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Dr. Michael Pakdaman

General Practice
CA
13 years experience male

Locations

Office

CA

Address

22287 Mulholland Hwy, #269, CA, US
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
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Insurances accepted

Family Care

About

Bio

I graduated from UCLA studying "Cynbernetics", the study of systems. I completed my medical training at McGill University and then went on to spend a year at Harvard as a research fellow in otology (ear disorders). I then completed two years of residency training in Ear, Nose, and Throat surgery in Texas and am now changing specialties to Radiology. I am here to help answer questions you may have that relate to ENT or general medical questions. I look forward to hearing from you!

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General Practice

Licenses

United States: California

Doctor Q&A

68 Answers
15 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Pakdaman
General Practice 13 years experience
Period duration: The time between periods can be highly variable among women, with diet, age, stress, weight, and physical activity all playing a role. There is no har... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Michael Pakdaman
General Practice 13 years experience
Semen Composition: Semen consists of not only sperm but also several other materials called seminal plasma that keeps the sperm alive. Sperm that do not end up fertilizi... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Pakdaman
General Practice 13 years experience
Oral petechiae: this could be "petechiae" which are microscopic areas of bleeding. Petechiae are usually caused by trauma, infection, bleeding abnormalities, and ofte... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Pakdaman
General Practice 13 years experience
Gall Stones: Fatty liver is a benign condition usually related to diet, however if it worsens it can become a condition called steatohepatitis. Watch your diet and... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Pakdaman
General Practice 13 years experience
Herpes vs. HPV: Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) and Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) are viral infections that cause skin lesions. Herpes can appear on the mouth as cold sores ... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Pakdaman
General Practice 13 years experience
Ignore: Avoid sun exposure, wear sunscreen, massage the scar gently on a regular basis.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Pakdaman
General Practice 13 years experience
Ignore: DO: wear sunscreen DO: gentle massage DO NOT: peel the scab DO NOT: scratch the scar excessively.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Pakdaman
General Practice 13 years experience
Circumcision: Surgical incisions may take up to a week to heal. Given the nature of the skin around the glans penis, there could be a small patch of skin that is "n... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Pakdaman
General Practice 13 years experience
Ignore: Got a bad scar, here's some tricks: keep it clean, keep it covered, and DO NOT PICK!
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Pakdaman
General Practice 13 years experience
Possibly reflux: Common symptoms of acid reflux include hearburn (burning feeling in the chest), bloating, as well as throat symptoms (hoarse voice, feeling like you h... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Pakdaman
General Practice 13 years experience
Pregnancy: It really depends on the complications that you had during previous pregnancies. This is best to be discussed with your obstetrician as the specific r... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Michael Pakdaman
General Practice 13 years experience
Nail Hematoma: Hi Bonnie, It depends on the size of the hematoma. A small hematoma can be managed with "pressure dressing" (tight bandaid with maybe some gauze unde... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Pakdaman
General Practice 13 years experience
Allergy?: Comon causes of itching/burning lips include allergies (most common) as well as insect bites/stings and burns from chemicals. Are you wearing a new li... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Pakdaman
General Practice 13 years experience
Thyroid & weight: The most important goal is to get the thyroid function under control. There are many people with thyroid disease that have normal thyroid function (no... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Pakdaman
General Practice 13 years experience
Pressure changes: Depending on how deep you are swimming, small changes in middle ear pressure can occur. It could also be that water gets stuck in your ear canal. For ... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Pakdaman
General Practice 13 years experience
Ignore: Describe how the initial injury occurred, when scar started to form, and any changes to the scar.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Pakdaman
General Practice 13 years experience
Conception & Period: When your period begins, your uterus is in a state that is incompatible with housing a fetus. The period between your period and ovulation (when you'r... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Pakdaman
General Practice 13 years experience
Lab test variability: The upper and lower normal ranges for lab tests are determined by how far the value is from average, so 5% of people will be abnormal" in any particul... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Pakdaman
General Practice 13 years experience
Lymphadenopathy: Usually swollen lymph nodes happen in reaction to a cold. If they persist and do not shrink over time after the cold is gone then you need to see your... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Pakdaman
General Practice 13 years experience
Myoglobin: Commonly used acute phase reactants include: ESR (erythrocyte sediment rate), fibrinogen, C-reactive proteing, and ferritin. With regard to myoglob... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Pakdaman
General Practice 13 years experience
Yes, but unlikely: Heterochromia is a condition affecting skin pigmentation and this can also involve the iris (heterochromia iridis). Complete heterochromia itself is v... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Pakdaman
General Practice 13 years experience
Rule of 30's: In general, your body is designed to withstand up to a 70-80% loss in function in many circumstances. For example, an artery can be clogged 70% before... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Pakdaman
General Practice 13 years experience
Airway issues: There are a large number of conditions that can cause changes in your throat and difficulty swallowing. However if you are having breathing difficulty... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Michael Pakdaman
General Practice 13 years experience
GERD: There are two types of acid reflux: 1) Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is when acid refluxes from the stomach to the esophagus. Symptoms incl... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Michael Pakdaman
General Practice 13 years experience
Gabapentin/Neurontin: Gabapentin is a medication often prescribed for seizures and neuropathic pain. The half life for elimination in the ueine is 5 to 7 hours, regardless ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Pakdaman
General Practice 13 years experience
BPPV: Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo is caused by abnormal fluid flow in the inner ear. There is a procedure called the Epley Manuver. Many physical t... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Pakdaman
General Practice 13 years experience
MRI Findings: On a conventional MRI it may be difficult to differentiate between a metastasis and other types of inflammation. There are certain patterns that sugge... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Pakdaman
General Practice 13 years experience
TMJ Solutions: The conventional treatment options include anti-inflammatory medications. Other lifestyle changes that can help include eating more soft foods like ma... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Pakdaman
General Practice 13 years experience
Vitamin D, Intestine: While Vitamin D deficiency has been linked to gastrointestinal diseases such as ulcerative colitis, the exact mechanism is not clear and it is not cer... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Pakdaman
General Practice 13 years experience
Period Duration: Menstruation duration can be variable even within the same individual. Factors affecting duration of period include diet, weight, sexual activity, str... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Pakdaman
General Practice 13 years experience
Clotting Factors: Clotting factors factors are like puzzle pieces and all are required, in addition to functional platelets, to control bleeding. Factor V, or F5 defici... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Pakdaman
General Practice 13 years experience
Scrotal itching: Common non-STD causes of scrotal itching include eczema, psoriasis, jock itch (tinea cruris), candida (fungal) infection. If you have any eczema and p... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Pakdaman
General Practice 13 years experience
Probably not: Tetanus is a common vaccination given during childhood and as "boosters" every 10 years. It protects against Clostridium tetani injection, which can c... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Pakdaman
General Practice 13 years experience
Time will heal: This could be a cold sore, but it is more likely a fever blister or an aphthous ulcer, which can occur due to light trauma like biting your lip. The b... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Pakdaman
General Practice 13 years experience
Anucort: Anucort is a steroid medication (hydrocortisone) used to for itching and swelling associated with hemorrhoids. When applied as a cream 2-3 times daily... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Pakdaman
General Practice 13 years experience
Swollen lymph node: This is likely a swollen lymph node in reaction to the recent dental procedure, especially if it's on the same side of the neck as where you had the d... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Pakdaman
General Practice 13 years experience
Latisse (bimatoprost): Common causes of eyelashes falling out include immune-related hair loss, allergy to mascara, thyroid conditions, or, most commonly, natural eyelash lo... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Pakdaman
General Practice 13 years experience
Bleeding & periods: There are many causes of vaginal other than your period. Also, people can have residual bleeding even after the period is over. If this irregular patt... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Pakdaman
General Practice 13 years experience
Treating fatty liver: The best treatment for fatty liver disease is to improve the diet and avoid alcohol consumption. Reducing the amount of saturated fats and high fructo... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Pakdaman
General Practice 13 years experience
Short Cervix: The cervix is the passage way where the baby travels from the uterus to the vagina when being delivered. The longer the cervix, the longer the baby ha... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Pakdaman
General Practice 13 years experience
Your BMI: The Body Mass I DES (BMI) is a mathematical calculation based on your height and weight only. Your BMI is 26.7. The "normal" range for BMI is 18.5 to... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Pakdaman
General Practice 13 years experience
Vaginal Ultrasound: Ultrasounds uses sound waves to look at your internal anatomy. There is no radiation exposure and that's why they are used on pregnant women. A transv... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Pakdaman
General Practice 13 years experience
Bacterial Vaginosis: Gardnerella Vaginalis is the organism involved in bacterial vaginosis. There is a possibility your partner may have it as well and I recommend having ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Michael Pakdaman
General Practice 13 years experience
Tympanic Membrane: Hi Charles, It seems that the debrox solution is leaking from your external ear canal into your middle ear, at which point it is draining through y... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Pakdaman
General Practice 13 years experience
Muscular Pain: A sneeze can be a quite a forceful phenomenon and yes, it can cause muscle strains and possibly even tears (rarely) depending on the strength of the s... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Pakdaman
General Practice 13 years experience
Surgical Wounds: Generally it is recommended not to submerge fresh wounds in water for 2-4 weeks, however it is generally ok to shower. I recommend you consult your th... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Pakdaman
General Practice 13 years experience
Diabetes diagnosis: The Hemoglobin A1C test (HbA1c) is a measurement that captures your average glucose over the past 3 months. There is no official "set point" for diagn... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Pakdaman
General Practice 13 years experience
Hemorrhoids?: Pain near the anus can be caused by external hemorrhoids or anal fissures. It can also be caused by pimples (like the ones on your face) or folliculit... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Michael Pakdaman
General Practice 13 years experience
Vaginal bleeding: Vaginal bleeding can be caused by a number of processes, both normal and abnormal. If the blood is dark, it could be leftover blood from your period. ... Read More

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Aug 12, 2014
knowledgeable Practitioner, highly recommended.
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Pakdaman is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Pakdaman is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/834530. I'm concerned coz I had the D&C right before FET for this pregnancy.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! No swelling/probs with toes. Will book a visit to see doctor. Thanks
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thanks

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

McGill University Faculty of Medicine, QC
Graduated 2009MD

Residency

Univeristy of Texas
Completed 2012

Awards

Best Original Scientific Researcn - 2nd Place - Scripps Conference
Top General Practitioner, Second Place, California - Spring
2015
HealthTap Founding Doctor

Affiliations

David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA
Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California
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