Dr. Susan Madonna

Family Medicine
Columbia, MD
23 years experience female

Locations

Office

Columbia, MD

Address

Unavailable, Columbia, MD, US
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My office hours

Thursday: Closed
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Insurances accepted

Medicare

About

Bio

I am a board certified family physician. Helping people understand their medical issues is my favorite part of the practice of medicine. I am always grateful for my wonderful patients who put their trust in me.

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.

Family Medicine

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

534 Answers
318 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A female asked:
Dr. Susan Madonna
Family Medicine 23 years experience
BM frequency: Bowel movements may occur, and be considered normal, anywhere from three times a day to three per week. You should see a gastroenterologist to be sure... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Madonna
Family Medicine 23 years experience
While on the surface, these symptoms sound like anxiety or panic attacks, they could also be due to severe anemia or to a thyroid disorder, possibly o... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Susan Madonna
Family Medicine 23 years experience
No, the popping sensation comes from the TMJ or temporomandibular joint, not from the teeth themselves. The TMJ is that joint that bridges the lower j... Read More
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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Susan Madonna
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Stay safe: Wear a mask, which may give double benefit as protection from tear gas or pepper spray. Consider goggles too. Carry a little hand sanitizer. Avoid tou... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Susan Madonna
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Digestion: My first thoughts include eating in a upright position and avoid lying down for at least 2 hours after eating. Also, avoid the use of proton pump inhi... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Madonna
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Current FDA guidance advises patients who use blood thinners to tell this to the person who is giving them the vaccine, but there is no recommendation... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Susan Madonna
Family Medicine 23 years experience
There are many possible causes of rectal pain including but not limited to: hemorrhoids, anal fissure, IBD, infection, trauma, and rarely cancer. If ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Madonna
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Early symptoms of HIV typically include flu-like symptoms such as fever, sore throat and fatigue making it hard to distinguish from lots of other vira... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Susan Madonna
Family Medicine 23 years experience
If your girlfriend has been on schedule with her depo provera shots, she should be continually protected from pregnancy. Of course, the shots do not p... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Madonna
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Ovulation may resume while breastfeeding. While some women think that breastfeeding can substitute for birth control, many women have conceived while ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Madonna
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Yes: A UTI occurs in the bladder. A vaginal yeast infection occurs in the vagina. A woman can certainly have both at the same time (sorry). Ideally, a urin... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Madonna
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Your doctor should monitor your vitamin d levels when prescribing this sort of dose to see if has been effective in raising the level to appropriate l... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Susan Madonna
Family Medicine 23 years experience
It could be an infection, but more likely it’s due to congestion. Do you have allergies. Have you had a cold recently? If the problem worsens or doe... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Madonna
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Hard to tell without a physical exam. Is the pain on the skin or deep inside? Lots of organs in that area. Urinary tract infection can cause stingin... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Madonna
Family Medicine 23 years experience
You might have an allergy to a component of the flu shot or perhaps you have a fear of getting the shot and the anxiety causes the nausea/vomiting. Ha... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Madonna
Family Medicine 23 years experience
While it would have been beneficial for you and your newborn baby if you had received the TdaP vaccine during pregnancy, the main benefit is protectio... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Susan Madonna
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Contact the doctor who ordered the test. You deserve a full explanation of these results as well as a different prescription, especially since you st... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Madonna
Family Medicine 23 years experience
It is unclear to me where you are feeling a burning sensation. Is this burning on your skin or perhaps more of a heartburn? Please try to be really s... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Madonna
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Losartan is a blood pressure medication in the ARB class. It is not generally used to treat edema, but it also doesn’t cause edema the way amlodipine ... Read More
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Madonna
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Yes, it could be scar tissue from the transplant or from an old case of pneumonia. If a prior chest X-ray is available for comparison, it will be very... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Madonna
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Yes, it is possible, though highly unlikely. In rare cases, the pregnant patient never has a positive pregnancy test.
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Susan Madonna
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Sorry to hear you’ve had such a bout of poor health. Everything in medicine is risk vs. benefit. Your tablets are treating something that probably w... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Madonna
Family Medicine 23 years experience
The new and sudden change in your period may be related to stress, changes in weight or exercise, or many other possibilities. The pain in your lower ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Madonna
Family Medicine 23 years experience
If I understand you correctly, one of your eyes feels dry and, perhaps irritated, for two months despite treatment with warm compresses and eye drops.... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Madonna
Family Medicine 23 years experience
You’ve had more than one urinalysis over the past year, but despite the flank pain and hematuria, you haven’t had any further evaluation? My first gue... Read More
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A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Susan Madonna
Family Medicine 23 years experience
I am not sure what is your question. From your description, it sounds like your wife had stroke. The course of symptoms following a stroke vary tremen... Read More
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A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Susan Madonna
Family Medicine 23 years experience
The many tiny bones of the hand are highly susceptible to fracture during a fall. Ignoring such a fracture may lead to arthritis later in life. Since ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Susan Madonna
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Call poison control for advice right away.
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Susan Madonna
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Mucaine syrup, commonly used to treat reflux/heartburn during pregnancy has a known potential side effect of causing low blood pressure. If you are pr... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Madonna
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Azithromycin is an antibiotic, which can worsen a yeast infection. OTC yeast treatments include miconazole, tioconazole and clotrimazole usually ava... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Madonna
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Your doctor should have discussed any risks of treatment with Pantoprazole during pregnancy when it was first recommended. Nothing is 100% safe in pre... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Susan Madonna
Family Medicine 23 years experience
I would see a doctor. Are you sure this was an insect bite? Did you see the insect? If so, it would be helpful to know which type of insect bit you.... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Madonna
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Your description of your ankle injury sounds a lot like a sprain. Glad there was no fracture, but sprain is no joke either and can take 6-8 weeks to h... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Madonna
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Back and hip pain: Normal daily activity is generally best for the back pain. Avoid sudden heavy lifting. Consider physical therapy for a tailor made exercise program.... Read More
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A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Susan Madonna
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Allergies : While it might be nice to think about moving to the tropics during tree season, this is not really practical for most of us. Consider seeing an allerg... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Susan Madonna
Family Medicine 23 years experience
It really depends on your state of health, age, tolerance. Consider seeing a doctor first to assess your current state of health before embarking on a... Read More
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Madonna
Family Medicine 23 years experience
While 22 is low end of normal, 34 is generally considered to be a good vit d level. Did your doctor suggest that you take a supplement? It is possibl... Read More
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A 70-year-old male asked:
Dr. Susan Madonna
Family Medicine 23 years experience
A grade 1 retrolisthesis is not especially significant unless it is causing you pain. You should see a PM&R doctor, also known as a Physiatrist, w... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Susan Madonna
Family Medicine 23 years experience
If it seems completely normal after returning to its proper position, no discoloration, no tingling, normal touch sensation, then you’re lucky. Just k... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Susan Madonna
Family Medicine 23 years experience
By irritated, do you mean a physical response or an emotional type of irritation? If you mean that certain textures and lighting upset you emotionall... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Madonna
Family Medicine 23 years experience
You should follow up with your prescribing doctor before you run out of the medication. Your doctor will want to know how it affected you and decide ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Susan Madonna
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Interesting question. I would imagine that if a person is mouth breathing due to sleep apnea, the oral mucosa could dry out and lead to an increase in... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Susan Madonna
Family Medicine 23 years experience
She’s probably not pregnant, however some women continue to have what appears to be menstrual bleeding for the first few months of pregnancy. Most pre... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Madonna
Family Medicine 23 years experience
The list of medications that interact with Paxil is extremely long. Also, some medications on that list may still be okay to take in combination with... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Madonna
Family Medicine 23 years experience
eGFR, or estimated glomerular filtration rate, is an indicator of your kidney function based on a calculation of several factors. An eGFR of 124 is ve... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Susan Madonna
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Yes. Body organs can change rapidly if there is trauma or significant infection. In the case of a pelvic CT, bowel content changes can also show up on... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Madonna
Family Medicine 23 years experience
New chest pain is always worrisome and warrants a visit to a doctor. That said, if it’s not a heart attack, sharp mid-chest pain like you described is... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Susan Madonna
Family Medicine 23 years experience
I would hope that you were given follow up instructions from the doctor who removed the toenail. If not, call their office asap and ask the doctor wha... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Susan Madonna
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Sounds like your body is trying to fight off an infection in multiple locations, so systemic infection is possible, rather than just 3 separate areas.... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Madonna
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Please see your family doctor or gynecologist to have the discharge evaluated. There are several possible causes including yeast infection which is no... Read More
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Testimonials
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Thank you notes
Nov 29, 2014
Dr. Madonna is a very knowledgeable and compassionate doctor. Always enjoy reading her insightful answers. Highly recommended.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Madonna is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Madonna is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Wonderful! Thank you so very much for directing me on where to go! We were spinning our wheels on top of worrying about my mother. Thank you for giving us a direction to...Read More
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I am able to keep water down. Nothing out of the ordinary good wise. No fever, but have flu like symptoms. This happened once last week and today.
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They didn't do a throat culture. So i guess it was an incorrect diagnosis. I see my PCP tomorrow so we will see what's really going on. Thanks!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

New York Institute of Technology New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, NY
Graduated 2000MD

Residency

UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND MEDICAL CENTER

Awards

Top Family Physician, First Place, Maryland - Fall
2014
Thought Leader, Second Place, Maryland - Fall
2014
Top Family Physician, First Place, Maryland - Spring
2015

Affiliations

American Academy Of Family Physicians
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