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Dr. Jose Prieto-hernandez

Infectious Disease
Hialeah, FL
37 years experience male

Locations

Office

Hialeah, FL

Address

7600, W 20th Ave, Hialeah, FL, United States
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
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Fax

3055570002

Insurances accepted

Aetna

Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Florida

Cigna

CIGNA Health Care

Coventry Health Care

United HealthCare Insurance Company

About

Bio

I was raised in Puerto Rico , so fluent in Spanish and English,. Attended the School of Medicine of the University of Puerto Rico, then Internship in Staten Island Hospital in New York and also Residency in Internal Medicine in Lutheran Medical center in Brooklyn New York before the Infectious Disease Fellowship in University of Miami Jackson Memorial Hospital!! I like to treat Infections of the Liver especially Hepatitis C and all its genotypes, HIV, STD's and Lung , Skin and Bone infections. also Tropical Diseases!

Specialties
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Infectious Disease

Internal Medicine

Licenses

United States: Florida

Doctor Q&A

168 Answers
49 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A member asked:
Dr. Jose Prieto-hernandez
Infectious Disease 37 years experience
Muscle breakdown: Breakdown of Muscle Tissue is Rhabdomyolysis. It may occur to people who overdose on Drugs or Alcohol and stay in the floor for a long time causing p... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jose Prieto-hernandez
Infectious Disease 37 years experience
Renal abscess?: If Urine cultures are negative then either an atypical organism is causing infections or there may be a kidney abnormality like an abscess! In either ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jose Prieto-hernandez
Infectious Disease 37 years experience
Get Lotrimin AF OTC : Sounds like Candida ( Yeast) Balanitis so antifungal cream like Over the counter Lotrimin twice daily for two weeks and trying to keep your genitals a... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jose Prieto-hernandez
Infectious Disease 37 years experience
Mononucleosis: Sounds like Mononucleosis Syndrome. Differential is EBV,CMV, Hepatitis and other viruses. Best follow up with your PCP or go to ID Specialist for furt... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jose Prieto-hernandez
Infectious Disease 37 years experience
Yes sometimes: It can lead to delayed periods
A female asked:
Dr. Jose Prieto-hernandez
Infectious Disease 37 years experience
Pox ?: Have the ER check you out! Chickenpox,Small pox, Syphilis,,Ehrlichiosis, Rocky mountain Spotted Fever, Rickettsial pox are in the differential
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jose Prieto-hernandez
Infectious Disease 37 years experience
Go to your Doc: Get evaluated and treated for Infection. Especially if you live in a Lyme Disease area! Target Lesion or Erythema Chronica Migrans is a Pathognomonic ... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jose Prieto-hernandez
Infectious Disease 37 years experience
Cherry Angioma: Probable Penile Cherry Red Hemangioma. A benign skin growth. Best see Dermatologist to confirm this since you said it has grown!
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jose Prieto-hernandez
Infectious Disease 37 years experience
No: No Diabetes unless FBS above 120 mg/dl all the time, best way is get Hba1c and if more than or equal to 6.5% then Diabetes would be confirmed . Or do ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jose Prieto-hernandez
Infectious Disease 37 years experience
No major interactio: No major drug interactions between Bupropion and Oxymetalozine decongestant. Bupropion in people with alcoholism can precipitate alcohol withdrawal an... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jose Prieto-hernandez
Infectious Disease 37 years experience
Yes: Dextromorphan in NyQuil can give rise to a high and in some people vivid dreams or nightmares
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jose Prieto-hernandez
Infectious Disease 37 years experience
Best bid: It is a difficult organism to eradicate so best follow the directions faithfully if you want to get rid of it. Three common Triple regimens for 14 day... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jose Prieto-hernandez
Infectious Disease 37 years experience
Ignore: Ask your Doctor to do a dipstick or Urinalysis frequently when you have burning on Urination !
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jose Prieto-hernandez
Infectious Disease 37 years experience
Possible but rare: Fungal infections can be acquired from animals or the environment like Ringworm ! others are from your own skin flora. Like candida intertrigo or yeas... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jose Prieto-hernandez
Infectious Disease 37 years experience
It is fine: Limit your drinking to one drink daily,more than this could lead to alcohol abuse and affect your liver and brain
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jose Prieto-hernandez
Infectious Disease 37 years experience
Supportive : No real treatment ! Experimental in transplant patients using IV / nebulized RIBAVIRIN WITH IV GAMMAGLOBULIN, EXPERIMENTAL AGENT DAS181 ( SIALIDASE ).... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jose Prieto-hernandez
Infectious Disease 37 years experience
No: Basal body temperature return to baseline if organism being treated is susceptible to this antibiotic.!
A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jose Prieto-hernandez
Infectious Disease 37 years experience
HC Suppository: Best treat with Hydrocortsone Suppository, Sitz Bath,. If not effective go to Proctologist or Gastroenterologist to get Rubber banding of your hemorr... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jose Prieto-hernandez
Infectious Disease 37 years experience
Styes: Staphylococcus aureus bacterial skin Infection Use OTC antibacterial soap to clean your face! Safeguard or Dial! Besides warm compresses have your do... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Jose Prieto-hernandez
Infectious Disease 37 years experience
Epididymitis: Painful Testicles is worrysome for Infection of outer lining of the testicle the epididymis and needs acute attention. If Blood flow decreases then it... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Jose Prieto-hernandez
Infectious Disease 37 years experience
Rinse with water: It is a disinfectant antiseptic but for external use! It is irritating especially to anal mucosa and poisonous when swallowed or breathed in large amo... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jose Prieto-hernandez
Infectious Disease 37 years experience
Idiosyncratic Rx: Neomycin, Egg Allergy Most reactions of Fever, swelling at the injection site, Hives , Shortness of breath and wheezing! Worsening pain is idiosyncr... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jose Prieto-hernandez
Infectious Disease 37 years experience
Peptobismul liquid!: !0 ml of Peptobismol Liquid every 2-4 hours should help with the Diarrhea and Nausea! Also drink plenty of Gatorade to keep yourself hydrated!
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jose Prieto-hernandez
Infectious Disease 37 years experience
Try different agent: When SSRI fail, Options are add NE antidepressant like Bupropion or try SNRI or consult a Psychiatrist for different treatment options!
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jose Prieto-hernandez
Infectious Disease 37 years experience
No : Metronidazole, Doxycycline, Ampicillin, Flouroquinolones and Diflucan do not affect Oral Contraceptive steroid levels în women taking OC . IT IS STILL... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Jose Prieto-hernandez
Infectious Disease 37 years experience
No: There is chance of secondary infection from removing or peeling crust or dead skin from an infected finger that is healing! Only debridement is done ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Jose Prieto-hernandez
Infectious Disease 37 years experience
Test for Pregnancy!: Check for early Pregnancy if spotting after period ended . Check with your doctor!
A male asked:
Dr. Jose Prieto-hernandez
Infectious Disease 37 years experience
Fever from what?: If this is repeating itself thru time ( Years) then it could be Familial Mediterranean Fever ! Rare conditions! Have his physician or Hospital Check ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jose Prieto-hernandez
Infectious Disease 37 years experience
Kaopectate: Use a lot of bulk forming agents like Kaopectate to make watery stools hard again!
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jose Prieto-hernandez
Infectious Disease 37 years experience
N Test Normal Pt: If normal Blood Test/Normal Work ups Then I agree Anxiety is the culprit of your headaches. Recommend Sleep at least 8 hours, Meditation, Yoga ,Tai Ch... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jose Prieto-hernandez
Infectious Disease 37 years experience
4 to 5 weeks: Supportive measures Ice packs, Scrotal Supports, NSAIDs by mouth and making sure you finished the antibiotic course if it was a bacterial infection! U... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jose Prieto-hernandez
Infectious Disease 37 years experience
Spotting: Check with your doctor or OBGYN Depending on your age spotting can be from different things! Fibroids, IUP, Endometriosis, etc
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jose Prieto-hernandez
Infectious Disease 37 years experience
Pleurisy : Sometimes difficult to detect Best to go to pulmonary specialist for evaluation Sometimes detected by CT of chest with pleural fluid and thickening ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Jose Prieto-hernandez
Infectious Disease 37 years experience
Condoms : Have yourself checked for Ureaplasma if your Urine Analysis demonstrates Pyuria. Use condoms for sex in the meantime.
A female asked:
Dr. Jose Prieto-hernandez
Infectious Disease 37 years experience
Get evaluated: Chest pain due to reflux is a diagnosis of exclusion. Go to your PCP and get evaluated for Chest Pain or to the ER if they last more than 5 minutes or... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Jose Prieto-hernandez
Infectious Disease 37 years experience
Wound Closure!: Open Wounds especially if draining liquid are a good nidus for Infection! Best go to Wound Care Center and get it closed soon!
A member asked:
Dr. Jose Prieto-hernandez
Infectious Disease 37 years experience
Best discard old tab: Best to discard more than a year old antibiotic tablets since efficacy is probably gone! Get new tablets from your doctor!
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jose Prieto-hernandez
Infectious Disease 37 years experience
Depends route: If given intravenous just minutes to start working If given orally in 2 hours to start seeing results .
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jose Prieto-hernandez
Infectious Disease 37 years experience
Best Stool Softener: Best use Docusate Sodium and high fiber diet! Avoid Laxatives while on antibiotic therapy so you don't mask if you develop antibiotic associated diar... Read More
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jose Prieto-hernandez
Infectious Disease 37 years experience
No ,Blood in Urine: Dark urine is usually sign of blood in urine or Broken Red blood cells ! Chlamydia and Gonorrhea cause painful urination! Dysuria! Urethritis and pus... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Jose Prieto-hernandez
Infectious Disease 37 years experience
1st trimester cramps: Tylenol, plenty of oral hydration with Gatorade and rest ! Call your OBGYN if the cramps continue!
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jose Prieto-hernandez
Infectious Disease 37 years experience
It recurs !: Genital Herpes recurs! Sometimes with Asymptomatic Shedding! No signs or Symptoms but cultures out of Vaginal or penile urethral secretions!
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jose Prieto-hernandez
Infectious Disease 37 years experience
Probably not: The antigen will be detected even if the organism is dead. Azithromycin and Doxycycline are used to treat these infections commonly!
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jose Prieto-hernandez
Infectious Disease 37 years experience
By 48 to 72 hrs: By 48 to 72 hours your ear pain from Otitis Media should improve ! As well as any fever or chills! If no improvement after three days go back to your... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jose Prieto-hernandez
Infectious Disease 37 years experience
Urethritis ?: Best see Urologist for evaluation of urethral problems like strictures or urethritis and may need Urethroscopy and cystoscope!
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jose Prieto-hernandez
Infectious Disease 37 years experience
Flu Pharyngitiis: Influenza inflammation of the Naso-pharyngeal mucosa, so sore throat from the active infection!
A female asked:
Dr. Jose Prieto-hernandez
Infectious Disease 37 years experience
Check your IGG level: High A/G ratio is seen with Immunoglobulin deficiency states! Low Protein may be seen in Malnutrition,Malabsorption,( Celiac Disease,Inflammatory Bow... Read More
A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jose Prieto-hernandez
Infectious Disease 37 years experience
Clear fluid bumps: Check with your doctor or dermatologist! Differential Pemphigus Vulgaris, Bullous Pemphigus, Pemphygoid, Insect bites ,etc
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jose Prieto-hernandez
Infectious Disease 37 years experience
Above 10 Okay: You are immune to HBV ! So no use in worrying! Check for HCV and HAV ! There is vaccine for HAV but not for HCV! HCV is now treatable! Check for HIV ... Read More

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This was very helpful. Thanks! I have SLE. No organ damage, no immuno suppressants or pred just on HCQ. No fever. Im a full time student. Drs out of state. Can I more thank likely wait this out ? T...Read More
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I just have some heart flutters&mild to trace valve regurgitations.I just worry if I don't eat or drink at all in the morning and do some labor like washing dishes& play piano,it will harm my heart.
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Your answer was very helpful! Thanks :) thank you, the wound is infected again.going for debridement Wednesday

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine, PR
Graduated 1985MD

Residency

LUTHERAN MEDICAL CENTER

Awards

Most Influential, Second Place, the Miami Region - Spring
2017
Top Doctor, First Place, the Miami Region - Spring
2017
Thought Leader, First Place, the Miami Region - Spring
2017
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