Todd Halper, MD, is a board-certified primary care doctor and family medicine physician at Halper Family Medicine in Rockville Centre and Bayport, New York. Dr. Halper grew up watching his father treat patients in his community and form lasting relationships throughout their care. Today, he works hard at his private practice to take care of his patients as if they’re members of his own family and helps them avoid getting ill with preventive care.
Dr. Halper earned his degree in medicine from the University of the West Indies Faculty of Medicine St. Augustine in Trinidad. He then moved back to his home state of New York for a residency in family practice at North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset. In 2009 during this residency, his outstanding communication skills and knowledge were recognized when he earned the Resident Teacher Award.
Halper Family Medicine is known as the best health care facility in the area. Dr. Halper offers a wide variety of services for patients of all ages, including Botox® injections, IV infusions, regenerative medicine using their own PRP or stem cells, and annual physical exams. He dedicates the necessary time to explain his patients’ conditions and treatments in-depth so that they have a complete understanding of their own care.
When he isn’t at Halper Family Medicine caring for patients, Dr. Halper loves to give back to his community through volunteer work. He teaches future doctors at New York’s Stony Brook University and Hofstra University in Hempstead.
Andrew has been with Halper Family Medicine for over 5 years.
He attended St. Johns University where he completed his Bachelors of Science and Physician Assistant Certification.
Andrew is truly dedicated to our patients, always making sure he gets them to where they need to be to live a healthy full life.
Lauren is an active member of several professional organizations including the American Association of Nurse Practitioners and Sigma Theta Tau, the International Honor Society of Nursing. She is currently certified by the American Heart Association in Basic Life Support (BLS), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric Cardiac Life Support (PALS), and is registered by New York State Department of Health as a Opioid Overdose Prevention Narcan Provider.
Mr. Hoffman attended the State University of New York in Albany for his bachelor’s degree and his master’s degree in public health. He earned his certificate in physician assistant studies from Hofstra University. He holds active membership with the National Association of Medical Examiners.
Mr. Hoffman is certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. A keen and empathetic listener, he believes in following directions and communicating with his patients. He provides the necessary comfort needed to all individuals and is responsive to all their conditions. He finds creative ways to make a difference in people’s lives in a limited time.
After college, Dr. Rybstein returned to his Long Island roots and attended Stony Brook University Medical School.During medical school he developed an interest in cardiovascular disease particularly with an eye towardpreventive cardiology. Following medical school, during residency in Internal Medicine at Lenox Hill Hospital inManhattan, Dr. Rybstein furthered his interest in preventive cardiovascular disease by participating in severalresearch projects involved in further delineating specific risk factors for ischemic heart disease. This researchresulted in several publications in nationally recognized journals, such as CHEST Journal, the official publication ofthe American College of Chest Physicians. Dr. Rybstein further distinguished himself in a program of over 50residents by being awarded the prestigious resident of the year award during his second year of residency. Hewas also elected to the mini-chief program to help further educate more junior residents.
During residency Dr. Rybstein was accepted to St. Vincents Hospital in Manhattan for a cardiovascular diseasefellowship. St. Vincents closed due to financial issues prior to the beginning of his fellowship and Dr. Rybsteinserved as an Internal Medicine attending for two years in the New York area prior to beginning a cardiovascularfellowship at Winthrop University Hospital, a clinical campus of Stony Brook University Hospital, on Long Island.During fellowship Dr. Rybstein cared for patients having the spectrum of cardiovascular issues. These included butwere not limited to ischemic heart disease, non-ischemic cardiomyopathies, valvular heart disease, arrhythmias,hypertension and lipid management. During fellowship Dr. Rybstein completed his certification exams in nuclearcardiology as well as the physicians vascular interpretation exam. Besides for his interests in the full range ofcardiovascular diseases, Dr. Rybstein also specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of venous diseases.Specifically, he specializes in treating the full gamut of venous diseases including spider veins and chronic venousinsufficiency. He is proficient at sclerotherapy, foam sclerotherapy, radiofrequency ablation, laser ablation and veinstripping.