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Dr. Bruce Jacobs

Family Medicine
Bellefonte, PA
male

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Specialties
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Family Medicine

Licenses

United States: Pennsylvania

Languages spoken

English

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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Jacobs
Specializes in Family Medicine
You can bleed: and still be pregnant. There is some concern here that you may be miscarrying..See your OB for an evaluation.
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bruce Jacobs
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Not to worry: No harm w///expired pills but would throw them out
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Jacobs
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See an eye Dr: right away. You could have a corneal erosion or ulcer. Do not wear your contacts any longer until told it is ok.
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Jacobs
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Yes: It sounds like you had a laparoscopic bilateral tubal ligation. Ask your GYN if not sure..
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A member asked:
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It could be: stress,but I would check a pregnancy test and be sure.
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bruce Jacobs
Specializes in Family Medicine
Does not affect: fertility. Delayed ejaculation may be long term problem
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bruce Jacobs
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It is safe.: As long as you don't take excessive amounts, it is perfectly safe to take 1or 2 tabs at night.
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A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bruce Jacobs
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I would see a: Dermatologist,just to be sure what they are and what to do about them.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Jacobs
Specializes in Family Medicine
Go to ER.: Your blood may be too thin,and not clotting. You need a blood test
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A female asked:
Dr. Bruce Jacobs
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You have a polyp in: one of your sinuses,very benign,nothing to worry about,a very common finding.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Jacobs
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Its ok to stop..: Keep in mind you may get a period. Its ok to resume previous OC in 2 weeks. Use backup contraception till then..
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bruce Jacobs
Specializes in Family Medicine
No,you do not have: ED if you can masturbate 3-4x/day with an erection. Stop masturbating so much and you will have firmer erection
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A member asked:
Dr. Bruce Jacobs
Specializes in Family Medicine
I would guess so you: wouldn't need the norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) as much,if the dolobid made your pain tolerable. Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) is an a... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bruce Jacobs
Specializes in Family Medicine
Use: Ensure or Boost supplements, several cans a day, to gain weight.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Jacobs
Specializes in Family Medicine
If you had cancer: and warts, the biopsy would show it. Biopsies tell you every abnormality found.
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A member asked:
Dr. Bruce Jacobs
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You may have: allergies with postnasal drip,which inflames throat. Gargle with cool salt water and see if this relieves it
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Jacobs
Specializes in Family Medicine
I highly: doubt it. Meningitis produces a board like rigidity where you cannot bend your neck at all, and there is severe pain. Plus you often have a fever,head... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Jacobs
Specializes in Family Medicine
Only the: bronchioles,not the throat
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Jacobs
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No,they will not: cure a yeast infection.
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A 68-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Jacobs
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Its safe to take pro: biotics after surgery, I'm not sure about right before surgery-I wouldn't just to be safe.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Jacobs
Specializes in Family Medicine
NO,not: necessarily. You may go into labor at the due date or later. Carrying low does not mean premature birth.
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bruce Jacobs
Specializes in Family Medicine
He could have a: virus or urinary tract infection. I'm assuming no diarrhea.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Jacobs
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Communicate with: your BF your insecurities and find out if he truly likes your sister more than you. Communicate and talk. Its the best thing you can do.
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Jacobs
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Yes,it sounds like: major depression. Get yourself to the ER immediately where a mental health counselor can evaluate you and get you proper treatment..DO IT IMMEDIATELY
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bruce Jacobs
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You can take: anything you want as long as they don't contain decongestants-these will raise your BP.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Jacobs
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It won''t show: til 3-4 days before your menses is missed.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
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Yes,that: would be a good idea
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Jacobs
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Yes,but if you: only have it when you are stressed,, it is due to tension and should be relieved w/muscle relaxers or pain killers or antianxiety medications
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A member asked:
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Call your Dr. and: get a new prescription,,unless this was a controlled drug. Then you are out of luck.
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bruce Jacobs
Specializes in Family Medicine
Zyrtec (cetirizine) and trazodone: is a bad combination. They are both sedating drugs. I would not use them together. Try allegra (fexofenadine) instead. It is not sedating.
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A 28-year-old male asked:
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Not yet: If yo go a week or more with continued diarrhea, I would get lab tests and see your Dr again.
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A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Jacobs
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The pulmison is: prednisone,which makes you gain weight over time but the Dr thinks you need it for your asthma. Prednisone is an excellent medication for asthma flar... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bruce Jacobs
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NO: not at all. But worry does.
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Jacobs
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You must have: constant exposure to the sun, or take dietary vit D3.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
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If you had no: problem before, I would go right to 50 mg dose. If you are highly sensitive, then 25 mg should be your starting point.
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bruce Jacobs
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No,you can eat: or drink afterwards. It will keep working
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A 41-year-old female asked:
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I think it is safe: after 4 weeks,but you should ask your GYN to check...
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A 42-year-old female asked:
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It depends who: you talk to, but yes, I would consider benign arrhythmias as an arrhythmia..
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A member asked:
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Try a 1200 cal: diet for a while, with lots of fruits and vegetables.
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A 45-year-old female asked:
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YOU MUST DO IT.: Otherwise,you will not get better and you will get sicker, and you will never get over this..He may be annoyed,but you canhandle that. Just remember,h... Read More
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A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bruce Jacobs
Specializes in Family Medicine
Not before you talk: to the Dr that prescribed it and see if he agrees with your decreasing the dosage. It may be helping you more than you realize.
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Jacobs
Specializes in Family Medicine
Just to be sure,: check a pregnancy test and make sure you're not pregnant. If not,are you under a lot of stress or eating poorly? This could alter your period. Also,, ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bruce Jacobs
Specializes in Family Medicine
No, you do not have: to worry about serotonin syndrome with the addition of adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)
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Dr. Bruce Jacobs
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Hives: They sound like hives. You may be allergic to something. I would see an Allergist for this. You could also try an antihistamine like zyrtec to reli... Read More
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A member asked:
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No,no interactions: found. It will not change its effectiveness.
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Jacobs
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You may have a: fungal infection of the skin. Try an antifungal cream like lamisil (terbinafine) on the affected area twice a day for several weeks and see if it impr... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Jacobs
Specializes in Family Medicine
Can you bend: your finger fully without pain? If so,there probably is no fracture.. Continue to ice knuckle and followup with your Dr if not better in several days... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Jacobs
Specializes in Family Medicine
If all tests are: negative,it is unlikely you are pregnant. For a definitive answer,see your Dr and get a blood(serum)HCG test and you can be sure whether or not you ar... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Jacobs
Specializes in Family Medicine
If you truly: have cellulitis,you need an antibiotic to make sure it does not spread.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Jacobs
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Possible reflux: of stomach contents into esophagus makes you nauseous. don't eat before bed
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey - School of Osteopathic Medicine, NJ
Graduated 1985MD

Residency

Underwood Memorial Hospital
Completed 1989

Awards

Top Family Physician, Second Place, the Allentown Region - Spring
2017
HealthTap Founding Doctor

Affiliations

AAFP
American Board Of Family Medicine
The Hope Center of Wyoming Valley
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