Douglas Lakin's Podcast
FLU SEASON 2019....DOCTOR DOCTOR HELPS YOU THROUGH
September 08, 2019 03:44 PM PDT
This gives you information on all the in's and out's of flu season prevention and treatment. Take a listen.
Most Common Symptoms
What to Do at Home
Aches and Pains and Fever:
Sinus Congestion and Drainage:
When to Seek Medical Assistance
Worsening symptoms/Signs of Complications:
If any of the above symptoms occur…..you may want to be checked for complications of THE FLU. Come to the office to be evaluated
How Long to Recover
How to Prevent
December 30, 2011 05:57 AM PST
This is a quick review of the symptoms and recommended treatment for respiratory infections this time of year.
December 28, 2011 05:39 AM PST
This podcast outlines, in general terms, the purposes of the general bloodwork done at the time of your physical examDIABETES INSIGHTS FROM DR. HOWARD BAUM FROM VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY
January 26, 2014 08:24 PM PST
DR. HOWARD BAUM IS A MASTER CLINICIAN AND PRACTICES ENDOCRINOLOGY AT VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER. HERE HE DISCUSSES WITH ME SOME CRITICAL INSIGHTS FOR PATIENTS WITH DIABETES. HIS COMMON-SENSE INFORMATION PROVIDES THE BASIS FOR CONFIDENT MANAGEMENT OF YOUR CONDITION.THYROID DISEASE DISCUSSED BY EXPERT DR. HOWARD BAUM
January 26, 2014 08:20 PM PST
DR. HOWARD BAUM IS A FRIEND OF MINE FROM MY HOPKINS DAYS AND IS CURRENTLY ON THE FACULTY OF VANDERBILT MEDICAL SCHOOL IN THE DEPARTMENT OF ENDOCRINOLOGY. HE IS A MASTER CLINICIAN.
January 26, 2014 09:00 PM PST
DR. HOWARD BAUM IS A GOOD FRIEND OF MINE WHO CURRENTLY IS A PROFESSOR OF ENDOCRINOLOGY AT VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER. IN THIS INTERVIEW HER PROVIDES COMMON SENSE INSIGHTS INTO TREATMENT OPTIONS FOR THOSE WHO HAVE DOCUMENTED OSTEOPOROSIS AND WANT TO UNDERSTAND THE PRO'S AND CONS OF CURRENTLY AVAILABLE TREATMENTS.Enjoy Some Words of Reassurance from Doctor Lakin
December 28, 2011 03:33 PM PST
Here's a simple affirmation that you are healthy......here it is. Most of us are!THE TRAVEL KIT
December 09, 2012 07:41 AM PST
Travelling can have its travails and being prepared with proper medication is key for your safe and enjoyable vaciationing. This list of medications to take for travel complements the HOME MEDICAL KIT and provides additional assistance as you require.
November 03, 2012 01:33 PM PDT
Having the proper Over-The-Counter medications in the cabinet at home is crucial. Here is my list...take a listen;
You can find the written list in my upcoming book THE GUIDE, which will be out in January, 2013. Or, go to our medical library for your copy...it's great for shopping when someone is moving to a new place or a child is going out on their own.URINARY TRACT INFECTIONS
February 22, 2013 03:44 PM PST
URINARY TRACT INFECTIONS:
Bladder infections, also called urinary tract infections (UTI), are commonplace in women. Although they may occur in men, this is very rare.
Most urinary tract infections occur spontaneously and are not the result of personal habits of hygiene. Risk factors for recurring infection include:
Most people are aware of these, but if you’ve not had a UTI previously, here is the list
Evaluation: If possible it is best to have a urine specimen checked for infection. This is the simplest way to diagnose a UTI. If you have had UTI’s in the past and are familiar with the symptoms, then testing the urine is not required. Typically, the urine specimen shows the presence of white blood cells or red blood cells. Culture can confirm the specific bacterial germ involved
Antiobitcs are the required treatment. As most antibiotics concentrate in the urine, as they are cleared by the kidneys, antibiotics tend to be very effective for treatment and a virtual ‘guaranteed’ cure, so long as the causative bacteria is not resistant.
In addition to an antibiotic, we often prescribe an anesthetic agent called Pyridium. This medication provides immediate relief as it acts directly on the surface tissues of the bladder. It turns the urine an orange color, so do be aware of this. Treatment with Pyridium requires that an antibiotic be used as well, or the Pyridium will suppress symptoms but let the infection progress unabated
Expectations: Symptoms of UTI resolve quickly, often within 12-24 hours. Certainly symptoms should be markedly improved by 48 hours. If they are not, please call and the antibiotic selected will have to be changed.
There are not perfect methods of prevention but here are several that are used, depending on the situation:
Born in Michigan, but raised in the Scottsdale/Paradise Valley area, Dr. Lakin earned his undergraduate degree at Arizona State University in 1983. Graduating first in his class of 6,000 as a Philosophy major in the Honor’s Program, he was the recipient of the Mouer Award for outstanding scholarship. He was the first person in the history of ASU to earn a coveted spot at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland, entering in the fall of 1983. The Johns Hopkins Hospital 1905Originally intending to become a medical research scientist, Dr. Lakin developed a greater interest in patient care. Inspired by his father, Dr. Mervyn Lakin and Sir William Osler, the founder of modern internal medicine and first Chief of Medicine at The Johns Hopkins Hospital, he focused on clinical medicine. After completing his medical school training from Hopkins in 1987, Dr. Lakin performed his Internship and Residency in Internal medicine at the University of Iowa’s Hospitals and Clinics, among the premier Internal Medicine programs in the country. Dr. Lakin excelled to the highest levels of clinical scholarship, achieving among the highest scores in the country on his Internal Medicine Board Examinations. With his training complete, Dr. Lakin joined his father in practice in 1990. Shortly thereafter, Dr. Lakin senior retired. Dr. Douglas Lakin continues his practice in the tradition of his excellent training, and provides the quality of patient care established by his father before him.
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