Dr. Michael Perez

Internal Medicine
New York , NY
39 years experience male

Locations

Hope Center

Yonkers, NY

Address

2 Park Ave , Yonkers, NY, US
Directions

Insurances accepted

Medicare

Affinity Health Plan

CIGNA Health Care

Medicaid

Excella Medicine, INC

New York , NY

About

Bio

Internal medicine and nephrology private practice in upper Manhattan, Bronx, and Lower Westchester. Inpatient, outpatient, dialysis and nursing home care.

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.

Internal Medicine

Languages spoken

English, Haitian Creole

Doctor Q&A

314 Answers
111 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Perez
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
May be normal: Depends on how much blood. Make sure you have enough lubrication, try using the jelly lubricant. Also may be worth getting checked by a doctor to make... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Perez
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
Short time: The problem does not usually affect the elbow or the wrist or any joint in the hand. Writing and drawing can resume quickly and gradually increase ov... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Perez
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
Very painful: A dislocated shoulder is unable to move normally. If you can do normal range of motion, then it may not be dislocated, just painful for any number of ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Perez
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
A pimple: It does not sound like anything else- a Bartholin's cyst is usually larger and more painful. Herpes would look like many clear blisters in a cluster. ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Perez
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
May not be related: If she is taking medications, i would check them for any possible side effects that could explain this. But i would question whether there are any sto... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Perez
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
We all have doubts : we all have doubts and what we can do is prepare and do our best. We cannot read other people’s minds. They probably are preoccupied by their own worr... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Perez
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
Not likely: there is always a chance you could get pregnant but unlikely in the scenario you describe. if you have unprotected sex around your ovulation time, you... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Perez
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
Infection : Bladder infection is first consideration. It is typical.
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Perez
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
Venous stasis: the cause of swelling is between inflammation of the joint space leading to "effusion" or fluid in the joint. this happens in arthritis conditions. i... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Perez
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
Call your ob: did you have a pregnancy test to confirm you are pregnant? did you start seeing an obstetrician? if so, call your ob. this is a serious symptom and si... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Perez
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
Need basics: start with the basics- enough sleep at the right time, meaning no night owl activities, regular healthy meals on time, wake up early and be more activ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Perez
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
Yes: It's like having insurance. It will be beneficial only if you or someone in the family needs it. Luckily chances are low that anyone will have the ki... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Perez
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
See ophthalmologist: be careful you are not rubbing your eye. Make sure the hands are washed clean with soap and water, if you do. Lastly, you could have underlying allerg... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Perez
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
Read and think: not the usual health question but I take the challenge. read a lot, you will see how others develop ideas logically. Sometimes emotion triggers thinki... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Perez
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
Keep taking aspirin: i'm not sure where your clots are. are they on your skin or did they occur inside blood vessels? either way, it is worth a trip to your doctor to ask ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Perez
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
Many possibilities: Gastritis can do this and it is very common. The symptoms can be controlled with nonprescription antacids, acid reducers such as ranitidine and omepra... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Perez
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
Can become inactive : Lupus is a poorly understood autoimmune disease which requires long term treatment and monitoring. The best results come when patients work well toge... Read More
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Perez
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
What you can do: To protect your kidneys: control your blood sugar and keep your hemoglobin a1c below 7. Control your blood pressure down to 120/80. Measure your urin... Read More
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A 69-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Perez
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
Not on your own: The dose you are on is small, and you may be near that tome. The time to get off steroids depends on how well controlled your disease is. It is based ... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Perez
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
Maybe: Are you getting all these meds from one provider? They are all psychoactive but are different chemicals and have different uses. Naltrexone is for nar... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Perez
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
No: Take the pill the way it is prescribed. Take it perfectly as you say and live your life normally.
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Perez
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
No: Usually the underlying cause of high bilirubin is the main concern. I don't know of any complication from the bilirubin itself, but there is usually o... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Perez
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
Aggressive medicine: These are signs of disease in the blood vessels in the brain. It may be atherosclerosis and all its complications. The process takes years to cause pr... Read More
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A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Perez
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
Clarification?: This sounds like intermittent claudication or leriche syndrome in which there is not enough blood or (circulation) to the legs during activity. I reco... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Perez
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
Try different brand: If you stay with severe vit d deficiency, you will not be healthy in the long run. Therefore do a trial of different vit d supplements to find one you... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Perez
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
Probably ok : Those symptoms are not suggestive of anything serious. The pain is possibly from muscle spasms. They will get worse if you worry unnecessarily. If you... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Perez
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
Luck and good habits: If you are spared the genetic and congenital diseases, let's hope you continue to benefit from good genes. Vaccination helps. Now lifestyle like smoki... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Perez
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
Daily: There's no rule. It depends on how much you sweat, how dirty or oily your skin gets. Daily or every other day is safe start. Changing the clothes wi... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Michael Perez
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
Probably ok: Everything has to be taken in context. There are no simple answers. BUN is a waste product of protein metabolism and low level is not necessarily bad... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Perez
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
It's ok: Bisacodyl and other laxatives cause dependence after chronic use and ppl can't have bm without taking them. But half a pill is not a lot. Also, after... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Perez
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
Probably ok: Bleeding patterns and appearance of the blood can vary a lot. It most likely is normal occurrence. But if you have unusual pain, burning, or odor, you... Read More
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A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Perez
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
Control, not cure : Gerd is when acid content of the stomach is allowed into the food pipe (esophagus). It is a defect in the function of the sphincter which should prev... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Perez
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
May not be bad: An experienced person has to take a look. Possibilities are many and may be minor. Thrush and leukoplakia come to my mind. They may need medical tre... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Michael Perez
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
A good time: If you are an adult, the vagina in an aroused state can accommodate sex. A partner who is patient and aware of your inexperience can be a guide who al... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Perez
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
It could but I doubt: Possibilities in connection with periods is mood disorder (in which case this would happen with previous periods and with almost every period). Not c... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Perez
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
Yes: An allergist can test for it and also check the most common allergens which you may not be aware of. Now whether it is worth going through all that is... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Perez
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
Gastritis: Sounds like a very irritated stomach- could be gastritis or a peptic ulcer. Antacids, antipepcid medications, can give prompt relief. If symptoms pers... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Perez
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
Normal: The whole test looks normal. Phosphate is waste product which has meaning in context. It's presence in urine is normal and has no significance in itse... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Michael Perez
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
Very low: From that one episode, chances are near zero.
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Perez
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
Probably nothing: The character of the clots doesn't mean much. If the blood is with your periods, it is not suspicious for any medical condition.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Perez
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
Maybe anxiety?: It's a stretch but nothing medical comes to my mind. Have someone like a doctor or nurse look in your ear anyway.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Perez
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
Dry skin?: Certainly it's not bugs. If you don't see them, they're not there. Try moisturizing skin lotion, or even Benadryl (diphenhydramine) lotion for itching... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Perez
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
You need a doctor: you should get an xray to check the location of the thing you swallowed AND you need a doctor to check if you have blood in the stool and to advise yo... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Perez
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
No: tearing is not a sign of serious problem. Tearing can cause runny nose. This is not serious either. Stay well
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Perez
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
Hematoma: Sounds like a hematoma or what we call black and blue. The bruised area has blood seeping into the tissues. The blood turns darker and changes the app... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Perez
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
Gastritis: You may have a predisposition to irritation and inflammation of the stomach. Sometimes it is provoked by stress and anxiety. If the problem persists, ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Perez
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
Rhinitis: Most likely allergic rhinitis, but in any case, it may improve with over the counter antihistamine such as loratadine, cetirizine, and a nasal steroid... Read More
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Perez
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
May be gastritis : I take it that your husband cannot eat eggs because they cause upset stomach and burping. Both are symptoms of gastritis. Eggs could cause symptoms wi... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Perez
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
Almost : Diabetic neuropathy causes pain and can lead to ulcers in the feet. But a lot more can be going on. A good place to start is the foot doctor's office.... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Perez
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
Two poss answers: 1-sounds like spinal stenosis. Usually occurs after middle age, similar to arthritis. 2- sounds like kidney atrophy from CKD (chronic kidney disease... Read More
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Perez is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Perez is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 24, 2019
The most knowledgeable, caring doctor I have ever met.
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This was very helpful. Thanks! I kno the prob tht can occur w/tis med. New laws & legisltv BS has forced the ppl takn it 2 cut bk or stp. Its not fair 4 ppl tht hav been on it 4 yrs. I thnk it shld on...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Yes. Very much my next inquiry will be regarding CKD: (Urine-Ketosis+5) (RBC+7) (Serum CA+10s /PTH50-85) (CA+24hr 500s!) Creatinine24HR 3.92 !) No adenoma -4D CT Calci...Read More
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Another doctor mentioned Celiac disease. I have some other common symptoms, but there are 300 to choose from. I'll call doc on Mon. Thank u.

Education & Training

Residency

LINCOLN MEDICAL & MENTAL HEALTH CENTER

Awards

Assistant professor of clinical medicine, Columbia university, college of physicians and surgeons
TOP GENERAL INTERNIST, Second Place, NEW YORK - 2018
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