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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.

Antibiotic prescribing is rampant at urgent care and retail clinics. Does this surprise anyone?!

Antibiotic prescribing is rampant at urgent care and retail clinics.  Does this surprise anyone? JAMA Internal Medicine recently published a study including 2.7 million urgent care visits, 48,000 retail clinic visits, 4.8 million emergency department visits and 148.5 million medical … Continue reading

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Breastfeeding linked with reduction in diabetes…

Breastfeeding linked with reduction in diabetes… This is not new news, as my children are now teenagers…and this was known then. What is new is the percentage DROP in incidence of diabetes in mothers who breastfed per JAMA Internal Medicine. … Continue reading

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One more form of birth control “bites the dust.”

One more form of birth control “bites the dust.”  Which one?  What was its history? Why? The Bayer company is taking Essure off the market.  Essure was marketed as a nonsurgical alternative to “tying tubes.”  Instead of a surgical tubal … Continue reading

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Why does your doctor NOT look you in the eye?

Why does your doctor NOT look you in the eye?  Please click to watch this brilliant and entertaining video from a fellow physician Dr. Zubin Damania, better known as rapper ZDoggMD. Entitled “EMRs killed medicine”  

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Medicare’s proposed fee payment changes are NOT in your best interest…

Medicare’s proposed fee payment changes are NOT in your best interest… Medicare would like to “streamline” physician documentation.  And, in exchange for this, they are decreasing the reimbursement for many office visits.  Most Medicare patients are complex, as there is … Continue reading

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At what age should you really (!) start a screening colonoscopy? 45 or 50?

At what age should you really (!) start a screening colonoscopy? 45 or 50?  The American Cancer Society (ACS) recently released an updated guideline that colorectal cancer (CRC) screening begin at age 45 for patients at average risk. Researchers have demonstrated … Continue reading

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New medical interns start specialization training today!

It’s July 1, and new interns have already earned both an undergraduate degree and completed 4 years of medical school. What else do they need to do before “hanging their shingle” and seeing patients as an attending physician? Read on… … Continue reading

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