Dr. Michael Michaels

Urology
Palatka, FL
55 years experience male

Locations

Office

Palatka, FL

Address

136 Timber Lane, Palatka, FL
Directions

Fax

(386) 328-3707

About

Bio

After my medical degree from the Faculty of Medicine Alexandria University in Alexandria,Egypt in 1968,I did my internship at the University Medical Center at Princeton,NJ(1969-1970).. I then did a year of general surgery residency at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey at Newark,NJ(1970-1971). This was followed by my 3 years of urology residency at the Geisinger Medical Center in Danville,PA(1971-1974). I then practiced urology for 31 years in Palatka,FL where I was on the staff of Putnam Community Medical Center. I am now an Honorary Staff Member.

Specialties
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Urology

Languages spoken

Arabic, English

Doctor Q&A

627 Answers
668 Agrees
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Michaels
Urology 55 years experience
Laparoscopy: That is doing surgery by passing a scope into the body through a small cut instead of opening the abdomen.
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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Michaels
Urology 55 years experience
No: I am assuming you are not asking for yourself since BPH is unheard of at age 29.However saw palmetto and caffeine to treat BPH is not a recognized tre... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Michaels
Urology 55 years experience
Yes and no: A digital rectal exam will estimate the size of the prostate but keep in mind that size does not necessarily correlate directly with symptomatology.Th... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Michaels
Urology 55 years experience
Yes: Any risk from colonoscopy is no different in people with normal sized prostates than in people with enlarged prostate. A flexible instrument is used.
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Michaels
Urology 55 years experience
See below: High iron foods:beef & chicken liver,,spinach,lentils,tuna,eggs,shrimp,brown rice. You can look up more on foods online.You are on an ACE inhibito... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Michaels
Urology 55 years experience
Circ: Consider circumcision or,if you are opposed to that for some reason,a dorsal slit will also resolve yoyr issue.
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A male asked:
Dr. Michael Michaels
Urology 55 years experience
Fistula: It sounds like you have a salivary fistula which is a rare complication of partial parotidectomy.Usually will close spontaneously in a few weeks and v... Read More
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A 65-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Michaels
Urology 55 years experience
Need more info: I would need more information to form an opinion: what imaging study was done,where is the stone? What size? If it is 5 mm or less, it will pass but t... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Michael Michaels
Urology 55 years experience
Need more info: Your age? Is prostate enlarged and obstrutcing? High chance of infection with Foley for 2 mos.How much flomax:You can take it 0.4mg twice daily. Prosc... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Michael Michaels
Urology 55 years experience
Possibilities: Pain may be epididymitis or epididymo-orchitis.See your doctor for accurate diagnosis and treatment.Meanwhile get a scrotal support from a sporting go... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Michaels
Urology 55 years experience
Surgery,Medication: Sometimes the foot surgery will trigger the gout attack. Gout is NOT considered a surgical complication,however.Treatment is with NSAIDS,steroids or ... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Michaels
Urology 55 years experience
No: Why do you press on your bladder? If your bladder is full of urine it will be uncomfortable when you do that. Try emptying your bladder then there is ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Michaels
Urology 55 years experience
Cannot: No pregnancy possible. Use BCP &/or condoms to be safer.
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Michaels
Urology 55 years experience
Surgical: Surgical procedure is generally the treatment of choice for cure.Best wishes.
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A member asked:
Dr. Michael Michaels
Urology 55 years experience
See below: Harvard study:high grade prostate ca:19 cases in every 1000 men who had vasectomy versus 16 per 1000 who did not have vasectomy.No diff.in low grade p... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Michaels
Urology 55 years experience
See below: Hi,I'm sorry but I don't know what your question is.I don't see any meds.listed.Without knowing size of stone it is hard for me to predict the likelih... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Michael Michaels
Urology 55 years experience
Call ASAP: Call the urologist ASAP please. As you probably know, 103 fever means serious infection.She will need urine and blood culture then given I antibiotic ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Michaels
Urology 55 years experience
No but: If the primary care doctor felt a hard nodule on digital rectal exam and the psa is elevated, he or she would be strongly suspicious of prostate canc... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Michaels
Urology 55 years experience
Possible: Kidney stone is possible .A very no-invasive test like ultrasound would be a good first step.Musculoskeletal pain i also possible. You need a history ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Michaels
Urology 55 years experience
Meds: If the urine flow rate,as documented by a uroflow test is clearly abnormal and the bladder does not empty as documented by post-void ultrasound then t... Read More
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A 76-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Michaels
Urology 55 years experience
None: Bicalutamide does not cause urinary retention. It sounds like you are in good hands.Best wishes.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Michaels
Urology 55 years experience
Periodic eval.: The 9mm left renal cyst is nothing to worry aboul The "tiny"non-obstructing stones should be followed,say by a simple xray once a year.If you experien... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Michaels
Urology 55 years experience
No: A person with chronic urinary retention cannot "suck in many inches"of the lower abdomen. Do you have an obese abdomen? See a urologist for the slow s... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Michaels
Urology 55 years experience
Yes: If he did ureteroscopy he would have seen the stone. If you had strained every drop of urine you passed,as you should have been instructed to do,you w... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Michaels
Urology 55 years experience
Yes but: Acute hemorrhagic cystitis(occurs in women)is a cause of bloody urine but it is best not to just assume it is cystitis.There will be urinary urgency,f... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Michaels
Urology 55 years experience
Needs evaluation: If the entire left side is numb and swollen finger he needs go see doctor or urgent clinic for evaluation soon.Meanwhile OTC pain meds as per label in... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Michaels
Urology 55 years experience
Evaluate, treatment: Vitamins and herbs will not help enlarged prostate.Saw palmetto has been shown to be no better than placebo.If your loved on,aged 67(since you are 34)... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Michaels
Urology 55 years experience
Get help: See your doctor who will get your hand xrayed and may refer you to a hand specialist.Goodluck
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Michaels
Urology 55 years experience
Not stones: Kidney stones do not cause hiccups.The hiccups are not from the stones. Tr breathing repeatedly into a paper bag for a limited period .Try holding you... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Michaels
Urology 55 years experience
No but: Try not to worry but you should be seen and followed by a urologist and get a stone metabolic workup on blood and urine. The 6.8mm stone will not pass... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Michaels
Urology 55 years experience
Depends: Treatment will really depend on whether the ureterocele is confined to the bladder,stenotic or not,ectopic or not. 400 characters is really not enough... Read More
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A 64-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Michaels
Urology 55 years experience
Unlikely: 11mm stone is very unlikely to pass on its own. Hopefully you are under the care of a urologist.Good luck.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Michaels
Urology 55 years experience
Yes: Hello,You don't say what "tiny" measures,but a small kidney stone may have passed down the ureter and giving you pelvic pain and pain on urination if ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Michaels
Urology 55 years experience
TNTC: If you are referring to a urine analysis that says pus cells "too numerous to count" if usually indicates urinary infection. A urine culture will docu... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Michaels
Urology 55 years experience
Several: It could be something called a urethral caruncle if the bleeding is only on wiping. It is a benign condition that can be resolved by cauterization, la... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Michaels
Urology 55 years experience
No: I don't think antibiotics interfere with hormone metabolism.A major exception is Rifampin which is for TB among other things. It is best to check with... Read More
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A 64-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Michaels
Urology 55 years experience
Symptoms dictate: Flomax starts relieving symptoms within a few hours by relaxing the muscle tissue in the prostate.Avodart (dutasteride) works on the glandular portion... Read More
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A 65-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Michaels
Urology 55 years experience
BPH: Sounds like BPH(benign enlargement of postate),very common.May be a good idea to see urologist who will most likely do a baseline uroflowmetry in whic... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Michaels
Urology 55 years experience
No: The only short term study of effects of the herb cystone on kidney stones showed that it had no effect. A 7.5 mm lower pole stone has an almost zero% ... Read More
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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Michaels
Urology 55 years experience
No: Probiotics do not act on the central nervous system and would not cause insomnia.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Michaels
Urology 55 years experience
No: Spermatoceles do not burst. If it bothers you to have it, the operation to remove it is relatively simple. Good luck.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Michaels
Urology 55 years experience
Varicocele: It sounds like a condition called "Varicocele". See a urologist for surgical varicocelectomy or an interventional radiologist for embolization. Talk t... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Michaels
Urology 55 years experience
Yes: Alcohol is unrelated but do not have sex until the incision is fully healed.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Michaels
Urology 55 years experience
15-20lbs: As long as it is a push vacuum and is light,it's OK. If someone else,a grown up, lives with you let him or her do it for right now. Have a spedy recov... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Michaels
Urology 55 years experience
Possible: When semen is in the vagina, sperm can go in the cervix and p the uterus to the fallopian tube. Of course pregnancy can only occur around ovulation ti... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Michaels
Urology 55 years experience
Unrelated: If the urine was collected properly after good wiping normal urine will have no sperm.If you had intercourse just before urine specimen & did not ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Michaels
Urology 55 years experience
See below: Hi,put neosporin ointment on the area that looks infected and calamine lotion on the red bumps.When the mosquito bites you and sucks blood it injects ... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Michaels
Urology 55 years experience
See below: I think you mean anal pain when you say "pain in the rectum".Anal fissure is a common cause of this symptom.It is a tear in the lining of the anal ope... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Michaels
Urology 55 years experience
Primary care: It would be best to go to an internist or to a family physician. An accurate history & physical wiil be done & appropriate testing & if ne... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Michaels
Urology 55 years experience
Different: Usally pills are pescribed to relax the bladder. There are a number of them but all fall in 2 groups: antimuscarinic group and beta 3 adrenergic recep... Read More
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Testimonials
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Jul 28, 2014
Dr. Michaels is a very experienced and knowledgeable colleague. I know that his answers are thoughtful and useful not only to the patients here on HealthTap, but to generalists such as myself who wish...Read More
Jun 22, 2014
I fully recommend Dr. Michaels to anyone needing his help as he seems to care deeply about his field of Urology. Great Physician and Colleague and asset to the community at HealthTap!
Jul 14, 2014
I endorse Dr. Michaels. Dr. Michaels is an extremely knowledgeable urologist who willingly provides healthcare information to the public.
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thanks doc. I also have a 6.6 mm stone near bladder. Been trying to pass, 46 days. Scheduled for surgery in 2 days. On flowmax. I am very nervous. :( still hoping for i...Read More
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This made me feel good. Thanks! I understand that, but i had joint problems on fluroquinone, and allergic to bactrim. So doc gave me this. can it technically work over 30 days or no?
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Turns out it was just from strain. Had it in awkward position the day before for a long time. Pain disappeared in two days. Thanks anyway!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Alexandria univ
Graduated 1968MD

Medical/Graduate school

University of Alexandria Faculty of Medicine, Egypt
Graduated 1968MD

Residency

GEISINGER MEDICAL CENTER
Completed 1974

Awards

Top Doctor, First Place, Gainesville Region - Summer
2014
Top Urologist , First Place, Florida - Summer
2014
Most Influential Doctor, First Place, Gainesville Region - Summer
2014

Affiliations

American Urologic Association
American Coll of Surgeons
American Urological Association, Southeastern Section
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