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Dr. Joseph Wood

Endocrinology
27 years experience male

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Endocrinology

Licenses

United States: Georgia, Maine

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

28 Answers
25 Agrees
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Wood
Endocrinology 27 years experience
Ignore: The underlying cause/Dx and severity dictates treatment options (beta blockers, Thionamides, I-131).
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Wood
Endocrinology 27 years experience
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Wood
Endocrinology 27 years experience
Perhaps: Good morning Sir, Additional information is needed. Low total testosterone with normal LH/FSH could represent secondary hypogonadism but repeat test... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Wood
Endocrinology 27 years experience
Take synthroid alone: Good afternoon, As you correctly stated calcium, iron etc shouldn’t be taken with thyroid hormone replacement, including synthroid. The same goes for... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Wood
Endocrinology 27 years experience
Not necessarily: Good day, A normal glucose/ fasting blood sugar is <100 mg/dL and 2 hours after a meal or oral glucose tolerance test normal is <140 mg/dL. Se... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Wood
Endocrinology 27 years experience
Epigastric hernia or: Greetings Sir, Rectus abdominis diastasis is separation of the rectus abdominis muscles that can occur causing a protrusion when flexing the abs or d... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Wood
Endocrinology 27 years experience
Pituitary issue: Hello! An elevated prolactin needs to be further evaluated. Elevations in prolactin can be related to a prolactinoma or other pituitary abnormalities ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Joseph Wood
Endocrinology 27 years experience
Probably not: Hello, Patients with thyroid disorders are not thought to be at increased risk for getting COVID-19 or to have worse illness if they become ill from ... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Wood
Endocrinology 27 years experience
Ignore: If you are experiencing feeling hot, tremors, unintentional weight loss, rapid heart rate ask.
A female asked:
Dr. Joseph Wood
Endocrinology 27 years experience
Usually resolves : Hello, Having a little pain following a biopsy of the thyroid can be expected for a few days after the procedure. Complications from a biopsy can be a... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Wood
Endocrinology 27 years experience
Yes: The extent of bottom surgery will determine the number of available surgeons. Surgery to remove the uterus and ovaries is a common procedure and many... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Joseph Wood
Endocrinology 27 years experience
Ask your Dr: Good Morning, I would recommend calling your Dr and asking them to be sure. A1C levels are typically done every 3 months but you could delay the test... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Wood
Endocrinology 27 years experience
Yes: Greetings Matthew-Inspra is an aldosterone blocker used to treat patients with hypertension and heart failure but is often used in the medical treatm... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Wood
Endocrinology 27 years experience
You can lose weight: PCOS is commonly associated with being overweight but studies have shown that weight loss can occur in PCOS patients by any number of ways with or wit... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Wood
Endocrinology 27 years experience
Several treatments: PCOS is an important cause of androgen excess, menstrual irregularity, and cardiometabolic dysfunction in women. Treatments are guided by whether the ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Wood
Endocrinology 27 years experience
Yes, Yes: Pears do contain antioxidants. Refer to the link to these two links for details on antioxidant content of many foods: https://nutritionj.biomedcentr... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Wood
Endocrinology 27 years experience
Depends on lab range: Likely subclinical hypothyroidism: when TSH is above normal and FT4/FT3 or T3/T4 are normal. This condition is typically caused by immune damage (hash... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Wood
Endocrinology 27 years experience
More tests needed: Hello, these type of symptoms could be related to an over active thyroid (hyperthyroidism) or can also be seen in women approaching menopause. Both of... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Wood
Endocrinology 27 years experience
Ignore: Calcium and iron in food inhibit absorption of thyroid hormone medications; take on an empty stomach.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Wood
Endocrinology 27 years experience
Ignore: Take medications as prescribed, get monitoring labs and be careful about eating iodine rich foods.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Wood
Endocrinology 27 years experience
Ignore: If you have increased weight, dry skin, constipation, feeling cold, depressed mood ask Dr for test.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Wood
Endocrinology 27 years experience
Ignore: Take your thyroid hormone medication on an empty stomach, daily, and have periodic monitoring labs.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Wood
Endocrinology 27 years experience
Pituitary anatomy: Greetings, a pituitary MRI +\- contrast is done to evaluate the potential causes of pituitary hormone abnormalities. Typically, this would be lookin... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Wood
Endocrinology 27 years experience
See dentist: Bleeding gums with brushing your teeth may indicate periodontal disease. Getting an exam by a dentist is key.
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Wood
Endocrinology 27 years experience
Many possibilities: What you describe may be genital warts, also called condyloma acuminatum but an exam by your provider is recommended. These are common and caused by h... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Wood
Endocrinology 27 years experience
Take hormone alone: Good afternoon, Vitamin supplements, some prescription medications and food can decrease absorption thyroid hormone absorption but 6 hrs as you descri... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Joseph Wood
Endocrinology 27 years experience
Depends: Good Morning, Coronavirus should be killed by cooking temperatures like other corona viruses. If you are asking about heat in the context of weather/... Read More
A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Wood
Endocrinology 27 years experience
Not necessary : Hello, Seeing a specialist is not usually necessary to diagnose and treat an under active thyroid (hypothyroidism) and GP’s usually are perfectly comp... Read More

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Nov 5, 2018
Very Competent and has very good Medical Knowledge
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Your answer made me feel good! Thanks :)
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful!
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Your answer was very helpful, thanks!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

George Washington University Medical School, DC
Graduated 1995MD

Medical/Graduate school

Medical College of Georgia, United States
Graduated 1991MD

Residency

Tripler Army Medical Center

Awards

THOUGHT LEADER, First Place, AUGUSTA REGION - 2018
TOP ENDOCRINOLOGIST, First Place, THE NATION - 2018
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