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Dr. Derek Isenberg

Emergency Medicine
PA
17 years experience male

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CCMC

NJ

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NJ
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My office hours

Wednesday: Closed
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CCMC

PA

About

Bio

I am a board-certified physician in emergency medicine and have an fellowship in emergency medical services

Specialties
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Emergency Medicine

Licenses

United States: New Jersey, Pennsylvania

Doctor Q&A

103 Answers
86 Agrees
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Derek Isenberg
Emergency Medicine 17 years experience
Very good: Nine minutes from mile is excellent! And your heart rate is responding appropriately to the exercise.
A female asked:
Dr. Derek Isenberg
Emergency Medicine 17 years experience
Probably safe : It should be safe to take but it probably will not be effective for your symptoms as the ingredients have run out
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derek Isenberg
Emergency Medicine 17 years experience
Very unlikely: Unless your boyfriend's ejactulate went inside your vagina, it would be impossible for you to get pregnant.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derek Isenberg
Emergency Medicine 17 years experience
Likely not serious: It is very common for women to have fluctuations in the length and the quality of their menstruation. If you have any concerns, you can follow up with... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derek Isenberg
Emergency Medicine 17 years experience
Probably not: Lemon water will probably not help your future fertility. However, it is safe and I would go for it.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derek Isenberg
Emergency Medicine 17 years experience
Likely viral: Almost all upper respiratory infections and sinus infections are caused by viruses antibiotics do not help these illnesses. Antibiotic should not be r... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derek Isenberg
Emergency Medicine 17 years experience
Ibuprofen Or none: first of all, fever by itself is not dangerous. Is your body's way of fighting infection. If you do not feel bad with the fever, you don't need to tak... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derek Isenberg
Emergency Medicine 17 years experience
Yes : Many women have blue veins in their breasts. It is a just The way the veins are developed in the breast tissue. There is really no way to change this ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Derek Isenberg
Emergency Medicine 17 years experience
Very likely: There's a very small, less than 1% chance of cross-reaction between penicillin and a cephalosporins. If you had a severe reaction to penicillin, you'... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derek Isenberg
Emergency Medicine 17 years experience
Worth a try: If you definitely don't think it could be an STD, it is certainly reasonable to try Monistat.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derek Isenberg
Emergency Medicine 17 years experience
Anemia?: If you are anemic, which is why you're taking the iron, I would be more concerned that this is related to your underlying anemia than the medicine
A female asked:
Dr. Derek Isenberg
Emergency Medicine 17 years experience
Unsafe: Vicodin and Percocet are both narcotics. They can make you very sleepy when taken together as well as depress respiratory drive. In addition, both med... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Derek Isenberg
Emergency Medicine 17 years experience
Very normal: Babies poop can be all different colors such as green, yellow, brown. The only bad color is red as if there is blood in it.
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derek Isenberg
Emergency Medicine 17 years experience
Not from anal sex: You cannot get pregnant from anal sex. However if you're late, you should take a pregnancy test.
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Derek Isenberg
Emergency Medicine 17 years experience
Trichotillomania: Trichotillomania is a sign of obsessive compulsive disorder or anxiety, but would not consider it a sign of suicide. You Definitely need to be seeing ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derek Isenberg
Emergency Medicine 17 years experience
Pregnancy test: I would start with the pregnancy test to rule that out as a cause of your symptoms. Otherwise, you can follow up with your gynecologist for further ev... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derek Isenberg
Emergency Medicine 17 years experience
Folliculitis: Small abscesses are very common in the pubic area. If you shave your pubic area, you will be more likely to get these abscesses. You can apply warm co... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derek Isenberg
Emergency Medicine 17 years experience
Probably okay: this is probably okay, but I would take a pregnancy test just to be sure
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Derek Isenberg
Emergency Medicine 17 years experience
Imodium (loperamide): The best way to treat a viral gastroenteritis is that over-the-counter medication like Imodium (loperamide). my only other thought would be to make su... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derek Isenberg
Emergency Medicine 17 years experience
Other things first: Before you try taking a prescription muscle relaxer with many side effects, try magnesium supplements that you can buy at the drugstore.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derek Isenberg
Emergency Medicine 17 years experience
Common: it is very common for injuries to hurt more the day after. From what you've described, it is unlikely you broke anything. But if the pain continues yo... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derek Isenberg
Emergency Medicine 17 years experience
Will not help: Almost all Sinusitis caused by a virus. Antibiotics do not help this. You can have symptomatic relief with Afrin or another nasal spray.
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derek Isenberg
Emergency Medicine 17 years experience
Not to worry: If you have not been sexually active, then this cannot be a sexually-transmitted disease. Therefore this probably nothing urgent. However you should m... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derek Isenberg
Emergency Medicine 17 years experience
Cyst or abscess: it sounds like you may have a cyst or an abscess behind your ear. I would apply warm compresses (like a warm hot cloth, four times a day and see if it... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derek Isenberg
Emergency Medicine 17 years experience
It's possible: It certainly is possible that you're pregnant anytime you have unprotected sex. Especially if you have not had your period You should take a pregnan... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derek Isenberg
Emergency Medicine 17 years experience
Not helpful : Hepatitis C does not cause fatty liver and if you have normal liver enzymes I would not be concerned
A female asked:
Dr. Derek Isenberg
Emergency Medicine 17 years experience
Sounds like seizure : This sounds like you may have had a seizure with the shaking and blacking out. If this is happened to you before, you definitely need to follow up wit... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derek Isenberg
Emergency Medicine 17 years experience
Pregnancy test: I would check on pregnancy test to make sure you're not pregnant. Otherwise I would not worry too much
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derek Isenberg
Emergency Medicine 17 years experience
Yes: It sounds like your baby is developing well
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derek Isenberg
Emergency Medicine 17 years experience
Clogged milk ducts: Most likely, these are intermittently clogged milk ducts. They are nothing to worry about and usually go away on their own. If you do get any redness ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derek Isenberg
Emergency Medicine 17 years experience
Add acetaminophen: I would add some acetaminophen to the ibuprofen. They are safe to take together and act in different ways, so people tend to get better relieved taki... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Derek Isenberg
Emergency Medicine 17 years experience
Very common: Headaches are very common in pregnancy. You're taking the right medication, Tylenol, (acetaminophen). Headaches in the third trimester we can be more ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Derek Isenberg
Emergency Medicine 17 years experience
Absolutely : No problem with that.
A male asked:
Dr. Derek Isenberg
Emergency Medicine 17 years experience
Normal diet: I would eat a normal diet, and maybe increase your caloric intake. If you do need to add some muscle mass, you could add a protein powder.
A male asked:
Dr. Derek Isenberg
Emergency Medicine 17 years experience
Inner ear: True vertigo is caused by an inner ear problem and usually starts quickly and ends pretty quickly the fact that this lasted several hours is a little ... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Derek Isenberg
Emergency Medicine 17 years experience
Fluids: The most important thing to getting your strength is to drink lots of fluid. Gatorade may help better than just water. Soups and Broths are good as we... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Derek Isenberg
Emergency Medicine 17 years experience
No fast healthy way: It is very common for birth control make you gain weight. Continue the exercise and a healthy diet. If you are not happy with the weight gain, talk to... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Derek Isenberg
Emergency Medicine 17 years experience
No evidence: There is no good evidence that the body reacts to high fructose corn syrup any different than cane sugar.
A member asked:
Dr. Derek Isenberg
Emergency Medicine 17 years experience
No: Unfortunately there is no way to grow taller or Stay short. I
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derek Isenberg
Emergency Medicine 17 years experience
Many reason: some of the reasons include constipation, bloating, and muscle injury. Please provide more information or contact the physician on health Prime for fu... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Derek Isenberg
Emergency Medicine 17 years experience
Several weeks: Viral illnesses can last several weeks. If you are not feeling better after 2 to 3 weeks of your illness, you should definitely make an appointment to... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Derek Isenberg
Emergency Medicine 17 years experience
Food poisoning: A lot of times, diarrhea that occurs right after eating a meal is a type of food poisoning as a result of the staph aureus toxin. It could also be fo... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derek Isenberg
Emergency Medicine 17 years experience
Yes: ir is very common to need to go up on the topirimate or switch medications
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derek Isenberg
Emergency Medicine 17 years experience
Very concerning: I am very concerned about the weight loss that you've been having. As well as the diarrhea. I would make an appointment to see your primary care docto... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derek Isenberg
Emergency Medicine 17 years experience
See your gyn: If you are having residual symptoms after your surgery, you need to follow up with the gynecologist who did your surgery as soon as possible
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derek Isenberg
Emergency Medicine 17 years experience
Avoid narcotics: Narcotics do not work very well for this type of pain and have a very high addiction rate. Stick with Motrin and Tylenol (acetaminophen) together, but... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derek Isenberg
Emergency Medicine 17 years experience
Need ob evaluation : if you truly do not ovulate at all, you will need to see a fertility specialist to decide whether to proceed with medications or egg harvesting.

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Isenberg is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Isenberg is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This made me feel good. Thanks! Dr. Thank you so much.That is what i meant.I do have eggs they just dont come down.But this helped alot.I just hope i get this medication in SA
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Trust me, I've contacted every resource I could find. Seem to keep falling through the cracks. EX: too young for Meals on Wheels in my area.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thanks this is hel

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Tulane University School of Medicine, LA
Graduated 2005MD

Awards

MCMC teaching award
Top Emergency Medicine Specialist , First Place, New Jersey - Fall
2014
Top Emergency Medicine Specialist, Third Place, National - Spring
2015

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AAEM
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