Dr. Moshe Lewis

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

Locations

Moshe Lewis MD

Redwood City, CA

Address

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

My office hours

Thursday: 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

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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Moshe Lewis
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 27 years experience
Very concerning: You should notify your doctor of these symptoms at least by phone right away given the upcoming holiday, so that next steps can be agreed upon. The si... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Moshe Lewis
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 27 years experience
Physical therapy: You are still very young and this could be muscular. Thus I would recommended starting physical therapy which will work on core stabilization. this sh... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Moshe Lewis
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 27 years experience
Have no fear: Physicians are trained to deal with all sorts of reactions and situations. Usually getting an exam makes people a bit anxious and does not "arouse" th... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Moshe Lewis
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 27 years experience
We still need histry: There are several possibliities including depending on your age hip arthritis or other hip condition. There is also the possibility of sciatica, pyrif... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Moshe Lewis
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 27 years experience
Very low but: obtain pregnancy testing to avoid fears and anxiety. Keep hands washed in the future and always use safe sex. Encourage her to consider birth control ... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Moshe Lewis
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 27 years experience
Physical therapy: One goal is to strengthen the muscles around the joint including hip flexors and extensors. Physical therapy on land and possibly in water can help. T... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Moshe Lewis
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 27 years experience
Muscle spasm: Sports like gymnastics can lead to muscle imbalances or spasm when one muscle group is favored over another. The rotator cuff muscles, levator scapula... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Moshe Lewis
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 27 years experience
Eval for reynauds: While metabolism issues such as thyroid disease could play a role in altered skin temperature, consideration for an immune processs such as Reynauds p... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Moshe Lewis
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 27 years experience
Certainly: See your Neurosurgeon or Pediatric specialist for a referral to Neurology to discuss this further and confirm the diagnosis and treatment options. Don... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Moshe Lewis
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 27 years experience
Multivitamins : While there is no specific diet for scoliosis, a multivitamin would provide the appropriate supplement to a diet rich in fruits, vegetables &amp; calc... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Moshe Lewis
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 27 years experience
Yes, need evaluation: A bad mattress, muscle spasm and adjacent level disease are just a few of the possibilities so you should be thoroughly evaluated. I recommend you see... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Moshe Lewis
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 27 years experience
Muscle strain: Pregnancy changes the normal posture and kinectics of the spine. It would seem that there is imbalance with some muscles in spasm in your back now tha... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Moshe Lewis
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 27 years experience
Gastritis: There are several possibilities, though right chest pain is not as commonly cardiac in such a young woman as you are. These include but are not limite... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Moshe Lewis
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 27 years experience
Possibly musclespasm: Cold weather can send muscles like hamstrings into spasm.In addition,they may be tighter having stopped sport training.I would recommend you see a Spo... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Moshe Lewis
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 27 years experience
No not typically: and certainly it is very rare in someone as young as you are. Therefore, you should be worked up thoroughly and diagnosed before jumping to conclusion... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Moshe Lewis
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 27 years experience
See a MD: Some of the spasms can be due to tightening of tendons like the hamstrings. However, you should be evaluated by a MD to make sure and they can also ex... Read More
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Moshe Lewis
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 27 years experience
Possibly: Tight adductor &amp; other hip muscle imbalances can cause back and hamstring troubles.Tight adductors could inhibit the gluteus medius.The gluteus mu... Read More
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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Moshe Lewis
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 27 years experience
See ENT specialist: It is not clear if there is an infection or what the cause may be. In the interim gargle with warm salt water and see an ENT which are throat speciali... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Moshe Lewis
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 27 years experience
Depends on location: If you are placing this on your shoulder or back, it is not a problem. However, if you have any doubts or are placing this anywhere near your abdomen ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Moshe Lewis
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 27 years experience
You should see a MD: It sounds like you may have a cyst and it should be examined. In the meantime, cover it with triple antibiotic (neosporin) and a bandaid or gauze and ... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Moshe Lewis
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 27 years experience
There is a long list: The possibilities are several &amp; cross into multiple disciplines.Thus ideally, you will find one doctor (perhaps an Internal Medicine) who can help... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Moshe Lewis
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 27 years experience
Pediatric Neurologis: If possible I would recommend that you see a Pediatric Neurologist that can fully evaluate your son and develop a treatment plan. If this is not possi... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Moshe Lewis
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 27 years experience
It could be both: Pain in the joint and sometimes even near it can be seen in Sacroilitis.A good physical exam by a Sports medicine MD or Spine Specialist can help deci... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Moshe Lewis
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 27 years experience
Ankle sprain: You should see a Podiatrist or foot specialist for an accurate diagnosis. To make the right diagnosis we need more history.There are many possibilitie... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Moshe Lewis
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 27 years experience
Physical therapy now: While a short course of rest after any surgery can be helpful, in orthopedics typically physical therapy is appropriate when there hash't been a signi... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Moshe Lewis
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 27 years experience
See a Neurologist: It is important for you to have a thorough evaluation and a Neurologist would be best. This will include a physical examination and likely a MRI. Kee... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Moshe Lewis
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 27 years experience
Yes You should: There are several possiblities and it would be appropriate to see your doctor or a Neurologist to evaluate sources including your spine or metabolic/n... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Moshe Lewis
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 27 years experience
Yes, to the ER stat: This sounds very serious and you should go to the ER without delay to evaluate for a serious infection given the presentation. We do not want this to ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Moshe Lewis
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 27 years experience
Give them time: Your family member is in the right setting. In the hospital numerous tests can be run in a relatively short time compared to the out patient setting. ... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Moshe Lewis
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 27 years experience
Neurologist/Psychiat: It is not clear that all your symptoms are necessarily related given the # of systems involved.A thorough history and physical can get you started in ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Moshe Lewis
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 27 years experience
Continue to ice: Ankle sprains take time to heal. So in the meantime, continue to ice, wrap it in an ace bandage and keep it elevated throughout the day to the extent ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Moshe Lewis
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 27 years experience
See your doctor fast: Your question is concerning on a lot of levels given your youth and so you should see a doctor or go to urgent care right away. It is hard to pull a m... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Moshe Lewis
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 27 years experience
PT, support gp, Aqua: I like a holistic approach that combines the benefits of low dose neuropathic medication like Gabapentin and possibly Tramadol for pain if necessary w... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Moshe Lewis
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 27 years experience
Compressn neuropathy: Sometimes burning pain means a nerve was pinched. There could also be a thyroid issue as. You should thus see a Neurologist who can do the appropriate... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Moshe Lewis
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 27 years experience
Question not clear ?: Disc disease can cause tingling in the arms and legs. It is not as often a cause of dizziness at such a young age and thus this should be evaulated fu... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Moshe Lewis
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 27 years experience
Changes in the spine: As gravity wields its unwavering downward and compressive force against the soft tissue components of our spine many of us begin to experience the MRI... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Moshe Lewis
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 27 years experience
Lidoderm patch: This is an especially hard area to treat. lidoderm patches or topical medication that contains lidocaine or diclofenac are options. Also Craniosacral ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Moshe Lewis
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 27 years experience
We need more info: It would be helpful to know more of your history as the possibilities are extensive and include metabolic, genetic, vitamin deficiency, infection,syst... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Moshe Lewis
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 27 years experience
Nerve conductn tests: A nerve conduction test is an excellent objective way to define the presence of carpal tunnel as findings can be subtle.I agree w/Dr. Ott that a good ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Moshe Lewis
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 27 years experience
MRI show findings 1st: Bony erosions are seen well using MRI in early rheumatoid arthritis and are frequently detected before they appear on plain radiographs. Bone marrow e... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Moshe Lewis
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 27 years experience
Not usually but: you should see your MD right away and be thoroughly evaluated which might include an opthamological exam. Talk to your MD about stopping the medicatio... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Moshe Lewis
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 27 years experience
Sprain vs. tear: It would be best to see a Podiatrist for a quick evaluation and diagnosis as this could be a sprain or represent a small tear. additional possibilitie... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Moshe Lewis
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 27 years experience
What is your dx: We need a clear diagnosis before recommending more and more surgery. You are very young and did not likely have the classic indications for Orthovisc.... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Moshe Lewis
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 27 years experience
Possibly arthritis: There are several possibilities and thus it would be wise to see a Rheumatologist for a complete evaluation (history and physical). They can do blood... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Moshe Lewis
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 27 years experience
See your MD for Dx: If you are still having symptoms there may be a different infection going on and thus you should have a physical examination with culture as appropria... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Moshe Lewis
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 27 years experience
Severa possibilities: It would be wonderful for you to see your doctor to get evaluated for this. There are a host of possibilities from causes in the abdomen like appendic... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Moshe Lewis
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 27 years experience
Yes, swimming helps: Typically swimming does not worsen scoliosis.Rather good core strengthening from exercises like swimming, ellipticals &amp;pilates are beneficial.We w... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Moshe Lewis
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 27 years experience
Spinal Stenosis: It is certainly possible that the pressure of a full bladder is irritating some of the lower nerves in your spine and relieved only after urinating.In... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Moshe Lewis
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 27 years experience
Very hard to deciphe: Some fractures are relatively painless. Thus it is best that you see a specialist like a Podiatrist &amp; let them obtain imaging. This is not somethi... Read More
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A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Moshe Lewis
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 27 years experience
Where is pain: if you can try to re post your question as its not clear. I am assuming that you have neck and shoulder pain and are wondering if it could be carpal t... 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
8276 ratings

20 top reviews

41-year-old male
Oct 4, 2023 Magnolia, OH
listened to my concerns
39-year-old female
Oct 3, 2023 Lakewood, CA
Wonderful Doctor! Took care of my needs very quickly.
39-year-old female
Sep 30, 2023 Fremont, CA
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