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Dr. Nancy Mellow

Internal Medicine
New York, NY
44 years experience female

Locations

Office

New York, NY

Address

88 University Place Ste 702, null, New York, NY
Directions

Insurances accepted

Blue cross blue shield

Cigna

Office

New York, NY

About

Bio

Dr. Mellow is Board-Certified in Internal Medicine. She has been in practice for 30 years and takes special interest in preventive medicine, women's health care, HIV care, nutritional counseling and treatment of stress-related conditions. She takes a holistic approach to the practice of medicine and, whenever possible, urges her patients to adopt a healthier lifestyle, rather than relying solely on medications.

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Internal Medicine

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

299 Answers
305 Agrees
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nancy Mellow
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
See a gyn!: Bleeding and pain during sex can mean an inflammation or injury to your vagina. This can be caused by an infection of your vagina or cervix (which ma... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nancy Mellow
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
Yes: If you have a normal pregnancy, it is perfectly safe. If you have sex with a new partner, a partner who uses drugs, or a partner who has sex with oth... Read More
A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nancy Mellow
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
Unfortunately, no: Lung cancers are often diagnosed quite late because patients may not have symptoms for a long time. Eventually, people will have a cough, cough up bl... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nancy Mellow
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
Many possible causes: Depending on how long after eating it happens (right away or several hours later), it could be stomach inflammation or ulcers, reflux (gerd), problems... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nancy Mellow
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
Very slim: Throat cancer usually occurs in much older people, often because of longstanding smoking, alcohol use, and, at times, chronic infection with the hpv v... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nancy Mellow
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
No medication needed: It means that you have been exposed or infected in the past with herpes simplex virus. Some tests will specify which type (1 or 2) . It means that y... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nancy Mellow
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
Not ovulating?: It may take a few months after the end of a pregnancy for your body to resume ovulating normally. Often there may be estrogen production (ewcm) but n... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nancy Mellow
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
Hard to evaluate: There are a lot of causes that depend on your age or medical conditions. In younger women, fainting can be due to a low blood pressure from not having... Read More
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nancy Mellow
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
Almost always: Over 90% of patients who contract HIV have symptoms. Fever is probably the most common. Patients also frequently have enlarged lymph nodes (swollen g... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nancy Mellow
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
Possibly: If healthy eating programs focus more on weight loss than on eating nutritiously, some adolescents who are more vulnerable to eating disorders could b... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nancy Mellow
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
See your doctor!: This can only be diagnosed by an exam. First of all, an infection must be excluded and some infections can become life-threatening, if caused by cert... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nancy Mellow
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
Perhaps: If meat is the only food you're avoiding, you should be fine. If you are vegan and not having anything from animals (like eggs, dairy, fish), you'd ha... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nancy Mellow
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
Yes: If that is the dose prescribed by your doctor, it is fine to take along with antibiotics. Although it may seem high to some, many people with extremel... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nancy Mellow
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
It can be: Those symptoms can be part of what is called "pms" (pre-menstrual syndrome). Sometimes the hormones you produce at that time of the month may lead to... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nancy Mellow
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
See your doctor: Blood tests alone cannot always explain your symptoms. Sometimes, weakness can be related to not eating regularly or to not taking in enough fluids. ... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nancy Mellow
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
Usually, yes: If your cholesterol levels are very high, pravastatin might not have been strong enough. For extremely high cholesterol, Lipitor (atorvastatin) and Cr... Read More
A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nancy Mellow
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
Not related: There is probably some other explanation for your finger swelling than just walking. Continue your walking program!
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nancy Mellow
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
Don't wait long: Your "rescue inhaler" (such as albuterol) should work within minutes. If you do not feel any relief, or have used it several times in a row without r... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nancy Mellow
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
It depends: If you have checked your own level and you have had food or drink within the last 2 hours, it might be normal. If your sugar is higher than 100 after... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Nancy Mellow
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
See your doctor: If your bowel movements are much too light and your urine is very dark (even as dark as cola beverages), it could mean that you are having a problem w... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nancy Mellow
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
Don't worry!: If you had only one or a few cigarettes for the first time of your life last week, there should be no permanent damage to your lungs or to your health... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nancy Mellow
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
Not usually: Passing some air during sex, particularly in positions where the pelvis is raised (like "doggy style") is normal. Air normally flows into the vagina,... Read More
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nancy Mellow
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
Uncertain: Check with your dentist or oral surgeon. It depends on the exact procedure done and anticipated healing.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nancy Mellow
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
Probably yes: Whey protein itself is probably safe, but with any food supplement, you can never be sure that the product has no contaminants (other substances that ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nancy Mellow
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
No reason not to: A thin watery discharge (similar to uncooked egg white) is often the sign of high estrogen levels, which occur around the time of ovulation. After ov... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nancy Mellow
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
No: The only supplement that might help with yeast infections is the use of probiotics
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nancy Mellow
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
No!: If you want to breastfeed, you need to stay off all drugs and medications, unless approved by the pediatrician. Almost everything that you take into ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nancy Mellow
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
No: It is used mainly for strep or staph skin infections and not effective against the usual bacterial cause of bacterial vaginosis (gardnerella), it als... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nancy Mellow
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
Extremely common: Cardiovascular disease, which means diseases of the heart and blood vessels, is the most frequent cause of death among elderly people. This includes ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nancy Mellow
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
A waste of money!: There is no evidence that any "male enhancer" will actually change the size or shape of a man's penis.
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nancy Mellow
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
See your gyn!!: If you have swelling of your belly and urinary symptoms, it is important to see your gyn and have an ultrasound as soon as possible, if not already do... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nancy Mellow
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
It depends: Depending on the type of pill (the dose of estrogen and Progesterone it contains), it might require only 2 pills or as many as 6, used 12 hours apart,... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nancy Mellow
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
See your gyn!!: In early pregnancy, it can be normal to have a little bleeding (brown discharge is usually from small amounts of bleeding). This can be from implant... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Nancy Mellow
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
None!: Your adrenal gland is an endocrine (hormone-producing) gland that pretty much works on its own, with some stimulation by the pituitary gland in your b... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nancy Mellow
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
Many possibilities: You can get vaginal itching for the same reasons as before your hysterectomy! for example, vaginitis (yeast or candida is very common), an allergic re... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nancy Mellow
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
Perhaps: If you mean emotional or psychological disorders, yes. People often binge-eat or crave foods with a lot of sugar, salt, or fat when they are depresse... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nancy Mellow
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
Not true: He may have an active metabolism and not gain weight by eating junk food but, like anyone else, his overall health depends on solid nutrition. Eating ... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nancy Mellow
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
CT angiogram: It is being done much more often when it is necessary to visualize blood vessels (for example to see if there's a blockage). There is some radiation ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nancy Mellow
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
It depends: It depends on whether the ultrasound showed some kind of cyst or other type of growth in the ovary. A cyst is often just watched for several cycles, ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nancy Mellow
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
Probably not: Some women have hardly no symptoms of pregnancy except missing their periods during the first several months. However, if you were having daily symp... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nancy Mellow
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
It depends: In a early pregnancy, a test might be negative because it is done too early (before the time that HCG becomes detectable). A positive test usually m... Read More
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nancy Mellow
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
See your doctor!: A difference in temperature could result from less blood flow in one arm (ie a blockage in a blood vessel) , or a difference in the activity of the n... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nancy Mellow
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
Fertility specialist: Ovulating is necessary but not enough to get pregnant. Intercourse needs to be frequent enough, at the right time of the month, your partner needs to... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nancy Mellow
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
No: Jock itch is caused by a fungus which grows in areas that are warm and moist. The condition (called tinea cruris) is usually caused by the same fungu... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nancy Mellow
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
Not usually: Antibiotics don't usually affect your cycle. However, sometimes the reason you're on the antibiotic, such as a severe infection or high fever, can del... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nancy Mellow
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
Unlikely but possibl: Usually, with a 28 day cycle, ovulation would occur between the 12th and 16th days, and the most fertile period would start at the 8th to 9th day. Ho... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nancy Mellow
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
Yes: Some of the low dose combination (both estrogen and progesterone) pills rarely cause weight gain, but there may be a reason why you cannot take them. ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nancy Mellow
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
Possibly both: Flaxseed is the seed of the flax plant. It is usually considered a phytoestrogen, a plant substance with properties similar to estrogen, but in young ... Read More
A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nancy Mellow
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
It depends: If it just began with some type of exercise or regularly gets worse after a workout, it may be a type of "overuse" problem. Tight or strained muscles ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Nancy Mellow
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
Great motivation!: If you really want to change your lifestyle, that's the first step. Check with your doctor before doing anything but walking. Try to do both "cardio" ... Read More

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Dr Mellow is a great example of a general internist in a solo practice in Manhattan, where her practice includes preventive medicine and women's health, among other areas.
Sep 16, 2013
Great doctor
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Mellow is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks for the excellent advice, Doctor Mellow. I knew strength training helps diabetes but wasn't sure about heart disease. I became diabetic 10 years ago at 56, added strength to my cardio program...Read More
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Thx! He just had a biopsy in May this year, and this spot appears in the past few weeks. Child melanoma is rare- hope I'm not overreacting..
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I can upload a photo of the removed stasis if required, it takes about 24 hours for this to work, but the small test area has cleared.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
Graduated 1977MD

Medical/Graduate school

Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, NY
Graduated 1977MD

Awards

Top General Internist, Second Place, Manhattan, NY - Winter
2013
HealthTap Scholar
HealthTap ClubMD

Affiliations

Beth Israel Medical Ctr-Petrie
Nancy Mellow, M.D.-solo private practice
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