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Dr. Laura Martin

Family Medicine
syracuse, NY
33 years experience female

Locations

Office

Syracuse, NY

Address

1304 Buckley Road, Syracuse, NY
Directions

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Fax

(315) 671-5791

MYCARE

syracuse, NY

About

Bio

I am a board certified family practice doctor in central NY, also certified in addiction and a prescriber of suboxone, as well as vivitrol and other treatments. I have been in practice 25 years and hope to bring good health closer to everyone, without the barriers of finance and distance

Specialties
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Family Medicine

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

61 Answers
43 Agrees
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Martin
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Yes: usually first vision and heartbeat at 6 weeks or so although there might be some swelling in the lining
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Laura Martin
Family Medicine 33 years experience
?normal: many people just dont fall in the normal range of tests, you have ha a lot of tests, might just be you. I would likely just start to follow it over t... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Martin
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Relax: Keep your appointment. That much said, there are many places that hemangiomas appear, rarely have any consequence on the body if that what it really ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Martin
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Yes: low progesterone levels can affect all phases of cycle, but in fertility can affect the ability to ovulate, but not always prevent it, change your bod... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Martin
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Limit caffeine: caffeine when used regularly in high doses can cause low birth weight. Not a good idea for high dose energy drinks or large caffeine dose of any typ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Laura Martin
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Unknown: a lump not growing is not likely a tumor, though should be watched. Could be scar tissue. Fertility can only be evaluated by a sperm count and if no... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Martin
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Need labs: if an ultrasound wont tell you info, a lab test can help.. your HCG level in pregnancy should double every 2 days. a couple of levels will tell you i... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Martin
Family Medicine 33 years experience
There will be some: discuss this with your doctor. There will always be some discomfort of a procedure unless you are sedated. This adds risk to you and often expense. ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Laura Martin
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Yes: Picture someone grabbing and twisting your testicles until they have no blood supply. Always painful, always. eventually swelling, but first pain.
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Laura Martin
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Not yet: Need more information, looks like blood work was ok month ago, the 5 wasn't a blood glucose, maybe an A1C? glucose should be 70-100. A1C 4-6. your... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Martin
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Yes: there are ways with prescription medication to stop it, and sometimes then it doesn't recur. Spotting however is a side effect and in some it never g... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Laura Martin
Family Medicine 33 years experience
You can help: antibiotic resistance is growing, we can increase doses to overcome at times, or change medications. The real danger is taking medication when not ne... Read More
A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Laura Martin
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Yes: many other things factor in, how you sleep with alcohol in your system, your blood pressure rises and many other things happen you may more sensitive ... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Laura Martin
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Needs to seek help: It sounds like she is affected by a condition that is very damaging to family, social and potentially coworker interaction. She should see someone to... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Martin
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Normal: There are many sensations during pregnancy, this may be even braxton hicks contractions. Practice contractions in the uterus. Always keep your OB ... Read More
A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Laura Martin
Family Medicine 33 years experience
No: Your clearance is slightly low can be affected by things such as hydration. Have another test done in the future, one test never tells everything. T... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Martin
Family Medicine 33 years experience
It might: If the uterine lining was the cause it will not, if it wasnt the cause the it will and you need more intervention. Stay in good touch with your docto... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Martin
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Not likely: pregnancy happens during ovulation which happens 14 days before the onset of the next period, the first half of the cycle can be any length. If you ha... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Laura Martin
Family Medicine 33 years experience
You get sick: good bacteria are always in your colon making digestion better, bad bacteria when too many make you very ill
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Martin
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Infection: Green means white cells are present trying to fight off an infection. It could be viral or bacterial. After 6 days and with fever I would see a docto... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Laura Martin
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Muscle spasms: spasms can pinch on the tiny nerves that go to the skin. Areas of stress like upper back can feel that way. The answer is stretching, massage or phy... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Martin
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Hormones: Many people feel differently, your body reacts to hormone changes, you are sensitive enough to feel
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laura Martin
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Try not to biopsy: usually look at image, wait to see if it grows or changes, and biopsy if persistent or suspicious. you don't want to biopsy everything, but don't want... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Laura Martin
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Yes: This is common, if it is a persistent or pus like discharge throughout the day may need testing for disease
A male asked:
Dr. Laura Martin
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Yes: it can get worse,better or stay the same. Everyone does not need medication but everyone could use a discussion to understand what is going on and to... Read More
A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Laura Martin
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Its important: any sto0l change at 49 likely needs a stool test for things like giardia, or other bacteria, and a colonoscopy. look to dietary changes, and medicatio... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Martin
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Yes: all amenorrhea means is missed period. so yes. can be from pregnancy, normal missed period, thyroid, underweight, lots of reasons. stress is a biggi... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Laura Martin
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Stretch and strength: gentle stretching, anti-inflammatory, ice for first 2 days then heat. There are back strengthening exercises on line, or can ask for a physical thera... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Martin
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Yes: nerves are involved when numbness is there. Can be at the level of the wrist, carpal tunnel, at the area of the elbow, the shoulder, or neck ( such a... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Martin
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Unlikely: At 52, I would need to investigate reasons for slow heart rate, need blood work, ekg, and holter monitor. Could be a heart block, medication reaction... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Martin
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Need to see Dr: If you had a procedure to get rid of the cells, like a cryosurgery the discharge could be from that and will be self limited, if there was no procedur... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Martin
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Home remedies: at home for infection you can soak your feet in warm not hot water, topical antibiotic cream, exposure to air, elevate if swollen. See someone if inc... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Martin
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Need tests: could be all because of stress but I would at least do a pregnancy test and more testing if symptoms remain
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Laura Martin
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Be careful: A spinal cord stimulator could be great, or a nightmare. Take note if you did not respond to the trial then do not have one installed, that much said... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Martin
Family Medicine 33 years experience
No pills: There is no drug to cure snoring, it is because of anatomy and blocking air flow when you relax and sleep. devices can help, oral appliances, CPAP an... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Martin
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Infection: usually is a yeast or bacterial infection, where its dark, moist and warm things grow. try over the counter antifungal cream, will likely work, dry w... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Laura Martin
Family Medicine 33 years experience
No: DOT wants to know if BP is controlled, your BP if not controlled on med could be a problem. This medication causes no problem with drug testing, impa... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Laura Martin
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Yes: Varicoceles are not painful. So we are talking about something that is causing pain, this could be infection, injury, tumor, clot, hernia. You need ... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Laura Martin
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Yes: every encounter is new, if you are a danger to yourself or others they may keep you for evaluation or treament
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Martin
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Normal: any variation in flow can be very normal, notify your doctor if drastic changes, pain, heavy bleeding. You may need to check a pregnancy test thyroid... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Martin
Family Medicine 33 years experience
No: can take both, thyroid medication interacts with many things. Including food. What I tell my patients is whatever you do do it consistently, then we... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Laura Martin
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Could be cysts: Likely small cysts that can occur in areas of skin. Wax like material can build up and become like black plugs occaisionally can get infected. Best i... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Martin
Family Medicine 33 years experience
No: There can be bleeding in early pregnancy when the egg implants into the uterine wall...this usually happens about 7-8 weeks. people can also experien... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Martin
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Can be normal: missed a cycle, first a pregnancy test then wait for next menses. thyroid, stress, lots of possible reasons to miss a period, and if you do spotting... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Laura Martin
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Yes: often recurs. Sometimes it depends on your anatomy and you cannot prevent it. Also difficult to treat, need the right antibiotic for the right amoun... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Laura Martin
Family Medicine 33 years experience
No: radioactivity is like heat, you don't have to touch it to have it touch you. It penetrates if strong. Unlikely that you have any radioactive substa... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Laura Martin
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Can be fine: Stay in good touch with your doctor.... increase vitamins with a prenatal asap. watch nutrition and hydration...baby generally takes from you what it... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Martin
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Doubtful: Any RPOC would likely have been expelled or resorbed by then although an ultrasound is the way to look at any uterine wall or painful conditions well,... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Martin
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Possible: Surgery for a GB is usually pretty simple, need to asses how much pain, what are her risks, other medical illness and see if this is right there are... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Martin
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Read the bottle: directions should be clear on the pharmacy bottle. usually until the bottle is gone or until your next appointment. Make sure to check for refills. ... Read More

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Dr. Martin is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you! I still probably should get it checked out though to ease myself of parnoia
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Thank you, your quick reply made me feel good! Thanks,reluctant to opt for biopsy prematurely
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you this made me feel more at ease.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, PA
Graduated 1989MD

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