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Dr. Jeffrey Gene Kaplan

Pediatrics
Monroe, NY
53 years experience male

Locations

Office

Monroe, NY

Address

49 Forest Rd., Monroe, NY
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 9:00am - 8:00pm
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Insurances accepted

Affinity Health Plan

Group Health Incorporated (GHI)

Oxford Health Plans

UnitedHealthcare

Aetna Life Insurance Company

Ezras Choilim Health Center, Inc.

Monroe, NY

About

Bio

Dr. Kaplan is a practicing, Board-certified pediatrician, having been, for over thirty years, a physician executive of health plans, including Corp. Med. Dir. HSMC/HSA (1975-1991 in Syracuse, NY), Regional V.P. BCBS (Buffalo), and Nat'l V.P. of Util. Mgm't. Travelers (Hartford, CT). Eight years ago, Dr. Kaplan returned to the sanity of medical practice where, as he says, he is “no longer confused as to who he represents.”

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Pediatrics

Doctor Q&A

103 Answers
65 Agrees
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Gene Kaplan
Pediatrics 53 years experience
Introitus matters: Pelvic floor exercise, more commonly called kegel exercises can be tried, but two pregnancies in a year? Give it a rest!
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Gene Kaplan
Pediatrics 53 years experience
Abnormalities?: Down to the chromosomal level? Gross abnormalities are unlikely but there are no guarantees. How often do we test and find unexpected things that we... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Gene Kaplan
Pediatrics 53 years experience
PCV can help prevent: As pneumococcus is a major cause of middle ear and sinus disease, a polyvalent pneumococcal immunization can be of benefit.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Gene Kaplan
Pediatrics 53 years experience
Blessing in Disguise: The likelihood is that normal menstrual periods will reappear when you are done breast feeding; if not, then seem your Ob-Gyn's or endocrinologist's o... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Gene Kaplan
Pediatrics 53 years experience
Not deaf speech: If impaired and not totally deaf, the prognosis is better than when totally deaf. Regardless, however, a lot can be done to improve speech and sound ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Gene Kaplan
Pediatrics 53 years experience
Invalid Premise: Vit d is p.O. Regardless, overdosing is unlikely for short-term over-treatment.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Gene Kaplan
Pediatrics 53 years experience
Tx Atopy: Steroids, immune modulators: e.g., pimecrolimus and tacrolimus.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Gene Kaplan
Pediatrics 53 years experience
Fluid builds up if: As middle ear fluid is produced, it builds up if the eustachian tubes are not open.
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Gene Kaplan
Pediatrics 53 years experience
Adverse rxn possible: When pregnant or breast feeding, why take a drug that has a 27% fatigue and malaise side effect incidence?
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Gene Kaplan
Pediatrics 53 years experience
2400 kilocal/day: Approximately 2400 kilocalories per day are needed for an active 15 year pld female.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Gene Kaplan
Pediatrics 53 years experience
Yes, any stimulus: It's a feedback loop; c pathway stimulation, if i recall correctly?
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Gene Kaplan
Pediatrics 53 years experience
Painful peeing: While the etiology of dysuria may be local irritation, foreign body or inflammation, it also could be a sign of a uti, pid or voiding dysfunction.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Gene Kaplan
Pediatrics 53 years experience
Syncope: Eating and drinking well? Sleeping well? Vasovagal? Normal blood sugar? Blood pressure with position change? Hypovolemic? Anemic? Regular cardiac r... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Gene Kaplan
Pediatrics 53 years experience
Soap: Apply a soaped gauze and rub for a minute or two, counter-clockwise - it works most of the time.
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Gene Kaplan
Pediatrics 53 years experience
Rule: A baby this young with a cough requires further evaluation, ie, pneumonia's sx and sg in this age range can be protean.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Gene Kaplan
Pediatrics 53 years experience
Weekend warrior: To handle the exercise better warm up, warm down and gradually work your way up to more weights, reps or improved range of motion.
A member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Gene Kaplan
Pediatrics 53 years experience
Estrogen: Estrogens can help or hurt, even when properly used! if it is not good in pregnancy (as this get's an "x" rating there), it's probably not good when ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Gene Kaplan
Pediatrics 53 years experience
Nicotine: To determine whether someone uses tobacco or has been exposed to secondhand smoke. One cans measure the level of nicotine as "cotinine" in blood, uri... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Gene Kaplan
Pediatrics 53 years experience
You may cause yeast: Taking abx may cure a bacterial vaginosis, but it might also introduce or exacerbate a yeast infection there.
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Gene Kaplan
Pediatrics 53 years experience
PE tubes: You've got to restore the ventilation and drainage mechanism- i.e., the eustachian tube's competency. That usually means time and/or tympanostomy tub... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Gene Kaplan
Pediatrics 53 years experience
Developmental Horror: Autism is a developmental disorder of unknown etiology that usually appears in the first 3 years of life; it affects the brain's normal development es... Read More
A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Gene Kaplan
Pediatrics 53 years experience
Radiating pain risk: Radiating pain shoulder blade to neck and then the arm suggests nerve pinching or inflammation (or worse) - get the neck evaluated.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Gene Kaplan
Pediatrics 53 years experience
No pus: Unless something went wrong at the wisdom tooth extraction, there shouln't be muscle inflammation.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Gene Kaplan
Pediatrics 53 years experience
Cilia, hydration, Rx: Mucus lubricates and protects the linings of the airways, digestive system, reproductive system, and other organs and tissues. But in cystic fibrosis,... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Gene Kaplan
Pediatrics 53 years experience
Not on GERD Med: Try also treating the gerd - if that reduces the need for or amount of the other meds, you have gerd or it is a contributing factor.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Gene Kaplan
Pediatrics 53 years experience
Simple eye injury: Assuming no penetration, internal bleed or infection, time will cure the red injured eye. Ice against a cloth against the injury can be soothing if u... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Gene Kaplan
Pediatrics 53 years experience
Exposure & immunity: Hopefully mild illnesses help build a 'library of immunity." See a doctor if things are not going well.
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Gene Kaplan
Pediatrics 53 years experience
Pinworms: Cause: putting pinworm eggs from an infected person's stool in one's mouth. Number 1 - better hygiene number 2 - time number 3 - anti-parasitic med... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Gene Kaplan
Pediatrics 53 years experience
No: Crunches: cannot cause selective weight loss, however, the abdominal area can look better and the back supported better because of improved rectus ab... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Gene Kaplan
Pediatrics 53 years experience
Chemicals on skin: Although the info'mercials say it is safe over 2 months of age (See: http://kidshealth.org/parent/question/general/repellent.html) I'd use extreme cau... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Gene Kaplan
Pediatrics 53 years experience
Resolving Strep/Uri: Both strep infection of the throat and/or uris will resolve in an otherwise healthy patient. Taking an appropriate antibiotic may shorten the course ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Gene Kaplan
Pediatrics 53 years experience
More likely relapse : Relapse made worse by dehydration and/or exhaustion.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Gene Kaplan
Pediatrics 53 years experience
Rest the stomach.: Start with sips of flat COCA COLA;' avoid dehydration even get IV at ER if cannot stop vomiting
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Gene Kaplan
Pediatrics 53 years experience
Shield it: If the nipple/areola/skin condition causes discomfort while breast feeding, employ a breast shield.
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Gene Kaplan
Pediatrics 53 years experience
ADHD Symptoms: Attention deficit; hyperactivity disorder: short attention span (distractibility, impulsiveness) and being overly active. Taken together, these are s... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Gene Kaplan
Pediatrics 53 years experience
Safe if healthy: If embryo transfer is that precarious after a reasonable resting period, it may not be viable in any case. Is the patient to lie supine for 9 months? ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Gene Kaplan
Pediatrics 53 years experience
Self-esteem: Overprotecting is the direct result of parents not having trust (faith in) and, as a result, not instilling confidence in their children. Thus, the ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Gene Kaplan
Pediatrics 53 years experience
No: There is little, if any, relationship between pulling teeth and hearing, although TMJ can certainly result from the teeth clenching (that is unless yo... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Gene Kaplan
Pediatrics 53 years experience
Kidney or load: The BUN is a measure of the amount of nitrogen in the blood in the form of urea, and it is, thereby a measurement of renal function. Thus, if one imp... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Gene Kaplan
Pediatrics 53 years experience
Introitus: Masturbation can increase the width of the introitus depending on the technique used; if it affects the opening, it may reduce discomfiture (but so w... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Gene Kaplan
Pediatrics 53 years experience
Yes and no: I'd work if a) i felt O.K., b) my performance was not critical, c) i was hygienic enough to prevent contagion, and d) others were available to cover m... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Gene Kaplan
Pediatrics 53 years experience
Impressions: Obviously, our conditioned responses to negative things can be more powerful then to hum-drum positive things.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Gene Kaplan
Pediatrics 53 years experience
Identify the source: Nasal carriage? Sibling? Fomite? What would happen in the case of recurrent MRSA - it may not easliy resolve so treatment must be aggressive eg, I&D... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Gene Kaplan
Pediatrics 53 years experience
SAR and nl stools: See a practitioner for allergic rhinits if avoidance of allergens and otc meds do not work well enough for you. Small amounts of mucus in the stool ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Gene Kaplan
Pediatrics 53 years experience
Diet & Exercise: Eat (calorie intake) = or < exercise (calorie burn).
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Gene Kaplan
Pediatrics 53 years experience
Yes: It's a risk-benefit thing. But, moreover one can never be entirely sure if they have a bacterial infection, that is, before the cultures and/or blood... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Gene Kaplan
Pediatrics 53 years experience
Can be normal: In our practice we use 100.5 rectally as the threshold for fever, however, temperature can be elevated from overdressing as well as being a protective... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Gene Kaplan
Pediatrics 53 years experience
The opposite: Long-term treatment with steroid or glucocorticoid-type of meds (eg, taking Prednisone for asthma, cancer, severe allergies, etc.) can cause osteoporo... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Kaplan is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Kaplan is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
That was kinda rude. All u had to say was it was normal. And my child is 5 and still is not continent in the day that is why i was concerned
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thanks! I'll check my growth curve to see. Happy new year!
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Haha thanks for the advise.. And my tubes are tied thank goodness for that..

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

State University of New York Upstate Medical University, NY
Graduated 1969MD

Awards

Editor's Choice, Manager's Choice, Essay Contest
Top Pediatrician, First Place, Ridgewood, NJ - Winter
2013
TOP DOCTOR, First Place, The Cornwall - 2018

Affiliations

New York Medical College
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