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Dr. Arthur Pinkhasov, MD

Internist


Dr. Pinkhasov is a Board Certified Internal Medicine physician.
He is also certified in performing DOT physical exams for CMV drivers. He is currently enrolled in Fellowship program for Metabolic and Nutritional Medicine.

He graduated from St. George University and earned his medical degree. He completed his residency at Elmhurst Hospital Medical Center. Dr Pinkhasov works together with his patients to find a method of treatment that will improve their level of functionality and quality of life. Dr. Pinkhasov speaks Spanish and Russian.
10 years Experience
Dr. Arthur Pinkhasov, MD
  • Forest Hills, NY
  • St. George's University School of Medicine
  • Accepting new patients

Why do I have a fever after my flu shot?

Yes there is a side effect of having a slight fever from getting the flu shot. You can take some Tylenol to help alleviate your fevers.

Does sunscreen prevent me from absorbing vitamin D?

Yes sunscreen can block the absorption of vitamin d. All you need is 10-20 mins of direct skin exposure to sunlight.

Menopause has been brutal for me

You can do something called bioidentical hormonal replacement therapy. It has no side effects and will improve your menopausal symptoms. I offer this type of treatment at my office. READ MORE
You can do something called bioidentical hormonal replacement therapy. It has no side effects and will improve your menopausal symptoms. I offer this type of treatment at my office. Please call 516-262-3612 if interested in learning more about this type of treatment.

Folic acid levels went down - why?

You need to take methylated folic acid since it is high absorb-able form. 1mg of folic acid is enough per day. Also eat lots green vegetables to increase folic acid in your bloodstream. READ MORE
You need to take methylated folic acid since it is high absorb-able form. 1mg of folic acid is enough per day. Also eat lots green vegetables to increase folic acid in your bloodstream.

Ongoing headache - what to do?

There are many reasons for having headaches. It could be tension headaches, migraines, cluster headaches, or even a brain aneurysm. I would suggest to talk to your doctor and get READ MORE
There are many reasons for having headaches. It could be tension headaches, migraines, cluster headaches, or even a brain aneurysm. I would suggest to talk to your doctor and get a formal evaluation if the headache does not resolve with OTC meds.

Can you get strep throat without tonsils?

Yes it is still possible to have strept throat infection even if the tonsils are removed.

Is my bronchitis still contagious?

No if you have complete the correct antibiotics for acute bronchitis, then you should no longer be contagious. Cough can persist up to 1 month and will eventually resolve.

Cloudy urine with strong odor- What could it be?

It can be a urinary tract infection. You should definitely see you GYN and do a urine culture. UTI in pregnancies must be treated even if you have no symptoms.

Shortness of breath

Yes feeling SOB at rest or at exertion is not usually normal for healthy individuals. Please see your doctor for full evaluation for feeling out of breath.

Why does hay fever severity fluctuate

Hay fever is related to the amount of pollen in the air. It has to do with the location you are living and the pollen count in that area. That can fluctuate every year.

When should I see a geriatrician?

Yes at 81 years old, you should be seeing a Geriatrician at least once every 6 months for check ups.

Help with neck muscle stiffness

Yes physical therapy can be a better option since they combine other treatment modalities with massage therapy.

Rotator cuff tear

It depends on the MRI findings. If there is a full thickness tear, you will need surgery. If there is partial rotator cuff tear, it can be fixed with physical therapy.

My hands swell

That could be to increase circulation of blood towards your hands causing local edema.

Horrendous painful arms!

You might have a case of Osteoarthritis, vs Rheumatoid arthritis, vs SLE vs Fibromyaglia. You need to come for a full evaluation to determine the cause of your pains and muscle READ MORE
You might have a case of Osteoarthritis, vs Rheumatoid arthritis, vs SLE vs Fibromyaglia. You need to come for a full evaluation to determine the cause of your pains and muscle spasms.