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Dr. Lauren Freid

Internal Medicine
7 years experience female

About

Bio

I'm a certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in both Internal Medicine (2017) and Rheumatology (2019). I currently live and practice in Southern California. I am licensed to Practice in Pennsylvania and California.

Specialties
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Internal Medicine

Rheumatology

Licenses

United States: California, Pennsylvania

Doctor Q&A

5 Answers
6 Agrees
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lauren Freid
Internal Medicine 7 years experience
Do not use bleach: No. Your could severely irritate your skin or accidentally ingest this. Not a healthy option.
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lauren Freid
Internal Medicine 7 years experience
Bleeding risk: Individually these meds increase risk for bleeding, this risk increases when used in combination. That said, they are usually prescribed in combination for good reason when BENEFIT outweighs the risk of bleeding. It is to discuss this concern with the prescriber of these medications, and make sure you understand the reason for being on all meds. Would not change anything until talking to them.
A 57-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lauren Freid
Internal Medicine 7 years experience
Osteoporosis: Likely not osteomalacia, however a bisphosphonate should not be taken 8 years consecutively. We routinely use it for 3-5 years, then take a "drug holiday" during which time we either stop the med or change to a different one. If on bisphosphonate for too long, bones may not remodel the correctly, and atypical fractures can occur. Talk to your doc about whether you should still be on it.

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Your answer was very helpful! Thanks :) Thank you, I'll take her to our GP once this Coronavirus allows us too
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I'm on Denosumab inj. now, instead of bisfosfonates. Thanks!
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This was very helpful. Thanks!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, PA
Graduated 2014MD

Residency

TEMPLE UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL
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