Additional Medical Information and Resources

Top 20 Medical Studies of 2017 Reveal that LESS IS MORE

June 3, 2018
Doctor In The Family

By Natan Schleider, M.D. June 3rd, 2018 As long as I’ve wanted to be a doctor (some 30 years now) it was a veritable fact that Type II diabetics not on insulin should routinely check their blood sugar at home. Wrong! Or so says the recent American Family Physician of May 1st, 2018 Vol 97,…

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

July 29, 2017
Doctor In The Family

‘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
Doctor In The Family

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
Doctor In The Family

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, 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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A Weight Loss Doctor New Year’s Resolution to Lose Weight P.4–Does stretching cause weight loss and get you lean or “ripped?”

February 3, 2017

Well, it’s 6:27 am and I am a bit tired, I am on day 4 of the “30-day gallon water challenge” which I believe I mentioned in a prior post. Whether I make it to my 6:45 am spin class is doubtful as I want to write this blog and have some new stretching to…

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A Weight Loss Doctor New Year’s Resolution to Lose Weight P.3

January 30, 2017

As the cold month of January creeps to an end, I am not immune to the fad diets and the gym promotions that surround this 5’9″ 220-pound medical doctor here in Midtown, Manhattan, New York, City whose goal weight is 177 to 190 pounds over the next year. Having been in the weight-loss business, reviewed…

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A Weight Loss Doctor New Years Resolution to Lose Weight P.2

January 16, 2017

January 15th, 2017 by Natan Schleider, M.D. So as a 41-year-old male standing 5 feet 9 inches and weighing 220 pounds (I weighed about 180 in college, always been fairly stocky genetically but even I am not immune to desiring all the Hollywood actors incredible physiques my age or older), I calculated my BMR or…

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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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