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Dr. Peter Kurzweil

Internal Medicine
Glen Cove, NY
51 years experience male

Locations

P J Kurzweil, MD, FACP, PC

Glen Cove, NY

Address

235 Forest Avenue, Glen Cove, NY
Directions

My office hours

Tuesday: 2:00pm - 5:00pm
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Fax

5166716372

Insurances accepted

Aetna

UnitedHealthcare

About

Bio

I've worked as a certified internal medicine physician in multiple settings since certification in 1974, and in private community-based internal and geriatric medicine in Glen Cove, Long Island, NY since 1980 (yes, that makes me an experienced, but nearly extinct doc). While maintaining this part-time insurance-based practice, I'll be devoting the remainder of my professional life to develop a new species of ambulatory primary care delivery system, distinct from traditional insurance plans or hospital systems. Through partnering with other groups and organizations of like-mind, this future model will bring true privatization for primary care in the form of multiple small businesses studded about the country, whose staff that will practice as a team. There will be a negotiated 'contract' of care between each patient and the team. Obviously, a new form funding and financial organizing needs to be developed, but should include non-profit organizations, wealthy individuals and companies, grants at all levels of government, medical universities and health care foundations, private investment venture groups. This primary care team will partner with all other aspects of the health care pie, but financially it will stand on its own. Each person cared for within the system will have high quality, very private care (concierge for the masses), and the only goals for the staff will be based on good outcomes and patient satisfaction. The driving economic force will be preventing hospitalizations and long-term nursing home care, maintaining health through preventive and lifestyle approaches, avoiding expensive and unnecessary testing. Those that understand the dynamics and incentives of health insurance companies, pharmaceutical companies, hospitals will know that what I'm proposing here is nothing less than a complete 'changing of the gods'; and--if successful--may even halt and reverse the downhill spiral of a falling empire.

Specialties
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Internal Medicine

Cardiology

Gastroenterology

Geriatrics

Rheumatology

Licenses

United States: New York

Languages spoken

German

Doctor Q&A

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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Internal Medicine 51 years experience
1st is it indigestio: The most important question, particularly for a 57 year old, is what is causing chest or back or arm pain while you are working out. As u may guess, I... Read More
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A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Internal Medicine 51 years experience
Inner sphincter: The term 'overactive bladder' is used to describe dis synergy of the bladder muscle -not contracting in coordinated fashion; this leads to loss of reg... Read More
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A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Internal Medicine 51 years experience
Not true, but...: If there is any reason to believe you have a congenital brain aneurysm, or if you have a true headache problem, see a neurologist after a regular chec... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Internal Medicine 51 years experience
Probably it is: Different colored stools can often reflect what we eat, especially if in large quantities; cranberries can cause maroon color, which can mimic lower ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Internal Medicine 51 years experience
Brooklyn????: I'm not sure why part of the medically historical hints here involves being in brooklyn! i suppose you mean that your urine has a foul odor, aside fr... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Internal Medicine 51 years experience
Two issues. : Acid reflux disorders are one problem, generally described as GERD. An increase in ALT/AST is a separate issue. The level of these elevations is key. ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Internal Medicine 51 years experience
A graft of tissue...: Allograft, when used medically, generally refers to transplants. One takes a tissue (heart, kidney, skin, liver, lung etc) from one person (same spec... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Internal Medicine 51 years experience
Anticoagulant...: Plavix (clopidogrel) is a chemical that inhibits part of the cascade of clotting by its activity on platelets like aspirin). It is used after a heart ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Internal Medicine 51 years experience
Mostly the white : The whites of eggs are all protein, and so perfectly healthy. The yolk is made of cholesterol and other protein. Generally this cholesterol does not ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Internal Medicine 51 years experience
A blood blister.: A small amount of blood bled into the outer layer of the tongue causing a blister. As long as their is no pain nor pus, it will resolve within a few ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Internal Medicine 51 years experience
Must find out cause.: Any 'extreme' abdominal pain needs to be explained. When associated with a high wbc, then it may mean an infection, or some form of leukemia or lympho... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Internal Medicine 51 years experience
Not really: gabapentin is generally used for neuropathic pain, such as diabetic neuropathic pain. It is not likely to be effective as a muscle relaxant since it i... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Internal Medicine 51 years experience
Problem with this ?: Men don't have periods--you asked 'end of his period. A woman ovulates about the middle of her cycle. So if her period is once per month, then two w... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Internal Medicine 51 years experience
May be normal: Several questions would help answer your question. Are your periods often irregular and do number of days bleeding vary? Have you ever had brownish di... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Internal Medicine 51 years experience
Yes.: no one aside from your treating physician or people you give permission to, should have access to your records. this would be a violation of your priv... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Internal Medicine 51 years experience
Not necessarily: I presume u have a DX of hpv (human papillovirus) which, unfortunately, occurs commonly soon after onset sexual activity in women. There's a higher ri... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Internal Medicine 51 years experience
Start with PCP: A more specific diagnosis should be considered before you go to a physical therapist. You'll like need a referral anyway from you pcp, so see the doc... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Internal Medicine 51 years experience
Quite possible: Sx such as urinary frequency or discomfort with urination may not represent an actual infection. A UTI generally means an infection in the urinary bla... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Internal Medicine 51 years experience
Sleep disorder....: A number of problems could be going on. A night terror or bad dream could bring on acute anxiety, and then feeling of breathlessness. Sleep apnea -ab... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Internal Medicine 51 years experience
Loss of H2O content: Within the skin of the scrotum and penis, which relates to the specific gravity of water and skin contents and the transfer of sodium and other electr... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Internal Medicine 51 years experience
Mouth to stomach: Mouth: oral cavity is laden with bacteria, gums, ideep crypts of tongue and tonsils (mostly lymph tissue). Human bite is the dirtiest bite in animal ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Internal Medicine 51 years experience
Pot affects the mind: Marijuana's main psychoactive drug is thc.In most it acts to stimulate or inhibit several different areas of the brain, receptors; typically leads to ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Internal Medicine 51 years experience
No...: All experience signs of anxiety--that's part of living. Abnormal degrees interfere with what we do, paralyze activities. Anxiety be part of generalize... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Internal Medicine 51 years experience
Dream-Y, remember-N: While unconscious, your brainwave activity continues, and the unconscious remains active. It is not the same as a stage 4 rem sleep, where during the ... Read More
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A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Internal Medicine 51 years experience
Not that I know of..: Cartilage is that hard gelatinous material that makes up lining of joints, ends of ribs, always part of some bony structure. Good bone health would eq... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Internal Medicine 51 years experience
Yes, and yes: Birth control pills are the surest way of not becoming pregnant, if taken exactly as prescribed. The more calories you eat, the more weight you will p... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Internal Medicine 51 years experience
Abdominal mm pain...: If it is not severe, it comes and goes, is not associated with other symptoms such as fever, chills diarrhea, constipation etc, then i suspect it is n... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Internal Medicine 51 years experience
Not typically: Causes of hypokalemia (low potassium) include use of diuretics (water pills), diarrheal illness, excessive sweating, excess use of laxatives, vomiting... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Internal Medicine 51 years experience
Control bleeding: The Epinephrine was injected to control the bleeding that may result from the endometrial biopsy. Epinephrine (or adrenaline) when absorbed into the b... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Internal Medicine 51 years experience
Sounds muscular: Your description sounds like a strain of a muscle that travels from your pelvic bone to your knee, and whose action is involved with raising your leg.... Read More
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Internal Medicine 51 years experience
Stool exam: White 'granules' most likely represent a parasitic organism called pinworm, most common in children. It could occur in adults, and can be spread by be... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Internal Medicine 51 years experience
More treatment: I will presume you have either an acute cervical (neck) muscle strain or impingement of a nerve emanating from you neck spine. the med your taking is... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Internal Medicine 51 years experience
Yes: Just to be specific on the use of acetaminophen--APAP (Tylenol is the brand), if renal function is normal, do not exceed 2000 mg of APAP daily. That ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Internal Medicine 51 years experience
Must get checked!: By age 2 years, the child has ability to hold back on passing stool. Regardless of whether this is conscious 'holding on' or a physical problem, this... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Internal Medicine 51 years experience
Proctologist: Hypertrophic anal papillae can be a significant problem with very bothersome symptoms. Sometimes there is an underlying ana fissure (cut) involved. ... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Internal Medicine 51 years experience
Pilonidal cyst: that would be the likeliest diagnosis and may be hard to see. get careful examination by a rectal expert (colorectal surgeon probably best).
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Internal Medicine 51 years experience
Too early to know. : There are a large variety of sensations that are experienced that amount to nothing, especially if gone within a few days. So length of time of the s... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Internal Medicine 51 years experience
Crohn's: Findings are classic for granulomatous colitis or Crohn's disease. The other inflammatory bowel disease is ulcerative colitis, however there usually ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Internal Medicine 51 years experience
Not likely: it would be unusual to break out with only a four day lapse in the accurate. Accurate has seriously potential side effects, so keep close follow up w... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Internal Medicine 51 years experience
Gynecologist needed: it you haven't had a period for a year, you have a condition called amenorrhea. I don't know your age, but I'm presuming you used to have periods, th... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Internal Medicine 51 years experience
Avoid vitamin a supp: Accutane is a serious medication with potentially serious preferrably monthly with monitoring liver function tests and to see how you are doing clinic... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Internal Medicine 51 years experience
Probably: After vigorous sexual inter course, a small amount of bleeding from the vaginal wall or cervix would not be unusual. It is also not unusual to get you... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Internal Medicine 51 years experience
See an ENT doc.: a sinus infection going untreated for a month, then a severe nose bleed (epistaxis), including cough up BRB in clots requires urgent evaluation with a... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Internal Medicine 51 years experience
Probably not serious: a dull ache not associated with other symptoms, such as fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, and is not severe is probably not serious. I suggest you ea... Read More
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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Internal Medicine 51 years experience
See your physician.: this could be anything from a stomach or gall bladder problem, to a problem with the colon in the left upper abdomen (referred pain). the extreme fa... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Internal Medicine 51 years experience
No: when veins are at your side, they are engorged because of gravity. When raised, they flatten (veins cannot constrict, they are simply tubes to bring b... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Internal Medicine 51 years experience
Extremely common.: Back pain is one of the most common symptoms leading people to see a physician. If is mild to moderate, see if a topical anesthetic (OTC), stretchin... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Internal Medicine 51 years experience
What?!: don't know what you mean, wrong with what system, there are many systems in the body (heart, kidney, genital, brain, lung, endocrine, etc.). There ma... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Internal Medicine 51 years experience
Doesn't sound seriou: if lasts for only seconds, it is not likley to be serious. it could be a muscle fiber twitching or going into a spasm. this could occur with muscle f... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Internal Medicine 51 years experience
Yes, possibly.: You stopped the BC, which may lead to menstrual bleeding, and therefore this is not of concern. the fact that you had a period while on your BC may m... Read More
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Testimonials
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Jul 20, 2014
an excellent contributor to health tap. thank you for your contributions.
Jul 13, 2013
Very helpful answers. A caring physician. Thank you!
Apr 9, 2013
A special doctor with a good heart
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i had other tests done some normal. tredmil was stopped by begin level 3 cause almost passed out but doc said it it was norm. halter showed arrythmia attack only blood test don and given atenolol. las...Read More
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Thanks. The doc mentioned that he didn't think they were fibroids, but there had been no vaginal bleeding. Wife says doc didn't see thickening of uterus, and one polyp was dislodged during biopsy. Pol...Read More
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Thank you. My wife's case wasn't properly diagnosed for years. Her thyroid levels usually test normal, but she suffers from what seem like panic attacks that nd her pulse up and make her shaky and nau...Read More

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey - New Jersey Medical School, NJ
Graduated 1971MD

Residency

JOHNS HOPKINS BAYVIEW MEDICAL CENTER

Residency

JOHNS HOPKINS HOSPITAL, THE

Residency

UCSF MEDICAL CENTER

Awards

Commendation Medal, US Army, 1976. Numerous others that take up room in my den closet.
Most Influential, First Place, New York - Winter
2013
Top General Internist, First Place, New York - Winter
2013

Affiliations

Fellow, American College of Physicians; American Geriatric Society; American Society of S ocially Active Physicians; American Medical Directors Association;
American Geriatric Society
American Society of Socially Active Physicians
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