine 48 years experience
Lymph nodes: This may well be a lymph node and this is suggested as it goes down after your period. If it remains up see the doc. Mention it to your doctor when yo... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. John Michel
Family Medicine 48 years experience
Less likely: The ear wick is used for a serious otitis externa AS the swelling goes down the need for the ear wick is less. If the drops and antibiotics have don... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. John Michel
Family Medicine 48 years experience
Bunged up?: Does this mean stuffed up or have a cold and much congestion? if this is true, it is not infrequent that people that blow their nose will get dizzy. ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Michel
Family Medicine 48 years experience
TMJ: Does not sound like a pinched nerve. Could be TMJ or related to clenched as one does when stressed or bite has changed .This is when bite is off such ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Michel
Family Medicine 48 years experience
I am not sure there: a way. If this is a wide change in skin tone then one can use covermark which is a type of makeup specifically for this kind of problem. See a derm d... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Michel
Family Medicine 48 years experience
See your doctor: testosterone levels need to be ordered by a urologist after a good exam. If your own doctor that is fine. As a young man the likelihood of low testero... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Michel
Family Medicine 48 years experience
Gout: You just do not get gout. It is a clinical condition of which the uric acid level in your system is high and settles in a joint. Most common is big to... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Michel
Family Medicine 48 years experience
Infection: This may well be a kidney infection. Need to see your local ER or urgicenter. This may affect the health of your kidney. This severe back pain may be... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Michel
Family Medicine 48 years experience
What is your: question ? Stomach ache? I have not idea of what a stomach cake is other that something that is called a bezoar. I am not sure that the stomach ache ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Michel
Family Medicine 48 years experience
Maybe: If you have gall bladder issues , you should be on a low fat diet. If you had a HIDA scan with numbers that high, it suggests that there was good fu... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Michel
Family Medicine 48 years experience
Need a workup.: There can be a myriad of problems in the stomach Assuming it is the stomach. YOu need to restrict spicy and acid type foods and acid type products su... Read More
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A 78-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Michel
Family Medicine 48 years experience
Not enough history: The fact that mother is doing smoking is not good but not uncommon. The area of the rash is not clear as the pictures are not available. The rash if a... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Michel
Family Medicine 48 years experience
May take a while...: There can be both physical as well as psychological dependence. If your life is harried and you have taken a lot of klonopin (clonazepam) for some tim... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Michel
Family Medicine 48 years experience
Not to worry: Child is little different from other bottle babies. The pebbles represent hard stool. This may indicate the child may need more water in the diet. If ... Read More
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Michel
Family Medicine 48 years experience
Be careful: ARe you sure they are sun spots. You did not mention whether you are darkly complected or not.This could have a difference. Make sure you see a derm ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Michel
Family Medicine 48 years experience
Unclear.: There is not a clear association of constipation and cancer. The polyp formation is needed to be reviewed by your doctor as to type. If it is a tubul... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Michel
Family Medicine 48 years experience
Botox where?: People get all kinds of botox injections. If this was for cervical dystonia , this is a known side effect. This is called dysphagia.You need to consul... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Michel
Family Medicine 48 years experience
Unclear: The reasons very as to why this is still inflamed. The lymph nodes usually swell with infection but would expect it to be back to normal if the tooth ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Michel
Family Medicine 48 years experience
Not clear: The reasons for this is not clear. She may have what we know as irritable bowel syndrome. She needs to have a good workup for Crohn's disease and othe... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. John Michel
Family Medicine 48 years experience
Are you sure?: It is hard to take 25 mg of xanax (alprazolam). Have you been taking 0.25 mg of xanax (alprazolam). It will be out of your system in about 48- 72 ho... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. John Michel
Family Medicine 48 years experience
May be nothing: AS you state the only time you had unprotected sex was two days ago. You most likely not pregnant if this is correct.. Your period may be a little lat... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Michel
Family Medicine 48 years experience
Not normal: Your age is not specified, If you are at the older end of the spectrum you might have an overprimed endometrium and have what is called dysfunctional ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Michel
Family Medicine 48 years experience
Normal: If I understand your questions correctly , you want to know why she feels wet inside. When the pt is stimulated and has sexual arousal, the female nor... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. John Michel
Family Medicine 48 years experience
Have food poison.: Whatever you have eaten may have been infected. You did not mention a salad but this would be a common source. If there was some type of topping to th... Read More
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A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Michel
Family Medicine 48 years experience
General lab: General health panel is a wide ranging blood "panel ' that covers many areas such as kidney, liver and mineral function This has been a general type o... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. John Michel
Family Medicine 48 years experience
Not unusual: This appears to be a tension headache although no hx is given. No meds were mentioned and no note of doctor involvement. Need to make sure your blood ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Michel
Family Medicine 48 years experience
Possibly: You should see your doctor and find out why you are bleeding. Your condition mentions pregnancy . If you are pregnant this could be due to hemorrhoids... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Michel
Family Medicine 48 years experience
Doubt it.: This is more like a problem with TMJ. See your dentist or ENT for further workup. This may cause great pain but is not a serious disorder Best wishes... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Michel
Family Medicine 48 years experience
Have not mentioned: much history. This is important as it could lead to the cause of pain. If you are still hurting you need to see one now but not urgently. If you are o... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. John Michel
Family Medicine 48 years experience
Possibly: This has been speculated to be the case in some pts. It is unclear as to the possibility but has not been conclusively proven to my knowledge. Stated... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Michel
Family Medicine 48 years experience
Viral?: The antibiotics are not helping and / or not the right ones. If this illness is viral then no antibiotic will help. You need to see your doc and hav... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Michel
Family Medicine 48 years experience
Yes: Symptoms vary with time and with the activity of the disease process as well as with the type of MS that you have . You should be followed by a neurol... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Michel
Family Medicine 48 years experience
May take a while.: If you truly had a stomach infection then it will take a while to clear. The gas is all part of the process of getting back to normal. If you are havi... Read More
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Testimonials
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Michel is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Michel is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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I don't consume any caffeine, I have gone the stress management route, and have pursued through two neurologists, all the options. Nothing has cracked my intractable headache.Thus dramatic procedures...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! I know it's bizzare but here's th reason: to un-learn sleeping with my mouth slightly open('learned' it due to yrsallergies &stuffed nose) anyway thnks again
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you for devoting your time to help me. I appreciate and value your experience. You have given me confidence to investigate my illness further.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Hahnemann Medical College, PA
Graduated 1975MD

Residency

HAHNEMANN UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL
Completed 1978

Awards

Top Doctor, First Place, Fort Myers Region - Summer
2014
Top Family Physician, First Place, Fort Myers Region - Summer
2014
Most Influential Doctor, Second Place, Fort Myers Region - Summer
2014

Affiliations

AAFP, FAFP
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