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Dr. Alessandra Bertolucci

Ophthalmology
Clifton, NJ
34 years experience female

Locations

Office

Clifton, NJ

Address

1135 Clifton Ave, Clifton, NJ
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United States

About

Bio

A Retina Specialist passionate about health and personal doctor patient engagement for the betterment of modern medicine.

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.

Ophthalmology

Addiction Medicine

Languages spoken

English, Italian

Doctor Q&A

201 Answers
67 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alessandra Bertolucci
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
Tea: Tea and coffee are good help to improve digestion.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alessandra Bertolucci
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
Variable: The high blood pressure can be silent and cause no symptom, should be measured to check it, don't wait for symptom. The diabetes also should be check... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alessandra Bertolucci
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
Fever?: You should be worried, are you a smoker? If has not being going for more than 2 or 3 days and there is no fever can wait otherwise see a doc.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alessandra Bertolucci
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
Meditate and focus: Meditate to gather your inner strenght. Focus on the task ahed. That will help your motivation.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alessandra Bertolucci
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
Needs to be checked: Might be an old trauma or a lesion requiring surgery. See your doc.
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alessandra Bertolucci
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
Tough question: Not easy to answer, might need a doc and/or ultrasound and/or mammography.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alessandra Bertolucci
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
Drink water: Good hydration is good to help low blood pressure.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alessandra Bertolucci
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
Non processed food: Integral rice and brown or multigrain bread, all kind of fruit and nuts as well as vegetables are excellent source of nutritious elements.
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alessandra Bertolucci
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
Lack of feeling: Thigh munbeness refer to a lack of feeling/ sensation in the area. Might be temporary or a permanent. You need to be examined if this is happening wit... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alessandra Bertolucci
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
Need to find cause: The cause for it needs to be sorted out. If autoimmune need to see a rheumatologist. For some people food intolerance or allergies are the reason.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alessandra Bertolucci
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
Need to see a Doc: Might represent an infection and needs to be seen.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alessandra Bertolucci
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
Too much is too much: You need salt in the diet but too much is too much! there are many problem related to excessive intake of salt.
A member asked:
Dr. Alessandra Bertolucci
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
Pain? : Might be as simple as an allergy. Might be as severe as a pink eye and require medicine. If there is itchiness and tearing and or mucus secretion mi... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alessandra Bertolucci
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
Stretching: Restless leg syndrome might be a difficult and disruptive problem. Physical exercise and stretching might give temporary relieve. This is a neurolog... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Alessandra Bertolucci
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
Migh need to see Doc: Plenty of water, hydration is very helpful for bronchitis and cough but if is persistent or there is fever needs to see a doc.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alessandra Bertolucci
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
Needs palpation: You need to palpate the breast to make sure that there are no nodule or irregular tissue in the area of pain. If you can do selfpalpation it's great o... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alessandra Bertolucci
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
Is there cough: Often after quitting smoking there is an increase of coughing, rebound effect, that would case chest pain.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alessandra Bertolucci
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
Find the cause: Might be the heart or the tummy or vascular. Need to see a doc to find out, is important.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alessandra Bertolucci
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
Need to see a Doc: Might have an infection and should a doc for the proper diagnosis and treatment.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alessandra Bertolucci
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
Sort of yes but: Angina is the lack of oxygen in an area of the heart and is due usually to a closure or stricture of an artery. Yawning is due to less oxygen and mi... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alessandra Bertolucci
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
Sleep on right side?: If has been going on for over 1 year cannot be an acute infection. Might be related to the position and having the right side down might cause the sw... Read More
A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alessandra Bertolucci
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
Allergy: It sound like an allergic reaction. Might be to the supplementation that you report or to other component of the supplementation. Try to isolate which... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alessandra Bertolucci
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
Any coughing?: You seem to describe chest wall pain which is common after strenuous physical exercise or coughing or vomiting. Any of those associated with it. If no... Read More
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alessandra Bertolucci
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
Might need a doc: I would consider a glass of water, just because is easy. At times dehydration might cause those symptom you describe. Are you well hydrated, you drink... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alessandra Bertolucci
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
Drink and think: Good hydration, with water i mean. Also meditating in any form, close your eye and let your mind free.
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alessandra Bertolucci
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
Meditation: I think of meditation as of therapy done within yourself and very private, close your eye and think freely ( don't do it in the street!).
A member asked:
Dr. Alessandra Bertolucci
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
Yes: Might be related to the need to expel some air.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alessandra Bertolucci
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
Find out the cause: Try to find out what is the food causing it if it is a recurrent problem. Keep a diary for the food consumed and correlate with the pain. If cannot do... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alessandra Bertolucci
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
See a Doc: If there is a tick bite you need antibiotic a treatment to prevent he complication.
A male asked:
Dr. Alessandra Bertolucci
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
Depends: It depends on what kind of pill and the purpose. Generally speaking if you are instructed to take it every day please do so and before changing it dis... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alessandra Bertolucci
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
Normal?: Check for fever, and that's not normal. If no fever and the symptom don't worsen just watching is reasonable.
A male asked:
Dr. Alessandra Bertolucci
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
Not much: Yawning is not an essential part of living, you can live without it.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alessandra Bertolucci
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
Variable: The reason that cause the pinching should be corrected. If it is posture or need for an manual adjustment might be rapid. If is such to require surge... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alessandra Bertolucci
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
Depends: If the reason is intese exercise than stretching is the solution. If the reason is a trauma than resting is the solution.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alessandra Bertolucci
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
Not long: It depends on the area affected but if there is an offending agent stopping should bring prompt resolution.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alessandra Bertolucci
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
Periodicalilty: The period is periodic, will last few days, stop for about 3 weeks and repeat the cycle.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alessandra Bertolucci
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
Drink water: Avoid coffee, smoking, spicy food that at times might cause similar symptom to the uti.
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alessandra Bertolucci
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
Can be dangerous: The pancreatic duct joins with the biiary tract with different pattern. At time pancreatic stone give severe pain but might cause jaundice (yellow ski... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alessandra Bertolucci
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
Needs to see a Doc: There are behavioral treatment that work well. Seek professional help.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alessandra Bertolucci
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
Farily quickly: The disease has an incubation period in which you mihg not feel anything. When the symptom start they will manifest farily rapidly.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alessandra Bertolucci
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
Asthma: You seem to describe asthma which is the condition in which the breathing out is difficult and cause the "whistling". Need to see your doctor.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alessandra Bertolucci
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
Core exercise: To define a specific part of your body should do the work out specific for that area.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alessandra Bertolucci
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
Can't tell: Could be unrelated but need more information on how advanced is the cancer and if there a metastasis. Talk to his doctor.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alessandra Bertolucci
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
Seasonal fruit: Seasonal fruit and vegetable are more tasteful and is less expensive. Rice, pasta are also good for eating on budget.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alessandra Bertolucci
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
Good hydration: Good hydration is a good help. If there is a sinus infection and no drainage of the sinus than water is of no help/.
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alessandra Bertolucci
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
Physical activity: At your weight is difficult to go running but is very important to do some physical exercise, walking or bycicling or zumba etc. Do what you can to in... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alessandra Bertolucci
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
What kind of angiogr: What kind of angiogram? Discussiing the reason for having it and how it is performed will ease your mind. Can also help reading about it.
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alessandra Bertolucci
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
Agree: Sometime are very benign and excessive coffee intake and or lack of sleep are causing it.
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alessandra Bertolucci
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
Alternative: Some person had been treted successfully with Botox injection. (is temporary and should be repeated after few months).
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alessandra Bertolucci
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
Yes: Laryngitis might affect your voice with little to no pain associated with it.

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May 12, 2013
Wonderful doctor and great colleague here on Healthtap
HealthTap member
Mar 23, 2013
Thank you for not scaring me, I'm the one that asked about the blank spot in my periph. vision after throwing up w/ stomach flu. I only notice this small, diamond-like spot when I'm looking at our wal...Read More
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Bertolucci is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you I've been trying not to yawn, it is interesting and has changed my perception:) thank you for letting me know that it is a safe:)
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! That's a very nice answer captured in those small sentences..thank you very much doctor:-)...
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thanks i líke your answer, but i like to know more, to have big and good answers

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Pisa University Medical School
Graduated 1988MD

Residency

St ViNCENT HOSPITAL, New York, NY

Awards

Top Doctor, Third Place, Hackensack, NJ - Winter
2013
Top Ophthalmologist , Second Place, New Jersey - Winter
2013
Top Ophthalmologist , Third Place, New Jersey - Summer
2013
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