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Dr. Joanabel Sta Maria Cepe

Family Practitioner

Dr. Joanabel Cepe is a family practitioner practicing in San Jose, CA. Dr. Cepe 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. Cepe 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.
Dr. Joanabel Sta Maria Cepe
  • San Jose, CA
  • MD at the University of the East
  • Accepting new patients

What diet is recommend for a person suffering from impacted stool?

Make sure there is no surgical urgency like obstruction. Colonoscopy should be done; no emergent medical or surgical issues. Pineapple, papaya, and mangoes do wonders. If no renal READ MORE
Make sure there is no surgical urgency like obstruction. Colonoscopy should be done; no emergent medical or surgical issues. Pineapple, papaya, and mangoes do wonders. If no renal or chf issues, make a smoothie!

Why am I experiencing excessive sweating and chills?

Make sure your blood sugar is not too low, especially at night. Please check blood sugar at night before sleep; talk to your primary care physician. Meds might need to be adjusted. READ MORE
Make sure your blood sugar is not too low, especially at night. Please check blood sugar at night before sleep; talk to your primary care physician. Meds might need to be adjusted.

My mother sleeps the entire day and is unable to sleep at night. What should I do?

Please talk to primary care. It might be depressed or might need an evaluation for sleep apnea. Check medications - is she taking valium or valium-like meds?

Why do I feel so lethargic and lazy to work out?

Make sure there is no underlying depression; set an alarm and try to have an exercise buddy.

I am planning a trip to Central Africa. Are there any vaccinations I need before traveling?

Please check out the Center for disease control and click on travel medicine. Tetanus and pertussis is always a good idea. Must check with the CDC/Central Africa.