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Dr. Frank Amico Sr

Primary Care, Addiction Medicine
Plainview, NY
44 years experience male

Locations

Plainview Internal Medicine

Plainview, NY

Address

1097 Old Country Rd, Plainview, NY
Directions

About

Bio

Dr Amico is it practicing internist of 40 years. He has very busy practice including taking care of those who suffer from addiction. He was chief resident during his training and is Medical Director of Substance Abuse NYU-Winthrop University Hospital.

Specialties
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Addiction Medicine

Internal Medicine

Licenses

United States: Georgia, New York, North Carolina

Doctor Q&A

167 Answers
60 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Amico Sr
Addiction Medicine 44 years experience
The reason you are experiencing a worsening of your Chiari symptoms may be related to a number of things. It is possible that more of your brain tissu... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Amico Sr
Addiction Medicine 44 years experience
the symptoms you have are most likely secondary to a sinus infection. The loss of appetite is most likely from a post nasal drainage that you are swal... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frank Amico Sr
Addiction Medicine 44 years experience
Yes : The QTC Intervals are measured by the requesting physician and often the Holter will also report any interval abnormalities
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Amico Sr
Addiction Medicine 44 years experience
Try Biotin which helps nail and hair growth. Along with a well balanced diet, limited alcohol and not smoking
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Amico Sr
Addiction Medicine 44 years experience
I haven’t smoked one cigarette in the last two weeks is not going into going to interfere with your rhinoplasty surgery. Not smoking for two weeks ove... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frank Amico Sr
Addiction Medicine 44 years experience
Acne is caused by the plug-in of hair follicles with oil dirt and dead skin it causes pimples to progress to possibly infect the pimples and what we k... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frank Amico Sr
Addiction Medicine 44 years experience
SGOT and SGPT in fatty liver or non alcoholic hepatosteatosis (NASH) can be 1 to 4 x normal . However, it is important to rule out other causes of el... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Amico Sr
Addiction Medicine 44 years experience
The definition of Cushing disease is an elevated cortisol level, therefore if your cortisol level is normal you don’t have Cushing disease. ACTH leve... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frank Amico Sr
Addiction Medicine 44 years experience
If someone drinks very heavily for a period of 2 months, then reduces the amount abruptly it can certainly cause irritability. This irritability is a... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Amico Sr
Addiction Medicine 44 years experience
i think the best answer would be to see your PCP or an Allergist. Firstly, to make sure that these are hives and if they are, there are other causes f... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frank Amico Sr
Addiction Medicine 44 years experience
The effects of intranasal (snorting) cocaine are usually gone between 30-90 minutes . So the cardiovascular effects of cocaine are gone by 30 hours. ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Amico Sr
Addiction Medicine 44 years experience
The pelvic pain that you’re having on the right side which occurs intermittently maybe secondary to something called endometriosis. Endometriosis is t... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frank Amico Sr
Addiction Medicine 44 years experience
No, by just sitting on a toilet bowl that may or may not have sperm on it will not cause you to get pregnant. The route of the sperm is quite arduous... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Amico Sr
Addiction Medicine 44 years experience
to my knowledge, carvedilol does not cause hair loss. Carvedilol, a beta blocker does not interfere with the production of hair follicles.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Amico Sr
Addiction Medicine 44 years experience
Bacterial vaginosis: if the discharge is unusual for you, and has musty odor associated with a tanish discharge it most likely represents a bacterial vaginal infection. T... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Amico Sr
Addiction Medicine 44 years experience
Yes: If you’ve had unprotected sex , yes you could be pregnant. If the pain intensifies I would go to the ER because you could have an ectopic pregnancy.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Amico Sr
Addiction Medicine 44 years experience
Acute sinusitis: Sounds very much like acute sinusitis. However you should be seen by your PCP to rule out influenza due to the elevated temperature. And the treatment... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Amico Sr
Addiction Medicine 44 years experience
Baker’s cycle : Pain behind the knee is most likely a bakers cyst which occurs secondary to osteoarthritis. They beige and very commonly rupture on their own without ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Amico Sr
Addiction Medicine 44 years experience
the supraclavicular lymph node is most likely secondary to an infection from the ear piercing. Any discomfort from the vaccine would give local tender... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frank Amico Sr
Addiction Medicine 44 years experience
I’ll most likely are ideology causing the sensation you were describing is gastroesophageal reflux disease where are you might be refluxing ass into t... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Amico Sr
Addiction Medicine 44 years experience
what you probably have is herpetic whitlow which is an infection with Herpes Simplex. This is a viral infection and would not respond to any of the tr... Read More
A 68-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frank Amico Sr
Addiction Medicine 44 years experience
MRI: if it hasn’t been done, an MRI might give you grater assurance. However, with a gleason score of 6 the need for further work up is probably not necess... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Amico Sr
Addiction Medicine 44 years experience
no, crying everyday does not lead to mental illness. Crying may be a symptom of depression or the crying may be for a very good reason such as the los... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Amico Sr
Addiction Medicine 44 years experience
The lymph nodes that you were referring to most likely represent a reaction to the inflammation or infection surrounding them. it appears that you hav... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Amico Sr
Addiction Medicine 44 years experience
Having an Arnold Chiari brain malformation wound NOT preclude you from getting the covid 19 immunization and would actually be more of a reason to get... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Amico Sr
Addiction Medicine 44 years experience
Might be anyruesm: a pulstile sensation might represent a abd aortic anurysm
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Amico Sr
Addiction Medicine 44 years experience
what you might be feeling is the tip of your coccyx bone(tail bone) or the area where the coccyx begins, just off your sacrum and lastly as small pilo... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Amico Sr
Addiction Medicine 44 years experience
The two clear lumps inside your mouth may be secondary to previous biting accidentally of your lip causing a cyst formation or a recent viral infectio... Read More
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frank Amico Sr
Addiction Medicine 44 years experience
As with any food the amount has to be controlled regardless of the food type . Cheese is a food that has a lot of nutritional value and should not be ... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Amico Sr
Addiction Medicine 44 years experience
Gallbladder: abd bloating might represent IBS or GB disease
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Amico Sr
Addiction Medicine 44 years experience
Missed period?: Did you miss your menstrual cycle? If so, take a pregnancy test.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Amico Sr
Addiction Medicine 44 years experience
Yes: It is possible only because you may not have your ovulation timing down perfectly. If you have it down perfectly, then its highly unlikely.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Amico Sr
Addiction Medicine 44 years experience
no it is not bad to have phone sex. To my knowledge there are no effects on your health. As a matter of fact, during the time of this pandemic it migh... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Frank Amico Sr
Addiction Medicine 44 years experience
right upper abdominal pain can come from a number of different causes. One of the first possibilities is gallbladder disease if the pain is related to... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Amico Sr
Addiction Medicine 44 years experience
Ibuprophen: NSAIDS are known to have abdominal side effects
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frank Amico Sr
Addiction Medicine 44 years experience
Allergies: You should first see if you have allergies. However, if its been present for a couple of months a bacterial infection is a possibility.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Amico Sr
Addiction Medicine 44 years experience
Possibly: It sounds like it is potentially sinus infection. However we should not discount more serious things. Please see your doctor for an in person exam.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Amico Sr
Addiction Medicine 44 years experience
highly unlikely you can get pregnant The sperm has to travel from the uterus, up the fallopian tube and pennate an egg. The sperm needs fluid to swi... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Amico Sr
Addiction Medicine 44 years experience
Probably : If you are overweight and diabetic yes you probably are insulin resistant the best way to find out is to see your PCP and have blood work
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frank Amico Sr
Addiction Medicine 44 years experience
Arthritis : Most likely cause of AM stiffness is mild osteoarthritis. AM stiffness is characteristic of arthritis and usually resolves as you become active. As e... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Amico Sr
Addiction Medicine 44 years experience
Bowel obstruction : Most certainly see a doctor as abdominal pain is difficult to evaluate without a good physical exam. Abdominal bloating and distention my be secondary... Read More
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frank Amico Sr
Addiction Medicine 44 years experience
Bursitis: Need more history, did you injure the shoulder with a fall , repedative activity, is it related to physical exertion , are there associated complaints... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Amico Sr
Addiction Medicine 44 years experience
TMJ: It could be TMJ, do you grind your teeth or have any jaw pain?
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Amico Sr
Addiction Medicine 44 years experience
Thrush/candida: The lesions in your sons mouth sound very much like they are candida or thrush. This is a yeast overgrowth in the mouth that usually occurs after usin... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frank Amico Sr
Addiction Medicine 44 years experience
no, one episode of drunkenness will not cause alcoholic neuropathy. In order to develop alcohol neuropathy one must drink on a more regular basis. So ... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frank Amico Sr
Addiction Medicine 44 years experience
Contipation : The color of your stool is determined by what you eat. The greenish looking stool is probably due to vegetables you ate that day and is no cause for a... Read More
A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frank Amico Sr
Addiction Medicine 44 years experience
it depends on how many he gave you and when he wants to see you again. If he wants to see you in 3 months and you have 90 pills, wait for your follow... Read More

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Amico is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Dr. Amico is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Very helpful thank you! I need that reminder from a professional.thnks
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Thank you very much for sharing this information for my family member.
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Thank you! And would you be able to answer a follow up I posted too?

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Col of osteo med & surg
Graduated 1978MD

Residency

WINTHROP-UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL
Completed 1982

Affiliations

American College of Physician
American Osteopathic Association
Fellow of American College of Physicians

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374 ratings

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Fantastic doctor, very quick and well-informed. Would definitely see again.
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