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Dr. Lauren Standig

Internal Medicine
San Francisco, CA
33 years experience female

Locations

L. Standig , MD

San Francisco, CA

Address

1580 Valencia St. , STE 809, San Francisco, CA, US
Directions

My office hours

Tuesday: Closed
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Insurances accepted

Medi-Cal

Blue Cross of California

Office

San Francisco, CA

About

Bio

Grew-up in NYC, received my undergraduate degree at Cornell University. Then returned back to the city and attended Columbia University, where I earned a Masters degree in nutrition. From there I again headed up north to medical school, finally leaving the east coast to complete my internal medicine residency and practice in San Francisco.

Specialties
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Internal Medicine

Licenses

United States: California, Hawaii

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47 Agrees
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lauren Standig
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Evaluation of urine : The urine is helpful in evaluating the overall health of a patient. However, an isolated abnormal urinary test is not sufficient to diagnose many prob... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lauren Standig
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Pancreatitis : Symptoms of acute pancreatitis are sudden onset of upper abdominal pain which can radiate into the back. frequently it is associated with nausea and ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lauren Standig
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Oxymetazoline: No, Oxymetazoline is a decongestant. It temporarily helps with nasal congestion by constricting the local blood vessels and reducing swelling and con... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lauren Standig
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Allegra (fexofenadine) vs Zyrtec : Allegra (fexofenadine) does not commonly cause or worsen anxiety. That said it can cause problems when taken in combination with other meds. It might ... Read More
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lauren Standig
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Discuss with your MD: The prescribing physician can re-evaluate the medications and possibly make adjustments, if they are causing your symptoms. Investigating other possib... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lauren Standig
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Needlestick risk HIV: No, you don't need to be tested again. Conversion to HIV + will occur within 3 months, in almost all people.The CDC recommends a test be done at 6 mo... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lauren Standig
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Blackhead: It sounds like you had a clogged pore or blackhead. When you scratched it, the bacteria normally on your skin were able to make their way underneath ... Read More
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A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lauren Standig
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Viagra (sildenafil) : The use, dosage and side effects of a medication are best determined by your physician. Call the prescribing doctor and arrange a time or appointment ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lauren Standig
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Diabetes Prevention: - Healthy diet, including plenty of water and fiber. - Avoid alcohol and don't smoke. - Exercise for 30 minutes daily. - Maintain a healthy weight ... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lauren Standig
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Muscle tear healed: The best way to determine healing is to follow-up with the physician that treated the injury. Physical examination of the leg is necessary and possibl... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lauren Standig
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Tibial Hematoma: Yes, whenever a medical condition fails to adequately improve or resolve, it is important to follow-up with your doctor. Acute traumatic injuries, su... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lauren Standig
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Nodular Lymphangitis: These are inflammatory nodules which develop as a result of a primary skin infection. The term is used to describe the clinical presentation, which re... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lauren Standig
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Probably not...: It depends on the amount of vitamin D and calcium in the supplemental doses. Discuss this with your regular doctor and they will be able to tell you a... Read More
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A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lauren Standig
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Clonazepam: Benzodiazepines are rarely associated with elevated liver functions or clinically apparent liver injury and have not caused acute or chronic liver fai... Read More
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A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lauren Standig
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Fungal infection: Onychomycosis (a fungal infection of the nail), is more likely to occur in diabetics and with immunosuppressive therapies associated with posttranspla... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lauren Standig
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Scabies treatment: The time of day itching occurs is not affected by the treatment of scabies. Itching is caused by an allergic reaction to the mite and it's feces. Gene... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lauren Standig
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Both meds control BP: All medication doses must be individualized to the needs of the patient. Although these medications have similar mechanism of action, at comparable do... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lauren Standig
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Consult Process: Yes, you can choose a doctor that is available on Healthtap Prime when you call. They must be logged on to Healthtap Prime and listed as available for... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lauren Standig
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Itching between toes: The most common cause is a fungal infection, known as tinea pedis or Athlete's Foot. The fungus flourishes in warm, moist, dark environments, such as ... Read More
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Standig is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Standig is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful!
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

State University of New York Upstate Medical University, NY
Graduated 1989MD

Residency

KAISER FOUNDATION HOSPITAL
Completed 1992

Awards

Top Doctor, Third Place, San Francisco Region - Summer
2014
Top General Internist, First Place, San Francisco Region - Summer
2014
Thought Leader Doctor, Second Place, San Francisco Region - Summer
2014
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