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Dr. Marc Wager

Pediatrics
new rochelle, NY
41 years experience male

Locations

Office

new rochelle, NY

Address

140 lockwood avenue, new rochelle, NY
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Insurances accepted

Aetna Life Insurance Company

CIGNA Health Care

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield

Group Health Incorporated (GHI)

Health Net

Oxford Health Plans

UnitedHealthcare

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Pediatrics

Doctor Q&A

45 Answers
6 Agrees
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marc Wager
Pediatrics 41 years experience
Birth control pills: You should see an ob-gyn and see if you're a candidate for birth control pills. They may be able to shrink down your cysts, getting your ovaries to f... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Wager
Pediatrics 41 years experience
Ah,medicalingo!: I just love the use of medicalingo and abbreviations! back where i come from, ocp stands for oral contraceptive pills. Do you mean ocd, which stands... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Wager
Pediatrics 41 years experience
Lighting, handrails: You need to make sure that areas where you walk are well lit, wear adequate footware (did you know that more accidents occur in socks as opposed to ba... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Wager
Pediatrics 41 years experience
Of course!: Helmets save lives, on bikers, skaters, roller bladers, hockey players, football players, any sport with a risk of serious head injuury.... Basically ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Wager
Pediatrics 41 years experience
See a doctor!: This could be a middle ear infection or external ear infection (swimmer's ear), both of which need to be examined and treated, but it may be related t... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Wager
Pediatrics 41 years experience
Huh?: I don't know if i understand the question. If you're asking if Concerta will help your milk allergy, the answer is no. If you're asking if you will ... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marc Wager
Pediatrics 41 years experience
See a dermatologist: Dermatologists are the experts on alopecia (hair loss). They can prescribe rogaine (minoxidil) or Propecia (finasteride), which won't cause your hair... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Wager
Pediatrics 41 years experience
NO! : Great question! in this case, more expensive is not necessarily better. Latex is cheap and is the best protection against std's, including hiv. How... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marc Wager
Pediatrics 41 years experience
See your baby's dr: The biggest concern with the baby's lack of spontaneous bowel movements is hirschsprung's disease, which means that part of the large intestine doesn'... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marc Wager
Pediatrics 41 years experience
See your doctor: After 3 days of antibiotics, the child should be getting better. Maybe it's resistant to Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) (maybe time to switc... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Marc Wager
Pediatrics 41 years experience
Simple answer: 24hrs: The common advice and the policy in most schools is 24 hrs without fever. However, the truth is that with some viruses, one can continue to shed viru... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Wager
Pediatrics 41 years experience
Talk to your kid!: The most important thing a parent can do is to communicate with the child: find out what's bothering him/her, see if it's time to talk to their physi... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Wager
Pediatrics 41 years experience
They need to know...: Food allergies can be fatal. Any siblings, caregivers, teachers, or other responsibile contacts need to know the foods that need to be avoided, how t... Read More
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Wager
Pediatrics 41 years experience
Yes: Hydrogen peroxide has been around for ages and one of its popular uses is to soften ear wax. Yes, it's safe, as long as the ear drum isn't perforated... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Wager
Pediatrics 41 years experience
Could be reflux: You should bring your daughter to see her pediatrician. Gerd (gastro-esophageal reflux) can present in many ways, including frequent spitting up/vomi... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marc Wager
Pediatrics 41 years experience
Allergies?: Have you been tested for allergies? Besides dust, other possibilities include dust mites, feathers (in your pillow), mold (in your carpet), etc. You... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marc Wager
Pediatrics 41 years experience
No, but...: Only mammals carry rabies, but you should contact your local health department to find out what other diseases can be transmitted by geese.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marc Wager
Pediatrics 41 years experience
I don't like them!: I don't like your colleagues! my mother always says: "ya gotta look out for number one". Is it worth helping everyone else if you'e going to pay fo... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Marc Wager
Pediatrics 41 years experience
Interesting question: Usually when someone has a middle ear infection, the pain is caused by pus behind the ear drum, causing the ear drum to bulge. Once the ear drum perf... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Wager
Pediatrics 41 years experience
Steroids+moisturizer: The best treatment is steroid cream (hydrocortisone) and moisturizers; you can use over the counter hydrocortisone, but your physician can prescribe a... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Marc Wager
Pediatrics 41 years experience
Good question!: Although you think this is a simple question, it's more controversial than you think. Some pediatric gastroenterologists think burping is a waste of ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Wager
Pediatrics 41 years experience
Yes: .... And that is one of the reasons that children should be vaccinated every year with the flu shot, which this year includes h1n1 (swine flu).
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marc Wager
Pediatrics 41 years experience
See your doctor!: Swollen glands are common and can represent simple harmless viruses, but they may also be a sign of a serious infection, requiring antibiotics, or wor... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Wager
Pediatrics 41 years experience
No, yes: Chlamydia often causes discharge and burning with urination. Men and women often have no symptoms of chlamydia, which is why chlamydia is nearing epid... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Wager
Pediatrics 41 years experience
When she's curious: You want her to learn from someone she knows/trusts, rather than some kid who misinforms her on the bus, right? Who better to teach her than a loving... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marc Wager
Pediatrics 41 years experience
No: Heartburn is one of the tell-tale symptoms of gerd (gastroesophageal reflux disease). I'd start with some dietary changes (smaller more frequent meals... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marc Wager
Pediatrics 41 years experience
Hard to say....: I know you think this is a simple question but it isn't! according to the growth curve, he's about the 95%ile for age, which predicts an adult height... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marc Wager
Pediatrics 41 years experience
See a doctor!: There are several possibilities here: -are you sure it's strep? Were you tested? -you may also have mono (infectious mononucleosis), which usually ... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marc Wager
Pediatrics 41 years experience
Maybe: Nosebleeds can be caused by so many things, ranging from benign things (nose picking, dry air, etc) to chronic conditions (bleeding/clotting problems)... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marc Wager
Pediatrics 41 years experience
GERD : It sounds like gerd (gastro-esophageal reflux disease). This means the sphincter between the esophagus and the stomach doesn't completely close and s... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Wager
Pediatrics 41 years experience
Safest = no meds!: The best and safest and most natural remedy would be to aspirate his nasal passages with a nasal aspirator after putting in a few drops of Normal Sali... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marc Wager
Pediatrics 41 years experience
Yes: Many people complain of dryness (not just nose, but skin too) in the winter because of the heat; a humidifier is very helpful. Your wife probably has... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marc Wager
Pediatrics 41 years experience
Yes: CMV can cause fetal malformations and serious handicaps, including sensorineural hearing loss, however, most fetuses born to mothers infected with CMV... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marc Wager
Pediatrics 41 years experience
Yes/no/maybe: It depends how bad the tear is and which meniscus. Many meniscal tears can be treated with physical therapy alone. I would start by seeing an orthop... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Marc Wager
Pediatrics 41 years experience
No: The pdr says: "oxcarbazepine and its active metabolite (mhd) are excreted in human breast milk... Because of the potential for serious adverse reacti... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Wager
Pediatrics 41 years experience
0 months: Any child can benefit from classes, but before moving and dancing, a baby has to be able to walk. However, there are classes where infants can learn ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Marc Wager
Pediatrics 41 years experience
Yes: She may be sucking on her arms or elsewhere because she "needs" to suck. One easy solution would be to introduce a pacifier, so she won't keep "bruis... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marc Wager
Pediatrics 41 years experience
6 months: Most babies can sit up by 6 months, but there are a few signs that tell us that they're making progress: -tripodding: putting hands out in front to ... Read More
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Wager
Pediatrics 41 years experience
Start with calendar: A good way to start is to keep a menstrual calendar. Besides the good old fashioned paper calendar, there are many cooler apps on phones, which mak... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Wager
Pediatrics 41 years experience
Yes: First sign is that the child needs to be a little uncomfortable in a wet/dirty diaper, so there's some incentive to stay dry. If he/she seems interes... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marc Wager
Pediatrics 41 years experience
Discuss with your dr: Autism may begin to show signs as early as 6 months; it's characterized by: -impaired social interaction (less cuddly, less eye contact, harder to so... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marc Wager
Pediatrics 41 years experience
ADHD medication: Methylphenidate (mph), the 1st prescription medication used for adhd (attention deficit disorder with hyperactivity), came out in the 1950's as ritali... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marc Wager
Pediatrics 41 years experience
Head lice? ringworm?: Itchy scalp can mean many things, including treatable causes, such as head lice (pediculosis capitis) or ringworm (tinea capitis. I would start by br... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Wager
Pediatrics 41 years experience
Speech therapy: I would recommend seeing a speech therapist, preferably one who specializes in stuttering. I would also recommend seeing the movie, "the king's speec... Read More
A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marc Wager
Pediatrics 41 years experience
Need more info...: In order to answer this question, i would need more information, such as: -has he started puberty? -how tall are his parents? -if he's asthmatic, h... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Wager is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Wager is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Aug 10, 2015
Come now
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i get a i get a lot of sneezes and runny nose every morning and somtyms it starts even before gettin outa bed.My nose's becm very sensitive.
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Yes that's exactly why I was asking. Some days I need the effects to last longer. Thanks for your help!
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! Is gerd a life threatening disease?

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, NY
Graduated 1981MD

Awards

Top Pediatrician, First Place, Bronx, NY - Winter
2013
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