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Dr. William Zachary Cohen, MD

Family Practitioner

Dr. William Zachary Cohen MD is a top Family Practitioner in Houston, . With a passion for the field and an unwavering commitment to their specialty, Dr. William Zachary Cohen MD is an expert in changing the lives of their patients for the better. Through their designated cause and expertise in the field, Dr. William Zachary Cohen MD is a prime example of a true leader in healthcare. As a leader and expert in their field, Dr. William Zachary Cohen MD is passionate about enhancing patient quality of life. They embody the values of communication, safety, and trust when dealing directly with patients. In Houston, TX, Dr. William Zachary Cohen MD is a true asset to their field and dedicated to the profession of medicine.
38 years Experience
Dr. William Zachary Cohen, MD
  • Houston, TX
  • Univ of Md Sch of Med, Baltimore Md
  • Accepting new patients

Is coffee bad for a blood pressure patient?

No. Caffeine in excess can cause a fast heartbeat.

William Z Cohen, M.D., F. A. A. F. P.

Can diabetes be managed without insulin?

In adults, first line treatment is weight loss, diet, and exercise. If one is of normal weight, then only a doctor can determine if one is insulin-dependent or not, i.e., requires READ MORE
In adults, first line treatment is weight loss, diet, and exercise. If one is of normal weight, then only a doctor can determine if one is insulin-dependent or not, i.e., requires insulin or could be managed with oral medications, along with diet and exercise.

William Z. Cohen, M.D., F. A. A. F. P.

Is there a natural treatment for strep throat in kids?

NO. Strep throat is an infection of the pharynx and/or tonsils with Beta hemolytic strep bacteria and must be treated with antibiotics. Otherwise, there is a risk of serious complications READ MORE
NO. Strep throat is an infection of the pharynx and/or tonsils with Beta hemolytic strep bacteria and must be treated with antibiotics. Otherwise, there is a risk of serious complications including rheumatic fever, which can lead to rheumatic heart disease (including heart valve damage) and glomerulonephritis (kidney injury). These consequences are rare, but can be deadly serious.

William Z. Cohen, M.D., F. A. A. F. P.

Can topical steroid creams cause cancer?

No.

William Z. Cohen, M.D., F. A. A. F. P.

I am having a lot of body pain after hiking. What is the best medicine to take?

Normal adults without kidney disease or hypertension may take naproxen sodium (Aleve or generic) or ibuprofen. These NSAIDs in normal adult doses have been found to be as effective READ MORE
Normal adults without kidney disease or hypertension may take naproxen sodium (Aleve or generic) or ibuprofen. These NSAIDs in normal adult doses have been found to be as effective as Tylenol with codeine for relief of pain, without the addictive side effects. Talk to your doctor. In general, occasional use of these over-the-counter medicines provides
effective pain relief and is not harmful. Acetaminophen (Tylenol) can be an effective alternative in those with medical conditions mentioned above.

William Z. Cohen, M.D., F. A. A. F. P.

Is there a cure for asthma?

There is no cure for asthma, however, symptoms can be usually controlled with the use of inhaled corticosteroids on a daily basis. This has been shown to be effective in reducing READ MORE
There is no cure for asthma, however, symptoms can be usually controlled with the use of inhaled corticosteroids on a daily basis. This has been shown to be effective in reducing the frequency of asthma attacks and ER visits associated with asthma. Avoidance of triggers (such as allergens like animals dander, etc.) is also critically important. See your doctor to be optimally treated and diagnosed.

William Z. Cohen, M.D., F. A. A. F. P.

Is fever during chickenpox normal?

Yes, fever naturally occurs with varicella (chickenpox).

William Z. Cohen, M.D., F. A. A. F. P.

Is it safe for a diabetic to be on antidepressants?

Yes.

William Z. Cohen, M.D., F. A. A. F. P.

Are high hemoglobin levels a problem?

Yes they can. Very high levels can lead to "sludging" or basically a thickening of the blood which can lead to thrombosis or strokes. It can be a symptom of other disorders such READ MORE
Yes they can. Very high levels can lead to "sludging" or basically a thickening of the blood which can lead to thrombosis or strokes. It can be a symptom of other disorders such as Polycythemia vera and is commonly seen among smokers. It can be seen with hemochromatosis, and other disorders.

Can excess protein cause weight gain?

Absolutely! "Excess" means more than you need. Whether it's protein, carbohydrate, or fat, all components of food have calories. Excess calories cause weight gain! William Z READ MORE
Absolutely! "Excess" means more than you need. Whether it's protein, carbohydrate, or fat, all components of food have calories. Excess calories cause weight gain!

William Z Cohen, M.D., F. A. A. F. P.

Should I give my entire family a probiotic drink to keep their gut healthy?

A well-balanced diet that includes yogurt is adequate to maintain intestinal health and provide a natural source of probiotics.

William Z Cohen, M.D., F. A. A. F. P.

How can family practice physicians help in early diagnosis of mental health problems?

Most family physicians are comfortable recognizing and managing common mental health problems. However, more severe mental health issues may require psychiatric intervention and/or READ MORE
Most family physicians are comfortable recognizing and managing common mental health problems. However, more severe mental health issues may require psychiatric intervention and/or regular mental health counseling by a licensed psychologist or mental health counselor.

William Z Cohen, M.D., F. A. A. F. P.