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Dr. Benjamin Hayek

Internal Medicine
Youngstown, OH
46 years experience male

Locations

Primary Healthcare Associates

Youngstown, OH

Address

2111 Belmont Avenue, Suite 1, Youngstown, OH
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: Closed
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Fax

(330) 744-4716

About

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

Geriatrics

Languages spoken

Arabic

Doctor Q&A

50 Answers
7 Agrees
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Benjamin Hayek
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
NO: It ordinarily does not go away by itself. You must not confuse "dormant" with asymptomatic(not having symptoms). You may still convey the infection ev... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Benjamin Hayek
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
Stop: A bottle of wine daily is quite excessive. Over a period of time you are at risk high for many conditions not just cirrhosis. These include higher ris... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Benjamin Hayek
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
Behcet's: If you are referring to Behcet's disease, Treatment is contingent on severity and extent of the disease. Steroid treatment is the mainstay especially ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Benjamin Hayek
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
Not uncommon: These are changes in the bones of the back associated with aging. These changes are similar to arthritis changes and do not necessarily cause any symp... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Benjamin Hayek
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
Get immediate check: You should get checked immediately. If you are receiving cancer treatment and depending on what type you have you may be bleeding because of a clottin... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Benjamin Hayek
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
Urgent: This can be a facial cellulitis (skin infection) and that is an emergency. You should seek medical care immediately if you have not yet had medical ca... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Benjamin Hayek
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
Get checked asap: There are many reasons you can have pain in the left armpit. There are any unknown factors as well-your age, medical conditions, family history etc. O... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Benjamin Hayek
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
Drainage or reflux: This can be due to allergies or chronic drainage. It would be helpful to know if you smoked, or if you are overweight as well. It can also be irritate... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Benjamin Hayek
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
May be blood: I assume this is rectal discharge. This may be blood. If there is red it is likely coming form thew lower tract. If there is itch it may be hemorrhoid... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Benjamin Hayek
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
Should be evaluated: There can be multiple reasons for mucous in the stool and further reasons why it is orange in color. Causes of mucous in the stool can range from beni... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Benjamin Hayek
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
Ignore: Involve elderly in family and social engagement especially with children.
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Benjamin Hayek
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
Unlikely-get checked: TB is rather difficult to contract. It does not survive easily outside the body. However, if someone has active TB and is not under treatment and is c... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Benjamin Hayek
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
Use a condom: Although it is possible it is not probable. In any case there are 2 reasons to be using a condom in this case. Unprotected anal sex has potential othe... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Benjamin Hayek
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
Avoid prolonged use: These products belong to a class called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs: (NSAID). They should not be taken for prolonged periods or frequently.... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Benjamin Hayek
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
Healthy lifestyle: There are only a few verified and credible ways of improving immunity. The most important of which is good general health and a healthy lifestyle. Be ... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Benjamin Hayek
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
Additional help: There are multiple reasons for "belly fat". One reason may be a hormonal state associated with your genetics-a family history of diabetes. This is a d... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Benjamin Hayek
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
Angiokeratomas: These spots can be what are called angiokeratomas. These are a kind of bubble of the veins something like small varicosities. They occur frequently an... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Benjamin Hayek
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
Not a concern: Generally speaking Dexilant (dexlansoprazole) for a short course of treatment should not cause electrolyte imbalance or any other problems. This medic... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Benjamin Hayek
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
Arthritis in knees?: One can assume you are speaking of arthritis in your knees? It is not actually a lack of synovial fluid-but a wearing of the cartilage. There are inje... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Benjamin Hayek
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
We do not know: The problem with vapor smoking is the unregulated production of the liquid cartridge. The bottom line is that you really do not know what is in the va... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Benjamin Hayek
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
Possible asthma: There is not enough information to reasonably answer your question. However, stringy mucous and or little balls of mucus are sometimes seen with asthm... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Benjamin Hayek
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
See your PCP soon: This can mean several things-but the most concern is that there is a narrowing of the gullet. This narrowing may be due to spasm, and hiatus hernia-or... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Benjamin Hayek
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
Good lifestyle: There can be many reasons for erectile dysfunction-or a weak erection. These reasons can be physical or situational, or even a combination. The most i... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Benjamin Hayek
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
Sensitivity: Itching sensation can be an allergy, a sensitivity or an irritated nerve. It can be something you came in contact with or possibly an insect bite. If ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Benjamin Hayek
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
See your doctor: The usual cause of this is a malfunction of your inner ear or balance mechanism. When you feel like you are spinning or lose your balance in certain p... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Benjamin Hayek
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
Probable nerve: Since you have numbing of part of your hand and some pain in the same arm you may be pinching a nerve or have a nerve inflammation. You may also be pi... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Benjamin Hayek
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
Monitor: Once you have C. diff there is a reasonable chance you can be colonized. The criteria for infection include watery stools in excess of 3-4 times daily... Read More
A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. Benjamin Hayek
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
See your provider: There is not enough information. Clearly you need to define why you are limping-is there pain, weakness? What kind of inguinal surgery, what is the hi... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Benjamin Hayek
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
Viral infection: It sounds like a viral infection although the fever is slightly higher than usual. I f it lasts more than 48 hours or your sore throat gets worse or t... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Benjamin Hayek
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
Have this checked: There can be multiple reasons for this. The one of most concern-would be a clot in the large vein of the leg. Nerve irritation can also cause this-neu... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Benjamin Hayek
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
Pinched nerve: Would need more information to be accurate, but this is possibly a pinched nerve from his back. There cn be other reasons but the vibrating and pulsin... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Benjamin Hayek
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
Callous: When you fracture a bone the healing causes a formation called a callous. This is sort of a healing bridge or exuberant bone growth and repair around ... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Benjamin Hayek
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
Not unusual: It is not unusual to hear or feel pops and cracks with some stretching movements. In your case it can be a rib cartilage that has moved. This is usual... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Benjamin Hayek
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
NO: Omega 3 oils as sold over the counter are unregulated. That means we do not know exactly what is in them. Therefore, you should not be taking them dur... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Benjamin Hayek
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
Go to ER: Without other information that is suggestive of a seizure. 10 minutes is not short-but quite long. You must seek medical attention for him immediately... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Benjamin Hayek
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
It's possible!: Depends on the reason for your blood pressure elevation. However, there are several things you can do. Idealize your weight, aerobic exercise-such as ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Benjamin Hayek
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
See your provider: This is usually due to irritation of the lung lining or to irritation of the nerve along the rib. In any case there are many potential causes for both... Read More
A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Benjamin Hayek
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
IBS and colitis: It is not uncommon to see a little mucous in the stool occasionally, however, you must be certain that nothing else is wrong. If you have irritable bo... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Benjamin Hayek
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
Plant sources: Plant sources like flax-seeds. Soybean, canola, wheat germ and walnut oil all have a decent amount of omega-3's, but much higher levels of omega-6 fat... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Benjamin Hayek
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
Be systematic: It would be important to: first be certain your symptoms are actually due to allergies and next, attempt to definitively define the sources of your al... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Benjamin Hayek
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
Yes: Both the products you are talking may cause bloating and/or cramping. You need to make sure that nothing else is causing this Usually, this is not sel... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Benjamin Hayek
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
Get Examined: Not enough information. Pneumonia can be subtle-however, one is usually quite ill-ill enough to provoke seeking help. Fever, shortness of breath ,che... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Benjamin Hayek
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
Possibly: In short, yes the drainage can be from the surgery if you had a styloidectomy. However, it depends on how long ago you had the surgery and how long af... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Benjamin Hayek
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
Talk to cardiologist: A muscle bridge is a strap of muscle running over the top of the artery. When the muscle contracts it squeezes down on the artery and narrows it causi... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Benjamin Hayek
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
Varicosities: The most common reason for this are varicose veins. This is usually common and quite harmless depending on your general health and if there are any ot... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Benjamin Hayek
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
Pinched nerve: This is difficult to define since more information is needed. The simplest cause is that you are pinching a nerve in that particular position. There c... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Benjamin Hayek
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
Levels may vary: Half life generally refers to the amount of time it takes to eliminate 50% of a drug from your system. However, this does not correlate with the amoun... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Benjamin Hayek
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
Possible allergies: The symptoms you describe are usually due to a viral infection or allergies. The antibiotics would not do anything to help. If they are lasting beyond... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Benjamin Hayek
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
3-4 days: A sore throat without fever or other symptoms in an otherwise healthy young person should be self limiting in 3 or 4 days. Drainage can be irritating ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Benjamin Hayek
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
Sleep is essential: Stress is and important issue in your general health. Your cognitive ability will be affected by the amount of sleep you get. You require adequate sle... Read More

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Dr. Hayek is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Hayek is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thanks for taking the time to respond. I appreciate your help!
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Your answer was very helpful! Thanks :) thank u so much for yr care
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Thank you, your quick reply made me feel good!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Catholic University of Louvain Faculty of Medicine, Belgium
Graduated 1976MD

Residency

ST ELIZABETH HEALTH CENTER
Completed 1980

Awards

Diabetes Recognition Award, NCQA & ADA

Affiliations

Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine, Northeastern Ohio Medical University
St. Elizabeth Health Center, Mercy Health System
Fellow, American College Of Physicians
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