Additional Medical Information and Resources

A Weight Loss Doctor’s New Years Resolution to Lose Weight

January 13, 2017

by Natan Schleider, M.D. January 12th, 2017 Before starting New York House Call Physicians, I had a few temporary part-time doctor jobs that honestly tough me a lot. I worked in a small emergency room. I worked for an urgent care center chain. And I worked for a diet doctor practice. While working as a…

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Alcohol Abuse, Love, and Frostbite

December 29, 2016

With the New Year ushering in, many of us will usher out for “celebration.” I won’t be one of them as most recent new years, being on call, I’ve managed cases of acute alcohol abuse, frostbite, and love. Cliche dictates we brave the cold for a magical New Year’s kiss, for love essentially. We brave…

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An aspirin a day keeps the heart attack (and colon cancer) away.

December 26, 2016

Aspirin, also known as acetylsalicylic acid (ASA), is a medication used to treat pain, fever, and inflammation and is an NSAID (Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug). It is often not grouped with other NSAIDs because of it’s blood-thinning effect by binding platelets. It went into mass production in 1899, sold by Bayer, and was a blockbuster, the…

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How to verify a patient’s insurance information is accurate, especially on Christmas Day?

December 25, 2016

5:30 am in a dark New York City, four days after the winter solstice, I guess Santa is making his final rounds for all the good children but what about all the good doctors? Would it not be nice if, because it’s Christmas, if the Health Insurance Fairy left a health insurance company’s fee schedule under…

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What do you call a house call doctor’s practice when the office is closed for vacation?

December 15, 2016

Question: What do you call a doctor’s practice when the office is closed for vacation? Answer: Dead. Prognosis grave. Death imminent. Call the coroner. My running joke since starting New York House Call Physicians: Your Doctor in the Family in 2005 is that I ask my patients to get sick only Monday-Friday 9 am – 5 pm but…

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Secrets of a House Call Doctor Part II

December 10, 2016

Secrets of a House Call Doctor Part II A good house call doctor is only as good as the equipment carried with them including medications. Let’s face it, as 21st century physicians, we can do little without our gear. Not to be forgotten are the house call doctors that preceded us–which essentially means medical practice…

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Alcohol Abuse Disorder vs Atherosclerotic Disease

December 1, 2016

While I do not drink alcohol, I treat many patients who suffer from alcoholism–the new politically correct term is Alcohol Abuse Disorder. Why medicine has to keep renaming it’s diseases is beyond me, I think so we can sounds smart at cocktail parties but in seriousness, because in the 21st century, we are realizing that…

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Trade secrets of a house call doctor

November 29, 2016

Now that I am no longer the only doctor in New York City doing house calls, I figured I’d spread the wealth and teach some of you newbies on some secrets of house call medicine. A good house call physician does two things better than any other doctor: 1. He (or she) answers the phone…

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November 28, 2016

Let’s face it, children have good intuitions. As we age, these get muddied by things like co-pays, co-insurances, prior authorizations, long hold times on the telephone listening to recorded messages telling you how great the doctor’s office is. A 6-year-old would know to ignore all this. An adult seeking a new medical doctor for themselves…

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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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