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Dr. Peter Kurzweil

Internal Medicine
Glen Cove, NY
50 years experience male


P J Kurzweil, MD, FACP, PC

Glen Cove, NY


235 Forest Avenue, Glen Cove, NY

My office hours

Wednesday: Closed
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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.

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Internal Medicine






United States: New York

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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Internal Medicine 50 years experience
Back of mouth issue: Cheek swelling and mouth pain needs to be explained. This likely involves infection or inflammation in teeth toward the back of mouth, the cheek tissue itself (cellulitis), the gums (gingivitis), or a tooth abscess, among other possibilities. I would check with your dentist or an oral surgeon.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Internal Medicine 50 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 child must be seen by the family doctor or pediatrician, especially if her normal routine for moving bowels is 1 or 2 days.
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Internal Medicine 50 years experience
Yes: C reactive protein is a blood test and is a non-specific marker of something wrong. It can be anything from an infection, inflammation in joints, inflammation in the arteries, some cancers, acute injury/inflammation. Over 10 mg/liter is of concern. It may represent nothing serious, but I feel the physician should look for a cause. Why was it done in the first place?

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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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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








Commendation Medal, US Army, 1976. Numerous others that take up room in my den closet.


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