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Dr. Edward Seegers

Internal Medicine
PALO ALTO, CA
48 years experience male

Locations

Office

PALO ALTO, CA

Address

270 UNIVERSITY AVENUE, PALO ALTO, CA
Directions

My office hours

Tuesday: Closed
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About

Bio

US Citizen, patriot. Ex Cape Town, South Africa. Retired General Practitioner and Internal Medicine specialist 
physician; I live in: OAKLAND CALIFORNIA, USA I AM A BOARD CERTIFIED GENERAL INTERNAL MEDICINE 
 DOCTOR (BOARD CERTIFIED INTERNIST). Here are some of the things I did while working full time.
 LEAD IN TEAM OF 4 SENIOR DOCTORS WORKING WITH THE HEALTH PLAN’S MEMBER SERVICES DEPT TO RESPOND TO MEMBER ISSUES WRT SYSTEMS (HEALTH PLAN) AND SERVICES (MEDICAL PROVIDERS) EXERCISE TOLERANCE TESTS (ETTS) AND ECG READING AND REPORTING PREPARATION OF DOCUMENTATION FOR DISABILITY CLAIMS FAMILY PRACTICE SOUTH AFRICA: LARGE OB GYN, PEDIATRIC PRACTICE, MINOR SURGERY. HAVE SO AFRICAN FP + PED ACCRED. USA - FULL GENERAL INTERNAL MED PANEL PRACTICE COLLEGIAL MENTOR CORE KNOWLEDGE

Specialties
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Internal Medicine

Licenses

United States: California

Doctor Q&A

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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Seegers
Internal Medicine 48 years experience
Endocervical cells: Hi AnswerD402, This is usually reported in a PAP SMEAR and it means that there are present on the slide for micro exam, cells from the INSIDE of the c... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Seegers
Internal Medicine 48 years experience
Cough meds: AngelaM543 ~ cough meds and antibiotics to treat bronchitis is a well guarded urban myth that the Pharma world keep going with great positive effect o... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Seegers
Internal Medicine 48 years experience
Vaginal air bubbles: This sounds like a gardnerella vaginalis infection. please see a gynaecologist for treatment.thanks
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Seegers
Internal Medicine 48 years experience
Red streaks: I agree. These episodes of red coloration due to food (like beets) do not cause anything except prompt us to check bowel. RECTAL (digital) EXAM being ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Seegers
Internal Medicine 48 years experience
Rash : hi Bridget S- pityriasis rosea is a generalized rash although it tends to be on the extremities. It's flat and red and irregular in distribution. It's... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Seegers
Internal Medicine 48 years experience
Preg post scan: BLester ~ if there is radiation involved I would say no, give it a month or 2. Preferrably 2. However, no problem with going through the motions, just... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Seegers
Internal Medicine 48 years experience
Cervical stenosis: Mickeylandia~ cervical stenosis is caused by osteo-arthritis of the tiny lateral facet joints of the cervical spine. The nerves that make up the brach... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Seegers
Internal Medicine 48 years experience
Rash: KitC165 ~ this sounds like herpes genitalis. I think you should see a doc because Travacort not the right treatment.You should have a course of Zovira... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Seegers
Internal Medicine 48 years experience
Sweat rash: MTam, this is probably a mild sweat rash so wash with any mild derm recommended soap and apply no more than 1% OTC hydro-cortisone cream twice daily f... Read More
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Seegers
Internal Medicine 48 years experience
Kappa chains tested: MinervaR ~your doc is a smart doc. He must have measured your urine before for these immunoglobulins in the urine and you must a have shown a few in ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Seegers
Internal Medicine 48 years experience
Pimple: AndrewH ~ use alcohol swabs to keep clean and keep it open and dry. It will fall off and wound will heal. thanks
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A female asked:
Dr. Edward Seegers
Internal Medicine 48 years experience
Depo amenorrea: KByrne, unfortunately the amenorrea (no period) after depo can be very protracted ( a year or more) but occasionally you can return to normal in 2 - 3... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Seegers
Internal Medicine 48 years experience
Vicks+ pregnancy: Hello~ yes I have prescribed it for many years while in Obstetric practice. Its safe and better to take than an antihistamine.Put about 10ml-15ml in a... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Seegers
Internal Medicine 48 years experience
Abdo pain 5yo: hello, long differential diagnosis so see a Pediatrician but common is constipation, helminthiasis, mesenteric adenitis, and if there is distension, y... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Seegers
Internal Medicine 48 years experience
Penis swollen: Keith67~ the penis is a frail and vulnerable organ and though demanding of heavy handling, does not respond well to it. Just give your penis a day or ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Seegers
Internal Medicine 48 years experience
Blood stool: hello ~ I am not sure I understand what "bit normal" means but if you mean that you had blood for 2 days and then it cleared up, this could be due to... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Seegers
Internal Medicine 48 years experience
Bronchitis: hello~ sounds like the typical upper respiratory tract infection and bronchitis. This does not necessary mean you need antibiotic BUT please go and s... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Seegers
Internal Medicine 48 years experience
Faint, heat rush: Hello~ if you were a 45yo female I would say this sounds like a typical perimenopausal " hot flash" Since you are a 30y male, is it possible you had s... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Edward Seegers
Internal Medicine 48 years experience
Neck lump: Hello~ it depends where the lump is and how big is it. If its on either side of the windpipe, its probably the thyoid. If is under the jaw, its proba... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Seegers
Internal Medicine 48 years experience
Mitral valve prolaps: hello ~ short answer YES. Prolapse of the anterior leaflet of mitral valve gives soft blowing systolic murmur over the mitral valve, often not associ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Seegers
Internal Medicine 48 years experience
NEVER TOO LATE: Teresa, its never too late to make that decision but its a serious one and requires a huge amount of education in pre-med and med. if you have the qua... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Seegers
Internal Medicine 48 years experience
Warm back: Glomera, this could be due to adequate covering by good clothing or sitting well placed in a chair. If you are a low back pain sufferer it could be d... Read More
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Seegers
Internal Medicine 48 years experience
Endometriosis: thello tdhaus. it depends how he did the lap. If he did it thru an endoscope its very easy to see everything in the abdomen and would be easy to ident... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Seegers
Internal Medicine 48 years experience
No it does not: Hemorroids causes painless bleeding from the rectum and usually associated with defecation.. It can cause a heaviness in that area and itching on occa... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Seegers
Internal Medicine 48 years experience
Ear noise+chin pain: NajlaM~ the loud noise in the ear is most likely benign audible carotid pulsation because even mild calcification in the carotid will cause this. How... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Seegers
Internal Medicine 48 years experience
?cysts: CarmencitaL ~ they either_ - pop. Burst spontaneously or by trauma, self induced or surgical..or - become atretic - which means they dry out and get a... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Seegers
Internal Medicine 48 years experience
Finger cast: JenniferS~ 10 d immobilisation of fingers will make them stiff. 2 months will make them impossible to move. Please have your doc refer you to a PT who... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Edward Seegers
Internal Medicine 48 years experience
Promethazine: Hi P Cruz ~ promethazine causing vomiting is not an unusual symptom. Trash it ! Its not necessary to use a cough med at all. If you are wheezing we ca... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Edward Seegers
Internal Medicine 48 years experience
Achilles pain: KaelenG276~ you have Achilles tendonitis and with all the popping and squeezing going on I would be fearful that you were imminently going to rupture ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Seegers
Internal Medicine 48 years experience
Trapezius spasm: VSanders, mild pain and superficial tears of the delicate muscle group called rotator cuff (supraspinatus, infraspinatus, teres minor), is very easily... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Seegers
Internal Medicine 48 years experience
Discogenic pain: hello ~ it means pain emanating from the intervertebral discs in the spinal column. I have seen this described by radiologists when no other explanati... Read More
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Seegers
Internal Medicine 48 years experience
Penile cream: hello~ dont use anything stronger than 1% HYDROCORTISONE CREAM and combine it with an antifungal cream like clotrimazole if there is a fungal infecti... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Seegers
Internal Medicine 48 years experience
Pelvic pain: No there is nothing wrong with you. Frequent heavy periods cause pelvic congestion syndrome and it manifests as pelvic pain. But if you have not seen ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Seegers
Internal Medicine 48 years experience
Invisalign?: If the Invisalign is being used got correct poor positioning of the teeth then the correction of the position will allow for less food particles being... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Seegers
Internal Medicine 48 years experience
Alopecia: Chastity, this is not uncommon after pregnancy. Have your TSH (thyroid) checked and a dermatologist to check for alopecia areata. If a physiological l... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Edward Seegers
Internal Medicine 48 years experience
Burning urine: Ethan, you do not state if this is after ejaculation (masturbation) or not. If it is, this is quite normal because the urethra can get a little irrita... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Seegers
Internal Medicine 48 years experience
Raised prolactin: Hello Rache R, commonest cause of raised prolactin is towards the end of pregnancy and during breast feeding.There is a long list of drugs that do it... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Seegers
Internal Medicine 48 years experience
OBGYN Sequelae!: Dear Erica, In principle, no doctor would ever ethically behave in a way which could, in any way, be interpreted as "vindictive". For example, he woul... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Seegers
Internal Medicine 48 years experience
Sweats?: hello - yes you may have some kind of intra-abdominal infection or even an abscess at op-site. Please go back to OBGYN and have him check UA, CBC, ESR... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Seegers
Internal Medicine 48 years experience
1% HC: Hi~ yes its the mildest of cortisone creams and you can use it quite liberally. Not for 20 years though. For a reasonable period, 4-6 months or so. Th... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Seegers
Internal Medicine 48 years experience
Pit rosea: Hi ~ yes when it starts to flake off it may get itchy. You can apply OTC 1% hydrocort or better try some calamine lotion all over the rash. Its on the... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Seegers
Internal Medicine 48 years experience
Skin tag: FifiM~ skin tags especially in areas where it rubs against tight-fitting clothes, have bleeding into them with rubbing trauma. That make them swell up... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Seegers
Internal Medicine 48 years experience
PVRV vax: LatS ~ rabies is rare disease but if contracted can cause death. Earlier rabies vaccine had as much hazard as the disease (DEV) Today, the purified ve... Read More
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A 16-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Seegers
Internal Medicine 48 years experience
Green stool: hello- its either due to food coloring or a parasite. You could get a stool culture done at any lab for culture and sensitivity and have it checked fo... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Edward Seegers
Internal Medicine 48 years experience
2 meds: Hello ~ YES, they are often prescribed together in severe dyspepsia or peptic ulcer disease.The buscopan stops cramps and the pantorazole is an H2-bl... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Seegers
Internal Medicine 48 years experience
Diarrea -vomiting: Hello ~ the vomiting is probably part of the same virus that gave you diarrea. One caveat! Imodium (loperamide) OCCASIONALLY can cause "megacolon". It... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Edward Seegers
Internal Medicine 48 years experience
Thigh pain: Hi ~ it sounds like pulled thigh muscle if you play sports. But if there is any swelling its probably better that you see a dr so he can examine you, ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Seegers
Internal Medicine 48 years experience
Cold worse: hello~ yes WAIT it out. Colds or URI s are viral so I dont know why he needed an antibiotic. We treat colds in kids symptomatically, unless high fever... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Edward Seegers
Internal Medicine 48 years experience
Lung masses: hi ~ this is not normal pathology. This could be anything mild and treatable, pneumonia, TB, coccidiomycosis (have you served in Iraq?) to severe lik... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Seegers
Internal Medicine 48 years experience
IRREG MENSES: Hi ~ after birth it can take the endometrium some time to settle because it wont until your hormonal cycle is back to normal, so I would not worry if ... Read More
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Testimonials
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Dr. Cornelius Oleary
Jan 8, 2016
Dr. Edward Seegers is a highly trained and respected physician in Internal Medicine. Dr. Seegers is one of the most experienced physicians you will meet on HealthTap and I highly recommend him to pati...Read More
Jul 2, 2015
I have followed Dr. Seegers for a time and I have noticed that he has that hard to find direct style that not only gets to the point but also endears patient to him. Knowledgeable and well versed, an ...Read More
Jan 5, 2016
Ed is a through and caring physician. His insight is always helpful. He is one of my Top Docs on HealthTap
HealthTap member
This made me feel good. Thanks! Thank you, doctor.Had treadmill ecg+ultrasound 3y ago,everything ok.But now it feels like deep sharp"heartache",hope it is just stress/stomach pressure..but still being...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Hi Dr Seegers the Citrate pills are easy absorb from Holland and Barret in UK http://www.hollandandbarrett.com/shop/product/holland-barrett-magnesium-citrate-caplets-100...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you for your time. If I do have it, my Gi doc says it is mild, I had stomach pain and blood in stool. Since taking Pentasa for three months it quit, this is why I ...Read More

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Cape Town Faculty of Medicine, South Africa
Graduated 1975MD

Residency

Fellowship of the American College of Physicians (FACP)

Residency

KAISER FOUNDATION HOSPITAL SAN FRANCISCO

Residency

GROOTE SCHUUR HOSPITAL CAPE TOWN SO AFRICA

Residency

GROOTE SCHUUR HOSPITAL CAPE TOWN SO AFRICA

Residency

GROOTE SCHUUR HOSPITAL CAPE TOWN SO AFRICA

Residency

Diploma of Child Health

Residency

Member of the Faculty of General Practice So Africa M.F.G.P. (SA)

Residency

GROOTE SCHUUR HOSPITAL CAPE TOWN SO AFRICA

Awards

FELLOWSHIP OF AMERICAN COLLEGE OF PHYSICIANS
Most Influential, First Place, Alameda County Region - Spring
2015
Thought Leader, First Place, Alameda County Region - Spring
2015

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