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About drlesliegreenberg

I have been practicing as a family physician for over 20 years--as both an educator of physicians and clinician. From infancy to the elderly, I perform obstetrics and general medicine. I love my career and am passionate about my field of knowledge and my patients. Follow me on Facebook at Leslie Md Greenberg Medical Disclaimer The content of this website is provided for general informational purposes only and is not intended as, nor should it be considered a substitute for, professional medical advice. Do not use the information on this website for diagnosing or treating any medical or health condition. If you have or suspect you have a medical problem, promptly contact your professional healthcare provider.

Should you have a carotid artery ultrasound?

Should you have a carotid artery ultrasound? Some concierge physicians offer carotid artery ultrasound with their “executive physical.”  This is NOT a suggested test for most patients.  The general adult population should NOT get a carotid ultrasound to rule out … Continue reading

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Should you get a carotid artery ultrasound?

Should you have a carotid artery ultrasound? Some concierge physicians offer carotid artery ultrasound with their “executive physical.”  This is not a suggested test for most patients.  The general adult population should NOT get a carotid ultrasound to rule out … Continue reading

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Hypothyroidism. What is it? Why is it important?

Hypothyroidism is when the thyroid gland produces inadequate thyroid hormone production.  Why is this important?  I consider the thyroid the gas pedal of the body.  The body needs get-up-and-go to function well. How prevalent is hypothyroidism?  It affects one in … Continue reading

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Do you have painful intercourse?

Dyspareunia is the medical word for persistent or recurrent pain with sexual intercourse.  This affects 10 to 20% of American women.  Dyspareunia can be deep or superficial.  Sexual pain can cause relationship distress, decreased quality of life, anxiety and depression.  … Continue reading

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome: What should you know?

Irritable Bowel Syndrome: What should you know? What is it?  Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a varied group of gastrointestinal conditions that is not fully understood. What causes IBS?  Psychological factors do not cause IBS.  But IBS can make anxiety … Continue reading

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Can you afford your medications? One of the reasons that patients do not fill their prescriptions are due to increasing medication costs.  I have begun asking my patients “Is the cost of any of your medications a burden for you?”  … Continue reading

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Questions about managing elevated cholesterol…

Questions about managing elevated cholesterol… Primary prevention means preventing the FIRST EPISODE of a cardiovascular event (like a stroke or heart attack).  Primary prevention is key!  Family physicians make treatment decisions based on clinical risk and risk calculators.  Try this … Continue reading

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Do you need your vitamin D level checked?

Do you need your vitamin D level checked?   The US Preventive Services Task Force just weighed in on this and gave a “final recommendation statement.”  Sounds impressive, huh?  Well, actually the USPSTF has said that to check vitamin D levels … Continue reading

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HPV vaccine is REALLY effective!!!

HPV vaccine is REALLY effective!!! The human papillomavirus vaccine is really effective, especially when given before age 17.  There was a Swedish study of MORE than 1.6 million patients. The patients who received the vaccine before 17 were most helped.  … Continue reading

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Who needs a tonsillectomy?

Who needs a tonsillectomy? As a family physician, I send patients to ear nose throat surgeons for a tonsillectomy if … Seven throat infections in one year Five throat infections per year for 2 consecutive years Three throat infections per … Continue reading

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