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Dr. Robert Levine

Dermatology
West Islip, NY
20 years experience male

Locations

Advanced Dermatology

East Setauket, NY

Address

4 Technology Drive, East Setauket, NY, US
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My office hours

Wednesday: 9:00pm - 6:00pm
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Insurances accepted

Medicare

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Dermatology

Orthopedic Surgery

Doctor Q&A

163 Answers
26 Agrees
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Levine
Dermatology 20 years experience
Get second opinion: If the first dermatologist wasn't able to help you then get another opinion. When in doubt certain tests can be performed including a biopsy. Perhaps ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Levine
Dermatology 20 years experience
PCP or Physiciatrist: First a herniated disc is a not uncommonly finding on mris even in people who have never had neck pain. If you have pain, you may benefit from medica... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Levine
Dermatology 20 years experience
You wont feel it: Herniated discs are associated with aging. Many are asymptomatic. Disc herniation develop over time and you will not know that you have one without ap... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Levine
Dermatology 20 years experience
Anticoagulation: Interesting question because just had a patient who developed phlebitis two-weeks after a knee fracture. Her internist and i had a long discussion o... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Levine
Dermatology 20 years experience
Minimal: There is some radiation exposure as a bone scan involves injecting a radioactive isotope into your blood and then scaning your body to see where the r... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Levine
Dermatology 20 years experience
Possible: Levaquin (levofloxacin) can increase the risk of tendinitis and tendon rupture. It is possible that you leg pain - depending upon location, could be a... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Levine
Dermatology 20 years experience
Exercise: You have to start a conditioning program. But before you start you should check with your pcp. There are many classes for seniors. Aarp has a list of ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Levine
Dermatology 20 years experience
Many Possibilities: Without an examination - one can only list a long list of possible diagnoses - basically if the tingling and numbness is that intrusive you need to be... Read More
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Levine
Dermatology 20 years experience
Treatment Possible: I assume you mean a little chip in the ankle. The chip could indicated that a ligament was pulled from the lateral malleolus. Treatment would depend u... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Levine
Dermatology 20 years experience
Acne: Start w a twice a day acne cleanser preferably w sal acid or benzoyl peruse. If still no better within a month see your dermatologist. There are many ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Levine
Dermatology 20 years experience
Rash: Sounds like it could be pityriasis rosea a non dangerous self limiting rash in younger people. Google it and see if it matches. However, you should se... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Levine
Dermatology 20 years experience
See derm: We deal w hair loss. Often it is treatable so have it evaluated. A blood test (thyroid) might be needed. Good luck!
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Levine
Dermatology 20 years experience
Derm: Start with a dermatologist. I treat a lot of "nipple dermatitis".
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Levine
Dermatology 20 years experience
Get it looked at: Have it evaluated by a dermatologist to determine if a biopsy is needed. It's always better to air on the side of caution and have it looked at. Maybe... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Levine
Dermatology 20 years experience
See derm: What you're describing could be one of any number of things if it is true hives should have responded somewhat two Benadryl (diphenhydramine) i would ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Levine
Dermatology 20 years experience
Hard to say: Could be a benign cyst. The ears are very cystic structures in general. If it is tender it could be a condition called chondrodermatitis nodularis hel... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Levine
Dermatology 20 years experience
Aquaphor: Use aquaphor at bedtime, (they make one speciffically for the lips but the regular one is good too). If still not better a preciption ointmnet can be ... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Levine
Dermatology 20 years experience
Ignore: Long hot showers and non-moisturizing soaps can worsen eczema.
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Levine
Dermatology 20 years experience
Have it looked at: It sounds non worrisome but should be looked at to confirm. See your doctor.
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Levine
Dermatology 20 years experience
See a derm: If it has been there for a long time and it has not undergone any changes and it's not painful then in all probability it is a non-worrisome lesion . ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Levine
Dermatology 20 years experience
Cyst?: Sounds like either a benign cyst or a dermatofibroma, both nothing to worry about. However with that said, i would have it looked at to confirm this f... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Levine
Dermatology 20 years experience
Various: See your dermatologist to determine what you have. Other things that can mimic pityriasis rosea are fungal infections and eczema.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Levine
Dermatology 20 years experience
Ignore: Alcohol consumption in excess has been shown to worsen psoriasis.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Levine
Dermatology 20 years experience
Wart?: Skin tags are benign skin colored growths. They're typically not rough hard or scaly or pointed. It sounds like what you're describing is a wart which... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Levine
Dermatology 20 years experience
Insertion quadreceps: Tibial tuberosityis the insertion of the patellar tendon, or the insertion of the quadriceps mechanism - one of the largest muscles in our body. In a ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Levine
Dermatology 20 years experience
Ice and Rest: This is a generic answer as tendonitis because some tendons may have a more defined program. Would treat with heat and rest. Otc Ibuprofen or Naproxen... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Levine
Dermatology 20 years experience
Many possible causes: Obesity is a factor in oa. In the spine smoking is a factor. There are structural factors - if you have bowed legs or knocked knees you have a higher ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Levine
Dermatology 20 years experience
See Your Physician: Most back pain is self limiting but if your pain is that severe, you need to evaluated by your primary care physician. There are many causes of back p... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Levine
Dermatology 20 years experience
Posible Infection: A bruise is a hematoma resulting from bleeding into the soft tissues. It is a good medium in which bacteria can live and grow. It is possible, even w... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Levine
Dermatology 20 years experience
Possible Fungus: This may be a sign that you have a fungus infection of the toenail (onychomycosis). You should have it checked by a dermatologist.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Levine
Dermatology 20 years experience
Depends: Most bulging discs are asymptomatic. And, just because you have a bulging disc, that does mean that it is the cause of back pain. But if you are havin... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Levine
Dermatology 20 years experience
Depends: Should be covered by insurance if you have insurance. If not we charge $125 for an initial visit, $75 for follow ups. However if procedures are needed... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Levine
Dermatology 20 years experience
Nornal Aging: Disc prolapse, bulging, and herniation are part of normal aging and having one doesn't mean you you will have pain or disability. About 50% of asympto... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Levine
Dermatology 20 years experience
Maybe: If they are bothering you then it is most likely worthwhile. With a bunion there may be more than just then bump that has to be addressed surgically. ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Levine
Dermatology 20 years experience
Meds and PT: For the pain and stiffness you could try nsaids (naproxen or ibuprofen) or acetaminophen. If stiffness has been present for more than a few days - som... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Levine
Dermatology 20 years experience
Back Pain & Stiffnes: The symptoms include slowly worsening back that has been present for more than 3 months. The symptoms as worse in the morning and with inactivity. Exe... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Robert Levine
Dermatology 20 years experience
Slight concerned: You seem concerned enough that you posed the question. Because of the popping and giving out you should have your knee evaluated by a sport's doc or o... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Levine
Dermatology 20 years experience
Not Uncommon: Back pain is very common. It is estimated that approximately 80% of people during their life time will have an attack of back pain severe enough to c... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Levine
Dermatology 20 years experience
Should Not Stop You: Shin splints should not stop you from going on your vacation. They will only limit some of the activities that you can do. You should check with your ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Levine
Dermatology 20 years experience
? Stenosis: Your complaints could be signs of spinal stenosis, a problem that causes spinal claudication. You really need an evaluation by you primary care physi... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Robert Levine
Dermatology 20 years experience
Not too Risky: There are some risks and these should be discussed with your surgeon. But in general the risks are low and the benefits for the right patient are sign... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Levine
Dermatology 20 years experience
Many Possible: There are quite a few possible complication from a knee arthroplasty. This is best discussed with your surgeon. But in general, for the right patient,... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Levine
Dermatology 20 years experience
No BUT: Bursitis is a localized inflammatory process that causes pain. It is usually self-limiting and even if you ignore it, it may resolve in time.
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Levine
Dermatology 20 years experience
Start with a Trainer: You should have a couple of sessions with a certified athletic trainer. The trainer can teach you the proper way to exercise and help you develop an e... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Levine
Dermatology 20 years experience
Laser: Laser hair removal can be very helpful at reducing the rate of hair growth. However it takes 3-5 monthly treatments and then maintenance treatments (1... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Levine
Dermatology 20 years experience
Unusual: Foot swelling is not common with a torn meniscus. If the is significant swelling of you foot then you should see you pcp and have him evaluate your f... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Levine
Dermatology 20 years experience
Not normal: If you knee has not returned to normal functioning after 10 weeks you need to be evaluated by and orthopaedic surgeon. You may have an internal derang... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Levine
Dermatology 20 years experience
Usually Pain Less: Usually you pain in lessened, that is, after the recover from the surgery. But this question is best answered by the spine surgeon who is suggesting t... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Levine
Dermatology 20 years experience
Oil?: This could be a form of dandruff where one gets a buildup of sebum or oil. There are treatments for this so you should see you dermatologist. You coul... Read More
A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Levine
Dermatology 20 years experience
Probably: It probably is seborrheic dermatitis especially if you get flaking on the sides of your nose your eyebrows and your scalp or chest areas. However clob... Read More

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Dr. Levine is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Levine is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Good to know I'm okay. I'll be sure to watch out for those symptoms!
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank u! Scheduled appt with PCP, but u helped to reduce anxiety.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! but is just red and I dont feel nothing weird in my office working

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine, FL
Graduated 2002MD

Residency

ST JOHN'S EPISCOPAL HOSPITAL AT SOUTH SHORE

Residency

LONG BEACH MEDICAL CENTER

Awards

Top Dermatologist, Third Place, National - Spring
2014
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