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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.

Abnormal cholesterol labs. What to do with elevated triglycerides?

You see your physician and get a routine cholesterol panel.  The results show that your triglycerides are high.  What should you do? Fasting lab work should show that your triglycerides should be less than 150. When triglycerides are higher than … Continue reading

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Long covid or “post-acute sequelae of SARS-CoV-2

Oh my! Patients who have had the covid infection are often finding that they do not “bounce back” fast. In fact, a significant number of covid patients have lingering side effects The World Health Organization report found that up to … Continue reading

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Acne treatment for teens

Being a teenager is difficult enough… even without acne. Acne treatments for teens are available over the counter and from the pharmacy. Here is my overall treatment plan with ingredients that can all be bought over the counter. I want … Continue reading

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Contraception decreases unwanted pregnancies. Get your birth control under control.

Watch this short, compelling video by a fellow physician… -what are your contraceptive choices? -how to ask your physician for what you need? -Will your insurance pay for a year of birth control at a time? -What are options of … Continue reading

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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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