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Dr. Colette Wiseman

Internal Medicine
CA
15 years experience female

About

Bio

I am an ER physician working in Los Angeles with 8 years of experience. I have 2 young children and enjoy outdoors activities such as hiking and mountaineering in my free time.

Specialties
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Internal Medicine

Emergency Medicine

Licenses

United States: California

Doctor Q&A

36 Answers
7 Agrees
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Colette Wiseman
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Allergies?: A cold usually lasts only a few days so this sounds more like allergies, especially with the watery eyes. Effective allergy medicines include Clariti... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Colette Wiseman
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Acne or shingles: It could be acne, or hypersensitivity dermatitis (a skin reaction to something). It could also be shingles if it's all on one side. Shingles is usuall... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Colette Wiseman
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Spotting: This is called spotting. It is important to take a pregnancy test if you have irregular bleeding. Other causes are hormonal fluctuations, early menopa... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Colette Wiseman
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Self-care: Rest, avoid physical exertion, drink plenty of fluids (2 liters per day). Cold medicines such as nyquill and Dayquil may help with the symptoms but ... Read More
A 73-year-old male asked:
Dr. Colette Wiseman
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
6 months: most studies look at outcomes at 6 months although you could see a benefit earlier. However, you should be aware that these types of medication only c... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Colette Wiseman
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
2 cups of coffee: Everyone is different and some people may have side effects from smaller amounts, or be able to tolerate larger amounts. Here is a helpful article fr... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Colette Wiseman
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Yes: Wait 30 minutes to allow the antibiotic to absorb before applying sunscreen. If skin is broken do not apply sunscreen as it may cause irritation.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Colette Wiseman
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Yes: It could be a virus or something more serious. She should call her doctors office or go to an urgent care or ER.
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Colette Wiseman
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Yes: Eating stimulates "peristalsis" which means the intestines are moving food along. If you have stool near the end of the intestinal tract, you will hav... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Colette Wiseman
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Need more informatio: Do you mean bad circulation? What kind of symptoms are you having? This can be a complicated problem and you will need to be tested for high blood p... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Colette Wiseman
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Stay hydrated: It may not always be possible to prevent these symptoms. Drinking plenty of fluids, eating small, frequent meals and getting plenty of rest may help m... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Colette Wiseman
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Similar ingredients: Both drinks contain artificial sweeteners, artificial colors and high acid. There are some studies that suggest (although not proven) a link between a... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Colette Wiseman
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Infection: This sounds like an infection, either of the skin or of the urethra. You should go to see a doctor as soon as possible to get further evaluated.
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Colette Wiseman
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Possible: If she had unprotected sex and an irregular period then she should take a pregnancy test.
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Colette Wiseman
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Kidney infection: This sounds like a kidney infection, or pyelonephritis. The infection may not have been totally treated by the antibiotics and it has progressed up to... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Colette Wiseman
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Seborrheic dermatiti: Skin conditions are very difficult to diagnose without a picture. However, this could be either severe acne or seborrheic dermatitis. See your doctor ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Colette Wiseman
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Uti?: You should get tested for a uti. Also if you have been through child birth recently your muscles may be week and you should work on strengthening them... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Colette Wiseman
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Normal: This sounds like a normal variation. If you feel cold or hot excessively you should get your thyroid checked.
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Colette Wiseman
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Common cold: The common cold is a virus which is transmitted by small particles from coughing or sneezing.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Colette Wiseman
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Ibuprofen is ok: Ibuprofen can cause stomach irritation or bleeding, especially if you take it frequently or on an empty stomach. However the gallbladder is a separate... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Colette Wiseman
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Unlikely: Blood clots usually form in the legs and rarely travel to the lungs. It is possible but even more rare to have a blood clot in the brain. To reduce y... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Colette Wiseman
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Could be broken: pain this long after a fall might mean you broke a bone and it did not heal well, or that you had a bad sprain that is not healing. Talk to your docto... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Colette Wiseman
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Please clarify: Herbesser is the name for diltiazem, a cardiac medication, from countries outside the US. This can be used for blood pressure or irregular heart rates... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Colette Wiseman
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Yes: Babies can be delivered vaginally even over 10 lbs. Some larger babies may cause difficulty with delivery however. Do not rely on the estimated size t... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Colette Wiseman
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Get a biopsy: This needs a biopsy. The most serious possibility is lymphoma. Go to your doctor asap.
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Colette Wiseman
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Try eyedrops: It could be allergies to something at that particular location, or dry air. You could try some lubricating eye drops, or anti-allergy eyedrops (such ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Colette Wiseman
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Unlikely.: Signs of lung cancer are weight loss, coughing up blood, chronic cough, and shortness of breath. Smoking generally increases risk for lung cancer ma... Read More
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Colette Wiseman
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Bronchitis: Or possibly pneumonia. It's also possible it's a virus like a cold, but given the severity of the cough you should get checked by a doctor ASAP. They... Read More
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Colette Wiseman
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
No: usually drug screens check for opiates, benzodiazepines, marijuana, and amphetamines.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Colette Wiseman
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Get checked: any acute abdominal pain should be evaluated by a doctor. One possible cause is a urinary tract infection that could be moving up to your kidney. This... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Colette Wiseman
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Boil (abscess): I think you are asking if there is a benefit to catching it early, meaning before it gets big? If you have something that feels sore like a pimple, u... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Colette Wiseman
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Yes: one dose of benadryl (diphenhydramine) at night (25mg) is safe. However use it only when absolutely necessary. Antihistamine overdose can make you deh... Read More
A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Colette Wiseman
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Yes: Polyps are internal so you would not be able to see them. Hemorrhoids are usually external (although they can be silghtly inside the rectum). If y... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Colette Wiseman
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
See a doctor: Severe abdominal pain should be checked by a doctor immediately. Possible causes are ectopic pregnancy, appendicitis, bowel obstruction, or many other... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Colette Wiseman
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
No: Johnson baby lotion is just a mild, scented lotion and not particularly helpful for acne. A mild soap and acne medication containing salicylic acid is... Read More
A 64-year-old male asked:
Dr. Colette Wiseman
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Iron might help: If you mean hemoglobin then it depends on the cause - why is it low? Blood loss, blood destruction and decreased blood cell production are the three c... Read More

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Wiseman is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Wiseman is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Apr 1, 2015
Dr. Wiseman is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower3
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thanks. Tried to get to see the doctor but they can't see me until friday. Typical that it's hurting more than usual after long w/end stood at Work.
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Your answer was very helpful! Thanks :) TYVM.Hopefully I can help my daughter be the"Mom"I know she can be.GB.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you is shingle make your stomach hurt to

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, IL
Graduated 2007MD

Residency

UCLA
Completed 2012

Awards

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Affiliations

American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP)
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