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Dr. Anthony Depalma

Emergency Medicine
Meriden, CT
15 years experience male

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Office

Meriden, CT

Address

435 Lewis Avenue, Meriden, CT
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Bio

As an emergency medicine physician, I would like to help answer medical questions without the stress of a busy and crowded ER.

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Emergency Medicine

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85 Answers
13 Agrees
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anthony Depalma
Emergency Medicine 15 years experience
See your doctor: Have some bloodwork done to evaluate for simple things such as anemia, kidney/liver/thyroid problems. Are you sleeping?
A member asked:
Dr. Anthony Depalma
Emergency Medicine 15 years experience
Incidental: Knee "erosion" sounds like degenerative changes such as osteoarthritis. An injury would not produce this feature in x-ray.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Depalma
Emergency Medicine 15 years experience
UTI: Sounds like a urinary tract infection (UTI). There are other causes for having white cells however bacterial infection is most common. If you are havi... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anthony Depalma
Emergency Medicine 15 years experience
Post-thrombotic: Sounds like post-thrombotic syndrome, especially if your leg has now become more dependent rather than elevated. Ask your doctor whether it is safe to... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Depalma
Emergency Medicine 15 years experience
Post-infectious: A post-infectious cough is most likely the cause of your symptoms and nothing to be concerned about. However, check in with your doctor to see if you ... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Depalma
Emergency Medicine 15 years experience
It's possible: I would definitely take a pregnancy test. You should also see your doctor (OB/GYN) as discharge could be normal part of pregnancy or sign of infection... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Anthony Depalma
Emergency Medicine 15 years experience
Mix it: Try mixing it with something more palatable.
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anthony Depalma
Emergency Medicine 15 years experience
Sounds okay to me: Congratulations on losing the weight. I'm assuming that there was weight to lose which would not be pathologic. The amount in that time period sounds ... Read More
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anthony Depalma
Emergency Medicine 15 years experience
See your doctor: Your symptoms could be due to a DVT (blood clot) which would require an ultrasound to diagnose. Alternatively, any surgery can facilitate nerve pain b... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Depalma
Emergency Medicine 15 years experience
Metrorrhagia: This can be normal or caused by a number of things such as hormone imbalance, endometriosis, fibroids, etc... Are you taking hormones? Either way, it ... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anthony Depalma
Emergency Medicine 15 years experience
More testing: Consider getting tested for mononucleosis (mono) in addition to a culture of the tonsils to better direct treatment.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Depalma
Emergency Medicine 15 years experience
Throat culture: Sounds like you have tonsillitis/pharyngitis and will need a strep and/or mono test and throat culture.
A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Depalma
Emergency Medicine 15 years experience
See your doctor: Definitely touch base with your doctor. Probably will need some bloodwork and perhaps an EKG.
A female asked:
Dr. Anthony Depalma
Emergency Medicine 15 years experience
Infection: Check your temperature to see if a fever is causing these symptoms. If so, see your doctor right away. Any other symptoms? Any travel recently? Bug bi... Read More
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anthony Depalma
Emergency Medicine 15 years experience
Anosmia: In the current time, I would be tested for coronavirus as this is a symptom. Otherwise, your condition is called anosmia. It is usually caused by vira... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Anthony Depalma
Emergency Medicine 15 years experience
See doctor: Your symptoms are worrisome enough to seek medical care soon. The possibilities are numerous but most common would be irritable bowel, inflammatory bo... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anthony Depalma
Emergency Medicine 15 years experience
Sprain/tendonitis: A sprain is common in the lateral ankle area however peroneal tendonitis can happen too. There are, of course, other reasons however maybe your doctor... Read More
A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anthony Depalma
Emergency Medicine 15 years experience
Intoxicatiion: Depending on the amount, isopropyl alcohol injected intravenously may cause intoxication. It should never be injected as it is not an acceptable intra... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anthony Depalma
Emergency Medicine 15 years experience
Yes: Ovulation anytime after menses is possible and therefore pregnancy. A pregnancy test can be negative the day menses end however it takes time for horm... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anthony Depalma
Emergency Medicine 15 years experience
Myoclonus: I can definitely relate to this. When trying to sleep after studying for a test in medical school, it looked like epilepsy. This is because of a brain... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Depalma
Emergency Medicine 15 years experience
Yes: There are many reasons to have eye twitching and most are benign. An infection can certainly cause this.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Depalma
Emergency Medicine 15 years experience
Reasoning: In the US, there must be a reason for a hysterectomy other than the desire for one. Perhaps a doctor in another country might offer one if you lied bu... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Depalma
Emergency Medicine 15 years experience
Pregnancy Test: Could be early menses however since it is not expected for another 1-2 weeks and you are sexually active, it is worth taking a pregnancy test. Remembe... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Depalma
Emergency Medicine 15 years experience
Not necessarily: Chest pain can be due to numerous causes. It doesn't always mean heart attack. I would get this checked out however.
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anthony Depalma
Emergency Medicine 15 years experience
No: A blood clot would likely show signs such as leg pain or swelling. If these symptoms are not present, then no worries. However, immobility is a risk f... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Anthony Depalma
Emergency Medicine 15 years experience
Blink more often: It all depends on how long your eyes are open and without blinking. I would recommend blinking more often if you are not able to limit electronics (es... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Anthony Depalma
Emergency Medicine 15 years experience
Plantar fasciitis: Sounds like the plantar fascia may be irritated.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Depalma
Emergency Medicine 15 years experience
Yes: Approximately 85% of women conceive within 1 year. I would suggest consulting with your OB/GYN to start.
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anthony Depalma
Emergency Medicine 15 years experience
1 week: Symptoms usually peak around day 3, then subside until sometimes 1 week. In terms of substance, it is difficult to say. Withdrawing from a small amoun... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Depalma
Emergency Medicine 15 years experience
Unlikely: Unlikely but yes it is possible. HIV does not last long outside the body, unlike hepatitis.
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anthony Depalma
Emergency Medicine 15 years experience
No worries: Totally normal. I experience the same. Keep on laughing!!!
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anthony Depalma
Emergency Medicine 15 years experience
URI: An upper respiratory infection (URI) can alter the senses of smell and taste. Hang in there and I'm certain it will resolve when you are feeling bette... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Depalma
Emergency Medicine 15 years experience
Ovulation?: The cervix changes consistency during hormonal changes. Since you are not pregnant (negative blood test) and not in labor, then it may be due to ovula... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Depalma
Emergency Medicine 15 years experience
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anthony Depalma
Emergency Medicine 15 years experience
Yes: Virus is spread by mosquitoes, not by people.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anthony Depalma
Emergency Medicine 15 years experience
Pain radiating: Pain from the throat frequently radiates to the ears. I would recommend focusing more on why the throat hurts rather than the ear. You can visualize t... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Depalma
Emergency Medicine 15 years experience
Many causes: CHF, pulmonary hypertension, pulmonary embolism, arteriovenous malformation, cancer, pneumonia, anticoagulation just to name a few. This type of quest... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Anthony Depalma
Emergency Medicine 15 years experience
Carpal Tunnel: Your symptoms may be due to a pinched nerve (median nerve) in the wrist called carpal tunnel syndrome.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Depalma
Emergency Medicine 15 years experience
Likely NOT: Moles are benign. However, be familiar with the ABCD's of melanoma. If there are any concerning characteristics, a dermatologist will either observe f... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Depalma
Emergency Medicine 15 years experience
Absolutely: Cold exposure can definitely cause pain. The extreme would be frost bite. Alternatively, Raynaud's phenomenon/disease can be possible.
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anthony Depalma
Emergency Medicine 15 years experience
Adrenaline: Be sure to use full language rather than abbreviation as it is confusing. Nevertheless, an adrenaline surge can cause unusual symptoms. Hyperventilati... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anthony Depalma
Emergency Medicine 15 years experience
Hyperacusis: The cause of perception of higher levels of sound is very difficult to diagnose without the help of a specialist. An audiologist or an ENT doctor may ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Anthony Depalma
Emergency Medicine 15 years experience
Normal: This is a normal association with yawning.
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Depalma
Emergency Medicine 15 years experience
Yes: Get an x-ray. A bad fall can certainly break a bone. Full range of motion doesn't rule it out.
A female asked:
Dr. Anthony Depalma
Emergency Medicine 15 years experience
Menometrorrhagia: Menometrorrhagia is when there is unusual uterine bleeding at unusual intervals. While there are many causes, a CBC should show whether or not a trans... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Depalma
Emergency Medicine 15 years experience
Fungal: In your case, I am most suspicious of a fungal cause because of the long term antibiotics. Try some topical anti-fungal medication prescribed by your ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anthony Depalma
Emergency Medicine 15 years experience
Splinter hemorrhage?: These may be what are called splinter hemorrhages. They can be dot-like but also needle-like. I don't think biting has anything to do with it. It woul... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Depalma
Emergency Medicine 15 years experience
Normal response: Being nervous before something important is normal and will fuel you with the motivation to succeed. Deep, slow breathing and pausing before answering... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Anthony Depalma
Emergency Medicine 15 years experience
Depends: Very difficult to answer without specifics regarding the situation. Hopefully something of no concern though. A pneumonic for anion gap acidosis is MU... Read More

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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, PA
Graduated 2007MD

Residency

KENT COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
Completed 2015

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