Dr. Gibrham Rodriguez

Emergency Medicine
15 years experience male

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Thursday: 7:00am - 7:00pm
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About

Bio

Born and raised in Venezuela. Completed High School in South America and Immigrated to the United States at age 17. Initially, lived in California but have lived in many different states due to education and training. Obtained a Bachelors Degree in science from Brigham Young University in Provo, UT. After graduating from College, took a a 1 year break from formal education and worked as a Medical interpreter(English/Spanish) at several Hospitals. Then, moved to the south to attend Medical school at Meharry Medical College in Nashville, TN. There I obtained the Degree of Doctor of Medicine (MD) and moved once again for residency. Completed my training in Emergency Medicine at Maricopa Medical Center in Phoenix, AZ. I enjoy my job as an emergency room physician due to its dynamics.

Specialties
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Emergency Medicine

Licenses

United States: Arizona, California

Doctor Q&A

106 Answers
70 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gibrham Rodriguez
Emergency Medicine 15 years experience
It is possible: Are you still regular on your periods or are you late on your cycle? If you have had unprotected sex of course it is possible to be pregnant. You need... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gibrham Rodriguez
Emergency Medicine 15 years experience
Depends : They can only tell you if you are specifically tested for sexually transmitted diseases to begin with . They will test you only for what is clinicall... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gibrham Rodriguez
Emergency Medicine 15 years experience
Probably not: It is probably not normal but Also it does not mean it is un common or that it is life threatening. Avoid douching, cosmétic soaps /lotions and go see... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gibrham Rodriguez
Emergency Medicine 15 years experience
See a doctor : Generally cellulitis is treated only with antibiotics . steroids (medrol) would not provide much added benefit. There are some cases in which steroids... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gibrham Rodriguez
Emergency Medicine 15 years experience
Maybe : First , are changing your diet ? You must drink sufficient water, eat more fiber and vegetables in order to minimize the amount of laxatives/stool sof... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gibrham Rodriguez
Emergency Medicine 15 years experience
Re-test : Difficult to answer . There are a few possibilities . It could be your period that is delayed , could be sine kind if baginal discharge , you could ha... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Gibrham Rodriguez
Emergency Medicine 15 years experience
Clarify: Please clarify your question and repost . They can't do an ultrasound until what test is positive? Pregnancy test? Are you 26 wks pregnant or you thi... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gibrham Rodriguez
Emergency Medicine 15 years experience
Get it checked: If it has been there for that long it is not likely to be an immediate life threatening condition. In order to obtain a better opinion a health care p... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gibrham Rodriguez
Emergency Medicine 15 years experience
Repeat x-ray : Go back to your doctor . Hopefully , you were given a splint . If not get at least an arm sling for comfort. If there is still that much pain and you ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Gibrham Rodriguez
Emergency Medicine 15 years experience
How old is he? : Continue to offered him fluids and try to keep him hydrated . Take him to see a pediatrician
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gibrham Rodriguez
Emergency Medicine 15 years experience
Unlikely : Acne is very common . Highly unlikely for that to the cause if a brain abscess .
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gibrham Rodriguez
Emergency Medicine 15 years experience
Depends on the cause: Kidneys can hurt for various reasons and the pain can feel different depending on the cause. Generally speaking you have some degree of discomfort o... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gibrham Rodriguez
Emergency Medicine 15 years experience
Yes you can : Try some over the counter creams or suppositories , They may help decrease the swelling .Sitz baths will help with pain and decrease the size . Watch ... Read More
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gibrham Rodriguez
Emergency Medicine 15 years experience
It's possible : Based on the symptoms you describe it is very possible that you will be given a medication . That is not to say that other treatment modalities are no... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gibrham Rodriguez
Emergency Medicine 15 years experience
What type of sex : If all you have are internal hemorrhoids then this should not limit your sexual activity . If it does then I think you also need to see a gynecologist... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gibrham Rodriguez
Emergency Medicine 15 years experience
Perhaps : Perhaps , your blood pressure is normal now because you are taking the medication . Don't stop it before consulting with your doctor first .
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gibrham Rodriguez
Emergency Medicine 15 years experience
Can't tell : Nobody can tell if it is appendicitis or not based on that alone. Certainly it is possible . There are other questions you need to ask yourself that ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gibrham Rodriguez
Emergency Medicine 15 years experience
Healthy living : Eat a well balanced diet , exercise regularly , sleep well, avoid recreational drugs, tobacco and alcohol . Have your thyroid checked again as your me... Read More
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A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gibrham Rodriguez
Emergency Medicine 15 years experience
See a doctor : Was the ECG normal? Let's assume that is the case. A normal ECG/EKG a few days ago does not rule out myocardial infarction today! I don't know what o... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gibrham Rodriguez
Emergency Medicine 15 years experience
Not neccesarily : It can make you drowsy which can lead to sleep . On the other hand if it is helping you with anxiety it can improve your sleep by controlling your moo... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gibrham Rodriguez
Emergency Medicine 15 years experience
Only you know : In order for pregnancy to occur sperm has to reach a females ovaries which usually occurs after a man ejaculates Inside a woman's vagina(vaginal inter... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gibrham Rodriguez
Emergency Medicine 15 years experience
No : That is not a good idea . Too Many accidents have happened and can happen that way . Put your baby in her/his crib/bed after falling asleep . Adults ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gibrham Rodriguez
Emergency Medicine 15 years experience
Various reasons : This may be just a normal physiologic process that occurs in some people depending on body habitus, amount of physical activity, diet, type of work , ... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gibrham Rodriguez
Emergency Medicine 15 years experience
Not neccesarily : Urine may change color depending on how much fluids we drink and what kind of fluids .
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A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gibrham Rodriguez
Emergency Medicine 15 years experience
Several things : It could be a tendinitis due to the repetitive excercise that you are doing . There are other things like ligaments and muscles that can be the source... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gibrham Rodriguez
Emergency Medicine 15 years experience
Some : It all depends on what your definition of teams is. If you define it as working in the same practice , as partners , sharing call then the answer is y... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gibrham Rodriguez
Emergency Medicine 15 years experience
It depends : It depends on two things . First , what kind of infection was it ? Viral? Bacterial? Fungal? . Second, what exactly do you mean with permanent damage ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gibrham Rodriguez
Emergency Medicine 15 years experience
Probably yes: Are you allergic to honey? Otherwise , I don't find a reason why you couldn't use a shampoo that contains honey extract while pregnant. Is your conce... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gibrham Rodriguez
Emergency Medicine 15 years experience
No: Don't remove it unless you were told to do so . Did you follow up with a podiatrist ? . Ask your doctor or podiatrist to evaluate progress and determi... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gibrham Rodriguez
Emergency Medicine 15 years experience
Ignore: Ensure your Tetanus immunization is up to date.
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A 70-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gibrham Rodriguez
Emergency Medicine 15 years experience
Lots of water : Best of all is drink plenty of fluids, especially water. That is, if you don't have an underlying medical condition that prevents you from drinking t... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gibrham Rodriguez
Emergency Medicine 15 years experience
Yes : PCOS may need treatment in order to get pregnant . Some can't despite treatment . Each case is different and requires evaluation
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gibrham Rodriguez
Emergency Medicine 15 years experience
Not uncommon: It is not uncommon for women to have irregular periods. If there are other concerns regarding this you should see a doctor who can examine you and ge... Read More
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A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gibrham Rodriguez
Emergency Medicine 15 years experience
Do you want surgery : Hernias if asymptomatic are typically non life threatening . There are complications that can arise from hernias that can lead to emergency surgeries ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gibrham Rodriguez
Emergency Medicine 15 years experience
Looks the same : Pus In urine looks the same as it would anywhere else in the body. It may be not be as thick since it diluted in urine. Pus he verbally represents a m... Read More
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gibrham Rodriguez
Emergency Medicine 15 years experience
Possibly : You need to be seen by a doctor to ensure there is no organic cause for your symptoms . Even though it is possible for anxiety to cause an array of s... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gibrham Rodriguez
Emergency Medicine 15 years experience
See your doctor : You could have a hormonal issue. If that is the case it can be easily diagnosed . See your doctor for proper physical exam and diagnostic testing
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gibrham Rodriguez
Emergency Medicine 15 years experience
One finger ? : I can only speculate. Is it only one finger or many fingers? One hand or both hands? Not sure exactly what you are asking?
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gibrham Rodriguez
Emergency Medicine 15 years experience
Various reasons : Do you have it all the time or only when you eat certain foods. Food allergies, mineral deficiencies, hormone abnormalities , toxic substances are jus... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gibrham Rodriguez
Emergency Medicine 15 years experience
Need to be checked: Are you breast feeding? Is it happening in both breast or just one? Does it happen only during your period?are your breast tender? any fevers?palpable... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gibrham Rodriguez
Emergency Medicine 15 years experience
Likely: Adding any Chemicals to your hair/scalp can potentially make it more brittle. Consult with a dermatologist before doing it.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gibrham Rodriguez
Emergency Medicine 15 years experience
See your Ob/GYN: Unfortunately, the vast majority of sleeping aid medications are contraindicated in pregnancy. Ask your OB/GYN if there is anything that he/she recomm... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gibrham Rodriguez
Emergency Medicine 15 years experience
Need physical exan: You will need to see your primary care provider for a proper physical exam . Does this happen usually in the mornings when you wake up? During certai... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gibrham Rodriguez
Emergency Medicine 15 years experience
Lump or not: Where is this lumb? Anyway, lump or not it sounds like you are concerned that you could be pregnant. There is only one way to find out. Go get a pregn... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gibrham Rodriguez
Emergency Medicine 15 years experience
How big is it?: there are several things that can be. Perhaps is a cyst since it causes some degree of pain. Have your Doctor check to determine exactly what it is
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gibrham Rodriguez
Emergency Medicine 15 years experience
Cut down : It sounds like you need to cut down on your carbonated drink consumption . Our bodies change with time and perhaps is not reacting as it did in the pa... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gibrham Rodriguez
Emergency Medicine 15 years experience
Perhaps : It may show positive in URine drug screens as it may be confused for another substance. Lab work for detecting substances are not routinely done unle... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gibrham Rodriguez
Emergency Medicine 15 years experience
Depends: I would say that it depends on the location in which they were placed. Some places need to have the stitches longer to ensure the wound will not come ... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gibrham Rodriguez
Emergency Medicine 15 years experience
Need exam : Hemorrhoids or anal fissures can cause that . See your doctor for a proper exam and find out exactly what it is
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gibrham Rodriguez
Emergency Medicine 15 years experience
Possibly: Have you always been regular? what kind of pregnancy test did you have done? was it an over the counter home pregnancy test? Some can provide false ne... Read More
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Rodriguez is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Rodriguez is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Nov 26, 2015
Because you helped me by answering my enquiry
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This made me feel good. Thanks! Thank you for your reply, I was worrying about it for days because I saw someone who got brain abscess by popping a pimple in the.Thank you very much
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you doctor. It amazing to know how much time you selflessly devote to answering questions.
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Meharry Medical College School of Medicine, TN
Graduated 2008MD

Residency

MARICOPA MEDICAL CENTER

Awards

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American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP)
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