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Dr. Erine Kupetsky

Family Medicine
Philadelphia, PA
17 years experience female

About

Bio

I am holistic physical, specializing in the complete care of children, adults and the elderly. I am board certified family physician with a subspecialization in dermatology and also completing a dermatology residency. I enjoy caring for all of your health needs and especially your skin care concerns.

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.

Family Medicine

Dermatology

Licenses

United States: New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania

Doctor Q&A

121 Answers
78 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Erine Kupetsky
Family Medicine 17 years experience
No: Continue to use it (pea sized drop to clean dry face) , let dry and add frag and oil free lotion on top. If you're still dry, continue to moisturize d... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Erine Kupetsky
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Yes: Antivirals like Acyclovir or Valtrex (valacyclovir) are common to use for treating and preventing herpes outbreaks.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Erine Kupetsky
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Nooooo!: Please vaccinate you children with the vaccine for chicken pox when appropriate. Having the actual infection puts them at lifetime risk if reactivatio... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Erine Kupetsky
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Get checked : Fever and rash on and off is not good and you may require a skin biopsy and further blood work evaluation.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Erine Kupetsky
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Apthous ulcer: Aphthous ulcer is a common condition of getting ulcers in the mouth. Other causes may be heat trauma, herpes simplex 1, or blistering diseases like pe... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Erine Kupetsky
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Fever: Just recheck; any temp >100.4f is fever but usually is present w other symptoms of illness.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Erine Kupetsky
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Yes: Make sure you took the abx for the full course. Sometimes, with enlargement of a cyst in an area that is very innervated, may cause referred pain into... Read More
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Erine Kupetsky
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Possible : COPD can lead to emphysema , which in general leads to pulmonary de compensation, needing oxygen, and succeptubilty to lung infections too. Best to no... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Erine Kupetsky
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Hair loss?: Depends on cause : if hairline hairloss?(maybe traction alopecia); if temporal areas or in crown general thinning, no bald patches:(maybe female or ma... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Erine Kupetsky
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Maybe: Being exposed to MRSA can make you not only get but again, but become a carrier and transmit the bacteria to yourself and others.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Erine Kupetsky
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Allergic conjuntivit: An itchy rash in the eyes that lasts 2 years is most likely to be due to allergy - either something in the environment or something you're applying.
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Erine Kupetsky
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Balanitis or Reiters: While the first inclination is to get a culture to make sure it's not an std like gonerrhea, other causes of inflammation of the penis/urethra are bal... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Erine Kupetsky
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Yes!: This may be something very serious. You need to be evaluated by your doctor.
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Erine Kupetsky
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Depends: If its chaffing: tx with drying powder. If its in the groin folds and bright red: can be candidiasis (itchy) or inverse psoriasis (itchy and or painf... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Erine Kupetsky
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Yes: Otc anti fungal shampoos help. Use on skin for 2-3 min, rinse. Try for 3 weeks. Otc topical ketoconazole 1% helps too. The best: rx for 2% Ketoconazol... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Erine Kupetsky
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Injection vs surgery: Keloids are defined as scars that overthrow their boundaries. These scars respond well and udually shrink with intralesional injections if kenalog (tr... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Erine Kupetsky
Family Medicine 17 years experience
URI: Sounds like you've caught a viral cold. Supportive tx is my recommendation i.e. Fluids, decongestants, otc pain relievers.
A member asked:
Dr. Erine Kupetsky
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Need pic: I think a picture wil be helpful in diagnosing your problem. It could be anything from eczema to molluscum, to scabies.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Erine Kupetsky
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Meds vs filling: Some medications produce a side effect of metallic taste. Of course, don't over look the possibility of a metal filling.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Erine Kupetsky
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Ohhhh YES!: Sleeplessness, body aches, joint pain, send insomnia all get worse as you get into the 8-9 month. Teas, avoiding caffeine starting in early afternoon,... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Erine Kupetsky
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Yes: It's usually a very itchy vesicular rash on elbows and knees and assoc to celiac disease. Avoiding gluten usually improves rash.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Erine Kupetsky
Family Medicine 17 years experience
37-40 weeks : Your baby can drop at anytime. After 37 weeks, you're considered full term. Hopefully baby will drop within the next 3-4 weeks.
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Erine Kupetsky
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Nerve(s) intrapment?: The armpit is the site for the brachial plexus, where a bunch of nerves come off and supply the arm. I would suggest a visit to the doctor for eval of... Read More
A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Erine Kupetsky
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Depends: At 3 weeks, if baby is generally feeding well and wetting diapers well, the rash can be benign like allergy to detergents, miliaria from clogged sweat... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Erine Kupetsky
Family Medicine 17 years experience
No: I am not aware of ice helping. I have heard if cryotherapy for acne to peel the skin. But i think there are better ways to tx.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Erine Kupetsky
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Doubtful: Whether its the sperm in cowper's glands or ejaculation, sperm needs to be delivered into the vagina. Also, if you have your period, chances are your ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Erine Kupetsky
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Folliculitis: If you have pustules on hair-bearing region of vagina, may be simple folliculitis which can scar with a dark mark in pts of darker skin color. If you ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Erine Kupetsky
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Depends: Without seeing it, it's hard to say. A nevus anywhere can fade w time or get darker w time and sun. This needs to be observed to make sure it doesn't ... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Erine Kupetsky
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Yes: After years of pelvic surgery, pts can experience pain due to scarring, or adhesions in the area. Endometriosis can have "seeds" of growth anywhere in... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Erine Kupetsky
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Depends : Itch usually precedes the rash of eczema and continues unless eczema is properly treated with rx topical therapy. If not tx'd it can become infected. ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Erine Kupetsky
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Get checked!: Joint pain during the last month is normal due to relaxin. If u lost ur plug you may deliver in 1-2 weeks or sooner. Best to get checked (cervical exa... Read More
A 66-year-old male asked:
Dr. Erine Kupetsky
Family Medicine 17 years experience
70-100: Usually a fasting glucose in someone without diabetes is than 100 and more than 70.
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Erine Kupetsky
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Yes: Pregnancy in general is changing your body and fatigue is super common. May want to make sure you're 1) taking your prenatal daily, 2) getting enough ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Erine Kupetsky
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Need u/a and exam: You may have an infection in ur urine and or a yeast infection. Suggest examination of genitalia and urine.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Erine Kupetsky
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Yes: If you have an genital outbreak and deliver vaginally, yes you can pass it to baby. Best prevention is to take Valtrex (valacyclovir) 500 mg once dail... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Erine Kupetsky
Family Medicine 17 years experience
See your OB: Swelling of legs and or if body in pregnancy needs to be eval by OB to make sure it's not pre-eclampsia.
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Erine Kupetsky
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Herpes zoster: If these burned just prior to eruption or are painful this may be herpes zoster, a recurrent deactivation if the chicken pox virus. Need culture to pr... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Erine Kupetsky
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Zoster vs eczema : Clusters of blisters usually indicates herpes zoster. Eczema or allergic contact dermatitis can also present as blisters but not in clusters and u eit... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Erine Kupetsky
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Zovirax (acyclovir): You can use zovirax (acyclovir) cream for hsv but oral antivirals are more effective.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Erine Kupetsky
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Hpv?: People can have skin tags that they've gad for decades around genitalia and anus. However, if these lesions are recent, it's important to have them te... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Erine Kupetsky
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Yes: You need to be evaluated to make sure something else isn't going on.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Erine Kupetsky
Family Medicine 17 years experience
SPF>30: Darkening of facial skin is most commonly due to sun exposure but can also be due to drugs+sun , melasma, or inflammatory disorders. All these have th... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Erine Kupetsky
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Scar: Sounds like a scar, esp like a hypertrophic scar, which is a ropey hard area of previous trauma or inflammation that doesn't out grow its boundary.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Erine Kupetsky
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Seb derm?: Seborrheic dermatitis is a common scalp, face, ear, and central chest condition that appears as itchy white thin scale on scalp, and on the other area... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Erine Kupetsky
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Yes: Can be folliculitis or kp. Need to eval or send a pic.
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Erine Kupetsky
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Topical steroids : The first thing is that you should limit wiping with abrasive wipes-water is good to wipe food away. Moisterization of all skin is essential. I like c... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Erine Kupetsky
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Possible : Sometimes a "period" may be confused w the blood that comes from the embryo attaching to the uterine wall. Also, the pill is approx 86% effective and ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Erine Kupetsky
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Hemangioma?: Capillary malformations on the skin can present as hemangiomas (red-purple papules) anywhere on the body. With trauma, they can bleed. Best to have a ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Erine Kupetsky
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Preg vs GI bug?: If you think you may be preg, you need to check with preg test. Otherwise, thus may be a stomach bug. Either case, you're losing electrolytes by vomit... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Erine Kupetsky
Family Medicine 17 years experience
No: Stitches are required for lacerations that are approx 5mm or when the subcutaneous fat is seen. Location and type of wound will also determine if you ... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Kupetsky is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Kupetsky is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Kupetsky is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

UMDNJ-SOM
Graduated 2005MD

Residency

ST JOSEPH'S HOSPITAL

Residency

Tri-County Dermatology'LECOM

Awards

Clinical instructor
Top Family Physician, First Place, Pittsburgh, PA - Winter
2013
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