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Dr. Rola Rimawi

Internal Medicine
Scottsdale
21 years experience female

About

Bio

I am double board certified in Geriatrics and Internal medicine with over 10 years experience in a variety of settings. I have worked in hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, home visits and hospice.

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Internal Medicine

Licenses

United States: New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania

Languages spoken

Arabic, English

Doctor Q&A

118 Answers
18 Agrees
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rola Rimawi
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
No: It is not typical for a 29 year old woman to have menstrual periods every three months without any type of birth control plan in place. You should ge... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Rola Rimawi
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
May be muscular : May be musculoskeletal pain from exertion and heavy lifting. Try taking Tylenol and rest. If the pain with breathing or laying down persists, then see... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rola Rimawi
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
See a doctor : You need to get your blood pressure, heart rate and temperature checked, a physical exam and possible blood tests, X-rays. Not sure how long you've ha... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rola Rimawi
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Hard to say: Without knowing if there's a rash/ hives/ bite marks associated with the itching or other associated symptoms ( i.e.: fever, swelling, etc), it'd be t... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rola Rimawi
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Normal body temperat: That is still in the range of normal body temperature. You are young and apparently healthy so you probably don't get sick often which is the reason y... Read More
A 64-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rola Rimawi
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
See an MD: With her age, it is best to get blood tests (check for anemia, thyroid problems, kidney/liver function especially if on medications). She also needs a... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rola Rimawi
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Get it checked: Without being able to examine your arm and assess for swelling, redness, movement, etc. its hard to say for certain whether there is possibly a fract... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rola Rimawi
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
May be hard: I am guessing you mean a therapist for psychotherapy? Unless she's a danger to herself or others, you can't forec her to go. Try your best to convince... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Rola Rimawi
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
See a doctor: If you have missed two consecutive periods and the pregnancy test still read as negative and it is a reliable pregnancy test, it would be unlikely tha... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Rola Rimawi
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Depends: it depends on how far along you are in pregnancy, dose and whether you've already experienced a miscarriage and completing process. Are you taking thi... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rola Rimawi
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Likely a skin issue : If it is your skin that is itchy and burning it is likely a skin issue. Is there discoloration? Have you put something on the area that may have cause... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Rola Rimawi
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Needs follow up: I'm not sure what your exact question is but if the thyroid problem developed during pregnancy then it is best to followup for more blood tests before... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rola Rimawi
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Stomach pain: Without more history and examining you it would be hard to tell for sure. Are you having other symptoms, like fever, diarrhea, blood in the vomit or s... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rola Rimawi
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Hard to say: Without knowing your medical history, medication use, etc. its hard to pinpoint cause. May be GI (stomach, intestinal, appendix or any of the organs ... Read More
A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rola Rimawi
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Head bump : It seems this was posted some time ago, so if you are still having pain in your head, eye swelling, ear pain then you should consult a doctor in perso... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rola Rimawi
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Hemorrhoid: There are two types of hemorrhoid- internal which you usually cannot see or feel because they are far too deep inside and external which are closer to... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rola Rimawi
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Vaginal discharge? : If vaginal discharge, which would be more likely probably than urethral discharge, then you can see an gynecologist. If you're convinced it's urethra... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Rola Rimawi
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
See doctor: You should see a doctor, get an exam, likely need a chest X-ray and your doctor may consider antibiotics as 6 weeks is a long time. But start by seein... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rola Rimawi
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Itching: Would need mor history and to examine you and not really sure what you mean by "internal" itching. If it's the skin that's itching, is there a rash, d... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Rola Rimawi
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Rectal bleeding. : There are a few causes of bright red blood in the stool including hemorrhoids, but also anal fissures, avm malformations, inflammatory bowel disease, ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Rola Rimawi
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Muscle pains: If you experienced these pains after carrying a heavy backpack then it is reasonable to assume the pains may be a result of this. Try Tylenol to relie... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rola Rimawi
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Possible reasons?: Has anything new happened in your life in the last couple of months causing increased anxiety or worry? Are you drinking more caffeinated drinks befor... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rola Rimawi
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Difficult breathing?: Not really sure if you mean as with difficulty breathing or be able to externally see/ feel it ( which would involve more the skin). In either of thes... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Rola Rimawi
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Hard stool: Consider increasing your water intake and adding more fiber to your diet ( fruits, vegetables, seeds, fiber supplements, etc.). Have you doctor review... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rola Rimawi
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Get checked : These spots may be due to an infectious or autoimmune process or reaction to something you put into your mouth. You should get examined soon by your d... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rola Rimawi
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
TMJ pain: TMJ syndrome affects temperomandibular joint ( jaw area to front of ear) and can cause pain with chewing, talking or yawning. You may hear clicking or... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rola Rimawi
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Chest vs breast?: You can discuss with your PCP/cardiologist putting an event monitor or loop recorder to record your heart rhythm for longer periods if your concern is... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Rola Rimawi
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Pregnancy test?: Did your doctor check a pregnancy test? If you haven't had a cycle and were previously regular in your cycles, you should do a pregnancy test. Not su... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rola Rimawi
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Lump: It may be a cyst or a lipoma. Both would be somewhat soft and rubbery though. It is best to get it checked by your PCP and then decide whether it nee... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rola Rimawi
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Possible depression?: Some symptoms of major depression include sleep problems ( either sleeping too much or too little), loss of interest in activities that were previousl... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rola Rimawi
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
See a doctor : Given your young age, but without knowing your medical history or being able to examine you, it is not normal to get chest pain/tightness and pounding... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Rola Rimawi
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
See your doctor: It is best to have it looked at by your doctor to make sure it's not infected and needs drainage. You may also need antibiotics if infected. If you po... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rola Rimawi
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Best to see a doctor: It is difficult to say if the dark patch will be permanent or not. It is best to see a doctor and have them evaluate your skin. It is best not to use ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Rola Rimawi
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Dental visit : You should consider being seen by a dentist and investigating your teeth to make sure that's not the primary source. Acid reflux may also cause bad br... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rola Rimawi
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Check for pregnancy : If you are still getting your periods, this may be premenstrual symptoms, but given your age and symptoms you describe you should get a pregnancy test... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rola Rimawi
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
See a doctor : At your age it may be anxiety or stress but cannot say for sure whether it may be a spontaneous issue, like a collapsed lung or arrhythmia? See your d... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rola Rimawi
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Any risk factors?: Uterine rupture occurs usually when the scar of a previous C-section tears open and is rare. Multiple prior C-sections are risk. AFE occurs when amni... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Rola Rimawi
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Need more info: Need more information regarding your fear of vomiting. Have you been vomiting frequently? Without more information regarding this fear and your medica... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rola Rimawi
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
See your doc: It is best for you to get examined of your nose is frequetly bllody. Occasional nose bleeds may ccur due to dry weather, infections, trauma, etc. but... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rola Rimawi
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Depends : You don't necessarily have to do anything. If you experience severe headache, visual changes, dizziness or there's a change in memory or thought proce... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rola Rimawi
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
See a doctor: May be related to musculoskeletal causes, trauma, infection or inflammation. Hard to tell without more history and an exam. Please see your doctor
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rola Rimawi
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Protection: The skeletal system function to protect vital organs like the brain ( in terms of the skull) or heart and lungs and give structure to the body. Bones ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rola Rimawi
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Different causes: May be as simple as a pimple or ingrown hair or a cyst ( fluid filled sac) or infection like an abscess or something more serious requiring biopsy/exc... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Rola Rimawi
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Vaginal bleeding: It's best to get checked by a doctor, get a pregnancy test done, possibly a sonogram of your uterus to assess your uterus, and blood tests to make sur... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Rola Rimawi
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Might be gout: Swollen, hot, painful ankle that comes periodically may be a sign of gout. It may affect other joints like the big toe, knees, foot. Best way to diagn... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rola Rimawi
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Possible: If the scar is noticeable and you really want to get rid of it, then you should probably see a plastic surgeon or possibly a cosmetic dermatologist to... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rola Rimawi
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
See a doctor: without knowing your medical history, medications, a more detailed description of the pain and what else it is associated with, it is best to have a t... Read More
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rola Rimawi
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Speak to your doctor: It is best not to stop a medication,especially if you're not currently having side effects,without discussing this with your doctor. He or she will co... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rola Rimawi
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Get checked : It is best to get it checked and biopsied vs excised. May have a better idea of what it may be if we knew whether it has increased in size, mobile mas... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rola Rimawi
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Ear sound : It may be that you have too much earwax in your ear (s). There may be a feeling of fullness on that side and decreased hearing. There are over the cou... Read More

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Jul 10, 2018
Recommend me for pain in anal area.
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Apr 25, 2017
She is a well helpfull doctor.
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This was very helpful. Thanks! I'll go for a sonogram soon. One year ago no clot. Now---who knows. If no clot, then I'll do vein stripping. This is what they do a lot in Florida. They stay with the la...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! You really understood where I was going with my #. Besides meds there has to be some way to protect oneself from the devastation of blood clots. I will find the way. Tha...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you Dr. Rimawi! I didn't realise that the matter could be so complex. I shall certainly follow your advice.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

SUNY DOWNSTATE-Brooklyn
Graduated 2001MD

Residency

LONG ISLAND JEWISH MEDICAL CENTER

Awards

Elected, Phi Beta Kappa
Top Doctor, First Place, Arizona - Winter
2016
Top Founding Knowledge Editor, First Place, National - Winter
2016

Affiliations

American Geriatric Society

Publications

Effects of statins beyond lipid lowering: potential for clinical benefits.
Malignant pleural effusions in lymphoproliferative disorders.
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