Dr. Richard Zimon

Internal Medicine
West Roxbury, MA
61 years experience male

Locations

OCCU-MED

Boston, MA

Address

158, Brook Farm Rd, Boston, MA
Directions

My office hours

Thursday: 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
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Internal Medicine

Occupational Medicine

Licenses

United States: Massachusetts

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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Missing one dose: should not be a problem and Prevacid is usually an effective substitute. (Interactions with other drugs may be an issue) Hope this is helpful! Dr Z
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Any changes in : formulation are generally made to increase purity and the ultimate dose of your medication should be determined by THYROID measurements (TSH etc) and... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
A VERY significant : Difference.... the Tapeworm infests the BOWEL and has its life cycle there......the Fluke is INVASIVE (invades the BILE DUCTS of the liver) The TREAT... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Although local: temporary relief may be obtained with HOT bathing ("Sitz baths") SURGERY is the definitive treatemnt! Hope this is helpful! Dr Z
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
VERY COMMON: Since the heart lies on the left side of the body its "sounds" are easily TRANSMITTED to the left ear ESPECIALLY when you lie on that side! Hope thi... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
You are: probably sensing your own heartbeat! To test it out feel your pulse in your wrist see if its the same!!!~ Stop paying attention to it and it will prob... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Yes: It is indicated for "severe" Seborrheic Dermatitis and is an "off label" (non-FDA approved) use since the medication is primarily an anti-fungal agent... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
You need to see: a Hematologist! It sounds like you may have a clotting/bleeding problem! Try taking Vitamin C which tends to strengthen your tiny blood vessels and SE... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
A Cortisone: injection might be worth a "try" HOWEVER it is likely that removal is the definitive treatment. More detailed answer with more info (eg WHERE exactl... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Irritable Bowel: Your symptoms are pretty "classical" for IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome" There is treatment for this. Suggest you see a Gastroenterologist! Hope this h... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
OUCH: Nothing you mention sounds inconsistent with a BRUISE / HEMATOMA (collection of blood) as a result of direct trauma. If the pain/swelling/redness is a... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
GENERALLY: NO! the effects of both combined may be too sedating to be safe! Hope this helps! Dr Z
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A female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Pressure: on a nerve in your back can cause "referred" numbness/tingling. Do you have a back problem??? Ask question again with more information!
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
TRIGYLICERIDES: and FASTING BLOOD SUGAR are the only ones that come to mind immediately HOWEVER am sure there are others Hope this is helpful Dr Z
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A female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Probably not: Gastric emptying plus absorption are probably completed by 60 minutes unless your stomach had something else in it when you took the pills! Watch for... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
YES: but it's rare...There have been cases of UC with the only complaint(s) are those of constipation and or diarrhea without fever or blood in stools. If ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Be more specific: The drugs you name are quite different from Gabapentin which is NOT prescribed for the conditions the other drugs are used for. Ask your question with... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
SULPHuR CONTAINING: foods cause the rotten egg smell Examples guacamole "NOTORI0US" Eggs Poultry cabbage Google "Sulphur Burps" Hope this is helpful Dr Z
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A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
You could have: a sinus infection. speak with your PCP (Primary Care Provider) who may prescribe an antibiotic or may wish to see you. A cuture can be taken from the... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
3 weeks: hospital...then 2-3 months Rehab This is a VERY rough guess since many complications can occur resulting in longer periods of recovery! Hope this he... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Yes in MODERATION: REMEMBER Fruits have SUGAR in them ...especially RIPE fruits....and for the most part they are "SIMPLE" sugars thus have a CALORIC CONTENT! Ask your ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Most: antiperspirants which are POWDER based may be used safely in the leg creases...avoid ALCOHOL based sprays (and pure talcum has had recent "adverse" at... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
If your: EKG is normal (One will do) and you have no symptoms that probably means a NORMAL and well "conditioned" heart! Hope this helps! Dr Z
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
NO!: This is close to an "off label" use of this medication. You certainly need to contact the Physician who presecribed it!!! Did the usual medications (o... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
If it is given: where a large muscle mass is present or the circulation to the subcutaneous tissue is interfered with by FATTY tissue the absorbtion might be delayed ... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
The long term effect: of "reduced" CBF due to TEMPORARY constriction of the vessels (as in migraine) are not really known but several studies have shown that even severe c... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
The symptoms: you describe need evaluation by a Gastroenterologist since they do not sound like simple IBS!. You may need GI endoscopy. That said, the most common... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Just a tyhought: Could be cartilage "snapping" (like when you "crack" your knuckles) inn the upper portion of your cervical (neck) spine see illustration.. Just a th... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Yes: but speak with your OB-GYN for a more accurate answer since he/she has examined you!
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A female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Most common reason/: /is OVERUSE FATIGUE...??? your job/hobbies/???? NEXT see a hand specialist! A study of the NERVES leading to your hands...(PARTICULARLY THE MEDIAN N... Read More
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A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Sounds like: a DISC problem in your Lumbar Spine !!!!! See an Orthopedist/Spine Specialist!!! The pain is "referred pain" called" Radiculopathy" Hope this helps!... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Vaseline: applied CAREFULLY with a Q tip may be very helpful! Hope it is! Dr Z
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
If by "swelling": you mean "edema" or fluid in your ankles etc the answer is YES it will go away.. IN FACT a 40 mgm taper will usually cause NO PERMANENT side effects! ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Panic attack: Sometime happens....a dream may "trigger" it..If it RECURS.....seek help...start with your PCP Primary Care Provider! Hope this helps! DrZ
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A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Just a thought: but you may be describing radiculopathy (A PAIN FROM A PINCHED NERVE IN YOUR HUSBAND'S NECK"!!) Try HEAT on the back of his neck and check in with you... Read More
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Somatoform: disorder means any symptoms are possible! The "trick" is to be able to "separate" the symptoms form the emotional problem from symptoms due to disease... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
NO: however the DEHYDRATION from the VOMITING afterwards might! Risky Behavior...need I say more? Really hope this helps! Dr Z
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A female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Bladder Ca: Bladder cancer is NOT hereditary! Fact is it may be related to environmental factors! Hope this helps! Dr Z
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A member asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
The effects: of the ANESTHESIA and PAIN medications are the "culprits! DRINK LOTS OF FLUIDS! and be patient!!!! Hope this helps! Dr Z
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A male asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Yes Yes, howver: 1. Why are you asking and 2. SPERM MOTILITY and CHARACTER (APPEARANCE) are also VERY important issues in fertility cases/// Hope this helps!! Dr Z
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
More Info....???: Did you twist it?? Sounds like you may have torn meniscus (cartilage inside the knee joint) Is it swollen?? Elevate leg rest it ...apply ICE and see a... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Longer treatment: The single dose of Azithromycin may not be sufficient in cases of rectal infection. Doxycycline 100mgm twice daily for WEEK may be your next step. S... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
See a Dermatologist: Fungal infections are often very difficult to treat especially Tinea Versicolor! see a Dermaology. Fungal cultures and sometimes a skin biopsy is nece... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
It is most likely: an "old" clotted hemorroid! These wind up as tiny lumps (old clots) in one of the small veins! You can easily have this checked out in a routine off... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
At 8 months: many women have GERD like symptomatology due the the increased pressure on the stomach. However this does NOT mean no treatment is necessary. Ask you ... Read More
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Dermatologist: The "visibility" of the wart PLUS the high blood supply (bleeds easily of the earlobe means you are best treated by a Board Certified Dermatologist! ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Could be: GERD (Reflux esophagitis) this is often made worse by lying down ..Try placing head of bed on blocks..Try some OTC PEPCID (famotidine) AC at night! C... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
More information: Your complaints are too vague. Ask question again with more details' fever?? where in your back?? cough?????thyroid condition??? Ask again with this i... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Such symptoms are: difficult to evaluate alone without additional information! Could it have een an unusual meal you ate?? Sound like acid reflux or GERD. In any case,... Read More
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Pelvic Pain: This means that the cells which line the tube through which the eggs flow into the uterus are growing OUTSIDE the tubes and this is though to be a cau... 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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