Dr. Mitchell Kahn

Internal Medicine
Bellingham, WA
48 years experience male

Locations

Bellingham Internal Medicine

Bellingham, WA

Address

1050 Larrabee Ave, Suite 102, Bellingham, WA, US
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My office hours

Thursday: 8:00am - 5:00am
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Insurances accepted

Group Health Cooperative

About

Bio

Dr. Kahn is a Board Certified specialist in Internal Medicine who brings more than 20 years of clinical experience treating patients. He graduated from Columbia University Medical School where he did his advanced training and remained on the faculty, teaching medical students and residents for 2 decades. Winner of many awards for medical service, Dr. Kahn was the Director of the Miller Healthcare Institute for Performing Artists in New York City, the largest and most comprehensive center of Performing Arts medicine in the country, before relocating to Bellingham in 2006. He was listed in New York Magazine "Best in NY 2006" Issue, and was included as one of "50 Unsung Heroes" in the New York Daily News in November 2006

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.

Internal Medicine

Licenses

United States: Washington

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mitchell Kahn
Internal Medicine 48 years experience
Possibly: although most calcified Tyler lymph nodes are caused by benign conditions such as infections ( for example histoplasmosis, tuberculosis) or diseases s... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mitchell Kahn
Internal Medicine 48 years experience
Higher estrogen dose: Tri-Sprintec and Ortho Tri-cyclen Lo have exactly the same progresterone (Norgestimate) but Tri-sprintec has 35 mcg of Estradiol and Ortho Tri-Cycl... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mitchell Kahn
Internal Medicine 48 years experience
Possibly: Unfortunately there is no really good way to tell without being examined. Herpes usually causes painful sores but can itch. You should try to see your... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mitchell Kahn
Internal Medicine 48 years experience
See a doctor quickly: Although there are many causes for your symptoms two of them need urgent care: a collapsed lung and a blood clot to your lung. Difficulty breathing is... Read More
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A 70-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mitchell Kahn
Internal Medicine 48 years experience
Fluid: The most common cause for rapid weight gain in a mature adult is fluid retention. There are many causes and therefore many different treatments. You s... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mitchell Kahn
Internal Medicine 48 years experience
No reason: If you eat fewer calories than you burn up in exercise you will eventually lose weight. It is very frustration not to loose weight quickly but a slow... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mitchell Kahn
Internal Medicine 48 years experience
Not optic neuritis: Optic neuritis causes problems with vision and can cause pain but usually develops slowly over period of hours to days . It is hard to know what that ... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mitchell Kahn
Internal Medicine 48 years experience
Testosterone level: It is possible. By age 18 your testosterone levels are usually at maximal level but might not yet be. The best natural testosterone booster is not bec... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mitchell Kahn
Internal Medicine 48 years experience
Varicose veins: Assuming that what you are feeling are veins, varicose veins in the scrotum are very common. Sometimes they increase blood flow to the testes and caus... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Mitchell Kahn
Internal Medicine 48 years experience
Prescription meds: Sometimes dandruff is caused by a skin condition of the scalp called seborrheic dermatitis which can be treated with a prescription medication. Consul... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mitchell Kahn
Internal Medicine 48 years experience
Probably not: Some curvature of the penis can be normal but 80 degree's is a lot. There is a condition called Peyronie's disease where a scar in the penis causes it... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mitchell Kahn
Internal Medicine 48 years experience
By prescription: But Claritin D is OTC and is almost as effective.Clarinex (desloratadine) is des-loratadine and Claritin is loratadine
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mitchell Kahn
Internal Medicine 48 years experience
Maybe: It depends on what you mean by "did not work before" . and why it didn't work. If you are even few hours late with the low dose pill , your estrogen ... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mitchell Kahn
Internal Medicine 48 years experience
Nail will grow back: By "red discoloration" I assume you mean that there was blood under the nail. As long as the base of the nail (the part farthest away from the tip... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mitchell Kahn
Internal Medicine 48 years experience
Yes: Phenylephrine and acetaminophen will not interfer with cetirizine
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mitchell Kahn
Internal Medicine 48 years experience
Soon: There is no definite prohibition against drinking alcohol after varicocelectomy other than the interaction of alcohol with any pain medication that yo... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mitchell Kahn
Internal Medicine 48 years experience
Needs evaluation : There are many causes for blood in the urine, some serious and some less serious but you should have it evaluated by a physician. I doubt that the Zan... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mitchell Kahn
Internal Medicine 48 years experience
No: Iron supplements turn the stool black. This is more common with coated or long-acting iron supplements because more of the iron gets to the large inte... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mitchell Kahn
Internal Medicine 48 years experience
Depends: Sometimes treatment with a different medication combination will work. Also it depends on why they think that the H. Pylori is not eradicated. For exa... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mitchell Kahn
Internal Medicine 48 years experience
Facial hair: If you otherwise have normal hair and a normally developed penis then it might be just how you are and you will save money on shaving supplies. If th... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mitchell Kahn
Internal Medicine 48 years experience
Mostly: The urine test, if done on the first time you urinate when you wake up is as accurate as a swab in the penis for detecting gonorrhea and chlamydia. A ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mitchell Kahn
Internal Medicine 48 years experience
Needs evaluation : If this has lasted more than a few hours you should seek medical care. There are many serious conditions that can cause severe abdominal pain.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mitchell Kahn
Internal Medicine 48 years experience
Many causes: Low back pain can have many causes varying from pulled muscles to pain from infections or tumors in your ovaries or uterus . If the pain lasts for mor... Read More
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mitchell Kahn
Internal Medicine 48 years experience
Similar but not same: Both Acitrom and Warfarin act in the same way, by blocking the effect of Vitamin K so you make less clotting factors. The main difference is how lon... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mitchell Kahn
Internal Medicine 48 years experience
Chest pain: Usually when you have pain that hurts when you move it is your muscles or bones in the chest wall that are causing the pain. However, there are many f... Read More
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A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mitchell Kahn
Internal Medicine 48 years experience
Both numbers normal: Both 110/68 and 130/80 are normal blood pressure readings. Blood-pressure readings are dynamic, that is they change throughout the day. Many things ca... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mitchell Kahn
Internal Medicine 48 years experience
Normal: Those are all normal levels and says that your body has enough iron and enough (and not too much) of the iron carrying protein in the blood.
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mitchell Kahn
Internal Medicine 48 years experience
Nodules : Thyroid nodules can be serious although they don't have to be. If their a lot of small nodules then it is usually less serious but if there is a large... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mitchell Kahn
Internal Medicine 48 years experience
Thyroid nodules: When there are multiple nodules in the thyroid (called "multinodular goiter") it is usually a benign condition but sometimes if there can be a maligna... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mitchell Kahn
Internal Medicine 48 years experience
None now: Potts disease is caused by an infection of the bone with the tuberculosis bacteria. There are really no exercises that will help treat this. She shoul... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mitchell Kahn
Internal Medicine 48 years experience
Gastroenterologist: There are a lot of conditions that cannot be diagnosed with ultrasound or CT scan and too often doctors rely on them for diagnosis. You should see ang... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mitchell Kahn
Internal Medicine 48 years experience
Usually not: To draw blood out of the vein, the needle punctures it. Sometimes the hole does not seal off right away and blood leaks out under the skin causing a b... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mitchell Kahn
Internal Medicine 48 years experience
Quite rare: Approximately 4 people out of 100,000. To compare: the likelihood of dying in an automobile accident in the United States is 11 people out of 100,000.
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mitchell Kahn
Internal Medicine 48 years experience
Don't worry: Semen volume doesn't necessarily mean low sperm count but more often reflects how often you ejaculate and whether you are dehydrated. Don't worry abo... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mitchell Kahn
Internal Medicine 48 years experience
Yes: There are several drugs which have been shown to treat HBV: Treatment strategies for chronic HBV include interferon (standard and pegylated), lamivudi... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mitchell Kahn
Internal Medicine 48 years experience
Preventive measures: The usual cause of ear pain from flying is inability to equilibrate pressure across the eardrum. Simple non-medical things to relieve the pressure inc... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mitchell Kahn
Internal Medicine 48 years experience
Many causes possible: Sometimes that can be caused by something as simple as hyperventilating. It would be very unusual for it to be caused by a nerve disease or arthritis ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mitchell Kahn
Internal Medicine 48 years experience
Usually not: The effects of lactulose usually only last a day or two. Having bowel movments 4 times a day is not usually normal and should be evaluated by a doctor... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Mitchell Kahn
Internal Medicine 48 years experience
Yes but: Lemsip has phenylephrine ( a decongestant) which is a little like "adrenaline" so the beta blocker will prevent it from doing much good. The combina... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mitchell Kahn
Internal Medicine 48 years experience
Not really: There are many medications and dietary supplements that are marketed to help with weight loss. The sad truth is that none of them are much more effect... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mitchell Kahn
Internal Medicine 48 years experience
Possibly: There are a few ways in which diabetes can be related to hyperhidrosis. For example episodes of hypoglycemia can be associated with profound sweating.... Read More
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A 74-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mitchell Kahn
Internal Medicine 48 years experience
See your doctor: There are a few possibilities including gout and infection. If it is an infection since you're on prednisone, the symptoms can be suppressed and the ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mitchell Kahn
Internal Medicine 48 years experience
Vitamins supplements: Multivitamins should not have any interaction with Sertraline. However most 31 year old women who eat a normal balanced diet do not need to take a vit... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mitchell Kahn
Internal Medicine 48 years experience
Few different things: It could be a variety of different conditions varying from mechanical irritation to infections. Some of the infections can be sexually transmitted (fo... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mitchell Kahn
Internal Medicine 48 years experience
Some swelling normal: There is always some swelling but if it is really swollen then you should see your surgeon soon an make sure that there is no serious problem.
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mitchell Kahn
Internal Medicine 48 years experience
Maybe: It can but it is not usually clinically relevant for the conditions that are treated with Fludrocortisone. There are only some rare diseases , like my... Read More
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A 68-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mitchell Kahn
Internal Medicine 48 years experience
Yes: An ejection fraction of 60% is normal
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mitchell Kahn
Internal Medicine 48 years experience
Tonsiliths : There are a few simple things you can do. Salt water gargle will help to prevent them. You can use a Water-Pic which can be very helpful to irrigate t... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mitchell Kahn
Internal Medicine 48 years experience
Marketing hype: The group, Cancer Research UK, says that "the term 'superfood' is really just a marketing tool, with little scientific basis to it". Another source de... Read More
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A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mitchell Kahn
Internal Medicine 48 years experience
Yes: A recurring "scab" can be caused y many different skin diseases . I could even be caused by a skin cancer that can get bigger You should have it loo... Read More
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Kahn is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Kahn is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks for your quick reply! TSH= 1.22 T4= 8.8 free t4 index = 2.4 T3 uptake =27%. All within range
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! It last off and on both low grade temp and stomach pains.
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Thanks for your quick reply! Tks. I read people with chronic pain can get decreased venous emptying

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, NY
Graduated 1975MD

Residency

ST LUKE'S HOSPITAL
Completed 1978

Awards

Top Doctor, Third Place, Seattle Region - Summer
2014
Top General Internist, First Place, Seattle Region - Summer
2014
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