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Dr. Vlad Apostol

Internal Medicine
OH
11 years experience male

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Specialties
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Internal Medicine

Critical Care

Licenses

United States: Illinois, Ohio

Languages spoken

Romanian

Doctor Q&A

15 Answers
8 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A female asked:
Dr. Vlad Apostol
Internal Medicine 11 years experience
Always protect: The risk of getting pregnant after unprotected intercourse are always going to be there regardless of the time of intercourse or style. If you do not ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vlad Apostol
Internal Medicine 11 years experience
Thyroid function.: Although 6 mo may seem like a lot, usually we like to wait 12 mo with regular "trying" before working things up; however, during this time it would be... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vlad Apostol
Internal Medicine 11 years experience
BP can vary.: Blood pressure can vary throughout the day and depends on the activity you are doing around the time you are checking it. The best way to check the ac... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vlad Apostol
Internal Medicine 11 years experience
Yes.: Yes, any time there is sexual intercourse, you have a chance to get pregnant. That chance may be low or high but never zero unless you use some sort o... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vlad Apostol
Internal Medicine 11 years experience
Time for GI consult: Seems you had quite the ER workup after 20 visits. Any specific symptoms with the pain? diarrhea? constipation? nausea? vomiting? blood in stool? Left... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vlad Apostol
Internal Medicine 11 years experience
Stomach or heart: Valvular heart disease, although possible, is less likely unless other symptoms appear. Seems most cardiac tests have been done to rule in heart probl... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vlad Apostol
Internal Medicine 11 years experience
Family history: Usually a family history (first degree relatives) of heart attacks or strokes can be a red flag for developing similar conditions in the future. This ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vlad Apostol
Internal Medicine 11 years experience
Anything possible: Short answer is yes, long answer is if you have family history of IBD (Irritable Bowel Diseases) like UC (ulcerative colitis) or Crohn's, you should d... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vlad Apostol
Internal Medicine 11 years experience
Emergency room visit: It is advisable to go to the emergency room if you feel you are having such large amounts of bright red blood per rectum, especially with associated s... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Vlad Apostol
Internal Medicine 11 years experience
Drug interactions: Sucralfate can indeed affect / reduce the extent of absorption (bioavailability) of certain medications (full list at WebMD) . Cipro (ciprofloxacin) (... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vlad Apostol
Internal Medicine 11 years experience
IBS or something.: IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) is different than IBD (inflammatory bowel disease). Both must be considered when presenting with abdominal pain, change... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vlad Apostol
Internal Medicine 11 years experience
Common things first.: Usually, changes in a young child-bearing female's menstrual cycle can be attributed to a few things. Among those "few" diagnoses, the most common are... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vlad Apostol
Internal Medicine 11 years experience
Vessel damage.: I will assume you mean "Meth" not "Method" being "shot up". When injecting a foreign chemical in one's body, there is a tendency for the body to react... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vlad Apostol
Internal Medicine 11 years experience
Could be: If appendicitis was ruled out with a CT scan in the ER, it's reasonable to assume it may be musculoskeletal or even some referred back pain. A CT scan... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vlad Apostol
Internal Medicine 11 years experience
In the setting of?: L:P ratio > 30 suggests inherited disorders of the respiratory chain complex or tricarboxylic acid cycle disorders. An elevated lactate and a L:P r... Read More

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Thank you, your answer was very helpful!
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Your answer was very helpful! Thanks :)
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine, NY
Graduated 2011MD

Residency

UNIVERSITY HOSPITALS OF CLEVELAND
Completed 2015
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