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Name: Dr. Stanley J. Berke Specialty:founding partner at (Credit: Newsday/Audrey C. Tiernan, 2011)

Name: Dr. Stanley J. Berke
Specialty:founding partner at Ophthalmic Consultants of Long Island
Location:Lynbrook
"Floaters are, unfortunately, as common as the belly button."
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Tips from Top Doctors, 2011

Newsday is presenting Castle Connolly's list of top LI doctors.
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Name: Dr. Louis Potters Specialty:Chairman of the Department
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Name: Dr. Louis Potters
Specialty:Chairman of the Department of Radiation Medicine at North Shore-LIJ Health System
Location:Manhasset
"Self-discovery of a breast lump likely represents the best 'save' for women diagnosed with breast cancer."
Click here to read, "Top doctors: Diagnosing Breast Cancer"

Name: Dr. Mark A. Mittler Specialty:co-chief of the
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Name: Dr. Mark A. Mittler
Specialty:co-chief of the Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Cohen Children's Medical Center
Location:New Hyde Park
"One of the classic symptoms of a brain tumor is a headache that is frequently present upon waking up in the morning."
Click here to read, "Top doctors: Childhood brain tumors"

Name: Dr. Alan Spielberg Specialty:Chairman of the gastroenterology
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Name: Dr. Alan Spielberg
Specialty:Chairman of the gastroenterology section at St. Catherine of Siena Medical Center
Location:Smithtown
"People who have acid reflux on a regular basis, such as a few times a week, should be screened for esophageal problems."
Click here for advice about esophageal cancer from LI's top doctors.

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Name: Dr. Stanley J. Berke Specialty:founding partner at
(Credit: Newsday/Audrey C. Tiernan, 2011)

Name: Dr. Stanley J. Berke
Specialty:founding partner at Ophthalmic Consultants of Long Island
Location:Lynbrook
"Floaters are, unfortunately, as common as the belly button."
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Name: Dr. Philip Perlman Specialty:Director of otolaryngology, head
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Name: Dr. Philip Perlman
Specialty:Director of otolaryngology, head and neck surgery at St. Francis Hospital
Location:Roslyn
"These days, we're seeing a lot of adults with tonsillitis."
Click here for advice about tonsils from LI's top doctors.

Name: Dr. Alan S. Multz Specialty:Chairman of the
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Name: Dr. Alan S. Multz
Specialty:Chairman of the Department of Medicine at Nassau University Medical Center
Location: East Meadow
"Patients frequently ignore shortness of breath or decreased exercise tolerance as a sign of aging or being a little overweight"
Click here for heart and aspirin advice from LI's top doctors.

Name: Dr. Steven Carsons Specialty:Rheumatology Location: Winthrop University
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Name: Dr. Steven Carsons
Specialty:Rheumatology
Location: Winthrop University Hospital of Mineola
"Rheumatologists and their staffs are knowledgeable in working with payers, manufacturers and private foundations in order to obtain these medications for their patients at a reasonable out-of-pocket expense whenever possible."
Click here to read more about rheumatoid arthritis.

Name: Dr. James Sullivan III Specialty: Surgical Oncologist
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Name: Dr. James Sullivan III Specialty: Surgical Oncologist Location: Great Neck "There's a smaller chance of a problem, it's not zero, but it's smaller."
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Name:Dr. John FrancfortSpecialty: Surgeon Location:West Islip
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Name:Dr. John Francfort
Specialty: Surgeon
Location:West Islip
"Laser sounds sexy and space-age, and in a sense it is, but it's not suitable for all patients."
Click here for laser eye surgery advice from LI's top doctors.

Name: Dr. Geraldine Lanman Specialty: Geriatrician Location: New
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Name: Dr. Geraldine Lanman
Specialty: Geriatrician
Location: New Hyde Park
"just trust your doctor and your agent will do the very best they can to provide you with the care you wish for yourself"
Click here for facts about kids and the ER from LI's top doctors.

Name: Dr. Sean Levchuck Specialty: Pediatrics Location: St.
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Name: Dr. Sean Levchuck
Specialty: Pediatrics
Location: St. Francis Hospital Heart Center
"parents should notify the child's specialist prior to going to the ER"
Click here for facts about kids and the ER from LI's top doctors.

Name: Dr. Arlene Redner Specialty: Oncology Location: Steven
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Name: Dr. Arlene Redner
Specialty: Oncology
Location: Steven and Alexandra Cohen Children's Medical Center of New York in New Hyde Park
"It has been shown that children with cancer who are enrolled in clinical trials have a superior outcome to children who are not," Redner said.
Click here to read more about childhood cancer.

Name: Dr. Martin Fisher Specialty: Pediatrics Location: Steven
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Name: Dr. Martin Fisher
Specialty: Pediatrics
Location: Steven and Alexandra Cohen Children's Medical Center of New York in New Hyde Park
Three decades ago, pediatricians tended to focus purely on physical health, Fisher said. Now, they explore such issues as depression and anxiety, substance abuse and sexual health.
Click here to learn more about doctors for teens from LI's top doctors.

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Name: Dr. Adam B. Stein Specialty: Physical Medicine
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Name: Dr. Adam B. Stein
Specialty: Physical Medicine
Location: Great Neck
"Generally, if a person's insurance policy allows for physical therapy, and the individual being treated is making progress toward the goals of treatment, it will be covered."
Click here to learn more about physical therapy from LI's top doctors.

Name: Dr. James Capozzi Specialty: Orthopedic Surgery Location:
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Name: Dr. James Capozzi
Specialty: Orthopedic Surgery
Location: Winthrop University Hospital
Click here to learn more about orthopedic surgery from LI's top doctors.

Name: Dr. Burton Rochelson Specialty: Maternal-Fetal Medicine Location:
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Name: Dr. Burton Rochelson
Specialty: Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Location: Manhasset
Click here for pregnancy and ultrasound advice from LI's top doctors.

Name: Dr. Leonard Gioia Specialty: Endocrinology Location: West
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Name: Dr. Leonard Gioia
Specialty: Endocrinology
Location: West Islip
"And I can think of at least one person in my practice who basically reversed diabetes on his own. He lost enough weight and came off of everything -- all the pills -- and had a resolution of diabetes."
Click here for facts on diabetes from LI's top doctors.

Name: Dr. Judith Greenberg Specialty: Psychiatry Location: Zucker
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Name: Dr. Judith Greenberg
Specialty: Psychiatry
Location: Zucker Hillside Hospital
"In general, most children are at least school-age when they are considered for psychiatric medications."
Click here for psychiatry advice from LI's top doctors.

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Name: Dr. Bernard Nash Specialty: Internal medicine Location:
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Name: Dr. Bernard Nash
Specialty: Internal medicine
Location: West Islip
"When Dr. X says one thing, and Dr. Y says another, we're there to put the pieces together, since they may not both have a full picture."
Click here for the inside on internists from LI's top doctors.

Name: Dr. Andrew W. Menzin Specialty: Gynecologic oncology
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Name: Dr. Andrew W. Menzin
Specialty: Gynecologic oncology
Location: Manhasset
"Early detection usually means a better chance to eradicate the problem and minimize its reoccurrence."
Click here for ovarian cancer facts from LI's top doctors.

Name: Dr. Frederick Lukash Specialty: Plastic Surgery Location:
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Name: Dr. Frederick Lukash
Specialty: Plastic Surgery
Location: Manhasset
"At the end of the day, liposuction is liposuction is liposuction."
Click here for liposuction advice from LI's top doctors.

Name: Dr. Daniel Siegel Specialty: Dermatology Location: Smithtown
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Name: Dr. Daniel Siegel
Specialty: Dermatology
Location: Smithtown
"If you develop a rash and a fever, see a doctor."
Click here for more dermatology advice from LI's top doctors.

Name: Dr. Stephen Green Specialty: Cardiology Location: North
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Name: Dr. Stephen Green
Specialty: Cardiology
Location: North Shore
"You might not need a daily aspirin."
Click here for heart and aspirin advice from LI's top doctors.

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