Dr. Alex Spyropoulos

Internal Medicine
NY
31 years experience male

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Bio

Alex C. Spyropoulos, MD received his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in Philadelphia. He completed his internship and residency in internal medicine at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center in Albuquerque, NM. He is board certified in Internal Medicine. Dr. Spyropoulos was Founder and former Medical Director of the Clinical Thrombosis Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He is currently a Professor of Medicine at Hofstra, North Shore/LIJ School of Medicine and System Director of Anticoagulation and Clinical Thrombosis Services for the 18-hospital North Shore Long Island Jewish Health System in NY.

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Internal Medicine

Languages spoken

Greek

Doctor Q&A

13 Answers
6 Agrees
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alex Spyropoulos
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
Warfarin failures: Warfarin failure syndromes while in the therapeutic range are uncommon and occur ~1-2% of patients per year. They are less likely due to thrombophilic... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alex Spyropoulos
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
VTE and Obesity: Obesity is a moderate patient-specific independent risk factor for DVT. This is due to 2 causes: 1) an obese person has elements of venous insufficien... Read More
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A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alex Spyropoulos
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
Warfarin duration: Depends upon the severity of your leg and lung blood clots , whether you have a family history of venous thrombosis, and whether the events were provo... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alex Spyropoulos
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
Surviving lung clots: Large outcome and registry studies suggest that over 80% of unselected patients who develop a first episode of a lung clot will survive it. Those that... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alex Spyropoulos
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
Blood clot triad: Blood clots are caused by any or all elements of the triad of hypercoagulabiliy, venous stasis, and vascular injury. These were described by a German ... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alex Spyropoulos
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
DD: I would disagree with Dr Brauer. High sensitivity Dd assays have high NPV and can safely R/O disease in low risk patients in conjunction with a valid... Read More
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A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alex Spyropoulos
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
Tea and warfarin: In general, most teas, including green tea and red bush tea, is completely safe with warfarin. Occasionally if a patient overindulges, there may e a m... Read More
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A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alex Spyropoulos
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
Benecol and warfarin: Benecol and warfarin should not have any significant interactions. However, you are on high risk medications in terms of drug-drug interactions with w... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alex Spyropoulos
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
Dd and warfarin: Conventional intensity warfarin will typically decrease the sensitivity of Dd testing, so if Dd s are used to predict recurrence of venous thrombosis,... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alex Spyropoulos
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
LMWH: You have 2 existing risk factors for VTE recurrence: your history of thrombophilia, and your history of a previous DVT and PE,and pregnancy is a thro... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alex Spyropoulos
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
Purpora of arms: It is very common when you are on a blood thinner like warfarin to have purplish or bluish discolorations in the arms, and occasionally on your face. ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alex Spyropoulos
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
Novel anticoagulants: There have been 3 "warfarin substitutes" since 2010 that have FDA approval for venous thromboembolism prevention, treatment of venous thromboembolism,... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alex Spyropoulos
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
LMWH: You should be on treatment doses of Lovenox (enoxaparin) at 1mg/kg SQ twice daily if you have suffered a recent DVT and have lupus anticoagulants and ... Read More
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Spyropoulos is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Spyropoulos is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your quick reply made me feel good!
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful!
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, PA
Graduated 1992MD

Residency

University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center

Awards

Professor of Medicine, Hofstra North Shore LIJ School of Medicine, NY
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