Dr. Philip Galapon

Family Medicine
Man, WV
male

Locations

Living Waters Medical Center -- Man

Man, WV

Address

308 Huff Creek Highway, Man, WV, US
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My office hours

Thursday: 9:00am - 4:00pm
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Fax

3045831136

About

Specialties
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Family Medicine

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

59 Answers
28 Agrees
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Galapon
Specializes in Family Medicine
Concerning: Given your ages, I would be concerned for either a pneumonia or possible blood clot. If you smoke or are on birth control pills, the likelihood of cl... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
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Environmental Causes: Proto-oncogenes are genetic coding that, given the proper environment and triggers, will begin coding to the abnormal proteins leading to cancer. Som... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Galapon
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Likely not urgent: What you describe is likely an inflammation of the cartilage that connects the ribs to the breastbone called costochondritis. This is not uncommon af... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Galapon
Specializes in Family Medicine
Advil: Ibuprofen (Advil) is a less specific form of OTC pain relief for toothaches and generalizecd body pain. Generally Meloxicam (brand name Mobic) is use... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Galapon
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Gyn check: Generally, CM is gray-white or clear. Green is often a sign of an infection, especially in the vaginal vault. Ovulation rarely changes the color of ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Galapon
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Depressed: You describe several of the symptoms associated with clinical depression. If you had said you were sleeping more I would definitely say so. You shou... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Galapon
Specializes in Family Medicine
Not likely DVT: Your description is not a common one for a DVT. As your doctor said, it is likely from running. Feel your leg again; if you feel cords under the ski... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Galapon
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Low Risk: The hits you describe are rather violent, but the force generated by hitting one's own head is not dramatic. She likely has a headache because she ja... Read More
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Dr. Philip Galapon
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Depends: This depends highly on the type of chemo you are taking. Some actually increase the bone breakdown and increase calcium in your blood. You really ne... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Galapon
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Depends: Your numbers and dates make the risk of "anovulatory cycles" go up. If you have any risk factors for polycystic ovarian syndrome, ie obesity, diabete... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Galapon
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Yes: It is very likely accurate. If you are unsure, repeat the test mid cycle.
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Galapon
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Likely negative: You are very likely not infected. The virus does take time to replicate. The early antibodies would form in a few weeks followed by late antibodies.... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Galapon
Specializes in Family Medicine
Expected: These are expected symptoms of miscarriage. They aren't comfortable. If they become excessive visit your OB to get some help.
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Galapon
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Fine: There isn’t a significant interaction between doxy and most caffeinated beverages. Some of the alternative medication/teas may interact but not the on... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Galapon
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Likely harmless: What you describe is a "blown" vein. When your blood was drawn, the tech likely obtained the specimen then on withdrawal the vein ruptured which isn'... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Galapon
Specializes in Family Medicine
Safe: Kegels are safe for either gender to do. Often recommended for incontinence and pelvic instability, they can be used just for general exercise.
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Galapon
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Maybe not teeth: In your daughter's age group a few things are possible to cause bad breath. 1) Acid Reflux; 2) Chronic Allergies. These are the most common but ther... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Galapon
Specializes in Family Medicine
Have it checked: First off, the small drop in your mouth is likely not a big deal. Second, if the wound was large enough to require merthiolate, it probably needs to ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Philip Galapon
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Likely low risk: If your physician knows that you have had a gastric bypass and what changes are associated with it AND still feels that you need the prednisone then t... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Philip Galapon
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Yes: These are generally safe to be eaten and consumed together.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Galapon
Specializes in Family Medicine
Strap sprain: Your pain does sound like it comes from the back due to a disc or nerve, however it could also be from a strain of the strap muscles inside the leg th... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Philip Galapon
Specializes in Family Medicine
Depends: These could be anything from capillary hemangiomas (small red dots) to overt bruises. Really depends on the presentation and circumstances.
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A female asked:
Dr. Philip Galapon
Specializes in Family Medicine
Unadvisable: Maximum single dose of cyclobenzaprine is 10mg, taken up to 3 times per day. 20mg at once has the potential for decreased consciousness and a drunken... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Galapon
Specializes in Family Medicine
Get checked: What you describe is likely a vagal (automatic) response to an injury. It is kind of like a safety system to prevent further injury to the body. It ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Galapon
Specializes in Family Medicine
Sadly yes: With the dramatic change in your cervical mucus, you likely did miss the window. Often times whenever you reach your LH surge/fertile window, attempt... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Galapon
Specializes in Family Medicine
Low Risk: Coming in contact with dried blood is still a safety hazard although the majority of bloodborne bad guys will die in a few hours after the liquid has ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Galapon
Specializes in Family Medicine
Desensitization: There are some desensitizing creams available both over the counter and from your family physician.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Galapon
Specializes in Family Medicine
Ignore: 50%/50% Rubbing Alcohol and White Vinegar put into the ear will provide relief and dry the ear.
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Dr. Philip Galapon
Specializes in Family Medicine
Varies: Often Staph infections under the skin are due to spread from the skin. If it was simply outside, oral antibiotics would be given but internal infecti... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Galapon
Specializes in Family Medicine
Low Risk: When lying down to go to sleep, your muscles relax. Often when you're at the cusp of sleep you can feel your pulse in places that you usually would n... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Galapon
Specializes in Family Medicine
Could still be: While lab testing is great at predicting disease, it isn't always confirmatory. There is something called Seronegative (meaning labs are negative) RA... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Galapon
Specializes in Family Medicine
Unlikely: With proper condom use, it is highly unlikely to become pregnant. The only true prevention is abstinence. You still have a very small percentage ris... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Galapon
Specializes in Family Medicine
Estrogen: While the Concerta is a stimulant, it is usually uncommon for a significant increase in libido to occur unless it sends you into a hypomanic/manic epi... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Galapon
Specializes in Family Medicine
Immediate Report: If, during an outpatient procedure, something dangerous or life-threatening is discovered, both the ordering physician and patient are notified.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Galapon
Specializes in Family Medicine
Possible mastitis: This maybe evidence of a fairly common superficial infection of the underlying glands. It is more common in nursing mothers but can occur otherwise. Y... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Galapon
Specializes in Family Medicine
Alcohol breakdown: If you drink a lot, you will create an excess of lactic acid in the blood stream. It will eventually leach out and start to smell when you sweat. It... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Galapon
Specializes in Family Medicine
Heel spur: One of two things is likely: either a heel spur or you have strained your Achilles' tendon. Have your family doctor check you for any instability.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Galapon
Specializes in Family Medicine
Be checked: There are a few possibilities here. You describe someone who likely has a stone in your bladder or ureter. Additionally, you could have a urinary tr... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Galapon
Specializes in Family Medicine
Likely: If you were consistently taking the supplement, then yes it is likely for your numbers to climb--especially over the course of 2 years.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Galapon
Specializes in Family Medicine
Don't Vape: Inhaling toxic chemicals of any kind is harmful, regardless of situation. If you insist, you should wait at least 2 weeks as the recesses where the t... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Galapon
Specializes in Family Medicine
Likely nothing: During pregnancy, your urine can be contaminated with white blood (pus) cells which by itself does not indicate infection. The Epithelial cells are c... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Galapon
Specializes in Family Medicine
Anxiety: It seems that you may be experiencing a version of anxiety related to the stress of your brother's illness. To be fair, you should have your family d... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Galapon
Specializes in Family Medicine
Normal course: What you describe may be one of the normal variants for the usual course of Strep pharyngitis. Sometimes even with antibiotics, the symptoms persist ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Galapon
Specializes in Family Medicine
Follow Directions: If you have been given a medication by your doctor and given instructions other than what is on the package, first verify how your physician directed ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Philip Galapon
Specializes in Family Medicine
Should be Seen: Both soda and alcohol can be irritants to the bladder and can cause the urge to urinate. This by itself is not terribly concerning and can be lessene... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Galapon
Specializes in Family Medicine
Don't start: Don't start chewing tobacco. Not only will it slow healing, but it increases your risk for throat and esophageal cancers. Additionally it increases ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Galapon
Specializes in Family Medicine
Safe: Your numbers are great for your age, especially if you are active.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Galapon
Specializes in Family Medicine
Hormone related: What you describe is likely hormone related. Sometimes in the GYN world, it can be a symptom of endometriosis. If it is painless, then it is likely ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Philip Galapon
Specializes in Family Medicine
Yes: At that point you should be fine assuming you don’t plan on overdoing it
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Galapon
Specializes in Family Medicine
Early labor: At your age, there is a risk of early loss of pregnancy and potential early labor with a cone biopsy although these risks are low. There are other fa... Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thanks for your time doctor. Did a ultrasound and found lumps on epididymis and also 1/3 size of hypoechoic lession seems like a Calcification on the RT. Waiting for bio...Read More
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Your answer was very helpful! Thanks :)
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Your answer made me feel good, thanks!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine at Marshall University, WV
Graduated 2008MD

Residency

CABELL-HUNTINGTON HOSPITAL INC
Completed 2011

Awards

Most Influential, Second Place, West Virginia - Spring
2017
Thought Leader, First Place, West Virginia - Spring
2017
Top Doctor, First Place, West Virginia - Spring
2017

Affiliations

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