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Dr. Laura Anissian

Internal Medicine
CT, Sweden
23 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.

Specialties
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Internal Medicine

Licenses

United States: Connecticut, Oregon

Languages spoken

English

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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Unsure: I will be honest, I am not sure and cannot see a connection between these two.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
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Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Lymph nodes: This question does not make sense - do you mean lymphocytes came back high?
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Stress: Stress would not likely make you severely sick. You can, though have a slightly decreased immunity due to stress, but again, not likely to give you se... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Yes: That should be fine.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Stone: Relax, you are in the right hands. Urology likely taking good care of you. Blood in the urine could be due to the stone itself, or some have asymptom... Read More
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Maybe: Height prediction says that you will be around the same height as your father is. You are close to that now. Keep eating well and there is chance you ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Prob ok: That is very low risk of being a problem! You can always use extra protection next time.
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A male asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Usually 1 year: Medications usually are good for one year. Check with the pharmacist if unsure of date of the zoloft (sertraline) you received.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Hard to say: Could be number of things - reflux, virus, inner ear issue, pregnancy. If it does not improve or you cannot keep hydrated please see your MD
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Electrolytes: If the medicine is not helping, you can stop it. Did your MD check your electrolyte levels? Are you dehydrated? what is your exercise level? The cause... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Sure could: Any burning with urination? That usually goes with it. Pain the back may mean that it is creeping up the ureters to the kidneys. You want to be carefu... Read More
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A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
No: Not by blood test. Would be radiological with CT, PET scan or other radiological methods in conjunction with labs.
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A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Could be normal: Could be normal healing process with local inflammation, scar tissue formation and possibly hematoma formation. Make sure it is not red, oozing pus or... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Go to gyn: i would rule out an infection either urinary or vaginal. See your gynecologist
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A female asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
UTI: You could have a urinary tract infection. See your MD to check urine sample.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Rest!: I would get it evaluated, but rest, ice and anti inflammatory medication will help.
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
SJS: SJS gets bad, not better. If rash is not getting worse and improving and you have no troubles breathing, then it should get better. You can take antih... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Go to your MD: I would have your urine and blood pressure checked with your Ob/gyn as soon as you can.
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
From back?: It may come from the back if you have a pinched nerve. Usually not so short duration though. Little hard to tell without examining you.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Infection: It sounds like a local infection, abscess. Infected hair follicle? It is pretty large though, may need to be opened to drain. Does it have a "head" on... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Likely normal: This could be completely normal variation of your cycle. Wait and see what the next month's cycle brings. Stress and hormonal changes can affect the p... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Labwork: I would have your thyroid checked and some other basic lab work. Is your family thin? Could be part genetics too.. Keep a log of your intake and expen... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Angle: I was not aware of this particular angle. Our bodies are however created differently and some people need to adjust their "position" in order to effec... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
Internal Medicine 23 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
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A female asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Scars?: Are they really scars? What did they come from? They might be what are called stretch marks...? If possible, send a photo of them.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Advil: Try some advil if you do not have kidney problems or stomach ulcer, bleeding issues. Also, make sure your shoes are fitting correctly.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Yes: You should be able to! Take a break from it and see how your symptoms do. This is presuming there was not another indication for taking it such as pre... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Depression: Unfortunately there are no cures for depression but there is treatment. See your PCP for help!
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Individual: This is difficult to answer but definitely possible that one can study after recovering psychosis. The patient must feel ready to study, focus, and ho... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Pop under skin: This is likely nothing to worry about. You probably were feeling a pop from the skin and underlying tissue rubbing against each other but this is noth... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Nothing: This will not harm it as long as you don't leave it on for too long.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Joint pain: There are some infectious bacteria that can cause joint pain (reactive arthritis) and diarrhea. These are food borne pathogens such as salmonella and ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Period: Have you checked that you are indeed not pregnant? If you have, and are not pregnant, then we can have periods that are irregular and late at times fo... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Breathing trouble: The breathing trouble is not likely related to constipation. When was your last full bowel movement? IF it has been some time (a month?!) and especia... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Short of breath: Have you had upper respiratory infection recently? Any injury to chest wall? I would certainly not rule out anxiety but usually this does not cause pa... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
Internal Medicine 23 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.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Sinuses?: This might be pressure due to sinus congestion. Do you feel it primarily in the front of the face around the eyes and nose? This is common for sinus ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Depends: This depends on which one and some people are more sensitive than others. It does sound like you are noting the lack of medication with your symptoms.... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Yes: That should be ok, just do not consume any more alcohol or drive any vehicles.
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A female asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Bumps: Are they on the backside of the upper arm? Are they itchy, red? Can you send a photo? Any new creams, lotions, soaps, detergents?
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Yes: Yes, this is a good way to assess if one has significant food allergies, as well as air- born allergies.
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Shoulder pain: Is this painful, or just irritating? Sounds like a muscle twitch, or spasm from your description. If it is painful, and radiates down arm or across th... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Urination: Differentials here might be infection, or signs of glucose intolerance. Please see an M.D. for urine and blood work!
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Darker urine: This is probably just a sign that your urine is concentrated. You could answer this by drinking more water prior to sleeping and see if it is lighter ... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Dryness: This might be related to nerves during sex - are you relaxed? Comfortable with partner? Desiring the intimacy? You may want to discuss with your gynec... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Tough one: Are you feeling anxious when you get hungry? Shaky? Do you have reflux that could be causing discomfort that creates then sensation of air hunger?
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Muscle spasm: If you actually feel a little spasm just under the skin, this could be a little muscle spasm which is normal! If however, you feel a racing heart rate... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Revisit: I would recommend that you rebook a time to your gastroenterologist. It may just be hemorrhoids again, but the gas and any pain should be investigated... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Weight gain: Yes, you are correct in that it could be the thyroid or menopause. Those would be things that can be checked easily with your regular GP. I know it is... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Sore breasts: Check a pregnancy test to make sure you are not pregnant, explaining the sore breasts!
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Testimonials
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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! 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! 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! 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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