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Dr. Moshe Lewis

Primary Care, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Redwood City, CA
26 years experience male

Locations

Moshe Lewis MD

Redwood City, CA

Address

2900 Whipple Avenue, Suite 210, Redwood City, CA, US
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 9:00am - 5:00am
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Practice website

Fax

(650) 366-3896

Insurances accepted

Aetna Life Insurance Company

Anthem BC Life & Health Insurance Company

Cigna

Blue Cross of California

Medicare

MaineCare

About

Bio

Dr. Moshe, a doctor specializing in pain management, prides his ability to help patients wherever, whenever. Over the years being available to treat patients from around the world has been an extraordinary experience and a sincere pleasure. <img width="426" alt="Stacks Image 368" src="http://thejetmd.com/about/files/stacks_image_368.png" height="70" title="Image: http://thejetmd.com/about/files/stacks_image_368.png"> <img width="300" alt="Stacks Image 3235" src="http://thejetmd.com/about/files/stacks_image_3235.png" height="170" title="Image: http://thejetmd.com/about/files/stacks_image_3235.png"> <h2>Credentials</h2>Dr. Lewis is an ivy league trained physician who graduated from Mount Sinai Medical School in New York. He then completed a residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, also known as Physiatry, at Tufts New England Medical Center in Boston where he served as Chief Resident. In addition to his medical degree and training, Dr. Lewis holds a Master's Degree in Public Health from New York University. Dr. Lewis enjoys an active professional career as the Chief of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at California Pacific Medical Center - St. Luke's Campus in the Department of Orthopedics. He is also Volunteer Clinical Faculty for the University of California, San Francisco and the Touro University of Osteopathic Medicine. <img width="206" alt="Stacks Image 3236" src="http://thejetmd.com/about/files/stacks_image_3236.png" height="298"> <h2>Philosophy</h2>Pain is an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience. Physical pain is often generated by tissue damage. As doctors, it is our duty to become more sensitive to a patient's pain and to dedicate ourselv

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.

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Addiction Medicine

General Practice

Pain Management

Sports Medicine

Licenses

United States: California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Ohio, Texas

Doctor Q&A

288 Answers
1.0K Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Moshe Lewis
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 26 years experience
Ignore: Natural treatments are Vitamin B complex or topical applicatn of capsaicin (causes chili peppr heat).
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Moshe Lewis
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 26 years experience
No, trust your MD: We all have lymph nodes and if your MD is not worried you likely dont need to be. If you feel that you have continued concerns make an appointment wit... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Moshe Lewis
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 26 years experience
The ortho is your MD: Given the limited information we have,I have to recommend that you talk w/ the Orthopedist again if you doubt their treatment plan or diagnosis.If you... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Moshe Lewis
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 26 years experience
Core Strengthening: Fusion surgery is a big undertaking at any age &amp; the decision must be counterbalanced w/the risks and limitations as noted in your question.As you... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Moshe Lewis
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 26 years experience
The danger is smokin: Cannabis has been used to reduce nausea &amp; vomiting in chemo &amp; people w/AIDS &amp; to treat pain &amp; muscle spasm;its use for other medical c... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Moshe Lewis
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 26 years experience
Small Cartilage chng: When changes occur in the cartilage of our facet (or back) joints such as small tears or when gases escape from inside the joint capsule in can "crack... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Moshe Lewis
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 26 years experience
Tell us more: We dont want you to be suicidal since young people can get very emotional about issues and consider that inappropriately. So tell us more since you ar... Read More
A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Moshe Lewis
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 26 years experience
Possibly however: It would be an excellent idea for you to be evaluated by a dentist &amp;/or Otolaryngologist. There are several possibilities for jaw pain of which TM... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Moshe Lewis
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 26 years experience
Technically no: There is not a direct relationship between scoliosis surgery and having a late period. It is possible an indirect effect of anesthesia or the "stress ... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Moshe Lewis
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 26 years experience
Agreed: saying No will empower you to realize that certain relationships are best left in the past. Hang out with friends, stay active doing the things you li... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Moshe Lewis
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 26 years experience
No, fasiculation: There are several possibilities mostly in the neuro realm some of which are benign like fasciculations or idoipathic resting tremor or carpal tunnel s... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Moshe Lewis
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 26 years experience
You are young for arthritis: Some patients do develop cervical muscle spasm and occasionally disc disease at so young an age.This can lead to the loss of cervical lordosis, muscle... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Moshe Lewis
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 26 years experience
Long list of Dx's: So you should see a MD (Neurologist) or go to urgent care immediately.Young people w/headaches require imaging ie a MRI at a minimum especially consid... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Moshe Lewis
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 26 years experience
The answer is complex: A single CT scan subjects the human body to between 150 &amp; 1,100 times the radiation of a conventional x-ray,or around a year's worth of exposure t... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Moshe Lewis
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 26 years experience
While that's possibl: Lets wait for a thorough evaluation (which would include a brain MRI and spinal cord MRI to be completed) before we self diagnose MS. I do appreciate ... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Moshe Lewis
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 26 years experience
Severl Possibilities: It is best that you be evaluated by your doctor who can evaluate several possible causes including but not limited to angina, costochondritis, radicul... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Moshe Lewis
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 26 years experience
See your MDget testd: HypoPTH can lead to low levels of calcium in the blood, often causing cramping and twitching of muscles or tetany (involuntary muscle contraction),&am... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Moshe Lewis
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 26 years experience
Consider hydrocort: Hydrocortisone is a possible treatment for symptoms until you can complete a full medical evaluation. A good MD history and physical examination would... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Moshe Lewis
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 26 years experience
Not necesary: You can continue the Lyrics As It Will Not Impact The Test or the results.it should not be a problem to continue. Do remind the MD of all medicines yo... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Moshe Lewis
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 26 years experience
Not directly: The way that Lyrica (pregabalin) causes weight gain is not directly offset naturally. However minimizing salt intake and exercising are certainly exce... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Moshe Lewis
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 26 years experience
All sorts of ways: IT is best to see an Orthopedist for an accurate analysis and diagnosis.This would include xrays in determination of the appropriate treatment plan. T... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Moshe Lewis
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 26 years experience
Unlikely durin sleep: Your case is complex because we need to know much more about you including wt, sports/activities you were doing the days before ie bike or horse ridin... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Moshe Lewis
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 26 years experience
Multiple causes: Numbness &amp; tingling in the toes has multiple causes.In your case given your age &amp; stress reaction,if your MD gave you a boot,they think you pr... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Moshe Lewis
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 26 years experience
Possibly: Spurs in the neck may produce problems related to pressure on the spine and associated nerves &amp; blood vessels.In some people,this pain may be refe... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Moshe Lewis
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 26 years experience
The process is bilat: When the sciatic nerve gets compressed or even irritated it can cause the type of pain that you are describing. Therefore,it would be appropriate to ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Moshe Lewis
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 26 years experience
Repeat test: Sometimes these tests may not completely reflect what is going on. I would recommend that you repeat the test. In addition, if possible work with the ... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Moshe Lewis
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 26 years experience
Diagnosis ?: it would be helpful to have the labs and test results from the various doctors you have seen.this sounds like arthritis and there are several types.a ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Moshe Lewis
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 26 years experience
Yes,it could be neck: Sometimes a pain in the neck, better referred to as a pinched nerve, degenerative disc disease or cervical radiculopathy can cause paresthesias in the... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Moshe Lewis
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 26 years experience
Please clarify: What did the MRI show ? There are several diagnoses ranging from tendinitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, radiculopathy, neuritis, nerve entrapment to TFCC... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Moshe Lewis
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 26 years experience
We need a diagnosis: and in that regard an MRI is considered the best soft tissue imaging modality.That said there are at least a dozen causes of back pain,some of which a... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Moshe Lewis
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 26 years experience
Avoid alcohol: Those are very strong medications for you to be on at such an early age,especially given your desire to drink.Thus I would recommend you work with you... Read More
A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Moshe Lewis
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 26 years experience
Long list possible: Lots of possibilities including infection and Parkinson's, multiple sclerosis (MS), and essential tremor have to be considered. IT sounds like your S... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Moshe Lewis
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 26 years experience
No need to replace: At this point in time, it is not necessary to replace the dose. Plan to take your normal dose in the morning especially if you are not feeling any bad... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Moshe Lewis
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 26 years experience
Obtain brain &amp;cspine: Consider obtaining a brain and cervical spine MRI to evaluate for possible cause coming from the spine or the back of the head.all migraines deserve o... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Moshe Lewis
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 26 years experience
Not necessarily: However, some people may find that they do not have as much energy afterwards to do as thorough a workout as they would normally do. This depends on t... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Moshe Lewis
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 26 years experience
Ignore: Aerobic exercise ie riding a stationary bicycle that allows a forward lean,walking,or swimming help.
A female asked:
Dr. Moshe Lewis
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 26 years experience
See your doctor: The bruise could be pooled blood from the fracture because gravity causes it to accumulate in your feet. However,as you are on fragmin (dalteparin) an... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Moshe Lewis
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 26 years experience
See a Sports Med MD: Often muscle spasm in the shoulder blades and neck can occur and cause the soreness you mention. However, there are other possibilities as well includ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Moshe Lewis
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 26 years experience
Could be radiculitis: In many cases shoulder conditions irritate part of the brachial plexus and can cause a radiculitis (nerve irritation) or a radiculopathy (sensory or m... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Moshe Lewis
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 26 years experience
Shortly: These injections can last a few hours to a few days. So if you are still benefitting it would be a great idea to see a Neurologist to have a thorough ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Moshe Lewis
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 26 years experience
Officially test: It is always best when you have a concern about any STD to get formally tested. Males and females who are sexually active with different partners or a... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Moshe Lewis
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 26 years experience
Not ideally: THus it is best that you see a sports medicine doctor for a thorough evaluation. Ultimately a short course of Physical therapy should do the trick, st... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Moshe Lewis
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 26 years experience
Certainly possible: Both agonist &amp; antagonist muscles contract simultaneously during dystonic movement.Causes of the disorder are predominantly idiopathic.The most co... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Moshe Lewis
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 26 years experience
1st comes Diagnosis: 1st we need to know what your diagnosis is ? you may have patellar tendonitis,chondromalacia,Juvenille RA, quad or hamstring spams amongst other possi... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Moshe Lewis
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 26 years experience
Several possbilities: There are several possible explanations and so you should see your primary MD. These include the bra is too tight, cardiac issues(less likely) muscle ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Moshe Lewis
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 26 years experience
No, not at all: While many worry about ALS it is actually quite rare. ALS symptoms include muscle spasticity and rapidly progressive weakness due to muscle wasting.Th... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Moshe Lewis
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 26 years experience
Apples, Avocados,: Garlic holds high amounts of allicin &amp; selenium, 2 natural compounds that aid in liver cleansing.A small glass of freshly-squeezed grapefruit juic... Read More
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Moshe Lewis
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 26 years experience
Yes, but EMG is betr: It is wise to see a hand specialist or Sports medicine doctor to figure out what your diagnosis is. A MRI can provide alot of soft tissue and nerve in... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Moshe Lewis
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 26 years experience
Urinary tract infctn: There are several possibilities though a UTI is a common possibility. Other possible causes include diabetes, Interstitial cystitis, medication, drink... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Moshe Lewis
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 26 years experience
No, very unlikely: But if you remain concerned you should get tested. It is important to bear in mind that whilst HIV may live for some time outside the body, HIV transm... Read More

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Nov 5, 2014
Dr. Lewis is the epitome of the knowledgeable, caring, collegial and skilled physician. His answers are outstanding, they provide complete and respectful information to both patients and colleagues. H...Read More
It is such a pleasure to have Dr. Lewis' expertise and educational answers to questions. I compare it to having a mini fellowship in PM&R after reading his notes. Clear compassion and respect for pa...Read More
Nov 1, 2014
Dr Moshe Lewis is an excellent physician very knowledgeable,passionate and on the top of his field he is a great value to the peolpe of CA and to the family of health tap
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This was very helpful. Thanks! I guess I did not take the first dose of the medicine correctly but after i took the second dose, the following day, I felt immediately better. Thanks for everything.
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Thanks Dr. Lewis. I have taken the 1st couple days of antibiotics and I am feeling much better. I should be good as new in a couple days. Thank you so much for helping me with this! Joan W.
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thanks very much for helping with the pharmacist. I have been using the ointment since and it has seemed to start to clear the rash.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Mount Sinai School of Medicine, NY
Graduated 1996MD

Residency

TUFTS MEDICAL CENTER
Completed 2005

Awards

America's Top Doctors, US News & World Report
Academic Professorship, Touro University
Virtual Care Certified, Post Graduate Institute of Medicine

Affiliations

California pacific medical center
Sequoia hospital
Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine

Virtual Visit Ratings

4.7
7975 ratings

20 top reviews

46-year-old male
May 6, 2022 Pueblo, CO
Thanks for your help
51-year-old female
May 5, 2022 New Haven, CT
Patient, clear answers and advice. Thank you Dr Lewis.
25-year-old male
May 4, 2022 Fostoria, OH
Was amazing and I appreciate everything he has done for me.
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