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Dr. Michael Michaels

Urology
Palatka, FL
54 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
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Michaels
Urology 54 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
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Michaels
Urology 54 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
A member asked:
Dr. Michael Michaels
Urology 54 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
A female asked:
Dr. Michael Michaels
Urology 54 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
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Michaels
Urology 54 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
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Michaels
Urology 54 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
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Michaels
Urology 54 years experience
It depends: There are many procedures that are done through the scrotum. What opetation are you referring to? If you don't know have the patient ask the doctor.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Michaels
Urology 54 years experience
Different: Usually pills are prescribed to relax the bladder. There are a number of them but all fall in 2 groups: antimuscarinic group and beta 3 adrenergic rec... Read More
A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Michaels
Urology 54 years experience
Possible: It is possible that there may be a stone. I am sorry not to be able to give you a yes or no answer because it would be guessing. The only way to find ... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Michaels
Urology 54 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
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Michaels
Urology 54 years experience
No but: It would be more comfortable if you wore a scrotal support.
A female asked:
Dr. Michael Michaels
Urology 54 years experience
I don't think so: If what you mean by "lighten of the legs and arms" is lighter color of the skin, then no urticaria does not do that.Urticaria is a skin rash which can... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Michaels
Urology 54 years experience
Get seen: Fordyce spots are tiny(1-3 mm)pale red or yellow elevated spots. Get them seen by a dermatologist or a urologist.Best wishes.
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Michaels
Urology 54 years experience
No: Not unless there is a problem.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Michaels
Urology 54 years experience
Yes: Yes it would have shown.Why did they not give contrast?Do you have creatinine higher than 2.0?Hope no stones:)
A 67-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Michaels
Urology 54 years experience
Please see below: You had urethral stricture after brachytherapy for ca.prostate.So it is a bulbo-membranous urethral stricture.This occurs in 5-10% of patients like yo... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Michaels
Urology 54 years experience
Possible: Just because it may not be meningitis does not mean don't get care. Meningitis is characterized y neck rigidity,sudden high fever and altered mental s... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Michaels
Urology 54 years experience
UTI: It sounds like you have acute cystitis,or UTI(urinary tract infection).Go to your doctor or to a clinic to have a urine test and get a prescription.Ta... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Michaels
Urology 54 years experience
Yes: If your surgeon feels this study is required before s/he operates on you,you need to do it. Best wishes for a good result with the surgery.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Michaels
Urology 54 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
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Michaels
Urology 54 years experience
Usually not: Theoretically possible for UTI to cause late period but usually not an "uncomplicated"UTI. Without pregnancy causes of missed or late period can be st... Read More
A 65-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Michaels
Urology 54 years experience
Surgical removal: Is the only treatment.All the calcifications must be removed otherwise recurrence occurs.Have you had this for many years?You are 65.This disease occu... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Michaels
Urology 54 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
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Michaels
Urology 54 years experience
??: There are many causes of enlarged cervical lymph nodes.Any diagnosis online would be guessing.First see doctor to diagnose if it is lymph node or some... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Michael Michaels
Urology 54 years experience
Talk to surgeon: Hi, 2 weeks is still fresh post-op. I would call the surgeon's office ans either ask to talk to her/him or get an office visit. The best person to ans... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Michaels
Urology 54 years experience
No: Unrelated,unless you are taking narcotic analgesics or if there is another cause for constipation.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Michaels
Urology 54 years experience
Yes: Itching and hives are listed as possible side effects of vatrex. Notify your doctor. In the meantime(since it is Sunday) you can use over the counter ... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Michaels
Urology 54 years experience
Short answer:No: Asacol (mesalamine) (other names in US but are meselamine long acting.Asacol (mesalamine) available from Canada under other names) will turn the infla... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Michaels
Urology 54 years experience
Possibly: Get a home urine pregnancy test about a week after your missed period.Use the first morning urine as it is more concentrated.These tests are about 97%... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Michaels
Urology 54 years experience
As prescribed: I think you are referring to interstitial cystitis. Take the dose that your urologist prescribed. Good luck.
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Michaels
Urology 54 years experience
Get CT: With your history of 12 stones & lithotripsy,the pain in your rt.flank is very likely another stone.Hopefully you have had a metabolic workup incl... Read More
A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Michaels
Urology 54 years experience
Get checked: Get checked for the rectal bleeding to find the cause. There are many causes,so it makes no sense to guess the cause. The brownish red semen is a cond... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Michaels
Urology 54 years experience
Yes but: Several decades ago urethral dilatation was frequently used on females for "chronic urethritis"with the theory that it made the Skene's glands(periure... Read More
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Michaels
Urology 54 years experience
Not but possible: It can be done.Request that from your anesthesiologist or ask your gyn to request it for you.Good luck
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Michaels
Urology 54 years experience
Side effect: Vomiting is one of the side effects of hydrocodone. Call your dentist to prescribe a different pain medicine. Best wishes.
A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Michaels
Urology 54 years experience
Impossible: It is impossible to tell you the cause of blood in your stools. You are 51 yrs.old and there are many causes. Please go to a doctor to diagnose and tr... Read More
A 79-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Michaels
Urology 54 years experience
Boobs?: Proscar (finasteride) is a drug in a group called 5-alpha reductase inhibitors. This can cause gynecomastia (breasts in a male). Talk to your doctor a... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Michaels
Urology 54 years experience
No pain: Torsion is treated by untwisting the twisted cord & fixing the testis so twisting cannot recur. The opposite side(that is not torsed)is also fixed... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Michael Michaels
Urology 54 years experience
Possibly: Either still at UVJ or in bladder or passed. The only way to know is if you have been straining all urine or,if you have not,get another ultrasound or... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Michaels
Urology 54 years experience
Unlikely: At age 20,male,urinary frequency with no other symptoms(such as burning urination or voiding very small amt.at a time or urgency..)& clear urine i... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Michaels
Urology 54 years experience
Yes: If you have been using marijuana for a long time before you stopped 2 months ago:It will stay in your hair for 6 months or longer after you stopped sm... Read More
A 79-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Michaels
Urology 54 years experience
Yes: Yes this is the normal thing to do when there is such a narrowing which we call stenosis. It is not considered a major procedure and you will be anest... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Michaels
Urology 54 years experience
Not advil (ibuprofen): Hi,Burning urin is not a side effect of advil (ibuprofen).Are you taking advil (ibuprofen) for burning or another reason?It will not help burning.Soun... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Michaels
Urology 54 years experience
Where?: Where are you swollen? Please re-establish with a urologist for your interstitial cystitis.It would help if you clarify your question regarding the "s... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Michaels
Urology 54 years experience
IC: Hello,Although cloudy urine typically indicates UTI, it definitely also occurs with interstitial cystitis. I hope you are under the care of a urologis... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Michael Michaels
Urology 54 years experience
Stitch: Let your doctor who circumcized you look at it.If the wound is clean,he/she my nimb it and restitch it.Good luck
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Michaels
Urology 54 years experience
UTI: It sounds like you have acute cystitis(urinary infection).Go to a clinic or a doctor and your urine will get checked and an appropriate antibiotic wil... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Michaels
Urology 54 years experience
Yes: There is sudden severe testicular pain in the testicle.Also there is often vomiting.If you are having bad pain in your testicle go to the ER because i... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Michaels
Urology 54 years experience
?ovulation: Hi,At age 20: your pain in left lower abdomen started Aug.14,your period is due Aug.28. It is possible you may be having ovulation pain called Mittel... Read More

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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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