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Dr. John Michel

Family Medicine
North Ft Myers, FL
47 years experience male

Locations

Office

North Ft Myers, FL

Address

-, North Ft Myers, FL
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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 male asked:
Dr. John Michel
Family Medicine 47 years experience
Not stomach: Gastric problems do not occur in the scrotum This may be GI if that is what you mean. I would be concerned about a scrotal problem such as epidydimiti... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Michel
Family Medicine 47 years experience
Most likely not: It is not clear if the pt had a blood clot in the leg or to the lung. Hip pain per se is not a sign of a blood clot. There is more to the story we ha... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Michel
Family Medicine 47 years experience
Much to talk about.: First do you take too much caffeine. Are you drinking and not telling anyone. ARe you taking some sort of supplement from over the counter. If none o... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. John Michel
Family Medicine 47 years experience
Infection?: See your doc or your eye doc.This is something that merits evaluation. This could be a small gland or might be bony if there was trauma. See someone a... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Michel
Family Medicine 47 years experience
Not heart !: Heart pain is not constant. This may well be muscular or bony in nature. Have you had trauma there? Have you started some new exercise or new martial ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Michel
Family Medicine 47 years experience
Unlikely but: Go see your gyn to make sure and probably need to take a blood test for pregnancy.This is the foolproof way and it may be causes by some endocrinal ab... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Michel
Family Medicine 47 years experience
Very little: There is little to take for pain except acetaminophen. There can be the use of heat on your ribs and maybe bracing with a soft pillow when you sleep. ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. John Michel
Family Medicine 47 years experience
Stop: Run a test. Stop all the berries and the tomatoes and see . AS a young person this is unlikely to be serious. See if it occurs when not eating those t... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. John Michel
Family Medicine 47 years experience
The idea: The wisdom teeth surgery should not have anything to do with it. Should be ok if there are no sutures. If there are sutures this should wait. Moreo... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Michel
Family Medicine 47 years experience
Classic: This is the first thing I would think of if you came in to my office. If you have none of the things you mentioned in your note then I would watch the... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Michel
Family Medicine 47 years experience
Not clear as to: benefit. If you are doing this to put on muscle mass or to supplement your diet it is not necessary. A good diet and maybe adding whey is better. Abo... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. John Michel
Family Medicine 47 years experience
Unclear: It depends on the cause of the need of the otoplasty. This surgery may actually save the hearing but unlikely to make it better. I would recommend tha... Read More
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A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Michel
Family Medicine 47 years experience
Depends: From the description it is not clear what this is? You need to be under the care of neurosurgeon or neurologist. What other kind of problems do you h... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Michel
Family Medicine 47 years experience
Do not know.: May be a tumor , Need to see a gynecologist!
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Michel
Family Medicine 47 years experience
For dysmenorrhea: The exact mechanism is unknown for how it works. It is an inhibitor for the chemical that causes a cascade of chemical to cause cramping. This medicin... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Michel
Family Medicine 47 years experience
NO: If it did I would take it. Not any evidence of this being true. Try it as it cannot hurt!
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Michel
Family Medicine 47 years experience
Yes.: It is safe to take the aspirin. It is to be noted that Arcoxia is an NSAID from Australia. It is not sold in the US. The 100 mg aspirin is still smal... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Michel
Family Medicine 47 years experience
Be careful of hip jt: What people call the hip frequently is not. If you are talking at the side of your pelvis this is not the true hip. This may be the area of the greate... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Michel
Family Medicine 47 years experience
Sure.: Beer is generally a clear liquid. I would think that this would be ok but keep it in moderation. Otherwise keep it to the doctor's instruction. This s... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Michel
Family Medicine 47 years experience
IN the end: If nothing has worked you can try a suppository. This can be gotten at most chemists (Pharmacy) or an enema. This should be ok as you are young and mo... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Michel
Family Medicine 47 years experience
Depends: You may be able to do so. if you are significantly over weight this may not help. If you have keloids it is better to leave it alone. See a plastic su... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Michel
Family Medicine 47 years experience
See gynecologist: Could be a serious issue and a partial hysterectomy leaves the cervix. Patients like could have spotting from a cervical lesion. Needs to be investiga... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Michel
Family Medicine 47 years experience
See your doctor soon: No sex is specified but at the age of 48 , pain in chest going in to the left arm is concerning. If there is a family hx of heart disease, smoking or... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Michel
Family Medicine 47 years experience
See Gynecologist: Unlikely that you are pregnant. Suggest that you see your gyn and try to figure out what is going on. Note that no specific symptoms were reported. If... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Michel
Family Medicine 47 years experience
Complex question: Grade one or two does not suggest severe disease but does implicate some problems. Need to know the cause of the loss of kidney function. If infection... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. John Michel
Family Medicine 47 years experience
Irritable bowel.: The stool being normal is ok.The gooey stuff as you say is only stool with more water. The colon develops a rapid transit time and the stool does not ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Michel
Family Medicine 47 years experience
Go to doctor: This is important because it could lead to something much more severe. it sounds like a infection in the tear drainage tube from the center of the eye... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Michel
Family Medicine 47 years experience
Most likely: I am sorry to say that you may well be miscarrying. The HCG numbers should be much higher. Please see your obstetrician as soon as possible to get the... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Michel
Family Medicine 47 years experience
Probably viral.: If the temperature is now hovering around 100 it is probably on the wane. Viral illness can last to about one week. If the entire symptoms are only te... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Michel
Family Medicine 47 years experience
NO: This would be a genetic characteristic. You can put false packing in the cheeks but this would not be permanent. You can see a plastic or ENT surgeon ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. John Michel
Family Medicine 47 years experience
Unclear: You may have some type of infection although there is no burning. Some venereal disease can present this way. Have you had unprotected intercourse? H... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Michel
Family Medicine 47 years experience
Ask your doctor: You take a lot of medicine and have a number of difficult problems. The pain may be the controlling factor in trying to stop or reduce the amount of m... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Michel
Family Medicine 47 years experience
Smoker?: You may be having a lung infection. If you had bronchitis this may be more of the same. It will take every bit of two weeks to resolve including the f... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Michel
Family Medicine 47 years experience
Viral: This sounds like a herpetic type virus. This description is the type one gets from shingles. This may not be shingles but sounds viral.. One other thi... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Michel
Family Medicine 47 years experience
Yes you will have: Pain, However the pain can easily be controlled. Pain will be only moderate as they are removing a cyst. Meds to sleep , why? I f you mean anesthesia,... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Michel
Family Medicine 47 years experience
Time and warm soaks.: Do not try to pop it . It will drain itself if you can be patient. The simple treatment is to sit in warm water to draw the boil to a head. It will ev... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Michel
Family Medicine 47 years experience
Unclear: It is unclear but may be a small gland infection. I would wait and see as this does not appear to be serious as yet from what you have said. I would ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Michel
Family Medicine 47 years experience
Cannot do that !: NO hx is provided and there for now able to tell you what to do. One idea is if this is caused by exercise or activity that is very strenuous.. did yo... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Michel
Family Medicine 47 years experience
Orthodontia: This appliance is to move the lower jaw forward. CAn have surgery which is much more painful and more expensive. See your dentist for further advice a... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Michel
Family Medicine 47 years experience
Maybe not: If you are smelling bad odors you are smelling pus. The sinus infection is not over and you need to resee your doctor or if have not gone, go. YOu wil... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Michel
Family Medicine 47 years experience
Doubt it.: I am not sure I would be worried. If there is only mild pink appearance and it's presence is variable I would not. I would make sure your breast exa... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Michel
Family Medicine 47 years experience
Beer?: If this is alcohol and taking with meds I would not do that .The alcohol is not going to help an erection but interfere. If you need Viagra (sildenaf... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. John Michel
Family Medicine 47 years experience
Doubt: pregnancy related. You can get general illness like anyone else. If you have taken antibiotics recently this could be the cause. You could also just h... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Michel
Family Medicine 47 years experience
Not unusual: AS a young man it is not unusual for some one to exercise and then have muscle pain. If you are lifting weights and doing heavy exercise then not unex... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Michel
Family Medicine 47 years experience
Ice and time.: There is no recommended treatment but you might want to put ice on it. It has a odd method of healing and sometimes surrounding tissue may necrose. Y... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Michel
Family Medicine 47 years experience
Maybe related to: heat? it is no clear how much you are outside but in Algeria it is thought to be arid. If the air is very dry and you are a smoker, the nasal passages... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. John Michel
Family Medicine 47 years experience
See your ENT: This may be related or not to a process involving the ear. May also be related to a recent infection .There are other causes of involvement of lymph n... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Michel
Family Medicine 47 years experience
Yes: It needs to be followed and make sure it remains that way. It needs the hematologist to follow to make sure it is under control Best wishes
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Michel
Family Medicine 47 years experience
OCD: Your complaints sounds like OCD. The repetitive actions are suggestive of anxiety relieving maneuvers. See your doc for this and there is meds for t... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Michel
Family Medicine 47 years experience
See your doc: This may be a very prominent vertebrae . If it painful you should see your doctor and get it looked at. it might also need xrays. Needs to be check... Read More
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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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