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

December 29, 2020
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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
An Ashwagandha plant

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

March 25, 2020
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‘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
Polio pointers for 1951

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
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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
A vintage Kleenex advertisement

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
A vintage medicine for warts treatment

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

December 12, 2018

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

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

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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Top 20 Medical Studies of 2017 Reveal that LESS IS MORE

June 3, 2018

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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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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