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Dr. Vaidehi Patel

Internal Medicine
GA
13 years experience female

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Internal Medicine

Licenses

United States: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina

Languages spoken

English, Gujarati, Hindi

Doctor Q&A

80 Answers
98 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vaidehi Patel
Internal Medicine 13 years experience
Additionally...: If hard stool is a pattern for you then I would consider a good daily regimen of stool softners, ducolax/colace and good fiber in your diet. You can ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vaidehi Patel
Internal Medicine 13 years experience
Depends: Possible you are pregnant? Get a pregnancy test. Some chance you are premenopausal? Any recent start or discontinuation of of medications, birth cont... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vaidehi Patel
Internal Medicine 13 years experience
Talk to your doctor: You need to get evaluated by your doctors with both a detailed history and physical exam. Need more information on duration of the symptoms and if the... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vaidehi Patel
Internal Medicine 13 years experience
Right heart failure : Cor pulmonale refers to the altered structure (eg, hypertrophy or dilatation) and/or impaired function of the right ventricle that results from pulmon... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vaidehi Patel
Internal Medicine 13 years experience
Depends: With proper supervision by a health care profession it is okay but if you are doing this on your own it is not safe. You want to reduce calories per ... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vaidehi Patel
Internal Medicine 13 years experience
Depends: heart rate can be low when you are sleeping. Are you having any symptoms and what is the duration of the low heart rate. IF it is just a drop to low... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vaidehi Patel
Internal Medicine 13 years experience
Sugar pills: Placebo pills are sugar pills used as placeholders. They help you stay on track by taking a pill every day until the next month starts. If you can ke... Read More
A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vaidehi Patel
Internal Medicine 13 years experience
No need to repeat: Current evidence does not support routine screening for Barrett esophagus based on gastroesophageal reflux disease symptoms.
A female asked:
Dr. Vaidehi Patel
Internal Medicine 13 years experience
You should : First of all drink more water to stay well hydrated. Then use emollient for lips.
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vaidehi Patel
Internal Medicine 13 years experience
Normal: It sounds perfectly normal. The jump up in heart rate with change in position is normal physiologic response. Your heart rate and blood pressure cha... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vaidehi Patel
Internal Medicine 13 years experience
Hard to tell: More information is needed to tell if this is abnormal. A consultation may be necessary.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vaidehi Patel
Internal Medicine 13 years experience
Talk to ob/gyn: usually 7 day course is sufficient for treatment of BV but speak to you ob/gyn to ensure its been treated. During pregnancy having some amount of vag... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vaidehi Patel
Internal Medicine 13 years experience
No: slow release protonix cannot be crushed. Talk to you doctor about an alternative form of protonix or another medicine
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vaidehi Patel
Internal Medicine 13 years experience
Yes: MRI will show an aneurysm. Your headaches could be due to other reason. If you got an MRI done already a physician is already involved so go back to... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Vaidehi Patel
Internal Medicine 13 years experience
Yes: Productive cough after pneumonia can last up 4-6 weeks but will start to decrease in the amount of phlegm you bring up. I
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vaidehi Patel
Internal Medicine 13 years experience
Depends: Have your been diagnosed by a psychiatrist? For treatment and therapy you will need to be seen by psychiatrist.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vaidehi Patel
Internal Medicine 13 years experience
Depends: Post nasal drip can be allergic, nonallergic, and vasomotor rhinitis, acute nasopharyngitis, and sinusitis. Treatment depends on etiology. Medical co... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vaidehi Patel
Internal Medicine 13 years experience
See your doctor: Please see you doctor soon. This could be simple as gastroenteritis or serious as a bleed in GI tract. You will need CBC and endoscopy. If your hem... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vaidehi Patel
Internal Medicine 13 years experience
Depends: Depends on what type of cancers . Certain cancer in the family warrant you to be screened at a certain age. Talk to a doctor so a thorough history of... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vaidehi Patel
Internal Medicine 13 years experience
Sounds like a cold: This sounds like a cold and possibly even a bacterial infection. Rest, drink a lot of liquids and you can use neti pot. If your symptoms are not imp... Read More
A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vaidehi Patel
Internal Medicine 13 years experience
Slow release med: Cannot be crushed or split. The distribution of the medication will be not be even.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vaidehi Patel
Internal Medicine 13 years experience
No necessarily : Pneumonia takes 6-7 weeks to clear from lungs. It's not that you still have an infection if you have finished the course of your antibiotics. The muco... Read More
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vaidehi Patel
Internal Medicine 13 years experience
Need to see doctor: He could be having sleep apnea which can exacerbate arrhythmias. Best thing to do is see a doctor for further testing.
A member asked:
Dr. Vaidehi Patel
Internal Medicine 13 years experience
Motion sickness: The vestibular system in your ear have sensors for motion. When you are sitting in a moving vehicle and reading your eyes are telling your brain you ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Vaidehi Patel
Internal Medicine 13 years experience
No: No it does not have any relationship.
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vaidehi Patel
Internal Medicine 13 years experience
No: Screening usually is done with a upper endoscopy or double-contrast barium radiographs with photofluorography or digital radiography in someone with s... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vaidehi Patel
Internal Medicine 13 years experience
Elevated: TSH is elevated. He needs more lab work with free T4 and T3. Please go and see your doctor for further evaluation.
A female asked:
Dr. Vaidehi Patel
Internal Medicine 13 years experience
Yes: It is safe in most cases. Just keep in mind, in some patient, atenolol and diphenhydramine may have additive effects in lowering your blood pressure... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vaidehi Patel
Internal Medicine 13 years experience
You are fine: Usually sinus infection that need to be treated with antibiotics need treatment for 5-7 days. If you symptoms are not worsening you should be fine.
A female asked:
Dr. Vaidehi Patel
Internal Medicine 13 years experience
Yes: It is a safe antibiotic for pregnant women. Studies have shown no known fetal harm based on animal testing 10x the human dose.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vaidehi Patel
Internal Medicine 13 years experience
Not sure : Your question is too vague. Please give more details on what symptoms and what test you are concerned about?
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vaidehi Patel
Internal Medicine 13 years experience
Skin cancer: Besides sun burn the biggest risk of prolonged sun exposure is skin cancer.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vaidehi Patel
Internal Medicine 13 years experience
No: Such techniques are not proven to be successful. Speak to your ob/gyn regarding assistance with fertility. There are options for you but a physician ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vaidehi Patel
Internal Medicine 13 years experience
Low risk: It is a category B drug, meaning that there have been no well-controlled studies on the effects of the drug on pregnant women. Though the risk are m... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vaidehi Patel
Internal Medicine 13 years experience
Yes but <1%: if you are on Clomiphen then there is <1% change of weight gain.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vaidehi Patel
Internal Medicine 13 years experience
...: suppositories or any other stimulants/laxatives/stool softners are not always successful. Drink lots of water and increase your fiber as well if you ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Vaidehi Patel
Internal Medicine 13 years experience
Unsure of question: If you are worried you are pregnant then you can do a home pregnancy test. If you missed your period for more then 1 cycle go see your doctor for eva... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vaidehi Patel
Internal Medicine 13 years experience
Yes: Usually CT alone will show brain aneurysm. MRI without contast is added if CT is negative but suspicion is high for aneurysm. Though MRA visualizes b... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vaidehi Patel
Internal Medicine 13 years experience
Nothing to worry: if you have not had any symptoms then you should be fine. One extra dose will not hurt
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vaidehi Patel
Internal Medicine 13 years experience
Hard to say: Without more information and physical exam it is hard to diagnose. You may need a consultation.
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vaidehi Patel
Internal Medicine 13 years experience
Yes: some people can have normal lower resting heart rate. The problem is if you have symptoms such as dizziness, lightheadedness, syncope along with thes... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Vaidehi Patel
Internal Medicine 13 years experience
No: Your blood pressure is normal. Many healthy individuals can have normally lower blood pressures. Being cold can be due to other reason. Talk to you... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vaidehi Patel
Internal Medicine 13 years experience
Depends on diagnosis: Treatments vary by condition, so it's important to know which type of vaginal infection you have. Types of vaginal infections are bacterial vaginosis... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vaidehi Patel
Internal Medicine 13 years experience
Yes: Some studies have shown CoQ10 enzyme to be of benefit in heart failure and reducing cholesterol but not enough evidence to support use in the treatmen... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vaidehi Patel
Internal Medicine 13 years experience
A prognositic factor: levels are incorporated into staging system for multiple myeloma. Higher levels in 75% cases can correlated with higher tumor burden.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vaidehi Patel
Internal Medicine 13 years experience
Yes: Prenatal vitamins can be taken by non-pregnant adult. Like most vitamins, unless your overdose, there are no serious side effects. Lamictal can be r... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vaidehi Patel
Internal Medicine 13 years experience
Depends: More information is needed about your symptoms. What kinds of urinary trouble are you having and for how long? blood in urine? Associated symptoms of ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Vaidehi Patel
Internal Medicine 13 years experience
Imbalance of flora: Bacterial vaginosis is a very common vaginal infection in women. It is from bacteria that live normally in the vagina and for unclear reasons, overgro... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Vaidehi Patel
Internal Medicine 13 years experience
No: There is nothing you can do if you already took the dose. I am assuming your mother in law is prescribed Albuterol Nebulizer treatment. Albuterol so... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Vaidehi Patel
Internal Medicine 13 years experience
Depends: Chronic cough can be due to reflux, allergies, or postnasal drip. You need to talk to your doctor about further evaluation.

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This was very helpful. Thanks! Hi Dr. Vaidehi Patel thanks for your kind professional advice best wishes from England UK
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This made me feel good. Thanks! Thank you . I am leading much healthier life now. It is kind of you to respond.
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Your answer was very helpful, thanks! Went to the er. Will have a colonoscopy Monday., Thank you so much!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Medical University of the Americas, Saint Kitts And Nevis
Graduated 2009MD

Residency

JOHNSON CITY MEDICAL CENTER
Completed 2014

Awards

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