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Dr. Anna Birn-forys, M.D.

Family Practitioner

Dr. Anna Birn-forys is a family practitioner practicing in Chicago, IL. Dr. Birn-forys specializes in comprehensive health care for people of all ages. In addition to diagnosing and treating illnesses, family practitioners also put focus on preventative care with routine checkups, tests and personalized coaching on how to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Dr. Birn-forys possesses immense general knowledge on maintaining health and today, family practitioners provide more care for the underserved and rural populations than any other medical specialty.
36 years Experience
Dr. Anna Birn-forys, M.D.
  • Chicago, IL
  • Gdansk Medical University
  • Accepting new patients

Is my vitamin b12 deficiency from my change in diet?

Vegans, and also vegetarians but to a lesser degree, may be at risk for B12 deficiency due to inadequate dietary intake of B12, if they do not supplement. However, B12 deficiency READ MORE
Vegans, and also vegetarians but to a lesser degree, may be at risk for B12 deficiency due to inadequate dietary intake of B12, if they do not supplement. However, B12 deficiency can occur even in people who consume meat, poultry, and fish.[ Children are at a higher risk for B12 deficiency due to inadequate dietary intake, as they have fewer vitamin stores and a relatively larger vitamin need per calorie of food intake.
Other causes for B12 deficiency include medical conditions and medication.

Why was I prescribed an antibiotic for an ear infection? Don't I need drops?

Many ear infections go away on their own. Antibiotics are recommended when the risk of injury from the condition is greater than the risk of taking the antibiotic. There are guidelines, READ MORE
Many ear infections go away on their own. Antibiotics are recommended when the risk of injury from the condition is greater than the risk of taking the antibiotic. There are guidelines, but they are only guidelines. If you believe you are being offered a treatment that you feel is not necessary, you need to get a second opinion.

Vasovagal syncope getting worse

Although your problem may be related to vasovagal issues, you need testing to rule out other causes of fainting. These include heart conditions and seizure disorders.