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Dr. Gerardo Guerra Bonilla

Family Medicine
Woodalnd, CA
13 years experience male

Locations

Woodland Healthcare

Woodalnd, CA

Address

632 W. Gibson Road, Woodalnd, CA, United States
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My office hours

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

5306682600

Insurances accepted

Medicare

Medi-Cal

Health Net Of California

Blue Cross of California

Molina Healthcare Inc

About

Bio

Dr. Bonilla was born and raised in Monterrey, Mexico, The City of the Mountains. He received his medical degree in 2009 from Universidad de Monterrey. During his last year of medical school, he was selected as an exchange student at University of Miami's William J. Harrington Program. While in the U.S., Gerardo also attended clerkships at Baylor College of Medicine and Harvard Medical School and served as a Pre-doctoral research fellow at Baylor College of Medicine and the University of Texas Medical Branch. After completing medical school, Dr. Bonilla served as Director of Medical Education for a telemedicine company. In 2012, Dr. Bonilla was selected as a UCLA International Medical Graduate scholar and also served an associate instructor for the David Geffen School of Medicine.

Specialties
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Family Medicine

Licenses

United States: California

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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerardo Guerra Bonilla
Family Medicine 13 years experience
Reduce acne: ●Wash your face twice a day with warm water, and do not use harsh soaps. Instead, use a gentle non-soap facial skin cleanser (Cetaphil). ●Do not pick... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gerardo Guerra Bonilla
Family Medicine 13 years experience
Pregnancy diet: Maintaining an appropriate weight during pregnancy is very important. Find your target weight in this link: http://www.babycenter.com/pregnancy-weight... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerardo Guerra Bonilla
Family Medicine 13 years experience
Reanastomosis: Sterilization reversal can be achieved by tubal reanastomosis through laparoscopy (minimally invasive surgery). In other women, In-vitro fertilization... Read More
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Dr. Gerardo Guerra Bonilla
Family Medicine 13 years experience
Swelling: Cold therapy is used to decrease pain and swelling for most musculoskeletal injuries among young athletes. The decreased swelling may result in increa... Read More
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Dr. Gerardo Guerra Bonilla
Family Medicine 13 years experience
Urine Drug Screen: Synthetic opioids, including fentanyl, meperidine, methadone, pentazocine, propoxyphene, and tramadol, are not detected by routine opioid screening.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerardo Guerra Bonilla
Family Medicine 13 years experience
Lab test: That depends on which conditions you are testing for. A healthtap doctor can help you. Consider a consult.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerardo Guerra Bonilla
Family Medicine 13 years experience
Telogen effluvium : Telogen effluvium is one of the most common forms of nonscarring hair loss. It results from an alteration in follicular cycling that leads to the exce... Read More
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Dr. Gerardo Guerra Bonilla
Family Medicine 13 years experience
Marijuana: Urine drug testing for cannabinoids is widely available and inexpensive. A positive test only establishes past use and cannot be used to diagnose into... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gerardo Guerra Bonilla
Family Medicine 13 years experience
Antibiotics URI: No interactions between these meds. There is no evidence to support the use of antibiotics in the treatment of the common cold. Antibiotic treatment c... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gerardo Guerra Bonilla
Family Medicine 13 years experience
Anxiety : Anxiety doesn't cause long-term high blood pressure (hypertension). But episodes of anxiety can cause dramatic, temporary spikes in your blood pressur... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerardo Guerra Bonilla
Family Medicine 13 years experience
Tinea versicolor: Most mild cases of tinea versicolor only need a special “shampoo” or cream. The shampoo is used like a soap on the affected skin. If it covers a larg... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerardo Guerra Bonilla
Family Medicine 13 years experience
Cholestasis : Cholestasis (abnormal flow of bile from the liver) can potentially cause palm itchiness.
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerardo Guerra Bonilla
Family Medicine 13 years experience
Epistaxis: Nosebleeds are common in children. Approximately thirty percent of children younger than five years and over half of those aged 6 to 10 years have had... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gerardo Guerra Bonilla
Family Medicine 13 years experience
Testosterone: Testosterone treatment does not improve erections in men with normal testosterone levels.
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gerardo Guerra Bonilla
Family Medicine 13 years experience
EKG: I would definitely get at least an electrocardiogram if the symptoms persist. Go to the emergency department if you develop chest pain or shortness of... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerardo Guerra Bonilla
Family Medicine 13 years experience
BPH: Manifestations of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) are increased frequency of urination, nocturia, hesitancy, urgency, and weak urinary stream. Avoi... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerardo Guerra Bonilla
Family Medicine 13 years experience
Lower back pain: Low back pain can have many causes. Rarely, back pain is caused by a potentially serious spinal condition, such as infection, fracture, or tumor, or a... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerardo Guerra Bonilla
Family Medicine 13 years experience
Acute sinusitis: Common symptoms include purulent nasal discharge, nasal congestion, facial pain/pressure. Dental pain may be reported. Common colds and environmental ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gerardo Guerra Bonilla
Family Medicine 13 years experience
Chlamydia: If Chlamydia trachomatis is again detected on repeat testing, it should be treated with azithromycin as long as there is no contraindication to doing ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gerardo Guerra Bonilla
Family Medicine 13 years experience
Wax: It is basically liquid wax. Mainly used topically as a vehicle for a medication. Limited uses when ingested by mouth since it can cause side effects l... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerardo Guerra Bonilla
Family Medicine 13 years experience
ASCUS: The preferred approach for evaluation of women ages 25 or older with ASC-US cytology is testing for high-risk types of HPV with triage of women who te... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerardo Guerra Bonilla
Family Medicine 13 years experience
Itchyness (pruritus): Pruritus is a common disorder that affects the skin. Common causes include dermatitis and dry skin. In the absence of visible lesions pruritus might b... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerardo Guerra Bonilla
Family Medicine 13 years experience
Diabetes: Unclear if the 7.9 is you HgA1c. But if it was that high they need to confirm a second time to make the diagnosis of diabetes. A urinalysis might be n... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerardo Guerra Bonilla
Family Medicine 13 years experience
Amenorrhea: Pregnancy is the most common cause of amenorrhea (missed period) in a sexually active female in the reproductive age group . Other causes include extr... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gerardo Guerra Bonilla
Family Medicine 13 years experience
Acetaminophen: While Tylenol (acetaminophen) is is FDA pregnancy category B. It is the fever/pain reliever of choice during pregnancy. Acetaminophen is widely used d... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gerardo Guerra Bonilla
Family Medicine 13 years experience
PKR: Final results of PRK surgery are comparable to LASIK outcomes, but initial PRK recovery is slower because it takes a few days for new epithelial cells... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gerardo Guerra Bonilla
Family Medicine 13 years experience
Vaseline: Probably a minor abrasion from all the rubbing. Possibly irritated some follicles. Some Vaseline might help.
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Dr. Gerardo Guerra Bonilla
Family Medicine 13 years experience
Cold sores: Cold sores are painful blisters that form on or near the lips and inside the mouth. They are caused by an infection with a virus called “herpes simple... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerardo Guerra Bonilla
Family Medicine 13 years experience
Bartholin cyst: Marsupialization or catheter drainage are the standard treatments. Recurrent cyst might require urge all excision.
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A female asked:
Dr. Gerardo Guerra Bonilla
Family Medicine 13 years experience
Pregnancy diagnosis: A woman is fertile from five days before ovulation to the 24 hours after ovulation. Ovulation can occur as early as eight days after the first day of ... Read More
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Dr. Gerardo Guerra Bonilla
Family Medicine 13 years experience
Perlèche: Angular cheilitis is an acute or chronic inflammation of the skin and contiguous labial mucosa located at the lateral commissures of the mouth. It typ... Read More
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Dr. Gerardo Guerra Bonilla
Family Medicine 13 years experience
Cosmetic surgery: Many cosmetic surgery procedures are available including body contouring and face specific like face lift, rhinoplasty (nose). Ancillary procedures li... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gerardo Guerra Bonilla
Family Medicine 13 years experience
Marijuana: Cannabis use suppresses secretion of testosterone in men, which may decrease libido and lead to impotence and gynecomastia. Cannabis use also causes d... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gerardo Guerra Bonilla
Family Medicine 13 years experience
Cough: The most common etiologies of chronic cough are upper airway cough syndrome (due to postnasal drip), asthma, and gastroesophageal reflux.
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gerardo Guerra Bonilla
Family Medicine 13 years experience
Intestinal metaplas: Intestinal metaplasia by itself does not cause symptoms. However, it is associated with gastric achlorhydria, which may result in small intestinal bac... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gerardo Guerra Bonilla
Family Medicine 13 years experience
Depression: Depression manifests with five or more of the following symptoms, present most of the day nearly every day for a minimum of two consecutive weeks. ●D... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerardo Guerra Bonilla
Family Medicine 13 years experience
OCPs: Nausea/vomiting could be a side effect of estrogen-progestin contraceptives. Pregnancy could also cause these symptoms. When taken properly, oral cont... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Gerardo Guerra Bonilla
Family Medicine 13 years experience
Foot drop : Lumbar plexus lesions tend to cause weakness of hip flexion and adduction and/or knee extension. Lumbosacral trunk and upper sacral plexus lesions res... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerardo Guerra Bonilla
Family Medicine 13 years experience
Sinusitis: A cold is usually caused by a virus. It is expected to improve or resolve within 10 days. Patients should be managed with supportive care. Patients wh... Read More
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Dr. Gerardo Guerra Bonilla
Family Medicine 13 years experience
Melasma: Melasma is an acquired hyperpigmentation of the skin that typically affects the sun-exposed areas of the face. It is most common in women with darker ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerardo Guerra Bonilla
Family Medicine 13 years experience
Headache: Tension headaches and migranes are the most common causes of headaches. However there are some red flags that merit furhter workup. Systemic symptoms ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gerardo Guerra Bonilla
Family Medicine 13 years experience
Urge incontinence: Urge to void accompanied by involuntary leakage of urine. More common in older women. It is believed to result from detrusor overactivity, leading to ... Read More
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A 17-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerardo Guerra Bonilla
Family Medicine 13 years experience
IUD bleeding: Copper IUD may cause heavier, longer, or more uncomfortable menses menses, particularly in the first several cycles after insertion. A common side eff... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gerardo Guerra Bonilla
Family Medicine 13 years experience
Depression: People who have depression can: ●Take medicines that relieve depression ●See a counselor (such as a psychiatrist, psychologist, nurse, or social worke... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerardo Guerra Bonilla
Family Medicine 13 years experience
Vitamin C: Conditions with increased requirements of vitamin C. Ascorbic acid deficiency, burns, and wound healing. Scurvy. When intramuscular or oral administra... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerardo Guerra Bonilla
Family Medicine 13 years experience
Beano/Creon: Over the counter ( OTC) Digestive Enzymes, like Beano, are natural food enzymes that break down complex sugars in gassy foods, making them more digest... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Gerardo Guerra Bonilla
Family Medicine 13 years experience
MR safe materials: Magnetizable materials and electronic devices represent potential hazards patients undergoing an MRI. Most metallic biomaterials are now nonferrous an... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Gerardo Guerra Bonilla
Family Medicine 13 years experience
Biceps injury: Speed's and Yergason's tests can suggest biceps tendon injury. https://youtu.be/rQ2Mp6aSi88 https://youtu.be/vCD0pv3kwqg
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gerardo Guerra Bonilla
Family Medicine 13 years experience
Diabetes symptoms: The majority of patients with type 2 diabetes are asymptomatic and high sugars are noted on routine laboratory evaluation, prompting further testing.... Read More
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A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerardo Guerra Bonilla
Family Medicine 13 years experience
Social distancing: Most infections are not severe, although many patients with COVID-19 have critical illness. Most of the fatal cases have occurred in patients with adv... Read More
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Jan 31, 2016
His answers are good and to the point. I recommend you to Consult him for your Family Medicine Needs.
Feb 20, 2016
Dr. Bonilla consistently gives thorough, evidence backed medical advice.
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This was very helpful. Thanks! I also used different scales which may have impacted the weighing process. I also weighed at different times of the day. A fluctuation of a pound or two in a month is no...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you Dr.Gerardo for the fast responce. I appreciate it. I was just not certain what is going on with my body. This helps a lot and I will be sure to see my doctor t...Read More
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This made me feel good. Thanks! I'm all the way in Australia and your words travelled across seas and made me feel OK. Thanks.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Monterrey Faculty of Medicine, Mexico
Graduated 2009MD

Residency

NORTHRIDGE HOSPITAL MEDICAL CENTER

Awards

Academic Excellence Scholarship
Most Influential Doctor, Third Place, Los Angeles Region - Winter
2015
Top Family Physician, Second Place, Los Angeles Region - Winter
2015

Affiliations

David Geffen School Of Medicine, UCLA
American Academy Of Family Medicine
American Medical Association (AMA)
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