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Dr. Akbar Zikria

Family Medicine
San Jose, CA
9 years experience male

About

Bio

I am a trained family physician from an osteopathic background having done my medical school at Western University of Health Sciences in the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific. I went on to do my family medicine residency training at O'Connor Hospital in San Jose, CA (a Stanford Unvisersity affiliated program). I grew up in Fremont, CA and have found the Bay Area to be my home despite having been born in Pittsburgh, PA. I am married, no kids yet, and enjoy staying active and eating healthy. In a way, I guess I'm just trying to practice what I preach to my patients.

Specialties
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Family Medicine

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

25 Answers
30 Agrees
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Akbar Zikria
Family Medicine 9 years experience
Gestational Age: If this is your gestational age based on your last menstrual period, you should be just over 2 months. Make sure you have a 1st trimester (better) or ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Akbar Zikria
Family Medicine 9 years experience
Happiness...: Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but it really is about what it means to you and what makes you happy!
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Akbar Zikria
Family Medicine 9 years experience
Multifactorial: Headaches can be tough to manage. If it's he worst headache of your life getting seen urgently is recommended. Persistent headaches can be associated ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Akbar Zikria
Family Medicine 9 years experience
Yes you can...: You can definitely have acid reflux or regurgitation without heartburn symptoms. Medications like Nexium (esomeprazole) may or may not work depending ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Akbar Zikria
Family Medicine 9 years experience
Doctor evaluation: It is possible for stress and anxiety to present with several different types of symptoms (i.e. chest pain, shortness of breath, abdominal pain, decre... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Akbar Zikria
Family Medicine 9 years experience
Oxygen to the heart!: Propranol is a non-selective beta blocker in that it blocks beta 1 and beta 2 receptors. By blocking beta 1 it helps to slow down the heart allowing m... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Akbar Zikria
Family Medicine 9 years experience
Eye issues: These may be normal findings such as "floaters" which are deposits of various sizes, shapes, consistency and refractive indices located within the vit... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Akbar Zikria
Family Medicine 9 years experience
See a doctor soon...: Your symptoms are somewhat concerning. You may be having a urinary tract infection which can cause abdominal pain. Also, UTI's can cause dehydration w... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Akbar Zikria
Family Medicine 9 years experience
Baby Bowel movement : Unlikely there was mucous in the stool. Baby bowel movements especially in the first 4-6 months will generally be a little loose given their only inta... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Akbar Zikria
Family Medicine 9 years experience
Infection?: Pain is usually a typical sequela that follows a tooth extraction, and it should slowly decrease as days pass. If pain meds are needed, the dentist or... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Akbar Zikria
Family Medicine 9 years experience
Possible: It is possible you may have had an infection initially. Usually with an active infection there is redness, warmth, pus, and pain. Fungal infections ca... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Akbar Zikria
Family Medicine 9 years experience
Not really: Given this isn't quite cold and flu season (at least where I'm from), your symptoms appear to be more in tune with allergies and a cough due to post-n... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Akbar Zikria
Family Medicine 9 years experience
Rx medications: Cellulitis is a medical issue and could lead to serious conditions (i.e. septic shock, necrotizing fasciitis). It is advisable to seek out a physician... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Akbar Zikria
Family Medicine 9 years experience
Advil ok: Drinking alcohol with Advil is not typically advised given you may have some stomach discomfort from the increased stomach line irritation. However, 2... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Akbar Zikria
Family Medicine 9 years experience
Ignore: Cut out foods with added sugars (i.e. sodas, juices, sweets) and stay away from processed foods.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Akbar Zikria
Family Medicine 9 years experience
Common side effects: Nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea are common side effects of Amoxicillin. Abdominal pain may potentially be a side effect, especially, in the setting of ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Akbar Zikria
Family Medicine 9 years experience
Gastritis/Dyspepsia: Your symptoms appear to be consistent with possible inflammation of the stomach lining given the location reported. When the lining is irritated nause... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Akbar Zikria
Family Medicine 9 years experience
Many possibilities..: It's hard to say without a more extensive history what this is exactly. However, more commonly your eyes can strain and become fatigued with prolonged... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Akbar Zikria
Family Medicine 9 years experience
Biliary sludge: Doesn't mean much aside from more bile acid build up in the gall bladder. With more build up, gall stones can grown in size leading to more pain and p... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Akbar Zikria
Family Medicine 9 years experience
Usually normal...: Depending on the mechanism of injury (or how you hurt it), the findings may be normal. For example, jamming your finger while catching a football or b... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Akbar Zikria
Family Medicine 9 years experience
Breakthrough bleed: Breakthrough bleeding is a common side effect of any hormonal therapy medication for contraception. Usually the emergency hormonal therapy has a type ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Akbar Zikria
Family Medicine 9 years experience
Unlikely: Typical UTI symptoms consist of burning with urination, increased frequency, urgency, fevers, and nausea. Your symptoms although not quite consistent ... Read More
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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Akbar Zikria
Family Medicine 9 years experience
Warts: Verruca vulgaris also known as warts are caused by the human papilloma virus. They're generally benign and can be treated with topical salicylic acid ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Akbar Zikria
Family Medicine 9 years experience
Maybe a little...: Vegetarians usually have well balanced diets aside from b12 that is found in meat. Hence, a multi-vitamin would help under these circumstances or if y... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Akbar Zikria
Family Medicine 9 years experience
Post-nasal drip: Cough is really the last symptom to resolve for viral upper respiratory infections. Cough medications, hydration (at least 6-8 cups water per day) +/-... Read More
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Testimonials
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Thank you notes
Aug 7, 2015
Great bedside manner, gives expert answers to questions. Collaborates well with colleagues and there's an asset to us all here at HealthTap!
HealthTap member
This was very helpful. Thanks! Hello doc my name is rottsfield,Gustafsson i live in Sweden please give me a prescription recepy on nitrazepam5mg as soon as poosible and connect me on my e-mail adress ...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! I am a nurse, married to an ER Doc and we both wanted a neutral 2nd opinion. We are on the same page, this is a first to find a generic NOT like the original drug. Thank...Read More
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Thanks. There's no tolerance. I only took a few Ambien each time.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific, CA
Graduated 2013MD

Residency

O'CONNOR HOSPITAL

Affiliations

American Academy Of Family Physicians
American Osteopathic Association
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