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Dr. Erik Voogd

Pain Management
San Diego, CA
20 years experience male

Locations

Naval Medical Center San Diego

San Diego, CA

Address

34800 Bob Wilson Dr, San Diego, CA, US
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My office hours

Thursday: 7:00am - 4:00pm
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Insurances accepted

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About

Bio

Commander Erik P. Voogd is a graduate of the F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. He completed residency training in Anesthesiology and additional Fellowship training in Pain Medicine at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth (NMCP). He is currently a staff anesthesiologist and pain physician at Naval Medical Center San Diego. He is certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology in Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine and is licensed to practice medicine in the state of California. Previously, CDR Voogd served as a Nuclear-Qualified Machinist Mate on the guided-missile cruiser U.S.S. Texas CGN-39 performing 2 deployments for counter-narcotics operations, RIMPAC 1990, and as the flagship of mine countermeasure group 5 in the northern Arabian Gulf during Desert Storm. Later he became a Hospital Corpsman with the USMC achieving the rank of HM1 (E-6) before completing his undergraduate degree in Molecular and Cellular Biology and being selected for medical school. After medical school he attended flight school to become a flight surgeon and after his graduation in Pensacola, Florida he was in Iraq with his USMC squadron involved in major combat operations in southern Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom I (OIF I) in 2003 returning again in 2004 and 2005 for OIF II & III. After completion of his residency training he completed a staff tour as an anesthesiologist and the Chief of the Medical Staff at Naval Hospital Guantanamo Bay, Cuba before returning to complete his Fellowship in Pain Medicine and performing another staff tour at NMCP. In 2013 Dr. Voogd deployed with the U.S. Army as an Individual Augmentee to the Combined JointSpecial Operations Taskforce Afghanistan (3rd Special Forces Group) as an Anesthesiologist and Intensivist as part of a small Forward Surgical Element designed to provide 'life and limb-saving surgery' in an austere environment in a remote outpost in Northeastern Afghanistan.

Specialties
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Pain Management

Aerospace Medicine

Anesthesiology

Licenses

United States: Michigan

Doctor Q&A

121 Answers
40 Agrees
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Erik Voogd
Pain Management 20 years experience
Cover it: Keep it as clean as you can. Use clean dry non-stick dressings when wearing footwear or walking. Allow exposure to air otherwise as much as possible ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Erik Voogd
Pain Management 20 years experience
Yes you can: However, just to clarify: Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) in a heavily sedating mild muscle relaxant and Tramadol is a mild synthetic opioid pain reli... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Erik Voogd
Pain Management 20 years experience
Very Low Risk: Since the only data available on transmission from nipple to oral route of HIV transmission is derived from studies looking at breast-feeding babies w... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Erik Voogd
Pain Management 20 years experience
Lengthy menses: A 'normal' period typically lasts 3-9 days. However, one can continue longer under otherwise unconcerning conditions. However, an incomplete spontan... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Erik Voogd
Pain Management 20 years experience
Possibly: Referred pain to the throat is commonly found with inner or external ear infections or irritations. If these antibiotics were prescribed for you by a... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Erik Voogd
Pain Management 20 years experience
Nope. Should be fine: No. But obviously she should quit the meth.
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Erik Voogd
Pain Management 20 years experience
Most likely.: While federal regulations prohibit me from recommending the use of schedule I medications such as cannabis I can tell you that there is overwhelmingly... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Erik Voogd
Pain Management 20 years experience
Probably Not: It sounds like you are just having some pretty intense kissing sessions. :) I wouldn't worry overly much. If they are sore consider shortening how lon... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Erik Voogd
Pain Management 20 years experience
If it works: If B12 works stick with it. But consider other antidepressants as well. If you have good advice from your docs to try other meds go for it otherwise s... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Erik Voogd
Pain Management 20 years experience
Could be perception?: As it numbs the posterior pharanx it may give you the false impression that you cannot get enough air. If instead, you find that you are straining fo... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Erik Voogd
Pain Management 20 years experience
Posteriorauricular n: This nerve can be irritated by bone or muscle spasm and can be aided by heat or massage.
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Erik Voogd
Pain Management 20 years experience
It can be reduced: No but the frequency of shingles can significantly be reduced: Zostavax was 64% effective for those age 60-69 years, 41% effective for those ages 70-7... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Erik Voogd
Pain Management 20 years experience
Unlikely: You are very unlikely to find that ghee will increase your cholesterol levels with consumption. Enjoy. :)
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Erik Voogd
Pain Management 20 years experience
Only one: True Lorcet (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) is only available in 10mg Hydrocodone and 650mg acetaminophen.
A female asked:
Dr. Erik Voogd
Pain Management 20 years experience
Not usually: Although it would be helpful to have more information about your age and past medical history I can say that typically slight cramping and spotting a ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Erik Voogd
Pain Management 20 years experience
Should be fine: You didn't list any other medications so just those two medications should be fine together.
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Erik Voogd
Pain Management 20 years experience
Get re-evaluated: See a Primary Care provider and explain your symptoms to them. Depending on the location of the injury they may order additional imaging tests to get ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Erik Voogd
Pain Management 20 years experience
Pregnant?: Early pregnancy could explain all of these symptoms. I would see a primary care provider for examination and testing for this.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Erik Voogd
Pain Management 20 years experience
Very Low: Multiple Sclerosis is an autoimmune disease where your immune system attacks the insulation around myelinated nerves. A characteristic finding on MRI ... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Erik Voogd
Pain Management 20 years experience
Food intolerance: Depending on how long this has been going on and what foods you have been consuming your symptoms are very consistent with a food intolerance. Common... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Erik Voogd
Pain Management 20 years experience
Joys of Pregnancy: Your body is going through massive hormonal changes and putting a great deal of energy into growing a child within. So yes, being very tired through ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Erik Voogd
Pain Management 20 years experience
UTI prophylaxis: Nitrofurantoin Rxd for you to take before and after intercourse is mostly likely most likely is because you had been having recurrent UTIs after inter... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Erik Voogd
Pain Management 20 years experience
Depends: If it makes you sleepy take it soon after rising and just an hour or so before going to sleep. This medication can have paradoxical energizing vs. sed... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Erik Voogd
Pain Management 20 years experience
Depends: If you actually do have a small abcess it isn't unusual for it to shrink but not resolve with just antibiotics. Often it has to be lanced (cut open) ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Erik Voogd
Pain Management 20 years experience
Depends...: Inpatient: Morphine, Diaudid, Fentanyl... Outpatient: NSAIDs, Tylenol, (acetaminophen) oral opioids.
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Erik Voogd
Pain Management 20 years experience
Urine test results: Cloudy urine can mean elevated protein, white blood cells, or just normal sloughing of urinary tract cells as well as mucus. Since there was no evide... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Erik Voogd
Pain Management 20 years experience
Mononucleosis: Mononucleosis is incredibly common and exceptionally easily transmitted from person to person regardless of whether or not they appear "clean" and asy... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Erik Voogd
Pain Management 20 years experience
Mucocoele: A mucocoele, is a fluid-filled swelling that occurs on the lip or the mouth. These occur where mucus is produced in goblet cells lining the mouth and ... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Erik Voogd
Pain Management 20 years experience
Cancer Prognosis: As you haven't specified the type of cancer I really couldn't even begin to give you a reasonable estimate of survival time. Even with it I would sti... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Erik Voogd
Pain Management 20 years experience
A douche instead: It will simply flush the contents of your vagina out if it just contains a hypertonic saline solution although it might cause very mild irritation. Ov... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Erik Voogd
Pain Management 20 years experience
Forearm pressure: If it has only been there for a short time muscle tightness from use could give this sensation. Alternatively, if it has been there for a long time y... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Erik Voogd
Pain Management 20 years experience
Decreased pain: It is an NSAID that decreases pain from degenerative joint diseases including inflammatory arthritis as well as osteoarthritis. Any pain that is infl... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Erik Voogd
Pain Management 20 years experience
You should be fine: Not everyone gets their period every 28 days. Don't worry overly much if you get yours more or less often than this. Most women do NOT get theirs like... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Erik Voogd
Pain Management 20 years experience
Probably nothing: However, you should be screened for malignant melanoma just because it is ALWAYS a risk.
A female asked:
Dr. Erik Voogd
Pain Management 20 years experience
They are both good: The celebrex (celecoxib) is more selective for cox-2 and thus less likely to cause problems with bleeding and gastritis but both should be just as eff... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Erik Voogd
Pain Management 20 years experience
No but it does happe: Particularly if you have a history of migraines you may find that by the time you wake in the morning you are experiencing withdrawal headaches from t... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Erik Voogd
Pain Management 20 years experience
Then it likely is...: Absolutely! Your symptoms are VERY common amongst my FBS suffers. It is a complex syndrome that likely has multiple causes with similar presentation. ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Erik Voogd
Pain Management 20 years experience
May be Epididymitis: As you are a male under 35 years old you could have any of a number of different infectious agents including Chlamydia trachomatis or Neisseria gonorr... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Erik Voogd
Pain Management 20 years experience
Depilitation: These are likely due to ingrown hairs/irritation from shaving to the skin level. Cheapest option would be use an electric shaver with a guard to allo... Read More
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Erik Voogd
Pain Management 20 years experience
E-cig vs. cigarettes: E-cigarettes do not contain as many of the toxic substances than regular cigarettes and a such are 'safer'. However, they still contain nicotine whic... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Erik Voogd
Pain Management 20 years experience
Many possibilities: We don't understand why people get headaches. Many things can cause them including dehydration, high blood pressure, influenza, common colds, and oth... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Erik Voogd
Pain Management 20 years experience
How to stop menses: To "stop" menses or periods you could have daily use of an oral contraceptive pill, vaginal ring contraceptive (Nuvaring), transdermal contraceptive p... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Erik Voogd
Pain Management 20 years experience
Either: 10cm is rather large and more difficult to remove with laparoscopic methods rather than open. However, depending on the surgeon they may feel that the... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Erik Voogd
Pain Management 20 years experience
Try Benadryl (diphenhydramine) in 3 mo: Most likely the standard 1.5mg patch commercially available is too much for the average weight of a 21 month old and the only recommended medication e... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Erik Voogd
Pain Management 20 years experience
Certainly: There are treatments (cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness, and desensitization) that a licensed clinical social worker or psychologist could wor... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Erik Voogd
Pain Management 20 years experience
X-Rays: A severe sprain of the UCL could result in an avulsion fracture at the base of the thumb. Untreated this can become permanent and result in the loss ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Erik Voogd
Pain Management 20 years experience
Likely not necessary: Unless you have a severe fungal infection of your feet or genitals it shouldn't be a problem to use the washcloth more than once and between different... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Erik Voogd
Pain Management 20 years experience
Migraine: Because it commonly helps with migraine headaches by improving constriction of blood vessels in the brains of migraine sufferers.
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Erik Voogd
Pain Management 20 years experience
Neuralgias: Usually these are minor irritations of nerve roots that can have vitamin B12 deficiency, alcohol overuse, and or diabetes as some of the worrisome cau... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Erik Voogd
Pain Management 20 years experience
Possibly: Try keeping the area as dry as possible. This is often caused by the area being moist and occluded. Wear skirts without underwear, applying drying po... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Voogd is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Voogd is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! She has non small cell lung cancer. This is about my mother who is 87. She in palliative care. The doctor said there is no way she can go home.
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you sir my thigh hurt alot when i stand up for a long time i thought it was a blood clot
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Your answer was very helpful! Thanks :) Thank you so much for taking time to answer my question.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

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Medical/Graduate school

Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine, MD
Graduated 2001MD

Residency

Naval Medical Center Portsmouth
Completed 2010

Awards

Top Pain Management Specialist , Third Place, California - Fall
2014

Affiliations

American Society Of Interventional Pain Physicians
North American Neuromodulation Society
American Society of Anesthesiology
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