Dr. Derek Isenberg

Emergency Medicine
PA
18 years experience male

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CCMC

NJ

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NJ
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My office hours

Thursday: 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
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Emergency Medicine

Licenses

United States: New Jersey, Pennsylvania

Doctor Q&A

103 Answers
86 Agrees
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A 64-year-old member asked:
Dr. Derek Isenberg
Emergency Medicine 18 years experience
Trial and error: Lactose intolerance tends to give you bloating and gas after eating dairy. The best way to see if you're lactose intolerant is to cut Dairy out of you... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Derek Isenberg
Emergency Medicine 18 years experience
Absolutely : There is no danger and taking these two together
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derek Isenberg
Emergency Medicine 18 years experience
growing pains: if the need is not swollen, warm, or tender, I would not worry too much about it. Try some Motrin over the next 24 hours. If it is not getting better,... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derek Isenberg
Emergency Medicine 18 years experience
Unlikely: Your symptoms are very characteristic for a woman who's about to start her cycle. It would be very unusual for a woman of your age to develop cancer. ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Derek Isenberg
Emergency Medicine 18 years experience
You cannot: The number of eggs you have is decided at birth. There are medications like Clomid (clomiphene) which will increase the amount of eggs that you releas... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derek Isenberg
Emergency Medicine 18 years experience
Are you pregnant?: There are many causes for this, but my first thought would be you might be pregnant. You should check a pregnancy test if this is a possibility. Other... Read More
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A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Derek Isenberg
Emergency Medicine 18 years experience
Okay for morning: Tetanus takes days to weeks to develop, so there is no rush to get to your doctor to get a tetanus booster. However the bigger risk is infection, and ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derek Isenberg
Emergency Medicine 18 years experience
No: There is such a small amount of alcohol in a alcohol pad. There is not enough to hurt you
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Derek Isenberg
Emergency Medicine 18 years experience
Frost nip: This is a common condition called frost nip and I would expect the feeling to come back in the next 24 hours.
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Derek Isenberg
Emergency Medicine 18 years experience
No: oatmeal is a great food for healtH
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derek Isenberg
Emergency Medicine 18 years experience
Abscess?: It sounds like you may have abscesses that you're passing between each other. Please see your doctor to see if you need antibiotics
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derek Isenberg
Emergency Medicine 18 years experience
Need GYN exam: It is impossible to tell without a picture. It is probably nothing serious but you should have your gynecologist look at it.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derek Isenberg
Emergency Medicine 18 years experience
Viral: A lymph node is simply a reaction to an infection. You most likely have a viral throat infection which will resolve on its own. As the infection resol... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derek Isenberg
Emergency Medicine 18 years experience
No way to know: After changing birth control, it is very normal for women to have irregular periods for several months. There's no way to predict when you will begin ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derek Isenberg
Emergency Medicine 18 years experience
Thirst : thirst is the best measurement of hydration. If you are not thirsty and peeing normally, you should be fine
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A female asked:
Dr. Derek Isenberg
Emergency Medicine 18 years experience
Yes: Olive oil should have no effect on your pregnancy.
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A female asked:
Dr. Derek Isenberg
Emergency Medicine 18 years experience
Very common: It is very common to find a plasmacytoma in the course of myeloma. It is basically a tumor of myeloma
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A female asked:
Dr. Derek Isenberg
Emergency Medicine 18 years experience
Viral illness: It sounds as if you're coming down with a viral illness. The best things you can do is treat your symptoms with ibuprofen or acetaminophen for pain. T... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derek Isenberg
Emergency Medicine 18 years experience
Infection : It sounds like you may have a infection at your surgical site. You should make an appointment to see your primary care doctor or the surgeon who did t... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derek Isenberg
Emergency Medicine 18 years experience
Unlikely: It is very unlikely to contract HIV this way. You would need to have some breaks in your skin where the virus could get in. It would also depend on t... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derek Isenberg
Emergency Medicine 18 years experience
No worries: getting to vaccines will not be harmful to your child
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derek Isenberg
Emergency Medicine 18 years experience
Too early: Although we can get a rough estimate of how far along you are, dating is much more accurate around the 12th week.
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A female asked:
Dr. Derek Isenberg
Emergency Medicine 18 years experience
No: If you will be having a blood test for alcohol in the morning I would not chance it by drinking alcohol tonight.
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Derek Isenberg
Emergency Medicine 18 years experience
Yes: Oxycodone is a narcotic, not an anti-inflammatory. Acetaminophen would be safe as well. No ibuprofen, naproxen, or Motrin
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A female asked:
Dr. Derek Isenberg
Emergency Medicine 18 years experience
Next period : With that many pregnancy tests, it is very unlikely that you still have a chance of becoming pregnant. The best marker is if you've had a normal perio... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derek Isenberg
Emergency Medicine 18 years experience
Need blood test: You don't need to rush to the emergency room, but you should contact your psychiatrist to have your lithium level checked.
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derek Isenberg
Emergency Medicine 18 years experience
No danger: Once A patient receives a CT scan, there is no further danger of radiation There is no risk to you or you baby
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derek Isenberg
Emergency Medicine 18 years experience
Unlikely : if your friend actually took the doses that you listed, none of them would be dangerous.
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A female asked:
Dr. Derek Isenberg
Emergency Medicine 18 years experience
Completely normal: Just as people fall asleep, it is very common to have what are known as myoclonic jerks. They are nothing serious.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derek Isenberg
Emergency Medicine 18 years experience
Healing ulcer: It sounds like your ulcers getting better. It may take off a few weeks before it completely healed but I would continue the Nexium (esomeprazole) if y... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derek Isenberg
Emergency Medicine 18 years experience
Biopsy: Although certainly Lesions can look like cancer, the only way to know for sure is to have a biopsy done
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Derek Isenberg
Emergency Medicine 18 years experience
A long time: even if this is the answer it would take 5-10 years to design a medication, test it, and bring to market
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A female asked:
Dr. Derek Isenberg
Emergency Medicine 18 years experience
Yes: anytime you have unprotected sex, your risk of getting pregnant. Being off your depo makes it more so
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Derek Isenberg
Emergency Medicine 18 years experience
Relatively safe: Like any other emergent surgery, a C-section carries a risk. However this is a very safe surgery and there are very few complications.
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Derek Isenberg
Emergency Medicine 18 years experience
Probably not: As long as it goes away and it's not causing you pain, Not likely dangerous. See if you can relate any specific foods to when you get the diarrhea by... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derek Isenberg
Emergency Medicine 18 years experience
Probably okay: this is probably okay, but I would take a pregnancy test just to be sure
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derek Isenberg
Emergency Medicine 18 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
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derek Isenberg
Emergency Medicine 18 years experience
Probably not: Lemon water will probably not help your future fertility. However, it is safe and I would go for it.
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A female asked:
Dr. Derek Isenberg
Emergency Medicine 18 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
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derek Isenberg
Emergency Medicine 18 years experience
Not helpful : Hepatitis C does not cause fatty liver and if you have normal liver enzymes I would not be concerned
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derek Isenberg
Emergency Medicine 18 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
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derek Isenberg
Emergency Medicine 18 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
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derek Isenberg
Emergency Medicine 18 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
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derek Isenberg
Emergency Medicine 18 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.
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derek Isenberg
Emergency Medicine 18 years experience
Not from anal sex: You cannot get pregnant from anal sex. However if you're late, you should take a pregnancy test.
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derek Isenberg
Emergency Medicine 18 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
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derek Isenberg
Emergency Medicine 18 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
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derek Isenberg
Emergency Medicine 18 years experience
Worth a try: If you definitely don't think it could be an STD, it is certainly reasonable to try Monistat.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derek Isenberg
Emergency Medicine 18 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
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derek Isenberg
Emergency Medicine 18 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
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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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