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Dr. Melanie Tugaoen

General Practice
Columbus, OH
32 years experience

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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.

General Practice

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

65 Answers
1 Agree
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Melanie Tugaoen
32 years experience
Lets review your que: The main problem would be infection.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Melanie Tugaoen
32 years experience
Lets review your que: Have you had a positive pregnancy test. This early it could be an ectopic or a miscarriage. I would go seek medical care.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Melanie Tugaoen
32 years experience
Lets review your que: Ectopic pregnancy is a serious medical issue. Did they perform an ultrasound, preferably a vaginal ultrasound to visualize the uterus, ovaries, and fe... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Melanie Tugaoen
32 years experience
Lets review your que: I would call your primary and discuss your symptoms. You are probably feeling that way due to decrease in two of your meds. It would probably better t... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Melanie Tugaoen
32 years experience
Lets review your que: it could be the start of gingivitis. Any bleeding of your gums when flossing or brushing. I would do warm salt water swish and spits minimal of twice ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Melanie Tugaoen
32 years experience
Lets review your que: No, the trochlear nerve is the 4th cranial nerve and is affected by structures in the brain not the neck. It controls the eye muscle outward and downw... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Melanie Tugaoen
32 years experience
Lets review can ovul: before answering your question i will need to ask some further questions? Are you sexually active? Do you use protection during intercourse? Any vagin... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Melanie Tugaoen
32 years experience
Lets review your que: Safety of massage and breastfeeding. Most massage treatments do not use any harmful chemicals and would be safe to do while breast feeding. The massag... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Melanie Tugaoen
32 years experience
Lets review your que: if you are having trouble getting pregnant you may want to see a fertility specialist to see if both you and your husband are able to conceive. if one... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Melanie Tugaoen
32 years experience
Let us review your q: The answer is no. HIV is a viral disease and takes time to infect the body and is usually symptoms occur later in its course. The cause of your bleed... Read More
A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Melanie Tugaoen
32 years experience
Lets review your que: Hemiplegic migraine is one of the symptoms of migraines but it is far less common than the more typical symptoms: Scotoma, visual changes, photophobia... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Melanie Tugaoen
32 years experience
Lets review your sym: Any fever chills? any other lesions? are you sexually active? Most likely it is just an inflamed taste bud. i would watch to see if more lesions appea... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Melanie Tugaoen
32 years experience
Lets review your que: Hemiplegic migraine is a serious form of migraines with aura. If you have been thoroughly evaluated by a neurologist to rule out more serious causes o... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Melanie Tugaoen
32 years experience
Lets review your que: Your lungs are lined by 2 thin layers named pleura. Trauma, pulmonary fibrosis, asthma/COPD can cause a break in the lining allowing air to fill this... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Melanie Tugaoen
32 years experience
Lets review your que: I swab test is more accurate than a urine, and usually can dectect smoking up to two weeks. Uine checks a breakdown product and with those with fast m... Read More
A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Melanie Tugaoen
32 years experience
Sounds like overuse: Do you do repetitive movements with your hands--computer use, texting, and or playing games on a console or phone? Any injuries or pain in your neck? ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Melanie Tugaoen
32 years experience
Lets review your que: Do you have issues with heartburn/reflux/hiatal hernia? You could be having an esophageal spasm/severe heartburn, or aggravated a gastric ulcer. A tr... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Melanie Tugaoen
32 years experience
Lets review your sym: People your age with those symptoms typically could have several issues going on. I just need more information before i can narrow down the most likel... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Melanie Tugaoen
32 years experience
Lets review you are : I will ned to ask a few more questions to help you with your issue of low back pain. What is the quality of pain? sharp, dull, aching? Does it radiate... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Melanie Tugaoen
32 years experience
Lets review your que: Sometimes it takes time for your body to start ovulating again. BCP prevent ovulation all together. If you are concerned I would follow up with your g... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Melanie Tugaoen
32 years experience
Lets review your que: Menses in PCOS is vary irregular and infrequent. Follow up with your gynecologist. since patients that don't ovulate have a 3 times higher chance of d... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Melanie Tugaoen
32 years experience
Lets review that que: Hearing your heartbeat in your ears is perfectly normal. The main arteries, the carotid arteries, are in that area. These bring oxygenated blood to th... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Melanie Tugaoen
32 years experience
Lets review your que: Areola darkening is not an early sign of pregnancy. Darker signed people rend to have darker areolas. Changes in hormone levels can cause it. Early pr... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Melanie Tugaoen
32 years experience
Lets review your que: non-descended testicles is of medical concern. I would seek the help of a urologist.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Melanie Tugaoen
32 years experience
Lets review your que: Pasteurized is safer than non-pasteurized especially in pregnancy or any immunosuppressive disorder. Whole milk while provide more fat and calories, ... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Melanie Tugaoen
32 years experience
Lets review your que: is it the same pain you had when you had your dislocation? I am assuming these are intermittent. What makes them worse? better? any swelling? What sp... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Melanie Tugaoen
32 years experience
Lets review your sym: Do you have any discharge? foul-smelling? are you seually active? Any hx of STD or partner having STD's? Have you recently been on Antibiotics for an... Read More
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Melanie Tugaoen
32 years experience
Lets review your que: They are tests ordered since your Thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) was high depending on your T4 and T3 (liothyronine) results these were ordered to ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Melanie Tugaoen
32 years experience
Lets review your que: There is no optimal level that is why there is a normal range. Concern would be if it exceeded the 2.2 level.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Melanie Tugaoen
32 years experience
Lets review your que: No the cause is most likely something else . Yeast infection of the penis usually causes discharge and itching maybe redness. If you were chronically... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Melanie Tugaoen
32 years experience
Lets review your que: EDD estimated due date is 280 from the date of your first day of your last menstrual cycle. If you know your due date at dec 15 2014, it would appear ... Read More
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Melanie Tugaoen
32 years experience
Lets review your que: Propranolol is a beta-blocker which does slow down the heart rate but will not change any PVC's you are having.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Melanie Tugaoen
32 years experience
Lets review your que: how long have you had the lump on your neck? is it tender? has it enlarged? Do you have a headache? is it similar to your migraines? Neck pain can ca... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Melanie Tugaoen
32 years experience
Lets review your que: First we need to know more information. Where is the pain? do you repetitive movements such as work on the computer, play sports such as tennis,etc. ... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Melanie Tugaoen
32 years experience
Lets review your que: testosterone level are probably higher than they should be. Polycystic ovarian disease is a disorder with more chin hair in females.
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Melanie Tugaoen
32 years experience
It is possible.: HAve you been followed by an orthopedic surgeon for your problems. If they have not healed I would consult a specialist. Consider physical therapy as ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Melanie Tugaoen
32 years experience
Lets review your que: a nictotine urine screening wound need to be ordered. It is not a usual chemical tested for in drug screens. These are used more by insurance companie... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Melanie Tugaoen
32 years experience
Lets review your sym: Have you every had hemorrhoids before? Hemorrhoids are actually blood vessel that are in your anal vault to assist with stool control. There are two ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Melanie Tugaoen
32 years experience
Let review, drinking: In reviewing your symptoms I would need to ask a few more questions? Are you thristy all the time? Do you feel hungry when you shouldn't. Is there a f... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Melanie Tugaoen
32 years experience
Let review you are t: Before i can answer that question, may I ask what type of pain you are having? is it constant or intermittent? sharp, dull, or burning in nature? on a... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Melanie Tugaoen
32 years experience
Lets review your que: From your profile, it says you are male, but from your question it appears you are female. Menorrhagia is common in females especially in her 30-40's... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Melanie Tugaoen
32 years experience
Lets review your que: Hemorrhage, infection, unsafe abortion, High blood pressure/eclampsia, obstructive labor, blood clots
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Melanie Tugaoen
32 years experience
Lets review your que: Anything that applied to the skin that can block the pores, can cuase skin break outs
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Melanie Tugaoen
32 years experience
Lets review your sym: You have this red bump on your arm which has a blister on top correct? How long has this been there? Have you been outside where you could have gotten... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Melanie Tugaoen
32 years experience
Lets review your que: The ENT was correct. Fluid in the ear and most likely your Eustachian tube which cannot be visualized is most likely the cause. Do you have sinus con... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Melanie Tugaoen
32 years experience
Let us review your q: The best way to evaluate for a cavity is to see a dentist regularly. xrays of your teeth are taken once a year. If they are small you may not have any... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Melanie Tugaoen
32 years experience
Lets review your que: The best way to cleanse your face is to use warm soapy water minimum of twice a day. Anti-bacterial soaps maybe a bit irritating to the skin but may d... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Melanie Tugaoen
32 years experience
Lets review your que: vitamin C is water-soluble so the amount you take in will not affect you or your health. Daily C is good enough.
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Melanie Tugaoen
32 years experience
Lets review your que: Tonsils are lymph nodes or your infection fighting tissues in your body. They can get larger when fighting infections, just like the glands in your ne... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Melanie Tugaoen
32 years experience
Lets review your que: It is 99% excreted in the urine. Since it is the subclass of opiod, the opiod class may positive--exact med cannot be classified. It may also need to ... Read More

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Tugaoen is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Tugaoen is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I have had the lump for 2 weeks. No sore throat. Vomiting in episodes.
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Thanks for your quick reply! He swim in swimming pool ( it has chlorine ) may it cause dermatitis ?
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you. No other symptoms at all besides the pain in head.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

The Ohio State University College of Medicine, OH
Graduated 1990MD

Awards

Top Doctor, Third Place, Columbus Region - Summer
2014
Top General Practitioner, First Place, Ohio - Summer
2014
Most Influential Doctor, Third Place, Columbus Region - Summer
2014
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