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Dr. Vythilingam Alagappan

Bariatrics
Avon, NY
40 years experience male

Locations

Office

Avon, NY

Address

498, Collins Street, Avon, NY
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 11am - 7:00pm
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Fax

(585) 625-0429

Insurances accepted

Aetna

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan

CIGNA Health Care

Medicaid

Medicare

Preferred Care

MVP Healthcare

Humana Insurance Company

UnitedHealthcare

Univera Healthcare

WellPoint Health Networks Inc

About

Bio

I am Dr Vythi Alagappan . I am trained and experienced from India, England and the USA. I have four different post graduate qualifications from India in General Internal Medicine, Family Medicine and Respiratory Medicine. I worked in England for 8 years and passed their MRCP( UK) -- Membership of the Royal College of Physicians of the United Kingdom. I came to the USA in 1995 and is fully Board Certified in Internal Medicine since 1997. I am one of 1147 Physicians in the entire country with a Board Certification in American Board of Obesity Medicine since December of 2014 I worked for the University of Rochester in the Department of Medicine for 15 years. I am now an independent Solo Primary Care Provider in Avon, a suburb of Rochester , New York since June 2012. I own Hope internal medicine specializing in the state of the art primary care. We belong to Strong ACO and has a care manager in site as a part of almost becoming a level 3 Patient Centered Medical Home The Hope and pride of my practice style is to guide you through a healthy living. I provide you with all the tools and help to make the BEST health care decisions of your life!

Specialties
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Bariatrics

Addiction Medicine

Internal Medicine

Licenses

United States: New York

Doctor Q&A

205 Answers
27 Agrees
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vythilingam Alagappan
Bariatrics 40 years experience
Eustachian tube dysf: Ringing can happen with inner ear infection .sometimes it can cause dizziness
A member asked:
Dr. Vythilingam Alagappan
Bariatrics 40 years experience
Talk to your friend : True friendship involves your commitment to help your friend in need. Proper consult with her PCP and then if needed seek counselling
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vythilingam Alagappan
Bariatrics 40 years experience
Pituitary tumor: You have elevated Prolactin levels from a micro adenoma (less than 10mm size tumor) it will take a few weeks before your periods become regular
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vythilingam Alagappan
Bariatrics 40 years experience
No: Don't worry Don't choke yourself from eating your favorite food .Portion control and calorie counting and exercise are the key
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vythilingam Alagappan
Bariatrics 40 years experience
Premature ejaculatio: It may be premature ejaculation. Age and above all anxiety is the main cause. Unlike porn no one goes for ever! The average intra vaginal time is les... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vythilingam Alagappan
Bariatrics 40 years experience
Eat salty food: Pl make sure you drink enough fluids and keep eating salty food like crisps, saltine crackers, soups etc. May try elastic stockings
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vythilingam Alagappan
Bariatrics 40 years experience
Avoid constipation: Left lower quadrant pain usually comes from diverticulitis which results from constipation.avoid gas rich food..have some probiotics. Introduce a goo... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vythilingam Alagappan
Bariatrics 40 years experience
May be True : Ehlers Danlos does have an underlying problem with collagen metabolism. So true
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vythilingam Alagappan
Bariatrics 40 years experience
It can last: The acid reflux symptoms can take up to 2 weeks. Follow anti reflex measures as much as possible. Use liquid antacids like 2 tablespoonful would gi... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vythilingam Alagappan
Bariatrics 40 years experience
Relax and melatonin: You are too young to depend on pills. Good sleep hygiene is important. Hydroxyzine causes drowsiness during the day. Melatonin may be a better choice
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vythilingam Alagappan
Bariatrics 40 years experience
Ideally no: Never combine alcohol with anxiety meds
A member asked:
Dr. Vythilingam Alagappan
Bariatrics 40 years experience
Possible injury: May have injured or have infra patellar bursitis
A member asked:
Dr. Vythilingam Alagappan
Bariatrics 40 years experience
Musculoskeletal pain: The chest pain from heart is behind the sternum and is after exertion Your pain is probably musculoskeletal pain only Over the Counter Aleve (naproxen... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Vythilingam Alagappan
Bariatrics 40 years experience
Orlistat helps : Exercise 60minutes a day for 6 days of each week 10cals per lb of weight for men 8cals per lb of weight for women 1gram of protein per kg of weight ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Vythilingam Alagappan
Bariatrics 40 years experience
Trauma,Infection : Please look into above as causes.treat it appropriately
A male asked:
Dr. Vythilingam Alagappan
Bariatrics 40 years experience
Anxiety : Masturbation is a normal phenomenon. Don't worry. Be reassured
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vythilingam Alagappan
Bariatrics 40 years experience
That’s more than awe: That’s more than average especially the girth. The vagina can expand or contract to accommodate for any size penis. Anxiety over the size is the commo... Read More
A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vythilingam Alagappan
Bariatrics 40 years experience
Usually moist heat: If there is a swelling I tend to prefer to use ice packs to shrink down the blood vessels thereby reducing the further loss of fluid . For pain I ad... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vythilingam Alagappan
Bariatrics 40 years experience
Cervical cord pull: The weight of the back pack is putting pressure on the cervical spinal cord Off load the backpack for a few days Your symptoms should go away
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vythilingam Alagappan
Bariatrics 40 years experience
GERD Acid Reflux: This is called waterbrash . Sign of peptic ulcer disease. Anti reflux measures and medicines like Omeprazole or famous fine for 6-8 weeks will settle ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vythilingam Alagappan
Bariatrics 40 years experience
Blepheroconjunctivi : Need to see the PCP or an eye doctor. Will need antibiotic eyedrops,warm compresses and cleaning the eyelid margins with a Q tip dipped in diluted bab... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vythilingam Alagappan
Bariatrics 40 years experience
Biologicals is bette: High dose prednisone is not a safer option though very cheap. Biologicals if introduced early will help to prevent complications of Crohns. It’s very ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vythilingam Alagappan
Bariatrics 40 years experience
Ideally should stop: It depends on how bad your depression is . Its important for a mom to be not depressed and this is even more than the problems associated with the dru... Read More
A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vythilingam Alagappan
Bariatrics 40 years experience
Time will tell: Agreed that Small cell cancers can start with normal CT chest. Follow up with your doctor
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vythilingam Alagappan
Bariatrics 40 years experience
Superficial pain: Make sure you are not having any pro drome of shingles. It looks like a superficial pain.local heat or ice,Bengay and Aleve (naproxen) 500mg a day wil... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vythilingam Alagappan
Bariatrics 40 years experience
Side effects of valc: Nausea, and abdominal pain vomiting rash liver function abnormality thrombotic thrombocytopenia purpura rash.consult with your Gyn. If you have herpes... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vythilingam Alagappan
Bariatrics 40 years experience
Reflux laryngitis : If you have seen an ENT surgeon no need for a second opinion. Life style modification. Ideal weight Avoiding alcohol spicy food and smoking are import... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vythilingam Alagappan
Bariatrics 40 years experience
Fine: Take a high fiber diet and fiber supplements like Konasyl
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vythilingam Alagappan
Bariatrics 40 years experience
Nervous urticaria : May try some hydroxyzine or some anti anxiety meds
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vythilingam Alagappan
Bariatrics 40 years experience
Possible abscess: You may have an infection of the pierced hole site leading to an abscess. This may require an incision and drainage ( Its always important to let t... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vythilingam Alagappan
Bariatrics 40 years experience
Lumbo Pelvic Dysfunc: This is mostly at the SI jt --Sacro Iliac Arthritis. PT and/or Chiropractic manipulation if you believe in it can be done. Local heat and topical anal... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vythilingam Alagappan
Bariatrics 40 years experience
Back exrcises: McKenzie type back exercises Local heat or Ice Anti Inflammatory meds like naproxen 500mg 2 x a day after food
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vythilingam Alagappan
Bariatrics 40 years experience
Consult your doctor: You may try melting kind medicines like maxalt MLT or injections of Imitrex (sumatriptan) just the earliest feeling of getting a headache. This shoul... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vythilingam Alagappan
Bariatrics 40 years experience
Sensory root: The sensory nerves run through posterior or the so called dorsal column
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vythilingam Alagappan
Bariatrics 40 years experience
Musculoskeletal pain: You are too young to cause any significant back pain Proper lifting techniques are important . Local heat like hot shower. Back strengthening exercise... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vythilingam Alagappan
Bariatrics 40 years experience
Pubic hair, breast b: Pubic hair and breast buds and enlarging genitals are the signs of puberty. The white papilla may be normal corona glandis
A male asked:
Dr. Vythilingam Alagappan
Bariatrics 40 years experience
Itch: It could be anxiety. It could be scabies to just allergic reaction to a perfume or a hand cream they were using. If it persists may use OTC Hydrocort... Read More
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vythilingam Alagappan
Bariatrics 40 years experience
NO NEED TO PANIC: If you had anything serious you cant be going on for 1 year. If someone has early morning headaches, associated with projectile vomiting that is... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vythilingam Alagappan
Bariatrics 40 years experience
May do: Contraceptive pills depending upon the type may cause vaginsl congestion which may cause pain
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vythilingam Alagappan
Bariatrics 40 years experience
May be cellulitis: May be cellulitis or an early abscess if it is tender. That is when it can cause pain
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vythilingam Alagappan
Bariatrics 40 years experience
No: Those small bleeped brain will be slowly absorbed by the remainder of the brain over the next few days you don't need to worry .Pl make sure there ar ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vythilingam Alagappan
Bariatrics 40 years experience
May take upto 6 m: As long as it is reactive lymphadenopathy and not increasing you should have to worry. It may take several months
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vythilingam Alagappan
Bariatrics 40 years experience
Not that much: Don't worry. That should happen unless you eat so much soy.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vythilingam Alagappan
Bariatrics 40 years experience
Patience: It is true that weight gain is real. It is because you lose the stimulating effect of the nicotine from smoking on your metabolism . The metabolic rat... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vythilingam Alagappan
Bariatrics 40 years experience
Be patient: The pain of the injection and the procedure and possible swallowing of blood, medication side effects. Be patient and the nausea will dissipate and se... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vythilingam Alagappan
Bariatrics 40 years experience
Anxiety: Take a couple of good deep breaths and if you are a smoker please stop. Please make sure you are not having any symptoms of asthma
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vythilingam Alagappan
Bariatrics 40 years experience
Yes it's normal: Steroids which is the most powerful anti inflammatory agent given locally at the site of the inflamed nerve roots .this reduces the swelling of the ... Read More

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Jan 20, 2018
A truly wonderful Dr. and a caring individual! Highly Recommended!. I'm Greatful for all his help
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Alagappan is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Alagappan is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! I REALLY like your advice. There have been 18 chemos and 8 radiations for pancreatic cancer. Looking into nanoknife in attempt for later resection. Resection, if possibl...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! I appreciate your time doctor. I am not sure how to take this forward as my own gp disagrees.
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This was very helpful. Thanks! I thought it was, thank you for answering my question. I hope you have a nice day :)

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University, Madras Medical College, India
Graduated 1982MD

Residency

University of Rochester, NY affiliated program

Awards

WHO Fellowship 1985
Dr B.C Roy Award, 1987
Most Influential Doctor, First Place, Rochester Region - Winter
2015

Affiliations

Accountable Health Partners

Publications

Cystic Fibrosis in India
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