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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.

How to manage arthritis?! New guidelines.

The American College of Rheumatology and Arthritis Foundation have put out new practice guidelines on how to manage osteoarthritis (OA). Arthritis affects over 300 million people worldwide.  The most common joints affected are knees, hips, and hands. Treatment suggestions Nonpharmacologic: … Continue reading

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Do you have difficulty swallowing?

Difficulty swallowing is a common problem.  I have had countless patients with this… and also two family members with this in the past few months.  Swallowing is a complex process.  Breathing must be coordinated with swallowing.  Food is chewed (and … Continue reading

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Inguinal hernias. What to do?

Inguinal hernias. What to do? Just in the US 1.6 million groin hernias are diagnosed every year.  The lifetime prevalence of groin hernias is higher in men (27%!) compared to women at 3%. Most of the time hernias are only … Continue reading

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Do you have night sweats?

Do you have night sweats? Night sweats are a nonspecific symptom that could be from many, diverse causes. Night sweats occur more often in the middle-aged and older patients.  Sweating decreases the body’s core temperature and is controlled by complex … Continue reading

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Pregnancy tips from a family physician (and mom of 3)

Pregnancy tips from a family physician (and mom of 3) I delivered babies for over 23 years and continue to see women of childbearing-age daily.  What advice would I like to give you? Take a prenatal vitamin throughout childbearing years … Continue reading

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What should you know about appendicitis?

What should you know about appendicitis? What is appendicitis?  It is when the appendix (a little vestige/outpouching/diverticulum of the intestine where the small and large intestine attach) gets inflamed. What is the lifetime risk of appendicitis?  10% What are the … Continue reading

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How can you get the medical care you want? And, not be subjected to medical procedures you don’t? Fill out a POLST!

What is a POLST? POLST stands for Provider Order for Life-Sustaining Treatment form. Nevada defines “provider” as either a physician, APRN (advanced practice registered nurse) or PA (Physician Assistant). A POLST is both a legal document and a portal medical … Continue reading

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What is Intermittent Fasting?

What is Intermittent Fasting? Intermittent fasting is a style of eating in which you have periods of eating and periods of fasting. There are not strict rules about which foods to eat, but rather when you should eat them. You … Continue reading

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Colorectal Cancer Screening.

2020 Colorectal Cancer Screening Recommendations, per the American College of Physicians consensus statement Why is this so important? Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the second leading cause of cancer death in the US. There is a 65% overall five-year survival. Removal … Continue reading

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What can doctors do to decrease hospital admissions for dehydrated kids?

A recent systematic review shows that oral ondansetron medication can decrease hospitalization rates in children who are vomiting. It is important for these children to still be evaluated by a physician as they need an exam to rule out treatable … Continue reading

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