Month: July 2017

‘I Want To Stop Drinking Alcohol NOW But I Can’t’: Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

July 29, 2017

‘I Want To Stop Drinking Alcohol But I Can’t’: Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism By Dr. Natan Schleider, M.D. July 29th, 2017 ‘I need you over here quick doc, I want to stop drinking alcohol NOW but I can’t.’ Among the most common house call requests I get is from the loved one or family member…

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Diary of a Insomniac Physician aka What to Do If You Can’t Sleep and Suffer Insomnia: Part 2

July 17, 2017

By Dr. Natan Schleider, M.D. July 17th, 2017 3:49 AM Can’t sleep? Join the club. 5.5 million Americans visit their doctor every year for treatment of insomnia and I’m one of them. Having tried proper sleep hygiene techniques discussed in my blog post yesterday, I visited the drug store. Sleepytime tea was tried. No effect.…

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Diary of a Insomniac Physician aka What to Do If You Can’t Sleep and You Suffer Insomnia: Part 1

July 16, 2017

By Dr. Natan Schleider, M.D. July 16th, 2017 It is 2:08 am on Sunday, July 16th, 2017 and for no particular reason, I cannot sleep. I did not drink any caffeine today. I am practicing good ‘sleep hygiene’ [we will get to that later but that is the fancy doctor jargon meaning all the stuff…

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Why Pay Money For a House Call Doctor?

July 9, 2017

With an urgent care center on every corner and ‘telemedicine’ (that is the fancy word for being able to consult a doctor, nurse, or physician assistant via your smartphone or your computer), this begs the question: Why Pay Good Money For a House Call Doctor? You are homebound, really sick, and do not want to…

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“I’m Going to a Developing Country for Vacation, Do I Really Need Travel Vaccines? I Was There Before and I Was Fine.”

July 2, 2017

By Natan Schleider, M.D. July 2nd, 2017 I get the above question quite often from my patients, often days, before they are leaving for Thailand, India, South America, Africa..my patients, are world travelers. Usually, the question is followed by a statement like: “I only drink bottled water and will only be in the jungle for…

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Gone are The Days Where to Build a Medical Practice You Just ‘Hang a Shingle’…

July 1, 2017

By Natan Schleider, M.D. July 1st, 2017 “Hang a Shingle?!” What are you talking about? Most young readers are probably unfamiliar with this expression. To “hang a shingle” refers to a time before the internet (yes, the stone ages) where, when starting a medical practice–or any other small professional business for that matter like a…

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‘I Want To Stop Drinking Alcohol NOW But I Can’t’: Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

July 29, 2017

‘I Want To Stop Drinking Alcohol But I Can’t’: Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism By Dr. Natan Schleider, M.D. July 29th, 2017 ‘I need you over here quick doc, I want to stop drinking alcohol NOW but I can’t.’ Among the most common house call requests I get is from the loved one or family member…

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Diary of a Insomniac Physician aka What to Do If You Can’t Sleep and Suffer Insomnia: Part 2

July 17, 2017

By Dr. Natan Schleider, M.D. July 17th, 2017 3:49 AM Can’t sleep? Join the club. 5.5 million Americans visit their doctor every year for treatment of insomnia and I’m one of them. Having tried proper sleep hygiene techniques discussed in my blog post yesterday, I visited the drug store. Sleepytime tea was tried. No effect.…

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Diary of a Insomniac Physician aka What to Do If You Can’t Sleep and You Suffer Insomnia: Part 1

July 16, 2017

By Dr. Natan Schleider, M.D. July 16th, 2017 It is 2:08 am on Sunday, July 16th, 2017 and for no particular reason, I cannot sleep. I did not drink any caffeine today. I am practicing good ‘sleep hygiene’ [we will get to that later but that is the fancy doctor jargon meaning all the stuff…

Read More

Why Pay Money For a House Call Doctor?

July 9, 2017

With an urgent care center on every corner and ‘telemedicine’ (that is the fancy word for being able to consult a doctor, nurse, or physician assistant via your smartphone or your computer), this begs the question: Why Pay Good Money For a House Call Doctor? You are homebound, really sick, and do not want to…

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“I’m Going to a Developing Country for Vacation, Do I Really Need Travel Vaccines? I Was There Before and I Was Fine.”

July 2, 2017

By Natan Schleider, M.D. July 2nd, 2017 I get the above question quite often from my patients, often days, before they are leaving for Thailand, India, South America, Africa..my patients, are world travelers. Usually, the question is followed by a statement like: “I only drink bottled water and will only be in the jungle for…

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Gone are The Days Where to Build a Medical Practice You Just ‘Hang a Shingle’…

July 1, 2017

By Natan Schleider, M.D. July 1st, 2017 “Hang a Shingle?!” What are you talking about? Most young readers are probably unfamiliar with this expression. To “hang a shingle” refers to a time before the internet (yes, the stone ages) where, when starting a medical practice–or any other small professional business for that matter like a…

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