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Dr. Gerald Morris

Internal Medicine
TUCSON, AZ
15 years experience male

Locations

CAMP LOWELL MEDICAL SPECIALISTS

TUCSON, AZ

Address

3190 N. SWAN RD, TUCSON, AZ, US
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
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Practice website

Fax

(520) 547-9716

Insurances accepted

Medicare

About

Bio

I was born on the beautiful island of Jamaica but grew up on the island of St. Lucia. From very early I was fascinated by living things and "how they work". I spent much of my time reading books and watching programs about the human body. I decided at a young age to go into medicine after experiencing loss in my family. I wanted to be part of the special group of men and women who impacted peoples lives on a daily basis - Healthcare workers. I attended St George's University where I graduated with a dual degree - Masters in Public Health and MD degree. I moved to NJ to complete my Internal Medicine residency training at St Michael's Medical Center in Newark, NJ. I am currently living and practicing in Southern Arizona with my wife (also a physician) and 2 awesome boy ages 5 and 2.

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Internal Medicine

Licenses

United States: Arizona

Doctor Q&A

86 Answers
93 Agrees
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Morris
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Rash: Rash is not associated with Fibromyalgia. You might want to think back to recent med changes, changes in facial soaps or Make-up. An eval by Dermat... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gerald Morris
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Sinus congestion: Sounds like you may have sinus congestion - you may do well with nasal decongestants or even a nasal steroid (both of which are over-the-counter meds ... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Morris
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Constipation: Increase fluid intake and fiber intake as well. Also you may want to try an over the counter stool softner. Assess your diet - eating healthy (veget... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Gerald Morris
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Check with Doc: You need to check with her Pulmonologist. Some people need to wait a certain amount of time before they can fly and also depends on the extent of the... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gerald Morris
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Pimples: Becareful - over scrubbing and washing can lead to more whiteheads because as you wash you remove the natural oils in the skin. This leads to overpro... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gerald Morris
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Not likely: You most likely have some remnants of the sinus drainage from when you were ill. Stay hydrated and take lots of Vit C and Zinc to help your immune sy... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Morris
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Yes: Yes, a cough is a violent spasm of the intercostal muscles and diaphragm in response to an irritant in the respiratory tract. If violent enough, you ... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Morris
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Not enough info: Please provide more info with regards to your concern so we can better address them.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Morris
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Possible UTI: You may be having an infection in your bladder. You might want to get one of the urine tests from the Pharmacy and also see your PCP or Urgent Care f... Read More
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Morris
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
GI issues: The upper endoscopy can show a hiatal hernia and also ulcer changes in the upper GI tract. Diverticulitis is a diagnosis made on clinical presentatio... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gerald Morris
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Yes: Chromium is a micronutrient that has been shown to help with conversion of T4 to T3 (liothyronine) in the body and also helps with glucose metabolism ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Morris
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Pain during sex: You may be having an allergy to his ejaculate. You both might want to see a doctor and have allergy testing done.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Morris
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Vaginal bleeding: This is not a known side effect of AZO. Could your period be starting soon? If this continues you should see your PCP.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Morris
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
See Orthopedics: You may need imaging of your back due to the change in your symptoms, i.e. worsening back pain - but you should follow up with the Orthopedic surgeon ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Morris
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Palpitations: It sounds like you may be having palpitations. This is normal for people to get them during times of emotional or physical stress (working out). If ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gerald Morris
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Need more testing: There are many causes for ED. If you haven't had a thorough eval with labs and physical as yet that is where I would start. Also you might want to se... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Morris
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Follow up testing: Testing to assess for adequate treatment of Chlamydia is not necessary unless you are pregnant or still having symptoms. In those instances you can te... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Morris
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Abdominal pain: If surgery is going to be soon, for now if you are not on medical therapies for symptom control, you may want to talk to your PCP. Some herbal remedi... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Morris
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Rash and tingling: Sounds like a possible case of shingles. See your Doctor ASAP - Earlier detection and treatment will reduce the chances of long term pain issues in t... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gerald Morris
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Insomnia: You might want to consider taking a "medication holiday" from the ambien (zolpidem) 1 or 2 days a week to help reduce tolerance from building up. O... Read More
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Morris
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
High PSA: Due to the increase in a short period of time I would recommend f/u with the Urologist first to see if biopsy would be appropriate. Also PSA can be i... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Morris
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Persistent Abdo pain: Unusual to have symptoms for this long after surgery. I would F/u with the surgeon for reeval and exam especially if the tests were all normal
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gerald Morris
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Ignore: Astigmatism - People see things as blurry at any distance.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gerald Morris
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Ignore: Wearing ear plugs made for swimming can prevent swimmer's ear.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gerald Morris
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Ignore: Untreated hyperthyroidism can cause abnormal heart rhythm, chest pain. In women, irregular periods.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Morris
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Thyroid meds: No it cannot - Grave's disease is actually worsened by the use of Levothyroxine. Grave's disease consists of hyperthyroidism due to antibodies that c... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Morris
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Vision issues: Yes, this is due to the swelling around the optic disc head or nerve due to the increased intracranial pressure. If you are having these symptoms the... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Morris
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Protein boost: I would recommend using high quality whey isolate within the first 30 minutes after your workout.
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Morris
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Dental work: The clot will heal and the wound will eventually close as long as you allow it to heal - Don't tough it too much in the early days of healing
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gerald Morris
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Vitamins: I recommend Vitamin B12 at 5000 mcg daily to my patients and Vitamin C at 1000-2000 mg daily to help with immune system health and memory and energy (... Read More
A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gerald Morris
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Pharmacokinetics: This relates to how a drug is absorbed, transported; metabolized and ultimately cleared from the body. You have to specify which opiate medication yo... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Morris
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Possible allergy: Sounds like you may have an allergy to Ibuprofen. You may want to try other alternative NSAIDS like Naproxen (Aleve) or Aspirin for your pain and swe... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Morris
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Not recommended: Xanax (alprazolam) is best for short term use - a few weeks. Long term use can lead to dose escalation as that dose may no longer be effective in tre... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Morris
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
See Your Ortho doc: It sounds like you are having radiculopathy, which means possible nerve injury, from the back fracture. Please see your PCP or Orthopedic surgeon for... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Morris
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Check with GI: If you take it for pain control for another reason then it will not be a problem. Aspirin and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (Ibuprofen and Na... Read More
A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Morris
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Lipid lowering diet: Mediterranean diet - best to reduce the risk of heart disease and lower cholesterol - high in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, beans, nuts, and seeds... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Morris
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Hep C quick info: Hepatitis C is a disease that harms the liver and can lead to cirrhosis and liver failure. Caused by a virus spread from person to person through cont... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gerald Morris
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Ignore: Avoid irritants like caffeine, alcohol, and milk-based foods.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Morris
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Prolactin level: High prolactin is relative to cause but upper normal value for serum level is about 20 ng/mL. Pituitary tumors can have values in the thousands and t... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Morris
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Iud: Are you asking if it is possible to get pregnant with an IUD then yes you can. If you are asking if you can carry a pregnancy to full term while havi... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Morris
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Sinus issues?: It sounds like you maybe having sinus issues. Turbinate hypertrophy is swelling of the soft tissue in your sinus passages due to inflammation. T... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gerald Morris
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Groin injury: See your doctor - Sounds like you may have a groin muscle strain from the playing sports. Lay off the sports for a while and see your doctor.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gerald Morris
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Ignore: DON'T: share pillowcases, towels, or other personal items during infection.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gerald Morris
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Ignore: Drink lots of fluid and urinate after sex.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gerald Morris
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Ignore: You can catch mumps just by being around someone who is infected if you haven't had the MMR vaccine.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gerald Morris
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Ignore: Avoid liver toxic substances - Tylenol, (acetaminophen) Alcohol and supplements (Check with PCP before starting).
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gerald Morris
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Lump: How long have you had this lump? I would see your PCP for a physical to diagnose the lump. It could be a cyst or a fatty deposit known as a lipoma (... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Morris
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Side effects: It can cause nausea and diarrhea so it could most likely cause heart burn as well
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gerald Morris
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Cold treatment: You could also try Vitamin C; Zinc supplements and Elderberry as all of these can help to shorten the duration of the "cold" symptoms. Stay very well... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Gerald Morris
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
See PCP: With the list of GI issues you are having for the last month, I am concerned that you may be dehydrated and may even have some electrolyte imbalances ... Read More

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Jul 20, 2014
I endorse Dr. Morris & welcome him to Healthtap. He is clearly very knowledgeable in the field of Internal medicine. He is providing excellent quality medical information to the public.
Jul 19, 2014
Excellent well thought out answers. An excellent resource for patients. An amazing physician and an asset to healthtap.
Aug 2, 2014
Dr. Morris gives knowledgeable, clear concise answers!
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Non-smoker; the cough is at all times. Know I have acid reflux, so maybe that's it - will try an antacid before bed and see if it helps. Thanks!
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I am so sorry I did not understand please explain please comment again
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This was very helpful. Thanks! I had never considered this idea. I will try other NSAIDS when needed

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

St. George's University School of Medicine, Grenada
Graduated 2007MD

Residency

SAINT MICHAEL'S MEDICAL CENTER, INC

Awards

Top Doctor, Second Place, Tucson Region - Summer
2014
Top General Internist, First Place, Tucson Region - Summer
2014
Most Influential Doctor, Second Place, Tucson Region - Summer
2014

Affiliations

University of Arizona, College of Medicine
Arizona Medical Association
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