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Dr. Odhett Cojocaru

Primary Care, Internal Medicine
Las Vegas, NV
25 years experience female

About

Bio

Respect and autonomy are central to my work in Internal Medicine and Lifestyle Medicine. A physician should be a partner in your health journey, providing you with the information and resources you need to do more for your health. I believe in establishing long-term doctor-patient relationships and approaching chronic conditions by addressing the fundamentals of a healthy lifestyle.

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: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, District Of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Minnesota, Mississippi, Nevada, New Jersey, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Washington

Languages spoken

English, Romanian

Doctor Q&A

95 Answers
62 Agrees
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Odhett Cojocaru
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
The one liver dimension does not mean anything by itself. Nausea and upper stomach pain for one month could be due to gastritis, gall bladder disease,... Read More
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A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Odhett Cojocaru
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
2 ways to do dialysis - peritoneal dialysis (usually done at home, every night) and hemodialysis (usually done in a dialysis center and usually 3 time... Read More
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A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Odhett Cojocaru
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Mechanical bile duct obstruction means the passage of bile in the duct is blocked by something physically present there. It could be a stone or sludge... Read More
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A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Odhett Cojocaru
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
EGFR is estimated glomerular filtration rate. It is not really measured in the blood, it is just an estimation of the kidney function based on a formu... Read More
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Odhett Cojocaru
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
The 2 most common causes are reactive (due to anemia, inflammation etc.) or essential thrombocytosis (due to a bone marrow issue). More testing will b... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Odhett Cojocaru
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Breast discharge is considered suspicious when it occurs spontaneously and is persistent, only on one side, bloody or serous (clear) and also in patie... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Odhett Cojocaru
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
The fishy smell around menstruation is common with BV - bacteroal vaginosis. You have to be tested specifically for BV at the time of the symptoms to ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Odhett Cojocaru
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Globus sensation is a feeling of a lump in the throat and it is usually caused by an esophageal problem, most commonly acid reflux. Postnasal drainage... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Odhett Cojocaru
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
These labs can be ordered by any physician if there is a clear indications to order them (of course after a history and exam are obtained).
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Odhett Cojocaru
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
The lubricant has nothing to do with constipation. In most cases, for resolving constipation, you need to increase the amount of fibers in your diet-w... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Odhett Cojocaru
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
This platform is trying to help answer questions and not intended for diagnosing or treating any conditions. If you do not have a doctor to provide t... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Odhett Cojocaru
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
HSV 1 and 2 are 2 different viruses. HSV 1 is more prevalent on the lips, but in the recent years it has been found more often in the genital area. HS... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Odhett Cojocaru
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Right ventricle hypertrophy is not caused by anxiety. If it is a correct diagnosis, at young age it is usually caused by a congenital heart condition.... Read More
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A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Odhett Cojocaru
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
It takes much longer than 4 weeks of biliary obstruction to get secondary biliary cirrhosis, infection of the biliary tree is more of a risk.
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Odhett Cojocaru
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Spleen rupture is a rare complication of mono if one has splenomegaly (enlarged spleen) and engages in a full contact sports or suffers other abdomina... Read More
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Odhett Cojocaru
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Buspirone is approved for anxiety treatment starting at 7.5mg twice a day and increasing the dose up to a max dose of 60mg total. It achieves peak con... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Odhett Cojocaru
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
The only way to know if you have protection against hepatitis B is to have the antibodies tested - Hepatitis B Virus Surface Antigen antibodies.
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A 74-year-old female asked:
Dr. Odhett Cojocaru
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
The maximum daily dose for Meloxicam is 15mg. A higher dose can be dangerous and can give GI side effects, heart, kidneys and liver abnormalities and ... Read More
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Odhett Cojocaru
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
There are many possible explanations for these symptoms, some reasons are benign (like IBS), but others can be very serious (like colon cancer). These... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Odhett Cojocaru
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
There is no reason to worry about it because triglycerides can be brought back to normal. It can happen if you just had a big meal before your blood w... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Odhett Cojocaru
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Sometimes rapid weight loss can cause a transitory mild increase in liver enzymes. For NASH the best treatment is weight loss. Elevated liver enzymes ... Read More
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Odhett Cojocaru
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Even after ablation, varicose veins do reappear. This is because varices are due to increased pressure in the veins of the legs. Ablation is not resol... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Odhett Cojocaru
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
About 10% of people recover completely after a stroke and another 25% recover with a minor impairment. Recovery is different for everyone, it take a l... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Odhett Cojocaru
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
If we are talking about the Levonorgestrel emergency contraception, the first period after taking it can be earlier or later than expected. It is not ... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Odhett Cojocaru
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
It can take 24-48 hours for laxative induced diarrhea to resolve, it depends on the transit. It takes time to have results from laxatives and the same... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Odhett Cojocaru
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Any infection of mostly the upper GI tract, like a viral gastroenteritis ( stomach "flu") can affect the motility of the stomach. This is usually mani... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Odhett Cojocaru
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Puberty is the time in life when one becomes sexually mature. It usually happens between ages 10 and 14 for girls and ages 12 and 16 for boys. One can... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Odhett Cojocaru
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Even when one has a personality disorder, we can only guess their feelings. The only way to know is to find out through direct communication (not all ... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Odhett Cojocaru
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Graves disease is ruled out with normal TSH, T3 and T4. However, symptoms of hyperthyroidism are not very specific and they are common in many other c... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Odhett Cojocaru
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Unfortunately pancreatic cancer is not easily detectable on regular exam or usual tests. This is why most cases are discovered at an advanced stage. T... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Odhett Cojocaru
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Deficiency of iron can cause anemia and iron deficiency anemia is treated with iron. Iron will not increase one's blood pressure. Anemia is fairly com... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Odhett Cojocaru
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
If diarrhea is strictly caused by a laxative, like Miralax, simply stopping the laxative will make the diarrhea stop in 24-48 hours. It is better to n... Read More
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A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Odhett Cojocaru
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
After the tracer is injected in the vein, it goes to the liver, gets excreted in the bile, goes throughcthe biliary ducts and accumulates in the gallb... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Odhett Cojocaru
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
The sooner you treat a migraine, the more successful the treatment is. Excedrin has aspirin and aspirin is related to Toradol, but combining them afte... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Odhett Cojocaru
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Acetaminophen, guaifenesin and phenylephrine will not affect the efficacy of birth control pills if the birth control pills are taken correctly.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Odhett Cojocaru
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
These positive tests are indicating a connective tissue disease (autoimmune disorder) and ongoing inflammation is present. A referral to rheumatology ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Odhett Cojocaru
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Epistane is a prohormone in the category of anabolic steroids. Like with any anabolic steroids it is not safe. Side effects include infertility, small... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Odhett Cojocaru
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
St. John's Wort will decrease the effectiveness of birth control pills.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Odhett Cojocaru
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
If everything is well and no pregnancy, if you are healthy, 1 week after gallbladder surgery, it is safe to drink alcohol. It is not safe to drink mor... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Odhett Cojocaru
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Non obstructive bowel pattern on abdominal X-ray means no evidence of bowel obstruction (normal).
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Odhett Cojocaru
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Any new mole needs to be properly evaluated and the best way to evaluate a mole is by an "in person" exam. Most primary care providers are able to do ... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Odhett Cojocaru
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Alkaline phophatase varies with age and sex and also with eating before the test. It should be repeated to confirm the value. It comes mainly from liv... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Odhett Cojocaru
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
You are describing an abnormal uterine bleeding in a premenopausal woman. There are many reasons for this but the first test to be done is a pregnancy... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Odhett Cojocaru
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Based on the most recent guidelines, antibiotic prophylaxis is not needed for regular teeth extractions for immunosuppressed patients if their conditi... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Odhett Cojocaru
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
I dont think there is a straightforward answer that fits everybody when we talk about weight loss. For best results we have to work with a team and co... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Odhett Cojocaru
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
There are many causes for painful rashes, but a common one is herpes. In general it resolves on its own in 2-3 weeks but it can come back on and off a... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Odhett Cojocaru
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
When taking most oral birth control medications, you get a breakthrough bleeding monthly, it is not a regular menstruation, it is usually light and pa... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Odhett Cojocaru
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Progesterone is present in men but in much smaller amounts than women. Biotin and high doses of pregnenolone supplements will increase progesterone le... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Odhett Cojocaru
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
It is an unusual location for a wart to develop on the back of the neck. Having it evaluated by a physician will give you the answer. It could be some... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Odhett Cojocaru
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Both Atenolol and Metoprolol are from a class of drugs called beta blockers. Tapering is needed when you stop any beta blocker, but it is not needed w... Read More
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Sep 12, 2021
Mu wife and I are both RN’s in ICU’s. Night shifts. We have hx of CA. Prostate and breast. Over 5 years ago. We are scared about Covid. Would you please write us both a prescription for ivermectin wit...Read More
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Sep 12, 2021
My wife and I are RN’s In ICU’s. Hx of CA. Breast and prostate. Over 5 years ago. Worried about Covid. We would like to get 2 prescriptions for ivermectin, with refills. Unless you want us to call you...Read More
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Sep 29, 2021
I had a really great appointment with her and for the first time in forever I am looking forward to my next appointment with a doctor. She listened to me, explained things patiently and had a very pos...Read More
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Thank you Dr for confirming my risks in Combined Pill much appreciated
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If lifted heavy drawer 4 days ago& it causedspleen issue would seeit?
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Good morning Dr. Cojocaru! Thank you very much for this information!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Medicine and Pharmacy 'Carol Davila', Romania
Graduated 1997MD

Awards

Role Model Physician Award for Virginia Mason Memorial Team
2018

Affiliations

American College of Lifestyle Medicine
American College of Physicians

Virtual Visit Ratings

5.0
2061 ratings

20 top reviews

43-year-old male
Dec 5, 2022 AK
Professional, expeditious, great diagnosis. I'm optimistic my condition will improve quickly.
41-year-old female
Dec 5, 2022 MD
Dr. Odhett Cojocaru was kind and understanding. I highly recommend her.
30-year-old female
Dec 5, 2022 Memphis, TN
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