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Dr. Shabbir Hossain

Internal Medicine
East Setauket, NY
18 years experience male

Locations

Office

East Setauket, NY

Address

205 Belle Meade Road, East Setauket, NY
Directions

Insurances accepted

Cigna

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield

Ghi Service

MultiPlan, Inc

UnitedHealthcare

Oxford Health Plans

HIP Health Plans

Affinity Health Plan

Health First Health Plan, Inc

About

Bio

After many years of training, I find myself at Stony Brook Internal Medicine with the privilege of wearing several hats. First and foremost, I get to take care of some inspiring wonderful patients. Secondly, I work closely with medicine residents and students, trying to impart vision and knowledge to the next generation of doctors. Despite medicine being a wonderfully gratifying career choice, I've come to realize the healthcare system needs drastic changes. We need to start thinking outside the box. Traditional models of care are no longer adequate to care for the modern patient. So finally, my third hat is innovation. I'm trying to find new and interesting ways to practice and teach medicine. Health Tap, social media, mobile apps are just a few of the things I'm trying to utilize to change the way we take care of you!

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Internal Medicine

Languages spoken

Bengali, English

Doctor Q&A

593 Answers
467 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
Internal Medicine 18 years experience
Big world: It's a big world. There's a lot to do. You have to take the initiative to make plans that make you happy and improve your life in some way. You are wo... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
Internal Medicine 18 years experience
Shouldn't: As far as I am aware, there's no association with taking biotin and acne.
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
Internal Medicine 18 years experience
Not a good idea: It's never a good idea to take a medicine for which you don't have a clear medical indication for. I applaud you for looking into all avenues to lose ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
Internal Medicine 18 years experience
It's reasonable: If 1 dose of Fluconazole doesn't work, extended therapy such as an every other day regimen can be tried as well.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
Internal Medicine 18 years experience
Don't be nervous: soft systolic murmur is a very vague description given to you by your doctor. It could be something absolutely benign. If you're having symptoms such ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
Internal Medicine 18 years experience
Many: Unfortunately the possibilities are numerous. Genetic disorders, infectious disease, medications, alcohol. Many more possibilities.
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
Internal Medicine 18 years experience
Belly fluid: Ascites is a term used to describe fluid collecting in the abdomen. it can happen for many different reasons. How "deadly" or bad ascites can be real... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
Internal Medicine 18 years experience
Yes: Vascular complications are one of the major problems related to diabetes. There are micro vascular complications (kidneys) and macro vascular ( heart)... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
Internal Medicine 18 years experience
More specific: Coronary disease refers to the blood vessels specifically supplying the heart. Narrowing of these vessels can lead to what we call angina. Rupture of ... Read More
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
Internal Medicine 18 years experience
Depends on scan?: There are multiple types of liver imaging available. Ultrasounds don't use any dye. Cat scans use iodinated dyes. Mri scans use gadolinium based dye.
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
Internal Medicine 18 years experience
There's a blockage : By "radicals" i assume you mean ducts. When a duct (pipe) is dilated it means it's enlarged. Imagine a stretchy soft pipe that normally drains liquid.... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
Internal Medicine 18 years experience
Many reasons: A few ways to think about this. Diabetes compromises circulation, so if there is a site of injury/infection and the circulation there is poor, it wil... Read More
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
Internal Medicine 18 years experience
Yes: Yes he can. In fact there are thousands of cases of male breast cancer a year in the us.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
Internal Medicine 18 years experience
Most of them: As a diabetic on insulin, in theory you can take almost any blood pressure medicine. Ideally, it should start with ace inhibitors or arb class medicin... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
Internal Medicine 18 years experience
Type of yeast: Candida is the scientific name for a group of yeasts. There are sub types like albicans, glabrata and more. Yeasts are a type of fungus. So in other w... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
Internal Medicine 18 years experience
130/80: You need to shoot for a 130/80 for optimal cardiovascular protection.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
Internal Medicine 18 years experience
Chronic bronchitis: You could have chronic bronchitis which is a part of copd. So the simple answer is yes, this might be copd.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
Internal Medicine 18 years experience
Smokers lung: The official term for lung disease associated with smoking is copd. Chronic obstructive lung disease. There's two different elements to it. One is emp... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
Internal Medicine 18 years experience
Many possibilties: Headaches can be caused by too many things to list here. A carefuly history and exam can help narrow down the causes.
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
Internal Medicine 18 years experience
Hemmorhoids: Basically a result of blood collecting in veins due to lots of pressure built up in that area. Try to make your bowel movements pass with ease. Lots o... Read More
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A 69-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
Internal Medicine 18 years experience
Stress hormone: Cortisol is a naturally occurring hormone secreted everyday. It has multiple roles. It is described as a stress hormone, secreted at higher levels dur... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
Internal Medicine 18 years experience
Bpv: Lets break down the name. Benign: so it's nothing serious. Positional : meaning its triggered by a certain position, like sitting or lying down. Verti... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
Internal Medicine 18 years experience
Destruction of lungs: Your lungs are supposed to be soft and spongy. Emphysema, your lungs are basically like swiss cheese, stiff, and not very functional (depending on how... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
Internal Medicine 18 years experience
Hydrocortisone: Over the counter Hydrocortisone cream is worth a shot.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
Internal Medicine 18 years experience
Balanced diet,weight: A balanced diet, but more importantly being fit, and preventing obesity is key. Central obesity (belly) is especially bad. In general the average pers... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
Internal Medicine 18 years experience
Food poisoning?: You may have food poisoning or some other food borne illness. If you are feeling really sick, go to the emergency room.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
Internal Medicine 18 years experience
Talk to them?: Talk to them , listen to them and try to get to the real reason why they are upset. Try to understand where they are coming from.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
Internal Medicine 18 years experience
Losing it?: Perhaps you are losing your iron at a faster rate than it can be restored by oral supplements.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
Internal Medicine 18 years experience
Nice gesture?: I"m not a psychiatrist, but if a patient gives me a simple present, i consider it a very thoughtful gesture and don't look too deeply into it.
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
Internal Medicine 18 years experience
Diet and exercise: Before we get to diet, improve your exercise tolerance, and you can help both. In terms of diet, since neither of your problems are terribly out of co... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
Internal Medicine 18 years experience
Check labels: Reading labels is a must for diabetics. Start looking at the carb content. There are lots of options out there. For example, plain cheerios has less c... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
Internal Medicine 18 years experience
Nothing to fear: To paraphrase jfk, you have nothing to fear but fear itself. The procedure itself is not painful, you will be anesthetized. Big picture wise, you are ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
Internal Medicine 18 years experience
Herpes simplex vrus: This is caused by a virus, herpes simplex. Oral lesions are usually caused by type 1 virus, and genital ones are usually caused by type 2.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
Internal Medicine 18 years experience
Galactorrhea: Galactorrhea is the medical term for what you are describing. You may need a prolactin level checked in addition to a thorough history and exam. Prola... Read More
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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
Internal Medicine 18 years experience
Think long term!: Congrats on getting started on a life changing process! the key word is process. It takes time and patience. Don't get too caught up in the numbers. T... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
Internal Medicine 18 years experience
Needs to be seen: In your armpit, its commonly a local skin abcess(infection). Or it could be a lymph node. Either of things should be evaluated.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
Internal Medicine 18 years experience
It's a long process: Losing weight is a long but rewarding process. Start by keeping a food diary and seeing how many calories a day you are normally eating. Then go onlin... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
Internal Medicine 18 years experience
Crave better foods: A few suggestions find healthier foods to crave. Eat more of those. Find an activity you can do to replace that time you would spend eating s... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
Internal Medicine 18 years experience
Wait for test: I would wait for the test. Keep a diary of your symptoms to tell your doctor. Don't be anxious. If it is hypothyroidism, it's very easily treatable.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
Internal Medicine 18 years experience
More than rash: Lupus is a multisystem disease that may include a rash. Family history is quite important. Diagnosis involves a thorough physical exam and blood work.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
Internal Medicine 18 years experience
No guidelines: Currently there are no guidelines for breast cancer screening in men.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
Internal Medicine 18 years experience
Gerd?: You likely have gastro esophageal reflux disease which is the official term. First identify the foods that make your heart burn worse and avoid them. ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
Internal Medicine 18 years experience
Nope: A pap smear is only used to look for abnormal cells that may indicate cervical cancer.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
Internal Medicine 18 years experience
Benign growth: Its a growth thats not cancerous. It's made up of cells from blood vessels.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
Internal Medicine 18 years experience
Depends on type: Arthritis, is a generic term. There are several types such as "osteoarthritis", what i simply refer to as the "wear and tear" kind of arthritis. There... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
Internal Medicine 18 years experience
Heart strain: COPD can put a lot of strain on your heart , causing heart failure. When you have heart failure, you retain fluid.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
Internal Medicine 18 years experience
Damage to kidneys: Albuminuria simply indicates damage to the kidneys, causing protein to spill out in the urine. It's a sign that the diabetes (and blood pressure possi... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
Internal Medicine 18 years experience
Generic symptoms: Palpitations is a very non specific or generic symptom which means anything in theory cause it. Whether the palpitations are something pathologic like... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
Internal Medicine 18 years experience
Your choice: You don't have it. You have every right to change doctors. Although as a primary care doc, it's always nice to know when and why a patient is leaving,... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
Internal Medicine 18 years experience
Perhaps: Don't think its meant for ingestion. Its probably synthetic chemicals. If this has happened, please call poison control or go to an er.
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Dr. Ira Katz
Aug 28, 2015
Great concise answers!
HealthTap member
Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Hossain is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower2
HealthTap member
Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Hossain is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower9
HealthTap member
Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I frequently get bad asthma attacks and my doctor ordered that procedure. Thanks for clarifying what it's for.
HealthTap member
I am suffering from type 2 diabit.My fasting blood sugar is 120 and ppbs 140 I take medicine but what's a better I ther insulin or tablet ?
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Thank you. Yes..I've had CT scan.linking for worsened & early cancer. Just had biopsies for breast cancer, just got over 2 sswuimous

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

St. George's University School of Medicine, Grenada
Graduated 2005MD

Residency

Drexel University School of Medicine

Awards

Most Influential, Second Place, East Long Island, NY - Winter
2013
Top General Internist, First Place, East Long Island, NY - Winter
2013
HealthTap Founding Doctor

Affiliations

American College Of Physicians
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