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Dr. Karen Koffler

Internal Medicine
FL
32 years experience female

About

Bio

Professionally, I have trained and certified in Internal Medicine (University of Colorado), Integrative Medicine (University of Arizona) and Functional Medicine (Institute for Functional Medicine). My approach to health is preventive and wholistic and I prefer to use more gentle strategies like food, herbs, supplements, acupuncture, mind-body techniques, to help restore the natural capacity of the body. I will, when appropriate, use conventional medicine but I fundamentally believe in the body's ability to heal itself and see it as my job to help this natural capacity.

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Internal Medicine

Licenses

United States: Florida

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

58 Answers
34 Agrees
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A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Karen Koffler
Internal Medicine 32 years experience
I would look further: You are young and have signs of an enlarged heart. I would be aggressive and I would want to see and echo report and make sure you do not have sleep apnea . Your blood pressure should be very well controlled by maximizing lifestyle: nutrition to lower, exercise, stress relief, great sleep. Stay on top of this, ok?
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Karen Koffler
Internal Medicine 32 years experience
Don't do that...: I suspect you are "popping" your ribs where they meet your sternum or breast bone. I would not think that is a good idea to intentionally do. So, no, it is not ok...
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Karen Koffler
Internal Medicine 32 years experience
Could be: This could easily be checked through a blood test. A full series of blood work should be drawn if it hasn't been to evaluate the hepatomegaly and elevated LFTs. If it is hemochromatosis, the treatment is relatively easy. Good luck and get it checked out.

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Thank you Dr Koffler. I appreciate your response very much. I agree with what you stated. Yes I think something is wrong but every test, every examination, etc come back to no avail. No one helping
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This made me feel good. Thanks! Thank you. I have an appointment with my PCP in three weeks and will ask then. It makes me feel better to know this is not an emergency.
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This was very helpful. Thanks! I appreciate it very much. No pain yet just uncomfortable--hopefully I can get it managed before any worsening. thank you again

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Miami
Graduated 1989MD
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