Dr. Marwan Hammoud

Family Medicine
Green Brook, NJ
male

About

Bio

Over ten years experience in urgent care. Board-certified in family medicine. As an urgent care physician, it is never a dull day. We at many times will see and treat the most minor of complaints, yet at the same time are adept to identify signs and symptoms of potentially more serious conditions.

Specialties
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Family Medicine

Licenses

United States: Michigan, New Jersey, New York

Languages spoken

Arabic, English

Doctor Q&A

34 Answers
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marwan Hammoud
Specializes in Family Medicine
Poor Control: If these levels are fasting, they are signs of poor control. Not necessarily critical. You may require dietary or medication changes to improved your ... Read More
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Elevated BP: This can be a concern. The short answer is that it depends. High blood pressure is considered a resting blood pressure over 140/90. Many things can ca... Read More
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A 41-year-old male asked:
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Gout Treatment: Gout can be prevented by avoiding certain foods and medications to reduce uric acid in the bloodstream. Allopurinol is a very common medication used f... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marwan Hammoud
Specializes in Family Medicine
Hepatitis B Vaccine: Hepatitis B vaccine does not contain any live virus and is safe for most patients, even in pregnancy. There are very few contraindications.
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marwan Hammoud
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Vitamin A Toxicity: Vitamin A toxicity is very unlikely from an average diet. It is a fat-soluble vitamin and can become toxic in the body if taking too much as a supplem... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marwan Hammoud
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Depo-Provera: When the Depo-Provera injection is given to a woman after she has given birth, or had a miscarriage or an abortion, it works immediately. If given wit... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marwan Hammoud
Specializes in Family Medicine
Ignore: Avoid over-drying shampoos. Do try to use OTC shampoos containing selenium sulfide.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marwan Hammoud
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Possible Infection: The bump may likely be a lymph node. These can swell when there is inflammation or infection. If your symptoms are persistent, should be seen by your ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Marwan Hammoud
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Reevaluation Needed: Unfortunately a lot of dermatologic condition require direct observation to diagnose. Most cases of tinea, or ringworm, improve within a week of consi... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marwan Hammoud
Specializes in Family Medicine
Abdominal Pains: Unfortunately it can be very difficult to diagnose abdominal pains without further information. Any chance of pregnancy? Vaginal discharge/odor? Urina... Read More
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marwan Hammoud
Specializes in Family Medicine
Tinnitus: Ringing should not persist longer than several minutes after an ear lavage. If it is still present, may be a sign of a possible other condition such a... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marwan Hammoud
Specializes in Family Medicine
Rapid Rate: This is a high resting heart rate. These symptoms sound concerning and should be evaluated by your physician.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marwan Hammoud
Specializes in Family Medicine
Ritalin (methylphenidate) Dosage: Should discuss medication effects with your doctor and what type of response you have. May want to consider a different medication in the same class o... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marwan Hammoud
Specializes in Family Medicine
Many Possibilities: There are a number of reasons for vomiting. May be something as simple as a stomach flu or potentially more serious causes. "Bowel bacterial infection... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marwan Hammoud
Specializes in Family Medicine
Vaginal Discharge: These may be symptoms of bacterial vaginitis. Not necessarily a STD. Only a pelvic exam and appropriate tests can tell for certain.
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A 64-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marwan Hammoud
Specializes in Family Medicine
Blood Flow: The purpose of a stress test is to see if there any changes in circulation when your heart is put under some type of stress, usually exercise. Reversi... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marwan Hammoud
Specializes in Family Medicine
Possible Infection: It is very difficult to diagnose dermatologic conditions without a good history and direct observation or images. A very common cause for dark patche... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Marwan Hammoud
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OB/GYN Evaluation: Without more insight to your specific condition, it appears that you have several problems that warrant a thorough OB/GYN evaluation.
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marwan Hammoud
Specializes in Family Medicine
Nueropathic Pain: This pain sounds concerning. May be a sign of a pinched nerve in the lumbar spine. If it's an ongoing symptom, may need an MRI to further evaluate the... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marwan Hammoud
Specializes in Family Medicine
Pelvic Exam: Unfortunately, this sounds like it may be due to an infection. Only a pelvic exam with appropriate smears/cultures can diagnose this condition.
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marwan Hammoud
Specializes in Family Medicine
Stress/Bowel Pattern: Stress does not necessarily change stool color, but can affect bowel movement patterns. Some patients can have what is known as irritable bowel syndro... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marwan Hammoud
Specializes in Family Medicine
Emphysema: Emphysema is not an infection per se, however patients that have emphysema or COPD are more susceptible to infections such as pneumonia or chronic bro... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marwan Hammoud
Specializes in Family Medicine
Weight Gain: Weight gain can occur for a number of reasons. In some cases, yes a medicine can increase your appetite. This can occur with some antidepressants. Oth... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marwan Hammoud
Specializes in Family Medicine
Asthma: These symptoms can be a sign of asthma. Peak flow is an important test, however one would also need to perform spirometry tests to detect breathing pr... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marwan Hammoud
Specializes in Family Medicine
Ibuprofen for Gout: Yes, ibuprofen and other NSAIDs such as naproxen or indomethacin can help with gout inflammation and pain.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marwan Hammoud
Specializes in Family Medicine
Expired Medication: Should not take. Can be harmful or more likely ineffective. Should also consult with your doctor before taking any diet supplement. Many can have adve... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marwan Hammoud
Specializes in Family Medicine
Ignore: Know before you go. Vaccinate your self at least 6 mos. prior to traveling to an endemic region.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marwan Hammoud
Specializes in Family Medicine
Ignore: Ice initially, 20 min on/off for first 24 hours. Heat helps for large bruises after 1-2 weeks.
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marwan Hammoud
Specializes in Family Medicine
HSV I: HSV I is most commonly associated with a vesicular rash around mouth-common cold sore. First exposure to it may cause flu-like symptoms.
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A female asked:
Dr. Marwan Hammoud
Specializes in Family Medicine
Chest Pressure: Without further insight to your specific physical condition or risk factors, these symptoms sound concerning. Chest pressure can be caused by multiple... Read More
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A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marwan Hammoud
Specializes in Family Medicine
Metastatic Cancer: This is a fairly difficult question to answer simply. When there is metastatic disease, unfortunately yes cancer begins to affect other organs such a... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marwan Hammoud
Specializes in Family Medicine
Ignore: Ensure you complete antibiotic regimen. Recheck antibody levels 2-3 mos after exposure.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marwan Hammoud
Specializes in Family Medicine
Blood Culture: If a bacteria is in the blood, it is detected by doing a blood culture. Growing the blood on a special medium to isolate any potential bacteria.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marwan Hammoud
Specializes in Family Medicine
Ignore: Avoid regular use of caustic cleansers and antimicrobial soaps. Can promote resistant infections.
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Testimonials
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Hammoud is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Hammoud is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Your answer was very helpful! Thanks :) thank u. 360 is the best ive ever got on peakflow is that normal
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you doctor!
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This made me feel good. Thanks! Thank you

Education & Training

Residency

Providence Hospital and Medical Centers, Southfield, MI

Awards

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Affiliations

American Academy of Family Practice
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