Dr. Robert Levine

Dermatology
West Islip, NY
21 years experience male

Locations

Advanced Dermatology

East Setauket, NY

Address

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

Thursday: 9:00am - 6:00pm
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Dermatology

Orthopedic Surgery

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163 Answers
26 Agrees
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Levine
Dermatology 21 years experience
Nolt likely: By cartilage degeneration, I am assume you mean meniscus degeneration. This is not list as an adverse event. Also on nlm search there were no articles... Read More
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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Levine
Dermatology 21 years experience
Soft tissue vs. bony: Tendinitis is an inflammatory process of a tendon. It is a soft tissue problem that usually occurs outside of a joint. Osteoarthritis is a degenerati... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Levine
Dermatology 21 years experience
Groin or Butt Pain: For an acute fracture there will be groin pain worsened by moment of the hip. Stress fractures have also been described. Those with stress fractures m... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Levine
Dermatology 21 years experience
Depends on reason: Arthroscopy is a method of performing surgical procedures. Many joints can be treated arthroscopically. Without knowing the specific joint, the reason... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Levine
Dermatology 21 years experience
End of long-bones: The epiphyseal plate is in the metaphyseal region, that is, near the ends, of long bones. They are present in children as they are from where bone gro... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Levine
Dermatology 21 years experience
Muscle bruise Rx: Heat and gentle stretching exercises. When you are pain free, you can start strengthening and slowly return to you normal sports activities. Also otc ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Levine
Dermatology 21 years experience
Probably: Without out knowing your specific injury, one cannot give an absolute answer. However, most injuries treated properly usually will allow one to recove... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Levine
Dermatology 21 years experience
Depends: It depends on the fracture but in general the sooner they are repaired, the better. However, for some injuries with significant soft tissue problems a... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Levine
Dermatology 21 years experience
Fracture Dependant: It depends on the bone that is fractured, the site of the fracture, and the pattern on the fracture. Treatment can range pain medication and crutches ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Levine
Dermatology 21 years experience
Maybe: Without knowing the reason for the scope and the underlying pathology in your knee, the question is hard to answer. If your primary problem is oa then... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Levine
Dermatology 21 years experience
Get Evaluation: If someone bent you little finger back and caused you to experience extreme persistent pain then you could have a significant soft-tissue injury. You ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Levine
Dermatology 21 years experience
Pain Control Program: Unfortunately arthritis will not go away - it is a finding on an MRI or x-ray but it doesn’t mean the patient is in pain. To control pain suggest core... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Levine
Dermatology 21 years experience
"Forever": The hardware used to repair bone is usually stainless steel or a titanium alloy. It can last for one’s lifetime. There is one caveat, if a fracture do... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Levine
Dermatology 21 years experience
Possible Injury: The pop could be a ligament tearing. The pop and pain are a sign of a possible serious injury in your knee. You should have it evaluated to decrease t... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Levine
Dermatology 21 years experience
Bad Idea: In general one should wait until a sprain has healed before engaging in sports. And the muscle forces associated with skiing may aggravate your tendin... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Levine
Dermatology 21 years experience
No specific tiume: The length of time in the "slab" depends upon the procedure performed. The length of time in the "slab" is best determined by the surgeon who inserted... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Levine
Dermatology 21 years experience
Bulging Disc: A bulging disc may not be cause of pain. It is just a finding on and MRI and may not mean anything. In fact, in a review of lumbar mri’s in individual... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Levine
Dermatology 21 years experience
Depends: It depends upon the joint that is dislocating or subluxing. Exercises may help, bracing may help, limiting motion may help, and for some the only real... Read More
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Levine
Dermatology 21 years experience
Early Osteoarthosis: Thinning cartilage is a x-ray finding for early oa. It is a warning that your knee is starting to wear out and it means that you may have to make some... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Levine
Dermatology 21 years experience
Many Possibilities: With out an examination - one can only list a long list of possible diagnoses - basically if the tingling and numbness is that intrusive you need to b... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Levine
Dermatology 21 years experience
PIH: What you are describing is post inflammatory hyperpigmentation(pih). Anytime there is inflammation on the skin especially in darker skin a stain can b... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Levine
Dermatology 21 years experience
Sometimes: Most of the time back pain will resolve fairly quickly. It may be controlled with an NSAID or tylenol (acetaminophen). If if is persistent - you shoul... Read More
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A 17-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Levine
Dermatology 21 years experience
Depends: Witout knowing more about the fracture, long term consequences cannot be predicted. Some elbow fractures will heal and after rehab will have no long-... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Levine
Dermatology 21 years experience
No: Ems causes muscles to contract and may help to strengthen muscles. You still have to stretch to gain muscle length and flexibility.
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A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Levine
Dermatology 21 years experience
Who Knows: Cannot predict. Iit depends on the joints involved and the severity of your symptoms. And the big unknown - is what will be available 10 or 20 years t... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Levine
Dermatology 21 years experience
Many: Depends on cause - assuming due to spondylosis and/or oa. Tylenol (acetaminophen) or nsaids which can be over the counter. Sometime opiods are needs f... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Levine
Dermatology 21 years experience
Core Strengthening: For back pain usually a program of strengthening and stretching. The stretching would include hamstrings. The exercise program varies but would inclu... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Levine
Dermatology 21 years experience
I Depend - Variable: The lengthy of the incision is influenced by the size of the bursa. But in general the incision is about 1 to 2 inches long.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Levine
Dermatology 21 years experience
NO: Your status as an organ donor does affect medical care, it only says how your body body will be handled when you are totally brain dead or actually de... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Levine
Dermatology 21 years experience
Not always from golf: Golfers elbow is just a common term for medial epicondylitis. It is an over-use syndrome and golf is only one of the possible causes. Treatment may in... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Levine
Dermatology 21 years experience
Maybe: An interaction check using eprocrates indicates that this combination may alter glycemic control. That means there is a risk or either or low blood su... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Levine
Dermatology 21 years experience
Meds and Exercise: Treatment depends upon when acute or chronic. Usually will include analgesics such as tylenol (acetaminophen) or nsaids. May include cymbalta. Also ma... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Levine
Dermatology 21 years experience
Not 100%: Any x-ray is not totally risk free. But if there are suspected hip problems, the one has to balance risk and benefit. Untreated congenital hip dysplas... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Levine
Dermatology 21 years experience
No real difference: Both are nsaids and both have the same mechanism of action. Motrin (ibuprofen) tends to be shorter acting and needs to be taken every 4-6 hours while... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Levine
Dermatology 21 years experience
May not matter: It probably doesn't matter, assuming the toe is not deformed. Treatment for a bad bruise or an undisplaced fracture would be the same, that is, sympto... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Levine
Dermatology 21 years experience
Slides: Dermatologist is clinician who sees and treats skin conditions. A dermatopathologist is someone who reads slides of biopsies done by dermatologist to... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Levine
Dermatology 21 years experience
Allergy?: You may be allergic to ink, most commonly red. Have it looked at by your physician.
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A female asked:
Dr. Robert Levine
Dermatology 21 years experience
Perleche: Sounds like it could be perleche or angular chelitis which is common and caused by a buildup of moisture.Nothing dangerous. It should be looked at by ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Levine
Dermatology 21 years experience
Have it looked at: The most common thing it could be is a pilar cyst, a benign growth that can be removed if you wanted but is not harmful. However without seeing it, i ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Levine
Dermatology 21 years experience
Laser: Do not try removing it yourself. This can lead to infection/scarring. Laser tattoo removal by a board certified specialist is the best and safest way ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Levine
Dermatology 21 years experience
No: The fungii that cause nail fungal infection (trichophyton and epidemophytum) are different than yeast infection of the throat (candidia). However if y... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Levine
Dermatology 21 years experience
Maybe: That lotion may be helpful but sometimes can be irritating. For mild acne, there are alot of over the counter washes that may help including ones with... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Levine
Dermatology 21 years experience
Ignore: A cold cream like ponds can be very soothing for the discomfort of sunburns.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Levine
Dermatology 21 years experience
Ignore: Not caused by a worm. Ring shaped. May fluoresce upon shining a special light on it helping to diag.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Levine
Dermatology 21 years experience
Ignore: Coat your nails w a bitter tasting "nail biting" polish to discourage you from biting.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Levine
Dermatology 21 years experience
Heat rash: It sounds like a type of heat rash known as miliaria crystallina.See if online pics match. Avoid situations that can lead to excessive sweating, such ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Levine
Dermatology 21 years experience
See a doctor: The rash could be from any number of things i would stop trying to treat yourself and see a doctor especially a dermatologist. It could be a " follicu... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Levine
Dermatology 21 years experience
Yes: Repetitive "pursing" of the lips may ultimately contribute to wrinkling.
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Levine
Dermatology 21 years experience
Lyme: The treatment for suspected lyme disease w it's characteristic "bulls eye" rash is doxy for 3 weeks. I like to monitor titers w follow up blood tests.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Levine
Dermatology 21 years experience
Extremely rare: It is most likely pomphylox (or dishydrotic eczema). This is more common if your hands are wet alot. Shingles is usually painful and typiclaly occurs... Read More
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Mar 30, 2015
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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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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