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Dr. Edgar Mendizabal

Internal Medicine
Plainview, NY
55 years experience male

Locations

Endocrine Physicians

Plainview, NY

Address

1097 Old Country Rd, Suite 141, Plainview, NY
Directions

Fax

(516) 931-1008

Insurances accepted

Aetna

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield

MultiPlan, Inc

Oxford Health Plans

United HealthCare Insurance Company

Medicare

About

Bio

I was born in Bolivia but I settled in New York 45 years ago. When not working, I sail a little. I deal with hormones, those magic molecules rponsible for most of our inner selves. Feel to ask questions before a formal visit.

Specialties
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Internal Medicine

Licenses

United States: New York

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

1.6K Answers
690 Agrees
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
Internal Medicine 55 years experience
Many SSRI: Are available, but it sound like you do not need selectives any more. Think of venlafaxine that works in other receptors as well.
A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
Internal Medicine 55 years experience
Angioedema: Sometimes when you take some medications but frequently without provocation.
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
Internal Medicine 55 years experience
Pain should be: Mild, otherwise the block was not relieved. Tell your surgeon.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
Internal Medicine 55 years experience
They drop: But not because younare better. During pregnancy, levels of cortisol binding globulin are high, they drop after termination. Cushings should be addr... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
Internal Medicine 55 years experience
Clear in 2 days: But you should be doing meth at all!
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
Internal Medicine 55 years experience
Pregnancy rhinitis: Elevate your head and use saline rinses. Use decongestants sparingly after 3 months.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
Internal Medicine 55 years experience
Fish oil: Is nit bad for diabetes, especially if they have high triglycerides.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
Internal Medicine 55 years experience
Xerosis: Always worse in winter. No soap on legs (even dove), no hot water and plenty of thick emolients like shea butter.
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
Internal Medicine 55 years experience
If you bleed,: Stop Lovenox (enoxaparin) and hou will be ok. Aspirin has a long half life so you will bleed a little.
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
Internal Medicine 55 years experience
No relation: Between between hypothyroidism and hyperparathyroidism despite the names. Do nit stop.
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
Internal Medicine 55 years experience
If no medications: Involved, see a psychiatrist as there are excellent treatments.
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
Internal Medicine 55 years experience
Coffee: If you are not an habitual drinker, 25 mg will help. Unfortunately, the effect decreases as time goes by. Major league stimulants like Ritalin (meth... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
Internal Medicine 55 years experience
Tendonitis?: Difficult to tell without an exam, but you might suffers from a sprain or even tendonitis if the pain is close to the bone. Have a rheumatologist ch... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
Internal Medicine 55 years experience
Surgery not good: Good for mucocele for not for tomato allergy. See an allergist next.
A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
Internal Medicine 55 years experience
Distorted sensation: A partial regeneration of neural tissue gives bizarre symptoms. Anticonvulsants might help. There are also spinal stimulators.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
Internal Medicine 55 years experience
Check magnesium: Even if normal, try magnesium tablets to relax your muscles.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
Internal Medicine 55 years experience
Yes: Levels go up and down, not always clear why. Do not stop treatment if uou still need it.
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
Internal Medicine 55 years experience
Tylenol (acetaminophen): In small amounts. Hi doses might damage your liver.
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
Internal Medicine 55 years experience
Zinc: Vit c does not do much. Take adequate amounts of zn, though.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
Internal Medicine 55 years experience
Labyrinthitis: It is probably due to a viral infection of the inner ear. Try meclizine.
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
Internal Medicine 55 years experience
Kitten,: Probable ruptured hemorrhoid. Blood is always abnormal, have it checked.
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
Internal Medicine 55 years experience
Most of us: Do not not need extra vitamins. In reasonable amounts, they are not harmful.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
Internal Medicine 55 years experience
Not good: The vagina is not sterile and infection might be introduced. Why do you take florinef (fludrocortisone)?
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
Internal Medicine 55 years experience
No: As the changes progress, your estrogen level will drop and the endometrial thickness will improve.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
Internal Medicine 55 years experience
Very unlikely: But lupus might explain some of those symptoms. Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) also gives bizarre side effects at times.
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
Internal Medicine 55 years experience
Yes: It might be a hernia, or a lymph node.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
Internal Medicine 55 years experience
Laughter is good: Laughter stimulates the release, of endorphins, that relieve pain.
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
Internal Medicine 55 years experience
Wait a little longer: If you delayed surgery for a long time, the recovery will take long too.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
Internal Medicine 55 years experience
No: But you should not be taking it. It has been linked to liver failure. If you are pregnant you will get a pony.
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
Internal Medicine 55 years experience
Need GGT level: If high, liver disease, if normal Paget's disease of the bone.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
Internal Medicine 55 years experience
Water: Do not get dehydrated when taking zovirax (acyclovir) to, avoid kidney toxicity.
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
Internal Medicine 55 years experience
Pretty high: I hope you did not shake hands too.
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
Internal Medicine 55 years experience
Get second opinion: Blood is always abnormal and source should be identified.
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
Internal Medicine 55 years experience
No effect: Calpeotectin detects severe inflamation of the intestine, not affected by Protonix (pantoprazole) and the like, or vitamins for that matter. It should... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
Internal Medicine 55 years experience
I am not sure: What you mean. The only thing you could do is to start taking an oral conctraceptive.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
Internal Medicine 55 years experience
Subacute thyroiditis: This condition imitates a lot of other things but it is harmless, except that it lasts for months, ibex.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
Internal Medicine 55 years experience
Sounds like static: In winter the air is dry and these discharges are posible. But make sure your electrical outlets are not shorted.
A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
Internal Medicine 55 years experience
Deep vein thrombosis: Very likely, a clot in your main vein behind the knee. Get a doppler study. Less frequently, a bakers cyst that riptured, same test diagnostic.
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
Internal Medicine 55 years experience
Side reversal: The knee jerk should be decreased on the injured side but not every body follows the book. Get better.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
Internal Medicine 55 years experience
Not unexpected: But you should have them checked when you are not sick.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
Internal Medicine 55 years experience
He is dependent: No one starts drinking a lot in the beginning but if it is steady and daily, dependency will develop. Anybody with alcohol issues in his family?
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
Internal Medicine 55 years experience
No: You might shunting too much blood in the wrong direction.
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
Internal Medicine 55 years experience
No: You a very low risk for complications.
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
Internal Medicine 55 years experience
True: Blood pressure is high in the early morning. I would suggest taking your blood pressure 2 x a day as you might want to know how high it gets.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
Internal Medicine 55 years experience
Irregular periods: Are a feature of pcos syndrome. You do not seem to be pregnant.
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
Internal Medicine 55 years experience
If you are referring: To lasik surgery, you should br ok. Long term experience is good.

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Mar 25, 2015
Great doctor. Consistently gives thoughtful, insightful and expert advice.
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Nov 13, 2013
Very fast response. Although it wasn't what I wanted to hear, it was very helpful so that I do not rush my healing or injure myself further. Thank you for your time Dr. Mendizabal! I sincerely appreci...Read More
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Nov 26, 2015
Thank you Doc for taking out the time to answer my question some 5 months ago. Have a happy thanksgiving and see you always at the top.
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This made me feel good. Thanks! Thank you for your input. I took another test yesterday. A first response and to no avail it was instantly positive once again. No fading. Just one big fat solid positi...Read More
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This made me feel good. Thanks! Thanks Dr.Mendizabal,I kind of figured that is what is happening to me,I embrace it believe me.I just need to get the tumor removed(it's a thorn)so I can be free.Apprec...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Went today to ENT. Diagnosed with sudden sensory neural hearing loss SSNHL. Big issue. Today started prednisone. Best medical centers advise it. Injections to start Mon...Read More

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Universidad de San Andres, Bolivia
Graduated 1966MD

Residency

NASSAU UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER

Awards

Top General Internist, Second Place, New York - Summer
2014
Most Loved Doctor, First Place, National - Winter
2015
Top General Internist, Second Place, New York - Spring
2015
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