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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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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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WHY CHOOSING A DOCTOR COULD BE DONE BY A 6-YEAR-OLD?

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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