Dr. Jose Prieto-hernandez

Infectious Disease
Hialeah, FL
38 years experience male

Locations

Office

Hialeah, FL

Address

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

My office hours

Thursday: 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
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jose Prieto-hernandez
Infectious Disease 38 years experience
Chloraseptic: If Severe seek medical attention for treatment. If mild without fever and chills or trouble swallowing consider Chloraseptic Spray!
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A female asked:
Dr. Jose Prieto-hernandez
Infectious Disease 38 years experience
Color of Mucus Varie: Brown stains could could be dried blood ! Best to seek attention with your local doctor if they persist! Most colds do not produce epistaxis or blood... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jose Prieto-hernandez
Infectious Disease 38 years experience
Antibacterial Soap: Hibiclens Antibacterial Soap ( Chlohexidine gluconate ) is a good antibacterial soap and also Safeguard! Chlorhexidine is antystaphylococcal
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jose Prieto-hernandez
Infectious Disease 38 years experience
Doxycycline : Minocycline or Doxycycline or Bactrim DS or cephalexin or dicloxacillin or clindamycin. Are are good choices for Staphylococcus aures infection if Ox... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jose Prieto-hernandez
Infectious Disease 38 years experience
Negative: No infection with Helicobacter now! Symptoms of GI Discomfort related to something else GERD or Gastritis or Duodenitis! Best follow up with Gastroent... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jose Prieto-hernandez
Infectious Disease 38 years experience
Immunocompromised?: Fungal Proctitis occurs in Immunocompromised patients, Fungi like Candida albicans are normal inhabitants of the colonic and anorectal mucosa so most ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jose Prieto-hernandez
Infectious Disease 38 years experience
No, but added yes!: Chemotherapy many times gives Neutropenia, ( low White blood cells) So in many institutions Flouroquinolones are added if fever develops in patients ... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jose Prieto-hernandez
Infectious Disease 38 years experience
Yes: Candida Vaginitis presents with vaginal itch and curd like cheesy discharge . Herpes Simplex Type 2 presents with bumps or vesicles that later burst a... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jose Prieto-hernandez
Infectious Disease 38 years experience
Rarely: Most need treatment with Metronidazole to get rid of it or Tinidazole
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jose Prieto-hernandez
Infectious Disease 38 years experience
Gram positive cocci: You need to do a gram stain to see gram positive organisms like Staphylococci which are gram positive. S. epidermidis is coagulate negative while Stap... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jose Prieto-hernandez
Infectious Disease 38 years experience
No: Quinolone like Ciprofloxacin sometimes due the opposite and you feel more energetic So are activators or uppers!
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jose Prieto-hernandez
Infectious Disease 38 years experience
Soon: For vaginal yeast infections after one dose of Diflucan 150 mg next day or two the vaginal itch and white cheese like discharge should disappear!
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jose Prieto-hernandez
Infectious Disease 38 years experience
Indole positive: Ability to convert tryptophan to Indole ( C. Koseri ) C. Koseri was previously known as C. Diversus . C koseri is a non lactose fermenter They all us... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jose Prieto-hernandez
Infectious Disease 38 years experience
Yes: Fifth disease in children. Can present in adults as papular-purpuric gloves and socks syndrome painful pruritic swelling and erythema of the distal h... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jose Prieto-hernandez
Infectious Disease 38 years experience
Ignore: If you have fever, flank pain , cloudy urine call your doctor for treatment. Don't stay at home !
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A female asked:
Dr. Jose Prieto-hernandez
Infectious Disease 38 years experience
Bacterial Vaginosis: Responds to Flagyl ( Metronidazole) antibiotic tablets three times daily for 7 days or Metrogel Vaginal daily for 5 days. Usually the vagina develops ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jose Prieto-hernandez
Infectious Disease 38 years experience
Condoms?: You may have to use other contraceptive methods. Female Condoms, Antispermicidal Gels, IUD . Speak to Gynecologist for other treatment options!
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jose Prieto-hernandez
Infectious Disease 38 years experience
Go to your PCP or ER: Best get treatment by your local PCP, or go to ER or your local Public Health Department Clinic for Evaluation and treatment!
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jose Prieto-hernandez
Infectious Disease 38 years experience
Chronic Gastritis: Chronic Gastritis may present no symptoms but is associated to Pernicious Anemia ( Vitamin B12 Deficiency) Ask your Physician or GI Specialist about y... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jose Prieto-hernandez
Infectious Disease 38 years experience
Hbsag positive yes: You have active hepatitis b virus in your body & bloodstream. So actually infectious. So do not give blood and have protected sex. See Infectious... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Jose Prieto-hernandez
Infectious Disease 38 years experience
Consider Urologist!: Urethritis can manifest itself after ejaculation. Spots in the Glans penis may be challenging! Sometimes skin biopsy may be required for full diagnos... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jose Prieto-hernandez
Infectious Disease 38 years experience
HPV Strain 45 ?: HPV 16, 18 and 45 account for 90 % of strains that cause cervical cancers Other strains that are considered less risky for cervical cancer development... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Jose Prieto-hernandez
Infectious Disease 38 years experience
No: Viral infections including the Flu can cause Lymphopenia. ALC 1.3 -3.5 10 to 9th/L ( Normal Range) So not to worry! If more than r 6 months sugges... Read More
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jose Prieto-hernandez
Infectious Disease 38 years experience
Lotrimin Cream: On Antibiotic therapy like Augmenting most yeast thrive, so best treat secondary yeast infection causing itch with anti-fungal cream like Lotrimin
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jose Prieto-hernandez
Infectious Disease 38 years experience
GET IT CHECKED: AFP Alfa fetoprotein normally is less than 10 ng/dl High AFP may be seen in Lymphoproliferative Disease and Kidney Neoplasms. Sometimes in Liver Neo... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jose Prieto-hernandez
Infectious Disease 38 years experience
Rocephin IV Best: It is up to your Doctor. Rocephin IV daily for 10 -14 days is better for Neuroborreliosis or Lyme Arthritis!! Bicillin LA IM is preferred treatment... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jose Prieto-hernandez
Infectious Disease 38 years experience
Oral Acyclovir !: Genital HSV 2 infection is best treated with oral Acyclovir 400 mg every 4 hours five times daily for 10 days to decrease viral shedding time and if t... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Jose Prieto-hernandez
Infectious Disease 38 years experience
Neuroborreliosis: Cranial Nerve Palsies and Peripheral Neuropathy Sensory Radiculoneuritis , Uveitis, Optic Neuritis rarely Meningoencephaliis!
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jose Prieto-hernandez
Infectious Disease 38 years experience
Dermatology Consult!: Sign of possible skin Cancer: Irregular Bordered Skin lesions, Skin lesions with dark to black colors, Slowly growing Skin lesions. Best to have the... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jose Prieto-hernandez
Infectious Disease 38 years experience
Pregnancy!: If sexually active a one day spotting may mean pregnancy. Best check with your PCP or Gynecologist for causes of inter-menstrual spotting.
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A female asked:
Dr. Jose Prieto-hernandez
Infectious Disease 38 years experience
Yes: All antibiotics can predispose you to yeast infections! So take. Both!
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jose Prieto-hernandez
Infectious Disease 38 years experience
Ok: EBV antibodies especially nuclear antigen will persist all the time after old exposure. No malignancy normally Rarely associated with Lymphoma in im... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jose Prieto-hernandez
Infectious Disease 38 years experience
Hot, red, tender?: If not inflamed (Hot, Red, tender) and no fever then okay! But if inflamed you could have a secondary skin infection that needs to be seen by your do... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jose Prieto-hernandez
Infectious Disease 38 years experience
Pharyngitis: See your doctor! You may need antibiotic therapy if positive for Streptococcus you may need Penicillin or Erythromycin! Sometimes peritonsillar absce... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jose Prieto-hernandez
Infectious Disease 38 years experience
6 to 24 hours: Urine drug test detect ethyl glucoronide and can stay in urine up to 80 hours. Most detect it 6 to 24 hours only.
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jose Prieto-hernandez
Infectious Disease 38 years experience
OSA: The treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea is CPAP. Tonsil removal does not help. Uvalopalatopharyngoplasty also only helps about 55 % of patients so i... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jose Prieto-hernandez
Infectious Disease 38 years experience
Celluliltis of arm: Because of the fever go to your physician for evaluation and treatment You will likely require antibiotic therapy If fever is above 101F best go to ... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jose Prieto-hernandez
Infectious Disease 38 years experience
Left testicle pain: Check with your Doctor or Urologist! Make sure not Epididymitis! Most of the time the testicles are spared from trauma!
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jose Prieto-hernandez
Infectious Disease 38 years experience
Lymphadenitis weeks: Many times it takes up to three weeks! The cause in some people is viral so antibiotics are not always the solution! Mycobacterial, Viral, Chlamydial,... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Jose Prieto-hernandez
Infectious Disease 38 years experience
Yes: Pseudoephedrine and the Antihistamine Meclizine is a Decongestant Antihistamine combination . So it is okay in case of allergic Rhinosinusitis!
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jose Prieto-hernandez
Infectious Disease 38 years experience
1 day treatment: Tioconazole cream one day treatment for vaginal yeast infections may not be as effective as 3 or 6 day treatment in all women
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jose Prieto-hernandez
Infectious Disease 38 years experience
No,you need a script: Antibiotic therapy is regulated ! You need a valid script by a PHYSICIAN, PA OR NP to obtain an antibiotic according to the medical condition!
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jose Prieto-hernandez
Infectious Disease 38 years experience
Chlamydial?: Depends on the organism and its susceptibility! Gonorrhea ,Chlamydia and occasional Enterobacteriaceae are the main culprits of Infection! Have your ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jose Prieto-hernandez
Infectious Disease 38 years experience
Possible!: Best consult with hematologist and neonatologist to be on safer side. They may want to do more testing to see if you really have a hypercoagulable sta... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Jose Prieto-hernandez
Infectious Disease 38 years experience
Low Calcium?: Facial spasm may be sign of low calcium, ( Chovstek sign) It may also be seen in measles, Tetanus, Hypomagnesemmia, hypovitaminosis D, myxedema and hy... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Jose Prieto-hernandez
Infectious Disease 38 years experience
Painful?: If blood is under the nail, and it is painful and swollen! It may need nail trephination! Go to ER to have the blood under the nail removed !
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A member asked:
Dr. Jose Prieto-hernandez
Infectious Disease 38 years experience
Yes: As long as you are not allergic to Cotrimazole
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jose Prieto-hernandez
Infectious Disease 38 years experience
Rare: Possible but rare. Best wash nose and finger well with soap and water. It is not a common infection. If you develop headaches, or other symptoms of i... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jose Prieto-hernandez
Infectious Disease 38 years experience
Yes: It usually takes three days before the discharge disappears totally! So if discharge continues after three days see your doctor for other causes of va... Read More
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Oct 11, 2022
Thank you so much sir your answer make me very happy
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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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