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Dr. Christopher Nicora

Internal Medicine
Somers, NY
24 years experience male

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Somers, NY

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380 Route 202, Somers, NY
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Internal Medicine

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

276 Answers
30 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Nicora
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Conjunctivitis : Sounds like conjunctivitis and can be easily treated with antibacterial eye drops . Culture is not dangerous.
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Nicora
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Discolored sputum : Generally speaking discolored sputum indicates an infection. Most likely a viral infection that antibiotics cannot kill but an infection nevertheless.... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Nicora
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Titanium and MRI: If the plate and screws are made of titanium then it is safe to go in MRI. Most likely the plate and screws are not titanium however
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Nicora
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Sebum? : Probably normal. Possibly oil or sebum.
A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Nicora
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Yes but.....: An ingredient in 282mep called Meprobamate acts as a muscle relaxant. This is essentially a similar mechanism of action as robaxin (methocarbamol). I ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Nicora
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
No: Please do not apply this ointment your eyes.
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Nicora
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Treacher collins: Is a congenital disorder characterized by craniofacial deformities, such as absent cheekbones. Treacher collins syndrome is found in about 1 in 50, 00... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Nicora
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
CAM boot: Is a boot for a leg fracture that you can walk with.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Nicora
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Vasodilation: Nicotine can open up (dilate) your blood vessels and increase heart rate. Stop smoking please.
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Nicora
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Normal: Sounds like a fairly normal response to starting an exercise program.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Nicora
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Cortisone cream: Try cortisone cream over the counter twice daiky.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Nicora
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Sebaceuos cyst: Possibly a sebaceuos cyst. See dr. For confirmation.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Nicora
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Normal?: I'm not sure what you mean by normal. It is not uncommon in this age group.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Nicora
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Menopause/ pregnant : At 48 years old it is likely that you are entering menopause. A urine otc preganancy test may be useful as well.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Nicora
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Urinary tract infect: Urinary tract infection. Drink a lot of fluids. If symptoms do not improve soon please see your dr. Always urinate after intercourse to potentially... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Nicora
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Possible: Attempt to identify some foods that set off your reflux such as caffeine, alcohol, chocolate, sauce etc. If you can identify some triggers try to elim... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Nicora
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Not related: Joint pain and masturbation are not related.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Nicora
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
?: Not sure what you mean by "lower heart valve" but heart valve disorders in 26 year olds are not likely to cause heart attacks or strokes.
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Nicora
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Conflict: Is it viral or bacterial? Usually for 48 hours on antibiotics if bacterial.
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Nicora
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Neuropathy: Get screened for diabetes and vitamin B12 deficiency and speak to doctor about peripheral neuropathy.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Nicora
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Brush tongue: Be sure to brush your tongue and or purchase a tongue scraper from any pharmacy. Get teeth cleaned every 6 months or even every 4 months if you can af... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Nicora
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Fungus on skin: Is a rash on the trunk and proximal extremities. It is very difficult to get rid of. You need to see a physician for a prescription of topical antifun... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Nicora
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
CT scan: Computed tomography (ct scan) or computed axial tomography (cat scan), is a medical imaging procedure that utilizes computer-processed x-rays to produ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Nicora
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Granulation tisue: This can be a sign of infection but most likely this is granulation tissue and is part of the normal process of healing.
A member asked:
Dr. Christopher Nicora
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Normal: This is normal tissue.
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Nicora
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Suppress adrenal : Too much steroid can theoretically suppress you own adrenal gland production of steroid (cortisol). When used as prescribed this is not likely to occu... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Nicora
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Dermaplaning: Dermaplaning is a simple and safe procedure for exfoliating the epidermis and ridding the skin of fine vellus hair (peach fuzz).
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Nicora
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Laser coag: Laser coagulation or laser photocoagulation surgery is used to treat a number of eye diseases and has become widely used in recent decades. During the... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Nicora
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Somniloquy: Somniloquy or sleep-talking is a parasomnia that refers to talking aloud while asleep. It can be quite loud, ranging from simple sounds to long speech... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Nicora
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Medication for PD: Deprenyl (selegiline) is an oral prescription medication indicated to help manage symptoms associated with parkinson's disease. This medication is a m... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Nicora
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
<60: Traditionally low blood sugar was defined as < 60. There is some consideration for raising the cut off to 70. Raising to 70 in the elderly may avoid t... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Christopher Nicora
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Muscle spasm: Nsaid's such as ibuprofen, stretching, gently exercise and moist heat.
A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Nicora
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Alopecia: In men Finasteride can be of benefit orally or topical rogaine (minoxidil) or both.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Nicora
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
PVC's are normal: The finding of pvc's in a 33 year old is not cause for alarm. You may want to see a cardiologist for further reassurance but this is not at all necess... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Nicora
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Any color: The color of your stool is not something you should be concerned with on a routine basis.
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Nicora
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Not likely: This is a hydrogenated fat used as a substitute for butter in india. It is not a healthy food.
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Nicora
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Relaxation technique: Could anxiety play a role in your lightheadedness? Try relaxation techniques such as meditation, yoga, tai chi etc. Especially if you have already bee... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Nicora
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Not important : It is not important when the sutures dissolve
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Nicora
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Artheiris: Possibly some mold osteoarthritis. Try exercise and some otc advil (ibuprofen).
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Nicora
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Not effective : Vitamins in general arenot effective unless you are talking about vitamin a derivatives e.g. Retinoids. I recommend seeing a dermatologist for that tr... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Nicora
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Anytime: A keloid can be injected anytime. Depending on the size of the keloid it may be better to have it surgically removed.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Nicora
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
No control : You do not have a lot of control of where you lose weight.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Nicora
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
No: Definitely not on an x-ray and probably not on an ekg . A transient reduction in coronary artery blood flow is not likely to show up on an ekg.
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Nicora
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
LP: Topical steroids. May want to try aloe vera.
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Nicora
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Cardiomyopathy: Loss of heart muscle strength in the main pump of the heart. Most commonly from poor blood flow/heart attack/ cholesterol.
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Nicora
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Bladder capacity: Is usually 400-600 ml and I have never heard of a bladder rupturing.
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Nicora
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Safe: Entirely safe. I suppose fish oil can make you bleed easier but i cannot imagine that it can cause any great problem for you.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Nicora
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Urethritis: Could be simply trauma to the meatus/opening of the penis or could represent an infection such as urethritis from gonnorhea or chlamydia. See a doctor... Read More

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Good doctor!
HealthTap member
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 31, 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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