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Dr. Simon Tsiouris

Infectious Disease
New York, NY
23 years experience male

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Office

New York, NY

Address

New York, NY
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Insurances accepted

Aetna Life Insurance Company

CIGNA Health Care

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield

UnitedHealthcare

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Specialties
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Infectious Disease

Languages spoken

English, Greek

Doctor Q&A

284 Answers
18 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Simon Tsiouris
Infectious Disease 23 years experience
Yes: Mrsa infections from the bloodstream can secondarily infect the kidneys and lead to kidney abscesses and utis. A primary MRSA UTI or kidney infection... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Simon Tsiouris
Infectious Disease 23 years experience
Jaundice: Fever, jaundice (yellowing of the eyes and skin) and abdominal pain are common symptoms of yellow fever.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Simon Tsiouris
Infectious Disease 23 years experience
Doesn't matter: You should take it around the same time every day though.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Simon Tsiouris
Infectious Disease 23 years experience
Antibiotic: Clindamycin is an antibiotic that comes in topical and oral forms and is used to treat a variety of infections.
A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Simon Tsiouris
Infectious Disease 23 years experience
Might be longer: Compound w needs to be applied once or twice a day for up to 12 weeks. When the wart (or what remains of it) is flat, it should stop being used.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Simon Tsiouris
Infectious Disease 23 years experience
No such thing: No vaccine for typhus exists.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Simon Tsiouris
Infectious Disease 23 years experience
No: Oseltamivir is designed and fda apporved for the treatment of influenza virus.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Simon Tsiouris
Infectious Disease 23 years experience
Viral infection: The influenza virus can affect the muscles leading to mild muscle inflammation which causes the muscles to ache.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Simon Tsiouris
Infectious Disease 23 years experience
Not very good: The BCG vaccine reduces the risk of children developing some of the more severe forms of active tuberculosis. It does not effectively reduce the chan... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Simon Tsiouris
Infectious Disease 23 years experience
Intestinal infection: Amebisasis is an infection, most commonly of the intestines, due to entamoeba histolytica, a parasite. Symptoms of infection can include abdominal pa... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Simon Tsiouris
Infectious Disease 23 years experience
Yes: Hives and wheals are both pale red, raised bumps on the skin that are itchy and are associated with allergic reactions as well as other conditions.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Simon Tsiouris
Infectious Disease 23 years experience
Mosquitoes: Culicidae is the latin name for the family of flies to which all mosquitoes belong.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Simon Tsiouris
Infectious Disease 23 years experience
Prions: Prions are small abnormal proteins that can be transmitted by eating certain types of foods which usually contain parts of the central nervous system ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Simon Tsiouris
Infectious Disease 23 years experience
Long, with treatment: Today, people with hiv/aids who are placed on appropriate medications and adhere to them can expect to live nearly as long as those without hiv.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Simon Tsiouris
Infectious Disease 23 years experience
Less red and painful: If the redness of the skin has stopped advancing and has started to recede and the skin is less painful and tender, then it is likely improving.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Simon Tsiouris
Infectious Disease 23 years experience
Fungal only: Lotrimin (clotrimazole) is a topical antifungal antibiotic and will only work for certain types of fungal skin infections.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Simon Tsiouris
Infectious Disease 23 years experience
Yes: There are between 2500 and 3000 cases of rmsf each year.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Simon Tsiouris
Infectious Disease 23 years experience
Depends: In developed nations like the us, a year's worth of antiretrovirals can cost tens of thousands of dollars which is paid for by the patient, the health... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Simon Tsiouris
Infectious Disease 23 years experience
Yes: There are between 2500 and 3000 cases of rmsf each year.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Simon Tsiouris
Infectious Disease 23 years experience
Up to 50%: About half of individuals who have rheumatic fever with evidence of carditis at presentation will develop significant enough damage to the heart valve... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Simon Tsiouris
Infectious Disease 23 years experience
Not exactly: Reseveratrol is an anti-oxidant which may help in lowering bad cholesterol and reducing the risk of blood clots. It does not boost immune function o... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Simon Tsiouris
Infectious Disease 23 years experience
Few: Between 2003 and 2012 there have been 21 cases and deaths of mad cow disease (bovine spongiform encephalopathy) among cattle in north america.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Simon Tsiouris
Infectious Disease 23 years experience
Its possible: The risk of becoming infected with HIV through a single unprotected sexual encounter is around 1 in 300 to 1 in 1000. Many factors affect the risk.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Simon Tsiouris
Infectious Disease 23 years experience
Fevers and headache: Parrot fever, a.K.A. Psittacosis, usually causes fever associated with muscle aches, malaise headache and dry cough.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Simon Tsiouris
Infectious Disease 23 years experience
Antibiotic: Z-pak is a brand name for the antibiotic Azithromycin which can be used to treat various types of bacterial infections but is most commonly used to t... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Simon Tsiouris
Infectious Disease 23 years experience
Weeks: Individuals may shed epstein barr virus and cytomegalovirus (the two most common viral causes of mononucleosis), for weeks after their symptoms have r... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Simon Tsiouris
Infectious Disease 23 years experience
Ask your OB/GYN: Recommendations regarding restricting travel when pregnant vary and depend on many factors including age of the mother, co-morbid conditions and wheth... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Simon Tsiouris
Infectious Disease 23 years experience
Yes: Resistance means either that the bacteria is inherently resistant to the antibiotic or that its genetic material underwent a mutation that conferred u... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Simon Tsiouris
Infectious Disease 23 years experience
None: Cows and other animals which contract bse are often euthanized.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Simon Tsiouris
Infectious Disease 23 years experience
Unlikely: Hantavirus is a shed by rodents and people get exposed when dust contaminated with rodent droppings is disturbed and inhaled. In general, hantavirus ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Simon Tsiouris
Infectious Disease 23 years experience
6-10 years: On average, and there is much variability, most people will have six to ten years from the time of their initial infection where they are asymptomatic... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Simon Tsiouris
Infectious Disease 23 years experience
Gram positive: Intravenous vancomycin kills a wide variety of gram positive organisms such as staph and strep.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Simon Tsiouris
Infectious Disease 23 years experience
Yes: Clinical symptoms and exam findings along with, occasionally, a swab of the vaginal discharge, is sufficient to make a presumptive diagnosis of a yeas... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Simon Tsiouris
Infectious Disease 23 years experience
Free: In the United States, treatment for tuberculosis is generally free for patients when it is provided by the local health department.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Simon Tsiouris
Infectious Disease 23 years experience
Not long: Keflex has a short half life. After you stop taking it it will be out of your system in 10-12 hours assuming normal kidney function.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Simon Tsiouris
Infectious Disease 23 years experience
Yes: Clinical symptoms and exam findings along with, occasionally, a swab of the vaginal discharge, is sufficient to make a presumptive diagnosis of a yeas... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Simon Tsiouris
Infectious Disease 23 years experience
Not susceptible: Resistance means either that the bacteria is inherently resistant to the antibiotic or that its genetic material underwent a mutation that conferred u... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Simon Tsiouris
Infectious Disease 23 years experience
Yes: You can take both at the same time.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Simon Tsiouris
Infectious Disease 23 years experience
Yes: Crotamiton (eurax) is a scabicide which can be used to treat scabies. It is available only be prescription from a health care worker.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Simon Tsiouris
Infectious Disease 23 years experience
Jerking: Myoclonus refers to unpredictable and uncontrollable jerking of muscles. Any muscle or muscle group can be involved.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Simon Tsiouris
Infectious Disease 23 years experience
Cephalosporin: Cefzil (cefprozil) is a cephalosporin antibiotic used to treat various types of infections.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Simon Tsiouris
Infectious Disease 23 years experience
Mental deterioration: Mental deterioration as manifest by dementia, behavioral changes and decline in higher cortical functions (concentration, judgement) can occur early a... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Simon Tsiouris
Infectious Disease 23 years experience
Depends: In wome, uncomplicated gonorrhea of the genital tract will produce vaginal itching and vaginal discharge in up to 50%. In men, uncompliacted gonorrhe... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Simon Tsiouris
Infectious Disease 23 years experience
Daily: Malarone (atovaquone and proguanil) should be taken daily starting two days before traveling to a malarious area, continued while you are there and fo... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Simon Tsiouris
Infectious Disease 23 years experience
Generally no: But it depends on the allergy and the indication. If the allergy to penicillin is mild and the indication is for a life threatening illness, then zos... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Simon Tsiouris
Infectious Disease 23 years experience
Yes: If you have had chickenpox, then taking Natalizumab will increase your risk of developing shingles. Exactly how much your risk is increased is unknow... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Simon Tsiouris
Infectious Disease 23 years experience
Doxycycline: Doxycycline, an antibiotic, is the first line therapy for rocky mountain spotted fever.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Simon Tsiouris
Infectious Disease 23 years experience
Yes: But it should not be used alone. It needs to be used in combination with other medications to be effective.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Simon Tsiouris
Infectious Disease 23 years experience
Yes: More than 10% of people who receive gentamicin will suffer some effect on the kidney which can lead to a decrease in kidney function which is usually ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Simon Tsiouris
Infectious Disease 23 years experience
Ulcerative colitis: Asacol (mesalamine) is one of many medications available to treat ulcerative colitis, a form of inflammatory bowel disease.

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Tsiouris is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Tsiouris is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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thank you so much. my husband went to dr and was tested but no diagnosis until monday or tuesday of jnext week. he has been out on antibotic
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, MD
Graduated 1998MD

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