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A Succinct Review of the Top Medical Research Studies of 2018 for Family Physicians

May 19, 2019

By Natan Schleider, M.D. May 19th, 2019 SOURCE: AMERICAN FAMILY PHYSICIAN V.99 # 9 MAY 2019 P.565-573 Every year I try to sum up the most important easy to understand studies for my patients, doing my best in eliminating fancy medical mumbo jumbo. Here are the important points for 2018: Home blood pressures are more…

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Is Breakfast Really the Most Important Meal of the Day?

May 2, 2019

By Natan Schleider M.D. SOURCE AND QUOTES FROM:JAMA. Published online May 1, 2019. doi:10.1001/jama.2019.2927 ‘Back in 1917, the same year that she co-founded the American Dietetic Association (now the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics), Lenna Frances Cooper authored an article in Good Health magazine that noted: “in many ways, the breakfast is the most important meal of the day, because…

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Turning 50? Get ready for a battery of tests…here is what is recommended.

January 14, 2019

‘Some men just can’t seem to grow old gracefully.’ By Natan Schleider, M.D. January 14th, 2019 I’ll be turning 50 soon and I can tell. I wake up 4 times nightly to pee )so my prostate is growing.’ My hair is thinning. Joints hurt. I shrunk from 5’9″ to 5’8″ based on my last physical.…

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‘Dear Blue Cross Blue Shield, Thanks for raising my fees because I know the 1+Billion Profit You Made in 2018 Will Go Straight to the Sick and Infirm!’

January 12, 2019

By Natan Schleider, M.D. January 12th, 2019 First let me say if you are reading this blog and comment or follow me on social media and are a new patient with no health insurance, I’ll provide you free medical care for 3-6 months within the scope of my specialty. Why? Quite simply if I can afford…

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‘I don’t need the flu vaccine, it always makes me sick plus I can count on ‘herd immunity.’

January 4, 2019

January 4th, 2019 By Natan Schleider, M.D. Posted by Board of Health Advising People wear mask in 1918 to protect against Spanish Flu ‘I don’t need the flu vaccine,’ said a mid-30s healthy female patient to me yesterday, ‘it always makes me sick plus I can count on herd immunity.’ My patients are well-read, opinionated,…

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Going for a routine physical exam? New guidelines suggest less is more.

January 4, 2019

January 4th, 2019 By Natan Schleider, M.D. Early Electrocardiogram called a String Galvanometer Circa 1911 My primary care physician is a very bright internist in his early 70s who I saw recently for a routine physical exam. He examined my head, neck, chest, and abdomen and then, putting on gloves and grabbing some KY jelly,…

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DO I Really Need all these Adult Vaccines?

December 20, 2018
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By Natan Schleider M.D. December 19th, 2018 Which routine (IE not for exotic travel) adult vaccines do I really ‘need’? The Center of Disease Control ( provides up to date information on what vaccines each adult ‘needs’ Note ‘needs’ is in quotations as many of my patients say ‘every time I get the flu shot…

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Weight Loss & Lifestyle Tips to A Lean Healthy Physique: Dr. Natan Schleider Shares His Medical Secrets (Shhh Don’t Tell)

December 12, 2018
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By Natan Schleider, M.D. December 12th, 2018 Gone are the days where I could simply skip desert and stay rather lean and toned. Having just turned 43, I literally feel my metabolism slowing and all I need to do is look at carbs and they go straight to my gut by osmosis.  I weighed about…

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Humorism: Why Modern Medicine is Still an Infant or Maybe a Young Toddler

December 11, 2018
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December 11th, 2018 By Natan Schleider, M.D. So its the 21st century, you had a physical, and the doctor collected body fluids like blood and urine for ‘sophisticated’ testing. Ah, the marvels of modern medicine. But wait, doctors have been doing this for thousands of years. I would have been one impressed Gladiator in Ancient…

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Ten Signs You Are Seeing the Wrong Doctor

December 8, 2018
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December 8th, 2018 By Natan Schleider M.D If dustballs in the corner of the doctor’s exam room and bullet proof glass separating your from the receptionist aren’t good enough, here are ten signs that you probably are not seeing the best doctor: An old expression states if the ink on the diploma is to wet…

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2021’s Best ADHD Medication Treatment for NYC Patients

January 31, 2021

by Natan Schleider, M.D. January 30th 2021 3 MINUTE READ As the COVID19 pandemic worsens mental health, my NYC patients with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD or ADD) are anxious, less focused, and need close follow-up. As 2021 begins, many ‘new’ ADHD medicines have been advertised. Understanding which ADHD medication is best for my NYC…

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3 Steps In Managing Adult Adhd/ADD, Anxiety, & Adverse Effects Of Adderall In NYC

January 10, 2021

By Natan Schleider, M.d. / Written January 10th, 2021 / 6 Minute Read Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) / Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) impairs job or academic performance causing anxiety in NYC patients. Anxiety, depression, and other mood disorders negatively affect concentration and focus painting an ADD like the picture. Stimulants (IE Adderall or Ritalin used…

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5 Secret Tips to finding a Good Psychiatrist in NYC in 2021

December 30, 2020

By Natan Schleider, M.D. Written January 24th, 2020 How to find a good psychiatrist in NYC has been an issue for years. Most do not accept insurance. Many doctors and psychiatrists are working remotely during the COVID19 pandemic. For those patients who prefer office visits here are 5 tips that you have found a good…

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NYC Psychiatry & Primary Care is Certified in SPRAVATO (Esketamine) Treatment to New York City Patients with Depression

December 29, 2020

7 Tips for NYC Patients seeking SPRAVATO (Esketamine) Treatment for Depression Ketamine, an anesthetic with anti-depressant properties, treats stubborn depression. Depressed patients treated with esketamine (Spravato) often note significant mood improvement for weeks to months on average. As of late 2020/early 2021, Spravato is difficult to obtain. Pharmacies and doctors must become REMS certified to…

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Ashwagandha, the Royal Herb of Ayurvedic Medicine: An Herb with Anti-Anxiety Properties and Much More

December 28, 2020

Ashwagandha, the Royal Herb of Ayurvedic Medicine, Can Be Used in Treatment of Anxiety and Much Much More Ashwagandha is a medicinal plant found in Asia and Africa. Many phytochemicals have been extracted from Ashwagandha. The literal meaning of the word “Ashwagandha” is “smell of horse” for two reasons. One reason is that the fresh…

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2 COVID19 Lessons From 1927 That Apply TODAY August 14th, 2020–Time to Turn off your handheld device and open a book.

August 14, 2020

By Natan Schleider M.D. August 14th, 2020 Having consumed my fair share of data in the last 6 months about COVID19, I turned off my news feed and all my screens and checked my ‘antique’ medical literature only to learn 2 COVID19 Lessons From 1927 That Apply TODAY August 14th, 2020. WHATEVER WE KNEW IN 1927 IS…

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7 Vital Medical Items You Need BEFORE a Pandemic to Prevent Hospitalization for COVID-19

March 25, 2020

‘Hi doctor, I was exposed to Coronavirus 19 and now feel fever, chills, cough, and/or difficulty breathing. Do I have COVID-19 & when should I go to the hospital?’ Written by Natan Schleider, M.D. March 25th, 2020 10 PM 3 MINUTE READ NOTE TO ALL MY PATIENTS: INFORMATION PROVIDED BELOW IS BASED ON CURRENT CDC GUIDELINES LAST…

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Coronavirus 19 STILL News March 2020 and 3 Ways to Combat Fear Generated by The Media

March 13, 2020

BY Natan Schleider, M.D. March 13th, 2020 THREE MINUTE READ ‘So what do you think of this coronavirus 19 thing? Because I’m scared…’ This is a common question I am getting regularly, especially from patients. Assaulted with news, updates, national guard movement, and political responses I have 3 suggestions: Educate yourself about Human Coronaviruses (there are a…

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Coronavirus COVID 19 remains in the News causing ‘Turmoil’ and ‘Panic’ March 6th, 2020: ‘When It Bleeds it Reads’

March 6, 2020

By Natan Schleider, M.D. March 6th, 2020 9:20 am Information and news regarding coronavirus 19 changes as quickly as the name of the virus (1st called ‘2019 novel coronavirus’, then ‘2019 nCoV’ and now Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). This leads to a misinformed public and more confusion AND MORE CLICKS AND USE OF MEDIA…

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How can I protect myself from the coronavirus COVID-19? 4 Coronavirus Prevention and Treatment Tips:

February 26, 2020

By Natan Schleider, M.D. February 26th 2020 2 MINUTE READ 4 Coronavirus COVID-19 Prevention and Treatment Tips: Keep following the Center of Disease Control recommendations daily. To date, they continue to emphasize the USA is low risk. And for good reason: the coronavirus is far less deadly than the influenza virus and many other viruses that cause cold…

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