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

Thursday: 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

312 Answers
62 Agrees
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Seegers
Internal Medicine 48 years experience
Lap scar: hello ~ it sounds as if the entry port made for the laparoscopy is mildly infected. The question is whether this needs to be treated with an oral anti... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Seegers
Internal Medicine 48 years experience
Wrist bubble?: hello~ by wrist bubble, I assume you mean a small painless swelling on the inside of wrist. This is most likely a "ganglion" cyst. They are painless ... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Seegers
Internal Medicine 48 years experience
Testicular pain: DennisJ351 ~ if you have testicular pain, and 20y I would see a doc to examine the testicle to see there are no lumps. If it is all ok then gravitate ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Seegers
Internal Medicine 48 years experience
Shaking: UJacobson~ yes, its quite normal in that sense and usually means your muscles could do with some isometrics. You strengthen your forearm muscles with ... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Seegers
Internal Medicine 48 years experience
Mri report: hi ~ tiny cystic etc,means that theres a few tiny bone cysts in the top of the tibia where the cartilage of the joint meets the bone. The tibial plate... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Seegers
Internal Medicine 48 years experience
Burping and milk: Jacob, people with proper lactose intolerance have an absence of an enzyme in the gut that digests milk called LACTASE. If you do not have this (conge... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Edward Seegers
Internal Medicine 48 years experience
Throat pain: DMedina~ the nose and throat are one continuous passage. If you sneeze and block nose the pressure goes backwards and distends pharynx,and causes pain... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Seegers
Internal Medicine 48 years experience
Inflammed mucosa: Deborah841 ~ no, you cannot make any definitive statement till you have the whole pathology report and know which specific organ it refers to.However,... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Seegers
Internal Medicine 48 years experience
Choked on salt: Hi Gregory626, Rock Salt (NaCl) is fortunately part of the bodies chemistry and so in all likelihood, when encountering water inside the lung, will di... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Seegers
Internal Medicine 48 years experience
Daytime sleeping: Hi DanishMO62 ~ no never. But ask why you have daytime somnolence. Is this due to sleep apnea? Excessive activity at night, (studying, social media, T... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Seegers
Internal Medicine 48 years experience
Pred taper and amoxi: Hi IlyaM~ the pred taper is the important one and then it depends of startng dose. If starting dose is above 60mg-80mg which we give for acute allergy... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Edward Seegers
Internal Medicine 48 years experience
Brain shrinkage: JMac - the brain usually shrinks as we age and there is a normal rate of shrinkage.That is called " age appropriate shrinkage" If there is more, it co... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Seegers
Internal Medicine 48 years experience
Pain in ribs: hello~ was there any injury to the ribs ? a fall? If not +shortness of breath then get an XRAY because in young females,blood clots to the lung from ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Seegers
Internal Medicine 48 years experience
Spotting on bcp: Hi ThaniaM, this could be because you are pregnant so I would wait a week and recheck and again a week after that. If preg test still negative you cou... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Seegers
Internal Medicine 48 years experience
Nausea~: hello~ Zofran is reserved for severe nausea that accompanies chemotherapy, so I would use something safer and first line like Compazine (prochlorperaz... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Edward Seegers
Internal Medicine 48 years experience
Period pains: hello BKnight, the period pains are probably just due to post menstrual pelvic congestion and an Advil (ibuprofen) or 2 and a day or 2 should see them... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Seegers
Internal Medicine 48 years experience
Pill and period: Hi PLester, This would depend on the strength (or amount of estrogen) in the BCP. If its a low dose pill it might not affect the length of the cycle. ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Seegers
Internal Medicine 48 years experience
Water coliforms: JSchneider~water coliforms. This usually means that the water supply has been contaminated with feces, human or animal. Please call your local water p... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Seegers
Internal Medicine 48 years experience
White clumps d/c: Emily0243~ Emily this sounds like a significant FUNGAL predominence in the d/c now so please have the DR have a look and in the mean time you can get ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Seegers
Internal Medicine 48 years experience
Swelling above incis: MichelleC75 ~ no, not necessarily. But in these cases one cannot say anything for certain without seeing the wound so make a follow up visit with the ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Seegers
Internal Medicine 48 years experience
PCOS+metformin: NanooS452 ~ I dont think it matters whether you take it before or after in this case, the important thing being that you take it WITH food, because ME... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Seegers
Internal Medicine 48 years experience
VP shunt: Hello Sara80 ~ A VP shunt that has not been revised for 23 years sounds a stretch. I would suggest you find a good Neurosurgeon and get a RT appt to s... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Seegers
Internal Medicine 48 years experience
Shoulder pain: Hi Brianna M680- make sure there's no rash to rule out shingles. If not that then it's most likely "trigger point pain" and it's best treated with a f... Read More
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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Seegers
Internal Medicine 48 years experience
Honey blues..: HRitter ~ NO. Honey has high concentration of sugar (sucrose) which in high doses will cause osmotic diarrea and make a bad situation, miserable. than... Read More
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Seegers
Internal Medicine 48 years experience
Relaxation for surge: ParulB~ no good answer for that.Depends on how large the surgery, what organ and underlying disease. Best thing to do is ask surgeon for literature yo... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Seegers
Internal Medicine 48 years experience
Right eye pain: JoshuaL ~ this "severe" pain in eyeball could he the manifestation on "ocular migraine" . Its probably better to attend an ER and have the doc look at... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Edward Seegers
Internal Medicine 48 years experience
Head lumps: hello ~ difficult to give you an exact diagnosis because you do not give enough history. These could be lymph nodes if they are pea-sized or they coul... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Seegers
Internal Medicine 48 years experience
Vaginal pain: hello ~ this could be caused by a number of things but prominent would be bacterial vaginosis, fungal infections like thrush or a particularly dry vag... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Seegers
Internal Medicine 48 years experience
Pain penis: hello~ Probably a bit of ICE and a few days off duty will help the most. Sex is great but doesnt do well of you break the equipment so take it easy. A... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Seegers
Internal Medicine 48 years experience
Mouth pain: hello ~ this is either due to previous scald injury to roof of mouth from swallowing very hot, or even too spicey food (vindoo curry) or a viral or f... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Seegers
Internal Medicine 48 years experience
Adrenal insufficienc: aa30 ! You are busy today ! This is a good question. And complex. Advair has cortisone in it. Not a lot! The person with the adrenal insuffic. must ha... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Seegers
Internal Medicine 48 years experience
"bubbles" L.clavicle: hello, if this is not painful and happens 2x a year, it's not serious. Impossible to say what it is, I would guess some crepitus in the shoulder or A... Read More
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A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Seegers
Internal Medicine 48 years experience
Hip pain: AldosS It could be that you have early symptoms of arhthritis, so its worthwhile getting an xay, ESPECIALLY if you have been a very active sportsman/r... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Edward Seegers
Internal Medicine 48 years experience
Cat food smell: Hello ~ often caused by gardnerella vaginallis infection. See an Ob GYN to check. Easily treated with flagyl for 5 - 5 days. Local hygiene a given. Ma... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Seegers
Internal Medicine 48 years experience
Pc bleed: hello ~ this is probably because he is a little larger than normal or that you have a more intact hymen than is usual. Since women have been using tam... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Seegers
Internal Medicine 48 years experience
Anal irritation: hello ~ this is not an infrequent complaint of people suffering from diarrea. Wash clean with water and a mild soap. Use vaseline applied before and a... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Seegers
Internal Medicine 48 years experience
Pleurisy: Hello ~ were you told what was the CAUSE of the pleurisy. Pleurisy is more of a symptom than a diagnosis and pleurisy, ( pain which comes from inflamm... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Seegers
Internal Medicine 48 years experience
Do HH grow?: hello~ yes over a long period of they tend to get larger depending on whether they are "sliders" or "rollers" the latter tending to enlarge earlier. t... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Edward Seegers
Internal Medicine 48 years experience
Substitute med: Hello ~ yes this is more than likely to be ok but have a look on the label to see how much elemental potassium each pill gives and if they are more le... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Seegers
Internal Medicine 48 years experience
Letter to shrink-: Hello ~ you are breaking up with your therapist by leaving a post-it on the fridge door!? Not very nice. You have placed trust in this provider as a r... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Seegers
Internal Medicine 48 years experience
Sore nails: hello ~ if you get manicures you might hold off for a month or so. Check under the nails to see there is no fungal infection, and if you use chemicals... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Seegers
Internal Medicine 48 years experience
Neck pain: hi ~ get an xray FIRST to confirm cervical spondylosis and degree. Get an experienced massage therapist or PT, for range of motion massage and mild ex... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Edward Seegers
Internal Medicine 48 years experience
IkeM928: We unfortunately dont have your age, but mild inflammation around the umbilicus is not uncommon, and usually caused by not drying well when exiting th... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Seegers
Internal Medicine 48 years experience
NASH - BEER: Hi ~ Yes, NASH + non alcohol beer is completely OK and wont worsen NASH as long as you dont drink too much since it contains carbs. If you are OBESE p... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Edward Seegers
Internal Medicine 48 years experience
Post meal diarrea: WPearce ~ this could be due to lactose, gluten or any other sensitivity to foods or could be post prandial dumping syndrome. Go and see your reg doc t... Read More
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Dr. Edward Seegers
Internal Medicine 48 years experience
Sleep apnea: DRam~ you are getting ahead of yourself and into areas that even Drs often dont fully grasp. Do this rather than what you are asking. Get a SLEEP TEST... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Seegers
Internal Medicine 48 years experience
Uterus cleaning: OliviaC ~ the "cleaning" occurs during your period which varies from from 5 - 10 days Irregular spotting post period does not mean your uterus is "dir... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Edward Seegers
Internal Medicine 48 years experience
Growth at 27y: Hi ! No ! Its not possible physiologoically. The growth that gives us height comes from the upper femoral epiphyses. They are sealed by age 18y. and... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Seegers
Internal Medicine 48 years experience
Llisinopril?: hello~ NO it does not GIVE you renal failure. We use it in hypertension and in diabetics because it INCREASES pre-renal blood flow and protects AGAINS... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Seegers
Internal Medicine 48 years experience
Red spots: Haha ~ if a red spot disappears when you press on it it means it is made up of tiny blood vessels and thesis called an angioma. Don't pick at them be... 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
Dr. John Feola
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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