Dr. Samuel Galima

Primary Care, Family Medicine
Lawton, OK
9 years experience male

About

Bio

Greetings, I am a board-certified physician in Family Medicine and a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians. I attended A.T. Still University School of Osteopathic Medicine, in Mesa, Arizona and have been practicing medicine for 9 years. I specialize in primary care for all age groups and practice near full scope family medicine. That means I can answer your healthcare questions and concerns, diagnose and treat them, or if needed I can refer you to the best specialist physician or surgeon I know.

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.

Family Medicine

Aerospace Medicine

Licenses

United States: Arizona, California, Florida, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Texas, Washington

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

366 Answers
39 Agrees
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Samuel Galima
Family Medicine 9 years experience
My female cousin was born with one while I was in middle school. I had the opportunity to learn about arachnoid cysts, see her MRI, and call in during... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Samuel Galima
Family Medicine 9 years experience
Abnormal heart sounds, or murmurs/rubs/gallops, are best heard and identified with a clinician's stethoscope and an echocardiogram. A chest x-ray and ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Samuel Galima
Family Medicine 9 years experience
Anbesol contains benzocaine, a topical anesthetic which is similar but different than lidocaine. Lidocaine is used in medicines and procedures because... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Samuel Galima
Family Medicine 9 years experience
According to Lexicomp, there have been post marketing reports on Adderall to cause peripheral vascular disease and a condition called Raynaud Phenomen... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Samuel Galima
Family Medicine 9 years experience
Enteric coated aspirin 81mg is specially formulated to reduce the risk of ulcers. The indicated use of baby aspirin for primary prevention should be r... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Samuel Galima
Family Medicine 9 years experience
The scrotum usually moves away from the body (hangs lower) when the temperature is warmer and moves closer to your body (retracts) when it is colder. ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Samuel Galima
Family Medicine 9 years experience
Tetanus is a neurologic disorder causing muscle spasms after exposure to the toxin spores of bacteria Clostridium tetani, which is found in the soil. ... Read More
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A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Samuel Galima
Family Medicine 9 years experience
The COVID-19 vaccines are relatively safe and its adverse affects are usually short term. Reference link https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vac... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Samuel Galima
Family Medicine 9 years experience
Please review the information from the CDC website: "People usually get rabies from the bite of a rabid animal. It is possible, but rare, for people t... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Samuel Galima
Family Medicine 9 years experience
The president has allowed each household to get 4 free at home Covid tests. Sign up is here: https://special.usps.com/testkits
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Samuel Galima
Family Medicine 9 years experience
Strep throat is diagnosed by a rapid strep or throat culture. Strep is typically treated with Amoxcillin, unless there is a bad reaction or an allergi... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Samuel Galima
Family Medicine 9 years experience
A 20 year old with 60 inch height has a predicted peak expiratory flow of 372 liters/minute. Please reference these website for more information https... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Samuel Galima
Family Medicine 9 years experience
Bilirubin is processed in the liver as conjugated or unconjugated, and reported in the lab as direct or indirect bilirubin. Typically only total bilir... Read More
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A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Samuel Galima
Family Medicine 9 years experience
Dyscalculia or mathematics learning disorder, may affect visual-spatial and organizational skills, if those are the primary cause of difficulty with m... Read More
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A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Samuel Galima
Family Medicine 9 years experience
Per Lexicomp: Half-life elimination: Adults: 9 hours (range: 7 to 12 hours); Elderly: 13.5 hours (range: 9 to 18 hours)
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Samuel Galima
Family Medicine 9 years experience
Your primary care provider can assess a shellfish allergy with an allergy blood panel (IgE). There are tests that you can purchase online that are not... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Samuel Galima
Family Medicine 9 years experience
Greetings! There are no significant drug interactions to be concerned of between benzoyl peroxide (which you indicated is topical) and oral Zinc and o... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Samuel Galima
Family Medicine 9 years experience
There are bacteria and other substances in the mouth and stomach that affect the lifespan and effectiveness of sperm and motility. Also a woman can ge... Read More
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A 75-year-old male asked:
Dr. Samuel Galima
Family Medicine 9 years experience
There are no drug interactions between Zofran and Compazine, so they can be taken together. However, if you experience side effects from either, it is... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Samuel Galima
Family Medicine 9 years experience
Bright red blood in the stool can be caused by multiple gastrointestinal causes such as hemorrhoids, anal fissures, diverticulosis, and inflammatory b... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Samuel Galima
Family Medicine 9 years experience
There are no drug interactions between xanax and prilosec. They may be taken together. However, if you have previously had side effects with these med... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Samuel Galima
Family Medicine 9 years experience
A specific treatment for a skin rash may or may not help the condition because rashes could be bacterial, fungal, autoimmune, atopic, cancerous, or de... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Samuel Galima
Family Medicine 9 years experience
Minor trauma to the orbit can cause corneal abrasions, and hematomas. If visual acuity or eye appearance is not normal, or there is pain also with bli... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Samuel Galima
Family Medicine 9 years experience
Nausea and lightheaded symptoms could be signs of underlying medical issues such as an infection, pregnancy, medication side effects, gastrointestinal... Read More
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A 70-year-old female asked:
Dr. Samuel Galima
Family Medicine 9 years experience
Males can be carriers and have no symptoms. Sometimes the infection is transient. Symptoms are similar to other infections (gonorrhea, chlamydia), suc... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Samuel Galima
Family Medicine 9 years experience
The diagnosis of pyelonephritis, or kidney infection, is typically with UTI symptoms, nausea, vomiting, fever and back pain, especially when the back ... Read More
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A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Samuel Galima
Family Medicine 9 years experience
Losartan is an angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB), which primarily works in the kidneys to help regulate blood pressure. It is sometimes prescribed in... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Samuel Galima
Family Medicine 9 years experience
Physical therapy helps to rehabilitate, improve and restore function using goal based therapy. Unfortunately, for arthritis in the neck, the pain can ... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Samuel Galima
Family Medicine 9 years experience
Vitamin C & D are often added or already present in food in our regular diet (i.e. cereal, milk, orange juice). The Vitamin D recommended dietary ... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Samuel Galima
Family Medicine 9 years experience
A young male with a varicocele should get his testicle size examined. Usually an ultrasound can determine the size of the varicocele and testicles. I... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Samuel Galima
Family Medicine 9 years experience
Depo prover is an injectable birth control that is good for three months. It only has one hormone In it. Some Side effects include abnormal periods, w... Read More
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A 82-year-old female asked:
Dr. Samuel Galima
Family Medicine 9 years experience
Anti inflammatories and muscle relaxants are unsafe in your age group. Tylenol is the safest. Gentle neck stretches should be attempted. Avoid neck th... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Samuel Galima
Family Medicine 9 years experience
Contraception depends on your fertility goal and timeline. If your periods are heavy and irregular, I would recommend an IUD (which only has progester... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Samuel Galima
Family Medicine 9 years experience
Crohn's is an inflammatory bowel disorder causing GI tract lesions and other specific symptoms outside the GI tract. Common symptoms include diarrhea,... Read More
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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Samuel Galima
Family Medicine 9 years experience
You described a series of symptoms that may or may not be related to low testosterone, and may be due to behavioral health. Although low testosterone ... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Samuel Galima
Family Medicine 9 years experience
Please refer to the CDC website in detail: "People usually get rabies from the bite of a rabid animal. [...] Other types of contact, such as petting a... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Samuel Galima
Family Medicine 9 years experience
Abnormal menses can be caused by a variety of disorders such as early pregnancy, thyroid, poly cystic ovaries, side effects from hormone contraception... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Samuel Galima
Family Medicine 9 years experience
Ibuprofen is advised to take with food or milk (ideally during, but can be shortly after). There are no specific food interactions, except alcohol may... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Samuel Galima
Family Medicine 9 years experience
Paroxetine is an SSRI. Vortioxetine acts in a similar fashion. Paroxetine's side effects range from drowsiness, insomnia, weight gain, sexual dysfunct... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Samuel Galima
Family Medicine 9 years experience
There is no drug interactions between adderall and clonazepam, however clonazepam can impair explicit memory and cause anterograde amnesia (cannot rem... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Samuel Galima
Family Medicine 9 years experience
This is from the Center for Disease Control website from the USA: "Rabies virus is transmitted through direct contact (such as through broken skin or ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Samuel Galima
Family Medicine 9 years experience
If your work in healthcare, you should follow your clinic or hospital policy for needlestick injuries. This may include filling out incident report fo... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Samuel Galima
Family Medicine 9 years experience
An ultrasound is typically a focused exam and is limited due to the anatomy of the body. The vessels mentioned lie in opposite areas of the abdomen. A... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Samuel Galima
Family Medicine 9 years experience
Please reference the rabies details on the CDC website. There are certain indications for needing post exposure prophylaxis. If you are still in count... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Samuel Galima
Family Medicine 9 years experience
Genital warts is caused by the Human Papilloma virus, the same virus responsible for plantar warts and cervical cancer. Preventive measures such as va... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Samuel Galima
Family Medicine 9 years experience
The nose is a sun-exposed area of the body. Cancer such as melanoma appear asymmetric, with irregular borders, various colors, large in diameter, and ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Samuel Galima
Family Medicine 9 years experience
According to Lexicomp, there are no interactions with taking acetaminophen (paracetamol) and ferrous sulfate. As long as you don’t have any liver issu... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Samuel Galima
Family Medicine 9 years experience
A menstrual cycle occurs when the uterine lining (intended to implant an egg) sheds away, generally once a month. Contraception such as condoms are in... Read More
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A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Samuel Galima
Family Medicine 9 years experience
There are many causes of urinary frequency and nocturia. These include UTI, kidney stone, Heart failure, diabetes mellitus, hypertension, obstructive ... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Samuel Galima
Family Medicine 9 years experience
On average, the menopausal transition beings at age 47, but this is variable. Irregular cycles is one sign, as are hot flashes, mood changes, sleep di... Read More
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Thank you! Most internet sources say that SVT isn't life threatening?
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My hemoglobin was 7.1/ I need all tests that you mentioned. Thank you.
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Thank you so much for taking the time to answer. You were a big help.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

A.T. Still University School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona, AZ
Graduated 2014MD

Affiliations

Uniformed Service Academy of Family Physicians
American Academy of Family Physicians

Virtual Visit Ratings

5.0
94 ratings

20 top reviews

43-year-old female
Sep 8, 2023 Mendocino, CA
34-year-old female
Aug 11, 2023 Sumner, TX
Dr. Galima was very helpful and informative, and detailed with his treatment plan and recommendations for my son.
18-year-old male
Jul 28, 2023 Glenn Heights, TX
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