Dr. Anthony Depalma

Emergency Medicine
Meriden, CT
16 years experience male

Locations

Office

Meriden, CT

Address

435 Lewis Avenue, Meriden, CT
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About

Bio

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

Specialties
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Emergency Medicine

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85 Answers
13 Agrees
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Depalma
Emergency Medicine 16 years experience
Unlikely: Unlikely but yes it is possible. HIV does not last long outside the body, unlike hepatitis.
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A female asked:
Dr. Anthony Depalma
Emergency Medicine 16 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
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Depalma
Emergency Medicine 16 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
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Depalma
Emergency Medicine 16 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
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Depalma
Emergency Medicine 16 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
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Depalma
Emergency Medicine 16 years experience
Strain: Sounds like a chest/abdominal wall strain rather than something more serious like splenomegaly, pulmonary embolism, pyelonephritis...check back in a c... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anthony Depalma
Emergency Medicine 16 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
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anthony Depalma
Emergency Medicine 16 years experience
No worries: Totally normal. I experience the same. Keep on laughing!!!
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A member asked:
Dr. Anthony Depalma
Emergency Medicine 16 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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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Depalma
Emergency Medicine 16 years experience
Paresthesias: Rather than alarm you with some possible diagnoses which may not be relevant to your case, I think going to a neurologist and/or having an MRI of the ... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anthony Depalma
Emergency Medicine 16 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
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Depalma
Emergency Medicine 16 years experience
DVT?: Purple lines sound like varicose veins. However, if there is a sudden increase in them and pain, I would recommend and ultrasound to evaluate for deep... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anthony Depalma
Emergency Medicine 16 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
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A male asked:
Dr. Anthony Depalma
Emergency Medicine 16 years experience
Normal: This is a normal association with yawning.
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anthony Depalma
Emergency Medicine 16 years experience
Yes: Virus is spread by mosquitoes, not by people.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Depalma
Emergency Medicine 16 years experience
YES: No interactions. http://reference.medscape.com/drug-interactionchecker
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anthony Depalma
Emergency Medicine 16 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
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Depalma
Emergency Medicine 16 years experience
Yes: Get an x-ray. A bad fall can certainly break a bone. Full range of motion doesn't rule it out.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Depalma
Emergency Medicine 16 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
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A member asked:
Dr. Anthony Depalma
Emergency Medicine 16 years experience
Chest wall pain: Sounds musculoskeletal since it's worse with movement. If anything changes or you become short of breath, certainly seek medical care.
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Depalma
Emergency Medicine 16 years experience
Pharyngitis: See your doctor. Most likely infectious cause -- viral or strep. Alternative would be mono. Any fevers? Fatigue? Having someone look at it could narro... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Depalma
Emergency Medicine 16 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
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anthony Depalma
Emergency Medicine 16 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
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A female asked:
Dr. Anthony Depalma
Emergency Medicine 16 years experience
Carpal Tunnel: Your symptoms may be due to a pinched nerve (median nerve) in the wrist called carpal tunnel syndrome.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Depalma
Emergency Medicine 16 years experience
Absolutely: Cold exposure can definitely cause pain. The extreme would be frost bite. Alternatively, Raynaud's phenomenon/disease can be possible.
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A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anthony Depalma
Emergency Medicine 16 years experience
Clarify comment: "Dense" blood is not a term that doctors use to communicate with each other. Was it just the look of the blood? Something that might cause this is pol... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Depalma
Emergency Medicine 16 years experience
See a doctor: Your doctor would probably recommend you go to the ER. If it feels similar to diverticulitis, then it may be a recurrence. However, there are alternat... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Depalma
Emergency Medicine 16 years experience
Gout: The location is notorious for gout which is a crystal-induced arthropathy. Definitely see your doctor. Let him/her know if there was any trauma or ove... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Depalma
Emergency Medicine 16 years experience
Take a break: Tendon ruptures are very difficult to fix. Take a break from intense activities such as kickboxing. Consider an x-ray to make sure there is not an avu... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Depalma
Emergency Medicine 16 years experience
Low oxygen?: One possibility is having low oxygen. A disease such as pneumonia fills the alveoli with infectious/inflammatory debris which prevents gas exchange. M... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Anthony Depalma
Emergency Medicine 16 years experience
Tincture of time: A majority (>50%) will conceive with 3 month and about 85% within 1 year. Depends on age, but usually wait about 6 months before seeking advice fro... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Anthony Depalma
Emergency Medicine 16 years experience
Take a look: Difficult to say without seeing. Have someone else take a look, see if it's a pimple. Wax should be soft and move when touched.
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anthony Depalma
Emergency Medicine 16 years experience
Normal values: Every lab has different "normal" values however they seem to be in normal range. What is upper limit of RBC?
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Depalma
Emergency Medicine 16 years experience
Panic attack: As long as you are feeling okay in between episodes, it sounds like panic attacks may be the culprit. Believe it or not, they can occur during sleep. ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anthony Depalma
Emergency Medicine 16 years experience
Very likely: It seems like you have tonsillitis which are most commonly caused by viruses and bacteria. Azithromycin (z-pack) is a pretty good antibiotic for bacte... Read More
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A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Depalma
Emergency Medicine 16 years experience
Complicated: This is very difficult to answer because it's a complicated situation. Rather than answer, I would defer to whatever doctor knows her care the best. A... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Depalma
Emergency Medicine 16 years experience
NOT pregnant: Difficult to diagnose. I would start with a urinalysis. Give your doctor a call ASAP.
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Depalma
Emergency Medicine 16 years experience
Chalazion: Sounds like a blocked oil gland called a chalazion. This shouldn't be too painful like a sty. It should resolve within a few weeks. Try gentle massage... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anthony Depalma
Emergency Medicine 16 years experience
Delayed union: This is called a delayed union as it is now 4 months and you still have a radiographic fracture. You will need an orthopedic surgeon because if it doe... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anthony Depalma
Emergency Medicine 16 years experience
Unusual: Ovarian cysts usually do not cause any symptoms unless they are very large or ruptured or there is bleeding into the cyst. Attributing nausea to ovari... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Depalma
Emergency Medicine 16 years experience
Not really: The fact that you are having diarrhea is more concerning than the color. A concerning color would be red, signifying bleeding.
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A female asked:
Dr. Anthony Depalma
Emergency Medicine 16 years experience
So far so good: Nothing to worry about so far but operative report incomplete in the question.
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A female asked:
Dr. Anthony Depalma
Emergency Medicine 16 years experience
Tinea pedis: Sounds like tinea pedis (athlete's foot). AF? anti-fungal? Try some clotrimazole cream in between toes. Just the little toes? Make sure there's no cra... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Anthony Depalma
Emergency Medicine 16 years experience
Caffeine: Be careful of the amount of caffeine you consume. Some people use Ginseng. Personally, I prefer a good song.
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Depalma
Emergency Medicine 16 years experience
Go to the ER: This sounds concerning enough to seek emergency medical care.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Depalma
Emergency Medicine 16 years experience
See doctor: I would start with a pregnancy test. After that, I recommend you see your doctor as nausea can be caused by a large number of conditions.
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A member asked:
Dr. Anthony Depalma
Emergency Medicine 16 years experience
No: The salad is fine. More importantly, you breathing in pollution is more concerning. Are you next to a factory or bus station? As far as I know, your c... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Depalma
Emergency Medicine 16 years experience
Urinalysis: Get a urinalysis to make sure there is no infection (urinary tract infection -- UTI). Other possibilities include pelvic infection, vaginal infection,... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Depalma
Emergency Medicine 16 years experience
Dry hands: Sounds like your hands are dry and chapped. Frequent washing and harsh soap may be the culprit. Back on the farm, we used to use Bag Balm but any kind... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anthony Depalma
Emergency Medicine 16 years experience
Concussion: It is possible that a loud explosion can cause a concussion. If this is the case, then following concussion treatment guidelines might be beneficial i... 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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