Dr. Gunwant Dhaliwal is an internist practicing in New Port Richey, FL. Dr. Dhaliwal 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. Dhaliwal 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. Dr. Dhaliwal performs in-office surgeries under local anesthesia to remove lumps and bumps including all types of skin cancers. He takes care of most of the fractures besides repairing lacerations at fraction of the cost. Most of the diagnostic work up and phlebotomy are performed in the office.
He is certified physician for DOT Physicals for CDL drivers. The practice accepts almost all insurances including workers' comp and Auto insurances. Pharmacy for common medications on site, a big benefit for patients that have no insurance coverage for expensive medications.
Education and Training
Med Coll- Guru Nanak Dev Univ- Amritsar- Punjab- India 1984
Guru Nanak Dev University 1984
Internal MedicineAmerican Board of Internal MedicineABIM
Dr. Gunwant S Dhaliwal M.D.'s Expert Contributions
Anxiety is such a common disease that some researchers say about 70% of the population has it. But most of the patients are in denial. I have been in practice for over 35 years and have experienced the same.I will admit some patients come to the office, they accept the diagnosis and start taking...
There are different methods of testing for the COVID-19 coronavirus. The most standardized test is by PCR in the lab that takes a couple of days. The other is to check antigen in the nasopharyngeal or oropharyngeal swab or otherwise IgG/IgM antibodies in finger stick blood. The last test of...
Since the advent of Penicillin, Syphilis has been almost eliminated these days. It has been replaced by Genital Herpes, another sexually transmitted disease.Dr. Dhaliwal diagnosed a 3rd case in his 30 years of medical practice. The 1st case was 12 years ago, 2nd case was 2 years ago, and 3rd case...
Summary: Genital herpes is a common sexually transmitted disease in the elderly population. They may not be sexually active now at later age, but genital herpes could stay dormant in the body for years. Elderly people continue to suffer either not knowing how to convey the symptoms or due to shame...
Almost all of the major systems of your body depend on water to work properly. Drinking plenty of water helps your body regulate body temperature, prevent constipation, flush waste products out of the body, and perform many other important functions.Most people, especially those who exercise in hot...
Oral antibiotics READ MORE
Definitely. READ MORE
I think 10 days is enough time to see a doctor when you don’t have any other symptoms. READ MORE
Different etiologies, common being Anxiety related or Irritable Bowel Syndrome. READ MORE
They can eat anything as long as your weight is ideal for your height. READ MORE
That is for medical providers though most common is Clonidine. READ MORE
In the past it was H2 blockers such as Pepcid, these days it is PPI as Nexium or Omeprazole. Avoid spicy food. READ MORE
Sinus surgery is indicated for blocked sinuses with recurrent infections. READ MORE
Recurrent pancreatitis will burn the pancreas causing diabetes and chronic diarrhea. READ MORE
Most common cause of Pancreatitis is excessive alcohol use. READ MORE
Any fever above 100.3 degree F should be evaluated READ MORE
It depends on the etiology/cause. If due to being overweight, loss of weight will cure the blood pressure. Get rid of stress if due to stress. READ MORE
Due to recurrent tonsil infections, people get deeper crypts that start holding solidified secretions called tonsil stones that has no significance. Just gargle with warm salt water. READ MORE
Depending on the cause, you can heal your lungs. If from smoking, you can quit smoking and after a few years it will be quite normal. READ MORE
Partial tear repairs itself with physical therapy while total tear needs arthroscopic repair. READ MORE
Depending on the cause, you can take supplements to treat anemia. READ MORE
Bowel movements in normal human beings are twice a day to 3 times a week. If no BM for 3 days, it is considered constipation and one should consider getting a laxative. Otherwise, after 5 days, there is possibility of fecal impaction that could require manual removal of feces. READ MORE
I agree with your thoughts. Such pressure measurement is usually done in academic institutions by research doctors and not at the community level. You have already mentioned common causes. If enzymes are not getting worse, leave them alone. READ MORE
It can cause Brain Abscess if not treated for a long time since sinuses are just below the brain. READ MORE
When you start consuming alcohol every day and especially during the day or otherwise think that you are drinking too much. READ MORE
It helps with metabolic function of the body. READ MORE
Talk to your doctor. Otherwise, Meclizine over the counter can help Tinnitis. READ MORE
If there is greenish discharge from ear infection, chances are less it will get better without antibiotics. Mostly people confuse with outer ear infection (common with swimming) with middle ear infection. READ MORE
Radiation treatment for Prostate cancer is quite common these days that can cause Radiation proctitis that is inflammation of rectum. READ MORE
The hydration before Immunotherapy is a standard treatment to prevent worsening of kidneys. READ MORE
Majority of times, initially it is diagnosed from history of from patient or accompanying person. Then subsequently checked with EEG and/or MRI brain. READ MORE
It can be caused by quite a few problems, major being indigestion, not-exercising, over-eating etc. READ MORE
There are over-the-counter numbness spray medicines available. READ MORE
I do not recall any contraindication of alcohol with Celiac disease through excess of alcohol is bad any way. READ MORE
Mostly such cysts are benign. If you are concerned get referral to Urologist. READ MORE
Most of the times you start having fever and pain in both flanks. READ MORE
You should get work up with your doctor to make sure you are not anemic or deficient. READ MORE
As long as your blood work is within normal limits, it is okay to continue to lose weight. You are reading too much into your non-specific diagnostic tests. I do not understand why you were started on Eliquis, there is no standard indication for blood thinner in superficial blood clot, it is only for DVT (deep vein thrombosis). Gastroperesis, if present, is treated with Reglan. Mild or moderate COPD does not cause any weight loss. Mild chronic lung disease does not mean you have COPD. READ MORE
One of the common reasons are drinking too much fluids. Humans are supposed to urinate every 6 hours and never at night. Control your fluid intake, that will resolve your problem. Another common reason is being overweight. READ MORE
First of all, make sure you are not taking any diuretics that causes increase in creatinine. If you had uncontrolled hypertension and/or DM for some time, your kidneys may have been shot. Otherwise, your doctor need to check any other reasons for elevated creatinine. Another common reason is for some people to consume body building supplements that increase creatinine. READ MORE
Keep appointment with hematologist. READ MORE
Try wearing flat footwear to avoid falls. READ MORE
Not really if the sperm count is normal. READ MORE
It is quite rare to have Type 2 DM at that young age unless you are too overweight. All diabetics are recommended to avoid sugar. READ MORE
Yes, with right antibiotics you can be treated as outpatient to treat double pneumonia. READ MORE
Any particular reasons you want to keep only your pancreas healthy and not liver and lungs? Long-term alcoholism causes liver and pancreatic damage. READ MORE
Emergency Room is for emergencies and not for Shoulder pain. You should go to regular doctor in your area. READ MORE
Most common cause is Hypertension otherwise unknown reasons due to climate. Besides getting your blood pressure checked, use moisturizers to the nostrils. READ MORE
Most common causes are eating spicy food and/or otherwise stress. READ MORE
There is no such indication to treat positive COVID-19 patients with Chloroquine or Zithromax. If you become symptomatic with fever, cough, mild sore throat and shortness of breath, then it may not be a bad idea to treat with both these medications. Sincerely, G S Dhaliwal, MD READ MORE
It is not the kidney disease that will make your daughter more vulnerable to covid-19, it is the medications to treat the kidney disease that may decrease her immune system. G. S. Dhaliwal, MD READ MORE
Any anti-inflammatory medication is good for joint pains. Most common are Motrin, Advil or Acetaminophen in moderation. If pain is not relieved with such over the counter medications, prescription anti-inflammatory medications from your doctor is the next step. READ MORE
It is very hard to make a mother to understand, do not overfeed your child. As mother, she feels obligated to give food to her child in the amount he/she wants to eat. Majority of mothers when told to limit food to their kids, their next question is that you want me to starve my child. In fact most of the time, this over feeding is the reason for Metabolic Syndrome leading Diabetes and hypertension at younger age. The child when grows up is going to blame the same mother saying I was just a kid why did you not control my food intake. I hope I answered your question though you may not like it. READ MORE
Most of the times the symptoms of Dengue Fever are same as flu consisting of Body aches and pains with fever. On labs it shows low platelets. READ MORE
No, you do not have to be a specialist to work, you can work as a General Internist. READ MORE
The smell of urine depends on what you eat not birth control pills. READ MORE
Only test to screen for Hepatitis C is to check antibodies against Hep C followed by Hepatitis Viral Load if screening test is positive. READ MORE
At times steroids are used to treat Infectious Mononucleosis otherwise Motrin or Tylenol for fever and body aches. READ MORE
Best solution is stop alcohol use all together especially if your liver function tests are high. Yes, liver regenerates well unless it has become cirrhotic and fibrosis. You can consume occasional beer once liver enzymes have been normalized. READ MORE
Unless examined you can not be sure but most probably it seems like fatty tumor that is usually non cancer. You should get it checked with your doctor. READ MORE
There are quite a few causes of cloudy urine, most common being urine infection and proteinuria. It could be only your perception otherwise it is normal. Get the urine checked with your doctor through lab for your satisfaction. READ MORE
It is quite normal to have anxiety over chronic health issues. Check with your doctor, he/she may give you medications as SSRI. READ MORE
I don't recall I have read that there is a relationship of Alzheimer's and type 2 diabetes. It may be for research purposes and few case studies. Keeping your HbA1c below 6.5 is the best course. READ MORE
20 mm of water pressure stockings preferably thigh high are the first line symptomatic treatment for Varicose veins of legs. You wear 8 to 12 hours per day. But they definitely help the swelling from extravasation of fluid in legs. READ MORE
Yes, standard treatment of COPD is inhailed steroids and oral steroid when there are exacerbations or end stage. READ MORE
Talk to your doctor and get one of the long acting NSAIDS prescription for your chronic back pains besides getting the work up to check reason for such pain. READ MORE
Most common cause of Type 2 diabetes is overweight or genetics. It is diagnosed usually after age of 40. They are treated with oral medications. Patients diagnosed for diabetes in childhood or teenage are Type 1 and treated with Insulin. READ MORE
Fatty Liver is quite common. Most of the times patients are overweight and have high cholesterol. Alcoholism could be one of the reasons. READ MORE
There are medications such as Levsin available these days. Ask your doctor to prescribe it for you. READ MORE
No, hypothyroidism is not curable but it is treatable by supplementing thyroid hormone. Usually, you have to take the medicine for life. READ MORE
Yes, being server, lifting 50 lbs of weight serving trays may cause pain in arm. Best is to exercise regularly and build muscles plus use both arms to lift. Otherwise you can ask your doctor to give you anti-inflamatory medication. READ MORE
No age is immune to kidney stones though it is not common in children. Work up should be done to check any treatable cause. READ MORE
If it is just a slight swelling without any discharge, it is common skin reaction to piercing. If painful swelling continues especially with discharge, she may need to be treated with antibiotics. READ MORE
You said it yourself, gastritis is the reason for pain. Though you could be having ulcers too. This pain may occur more commonly after consuming hot food with chilli, pickle or even greasy food. There are medications such as PPI and H2 blockers available to treat gastritis. READ MORE
Definitely, being obese makes some people to feel that they are not attractive causing them to be depressed. The patients can get on anti-depression medication while trying to lose weight as well as check any medical reasons for putting on weight. READ MORE
The dialysis is not painful. The access to dialysis for hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis can be painful surgical procedure. READ MORE
There are situations where patients just have asymptomatic microscopic hematuria but only after other causes of blood urine such as stones, infection or malignancy are ruled out. READ MORE
In all likelihood you may have pinched nerve in your lower back as well as in the neck causing these pains. Get diagnostics done with appropriate treatment. READ MORE
Anywhere from 3 to 6 months if all instructions are followed. READ MORE
Hands usually do not swell during exercise ?? READ MORE
Rather than squeezing out your kidneys, better restrict fluids to urinate 3 times a day, one time before going to bed and one time after getting up and never at night. YOU DO NOT NEED TO DRINK 8 GLASSES OF WATER. READ MORE
Yes, you can take all these medications together, they work differently and do not interact with each other. READ MORE
No, osteoporosis does not impact ability to conceive. Osteoporosis in such a young age is not common unless patient had been on steroid medication all along for over 10 to 20 years or with other some rare diseases. In case the diagnosis is confirmed by Bone Density measurements etc, there are few medicines available to take for treatment of osteoporosis. READ MORE
Not really. The cause of concern is if you had been drinking all along in 1st trimester or through out your pregnancy. READ MORE
Brain Hemorrhage if causing any damage to brain due to pressure in closed space, evacuate the blood by making a hole in skull called burr hole. Otherwise it is controlling blood pressure if it was the cause and Rehab. READ MORE
Usually non-specific though you can still check your Ferritin level READ MORE
Due to anatomical reasons, in women, UTI up to 3 times a year is normal. READ MORE
Most common cause is bruised ligament or bruised meniscus. If it is prolonged for more than 2 weeks, it could be a tear in one of them. READ MORE
Hay fever is nothing more than seasonal allergies. So your symptoms depend on the season and how allergic you are. READ MORE
Most common causes are overweight and iron deficiency/anemia. If they check out normal, it probably is due to anxiety. READ MORE
Mostly it is normal phenomena of shaking/shivering during anger and not sign of disease. READ MORE
There is no reason to see a geriatrician. Just enjoy healthy life and go to your primary care doctor every 6 months, if you do not have problems. READ MORE
May need to get diagnostic workup done to check the reason for this stiff neck. Otherwise, you can definitely try physical therapy. READ MORE
There is nothing to fix if it is a minor tear. The muscle regenerates itself. Only bigger tears are repaired. Then it also depends on your insurance how they authorize etc. READ MORE
Smell of urine is not that significant. Urine excretes what you have consumed. If it is too strong and you do not urinate 3 to 4 times a day, you need to drink more water. READ MORE
What else you waiting for??? READ MORE
At times, doctors have to send throat culture or sputum culture to the lab to check which antibiotics are sensitive, especially in cases that have been on and off the antibiotics. Coughing spells can be from smoking too. READ MORE
STOP DRINKING FLUIDS. You need to urinate only 3 to 4 times during the day, one time before going to bed and one time after waking up, never at night. It will resolve your problem. You are just drinking too much fluids. READ MORE
Usually, it takes 2 to 4 weeks after the flu to get back to normal, depending on the age and overall health. READ MORE
Best time to get the flu shot is October and November, every year. It protects you till March of the following year. READ MORE
Some form of asthma can be hereditary. There is nothing to prevent other than staying away from smoking and dust. READ MORE
Fatty Liver is not one of the stages of Liver cirrhosis. Usually, people with high cholesterol or obesity will get fatty liver, even otherwise healthy people can have fatty liver. It is a non-specific finding. READ MORE
Most commonly, this happens with people that take Laxatives frequently in their life (as for 5 to 10 years). It seems you are one of those patients that does not get satisfied unless they have couple of bowel movements. Per medical standards, most of the females move their bowels every other day and that is normal. READ MORE
Most people that do not eat green vegetables get Folic acid and B-12 low. While Folic acid can be consumed in the form of tablet once a day, B-12 is given by intramuscular injections every month. READ MORE
Most women are given estrogen replacement therapy in the form of estrogen tablets (unless contraindicated) to relieve Menopausal symptoms. READ MORE
Sunscreen does not prevent from any absorption other than helping you to avoid harmful effects of UV rays. There may be other reasons to have low vit. D level along with calcium especially if it is too low. READ MORE
When you blow your nose, it increases pressure in your sinuses and that in turn increase pressure in the open space of brain called ventricles which contains cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) thereby giving you headache for few seconds. READ MORE
It has to be co-incidence with some other infection otherwise Flu shot is not live virus to cause any fever. READ MORE
This can be from Ulcers or Gall stones otherwise simple gas pains. READ MORE
It is called Dyspepsia and mostly treated with Purple pill such as Nexium. READ MORE
Per medical standards, once you have scabs on Shingles lesions, patient is not contagious. READ MORE
By medical standards, if the temp is more than 100.3 degree F, it is considered clinically important and due to either infection or some other pathology. Many diseases can have fever as symptom other than just Infection though infection is the most common. If there is no source of infection, then doctor has to find other reasons for fever. In hot weather, body temp can get to 100 degree F. READ MORE
Yes, strep throat means strep infection of throat. When you have infection of tonsils, it is called Tonsillitis. Tonsils are considered part of body defense and it is recommended not to remove tonsils. Strep throat gives you whitish spots in the throat and very painful to swallow. Pus can be from other infections also other than Strep. READ MORE
Most people get a canker sore from sharp tooth hurting the mucosa of tongue or walls of mouth. You may need to get the sharp tooth grind down by dentist plus get medicine to help with sore from your doctor. READ MORE
If it is only pink, eye, most patients are not contagious after using the antibiotics drops for 48 hours. You do not have to change your make up though you have to change your contact lens if you were wearing it. READ MORE
If lymphocyte count is very high, yes it is worrisome and needs further work up while mild elevation is insignificant. READ MORE
Starting up ear infection or ruptured ear drum can give such feeling. Otherwise in healthy individual ear is closed from outside by ear drum and water can not enter through it. Recurrent infections cause small rupture in the drum. READ MORE
Most common cause of headache is High Blood Pressure other wise Anxiety and not sleeping well can also give headache if blood pressure is normal. READ MORE
There are no significant effects on fertility from commonly used first line blood pressure medications including Lisinopril. Some patients complain about loss of libido or erection problem, but there is no scientific basis or research to confirm such side effects. READ MORE
Areas of expertise and specialization
- Member of American College of Physicians
- Member of Florida Association of Physicians from India
- Member of American Association of Physicians from India
- Flushing Hosp Med Ctr, Internal Medicine
Charities and Philanthropic Endeavors
- Health Fair including Free Flu Shots to area residents at Tampa Gurudwara from 2000 to 2011.
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