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Dr. Justin Brown

Internal Medicine
14 years experience male

About

Bio

I am a board certified Internal Medicine physician. I work primarily in the emergency department and can offer advice on a wide array of health topics. I enjoy practicing medicine and helping others gain a better perspective on their own health.

Specialties
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Internal Medicine

Licenses

United States: Florida, Texas

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

47 Answers
10 Agrees
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Justin Brown
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Tension headache: Headaches can be very complex. If this is something that has been bothering you with little relief despite Ibuprofen, Tylenol, (acetaminophen) and mu... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Justin Brown
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
GERD: If your GERD is that severe, you likely need to see a specialist. Gastroenterologists specialize in these problems and can direct you to appropriate ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Justin Brown
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Immune system: Your Immune system is a general term for your body's ability to fight infections. There are textbooks written on the subject as it is very complex bu... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Justin Brown
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Abdominal pain: Seek attention immediately. This could be a number of conditions, but one possibility is appendicitis. You need to have this condition ruled out. O... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Justin Brown
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Weight loss: You will not lose weight without changing your diet habits. Exercise is wonderful for numerous reasons but it will not help you lose weight unless yo... Read More
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Justin Brown
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Chest pain: That depends on what's causing your chest pain. If it is due to cardiac conditions, I would be very careful. Albuterol can raise your blood pressure... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Justin Brown
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Shoulder pain: This could be impingement syndrome or a rotator cuff injury. Imaging could aid in the diagnosis. You should see your primary care physician or an or... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Justin Brown
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
See doctor: Why aren't you eating or drinking? You are probably very dehydrated at this point and need urgent medical attention. Black tarry stool can be a sig... Read More
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Justin Brown
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Weight gain: The typical thought on this is that every 3500 kcal excess consumption is one pound of weight gain. So on average, if you consume 3000 kcal per day a... Read More
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Justin Brown
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Chest discomfort: Not likely. The symptoms you are describing could be cardiac related. Seek medical attention as soon as possible. GERD can cause chronic cough but... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Justin Brown
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Ovulation: Typically, ovulation occurs 12-14 days prior to your menses. There are ovulation detectors you can purchase to help if you are trying to get pregnant... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Justin Brown
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Protection: If you used a condom, assuming it wasn't broken, and the "pull out method", your chances of pregnancy are slim to none.
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Justin Brown
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Yoga benefits: Yoga may make you taller by improving your posture. This is primarily due to stretching and maintaining proper alignment of the spine. Nothing actua... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Justin Brown
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Corneal abrasion: You should see a physician as soon as possible. It is likely you have suffered a corneal abrasion. You may need antibiotic drops for this condition.... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Justin Brown
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Liver disease: Liver disease can be caused by a variety of factors, including diet, medication, alcohol, genetics, and infection (e.g. Hep C). Fatty liver disease c... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Justin Brown
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Follow up: Chest pain can be serious. If you are not comfortable with your diagnosis, by all means get a second opinion. You may want to discuss this with your... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Justin Brown
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Ovarian cyst: Ovarian cysts can be hereditary or from hormonal changes in your body. They do not directly affect your menses, so no is the answer.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Justin Brown
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Liver disease: Hepatitis C is a specific virus which is implicated in liver disease. Liver disease can be caused by a variety of factors, including diet, medication... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Justin Brown
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Not likely: Herpes tends to stick around for several days. Herpes lesions typically reoccur in the same place, form on the skin as groups of small vesicles, have... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Justin Brown
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Iron deficiency: Iron deficiency is one type of several types of anemia. Anemia generally refers to low levels of hemoglobin/hematocrit. Iron deficiency can certainl... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Justin Brown
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Hypertension: Your systolic blood pressure puts you at stage II hypertension. This should be confirmed by your doctor, but you will likely need treatment, being th... Read More
A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Justin Brown
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Need more testing: Just because your EKG was normal does not necessarily mean you have no cardiac issues. If you smoke heavily and have persistent extremity pain of unk... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Justin Brown
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Chlamydia: Yes, reinfection is possible if your partner is also carrying the disease and was not treated. Condoms greatly reduce chance of infection, but are no... Read More
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Justin Brown
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Prediabetes: A fasting glucose of 100-125 is considered prediabetes. Another test to check your average glucose over 3 months is a hemoglobin A1C. Considering yo... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Justin Brown
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Bumps: It's very difficult to say without seeing them but some possibilities are sebaceous glands/cysts or condoloma/warts. Seek medical attention to determ... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Justin Brown
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Wound care: Not necessarily. Keep the area clean with warm water and soap. The ocean is notoriously filled with bacteria though, so keep a good eye on it. If i... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Justin Brown
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Thyroid: If you always feel cold and have a low body temperature, you may need to start on a thyroid supplement. Talk to your doctor about checking your thyro... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Justin Brown
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Abdominal pain: Abdominal pain is a very broad complaint and can be difficult to get to the bottom of the cause. This could be from a variety of conditions, but you ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Justin Brown
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Red yeast rice: This supplement has shown improvement for some people. Also, fish oil supplementation is a viable option. I would discuss these medications with you... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Justin Brown
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Pregnancy: Yes, that is a possibility. You are so early at this point that it is difficult to see anything meaningful on ultrasound. A recheck in 2 weeks shoul... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Justin Brown
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
UTI: Leukocytes in urine can be normal, but is often a sign of urinary tract infections. Ketones can be present in a number of conditons, but are often pr... Read More
A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Justin Brown
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Abscess: Absolutely! Or the cyst could have become infected. You should see a physician as soon as possible to limit worsening of the condition. You may req... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Justin Brown
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Shortness of breath: Shortness of breath at rest, but improved with activity is often due to anxiety. You absolutely need to see a physician to rule out any major medical... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Justin Brown
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Core training: You need to focus on exercises which improve your core strength. Exercises that focus on abdominal, lower back, and hamstrings will benefit you the m... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Justin Brown
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Weight loss: Diet is essential for weight loss. There is a saying that you can't out exercise a bad diet. You need to basically burn more calories than you are t... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Justin Brown
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Septoplasty: I see no reason why you shouldn't be able to, but you should discuss this with your ENT. Afrin nasal spray is sometimes also used after this procedur... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Justin Brown
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Acne: Your best bet for clearing acne is developing a habit of daily facial cleansing with warm water and cleanser 3 times per day. A good skin cleanser is... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Justin Brown
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Pharyngitis: It sounds like you have an infection of the pharynx. You should be tested for strep throat, which requires antibiotics for treatment. A good physica... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Justin Brown
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Premature: SSRI's can be used off label in males with premature ejaculation. Delayed ejaculation is a side effect of these medications which you might want to d... Read More
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Justin Brown
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Dizziness: Dizziness is a frequent complaint, however there are many potential causes. Medications you are on such as Lexapro (escitalopram) may cause such symp... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Justin Brown
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
It depends: What kind of medication is it? There are various side effects to different medications. One commonly seen side effect of "dry inhalers" containing s... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Justin Brown
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Cholesterol: Cholesterol goals differ depending on your risk factors. If you have coronary artery disease or other high risk co-morbidities like diabetes and hype... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Justin Brown
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Hemorrhoids: Yes, hemorrhoids can regress with no treatment. Although, they do tend to reoccur once you have them. Hemorrhoids are also somewhat common in pregna... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Justin Brown
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Bulemia: Bad idea! Evidence shows this does not help for weight loss and will cause a number of other health problems, including tooth decay and erosion of es... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Justin Brown
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Weight loss: You will not lose weight without changing your diet habits. Exercise is wonderful for numerous reasons but it will not help you lose weight unless yo... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Justin Brown
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Lung infection: Depending on the extent and cause of the infection will determine if there was actual damage done. There is low likelihood that you will have long la... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Justin Brown
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Fever and body aches: Tylenol (acetaminophen) and Ibuprofen are equally effective for reducing fever. Ibuprofen has anti-inflammatory properties as well which can be benef... Read More

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Dr. Brown is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Brown is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your quick reply made me feel good! Thanks for your quick response I am gonna call my doctor real soon.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! It was a weird question. Just trying to get the big picture. Thank you
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This saved my life, Thank You! Thank you so much I greatly appreciate your help

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Touro University Nevada College of Osteopathic Medicine, NV
Graduated 2008MD

Residency

BAY AREA MED CTR
Completed 2011

Awards

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