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Dr. Kristin Stropnicky

Family Medicine
NY
10 years experience female

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Specialties
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Family Medicine

Licenses

United States: New Jersey

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

53 Answers
59 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kristin Stropnicky
Family Medicine 10 years experience
Take as prescribed: Drugs should be taken exactly as prescribed by your physician. Generally, Klonopin (clonazepam) is prescribed as a daily medication rather than taken... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kristin Stropnicky
Family Medicine 10 years experience
Yes: There is always a chance of pregnancy when you are sexually active. Even with birth control medication and condoms this is true since neither is 100%... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kristin Stropnicky
Family Medicine 10 years experience
Retest at 3&6 months: For HIV, it can take up to 6 months after exposure to develop the antibodies that are detected by the test. So retesting is recommended usually at 3... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kristin Stropnicky
Family Medicine 10 years experience
Yes: Slight variations of your regular cycle are normal.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kristin Stropnicky
Family Medicine 10 years experience
Yes: Volunteering (in any field) and as well clinical work will both be great experience to note on your medical school application. Regarding standardiz... Read More
A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kristin Stropnicky
Family Medicine 10 years experience
No contraindication: History of a stroke is not a contraindication for either acupuncture or massage, and both modalities can be helpful for neck pain. Another treatment ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kristin Stropnicky
Family Medicine 10 years experience
Immunity: A positive or "reactive" Hepatitis B surface antibody (ab) result means that you are demonstrating immunity to the Hepatitis B virus either through su... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kristin Stropnicky
Family Medicine 10 years experience
Yes: It is safe to take biotin, multivitamins, and omega 3 supplements together. However, any supplements should be discussed with your physician as they ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kristin Stropnicky
Family Medicine 10 years experience
Dehydration?: Infants can easily become dehydrated, especially if they are not eating and having diarrhea. This can happen quickly, can be very concerning, and war... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kristin Stropnicky
Family Medicine 10 years experience
Possible infection: I recommend a visit to your doctor. You symptoms may indicate an infection that needs drainage and/or antibiotics. Alternatively, it could be a loca... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kristin Stropnicky
Family Medicine 10 years experience
Yes, although...: the older your baby is, the safer it will be. (if baby is less than 2 months old, more caution is advised). One of the ingredients (pseudoephedrine)... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kristin Stropnicky
Family Medicine 10 years experience
Conception occurs...: after ovulation, which, during a normal cycle, is on about the 14th day (counting day 1 as the first day of your last period (LMP)). If a woman has i... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kristin Stropnicky
Family Medicine 10 years experience
Slightly high.: According to the American Heart Association, your maximum heart rate while exercising should be about 220 minus your age. So for a 23 year old, it wo... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Kristin Stropnicky
Family Medicine 10 years experience
Needs testing: A chronic yeast infection (and one that is resistant to appropriate treatment) is concerning and warrants further testing (to make sure it is in fact ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kristin Stropnicky
Family Medicine 10 years experience
Constipation?: One cause of a stomach feeling firm to the touch could be constipation. To prevent this, it is recommended to eat a diet high in fiber and keep well ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kristin Stropnicky
Family Medicine 10 years experience
No.: I assume you are saying you are 5 weeks pregnant and asking about a damaging effect on the fetus? Do not worry. The amount of Lysol inadvertently in... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kristin Stropnicky
Family Medicine 10 years experience
Can be normal: Even though a silver-dollar sized mosquito bite looks concerning, it may just be a normal reaction your body is having to the irritant from the mosqui... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kristin Stropnicky
Family Medicine 10 years experience
Yes: It is normal. And as a reminder: always use a barrier method of protection during intercourse to decrease the chance of STD transmission and decrease... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kristin Stropnicky
Family Medicine 10 years experience
Yes.: Counting the first day of your period as day 1, in a regular 28 day cycle ovulation would occur on day #14. Having vaginal intercourse on days 12, 13... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kristin Stropnicky
Family Medicine 10 years experience
Ignore: Avoid constipation by drinking plenty of water and eating a high fiber diet!
A female asked:
Dr. Kristin Stropnicky
Family Medicine 10 years experience
Possibly: Condoms (and other barrier methods for protection) are not 100% effective at preventing pregnancy. If there is any question (like a late period) taki... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kristin Stropnicky
Family Medicine 10 years experience
If you got...: ..your period 2 days after intercourse, pregnancy is unlikely. But no birth control is 100% effective for preventing pregnancy, so if there is any qu... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kristin Stropnicky
Family Medicine 10 years experience
Ignore: Always wear sunscreen and visit a dermatologist annually for a skin check!
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kristin Stropnicky
Family Medicine 10 years experience
No.: If you do not have any other complaints--no pain, bruising, redness, or history of injury, I would not worry. Our bodies are not naturally perfectly ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kristin Stropnicky
Family Medicine 10 years experience
Unlikely: #1 Congrats on breastfeeding--it is not easy! #2 After 4 days, it is unlikely you will experience engorgement now. If you do, a few things that may ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kristin Stropnicky
Family Medicine 10 years experience
Yes but unlikely : as Nexplanon is over 99% effective when used correctly (used for 3 years max). To reassure yourself, take a urine pregnancy test. Hormonal birth con... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Kristin Stropnicky
Family Medicine 10 years experience
Generally yes: Also known as "MiraLax", this is generally safe to take daily, however it should be done under the direction of a physician if there is an ongoing pro... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Kristin Stropnicky
Family Medicine 10 years experience
It might depend...: ...on the state. You may have to check with the state you are in. However, in NY, I have seen Rx pads with multiple doctors names at the top with ch... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kristin Stropnicky
Family Medicine 10 years experience
See a doctor: There are many different causes of fatigue and bloating, and often times medical tests including blood work are needed. An appointment with a doctor ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kristin Stropnicky
Family Medicine 10 years experience
Pregnancy test: This is most likely a normal variation of your regular period. However, if you have had sexual intercourse there is always a chance of pregnancy. ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kristin Stropnicky
Family Medicine 10 years experience
There is no evidence: to show that apple cider vinegar improves chances of becoming pregnant. Look up how to track your ovulation and thus the time of the month you are mo... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kristin Stropnicky
Family Medicine 10 years experience
PCP: An internist or family practitioner can easily initially evaluate you for this complaint. Tests that may be done could include: X-ray and blood work ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Kristin Stropnicky
Family Medicine 10 years experience
Watch your cycle..: If you feel you are both ready to have and care for a child, the best way to increase the chances of pregnancy is to have sexual intercourse when you ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Kristin Stropnicky
Family Medicine 10 years experience
Yes...: You are correct, regarding the pharmacology and metabolism, they are both CYP450: 2D6 substrates and metabolized through the liver. They may have add... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kristin Stropnicky
Family Medicine 10 years experience
Generally not: Clonidine is not a controlled substance and is generally not tested for on a routine drug screen. A similar sounding medication called Klonopin, (clo... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kristin Stropnicky
Family Medicine 10 years experience
It's unclear, but...: another cause of fatigue and SOB can be anemia, so a blood test for that would also be recommended. Regarding the pulse ox, if you got subsequent read... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kristin Stropnicky
Family Medicine 10 years experience
Try position change: Yes, when breast feeding it is helpful to alternate sides frequently. Also, if baby is not staying on the breast, it could be due to poor latch and p... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kristin Stropnicky
Family Medicine 10 years experience
Unlikely, but: it depends on several factors. Hair follicle drug screens are affected by: 1. time between consumption and hair collection, 2. type of hair collecte... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kristin Stropnicky
Family Medicine 10 years experience
Many to chose from!: The best exercises for your core are the ones that involve the entire torso, not just the abdominal muscles. Strengthening the back and muscles suppo... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kristin Stropnicky
Family Medicine 10 years experience
Normal: It would be normal for a 3 month old to have anywhere from one to ten bowel movements a day. As long as she is going at least once a day, there is li... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kristin Stropnicky
Family Medicine 10 years experience
It is possible: but it depends where you were in your cycle when you stopped the pill. A home pregnancy test would be recommended in this situation, and if negative ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kristin Stropnicky
Family Medicine 10 years experience
No.: In order for pregnancy to occur, the semen has to enter your vagina.
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kristin Stropnicky
Family Medicine 10 years experience
Keep taking them: Please keep taking the amoxicillin and metronidazole as prescribed by your doctor for the entire course. Sometimes it takes a few days to start to fe... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kristin Stropnicky
Family Medicine 10 years experience
See a doctor: The symptoms you are describing could be something serious - you need a complete evaluation with a pelvic exam for definitive diagnosis. You would ne... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kristin Stropnicky
Family Medicine 10 years experience
No, do not do this.: If you are already on thyroid medication, the dose is individually adjusted based on your specific symptoms and lab results. Please do not change the... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kristin Stropnicky
Family Medicine 10 years experience
Still could be a UTI: Pain in your bladder, or "suprapubic pain" or pressure can be an indication of a cystitis-a bladder infection- even without dysuria (painful urination... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kristin Stropnicky
Family Medicine 10 years experience
Yes: 38 weeks pregnant is considered full term and a safe gestational age for a baby to be delivered. However, there are many other factors (including a c... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kristin Stropnicky
Family Medicine 10 years experience
Pus: in the mouth is concerning for infection that needs treatment by a physician or dentist.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kristin Stropnicky
Family Medicine 10 years experience
Depends: A common side effect of acetaminophen (APAP/Tylenol) with codeine is nausea. However, there are other reasons a postoperative patient can have nausea... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Kristin Stropnicky
Family Medicine 10 years experience
Ice for swelling: Applying ice topically is helpful to bring down swelling from trauma. It is best to use a barrier between your skin and the ice, like a paper towel o... Read More

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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine, ME
Graduated 2012MD

Awards

TOP DOCTOR, First Place, The Binghamton Region - 2018
TOP FAMILY PHYSICIAN, First Place, New York - 2018
THOUGHT LEADER, First Place, The Binghamton Region - 2018
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