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Dr. Peter Wiernik

Hematology and Oncology
New York, NY
57 years experience male

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Office

Chappaqua, NY

Address

43 Longview Lane, Chappaqua, NY
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Hematology and Oncology

Languages spoken

English

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37 Answers
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Wiernik
Hematology and Oncology 57 years experience
Many causes.: Hepatitis, cancer, medicines, some hereditary conditions to name a few. However, it definitely needs follow-up. You need to see an internist for a pro... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Wiernik
Hematology and Oncology 57 years experience
No: There are many things that can cause elevated liver enzymes: hepatitis, cancer, medicines to name a few. Kidney infection is not one of them.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Wiernik
Hematology and Oncology 57 years experience
Too broad a question: I don't know what you mean by tumors. Warts would probably be the most common cause of growths on the hand. Skin cancer could be another.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Wiernik
Hematology and Oncology 57 years experience
No.: And some can actually be harmful.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Wiernik
Hematology and Oncology 57 years experience
See a neurologist: Although you are young, you may be having transient ischemic attacks. Or you may have a cervical spine problem. Please see a neurologist as soon as po... Read More
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Wiernik
Hematology and Oncology 57 years experience
Smoker?: Smoking can do this. Acid running up from your stomach when you lie down could also do this. That is more likely if you are overweight and have a hern... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Wiernik
Hematology and Oncology 57 years experience
Possibly: A very interesting question. There may be a higher incidence of breast cancer in women with chronic lymphocytic leukemia but there is no association w... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Peter Wiernik
Hematology and Oncology 57 years experience
Maybe: If you mean you can feel your heart beat fast after exercise, you may just be out of shape like me and that may be normal. If you really mean flutteri... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Wiernik
Hematology and Oncology 57 years experience
See a urologist: This could be nothing, but also could be something that needs attention. A stone in the little tubules that connect the testis with the urthra could c... Read More
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Wiernik
Hematology and Oncology 57 years experience
No.: There is no evidence that mould causes kidney cancer.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Wiernik
Hematology and Oncology 57 years experience
Need exam: Your doctor needs to examine you and see if you need a further workup, including more blood tests. Its hard to interpret the test results you shared w... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Wiernik
Hematology and Oncology 57 years experience
Could be normal: Sounds like normal menstrual blood to me. It often has mucus in it which could cause the characteristics you describe. Or you could have a vaginal or ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Wiernik
Hematology and Oncology 57 years experience
Allergy?: Are you using any medicines? Have you changed soap or shampoo recently? Did your doctor check your liver function? There are rare blood disorders that... Read More
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Wiernik
Hematology and Oncology 57 years experience
No: There is a slight increase in skin cancer in HIV+ patients, but it won't start in a wart.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Wiernik
Hematology and Oncology 57 years experience
See a dermatologist: Could be anything from nothing to Lyme disease, etc. Could be irritation from clothing. You need to have a dermatologist take a look. Some rare skin c... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Wiernik
Hematology and Oncology 57 years experience
Depends: The number of plasma cells is not the only determinant of prognosis. Are there bone lesions on x-ray? Is kidney function normal? Has there been a resp... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Wiernik
Hematology and Oncology 57 years experience
Wish I knew.: There is some evidence that excessive exposure to chemicals such as benzene may lead to an increased incidence of chronic myeloid leukemia, and excess... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Wiernik
Hematology and Oncology 57 years experience
A lung infection: Its an infection of the airway tubes in the lungs and can lead to pneumonia if caused by a virus or bacterium. If caused by smoking it can lead to per... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Wiernik
Hematology and Oncology 57 years experience
Medicines: If you are definitely healthy and have been told this by a physician, medicines you are taking could be the answer. Another possibility is starvation,... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Wiernik
Hematology and Oncology 57 years experience
See an orthopedist: You need an orthopedist to examine you to rule out a disk problem or simple muscle spasm.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Wiernik
Hematology and Oncology 57 years experience
Yes: CML can turn into acute leukemia if not treated with one of several modern drugs called tkis. Tkis will prevent this transformation for at least 80% o... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Wiernik
Hematology and Oncology 57 years experience
Many things: Medicines, hepatitis, cancer, certain hereditary diseases to name a few. If you have elevated liver enzymes you definitely need to be evaluated by an ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Wiernik
Hematology and Oncology 57 years experience
Get a pelvic exam: This could be nothing. There's a small chance it could be something serious. At your age cancer is very unlikely, but an infection of some sort is pos... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Wiernik
Hematology and Oncology 57 years experience
AML is more severe: AML is an acute disease that causes bleeding and leads to infection almost immediately if not treated. CML can be present for years without the patien... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Wiernik
Hematology and Oncology 57 years experience
May need a biopsy: How do you know its a lymph node? It could just be a little benign fat tumor called a lipoma. Your doctor should palpate it a decide whether it needs ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Wiernik
Hematology and Oncology 57 years experience
Stress or Allergy: Sounds like stress and the white stuff was probably digested nuts. I assume you're not allergic to nuts?
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Wiernik
Hematology and Oncology 57 years experience
See a gynecologist.: What you found may be normal. But you should have a pelvic exam to be sure.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Wiernik
Hematology and Oncology 57 years experience
Cells don't die: There are 2 main characteristics of malignancy: 1) the tumor cells are genetically altered from normal, and 2) they don't know how to die and therefor... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Wiernik
Hematology and Oncology 57 years experience
Yes: It will resolve the acid problem, but you're taking in alot of sodium, which may aggrevate high blood pressure or kidney disease.
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Wiernik
Hematology and Oncology 57 years experience
Probable infection: You may have a cervical or vaginal infection. You should see a gynecologist to determine if there is an infection and, if so, to treat it.
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Wiernik
Hematology and Oncology 57 years experience
Not tetanus: Doesn't sound like anything serious. If not resolved in a couple of days you need to see your doctor again.
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Wiernik
Hematology and Oncology 57 years experience
Alopecia aereata?: You may have an immunologic condition called alopecia areata. Sometimes the hair will grow back, sometimes it won't On the other hand sometimes changi... Read More
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Wiernik
Hematology and Oncology 57 years experience
Many possible causes: A dry mouth can be caused by a variety of medicines, anxiety, dehydration, etc. Radiation therapy can also be a cause. If it doesn't go away you shoul... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Wiernik
Hematology and Oncology 57 years experience
No: This is probably a normal variation of know significance. If you are really concerned about it, get evaluated by a urologist.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Wiernik
Hematology and Oncology 57 years experience
Infection possible: Could this just be anxiety? Do you have reservations about the encounter? If not, you may an infection in the back of your throat. Let a doctor or nur... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Wiernik
Hematology and Oncology 57 years experience
Its been hot lately: Do you have air conditioning? Do you have a fever when you wake up? Take your temperature and see. If no fever, probably not a medical problem. But if... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Wiernik
Hematology and Oncology 57 years experience
No: Almost certainly "no" unless there were some unusual circumstances at diagnosis. Your treating physician needs to make that decision. I don't know eno... Read More

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Wiernik is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Wiernik is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thanks so much for the answer I will make a appt with her hematologist
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thanks for quelling my worry I think all the symptoms are in my head.
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This made me feel good. Thanks! Thank you for this. No it isn't an allergy.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Virginia School of Medicine, VA
Graduated 1965MD

Awards

Top General Practitioner, First Place, New York - Winter
2013
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