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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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3 Reasons Why The Most Common Cause of the Common Cold – Coronavirus – Is Making So Much News?

January 29, 2020

Written by Natan Schleider, M.D. on January 29th, 2020 A common virus called the coronavirus (yes, like the beer) is making news. This virus is the most common cause of the common cold (along with rhinovirus and parainfluenza virus). This virus has NEVER killed remotely as many people as influenza virus or opioids or car…

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5 Reasons to Consider the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) Vaccine in 2020: Prevention of Warts and Cervical Cancer in Adults.

January 14, 2020

By Natan Schleider, M.D. Written January 14th, 2020 3 MINUTE READ Basic Facts About Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) and Disease in the USA as of 2020: Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the United States infecting 1 in 4 Americans (79 million of the infected based on USA population of…

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Four Ways to Treat Chronic Pain WITHOUT Medications

January 13, 2020

Written By Natan Schleider M.D. on January 13th, 2020 3 MINUTE READ In my arsenal of pain management treatments are plenty of evidence-based treatments that do not require you to swallow a pill. If you suffer from chronic pain, your doctor may walk into the cold exam room you’ve been waiting in with your paper…

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Three Keys to Ensuring a Lifetime of Healthy Bones: Vitamin D Supplementation Effective for Bone Health but ONLY with Calcium supplementation

January 12, 2020

By Natan Schleider, M.D. Written January 8th, 2020 If your doctor told you your Vitamin D levels are low and you live in the United States, join the club. In my practice here in New York City, at least 50% of my patients labs (along with my own labs) show low levels of Vitamin D…

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The 7 Effective Treatments for Common Cold Symptoms in Adults

September 8, 2019

September 8th, 2019 By Natan Schleider, M.D. Department of Health Advertisement on Cold and Flu Prevention (Circa Early 1900s) ‘We can put a man on the mood but can’t cure the common cold.” My grandmother would shake her head. saying this repeatedly, making me chug grape-flavored Dimetapp and prune juice. This was her cold remedy…

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HEART / ARTERY HEALTH, & ATHEROSCLEROSIS FOR DUMMIES PART II: SIGNS OF ARTERY CLOGGING (AKA ATHEROSCLEROSIS)

July 20, 2019

Vintage American Heart Association Poster Circa 1970s July 20th, 2019 By Natan Schleider, M.D. As our arteries clog with cholesterol and get occluded by thick unhealthy walls for high blood pressure, smoking, and other risk factors, most of us feel nothing. Then things hit a tipping point–that is, the arteries which bring oxygen-rich blood to…

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‘You’re at risk for artery-clogging like a heart attack, stroke, kidney disease. See the plumber.’ Says my General Practitioner.

July 11, 2019

HEART / ARTERY HEALTH, & ATHEROSCLEROSIS FOR DUMMIES PART I: HISTORY AND CULTURE AND THE SCARY STATISTICS OF ARTERY CLOGGING (AKA ATHEROSCLEROSIS) By Natan Schleider, M.D. July 11th, 2019 Vintage Anatomical Print of The Heart 6:00 AM: Opened my weekly pill organizer taking an aspirin, a statin (IE atorvastatin generic for Lipitor), blood pressure medicines, and quickly…

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Screening Options for Colon Cancer

July 9, 2019

THE BEST COLON CANCER SCREENING TEST IS THE ONE THAT GETS DONE! By Natan Schleider, M.D. July 9th, 2019 Source: American Family Physician Vol. 100 No,1 July 1st, 2019 p.10-11 As I approach 50 years old, I am thinking about which colon cancer screening test is right for me. I will likely go with the…

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Lofexidine (Lucemyra) for Treatment of Some Opioid Withdrawal Symptoms

July 7, 2019

By Natan Schleider, M.D. Source: American Family Physician V.99 No.6 March 15th, 2019 While I am pleased that a new medicine recently FDA approved for mitigating some symptoms of opioid withdrawal (IE sweating, increased heart rate, some of the physical symptoms of anxiety) I am cautiously optimistic at best that this medicine will see much…

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Aspirin: Good or Bad for Preventing Heart Attacks?

June 24, 2019

BY NATAN SCHLEIDER, M.D. JUNE 24, 2019 As a physician in private practice for 15 years, the specialty I once viewed as rigorous in the scientific method and always backed by strong data in powerful studies has been disappointing me. When paying half a million dollars for medical school, the professors tend to omit the…

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