Dr. Frank Amico Sr

Primary Care, Addiction Medicine
Plainview, NY
45 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
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.

Addiction Medicine

Internal Medicine

Licenses

United States: Georgia, New York, North Carolina

Doctor Q&A

216 Answers
144 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Amico Sr
Addiction Medicine 45 years experience
yes, all the alcohol will be out of your system. Also alcohol is measured by a breathalyzer not in the urine because it is cleared from the blood stre... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Amico Sr
Addiction Medicine 45 years experience
Near syncope: Sounds like your blood pressure is dropping causing you to nearly pass out. You are volume depleted , most likely due to dehydration or bleeding from ... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Amico Sr
Addiction Medicine 45 years experience
if your doctor looked at it and said it was a hemorrhoid then that is likely what it is. A hematoma is a bruise, usually related to trauma at the at t... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Amico Sr
Addiction Medicine 45 years experience
If you are having normal periods and multiple home pregnancy tests are negative it’s not likely you are pregnant, HOWEVER, you should see your GYN to ... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frank Amico Sr
Addiction Medicine 45 years experience
causes of prolonged QT interval are genetic, drugs (of which there are many)low potassium, low calcium and heart failure . These causes result in the ... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 68-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frank Amico Sr
Addiction Medicine 45 years experience
there are some studies to show plaque regression these are usually involving Staten doses that are significantly high. As far as an other advantage of... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Amico Sr
Addiction Medicine 45 years experience
Yes : yes, they can be early symptoms of Covid infection or they may be the start of a common URI. either way you should quarantine and get a PCR test for c... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Amico Sr
Addiction Medicine 45 years experience
No: Due to the recent nature of your tooth extraction I would say you should not be eating anything that you can control I’m going to the side with the ex... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frank Amico Sr
Addiction Medicine 45 years experience
Repeat test with PCR: Rapid testing has been shown to be in accurate with a high numbers of false negative readings. Clinically it sounds like you have COVID-19 and I would... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frank Amico Sr
Addiction Medicine 45 years experience
minocycline is affective against chlamydia so it is possible the monocline protected you from getting it. The other explanation is even though you wer... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Amico Sr
Addiction Medicine 45 years experience
Probably will : This depends on how severe the fracture was. If it was not a complete fracture where the finger was displaced it should heal without deviation of the ... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frank Amico Sr
Addiction Medicine 45 years experience
May need more time : you don't mention how long ago the surgery was and if was done laparoscopically. If it wasn't to long ago and it was done laparoscopically (which i... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frank Amico Sr
Addiction Medicine 45 years experience
No: if she was in the 3rd day of her menses it would be highly unlikely and probably impossible. As far as your pre-ejaculate on her underwear causing pr... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frank Amico Sr
Addiction Medicine 45 years experience
It’s not unhealthy : masturbation No unusual or unhealthy at that age and is a normal activity at that age. It should be no guilt associated with this self pleasuring act... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Amico Sr
Addiction Medicine 45 years experience
This is unlikely MS, however before getting an extensive neuro work up, if it’s possible I would slowly reduce the klonopine under your physicians rec... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Amico Sr
Addiction Medicine 45 years experience
if there is any question, go to an emergency room. Secondary drowning, is more common in children but can happen at any age under the right circumsta... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Amico Sr
Addiction Medicine 45 years experience
slim to none with what you described the semen has to go into the vagina up your fallopian tubes to your ovaries it’s unlikely from what you described... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Amico Sr
Addiction Medicine 45 years experience
Neck pain or more specifically jaw pain may be a symptom of a heart attack . With that BP he should be seen and evaluated in an ER to night.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Amico Sr
Addiction Medicine 45 years experience
Systematic illness : Your nanny appears to have so systematic illness and it is possible that the rest of her body is swollen as well. The explanation of “not enough oxyg... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Amico Sr
Addiction Medicine 45 years experience
anytime there is a non healing wound it should be seen by a dermatologist. The reasons for non healing can be an infection to an early form of skin ca... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frank Amico Sr
Addiction Medicine 45 years experience
The short answer to this question is to use Motrin 800 mg every six hours to reduce the pain and swelling. However this amount of pain and swelling s... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Amico Sr
Addiction Medicine 45 years experience
to my knowledge, there are reported cases of hearing loss secondary to TMJ disc replacement. The only side effects documented are related to chronic p... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Amico Sr
Addiction Medicine 45 years experience
vitiligo is not caused by taking medication to my knowledge. It is a genetic disease that my occur on its own, but is also associated with a number of... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frank Amico Sr
Addiction Medicine 45 years experience
after 12 hours it is fine to have a drink. Most antihistamines are cleared from your body, unless they are the long acting, either way there should be... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Amico Sr
Addiction Medicine 45 years experience
at this time there is no evidence or study that shows this side effect
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Amico Sr
Addiction Medicine 45 years experience
need more information what does the pain feel like, where does it start, what makes it better and what makes it worse. Is it associated with nausea, v... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frank Amico Sr
Addiction Medicine 45 years experience
Possibly: Lost of taste and smell is one of the symptoms of COVID, however pos not diagnostic. Other symptoms are fever, cough, shortness of breadth, abdominal ... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Amico Sr
Addiction Medicine 45 years experience
ringworm is actually a topical fugal infection. The treatment for ringworm is a topical anti fungal cream such as lotrimin, nizoral or nystatin. Top... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frank Amico Sr
Addiction Medicine 45 years experience
The care of your penis is not secondary to tight underwear but may be secondary to a disease called Peyronie’s disease which is a black formation in t... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Amico Sr
Addiction Medicine 45 years experience
you probably have a condition known as Gilbert’s syndrome which causes a mild elevation in bilirubin when you are dehydrated . It is an inherited con... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frank Amico Sr
Addiction Medicine 45 years experience
one hit of weed as an isolated incident will not show up in your hair follicle. However, chronic regular use of marijuna over a period of weeks and m... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Amico Sr
Addiction Medicine 45 years experience
Using the plan B method was a good idea and it probably did prevent implantation, however not he is 100% . It would make sense to do a home pregnancy... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Amico Sr
Addiction Medicine 45 years experience
erosion of the stomach is a term used to describe the inflammation of the lining of the stomach. Some of the most common causes are alcohol intake, us... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Amico Sr
Addiction Medicine 45 years experience
First off, I am sorry for your loss of your son. You are going though the worst things a parent can experience. There is no doubt that emotional dur... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Amico Sr
Addiction Medicine 45 years experience
The foul taste and smell coming from the side that is tender is most likely related to an infection. It would be important to see an ENT physician an... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Amico Sr
Addiction Medicine 45 years experience
No, it is not ok to take these two laxatives together. When taken simultaneously the risk of gastrointestinal side effects such as ischemic (lack of... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frank Amico Sr
Addiction Medicine 45 years experience
Yes: Since the seizure would be caused by the excitotoxity phenomenon, it would need to occur before the seizure. So the level of glutamate was most likely... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 64-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frank Amico Sr
Addiction Medicine 45 years experience
I see no reason why you can’t have your hernia surgery. It is prudent to reduce your smoking prior to your surgery and beyond . Most hernia surgeries... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Amico Sr
Addiction Medicine 45 years experience
not to my knowledge, petechiae occur when the platelet count is low. Thyroid illnesses do not characteristically cause playlets to drop.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Amico Sr
Addiction Medicine 45 years experience
yes, a collapsed lung can occur spontaneously.This is referred to as a spontaneous pneumothorax. Depending on the lobe that has collapsed the discomf... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Amico Sr
Addiction Medicine 45 years experience
no it is impossible for you to get pregnant for many reasons. First, either amount of clothes you both had on no sperm would be able to travel from yo... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frank Amico Sr
Addiction Medicine 45 years experience
Needs more hx / exam: left sided abdominal pain may be secondary to a number of things. Peptic ulcer disease especially of it is relieved with food and occurs 2 hours l... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Amico Sr
Addiction Medicine 45 years experience
It depends on what you mean by a regular drug test screening. If the drug testing is part of Federal Mandate screening for specific jobs such as the ... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Amico Sr
Addiction Medicine 45 years experience
condom will not likely cause a yeast infection, what you’re experiencing might be an allergic reaction to the condom or to the lubricant or spermicida... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Amico Sr
Addiction Medicine 45 years experience
Breadth into a paper: the dizziness is sec to hyperventilation and using a paper bag as a re-breather for C02 will improve the dizzyness
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frank Amico Sr
Addiction Medicine 45 years experience
there are a number of over the counter medicines that will help your sinus drainage. There are the non sedating antihistamines claritin, zyrtec and t... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Amico Sr
Addiction Medicine 45 years experience
the pulsating you feel when lying down in the middle of your abdomen is probably your abdominal aorta. The aorta is the main artery that comes out of... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Amico Sr
Addiction Medicine 45 years experience
the 2 kilo weight gain is probably normal and is related to an increase in caloric intake and/or a decrease in physical activity. Malignancies rarely ... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frank Amico Sr
Addiction Medicine 45 years experience
no, people with thalassemia present with low Hemagloblin on a chronic basis. A change from 14 to 13.9 is not significant and is considered normal. T... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.

Testimonials
Recommendations and Thank you notes are endorsements given from patients or other doctors.

3
Recommendations
100
Thank you notes
Sep 15, 2014
Experienced
HealthTap member
Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Amico is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Amico is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
Very helpful thank you! I need that reminder from a professional.thnks
HealthTap member
Thank you very much for sharing this information for my family member.
HealthTap member
Thanks! That’s what I was thinking. I will go see a rheumatologist.

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

Virtual Visit Ratings

4.8
458 ratings

20 top reviews

50-year-old female
Sep 26, 2023 Raleigh, NC
45-year-old male
Sep 11, 2023 Ithaca, NY
35-year-old female
Sep 11, 2023 Atlanta, GA
Amazing!!!
90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions, provide medical advice, write prescriptions, and more.
Answer emailed
in 24 hours or less