Dr. Akua Agyeman

Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
San Francisco, CA
25 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

Thursday: 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 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Akua Agyeman
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 25 years experience
Pharyngitis: Sounds like you have a pharyngitis, not necessarily strep in the absence of infected tonsils, fever etc. you may have reflux or neuropathic damage es... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Akua Agyeman
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 25 years experience
Stop.: Your pulse is normal. 60 to 100 is normal. When we get excited, angry, exercise, move around, it can go higher. Well con d itioned maratho athltes ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Akua Agyeman
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 25 years experience
Yes: Yes, anxiety can present as palpitations and chest pain, however stress can also provoke a heart attack. Please go to ED and get checked out that this... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Akua Agyeman
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 25 years experience
Normal: Fibrocystic changes are found in normal breast tissue. It means that there were no malignant changes found. Keep to your normal Breast screening sch... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Akua Agyeman
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 25 years experience
Not likely depo: I would be worried about possible sexually transmitted disease. Depo is not affected by whether you have semen deposited in you. If you are having a... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Akua Agyeman
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 25 years experience
PCP: This is an issue for your PCP, not ER. ER is for emergencies, not issues that require follow up and management. If you were acutely short of breath ... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Akua Agyeman
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 25 years experience
Depression? See Dr.: Few things to think about. Are you stressed or worried about home/family/friend or girlfriend. Any history of anxiety or depression or family histor... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Akua Agyeman
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 25 years experience
More tests: Sounds like you need further exam and testing if still not better. Pregnancy, diabetes, gallstones, ulcers, and quite a few diseases can present with... Read More
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A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Akua Agyeman
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 25 years experience
It depends: Almost every 45+ yo has these sort of findings on MRI which may not necessarily correlate with what is causing pain as many post-surgical pts find and... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Akua Agyeman
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 25 years experience
Likely gastritis: Most likely gastritis but need further workup. See your doctor for investigation.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Akua Agyeman
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 25 years experience
Bad period: If your pregnancy tests are negative, unlikely to be miscarriage unless you were positive before and now negative. It sounds like you get period cram... Read More
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A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Akua Agyeman
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 25 years experience
Bv: I would consider BV highly in this case as it is not unusual to get all the usual stds anally in this case. Any frothy discharge? I would swab and g... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Akua Agyeman
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 25 years experience
A few things: Need more info but a few things to consider: endometriosis, sacral plexus nerve problem, polycystic ovaries. Endometriosis is a disease where endome... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Akua Agyeman
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 25 years experience
More info needed: More background needed as to why the test was done and what symptoms you are having but without knowing anything else, it sounds like you may have a g... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Akua Agyeman
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 25 years experience
Normal: ALthough your tubes are tied, you still have hormones and cycle normally. Increased discharge in preparation for pregnancy causes the normal vaginal ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Akua Agyeman
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 25 years experience
Itchy tingly lips: You may have an allergy, may have hand-foot-mouth disease or even herpes simplex ulcers in your mouth with the soreness and pain with eating. The bl... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Akua Agyeman
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 25 years experience
Brain Mets: Sorry to hear about this case. Prognosis is poor given the wide mets. Heinemann et al report that survival of NSCLC has 5-year survival of 18% for a... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Akua Agyeman
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 25 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
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Akua Agyeman
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 25 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
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Akua Agyeman
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 25 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
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A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Akua Agyeman
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 25 years experience
Yes: PVCS are benign and should not be affected by amoxicillin.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Akua Agyeman
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 25 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
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Akua Agyeman
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 25 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
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Akua Agyeman
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 25 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
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A member asked:
Dr. Akua Agyeman
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 25 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
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Akua Agyeman
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 25 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
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Akua Agyeman
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 25 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
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Akua Agyeman
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 25 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
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A male asked:
Dr. Akua Agyeman
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 25 years experience
Yes: Generally, that would be ok. What did you take prednisone.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Akua Agyeman
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 25 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
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Akua Agyeman
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 25 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
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Akua Agyeman
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 25 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
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Akua Agyeman
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 25 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
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A female asked:
Dr. Akua Agyeman
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 25 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
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Akua Agyeman
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 25 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
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Akua Agyeman
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 25 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
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Akua Agyeman
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 25 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
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Akua Agyeman
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 25 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.
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A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Akua Agyeman
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 25 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
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Akua Agyeman
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 25 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
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A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Akua Agyeman
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 25 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
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Akua Agyeman
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 25 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
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Akua Agyeman
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 25 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
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Akua Agyeman
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 25 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
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A female asked:
Dr. Akua Agyeman
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 25 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
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Akua Agyeman
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 25 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
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Akua Agyeman
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 25 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
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Akua Agyeman
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 25 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
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Akua Agyeman
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 25 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
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Akua Agyeman
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 25 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
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Nov 27, 2015
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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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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