Dr. Boris Ripa

Pediatrics
Brooklyn, NY
38 years experience male

Locations

Office

Brooklyn, NY

Address

522 lefferts ave, Brooklyn, NY, US
Directions

My office hours

Thursday: 10am - 6:00pm
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Insurances accepted

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Altius One Health Insurance

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About

Bio

Pediatrician with about 30 years of experience.Location 3099 Coney Island Ave. Brooklyn, NY .tel. 718-891-3964

Specialties
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Pediatrics

Languages spoken

Czech, English, Polish, Russian, Ukrainian

Doctor Q&A

240 Answers
90 Agrees
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Boris Ripa
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Fever, poor appetite: Most common signs of throat infections are fever, sore throat, poor appetite and sometimes abdominal pain.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Boris Ripa
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Selenium: lotion. Apply on affected area for 10 min. for 7 days
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Boris Ripa
Pediatrics 38 years experience
No: Masturbation has nothing to do with constipation. Increase fiber and water intake.
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Boris Ripa
Pediatrics 38 years experience
No: Unfortunately, you already stopped to grow.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Boris Ripa
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Diet: If your have viral infection with stomach symptoms-drink a lot of water.Stop dairy products. Bananas, rice, apple souse, toast and tea(brat diet) w... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Boris Ripa
Pediatrics 38 years experience
See a doctor: Conjunctivitis should be treated by eye drops or ointment. Before starting treatment culture should be done.
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A member asked:
Dr. Boris Ripa
Pediatrics 38 years experience
No : Drug test not included in medical exam, but doctor may ask you about using drugs.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Boris Ripa
Pediatrics 38 years experience
You can: You can loss weight if you 'll be confident! eat a lot of vegetables, dring at least 2 l of water in a day, exercisy 30 min a day, sleep/get rest when... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Boris Ripa
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Yes,she can.: Beside parenteral heigh another factors play role in your doughter hight including her sexual development.
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Boris Ripa
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Could be virus: If your doughtier has diarrhea just for few day most probably it's stomach virus. Give her plenty of water, banana, rice toast(brat diet) .Do not gi... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Boris Ripa
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Yes.: Any unprotected sex can cause STD.
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Boris Ripa
Pediatrics 38 years experience
There a range of wt.: Boy? Girl? Range from19-29 lb. Also it depends on baby's hgt.
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Boris Ripa
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Few days: can not say much. observe Yourself for few weeks.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Boris Ripa
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Usually: such procedures improves pelvic muscles tone
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Boris Ripa
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Check for STD: If negative may be viral infection.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Boris Ripa
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Viral infection: Or food poison, most common.Other could be throat infection, appendicitis and other problems.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Boris Ripa
Pediatrics 38 years experience
First find the cause: Then, start the treatment. Usually fever has viral etiology. So you need symptomatic treatment. Tylenol/motrin for fever as needed.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Boris Ripa
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Probably no......: Condoms protect you from pregnancy more then 90%.
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Boris Ripa
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Depend on her age: Height and constitution. No more then 180 lb, i guess.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Boris Ripa
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Yes: Doctor needs to check your lungs to make right diagnosis and start appropriate treatment.
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Boris Ripa
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Albuterol pump!: Avoid asthma triggers(cats, dogs, dust, pollen).
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Boris Ripa
Pediatrics 38 years experience
It shows: Unspecific inflammation.This test should be interpreted with another blood results and your symptoms.
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Boris Ripa
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Phisical exam: And neck MRI to make right diagnosis.
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Boris Ripa
Pediatrics 38 years experience
It depends: On what medication you take.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Boris Ripa
Pediatrics 38 years experience
1-2 days before: Onset of swelling glands to 5 days after...
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A 17-year-old member asked:
Dr. Boris Ripa
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Allergy?: Your doctor have to see the rash to make appropriate diagnosis.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Boris Ripa
Pediatrics 38 years experience
4-6 hrs: Usually drug works for 4-6 hrs.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Boris Ripa
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Stool culture: If your child has diarrhea after taking antibiotics, the cause may be bacteria c. Difficile which cause pseudomembranous colitis.Dr has to check child... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Boris Ripa
Pediatrics 38 years experience
No.: You may found earwax only in the ear....
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Boris Ripa
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Could: Be milk allergy or lactose intolerance.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Boris Ripa
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Yes: But try not to take them together.Use 2-5 min interval.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Boris Ripa
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Rickets: May affect long bones oh arms and legs. Also skull bones affected.
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Boris Ripa
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Yes!: True love, passion, care may give orgasm to virgin
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Boris Ripa
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Usually home pets do: Not have rabies. But could be infected. Clean the wound and start antibiotic.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Boris Ripa
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Diet.: Plenty of fluids, banana, rice, apple souse, toasts., for 2-3 days. No dairy products.
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Boris Ripa
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Eat fruits: Vegetables with high iron content.Red meat and chicken liver also contain iron.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Boris Ripa
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Viral infection.: Stay in bed few days, drink plenty of fluids, take tylenol (acetaminophen) for fever...
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Boris Ripa
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Talk to his parents: If they feel the same way, consult with psychiatrist.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Boris Ripa
Pediatrics 38 years experience
No: Italy is not a country with high risk of typhoid fever.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Boris Ripa
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Do self exam once : A month and by specialist once a year, if you don't have symptoms....
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Boris Ripa
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Could be: Probably due to hypertrophy of adenoides.
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Boris Ripa
Pediatrics 38 years experience
It depend on many: factors. Contact with your Doctor or Endocrinologist. After few tests it would possible to say if your height is normal or you need treatment.
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Boris Ripa
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Use worm water.: Antibiotic will be useful if it prove strep infection.If no improvement in few days contact your doctor.
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Boris Ripa
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Important to know: how tall are you, your chronic or acute diseases,lifestyle, activities and many others factors.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Boris Ripa
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Clean her nose: Clean her nose with saline drops few times a day.Also use humidifayer at home.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Boris Ripa
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Usually: 2-3 days.
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Boris Ripa
Pediatrics 38 years experience
It's early to say: If baby have a problems. Watch his stool pattern and your diet few days. If problem persist, consult your doctor.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Boris Ripa
Pediatrics 38 years experience
To prevent anemia: Child need 40mg daily. To treat-at least 50mg.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Boris Ripa
Pediatrics 38 years experience
No reason: Babys on formulas usually have astools ones in few days.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Boris Ripa
Pediatrics 38 years experience
No.: Asthma attack gives bronchospasm which gives pulmonary restriction.
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Dr B. Ripa is very knowledgeable and caring physician. He provides sharp answers down to the point.
Dec 8, 2014
Very accurate and timely responses.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Ripa is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks for your quick reply! I made an appt today so Dr. can see him I'm worried because he had UTI when he was about 5 months and his sister had two UTI's she's only 2.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I am already walking for half an hour in morning. Any medication?
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I have severe OSA on cpap daily. Can he also have OSA like me?

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

stavropol
Graduated 1985MD

Residency

MAIMONIDES MEDICAL CENTER

Awards

who is who
Top Pediatrician, Third Place, New York - Winter
2013
Top Pediatrician, Third Place, New York - Summer
2013

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