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Think Telemedicine on a Stormy Night!

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By: Naomi Zilkha, MD (Telemedicine, Allied Physicians Group) Hi Allied! It’s #TelemedicineTuesday! We have sure been having some challenging weather! The weekend’s high heat and humidity kept me (and my asthma) basically indoors the whole time. Then, last night’s rainstorm! I was so glad to be safe at home with my husband and my babies […]

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Telemedicine and Poison Ivy

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(Picture was taken today of a huge patch of poison Ivy a few houses away from mine. It’s all poison ivy, but I’ve circled ones that are particularly classic looking) By: Naomi Zilkha, MD (Telemedicine, Allied Physicians Group) Hi Allied! Today I’m going to talk about Poison Ivy. Poison Ivy grows rampant here in New […]

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Telemedicine for Swimmers Ear

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By: Naomi Zilkha, MD (Telemedicine, Allied Physicians Group) Hi Allied! It’s #TelemedicineTuesday! Today I’m going to talk about a very common topic for summer Telemedicine consults: Swimmer’s Ear. Swimmer’s Ear (also called Otitis Externa) is an infection of the external ear canal, caused by bacteria that grow there when the area is moist. Swimmer’s Ear is […]

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The Benefit of Telemedicine in the Case of the Mysterious Bruise

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By: Naomi Zilkha, MD (Telemedicine, Allied Physicians Group) Hi Allied! It’s #TelemedicineTuesday! This week, I’ve actually had a lot of different reasons for Telemedicine visits ranging from ADHD follow up (had 2 tonight) to diaper rash, tick bite, mosquito bite, breastfeeding question, mouth/tooth injury from falling, pink eye, summer cold, and summer allergies. But today […]

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Getting Outside with your Kids

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By: Naomi Zilkha, MD (Telemedicine, Allied Physicians Group) Hi Allied! It’s time for #TelemedicineTuesday This week in after-hours Telemedicine, I saw a variety of patients: more pink eye (topic of last week’s Telemedicine Tuesday), insect bites of all varieties (ticks included), visits from patients home from college doing remote visits for ADHD medication follow up, […]

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Telemedicine Tuesday- Pink Eye Edition

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By: Naomi Zilkha, MD (Telemedicine, Allied Physicians Group) Hi Allied! It’s #TelemedicineTuesday I can summarize this week in after-hours Telemedicine in 2 words: Pink Eye. So, there are 3 main types of pink eye (aka conjunctivitis) that I see in telemedicine: 1) allergic conjunctivitis 2) viral conjunctivitis 3) bacterial conjunctivitis How do I tell the […]

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Dr. Zilkha’s Pre-Summer Swim & Sun Advice

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By: Naomi Zilkha, MD (Telemedicine, Allied Physicians Group) Hi Allied! I am hoping that this weekend our family outdoor BBQ and swim season will begin. So far, this season in Telemedicine I haven’t yet had any swim or sun related visits, but I know they are coming. At the beginning of the season, I normally […]

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Telemedicine & Rashes Part 2.

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By: Naomi Zilkha, MD (Telemedicine, Allied Physicians Group) Hi Allied! It’s #TelemedicineTuesday This week I’ve seen many different rashes. (Parents worried about measles, but NO Measles) The rashes have ranged from a newborn with diaper rash to a toddler in daycare with a human bite to a pre-schooler with hives from head to toe, to […]

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Telemedicine & Rashes

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By: Naomi Zilkha, MD (Telemedicine, Allied Physicians Group) Hi Allied! It’s #TelemedicineTuesday! This week my most common Telemedicine visit was for rashes. With the measles outbreak, although we (thankfully) have yet to see a case of measles in any Allied office, it is still a concern. Telemedicine is perfect to help ease rash worries. In […]

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World Health Day

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By: Eric Levene, MD, Chester Pediatrics (White Plains, New York) Did you know that April 7th is World Health Day?  Each year since 1950 the World Health Organization highlights a particular aspect of healthcare.  For 2019, the theme is Universal Healthcare.  While you can debate the pros and cons of universal healthcare and the multiple different […]

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Fevers!

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Author: Naomi Zilkha, MD (Telemedicine, Allied Physicians Group) It’s time for #TelemedicineTuesday Today I’d like to talk about after-hours fevers. Most importantly, if you are a parent to a baby that is 6 weeks old or less, if the baby has a rectal temperature of 100.5 or higher, this is not a Telemedicine visit. You […]

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Telemedicine Tackles the Stomach Bug

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By: Naomi Zilkha, MD (Telemedicine, Allied Physicians Group) Hi Allied! It’s #TelemedicineTuesday! This week in Allied Telemedicine it has been all about stomach viruses and high fevers. Today I’m going to talk about stomach viruses. They are normally super contagious, and usually within 24-72 hours, so I’ve had consults where multiple family members have been […]

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It’s Been 1 Year of Allied After-Hours Telemedicine!

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By: Naomi Zilkha, MD (Telemedicine, Allied Physicians Group) Hi Allied! It’s #TelemedicineTuesday! Yesterday was the 1 year anniversary of the day I started as Allied’s after-hours Virtualist, so I thought it might be fun to put a list together of what telemedicine visits I have had in the past year. Of course, this list doesn’t […]

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National Nutrition Month 2019

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By: Erica Singer, PA (Pediatric Health Associates, Plainview, NY) March is National Nutrition Month! This month The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics focuses on spreading the word about the importance of nutrition education. They strive to spread their message to more people in hopes of building a ‘world where all people thrive through the transformative […]

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Head Injuries & Telemedicine

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By: Naomi Zilkha, MD (Telemedicine, Allied Physicians Group) Hi Allied, It’s #TelemedicineTuesday! Today I’m going to talk about head injuries. This week, I had a Telemedicine patient who had an etch-a-sketch injury (sibling shaking it too vigorously), and a corner hit the patient in the head. In this particular case, I did recommend going to […]

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Post-Winter Break Telemedicine Chronicles

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  By: Naomi Zilkha, MD (Telemedicine, Allied Physicians Group) Hi Allied, It’s time for #TelemedicineTuesday! Last week was a bit quiet, as expected due to the vacation, but we’re back in full swing this week. I’ve already seen 2 cases of bed bug bites after returning from vacation. (Makes me itch just to write that). […]

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Would You Try A Telemedicine Visit For Your Little One?

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By: Naomi Zilkha, MD (Telemedicine, Allied Physicians Group) Yesterday, there was an article published by Newsday that discussed the challenges of telemedicine and getting patients to click the app. Allied Physicians Group has been offering telemedicine to our patients since January 2018. We started with one office during the daytime, and then rolled out after-hours […]

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Telemedicine Tales 2/12/19

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By: Dr. Naomi Zilkha (Telemedicine, Allied Physicians Group) Hi Allied! It’s #TelemedicineTuesday, and our first snow day of the winter here in Suffolk County (our kids had an early dismissal from school). What I want to talk to you about today is how great this week in Allied Telemedicine has been!!! Since last Telemedicine Tuesday, […]

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Telemedicine Teamwork

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By: Dr. Naomi Zilkha (Telemedicine, Allied Physicians Group) It’s time for #TelemedicineTuesday, and it’s also the Chinese New Year, so Happy Year of the Pig to all those celebrating! This week, I’ve been thinking a lot about #Teamwork, and how one of the reasons that Allied Telemedicine is so great is because there’s a team […]

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Self Care & Telemedicine

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By: Naomi Zilkha, MD (Telemedicine- Allied Physicians Group) Today I’d like you to think about self care. When I was a young mother, I don’t remember hearing that term. I do remember being told: “Sleep when the baby sleeps” “Enjoy this time now, because you’ll miss it later” And so many other things that proved […]