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Dr. Akua Agyeman

Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
San Francisco, CA
24 years experience female

Locations

Sanitas Integrative and Aesthetic Medicine, inc

San Francisco, CA

Address

649 Mission Street, 5th Floor, San Francisco, CA, United States
Directions

My office hours

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

Aetna Life Insurance Company

Bookadoc2u

San Francisco, CA

About

Bio

US Internal medicine and Paediatrics Board Certified physician. Worked in California in private practice . Have a private practice in San Francisco, CA, as well as in Queensland, AU, as well as do locum work internationally. I am a Fellow in Rural & Remote Medicine and have Skin cancer and Aesthetic Medicine as well as mental health and pain management certifications. Previous jobs have been a mix of hospitalist, outpatient and physician executive leadership, including running remote hospitals as solo doc, CMO of tertiary hospitals, running urgent care and ED services etc.

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.

Internal Medicine and Pediatrics

Aesthetic Medicine

Functional Medicine

Hospital-based practice

Pediatrics

Licenses

United States: California

AU

Doctor Q&A

77 Answers
24 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Akua Agyeman
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 24 years experience
Same as everyone: No matter your weight and height, the body works the same. Your total daily water NEEDS are just about 1500cc of water. With good kidney function, ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Akua Agyeman
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 24 years experience
Depends on history: Long list: Ado you get bad periods and are due, it may be that, endometriosis, urine infection, pancreatitis, ulcer, constipation, colon cramps, gall... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Akua Agyeman
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 24 years experience
Not usually: Hiccups can be normal in children and adults. It is pathologic if it starts to interfere with eating, sleeping, gaining weight or changes in mental s... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Akua Agyeman
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 24 years experience
? labyrinthitis: The most likely diagnosis is labyrinthitis if you have just had a viral illness. The semicircular canals help with balance and are connected to the n... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Akua Agyeman
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 24 years experience
Yes: Generally, that would be ok. What did you take prednisone.
A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Akua Agyeman
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 24 years experience
Small scar likely: It is not uncommon when doing shave biopsies to leave a dent in the skin as one hopes to have clear margins of NO CANCER. Most fill in nicely with ju... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Akua Agyeman
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 24 years experience
Get checked: While the change in lifestyle and diet could explain the weight loss, mucus in stool is not normal and I would see a doc and get some blood tests don... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Akua Agyeman
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 24 years experience
Depends: what does the pain feel like. What are you doing when it comes on. Does it change with position, movement or being still, do you have any fevers or r... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Akua Agyeman
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 24 years experience
May be normal: Sometimes patients think loose stools are diarrhea. If the remainder of your stools are normal and you only have one bout of loose stools a wk with n... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Akua Agyeman
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 24 years experience
Interesting: First of all, it is comforting that echo, stress test and ECG are normal. Rules out the really horrible things like heart attack. muscular chest wal... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Akua Agyeman
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 24 years experience
Change ur routine: Choose the time u want to go and go sit on the loo. Give it some time and try to strain to empty some stool. Do that every day for a few weeks and y... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Akua Agyeman
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 24 years experience
Likely not: "Lumpy bumps" behind the ear, and under chin known as lymph nodes swell usually with infection or inflammation. Since yours is pea sized and not getti... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Akua Agyeman
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 24 years experience
Discharge normal?: It is normal for women to have a discharge, some have heavier ones than others. Most women worry about it and think it is smellier than it actually i... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Akua Agyeman
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 24 years experience
STD: Most men will get a yellow discharge with gonorrhea, chlamydia and sometimes whitish with BV. It is usually NOT benign if a man has a penile discharg... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Akua Agyeman
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 24 years experience
Lumps: Could be many things - sebaceous cyst, infected lymph node - which are usually benign. With all lumps however, it is always best to let your doctor r... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Akua Agyeman
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 24 years experience
Crohns: several Prednisone controls acute flares but can use mesalamine, sulfasalazine, methotrexate. Human immunoglobulins also now available. See your doc... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Akua Agyeman
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 24 years experience
Sounds infectious: See doctor for diagnosis and treated if needed. These infections in women can become longterm and result in pelvic inflammatory disease which causes i... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Akua Agyeman
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 24 years experience
No: Stricture formed from scar tissue after the diverticulitis. If it isnt bothering you and stool is passing through ok, then no treatment needed but wa... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Akua Agyeman
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 24 years experience
Probably nothing: It is hard to say with no other history. It is normal to drool, the drool usually stains sheets a yellow brown when it dries which it sounds like you... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Akua Agyeman
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 24 years experience
Not necessarily: It means his head is larger than average but that is ok if you had a normal pregnancy, labor and delivery, and he is developing well and he has no med... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Akua Agyeman
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 24 years experience
Long taper: That is an unusually long taper of prednisone if you dont have COPD. Once you have been on high dose steroids for >2wks, hypothalamic axis is supp... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Akua Agyeman
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 24 years experience
Yes: At 7 weeks, it is still too early to feel the fetal movements so you only know you are pregnant because of either morning sickness or pregnancy test a... Read More
A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Akua Agyeman
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 24 years experience
Yes: PVCS are benign and should not be affected by amoxicillin.
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Akua Agyeman
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 24 years experience
6 wks: Broken bones usually take about 6wk to heal and are usually placed in a cast to help immobilize (keep them still) while they do so. In children, usua... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Akua Agyeman
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 24 years experience
? reflux: Given your age, the most likely cause is heartburn. Try taking maalox or mylanta. If there are any family heart problems, or if you feel dizzy, ligh... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Akua Agyeman
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 24 years experience
Needs watching: There are two types of colon polyps - hyperplastic and adenomatous. The second can change and become cancerous. Your biopsy results suggest that thes... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Akua Agyeman
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 24 years experience
Likely hardware: If it is not a discharge and it has the same size, shape, color all the time, it is probably something that is in the tampon that is showing up when i... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Akua Agyeman
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 24 years experience
Heart pain: In your age, usually costochondritis however if it is occuring constantly, get it checked out as pneumothorax, pericarditis and even arrhythmia can ha... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Akua Agyeman
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 24 years experience
Diarrhea: Periods can cause diarrhea related to hormone changes in your body. The description you are giving however suggests that you may had gastroenteritis ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Akua Agyeman
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 24 years experience
Is baby sick: It depends on why the stool test was done and how the baby is. In general, pus (WBC cells), also known as fecal leukocytes are an indication of infec... Read More
A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Akua Agyeman
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 24 years experience
Prostatits: Muscle aches and headache would be unusual for chronic prostatis but you can get acute flare-ups even with chronic prostatis...did the symptoms worsen... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Akua Agyeman
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 24 years experience
Vomiting child: If he is well, just monitor it, sometimes food we eat can be foul smelling when it comes up after being digested. Make sure he didnt eat something un... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Akua Agyeman
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 24 years experience
Usually not: Minimal impact on mouth although some studies suggest that it may affect teeth growth and push them outward. Encourage her to stop as the behavior ca... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Akua Agyeman
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 24 years experience
What signs: Have you had any bleeding or do you just think you are bleeding? If you are having unprotected sex, the things you risk are infection and pregnancy. ... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Akua Agyeman
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 24 years experience
Interesting: Given proximity of symptoms to mealtimes, suspect gallstones, however pancreatitis can be caused by tb medicines. You need liver function tests, comp... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Akua Agyeman
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 24 years experience
Gassy problem: This is most likely related to your diet. You might want to check your diet for foods known to cause gas such as beans, broccoli for some people.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Akua Agyeman
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 24 years experience
Need more informatio: There are a few possibilities but I need more information to answer your question. Do you have any health probs provide a picture of the rash On any m... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Akua Agyeman
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 24 years experience
Probably fine: While this was not the best thing to happen as there is a fair amount of radiation that you get from CT scan, and we prefer not to expose the fetus to... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Akua Agyeman
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 24 years experience
Need ultrasound: You have probably torn your hamstring. Most muscle injuries are strain injuries where you pull the muscle when you stretch too far too fast. Full or... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Akua Agyeman
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 24 years experience
Urgent: See a dr right away. Biggest worry is tumor, infection. You need tests done IMMEDIATELY!
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Akua Agyeman
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 24 years experience
Jumping belly button: Skipping rope in general is not a problem however, if you have a belly button that seems to be mobile, you may need a surgical opinion to repair the d... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Akua Agyeman
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 24 years experience
May be ok but still: Leg cramps can be benign or a sign of iron deficiency, magnesium/potassium deficiency. The continued soreness during the day and the neck and shoulde... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Akua Agyeman
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 24 years experience
ER worthy CERTAINLY!: This is most likely kidney stones but we always worry about hematuria which needs investigation fairly urgently as renal/bladder cancer is a must not ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Akua Agyeman
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 24 years experience
Need test: Describe this in more detail. Is the itch present all the time, are there skin changes, is there a discharge, when did the itch start. Any other heal... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Akua Agyeman
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 24 years experience
Reflux and dumping: blind loop syndrome with bacterial overgrowth. Gastric neuropathy, Hormonal deficiencies. It can lead to nutritional deficiencies and may be manag... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Akua Agyeman
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 24 years experience
Gastritis: Gastritis could be secondary to reflux, certain types of food, medications, allergies, as well as H.pylori. Sometimes even if we cant find a cause, i... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Akua Agyeman
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 24 years experience
Referral: See your dr or A doctor, get a referral to a PAIN specialist. They will be more comfortable dealing with your history and problem, as they manage mor... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Akua Agyeman
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 24 years experience
Yes: It will be ok. Just observe good hygiene practices.
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Akua Agyeman
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 24 years experience
Pulse: If you are very skinny, that may be why you can see and feel the pulse. Raynauds does change the caliber of vessels so that the pressure in the vesse... Read More

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This Thanksgiving, I wanted to share my appreciation for all that you do! Thank you, doctor! :)
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thanks for your time. I'm going to look those up. My GP is sending me to my second GI specialist. The first one rejected motility disorder out of hand. :( Been over 9 ye...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you very much for the feedback. This is my first pregnancy so everything scares me, I'm going to the hospital today to get checked on thank you Dr.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Ok, yes also have vent. Trial. Just not sure on duration betwen 2puffs

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey - New Jersey Medical School, NJ
Graduated 1998MD

Residency

UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS MEDICAL BRANCH GAL

Awards

Top Internist and Pediatrician, Second Place, Nevada - Spring
2017
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Affiliations

American Medical Association
AAP
American Board Of Pediatrics
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