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Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky

Pediatrics
brooklyn, NY
36 years experience male

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Belilovsky Pediatrics

brooklyn, NY

Address

523 Ocean View Ave, brooklyn, NY
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My office hours

Tuesday: 9:00am - 7:00pm
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UnitedHealthcare

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Group Health Incorporated (GHI)

Belilovsky Pediatrics

Staten Island, NY

About

Bio

In addition to his 365-day-a-year pediatric practice, Dr Belilovsky is consulted by media on pediatric questions; links to his interviews are here: http://loldoc.livejournal.com/ He is also a speculative fiction writer and an Active member of SFWA, and his blog is here: http://loldoc.net .

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Pediatrics

Languages spoken

Russian

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Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Usually...: The first use of Acetaminophen is usually to treat or decrease fever, crying or swelling after a vaccine shot, which usually happens after 6 weeks of ... Read More
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Pediatrics 36 years experience
We really...: We really should not endorse one brand over another. "hard" carriers are better than slings, of course, and for the bigger, heavier babies, many pare... Read More
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Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Usually normal...: ...Unless it persists longer than about 2 months (from birth), or if the breast is red and swollen and tender.
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Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Looks exactly like..: Looks exactly like a layer of milk on the baby's mouth and tongue, except it does not come off with gentle rubbing. And it does not count if it is on... Read More
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Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Pediatrics 36 years experience
"Manage" is a good..: "manage" is a good word for what you do with a runny nose. "stop" would be a good word for what you do with a runny nose, if it were possible to stop... Read More
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Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Keep them in shade.: Clothes, hats, and high SPF sunblocks are great, but children have a way of shedding all of them all over the place. Please remember that clouds do n... Read More
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Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Yes: Smell and voice, almost immediately; visual can take up to 2 months.
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Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Chorioamnionitis...: ...Is a bacterial infection of the "water" in which the baby is immersed during gestation. Because this "water" goes all through the lungs and the GI... Read More
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Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Immunize family...: ...Members and caregivers in contact with the baby, and avoid unnecessary contacts. Also, of course, handwashing and proper hygiene, and breastfeedin... Read More
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Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Pediatrics 36 years experience
No: Completely normal. At some point he will need to be told not to do it in public, but before that, reacting to this behavior any differently than to a... Read More
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Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Does not...: ...Matter; it's the 24-hour total that's important, and that's about 3 oz per pound body weight per 24 hours. An 8-pound baby would then need about 2... Read More
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Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Pediatrics 36 years experience
100.5 F or 37.9 C: Measured rectally, which is the most correct way to take temperature under 2 months or so.
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Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Except for rare meds: ...That are highly hazardous for whatever reason, flushing the pills and liquids down the toilet and then disposing of the empties normally seems best... Read More
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Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Yes: Colic is more common with formula than with breast milk. If you feed breast milk via the bottle, this is less of a problem, but babies do tend to get... Read More
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Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Not unless...: ...They are particularly stinky, in which case there are special cans that seal after every "deposit".
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Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Yes: Breastfeeding will make you a happier mom. Happy people are less likely to either overeat, or be overcritical of their own appearance. Either way, y... Read More
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Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Pediatrics 36 years experience
No: But they are more likely to gain more weight, and more likely to be overweight when they grow up.
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Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Yes: The real question is, will you always be comfortable naked in front of your children, and if not, at what age would you want to stop? It's a very ind... Read More
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Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Pediatrics 36 years experience
No: All formulas have standardized nutritional value (calories, protein, salt, vitamins), derived from studies of breast milk. The one case i remember of... Read More
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Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Pediatrics 36 years experience
By the time the...: ...Rash comes out, the child with measles will have had several days of high fever, headaches, sore throat, severe cough, eye pain and redness, possib... Read More
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Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Bandaid!: The only real way to get an infection from an immunization is to get dirt into the puncture. The fevers they sometimes get after immunizations are no... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Pediatrics 36 years experience
For a small baby...: ...That means good eye contact and mirroring your expressions and moods. For an ambulatory child, "secure attachment" means [s]he is not distressed t... Read More
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Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Pediatrics 36 years experience
For a healthy baby..: ...Without an additional risk factor (such as prematurity or family history of sids), sleeping on her back in a clean, smoke-free, well-ventilated roo... Read More
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Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Cooing...: ...Is easier than babbling. Consonants require more complicated lip and tongue and breath coordination.
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Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Pediatrics 36 years experience
6 months and after..: ...Completing all the recommended immunizations. Also check the CDC travel advisories for the area where you are going to see if any unusual hazards ... Read More
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Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Yes: After 2 months, and after at least one round of immunizations, it's acceptable, but after 6 months and 3 rounds of vaccines would be better.
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Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Yes: Yes, but the comfort they provide may be worth it -- as an old mentor of mine once said, "an orthodontist is cheaper than a psychiatrist.".
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Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Pediatrics 36 years experience
6 months: 6 months with help, 9 months without help, most of the time.
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Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Not enough water in,: Too much out, or both. Can happen with diarrhea, vomiting, diabetes, overheating, overexertion, fever, or just plain not drinking enough.
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Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Pediatrics 36 years experience
The only time...: ...I would worry about that is if the baby fails to gain weight properly on the bottle. Also, it is very hard to know exactly how much the baby is ge... Read More
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Pediatrics 36 years experience
In most states...: ...The early intervention program can perform a very thorough evaluation of your child's development. Discuss this with your pediatrician if you are ... Read More
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Pediatrics 36 years experience
Yes: As long as it's breast milk in the bottle, the baby will get all the nutritional benefits of nursing. Probiotic bacteria will probably also be transfe... Read More
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Pediatrics 36 years experience
They are...: ...Beneficial at all ages, but i think after 6 months, in immunized children, the benefits of social interaction begin to outweigh the risks of infect... Read More
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Pediatrics 36 years experience
The baby...: ...Has already scheduled her own naps. How to read her schedule? She'll let you know by becoming sleepy, cranky, unhappy, and while she may not refu... Read More
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Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Ammonia & chlorine..: ...Based products are the most irritating, and can cause respiratory, eye, or skin irritation.
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Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Yes: At some point, she'll need peace and quiet so she can sleep. She may not tell you that by pushing you away or getting sleepy in front of you, but you... Read More
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Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Hep B vaccine was...: ...Originally tested in countries where most people were infected at birth, then went on to infect their own children at their birth, and died young o... Read More
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Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Pediatrics 36 years experience
3 years: Wait at least 3, preferably more, years, as they can be a choking/aspiration/foreign body in nose hazard.
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Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Pediatrics 36 years experience
For most people...: ...The question is moot -- they either stop lactating, or start a medication that is incompatible with breast feeding, and go straight to formula. Ab... Read More
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Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Alternate duties...: ...With a partner or family member. Maybe even pump breast milk ahead of time and have someone else do some of the actual feedings.
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Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Nanny only has your: ...Children to take care of, while day care has those from other families. Whatever infection older children bring to their homes, younger siblings c... Read More
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Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Yes: But, since they teethe almost continuously throughout their infancy, you probably should not assume that any new sleep problem is automatically due to... Read More
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Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Pediatrics 36 years experience
NEVER!: ..Is pretty much the only indication left for giving children aspirin. For all others, the possibility of a life-threatening reaction to Aspirin is t... Read More
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Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Depends...: ...On how long, how steep and how protected the slide is, and what the child is sliding into.
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Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Yes: If you are still lactating from a previous pregnancy, certainly. It just happens to be unusual, in the western culture, to adopt a child right after ... Read More
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Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Pediatrics 36 years experience
It takes them...: ...Several months to figure out what they are seeing, and several more to figure out that both eyes are looking at the same thing; once that happens, ... Read More
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Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Pediatrics 36 years experience
After...: ...2 months of age, and after the first round of vaccines has been done. I don't recommend a child be in public before that.
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Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Delaying or...: ...Deferring vaccines from their recommended scheduled times, or separating vaccines that are usually given separately, makes a modified schedule. The... Read More
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Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Pediatrics 36 years experience
No: Juice is the useless part of fruit. If it's homemade juice, you'd be better off dumping the juice and giving the baby pulp, that's where all the good... Read More
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Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Pediatrics 36 years experience
With chickenpox...: ...Fever and a "bubbly" rash are usually the only signs. In most people, scarring of the skin where the bubbles popped is the only long-term effect; ... Read More
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Testimonials
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1.6K
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Mar 24, 2014
Dr Belilovsky's posts are always thought provoking. One can truly see the commitment and passion to medicine. Keep the great answers coming.
Nov 7, 2014
He is knowldegeable about Bow legs, Postpartum depression, Child Health. He is an asset to the health care community on health tap
Mar 19, 2015
Hi Doc: Great virtual practice!! Louis Gallia MD, DMD, FACS
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I have had asthma since childhood. I thought my asthma was waking me at night, but I recently got a sleep apnea diagnosis. It "felt" like asthma. If reflux meds don't help, you might just ask your doc...Read More
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Thank you. My 3 year old was born small. She had RSV as a baby and now has had lung problems which they thought was pneumonia twice in two months. Breathing treatments seen to help.
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This was very helpful. Thanks! So you think the solution is to send a 13 year old girl to FAT CAMP you might as well just tell her "your fat and its gross so you have to lose 1000k

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Connecticut School of Medicine, CT
Graduated 1986MD

Medical/Graduate school

University of Connecticut School of Medicine, CT
Graduated 1986MD

Residency

NASSAU UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER
Completed 1989

Awards

Listed in America's Top Pediatricians
Recipient of Americhoice Quality of Care Award
Clinical Instructor in Pediatrics

Affiliations

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