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Dr. Peter Schmidt

Pain Management
CA
14 years experience male

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CA

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Pain Management

Addiction Medicine

Anesthesiology

Licenses

United States: California

Doctor Q&A

23 Answers
4 Agrees
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A male asked:
Dr. Peter Schmidt
Pain Management 14 years experience
Butrans: Buprenorphine (butrans) is often used to treat opioid dependence. If implemented properly, it can alleviate the signs and symptoms of withdrawal. Init... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Schmidt
Pain Management 14 years experience
Time: Are you asking if there's something that will make the lidocaine wear off sooner? No such product exists - you just have to give it time. If the numbn... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Schmidt
Pain Management 14 years experience
Seek care: Please go to an urgent care clinic or the emergency room. Abdominal pain in pregnancy has many causes and some are serious!
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Schmidt
Pain Management 14 years experience
Rebound headaches: Yes, you could be experiencing rebound headaches, which are headaches that return after an analgesic (like mobic) wears off in people who are suscepti... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Schmidt
Pain Management 14 years experience
Follow-up!: It could simply be fibrocystic changes, or a simple cyst but please follow-up with your PCP or OB as soon as possible for further work-up!
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Schmidt
Pain Management 14 years experience
Yes: It certainly could. There are many headache medications that do not contain caffeine, you could try these first.
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Schmidt
Pain Management 14 years experience
Use caution: Please follow your prescribing physician's instructions regarding the use of these two meds together. There is a risk of the benzodiazepine potentiati... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Schmidt
Pain Management 14 years experience
Strained intercostal: Sometimes we get in strange positions when we sleep and can strain the muscles that run between our ribs. If it goes away, nothing to worry about. If ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Schmidt
Pain Management 14 years experience
Yes: It could be related. You are quite young for osteoarthritis so another possibility is a herniated or bulging disc. This can touch a nerve root in your... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Schmidt
Pain Management 14 years experience
Many possibilities: Myron, This pain could have many different causes, from a strained muscle to costochondritis (arthritis of the rib joints). If the pain is interfering... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Schmidt
Pain Management 14 years experience
Pelvic PT: Many pelvic pain specialists recommend pelvic physical therapy (physiotherapy). There are many therapists that specialize in this and can help you thr... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Schmidt
Pain Management 14 years experience
Growth: Hypertrophy literally means excessive growth. Growth of a muscle can be a good thing if it is a result of exercise. It would be important to know the ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Schmidt
Pain Management 14 years experience
Disc?: Have you been evaluated by a physician? An acute herniated disc can be quite painful, especially with an annular tear. The natural course of this is t... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Schmidt
Pain Management 14 years experience
Seek care ASAP: This may a developing abscess or cellulitis. Please get evaluated ASAP.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Schmidt
Pain Management 14 years experience
Many things: The differential diagnosis for these complaints is very broad. I suggest you start by seeing your primary care physician to be evaluated or perhaps a ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Schmidt
Pain Management 14 years experience
Opioids: the metabolites of hydrocodone and codeine (from Tylenol#3) will both appear in a typical opioid drug screen
A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Schmidt
Pain Management 14 years experience
Safety first!: Your doctor is trying to keep you safe during your next procedure. Vomiting during sedation can lead to you breathing in the vomit (aspiration) which ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Peter Schmidt
Pain Management 14 years experience
XRay findings: This means that your L5 vertebral body has moved slightly backwards over S1. Grade 1 means it is mild. The foramina are holes in the vertebrae wear th... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Schmidt
Pain Management 14 years experience
Yes: Your physician has the full diagnostic picture and you should trust his/her judgement. However, if things worsen or change in the interim, please seek... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Schmidt
Pain Management 14 years experience
Exercise!: The benefits of regular exercise such as running are many and well-researched. Cardiovascular activity boosts the immune system, increases blood flow ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Schmidt
Pain Management 14 years experience
Costovertebral: It's possible that your strained your costovertebral joint/s (where your ribs meet your spine). Usually this resolves spontaneously, but can hurt with... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Schmidt
Pain Management 14 years experience
Possible: Generic drugs need to be within +/-20% of the bioavailability of the original drug. So theoretically, your new formulation could be providing you with... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Peter Schmidt
Pain Management 14 years experience
Sensory loss: This is a significant procedure and should be discussed thoroughly with your surgeon. As the nerve roots will be cut or otherwise destroyed, you will ... Read More

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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine, CO
Graduated 2008MD

Residency

UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA MEDICAL CENTER

Awards

Founding Knowledge Editor, First Place, California - Winter
2016
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