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Dr. Boris Ripa

Pediatrics
Brooklyn, NY
37 years experience male

Locations

Office

Brooklyn, NY

Address

522 lefferts ave, Brooklyn, NY, US
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 10am - 6:00pm
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Insurances accepted

Aetna

Cigna

Altius One Health Insurance

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UnitedHealthcare

Medicaid

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, Polish, Russian

Doctor Q&A

240 Answers
87 Agrees
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Boris Ripa
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Take a small sip: Take a small sips or use a straw.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Boris Ripa
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Many infections : Increase esr.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Boris Ripa
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Depend on age.: All medications are safe if done appropriately for age and weight.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Boris Ripa
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Yes: Baby's skin very sensitive to sun. avoid direct sun ray to the babies
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Boris Ripa
Pediatrics 37 years experience
No: These are 2 different drugs, but have common effects for reducing fever and pain.
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Boris Ripa
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Sty: Is mild eyelid infection. Use warm compresses for relief.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Boris Ripa
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Yes!: Genu valgum is not a problem for having sex.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Boris Ripa
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Many factors : Contribute to 'ideal' weight.50 kg+-5 kg could be your ideal weight.
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Boris Ripa
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Many reasons: From allergy to infections(virus , bacteria, fungus) consult with your doctor.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Boris Ripa
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Tampones: Is intravaginal device used to prevent external bleeding in women during menses.
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Boris Ripa
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Nasal congestion is: Not normal for babies. Causes from congenital narrowing of choanes to simple rhinitis.Consult with your doctor.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Boris Ripa
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Most probably you: got Strep infection from your daughter.
A female asked:
Dr. Boris Ripa
Pediatrics 37 years experience
You may to go to: any City Hospital. They will help You. It's hard to give consultations not seeing patients. It's not money issues but rather legal
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Boris Ripa
Pediatrics 37 years experience
How old is your: child? Could be migraine.Do head CT, to rule out other problems.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Boris Ripa
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Cough: As result of cold can lasts for weeks.Morning cough could be related to postnasal drip.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Boris Ripa
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Spend more time: Outside with your friends and other people.Work more, do more sport activities, read....
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Boris Ripa
Pediatrics 37 years experience
May be: 90 oz almost equal 3l. Check your sugar level and hgba1c to exclude diabetes.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Boris Ripa
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Fruits and veggies: Fruits and vegetables a good sourse of vitamines and water.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Boris Ripa
Pediatrics 37 years experience
No: Some infections can cause asthma, but asthma can not be contagious.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Boris Ripa
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Most probably is a : Cold. Baby needs symptomatic treatment.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Boris Ripa
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Yes: It's simply physics. Heated body gives warms back.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Boris Ripa
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Yes: Artificial sweetener make you more thirthty.
A female asked:
Dr. Boris Ripa
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Many reasons: Weather changes, stress, tiredness, high blood pressure, low blood pressure, infections, and others causes.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Boris Ripa
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Scedule:: 2m , 4m, 6m, 18m, 4 years, 11years and then every 10 years.If you got dirty wound, do shot asap! don't weit.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Boris Ripa
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Bronchodilatators: Like ventalin or albuterol. For long term control, cosult your doctor.
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Boris Ripa
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Make him eat only at: Certain time. #-4 times a day.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Boris Ripa
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Yes: That is why you need to check expiration date.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Boris Ripa
Pediatrics 37 years experience
No: But if you get secondary skin infection, thereis a possibility.
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Boris Ripa
Pediatrics 37 years experience
1st see your Doctor.: After evaluation he can tel you the causes of your overweight and help you with your diet and exercises.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Boris Ripa
Pediatrics 37 years experience
First,find out the : Cause of fever. Then, tylenol (acetaminophen) with a dose 10-15 mg/kg can help.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Boris Ripa
Pediatrics 37 years experience
80mg: Or 2.5 ml. Every 4-6 hrs if t* more 101f.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Boris Ripa
Pediatrics 37 years experience
May be: Wait another 4 days....If you wouldn't get sick, you-immune.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Boris Ripa
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Yes: Strenogeous exercises may delay or even stop the period.
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Boris Ripa
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Do blood test: Blood test also may give some clues. Check hemoglobin, lead, thyroid, kidneys , liver profile, microelements and some other test.
A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Boris Ripa
Pediatrics 37 years experience
May be: It could be UTI or flu or both.To be more sure you have to send your urine and nasal swab for cultures.
A member asked:
Dr. Boris Ripa
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Neds workout: Your child(33Y.O.)needs medical check up including full blood work, ecg, spirometry, PPD test and other tests depending on previous results.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Boris Ripa
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Many reasons: From nasal bleeding to gum problems , lip lacerations , self-biting, blood disorder and even cancer. Check with doctor.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Boris Ripa
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Big: Vaginal itch can couse not just yeaast infections.
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Boris Ripa
Pediatrics 37 years experience
More then usual: Usually for the first 2 m baby gain about 1500 gram(3.3 lb). Your baby gained3.5 lb in 49 days.It's mare then usual gain, but acceptable. Check baby'... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Boris Ripa
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Yes: Once you had a positive PPD test, it will stay positive whole your life. Chest x-ray, what you need to do every few years.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Boris Ripa
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Could be arthritis: Consult your doctor for appropriate evaluation and treatment
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Boris Ripa
Pediatrics 37 years experience
No.: Good hygiene may get rid pin worms from you body.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Boris Ripa
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Many reasons: Few of them are allergy, superficial vessels,genetic pattern...
A male asked:
Dr. Boris Ripa
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Nightmares: can come in your dream at any sleeping positions.

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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

Affiliations

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