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Dr. Susan Madonna

Family Medicine
Columbia, MD
21 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
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Family Medicine

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

489 Answers
315 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A female asked:
Dr. Susan Madonna
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Tooth pain: Are all of your teeth hurting or just one? Are you clenching your jaw or grinding your teeth at night? Some people do this when under stress and don'... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Susan Madonna
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Tremor: There are many causes of shakiness or tremor and certainly, anxiety is one of them. Other causes may include thyroid disorder, vitamin deficiency, al... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Madonna
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Vaginitis: While you may have started with a yeast infection, the problem may be something else at this point. Bacterial vaginosis is not an STI and may cause a... Read More
A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Madonna
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Hypothyroidism: TSH of 9.84 is rather high, which happens when the thyroid gland is under active. Assuming the patient has some symptoms consistent with hypothyroidis... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Madonna
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Preg tests: Consider taking a blood test for pregnancy. Some women have variable results on urine tests, especially early on. A blood test for HCG could be helpfu... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Madonna
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Yeast infection: You might develop a yeast infection if you were given an antibiotic around the time of the abortion. Of course some women get them for no apparent re... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Madonna
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Kidney failure: Transplant is the procedure that will offer a cure for a patient in kidney failure. However, if your mom's kidneys are still functioning more than 15... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Madonna
Family Medicine 21 years experience
See your doctor: You don't mention fever, but Pneumonia is still at the top of the list of possible causes of your symptoms. Could be flu, but then pneumonia can foll... Read More
A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Susan Madonna
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Breathing Problem: Lung Cancer is incredibly rare in 16 year olds. That said, you should see your doctor for evaluation of your respiratory symptoms.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Madonna
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Vaginitis: There are several types of vaginal infection that can cause a discharge. The two most likely based on your description are bacterial vaginosis and chl... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Madonna
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Skin findings: Any new skin lesions should be evaluated. If you have a history of sunbathing with sunburns even 20 or more years ago, the new findings may reflect su... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Madonna
Family Medicine 21 years experience
No interaction: According to Epocrates, there are no interactions between Zyprexa (olanzapine) and Depo Provera, so the Zyprexa (olanzapine) should have no effect on ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Madonna
Family Medicine 21 years experience
URI: could be viral (a cold), allergy, or bacterial (sinus infection and/or strep throat). History, such as how long ago did this start, did it get better... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Madonna
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Cough: Now, please return to your doctor for follow up. It is certainly possible for a cough to linger 3-4 weeks after an illness is resolved. However it s... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Madonna
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Illness: It is not uncommon to have vague feelings of general malaise. You should schedule an appointment with your family doctor. If the symptoms are new, mak... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Susan Madonna
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Obesity & psoriasis: There certainly appears to be a link between obesity and psoriasis with or without arthritis, but it is difficult to say if one causes the other or no... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Madonna
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Now: Many years ago, you had to be a week late for accurate results on pregnancy tests. Newer tests can give a positive result, sometimes even before the ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Susan Madonna
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Gastroenteritis: Possibly food poisoning or viral gastroenteritis based on your report. Are you able to keep water down? If not, have someone take you to ER now. Do... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Madonna
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Mild hypothyroid: This combination suggests that you have mild hypothyroidism with a little inflammation (suggested by the mildly elevated ESR). Specific numbers vary f... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Susan Madonna
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Dizziness: The list of possible causes of dizziness is very long. The causes range from dehydration to sinusitis to cardiac to neurological. Sometimes medicatio... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Madonna
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Vaginitis: Not really. Typical discharge with a yeast infection is thick, white and odorless. Please see your PCP or gyn for a vaginal exam (not a pap). The dis... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Madonna
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Breathing: Good that you were checked, but any blood test can give a false negative. Nothing is 100%. However, you had other tests that confirmed the lack of PE... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Madonna
Family Medicine 21 years experience
See your doctor: If it was just nighttime itching, I would think you have restless legs syndrome. But adding the other symptoms makes me highly suspicious of a vascul... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Susan Madonna
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Adverse effect: If you mean that you have priapism ( an erection that won't go away) this is a known potential adverse effect of Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine). It can b... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Susan Madonna
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Pregnant?: The length of your period does not matter. What does matter is when you had unprotected intercourse. We count the days from the First day of your las... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Susan Madonna
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Yeast infection : Yes, the timing of this medication is not highly critical. Monistat is typically recommended to use at night because you are horizontal during sleep a... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Susan Madonna
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Call poison control for advice right away.
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Madonna
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Sounds like you are using the birth control patch according to directions and that the episode of intercourse was not during the very first month of u... Read More
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Madonna
Family Medicine 21 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
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Madonna
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Expired medication is likely to be less effective than fresh medication. While I am not aware of harmful effects of expired Gas-Ex, it is likely that ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Susan Madonna
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Hair color, or lack of color, is due to the activity of melanin and is almost entirely due to your genetic makeup. Did either of your parents begin to... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Madonna
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Exercise may help tone muscles in your thighs, liposuction can be done to remove excess fat deposits.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Madonna
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Probably not: According to Epocrates, there is no interaction between the two. You could double check with your prescribing physician and/or your pharmacist.
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Susan Madonna
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Walking: Kids mature on their own schedule. If your little one has been achieving most milestones on time, that's fine. You don't get extra credit for reaching... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Madonna
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Dry mouth: I wonder if the foods you are eating could cause dry mouth, particularly if you are eating a lot of salty foods. Some medications such as antihistam... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Madonna
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Nosebleed: nosebleed is a relatively rare but possible side effect of Fludrocortisone. This is probably related to its anti-inflammatory effect. Please do not... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Susan Madonna
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Hypothyroid: Your TSH is rather high at 30+. Typical range is about 0.4-4.0. Your result is consistent with hypothyroidism which often causes a range of symptoms... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Susan Madonna
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Pimple: Any acne in the triangle from lips to top of nose should not be popped due to chance of spreading infection to the cavernous sinus. At this point, tr... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Madonna
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Sinus meds: Unfortunately for you, studies are rarely done on breastfeeding women, so very few medications are considered "okay" while breastfeeding. The 2 you me... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Susan Madonna
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Pelvic cramps: Partial hysterectomy means you still have an ovary or two, but no uterus. Therefore, your uterus isn't causing the pain. You might have some adhesions... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Susan Madonna
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Altered BM: Any sudden but persistent change in bowel habit should be evaluated. If you have had a significant change in your diet or exercise routine, that migh... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Susan Madonna
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Knee pain: Sounds like it's time to see your doctor now! Hot and sore knee may mean infection, which is a particular concern in the knee joint.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Madonna
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Maybe: While it is possible that the MRSA you had before is still colonized in your nose or other body parts, it may or may not need treatment. If you have a... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Madonna
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Neck and tongue: There are several possible connections here. If the "knots" are swollen lymph nodes due to infection, that could affect the tongue. The Hypoglossal ne... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Madonna
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Kidney disease: What you are describing is stage 3 Kidney disease, but the labs should be repeated along with urine protein level. If you have high blood pressure, it... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Susan Madonna
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Hemochromatosis?: I'm wondering how you know how your blood smells, but if you were my patient, I think I would want to check a blood test and maybe sonogram of your li... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Susan Madonna
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Sniffles: Great question! Gargling with salt water: 1/2 teaspoon salt to 1 cup very warm water, gargle and spit it out, repeat as often as you wish. May try N... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Madonna
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Vertigo and pain: If you haven't seen your doctor about these symptoms, call for appointment now or consider seeing a Neurologist. The underlying cause of your symptom... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Madonna
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Headaches: there are more than a hundred types of headaches, none of them any fun when you have one. Yours sounds like Chronic Daily Headache. Great that your MR... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Madonna
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Amenorrhea: The most common reason for a missed period is pregnancy, so, first check a pregnancy test. Other causes of irregular or missed periods include anythi... Read More

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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! Thank you Dr Madonna-it’s the second last toe on my left foot. Foot is also a bit swollen but no broken skin, deformation or colour change. I’ll attempt what you’ve sugg...Read More
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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.

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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