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Dr. Edward Hirsch

Infectious Disease
Lauderdale Lakes, FL
33 years experience male

Locations

Office

Lauderdale Lakes, FL

Address

2951 NW 49th Ave., Suite 205, Lauderdale Lakes, FL, US
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 10am - 3:00pm
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Fax

(954) 733-7650

Insurances accepted

Coventry Health Care

About

Bio

I am an infectious diseases specialist with over 20 years experience. I treat all infectious diseases, from fevers, high white blood cell counts to pneumonia, sepsis, blood poisoning and AIDS. I am in solo practice with a nurse practitioner helping me. I try my best to treat every patient as if they were my family member.

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.

Infectious Disease

Internal Medicine

Licenses

United States: Florida

Doctor Q&A

49 Answers
7 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Hirsch
Infectious Disease 33 years experience
See your doctor: If your girlfriend has a strep throat and you were in close contact with her before she had been on antibiotics for a day, then there is a good chance... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hirsch
Infectious Disease 33 years experience
Yes: Biaxin (clarithromycin) is an antibiotic that is in a different class than amoxicillin. They kill different bacteria. So, it is possible that your doc... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hirsch
Infectious Disease 33 years experience
Maybe: Losartan can cause cough. If you have a cough from Losartan, then you should stop it, AFTER you speak to your doctor and get something else for your h... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Hirsch
Infectious Disease 33 years experience
Yes : Typically HSV2 is found in the genital area and HSV1 is found in the oral area but both can be found in either location. However, herpes is not typica... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hirsch
Infectious Disease 33 years experience
Yes: It is safe to take a probiotic on a daily basis. Initially, you may have diarrhea or gas or malodor. However, with values, those symptoms should go a... Read More
A 68-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Hirsch
Infectious Disease 33 years experience
Maybe: How long were you sick with the pneumonia? How long did you stay in bed? The longer you sit around and don't move (like we all do when sick) the more ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hirsch
Infectious Disease 33 years experience
Wait: As the first hours, days and weeks of pregnancy are crucial to the development of the baby, the less medications and drugs and infections that can har... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hirsch
Infectious Disease 33 years experience
Don't know: There are too many possibilities that it could be. You need to see a doctor and have it looked at to have a real diagnosis. Both of your concerns (col... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hirsch
Infectious Disease 33 years experience
Yes: walking in water vs on land burns more calories because there is more resistance in water than air. You have to use more muscle to walk in water.
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hirsch
Infectious Disease 33 years experience
7-10 days?: It depends on several factors. Are you still using the nystatin? Are you using a steroid inhaler? Are you done with the antibiotic? If you are not usi... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Hirsch
Infectious Disease 33 years experience
Yes but shouldn't: Amox/clav does not have any significant interactions with alcohol. However, alcohol weakens your immune system, so drinking while infected usually mea... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hirsch
Infectious Disease 33 years experience
Yes you can : We are all colonized with bacteria on us and in us. After having a MRSA infection, it is probably one of your colonizers. So, it could be the cause of... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hirsch
Infectious Disease 33 years experience
Depends : Antibiotics should be prescribed based on the location of the infection and what the most likely organisms present at that location. Your doctor shoul... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hirsch
Infectious Disease 33 years experience
Viral?: It's most likely viral as most upper respiratory infections are. It is possible it is bacterial and you were given the wrong antibiotic. Viruses may t... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hirsch
Infectious Disease 33 years experience
Reflux?: acid reflux can cause asthma and coughing. If you are coughing every time you eat, you may be having reflux due to either expansion of your stomach or... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hirsch
Infectious Disease 33 years experience
Yes: Normal temperature is a range from 36.1 C to 37.7 C. It is normal for a person's temperature to fluctuate over the course of the day. We are coldest i... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hirsch
Infectious Disease 33 years experience
Likely no: The symptoms you describe are often from infection, either viral (more common) or bacterial. Can cancer present like this, yes, but not commonly. At t... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hirsch
Infectious Disease 33 years experience
Maybe: If your urinary tract symptoms are still present, then you need to continue the macrobid. However, macrobid rarely causes thrush. If you truly have th... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hirsch
Infectious Disease 33 years experience
Yes: Viruses can last up to three weeks. So, if you are still tired after being infected last week and the rest of your symptoms are gone, the fatigue may ... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Hirsch
Infectious Disease 33 years experience
Possible sinusitis : One of the more common causes of bad breath is sinusitis. It doesn't have to be a bacterial sinusitis. It can be caused by a virus or allergies. Often... Read More
A 75-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Hirsch
Infectious Disease 33 years experience
Yes: Ceftriaxone may be administered as either a push injection or a slow drip (over 15-30 minutes) It can also be given as an intramuscular injection. All... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hirsch
Infectious Disease 33 years experience
Either: If it is not thick and light straw colored, it is probably just serous fluid. If it is thick, creamy and yellow, then you should go back and see the d... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hirsch
Infectious Disease 33 years experience
Maybe: The time varies. The real question is did it get better with the cephalexin or not. If it did, then you just need more time. If it did not, then maybe... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Edward Hirsch
Infectious Disease 33 years experience
Yes, you could: Abdominal pain and lack of appetite are often presenting symptoms of appendicitis. You should go to the emergency room (accident ward) and get checked... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hirsch
Infectious Disease 33 years experience
See you doctor: typically, bacterial vaginosis patients complain of a thin, watery, foul smelling discharge. If you have or had burning, then you might have a differe... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Hirsch
Infectious Disease 33 years experience
Possibly: What did you do to give yourself a hematoma? Did you break the skin? Hematomas can be hard, swollen, warm and red. However, heat, redness and swelling... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hirsch
Infectious Disease 33 years experience
No: To be bitten in the U.S. And get malaria is extremely rare. Plus, a muscle ache in your wrist is not the presenting symptom. A muscle ache in your wri... Read More
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Hirsch
Infectious Disease 33 years experience
Maybe: Klebsiella pneumoniae can usually be treated with antibiotics. Levofloxacin is one antibiotic that may work. There are some strains of this bacteria t... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Hirsch
Infectious Disease 33 years experience
Yes: ciprofloxacin and amoxicillin are both antibiotics. They kill different bacteria with only a slight overlap so it is possible your doctor might have p... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hirsch
Infectious Disease 33 years experience
Normal: That is radiologist jargon for having a normal appearing bowel on the x-ray. We all have gas in our bowels and a "non obstructive bowel gas pattern" m... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hirsch
Infectious Disease 33 years experience
It is safe: There should be no problem wearing clean underwear if it doesn't rub and irritate the area more. You should probably put some over the counter antibio... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hirsch
Infectious Disease 33 years experience
Antibiotics: Anything that kills the normal bacteria in the mouth can let thrush grow. Usually this is caused by antibiotics, but if her immune system is compromis... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hirsch
Infectious Disease 33 years experience
Very unlikely: unless there was visible dirt or body secretions/blood on the table and you had open wounds, it would be very unlikely to become infected that way. Yo... Read More
A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Hirsch
Infectious Disease 33 years experience
Maybe: It is not understood how it is transmitted. We think it is mostly by respiratory droplets of nasal secretions. But it can be during birth or breast fe... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hirsch
Infectious Disease 33 years experience
8-12 hours: depending on the strength of the pill, amoxicillin is usually prescribed every 8 hours or every 12 hours.
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Hirsch
Infectious Disease 33 years experience
Yes: Flu really refers to influenza, which is typically a winter bug and affects mostly the respiratory system. "Stomach flu" is a nonmedical term people u... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Edward Hirsch
Infectious Disease 33 years experience
Not: HIV and herpes are both viruses and both may be sexually transmitted. However, having one does not give you the other. Until you are in a monogamous r... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Hirsch
Infectious Disease 33 years experience
Ingrown hair?: Are you sure it is a lymph node? An ingrown hair causing an abscess can cause a lump in an armpit. If it truly is a lymph node, then the nodes in the ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Edward Hirsch
Infectious Disease 33 years experience
Yes, don't go: If you go into a swimming pool with a cold sore, it is possible the chlorine will make it sting. Also, despite the chlorine, there may still be bacter... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hirsch
Infectious Disease 33 years experience
Yes, possible: you didn't say whether or not you had an echocardiogram done but subacute endocarditis can have a prodrome of a month or so.
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Hirsch
Infectious Disease 33 years experience
Yes: You should avoid dairy products while taking tetracycline, NOT doxycycline. One of the advantages of doxycycline is no dietary restrictions. You do ne... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hirsch
Infectious Disease 33 years experience
Unlikely : Xanax (alprazolam) is a benzodiazepine. That class of drug treats seizures. It doesn't cause them.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hirsch
Infectious Disease 33 years experience
Go to the doctor: If you have three days of vomiting and fever, you are likely dehydrated and need to see a doctor now. Based on the fact your roommate has it too, you ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Hirsch
Infectious Disease 33 years experience
Maybe: The brown in your sputum may be blood or, could be from infection. If it is blood, it may be from your nose bleed or it could be due to coughing very ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Hirsch
Infectious Disease 33 years experience
No: Chlorine kills it
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hirsch
Infectious Disease 33 years experience
About a day: the half life of augmentin is from 1-3 hours. After four to five half lives, the drug is essentially gone from the body.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hirsch
Infectious Disease 33 years experience
Maybe but maybe not: cultures, while better than the rapid tests (and cultures are the gold standard) are still not perfect. Your symptoms were compatible with strep and y... Read More
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Hirsch
Infectious Disease 33 years experience
Yes: If you were going to convert, you most likely would have done so by 90 days. Given that you used a condom, and have negative testing, you are negative... Read More

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Hirsch is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Hirsch is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you for your reply, the doctor has taken a urine sample and pressed my stomach so I'm just waiting to see if the pain gets worse
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Ty I always have blood work it's always ok, I'll assume it's the virus
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Thank you, your quick reply made me feel good! Thank u! Made the mistake of googling. I will make a doc appt.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, NJ
Graduated 1989MD

Residency

Winthrop University Hospital

Awards

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