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Dr. Louis Petrie

Travel Medicine
Rancho Cucamonga, CA
36 years experience male

Locations

Advantage Vaccination Services

Rancho Cucamonga, CA

Address

8283 Grove Ave Ste 107, Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Directions

Fax

(866) 895-8571

About

Bio

I specialized in pre-travel consultations addressing all aspects of the travelers healthcare needs, including vaccinations, medications, supplies and specific regional health information.

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.

Travel Medicine

Holistic Medicine

Integrative Medicine

Pharmacology

Preventive Medicine

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

46 Answers
4 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Petrie
Travel Medicine 36 years experience
Norovirus Symptoms: Yes, you could have Norovirus with symptoms of vomiting. Diarrhea may be the only symptom.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Petrie
Travel Medicine 36 years experience
Dysentery Reports: Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Reports from the CDC in the U.S. can be searched for information on dysentery in general and for specific circumstance... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Petrie
Travel Medicine 36 years experience
Knee Pain: Pain is a always a sign for you to protect that area of your body. If the pain / injury is recent, use ice on the site of pain for about the first day... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Petrie
Travel Medicine 36 years experience
Water before Meals: Drinking Water before a meal gives one a feeling of fullness. The health benefit to this is generally consider related to then not overeating. Whether... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Petrie
Travel Medicine 36 years experience
New Symptoms: Each BC pill can differ in the type and strength of hormones such as estrogen and progesterone. These differences may be at the cause of the change in... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Louis Petrie
Travel Medicine 36 years experience
West Nile Signs: It could be as the signs and symptoms can be similar. The questions is more about where you live, your recent activities and any evidence of bites. Ar... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Louis Petrie
Travel Medicine 36 years experience
Safe Weight Gain?: Steroids should not be your choice to gain weight. In fact your current Ht to Wt is actually healthy. Any addition weight can be gained through weight... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Louis Petrie
Travel Medicine 36 years experience
West Nile Virus: West Nile virus infection typically begins with the abrupt onset of fever, chills, muscle aches, headache, and flu-like symptoms. If these are things ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Petrie
Travel Medicine 36 years experience
Side Effect Answer: Their side effect profile is similar. Both can cause drowsiness which is of concern if you intend to drive or are prone to falls.
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Petrie
Travel Medicine 36 years experience
Zumba Injury: Zumba requires a highly physical movement pattern. So whether you are new or experienced to the movements, at any time you may twist or move in such a... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Louis Petrie
Travel Medicine 36 years experience
Vit E Dosage: While a small amount such as 400 iu of Vitamin E may offer some relief, consider first and forming your water intake. I recommend at least 8, 8oz gla... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Petrie
Travel Medicine 36 years experience
Nose Bleeds: Yes nose bleeds can occur during flying. Often the cause is the low humidity in the plane's cabin air. The best preventative is to drink water plentif... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Petrie
Travel Medicine 36 years experience
Malaria prevention: Selective areas in Mexico have risks for acquiring Malaria. The best way to know is check your travel cities against a Malaria map such as can be foun... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Petrie
Travel Medicine 36 years experience
Rapid Treatment: Doxycycline has been used successfully in the treatment of elephantiasis. There are other treatments depending on the life cycle of the parasite. This... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Petrie
Travel Medicine 36 years experience
Cat Tapeworm: Yes. I strongly recommend you seek professional care.
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Louis Petrie
Travel Medicine 36 years experience
Antibiotic Usage: Yes, inappropriate or overuse of antibiotics, internally or on the skin can lead to antibiotic resistance and overgrowth of resistant bacteria. I reco... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Petrie
Travel Medicine 36 years experience
Pain and Fiber Use: While it is difficult to determine a clear connection, I would review how much water you consume every day. If you water intake is below 8, 8oz glasse... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Petrie
Travel Medicine 36 years experience
Viatmins-Safe Use: Water soluble vitamins such as Vitamin B and C are generally consider safer as any excess is removed promptly by your kidneys. That said, all vitamins... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Petrie
Travel Medicine 36 years experience
MRSA Infection: Yes. You can get an infection again. MRSA and many other bacteria live on our body routine. Our immune system protects us generally but additional inf... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Louis Petrie
Travel Medicine 36 years experience
Tetanus effect: Highly unlikely. Best to see a physician. And have you had a tetanus vaccine within the past ten years? If not, this would still be a goods time to ge... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Petrie
Travel Medicine 36 years experience
Bug Bite Scars: Some patients find the product Mederma to help in scar management.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Petrie
Travel Medicine 36 years experience
Bug Bite Change: Since you did not describe the change it is difficult to answer specifically. However, any changes in the skin tissue at the site of the bite should b... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Petrie
Travel Medicine 36 years experience
Travel Food Choices: Even with the best care, it is difficult to prevent traveler's diarrhea completely. Your best selections are always to eat hot food prepared on the sp... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Petrie
Travel Medicine 36 years experience
Vitamin Nausea: Often this is caused by taking vitamins on an empty stomach. Consider taking them after a meal.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Petrie
Travel Medicine 36 years experience
Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) and Bleeding: Yes, all B.C. Pills can cause spot bleeding with or without intercourse. This is due to changes in hormone balance within your body. This is generall... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Petrie
Travel Medicine 36 years experience
Spider Veins: Yes, if you sit for long periods of time this can promote the formation of varicose veins. Consider frequent movement and using compression stockings.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Petrie
Travel Medicine 36 years experience
Elephantiasis : Elephantiasis is caused by infection with the filarial worm, which is transmitted to humans by mosquitos. It lives in the human lymphatic system. It i... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Petrie
Travel Medicine 36 years experience
Probiotic of Choice: I often recommend Jarrow due to it's quality and the fact it doesn't need refrigeration.
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Petrie
Travel Medicine 36 years experience
Long Use of a PPI: Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs) are increasing considered a risk issue in long-term use. While it is difficult to answer your question specifically with... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Petrie
Travel Medicine 36 years experience
Antibiotic Cream: Triple antibiotic cream is available in pharmacies in the US over the counter.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Petrie
Travel Medicine 36 years experience
HIV acquisition: My first question would be is where you acquired the blood under your nails? Overall I believe your overall chances for getting an HIV infection would... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Petrie
Travel Medicine 36 years experience
Norovirus prevention: Hand washing is the most effective method to prevent getting novovirus. That said it spreads easily and is often difficult to prevent acquiring.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Petrie
Travel Medicine 36 years experience
New Vaginitis: If you are not responding to antibiotics, the infection may be due to a virus or fungal infection. I recommend you contact your care provider promptly... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Petrie
Travel Medicine 36 years experience
Medication Usage: Yes, these drugs can be used together. You should see the impact of Effexor (venlafaxine) within two to four weeks. And yes, it should make you more p... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Petrie
Travel Medicine 36 years experience
YF Doctor: Generally a physician that specializes in infectious disease and or tropical medicine is qualified to diagnose and treat yellow fever.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Petrie
Travel Medicine 36 years experience
Bug Bite Treatment: This is not a practical or wise method. In addition to not providing any benefit, saliva from your or someone else's mouth can cause an infection not ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Petrie
Travel Medicine 36 years experience
Bug Bite Relief: Hydrogen Peroxide is a simple, cost effective and easy to find solution to the relief of itching and inflammation. You may also consider a diphenhydra... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Louis Petrie
Travel Medicine 36 years experience
Hep B Series Finish: If you know that you had one Hep B vaccine in the past, then you only need to take the #2 shot, and then the final or third shot five months later. Th... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Petrie
Travel Medicine 36 years experience
Foot Callous: Yes, this type of padding is effective for a callous.
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Louis Petrie
Travel Medicine 36 years experience
Skin Itch on Face: I do not recommend using a steroid cream on your face. Consider instead applying your favorite moisturizer directly after washing your face to seal i... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Louis Petrie
Travel Medicine 36 years experience
Meningitis Concern: Meningitis untreated can progress swiftly, generally in a matter of 24 to 48 hours. I recommend a prompt contact with a physician to determine your ri... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Petrie
Travel Medicine 36 years experience
Thin Skin Help: I have seen great success in my practice with a product called Miracle of the Sea Lotion for Skin Metamorphosis. You can find at Miracleofthesea.net. ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Petrie
Travel Medicine 36 years experience
Mosquito Bites: Baking soda mixed with a little water then placed on the bite area is a cheap and effective way to help reduce the itching. There is a product call Be... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Petrie
Travel Medicine 36 years experience
Swelling post flight: This is not healthy. Serious complications can occur such a DVT or Deep Vein Thrombosis. Compression stockings are recommended for flights greater tha... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Petrie
Travel Medicine 36 years experience
Latium Side Effects: Generally the lucid dreams and other more common side effects abate when the medication is stopped. However this medication can provoke more long term... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Louis Petrie
Travel Medicine 36 years experience
Ignore: Compression stocking usage on long flights can reduce medical issues such as Deep Vein Thrombosis.

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Petrie is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Petrie is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Southern California
Graduated 1986MD

Awards

HealthTap Founding Doctor

Affiliations

International Society of Travel Medicine
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