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Dr. Richard Zimon

Internal Medicine
West Roxbury, MA
60 years experience male

Locations

OCCU-MED

Boston, MA

Address

158, Brook Farm Rd, Boston, MA
Directions

My office hours

Tuesday: 11am - 1:00pm
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Fax

617-323-0057

OCCU-MED

West Roxbury, MA

About

Bio

I AM A SEMI-RETIRED INTERNIST WITH OVER 40 YEARS IN PRIMARY CARE. MY SUBSPECIALTY IS OCCUPATIONAL MEDICINE WHICH MEANS I HAVE DEALT WITH WORK RELATED MEDICAL ISSUES INCLUDING WORKERS' COMPENSATION CLAIMS AND WORK INJURIES. MY BUSINESS, OCCU-MED CONSULTS IN THIS AREA BUT MY FOCUS IS STILL THE DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT OF BOTH SIMPLE AND COMPLEX MEDICAL PROBLEMS

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.

Internal Medicine

Occupational Medicine

Licenses

United States: Massachusetts

Doctor Q&A

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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 60 years experience
At age 50: no more than 40 pounds! My opinion only Hope it helps Dr Z
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 60 years experience
IT'S: NECESSARY TO EAT and EXERCISE IS OPTIONAL Hope this helps Dr Z
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 60 years experience
Ignore: Check EVERY medication both prescription and OTC for possible warnings!!
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 60 years experience
Look for: High Protein, low fat , "complex" carbohydrate snacks MANY are now available made by a number of Food Companies! Hope this is helpful Dr Z
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 60 years experience
I do no know: HOWEVER I suggest strongly that you find out! A "hands on" examination is a MUST ASAP Good Luck Dr Z
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 60 years experience
You need: to have a talk with your PCP (Primary Care Physician) about SLEEP HYGIENE....eg having a quiet time prior to bedtime..going to bed at the same time ea... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 60 years experience
You need: a "hands on" examination...the aching can be a simple strain/sprain...a hernia...a pinched nerve in your lumbar spine.. Advise a complete evaluation!]... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 60 years experience
NOT NECESSARILY: If you are referring to so called "Wisdom Teeth" They should only be removed if carious (cavities)/symptomatic (painful) and/or more "room is needed f... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 60 years experience
I don't: believe Saridon is generally available and contains PROXYPHENAZONE a compound with many side effects including MANY MANY side effects Suggest you co... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 60 years experience
Ignore: Do NOT BRUSH many times per day despite many old wives tales that it makes your hair look better!!!!
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 60 years experience
Get it: checked out! Occasionally a PILONIDAL CYST may arise in that "area" Hope this is helpful! Dr Z
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A member asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 60 years experience
"charlie horse": Inflammations in muscles , often called "charleyhorses" are due to tiny microscopic poinjts of bleeding after an infrequent exercise and can be preven... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 60 years experience
Are you: referring to scars??? Hard to hide but I think a consultation with a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon may be useful Just a thought! Hope it helpd Dr ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 60 years experience
Its: a useful measurement for the construction of your eyeglasses.....the EXACT measurement is not necessary and an AVERAGE of your findings should be used... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 60 years experience
Bright red blood: is usually from the lower bowel, rectum, anus (eg fissures) HOWEVER you must find it's EXACT source! Consult your GP as soon as practicable. Hope this... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 60 years experience
Mouth sores: cheek especially heal more slowly than skin since we keep "traumatizing" the area which is often swollen.. try salt water "swishes" particularly after... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 60 years experience
Sounds like: it's time for some drainage. Antibiotics alone are unlikely to "cure" boils but do limit their expansion and the pain from the infection. Call your do... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 60 years experience
Yes: however A REDUCED strength could work out! Contact your prescribing health provider Hope this helps! Dr Z
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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 60 years experience
Rheumatoid arthritis: per se does not result in "lost years" (statistical term for shortening life) thus the MORTALITY of the disease alone is negligible and mostly from th... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 60 years experience
The facets: are the "joints" which connect the bones in your spine together and they can be irritated in certain kinds of injuries. The "block" is generally a loc... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 60 years experience
No confusion : for a well qualified Pathologist! Hope this is helpful DR Z
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 60 years experience
Some genetic: testing might be indicated. Discuss this with your GP since a referral is probably necessary! Hope this is helpful! Dr Z
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 60 years experience
Confusing: situation..."burning" generally is associated with Herpes Zoster ("Shingles") but color change is associated with certain FUNGAL skin infections...in ... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 60 years experience
No: Calcium level is not affected by food. Hope this is helpful! DR Z
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 60 years experience
You should: seek a "hands on" examination . Your discomfort may be from an ARTERY not a vein, specifically your TEMPORAL artery. Inflammation of this vessel shoul... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 60 years experience
TRY: Eating more SLOWLY and avoid DRINKING FLUIDS while eating (Have liquid before and or after the meal itself. You may be SWALLOWING air....(Snoring at ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 60 years experience
Sounds like: Cubital Tunnel Syndrome! The ulnar nerve. May be “trapped” in the tunnel it “uses” to go by the elbow! Speak with your PCP HOPE THIS HELPS DR Z
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 60 years experience
IT IS : a "Non-Specific" findings and are the impression of the Radiologist. This has to be combined with CLINICAL judgement and knowledge of the patient! Hop... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 60 years experience
It's time: to seek input from Physical Medicine.. An M.D. PHYSIATRIST and PHYSICAL THERAPY experts! A referral to a PAIN specialist may eb involved but without ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 60 years experience
There are many: possible reasons for your fluid retention but your thyroid history is not! Hope this is helpful! Dr Z
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 60 years experience
Your problem: may be a cartilage issue on the BACK of your kneecap. Injections might help (Cortisone) and P.T> might also give you relief as you strengthen the Q... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 60 years experience
Neither: HORMONES nor HERBS nor any other so called METHODS are backed by scientifically cased MEDICAL STUDIES! If you MUST , then consult a PLASTIC SURGEON!!... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 60 years experience
Sometimes: the BEST moisturizer is WATER! Try sitting in a bathroom while a hot shower is steaming up the room. Do this DAILY for a week and see if this does no... Read More
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A 100-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 60 years experience
Sounds like: you may have a sinus infection . This is a common complication of upper and lower respiratory infections....check with your PCP as to whether an antib... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 60 years experience
More information is : needed///WHY do you fear Gadolinium??? This contrast is used ROUTINELY for detail of non bony tissue. Hope this helps Dr Z
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 60 years experience
The "dent" in: your knee cap is very common and probably of NO significance...the "crunching" may be due to a foreign body (piece of cartilage) and it sounds like ad... Read More
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A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 60 years experience
The exact nature: of that Lump is most likely needed ie: an MRI study of your elbow....consult with your Orthopedist. BTW if any kind ACTIVE exercise is making the cond... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 60 years experience
EYE STRAIN: has been implicated in cases of annoying eyelid twitching....suggest an eye examination Hope this is helpful! Dr Z
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A female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 60 years experience
Confirmation: of a possible abnormality or FOLLOW-UP tests (for example iron studies if the red blood cells were "low") is more likely than not the reason..Suggest... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 60 years experience
Sounds a bit: more "complicated" than a simple "Stomach Flu" You require a "hands On " Examination! In the meantime eat small frequent simple meals. Avoid fatty or ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 60 years experience
These: problems are best dealt with by a physical exam first by a Board Certified UROLOGIST ! Start there and follow his/her instructions as to what other me... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 60 years experience
Hives can be: very RESISTANT to treatment...especially if no SPECIFIC ALLERGY has been identified.... Keep in contact with your treating physician... Hope this i... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 60 years experience
Check your: urine for SUGAR! Strips sold in drug store Hope this is helpful Z
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A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 60 years experience
Dialysis Patients: should take NOTHING in the way of Nutritional additions, Vitamins , Herbals etc etc etc WITHOUT CLEARANCE FROM their RENAL Physician!!! Hope this is... Read More
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A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 60 years experience
Unfortunately: some "strokes" are BLEEDS... Speak with her Neurologist More information needed Hope this helps Dr Z
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 60 years experience
Gynecomastia: is young males is often painful!! The good news is that it will gradually disappear!! Try ICE ...or HEAT (whichever works best) Hope this is helpfu... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 60 years experience
Sounds like two: possibilities (either or BOTH)...Bacterial tonsil infection (most common =streptococcal but STAPHYLOCOCCAL infection also common an your description i... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 60 years experience
Different BETA: blockers have different effects on the RECEPTORS (beta and alpha) that they act upon. There is a lot more DATA and EXPERIMENTAL studies with the use o... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 60 years experience
I would: NOT prescribe propranolol for someone with this BP and Pulse rate!!!! Hope this is helpful! DrZ
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 60 years experience
I would suggest: TWO possibilities (Just a thought since I cannot see the rash itself) 1. ALLERGY allergic reaction the most common one PENICILLIN or AMPICILLIN) 2. ... Read More
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With an abundance of experience, keen insight, razor sharp mind and unquestionable compassion, Dr. Zimon contributes a wealth of information to enhance the knowledge of patients and doctors. He shar...Read More
Jan 2, 2016
Dr. Zimon clearly know his stuff and shares openly with both colleagues and patients alike. We are fortunate to have him here on HealthTap!
Sep 28, 2014
I endorse Dr Zimon. With a keen knowledge of Internal Medicine, he is providing an excellent service to the public via Healthtap.
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This made me feel good. Thanks! Thanks doc! But im thinking right now, the doctor said i should undergo another treatment for there's been another activity inside my lungs even though the activity was...Read More
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This made me feel good. Thanks! ManyThanks, doc.I appreciate your answer on the matter. It is solid and comprehensive. But btw, i feel some extra pain than before when i walk. Is there ways to confirm...Read More
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This made me feel good. Thanks! Thanks so much sir for the clarification. I understand that only highly positive first time tests can result in a perm. scar, tht too rarely. Didnt undrstnda "reminder"...Read More

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Harvard Medical School, MA
Graduated 1962MD

Residency

NEW ENGLAND BAPTIST HOSPITAL
Completed 2014

Residency

BETH ISRAEL MEDICAL CENTER
Completed 2001

Awards

Top Doctor, Second Place, Massachusetts - Fall
2014
Top General Internist, First Place, Massachusetts - Fall
2014
Most Influential Doctor, Third Place, Massachusetts - Fall
2014

Affiliations

American College Physicians Fellow
Massachusetts Medical Society
Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society, Member
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