Doctor Q&A for Dr. Mark Roberto

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Dr. Mark Roberto
40 years experience Preventive Medicine
Need Further Workup?: Options based on co-morbidities, ie: CAD/DM/CKD, etc. Increase to 100mg Metoprolol, add Amlodipine 5mg also. Since Stage III HTN w/ high risk for CVA/ ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Roberto
40 years experience Preventive Medicine
Yes: High Ferritin can sometimes indicate inflammation, but the combination of high ferritin and diabetes could indicate the presence of Hemochromatosis (g ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Roberto
40 years experience Preventive Medicine
Technically, Yes: Either/both viruses have a 'latent' phase, where infection is occurring, but you are not yet symptomatic and no liver injury is occurring. Also, eithe ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Roberto
40 years experience Preventive Medicine
Protein: Great question! Always eat a good breakfast, or you'll 'hit the wall' late AM; your body will use stored sugar til then, but we don't store much sugar ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Roberto
40 years experience Preventive Medicine
Panic Attack: Your claustrophobia (fear of being in a small or close/d space) let to an anxiety or panic attack. Panic attacks can have symptoms such as shortness o ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Roberto
40 years experience Preventive Medicine
Kidney or Sepsis: You could simply be having a reaction to the AB. Pyelonephritis (Kidney) is usually assoc w/ severe flank (not low back) pain, high fever, as well as ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Mark Roberto
40 years experience Preventive Medicine
Probably Bad GB: Why did you have the HIDA- I assume pain or nausea, bloating, dyspepsia after meals? Normal EF is 33-40% or more. If EF 20%, but not symptomatic and n ... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Roberto
40 years experience Preventive Medicine
Definitely: Hypothyroidism will cause all of these metabolic problems. It commonly causes HyperCholesterolemia, and will cause your liver enzymes to elevate becau ... Read More
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A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Roberto
40 years experience Preventive Medicine
No: Your risk of progressing to MM is 1 percent per year. You FP/Internist should be able to follow you appropriately- but be sure it gets followed yearly ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Roberto
40 years experience Preventive Medicine
Should work: Not everybody who gets the vaccine develops immunity to the Hepatitis B Virus, but that is rather uncommon. It is a series of 3 injections, be sure to ... Read More
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