Dr. Brian Greenberg

Pediatrics
Agoura Hills, CA
37 years experience male

Locations

The Pediatric Group/The Allergy Group of Southern California

Tarzana, CA

Address

18370 Burbank Blvd, Suite 307, Tarzana, CA
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My office hours

Thursday: 900am - 600pm
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The Pediatric Group/The Allergy Group of Southern California

Agoura Hills, CA

About

Bio

Raised in Florida I have lived in Israel, Pennsylvania and California. I'm trained in Pediatrics and Allergy/Clinical Immunology, both at UCLA I enjoy gardening, travel, world music, reading, hiking and especially, spending time with my family.

Specialties
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Pediatrics

Allergy and Immunology

Pediatric Allergy and Asthma

Licenses

United States: California

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

35 Answers
3 Agrees
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Greenberg
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Yes - Thanks 4 givin: Putting on a tourniquet, squeezing the hand and putting in a needle can all lead to soreness. Also, not unusual for some bleeding (bruising) under th... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Brian Greenberg
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Not common: Aspiration after vomiting is always a possibility but is not common in otherwise neurologically intact people. It is usually accompanied by coughing ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Greenberg
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Yes: Conjunctivitis (pink eye) can be extremely contagious, usually through touch.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Greenberg
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Multiple triggers: Eye allergies are due to direct contact with pollens (tree, grasses and weeds), danders (dog, cat), dust mites and molds. Symptoms usually include it... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Greenberg
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Read to her: You cannot make her a genius nor do you need to. Most doctors that i know are not geniuses but rather smart and very hard working. The most importan... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Greenberg
Pediatrics 37 years experience
See a Psychiatrist: Many people feel miserable in their lives. It's not easy to juggle all of the demands of adulthood. But, if you are miserable to the point of crying... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Greenberg
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Seizure due to fever: Typically seen in young children, the first symptom is usually the seizure & then noticing the high temperature. It occurs because of a rapid ris... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Greenberg
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Not likely dangerous: Acute pruritus (itching < 6 wks) is common and multi-factorial. Most common allergy (food, drug, contact) and infectious (viral, scabies). HIV &a... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Greenberg
Pediatrics 37 years experience
It varies: Most young adults need 7-9 hours of sleep per night. In general the body will catch up when it can. So, if you are sleeping much more on the weekend... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Brian Greenberg
Pediatrics 37 years experience
See the Obstetrician: Your Obstetrician will be able to give you this information either through genetic testing (CVS) or ultrasound.
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A female asked:
Dr. Brian Greenberg
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Allergy treatment: If taking Allegra already you should not double up on a long acting antihistamine (Allegra, Claritin, Zyrtec). This can cause heart issues. Intra-nas... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Greenberg
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Nasal steroids: If this is a temporary issue then short acting meds will help such as anti-histamines and/or decongestants. But, if it is a chronic condition then ro... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Greenberg
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Not likely: There is no real evidence or studies on allergies to other people. If you are reacting in an allergic manner to another person it is much more likely... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Greenberg
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Yes, at Whole Foods: Whole foods has a refrigerated section that usually has a wide variety of live acidophilus. Be sure to check the colony count as it can vary widely.... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Greenberg
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Depends on height: Forty-three kilos may be too little bit it does depend on your height as well as family history. If you weigh much less than you should according to ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Greenberg
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Maybe: A short course (5 days) of oral steroids will not cause any appreciable suppression of the immune system. Chronic use of oral steroids can cause enou... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Greenberg
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Not really: Young babies do not yet know how to clear their throat or blow their nose so all they can reasonably do is sneeze and cough. You can help clear the n... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Greenberg
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Depends on age: In general, it is a very dangerous situation if the body is not getting enough protein. Ultimately it will result in death if not addressed. In youn... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Greenberg
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Yes: Doctors are trained to take care of patients no matter their gender.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Greenberg
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Look further: Soft markers on the heart are a weak sign of down syndrome, meaning that it is cause to look further. Best to have a more detailed ultrasound looking... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Greenberg
Pediatrics 37 years experience
See an Orthopedist: ERs and Urgent Cares are ok for short fixes but not necessarily for a detailed workup. There are a few possible explanations but you should have a pr... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Greenberg
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Depends: If you are 100% certain it it due to detergent then some topical Hydrocortisone cream and oral Zyrtec (cetirizine) for five days will be helpful. Cha... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Brian Greenberg
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Depends on the test: Her test is 1:160 of what? If it is ANA (common titer test) that is a screening test for autoimmune disease. This result would be marginally positiv... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Greenberg
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Bronchitis vs asthma: Dry cough can be associated with asthma, especially if there is a family history or if accompanied by shortness of breath. If there is temperature th... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Greenberg
Pediatrics 37 years experience
See your doctor.: This is a situation where it would really make sense to see your physician for an evaluation. Questions to answer before you go; have you had any si... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Greenberg
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Ice, Benadryl (diphenhydramine): This sounds like a normal (though perhaps more extreme) response to a bee sting. Most likely some immune response without it being a true or dangerou... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Greenberg
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Follow-up: Sounds like your pediatrician is giving you good advice. Worrying will not be helpful but it is important to follow-up on your pediatrician's plan. ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Greenberg
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Depends: If you are still running fever then no. If you are on antibiotics, afebrile and feeling better then it is probably ok.
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Greenberg
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Probably not but...: Long acting anti-histamines should not be used more than one in 24 hours. Taking more has been associated with heart issues but that is still unlikel... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Greenberg
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Yes: Herpetic Whitlow (Herpes on the fingers) is contagious and can be transmitted directly. If you have reason to believe that you have been infected you... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Greenberg
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Prevention: Allergy treatment should be based on environmental avoidance, preventive medication & as-needed medications. Start with HEPA air purifier for bed... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Greenberg
Pediatrics 37 years experience
See your doctor: Very important for you to see your doctor and get evaluated promptly. There are many things that can cause this but important to make sure that there... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Greenberg
Pediatrics 37 years experience
No: Probably best not to drink until enzymes return to normal and, even then, to limit alcohol intake for several months.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Greenberg
Pediatrics 37 years experience
EBV titers: Mononucleosis is a rather extreme manifestation of ebv infection. More mild forms can just be sore throat and fever. Once infected by a virus we wil... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Greenberg
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Ice & anti-histamine: Most flea bites are small, innocuous and not noticeable. Some people, though, react in a dramatic manner characterized by extreme itching, redness an... Read More
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Testimonials
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Greenberg is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Greenberg is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you. This symptom of many was in the middle of my list but now moved to the top
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Thank you doc! Currently there is no rash but my scratch marks,no fever or joint pain neither
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Thanks for your quick reply! Haven't gone normal since my colonscopy. Getting desperate.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Florida College of Medicine, FL
Graduated 1986MD

Residency

UCLA Medical Center
Completed 1999
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