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Dr. Stephen Sisselman

Internal Medicine
Commack, NY
25 years experience male

Locations

Sisselman Medical Group

Commack, NY

Address

2171 Jericho Turnpike, Suite 135, Commack, NY
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My office hours

Thursday: 8:00am - 8:00pm
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Practice website

Fax

631-670-6526

Sisselman Medical Group

Massapequa, NY

About

Bio

Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Clinical Lipidology. Outpatient private practice specializing in cardiac risk reduction and all of general medicine.

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

Clinical Lipidology

Licenses

United States: New York

Doctor Q&A

83 Answers
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Sisselman
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
?: Maybe either neither or both. Best answer would be to ask them? Good luck!
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Sisselman
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Abdominal pain: It sounds like Diego may be suffering from a number of gastrointestinal illnesses including GERD, peptic ulcer disease, gastritis, irritable bowel dis... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Sisselman
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Yes : A rapid flu test is very sensitive to pick up both influenza A and B. If u have had symptoms for 14 weeks it's unlikely to be the flu. Flu symptoms li... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Stephen Sisselman
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Lymph nodes : The lumps under your armpit are most likely lymph nodes. They could be enlarged due to infection or other causes or you could just be feeling them nat... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Sisselman
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
MRI Contrast: Gadolinium is the contrast agent used in MRI and MRA. It will help in cases looking at blood vessels more closely or in cases where surgery was perfor... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Sisselman
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Hyperventilation: Yes - sometimes during anxiety or panic attacks you breathe faster and may hyperventilate - lowering the carbon dioxide level of the blood too low - t... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Sisselman
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Herpes: Herpes blood tests can be misleading. 90% of people with antibodies to HSV2 have been exposed to genital herpes and 10% to oro-labial (mouth) herpes.... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Sisselman
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Healthy habits: Drinking water is good for your body. Your body needs water to carry out its basic functions. Additionally, it's good for weight loss or preserving a ... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Sisselman
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Ear wax : There is an over the counter product called Debrox. This will help soften the ear wax. After a few days of using Debrox a bulb syringe with warm water... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Sisselman
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Breast mass: When one breast is appearing different from the other there are many possible causes such as breast cyst, mass, tumor, infection and gynecomastia whic... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Sisselman
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Back pain: Maybe your back pain this time is worse? Different? Try Advil (ibuprofen) and ice and stretching. If symptoms worsen or change or go unimproved for ... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Sisselman
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
CXR findings: Some chest infections can damage lungs - bronchiectasis at a young age can lead to having asthma and other problems later on. Some infections like TB... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Sisselman
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
LPR: Sometimes it's hard to tell nasal drip from LPR. NEXIUM (esomeprazole) is a good choice but one must avoid all food triggers to further calm down the ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Sisselman
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Congestion: Sounds like an upper respiratory infection of some sort - nasal congestion and sensation of ear clogged - eustation tube dysfunction - can be from all... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Sisselman
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
RICE: For a sprained ankle - remember RICE: rest, ice, compression (ace bandage) and elevation. So - stay off the ankle if you can for a few days, apply i... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Sisselman
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Tinea versicolor: Sounds like u could have a topical skin infection caused by a skin fungus. It's not serious. See a dermatologist for evaluation and management. For n... Read More
A 76-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Sisselman
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
NO, but ...: Anyone over the age of 50, and some say 55, can get a shingles shot (vaccine) but you do not NEED a shingles shot. This vaccine is thought to precept... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Sisselman
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Yes: LPR can certainly cause a whole host of symptoms including those u mention. Avoid alcohol cigarettes chocolate caffeine spicy food peppermint and chew... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Sisselman
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Hydrocortisone : you can try some over the counter hydrocortisone cream. If it's not better in a few days consult your doctor. Good luck!
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Sisselman
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Yes: Disseminated herpes virus infection can show up on face arm anywhere. Get checked by a doctor if tou have this rash so appropriate diagnosis can be m... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Sisselman
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Sinusitis: Sinus infections can not lead to brain tumors or cancers but can lead to brain infections in some rare cases. Polyps should be evaluated by ENT doctor... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Sisselman
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Hepatitis: If you have liver enzyme elevation from some cause such as autoimmune hepatitis or any cause, it would be worse if you were to develop viral hepatitis... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Sisselman
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Indeterminate: Anti-SSa/Ro autoantibodies are present in about 0.1-0.5 percent of people. There is an association with lupus but also biliary cirrhosis and Sjögren's... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Sisselman
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Steroid cream: No, cortisone 10 is a low potency over the counter 1% hydrocortisone cream. It has no anti fungal properties. It may make some fungal infections initi... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Stephen Sisselman
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Foot fungus: White cracks in skin of feet could also be due to a skin fungus - tinea pedis - or athletes foot. use an OTC anti fungal cream like lotrimin or lamisi... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Sisselman
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
C.diff: Yes, Flagyl can be an effective treatment for diarrhea, if the cause is clostridium difficile, or C. Diff. It's caused by a bacterial overgrowth of t... Read More
A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Sisselman
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Inguinal hernia: This type of hernia is more common in men. Standing lifting straining and even sitting upright may aggravate it. If u feel pain in the area, have a bu... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Sisselman
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Uri?: Sore throat and cough are symptoms of lots of different ailments. More information is likely needed to make a diagnosis. Could be post nasal drip, aci... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Sisselman
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Chest pain: If u have an abnormal heart rhythm and chest pain it's probably a food idea to see a doctor and determine what the causes are. Good luck!
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Sisselman
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Statins: Lipitor (atorvastatin) is a HMG-Coenzyme A reductase inhibitor. There are 7 such drugs on the market in the US. The 2 most common side effects, affect... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Sisselman
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
? UTI: Your symptoms could be from a urinary tract infection. A urinalysis and urine culture could be helpful. UTI is more common in women than men but stil... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Sisselman
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Sleep hygiene: Maintain good sleep hygiene. Goto bed about same time every night. Only use bed for sleeping - not for TV watching reading or other activities. If not... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Sisselman
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Coronary artery dz: It sounds like you are saying that the 3 main heart arteries, Right coronary, left anterior descending and left circumflex, all have blockages. Some ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Sisselman
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Food allergy: Itching after eating lobster or shellfish could be part of allergic reaction. Your mom should avoid shellfish again until the cause of the itching is ... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Sisselman
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Who knows?: A fasting blood glucose of 95 is normal. But if u drink soda with sugar and don't watch what you eat that could change. You take Lipitor (atorvastatin... Read More
A 64-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Sisselman
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Yes and yes: The meds u mention are good for acid reflux. They may not help symptoms of ibs. Both reflux and ibs may be made worse by stress. For more info, and a ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Sisselman
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Pregnancy: It's possible your uterus is pushing against a nerve causing your symptoms. It's probably a normal sign of pregnancy and being pregnant. If you are co... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Sisselman
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Particle size: Hello, the main difference between a "regular" cholesterol test and VAP is the VAP gives particle size. It is thought that smaller more dense LDL is ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Sisselman
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Fibroids: Uterine Fibroids are benign growth of Uterine tissue. There are different treatments based on age and child bearing status. You should consult with ... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Sisselman
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Trigeminal Neuralgia: Temporal arteritis is much more common in people older than you and can be diagnosed by an elevated Sed rate (ESR) and sometimes arterial biopsy. If p... Read More
A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Sisselman
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Medication: I usually tell patients to take their nexium (esomeprazole) with breakfast or dinner and lexapro at night. The fish oil can be also with meals - keep ... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Sisselman
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Maybe allergy: Hives could be a sign of allergic reaction or could be due to other allergies or urticaria - the pins and needles could be neurologic in nature or fro... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Sisselman
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Maybe: It is certainly possible that if u stop taking your medication u may experience symptoms again. Please consult with your psychiatrist regarding medica... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Sisselman
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Yes: Both meds are indicated for anxiety. They work in different ways. They can be taken together or separately. Both require a prescription so ask your pr... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Sisselman
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Wet skin: The skin under the bandaid is wet and needs to breathe a little. Keep the area uncovered at night and put a bandaid on if protection is needed during ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Sisselman
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Portion control and : exercise. If you consume fewer calories and burn more calories u will lose weight. For a healthy metabolism eat smaller more frequent meals. If still ... Read More
A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Sisselman
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Neuropathy: You may have symptoms of pinched nerve, a neuropathy. Without proper exam and testing a correct diagnosis can not be made. See your doctor or a neurol... Read More
A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Sisselman
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Yes: Yes, you could be developing psoriatic arthritis. Methotrexate may be helping the symptoms but you should follow up with a rheumatologist to make a co... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Sisselman
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Sinusitis: Yes, the vast majority of upper respiratory infections that we call sinus infections are viral, and will go away without antibiotics. If symptoms last... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Sisselman
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Lingering bronchitis: After bronchitis, the cough may linger for 4-6 weeks even after you feel better and took appropriate medications. If symptoms worsen, fever, thick mo... Read More

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Sisselman is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Sisselman is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you doctor, I´ll probably go see my GP and/or a urologist tomorrow if it persists.
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Thank you, your quick reply made me feel good! had this prob for 15 yrs trying everything for PNd, hopeful!! :)
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thank you! I'll try that out. Your answer was very helpful :)

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

New York Institute of Technology New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, NY
Graduated 1996MD

Residency

CHRISTIANA CARE HEALTH SERVICES, INC.

Awards

Elected Fellow to the American College of Physicians (FACP)
HealthTap Founding Doctor

Affiliations

Beacon Health Partners
Nslij plainveiw hospital
St Joseph hospital
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