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Dr. Angelica Balingit

Internal Medicine
Sherman, TX
30 years experience female

About

Bio

Practicing Internal Medicine for more than 20 years in various clinical settings.

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.

Internal Medicine

Licenses

United States: Minnesota, Ohio, Texas

Languages spoken

Filipino

Doctor Q&A

59 Answers
10 Agrees
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Angelica Balingit
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
Cholesterol: Good work on losing 14 lbs! This is one way to lower cholesterol and decrease risk of developing diabetes. Plant based diet, avoiding sugar rich and p... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Angelica Balingit
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
Yes: IBS can go into remission, meaning long periods without activity. There can be a change in lifestlye, including eating habits, exercise, sleep, relaxa... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Angelica Balingit
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
Anxiety: Anxiety and depression tend to recur. It is best to connect with your primary doctor to discuss treatment options. These can include counseling, group... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Angelica Balingit
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
Menstrual periods: Yes, blood clots can appear any day during menstrual period. Blood can be in the form of clots, liquid, bright red, dark red or brown.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Angelica Balingit
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
Over the counter: You may try over the counter medications such as loratadine, cetirizine, fexofenadine or levocetirizine. Nasal saline flushes can rinse the nostrils a... Read More
A 17-year-old member asked:
Dr. Angelica Balingit
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
Red knuckles : There are many causes of red knuckles. Dermatomyositis is not very common. This condition required examination of many body parts and extensive blood ... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Angelica Balingit
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
Pityriasis rosea: Herald patch of pityriasis rosea does not respond to anti-fungal cream. It may respond to steroid cream. The appearance of pityriasis and fungal tinea... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Angelica Balingit
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
Aggression: See if he will agree to see a counselor or psychologist to find out what conflicts he may be dealing with.
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Angelica Balingit
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
Creatinine: Beta blocker does not directly elevate creatinine. However, the other medications mentioned---ACE inhibitor, furosemide, hydrochloride are more likely... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Angelica Balingit
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
Cracked skin: Try oil based moisturizer that is solid like margarine and comes in a jar (instead of a liquid in a bottle). Shea butter or cocoa butter are some exam... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Angelica Balingit
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
Zolpidem: No. Zolpidem is not recommended during pregnancy. It may affect the baby.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Angelica Balingit
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
Ankle pain: Continue to monitor your ankle for swelling, pain or difficulty walking or standing. If any of these develop, see your doctor. The old boot may have o... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Angelica Balingit
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
Abnormal periods : Missing periods could mean that the woman is not ovulating. Many factors can cause hormonal imbalances and hence ovulation does not occur. This can ha... Read More
A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Angelica Balingit
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
Monitor : It may take several days, sometimes weeks for nostrils to feel normal after severe congestion. There can be sores in the lining that needs time to hea... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Angelica Balingit
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
Toothache: Benzocaine, active ingredient in Dentek, is safe to apply on tooth during pregnancy.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Angelica Balingit
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
No: Plan B is not associated with increasing symptoms of IBS. However, be aware that IBS symptoms can flare at any time, with or without trigger factors. ... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Angelica Balingit
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
Pityriasis rosea: Pityriasis rocea is a condition that affects skin only. If there are other symptoms present, these need to be evaluated. There are many conditions tha... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Angelica Balingit
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
Yes, safe: Yes, the vaccine is safe for menopausal women. There are reactions reported to receiving the vaccine, usually related to the injection site, and resol... Read More
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Angelica Balingit
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
Blood pressure: It is common to take multiple medications to control blood pressure. Studies show that the average number of medications needed is more than 3. (It's ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Angelica Balingit
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
Steroid nasal spray: Studies have NOT shown that steroid nasal sprays suppress the immune system. The effect of the steroid is limited to the nasal passages. It does not a... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Angelica Balingit
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
IUD: Is this regarding copper IUD Paragard? Nausea and vomiting are not usual side effects. Many symptoms outside the female area are reported after IUD is... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Angelica Balingit
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
Pill pocket: There is a normal part of the throat, way behind the tongue, called the vallecula. This is referred to as "pill pocket", as pills commonly get stuck h... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Angelica Balingit
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
Contraceptive: Bleeding after getting an injectable contraceptive can be unpredictable. Everyone is different. Keep a diary to record the bleeding days and how heavy... Read More
A 74-year-old female asked:
Dr. Angelica Balingit
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
COVID vaccine: Yes, COVID vaccine is safe for elderly, 65 yrs old and up. CDC recommends to prioritize vaccinations to this age group, as they are higher risk for se... Read More
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Angelica Balingit
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
Many possibilities: Enalapril, like any blood pressure medication, can cause dizziness. Monitor BP several times daily to see the range of readings. Omeprazole can cause ... Read More
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Angelica Balingit
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
Unlikely: Arthritis means inflammation of a joint. Arthritis pains are usually not brief nor sporadic. Strain refers to overuse of a tendon of a muscle; this is... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Angelica Balingit
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
Throat problems: If this has been ongoing more than 2 weeks and interferes with ability to swallow, the best advise is to get recommendation or referral to see an ENT-... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Angelica Balingit
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
Gall bladder : It is unusual to take out a normal gall bladder, without stones and normal function. It would be more justifiable to look for other causes of symptoms... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Angelica Balingit
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
Bloating: A diuretic is not helpful for bloating. We need to clarify that bloating is a sensation of fullness, usually gas in the abdomen, specifically stomach ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Angelica Balingit
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
Stomach pains: Yes, you need to get checked by a doctor. Whenever a pregnant women experiences new or severe symptoms, it is best to check the condition of the mothe... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Angelica Balingit
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
Ear pain: The type of pain you're describing is not normal. The ear needs to be examined by a doctor. You may need referral to an ENT, ears, nose, throat, speci... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Angelica Balingit
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
Diarrhea: Make appointment with a primary care physician to discuss your symptoms in detail. There is possibility of irritable bowel syndrome. Your physician... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Angelica Balingit
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
Vomiting: Vomiting can lead to dehydration and deplete the body of essential minerals. Please get in touch with your physician or go to the nearest clinic to be... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Angelica Balingit
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
Insect bite: If the area bitten by the insect has increasing inflammation, redness, pain, it is best to consult your doctor or go to the nearest clinic to find out... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Angelica Balingit
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
Chest tenderness: You may try a heating pad or warm compress 30 minutes at a time. If you don't have one, take a small towel and soak in hot water. Insert in plastic ba... Read More
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Angelica Balingit
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
Carrots: Yes, carrots may be eaten peeled or unpeeled. If unpeeled, make sure to rinse thoroughly to remove visible dirt.
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Angelica Balingit
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
Migraine: It may be helpful to have a migraine diary. Record time of onset, duration of headache, severity, possible triggers and what she took to relieve the h... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Angelica Balingit
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
Umbilical hernia: Umbilical hernia surgery is not expected to cause hip pain or any type of joint pain. It is best to connect with your primary physician for evaluation... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Angelica Balingit
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
Bleeding: It is best to see your doctor for prolonged abnormal bleeding. It may or may not be related to abdominal pain. The causes of bleeding and abdominal pa... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Angelica Balingit
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
Skin rash: Skin rash that looks like insect bites can be due to many causes--- insect bites, allergic reaction, infection, drug reaction, to name a few. It is be... Read More
A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Angelica Balingit
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
Stomach CT: If you are referring to the stomach as the specific organ between the esophagus and small intestine, CT is not the best test. CT may provide some info... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Angelica Balingit
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
Rash: There are many causes of rash. Based on body part and description alone, it is difficult to give diagnosis and recommendation. It would be best to be ... Read More
A 66-year-old male asked:
Dr. Angelica Balingit
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
Celebrex: Yes, Celebrex 200 mg daily is safe for osteoarthritis and other painful joint or spine conditions.
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Angelica Balingit
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
Asthma: It is difficult to determine that this is from asthma. Do you have a peak flow meter? That is a more reliable way to find out asthma is affecting you.... Read More
A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Angelica Balingit
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
COVID test: Yes, do get the test for COVID if you have flu like symptoms. Other symptoms that may prompt testing include loss of taste or smell, nausea, vomiting,... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Angelica Balingit
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
Periods can vary: The number of days between menstrual periods can vary between 21 days to 35 days. It may not be the same number of days every month. On some months, i... Read More
A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Angelica Balingit
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
U-100 vs U-500: Converting from U-500 to U-100 can be confusing even to doctors. You may Google search "insulin assistance programs". The American Diabetic Associatio... Read More
A 121-year-old male asked:
Dr. Angelica Balingit
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
H. pylori: Helicobacter pylori is not sexually transmitted. It can be cured. See your doctor to discuss the treatment options. This requires several medications ... Read More

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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of the Philippines College of Medicine, Philippines
Graduated 1992MD

Residency

University at Buffalo
Completed 1996

Affiliations

Texas Medical Association
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