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Dr. Scott J. Wolfson

Pediatrics
Old Bethpage, NY
23 years experience male

Locations

Central Long Island Pediatrics

Old Bethpage, NY

Address

700 Old Bethpage Road, Old Bethpage, NY
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My office hours

Wednesday: 8:00am - 7:00pm
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Fax

(516) 293-8218

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Specialties
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Pediatrics

Adolescent Medicine

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310 Answers
21 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott J. Wolfson
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Yes!: The newborn screening is universal for all babies to test for various disorders that may be present at birth. Most of the problems screened for can be... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott J. Wolfson
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Relax: Your body is going through some major vascular changes during pregnancy including new vessels and greater flow. This can sometimes translate into the ... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott J. Wolfson
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Needs evaluation: It is not normal to have a seizure. If your baby is having abnormal movements or seizing with or without fever, he/she should be promptly evaluated by... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott J. Wolfson
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Not a problem: Staying with grandparents and allowing for your baby to have new experiences will only benefit his/her social and emotional growth. The separation may... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott J. Wolfson
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Need a consult: I would recommend consulting a vascular surgeon as well as a plastic surgeon to see what kinds of options are available to you after your pregnancy..
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott J. Wolfson
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Check: Check the source of your choice of fish oil product. I recommend incorporating wild fish into diets.
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott J. Wolfson
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Very possible: If your baby's feeding and discomfort has improved and the bowel movements have not become excessive, this may be a bit of bowel adjustment to the new... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott J. Wolfson
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Could be rosacea: If they are not going away and look like pimples this could be rosacea, a chronic skin condition that appears like red spots or bumps. You could also ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott J. Wolfson
Pediatrics 23 years experience
It depends: Depending on the illness you are asking about, many babies will be born disease free even if the mother is currently infected. Breastfeeding can also ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott J. Wolfson
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Work as a family: Commit your home to becoming a healthy food and exercise home for all that live in it. This should not feel like punishment, it should be a decision t... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott J. Wolfson
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Anything that hurts: If your child is ok in most situations there is little holding him/her back from anything. Cigarette smoke is always best to avoid regardless of ear d... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott J. Wolfson
Pediatrics 23 years experience
It's about strains: The flu vaccine is likely to have protective benefits everywhere. Even if strains are different in different world regions, there should be enough cro... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott J. Wolfson
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Yes: Irritation to the neck and scalp muscles can give you headaches and dizziness. If your neck pain resolves after heavy muscle use but your other sympto... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott J. Wolfson
Pediatrics 23 years experience
If OK, let fever go: If your child has a fever, but is otherwise well, drinking fluids, eating some, and generally comfortable, let the fever do its job in helping the bod... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott J. Wolfson
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Heat exhaustion: Headaches are common after workouts in intense heat due to rapid loss of body fluids. Have snacks and plenty of water available. An electrolyte drink ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott J. Wolfson
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Not growing: 5 years after your first period you should be fully grown so a growth spurt is not likely. If you have an increasing appetite it is probably from othe... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott J. Wolfson
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Likely normal: In the earliest phase of puberty, when the hormones begin the process, there is usually breast changes. This is often represented by a lump under the ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott J. Wolfson
Pediatrics 23 years experience
It happens: When there is bleeding from the vagina during intercourse it is usually the result of trauma or menstruation at that particular time.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott J. Wolfson
Pediatrics 23 years experience
It may: For some people too many eggs can create loose stools and excess gas.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott J. Wolfson
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Yes it can: Any GI irritation can cause loose stools.
A member asked:
Dr. Scott J. Wolfson
Pediatrics 23 years experience
May be normal: This could be an abnormal heart rhythm or a symptom associated with nervousness or anxiety. Does it occur more often at rest? Please see your doctor f... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott J. Wolfson
Pediatrics 23 years experience
List your intake: You may be eating a combination of foods and/or drinks and other items that are bloating your belly. Make a list of all the items you ingest and see i... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott J. Wolfson
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Should be OK: You should have natural immunity at this point but if you want to be sure have your doctor test your varicella antibody titre to see if you have prote... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott J. Wolfson
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Water: Drink plenty of water with your healthy diet and moisturize your skin frequently.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott J. Wolfson
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Happy is key: Anything that makes her feel good is the way to go. If she likes a bath, start one. Something warm to drink or cool on her head or body may do the tri... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Scott J. Wolfson
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Pain: If you have an injury to any of your limbs and the pain is not improving over a few to several days, or getting worse, you should have your doctor exa... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott J. Wolfson
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Likely cyst: If it has been there for years and has not changed in size it is likely to be a growth/cyst. I would have a dermatologic surgeon/plastic surgeon take ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott J. Wolfson
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Possible fibroids: This sensation may be fibroids giving you a pulsing or vibrating sensation. Some women have experienced this kind of feeling with an associated consti... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott J. Wolfson
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Depends on weight: If a throat culture was performed and the baby has strep, Amoxicillin can treat it. The dosage would be calculated based on the baby's weight.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott J. Wolfson
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Stomatitis: Sounds like you may have herpes stomatitis, often resulting in painful swollen gums and inflammation under jaw where your lymph nodes ("glands") may b... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott J. Wolfson
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Not usual: This should be evaluated by your gynecologist. This could be infection, old blood, or in rare circumstances stool from a connection to the intestine.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott J. Wolfson
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Blood supply: When the end points on our bodies, including our hands and fingers, get cold, our circulation efficiently sends blood supply to the center (more impor... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott J. Wolfson
Pediatrics 23 years experience
To: To decrease the risk of injury, do not make it a contest to see how much weight you can lift at once.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott J. Wolfson
Pediatrics 23 years experience
May have no change: When you have an infection, virus or other, the family of white blood cells that is fighting the most will be elevated. For example, in common viruses... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott J. Wolfson
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Mono is no fun: Sometimes mono drags on for months to more than a year. Hopefully her situation will improve with even more time. I would still suggest she follows cl... Read More
A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott J. Wolfson
Pediatrics 23 years experience
It is usually enough: Hand washing is an amazing thing. When done properly, with soap of course, you can prevent the most common communicable diseases. With proper hand car... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott J. Wolfson
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Eat and move: By just making good healthy dietary decisions, cutting out excess sugars for example, and getting your body moving you will firm up and feel good. Bre... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott J. Wolfson
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Try a steroid: I can't tell you what it is without really seeing it and getting to understand your over feet hygeine, ie. Sock changes, shoes worn or not worn, but i... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Scott J. Wolfson
Pediatrics 23 years experience
No: If you want to breastfeed, don't stop breastfeeding. It is the best nourishment for a baby and also the cheapest! pick an age when you would like to s... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Scott J. Wolfson
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Hygeine/moisturize: Keep yourself clean and add your breastmilk or a lanolin ointment topically to your nipples to keep them in good condition.
A member asked:
Dr. Scott J. Wolfson
Pediatrics 23 years experience
None needed: If your baby is breastfeeding exclusively you do not need to give any formula at all.
A member asked:
Dr. Scott J. Wolfson
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Immediately: Your baby can see right away. They can make out some facial features at close range from birth. Sight continues to improve and sharpen about every 2 w... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Scott J. Wolfson
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Yes: Enjoy it! (along with a complete healthy well-balanced diet of course!).
A member asked:
Dr. Scott J. Wolfson
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Distracted: Occasionally your baby may not be hungry and just wants to pacify so staying on the breast is not as important. She may then pull away at any distract... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Scott J. Wolfson
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Use her window: Often with close observation you will find your baby's cues that she is sleepy and in need of a nap. For some its rubbing the eyes, for others its cra... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Scott J. Wolfson
Pediatrics 23 years experience
You can do it!: It can be really difficult. This is why there are so many books on the subject. Oh, the frustration for all us parents. Different babies require diffe... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Scott J. Wolfson
Pediatrics 23 years experience
No: The current recommendations are for no television watching before the age of 2 years old. This sometimes becomes inevitable when there are multiple ch... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Scott J. Wolfson
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Normal early on: It is quite normal for a newborn's eyes to wander. If the eyes do not move well together by about 6-8 weeks of life she needs to be evaluated.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott J. Wolfson
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Double trouble: You can do it. Deep breathing and patience. Double the work and double the rewards. Timing and time management seems to be the key as I am told by my ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Scott J. Wolfson
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Take your time: Do not rush the situation. Relax. Take a deep breath. First get in a comfortable position and hold your baby without feeling like you are in a struggl... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Wolfson is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Wolfson is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thank you! I'm in the health care field & have steri strips on but was just checking since I had 24 hrs for sutures. Thank you!
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! Thank you, I'm was planning on calling tomorrow for an appointment... I just want him better already...
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! Thank you for letting me know to not give my son something that would hurt him.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Tel Aviv University, Sackler School of Medicine, Israel
Graduated 1999MD

Residency

JACOBI MEDICAL CENTER
Completed 2002

Awards

Top Pediatrician, Second Place, New York - Winter
2013
Top Pediatrician, First Place, New York - Spring
2014
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