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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

Tuesday: 8:00am - 12am
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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

530 Answers
315 Agrees
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Madonna
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Finger trauma: Start with a cold compress. Crushed ice in a plastic bag, wrapped in a towel (never put ice directly on skin). Apply 10 minutes, off 10 minutes, repea... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Susan Madonna
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Menorrhagia: Pregnancy is highly unlikely since you had 2 menstrual periods since having sex, but you could check home pregnancy test. The problem now is the cra... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Susan Madonna
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Follow up needed: Please contact your Neurosurgeon or Orthopedist right away. It's not supposed to suddenly get worse 2 weeks later. Do you recall any sudden movement ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Madonna
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Vaginal discharge: You should see your Gynecologist for a vaginal exam. It sounds like you have some bleeding, but other dischage could look the same. Your doctor will w... Read More
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A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Susan Madonna
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Hip pain: You may have a sprain or strain of one or more of the muscles in your hip after taking that big step. Physical therapy should help. The sharp pain o... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Madonna
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Uterine bleeding: Abnormal uterine bleeding is bleeding that occurs with abnormal quantity, duration or timing. In your case abnormal timing. The most common causes in... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Susan Madonna
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Tubal ligation: Reversing a tubal ligation is a little like sewing together the ends of two strands of wet spaghetti. It may be done, but return to fertility cannot b... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Susan Madonna
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Yes: It is very likely that your rash is a new allergic reaction to Bactrim, (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) which would mean you are now allergic to w... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Susan Madonna
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Acne: Oral antibiotics are typically only prescribed for severe or cystic acne. Consider one or a combination of topical treatments first, some of which ar... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Madonna
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Autoimmune: 1:320 is a high titre of ANA, so likely positive for an autoimmune disorder. The diagnosis is made from multiple factors, so that test alone is not di... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Susan Madonna
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Rectal bleed: Minor rectal bleeding like you describe is typically caused by a hemorrhoid or an anal fissure. Please see your doctor for a rectal exam to determine... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Madonna
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Depression: Please schedule an appointment with a counselor. Also get a check-up by PCP since some medical conditions mimic depression. Avoid isolation. If pos... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Susan Madonna
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Chest pain: First of all, thank you for first seeing the cardiologist and pulmonologist. Other systems that affect that central chest region include the gastroin... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Madonna
Family Medicine 23 years experience
More info needed: You may have asked a question earlier and this is just follow up, but I can only see this one question. Please repeat background information for a bet... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Susan Madonna
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Okay to take all: These medications each work differently and together to help control allergic type asthma. You should discuss the inhaler with your doctor, and may be... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Madonna
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Benzoyl peroxide may be drying and could cause redness and irritation. Is it possible that your moisturizer has added color or fragrance that is irri... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Madonna
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Expired meds: I think you answered your own question. The medication was expired. In addition, it was denatured, probably by moisture effect on the aging package. N... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Madonna
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Menstrual changes: It is very common to have occasional menstrual irregularities. If you have been under a lot of stress, if you have suddenly increased your exercise o... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Madonna
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Chest pain: Go to Hospital now. While you might have something simple, like a viral gastroenteritis, chest pain and diaphoresis (sweating) in a 50 year old requir... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Madonna
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Bleeding from ear: How is your hearing in the affected ear? If decreased hearing, you may have ruptured your ear drum. Don’t worry, it will likely heal or can be repair... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Susan Madonna
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Probably not. The kidney is a little higher up, closer to the lower part of the rib cage. Chances are, you were either sitting in a draft or pulled a ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Madonna
Family Medicine 23 years experience
There are several possible causes of lumps in the groin region. Most common include a Bartholin’s gland cyst and an inclusion cyst resulting from an i... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Madonna
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Your chance of pregnancy after protected sex is low. Your chance of having 4 months of normal menstrual blood flow during pregnancy is very low. Noth... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Madonna
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Please schedule a visit with your primary physician or, if not possible to do quickly, go to urgent care. A urine culture and sensitivity test will he... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Susan Madonna
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Eyelashes are a specialized type of hair that grows along the margin of the eyelid. For more information, please review this rather detailed article: ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Susan Madonna
Family Medicine 23 years experience
No. Please check out this website for a more complete answer: https://www.livescience.com/covid-19-vaccine-efficacy-explained.html
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Susan Madonna
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Chances are, with your history of both disease and vaccination, that you have a nicely boosted immunity to covid, so you won’t get sick. You also stat... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Susan Madonna
Family Medicine 23 years experience
There are many possible causes of low vitamin B12 levels, some of which can be corrected. Malabsorption in the stomach or small intestine is most com... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Madonna
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Dog germs: Since dogs don’t wear shoes, they are likely to track in ordinary germs from the ground on their paws. Once the baby is crawling on the floor, it will... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Susan Madonna
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Your gas is more likely related to digestive issues or dietary changes. See your doctor or a gastroenterologist for evaluation. Possibilities include... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Madonna
Family Medicine 23 years experience
No pain med will correct the underlying problems of dislocation and giving way. That said, which pain meds usually work for you? Tylenol? Ibuprofen? ... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Susan Madonna
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Your finding could be a cyst, but there are other possibilities including a bone spur or sesamoid bone, perhaps a twisted bit of blood vessel, or mayb... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Madonna
Family Medicine 23 years experience
A biopsy is needed to figure out if your nodule is cancer or not. Please schedule with your doctor. Keep in mind that most breast masses are benign, b... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Madonna
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Azithromycin should not affect your menstrual cycle. It is unclear when your period was due, but if it is overdue, please check a pregnancy test.
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Madonna
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Finding yourself: You have taken the first step by identifying the problem and realizing it is time to move forward. Rather than regret anything from your past, find wa... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Susan Madonna
Family Medicine 23 years experience
No: Glad you asked, but no, antibiotics do not help cure viruses. They sometimes help cure bacterial infections, when they are used properly and for speci... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Madonna
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Abdominal pain : If your pain is severe, you should seek immediate medical attention. Depending on the location of your pain, it could be appendicitis which needs to b... Read More
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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Susan Madonna
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Advil: If you are generally healthy, in particular if your kidney function is typically normal, you should be able to metabolize 800mg of Advil (ibuprofen) w... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Susan Madonna
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Moles: Subungual nevi ( dark spots under the nail) can be due to melanoma and therefore should be checked by a dermatologist. Most are benign, but get it che... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Madonna
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Interactions: There is some potential for interaction between the prednisone and promethazine, particularly if you have a history of long QT syndrome or low potassi... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Madonna
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Ankle sprain: Cannot predict how long it will take for your ankle to heal, even after a second sprain. While it is possible you may have a type of post-injury arthr... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Madonna
Family Medicine 23 years experience
You certainly should discuss your fatigue with your doctor. Consideration should be given to anemia, thyroid disorders, maybe depression and several o... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Madonna
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Five weeks of heavy vaginal bleeding is not normal and can lead to anemia. The cause of your bleeding needs to be assessed and treated. Please try to... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Madonna
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Bacteriuria: Asymptomatic bacteriuria exists when there are bacteria in the urine but no symptoms. Current management advice is not to treat with antibiotics. Sma... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Madonna
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Carpal tunnel syndrome is possible, but so are lateral and medial epicondylitis, also known as tennis elbow and golfer’s elbow. Try to limit your vide... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Susan Madonna
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Might you not want to ask this sort of a question on a linguistics board than a health questions app?
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A male asked:
Dr. Susan Madonna
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Fistula: Vvf is a vesicovaginal fistula, which is a tract that connects the bladder (vesico) to the vagina. This type of fistula may allow urine to enter the v... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Susan Madonna
Family Medicine 23 years experience
I’m wondering if you are dehydrated, feeling anxious, have palpitations or other heart irregularities, have an inner ear infection or even just ear co... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Madonna
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Interactions?: Yes, this is a common combination for treatment of cold symptoms. You might prefer to take with food to minimize nausea, particularly the Aleve. You c... Read More
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Testimonials
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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! 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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