Dr. Gerald Morris

Internal Medicine
TUCSON, AZ
16 years experience male

Locations

CAMP LOWELL MEDICAL SPECIALISTS

TUCSON, AZ

Address

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

My office hours

Thursday: 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.

Specialties
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Internal Medicine

Licenses

United States: Arizona

Doctor Q&A

86 Answers
93 Agrees
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gerald Morris
Internal Medicine 16 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.
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Morris
Internal Medicine 16 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
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gerald Morris
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Ignore: Avoid liver toxic substances - Tylenol, (acetaminophen) Alcohol and supplements (Check with PCP before starting).
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Morris
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Ligament injury: Post surgical rehab can take up to 12 weeks. During that time your surgeon and physical therapist will work to improve range of motion, strength and ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gerald Morris
Internal Medicine 16 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
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Morris
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Adverse reaction: Sounds like you mean "adverse reaction" to IUD. With Copper - symptoms could be a rash (allergic reaction); Abnormal vaginal bleeding; vaginal discha... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Gerald Morris
Internal Medicine 16 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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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Morris
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Side effects: It can cause nausea and diarrhea so it could most likely cause heart burn as well
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Morris
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
See your doc: It is possible to have a miscarriage but you do need to see your Physician for exam and blood work.
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Morris
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Low sodium: Here are some symptoms of hyponatremia: Nausea and vomiting, Headache, Confusion or trouble thinking, muscle weakness, spasms or cramps and seizures.... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gerald Morris
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Muscle twitching : I have had some patients complain of this issue. Herpes is a virus that lives in the nerves and when a nerve is irritated it can become hyper excited... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gerald Morris
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Ignore: Drink lots of fluid and urinate after sex.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gerald Morris
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Ignore: DON'T: share pillowcases, towels, or other personal items during infection.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Morris
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Pregnancy test: It depends on blood versus urine. For the urine test you would have to check your local pharmacy. Prices vary but should not be more than $20 to $25... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Morris
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Cardiac testing: Stress Echo is reserved for those unable to complete an exercise stress test. It has a high "specificity" which means very accurate in finding diseas... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gerald Morris
Internal Medicine 16 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
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Morris
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Radiology: The term Hypodense means that an area on thew CT is "less dense" when compared to surrounding tissues on the same scan. Usually the "hypodense" area ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Morris
Internal Medicine 16 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
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Morris
Internal Medicine 16 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
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gerald Morris
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Ignore: Avoid irritants like caffeine, alcohol, and milk-based foods.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gerald Morris
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Ignore: You can catch mumps just by being around someone who is infected if you haven't had the MMR vaccine.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Morris
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
DM and Pregnancy: Gestational DM is considered high risk. First step to treatment is starting with a program of medical supervised nutritional therapy and self-monitor... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Morris
Internal Medicine 16 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
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Morris
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Vitamins: Yes, senior citizens can take Prenatal Vitamins. Be careful of the Iron content in those vitamins as they can cause upset stomach and even constipati... Read More
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A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Morris
Internal Medicine 16 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
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gerald Morris
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Weight loss: Depends on your goal - weight loss or toning. You may want to decr cal intake to 1800-2000 daily for a few weeks
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Morris
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Thyroid nodule: I am guessing that this was found on ultrasound - then if TSH is normal you may need a Fine Needle Aspiration biopsy by an Endocrinologist. Check with... Read More
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A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gerald Morris
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Generic drugs: Generic medications by FDA standards have to meet the same dosage of active ingredient as the Brand Name drug. There should no side effect difference... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Morris
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Most likley: Your symptoms are due to the overactive release of histamine caused by your allergies. Once your season dies down, your symptoms should also improve ... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Morris
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Tips for craving: You might try: 1: Post-it notes saying " Is this really worth the calories?" 2. Beat the craving by leaving the house. 3. Keep busy. 4. If you do ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gerald Morris
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Dandruff: You could try Nizoral (ketoconazole) shampoo instead
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Morris
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Urine testing: couple of Q's first: Was this urine test around your menses? If so it might be due to that. If not, then you may need renal function testing. Was ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Morris
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Hiccups: A hiccup is an involuntary, spasm of the diaphragm resulting in sudden inspiration and ends with abrupt closure of the glottis. Diabetes is among th... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gerald Morris
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Pain relief: As long as you don't have an allergy, they are both fine for pain control. Just note that Advil will actually help with swelling and inflammation whi... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Morris
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
BV: If you have BV then the best treatment is Metronidazole or Clindamycin antibiotics from your doctor. There has been a study done which did show that ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Morris
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Infertility?: I would recommend you and your husband see a doctor for evaluation. He may need a semen analysis and you may need some hormone blood work done and GY... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Gerald Morris
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Allergies: Hydroxyzine is a good choice but can be very sedating. Why not try Loratidine or Cetrizine instead first. Both are over-the-counter.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gerald Morris
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Fatty liver: You can start with decreasing dietary carbohydrates and increasing your daily exercise to 30 at least 5 days a week. One of the more common causes of... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gerald Morris
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
See your PCP: I would check with your PCP for an exam at this time.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gerald Morris
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Ignore: Avoid NSAIDS like Advil good pain relief. Use Tylenol (acetaminophen).
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gerald Morris
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Sinus headache: It is possible to have headaches from sinus congestion. You should try over-the-counter sinus relief remedies because the headache will improve once ... Read More
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Morris
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Diet and BP: The low sodium DASH diet is one of the best to help lower high blood pressure.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gerald Morris
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Ignore: Use a condom during sex: vaginal, anal and oral.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Morris
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Milky discharge: Your milky discharge may be due to excessive nipple stimulation during sexual intercourse (If this is the first time you are having this issue). You c... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Morris
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Medication Q's: Some Multivitamins can reduce the serum concentration (effectiveness) of the antibiotic if taken together so I would recommend taking them several ho... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Morris
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Bruises: Broken capillaries do heal on their own over time. Also A bruise is the result of broken blood vessels under the skin due to trauma - the discolorati... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Morris
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Cough: One of the most common causes of Night-time cough when laying down is un-diagnosed acid reflux disease. May want to try OTC antacid meds first for a ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Morris
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
SSRI side effects: It is possible to have the side effects you are having with the SSRI medication Prozac (fluoxetine). You should definitely let your PCP or Psychiatri... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gerald Morris
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
See ENT/ PCP: There are many reasons for increased ear pressure with hearing difficulties from allergies to ear wax impaction to even underlying infection. You sho... Read More
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A 67-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gerald Morris
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Constipation: There are many reasons for constipation. You need to see your PCP to discuss the possibilities and for a full history f the constipation: Possible cau... 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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