Dr. Perumunda Sharma

Emergency Medicine
Albany, NY
50 years experience male

Locations

The Community Hospice, Inc.

Albany, NY

Address

445 New Karner Road,, Albany, NY
Directions

About

Bio

I'm an American Board Certified Emergency Medicine Physician, who is also Certified in the Sub-Specialty of Hospice & Palliative Medicine. Have also obtained the Certification from The Hospice Medical Director Certification Board. I've practiced Emergency Medicine for more than 30 years. Currently, I'm involved in Hospice & Palliative Medicine where I attend to the terminally ill, ease their sufferings, and help them to lead a better quality of life.

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.

Emergency Medicine

General Practice

Pain Management

Palliative Care

Licenses

United States: New York

Languages spoken

Hindi, Kannada, Tamil

Doctor Q&A

103 Answers
15 Agrees
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Perumunda Sharma
Emergency Medicine 50 years experience
Frequent blinking: Most common cause is a foreign body in the eye.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
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Emergency Medicine 50 years experience
No: The term 'anasarca' means generalized swelling of the body.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Perumunda Sharma
Emergency Medicine 50 years experience
Pregnancy & bleeding: Avoid all forms of strenuous exercises. Avoid lifting heavy weights. Avoid any kind of stress. Contact your gynecologist as soon as possible for fur... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Perumunda Sharma
Emergency Medicine 50 years experience
Fainting.: Usually not. If a person faints, he or she should be taken to the doctor.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Perumunda Sharma
Emergency Medicine 50 years experience
Psoriasis treatment.: An ointment with a petroleum base.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Perumunda Sharma
Emergency Medicine 50 years experience
No: Sinus infections do not cause pain in the lungs.
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Perumunda Sharma
Emergency Medicine 50 years experience
No need for fridge.: methadone does not need to be refrigerated.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Perumunda Sharma
Emergency Medicine 50 years experience
Migraine: Whenever there is a change in the nature of your migraine, you should see your own physician who treats it.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Perumunda Sharma
Emergency Medicine 50 years experience
Sinus infections.: some antibiotics like amoxicillin are safe in pregnancy.
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A female asked:
Dr. Perumunda Sharma
Emergency Medicine 50 years experience
Stomach pains.: Abdominal pains cannot be evaluated without an examination of the patient. You need to see your physician.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Perumunda Sharma
Emergency Medicine 50 years experience
Use local anesthetic: A local anesthetic cream is available for use.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Perumunda Sharma
Emergency Medicine 50 years experience
Affects performance.: Chronic sinus infections decrease a person's ability to perform.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Perumunda Sharma
Emergency Medicine 50 years experience
Help for sinus.: Sinus infections may be chronic. A neti pot is helpful.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Perumunda Sharma
Emergency Medicine 50 years experience
Stomach worms.: There are different type of worms, and they are of various sizes. If you see them in a bowel movement, take them in a bottle and show it to your doct... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Perumunda Sharma
Emergency Medicine 50 years experience
Naproxen: It does not prevent fever. It is also not the best for reducing fever. Ibuprofen is better.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Perumunda Sharma
Emergency Medicine 50 years experience
Amoxicillin: The effects are gone in 24 hours.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Perumunda Sharma
Emergency Medicine 50 years experience
Anasarca treatment.: It depends upon the cause. If it is due to right heart failure, treat the heart failure. If it is due to severe hypoproteinemia, the treatment is co... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Perumunda Sharma
Emergency Medicine 50 years experience
See eye doctor.: Since I cannot see it myself, I suggest that you see the eye doctor.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Perumunda Sharma
Emergency Medicine 50 years experience
Pregnancy.: Repeat the test in two days. In a pregnant person the quantitative doubles every two days.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Perumunda Sharma
Emergency Medicine 50 years experience
See dermatologist.: If your cousin's face is dry and you have itchy red patches on your cheeks, a dermatologist needs to be seen.
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Perumunda Sharma
Emergency Medicine 50 years experience
Constipation.: Looks like you have constipation. The causes of constipation are several. Can't give an accurate diagnosis without examination.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Perumunda Sharma
Emergency Medicine 50 years experience
Yes.: Your nose may be blocked with secretions.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Perumunda Sharma
Emergency Medicine 50 years experience
Usually not.: Most pregnancy tests are reliable when positive.
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Perumunda Sharma
Emergency Medicine 50 years experience
Chest pain.: Chest pains can be serious. Dull chest pains calls for evaluation in an emergency department.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Perumunda Sharma
Emergency Medicine 50 years experience
Coughing up blood.: There are several illnesses. Most of them are due infections in the lung. Some advanced cancers also cause it.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Perumunda Sharma
Emergency Medicine 50 years experience
Moving dots in eye: Get your eye checked again by the ophthalmologist as soon as possible.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Perumunda Sharma
Emergency Medicine 50 years experience
Thin stool: some people can have loose stools by eating hot peppers.
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Perumunda Sharma
Emergency Medicine 50 years experience
Lymph node.: If it is due to the tooth infection, it should disappear a few weeks after the infection totally clears up. However, it can be something else too. So... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Perumunda Sharma
Emergency Medicine 50 years experience
Water in ears.: Try turning your head and keeping one ear down so that it faces the ground for about 5 minutes. Then do the same thing with the other ear. If it sti... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Perumunda Sharma
Emergency Medicine 50 years experience
Treatment of rash.: The treatment depends upon the type of face rash. So, you should consult a dermatologist who can take a look at it.
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Perumunda Sharma
Emergency Medicine 50 years experience
High sugars.: That's a bit high. You need to contact your physician for further evaluation and testing for diabetes mellitus.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Perumunda Sharma
Emergency Medicine 50 years experience
Vomiting & diarrhoea: Go to the emergency department as soon as possible to be checked out by the physician, or his/her assistant. It could be something quite serious.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Perumunda Sharma
Emergency Medicine 50 years experience
It can happen.: It can happen. Have a check up with your gynecologist.
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Perumunda Sharma
Emergency Medicine 50 years experience
Thinking sickness.: Some people get the feeling that they will vomit, before they actually do the act. That can be expected.
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Perumunda Sharma
Emergency Medicine 50 years experience
Shoulder length.: Shoulder length is fixed for each individual. In a male the growing ends of the bones fuse around 18 years of age. So, I don't think you can increas... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Perumunda Sharma
Emergency Medicine 50 years experience
Removal of mesh.: Usually the mesh is not removed after a hernia repair. If you're having these symptoms you should contact the operating surgeon.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Perumunda Sharma
Emergency Medicine 50 years experience
Abnormal bleeding.: This happens when a person misses to take the pill as advised. It should resolve. But see gynecologist, to make sure nothing else is wrong.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Perumunda Sharma
Emergency Medicine 50 years experience
What's wrong.: It appears they diagnosed a kidney infection called 'pyelonephritis'
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Perumunda Sharma
Emergency Medicine 50 years experience
Ringing ears.: You may have wax in your ears. See a doctor.
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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Perumunda Sharma
Emergency Medicine 50 years experience
Ask ophthalmologist.: Contact your ophthalmologist who does the procedure. He/she is the best person to comment on this.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Perumunda Sharma
Emergency Medicine 50 years experience
Signs of shingles.: These can be the heralding signs of shingles. The rash usually appears after three days of pain and numbness. If treated within 48 hours of onset of... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Perumunda Sharma
Emergency Medicine 50 years experience
Acyclovir: Acyclovir is used to treat cold sores. They are caused by herpes simplex virus.
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Perumunda Sharma
Emergency Medicine 50 years experience
Pregnancy.: It is considered as first trimester. You're probably one and a half months on course.
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Perumunda Sharma
Emergency Medicine 50 years experience
Do pregnancy test.: Recommend you do a home pregnancy test, and see your gynecologist for further follow up and care.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Perumunda Sharma
Emergency Medicine 50 years experience
Yes.: Acute infection needs treatment with antibiotics. Chronic infection can be minimised by using the 'Neti Pot'
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Perumunda Sharma
Emergency Medicine 50 years experience
Thrush treatment.: It is normal to hurt for a few days. If after a few days, it is not getting better, you need to see a doctor.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Perumunda Sharma
Emergency Medicine 50 years experience
"leaking pupil": I can't determine what's going on with your eye. So you need to see the eye doctor.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Perumunda Sharma
Emergency Medicine 50 years experience
Pregnancy.: Stopping birth control pills can result in pregnancy.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Perumunda Sharma
Emergency Medicine 50 years experience
Treatment: The disease is caused by a virus. It should resolve by itself.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Perumunda Sharma
Emergency Medicine 50 years experience
Birth control.: Birth control pills should be taken regularly at the same time. But it is not an absolute guarantee for prevention of pregnancy.
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Sharma is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Sharma is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! I'll talk to my GP about this. thanks.
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I have seen one, im in pain and dont know whar to do next. thank you
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you Dr. Sharma for your help.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Madras Medical College, Madras, India.
Graduated 1973MD

Residency

Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, New York.
Completed 1981

Awards

Employee of the Year Award 2012, The Community Hospice, Inc. Albany, New York.
Top Emergency Medicine Specialist , First Place, Albany Region - Summer
2014
HealthTap Founding Doctor

Affiliations

American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP)
American college of forensic examiners.,ACFE
American Association of Hospice & Palliative Medicine.
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