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Dr. Alan Weitberg

Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
Boston, MA
46 years experience male

Locations

Evans Medical Foundation/Boston Medical Center

Boston, MA

Address

820 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA, US
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 11am - 3:00am
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Insurances accepted

Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Rhode Island

About

Bio

I am an internal medicine physician with a specialization in hematology/oncology. I have many years of experience in treating patients, training young physicians, Chairing a Department of Medicine and working to improve the health of the communities in which I have lived. I also have participated in cancer research and have published many articles in this field.

Specialties
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Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology

Hematology and Oncology

Licenses

United States: Florida, Massachusetts, Rhode Island

Languages spoken

English, Italian

Doctor Q&A

38 Answers
21 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Weitberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 46 years experience
Sore: Sore throat with fever A throat culture should be done See your doctor soon.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Weitberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 46 years experience
Ignore: Tell your doctor if you have a fever with your sore throat and feel for swollen nodes.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Weitberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 46 years experience
Do:: Do: Exercises such as sit-ups regularly or crunches Don't: Eat too many carbs or fats; sit too much.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Weitberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 46 years experience
Ask: Ask how long the nodule has been present, what scans should be done and is a biopsy necessary.
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Weitberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 46 years experience
Probably not: Depending on the laboratory, the range of a normal platelet count can vary. However, under 400, 000 is generally normal and if your other counts were... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Weitberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 46 years experience
Assess each case: Generally, a hemoglobin less than 8.0 gm/dl will require a transfusion if the patient is symptomatic (shortness of breath, extreme fatigue, etc.). Ho... Read More
A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Weitberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 46 years experience
Perhaps: This is a complicated area as multiple mutations of this gene have been described and associated with primary erythermalgia erythromelalgia (pe). Eryt... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Weitberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 46 years experience
There: There are many degrees of collapsed lung.Ask how much it is collapsed and if he needs to insert tube.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Weitberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 46 years experience
Ask: Ask if you are on the correct pain medicines and what the alternatives are if they are not working.
A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Weitberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 46 years experience
Probably not: Radiation damage to the lung can be detected functionally on pulmonary function tests. If your pulmonary function tests are completely normal, it wou... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Weitberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 46 years experience
See answer: Low levels of prolactin are normal in men. High levels, however, can interfere with the male hormone testosterone. Lowered testosterone levels cause... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Weitberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 46 years experience
Read more: I agree that it is unlikely that dong quai can cause breast cancer, but term studies in humans have not been done. It has some effect on estrogen, but... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Weitberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 46 years experience
See answer: Lymphoma can present with swollen lymph nodes without symptoms or can be accompanied by fever, sweats and/or weight loss. Fatigue is not uncommon and... Read More
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Weitberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 46 years experience
MES: Musical Ear Syndrome (MES) is a condition in people who have hearing loss and then develop musical hallucinations as your mom has. It is unknown what ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Weitberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 46 years experience
Follow-up needed: A neck mass at your age is usually an enlarged lymph node. These can enlarge for many reasons, but if the mass has not reduced in size (as it would d... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Weitberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 46 years experience
See below: Hematology is the study of the blood, blood-forming organs and diseases of the blood including benign and malignant conditions as well as abnormalitie... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Weitberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 46 years experience
Evaluate further: Lumps under the chin can be due to many things. Depending on where it is exactly, it may be an enlarged salivary gland or lymph node or other etiolog... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Weitberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 46 years experience
Ignore: Neutropenia Increases infection risk Avoid sick people.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Weitberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 46 years experience
Ask: Ask your doctor if symptoms are due to the tumor or medicines you are taking to decrease swelling.
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Weitberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 46 years experience
Follow-up: Enlarged inguinal and femoral lymph nodes can be due to many etiologies. Commonly, if you have any cuts or injury to your feet or legs, these node dr... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Weitberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 46 years experience
Ignore: Do: Have your white counts checked regularly Don't: Be around sick people.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Weitberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 46 years experience
Needs work-up: Many conditions can cause the feeling of a lump in the breast, but certainly you should see your doctor and have this examined. You may need a mammog... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Alan Weitberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 46 years experience
Many causes: There are many causes for an increased bleeding time. This is a difficult test to do accurately and is not reliable, so is not used routinely in the ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Alan Weitberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 46 years experience
Needs work-up: Anemia is very common in pregnancy and certainly contributes to fatigue as well as other issues associated with pregnancy. There are several reasons ... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Weitberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 46 years experience
Probably not: In patients without anemia, a normal retic count is 1%. As anemia develops, if the marrow can respond, the retic count should rise, meaning more red ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Weitberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 46 years experience
See below: Lymphoma generally affects people older than you are, but there are many types of lymphoma. The type that would be more common in someone your age wo... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Weitberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 46 years experience
Need a physician: Stress and anxiety can cause many physiologic changes in the body and can result in panic attacks which are uncomfortable and concerning. You need to... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Alan Weitberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 46 years experience
Definitely follow-up: Axillary swelling can be due to many causes, but this definitely needs to be investigated. Enlarged axillary lymph nodes can cause swelling in this a... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Weitberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 46 years experience
Need follow-up: Enlarged lymph nodes in the neck can be due to many causes. In the presence of infection, the nodes will enlarge and then return to normal after trea... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Weitberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 46 years experience
Continue therapy: When treating iron deficiency with oral iron, it can take several months at least to completely replace the iron your lost. Therefore, it may take lo... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Weitberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 46 years experience
See below: The red blood cells in people with hereditary spherocytosis are sphere-shaped rather than the disk shape of a normal red blood cell. These spherocyte... Read More
A 75-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Weitberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 46 years experience
Read below: Iron deficiency anemia (low blood count ) is most commonly due to bleeding. The cause of the bleeding must be determined and stopped and the list iro... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Weitberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 46 years experience
Ignore: Ask your doctor how low your white blood count is and is it is due to medicines or hereditary.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Weitberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 46 years experience
Neutropenia: Neutropenia due to chemo ro drugs can be treated with an injection to increase the white cell count.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Weitberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 46 years experience
Ignore: Not all sore throats are strep or caused by a bacteria. Many are associated with viral illness.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Weitberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 46 years experience
Probably not: There are several risk factors for endometrial cancer including taking estrogens, obesity, some medications, chronic an ovulation and hereditary syndr... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Alan Weitberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 46 years experience
See a physician: There are many causes for this condition. Certainly sun exposure may be a contributing factor, but is not the only factor. Vitamin deficiencies can ... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Weitberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 46 years experience
There: There are many types of blood thinners. Ask which is best for you and what foods/medicines to avoid.

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Weitberg is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Weitberg is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! MD did needle biopsy. Next tests will be a bone scan & abd CT scan.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you. I'm going to call when they open at 9 am.
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

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MD

Medical/Graduate school

University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey
Graduated 1976MD

Residency

ROGER WILLIAMS MEDICAL CENTER/Brown Medical School
Completed 1980

Awards

"America's Top Physicians", Consumers Research Council of America
Who's Who in America
Who's Who in the World

Affiliations

American Society of Clinical Oncology
American Society of Hematology
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