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Dr. Laura Anissian

Internal Medicine
CT, Sweden
21 years experience female

About

Bio

I am a US trained physician, Board Certified in Internal Medicine. I have worked for 4.5 years as and outpatient physician. I enjoy taking care of a broad spectrum of patients with diverse issues. My goal is to help you help yourself and feel better, and stay healthy.

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Internal Medicine

Licenses

United States: Connecticut, Oregon

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

2.5K Answers
403 Agrees
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Exercise: The muscles that work the inner thigh can be strengthened and tightened with adduction exercises. To explain in simple terms, it is the motion where y... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Far sighted: This means you are far sighted and have different strengths in your lenses for left and right eyes.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Tension: This sounds like a tension headache. Try relaxation techniques, massage, acupressure. You can also, if you do not have any other medical issues that w... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Irritation: This likely will cause irritation of the skin with redness and dry skin as a result. I would not recommend long exposure of face to warm water.
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Depends: Depends on a few factors - age, fitness level medications. 66 yr old woman in average shape I would say around 70 is normal. It does vary though!
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
See psychologist: I highly recommend you start working with a psychologist to get through this issue as it will eventually hinder you in many aspects of life. Be strong... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Shoulders : You can increase the muscles around the shoulders- deltoids primarily- to increase the look of shoulder breadth, but the skeletal structure is set.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Tired: Being tired in school can be related to poor sleep, lack of interest during your classes, anaemia, low thyroid function. Some blood tests can help sor... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Depends: Type II diabetes I presume you are talking about. To decrease the risk of getting it, you can maintain a healthy weight, exercise, and have your blood... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Spots: This depends on what the spots are. Surgical removal, laser, etc can remove spots, but this all depends on what the diagnosis is.
A female asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Not to worry: Likely nothing to worry about. Periods can vary a lot and depends on things like hormones, stress, etc. Sounds all normal to me right now.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
No: no worries, you will still be able to conceive.
A female asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Clean: Keep the area clean! Wash with mild soap and you can use hydrogen peroxide too.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Glands, pores: Sounds like you are describing sebaceous gland secretions. These secrete usually white to pale yellow substance that could be what you are seeing.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Unsure: I will be honest, I am not sure and cannot see a connection between these two.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Ignore: Rest, Ice, Elevation of affected side, and compression.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Lymph nodes: This question does not make sense - do you mean lymphocytes came back high?
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Blood: Depends - it can come from the airways, which sounds like what you are describing, or from the esophagus. If you have had a recent upper respiratory i... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Depression: Unfortunately there are no cures for depression but there is treatment. See your PCP for help!
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Normal: There is a gastro-colonic reflex which can cause this urge to have BM shortly after eating. Likely normal and good especially if constipated! Try to m... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Faster?: There is no way that is healthy to lose weight "faster". Your goal should be to eat healthy foods, targeting a caloric intake which is less than what ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Look into reasons: I would suggest you look into reasons you have elevated BP - stress, anxiety, white coat syndrome? Medications? family history? smoking? alcohol etc. ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Infected or not?: I am unclear as to whether your toenail is bothering you because it is infected or just not nice to look at? It should grow out again in time. Dependi... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Most likely no: Depending on how deep the mold removal was and how deep the pigmented cells were, the mole can come back, but if the original biopsy showed benign, th... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Medication length: Zoloft (sertraline) takes several weeks to have an effect and the initial week of taking it symptoms such as your insomnia, or increased anxiety/sligh... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Not likely: This is not a likely cause for systemic infection with the symptoms you mentioned. If fever develops or worsening symptoms which do not improve/subsid... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
No: Ibuprofen dose interval is every 6-8 hours. I would wait 8 hours if you can then change to Aleve. You can alternate with tylenol (acetaminophen) if no... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Fungal: It could be a fungal infection as this area gets moist with sweat and is therefore a haven for fungal infections. You can get something prescribed for... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Yes: You can still become pregnant if there was any pre ejaculation fluid. This can contain semen. Always use protection.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Heightened sensitivi: Your sense of smell is heightened while pregnant. Some usually pleasant smells can become disturbing to you during pregnancy, especially in the first ... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
IBS: Do you have IBS or IBD? There is a difference. Ovarian cancer is not very common, but if you have family history of it, or of breast cancer in first g... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Pancreas?: How much alcohol do you consume and over how long a period? You could be suffering from pancreatitis. Pain from this organ which sits in the vicinity ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Hormones: Likely all hormonally related. From what you write, I presume you just had period. You could still be pregnant if you have been sexually active, so ch... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Yes: You should be fine. Check your blood pressure if you are feeling poor.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Yes: Not so sure that Vit E will help with the pigmentation. You can try Hydroquinone creams as well as laser treatments. Do you take birth control? This w... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Special shampoos: I recommend you trying some over the counter shampoos such as Neutrogena T-gel. This has a few ingredients to help with the scalp you are describing. ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
See MD: I recommend that you see your gynecologist to further do some bloodwork. Are you underweight or heavy exerciser? That can delay periods.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Depends: Do you have fever? How long has it been going on? What do you mean by tonsil stones?
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Allergies?: It could be allergies, or dry air in your environment. Try to get rid of any potential allergens and keep air somewhat moist in house if it is dry. Us... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Likely ok: Probably nothing more than a local irritation. Was it in urine or from vagina? Heavy running for long period has been known to cause blood in urine. O... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Could be: Yes, this could be completely normal during pregnancy. If you get more severe bleeding or cramping see your Dr. but this sounds quite normal. Congrat... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Yes: I would have your Md investigate why - bleeding sources? Excessive menstruation? enlarged spleen? autoimmune diseases? hereditary causes of low hemogl... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Likely nothing: Could have been a vasovagal reaction. Not to worry or prevent you from trying again.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Little chance: There is little chance that you are pregnant if the condom did not break and you are consistent with taking the pill.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Ache in chest: This sounds like it is musculoskeletal given that you feel it mostly with movement. Have you had any injury to area? Alarming features that would war... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
No: It should have no real difference from zoloft (sertraline). They are the same class of medicines with the same mechanism.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Xray and exam: I would recommend a new exam and an xray. You could have a soft tissue problem too.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Normal: Could be completely normal. i would wait for next cycle and see how it is, then evaluate.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Long time: That seems like an extra long time. Yes it can be delayed, but not usually 8 months. I would see your gyn.
A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
No worries: You might be sore, but no worries. Risk of fracture low and no infection risk.

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Feb 1, 2015
Dr. Anissian is an excellent provider on HealthTap. She consistently give caring and useful information and education to patients. I recommend her highly.
Feb 12, 2016
Dr Annissian's knowledge and insightful answers are extremely helpful to both patients' and colleagues.Highly recommend .
Dr. Patrick Connerly
Jan 26, 2017
Broad base of knowledge and very compassionate answers to some difficult questions
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This made me feel good. Thanks! I did. It's been three months on-and-off, 3 doctors have prescribed similar treatment - antibiotics & bronchiodilators. Turns out, could be postnasal drip + always slee...Read More
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This made me feel good. Thanks! Thank you very much for your input. The pain spread over night. Before bed my buttocks was sore and stiff. The next day it was fine but my lower back was in pain and ve...Read More
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This made me feel good. Thanks! thanks, you gave me peace of mind and to answer you. yes they hurt but only when my belly is full and my hubby pinches my belly, he dos it as a joke but they do not hu...Read More

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

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Graduated nullMD

Medical/Graduate school

Karolinska Institute Faculty of Medicine, Sweden
Graduated 2000MD

Residency

WILLIAM BEAUMONT HOSPITAL
Completed 2006

Awards

Top General Internist, Second Place, Connecticut - Fall
2014
Most Loved Doctor, First Place, National - Winter
2015
Top Doctor, Third Place, Connecticut - Spring
2015
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