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

December 29, 2020
A nasal spray brand

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
Louis Pasteur

‘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
Coronavirus illustration

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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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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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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