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    Anne Fabiny, MD

    TitleAssociate Professor
    SchoolUCSF School of Medicine
    DepartmentMedicine
    Address4150 Clement St
    San Francisco CA 94121
    Phone415-221-4810x25876
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      1. Fabiny A. Ask the doctor. Your advise women to eat 46 grams of protein daily, but I don't know what that translates to in ounces. Harv Womens Health Watch. 2014 Nov; 22(3):2. PMID: 26058102.
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      2. Fabiny A. Ask the doctor. I am 61 and had been on atorvastatin for 10 years with no problems. Recently, I've had disabling muscle pain with both the generic atorvastatin and the brand-name version, Lipitor. My doctor says that I can no longer take statin drugs. Since strokes run in my family, I am concerned. Is there anything else I can do to decrease my risk of stroke? Harv Womens Health Watch. 2014 Nov; 22(3):2. PMID: 26065097.
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      3. Fabiny A. Exercising outdoors in cold weather. Harv Womens Health Watch. 2014 Nov; 22(3):7. PMID: 26065101.
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      4. Fabiny A. Ask the doctor. I recently took antibiotics to treat an oral infection and as a result developed a vaginal yeast infection. Can I treat it myself, and what are the most effective options? Harv Womens Health Watch. 2014 Sep; 21(13):2. PMID: 25344968.
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      5. Fabiny A. Ask the doctor. I have been taking a sleeping pill for about a year, and it has helped me get a good night's sleep. My doctor says he does not think it's a good idea for me to continue taking it. I'm worried that if I go off the drug, I won't sleep well. Should I stop? Harv Womens Health Watch. 2014 Sep; 21(13):2. PMID: 25350992.
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      6. Fabiny A. How to avoid overload and burnout. Harv Womens Health Watch. 2014 Aug; 21(12):7. PMID: 25306584.
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      7. Fabiny A. Ask the doctor. My doctor suggested I take a long-acting opioid like oxycodone to manage my pain. but I have heard so much frightening news about opioids recently that I am anxious about trying it. Are opioids a safe option for chronic pain? Harv Womens Health Watch. 2014 Aug; 21(12):2. PMID: 25322479.
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      8. Fabiny A. Ask the doctor. My doctor recently added a couple of medications to my regimen. I am now taking enough pills every day that I need a system to keep them organized so I don't make mistakes. What do you recommend? Harv Womens Health Watch. 2014 Aug; 21(12):2. PMID: 25322478.
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      9. Fabiny A. Ask the doctor. I have been having frequent foot and calf cramps at night that are quite painful. They come on when I first get into bed. What causes them? Can I do anything to prevent them? Harv Womens Health Watch. 2014 Jul; 21(11):2. PMID: 25219010.
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      10. Fabiny A. Ask the doctor. All winter my mother complained about feeling cold, even though the heat was turned up and she was wearing plenty of warm clothing. Now that summer is here she is still complaining of feeling cold. Her doctor did lab work and everything was normal. Why is she always so cold? Harv Womens Health Watch. 2014 Jul; 21(11):2. PMID: 25219011.
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      11. Fabiny A. What's for dinner? Why it can be hard to cook at home, and a few suggestions for easier mealtimes. Harv Womens Health Watch. 2014 Jun; 21(10):7. PMID: 25178136.
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      12. Fabiny A. Ask the doctor. I am in my early 80s, and my doctor has not yet told me when I can stop getting mammograms, colonoscopes, and Pap tests. I'm due for my annual visit soon. Are there any guidelines for when women can stop getting these tests? Harv Womens Health Watch. 2014 Jun; 21(10):2. PMID: 25178131.
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      13. Fabiny A. Ask the doctor. Do you have any suggestions for a 79-year-old woman who has quite a bit of pain in her back? I have spinal stenosis and curvature of the spine. Harv Womens Health Watch. 2014 Jun; 21(10):2. PMID: 25178130.
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      14. Fabiny A. Ask the doctor. Now that I am postmenopausal, I have been getting bladder infections more frequently. Why is that, and is there anything I can do to prevent them? Harv Womens Health Watch. 2014 May; 21(9):2. PMID: 25158331.
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      15. Fabiny A. Ask the doctor. I have been feeling sad and without much interest in my social life for the past few weeks. My doctor diagnosed me with mild depression. She asked that I come back in a month for follow-up. Isn't there something else I should do to feel better? Harv Womens Health Watch. 2014 May; 21(9):2. PMID: 25158332.
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      16. Fabiny A. Taking the first steps for planning end-of-life conversations. Harv Womens Health Watch. 2014 May; 21(9):5. PMID: 25163097.
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      17. Fabiny A. Ask the doctor. I am a 68-year-old overweight woman with COPD who has recently started exercising regularly. I have been riding stationary bike for about 10 minutes, six days a week, and I just can't seem to go longer without getting short of breath. My doctor suggested that I stop using the bike and start weight training. How will that help me get in shape and lose weight? Harv Womens Health Watch. 2014 Apr; 21(8):2. PMID: 25097939.
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      18. Fabiny A. Ask the doctor. I've had osteoporosis for several years, and I've been taking alendronate (Fosamax) once a week. I wasn't very good at remembering to take it regularly, so my doctor recently recommended that I start on once-a-year infusions of zoledronic acid (Reclast). Will it work as well to prevent me from breaking a bone? Harv Womens Health Watch. 2014 Apr; 21(8):2. PMID: 25097938.
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      19. Fabiny A. Ask the doctor. I have just stopped taking a statin drug because it was causing muscle pain. To control my cholesterol I'm now taking ground flaxseed and a daily red yeast rice pill. Are these supplements effective for lowering cholesterol? Harv Womens Health Watch. 2014 Mar; 21(7):2. PMID: 24941469.
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      20. Fabiny A. Ask the doctor. I am postmenopausal, and I've noticed that my belly isn't as flat as it once was, even though my weight hasn't changed much in the past 15 years and I am healthy. Is this change in shape something I am just going to have to get accustomed to, or can I do something about it? Harv Womens Health Watch. 2014 Mar; 21(7):2. PMID: 24941468.
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      21. Fabiny A. Ask the doctor. Every once in a while I get bloating and gas. It's uncomfortable and embarrassing. What can I do to get rid of it? Harv Womens Health Watch. 2014 Feb; 21(6):2. PMID: 24809131.
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      22. Fabiny A. Ask the doctor. My 83-year-old mother told me recently that she fell in her bedroom. She said she feels fine, and she's refusing to see her doctor about it. Should I insist that she go? Harv Womens Health Watch. 2014 Feb; 21(6):2. PMID: 24809130.
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      23. Fabiny A. Doctor's note. Goal setting and your health. Harv Womens Health Watch. 2014 Jan; 21(5):2. PMID: 27024867.
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      24. Fabiny A. Ask the doctor. Is there any medication or over-the-counter supplement or vitamin I can take to prevent dementia? Harv Womens Health Watch. 2013 Dec; 21(4):2. PMID: 27024846.
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      25. Fabiny A. Ask the doctor. My husband is always warm, and I'm always cold, no matter what the time of year. Are women just naturally colder than men, or could there be something wrong with me? Harv Womens Health Watch. 2013 Dec; 21(4):2. PMID: 27024845.
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      26. Fabiny A. Ask the doctor. I have osteoporosis, and my doctor has recommended that I take a bisphosphonate drug. Is there anything else I can do to protect my bones and keep them strong? Harv Womens Health Watch. 2013 Nov; 21(3):2. PMID: 27024794.
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      27. Fabiny A. Ask the doctor. My toenails are thick and discolored. They're so unsightly that I'm too embarrassed to wear sandals when I go on vacation. What can I do about them? Harv Womens Health Watch. 2013 Nov; 21(3):2. PMID: 27024795.
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      28. Fabiny A. Ask the doctor. Every time I get a urinary tract infection, my doctor prescribes antibiotics. Is there any other way to treat my infections? Harv Womens Health Watch. 2013 Oct; 21(2):2. PMID: 24432452.
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      29. Fabiny A. Ask the doctor. I've been feeling consistently down since my husband passed away last year. What are my treatment options? Harv Womens Health Watch. 2013 Oct; 21(2):2. PMID: 24432453.
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      30. Williams BC, Warshaw G, Fabiny AR, Lundebjerg Mpa N, Medina-Walpole A, Sauvigne K, Schwartzberg JG, Leipzig RM. Medicine in the 21st century: recommended essential geriatrics competencies for internal medicine and family medicine residents. J Grad Med Educ. 2010 Sep; 2(3):373-83. PMID: 21976086; PMCID: PMC2951777.
      31. O'Sullivan P, Chao S, Russell M, Levine S, Fabiny A. Development and implementation of an objective structured clinical examination to provide formative feedback on communication and interpersonal skills in geriatric training. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2008 Sep; 56(9):1730-5. PMID: 18721223.
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      32. Famakinwa A, Fabiny A. Assessing and managing caregiver stress: development of a teaching tool for medical residents. Gerontol Geriatr Educ. 2008; 29(1):52-65. PMID: 19042227.
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      33. Simon SR, Fabiny AR, Kotch J. Geriatrics training in general internal medicine fellowship programs: current practice, barriers, and strategies for improvement. Ann Intern Med. 2003 Oct 7; 139(7):621-7. PMID: 14530246.
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      34. Fabiny AR, Kiel DP. Assessing and treating weight loss in nursing home patients. Clin Geriatr Med. 1997 Nov; 13(4):737-51. PMID: 9354752.
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