Dr. Andrew Catanzaro

Infectious Disease
Takoma Park, MD
35 years experience male

Locations

Office

Takoma Park

Address

7910 Carroll Avenue, Takoma Park
Directions

My office hours

Thursday: 8:00am - 12pm
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About

Bio

Dr. Andy Catanzaro is a board certified Infectious Disease physician who joined Adventist HealthCare, Washington Adventist Hospital in April 2013 and Adventist Medical Group in 2014. Currently; he is the Director of Infectious Diseases, the Chair of the Infection Prevention Committee and the Chair of the Antibiotic Stewardship Committee. Dr. Catanzaro trained at Georgetown University Hospital and the National Institutes of Health. He conducted research and published several articles with the Director of National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Dr. Anthony Fauci. Additionally, he has worked with the development of vaccines for HIV, smallpox and ebola

Specialties
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Infectious Disease

Licenses

United States: Maryland

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

35 Answers
11 Agrees
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Catanzaro
Infectious Disease 35 years experience
Dvt: Yes. They can happen in any large vein
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Catanzaro
Infectious Disease 35 years experience
Oral testing: There is an oral test for HIV. You may only need a swab to get tested. In the US it is a kit
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A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Catanzaro
Infectious Disease 35 years experience
No: No evidence that is true. even diarrhea should not change that.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Catanzaro
Infectious Disease 35 years experience
Yes: It will regrow. Wash with soap and water. Keep dry. And covered.
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Catanzaro
Infectious Disease 35 years experience
See md: Hard to answer. Could be simple musculoskeletal pain or even breast cancer. I recommend seeing your physician.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Catanzaro
Infectious Disease 35 years experience
Not normal: Blood in the stool is never normal unless you have a hemorrhoid. If there is fever get tested for c. Diff
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Catanzaro
Infectious Disease 35 years experience
Normal: This is a normal occurrence. Those lymph nodes drain your G.I. track. I wouldn't worry about it unless it persists and continues to grow for over a mo... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Catanzaro
Infectious Disease 35 years experience
OK with tattoo: It is OK, but make sure the ink is sterile and opened in front of you. It can cause infection if not clean
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Catanzaro
Infectious Disease 35 years experience
Over the counter: 1. Change underwear once or twice a day 2. Monistat7 at cvs
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Catanzaro
Infectious Disease 35 years experience
Yes: Influenza can cause rhabdomyolysis. INcrease fluids and stop exercising while ill. See your doctor for urinalyisis especially if it turns any color ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Catanzaro
Infectious Disease 35 years experience
Yes: but check the tylenol dosing and do not exceed 2 grams daily
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Catanzaro
Infectious Disease 35 years experience
Follow up : You should always follow up test results with a call or a visit. I will discuss with the practice management of the physicians office. They need to k... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Catanzaro
Infectious Disease 35 years experience
Short of breath : The only reason to not exercise is fatigue or shortness of breath
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A female asked:
Dr. Andrew Catanzaro
Infectious Disease 35 years experience
Bad news: Pain with cellulitis is bad news. Go to the er. You may have an abscess
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A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Catanzaro
Infectious Disease 35 years experience
Not much: Topical acyclovir can accomplish that safely.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Catanzaro
Infectious Disease 35 years experience
Ignore: Tell them your food tastes odd and there is a white coating that comes off with brushing.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Catanzaro
Infectious Disease 35 years experience
Ignore: Getting up at the e break of the day A white coating in the mouth brushing off or washing the mouth.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Catanzaro
Infectious Disease 35 years experience
Thrush: Thrush is a yeast infection; it can occur if you have Diabetes or HIV. Treatment is Diflucan.
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Catanzaro
Infectious Disease 35 years experience
Close contacts ill: Best question is did anyone else eat with you and get sick. And eat the same things. Danger signs are bloody stool and persistent fever
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Catanzaro
Infectious Disease 35 years experience
Not zinc: Zinc based products do not help a cold, and can cause nausea. Fluids, rest, hot tea and honey work!
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A male asked:
Dr. Andrew Catanzaro
Infectious Disease 35 years experience
Cyst : Most likely a benign cyst. I do not recommend following up unless it becomes red and tender.
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Catanzaro
Infectious Disease 35 years experience
Getting better: Fever gone, heart rate returning to normal ?using less oxygen, eating, white cell going down.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Catanzaro
Infectious Disease 35 years experience
Possible boil: It may be a boil. Do not pop it. Apply warm compress and if larger than a quarter see a doctor.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Catanzaro
Infectious Disease 35 years experience
HIV uninfected baby: There are a dozen medications (some only a single tablet) which can reduce transmission to <1%. Get on therapy early, and you may need IV medicati... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Catanzaro
Infectious Disease 35 years experience
Mrsa: Mrsa is a common skin boil organism. There are a lot of options. Get the material cultured first.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Catanzaro
Infectious Disease 35 years experience
Soak: Soak in a hot bath two or three times a week. No douching.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Catanzaro
Infectious Disease 35 years experience
Ignore: Everyone on antivirals may live a normal lifespan.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Catanzaro
Infectious Disease 35 years experience
Ignore: Don't ignore thrush; its a sign that something is going on with your body.
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Catanzaro
Infectious Disease 35 years experience
Avoid nsaids: Yes. Particularly if you take nsaids like motrinor alleve
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A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Catanzaro
Infectious Disease 35 years experience
Bacterial species: Not likely. Knowing their species in your bacteria cultures will be essential to establishing a cause.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Catanzaro
Infectious Disease 35 years experience
Yeast infection: You probably have a yeast infection. There over-the-counter treatment such as Monistat.
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A member asked:
Dr. Andrew Catanzaro
Infectious Disease 35 years experience
Bloating : Probably is microflora getting adjusted. I recommend a simple diet with soups, little milk or cheese, and trying a probiotic. If symptoms persist reco... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Catanzaro
Infectious Disease 35 years experience
Tinea: This sounds like tenia versicolor. Do a search on the Internet and see if it appears like your skin.
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A male asked:
Dr. Andrew Catanzaro
Infectious Disease 35 years experience
Culture: You should at least get a culture. You may have developed a staph infection
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Catanzaro
Infectious Disease 35 years experience
Tongue pain: It should not hurt. See your doctor or dentist
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Testimonials
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This was very helpful. Thanks! thanks, i think its bad practice too, i took it for granted they would let me know if something was wrong
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you Dr.Cantanzaro for your kind professional advice much appreciated from England UK
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, VA
Graduated 1988MD

Residency

GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL

Awards

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Affiliations

American Board of Internal Medicine
Infectious Disease Society of America (IDSA)
American College of Physicians
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