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Dr. Alexandrr Lakowsky

Internal Medicine
Burlingame, CA
21 years experience male

Locations

Office

Burlingame, CA

Address

1860 El Camino real, Ste 321, Burlingame, CA, US
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My office hours

Tuesday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
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Fax

(650) 552-8199

Insurances accepted

Aetna

Cigna

About

Bio

I have been in private practice in San Francisco Bay Area for amost ten years. I have special interest in cardiovascular disease, diabetes, hypertension, and weight loss management. We place great emphasis on preventative health care as we try to hard to educate patients on how to better their health. I aso do quite a bit of urgent care for typical colds, sore throats, aches and pains. We strive to provide our patients with best possible care in efficient and affordable way. For more info please visit my website www. Drlakowsky.com

Specialties
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Internal Medicine

Languages spoken

English, Russian

Doctor Q&A

43 Answers
10 Agrees
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alexandrr Lakowsky
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Most likely not: This is most likely a benign adenoma; however, due to vascularity it may need to be biopsies/excised. Your nodule is right at the borderline for biop... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Alexandrr Lakowsky
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Could be infected: This could be sign of infection and I suggest you see your doctor to get it treated ASAP
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alexandrr Lakowsky
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Most likely normal: Depending on the lab where you had it done, ranges of TSH will vary but typically, anywhere from 0.45 to 4.5 is considered normal.
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alexandrr Lakowsky
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Belsomra: This is a new medication that shows some promising results. It works directly in the "sleep center" and makes falling asleep easier. It is available ... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alexandrr Lakowsky
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Try antifungal cream: This could be ring worm (a fungal infection) and you can try any anti fungal cream such as ketoconazole
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alexandrr Lakowsky
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
It depends: Most upper respiratory tract infections are viral in nature and antibiotics aren't indicated. If are given antibiotics for presumed bacterial sinus o... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alexandrr Lakowsky
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Part of aging: Most of the time cataracts are part of aging. Not all people develop cataracts but those who do usually show manifestation in his/her 60s and later. ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alexandrr Lakowsky
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Allergic rhinitis : Sounds like this is more of an inflammation ( Allergic rhinitis) rather than infection. I suggest you try intranasal cortisone spray such as fluticaso... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alexandrr Lakowsky
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Need more tests: Dizziness and elevated bili along with high blood pressure could be sign of end organ damage . I would certainly try to get more tests (Cbc, serum che... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alexandrr Lakowsky
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Check it out asap: While this could be dyspepsia or reflux you should be sure to have it checked out with your doctor soon to rule out other causes. With your smoking an... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Alexandrr Lakowsky
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Tell your doc: You can probably just continue with original instructions and finish treatment course. But I would tell your father's doctor right away to get his t... Read More
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A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alexandrr Lakowsky
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Have it checked out: This could be sign of an ulcer, gallbladder, or more serious stomach issue. I suggest you see your doctor and have it checked out: need some lab tes... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alexandrr Lakowsky
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Get it checked out: These are probably being palpitations that are commonly related to anxiety . You should see your doctor and have it checked out though (will need at l... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alexandrr Lakowsky
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Yes: Ok to take zofran on as needed basis. There should be no major problems with lexapro (escitalopram) and zofran together.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alexandrr Lakowsky
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
See eye doctor: This may represent corneal abrasion and you should see your ophthalmologist soon
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alexandrr Lakowsky
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
PCP or ENT: I would start with your primary care doctor and have him/her examine you . This could be infection or inflammation in your mouth/tongue and could be ... Read More
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A 64-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alexandrr Lakowsky
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Fluids, cough syrup: Start with drinking plenty of fluids along with salt water gargles periodically for sore throat. Ibuprofen can help with headaches and body aches. T... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alexandrr Lakowsky
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Need to see eye doc: You may have corneal abrasion and I suggest you see your eye doctor soon. In the meantime you can use artificial tears or saline eye drops.
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A female asked:
Dr. Alexandrr Lakowsky
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Yeast infection: Yeast infection or bacterial vaginosis. You can try tioconazole vaginal cream to start with. If this does not work you should see your doctor for ex... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alexandrr Lakowsky
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Yes: Breast tenderness could be one of the first signs of pregnancy. Since you are a week late I suggest you try home pregnancy test first.
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A female asked:
Dr. Alexandrr Lakowsky
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Arthritis : This sounds like arthritis but need more information: how old you are , do joints hurt more in the morning or all day long, is there any swelling of t... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alexandrr Lakowsky
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Yes: Antibiotics are effective against bacteria only, not viruses. It is definitely possible to get a viral infection while taking antibiotics
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alexandrr Lakowsky
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Could be either : Sounds like it's a pulled muscle and you can try some anti inflammatory medications along with heat applied to your calf. However, blood clot must be ... Read More
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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alexandrr Lakowsky
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Yes: It sounds like miralax (polyethylene glycol) has done its job. You can either stop it altogether or reduce the dose.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alexandrr Lakowsky
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Spending time indoor: Cold weather won't cause the cold/flu; however, ti's the consequence of cold weather that does. Most of us tend to stand indoors when temperatures dr... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alexandrr Lakowsky
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Iron deficiency: Based on those numbers alone it sounds like you have iron deficiency (could be due to heavy periods) . More information is needed though to give you ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Alexandrr Lakowsky
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
After 1st trimester: Typically either Allegra (fexofenadine) or Zyrtec are considered safe in pregnancy in your 2nd and 3rd trimester. In the first trimester, you have to... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alexandrr Lakowsky
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
No: A simple X-ray will not reveal an ulcer. The definitive test for ulcer detection is upper endoscopy .
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexandrr Lakowsky
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
No: Pre-existing conditions have been removed from all insurance carriers since initiation of Affordable Care Act.
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alexandrr Lakowsky
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Reflux: This is likely a sign of some sort of indigestion or reflux. You can try anti-acid such as Pepcid (famotidine) to see if symptoms get better. You sh... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alexandrr Lakowsky
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Neck muscle spasm : Try ibuprofen or naproxen along with some heat applied to base of the neck. If does not help see your doc to get muscle relaxants.
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alexandrr Lakowsky
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Lumbar disc injury: We need a bit more info: do you have any numbness or tingling going down your hip/thigh? Does the pain get better with rest and/or worse with activit... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alexandrr Lakowsky
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Gastroenteritis: Sounds like food poisoning/gastroenteritis. Try to keep up with fluids (half Gatorade and half water) along with bland diet. Most of these things ge... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alexandrr Lakowsky
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Not bad: All intranasal sprays are designed with this in mind. It is understood that some of the spray will end up being swallowed (albeit inadvertently). So d... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alexandrr Lakowsky
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Check pregnancy test: First and foremost check home pregnancy test. If negative this could be viral enteritis and I would have it checked out with your doctor.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alexandrr Lakowsky
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Many causes: The list of diagnoses that could present as you stated is too long to attempt. However, most likely this is "nervous" diarrhea which is a subset of ... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alexandrr Lakowsky
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Trial of antihistami: This is likely dermatographism when your skin sort of reacts against itself by releasing its own mast cells. If this is a daily occurrence you may wa... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alexandrr Lakowsky
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Yes: You should be Ok. Maximum dose of ibuprofen for an adult is 2400 mg per day. It sounds like you took just that so I don't see any long term problems... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alexandrr Lakowsky
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Unlikely: COPD takes years to develop so this is probably not that. This is probably combination of allergies and poorly controlled asthma. I suggest follow u... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alexandrr Lakowsky
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Respiratory infectio: This is likely an acute viral upper respiratory infection. You should try pushing fluids, decongestants, and cough syrup such as Delsym or Robitussin... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alexandrr Lakowsky
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Have it checked: This could be a number of things and hard to know what it is without looking at it. Most commonly, this could be reaction to something (like an aller... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alexandrr Lakowsky
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Better not: While it is generally considered acceptable to have no more than one drink while on these medications, I advise my patients not to drink within 24 hrs... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alexandrr Lakowsky
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Too many causes: Numb toes could be caused by multitude of problems, from something simple as tight fitting footwear to more complicated diagnoses such as diabetes. I... Read More
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

St. George's University School of Medicine, Grenada
Graduated 2001MD

Residency

UMASS MEMORIAL MEDICAL CENTER INC

Awards

patents choice award of 2014
Thought Leader, Second Place, San Mateo County Region - Fall
2015
HealthTap Founding Doctor

Affiliations

San Mateo County Medical Association
private practice doctors of the peninsula
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