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Dr. Caroline Capitano

Pain Management
Brookings, OR
27 years experience female

Locations

Pain Medicine

Brookings, OR

Address

648 Chetco Av, Brookings, OR
Directions

About

Bio

I practice pain medicine because it allows me to personalize treatment options to offer meaningful functional pain relief. This keeps me conscious of the brain's ability for positive adaptability. Thus the rewards of varied therapeutics on patients allow for less distress about the reality of medical business. I live in a small coastal town, so neighbors are patients. The gap is still being bridged between doing specialized injections one day and participating in local theater and boating on another. I have always used humor to get through, when the kids come home we spend the first days laughing at life!! Born a woman, will die a doctor.

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Pain Management

Internal Medicine

Licenses

United States: California, Oregon

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

48 Answers
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Caroline Capitano
Pain Management 27 years experience
Depends on why: There are many reasons that a person can get muscle cramps including medications and underlying medical conditions. Also the sensation of a cramp may... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Caroline Capitano
Pain Management 27 years experience
Anatomy may cause : If you have this problem in the morning it means you are having reflux as you sleep, the acid may be pooling in the back of your throat. This can cau... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Caroline Capitano
Pain Management 27 years experience
Likely ok if: If your boyfriend has no bleeding disorders, blood disorders, allergies preexisting and is not taking any other products that have aspirin then 225 mg... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Caroline Capitano
Pain Management 27 years experience
Reinfection: Sometimes when an infection is treated reinfection occurs because the partner is not treated. This can be fixed by communicating with your partner so... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Caroline Capitano
Pain Management 27 years experience
Heals on it's own: A fever blister is a virus (herpes simplex) nystatin is for fungus. Ice applied to the area will help with the pain, as will something like benzyl a... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Caroline Capitano
Pain Management 27 years experience
No interaction: There is no drug interaction with these two medications, however panadol (acetaminophen) should be taken in recommended doses. Both drugs are metabol... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Caroline Capitano
Pain Management 27 years experience
Twitching can be: due to pain. Trigeminal neuralgia produces severe multiple episodes of facial pain. Often muscle twitching can be seen as a result of the pain, incl... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Caroline Capitano
Pain Management 27 years experience
Seek attention: If your grandmother has not had a BM for more than 7 days dispite using laxatives, suppositories, and enemas as directed she is likely also having abd... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Caroline Capitano
Pain Management 27 years experience
Depends on symptoms: Pain on the side of the hip that hurts when touched or if you lay on it can be an inflamation of a bursa. Pain in your side in the groin with moveme... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Caroline Capitano
Pain Management 27 years experience
Many reasons: urticaria (hives) are pruritic, pink vs pale swellings of the skin.They may be small lesions or large. Can come on acutely and last 2x/week for months... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Caroline Capitano
Pain Management 27 years experience
Not really: Thermal burn usually involves the epidermis which does not have any blood vessels. This is a first degree burn with no blisters, but pain, redness. If... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Caroline Capitano
Pain Management 27 years experience
Not alcohol: If you drank alcohol one week (7 days) ago there will not be any alcohol in a blood test. However regular drinking, heavy binge drinking with elevate... Read More
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Caroline Capitano
Pain Management 27 years experience
Yes if needed: But only one time a day since meloxicam is a nonsteroidal antiinflamatory pain medicine taken 1 time a day & cyclobenzaprine acts to relax muscle... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Caroline Capitano
Pain Management 27 years experience
Tylenol (acetaminophen) dose: There is no interaction between panadol and mirtazapine. However you should not take more than 1 gram every four hours or more than 4 grams in 24 hou... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Caroline Capitano
Pain Management 27 years experience
Depends how much: If you only used 650 mg each day for 3-4 days & then another 650 mg today you are o.k. for a couple of alcoholic drinks. Better not to drink, it ... Read More
A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Caroline Capitano
Pain Management 27 years experience
Hep.A: You can potentially get hepatitis A from unwashed food, but not HepB. That is transferred by direct contact with body fluids including blood.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Caroline Capitano
Pain Management 27 years experience
Gross: People need to clean off the dirt they accumulate during the day. If not it leads to skin infections as well as potentially internal infections from ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Caroline Capitano
Pain Management 27 years experience
Many causes: There are many reasons your liver enzymes can be high. If it was a one time test, lab error is possible. Some people have a benign disorder where li... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Caroline Capitano
Pain Management 27 years experience
Check ear canal: You need to have a medical provider check inside your ear canal to look at the canal and ear drum. Also a physical exam can determine if you have sig... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Caroline Capitano
Pain Management 27 years experience
Any anti-inflamatory: Which ever one works the best you can take, but not over the recommended dose. A topical treatment for toothache is clove oil, you can place on cotto... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Caroline Capitano
Pain Management 27 years experience
It will go down: Especially with a capsule the gelatin of the capsule will melt and the contents go into the stomach. If it is large enough to feel stuck or you feel ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Caroline Capitano
Pain Management 27 years experience
Likely benign: Sounds with joints bending is usually just the mechanics of the joint. If there is no pain or other problems with the joint it can be a normal varient... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Caroline Capitano
Pain Management 27 years experience
Varies: It depends on the type of injection. If you are geting a joiint or bursa injection you could take some tylenol (acetaminophen) and then after the inj... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Caroline Capitano
Pain Management 27 years experience
Nerve pain: If this happens occasionally you are likely sleeping on your midarm and causing decreased blood flow. This causes fingers to spasm, pins/needles from... Read More
A 68-year-old male asked:
Dr. Caroline Capitano
Pain Management 27 years experience
Have rechecked: Hand may hurt because it is still swollen. Elevate your hand as often as possible during the day. The less you use it for the next 2 days the better... Read More
A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Caroline Capitano
Pain Management 27 years experience
Fever not always: present with pylonephritis or a UTI as people age. An uncomplicated UTI responds rapidly, so if you still have symptoms you need to see your doctor f... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Caroline Capitano
Pain Management 27 years experience
It depends: Bradycardia by definition is a heart rate of less than 60. Many people with this have a resting rate of 60 which increases with excercise. Some do n... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Caroline Capitano
Pain Management 27 years experience
May be unrelated: Calcium deposits in the intervertebral discs are usually a sign of degenerative changes in the structure of the disc. They do not produce pain, Someti... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Caroline Capitano
Pain Management 27 years experience
Seek medical help: Depending on where in the wrist and how deep puncture wounds can cause infection and this area is at high risk for persistent problems if not treated.... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Caroline Capitano
Pain Management 27 years experience
All medicine has : side effects, but when placed on a medicine the benefit outweighs the risk. If you are taking this medication orally and you think you are having sym... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Caroline Capitano
Pain Management 27 years experience
Seek attention: The ESR being high is normal after surgery to a certain degree. Your grandmother needs to see her doctor to determine if she is having effects from a ... Read More
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Caroline Capitano
Pain Management 27 years experience
Throat dry: Cold air is usually dry. Many people when they have a cold take medication that drys out the mucous membrane of the throat/pharynx. This can cause d... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Caroline Capitano
Pain Management 27 years experience
Need allergy testing: Your body has to have an initial exposure to the drug to develop allergic reaction. This can take time to develop. The symptoms likely started after... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Caroline Capitano
Pain Management 27 years experience
Stool softner: If the only problem is itching and you know it is a hemorrhoid then stool softeners can help decrease the irratation of bowel movements which will dec... Read More
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Caroline Capitano
Pain Management 27 years experience
Blood pressure ok: ginger in high doses can cause cardiac arrythmias if you overdose. Cinnamon is an antioxidant, no synergistic response that causes an elevated blood ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Caroline Capitano
Pain Management 27 years experience
No: You will get nausea, vomiting, heart palpatations, difficulty breathing, flushing, dehydration, dizziness, fatigue and headaches. You should avoid all... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Caroline Capitano
Pain Management 27 years experience
Depends on the drug: With saliva tests for drugs of abuse there is less data then with blood or urine testing. For most drugs three days will remove drugs from saliva (th... Read More
A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Caroline Capitano
Pain Management 27 years experience
Rest: You did not say if swelling or a bruise but in general since you cannot pad with shoes then when you can elevate the foot and apply ice to the area. ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Caroline Capitano
Pain Management 27 years experience
Faster walk: You may need to walk faster than two mph. A good goal is to walk a mile in 15 minutes. Once you can do that your heart will be in better condition a... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Caroline Capitano
Pain Management 27 years experience
Ice & nsai: As long as you do not have blistering it is a superfuical sunburn if you have been out in the sun. You have chills because your internal body tempera... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Caroline Capitano
Pain Management 27 years experience
Seek attention : You need to see a physician for further evaluation. A physical examination needs to be preformed. Based on the outcome of the examination further te... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Caroline Capitano
Pain Management 27 years experience
Both treated: As long as you both are treated and the bedding has been washed should not be a problem as most likely you both have it.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Caroline Capitano
Pain Management 27 years experience
Spinal curvature: Hyperlordosis or "swayback" is when the lower back has an increased curvature. This alone does not usually cause symptoms. Tingling, pain and pressur... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Caroline Capitano
Pain Management 27 years experience
Oleander: Nerium is made from oleander, a poisonous plant, depending on how much is used, for how long you could see systemic absorption. Potentially you could ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Caroline Capitano
Pain Management 27 years experience
Many causes: Young people your age can get a transient entity call costrochondritis. It is an inflamation of muscles between the ribs. Because asthma can make br... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Caroline Capitano
Pain Management 27 years experience
Many causes: Depending on how often you go, and if you have pain, there are many causes. Infection if there is abdominal pain and bleeding ,is the first thing you... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Caroline Capitano
Pain Management 27 years experience
Topical: You can apply either heat or ice to the area. The ice will decrease inflamation, the heat will help the intercostal muscle irratation. Also you can ... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Caroline Capitano
Pain Management 27 years experience
4-10 days: You should wait until your body has completly eliminated the medication. This is dependent on the dose, the half life and your bodies ability to elim... Read More

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Capitano is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Capitano is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thanks for ur quick reply but i dont have it only ma hubby. And there
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you very much. I really appreciate it.
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thanks. I guess I need to give the antibiotic more time.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

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Graduated nullMD

Medical/Graduate school

Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific, CA
Graduated 1995MD

Residency

ALAMEDA COUNTY MEDICAL CENTER
Completed 1996

Awards

Top Doctor, Third Place, Oregon - Summer
2014
Top Pain Management Specialist , First Place, Oregon - Summer
2014
HealthTap Doctor Mom

Affiliations

American Society Of Interventional Pain Physicians
American Academy of Pain Management
American Academy of Pain Medicine
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