Dr. Yvette Kratzberg

Primary Care, Pediatrics
CA
26 years experience female

About

Bio

First generation American born to refugee parents, working hard to serve those who need medical care but can't always get to a doctors office.

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Pediatrics

General Practice

Licenses

United States: California

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

4.5K Answers
440 Agrees
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yvette Kratzberg
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Symptoms: The common symptoms of a vaginal yeast infection are a burning or itching sensation of the vulva and a thick whitish discharge from the vagina. Over t... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yvette Kratzberg
Pediatrics 26 years experience
With the proper regimen of medications, removal of allergic triggers and otherwise good health, Wheezing should be controllable. Talk to your regular ... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yvette Kratzberg
Pediatrics 26 years experience
There is mild discomfort associated with laser treatment of acne. It is momentary and feels more like a pinch than a burn. This pain can be minimized ... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yvette Kratzberg
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Your body's immune system has cells specifically focused on removing foreign particles from your lungs. There is nothing physical you can do, but supp... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yvette Kratzberg
Pediatrics 26 years experience
The stomach is located in the center of the chest spanning from left to right. If you are having chest pains after eating, it may indicate something g... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Yvette Kratzberg
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Not everywhere: In the US and most industrialized countries, the resources are available for TSA and foreign travel agencies to test everyone for a fever. Unfortunate... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yvette Kratzberg
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Serious: Chest pressure and shortness of breath can indicate a problem with your heart. I understand that seeing a Dr right now is not easy, but heart disease ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yvette Kratzberg
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Irregular bleeding: Irregular bleeding can be caused by many things, some serious/some not: stress, weight gain/loss, lack of sleep, hormonal disruption, uterine fibroids... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yvette Kratzberg
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Covid-19: Covid Symptoms include: Fever, Cough, Headache, Fatigue, Muscle/body aches, Loss of Smell/Taste, Sore throat, Nausea/Diarrhea, nasal congestion and as... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yvette Kratzberg
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Pregnancy test: A missed or late pill can cause your natural hormones to take over and allow ovulation. Hormonal oral contraceptives works by raising the levels of ho... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yvette Kratzberg
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Not as protected: Typically, when a woman misses 1-2 pills, their protection wanes and needs to be reset. Use an alternative form of birth control in addition to your p... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yvette Kratzberg
Pediatrics 26 years experience
UTI: Pain and frequency with urination are hallmarks of a Urinary Tract Infection. Talk to a Dr for evaluation and treatment. Lack of treatment for a UTI o... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yvette Kratzberg
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Hydration: Gastroenteritis is caused by an infection in the intestines/stomach. Virus or bacteria can enter with food or drinks and causes discomfort for 3-7 day... Read More
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A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yvette Kratzberg
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Individual progress: Normal eye pressure ranges from 12-22 mm Hg. Pressure greater than 22 mm Hg is considered high. When the Intraocular Pressure (IOP) is high it can cau... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yvette Kratzberg
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Talk to your OB ASAP: During pregnancy, the cervix becomes softer, more fragile, and more vulnerable to the effects of trauma and microbes. Cervicitis is typically caused b... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yvette Kratzberg
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Abdominal pain: Sharp R-sided abdominal pain can indicate a serious problem. It is important that a Dr see you and examines you to determine if the pain has a serious... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yvette Kratzberg
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Muscle spasm?: Lower back pain is typically caused by muscle spasms. If your Dr has examined you and ruled out other more serious conditions, try gentle stretching e... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yvette Kratzberg
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Could be normal: Most penis growth occurs during puberty, though there may be continued growth into a man’s early 20s. Puberty usually begins between the ages of 9 and... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yvette Kratzberg
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Minimize scarring: If the wound is relatively new, keeping it moist and covered will help minimize scarring. If the scar is over 2 yrs old, you may want to see a dermato... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yvette Kratzberg
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Electrolytes: Electrolyte imbalances can lead to headaches after workouts. Try substituting an electrolyte solution for every other bottle or glass of water through... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yvette Kratzberg
Pediatrics 26 years experience
See Dr ASAP: This could be a medical emergency. If your testicle has for some reason twisted on itself and caused damage to a blood vessel, it requires a Dr to imm... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yvette Kratzberg
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Stool Retention: Stool retention in a preschooler can be common. If he is avoiding going to the bathroom as often as he needs, he may be leaking the stool instead. Try... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yvette Kratzberg
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Possibly not: Hormonal Oral Contraceptives contain hormones that regulate your menstrual cycle. Typically, when a woman misses 1-2 pills, their natural hormones tak... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yvette Kratzberg
Pediatrics 26 years experience
See a dr: There is no reason for you not to see a Dr right now. Most dr offices are observing very strict social distancing and cleanliness standards and becaus... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yvette Kratzberg
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Not dry drowning: With so-called dry drowning, water never reaches the lungs. Instead, breathing in water causes your child's vocal cords to spasm and close up. That sh... Read More
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yvette Kratzberg
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Immature neutrophils: Bands are a reference to immature neutrophils ( a white blood cell which destroys or ingests bacteria) Increased number occur in response to stress, i... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yvette Kratzberg
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Personal preference: This is a matter of personal preference. A Doctor trained in problems of the genitals (usually a urologist) can be judged competent in their field bas... Read More
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yvette Kratzberg
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Go to the ER: This sounds like a case for the emergency room. Burning sensation in a recently operated limb can be a sign of infection, nerve problem or worse. At t... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yvette Kratzberg
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Mononucleosis: Most people who get mono feel better in about 2 to 4 weeks. Sometimes, fatigue can last several weeks after that. In some cases, it can take 6 months ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yvette Kratzberg
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Ankle injury: If your ankle is showing significant bruising/swelling, and you have difficulty putting pressure on it, you should see a Dr for an xray to rule out a ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yvette Kratzberg
Pediatrics 26 years experience
See a dr.: This sounds like a Peptic ulcer. Peptic ulcers are sores that develop on the inside lining of your stomach and upper portion of your small intestine. ... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yvette Kratzberg
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Yes: The Testicles are the source of testosterone in males. A varicocele can cause disruption of the blood flow to or drainage from this area and cause low... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yvette Kratzberg
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Cystic Kidneys: Cysts in the kidneys can replace/reduce functional kidney tissue and therefore cause kidney problems. There are a variety of types of Cysts and associ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yvette Kratzberg
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Sinusitis?: Focal facial pain in forehead and left eye could be a sinus infection/inflammation. As the body responds, lymph nodes at neck can become inflammed and... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yvette Kratzberg
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Talk to your Dr.: Talk to your Dr. The lab tests and imaging you are taking should be followed up by an in person visit to discuss the findings and come up with a plan ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yvette Kratzberg
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Probably normal: Bottle fed infants can have soft stool that is green, yellow or brown. It can be seedy or pasty, and can have bubbles or mucus in it. All of this is w... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yvette Kratzberg
Pediatrics 26 years experience
See your Dr ASAP: Unbearable Pressure/Pain/Cramps of lower abdomen in a third trimester pregnant woman may mean that you are in Labor. See your Dr ASAP so that you can ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yvette Kratzberg
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Depends where: In areas that are consistently moist such as the oral lips or vaginal labia, the herpes sore will not form a scab. If the area is irritated by urine o... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yvette Kratzberg
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Normal for pregnancy: AS pregnancy progresses, the increased levels of hormone causes vaginal changes including a relaxation, and slow movement of the pelvic bones into a m... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yvette Kratzberg
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Irregular periods: Irregular menstrual periods are common. The fluctuations of estrogen and progesterone can be easily affected by stress, weight gain/loss, thyroid prob... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yvette Kratzberg
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Sleep Training!: At 8 months old a baby can learn to sleep up to 8-10 hours at night. Keep a regular schedule during the day with 3 meals and 2 snacks 2 short 30 minut... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yvette Kratzberg
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Referral not needed: Testing will not change the treatment if you have Covid. Since there is no medication yet for Covid-19 except in severe cases where the patient is hos... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yvette Kratzberg
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Seek immediate Care : Any strong abdominal contractions during pregnancy can signal that Labor has begun. Please call your OB right away and seek in person medical care imm... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yvette Kratzberg
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Bradycardia: A normal range for Heart rate in an adult is 60-100BPM. In a younger person, or someone who is more active, the heart rate can be closer to 40-60BPM. ... Read More
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A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yvette Kratzberg
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Go to ER: Any non traumatic bruising in the abdomen or back area can indicate a peritoneal or retroperitoneal bleed. This is an emergency and should be treated... Read More
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A 79-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yvette Kratzberg
Pediatrics 26 years experience
NO: Please do not cancel important medical visits if your dr is open. Problems with BP and heart can result in serious problems or even death. Take the ap... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yvette Kratzberg
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Very high: A bicornuate womb is heart-shaped. Women with a bicornuate womb have no extra difficulties with conception or in early pregnancy, but there is a sligh... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yvette Kratzberg
Pediatrics 26 years experience
No cure for eczema: You are correct- there is no cure for eczema, you can only treat the symptoms as they arise and use preventative measures to keep bad outbreaks from h... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yvette Kratzberg
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Acne is caused by a combination of bacteria on the skin, clogged pores and hormonal fluctuations that affect both. Try gently washing with a medicated... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yvette Kratzberg
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Chronic Nausea: Chronic Nausea is unusual in a healthy 20 yr old. Because of this it is vital to have a full workup in person by a DR. A thorough physical exam with l... Read More
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Testimonials
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HealthTap member
Jan 7, 2022
I would strongly not recommend this provider. I asked a question about what a lab test meant and she told me to seek treatment for a disease I do not have. Not only was it wrong but I was pompous of h...Read More
HealthTap member
Apr 15, 2022
Hi Dr.kratzberg thank you for your comments on my question , but I actually uploaded pictures of my labs in my profile.
HealthTap member
Aug 23, 2020
Wonderful answer short cart useful information and advice answer I really got benefit Thank you Dr Yvette
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Thnk u so much doc for adressing my worry and you are right 60k is 60000 IU.And i more thing Should i stop the med of vita d3 which i am givin to my baby for the time being or should i continue..
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you! Not sure why my doctor chose to ignore this. Sounds like it could be serious- thank you for taking the time to answer my question.
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thank you so much I was a bit nervous. So the inside bump on my nose should start healing through out the days right? Sorry I’m just really concerned

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of California, Irvine, United States
Graduated 1997MD

Residency

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA IRVINE MED CENTER

Awards

HealthTap Founding Doctor

Virtual Visit Ratings

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532 ratings

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