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Dr. Stuart Plotkin

Podiatry
Port Jeff Stat, NY
44 years experience male

Locations

Stuart Plotkin DPM

Port Jeff Stat, NY

Address

2 Medical Dr, Suite C, Port Jeff Stat, NY, US
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My office hours

Friday: Closed
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Insurances accepted

Cigna

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Port Jefferson Podiatry

PORT JEFFERSON STAT, NY

About

Bio

In private practice since 1979. All phases of foot care. Board certified ABPO. Lecturer at SUNY Stony Brook Hobbies Dinosaurs

Specialties
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Podiatry

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

117 Answers
12 Agrees
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Plotkin
Podiatry 44 years experience
Pain first step AM: commonly the first step in the morning is the worst, or after sitting for a while and then standing up. The pain is usually on the big toe side (media... Read More
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Dr. Stuart Plotkin
Podiatry 44 years experience
MRSA: I assume you are referring to MRSA a staph infection that does not respond to most antibiotics. You may need an IV antibiotic like vancomycin. You al... Read More
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A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stuart Plotkin
Podiatry 44 years experience
3-6 months: It needed surgery. You probably need to be in a cast non weightbearing for 12+ weeks but if it was completely severed it should have been surgically ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Plotkin
Podiatry 44 years experience
You don't: with good nutrition you need little or no supplements- save your money
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Plotkin
Podiatry 44 years experience
Yes: But check with the pediatrician, he may have already gotten the tetanus vaccine. If your question is about yourself- no not needed for this.
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Plotkin
Podiatry 44 years experience
Podiatrist: The specialist in this matter is a podiatrist. He/she is best equipped to evaluate your child and decide if he needs orthotics- and what type.
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Plotkin
Podiatry 44 years experience
Chip fracture: Most likely the chip needs to be removed surgically. It does not heal well on its own. May need an MRI to visualize it better. If untreated will becom... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Plotkin
Podiatry 44 years experience
Conservative tx: Did you exhaust all conservative treatment? If so you may need surgery, you may have a chronic synovitis around the tendon. Do not get an injection ar... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Plotkin
Podiatry 44 years experience
Skin breakdown: An ulcer is graded from 0 to 4 Grade 0 is blood within the skin. Grade 1 is an opening in the skin that is probably oozing blood, Grade 2 is deeper ... Read More
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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Plotkin
Podiatry 44 years experience
Shoe- 1 more week: if all is healing well then 1 week before you can return to a shoe- but 6 more weeks for high heels
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Plotkin
Podiatry 44 years experience
Dried blood: almost always it is because there was an injury causing bleeding under the nail. The dried blood will take months to grow out, the nail may fall off
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Plotkin
Podiatry 44 years experience
Spenco second skin: spenco second skin is great as blister protection. You can also use "moleskin" The back of the heel is a common place for blisters, Do your shoes fit... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Plotkin
Podiatry 44 years experience
No specific number: There is no set number. What is important is the relationship between BP in the arm and ankle. The ankle BP should be higher than the arm bp.
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Plotkin
Podiatry 44 years experience
Shoes: Very common complaint among women. Unfortunately the best shoes for orthotics have a strong heel counter and some closure, either lace, velcro or stra... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Plotkin
Podiatry 44 years experience
Ganglion?: It sounds like a ganglion, a soft gelatinous benign mass often on top of foot. It can be drained by a podiatrist. ( note this is advice only. You mus... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Plotkin
Podiatry 44 years experience
HIV: Impossible to get HIV from a bee sting, but you could get an infection which may need antibiotics. ( note this is advice only. You must contact your ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Plotkin
Podiatry 44 years experience
Possible fungus: It may also be a superficial fungus on the nails that can be filed off. Probably not related to diet.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Plotkin
Podiatry 44 years experience
Ice: You don't say how old he is. Ice on and off is always a good idea for a sprain. Elevate, keep off foot and if necessary see a podiatrist and get an x-... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Plotkin
Podiatry 44 years experience
Cramp: If you are referring to cramps in the calf and feet at night there are many causes, one of which is being female. Very common in females, not in men, ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stuart Plotkin
Podiatry 44 years experience
Modify cleats: It does sound like metatarsalgia, this could happen in people with a very high arch or a very flat foot. Depending on the cleats, you can file the off... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Plotkin
Podiatry 44 years experience
Need to keep feetdry: First check materials in socks, 100% cotton is not ideal, a mixture of cotton wool and acrylic is best, make sure shoes can 'breathe' try otc powder l... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Plotkin
Podiatry 44 years experience
Plantar fibroma: If it is indeed a hard cyst on the bottom of your foot it is probably a plantar fibroma- benign, not usually painful. It can be removed surgically but... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Plotkin
Podiatry 44 years experience
Pressure from a shoe: If you are referring to the top of your foot, you may have a high arch or a bone spur from one of the joints that rub against the top of the shoe. Yo... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stuart Plotkin
Podiatry 44 years experience
Any time you want: The only reason to have surgery is to reduce pain. When you have had enough of the pain, then it is time. It is always your choice.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Plotkin
Podiatry 44 years experience
Compression stocking: Compression stocking are your best option, in addition to elevating foot and not standing in 1 place too long.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Plotkin
Podiatry 44 years experience
Drysol Rx: There is a prescription medicine called drysol that is great for drying out sweaty feet. it is very potent
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stuart Plotkin
Podiatry 44 years experience
Seborrheic dermatitis: If they can be scrubbed off with a washcloth they could be a seborrheic dermatitis.
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Plotkin
Podiatry 44 years experience
Probably not: There is no listing of edema being caused by Risperdal but any side effect is possible. I would look at poss varicose veins, hormones or other drug re... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Plotkin
Podiatry 44 years experience
Get a medical opinio: While melanoma is a serious cancer the chances are great that it is a blood blister, especially if it appeared suddenly, and it should fade in a few d... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Plotkin
Podiatry 44 years experience
Must consult surgeon: Whenever a patient is concerned about a surgery it is important to tell the surgeon right away and not wait until a possible problem becomes too serio... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stuart Plotkin
Podiatry 44 years experience
How about a bicycle?: How about a bicycle? You should be able to do lower extremity exercises but try them slowly to see how you do
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Plotkin
Podiatry 44 years experience
Diabetic?: Check your blood sugar, could drop very low at night causing sweats, anxiety and other symptoms
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stuart Plotkin
Podiatry 44 years experience
Drink responsibly: You can have an occassional drink but excess alcohol and terbinafine can negatively affect your liver
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Plotkin
Podiatry 44 years experience
No easy way: sorry there is no easy way to remove these benign skin lesions, they are small fatty deposits that squeeze their way under the skin. There might be a ... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Plotkin
Podiatry 44 years experience
Ankle sprain: The calcaneo-fibular ligament is one of the important stabilizers of the lateral ankle. It is usually the first to be injured with an inversion ankle ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Plotkin
Podiatry 44 years experience
Pain or no symptoms: At first you say you have leg pain and foot numbness, then No symptoms?? Odds of it being a blood clot depends on your medical condition, for instanc... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Plotkin
Podiatry 44 years experience
Possibly: any question that starts with a "Could" is possible. Often a 'valgus' foot has a high arch and that would show in a footprint, like an impression in t... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Plotkin
Podiatry 44 years experience
Yes: I've tried Clif bars and they have good nutrition and carbohydrates for energy
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Plotkin
Podiatry 44 years experience
Few weeks: If you have been on cymbalta (duloxetine) for more than a few weeks then it will take a few weeks to 'wash out' of your body. this is not the type of ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stuart Plotkin
Podiatry 44 years experience
Get an x-ray: If it is not the big toe, you can tie it to the adjacent toe. Put some cotton between the toes. The big toe is different, that may need a surgical sho... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Plotkin
Podiatry 44 years experience
Different antibiotic: You may also want to ask your doctor if he/she wants to switch to another antibiotic. You need to take most antibiotics for 10 days
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Plotkin
Podiatry 44 years experience
Target weight 189: Using a BMI calculator your "target weight" is 189lbs, of course it depends also on body type. Eat less calories, and more healthy foods, reduce junk ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Plotkin
Podiatry 44 years experience
6 weeks: Average is 6 weeks of rest, ice, ace.
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stuart Plotkin
Podiatry 44 years experience
Does it matter: It is hard for an individual to tell them apart, one way is to test muscle strength, a doctor can "stress" the ankle to be better able to distinguish.... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Plotkin
Podiatry 44 years experience
You can't: It takes months for dried blood under the nail to grow out. Why are you getting bruises? Are you on blood thinners? Wear high heel shoes?
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Plotkin
Podiatry 44 years experience
Yes: Too high an arch is associated with hammertoes, callouses on the bottom of the feet, arch heel knee and low back pain. A high arch has little shock ab... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Plotkin
Podiatry 44 years experience
Yes: If the callouses get too thick they can ulcerate. If you are a diabetic or have decreased sensation in your feet you are at greater risk
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Plotkin
Podiatry 44 years experience
Increased pressure: High arch feet have pressure only on the heels, a narrow strip outside of foot and across ball of the foot. An orthotic can help redistribute pressure... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Plotkin
Podiatry 44 years experience
How much?: The straight answer- an ocassional drink- no, an alcoholic- definately yes.
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Plotkin
Podiatry 44 years experience
Calories in vs out: It is all about how many calories you take in and how many you burn during exercise. Some foods are much higher in calories than other foods given the... Read More
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Plotkin is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Plotkin is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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30mmgh not 300mmgh. ;) Yes it is a little high, but my bp seems to be lowering+stabilizing the more foods I remove from my diet that cause me probs.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I have Beau's Lines on hands and feet. Most visible: thumbs and index
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Your answer was very helpful! Thanks :) Yes. They fit well. However, they get tighter as I run outside.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

CCPM
Graduated 1979MD

Medical/Graduate school

California School of Podiatric Medicine at Samuel Merritt University,
Graduated 1979MD

Awards

Top Podiatrist, Third Place, New York - Winter
2015

Affiliations

Stony Brook University

Publications

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