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Dr. Philip Junglas

Internal Medicine
South Euclid, OH
31 years experience male

Locations

University Hospitals of Cleveland Medical Practice, Cleveland Physicians group.

South Euclid, OH

Address

1611 S. Green, Suite 160, South Euclid, OH, US
Directions

My office hours

Tuesday: 8:00am - 4:00pm
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Fax

(216) 691-3501

Insurances accepted

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About

Bio

My goal is to offer tailored medical knowledge to individuals. On-line consults limited to current patients. Read on: Those who know me know that I consider medical knowledge "open source" and want all patients to understand their health issues. Thus, education, understanding and application are paramount. There are no secrets in medicine, only knowledge and the knowledge of how to use that knowledge. It seems that it should be easy to take care of ourselves, but it is still difficult. There are many barriers. Stress, fear, time constraints, financial limitations and simple human denial/wishful thinking and innate hungers can get in the way of each of our commitments to our own health. I like to illustrate our human predicament as that of a passenger in a car with a reckless driver trying to influence that reckless driver from the back seat. If the driver has bad driving behavior, the automobile may not last the expected "life" of the average vehicle. It may be damaged or prematurely sent to the junk yard. Yet, that is often what it is like to be human. The driver of our body is the brain. The brain has wants, desires and illusions that we have to control to keep our selves on the road and away from the potholes, telephone poles and cliffs. Urges to eat, not exercise, ignore health concerns and "someday get to that" are all driver behavior. The intellect in the back seat has a heck of a time trying to coax the driver into submission! Getting on and staying on a healthy course is hard work, but possible. It takes knowledge, practice and guidance/coaching. The best coach is one who has either mastered this or helped many others master their own behaviors. I have done both. I have been in practice for 20 years, helping others and I practice what I preach. I am always coaching my patients to do the same. Almost none of us have perfect health, but with a good history, exam and plan, all of us can learn to do the best with what we have! Peace, -Dr. Junglas

Specialties
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Internal Medicine

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Junglas
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
Clean and cover.: Gently wash off (do not scrub, hand wash with soap and water.) Then applying a small amount of petrolatum (Vaseline) while still moist. If the skin ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Junglas
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
Nerve injury: There are many locations the nerve could be injured. A primary care provider could help make the diagnosis.
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Junglas
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
Possibilities.: While the description sounds like a resolving bruise, I wonder why you are bruising if you had no trauma? It would be good to have a primary care doc... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Junglas
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
Risk goes up: for every day past due, the risk of ovulation and possible pregnancy goes up. If you are seeking to prevent unplanned pregnancy, try to remain on tim... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Junglas
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
Inflammation: your symptoms are "non-diagnostic." Infections, reactions to medications and rheumatological causes are all possible. If persists, see a primary car... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Junglas
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
Hydration,OTC&time: These can be very painful. Maintain hydration (which is easy to forget to do when in pain.) You can try Acetaminophen. If this dose not work, you ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Philip Junglas
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
Seek GYN consult.: Periods that are too frequent are concerning. Please contact a GYN to review your story and examine you.
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A female asked:
Dr. Philip Junglas
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
Adhesion: some tendons might have been partially glued together by scar tissue and they finally released.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Junglas
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
Predicting health: While it is hard to hear, the answer is possibly. The good news is sometimes these things don't recur. It is best to have been evaluated by at least ... Read More
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A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Junglas
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
Oils: The oils we eat are exuded through the pores. Did you ever notice a garlicky smell after a meal with garlic? You can try to look at the oily foods y... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Junglas
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
Eye exam/head exam: Pain with eye movement requires an exam. An optometrist or ophthalmologist would be a good start and then if all is ok, a primary care provider would... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Junglas
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
Contact or solar: Dermatitis of the skin can be from exposure (poison ivy/oak/sumac,) other direct allergens and sometimes the sun. Review with a dermatologist if prog... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Junglas
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
Ignore: You are not alone. Many have and get by ok. Get help accepting and try treatments until one helps.
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Junglas
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
Seek evaluation: There are a few possibilities and a primary care provider could help isolate the cause. Treatment is based on the cause. Possible causes are spinal ... Read More
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Junglas
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
Cystic swelling: Can be from a number of things. Infection, if present, would be concerning. This should be evaluated. If progressive, the evaluation should be tonig... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Junglas
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
Fasciculations: These can be from medications (allergy/decongestants and others) recent exercise and nerve issues, to name a few. If prolonged (over two to three day... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Philip Junglas
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
Stable = good+/-.: Fullness means there is something more buldging/larger than expected in an area. Peri-hilar means the area where your bronchial tree in the lung area... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Philip Junglas
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
Folliculitis: There are many causes of folliculitis, but hormonal changes could play a role. They usually resolve without incident.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Junglas
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
Second opinion: I routinely recommend discontinuing ineffective treatment. If you are having trouble with discontinuing and have underlying skin issues that could be... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Philip Junglas
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
Talk to prescriber: Prescription medications are prescribed at a certain dose for each person on an individual basis. You should discuss with the provider who prescribed... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Junglas
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
It is not less.: The milligrams are as printed. Perhaps the serving size of the 6oz was two (2) 6oz portions (which would make it 120mg which IS greater than 100mg.)
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Junglas
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
Old injury: It would be unlikely to have a tear like that without some previous injury. At 27, the injury could have been decades ago, but recently discovered. ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Junglas
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
Warmth: Warmth for 20 minutes 2-3 times a day can increase blood supply and allow the area to heal more quickly. However, if swelling into the finger occurs,... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Junglas
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
No, but...: Any growing skin lesion needs a look. A dermatologist would be the best "one stop shop," as they can diagnose and offer biopsy (if needed) on the sam... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Junglas
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
Lots of choices.: While you may be tempted to focus on a high protein diet, the well balanced diet of vegetables (dark green,) colorful fruits and vegetables (yellow, r... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Junglas
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
Nocturnal leg cramps: These are common and may be seen in a variety of situations. They can occur after a moderate or more exercise routine or the discontinuation of a rou... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Junglas
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
Unknown safety.: I did a quick research on the product. Chlorophyllin is a chemically altered chlorophyll. It has not been tested in a way that promotes a doctor to... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Junglas
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
Seek evaluation.: Any neck soreness from a "lump" needs an evaluation. The timing of the evaluation is based on the speed at which the symptoms are developing. If the... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Junglas
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
Timing is everything: Generally, a cough lingering over 6 weeks with no other symptoms should be evaluated.
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Junglas
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
Location is key.: Presuming it is on scrotum and base of penis, these could be Fordyce spots. . http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fordyce's_spots
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Junglas
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
Cyst or lymph node: Lumps in the axillae/arm pit are usually sebaceous/glandular cysts or lymph nodes. The cysts will usually seem to be part of the skin or just below it... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Junglas
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
When to seek help:: The color and location of the pimples are not enough information to offer guidance. If they are lingering more than a few days, though, it is prudent... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Philip Junglas
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
Paresthesia: Monitor for any redness/blistering and if noted, contact primary care provider for exam and treatment for shingles. Otherwise, may be a cutaneous ner... Read More
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This made me feel good. Thanks! Thanks. The center of the ring is normal definitely out of the norm for me. I will bring it up to my dr..
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Your answer made me feel good! Thanks :) I see a neuro and all they think of is carpal tunnel...

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, OH
Graduated 1991MD

Residency

SUMMA HEALTH SYSTEMS HOSPITALS
Completed 1994

Awards

Compassion in Medicine endowment fund at CWRU Medical School in my name.
Thought Leader, Third Place, Cleveland Region - Spring
2015
Top Doctor, Third Place, Cleveland Region - Spring
2015

Affiliations

American Board Of Internal Medicine
Academy Of Medicine Of Cleveland
Board of NAMI, Geuaga County, Ohio
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