Dr. Christopher Nicora

Internal Medicine
Somers, NY
26 years experience male

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Somers, NY

Address

380 Route 202, Somers, NY
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Internal Medicine

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

222 Answers
25 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Nicora
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Xerosis: Moisturizer.Most common cause is dry skin by far. Apply after shower for best results.
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Nicora
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Yes: Cancer can cause your blood to clot more than it normally would. You are at a greater risk for clot production.
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Nicora
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
No: There is no link with c diff and certain blood groups. Clostridium difficile is a bacteria that causes severe diarrhea and other intestinal disease... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Nicora
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Fingersticks: There are many blood tests no available from finger sticks. Cholesterol, hba1c, electrolytes but these are not used commonly.
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Nicora
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Intranasal steroids: Intranasal steroids.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Nicora
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
ETOH: Elevation in good cholesterol (hdl) i would be more concerned with the adverse effects of daily alcohol consumption.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Nicora
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Osteoarthritis: This sounds like the arthritis associated with maturity. This type of stiffness usually gets better as the day goes on. This is classic for oa or oste... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Nicora
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
URI: Most often uri's require no antibiotics as they are caused by a virus. You can try Robitussin-DM as an expectorant and cough suppressant with plenty o... Read More
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Nicora
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
RestlessLegSyndrome: Does this occur at night before sleep? This could be symptoms of RLS or restless leg syndrome. Please see your primary care physician to discuss this ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Nicora
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Meniere's: Is a disorder of the inner ear that can affect hearing and balance to a varying degree. It is characterized by episodes of vertigo low pitched tinnitu... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Christopher Nicora
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Cholenergicurticaria: Can be avoided with relaxation techniques such as meditation, prayer, tai chi, yoga etc.
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Nicora
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Freezing cells: Essentially this is a cosmetic procedure that freezes cells and claims to better define muscle and make you look thinner.
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Nicora
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Bronchiectasis: 250-500 mg daily.
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Nicora
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Cervicalgia: Sounds like trapezius muscle spasm. I recommend heat, stretching and possible physical therapy.
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Nicora
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Tinea: Sounds like a fungal infection. You tried Fluconazole tablets orally? Try otc Clotrimazole twice daily for 10 days and attempt to keep area very dry.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Nicora
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Pseudoephedrine: Pseudoephedrine and an antihistamine. The antihistamine has not changed phenylephrine has replaced many otc preparations with Pseudoephedrine in the... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Nicora
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Adhesive capsulitis: Frozen shoulder, medically referred to as adhesive capsulitis, is a disorder in which the shoulder capsule, the connective tissue surrounding the glen... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Nicora
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Micardis (telmisartan): No. Very well tolerated BP medicine.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Nicora
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
OA knee: Total knee arthroplasty.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Nicora
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
MIcardis (telmisartan): Telmisartan is an angiotensin ii receptor antagonist or arb. This is a very clean, effective and also expensive BP agent. There are a whole host of si... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Nicora
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Actifed: Insomnia, dry mouth, anxiety?
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Nicora
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Breast itching: Possible dry skin or tinea ( fungal infection).
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Nicora
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Tendonitis: I would seek out another diagnosis if you have "paresthesias" in your hand. This numbness and tingling in your hand can be carpal tunnel or eminating ... Read More
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A 58-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Nicora
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Alopecia: Difficult problem. See your primary care dr for blood work. Ana, tsh, iron studies and dhea should be drawn. A dermatologist can inject patches of los... Read More
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Nicora
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Acne and green tea: No clear benefit. I would say no.
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A 68-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Nicora
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
No interaction: No interaction with Valtrex and xanax (alprazolam).
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Nicora
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Cellulose: We are not able to digest Cellulose which is the outer portion of corn.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Nicora
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Not usually: You would need to be more specific but usually very safe with herbals.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Nicora
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Pharyngitis: The cause of your sore throat would predict the treatment. You could try otc cholaroseptic spray but i would not want to mask an infection, post nasal... Read More
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A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Nicora
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Nystagmus?: You may be describing nystagmus which is involuntary movement of the eyes. You need to see an ophthamologist to evaluate this. There may be some benef... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Nicora
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
EE: Is an allergic inflammatory condition of the esophagus. Symptoms are swallowing difficulty, food impaction, and heartburn. The disease was first descr... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Nicora
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Not probable: You would have to ovulate (release eggs) very late in your cycle. This is very unlikely. You can buy an ovulation kit in any local pharmacy to see whe... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Nicora
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
IBS: Possibly irritable bowel syndrome which is more of a problem the way your bowel functions than a disease process. As long as you are not talking about... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Nicora
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Horners Syndrome: Is the combination of drooping of the eyelid (ptosis) and constriction of the pupil (miosis), sometimes accompanied by decreased sweating (anhidrosis)... Read More
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A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Nicora
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Gerimax: Is mostly vitamins and some ginseng. Looks fairly safe overall.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Nicora
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Oral iron: Not very sick. It can be upsetting to the stomach but mildly so if you take it once daily. Nu iron is a synthetic brand with less side effects on GI t... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Nicora
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Cardiovascular: Any form of cardiovascular exercise should help. E.G. Run, jog, treadmill etc.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Nicora
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Acne: Sounds like acne possibly. Try a topical benzoyl peroxide solution over the counter.
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Nicora
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Gluten sensitivity: Celiac sprue. I think you mean gluten sensitity? Is an autoimmune disorder of the small intestine.Caused by a reaction to gliadin, a prolamin (gluten... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Nicora
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Urinary incontinence: Is any involuntary leakage of urine. There are a few types of urine incontinence and your physician can help you with this.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Nicora
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Blebs: In your lung? Please clarify. I suppose you could have many blebs or bullae in the lung. Please clarify.
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Nicora
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Lyme disease: Common symptoms are fatigue, joint pain, headache and fever. It does not sound like you have lyme disease.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Nicora
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Knee pain: In a 24 year old is likely to be a benign condition such as chondromalacea patella or patella femoral syndrome. Exercise is good.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Nicora
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
UTI: Ciprofloxacin 500 mg bid or Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) ds PO bid for 7 days.
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Nicora
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Alopecia: The cause of alopecia must be investigated with blood work. Biotin can help which is a b vitamin if no underlying reason can be diagnosed. A dermatol... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Nicora
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Reflux triggers: Not typically but triggers for reflux can be very personal i.e. Vary from person to person.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Nicora
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Normal: 60-100 is normal heart rate.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Nicora
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Nothing: I can't think of any problems or precautions.
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Nicora
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Hypomagnesemia: May result from a number of conditions including inadequate intake of magnesium, chronic diarrhea, malabsorption, alcoholism, chronic stress, and medi... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Christopher Nicora
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Fracture?: Can sometimes indicate fracture of hip. See orthopedic surgeon.
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Good doctor!
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Jun 29, 2014
Dr. Nicora is a member of a rare species: a doctor who does not treat you like a sack of meat rolling by on a conveyor belt. He treats you like a person, not a problem. He takes all the time with yo...Read More
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Nicora is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thank u doctor .I wasn't knowing about that I have got, this since 5 months ...I do have dark patches on fore head .nose n cheek regions
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I was just wondering! How long should nexium be taken?
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thanks, I can deal with the pain its not too bad, just annoying

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

St. George's University School of Medicine, Grenada
Graduated 1997MD

Awards

Top General Internist, Second Place, New York - Winter
2013
HealthTap Founding Doctor

Affiliations

Putnam Hospital Center
Northern Westchester Hospital
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