Dr. Phillip Goebel

Emergency Medicine
Salt Lake City, UT
18 years experience male

Locations

Emergency Physicians Integrated Care

Salt Lake City, UT

Address

Salt Lake City, UT
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My office hours

Thursday: 12am - 11pm
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About

Bio

Board certified in emergency medicine, veteran of the United States Air Force. I love the outdoors, cycling, and fly fishing.

Specialties
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Emergency Medicine

Languages spoken

English

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A male asked:
Dr. Phillip Goebel
Emergency Medicine 18 years experience
Needs xray: You need to be seen especially if you are loosing sensation on your hand. You could have a fracture of the hand or even if the bones are normal you ma... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Phillip Goebel
Emergency Medicine 18 years experience
Depression?: Increased sleep and irritability can be signs of depression. You might consider talking with a therapist if you are noticing it interfering with your ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Phillip Goebel
Emergency Medicine 18 years experience
Yes: You should not donate blood products while being treated for an infection.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Phillip Goebel
Emergency Medicine 18 years experience
Depends on height: Ideal weight is dependent on height. Here is a link that can help you compute it. http://www.cdc.gov/healthyweight/assessing/bmi/adult_bmi/english_bmi... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Phillip Goebel
Emergency Medicine 18 years experience
Time to see a doctor: If his constipation is severe enough to cause vomiting, it is time to see a doctor. Especially if his abdomen is distended or severely tender, he shou... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Phillip Goebel
Emergency Medicine 18 years experience
Yes: The tramadol and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) are both sedating so do not drive or attempt dangerous activities while taking them. Otherwise that combin... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Phillip Goebel
Emergency Medicine 18 years experience
15 mg/kg: She can have 4 mL of the 160 mg/5mL solution every 6 hours.
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Phillip Goebel
Emergency Medicine 18 years experience
Natural: It is a naturally occurring sugar alcohol found in some plants in small amounts. It is generally manufactured to use as a sweetener. It has some benef... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Phillip Goebel
Emergency Medicine 18 years experience
Not necessarily: The fiber itself wouldn't but if the product you are using has dyes added into it those might.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Phillip Goebel
Emergency Medicine 18 years experience
Infection: You likely have an infection in your kidney and around the stent you should be seen today by your urologist, or if they are not available, at the emer... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Phillip Goebel
Emergency Medicine 18 years experience
Concussion: With headache and disorientation you likely have a mild concussion.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Phillip Goebel
Emergency Medicine 18 years experience
Narrowing: You may have narrowing of your esophagus. If these symptoms do not improve with drinking plenty of fluids with the pills, I would recommend seeing a g... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Phillip Goebel
Emergency Medicine 18 years experience
Wait: You have a few more years of growing until your growth plates fuse and calcify. Eat healthy. There is not much beyond good nutrition and genetics tha... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Phillip Goebel
Emergency Medicine 18 years experience
Natural forms: Meat, eggs, flax seed, and nuts all contain natural proteins that will help you build muscle mass. If you are trying to build muscle mass you will nee... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Phillip Goebel
Emergency Medicine 18 years experience
Leave them alone: They will open up on their own. You can use warm compresses and antibiotic ointment on them. Squeezing them increases the inflammation and can drive t... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Phillip Goebel
Emergency Medicine 18 years experience
Yes: An ultrasound would likely be able to tell the baby's gender, but it is much more accurate and easier at 20 weeks.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Phillip Goebel
Emergency Medicine 18 years experience
To be determined: If you are late and had a positive test I would guess you are pregnant. Make an appointment with your doctor and get a formal test to confirm.
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Phillip Goebel
Emergency Medicine 18 years experience
Yes: It should be safe. Try and avoid too many sugary drinks.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Phillip Goebel
Emergency Medicine 18 years experience
Depends: It depends on how your ankle feels. Early mobilization of ankle sprains reduces the duration of symptoms. If you are able to walk on your ankle with m... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Phillip Goebel
Emergency Medicine 18 years experience
Yes: in thin individuals pulsations can be seen just above the sternum and clavicle.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Phillip Goebel
Emergency Medicine 18 years experience
Small intestine: The vagus nerve originates from the brainstem, and the autonomic nerves originate from the lower thoracic vertebrae and upper lumbar vertebrae. These ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Phillip Goebel
Emergency Medicine 18 years experience
Possible: Condoms reduce the transmission of sexually transmitted infections, but are not perfect. You should be tested.
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Phillip Goebel
Emergency Medicine 18 years experience
Please get help: You are describing symptoms of severe depression including suicidal thoughts. Please seek help from a psychiatrist immediately. This is probably too m... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Phillip Goebel
Emergency Medicine 18 years experience
Not a lot of data: I would expect that it wouldn't be a problem, but there isn't a lot of good data on marijuana's effect on wound healing.
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Phillip Goebel
Emergency Medicine 18 years experience
Nerve impingement: You should tell your therapist and doctor about these symptoms. Also your pillow may be placing your neck in a position at night that exacerbates the ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Phillip Goebel
Emergency Medicine 18 years experience
A couple of hours: If it has not worked in a couple of hours you should either take another doe or switch to something like miralax (polyethylene glycol) in combination ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Phillip Goebel
Emergency Medicine 18 years experience
No: No not unless you ejaculated in her.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Phillip Goebel
Emergency Medicine 18 years experience
30-40 minutes : 30 to 40 minutes of moderate exercise a day will be helpful for anyone. Stair climbing is a great form of aerobic exercise.
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Phillip Goebel
Emergency Medicine 18 years experience
Scale it back: 4 times a week is probably a bit much. I would scale it back to 1-2 times per week to give your muscles a chance to adapt, so they are able to bear th... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Phillip Goebel
Emergency Medicine 18 years experience
Yes: Sexually transmitted infections including HIV can be transmitted any time you have unprotected sex. If you are concerned that you have been exposed yo... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Phillip Goebel
Emergency Medicine 18 years experience
It is possible: Usually day 14 of your cycle would be the most fertile day, but you can get pregnant on day 16.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Phillip Goebel
Emergency Medicine 18 years experience
Yes: Clostridium difficile colitis can be a recurrent and resistant infection. If your symptoms have returned you should see your doctor to be retested.
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Phillip Goebel
Emergency Medicine 18 years experience
No interactions: It should not effect either drug.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Phillip Goebel
Emergency Medicine 18 years experience
Low: Low probability of pregnancy based on timing in your cycle and having taken plan B.
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Phillip Goebel
Emergency Medicine 18 years experience
Depends: Stool, urine, ejaculate? Spilled food? All of these could cause a crusty yellow stain.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Phillip Goebel
Emergency Medicine 18 years experience
Warts?: What you are describing likely did not come from the toilet water. You should have your physician examine the bumps to determine what they are. By des... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Phillip Goebel
Emergency Medicine 18 years experience
Very little: If it is a brief exposure I wouldn't expect any effects at all.
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A member asked:
Dr. Phillip Goebel
Emergency Medicine 18 years experience
It depends: the degree of injury would depend on how much force there was in the blow and the persons health. It could range from annoying pain to death.
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Phillip Goebel
Emergency Medicine 18 years experience
Go: There is no shame in seeking help. The mental health providers will not be embarrassed or judgmental. They will be working to help you get to a better... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Phillip Goebel
Emergency Medicine 18 years experience
Right test?: There are 2 issues. First fentanyl clears from the system really quickly. Second, most drug screens do not test for fentanyl, only naturally occurring... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Phillip Goebel
Emergency Medicine 18 years experience
Obstruction : That radiologic finding is usually a result of a bowel obstruction, but can also be seen sometimes in severe diarrhea. When the bowel is blocked the s... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Phillip Goebel
Emergency Medicine 18 years experience
Normal : What you describe sounds like it is within the range of normal especially since it has been going on for years.
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Phillip Goebel
Emergency Medicine 18 years experience
Not likely: At age 18 you are likely near your maximal height, and nothing can be done to change that.
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Phillip Goebel
Emergency Medicine 18 years experience
Sometimes: It sounds like you have already had a hip replacement, and now it is infected. Sometimes infected hardware can be treated with prolonged antibiotics, ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Phillip Goebel
Emergency Medicine 18 years experience
Pregnancy calculator: Here is a helpful calculator that you can use to estimate. http://americanpregnancy.org/duringpregnancy/pregcalc.html
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A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Phillip Goebel
Emergency Medicine 18 years experience
Risk: Valium and other benzodiazepines are associated with increased risk in falling (head injury and hip fracture) in elderly patients. Elderly patients al... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Phillip Goebel
Emergency Medicine 18 years experience
Most likely yes: You are most likely feeling your epididymis , which is a normal structure involved in the storage of sperm. You should have the same structure on both... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Phillip Goebel
Emergency Medicine 18 years experience
Inflammatory acne: The pressure from your glasses has likely caused an inflammatory response similar to acne. If you can give the area some rest from the glasses and try... Read More
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Phillip Goebel
Emergency Medicine 18 years experience
Ear pain: Acetaminophen, ibuprofen, a decongestant, and nasal saline irrigation will help with middle ear problems for most people. Warm compresses sometimes he... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Phillip Goebel
Emergency Medicine 18 years experience
Rare: Problematic nicotine overdose is rare in adults, but chain smoking has substantial negative effects on long term health. Think lung cancer, emphysema,... Read More
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Aug 10, 2014
Dr Goebel is providing an excellent service to the public via Healthtap. The information he provides is accurate, understandable & makes sense. I endorse Dr. Goebel.
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Mar 30, 2015
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Goebel is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! As someone with white coat syndrome and blood pressure meds, your note was very helpful and reassuring. I have had lots of doctors, but none of them told me that before...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you. I thought zolpidem might since it is a hypnotic. Restoril is a benzo i know but hypnotic just sounds like a drug made to make you forget.
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This was very helpful. Thanks! I'm at the er now getting checked. Ekg looked good, waiting on chest xray. They gave me a shot for pain but did not help. Maybe even made it worse.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine, OR
Graduated 2005MD

Residency

San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium

Awards

Top Emergency Medicine Specialist , First Place, Utah - Summer
2014
HealthTap Founding Doctor

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