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Dr. Robert Golenbock

Pediatrics
Danbury, CT
50 years experience male

Locations

Office

Danbury, CT

Address

107 Newtown Rd Ste 1-D, Danbury, CT
Directions

Insurances accepted

Aetna

BlueCross BlueShield

ConnectiCare

Oxford Health Plans

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Office

New Fairfield, CT

About

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.

Pediatrics

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

63 Answers
11 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Golenbock
Pediatrics 50 years experience
The same as mine.: Brain tumors don't usually cause abnormal lab values. Headaches, vomiting, difficulty with vision or balance are some of the signs. Why would you thi... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Golenbock
Pediatrics 50 years experience
To make breast milk: Lactation is the act of making breast milk. The chemical lactate is lactic acid, a product of glucose metabolism. If there are abnormalities of the k... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Golenbock
Pediatrics 50 years experience
Yes.: Any uncoated tablet that is not made to digest slowly can be broken. "time capsules", long-acting delivery systems, and coated pills should be left a... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Golenbock
Pediatrics 50 years experience
Too vague: Believe it or not, a lot of illnesses sound like this. You could have mono. You could have a number of different infections (mostly viral). You cou... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Golenbock
Pediatrics 50 years experience
Yes.: A hiccough is a spasm of your diaphragm. The spasm may cause the pulling in that you see.
A member asked:
Dr. Robert Golenbock
Pediatrics 50 years experience
Could be infection.: Very young infants don't give us good clues to how sick they are. If the cheek is really swollen and red, it may be an infection. It may just be ecz... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Golenbock
Pediatrics 50 years experience
No: Using your eyes to see things is not going to hurt your eyes. Watching tv in the dark, reading in poor light, using a smartphone are all fine. At le... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Golenbock
Pediatrics 50 years experience
Broccoli: I like to saute broccoli with garlic and turmeric in olive oil. The active ingredients in turmeric such as curcurmin are being studied for their medi... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Golenbock
Pediatrics 50 years experience
Yes.: Theoretically, enough stimulation of the glands involving lactation can result in milk production. Certain medications can elevate hormones that may ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Golenbock
Pediatrics 50 years experience
Why are you coughing: The treatment of a cough is the treatment of the cause of the cough. The cause could be a cold or cancer or a dozen other things. Similarly, chinese... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Golenbock
Pediatrics 50 years experience
Larynx irritation: The voice is formed by vibrating the vocal chords. If the chords are swollen, irritated, or damaged, the vibrations will be "out of tune", and you ma... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Golenbock
Pediatrics 50 years experience
Get a light.: Seasonal affective disorder usually comes on with the shorter days of winter. There are special lights you can buy that will help alleviate this prob... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Golenbock
Pediatrics 50 years experience
Tdap reactions: The tetanus-dipththeria-acellular pertussis vaccine often causes soreness and swelling at the site of the injection. Fever is also a possibility. Th... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Golenbock
Pediatrics 50 years experience
GI upset: Well, everything, but usually not all at once. If you're having alternating diarrhea and constipation with bloating, you may have a gallbladder probl... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Golenbock
Pediatrics 50 years experience
Fat is fat: There is no such thing as baby fat. There is only fat. Infants are naturally chubby, and the relatively weak abdominal muscles of a two year old mak... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Golenbock
Pediatrics 50 years experience
Immunity: Actually, your immunity doesn't improve at all. But your newborn infant temporarily has your immunity from the antibodies that have migrated to your ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Golenbock
Pediatrics 50 years experience
POTS and tachycardia: Pots is a disorder of inefficient blood distribution. Your heart reacts abnormally to keep blood flowing to your brain. When you eat, blood flows to... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Golenbock
Pediatrics 50 years experience
Keflex: First, be sure you are really (or still) allergic to penicillin. Second, make sure you really have strep throat (some people have strep in their thro... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Golenbock
Pediatrics 50 years experience
Skin and vitamins.: You're skin does a great job keeping dangerous things out of your body. It's the largest organ you've got! while some small molecules can be absorbe... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Golenbock
Pediatrics 50 years experience
Face rash: How much time do you have? Immune disorders like lupus, viral diseases like fifth disease, bacterial diseases like impetigo, fungal diseases like rin... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Golenbock
Pediatrics 50 years experience
Hcg diet: The fda does not feel that HCG is safe for anyone. The 'hcg diet' starts with 500 calories a day, which is also unsafe. Save yourself some money and... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Golenbock
Pediatrics 50 years experience
Constipation: Some foods pull water into the stool (like prunes) and some foods remove water (like cereals and rice). To prevent constipation -- if you are otherwi... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Golenbock
Pediatrics 50 years experience
Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and amox: There are no contraindications to taking Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and amoxicillin. In short, you can take these two medications together.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Golenbock
Pediatrics 50 years experience
Steroids in infants: Steroids like Prednisolone are potent medications that can have significant side effects. Nevertheless, in patients with asthma there is really nothi... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Golenbock
Pediatrics 50 years experience
Lose wheat & weight: Wheat is digested rapidly to simple sugar. Your blood sugar goes up then down. You get hungry quickly. If you replace the wheat with something more... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Golenbock
Pediatrics 50 years experience
To do what?: Caloric intake is only one issue. Getting enough of the proper nutrients (like proteins, fats, vitamins, and minerals) also matters. How tall is she?... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Golenbock
Pediatrics 50 years experience
Wash your hands: A GI bug can be passed through your food or from poor hygeine. Proper precautions, such as when preparing poultry, can help. But sometimes, when food... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Golenbock
Pediatrics 50 years experience
Lutein, zeaxanthin: For certain forms of macular degeneration the above nutrients may possibly be helpful. Vitamin a is needed to maintain eye health. So is vitamin d.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Golenbock
Pediatrics 50 years experience
Sunburn: Sunburn is a real burn. That's why doctors encourage sunblock. But you can make it feel better while you're waiting for it to heal. Try Ibuprofen (... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Golenbock
Pediatrics 50 years experience
Sort of: Gastroenteritis means inflammation of the GI tract (stomach and/or intestines). Often it's an infection. Rarely that infection is caused by shigella... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Golenbock
Pediatrics 50 years experience
Yokukansan: The japanese herb yokukansan can treat agitation, but it may also lower potassium. I have no experience with it. The popular sleep aid valerian may ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Golenbock
Pediatrics 50 years experience
No.: If you think you need an antibiotic, you probably need to see a doctor. You should go online to find a list of reliable english-speaking doctors wher... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Golenbock
Pediatrics 50 years experience
Yes: Smoking, straining your vocal chords by speaking unnaturally, or shouting a lot can result in damage to your apparatus or even vocal chord nodules, wh... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Golenbock
Pediatrics 50 years experience
Yes: You can learn from a speech pathologist or a voice teacher to seak in lower tones. But your natural voice quality is mostly determined by the shape a... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Golenbock
Pediatrics 50 years experience
Probably nothing.: Voice changes are caused by irritation of the vocal chords. Your forceful hiccoughin may be responsible for the irritation. Drink some hot tea. Try t... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Golenbock
Pediatrics 50 years experience
Torticollis: If this is an acute problem and you are otherwise well with no associated swollen masses, you probably have a spasm of your sterno-cleido-mastoid musc... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Golenbock
Pediatrics 50 years experience
No.: Pupil size can be affected by light, medications (including recreational drugs), pesticides, and also by pain. If your son's grades have started plumm... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Golenbock
Pediatrics 50 years experience
Usually no.: Maybe the ge reflux is coming back. Zantac (ranitidine) is dosed based on weight. As the baby gets bigger, the dose may have to be increased.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Golenbock
Pediatrics 50 years experience
Exercise a cold?: There is a very simple rule. If your symptoms are above the neck, do anything you want. If your symptoms are also below the neck -- fever, muscle ach... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Golenbock
Pediatrics 50 years experience
Insect bite: If your bite is itchy, take a non-sedating antihistamine like Allegra (fexofenadine) 180 and apply very hot compresses. If it is painful and tender, ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Golenbock
Pediatrics 50 years experience
Ask her?: If your daughter is not speaking yet, it can be very hard to know. Headaches are not uncommon in children. Fortunately, they're usually not serious.... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Golenbock
Pediatrics 50 years experience
Energy crash: Some foods are digested quickly, some slowly. Foods that digest quickly, like carbohydrates, cause the blood sugar to rise and fall quickly, leading ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Golenbock
Pediatrics 50 years experience
Ibuprofen: If we assume you don't have strep, you need to decide if the pain is from an allergy causing post-nasal drip or from a virus. Hot liquids, honey, loz... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Golenbock
Pediatrics 50 years experience
Nasal strep: In kids and adults strep bacteria can cause a crusty infection around the nostrils (and just about anywhere else). We call that infection 'impetigo',... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Golenbock
Pediatrics 50 years experience
You can't.: Munchhausen syndrome, where people feign illness or make themselves sick, is a serious psychiatric disorder and very difficult to treat. You could ma... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Golenbock
Pediatrics 50 years experience
Not foods, drugs: I am unaware of foods causing lactation, but certain psychoactive drugs can result in hyperprolactinemia, an abnormal rise in a hormone from the brain... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Golenbock
Pediatrics 50 years experience
Yes.: Congratulations on the birth of your child. Preemies have lots more risks in life, and his bleed may result in problems when he is older. But right ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Golenbock
Pediatrics 50 years experience
Maybe: Breast milk may actually kill HIV virus, but babies have been infected while breastfeeding, possibly because of bleeding nipples. If the mother is on ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Golenbock
Pediatrics 50 years experience
No wheat, no dairy: Some people have problems with the protein in wheat called gluten. Others just need to cut down on their intake of simple carbohydrates. Some people... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Golenbock
Pediatrics 50 years experience
Insect bite: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) treats allergic reactions. Amoxicillin treats a small number of bacterial infections, but not all of them. Cortisone crea... Read More

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Aug 17, 2013
A welcome addition to Pediatrics on Healthtap
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Golenbock is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Golenbock is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks for your quick reply! Gb was removed and still having issues. Wishing for answers and relif
HealthTap member
Thank you, Dr! Yes, I got my pertussis vac. I don't smoke/no asthma.
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Thank you, at this rate he looks like he will lead a normal life (:

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University
Graduated 1972MD

Residency

Kings County Hospital Center

Residency

Mount Sinai Hospital

Residency

Mount Sinai Hospital

Awards

Pediatrician of the Year by Connecticut State CFIDS Association
Top Pediatrician, First Place, Connecticut - Summer
2013
HealthTap Founding Doctor

Affiliations

Center for Pediatric Medicine, PC
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