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Dr. Brian Bezack

Pediatrics - Pulmonology
Commack, NY
19 years experience male

Locations

Brian Bezack, DO, PLLC

Commack, NY

Address

66 Commack Road, Suite 100, Commack, NY
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My office hours

Wednesday: 9:00am - 6:00pm
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Fax

(631) 499-1700

Insurances accepted

Aetna Life Insurance Company

Cigna

Group Health Incorporated (GHI)

Health Net

Oxford Health Plans

United HealthCare Insurance Company

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield

About

Bio

Dr. Bezack was born and raised on Long Island, where he still lives with his wife Jodi and their two young children. He graduated from The Pennsylvania State University with a B.S. in Biobehavioral Health and went on to attend medical school at the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. During his Pediatric residency at Winthrop University Hospital he developed a passion for treating kids with asthma and other lung disorders. After residency, Dr. B completed a fellowship in Pediatric Pulmonology from the St. Louis Children’s Hospital at Washington University Medical Center and is now happily living back on Long Island. Dr. B is an avid sports fan rooting for his beloved Islanders, Giants, Mets, and Knicks. He enjoys spending time with his family, coaching his son's soccer team and attending his daughter's dance recitals.

Specialties
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Pediatrics - Pulmonology

Pediatric Pulmonology

Pediatrics

Doctor Q&A

185 Answers
11 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Bezack
Pediatrics - Pulmonology 19 years experience
Absolutely: The doctor can evaluate your lungs & oxygen saturation to make sure both you & your baby are okay. They can also prescribe treatment if necessary. Nev... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Bezack
Pediatrics - Pulmonology 19 years experience
Possible: A productive cough with fever is suggestive of pneumonia, either viral or bacterial. Depending on how long your symptoms have been occurring, it would... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Bezack
Pediatrics - Pulmonology 19 years experience
Not an overdose: 6-7 puffs of albuterol in 9 hours for your age is not an overdose; however, if you are using your rescue inhaler that much in a day, you should consul... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Bezack
Pediatrics - Pulmonology 19 years experience
Not likely: You probably just slept wrong and strained the muscles in that area. The fan would have nothing to do with that.
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Bezack
Pediatrics - Pulmonology 19 years experience
Yes: Salbutamol is a bronchodilator that is used to relieve spasm in the muscle of the airways. I do not like the syrup because i always find it is better ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Bezack
Pediatrics - Pulmonology 19 years experience
Antibiotics?: A sinus infection in a 3 month old is typically diagnosed after having significant nasal congestion and a cough that persists beyond 14 days, when a t... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Bezack
Pediatrics - Pulmonology 19 years experience
You shouldn't: Both medications are in the same class called non-sedating antihistamines and are effective for 24 hours. They should not be taken at the same time.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Bezack
Pediatrics - Pulmonology 19 years experience
Usually: That dose for that duration should be able to significantly decrease the symptoms of asthma during an attack. However, the dose and duration of treatm... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Bezack
Pediatrics - Pulmonology 19 years experience
Yes: There should be no interaction between zyrtec (cetirizine) and those vitamins when taken at the same time.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Bezack
Pediatrics - Pulmonology 19 years experience
Yes: They are very different medications and have no interactions when used at the same time.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Bezack
Pediatrics - Pulmonology 19 years experience
Yes: You can take zyrtec with orange juice. However, you should avoid taking Allegra (fexofenadine) with orange juice as this may minimally reduce the effi... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Bezack
Pediatrics - Pulmonology 19 years experience
See your doctor: Coughing up blood is not a normal symptom with the common cold. If it is just a small amount, it could just be from the nasal passages or irritation f... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Brian Bezack
Pediatrics - Pulmonology 19 years experience
Yes: Though it is very likely to be a viral illness, you should see a doctor if your chest hurts. They can listen and assess whether or not you need any o... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Bezack
Pediatrics - Pulmonology 19 years experience
Benadryl (diphenhydramine): Both will work, but i find that Benadryl (diphenhydramine) does a better job of taking the edge off the itching. Only problem is the drowsiness it can... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Bezack
Pediatrics - Pulmonology 19 years experience
Depends: The combination of the two medications can cause increased drowsiness. If you have already taken Cetirizine for allergies and need something for break... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Bezack
Pediatrics - Pulmonology 19 years experience
Not advisable : I would not take both at the same time because these medications do the same thing and can have additive effects if used together. They are both antih... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Bezack
Pediatrics - Pulmonology 19 years experience
Speech pathologist: A speech pathologist can help with the proper voice therapy once a diagnosis of vocal nodes is made by an ENT specialist.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Bezack
Pediatrics - Pulmonology 19 years experience
Possibly: Although your symptoms can be a sign of asthma, there are other possible causes that should be evaluated by your doctor. One such entity is vocal cord... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Bezack
Pediatrics - Pulmonology 19 years experience
1/2 teaspoon: The proper dose would be 1/2 tsp (=2.5 ml) once every 24 hours.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Bezack
Pediatrics - Pulmonology 19 years experience
Let them sleep!: Normal sleep for a 2 week old can be somewhere between 15-18 hours a day. Babies will generally start developing more normal sleeping patterns startin... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Bezack
Pediatrics - Pulmonology 19 years experience
Eye drops: There are many different allergy eye drops to choose from. Many are prescription and you will need to consult your physician; however there are a few ... Read More
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Bezack
Pediatrics - Pulmonology 19 years experience
Get rid of cats: I hate to tell patients to get rid of their pets, but if you are allergic to cats and have 3 of them, it may be time to find them another home. On ano... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Bezack
Pediatrics - Pulmonology 19 years experience
No: In fact, inhaling steam can potentially be dangerous because you run the risk of burning your nasal passages.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Bezack
Pediatrics - Pulmonology 19 years experience
Not allergic: This is not an allergy; however, cigarette smoke is an airway irritant. It can trigger coughing and spasm in the airways, especially in patients with ... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Bezack
Pediatrics - Pulmonology 19 years experience
Depends: It depends on how sick he is right now. If he is coughing a lot and wheezing, it's probably best not to go. However, if his oxygen saturation is good ... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Bezack
Pediatrics - Pulmonology 19 years experience
Pulmonologist: I suggest going on your insurance carrier website and searching for a pulmonologist in your area. The other option is to ask friends or family if they... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Bezack
Pediatrics - Pulmonology 19 years experience
Not Always: You are more likely to develop asthma if someone in your family has it, especially your mother or father; however, there are plenty of people with ast... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Bezack
Pediatrics - Pulmonology 19 years experience
Yes: This is very common. Allergies are the primary trigger for this type of asthma. In the spring it's the tree pollen; summer is the grass pollen; fall i... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Bezack
Pediatrics - Pulmonology 19 years experience
Yes: Wheezing is not normal, but wheezing is by definition a noise made on exhaling only. It is caused by turbulence of airflow coming back out of narrow b... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Bezack
Pediatrics - Pulmonology 19 years experience
Get tested: Testing for cystic fibrosis starts with a sweat test. If that is abnormal, genetic testing in the blood is used to confirm the diagnosis by finding th... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Bezack
Pediatrics - Pulmonology 19 years experience
Probably: Asthma is generally considered a lifelong chronic illness with underlying airway inflammation and hyper-responsiveness. When treated appropriately is... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Bezack
Pediatrics - Pulmonology 19 years experience
See a doctor: Coughing up blood is not something to take lightly. It can mean a number of things, but you should seek medical attention right away so they can deter... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Bezack
Pediatrics - Pulmonology 19 years experience
Cover nose/mouth: Cold air is a know trigger for asthma symptoms. The nose is great at humidifying and warming cold air, so you should always try to breath in through ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Bezack
Pediatrics - Pulmonology 19 years experience
No: It is a musculoskeletal condition where there is pain in the chest wall due to inflammation of the cartilage at the end of the ribs where they insert ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Bezack
Pediatrics - Pulmonology 19 years experience
Yes: There are no adverse effects of spraying it on your tongue. The albuterol probably didn't get to your lungs where it needed to go, but you will be fin... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Bezack
Pediatrics - Pulmonology 19 years experience
You can get tested: Walking pneumonia is a term used to describe a condition caused by a bacteria called mycoplasma pneumoniae. The bacteria is best identified through bl... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Bezack
Pediatrics - Pulmonology 19 years experience
Yes: The sweat chloride test is still the gold standard diagnostic test for cystic fibrosis. Even in this day and age of gentic testing, the sweat test sho... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Bezack
Pediatrics - Pulmonology 19 years experience
Short of breath/Pain: The most common symptoms are acute onset of chest pain and shortness of breath. If this were to occur you should seek immediate medical attention and ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Bezack
Pediatrics - Pulmonology 19 years experience
Airways: The bronchial tubes are part of the airway tree in your chest. The windpipe (trachea) divides into 2 main bronchi (left & right). Then, there are mult... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Bezack
Pediatrics - Pulmonology 19 years experience
Steroids: Inflammation of the bronchial tubes is the hallmark of someone with persistent asthma. The best treatment to control the underlying inflammation is us... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Bezack
Pediatrics - Pulmonology 19 years experience
Whistling: Wheezing is a noise that occurs whe airflow moves out of a narrow tube. When wheezing occurs from the lungs, it is generally because the airways are o... Read More
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Bezack
Pediatrics - Pulmonology 19 years experience
Depends: If you are not in any respiratory distress you should try to avoid using a rescue inhaler such as albuterol at least 4 hours prior to the visit so the... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Bezack
Pediatrics - Pulmonology 19 years experience
12-24 hours: If your child has been coughing secondary to an exacerbation of asthma, oral steroids usually begin working about 6 hours after being given. In genera... Read More
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Bezack
Pediatrics - Pulmonology 19 years experience
Vaccinate: The best protection you can provide to your toddler is giving the seasonal influenza vaccine to the child and the rest of the family as well. This is ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Bezack
Pediatrics - Pulmonology 19 years experience
Steroids: The mainstay of asthma therapy for airway inflammation is a daily inhaled corticosteroid. They are the most widely used and effective for this problem... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Bezack
Pediatrics - Pulmonology 19 years experience
Depends on cause: Treatment depends on what is causing the pleurisy. Bacterial infections are treated with antibiotics. Surgery may be needed to drain infected fluid fr... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Bezack
Pediatrics - Pulmonology 19 years experience
Primary or lung dr. : Pleurisy may develop when you have lung inflammation due to infections such as pneumonia or tuberculosis. This inflammation also causes the sharp ches... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Bezack
Pediatrics - Pulmonology 19 years experience
Depends: When giving oxygen therapy to an infant, the lowest level should be given to maintain saturation above 92%. Studies show that giving 50% oxygen for se... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Bezack
Pediatrics - Pulmonology 19 years experience
Yes: There are tests to differentiate an allergy to either the yolk or white of the egg. You can be allergic to one part and not the other.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Bezack
Pediatrics - Pulmonology 19 years experience
Treatment: If you haven't already done so, then you should take your child for evaluation to an eye specialist. By your description it is very possible that ther... Read More

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Jun 30, 2012
I highly recommend dr Bezack as a pediatric pulmonologist.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Bezack is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Bezack is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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I try to have her swallow one with juice but most of the time she just chews them, I don't know how... They're so bitter, she's a weirdo.
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Thanks. My doc said my asthma was mild so she gave me a rescue inhaler but it makes my heart race and I feel faint when I use it
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thank you! I will speak to her doctor about getting an albuterol inhaler!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

New York Institute of Technology New York College of Osteopathic MedicineNYIT
Graduated 2003MD

Residency

WINTHROP-UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL

Awards

Top Pediatric Pulmonologist, Second Place, National - Summer
2013
Top Pediatric Pulmonologist, First Place, New York - Spring
2017

Affiliations

American Academy of Pediatrics
American College of Chest Physicians
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