Dr. Richard Dudrak

Family Medicine
Rochester, NY
32 years experience male

Locations

Office

Rochester, NY

Address

Urgent Care by Lifetime Health, 800 Carter St, Rochester, NY
Directions

My office hours

Thursday: Closed
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Family Medicine

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

33 Answers
2 Agrees
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Dudrak
Family Medicine 32 years experience
YES: This could be a variant of heart pain. If you still have it, get to an emergency room now. If it's resolved, still call your doctor to discuss heart ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Dudrak
Family Medicine 32 years experience
See your OB: It could be chest wall strain related to the changes your body is going thru, but there are dangerous things that can cause chest pain that are more c... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Dudrak
Family Medicine 32 years experience
It's difficult: If it's recurring boils, you probably are carrying a bad bacteria on the skin. This area is especially prone. Don't shave. You could try an antibac... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Dudrak
Family Medicine 32 years experience
NOW: This could be blood in the vomit, which could quickly become life-threatening. Call 911 or at least have someone else drive you straight to the er.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Dudrak
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Ulcer vs. heart: Women often experience heart pain different than men, and the pain needs to be evaluated to be sure it's not her heart. Then her doctor can consider ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Dudrak
Family Medicine 32 years experience
A maid: The best thing is to let someone else do the vacuuming. Hepa-filter vacuums help some, but they still stir up the dust around them because of the exh... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Dudrak
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Serous otitis: You probably have fluid build-up behind the ear drum, caused by inflammation of the back of the throat/sinuses keeping your ears from opening up and d... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Dudrak
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Primary Care: A family doctor or internist should be able to help out if this is a new problem. If you've already been thru several treatments, go to an allergist.... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Dudrak
Family Medicine 32 years experience
It depends: It varies based on where the cut is on the body, and if anything vital underneath the cut is also injured. Small cuts over areas that move (joints) o... Read More
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Dudrak
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Ice!: Apply cold water or ice - ice will hurt the first minute or so, but then should help a lot. If you haven't seen a doctor, get it checked - 2nd degree... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Dudrak
Family Medicine 32 years experience
No - if cut is OK: As long as the tetanus shot was within 5 years, you don't need another for a rusty metal laceration. However, if the cut easily opens up when you move... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Dudrak
Family Medicine 32 years experience
BILE: Bile, the digestive secretions from the liver (released from the gall bladder) and pancreas are yellowish - green when vomitted up. Usually this mean... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Dudrak
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Clarify please: If you have a new health problem, urgent care is likely appropriate to help you for that problem (as long as it's not life threatening / emergent). I... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Dudrak
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Meds: If you're on treatment for swimmer's ear, add Acetaminophen (tylenol), or Naproxen or Ibuprofen if your stomach tolerates / not already on aspirin. I... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Dudrak
Family Medicine 32 years experience
COLD WATER: Rinse the burn under cold water for 10 - 15 minutes. If it's over a joint, blistered / peeling / open areas, or severe pain, get seen today.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Dudrak
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Need more info: How big are they? Do they itch? How long have you had them? As much as more info may help me help you, though, the best thing for skin problems is ... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Dudrak
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Get checked out: It's likely a chest wall strain, but it could be other things - you deserve to be certain it's not dangerous. If you're having any trouble breathing ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Dudrak
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Who made them?: If they came from a dentist or ear, nose & throat doctor, call one of them and ask if they'd look at your nightguard.
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Dudrak
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Go to Emergency Room: You're likely becoming anemic, but it may be dangerously severe, or be showing underlying heart problems. This needs prompt evaluation!
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Dudrak
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Need more info: How big are the marks? How many? How long have you had them? Do they itch? - as much as those answers may help, though, the best way to diagnose s... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Dudrak
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Call the doctor: It could be signs of a complication, such as an infection. Call the doctor who operated on you.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Dudrak
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Ice / remove stinger: Try to get ice on the spot immediately, as it will help reduce the pain and help your child sit still long enough to look closely for a stinger. Scra... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Dudrak
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Yes: It also can look brown or like coffee grounds. If you're experiencing any of the above, call 911 or at least have someone else drive you to the er, a... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Dudrak
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Yup: Urgent cares can generally handle any acute problem that is not life-threatening. If you have severe pain / trouble breathing, confusion, chest pain,... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Dudrak
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Ear infections?: Sounds like you have at least a bad cold, but ear infections can only be determined thru a visit to your doctor or an urgent care center. The chest &... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Dudrak
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Probably not: Wax buildup is likely unrelated. Don't use q-tips / start using over-the-counter ear wax drops to coax wax out (the cheapest drops are about as good)... Read More
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A 66-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Dudrak
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Call 911: This could be heart-related chest pain. If it is still happening, get to an emergency room now! if it happens on & off, call your doctor today. If yo... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Dudrak
Family Medicine 32 years experience
An ambulance: Blood in the vomit could quickly become life-threatening. Even if it stopped now, it can easily recur. Call 911, or at least have someone take you t... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Dudrak
Family Medicine 32 years experience
You need a doctor: This might not be emergent, but there are dangerous problems that start with small streaks of blood in the vomit. If you've been vomitting a lot, vom... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Dudrak
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Maybe: Loratidine (claritin) can help, but i find it takes 2 - 4 days to begin to give symptom relief. Ceterizine (zyrtec) is also once/day, and usually help... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Dudrak
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Maybe / depends: If you're asking, you probably have reason to worry about stds and need to go get tested. Most family doctors / internists and all ob/gyns could test... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Dudrak
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Maybe: Signs a head injury need the er: any loss of consciousness confusion / difficult to arouse vomit more than once vision, hearing or speech problems... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Richard Dudrak
Family Medicine 32 years experience
If injured, yes: Subungual hematoma is a blood clot under a nail, usually from a direct blow (hitting your fingertip with a hammer, stubbing your toe). If you seek me... Read More
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Testimonials
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Dudrak is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Dudrak is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks! Got it abroad. Hoped that there is a specialized doctor/dentist who is more skilled as I am difficult case?
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful!
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, NY
Graduated 1991MD

Awards

Top Doctor, Third Place, Rochester, NY - Winter
2013
Most Influential, Second Place, Rochester, NY - Winter
2013
Thought Leader, Third Place, Rochester, NY - Winter
2013
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