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Dr. Robert Bruce Posner, M.D.

Internist

Dr. Robert Posner is an internist practicing in Burke, VA. Dr. Posner specializes in the medical treatment of adults. Internists can act as a primary physician or a consultant to a primary physician. They manage both common and rare diseases. Dr. Posner provides comprehensive care and manages treatment with surgeons as well. Internists establish long-term relationships with their patients and incorporate disease prevention and mental health care into their practice.
38 years Experience
Dr. Robert Bruce Posner, M.D.
  • Burke, VA
  • Suny-Hlth Sci Ctr At Brooklyn, Coll of Med, Brooklyn Ny
  • Accepting new patients

Does diabetes make one feel very sleepy?

Diabetes, when not under good control, could most certainly cause lower energy levels and increase in sleepiness. Glucose is needed as an energy source for cells and when the READ MORE
Diabetes, when not under good control, could most certainly cause lower energy levels and increase in sleepiness. Glucose is needed as an energy source for cells and when the glucose is remaining high in the bloodstream and not adequately be transported into the cells, the performance of cells, including those in the brain, will be adversely affected. The medications to treat diabetes may also cause side effects, including fatigue. Most Type 2 diabetics (these patients are insulin resistant) are overweight/obese and the weight control problem itself can lead to poor energy levels. The very best approach to diabetes and regaining energy is to lose weight if excessive weight is present.

Can you feel OK after getting hurt in a car accident and then feel worse the next day?

There is often a delayed muscle reaction to traumatic injuries. Spasm of muscles and pain are likely to heighten 12-24 hours after the actual injury. It is not uncommon after READ MORE
There is often a delayed muscle reaction to traumatic injuries. Spasm of muscles and pain are likely to heighten 12-24 hours after the actual injury. It is not uncommon after a fall or a auto accident to not feel lots of pain initially, but the next day the pain is much more intense.

What are some possible home remedies to relieve discomfort from a sinus infection?

Infections produce natural body inflammatory responses and even if the infectious agent (bacterial vs. viral) is "gone", the inflammatory remnants may remain. OTC anti-histamines READ MORE
Infections produce natural body inflammatory responses and even if the infectious agent (bacterial vs. viral) is "gone", the inflammatory remnants may remain. OTC anti-histamines such as Zyrtec or Claritin plus a nasal steroid spray may help the inflammatory symptoms. At times, the inflammatory component is too intense, will not respond to OTCs and a visit to a doctor may result in a prescription for a short course oral steroid such as prednisone.

Do blood pressure medications affect male fertility?

Lisinopril has actually been linked to an increase in sperm counts in males. Lisinopril is in the category of BP meds called "ACE Inhibitors" and as a class, these should be quite READ MORE
Lisinopril has actually been linked to an increase in sperm counts in males. Lisinopril is in the category of BP meds called "ACE Inhibitors" and as a class, these should be quite safe for males attempting to have a child.