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Dr. Kevin Bernstein

Family Medicine
11 years experience male

About

Bio

Alabama licensed Board-Certified Family Physician with a passion for nutrition, fitness, sports, and primary care (all ages and stages!).

Specialties
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Family Medicine

Bariatrics

Gynecology

Preventive Medicine

Sports Medicine

Doctor Q&A

34 Answers
14 Agrees
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kevin Bernstein
Family Medicine 11 years experience
Proper measurement: First check cuff size: a cuff bladder should encircle 80% of the arm. If it is too large/small, readings are inaccurate. Also: be seated in a chair wi... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Bernstein
Family Medicine 11 years experience
Fresh but celebrate!: I believe in fresh fruits&veggies/shopping in the periphery of the store. However, if you have a family recipe or something that you use once per... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Bernstein
Family Medicine 11 years experience
Not longer: Would definitely consider seeing your doctor now. Most women with a history of normal periods that start bleeding for 3 months should be seen by their... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kevin Bernstein
Family Medicine 11 years experience
Major Pain-Red Flag?: In most people, a significant increase in pain could indicate worsening infection. In people being treated for oral infections, a significant increas... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Bernstein
Family Medicine 11 years experience
Not recommended: Risks outweigh benefits. Taking three 150 mg pills probably would not cause toxicity though it also would not likely provide more relief. Current reco... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Bernstein
Family Medicine 11 years experience
A number of things: Lower abdominal/pelvic pain can be very difficult to differentiate as many things can feel similar to menstrual cramps. This is because there are a nu... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Bernstein
Family Medicine 11 years experience
If preg neg...: If pregnancy is negative, thin watery discharge could be a symptom of infection including bacterial vaginosis/STDs. It is common medical practice to ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Bernstein
Family Medicine 11 years experience
Hormones & Cervix: This can be normal as many women who have had a miscarriage undergo a number of hormonal changes as well as inflammation - all which can cause positio... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Bernstein
Family Medicine 11 years experience
Hormones vs other: In many women, this can be normal. When starting a new hormonal birth control, it may take several months for the body to readjust. This includes cha... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Bernstein
Family Medicine 11 years experience
Tales from the womb: Menstrual irregularities make these symptoms confusing at times. Many women with irregular periods and the onset of these symptoms usually benefit by ... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kevin Bernstein
Family Medicine 11 years experience
Don't: Don't avoid carbs, eep simple/added free sugars.
A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Bernstein
Family Medicine 11 years experience
Healthy bacteria in: Probiotics, like Align, release healthy bacteria into the intestine. However, in people with intact digestive tracts, they normally do not get absorb... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Bernstein
Family Medicine 11 years experience
Consider everything: Implantation bleeding may mimic a period and spotting can happen normally in some patients. However - Pregnancy is always a possibility. Spotting with... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Bernstein
Family Medicine 11 years experience
Unlikely: For females that have had normal pap smears and one as recent as one year, it is very unlikely to have cervical cancer. However, it is normal to have... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Bernstein
Family Medicine 11 years experience
Fluid or Solid: Hypoechoic means the nodule is either solid or fluid-filled.
A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kevin Bernstein
Family Medicine 11 years experience
Optimize First: Optimizing baseline nutrition and physical activity is the most important first step. In fact, people with more adipose tissue (fat) create more estr... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Bernstein
Family Medicine 11 years experience
Unlikely: Implantation bleeding typically occurs 10-14 days after conception. 3 weeks may be pushing it, especially if date of conception is 100% for sure. It... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Bernstein
Family Medicine 11 years experience
Better to wait: Carbonated beverages have a tendency to increase gas/bloating in the belly. Most people recovering from surgery, especially abdominal surgery, are be... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Bernstein
Family Medicine 11 years experience
Inflammation: Anything that can cause a twist or pop in many joints can cause irritation leading to the inflammatory response. This response includes pain and swel... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Kevin Bernstein
Family Medicine 11 years experience
Always a possibility: Pregnancy is always a possibility. In some women, they may have bleeding that is similar to a period but bleeding can happen with implantation. Spot... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Bernstein
Family Medicine 11 years experience
Better to be safe: Although some OTC herbal/vitamin products are considered safe, there is very little regulation by the FDA. This product has vitamins as well as other... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Bernstein
Family Medicine 11 years experience
Conditioning: There are many activities that will cause an increase in heart rate. A rise in heart rate with physical activity is a normal response. To calculate m... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Bernstein
Family Medicine 11 years experience
Too early: Dating for pregnancies is most accurate in women who have regular periods and who record them. Ultrasound dating is less accurate. If you are 3.5 wee... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Kevin Bernstein
Family Medicine 11 years experience
Difficult defecation: In people that have issues with defecation, constipation is the most common reason. This is especially true in diets low in fiber and can be worsened... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Bernstein
Family Medicine 11 years experience
Variable: In most healthy individuals, both white and dark meat offer various vitamin/mineral benefits. They do differ in saturated fat content though both offe... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Kevin Bernstein
Family Medicine 11 years experience
Infection possible: Many women that develop a change in discharge consistency and/or odor after a period - this can be due to a change in the normal bacteria leading to b... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Bernstein
Family Medicine 11 years experience
Weeks: Most musculoskeletal pains/strains/sprains can take weeks to fully recover from. Oblique strains are no joke - they will cause many professional athl... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Bernstein
Family Medicine 11 years experience
Always possible...: Pregnancy is possible once Mirena (levonorgestrel) is out. It may take the body several months to normalize its own hormones. It may be too early to ... Read More
A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kevin Bernstein
Family Medicine 11 years experience
Unlikely, but...: Dipping can cause a number of changes within and around the oral cavity - short-term could cause changes in amount of saliva (more/less), soreness/lym... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Bernstein
Family Medicine 11 years experience
Hormone reset: In many women changing forms of birth control to include starting birth control pills for the first time, switching to pills from another method (IUD,... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Bernstein
Family Medicine 11 years experience
Up to Several Weeks: Medications, like meloxicam, will help the inflammation in many musculoskeletal conditions (like costochondritis). However, like most muscle/joint pa... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kevin Bernstein
Family Medicine 11 years experience
A variety of meds: There are a number of medications that can cause hair loss. In younger patients, the most common medications could include acne medications (isotreti... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Bernstein
Family Medicine 11 years experience
+ Cals -/-> Wt Loss: Adding calories usually does not = wt loss. Depends on the entire day's worth of calories and how much skim milk. In people that eat healthy (&lt... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Bernstein
Family Medicine 11 years experience
Rashes that itch: Rashes that itch can be due to a number of different things - irritants (changes in detergents/soaps/lotions/perfumes), infections (fungal, etc.), ecz... Read More

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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you for the explanation! I'm a fan of dark meat in moderation =) Happy Thanksgiving, Dr. Bernstein!
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you for the clear answer, Dr. Bernstein! I'll definitely opt for the fresh pumpkin.
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This made me feel good. Thanks! Thanks for the reassurance. I really appreciate you taking time to help me.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Drexel University College of Medicine, PA
Graduated 2011MD

Residency

Naval Hospital Pensacola

Awards

Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society

Affiliations

American Academy Of Family Physicians
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