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Dr. Shabbir Hossain

Internal Medicine
East Setauket, NY
16 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

728 Answers
586 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Similar: Both are anti-viral medications made by different companies. For the most part, they work equally well. Valtrex (valacyclovir) is advantageous in that... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Lots of options: Have u tried increasing fluid and fiber in your diet? How about a stool softener? Feel better!
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Hydration is good: Sure. Being adequately hydrated is really important for good health. If by drinking water, you are drinking less of calorie laden drinks that will... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Many possibilities: Fatigue or tiredness can be caused by many different things not just anemia.
A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Change the medicine: If you have high blood pressure, then there's many options for treatment. It can be tailored to your side effect profile consider switching to an "a... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Central obesity: Central obesity is bad so it's great you are motivated to get rid of it. I would suggest a calorie restricted diet so that you burn more fat. Exerci... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Elevated ferritin: Elevated ferritin can be caused by a lot of things. It's an acute phase reactant which means the levels increase with inflammation from other disease... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Great idea: Think of it this way. You have all day to burn off the calories from breakfast but just a few hours before bedtime to burn off calories fro dinner.
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Deconditioned?: I'm not sure why you hadn't moved for several months. I'm going to assume you were ill. Sometimes being sick for a long period of time and being ina... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Heart burn?: Perhaps it's heart burn. Try taking an antacid . Try figuring out which kinds of foods trigger it.
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Probably: Most drug screen if they are looking for opiates, can detect them a few days from last dose.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Usually not: It can vary based on your insurance plan. A lot of patients use their OB as their primary care doctor. The reverse is true as well. A lot of primary... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Whooping cough?: The bacteria that causes whooping cough is called bortadella pertussis.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Sort of: Omega 3 is a more scientific name for a type of fatty acid found in certain oils. It's good stuff! salmon oil has some omega 3 in it in addition t... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Constipation?: If you are having trouble moving your bowels, makes sure your diet includes plenty of water and fiber (in the form of vegetables and grains).
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Antibodies?: We can order blood tests for certain antibodies associated with gluten enteropathy? But the history has to be suggestive of it. I usually don't order ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Many possibilites: Palpitations is a common symptom but unfortunately the diagnosis is challenging. Alot of things can cause it. It can be something simple as a anxiety... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Broad topic: This is a broad topic that requires intensive patient education. Here are some basic principles. 1: less is better 2: spread whatever carbs you ea... Read More
A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Suggestive: The uptake scan would show a certain pattern that is suggestive of graves disease. In addition, certain antibodies are found in your blood with grave... Read More
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Medication: If diet and exercise are not working, then medication is an option. Strictly going by the numbers, the statin medicines work the best.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Lots: Metoprolol is a beta blocker class of medicine and used for a wide variety of condtions. Here's just a few 1 : high blood pressure 2: congestive h... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Yum: I'm guessing it was a really good cookie. Other than that, if you keep noticing that its happening, we'd need to see the high heart rate on an ECG... Read More
A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Continue education: I would suggest going for a 4 year undergraduate degree. Along with that, you will need to take courses required for medical school (excel in them), t... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Probably not: Assuming you are a healthy person, not much can happen with 2 days of fasting, assuming you allow yourself to drink water. You can live without fo... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Side effects: Unfortunately, many of the BP meds do have such a side effect. Also, if your body is used to having a high blood pressure, it can take your body a lit... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Many: Its a long list we can break it down into certain categories 1: toxic (alcohol) 2: infectious ( hepatitis ) 3: immune mediated ( primary biliary ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Cysts are common: Cysts are quite common. The body makes cysts in many places, often for reasons we don't fully understand. Ovarian cysts can cause pain, if they rupt... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Processed foods: Processed foods (canned, prepared) foods are notoriously high in salt content restaurant food as well. They pack on the salt, to make it more flavo... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Terrible things: The list of bad things smoking can do to you cannot be summarized in 400 characters. Let's start with cancer lung cancer is one of the leading ca... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Too many to list: There's many. We're you thinking of one specifically to learn about? Some classic ones we learn about in med school are sickle cell. Disease., cystic... Read More
A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Need more info: I'm guessing you are referring to ast/alt values. These values can be increased for many many reasons. We need more information on our past history, s... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Gingivitis: Then most common reason is gingivitis. Poor gum health. Brush, floss, use mouthwash regularly.
A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Pressure in lungs: So your lungs have blood vessels that carry blood in and out. When the pressure builds up in those vessels, its called pulmonary hypertension. Alot of... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Insulin resistance: Type 2 diabetes starts with your body becoming resistant to its own Insulin thereby increasing blood sugars (and causing a host of problems too many t... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Interesting but...: Although there is no known association of what you are asking, i've learned in medicine, never say never. Perhaps anger can increase stress hormon... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Analyze diet: Tweens notoriously don't eat the right things. Start by diet analysis cut out the junk, empty calories( soda, juices etc). Psychologically, be... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
It can be: Everyone is different in terms of their bowel frequency. Whats your normal frequency? Its not ok, if you feel constipated, bloated, having pain or ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
No need for speed: Weight loss is a challenging process but a rewarding and important one when you are overweight. Speed rarely wins this race. A slow more deliberate... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Prevent pregnancy: Condoms are a form of barrier contraception. It creates a barrier for sperm to get through and meet up with an egg . When a sperm meets up with an e... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Hard to say: Skin diagnosis is a very visual process. Unless you are able to describe greater detail, it will be hard to diagnose. Sorry!
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Ulcer?: It might be simple inflammation. Worse case scenario an ulcer. Find foods that are less irritating. If pain is sharp, see a doctor and get some stomac... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Possible: He needs blood tests to figure out if he has diabetes. Please have him see a doctor.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Nothing good..: Despite evolution giving us a terrifically strong skull to protect the brain , we are not designed to take repeated blows to the head. Look at boxe... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Lots of variables..: There are lots of variables in the scenario you describe. There's no good way to give a numerical probability of you getting pregnant.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Why fast?: First we need to figure out why its fast and what kind of fast rhythm is it. There are normal fast rhythms (for example when you exercise) and the... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Yes: Naproxyn is an nsaid. It's a class of medicine that can thin the lining of your stomach and cause an ulcer. Ulcers can bleed and be dangerous. Please ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
History?: A history of injury would suggest injury. A history of symptoms that could lead to enlarged lymph nodes would suggest that. Also a physical exam coul... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Arthritis: Early oa change, suggests narrowing of the joint space, and signs of early arthritis. Effusion is the medical term for fluid. Not unusual to hav... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Many: Diabetes is a multi system disease. Therefore it can affect almost any part of your body. You name, i can tie a potential diabetic complication. I'll ... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Yes: The damage is probably minor and not detectable yet. Would suggest quitting now before the damage adds up to cause permanent problems.

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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 #virtualflower9
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Hossain is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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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.
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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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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thanks for taking your time to respond. I appreciate the thought and effort you put into your answer.

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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