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Dr. Gibrham Rodriguez

Emergency Medicine
14 years experience male

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Wednesday: 7:00am - 7:00pm
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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 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gibrham Rodriguez
Emergency Medicine 14 years experience
Get checked : You must have it checked. It could be a cyst or abscess . Both can be be easily treated , though without an exam and seeing this "lump" it is difficul... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gibrham Rodriguez
Emergency Medicine 14 years experience
Likely: Adding any Chemicals to your hair/scalp can potentially make it more brittle. Consult with a dermatologist before doing it.
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gibrham Rodriguez
Emergency Medicine 14 years experience
Follow advice : If your doctors knows you well he/she likely put some thought when chosing this medication . I would follow the advice and see what happens. Make sure... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gibrham Rodriguez
Emergency Medicine 14 years experience
Not likely : Unless there is an anatomical defect or a severe infection it is highly unlikely to get "clogged" per se. It sounds to me that is more likely a side e... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gibrham Rodriguez
Emergency Medicine 14 years experience
Get the ct : I think the question will be partly answer with the CT scan results you are getting tomorrow . Did you ask your doctor what he/she thinks it is? Someo... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gibrham Rodriguez
Emergency Medicine 14 years experience
No : Cystoscopy looks into your urinary bladder . Not your uterus . Though most urologist would want to know if you are pregnant before performing that pro... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gibrham Rodriguez
Emergency Medicine 14 years experience
Yes: There are other conditions that need to be consider and rule out with all those symptoms. Hormone imbalances such as Thyroid hormone, anxiety/stress,... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gibrham Rodriguez
Emergency Medicine 14 years experience
Cant answer: Depending on the drug/medication it can remain your body for an "x" amount oc time. There are many variable to consider : what kind of drug? How is it... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gibrham Rodriguez
Emergency Medicine 14 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
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gibrham Rodriguez
Emergency Medicine 14 years experience
Keep calm : Apply warm compresses for the pain and swelling about 3-4 times a day for about 20 minutes each time . May also take ibuprofen for pain and swelling .... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gibrham Rodriguez
Emergency Medicine 14 years experience
Long list : How long has this be going on? I think you need to go see your doctor and get a physical exam and neccesary studies if indicated . Cholecystitis is a ... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gibrham Rodriguez
Emergency Medicine 14 years experience
Avoid chemicals : Avoid dying your hair if possible , excessive cosmetic procedures such some hair extensions or using strong cosmetic products . Talk to a dermatologi... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gibrham Rodriguez
Emergency Medicine 14 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
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gibrham Rodriguez
Emergency Medicine 14 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
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gibrham Rodriguez
Emergency Medicine 14 years experience
Get urinalysis: If it is an abnormal urine color for you , then you must defenitely get it checked. Urinary tract infections in pregnant women can lead to other serio... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gibrham Rodriguez
Emergency Medicine 14 years experience
Any rash? : Avoid taking showers with hot Water as it may make itching worse. Also, try to were lose undergarments.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gibrham Rodriguez
Emergency Medicine 14 years experience
No: Generally speaking Bronchitis is not a life threatening condition unless associated with other illnesses (Cancer,HIV, COPD, Congestive heart failure a... Read More
A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gibrham Rodriguez
Emergency Medicine 14 years experience
Not likely : Pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) is not indicated for abdominal spasms or constipation . If you are having pain with the spasm it may help allevi... Read More
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gibrham Rodriguez
Emergency Medicine 14 years experience
Bruise or cut? : First, did you get a cut/laceration on your elbow? If the skin is intact aside from the bruise or slight swelling it is highly unlikle that you have g... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gibrham Rodriguez
Emergency Medicine 14 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
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gibrham Rodriguez
Emergency Medicine 14 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
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gibrham Rodriguez
Emergency Medicine 14 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
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gibrham Rodriguez
Emergency Medicine 14 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
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gibrham Rodriguez
Emergency Medicine 14 years experience
No : No, having a negative pregnancy test after having multiple positive serum Bhcg (pregnancy test) is not normal. You should see your OB/GYN .
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gibrham Rodriguez
Emergency Medicine 14 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
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gibrham Rodriguez
Emergency Medicine 14 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
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gibrham Rodriguez
Emergency Medicine 14 years experience
Different ointment : Sorry to hear that you are experiencing that. You can try an over the counter product called "aquaphor". It works great on dry lips but I'm not sure ... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gibrham Rodriguez
Emergency Medicine 14 years experience
Yes : Any habit/vice/ritualistic activity/thought process that impairs you from doing normal daily activities needs to be adressed. By normal activities I m... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gibrham Rodriguez
Emergency Medicine 14 years experience
You can't : Unless you are taking antipyretics all day long you would not be able to accomplish such a task . Did you mean ask best way to reduce fever? Fever is... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gibrham Rodriguez
Emergency Medicine 14 years experience
Broad Topic: Best thing you can do is see your doctor. there are too many factors to consider in order to decide whether a full work up is indicated or just suppo... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gibrham Rodriguez
Emergency Medicine 14 years experience
Need exam: Hard to tell without seeing what kind of discharge it is. It sounds like you need to go see your Urologist or at least give his office a call to inqui... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gibrham Rodriguez
Emergency Medicine 14 years experience
Avoid exercise : You could have a tendinitis on the finger, tendon or ligament injury ,or a bony injury (less likely) . Rest the finger by avoiding the exercises movem... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gibrham Rodriguez
Emergency Medicine 14 years experience
Yes: Yes, it is possible . Discuss this further with your psychiatrist or therapist . If you have a therapist I encourage you to seek one .
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gibrham Rodriguez
Emergency Medicine 14 years experience
No specific number: We are all diferent. Some people go once a day , twice a day , every other day, every three days and so forth . By Now i Think you should know what ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gibrham Rodriguez
Emergency Medicine 14 years experience
Yes : Snacks/ chips like flaming hot Cheetos contain additives /ingredients that can potentially change your stool color. Also, if they are spicy hot it can... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gibrham Rodriguez
Emergency Medicine 14 years experience
Question? : What exactly is the question ? There are multiple multiple things that could be causing abdominal pain in a female. I can understand her concern due t... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gibrham Rodriguez
Emergency Medicine 14 years experience
Not likely : It depends but generally speaking no. it should not have any effect on your libido , sex drive . Any , adverse reaction or side effect will be local d... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gibrham Rodriguez
Emergency Medicine 14 years experience
Not likely : Water does not usually cause any side effects on people . I have yet to meet anyone allergic to water. You are 34 , have always had this problem? If y... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gibrham Rodriguez
Emergency Medicine 14 years experience
Need a gynecologist: Have you always had this problem? is it new? occurs every single time you have intercourse? are there times you have no pain? To me it sounds like you... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gibrham Rodriguez
Emergency Medicine 14 years experience
Mastoiditis : You may have an infection of your Breast. These are not uncommon and is probably not related to the cyst you have in your Breast. These tend to occur ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gibrham Rodriguez
Emergency Medicine 14 years experience
Clarify : Your question is not clear . Do you mean which oral contraceptive can you take that would exacerbate acne the least? Using barrier contraceptive such... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gibrham Rodriguez
Emergency Medicine 14 years experience
Yes: Not all our bodies respond the same . Especially early during the course of any disease /illness
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gibrham Rodriguez
Emergency Medicine 14 years experience
Ignore: *Always keep an up to date list of all medications. *love them. Depression is common among elderly.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gibrham Rodriguez
Emergency Medicine 14 years experience
Ignore: Antibitotics do not work for the common cold. It is better to drink fluids, rest, and treat symptoms.
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gibrham Rodriguez
Emergency Medicine 14 years experience
It depends : Perhaps your blood pressure readings are labile and fluctuate a lot. your doctor may want to see how much you blood pressure changes. It would serve a... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gibrham Rodriguez
Emergency Medicine 14 years experience
Perhaps : The answer to your question is perhaps. Though it would be unlikely to manifest with pain in your neck and shoulder . You defenititely need to see yo... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gibrham Rodriguez
Emergency Medicine 14 years experience
It can : Benzodiazepines in some cases can be detected in your system up to 1 month after last ingestion. That is more likely to occur in people that take them... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gibrham Rodriguez
Emergency Medicine 14 years experience
No : BUN and creatinine are not the same . They both can help in determining organ function (kidney). BUN measurements very slightly by age, labs performi... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gibrham Rodriguez
Emergency Medicine 14 years experience
Yes : It sounds like you are taking one medication and the rest are supplements . Try to take all supplements together . You should be ok taking Clonazepam ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gibrham Rodriguez
Emergency Medicine 14 years experience
Possibly : That is not necessarily the first sign of pregnancy but it is possible. Any change In period patterns while having unprotected sex can potentially be ... 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

HealthTap Founding Doctor

Affiliations

American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP)
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